Scarlet Jewels - Category: Human Rights
The NewsLog of Julie Solheim-Roe

Wednesday, February 25, 2009day link 

 stupid white people
picture Wow! Embarrassed to say I got the WORSE possible bigoted forward from a family member today.

I thought I'd give him and all whom he (even more embarassingly!) forwarded it to -- the opportunity to wake up and do some research on White Entitlement issues 101!

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Dear fellow citizens on our ONE planet,


Clearly only an ignorant, uneducated, white bigot would write something as completely untrue, insensitive and FEAR based as this forward.

Wake up and find your Soul before it's too late! Change is a comin' baby and Fear is loosing the day.

There is indeed a 'white fund': It's called White Entitlement. Look who has been running the Western world, the US govt and most financial institutions. Tis white men. The odds are in your favour. Oh but you need a brain to get there (sorta Dubya!)

As the balance of power shifts to better democratic experiments in South America, India and also Asia -- I will pray for the ignorance of fat white sorry-asses who are so afraid.

Get your facts straight!

Some basic education:


The Minature Earth - if the Planet were a village of 100 people:
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New updated numbers:
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The US with the same glance
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The Rich Keep Gettin' Richer in the US
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Lutherans who Care
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And here's some intelligensia and basic opinion on the matter of white privilege:
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http://mmcisaac.faculty.asu.edu/emc598ge/Unpacking.html

white like me
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http://www.tellingthoughts.com/us-politics/white-privilege-prophetic-poetic
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http://www.buzzflash.com/store/items/1294
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http://www.hulu.com/watch/10356/saturday-night-live-white-like-me

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http://www.diversityinc.com/public/3672.cfm?sd=105

Zeitgeist
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More info on White Privilege:
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http://cwsworkshop.org/resources/WhitePrivilege.html
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note her bibliography at the end of the page - for anyone who cares about becoming educated and informed - before it's too late!
"Some materials that have helped me understand white privilege:

Robert Allen, a. Reluctant Reformers: Racism and Social Reform Movements in the United States. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1983. b. Black Awakening in Capitalist America. New Jersey: Africa World Press, 1989.
Theodore Allen, a. "Class Struggle and the Origin of Racial Slavery: The Invention of the White Race," Radical America. May-June, 1975, Vol. 9, Number 3. b. The Invention of the White Race. Vol. 1 (1994) and Vol. 2 (1997). New York: Verso Press.
Tom�s Almaguer, Racial Fault Lines: The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
Derrick Bell, Race, Racism and American Law. Second Edition. Boston: Little Brown and Company.
Robert Blauner, Racial Oppression in America. NY: Harper & Row, 1972.
Ward Churchill, Struggle for the Land: Indigenous Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide and Expropriation in Contemporary North America. Maine: Common Courage Press, 1993.
European Dissent, The Journey of European Dissent, the newsletter of European Dissent, a white anti-racist organization affiliated with The People's Institute.
Paula Giddings, When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America. NY: Random House, 1984.
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. In the Matter of Color: Race & The American Legal Process: The Colonial Period. NY: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Elizabeth Mart�nez, 500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures. Albuquerque: South West Organizing Project, 1991.
Alfredo Mirand�, Gringo Justice. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1987.
Victor G. & Brett de Bary Nee, Longtime Californ': A Documentary Study of an American Chinatown. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972.
People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, Undoing Racism Workshop and especially the work of white core trainers Diana Dunn and David Billings. (The People's Institute is located at 1444 North Johnson Street, New Orleans, LA 70116. Phone is (504) 944-2354).
Mab Segrest, Memoir of a Race Traitor. Boston: South End Press, 1994.
Herbert Shapiro, White Violence and Black Response: From Reconstruction to Montgomery. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1988.
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Saturday, April 26, 2003day link 

 Who Can't Blog?
This might proove even more interesting in days to come... Emmanuelle points out some silenced blogs: a Connecticut journalist has been 'forced' to close his blog in order to keep his job; and "in Iran, the blog community unite to protest the detention of an Iranian blogger by the government." (Check out the on-line petition to help his cause, put together from new aliances between Persian and US Bloggers.}

Speaking of Middle East blogs, Al Jazeera had an article recently about the Salam Pax blog... however, it seems he is still missing...
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Wednesday, April 23, 2003day link 

 The Axis of Abuse
picture Perhaps here are more lesser-humans that we need to 'free'... Iranian actress escapes lashing
An Iranian actress is handed a suspended sentence of 74 lashes for publicly kissing a male director.

Yet I am not sure what to make of this. On one hand it shows the misogyny that continues in the warped form of Islam of Iran... whilst at the same time the 'suspension' may perhaps show a modernation that could be coming of it's own accord. Read = without any US or USSofArrogance!
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Monday, April 7, 2003day link 

 Human Rights Action List
picture I belong to Amnesty International's 'Take Action List' that organizes coalitions to pro-action world wide. Here are some recent issues that I have been emailed about:

Combat HIV-AIDS Related Human Rights Abuses

Write to President Bush and 'Urge the US Government to Refrain from the Use of Indiscriminate Weapons in Iraq'.

End Human Rights Abuses and Terror Connected to the Diamond Trade

Action~!
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