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Statues of Confederate soldiers across the South were cheaply mass-produced in the North — Quartz
One of the leading manufacturers was the Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, which specialized in a cast zinc it called “white bronze” (a light gray or pale blue color). In 2015, the Associated Press dug into the company’s history: It sold life-size statues for just $450 and larger eight-and-a-half foot versions for $750. Commissioning marble or granite statues, meanwhile, would have cost tens of thousands of dollars.
history  capitalism  racism 
12 hours ago by campylobacter
#NotAllWhitePeople, The Quiz – The Establishment
Great place to check in and see exactly what you have to work on.
allies  racism  notallx 
12 hours ago by shadowspar
Hate Symbols Database | ADL
This database provides an overview of many of the symbols most frequently used by a variety of white supremacist groups and movements, as well as some other types of hate groups.
hatesymbols  racism  america  neonazi  symbols  reference  ADL 
13 hours ago by laurenipsum
Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy | Southern Poverty Law Center
Across the South, communities began taking a critical look at many other symbols honoring the Confederacy and its icons — statues and monuments; city seals; the names of streets, parks and schools; and even official state holidays. There have been more than 100 attempts at the state and local levels to remove the symbols or add features to provide more historical context.

Following the Charleston massacre, the Southern Poverty Law Center launched an effort to catalog and map Confederate place names and other symbols in public spaces, both in the South and across the nation. This study, while far from comprehensive, identified a total of 1,503.*
history  racism  splc  study  statistics 
13 hours ago by laurenipsum
Germany's history
Contrast with America and the Confederacy
confederacy  america  racism  nazis  germany  history  memorial 
13 hours ago by nelson
A Five-Step Toolkit for Dealing with White Supremacists in the Era of Trump - Ms. Magazine Blog
There are only two ways to stop a neo-Nazi from ramming a car into a crowd of people: find and defuse him before he gets behind the wheel, or set up traffic-control barriers around the perimeter. If you’re doing peace-keeping at a large protest action, try to focus not on the loudest antagonists but on the guys who seem most frustrated, because those are the ones we need to defuse.

Most of the time, we’re dealing with individual bigots or a small group of harassers. There are many specific intervention techniques that work in one-on-one and small-group incidents, without escalating. So don’t just get upset—do something that works.

Here’s a tested tool-kit of five successful intervention options for the next time a bigot with an attitude starts to go off.
resources  directaction  howtorespond  howtohelp  racism  msmagazine 
13 hours ago by laurenipsum

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