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Catapult | What It’s Like to Travel When You Have a “Bad” Passport | Anne Moraa
"I am a Kenyan, an African, someone from the ‘global south.’ It is my job to prove I deserve to travel. It doesn’t matter how talented or smart or wealthy I or others like me are; we need a good passport."
anne_moraa  catapult.co  writing  essay  kenya  passport  immigration  visa  travel  slovenia  discrimination  country  2019  2010s 
may 2019 by cluebucket
The 14 Worst Corporate Evildoers | International Labor Rights Forum
from 2005:
- Caterpillar
- Chevron
- Coca-Cola
- Dow Chemical
- DynCorp
- Ford
- KBR (Kellogg, Brown and Root): A Subsidiary of Halliburton Corporation
- Lockheed Martin
- Monsanto
- Nestle USA
- Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris International (a.k.a. The Altria Group Inc.)
- Pfizer
- Suez-Lyonnaise Des Eaux (SLDE)
- Wal-Mart
ilrf  list  company  history  corporation  bad  labor  rights  2000s  construction  oil  abuse  discrimination  coca-cola  dow  agent_orange  chemical  security  military  money  war  agriculture  children  tobacco  pharmaceutical  water  crime  violence  oppression 
december 2017 by cluebucket
What “Things Going Wrong” Can Look Like – Medium
"I'm reading this as '1933 playbook continues on schedule, pace slightly higher than last time: something between maybe 1.2x and 2x, but without the possibility of a major land war to show up on the horizon.'" (apart from climate-related disaster movements?)
medium.com  yonatan_zunger  prediction  2017  2010s  donald_trump  steve_bannon  government  society  censorship  discrimination  crime  hate  future  1930s  islam  latinx  immigration  blm  black  america  jewish  organization 
january 2017 by cluebucket
That's just how you negotiate with a Nazi. Ask your grandfather. | MetaFilter #6887028
"Maybe part of the problem here is that at some point we conceded that valuing someone's life, health, and security of person based on their race, gender or sexual identity is something you're even allowed to have an opinion about."
dry_white_toast  metafilter  comment  nazi  discrimination  bigotry  hate  power  debate  america  truth  freedom  2017  2010s  life  fight  attack  metafilter.com 
january 2017 by cluebucket
The Slants: Fighting For The Right To Rock A Racial Slur : Code Switch : NPR
this case is kinda mind-boggling -- would be very provocative if we didn't already know America understands *fuck all* about azn experience

not sure how the Redskins ties into it as are there any native people playing for or owning the team? hmmm

Amicus podcast has a good interview with Tam...
npr  slants  slang  slur  legal  scotus  discrimination  patent  racism  asian-american  2000s  2010s  2017  lee_v_tam  simon_tam  advocacy  power  rights  band  name 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Respecfully agree to disagree - disagreement respect opinion | Ask MetaFilter
"Very few people hold fixed opinions about things that matter deeply to them. Instead the[y] hold nuanced and thoughtful interests."
salishea  ask.metafilter  advice  tip  argument  communication  canada  aboriginal  respect  land  politics  1990s  british_columbia  government  utah_phillips  cowboy  discrimination  opinion  metafilter.com 
november 2016 by cluebucket
ACLU of Maryland (ACLU-MD) - ONE YEAR AFTER THE UPRISING FOR FREDDIE GRAY AND FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
"There are many truths related to that day. ...[I]n a clear sign of racially biased policing, every single unarmed person who died in 2015 in Maryland was Black. Yet, state law enforcement agencies aggressively opposed having to report deaths in police custody."
aclu  aclu-md.org  maryland  rights  freddie_gray  2015  2016  2010s  police  police_brutality  racism  black  transparency  government  death  killing  crime  organization  justice  prison  larry_hogan  fight  discrimination  power  fraternal_order_police  injustice 
may 2016 by cluebucket
The Problem We All Live With | This American Life
1619 = arrival of black people in US as slaves
300+ years pass...
1971 - 1988 (peak) = integration efforts in US schools
1988 ~ = resegregation?
nikole_hannah-jones  education  racism  segregation  this_american_life  radio  audio  america  reform  missouri  race  integration  statistic  discrimination  parenting 
march 2016 by cluebucket
The Third Rail
"'History furnishes ... no record of a successful intermingling between the great divisions of mankind,' warned the Baltimore Sun, the organ of city establishment, in 1865. Two decades later, the Sun suggested the best course might be just to 'let the colored people dissipate away.'"

