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  • Facebook and Instagram Finally Ban White Nationalism and White Separatism

    03/27/2019 12:37:50 PM PDT · by OddLane · 60 replies
    GizModo ^ | 3/27/19 | Matt Novak
    Facebook and Instagram will finally ban white nationalism and white separatism on their networks in a move that will be implemented next week. The decision, first reported by Motherboard but announced by Facebook on its website, comes after the social media giant spent years splitting hairs about the difference between white nationalism and white supremacy. And there’s still the question of how well Facebook can police white nationalist content among its 2 billion users. “Our policies have long prohibited hateful treatment of people based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity or religion – and that has always included white supremacy,”...

    03/27/2019 10:31:49 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 84 replies
    Former vice president and likely 2020 presidential candidate, Joe Biden, attacked the United States’ “white man’s culture,” during an appearance at the Biden Courage Awards, which honors those working to combat sexual assault on college campuses. Biden said America’s racist culture is why Anita Hill wasn’t able to stop Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the Supreme Court. “A really notable woman, Anita Hill, professor, showed the courage of a lifetime talking about her experience being harassed
  • Biden criticizes ‘white man’s culture,’ role in Hill hearing

    03/27/2019 3:09:45 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 51 replies ^ | 3/27/19 | Steve Peoples
    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned “a white man’s culture” as he lashed out at violence against women and, more specifically, lamented his role in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings that undermined Anita Hill’s credibility nearly three decades ago. Biden, a Democratic presidential prospect who often highlights his white working-class roots, said Hill, who is black, should not have been forced to face a panel of “a bunch of white guys” about her sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas. “To this day I regret I couldn’t come up with a way to give her the kind...
  • Facebook says it will now block white-nationalist, white-separatist posts

    03/27/2019 11:04:11 AM PDT · by Skywise · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/27/19 | Tony Romm and Elizabeth Dwoskin
    Facebook will begin banning posts, photos and other content that reference white nationalism and white separatism, revising its rules in response to criticism that a loophole had allowed racism to thrive on its platform. Previously, Facebook had prohibited users from sharing messages that glorified white supremacy — a rhetorical discrepancy in the eyes of civil rights advocates who argued that white nationalism, supremacy and separatism are indistinguishable and that the policy undermined the tech giant’s stepped-up efforts to combat hate speech online. Facebook now agrees with that analysis, according to people who’ve been briefed on the decision. The new policy...
  • The coolest thing about the Oscars that you probably missed? The CIA's live tweets

    02/26/2019 2:57:33 AM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 25 Feb 2019 | Michelle Lou and Saeed Ahmed
    CNN)In a sea of users live-tweeting the Oscars last night, one account stood out: the CIA. Apparently, the agency is into movies -- especially "Black Panther." Throughout the night, the CIA Twitter feed explored the feasibility of the technology seen in the Marvel superhero flick. The agency also tested its followers' knowledge of metals, asking if they thought the fictional metal vibranium is real...
  • Maine Educators Attack Bill to Prohibit Political Advocacy in Public Schools--"white fragility"

    02/20/2019 4:17:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 20, 2019 | Sara Dogan
    Teacher claims: "This institutionalizes "white fragility". A code of ethics for public school teachers that was recently introduced in the Maine Legislature is making headlines, and will serve as an important test-case for efforts to prohibit indoctrination in our nation’s schools. But local educators are responding with hysteria to this commonsense education reform proposal, even as its legislative sponsor responds with calm and logic. The bill, LD-589, was introduced by Rep. Larry Lockman and co-sponsored by several of his colleagues in the state legislature. It establishes a code of ethics for professional conduct that must be observed by public school...
  • Bret Ellis Questions ‘Black Panther’ Best Picture Oscar Nomination: ‘Does It Really Deserve One?’

