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White men make up approximately 36% of the population, but commit 75% of mass shootings. What would be called terrorism by any other skin tone is suddenly some mysterious unnamed disease. We as a society are perfectly happy to further stigmatize mentally ill people, who are far more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence, in the service of protecting white supremacy and male entitlement.
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Anonymous said: there's really no systematic or much social racism against black asylum seekers in israel, don't spread lies. try going for yourself and seeing instead.

maarnayeri:

A year and a half ago, an asylum seekers household was torched with almost a dozen injured and on their walls read “get out of our neighborhood”.

In July 2012, Hospital director Gaby Barabash denies Eritreans entry into medical facility to see their ill family members. Asylum seekers were then duped into believing they were appointed separate facilities, only to be setup, ambushed and detained by Israel police

Israeli politician Michael Ben-Ari calls for ethnic eradication of asylum seekers stating the following in a hate rally orchestrated by him and attended by hundreds - “The people demand the expulsion of the infiltrators. We have come to expunge the darkness.”and praised the mayor of Eilat for his alleged harsh treatment of Africans. stating he is “doing a great job with the Africans there. I only wish we did the same here in Tel Aviv. He doesn’t allow them to attendschools, he restricts their movements, he knows what to do.” (x)

This year, an Eritrean baby was stabbed in the head and suffered brain damage by a self admitted racist who wanted to terrorize the migrant population.

Another hate rally incited by political personality May Golan, in which she is proud of her racism and states that Eritrean and South Sudanese asylum seekers are degenerates who she is afraid will rape and bludgeon her, though police reports continue to prove that even while homeless and unemployed, asylum seekers are much less likely to commit violent offenses than the Israeli settlers.

Last March, municipal inspectors in the town of Huldai poured bleach into meals and drinks of several eateries owned by asylum seekers, so they could purposefully sabotage them, have them fail inspections and close down their businesses. And when that didn’t deter the efforts of entrepreneurship amongst the migrants, they stopped issuing work permits to Eritreans altogether.

Architect Arnon Sofer (who unsurprisingly enough designed the apartheid wall against Gaza) orchestrated a similar idea on the edge of the Sinai to deter asylum seekers from entering. Not satisfied however with the presence of them within fabricated Israeli borders, he also designed a holding cell with no heat, or comfortable bedding to unlawfully detain East African migrants and called it.. a concentration camp.

May of 2012, over 1000 Israelis in Tel Aviv rioted the streets, engaging in assault, harassment and looting, burning and chanting hateful and racist slurs in neighborhoods with a large migrant population.

Israeli officials coerce Eritrean and South Sudanese migrants to leave in secret, but announce it as their own consensual decision.

Politician Eli Yishai fabricates lies about Eritrean and South Sudanese asylum seekers raping Israeli women and introducing AIDS in the nation to promote national hatred and paranoia against them.

Politician Gideon Sa’ar goes on record to advocate deportation of migrants and films himself actively avoiding eye or bodily contact with them.

Here’s my personal favorite- Israeli lawmaker and former IDF spokesperson Miri Regev compares Eritrean and South Sudanese asylum seekers to cancer, but then retracts her statements and apologizes to cancer patients for comparing them to Africans.

Orthodox rabbis release edicts forbidding landlords from renting living spacesto East African asylum seekers. In the same link, it also details pest control companies in Tel Aviv using the xenophobia and antiblackness waged against the migrants to their advantage by shelling out samples of their product and stating that it can be used against Africans. (x).

I could keep going. I have well over 100 links, articles and videos not unlike this one reinforcing the rampant racism that permeates your settler society, but I have better things to do than go back and forth with a delusional and dishonest coward like yourself.

