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The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Charles Barkley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Charles Barkley. Show all posts

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Conservatism Is, Like It Or Not, Fueling White Nationalism

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You may or may not fact, you probably do not know and probably do not care that Charles Barkley (known GOP supporter and former Pro basketball player) sat with White supremacist Richard Spencer for a discussion of Spencer's mission in advancing white supremacy.  Regardless of your awareness or concerns about the interaction and the interviews role in exploring growing American bigotry and racism, we perservere. We have posted a four-minute version of the interaction.

Barkley/Spencer 4:45 minutes

Now for a quick run through an ugly path of how overt racism looks.

This one is eight full minutes of utterance racism with an over the top layer of White privilege..and yes the man is a "Deplorable."

The Chicago Starbucks Racist.

Charleston, South Carolina
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New York City
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The Southern Poverty Law Center
2016 piece

And, since Trump ascended across the political landscape, would you expect an increase in white nationalism?  A piece in The Nation calls it as it exists.

Another shade of US racism, bigotry......


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We are not saying all conservatives are racist; we are comfortable with all racists are conservates.

When we elect people who fail to work towards a tolerant and healthy society we leave ourselves open for lessons of the past.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Growing US White Supremacy

We recognize US racism is a topic many of our readers avoid reading or read reluctantly but life in America is changing and many are practicing an avoidance demeanor which will bring us back to our past (internationally).

We persevere! 

It is a fact there were many many across the span of humankind who may have taken the position of: "Sssshhh, if we draw attention, they will turn on us."
 David Himbara former Rwandan head of state 
"When they came for Umuhoza Ingabire, I did not speak out; I was not a Hutu." 
Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. 
Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist. 
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—  
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—  
Because I was not a Jew. 
—and there was no one left to speak for me.
And, life has a tendency to repeat itself, if we allow such.

The Independent UK
Well known white supremacist and Charles Barkley's choice to interact with one of the nation's most overt white supremacists.

Short version.

More: the full interaction.

Since the video was the central impetus for this blog post, we will move to end with a few newsworthy items.

Google Chrome extension replaces 'alt-right' with 'white supremacy' HUFFPO Google Chrome via @blackvoices

Donald Trump has unleashed a white crime wave — via @slate via @bi_contributors

It also seeps into the national psyche and, yes it is growing like a field of weeds. 

In closing, we published this piece on yesterday. link.