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Fighting for the Right to Fight Symposium

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In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were constant factors in the daily lives of many in the United States. This Thursday, April 21, we will explore the path towards equal rights from before and after World War II with special guests. Join wherever you are via #livestream to watch the Fighting for the Right to Fight Symposium.
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The lynching of Jesse Washington

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The lynching of Jesse Washington.

Washington was beaten with shovels and bricks,was castrated, and his ears were cut off. A tree supported the iron chain that lifted him above the fire. Jesse attempted to climb up the skillet hot chain. For this, the men cut off his fingers.

Jesse was 15.

1916.

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White People: Shut Up About Beyoncé

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For 400 years, Black people were living in a culture where their pain, their culture, and their art were appropriated and sanitized for white consumption, or, more often, shut out of the narrative entirely, replaced by racist caricatures or rendered invisible. For 400 years, the stories of Black people on this continent were untold, belittled, or made the tools of white narrative and white profit.
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How history got the Rosa Parks story wrong

How history got the Rosa Parks story wrong | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
The quiet seamstress we want on our $10 bill was a radical active in the Black Power movement.
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New book 'Forgotten' details how heroism of black soldiers in World War II has ... - New York Daily News

New book 'Forgotten' details how heroism of black soldiers in World War II has ... - New York Daily News | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Among the more than 160,000 men who stormed the beaches of France on June, 6, 1944, there was 1 combat battalion of African Americans.

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These photographs helped integrate proms in Montgomery, Georgia

These photographs helped integrate proms in Montgomery, Georgia | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Gillian Laub’s potent images of racially segregated proms brought Montgomery County’s ‘dark secret’ into the open. Southern Rites, her new HBO documentary, details the town’s triumphs and tragedies in confronting its difficult history
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Before Bree Newsome there was Emmett Eddy Jr., known as “the Rev. E. Slave".

Before Bree Newsome there was Emmett Eddy Jr., known as “the Rev. E. Slave". | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
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“Before Bree Newsome there was Emmett Eddy Jr., known as “the Rev. E. Slave".
Eddy, wearing a black Santa Claus suit, climbed over the iron fence around the...
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Of Swastikas & Confederate Flags (Collectibles Vs Living Culture)

Of Swastikas & Confederate Flags (Collectibles Vs Living Culture) | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

I was watching Morning Joe and they were freaking out that eBay (and perhaps others) were selling swastikas while removing confederate flags. They said such an announcement to remove the flags was hypocritical and a pandering publicity move.


*sigh*


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MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

On June 30th, 1973, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Why These Influential Black Activists Were Left Out of the History Books

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Black History Month aims to celebrate the achievements of African American icons who have changed the course of history, but not all are afforded the same recognition.


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"I Am A Man" Sanitation Strike

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wehadfacesthen: “ "I Am A Man" Sanitation Strike, Memphis, Tennessee, 1968 ”
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My Great-Great-Grandfather and an American Indian Tragedy

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The Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 scandalized a nation still fighting the Civil War and planted seeds of distrust and sorrow among Native Americans that endure to this day. A personal investigation.
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Heart-breaking history.

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Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance

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A huge hit upon its release, the 1949 musical South Pacific still resonates with contributors to The Race Card Project — particularly a song about how prejudice is learned, not innate.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 20, 2014 3:42 AM

Think beyond race to LGBTQ & all sorts of "other" where intolerance creeps in

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Kim Kardashian doesn't realize she's the butt of an old racial joke

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Last night, social media was flooded with images of Paper Magazine’s Winter 2014 cover featuring Kim Kardashian’s glistening posterior. The response was both explosive and polarizing. Some rolled t...

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 15, 2014 2:13 AM

Kim's #breaktheinternet move was full of messages about lazy art, positive body image, the UNslut movement, and racism.

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American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many

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The U.S. government operated 100 boarding schools for American Indians on and off reservations. One expert says the schools were part of a strategy to conquer Indians. Students who attended them were required to talk and dress as mainstream Americans.
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'Kill the Indian ... Save the Man.' An excellent piece on Native American boarding schools + a podcast (7:45).
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'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America

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From the time of slavery, some light-skinned African-Americans escaped racism by passing as white. The new book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, explores what they lost.

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - Joy DeGruy

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POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME
As a result of twelve years of quantitative and qualitative research Dr. DeGruy has developed her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, and published her findings in the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing”. The book addresses the residual impacts of generations of slavery and opens up the discussion of how the black community can use the strengths we have gained in the past to heal in the present.


