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James Watney Wilson - Portrait of John Hanning Speke. Royal Geographical Society
James Watney Wilson (fl. 1871-1884), Portrait of John Hanning Speke (1827-1864). Royal Geographical Society, London.
Penny  Dreadful  Africa  Colonialism  Whites  Bears 
5 days ago by dbourn
Nelly, aka Elli Seraidari
Greeks as White

At some point she was referred to as "the Greek Leni Riefenstahl" because of her collaboration with the 4th of August Regime (1936-1941), of which she was one of its most prolific photographers. In 1936, she photographed the Berlin Olympic Games, where she met Leni Riefenstahl, and accompanied her to Olympia and assisted her during the filming of "Triumph of the Will" (Triumph des Willens),[citation needed] ordered and funded by the Nazi party. In 1939, she was commissioned with the decoration of the interior of the Greek pavilion at the New York's World Fair, which she did with gigantic collages expressing in an extremely selective manner the physical similarities between ancient and modern Greeks.

As a Greek of the Diaspora, Nelly's view of Greece was nothing less than "idyllic", which matched the propaganda aims of the proto-fascist regime, led by General Ioannis Metaxas. In fact, her work helped illustrate the ideologeme of the racial continuity of the Greeks since Antiquity, which was at the core of Metaxas' agenda (the so-called "Third Hellenic Civilization" mostly, if not entirely fashioned after Nazi Germany's Third Reich).
Racism  Arts  Photography  Whites  Racial  Formation 
5 days ago by dbourn
Say Goodbye to Your Happy Plantation Narrative
Cheyney McKnight. There are dozens of historical sites dedicated to pre-Reconstruction America, and over a hundred Civil War re-enactments happen every year across the country. But of the thousands of people who work as interpreters or participate in re-enactments, only a tiny fraction are black. “At historic sites that have histories of slavery, those histories are often not present, or it’s some little barn tucked in a corner that you’d miss if you aren’t looking for it,” said Elon Cook-Lee, a public historian and museum activist who has collaborated with McKnight. “There should be enslaved people there, because there was a black enslaved population, but since you have no black interpreters, you’re erasing history.”
Over the last ten years, McKnight has built a career as a living historian who embodies black lives, rather than just black trauma, in her interpretations of slavery. She does not portray specific people (“I’m not an actor,” she said), preferring to inhabit a generalized role while speaking from a contemporary viewpoint. “I want to change the way people see the story of slavery,” she said, “so that when people think of slavery and women, they think of me, not Aunt Jemima or Mammy.”
Slavery  Whites  Blacks  Public  History  Cheyney  McKnight 
15 days ago by dbourn
Teoria del complotto sul piano Kalergi
La teoria del complotto sul piano Kalergi è l'insieme dell'esposizione di fatti e circostanze tese a convalidare l'esistenza di un presunto progetto (chiamato piano Kalergi) d'incentivazione dell'immigrazione africana e asiatica in Europa al fine di rimpiazzarne le popolazioni. Prende il nome dal filosofo austriaco Richard Nikolaus di Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894-1972), paneuropeista storico, cui viene attribuita la paternità di tale piano, soprattutto da ambienti nazionalisti di estrema destra e antiglobalisti ma anche leghisti e separatisti.
Black  Europe  Whites  Conspiracy  Theories  Racism  Kalergi  Italian 
20 days ago by dbourn
White History Month proposal
1 Cherokee Trail of Tears
2 Japanese American internment
3 Philippine-American War
4 Jim Crow
5 The genocide of Native Americans
6 Transatlantic slave trade
7 The Middle Passage
8 The history of White American racism
9 Black Codes
10 Slave patrols
11 Ku Klux Klan
12 The War on Drugs
13 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
14 How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
15 How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
16 White anti-racism
17 The Southern strategy
18 The rape of enslaved women
19 Madison Grant
20 The Indian Wars
21 Human zoos
22 The colonization of aboriginals in australia
23 White flight
24 Redlining
25 Proposition 14
26 Homestead Act
27 Tulsa Riots
28 Rosewood massacre
29 Tuskegee Experiment
30 Lynching
31 Hollywood stereotypes
32 Indian Appropriations Acts
33 Immigration Act of 1924
34 Sundown towns
35 Chinese Exclusion Act
36 Emmett Till
37 Vincent Chin
38 Islamophobia
39 Indian boarding schools
40 King Philip’s War
41 Bacon’s Rebellion
42 American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
43 History of the gun
44 History of the police
45 History of prisons
46 History of white suburbia
47 Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
48 George Wallace Governor of Alabama
49 Cointelpro
50 Real estate steering
51 School tracking
52 Mass incarceration of black men
53 Boston school busing riots
54 chopping off indigenous women´s breasts off of leisure during the genocide
55 slamming indigenous children against huge rocks during the genocide
56 spaniards dividing into groups the indigenous women each white settler was gonna own and rape during the american genocide
57 In the catholic missions nailing native americans on crosses to represent the 12 disciples
58 and this: (I recommend the book The American Holocaust)
59. The Unangan evacuation and internment during World War II
60. Dropping an Atomic Bomb on Japan even though the military knew that Japan was beaten and was near surrender.
61. The government assassination of Martin Luther King Jr
62. White america’s support of Apartheid
63. Nazism
64. Skinheads
65. Various lies attempting to paint Ancient Egyptians as white Europeans
66. “Modifying” authentic Egyptian artworks that demonstrate Black characteristics so they instead made it seem that Egyptians were white
67. Raping of Native American women and girls
68. The murder of Taíno Natives on the island of Ayiti (which we now call Haiti)
69. White racism ingrained in GI Bill, New Deal, Social Security Act and more
70. Second class badge (The History of Racism within Police Departments)
71. The ordering by the PBA to have cops terrorize NYC’s black and Puerto Rican communities
72. The destruction of Black Wall Street
73. The destruction of at least 10 other thriving Black communities
74. The History of Serial Killers (aka white males on murderous rampages)
75. White corporate sweatshop (Nike, Adidas)
76. Human trafficking
77. High rate of child molestation and rape among white communities
78. Forced sterilization of Blacks and Native women
79. Racist indoctrination of Black women through the media (ex: convincing Black women that unless they straightened their hair, they would not be considered beautiful, hired for jobs, make a living and etc)
80. “Last Hired, First Fired” racist hiring practices
81. Creation of various racial slurs
82. Poisoning of the environment through illegal disposal of toxins
83. Whitewashing in Hollywood
84. Using National Guard to barricade black folk in a literally burning neighborhood during Watts Rebellion (portrayed as Watts Riots)
85. Mass cultural appropriation by white-owned and white-market brands for profit of Navajo, African-American, Hindi, etc. traditions
Whites  History 
21 days ago by dbourn
When Portland banned blacks: Oregon’s shameful history as an ‘all-white’ state
Oregon Country’s provisional government, which was led by Peter Burnett, a former slaver holder who came west from Missouri by wagon train, passed the law in 1844 — 15 years before Oregon became a state. The law allowed slave holders to keep their slaves for a maximum of three years. After the grace period, all black people — those considered freed or enslaved — were required to leave Oregon Country. Black women were given three years to get out; black men were required to leave in two.

