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Twitter racist plague

Twitter racist plague | Poverty Assignment by _Ho Peng Han | Scoop.it

Since banning me from the website, under the guise of "suspended account", Twitter has continued to plague me with a host of rabid rightwing racists idiots to "follow"

Could it be that our great big social networking site is unaware of the seriousness of racism and the blight it has on countless millions of Black people across the globe.

Is it only certain sections of privileged White society who should be spared disparagement and Black people who have suffered greatly, along with others, under White domination for the last 500 years must continued to be mentally and physically oppressed.

We are living in a season where racial attacks are on the increase, much encouragement for these attacks and the recruiting of attackers can be found on the internet, in particular on sites such as twitter & Facebook, is the next stage of our campaigning for human rights going to include a call to limit internet freedom because not only the users but the sites themselves are encouraging racism.

These sites would not support or encourage Islamist terror so why do they promote what is race terror against Black people ? 


Via Nat Turner
Peng Han Ho's insight:

This very recent event- racism on the internet, is much more deadly than the racism we faced in the past, reason being that views and information can be spread worldwide almost instantaneously using the internet. Thus, we have to be careful not to misuse the internet to spark conflicts by making racist remarks.

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Nat Turner's curator insight, July 9, 2014 12:31 PM

Here's a sample from the above recommendations Twitter has sent me this day 9 July 2014

"Robert #WR‏***********

Miley Cyrus is officially a nigger lover. I'm sure Billy Ray is so proud. The joys of Dieversity"

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"Retweeted by Afrikaanse Outjie The*Funny*Racist ·

RT if Miley Cyrus is making you give up on white people"

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 "Retweeted by lood van schalkwyk    -- Hendriehet Visser  · July 7

If #Malema =allowed 2 sing 'Kill the Boer', then by God, Afrikaners will sing "Die Stem"

Note *********Julius Malema is not "allowed" to sing Kill the Boer and "die stem" is the old apartheid national anthem, which these racists are hankering after.

Little does Twitter and Facebook understand that if these civil warmongers get their way it is the White minority who will be the biggest losers, which is a shame, as most White folk are trying to live in peace, despite the noisy protestations of a small bunch of fascist losers.

Nat Turner's comment, July 9, 2014 1:09 PM
The petition against Facebook's support of race terror http://www.thepetitionsite.com/580/770/040/facebook-stop-hosting-terrorists/
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Opinion: Food aid for the 21st century - Catherine Bertini and Dan Glickman

Opinion: Food aid for the 21st century - Catherine Bertini  and Dan Glickman | Poverty Assignment by _Ho Peng Han | Scoop.it
When it comes to providing hunger relief to needy people around the world, the United States has been a leader since World War II. And if early reports about the Obama administration’s 2014 budget are true, then the U.S.
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I feel that it is right for countries like the United States to directly donate food instead of money towards countries in poverty as donating money directly could cause embezzlement, and the precious money meant for the poor might get taken away into the wrong hands. If food is donated instead, it is less likely that anybody would steal it, and  as such provide a much more reliable way of helping the poor countries. Donating food also allows their markets to grow and let them get higher prices for their crops and make their livelihood more productive and sustainable.

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Guriqbal Singh's comment, January 27, 2014 8:36 PM
Money is not a effective as essential items like clothes, food and water. These items help the people suffering from poverty to survive. Another way is to spread awareness about this problem. By getting essential items they will not have any problem helping themselves.
Guriqbal Singh's comment, January 27, 2014 8:39 PM
Many times they do not know what to spend the money given to them on
Jesslyn Tan's comment, January 28, 2014 8:57 AM
Donating money is not recommended as it will cause the poor to be greedy. The more they are poor, the more things they want. They may spend the money donated to them on other unnecessary things, hence, the money is wasted and the poor may want more money so that they can spend them on more things which are not needs but wants. Hence, if we give them food, it is what they need, so they will not waste the food and they will not be so greedy.
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Global Tax Justice in Africa: It's time to turn words into action @investorseurope stock brokers

Global Tax Justice in Africa: It's time to turn words into action @investorseurope stock brokers | Poverty Assignment by _Ho Peng Han | Scoop.it

Now is a good time to be optimistic about Africa. The continent's global influence is growing after a decade of strong growth, the roots of macro-economic stability and democracy are sinking deeper across the continent, dynamic civil societies are keeping governments on their toes, and government policy is improving. Africa is increasingly being recognised today for its dynamism and creativity.

