Category Archives: Racism

Avoiding making eye contact or asking where someone is from are signs of racism says Oxford University

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From Daily Mail: Avoiding making eye contact with someone or asking where they are originally from have been deemed as racist micro-aggressions in a newsletter issued by Oxford University.  The institution’s Equality and Diversity Unit states these two common behaviours could potentially cause the listener ‘mental ill-health’. 

The Trinity term newsletter claims asking someone where they are ‘originally’ from implies that the questioner does not believe they are British.  The Trinity term newsletter also mentions ‘not speaking directly to people’ and ‘jokes drawing attention to someone’s difference’ as possible forms of everyday racism.

It says people doing these things are often ‘well-meaning’, but insists they are still reinforcing negative stereotypes and making people feel like they ‘do not belong’.

But Professor Frank Furedi, author of What’s Happened To The University, said the advice was ‘Orwellian’ and called on Oxford to ‘wake up to reality’.  He told MailOnline: ‘To go from simply stating someone is racist based on what they say to assume they are unconsciously racist is a very Orwellian turn. Microaggressions empower the accuser to say that it doesn’t matter what you intend by that look, I just know by the look of your eyes you are racist.

‘It is a very insidious way of thinking. Universities used to understand the reality that humans are complex.  It would be nice if Oxford could wake up to reality.’

Oxford University said the advice was part of an attempt to fight discrimination and encourage equality of opportunity. Students at the university recently took part in a campaign called ‘I, too, am Oxford’, to raise awareness of unconscious racism.

At one college, Pembroke, students are advised by their representatives to report ‘macro and microaggressions’ to a welfare officer. She will then deal with the issue by ‘mediation with the other party’ or ‘through the harassment policy’.

Professor Furedi said giving advice on avoiding microaggressions happens at ‘virtually every’ university in the USA, but is fairly new to the UK. The Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Kent University urged British students to resist the trend, adding: ‘A minority of students make it their own cause. ‘But there are usually a lot of people who think it is stupid but they acquiesce to it and eventually the influence of these ideas becomes more prominent.’

An Oxford University spokesman told MailOnline: ‘The Equality and Diversity Unit works with University bodies to ensure that the University’s pursuit of excellence goes hand in hand with freedom from discrimination and equality of opportunity.

‘The newsletter is one way of advising and supporting staff towards achieving these aims.’

The row comes two months after a Cambridge college was accused of ‘cultural misrepresentation’ by students after serving ‘Jamaican stew’ and ‘Tunisian rice’.  Students argued the dishes served at Pembroke College were not authentic to countries they were described to be from, The Sunday Times reported.

The original complainant said: ‘I’m used to as a minority student being constantly invalidated when flagging up specific issues but if people feel their cultures are misrepresented they have the right to address this. Micro-aggressions are a reality of the everyday exist­ence of many people of colour.’

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AP translates Fresno shooter’s ‘Allahu Akbar’ to ‘God is great’

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Change the language all you want, AP. Doesn’t change the facts.

From Fox News: The Fresno shooting suspect accused of killing three people on Tuesday shouted “Allahu Akbar” when he was taken into custody by law enforcement, according to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer – but the Associated Press made an editorial decision to print the translation of his words from Arabic to English: “God is great.”

The Associated Press tweeted on Tuesday afternoon with their translation, despite almost all other news outlets reporting what suspect Kori Ali Muhammad actually said. Their tweet:

Fresno police say suspect in triple slaying told them he hates white people, shouted “God is great” before killings. https://t.co/rrSOzfEXaB — The Associated Press (@AP) April 18, 2017

The AP responded to Fox News’ request for comment, and said they had deleted the tweet and replaced it with a new one.

The AP acknowledged in their article that Muhammad shouted “God is great” in Arabic. The AP story reads:

Dyer has said Muhammad shouted “God is great!” in Arabic while being arrested and had posted on social media that he dislikes white people. All three victims in Tuesday’s killings were white men, and Muhammad is black.”

The AP is taking heat on Twitter from news outlets, pundits and journalists for the editorializing, with some slamming the AP for downplaying the shooter’s Islamic ties.

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Hate Crime: Black Muslim kills 4 whites in California racist shooting spree

It’s open season on whites in a thoroughly corrupted America where double standards abound.

Paul Joseph Watson reports for InfoWars that on March 23, 2017, a Facebook user named Laura posted this racist incitement to kill white women:

“White women should be hunted and killed then we won’t get white babies who think the(y) own the world!”

But Facebook sees nothing wrong with Laura’s vile comment. Responding to a complaint that Laura’s post is hate-speech, Facebook wrote:

“We reviewed the comment you reported for displaying hate speech and found it doesn’t violate our Community Standards.”

