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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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Toxicity: The True Story of Mainstream Feminism’s Violent Gatekeepers -

Toxicity: The True Story of Mainstream Feminism’s Violent Gatekeepers - | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Internet culture has become increasingly meme-heavy, and the mainstream (white) feminist meme du jour is “toxicity.” Twitter, they claim, has become hostile to them. When Louise Mensch wrote an article last year about why she didn’t need to check her privilege, there were few feminists rushing to her side. This year, however, daring to call a white woman out on her privilege – even when done in one’s own space in an entirely non-confrontational manner – is met with cries of bullying and worse.


Why the sudden change?

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Racist Episodes Continue to Stir Ole Miss Campus

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On the campus of the University of Mississippi, a few hundred yards from a monument honoring Confederate soldiers, a statue of the university’s first black student, who enrolled in 1962 amid rioting that left two people dead, stands as what administrators call a powerful symbol of progress.


But when two unidentified men placed a noose around the bronze neck of James Meredith this week and left behind a flag with the Confederate battle emblem, it set into motion a new round of soul-searching in a place where past and present still restlessly coexist.


The administration’s careful pace has allowed the reputation of Ole Miss as a racial backwater to continue more than a half-century after Mr. Meredith enrolled.  “If you bill yourself as Ole Miss and you call yourself the Rebels and the first thing a visitor to the campus sees is a Confederate monument, whether intentionally or not, it conveys an image,” said Charles W. Eagles, a history professor. “And that image is an image tied to the past, not a 21st-century image.”


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I Never Thought I'd Want To High-Five A Teacher For Yelling At A Student, But I Was Wrong

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Things that matter. Pass 'em on.

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Breitbart Stupid And Terrible Again, This Time About Sex, Innocence, Race And Shirley Temple

Breitbart Stupid And Terrible Again, This Time About Sex, Innocence, Race And Shirley Temple | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
We made the mistake of going over to Breitbart's Big Nonsense Big Hollywood to see what they had to say about Shirley Temple's passing.
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Black History Month: Canada Had Slavery? -

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For Canadians, the launch of Black History Month on Feb. 1 may bring to mind slavery and Canada’s noble legacy of emancipation through the Underground Railroad, which enabled thousands of slaves to escape to Canada (then British North America) over a 20-year period.


But few realize that slavery was also practiced in Canada, albeit on a much smaller scale than in the American South. African slaves were brought here as chattel by the French and English and forced to work as servants and farmhands.

 

Author and historian Afua Cooper has described slavery in the Great White North as “Canada’s best kept secret.” She says that between 1628 and 1833, Canada had approximately 8,000 slaves, but it’s a part of the country’s history that is not well known.


“Canada conveniently forgot its own history of slave-holding, because that would make the country look immoral, indecent,” says Cooper. 


“The narrative of the Underground Railroad has superseded this narrative of enslavement in Canada, because Canada was able to use the Underground narrative to distinguish itself from the United States, which for several centuries was an enemy.”


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How Your Race Affects The Messages You Get « OkTrends

How Your Race Affects The Messages You Get « OkTrends | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
  • Black women write back the most. Whether it’s due to talkativeness, loneliness, or a sense of plain decency, black women are by far the most likely to respond to a first contact attempt. In many cases, their response rate is one and a half times the average, and, overall, black women reply about a quarter more often that other women.
  • White men get more responses. Whatever it is, white males just get more replies from almost every group. We were careful to preselect our data pool so that physical attractiveness (as measured by our site picture-rating utility) was roughly even across all the race/gender slices. For guys, we did likewise with height.
  • White women prefer white men to the exclusion of everyone else—and Asian and Hispanic women prefer them even more exclusively. These three types of women only respond well to white men. More significantly, these groups’ reply rates tonon-whites is terrible. Asian women write back non-white males at21.9%, Hispanic women at 22.9%, and white women at 23.0%. It’s here where things get interesting, for white women in particular. If you look at the match-by-race table before this one, the “should-look-like” one, you see that white women have an above-average compatibility with almost every group. Yet they only reply well to guys who look like them. There’s more data on this towards the end of the post.

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Stop George Zimmerman and Promoter Damon Feldman from using murder & racial hate in America for Profit | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Stop George Zimmerman and Promoter Damon Feldman from using murder & racial hate in America for Profit | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

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Stop Being So Attached!: A Beginner’s Guide on Problematic Language

Stop Being So Attached!: A Beginner’s Guide on Problematic Language | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Language is an extremely finicky thing. Much like a snowball, a language picks up habits from the culture that uses it as time goes on, especially our really bad habits like racism, sexism, and homophobia. If a single word is enough to dismiss and disregard an entire population’s feelings, ideas, and humanity, you can imagine why those people would want it erased from society’s vocabulary.
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List: States where rape is most common

List: States where rape is most common | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it


"Alaska's rate is three times the national average; New Jersey's rate is lowest"


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I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

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I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:34 PM

I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:35 PM

I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

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Yes, you can have a Chinese girlfriend and still be racist

Yes, you can have a Chinese girlfriend and still be racist | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Lola Okolosie: Conservatives can't be racist because so many of them have foreign wives? Here are six reasons why that's not a great argument

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Similar to that "I have a black friend" or "I don't see color"

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How we remember a paler shade of black - IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za

How we remember a paler shade of black - IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Successful black people are remembered as having a lighter skin tone than they actually have, according to a new US study.


