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Racism, Justified: A Critical Look at Critical Race Theory. By now, most of you have heard of Critical Race Theory.

Racism, Justified: A Critical Look at Critical Race Theory

Its narrative, ideology, and even vocabulary have become a familiar refrain. UCLA School of Public Affairs. The Theory.

UCLA School of Public Affairs

Critical Race Theory was developed out of legal scholarship. It provides a critical analysis of race and racism from a legal point of view. Since its inception within legal scholarship CRT has spread to many disciplines. CRT has basic tenets that guide its framework. The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic. 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.

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic

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. Ta-Nehisi Coates on Bernie Sanders and Reparations - The Atlantic.

Last week Bernie Sanders was asked whether he was in favor of “reparations for slavery.”

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Bernie Sanders and Reparations - The Atlantic

The Brain-Heart Dialogue Shows How Racism Hijacks Perception. Racial bias is not just a state or habit of mind, but a process that’s also part of the ebbs and flows of the body’s physiology.

The Brain-Heart Dialogue Shows How Racism Hijacks Perception

I f you’re black in the United States, you’re more than twice as likely as a white person to be unarmed if you’re killed in an encounter with the police. Why? Some kind of racial profiling is at work, but the precise psychological mechanism is poorly understood. Investigations into police shootings show that the officers often perceive cellphones and other non-threatening objects as weapons in the hands of a person of color.

Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness. PELOTAS, Brazil – Late last year Fernando received news he had dreaded for months: he and 23 of his classmates had been kicked out of college.

Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness

The expulsion became national news in Brazil. Fernando and his classmates may not have been publicly named (“Fernando,” in fact, is a pseudonym), but they were roundly vilified as a group. The headline run by weekly magazine CartaCapital — “White Students Expelled from University for Defrauding Affirmative Action System” — makes it clear why. Chicago Area Disparities in Car Insurance Premiums. By Al Shaw, Jeff Larson and Julia Angwin, ProPublica, April 5, 2017 Some car insurers charge higher premiums in Chicago’s minority neighborhoods than in predominantly white neighborhoods with similar insurance losses.

Chicago Area Disparities in Car Insurance Premiums

The areas outlined in black are more than 50 percent minority. Many insurers charge the same premiums throughout Chicago, but quote higher prices than in suburbs with similar risk. | Read the methodology » | Related story: Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums Than White Areas With the Same Risk » Devil’s Punchbowl — U.S. Concentration Camp For African Americans So Horrific It Was Erased From History – Counter Current News. Say the words concentration camps, and most will surmise the topic surrounds World War II and the Nazis; but the hard labor, constant threat of death, and barbarism these microcosmic hells presented weren’t unique to Adolf Hitler — in just one year, around 20,000 freed slaves perished in the Devil’s Punchbowl — in Natchez, Mississippi, U.S.A.

Devil’s Punchbowl — U.S. Concentration Camp For African Americans So Horrific It Was Erased From History – Counter Current News

After the Civil War, a massive exodus of former slaves from Southern plantations trekked northward in hopes of reaching a location of true freedom; but embittered soldiers, resentful the people considered property were now free, had other plans. One tiny town’s population mushroomed twelvefold from the influx, as researcher Paula Westbrook, who has extensively studied Devil’s Punchbowl, noted, “When the slaves were released from the plantations during the occupation they overran Natchez. And the population went from about 10,000 to 120,000 overnight.” Barbarous treatment didn’t even end when someone died. How racial bias could be hurting Silicon Valley’s bottom line.

People take their seats ahead of Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference presentation at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on June 13, 2016.

How racial bias could be hurting Silicon Valley’s bottom line

(Gabrielle Lurie/AFP/Getty Images) Apple shareholders will decide next week whether to force the tech giant to diversify its leadership — possibly by tying executives' compensation to racial diversity goals — in the industry's latest effort to grapple with a severe underrepresentation of blacks and Latinos in its ranks. The long-shot shareholder proposal, aimed at moving people of color into Apple's C-suite, comes amid accusations of racial bias at various tech firms from customers, researchers and federal investigators. The FBI Has Quietly Investigated White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement. White supremacists and other domestic extremists maintain an active presence in U.S. police departments and other law enforcement agencies.

