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Racism without Racists: George Zimmerman and the Conundrum of Modern Bigotry

Racism without Racists: George Zimmerman and the Conundrum of Modern Bigotry | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
The conundrum of racism without racists creates a society in which black males are perceived always and everywhere as the perpetrator, never given the dignity applied to a victim.
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Racial Gap in Attention to Trayvon Story

Racial Gap in Attention to Trayvon Story | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

"The growing controversy over the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida was the public's top story last week, though African Americans express far greater interest in news about the killing than do whites," the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press reported on Tuesday.

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On Unconscious Racism: An Explanation of George Zimmerman and Upset Hunger Games Fans

On Unconscious Racism: An Explanation of George Zimmerman and Upset Hunger Games Fans | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Racism has gone underground, upgraded its look to be more stylish and user friendly. In fact, it’s undergone such a dramatic face lift that racists themselves don’t even know they’re racist....

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The 'Color-Blind' Delusions of the Trayvon Backlash

The 'Color-Blind' Delusions of the Trayvon Backlash | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
The Sanford police and the oh-so-very fair-minded media are telling us, hell, don't worry, It Is Never About Race.
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Kevin Powell on Trayvon Martin and Racism in America

Kevin Powell on Trayvon Martin and Racism in America | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

As anger grows nationwide over the shooting of Trayvon Martin, many in New York have continued to mobilize and speak out against the unarmed teen's death. [via @jasiri_x]

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A Teachable Racial Moment: Why Do Black Folks Stick Together?

A Teachable Racial Moment: Why Do Black Folks Stick Together? | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

"...the common heritage that most Black folks in this country share leads to what is called
“linked fate” among African Americans, a term explored in Michael C. Dawson’s book, Behind
the Mule: Race and Class in African American Politics. Linked fate means that, for many
African Americans, what happens to a Black individual is felt by many in the “racial” group,
whether that event is joyous or tragic.

 

This does not mean that others individuals who aren’t Black can’t feel joy or sorrow at
these events, but it does mean that Black folks feel particular emotions, as if the event
impacted our own families. Linked fate means that I consider forty million people to be
literal brothers and sisters."

 

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A fight for Trayvon Martin is a war against stereotypes - CNN.com

A fight for Trayvon Martin is a war against stereotypes - CNN.com | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Roland Martin says if the boy had been white and wearing a hoodie, he would not have been a threat to be shot down.

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Repacking the Invisible Knapsack: White Privilege and the Killing of Trayvon Martin

Repacking the Invisible Knapsack: White Privilege and the Killing of Trayvon Martin | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

The killing of Trayvon, an African-American male, at the hands of 28-year-old George Zimmerman, is an unfortunate reminder of the continuing significance of race. It is a reminder that the election of the nation’s first black president, while historic and powerful, is no match for the enduring racialized social system that has been at the core of American society since the birth of this great nation.

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How Does it Feel to be a Problem? A Reflection on Trayvon Martin

How Does it Feel to be a Problem? A Reflection on Trayvon Martin | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

This marker that [my son] carries with him every day, that in his adolescent daze he is only partially aware of, sometimes… is everything. It was all there was when George Zimmerman decided that Trayvon was suspicious. It was everything when Amadou Diallo was gunned down in New York City, there was nothing more when Andre Burgess was shot in the city carrying a candy bar, it was THE thing when Jordan Miles was beat down in Pittsburgh. It is what led WEB Dubois to ask, “How does it feel to be a problem?”

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theGrio: Transforming 'white culture' in the wake of Trayvon Martin shooting

theGrio: Transforming 'white culture' in the wake of Trayvon Martin shooting | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Dare, if you will, to engage in a conversation about race in most places in our country, and the issue at hand will likely revolve around the status of black Americans. Perhaps in the fastest-growing parts of the nation, the topic may include concern about the increasing presence and plight of Latinos. Almost instinctively, Americans know and recognize "other" cultures, which are typically described with dark and foreboding adjectives.


But what is "white culture?"

