Aotearoa Against MuslimBan condemns the racist and Islamophobic immigration bans ordered by the US President Trump. A protest rally has been organised for the 7th of February, 6pm at Aotea Square in solidarity with those affected by President Trump’s executive orders to implement a 90 day ban on people from seven Muslim majority countries and 120 day ban on all refugees, with an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees. More than 2000 are expected to attend the rally at Aotea Sq.
“These border policies are racist, Islamophobic and unacceptable. They continue a pattern of white supremacist immigration exclusion in colonial settler countries like the United States. Bill English refusing to call it for what it is - racist - is a dangerously weak response and doesn’t represent the people of Aotearoa” says Mehwish, one of the organisers of the “No Ban, No Wall” protest. (more…)
At least 2,000 educators around the country reported racist slurs and other derogatory language leveled against white students in the first days after Donald Trump was elected president. But the group that surveyed the teachers didn’t publish the results in its report on Trump-related “hate crimes.” (more…)
An elite Manhattan school is teaching white students as young as 6 that they’re born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from “white privilege,” while heaping praise and cupcakes on their black peers.
Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it’s a novel approach to fighting discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren’t buying it.
They complain the K-8 school of 430 kids is separating whites in classes where they’re made to feel awful about their “whiteness,” and all the “kids of color” in other rooms where they’re taught to feel proud about their race and are rewarded with treats and other privileges.
“Ever since Ferguson, the school has been increasing anti-white propaganda in its curriculum,” said a parent who requested anonymity because he has children currently enrolled in the school. (more…)
It’s spring. That season when flowers bloom, couples fall in love and left-wingers denounce national parks as racist.
It turns out that 71 to 73 percent of “Americans who participated in outdoor activities are white”. And so Alcee Hastings, an impeached judge and current member of Congress, along with Raul Grijalva and a coalition of organizational crybullies such as the Hispanic Access Foundation is demanding that national parks be made more “inclusive”.
How do you make a bunch of trees more “inclusive”? According to their report, trees are racist.
“African-Americans have felt unwelcome and even fearful in federal parklands during our nation’s history because of the horrors of lynching”.
What do national parks have to do with lynchings? They both have trees. Trees were used to lynch people. Trees are therefore racist. We must make national parks more inclusive by getting rid of all the trees.
Tayyaba Khan is the CEO of the ChangeMakers Refugee Forum in Wellington and has helped many families settle in New Zealand.
Her colleagues can support families to find a new home, but she says Government must be invested for the long haul.
“Some refugees have a really rough time in New Zealand. The government support is adequate, but it’s very short term and focused only on the most basic needs like housing.
“Meeting the needs of families over the long term is more complex and goes well beyond the support structures government have in place now. Adjusting to cultural norms, learning the language, finding meaningful jobs and becoming part of the community are processes that can take years.
“We encounter a lot of racism from landlords and estate agents here in Wellington.
“There have been dozens of times when we booked appointments for a family to see a rental, but when they arrived in traditional clothing or headscarves, amazingly the apartment has ‘just been rented’.
“It’s happened far too many times to be a coincidence.
“There is deeply entrenched racism and discrimination in New Zealand that we encounter on a regular basis. It’s never blatant enough to call out, but it’s ever-present and deeply disturbing.
Is the Chinese version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster racist?
The poster for the seventh film of the Star Wars saga in China is slightly different from the original one as black characters have been dwarfed in size and even erased, leading to controversy and accusations of racism.
In the Chinese version of the poster, actor John Boyega, one of the protagonists in The Force Awakens, appears marginalised and significantly smaller in size compared to the original.
Meanwhile, another black actor Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Maz Kanata, has been completely removed from the Chinese poster.
Moreover, Chewbacca and the Hispanic actor Oscar Isaac are also missing, all of which have led to severe criticism among Star Wars fans, both in China and abroad, especially on social networking sites.
“So Chinese don’t like black people and furry things? Don’t know whether to laugh or cry,” an internet user under the name “Jay” wrote on Twitter, while Chinese fans claimed their country is not racist.
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