|Monday, December 18|
|·|| The Sober Racism of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto |
|Friday, October 13|
|·|| Columbus Day: No racism without capitalism, no capitalism without racism |
|Thursday, August 24|
|·|| Matthew Harrison Speaks on Colorism Research |
|Sunday, July 23|
|·|| The brutal story of British empire continues to this day |
|Monday, July 10|
|·|| French Soccer and the Future of Europe |
|Saturday, June 10|
|·|| Why White People Are Afraid |
|Tuesday, May 30|
|·|| Of Immigrants and 'Real Amurkans' |
|Tuesday, May 16|
|·|| White and Might Make Right |
|Monday, April 24|
|·|| The Absurdity (and Consistency) of White Denial |
|Wednesday, March 22|
|·|| 'Crash' and the Self-Indulgence of White America |
|Wednesday, February 22|
|·|| White Blindness: Racism on ESPN? |
|Monday, February 06|
|·|| Does the right to freedom of speech justify printing the Danish cartoons? |
|Tuesday, January 31|
|·|| Chocolate City? |
|Wednesday, January 04|
|·|| A race to the bottom |
|Wednesday, December 28|
|·|| Racism, Free Speech and the College Campus |
|Saturday, October 01|
|·|| Abort Every White Baby! |
|Saturday, September 10|
|·|| Bombed Levees and Bleeding Hearts |
|Monday, September 05|
|·|| If You have Nothing, You are Nothing |
|Thursday, September 01|
|·|| White People's Burden |
|Sunday, July 17|
|·|| 'Don't Know Much About (Black) History' |
|Racism Watch: Why White People Get Mad|
Wednesday, December 05 @ 08:16:58 AST
|By Margaret Kimberley|
December 05, 2012 - blackagendareport.com
"The Mayflower's cultural heirs are programmed to find glory in their own depravity, and savagery in their most helpless victims, who can only redeem themselves by accepting the inherent goodness of white Americans." – Glen Ford
"Most white Americans can only think of themselves and their country as the pinnacle of enlightenment and civilization."
In 2003 my Black Agenda Report colleague Glen Ford wrote "The End of American Thanksgivings: A Cause for Universal Rejoicings," a brilliant piece of commentary which cast a spotlight on the horror which inspired the holiday that came to be known as Thanksgiving. Mr. Ford documented the genocide visited upon the original inhabitants of this country which is inextricably intertwined with the Thanksgiving myth that is so revered by most Americans. The facts that he presented are easily known to anyone who cares to seek them out. The celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday is not only a celebration of slaughter but it is used to this very day to keep all Americans secure in their love of white supremacy.
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|Racism Watch: Justice, Not Drama, for Trayvon Martin|
Thursday, March 22 @ 15:33:30 AST
|By Margaret Kimberley|
March 22, 2012 - blackagendareport.com
"Al Sharpton and Michael Baisden have announced that they will attend a rally in support of the Martin family."
The shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida has thankfully become a national news story. Martin was killed as he went about his daily business, under circumstances which usually don't result in death for anyone but black people. While Martin was returning to the home of a family friend in a gated community, a "neighborhood watchman," a trigger happy rent-a-cop, shot and killed the seventeen year old. The killer's assertion of "suspicious behavior" boils down to just one thing. Martin had a black face, and that has always served as reason enough to be deemed suspicious.
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|Racism Watch: Hollywood and Race: Still Stuck in the 1950s|
Wednesday, February 22 @ 15:58:17 AST
|By Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jr.|
February 22, 2012 - counterpunch.org
This Sunday, nearly 40 million people are likely to tune in to see who captures an Oscar at the annual Academy Awards ceremonies. Winning the award can add millions to a film’s box office and supercharge the career of an actor, director, screenwriter or editor. According to the Academy’s 2009-10 fiscal year tax filing, the Oscars generated $81.3 million in revenue. This is a big deal.
It is avidly watched by the moviegoing population of this sprawling and diverse nation of more than 300 million people, and by millions more around the world. Hollywood sets styles, captures imaginations, touches dreams. Worldwide, movies provide people with much of what they think about America.
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|Racism Watch: Your House Is On Ground Zero (And Quite Without Permission)|
Sunday, September 12 @ 17:24:07 AST
|By Tim Wise|
September 07, 2010 - timwise.org
In all the rancor over whether or not one group of Muslims should be allowed to build a cultural center and worship space near the site of the 9/11 attacks -- which were committed by a separate and totally unrelated group of Muslims --there is one thing above all else that no one appears anxious to point out: namely, that for any white Christian to say "Ground Zero" is off limits to anyone is possibly the most deliciously and yet grotesquely ironic thing ever suggested.
