New articles in Human scourges: racism

Steven J. Zipperstein, Anatomy of a [1903] Pogrom, an Excerpt from Steven J. Zipperstein’s New History read
Video of the Week: African American Women and the Struggle for Equality watch
David Reich, How Genetics Is Changing Our Understanding of ‘Race’ “…we are learning that while race may be a social construct, differences in genetic ancestry that happen to correlate to many of today’s racial constructs are real…..Nicholas Wade, a longtime science journalist for The New York Times, rightly notes in his 2014 book, “A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History,” that modern research is challenging our thinking about the nature of human population differences. But he goes on to make the unfounded and irresponsible claim that this research is suggesting that genetic factors explain traditional stereotypes. It is important to face whatever science will reveal without prejudging the outcome and with the confidence that we can be mature enough to handle any findings. Arguing that no substantial differences among human populations are possible will only invite the racist misuse of genetics that we wish to avoid.” read
Emily Badger, Claire Cain Miller, Adam Pearce, Kevin Quealy, Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys read
National; Graphic, Elizabeth Kolbert, There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It’s a Made-Up Label “To an uncomfortable degree we still live with Morton’s legacy: Racial distinctions continue to shape our politics, our neighborhoods, and our sense of self. ….Of course, just because race is “made up” doesn’t make it any less powerful. To a disturbing extent, race still determines people’s perceptions, their opportunities, and their experiences…..To the victims of racism, it’s small consolation to say that the category has no scientific basis. read
John W. Whitehead, America Hasn’t Learned a Thing: Racism, Materialism and Militarism Still Reign Supreme read
Jesse Jackson on Race Relations, Trump and the Right to Vote read
Barack Obama supporters outraged by Bernie Sanders’ ‘deplorable’ attack on Democratic Party on anniversary of Martin Luther King assassination read
Jesse Hagopian, “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable”: Michael Bennett’s Essential New Book read
Nicholas Powers, From Stephon Clark to Voter Suppression, the Attack on Black America Intensifies read
Campbell Robertson,A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It read
Vanessa Gregory, A Lynching’s Long Shadow read
Dwyer Gunn,, Meet the Researcher Dispelling Old Myths About the Racial Wealth Gap read
Ashley Hackett, A Report to the U.N. Reveals Deep Racial Disparities in America’s Criminal Justice System

New articles in Human scourges: racism

Amy Goodman and Juan González, , The Whitewashing and Distortion of Rosa Parks and MLK’s Legacies (int. Jeanne Theoharis on her new book “A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History.” read
James Baldwin – Pin Drop Speech (8m) watch
Malcolm X: Best Interview EVER! (6m) watch
Malcolm X’s Legendary Speech: “The Ballot or the Bullet” watch
the Unpopular James Baldwin watch
The Best Advice Dr. Maya Angelou Has Ever Given—and Received watch
David Marchese, Quincy Jones on the secret Michael Jackson, his relationship with the Trumps, and the problem with modern pop “From a strictly musical perspective, what have you done that you’re most proud of?—That anything I can feel, I can notate musically. Not many people can do that. I can make a band play like a singer sings. That’s what arranging is, and it’s a great gift. I wouldn’t trade it for shit.….A few years back there was a quote you supposedly gave — I couldn’t find the source of it, so maybe it’s apocryphal — where you dismissed rap as being a bunch of four-bar loops. Is that an opinion you stand by?:That’s true about rap, that it’s the same phrase over and over and over again. The ear has to have the melody groomed for it; you have to keep the ear candy going because the mind turns off when the music doesn’t change. Music is strange that way. You’ve got to keep the ear busy…..Musicians today can’t go all the way with the music because they haven’t done their homework with the left brain. Music is emotion and science. You don’t have to practice emotion because that comes naturally. Technique is different. If you can’t get your finger between three and four and seven and eight on a piano, you can’t play…..You’re supposed to use everything from the past. If you know where you come from, it’s easier to get where you’re going. read
Pankaj Mishra, Why do white people like what I write? The actual world in which Ta-Nehisi Coates writes, is criticized by Mishra US racism and wars can’t be ignored. “It’s only now, with a white supremacist ensconced in the White House, that those same hardheaded liberals – who did so much to create a climate of opinion and a legal regime in which black and brown bodies could be seized, broken and destroyed outside all norms and laws of war – are coming to grips with ‘America’s Original Sin: Slavery and the Legacy of White Supremacy’ (an unlikely recent headline in Foreign Affairs).” read
MTV/PRRI Report, Diversity, Division, Discrimination: The State of Young America read
From the Green Book to Facebook, how black people still need to outwit racists in rural America read
Race, not abortion, was the founding issue of the religious right read
The legacy of Medgar Evers (7m) watch
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Why I’m Writing Captain America read
Allen M. Hornblum, How Black Prison Inmates in Philadelphia Were Turned Into Human Guinea Pigs: A Memoir read
Bill Moyers, The Kerner Commission, 40 Years Later. Discussion with Fred Harris read
Alex Lubben, EPA Scientists Find That Air Pollution Is Worse in Poor, Black Communities read

