Category Archives: Race, racism and related issues

North Carolina Republicans To Challenge Voter Registrations Of Students At Black University

This is how Republicans are trying to win elections. The Watauga County Board of Elections voted Monday to eliminate an early voting site and election-day polling precinct on the campus of Appalachian State University. The Pasquotank County Board of Elections … Continue reading

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Ask A Slave: The Webseries

“Ask A Slave is a comedy web series written by and starring Azie Mira Dungey, based on the actress’ time working as a living history character at the popular historic site, George Washington’s Mount Vernon.” There are three episodes up … Continue reading

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The Book of Tea: Cultural Tradition, Philosophy, and Anti-Racist Politics

I recently made a promise to myself that I would not buy any new books–excepting those that I might be required to buy for professional purposes–until I had read through at least one of the bookshelves on the wall in … Continue reading

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Florida Cops Arrest Man For Having Stroke While Driving; Man Dies After Lying Untreated On Jail Floor For 36 Hours

Allen Daniel Hicks Sr., 51, was found stopped in his car on the side of Interstate 275 by a sheriff’s deputy and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper the morning of May 11, 2012. Passers-by had called 911 after they saw … Continue reading

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Civil Forfeiture Laws, Freedom, Profiling, and Discrimination

I strongly recommend reading this Sarah Stillman article about government abuse of civil forfeiture laws in The New Yorker. But prepare to be pissed off. When they returned to the highway ten minutes later, Boatright, a honey-blond “Texas redneck from … Continue reading

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Homicides Are A Lot More Likely To Be “Justified” If The Corpse Is Black

John Roman examines the data on race, Stand Your Ground jurisdictions, and justifiable homicide: Are there are racial disparities in justifiable homicide rulings? Out of 53,000 homicides in the database, 23,000 have a white shooter and a white victim. The … Continue reading

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CNN’s Question Answers Itself

Hint: The one CNN felt it had to use a euphemism for, is worse. I haven’t been able to find a video of the entire segment, but here’s a clip of Tim Wise, the dude on the lower right:

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“Being a Woman is Not a Tool to Punish or Humiliate Anyone”

Dilar Dirik has written a wonderful piece, Kurdish Men for Gender Equality, about a story involving Iran that is worth knowing about. In April of this year, a local court in Iran started sentencing male convicts to being dressed as … Continue reading

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Rape, Harassment, Race, Fear of Crime, and So On.

So a blog I subscribed to on (the soon to be late and lamented) Google Reader ages ago – mostly likely because I thought the author wrote something really excellent – recently began a new blog. Clicking over, I found … Continue reading

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Our Loving Each Other Would Not Be Now The Obstacle That It Was Then

This article in The New York Times, by Choe Sang-Hun, fascinates me: [Jasmine] Lee, 35, who was born Jasmine Bacurnay in the Philippines, made history in April when she became the first naturalized citizen — and the first nonethnic Korean — to win … Continue reading

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