A case involving college students who used Facebook to hurl racial slurs at a Black student is making headlines. Resist Racism posts the whole exchange between Chelsie Palbicki and Anna Langevin, who refer to the woman as “obamacare” the n-word and other epithets.
Peacecomrade posted a 1969 essay by Huey P. Newton of the Black Panther Party that is worthy of a review. Many vital words, including:
It is a historical fact that blacks were brought to this country for the profit of the ruling class which at the time were landowners. They needed someone to till the soil and grow profitable crops. Today we have shifted from an agrarian economy today goods-production economy. But the same relationships exist between the private owner and the worker. Nothing has changed. Therefore, for working people to be free, they must seize control of the means of production.
All members of the working classes must seize the means of production. This, naturally, includes black people. But as I said before, to do this we must become psychologically free so that we can be fully capable of meaningful self-determination. Capitalism deprives us all of self-determination. Only in the context of socialism can man practiced the self-determination necessary to provide for their freedom.
This is the ultimate objective of the Black Panther Party. We are attempting to transform an oppressive capitalistic society into a socialistic society in which each man shall participate in the decisions that affect his life, less making him free.
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Asian-Nation is compiling a list of what it calls examples of white backlash, or direct or indirect anti-people of color actions.
Womanist Musings offers up thoughts on the whiteness of Twilight, that vampire book/movie franchise, stating “the saga upholds dominant ideas about race that associate whiteness with civility, beauty, and intellect on the one hand, and indigenous people with animality and primitivism on the other.”
Matt Sonzala writes about a Houston commercial radio station banning a local rapper, Trae the Truth, over a mixtape dis to a station employee. Great post, though one has to wonder why a boycott of the station itself over such random retaliation (and greater accountability sought by the station’s owner, Radio 1, for local management’s behavior) has not surfaced yet.
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