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domingo, 17 de agosto de 2014

Yes to Africa, No to Latin America?

Yes to Africa, No to Latin America?
 - Watching President Barack Obama at his mega-summit with nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington, D.C., in which he announced $33 billion in investments and vowed to increase access to electricity to 60 million African households, many of us asked ourselves the same question — why doesn’t he do the same with Latin America?

In Mexico Cinderella gets to the ball while in Colombia peace gets a chance

In Mexico Cinderella gets to the ball while in Colombia peace gets a chance
 - In Mexico, it came into being earlier than in many Latin American countries and was basically a private business. In fact, the Mexican electric power ...

Whose Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness Is More Important?

Whose Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness Is More Important?
 - The American values of Life, liberty, Pursuit of Happiness do not apply to Latin-American people. America believes that the Latin American countries ...

Why Latin American leaders are standing up to Israel

Why Latin American leaders are standing up to Israel
 - And yet the Latin American position wasn't entirely surprising. Latin American nations have historically shown their support for the Palestinians.

Weak border rhetoric

Weak border rhetoric
 - Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera accused Matt Drudge's website of “the worst kind of jingoistic rhetoric ever” for carrying news stories about the dangers of illegal immigration. He said Drudge “is doing his best to stir up a civil war.”

On race, America has far to go. Ferguson won't be the last flash point

On race, America has far to go. Ferguson won't be the last flash point
 - Black Americans learned his political strategy on race early in his first term, as a group of leaders of African American organisations came to ask for ...

When They Don't Know Who You Are, All You Are Is Black'

When They Don't Know Who You Are, All You Are Is Black'
 - Bears defensive end David Bass, who grew up in St. Louis County, says harassment and racial profiling are a way of life for young African-American ...




Racial Inequality Angers US Muslims

Racial Inequality Angers US Muslims
 - Witnesses said Brown, who is African-American, had his hands up when he was shot. Brown's death triggered angry demonstrations and calls by ...

Minorities in US anger over police violence

Minorities in US anger over police violence
 - Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teen was shot down by ... 11, Ezell Ford, another young African American, was shot to death by police, just ... that occasionally minorities still become targets of police violence and racial ...

10 ways racism killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner

10 ways racism killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner
 - Police mirror the broader racial biases of white Americans towards African-Americans. The association between black people and criminality has been ...

Racial discrimination in US on the rise

Racial discrimination in US on the rise
 - Ferguson city officials have declined to identify the officer who killed Brown, stoking frustrations in the largely African-American community. Meanwhile ...

A Look Back at Presidential Responses to Racial Violence

A Look Back at Presidential Responses to Racial Violence
  - At the height of the racial turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama interrupted his Martha Vineyard vacation to urge calm and promised an open investigation into the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager shot and killed by a police officer.




Is Ferguson anomalous?

Is Ferguson anomalous?
 - Last weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. Over the course of the week, protesters — mostly African Americans from this majority-black community — were threatened and tear-gassed by the local police, most of whom are white. Throughout the nation, there was a widespread sense of outrage at such bold-faced racial injustice.

Policy/Social Context

Policy/Social Context
 - said was “persistent racial discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities in jobs, housing, education and the criminal justice system.

Nation's LGBT leaders stand in solidarity with Michael Brown

Nation's LGBT leaders stand in solidarity with Michael Brown
 - The nation's LGBT leaders have joined the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to ... “We can't be silent because LGBT people come from all races and backgrounds.” ... “Society continually sends a message that young black men are ...

Poor, Non-Working Black and Latino Men Are Nearly Non-Existent

Poor, Non-Working Black and Latino Men Are Nearly Non-Existent
 - At the time, many called him out for racism, which was fair, since everyone knows "inner cities" means black people (and Latinos to a somewhat lesser ...