Category Racism & BIas

#WhiteLivesMatter Domestic Terrorist Planned to Kill Jews ‘In the Spirit of Dylann Roof’

FBI: White Supremacist Says He Planned to Kill Jews ‘In the Spirit of Dylann Roof’ – The Daily Beast – McDowell had already been convicted on multiple felony charges of animal abuse, violent burglary, larceny, drugs, and assault. During his time in prison for those offenses, police said he developed connections to white supremacists. According […]

proudblacksista: Return our People | Ramblings…

Return our People | Ramblings… – They, being the museums, tell us that they are not the owners of these remains, but the keepers of them until they can be handed back to the families and communities to have a burial or to be housed in somewhere safe. But these people and the hair samples […]

To White Folks That Have Never Seen Super Light Skinned Negros Before

So, this is me. No makeup, no sorcery. This picture is a few years old. Nothing has changed. I suppose what they really mean when they think/say that I’m not black is that I don’t inspire their racist fears about black people. Or they could mean that black people don’t have certain looks. Not REAL […]

Whites see blacks as superhuman: Strength, speed, pain tolerance, and the magical negro.

Adam Waytz of Northwestern University and Kelly Marie Hoffman and Sophie Trawalter of the University of Virginia report the results of several studies on this subject in an upcoming issue of Social Psychological and Personality Science. In one experiment, white Internet users were shown a white face and a black face and asked to decide: […]

PressTV-For 35 yrs in prison without conviction

PressTV-For 35 yrs in prison without conviction – A mentally ill African American man has spent more than three decades in the US state of Texas without conviction, a defense attorney says. Jerry Hartfield, 59, has been jailed for over 35 years despite his original murder conviction being thrown out from being found guilty, defense […]

Ex-Black Panther Leader Elaine Brown Slams Stanley Nelson’s ‘Condemnable’ Documentary – The Daily Beast

As an aside, to answer any charge that my condemnation of this film arises from the fact that Nelson tossed most of his interview with me onto the cutting room floor, I note that my autobiography, A Taste of Power, my own Black Panther story, has never gone out of print and was just picked […]

Zanj Rebellion – Wikipedia

Zanj Rebellion – The Zanj Rebellion or the Negro Rebellion was the culmination of series of small revolts. It took place near the city of Basra, located in present-day southern Iraq, over a period of fifteen years (AD 869–883). The insurrection is believed to have involved enslaved Bantus (Zanj) that had originally been captured from […]

European Racism : Nigger, are you crazy? Hoe vernietig je de zwarte identiteit? – NRC Handelsblad

Nigger, are you crazy? Hoe vernietig je de zwarte identiteit? – NRC Handelsblad van vrijdag 31 juli 2015 — Amerika, vooral blank Amerika, leefde een paar jaar in een droom. Een nieuwe tijd was aangebroken, waarin de oude problematische rassenverhoudingen er niet meer toe deden. Het aantreden van Barack Obama, de eerste zwarte president, onderstreepte […]

What Should be Done About Rikers Island’s Dark Fugitive Slave History? – CityLab

[Uploaded on Aug 4, 2011 –> An artificial island, a solid waste landfill, Rikers is the world’s largest penal colony. Incarcerating over 130,000 NY’ers a year, Rikers is a key component to the NYPD’s community policing strategy. Arrest a lot of young people, build long rap sheets, and keep people moving through the system with […]

Inside the Twisted Mind of John Russell Houser – The Daily Beast

Inside the Twisted Mind of John Russell Houser – The Daily Beast. Houser’s posts on the site were made in early 2014. In one about Golden Dawn, he called the group “a legitimate effort to solve problems.” “The leaders of the group are in fact leaders,” he wrote. “Intelligent, well spoken, and exercising good faith.” […]

Black Time Travel | Civil Rights historians ignore this group because they actually defended themselves

The Deacons are a segment of the larger tradition of Black Power in the United States. This tradition began with the inception of African slavery in the U.S. and with the use of Africans as chattel slaves in the Western Hemisphere. Stokely Carmichael defines Black Power as: “The goal of black self-determination and black self-identity—Black […]

BlackCommentator.com – July 02, 2015 – Issue 613 Cover Story: Has the Neo-Confederacy Fallen? – A Commentary on Twenty-Three Years of Fighting the Neo-Confederate Movement By Ed Sebesta, BC Guest Commentator

People expect a racist to be a marginal individual, rude, belligerent, spouting racial slurs and can comfort themselves that they must not be racist since they are not like that. I was discomforting. Newspapers, major dailies, liberal magazines and other publications were resolutely not interested.So I continued to research year after year, purchasing all the […]

Was Race a Factor in Sterling Case? | Consortiumnews

Five months ago, in court, prosecutors kept claiming that Sterling’s pursuit of the racial-bias lawsuit showed a key “motive” for providing classified information to journalist James Risen. The government’s case at the highly problematic trial was built entirely on circumstantial evidence. Lacking anything more, the prosecution hammered on ostensible motives, telling the jury that Sterling’s […]

