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Dolce & Gabbana Send Racist Mammy Collection Down the Catwalk - COLORLINES

Dolce & Gabbana Send Racist Mammy Collection Down the Catwalk - COLORLINES | 21st Century Hidden Racism | Scoop.it
That colonialist idea of a black woman on earrings is even more problematic when you realize that Dolce and Gabbana liked black women enough to exoticise on earrings but not to include them in their show.
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Dolce & Gabbana sent a racist collection of clothes down the runway. Their models were wearing apparel that included romanticized images of black women living happy slave plantation lives. Suzy Menkes from the NY Times thought the show was "imaginative", while others thought the show was highly offensive towards blacks. In addition, none of the models in the fashion show were black. None! This article goes to show that when blacks where clothing like this, it's seen as ugly or poor. But, when someone else who wears it, it's seen as beauty.

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Race, Disability and the School-to-Prison Pipeline - COLORLINES

Race, Disability and the School-to-Prison Pipeline - COLORLINES | 21st Century Hidden Racism | Scoop.it
A nascent program in Oakland schools is trying to disentangle the threads that many believe drag black boys out of classrooms and into jails.
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This article explores one example of how to keep minority students out of the school-to-prison pipeline. Amo was considered the defiant kid because he would constantly disobey his teachers. Instead of reporting him, the principal decided to help him. She knew that students don't act like this unless there's a problem. Turns out Amo had a problem with listening to adults because his parents split up and his mother didn't get along with his dad's new girlfriend. The principal schedule multiple meetings with Amo and his parents to make sure that they give him the support he needs to be successful in the classroom. Amo is a fortunate kid because many teachers and principals aren't willing to work with students of color and see what the problem is with the students.

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2 Arrested in Slaying of Malcolm X’s Grandson - COLORLINES

2 Arrested in Slaying of Malcolm X’s Grandson - COLORLINES | 21st Century Hidden Racism | Scoop.it
The younger Malcolm inherited, and then left behind, a complicated legacy.
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Infographic: From Disability to Criminality - COLORLINES

Infographic: From Disability to Criminality - COLORLINES | 21st Century Hidden Racism | Scoop.it
The dangerous intersection at which too many black children are diverted from school to jail.
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In another part of the series: "Life Cycles of Inequity", this shows the relationship between disabilities among black men and prisons. The alarming about this infographic is that some schools "nurture" students into prisons by defining students to have a disability or being a student of color. Black men with a disability are most likely to wind up in the prison system. A disability does not have to be physical, it could be psychological such as a learning or intellectual disability. Most of theses students are black and they are 5x times more likely to be in prison, than the youth within the general population. Schools ushers students into prison by school closures, disengagement during tests, suspensions, or even expulsions.

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Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging - COLORLINES

Study: In Black Men, Internalized Racism Speeds Up Aging  - COLORLINES | 21st Century Hidden Racism | Scoop.it
A new study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine finds that taking in racism can wear away at white blood cells.
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This study shows that racism can cause a man to age quicker (specifically African-Americans). David Chae, an epidemiologist at the University of Maryland, examines how racism and discrimination affects white blood cell telomere lengths. Chae and his team take 95 African-American males from the age of 30-50 within the Bay Area in 2010 and measure their telomere lengths. "Telomeres are repetitive sequences of DNA" at the ends of white blood cells. Chae used telomere length is associated with age-related diseases such as heart disease and dementia. Chae goes into more detail about racism and racial discrimination can lead to lower base pairs of telomeres depending on how bad the person experienced discrimination. In order to prevent this from continuing, Chae suggest to enforce discrimination laws.
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A Brown v. Board of Education 60th Anniversary Reading List - COLORLINES

A Brown v. Board of Education 60th Anniversary Reading List - COLORLINES | 21st Century Hidden Racism | Scoop.it
May 17 marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark ruling.
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May 17 of 2014, marks the 60th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling. Despite this rule to end segregation in schools in America, it still hasn't been in effect. Nikole Hannah Jones from ProPublica, explains how segregation is affected in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and elsewhere. Segregation is not the same or as visible as it was before, but it still has the same effect: isolating or removing poor black and latinos from other students. "Nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened." UCLA's Civil Rights Project has also looked into where segregation is most present in public schools in America. They found that New York has the most segregated public schools. This goes to show that segregation and racism still exists in America and it is within the youth.

