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Scot Nakagawa: Dismantling the Fulcrum of White Supremacy

Race, according to activist and writer Scot Nakagawa, was an idea created originally to justify the enslavement of a people, and has displayed pernicious staying power in the centuries since. That's why, as Nakagawa explains in this video with Laura Flanders, he believes that his liberation and the liberation of all people of color in the United States is tied to the liberation of African-Americans. For Nakagawa, anti-black racism is "the fulcrum of white supremacy."

 

Check Scot's blog at 

http://racefiles.wordpress.com

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Mom Who Glued Toddler’s Hands To Wall Sentenced To 99 Years

Mom Who Glued Toddler’s Hands To Wall Sentenced To 99 Years | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
DALLAS — A Dallas woman has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for beating her toddler and gluing the child’s hands to a wall.…...
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Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference | San Francisco, CA

Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference | San Francisco, CA | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference is an annual free event held in San Francisco, California

 

The event is open to anyone and everyone; not just teachers.

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US border agent kills teenager in Nogales, Mexico

US border agent kills teenager in Nogales, Mexico | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Arizona Daily Star – An agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks across the fence with Mexico in Nogales, Ariz., killing one of them, El Imparcial newspaper reported."

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Adam Fortunate Eagle Nordwall | Abagond

Adam Fortunate Eagle Nordwall | Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

I LOVE this guy!

 

"Adam Fortunate Eagle Nordwall (1929- ), a termite exterminator, claimed Italy for the Chippewa Indians in 1973 using the Vatican’s Doctrine of Discovery:

 

What right had Columbus to discover America when it was already inhabited for thousands of years? The same right that I have to come now to Italy and claim to have discovered your country.

 

Later he went to see the pope. When the pope held out his hand to be kissed, Nordwall held out his hand to be kissed! People were shocked but the pope laughed it off and shook his hand.

 

Nordwall is a master of political theatre, what he calls serious joke medicine.

 

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Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps | Greg Palast,

Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps | Greg Palast, | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

From Amazon Book Description: 

 

"The story of the billionaires and why they want to buy an election is matched with the nine ways they can steal the election. His story of the sophisticated new trickery will pick up on Palast's giant New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy."

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Precious Knowledge Trailer

Precious Knowledge illustrates what motivates Tucson High School students and teachers to form the front line of an epic civil rights battle.
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Friendly fire killed Border Patrol agent, sources tell NBC News

Friendly fire killed Border Patrol agent, sources tell NBC News | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

By Pete Williams, NBC News


Updated at 7:30 p.m. ET: Investigators are preparing to announce that the death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie in Arizona earlier this week was the result of friendly fire -- accidental gunfire from another agent who responded to the same scene, state and federal officials told NBC News on Friday.

 

The conclusion is based on an analysis of the ballistics, the lack of evidence of other criminals in the area at the time, and other factors, the sources said.


The FBI released a statement later on Friday confirming that preliminary evidence showed friendly fire was to blame in the shootings.

 

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Don't Know Much About Indians | Gyasi Ross

Don't Know Much About Indians | Gyasi Ross | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Don’t Know Much About Indians (but i wrote a book about us anyways) (“DKMAI”)

 

by Gyasi Ross, book native american literature...

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Valeria Munique Tachiquin’s Death Marks 15th Killing by Border Patrol in 2 years | SBCC

Valeria Munique Tachiquin’s Death Marks 15th Killing by Border Patrol in 2 years | SBCC | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Data App: See Details on Individual Deaths on the Border by the Investigative Newsource.


Civilian deaths at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents are increasing even though immigration and assaults against agents are down. A collaboration among nonprofit media organizations identified at least 14 men and boys who have died since 2010. Valeria Munique Tachiquin’s death marks the 15th killing. She is the first female and the fifth U.S. citizen to be killed. Her case is not mentioned on this archive, but the cases of the other 14 are documented."

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CBS News Reports on the Killing of Valeria Munique Tachiquin

CBS News Reports on the Killing of Valeria Munique Tachiquin | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

CHULA VISTA, CA (CBS) – There is rising anger in southern California over a border patrol agent who shot and killed a mother of five on Friday. Officials say the agent was trying to save his own life. Police isn Chula Vista, California are still investigating. Local residents say there was no reason for the shooting.

 

Valentin Tachiquin says, “I want to know why she died. What was the purpose? Why did she die?”

