Monthly Archives: January 2016

Recommended books

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Book Portrays slavery as “happy time”

Ok, how long must these types of fantasy children’s books be tolerated? Do the parents have a right to be angry? How would the dominant community feel if they were all portrayed as slavers? You decide!

‘Happy’ Enslaved Africans Infuriates Twitter as Backlash Grows over New Children’s Book, Parents Launch Petition to End Falsehoods

A Racist Children’s Book?

How is it possible in 2015 to publish a racist children’s book, according to some?
Check out the summary:

http://www.vh1.com/news/220225/a-fine-dessert-racist-childrens-book/

Subtle linguistics of White Supremacy

View story at Medium.com

Racism exists, but no around me!

50 % of whites surveyed believe racism exists, but not around them.  Interesting notion. This means, well, somebody else is responsible.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/white-people-racism-poll_55a91a4fe4b0c5f0322d17f2

Africa is Huge!

Ever wonder why maps depict Africa as a small continent? So do I. Is it because of our mental perceptions of a land that is not civilized? What it is?

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