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    I was looking for a place to put this so we could discuss but didn't really find a place that worked so I created this thread so we can all place articles, experiences, videos and examples of racism in the USA.

    This is one that happened this week. The lady even called and filed a complaint on the officer. This officer also chose to wear the body cam (apparently, LA doesn't require this yet). This exchange wasn't necessarily racist IMO until she started with the "mexican racist...you will never be white, like you want" garbage. That is when it turned racist IMO

    All the murderer and other insults, I think are just a by product of CRT and ACAB rhetoric that is very common on the radical left and sadly is being brought to mainstream in this country.

    Another point that I think is worth mentioning is she is a teacher and the sense of entitlement she feels is mind blowing.

    https://news.yahoo.com/black-teacher-berates-latino-la-221235341.html
     
    This is the second former Gorsuch law clerk to be despicable in less than a week. How does this happen? Does Gorsuch have these views as well?

     
    TULSA — Her mother’s scream awoke the 7-year-old girl just moments after she’d drifted off to sleep. “Vi! Get up, child. If we don’t leave right now, we could end up dead.”
    What Viola Fletcher witnessed that night in 1921 has haunted her for a century. Her entire childhood had been set ablaze. Families fled Tulsa’s bustling Greenwood district as torches flew through their windows.

    Explosives rained from low-flying planes that cut across a smoke-darkened sky above. Bodies piled along the roadside — some eyes still open, forever frozen on the terror — as soot stuck to the air like dark bitter snowflakes. Fletcher watched a man with a shotgun blow a neighbor’s head from his shoulders, she writes in “Don’t Let Them Bury My Story,” a memoir published this year.

    Fletcher, her family, and their entire neighborhood were the victims of a lie. Their lives were upended and livelihoods destroyed when hundreds of enraged White residents rioted after accusations that a 19-year-old Black man had assaulted a 17-year-old White girl, followed by inflammatory coverage of the alleged incident in the Tulsa Tribune.

    The man was arrested, and the accusations were false.

    The 16-hour terror left hundreds dead, thousands displaced and a stretch of 35 square blocks of Greenwood — a neighborhood so prosperous it was dubbed “Black Wall Street” — reduced to ash. Gone were offices of Black dentists, doctors, lawyers, real estate brokers and insurance salesmen. Black-owned theaters, newspapers, groceries, restaurants, hotels and barbershops were all burned to the ground.

    “The neighborhood I fell asleep in that night was rich — not just in terms of wealth, but in culture, community, heritage, and my family had a beautiful home,” Fletcher testified to Congress in 2021. “Within a few hours, all that was gone.”

    In the years that followed, Fletcher’s family lived in a tent about an hour north of the city, settling into a new life as sharecroppers, lucky to earn a dollar for a day of handling livestock or picking cotton. Family members would often jolt awake, screaming about fire falling from the sky. When she was 16, Fletcher moved back to Tulsa, where “streets that bustled with life just a few years ago now carried the weight of trauma,” she writes. “The destruction,” she continues, “was just the visible version of the scars that were inside of us.”...........

     
    This school district is really going to die on this hill
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    CNN) — A Black Texas high school student who was suspended because his loc hairstyle violated the district’s dress code was suspended again upon his return to school Monday, an attorney for the family told CNN.

    Darryl George has been suspended for more than two weeks because his loc hairstyle violates the Barbers Hill Independent School District dress and grooming code, according to his family.

    The code states that “male students’ hair will not extend, at any time, below the eyebrows or below the ear lobes,” CNN previously reported…….




    After serving more than a month of in-school suspension over his dreadlocks, a Black student in Texas was told he will be removed from his high school and sent to a disciplinary alternative education program on Thursday.

    Darryl George, 18, is a junior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu and has been suspended since Aug. 31. He will be sent to EPIC, an alternative school program, from Oct. 12 through Nov. 29 for “failure to comply” with multiple campus and classroom regulations, the principal said in a Wednesday letter provided to The Associated Press by the family.

    Principal Lance Murphy wrote that George has repeatedly violated the district’s “previously communicated standards of student conduct.” The letter also says that George will be allowed to return to regular classroom instruction on Nov. 30 but will not be allowed to return to his high school’s campus until then unless he’s there to discuss his conduct with school administrators.



    Barbers Hill Independent School District prohibits male students from having hair extending below the eyebrows, ear lobes or top of a T-shirt collar, according to the student handbook. Additionally, hair on all students must be clean, well-groomed, geometrical and not an unnatural color or variation. The school does not require uniforms.

    George’s mother, Darresha George, and the family’s attorney deny the teenager’s hairstyle violates the dress code. The family last month filed a formal complaintwith the Texas Education Agency and a federal civil rights lawsuit against the state’s governor and attorney general, alleging they failed to enforce a new law outlawing discrimination based on hairstyles.……


     
    Australians have resoundingly rejected a proposal to recognise Aboriginal people in the country’s constitution and establish a body to advise parliament on Indigenous issues.