Given the prevailing climate of tolerance for anti-white racism, it shouldn’t surprise us when someone actually acts on Facebook Laura’s and others’ call to kill white people.

Yesterday, April 18, 2017, a black man named Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, did just that in Fresno, California.

In a shooting spree, Muhammad first killed a white motel security guard, 25-year-old Carl Williams, then fired 16 rounds in less than two minutes in downtown Fresno, killing three white men.

Muhammad was arrested shortly afterward. He was already wanted for killing the Motel 6 security guard from last week.

Police say Muhammad had chosen his victims at random and had set out to kill as many white people as he could.

As reported by ABC10 Sacramento:

“Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, who is black, told investigators he decided to kill white people . . . .  Chief Dyer says Muhammad, who shouted ‘God is great’ [‘Allahu Akbar’] in Arabic before the killings, told investigators he wanted to be known as someone who killed many white people . . . .”

According to NY Daily News, during his arrest, Muhammad shouted “Allahu Akbar,” but Police Chief Dyer said the shootings had “nothing to do with terrorism in spite of the statement he made. This is solely based on race.

Muhammad first walked up to a utility truck and shot and killed a 34-year-old white Pacific Gas & Electric Co. employee sitting in the passenger seat. The driver of the truck, who is Latino, sped off to the police department for help. Muhammad then shot at another person and missed. He aimed at a third, killing a 37-year-old white man on the sidewalk as he walked with a bag of groceries in a neighborhood lined with tall trees. The final victim, a 58-year-old white man, was gunned down in the parking lot of a Catholic Charities building. Chief Dyer said Muhammad had approached a vehicle in between shootings, but spared the lives of two Latino women who were in the car with a child.

Dyer said, “These individuals who were chosen today did not do anything to deserve what they got. These were unprovoked attacks by an individual that was intent on carrying out homicides today. He did that.”

At his arrest, Muhammad admitted he was the guy they were looking for. Dyer said Muhammad told officers, “I did it. I shot them.”

On what appeared to be Muhammad’s Facebook page, he repeatedly posted “#LetBlackPeopleGo,” encouraged “black warriors” to “mount up” against “white devils,” and boasted that his “kill rate increases tremendously on the other side”.

Muhammad has a criminal history in Sacramento dating back to 1997 when he was arrested for making criminal threats. He was also previously arrested for cocaine possession and distribution, domestic violence, forgery, false imprisonment and various weapons charges from 1997 to 2004, according to Sacramento County Superior Court records. The records also show that Kori Ali Muhammad had used several names and aliases, including Kori McWallace, Cory Muhammad and Corey Allen Taylor.

Muhammad faces four counts of murder and at least two additional charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

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~Eowyn

Feminists are insufferable: Huffington Post blogger suggests taking away white men’s right to vote

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Perpetual feminist Shelley

From Fox NewsA blog post published Thursday on the Huffington Post’s South African version of the site advocated stripping white men of their right to vote.

“Could It Be Time to Deny White Men the Franchise?” she asked Thursday in the title of her blog post.

“It is time to wrestle control of the world back from white males, and the first step will be a temporary restriction of the franchise to them,” according to Shelley Garland.

“If white men no longer had the vote, the progressive cause would be strengthened,” she explained. “It would not be necessary to deny white men indefinitely–the denial of the vote to white men for 20 years (just less than a generation) would go some way to seeing a decline in the influence of reactionary and neo-liberal ideology in the world.”

Garland blames white men for electing Donald Trump and voting for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

“The influence of reckless white males were one of the primary reasons that led to the Great Recession which began in 2008,” she added. “This would also strike a blow against toxic white masculinity, one that is long needed.”

Click for more from the Washington Free Beacon.

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Fake white hate-crime: Surveillance camera catches black man in ‘white racist’ arson of family market

On April 7, 2017, someone set fire to Central Market on Albemarle in Charlotte, North Carolina, and left a note, signed “White America,” threatening the store owner, a refugee originally from Bhutan.

But surveillance video shows that the “white racist” Trump-supporter turns out to be a black man.

Alex Shabad reports for WCNC.com, April 7, 2017, that the letter references President Trump, then goes on to threaten the store owner, Kamal Dhimal, with torture if he doesn’t “go back where he came from”:

“Business owner

Our newly elected president Donald Trump is our nation builder for white America. You all know that, we want our country back on the right track. We need to get rid of Muslims, Indians and all immigrants. Specially (sic), we don’t want business run by refugees and immigrant any more (sic).

We are ready to wake up some of our great state including North Carolina and we will take care of the country. Immigrants and refugee are taking our job, doing our business and leaving us standard (sic). So, you are not allowed to do business any more (sic).

We know you are one and many of other immigrant doing business here. This is our warning. Leave the business and go back where you came from.

