inter-minority relations Category Archives

Kym says “Elvira Arellano is NOT the New Rosa Parks”

Published on 27 Aug 2007 at 9:12 am. 22 Comments.
Filed under history,inter-minority relations,news/politics,racism.

I guess this post is to follow up Pierce’s post (Myspace Aids in Apprehending New Jersey Executioners, Illegal Immigrants). Kym over at Blacklooks and her personal blog (Askthisblackwoman) wrote up a post entitled Elvira Arellano is NOT the New Rosa Parks. In all honesty, American immigration policy and the immigration movement are areas that are […]

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Myspace Aids in Apprehending New Jersey Executioners, Illegal Immigrants

Published on 21 Aug 2007 at 9:18 am. 14 Comments.
Filed under collective action,diaspora,inter-minority relations,news/politics.

On August 4th, 2007, four Black college students were lined up next to a wall at their high school, forced to kneel, and then shot in the back of the head. This execution-style murder was the tragic end to a robbery apparently initiated by 24-year-old Rodolfo Godinez. Of the victims, Natasha Aeriel, 19, Terrance Aeriel, […]

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Macy’s Guide to “Becoming White”

Published on 25 Jul 2007 at 6:06 am. 24 Comments.
Filed under fashion,inter-minority relations,racism.

This week, one of the world’s biggest and most exclusive mega-fashion department stores, Macy’s, was forced to recall a line of offensive T-shirts. The contraversial (brown) shirts had the phrase, “BROWN IS THE NEW WHITE” printed across the chest in all (white) capitals. Macy’s, Macy’s, Macy’s what were you thinking? I have no earthly idea […]

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Apartheid Israel?, Speaking Up, Out and About: A Call to Action for Black Folks?

Published on 4 Jun 2007 at 6:23 pm. 20 Comments.
Filed under collective action,diaspora,history,inter-minority relations,news/politics,racism,radical politics.

This is a bit long so here are my early apologies… June 2007 marks the 40th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. May 15th, 2007 marks the 59th anniversary of the Nakba (“the catastrophe”) which saw the mass deportation of a million Palestinians […]

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Black Americans Recruited by Al-Qaeda

Published on 29 May 2007 at 10:22 am. 14 Comments.
Filed under inter-minority relations,news/politics,radical politics.

First and foremost a disclaimer: this information did not come from a reputable source. The scare about Al-Qaeda recruiting African Americans as suicide bombers looks to me like a conservative attempt at further fracturing people of color, demonizing Blacks and Muslims, and instigating fear. However, that being said, I think it brings up some very […]

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LAPD, Violence and Immigration

Published on 4 May 2007 at 11:54 am. 4 Comments.
Filed under collective action,inter-minority relations,news/politics.

The LAPD is being investigated for its excessive use of force at a peaceful Immigration rally this week. The rally was part of a international movement of marches and protests called May Day – a day dedicated to labor and immigration reform. And in classic LAPD fashion, officers were caught on tape; bombarding women, children […]

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Interracial Marriages Skyrocket

Published on 21 Apr 2007 at 12:34 am. 11 Comments.
Filed under inter-minority relations,mainstream culture.

The United States Census Bureau reports that interracial marriages have reached an all time high. In the 21st century it may be hard for some people to believe that, in some states, such unions were illegal only 40 years ago. South Carolina’s Bob Jones University only dropped its ban on interracial dating in 2000. Since […]

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Support Brown Babies

Published on 13 Apr 2007 at 12:47 am. 4 Comments.
Filed under collective action,inter-minority relations,positivity.

A friend of mine has started a non-profit organization called, Brown Babies. This is a fledgling North Carolina-based organization that is dedicated to uplifting children of color (hence the name). Here is a quote from their “theory of unity,” Brown Babies seeks to advocate for EVERY child of color and believes that by working TOGETHER, […]

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Black and Brown unite?

Published on 8 Jan 2007 at 1:21 pm. 14 Comments.
Filed under history,inter-minority relations,racism.

Having lived in California all of my life, hearing about the conflicts between Black folks and Latino/a folks is commonplace. I never understood how two wretchedly oppressed groups could direct so much hatred and distrust toward each other when there is so much potential embodied in a collaboration between folks who suffer (of course in […]

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South Africans of Chinese Descent Fight to be Treated as Coloured, if they Can’t Get that, they will Settle for Black

Published on 23 Dec 2006 at 3:35 am. 3 Comments.
Filed under affirmative action,inter-minority relations.

The U.S. is not the only country with its host of affirmative action struggles as this article explains. Back in 2000, in Brazil, when the state of Rio de Janiero implemented racial quotas for Black University students and others ‘of African Descent,’ many White students claimed African heritage to improve their chances for admission. Now […]

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