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"Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday night, for a third straight day of demonstrations after the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by police officers."
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"Migration is Beautiful symbolizes a commitment from the creative community to see, show, and celebrate the humanity of the migrant story."
Hate crimes are an affront to us all as Americans and to this nation, declared Attorney General Eric Holder, as he noted America stands with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.
There is something wrong with U.S. culture when we allow avowed racists to walk freely as if they are not a threat.
Racists are terrorists.
"As the philosopher Anarchasis observed in the 6th century B.C. in comparing laws to spider webs, laws catch the weak and poor, while the rich and powerful tear them to pieces. Although not always the case, the ancient philosopher has shown himself to be prophetic in both the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and in the area of contemporary international affairs, a profoundly undemocratic arena in which the powerful demand accountability of their weaker enemies, while insulating themselves and their allies from prosecution."
“I was interested in what their life was like,” Shah says. So in addition to the quantitative chart, they also did a qualitative analysis interviewing 20 people close to the deceased.
“I went to a residential school and the things that happened there – I can’t even talk about…that’s why I drank so much. I just couldn’t be a father,” said one of the people interviewed about what a deceased said.
“I really think it’s like a broken heart syndrome. It was [the deceased’s] loneliness for his true identity, like not knowing anything about who his people are because his family and his parents and his traditions were all lost,” said another.
The report shows much of the causes lie in the history of colonization, marginalization, discrimination and racism. Shah adds everything from treaties to the Indian Act result in losing cultures, languages and a way of living. Many of the deceased had a lack of housing, education and stable employment. This manifests in different ways such as finding happiness elsewhere such as drugs and alcohol.
“I call this a delayed tsunami effect,” says Shah. He suggests the only way to solve the problem is with an upstream approach of more housing and employment opportunities. “People have to have a sense of identity and empowerment.”
The report also suggests an increase in partnerships with the Aboriginal community and cultural competency training.
He says our policies are “screwed up” because most of us non-Aboriginals don’t know anything about Aboriginal issues and as a result there is no empathy. A lot of people don’t understand how some people can’t get a job or rent an apartment and this creates an empathy gap."
Also, in South Africa, the life expectancy is 49.
Also, in South Africa, the life expectancy is 49.
"“That awkward moment when you run away from your home country due to discrimination for being queer…Only to be locked up in the land of the free with a lot of machista, and sexist, homophobic, transphobic ICE officers.” – Alejandro Aldana"
Fareed speaks with Michael Porter, a professor at the Harvard Business School, about a groundbreaking new Social Progress Index – and how the United States is lagging on many indicators. Watch the video for the full interview or on GPS this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.
U.S. is number 70 in Health and Wellness
When a country has the money and then refuses to spend it on the basic health and wellness of it's citizens, that is criminal and oppressive.
"A scientific study done at Princeton University indicates that the United States is no longer a Democracy. The country has now morphed into an Oligarchy."
Has the U.S. every been ruled by 'the people'?
The U.S. has never been a democracy. The U.S. is a republic with democratic ideals.
Dr. Cornel West has been saying that the U.S. is a plutocracy and an oligarchy ever since I started listening to him on Smiley & West.
Nearly 100 people in the last five years have been murdered by active users of the leading racist website, Stormfront, according to a report released today by the SPLC’s Intelligence Project.
"3. The level of hateful tweets went from zero to off the charts. With many of these trolls, I would respond once and then block them, or just block them. One such troll, @vincentBrook666, tweeted the following to me in all caps."
Thank you to Martha Wood for tweeting about this.
Two Swiss flight pioneers have unveiled a new plane that will attempt the first round-the-world solar flight.
Huge breakthrough! This plane can fly 'forever' + no polluting emissions!
"(CNN) - Over 50 years after Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, the issue of race is back in the political headlines, after comments from Attorney General Eric Holder and events marking the anniversary of the law’s passage renewed the dialogue over race relations in the 21st century."
No surprise over this 'news'.
The mix of people who live in what are now the 50 United States (and DC) has changed greatly over the past 500 years and will probably keep on changing till at least 2100. Here are four snapshots (...
I love the graphics and all the work Abagond put into this article.
It will be interesting to see what the Mixed Race numbers look like over time, or if governments will continue to reclassify mixed race into mono racial groups.
I love the graphics and all the work Abagond put into this article.<3It will be interesting to see what the Mixed Race numbers look like over time, or if governments will continue to reclassify mixed race people into mono racial groups. @getgln
By Peter Cooney WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - Jeb Bush, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said on Sunday that illegal immigrants who come to the United States to provide for their families are not committing a...
If you read the headlines about Chicago's bloody Easter weekend, you might be surprised to learn that the city's homicide rate is still trending downward.
"Last year at Santa Fe Indian Market, I had the pleasure of seeing Cannupa Hanska’s work at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art. I wandered around his exhibit, and was beyond excited by the pieces–I remarked to my friend that it was “like my blog in art form!” His exhibition was a series of handmade ceramic boomboxes, each representing a stereotypical trope of Native peoples–such as the plastic shaman, the Indian princess, the Barrymore (pictured at the top of this post, and based off this image of Drew Barrymore). The detail that went into each piece was incredible, and there were also didactic panels that went along with each trope to describe the origins and contemporary examples. Here are a few of the other (poor quality, sorry!) cell phone pictures I took"
A 55-year-old Georgia woman was killed on a Monday afternoon trip to a mall in Atlanta by an acquaintance who authorities said killed himself later that day at his suburban home.
"Decolonizing the Mind: Healing Through Neurodecolonization and Mindfulness -Author, educator, medical social worker and citizen of the Arikara (Sahnish) and Hidatsa Nations in North Dakota, Michael Yellow Bird, MSW, Ph.D. works with indigenous communities, teaching about healing the trauma of colonialism.
On January 24, 2014 he spoke about his experiences at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, sharing his ideas about how to go about doing this through techniques of mindfulness, thought and behavior which he refers to as neurodecolonization. "
When you press play it should jump to around the 1:01:00 mark where Tyson answers a question for about 4 or 5 minutes.
Thank you to @TheCharlesiWas for sharing this.
"Since the recent Anti-Colonial Anarchism or Decolonization poster went viral I've been privileged, as the poster's maker, to take part in several conversations it has provoked."
Sign the ColorOfChange.Org petition and demand the D.O.J. to take immediate action by seeing to it that NYPD Officer Richard Haste is put away where he can no longer harm unarmed teenagers on the s...
"There is a strange phenomena taking place in America. This country has spent trillions in its war on terror, yet turned a blind eye to the terrorist right here at home."
Two convicted sex offenders, charged with raping and murdering 4 women in Southern California, wore ankle monitors at the time of the alleged crimes, police say
Peter Bergen and David Sterman say the Kansas Jewish Center killings are part of lethal violence in the U.S. that outstrips al Qaeda-influenced attacks.
Since 9/11, right wing extremists have killed more in U.S. than those motivated by al Qaeda
Three people were killed Sunday in shootings at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City, police said.
The map of white people was not on the Internet, so I made one. Conversely, it is a map of people of colour.
The map (click on it to enlarge) uses four colours:
"Women need to understand the full scope of their fertility BEFORE struggles with infertility begin."