Monday, January 21, 2019

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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#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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