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Two Americas – And the mini-mart where they collided- Anand Giridharadas – TED video

Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided

Ten days after 9/11, a shocking attack at a Texas mini-mart shattered the lives of two men: the victim and the attacker. In this stunning talk, Anand Giridharadas, author of “The True American,” tells the story of what happened next. It’s a parable about the two paths an American life can take, and a powerful call for reconciliation.    [Interactive Transcript] 

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Racial Equality: The Impossible Dream – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old ManHands Up Don’t Shoot – Justice for Mike Brown
Ferguson – Missouri – USA – November 2014
Photo Credit: Scott Olson / Getty Images

For millennia, humankind has been plagued with some form of inequality among its populations. As our societies grew, increased in complexity, and became globalized, so did the nature and degree of inequality.

Like a living human organism, inequality has a gender, race, ethnicity, and class that determine income and wealth disparities. To make matters worse, inequality dictates our access to a home, education, healthcare, and protection under our justice system.

Faced with racial inequality, the majority African-American community of Ferguson, Missouri, has received no justice for Mike Brown, an eighteen-year-old black male killed by a white policeman in August 2014.

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“Colorism” – Who is Black in America? – CNN Documentary

Published on Mar 7, 2013 on YouTube

Great show that touches on a MAJOR issue that effects far more people than the few that are willing to admit it.

What’s it like to be Latino – and black?     Continue reading

Marijuana Decriminalization Won’t Kill Discrimination by NYPD

Marijuana Decriminalization Won’t Kill Discrimination

Friday, 15 June 2012 09:25 By Natasha Lennard, Truthout | News Analysis

New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said something very interesting last week about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to decriminalize the public possession of marijuana. With respect to the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk practices, Bloomberg said that decriminalization would “certainly end some of the objections.”  It’s an odd turn of phrase, whether Bloomberg put much thought into it or not, to state that a measure would “end objections” as opposed to, say, fix problems.

However, in the case of the decriminalization proposal currently on the table in the New York state house, Bloomberg’s comment may have been spot on; the proposal to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana risks ending a number of objections to the NYPD’s , without properly addressing the racist skew of the policing tactic and the damage it can wreak on the lives of those it targets (namely young black and Latino men in primarily poor neighborhoods). Continue reading

Bob Marley & Peter Tosh – Legalize It (Live 4-10-75)

Bob Marley & Peter Tosh – Legalize It (Live 4-10-75)

Bob Marley & Peter Tosh singing Legalize It together on the 4th of April 1975 with images of them and our friend marihuana      ……….  Legalize now!
Bob Marley y Peter Tosh cantando Legalize It juntos el 4 de abril de 1975 con imágenes de ellos y de nuestra amiga la marihuana ………  ¡Legalización ya!

Also read: Marijuana Decriminalization Won’t Kill Discrimination – by NYPD

White People, You Will Never Look Suspicious – by Michael Skolnik

17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a Neighborhood Watch captain inside his own gated Sanford, Florida community where he was living with his father, stepmother and little brother. Here is an article by Michael Skolnik on this matter:-

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White People, You Will Never Look Suspicious Like Trayvon Martin! by Michael Skolnik

I will never look suspicious to you. Even if I have a black hoodie, a pair of jeans and white sneakers on…in fact, that is what I wore yesterday…I still will never look suspicious. No matter how much the hoodie covers my face or how baggie my jeans are, I will never look out of place to you.  I will never watch a taxi cab pass me by to pick someone else up. I will never witness someone clutch their purse tightly against their body as they walk by me.  I won’t have to worry about a police car following me for two miles, so they can “run my plates.”  I will never have to pay before I eat. And I certainly will never get “stopped and frisked.”  I will never look suspicious to you, because of one thing and one thing only.  The color of my skin.  I am white.
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APNU says PPPC’s TV ad is anti-Black; ruling party denies

APNU says PPPC’s TV ad is anti-Black; ruling party denies

November 5, 2011 – Demerara Waves

The opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has accused the incumbent Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) of racial profiling of African Guyanese in its campaign advertisements in a bid to scare away East Indians.

But the PPPC insists that the advertisement reflects the reality rather than portraying Blacks negatively, saying “a leopard never loses its stripes.”

APNU noted that the PPP’s TV juxtaposes enthusiastic supporters of the coalition jostling to lift its presidential candidate, Brigadier (ret) David Granger, on Nomination Day 2011, “with one of blacks rioting, is dangerous racial profiling and race baiting.”  more