#BlackLivesMatter Tweets 10.6

#BlackLivesMatter Tweets 10.6

#BlackLivesMatter  Tweets 7.29

#BlackLivesMatter Tweets 7.29

#Racism Tweets 6.22

#Racism Tweets 6.22

Shocking catalogue of racist incidents on college campuses across the United States from 2011-2015


In isolation, incidents of racism often appear to be outliers from the norm, anomalies, a deviation from the way people really think and believe.

First off, the local or national news doesn’t cover issues of racism around the country with any degree of thoroughness or consistency unless it’s an enormous national story or if the story happened locally. Secondly, even when they do get covered, the chance of you happening to hear the story or see the tweet is small. Consequently, it’s easy to assume that if you don’t hear about it, it’s just not happening.

So, when students at Lincoln University in rural Pennsylvania found “NIGGER” spray painted on the entrance sign of the school last week, it was only covered by local media in Pennsylvania and a few very select outlets specializing in news for African Americans. Apparently, this is the pattern for incident after incident on college campuses all across the country.

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
, which I am guessing that 99.9 percent of you don’t read on a regular basis, has catalogued every documented and verified incident of racism on college campuses over from 2011 to 2015.


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Source: www.dailykos.com

The Inherent Contradiction Between the “Constitution” and “Democracy,” More on the Hobby Lobby Decision


There is a deep on-going, yet unstated conflict in our nation. Upholding both the Constitution and Democracy are impossible tasks unless one has a fully homogenous nation or fully educated/open-minded/not greedy citizens.
Of course, when the nation was created, Democracy only applied to rich White cis-Men, and the Constitution was written by and for rich White cis-Men. As said from a Critical Race Theory point-of-view, this has created an on-going White-centric legacy that has infiltrated all of the nation’s laws and institutions – institutionalized racism – racism that affects and hurts all individuals but functions from a White-is-default framework.


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Source: andrewpegoda.com

New Jim Crow [VIDEO]


New Jim Crow

New Jim Crow

Legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues persuasively we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.

Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control.

More African Americans are under correctional control today than were enslaved in 1850

Alexander reviews American racist history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its deliberate transformation into the war on drugs. She provides analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits. Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice. She spoke at Riverside Church in Manhattan May 21, 2011.

Michelle Alexander is a longtime civil rights advocate and litigator. She won a 2005 Soros Justice Fellowship and now holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Mortiz College of Law at Ohio State University.

Alexander served for several years as director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California, and subsequently directed the Civil Rights Clinics at Stanford Law School, where she was an associate professor. Alexander is a former law clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court, and has appeared as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, DemocracyNow! and NPR. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is her first book.”


Audio: Riverside Church, Camera: Joe Friendly

Ready to learn more?
Here is Angela Davis on the topic.

Community Village‘s insight:


I love these women

#MichelleAlexander #AngelaDavis


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