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Cress Welsing: The Definition of Racism White Supremacy

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Racism

Anon: What is Racism/White Supremacy?

Dr. Bobby Wright: The Psychopathic Racial Personality

The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy)

What is the First Step in Counter Racism?

Genocide: a system of white survival

The Creation of the Negro

The Mysteries of Melanin

'Racism is a behavioral system for survival'

Fear of annihilation drives white racism

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Caucasian

Where are all the Black Jurors? 

The War Against Black Males: Black on Black Violence Caused by White Supremacy/Racism

Brazen Police Officers and the Forfeiture of Freedom

White Domination, Black Criminality

Fear of a Colored Planet Fuels Racism: Global White Population Shrinking, Less than 10%

Race is Not Real but Racism is

The True Size of Africa

What is a Nigger? 

MLK and Imaginary Freedom: Chains, Plantations, Segregation, No Longer Necessary ['Our Condition is Getting Worse']

Chomsky on "Reserving the Right to Bomb Niggers." 

A Goal of the Media is to Make White Dominance and Control Over Everything Seem Natural

"TV is reversing the evolution of the human brain." Propaganda: How You Are Being Mind Controlled And Don't Know It.

Spike Lee's Mike Tyson and Don King

"Zapsters" - Keeping what real? "Non-white People are Actors. The Most Unrealistic People on the Planet"

Black Power in a White Supremacy System

Neely Fuller Jr.: "If you don't understand racism/white supremacy, everything else that you think you understand will only confuse you"

The Image and the Christian Concept of God as a White Man

'In order for this system to work, We have to feel most free and independent when we are most enslaved, in fact we have to take our enslavement as the ultimate sign of freedom'

Why do White Americans need to criminalize significant segments of the African American population?

Who Told You that you were Black or Latino or Hispanic or Asian? White People Did

Malcolm X: "We Have a Common Enemy"

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Sunday
Aug132017

Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem following Charlottesville

From [HERE] The Raiders running back remained seated on a cooler while eating a banana as his teammates and coaches stood during the national anthem prior to the team’s Saturday night preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. Lynch’s decision came in the wake of a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. earlier in the day where three people, including two police officers, were killed.

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Sunday
Aug132017

DNA collected at arrest often not removed from crime databases for those not convicted

Cleveland.com

Ohio is among more than 30 states in recent years that have expanded their reach to collect DNA samples from people when they are arrested, rather than convicted, of serious crimes.

But for those who are never convicted, removing a DNA profile from state and federal databases used to solve crimes, is rare and, some say, burdensome.

Cuyahoga County officials recently have made a push to make sure all DNA samples are collected in all arrests for a felony offense, which has been required by Ohio law since 2011.

The Plain Dealer reported in June that thousands of DNA samples -- often on cheek swabs -- were going uncollected here, a problem identified by the prosecutor's office as it reinvestigated thousands of old rape cases. The office since has worked with the Common Pleas court, the Sheriff's office and others to close gaps that led to the oversights.

The prosecutor's office, along with researchers from Case Western Reserve University's Begun Center, is formulating a plan to collect some of the missing or "owed" samples from people with active court cases or on parole or probation.

However, there is a flip side to the issue.

It is just as important to make sure that people who are found not guilty, have charges dropped or dismissed, or who never end up being charged after an arrest, can easily have their DNA removed -- or expunged -- from the crime databases, said Cuyahoga County Chief Public Defender Mark Stanton and Deputy Chief Public Defender Cullen Sweeney in a recent interview with The Plain Dealer. [MORE]

Sunday
Aug132017

Obama Tweets "No one is born hating another person b/c of the color of his skin or his background or his religion"

The Hill

Former President Obama tweeted a Nelson Mandela quote condemning racism just hours after a white supremacist rally in Virginia turned deadly.

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." Obama tweeted, featuring a photo of him talking to small children of different ethnicities through a window. 

The quote comes from Mandela's 1994 inaugural address, when he became the first black president of South Africa.

Obama’s message was in response to a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. A car plowed into a crowd of anti-fascism protestors, killing one person and leaving more than a dozen others injured.

Two Virginia State police officers were also killed when their helicopter crashed, which authorities linked to the rally. [MORE]

 

 

Sunday
Aug132017

Ivanka Trump tweets “there is no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.”

From [HERE] The day after deadly protests that occurred in Charlottesville, Va. following a “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally, Ivanka Trump issued a more pointed assessment of blame than her father, saying there is “no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.”