    Saturday’s voice to parliament referendum failed, with the defeat clear shortly after polls closed.

    To succeed, the yes campaign – advocating for the voice – needed to secure a double majority, meaning it needed both a majority of the national vote, as well as majorities in four of Australia’s six states.

    The defeat will be seen by Indigenous advocates as a blow to what has been a hard fought struggle to progress reconciliation and recognition in modern Australia, with First Nations people continuing to suffer discrimination, poorer health and economic outcomes.…..

     
    Australians have resoundingly rejected a proposal to recognise Aboriginal people in the country’s constitution and establish a body to advise parliament on Indigenous issues.

    Saturday’s voice to parliament referendum failed, with the defeat clear shortly after polls closed.

    To succeed, the yes campaign – advocating for the voice – needed to secure a double majority, meaning it needed both a majority of the national vote, as well as majorities in four of Australia’s six states.

    The defeat will be seen by Indigenous advocates as a blow to what has been a hard fought struggle to progress reconciliation and recognition in modern Australia, with First Nations people continuing to suffer discrimination, poorer health and economic outcomes.…..

    Where have we seen that before? :scratch:
     
    Where have we seen that before? :scratch:
    This is the strategy that GOP in Ohio tried to put in place to prevent a reproductive health care amendment from being passed by a simple majority in the state. IIRC, Ohio wanted to up the number of votes needed to amend the constitution to 60%, and require the amendment to pass by 60% in every county. Knowing that there were rural counties where not many people live that would struggle to ever reach that number. The GOP wants minority rule, because they know their policies aren’t popular.

    Thankfully the change to how the Constitution in OH gets amended failed.
     
    Data from the FBI’s annual crime report shows an overall dip in US violent crime, but a stark increase in hate crimes.

    The new statistics from the federal agency, released on Monday, show that in 2022, violent offenses decreased to pre-pandemic levels.

    Violent crime dropped by 1.7%, in stark contrast to claims from politicians in both political parties that crime is rising.

    Murder and non-negligent manslaughter decreased by 6.1% compared with the previous year. Rape and assault also decreased, by 5.4% and 1.1% respectively.

    But property crimes and hate crimes increased significantly in 2022. Property crimes increased by 7.3%, with instances of robbery increasing by 1.3% nationwide.

    Hate crime incidents also increased, according to the FBI’s data.

    Over 11,634 hate crime incidents were reported in 2022, compared with 10,840 the previous year.

    A majority of hate crimes targeted Black people, with 51.9% of hate crime victims targeted due to “anti-Black or African American bias”, the report said.

    The 2022 data also showed a sharp increase in anti-Hispanic bias.

    There were also an increasing number of hate crimes against LGBTQ+ individuals, with 1,947 hate crime incidents in 2022 targeting an individual in relation to their sexual orientation, versus 1,711 the year before.

    Joe Biden issued a statement from the White House, which said: “Antisemitic hate crimes rose 25% from 2021 to 2022, and antisemitism accounted for over half of all reported religion-based hate crimes. Anti-LGBTQI+ hate crimes rose 16%, and Muslim Americans and African Americans continue to be overrepresented among victims.”

    The US president added: “The data is a reminder that hate never goes away, it only hides. Any hate crime is a stain on the soul of America.”…..

     
    Interesting article
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    The notice from the federal government arrived in Carlos Hoyt’s inbox last August. It was looking ahead to the 2030 Census and inviting Americans to give feedback.

    A request for help with the “challenge” of properly counting members of racial minority groups piqued his interest.


    The moment Hoyt and others had been waiting for had finally arrived. The chance to tell the federal government, and send a bold message to the public: We shouldn’t be asking people to identify by “race” at all.


    Racial categories, assigned to people based on their appearance, geographic origin and other supposed attributes, got their start during the dawn of Western science in 18th century Europe.

    White Europeans, who then had no knowledge of human genetics and little meaningful contact with other cultures, placed themselves at the pinnacle.

    For centuries now, the categories have been used to divide and perpetuate every version of harm — enslavement, violence, an eclipse of opportunity. The reality of it all sometimes moves Hoyt to tears.


    In 2003, the completion of the Human Genome Project — which found that humans globally share 99.9 percent of their DNA — laid waste to the notion of “race” among the vast majority of scientists.

    But the public appears barely to have noticed.

    The idea still lives everywhere — in discrimination and criminal profiling, in the rise in hate speech and acts, in the recent Supreme Court decision ending affirmative action in college admissions, in the rhetoric of social justice advocates and the new capitalization of Black and White in the media.

    Racial categorization persists on job applications, medical forms, and most critically to Hoyt due to its high visibility, the Census.

    The 63-year-old educational consultant and psychotherapist is part of a small but increasingly vocal group of people who favor phasing out racial categories.

