Monthly Archives: May 2014

THE TRUE SIZE OF AFRICA…

Re-blogged from:  Racism is White Supremacy

“It was no surprise to learn that European mapmakers — as far back as the 16th century – DELIBERATELY reduced the size of the African continent, but I had no idea by how much until I compared the maps below.

Map A (updated in 2013?) shows Europe and Africa as roughly the same size while North America is larger than both. This is FALSE.world-continent-mapThe composite map below (Map B) is not 100% accurate — for example, all of China does not fit inside Africa –  but it is more accurate when comparing the size of the African continent to Europe and the United States.true_size_of_africa

This is just ONE more piece of evidence that:

1) we live under a system of white supremacy/black inferiority — even when it comes to making maps.

2) the system of white supremacy relies on LIES, DISTORTIONS, AND DECEPTION to minimize, marginalize, and inferiorize African people, even to the extent of making it appear that the African continent is much smaller than it actually is.

3) referring to Africa as the “Third World” is another…”;  Read full article on authors site

 

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Truth for our Youth Official Press Release

Truth for our Youth Official Press Release.

Deeper Than Words: Donald Sterling’s Racism and the Model Minority Myth

See on Scoop.itThe Price of PREJUDICE. AND Privilege

“its not surprising that someone who made his wealth from a system in which white landowners profited from racial exclusion might later engage in housing discrimination. The charges against Sterling’s real estate business have included refusing to rent to black and Latino tenants, but also preferring Korean American tenants. In 2003, the Housing Rights  …”

See on www.racefiles.com

Mirror, Mirror: Does ‘Fairest’ Mean Most Beautiful Or Most White? : Code Switch : NPR

See on Scoop.itThe Price of PREJUDICE. AND Privilege

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

We all recognize the mantra of Snow White’s evil stepmother.read more …

See on innerisness.com

The Truth About Black People and their place in World History; Dr Leroy Vaughn

Asians in the Library

 

 

 

ImageRe-blogged from Abagond

“Asians in the Library” (2011) is a YouTube video, a three-minute racist rant against Asians made by Alexandra Wallace (pictured), a White American student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). It came right after a tsunami had killed 10,000 people in Japan. Three years later it is still the top suggested completion for “Asians” on Google.

In the video she informs us that there are “hordes of Asian people” that UCLA accepts into “our” school. Which, she said, was “fine” but they should learn “American manners”.

In commenting on their lack of manners, she observes:

their moms and their brothers and their sisters and their grandmas and their grandpas and their cousins and everybody that they know that they’ve brought along from Asia with them – comes here [to her apartment complex] on the weekends to do their laundry, buy their groceries and cook their food for the week.

Like that was a bad thing. She claims, “They don’t teach their kids to fend for themselves.”

At the library:

I’ll be in like deep …”;  Read full post on Author’s site

Peace and Justice Award!!!

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Mosi Ngozi author of moorbey.wordpress.com

 

has nominated my blog for the Peace and Justice Award, a huge honor coming from one whom I have the greatest amount of admiration and respect for!  Thank you @Moorbey!

and According to idealisticrebel, founder of this award: “I am creating this award to honor WordPress bloggers who support Peace and Justice throughout the world and who are against Racism, Bigotry, Anger and Hatred. It is for the Heroes and the Sheroes who believe in One World and All People of all Races, Sexes, Religions, Creeds and Cultures Living in Harmony.”

Here are the rules for the award:

Recipients should frequently write about Peace, Justice, Love — the goodness in the world, or putting goodness in the world.

Recipients may also frequently call attention to the bigotry or racism that happens in the world.

Link back to whomever nominated you and, since this is about goodness, politely thank them.

Spread the love to whomever and however many you believe deserve it!

My nominees are:

http://ncodube.wordpress.com/

http://legendaryafricablog.wordpress.com/

http://thabomophiring.wordpress.com/

http://blkath3st.wordpress.com/

A Hundred years After the 1913 Land Act

Reblogged from/Read full article at:  The South African Civil Society Information ServiceSol Plaatjie

“…But as English colonialism, frequently driven by actual rather than metaphorical enslavement, gathered momentum from the seventeenth century onwards, people around the world who sought to hold on to their land and autonomy in defiance of an advancing storm were presented as monstrous – a many headed hydra that needed to be destroyed so that land and labour could be exploited. Liberal philosophy presented this violent assault on the commons – which ranged from Ireland, to India, Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas, in terms of enlightenment and progress.  From the underside it was often experienced as catastrophe borne on the terror of burning and killing.

This history is our history. But of course here it has been and remains profoundly inflected by race. Today people flying in to Port Elizabeth to travel on to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown will pass one luxury game farm after another. Grahamstown still carries the name of John Graham, the British soldier who drove the Xhosa people off this land, the Zuurveld, between 1811 and 1812 by burning their homes, destroying their crops and killing any man that resisted. John Cradock, the governor of the Cape Colony, had given Graham his orders. Cradock knew what he was doing. He had crushed anti-colonial rebellions in Ireland and India before being posted to Cape Town. In 1812 he could report to the British cabinet that the inhabitants of the Zuurveld had been forced across the Fish River with ‘a proper degree of terror’. A hundred years later Jan Smuts, speaking at the celebrations held to celebrate the centenary of the founding of Grahamstown, declared, “South Africa was a home for a great white race.” On the 19th of June the following year the Natives Land Act came into force.

In the famous opening lines of his Native Life in South Africa, Sol Plaatje wrote, “Awakening on Friday morning, June 20, 1913, the South African Native found himself, not actually a slave, but a pariah in the land of his birth”. It was the colonial wars of the previous century that had left Africans with only 7% of the land in the new Union of South Africa. But the Land Act entrenched this dispossession by preventing Africans from buying or renting land from whites, outlawing share-cropping and opening the way to the establishment of ‘reserves’, later known as Bantustans. It became a legal cornerstone of the segregationist project.

The ANC, founded the year before the Land Act was passed, was committed to the restoration of land to Africans. But it was the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU), founded on the docks in Cape Town in 1919, that became a mass movement of rural people. It claimed more than a hundred thousand members by 1927. But like all movements that rise on a tide of millennial fervour it didn’t take care of the details of organisation very well, or work out a viable strategy for achieving its goals, and its hopes were dashed on the unforgiving shores of South African reality. There have been many rural struggles since then, perhaps most famously the Mpondo Revolt that began…”;

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Author:  Richard Pithouse 

 

Racistz? In Robez or Boardroomz?

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A billionaire basketball owner blurts out words in anger to his girlfriend about her suspected dalliances with Black athletes, and the world goes wild.

It becomes Top Story on the national newsfeed, and, surprisingly, even the story of the downed jet in Malaysia takes second fiddle.

Similarly, the nation’s highest court rules that states may use referendums to strike down affirmative action educational programs – and not violate the Constitution.

The story makes midday news, and leads on several network newscasts, but by the next day its old news.

Which story will affect the greatest number of Black lives? The anguished insecurities of a rich old guy, trying to exert control over his beautiful young lover? Or the tortured reasoning’s of a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court, essentially opening the door to the death throes of affirmative…

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