The law became known as the “Peter Burnett Lash Law.” Burnett, who also opposed Chinese migration to Oregon Country, would later become the first American governor of California.

In 1848, the territorial government passed a law making it illegal for any “Negro or Mullatto” to live in Oregon Country. In 1850, under the Oregon Donation Land Act, “whites and half breed Indians” were granted 650 acres of land from the government. But any other person of color was excluded from claiming land in Oregon. In 1857, as Oregon sought to become a state, it wrote the exclusion of blacks into its constitution. Oregon was one of just six states that refused to ratify the 15th Amendment, which gave black men the right to vote.

Oregon did not ratify the 15th amendment until 1959 — one hundred years after the state joined the Union.
Oregon  Whites  Racism  History  Peter  Burnett  CA  OR 
4 weeks ago by dbourn
Does this year’s election show that Italy is racist?
“I wouldn’t say that Italy is a racist country,” says Antonella Napolitano, communications manager for Civil Liberties in the Digital Age, an organisation responsible for resources like the website OpenMigration.
At the peak of the refugee crisis in 2015, a million people arrived in Europe, a continent of over 700 million. Compared to Lebanon, whose population of four million absorbed 1.5 million arrivals, this starts to look like small fry. And while studies have shown that Italians think up to 30 percent of the population is foreign, the true figure is only around eight percent.

OpenMigration was born in part to combat the hyperbole, as a source of hard facts and accurate data concerning immigration in an era of fake news.

