Some Things Will Not Change

reblog from November 23, 2016 Everything is different now, but some things will never change. Source: Some Things Will Not Change   *** In the News 'Scarlet and Black: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History' Brings University’s Untold Story Out of the Shadows Andrea Alexander, Friday, November 18, 2016, Rutgers Today Rutgers University released the …

(1981) Audre Lorde: “The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism” #longform

reblog from Nov. 18, 2015           Audre Lorde In June 1981, Audre Lorde gave the keynote presentation at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Storrs, Connecticut. Her presentation appears below. Racism. The belief in the inherent superiority of one race over all others and thereby the right to dominance, manifest and …

In the News

Indian Slavery Once Thrived in New Mexico. Latinos Are Finding Family Ties to It. Simon Romero, January 28, 2018, The New York Times ALBUQUERQUE — Lenny Trujillo made a startling discovery when he began researching his descent from one of New Mexico’s pioneering Hispanic families: One of his ancestors was a slave. “I didn’t know about New Mexico’s slave trade, so …

Anti-Black Racism Still Threatens American Democracy | Race Files #bigisms

Scot Nakagawa: Poor black people continue be miner’s canaries and prophets of destruction, their experiences of oppression and exclusion still the tip of the spear of threats to democracy, the security of our citizenship, the stability and security of our economy. ...As our great vulnerabilities are being exposed by a regime that will displace many …

Claudia Rankine's Racial Imaginary Institute | Age of Consent (warning)

Rankine has won numerous prizes, including a National Book Critics Circle Award and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Citizen, which was also a finalist for the National Book Award. Just a few months after we spoke, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, which she plans to use to found the Racial Imaginary Institute.  (The …

Caribbean Artists Mine Their Immigrant (mixed) Identities | Black Cowboys

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — “How do you prepare yourself for the possibility of becoming invisible?” This question is part of a much longer title, “A History of Massacre (How do you prepare yourself for the possibility of becoming invisible?) ‘A hundred years after the U.S. occupation began, the deoccupation has yet to come…,’” a …

narrative films | Isaac Julien: On Political Expediency | In The News

Before I sat down to speak to Isaac Julien on a leather couch outside his installation “Other Destinies” at the Royal Ontario Museum, I crashed a class field trip where Julien gave a tour to a group of University of Toronto students writing about his work. He introduced the work before he guided us through …

Bigger than Love

…an interview to lovely Issa and her ‘Le Marche Magic’ February 23, 2017 by Our Friend discovermarche One of the things I love best of having started my blog is the chance to get in touch with many people and other bloggers. I love to discuss and exchange points of view with people with different experiences, cultures …

5 of the worst whitesplaining excuses for racism | In The News: Harvard, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Top Photo: 2016 found a number of white folks giving half-assed apologies for racist behavior. READ: 5 of the worst whitesplaining excuses for racism | Fusion ***** In the News In Covering Civil Rights, Reporter Enhanced His Words With Film Rachel L. Swarns and Darcy Eveleigh, Feb. 4, 2017, The New York Times The copper-jacketed …

I Am Not Your Negro | James Baldwin Biography.com

“I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.” —James Baldwin James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright and novelist regarded as a highly insightful, iconic writer with works like The Fire Next Time and Another Country. Quick Facts NameJames BaldwinOccupationWriterBirth DateAugust …

Of Folk and White Folk (Forward Back to Babylon)

By Travalanche (MIX guest writer) I saw this bar graph on social media this morning and found it very telling. It explains a lot.  The chart shows Democrats and Republicans differing wildly in their perceptions of whether the Trump administration is “uniting” or “dividing” the nation. How can that be? They’re looking at the same …

Love Lives In Whitefish, Montana, But So Do Neo-Nazis #AltRight

Excerpts: Gradually, Montana became home to the highest concentration of hate groups in the nation. In the Flathead — which includes Kalispell (more industrial, more sprawling, population 22,000), Whitefish (a quaint grid of a resort town, population 7,000), and Columbia Falls (a former timber town, now filling with those priced out of Whitefish, population 5,000) …