New articles in Human scourges: racism

Daniel Denvir, Barbara and Karen Fields discuss their new book, “Racecraft” “Racecraft encompasses the fact that the race that is pictured by the subjects as real in fact is not; it’s made to be real and envisioned collectively as something real. “ read
Tom Jacobs, Tolerant Tykes: Small Children Aren’t Inherently Racist read
Brandon M. Terry, After Ferguson read
Daniel Oppenheimer, White Folks rev Timothy Lensmire book read
William F. Pepper Inside Martin Luther King Jr.’s final, radical year “My collaborative work with him and others in the movement precipitated my appointment as executive director of the National Conference for New Politics (NCNP) whose design proposed a King/Spock independent presidential ticket to oppose Lyndon Johnson and the war in 1968.” read
Tim Wendel King, Kennedy, and the Power of Words read
Carl Elliott, Tuskegee Truth Teller read
Zaid Jilani, Martin Luther King Jr. Spent the Last Year of His Life Detested by the Liberal Establishment read
David Leonhardt and Ian Prasad Philbrick, Donald Trump’s Racism: The Definitive List read
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Race in the Modern World read
MILICENT CRANOR, Images Of Racism In America Over The Years read
Valerie Wilson, Racial inequalities in wages, income, and wealth show that MLK’s work remains unfinished read
NN Hot Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr. read
Igor Volsky, 4 Ways Martin Luther King Was More Radical Than You Thought read
Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Martin Luther King’s Radical Legacy, From the Poor People’s Campaign to Black Lives Matter read
The Truth About Elvis and the History of Racism in Rock read
Sarah Freeman-Woolpert, A Renewed Poor People’s Campaign Revives King’s Dream of Challenging Class Divide read

New articles in Human scourges: racism

Kelly Macias, Black children more segregated now than in 1970s, according to MacArthur genius Nikole Hannah-Jones watch
Past Debates Echo in Split Between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates read
Colin Taylor, Trump just made his most racist comments about black people yet in unhinged Oval Office meeting read
Stanley Levison: Quiet Underwriter of the Civil Rights Movement :And Kennedy had a firm message for Dr. King: he had to get rid of perhaps his closest adviser, a Jew named Stanley Levison.” read
Lydialyle Gibson, the Shadow of White Supremacy read
Whitesplaining Ta-Nehisi Coates read
Mano Singham, The Cornel West-Ta-Nehisi Coates feud and the role of intellectuals read
Melvin Rogers, Ta-Nehisi Coates v Cornel West: Black Academics and Activists Give Their Verdict read
Walter Laqueur, The Many Lives of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” read
Robert Greene, How to Fight White Backlash read
Lesley Williams, Anti-Defamation League: Stop Pretending to Be a Civil Rights Organization read
Richard Rothstein, A ‘Forgotten History’ Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America “…the housing programs begun under the New Deal were tantamount to a “state-sponsored system of segregation.” read
Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America read

