Dissent on Israel Not Permitted at Bernie Sanders Event – [theintercept.com] Fast forward to 2015, this past Saturday, when Bernie Sanders, an increasingly viable contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, held one of his biggest campaign rallies to date, drawing more than 20,000 people to an event at the Boston convention center. Among those visitors […]

Search | Norwalk Reflector — [OxyContin’s change may boost heroin use] The changing face of heroin | Norwalk Reflector – “People have recognized that (heroin addiction) is a problem facing folks they know as well as groups that are distant from them. That certainly affects the way you view the problem,” said Kurt Schmoke, who […]

No, Your Hardships Don’t Erase Your White Privilege [forharriet.com] There it is. My student’s defensiveness is all too common. In a study conducted by L. Taylor Phillips and Brian S. Lowery for the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the denial of racial privilege is significant among policy makers and power brokers. This inability (or refusal) […]

From a Reader: Urgency of Rise Up October and Lessons from the Genocide of Jews — [revcom.us] Many people know the poem by Martin Niemoller, a German pastor who opposed the Nazis: First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and […]

HEIR PRESSURE: Beaufort County Gullah families struggle to hang onto ancestral land | The Island Packet – Descendants and their advocates point to recent Beaufort County delinquent-tax sales as proof of their plight, where bidders who once stepped aside when heirs’ property came up for auction now outbid heirs. Others see it in their own […]

Ben Carson tells NASCAR fans Confederate flag should be flown | Atlanta Daily World – You recall how NASCAR came under fire as fans continued to fly the flag in the wake of a racially motivated killing in Charleston, S.C., when nine black churchgoers were murdered by white psychopath Dylann Roof. Subsequently, Carson has garnered […]

James’s experience may be more than an unfortunate but isolated incident, according to a recent report by the United Nations, which concludes that a rising level of racist violence and “Afrophobic” hate crimes in Sweden are “an extensive social problem”. “There continues to be a general Swedish self-perception of being a tolerant and humane society, […]

Indomitable | The online home of Chauncey DeVega: Chris Harper Mercer’s “Mixed Race” Identity and the Umpqua Community College Shooting – Chris Harper Mercer killed 9 people at Umpqua Community in Oregon. Much will be written about what his murder spree reveals–none of it really new–about toxic aggrieved masculinity, gun culture, ammosexuals, the online Right-wing […]

‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’ – The Atlantic – From Birmingham to Cleveland and Baltimore, at churches and colleges, Cosby has been telling thousands of black Americans that racism in America is omnipresent but that it can’t be an excuse to stop striving. As Cosby sees it, the antidote to racism […]

Young Africans to Obama: ‘Clean your own house first’ – BBC News – “Most Americans think about what needs to change in other countries but they need to solve their own problems,” Shiferaw Tilahun, 31, tells me in a coffee shop in Addis Ababa. “They are interested in other people’s problems but they don’t care […]

[HuffPo] My grandfather was an enslaved African. He was 18 when slavery was abolished in the United States and I don’t know if he knew his mother, his father, his brothers, his sisters or his grandparents. I do not know if he knew what tribe he hailed from. For black Americans, tracing our lineages back […]

Anti-Muslim Activist Frank Gaffney Interviews White Nationalist Jared Taylor on His Radio Show | Southern Poverty Law Center — While Gaffney’s comments on Islam and immigration are in line with white nationalists, it is certainly out of character for him to publicly fraternize with them. However, with the mainstreaming of Islamophobia this summer, Gaffney clearly […]

Cultural Appropriation Is Real, To Deny This Is Racism — [patheos.com] Tom Swiss seemingly came out as a racist on Patheos, Saturday, September 26, 2015, with an article titled There Is No Such Thing as “Cultural Appropriation”. Racist? That might sounds pretty aggressive. But that is exactly what it means when someone makes statement like […]

The Daily Mail reports that the prints of 61 African American women, 61 African American men, 61 European American women and 60 European American men were studied before drawing that conclusion. A finding like this could be a major breakthrough for detectives looking for suspects not registered in their system. However, it needs some work—like […]

Combining interviews with former members of the party with archival footage of Panther activity, Stanley Nelson’s documentary explores the white supremacy and state-sanctioned police violence that inspired a revolutionary movement — and how that movement redefined black power and pride. It talks about the key players — founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, Eldridge […]

Mixed Race Studies » Scholarly Perspectives on Mixed-Race » John C. Minkins on Race Purity – Mr. Minkins discussed “Miscegenation and the fight for Race Purity,” treating the subject broadly and answering especially magazine articles that have appeared recently on the subject. He declared whtat the American Negro was the victim, not the enemy of […]


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