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What We Talk About When We Talk About Racism

What We Talk About When We Talk About Racism | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Ever notice that when we talk about racism, those of us who are racial justice advocates are often really mostly talking about ourselves? We speak out to demons

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Tennessee Signs Landmark DOJ Agreement to Right Its Juvenile Justice Wrongs - COLORLINES

Tennessee Signs Landmark DOJ Agreement to Right Its Juvenile Justice Wrongs - COLORLINES | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
The Shelby County juvenile justice system is especially and disproportionately harsh on black kids, while denying kids of all races their basic due process rights.
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Dialectic Thought and Contradictions: There Aint No Post-Racial Society & there Aint No Black and White

Dialectic Thought and Contradictions: There Aint No Post-Racial Society & there Aint No Black and White | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Throughout the discourse in the social meaning, experience and consequence of race, we come to understand that everyone sees race through a social lens or paradigm.

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The Distress of the Privileged

The Distress of the Privileged | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

As the culture evolves, people who benefitted from the old ways invariably see themselves as victims of change. The world used to fit them like a glove, but it no longer does. Increasingly, they find themselves in unfamiliar situations that feel unfair or even unsafe. Their concerns used to take center stage, but now they must compete with the formerly invisible concerns of others.

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The Obama Era, the 2012 Election, and Systemic Racism

The Obama Era, the 2012 Election, and Systemic Racism | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

 "We are not a fully democratic country. We never have been and now are moving only very slowly in that direction. To understand the 2012 election and key political events in the Obama Era, we must look at the larger societal context—at institutional fundamentals. Systemic racism is central in that institutional context, and especially in our political system."  

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Racism And Michelle Obama: In Support Of Self-Censorship

Racism And Michelle Obama: In Support Of Self-Censorship | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
An ambiguous quote about the first lady by an attendee at a Romney American Legion event did injustice to blacks, veterans and the attendee herself. Many listeners heard hate speech. If so, did NPR share blame?
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Mae Jemison Fights for Diversity in Space and in the Classroom

Mae Jemison Fights for Diversity in Space and in the Classroom | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Dr. Mae Jemison may have her feet firmly planted on the ground these days, but the world’s first woman astronaut of color continues to reach for the stars. Dr. Jemison was recently successful in leading a team that has secured a $500,000 federal grant to make interstellar space travel a reality.

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Racism 'harms children's learning'

Racism 'harms children's learning' | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Children from families subjected to racist abuse are more likely to struggle in school, according to new research.
The study, by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at Essex University, found that racial prejudice had an impact on children as young as five.

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Leonard Pitts Jr.: The black and white of political code-speak

Leonard Pitts Jr.: The black and white of political code-speak | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Lord help us, they're talking race again.


"They" meaning Republicans and Democrats. Race is a critical, sensitive and sometimes painful issue with relevance to everything from environmental policy to education reform to criminal justice to media to health care. For a politician to address it requires political courage.

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'What is riskier than living poor in America?'

'What is riskier than living poor in America?' | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Near the end of today's show, Melissa made an impassioned point in the conversation we had today about the issue of welfare, and how race is intertwined with that issue in our politics.
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Tim Wise » Of Republican Race Cards and White Denial

Tim Wise » Of Republican Race Cards and White Denial | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Yes indeed, the only people who are really racist are the people who talk constantly about racism. Ya’ know, people like Martin Luther King Jr. and all the folks in the civil rights movement. Talk about race obsessed!

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What's Race Got to Do With It? A History of Child Care in America

What's Race Got to Do With It? A History of Child Care in America | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
A new book looks at the historical impact of race on child care options in the United States.
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Beyond an afro…

Beyond an afro… | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
A couple of months back, Michelle Joni Lapidos was the “WTF, white people?” winner of the internets when Post Bougie and Gawker caught wind of her blog, Before and Afro. For the fortunately unfamil...
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Why Most Mass Murderers Are Privileged White Men

Why Most Mass Murderers Are Privileged White Men | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Perhaps the greatest asset that unearned privilege conveys is the sense that public spaces “belong” to you.


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The Foster Matrix: Education, Politics, & Community Scholarship: The Honorable Deployment of White Privilege

The Foster Matrix: Education, Politics, & Community Scholarship: The Honorable Deployment of White Privilege | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
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'Color Of Christ': A Story Of Race And Religion In America

What did Jesus look like? The many different depictions of Christ tell a story about race and religion in America. Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey explore that history in their new book, The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America.

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Affirmative Action vs. White Privilege

Affirmative Action vs. White Privilege | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Abigail Fisher, a 22-year-old White woman hailing from a middle-class suburb, has been afforded a number of class and race based privileges by the sheer virtue of her birth.
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samantha tesner's comment, October 11, 2012 12:32 PM
So typical of "white mind"- acknowledging that there are others who may be disadvantaged yet refusing to acknowledge that which puts them at an advantage--->white privilege
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“I am so goth, I was born black.”

“I am so goth, I was born black.” | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

...while most spooky fashion designers still prefer white models for their branding, a host of blogs dedicated to multicultural dark fashion are bringing greater visibility to the people that these venues ignore.

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'We Have a Long Way to Go'

'We Have a Long Way to Go' | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Jonathan Kozol, author of Fire in the Ashes, talks about the gripping stories of poor children, the problems of “obsessive testing,” and how to build a school system worthy of a real democracy. An interview by Elaina Ramsey.
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Another Tip On Countering Racism

Another Tip On Countering Racism | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Ready For It? Don’t call racists backward idiots and haters. It’s unflattering to you, and it’s bad politics.  
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Tim Wise » A Kick in the Gut(feld): Racism, Welfare Dependence, and FOX’s Clown Prince of Prejudice

Tim Wise » A Kick in the Gut(feld): Racism, Welfare Dependence, and FOX’s Clown Prince of Prejudice | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

But now Gutfeld has said it quite plainly. In a discussion of black conservatives, contrasted with blacks generally, he talks specifically about “infantilizing an entire race” and making them addicted to crappy programs, by which it is doubtful he means Democratic programs like the GI Bill, or FHA loans, or Social Security, but rather, so-called welfare programs, and those that are generally derided as being of the “handout” variety. Memo to Greg Gutfeld: when speaking in code about black people, it really helps if you don’t actually mention black people.

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How to Be an Ally to Marginalized Groups: A Guide

How to Be an Ally to Marginalized Groups: A Guide | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

"It's OK not to get it. I try to be an Ally to numerous groups, but sometimes I just don't get it. But I don't have to get it. If there's a widespread thought or understanding accepted by the majority of a group as their truth, then my lack of understanding is a personal issue. I may not be at the forefront of the fight during those times, but I will support the work and actions of those who do understand."

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Questioning Diversity to Save Affirmative ActionPolitical News and Opinion from a Multicultural Point of View | Political News and Opinion from a Multicultural Point of View

Questioning Diversity to Save Affirmative ActionPolitical News and Opinion from a Multicultural Point of View | Political News and Opinion from a Multicultural Point of View | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Instead of talking about the benefits of diversity, let’s talk about the benefits of integration and the reasons why it is still necessary today. The problem with today’s justification of affirmative action is that it ignores the reasons why students of color might disappear without it.

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Racialized Representations of Evolution

Racialized Representations of Evolution | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

This is important stuff. It reinforces the idea that darker-skinned people are more animalistic than the lighter-skinned. It also normalizes light-skinned people as people and darker-skinned peoples as Black or Brown people, in the same way that we use the word “American” to mean White-American, but various hyphenated phrases (African-American, Asian-American, etc) to refer to everyone else.

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