Racism against African American women

This video about Washington D.C. in the USA says about itself:

6 May 2017

Students at American University have been targeted with racist messages. Brett Erlich, Hannah Cranston, and Kim Horcher, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“Students and officials at American University continued to respond this week to a racially charged incident on the college’s campus in which bananas were found hanging from strings “in the shape of nooses,” according to the school.

“I regret this happened, apologize to everyone offended, and state emphatically that this incident does not reflect what American University truly is,” AU President Neil Kerwin said in a memo sent Monday evening.

Kerwin called the incident a “cowardly, despicable act.”

“Know that American University remains committed to principles of diversity, inclusion, common courtesy, and human dignity, and acts of bigotry only strengthen our resolve,” the memo stated. “Anyone who does not feel similarly does not belong here.”

Read more here.

A Texas middle school where white students subjected a 12-year-old African American girl to months of racist insults failed to appropriately discipline the offenders or use the opportunity to teach tolerance, the girl’s father said. The incidents at Tippit Middle School in Georgetown, Texas, which school officials deemed “racially harassing,” according to a report obtained by HuffPost, included students calling the girl an “ape” and a “slave” and pretending to whip her: here.

BLACK LAWMAKER QUITS OVER ONLINE ABUSE Vermont state Rep. Ruqaiyah “Kiah” Morris, (D-Bennington), the state’s only black female lawmaker, has decided not to run for re-election in the House due to online harassment and racist threats. [HuffPost]

Even In The Military, Black People Are Punished Disproportionately, Report Shows. A new study suggests that black service members face discrimination in the military justice system: here.

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