Game Changers : Noirebnb and Innclusive

Noirebnb and Noirbnb – two separate businesses, despite their similar names – aim to provide a more inclusive home-sharing platform by bringing together black hosts with black people who are travelling.

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After widespread complaints about racism and discrimination on Airbnb, two startups have set out to offer alternative services to African-American travelers.

Noirebnb and Noirbnb – two separate businesses, despite their similar names – aim to provide a more inclusive home-sharing platform by bringing together black hosts with black people who are travelling.

READ MORE: Airbnb’s alleged racism problem continues – North Carolina host removed following racist rant

Both companies were founded by black users who say they experienced discrimination while trying to book accommodation on Airbnb.

“Noirbnb” was founded by Ronnia Cherry and Stefan Grant; former Airbnb users who garnered a lot of attention last fall after a neighbour suspected they were robbing the upscale Airbnb home they were renting in Atlanta.

Yo! The Air B&B we’re staying at is so nice, the neighbors thought we were robbing the place & called the cops! 😂

Rohan Gilkes, founder of “Noirebnb,” came up with the idea in May after his Medium post detailing an alleged racist interaction with an Airbnb host went viral.

“Airbnb’s response to my Medium post was lacklustre at best,” Gilkes told Global News. “I just want to build an inclusive place where people can feel respected.”

While both companies exclusively feature images of African-American travellers on their sites – and Noirbnb’s tag line reads, “The future of black travel is here” – Gilkes said he won’t tolerate any type of discrimination on his service.

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“It’s not just a space for black people or people of colour,” he said, noting that he already has hosts with many different cultural backgrounds lined up to welcome guests on Noirebnb.

Gilkes said Noirebnb will allow anyone who feels like they are being discriminated against – whether because of their skin colour, religion, or sexual preference – to find a safe place to stay, with open-minded hosts.

This isn’t the first time discriminatory encounters have led users to create Airbnb alternatives.

Misterbandb – a home-sharing platform specifically for gay travellers – was created in 2013, after founder Matthieu Jost and his partner had a bad experience with an Airbnb host in Barcelona.

The website has since grown to over 55,000 rental listings in 130 countries.

READ MORE: Black Airbnb users speak out about ‘widespread discrimination’ on service

On Wednesday, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky addressed what has come to be known as “Airbnb’s racism problem” during the company’s OpenAir conference.

“Let me make it clear that we have zero tolerance for any amount of racism or discrimination on our platform,” Chesky said. “Over the next couple months, we’re revisiting the design of our platform end to end and look at how we can revisit decisions we’ve made.”

Despite the company making public promises to crack down on discrimination, interest in both Noirebnb and Noirbnb appears to be growing among frustrated users.

.@Airbnb lost my business as a host and a traveler after their failure to address . Looking forward to @Noirbnb!

Read about Noirebnb and the whole racists wont rent on airbnb saga. As a former and possibly future airbnb host… nothing more personal

And I hope that the market of people who dont use airbnb is big enough to support noirebnb, OR that Noirebnb just becomes a regular market

“I feel like there is a real frustration – people are telling their stories. The time is now, and hopefully this movement would be something that makes Airbnb better,” Gilkes said.

Because there has been so much overlap between Noirebnb and Noirbnb’s names, the two companies have been in talks to combine the platforms or work together in some way. However, Gilkes said the companies will remain independent, for now.

10 Black people Fox News does not want on TV

1. Jason Black

 

2. Professor Black Truth

 

3. Claude Anderson

4. Neely Fuller

5. Umar Johnson

6. Tariq Nasheed

7. General Yahanna

ISUPK’s regional director, General Yahanna, defended the group, saying residents’ real issue was not sound, but the group’s message.[6] The group identifies its message as saving local residents’ souls and discouraging people from drugs and crime; it regards its separatist teachings as the real objection residents have

8. Jesse Williams

9. Jeremiah Wright

 

Apartheid without the Publicity

Countries that practice something akin to what South Africa did, but do not get blamed or punished for it.

Cali Colombia

White Latin Americans, the world’s most sophisticated racists?

“If they didn’t have racism they would be dirt poor, that’s how they make their money.  They have no skills, they can’t compete with people like the Japanese.”

This culture has stagnated in apathy and produced virtually nothing in the last 400 years.The contribution of this culture to civilization in terms of literature, art, music, philosophy, science, etc. has been practically nothing. Portugal today is the most backwards country in Western Europe.Portugal is a forgotten land – bypassed by the tourists and shunned by the scholars. It is a sad country, known mainly for its plaintive, mournful fado music – nostalgic music that looks to the past and sees no future. Spain is the second most.

“They do not make the mistake the Afrikaners made, of trying to systematise and codify repression — or even to justify it. They will shake their heads sadly and remark that, unfortunately, thecampesinos (salt of the earth, of course) are not up to things like government, or management, or flying aeroplanes or running big business. Indeed, education itself is wasted on most of them.”

No law stops you rising as a South American Indian: only the softly suffocating disregard that those with power will feel toward you. So much less public money has been spent on your education (if you went to secondary school at all); and few would take you seriously even if you did try hard at school.

Why has the rest of the world, which has typically backpacked around the Andes during its gap year, never really woken up to the continent’s secret: the silent, informal apartheid of South America? I think it may be partly because we think of the continent’s nations as having liberated themselves from their greedy and brutal colonial oppressors in Europe. We remember that the liberation struggle was against whites, but forget that it was by whites.  it remains true that Bolívar was essentially the Ian Smith of South America, not the Nelson Mandela.

Why are Latin American Countries so poor in relation to Anglo American Countries?

Both  Simon Bolivar and George Washington were in very similar circumstance. Both trying to break away from European powers and both trying to unite many states into a super big country. Washington succeeded. Bolivar failed.  The reasons are complex but one main factor was the style of development. In French Canada and New England states the major method of bringing in the European population was through indentured servitude. Young people would be paid passage to North America and have to work for the benefactor for a period of 5 to 7 years after which the would become free citizens. By that time they would have either collected enough money to buy a plot of land and start their own homestead or be given by the state a larger plot of land to develop their own farm in a outlying area close to the wilderness.  Within a few decades a ever increasing tapestry of various type of homesteads, business owners and landowners with voting rights formed the backbone of French Canada and New England states.
Latin America Developed completely different. The Spanish and Portuguese models were to At first allocate very large plots of land and offer them to Europeans of lower noble class to develop enormous plantations. Which they did, as these plantations became larger and more numerous, non European labour (Mainly Africans and Native Americans) was brought in with very little cost or as slave labour.  This created a system similar to that of feudal Europe of the Middle Ages, with lords and peasants with no middle class and no voting rights.