A striking reference to that conclusion, notable for its confidence and the policy prescriptions that accompany it, appears in a classified FBI Counterterrorism Policy Guide from April 2015, obtained by The Intercept. The guide, which details the process by which the FBI enters individuals on a terrorism watchlist, the Known or Suspected Terrorist File, notes that “domestic terrorism investigations focused on militia extremists, white supremacist extremists, and sovereign citizen extremists often have identified active links to law enforcement officers,” and explains in some detail how bureau policies have been crafted to take this infiltration into account.

That report appeared after a series of scandals involving local police and sheriff’s departments. In Los Angeles, for example, a U.S. Timothy McVeigh, a U.S. Photo: Darren Hauck/Getty Images. Signal received: White nationalists ecstatic over Trump’s proposed policy change on terrorism. Trump’s base of white supremacists and white nationalists, on the other hand, is rejoicing.

A signal has been sent, and such individuals have heard it loud and clear. Uncovering the roots of racist ideas in America. Donald Trump proclaimed during his inaugural address, “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.” Opening our hearts to patriotism will not solve the problem of racist ideas.

Some of the nation’s proudest patriots have also been the nation’s most virulent racists. The organizing principle of the Ku Klux Klan has always been allegiance to the red, white and blue flag. White Women’s Tears and the Men Who Love Them - There has been much critique lately of “white tears.” This term refers to all of the ways, both literally and metaphorically, that white people cry about how hard racism is on us. In my work, I consistently encounter these tears in their various forms, and many writers have provided excellent critiques. Here, I want to address one specific manifestation of white tears: those shed by white women in cross-racial settings.

The following example illustrates both people of color’s frustration with those tears and white women’s sense of entitlement to freely shed them. When another police shooting of an unarmed black man occurred, my workplace called for an informal lunch gathering of people who wanted to connect and find support. The Racist Origins of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is calling it quits this year after more than a century in show business, but few know the racist fraud that launched P.T.

Barnum’s career. In the shameful time before the Emancipation Proclamation, P.T. Let’s stop coddling white feelings – Medium. Whiteness is a social construct created in opposition to Blackness, one that serves to protect the ruling class. ‘As a White Nationalist, What Do You Do?’ Chip Berlet has spent the past four decades studying right-wing political movements as a writer, activist and scholar. Now retired, he worked for many years as a senior analyst at Political Research Associates, a think tank based in the Boston area. A Reporter on the Hate Beat Finds 2 Very Local Stories. Does Race Matter When You’re Applying for a Job? Log In. The Story in Numbers On the cellblocks, it is a foregone conclusion that the disciplinary system is rigged. The uniformed staff is given almost total control over the process.

KING: Democratic staffer exposes the soft bigotry of Senate Dems. President Obama has actually done a pretty good job as President at hiring a truly diverse staff. Ben Shapiro on Steve Bannon, the alt-right, and why the left needs to turn down the outrage. Gage Skidmore/Flickr CC Ben Shapiro is a conservative columnist, former Breitbart editor-at-large, and Never Trump–er who’s now facing anti-Semitic threats from the alt-right. The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance into Harvard. I would like to express my gratitude to Jared Kushner for reviving interest in my 2006 book, “The Price of Admission.” Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump’s America. Michael Moore: Morning-After To-Do List. Michael Moore: Morning-After To-Do List. 'When did Greeks become 'white'?' Dolezaled – Medium. A lynching in Georgia: the living memorial to America’s history of racist violence. When will Democrats realize that black Americans are more than just their votes?

White Peoples Feelings. Does Race Matter When You’re Applying for a Job? Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race. Looking for Accountability in Police-Involved Deaths of Blacks. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism - ‘Black Lives Matter has a plantation mentality’ Businessinsider. Whiteness is a racial construct. It’s time to take it apart. White privilege wages jihad: Kansas “militia members” aren’t considered “terrorists” because they’re not Muslim. Breaking the Black Box: How Machines Learn to Be Racist. Nypost. ​We Went to Kellie Leitch’s Campaign Launch to Hear Her Immigrant Screening Pitch. Official Apologizes for Police Role in Mistrust by Minorities. U.S. police chiefs group apologizes for ‘historical mistreatment’ of minorities. The Parallels between International Adoption and Slavery.

Canada's racial divide: Confronting racism in our own backyard. Bill C-31. Trauma and Poverty Alters the Brains of Black People, and It Will Take Black Institutions to Stop It. A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Wage gap between white and black Americans is worse today than in 1979.

It’s time to stop talking about racism with white people.