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Akademia, Demografi, Diverse, Forbrydelse og straf, Race, Racisme, USA, venstrefløjen — Drokles on April 29, 2015 at 4:56 am

Komikeren Amer Rahman udlægger har sin forståelse af, hvilke racismeprivilegier alle ikke-hvide har fået af den hvide mands århundrede lange undertrykkelse.

Men intet er så bizart at det ikke kan være en akademisk disciplin. Aeman Ansari forklarer Huffington Posts læsere, hvorfor farvede har brug for ’sikre rum’, hvor hvide er forment adgang.

It’s not just important, but it’s essential, for marginalized groups to have safe spaces on campus to engage with people who understand what they go through. Though this group is funded by Ryerson’s student union, it works to serve a particular group and a particular purpose. Many students at Ryerson have encountered racism in their life that is impossible to forget and many are exposed to discrimination on a daily basis. This group and these sort of events allow people of colour to lay bare their experiences and to collectively combat this societal ailment. These spaces are rare places in the world not controlled by individuals who have power, who have privilege.
These spaces, which are forums where minority groups are protected from mainstream stereotypes and marginalization, are crucial to resistance of oppression and we, as a school and as a society, need to respect them.
Segregation was imposed on people of colour by people of privilege, not the other way around. The very fact that individuals organizing to help each other get through social barriers and injustices are being attacked and questioned for their peaceful assembly is proof that they were right to exclude those students.
Racialized people experience systemic discrimination on a daily basis, on many levels, and in ways that white people may never encounter. The whole point of these safe spaces is to remove that power dynamic. That’s partly what makes them spaces for healing.
The West has a history of oppressing people of colour: from Africans who were enslaved and brought to the New World, to native people whose land was stolen by Europeans. This kind of oppression is still witnessed today, in the way the black community is treated in the United States, in the state of African nations trying to recover from the collapse of the previous colonial rule, and in the continuing struggles of indigenous peoples.

Man kunne argumentere for at der var en sammenblanding af det offentlige rum og det private. Men nok om semantik; Baltimores borgmester Stephanie Rawlings-Blake tror nemlig også på at sorte skal have et ’sikre rum’ fra hvide. Tilsyneladende under samme opfattelse som football spilleren Richard Sherman af at bølle og nigger er et og det samme bad hun, ifølge Daily Caller, derfor politiet (’whithey’, ‘the man’, eller måske ‘da man’) om at sikre et rum til de demonstranter, der var kede af en narkokriminels utidige død og som havde lyst til at hærge nabolaget

I’ve made it very clear that I work with the police, and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters could exercise their right to free speech. It’s a very delicate balancing act because while we tried to make sure they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on, we gave those who wished to destroy space to do that, as well. And we worked very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to deescalate. And that’s what you saw.

Suspect Dies Baltimore

Måske de lokale føler sig en kende svigtet? Men, viser det sig, Baltimore faktisk er et rimeligt sikkert rum for farvede, skriver Daniel Greenfield for Frontpage Magazine

Baltimore has the fifth highest big city murder rate in the country. The four cities ahead of it are Detroit, New Orleans, Newark and St. Louis. All these cities have something in common. Not racism, but race.

The killers and the dead are black.

The murder rate in Baltimore stood at 37.4 to 100,000 people. There have already been 63 murders this year. Fifty-six of the victims were black. Of the 16 murders in the last 30 days, 14 of the victims were black.


Baltimore’s peaceful protests were marred by smashing cars, smashing windows, throwing rocks and assaulting random people still showing their white faces in the city. The police tried to stay out of it giving the protesters and their supporters what they really wanted; the opportunity to commit crimes without being held accountable.


Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police commissioner and a majority non-white police force. Driving out the remaining white police officers will just eliminate the race card excuse for future riots.

Studies have shown that black officers are harder on black suspects and that cops already hesitate more before shooting black suspects than white suspects. The Detroit police force is 63% black. Federal oversight over it ended only recently. The Philadelphia police force has more blacks on it than any other racial group; it also has a high rate of police shootings and was targeted by the Justice Department.


In 2013, 2,245 black people were killed by other black people. Only 189 were killed by whites. In 2012, 2,412 black people were killed by other black people. That’s tens of thousands dead over a decade.

There have been genocides with lower death tolls.

Måske er hvidt selskab det sikreste rum for en neger.

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