    A diverse cohort of highly educated professionals and academics, they are trying to gain broader societal acceptance for their beliefs through a cottage industry of books, articles, websites, conferences and training.


    Yet they recoil at the idea of being confused with people who call themselves “colorblind,” those “who are trying to deny that there is racism in the world,” Hoyt said.

    The government must account for harms caused by “race,” but without resorting to debunked categories that suggest it is biological, he said.


    Hoyt read aloud the Census Bureau’s caveats, that “the racial categories included in the Census Questionnaire generally reflect a social definition of race recognized in this country, and not an attempt to define race biologically, anthropologically, or genetically.”

    He sighed. “To recognize that race … is a false concept but to keep doing it anyway, there’s something intellectually problematic about it.”…….

     
    Interesting article
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    The notice from the federal government arrived in Carlos Hoyt’s inbox last August. It was looking ahead to the 2030 Census and inviting Americans to give feedback.

    A request for help with the “challenge” of properly counting members of racial minority groups piqued his interest.


    The moment Hoyt and others had been waiting for had finally arrived. The chance to tell the federal government, and send a bold message to the public: We shouldn’t be asking people to identify by “race” at all.


    Racial categories, assigned to people based on their appearance, geographic origin and other supposed attributes, got their start during the dawn of Western science in 18th century Europe.

    White Europeans, who then had no knowledge of human genetics and little meaningful contact with other cultures, placed themselves at the pinnacle.

    For centuries now, the categories have been used to divide and perpetuate every version of harm — enslavement, violence, an eclipse of opportunity. The reality of it all sometimes moves Hoyt to tears.


    In 2003, the completion of the Human Genome Project — which found that humans globally share 99.9 percent of their DNA — laid waste to the notion of “race” among the vast majority of scientists.

    But the public appears barely to have noticed.

    The idea still lives everywhere — in discrimination and criminal profiling, in the rise in hate speech and acts, in the recent Supreme Court decision ending affirmative action in college admissions, in the rhetoric of social justice advocates and the new capitalization of Black and White in the media.

    Racial categorization persists on job applications, medical forms, and most critically to Hoyt due to its high visibility, the Census.

    The 63-year-old educational consultant and psychotherapist is part of a small but increasingly vocal group of people who favor phasing out racial categories.

    A diverse cohort of highly educated professionals and academics, they are trying to gain broader societal acceptance for their beliefs through a cottage industry of books, articles, websites, conferences and training.


    Yet they recoil at the idea of being confused with people who call themselves “colorblind,” those “who are trying to deny that there is racism in the world,” Hoyt said.

    The government must account for harms caused by “race,” but without resorting to debunked categories that suggest it is biological, he said.


    Hoyt read aloud the Census Bureau’s caveats, that “the racial categories included in the Census Questionnaire generally reflect a social definition of race recognized in this country, and not an attempt to define race biologically, anthropologically, or genetically.”

    He sighed. “To recognize that race … is a false concept but to keep doing it anyway, there’s something intellectually problematic about it.”…….

    The idea of race is as oppressive as the idea of caste.
     
    The Nebraska governor, Jim Pillen, is under fire for his dismissal of an investigative article into his family business, saying he didn’t read the piece because the reporter was “from Communist China”.

    The reporter, 27-year-old Yanqi Xu, spoke out against Pillen’s comments on social media and thanked other journalists for their support in light of the governor’s remarks.

    “Being a reporter, I never wanted to make myself the story. But this time, I thought there’s more at stake than myself,” Xu said on X, formerly known as Twitter. “I think about the community I represent, and who might find the governor’s comment hurtful.”

    Xu, a reporter with Nebraska’s Flatwater Free Press, wrote an investigative article in September about nitrate levels on hog farms owned by Pillen. She found that water tested at 16 farms had nitrate levels “higher” than the amount “the federal government says is safe to drink”. Higher nitrate levels on the farm also posed a possible contamination risk to other freshwater sources, Xu reported.

    Consuming increased levels of nitrate has been linked to several health conditions, including cancer and thyroid disease.

    Pillen, a Republican who took office in 2023, was later asked about the article’s findings during a September interview with Nebraska radio station KFAB, the New York Times reported.

    When asked to comment on the piece, Pillen responded: “Number one, I didn’t read it and I won’t … Number two, all you’ve got to do is look at the author. [The] author’s from Communist China. What more do you need to know?”

    The Guardian reached out to Pillen’s office for comment, but did not hear back.……

     
    Those are 4 examples of posts from this thread where you didn't post a comment either. Why do you constantly complain about how I post when you and others here do the exact same thing?
    Sometimes a poster's opinion can be clearly illustrated by what tweets are posted. Then there are times when a given tweet might not be so obvious what the poster's intent is. Instead of complaining, maybe try answering?
     
    standardized State/federal testing is one of the worse thing the dept of education has done .
    instead of teaching kids the actual material for learning, they are teaching them to take the test, which is not the same thing .
     

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