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This is the most telling image you’ll see all week.

This is the most telling image you’ll see all week. | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

You know how they say that if it bleeds it leads? It turns out that’s not true. If it bleeds white, it leads. You need to share this, for journalism.

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Fighting for the Right to Fight Symposium

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In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were constant factors in the daily lives of many in the United States. This Thursday, April 21, we will explore the path towards equal rights from before and after World War II with special guests. Join wherever you are via #livestream to watch the Fighting for the Right to Fight Symposium.
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How The Eviction Epidemic Is Trapping Black Women In Poverty

How The Eviction Epidemic Is Trapping Black Women In Poverty | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Matthew Desmond’s new book makes an undeniable case that we need to fix this all-American tragedy.

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Do terror attacks in the Western world get more attention than others?

Do terror attacks in the Western world get more attention than others? | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Reports of bombings tend to get huge numbers of mentions on social media, but that doesn't always mean a similar level of news coverage.

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The short answer is obviously "Yes."  Yet, this question brings up other questions about cultural empathy and how 'connected' we might feel to people of other places than our own global neighborhood.  This political cartoon-ish map

has more truth in it than we might like to admit; it is subtitled 'How terrible it is the the Western world when a tragedy happens in...?'

 

Questions to Ponder: Does the 'where' influence if we perceive the event as a true tragedy or not (or maybe just the magnitude or importance of the tradegy)?  How come?  What does this say about us as inidividuals, society, and the media?  How can we teach our students in a way to foster more cultural empathy?

 

Tagssocial mediaplaceculture, political, terrorism, media. 

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jorden harris's curator insight, April 4, 9:52 AM

to me it is mind boggling how we can pay more attention to countries with national threats than others especially with ISIS being so prominent which is a war that is going to take help from not only the united states but the other affected countries

                                                                                                        - J.H

Logan scully's curator insight, April 4, 10:11 AM
It somewhat bothers me how that terrorist attacks outside of Europe and North America is pretty much just ignored by the social media while people are sitting in the hospital for crimes in which terrorists and other religious radicalists have done to their area and country.-L.S.
Brealyn Holley's curator insight, April 7, 10:20 AM
For the question "Do terror attacks in the Western world get more attention than others?" In my opinion the answer would be yes because a lot of the terror attacks in the Western world are bigger and are expected more than terror attacks near  us. ~BH
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The lynching of Jesse Washington

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The lynching of Jesse Washington.

Washington was beaten with shovels and bricks,was castrated, and his ears were cut off. A tree supported the iron chain that lifted him above the fire. Jesse attempted to climb up the skillet hot chain. For this, the men cut off his fingers.

Jesse was 15.

1916.

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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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Stereotypes about Native Americans and alcohol debunked by UA study - Scienmag

Stereotypes about Native Americans and alcohol debunked by UA study - Scienmag | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

TUCSON, Ariz. - In contrast to enduring stories about extraordinarily high rates of alcohol misuse among Native Americans, University of Arizona researchers have found that Native Americans' binge and heavy drinking rates actually match those of whites. The groups differed regarding abstinence: Native Americans were m..

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It’s Embarrassing How Few Black Female Founders Get Funded :: Davey Alba

It’s Embarrassing How Few Black Female Founders Get Funded :: Davey Alba | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
OF THE THOUSANDS of venture deals minted from 2012 to 2014, so few black women founders raised money that, statistically speaking, the number might as well be zero. (The exact number is 24 out of 10,238, or just 0.2 percent.) Of those few that have raised money, the average amount of funding its $36,000. That’s compared to the typical startup, typically founded by a white male, that typically fails. These manage to raise an average of $1.3 million in venture funding.

This disparity comes even as black women today comprise the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the US, with over 1.5 million businesses—a 322 percent increase since 1997. These businesses generate over $44 billion a year in revenue. Yet in the tech world, investors aren’t taking a risk on startups run by black women.

