Anyone who’s seen the Tom Cruise movie “Minority Report” is familiar with the premise:
Cover of Minority Report [Blu-ray]
Computers use programs to “predict” who will most likely become a threat to society or criminal. Of course, in the movie, the programs are flawed. And, apparently, so are they in real life.
ProPublica recently ran an enlightening story about police departments and courts across the nation using flawed and inaccurate programs to attempt to predict future crime. And, wouldn’t you know, that the programs are racist?
Would use of this (or similar) biased computer programs explain the seeming rise in police brutality cases of unarmed minority civilians and the rise of Black Lives Matter (and the subsequent retaliatory creation of “Blue Lives Matter” legislation)? Or are the two unrelated?
Seems like it would be difficult if not impossible to separate the “predictive” technology being biased and flawed from police departments across the nation shooting unarmed civilians of color, but is it?
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 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)
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).
According to our friends over at the Latin Times, Ms. Latina Universo has been postponed until further notice.
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’s it like to visit Africa or the capital city of Johannesburg in South African? Looks like it’s pretty modern and hip compared to the United States. And just like the United States, black hair is big business, with billions in revenue up for grabs to whomever is the most organized and with the most resources to nap that business.
From weaves to braids, to real hair or lace front wigs, to extensions to great-looking salons, they’ve got it going on for black hair care and black hair products.
If you have never heard of Jane Elliot, she’s a tough-as-nails former teacher who gives unbelievably powerful talks and workshops on racism around the world. She deserves massive respect for the work she’s been doing for decades upon decades. She’s been on Oprah and on a UK television program called “The Event.” This is a program you’re not likely to ever see re-packaged for US audiences (unless it’s on daytime talk TV).
Here it is, again, very powerful and worth a double-take. Can you imagine a high school sociology class (or even a college class) watching this? How many heads would roll? Very powerful and we dare you to watch and get engaged with it.
Black beauty (Photo credit: San Diego Shooter). There’s no way this woman could be considered beautiful, right?
Gotta love YouTube. After watching the heart-breaking documentary “Dark Girls” about how prevalent self-defeating brain-washing is among black people and black women in particular, we found out it’s offering on YouTube for free, and for watching wherever and whenever you want. What if interracial and black women meetup.com groups around the world could watch this and openly discuss it? How many eyes would be opened?
It’s a powerful documentary to say the least (albeit with a tacky website full of ads for skin lightening cream ironically enough). But here is the documentary in full. Watch it, tell us what you think, get active and tell others about it. Time to stop the lies about black feminine beauty.
You’d think after all the Holocaust movies, all the kids forced to read the “Diary of Anne Frank” (and rightfully so), Americans would know about the Holocaust, know that it must have occured to have video, textual and eye-witness verification. But apparently eating too much junk food erodes brain matter, at least in the US where the school system has been on the skids for decades now.
An article from “The Jewish Week” tells us that not only is the future dark, it’s also dumb as a post. The article cites an ADL (Anti Defamation League) poll indicating that “Anti-Semitic stereotypes are so pervasive that fully 26 percent of adults surveyed worldwide — representing an estimated 1.09 billion adults — are ‘deeply infected,’ even though 70 percent have never met a Jew.”
Anti-Semitism (the hatred of Jews and Jewish culture) is so rampant and widespread that almost every person who isn’t a Jew thinks Jews are all rich or somehow members in an NWO type of secret society that rules the planet (or at least the US) behind closed doors, the poll seems to indicate.
Yes, I’m exaggerating somewhat for the sake of pointing out extreme views that aren’t based on reality or factual support (who needs that?), but it’s quite shocking for any Jew to read and certainly for non-Jews to read and understand. We don’t all rule the world, have huge sums of cash (Interrace Today would be alot slicker and get alot more hits I can assure you if that were the case) or sit around counting pennies all day long.
It’s a rather disheartening poll to say the least but one nonetheless that everyone should read and be aware of.
Austin Anti-Defamation League Presents: True Colors – Celebrate Diversity, See With Your Heart (Photo credit: Do512.com). Oy vey!
Having never visited Australia, I can’t really speculate on what it’s like there in terms of diversity and the openness of interracial dating and marriage. Certainly there must be some ethnic diversity there since you have aboriginal natives in the Outback who have been there for quite some time (and again I’m showing my lack of knowledge on Australia). Beautiful vistas, great location on the map, lots of global warming probably coming their way, but other than that, I honestly don’t know much about them or what to expect.
According to this link, there’s a program in Australia, or rather a network it seems called SBS. On that network there’s a regular program called Insight and the article (which is linked to) we read is referring to an episode of the Insight program that discusses interracial dating and interracial marriage in Australia.
Since it’s not on YouTube or Vimeo (that we can find), we can’t copy and paste it into this space but if you’d like to watch this Aussie show and let us know what you think of it, and how “insight” differs from US perceptions of interracial dating and interracial marriage, please do so. We’d love to hear from our readers!
According to a recent piece in TabletMag.com, by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, it is widely believed throughout China that Jews in fact run the United States of America. Jews run the show, dominating mass media and financial markets. The author goes on to state that popular books line Chinese bookstore shelves on how to make money the ways Jews do, how to turn quick profits to be just like Jews and so on.