Ivanka Trump calling out “racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis” is the most specific language used by a member of the Trump family. Following an eruption of violence in the college town where one person was killed and 19 people were injured after a car hit protesters leaving a rally.

On Saturday afternoon, President Trump condemned the violence but blamed “many sides.”

The White House issued a statement Sunday saying "The President said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry, and hatred. Of course that includes white supremacists, KKK Neo-Nazi and all extremist groups." But the president has not used those words himself.

Republicans and Democrats criticized the president for not being more forceful in calling out white nationalists groups. [MORE]

Saturday
Aug122017

Peter Joseph says 83% of all Stocks are Owned by 1% of the Population 

Saturday
Aug122017

Keith Ellison Walks Back Comparison of Stupid Maniac Trump to Maniac Kim 

WashPost

Rep. Keith Ellison, the vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, told activists at the progressive Netroots Nation conference that President Trump was acting less responsibly than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that antiwar activism needs to ramp up as the president’s rhetoric has.

“You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there,” said Ellison (D-Minn.). “Kim Jong Un — the world always thought he was not a responsible leader. Well, he’s acting more responsible than this guy.”

There were murmurs of agreement in the room before Ellison described what would need to happen before a “missile launch” become a reality.

“The time for cranking up the antiwar machine is right now,” he said. “If you don’t want to be a deer in the headlights, start calling for diplomacy immediately.”

In a short interview after the speech, Ellison dialed back the Kim-Trump comparison.

“That was one of those I wish I’d not said,” Ellison said. “It’s tailor-made for somebody to misuse. I’d say he’s being incredibly irresponsible and he’s putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch. I mean, his rhetoric might make Kim Jong Un think that he needs to strike first. What we need is someone bringing calm to the situation, not spiking it.”

Saturday
Aug122017

Washington Supreme Court upholds Seattle gun tax

[JURIST]

The Washington Supreme Court [official website] upheld Seattle's tax [ordinance, PDF] on guns and ammunition sales on Thursday. The two individual gun owners and organizations bringing the suit argued [opinion, PDF] that the tax was actually a state regulation on guns, which is prohibited by a Washington state law [official website]. The six-justice majority [materials] affirmed the lower court's decision in favor of the city. The majority opinion said, "While courts should be dubious of regulations masquerading as taxes (and vice versa), in this case Watson [the plaintiff] offers no convincing evidence that the Ordinance has a regulatory purpose or intent." The court also cited the fact that the revenue from the sale of guns was used for public services as evidence that the ordinance was a tax. The dissenting justice argued that since Seattle passed an ordinance that relates to firearms, it is invalid, because the state law prohibits the city from doing exactly that.

Gun control remains a controversial domestic issue. In July a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction [JURIST report] against California's controversial gun ban. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed legislation [JURIST report] in April expanding gun rights in the state. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard in March vetoed a a pair of bills [JURIST report] that would have loosened the state's regulations on concealed carry laws. The US House of Representatives approved [JURIST report] a bill in March making it easier for certain veterans to obtain firearms.

Saturday
Aug122017

Indian Man [Ameya Pawar] Running for Illinois Governor says He’ll Commute All Low-Level Drug Sentences

From [HERE] Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, one of several Democrats vying for his party’s nomination to run for Illinois governor against incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner, doesn’t think the drug war was a failure.

“The war on drugs was a success,” he said in a speech on criminal justice reform given last month. “Because the war on drugs was never actually on drugs. It was against black people.”

Pawar used that address to explain the true history of the modern drug war, which former President Richard Nixon utilized to crack down on the anti-war left and African-Americans.

As part of his campaign, he’s vowing to end Illinois’s participation in that drug war through a battery of policies: making minor possession of controlled substances no longer a felony, legalizing and taxing marijuana, expanding addiction treatment, establishing a truth and reconciliation commission to air police-community grievances, and, most radically, using his commutation powers as governor to simply commute the sentences of nonviolent low-level drug offenders.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Intercept, Pawar put his views on politics into a larger context. His campaign targeting the drug war is part of a larger philosophy of fighting what he says is a divide-and-conquer approach by the nation’s elite to turn people of different races and classes against each other.

Pawar, who is the son of Indian immigrants who were active in the now-opposition Congress Party, was spurred to run partly by Gov. Rauner’s 2015 decision to pause the acceptance of Syrian refugees to the state.