Colonial rule: Spain ruled their colonies with iron hand, zero freedom for entrepreneurship or liberal education.  The most famous european philosophers and scientists were banned in Latin America, because their ideas were seen as anarchic and challenged the status quo.  Latin colonies lived in the Middle Age until their independence.

not only that, there is the difference of spanish form of rule and the british rule which we see in the us/canada/australia/new zealand. notice how there is a huge disparity in wealth between the british and spanish former colonies. the british gave the colonies some form of self-rule and some self autonomy and even a miniature version of democracy. the spaniards did not give their colonies such freedom but rather was much more oppressive, and for that reason it was much harder to establish a stable form of government the way the former british colonies such as the us did.

hispanic countries did not bring this rigid, puritanical hard work ethic with them and this is one reason for the differences in success between the two countries. however, contrary to stereotype, they were not necessarily a bunch of lazy bums who partied, drank booze, and seduced native women instead of working hard. that isn’t necessarily true. but latin american society was much more relaxed though than the us, and this is shown by the huge difference in productivity between the two countries.

A couple centuries later when Bolivar tried to form his United States of South America he had full support from the uneducated peasants and freed slaves against the powerful land owners who had the support of Spain . Brasil similar situation.  Although  South America did break away from Europe, the lack of a middle class society failed to make them as successful as Anglo/French  countries to the north due to lower expectation standards and high corruption.

Weapons –

  1. Racial classification confusion – White Latin Americans like to tell their victims they are a variety colors rather than the color they are.
  2. Hogging the media
  3. Lying about racial harmony.
  4. Racial shaming –
  5. Discrimination –
  1. Dominican Republic (The Worst of the Worst)

The Vicini’s Control the Sugar Industry of Dominican Republic

White Make up only 14% but 90% of the Dominican economy($71 billion dollars) is controlled by 25 White families. On average, only 45 cents of every dollar a tourist spends in a developing country remains in the local economy. Spanish hoteliers own many of the most popular Dominican chains.

The upper and upper-middle classes of the Dominican Republic are overwhelmingly of European origin.[53][54]

The middle class, which is the class with the broadest colour spectrum,[55] is roughly ⅓ white. Altogether, about 45% of the lower-middle, upper-middle and upper class Dominicans are white, with mixed-race Dominicans reaching a similar proportion.[54]

The lower class is overwhelmingly of mixed-race (81%).

“The country suffers from marked income inequality; the poorest half of the population receives less than one-fifth of the GDP, while the richest 10 per cent enjoys nearly 40 per cent of GDP.

Still, about one of three Dominicans lives in poverty, according to World Bank statistics. The electricity cuts out daily and the country spends less of its gross domestic product on education than nearly any other Latin American country. Catholic Youth Ministry coordinator Luis Rosario said the country has more brothels than schools

Moreover, the World Bank report points out that Dominican society suffers from much inequality, particularly in urban areas. The report paints a picture of a country in which the poor remain poor, trapped in their situation with little chance of escaping. Dominican society is highly unequal even in the context of the Latin American region, well-known for its gaping divisions; whilst over the decade an average of 41% of the overall population in Latin America and the Caribbean moved up to a higher income group, this figure was a mere 2% in the Dominican Republic.

  • The U.N. agency says half of Dominicans younger than 18 live in poverty, struggling to get enough food, access to safe drinking water and adequate housing. Only 30 percent of kids finish primary school and that only 18 percent finish secondary school on time. Those schools are in poor shape: Nearly half have no drinking water and nearly 60 percent have no toilets
  • Most of the Dominican media is White, and many upscale night clubs discriminate against anyone with African blood. http://nypost.com/2007/08/08/the-drs-dark-secret/.

Dominican Republic was described as dire.  The D.R. has 1.6 million Whites.

The DR has always been a much darker place than Cuba or Puerto Rico. Dominicans have long looked down on Haitians as Blacks, and most Dominicans will tell you they are mulattos no matter how much Black they have in them. In part, this is a way of distinguishing themselves from Haitians.

Most remaining DR Whites are in the areas of Santo Domingo, the capital, and Cibao and Bani. These were tobacco-growing regions, and tobacco did not need huge armies of slaves to work on it. Hence, tobacco growers were often small landowners. The lack of slaves meant that there was much less interbreeding between Whites and Blacks.

2. Peru

Population 15% of Population

The ruling elite has kept the country’s wealth in the capital since Peru’s colonial days. The concentration of economic opportunity along with Peru’s internal conflict prompted massive internal migration in the second half of the 20th century. Concentrated in the provincial, departmental, and national capitals, Peru’s upper class was the other side of the coin of peonage. Whereas the Quechua or Aymara native population was powerless, submissive, and poor, the regional and national elites were White, dominant, and wealthy.

The racial composition of the upper class is predominantly white, although a few mestizos are represented, especially at regional levels. The social structure of the country follows a Lima-based model. The national upper class is located almost exclusively in the province of Lima, the second strata of elites is provincial, residing in the old principal regional cities, such as Arequipa, Trujillo, and Cusco, but not in Huancayo, Chimbote, or Juliaca, whose populations are predominantly of highland mestizo and cholo origins. Upper-class status in provincial life generally does not equate with the same levels in Lima, but rather to a middle level in the national social hierarchy.

Traditionally, the upper classes based their power and wealth on rural land ownership and secondarily on urban industrial forms of investment. This situation has changed in part through the rise of business, industry, banking, and political opportunities, and also because of the Agrarian Reform Law of 1969, which forced dramatic changes in land tenure patterns. It was, however, a change as difficult to make as any that could be imagined: the fabled landed oligarchy greatly feared any alterations in its property rights, which included the colonos and yanaconas attached to both highland and coastal estates. Their control over Peru’s power, purse, and peasantry bordered on the absolute until the second half of the twentieth century, when the great highland migrations took hold of coastal cities and industrial growth exploded. Ensuing social and political demands could no longer be managed from behind the traditional scenes of power.

