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African American Muslims and the Plantation Effect, by Imam Luqman Ahmad

In a socio-economic sense, most African Americans live in a second-class, plantation-like existence. Don’t get me wrong, it beats outright slavery, but it’s a slave-like existence nonetheless. 1,730 more words

Islam In America

"Dog Whistle" Is the GOP's Longtime Political Weapon of Choice

Ian Haney-Lopez:  The notion of “Dog Whistle Politics” is that a lot of our political speech is being conducted in code. … The metaphor is one in which, in political speech, on one level, some of these coded phrases are silent; and on the other, they’re producing strong racial reactions.    2,461 more words

Racism

Trump Exposes Phony Republicans' True Colors

The National Interest, August 15, 2016

–Commentary by Ying Ma

Establishment Republicans won’t stop saying or doing stupid things this election season. One after another, they have declared their hatred for Donald Trump or endorsed Hillary Clinton. 90 more words

U.S. Foreign Policy

60 years of women’s activism in South Africa: from the 1956 Women’s March to #RememberKhwezi

Women stand in small groups, sometimes even alone, silently holding placards: “REJECT SLUMS, SQUATTERS, GROUP AREAS BILLS” and “RELEASE OR CHARGE ALL DETAINEES”. People pass and stare, sometimes yelling angrily, or spit on them, or even driving up on the pavement to try and run them over. 1,879 more words

Violence Against Women