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

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Brian Sinclair inquest told aboriginals face racism in ERs
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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 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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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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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, 2014 10:56 AM

Warning: abusive language

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

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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. [...]

All they were measuring was how often professors wrote back agreeing to meet with…
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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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Did you know that George Washington Carver, the master scientist, was physically castrated at a very young ag by his White plantation owners?

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

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

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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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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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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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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, May 28, 2014 4:37 PM

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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Don’t be surprised that people still say racist things.

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Racism is still more common than you may realize.
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The missing women you don’t hear about: How the media fails Indigenous communities

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When indigenous women disappear, their cases often get little coverage -- and their identities can be erased
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Confronting racism face-to-face

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Mo Asumang is the daughter of a black Ghanaian father and a white German mother.


As a well-known TV presenter in Germany she became the target of racist extreme right-wingers and neo-Nazis, who based their attacks on Asumang's "non-Aryan" background.


So she decided to look into the racist ideology and to find out more about those who consider themselves "Aryan".


In her new documentary, The Aryans, she confronts racists, both in Germany and among the Ku Klux Klan in America.


Mo Asumang spoke to BBC News about her experiences making the film.


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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, May 15, 2014 6:15 PM

With openness, smiles and courages, she digs down to find the common humanity.

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A Report from Occupied Territory

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 Negroes have always held, the lowest jobs, the most menial jobs, which are now being destroyed by automation. No remote provision has yet been made to absorb this labor surplus. Furthermore, the Negro's education, North and South, remains, almost totally, a segregated education. And, the police treat the Negro like a dog.
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Published in July of 1966; on police brutality in New York and the race riots of 1964.

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Published in July of 1966; on police brutality in New York and the race riots of 1964.

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Published in July of 1966; on police brutality in New York and the race riots of 1964.

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Oklahoma Gov's daughter Performs Fake War Dance and Calls Natives "Sheep"

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Traditional Navajo people (Diné) herd sheep, but they are NOT sheep.



Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry , a group of Native parents and their allies from across the country were alerted to ...

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"Color-blinded-ness" IS racism

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There's been a lot of conversation about the Supreme Court ruling to end affirmative action in Michigan. It presents an opportunity to explain some things that may be difficult for my fellow white ...

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5 Things You Need to Know about Colorism

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As a dark brown woman, I never publicly engage in conversations about complexion and colorism (discrimination based on skin color) because they frustrate me so much. Yet I am often asked random questions…

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The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation

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Drawing on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, the map shows one dot per person, color-coded by race. That's 308,745,538 dots in all.

 

White: blue dots; African American: green dots; Asian: red; Latino: orange; all others: brown

Last year, a pair of researchers from Duke University published a report with a bold title: “The End of the Segregated Century.” U.S. cities, the authors concluded, were less segregated in 2012 than they had been at any point since 1910. But less segregated does not necessarily mean integrated–something this incredible map makes clear in vivd color.

The map, created by Dustin Cable at University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, is stunningly comprehensive. Drawing on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, it shows one dot per person, color-coded by race. That’s 308,745,538 dots in all–around 7 GB of visual data. It isn’t the first map to show the country’s ethnic distribution, nor is it the first to show every single citizen, but it is the first to do both, making it the most comprehensive map of race in America ever created.


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Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 28, 2014 6:41 PM

We can use maps to think spatially,make connections, and find patterns. Maps can also be used as a way to compare change over time, as in this particular case where maps from the present were compared with maps from over fifty years ago when racial segregation was plainly obvious. Now, however, when we compare past maps with those of the present, the change over time factor becomes clearly evident, revealing why maps are so useful in determining continuities or changes.

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Changes in UW-Madison's Afro-American studies would reflect multi-racial society

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"Black people, brown people, religion, immigration are the most important topics to understanding U.S. culture now, Werner said."



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