Browsing All posts tagged under »Racism«

A passing ignorance

March 28, 2013

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A few days ago I overheard someone say they never come to Downtown Sacramento its too dangerous.  For someone who has lived in San Francisco and New York and frequently visit other large cities this is laughable. Not that I would, but you could eat of the streets downtown Sacramento.  This isn’t true of  San […]

“Controversy In Stockholm” Racist Cake

April 20, 2012

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A Brussels-based anti-racism group has condemned Swedish culture minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth for cutting a “racist” cake at a Stockholm art museum, demanding the government issue a formal public apology. “This incident is deeply insulting to people who suffer racist taunts on a daily basis and to women affected by female genital mutilation,” Chibo Onyeji, chair of the […]

‘Your baby looks like Saddam Hussein’

January 19, 2012

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        MIGRATION BOARD OUTRAGE   An administrator at the Swedish Migration Board  is facing disciplinary action after telling a family of Iraqi asylum seekers that their newborn baby looked like Saddam Hussein. The man, who has worked at the agency for 30 years, is also under investigation for physically assaulting a female […]

Singer Kelis called a Slave in Britain?

September 14, 2011

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  Singer Kelis has accused Britain of being racially backward after claiming she was abused because of her skin colour while queueing at a London airport. She used her Twitter account to describe her ordeal which saw her clash with a “red faced sweaty man” and being called a “slave”, “probably a disgusting Nigerian”, and that an official behind […]

Jena Six, Louisiana Town Moves On, Five Years Later

September 7, 2011

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JENA, La. — This small Louisiana town doesn’t look much different than it did five years ago: The same small businesses open their doors six days a week, except for Sundays, when most people head to Jena’s many churches. The upcoming high school football season is the main topic of conversation. Things have mostly gotten […]

The Rioting in London…. and why the US should pay CLOSE attention

August 9, 2011

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Last weekend Mark Duggan 29, was killed in a taxi in London.  Mr Duggan was named as the founder of the Star Gang .    Today,London’s  Independent Police Complaint Commission’s reports said, Mr Duggan did not fire a shot at police officers before they killed him. Releasing the initial findings of ballistics tests, the police watchdog said […]

Random Racism in Reno

July 13, 2011

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Who and What is a Racist?  An individual who has made a generalization  or assumption based on race.   I do not believe anyone is totally exempt from this from time to time. Reno Nevada is one of my favorite getaways, I love the drive through the Sierra’s, I particularly like the drive in the winter, every thing is white. […]

How states are rigging the 2012 election

June 20, 2011

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These statutes are not neutral. Their greatest impact will be to reduce turnout among African Americans, Latinos and the young. It is no accident that these groups were key to Barack Obama’s victory in 2008 — or that the laws in question are being enacted in states where Republicans control state governments.

When whites say, “What about me?”

May 27, 2011

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New research shows a big jump in white Americans saying they face racism. What are we missing here?Did you know whites believe they face more racism than African-Americans do? That’s what I’ve been reading in the news lately. Two weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a short piece about an intriguing study by researchers […]

Regina King: Racism, Hollywood and Other People’s Money

September 11, 2010

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I recently read an open letter written by Regina King , the famous actress who seems to be in every major black film and TV show I can think of. Ms. King is a black female version of Harrison Ford, the kind of actress who has been in more movies than we can name, yet unappreciated […]

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