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Syrian Refugee Crisis. US Race Riots. US Police State. Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education. 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!”

formations. // living at the intersections of self, social, spirit.

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. For Whites (Like Me): On White Kids. Dear Parents of White Children,

For Whites (Like Me): On White Kids

White Trash: The Social Origins of a Stigmatype » The Society Pages. White trash.

White Trash: The Social Origins of a Stigmatype » The Society Pages

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. 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.

In Gaza, burying those killed by Israeli airstrikes is getting more dangerous

(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. 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. 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. 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.

Bernie Sanders on Racism and Racial Justice

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. 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? Film Crit Hulk Smash: Bad Enough To Be True - The Art Of Kanye West. 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.

Familiarity breeds empathy

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. 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.

Here’s the Data That Shows Cops Kill Black People at a Higher Rate Than White People

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. 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.

Minority kids impacted by zero-tolerance laws

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</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. 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.

Saskatoon freezing deaths

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]