Thursday, February 5, 2015

Thursday Reading

Yes, ISIS Burned a Man Alive: White Americans Did the Same Thing to Black People by the Many Thousands
by Chauncey DeVega
American Exceptionalism blinds those who share its gaze to uncomfortable facts and truths about their own country. 
For almost a century, the United States practiced a unique cultural ritual that was as least as gruesome as the "Medieval" punishments meted out by ISIS against its foes. 
What is now known as "spectacular lynching" involved the ceremonial torture, murder--and yes, burning alive--of black Americans by whites. Like ISIS's use of digital media to circulate images of the torturous death of Muadh al Kasasbeh by fire, the spectacular lynchings of the black body were shared via postcards and other media.
Read More at Chauncey DeVega


Malcolm X Was Right About America
by Chris Hedges
Malcolm X, unlike Martin Luther King Jr., did not believe America had a conscience. For him there was no great tension between the lofty ideals of the nation—which he said were a sham—and the failure to deliver justice to blacks. He, perhaps better than King, understood the inner workings of empire. He had no hope that those who managed empire would ever get in touch with their better selves to build a country free of exploitation and injustice. He argued that from the arrival of the first slave ship to the appearance of our vast archipelago of prisons and our squalid, urban internal colonies where the poor are trapped and abused, the American empire was unrelentingly hostile to those Frantz Fanon called “the wretched of the earth.” This, Malcolm knew, would not change until the empire was destroyed.
Read More at Black Agenda Report


Can we talk? Can we?
by GirlGriot
I don’t think my white friends are looking for any kind of kudos for being the nice, intelligent, funny, caring, supportive people they are. I don’t think they expect me to thank them for not being racists. I don’t think any of that. But I do find myself running aground in some conversations, and I’m struggling to figure out what to do about it, how to keep the conversations going while keeping my friendships going.
Read More at if you want kin, you must plant kinship


Watching the Detectives
by Jagdish Patel
The Monitoring Group has often been approached to support people who report police misconduct. Recently, we were approached by a young Jamaican women from North London who had been beaten by a police officer in Great Ormond Street Hospital. Her daughter had been sick since she was a newborn and she had fought hard ever since to keep her alive. A planned short stay at the hospital turned into a six week ordeal. At one point she had to plead with doctors not to switch off the life support machine. One day she refused to leave her daughter when the Consultant asked her, and the police were called.
Read More at Media Diversified


When You Become the Oppressive “Ally”: Asians, Anti-Blackness, and Accountability
by Alex-Quan Pham
I am sharing the elevator with a white woman. She looks at me for several seconds before asking, “Are you a foreign exchange student?”
Read More at Black Girl Dangerous


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