On anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Europe

On anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Europe

Could the Holocaust, or an event similar to it, occur again in modern times?

 

It’s a question many have mocked, called “impossible,” or refused to even acknowledge, yet surely the sociological and psychological factors that fueled the rise of antisemitism prior to World War II existed long before the Holocaust, and has of course survived long after.

Just as many white people don’t feel comfortable discussing slavery and racism in America, those who fanned the flames of antisemitism or have doubts as to whether or not the Holocaust actually occurred (despite the mountains of actual empirical evidence and eye-witness testimony under oath) may not want to acknowledge, that as sad and as unfortunate as it may be, antisemitism and European culture seem to be an inseparable couple with a long history of quarreling and then reuniting during tough economic conditions.

In an interesting piece by Sara Farris of Al Jazeera, the author discusses possible commonalities between the rise of antisemitism prior to the Holocaust and the recent rise of Isalmaphobia.

Is there a causal relationship? Personally, I don’t see it materializing yet. But “yet” is a big word when discussing the spread of racism and discrimination.

You tell me.

 

English: Rows of bodies fill the yard of Lager...

English: Rows of bodies fill the yard of Lager Nordhausen, a Gestapo concentration camp. עברית: שורות של גופות מאות אסירים בחצר מחצה הריכוז נורדהאוזן. בתמונה נראות פחות ממחצית הגופות של האסירים שמתו ברעב או ביריות אנשי הגסטפו. Italiano: File di cadaveri di prigionieri riempiono il cortile del lager di Nordhausen, un campo di concentramento dalla Gestapo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

Are More Black Women Going Bald?

Are More Black Women Going Bald?

Two more friendly Chicago Police officers

Two more friendly Chicago Police officers (Photo credit: yooperann). They don’t look mean to us!

It looks as though more sistas are losing their hair, which really isn’t a major surprise given the number of chemicals needed to “relax” hair that’s already stressed-out and uptight (in many cases literally).

Here’s an article we found on the topic of black hair care and what women can do to keep their lovely tresses nice and moist and rooted in their scalps. If you think the article is full of stuffing, let us know, and what your best hair care practices are.

We kind of favor lots of gentle moisturizing and the lovely coconut TCB spray they used to have (no gherri juice around the couch if you please as it stains the pillow cases).

Anyway, here’s the link.

Miss Latina Universo Postponed

Miss Latina Universo Postponed

According to our friends over at the Latin Times, Ms. Latina Universo has been postponed until further notice.

Sharon Amador

Sharon Amador (Photo credit: jorgemejia)

We at Interrace Today can’t imagine why the program would be put on hold. Surely it could be produced as an alternative to “the Bacheloretette” or another cycle of “Top Model” programs. If there’s lack of interest, we’d suggest getting the People’s Court judge to be a co-host along with George Lopez to add some vim to the program. But then again, we’re not being paid for our input, either.

 

What is up with “Divas and Cocktails?”

What is up with “Divas and Cocktails?”

You know at a website called Interrace Today, we’re down with the brown, cool with my Jewish brothers and sisters, and hip with all my Asian followers.

We recently ran across a series on YouTube-land called “Divas and Cocktails,” (two things you typically don’t want to mix together and then be around, now). We’re still trying to figure the videos out.

Here we have a nice little video of some yentas (um, excuse me) reality TV sistas discussing spouses appearing on their programs.

Black Women, Black Hair, Interracial Dating

Uh-huh, you know he did, girl!

“Whatever you have that’s not on a solid foundation is going to collapse when it’s under a miscroscope,” amen, Sister.

Sistergirl Devotional Reading

Carol Mackey, author of Sistergirl Devotionals Keeping Jesus in the Mix  is here giving a reading from her new book at a Harlem bookstore.

Let us know what you think of Sister Carol, her stories and journey of Editor of Black Expressions Book Club to speaker/writer.

Carol Mackey, Joy Bramble, Linda Duggins, and ...

Carol Mackey, Joy Bramble, Linda Duggins, and Victoria Christopher Murray (Photo credit: mosaicbooks)