Photo 19 Jun 92 notes rtamerica:

Seattle cop who stomped on handcuffed man’s head cleared of wrongdoing
Despite the existence of video evidence clearly showing Seattle, Washington cop Garth Haynes stomping on the head of a handcuffed man during a 2010 ordeal, the officer was formally cleared of all misconduct this week.
Upon advisement of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, the local police department’s interim chief, Harry Bailey, said on Tuesday that Haynes has been exonerated of his involvement in the Dec. 2010 incident.

rtamerica:

Seattle cop who stomped on handcuffed man’s head cleared of wrongdoing

Despite the existence of video evidence clearly showing Seattle, Washington cop Garth Haynes stomping on the head of a handcuffed man during a 2010 ordeal, the officer was formally cleared of all misconduct this week.

Upon advisement of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, the local police department’s interim chief, Harry Bailey, said on Tuesday that Haynes has been exonerated of his involvement in the Dec. 2010 incident.

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scienceyoucanlove:

Studies show ‘dark chapter’ of medical research

By Elizabeth Landau

(CNN) — The Tuskegee syphilis experiment of the 20th century is often cited as the most famous example of unethical medical research. Now, evidence has emerged that it overlapped with a shorter study, also sponsored by U.S. government health agencies, in which human subjects were unknowingly being harmed by participating in an experiment.

Research from Wellesley College professor Susan Reverby has uncovered evidence of an experiment in Guatemala that infected people with sexually transmitted diseases in an effort to explore treatments.

The U.S. government apologized for the research project on Friday, more than 60 years after the experiments ended. Officials said an investigation will be launched into the matter.

The Tuskegee and the Guatemala studies show what National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins called a “a dark chapter in the history of medicine.”

As unethical as the methods were, the basic research questions behind both studies were highly relevant at the time, said Peter Brown, medical anthropologist at Emory University. Research in Guatemala focused on the powers of penicillin; in Tuskegee, researchers wanted to know the natural history of syphilis.

"In a racist context, they thought [syphilis] might be different in African-Americans; the real unethical part in my mind had to do with denial of treatment and, most importantly, the denial of information about the study to the men involved," he said.

In 1926, syphilis was seen as a major health problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; in 1928, about 25 percent of black employees at the Delta Pine and Land Company of Mississippi had tested positive for syphilis, according to Tuskegee University. A charity called the Julius Rosenwald Fund came to the U.S. Public Health Service to start a project to improve the health of African-Americans in the South.

But in 1929, the Great Depression began, and the Rosenwald Fund had to cut its funds for the treatment program.

The director of the U.S. Public Health Service, Dr. Taliaferro Clark, proposed salvaging the project by investigating the course of untreated syphilis.

Getting African-Americans to participate was not a challenge; most African-Americans did not have access to medical care at that time and the study provided free health exams, food and transportation, according to Tuskegee University.

But none of the patients who had syphilis was told that he carried the condition, and doctors did not give the patients sufficient treatment. Instead they were told they would get treatment for “bad blood,” a phrase that connoted a variety of illnesses including syphilis, anemia and fatigue, the CDC said.

The Tuskegee study, which began in the early 1930s, consisted of 399 African-American men with syphilis and 201 without, according to the CDC. The Tuskegee Institute partnered with the Public Health Service for an experiment that was supposed to last 6 months. Instead it lasted about 40 years.

While the Tuskegee study was still going in the 1940s, other efforts that would never meet today’s medical ethics standards were going on elsewhere. The Public Health Service did research at a U.S. prison in 1944 that involved injecting inmates with gonorrhea, Reverby said. That project was abandoned, and the Public Health Service turned to Guatemala to more closely examine syphilis and in what ways penicillin could treat or prevent it, Reverby said in documents posted on her website.

"The whole fact that the Public Health Service was very aware about the ethical problems is very characteristic of American international health policy at the time, which was very condescending to other countries," Brown said.

It turns out that a physician at the Public Health Service, Dr. John C. Cutler, participated in both the Guatemala and the Tuskegee experiments. Cutler came to the Tuskegee project in the 1960s, according to Reverby, and continued to defend it even in the 1990s, long after it ended. Cutler died in 2003 at age 87.

The Guatemala syphilis research involved 696 subjects who came from the Guatemala National Penitentiary, army barracks and the National Mental Health Hospital, according to Reverby’s research. These subjects did not give direct permission to participate. Instead, the authorities signed them up. There were also 772 patients exposed to gonorrhea and 142 subjects exposed to chancres, according to a CDC report.