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Remote Login

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Critical Race Theory is an emerging transdisciplinary, race-equity methodology that originated in legal studies and is grounded in social justice. This article addresses the new ideology of the Critical Race Theory, its contributions to a study on racism and HIV testing in African-Americans, and the benefits it has towards health. Scholars believe that ending racism is essential to achieving health equity (which is true). This idea of Critical Race Theory is discovering how racism has an affect on African-Americans. It "addresses the complexity with which structural racism influences both health and the production of knowledge about populations, health, and health disparities."

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Kevin McCullough - Why American Racism Is Impossible To Defeat

Kevin McCullough - Why American Racism Is Impossible To Defeat | 21st Century Hidden Racism | Scoop.it
Despite all of the genuine hopes, by millions of people, of every tribe and tongue from every corner of this planet, an excruciatingly sad reality is being made perfectly clear.
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Why Is American racism impossible to defeat? In this article, the answer is because of the people who claim to be fighting against. The journalist argues that the incident of Travon Martin had nothing to do with racism because there was no evidence showing so. He states that the Civil Rights Leaders manipulated the public that this was an act of pure racism. The intent was too further anger and resentment, but the truth is that the leaders had not fully assessed the situation. "This combination of dishonesty, access, and support now furthers racist outcomes and those involved are directly contributing to the anger, vandalism, and violence that follows in its wake." As a result, in order truly end racism, you have to truly, respect, and love one another. While I do think this is true, I refuse to believe that racism had no part in the Travon Martin incident.

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Racism's 21st Century Makeover

Racism's 21st Century Makeover | 21st Century Hidden Racism | Scoop.it
To believe racism is non-existent in the American justice system amongst other venues is a ludicrous omission of societal norms and an obtuse understanding of human nature.
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In this article, Yousef discusses the importance that racism still exists. People have changed their ideology of racism because the Civil Rights Movement. Yousef argues that racism has not truly been accepted by the public.  Many of the commentators agree with Yousef and that as Americans we should be able to feel comfortable to talk about racism and its existence. Once we accept it, then we can move forward to end racism. I'm 100% behind this, because even though African Americans are now considered "equal" to every other American citizen, racism did not die at that moment. There are still those who are racist and make racist comments. This is still racism.

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Why Racism Is A Public Health Issue

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Deeply ingrained systems of inequality are taking a toll on black Americans' health.
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Did you ever think that structures of racism and discrimination could lead to long-term health problems? This is greatly affecting the African-American community. Study shows that black teens who experience racial discrimination are more likely to develop stress related health problems that could lead to chronic diseases or high blood pressure later on in life. This is one of the reasons why black Americans are dying at an earlier age than white Americans. African-Americans who live in communities defined by racial discrimination, are consistently exposed to stress. In addition, many doctors are biased toward black patients and even though they may not know it, the patients tend to not feel welcome. As a result, the death rates are higher for African-Americans than other races because they aren't being treated with the care that other patients are being treated with.

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Rockefeller Says Racism Plays Role In Health Law Criticism - Kaiser Health News

The West Virginia senator suggests at a committee hearing that criticism of the federal health overhaul may be based in part on the president's race. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., calls the comments "very offensive."
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Racism also play a huge factor in the political system, especially ever since Barack Obama was elected president. Since Obama became many politicians have doubted his judgement and actions because of the color of his skin. West Virginia's senator, Jay Rockefeller, states that some republicans criticize Obama's health care law because he's black. Rockefeller stated that some of the senators do not agree with Obama's health care law because he's of the "wrong color". Many of them refuse to accept the fact that this is the way feel. In America, we still judge people in power based on the color of their skin because we don't believe that they have the ability to hold up to their position. We judge how well a person is going carry out their job based on the color of their skin.

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Racist Wisconsin Voter ID Law Banned For Life (or at Least Until the State Appeals) - COLORLINES

Racist Wisconsin Voter ID Law Banned For Life (or at Least Until the State Appeals) - COLORLINES | 21st Century Hidden Racism | Scoop.it
Wisconsin becomes the fifth state where courts struck down voter ID laws.
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So voter ID laws are being banned throughout the states because they are an act of discrimination.

