Post(s) tagged with "racism"

randomberlinchick:

Clips from Paris Blues (by berettabenilda)

@alivesoul: here’s a clip. They have the entire film on YouTube as well. Enjoy!

I’ve just finished watching Part I. Going back in for the rest. I wonder where you could find the movie in its entirety. What a great cast.  

theGrio: Lawsuit claims Obama can't be president because he's 'mulatto' ⇢

notesonascandal:

So, check this out.

So, White Cousins: This is racism. This is what you would like to equate to not being invited to the Annual Block Party in your new Black neighborhood? 

OK.

Yes, that is clearly racism and stupidity all rolled up in one nasty ball.  Luckily, a lawsuit attempting to nullify a Constitutional amendment stands a snowflake’s chance in hell.  That’s like this guy saying a woman shouldn’t be allowed to vote, because it wasn’t legal BEFORE the 19th Amendment was ratified.

Source: notesonascandal

thehuskybro:

carolinaware:

SMH…Tell me what you see…

Damn, y’all paid a dollar a wing? Hey Black Couple, how y’all Negroes doing? We don’t get you people around here often so this was the easist way to describe you without getting in trouble with uppity Negras like that there Al Sharpton.

Hey it’s not like we called you Two Monkeys sitting in the corner

Hey, it’s Black History Month so we were showing respect.  You should see what we call you the other 11 months of the year.

thehuskybro:

carolinaware:

SMH…Tell me what you see…

Damn, y’all paid a dollar a wing? Hey Black Couple, how y’all Negroes doing? We don’t get you people around here often so this was the easist way to describe you without getting in trouble with uppity Negras like that there Al Sharpton.

Hey it’s not like we called you Two Monkeys sitting in the corner

Hey, it’s Black History Month so we were showing respect.  You should see what we call you the other 11 months of the year.

Source: carolinaware

Why Is the N.Y.P.D. After Me? ⇢

randomberlinchick:

sarka:

I was stunned. And I was scared. Then I was on the ground — with a gun pointed at me. I couldn’t see what was happening but I could feel a policeman’s hand reach into my pocket and remove my wallet. Apparently he looked through and found the ID I kept there. “Happy Birthday,” he said sarcastically. The officers questioned my cousin and friend, asked what they were doing in town, and then said goodnight and left us on the sidewalk.

That was an infuriating read. It also makes clear that NY is right down there with Alabama when it comes to shit like this. The statistics are chilling:

Here are a few other facts: last year, the N.Y.P.D. recorded more than 600,000 stops; 84 percent of those stopped were blacks or Latinos. Police are far more likely to use force when stopping blacks or Latinos than whites. In half the stops police cite the vague “furtive movements” as the reason for the stop. Maybe black and brown people just look more furtive, whatever that means. These stops are part of a larger, more widespread problem — a racially discriminatory system of stop-and-frisk in the N.Y.P.D. The police use the excuse that they’re fighting crime to continue the practice, but no one has ever actually proved that it reduces crime or makes the city safer. Those of us who live in the neighborhoods where stop-and-frisks are a basic fact of daily life don’t feel safer as a result.

There is nothing on the horizon that suggests this will improve, despite efforts to address the problem. Furthermore, I imagine that should the President sign the National Defense Authorization Act, shit like this will get worse.

84%, people. Shaking head. We don’t racially profile at the airport while looking for suspected terrorists, but we put up with this shit from our own police accosting our citizens whom they are supposed to be protecting. As randomberlinchick said, there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight.

The New York Times

nefariousnewt:

jhameia:

This white dude is crying because he just received a one-year sentence for a hate crime in which he and maybe a dozen other white dudes beat up a black teenager with fists, feet, knives and beer bottles, even after the teen was unconscious. The highest sentence dealt for this crime was three years. The assistant attorney had recommended eight years. 
Read more at Resist Racism

There aren’t enough tears this man can cry that will make up for the heinous wounds he has inflicted on his victim and society through his brutality and bigotry.

He is going to serve three months for inflicting horrible physical and emotional wounds on another human being solely due to the color of their skin.  And yet he seems to feel that he has been injured. This is one of those occasions when I admire those who can turn the other cheek, because that is not the urge I am feeling.  It sickens me that hate crimes still exist, and I don’t understand how the sentence can be so lenient.

nefariousnewt:

jhameia:

This white dude is crying because he just received a one-year sentence for a hate crime in which he and maybe a dozen other white dudes beat up a black teenager with fists, feet, knives and beer bottles, even after the teen was unconscious. The highest sentence dealt for this crime was three years. The assistant attorney had recommended eight years. 

Read more at Resist Racism

There aren’t enough tears this man can cry that will make up for the heinous wounds he has inflicted on his victim and society through his brutality and bigotry.

He is going to serve three months for inflicting horrible physical and emotional wounds on another human being solely due to the color of their skin.  And yet he seems to feel that he has been injured. This is one of those occasions when I admire those who can turn the other cheek, because that is not the urge I am feeling.  It sickens me that hate crimes still exist, and I don’t understand how the sentence can be so lenient.

