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discussion this stream on out is there. i've been covering all of that narrative from most of my career but you know i think it's alike and it's my job to shed light on how and why. 1200 hours g.m.t. on al-jazeera i'm come all santa maria and these are the have u.s. president joe biden's unveiled a new foreign policy strategy promising to restore u.s. leadership and to repair alliances in his 1st major speech on international priorities by numerous issues including ending american support for the war in yemen our state department correspondent roslyn jordan has more. u.s. president joe biden delivered his 1st foreign policy speech at the state department and made news on the long running war in yemen where saudi and rocky forces have
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allegedly targeted civilians with u.s. made weapons this war has to end. and to underscore our commitment we or any and all american support for offensive operations in the war in yemen including relevant arms sales. and the coup in me and mark the mermaid's military should relinquish power they have seized release the advocates and activists and officials they have detained lift the restrictions on telecommunications and refrain from violence. and on russia's imprisonment of the political activist alexei novelli he should be released immediately and without condition biden's speech which also touched on china and on reversing the trumpet ministrations dismantling of u.s. refugee policy was short but specific a reflection of the years he spent leading the senate foreign relations committee
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a former u.s. diplomat says he supports biden's action on yemen the u.s. going to be considerably to that war now the u.s. is saying i will no longer can simply add to this war i will not she will end with weapons shipments year i would like you all the big followers and the regional powers to do the same and that was something new the other part of biden's foreign policy agenda repairing an agency that lost hundreds of experienced employees and suffered considerable budget cuts during the previous administration morale had crashed especially during the tenure of former secretary of state mike pompei o who many diplomats believed used the agency to boost his political ambitions in a separate speech to state employees biden said things will be different america is
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back diplomacy is back you are the center. that i tend to do you are the heart. we're going to rebuild our alliance. to really gauge the world take on the enormous challenge we face the new administration's promise to try to restore the u.s. is reputation both at home and around the world rosalynn jordan al-jazeera washington. the headlines the e.u.'s foreign policy chief there's also appealed for these release in a meeting with his russian counterpart in moscow just a bar all met the 1st high level e.u. visit to russia since 2017 barrel says the pair had intense frank talks about their relationship or version of a special so it's important that both parties have shown their interest to support channels of dialogue particularly on those issues where we have different views and
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there are many issues like that we also expressed our willingness for cooperation that is mutually beneficial to further deterioration of relations could have a very bad consequences and we hope in the nick summit the e.u. will of professional constructive in prague medic cooperation delegates in libya's transition talks will go into a runoff vote to select a new interim government this is the final day of the u.n. led libyan a political dialogue form in geneva part of the ongoing the be in peace process hong kong's issued sweeping new rules for schools to teach children as young as 6 to obey the national security law imposed by china included will be education about tough penalties for anti-government offenses protests in neighboring countries as people continue to push back against a military coup and one of the deposed leader aung sang suu cheese aids has also been arrested as the headlines the big picture is next looking at the issue of race relations in the united states.
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there are whole businesses in the united states that have been around for quite some time that their business model depends on high levels of racial and economic segregation and perhaps one of the reasons we struggle so hard in the us to get beyond it in housing health care education simply because there's money to be made billions of dollars to be made by keeping it in 10.
