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"If I, a member of the group being depicted in your "fun" clothing line, take offense to it, it. is. offensive."
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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.
"Dr. Bryan Brayboy at ASU often uses the term “Genesis Amnesia” (from Pierre Bourdieu) to discuss how, especially in regards to Indigenous and colonized peoples, we often forget the beginning. Everything becomes normalized–the power structures, the historical narrative taught in schools, policies towards Indigenous Peoples–and society accepts this as “the way it’s always been” and stops wondering why. Hegemonic power structures rely on us forgetting the beginning."
Families affected by excessive border enforcement are sending a direct message through a YouTube video to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.
Sometimes we see and hear things so horrific we have a difficult time believing the event to be real. Here are some real events of murder / oppression by our U.S. Mexico border patrol.
Remember it was the U.S. military who killed innocent children, women and men at Wounded Knee.
And it was the U.S. military who killed innocent civilians on many occassions after Wounded Knee.
The U.S. culture of violence and oppression must end.
What do you expect when you ask a terrible question in a ridiculous setting?
Seriously though, what is the best answer to that question!?
Would she win if she said: "The problem is men. Men have been oppressing women since day one and it needs to stop right now!"
Medgar Evers (1925-1963), a martyr of the American civil rights movement, died 50 years ago today on June 12th 1963. He was the head of the NAACP in Mississippi, the most racist state in the nation...
Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig reflects on the NSA controversy and lays out his plan for comprehensive campaign finance reform. Plus, Columbia professor Farah Jasmine Griffin talks about the history of surveillance in the civil rights movement, and her new text, Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II.
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Journalist Sheryl McCarthy talks with newsmakers about their sources of inspiration. She has private conversations about public affairs issues with the peopl...
Part of Mixed American Life is living with the mental bagage of a history of oppression and oppressors - and living with ongoing oppression and oppressors.
Washington (CNN) - Making an argument for overhauling the nation's immigration system Friday to a crowd of conservative activists, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush claimed immigrants were "more fertile" and thus a great benefit to American society.
This is one massive reality check, folks.
Are White Americans the good guys of history? There are two main answers to this: No, of course not: Genocide, slavery, Jim Crow, wars of empire in Mexico, the Caribbean, Philippines, Vietnam, Iraq...
the wealthy having fun with the homeless - ahh - what a riot
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made entirely from Rubik's Cubes.
"According to Yahoo News, Fox5SanDiego.com, Jason and Annelia Black took their children to a Disney amusement park in Anaheim, California for a day of fun. However, according to the family, the children received the cold shoulder from the Alice In Wonderland character, the White Rabbit. The person inside of the character suit allegedly refused to hug or hold the hand the African American children. At one point the family states that the actor actually, “pushed away.” Yet, the White Rabbit had no problem hugging and snuggling up with Caucasian children for photo opts. Jason and Annelia Black are suing Disney for the apparent racist snub. According the story, Disney offered the family $500 if they signed a confidentially agreement and VIP tickets. However, the family was uninterested in this offer. They want the park to fire the worker.
Calling out racism is where you point out that something is racist. It might not seem like a big deal, but it is an important part of fighting racism. It can even stop genocide, as crazy as that sounds.
Genocide: Genocides unfold in eight stages.
"6. Prejudice is not logical. That makes [racism] hard to disprove, logically. It can be confirmed by facts (one loud-mouthed black woman) but never disproved (a hundred quiet black women). It works in a part of the brain that deals with feeling, not thought."
Stastics of stop-n-frisk and the Prison Industrial Complex prove racism to me.
This is the first song I've heard that is clearly pro gay-rights. It currently has over 47 million views and almost half a million likes.
Part of Mixed American Life is living with different people - without oppressing them.
The Human Rights Salute, popularly known as the Black Power Salute was made famous to the world at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. The movement that lead to the preparation of this iconic photo was called the Olympic Project for Human Rights or OPHR, which was established by Harry Edwards, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, UC Berkeley. The 1968 Olympics took place the same year that Dr. Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated. It took an enormous amount of courage to make these public displays of solidarity.
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Of course, such a question is a bit more hopeful than I usually am and is slightly dangerous per se. But is there something to it? This week Sebastien De La Cruz has been a focus across the media, ...
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It happens to be Loving Day which is what prompted me to finally get around to posting about the Cheerios. Happy Loving Day! Interracial Marriage (black/white) has been legal for a grand total of....
Making Love Legal
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.
Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church
via Mullato Diaries, Tiffany Jones
I saw this video when it ABC TV did this experiment on "What Would You Do?" on racial profiling and discrimination, and the site Upworthy just posted the video again. It is a must watch if you have...
Sesame Street has produced a 30-minute program for kids dealing with parents in jail, not for regular broadcast but to be sent to schools and therapists.
Fourteen-year-old Tremaine McMillian didn't threaten police. He didn't attack them. He wasn't armed. All the black teenager did was appear threatening by sho...
Interview with Philip Emeagwali @ IOD London
Philip Emeqgwali is a pioneering researcher in computer technology with an IQ of 190, higher than Einstein.
His U.S. degrees are from George Washington University and the University of Maryland, as well as a doctoral fellowship from the University of Michigan."
As he explains the history of African science, the thought came to me that Africans created all people. Respecting our forefathers includes respecting Africans.
""The Internet as we know it today did not cross my mind," Emeagwali told TIME. "I was hypothesizing a planetary-sized supercomputer and, broadly speaking, my focus was on how the present creates the future and how our image of the future inspires the present."Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1963424_1963480_1963457,00.html #ixzz2Vsv74MnW