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Three Elements of Constructive Conversations on Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and the -isms of Our Day

Three Elements of Constructive Conversations on Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and the -isms of Our Day | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

1. Acknowledge your privilege.

2. Recognize the difference between the "-ism" and the "ist".

3. Understand the forest and the trees.

 

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Just a Bald Man . . . .: The White Man's Burden

"The horrifying - and blatantly racist - case of Trayvon Martin has brought this to the forefront for me recently."

 

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What Trayvon Martin Says About Our Politics

What Trayvon Martin Says About Our Politics | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
A tragic killing of a Black boy speaks volumes to what's happening this election cycle...
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A Native Caste Society

A Native Caste Society | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Caste is alive and well in this country, where a still unsettled multiracial society is emerging from a starkly drawn social order.

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Racist Tweets: Awkward Black Girl and Hunger Games Fall Victim

Racist Tweets: Awkward Black Girl and Hunger Games Fall Victim | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

The Hunger Games, based on the wildly popular young-adult novel written by Suzanne Collins, is at the center of the conflict. Fans of the novel-turned-Hollywood blockbuster set Twitter on fire upon learning that black people were playing three characters -- Rue, Thresh and Cinna -- in the film.

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Is the Man Who Killed Trayvon Martin a Racist? Who Cares?

Is the Man Who Killed Trayvon Martin a Racist? Who Cares? | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

"A few years ago I and a colleague published a series of studies looking at how people define "racist." The answer? We set the bar just past where we ourselves are. So what makes someone a racist? You may not know, but you do know it's not you."

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White Privilege ~ The Division Of America BY Racist America

White Privilege ~ The Division Of America BY Racist America | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

White privilege is carried by most racist caucasians like an American Express card, they never leave home without it. It is no secret America is set up to assist white folks in a way vastly different from anyone of color. [via @MrJueseppi]

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GOP Candidates to Obama:'Stop Making Racist Murder a Racial Issue'

GOP Candidates to Obama:'Stop Making Racist Murder a Racial Issue' | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Race has never been an easy issue to discuss openly in this country.
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Sinead O’Conner Goes In On Trayvon Martin, Hip-Hop and The Black Community

Sinead O’Conner Goes In On Trayvon Martin, Hip-Hop and The Black Community | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

How ironic is it that the first person in the music industry to passionately speak out about the Trayvon Martin situation is a caucasian girl from Ireland. No U Ain’t Radio definitely respects Sinead for “tellin it like it is…not like it was.” [via @PrisonReformMvt]

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The first black president has made it harder to talk about race in America

The first black president has made it harder to talk about race in America | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

We have big debates over racial prejudice and disparities in this country, and then nothing happens. [via @mikhaill]

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The Art of Survival: Why Poor People Have the Best Anti-Poverty Ideas

The Art of Survival: Why Poor People Have the Best Anti-Poverty Ideas | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Tiny is excited by the energy of the Occupy movement, but she is sure that for real change to happen, “the poorest of the poor” need to be heard.
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Tim Wise » Trayvon Martin, White Denial and the Unacceptable Burden of Blackness in America

Tim Wise » Trayvon Martin, White Denial and the Unacceptable Burden of Blackness in America | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Indeed, if you do not know that Martin’s race (and more to the point, Zimmerman’s racism) is central to the former’s death at the hands of the latter, it may well be that you are incapable of ever comprehending even the most obvious manifestations of this nation’s longstanding racial drama. Worse still, it may suggest that you are so bereft of empathy as to render you morally and emotionally dangerous to decent people.

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The Poverty Myth | Teaching Tolerance

The Poverty Myth | Teaching Tolerance | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Respect for the unique challenges faced by low-income students can be the difference between educational achievement and dropping out.

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Young Kids Take Parents' Word on Prejudice

Young Kids Take Parents' Word on Prejudice | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Young kids believe prejudiced judgments by adults over their own experiences.
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St. Patrick’s Day, Irish-Americans and the Changing Boundaries of Whiteness :: racismreview.com

St. Patrick’s Day, Irish-Americans and the Changing Boundaries of Whiteness :: racismreview.com | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Today in New York City and throughout the U.S., Irish-Americans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Irish heritage. What few will acknowledge in this day of celebration is the way in which the Irish in American deployed whiteness in order to deflect the racism they encountered in the U.S.

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