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and be early 20th century in the u.s. . you have to say on precedented actually nice you know while in the hands of people like andrew carnegie john d. rockefeller. keep on a time now these are people who break up strikes with violence these are people who profit these are not euro. this is for dr industrial production in the north. the south they are largely still an agricultural society there's a lot of labor a lot of hard labor. and using that labor was primarily done by blacks. they're being exploited they're coming from a system of slavery slavery is folly and all of a sudden you have no free labor and they wanted you to figure out how do we make
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sure the south stays economically viable. we need people who know enough to do the work they've done so we need to train the negro to have basic rudimentary kinds of skills. and this moment you have people like andrew carnegie and he said i have this great option it's called philanthropy. while we're here. over there of all. northern why captains of industry all of a sudden want to go all in on educating newly freed rule black people what they wanted to ensure overwhelmingly is that they had workers with dreams of black families living on the regular you're viable but you must be taught and shown
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that their lives can be made better and more meaningful they decided really that it has to be a man you are straining something that is going to keep these folks subservient to white authority but also keep them in the south we have to keep them an agricultural industry because otherwise our economy false falls apart this is a vision of what black education to be and it's getting massive amounts of money from andrew carnegie himself from john d. rockefeller with the establishment of the ged in 1000 or 3 which is rockefeller funds and. rockefeller created the general education board which was a organization that created schools for black students. rockefeller decides me and my friends should be just a group of rich people and their friends go to the congress and i like hey
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we're going to pay for you won't cost you anything but we want to take over who's getting educated in what kinds of ways and congress. one of the things that the general education board was telling farmers abandoned whatever you know about farming from generations probably of having been a farmer and listened to us. african-americans with the latest techniques and how to plow and how to milk a cow and how to pick cotton as if they hadn't been doing that for hundreds of years previously. they were big with black women on the scientific method of homemaking. it was very controlling and in that regard it was all about a kind of way of the middle class standard. it's a form of education that in no way will challenge your governance and your
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governance is specifically white anglo american ethe. we've never had a moment where the country has been committed to educating poor kids and black kids in the same ways that wealthy white kids. it's always been a series of experiments for people who are poor. lucrative experiments experiments that create. well for businesses the process of instituting public education in the united states starts off at its core as having been designed by
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philanthropists and business people and organized around black inferiority. must. have answer media and all to make outcomes the intermediate for many of these philanthropists was black education. the ultimate outcome was pacifying avoiding revolution and avoiding a rise in black consciousness that could challenge peace. peace for home. in springfield illinois proves. to be the result of a riot that broke the 1980. when you're looking at the rise of violence in the early 19 hundreds what you're seeing there the 1st time is a blacks are entering public wife and they are breaking those jim crow customs.
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the white raking you can see these black. women 3 and 2000 black you can show. whenever you start to see instances of where some people of color race riot what they are essentially either police brutality which was directed against a black population were was white mobs. lynching was done by members of white civil society. you know it wasn't exactly something she would hide it was something which was like yes i'm a member of the clan. and which stands for the national association for the advancement of colored people is founded in 1909 and it's found that after a lynching and springfield illinois it's not because of racial lyall and sense happening in the south they are concerned about that let's be clear but it's because of a lynching that happens and in the north. in the one c.p.
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has mostly focused on anti black violence. so this is their thing stop killing us that is the 1st civil right that black people needed to live 1st before we can actually go after and fight other things. there was this board meeting at the end of only st p. and one of the white board members said that why don't we also focus on education and housing and voting and one of the black members at the end of the way c.p. responded and this is a quote all the american negro wants is a chance to live without a rope around his neck. so they end up way simply is focused on this issue of racial violence they are focused on how do we protect black lives they are launching letter writing campaigns they
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are organizing their citizens they are doing demonstrations. they genuinely believed that if they came publicize the lynchings and the mob violence that people's hearts and minds will change and it will and they generally believe this right and it does shift i mean it's not that it didn't do anything and did shift but it is continued. and so they realize that they also needed to combine protest and marching in the story was work inside a political institution. they had a vision and a view of the quality. but they were finding themselves primarily by $10.00 here $5.00 there but they were poor they were poor for a very long time. the end of place in the 1920 s.
