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Archive for June 12th, 2007

Biracial Children and Lawsuits By White Parents

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 12, 2007

Stephanie blogs:

This article is from The Gimp Parade via Rachel’s Tavern. It’s about the Long Island Couple suing the fertility clinic for the “wrong” in-vitro that resulted in having a child darker than her parents. This is not new, for in the 1990s when a white woman was given the wrong in-vitro that resulted in her having a biracial Black girl(now a teenager). She sued the clinic for damages and was generously compensated. What if such thing happened to a Black expectant mother? Would she be generously compensated for giving her the wrong treatment? Would the public be sympathetic to her plight? What you say?

Posted in Contemporary Racism, Law, People of Color, White Supremacy | 5 Comments »

Asian Americans in the Immigration Mix

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 12, 2007

Carmina Ocampo, guest blogging for the Hyphen Blog, writes about Asian Americans and the immigration debate:

One of the most offensive provisions is the so-called “merit-based system” which would favor factors such as an immigrant’s job skills, English-speaking ability, and education level in awarding green cards. That means that one’s chances of getting a green card could depend on their class background and level of assimilation, meaning that poor uneducated immigrants could potentially be left by the wayside.

Family reunification is one of the most important immigration issues to Asian Americans. There are many Asian Americans and Latinos who have to wait decades to be reunited with loved ones. The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) of Southern California, an organization that I’ve volunteered for, worked with local API community organizations to draft the APIA Principles for Immigration Reform [pdf], which states that China, India and the Philippines have some of the longest wait periods. Filipino Americans who sponsor their siblings have to wait an outrageous 23 years before their siblings can get an immigrant visa!

Posted in Asian Issues, Contemporary Racism, Government, Immigration | Leave a Comment »

The 2nd Amendment and the Fear of a Black Planet

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 12, 2007

Undercover Black Man blogs:

The U.S. Constitution has a Second Amendment – and Americans developed such a need to “keep and bear arms” – because of black folks. That is, white people’s fear of being slaughtered by black folks.

Posted in Contemporary Racism, History, Racism, White Supremacy, Whiteness | Leave a Comment »

 
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