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This article talks about the relationship of how black men and gay men are discriminated against in America. Black men in sports are viewed as basketball or football players or any sport dealing strength, speed, and muscularity. On the other hand, gay men are viewed as being in less aggressive sports such as gymnastics, diving, swimming, or ice skating. "Whereas black athletes are perceived as thugs, masculinized by their sporting space (Majors, 1990), gay athletes are feminized by theirs (Anderson, 2005). Accordingly, black athletes sweat, fuck and fight, while gay men are concerned with the aesthetics of their form." Based on the previous sentence, it can be seen as the same type of work that blacks did during slavery: sweat (from working fields), fuck (having babies), and fight (Slave master making slaves fight each other). Django Unchained and 12 Years Slaves are great flims and great examples of this. Despite all of the attempted progress of the Civil Rights Movement and LGBTQ protests and campaigns, in sports it still remains that black athletes are seen as just masculine while gay athletes are seen as just one color.

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Life Cycles of Inequity: A Colorlines Series on Black Men - COLORLINES

Life Cycles of Inequity: A Colorlines Series on Black Men - COLORLINES | 21st Century Hidden Racism | Scoop.it
A monthly series exploring the ways in which injustice impacts every stage of black male life.
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In this video, 8 young black men from Oakland discuss the different types of stereotypes and words that are used to address them. They talk about what its like to be a black male in school and society. They try to grapple with how they are supposed to be accepted into world where racism still exists. Where we judge people by race, their skin color, and not the person from within. In school even their teachers mistreat by saying things like, "You all need to separate in class because you're disrupting the class" when in actuality they weren't doing anything wrong. They try to find a place where they can be themselves because to blacks they seem to be acting "white" (being articulate and intelligent) and to whites they can't be accepted in their culture because of their skin color.

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Bye, Donald: Sterling Receives Lifetime Ban for Racist Comments - COLORLINES

Bye, Donald: Sterling Receives Lifetime Ban for Racist Comments - COLORLINES | 21st Century Hidden Racism | Scoop.it
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver threw the book at Sterling. But what now?
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So last weekend a private conversation was leaked out and took the U.S. and NBA by storm. Donald Sterling has been the owner for the Los Angeles Clippers for 33 years supporting and recruiting many African-American ball players for his team. Even though he lets African-Americans play on his team, he still despises them. This issue with Sterling goes to show that racism still exists, but it is hidden fro the public. It took 33 years for the public to find out that Sterling (the owner of a popular franchise) is racist. Although there has been previous evidence of Sterling committing racist acts, it was this incident that involved the NBA and personally Magic Johnson. Racism is still out there and it is still prominent in ways we cannot fathom.

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The new racism of the 21st Century | RedState

The new racism of the 21st Century | RedState | 21st Century Hidden Racism | Scoop.it
The modern racial climate in the new 21st century United States is anything but united, despite 200 years of the fight for true equality. To really see how we got where we are today, we have to go back half a century. Despite Democrat filibusters lasting 57 days and lack of Democrat support for the Voting Rights act of 1965 (based on the Civil rights | Read More »
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This article states how the new racism in present day came to be. It talks about the history of racism from the decision of the Voting Rights Act to today. There has been a decrease in the involvement of blacks trying to fight for equal rights because they have given up hope; due to the deaths of many civil rights activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. The way racism works today is by having blacks to act out violently individually towards whites instead protesting peacefully together. So that they claim racism for their action and then be imprisoned, which is the new way of "slavery", so that they are away from society. That's  why the United States is investing in so much money for prisons because that's the new way to keep blacks out of society.

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Racism — Global Issues

Racism — Global Issues | 21st Century Hidden Racism | Scoop.it
This part of the globalissues.org web site looks into the issue of racism. In some places around the world, racial hatred is increasing. Many modern conflicts also have some roots in ethnicity.
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This article discusses the creation of race and its history. Race has completely redefined the way we think. It has led us to believe that there are differences between each of us because of skin color.This is not only talking about America, but everywhere around the globe. This article brings up the history of race within every continent on the planet besides Antarctica. This article is reaching for us to change how we think about race.

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