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it's considered a radical organization. funders are like war hey. we might want to focus on a different organizations but they end up laisenia like now we want to focus on black lives on a racial line. so in the end up wasting his campaign in terms of they are trying to pass an anti lynching bill in congress there is a fund on only research and as the garland signed and the garden sign was a vanguard of left wing only intervene what's interesting about the negotiation between the n.w.a. c.p. and the garland around i grant was are they giving this money with strings attached or not at the time in the way c.p. has mostly focused on physical violence and equal pay like the economic violence when the the gun fun comes along they're kind of like yeah but we don't want to focus on those things like that whole that's of the down are you know like that's
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not what we want to focus on we think what the key thing should be is integration. and i want to find the layers that there should be perhaps like a new initiative focused on desegregation of education and we should find work that is focused on desegregation schools in the south and endemol a c.p.a. is the best organization to actually lead this effort and it's crochet and i think to also understand without the garland funds finding the end of place was on vulnerable organization they would have gone under. and that was the moment their focus began to shift and so the sense of it being a movement that had to do with the hopes and dreams of black people and the safety and lives of black people was supplanted by what you most need is integration and you need it's cation or integration. the
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the culmination of this education desegregation litigation mr plan is going to be brown v board decided unanimously by the supreme court and 1954 ended jim crow in the area of education segregated schools were unconstitutional you can't say that a supreme court decision without this chris saying around lynching and around mob violence and that happens i think beginning of the 20th century the garlic fund is reflecting these foundations focus on education at the time not let me see why this violence is happening so i can make. a more peace when i can more world specifically at any cost to white people there's always a question are you willing to support and here be outrage and address it at all costs because going to be destructive.
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even after the supreme court decision of brown v board of $954.00 it's not that black to forsake. one of the biggest example is when you see that is going to be the myrna or the link chain of emmett till. emmett tell. 14 you know young man from chicago. whose mother had moved to chicago but still had family and people in mississippi. he goes 'd down to mississippi summer time you know sort of amused you know sees relatives but he goes to the store and carolyn bryant is that was a white woman who was working there and he whistled that are most likely just trying to impress his cousins who are like you know this is this is a chicago and this is this is a dangerous dangerous place but the story that she made up. was that
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he had tried to kiss her and that he had been bragging about having white girlfriends up in chicago and. she was in fear for her life as he touched her what carolyn bryant does is she gets her husband and her brother in law and they go to emmett till's house where you stand where his grandfather his grandfather handsome over because he understands the danger in which everybody is and. they mutilate him. they kill him and submerge his body. and when it's found it's so distended he's so bloated from having been in the water is not recognizable as a human face. but yet. carolyn bryant her husband. her brother in law they're found innocent there is
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basically they got away with it. undoubtedly it may be. people angry but it are so. it also led white people know we're not going to let you off the hook for this one. his mother decides to have an open casket so that the world can see what these white racists did to her baby. this morning in the eyes looking into the death of a black man after he was stopped by police in minneapolis the attempt at harass was
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caught on camera and we need to warn you here that it's very difficult to watch the video of last night's confrontation shows a white police officer with his knee patting down the neck of the suspect and you can clearly hear the man saying i can't breathe several times before an ambulance arrives geoffrey gazer is following this story for us jeff what are police doing about this area good morning both of the officers involved in this incident are on paid administrative leave this morning pending the results of the investigation boys. so it is not surprising that there was no opposition when the supreme court ordered school to integrate. i will not or my big brother and a great again there will. little rock arkansas and the 1st phase of the trouble the
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watch population are determined to prevent college students from going to the school that and children attend. the incidents of the little rock 9 which are the 9 african-american kids who had to be groomed and prepared for the racial violence and the stress that they were going to have to endure. the previous integration of white and colored schools but racial feelings still runs high in the southern states of america. if you look through a lot of the photographs from that period or their propaganda photographs they have a picture of a black man next to a white woman and they said if black and white kids go to school we're going to have the mongrelization of the race.