Yet while the scale of immigration is not as large as many think, Italy is clearly experiencing a historic demographic transition. This is the first time in Italian history that residency has been so sought after—until recently, it was a country of emigration.
Italy  Politica  2018  Elections  Whites  Immigration  Refugees  Immigrants 
6 weeks ago by dbourn
Tunde Wey's social experiment, Saartj, is a New Orleans eatery
If they’re a person of color, they pay $12. If they’re white, he’ll tell them they can either pay $12, or they can pay $30 — two and a half times the base price, which reflects the wealth disparity in New Orleans. He tells them the profits will be redistributed to people of color, but not as charity — just to any minority customers of his who want it, regardless of their income or circumstance. White customers had to make that choice in front of Wey.
In 2016, he traveled across the country hosting a dinner series he called “Blackness in America.” He would cook a Nigerian feast for his guests and engage them in conversation about some of the most pervasive problems facing our country, such as racism, sexism and police brutality. Black guests found these discussions cathartic, while many white guests found them uncomfortable. “White folks or privileged folks are quick to try to find a solution, or ask for a solution, as opposed to sitting in the discomfort.”
“If I created the framework where I outline a problem that is indisputable, and I position you as an antagonist, and I give you a way to solve the problem tidily and be the hero — in the moment, anything other than the $30 choice becomes antisocial behavior,” he said. Social pressure also explained why the handful of white people who decided to pay the $12 did so with apologies, trying to justify their choice. “That explained to me why the folks who refused to pay the $30 were equivocating, because they understood that they were participating in antisocial behavior.”
The consequences of racial wealth disparity were perfectly illustrated, he said, by two men who came to buy lunch one day, one right after another. The first man, who was black, was from a rougher neighborhood, but had gone to a well-to-do high school one neighborhood over. He told Wey about how he was a good student and got into a prestigious university, along with his classmates who didn’t have grades as good as his. Other students’ parents paid for them to attend the university, but “he only got half-funded, so he had to go to a less prestigious school, which impacted him and the generation of folks to come after him,” said Wey. Next in line was a white man who gladly paid the $30. When Wey talked to that man about his education, he said that he had gone to a prestigious school because his father gave him a loan, and that he had the well-paying job he has now because of that university.
Though Wey’s lunch counter is only temporary, he says that people who want to use food to address racial wealth disparity can do so by patronizing minority-owned restaurants, because minority businesses are more likely to hire other minorities.
“It takes more than that to change things. We also have to change things on a policy level,” he said. But “It’s a good place to start, for sure.”
Tunde  Wey  NOLA  Racism  Wealth  Inequality  Saartj  LA  Whites 
6 weeks ago by dbourn
Insulta un uomo di colore in pubblico: le reazioni dei passanti [Esperimento Sociale]
Ugo Capolupo e Antonio Cinque interpretano due razzisti che insultano violentemente un ragazzo di colore (Amin Nour) che se ne sta per i fatti suoi per le strade di Roma.

La provocazione messa in piedi dall’autore denuncia una crescente aggressività e intolleranza degli italiani verso gli immigrati e verso chi ha la pelle di un altro colore.

Il tentativo è quello di studiare il fenomeno dell'odio razziale, analizzando analogie con il modo di pensare e agire nel nostro recente passato, epoca in cui in alcuni paesi europei (tra questi l’Italia) esistevano leggi razziali per diversità di colore della pelle, etnia o pensiero religioso, leggi che hanno condotto alla persecuzione e lo sterminio di milioni di persone.

Infine l’invito dell’autore (attraverso una citazione di Primo Levi) è quello di guardare il passato per scongiurare un presente fatto di medesimi errori.
Italy  Italian  Racism  Roma  Whites 
11 weeks ago by dbourn
Il caso Fontana e il neorazzismo all'italiana
Per non andare troppo indietro nel tempo, si può citare l’anno 2013 che ha visto – come ho già scritto altrove[2] – uno sconcertante ritorno della “razza”, evocata da topoi simili a quelli che potevano trovarsi nelle pubblicazioni popolari al servizio della propaganda fascista: anzitutto il motivo ricorrente che assimila i “negri” a scimmie, col tipico corollario di banane.
Italy  Italian  Fontana  Racism  Racial  Formation  Whites 
12 weeks ago by dbourn
Che cos’è – o sarebbe – il “Piano Kalergi”
Nei circoli dell’estrema destra europea e italiana circola da qualche tempo una spiegazione complottista della crisi dei migranti. Secondo questa tesi, completamente infondata, l’arrivo di centinaia di migliaia di persone in Europa sarebbe parte di un piano segreto architettato dalle élite politiche ed economiche del continente per importare milioni di potenziali lavoratori a basso costo, mischiarli con le “razze europee” e creare così un meticciato debole e facilmente manipolabile. A ideare questo piano sarebbe stato un eccentrico filosofo aristocratico austro-giapponese del primo Novecento: Richard Nikolaus Eijiro. Più di dieci anni fa uno scrittore complottista e negazionista ne usò il titolo nobiliare (conte di Coudenhove-Kalergi) per battezzare il complotto che prevederebbe la sostituzione etnica dei bianchi europei. Nacque così il “Piano Kalergi”.
Italy  Italian  Whites  Racism  Racial  Formation  Eugenics  Piano  Kalergi  Refugees  Immigrants  Immigration 
january 2018 by dbourn
Aggressioni neofasciste, arriva la mappa interattiva per monitorarle sul territorio
Prima mappa interattiva delle aggressioni fasciste, realizzata dal collettivo antifascista bolognese Infoantifa Ecn, attivo dagli anni Novanta.

