Friday, July 29, 2011

Man finds racism where he lives

A man moved to Houston and at his new home he is facing racism where the security guards will not let in any non-whites.

HOUSTON - David Williams thought moving to Houston from Boston would be a good idea.

"For the most part, when we first moved in, everything was low key," Williams said. “Sometimes you see wandering eyes around the neighborhood."

That neighborhood happens to be the Royal Oaks subdivision , one of Houston’s most exclusive communities. Homes there are valued from $400,000 to $3 million.

Williams leased a home on Stuart Manor. As time went by, things got progressively worse.
"They must be selling drugs so now, it's we're selling drugs in the neighborhood," he said.
But he said that was easy compared to his next experience: 2 weeks ago, all of his guests were denied entry into the subdivision, stopped at the front gate.

All of those guests were African American.

He went to go pick up his cousin who was walking on foot through the gate at the front of the door. That's when he said a security guard told him the following, "Look, I'm not allowed to let you guys in. We personally don't have a problem with you, but we'll lose our jobs."

When he asked that guard to explain, he saw 2 pieces of paper stating, "David Williams (address hidden) is not allowed to have any company."

The security guard told him that order came down from the community manager. When asked if anyone could come in, Quanell X said the security guard told him, "Off the record, someone white can come in but we were instructed that no black males can go to that address."

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It was Memorial Day weekend when Williams' uncle heard some people at the garage door, he said. The group was in a golf car, allegedly yelling and kicking the door.

"Calling him the N-word, calling him a bunch of names, other racial terms," he said. "They said, 'Come out, come out. We have something for you. You're not going to move into our neighborhood.'"
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

2 white teens run down black man

Racist hate acts are still happening today...
Two young white men assaulted and then killed a black man by driving into him with a pick-up truck in Mississippi's largest city, a prosecutor said yesterday.

It's alleged that the pair, both 18, were looking for a black man to assault in Jackson, with one of them later bragging on the phone to a friend about killing 49-year-old father James Craig Anderson.

Mr Anderson, who is of African-American descent, was run over by a Ford pickup outside a Jackson hotel near dawn on June 26 and died later in hospital, District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said during a bond hearing for Deryl Dedmon, who is accused of driving the truck.

'Dedmon murdered this victim because he was a black man,' Smith said. 'We do have information that they were rejoicing after killing the victim.'

Smith said Dedmon called a friend after the alleged crime and said: 'I just ran that n****r over.'

He added: 'It was an intentional act and it was a hate crime.'
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Racial stereotypes in ads

There are at least two new ad campaigns that are drawing attention for there not-so-hidden stereotypes.

First, there is the Pepsi commercial with the polar bears. Just watch and listen to it.


Second, are the ads by Summer's Eve. Alexis Garrett Stodghill over at The Atlanta Post has a great post about the stereotypical ads, make sure to read it (link below).
The campaign is comprised of three different ads, each depicting a woman's vagina - talking as a vertical "mouthing" hand. That sounds bad enough, but what makes the "Hail to the V" campaign disgusting is how the race and culture of each lady part of color is made aggressively clear. While the white hand gets to talk in an educated voice about wholesome things like going to the gym, the black hand talks about weaves and hitting the club - and the Latina hand? She derides her owner’s tacky leopard thong in a string of Spanish-laced saucy talk. Really Summer's Eve?
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