    02/01/2019 8:07:36 PM PST · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 02/01/19 | Tim Molly
    Screenwriter, director and “American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis wonders whether “Black Panther” deserves its Oscar nomination for Best Picture, and thinks Oscar voters are supporting it for the sake of diversity, not because it’s especially good. Ellis often speaks about the film industry in a way that doesn’t endear him to the Hollywood left. In 2012, he apologized to “Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow for suggesting that she had only won Oscars because she was “a hot woman.” He has also expressed amusement at widespread Hollywood revulsion toward President Trump, though he has stressed that he is not a...
  • South Africa: White existence is a crime, says BLF spokesperson

    09/19/2018 7:20:03 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 67 replies
    The Citizen ^ | 09/19/18 | Daniel Friedman
    Black First, Land First spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp has told the author of this article and others about the controversial party that my “existence is a crime.” He also repeated his party’s slogan, “land or death.” Last week, Maasdorp took to Twitter to voice his disapproval of an article in which The Citizen had looked at his tweets alleging that “white media” companies had benefited more from the state than the now-defunct Gupta-owned newspaper The New Age. Maasdorp said The Citizen “must really learn to read” in a public tweet and also sent us a private message expanding on his views....
  • Julius Malema on ‘coloniser’ Theresa May and a ‘United States of Africa’

    08/29/2018 12:01:28 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    The South African ^ | 2018-08-28 | Luke Daniel
    ... During her first visit to the country as United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister, Theresa May, has already caught flack for her support of land expropriation without compensation. Ironically, Malema must not have gotten this memo, as he said: “We have nothing to say about that colonizer May. Actually, the policy of the EFF is for South Africa to pull out of the commonwealth. The commonwealth is presided over by the colonizer and we reject that. That type of respect that we give to the colonizer is the one that perpetuates white supremacy.” United States of Africa Following his dismissal...
  • New Commissioner Takes Oath Of Office On Malcolm X Biography

    06/10/2018 4:55:51 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 20 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 10 June 2018 | Christopher Berg
    26-year-old Mariah Parker says that she's going to bring racial justice to the county. Athens-Clarke County, GA - Newly-elected County Commissioner Mariah Parker took her oath of office on Monday, with a raised "black power" fist and her other hand on the autobiography of Malcolm X. “They asked if they would like the Bible and I said no. My mother asked if there was a copy of the Constitution around. No,” Parker said, according to AJC. “I wanted Malcolm’s book. I think they saw it coming.” Parker said that she sees the parallels between herself and Malcolm X. She has...
  • [Berkeley] Student gov threatens to give [College Republicans] funds to Black Student Union [ed]

    04/30/2018 4:59:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 28, 2018 | Adam Sabes
    A University of California, Berkeley Student Senator proposed that all student government funding for the Berkeley College Republicans be reallocated to the Black Student Union. According to The Daily Californian, Senator Rizza Estacio made an amendment to the proposed budget allocations to student organizations and university groups which would eliminate the $1,000 funding for the BCR and add it to the budget for the BSU. Estacio said that her reasoning for the reallocation is because the BCRs “have violated a lot of, like, lead center rules during like free speech week,” adding that because of this, the organization does not...
  • Racist South African Leader Malema: “Go After the White Man… We Are Cutting the Throat of Whiteness”

    03/06/2018 11:28:51 AM PST · by detective · 121 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 6, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: Racist South African Political Leader Julius Malema: “Go After the White Man… We Are Cutting the Throat of Whiteness” In 2011 South Africa youth leader Julius Malema told his supporters that the white farmer’s land must be shared by all black Africans. He was arrested for playing “Kill the Boer (white man)” song at his rallies.
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing Captain America ("not convinced can tell a great Cap'n America story")

    02/28/2018 7:07:33 PM PST · by goldendelicious · 8 replies
    TheWeek ^ | 2-28-2018
    Ta-Nehisi Coates has signed on to write a new Captain America comic book series, with the first issue to be released on the Fourth of July this year. "I'm not convinced I can tell a great Captain America story — which is precisely why I want so bad to try," Coates said.
  • We Need To Start Barking At White People Who Speak Out Of Turn

