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Latina, at the white, male New York Times: “Why are people thinking it’s OK to say racist sh-t in front of me?” – Salon.com

DAISY HERNÁNDEZ

Mr. Flaco is curious to hear what I might want to write about a new report showing that boys are being left behind in education. Nervous, I stumble through my pitch about how it’s not all boys.It is black boys and teenagers. “Racism,” I begin, “has, you know, shaped the expectations the kids have of themselves and that teachers have of them.”“What’s going to be your recommendation?” he asks, a smile dancing at his lips. “Tell teachers to raise their self-esteem?”

via Latina, at the white, male New York Times: “Why are people thinking it’s OK to say racist sh-t in front of me?” – Salon.com.

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Town of Eatonville Florida

Eatonville, Florida

On August 18, 1887, only ten years removed from Reconstruction 1863-1877, a group of twenty-seven Negro men led by Joe Clark convened with the purpose of founding, what would turn out to be, the first incorporated African American settlement community in the United States. Eatonville, the town born on that day, was named for a White man, Josiah Eaton, who served as mayor of the neighboring town of Maitland from which most of the future Eatonville residents originated.

via Town of Eatonville Florida.

Obama: Americans ‘Are Root Cause of Violence That’s Been Happening Here in Mexico’ | CNS News

He told the crowd, “We understand that the root cause of violence that’s been happening here in Mexico for which so many Mexicans have suffered is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States.” He later added, “We also recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.”

via Obama: Americans ‘Are Root Cause of Violence That’s Been Happening Here in Mexico’ | CNS News.

 

History lesson: Why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can’t be stripped of his citizenship. – Slate Magazine

If the Boston Marathon bombing had taken place 70 to 90 years ago, alleged bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would have been stripped of his American citizenship in addition to being imprisoned or executed for his crimes. In the first decades of the 20th century, naturalized citizens like Tsarnaev were routinely deprived of their citizenship for committing radical, “un-American” activities that took place after their naturalization. Citizenship in those years was understood as a benefit offered by a country in exchange for its citizens’ obedience to the laws of the land, always with the threat that certain actions could lead to its loss. It’s an approach the Supreme Court later rejected in the name of equal rights.

via History lesson: Why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can’t be stripped of his citizenship. – Slate Magazine.

 

Immigration: Black Caucus to Fight for Diversity Visas and African, Caribbean Immigrants | Politic365

Black Caucus

“The gloves are coming off — the point system is not enough,” said a senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus yesterday on the issue of the diversity visa lottery being axed in the “gang of eight” immigration legislation.

“We’re having a press conference next week on diversity visas,” confirmed CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH) after the House completed their last votes Thursday. One member of the CBC stated this week that he will not vote for an immigration bill that does not include the diversity visa program.

via Immigration: Black Caucus to Fight for Diversity Visas and African, Caribbean Immigrants | Politic365.