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Racism in Trump's America


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4 hours ago, mr6666 said:

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Well, the founding fathers saw to it that a black person would be counted as 3/5 of a person. But it looks as though the Republican Party is going to go a little farther and count a black American as a zero, non-entity.

And some political pundits are still asking publicly why the majority of black Americans won't vote for Republicans.

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4 hours ago, HIGHWAY said:

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said Louisiana's maternal mortality rate — one of the worst in the nation — does not tell the whole story of maternal health in the state because of its large Black population and the uncommonly broad definition Louisiana uses.

“About a third of our population is African American; African Americans have a higher incidence of maternal mortality. So, if you correct our population for race, we're not as much of an outlier as it’d otherwise appear,” Sen. Bill Cassidy said in an interview with POLITICO for the Harvard Chan School of Public Health series Public Health on the Brink. “Now, I say that not to minimize the issue but to focus the issue as to where it would be. For whatever reason, people of color have a higher incidence of maternal mortality.”

The United States has the worst maternal mortality rate among developed nations. Each year, approximately 17 mothers die for every 100,000 pregnancies in the country, with rates much more common among Black women than other racial groups, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures. Against that backdrop, Louisiana’s health department says it outpaces other states: Four Black mothers die for every white mother, compared to a three-to-one ratio nationally. The state ranks 47th out of 48 states officials assessed.

There are many reasons for both Louisiana’s rates and the national crisis, say public health and policy experts.

The magnitude of the differences in mortality between countries are very large. In most high-income countries, maternal mortality is now very low. The average rate in the European Union is 8 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. In some countries such as Poland, Greece, Finland and Sweden, the rate is even lower at 3 to 4 per 100,000.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/why-louisiana-e2-80-99s-maternal-mortality-rates-are-so-high/ar-AAXulmo

And of course, Sen. Cassidy and other Republican LA officials are greatly responsible for the poor health care for African-American women.  In addition, more access to abortion for African-American women would also lower their maternal mortality rate, as it would for white women.

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Racist ‘Rings of Power’ Backlash Is More of the Same Replacement Theory Fear-Mongering

 
REMEMBER: HOBBITS AREN’T REAL !!

From “The Little Mermaid” to “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” the new right-wing crusade is about shutting Black people out of beloved IP. Their latest target: Amazon Prime’s hit fantasy series.

 

"...........Writing for The Conversation, Deakin University lecturer Helen Young says it’s not surprising that bigoted and bigot-adjacent fans have found a cause in The Rings of Power. She cites Tolkien researcher Craig Franson, who argued that outwardly racist fascists are riling up a base that includes a voracious right-wing press and gullible right-wingers to attack any piece of entertainment that dares to taint the pure white bloodline of its characters with people of color, even if race isn’t specifically mentioned in the source material.........

The commotion over The Rings of Power is just the latest casting-related outrage steeped in post-Trump conservatism, in which right-wingers attempt to control the discourse, usually centering their arguments on how the left is trying to erase or demonize white people, men, or straight people.

We saw the same thing happen after Black actress and singer Halle Bailey suffered racist attacks upon being cast as Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. It also happened to Leah Jeffries, who was cast as Annabeth Chase in the Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians; so brutal were the comments about her casting that Rick Riordan, author of the original book series, had to come to her defense. And Moses Ingram was criticized in much the same way for her role as a Jedi hunter Inquisitor in the recent Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi.........

Despite the backlash, Amazon says The Rings of Power drew a whopping 25 million viewers in its first day. The series also boasts a 71 percent rating on Metacritic and an 84 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, crowning it a critical and commercial success........ "

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