WHAT IS P.T.S.S.?
P.T.S.S. is a theory that explains the etiology of many of the adaptive survival behaviors in African American communities throughout the United States and the Diaspora. It is a condition that exists as a consequence of multigenerational oppression of Africans and their descendants resulting from centuries of chattel slavery. A form of slavery which was predicated on the belief that African Americans were inherently/genetically inferior to whites. This was then followed by institutionalized racism which continues to perpetuate injury.


Thus, resulting in M.A.P.:
 

  • M: Multigenerational trauma together with continued oppression;
  • A: Absence of opportunity to heal or access the benefits available in the society; leads to
  • P: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.
     

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   This article talks about a syndrome called the P.T.S.S., or Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. The P.T.S.S. is a syndrome that occurs to the survivors of slavery. The harsh experiences the slavery survivors went through lead to to the M.A.P., which meant Multi-generational trauma together with continued oppression, absence of opportunity to heal or access the benefits available in the society, which leads to Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. A person that suffers with the Post Traumatic Syndrome does some of these following actions. Depression, loss of hope, gets angry and violent easily, and internalized racism. 
    This article helps me understand Africa because I can see what the survivors of slavery go through even after they were freed. This also helps me understand what the survivors of slavery are feeling after freedom. I think that this article is very important because of these following reasons. One, it gives us motivation to help them cure this syndrome. Two, it helps to to know again that slavery is a horrible thing to do and experience. I think that we all should at least have a look at this and rethink about African slavery survivor’s lives.
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The Anti-Lynching Pamphlets of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1920

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Pamphlets written by Ida B. Wells-Barnett on the subject of lynching comprise a substantial body of innovative writing, reporting, and analysis in U.S. intellectual history. In the 1890s especially, nascent professional social scientists, media opinion shapers, and leaders in the black community acknowledged and relied on her work.1 Indeed, Ida B. Wells-Barnett's foundational insights into the complex social dynamics behind the lynching for rape scenario have stood the test of time in the more than one hundred years since she penned them; yet her status and recognition as a social critic in the ensuing years has been embattled, to say the least.2 At her death in 1931, for example, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote in National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) journal, The Crisis, that her work had been "easily forgotten" and "taken to greater success" by others.3 Wells-Barnett herself complained in a diary of the neglect of "my anti-lynching contribution" in early black history textbooks penned by the influential scholar Carter G. Woodson.4 This essay suggests that rather than comprising a "forgotten" body work, Ida B. Wells-Barnett's pamphlet writings were appropriated and transformed by peers and colleagues in social reform. In turn, they marginalized her as author and leader.

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In honor of Ida's birthday. For books by & about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, go here.

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In honor of Ida's birthday. For books by & about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, go here.

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American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs

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Grace Lee Boggs, 99, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.


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An Astonishing Catalog of the Violence Committed Against “Freedom Summer” Participants in a Single Mississippi Town

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This “Incident Summary” details acts of harassment, big and small, reported by civil rights activists and allies working in McComb, Miss. in the summer of 1964.
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50 Years *sigh*

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Today, June 21st, is my birthday; I turn 50. I feel pretty much the same way I did when I wrote this two years ago, "A lifetime of so little progress is just too much."; only more so. *sigh* I was ...
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The reality of being a black woman: A response to Ernest Baker

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“I’m pretty sure if you get in your Delorean and go back to the point where any colonized people first encountered the white man, the thought was not “That’s fucking attractive!” It was more like “What is that yellow haired thing with the demon eyes?!”

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Did you know that George Washington Carver, the master scientist, was physically castrated at a very young ag by his White plantation owners?

Did you know that George Washington Carver, the master scientist, was physically castrated at a very young ag by his White plantation owners? | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Back male slaves that were assigned to work in their master’s house were often castrated. 

Although it was the white slave owner that were raping their black slaves (males, females and children ) they —with an absurd degree of hypocrisy —believed that black males were sexual deviant that could not control their sexual urges.


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The Hopes and Trials of Scandinavia’s Sami People - The Epoch Times

The Hopes and Trials of Scandinavia’s Sami People - The Epoch Times | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Most Americans are not aware that indigenous people in Scandinavia have experienced a history as dark and troubling as those in the United States.

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The 'N' Word Through The Ages: The 'Madness' Of HP Lovecraft

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I had come to believe that by now the racism of H.P. Lovecraft, the celebrated author of horror and fantasy, was a settled matter — like declaring Wrath of Khan the best film in the Star Trek franchise. Arguing against such a thing should be absurd. I certainly thought so after the matter was thrust into the spotlight in December 2011, when author Nnedi Okorafor won the esteemed World Fantasy Award — whose statuette is none other than H.P. Lovecraft’s disembodied head. Okorafor had been unaware of the depths of Lovecraft’s “issues,” until a friend sent her his 1912 poem,On the Creation of N*ggers, where blacks are fashioned by the gods as “a beast … in semi-human figure.”

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