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Jim Crow For The Poor

Jim Crow For The Poor | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

I refuse to believe that this is real.... A columnist at the Daily Caller writes today that people receiving food stamps should be forced to shop at government-owned stores selling sub-standard food so that they can feel the "humiliation and pain in receiving government assistance."  [via @JohnD1967 @mmfa]

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Neo-Confederates and the Rebel Flag: ‘Sic Semper Tyrannis’

Neo-Confederates and the Rebel Flag: ‘Sic Semper Tyrannis’ | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Neo-Confederates may insist the Rebel flag doesn't reflect racism, but the survival of white supremacist thought is exactly what the new-Confederates is about.

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Ten Things Everyone Should Know About White Privilege Today | Psychology Today

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About White Privilege Today | Psychology Today | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Thinking about privilege — the unearned benefits that we enjoy in society as a result of being White or male or Christian — may not seem crucial, but the potential payoff is the ability to make sense of our relationships, connect across differences, and make the world better in the process. Whether you're brand new to this subject or have been exploring it for some time, these ten observations about White privilege should feed your growing awareness.

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Rise of a New "Confederacy": Race, Privilege and President Obama (POLL)

Rise of a New "Confederacy": Race, Privilege and President Obama (POLL) | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

It is hard to process sometimes the belief that a mixed race, poor kid from a broken family, abandoned by his dad literally, "abandoned" by his mom figuratively (ask some children who have been given to grandparents to raise, even if it is the best choice for them) ...

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The Maude Complex

The Maude Complex | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Yes, it’s true: I am a race priestess. By divine blessing, I have the power to not only attract white people who need to confess their nonprejudiced, nonracist frame of thinking, but my very essence heals them from the pain and awkwardness that comes with being white and knowing that some white people have done really horrible things to people who look like me.

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Black in America | LA Progressive

Black in America | LA Progressive | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
 A Black mother talks to her biracial son about what it means to be Black in America after the election of Barack Obama...
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African American Is a Segregationist Term

African American Is a Segregationist Term | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

The fact that a person has dark skin doesn't mean a majority of ancestors came from Africa. Dark skin only means a person received one or more of the half dozen skin color related genes that produce "black" skin from an African ancestor

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Gendered Grammar Linked to Global Sexism

Gendered Grammar Linked to Global Sexism | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Though it is by no means a hard-and-fast rule, countries where gendered languages are spoken tend to have less equality for women.
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The People's View: Jim Crow may be coming soon to a state near you

The People's View: Jim Crow may be coming soon to a state near you | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

The rise of the Tea Party seems to have subsided in American politics as an electoral force, but the central sentiment from which it rose - racism - seems to be have new life breathed into it by the 2010 elections that put rabid right wing radicals in charge of state houses.

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Criminalizing President Obama

Criminalizing President Obama | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

The 2012 presidential election will not turn on facts, figures, and reasonable arguments. Nor will the undue and terrible influence of huge amounts of right-wing/corporate money determine the outcome – though the flood of cash will be a malevolent and destabilizing influence.

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White Privilege & Anti-Racism in the Funnies | Bicultural Mom™

White Privilege & Anti-Racism in the Funnies | Bicultural Mom™ | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Today I found a website that I think is pretty helpful.  It has comic strips with characters talking about white privilege and racist.

Via Community Village Sites
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On Being An Ally

On Being An Ally | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Allies are necessary to any movement for equality, but sometimes self-proclaimed allies make serious missteps. The ally fails I’ve witnessed of late—and there have been quite a few—inspired me to begin writing this post.

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The Irreverent Psychologist: Shoes for Diversity

The Irreverent Psychologist: Shoes for Diversity | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

"How easy it is to forget that at the heart of diversity is curiosity. When we are able to open to the experience of another, and be open to the notion that each of us experiences the world differently, a richness can be found that no single viewpoint can expose."

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Income Inequality: Fighting for Retirement Security

Income Inequality: Fighting for Retirement Security | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Your Take: Blacks who came of age in the civil rights era face the same old economic battles.
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Like Troy Davis, I’m Also from Savannah - Jack & Jill Politics

Like Troy Davis, I’m Also from Savannah - Jack & Jill Politics | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

"Has anyone done a study on the psyche of people openly left out a place they call home?"

