Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Casual institutional racism claims

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/110722391/nelson-teacher-job-ad-sparks-institutional-racism-claims An advertisement for a Maori unit teacher at a Nelson school seeking "strong behavioural management skills" has been labelled racist by some parents. They say the ad's language reflects institutional racism ingrained in New Zealand. The head of the school involved, Nelson Intermediate, says the wording was "ill judged". The vacancy was for a teacher at the school's Māori medium unit.

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Is “Mary Poppins” racist ?

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12200742 A US academic has caused controversy online after labelling the Disney classic Mary Poppins racist. Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner wrote a piece to the New York Times claiming the nanny Mary Poppins, played by Julie Andrews, "shamefully flirts with blackface" in the scene where she dances with Dick Van Dyke's Bert on the rooftop to the

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Hidden face of racism

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-46968750 The Chinese model featured in a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign accused of racism has said the controversy almost ruined her career. Three videos, released in November, showed Zuo Ye struggling to eat Italian food including cannoli and pizza with chopsticks. Widely seen as offensive it led to a severe backlash in

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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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