Black People : UN investigates racism in the U.S.

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  1. OldSoul

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    UN investigates racism in Harlem and the U.S.
    by SAEED SHABAZZ Special to the AmNews

    United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance Doudou Diene opened his eight-city tour on May 21 in Harlem at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the invitation of the Brooklyn-based December 12th Movement International Secretariat.
    Before introducing the guest of honor, attorney Roger Wareham placed the event into its proper context. “If not for Malcolm X and his analysis and demand that our struggle for civil rights be seen as a struggle for human rights, we would not be here today,” Wareham said.
    In a 1964 interview in the Monthly Review, Malcolm X explained his reason for saying that Blacks in America should see their struggle as a human rights issue. “Once the Civil Rights Movement is expanded to a human rights movement, our African brothers, Asian brothers and Latin American brothers can place it before the agenda of the [UN] General Assembly, and Uncle Sam has no more to say about it.”...
    ...The first speaker at the May 21 event at the Schomburg was Valerie Bell, mother of Sean Bell. She said police brutality was a type of racism. “We can no longer view the police as our protectors,” Bell said.
    Dr. Adelaide Sanford, vice chancellor of the NYS Board of Regents, told Diene, “There is racism in the education system” in New York City and in the state “manifested by the failure to include the true history of America in the curriculum.”
    “Racism is the system; and it has been in place since the beginning of this country,” stated Dr. Esmeralda Simmons of Medgar Evers College.
    Ramona Africa, minister of communications for the Philadelphia-based MOVE organization and the only adult to survive the 1985 massacre at MOVE families at the hands of the mayor and police department, told Diene, “The world needs to know about this racist system.”
    Speaking on behalf of political prisoners such as Mumia Abu Jamal and the “San Francisco 8” was attorney Tariq Salim Warren. He said racism was the at the bottom of “what happens on a daily basis to Blacks who are brought before the courts.”...
    ...Dahoud Andre noted the many issues facing Haitian immigrants in the U.S. One of the most emotional testimonies came from Vanessa James, a Queens mother, who said her 6-year-old daughter, Amber, was taken from her home back in August 2007 by ACS. “They said we took her to the doctor too much,” James told Diene.
    Diene is scheduled to wrap up his tour in Washington, D.C., on June 6. In between there will be stops in Chicago, Ill.; Omaha, Neb.; Los Angeles, Calif.; New Orleans, La.; and Puerto Rico.
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  2. Edward Williams

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    Sounds good but ain't nothing gonna become of it. Because of the definition of "racism" they are using. One example is this quote:

    Racism (White Supremacy) is a SYSTEM. The educational system exists within the SYSTEM of racism (white supremacy)...not the other way around. The SYSTEM of racism (white supremacy) is comprised of 9 areas of people activity; economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war.

    The definition of words provide focus of what the person is talking about. Because of the definition of the word racism they use they also lump in a lot of other things such as "discrimination", "xenophobia", "intolerance" on and so forth.

    The white people who practice racism (white supremacy) run the so-called educational system worldwide. Ain't nobody falling off of boats trying to get to what is called Africa to learn how to build pyramids. There are black people falling off of boats with their babies in their hands trying to get close to white people to learn how to do things. Ain't no hundreds of thousands of white people flocking to China to try to learn from them filling up their universities. The so-called Chinese people are trying to get close to the white people too. Filling up universities where white people are...trying to learn what the white people know. This is just one example of one area of people activity that is called education...taking a global view or a universal view of how things are run and who is in control of what.

    When the so-called UN changes their definition of "racism" so that racism is the same as "white supremacy" only then will the people who need help the most will get the most help. Justice is about helping the people who need help the most.