Racism Daily Intelligence Update ⋅ August 12, 2015

Racism Intell

Sanders vows anti-racism fight

“There is no president that will fight harder to end institutional racism,” said Sanders, who was answered with a deafening roar and chants of “Bernie”

Fatal shooting in Wyoming raises questions about racism

“Racism has always been here — it’s never left,” says Dean Goggles, Chairman of the Northern Arapaho Business Council (the tribal governing body) .

Why Britain’s schools are failing to tackle racism 

Rather than developing policy that equips children for contemporary society, government reforms are focused on targets that cement old power structures

Letter: It’s unfair to generalize about racism in America

A recent My View column refers to a trip to the Southern United States in 1965. The column details a confrontation with white bigots.

White Liberal Guilt, Ignorance, and Nuanced Racism May Bring Independence for Puerto Rico

Yeah, I said it, White liberals know jack about Puerto Rico, and they are a quite racist too. So it is not surprising that the U.S. media that poses as liberal has adopted independence for Puerto Rico as their new cause celebre- and the author of a novelized “story” of Puerto Rico under the U.S. as the spoke person for all things Puerto Ricans.

Racism and the Malay political leader

Chinese Malaysians are now a “valuable commodity”. When the former Deputy Minister of Home Affairs (now Minister of Natural Resources and Environment) was accused of racism, his defence was “how can I be a racist when my wife is Chinese and I have many relatives who are non-Muslims/Malays.”

Is there any basis to latest accusations of racism aimed at South African rugby?

With just over a month to go to the Rugby World Cup, South Africa is having to deal with accusations made by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) regarding a lack of black players when it comes to SA rugby selections.

Fear, racism, and new knives

Two weeks ago, Samuel DuBose, a black man stopped for not having a front license plate, was shot and killed two minutes later by Raymond Tensing, a 25-year-old University of Cincinnati campus police officer.

Hindutva’s War Against Racism

Though Nehruvian-Marxist historians have tried to present Hindutva as a form of racism, the truth is that Hindutva has always abhorred racism. This is the not-so-well-known story of Dr Narayan Bhaskar Khare’s fight against apartheid in South Africa.

Serena Williams Covers New York Magazine, Talks Racism and Sexism

In this week’s edition of Serena Slays, the reigning queen of the sports world rules the latest issue of New York magazine. In the cover story, she talks a bit about the racism and sexism she has encountered over her unheard-of 16-year tennis career.

Emma Watson talks about gender equality and racism in fashion

Over the past year or so, the feminist movement has made great strides in both recognition and understanding. And a great deal of that progress can be attributed to Emma Watson, who launched the #HeForShe campaign last September. As part of the initiative, Watson recently spoke with four major voices in the fashion industry—Stella McCartney, Bella Freud, Jonathan Saunders, and Erdem Moralioglu—to spark a conversation about how feminism fits into fashion.

Statement about the Role of Early Childhood Education and Racism

On June 19, 2015, the Early Childhood Education Assembly (ECEA) of NCTE posted a statement sending love to the families and the people of Charleston in response to the racist murders at the historic Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The statement also expressed our belief that early childhood educators have a clear responsibility and essential role to play in educating tomorrow’s adults so that this and other more insidious kinds of racism are no longer a possibility.

Boston appointed Atyia Martin as its first “Chief Resilience Officer” to combat everyday stressors that can plague the city. She joins us to discuss the importance of helping citizens through trauma and why more cities should focus on this need.

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