That is 100 percent true. Before this moment in history, it would have been impossible to imagine that one of the world’s largest corporations — AT&T, owner of HBO, with a current market cap of $220 billion — would have funded and broadcast a film like this. The fact that it somehow squeezed through the cracks and onto our TVs and laptop screens demonstrates that something profound about the world is changing. Decades, centuries of people fighting and dying were required both to widen the cracks and mold someone like Peck, the right human at the right time, to step through. “Exterminate All the Brutes” is a sprawling disquisition — four episodes, each an hour long — into the invention and consequences of 500 years of “white” supremacy, presented via a high-gloss pastiche of old footage, newly filmed dramatizations, and clips from Hollywood movies. “White” needs scare quotes because the film makes clear that whiteness is not something that exists in reality — like, say, the moon — that is right there whether we believe in it or not. Instead, it’s something imaginary that we’ve somehow all agreed on, like pieces of paper having value.
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A $4 debt can get your right to vote cancelled in the USA and GOP are doing it (ODT)
We have known for years that gentrification has disproportionately displaced black and Latino people from their homes across the US, “excluding existing residents from the benefits of a revitalizing neighborhood,” as one study put it. The statistics prove it, we make cultural statements about it, and there’s rising activism around it.
To help visualize how minority communities are pushed out by white populations, BuzzFeed News ran an analysis of five of the most gentrified US cities. The results show how the demographics changed between 2000 and 2017 and highlight which census tracts have gentrified in that time.
via Neighborhood Gentrification And White Flight Maps In New York, Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington And Oakland
The video, which depicts a family of light-skinned Jews praying before receiving a knock on the door from their darker-skinned neighbours, was published online by
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Geert Wilders’ particular brand of fear-mongering seems to attract believers on the fringe, but his message repels most people.
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During an interview on the O’Reilly Factor with Tavis Smiley—liberal political commentator, Bill O’Reilly— American television host known for his bias and unbalanced views, reasoned that “more whites are killed by police than blacks.”
His notion stemmed from the controversial case surrounding African-American Eric Garner—43-year-old, 400lb, asthmatic father of six, who died after being put in a chokehold by officer Daniel Panteleo in Staten Island. O’Reilly also suggested that what happened to Eric Garner “would have happened to a white guy doing the same thing,” implying that Garner’s death had nothing to do with race.
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Smiley refuted that assertion by stating that O’Reilly’s view is only a “speculation.” He went on to imply that actual facts include, “Trayvon Martin is not speculation, Michael Brown is not speculation, Renisha McBride is not speculation, Sean Bell is not speculation, Eric Garner is not speculation … there’s no respect for the humanity and dignity of black life in this country.”
Referencing the 2012 FBI crime statistics, O’Reilly claimed out of 43 million blacks, only 123 were killed by police using gunfire. This suggests police officers killing blacks at an alarming rate is actually hyperbole. Furthermore, O’Reilly added that 326 whites were killed, “proving” that more whites are murdered by police than blacks.
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Smiley argued that he disagrees with O’Reilly’s point that and “in an era of the first black president [I might add] … do you [O’Reilly] not see a pattern” of blacks being killed by cops?