McBeth faces Fifa racism inquiry May 28, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in African, Card, Caribbean, Fifa investigation, FIFA Racism, John McBeth, Racism, Racism African, Racism British, Racism Caribbean, racism McBeth, Racist, racist Mcbeth, Scottish Football Association, Sepp Blatter, vice-president.
John McBeth faces a Fifa investigation days before he is due to be made Britain’s new Fifa vice-president. A new ethics committee will investigate McBeth, who stands accused of racism after allegedly suggesting African and Caribbean associations were corrupt.
He also said he had won the Fifa vote because other nations hate England.
McBeth will step down as Scottish Football Association president on Friday but the Fifa post will remain vacant during the investigation.
It is now possible that McBeth may not have the opportunity to take up his new role with Fifa.
That would see the home nations holding another election to find the person to succeed Scottish lawyer David Will, who is retiring after 17 years with Fifa.
In his interview with a number of the Sunday newspapers, McBeth described Fifa president Sepp Blatter as a “tricky customer”.
He went on to claim some Africa representatives have different ethics from the British “fair play” attitude.
“I know two or three (at Fifa) whom I’d want to count my fingers after shaking hands with them,” he said.
“If I come across corruption, I have to expose it. I must try to stay true to my beliefs and hope I don’t get seduced.
“By and large, the four British countries know what fair play is and when we are stepping out of line.
“But, as soon as you hit Africa, it’s a slightly different kettle of fish. They’re poor nations and want to grab what they can.
“I presume the Caribbean is much the same – they just come at it in a different way.”
Molefi Asante, professor of African-American studies at Temple University, led a protest yesterday in front of the Franklin Institute claiming the museum’s exhibit on King Tutankhamun is racist.”This is a crime scene,” he shouted. “This is an area of criminal theft, identity theft.”
Among the grievances shared by members of the Association of Kemetic Nubian Heritage, of which Asante is president, is that the exhibit has no mention of Africa and that information within suggests that King Tut, an African, was white.
Asante specifically pointed to a representation of Tut that “looks more like Boy George than the boy king.”
About 50 protesters walked in front of the crowded museum stairs carrying signs bearing statements including “Nefertiti is my sister,” “Stop stealing our history” and “King Tut’s daddy was black.”
Asante said the exhibit doesn’t tell visitors Egypt is in Africa, and he believes that many people leave thinking Egypt is in Europe.
He claims the museum did this for “commercial reasons.”
Virginia apologizes for role in slavery February 25, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in A. Donald McEachin, African, African Americans, African-American, Americans Indians, Black, Blacks, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Frank D. Hargrove, Human Rights, L. Douglas Wilder, profound regret, Racism, Racist, Slave, slave-trade, slavery, Slaves, Timothy M. Kaine, Virginia slavery, White, Whites.
Meeting on the grounds of the former Confederate Capitol, the Virginia General Assembly voted unanimously Saturday to express “profound regret” for the state’s role in slavery.
Sponsors of the resolution say they know of no other state that has apologized for slavery, although Missouri lawmakers are considering such a measure. The resolution does not carry the weight of law but sends an important symbolic message, supporters said.
“This session will be remembered for a lot of things, but 20 years hence I suspect one of those things will be the fact that we came together and passed this resolution,” said Delegate A. Donald McEachin, a Democrat who sponsored it in the House of Delegates.
The resolution passed the House 96-0 and cleared the 40-member Senate on a unanimous voice vote. It does not require Gov. Timothy M. Kaine’s approval.
The measure also expressed regret for “the exploitation of Native Americans.”
Nigeria cracks down on illegal aliens February 25, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in Africa, African, Cameroon, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, deportations, Ghana, illegal immigration, Niger, Nigeria, Racism, Racist, Togo, voter fraud.
Interestly, Nigeria has begun to crack down on illegal immigrants, however, there are no calls of racism, in contrast to how the subject of racism has dominated U.S. discussions on the topic of illegal immigration.
Nigeria is cracking down on “illegal aliens” from neighbouring countries whom the authorities call a “nuisance”. Niger and Chad seem to have been singled out in the clampdown with thousands of their nationals packed into lorries and taken to the border.
People from Ghana, Togo, Cameroon and other West African countries have also been removed from at least eight major cities across the country.
