Daily Archives: 08/05/2019

Boris Johnson Interviewed Me for His Column. Here is more – Patricia J. Williams | The Nation

On Brexit, race, and criminal justice, Britain’s new prime minister has always played both sides for maximum expediency.

Patricia J. Williams | The Nation

A British friend of mine suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She has nicknamed her condition “Boris Johnsonitis”. I wouldn’t ordinarily repeat such intimately degrading aspersions — after all, I was voted “most lady-like” in high school — but sometimes, one vulgarity can only be conveyed with another.

Besides, I have an ax to grind with Boris.                 

The year was 1997. Although the trend was largely ignored in the United States, much of the rest of the world had formally bracketed 1997 as time to be dedicated to the goal of combating all forms of disabling prejudice, including xenophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-Roma and other anti-minority sentiment.              Continue reading

The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Glasgow Reparations Agreement

£20 million Caribbean Reparations Agreement

St Lucia star – AUGUST 4TH, 2019 – PRESS RELEASE

The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Glasgow have signed the first ever agreement for slavery reparations since British Emancipation in 1838. The £20 million agreement was signed at the Regional Headquarters of The UWI in Kingston, Jamaica last week by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Dr David Duncan, University of Glasgow’s Chief Operating Officer, representing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli.            Continue reading

A Weekend of Mass Murder Reflects How American Violence Goes Viral

Marc Fisher | The Washington Post – [Contribution by James McAuley in Paris]

In El Paso, Dayton and Chicago, a weekend of horrific gun violence seemed on the surface to be another spasm of disconnected mayhem, people taking the lives of others almost at random. But on closer examination, the attacks served to illustrate how America’s lone-wolf shooters aren’t really alone.

Whether the proximate cause was political or personal, whether it grew out of ideological indoctrination, mental illness or some toxic blend of factors that left shooters isolated and damaged, each attack demonstrated a troubling disorder festering in modern America.               Continue reading