Rev. Pinkney Arrested AGAIN, supporters: Lynn Stewart, Voice Of Detroit, EXPOSED,

What's really happening to the people of Benton Harbor:
The thrust [of the Berrien county courthouse] is to physically remove and destroy families through the use
of the criminal justice system. Every person they can put in jail; every person whose voting rights they can
revoke with a felony conviction; every person they can cause to lose their job by putting them on probation;
every person they can cause to lose the ability to pay for basic necessities through imposing ruinous court
costs and probation is all part of the process. In the 1960s, it was called Negro removal. In Bosnia, it was
called ethnic cleansing. It could be called genocide, the removal of the minority population for the purpose
of redevelopment of the land. That’s what’s happening in Benton Harbor and the foremost leader
of the resistance is Rev. Edward Pinkney. --Civil rights attorney, Hugh "Buck" Davis

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Excellent book about white privilege & racism

Robert Jensen has just published a book that is well worth reading. Here is a short description with info at the end:

An honest look at U.S. racism, and the liberal platitudes that attempt to conceal it.

In "The Souls of Black Folk", W.E.B. DuBois wrote that the real question whites wanted to ask him, but were afraid to, was: "How does it feel to be a problem?" In "The Heart of Whiteness", Robert Jensen writes that it is time for white America to self-consciously reverse the direction of that question at the heart of color. It's time for white people to fully acknowledge that in the racial arena, they are the problem.

While some whites would like to think that we have reached "the end of racism" in the U.S., and others would like to celebrate diversity but remain oblivious to the political, economic, and social consequences of a nation founded on a system of white supremacy, Jensen proposes a different approach. He sets his sights not only on the racism that can't be hidden, but also on the liberal platitudes that sometimes conceal the depths of that racism in American "polite society."

This book offers an honest and rigorous exploration of what Jensen refers to as the depraved nature of whiteness in the United States. Mixing personal experience with data and theory, Jensen faces down the difficult realities of race, racism, and white privilege. He argues that any system that denies non-white people their full humanity also keeps white people from fully accessing their own.

This book is both a cautionary tale for those white people who believe that they have transcended racism, and also an expression of the hope for genuine transcendence.

"Very few white writers have been able to point out the pathological nature of white privilege and supremacy with the eloquence of Robert Jensen. "In The Heart of Whiteness", Jensen demonstrates not only immense wisdom on the issue of race, but does so in the kind of direct and accessible fashion that separates him from virtually any other academic scholar, or journalist, writing on these subjects today.

"With radical honesty, hard facts, and an abundance of insight and compassion, Robert Jensen lays out strategies for recognizing and dismantling white privilege and helping others to do the same. This text is more than just important; it's useful. Jensen demonstrates again that he is a leading voice in the American quest for justice." -Adam Mansbach, author of Angry Black White Boy, or The Miscegenation of Macon Detornay

The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege
by Robert Jensen
Available September 2005, City Lights Books
ISBN 0-87286-449-9
Paperback, 124 pp


Anonymous said...

STOP being racist with this web site. My God all you write about is how the black man gets screwed from the white man. You know things have changed and the reasons that black people are getting in trouble and not have jobs is because they choose that life and choose to live like that. There are many blacks that said I am going to be different and work. Colin Powell, P Diddy, Black pro athletes just to name a few thousand. Learn about what you write. Life is all about the choices that you make and no one can make a choice for you. You make them on your own. White folks do not look better or succeed better they just work and make right choices and there are many blacks that do the same. The people you guys BITCH about is the folks that always get in trouble and want to blame some one for there actions. And for the most part it is the white judge or white officer not the black judge or black officer cause they do no wrong. Rev. Pickney what if a black judge did the same thing as the judges that you say are corrupt. If the black judge showed cause to try you would you bitch then. I think not. You need to realize that you are fighting a fight that was won over 90 years ago. Blacks are just as equal as whites and females are just as equal as men. Criminals all act a like when they are in need of an excuse they can find one. It is never there fault it was the system or the drugs or the alcohol or they are mental. No way it was there choice and no one made it for them. For one time place something in this site that is positive and means something because the CRAP you write in here just makes no sense at all. Someone who believes in GOD like you and the followers that follow you should not write things like this. Do you blame GOD for the civil unjust that you so call think there is.. Because GOD created this earth and who is on it.. I would say he is not to blame but people like you are to blame.

Anonymous said...

August 29, 1957


Anonymous said...

Nice website.excellent you are right on point.


Anonymous said...

I'm Henry. I don't like this site. Who put my name there?