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but then everyone was clear that white people did not want black children in their schools. they didn't see this as the supreme court has now spoken let us listen because it is the right thing what they saw is there some political agenda and now you are coming after my baby. the white citizens had lost their battle. has a. whites for later we have to find her way to make sure the schools open integrated and they settle upon this idea of privatization of the senior prom at the public eye school. now officially integrated. not far off the road from the public high school
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a private prince edward academy holds its prom. what they do all across the southeast it's the the model. for the privatization of education. 99 percent white. school. so if we can bankrupt the public education system and take it and just sort of educate our kids white kids over here let's do this so you had the white citizens council in the ku klux klan white supremacist organizations in the south that started chain of charter schools they started chain of privately run text peer support is schools all across the south that enroll tens of thousands of students. therefore mean private protestant schools which are all white and they're sort of
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popping up sort of all over you started having foundations not the big ones like not the not the huge ones but small family foundation in. need when foundations start funding this separation in the segregated academies left and right because they see the potential for more of a mass movement around this idea that we can now have access to taxpayer dollars and not have oversight. for a group of philanthropic and business leaders it becomes a financial opportunity. may not actually have been that grounded embraced but tying it up with with racism and white supremacy turned it into. a bonanza. confuses the ideal whiteness with this idea of private work white is good and private also was good what's the opposite of white woman has to be black the opposite of private has to be public so any type of
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space big or small neighborhoods buses bathrooms schools become rationed to great it gets devalued and they can still be creative. there is a move to essentially to. withdraw whites with through from those spaces and they created private alternatives to those spaces and then the house at a public golf courses or private golf courses that a public pools are back air or swimming pools said i'm going to park to play in the playground there's backyard swing sets that have taken the public bus and take a private car and then the civil rights movement starts to happen that fundamentally i think changes the game. but the tories terraces of the football ultras where club loyalty come in violent confrontations when i was young when there was a football match we were crying because the fans would go crazy but in indonesia
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ranging from infrastructure to health and education. these initiatives ultimately help to eradicate poverty. and promote sustainable development. part 2 of the big picture in just a moment but 1st a check on the headlines and u.s. president joe biden says he is ending american support for the war in yemen that includes a ban on the sale of specific weapons saudi arabia's responded by saying it does support a political solution but it also says the days of the u.s. rolling over to russian aggression are over he called for the immediate release of the jailed opposition figure alexina valmy without conditions a kremlin spokesman called his comments very aggressive rhetoric alexander got far with more from moscow. negative the spokesperson of the russian president president
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vladimir putin made it was call of said that this is aggressive and constructional retore he said that russia is not going to accept any ultimatum overtones and it's not going to be mentored now this goes in line with what they have been saying in response to similar calls before and that is they are not going to accept meddling in what they call their domestic affairs and that they are not going to accept being lectured because this is how they see they're saying this case about nonviolent is about the russian law it's a criminal case it is not a political case and thus other countries should basically mind their own business few of the stories for the european union's foreign policy chief is also appeal from the valleys release during a meeting with russia's foreign minister in moscow joseph borel met in the 1st high level e.u. visit to russia since 2017 oral says the talks were intense and frank delegates
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in libya's transition talks will go to a runoff vote to select a new interim government final day now of the u.n. led libyan political dialogue form in switzerland part of libya's ongoing peace process hong kong's issued sweeping new rules for schools to teach children as young as 6 to obey the national security law imposed by mainland china included will be education about tough penalties for anti government fences. there are protests in me and ma and neighboring countries as people continue to push back against the military coup an aide to the deposed leader aung sang suu kyi has been arrested and a palestinian man has been shot dead near an illegal settlement in the occupied west bank according to the israeli army a man tried to break into a home close to the city of ramallah so the big picture continues in just a moment after that we're back with the news.
