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Syrian Refugee Crisis. US Race Riots. US Police State. Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education. Vision, Privilege, and the Limits of Tolerance Cris CullinanUniversity of Oregon Three presumptions about the dominant culture--innocence, worthiness and competence--perpetuate privileges for this cultural group, which often go unnoticed by members of the culture. This article provides a list of rules that the author uses to combat the white privileges. It is not unusual, when the subject is diversity, that the persons asked to come forward to tell their stories are asked because they are seen as the targets of discrimination.

Over and over again, we ask these people to come forward, and over and over again they lay out their pain, their anger, and their frustration. And when it is all over, we ask them to do it again. Over the years I have heard many people from non-dominant groups suggest that it would be very helpful if persons who belong to the dominant culture in the United States would take the time to consider what it means to be a member of the dominant group. Dr. FOR WHITES (LIKE ME): Prelude | formations. // living at the intersections of self, social, spirit. FOR WHITES (LIKE ME): Prelude Posted by Jennifer Harvey on August 1, 2013 · 17 Comments Last year at the university where I teach, a group of African American students were walking past a dorm at night when someone in an upper-story window threw an object at them and yelled, “we don’t want your kind here!” In the days that followed, the Coalition of Black Students (CBS), in alliance with other student of color groups, mobilized.

In addition to organizing a march and other events, CBS showed up at the next Student Senate meeting to address their representatives. I’ve been part of many, many interracial discussions of racism in the past 25 years. They tend to follow a predictable script. But something new struck me that particular night. Over and over, in the course of the remarks made by those who chose to participate in the conversation, white students—almost to the one—said some version of this to CBS students: “I really admire your courage. Courage isn’t something you have. We can. It is. For Whites (Like Me): On White Kids | Jennifer Harvey. Dear Parents of White Children, I vote that we strike the following from our parental lexicon: 1. "Everybody is equal. " 2. I realize this is counterintuitive. These statements are so abstract they're mostly meaningless when handed to a 7- (or even 17) year-old.

Sugar when our kids need protein. Yet, if white college students are to be believed, these statements are standard in many white households. My students write racial autobiography papers. Time and again, my white students write that "everybody's equal" is the "most important" thing their parents taught them about race. Hmmmmm. Few notice the contradiction they have themselves managed to describe in the space of only four pages. I struggled to make sense of these papers for a long time. Meanwhile, they are daily assailed by a relentless barrage of anti-black imagery, Native American stereotypes, slurs against dark-skinned non-native English speakers and on and on. Obviously, I believe these things. Well, guess what? Assailed. White Trash: The Social Origins of a Stigmatype » The Society Pages. White trash. For many, the name evokes images of trailer parks, meth labs, beat-up Camaros on cinder blocks, and poor rural folks with too many kids and not enough government cheese.

It’s a put-down, the name given to those whites who don’t make it, either because they’re too lazy or too stupid. Or maybe it’s because something’s wrong with their inbred genes. Whatever the reason, it’s their own damn fault they live like that. On the other hand, there are plenty of people now willing to wear “white trash” as a badge of honor. Much as African American youth turned the despised word nigger into an expression of pride and solidarity (usually as the abbreviated nigga) or the way that LGBT activists have reclaimed queer, some white people now identify as “white trash” to signal rebelliousness and cultural difference—their refusal of a bland, mainstream white society that oppresses and stifles.

And then there’s the bigger question: Why should we care, anyway? What Did You Call Me? Carrie E. In Gaza, burying those killed by Israeli airstrikes is getting more dangerous. A Palestinian man is overcome by emotion as he watches rescuers carry a body from the rubble of a house in Gaza City that was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. (Khalil Hamra/AP) GAZA CITY — More than 560 Palestinians have been killed in the 14-day battle with Israel. Burying the bodies has become more difficult and dangerous with each passing day. Movement can be a risky sprint not only for ambulances but also for the beat-up vans that ferry the dead to cemeteries.

