Category Prejudice

I’m Black and Egyptian, Not White

Mostafa Hefny has been fighting the US government for decades to be classified as black. The US erroneously classifies all Egyptians as white. Hefny has faced discrimination and ridicule for his quest to be classified as black. Yet he makes his case for the authentic blackness of ancient Egypt and challenges the historical falsehoods that […]

News786-Fox News’ white anchor launches `smear Freddie Gray’ campaign

“Freddie was one of those ones where a lot of times, he would put on that show in the streets, but you would bring him into the station and he was a great witness,” the officer said. “I mean, he helped the department solve many crimes and different acts of violence. So it wasn’t uncommon […]

Who Do I Root For, Mayweather the Woman-Beater or Pacquiao the Philandering Homophobe? – The Daily Banter

Still, there’s one more thing to consider here: Mayweather’s history with Pacquiao. In 2010, during a really ill-advised Ustream video he created while surrounded by his entourage — after negotiations to get a Mayweather/Pacquiao fight off the ground had again broken down — Mayweather opened his mouth and said this: “We’re going to cook that little yellow […]

Ted Cruz accuses Obama, first black president, of inflaming racial tensions | US news | The Guardian

Cruz placed blame for the phenomenon not on the seemingly constant high-profile cases in which unarmed black men have been killed by police officers since Eric Garner was killed in July 2014, but on the president.Obama has faced the criticism before. Some supporters during his first presidential run said he was too slow to talk […]

Police: Maybe Freddie Gray Severed His Own Spine! | Crooks and Liars

A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to a police document obtained by The Washington Post. The prisoner, who is currently in jail, was separated from Gray […]

The New Black, bullets and racism – Black Politics on the Web

As I stand in line at the Super America, the man ahead of me uses a credit card to pay for his gas; the clerk smiles, the transaction happens and its over. My turn to pay and I use my credit card…the clerk tells me, “We’ve had a lot of fraud here, and can I […]

Exclusive Video: Violence Inside Rikers – The New Yorker

Last year, the office of Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District, released a report denouncing the horrific conditions in the adolescent jail on Rikers, describing it as a place that “seems more inspired by Lord of the Flies than any legitimate philosophy of humane detention.” Browder experienced this firsthand during the many months […]

The Skin I’m In: I’ve been interrogated by police more than 50 times—all because I’m black

The cops stopped me anywhere they saw me, particularly at night. Once, as I was walking through the laneway behind my neighbourhood pizza parlour, two officers crept up on me in their cruiser. “Don’t move,” I whispered to myself, struggling to stay calm as they got out of their vehicle. When they asked me for […]

Einstein: The Negro Question (1946) | On Being

The ancient Greeks also had slaves. They were not Negroes but white men who had been taken captive in war. There could be no talk of racial differences. And yet Aristotle, one of the great Greek philosophers, declared slaves inferior beings who were justly subdued and deprived of their liberty. It is clear that he […]

Fourth World Radyo: 500 More Years of White Racist Colonialism And Abuse? | APNS Public Radyo

Summary: TheAngryindian offers his thoughts on the daylight, public execution of Walter Scott by a murderous United States police officer in the American South; his disgust at the unforgivable colonialist disrespect and institutional misogyny shown by the Euro-settler Canadian justice system to the loss of First Nations #MMIW victim, Sister Cindy Gladue and some brief comments on the Death-by-Neglect […]

Jersey Cops Let K9 Maul Man to Death, Then Try to Steal the Video – The Daily Beast

Philadelphia’s NBC10 station reported that the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office said White, the father of three, was transported to a local hospital for “respiratory distress,” where he was declared dead, despite efforts to revive him.The person who shot the footage, which is from a phone, is shown being approached by police, saying, “I need your […]

“They Couldn’t Take My Soul”: Anthony Ray Hinton on His Exoneration After 30 Years on Death Row | Democracy Now!

Days after being exonerated and freed from an Alabama prison, Anthony Ray Hinton recounts how he got through nearly 30 years on death row as an innocent man. Hinton was convicted of murdering two fast-food managers in separate robberies in 1985, based on scant evidence that later turned out to be false. Hinton is said […]

Florida Prison Employees Arrested in Alleged Plot to Murder Black Former Inmate | Hatewatch

The Florida case is the latest instance of KKK members holding positions of authority in law enforcement and the criminal justice system in Florida and elsewhere. Although such cases were once fairly common, they are very unusual in recent years. There have been a number of cases over the years of racist prison guards, a […]

Black Activists Rising Against Cuts. (BARAC): Racist Britain First Declares War on Black and Anti-Racist Activists

Black Activists Rising Against Cuts. (BARAC): Racist Britain First Declares War on Black and Anti-Racist Activists – We consider the fact that Britain First has now targeted black and anti-racist leadership to be a serious escalation. This decision by Britain First will have profound implications for black and anti -racist leadership in the UK. We […]

Gamers boos op spel dat huidskleur avatar verandert | Tech | de Volkskrant

Niet iedereen wijst het besluit af om de huidskleur willekeurig te veranderen. ‘Als we onszelf konden veranderen, zouden we allemaal gespierd witte mannen zijn met waarschijnlijk indrukwekkende baarden’, merkt een speler met het pseudoniem DerDuderich op. ‘Ik kan niet wachten op meer huid- en haartonen. En vrouwen.’ Volgens een Amerikaanse studie uit 2014 spelen blanke […]

