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Discrimination
is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their membership; or perceived membership, in a certain group or category.

It involves the actual behaviors towards groups such as excluding or restricting members of one group from opportunities that are available to another group.

It involves excluding or restricting members of one group from opportunities that are available to other groups

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Elitism is the belief or attitude that some individuals, who form an elite  a "select group" of people with intellect, wealth, specialized training or experience, or other distinctive attributes.  

Those considered; whose views, on a matter are to be taken the most seriously or carry the most weight; whose views and/or actions are most likely to be constructive to society as a whole; or whose extraordinary skills, abilities or wisdom render them especially fit to govern.

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Cronyism partiality  to long-standing friends, especially by appointing them to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications. Nepotism makes the world go round!

Anti-homelessness There is a growing trend in the United States towards criminalizing the state of being homeless.

Anti-intellectualism is hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science, as impractical and contemptible.
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We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest Until It Comes
"The race are in the hands of the young who dare to run against the storm."

Originally posted to rebel ga on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 11:01 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA, Black Kos community, Subversive Agitation Team Action Network, Protest Music, and Team DFH.

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  •  Tip Jar (13+ / 0-)

    Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

    by rebel ga on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 11:01:15 AM PDT

  •  The Oakland video is actually San Francisco. (5+ / 0-)
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    rebel ga, Cedwyn, uciguy30, elwior, ParkRanger

    (Many Occupy Oaklanders were there)

  •  i'm wearing one right now (6+ / 0-)

    i wear them almost daily.  seriously, i own, like, 10 or so, easily.  i even have a hoity-toity wool coat that's hoodie stylee!  

    Never forget that the Republican War on Women originated with religion; the GOP is but theocracy's handmaiden.

    by Cedwyn on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 11:11:47 AM PDT

  •  I wear a hoodie every day when it's cold (4+ / 0-)
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    uciguy30, elwior, rebel ga, rubyr

    I'm 44, mom of 2 young adults who wear hoodies instead of rain jackets (which makes me say the time-honored mom-speak, "you'll catch pneumonia!").

    Every kid I know wears a hoodie. Drive past a school at 3 or 3:30, and you can't even tell your own kid out of the crowd - they ALL wear them! And I think, what if it's some jackass who just thinks ANY kid in a hoodie is "suspicious"? Some "getoffmylawn"-er, with a gun.

    I changed my avatar here and on Twitter:

    In my neighborhood, there are kids TP'ing trees, and there have been times where groups of kids have bashed in car windows just for kicks. When I see a group of kids (in hoodies or not), I check out their actions - if I see cars driving past more than once (and I mean like 5 or 6 times), then I get concerned.

    But I have never called the cops on just kids around the neighborhood! Most adults can apply reason. And hell, even if you are wrong when you call the cops, and there was nothing to worry over, you still don't go outside with a gun! Not that I have one, not with kids in the house. I can imagine my kid sneaking in late, and a tragedy happening because of that. No gun, no tragedy.

    Trayvon Martin's killing should scare every parent. All our children are precious. And if most of us sign the petitions, and post a pic of ourselves with a hoodie on in solidarity as our statement, that too will speak volumes.

    I pray for Trayvon, and his family, and I hope with all my heart that justice prevails. And, that this begins to change peoples' minds.

    Peace all.

    P.S. hug your kids, and the young people in your life today.

    We can't stop now! Justice for Trayvon!

    by SueM1121 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 12:00:02 PM PDT

  •  I wore my hoodie to the mall last night (5+ / 0-)
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    uciguy30, MKSinSA, elwior, rebel ga, rubyr

    and I couldn't help but notice hoodies everywhere.

    Now, I don't know if all those who were wearing hoodies have always worn them, or have some, like me, wore it for a reason.  Because I was making my own statement.  I'm 58 years old and I have Winnie the Pooh on my 'dangerous' hoodie.

    But as I tried to look closely at those wearing the hoodies, wishful thinking had me convinced it waas the latter.

    A man who walked with his son (I'm guessing).  The kid looked at home in his, the man- well, his looked out of place.

    Three girls, all in pink hoodies, looked like from a dance studio.  Several of the mall rats had theirs up over their heads.  

    And,( I wish I could remember the name of the store) staring out at the shoppers as they walked past, three mannequins in thin grey hoodies, one up toward the back of the head, the others hanging down the back.

    That was awesome!

    Growing old is inevitable...Growing up is purely optional

    by grannycarol on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 12:03:18 PM PDT

  •  Boyz in the hoodie? (1+ / 0-)
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    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 12:34:13 PM PDT

  •  Go rebel ga!! I was at the Trayvon Martin (1+ / 0-)
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    service at Middle Church in the East Village in NYC today.
    There were hundreds of people in attendance and all were wearing hoodies. The media presence was huge. It already was shown on our local NYC news.

    It was a lovely service with a song written in honor of Trayvon. There were several other similar services in the Tri-State area today and I hope around the country. We have to raise awareness. Especially with Zimmerman's lawyer and friend on the national news telling how Trayvon broke Zimmerman's nose. With what? The Skittles?

    People are waking up. We are on the move.

    Here are some action items that Middle Church is suggesting that people do:

    1. Take a photo of yourself/kids/friends in your
    hoodies (hood on) and tweet it with the text "I/We am/are not dangerous.
    Racism is.
    #Trayvon Martin"

    2. Send Skittles packages to the Sanford police:
    814 West 13th Street, Sanford, Florida 32771

    3. Stay in touch w/Middle antiracism work
    at : middlechurch.org

    4. Middle conference April 21-24 re building
    multiracial congregations. middleproject.org

    Send to your friends if you want to. Esp. the
    tweets with the hoodies.

    Thanks, rebel ga.  

    "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

    by rubyr on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 03:45:49 PM PDT

    •  Thanks Ruby. I used to live right around the (1+ / 0-)
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      corner a couple of blocks up from here. Although I can't exactly place the building. It's been many years since I was in the East Village. I Love NYC!
      Location:  Church Office

      Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

      by rebel ga on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 05:04:49 PM PDT

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      •  How long ago was that, rebel ga? We might have (1+ / 0-)
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        been neighbors. I have been in the East Village since 1991.

        "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

        by rubyr on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 07:04:58 AM PDT

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        •  That was way back in 1972 Ruby. (1+ / 0-)
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          Although I still roamed the East Village way up through the 1990's.

          Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

          by rebel ga on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 03:23:31 PM PDT

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          •  We probably passed one another on the (1+ / 0-)
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            street!!

            "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

            by rubyr on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 03:48:06 PM PDT

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            •  I bet we did. (1+ / 0-)
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              Did you ever have tacos in that little taco store on 2nd ave. about a block or two south of St Marks Place? Best tacos anywhere!

              Just a little store with a counter and a couple of tables. I guess they should still be there.

              Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

              by rebel ga on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 07:16:19 PM PDT

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  •  Glad you republished this (0+ / 0-)

    here. I missed it on Sunday. I live in SE Portland OR and it is hoodie country. In my community/neighborhood it's people in preppy and corporate outfits like Dockers or suits that get the looks and tend to intimidate the residents. Most of these people are just tourist's from the burbs looking at the colorful people walking on our urban sidewalks.Thanks for the great video and 'we are our brothers keepers'.    

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