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In Illinois, Obama led fight on racial profiling

In Illinois, Obama led fight on racial profiling | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In 1999, a fresh-faced state senator on Chicago's South Side heard constituents complain that police were free to pull over drivers because they were black. So Barack Obama proposed a bill to tackle racial profiling. When it failed, he revised it and proposed it again and again.

"Race and ethnicity is not an indicator of criminal activity," Obama said when his bill finally passed the Senate four years later. He said targeting individuals based on race was humiliating and fostered contempt in black communities.

More than a decade later, Obama's efforts to pass groundbreaking racial profiling legislation in Illinois offer some of the clearest clues as to how America's first black president feels about an issue that's polarizing a nation roiled by the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin.

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When Should You Call Someone an 'Illegal Immigrant'? Check This Chart

When Should You Call Someone an 'Illegal Immigrant'? Check This Chart | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

With a long-awaited executive order, President Barack Obama is set to announce sweeping changes in how the U.S. government treats millions of immigrants who are in the country without authorization.

Now it's time for all Americans to change how they talk about them.

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Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance

Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
A huge hit upon its release, the 1949 musical South Pacific still resonates with contributors to The Race Card Project — particularly a song about how prejudice is learned, not innate.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 20, 3:42 AM

Think beyond race to LGBTQ & all sorts of "other" where intolerance creeps in

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Kim Kardashian doesn't realize she's the butt of an old racial joke

Kim Kardashian doesn't realize she's the butt of an old racial joke | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Last night, social media was flooded with images of Paper Magazine’s Winter 2014 cover featuring Kim Kardashian’s glistening posterior. The response was both explosive and polarizing. Some rolled t...

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 15, 2:13 AM

Kim's #breaktheinternet move was full of messages about lazy art, positive body image, the UNslut movement, and racism.

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“we never gave up our power”: a conversation with Naomi Sayers

“we never gave up our power”: a conversation with Naomi Sayers | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Naomi Sayers is an Indigenous feminist from the Garden River First Nations, just east of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, who has also worked as a sex worker in the north of Canada. Naomi shared with A Kiss for Gabriela that some of her current work advocating for the rights of Indigenous people in the sex trade springs from a 2012 workshop organized by the sex worker organization Maggie’s in Toronto on public education and challenging stigma. After attending the workshop, Naomi started telling her own story using her own words and sharing about her own experiences in sex work, challenging the messages she had heard for so many years from authority figures–counselors, doctors, nurses, and the justice system–that indigenous women are victims and incapable of deciding what is right for them.

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American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many

American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
The U.S. government operated 100 boarding schools for American Indians on and off reservations. One expert says the schools were part of a strategy to conquer Indians. Students who attended them were required to talk and dress as mainstream Americans.

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Kent College History's curator insight, October 31, 1:46 PM

'Kill the Indian ... Save the Man.' An excellent piece on Native American boarding schools + a podcast (7:45).

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, November 1, 6:06 AM

Now the U.S. government public schools are doing the same to the African American females of today! We can change the building but we can't change those the government governed public schools just by asking , those I have encountered with and or their attorneys want respond and by the laws of NC even if they commit certain crimes such as attendance law violations there is no laws on the book which states they are accountable but the parent(s) , guardian(s) and even student(s) are accountable if the student misses 10 or more days of school which is not excused per school principal. But the North Carolina State School Board Members, NC State Superintendent , June Atkinson, Wilson County School Board Members, Wilson,NC and Wilson County Schools attorney Rachel Hitch among numerous others that have denied African American special needs qualified school age  Females their right to enroll and attend NC Public Schools per WCS attorney Rachel Hitch 2/18/13 dated letter of reprisal sent to their parent whom they reside with by said attorney during NC Office of Administrative Hearing Special Education Contested Case 13-EDC-07545 filed on 1 of the African American females mentioned above behalf.

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Bill Clinton: Gender and Racial Politics 'Greatest Threat' to Country's Future‏

Bill Clinton: Gender and Racial Politics 'Greatest Threat' to Country's Future‏ | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

(Brennan Linsley/AP Photo) WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton warned Saturday night that despite great gains for the gay and transgender community, the lines of gender and race in politics could still cast a shadow in the years ahead.


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Race, Racism & the Internet: 10 Things Sociologists Should Be Researching

Race, Racism & the Internet: 10 Things Sociologists Should Be Researching | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Within sociology there’s a gap between researchers who critically study race and those who study the Internet.
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Trouble with White Women and White Feminism

Trouble with White Women and White Feminism | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Today begins a weekly series of posts about white women and white feminism.  There is something troubling to me in the pattern of white women’s behavior and white feminism’s response to inequality that I want …

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Great reading; and note at the bottom to find the next in the series. Click-click-click.

