| Racism |
(prejudice, social control, polarising perspective, enemy image)
|Interest of||Ralph McGill|
Racism is a slightly flexible concept, not least since there are no distinct 'races' of people in the scientific sense.
Racial discrimination is not acceptable and racist states such as the government of South Africa have been opposed by the (non-racist) international community. Explicit racism should not be tolerated (even to the point of impinging on free speech). Implicit racism based on economic or other means is however not a problem.
Institutions can be racist. Arrests for drug use in particular are disproportionately heavy for non-whites in many nations, such as UK and US. The "War on Drugs" has often been used as a hidden means of racist social control.
Using the language of the "war on terror", the Chinese government has been launching a range of attacks on minority populations on minority population groups, notably Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang as part of the "Strike Hard Campaign".
“Chinese authorities, bolstered by technology, arbitrarily and indefinitely detaining Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang en masse for actions and behavior that are not crimes under Chinese law. And yet Chinese authorities continue to make wildly inaccurate claims that their “sophisticated” systems are keeping Xinjiang safe by “targeting” terrorists “with precision.””
(1 May 2019) 
|Blowback||“You want to know what this was really all about. The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying. We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”||1994|
|Love||“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”||MLK|
|MLK/Assassination||“If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.”||MLK|
|Document:Doreen and Karen – a tale of two mothers||article||15 August 2013||Francis Carr Begbie||A startling and telling comparison of the treatment of two horrific racially-motivated murders by the UK Establishment.|
|Document:House Negro||book extract||1 March 2012||Denis Rancourt|
- https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/05/01/chinas-algorithms-repression/reverse-engineering-xinjiang-police-mass-surveillance Human Rights Watch