Category Archives: Racial Conflict

Business: The 15 Corporations That Make the Most Cars – By Jeff Desjardins … with Infographics

Business: The 15 Corporations That Make the Most Cars – By Jeff Desjardins … with Infographics

  ……..  A Family tree of Automotive Makers

As a company like Tesla has discovered over its relatively short history, the manufacturing processes required to make thousands of cars at scale are extremely costly and ridden with unexpected setbacks. To make matters worse the vehicle market is ultra competitive, with very little room for error.

Unless you have a game-changing innovation, powerful brand loyalty, or strong cost leadership, it’s easy to have your lunch eaten by competitors – or to get gobbled up in the industry’s next M&A transaction.

THE AUTO LANDSCAPE

Today’s infographic comes to us from Alan’s Factory Outlet, and it shows the 15 corporations that make the majority of the world’s cars.

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Issues confronting the Caribbean’s Ageing Diaspora and Regional Governments? – By Shamette Hepburn

By Shamette Hepburn – Stabroek News

Over several decades members of the Caribbean diaspora have observed the day to day happenings in their territories of origin. Spiraling crime rates, increased economic hardship and insecurity generally punctuate the news from back home. Yet they know that crime and violence are only a small part of Caribbean life. The rest is positive and fulfilling and Caribbean migrants remain tethered to their homelands.

Members of the Caribbean diaspora have consistently travelled between North America, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean region in order to maintain their social ties. While the vast majority of Caribbean nationals are keen to travel back and forth, some are committed to returning permanently to the Caribbean. It is this group that Caribbean governments are intent on re-incorporating into their respective national fabrics.     Continue reading

Prejudice Will Never Be A Thing of The Past – Matthew Parris | The Times UK

Prejudice Will Never Be A Thing of The Past

Matthew Parris | The Times UK

We look back appalled at racial attitudes of the 1970s but maybe treatment of trans people is our generation’s blind spot

Guess when this was written: 1930, 1950, 1960 . . . when?

“Because we fall backwards to fill our posts by fair and open competition, we can only assume that, since the ethnic minority groups do not fare as well in our competitions as do people of European descent, the ethnic minority groups do not possess the qualities which we require, on average, to as high a degree as their British-born counterparts.”

And guess who wrote this memo. Some BNP racist thug, or publicity-seeking shock-columnist looking for a fight?               Continue reading

History: Scotland and Slavery – Closer to Home

As Glasgow University Owns Up to Slavery Wealth, Others Urged to Follow

The institution is making reparations after admitting it had made £200m from the transatlantic trade

Kevin McKenna | The Guardian UK

Sir Geoff Palmer, Scotland’s first black professor, has welcomed a ground-breaking report into how Glasgow University benefited from the proceeds of slavery. He said it posed “uncomfortable questions” for British society as a whole and called on institutions that had profited from the slave trade to make amends.

The report, published last week by Glasgow University, is based on more than two years of research and reveals that the institution benefited directly from the slave trade in Africa and the Caribbean in the 18th and 19th centuries to the tune of almost £200m in today’s money.

The university has now launched a wide-ranging and ambitious “reparative justice programme”.     Continue reading

Don’t Let The Windrush Outrage Die While The Scandal Continues – Gary Younge | The Guardian UK

Don’t Let The Windrush Outrage Die While The Scandal Continues

22nd June 1948: MV Empire Windrush arrives at Tilbury Docks in London

Gary Younge | The Guardian UK

They call it “the scandal”. And in Bethel church in Bristol, two independent advisers to the Home Office called on those who had been blighted by it to testify. Sitting in front of a sign that read “Moving forward – together in faith” and a union flag propped alongside a Jamaican flag, they appealed to the orphans of empire to share details of how the place their parents had referred to as the “Mother Country” had abandoned them. In a tone owing more to bewilderment than belligerence, they stepped up.      Continue reading

US Politics: Florida may be poised to get first black governor – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Florida may be poised to get 1st black governor

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum

Florida, America’s southernmost state whose history is full of oppression of Native Americans and enslaved Africans, could get its first black governor. Andrew Gillum, from the surging left wing of the Democratic Party, who is endorsed by self-styled Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders, is competing for the job against Ron DeSantis of the Republican Party, whom President Donald Trump has endorsed and whose campaign is dogged by allegations of racism.

BY MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

The day after the Aug. 28 primary elections in which Andrew Gillum became the first African American nominee for Florida governor, his Republican opponent, Ron DeSantis, stated, “The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.”        Continue reading

President Obama : Silence, Complicity and Duplicity – By Yvonne Sam

– By Yvonne Sam

Tradition and protocol is clear today—past presidents must avoid temptation to reenter the political foray. Let the world see the maintenance of presidential dignity.

As President Barack Obama, the first Black president of the United States of America took the oath of office in 2009, George Walker Bush the outgoing president,  wished him well and exited the political stage determine to never publicly criticize his successor.  Irregardless of how bellicose folks thought George W was, or how poorly the economy fared under his administration, he nevertheless kept the vow for the entire eight years of Obama’s presidency. Even in the face of being repeatedly attacked by Obama, and having many of his policies reversed, nary a word escaped his lips. He is quoted as saying: “I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president undermine a current president.” Customarily former presidents do not criticize their successor.     Continue reading

America’s Slide Toward Autocracy – David Frum | The Atlantic

America’s Slide Toward Autocracy

Democracy has taken a beating under President Trump. Will the midterms make a difference?

David Frum | The Atlantic

Twenty-one months into the Trump presidency, how far has the country rolled down the road to autocracy? It’s been such a distracting drive — so many crazy moments! — who can keep an eye on the odometer?

Yet measuring the distance traveled is vital. As Abraham Lincoln superbly said in his “house divided” speech: “If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.”                  Continue reading

Much ado about Blackness – By Yvonne Sam

Much ado about Blackness

By Yvonne Sam

In order for the youth and obviously ignorant among us to be aware of how Black people have been abused, marginalized and arrested for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, we often instruct them to open a history book.  This is in addition to viewing documentaries, the Internet, visiting museums and even talking to living and breathing people, who remember the bad old days of racism and segregation. Sadly the group of folks who witnessed first -hand some of these injustices, where Blacks could live, worship, marry, attend school, work, and be denied the right to vote are on the verge of making the transition.          Continue reading

Genocidal attacks on defenseless peoples is the biggest stain on the human race – By Mohamed Hamuldin

Genocidal attacks on defenseless peoples is the biggest stain on the human race

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Jean Rostand, in his 1939 book Thoughts of a Biologist observed, “Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.”

History is replete with at least the conquerors. The Nazis killed six million Jews. Stalin’s forced famine killed up to 7.5 million Ukrainians. Pakistan’s Operation Searchlight killed three million in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. Cambodian communists killed up to three million. Around two million African captives perished on slave ships during the Middle Passage. Another Stalin-imposed artificial famine killed up to 1.75 million Kazaks. Up to 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottomans.  A Roman general massacred one million Jews to quash a revolt in what is now Israel and Julius Caesar’s wars against the Gauls killed more than a million Celts.       Continue reading

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