PREVIEW Get Started - Whiteness History - Research Guides at Portland Community College. Welcome to the Portland Community College site for the 2016 Whiteness History Month.
The Project: Whiteness History Month: Context, Consequences and Change is a multidisciplinary, district-wide, educational project examining race and racism through an exploration of the construction of whiteness, its origins and heritage. Scheduled for the month of April 2016, the project seeks to inspire innovative and practical solutions to community issues and social problems that stem from racism. Whiteness History Month, unlike heritage months, is not a celebratory endeavor, it is an effort to change our campus climate. Articles & News Academic Papers Books Critical Race Theory Films Reports Visual Media. 8 Ways the Media Upholds White Privilege and Demonizes People of Color. Are you paying attention to how the media gives you information?
Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Black woman who had spoken out against police violence, died in police custody on July 13 after a routine traffic stop. Local authorities ruled her death a suicide. 11 Things White People Need To Realize About Race. What #BlackLivesMatter Is Actually Asking For – And Why It Benefits You, Too. Originally published on Grown Up Truth and republished here with the author’s permission.
With the simple profession of the phrase “Black Lives Matter” gaining steam, are you willing to take an undeniable position – both political and tangible – that shows that truth in action? In the two years since its inception, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” has taken on a life of its own. What began as a rallying cry for mobilization against anti-Black racism has since blossomed into a transnational organization with 26 growing chapters and a history-in-the-making movement for reparations, rights, and justice. Homan Square: an interactive portrait of detainees at Chicago's police facility. Jose Detained at Homan Square on 20 March 2013 Jose, a 30-year-old Chicagoan whose last name the Guardian agreed not to print, was detained at Homan Square in 2013.
Court and police documents show that police executed a search warrant on Jose’s house, based on the word of an anonymous informant, for marijuana. The warrant did not name Jose and described a taller man. Jose was not home when police executed the warrant, but his wife and young daughter were. Prison Labor in America: How Is It Legal? Crops stretch to the horizon.
Black bodies pepper the landscape, hunched over as they work the fields. Officers on horseback, armed, oversee the workers. UN to investigate plight of US Native Americans for first time. The UN is to conduct an investigation into the plight of US Native Americans, the first such mission in its history.
The human rights inquiry led by James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on indigenous peoples, is scheduled to begin on Monday. Many of the country's estimated 2.7 million Native Americans live in federally recognised tribal areas which are plagued with unemployment, alcoholism, high suicide rates, incest and other social problems. The UN mission is potentially contentious, with some US conservatives likely to object to international interference in domestic matters.
Since being appointed as rapporteur in 2008, Anaya has focused on natives of Central and South America. A UN statement said: "This will be the first mission to the US by an independent expert designated by the UN human rights council to report on the rights of the indigenous peoples. " The US signed up in 2010 to the declaration, which establishes minimum basic rights for indigenous people globally. Voter ID and driver's license office closures black-out Alabama's Black Belt. Black Kids Get Less Pain Medication Than White Kids in ER. Black children with acute appendicitis -- a clearly painful emergency -- are less likely than white children to get painkillers in the emergency room, researchers reported Monday.
And nearly as troubling, only about half of any of the kids got painkillers, even though they're strongly recommended in cases of appendicitis, the researchers found. "Black patients with moderate pain were less likely to receive any analgesia, and black patients with severe pain were less likely to be treated with opioids," Dr. Monika Goyal of the Children's National Health System in Washington and colleagues wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association's JAMA Pediatrics. Racism linked to mortality for both blacks and whites in U.S. In U.S. communities with high levels of racial prejudice, both blacks and whites may have worse survival odds than people who live in more tolerant places, a study suggests.
Researchers examined U.S. survey data on racial attitudes from 1993 to 2002 and linked the responses to death records through 2008, to explore the impact of prejudice on mortality. Altogether they had data from almost 11,000 people living in 100 communities nationwide. “Racial prejudice compromises health for the community as a whole.” – Yeonjin Lee, Penn sociology researcher and lead study author Living in a community with higher levels of anti-black prejudice increased residents’ overall odds of death by 24 percent when mortality risk was assessed independent of individual and neighborhood socioeconomic factors and individually held racial attitudes, the study found. The Racism of Mass Incarceration, Visualized: an Interview With Bruce Western. It's not my job to absolve white friends of racism, but it can seem that way. Immigrants' Rights Activist Angy Rivera Talks Documentary, 'No Le Digas a Nadie' Unequal Opportunity Race. A Hard Look at How We See Race. A Hard Look at How We See Race Jennifer Eberhardt’s research shows subconscious connections in people’s minds between black faces and crime, and how those links may pervert justice.
Law enforcement officers across the country are taking note. With 'Stereotypes,' A Duo Raised On Hip-Hop And Classical Has It Both Ways. Black Violin's new album is called Stereotypes.
Lisa Leone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption itoggle caption Lisa Leone/Courtesy of the artist Black Violin's new album is called Stereotypes. The Racism of Mass Incarceration, Visualized: an Interview With Bruce Western. The Show About Race: the podcast that gets real in not-so-post-racial America. 5 facts exposing the media's lies about police shootings. How companies make millions off lead-poisoned, poor blacks. Rose, who can neither read nor write, was supposed to be set up for life after she won a lead lawsuit against her former landlord and was awarded a large settlement. The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy. 347I01E.pdf. Mapping Segregation. Mapping Segregation.