A prosecutor apologizes for his role in putting an innocent man on death row

In March 2014, after prosecutors and Ford’s attorneys filed motions to vacate his conviction, the state district court ordered his release. However, more than a year later, Ford is still fighting the state for compensation. He’s also facing an advanced cancer diagnosis. Stroud knows all of this. He says he knows now that Ford was […]

TV Pilots 2015: Ethnic Casting Trend Hits Peak | Deadline

But, as is the case with any sea change, the pendulum might have swung a bit too far in the opposite direction. Instead of opening the field for actors of any race to compete for any role in a color-blind manner, there has been a significant number of parts designated as ethnic this year, making them off-limits for Caucasian […]

African women and skin bleaching: The case of singer Mshoza | InformAfrica.com

The pantsula queen also stupendously told Sunday Sun the following: “I love the fact that I look younger and my skin is clear. I want to be like Michael Jackson. I know that black is beautiful. I don’t hate being black. I’m just enhancing my beauty. I loved myself when I was dark, and I […]

Lawyers for CIA Leaker Cite Selective Prosecution After Petraeus Plea Deal – The Intercept

In January, Sterling was convicted by a jury on nine criminal counts, including violations of the Espionage Act, for leaking classified information to Times reporter James Risen about a CIA effort to undermine Iran’s nuclear program. Sterling is to be sentenced in April and faces a maximum sentence of decades in jail. In a statement […]

Black Students at Berkeley Want a Hall Renamed After Assata Shakur – The Root

The black student union at Berkeley would like Barrows Hall to be renamed “Shakur Hall.” “We want the renaming for someone—Assata Shakur—who we feel … represents us as black students,” Cori McGowens, spokesman for the school’s black student union, said. “We’re at a crisis on campus.” McGowens says that black students at Berkeley are isolated […]

Austin Police Investigate ‘Exclusively For White People’ Stickers On Businesses – keyetv.com Austin News, Weather, Traffic KEYE-TV Austin – Top Stories

Austin Police are now assisting in the investigation. Police sources say that if someone is caught posting these stickers, they will face graffiti charges.Austin Police are expected to give a statement on the investigation this afternoon.The city released this statement, ” Between midnight and 7 a.m. today, a number of local businesses in East Austin […]

Bill Burr Slams Michelle Obama For Role In #BringBackOurGirls Movement

Burr said, She’s sitting there holding up those hashtags, “BringBackOurGirls”” Remember that hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. That blew my mind, like why are you asking me that, I am a stand up comedian. Like what am I going to do to get back the girls. Why don’t you look across the dinner table, you see that guy? […]

Blog Wars: The Daily Stormer and its Racist Frenemies | Hatewatch

Anglin has also taken a beating on Stormfront, the first hate site on the web. He’s been attacked by Stormfront posters in a thread called “Why the Hatred for Andrew Anglin?” for “his race-mixing past” and for being an “infiltrator.” Another post claims that Anglin has been banned from Stormfront. A call to the site’s […]

Piers Morgan: ‘The N-word should be whipped like a slave’ | The Voice Online

In the column, Morgan said: “The N-word is a grotesque, odious, evil stain on the English language. It symbolises everything multi-cultural America has fought so hard to move on from – white-run, imperialist, violent, sexually malevolent barbarism.” Morgan makes some observant points, backed up with research and statistics, and many readers may deem his call […]

Civil rights movement history: The long tradition of black Americans taking up arms to defend themselves against racial violence.

In his new book, 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back, David F. Krugler, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville, looks at the actions of people like Jones and Davis, who resisted white incursions against the black community through the press, the courts, and armed defensive action. The year […]

Ezkool | Seattle Police Issues Apology to 69 Year Old Black Vet for Arresting Him For No Reason

“You just swung that golf club at me,” Whitlatch yells. “No, I did not!” exclaims the shocked pedestrian. Whitlatch is heard telling the man that he is being recorded and videotaped, but review of that recording led the Seattle police department to issue the apology, as no threats were ever made to the officer. The arrest […]

Jim Crow lynchings more widespread than first thought, report concludes | World news | The Guardian

“The trauma and anguish that lynchings and racial violence created in this country continues to haunt us and to contaminate race relations and our criminal justice system in too many places across the country,” it concluded. The report, titled Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, is the result of nearly five years […]

The day I called Malcolm X to fight racism in Birmingham’s white only pubs – Mirror Online

“We went to the Blue Gate Pub,” says the dad-of-two. “It was notorious in those days for racism. Black people were only served in the bar room and weren’t allowed in the lounge or smoke room. “Indian and Asian people were only served out of glasses with a handle. The plain glasses were for white […]

Rape and HIV as Weapons of War – United Nations University

While the history of wars and conflicts is replete with systematic incidents of sexual violence against vulnerable women, modern-day wars have witnessed large-scale indiscriminate deployment of rape as a “weapon” of war by combatants. In recent armed conflicts — such as in the former Yugoslavia, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, the Central […]

The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality’s Never Far Away

Here is the photograph. Take a good look at Jesse Washington’s stiffened body tied to the tree. He had been sentenced to death for the murder of a white woman. No witnesses saw the crime; he allegedly confessed but the truth of the allegations would never be tested. The grand jury took just four minutes […]