Racisme anti-arabe et islamophobie. For Black Women Wearing an Afro Is Always a Political Act. By Stacia L. Brown for The New Republic When I cut my hair last summer, I sheared 12 inches of chemically straightened hair from the coarser curls closest to my scalp. I had only an inch of hair in its natural state; at the time, I felt free.
I was working from home for a non-profit, so I didn't think much about how my "big chop" would be received by my co-workers. A few months after the haircut, though, my contract ended and I was on the job market again with a rapidly-sprouting afro. I was wary enough to poll my social media feeds: Should I straighten my afro? Last week, Allure reminded me of this when it published a feature on afros that entirely erased women of color (“You (Yes, You) Can Get An Afro*” the headline read, with an asterisk: “*even if you have straight hair”).
For black women and those women whose hair is like mine—tightly coiled, not loosely curly—that confidence isn’t an aesthetic option. Continue reading at The New Republic. Photo: Shutterstock Stacia L. The Absent Black Father Myth—Totally Debunked by the CDC. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com We've been told, quite frequently and repeatedly that the problems in the black community that we've seen in Ferguson and Baltimore recently are not the fault of biased, paramilitary, paranoid and violent policing (even if the Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that black people are three times more likely to be subject to law enforcement uses of force). They are not the fault of racist red-lining that created these impoverished neighborhoods in the first place. They are not the fault of bigoted lending and hiring practices that create roadblocks for those attempting to escape those neighborhoods. And the fact that black students are disciplined, suspended and expelled far more easily and quickly for the same or lesser offenses, isn't the problem.
None of that is the problem. But what we've heard the most, is that the real problem is the Breakdown in the Black Family™. Imagine that. Does this invalidate the CDC analysis? 5:11 PM PT: Couple more thoughts: America Is Deeply Divided Over How Media Covers Race, Police Misconduct. Americans may largely agree on the charges filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, but they remain deeply divided over the way his case, and others like it, have been covered by the media. Across racial and political lines, most say it was the right decision to bring criminal charges after Gray, a 25-year-old black man, suffered a fatal neck injury while in police custody. Stark differences in opinion remain, however, on the broader issues surrounding his death, including whether there's a pattern of racial discrimination among police departments and the criminal justice system.
A new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows the country is also split over the coverage given both to Gray's case and to the underlying questions it's raised about police behavior and racial discrimination. There's a similar divide on the coverage given to more broad stories about police misconduct. It's not just the level of coverage that's up for debate -- the tenor is, as well. Daily Show March 4, 2014. 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.
Except the parents of black boys already know this. Except the parents of black boys have long said this, and they have been answered with mockery. 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. " Alabama veteran who hired KKK hitman to kill black neighbor begs judge for mercy.
By Scott KaufmanFriday, February 28, 2014 10:56 EDT An Alabama man is asking a judge for mercy after pleading guilty to hiring a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) hitman to murder his black neighbor. Defense attorneys for Allen Wayne Morgan told U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre that their client — a veteran of over 175 combat missions in Iraq who struggled with post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and drug addiction — should not spend more than five years in prison. Judge Bowdre referred the matter to a government expert, who will review the report on Morgan’s mental health submitted by the defense. On August 29, 2013, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Morgan at an Econo Lodge in Oxford, Alabama. He allegedly told an undercover agent that “I want this man hung from a tree like he is an animal. He planned to check himself into a Veterans Administration hospital in order to provide himself with an alibi.
[Image via Flickr, Creative Commons Licensed] Scott Kaufman. If you think what you hear on Fox News... - Media Matters for America. Jon Stewart riffs on Rob Ford and Justin Bieber's latest debacles. Movies & racism. Black Power. Charles V. Hamilton. Charles V. Hamilton (born 1929) is a political scientist, civil rights leader, and the W. S. Sayre Professor Emeritus of Government and Political Science at Columbia University. His most noted work is Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America, written with Stokely Carmichael. Cashmore and Jennings argue the Hamilton and Carmichael were the first to use the term institutional racism in a systematic fashion. Texts Carmichael S.
