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Thank you for bringing out the long-standing myth ...

2007-10-08T13:17:00.000-05:00

Thank you for bringing out the long-standing myth by the media and Americans generally that the South being the bastion of racism.
What about the antiblack draft riots of NYC in 1863? It's only recently that historians and scholars are discussing about this and only in neutral tones. Does Central Park, Bensonhurst, Howard Beach, Rodney King, LA Riots, Detroit riots, East St. Louis, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Sundown Towns ring a bell? These incidents occur outside of the South. So the idea that the South being a Bastion of racism is a lie, for racism is alive and well in North and West.

Stephanie B.



The post is actually quite concrete and I'm tempte...

2007-09-25T00:43:00.000-05:00

The post is actually quite concrete and I'm tempted to say it's the best I've seen on this subject - I may be forgetting someone so let's say one of the very best since it addresses issues like the othering of the south, the destructiveness of the notion that racism was a thing of the past, etc., and introduces ideas such as the south as bellwether.

Actually I think I have only just understood, via this post, how problematic the idea that racism is in the past, or is an anomaly which takes place over there, is. I mean,
I understood it before, but I *saw* it, which is different.



THANK YOU!I'm glad this blog was pointed out to me...

2007-09-23T22:55:00.000-05:00

THANK YOU!

I'm glad this blog was pointed out to me!

The overall scope of racism is not a generally discussed topic. Certainly, as was so insightfully pointed out, we here in the north see a variant of the same thing.



thanks for the comments--I worried about my lack o...

2007-09-17T18:57:00.000-05:00

thanks for the comments--I worried about my lack of concrete-ness, but y'all got it :-)!

and thanks for the tip, melissa.



Great post, Elle.Btw, HBO is airing a documentary ...

2007-09-17T17:18:00.000-05:00

Great post, Elle.

Btw, HBO is airing a documentary about Little Rock Central that I wanted to point out to you in case you hadn't heard about it (and apologies if you already have). I saw a trailer for it last night, and it was very striking how obvious, merely by nature of where kids were sitting in the lunchroom, how not in the past segregation is.



Great post, Elle! You are right on point. People l...

2007-09-17T15:19:00.000-05:00

Great post, Elle! You are right on point. People like to delude themselves by "othering" the South. But the truth is racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, heterosexism... are all alive and well throughout the entire country. They surface in different ways, but they are still here.

Gwyneth



I agree. I think that this notion that racism is s...

2007-09-17T10:16:00.000-05:00

I agree. I think that this notion that racism is simply a southern thing is a joke. I have a couple of post coming that deals with issue as well. One includes Jena like behavior in rural Indiana.

One thing that I always point out, that most of the most of the cities most known for racist police abuse are outside the south (New York, L.A., Cincinati, Phili, Seattle etc.)



Very well said. I couldn't agree more.

2007-09-17T09:26:00.000-05:00

Very well said. I couldn't agree more.