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human zoos | Abagond

human zoos | Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Human zoos (1500s- ), also known as ethnological exhibits, peoples shows (Völkerschau) or Negro villages, showed native peoples at zoos and fairs. They have been common in the West since the time of...

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The Morality of Migration | SEYLA BENHABIB

The Morality of Migration | SEYLA BENHABIB | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Immigration pits two moral and legal principles, foundational to the modern state system, against each other. How can they be reconciled?

 

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Racism Dead; Hub Woman Rejoices | Francie Latour

Racism Dead; Hub Woman Rejoices | Francie Latour | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"We've been breathlessly forecasting the arrival of a post-racial society going on four years. Now, according to conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby, it's Jubilee time."

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Manhood, Mental Illness, and The Colorado Massacre by Kevin Powell

Manhood, Mental Illness, and The Colorado Massacre by Kevin Powell | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"When you look at the massive media coverage of the Aurora theater shooting, you could easily be watching the same coverage of Fort Hood, or Virginia Tech, or Columbine, in Colorado, way back when Bill Clinton was president.

What we gloss over or completely ignore is that there is something profoundly wrong with how we define manhood in America. The definition is as old as this nation. And we know that definition begins with immigrant men from Europe ransacking the land of Native Americans and enslaving Africans. And that definition of manhood means the long American journey has been one riddled with men and boys who think it their birthright to use brute force to achieve their ends.

...And it is called mental illness, y’all, for what else are violent behavior but the work of someone, well, who is simply not well?

...we males, particularly, have not been socialized or encouraged to discuss our true feelings.

Most men do not go to therapy, and never will. Men are taught to be “strong,” to hold back emotions, to talk little about our internal struggles."

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Code Words of Hate

"When people acting as "experts" or "commentators" on the immigration debate demonize Latino immigrants, either legal or illegal, as a dangerous threat to American society or as subhuman and inherently inferior, they follow a tragic historical pattern which, time and again, has led to extreme civil rights abuses in American history.

 

Such labels are used to justify extreme action, sometimes even genocide, since the people using those labels claim that the "larger public interest" is at risk. Further, if a group is widely accepted as "inhuman" or "inferior," it allows the rest of society to suspend its normal standards of right and wrong in judging actions taken against the target group."

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Riot police, protesters clash in Anaheim Pictures - CBS News

Riot police, protesters clash in Anaheim Pictures - CBS News | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Demonstrators gather on the steps of Anaheim City Hall, July 24, 2012, to protest the death of Manuel Diaz, 25, who died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained during a police pursuit by the Anaheim Police Department."

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Read This: Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

Read This: Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
If you’re like me, the bubble economy of the turn of this century, how it burst, the economic crisis that followed, and what it means that those who were behind all this mess were ultimately ...

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The lies you were taught about Native Americans | Abagond

The lies you were taught about Native Americans | Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

The following is based on chapter four of James W. Loewen’s “Lies My Teacher Told Me” (2008). It uses his facts but it is not quite how he put it: 

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Video: Need to Know, July 20, 2012: Crossing the line, part 2 | PBS

Video: Need to Know, July 20, 2012: Crossing the line, part 2 | PBS | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In the rush to stem the tide of undocumented immigrants, has Border Patrol committed widespread abuse on American soil?
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Robert Jensen: What White People Fear | Abagond

Robert Jensen: What White People Fear | Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The following is based mainly on Robert Jensen’s article “What White People Fear” (2010). Jensen, a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, is one of the most notable white anti-racists alive in America.

 

"Why is change so slow? After writing and speaking about racism for more than ten years Jensen concludes that it is fear: whites on both the right and the left are afraid of living in a world without racism.

 

On the right whites are afraid of losing white privilege, what some call “our way of life”. It would mean giving up wealth and power. Even poor whites, who see very little of said wealth and power, agree. Yes, they are that brainwashed by the rich, who have long used race to divide the poor against each other.

 

On the left it is a bit different. They talk the talk – equality blah blah diversity blah blah multiculturalism blah blah – but do not walk the walk. They say the right things but have done precious little to change anything.

