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The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how eeest to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. We’ll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. We’ll examine news reports from the past seven days and – hopefully – promote a constructive dialog.
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The 4th of July fireworks were barely extinguished before business as usual resumed in the United States. As White Supremacists never take a vacation from brutalizing black people, Louisiana’s Alton Sterling and Minnesota’s Philander Castile were gunned down on camera by Race Soldiers. No one has been charged for their respective deaths; social media cranked out fresh hashtags and rhetoric about justice. Much of this was scuttled when a Thursday evening Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas was interrupted bysniper fire. It was originally reported that multiple shooters fired into the crowd killing five police officers and wounding eleven others – including two civilians. Updated reports indicate that investigators believe Micah Xavier Johnson, a 25-year-old black male, is the sole shooter; officers allegedly killed him with an incendiary device after an extensive shootout. However, alternate reports indicate Johnson died from a self-inflicted gun wound. With so many questions unanswered, many have concluded that President Obama and Black Lives Matter protesters are the culpabale for the mythological “war on cops.” It’s being alleged that Johnson was “upset with White people,” which motivated his calculated attack. Much like the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy – which was also in Dallas, this shooting will greatly impact who resides in the White House. Then again, maybe the weekend opening of The Purge had a bigger impact than we think.
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This is White History: medical racism

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Day 19 of White History Month: Medical Racism

The United States (along with other countries in the Western world) has a history of medical racism. The general population is unaware of the history of medical racism, and white health professionals are as well. John M. Hoberman of UT-Austin says that medical schools do not teach students about the history of medical racism, nor do they give them proper diversity training. Many Americans of color have grown to distrust medical professionals, and many white Americans attribute this to paranoia rather than their knowledge of historical and contemporary medical mistreatment.

Medical racism has often benefitted white Americans disproportionately while simultaneously harming Americans of color, as well as people of color outside of the United States. White Americans benefit from medical advances, while individual people of color were harmed, and in some cases, large groups of people of color have been harmed. From trying to “better” the race, to making scientific advances, white people have used and disregarded the rights people of color for their own benefit. Medical racism shows the lack of value ascribed to the bodies and lives of people of color.

Eugenics

The eugenics movement in the United States became very popular and manifested itself in many different ways. Anti-miscegenation laws, birth control, sterilization, forced abortions, forced pregnancies (of white women), and the promotion of higher birth rates for neurotypical white women. Eugenics policies were first instituted in the United States. Laws that advocated the sterilization of those with mental illnesses were in effect in the early 1900s, and soon spread to other countries.

Eugenics movements advocated for the eradication of those with mental illness, those who were homosexual, “promiscuous”, and most of all, those who were outside of the “Nordic” or “Aryan” race. Eugenics was advocated for by many famous white Westerners, including world leaders such as Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, and Calvin Coolidge.

While eugenics was highly unpopular after the Holocaust, the eugenics tradition of the United States actually provided the background for Nazi Medicine. While most people are aware to some extent what the horrors of Nazi medicine entailed, few people are aware of the American eugenics tradition that inspired it. Eugenics societies promoted “fit families” and “better babies” through awards at contests, but they also promoted harmful legislation barring immigrants and sterilizing “undesirable” people.

Controlling Reproductive Rights of Women of Color

Black Women

Due to the eugenics movement, thousands of Black women were sterilized. In North Carolina, 7600 people were sterilized between 1929 and 1974, 85% of them women and girls, and a disproportionatenumber of them people of color (39% in the 1940s, 60% in the 1960s while making up only 25% of the population). The program that allowed for their sterilization was not eliminated fully until 2003. Black women were also sterilized without their consent in other states.

Puerto Rican Women

The United States has held Puerto Rico as a territory since 1898. As a solution to Puerto Rican economic problems, the US government felt that reducing the population of the Puerto Rican government would help. The US sterilized over one-third of Puerto Rican women, many uneducated and working class, between the 1930s and 1970s. Most of these women did not understand the procedure and did not know that it would render them sterile.

Additionally, the US used Puerto Rican women to test out birth control pills in the 1950s. These women were not informed that the pills were experimental – only that they would prevent pregnancy. They were not informed of the possible side effects ranging from nausea to possible death – three women died during the birth control pill trials. Women who reported side effects had their concerns dismissed by researchers.

Native American Women

Native American women who used the Indian Health Services were subject to numerous violations of their rights, particularly their reproductive rights. Some women who underwent procedures such as appendectomies would also have hysterectomies performed on them without their consent. At least 25 percent (and as high as 50 percent) of Native American women of reproductive age who used Indian Health Services were sterilized without their consent or after coercion. Largely white male doctors would use Native American women as “practice” for performing gynecological procedures on white women.

