Category Archives: discrimination

Movies expose racism/discrimination

These are 10 movies that need to be seen and discussed. 

Ten of the most powerful movies that deal with the issues of slavery, racial discrimination and overall hatred in America. Some of these clearly demonstrate the struggle black Americans have faced as they have sought equality and justice in American society. Persons wishing to learn about this part of American History, should take time to view these movies throughout the year.

Hidden Figures (2016)
This movie related the story of extra-ordinary female African-American mathematicians who played a key role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program and faced all forms of discrimination and racism.

Selma (2015)
It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

12 Years A Slave (2014)
Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery. He worked on plantations in Louisiana for 12 years before his release. He was assisted by a member of the Quakers.

#41 – Story of Jackie Robinson (2013)
Story of the racial integration of American professional baseball player Jackie Robinson, whose jersey was number 42. Details the history of racism that he paid to integrate baseball in America.

The Butler (2013)
Movie about Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), chief Butler for 8 presidents. As a child he witnessed the rape of mother and the killing of his father in America’s cotton fields.

Red Tails (2012)
A historical perspective of the famous Tuskegee Airmen during WWII. Forced into a segregated unit, these incredible Black pilots became one of America’s best fighter unit.

The Help (2011)
Life stories of Black maids in the South. The movie tells the narrative from the point of view of the maids who serve white families.

Crash (2004)
This movie about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles, California. A self-described “passion piece” for Haggis, Crash was inspired by a real-life incident, in which his Porsche was carjacked outside a video store on Wilshire Boulevard in 1991

 

Remember the Titans (2000)
Depicts the true story of Herman Boone, African American coach, played by Denzel Washington, and follows Coach Boone as he tries to introduce a racially diverse team at the T. C. Williams High School in the city of Alexandria, a suburb of Washington, D.C. in 1971

Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story (1994)
Minister at Ebenezer Church who was replaced by MLK, Jr. Deacons let Johns go for a less radical preacher.

The Rosa Parks Story
Story of Rosa Parks, seamstress, whose peaceful defiance led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the end of in the south.

Developed by Idali Feliciano, 2018

What is Reverse Racism?

This is a great explanation about the meaning of “reverse racism.” Take a few minutes to watch and contemplate.

Native Americans could not do this

Response to Donald Trump

Shame on you, Mr. Trump!

5th 3rd Bank of Ohio will pay damages for Charging Black and Latino Customers More Interest for Auto Loans.

Still think there is no economic discrimiation? Read on:

http://atlantablackstar.com/2015/10/06/fifth-third-bank-charged-blacks-latinos-interest-auto-loans/?utm_content=buffer728ec&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Does the KKK have rights under the Constitution?

In no way do I support/believe what the KKK stands for. In fact I detest the Klan. However, if other groups are allowed to pass out literature about their beiefs, then under the Constitution the KKK should also be allowed to do so.  Individuals have the right to refuse to take the literature.

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2014/12/kkk_loses_lawsuit_over_handing_leaflets_to_drivers_in_missouri_town.phpKlan photo

Discrimination cost money

Ally Financial charged minorities more for loans. Must make it right.

Racial and Religious Profiling in the United States: Is it necessary?

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Take a minute to reflect on one man’s experience with being profiled because of his religious belief and wearing a symbol of his beliefs.  But, is it really just one man’s experience? Or are there dozens or perhaps thousands who experience similar profiling?  And whether it is one man or thousands, should we not reflect on this situation?             Is it morally right to continuously suspect dark skinned folks, who may also wear religious symbols of their faith, and often times speak another language?                                           I get that because of 9/11 the  United States has taken many measures to ensure our safety, but, with all the technology at our disposal, can we stop humiliating so many folks.  By the way, why can’t we learn from how Israel deals with identifying potential terrorist? They have a wonderful success rate! 

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11/27/flying-while-sikh-why-racial-profiling-matters.html

It’s getting ugly out there…

Anyone else besides me see how ugly it is getting out there?  It seems that once again the State of the Union is such that it has emboldened groups like the KKK to wear their attire and protest publicly.  Some Klan members are not only wearing their garb in front of the White House, but also near a school in Florida.  As much as some individuals would like to have us believe that “racism” is dead in America, recent Klan public appearances and hate speeches refute this. It isn’t just these individuals wearing the “attire” however, it is many others who display the Confederate flag in front of the White House, signs that are held up with images of POTUS wearing a Hitler like mustache, and a sign recently posted at a business in Arkansas that stated: “Obamacare is a punishment for slavery.”

More recently, Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch said this at a rally:  “I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up.” This in a country that believes in religious freedom cannot be tolerated.

What do you think? Can we continue to be the silent majority? Can we agree to disagree in a civil and respectful manner? Can we debate without bringing the ugly out?

 

Obamacare sign

                                         

Stop Racism!

Learning Hate

Should we tolerate racist websites that promote the killing of other human beings? That denigrate people because of their skin color? Religion? Gender? Political opinions? Economic class? National origin?  We can urge individuals not to go to these sites! We can make arguments against looking at these sites. What else can we do?

Promotes war on white people: http://www.radiofacts.com/blacks-asked-leave-south-carolina-restaurant-white-customer-felt-threatened-video/?fb_action_ids=10152123457844942&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210152123457844942%22%3A221127681376925%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210152123457844942%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

Promotes the white race as the right race… http://www.stormfront.org/forum/

500 Multicultural books

Cheryl Hudson compiled this list of over 500 children’s multicultural books.  Fantastic for teachers!

The Diversity Within A Firm Foundation of Children’s and Adolescent Literature

http://pinterest.com/gracestellame/the-diversity-within-a-firm-foundation-of-children/

Children’s Multicultural Books

Check out the bibliographies of children’s books! More will be forth coming in the near future! 

Max seeks knowledge

Max seeks knowledge