“My background is in the connection between disaster and poverty policy; my wife used to run a refugee resettlement program, my first graduate internship in social work school was working with refugees,” he explained. “The idea that you would ban a group of people who literally walked across continents, who are fleeing persecution … is un-American. This is consistent with what Rauner has been doing in Illinois over the last years, which is pitting communities against one another, using the economic anxieties that exist in communities as sort of a catalyst to pit them against one another.”

He cited the example of Rauner going to poor, white communities in Illinois and complaining about the level of school funding in Chicago, a sort of racial dog whistle. “He’s done a very good job of dividing and ruling,” Pawar cited. “When I give my stump speech, I talk about how that is the same tactic the British used in India. You know, the British pit Hindus and Muslims against one another. Pit people against one another based on class and geography, caste … this is no different. Chicago versus downstate. Downstate versus Chicago. Black, white, brown against one another. All poor people fighting over scraps. So that’s why I jumped into the race. I’m going to call this stuff out.”

Pawar’s convictions about ending the divide-and-conquer strategy inform his views on the drug war. He pointed to the very different public policy response to the crack-cocaine epidemic, which was concentrated among African-Americans, and today’s opiate epidemic, which is concentrated among white Americans (black and brown people have also seen soaring rates of overdoses, though on a smaller scale).

“The opiate crisis means we need to provide treatment. Today we’re calling it a public health issue, but it was a public health issue 40 years ago,” he said.

He explained to The Intercept why he is willing to take the step of using commutations to get Illinois’s low-level, nonviolent drug offenders out of prison.

“If you were jailed for low-level drug offenses, nonviolent drug offenses, the basis for commutation is, well we are talking about preventative treatment, so why are we letting people whither away in jail for the same issues we are wiling to provide treatment for today?” he asked. “The drugs are different, but the underlying circumstances that led people to addiction, or created the addiction issue, is the same. So you can create a rubric and say, ‘Look, low-level drug offense, nonviolent, commute the sentences; create an automatic expungement program.’ You pair that with workforce development or social supports. That is still cheaper than 35 or 40 grand a year of jailing that person.”

Thursday
Aug102017

Keith Ellison: It's 'an outrage' that Trump hasn't condemned mosque bombing

StarTrib

Democratic National Committee deputy chairman and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Wednesday called it "an outrage" that President Donald Trump has not condemned the weekend bombing of a Minnesota mosque as a terrorist attack.

The explosion at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington happened early Saturday just before morning prayers and caused extensive damages to the imam's office but did not injure anyone. The FBI is investigating.

Ellison represents the Minneapolis area — though not the site of the explosion — and is the nation's first Muslim elected to Congress. He issued a statement through the national Democratic Party Wednesday joining the chorus of Muslim organizations and Democrats calling on Trump to label the bombing as a terrorist attack.

"The President's failure to condemn the terrorist attack on the Bloomington Islamic Center is an outrage. It suggests that his oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, including the right to equal protection under the law, only extends to people who meet certain racial and religious criteria," Ellison said. [MORE]

Thursday
Aug102017

Coin Operated Black Republican Rep Under Fire not holding town halls in Utah

Sltrib

A Democratic group is targeting GOP Rep. Mia Love for not hosting any town halls, launching a digital advertising campaign and a website that points out that the last time she took questions from a large in-person audience was in 2015.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee unveiled LoveTownHallWatch.com and is running online ads this week as part of an effort to point out many Republicans are refusing to address their constituents in large groups. Love is one of 25 Republicans the DCCC is going after, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin.

“If Washington Republicans like Mia Love are heartless enough to rip away health care from their constituents but too scared to face them at public town halls, they don’t deserve to be in Congress,” DCCC Spokesman Drew Godinich said in a statement. “This campaign highlights the work of grassroots volunteers in Utah to hold their congresswoman accountable for her votes and lack of transparency.”

The Utah Republican Party warned its elected leaders against holding town halls, noting the heightened political environment and the anger-fueled events other members of Congress have faced this year.

Then-Rep. Jason Chaffetz held a town hall earlier this year and was met with constituents upset that, among other issues, he wasn’t pursuing investigations into President Donald Trump. Rep. Chris Stewart also held town halls — one in the rural part of his district where he was well received and one in Salt Lake City where he was met by a largely hostile crowd.

Other members of the Utah delegation — Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee and Rep. Rob Bishop — have, like Love, skipped town halls except the online or telephonic kind that gives the politician the ability to screen and select the questioners.