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what is called the civil rights movement. was really. insurrection. they demonstrated they can it in a drive for equality. we all know what happened out. the. would happen a lot. and so. that is a result save about. the
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. they needed us for labor and post-school. now i. can't get rid of it. we cannot be excised. and they cannot be accommodated. just something's got to get. a similar line i can make music if you sign up i think. i'm going to john from. the back when he comes i try to find. the
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convention own narrative of the civil rights movement takes us from 1954 the brown v board of education to 1965 the passage of the voting rights act in a kind of our. achievement but in the mid sixty's you start to see some shifting energy. and one sledge islay sure has been passed people start to turn to things like poverty. police brutality because at the same time as federal legislation in support of civil rights is happening there's also support of increasing police presence in neighborhoods there is a very deliberate commitment to law and order that goes along side civil rights and white flight has begun from american cities and in part in response to the desegregation of cities you get the tax base eroding because white residents move
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away into the suburbs. so you have a kind of powder keg in the united states and that grows even more intense after the assassination of martin luther king jr. was. 2 years ago in the last section the last time american cities are essentially there on fires burning down were you find what has been called a race riot there always a response to the police brutality or the recent watts whether it's a new work in jersey or others and rochester new york cleveland ohio they all start off with essentially because of police brutality. rebellions were kind of organic uprisings that came from deep poverty that came from experiences of police violence they came from. unemployment that could. same
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from the creation of large scale housing projects in cities where people were literally sitting on top of each other. housing remains a problem. well intentioned white people well intentioned liberals people of political power and influence for sympathetic to the black frames from. the wire the city is burning. a lot of these folks who consider themselves to be liberal they're trying to separate themselves from conservative white supremacy politics they believe that there are more genteel ways of actually addressing 90 thorny issues than some of what they're seeing they're not saying don't address them they're kind of like we can make an argument we can move the needle. so what happens is that
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a number of philanthropic institutions are trying to figure out how can they meet this moment but also how 7 they can stop things from spiraling out of control into a space in which they and perhaps some of their colleagues are uncomfortable. you don't want to type change that they can manage. they are not ok with that complete transformation of institutions in which they have actually benefited from what makes them move it's a fear of black consciousness. we are now on day step of the civil unrest in america you're looking live once again as protests get underway to honor the memory of george for what it comes after more exploitation of the situation last night riots looting taking place on
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a better can street walking cities like new york and st louis and president trump is under fire for threatening to the ploy the military on rioters as well as using extreme tactics to disperse white house protesters just moments before walking to a photo op at a nearby church top democrats accusing the president of fanning the flames of this . those 2 to one this coalition this movement. do so out of this. fight against with of them to fight against flesh and politically we may be. one of us as a revolutionary another one as is the form. which you see with the foundations as well as just rank and file senator was one with lyndon johnson they realize that
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the work going to be able to stop the civil rights movement you know the nation of islam petrified that the black panther party petrified whites and older in california because they weren't doing anything illegal it was legal to carry a gun making a revolution back and you could get people to the fact that they shoot themselves up they don't know the scene educate him to what the power supply kit was doing to their own bedroom a greater than the primary objective that the people have to do to go to maine would have to do with capital. so baseball was like what perhaps a real revolution could look like and for them it was like well you know something we better start getting someone just slave in here we better start supporting that . ford foundation is really interesting in the small way. they become activists in terms of this question about 3 form or transformation
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their. transformation is a lot we just came out of a civil rights movement let's focus on reform and from their positions of privilege a distance they believed that their money their connections their influence could fix it. if they tried hard if they spent enough money if they got the right. people if they found the silver bullet. they could make this go away. early on the ford foundation is very much a regional organization in michigan and after the 2nd world war with the looming and. not only creates a national presence but it's bigger than carnegie rockefeller. for the ford foundation and their money of focusing on the black power but in
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focusing on how to contain it we can meet black power not in terms of the full a transformative vision. perhaps we can focus on black arts programs perhaps so we can focus on black studies and colleges and universities and resourcing those right perhaps we can focus on funding and or supporting quietly and or explicitly. black liberal elites who can be the spokes women and men for black people for started to fund fellowships. doctoral student fellowships for black studies and women's studies. board had a big hand in opening up spaces particularly for african-americans and women to get into higher education. african-americans are able to start to come
