Category Archives: racism

The Racist History of Soap in USA

College students React to 1940s video about Racism

Have attitudes about race changed in America in the last 70 years? Take a look.

KKK Established in Pulaski, Tennessee 1866!

http://spartacus-educational.com/USAkkk.htm

Emmitt Till Killed in 1955

Please listen and read.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-death-of-emmett-till?cmpid=email-hist-tdih-2017-0828-08282017&om_rid=d0f18f96fed3e7a52308d75aaaa17f9a6e95626f6272a411702f75082377e14a&om_mid=231440959&kx_EmailCampaignID=14393&kx_EmailCampaignName=email-hist-tdih-2017-0828-08282017&kx_EmailRecipientID=d0f18f96fed3e7a52308d75aaaa17f9a6e95626f6272a411702f75082377e14a

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

How to Race Bait by Mathew Cooke

Excellent way to learn about racism and the institution of slavery!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WHPGL_wBaM&list=PL0S8JYG95_lphaPreENTSu3TGxlmydbdr

Blame the victims for Slavery?

slavery - CopyIt does no good to assign blame to others regarding slavery. The fact that it was institutionalized for profit speaks for itself. What do you think?

http://www.uhurusolidarity.org/2014/09/08/next-time-someone-says-but-africans-sold-themselves-into-slavery-send-them-this-article/

Officer who shot Black man Execution Style goes free

Is this justice? Is it right? Was the officer justified. What do you think?

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/10/30/judge-grants-immunity-to-cop-who-killed-unarmed-black-man-execution-style-video/

Heirs of Privilege – How Does Racism Work in America?

America was never founded for anyone who was other than White Anglo Saxon, that’s the reality. Or is it? What do you think? Show us the evidence for or against the opening sentence!  Read the article for which a link has been provided below.  

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/06/13/rachel-dolezal-story-lesson-how-racism-works/J8R27qgq2YfDRUuOVhpYGI/story.html

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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

Ferguson’s Two separate realities? Or just “out of sight, out of mind?”

Dependng on which ethnic group, it seems that the residence of Ferguson, Missouri have been living in two separate realities, as is the case in far too many American cities. Please take a few to read this article. Ask questions? Seek answers? Propose solutions.

http://www.salon.com/2014/09/06/theres_a_hunger_to_deny_that_race_matters_the_new_segregation_and_white_americablack_america_divide/

 

Author Jan Wahl Still Sees Children as Our Greatest Hope

I had an opportunity to chat with one of my favorite children’s authors, Jan Wahl, from Toledo, Ohio. He was born on April Fool’s Day, sometime during the 1930s.

As is my tradition, while chatting with Jan, I was actually interviewing him because I wanted to know him better. He has written over 100 children’s books, many are already out of print.  Jan lived in Mexico and Denmark. He collects Mickey Mouse objects, and wears a Mickey Mouse watch. He is sometimes referred to as Dr. Mouse, apparently a name given to him by a child. He attended the University of Michigan.

I first met Jan Wahl when our no longer in existence organization, Cambios, brought him to read to children in a couple of our Lenawee County public schools. We purchased about 100 copies of his book The Candy Shop, a book that dealt with “racism” and how children find ways to deal with it.  The book was donated to every elementary in the county, and the public libraries. A few years ago, Alexander Elementary school brought Jan to read to students, at my recommendation.

I asked Jan to tell me which was his favority book (of the over 100 he had written). He thought for about a second and responded How the Children won the War!  He added that he still believes that children may have the solutions to our problems.  Jan gave me a copy of this book several years ago and I plan to pass it on to my great neice, Madeline, because I too think that the children will find the solutions.

I look forward to reading his new publication The Long Tall Journey, to be released in the fall.

This is a link with a book list http://www.paperbackswap.com/Jan-Wahl/author/

N-Word and No one speaks

N-Word and No one speaks