I'm a black Southerner. I had to go abroad to see a statue celebrating black liberation. This July, I traveled to Barbados to unwind and get away. I didn’t know I’d encounter a monument that would help me understand how America processes our history. Heading into town from the airport, we circled a statue situated in one of the most prominent intersections in town. It depicts a black man, Bussa, breaking the chains that bound his hands in slavery. In 1816, Bussa, an enslaved African, organized enslaved black people across every major plantation to stage a nationwide revolt in what is now known as Bussa’s Rebellion.
His actions were instrumental in bringing about the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies. As someone who grew up in Florida, I had never seen anything like it. That night, I tweeted an image of the statue. These statues represented a reality I did not experience growing up. More than 700 monuments to these white supremacists dot the landscape of the United States — not just across the South. Confederate statues represent white supremacy.
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Dans les villes où sa « performance » est montée, Bailey embauche des « figurants » africains ou afro-descendants pour se donner en spectacle comme victimes. Telle est la nouvelle formule du zoo humain. Une forme d’ « art » où s’est déjà tristement illustrée Dasha Zukhova la maîtresse d’un oligarque russe, au début de l’année 2014. Le public visé par Bailey est un public européen. Jouissance sadique. Elle a recueilli 20 000 signatures. Le "zoo humain" qui a fait scandale à Londres arrive bientôt à Paris. VIRAL VIDEO: If Latinos Said the Stuff White People Said. If Black People Said the Stuff White People Say, Here's How Offensive It Would Sound. Each time an ignorant blowhard like Donald Sterling says something ridiculously racist about black people, it becomes such a media circus the whole thing quickly begins to feel more like a caricature than real life.
But in fact, for many black people, these types of tone-deaf, outrageous and just plain offensive comments happen every single day. With this in mind, a new video flips the script on everyday racism, showing what would happen if white people had to deal with similar racism on a day-to-day basis. Produced by BuzzFeed, the short video experiments with this role reversal, proving just how irritating and upsetting stereotypes become when you are part of the privileged majority not used to being subjected to them daily. The video is funny, but it makes an important point in highlighting the at-times uncomfortable invasiveness endured by many African Americans. Importantly, the examples portrayed in this role-reversal would almost never happen in real life. Derrick Clifton. WATCH: New Video of Justin Bieber Singing a Racist Song Has Been Leaked.
IGNOMINIE: la France et le FN... N.B.A. Is Investigating Comments Attributed to Clippers’ Owner Donald Sterling. Photo The has started an investigation into remarks attributed to the ’ owner, Donald Sterling, after the release Friday night of an audio recording on TMZ.com in which a person TMZ identified as Sterling admonished a female friend to avoid being seen in public with black people. Reaction around the league, whose players are predominantly African-American, was swift and forceful. The Miami Heat’s LeBron James said, “There’s no room for Donald Sterling in our league.”
Magic Johnson, the former Lakers star, said on Twitter that he would not attend a Clippers game as long as Sterling remained owner. Mike Bass, the N.B.A’s executive vice president for communications, said in a statement: “We are in the process of conducting a full investigation into the audio recording obtained by TMZ. The remarks heard on the recording are disturbing and offensive, but at this time we have no further information.” N.B.A. “Don’t put him on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me.
CISPA Another Fascist Takeover of the Internet. DN! Black, Latino Firefighters in New York City Settle Long-Running Suit over Racial Discrimination. NERMEEN SHAIKH: Some 1,500 black and Latino applicants to the Fire Department of New York have settled a long-running lawsuit with the city and the Justice Department over racially discriminatory hiring practices at the nation’s largest fire department. The agreement grants almost $100 million in back pay to those impacted. When the case was filed in 2007, the Fire Department was 90 percent white, even though African Americans and Latinos totaled half the city’s population. Under the new agreement, the Fire Department will be required to change its recruiting policies in order to increase diversity and make the department more representative of the city’s population.
