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March 2007 Edition of Erase Racism Carnival

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 20, 2007

Carmen Van Kerckhove, of Racialicious, hosts the March 2007 edition of the Erase Racism Carnvial. Below is an excerpt from some of the blogs she chose to include in the Erase Racism Carnvial:

Thank you to everyone who submitted a post! ) I’ve grouped the submissions by theme, though naturally there’s plenty of overlap.

Race and Racism in the Media and Pop Culture

World White News Coverage
Blog: Double Consciousness
I than said how the way the news is going about presenting the news is basically wrong. She’s talking about how they need to appeal to a mass audience and yet she seems to be saying she’s appealing to a white audience, which is not the majority demographic in the Bay Area.

Framing Barack Obama and Black Voters
Blog: Rachel’s Tavern
This is the same problem we see time and time again with the media coverage of Obama and Black voters. Many people seem to be perplexed as to why black voters are not flocking to Obama in droves, and then they are shocked that black voters are deliberative, taking time to analyze Obama’s positions.

Karen Scott’s Racism in Romance Survey
Blog: The Way There
Our books are marketed based on our race. We are treated a certain way because we are black and no other reason. We are excluded from many venues in the romance community because we are black. But nobody is ever racist or acts in a racist manner unless it’s in KKK fashion. Even though nothing is more significant than race to a black author, viewing things racially is fundamentally wrong–even though we’re primarily defined by our race within our writing careers.

Race, Racism and Parenting

How Do You Say Mother in Korean?
Blog: My American Meltingpot
…she goes on to recall how for the entire first year of his life in the U.S., Toby would call out in his sleep, Ama Ama. “We don’t know what that meant,” Deborah Dawson said on camera. “We don’t know if he was missing his real mother or the women at the orphanage or what.” Now, I admit, I had a lot of Korean friends at one time. And I know my way around a Korean restaurant. But even if I didn’t I can figure out that Ama means MOTHER!!! HELLO!?!

The Making of a Scholar
Blog: Anti-Racist Parent
And my eyes kept returning to the striking fact that not one of the star students in that class was black, not even my very intelligent son, a boy whose state test results had ranked him above the 90th percentile in reading and math. The phenomenon I saw playing out in front of me, ensnaring my child, has a name: “The Achievement Gap.”

Alliance-Building in Fighting Racism

Asian American Women Bloggers
Blog: Cynical Anti-Orientalist
I personally feel that this problem is dividing our community. We all know (or should know) that playing the blame game doesn’t really get us anywhere. Has anyone heard of divide & conquer? My hope is that there will be an increasing awareness on the identity politics of Asian men AND women. Having an EXPLANATION of why Asian women date white men should be more in the spotlight.

Oppression and Discrimination

Racism, Creationism, Darwinism
Blog: Greg Laden
The process of scientific inquiry, debate, research, and analysis has resulted in this simple set of conclusions: The “races” themselves are illusory, the genetic determinism of behavior and ability is without foundation, and the ethnic or identity based linkage to correlated genes is nonsense. Yet, the concept of race remains just as strong today as it ever was, outside of the biological sciences.

Special Post: “Slave Owner’s Manual”
Blog: Don’t Read This Blog
Don’t forget you must pitch the old black male vs the young black male2, and the young black male against the old black male. You must use the dark skin slaves vs the light skin slaves and the light skin slaves vs the the dark skin slaves. You must use the female slave vs the male slave, and the male slave vs the female slave. You must also have your white servants and overseers distrust all blacks, but it is necessary that your slaves trust and depend on us but they must love, respect, and trust only us.

Roundup — The Hmong in America
Blog: Zuky
I’ll never forget a conversation I had in China with a white American priest-professor from the Midwest, who thought he was somehow complimenting Chinese folks when he said, “Yes, there is some racism against the Chinese in the States, but I think a lot of that is because many Americans mistake the Chinese for the Vietnamese and the Hmong, who are dirty and uneducated, unlike the Chinese.”

Rudy: The Candidate of White Racism
Blog: Red State Impressions
The implicit promise of a Giuliani presidency for right-wing columnists (here’s Rich Tucker at is that Rudy will be just as aggressive towards Arabs, illegal immigrants, and other non-white populations as he was toward African-Americans in New York. In other words, Rudy’s hope to win the presidency is that he is the man who can successfully apply the racial archetypes of white people to the America’s conduct of the war on terror.

White Supremacy and White Privilege

Whose Civilization We Talking About?
Blog: The Primary Contradiction
The Association of Social Anthropologists in the UK has come out to publicly condemn the usage of terms like “stone age,” “primitive,” and “savage” to describe the world’s indigenous peoples. They are the latest organization to get on board with Survival International’s Stamp it Out campaign, which has been working for over a year to educate politicians, journalists, academics, and global professionals about the harm of using pseudoscientific terminology to describe those who live in traditional systems.

The Long Beach Beating Case And Race
Blog: Alas, a blog
Conservatives imply that looking at these cases shows that white institutional power — and racism — are myths. But what I see is that the system pretty much works the way it’s supposed to for white defendants, or at least for white defendants with some money; for us, the system doesn’t convict without sufficient evidence. That’s simply not true for black defendants. And that’s why comparing these cases convinces me that institutional racism is still treating non-whites like crap, and still matters, and still needs to be fought.

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In the Eyes of Whites

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 20, 2007

Sha-King Cehum blogs about how whites view people of color through a political cartoon from over 100 years ago in the blog Los Indios:

The following is a political cartoon that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, concerning the United States’ imperial, colonial and illegal acquistion of the Philipines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Ladero Islands (Guam) and Hawaii. This is another example of what the ruling class majority think of Original people. We all look alike.

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Hutch Bill, Simple Enough a Native Can Do It!

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 20, 2007

m. blogs about a recent Hutch internet ad:

it speaks volumes for how effective colonial conditioning has been, and how it continues to dominate the way we think. any system of discrimination is most effective when the subject starts internalising the discriminatory notions. so while it’s awful enough to have a seemingly liberal white man write racist literature and be praised for it, it’s a different set of worries and fears to see people beholding themselves through a racist lens and hating themselves.

Originally linked by Shruthi on Blog Bharti.

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