Despite this Eurocentric trend, descendants of Japanese and Chinese immigrants have also entered the economic elites, if not with the equivalent social status. At least one Chinese-Peruvian family, which holds substantial banking, commercial, and industrial investments, descends from immigrants who arrived as indentured laborers in the nineteenth century.

Peru has the world’s worst ‘variance’ explicable by the children’s backgrounds, or so the OECD have found. ‘Variance’ means departure from the average. Translated into layman’s language, the finding therefore means that if you examine the educational attainment of Peruvian schoolchildren, you’ll find their success or failure more reliably linked to their background than anywhere else in the world. Never say ‘Indios’ in South American Spanish, though: it’s considered insulting. ‘Do you take me for an Indian?’ means ‘Do you take me for a fool?’ Across the continent, if you want to be polite, you say ‘campesinos’ which means ‘peasants’ and is considered less insulting.

In the Peruvian racialist analysis, white Peruvians are universally rich, well educated, intelligent successful and of course, beautiful. At the other end of the scale, anyone with darker skin must inevitably be poor, uneducated, unintelligent and a criminal.

12% of Peruvians are White. Official figures are 15% according to the CIA, but the last racial census in 1940 showed only 3.7% Whites. The true % of Whites in Peru is quite confused. I think the % of Whites is probably around 12% though,  This gives us 3.5 million Whites in Peru.

The rest of the population is 45% Indian and 37% mestizo. The mestizos here seem to be more Indian than in places like Mexico and Chile.

Peru is an incredibly racist society, and Lima is regarded as the most racist city in Latin America. If a mestizo or Indian stops a White on the street of Lima and asks directions, the White will usually refuse to speak to them. The Whites there have the attitude, “We don’t even talk to these people”, who they refer to as cholos.

Even mestizos experience a lot of racial discrimination, and this experience was one of the reasons so many young Peruvian mestizos became cadres in Sendero Luminoso. My perception is that the average Peruvian mestizo has a lot of Indian blood, possibly even mostly or pure Indian.

Social race is rampant here, and if you take off your Indian clothes, move out of the village to a big city and quit speaking Quechua, you can automagically transform yourself into a mestizo.

Many light or upper class mestizos identify as White and desperately want to be White, and many are admitted into White social circles. A lot of these people have high levels of cognitive dissonance. You may hear an obviously mestizo upper middle class mestizo point to a lower class mestizo as dark as they are and curse the “cholo de mierda” (shitty cholo).

Posters said that the rest of the mestizos who are not trying to identify as Whites really hate Whites and don’t try to hide it at all. Race relations in Peru appear to be catastrophic.

The film piled up numerous examples of how these assumptions manifest themselves in modern Peruvian life. For example, Peruvians with darker skin often find that nobody will serve them at first in expensive stores such as first-hand car outlets — the assumption goes that such a person could not possibly afford to buy such a car. In the expensive beach communities towards the south of Lima, darker-skinned Peruvians wanting to buy property have had to fight off attempts to evict them from residents suspicious of their new neighbours. Of course, when such cases go to court, eviction attempts are shot down as ridiculous examples of discrimination, but the fact they make it so far underlines the extent of the problem. In other areas, outright discrimination is even more common. Various night-life establishments in wealthier areas of Lima such as Miraflores have been temporarily shut down for underhand racist tactics. As exposed by various secret-camera sting operations, many establishments turn away non-whites, telling them that the club is booked for a private function, only to wave on in anyone of the correct race who later drops by.

On the television too, the people that feature are predominantly white with western-looking features, and in the social pages, double page-picture spreads of social events will feature almost 100% white faces. None of this is accidental either, in fact it’s ruthlessly intentional: a telling part of ‘Choleando’ featured an interview with a photographer who had worked for a variety of media outlets and regularly been told to avoid pictures of ‘brown’ people.

This constant subliminal and overt message of white superiority has some tragic affects and manifestations amongst some sectors of Peruvian society. There are people who cruise the streets of Cusco and Miraflores seeking out white foreigners seemingly for nothing else other than their beautiful white looks (and of course, in many cases, a visa). Any other characteristic of the person is irrelevant, the gringo/a merely becomes an ivory trophy to be displayed as a status symbol. But wait! I hear you cry, surely this happens in all countries; it’s an obsession with the foreign and the exotic? Perhaps, but you are far less likely to find people hunting down the black or many Asian visitors and immigrants who come to Peru… It all seems to be part of the unsettling idea that white is better.

For some ‘white worshipping’, goes even further. Choleando featured an interview with a plastic surgeon who spoke of clients who had come to him with pictures of white people’s noses or chins or lips, asking him to make them look more like the people in the pictures. Of course, as the surgeon pointed out, to suppose that ‘white’ features are inherently more beautiful is ridiculous; beauty depends most of all on proportions (think golden rule) in the face, he said, which have no correlation to skin colour whatsoever. Many Peruvians are seemingly not in agreement, and many will attest to the fact that lighter skin and ‘western features’ are inherently desirable. When countless advertising companies and media outlets are telling them that’s the case, it is easy to understand why.

Of course, the picture is not as extreme as I have painted it. Many people interviewed in the film responded that they considered themselves a ‘cholo’ and were proud to be so — something which raises questions about how they reconciled this with the fact that they believed that distinct races exist in Peru. Either way, it shows that many Peruvians are not ashamed to be mixed race. However, discrimination, and deeply unhealthy assumptions about race certainly exist in Peru in a strong way. I hope to explore some other aspects of the issue in future posts. For now, please post any comments you have.

3. Ecuador– Ecuador is a profoundly racist society, as you often see in South American countries where the White % gets low. Although official figures put the White population at 10.4%, the actual number is around 5%. There are 650,000 Whites in Ecuador. They are about as racist as Peruvian Whites. They have utter contempt for Indians and Blacks, and they have nothing to do with other non-Whites.

Similar to how it was in the Jim Crow South, non-Whites are not allowed to eat in White restaurants, or if they are, they must use a separate set of dishes. Whites often wash their faces and hands after dealing with a non-White, as if they had been dirtied.

Official figures show that Ecuador is 65% mestizo and 25% Indian, but social race is amply on display here, and if we go by actual genetics instead, the figures are probably reversed – 66% Indian and 26% mestizo. 3% of the population is Black, all on the coast. As in Bolivia, Ecuadorian Whites said that the Indians in Ecuador hate everyone who is not Indian and want to throw them all out of the country.

