The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism

Nazi officials use calipers to measure an ethnic German’s nose on January 1, 1941. The Nazis developed a pseudoscientific system of facial measurement that was supposedly a way of determining racial descent.(Hulton-Deutsch Collection / CORBIS / Corbis via Getty Images) By Ramin Skibba SMITHSONIAN.COM  A new book explores how racist biases continue to maintain a foothold in research today Scientists, including those who study race, like to see themselves as objectively exploring the world, above the political fray. But such views of scientific neutrality are naïve, as study findings, inevitably, are influenced by the biases of the people conducting the … Continue reading The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism

POLL: America on the verge of civil war, and neither side is backing down

by: Vicki Batts (Natural News) Will the United States soon enter a second civil war? Polling data from Georgetown University shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe a civil war is coming down the pike — and most people aren’t actually willing to make the changes necessary to stop it. Across the board, Americans are doubling down on their political values and are refusing to compromise on the issues tearing the country apart. Government officials say that there is a substantial chance that America will enter a civil war within the next 10 or 15 years, meanwhile other experts say the war … Continue reading POLL: America on the verge of civil war, and neither side is backing down

A CONVERSATION BETWEEN BLACK MEN OF DIFFERENT GENERATIONS ABOUT DATING WHITE WOMEN

No matter how much America may prefer to ignore its history, sometimes it’s naked and in bed next to you — and you simply can’t by Zaron Burnett III Most of the time it seems we prefer to ignore American history, but if you’re a black man, occasionally it will show-up in your bedroom and surprise you. Imagine being haunted by a poltergeist Wario: Boo! It’s-a me, American History! I’m-a here to ruin-a your sex tonight. It sounds ridiculous to imagine our country’s legacy as a mustachioed poltergeist with a comical Italian accent, but really that’s not much stranger than being suddenly … Continue reading A CONVERSATION BETWEEN BLACK MEN OF DIFFERENT GENERATIONS ABOUT DATING WHITE WOMEN

What’s Considered a Microagression?

Microaggressions is a term that’s gained popularity in the last few years but it was coined back in 1970. TIMSA/GETTY IMAGES BY DANIELLE DOUEZ I grew up being asked the same question nearly every time I met someone new: “Where are you from?” I would respond, “I’m from Washington D.C.” There was something about this answer that was unsatisfactory to whomever had asked. So, they would try again: “Oh, but I mean – like, where are you from?” They often squinted their eyes at this point for emphasis. Eventually, I learned that to many people I have racially ambiguous features. I took these … Continue reading What’s Considered a Microagression?

The Ku Klux Klan Is Growing—in Germany

Everett Historical via Shutterstock Nazi membership is outlawed, but not its racist American cousin. by Kelly Weill, Josephine Huetlin They have white hoods, Ku Klux Klan badges, and stockpiles of weapons. But these Klansmen aren’t in America—they’re in Germany, where a new wave of far-right extremism is taking cues from the U.S. Police in eight German states led raids last week on suspected members of a group called the National Socialist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Deutschland, a name that glorifies both the American Klan and the Nazi party of Germany’s past. The raid, which reportedly turned up more … Continue reading The Ku Klux Klan Is Growing—in Germany

CANINE RACISM alive and well at the TSA as “pointy-eared” dogs get banned because snowflake children find them “scary”

by: Ethan Huff (Natural News) The next time you spot a security dog at the airport, chances are it’ll be some kind of cuddly breed with floppy ears. That’s because the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has decided that dogs with pointy ears are too “scary” for travelers – particularly younger travelers. While the TSA isn’t officially changing its dog policy to avoid breeds like German Shepherds in favor of, say, Labradors, the federal agency has indicated that it’s going to focus on maintaining a “floppy ear” force wherever possible so as to avoid “scar[ing] children.” “We’ve made a conscious effort in TSA … to … Continue reading CANINE RACISM alive and well at the TSA as “pointy-eared” dogs get banned because snowflake children find them “scary”

What is offensive?

Photo by Richard Kalvar/Magnum Quarrels over honour in duelling cultures can enlighten us today and demonstrate why some insults are intolerable by Clifton Mark writes about political theory, psychology, and other lifestyle-related topics. He lives in Toronto, ON. Edited by Nigel Warburton In 1717, Voltaire was arrested, some might say, for giving offence. He had published a ‘satirical’ verse that opens by calling the Duc d’Orleans, the then Regent of France, ‘an inhuman tyrant, famous for poison, atheism, and incest’. This pungent personal attack became so popular it was sung on the streets of Paris. In response, the Duc had Voltaire arrested … Continue reading What is offensive?