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Archive for May 8th, 2007

Colorado Continues to Celebrate Genocide

Posted by Jack Stephens on May 8, 2007

Fire Witch, at the blog Fire Witch Rising, blogs about a recent protest in Colorado to ban the celebration of Columbus Day:

Glenn Morris specifically challenged the Denver press to report Columbus and the genocide of American Indians with the same unequivocal wording they use for the Jewish Holocaust or the African slave trade. No journalist ever writes that protestors “allege” or “say” that Africans were brought to America as slaves, or that Jewish people “view” Hitler as responsible for the Holocaust and “accuse” the Nazis of genocide.

Posted in Contemporary Racism, First People Issues, Government, History, White Supremacy, Whiteness | Leave a Comment »

Black Workers Should Support Immigrant’s Rights

Posted by Jack Stephens on May 8, 2007

John Parker, on the blog Black Agenda Report, argues that Blacks should support immigrant rights:

The ruling class makes great use of these inadequacies in our movement and plays the same game on Black, Asian and Latin@ workers that was played in the 1930s on white workers to convince them that they had no interest in uniting and building solidarity with Black workers. Although only the bosses controlled the amount of jobs available, they pushed the idea that Black workers were stealing their jobs and community resources. Because of this they were able for many years to convince white workers that Black workers should not be in their unions. By creating division through the further promotion of white supremacy and the super-exploitation of Black workers they were able to keep the union movement weak and the amount of jobs, wages, benefits and quality of life of white workers as low as possible.

Today, as if following the same script, there is an unrelenting drive by the ruling class in this country to divide Black, Asian and Latin@ people through sensational stories of atrocities by one against the other in the corporate media.

Posted in Black Issues, Capitalism, Class, Contemporary Racism, Immigration, Latina/o Issues, Organizing, White Supremacy | Leave a Comment »

Black Workers Should Support Immigrant’s Rights

Posted by Jack Stephens on May 8, 2007

John Parker, on the blog Black Agenda Report, argues that Blacks should support immigrant rights:

The ruling class makes great use of these inadequacies in our movement and plays the same game on Black, Asian and Latin@ workers that was played in the 1930s on white workers to convince them that they had no interest in uniting and building solidarity with Black workers. Although only the bosses controlled the amount of jobs available, they pushed the idea that Black workers were stealing their jobs and community resources. Because of this they were able for many years to convince white workers that Black workers should not be in their unions. By creating division through the further promotion of white supremacy and the super-exploitation of Black workers they were able to keep the union movement weak and the amount of jobs, wages, benefits and quality of life of white workers as low as possible.

Today, as if following the same script, there is an unrelenting drive by the ruling class in this country to divide Black, Asian and Latin@ people through sensational stories of atrocities by one against the other in the corporate media.

Posted in Black Issues, Capitalism, Class, Contemporary Racism, Immigration, Latina/o Issues, Organizing, White Supremacy | Leave a Comment »

Gentrification of Hate Crimes

Posted by Jack Stephens on May 8, 2007

Ron Kipling Williams blogs about a new hate crime bill in his blog Aware and Outraged:

President Bush threatened to veto an expansive hate crime bill passed by the House on Thursday which includes violence based on sexual orientation and gender. He and his White House people believe that the current laws cover this already.

Meanwhile many in the clergy believe that it would hamper their sermons against homosexual behavior. In fact, this is what Bishop Harry Jackson of Hop Christian Church in Lanham, Maryland said, according to CNN:

“We believe that this legislation will criminalize our freedom of speech and our ability to preach the gospel.”

This is where people who are seemingly informed and educated come out of the ignorance closet. How does protecting homosexuals from being assaulted and/or killed translate into preventing the clergy from preaching against homosexual behavior? Unless it is their objective that violence be one of their unfortunate byproducts of the masses’ increasing intolerance of homosexuals.

Posted in Homophobia, LGBTQI Issues, Male Supremacy, Woman Issues | Leave a Comment »

 
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