Posts Tagged ‘racism’

To download, right-click and select “Save link as…” PUNKONOMICS 4-29-15

With us in the studio were local grassroots activists:

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via Making It Explicit in Israel – NYTimes.com.

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The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. . . . If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. . .. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. . . . If we ever get free from the oppressions and wrongs heaped upon us, we must pay for their removal. We must do this by labor, by suffering, by sacrifice, and if needs be, by our lives and the lives of others. (Frederick Douglass, 1857)

We will have several local grassroots activists in the studio including our regular Miguel Adams from Speak Up Florida-The Movement to End the New Jim Crow (more details will be posted with the podcast).

We’ll try to be pragmatic and realistic but we will NOT allow ourselves to fall into the disgusting white supremacist racist rhetoric of the majority of the mainstream press and politicians (including President Obama).

It’s going to get ugly >:/

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via How drunk sports fans helped spark Saturday night’s post-protest violence – citypaper.com.

A tweet from City Paper contributor D. Watkins:

This is part of distancing our enlightened modern free civilization from the horrors on which it is built. It wasn’t “us’ who did all those things. It was some crazy barbarians that look a little like “us”. If truly pushed then we turn on poor rural “white trash” and blame THEM for it.

Nononono: The conquests, genocides, persecutions, holocausts, slaving, colonialism, etc, etc, were primarily funded and run by elites for their own benefit.

via The NYT wrote about lynching by white people without using the word “white” – Vox.