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To everyone BUT white males, How often do you encounter discrimination aimed at you?

daily
 5 (16.1%)
occasionally
 8 (25.8%)
rarely
 4 (12.9%)
never
 3 (9.7%)
Im a white male
 11 (35.5%)
often
 0 (0%)

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The Races - - Now, with a poll!
« on: June 25, 2007, 10:49:56 AM »
Id call it the minority thread but a CERTAIN SOMEONE would bust my chops, and im too lazy to argue this morning...


some good news....

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/printedition/2007/06/25/natcolleges0625a.html

South gains black students

Raleigh —- For the first time ever in the South, blacks are as well represented on college campuses as they are in the region's population as a whole —- something not yet true of the country overall.
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Re: The Non-Anglo Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007, 09:29:11 AM »
http://www.sptimes.com/2007/07/03/Hillsborough/Cooking_up_a_new__nat.shtml

Cooking up a new, natural attitude

    African-Americans are becoming more likely to buy and eat organic foods.

other than a certain Bermuda mama (and a babe in St Louie) i woulda never guessed this...
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Re: The Non-Anglo Thread
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2007, 11:08:47 AM »
Ehem... I am non-Anglo.

I am not, however, considered a minority. Please correct to not offend. KThnx.
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Re: The Non-Anglo Thread
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2007, 11:15:54 AM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/02/AR2007070201969.html

Color of Cabinet Has Fenty on the Defensive
Some Residents Give Latitude, but Others Say Lack of Blacks Doesn't Reflect City

"How can there be a scarcity of blacks for positions in the city with the most qualified black people in the world?" asked Carlos M. O'Kieffe Sr., 63, a black Ward 4 resident who voted for Fenty. "If you can't find qualified black people in Washington, D.C. . . . it makes me wonder: How hard did he really search?"


statements like this annoy me.  it doesnt matter what color the person is, you go for the best person for the job!
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Re: The Non-Anglo Thread
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2007, 11:25:03 AM »
anglo = white  :P
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Re: The Non-Anglo Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2007, 11:46:21 AM »
anglo = white  :P

I beg to differ. I am a proud Scotsman. I am not Anglo-Saxon. That is akin to calling all Asians "Chinese" because it's convenient -- you're gonna piss off a lot of asian people.

anglo = white  :P

I don't fit either definition for Anglo.

1. I'm not primarily of English descent.
2. English isn't my native language.

Well, I definitely don't fit 1, and I'm from NJ, so  obviously I don't speak English.
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Re: The Non-Anglo Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2007, 03:17:33 PM »
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19617921/

Feeling bias may hike blacks’ breast cancer risk
Women who reported more racial wrongs likelier to get disease, study says


hmmmm, this aint good...
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2007, 11:57:36 AM »
http://www.ajc.com/living/content/living/stories/2007/07/12/sbemain_0714.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_tabshopping

a great idea, hopefully this will help some with kids perception of themselves...
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2007, 09:33:41 AM »
did you know...

apparently, in the black community, skin color matters ALOT!

I have a friend, a cutie, and she is dark black, and apparently other blacks discriminate against her because of this!

WTF?!?!?!

she was telling me how once, she went into this nice restaurant to meet some friends, and the hostess, a light skinned black girl, asked her if she was there to see someone in the kitchen.  didnt think for a minute she was there to eat!

thats crazy!

whats up with this?!?!?!?
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Re: The Non-Anglo Thread - - Now, with a poll!
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2007, 09:57:42 AM »
did you know...

apparently, in the black community, skin color matters ALOT!

I have a friend, a cutie, and she is dark black, and apparently other blacks discriminate against her because of this!

WTF?!?!?!

she was telling me how once, she went into this nice restaurant to meet some friends, and the hostess, a light skinned black girl, asked her if she was there to see someone in the kitchen.  didnt think for a minute she was there to eat!

thats crazy!

whats up with this?!?!?!?

This is not a phenomenon restricted to the Black community in the US. In South Asia for example skin creme which bleaches or lightens the skin is extremely popular as lighter skin makes a woman or man more attractive in the popular culture. These cremes are sold in the US and many other countries. During the age of colonialism and imperialism dark skin was deemed to be ugly or inherently unclean by Europeans. This was part of a systemic ideological project of dehumanization that justified the physical and economic violence of colonialism (and slavery for that matter). Internalized racism or colonialism was deemed by some thinkers, such as Frantz Fanon and Malcolm X, to be more destructive than physical violence and exploitation. The events you recalled in your post are one manifestation of internalized racism. Black Power as a social movement and ideology sought to address the issue as do other social movements by recognizing internalized racism as a classic technique of empire; divide an conquer.