Racism

The Boiling Point Inside And Outside The Burqa and Hijab

RITES WALLACE, A STRIDENT FELLOW, choosing his words carefully, as he outlines his recent travail: "Now I don't want to sound like a racist, but I was shocked when I moved to England and discovered that my new neighborhood was majority Muslim—mosques, hijabs, halal shops, etc... "I am all for diversity, but if you want me to be tolerant, I expect the same in return. Don't get me started on this topic. Anyway, when I walked to the marketplace and realized I was the only one NOT wearing hijab, and was being ogled by stall keepers who claimed they didn't...

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Ambiguous Traces Of Race

ATELINE JULY 17, 2003. Linda Chavez's article deserves a spot here. Her new book: An Unlikely Conservative is rising up the charts, and pleasures me, and frankly I'm happy to report, she's no David Horowitz, whose flipside conservatism at first thrilled me, but now chastens me, as I realize to what lengths he wishes to mimic the opposition, merely to win a political football game. Fight boldly, fight wisely; use every muscle available, but keep it honorable. Whatever happened to the idea that righteousness is its own reward? But back to the article at hand—how did Chavez, a former liberal,...


Jennifer Carroll: Self-Recognition And Self-Resolve

SAY CAN YOU SEE, by the dawn's early light, and have you ever stopped to take measure of Black Republicans in Congress and other places that have known to represent the power of the people? It's time to get acquainted with one such person, in particular. Inspired with strong family values, Jennifer Carroll, 51, was born in Trinidad and moved to New York City with her great aunt and uncle when she was 8, just as desegregation was taking hold. On television, she saw reports about civil rights and Martin Luther King's assassination. Two years after graduating from Uniondale High...


Shards Of History Draw Blood (Shame, Redemption)

"...Centuries-long slavery obviously disrupted this classic pathway..." he what?? What pathway? The pathway that MOST Africans were and had long been on included selling each other into slavery, living in mud (and other soft) huts, cannibalism, no written language, no nuclear family[—in short, in NO way were blacks on any "glorious pathway" that approximated what they were introduced to THROUGH slavery. The slave trade flourished in the Arab World, specifically Western Asia, North Africa, East Africa and certain parts of Europe (such as Iberia and southern Italy) during the period of Arab domination. Those traded were not limited to a...


White Nationalism?

An interesting comment to an AT article on the history of race inertia from the earliest beginnings of the United States of America caught my attention and will always seek to find adequate articulation, not because of my own consuming interest, but because of how urgent a question it seems to be for so many in the quest for survival who put all their marbles on the race card... Race is a classification system used to categorize humans into large and distinct populations or groups by heritable phenotypic characteristics, geographic ancestry, physical appearance, and ethnicity, and in some senses is...