& Hamilton C. References ^ Jump up to: a b c d Notable African-American Alumni, Univ. of Chicago, accessed 23 January 2012.^ Jump up to: a b c d Rich, Wilbur C. Stokely Carmichael. Early life and education Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Stokely Carmichael moved to Harlem, in New York, New York, in 1952 at the age of eleven, to rejoin his parents, who had migrated when he was aged two, leaving him with his grandmother and two aunts. He had three sisters. As a boy, he had attended Tranquility School in Trinidad until his parents were able to send for him. His mother, Mabel R.
Carmichael, was a stewardess for a steamship line, and his father, Adolphus, was a carpenter who also worked as a taxi driver. The reunited Carmichael family eventually left Harlem to live in Van Nest in the East Bronx, at that time an aging neighborhood of primarily Jewish and Italian immigrants and descendants. According to a 1967 interview he gave to Life Magazine, Carmichael was the only black member of the Morris Park Dukes, a youth gang involved in alcohol and petty theft. Carmichael as a senior in high school, 1960. Political activism SNCC Fox News Reporter Praises Hate Group Leader Who Blames Gay Men For The Holocaust. Fox News Radio reporter Todd Starnes effusively praised hate group spokesman Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (AFA) as "one of the most intelligent talk show hosts in the country.
" Fischer is notorious for making rabidly homophobic statements, including the claim that gay men caused the Holocaust. During a February 24 appearance on American Family Radio's Focal Point with Bryan Fischer, Starnes and Fischer discussed a halted Federal Communications Commission (FCC) study that would have examined how well newsrooms are meeting the public's "critical information needs" on key public policy issues. Right-wing media hyped the study as an invasive survey that could lead to the federal government dictating news coverage.
While the FCC has backed off the study following public comment, Fischer said it "sounded" like the FCC is "reloading" and will proceed with the study anyway. As for Starnes, he's long been Fox's in-house champion for far-right hate groups. -PHOBIAS, ISLAMO-, XENO-, & -ISM, ANARCH- ,RAC-, SEX-, TERROR-
Relations ethnic-race-religious. Race and Ethnicity. Racism. Discrimination. DN! Jail to law school. NERMEEN SHAIKH: Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday called on states to repeal laws that prohibit formerly incarcerated people from voting, a move that would restore the right to vote to nearly six million people. African Americans have been disproportionately impacted by the laws. In Florida, Kentucky and Virginia, more than one in five [African Americans] have lost the right to vote.
During his speech at the Georgetown University Law Center, Holder called the laws, quote, "unnecessary and unjust. " ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: After Reconstruction, many Southern states enacted disenfranchisement schemes to specifically target African Americans and to diminish the electoral strength of newly freed populations. In the years since, thanks to the hard work and the many sacrifices of millions throughout our history, we’ve outlawed legal discrimination.
Click here to support this global independent news hour today. Desmond Meade, thanks so much for being with us. 41 Mind-Blowingly Racist Vintage Ads You Need To See. The following images will be disturbing and shocking, as you see the casual way with which businesses have deployed racism to sell their products. It’s easier to whitewash over our history and pretend it never happened, but these photos are a necessary part of our past, as they help us better understand our present, one still haunted by our legacy of racism.
These images don’t just go away, and we’re still dealing with these issues today. From our not-too-distant past, here are 41 racist advertisements that will make you want to scream, cry or throw something — all provided without comment, because no words are necessary. Take a deep breath and then go. 1. Yum Yum Brand Apples Credit/VintageAdBrowser 2. Credit/Znaemise.com 3. Credit/vintageadbrowser 4. 5. Vintage-ads.livejournal.com 5. Credit/Vintageadbrowser 6. Credit/Vintage-ads.livejournal.com 9. Credit/Pzrservices.typepad.com 10. Credit/Kaufmann-mercantile.com 11. Credit/postcardcollector.org 12.
Credit/vintageadbrowser.com 13. 14. 15. 17. 18. Racisme & Discriminations. Ségrégation, racisme et résistance aux Etats-Unis. Daily Show: January 22, 2014.