The racial history of Ecuador is pretty nasty. Slavery lasted in various odd forms all the way until 1930, and de facto White rule was ongoing until the 1970’s. Non-Whites were not allowed to have any significant government or military posts until that time. In the 1970’s, a progressive regime allowed non-Whites into the officer corps. The nation is very racially stratified, and Whites, Blacks, mulattos, mestizos and Indians all pretty much marry their own.

From 1809 to 1905, Chinese and Jews were banned from entering Ecuador, and there was something resembling an actual racial apartheid structure in place.

In the early 1900’s, a progressive mestizo president came aboard and initiated a series of major changes. At the time, the White population was 30%, but it has since dropped from 30% to 5% in a mere century. The progressive reforms involved a major land reform that broke up the White latifundias (vast estates) and distributed the lands to the Indians and mestizos. Many of the original stock of Spanish and British Whites returned to Europe in disgust due to these changes.

In the 1920’s, a significant wave of German immigration came to the country. Presently, Germans make up the largest % of Ecuadorian Whites, followed by Spaniards, British and a small number of Lebanese. Many of the Germans are Nazi supporters.

Certainly, the political voice of black people in Ecuador has historically been limited by poverty; in 2001 73.8% of the Afro-Ecuadorian population were unable to satisfy their basic needs (Sánchez, 2005, p.12). And, though poverty (measured by income) among Afro-Ecuadorians had reduced to 42.9% by 2009, this was still significantly higher than white or mestizo populations (26.3% and 32.7% respectively) (de la Torre & Sánchez, 2012, p. 142).

Indigenous populations experience even greater levels of poverty than Afro-Ecuadorians, estimated at 68.2% in 2009 (de la Torre & Sánchez, 2012, p. 142),

4. Bolivia

Although official figures put the number of Whites in Bolivia at 15%, the actual number is smaller at 8%. 65% are Indians, and 27% are mestizos. There are 1 million Whites in Bolivia. The Whites tend to live in the Western part of country. Race relations there were described as horrible, and Whites were often targets of abuse and verbal and even physical aggression by Indians.

The Indians were said to have a grudge against the Whites going back centuries to the Conquest. Posters said that the Indians consider the whole country theirs, hate everyone who is not Indian and want to throw all non-Whites out of the country.

Whites have traditionally tried to marry only other Whites, but lately some young Whites are starting to date Indians and Blacks, much to the consternation of their more traditional relatives. Whites do not really hate mestizos, though out of tradition, they do not date or marry them. Furthermore, the mestizos often hate the Indians just as much as the Whites do.

Posters described White Bolivians as living in fear. Expressions of White ethnocentrism invite attacks, robberies and even homicides, so Whites tend to keep their heads down. The feeling among Bolivian Whites is that they are losing their country. Many White Bolivians are taking off, often migrating to Southern Brazil.

5. Brazil – Racial democracy or White Dictatorship

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The population of Brazil is made of a majority of Black and Mulatto (51%) and some other yellow and indigenous minorities (2 to 3%), but in the Brazilian parliament 90% of the elected members are white and only 1 in 10 (10%) Black and Metis people, while Brazil is still a democracy.

For the last Presidential election all 3 candidates were all white.

with 51% of Black and Metis, there is only 10% of the latest group in the parliament?

In Brazil the richest 10% of the Population control 42% of the economy.

For outsiders, Brazil is multicutural country, with happy Metis and Black people spending most of their time in Carnival, or crushed by poverty in the slums.

In nearly every area of importance that one studies in Brazil, it is dominated by persons with white skin and European features (1). For some who don’t live in Brazil, this may seem to be an exaggeration but numerous visitors to Brazil have commented on what we call the ‘ditadura de brancura‘ (dictatorship of whiteness). In reality, Brazilians themselves are also quick to outright deny this, downplay it or try to dismiss this reality as ‘vitimismo’ (playing the victim). But seriously, with study after study confirming Brazil’s obsession with portraying itself as a European nation, at what point does denial become consciousness of the fact with no desire to admit the truth? With this in mind, it’s refreshing to see the rise ofindependent You Tube productions and blogs as black Brazilians continue to find creative ways to make their presence felt and bring a bit a more balanced racial representation of the array of phenotypes that one sees in everyday Brazil. 

The Brazilian nation was constructed upon the free labor of 4-5 million African slaves, a total representing more than 40% of all African slaves sent to the Americas and between 9 and 10 times the amount of Africans that ended up in the United States. The brutality of Brazilian slavery was such that the average life span of these slaves was about 7 years. With the end of slavery at hand near the end of the 19th century (1872), elites looked at a population that was 80% non-white and didn’t like what they saw. The solution was the slow whitening and eventual disappearance of the non-white population by three methods.

Why is Brazil not a superpower

Brazil gained its independence in 1824 from Portugal. Portugal, at that point in history, wasn’t exactly what you would call an industrial superpower. In fact, Portugal was such a mess they couldn’t muster the stones/resources to suppress the Brazilian independence movement. There was no real “war of independence” for Brazil.

The US colonies were populated by, relatively speaking, a well-educated, free populace, where class divisions were not so rigidly reinforced by racial divisions. I’m ignoring slavery for the moment, as industrialization in the US was focused in the free northern colonies.

If you read Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, you can see how the US’s Calvinist/protestant culture created the cultural conditions necessary for rapid and successful industrialization. The lack of very rigid class divisions meant that more of the US’s human resources were more effectively utilized, with everyone more able to contribute their full talents to the US’s industrialization.

Additionally, the northern colonies were not exactly what you would call resource rich as the southern colonies; agriculture north of Virgina was nowhere near as productive as south of it. This means that the Northern colonies were forced to find competetive advantage somewhere other than agriculture, so they turned to industry to feed themselves.

Brazil, by contrast, was very different case. You had a small, landed white minority that made most of its wealth running the large sugar, coffee, and cotton fazendas (plantations). They imported huge numbers of slaves the country over to run these fazendas. While the natives were generally either left alone, or forced into servitude by the fazenda owners and/or catholic missionaries.

