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Activists are holding a fiesta at racist Aaron Schlossberg’s apartment building!

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 03:40

Manhattan lawyer Aaron Schlossberg’s racist rant against Spanish-speaking workers was caught on video—reminding us that the bigots among us aren’t even hiding anymore. So a group of New Yorkers are getting together to counter his hate with a Latin fiesta in front of his UWS apartment building.

Resources:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/18/aaron-schlossberg-racist-lawyer-new-york-latin-party

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/17/us/aaron-schlossberg-attorney-racist-rant/index.html

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/aaron-schlossberg-lawyer-racist-rant-philadelphia-haverford-school-main-line-20180518.html

Categories: Anti Racism, Europe

Is Britain shamed by its treatment of Caribbean immigrants?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 04:26

https://www.facebook.com/cnninternational/videos/10156318843709641/

Is Britain shamed by its treatment of Caribbean immigrants? Many were invited to the UK to help rebuild after World War II — the so-called Windrush generation — and now their descendants are struggling to prove a citizenship status they previously took for granted, even though they are not illegal immigrants. #CNNTalk

https://www.facebook.com/cnninternational/videos/10156318843709641/

Categories: Anti Racism, Europe

South Africa’s white farmers at risk of genocide – Australian senator

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 06:57
South Africa © Alet Pretorius / Getty Images People attacking South African farmers are “subhuman,” according to Australia’s Queensland Senator Fraser Anning, who has described recent events there as “the start of genocide.”

The former member of One Nation, a right-wing populist party in Australia, Anning talked to supporters of South African white farmers outside Queensland’s parliament in Brisbane on Sunday.

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South African politician attacks ‘racist’ Australia for sheltering fleeing white farmers

“This is the start of genocide as far as I’m concerned, and it’s only going to get worse because the genocide has just started,” he said. “Anyone who would boil a child in a bath, rape his mother and slaughter people the way they are slaughtering them now are subhuman.”

The senator also cast doubt on the ability of black South Africans to work the land. “These people, when they do take over the farms, as we’ve seen in Rhodesia [Zimbabwe], the farms will run into ruin,” he said. “Within a few more years, they’ll be asking, demanding our support and you can be sure that the United Nations will be demanding that we support these people with foreign aid.”

Anning has backed Australian politician Peter Dutton’s proposal to grant the farmers refugee status. Criticizing migrants from other areas, Anning said South Africans were “industrious, they’re hardworking, they have the same Christian values, as opposed to some of the other people we’ve been bringing into the country”, who he claimed were “intent on tearing our country apart.”

Earlier this month, Australian Home Affairs Minister Dutton called for emergency visas for South Africa’s white farmers, saying “it’s a horrific circumstance they face” and that they “deserve special attention.”

The alleged persecution of white farmers in South Africa has been highlighted by recent media reports. They began covering the events after South African authorities approved new legislation allowing the redistribution of lands owned by white farmers to black South African citizens.

 

South Africa’s white farmers reportedly being murdered & tortured off their land — RT Business News

Violent attacks against South Africa’s white farmers are on the rise, according to Paul Toohey, a reporter from Australia’s Daily Telegraph, who traveled to the country.

 

South Africa’s 50 million population is predominantly black, but white citizens reportedly own 72 percent of farmland. The country’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, pledged last month to return the lands owned by white farmers since the 1600s to the black citizens of the country without compensation for the owners.

Source: https://www.rt.com/business/422319-south-africa-farmers-genocide/

Categories: Anti Racism, Europe

Is the UK still racist?

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 05:43
Writers Afua Hirsch and Claire Fox debate whether transcending racial identities is possible in the UK.

 

According to journalist Afua Hirsch, “discussing race in contemporary Britain is still a radical act.” In her latest book, Brit(ish)Hirsch argues that the UK has failed to reckon with its colonial past and that conversations about race, ethnicity and diversity have been silenced.

“I’m not saying that we haven’t made progress,” says Hirsch, “but I think what’s happened is that because racism has become less visible, and it’s become more subtle and coded, we’ve become very complacent.”

While Claire Fox, author and director of the UK-based think-tank the Academy of Ideas, agrees that racism exists in the UK, she takes issue with some of the terms used in the conversation.

“This is an aspect of identity politics that I feel very uncomfortable with,” she says. “Rather than taking people for what they say and for the ideas they hold, we start to see people based on their ethnicity, or indeed on their gender or any number of things.”

But discussing race in the UK is necessary, according to Hirsch, because what exists now is a “victor’s version of history”.

“We talk about West India merchants in our literature and period dramas. We never call them ‘slave-owners’,” she says. “We’ve found so many ways of coating this past so that it’s more palatable”.

Source: Al Jazeera News

Categories: Anti Racism, Europe