13 March 2015

#tokfriday: Selma, OU, and Racism Today

The RLS

At least two University of Oklahoma frat members were caught on video tape leading a highly racist chant on a bus earlier this week. The fraternity was suspended and the two students were expelled. This happened on the same weekend that President Obama and many civil rights leaders were in Selma, Alabama celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ¨Bloody Sunday¨ civil rights march on the Edmund Pettis Bridge.

The KQ



Other TOK links: 

Human Sciences, Ethics, Perception, Memory


The short article:

How Selma and the Oklahoma frat video illustrate America´s paradox on race
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-far-we-have-come-how-far-we-have-to-go/2015/03/10/60c6e94a-c765-11e4-aa1a-86135599fb0f_story.html

Further reading:

Daily Mail Online OU Racist Chant Overview
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2988984/Parker-Rice-ringleader-racist-Oklahoma-frat-chant-issues-apology-parents-Levi-Pettit-come-forward-brand-son-s-actions-disgusting.html

11 ways race isn´t biologically real
http://www.vox.com/2014/10/10/6943461/race-social-construct-origins-census

Obama´s Imperfect Union Speach
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/03/barack_obama_s_selma_speech_the_president_responded_to_republican_critics.html

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