Archive for 'Racism'
It’s good to see Daryl Davis carrying on in the brave and honorable tradition of Ann Atwater.
Davis, a black musician, has made a project of befriending Ku Klux Klan members and persuading them to leave the group. He collects the robes and hoods of those who do.
“A lot of people have anti-racist groups. They get [...]
What a lot there has been about the turning of Tommy Robinson, once leader of the EDL.
I don’t want to make light of the fear the EDL inspired in Asian shopkeepers who were victims of their haphazard campaign against Islamic extremism, but I always thought they were a feeble lot compared to the real horrible [...]
This is a cross-post by Paul Canning
It is especially pleasing to see as part of the remembrance of the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom the rehabilitation of Bayard Rustin, a lost gay hero or a lost hero full-stop.
As, of all people, Robert Turner of Log Cabin Republicans put it in [...]
In the comments to Sarah’s post on the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, I wrote:
It seems there are two distinct issues which unfortunately are getting scrambled:
–The relatively narrow legal question of whether George Zimmerman was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of murdering Trayvon Martin.
–The larger societal question of how young black men are so [...]
Peter Tatchell writes:
The BNP & EDL claim to oppose Islamist extremist bigotry but in reality they generalise and abuse all Muslims. Many of their protests are menacing, even violent.
Islam is not the main problem. Islamist fundamentalism and violent jihad are what we should focus on opposing. It is important to make a clear distinction between [...]
For years we’ve noted that George Galloway has absolutely no qualms about presenting programs on Press TV while that state-controlled Iranian website simultaneously hosts foul antisemitic garbage.
An article by a regular Press TV contributor named Mike Stathis, headlined “Jewish Mafia tied to death of America,” would hardly be worth noting, then– except that Mr. [...]
We are used to reading about surreally anomalous appointments of representatives from repressive regimes to key UN committees. But recently something similar has happened within the Council of Europe. A member of the Greek Golden Dawn party, Eleni Zaroulia, has joined its Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly.
Its doctrine echoes Nazi principles by [...]
Although I think speech should be free – people need to be aware that what they say may have consequences. It could be argued that people can slip into racist patterns of thought or speech, but are not truly racist themselves. (This distinction is often made with reference to antisemitism.) One may wince at certain [...]
Posted: September 9th, 2012 under Racism.
While some Polish leaders and American conservatives have the vapors over President Obama’s clumsy and mistaken reference to “Polish death camps” in World War II (clearly he meant “death camps in Poland,” as the White House acknowledged), I hope they will also consider the more urgent problem of openly antisemitic and racist behavior by “ultra” [...]
This is a cross post from False Dichotomies
It is true that Jewish history does not necessarily mean that Israel should have a special responsibility to care for African refugees. It is also true that the residents of South Tel Aviv are right to complain that the burden of dealing with the refugees seems to be [...]
Posted: May 24th, 2012 under Racism.