racism Category Archives

Unemployment Down… Unless You’re Black.

Published on 8 Jan 2012 at 12:07 am. 1 Comment.
Filed under economy,racism.

For those of you who tweet I highly recommend you follow Dr. Mark Anthony Neal (@newblackman) and Dr. Sandy Darity (@sandydarity). You’ll learn things like this: “@NewBlackMan: Unemployment Rises For Blacks As It Falls For Everyone Else @SandyDarity”. Dr. Neal linked a News One article, but I found another article via CNN, which doesn’t force […]

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Nivea: Racist Advertizement or Racist Civilization?

Published on 19 Aug 2011 at 10:14 am. 11 Comments.
Filed under mainstream culture,racism,ridiculousness.

Have you seen this advertisement from the skin care company Nivea? The ad depicts a young clean cut brother chucking his curly counterpart – a beheaded doppelganger with full-blown afro and beard – into the distance. The caption reads, “LOOK like you GIVE a damn: RE-CIVILIZE YOURSELF.” Nivea is a German global skin and body […]

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“God Damn Haiti” From John Quincy Adams to Pat Robertson

Published on 15 Jan 2010 at 3:25 am. 9 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,Haiti,poverty,racism.

This is why I love teaching. Today, in both my Blacks and Popular Culture class at UNC and in my Music and Political Movements class at NCCU, I discussed the Haiti crisis with my students. Quoting from yesterday’s blog post, in which I published Pat Robertson’s remarks on Haiti being damned, I suggested to my […]

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Our Prayers Go Out To The People Of Haiti / Pat Robertson Spews Unbridled Racism In The Wake of a Tragedy

Published on 14 Jan 2010 at 2:21 am. 3 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,poverty,racism.

First and foremost our prayers go out to the people of Haiti. I have compiled a list of disaster relief organizations to which you can donate funds, but if you choose do so, do it with caution. One of the lessons we learned from Katrina was that donating money with good intentions, to incompetent and […]

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Arrested for Suspected Breaking and Entering… Into His Own Home!?

Published on 20 Jul 2009 at 10:40 pm. 20 Comments.
Filed under Prison Industrial Complex,racism,ridiculousness.

Social critic and comedian Dave Chapelle hilariously described the tense relationship between Black men and police in his landmark stand-up performance, Killing ’em Softly. I’m not saying I don’t like police. I’m not saying that. I’m saying, I’m just scared of them. Nothing wrong with that. Sometimes, we want to call them too. Somebody broke […]

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whopper virgins & the fast food nation: colonialism, marketing, food, sex, and hunger politics.

Published on 23 Dec 2008 at 2:31 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under health,news/politics,poverty,racism,television.

it has been a long time, but i am back ____ Cross posted from kameelahwrites. *** i am sure everyone has seen the whopper virgins commercials with the ‘natives’/’whopper virgins’ in traditional garb tasting burger king whoppers after they have been rescued from their tribal settings to consume fatty American food in a more ‘modern’ […]

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Fear of a Black President

Published on 11 Nov 2008 at 2:27 pm. 11 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,racial rhetoric,racism.

Hard as it may be to believe, not everyone is completely overjoyed at America’s recent choice of president. In fact, some folks seem downright shook, so to speak. Check out some of the recent headlines and quotes from the lunatic fringe: Georgia congressman warns of Obama dictatorship “I think there are going to be outbreaks […]

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Is Hip Hop Mentally Challenged Music?

Published on 19 Sep 2008 at 12:18 am. 3 Comments.
Filed under education,entertainment,history,music,racism.

The Reign of Retarded Rap by Min. Paul Scott Over the last two years, Black America has been discussed by the mainstream media perhaps more times than in recent history. Between Don Imus, the Jena 6 and the presidential election, for a moment, it began to seem that black folks were, at least, beginning to […]

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Blackademics/Language Arts: Sean Bell Tribute

Published on 25 Apr 2008 at 7:03 pm. No Comments.
Filed under healing,police brutality,racism,violence.

I created this Sean Bell tribute in response to the outrageous “not guilty” verdict passed today. I recorded the original song, “Don’t Push” back in 2006, when the incident first occurred. Rest in Peace, brother.

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Not Guilty: Sean Bell’s NYPD Murderers Walk

Published on 25 Apr 2008 at 2:25 pm. 7 Comments.
Filed under police brutality,racism,violence.

Today the NYPD officers who slaughtered an unarmed father of two named Sean Bell received a verdict of Not Guilty. A New York State Supreme Court judge cleared officers Mike Oliver, Marc Cooper and Gescard Isnora of manslaughter and reckless endangerment this morning. On November 25, 2006, Sean Bell was murdered on the day before […]

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