The central morgue in Gaza City is overflowing, its wheezing refrigerators losing the struggle against the smell. The graveyards are filling, and mourners dig their own holes. In the early days of the current Israeli offensive against Hamas, the militant movement that controls the Gaza Strip, people took bodies to the mosque and gathered afterward in mourning tents. No more.

The brothers arrived at Shifa Hospital gray and lifeless, their clothes matted and darkened by soot and cement dust. “Days? He looked exhausted. Understanding the Refugee Crisis in Europe, Syria, and around the World. 59-6-2. Ahmed Mohamed Is Not the Only Student of Color to Get Handcuffed for a Science Project. Ahmed Mohamed is a smart kid. At 14, he's already making his own radios and repairing go-karts. Normally, that type of do-it-yourself know-how earns praise from teachers and even classmates. But because Mohamed is a Muslim American student living in an area with a history of Islamophobia, it made him a prime suspect for terrorism. Mohamed brought a homemade clock to school Monday to impress his new high school teachers, the Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday. He'd enjoyed his robotics club in middle school and thought his tech knowledge could help him find his niche in high school. But school officials reportedly thought Mohamed's project was a bomb; soon, four police officers were at the school to take him into custody.

Standing with a student: The story has sparked widespread outrage, as #IStandWithAhmed has become a trending hashtag on Twitter. If any of our early geek experiments had gotten the most terrifying response possible from teachers & police, would we have kept doing it? Computer Programs Can Be as Biased as Humans. Bernie Sanders on Racism and Racial Justice. We must pursue policies that transform this country into a nation that affirms the value of its people of color. That starts with addressing the four central types of violence waged against black and brown Americans: physical, political, legal and economic. Perpetrated by the State Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Rekia Boyd, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Samuel DuBose. We know their names. Each of them died unarmed at the hands of police officers or in police custody.

Perpetrated by Extremists We are far from eradicating racism in this country. Addressing Physical Violence It is an outrage that in these early years of the 21st century we are seeing intolerable acts of violence being perpetuated by police, and racist terrorism by white supremacists. A growing number of communities do not trust the police and law enforcement officers have become disconnected from the communities they are sworn to protect. Disenfranchisement The patterns are unmistakable. Alexander1701 comments on ELI5: Why does it seem like race relations in the US have gotten a lot worse over the last 5 years? What has changed? Or am I just getting older and noticing it now?


HE RISES AND STANDS ON HIS FEET, TAKING PLACE OF GOD, TALKING ABOUT HOPES AND DREAMS FOR HIS OWN CHILD. THEN HE CRAWLS BACK TO THE GROUND, ADMITTING OF HIS ANIMALISTIC URGES, HIS FAILURES AS A PERSON IN THE EYES OF HIS PARENTS / GOD: "Daddy, found out / how you turned out, how you turned out / if mama knew now / how you turned out, you too wild / you too wild, you too wild / you too wild, I need you now. " THAT'S BECAUSE KANYE WEST CAN ALSO BE AS ENIGMATIC AS DAVID LYNCH.

Familiarity breeds empathy. The more time we spend with people from another nationality the more empathy we have for them, University of Queensland research has found. UQ’s School of Psychology and Queensland Brain Institute Associate Professor Ross Cunnington examined whether people’s brains responded to people of other races differently following an increase in contact with that race. “Research over the past decade has shown the brain has a very strong racial bias in response to seeing others in pain or suffering,” Dr Cunnington said.

“As a result, we have much stronger biologically-driven empathy towards people of our own race. “However, our study has shown that the level of empathy in the brain increases the more a person spends time with other races.” Dr Cunnington said empathy depended partly on cerebral processes that led people to automatically mirror or share the emotions of others. The students were shown videos of Chinese and Caucasian actors receiving a painful or non-painful touch to their cheek. Mach-2 comments on This man really hit the nail on the head when it comes to the situation in Baltimore. Racism in the United States: By the Numbers. Here’s the Data That Shows Cops Kill Black People at a Higher Rate Than White People. Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, August 2014 Raffe Lazarian/ZUMA Wire/ZUMA Since a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, one month ago, reporters and researchers have scrambled to find detailed data on how often cops wound or kill civilians.

