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In case you really didn't believe the polls, stats, & facts about the racist Trump campaign... Tweet from @ShaunKing

In case you really didn't believe the polls, stats, & facts about the racist Trump campaign... Tweet from @ShaunKing | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

I'm fucking furious. This is what happens when a campaign is fueled by bigotry. Police looked on as she's shoved. pic.twitter.com/yZwkJe17PS

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The Excessive Political Power Of White Men In The United States, In One Chart

The Excessive Political Power Of White Men In The United States, In One Chart | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Whites, men and white men dominate elected offices. Women and people of color are massively underrepresented.
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BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Halts Major Part Of North Carolina’s Voter Suppression Law

BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Halts Major Part Of North Carolina’s Voter Suppression Law | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
"[E]ven one disenfranchised voter" who is denied the right to vote on account of race "is too many."

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J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, October 2, 2014 4:43 PM

This is a good start. 

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - Joy DeGruy

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POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME
As a result of twelve years of quantitative and qualitative research Dr. DeGruy has developed her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, and published her findings in the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing”. The book addresses the residual impacts of generations of slavery and opens up the discussion of how the black community can use the strengths we have gained in the past to heal in the present.


WHAT IS P.T.S.S.?
P.T.S.S. is a theory that explains the etiology of many of the adaptive survival behaviors in African American communities throughout the United States and the Diaspora. It is a condition that exists as a consequence of multigenerational oppression of Africans and their descendants resulting from centuries of chattel slavery. A form of slavery which was predicated on the belief that African Americans were inherently/genetically inferior to whites. This was then followed by institutionalized racism which continues to perpetuate injury.


Thus, resulting in M.A.P.:
 

  • M: Multigenerational trauma together with continued oppression;
  • A: Absence of opportunity to heal or access the benefits available in the society; leads to
  • P: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.
     

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8B SamuelL's curator insight, March 9, 12:31 PM
   This article talks about a syndrome called the P.T.S.S., or Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. The P.T.S.S. is a syndrome that occurs to the survivors of slavery. The harsh experiences the slavery survivors went through lead to to the M.A.P., which meant Multi-generational trauma together with continued oppression, absence of opportunity to heal or access the benefits available in the society, which leads to Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. A person that suffers with the Post Traumatic Syndrome does some of these following actions. Depression, loss of hope, gets angry and violent easily, and internalized racism. 
    This article helps me understand Africa because I can see what the survivors of slavery go through even after they were freed. This also helps me understand what the survivors of slavery are feeling after freedom. I think that this article is very important because of these following reasons. One, it gives us motivation to help them cure this syndrome. Two, it helps to to know again that slavery is a horrible thing to do and experience. I think that we all should at least have a look at this and rethink about African slavery survivor’s lives.
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The Horrifying Women's Rights Injustice That Modern Feminism Forgot

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The Horrifying Women's Rights Injustice That Modern Feminism Forgot Mic Such an infuriating issue should attract the ire of the feminist community, but so far there are mostly crickets.


Recent legislation regarding the forced sterilizations performed on incarcerated women in California prisons evokes a muted time in U.S. history when sexist, racist, classist and ableist eugenics policies were orchestrated by the state.


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The future of American racism

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Note: The following is mostly based on chapter 14 of “Race in North America” (2012) by Audrey and Brian D. Smedley.


Racism in the US is always changing but changes slowly.
 That means the near future will be pretty much the same, but the longer term it will bring change.


American racism will have to somehow adjust to:
 

  1. Japan as a country fully the equal of the US and Britain.
  2. Asian Americans scoring higher on IQ tests.
  3. The Black middle-class and Blacks in important positions.
  4. Immigration from Asia and Latin America pouring into the US, bringing millions of people who do not fit into the old black-and-white boxes.
  5. Multiracial identities, particularly those who are half White and half Asian or Latino. It not only challenges the idea that race determines culture and behaviour, but also makes one’s “race” harder to determine and therefore less useful.
  6. Barack Obama, whose very person goes against everything most Americans think they know about race. He is multiracial. He looks Black but culturally is like Dorothy of “The Wizard of Oz”: a White person from Kansas. American racism is incapable of making sense of him – thus all the Birther and Secret Muslim stuff.
  7. The Human Genome Project – which left only 0.1% of the genome for scientific racism.


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Kng Jiahao's curator insight, July 11, 2014 11:02 PM

Racism in the United States has always been active, but when Barack Obama stood up as President it all changed. And Example of racism as prejudice before Obama, was the Rosa Parks Story. Racism has dropped in amounts but racism is also the primary prejudicial cause of conflict. It is also pleasing to hear that the amount of racism is decreasing.

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50 Years *sigh*

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Today, June 21st, is my birthday; I turn 50. I feel pretty much the same way I did when I wrote this two years ago, "A lifetime of so little progress is just too much."; only more so. *sigh* I was ...
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"I Guess I'm a Racist" and Other Proclamations That End Conversations About Race | Blog, Connecting the Dots | BillMoyers.com

"I Guess I'm a Racist" and Other Proclamations That End Conversations About Race | Blog, Connecting the Dots | BillMoyers.com | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
In this book excerpt, Ian Haney López explains why -- for conservatives -- alleging that they've been called racist is a good strategy.

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If our vote didn't matter no one would work so hard to keep us from voting.