Looking back to Weber, the Brazilians’ non-Calvinist culture, combined with the rigid racial divisions, and huge wealth the landed classes gained by doing almost nothing, meant the people running the country had no incentive to industrialize; they were getting rich just fine without it, and those that weren’t didn’t matter anyway. These attitudes continued well after the abolition of slavery, and even today many of Brazil’s class divisions have a heay racial component (no matter what Brazilians say).

The US was founded by the world’s foremost industrial and military superpower. As such, they had a huge leg up in knowledge and resources required to industrialize.

 

  1. They initiated a mass immigration program that attracted more than 4 million European immigrants over the next 70 years while simultaneously creating a law, Decreto 528, of 1890, that would require Africans and Asians to get approval from congress to migrate to the country.
  2. After slavery, simply abandoning former slaves and forcing them to survive on their own accord.
  3. Encouraging non-white Brazilians to desire procreation with white or light-skinned partners so that after a few generations of this mixture, the African or black phenotype would be effectively eliminated from the nation. Scientist João Batista de Lacerda was so certain of this that, in his thesis entitled Os mestiços do Brasil (Mixed race people of Brazil) that he presented in 1911 at the First Universal Races Congress at the University of London, he predicted that within 100 years (by 2011), black people will have disappeared and mixed-race people would represent only 3% of the population.

In fact, according to José Carlos Rui in his article, “O sonho racista de um povo branco (The racist dream of a white people)”, Lacerda’s prediction actually left many people furious because they felt that a century for the nation to become white was much too long! For Brazilian writers of the period between 1870 and 1930, it was obvious that the country needed to whiten itself because they saw blacks, Indians and people of mixed race as peoples incapable of civilization and representations of Brazil’s backwardness. Politician and writer Joaquim Nabuco thought that “European immigration could bring, continuously, into the tropics a stream of lively, energetic, and wholesome Caucasian blood”. Literary critic José Veríssimo thought that “sooner or later it (the white race) would eliminate the black race” from Brazil. Silvo Romero wrote in 1880 that “the victory in the battle for life, among us, will belong, in the future, to the white man”. He predicted it would take three or four centuries so he accepted the 100 year prediction of Lacerda with optimism. In 1921, journalist Artur Neiva wrote that “within a century, the nation will be white” and in 1923, deputy Carvalho Neto predicted that “the negro would disappear within 70 years”. In 1938, doctor and writer Afrânio Peixoto said that 200-300 years were necessary for the nation to totally pass through the “black eclipse”. Not exactly predictions that would lead one to believe in a “racial democracy” or equal acceptance of all three races that were the base of the Brazilian people.

 

A Redenção de Cam (The Redemption of Ham)

While Brazil’s national identity seemingly prides itself in its mixed race heritage, it is important to realize that the goal of elites in the 19th century was not the complete mixture of the population but rather the complete whitening of the population. This white dream is captured perfectly in 1895 painting entitled A Redenção de Cam (The Redemption of Ham) by the Spanish artist Modesto Brocos. As the old Bible myth declared descendants of the character Ham to be cursed, this painting can be interpreted as such:

The black grandmother on the left had had a relationship with a white man, which produced her mulata daughter sitting next to her. The mulata daughter had a relationship with the Portuguese immigrant sitting next to her that produced the phenotypically white baby that sits on her lap. The grandmother gives thanks and praise because the “black stain” has finally been removed from the family. The palm leaves behind her are a symbol of hope.

Thus, today it should not be surprising that black exclusion, murder, anti-African sentiments, racism and an obsession with whiteness continue to be blatantly present in Brazilian society.

It is a part of the nation’s very history.

Brazilian soaps are almost always about White families. Blacks play minor supporting roles, running a juice stand on the beach, practicing voodoo and giving practical advice to the Whites. The reason Brazilian TV is so White is because research has shown that mostly Black/mulatto Brazilian viewers do not want to see Blacks or mulattos on TV.

There is still racial discrimination in Brazil to the extent that if you are lighter it is easier to get a good job than if you are darker, but Brazilians like Mexicans labor under the lie that they have beaten racism. This is a problem in that it makes existing racism hard to deal with. If there is no racism and everyone gets along fine, anyone bringing up racism charges is a troublemaker and a liar who is trying to set the races against each other.

Furthermore, studies show that Blacks are bullied at school by Whites who call them the equivalent of  “nigger.” Blacks are almost never hired by Brazilian firms for good white-collar jobs, and those few Blacks that have such jobs are almost always hired by foreign firms.

The truth is that privileged Brazilian Whites simply refuse to work for a Black boss or have Black superiors. That would be like your slaves lording it over you. The Whites have a very good privileged system there, and they don’t want to share with Blacks at all.

On the other hand, the discrimination is really more economic than genetic, and social race is all the rage. Black and mulatto cops will stop and search groups of Black and mulatto males (racial profiling) but will not stop groups of Whites. Why? The darker guys are often up to no good.

A wealthy Black is only respected if he dresses the part and has the proper wealthy adornments. Furthermore, he needs a White woman, preferably a blond. The first thing Black futbol stars do when they hit the big-time is grab a blond to marry.

Yet a White man, even if he dresses down, is considered to be automatically OK. But a rich Black man dressing down would be considered just another low-class Black up to no good. Much also is made of education and speech. Most Whites are well-educated and speak a refined Portuguese. Blacks are usually poorly-educated and speak a slangy, low-class dialect something like a Portuguese Ebonics.

But not all Whites are rich, and there are many poor Whites in the South. The favelas of the South are filled with Whites, and there are White beggars on the streets. Blacks in the South have been elected governors of states and mayors of large cities, and the South was the first place Blacks got civil rights. Studies show that the best place for a Black to live is in the White South due to the wealth of the region.

Nevertheless, the upper class Whites of the South are extremely racist by US standards. They dislike people with dark skin and regard them as inferior. There is not much anti-Semitism because there are only a few Jews (12,000) in the region

The racial history of Brazil is very interesting.

Originally, the Indian tribes were nearly bred out of existence. They sent over the dregs of Portuguese society. Due to the harsh nature of the region they were going to, the colonists were nearly all men. They few women on board the ships were generally prostitutes. Most decent women did not want to put up with the rigors of colonization. It meant a long sea voyage on a ship full of males in an environment of poor hygiene. When you stepped off the ship, the new land was all jungle, with unpleasant tropical weather, many jungle diseases and no hospitals. In addition, the new settlements were under continuous attack by hostile Indians.