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into predominately white institutions in large numbers. where they had previously mostly gone to historically black colleges but when they start to be able to go into predominately white institutions the racial conflicts are still very apparent reason and it is manifested in the classrooms it is manifested in campus newspapers but also outside. out of the university. and out of probably near me the next day will be here i go you know very. well it could go on after going to the lobby and know that if they don't want to deal with the brother being here they're going to do with the brother going to last. you can look at a lot of american history as this kind of contest over the moral high ground. and that really burst upon the scene on april 18th 1969 at cornell
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university in upstate new york. it was parents week at cornell often many parents stay up straight hall in the heart of the campus some had already moved in and got the victim when black students decided to occupy the home. ec or no university institutional racism was pretty rampant in african american students were particularly incensed by the refusal of the university to give them a black studies program but also the kind of harassment that was taking place in the dormitories. and so from that these students really tried to engage the administration in conversations about what to do and there is kind of falling on deaf ears and so you know they decide that they're going to take over an administration building. the blacks
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were demanding the usual things black studies amnesty and stuck to their demands were met and they came out it was then everyone realized the black students were armed during the occupation. and the images that emerged from this of that where were shot at and one of the images that was widely publicized across the newspapers the entire country. i was a students walking out of the hall african-american students with armed with rifles and with with ammunition bandoliers strapped across their tracks. with a list of demands in one hand and the weapon in the other. it is important to understand the context of armed self-defense amongst african-americans was not coming out of thin air that it was a response to brutality it was
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a response to racial violence what ended the takeover is president perkins president at the time. you know will will start afghans that is this is one of the demands and the faculty on campus were completely i really this is the 1st time in their life when they're having to feel when women and black people let next people . there were members of the cornell community were. horrified by this accommodation. and invested in destabilising the bishan a black studies. the republic. it can crumble. i think that there comes a time in america for a new kind of marvel leadership if you will that if these kind of people going to
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die white males run for the highest standards. that someday a black lonely country that someday women will meet this country. sure they've chosen the 1st one the 1st woman to run seriously for the presidency of the united states she was a witness. that we will have to. symbolistic out of to. march. to the people it will mean making our power to the people a reality. by repealing the christian. that's been meted out against those that are truly in the defense of freedom and justice in this country. to the people. who built the black liberation movement so stepping up the pressure of the campaign to free germany.
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there was no question of morality was being good and that it was so good. and then we had. the power we could have in black. power. there was this very short period of time in the seventy's around community control in who is best able to educate black children. so the black panther party had a community school out in in oakland that did amazing. it was story to justice it yoga they meditated and they had a free breakfast and lunch program. they educated kids by ability group and not age they asked them to question they had
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a socratic method. in a lot of it was just affirming their humanity affirming their in a way. in privileged white communities this is not unusual for poor black people this was almost a 1st. you know expanded the value of a program are necessarily revolutionary. but the virus programs do. what for unified people around. when we have limited what we call a people program. we are implementing something that black people in all britney boat have a right to and that's a right. they were creating an ambulance program they had the free breakfast program they had i claimed they had the sickle cell anaemia foundation.
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they had a number of almost 50 different initiatives so where is this money coming from and when you look you start to see that ford is behind some of it. that ford is trying to read. direct the energies of the panthers and similar groups to get them off the streets. the ford foundation actually you know fund the black panthers people's free medical clinic is starting oakland but there's came in about a dozen of them in the idea of trying to heal the community from within is this idea of i don't meet the needs of the people that we were around in those communities they start to be marginalized. jr hoover who was the director of the f.b.i. saw that the panthers community programs were more dangerous than them carrying guns because folks were starting to turn away from their dependence on the
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government and look toward the panthers to come in and solve community problems. historically the black panther party we think about we think about it because we think about all the police conflict and they want to something it was really important and that's often been overlooked and it just speaks to the larger history of you know exclusion and mistreatment. of the panthers or. really concerned with working on health care because they recognize that you have to take care of your mind body and spirit and there has been a lot of neglect with regards to health care in black communities you know you know when we do get health care it's in the form of you know syphilis testing on african-american men.
