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Was Hitler evil?

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"Was Hitler evil?

 

Most White Americans will say yes: he killed 6 million Jews in the Holocaust! But to avoid any double standard we should apply the same moral reasoning White Americans apply to their own history."


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We just had a similar talk at home with the kids while watching "Who Do You Think You Are?" (The episode with Chelsea Handler serching her German & Jewish family background.)

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Community Village's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:42 AM

I don't think the word 'evil' is helpful because that is a religious term.  

 

Would we say that someone born as a psychopath is evil? I suppose if one is religious they would say that.  

 

Psychopaths lack the neurophysiological “hardwiring” that enables them to care about people's feelings. 

 

Psychopathy affects approximately 1 percent of the United States general population and 20 percent to 30 percent of the male and female U.S. prison population. 


The danger in every community and nation is that it only takes one psychopath to get into a position of power (or get their hands on a gun) to end up doing massive harm. 


Click through to read Abagond's post - then we can ask ourselves if U.S. culture is evil or psychotic. 

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How Many KKK Chapters Are In Your Area?

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There are 160 known, active Ku Klux Klan chapters in the United States, according to research from the Southern Poverty Law Center. How many are near you? Here's a interactive map.

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The FBI knows about the KKK, and yet the KKK persist. 


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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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Writing That Imagines What It's Like to Be: A Review of Kola Boof's Selected Works

Writing That Imagines What It's Like to Be: A Review of Kola Boof's Selected Works | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Let's just spell it out right at the start: Kola Boof is one of the great migrant writers of our time. Her Selected Writings, If My Father Dies I Give Birth to Him Again (edited by Mark Fogarty), underlines the Egyptian-Sudanese-American writer's literary achievements over a wide range of forms as diverse as poetry, memoir, and fiction, (both long and short form) and over a wide range of physical and emotional territory extending from her native Sudan to America, back to Africa, and then back to America again.

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Report: Obama Can Act to Reduce Inequality for Women, Minorities

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A new report says that the federal government is the largest funder of low-wage jobs for working women and people of color, and that President Obama should take executive action to help lift them into the middle class.
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Kola Boof on Spirituality - Sex~Kitten.net

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Kola Boof, a woman of controversy ~ author, activist, mother, harlot, opportunist, poet, womanist.


Kola graces us with a rare interview, which offers insights into a spiritual woman, something often not seen in this woman with such a sensational life story...

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The White Woman’s Burden

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Below is a remarkable commercial in which a white woman is told that if she buys Pampers, the company will donate vaccines to children in other countries.

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The reality of being a black woman: A response to Ernest Baker

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“I’m pretty sure if you get in your Delorean and go back to the point where any colonized people first encountered the white man, the thought was not “That’s fucking attractive!” It was more like “What is that yellow haired thing with the demon eyes?!”

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Going Viral : Racism Is Alive In Cheektowaga NY

This happened to me last Friday May 30th 2014. I'm more upset that it was done in front of her children. They will have hate and have no idea where it came f...

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malek's curator insight, June 4, 7:56 AM

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It's not clear how it all started. One thing I'm sure of: she will lose her NBA team, if she has one.

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Ignorance is NOT bliss

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The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation

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Where do we draw the line between "appropriate" forms of cultural exchange and more damaging patterns of cultural appropriation?
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Part of the racialized sexism wants everyone to think that a 15-year old Mexican is not a girl, she’s a woman.

Part of the racialized sexism wants everyone to think that a 15-year old Mexican is not a girl, she’s a woman. | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

 We know she’s a girl. We can never emphasize this enough, because this is the fate of colored girls globally right now: the denial of their girlhood, the denial of their childhood, and the constant state of risk and danger they are living in.


bell hooks, Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism (via fajazo)

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The 'N' Word Through The Ages: The 'Madness' Of HP Lovecraft

The 'N' Word Through The Ages: The 'Madness' Of HP Lovecraft | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

I had come to believe that by now the racism of H.P. Lovecraft, the celebrated author of horror and fantasy, was a settled matter — like declaring Wrath of Khan the best film in the Star Trek franchise. Arguing against such a thing should be absurd. I certainly thought so after the matter was thrust into the spotlight in December 2011, when author Nnedi Okorafor won the esteemed World Fantasy Award — whose statuette is none other than H.P. Lovecraft’s disembodied head. Okorafor had been unaware of the depths of Lovecraft’s “issues,” until a friend sent her his 1912 poem,On the Creation of N*ggers, where blacks are fashioned by the gods as “a beast … in semi-human figure.”

