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Archive for May 20th, 2007

NYPD: Suspect You

Posted by Jack Stephens on May 20, 2007

AngryBrownButch blogs about the NYPD surveillance programs of activists during the National Republican Convention in 2004:

Lots of the stuff is really creepy. Some of it is creepy because of the infiltration factor that’s evident in what they’re able to find out; how disturbing to think of organizations and groups being infiltrated. However, some of the stuff isn’t creepy at first because it’s such public information, so the methods of obtaining the info aren’t so creepy seeming. But then, when you think about it a little more, it’s almost creepier, because the things they’re documenting seem so tame and so benign. I’m talking regular old community organization meetings, happy family-friendly kinds of marches and activities, that sort of thing. Green Party events held in sunny Tompkins Square Park, for fuck’s sake. These guys aren’t just worried about their infamous scary black bloc anarchists here, the kind of mythological threat that the cops and the press like to put on display to terrify the populace. Nah, they’re after anyone who has the slightest inclination towards evil anti-American concepts like justice or equality or liberation.

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White Privilege, Diversity, and Anti-Racist Work

Posted by Jack Stephens on May 20, 2007

Lainad, of the blog BlogHer, writes about whites “legitimizing” diversity programs in the coroporate world and takes it one step further by stating:

In discussing race relations, do we value the opinions of POC bloggers less than we do whites, such as Tim Wise? Do people feel more comfortable and feel that their sentiments are more astute? While bloggers who choose to write about race and have formed opinions from their lived experiences, is it more palatable coming from a percived “more objective” viewpoint?

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