California Reparations Task Force Releases Interim Report Detailing Harms of Slavery and Systemic Discrimination on African Americans 

SACRAMENTO – As part of California’s historic Assembly Bill 3121 (AB 3121), the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans (Reparations Task Force) today released an interim report providing an in-depth overview of the harms inflicted on African Americans in California and across the nation due to the ongoing legacy of slavery and systemic discrimination.

Source: California Reparations Task Force Releases Interim Report Detailing Harms of Slavery and Systemic Discrimination on African Americans | Portside

Israel, an Apartheid Nation? Of Course!  

Israel dismisses charges of “apartheid against Palestinians” as anti-Semitic propaganda, and the United States has been an enabler of Israeli racism over the years with its hands-off attitudes toward the inhumanity of Israeli actions on the West Bank and Gaza.  But the tragic death of an elderly Palestinian-American on the West Bank last month highlights the worst aspects of Israeli policy.  The nature of the death, directly due to Israeli brutality and negligence, amounts to manslaughter.  The outrageously tepid response from the Israeli military’s central command tells us everything we need to know about Israel’s unconscionable occupation policy.

Source: Israel, an Apartheid Nation? Of Course! – CounterPunch.org

Excerpt from Richard Weikart’s new book, Darwinian Racism – 

It was the spring of 1999, a Denver suburb. The day, April 20 — Adolf Hitler’s birthday. An 18-year-old white nationalist, Eric Harris, donned a shirt emblazoned with “Natural Selection” before heading off to high school. For weeks he had been preparing a special event in honor of the Führer. Together with a co-conspirator, Dylan Klebold, he planted a bomb in the Columbine High School cafeteria. Harris planned to shoot his fellow students as they fled the explosion. When the bomb failed to detonate, he and Klebold entered the school and opened fire, killing 13 and wounding 24 before turning their guns on themselves.Why was Harris — as are many white nationalists today — so eager to honor both Hitler and Darwin? Why did he think Darwin’s theory of natural selection provided fodder for his white nationalist ideology?If we delve deeply into the ideology of Nazis, neo-Nazis, and white nationalists, we find that Darwinism — the view that species have evolved over eons of time through the process of natural selection — plays a fundamental role, shaping their views about race and society.Richard Weikart, “Darwinian Racism: How Evolutionary Theory Shaped Nazi Thinking” at Evolution News and Science Today (February 2, 2022)

Source: Excerpt from Richard Weikart’s new book, Darwinian Racism – Uncommon Descent