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Trayvon Martin said that a "creepy ass cracka" was following him. Highlighted below are reasons why the word "creepy" is key to Trayvon Martin's defense. Excerpts are taken from the academic paper "On the Nature of Creepiness".
Would you feel creeped out if a man was following you at night?
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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.
Don Morrison, of the Dakota Resource Council, talks with Rachel Maddow about the challenge of holding oil companies responsible for pollution in North Dakota.
Europeans invade Native land then dump radio active waste all over it.
Left to right: David Duke (Jim Crow), Charles Murray (race realist), Amy Chua (colour-blind), Barack Obama (Islamophobic), Clarence Thomas (internalized), Antonin Scalia (institutional). Not shown: historical racism."
Actress Mariska Hargitay is producing a documentary about America's rape kit backlog.
"Nora Caplan-Bricker of the New Republic notes:
Glenn Ford, Louisiana's longest-serving death row prisoner, walked free Tuesday after spending nearly 30 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit.
Don't you love when people say the U.S. has the best criminal justice system?
"...fight for public higher education! "
Exactly, fight for public higher education.
Volkswagen was established in Mexico in 1954
Criminologist Casey Jordan reflects on killings that officials say may be linked together in Virginia.
Jordan Davis' mom, Lucia MacBath, has teamed up with the parents of Trayvon Martin to repeal the Stand Your Ground law.
"Stand Your Ground" is "Kill at Will" - a sick twist in U.S. law to allow lynching by gun.
Lupita Nyong-o documents the lives of several Albinos living in Kenya. A participant of the African Film Festival 2009,Lupita Nyong-o documents the lives of several Albinos living in Kenya. A participant of the African Film Festival 2009, Prof. Tavia Nyongo interviews Lupita at the event was organized by Global Information Network."
“It has little to do with overt race hatred or with negative racial attitudes, or with the projection of racial stereotypes … or with whites not understanding the nature of their racism; that’s not it. And when you define it in terms of attitude you find yourself then solving the wrong problems. These people will stop expressing those negative attitudes, you see.
They will smile more regularly at you. They will even marry you and go to bed with you, sleep with you, but you will note that the effects of racism, the effects of poverty and all of these other things will continue. But not only do they continue, they increase.
Ultimately you must recognize that racism involves the power of one race to impose its will upon another. That ultimately then, it is about power, and we have to face that fact. Whites engage in racism because they have the power to do so. And if we are to end white racism, then we must end white power.”
"...Good White People..."
Florida resident Gilberto Powell, who has Down Sydrome, was abused by police who mistook his colostomy bag for a weapon.
When you see how the police treat people, it's no wonder that people are afraid of the police and would want to run.
It's a catch 22 - especially if you are Black or Brown.
Racial equity results when you cannot predict an outcome by race.
It only took one day for artist Nickolay Lamm to raise enough funds to produce his line of “Lammily” dolls, a shorter, thicker and more realistic version of the Mattel icon.
A special agent who replaced a Department of Homeland Investigations-Office of Inspector General supervisor in McAllen testified Monday that he couldn’t believe several agents told him they falsified reports.
I didn't see in the article what information was falsified.
However, the article goes on to say:
"As part of that process, Green would fill out a file review worksheet and place it with the case file, he testified. The file review worksheet would identify what work had been done on cases and set goals for agents to work toward.
In March 2012, when Green was set to conduct his second round of file reviews, he discovered that most of the 100 or so cases were missing the worksheets, which had been there during the first review, he testified."
"Our project was inspired by the recent ‘I, too, am Harvard’ initiative. The Harvard project resonated with a sense of communal disaffection that students of colour at Oxford have with the University. The sharing of the Buzzfeed article ‘I, too, am Harvard’ on the online Oxford based race forum, ‘Skin Deep’ led to students quickly self organising a photoshoot within the same week. A message that was consistently reaffirmed throughout the day was that students in their daily encounters at Oxford are made to feel different and Othered from the Oxford community.Hopefully this project will demonstrate that despite there being a greater number of students of colour studying at Oxford now than there has ever been before, there are still issues that need to be discussed. In participating in ‘I, Too, Am Oxford,’ students of colour are demanding that a discussion on race be taken seriously and that real institutional change occur."
An Oxford Tumblr with quotes of microaggressions and negative assumptions.
Last December, Native American photographer Matika Wilbur embarked upon a journey with a staggeringly ambitious goal -- over the next few years, she hopes to photograph members of every single Native American tribe. There were 562 recognized by the federal government when she started (and 566 now), hence the project's title: Project 562.
This post is broken into two parts for the sake of length: Anti-Asian Bias in College Admissions?: Part 1 - An improper comparison Anti-Asian Bias in College Admissions?: Part 2 - In support...
My question is, how can we get more students to go to college?
What do we as a culture (U.S. culture) need to provide to our children so they can attend college?
"In their newly released book, The Triple Package, Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld propose that some groups are naturally better than the others due to certain cultural traits they possess. I was on HuffPost Live to discuss the book, and to debunk its central notions, which you can watch here:"
Prerna Lal's article covers:
"As part of White History Month, get to know a European American! The secret is to put them at ease by talking to them the way they talk to you."
I have seen people defer to silence in the face of open and outright hatred.
It’s a bizarre dance we do—we don’t want a war and we don’t want reconciliation—so we are chained to our purgatory of national amnesia and fear of dialogue. Maybe this movie in its long term reach—will change that.
A detailed and heartfelt review of 12 Years A Slave.
"History has proven there is only one way to get the attention of unmovable ideologies to achieve change. Matching and protests are strategies, which is nothing more than a good show for the cameras. For example, the March on Washington and the Million Man March produced little in terms of measurable results. On the other hand, BOYCOTT’s work – the Birmingham Bus Boycott and the Martin Luther King Holiday Boycott on the state of Arizona – WORKED! It is time to stop BS-ing and BOYCOTT FLORIDA and everything connected to it. We will then get change. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…"
Stand your ground against Stand Your Ground.
“...Please forgive us if we innocently adorn ourselves with your beautiful things...” - Christina Fallin & Chrome Pony
"The privilege and violence of that statement astounds me. “Please forgive us if we innocently use your beautiful land,” “Please forgive us if we innocently educate your beautiful children,” “Please forgive us if we innocently sexualize your beautiful women.” These actions are not benign." -Adrienne K.
Illinois is the last state to legislate conceal carry. Appropriately interpreted by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, I call it the Citizens’ Militia gun rights act. Illinois Governor...
Border Patrol shootings spark concern, calls for greater transparency in probes.
U.S. is shooting sovereign people at the border as if they are not human and they don't have a right to freedom of movement.