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The Problem With No Name

The Problem With No Name | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

The concept of skin colour, which is a creation of the white mind, is the pathology in which white supremacy thrives. And because of that supremacy, that control to dictate what is considered right and wrong, ugly and beautiful, sinful and holy, worthy and unworthy, dangerous and benign, whites have the means to influence not just how THEY are judged but how WE are judged.

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The new face of “Democrats are the real racists!”

The new face of “Democrats are the real racists!” | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
So: It’s true, and no one denies this, that Republicans used to be very good on civil rights and Democrats used to be super racist. It’s true that Woodrow Wilson was a bigot and (Northern, liberal) Republican senators were better than (Southern, conservative) Democratic senators on civil rights in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Williamson’s argument seems to be that Republicans couldn’t have taken advantage of a Democratic split over civil rights by appealing to racist white Southern voters because Republicans were too uniformly pro-civil rights, themselves. (This great big lie he’s debunking is one that Nixon and Lee Atwater and Ronald Reagan happily signed on to — they were thrilled when the Democrats fractured the New Deal coalition by eventually embracing civil rights!)
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What We Aren’t Talking About When We Talk About ‘White Privilege’

What We Aren’t Talking About When We Talk About ‘White Privilege’ | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Talking frankly about race doesn’t just mean pointing out hostile attitudes and narrow stereotypes based on race, though; it also means being honest about our own experiences as raced beings. It means talking about how we are embedded in racial systems, not disembodied and dispassionate viewers of them. It also means talking about how being against racism doesn’t mean that we don’t say and do racist things.


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Minorities? Try 'people of color'

Minorities? Try 'people of color' | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

With the news that, for the first time in U.S. history, the majority of American babies are not white, it should put to rest use of the term “minorities” as a reference to America’s black, Latino, Asian and Native American residents.

 

“People of color” is now commonly used far beyond political circles, as “minority” fades into the category of things that used to be true.

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Timing Can Affect Whether Women and Minorities Face Discrimination

Timing Can Affect Whether Women and Minorities Face Discrimination | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Through a field experiment set in academia (with a sample of 6,548 professors), we found that decisions about distant-future events were more likely to generate discrimination against women and minorities (relative to Caucasian males) than were decisions about near-future events.


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Tim Wise » Of Children and Inkblots: Trayvon Martin and the Psychopathology of Whiteness

Tim Wise » Of Children and Inkblots: Trayvon Martin and the Psychopathology of Whiteness | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Trayvon Martin is not an inkblot, the meaning of which is yours to interpret.


He is not a walking Rorschach, whom one is free to see however one wishes.


He was not put on this Earth to be deciphered by you, dissected by you, problematized by you, labeled by you, slandered by you, or shot by one who had done all those things to his seventeen-year old black body before you even knew his name.

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Children's Mental Health At Risk From Chronic Financial Instability - The Huffington Post

Children's Mental Health At Risk From Chronic Financial Instability - The Huffington Post | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

Mobile optimized, offering syndicated columnists, blogs and news stories with moderated comments...


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how to not be a White Savior when in Africa

how to not be a White Savior when in Africa | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

 • Don’t assume those you intend to help even wanted your help.
• You are not there to ‘help’ anyone. Help assumes you are in authority and they depend on you.
• You are there to work with people

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(this also goes for working with kids, women’s groups, people with disabilities etc. whether in your own country or abroad.)

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White (social label, social construct) - defined

"White Supremacy is an historically based, institutionally perpetuated system of exploitation and oppression of continents, nations, and peoples classified as “non-White” by continents, nations, and peoples who, by virtue of their white (light) skin pigmentation and/or ancestral origin from Europe, classify themselves as “White.” Although history illuminates the fabrication, changeability, and contingencies of Whiteness (e.g. the case of Irish and Italians once being denied entry into the White “race”), it is important to note that this global power system is structured and maintained not for the purpose of legitimizing racial categories as much as it is for the purpose of maintaining and defending a system of wealth, power, and privilege. Thus, it has been Whites who have constructed racial categories based on the economic, political, and social aspirations of Whites, for the benefits of Whites (L. Ross, 1995). In this way, Whites define who is White; a definition that has changed and will likely continue to change based upon the particular economic, political, and social conditions of the moment (e.g. the case of Egyptians now being classified as White when they were once classified as Arab, and previously as Black). It is clear then that White supremacy is based less on racial Whiteness (as evidenced by skin color) than it is on ideological Whiteness—the exclusive value assigned that involves “a series of immunities, privileges, rights, and assumptions…” This [value is] not inherent, natural, or biologically determined. Rather [it reflects] artificial beliefs created by social, economic, and political conditions” (L. Ross, 1995)."

 

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Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is

Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

I’ve been thinking of a way to explain to straight white men how life works for them, without invoking the dreaded word “privilege,” to which they react like vampires being fed a garlic tart at high noon. It’s not that the word “privilege” is incorrect, it’s that it’s not their word. When confronted with “privilege,” they fiddle with the word itself, and haul out the dictionaries and find every possible way to talk about the word but not any of the things the word signifies. [via @chocl8girl]

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At Explore Charter School, a Portrait of Segregated Education

At Explore Charter School, a Portrait of Segregated Education | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
A charter school in Brooklyn is indicative of a larger problem in New York City’s public school system, one of the most segregated in the nation.
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Study Finds Income Inequality Leads To More US Deaths

Study Finds Income Inequality Leads To More US Deaths | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

A new study provides the best evidence to date that higher levels of income inequality in the United States actually lead to more deaths in the country over a period of years.


