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empire and colonise ation. oman history power and influence on al-jazeera we know one thing i would generally know how to get they feel that there is no fire system going on the way they can tell the story isn't what and make a difference. and i'm down in jordan and with the top stories on al jazeera delegates from libya's rival factions have agreed on leaders of an interim unity government until elections are held in december it's hoped the landmark decision could bring an end to the conflict that's engulfed the country since the toppling of moammar gadhafi almost 10 years ago when a trainer reports from tripoli in what the u.n. is calling a historical vote participants of the libyan political dialogue for voted in a new transitional government their objective lead libya to parliamentary and
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presidential elections in december this is a moment for historic compromise for reaching and we've already seen it people are reaching across the divide. you know the guarantee is that what you are doing now. will serve your people libya has been golden conflicts for the last 10 years since an armed revolution toppled longtime leader moammar gadhafi in 2011 and april 2019 just days before a un facilitated national conference warlord khalifa haftar began a military campaign in tripoli with support from egypt russia and the u.a.e. in june 2020 they were forced to retreat towards eastern libya after the un recognized government with turkish support retook western libya. here in tripoli most people are hopeful that this transitional government can make some changes.
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the government will have a large task at hand it will not be easy we have they will be able to make some changes but because it's such a short term i doubt they'll be able to do. the only thing we want from this government is for it to bring us elections we want the decision for who holds power to return to the people although hopeful some have doubts that the elections can take place so soon the last government was supposed to stay in power for one year but they've been in power for over 5 years we hope they stick to their promise and help the average citizen and provide basic services after years of violence and political divisions most libyans want something to believe and to hope for and for now many hope that this new transitional government can lead a reconciliation process and bring about elections now trainer al jazeera triple think the national criminal court has ruled that it does have the territorial
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jurisdiction over the occupied palestinian territories this bolsters the i.c.c. chief prosecutor as early as submission to the court to investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity by israel and potentially by palestinian groups the biden administration says it objects to the i.c.c. decision and the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is accusing the international criminal court of anti-semitism. the i.c.c. investigators will fake war crimes this is pure anti semitism the court established to prevent atrocities like the nazi holocaust against the jewish people is not targeting the one state of the jewish people. first it outrageously claims that when jews live in a room and this is a war crime circuit it claims that when democratic israel defends itself against terrorists who murder our children rocket our cities we're committing another war crime yet the r.c.c. refuses to investigate brutal dictatorships like iran and syria who commit horrific
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atrocities almost daily as prime minister of israel i assure you we will fight this perversion of justice with all our might. a digital crackdown by man mobs military gentleman protest as organizing online is intensifying after facebook now twitter and instagram are blocked the many users in the country. about hasn't stopped a growing number of people from joining nightly protests for the 5th straight day that part of a growing civil disobedience movement against me and laws generals who seized power in monday's military coup people are demanding the release of a deposed 70 that unsanctioned she and 7 others close a down scene and how deep the need when 10 was also arrested on friday those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the big picture that you and i'm so watching i think. for.
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my fellow americans the best is yet to come. 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. perhaps one of the reasons we struggle so hard in the us to get beyond it in housing health care education is simply because there's money to be made billions of dollars to be made by keeping it in 10.
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can be early 20th century in the u.s. . you have to say on precedented actually mission a while in the hands of people like andrew carnegie john d. rockefeller. keep on the time now these are people who break up strikes with violence these are people who are not surprising profit these are not euro's. this is for a drive industrial production in the north. from the south they are largely still an agricultural society there's a lot of labor a lot of hard labor. and usually that labor was primarily done by blacks. they're being exploited other coming from a system of slavery slavery is finally ended and all of
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a sudden you have no free labor and then hunted you had to figure out how do we make sure that the south stays economically viable. we need people who know enough to do the work that we need done so we need to train to have basically 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. well we're. all well. over the wall. but i'm really. 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 have workers whose dreams are
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black families living on the regular you have survived but you must be taught and shown that their lives can be made better and more meaningful they decide 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 in agricultural industry because otherwise our economy false falls apart this is a vision of what it's like education to be and it's getting massive amounts of money from andrew carnegie himself from john d. rockefeller with the establishment in 1003 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 do just
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a group of rich people and their friends go to the congress and i like hey 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 general education board was telling farmers abandon 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 home making. it was very controlling and in that regard it was all about a kind of way of the middle class standard. it's
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a form of education that in no way will challenge your governance and your governance is specifically white anglo american eat. 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
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education in the united states starts off at its core as having been designed by philanthropists and business people and organized around black inferiority. must feel at their best have to answer media and all to make outcomes the intermediate for many of these philanthropists was block education. the ultimate outcome was pacifying avoiding revolution ovoid ing a rise in black consciousness that could challenge peace. peace for home. in springfield illinois. would be the result of that right. now you know. when you're looking at the rise of violence in the early 19 hundreds what you're seeing of 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 the city's black. black but 3 and 2000 black. 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 work 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 choir and. the n.w. scene 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. south they are concerned about that let's be clear but it's because