Why Henry Louis Gates Helped Ben Affleck Hide Slavery In Family Past | The New Republic

The email making that request of Sony Pictures co-chairman and chief executive Michael Lynton didn’t come from Affleck or his representatives. It came directly from Gates, the Harvard professor and host. “Here’s my dilemma: confidentially, for the first time, one of our guests has asked us to edit out something about one of his ancestors—the […]

Black artist will burn, bury the Confederate flag across the South on Memorial Day | theGrio

John Sims, an artist from Sarasota, Florida, is honoring the constitutional right of self-expression by staging burnings and burials of the Rebel flag, that troublesome symbol of the Old South that many, particularly African-Americans, associate with slavery, white supremacy and state-sponsored terrorism and lynchings. “We are in America, and people have the right to fly […]

I became a black woman in Spokane. But, Rachel Dolezal, I was a black girl first | Alicia Walters | Comment is free | The Guardian

Dolezal’s specious claims to black ancestry and faux black identity could not have been sustained and she would not have been able to pass if black womanhood were seen and understood as more than skin – or weave – deep. Wearing black womanhood was apparently even enough for Dolezal’s “fellow” black leaders in Spokane, Washington, […]

Kalief Browder suicide a call to action against U.S. justice system | CBCNews.ca Mobile

The deck may have been stacked against Browder in other ways, too. Black men 18 and 19 years old are nine times more likely to be incarcerated than their white counterparts, according to Amnesty International. “Kalief’s case tragically represents the intersection of so many issues that plague our justice system,” said Jasmine Heiss, senior campaigner […]

Pregnant Woman Jailed, Forced To Give Birth In Solitary Confinement, Baby Dies In Cell | The Afrikan Voice

Nicole Guerrero is now suing the police. According to a federal lawsuit she filed, Nicole Guerrero explains that “Wichita County denied [her] access to reasonable medical care … ignored her obvious signs of labor and constant requests for medical assistance, failed to conduct a physical examination … when she began to display obvious signs of […]

Jeffrey Sterling vs. the CIA: An Untold Story of Race and Retribution | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

As early as 2000, Sterling was reaching out toward Capitol Hill about his concerns. He received a positive response from House member Julian Dixon (D-Calif.), a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, who expressed interest in pursuing the matter of racial discrimination at the CIA and contacted the agency about his case, Sterling says. […]

Documentary — INNER CITY BLEACHERS OF KINGSTON JAMAICA

KINGSTON JAMAICA INNER CITY BLEACHERS – THIS IS A DOCUMENTARY ON WOMEN & MEN IN JAMAICA THAT HAVE SELF HATRED FOR THEMSELVES TO THE POINT THAT THEY USE CHEMICALS TO BLEACH THEIR SKIN TO THE POINT THAT IT’S PERMANENTLY DAMAGED. via ▶ INNER CITY BLEACHERS OF KINGSTON JAMAICA – YouTube.

Black Folks, It’s Time To Stop Taking Care Of White Peopl | Shadow and Act

When are we going to have a ‘town hall on racism’ that addresses how a jury of women, predominantly white women (and mothers!), don’t identify with a black child? I need to know how that happened. I need to understand that. And I want white people to explain it to me. Before someone starts railing […]

The trigger-happiest of them all | SocialistWorker.org

Among its 48 findings and 91 recommendations, the report concluded that: Training of PPD officers is insufficient and contradictory; most officers involved in shootings aren’t interviewed until three or more months after the incident; and communities don’t trust the police. “Incidents involving discourtesy, use of force and allegations of bias by PPD officers leave segments […]

Internet Racists Pose as Looting Black Protesters on Twitter to Smear the Baltimore Uprising – LGF Pages

Vice’s Motherboard blog first reported on the tweets, calling attention to the fact that the users behind them seem like obvious trolls. The site notes that all of the tweets “contain numerous references to the Ayy Team, a group of online trolls, 8chan, an anonymous online message board similar to 4chan, and Gamergate.” Still, they’ve […]

Palestinians, Blacks, and Jews Living in a World of Trauma | David A. Love

The most prominent pro-Israel lobbying group is reportedly courting students at historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, and predominantly Latino institutions. And its goal is to build a coalition of black elites who will proclaim that Israel is not racist, as they attack pro-Palestinian rights groups in the U.S. As survivors of slavery and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Baltimore Police Union Boss Inflames Tension With ‘Lynch Mob’ Remark; ‘Rough Ride’ Alleged – The Root

Ryan heaped fuel on an already tense situation when he said protesters were acting “like a lynch mob,” as he vigorously defended the police officers involved in Gray’s brutal arrest that resulted in his death. William Murphy, the Grays’ lawyer, demanded an immediate apology. Murphy told the Sun that it’s unfathomable that Ryan could call […]