‘White Supremacy’ Once Meant David Duke and the Klan. Now It Refers to Much More. Professor Delgado told me he saw in “white supremacy” an effective descriptive tool.
“It remains useful for coming to grips with whiteness, with old boys’ networks, with the role of color and who gets ahead or who gets to live in one neighborhood or another,” he said. Critical race theory, however, met with decades of resistance, from conservatives and from liberals alike, who saw its claims as too sweeping. But in 2008, the concept broke through to a broad audience, when Mr. Coates started writing a series of essays in The Atlantic and several popular books, in which he argued that the United States was mired from its inception in the muck of white supremacy and racist violence.
Schools, language, the economy and politics: Nearly everything in the United States, he wrote, bore the mark of a white supremacist identity. Mr. Transracial adoption: 'I've been accused of kidnapping my white child' Image copyrightFosterdadflipper Stories of transracial adoption most often feature white families adopting black and Asian children.
When the opposite happens, and black and Asian parents adopt white children, officials and members of the public can become very suspicious. Washington's NFL team confirm they will drop racist 'Redskins' nickname. Washington’s NFL team have confirmed they will get rid of the name “Redskins” and logo, officially distancing themselves from a term that has been described as a “dictionary-defined racial slur” by experts and advocates.
The team confirmed the decision on Monday in a statement posted on their official Twitter account, which still has the handle of the team’s former name. Washington Redskins (@Redskins)pic.twitter.com/wFvTxdUP9sJuly 13, 2020 “Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review,” the team said in the statement. The Case against Reparations. A reply to Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published on May 24, 2014. From the Magazine: ‘It Is Time for Reparations’ It feels different this time.
Black Americans protesting the violation of their rights are a defining tradition of this country. In the last century, there have been hundreds of uprisings in black communities in response to white violence. Some have produced substantive change. After the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Justice Too Long Delayed. “Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.” – Genesis 4:10 We at Christianity Today deeply love the church.
Serving the bride of Christ, growing her love for God, and telling the story of her redemptive and transformative work in the world is the heart of what we do. We do not revel in the history of her sin. But we cannot love our brothers and sisters well if we cannot tell their story in truth. And we cannot tell their story in truth if we cannot confess our participation in it. A Debate Over Identity and Race Asks, Are African-Americans ‘Black’ or ‘black’? For proponents of capitalizing black, there are grammatical reasons — it is a proper noun, referring to a specific group of people with a shared political identity, shaped by colonialism and slavery.
We must confront racist history of UK parliament's art, says curator. The curator of parliament’s extensive art collection has acknowledged that many artefacts that adorn the plinths and corridors of Westminster have a “racist history” and were bought with slave-owning and colonial wealth.
30+ Films You Need to Watch About Race in America. We are filmmakers, so when the going gets tough, we turn to...what else?
Movies. [Author’s note: This post is an update from the original, written in July 2016. Both were written in direct response to police brutality in the US against black civilians. Thus, while recognizing that racism and its effects are experienced by many groups, the article focuses on films by and about black people that deal directly with the long, entrenched, and multi-layered history of systemic racism against them and its effects until today.
Season 1 — The Next Question. Race/Related: 8 Stories on Inequality and Covid-19. N.A.A.C.P. Plans to Press For More Diverse TV Shows. The question of how to get broader ethnic representation in television shows presents programmers with two options: to develop shows about minority characters, or to include more minority characters in shows that then become ethnically diverse.
Many advertisers have resisted programs about minority characters because such programs are not widely watched by affluent white audiences -- with exceptions, like CBS's ''Cosby,'' which teams Bill Cosby with Phylicia Rashad and Madeline Kahn. And some advertisers argue that even a ''real-life'' proportion of minority characters (African-Americans make up 13 percent of the American population) will rebuff white viewers. That has not happened with popular dramas like ''N.Y.P.D. Blue,'' ''E.R.'' or ''Law and Order.'' But comedies fall more readily into categories of white or black appeal, according the Nielsen ratings. Race/Related: The Hidden History of Slavery That Surrounds Us. Race/Related: How I Tried to Ditch Africa’s Tropes. White Parents Don’t Talk to Their Kids About Race. Here’s How I Learned to Do It. Is now a part of Verizon Media. Oct. 9 was a normal afternoon as Talha Javaid walked home from the Windsor, Ont., mosque he attends every Friday for congregational prayers.
