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Archive for April 11th, 2007

Kevin Powell on Don Imus

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 11, 2007

Mark Anthony Neal, of the blog NewBlackMan, posts a response from Kevin Powell on the recent Imus controversy:

“Now, is Don Imus the problem by himself? Of course not, which is why I think calls for his dismissal are rooted purely in emotionalism and miss the larger issues here. Bigger problem number one is a federal government and a corporate hierarchy that have allowed destructive and despicable images and words regarding women to be transmitted, without any real regulation, for far too long, to the point where someone like Don Imus believes it okay to refer to women as “hos” on a nationally syndicated radio show heard by millions. Bigger problem number two is the American society we’ve become where, for the sake of profit and audience size, personalities, commentators, and pundits are allowed to spew all manner of hateful rhetoric, even as such language unwittingly reinforces negative stereotypes, perpetuates individual and mass bigotry, and wounds the self-esteem of the targeted recipients.”


Posted in Black Issues, Commodification, Contemporary Racism, Corporations, Male Supremacy, People of Color, White Supremacy, Women of Color | 1 Comment »

Erase Racism Carnival April Edition Coming Up

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 11, 2007

The Double Consciousness team is hosting the April 2007 edition of the Erase Racism Carnival and we are seeking contributions from as many people as possibly. Thanks:

Hey folks. This month’s Erase Racism Carnvial (blog carnival that is) is being hosted by Double Consciousness. Please, if you have any recent (within a month) blog posts please send them our way (you can submit your posts here); also keep this in mind in the future if you write any blog posts you think will be good for the carnival.

Posted in Blog, Economics, Empowerment, International, Leftism, LGBTQI Issues, People of Color, Race, Racism, Radicalism, Whiteness, Woman Issues | Leave a Comment »

The PoPo: Protecting the Public From Fussy Six Year Olds and Abused 13 Year Olds

Posted by Jack Stephens on April 11, 2007

Belledame222, of the blog Fetch me my axe, comments on the arrest of a six year old for throwing a “tantrum” and the imprisonment of an abused 13 year-old prostitute:

Via Vox Aemliae: think the Shaquanda Cotton case was outrageous? Now they’re arresting kindergarteners, no shit:

Well, apart from the beatings and emotional blackmail (details at the link, it is upsetting) and the various abuses by -everyone else- who ever had “responsibility” for the thirteen year old and her not having anyplace else to go, no particular reason.

Oh, well, except for this: she’s still subject to arrest by the State. Prostitution is against the law, you know. And no, her age doesn’t make for any more tender treatment.

Posted in Black Issues, Contemporary Racism, Government, Latina/o Issues, Male Supremacy, People of Color, Woman Issues, Women of Color | Leave a Comment »