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standwithpalestine:

Israeli settlers - who live illegally on Palestinian land and shouldn’t be there in the first place - regularly destroy and uproot olive trees belonging to Palestinians, often striking at night to go unnoticed.

Olive trees are a livelihood for many families, and a key component of the Palestinian economy. That’s how they are meant to survive. 

These attacks are by no means limited to agriculture. They also burn and vandalize churchesmosques, homescars and… cemeteries

I saved the worst for last. Israeli soldiers escort Israeli settlers to attack Palestinians then stand by and watch, if not join in too

According to the UN the annual rate of Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians has almost quadrupled in eight years.

GIFs from 5 Broken Cameras (2011)

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By releasing the five Guantánamo prisoners without prior Congressional approval, President Obama has blown away the excuse that his hands are tied by Congress.
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pagingdrlarry:

the-monae:

Janelle Monáe performing on The Today Show

I W.A.S. there.

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bad-dominicana:

i just heard a white hipster band doin disco shit (black) followed by amy winehouse doin retro shit (black) followed by adele doin neo blues (black). coz thats “classy” and hip. but zero black artists. we too ratchet when we do our own shit.

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They were not only willing to address the whiteness of Jesus but to state flatly that it was false and sinful.
But for all the change revealed, the devotional also exposed the limits of how far most whites would go. The devotional attached the historical construction of the white Jesus to extremists: Klan members and German Nazis. It distanced everyday people from the production, dissemination and consumption of white Jesus figures. It failed to mention that Sunday school teachers, popular preachers, Hollywood directors, and children’s authors had done far more than the Klan or Nazis to populate the world with white Jesus images. McDowell did not mention that his friend Billy Graham or artists he knew or books that he bought or churches that he attended or college Christian fellowships that he had helped to form were instrumental in teaching the world to worship a white Jesus.
Even more, the devotional called for no action beyond prayer and a personal change of heart. It made no reference to righting the wrongs of the racist past or battling the racial discrimination of the present. As the leading sociologist of racial segregation in churches, Michael Emerson, has pointed out, the white evangelical emphasis on individualism and emotionalism has severely limited churches’ capacity to engage with social and racial problems. Through historical misdirection and by spiritualizing social problems, the devotional gave white evangelicals absolution without any requirement to take action.
—  The Color of Christ
Photo 19 Jun 420 notes jayzslifeandtimes:

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Dr. Maya Angelou http://bit.ly/1pjMntF

jayzslifeandtimes:

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Dr. Maya Angelou http://bit.ly/1pjMntF

Photo 19 Jun 400 notes soulbrotherv2:

Remembering TuskegeeSyphilis Study Still Provokes Disbelief, Sadness
July 25, 2002 —Thirty years ago today, the Washington Evening Star newspaper ran this headline on its front page: “Syphilis Patients Died Untreated.” With those words, one of America’s most notorious medical studies, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, became public. 
"For 40 years, the U.S. Public Health Service has conducted a study in which human guinea pigs, not given proper treatment, have died of syphilis and its side effects," Associated Press reporter Jean Heller wrote on July 25, 1972. "The study was conducted to determine from autopsies what the disease does to the human body." [Read more and listen to NPR report.]

soulbrotherv2:

Remembering Tuskegee
Syphilis Study Still Provokes Disbelief, Sadness

July 25, 2002 —Thirty years ago today, the Washington Evening Star newspaper ran this headline on its front page: “Syphilis Patients Died Untreated.” With those words, one of America’s most notorious medical studies, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, became public. 

"For 40 years, the U.S. Public Health Service has conducted a study in which human guinea pigs, not given proper treatment, have died of syphilis and its side effects," Associated Press reporter Jean Heller wrote on July 25, 1972. "The study was conducted to determine from autopsies what the disease does to the human body." [Read more and listen to NPR report.]

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ethiopienne:

the-monae:

For the natural hair blogs. Sincerely, Natural Hair

SHE WAS SO INCREDIBLE


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