Saturday, December 16, 2017

#Dove #Soap #Commercial #Thoughtless #Racism

https://youtu.be/oB7MDR83bJ4 http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/dove-facebook-advert-racist-many-beauty-brands-accused-unilever-black-woman-white-nivea-tarte-a7991016.html Dove have come under fire for releasing an advert on Facebook featuring a black woman turning into a white woman after supposedly using the beauty brand’s body lotion. Critics were quick to accuse the brand of aligning use of their body cleansing product with a racial transformation, which inadvertently presents the

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#Tiny #bit #racist

https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/columnists/93577160/dave-armstrong-fighting-racism-is-trickier-than-you-might-think When you hear of the horrifying racist abuse that some people can suffer in New Zealand, it's great to see a government organisation doing something about it. However, even the campaign itself tells us something about the racial structure of our society. In one ad we see quite a few successful

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#airBNB #Ban #Racist #Listings

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/96251706 Online lodging broker Airbnb has removed multiple listings from an Auckland-based host who refused to rent to Māori and Pasifika people. A woman, who asked to remain anonymous, spotted the four-bedroom Flat Bush home on the site last week while looking for accommodation for family coming over from South Africa.

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Triumph for Tolerance

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/03/15/exit-poll-dutch-far-right-leader-geert-wilders-loses.html?via=desktop&source=copyurl The main exit poll in Wednesday’s Dutch general election show far-right, anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders losing rather badly to Prime Minister Mark Rutte. According to the Associated Press, the polling suggests Rutte’s center-right party has 31 of the 150 lower-house seats, with Wilders’ populist Party for Freedom gaining very few

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Better Blokes are tolerant, we don’t accept anything else

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/13/trump-s-man-stephen-bannon-flirts-with-a-le-pen.html?via=twitter_page But the election of Bannon’s man Donald Trump as president of the United States has made the globalization of Breitbart and its message infinitely more plausible than it ever was before, and politicians once considered Europe’s deplorables are now rushing to bask in the gilded glow of Trump and Bannon. On

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Massey Uni named after racist PM, lecturer says

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/314507/massey-uni-named-after-racist-pm,-lecturer-says A Massey University lecturer wants to change the name of his workplace after discovering the prime minister it was named after made racist statements. In the course of researching his doctorate, Steven Elers says he found white-supremacist statements attributed to the country's second-longest-serving prime minister. William Ferguson Massey died in office in

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There is a serious skew in the system against Maori

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/84346494/new-zealands-racist-justice-system--our-law-is-not-colourblind?cid=facebook.post.84346494 A Stuff Circuit investigation has delved into 10 years' worth of data, examining arrest, prosecution, conviction and sentencing records and spoken to a broad range of people confronting the problem. Problem? Undeniably, yes. There is no doubt that, from whichever angle you look at it, there is a serious skew

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