Black People : Racism No Longer Exists...

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  1. kemetkind

    kemetkind Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5012182.stm

    Only a fortnight before the World Cup starts, racism has shot to the centre of public debate in Germany.

    While anti-racism campaigners have warned black and Asian fans against visiting parts of Berlin and the former communist east Germany, politicians have leapt to reassure non-white visitors they will be safe.

    Concerns have been heightened in recent weeks by a series of apparently racist attacks.

    A German left-wing politician of Turkish origin was left with serious head injuries after attackers shouting "dirty foreigner" mugged him in Berlin, police said.

    And last month an Ethiopian-born man was beaten into a coma in a suspected racist attack in Potsdam, the capital of Brandenburg state - a part of the former east Germany which surrounds Berlin.

    With many thousands of fans expected in Berlin for matches including the World Cup final, anti-racism campaigners say they fear black and Asian fans may stray into areas which are not safe.

    'Risk to life'

    One such warning came from Uwe-Karsten Heye, a former government spokesman who now heads an anti-racism lobby, Gesicht Zeigen.

    Map showing Brandenburg and Saxony states in Germany

    "There are small and mid-sized towns in Brandenburg and elsewhere I would advise anyone with a different skin colour not to go," he said.

    "They may not leave with their lives."

    The Africa Council (Afrika-Rat), a group which represents Africans in Germany, has also said it will publish a brochure listing "no-go areas" which non-white visitors to the Berlin area should avoid.

    The latest report from Germany's domestic intelligence agency is certainly not encouraging.

    It shows a 27% increase in violence committed by far-right extremists in 2005 compared with the previous year.
     
  2. kemetkind

    kemetkind Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Surge in Racist Mood Raises Concerns on Eve of World Cup

    By JERE LONGMAN
    Published: June 4, 2006

    HAMBURG, Germany, June 3 — As he left the soccer field after a club match in the eastern German city of Halle on March 25, the Nigerian forward Adebowale Ogungbure was spit upon, jeered with racial remarks and mocked with monkey noises. In rebuke, he placed two fingers under his nose to simulate a Hitler mustache and thrust his arm in a Nazi salute.

    Marc Zoro, right, an Ivory Coast native, was a target of racial slurs from the home fans in Messina, Italy. Adriano, a star with Inter Milan, tried to persuade him to stay on the field.

    From now until its conclusion on July 9, Jeff Z. Klein and other staff members of The Times and International Herald Tribune will track the world's most popular sporting event.


    In April, the American defender Oguchi Onyewu, playing for his professional club team in Belgium, dismissively gestured toward fans who were making simian chants at him. Then, as he went to throw the ball inbounds, Onyewu said a fan of the opposing team reached over a barrier and punched him in the face.

    International soccer has been plagued for years by violence among fans, including racial incidents. But FIFA, soccer's Zurich-based world governing body, said there has been a recent surge in discriminatory behavior toward blacks by fans and other players, an escalation that has dovetailed with the signing of more players from Africa and Latin America by elite European clubs.

    This "deplorable trend," as FIFA has called it, now threatens to embarrass the sport on its grandest stage, the World Cup, which opens June 9 for a monthlong run in 12 cities around Germany. More than 30 billion cumulative television viewers are expected to watch part of the competition and Joseph S. Blatter, FIFA's president, has vowed to crack down on racist behavior during the tournament.

    Players and antiracism experts said they expected offensive behavior during the tournament, including monkey-like chanting; derisive singing; the hanging of banners that reflect neofascist and racist beliefs; and perhaps the tossing of bananas or banana peels, all familiar occurrences during matches in Spain, Italy, eastern Germany and eastern Europe.

    "For us it's quite clear this is a reflection of underlying tensions that exist in European societies," said Piara Powar, director of the London-based antiracist soccer organization Kick It Out. He said of Eastern Europe: "Poverty, unemployment, is a problem. Indigenous people are looking for easy answers to blame. Often newcomers bear the brunt of the blame."

    "Racism is a feature of many football leagues inside and outside Europe," said Wachter, who expects most problems to occur outside stadiums where crowds are less controlled. "We're sure we will see some things we're used to seeing. It won't stop because of the World Cup."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/04/s...=1&ei=5087 &en=087424ff9c750a88&ex=1149566400
     
  3. spicybrown

    spicybrown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Old ways die hard:nono:
     
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    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes it still exists, however this isn't the form of it that causes the most trouble for us......it's far too familiar.
     
  5. That Jones Boy

    That Jones Boy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Soccer has a whole bunch of racist supporters spain and Eastern Europe have some of the very overt and worst.
     
  6. bigtown

    bigtown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Racism is in full affect. Black people hate black people more than ever. Check the murder rate of black men against other black men. Check out the way black men disrespect black women and vice versa.

    "BIG"
     
  7. HarryAllen

    HarryAllen Active Member MEMBER

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    Yep. "Other" folks have hated us as soon as they layed eyes on us. Nothing new. What is new is how much we hate ourselves when we look in the mirror.
     
  8. spicybrown

    spicybrown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Harry....

    Why do YOU think they hated us on sight in the beginning? Not all Black folks hate themselves. I, for one, don't hate myself.:roll:
     
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    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi HarryAllen! :) Welcome to the Destee family! Yes, this is true.... we seem to have a very difficult time questioning our self-image in the midst of the white/nonblack 'supremacy' regime and often fail to realize that how we treat each other based on image alone is abnormal behavior. We don't come here on self-hate mode yet we've mastered the art of disguising self-rejection behind pretty 'masks.' Peace!
     
  10. HarryAllen

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    "The Destruction of Black Civilization" by Chancellor Williams. Read all about it.
     
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