racial rhetoric Category Archives

Facebook: Off The Wall

Published on 7 Aug 2007 at 6:13 pm. 29 Comments.
Filed under black image,ignorance,racial rhetoric,racism,ridiculousness.

Facebook: a social utility that connects you with the people around you. It’s like Myspace but with more privacy, versatility and style. If you were anywhere near a college/university campus as of 2004, you probably know all about it. Messages, profiles, networks, pokes and walls. This post addresses “the wall” – an application that Mark […]

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via RaceWire: The look and language of UNICEF’s Africa’s campaign

Published on 5 Aug 2007 at 12:10 am. 17 Comments.
Filed under Africa,black image,education,racial rhetoric,racism.

Thought ya’ll might enjoy this one… via RaceWire: Tip to Color of Change for forwarding this one. Cross-posted from Black Women in Europe.

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Safe terms, Euphemisms, Distracting Discursive Projects: “White Privilege,” What’s in a Name?

Published on 4 Aug 2007 at 11:54 pm. 10 Comments.
Filed under academia,collective action,racial rhetoric,racism,radical politics.

also check me at kameelahwrites. —— Racialicious pointed me toward an awesome blog called the North Star which is “an online forum of discussion and debate maintained by black activist and justice-minded students at Yale University. By creating an easily-accessible online library of social and political commentaries, we strive to foster a community voice that […]

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Black Privlidge

Published on 17 Jul 2007 at 6:01 am. 19 Comments.
Filed under Africa,racial rhetoric.

We always talk about white privilege, but what about Black privilege? I don’t experience it often, but I sure did this evening-about 15 minutes ago. It’s a special kind of Black privilege: airport privilege. I’m currently sitting at the airport in Accra, waiting to head out to London before returning to Babylon. The security here […]

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World Refugee Day: Hands Off Assata!

Published on 19 Jun 2007 at 12:07 pm. 12 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,racial rhetoric,radical politics.

Formerly Africa Refugee day, the United Nations general assembly named June 20th (tomorrow) World Refugee day in 2001 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. This years theme is “hope.” In the 21st century, increasing numbers of people are forced to flee their homes, not only because […]

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