One famous such colonist was named Diogo Álvares. The Tupinambá Indians referred to him as Caramurú, his Indian name. He singlehandedly fathered 200 children by many different Indian women. Essentially, most of the coastal Brazilian Indian tribes were simply fucked out of existence. Interbreeding with Indians continued even up until the late 1800’s, and it was not unusual for a White man to father up to 20 children with different Indian women.

Hence, the true settlement of the country occurred due to voluntary immigration from Europe or the importation of African slaves, mostly from the Portuguese colony of Angola.

White women were so heavily valued by Portugal that the law stipulated that they were not allowed to leave the country without the signed permission of their husbands or fathers, in shades of a practice that continues today in Arab lands. Unbelievably, this law remained on the books until 1975!

Since there was a shortage of women, many men brought their own wives from Europe, or arranged marriages in Europe, or tried their luck with the yearly importation of Crown’s Orphans, orphan girls gathered from all over Europe and imported to Brazil to become brides for male colonists. Yet there were still not enough women. So many men had sex with their female Black slaves, resulting in a large mulatto population.

In the late 1800’s after slavery was abolished (1888) the government undertook a “Whitening” or Branqueamento project that was shockingly called just that. The idea was that Brazil was a mostly Black country, and that mostly Black meant disaster for the future (Racial thinking was extremely common at the time).

Hence a huge effort was made to encourage Europeans to immigrate to Brazil. This effort went on for some time and attracted many immigrants from Italy, Germany, other parts of Europe, and even Japan.

In 1923, a Brazilian Congressman famously said, “The Black eclipse will have passed entirely in 70 years.” He was referring to the disappearance of Blacks in Brazil as an ethnic entity, presumably replaced with some sort of mulatto orzambo.

In 1945, the country’s official immigration policy openly stated the need to “develop within the country’s ethnic composition the most convenient characteristics of its European descent.”

As recently as 25 years ago (1988), an assistant to the governor of São Paolo actually suggested mass birth control for Blacks, Indians and mixed-race people as a eugenic measure.

This official explicitly racial thinking is pretty much a thing of the past. Posters said that Lula is a mulatto (though he looks White to me), and racism is now actually illegal in the country (whatever that means), though the law is hardly enforced and even those convicted get a slap on the wrist.

Furthermore, there is a very large amount of interbreeding going on in Brazil, even in the Far South. Down there, this mostly involves White women breeding with Black and mulatto men. In the rest of Brazil, all sorts of racial interbreeding is going on, described as epidemic.

In general, this is mostly going on with lower class Whites. The middle and upper class Whites still do not mix with non-Whites all that much.

White Brazilians felt that the situation for Whites in Brazil was dire, even in the South.

6. Colombia

Cali Colombia

Colombia has a large White population estimated at around 22%, which means there are 10 million Whites in Colombia, as many as in Mexico. However, the Whites here typically have some Indian and Black blood, so it is more of a social race concept. Further, a Colombian White often has brothers or sisters that are quite a bit darker than he is, relics of a long history of interbreeding here. The rest of the population is 54% mestizo, 14% mulatto, 6% Black, 3% zambo (defined below) and 2% Indian.

Antioquia Province is one of the Whitest places in Latin America along with Southern Brazil and Costa Rica’s Central Valley. This region is 80% White, and White Antioquians are known as paisas. Antioquia is 1% Indian, and the rest are Blacks and mulattos. There was little interbreeding with the Indians since the Indians were so violent that they did not accept newcomers.

The capital of Antioquia is Medellin, and this is also a very White city, but recently many Blacks, mulattos and Indians have been moving to the city from other parts of Colombia, so it is not as White as it used to be.

Manizales is another majority-White city. The Whites are mostly Spaniards, but curiously, in Barranquilla and Santander, there are many Germans. Colombia received a very large input of Black slaves.

There is a lot of racism in employment here, and the dumb blonde gets the job over the competent Black with a degree. Everything here is all about appearances both genetic and personal – your height, weight, clothing – and above all else, social class. Other than that, some say that race relations are generally pretty good, keeping with the trend in the most heavily mixed Latin American countries such as Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil.

However, others say that racism is still a very serious problem in Colombia. 30 years ago, it was not uncommon to see signs in Colombia saying saying, “House For Rent. No Blacks.” To this day, it is very common for Afro-Colombians to beturned away from upscale establishments on account of their color.

6. Mexico

7. Panama

Panama is the second wealthiest Latin American country after Uruguay. Panama became rich mainly because of the building of the Panama canal which was built by a crew that was 75% Black.

Panama is ruled by the “Rabiblancos” or White elite.

7. Mauritania

8. Sudan

Formerly

Liberia

Game Changers : Black Owned Bank receives 8,000 new bank accounts and $1 million in 5 days

There are 21 African American owned banks with assets totaling approximately $4.7 billion or approximately 0.43 percent of African America’s $1.3 trillion in buying power. In 1994, there were 54 African American owned banks according to the FDIC. Now, there are 21.

In other words 99% of Black Americans put their money in Non Black Banks

Goal push that to at least 15% of Black spending Power

or $150 billion dollars

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/07/15/black-owned-banks-credit-unions/87118624/

10 Largest Black owned Banks

  1. ONE UNITED BANK

https://www.oneunited.com/

In the past two years, we have financed over $100 million in loans – most in low to moderate income communities such as South Central, Compton, Liberty City and Roxbury. However, we never participated in subprime lending. We have always experienced low loan losses.

Our growth has been through acquiring community banks across the country that are equally dedicated to our mission including – Founders National Bank of Los Angeles, Family Savings Bank in Los Angeles, California, Boston Bank of Commerce in Boston,Massachusetts and People’s National Bank of Commerce in Miami, Florida.

Locations – Los Angeles, Miami, Boston

Founded: August 02, 1982

FDIC Region: New York

Assets: $590 624 000

2. SEAWAY BANK & TRUST COMPANY

http://www.seawaybank.us/

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Founded: January 02, 1965

FDIC Region: Chicago

Assets: $573,168, 000

 

 

3. LIBERTY BANK & TRUST COMPANY

http://www.libertybank.net/

Liberty, one of the nation’s largest African-American-owned banks, has 20 branches in four states, including locations in Kansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The Douglass National deal raises Liberty’s asset base to $545 million. 

