Category Europe

Who Stole all the Black Women from Britain? | Media Diversity UK

Seemingly oblivious to the dynamics of relationships between men and women within black communities, and apparently unaware of any of the qualitative research carried out by black female researchers on the subject, the findings that at least 48% of African-Caribbean men are in “inter-racial” relationships, (usually with white women), are interpreted as hugely positive, a […]

Slavery and Social Death — Orlando Patterson | Harvard University Press

This is the first full-scale comparative study of the nature of slavery. In a work of prodigious scholarship and enormous breadth, which draws on the tribal, ancient, premodern, and modern worlds, Orlando Patterson discusses the internal dynamics of slavery in 66 societies over time. These include Greece and Rome, medieval Europe, China, Korea, the Islamic […]

Of Persian snake charmers: Racism and global hegemony – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

Where Roosevelt and Wilson inflicted the brunt of their violence on the peoples of Asia and on the “coloured” populations of their own nation, their modern heirs have in recent years directed their own state violence overwhelmingly against the peoples and nations of the Middle East. The neoconservative hawks who were the architects of Iraq‘s […]

Jesus Christ, Columbus, and the US Constitution » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Jesus Christ, Columbus, and the US Constitution » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names – In light of the above it is revealing that, in his oft-quoted diary entry of 1498, Columbus wrote: “let us in the name of the Holy Trinity go on sending all the slaves that can be sold.” That is, […]

Ancient Europeans Mysteriously Vanished 4,500 Years Ago | LiveScience

Italy; the skeletons belonged to humans who lived in several different cultures that flourished between 7,500 and 2,500 years ago. The team looked a DNA specifically from a certain genetic group, called haplogroup h, which is found widely throughout Europe but is less common in East and Central Asia.The researchers found that the earliest farmers […]

The fate of blacks in Nazi Germany | Germany | DW.DE | 10.01.2010

Between 20,000 – 25,000 blacks lived in Nazi Germany under Hitler\’s rule.When asked about blacks in the Third Reich, Germans are most likely to talk about the Afrika Schau. In his book, \”Hitler\’s Black Victims,\” American University researcher, Dr. Clarence Lusane writes that the Africa Schau was a traveling show that began in 1936. The […]

Racism and the Whiteness Default | Opinion | Comment and Analysis | Mail & Guardian

But what does this belief of “white as right” actually mean?A deeply held conviction that is entrenched into whiteness from the moment we pass into the realm of language – is that to be human is to be white. This is where unconscious racism stems from – growing up in a world that has pushed […]

The World Needs Peace – But Not a Pax Americana | Black Agenda Report

The World Needs Peace – But Not a Pax Americana | Black Agenda Report. by Cynthia McKinney Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who last week completed a peace mission to Syria along with former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark and others, made the following remarks to the IBON IBON Conference on Democracy, Self-Determination and Liberation […]

4th World Radyo: Colonial Sociopolitics and Gender Democracy 09.12.2013 | APNS Public Radyo

Summary : TheAngryindian offers a personal stream of opinion on the issue of gender marginalisation and the intentional misuse of women and female eroticism in modern, martial-culture dominated capitalist mainstream media. This dispatch also presents the thoughts of Sexologist Dr. Gail Dames on the pornography industry and its exploitation of misogynist gender abuse and a […]

Skin-Lightening Cream is Making a Comeback-Do We Really Hate Our Dark Skin?

I’m not sure if this is a resurgence from a bygone era or something thats always been around in some shape or form. But it looks like skin-lightening cream is making a comeback. Its obviously big business in India if Vaseline is making a special product for folks in that country. But even here at […]

Colonialism in the nursery | Velociriot!

In short, the entire racial order in South Africa which sadly remained wholly intact until 1994 was predicated on this vision of significant parts of Africa within which indigenous populations were supposedly absent or minimal. From that idea of what Africa was like, the White population largely of British origin justified a number of misdeeds […]

Raising a Black Boy in America | The Parents Perspective

As a mom, I worry about how I will someday have to explain to my 5-year-old son that we don’t actually reside on Sesame Street. In fact, statistics show that the older he gets the more likely it is he will become victim of violence. I’m raising a veritable sitting duck in the society we […] : The Myth of Black African Slave Traders

Islam, Colourism and the Myth of Black African Slave TradersAfricans in the Diaspora have the challenge of rewriting a history that has been stained by years of distortions, omission and downright lies. One of the biggest challenges of rewriting this history has been the Atlantic Slave Trade, and one of the biggest sore points has […]

The mixed race bastards of our colony {reading notes} » onlineJournal | The Liberator Magazine

Like the aforementioned works, co-authors Sibo Kanobana and Kathleen Ghequière aim to provide a free space for mostly unknown testimonies of two dozen mixed-race Congolese.From Kano: “They were all people born during colonization from one black and one white parent. Some of them grew up in their families but most of them weren’t recognized by […]

Simon Callow gets inside the ‘anti-Semitic, psychotic’ head of Wagner for one-man show – Features – Theatre & Dance – The Independent

To my great surprise, I found I liked him. I thought, ‘How can you like this rampantly anti-Semitic, ruthless individual?’” Wagner’s anti-Semitism manifested itself with alarming frequency, most notably in his 1850 essay, “Judaism in Music”, in which he attempted to explain the “involuntary repellence” and “instinctive dislike” felt by others toward Jews. He later […]

Excerpt: Do American Negroes Dream of Alabaster Sheep?: An Indigenist Deconstruction of African Assimilationist Pathologies & Other Anti-Colonialist Writings | Radio Utopie

The Native then attempts to negotiate his freedom by angling between the other invading Europeans for a weaker master. In the end, these efforts fail and the Native is forced right back into servitude with the first European that claimed to own him. Just like in real life, this Native is not ignorant to the […]

Forcing down Evo Morales’s plane was an act of air piracy | John Pilger

Imagine the response from Paris, let alone the “international community”, as the governments of the west call themselves. To a chorus of baying indignation from Whitehall to Washington, Brussels to Madrid, heroic special forces would be dispatched to rescue their leader and, as sport, smash up the source of such flagrant international gangsterism. Editorials would […]

Professor Martin Bernal, ‘Black Athena’ author, dies at 76 | Cornell Chronicle

Martin Gardiner Bernal, professor emeritus of government and Near Eastern studies at Cornell and author of the widely read and debated “Black Athena” books on classical civilization, died June 9 in Cambridge, England. He was 76. Bernal taught at Cornell from 1972 until his retirement in 2001. He began as an associate professor in the […]

Racist Remark by PM Erdoğan Party Group Address 2013-06-11

The word “zenci” in Turkish is strictly used to define the skin color or race, and never for the color black, or for any other meaning or allusion. While the word “zenci” is not racist or controversial in and of itself, in this context was used as a derogatory term by PM Erdogan. Erdogan used […]