Somebody pinch me. Is it 2009 or 1959? I’m just wondering after reading this article. No “minorities”, huh? From NBC in Philly:
“I heard this lady, she was like, ‘Uh, what are all these black kids doing here?’ She’s like, ‘I’m scared they might do something to my child,'” said camper Dymire Baylor.
The Creative Steps Day Camp paid more than $1900 to The Valley Swim Club. The Valley Swim Club is a private club that advertises open membership. But the campers’ first visit to the pool suggested otherwise.
“When the minority children got in the pool all of the Caucasian children immediately exited the pool,” Horace Gibson, parent of a day camp child, wrote in an email. “The pool attendants came and told the black children that they did not allow minorities in the club and needed the children to leave immediately.
The response from the club was…sad [horrible, actually]
“There was concern that a lot of kids would change the complexion … and the atmosphere of the club,” John Duesler, President of The Valley Swim Club said in a statement.
Atmosphere…I agree. Complexion, that too, but he is crazy to admit it to a news outlet. I mean, hide your racism. Don’t you know how?
Again I say…this is NOT a post-racial America.
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A study of more than 3,000 illustrations found in 29 of France’s most commonly used school books revealed that black people were frequently portrayed as jazz musicians, good sprinters or poor, while children with foreign backgrounds were shown to be inferior academically than their white French peers.
The report by Halde, the state anti-discrimination body, cites an example of a picture of a girl with a “nice French name” getting top marks while her foreign-sounding classmate, Samira, failed the exercise.
In geography and social history textbooks, Africans are consistently shown as “poor and sick” – with the exception of one photograph of a “smiling Maasai herdsman surrounded by his flock while talking on a mobile phone”.
The French education system wants to make it clear that discrimination is an offence. It conceded that improvement had been made in recent years but there was a lack of “counter-examples” – positive images to counter negative ones.
Too cute right. Every kid want to dress up as their hero for Halloween, right? Click here for more photos.
He calls the public school system a throwback to Jim Crow days.
Because Chicago Public Schools have done far too little to distance themselves from the separate-and-unequal school system of the Jim Crow Era, parents should keep their children away from classrooms when school convenes on Sept. 2, says the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has joined the growing boycott. “Whether it be funding and whether it be graduation rates, we are still separated and unequal,” Sharpton said, speaking to the congregation at the New Landmark Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday morning. “Well maybe if it wasn’t unfair, they [ministers] wouldn’t be talking about a boycott.” Illinois Gov. Todd Blagojevich says he’s working with lawmakers to bring about educational equity, The Chicago Sun Times reports. “I have called the legislators back into special session on Tuesday to focus specifically on school funding,” he told Channel 2 News. “But I think it’s wrong to encourage kids to miss school.”
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I’ve been having a lively discussion with one of our readers, Kelly, about Prince Michael Jackson and whether or not I think Michael Jackson is his father. If you read the post you will see that I’m tired. Kelly has made some good points and presented her case well. So, today’s friday question is….
Do Prince, Blanket, and Paris share any DNA with Michael Jackson?
Kelly has provided a boat load of pics…here’s a few more.
Prince and Paris
Blanket aka Prince Michael II (with their Nanny)
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Update 6/26/09: The King is Dead. Michael Jackson aka “Your favorite artist’s favorite artist” died yesterday, 6/25/09, in Los Angeles, CA. A Legend. An Icon. The KING of Pop. We love you Michael. Never can say goodbye…
Now, that being said…please post kind words and tributes to Michael in the comment box in the future. Let’s end this discussion on his children and pray for them instead.
Update 4/24/09: I almost closed this post because there have been so many comments on it. Damn, you guys have been posting since 2/13/08. Why hasn’t one of you developed a blog around this? I just might have to. I’m sure the Google Ad revenue would be huge. Maybe I’ll call it “Is Michael Black?” Sigh, ok I’m going to leave the comments open for now…I guess. Carry on.
Maybe I was supposed to know this, given the fact that Michael Jackson has been in the news a lot lately with the 25th Anniversary of Thriller…but I’ve been busy living life. I understand that he may face foreclosure on his Neverland Ranch for $23 million secured by Fortress Investments. Lot’s going on in Michael’s world too, huh? If it wasn’t for the Floacist’s Blog, I would never know of MJ’s former Black nanny (Floacist hit me with an update, below), Grace Rwaramba, a Rwandan native.
Allegedy, those 2 white children in the photo are supposed to be MJ’s. I don’t mean to be rude but I don’t think that Vitiligo has an effect on one’s sperm. Continue reading
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Arabs have Dark-Skinned vs. Light-Skinned issues too, huh? I’ll add to them to the list of Blacks and Indians. Must be all the African slaves and concubines in their ancestory.
ArabNews.com – If you are an abandoned child seeking foster parents, your chances of being adopted are much higher if your skin is lighter, according to Najla Rida, the head of the Makkah branch of the Um Al-Qura Charity Organization.
The problem is that most orphans are not fair skinned. Rida says about 85 percent of them have African features and are unwanted by Saudi adoptive families who perceive these children to be outsiders.
“Their looks indicate that they are not of Saudi origin,” she said. “They are the children of illegal residents of Makkah.”
Rida says adoptive families make it clear that they aren’t interested in these children and specifically ask for light-skinned tots. She warn that this phenomenon of leaving these children — widely perceived to have been dumped by illegal aliens on the Saudi street or the product of extramarital affairs — will eventually exacerbate social problems
“These children grow up to hate Saudi society,” she said. “It will take us a long time to rehabilitate them. These children are the result of immoral relationships, poverty and lack of religious values.” Continue reading
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