 

Locations: New Orleans, Louisiana | Baton Rouge-Louisiana | Kansas City, Missouri | Dallas, Texas

Founded: November 16, 1972

FDIC Region: Dallas

Assets: $545,019,000

 

5. CITIZENS TRUST BANK

http://www.carverstatebank.com/

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Founded: June 18, 1921

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $392 286 000

6. BROADWAY FEDERAL BANK FSB

http://www.broadwayfederalbank.com/

Location: Los Angeles, California | Inglewood, CA

Founded: February 26, 1947

FDIC Region: San Francisco

Assets: $385 055 000

7. CITY NB OF NEW JERSEY

https://www.citynatbank.com/

 

Location: Newark, New Jersey

Founded: June 11, 1973

FDIC Region: New York

Assets: $340 301 000

8. INDUSTRIAL BANK

http://www.industrial-bank.com/

 

Location: Washington, DC

Founded: August 18, 1934

FDIC Region: New York

Assets: $342 524 000

9. MECHANICS & FARMERS BANK

https://www.mfbonline.com/main/index2.html

 

 

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Founded: March 01, 1908

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $304,809,000

 

Non Slavery Countries that have made the most money from Black people

  1. South Korea

Seoul Lotter Tower

 

45 percent of adult Korean males are self-employed.

 

Why So Many US Koreans Run Dry Cleaners While Arabs Are Grocers

2. India

More than 50 per cent of the convenience stores in the US are owned or managed by people of Indian origin, many of them Patels, according to the Asian-American Convenience Store Owners Association. In fact, the 2010 US census lists more than 145,000 Patels

 

Hair is India’s third largest export

 

3. China

4. Lebanon

 

At the end of the war, there were extensive efforts to revive the economy and rebuild national infrastructure.[14] In spite of these troubles, Lebanon has the highest Human Development Index in the Arab world, to the exclusion of the oil-rich economies of the Persian Gulf.

Typical “Injustice of the Year” or Turning in Point in Police interactions with Black people

First of all Black Lives Matter is not an organization, it is a Movement and the Question of the Moment is If Society is serious about Fixing police brutality why are the following suspects not in jail.

Why are they not treated like the Police Officers in Marksville, Louisiana

http://theadvocate.com/news/13927384-123/yall-just-dont-know-what

” The National Media has been acting as the public relations arm of the police department”  Don’t you be deceived the only reason that that cop (Jeronimo Yanez) killed Philando Castille and didn’t shoot everyone in the car is because he couldn’t get an aim quick enough before she turned the camera on. But if you take a look at that video, he had the gun aimed at her. The gun was not aimed at Philando, he had the gun aimed at her the entire time. He wanted her to make a movement or do something to give him an excuse to kill her too, and then her phone would have mysteriously disappeared, of course, she was live streaming it, so their was nothing he could do. He didn’t know it was being live streamed on facebook. He was waiting for an opening or an opportunity to RUB OUT THAT WHOLE CAR INCLUDING THE CHILD IN THE BACK SEAT! AND I DARE ANYBODY TO PROVE THAT WRONG!He was going to slaughter the entire family. Right there.

I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ANYTHING MORE ABOUT SAYING MORE! WHERE’S THE DAMN ARREST! You notice everybody’s talking and talking and talking and jaw jacking. They’re not putting anybody in hand cuffs. Except the Black folks,they put her in hand cuffs, Diamond. They killed her fiancee, the father of her child, and put her in handcuffs, and held her captive and hostage, until the next morning, didn’t give her anything to eat or drink. We are trying to get you to say something. We are using illegal torture tactics, depriving you of food and water, to see if we can get you to be so disoriented that you say something that allows us to arrest you or defends this in some way. YOU HAVE NO GOOD COPS UP THERE! Yeah I said it, where were the good cops to say you cannot hold this woman, she’s done nothing wrong, where are they? When you allow one or two bad police to stay in the police department, they make the whole police department bad. Because everyone has to become a bad cop in order to defend the bad ones. You didn’t pull the trigger on Philando Castille, but you are aiding and abetting the ones who have so guess what? You’re all bad cops now. He’s just the bad cop who pulled the trigger. You’re the bad cops who defends the trigger man, and the law recognizes no distinction between the trigger man and his accomplices. So no, you don’t have any good cops in Minnesota. You don’t have any good jobs at that police department.

Because none of them are getting up and demanding that murderer be jailed. None of them worked to get that woman out of jail, and say we can’t hold her. They all came in lockstep. You all became bad cops that day. At that moment forward, you’re all bad cops. All of you. He walked in as the only bad cop, but the moment she left the whole police department became bad. There should have been police officers all over the place saying, I will not come back to the job, as long as THIS MURDEROUS ANIMAL WEARS THE SAME UNIFORM AS I DO! They should be united in that. I took an oath to defend the people and the Constitution, and so long as this murdering killing worthless thug is allowed to stand here. He is a disgrace and insult and attack on everything we do. So don’t tell me about the good cops today. The good cops are invisible today. The good cops are absent today. The good cops don’t have a damn things to say today. The good cops are not demanding the ouster of the bad ones today.

  1. Castille did not have a busted tail light.Also, the broken taillight reason was BS. Police scanner recordings revealed that the officer pulled them over because they might be suspects in a robbery because he saw a “wide nose.” They were straight up racially profiled
  2. Did not give first aid when he shot them.

# Alljobsmatter

 

Stupid arguments that no sensible person should listen to concerning this issue.

 

1. What about Black on Black Crime

  1. Police swore an oath to protect and serve 2. If you are justifying killing a person of a certain group simply because their members have killed each other than you can use that as an excuse to kill anybody.

2. More White people are killed by police. More Black people are killed disproportionately, and unfairly.

3. Blacks do more crime

4. All lives Matter, They never started saying “All Lives Matter” until people started saying “Black Lives Matter”

Two rebuttals to that.

  1. Blacks have a higher unemployment rate. Almost all of the Black on Black crime happens in ghettos, not in places like say Uniondale, New York which is a middle class Black Community.
  2. Also Blatant unfairness in the criminal justice. Whites do more, but Blacks are more punished for it.

 

The only way this country is going to receive “Racial healing” is if justice is served.