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Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders: Is Racism is an Illness?

Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders: Is Racism is an Illness? | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Does declaring racism an illness in any way remedy, address, or lead us toward a solution for this inequity?
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White Mind

White Mind | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

By White Mind, I do not mean conscious prejudice or racist attitudes. It is not what you believe, what you intend, the values you are committed to or how you choose to behave. I’m speaking instead of the unconscious patterns that result from social conditioning as the dominant and majority race in the U.S. for the last several hundred years. Being a dominant group member is like having a free pass that members of out-groups don’t have, but with no awareness of having it. Given such conditioning, developing White Mind is pretty much inescapable.


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War Atrocities May Be Fueled by Racism

War Atrocities May Be Fueled by Racism | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
New research suggests war stress may not be the reason soldiers mutilate enemy corpses or take body parts as trophies. Investigators from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) believe thi...
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Post-Whiteness

Post-Whiteness | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

"Whiteness" is an enduring social force that produces a racialized system of access/excess. Those with access have phenotype, structure advantages, and racial legacies to thank. But it is also, as Judy Helfand suggests, that which "is shaped and maintained by the full array of social institutions -- legal, economic, political, educational, religious, and cultural." In other words, whiteness is methodically sustained through ideology and praxis. It is not easy to disappear and, I am pretty certain, that there are many White post-racialists who would rather not live in a post-white moment because the legal, economic, political, educational, religious, and cultural benefits assigned to their whiteness would be no more.

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Where I Stand on the Color Line - Scot Nakagawa

Where I Stand on the Color Line - Scot Nakagawa | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

"But if you look hard enough, there it is, written in the tears of those who wait for the return of the nearly 900,000 Black men in U.S. prisons. It is drawn with the stories of those pushed off the welfare rolls when assistance turned to punishment. And it is plain in the persecution of undocumented immigrants and Muslims, and the resentment and bullying of Asian school children because of the lie of the model minority.

 

The color line is as vivid as ever if we only have the eyes to see it. Erasing it will require us to first ask the question, on which side do we stand?"


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Majority-minority America: Will more Hispanics and Asians become “White”?

Majority-minority America: Will more Hispanics and Asians become “White”? | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
It’s rare that a Census Bureau press release dominates the front pages, but last week’s headline “Most Children Younger Than 1 Are Minorities, Census Reports” was the thrilling exception.
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campaign to free victim of racism continues

campaign to free victim of racism continues | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

The second-degree murder trial of Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald in Minneapolis started April 30 and ended May 2. McDonald’s situation highlights the anti-transgender bigotry and racism rampant in society, as well as the inability of the “justice” system to mete out justice for the oppressed.


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samantha tesner's comment, May 21, 2012 5:36 AM
I cannot even begin to tell you how mad this makes me! "white ppl, the justice system, all y'all involved... "WTF IS wrong with you?! eish"
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Integration Worked. Why Have We Rejected It?

Integration Worked. Why Have We Rejected It? | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
We have just observed the anniversary of the groundbreaking court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, and yet desegregation is effectively dead.
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Kelley Williams-Bolar’s Long, Winding Fight to Educate Her Daughters

Kelley Williams-Bolar’s Long, Winding Fight to Educate Her Daughters | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

“First, I talk about how I received my indictments, and then I give the laundry list of stipulations for my probation,” says Williams-Bolar, who is halfway through her two-year sentence. The 42-year-old single mother, with an otherwise spotless criminal record, is not allowed to drink, must submit to drug tests and reports monthly to a probation officer. She had to perform 80 hours of community service and pay $800 in restitution, as well as the cost of Summit County’s prosecution against her.

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Strong, Silent—and Depressed?Is Acting Like "a Man" Bringing Brothers Down?

Strong, Silent—and Depressed?Is Acting Like "a Man" Bringing Brothers Down? | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

In a new study published in the big-deal American Journal of Public Health, UNC Chapel Hill professor and researcher Wizdom Powell Hammond, Ph.D. found that brothers who openly discuss their everyday struggles with racial discrimination are less likely to suffer depression than those who keep their feelings inside.

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Journey for racial justice is not over

Journey for racial justice is not over | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

In our national conversation about race and other forms of inequality, presidential candidates and the media have fostered a consensus that the civil rights movement is finished....

 

I teach eighth grade in the Mississippi Delta — 20 minutes from the town where Emmett Till was murdered and an hour from where James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were murdered a decade later — and I disagree.

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So, What Should White People Talk About?

So, What Should White People Talk About? | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it

there’s this perpetual meta conversation about what white people should/shouldn’t talk about in debunkingwhite.

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Offered in case you thought racism is dead or out of the mainstream…

Offered in case you thought racism is dead or out of the mainstream… | AntiRacism & Privilege | Scoop.it
Thanks to my good friend Cyn at K-12 News Network and her Facebook posts, I’ve been following what I consider to be a fairly amazing series of events involving a blogger, a post, racism, and her ongoing effort to defend...
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