"La mappa è uno strumento che abbiamo approntato e che vogliamo mettere a disposizione di chiunque voglia fare una segnalazione: è chiaro che, essendo noi un collettivo, non possiamo essere sull'intero territorio italiano, così abbiamo pensato che creare uno strumento accessibile a tutti potesse essere il modo migliore per raccontare un fenomeno - quello del fascismo violento - che oggi è ancora molto presente".
Infoantifa  Ecn  Racism  Italy  Italian  Whites 
january 2018 by dbourn
Italy election: 'White race' remark sparks row
The description by Attilio Fontana, a prominent candidate from the right-wing Northern League, of ethnic Italians as an apparently endangered "white race" has provoked headlines and condemnation. To some, his comments bring back unwelcome memories of the country's fascist past under Benito Mussolini.

"How is it possible in 2018 to have to explain that there is not a white race to defend - 80 years on from the promulgation of [the Mussolini era's] racial laws?" tweeted Ruth Dureghello, the president of the Rome Jewish Community.

Politicians and activists have called on Mr Fontana to withdraw as candidate for governor of Lombardy. His party rejects the call.

"Forget about it," said the Northern League's leader, Matteo Salvini.

The party has a history of tough, and occasionally deeply offensive rhetoric against migrants or non-white Italians. In 2013, one of its senators, Roberto Calderoli, described Italy's first black minister, Cecile Kyenge, as an orangutan.
Attilio  Fontana  Whites  Racial  Formation  Italy  Italian  Racism 
january 2018 by dbourn
Il genetista Barbujani: «Che razza di politici»
Fatto sta che il concetto di razza applicato alla specie umana continua a resistere e ad essere espresso più o meno manifestamente dentro e fuori dal Parlamento nonostante sia stato superato dalla storia e smentito dall’evidenza scientifica. Come mai? Per provare a dare una risposta abbiamo girato il quesito a Guido Barbujani. Docente di genetica all’Università di Ferrara, Barbujani si occupa delle origini e dell’evoluzione della popolazione umana e ha pubblicato numerosi saggi fra cui L’invenzione delle razze (Bompiani 2006), Europei senza se e senza ma (Bompiani 2008), Lascia stare i santi (Einaudi 2014) e Contro il razzismo (Einaudi, 2016).

«Bisogna per prima cosa stare attenti a non fare confusione» dice a Left. «La parola razza ha tantissimi significati. Ne ha troppi. Tutti ricordiamo la famosa frase pronunciata da Einstein quando dovette compilare il modulo di ingresso negli Usa. Alla domanda “di che razza sei?”, lui rispose “razza umana”. Dietro questa parola ci sono 7mld di persone. Ma c’è chi parla di razza nera, bianca, gialla, come sottoinsiemi di questi 7mld. E quando qualcuno qui da noi parla di “razza piave” o di “razza padana” si riferisce a un sottoinsieme ancora più piccolo». “Razza” può avere una valenza positiva o negativa, prosegue Barbujani: «”Attaccante di razza” vuol dire che è un vero bomber ma “razza di idiota” non è un gran complimento. Questa vaghezza del termine ci condanna spesso a discussioni inconcludenti. Se le persone che discutono usano la stessa parola per indicare oggetti differenti, difficilmente potranno intendersi».
Barbujani  Racial  Formation  Whites  Italy  Italian  Racism 
january 2018 by dbourn
Razzismo in Lombardia
Attilio Fontana, candidato leghista del centrodestra per la presidenza della Regione Lombardia, si lancia in dichiarazioni simili:

"Dobbiamo decidere se la nostra etnia, se la nostra razza bianca, se la nostra società deve continuare a esistere o se la nostra società dev’essere cancellata."

Nel frattempo - secondo i dati diffusi da Pornhub - il maschio medio in Lombardia cerca la categoria ebony molto più che nel resto d'Italia, insomma la "razza bianca" non va molto bene tra le lenzuola e nella cronologia delle ricerche su internet.
Lombardy  Whites  Racism  Italy  Italian  Attilio  Fontana 
january 2018 by dbourn

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