New articles in Human scourges: racism

Brentin Mock,, Spike Lee’s Gentrification Problem :He helped fortify Fort Greene so he’s earned the right to speak out for it. But it was that exact urban-renewable energy that made it attractive to the children of white flight, who began moving back to neighborhoods like Fort Greene, interrupting the beautiful Black Brooklyn canvas that Lee was so in love with. “ read
Flint Taylor, On 48th Anniversary of Fred Hampton’s Murder, Rampant Surveillance of Black Liberation Movements Continues “As we now know, the official version was a false narrative, a lie. Over the next decade the full truth was brought to light, thanks to Chicago’s Black and progressive communities, the families of Hampton and Clark, and the survivors of the raid, their lawyers, and their Panther comrades. With the awful truth on the public record, it is important to consider the present moment with that history in mind.“ read
Hugo Spatz, Neurologists’ Role in Nazi “Racial Hygiene” Only Now Comes to Light read
Todd Gitlin, How to Fight Racism and Plutocracy in 2018 read
Amy Eshleman, Seeing White 9 chapters of videos on racism read
Clio Chang, The Forgotten History of America’s Radical Asian Activists read
Dean Baquet, Jay-Z Discusses Rap, Marriage and Being a Black Man in Trump’s America “It’s O.K. to think. It’s O.K. to be smart. You know, there was a time when people was like, “you talkin’ white.” It’s like, what does that even mean? I know words? Intelligence is not a tribute to color. And I’m sure you’ve heard it growing up many times……Don’t check out. You can’t just turn your back on the place you come from. You come from a community. Your job is to uplift it now.” read
Zenobia Jeffries, Why Redneck Revolt Says Deal With Racism First, Then Economics “It’s working-class people who brought those changes. It wasn’t [the] middle-class bourgeois who brought that change. It was working-class people out fighting in the streets. That’s who we are, that’s what we do.” read
James Jeffrey, A Century Later, a Little-Known Mass Hanging of Black Soldiers Still Haunts Us read
Relevance Relevance,, Whitesplaining Ta-Nehisi Coates read
Audie Cornish int. Cornel West: I Refused to Be a Darling of the Liberal Establishment “Fitting in, in a neoliberal world, is to be well adjusted to injustice. read

New articles in Human scourges: racism

Robert J. Burrowes, Why Are All Those Racists So Terrified? “In short: the fear and self-hatred are projected as fear of, and hatred for, particular social groups (whether people of another gender, nation, race, religion or class). read
Libby Anne, You Cannot Be a Patriotic American and a Confederate read
Joe Krulder, An American Historian Busts the Poisonous Myth at the Heart of White Nationalist Ideology read
Katherine Kelaidis, White Supremacy and Orthodox Christianity: A Dangerous Connection Rears Its Head in Charlottesville read
Stephanie Guilloud and Emery Wright Trump Is Using Old Jim Crow Tactics to Usher in a New Era of Racist Violence read
Shane Burley and Alexander Reid Ross, 5 Things the Mainstream Media Missed About Charlottesville read
!Francie Diep, What We Can Learn From People Who Have Left White Supremacy Groups
Russ Feingold, How the Republican party quietly does the bidding of white supremacists read
Maria Popova, The Terror Within and the Evil Without: James Baldwin on Our Capacity for Transformation as Individuals and Nations read
Maria Popova, Answers in Progress: Amiri Baraka’s Lyrical Manifesto for Life read
Tweet Email, The Road to Charlottesville: Reflections on 21st Century U.S. Capitalist Racism. The case for reparations read
Jennifer Wilson , When the Harlem Renaissance Went to Communist Moscow read
Eliza Newlin Carney, The Mainstream Faces of Hate read
Lucinda Smyth, The origins of prejudice: an examination of America’s racial imagination “The scholarship on this subject is deep and wide. These immigrants to the United States understood that if they wanted to become “real” Americans they must sever or at least greatly downplay their ties to their native country, in order to embrace their whiteness. The definition of “Americanness” (sadly) remains colour for many people.” read
Robert Parry, President Trump’s ‘White Blindness’ read
Ajamu Baraka, The Story of Charlottesville Was Written in Blood in the Ukraine “And when we understand that white supremacy is not just what is in someone’s head but is also a global structure with ongoing, devastating impacts on the people of the world, we will understand better why some of us have said that in order for the world to live, the 525-year-old white supremacist Pan-European, colonial/capitalist patriarchy must die.” read
SPLC releases new edition of Ten Ways to Fight Hate guide after Charlottesville attack “Ten Ways to Fight Hate, “ read
Jonathan Zimmerman, The Civil War, race and the whitewashing of history readJames Glaser, What to do with Confederate statues?
Keith Porteous Wood, Caste discrimination: Why won’t the government legislate? read
Dave Lindorff, Discovering Racism and then Discovering It Anew read
Paul Craig Roberts, Charlottesville 2 read
David Lloyd, Racial Supremacy and the Zionist Exception “In solidarity with those who protested fascism in Charlottesville, and with those who continue to protest police killings, deportations, Islamophobic travel bans, and homophobic laws, progressives across the board must condemn Zionism and cease to offer uncritical support of the state of Israel. Instead, they should stand with the activists who demand justice for Palestinians even as they protest racism in the US. It is no longer possible to serve the agenda of supremacism in one place and decry it at home. As progressive senators and an increasing number of former liberal Zionists have learnt, the contradictions of doing so are unbearable and the political costs are insidious.” read
Paul Craig Roberts, In America Propaganda Has Vanquished Truth read
Elizabeth Preza, ‘If you support the racist, you are the racist’: Michael Moore holds Trump backers accountable for Charlottesville read
Robin Wright, Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War? read
Home Grown Hatred: Anger and Alienation in America (1h 38m) Mark Potok and Chris Hedges watch
Paul Craig Roberts, Charlottesville read