After all, there is scarcely a square foot of land upon which we tread that is not, for someone, Ground Zero. I am sitting atop one now: a killing field for Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Creek; a graveyard in which are buried the bones -- and if no longer the bones, then surely the dust -- of peoples whose evisceration occurred not so long ago, and is still remembered by those who have not the luxury of forgetting.
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|Racism Watch: Racism, Reparations and the Politics of Blame: Pardon You|
Friday, May 07 @ 17:03:10 AST
|By Tim Wise|
May 07, 2010 - counterpunch.org
As a writer, there are times when you have something to say, and yet no particular "hook" upon which to hang the missive you are burning to release. In these moments, it is often best to wait, to hold on to the material you find so compelling, secure in the knowledge that soon enough something will happen--some personal experience or news event--that will render the intended screed relevant at long last.
Apparently, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. believes not in this sagacious advice. To wit his recent essay for the New York Times, in which he addressed the issue of reparations for slavery, imparting therein the completely unoriginal and long-recognized wisdom that Africans were implicated in the enslavement of their continental peers. This, to Gates, is a revelation of monumental proportions, which demonstrates the complexity of the slavery issue, and implacably muddies the matter of who should pay whom for the damage done. Resolving this last point is, Gates wants you to know, far more difficult than the apparently simple-minded who clamor for repair might believe.
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|Racism Watch: Why the Oscars are a Con|
Wednesday, February 10 @ 23:12:01 AST
By John Pilger|
February 10, 2010 - johnpilger.com
Why are so many films so bad? This year’s Oscar nominations are a parade of propaganda, stereotypes and downright dishonesty. The dominant theme is as old as Hollywood: America’s divine right to invade other societies, steal their history and occupy our memory. When will directors and writers behave like artists and not pimps for a world view devoted to control and destruction?
I grew up on the movie myth of the Wild West, which was harmless enough unless you happened to be a native American. The formula is unchanged. Self-regarding distortions present the nobility of the American colonial aggressor as a cover for massacre, from the Philippines to Iraq. I only fully understood the power of the con when I was sent to Vietnam as a war reporter. The Vietnamese were “gooks” and “Indians” whose industrial murder was preordained in John Wayne movies and sent back to Hollywood to glamourise or redeem.
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|Racism Watch: In South Africa, Apartheid is Dead, But White Supremacy Lingers On|
Wednesday, June 10 @ 09:40:52 AST
|By Robert Jensen|
June 9, 2009 - counterpunch.org
Apartheid is dead in South Africa, but a new version of white supremacy lives on.
"During apartheid the racism of white people was up front, and we knew what we were dealing with. Now white people smile at us, but for most black people the unemployment and grinding poverty and dehumanizing conditions of everyday life haven't changed," a black South African told me. "So, what kind of commitment to justice is under that smile?"
This community activist in Cape Town said that, ironically, the end of South's Africa's apartheid system of harsh racist segregation and exploitation has in some ways made it more difficult to agitate for social justice today. As he offered me his views on the complex politics of his country, Nkwame Cedile, a field worker for People's Health Movement, expressed a frustration that I heard often in my two weeks in the country: Yes, the brutality of apartheid ended in 1994 with free elections, but the white-supremacist ideas that had animated apartheid and the racialized distribution of wealth it was designed to justify didn't magically evaporate.
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|Israel-Palestine: Durban II: Politicizing Racism|
Tuesday, March 17 @ 17:35:29 AST
|By Ramzy Baroud|
March 12, 2009
Many countries are set to participate in the Conference against Racism, scheduled to be held in Geneva, April 20-25. But the highly touted international meet is already marred with disagreement after Israel, the United States and other countries decided not to participate. Although the abstention of four or more countries is immaterial to the proceedings, the US decision in particular was meant to render the conference 'controversial', at best.
The US government's provoking stance is not new, but a repetition of another fiasco which took place in Durban, South Africa in 2001.
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|Racism Watch: The State of Black America: From Oscar Grant to Barack Obama|
Friday, January 16 @ 05:06:04 AST
|By Ron Jacobs|
January 15, 2009
I was out in Oakland, CA. this past weekend for a friend's birthday. Naturally, I visited Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley--my old stomping grounds--while I was there. Things have changed there while remaining the same. The area is certainly much more ethnically diverse. Gentrification has slithered in, but its presence is quite minimal when compared to other sections of Berkeley, Oakland or San Francisco.
Peoples Park looks better than it has in years, with its native plant life dominating the east and west ends of that small piece of turf where so many battles have been fought. Doorways that used to shelter street people have been blocked off and some benches have been removed from areas where those same folks used to relax.
