Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wednesday Reading



Wesley Clark Calls for Modern Day Incarceration Camps Styled After Those Used During WWII
by Jenn Feng
Retired US Army General Wesley Clark — who ran unsuccessfully to represent the Democratic party in the 2004 presidential primaries — said in an interview on Friday to MSNBC that he believes it is time for America to once more incarcerate its citizens in concentration camps, as the American government once did during World War II.
Read More at Reappropriate


What Misty Copeland’s Success Reveals About Race In The Arts
by Saskia G
Misty Copeland made history on June 30th when she was promoted within the  American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African American ballerina to reach the rank of Principal Dancer and the second-ever black soloist in the traditionally white ballet company. Considering that almost all principal ballerinas around the world have historically been white, Copeland’s promotion is an immense achievement in an artistic tradition that still largely favors pale skin and extremely thin bodies.
Read More at The F Bomb


4 Things We Should All Teach Kids About Racism Right Now
by Mia McKenzie
For the past three years, ever since Trayvon Martin was murdered for walking while black and reports of unarmed black people being killed by cops and wanna-be cops have surged, leading to the Black Lives Matter movement and push-back from black communities all over the country, I’ve wondered how, and if, we’re ever going to beat anti-black racism. I don’t even mean eliminate it. I just mean…get a leg-up. Because sometimes it seems as if we’re getting nowhere, and getting there really fast.
Read More at Black Girl Dangerous


Blade II: The Re-Watchening
by L.E.H. Light
For starters, I love Wesley Snipes. He was the first, perhaps only, darker-skinned brother sex symbol/action hero of my younger years. He was always smooth and classy. I’d have watched a Snipes movie any time, no questions asked, back in 2002 when Blade II came out. Second, looking at the cast and crew list for this movie is like a nerd dream casting list.
Read More at Black Nerd Problems


What Ellen Pao Tells Us About the State of the Internet
by Alex Layne
Ellen Pao, now titled as the *former* CEO of Reddit, has faced it all. Death threats, harassment, abuse– oh wait, that’s just the gender-focused hate she received. She also was and is the target of many incredibly racist memes and attacks. I will not link to the awful Chairman Pao memes, but if you’re interested in reading more about the vicious attacks Pao has faced for showing up in the tech world, having a vagina, and not being white, there is plenty out there. Pao has said the the vitriol she receives has made her “doubt humanity.” And certainly, who can blame her?
Read More at Not Your Mama's Gamer


Newark Will Be Site For Million People’s March Against Police Brutality



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