History of Racist Ideas

Racist Ideas

  • White people have no soul
  • Black people have no intellect

Therefore White people need to get their soul from Black people and Black people need to get their intellect from White people.

This one of hundreds of examples of racist ideas exposed in the book “Stamped from the Beginning”, by Ibram X. Kendi

Q&A With Prof. Jennifer Lee: Asian American Success Isn’t What You Think It Is

Pop culture often portrays Asian Americans as successful because of strict parenting or just plain hard work. But a new book debunks the “model minority” myth, revealing the way government policies have actually skewed those perceptions. I recently interviewed Jennifer Lee, professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and co-author of The Asian American Achievement Paradox about her research.

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Five-Year-Old Navajo Boy Denied Admission on First Day of School Because His Hair is Too Long


Five-Year-Old Navajo Boy Denied Admission on First Day of School Because His Hair is Too Long


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Fatal Invention with Dorothy Roberts – AUDIO

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Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century

Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law.


“Every time there is a census there is a different definition of race.”

-Dorothy Roberts


Source: www.blogtalkradio.com

The Male Shooter Epidemic

  James Lorello asks us to consider creating authentic relationships with young men to curb violence.   In recent weeks the U.S. has seen a number of shootings around the country committed by men.  This includes shootings at military bases, schools and other public arenas. In the past, these types of incidents have raised questions around two topics; gun control and mental illness. While these topics contribute to the issue, a third should be added to the list. Why are most of these campus shooters men? What within their identity says that this violent tactic is the only way to heal from their past?   Recent work has debunked the claim that these shooters are simply “loners” and that social separation influences them to commit acts of violence. Katherine Newman, co-author of Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings says that these shooters “experience rejection all the time, but that doesn’t stop them from trying to join groups. They just fail, all the time.” Instead of being people who are lone wolves, they are individuals trying to fit in to a larger peer group. Today’s construction of masculine identity does not leave much room for those who do not fit in.  Whether too slow in gym class, or too smart, not good enough with the ladies, or too much acne. Young male groups are built upon tearing down those that are less than. This continual posturing forces men to establish themselves as the alpha male and therefore a “real man”. Click through to read more.   Source: goodmenproject.com

Race and Money: Blacks Seen as Darker During Tough Economic Times

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Tough economic times aren’t just hard on the wallet, they’re hard on race relations, too, a new study suggests.


Community Village‘s insight:


One of the statements in the experiment: “When Blacks make economic gains, Whites lose out economically”


The experiment indicates to me that when times are tough people become more xenophobic and less logical.


People who are against immigration also have views about loosing out economically, not realizing the fact that a larger population leads to economic gains for all.


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Touch your own hair. (yes, still)


“Why am I still talking about this?


This is a picture of me from 2007. I made these t-shirts back then, and you can still buy them here.


The phrase is a sentiment I began to feel much earlier of course, sometime in my early youth when the kids and teachers in my mostly-white school poked and prodded at me from everything from my skin, to my hair, to getting tan, to why my hair didn’t look the same as theirs when it was wet. Curiosities that expressed once or twice can be dismissed as the process of learning and growth of youth, but when expressed daily, continually, become instead the failure of an educational system that allows some children to remain ignorant of those with whom they share their classrooms.


But then it continued, well into my teenage years, adulthood, and now *cough* middle-age—right up to yesterday.


I don’t feel like describing the idiot in the grocery store who got angry at me when I was not flattered by his attention to my hair…because, sure my expectations for “regular” people might be too high. Instead let me tell you that two days ago, I was talking to a black friend in academia whose boss (yes, boss), in front of a group at a work-related event (yes, in-front of everyone) grabbed her hair and commented on it (yep).




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Community Village‘s insight:


Now I understand why my wife got mad at me when I moved her bangs from her forehead and asked other ladies to comment if she looked better without bangs.





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5 Things You Need to Know about Colorism

As a dark brown woman, I never publicly engage in conversations about complexion and colorism (discrimination based on skin color) because they frustrate me so much. Yet I am often asked random questions…

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