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Ways to combat police brutality (with examples of police brutality against African Americans)

http://newsone.com/nation/how-to-fight-police-brutality/

A disturbing Facebook post on examples of police brutality against African Americans:

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=17514257226&topic=4537

From article "The Connection Between Blacks As Apes And Police Brutality"

http://www.jackandjillpolitics.com/2009/02/the-connection-between-blacks-as-apes-and-police-brutality/

In one study, participants who were made to think about apes were more likely to support police violence against black (but not white) criminal suspects. The association actually caused them to endorse anti-black violence. Most disturbing of all, however, was a study of media coverage and the death penalty. Looking at a sample of death-eligible cases in Philadelphia from 1979 to 1999, the more that media coverage used ape-like metaphors to describe a murder trial (i.e. “urban jungle,” “aping the suspects behavior,” etc.) the more likely black suspects, but not white suspects were to be put to death.

Not surprisingly, black suspects were much more likely to be described in ape-like terms. And they were more frequently executed by the state.



Subconscious mental connection between blacks, apes may reinforce subtle discrimination

http://www.physorg.com/news123944737.html

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Information on genocides of 20th and 21st century. Racism and genocide are still alive.

http://www.scaruffi.com/politics/dictat.html

http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Darfur

Please let me know if I need to add anything to this post.
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Wondering what to do when someone says hate crimes are rare/don't exist/happened a hundred years ago?

Keep on reading.

Racist violence is happens a lot. It's widespread. It's happening now, and it's happened in the last 10 years (not just the last hundred, or two hundred).

Set facts straight with these links:

racist violence in Britain caused by BNP http://www.stopthebnp.org.uk/index.php?location=election&link=Other01.htm

Stop the BNP:
http://www.stopthebnp.org.uk/index.php?location=link3

recent crimes committed by skinheads
http://www.adl.org/racist_skinheads/skinhead_activity_update.asp

How racist skinhead subculture is making a comeback

http://www.adl.org/racist_skinheads/skinhead_resurgence.asp

hate crimes against muslims post sept 11
http://www.hrw.org/legacy/reports/2002/usahate/index.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/12/world/americas/12iht-islam.html

http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=148241

http://archives.cnn.com/2001/US/09/16/gen.hate.crimes/

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/HatCr_51/4922_51.htm

violence from the BNP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_National_Party
racist NF (downfall in 1970s)

hate crimes against Asians
http://www.asianam.org/hate.htm

hate crimes against Pacific Asians
http://www.civilrights.org/publications/hatecrimes/asian-pacific.html

hate crimes against Indians, South Asians, Arabs, Muslims http://www.littleindia.com/news/148/ARTICLE/1597/2003-11-05.html


Hate crimes not only affect people individually. They affect members of the targeted group, and make them feel they could become victims of hate crimes too. They divide society.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_crime

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Hi there flist,

Ever hear these phrases?

1)"But racist violence is rare nowadays. Hate crimes don't exist. You're just making things up!"

2)"Ignore racism. That'll make it go away and take away racist people's power."

Now...I know some people mean well when they say stuff like sentence 2 (the ignore racism one). But that doesn't make what they're saying any less harmful.

So here are some links to set the facts straight and show that 1: hate crimes do exist, 2) hate crimes happen a lot, 3)ignoring racism doesn't make it go away and take away racist people's power. Confronting racism is what will weaken it.

Will ignoring BNP make them go away
http://www.stopthebnp.org.uk/index.phplocation=election&link=Campaigning03.htm

Why BNP must be confronted
http://www.stopthebnp.org.uk/index.phplocation=election&link=Campaigning02.htm

How to reply when you talk about racism and someone says, "But white people face discrimination too!"

http://community.livejournal.com/racism_101/42842.html?thread=920666#t920666

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hate crimes against blacks, Jews and gays
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1130129.html

increase in hate crimes against blacks caused by music and portrayals of blacks
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4081/is_200501/ai_n9522077/
increase in hate crimes against blacks and religious groups
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-11-23-hate-crimes_N.htm

More to come.
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Long and painful history of Asian and Black characters being played by white people in movies:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowface

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface


Explanations on how there is a history of people insulting black people by calling them monkeys:

http://community.livejournal.com/racism_101/58003.html

Racefail, and how racist stereotypes can hurt:

http://rosehiptea.livejournal.com/499326.html

Racist stereotypes can seriously hurt. They are not 'minor' or 'trivial'. For instance, if someone portrays all of their black characters as criminals in a story, that is a harmful racist stereotype. That is because it reinforces the common racist belief that black people are all criminals.

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I am aware that non white people can be racist. However, I think racism by white people is mentioned more often because some white countries have a much more recent longer and recent history (in general) of colonising and enslaving many other countries. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonisation_of_Africa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:British_Empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Portuguese_Empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_expansion_of_the_United_States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:French_colonial_empire

Link on slavery of black people in the US

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_the_United_States

Link on the Holocaust in Germany:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust

I believe that racism is racial prejudice backed by institutionalised power (the following link is a fantastic resource on what racism is, and what you can do to fight it):

http://www.racismnoway.com.au/library/understanding/index-What.html

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