 

That painful question of the grieving father of Valeria Alvarado is being asked by an entire community. At a vigil lasts evening the slain woman’s husband was inconsolable, her son seemed in shock. Valeria Alvarado’s shooting death in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista by a plain-clothed U.S. Border agent was violent: her car pockmarked with bullet holes; beside it the body of the 32-year old mother of five. To the community it’s inconceivable.

 

To authorities it’s inconclusive. The Border Patrol says the plain-clothes agent was in the neighborhood serving a warrant, when Alvarado ran him down, the agent feared for his life. Deputy Chief Rodney Scott with U.S. Border Patrol says, “He was hit with the vehicle and got lodged on the windshield where you saw the impact and was carried several hundred yards before he discharged his weapon through the windshield of the vehicle.”

 

Witnesses tell conflicting stories. Ashley Guilebeau says, “From my apartment I could see a car stop in the middle of the street and a guy coming and walking in front of the car and shooting about 12 times.”

 

Hector Salazar says, “The guy was riding on the hood. And then when he was riding on the hood, actually the car stopped in the middle of the road, and I heard the guy yelling ‘stop.’”

 

Border watchdog groups say Alvarado is the 15th person killed by border agents in the last two years. Christian Ramirez, director of the Southern Borders Community Coalition says, “It’s very alarming. One death is too much.”

 

Valeria Alvarado knew men in uniform: her father, a prison guard; her brother a Staff Sergeant in the Army. Her brother Antonio Tachiquin says, “Whatever we get out of it, we just get the truth and an honest investigation.”

 

Her father Valentin Tachiquin asys, “When I stop to think of the way she’s gone, all the shots that were fired, it hurts my body just to think the way she felt.”

 

The agent involved in the shooting was released from the hospital with no serious injuries. Local and federal authorities are investigating what happened here. Valentin says, “I wish this could be just a terrible dream, it takes a lot of strength to go on.”

 

Source: http://www.todaysthv.com/news/article/229185/288/Anger-rising-in-deadly-Calif-border-patrol-shooting

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UC Agrees to Pay $1M to Settle Pepper-Spray Suit | ABC News

UC Agrees to Pay $1M to Settle Pepper-Spray Suit | ABC News | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

The University of California has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC Davis last fall, according to a preliminary settlement filed Wednesday.

 

The Nov. 18, 2011, incident prompted national outrage, angry campus protests and calls for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi after online videos shot by witnesses went viral.

Images of a police officer casually spraying orange pepper-spray in the faces of nonviolent protesters became a rallying symbol for the

 

Occupy Wall Street movement. The demonstrators had been protesting steep tuition hikes and police brutality.

Under the proposed settlement, UC would pay $30,000 to each of 21 plaintiffs named in the complaint and an additional $250,000 for their attorneys to split.

 

Katehi, who has publicly apologized for the incident, would be required to issue a formal written apology to each of the plaintiffs, who are current students or recent alumni.

 

If the $1 million settlement is approved, total costs associated with the incident could exceed $2 million, according to the Sacramento Bee newspaper. Those expenses come as UC faces the prospect of deep budget cuts if Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative fails in November.

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Family of Border Patrol Shooting speaks out | Mother of 5 shot dead

Family of Border Patrol Shooting speaks out | Mother of 5 shot dead | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"More questions than answers raised in most recent Border Patrol shooting that left a mother of five dead."

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Students Arrested and Glass Door shattered at CSU Chancellor's Office | 2011 Protest of Tuition hikes

Protest of Tuition hikes

 

Students are arrested after forcibly reentering the Chancellor's Office in Long Beach during the board of trustees meeting Wednesday, Nov. 16. Protesters were removed from the meeting for being disruptive.

 

After the students were arrested, the glass front door was shattered during a struggle between California State University police and protesters.

 

Produced by Andrew Lopez / Daily Sundial

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Shot fired at Obama campaign field office in Denver - The Denver Post

Shot fired at Obama campaign field office in Denver - The Denver Post | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Police say someone fired a shot at an Obama campaign field office in Denver on Friday afternoon. No one was injured, though people were inside the offices when the incident occurred, said Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez."

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Paul Ryan | #Abagond

Paul Ryan | #Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Paul Ryan (1970- ) is an American Congressman from Wisconsin and Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president in the 2012 election.

