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Archive for April 9th, 2007

Focusing on the Real Issues

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 9, 2007

Afro-Neitzen comments on the Don Imus and Fox News/Congressional Black Caucus controversies and says:

We (and not just Blackfolk) are so easily distracted from the systemic problems that cause the high shock value examples of bigotry that turn our stomachs. We are indeed sickened, but apparently infirmed too much to go after the real culprits: the conglomerate-dominated media who chuckle while outraged civil rights groups and concerned citizens play what amounts to a racial justice version of the popular old-school arcade game, Whac-A-Mole.

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Gingrich and the Language of the “Ghetto”

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 9, 2007

The author of the blog Richard is Retired has this to say about the Gingrich controversy:

Every immigrant group assimilates with very few exceptions and by the third generation knowledge of their grandparent’s language is in danger of disappearing entirely. Gingrich’s inflammatory language only provokes prejudice amongst those who dislike those who are dissimilar. Gingrich reaches back into American history and borrows the language of hate employed by the Nativists of the mid-19th century. He uses hate to gain political advantage.

Posted in Contemporary Racism, Language, Latina/o Issues, White Supremacy | Leave a Comment »

Gingrich and the Language of the “Ghetto”

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 9, 2007

The author of the blog Richard is Retired has this to say about the Gingrich controversy:

Every immigrant group assimilates with very few exceptions and by the third generation knowledge of their grandparent’s language is in danger of disappearing entirely. Gingrich’s inflammatory language only provokes prejudice amongst those who dislike those who are dissimilar. Gingrich reaches back into American history and borrows the language of hate employed by the Nativists of the mid-19th century. He uses hate to gain political advantage.

Posted in Contemporary Racism, Language, Latina/o Issues, White Supremacy | Leave a Comment »

Deir Yassin: 59 Years Latter

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 9, 2007

Haitham writes about the massacre at Deir Yassin on April 9, 1948 in the blog Sabbah’s Blog:

Early in the morning of April 9, 1948, commandos of the Irgun (headed by Menachem Begin) and the Stern Gang attacked Deir Yassin, a village with about 750 Palestinian residents. The village lay outside of the area to be assigned by the United Nations to the Jewish State; it had a peaceful reputation. But it was located on high ground in the corridor between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Deir Yassin was slated for occupation under Plan Dalet and the mainstream Jewish defense force, the Haganah, authorized the irregular terrorist forces of the Irgun and the Stern Gang to perform the takeover.

Posted in History, International, Occupation | Leave a Comment »

 
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