This Hijabi Uber Driver Just Went Viral for the Wrong Reason

Sonia Martinez of Denver, CO has taken the public by storm after reporting yet another case of racial discrimination. As part of the Facebook group “Uber’s Woman Driving Network”, Martinez was attacked by Rene Hunter, another alleged Uber client, concerning her identity as a Muslim Driver for Uber. Her post containing racist sentiments has gone viral, spreading across Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Reditt, and many other forums. Here, she shares her thoughts concerning the recent incident.

 

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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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50 years after King, hidden racism lives on

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed out loud of an end to racism. Fifty years since, it’s still here, though arguably more relegated to the private sphere than it was in King’s day.

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There are five articles at this link.

Here’s a quote from ‘You love who you love’

“Do you intend to marry him?” he questioned her. “Yes, sir,” she said. “Do you intend to have children with him?” he went on. She nodded. “Do you know what they would be?” he asked. “Mixed?” she asked. “Yes, and unloved and unaccepted,” he replied back. Martin, angered, said in response, “I will love them.”

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Building a New Racial Justice Movement – COLORLINES

Creating a multiracial movement for justice requires more than slapping the word “new” in front of “civil rights movement.”

“…in the main, we don’t want to talk about race, much less about racism. Our societal silence makes room for inventive new forms of discrimination, while it blocks our efforts to change rules that disadvantage people of color. Unless we say what we mean, we cannot redefine how racism works or drive the debate toward equity.”

by Rinku Sen

Community Village‘s insight:

In this article Rinku covers:

  • The Need for Plain Speech
  • Justice and Rights Aren’t the Same
  • Going Multiracial

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California Newsreel – TULIA, TEXAS

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“Through its scrupulous investigation of a landmark case, Tulia, Texas uncovers the deep-rooted assumptions about race and crime that still permeate our society and undermines our justice system. The film convincingly shows how the ‘war on drugs’ has become a war on due process, waged against African Americans. Today America has the largest prison population in the world”
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