Love’s office declined comment on the DCCC website or ads. Love sponsored a recent amendment that allows Congress members to use public money to beef up their home security systems following the shooting of a member earlier this year and threats Love says she has received.

The Utah Republican did hold open office hours earlier this month at her congressional district office, inviting groups of no more than 10 people to converse with her about their concerns or suggestions. Two West Jordan police officers were stationed at the office door. [MORE]

Thursday
Aug102017

Ethics committee continues investigation of U.S. Rep. John Conyers

MLlive

The House Ethics Committee is continuing its investigation of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, it announced Wednesday. 

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the committee said it needed additional time to review information following a recommendation from the independent Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate Conyers, who is serving his 27th term in Congress and is the top Democrat in the House Judiciary Committee.

Documents released with the statement show the ethics board found "substantial reason to believe" Conyers paid former Chief of Staff Cynthia Martin for work she didn't perform. 

"If Representative Conyers provided a member of his congressional staff with compensation that was not commensurate with the work she performed, then he may have violated House rules and standards of conduct," the report read.

In a response to the Office of Congressional Ethics report submitted to the House Ethics Committee, Conyers' counsel wrote the Congressman is committed to cooperating with the investigation, but asked it be dismissed on grounds that the settlement and release agreement for Martin's dismissal was conducted in an appropriate manner. 

Conyers' counsel said Martin was suspended and placed on unpaid leave after she pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor, and was eventually placed on two months of severance pay and given a payment for accrued annual leave. She then reportedly was on the payroll for two months of unpaid leave before she was fired in October 2016. [MORE]

Thursday
Aug102017

US Army refuses Black Congress Reps' Request to rename streets honoring Confederate leaders

WGNO

Confederate generals’ names will continue to adorn the street signs of military base Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York.

The US Army has declined a request to remove the names of Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson from its streets, saying they were honored at Fort Hamilton “as individuals, not as any particular cause or ideology,” according to a letter from the office of the assistant secretary of Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

The letter was sent to US Rep. Yvette Clarke of Brooklyn, who in June wrote a letter with three other members of Congress asking the Army to rename General Lee Avenue and Stonewall Jackson Drive.

“To honor these men who believed in the ideology of white supremacy and fought to maintain the institution of slavery constitutes a grievous insult to the many thousands of people in Brooklyn who are descendants of the slaves held in bondage,” the representatives wrote.

Senior official Diane Randon replied that the Army recognizes “the significance and sensitivity of the issue,” but said renaming efforts would be “controversial and divisive … contrary to the nation’s original intent in naming these streets, which was the spirit of reconciliation.”

Clarke expressed her disappointment with the decision, calling its reasoning “nonsense.” Patrick Rheaume, a spokesman for Clarke, said they will continue to explore legislative options.

The Army did not return requests for comment.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center and its Intelligence Project, which tracks hate groups and extremism across the country, there are 1,503 Confederate place names and other symbols in public spaces. Among them are 109 public schools, 80 counties and cities and 10 US military bases bearing the names of Confederate leaders.

All the bases are in former Confederate states, including Fort Gordon in Georgia, Fort Hood in Texas and Forts Lee, A.P Hill and Pickett in Virginia.

After a 2015 national debate on the Confederate flag, which emerged after a white supremacist who posed with the flag shot and killed nine African-Americans in a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the Pentagon announced those military bases named after Confederate officers are not expected to be rebranded.

Meanwhile, communities across the South have taken an active part in the heated debate. While some opt to take down monuments, such as the recently removed Confederate Memorial in Forest Park in St. Louis, states like Alabama have signed into law protection of the landmarks.

“There shouldn’t be anything honoring the Confederate on public land,” Heidi Beirich, director of the Intelligence Project, told CNN. “The government who represents all Americans should not have this offensive symbology on public property.”

Beirich also mentioned the Confederate Memorial erected at Arlington National Cemetery, which she said depicts and perpetuates the image of the black slave. “The South spent decades reversing the result of the Civil War by honoring the Confederacy infused with this symbology,” Beirich said. She added that those names and symbols belong in museums, not on street signs where they “don’t give context but honor these people.”

Thursday
Aug102017

Sessions rips 'culture of lawlessness' in Chicago

From [HERE] Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted back Monday against a lawsuit from Chicago, warning the Justice Department will withdraw criminal justice funding unless the city ends its "culture of lawlessness" and complies with federal immigration mandates.

