Posts Tagged as ‘racial profiling’

culture shockers: Thank you, NAACP for calling out the Tea Party

Earlier this week, the NAACP called on the Tea Party to reject the racism that exists within its own ranks. Not surprisingly, Tea Party activists were outraged and denied that racism is a part of their movement — despite a clear, documented pattern of bigotry and hate.Yesterday, one of the Tea Party’s biggest leaders proved [...]

July 16, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: We joined the Racial Profiling campaign – now it’s your turn

Breakthrough just joined the The Rights Working Group (RWG) Racial Profiling: Face the Truth campaign. Why have we joined? Well, racial and religious profiling is a pervasive problem that affects many communities across the country: African American,  Native American, Latino, Arab, Muslim and South Asian communities. Not only is racial and religious profiling humiliating and [...]

September 23, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: RT@kyledeb sign to tell Napolitano enough with the terrorist migration enforcement policy!

We posted today that yesterday, our Executive Director, Mallika Dutt, spoke to Janet Napolitano from DHS, about due process, racial profiling and 287g in immigration reform.  Now, look at this tweet from our friend @kyledeb on a petition from our friends at America’s Voice. RT @kyledeb Sign this petition to tell Janet Napolitano enough with the terrorist [...]

July 30, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Mallika Dutt asks Janet Napolitano about due process, racial profiling and 287g in immigration reform

Just yesterday, our Executive Director, Mallika Dutt, posed a question to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano during her briefing in NYC on “Protecting Against Terrorist Attacks in a Networked World.” Read Mallika’s question and Napolitano’s response below: QUESTIONER:  We were delighted when you were appointed DHS secretary, and we’re disappointed with the expansion of enforcement mechanisms that [...]

July 30, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: African-American Harvard and MacArthur Genius arrested going into his own home

While we’re clearly capable of electing an African-American President, racism still runs through our country in both obvious and nuanced ways. One of the more obvious instances occurred last Thursday when one of America’s most prominent scholars, Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr., was arrested in his own home on Harvard University campus where he teaches. [...]

July 22, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: German writes tell all book after being racially profiled and thrown into Guantanamo

A governor is all over the news for having an affair, but when do we ever hear of accounts like this? Today, @SusanneUre of Amnesty International posted this man’s story of racial profiling and injustice from the ACLU’s Blog of Rights. Murat Kurnaz, a 27-year-old German man of Islamic origin was sent to an American [...]

June 30, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @ anotherpundit: Radio story from NY Racial disparities task force

Check out this post from our friend anotherpundit: Radio story from NY Racial disparities task force: http://bit.ly/3NCYx The link takes you to the website of New York radio station WAMC, and a clip (and related articles) of various activists and legal scholars discussing the issue of racial profiling in America today.  The interviews discuss the [...]

May 22, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: FOX gives Sheriff Joe Arpaio his own TV show, America’s Voice says he has to go

UK Channel 4 News sent a reporter to Maricopa County, Arizona to interview Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the notoriously anti-immigrant enforcement officer who recently marched detained immigrants, shackled, through the streets to a segregated “tent city” in the desert. Meanwhile, FOX is starring Arpaio on a new reality show, Smile…You’re Under Arrest! which features wanted suspects [...]

April 15, 2009 by julie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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