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Re: Black History
« Reply #2436 on: January 30, 2017, 01:37 PM »
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Re: Black History
« Reply #2437 on: January 31, 2017, 07:09 AM »
Food of the Enslaved: Okra Soup

A short video packed with history and a recipe I know I'm going to try.

https://youtu.be/0VgTtzukqPM



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Re: Black History
« Reply #2438 on: February 01, 2017, 07:38 AM »
I ran across this article today and was very impressed with this special lady who followed her dreams in spite of the difficult times.

Edmonia Lewis

African-Mississauga Ojibwe Neo-Classical sculptor from New York who had a studio in Rome, Italy

Mary Edmonia Lewis (c. July 4, 1844 – September 17, 1907) was an American sculptor who worked for most of her career in Rome, Italy. She is the first woman of African-American and Native American heritage to achieve international fame and recognition as a sculptor in the fine arts world. Her work is known for incorporating themes relating to black and American Indian people into Neoclassical style sculpture. She emerged during the crisis-filled days of the Civil War, and by the end of the 19th century, she was the only black woman who had participated in and been recognized to any degree by the American artistic mainstream. In 2002, the scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Edmonia Lewis on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans.[1]

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Re: Black History
« Reply #2439 on: February 01, 2017, 10:21 AM »
What is racism? It’s not bias, prejudice, discrimination, and hate. They can be elements of racism, but racism exists without them. Racism is a political and economic system, supported by cultural traits. Racism is a system that rewards and punishes. It works with and within other systems: political, economical, judicial, social, ect.

Since Reagan, racism has undergone two major changes. Before Reagan, racism was direct, confrontational; words, laws, and physical violence were designed and used to intimidate a population and stymie their choices of jobs, neighborhoods, education, and other such opportunities. Advantages were plainly given to whites.

After Reagan, racism has become indirect. Employing sophisticated tactics of denial, racism became a system in which race, and the racist, is a myth. Voter ids, police violence, skewed statistics, hyperbole and rhetorical arguments from both sides are touted to instill and foment fear or artificially prop up the false notion of a need for enhanced security; meanwhile race is hiding in the background.

Racism also has a white component. Sometimes it portrays whites as victims, sometimes as protectors and adjudicators. They fly the flag, celebrate Confederate day, ignoring the Dylan Roofs of the world all the while chanting, Stop living in the past. Just get over it.

In its new form, whites are idiot-proof. The absence of substance is overlooked to focus on this distorted reality. Kellyanne Conway deflects with 'Alternative Facts', They came after us! The new racism shuts down dialogue to cope with any protest. Creates excuses in order to normalize racist behavior and proudly stands on the White House lawn (or in the Press Room) to shout: Be loyal! Don’t disrespect your President! NOW THAT HE IS WHITE!

It appears benign, but its point is still power. Racism is a system. It is protecting its power by making its privilege idiot-proof.
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« Reply #2440 on: February 01, 2017, 09:37 PM »
Loved all your posts G.
The last one in particular. Great explination. And it needed to be said.
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« Reply #2441 on: February 01, 2017, 09:38 PM »
Following up on G's spotlight on people.


http://huff.to/2kqMW9e
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Re: Black History
« Reply #2442 on: February 03, 2017, 07:24 PM »
We discussed this further back in the forum. It doesn't hurt to have a concise summary of why we have Black History Month

https://www.yahoo.com/news/things-know-black-history-month-084303546--politics.html
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Re: Black History
« Reply #2443 on: February 03, 2017, 07:56 PM »
Robert Small. Who is he why should we care?


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Re: Black History
« Reply #2444 on: February 07, 2017, 12:56 AM »
An article about Frederick Douglass in Buffalo, NY


http://www.buffaloah.com/h/fagant/Douglass.pdf
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« Reply #2445 on: February 07, 2017, 07:48 PM »
Thanks word.
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« Reply #2446 on: February 08, 2017, 01:09 AM »
Doesn't look a day over 39.  Amazing. *hehe*
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Re: Black History
« Reply #2447 on: February 08, 2017, 10:19 PM »
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Re: Black History
« Reply #2448 on: February 10, 2017, 08:02 AM »
Clint Smith: Teacher and Poet


The Danger Of Silence:

https://youtu.be/NiKtZgImdlY


How To Raise A Black Son In America:

https://youtu.be/Us70DN2XSfM


History Reconsidered:

https://youtu.be/rEVowYqRAJE


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Re: Black History
« Reply #2449 on: February 11, 2017, 08:17 PM »
Let's deal with some myths that keeps racist stereotypes alive to this day.

http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/07/protect-white-womanhood/
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