Politicians are accused of importing “ghost voters” ahead of April polls.
“The truth is that it is because of the elections,” an immigration official who did not want to be named told the BBC News website.
“You know people from Niger speak Hausa which is the language of northern Nigeria and they are Muslims. Because of this cultural affinity, it’s easy for them to pretend to be Nigerians and vote in the elections,” the source said.
But the official reason given for the deportations is that the illegal aliens constitute a “public nuisance and security risk”.
Nigeria’s Interior Minister Olu Adeniji told the BBC that “only vagabonds and those engaged in armed robbery and other illegal acts” were being targeted in the immigration sweep, but did not give any figures.
‘End mine racism’ at Modikwa January 26, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in Africa, African, African Americans, African-American, anti-black, Black, Blacks, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Racism, Racist, White, Whites.
Members of the National Union of Mineworkers at Modikwa Platinum in Limpopo began striking on Friday morning to demand an end to racism at the mine, the union said.
“We’re outside the mine… there are more than 2000 miners (striking),” said union spokesperson Onis Serothwane on Friday.
Modikwa Platinum mine management, however, said it was confident the dispute with striking workers would be resolved through discussions.
Francis Petersen, a spokesperson for the mine in Johannesburg, said the mine was meeting with Num on Friday.
“That meeting as far as I know has already started today (Friday)… I am positive that there will be some agreement,” he said.
Petersen said discussions included wage agreements. He would not specify any details.
He said management had met with Num prior to the strike to discuss a list of demands. Some issues were not agreed upon while the resolution of others could not be implemented immediately.
Johannesburg-based Num spokesperson Mike Fafuli said strikers had “downed their tools” at 6am on Friday.
In a media statement issued at noon on Friday, he said the union was striking against discrepancies caused by racism in the company.
“Their gripe is the aggravating wage gap between black and white miners and the refusal of the mine management to accede to wage demands that are viewed as helpful in alleviating the wage discrepancy along racial lines.”
Is Diversity Enough? November 12, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in affirmative action, African, Black, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, college, Discriminate, Discrimination, Diversity, Poor, Race, Racism, Racist, Rich, White.
Walter Benn Michaels asks us to consider the harm done when we worry about identity and forget about inequality
The University of Illinois at Chicago, a struggling but ambitious public university in the heart of the city, celebrates its ethnically diverse student body as a great achievement. But Walter Benn Michaels, chairman of the university’s English department, is unimpressed. The commitment of universities, corporations and other institutions to such diversity is “at best a distraction and at worst an essentially reactionary position,” he argues in his new book, The Trouble With Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality.
Right-wing academics and pundits have built careers taking potshots at affirmative action, multiculturalism and identity politics—pursuits that some postmodern leftists see as the heart of radical politics. Michaels criticizes diversity politics from the left. His argument represents a fundamental and constructive challenge to conventional thinking about the most important issues facing our society. But it is also easily misunderstood.
“I’ve been called a liberal racist more often than anything else in my life,” he says, sitting in his office at the university’s one towering office building, stylishly dressed in black jeans and t-shirt under a black window-pane jacket.
He argues that the pursuit of diversity is based on a flawed understanding of humanity and stands as a roadblock to confrontation with the most basic injustices in society: “The trouble with diversity … is not just that it won’t solve the problem of economic inequality; it’s that it makes it hard for us to even see the problem.”
Race, as virtually all modern anthropologists and geneticists agree, is not a scientifically valid concept. Obvious physical differences exist among humans, but the genetic variation within conventionally defined races is often greater than the variation among those races. Still, “race” is a concept that people use all the time with profound consequences, even if they can’t define it.
Race gets defined in ways that vary by time, geography and situation. Why, except for the peculiar American notion of blackness as being determined by one drop of “blood” of African ancestry, would a person of half African and half European genetic heritage, like Sen. Barack Obama, be called “black” rather than “white”—the latter a supposedly racial category that has grown more inclusive over many years?
Racial discrimination against whites in South Africa October 7, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in African, Against, Anti-White, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discrimination, Genocide, jobs, Racism, Racist, South Africa, Whites.
After years of black Africans fighting racism in South Africa, now white students there are claiming that the government is discriminating against them. And now, they’ve decided to protest in an unusual way.
