Tag: Systemic Racism

Old Dog Thought- Real Freedom begins not Now but when equality and justice are achieved without a belief in inherited property and privilege

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Fighting Fake News with REAL 22/4/21; George Floyd and Fox News; Rebirth of Psychedelics after a 70 year war. We pay for the LNP’s failed energy policies Systemic Racism; More Boltland Crap

Jim Crow Tactics on Display as Georgia Rep. Park Cannon Arrested for Knocking on Door

State Rep. Park Cannon, D-Atlanta, is placed into the back of a Georgia State Capitol patrol car after being arrested by Georgia State Troopers at the Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta, Thursday, March 25, 2021. Cannon was arrested by Capitol police after she attempted to knock on the door of the Gov. Brian Kemp office during his remarks after he signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Back to the Future. Back to the 60s

“This is clear voter suppression, clear racism, a clear manifestation of white supremacy. Georgia is going backwards instead of forwards.”

Jim Crow Tactics on Display as Georgia Rep. Park Cannon Arrested for Knocking on Door

William Barr Says Police Being Racist Toward Black People Isn’t Racism | HuffPost Australia

Attorney General William P. Barr at a news conference in Kansas City, Mo.

“I think there are some situations where statistics would suggest that they are treated differently, but I don’t think that that’s necessarily racism,” Barr said.

William Barr Says Police Being Racist Toward Black People Isn’t Racism | HuffPost Australia

Why The U.S. Needs To Do Reparations Now | HuffPost Australia

Why The U.S. Needs To Do Reparations

In her 2017 book “The Color of Money,” Baradaran lays out how, over centuries, policymakers wrote Black Americans out of the economic system — and how policies blocking Black people from obtaining mortgages, land and credit created an immense wealth gap between Black and white Americans that persists to this day. In her book, Baradaran says that after slavery was abolished, Black Americans held just .5% of all the wealth in the U.S. Today, the number is barely higher, at about 1%.

via Why The U.S. Needs To Do Reparations Now | HuffPost Australia

Neighborhood Gentrification And White Flight Maps In New York, Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington And Oakland

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

“Driver’s licenses for workers to be restricted for the common good” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

There was a time when Indigenous Australian wages wern’t only less than half of the rest of Australia’s they were said to be government managed. $50 million went missing. Along with this “management” came an attached stigmatised negative reputation that has lasted 200 years that justified good white christian behaviour that prevented rather than assisted indigenous Australians to become like the rest of Australia. Debt, inheritance and capital gains were never and option. Only what they were given. They were and are still blamed for their historical demise.  Is it any wonder they went walk about? Today the LNP government is inviting the rest of Australia to join them with their new welfare card and all the obligations that come with it. Some Australian no matter their color are to be treated as the  Indigenous have for hundreds of years and we are now and only now it seems shocked. (ODT)

Stripping away people’s right to manage their own finances, making them second-class citizens, having to endure abuse and stigmatisation, being automatically branded as drug/alcohol abusers, being financially worse off due to extra fees and charges for using the card, plus penalties for when Indue fail to pay bills set up for direct debit is all OK by you?

Being denied opportunities to make ends meet by accessing cheaper options via markets, garage sales, eBay, buy/sell groups, many online stores, cash in hand sales/repairs etc, is OK by you?

via “Driver’s licenses for workers to be restricted for the common good” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Total and utter racist bullshit | Overland literary journal

Melbourne scape

So it was all bullshit. Total and utter bullshit.

New official statistics confirm that the alleged Victorian crime wave – an outbreak of criminality supposedly so intense that, at one stage, Liberal MP Craig Kelly wanted road signs on the border warning travellers from New South Wales about the danger they faced – never existed.

On the contrary, Victoria’s safer than at any time in the past ten years, in line with a general decline in crime across the nation. As Fairfax’s Peter Martin notes, ‘at 1392 offenders per 100,000 people over the age of 10, Victoria’s offence rate was Australia’s second lowest, bettered only by the Australian Capital Territory.’

Crime in Victoria is not increasing. Rather, the new figures mark the fourth successive annual fall. That’s right. Contrary to just about everything you’ve read or seen on TV, crime in Victoria’s been declining for years.

via Total and utter racist bullshit | Overland literary journal