Now, having never been to China, much less traversed China, I have no way of definitively knowing whether or not this is accurate and factual. If it is factual, it’s kind of mind-blowing that one of the most powerful (if not the most powerful) nation on Earth has such a view of Jews that is so widespread. If it’s not true, than the speculative claims need to be clarified and corrected…but we don’t know if this is true or not.
Perhaps one of our dear readers can shed light on Chinese antisemitism? Or is it antisemitism, but misinformed adulation?
I recently came across a post on a site called I Am Not the Nanny.com. Yeah, I don’t get the joke, either, but I enjoyed the piece on interracial dating and agreed with much of it. Anyone who dares to date, (much less open themselves up emotionally and intellectually to the point where they can fall in love) outside their “race” you have to admire (at least we do at Interrace Today).
It’s a cute piece but one that can also be encouraging and uplifting to some. So, here’s the link to the piece on her perspective toward interracial dating. What do you think about her points and do you agree? Have you had similar experiences out there?
A recent article in The Voice has two differing opinions on the topic (and question at hand).
English: Interracial married couple with Hmong traditional clothing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The first black woman answers that “no” interracial relationships are not to be celebrated at all, even going so far as to indicate that said relationships make her “blood boil,” (which sounds pretty intense if you think about what it would take to boil your blood although we know she doesn’t mean it literally). She equates an interracial couple happily conversing with rapes that occured during slavery times. Yes, rape did occur during slavery. That’s why we’re against it! But an interracial couple going out for a drink and trying to enjoy their relationship have nothing to do with violent rape other people committed.
The next young black woman (and yes, white men apparently don’t count, nor do people of other races, for this piece), opines that interracial relationships are okay after all and should be celebrated.
At any rate, if you think I’m getting close to my exhaustion rate at this point with caring whether or not other people approve, you’re dead-on. Here’s a link to the insightful piece if you’re interested.
In this brief article, the author posits that opposition to interracial marriage was (at least to some extent) motivated by Christian propaganda, citing the books Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America by Renee Romano and Tell the Church I Love my Wife: Race, Marriage and Law – An American History by Peter Wallenstein and Interracial Intimacy: The Regulation of Race and Romance by Rachel Moran; all of these sounding very interesting if you have time to disseminate them all equally.
Reportedly, V. Stiviano, the alleged mistress for racist Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was offered a considerable amount of money to star in a revenge interracial porn flick, with the details somewhat sketchy (big surprise).
As far as Sterling is concerned, I’d expect him to hold onto the Clippers some way, some how, either through his estranged wife (dragging out divorce proceedings), begging for forgiveness enough times and in enough ways
Los Angeles Clippers (Photo credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com)
(other than poor Anderson Cooper looking bored) that it’s eventually dropped.
English: William Shatner photographed by Jerry Avenaim (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
To all of us nerds, William Shatner making out with Uhuru (and not just a little bit, but obviously enjoying himself), was great. Shatner had no issues jumping on women either on the television program (remember the green-skinned woman?) or in real life (as I’m sure he himself would attest). Shatner, also a macho jewish man (as opposed to nerdy images of Jews depicted in most mass media), by the way, is still going strong at 82, with a new one-man show out in which he reviews his career and (of course) the lasting appeal of “Star Trek.”
Time magazine, one of the great old stalwarts of publishing, (which I believe is now strictly online) has published an article on the prevalence and popularity (hence profitability) of steamy interracial romance novels.
In the article, a black man is pictured smiling as a lusting blonde-haired, blue-eyed young woman is lunging toward him, pulling his jacket lapels. Good for him.
Are there steamy interracial romance novels out there for black women open-minded enough to consider interracial dating or eventual marriage? Or for that matter, Asian men who might be “down with the brown?” Or gay interracial steamy romance novels for that matter for our gay brothers and sisters out there?
At any rate, according to this piece, (and the articles below), interracial steamy romance novels (and yes, I do have to use all of words together every time) are catching on big time, so to us, that’s a positive sign.
Aïda (Photo credit: xof). I see a future contestant on “The Face.”
What do you think? Is this a good thing (how could it be otherwise)? Do you read steamy interracial love/romance novels? Have you ever written one or are you writing one? Do you publish or self-publish them? Let us know!
The documentary film “Dark Girls” is finally on NetFlix, and for those who don’t know what the term refers to or what the documentary is about, it refers to the fact that, quite simply, racism is alive and well and being actively promulgated within the black community itself. Black men are statistically abandoning black women as fast as they can, by either unconscious (or conscious) lifestyle choices or simply refusing to date them. Black women on the other hand, for the most part, are still not yet open to interracial dating that their male counterparts have no issue with whatsoever and can’t embrace fast enough.
And of course this varies from US region, city to city, and state to state. Some countries are blatantly racist (throwing bananas at soccer players is not cool wouldn’t you agree), while some are more open and liberal with interracial dating. Some US states you still wouldn’t be advised to openly embrace interracial dating (areas of the south), and others are fine with it, such as New York. But the issue of black girls not valuing their own inherent beauty or femininity is problematic to be sure.