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“Proud to Be”: NCAI’s answer to the R-word mascot debate

“Proud to Be”: NCAI’s answer to the R-word mascot debate | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

I’ve been sent this video a bazillion times in the last few days, and I think it’s a powerful and important PSA to add to the mascot “debate”


...….But. I know you all turn to me to have a super critical lens on everything, right? I know you wouldn’t expect anything less in this case. I’ve got a few questions/criticisms/things to think about. My thoughts aren’t meant to take away from the visual power and importance, I just want to bring up some things to think about.

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Sound critical points made here -- and the comments are worthy of reading too.

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Feminism from this Native Woman's Perspective, By Ruth Hopkins ...

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The Nation recently published a column by Michelle Goldberg entitled, “Feminism's Toxic Twitter Wars: Empowered by social media, feminists are calling one another out for ideological offenses. Is it good for the movement?

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race

Jay Smooth is host of New York's longest running hip-hop radio show, the Underground Railroad on WBAI 99.5 FM in NY, and is an acclaimed commentator on polit...

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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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How to Tell If You're Racist

How to Tell If You're Racist | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
When somebody points out that you've said or done something racist, perhaps something that hurt them personally, the game-changing response is first to understand that your intentions are not the centerpiece of the interaction.

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Why Do So Many People Erroneously Claim American Indian Ancestry, and What is the Wish Behind That Claim?

Why Do So Many People Erroneously Claim American Indian Ancestry, and What is the Wish Behind That Claim? | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Digging up the tangled roots of Americans’ (generally erroneous) belief in their own Indian heritage.


Discussed: White Americans Taking on Faux–American Indian Identities, Bob Dylan, The Two Most Popular Ancestral Myths in the United States, Elizabeth Warren’s High Cheekbones, The “Right Kind of People,” The Spirit of the Continent, 1820s “Vanishing Native” Narratives, Mohawk Insults, Grave

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Four Types of Racism

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Two types of individual-level racism, and two types of systemic-level racism. Click photo to enlarge


Source: Race Forward



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Race Forward: Moving the Race Conversation Forward

Race Forward: Moving the Race Conversation Forward | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it


“We looked at nearly 1,200 articles and transcripts from the highest circulation newspapers and cable TV outlets across the country to better understand the portrait that mainstream media paints of contemporary racism,” said Race Forward research director Dominique Apollon. “The majority of coverage gives readers the impression that racism is simply a personal failing, or even worse, that racism is no longer a problem at all."


The seven harmful racial discourse practices include:

  • Individualizing Racism
  • Falsely Equating Incomparable Acts
  • Diverting From Race
  • Portraying Government as Overreaching
  • Prioritizing (Policy) Intent over Impact
  • Condemning Through Coded Language
  • Silencing History
     

Our Multimedia Producer Jay Smooth created a video to kick off the analysis, and to help recognize these harmful practices. We hope you'll watch, share, and discuss the report and video!



Sincerely, 


Rinku Sen
President and Executive Director, Race Forward


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Love for Rinku Sen, Jay Smooth and Race Foward!


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Natives Censored on Twitter, By Danielle Miller

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It is now 2014, but we still have racially offensive sports teams and mascots being used. There are plenty of Native Americans speaking out about these issues on Last Real Indians, and now on twitter. The more Natives join the conversation, the more people report profiles and deny that their voices matter.


There have been many Natives tweeting with anticipation for a twitter storm for “Change the Name” and it has now been brought to our attention that we will have to find a new strategy to simply share our opinions, because our movement will be filtered as spam.  This is highly frustrating and unethical. So many other racial groups and individuals have used twitter as a tool to trend their ideas, and yet Native Americans are being censored.

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Powerful Photographs Of Segregated America Discovered After Decades In A Box

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The prolific African American photographer Gordon Parks carved a special place for himself within Civil Rights Photography; rather than focusing his documentary lens on riotous and violent scenes, he shot color images of African American families...
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Two Dads, Two Daughters, Why the Hate?

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Meet the gay black fathers who outraged the internet with their "typical family morning".

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Black & White: Racism In Words

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“ I come here tonight and plead with you. Be proud of yourself and believe that you’re somebody. I said to a group last night, “Nobody else can do this for us.” No...
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'Pay to play' on the Web?: Net neutrality explained

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Net neutrality explained. Will you have to pay more for Netflix, or a fee to be able to stream YouTube videos at full speed?
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If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04


Don't kid yourself into thinking this won't have gender bias, race bias, etc. -- it will. This is an issue of the  99%.


If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:42 PM

If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04


Don't kid yourself into thinking this won't have gender bias, race bias, etc. -- it will. This is an issue of the  99%.


If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:44 PM

If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04



If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:45 PM

If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04


Don't kid yourself into thinking this won't have gender bias, race bias, etc. -- it will. This is an issue of the  99%.


If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

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