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“Please don’t let it be a Muslim”

“Please don’t let it be a Muslim” | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Muslims must always prove beyond an unreasonable doubt that we are patriotic, and outraged over things we didn't do
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Ten Things You Should Know About Selma Before You See the Film

Ten Things You Should Know About Selma Before You See the Film | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
In this 50th anniversary year of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act it helped inspire, national media will focus on the iconic images of “Bloody Sunday,” the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the interracial marchers, and President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act.
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The Islamophobia stirred up by Abbott and Bolt is a bigger threat to us than terrorism | Julian Burnside

The Islamophobia stirred up by Abbott and Bolt is a bigger threat to us than terrorism | Julian Burnside | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
We’re being asked to give up long-held principles of justice, fairness and liberty, not to mention social cohesion. Is there any threat big enough to warrant that?
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Tony Abbott Wishes More Muslim Leaders Would Distance Themselves From Terrorism Like They “Mean It”

Tony Abbott Wishes More Muslim Leaders Would Distance Themselves From Terrorism Like They “Mean It” | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
This isn't even dogwhistling. It's dog-airhorning.
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"Selma" Portrays the True Martin Luther King Jr: A Radical Despised by the Political Establishment

"Selma" Portrays the True Martin Luther King Jr: A Radical Despised by the Political Establishment | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
This is not your sanitized Hollywood version of Dr. King.
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Australian Far Right Still Struggling To Gain Traction After Sydney Siege | newmatilda.com

Australian Far Right Still Struggling To Gain Traction After Sydney Siege | newmatilda.com | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
The Martin Place siege has proven to be less of a galvanising force for the far right than they may have hoped for. On the one hand, on social media the Australian Defence League – one of the principal, if minor, movements to have formed on the basis of Islamophobia – gathered many more thousands of likes on Facebook and a much wider readership.
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If You’re Racist Don’t Read It. - The AIM Network

If You’re Racist Don’t Read It. - The AIM Network | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
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This is a re-post with a new title.

On Facebook every day I post My Thought for the Day and every now and then I put the question: What word best describes you? My personal word i
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#IllRideWithYou is the antidote to racist commentary we all need tonight

#IllRideWithYou is the antidote to racist commentary we all need tonight | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
The hostage crisis continues at Martin Place tonight. And while most of us are focused on hoping and praying for a resolution there's been no shortage of racist and inflammatry commentary both from our media and from indivudals on Twitter and Facebook.
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‘Sorry For The Inconvenience, We Are Trying To Change The World': Inside The Police Protests That Swept The Nation

‘Sorry For The Inconvenience, We Are Trying To Change The World': Inside The Police Protests That Swept The Nation | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
"This stuff hasn’t stopped since slavery. Police need to stop harassing us and coming at us with so much anger and hostility."
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Michael Brown and Eric Garner: Killed in the Name of the State​

Michael Brown and Eric Garner: Killed in the Name of the State​ | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
HARVEY WASSERMAN FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT (Photo: Smallman12q)First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out -Because I was not a Social...
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'Recognising' The Artful Con That Is The Constitutional Reform Debate | newmatilda.com

'Recognising' The Artful Con That Is The Constitutional Reform Debate | newmatilda.com | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
The great academic Noam Chomsky once wrote: “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum”.
This quote perfectly encapsulates the current debate around constitutional reform – where there is a bipartisanship backed by reams of PR spin as a “positive”, while in reality it demonstrates one of the most insidious developments in black policy today – a dangerous “Canberra consensus”, as described by Indigenous policy expert Jon Altman.
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The US Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans

The US Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
A Ferguson Truth and Reconciliation Commission could light the way into a new future.
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Noel Pearson blasts Abbott's 'lifestyle choice' comments as 'shameless'

Noel Pearson blasts Abbott's 'lifestyle choice' comments as 'shameless' | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Aboriginal leader calls prime minister’s utterance on remote communities a ‘disgraceful turn of events’ as ministers line up to defend PM
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Three years after Trayvon Martin, a new civil rights movement grows in strength

Three years after Trayvon Martin, a new civil rights movement grows in strength | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Before the controversial police killings of young African Americans last year, Black Lives Matter had its roots in the slaying of the Florida 17-year-old
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Muslim leaders outraged by Tony Abbott's chiding over extremism

Muslim leaders outraged by Tony Abbott's chiding over extremism | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Islamic leaders are furious at the prime minister’s suggestion that the community does not do enough to stamp out extremism
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The day the Freedom Riders gatecrashed the Bowraville cinema with a colour bar

The day the Freedom Riders gatecrashed the Bowraville cinema with a colour bar | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Ann Edwards recalls the day 50 years ago when her hero, the Freedom Ride leader Charles Perkins, came to town, with his first stop being the racially segregated picture theatre
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‘Selma Is Now': John Legend’s Momentous Oscar Speech

‘Selma Is Now': John Legend’s Momentous Oscar Speech | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Over the last two years there has been a stunning -- and mostly overlooked -- attack on voting rights in the United States.
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Take the Chains Off: The Struggle for Racial Justice Continues

Take the Chains Off: The Struggle for Racial Justice Continues | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
The call for justice is building in Black America and beyond.
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The Narrative Must Shift: Randa Abdel-Fattah On The Need For A New Conversation | newmatilda.com

The Narrative Must Shift: Randa Abdel-Fattah On The Need For A New Conversation | newmatilda.com | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
It’s an ISIS flag. No it’s not. It’s a flag with Islamic writing. Wait Islamic isn’t a language. Sydney is under siege. Well, actually a man has taken hostages in a chocolate cafe in Sydney. The police are working on the situation. No Ray Hadley is… no the police are… no Ray Hadley… Devices have been planted around the city. We’re not sure how we know this because no contact has been made with the gunman but let’s whip people into a frenzied panic anyway.
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Islamic leaders say Australians have risen above fear in wake of Sydney siege

Islamic leaders say Australians have risen above fear in wake of Sydney siege | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Broader community ‘has come out in solidarity’ with the online show of support for Muslims, despite threats by rightwing groups and isolated verbal attacks
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11 Times Comedians Got It Right About Race and Police Brutality

11 Times Comedians Got It Right About Race and Police Brutality | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
From Richard Pryor to Martin Lawrence, comedians have been making us laugh about race and police brutality for years.
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The Siege That Has Stopped A Nation: 10 Predictions From Martin Place | newmatilda.com

We don't actually know anything about what is going on at the Lindt Shop in Martin Place, beyond the fact there's a siege, some hostages, and a flag in the window. 
But why should that stop us from bringing you the news? 
So, in the spirit of Australian mainstream news reporting, New Matilda brings you 10 predictions (which we're parading as fact) that will either definitely, probably, possibly, or possibly not unfold over the next few days.
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Noam Chomsky on America: ‘This is a very racist society’

Noam Chomsky on America: ‘This is a very racist society’ | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
Professor Noam Chomsky said it would be “no small trick” for the Ferguson protests to turn into an anti-racism and social justice movement, considering America’s founding principles are slavery and the extermination of the indigenous population.
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Ad claims Aboriginal ‘moved out’ in sales pitch for new apartments 

Ad claims Aboriginal ‘moved out’ in sales pitch for new apartments  | anti-racism framework | Scoop.it
A four-year-old real estate advertisement has emerged revealing the use of Aboriginal people moving out of the area as a selling point for luxurious apartments in Sydney's inner city of Redfern.
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