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How did I handle casual racism in Los Angeles? Awkwardly | Romesh Ranganathan | Opinion | The Guardian
“Where are you from?” he barked at me. “London,” I replied, which is what anyone from Crawley says when abroad. “No, you know what I mean. Where are you actually from?” I started to wonder if he did actually know I was from Crawley, but then realised that what he was really asking was: “Why are you brown?”
race  racism  islamophobia  comedy 
3 days ago by evilsofa
Chicks On The Right -- DNA Testing Company Admits Giving White People Fake African Ancestry To ‘Screw With Racists’
'...So if you were thinking about taking one of these, don’t. Best case scenario it doesn’t even work, worst case scenario they somehow decide you’re a “racist” and try to mess with you. -- I’m a half-hispanic conservative. I’m sure my results would mess with THEM more than they can mess with me. Kinda sorta sounds like they’re assuming white conservatives are racists, so they throw some “minority blood” in the mix to “freak ’em out.” -- Now.. I’m a “minority” conservative. According to the left, by being a conservative I’m automatically a racist, but by being a minority I automatically can’t be racist. Right?'
racism  threatnarrative 
3 days ago by adamcrowe
The ‘Alt-Right’ Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess. - The New York Times
'If the alt-right’s ideology harks back to 1940s Germany, its web design might transport you to 1990s GeoCities.'
technology  internet  altright  racism  right  trumpism 
3 days ago by thomholliday90
What if we talked about monolingual White children the way we talk about low-income children of color? – The Educational Linguist
I have written a previous post debunking the so-called language-gap. In this post I flip the script and imagine a world where interventions have been developed for monolingual White children using the same language gap discourse.


It is a well-documented fact that by the age of 5 monolingual White children will have heard 30 million fewer words in languages other than English than bilingual children of color. In addition, they will have had a complete lack of exposure to the richness of non-standardized varieties of English that characterize the homes of many children of color. This language gap increases the longer these children are in school. The question is what causes this language gap and what can be done to address it?
education  racism  language  policy 
4 days ago by verstehen
Alabama sends message: We are too broke to care about right and wrong •
John Archibald:
<p>Take a look at the 10 Alabama counties with the highest percentage of non-white registered voters. That's Macon, Greene, Sumter, Lowndes, Bullock, Perry, Wilcox, Dallas, Hale, and Montgomery, according to the Alabama Secretary of State's office. Alabama, thanks to its budgetary insanity and inanity, just opted to close driver license bureaus in eight of them. All but Dallas and Montgomery will be closed.

Closed. In a state in which driver licenses or special photo IDs are a requirement for voting.

It's not just a civil rights violation. It is not just a public relations nightmare. It is not just an invitation for worldwide scorn and an alarm bell to the Justice Department. It is an affront to the very notion of justice in a nation where one man one vote is as precious as oxygen. It is a slap in the face to all who believe the stuff we teach the kids about how all are created equal.

Every single county in which blacks make up more than 75% of registered voters will see their driver license office closed. Every one.</p>

Discovering new ways to implement racism is one of the US's growth industries.
racism  alabama 
4 days ago by charlesarthur
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'Trump is where he is because of his appeal to racism' | Sport | The Guardian
The basketball legend and social activist who counted Ali and King among his contemporaries discusses Colin Kaepernick, LaVar Ball and Trump’s America
KareemAbdulJabbar  basketball  racism  race  activism  MuhammadAli  DonaldTrump  ColinKaepernick  MartinLutherKing  interview  Guardian  2017 
4 days ago by inspiral
Crime Falls In Cities With Big Refugee Populations - CityLab
Their analysis revealed that after refugees moved in, crime usually went down. Nine out of ten cities on the list saw their property and violent crime levels decline—some by drastic amounts. In Southfield, Michigan (in bright green), for example, violent crime dropped by 77 percent between 2006 and 2015. Decatur, Georgia (in bright green), which lies outside Atlanta, saw a 62.2 percent decrease between 2007 and 2015. The lone exception was West Springfield, Massachusetts (in grey), which experienced a significant rise in crime during this time. But the town was a hotbed of opioid drug-related crime even before the refugee resettlement happened.
immigration  Latinos_+_TW  Trump  Violence_y_Power  Power_in_America  racism 
4 days ago by Jibarosoy

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