 

At the heart of their fears is a “fragile sense of white self-importance”. Their history runs with blood: they did not get to where they are through fair play but through naked violence. Whites do not want to face up to it but at some level they all know it is true." -Abagond

 

"I can rest comfortably in the privileges that come with being white, or I can struggle to be fully human. But I can’t do both." -Robert Jensen

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Gordon Parks

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Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was an American photographer, film director, writer and composer. 

 

"I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera." -Gordon Parks

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Bail Denied for Suspects in Beating Death of Latino Man

Bail Denied for Suspects in Beating Death of Latino Man | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The three are charged with first-degree murder in the death of 62-year-old Delfino Mora.

 

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Woody Guthrie's Musical Empathy With Latino Migrants Resonates 64 Years Later | Gabriel Schivone

Woody Guthrie's Musical Empathy With Latino Migrants Resonates 64 Years Later | Gabriel Schivone | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

From the Dustbowl Troubadour's own hard travelling through Tucson, AZ looking for work and food, Woody Guthrie was a friend to migrants and the oppressed. -Gabriel Schivone

 

"We died in your hills, we died in your deserts,/ We died in your valleys and died on your plains./ We died 'neath your trees and we died in your bushes,/ Both sides of the river, we died just the same." -Woody Guthrie

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Latino Votes and Latino Voter Suppression | By MICHELLE CHEN

Latino Votes and Latino Voter Suppression | By MICHELLE CHEN | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"There is well-documented evidence that burdensome voter identification requirements will have a disparate racial impact on people of color. The National Journal reports:"

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Protests in Anaheim After Fatal Shooting

Protests in Anaheim After Fatal Shooting | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"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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James Holmes | Abagond

James Holmes | Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"So they were able to apprehend the armed shooter w/out shooting, beating, tazing, sodomizing and/or killing him? … So it can be done …" - @iJesseWilliams

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Members of Congress React to PBS Story on Border Abuses

Members of Congress React to PBS Story on Border Abuses | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

“The latest PBS reporting shows that the problems with violence at the CBP are widespread and systemic,” said Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY). “The need for a top-to-bottom review of CBP practices and for increased training of their officers couldn’t be more clear. We must ensure the safety and well-being of immigrants and citizens near the border and in custody. Most of those who are detained have done little more than cross a border—they shouldn’t be treated like violent criminals or worse.”

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Living on the Border (trailer)

"This multimedia documentary is an in depth look at what really happened here on the American/ Mexican Border at the turn of this century. Living on the border details a small segment of our world. This is a documentary about the plight of the illegal migrant, the vanishing of the last American Frontier, and the collateral damage caused by our own actions, Because of its vast intricacies the border documentary is a mirror for all of humanity to peer into themselves and to show each other how we humans continually act. Full length film (95 min) is available on DVD through my website"  livingontheborder.com

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CREE w/ Scot Nakagawa

CREE w/ Scot Nakagawa | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Scot Nakagawa, author of the article, "Why I, An Asian Man, Fight Anti-Black Racism" vistits the CREE venue. Mr. Nakagawa blogs at racefiles.wordpress.com.
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How White America got rich | Abagond

How White America got rich | Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"How did White America become so rich? Those hard-working, pull-themselves-up-by-their-bootstraps White Americans experienced at least three windfalls in their history..."

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here’s a roundup of the maps of “North American...

here’s a roundup of the maps of “North American... | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
here’s a roundup of the maps of “North American indigenous territories” I’ve seen on tumblr in the last two weeks. please note the following: • save for the second one, none of them are dated....
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Christopher Columbus | #Abagond

Christopher Columbus | #Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Columbus made Hispaniola a living hell. The Arawaks had no guns or swords, but it was not enough to simply kill those who fought against Spanish rule. The Spanish had them:

 

burned alive;

cut to pieces like they were animals;

run down by attack dogs and torn to pieces.

 

Not just the men but women and children too."

 

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Is the white anti-racist an oxymoron?

Is the white anti-racist an oxymoron? | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Becoming anti-racist means giving up a white identity and standing with people of colour, not with white people. Come what may. It means not to lead people of colour but to follow. It means leaving the white club for good." -Abagond

 

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White Privilege and Mass Murders in America - Three Sonorans

White Privilege and Mass Murders in America - Three Sonorans | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Their internet ramblings and conspiracy sites they visit may be more dangerous than a banned book by Rudy Acuña..."

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