New articles in Human scourges: racism

Esther Yu Hsi Lee, Self-dubbed ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ could go to jail for racial profiling read
Francesca Russello Ammon, How the Government Segregated America “Although Rothstein does not really delve into them, there have been some successful efforts to combat housing segregation.” read
George Michael, Provocateur: A Review of Milo Yiannopoulos’s new book Dangerous read
Jon Greenberg, 10 Examples That Prove White Privilege Exists in Every Aspect Imaginable
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M. Cooper Harriss, Don’t play that song, Nathan Scott read
Religion, rap, and the crisis of black leadership : Cornel West read
Leah Wright Rigueur, Black conservatives do not speak for the black majority read
Susan Neiman, History and guilt. Spike Lee “ignited a small storm in the US media, saying that he would not see Quentin Tarantino’s new film Django Unchained because it was an insult to his ancestors.” read
Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks About Black Lives Matter and Police Violence read
Ta-Nehisi Coates, My President Was Black read

New articles in Human scourges: racism

Stamped from the Beginning: Ibram X. Kendi on the History of Racist Ideas in U.S. watch
Bill V. Mullen, W. E. B. Du Bois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line read
Sacrificing Black Lives for the American Lie read
How Paul Robeson Found His Political Voice in the Welsh Valleys read
Margaret Jordan, Too many Americans still don’t see black history as their own read
Frederick Douglass’s Fiery 1852 Speech, “The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro,” Read by James Earl Jones watch
David Oshinsky, A Powerful, Disturbing History of Residential Segregation in America read
American Slavery: Separating Fact From Myth read
Lydia Saad, Gallup Vault: Americans Slow to Back Interracial Marriage read
Richard Rothstein , A Powerful, Disturbing History of Residential Segregation in America read
America’s lynching history is now online read
PRRI, Who Sees Discrimination? Attitudes about Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Race, and Immigration Status : Findings from PRRI’s American Values Atlas (Executive Summary) read
The Body Count Rises in the U.S. War Against Black People read
Bill Clinton: His Career a Disaster for Black Americans. Nathan Robinson’s new book. read
William J. Maxwell, A Look Inside James Baldwin’s 1,884 Page FBI File read
Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, In Tupac’s life, the struggles and triumphs of a generation read
Antonio Moore, The Racial Wealth Gap in 60 Seconds watch
William Minter and Michael Honey, A New Documentary About Mississippi in the 60s Suddenly Seems Frighteningly of the Moment read