"That was Baltimore mass rail, two decades after the system was proposed: two lines that did not connect, far short of what one needed for the network effect of a true system. Inevitably, the inadequacies of public rail left many Baltimoreans ever more reliant upon the buses — a bewildering scattering of lines that typically followed the old streetcar routes, comprehensible only to those with no alternative but to rely on them."

and Larry Hogan being awful, and more...
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march 2016 by cluebucket
Chris Rock: 'I've Never Gone Into Battle Without A Black Woman' | xoNECOLE
"Rock went on to further support his point, admitting that not only did he have to fight to get actress Tichina Arnold cast as the mom in Everybody Hates Chris, a sitcom-biopic based on Rock’s own life, he hinted that they wanted to cast a non-Black woman for the role. ... Wait, what?"
chris_rock  interview  hollywood  casting  actor  tichina_arnold  black  women  discrimination  racism  oscars  tv  film 
february 2016 by cluebucket
Twitter @AGirl4Bernie
"Whenever someone accuses Bernie of being a communist I just laugh and remember this picture "
WeAreBernie  bernie_sanders  communism  1950s  panic  morality  sign  protest  image  photo  b&w  racism  race  interracial  marriage  america  discrimination  twitter.com  from twitter_favs
january 2016 by cluebucket
Losing my religion for equality
"The justification of discrimination against women and girls on grounds of religion or tradition, as if it were prescribed by a Higher Authority, is unacceptable."

"During the years of the early Christian church women served as deacons, priests, bishops, apostles, teachers and prophets. It wasn't until the fourth century that dominant Christian leaders, all men, twisted and distorted Holy Scriptures to perpetuate their ascendant positions within the religious hierarchy."
theage.com.au  jimmy_carter  religion  2009  2000s  discrimination  christianity  baptist  women  equality  justice  politics  politician  power  bible 
january 2016 by cluebucket
Transgender People Can Explain Why Women Don't Advance at Work | New Republic
"He was more carefully listened to and his authority less frequently questioned. He stopped being interrupted in meetings. At one conference, another scientist said, 'Ben gave a great seminar today—but then his work is so much better than his sister's.' (The scientist didn't know Ben and Barbara were the same person.) 'This is why women are not breaking into academic jobs at any appreciable rate,' he wrote in response to Larry Summers’s famous gaffe implying women were less innately capable at the hard sciences. 'Not childcare. Not family responsibilities,' he says. 'I have had the thought a million times: I am taken more seriously.'”
science  career  society  trans  newrepublic.com  gender  bias  gender_roles  perception  work  office  skill  perspective  jessica_nordell  2014  2010s  ben_barres  stanford  transition  joan_roughgarden  discrimination  patriarchy  personality 
december 2015 by cluebucket
I have water but can you drink from my hands? | MetaFilter
"'Young Scheduled caste children were taught not to stand in doorways so that they would not cast a shadow into the room where higher caste people are eating and mistakenly contaminate their food.'"

also good comment summary - "the villagers had sound economic reasons to lop more tree branches, they noticed the change and realized that it could become a problem, and they are compensating for it by reducing their dependence on the forest (which also allows the trees to grow more anyway)."
yuka_makino  metafilter  link  dissertation  pdf  study  caste  ethnography  ecology  village  1990s  2000s  2010s  2015  economics  development  society  elgilito  discrimination  social_change  forest  environment  india  himalaya  garhwal  deforestation 
october 2015 by cluebucket
What it looks like when a bank goes out of its way to avoid minorities - The Washington Post
via Akira

