Category Racism & BIas

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 […]

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 […]

SCLC director calls on black families to arm themselves | www.ajc.com

The remarks came one week after 23-year-old Goodyear employee Nicholas Thomas was fatally shot by Smyrna police serving an arrest warrant on a probation violation. Police say Thomas tried to run them over in a customer’s Maserati, though lawyers hired by the dead man’s family have challenged the official account. Earlier this month 27-year-old Anthony […]

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 […]

Weeks Before His Appearance At NRA Meeting, Ted Nugent Calls Another Black Man A “Mongrel” | Blog | Media Matters for America

Nugent, who is a conservative columnist and spokesperson for the Outdoor Channel, previously caused widespread controversy after calling President Obama a “subhuman mongrel.” Nugent’s racially charged attack on Sharpton comes weeks before he is scheduled to appear at the NRA’s annual meeting, which will be held April 10 through 12 in Nashville, Tennessee. On April […]

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 […]

RACE TRAITOR Fall 2003 | The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to “White Anti-Racists”

First, one must realize that whiteness is a structure of domination. As such, there is nothing redeemable or reformable about whiteness. Intellectuals, scholars and activists, especially those who are non- white, have drawn our attention to this for years. For example, people such as Malcolm X, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ida […]

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 […]

Rodner Figueroa Fired From Univision: ‘Sal y Pimienta’ Host Axed After Michelle Obama Racist Comments

The Venezuelan-host was let go following comments about Michelle Obama. Figueroa made remarks about the First Lady of the U.S. saying “she looked like she was from the ‘Planet of the Apes.’” Javier Ceriani posted the video of the moment, which you can watch down below. Figueroa’s biography does not appear on the Univision “talent” […]

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 […]

Garbage man sent to jail for picking up trash too early | Atlanta

“Fines don’t seem to work,” Riley said. “The only thing that seems to stop the activity is actually going to jail.” Riley says 911 lights up when trash haulers come before 7 a.m. McGill, who didn’t have an attorney with him when he was sentenced, is serving his time on the weekend. His new attorney […]

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 […]

Ron Paul: Black lawmakers oppose war because they want the money for food stamps – Salon.com

“I was always annoyed with it in Congress because we had an anti-war unofficial group, a few libertarian Republicans and generally the Black Caucus and others did not — they are really against war because they want all of that money to go to food stamps for people here,” Paul told Rockwell.Paul proceeded to criticize […]

“Jigaboo”

Fox 8’s Kristi Capel Dropped “Jigaboo” On Air This Morning | Scene and Heard: Scene’s News Blog | Cleveland Scene via “Jigaboo”.

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 […]

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 […]

The History Of Lynching In America Is Worse Than You Think, Says Study

He cited racial differences in reactions to last year’s shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, by a white police officer. The group said the report was aimed at spurring Americans to face the lasting impact of their history. It also would like to see historical markers placed across the South to […]

Netanyahu and His Wife Are Being Sued For ‘Racist and Physical Abuse’ of African Bodyguard and Maid

The lawsuit was just filed with Jerusalem district labour court. Mr Naftali explains in the suit that he worked for 20 months at the Balfour Street residence. During that time, he describes one particularly disturbing incident when Mrs Netanyahu complained him about a Shabbat meal. “We are sophisticated Europeans,” she explained to the Moroccan-descended Naftali. […]

Video: Seattle Police Jail Elderly Military Veteran for “Walking in Seattle While Black” | Slog

On the video, Officer Whitlatch can be heard insisting that the recording would show Wingate swinging his golf club at her and hitting a stop sign with it. According to the SPD, there exists no video to back up this claim. (SPD did not make Whitlatch available for comment.) “The allegation that he swung at […]

DNA Exonerates Man Who Served Nearly 40 Years For Murder : The Two-Way : NPR

“The expert said none of the evidence collected in the case — hair, DNA and fingerprints — belonged to Sledge. A key jailhouse informant had also recanted his story, saying authorities promised him leniency in his own case for his trial testimony against Sledge. “A district attorney who was not originally involved apologized to Sledge […]

VIDEO: Ex-Navy SEAL Pretends To ‘Choke Out’ Obama

The former Navy SEAL made national headlines in March when he was shot by what he described as three black assailants. Then he was in the news again in September when prosecutors alleged he’d lied to police about the ordeal. So maybe Heben was letting off some steam in December when he posted a video […]

Race, Leaks and Prosecution at the CIA – disinformation

Harlow, who ran the CIA press office, testified that Sterling came to mind soon after New York Times reporter James Risen first called him, on April 3, 2003, about the highly secret Operation Merlin, a CIA program that provided faulty nuclear weapon design information to Iran.Harlow testified that he tried to dissuade Risen without confirming […]

Britain First Kiss Goodbye Any Credibility With Facebook Post On ‘Muslim Obama’ Conspiracy

In response to the absence of a United States contingent at the huge solidarity march in Paris on Sunday, the pseudo-political group joined the ranks of fully signed up conspiracy theorists with an explanation that would make Donald Trump blush: Post by Britain First. Latching on to a conspiracy theory more than a decade after it was […]

Blog | Is South Carolina’s Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Christian? Is ISIS Islamic? Who gets to decide? | A Different World Blog | MyrtleBeachOnline.com

Question: If bad actors can define Islam, can they also define Christianity? South Carolina is home to a group called the Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a domestic terror group that goes back about a century and a half. If ISIS is Islam, why isn’t the KKK Christian? That alone should put to […]

#WrongfullyConvicted Brothers Win $17,000,000 Settlement From NYC – The Root

According to the Post, approximately 70 of the homicide detective’s murder convictions are currently under investigation by the district attorney, who is probing allegations of coerced testimony, false confessions and hiding exculpatory evidence. The Post reports that most of Scarcella’s convictions rested on the testimony of a Teresa Gomez, a prostitute with a known drug […]

Two Ohio Cops Suspended With Pay Over ‘I Hate N***ers, I’ll Stab A Coon’ Texts

WHIO-TV reports that it was NAACP Dayton President Derrick Forward who brought the racist texts to light. He would not reveal how he got them or the names of anyone who may have provided them. The shocking comments included the following. “I hate n***ers. That is all. “I’ll stab a coon. “What do apples and black people have […]