Black People : The Whitening of Arizona; not just a Mexican ish!

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i still cannot believe that there is no one article about Black parents protesting the return to Jim Crow education in Arizona and the return tostate rights, that the civil rights movement really battled against and when Malcolm united with Martin, he understood it was not just to sit on a toilet next to white folks, but there was a bigger issue there, bigger then integration


    Published on Saturday, June 5, 2010 by CommonDreams.org
    Erasing Arizona: Dark-skinned Mural Faces Ordered “Lightened” to Appease Bigotry
    by Randall Amster

    It is difficult to fully explain the impacts of Arizona's burgeoning and overt anti-immigrant climate these days. To outsiders it must seem like either the inmates have finally taken over the asylum, or alternatively that someone is finally standing up to an inept federal government. To those of us living here, it further appears as either a formalized decree of misguided policies that have long been in place below the radar, or a chance to finally push a brewing agenda to its logical and necessary extreme on a statewide scale. While all of these sentiments possess a kernel of truth, more to the point is that Arizona today has in many ways simply become a veritable theater of the absurd.

    To wit: legalizing racial profiling, banning ethnic studies, dismissing teachers with accents, lauding "ethnic cleansing" policies, militarizing the border, seeking to abolish the 14th Amendment (the one that makes the bill of rights applicable to the states and makes anyone born here a citizen), and more. Still, all of this pales (pun intended) to a recent localized atrocity that speaks volumes to the climate of antipathy and purification being plied here in the desert. In a twisted feat of modernized and imposed "passing," artists in Prescott have been pressured to "lighten" the dark-skinned faces on a just-completed public mural due to a backlash inspired by a city council member who said that he failed to see "anything that ties the community into that mural."

    In other words, the appearance of a brown-skinned face in the mural is not reflective of the community - despite the fact that demographic data indicates that people of color comprise over 15% of the regional population, and that in Arizona as a whole this demographic represents an estimated one-third of the state's inhabitants. In fact, and as a partial ........

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/05-1
     
  2. Omowale Jabali

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    "As demonstrated in apartheid regimes, increasing gaps in political power and economic opportunity that are enforced with race-based laws wind up requiring more such laws as well as the overt use of force to maintain their utility over time. The result is a slippery slope in which the very thing that is most feared by those in power - namely an empowered minority that undermines the existing social order - inevitably comes to pass as the dominant class overreaches in their attempt to "hold on" and winds up delegitimizing itself in the process. In the end, this is essentially a path to self-imposed oblivion, and Arizona's old guard may well be in the process of replicating it. Unfortunately, in this process, no one prospers and the resultant wounds can take generations to heal."


    So long as non-white people remain divided on issues such as immigration and reform this slope will just get longer and more slippery.
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you brother, I learned my lesson!!!

    and

    from the Aztecs and Mayans in NYC
    I have received nothing but love and friendship, and that kinda quiet and humble solidarity of the opressed that native Americans show to Black folks who try to be aware.
     
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    Perhaps you need to share some of that love with one of your sisters who keeps equating the same Aztecs and Mayan with nazis.

    I recieve nothing but love from them as well here in occupied Aztlan.

    Peace!
     
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    Excuse me as i reiterate this one point.

    As demonstrated in apartheid regimes, increasing gaps in political power and economic opportunity that are enforced with race-based laws wind up requiring more such laws as well as the overt use of force to maintain their utility over time.
     
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    Chuck:

    Do keep in mind it was and usually are the group 'haves' who write and speak about how multiculturalism should be played out/ushered in...

    Flashforward and we haves not need to speak up and out in our own behalf...

    For some that can and will be new and news:

    Though that is called for!

    Via the here and now...

    :fyi:
     
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