Racialicious presents an important investigation of racism and ‘new journalism’ online.
Keep It Trill speaks up against fascist campaigns against those of indigenous, Mexican, South and Latin American descent in “In The Neo-Race War, The Fight Against ‘Operation Wetback’ Is Our Fight Too” — and there are plenty of quotables. “What the hell is it about the noisy and trouble-making large minority of racist white folks that makes them scared to death they’ll be outnumbered? They obsess over how soon America won’t look like it used to back in the good ‘ole days, you know, the ones after their heroes exterminated damn near all the Native Americans as a form of ‘land improvement.’” Respect to AfroSpear for the find.
“High Noon in Nepal” is Jed Brandt’s latest report from the situation involving the government/military standoff with the people in Nepal.
The Roots of Resistance Conference is a two day event featuring workshops and discussions on topics such as student activism past and present, combating racism and sexual assault, and developing successful organizing strategies. “With participation from Dr. Gene Young, eyewitness to the Jackson State shootings, Mark Rudd, of Students for a Democratic Society and later the Weather Underground, and Dr. Staughton Lynd, a veteran organizer of labor, peace, and prisoner solidarity, along with many other student and community activists as well as professors, this conference is a space in which we can build a strong future for our struggles while learning from the experiences of the 1960′s and 70′s.”
Speed of Dreams puts down some knowledge via Tim Wise on neo-confederate mythology and the racist backlash to a changing world.
Assem Shukla provides sharp analysis about the co-opting of South Asian and India culture by Western yoga practitioners. “Once yoga was no longer intertwined with its Hindu roots, it became up for grabs and easy to sell. These journals abundantly refer to yoga as ‘ancient Indian,’ ‘Eastern’ or ‘Sanskritic,’ but seem to assiduously avoid the term ‘Hindu’ out of fear, we can only assume, that ascribing honestly the origins of their passion would spell disaster for what has become a lucrative commercial enterprise.”
Slant Eye for the Round Eye reports tea party crowds got whipped up by speakers demanding Obama be sent to Kenya.