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Portland Stabbing Victim: City Has 'White Savior Complex' (PORTLAND, Ore.) — A man who was stabbed in the neck while trying to stop a man from shouting anti-Muslim insults at two young women on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train said Wednesday that the city should focus on the girls, not him.

Portland Stabbing Victim: City Has 'White Savior Complex'

An emotional Micah Fletcher said in a six-minute video on his Facebook page that Portland has a "white savior complex" and residents are heaping praise on him, but the real victims are the women. He says they must be traumatized from being targets of hate and from the deaths of two other men who also tried to intervene Friday. "These people need to be reminded that this is about them, that they are the real victims here," he said. Jeremy Joseph Christian is accused of stabbing to death Ricky Best, 53, and Taliesin Namkai-Meche, 23. Prosecutors say he attacked them after they confronted him for harassing two young black women, one of whom wore a Muslim head covering.

Photo Project Highlights Asian Female Trailblazers Missing from Classrooms. Doris Ho-Kane was devastated by last year's election results.

Photo Project Highlights Asian Female Trailblazers Missing from Classrooms

As a self-described feminist and an Asian-American woman, she said she felt she had to do something to actively resist Donald Trump's presidency. A fashion-industry professional for over a decade, Ho-Kane had kicked around the idea of starting up a magazine geared specifically toward Asian-American women years ago. I’m Not Tiny Because I’m Asian, I’m Tiny Because You’re White. As an Asian woman under 5’4”, many people misattribute my size to my race.

I’m Not Tiny Because I’m Asian, I’m Tiny Because You’re White

One of the most confusing comments I receive from white women is, “Ugh, I’m jealous of Asian women because they’re all so tiny!” It’s a confusing statement because it’s not true. I’m not tiny because I’m Asian, I’m tiny because you’re white. You see, with 4.3 billion Asians accounting for 60% of the world’s population, our median size is the norm and you’re all deviating from it. Americans choose to see us foreigners as small instead of stereotyping themselves as huge. Seriously, the scientific reason I’m tiny has nothing to do with my race. While this perspective may seem wild at first, let me blow your mind again. That may not sound quite as fun, but it does make just as little sense! Why Did I Assume She Was His Nanny?  I don't know about you but I feel like a real asshole assuming the Asian woman in the viral video collecting the kids during the 'so wrong but so right' BBC interview with the professor, was his nanny.

Why Did I Assume She Was His Nanny? 

I didn't even think twice when I was telling my co-worker she needs to watch a hilarious video clip, giggling at how the nanny scoops the kids up at the end. I even wondered if the father would be upset with the nanny for not monitoring the toddlers carefully enough while he was being interviewed on live TV. Sadly, it never occurred to me that the woman was his wife. Why Discrimination Is a Public Health Issue. A Guide to Knowing Roma — Masq Magazine. Released in January 2017, The Roma Guide was initiated by freelance journalist Juliana Da Penha and cartoonist Alexandre De Maio.

A Guide to Knowing Roma — Masq Magazine

The guide features 10 facts that different members of Roma communities selected as things they wanted people to know about their identity, culture and history. The aim of the guide, illustrated by Alexandre, is to breakdown stereotypes, negative perceptions and myths surrounding Roma communities. "We believe that comics are a powerful and innovative tool to discuss social/political issues and a creative way to inform and educate," says Juliana, who also works for Friends of Romano Lav, an organisation working to challenge discrimination and disadvantage experienced by Roma migrant communities in Glasgow.

Public School Ratings, Scholarly Literature, Educational Videos & News. Source: Education Post “If we would start telling the truth in schools, we would not have racism.

Public School Ratings, Scholarly Literature, Educational Videos & News

We could cure racism in this country” —Jane Elliott These words by anti-racist educator Jane Elliott are taken from her appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1992 as part of a rebuke where she informs the audience of the many uncelebrated contributions by people of color to civilization. She takes to task a school system that she labels “racist” for overstating the achievements of Europeans and deliberately reinforcing the notion of White supremacy. It’s hard to argue with her logic. In fact, I see no lies here. As a former high school world history teacher in an urban district, and socio-politically conscious Black male, I’ve often struggled with how to deliver such a Eurocentric curriculum to students who descend primarily from African, Asian and Latin American countries. Finding Every Student’s Place in History. Mass sexual assault in Frankfurt by refugees 'completely made up'

Prosecutors are investigating two people for allegedly fabricating an account of a mass sex attack by Arab migrants in Frankfurt.

Mass sexual assault in Frankfurt by refugees 'completely made up'

Claims that a “sex rioting mob” of around 50 men assaulted a group of women over the new year were reported by German tabloid Bild earlier this month. The report, which suggested the attackers lived at a refugee shelter in central Hasse, was widely re-circulated by right-wing news sites. In an article since taken down from its website, Bild interviewed a chef who runs a restaurant in Fressgass, a busy shopping district, as well as a 27-year-old woman. The chef alleged that dozens of Arab men came into his restaurant in, stole his customers' jackets and sexually assaulted multiple women. The 27-year-old female told the paper: “They grabbed me under my skirt, between the legs and on my breast – everywhere.” Yet, police said on Tuesday they believed the allegations were “completely baseless”. Investigators were looking into whether the pair had made up the story.

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BLM. White tears. Representation & pop-culture. Meet Moya Bailey, the black woman who created the term "misogynoir" A onslaught of racist, sexist cyber attacks last week, fans and fellow celebrities tweeted out their support for the actress using the hashtag #StandWithLeslie.

Meet Moya Bailey, the black woman who created the term "misogynoir"

But amid the outpouring of solidarity, a tweet from singer Katy Perry stood out. "Do not give your eyeballs to this racist, hate-filled, misogynoir crime," she wrote. "I #StandWithLeslie. " What struck Twitter users about Perry's message was her word choice: "Misogynoir" is a term queer black feminist scholar and Northeastern University professor Moya Bailey invented in 2010 to describe the specific way racism and misogyny combine to oppress black women. Though the word is frequently used among communities of black women on Twitter and Tumblr, it felt significant that a mainstream celebrity like Perry would use it or be familiar with it at all.

When A Brown Actor Plays A White Character, Who Really Wins. A Day Without Dignity. Tetsuro Shigematsu: Everything You Wanted to Ask an Asian but Were Afraid To. Admit it.

Tetsuro Shigematsu: Everything You Wanted to Ask an Asian but Were Afraid To

A Mom Is "Correcting Yellowface" By Transforming Herself Into Whitewashed Asian Roles. I read only non-white authors for 12 months. What I learned surprised me. In 2014, I managed to read 25 novels.

I read only non-white authors for 12 months. What I learned surprised me

Eurocentric Office Dress Codes Need to Go. Not Eurocentric? No problem (ideally)! Photo via Flickr user Ministério da Cultura Dress codes have been getting a lot of flak in the news lately. Racebending.com. Muslims, Mennonites and covered heads. Waterloo has some unusual uptown bench art. For the city's 150th birthday in 2007, artist Ruth Abernethy was commissioned to create several sculptural pieces along a boulevard that are essentially benches for sitting, covered with stainless steel mesh in the design of Mennonite or Amish head coverings (also called prayer caps) and bonnets. When these were first installed, I rolled my eyes a bit at what seemed another instance of how images of the "plain people" — especially Old Order Mennonites — are used to characterize what is now a multicultural community with one of the country's highest percentages of immigrants, refugees, and international students and scholars.