Greek athlete Paraskevi (Voula) Papachristou is kicked out of the Olympics for racist tweet against the Africans.
*The Olympics have jumped off, but before they could really get started, they have been overshadowed with racist overtones.
The Olympics are not about division, but the world’s cultures gathering in friendly competition to become the best of the best. But all of that has been tainted by one Tweet.
Paraskevi (Voula) Papachristou, Greece’s triple-jump champion, was kicked from her position of representing Greece in the Olympics after posting what she thought was a good joke about Africans and the West Nile virus.
But the Hellenic Olympic Committee officials didn’t find it funny and snatched her ticket to London’s games, (more…)
*It appears there’s an intense aesthetic worship of one group of people to the other going on.
White folks are running out to tan and get lip injections and butt lifts and now minorities everywhere are bleaching their skin.
But while there have been serious warnings about tanning causing skin cancer, no one said anything about the detriment of skin bleaching.
*The contributions of enslaved Americans that built this country are so immense and unrecognized that it’s quite unbelievable.
But, one congressman wants to clear up any confusion or misunderstanding of the facts; one fact being that the White House was built by enslaved Africans.
A couple years ago Congress finally gave recognition to the enslaved Africans that built the United States Capitol because of a crusade led by civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)
Now Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) is calling on President
Prof. Henry Louis 'Skip' Gates
*Professor Skip Gates has long attempted to bring light to the truth of slavery. And that truth is that Africans are the reason that slavery exists in the first place.
But, then he brings up reparations as a fuzzy issue. All because “elite Africans” sold other Africans into slavery. Well, the other part of this argument has to do with context.
Let’s get a little more technical about the sales. The beginning of slavery is documented in various historic sources between the 16th and 17th centuries. (more… at eurThisNThat.com)