Racist Imperialism Killed Millions in Congo
“More than 5.4 million died in the DRC as a direct or indirect consequence of the ongoing racist, neocolonial policy imposed on the Congolese population in an attempt to dismantle the Congo,” said Marie Claire Faray, a Congolese member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Faray and others will appear on a global webinar on human rights and AFRICOM, the US military command in Africa, December 4.
Racism and Violence Against Blacks Endemic to US
Critical Race Theory holds that racism is endemic to US society, while Afropessimism and Social Death “suggests that, regardless of what Black bodies do, [they] will experience gratuitous violence,” said Shameka Powell, co-director of Educational Studies at Tufts University. Powell is co-author of a paper titled, “Kissing Cousins: Critical Race Theory’s Racial Realism and Afropessimism’s Social Death.”
Half of Brazil’s Black “Quilombos” Denied State Recognition
The autonomous settlements established by Black and indigenous Brazilians to escape slavery and ongoing oppression number between 3,000 and 5,000, “but the Brazilian government only recognizes about half of them in terms of cultural rights” and even less in terms of land rights, said Carla Guerron Montero, an anthropologist at the University of Delaware. Professor Montero has done an extensive study of quilombos, whose residents’ are best described as an ethnic, rather than a racial, group.
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