What Donald Trump was up to while John McCain was a prisoner of war | History the Slaveholders Wanted Us to Forget | Teaching Civics | Are you sick?

excerpt: That same year, the Department of Justice slapped the Trump Organization with a major discrimination suit for violating the Fair Housing Act. “The Government contended that Trump Management had refused to rent or negotiate rentals ‘because of race and color,”’ according to the New York Times. “It also charged that the company had required …

Trump's Use of "Pocahontas" blatant act of racism

Published February 15, 2017 WASHINGTON - The following statement was released by a newly formed group called Indigenous Women Rise following President Trump referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren as Pocahontas during a meeting at the White House last Thursday: President Trump recently resurrected his racist 'nickname' for Senator Elizabeth Warren, referring to her as "Pocahontas".  Reducing …

Turners Falls vote to drop, change high school's Indian mascot

Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee has voted to change the Turners Falls High School mascot from the “Indians” in a 6-3 vote on Tuesday night. About 70 were in the crowd of the auditorium … Source: Gill-Montague Board Votes 6-3 to Remove Turners Falls Indian Mascot – Sokoki Sojourn Read …

Black History Month: Oney Judge, owned by Pres. George Washington | IN THE NEWS

[February 10, 2017 by toritto] [ Our thanks to Frank for this] “Absconded from the household of the President of the United States, ONEY JUDGE, a light mulatto girl, much freckled, with very black eyes and bushy hair. She is of middle stature, slender, and delicately formed, about 20 years of age. She has many …

Transportation Nation | Back of the Bus: Race, Mass Transit and Inequality | Rosa Parks

More than half a century after Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama, prompting an 11-month boycott that led to integration of that city's bus system, African Americans and Latinos are still struggling with an unequal transit system. But in January 2010, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced …

National #StopDisenrollment Visual Advocacy Movement to Relaunch February 8

SEATTLE – On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the one-year anniversary of the birth of the national advocacy campaign, #stopdisenrollment, the movement will recommence … The imagery and message of the inaugural campaign (see http://stopdisenrollment.com/) reverberated throughout Indian Country, with international and local mainstream and tribal media outlets covering that campaign and using that imagery to highlight disenrollment, including Al Jazeera (TV), High Country …

Kat Blaque's True Tea | Tracy Clayton podcast

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The Music Donald Trump Can’t Hear | Arts Expenditures of the World's 80 Richest People | Eliminate National Endowments for Arts and Humanities?

There is no music in this man. excerpt: ... Assaults on free speech; the imprisoning of critics and dissidents; attempts, on the Russian model, likely to begin soon, to intimidate critics of the regime with fake charges and conjured-up allegations; the intimidation and intolerance of even mild dissidence (that “Apologize!” tweet directed at members of …

Obama Era | Can an ex-president be happy? | Reacting to Trump in cartoons | "I’m Prejudiced"

  First drafts of a history Source: The Obama Era - The Atlantic Barbara Bradley Hagerty asks: Can an ex-president be happy? For most of our history, ex-presidents who were not independently wealthy had to work—not until 1958 did Congress pass a law granting them a pension. George Washington became the country’s largest whiskey producer. …

Is it YellowFace? Face of British Cultural Colonialism?

Is it artistic racism and subjugation when using a setting such as ancient China, that doesn’t really mean anything? Or is this practice symptomatic of something much darker and more worrying? For four days people took to social media to express their concerns, their anger, their bewilderment, that a play written by one of Britain’s …

How can we solve podcasting’s diversity problem? | Histories of Christianity and Racism | Books in the Age of Trump

It’s starting to look like podcasting’s diversity and discovery problems are intertwined. READ: How can we solve podcasting’s diversity problem? ************ In New Drawings, Kara Walker Traces American Histories of Christianity and Racism by Diana Sette Her tumultuous charcoal drawings enshrine an unresolved US narrative filled with racism, martyrdom, and political violence. Read More → *****   …