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and here 1972 there is this sort of exposé on the front page of always newspapers nationwide that there's a study you know it takes place in alabama have been called in for 40 years. the u.s. government had been researching the natural history of an infectious disease called syphilis put a group of african-american men and these men to not know this 5th were told they had something called bad blood. and they're told that they're being given some kind of treatment for some illness and it's really vague. but it's designed to study the effects of syphilis. researchers in this it were basically sort of studying that natural history of what would happen to people over time they were affected was syphilis from beginning to the end stage. and the men in the study tonight know that there was a treatment available. if you curious people also and they were talking
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a minute about 5 or 500 men to notice if this. really just a reflection of just an idea that black book kind of 2nd class the black body is somehow a different or expendable. these are largely an educated poor black man in a rural south and in some ways the world science is lending credibility to this sort of social hire him. there are just stories like this over and over get it but the news then there's this larger sort of oral history individual people have all over the world of the country. the american medical association right this was the biggest umbrella of the group that represents physicians nationwide it was in some ways an active participant in
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terms of exclusion or racial exclusion of black physicians but also it prevented black people from you know states getting the license or to practice medicine. and so it just really speaks the idea that medicine is is too she was formerly and you know segregated. in 1900 and there was this report called the flex the report and it really transformed american medical education so it was a product of a. teacher instructor story maybe in flexner and he was supported by the current foundation and the profit foundation and basically the whole point of it was to take a closer look at the american medical education system is also you know supported by the american medical association so. the flexner reports is the model at the time in the early 20th century of the kind of study that's
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useful to this network of foundations. why because it's a study by someone they trust to provide reliable knowledge i.e. someone from their own networks who also not question bently as whites. providing a survey of different schools and which ones should be funded. at the time there were 7 historically black schools there were training black physicians those 7 schools the flex report recommended the closure of 5 of those thanks closure meant to do it really setting off the streets to protest me back doctors those black doctors are often the only ones of black patients could see this really this idea of like black doctors preventing the spread of infectious disease among the black population to the white population in a shooting about you know hugh carnegy of the rockville who believe all this rockefeller was known for doing and providing the funding for research behind
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eugenics if you already believe that blacks are inferior genetically and already believe that poor people are lazy and don't want to work well that research reservation so you need to gravitate towards this but they also create the infrastructure and institutional structure to fund this research they probably stones as many that are as being progressive right they're not the ones if they were white robes and going on hunting black people in lynching then and so they see themselves as advancing the cause and sometimes the good intentions that can still have you know a terrible downside. here and a body. by the coronavirus but they wanted to come from a trusted source of trust is it meant as a major factor because i mean we already know from history that black people have been used to it big you know thing with the high rates of diabetes obesity as mud
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other respiratory conditions about black people they should have been the 1st ones to receive medical care people didn't believe them like they were and that is where i just don't rate them with film watch it that it is that direct there are plenty of trust issues to go around a pandemic is simply showing us the high price we pay. it's america's worst kept secrets cracked open in the time of the pandemic exposed in the time of trump through the turmoil of 2020 the big picture traces a century of racial injustice to reveal how philanthropy politics and economics preserve structural inequality keeping white
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a supreme and black in its place the race for america part 2 on a jazzier. it's time for the perfect gentleman. sponsored play qatar airways the weather's looking fine and dry across a good positive paraguayan much of argentina doubts was a southeast of a still 3 year of course and what's the weather just pushing over towards rio and i joined up with a law in a very heavy rain that we have across from the western side of brazil pushing across that western side of the amazon and then we go further south ascension getting up to 29 degrees as a sunshine and i want to say this with
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a similar temperature here on friday afternoon come saturday that is up a little higher still that rain really set again for rio sao paulo also seeing some heavy downpours so there is a real possibility of some localized flooding here still largely dry where we should be seeing some rain if it was that far eastern side of brazil further north it's fine and dry up towards the caribbean and across much of the caribbean just wants to showers cropping up but essentially also tropical sunshine for the most part will see what to show is just around the dominican republic easing over towards puerto rico as you go through friday chaucer the odd shower 2 went to jamaica maybe the south. i'll keep her for a time but the showers should these as we go on into saturday notice wanted to show us there in 200 share a set up across mexico is fine and dry and sunny may want to call c.e.o.'s we've got more wet and when she weather isn't ever towards the eastern seaboard. sponsored qatar airways frank assessments you got colleagues on the ground in the
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