Tuskegee Experiment and Guatemala STD Experiment

In 1932, the Tuskegee Institute worked with the United States government to perform a study on a group of Black men with syphillis. The men were recruited to the study with promises of free meals, transportation to the clinic, medical exams and even treatment for minor medical concerns. The study lasted 40 years and involved the participation of over 600 Black men. This sounded like a good arrangement in theory, but researchers did not hold up their end of the bargain. By 1947, penicillin was widely used as treatment for syphillis. The researchers neglected to inform the men involved in the study in addition to refusing to treat the men.

As a result of the Tuskegee Experiment, nearly a hundred men died, and hundreds of partners and children were infected with the disease as well. Not only was this a breach of research ethics, as the participants did not give informed consent and were not treated for their ailment. The men and their families won a $9 million class action lawsuit in 1973, but this of course was not enough to make up for the damage that was done.

Similarly, the same researcher who uncovered the Tuskegee Syphillis experiment, Susan Reverby, discovered that a similar situation occured in Guatemala. The US Public Health Service and Pan American Sanitary Bureau worked with the Guatemalan government to do research on 1300 Guatemalans that involved intentionally exposing them to STDs.

The experiment involved many who are considered disposable in society – sex workers, mental patients, prisoners, and soldiers. Only 700 of these people were treated, and during the study 83 people died. Some of the most disturbing incidents during the study involved injecting epilepsy patients in the back of the head with syphillis, as well as the infection of a terminal illness patient with gonnorhea (she died six months later). The Guatemalans in the study also did not give informed consent.

Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks (1920 – 1951) was a Black woman who went to Johns Hopkins Hospital to be examined for serious medical concerns. After a biopsy was performed, she was diagnosed with and subsequently treated for cancer. While she was being treated, healthy and cancerous cells were removed from her cervix without her consent. She died in 1951, but the cells stolen from her body continued to be used. Though she died poor and was buried without a gravestone, her cells were used for many medical tests. From routine tests for human sensitivity to substances to the development of the Polio vaccine, her cells were used for medical advances. Her family only learned about the removal of her cells in the 1970s, and she is largely unknown despite the contributions to science she had made.

Current medical racism

Distrust of medical health professionals, along with racist attitudes probably contribute to medical health disparities. Racially linked anxiety disorders have been linked to racism at the hands of white people. A significant number of Black women report racism and sexism contributing to their stress and to stress-linked overeating.

Stressful life circumstances are reasons for hypertension and many mental health ailments. Working and middle class Black women who report multiple  forms of discrimination are more likely to have high blood pressure than those who report fewer incidents. Black Americans who are more confrontational about racism are less likely to have elevated blood pressure than those who stay silent, which can be attributed to the effects of suppressed hostility.

Today, doctors still exhibit subconscious racist attitudes. A study in the American Journal of Public Health (March 2012) showed that a full two-thirds of the doctors in the sample were racially biased. White and Asian health professionals showed anti-Black bias, but Black health professionals showed no bias. 

Doctors are more likely to speak more slowly to Black patients, extend their visits, and to lecture and talk down to them. This shows that the doctors are paternalistic and don’t care about respecting their patients or asking for their input

Additionally, white doctors are prone to giving worse care to patients of color, regardless of their income. People of color are less likely to get the diagnoses and treatment that they need, for everything ranging from heart disease medication, HIV treatment, and dialysis. Black women are the least likely to receive the pain medication that they need. Mental health professionals are less likely to diagnose people of color with an appropriate diagnosis because of their race.

This is White History.

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Dallas County turns vestige of racism into public art | Dallas Morning News

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The “Whites Only” sign over a water fountain in the Dallas County Records Building was faint in 2003. A placard above it said it was left “to remind us of this unpleasant portion of our history.”

An infamous relic of the Jim Crow era will on Friday complete its multi-decade transformation from an unvarnished symbol of hate to an artistic reminder of the struggle to overcome racism.

Officials will hold a special ceremony at the Dallas County Records Building to unveil what’s being called a “new media monument” at the spot on the second floor where traces remain of a faded “Whites Only” sign above a water fountain.

The installation, designed by Dallas artist Lauren Woods, will make use of the functional fountain that sits below the sign. Rather than producing water right after being pushed on, it will first trigger a video projection of newsreel clips showing civil rights-era protests.

“The sculpture acts as a response to the ‘Whites Only’ sign,” said Woods, who is black. “This particular monument is about honoring the spirit of people … everyday citizens who decided to come together to change the culture of the nation.”

The sign was rediscovered in 2003, when workers in the building started noticing the hard-to-see lettering. County leaders decided then — after some contentious debate — to preserve the sign with a historical marker.

Now — as then — some say the “Whites Only” sign should be removed altogether from the downtown Dallas building. But with the artwork coming to fruition, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price said the painful reminder serves an important purpose.

“If you don’t understand your history, you’re doomed to repeat it,” said Price, who’s been a leading proponent of preserving the sign.