AMY GOODMAN: This is the latest discrimination lawsuit settled by New York since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office 10 weeks ago. Well, for more, we’re joined by two guests. We welcome you both to Democracy Now! Paul Washington, let’s begin with you. PAUL WASHINGTON: Well, first, thanks for having me on. Concert suspendu car il y avait «trop de Noirs» - Faits divers. Le concert de Reprieve Blues Band a-t-il été interrompu car il avait attiré trop de Noirs dans le public? C’est l’accusation, grave, portée par le groupe de musique lui-même à l’encontre du bar McNally’s, dans le quartier de Kennedy Park à Chicago (Illinois, Midwest). D’après un membre du groupe, cité par la station locale de la chaine de télévision ABC, «le propriétaire est venu voir l’un d’entre nous pour nous payer». Sauf que cela a eu lieu bien avant l’heure prévue de la fin du concert. Ou plutôt des concerts, puisque la soirée était découpée en trois parties. Le musicien, Brandon Bailay, continue: «Il a dit qu’il nous arrêtait et que la raison pour laquelle il faisait cela était qu’il y avait trop de Noirs dans le public»
. – FranceUSAMedia.com. Time for White Americans To Wake the Hell Up! Protest outside the ALEC Headquarters in Washington DC, March 29, 2012, against ALEC, the NRA and "Stand Your Ground" laws. (Photo: LaDawna Howard / Flickr)The Michael Dunn trial has all but proven that it's legal in red "Stand Your Ground, Shoot First" states for a white man to kill a black man simply because he's afraid of black people.
And just a few months ago, the Supreme Court said that there's no longer any significant racial discrimination or animosity in America in its ruling on the Voting Rights Act. So, with that in mind, let's take a look at how things really are in America today when it comes to racial equality. In response to the Jordan Davis case and the Trayvon Martin case, the folks over at ColorOfChange.org have launched a new campaign titled "Black Lives Matter. " They're calling on Americans to, "Take action to help prevent the loss of another Trayvon or Jordan. " Nancy LeTourneau has compiled some of the tweets over at her Horizons blog. Gradient Lair. Whites who ignore how racism is very real since race is constructed (which ignores the fact that constructs are also real things) continue to use George Zimmerman’s ethnicity as a scapegoat for the very blatant way that White supremacist capitalist patriarchy is functioning to make George Zimmerman’s quest for celebrity via infamy a reality.
There is a reason why he prevails in the public eye while someone like Johannes Mehserle who murdered Oscar Grant does not—and it is not the difference in verdicts or circumstances. It is because it is easier to pretend that racism is not an issue because of George Zimmerman’s background. Just this morning I had a disgusting person tweet me about how Zimmerman’s claim to fame is not a problem. I went to that person’s timeline. An understanding of Whiteness might have prevented the utter incapability of some Americans to realize that “Hispanic” is not a race—that White Hispanics do exist, George Zimmerman among them. We are NOT all Trayvon Martin. On the Killing of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn - Ta-Nehisi Coates. The irrelevance of black life has been drilled into this country since its infancy, and shall not be extricated through the latest innovations in Negro Finishing School. Marchers in Jacksonville, Florida, protest the verdict against Michael Dunn.
(Reuters) I wish I had something more to say about the fact that Michael Dunn was not convicted for killing a black boy. Except I said it after George Zimmerman was not convicted of killing a black boy. Jordan Davis had a mother and a father. Henry "Box" Brown, whose family was destroyed and whose children were trafficked, knew: I stationed myself by the side of the road, along which the slaves, amounting to three hundred and fifty, were to pass. Spare us the invocations of "black-on-black crime. " I insist that the irrelevance of black life has been drilled into this country since its infancy, and shall not be extricated through the latest innovations in Negro Finishing School. d11167r report about American Indians & Crime. This is how racism takes root | Joseph Harker. By now surely everyone knows the case of the eight men convicted of picking vulnerable underage girls off the streets, then plying them with drink and drugs before having sex with them.
A shocking story. But maybe you haven't heard. Because these sex assaults did not take place in Rochdale, where a similar story led the news for days in May, but in Derby earlier this month. Fifteen girls aged 13 to 15, many of them in care, were preyed on by the men. Of the daily papers, only the Guardian and the Times reported it. Imagine you were living in a town of 20,000 people – the size of, say, Penzance in Cornwall – and one day it was discovered that one of its residents had been involved in a sex crime. Make no mistake, the Rochdale crimes were vile, and those convicted deserve every year of their sentences. But if it really is an "Asian" thing, how come Indians don't do it? In fact, Penzance had not just one paedophile, but a gang of four. What Would You Do? Bike Theft (White Guy, Black Guy, Pretty Girl) The history white people need to learn.
Invariably, around February of each year, coinciding with Black History Month, you’ll hear people asking, “Why isn’t there a white history month?” Do these people mean we should condense all the American history centering around white people to just one month and devote the other 11 to people of color? Of course not. It’s readily accepted that white history is taught, year-round, to the exclusion of minority histories. But the literal history of whiteness — how and when and why what it means to be white was formulated — is always neglected. The construction of the white identity is a brilliant piece of social engineering. I’m guessing that’s not what they mean, either. In conversations about race, I’ve frequently tried and failed to express the idea that whiteness is a social construct. More than color, it was class that defined race.