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White People: Shut Up About Beyoncé

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For 400 years, Black people were living in a culture where their pain, their culture, and their art were appropriated and sanitized for white consumption, or, more often, shut out of the narrative entirely, replaced by racist caricatures or rendered invisible. For 400 years, the stories of Black people on this continent were untold, belittled, or made the tools of white narrative and white profit.
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How history got the Rosa Parks story wrong

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The quiet seamstress we want on our $10 bill was a radical active in the Black Power movement.
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Asian Student's Story on Racism Ends Badly After Saying 'Black People Can Be Racist'

Asian Student's Story on Racism Ends Badly After Saying 'Black People Can Be Racist' | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
An Asian female student at a California college campus was shot down by members of a safe space group for … Continue reading →
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Meet the Women Who Have Made #BlackLivesMatter the Most Crucial Political Movement Today

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Black Live Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors coined the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag. (photo via laweekly.com)


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New book 'Forgotten' details how heroism of black soldiers in World War II has ... - New York Daily News

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Among the more than 160,000 men who stormed the beaches of France on June, 6, 1944, there was 1 combat battalion of African Americans.

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These photographs helped integrate proms in Montgomery, Georgia

These photographs helped integrate proms in Montgomery, Georgia | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Gillian Laub’s potent images of racially segregated proms brought Montgomery County’s ‘dark secret’ into the open. Southern Rites, her new HBO documentary, details the town’s triumphs and tragedies in confronting its difficult history
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American Healthcare Is So Bad for Women of Color It May Violate the UN Convention

American Healthcare Is So Bad for Women of Color It May Violate the UN Convention | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
This is indefensible.

Here are 13 figures that illustrate how bad health care access for women of color in our country really is.

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Sober up, America. Read the facts – then push-back against the politicians who harm women.

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Before Bree Newsome there was Emmett Eddy Jr., known as “the Rev. E. Slave".

Before Bree Newsome there was Emmett Eddy Jr., known as “the Rev. E. Slave". | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
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Eddy, wearing a black Santa Claus suit, climbed over the iron fence around the...
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Of Swastikas & Confederate Flags (Collectibles Vs Living Culture)

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I was watching Morning Joe and they were freaking out that eBay (and perhaps others) were selling swastikas while removing confederate flags. They said such an announcement to remove the flags was hypocritical and a pandering publicity move.


*sigh*


 Let me educate you:

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“Racism begins in our imagination:” How the overwhelming whiteness of “Boyhood” feeds dangerous Hollywood myths

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In what imaginary Texas would Richard Linklater's characters not be surrounded by people of Mexican descent?
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MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

On June 30th, 1973, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Racist Newspaper Cartoon Appears To Tell Black People And Latinos To Leave The State

Racist Newspaper Cartoon Appears To Tell Black People And Latinos To Leave The State | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Their defense of the racism is almost as bad as the racism itself.

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Why Black Women Struggle More With Domestic Violence

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Complex issues like racism and sexism mean Black women become victims more often

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Why These Influential Black Activists Were Left Out of the History Books

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Black History Month aims to celebrate the achievements of African American icons who have changed the course of history, but not all are afforded the same recognition.


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Tracking American Poverty - Cool Infographics

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Tracking American Poverty & Policy is an interactive infographic visualization site that br...
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Racist Umpires and Monetary Ministers

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Are baseball umpires racist? Are ministers motivated by money? Christopher Parsons teases important economic lessons from unlikely sources.
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Difficulties for Women Bridging Racial, Generational, and Global Divides

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A symposium at Harvard Business School delved into intersectionality—the seemingly obvious yet complex idea that gender interacts with other axes of inequality such as race, age, class, and ethnicity.
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CNN asks, 'Can the KKK rebrand?' Internet responds accordingly

CNN asks, 'Can the KKK rebrand?' Internet responds accordingly | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
No joke.
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Razeen Nasher's curator insight, January 11, 2015 5:10 PM

CNN, bastion of hard-hitting journalism and obnoxious holograms, is at it again, with a question that surely presses at the forefront of everyone’s mind, can the KKK rebrand?

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