Source: resistracism.wordpress.com

5 Old-Timey Prejudices That Still Show Up in Every Movie ⇢

nefariousnewt:

shewalkslikethunder:

daskannnichtsein:

marvelade:

We think of Hollywood as a liberal and socially progressive land of hippies, what with its endless fundraisers and giving awards to movies that teach us that intolerance is wrong. Yet in certain ways, movies are still way behind the times.

TEARS OF JOY ON MY FACE

IS THIS REALLY ON CRACKED

Damn Cracked, you weren’t fucking around. Just continuing to crank out the quality then? Color me pleasantly surprised.

For anyone who carps about the “liberality” of Hollywood… think again.

 Great article.

Source: hotlipsyouincrediblenincompoop

I asked my 105 interviewees, What is the most racist thing that has ever happened to you? The response I received most often was indicative of modern racism: The answer is unknowable. “I imagine it’d be a thing I don’t even know ever happened,” Aaron McGruder said. “It would be that opportunity that never manifested and I’ll never know that it was even possible.” A decision is made in a back room or a high-level office, perhaps by someone you’ll never see, about whether or not you get a job or a home loan or admission to a school. Or perhaps you’ll never be allowed to know that a home in a certain area or a job is available. This is how modern institutional racism functions and it can weigh on and shape a black person differently than the more overt, simplistic racism of the past did.

- The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened to Me - Touré - National - The Atlantic (via marxisforbros)

Source: The Atlantic

About half of all prisoners are black, and about a fifth are latino, even though those two demographics each comprise roughly one tenth of the total U.S. population. The states that tabulate the incarceration statistics of Indians find an even greater disproportion. One statistic in which white people and people of color are equal is drug use, yet the vast majority of people imprisoned for drugs are people of color. Decent white folks who don’t understand that a system founded on conquest cannot question its conquest scratch their heads in confusion. In an illustration of this principle that was remarkably reminiscent of Chief Justice John Marshall’s ruling that “conquest… cannot be questioned,” the Supreme Court ruled in 1987 in McClesky v. Kemp that statistical evidence showing racism in judicial sentencing and the application of the death penalty could not be considered in court, because that evidence “taken to its logical conclusion, throws into serious question the principles that underlie our entire criminal justice system.”

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Peter Gelderloos (The Many Prisoners of America’s Security State)

I agree with the Supreme Court’s implication that racism “underlie[s] our entire criminal justice system.” And the powers that be do not give a damn.  

Welcome to N****rhead, Rick Perry's Totally Non-Racist Hunting Camp ⇢

randomberlinchick:

Every high-powered official needs a quiet retreat, preferably with an evocative name, to which they can escape from the thrust and parry of politics. Richard Nixon found respite from bombing the hell out of Cambodia at the ironically-named La Casa Pacifica. The Not-Yet-Zombie Reagan spent an eighth of his presidency at Rancho del Cielo.

But you’ll never guess the name of the 1072-acre West Texas hunting retreat to which Rick Perry brought friends and lawmakers while serving as state agricultural commissioner and governor — wait, did you say “Niggerhead?” Yes, of course it was called Niggerhead, a name emblazoned in block letters on a rock at the camp’s entrance…

I’ll just leave that there …

I’m guessing they only covered up the name once the federal government insisted.

Source: ilyagerner

randomberlinchick:

heysoapie:

hermanaresist:

nuestrahermana:

Reach Out To A Woman Who Needs Support

If you haven’t heard already, the woman pictured here is named Patricia Spottedcrow. She sold $30 worth of marijuana in the state of Oklahoma and was sentenced to 12 years in prison with no probation by a judge (Pritchett) who retired a month after her sentencing.

Judge Pritchett had seen several cases worse than Patricia’s yet, her sentencing was much harsher on her. One case in particular, a woman (wife of a deputy) was arrested for hiding marijuana in her underwear. She apologized to the judge and served not a single day in jail.

Patricia had never been arrested for anything before and this was her first arrest & conviction. 12 years for 30 dollars worth of marijuana with no probation.

Now, most of you know that this is pretty horrendous. Sentencing a mother of four children to prison for 12 years completely hurts the children and ruins the lives of all involved.

Her kids are being taken care of by her mother now but they cannot afford to visit her.

This means Patricia is extremely isolated in prison. Her one year old doesn’t even recognize her anymore.

Studies have shown that prisoner’s mental health relies on support from outside of prison. Prison as many of you should know, is not the healthiest place to be. It is isolating, confining and can be a scary place to be. Especially for 12 years without probation.

Take five minutes of your time and write a letter to Patricia about anything. Support, your day (like a penpal), a poem, anything to keep her company. Send your e-mail to : marijuanaprisoner@gmail.com

-Put her name in the subject line. -1,000 words or less. -Text only. -Remember prison guards/officials will be reading through it as well.

More information about this project here.

News article and video about her case here.

A reblog with some action. Will be doing this.

I as well.

My blood … it is boiling.

Source: nuestrahermana

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