    02/19/2018 3:35:21 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    Very Smart Brothas - The Root ^ | February 19, 2018 | Damon Young
    Editor’s Note: This story contains spoilers for the film Black Panther. Black Panther’s Wakanda is a near-utopic vision of how a country could look; perhaps the best depiction of Afrofuturism ever captured on film. There were thriving and ideological-diverse cities surrounded by expansive and bucolic countrysides. There was modern technology perfectly weaved in to cultural tradition, a melding that was symbiotic instead of antagonistic. And while I didn’t see this happening during the movie, I’m sure Wakanda has amazing bottomless brunches. Unfortunately, a present-day attempt to recreate Wakanda would be unrealistic. Mainly because we’re roughly 20,000 years behind Wakandan tech....
  • Welsh flag flies as independent state in Marvel superhero film Black Panther

    02/18/2018 10:44:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 16 FEB 2018 | Kathryn Williams
    Marvel's latest blockbuster Black Panther is being called a "game-changer". Yes, it's a superhero film but critics are praising how it deals with issues of race and identity. And cinema-goers in Wales have noticed a nod to the country at the end of the film, Nation.Cymru reports . In a scene set at the United Nations, the Welsh flag is flying as an independent state, alongside flags like those of Japan and the United States. Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as the hero who has to fight a powerful enemy after the sudden death of his father. It's set in...
  • Maxine Waters Attended Nation Of Islam Convention Where Farrakhan Defended Suicide Bombers

    02/17/2018 8:41:42 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02-17-2018 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters attended a Nation of Islam convention where the hate group’s leader, Louis Farrakhan, defended Palestinian suicide bombers. The convention, which took place in California in 2002, is just the latest tie to emerge between Democrats and the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist group known for being viciously anti-Semitic.
  • Black voter registration effort launched at ‘Black Panther’ screenings

    02/16/2018 7:36:59 PM PST · by Simon Green · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/16/18 | Avery Anapol
    An activist group has launched a voter registration effort aimed at black voters at screenings of the “Black Panther” movie nationwide. Members of the Electoral Justice Project, an offshoot of the Movement for Black Lives, are seeking to “mobilize the black electorate” and increase political engagement with the #WakandaTheVote campaign, the website Blavity reported. Wakanda is the fictional African nation featured in the long-anticipated Marvel film “Black Panther.” Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd and Rukia Lumumba founded the Electoral Justice Project last year, and told Blavity that the movement has been effective “because we meet our communities where they are,...
  • The Provocation and Power of Black Panther (supreme moron alert)

    02/15/2018 12:40:43 PM PST · by pabianice · 35 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/15/18 | Newkirk
    Blackness invites speculation. The very idea of a global African diaspora creates the most fertile of grounds for a field of what-ifs. What if European enslavers and colonizers had never ventured into the African continent? More intriguing yet: What if African nations and peoples had successfully rebuffed generations of plunder and theft? What if the Zulu had won the wars against the Voortrekkers and the British, and a confederation of Bantu people had risen up and smashed Belgian rule? What if the Transatlantic children of the mother continent had been allowed to remain, building their empires with the bounties of...
  • Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America

    02/15/2018 2:07:33 AM PST · by vikingrinn · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/012/2018 | Carvell Wallace
    "Marvel Comics’s Black Panther was originally conceived in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, two Jewish New Yorkers, as a bid to offer black readers a character to identify with."
  • 'Black Panther' Now Tracking for Massive $165M U.S. Debut

    02/13/2018 3:24:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 12, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    The forecast keeps getting better and better for Disney and Marvel Studios' Black Panther, which opens in North America on Friday. Hollywood's leading tracking service, NRG, on Monday revised its opening weekend estimate to $165 million or more, according to sources with access to tracking. That's for the four-day Presidents Day weekend.