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of a lynching that happens and in the north. in the body c.p. who is mostly focused on. violence so this was 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. 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 lease c.p.a. 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
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on how do we protect black lives they are launching letter writing campaigns they are organizing their citizens they are doing demonstrations. they genuinely believed that if they could 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 continuing. 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. is 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. for funders you know i won't say that they are there when i want to focus on a different organizations but they end up placing to you like now we want to focus on black lives on a racial line. so in the end up wasting his campaign in terms of very trying to pass an intervention bill in congress there is a fund on the research room as the garland signed and the garden sign was a vanguard of left wing only and there being. what's interesting about the negotiation between the n.w.a. c.p. and the garland around a 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
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focus on those things like that whole that's of the downer you know like that's not what we want to focus on we think what the key thing should be is integration. and i want to find to believe 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 the endemol a c.p.a. is the best organization to actually lead this effort and it's across shelby 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
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you need its occasional integration. the culmination of this education desegregation litigation mr plan is going to be brown v board decided new manifestly by the supreme court and 1954 ended jim crow in the area of education segregated schools were unconstitutional. you can't 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 college 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
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costs because going to be disruptive. or. the private sector reject it merit this is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a ford virus in modern 'd history we are at a critical time in the fight against the virus 'd i will never hesitate to take any necessary steps to protect the lives health and safety of the american people i will always ringback put the well being of america 1st we will heal the sick care for those in need help our fellow citizens and emerge from this challenge stronger and more unified than ever before god bless you and god bless america thank you.
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even after the supreme court decision of brown v board in 1954 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 lynch 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 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
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a dangerous dangerous place but the story that she made up. was that 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 is crap father 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.
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carolyn bryant her husband. her brother in law they're found innocent there is basically they got away with it. undoubtedly it made black people angry. but it off so. it also led white people know we're not going to let you off the hook for this when. his mother decides to have an open casket so that the world can see what these white racists did to her baby.
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this morning in the eyes looking into the death of a black man after he was stopped by police in minneapolis the attempt at a rats was 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 good morning both of the officers involved in this incident are on paid administrative leave this morning telling the. person please. so it is not surprising that there was no opposition when the supreme court ordered school going to bring. i will not force my people to read
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a great against their will. little rock arkansas and the 1st phase of the trouble the watch population are determined to prevent college students from going to the school that and children are. 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 loss of a lamb 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. or have a. whites for later we have to find your way to make sure the schools open integrated and they settle upon this idea of privatization of the senior prom at the public high school. now officially integrated. not far off the road from
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the public high school a private prince edward academy all day it's probably. 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
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which are all white and they're sort of popping up sort of all over you start 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 in race 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 was the opposite of white
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woman asked to be black was the opposite of private has to be public so any type of space big or small neighborhoods buses bathrooms schools become rationed to great it gets devalued and they can stay green if. there is a move to essentially to. withdraw whites with through from those spaces and they created private alternatives to both spaces and then the house at a public golf courses or private golf courses that a public pools are back air 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. the only u.s. president to be impeached twice acquitted the 1st time but will donald trump make
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and question what's the use and abuse of power around the. un out is there. hello i'm down in jordan in doha with a quick reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera libya's rival factions have agreed on the leaders of an interim unity government until elections are held in december a diplomat from east to head a presidency council and a businessman from the west will be prime minister the 2 sides a battle to control the distance 2014 it's helped a landmark decision could bring an end to the conflicts and gulf the country for nearly 10 years. thing to national criminal court has ruled that it does have territorial jurisdiction over the occupied palestinian territories this bolsters
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the i.c.c. chief prosecutor's earlier submission to the court to investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity by israel and potentially by palestinian groups while the biden administration says it objects to the i.c.c. decision and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is accusing the international criminal court of anti-semitism the i.c.c. investigators will fake war crimes this is pure anti semitism the court established to provide to trust that he's not a nazi holocaust against the jewish people is not targeting the one state of the jewish people 1st it outrageously claims that when jews live in a home and this is a war crime circuit it claims that when democratic israel defends itself against terrorists who murder our children rocket our cities we're committing another war crime yet the r.c.c. refuses to investigate brutal dictatorships like iran and syria who commit who
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refused to transfer these almost daily is prime minister of israel i assure you we will fight this perversion of justice with all our might. a digital crackdown by me in mars military jointer on protesters organizing online is intensifying after facebook now twitter and instagram a blocked. but that hasn't deterred a growing number of people from joining nightly protests for the 5th straight day they are part of a growing civil disobedience movement against myanmar generals who seized power in monday's military coup people are demanding the release of the deposed william leader and sang suchi and several others a close aide in siena and the party to win 10 was arrested on friday those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the big picture statue thanks so much and.
