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Tammerie Day wrote this post reflecting

Tammerie Day wrote this post reflecting

Tammerie Day wrote this post reflecting on 2 workshops ROJ presented at #WildGooseFest http://ow.ly/yyXDi

Round Up: The Rodger Murders, Misogyny, and White Supremacy

Round Up: The Rodger Murders, Misogyny, and White Supremacy

A lot is being written about the mass killing spree of Elliot Rodger. I though I’d just post a quick summary and link to some articles, but the more I read, the more wished articles took on a more rounded, intersectional analysis. Rodger’s complex story includes male entitlement and misogyny, internalized racism/white supremacy, heteronormativity, mental illness, and
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Vincent Harding has Transitioned

Vincent Harding has Transitioned

Vincent Harding, one of the great Civil Rights leaders, died yesterday. Roots of Justice feels a special connection to him, since he and his wife Rosemarie we involved in some early racial justice work with Mennonite Central Committee, ROJ’s former parent organization. “You can’t start a movement,” Harding said, “but you can prepare for one.” via Rest
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Easy Racism: Donald Sterling, Cliven Bundy, and a lot of other people

Easy Racism: Donald Sterling, Cliven Bundy, and a lot of other people

It’s been a good week for those who like to be incensed. Two aging white men said some very offensive and racist things on tape and the media has showered us all with righteous anger. Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers pro basketball team, has been banned from pro ball and fined as much as possible
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Linguistic Racism

Linguistic Racism

On Saturday I was shopping at the farmer’s market, and for the entertainment of children, a magician was putting on a brief show. During the classic Cup Trick, he had everyone count the cups – “one, two, three” – and then in Spanish, French, and German. Then, “In Japanese, ….” and he added three nonsense words that
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Increasing segregation

Increasing segregation

Charles Blow lays out some statistics in his opinion piece in the NYTimes today. He focuses on the increasing segregation by class and race that US neighborhoods are experiencing, like “about 40 percent of white Americans and about 25 percent of nonwhite Americans are surrounded exclusively by friends of their own race.” The associated infographic isn’t precisely about
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