Walter Plecker

Walter Plecker (1861-1947), a White American eugenicist, was the mastermind of the state of Virginia’s Act to Preserve Racial Integrity (1924). The law was an instrument of Jim Crow and did considerable damage to Native American tribes. It led to Loving v Virginia (1967), which made mixed-race marriages legal across the US.

 

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Introducing KQED’s ‘So Well Spoken’: Let’s Improve How We Talk About Race

KQED is kicking off a series on how we talk about race. Share your own stories with ‘So Well Spoken.’

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Interracial Couples Share The Insults They’ve Experienced In Insightful Photo Series

Interracial dating shouldn’t be taboo, but some people who date outside their race aresometimes ostracized.
Donna Pinckley told The Huffington Post that she is standing up for these couples with her photo series titled “Sticks and Stones.” The Arkansas-based photography professor began the project in May 2014.

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I think they’re cute.

 

HT @Charles Franklin@TheCharlesiWas

Race, love, hate, and me: A distinctly American story

Over the past 72 hours I have been attacked with lies by the conservative media, lies that have been picked up by the traditional media and spread further. I have kept silent at the advice of friends and mentors, but I will do so no longer.

 

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Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home First Day of School For Having Long Hair – UPDATE

Navajo Kindergartner with long hair ponytail sent home (2014), School still forbids long hair and ponytails on boys in 2015-2016

 

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I did more research after Amanda Blackhorse @blackhorse_a asked “Does anyone know where this school is?”

 

What I found was shocking.

Why Racial Justice Work Needs to Address Settler Colonialism and Native Rights

How can we include settler colonialism in our work – especially as it relates to racism against non-Native people of color? It’s complicated, but this article’s got some crucial answers.

 

  1. Understand Racism and Settler Colonialism as Connected Forms of Oppression
  2. Examine How Settler Colonialism Creates Tensions Between Anti-Racism Work and Decolonization
  3. Learn That If You’re on US Land, You’re Complicit in Settler Colonialism

 

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  1. Rethinking My Own History of Migration (And My Relationships with Land and Space)
  2. Learning Ways to Stand in Solidarity with Pacific Islanders
  3. Working on Crossing My Privilege Line

 

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Marissa Johnson

Marissa Janae Johnson (1991?- ), a Black American civil rights leader, is a founder of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) chapter in Seattle. She is best known nationally for stopping Bernie Sanders from giving a speech in Seattle on August 8th 2015.


Bernie Sanders
 is the most “progressive” (liberal or left-leaning) of those running for US president. He is a White senator from the second Whitest state in the nation. As Johnson rightly notes, he is a class reductionist, making policies that address issues of class in place of race.


Sanders had been interrupted by BLM protesters before
. On July 18th at aNetroots Nation gathering in Arizona, they challenged him and fellow presidential candidate Martin O’Malley to make public their policies on structural racism. O’Malley did that a few days later. Sanders did not.

 

 

She now sees it as her duty to make people uncomfortable about living in a racist society.

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John Leguizamo Says High School History Makes Latinos Feel ‘Invisible’

Latino contributions to U.S. history remain largely absent from high school history books, and John Leguizamo is doing something about it. The 51-year-old actor and comedian sat down with HuffPost Live’s

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Issa Rae

by Abagond

 

Issa Rae Diop (1985- ), better known as Issa Rae, is a Black American television producer, writer and director. She is best known for “Awkward Black Girl” (2011), which went viral on YouTube a few years back. She is now working on the television show “Insecure” for HBO, still in development. The main character is loosely based on her.

 

 

At White private schools she stood out because she was Black. At Black and Latino public schools she was mocked for acting too “White”.

 

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