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Hoodwinked History: How False Civil Rights Narratives Distort Modern Freedom Struggles | The Root

Hoodwinked History: How False Civil Rights Narratives Distort Modern Freedom Struggles | The Root

-We all know how sanitized mainstream black history has become. Matin Luther King Jr.? Now he was a kumbaya preacher-man. Rosa Parks was a tired seamstress- she didn’t get up because he feet were hurting. Can you blame her? Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, everybody loved Muhammad Ali. Turns out that this remixed, retelling of black history is doing more harm than good. Today’s package: Whitewashing Black History. Over the years what we’ve come to refer to…

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The Problem with Cancel Culture | Ayishat Akanbi

The Problem with Cancel Culture | Ayishat Akanbi

‘Cancel Culture’ I think is complex, it’s complex because humans are complex, and that’s something we like to negate online. We should not undermine how quickly people can change their ideas. I know online it seems that people don’t change their ideas, because they are encouraged not to, but our ideas can change quite quickly. And so to cancel people for tweets that they made years ago, potentially even things they said last week I think it’s just to lie…

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Episode 1 (Segment 3): Challenges and Dilemmas of Black Studies

Episode 1 (Segment 3): Challenges and Dilemmas of Black Studies

As a relatively new and still developing discipline, Black Studies faces many challenges, dilemmas and paradoxes that scholars, students and academics must grapple with. Among them: Given that black studies is both a response to and a means of addressing social inequality how we get around the fact that social inequality is largely a barrier between black studies those whose needs it is intended to address? How do we achieve and educational impact on a critical mass of people in…

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Episode 1 (Segment 2): The Establishment of Black Studies

Episode 1 (Segment 2): The Establishment of Black Studies

As we can see, the critical issue here is the power to define. Since historically the black experience has been defined through the European lens (at least over the past four hundred years or so) Black Studies is largely an effort to reclaim and redefine the experience of persons of African descent. That’s exactly the reason why naming is so important. The different departments that have of sprung up throughout the country do vary in the terms they use to…

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Malcolm X Biography

Malcolm X Biography

Malcolm X Biography Civil Rights Activist, Minister (1925–1965) African-American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X articulated concepts of race pride and black nationalism in the 1950s and ’60s. Who Was Malcolm X? Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 to February 21, 1965) was a minister, human rights activist and prominent black nationalist leader who served as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam during the 1950s and 1960s. Due largely to his efforts, the Nation of…

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The 1960s in America: Crash Course US History #40

The 1960s in America: Crash Course US History #40

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course US History and today we’re gonna talk about the 1960s. Mr. Green, Mr. Green. Great. The decade made famous by the narcissists who lived through it. Hey, Me From the Past, finally you and I agree about something wholeheartedly. But while I don’t wish to indulge the baby-boomers’ fantasies about their centrality to world history, the sixties were an important time. I mean, there was the Cold War, Vietnam, a rising tide…

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Top 10 Political Assassinations of the 20th Century

Top 10 Political Assassinations of the 20th Century

their opinions cost them their lives welcome to watchmojo.com and today we'll be counting down the top ten political assassinations of the 20th century number 10 go didn't seem as the first president of south vietnam team was steadfastly anti-communist this earned him united states support however when the u.s. discovered zine was massacring buddhists he lost that support he was captured and assassinated on November 2nd 1963 during a coup d'etat in what proved to be a turning point…

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Malcolm X – Don't Sit-In, Stand Up; On Black Nationalism

Malcolm X – Don't Sit-In, Stand Up; On Black Nationalism

once you change your philosophy you change your thought pattern once you change your thought pattern you change your attitude once you change your attitude it changes your behavior pattern and then you go on into some action there's no means you got to sit down philosophy you'll have a sit down thought pattern and as long as you think that old sit down thought you'll be in some kind of sit down everywhere it's not so good to refer…

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On Transmitting Ideology

On Transmitting Ideology

we must look to serve it and not selfishness but service is a foundation the progress in the lane but there's only one guaranteed way you can happy few years ago that was a shining moment in that struggle I would remind you that extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice and what then and what then and what then and let me remind you also that moderation and the pursuit of justice is no virtue the redeployment…

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