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Archive for February 15th, 2007

Dead Confederate’s House Saved!

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 15, 2007

Jack, from the AngryBrownButch, writes:

So. While tens of thousands of low-income residents of New Orleans, most of whom are Black, remain homeless, and while the vast majority of New Orleans homeowners haven’t seen a dime of that vast amount of money supposedly dedicated to helping them rebuild, FEMA is setting aside a whole huge chunk of change to rebuild the house of the man who served as president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.

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Dead Confederate’s House Saved!

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 15, 2007

Jack, from the AngryBrownButch, writes:

So. While tens of thousands of low-income residents of New Orleans, most of whom are Black, remain homeless, and while the vast majority of New Orleans homeowners haven’t seen a dime of that vast amount of money supposedly dedicated to helping them rebuild, FEMA is setting aside a whole huge chunk of change to rebuild the house of the man who served as president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.

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War Games Roll Call

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 15, 2007

Kameelah writes (incidentally, that’s the name of her blog) about the recent revelation that the U.S. military in Germany is seeking around 600 Arabs to partake in war games to train U.S. troops:

arabs are being asked to participate in the games to perfect the ritualistic deaths of other arabs, and also to be audience to these deaths in future iraqi night raids and air strikes.

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A Dinner Conversation

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 15, 2007

Debbie, who blogs at Body Impolitic, is reminded of something that Bonilla-Silva wrote about color-blind ideology during a dinner table conversation she had.  Quoting Bonilla-Silva:

One of the most important elements of contemporary racism is the emergence of the “colorblind ideology.” The colorblind ideology asserts that color is not important and should not be the basis for social judgments. The key problem with colorblind ideology is that it is an abstract principle that does not hold true in practice (Bonilla Silva 2001).

There is also a good comment that clarifies this issue at the bottome of the page by Jonathan Korman about the author’s use of the term “racialism.”

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