Students in Pretoria blacken their faces to protest what they see as the lower status of whites in modern South Africa. The group of eleven then registered as Africans with the South African department of labour said that it gives them a better chance of gaining employment.
Ernst Roets, student leader, said: “People are being driven to the point where they say well, we have no option left. We can’t get a job in South Africa. We are being discriminated against. We have to leave the country and see whether we can make a living for ourselves somewhere outside.”
The students have appealed to everyone born in the South Africa to register for employment as African, rather than other options viz. white, coloured or Indian.
For our readers not familar with South Africa, the definition for term ‘coloured’ is (from wikipedia):
In South Africa the term Coloured is used exclusively to refer to people of mixed-race, or Khoisan descent, with the term black used for black Africans. “Coloured” was one of the racial groups designated under the Apartheid system of racial segregation, along with “Black”, “White” and “Indian”. The term is not generally considered offensive in South Africa. Most Coloured South Africans have a cultural identity distinct both from that of Blacks and Whites; some (particularly those who have non-Coloured parents) may adopt the cultural identity of one (or both) of their parents.
On returning from Britain in 2002, I was revolted by the disgusting racism from the coloured community towards blacks.
Having lived in a liberal country where racism is frowned upon, it was a shock to come home and experience such racism first hand.
I found most coloureds treat blacks with utter contempt and view them as third-class citizens in Cape Town. Some openly say they wish the pass laws could be brought back, while the k-word is brandished at every opportunity.
In London most white expat South Africans were to blame for such crude behaviour. However, if you avoided South African hangouts you could blissfully enjoy London. Coming home, I expected a difference but was sadly mistaken, as I was soon sickened by racism towards blacks by coloureds almost daily.
Hispanic Gang Members Guilty of Hate Crimes Against Blacks August 3, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in African, African-American, Alejandro, american, anti-black, attacks, Bernstein, Black, Blacks, California, Card, Cazares, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Fernando, gang, Hate, Highland Park, Hispanic, Latino, Los Angeles, Martinez, Mexican, Porfirio, racial violence, Racism, Racist, Racist Hispanic, supremacist, violence, white supremacist.
Four members of a Hispanic gang were convicted of conspiring to use violence to push blacks out of their neighborhood, after federal prosecutors targeted the gang with laws normally used to prosecute white supremacist groups.All four were found to have caused the death of a black man shot while parking his car in 1999 and a man shot while standing at a bus stop in 2000 in the largely Hispanic city of Highland Park, east of Los Angeles, California.
Black On Black Crime Growing In Memphis July 29, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in African, African Americans, Askew, Black, black-on-black, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Crime, Growing, homicide, Jim Crow, Johnnie Turner, Kill, killed, Memphis, Murder, NAACP, poverty, Racism, Whalum, White.
It’s a subject most people don’t like to talk about, but many in the African American community say black on black crime in Memphis is out of control.
“I hate to hear breaking news cause I always think who got killed this time,” said Hickory Hill homeowner Freddie Askew.
What angers Freddie Askew even more is that the number of African American victims keeps piling up.
“Jim Crow didn’t destroy us, racism didn’t destroy us, it is us destroying us,” said Askew.
Already this year, Memphis has seen 91 homicides. A breakdown shows 89% of the victims are Black. And 84% of those accused of murdering the men, women and children, are also African American. 96% of the suspects are male.
THE speech was grotesquely racist – littered with cracks about dead white people. And it featured an insane call for blacks to outsmart the white man by ridding their bodies of all things white: white milk, white sugar, white bread.
But this racist rant was not spoken in a basement somewhere. It was part of a city-hosted “Unity in Diversity” event yesterday – and it took place inside the headquarters of the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. During working hours.
Your tax money at work.
The speaker was Dr. Leonard Jeffries, the disgraced City University of New York African Studies professor who rose to infamy in 1991 when he declared that Jews and the Mafia conspired to keep down blacks.
A fire-breathing Jeffries, in African dress and a photograph of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney pinned to his robe, suggested to the standing-room-only crowd of nearly 100 HPD workers that blacks were thinking and acting too white.
“If every white person in the world dropped dead, the system would continue to go on, because it’s in you now,” he said. “The system that white folks rule.”