Monday, November 19, 2018

It’s clear … you gave your first name and surname

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/21/owners-airbnb-accused-france-discrimination-refused-bookings-north-african-names The French journalist Merwane Mehadji told a that discrimination was happening when bookings were made. “I wanted to book an apartment or house in Marseille on Airbnb or Abritel,” he said. Twice, the booking and payment went through but then was quickly cancelled by the homeowner for no reason. “Two

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New Zealand has one of the least equal education systems in the world

https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/11/06/308935/our-racist-education-system New Zealand has one of the least equal education systems in the world, and experts tell Laura Walters colonisation and racism are largely to blame. A new report has found New Zealand has one of the least equal education systems in the rich world, with Māori children lagging behind Pākehā. Further analysis

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Belittled by a fellow customer at a Night ‘n Day store on Manners St.

https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/southland/whites-only-racist-tirade-southland-family A Filipino family holidaying in Wellington were left disgusted after falling victim to a racist tirade at an inner-city store. Krizia Egipto, 18, and her family flew to the capital city from their home in Invercargill last week and had their impression of a "beautiful place" ruined when they were belittled

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Bill Cosby accuses victims ( black and white ) of racism and sexism

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/107405873/cosby-camp-oncebeloved-actor-a-victim-of-racism-sexism Cosby declined the opportunity to speak before the sentence came down, and afterward sat laughing and chatting with his defence team. His wife of 54 years, Camille, was not in court. Constand smiled broadly on hearing the punishment and was hugged by others in the courtroom. In a blistering statement, Cosby

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Architect of U.S. racist policies described as strange dude by elementary teacher

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stephen-miller-3rd-grade-teacher_us_5bbe815de4b0b27cf47a54b9?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000016&section=politics Several people from Miller’s life have recently expressed far more substantial concerns about him than his former teacher, decrying his anti-immigrant and nativist policies in particular. As one of the youngest and arguably most influential advisers to President Donald Trump, Miller is behind some of the administration’s most notorious and racist

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Never mind China had its first empress long before we had our first queen

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/107511096/opinion-new-zealand-values-bill--identity-politics-for-white-people The New Zealand Values Bill would do no more than what's already happening in other parts of the Western world. Respecting "gender equality"? Great. Adhering to "religious freedom"? Sounds good. Promising not to "campaign against alcohol consumption"? I'm in. But in other ways, the bill is unusual, if not straight up offensive.

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Management told her she couldn’t speak te reo Māori

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12123672 A McDonald's worker is furious and saddened after management told her she couldn't speak te reo Māori to customers. Hamilton woman Janine Eru-Taueki was informed last Thursday by her manager of the stance, saying the store had received complaints from customers and other staff members and explained speaking te reo Māori

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Naming racism

https://e-tangata.co.nz/news/moana-jackson-understanding-racism-in-this-country Even more problematic than the abstractions is the unwillingness of some people to even use the term “racism”. Academics who claim, for example, that it’s “unhelpful” in discussions about, say, the biases within the criminal justice system, run the risk of closing off debate in the same way that a

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#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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