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My white friend asked me to explain white privilege, so I decided to be honest. – LORI LAKIN HUTCHERSON 19 October 2017

He wanted to know how institutional racism has made an impact on my life. I’m glad he asked, because I was ready to answer. Yesterday I was tagged in a Facebook post by an old high school friend asking me … Continue reading

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Anti-Muslim prejudice ‘is moving to the mainstream’ – The Guardian – 7 Dec.15

The “counter-jihad” movement in the UK is expanding rapidly, according to new analysis showing that 24 different far-right groups are currently attempting to whip up hatred towards Muslims and provoke a cultural civil war. The most comprehensive report yet into … Continue reading

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Is “White Skin Privilege” the Key to Understanding Racism? by Chuck Churchill

Capitalism is in a slow, grinding crisis, and has been for some time. Its main victim continues to be the multi-racial working class, that vast majority of the world’s people who own nothing except their ability to work. It is … Continue reading

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Why Things Will Likely Only Get Worse – White Skin Crisis by DAVID ROSEN

Over the last few weeks the U.S. has faced a racial crisis not seen since the ‘60s. But while civil-rights protests and urban riots marked racial conflict a half-century ago, todays’ crisis is defined by a wave of white racist … Continue reading

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George Brandis’ Racial Discrimination Act changes create the whitest piece of proposed legislation I’ve encountered. – Waleed Aly – SMH – 28 Mar.14

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about George Brandis’ now infamous comment this week that Australians “have the right to be bigots” is that it was so unremarkable. Sure, it’s a grating soundbite, but as a matter of substance it’s entirely … Continue reading

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How the United States Was Used to Create Israel by JAMES ABOUREZK

Having studied enough American Indian Tribes over the years, I have grown accustomed to creation myths that each Tribe assigns itself as its reason for being.  And the definition of “chutzpah” that I’ve been taught is that of a young … Continue reading

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Curse of Australia’s silent pervasive racism – Waleed Aly – 4 Apr.13

The polite racism of the educated middle class is much worse than ugly tirades that go viral on YouTube. As opening lines in letters go, ”I find you deeply offensive” is pretty direct. Fair enough. I suspect lots of people … Continue reading

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Israel breaks silence over army abuses – Ex-soldiers admit to appalling violence against Palestinian children – The Independent – 26 Aug.12 –

Hafez Rajabi was marked for life by his encounter with the men of the Israeli army’s Kfir Brigade five years ago this week. Sitting beneath the photograph of his late father, the slightly built 21-year-old in jeans and trainers points … Continue reading

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Nine Israel teens charged over attack on Palestinian

Nine Israeli teenagers, eight of them minors, were on Tuesday charged with taking part in a violent hate attack on a 17-year-old Palestinian from east Jerusalem that left him in critical condition. All nine are suspected of involvement in a … Continue reading

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Racism in Lebanon – Franklin Lamb

As many visitors to Lebanon can attest, some Lebanese have the rather charming habit of asking them, “Do you love Lebanon?” One assumes they actually mean to inquire if the visitor likes Lebanon and is enjoying their visit. No doubt most do, given this country’s kaleidoscope of attractive and hospitable features, that to name just a few include idyllic spring weather, wonderful topography, delicious food, a nearly unmatched collection of archeological remains from half a dozen civilizations, and not least, a friendly people who make visitors feel at home.

But with the arrival of the vernal equinox and the rebirth of flora and fauna, accompanied by rising water temperatures of the Mediterranean an uglier facet of this gifted country surfaces. Continue reading

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