Blackball, black mark: The terms both imply wrongdoing. If you bear a black mark, you’ve done something that people hold against you. If you’ve been blackballed, you’ve been banned from joining an organization because of something you’ve done. … [Read more...] about Everyday Words And Phrases That Have Racist Connotations
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“Soul Train” had “such an impact on him. He knew he had to be on that show,” said Jeffrey Daniel, a close friend and founding member of R&B group Shalamar, who spent years dancing with Proctor. “He barely had a place to live, didn’t really have a job.” … [Read more...] about Remembering Tyrone Proctor, a pioneer of the 1970s L.A. dance style waacking
Demonstrators spray-painted statues of Columbus and De León, a Spanish conquistador who landed in Florida, in Bayfront Park with the letters “George Floyd,” “BLM,” and a hammer and sickle, news outlets reported. Miami police said one man encouraged other protesters to attack a patrol car and he smashed the vehicle’s windshield with his skateboard, shattering glass on officers inside. … [Read more...] about Where have statues of Confederates, and other historical figures, been removed?
The Lafayette Square statue is known among sculptors for the technical achievement of its stance: It is supported only on the back legs of Jackson’s horse. The monument is stable because the horse’s legs are made of iron wrapped in bronze, presumably a product in part of Reid’s engineering skills. … [Read more...] about Column: Twilight of the hero statues of the Confederacy
A study produced by then-President Obama’s DOJ provides similar data about murders and race from 1980 to 2008. The report noted, “Blacks were disproportionately represented as both homicide victims and offenders. The victimization rate for blacks (27.8 per 100,000) was 6 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000). The offending rate for blacks (34.4 per 100,000) was almost 8 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000).” … [Read more...] about NYTimes: ‘Nothing to See’ as Murders Spike 22 Percent Amid Protests