But when the 23-year-old hockey player and youth coach checked his phone, he stopped in his tracks. “I was like, ‘What. The. Hell,’” he told Yahoo Sports Canada. Javaid received a text message from one of the parents of a child he coaches. Are we finally ready to talk about colourism? In the past week, two high-profile black women, the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and the Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o have spoken candidly about not having experienced racism until they arrived in the United States. Do we need black people on our banknotes? Usually, when a new campaign to rectify our national failure to acknowledge black ingenuity in building modern Britain comes along, I support it enthusiastically. I’ve backed the critique of our statues, for example, which promote white supremacists as heroes and ignore people of colour; and of our curriculum, which promotes ignorance about the racialised nature of British history.
I’ve seen the need for a museum of empire, and the importance of books such as Washington Black, which told the fictional story of a black inventor erased from the historical record. Woman in 'gardening while black' case hires self-proclaimed alt-right lawyer. A white Detroit woman being sued by a black man in a high-profile case for repeatedly fabricating charges against him to police has hired an attorney who previously represented white supremacist leaders like Richard Spencer. The case, whose victim said he was merely guilty of “gardening while black”, generated headlines around the country as another example of black Americans encountering racism, and the attention of law enforcement, for simply carrying out everyday activities.
The Poor Can’t Afford Not to Wear Nice Clothes – Member Feature Stories. Getting Rid of the Word Caucasian. Why Do We Keep Using the Word ‘Caucasian’? – SAPIENS. The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Editor’s Note: We’ve gathered dozens of the most important pieces from our archives on race and racism in America. Find the collection here. And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing today. — Deuteronomy 15: 12–15.
Let Harvard Be Harvard, Only Bigger – Bloomberg View. Talking about race with my 3-year-old mixed-race daughter. The Newest Jim Crow. Why Do Asian-Americans Remain Largely Unseen in Film and Television? 4 Things Macklemore Told Us About ‘White Privilege II’ – Rolling Stone. The Body That’s Too Asian and Too Sick for America – Unruly Bodies.
50 Years After Dr. King’s Death, New Lessons for Today. Hello, This Is An Essay About Race – Member Feature Stories. New Resources On Race & Racism. Ostracised and fetishised: The perils of travelling as a young black woman. How Genetics Is Changing Our Understanding of ‘Race’ The Black Experience During the Reconstruction Era – Arc Digital. National Geographic’s Photography Erased People. It’s Too Late For An Apology. Female slaves were forced to wear headwraps because white women were jealous. African-Americans and the Strains of the National Anthem. America Is So Very Sorry for Profiling You (Again) – RollingStone. The Serena Cartoon Debate: Calling out Racism Is Not ‘Censorship’
African Students Encounter Institutional Racism at a Top Chinese University, Raising Urgent… African Students, Encountering Racism at Top-tier Chinese University, Raise Questions for China’s Expanding Education Initiatives. Asian Americans in Films: Why Are They Important? – Publishous. The black history you might not learn at school. Black History Month is celebrated in the UK every October. How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women. The suffragist heroes Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony seized control of the feminist narrative of the 19th century. A Modest Case for Reparations – Joseph Parrish. South-Sudanese Australians Talk Police, Politics and the Media. Dear Tyler Perry, From An Angry Black Woman – Ellana Barrett.
Why Arthur Ashe Is the Spiritual Father of Colin Kaepernick. Ethnic minority consultants 'paid less' than white colleagues. Poster prank hoodwinks McDonald's. The doctor struck off for honest mistakes. When Violence Is Normalized – Member Feature Stories. With a Recycled Oscar Dress, Rita Moreno Made a Statement on Hollywood’s Latinx Representation. Why did I risk my privacy with home DNA testing? I blame my Neanderthal heritage.
National Geographic’s Photography Erased People. It’s Too Late For An Apology. The Body That’s Afraid of What It Would Do with a Gun. By the end of his life, Martin Luther King realized the validity of violence. Math Was Never Neutral. – Q.E.D. When will Britain face up to its crimes against humanity?
It Was Never About Liberty – Christopher Keelty. Obituary: Millie Dunn Veasey, pioneering sergeant turned rights activist. Reading Jane Eyre While Black. Rollingstone. Racism Is Driving Modern American Gun Culture – Member Feature Stories. Dear Media, If You Really Want Women of Color To Win, Make It Happen! The Racial Bechdel Test.