Category Archives: “racial justice”

Cape Town race row erupts after ‘black visitors cleared from beach’

Protesters have taken to one of Cape Town’s most picturesque beaches after private security guards were accused of ordering black visitors to leave.

The guards, hired by local residents, allegedly cleared the Clifton 4th beach of tourists on Sunday evening.

Demonstrators say black beachgoers were unfairly targeted, but the firm denies closing the beach and says it only acts to protect residents from crime.

Beaches and other public areas were segregated during the apartheid era.

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Montreal’s Sir John A. Macdonald statue defaced again

The statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in downtown Montreal was sprayed in red paint early Monday morning.

It’s been vandalized several times by people since November 2017 amid calls for the statue to come down as part of a fight against racism and colonialism.

The statue of Queen Victoria on the steps of McGill University’s Strathcona Music Building was also defaced.

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Back to Discipline

Disparate impact reflects disparate reality.

federal commission on school safety has repudiated the use of disparate-impact analysis in evaluating whether school discipline is racially biased. The Trump administration should go further, and extirpate such analysis from the entirety of the federal code of regulations, as well as from informal government practice.

Disparate-impact analysis holds that if a facially-neutral policy negatively affects blacks and Hispanics at a higher rate than whites and Asians, it is discriminatory. Noticing the behavioral differences that lead to those disparate effects is forbidden. In the area of school discipline, disparate-impact analysis results in the conclusion that racially neutral rules must nevertheless contain bias, since black students nationally are suspended at nearly three times the rate of white students. In 2014, the Obama administration relied on this methodology to announce that schools that suspended or expelled black students at higher rates than white students were violating anti-discrimination laws.

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There’s a growing debate over who qualifies as a ‘person of color’ — who is and isn’t included?

The definition of “person of color” in the 21st century has been less about skin color and more about marking those that have been affected racism and white supremacy, but some argue that the effects of racism for Asian Americans has been less significant than for other populations.

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Black Violence: The Terror That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Even stranger than Don Lemon’s fairy tale that white people are responsible for violent terrorism in this country, is the fact that no national conservative media figures refuted him.

A shame, because it is so easily done. And so important to do.

Lemon concocted his claim in front of CNN’s Cuomo the Lesser, who stared dumbstruck as his colleague sketched his vision of white supremacists running amok with terror and violence in their wake.

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Flashback: Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel And Sarah Silverman All Wore Blackface

Megyn Kelly lost her job at NBC within 48 hours of saying it was considered okay when she was a child for white people to put on “blackface” as long as they “were dressing up as a character.” Three popular anti-Trump comedians did much more than simply talk about it — and they are all still employed.

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No Debate: “To Kill A Mockingbird may only be taught in Peel secondary schools… if instruction occurs through a critical, anti-oppression lens.”

A Peel district School Board email was forwarded to my attention – The Equity Poobahs have spoken! To Kill A Mocking Bird is RACIST! No doubt that horrid dead white male Shakespeare is next on the hit-list.

I’m pretty sure Harper Lee would have told them to Go F$ck themselves.

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High school band criticized for performance depicting cops being held at gunpoint in a Mississippi city where two police officers were shot dead in the line of duty

Pictures of the Forest Hill High School band’s performance that circulated on social media Saturday show students dressed as medical personnel holding SWAT team members at gunpoint as the band played.

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The Infantilization of Black America

In contemporary political discourse, black America often seems to be perceived as a monolith. We are expected to think, act, and vote as one, and any attempt to step outside the bounds of our pre-determined spectrum of thoughts can lead to summary excommunication. Our diversity pertains to our race, ethnicity, gender orientation, or sexual preference when set against the rest of the American population, but the diversity of opinions, beliefs, and values found among American blacks is seldom acknowledged. Even though the ‘black community’ in America includes immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America, as well as multiracial individuals and descendants of the slave trade, we are often grouped together as one large indistinguishable ideological bloc.

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Let’s all thank Sarah Jeong for showing us what liberals think of white people

Anti-white racism is endemic among liberals. For liberals, it is permissible to show disdain for white people in a way that would be totally, totally unacceptable to show for blacks, Hispanics, or people of other “colors” of the liberal rainbow.

This is clearer than ever now that we have been exposed to the ravings of The New York Times’ latest hire, editorial writer Sarah Jeong.


Read this entire thread. This was not a “one off”.

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Genocide Junction

In New York City, street co-namings—in which a thoroughfare takes on an additional, ceremonial name in honor of a distinguished figure—rarely generate much fuss, and their approval is typically pro forma. But yesterday, a city council committee voted to co-name a street in Brooklyn after Jean-Jacques Dessalines, emperor of Haiti after the island won its independence from France in 1804.

The council’s designation of a two-mile stretch of Rogers Avenue in Brooklyn as Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard sparked some controversy because Dessalines was an enthusiastic advocate of racial murder. Following the defeat of Napoleon’s forces and their retreat from Hispaniola, Dessalines named himself Governor-General-for-Life and decided to wipe the slate clean. Heeding the words of his personal secretary Louis Boisrond-Tonnerre, framer of the Haitian Act of Independence, who declaimed, “we should use the skin of a white man as a parchment, his skull as an inkwell, his blood for ink, and a bayonet for a pen,” Dessalines ordered the murder of virtually every white man, followed soon afterward by all white women and children, in the new nation. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people were butchered in a few months.

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It’s Not The ‘White Threat’ Harming Our Politics, It’s Tying Race To Destiny

The changes in the way race plays into national politics are not a reaction to Barack Obama. They are a reaction to the world progressives built and are still building.

Ezra Klein’s Monday article in Vox addressed race in politics, comparing the election of Barack Obama with the election of Donald Trump. It was longer and more nuanced than most of what is published there, but still missed the major point.

The changes in the way race plays into national politics are not a reaction to Obama. They are a reaction to the world progressives built and are still building, a world that has seen the Left’s default position go from aspiring toward color-blindness to one of grievance-nursing along every possible intersectional axis. The political world that gave us Trump is different than the one that gave us Obama, but the difference is of the Left’s own making.

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