“This administration will not simply give away grant dollars to city governments that proudly violate the rule of law and protect criminal aliens at the expense of public safety. So it’s this simple: Comply with the law or forego taxpayer dollars," Sessions said.

Behind Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago on Monday filed a lawsuit against the federal government challenging the Justice Department's attempt to hold back money from local law enforcement under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.

The Justice Department says it will not give the grant money to so-called sanctuary cities like Chicago that refuse full compliance with federal immigration policies.  

“No amount of federal taxpayer dollars will help a city that refuses to help its own residents," Sessions said in a statement. 

“To a degree perhaps unsurpassed by any other jurisdiction, the political leadership of Chicago has chosen deliberately and intentionally to adopt a policy that obstructs this country’s lawful immigration system," he added.

The city of Chicago argues the funding threat from the Justice Department is unconstitutional and is asking a federal judge to intervene.

"These new conditions — which would give federal officials the power to enter city facilities and interrogate arrestees at will and would force the city to detain individuals longer than justified by probable cause, solely to permit federal officials to investigate their immigration status — are unauthorized and unconstitutional," the lawsuit states, according to the Chicago Tribune.

President Trump has often portrayed Chicago as a poster child for out-of-control crime. Last month, he tweeted that killings in the city had reached "epidemic proportions."

Sessions, who has established a "Chicago Gun Strike Force" to address violence in the city, on Monday said Chicago has "adopted an official policy of protecting criminal aliens who prey on their own residents."

“The Mayor complains that the federal government’s focus on enforcing the law would require a ‘reordering of law enforcement practice in Chicago.’ But that’s just what Chicago needs: a recommitment to the rule of law and to policies that rollback the culture of lawlessness that has beset the city," he said.

Tuesday
Aug082017

Black plaintiffs in Alabama appeal decision to allow white city to secede from its school district

WashPost

Lawyers for black Alabama schoolchildren are appealing a federal judge’s decision to allow a predominantly white city near Birmingham to secede from its predominantly black school district, arguing that to allow such a separation would run counter to long-standing case law and undermine black students’ civil rights.

Gardendale — a mostly white municipality north of Birmingham — has sought for years to form its own school district independent from surrounding Jefferson County, arguing that their students would benefit from a smaller school system and a greater degree of local control. In April, U.S. District Court Judge Madeline Haikala found that the separation arose out of intentional racial discrimination, sent messages of racial inferiority to black students and would likely hamper court-ordered desegregation efforts countywide — but she said the effort could move forward anyway.

In their appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, lawyers from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund argued this week that Haikala erred. Given her findings of a racial motivation, they argued, and given the likely impact on Jefferson County’s ability to finally integrate its schools, binding legal precedents gave her no choice but to block Gardendale’s separation. [MORE]

Tuesday
Aug082017

Al Jazeera Vows To Take Legal Action After [Nazi-Like] Israel Bans Network & Its Journalists

From [HERE] Al Jazeera says it will take legal action against Israel after Tel Aviv announced it will close the pan-Arab news network’s offices in the country.

The Qatar-based broadcaster issued a statement on Sunday evening deploring an announcement by Israeli Communications Minister Ayoub Kara that there would be a ban on the broadcaster in Israel and the occupied territories.

Al Jazeera stresses that it will watch closely the developments that may result from the Israeli decision, and will take the necessary legal measures towards it,” the network said in a statement.

Joining the anti-Qatar bloc

It comes after a press conference headed by Ayoub – which Al Jazeera journalists were barred from – was held on Sunday, in which the communications minister announced his intention to censor the pan-Arab news network in Israel.

Ayoub said Al Jazeera’s bureau in Jerusalem would be closed, its transmissions barred, and the credentials of journalists revoked. No date was given for when the ban would be implemented.

The Israeli minister said his decision was due to Al Jazeera “inciting violence” through its reports during recent unrest in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

More bizarrely, Ayoub also used the testimony of anti-Qatar Arab states – such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Bahrain and Egypt – who have barred the broadcaster, accusing it of “supporting extremism”.

Al Jazeera denounces this decision made by a state that claims to be ‘the only democratic state in the Middle East,'” the broadcaster said.

“It also finds the justifications made by the minister of communications as odd and biased as they are in unison with the actions carried out by a number of Arab countries that have closed the network’s bureaus, shut down its cable and satellite transmissions, and blocked its websites and applications.”

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