Parents ‘On Edge’ After Apparent Noose Found Outside California Elementary School — Atlanta Black Star

Parents in Oakland, California say they’re concerned and a little bit uneasy after a rope resembling a noose was discovered outside a local elementary school on Friday — the second in just three weeks. According to ABC 7, the latest rope was found hanging from the fence of a batting cage on the side of … Continue reading Parents ‘On Edge’ After Apparent Noose Found Outside California Elementary School — Atlanta Black Star

Roaming Residency France — Sithabile Mlotshwa’ s Blog

Reflections on Constructed Identities, Non Humans & White Innocence “Als je weet, ben je medeplichtig” – If you know, you’re complicit Is it possible for white folks to finally leave behind a history that will maybe, maybe or embrace a history that might set them free from being white? extract from Glaude, in his response to … Continue reading Roaming Residency France — Sithabile Mlotshwa’ s Blog

‘It’s the racial stuff’: Illinois prison banned, removed books on black history and empowerment from inmate education program — The Muslim Times

Officials at an Illinois prison suspended an educational program for inmates, launched two internal investigations and removed 200 books from a prison library because many had “racial” content or addressed issues like diversity and inclusion, according to records obtained by the Tribune. Danville Correctional Center officials also prohibited for use in the University of Illinois … Continue reading ‘It’s the racial stuff’: Illinois prison banned, removed books on black history and empowerment from inmate education program — The Muslim Times

The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project takes a hard look at the American paradox of freedom and slavery — WGNO

he New York Times Magazine’s new 1619 Project is a special edition that reframes American history around one date: August 1619, when the first slave ship arrived on America’s shores. “The Fourth of July in 1776 is regarded by most Americans as the country’s birthday,” says an introduction on the Times’ website. “But what if we were to tell … Continue reading The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project takes a hard look at the American paradox of freedom and slavery — WGNO

Racism Unhealed and Revealed: NY Times 1619 Project Leads the Way — Words & Deeds

America, it’s time we had that talk about racism. Specifically, I’m referring to the whitewashed version of history most of us learned in school. We can’t undo what was done, but we can–at a minimum–acknowledge the truth, a truth absent from too many assumptions made about the country we live in.   The veil surrounding the … Continue reading Racism Unhealed and Revealed: NY Times 1619 Project Leads the Way — Words & Deeds

Leaked Documents Show FBI Once Ranked ‘Black Identity Extremists’ as Bigger Threat Than al-Qaida, White Supremacists — Atlanta Black Star

So-called “black identity extremists” and animal rights/environmental activists were among the FBI’s top counter-terrorism priorities under President Donald Trump, according leaked documents obtained by The Young Turks. The bureau’s priority list, published Thursday, lays bare the FBI’s focuses in the areas of counter-terrorism, cyber crime and counterintelligence during the 2018 fiscal year, Newsweek reported.  https://atlantablackstar.com/2019/08/13/leaked-documents-show-fbi-once-ranked-black-identity-extremists-as-bigger-threat-than-al-qaida-white-supremacists/

NYC Passes Curriculum Changes to Better Reflect Schools’ Majority Non-white Population, Outrage Ensues — Atlanta Black Star

New York City schools implemented a curriculum change Wednesday aimed at making school curricula better reflect the populations they serve. The Department of Education said the new framework dubbed Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education will allow teachers to feature more cultures in the classroom and highlight resources written and developed by traditionally marginalized voices. 524 more…NYC Passes … Continue reading NYC Passes Curriculum Changes to Better Reflect Schools’ Majority Non-white Population, Outrage Ensues — Atlanta Black Star