Race Round Up

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Some news from across the way.

'Uppity' Insult Recalls Jim Crow-Era Racism

Critics of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama have occasionally used the word "uppity" to describe him and his wife. Whether they know it or not, these critics are tapping into racial politics that harken back to the Jim Crow era. Uppity was a derogatory term applied throughout the South to Black people who climbed the socioeconomic ladder, ABC News reports. Using the word to describe Obama and his family implicitly says that he, as a Black man, does not know "his place."
Racism still prevalent in background

In the white racist frame of mind, to rationalize discriminating against a group of people, you make them into a they or them. They are not like us. We are the good folk and they are the inferior folks. Now we have defined them as inferior, we can discriminate against them.
Film series to shed light on racism

The Eracism Film and Discussion Series Committee selects films which document the experiences of people of color or of ethnic minorities. These films are mostly about people from other places, but we also arrange for a facilitator, mostly from the local area, who leads a discussion about what the film means for Fort Collins.
Did Somebody Say Racism.....

Some people will never believe the deck is stacked AGAINST Black Quarterbacks. Even most Black Quarterbacks say it isn't. What else are they going to say if they want to play in the NFL even if only occasionally. But here we are after just TWO games and while NO White Starting Quarterbacks have lost their jobs already Vince Young, Tarvaris Jackson and Troy Smith are relegated to the Sidelines. Don't expect to see any of these 3 starting again this season if ever.
Fox 29 Accused Of Racism In City Council

The opening session of Philadelphia's city council is often filled with warm wishes and good feelings for the days ahead. But on Thursday, during the first meeting, a top aide to a city councilman accused this television station and its investigative reporter of racism.
Last Poets preach against racism, hatred

Oyewole is part of the Last Poets, a group that was founded in the heat of the civil-rights movement in 1968. After fading a bit in the '70s, the group has been on the road again for 18 years, Oyewole says, preaching against racism, hatred and what he calls a "war against humanity." The Kente Arts Alliance, a nonprofit group headquartered in the North Side, will present the Last Poets on Saturday as its first guests of the season.