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Putting Hypersexuality to Work: Black Women and Illicit Eroticism in Pornography

Putting Hypersexuality to Work: Black Women and Illicit Eroticism in Pornography | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

"This article focuses on the labor marginalization of black female performers within the pornography industry. Their representations and experiences as sex workers are shaped by a racialized and gendered sexual commerce where stereotypes, structural inequalities, and social biases are the norm. Black women are devalued as hyperaccessible and superdisposable in an industry that simultaneously invests in and ghettoizes fantasies about black sexuality. In light of feminist arguments against the victimization of women by pornography, I have attempted to show that black sex workers, while facing multiple axes of discrimination and harm, also employ hypersexuality and illicit eroticism to achieve mobility, erotic autonomy, and self-care."



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Bill Herring LCSW, CSAT's curator insight, May 29, 2013 9:34 PM

Curator comment: This entire article is available online.


Author: Mireille Miller-Young

Source: Sexualities April 2010 vol. 13 no. 2 219-235

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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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'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America

'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
From the time of slavery, some light-skinned African-Americans escaped racism by passing as white. The new book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, explores what they lost.

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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, 4:43 PM

This is a good start. 

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Blacks Less Likely To Sell Drugs, Much More Likely To Be Arrested For It: Study

Blacks Less Likely To Sell Drugs, Much More Likely To Be Arrested For It: Study | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Another day, another piece of evidence showing a vast disparity in who gets arrested over drugs.

From a new Brookings Institute analysis by fellow Jonathan Rothwell released yesterday:



The chart shows that arrests of African-Americans for v...
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Well, Hello There. It’s Me. Angry Black Lady. #ABLC

Well, Hello There. It’s Me. Angry Black Lady. #ABLC | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
In which I introduce RH Reality Check's latest venture: MY BLOG.
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It's Time to End the Federal Ban Preventing Some Poor Women From Accessing Abortions

In the four decades of legal, safe abortion, it has remained unaffordable and unavailable for far too many, particularly women of color.


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Here's the Data That Shows Cops Kill Black People at a Higher Rate Than White ... - Mother Jones

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Vital Statistics System offers another view into officers' use of deadly force.


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Study: White People Support Harsher Criminal Laws If They Think More Black People Are Arrested

Study: White People Support Harsher Criminal Laws If They Think More Black People Are Arrested | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Informing white people that African Americans are significantly over-represented in the prison population "may actually bolster support for the very policies that perpetuate the inequality."

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“We thought we’d be safe”: Islan Nettles, the New Jersey 4 and the illusion of security for LGBTQ people of color

“We thought we’d be safe”: Islan Nettles, the New Jersey 4 and the illusion of security for LGBTQ people of color | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
A frightening look at what happens when LGBTQ women of color refuse to accept street harassment and other violence

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This Is What I Mean When I Say "White Feminism"

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Well this is a post I've been meaning to write for a while.


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The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming

The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

The many stereotypes of black women are used to justify violence and aggression against them.  Because black women are mythologized as gold-digging, angry, physically strong, provocative shrews some black men assume (and this is something that having a mama, a auntie, a grandmother who raised you, or your own damn daughters doesn’t change) that if/when black women are hit, they asked for (or deserved) it.  At the end of the day many men empathize with other men and instead of vilifying any act of violence, physical or otherwise, against anyone, especially a woman, they attempt to justify it.  They put themselves in the shoes of the aggressor, but not the victim, and see themselves as blameless and reactionary, rather than violent and misogynistic.

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Racial makeup of private prisons shows systemic disparities, new study finds

Racial makeup of private prisons shows systemic disparities, new study finds | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
A disproportionate number of Hispanics are housed in private prisons across the United States, a pattern that could leave such prisons vulnerable to legal challenges, new research from Oregon State University shows.

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Changing the Way We See Native Americans


This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In 2013 Matika Wilbur took on a project of massive scope: to photograph members of each Federally recognized tribe in the United States. "My dream," Wilbur says, "is that our children are given images that are more useful, truthful, and beautiful." 


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4 Messed Up Sexist Things That Happen to Women of Color

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Here are four ways women of color experience sexism differently. (#woc #MenEndViolence http://t.co/whB1RP2scQ)


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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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