Category: Internalised Racism

“Exterminate All the Brutes” Was 500 Years of Genocide in the Making

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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.

Source: “Exterminate All the Brutes” Was 500 Years of Genocide in the Making

Capitol Attack Was Culmination of Generations of Far-Right Extremism

Kelley now worries that the downturn in organizing, coupled with the Biden-Harris victory and the spectacle of right-wing violence at the Capitol, could make that demobilization permanent. “What we end up doing is demobilizing the very anti-fascist movements that many of us were in the streets fighting for this summer,” he said. “And then re-mobilizing it against these mobs by giving the state a pass.” The challenge in a post-Trump United States is “reminding people that there’s a long history of racism, and it doesn’t come from white men with horns. It comes largely from state policy and a long history, and a deep history, that we have to contest,” Kelley said. Otherwise, he said, “I fear that the summer of 2020 is going to be forgotten.”

Capitol Attack Was Culmination of Generations of Far-Right Extremism

Israeli advert stirs accusations of inter-Jewish racism – Your Middle East

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

Source: Israeli advert stirs accusations of inter-Jewish racism – Your Middle East

Woman Says She Endured 8 Days In Psych Ward Because Cops Didn’t Believe BMW Was Hers

NEW YORK — Kamilah Brock says the New York City police sent her to a mental hospital for a hellish eight days, where she was forcefully injected with powerful drugs, essentially because they couldn’t

Source: Woman Says She Endured 8 Days In Psych Ward Because Cops Didn’t Believe BMW Was Hers

Someone Called The Cops Because A Black Guy Had His Hands In His Pocket: By Susie Madrak

Someone named B. McKean posted this online today without much information. It took place in Pontiac, Michigan. He started videotaping the encounter and the cop whips out his phone and does the same thing. The cop sounds apologetic, but says he had to check him out because they got a phone call about his “suspicious” behavior.

Damn. Walking with your hands in your pocket while black. In Michigan, in the cold.

What the hell is wrong with this country? I guess we should be grateful the cop didn’t shoot him, what with him being “suspicious” and all.