If you don’t follow this warning then we are not responsible for the torture starting now.

God Bless America… … … …White America”

Although the arsonist’s letter was signed “White America,” police say the suspect is a black man who threw a brick through Central Market’s door, entered the store, and set the door on fire, inflicting more than $1,000 in damages.

CMPD says surveillance video of the incident shows a black male suspect, who is approximately 5-foot-8, around 200 pounds, has a short afro and goatee, and was wearing a gray hoodie under a black coat with light jeans and black shoes.

Meanwhile, Dhimal says he doesn’t know if he’ll reopen the store: “I’m here in this country to feel more secure, more safe, and more security, but yesterday I feel the same thing I have in my back home. I’m very sorry to say that.”

The FBI is also getting involved in the investigation. Detectives ask anyone with additional information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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~Eowyn

Black woman attacks man with hammer: ‘I’m sick of fancy white people!’

On the morning of April 1, 2017, at an Exxon gas station off Interstate 95 in Central Virginia, a black woman named Angela Jones, 26, attacked a white customer and his boat and Porsche with a hammer, screaming “I’m sick of fancy white people!”.

The incident is being investigated for a possible hate crime, according to Caroline County Sheriff Tony Lippa.

As reported by Scott White and Laura French for CBS 6, the victim Bob, who asked his last name not be published, and his wife had stopped at the gas station while driving back home in their Porsche SUV from Florida to Massachusetts, hauling a boat.

Bob said that while he was pumping gas, a woman started screaming at him:

“This lady was a couple pumps over and talking to me and yelling at somebody about having a message for her. I had no idea what she was talking about. I was coming around the side of the car and next thing I know a car blocks me in. She comes out of her car, gets in my face and yelling at me about some sort of message I got for her.”

Bob said he tried to ignore her, but she threatened to put a hole in his “fancy boat” and grabbed a hammer.

Sheriff Lippa said Jones “actually took a hammer and she hit his vehicle and the boat. She actually clawed him. He took her down to the ground to prevent her from doing any more damage.”

Bob said, “I let her go and she grabbed the hammer again and hit the boat again. [The hammer] broke. That’s when she figured out she better get out of there because she didn’t have a weapon anymore.”

Bob’s wife, who had been in the gas station bathroom during the attack, returned to find her bloodied husband.

Bob and his wife said that during the attack, Jones said she was “sick of fancy white people.” Sheriff Lippa said “According to the victim, there were racial slurs that were yelled at [Bob’s wife] before [Jones] spit at her and that’s what we’re looking into as far as it being a hate crime.”

Bob said, “I have no idea why she started going after us, but I guess she thought we were some rich people.”

While Bob and the woman were struggling with each other, a witness snapped a photo of the woman’s vehicle. Investigators used that photo and surveillance footage from the Exxon station to identify the assailant as Angela M. Jones, 26, of Newark, New Jersey.

Four days later, on April 5, 2017, CBS 6 reports that Angela Jones was arrested on charges of malicious wounding, assault, and destruction of property.

H/t FOTM‘s Anon

~Eowyn

March for Science Organizers Don’t Want Bill Nye as Leader Because He’s a ‘White Male’

Bill Nye: Not a real scientist yet indeed too white.

Never mind that Nye isn’t a real scientist. It’s the color of his skin that makes him unqualified to speak.

From HeatStreet: The March for Science is having a tough time deciding whether the march should focus on “diversity and inclusion” or health and climate policy.

They were supposed to have gotten their internal issues under control, but this fight broke out over whether Bill Nye the Science Guy, the former children’s television host who considers himself the leader of the “pro-science movement” should lead the protest. The problem? Nye is a “white male.”

Nye, who is not, in fact, a scientist, except on television (he’s an engineer by trade), was slated to be the March’s chair, and an announcement was made last week. But organizers quickly panicked that having Nye at the forefront of the event meant they might be substantiating the idea that scientists are only old white men.

Again, Nye actually isn’t a scientist, but whatever.

“I love Bill Nye,” said Stephani Page, a member of the March’s board, who was critical of what she considered the March’s lack of diversity. “But I do feel comfortable saying to you what I said to the steering committee: He is a white male, and in that way he does represent the status quo of science, of what it is to be a scientist.”

To round out the March’s public face, then, the people in charge were forced to add two women of color as Nye’s co-chairs, “to put up a picture of science that did not just fit the white male image.”

For his part, Nye just seemed sort of confused about the whole thing, telling BuzzFeed, “I was born a dorky white guy who became an engineer. I’m playing the hand I was dealt. We can’t—this march can’t solve every problem all at once.”

Organizers insist that “intersectionality” and “diversity” must be part of the march because science seeks to “improve communities” and one way to do that is to advocate for the marginalized and oppressed.

Read the rest of the story here.

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