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What Caricatures Can Teach Us About Facial Recognition

What Caricatures Can Teach Us About Facial Recognition | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Our brains are incredibly agile machines, and it,s hard to think of anything they do more efficiently than recognize faces.... Neuroscientists now believe that there may be a specific region of the brain, on the fusiform gyrus of the temporal lobe, dedicated to facial recognition.

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The Tragic Story of Christianity: How a Pacifist Religion Was Hijacked by Rabid Warmongering Elites

The Tragic Story of Christianity: How a Pacifist Religion Was Hijacked by Rabid Warmongering Elites | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Though founded by a pacifist, Christianity has justified some of the most brutal slaughters in human history, but we may be able to recapture its peaceful essence.
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Who wins out when it comes to affirmative action?

Who wins out when it comes to affirmative action? | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

All economic indicators, higher education admissions’ practices, and corporate and law firm figures show that when it comes to leveling the playing field in the past 30 years, white women—not black men, black women or other persons of color—have gained the most ground.

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Why there's no such thing as "Reverse Racism"

Why there's no such thing as "Reverse Racism" | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

In any discussion of racism and it's alleged "Reverse," it's crucial to start with the definitions of prejudice and discrimination, to lay the foundation for understanding racism in context. There's a reason these three terms exist, and a very good reason not to conflate them, as I'll demonstrate below..

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At Black Healthcare Conference, Class and Race are Recurring Themes

At Black Healthcare Conference, Class and Race are Recurring Themes | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

The wide disparities in health between black and white Americans are more a matter of place -- where people live -- than of race.

That was one of the recurring themes at "Taking Good Care: A History of Health and Wellness in the Black Community," a day-long conference held at Rutgers-Newark last week.

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Standing While Brown

Standing While Brown | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Representing Pocho.com, I was a panelist along with a table full of young, savvy Latino digital media types as part of last week’s Digital LA Latino Content event.

 

Afterwards, I finished up networking and headed outside to leave. As I waited to get my car in front of the host restaurant in Beverly Hills, you’ll never guess what happened: A white lady tried to give me her car valet ticket. Twice.

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Timothy Noah: The Mobility Myth | The New Republic

Timothy Noah: The Mobility Myth | The New Republic | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

A nation that prides itself on its lack of class rigidity has, in short, become significantly more economically rigid than many other developed countries. How did our perception of ourselves end up so far out of sync with reality?

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‘We Don’t Have Anything to Call Our Own Yet’: Jeremy Lin and Narratives of Achievement Among People of Color

‘We Don’t Have Anything to Call Our Own Yet’: Jeremy Lin and Narratives of Achievement Among People of Color | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

The recent surge of media coverage on New York Knicks overnight sensation Jeremy Lin has been an almost Cinderella story (replacing pretty-white-poor-female, with handsome-skilled-Asian-men’s basketball player). And though his success on the court is undoubtedly due to his athletic abilities, the narrative painted for him on the sidelines (and beyond) has brought to light the complex issue of race, masculinity, and citizenship in this country, giving pause in the seemingly simple fairy tale.

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Interview With My Bully: When I confronted my bully about racism

Interview With My Bully: When I confronted my bully about racism | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Judy Blume, my mentor and friend, told me not to engage with my bully. “Forget her, she isn’t worth it,” she told me. But I had a strange curiosity over what happened to the woman — I’ll call her Mary — who had once been my tormentor

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Defining Moments \ di-'fī-ning 'mō-mnts \ | Teaching Tolerance

Defining Moments \ di-'fī-ning 'mō-mnts \ | Teaching Tolerance | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Every 10 or so years, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt releases a new edition of the American Heritage Children’s Dictionary. In 2009, editors did something they had rarely done before: They reviewed and revised almost every single definition and added more than 2,000 new words and senses. The result was a massive overhaul for one of the most commonly used children’s reference books in the United States.

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