Tag Archives: African Americans

In Explanation of Our Times, by Langston Hughes

LIBERTY!
FREEDOM!
DEMOCRACY!
True anyhow no matter how many
Liars use those words.

Preventing Crimes Against Humanity in the US

Stanton’s model also argues that every stage offers opportunities for prevention.

Chris Hedges | The Cost of Resistance

Resistance is not, fundamentally, political. It is cultural. It is about finding meaning and expression in the transcendent and the incongruities of life.

How to Attempt Racial Healing—Even During a Trump Presidency

America’s past truth and reconciliation processes show us what works.

Donald Trump Will Be President. This is What We Do Next.

The people who run America have constructed a political system that’s like a glitchy killer robot, one even they can’t control anymore.

Glenn Greenwald: Refusal to call Charleston shootings “terrorism” again shows it’s a meaningless propaganda term

Greenwald: But what I … don’t want is for non-Muslims to rest in their privileged nest, satisfied that the term and its accompanying abuses is only for that marginalized group. And what I especially don’t want is to have this glaring, damaging mythology persist that the term “terrorism” is some sort of objectively discernible, consistently applied designation of a particularly hideous kind of violence.

Minneapolis: Cop Caught on Video Telling Black Teen ‘If You Fuck with Me, I’m Going to Break Your Legs’

A recently released report details the racial arrest patterns in Minneapolis and concludes that African Americans are more likely than white people to be arrested for low-level offenses. Here is just one example of police racism. By Ian Millhiser | ThinkProgress | News Investigation  NationofChange.org  May 30, 2015 Editor’s Note: This video is excerpted from the […]

▶ How Minneapolis Police Use “Lurking” Laws To Harass Blacks

From the article: So I’m going to pull you over right? And I get these stupid tickets that drastically impact my ability to parent, my ability to work, my ability to be a community member, my ability to be the person that I hope to be in my life.”

▶ Why Obama Is Right to Avoid a Double Standard on Modern Christian Atrocities (Video)

“Other Christians worked for abolition, so all this support for enslavement was not intrinsic to Christianity; it was a matter of a particular interpretation of Christianity. Slavery was widespread in the world, but Southern American plantation slavery was called the ‘peculiar institution’ for a reason– much slavery elsewhere was household slavery, as in most of the Muslim world. It was no fun to be someone’s property in a household either, but plantations (and this was true of Brazilian plantations as well) were particularly deadly, often killing the workers by age 40.”

Rabbi Lerner: Making Thanksgiving Real: Rejoice in Our Ability to Challenge the Pervasive Injustice in American Society

 “You may be 38 years old as I happen to be, and one day some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause–and you refuse to do it because you are afraid; you refuse to do it because you want to […]

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Peter Brown: U.N. slams Minnesota for racial injustice

 The Minnesota statewide Shadow Report, “A Human Rights Perspective on The Land of 10,000 Lakes Disparities,” focuses on the economic and cultural dispossession of people of color and American Indians in Minnesota, documenting several of Minnesota’s racial disparities in several key areas (health, employment, housing, income, food security and access to nutritious food, juvenile and […]

▶ “It Was Time to Do More Than Protest”: 1971 Burglars Who Exposed FBI Spying Reveal Their Names

Amy Goodman interviews the people who discovered Cointel-Pro, the FBI’s secret spying program that targeted antiwar activists and African Americans in the 1970s. Editor’s note: Two videos are included here, Parts 1 and 2 of the interview, so they are not the same information even though the top picture is the same. PART 1 PART […]