"Hudson City, unlike several other banks recently accused of discrimination, wasn't charged with denying loans to qualified minorities, or jacking up their interest rates. In a subtle but more insidious claim, the government says it was 'structuring its business so as to avoid majority-Black-and-Hispanic neighborhoods.' ... Hudson City, in other words, was set up to ensure that few borrowers in minority neighborhoods ever even applied in the first place, according to prosecutors."
washingtonpost  bank  2015  2010s  data  graph  map  emily_badger  lawsuit  hudson_city_savings_bank  new_york  discrimination  policy  justice  redlining  minority  business  DoJ  2000s  location 
october 2015 by cluebucket
Feminism in Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
interesting as this wiki is v interesting & also not available in Japanese...

"Seito introduced the translated version of Ibsen’s A Doll's House. The play is about a woman who forges her father’s signature to save her husband's life. Instead of being grateful, her husband reacts with anger and disgust. She then decides to leave him. The government did not like the dissemination of these types of values."
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september 2015 by cluebucket
OKWONGA.COM » Mandela will never, ever be your minstrel.
"You will try to make out that apartheid was some horrid spontaneous historical aberration, and not the logical culmination of centuries of imperial arrogance."
okwonga.com  nelson_mandela  death  obituary  revisionist  history  minstrel  peace  apartheid  reduction  activism  activist  south_africa  imperialism  colonialism  discrimination  race  writing  politics  human  takedown 
december 2013 by cluebucket
Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is | Whatever
"You can lose playing on the lowest difficulty setting. The lowest difficulty setting is still the easiest setting to win on."
john_scalzi  writing  metaphor  racism  sexism  discrimination  privilege  gaming  gender  computer  analogy  life  difficulty  2012  2010s 
july 2013 by cluebucket
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
"I think whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privilege, as males are taught not to recognize male privilege. So I have begun in an untutored way to ask what it is like to have white privilege. I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets that I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was 'meant' to remain oblivious."

7. I can be sure that my children will be given curricular materials that testify to the existence of their race.
11. I can arrange to protect my children most of the time from people who might not like them.
13. I can speak in public to a powerful male group without putting my race on trial.
15. I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group.

"For me white privilege has turned out to be an elusive and fugitive subject. The pressure to avoid it is great, for in facing it I must give up the myth of meritocracy"
peggy_mcintosh  wayne.edu  essay  white  privilege  writing  culture  society  1990s  1990  racism  denial  male  gender  womens_studies  list  power  dominance  america  discrimination  escape  system 
june 2013 by cluebucket
feitclub | Japanese Legal Update
Things that are legal in Japan:

kidnapping your children from your ex-spouse
taking your children to another country in defiance of a court order
possessing child pornography (outside of Kyoto or Nara)
insisting that job/housing/whatever applicants include a photo
turning down said applicants for being female/foreign/too old/”different”
charging new tenants thousands of dollars in non-refundable deposits

Things that are illegal in Japan

dancing in a bar or club after 1 AM
keeping your last name after you get married
renting a video game
modding a video game console (physically or via free software)
ripping a DVD or Blu-Ray
downloading copyrighted material from the internet

according to this tumblrer. OH MAN I just realized I know this guy!
feitclub  japan  law  prohibited  legal  illegal  kidnapping  pornography  child_pornography  discrimination  money  dancing  video_game  surname  copyright  criminal  2012  2010s  daniel_feit  21st_century 
october 2012 by cluebucket
Arizona Orders Tucson to End Mexican-American Studies Program - NYTimes.com
The debate over the program’s future, Mr. Romero said, proves more than ever the need for the program. “There’s a fierce anti-Latino sentiment in this state,” he said. “These courses are about justice and equity, and what is happening is that the Legislature is trying to narrow the reality of those things.

“Who are the true Americans here — those embracing our inalienable rights or those trying to diminish them?”
nytimes  arizona  america  mexico  chicano  class  tuscon  marc_lacey  2011  2010s  racism  propoaganda  school  high_school  curtis_acosta  complaint  ban  attorney_general  tom_horne  discrimination  ethnicity  republican  21st_century 
february 2012 by cluebucket

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