Society

Criminologist Chenelle Jones gives the real reason people were rioting in Ferguson

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by Dr. Chenelle A. Jones On Monday, November 24, 2014 a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed teen, Michael Brown. Reaction to the decision was almost immediate. People of all races rushed to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the decision. While a majority of the demonstrations were nonviolent, some ...

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SC Exit Poll: Are Blacks Too Uppity About Equality?

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April V. Taylor An exit poll in South Carolina is being described by some voters as “shameful” and “overtly racist” after the poll asked if “Blacks are getting too demanding in their push for equal rights.” The poll also asked voters if they agree or disagree with the statement, “…it’s really a matter of some people not trying hard enough; ...

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Study: Teachers Expect Less of Black and Brown Students

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Many parents of minority students have long complained that the schools were not treating their children fairly.  Sometimes, a study comes out that hits the nail on the head and really highlights the problems occurring in public schools, where white teachers are often educating black children, sometimes ruining them in the process. A recent study by the Center for American ...

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CBC forum on reparations yields interesting conversation

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This release was sent to us by the Institute for the Black World 21st Century.  Take a look. This year’s Reparations Issues Forum at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. was simply an awesome event! With Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member, House Judiciary Committee, serving as the Honorary Host, an overflow audience was treated ...

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Rikers Island guards beat inmate while he was handcuffed

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Shocking images released to the public show a man that looks like he has been beaten mercilessly. His eyelids have swollen so much that his eyes aren’t visible. His lips are distorted. All over his face are splotches of black, blue and red. The picture is of Robert Hinton, 27, an inmate at Rikers Island. It ...

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Veteran on TV calls Obama a “Puppet War Criminal” just like Bush

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Ken O’Keefe is a veteran and political analyst who has a growing following.  O’Keefe has been highly criticial of US and British foreign policy, stating that countries in the west have found ways to make war profitable at the expense of people around the world.  According to O’Keefe, many of the wars that the US has embarked upon have had ...

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Nelson Mandela’s widow is speaking loudly about climate change

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Graca Machel, the widow of the late Nelson Mandela, is using her voice to make the world a better place.  Machel appeared at the United Nations Summit on Tuesday to warn the world that our leaders have not yet made the adjustments necessary to deal with serious problems involving climate change. “There is a huge mismatch between the magnitude of ...

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This video shows what happens when black people run into the police

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Police brutality has been under the spotlight since protests erupted in response to the police shooting of the late Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  Even before Brown’s shooting, Dr Cornel West, Carl Dix and others had already planned for an October month of resistance against police brutality and misconduct.  Ferguson is one tiny town on the radar screen, but there ...

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Undeniable proof that white people don’t mind putting black people in prison

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Racism can sometimes be like the elusive boogeyman that no one admits to actually exist.  Most of the statistics show that America is clearly a racist country, but yet there are some people, like Bill O’Reilly, who deny that white privilege is real.  But check out this excerpt from The Boston Globe article about racism that will knock your socks ...

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A Mother’s White Privilege | Elizabeth Broadbent

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  As the ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri show us, America’s racial tensions didn’t disappear when George Wallace backed down from the schoolhouse door. Dr. King didn’t wave a magic wand, and we never got together to feel all right. White America remembers this at ugly flashpoints: the Rodney King beatings, the OJ Simpson trial, the Jena Six, Trayvon Martin’s ...

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