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Ryan is rich. He is worth $5 million. He made his money the old-fashioned way: he married into it. His family lives in a mansion in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. When the General Motors plant there closed in 2009, unemployment went through the roof. Ryan did little.

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"You see, the super rich must rationalize having more than they could ever spend while millions of children in the U.S. go to bed hungry every night. So, when they look themselves in the mirror, they convince themselves that 'Those people are undeserving. They’re … lesser.'" -Tom Morello

 

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Fisher v University of Texas | guest post on Abagond

Fisher v University of Texas | guest post on Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"On October 10, 2012, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. Abigail Noel Fisher feels that racial minorities – and only racial minorities – took her seat at UT. When we look at the facts, however, it’s difficult to see how affirmative action - and only affirmative action - is to blame for Fisher not being admitted at UT.

 

Every year colleges admit legacies, athletes, kids with rich donor parents, etc. But for some strange reason we don’t see Supreme Court cases against these admissions criteria, even though they have nothing to do with academic merit.

 

Fisher applied to UT – a highly ranked university – with a GPA of 3.59 out of 4.00 and an SAT score of 1180 out of 1600. UT has a “Top 10%” rule whereby they admit the top 10% of Texas high school students each year. 81% of the freshman class at UT is admitted through this process; it is notable to observe that Abigail Fisher was not among them."

 

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Feds Won't Act Against Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist In U.S. Illegally

Feds Won't Act Against Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist In U.S. Illegally | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
MINNEAPOLIS -- Immigration authorities said Monday they won't take action against a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was arrested in Minnesota for driving without a valid license.

 

Vargas now leads an initiative called "Define American," which campaigns for immigration reform.

 

Also, Photos of families Separated by Deportation

 

 

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Africa And I

Africa And I | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A Blog Meant To Show The Beauty Of Africa And It's People...
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LAPD May No Longer Honor All ICE Detention Requests For Low-Level Offenders - CBS Los Angeles

LAPD May No Longer Honor All ICE Detention Requests For Low-Level Offenders - CBS Los Angeles | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Chief Charlie Beck acknowledged the proposed policy change on how the LAPD responds to ICE detainer requests would be met with mixed reactions from the public.
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The Durability of Race | Scot Nakagawa

The Durability of Race | Scot Nakagawa | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

If you think this photo is good, wait until you read Scot's article. 

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The first Obama-Romney 2012 presidential debate

The first Obama-Romney 2012 presidential debate | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

No one won the first 2012 American presidential debate on October 3rd 2003 between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. They were both terrible.

 

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Meet W. Kamau Bell and Deanna Zandt, Your Hosts for Facing Race - COLORLINES

Meet W. Kamau Bell and Deanna Zandt, Your Hosts for Facing Race - COLORLINES | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"If you’re a Colorlines.com fan, you’re likely also a fan of comedian W. Kamau Bell’s hit politics show on the FX Network, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. But did you know that Kamau is also on the board of Colorlines.com’s publisher, the Applied Research Center? And that he and his fellow ARC board member, author and professional social-media realtalker Deanna Zandt, are hosting Facing Race 2012, the largest national multiracial gathering on racial justice, presented by Colorlines.com and ARC? And did you know that this year is ARC’s 30th birthday?

 

Well! All these questions and more will be answered (“yes!”) once you watch the new video from the Facing Race team, shot on location at the Totally Biased writer’s room in New York City. If you haven’t already, register for the conference today; it’s an unprecedented opportunity to meet today’s movement leaders, and to see them talk about the work they do and the issues that move their worlds. Stay tuned to our updating list of panels, workshops, and speakers. And like Deanna and Kamau say in the video, this year’s keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz! You’ll want to be in the room to hear what he has to say about the presidential election results.

 

Register today!"

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Anger rising in Valeria Alvarado shooting death by border patrol agent | todaysthv.com

Anger rising in Valeria Alvarado shooting death by border patrol agent | todaysthv.com | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Ashley Guilebeau says, "From my apartment I could see a car stop in the middle of the street and a guy coming and walking in front of the car and shooting about 12 times."

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Racism & Classism | David Stovall, PhD


David Stovall received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001. Presently he is an Assistant Professor of Policy Studies in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His scholarship investigates four areas:

 

1) Critical Race Theory,
2) concepts of social justice in education,
3) the relationship between housing and education, and
4) the relationship between schools and community stakeholders.

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