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what is called the civil rights movement. was really. insurrection. there they demonstrated they can end in a drive for equality. we all know what happened that. was below what happened a lot. and soul. 'd managed. that is the result the
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same about it. was. they needed us for labor and post-school. now i. can't get with us. we can not be excised. by and make 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 turning point. the
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convention on the civil rights movement takes us from 1954 the brown v board of education to 1965 the passage of the voting rights act and the kind of our. achievement but in the mid sixty's you start to see some shifting energy. and one sledge islay sheen 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 of los angeles american cities are essentially there on fires burning down were you find what has been called the race riot they are always a response to the police protection or the recent watts whether it's a new work in jersey weather center rochester new york cleveland ohio they all start off with essentially because of police brutality. the rebellions were kind of organic uprisings that came from deep poverty that came from experiences of police violence they came from. unemployment. it came from
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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 friends from. wire in the cities 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 institution is are trying to figure out how can they meet this moment but also how 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 what the 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 today's death 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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american streets walking cities like new york and st louis and president trump is under fire for threatening to the 'd 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. doing so out of the. fight against racism to fight against the french and politically we may be. one of us as a revolutionary another one as the as 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 the older in california because they weren't doing anything illegal it was legal to carry a gun making the revolution back and you could get people to the fact that they shoot themselves and they don't know the scene if you can get into with the powers like it was doing to their own bedroom a greater than the primary objective that the people have to do is going to mainly have to do with capital. so they saw what what perhaps 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 this moment. they become activists in
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terms of this question about 3 form or transformation 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 balloon and meant it not only creates a national presence but it's bigger than carnegie or 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 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 in that they will. go to university but 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 don't deal 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 turned stay up straight hall in the heart of the campus some had already moved in and got a victim when black students decided to occupy the home. ec or no university the institutional racism was pretty rampant in african-american students were particularly in sense 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 in there is kind of falling on deaf ears and so you know they decided 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 average is that was widely publicized across the newspapers the entire country. was a students walking out of the hall african-american students with armed with rifles and with the ammunition bandoliers strapped across their checks 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. indeed the take over 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 who were. horrified by this accommodation. and invested in destabilising the vision of black studies. republic. it's incredible. i think that there comes a time in america for a new kind of marvel leadership if you will that if he's crying that all the people
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going to america and guy white males running for the highest office and just last. sunday a black and lonely country that someday women will need this country. show that is the 1st and the 1st woman to run seriously for the presidency of the united states she was a witness. that we will have to. move beyond the simplistic out of 2. marches and chants. and shouts devolve power 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 into the bins of freedom and justice in this country all power to the people i call those of the black liberation movement so stepping up the pressure of the campaign to free and jemma.
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it wasn't a question of morality wasn't a question of being good and bad it was some good business. and the we black people had no power we. own the type of power we could have the 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 only. in privileged white communities this is not unusual for poor black people this was almost a 1st. and outstanding survivor program. not really revolutionary. but the virus programs do. work for unify people around. when we have limits where we come up 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 different 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 about a dozen of them in the idea trying to heal the community from within is this idea of how do we meet the needs of the people that we were around in those communities they start to be marginalized. j. edgar 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 towards the panthers to come in and solve community problems. historically the black panther party we think about we think about because violence 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 history that. people call net matters. of the panthers are. 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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in the year 972 there is this sort of exposé in the front page of all these papers nationwide that there's a study you know it takes place in alabama have been calling for 40 years. the u.s. government had been researching the natural history of an infectious disease called surface but a group of african-american men and these men to not know they has 53 were told they had something called their 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 do not know that there was a treatment available. if you curious people or so they were talking
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a minute. men did know their syphilis. really just a reflection of this idea that black work on a 2nd class the black body is somehow they 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 is 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 a 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 record 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 proctor the foundation and basically the whole point of it was to take a closer look at the american medical association system was 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 the 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 over those 7 schools the flecks report recommended the closure of 5 of those closure minted really showing off the streets to protest me back doctors those black doctors are often the only ones a black patients could see this is really this idea of like black doctors preventing the spread of infectious disease among the black population to the white population they need to think about you know hugh carnegy iraq those who believe all this rockefeller was known for doing and providing the funding for research
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behind eugenics if you already believe that blacks are inferior genetically and are you believe that poor people are lazy and don't want to work well that research rez you so you need to gravitate towards this but they also creeping into the structure of the institutional structure to fund this research they probably stones as many in that area as being progressive right they're not the ones that they were white robes and going on hunting black people in lynching them and so they see themselves as advancing the cause and sometimes the good intentions that can still have you know a temple downside. here and a body yes they touch the coronavirus but they wanted the test to come from a trusted source trust as it may as a major factor because i mean we already know from history that black people have been used to it big you know
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a lot of things with high rates of diabetes obesity as mud other respiratory conditions about black people they should have been the 1st ones to receive medical care and people didn't believe them like they were and that is where i get to still 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 for. 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 and jesse you know. how we got plenty of when she was in the forecast across north america at the moment a long line of clout sleet and snow sliding down across the eastern seaboard and we got this next weather system which is roll its way through as we go on through the next couple of days so that 1st area of rain state snow pushing out's into the open waters when she weather coming back in across the plains heading towards the midwest as we go through sas day and more snow coming off the rockies through the
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