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Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86 | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Maya Angelou, a novelist, actress and educator, died at age 86, her literary agent, Helen Brann, said Wednesday.
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If there was one woman who lived the #YesAllWomen with the ultimate combination of grace of strength, using her voice to light the darkness for all, it was Maya Angelou.
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If there was one woman who lived the #YesAllWomen with the ultimate combination of grace of strength, using her voice to light the darkness for all, it was Maya Angelou.

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The missing women you don’t hear about: How the media fails Indigenous communities

The missing women you don’t hear about: How the media fails Indigenous communities | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
When indigenous women disappear, their cases often get little coverage -- and their identities can be erased
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An Astonishing Catalog of the Violence Committed Against “Freedom Summer” Participants in a Single Mississippi Town

An Astonishing Catalog of the Violence Committed Against “Freedom Summer” Participants in a Single Mississippi Town | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
This “Incident Summary” details acts of harassment, big and small, reported by civil rights activists and allies working in McComb, Miss. in the summer of 1964.
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Everyone

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Top 10 Worst States To Raise Black Children

Top 10 Worst States To Raise Black Children | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
One of the milestone decisions of every parent is where they should live to raise their children. For Black families, this decision is paramount to ensure even the most basic of needs, like surviva...

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Kola Boof: The Message & The Messenger

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Perhaps I am too Utopian *wink* but I do believe that when we gain insight & understanding, we can put our hearts & ethics into action. I respect the hell out of Kola Boof. Admire her greatly. Even when her words sting. For behind them, truth rings. I'd like to think there are others out there who can be taught daily, and not just from some 'word a day' calendar.


Gracie talks with Kola about the messages in her book of poems, Nile River Woman.

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Study: Eviction Rates for Black Women on Par With Incarcerations for Black Men

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MacArthur Foundation “How Housing Matters” (pdf) study reveals that while black men face alarmingly high incarceration rates, black women are disproportionately evicted from their homes.


According to the study, in any given year, approximately 16,000 adults and children are evicted in Milwaukee from approximately 6,000 housing units—that equates to 16 households evicted every day.


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Brian Sinclair inquest told aboriginals face racism in ERs - CBC.ca

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One of Canada's top aboriginal public health experts says native people face racism and discrimination in the country's emergency departments.

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The 10 most segregated urban areas in America

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No. 1: Milwaukee

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In 1954, Brown vs. Board of Education said that school segregation is illegal and unjust, yet we still have school segregation in 2014. 


I didn't see purple on the maps. Maybe due to the fact that Amerindians make up less than 1% of the U.S. population and they are not so much in 'urban' areas, but instead segregated on reservations. 


It will also be interesting in future analysis to see the constant public confusion between the terms American Indian (heritage from the Americas), verses Indian American (heritage from India).


@getgln


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Professors Love Answering Cold Emails from White Dudes, "Meh" on Everyone Else

Professors Love Answering Cold Emails from White Dudes, "Meh" on Everyone Else | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
From NPR's transcript of a Morning Edition story:

Group of researchers ran this interesting field experiment. They emailed more than 6,500 professors at the top 250 schools pretending to be the students. And they wrote letters saying, I really admire your work. Would you have some time to meet? The letters to the faculty were all identical, but the names of the students were all different. [...] Brad Anderson. Meredith Roberts. Lamar Washington. LaToya Brown. Juanita Martinez. Deepak Patel, Sonali Desai, Chang Wong, Mei Chen. [...]

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Did you know that George Washington Carver, the master scientist, was physically castrated at a very young ag by his White plantation owners?

Did you know that George Washington Carver, the master scientist, was physically castrated at a very young ag by his White plantation owners? | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Back male slaves that were assigned to work in their master’s house were often castrated. 

Although it was the white slave owner that were raping their black slaves (males, females and children ) they —with an absurd degree of hypocrisy —believed that black males were sexual deviant that could not control their sexual urges.


The slave owners therefor believe that such castration of innocent Black boys was necessary to protect their daughters and...

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The Hopes and Trials of Scandinavia’s Sami People - The Epoch Times

The Hopes and Trials of Scandinavia’s Sami People - The Epoch Times | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Most Americans are not aware that indigenous people in Scandinavia have experienced a history as dark and troubling as those in the United States.

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Maya Angelou Life in Photos

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The public life of Maya Angelou, who has died at eighty-six, spanned decades and included countless honors.
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Don’t be surprised that people still say racist things.

Don’t be surprised that people still say racist things. | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Racism is still more common than you may realize.
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