Woods, 36, first heard of the sign in 2003, when she was an elementary school teacher. The initial rediscovery touched off heated discussions in Dallas and elsewhere. And while others lamented the racist vestige, she sensed an opportunity to send a message.

Although she soon left Texas to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, the sign never quite left her mind.

She pitched her idea to Dallas County commissioners in 2005, pledging to raise thousands of dollars for the installation. And she began in earnest in 2009, after moving back to Dallas.

Woods raised around $30,000 to fund the development, which included intense research into archival footage. Then Price, who represents most of southern Dallas County, kicked in $15,000 from his district’s road and bridge budget to cover the rest of the cost.

And county officials were eager to unveil the artwork before the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

“Needless to say, I’m overwhelmed and ecstatic,” said Price, who is the county’s only black commissioner.

The video projections will feature clips of everything from protest marches to black Americans being sprayed with fire hoses. And while the focus currently is on the civil rights era, Woods said there’s the potential to include footage from other seminal moments in history.

The important thing, she said, is to make a “living history.”

“Keeping these artifacts in a public context — rather than some special place like a museum — creates a moment where different people from different paths can stop and interact around it,” she said.

But some civil rights leaders still say the “Whites Only” sign should indeed be in a museum — or at least somewhere else.

The Rev. L. Charles Stovall said that regardless of the treatment, the image still portrays something that’s “not conducive to brotherhood.” Stovall, a black minister who pushed for the sign’s removal in 2003, said he questioned the significance of something being called art.

And he reiterated that some things belong in the history books, not out in the public view.

“That is a county building, a government building,” said Stovall, pastor at Light of Love Covenant Community Church. “Every vestige of racism and separatism should’ve been removed from that building.”

Price, for one, said he couldn’t understand that viewpoint, saying “you can’t act as though this kind of apartheid didn’t exist.”

And as Woods toured the site recently, she discovered something else that hammered home the project’s importance.

Not far from the infamous water fountain, a longtime county employee showed her another “Whites Only” sign in the Records Building. Barely visible — even then, only under just the right light — the image apparently escaped notice because its water fountain is now gone.

How many other such vestiges, she wondered, are out there without any acknowledgement of the sordid history that created them?

“They are probably all over the building,” she said. “But nobody really knows.”

Follow Tom Benning on Twitter at @tombenning.

Dallas County turns vestige of racism into public art | Dallas Morning News.

 

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6-year-old black male child makes KKK hood in art class

On Monday 6-year-old Dallas Smith came home wearing a white, cone-shaped mask he made in art class at Winfield-Scott Elementary in Fort Scott, Kansas. “It appears to look like a Ku Klux Klan hat, which is a heck of a thing to put on a 6-year-old boy,” said Barry Smith, Dallas‘ father.

It was part of a project done in Russ Gordon’s art class. “That was never, never the purpose of the project,” Gordon said, referring to Smith’s description of Dallas’ hat. Gordon said he uses it to teach the principals of shape, symmetry and texture and the project was supposed t o do just that.

For 30 years, Gordon’s done the mask project without complaint. “It’s just a creative shape that the kids can take a lot of different directions,” Gordon said. “I had kids make knights. I had kids make princesses. You can take it all different directions.”


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white female put her 3 children in strait jackets; involved in incestuous relationship with her father

Police were called to a Texas highway very early Sunday morning because concerned citizens saw a young boy riding his bike alongside cars and trucks. They then discovered that the boy was running away from a very dysfunctional home.

The 7-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, eventually told police where he lived and they escorted him back to his home where they spoke with his mother, Tamara Ruth Whitt, and her father, Edgar Dale Whitt.

Not only were they being abusive to the boy and his two siblings, but they were also involved in an incestuous relationship with each other.

During their talk with the responding officers, the Whitts said that the 7-year-old, along with his 5-year-old and 2-year-old siblings, had all been in strait jackets.

‘They didn’t know how he got out,’ the police report states.

A continued investigation into the family revealed that Edgar, 54, and Tamara, 26, had a sexual relationship and were the parents of the 2-year-old boy found in the Howard County home.

Sheriff Stan Parker confirmed to Mail Online that while Tamara was the mother of all three children, Edgar was the father of only the 2-year-old.

‘I’ve really never seen anything like this before in Howard County,’ Mr Parker said.

The Whitts have only lived in the Big Spring area, about five hours drive west of Dallas, for two years which is making it difficult for police officials to collect a detailed family history.

The children have all been taking into the custody of Childrens Protective Services.

Both Tamara and her father were charged with child endangerment, and he was also charged with prohibited sexual conduct with a descendant which is a second degree felony.

They are now in Howard County Jail and the case has been handed over to the District Attorney’s office.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118424/Tamara-Whitt-incest-father-Edgar-Dale-Whitt-straight-jacket-children.html#ixzz1pnFU1700

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