If our vote didn't matter no one would work so hard to keep us from voting. | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

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Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) - National Women's History Museum

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Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi in 1917. Forty-seven years earlier, the 15th amendment had given African-Americans the right to vote. In 1920, three years after her birth, the 19th amendment granted suffrage to American women. Yet, because of oppressive social circumstances, it wasn’t until 1962, when she was 45, that Hamer learned that she had a right to vote as an American citizen. From that day, Hamer became a leader in the struggle for civil rights, social equality, and economic improvement for the African-American community. 

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Liberal Echo Chamber

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If only 12 Years a Slave (or Roots, or any other wrenching American slave narrative) could move audiences beyond those already eager for a dose of feel-good shame.


...Which leads to the more important question: Could this film possibly preach to the unconverted? Could it reach Americans who at this late date, in the 21st century, still haven’t gotten Stowe’s message? Will it even be seen by any of the millions who swear by Glenn Beck? This question might be asked of all the recent movies that touch upon America’s unfinished racial business: Lee Daniels’ The Butler, the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, and Fruitvale Station, as well as Django and Lincoln.


Liberals are fond of chastising the right (accurately) for living in a media echo chamber of Rush and Drudge by day and Fox News by night, with no other reality penetrating the bubble. The left has never been able to replicate that mass-media ecosystem; an exclusive diet of, say, the Times and NPR would be far more porous to contrary views than 24/7 of Fox and friends. But whenever mainstream media start gushing en masse about a cultural work with an uplifting historical or political message, a smaller liberal echo chamber does spring up that I’ve at times been part of: We tend to assume that a wide audience will be converted by the power of the new masterpiece at hand, especially under the tutelage of critics, editorial pages, magazine cover stories, and awards ceremonies. Much as the right can convince itself that all of America must regard Obama­care as the worst piece of legislative blight in the country’s history, or that easy access to guns is a God-given right tantamount to freedom of speech, so liberals can become prisoners of our own bubble.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:51 PM

Thoughts for feminism here too.

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President Obama Just Nominated the Very First Native American Woman For Federal Judge

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Diane J. Humetewa, a member of the Hopi tribe and former U.S. attorney in Arizona, has beennominated to serve on the U.S. District Court for the district of Arizona as a federal judge. If confirmed, she would be the first active member of a Native American reservation, and first Native American woman to serve as a federal judge. Not only would this bring more diversity to the federal bench, but Arizona’s prominent Native community will finally be represented in a state that is infamous for ignoring Native issues.


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Lewis Black: A Tiny Part of Something Huge

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The author and comedian remembers attending the 1963 March on Washington, and feeling a movement converge.


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Guernica: Your own work in theater and comedy is often so political—do you think your involvement in the civil rights movement influenced your interest in using entertainment to help bring about social change?


Lewis Black: Not at all, as I have never thought of my entertainment as being able to bring about social change. I am seriously always looking for the laugh. What it did make me conscious of was having empathy for those without any power in this country. That has always stuck with me.

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Happy Birthday LBJ

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"Today is LBJ's birthday. August 27 .... What a Team these two turned out to be LBJ & MLK. Sometimes they seemed allies, sometimes they seemed "enemies" (at least in public). This photo was taken immediately following passage of the Voting Rights Act. Somehow this president got it passed "against all odds." He made sure Dr. King shared the moment. (And the honor)"

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Stand with Hillary to Protect Voting Rights

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The Supreme Court recently struck down crucial provisions of the Voting Rights Act – opening the door to widespread voter disenfranchisement – and yesterday Hillary Clinton called for quick action to guarantee the right to vote for every citizen in this country.


She noted that, “Anyone who says that racial discrimination is no longer a problem in American elections must not be paying attention.” She continued, “Congress should move quickly to pass legislation to replace those portions of the act that the court struck down.”

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Senate Candidate Tweets Racist Attack On African American Opponent Cory Booker

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The tweet, which has since been deleted, read “#breaking just leaked - Cory Booker’s foreign policy debate prep notes,” and included an image of the city of Newark divided up according to various ethnicities.
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Tell Congress: Save the Voting Rights Act

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Send this message to Congress today:


"Please do everything in your power to make sure Congress passes a new preclearance formula and makes sure the Voting Rights Act continues to be an important and effective tool in protecting the right to vote."

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A Journalist Went Near Mount Rushmore To Take Some Photos. What He Found Changed His Life Forever.

A Journalist Went Near Mount Rushmore To Take Some Photos. What He Found Changed His Life Forever. | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

A few years ago, Aaron Huey journeyed to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to photograph members of the Oglala Lakota Nation. The disarming stories of deceit, heartbreak, and violence he heard there changed his life forever. I know this is a long one, folks, but I guarantee you'll be hooked by his transformation at 4:38, the breathtaking mural at 6:03, and the devastating words of a 17-year-old at 10:36.

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Immigration Reform 2013: Will Abused Undocumented Women Get Their Rights? | YWCA USA Blog

Immigration Reform 2013: Will Abused Undocumented Women Get Their Rights? | YWCA USA Blog | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

After the terribly tragic events that took place in Boston, the country has pulled together to mourn our losses and move on. The new immigration bill is still in process of being reviewed and debated on Capitol Hill, but one thing that hasn’t really been discussed is the state of undocumented women, particularly victims of sexual abuse and rape. Regardless of where you stand on the issue of immigration, the truth is that the sooner rape victims receive help; the better they are at handling trauma. The Violence Against Women Act signed by President Obama earlier this year covers undocumented women who are victims of domestic violence. What does this mean for the new immigration bill?


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Rep. Moore Tells Anti-Choice GOP Where to Shove Black Genocide Lie

Read more at: http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/02/when_they_were_supposed_to.html

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whoa! good to hear both sides of the argument 

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