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|Inside U.S.A.: Jeremiah Wright Delivers the Knockout Punch|
Thursday, May 01 @ 08:16:33 AST
|by Mike Whitney|
April 29, 2008
Reverend Jeremiah Wright appeared on PBS Bill Moyers Journal on Friday night and delivered a knockout punch to the bully-boys in the corporate media. It was an impressive performance that left the political assassins over at FOX News choking on their sausage-rolls. Wright showed that he is neither a fanatic nor an “America hater”; just an extremely well-read and principled man with an unshakable commitment to justice. Wright has also paid his dues; he's an ex-Marine who served in Vietnam when most of his critics were either hiding behind their student deferments or languishing in the "Champagne Unit" of the Texas National Guard. He's earned the right to say whatever he chooses.
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|Racism Watch: Apart from the noose, this is an everyday story of modern America|
Thursday, September 20 @ 01:50:14 AST
|The racial tensions which flared in a small southern town have laid bare the bias infecting the nation's justice system|
By Gary Younge
September 17, 2007
The Guardian UK
The four-hour drive from New Orleans to Jena takes you over long bridges, across still bayoux and deep into the remote backwoods of Louisiana. It's a journey that starts in the city that has become a byword for racial division and infrastructural neglect, following Hurricane Katrina. It then heads north-west through Opelousas where, as in so much of the south, people are literally segregated to death. There are two Catholic churches in the centre of town - Holy Ghost, for African Americans, and St Landry, for whites. In between is the cemetery where, by law and then by custom, blacks and whites have been buried according to their race - separate and finally equal, if only in the afterlife. And finally, it lands in the small town of Jena, surrounded by forests of pine where, it seems, even the flora can be racialised.
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|Racism Watch: When a hate crime can't be called a hate crime|
Thursday, September 13 @ 19:28:23 AST
|by Mary Shaw|
September 12, 2007
Earlier this week, I learned about the case of a young black woman in West Virginia who had been kidnapped and tortured for several days. According to CBS News, "Megan William, 20, was forced to eat rat and dog feces and drink from a toilet. She was sexually assaulted, doused with hot water, choked with a cable cord and stabbed in the leg, according to criminal complaints."
Talk about man's inhumanity to man!
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|Racism Watch: The legacy of Frantz Fanon|
Wednesday, May 23 @ 09:32:22 AST
|Sheila McGregor looks back at the |
life and work of the radical psychiatrist
May 22, 2007 : socialistworker.co.uk
The World Social Forum in Kenya earlier this year was marked by a resurgence of interest in the ideas of Frantz Fanon, a thinker whose works have for many years been neglected.
Fanon was a North African writer and psychiatrist who became famous in the 1960s for his radical critique of colonial racism and its impact on colonised people.
His devastating description of how racism destroyed people, not only physically, but also in terms of their mental and emotional lives, inspired leaders of the Black Power movement in US.
But Fanon's name was also inseparable from his most controversial and uncompromising stance – his defence of the right of colonised people to use violence in their fight for liberation.
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|Racism Watch: Egyptians, not Greeks were true fathers of medicine|
Monday, May 14 @ 04:53:09 AST
|by Staff Writers|
Manchester, UK (SPX) May 11, 2007
Source: University of Manchester
Scientists examining documents dating back 3,500 years say they have found proof that the origins of modern medicine lie in ancient Egypt and not with Hippocrates and the Greeks.
The research team from the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at The University of Manchester discovered the evidence in medical papyri written in 1,500BC – 1,000 years before Hippocrates was born.
"Classical scholars have always considered the ancient Greeks, particularly Hippocrates, as being the fathers of medicine but our findings suggest that the ancient Egyptians were practising a credible form of pharmacy and medicine much earlier," said Dr Jackie Campbell.
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|Racism Watch: Imus and White Privilege: Don't Blame Rap Music|
Sunday, April 15 @ 12:08:46 AST
April 15, 2007
We are witnessing an attempt to portray Don Imus as a victim of a Black conspiracy and hypocrisy. Apparently many commentators want to make Africans complicit in Don Imus' racist, sexist and homophobic conduct.
Don Imus is a racist and not much different from most other Whites.
Just because Whites have been hearing some Rap and Hip Hop artists using the terms 'ho' and 'nigga', making statements about their 'ghetto' disposition when relating to each other, this does not mean that Whites should use such terms to or about Africans, including in jest. I never met one White person who was unclear about this. But because Imus, a White icon, crossed the line and had to pay (temporarily, as Whites are already supporting him), Whites are suddenly pretending that they do not understand the difference. Whites should know that because of racism, Africans have been experimenting with different ways to create enclaves for themselves. Rap was born out of this.
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