What they've uncovered has been frustratingly incomplete: Perhaps not surprisingly, law enforcement agencies don't keep very good stats on incidents that turn deadly. In short, it's a mystery exactly how many Americans are shot by the police every year. However, as I and others have reported, there is some national data out there. It's not complete, but it provides a general idea of how many people die at the hands of the police—and the significant racial disparity among them: • The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program records that 410 people were killed in justifiable homicides by police in 2012. Note: Most arrest-related deaths by homicide are by law enforcement, not private citizens. 5 Studies That Prove Racism Is Still Way Worse Than We Think.

There is a bitter debate over racism these days -- specifically, whether or not it still exists in a way that actually matters. The argument against goes something like, "Sure, there are neo-Nazis and KKK and YouTube comment sections out there, but we've got a black president, for Christ's sake! Racism has been banished to the craziest fringes of society. " But science says that's just not true -- the prejudice persists, we're just less aware of it, and there's tons of proof that we'll get into starting ... now: #5. Thinkstock Images/Stockbyte/Getty Images In case you have spent your adult life avoiding all forms of news media, the shooting of unarmed black citizens is a huge, urgent issue in modern-day America. We've covered a bunch of these experiments before -- one study found employers were hesitant to pick applicants with black-sounding names. Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty ImagesCall in the SWAT Team.

You already can guess the result. And there's an even weirder aspect to this ... Minority kids impacted by zero-tolerance laws. A year ago, Kyle Thompson was a soft-spoken, 115 pound, football-playing freshman whose tug-of-war with a teacher over 'the hit list," a note about kids he wanted to tackle on the field, landed him in handcuffs and ultimately led to his expulsion. He's still soft spoken, but after eight months on house arrest and self-imposed isolation from friends, he's grown. He's taller, heavier. And there's a subtle resolve in his voice now. The Farmington, Michigan, teen said his brush with a zero-tolerance discipline law aged him, made him a man. In 2009, the Lauderdale County Juvenile Detention Facility in Meridian was the target of a federal class-action lawsuit by the Southern Poverty Law Center that alleged children and teens were subjected to "shockingly inhumane" treatment, the center said.

The alleged mistreatment included youngsters being "crammed into small, filthy cells and tormented with the arbitrary use of Mace as a punishment for even the most minor infractions. He's young. Newly Elected Black Mayor Locked Out Of City Hall By Police - UPDATED. <a class="icopyright-article-tools-noscript" href=" target="_blank" title="Main menu of all reuse options"><img height="25" width="27" border="0" align="bottom" alt="[Reuse options]" src=" Click here for reuse options!

</a> Earlier this week, news surfaced that the election of an African-American mayor had had prompted police officers in Parma, Missouri to resign in protest. Today's news from Kinloch, Missouri is much, much more disturbing. Betty McCray was not only prevented from entering city hall, she was also told she’d been impeached before she got a chance to start.McCray ran for mayor in the April 7 election and won. One of the hallmarks of our democracy has been the ability to honor election results and peacefully transfer power to the newly-elected administration, whether it be mayor or president.

This is not how democracy works. . ↓ Story continues below ↓ According to the St. Justice Department’s Report on the Ferguson Police Department. Ferguson. Saskatoon freezing deaths. The Saskatoon freezing deaths were a series of deaths amongst Canadian aboriginal people in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. These deaths may have been caused by members of the Saskatoon Police Service, officers of which allegedly arrested aboriginal men (usually for drunkenness and/or disorderly behavior), drove them out of the city in the dead of winter, and abandoned them. The practice was known as starlight tours.[1] Victims, who died from hypothermia, include Rodney Naistus, Lawrence Wegner and Neil Stonechild.

Rodney Naistus and Lawrence Wegner died in 2000 and their bodies were discovered on the outskirts of Saskatoon. However, inquests in 2001 and 2002 into their deaths were unable to determine the circumstances. The Saskatoon police initially insisted these were isolated incidents. Media[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]