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Chronicle of Higher Ed blogger advocates eliminating Black Studies

The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations.

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You’ll have to forgive the lateness but I just got around to reading The Chronicle’s recent piece on the young guns of black studies. If ever there were a case for eliminating the discipline, the sidebar explaining some of the dissertations being offered by the best and the brightest of black-studies graduate students has made it. What a collection of left-wing victimization claptrap. The best that can be said of these topics is that they’re so irrelevant no one will ever look at them.

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March to commemorate the Nakba: March for Palestine, march for return

May 19, 2012
Clark Park to Grandview Park
Gather at 14th and Commercial for March
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W
British Columbia CA
March and rally to commemorate the Nakba in Palestine, demand the right of return and expose Canada's own genocide of indigenous people.
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Fifty Years of Freedom – Anniversary Speakers Series

Jun 1, 2012
SFU Woodwards – Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
8888 University Drive
V5A 1S6 Burnaby , BC
Canada
49° 16' 48.99" N, 122° 55' 21.432" W
British Columbia CA
A day-long symposium featuring some of the highest profile civil liberties defenders in Canada.
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Swedish Culture Minister cuts blackface cake, causes scandal

So thi shocking bit of news has been making the rounds lately. Swedish Minister of Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth was marking World Art Day in Stockholm n April 15 and they were also celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Swedish Art Organization. So several artists were invited to make birthday cakes.

Makode Linde, an Afro-Swedish artist, made this cake (also playing the head and screaming in pain each time someone cut from it):

 

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The New Jim Crow

 

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Obama's mere presence in the Oval Office is offered as proof that "the land of the free" has finally made good on its promise of equality. There's an implicit yet undeniable message embedded in his appearance on the world stage: this is what freedom looks like; this is what democracy can do for you. If you are poor, marginalized, or relegated to an inferior caste, there is hope for you. Trust us. Trust our rules, laws, customs, and wars. You, too, can get to the promised land.

Perhaps greater lies have been told in the past century, but they can be counted on one hand. Racial caste is alive and well in America.

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Capitalism and colonialism: Moving forward looking back

Apr 13, 2012 to Apr 14, 2012
SFU Harbour Centre, rm 1400
515 West Hastings Street
V6B 5K3 Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 3.0228" N, 123° 6' 43.542" W
British Columbia CA
Educational and experiential lectures plus workshop investigating the relationships between capitalism and colonialism.
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African Awakening: The Emerging Revolutions

Apr 3, 2012
The Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant
577 Gladstone Ave.
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 33.3" N, 75° 42' 2.2788" W
Ontario CA
A book launch for African Awakening by Kenyan activist and founder of Pambazuka News Firoze Manji
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Never Come Back: Documentary film screening and panel discussion

Apr 11, 2012 to Apr 12, 2012
Library and Archives Auditorium
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 10.2684" N, 75° 42' 27.126" W
Ontario CA
Please join us for our first screening of the year, the locally-produced documentary on Roma refugees, Never Come Back by Karl Nerenberg.
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Words of Resistance: Centre for Women and Trans People's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Mar 29, 2012
Centre for Women and Trans People at the University of Toronto
563 Spadina Ave.
M5S2J7 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 35.8488" N, 79° 24' 1.0368" W
Ontario CA
Join us for an evening of performance, socialization, food, and fun! The centre is hosting an Open Mic night in celebration of our 25th anniversary and we want you to be a part of our celebration!
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Vagina Monologues 2012

Mar 11, 2012 to Mar 12, 2012
Bell Theatre, Minto Centre
Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 23' 0.2544" N, 75° 41' 39.1272" W
Ontario CA
Come out to a hilarious and poignant show all about the joys, trials and tribulations associated with being a woman!
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BIG on Green Launch, Marketplace and Symposium and concert in the dark

Mar 31, 2012 to Apr 1, 2012
Humber College
205 Humber College Blvd. Etobicoke Highway 27 and Finch Avenue
M9W 5L7 Etobicoke , ON
Canada
43° 43' 50.646" N, 79° 36' 1.7712" W
Ontario CA
Green Marketplace, Sympsium & Pedal Powered Concert Launches BIG on Green on Earth Hour. This is the place to be for anyone involved with or interested in the Green Economy
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Holocaust movies about The Roma

There have been many movies made which deal with the fate of Jews during the Holocaust. Unfortunatley it seems as though there haven't been a lot films made about the Roma expierence during the Shoah . I was wondering whether the Babble community knew of movies that deal with that aspect of Hitler's campaign of mass murder.

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