However, Africa still faces major challenges too. A decade of highly impressive growth has not brought comparable improvements in health, education and nutrition; in many countries, the gap between rich and poor has only widened; and Africa must create jobs fast enough to keep pace with the growth of its young and growing workforce. We have seen elsewhere how frustration and anger over corruption and unresponsive governments can create dangerous social and political environments.

To head off these pressures, the Africa Progress Panel believes that African governments must strengthen health and education systems through more efficient and equitable public spending, with a greater focus on gender disparities. African governments must also remove two major obstacles to development – the lack of infrastructure and energy.

To this end, the wise management of Africa's incredible natural wealth is a high priority.


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Education is very important to those who are  in poverty, as the easiest way to get out of poverty is by education, but in counties like Africa, education does not come easy and most of the people still suffer in poverty and without an education. Even though the conditions of these countries in poverty seem to be improving, certain areas such as health and education still remain a problem. Thus, the African government must make use of what resources the country has and have a proper distribution of the wealth into areas that need serious improvement, mostly providing jobs, health and education.

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Huang Ziqian's comment, January 27, 2014 8:33 PM
We know that education is extremely important for a country in poverty. However, health and nutrition should not be neglected. The poor must be healthy so that they are able to study or work. Besides, it also makes sure that diseases will not be spread around. I agree that the African government must make use of the resources the country has and distribute wealth evenly so that the gap between the rich and the poor will not be widened.
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Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor

Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor | Poverty Assignment by _Ho Peng Han | Scoop.it

"The big story of global economic development over the past several decades has been the steady march of urbanization and the development of mega-cities around the world. As I noted earlier this week, the percentage of the world's population that lives in cities has grown from less than a third in the middle of the twentieth century to more than half today.  

 

Economists and urbanists have generally considered increasing urbanization to be a good thing. The long history of global cities — from ancient Rome to London and New York today — is a story of increasing progress and prosperity.


But those concerned with the "Global South" have rightly pointed to the persistent poverty in some large, dense cities of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Consider the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kinshasa — a booming megalopolis of 8.4 million in a country that has a GDP per capita of only $410.  If urbanization really helps drive economic development, why do many global cities remain poor?"

 


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Urbanisation even though considered a  good thing by many, might not actually be entirely benefitial to the development of a city or country. It might help economic development but in the end, there are still cities that remain poor. I feel that instead of just moving the entire country or city forward in an economical aspect, the governments of the country or city should take care of the basic needs of the people, as if the country progresses whilst leaving behind those who can not keep up, they will only get further left behind and poorer and poorer.

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Kaili Tan's comment, January 29, 2014 7:35 AM
I agree with your point of view. Urbanization provides lots of benefits for the people however it takes a lot of time to develop an under-developed area into a modern urban city. There are many things to build and it takes effort of many workers to evolve the place. Thus, many areas are still not developed and some of the urban cities are still poor because the government do not have enough money to support them. Thus, an urban city might be living in poverty too. To overcome poverty is not a matter that can be resolved overnight. It requires the combined efforts of many contributing individuals.
Keith Lee's comment, January 29, 2014 8:15 AM
urbanization do provide lots of benefits for the people but it will be interminable. the workers have to be employed by someone who has the capability and knowledge, the company or government must be capable to sustain the construction. the company also needs to supply resources and pay the workers. i think that economic power can help urbanize a city, the state then the country.
Joey Tan's comment, January 29, 2014 10:08 AM
I totally agree about the point pointed out. Urbanization is very common in many countires that are very big. It provides lots of advantages but because the country is too big, the government is unable to make changes very quickly. The city is usually the place that will be more advanced and well-developed as compared to other rural areas. Thus, it takes a longer time for a undeveloped area to be more organised and developed. Not only are the people in rural areas living in poverty, people living in city might also be facing the poverty because the country only focus on developing the country and not the other important factors such as education and health. To improve poverty, I feel that everyone in the country should do their part in contributing and making the country a better place to be in.