Neo-slavery and the Slave Power

May 12, 2019 § Leave a comment

How those holding power in the Confederate states of the United States view non-whites is how Spartans viewed the helots-a population to be regularly warred upon in order to sustain political power.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helots

 

All of this discrimination is ‘rule by law’ which isn’t ‘rule of law’ and consists of the imposition of ‘badges of slavery’ on non-whites [can’t vote, must reproduce] and is made possible by the current corrupt majority on the US Supreme Court which pretends that racial discrimination and bigotry has ceased in the U.S.

 

The racial, and class, oppression and tyranny has accelerated since the corrupt Shelby County v. Holder [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_County_v._Holder] case in which the corrupt majority Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito pretended to believe that “the disparate treatment of the states is “based on 40 year-old facts having no logical relationship to the present day” and thus is not responsive to current needs.”

 

These words are simply an updated version of the Dred Scott Supreme Court corrupt majority [Taney, Wayne, Catron, Daniel, Nelson, Grier, Campbell] words. The Dred Scott majority ruled that black people “are not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word ‘citizens’ in the Constitution, and can therefore claim none of the rights and privileges which that instrument provides for and secures to citizens of the United States” Taney wrote “They had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit.”

 

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/60/393.html

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave_Power

Race in the US… Catch-22- If I don’t see you, you are invisible. If I do see you, you are seen as a threat…

May 6, 2019 § Leave a comment

Catch 22. If I don’t see you, you are invisible. If I do see you, you are seen as a threat…
 
 
32. Some preliminary experimental data suggests that when White females are primed for interpersonal goals (romantic partner, friend, neighbor, coworker) and then given a visual awareness task, they were more likely to overlook African-American males than White males on a diminishing scale based on the personalness of the goal. By contrast, when there is no priming, African-Americans were marginally more likely to be seen, the hypothesis being that they become salient as a threat. Jazmin L. Brown-Iannuzzi et al., The Invisible Man: Interpersonal Goals Moderate Inattentional
Blindness to African Americans, 143 J. EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOL.: GEN. 33 (2013).
 
from: The Thirteenth Amendment, Disparate Impact, and
Empathy Deficits, Darrell A.H. Miller Seattle University Law Review [Vol. 39:847

Made in the US.: Face recognition is still far from fully accurate, particularly if you aren’t a white male.

April 23, 2019 § Leave a comment

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/19/18507789/amazon-delivery-drivers-selfies-facial-recognition-fraud-protection-flex-app?utm_campaign=the_download.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=71987670&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8OGXVNL6WZZM_ndEEVO4oJJMH0Uop3kFKhuaKIiqIFas58tRV91c9ycx2FAGTBP7XQi4VrlL3uRhkFHXO9IwErHUJrZg&_hsmi=71987670

We can safely assume Amazon is using its own Rekognition software, which researchers recently found misidentifies darker-skinned women nearly one-third of the time.

We can safely assume Amazon is using its own Rekognition software, which researchers recently found misidentifies darker-skinned women nearly one-third of the time.

Neo-slavery in the US since 1878

April 6, 2019 § Leave a comment

You’re going to reinstitute a form of neoslavery, and that’s exactly what happened.

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/03/709094399/henry-louis-gates-jr-points-to-reconstruction-as-the-genesis-of-white-supremacy?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=books

CNN, Caucasian News Network? Color-less News Network? Clueless News Network?

March 19, 2019 § Leave a comment

CNN doesn’t trust Black leadership.

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Join us in demanding that CNN meet with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and undergo a civil rights audit.

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Stephen,

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) recently placed CNN on a special media monitoring list due to the complete lack of Black leadership within CNN. CNN president Jeff Zucker has no Black direct reports, no Black executive producers, and no Black senior vice presidents in the news department.

NABJ has called on CNN to meet and discuss this urgent matter, and CNN has outright refused to do so.1 One of the most trusted platforms on television cares so little about disappointing Black people that they refuse to talk to some of the most respected Black journalists of our time.

Demand that CNN meet with NABJ and discuss the disturbing lack of Black decision makers in their news department.

CNN’s lack of Black leadership and refusal to meet with NABJ demonstrates they do not prioritize equity at the company. Black leadership behind-the-scenes is invaluable and essential to ensure fair and balanced news reporting. While CNN has improved their on-air representation, they clearly do not trust Black people to make key decisions in the company. To address this gap, NABJ is calling for CNN to perform a civil rights audit to identify deficiencies in the company’s hiring practices.2

Join us in supporting the National Association of Black Journalists’ call for CNN to undergo a civil rights audit.

This kind of behavior is not new. Time and time again, we see the exclusion of Black people from the highest levels of leadership, and a lack of investment in hiring and retaining Black journalists. NABJ cites problems with CNN’s “hiring and retention practices of Black journalists” as early as 2014, and just this past year, Buzzfeed chose to lay off many of its people of color and LGBTQ+ employees.3 4 Equally egregious is CBS’s choice not to hire Black reporters for the upcoming 2020 presidential election in a time when our country needs fair and balanced reporting more than ever.5

Journalism that excludes Black reporters and decision-makers has widespread, real-world impacts on Black people.6 7 Lack of diversity in news companies leads to the silencing of Black voices and the perpetuation of racist stereotypes.

Join us and the National Association of Black Journalists in holding CNN accountable.

Until justice is real,
— Future, Brandi, Rashad, Arisha, Evan, Johnny, Saréya, Samantha, Eesha, and the rest of the Color Of Change team

References:

“CNN ignores ‘moral’ issue in refusing to meet with NABJ,” Atlanta Daily World, March 2019, https://act.colorofchange.org/go/122845?t=11&akid=23649%2E4531967%2EoDe2Le.
“NABJ elevates CNN to special monitoring list,” National Association of Black Journalists, 05 March 2019, https://act.colorofchange.org/go/122836?t=13&akid=23649%2E4531967%2EoDe2Le.
“National Association of Black journalists loses support of CNN,” Black Enterprise, 20 October 2014, https://act.colorofchange.org/go/122839?t=15&akid=23649%2E4531967%2EoDe2Le.
“Buzzfeed is being accused of laying off mostly POC and LGBT employees,” NextShark, 29 January 2019, https://act.colorofchange.org/go/122837?t=17&akid=23649%2E4531967%2EoDe2Le.
“Black Journalists Group ‘Disturbed’ by CBS News’ Lack of Black Reporters for 2020 Campaign,” The Wrap, 15 January 2019, https://act.colorofchange.org/go/122838?t=19&akid=23649%2E4531967%2EoDe2Le.
“A Dangerous distortion of our families,” Color Of Change, January 2017, https://act.colorofchange.org/go/24930?t=21&akid=23649%2E4531967%2EoDe2Le.
“Not to be trusted,” Color Of Change, March 2015, https://act.colorofchange.org/go/122840?t=23&akid=23649%2E4531967%2EoDe2Le.

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