Those who identify as white should start thinking about their inheritance of this identity and understand its implications. Intersectionality. The KKK vs. the Crips vs. Memphis City Council (Full Length) Theodor Michael: Deutsch sein und schwarz dazu: Vom Überleben in einer weißen Welt | Literatur 08. November 2013 Völkerschauen, Kolonialfilme, Zwangsarbeit: Theodor Michael verarbeitet sein langes Leben als Afrodeutscher in seinem Buch "Deutsch sein und schwarz dazu". Er hat seine Biografie „meinen und unseren Enkeln gewidmet“. Nichts Ungewöhnliches für einen Mann seines Alters, Jahrgang 1925, der seine Erinnerungen für die Nachgeborenen aufschreibt.
Gedrängt hätten sie ihn, sagt der 88-Jährige: „Vater, Großvater, schreib, schreib, bitte schreib uns das auf.“ Er habe ja vorher kaum jemals über das Erlebte gesprochen. „Wir haben gelernt zu schweigen, bloß nicht aufzufallen“ „Wir haben gelernt zu schweigen, bloß nicht aufzufallen“, sagt Theodor Michael, weil Auffallen die Deportation ins Konzentrationslager bedeuten konnte oder Zwangssterilisation.
Das Schweigen, sagt er nachdenklich, teilten Täter wie Opfer seiner Generation. Mit dem Buch „Farbe bekennen. . « zurück weiter » Anzeige Theodor Michael hätte Grund, verbittert zu sein. Das Baströcken wurde immer hinterhergetragen. Theresa May's immigration bill is a valuable tool for racist landlords | Maurice McCleod. When my mum first came to Britain from Jamaica in the 60s, overt racism was just a normal part of her day-to-day experience. She never tires of telling me about the famous "No blacks, no Irish, no dogs" signs that landlords put up on properties.
In those days before equality regulation, bigotry didn't need to hide behind plastic smiles – it was allowed to roam free and unashamed. The Race Relations Act 1976 was supposed to put an end to all that, and the Equalities Act 2010 reinforced the message that discriminating against someone because of the colour of their skin was unacceptable. Among other measures, the act made it "unlawful for a person who has the authority to dispose of premises to discriminate against or victimise someone else … by not letting or selling the premises to them".
An undercover investigation by the BBC's Inside Out London programme has shown, however, that, for some letting agents, these laws are just obstacles to be navigated. If You Have To Tell Your Kids This Stuff, Then You Probably Aren't A White Person. Hierarchy of Oppressions. By Audre Lorde I was born Black and a woman. I am trying to become the strongest person I can become to live the life I have been given and to help effect change toward a livable future for this earth and for my children. As a Black, lesbian, feminist, socialist, poet, mother of two including one boy and member of an interracial couple, I usually find myself part of some group in which the majority defines me as deviant, difficult, inferior or just plain "wrong". From my membership in all of these groups I have learned that oppression and the intolerance of difference come in all shapes and sizes and colors and sexualities; and that among those of us who share the goals of liberation and a workable future for our children, there can be no hierarchies of oppression.
“Oh,” says a voice from the Black community, “but being Black is normal!” I simply do not believe that one aspect of myself can possibly profit from the oppression of my other part of my identity. Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland | Mandela ist kein Preußischer Kulturbesitz! Pressemitteilung des NGO-Bündnisses “No Humboldt 21! Moratorium für das Humboldt-Forum im Berliner Schloss” und der Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland ISD-Bund e.V. Mandela ist kein Preußischer Kulturbesitz Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland (ISD) gegen Nelson-Mandela-Platz am Humboldt-Forum, Botschaft Südafrikas besorgt Die Mitgliedsgruppen des internationalen NGO-Bündnisses “No Humboldt 21!” Und die Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland (ISD-Bund) protestieren entschieden gegen den Versuch der Vereinnahmung Nelson Mandelas zur Aufwertung des Humboldt-Forums im Schloss der preußischen Kolonialherrscher, in dem ab 2019 angeeignete Kulturschätze aus aller Welt präsentiert werden sollen.
Die am Humboldt-Forum beteiligte „Stiftung Zukunft Berlin“ hatte ihren weit verbreiteten Vorschlag zur Benennung eines Nelson-Mandela-Platzes schon wenige Stunden nach dem Tode des Freiheitskämpfers eingebracht. Auch die südafrikanische Botschaft war offenbar nicht einbezogen. Racist Sororities at the University of Alabama. 41 Mind-Blowingly Racist Vintage Ads You Need To See. Study: Whites Think Black People Feel Less Pain. 15 Controversial Pulled Ads. Racist & Classist Justice. Racial Justice Activists. Area & Ethnic Studies. Racism Wednesday. Racism. Anti-Racism.
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