 

Along with the two men who died, is the notion of “respectability politics” which is the major thing that made people believe in America. The idea that you will be rewarded or protected by your behavior.

 

2014 – Trayvon Martin

2014 – Mike Brown

2014 – Eric Garner

2014 – Tamir Rice

2014 – Akai Gurly

2014 – Yvette Smith

2015- Rekia Boyd

2015- Freddie Gray

2015 – Jamar Clark

2015 – Eric Harris

2016 – Alton Sterling

2016 – Philando Castile

Examples of Whites receiving lenient Sentences

  1. Keith Swainson – Went on a violent rampage throwing boxes of golf clubs at neighbors houses, and shooting at police officers. The standoff lasted for 7 hours. Used gas to force him out.
  2. Brock Turner- Receives only 6 months for 2 counts of rape
  3. Spencer Jackson Byrd-Raped an underage girl received only 9 months in county jail. Not even prison

 

 

Whites are 60% of the U.S population, but make up 70% of arrests, but only 35% of convictions

 

  • Blacks are less than 13% of the U.S. population, and they make up only 14% of regular drug users, but they are 37% of those arrested for drug offenses, and 56% of those in state prisons for drug offenses.[9]
  • Black kids are 10 times more likely to be arrested for drug crimes than white kids [11]—even though white kids are more likely to abuse drugs[11].
  • Blacks aged 18-25 are less likely than whites to have used marijuana in the last 12 months[12]:
  • The U.S. prison population rose by 700% from 1970 to 2005, mostly as a result of the War on Drugs.[20]
  • The United States has 5% of the world’s population, but we house 25% of the world’s prisoners.[9]

 

Siamese Bigots : China and India have a huge problem with racism toward black people

May 27
Just minutes before his birthday, Masonda Ketanda Olivier was beaten to death. The Congolese national was confronted by a mob of men late at night last Friday in New Delhi and killed. Police said the incident was a dispute over the hiring of an autorickshaw; Olivier’s friend, an Ivorian national, said it was a clear hate crime, with racial epithets repeatedly invoked.This week, irate African diplomats in the Indian capital pointed to Olivier’s murder as evidence of wider discrimination and bigotry against black people who visit and live in India. Olivier, who reports indicate was about to turn 24, was teaching French.

“The Indian government is strongly enjoined to take urgent steps to guarantee the safety of Africans in India including appropriate programmes of public awareness that will address the problem of racism and Afro-phobia in India,” Alem Tsehage, the Eritrean ambassador and the diplomat representing other African envoys in New Delhi, said in a statement. They also warned against new batches of African students enrolling in Indian universities.

A number of African diplomats chose to boycott a planned event celebrating the history of India-Africa ties on Thursday.

On the same day, on the other side of the Himalayas, an ad for a Chinese laundry detergent went viral.

The Chinese detergent ad that has sparked international outrage

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A Chinese laundry detergent ad went viral and has prompted backlash for its racist implications. (Thomas Johnson/The Washington Post)

It is shockingly racist: The video, which you can watch above, shows a fetching Chinese woman lure a paint-stained, lascivious African man toward her. She briefly toys with him before shoving a detergent capsule into his mouth and him into the machine. Out emerges a fresh-faced Chinese man, looking sparkling white and clean.

The backlash to the ad has been swift in English-language media circles, with the Shanghaist highlighting it as yet another display of blatant racism in China that “can leave you completely and utterly dumbfounded.”

These two separate episodes, a murder in Delhi and a callous video in Chinese cyberspace, shouldn’t be seen as isolated incidents. Rather, they are features of a prevailing theme: the inescapable racism and ignorance faced by Africans in both countries.

India and China represent two of the world’s most dynamic, booming economies. Their populations jointly comprise a third of humanity. The countries both consider themselves now finding their rightful place in the world after centuries in the shadow of an imperial West. Part of their economic rise has seen both nations build robust ties with countries in Africa.

For Beijing and New Delhi, the continent is an important arena not just for trade, but for the exercise of soft power and wider geopolitical goals.

Yet many Africans who have come in the tens of thousands to China and India as students and businessmen, petty merchants and backpackers, complain of persistent racism.

In February, a Tanzanian woman was stripped and beaten by a mob in Bangalore after a Sudanese man, in an entirely separate incident, was believed to have hit a local with his car.

Last year, an Indian publication put together a moving, sad video, below, of testimony from African students and professionals about their experience of daily discrimination. It also includes 2014 footage of a mob in a Delhi metro station attacking three black men with sticks, while chanting nationalist slogans.

“It’s like I have a disease,” says one student in the video.

In China, it’s a similar picture. In a 2013 account, an African American English teacher recounted his students complaining about their instructor: “I don’t want to look at his black face all night,” one said.

Africans across the country, whether on university campuses or elsewhere, have also been subject to attack and abuse. Growing merchant communities in certain cities, such as in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, rub up against a wider population that is ethnically homogenous and largely unfamiliar with the diversity and history of black populations elsewhere.

The African community in Guangzhou has taken to the streets to protest unfair treatment on a number of occasions, including in 2009 after the death of a Nigerian man fleeing a police raid and in 2012 after another man died mysteriously in police custody.

A comedy group based in Shanghai produced a video regarding Chinese stereotypes about black people.

While India is home to a dizzyingly diverse, multiethnic and multilingual society, prejudice abounds. Africans experience the same crude cocktail of ignorance and bias toward “whiteness” as their counterparts in China. The Indian government has promised a swift and judicious investigation into Olivier’s murder.

Meanwhile, there’s an underlying irony to the Chinese detergent ad. Asthe Shanghaiist reports, it’s a blatant copy of an older Italian commercial, which drew the opposite, albeit similarly awkward, conclusion: “Colored is better.”

More on WorldViews:

 

More Articles on Chinese AntiBlack racism

 

http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/racism-with-chinese-characteristics-the-laundry-detergent-ad-and-han-privilege/

 

 

Delhi Africa summit China vs India

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India Africa Forum

Trade Between India and Africa is almost $ 100 billion

The development of modern-day relations has gone through two main periods. During the period of colonialism and liberation wars, political relations became stronger. At the wake of the Cold War, many African countries joined the non-aligned movement pioneered by Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia and Yugoslavia.

During the years of decolonisation, India exerted considerable political and ideological influence in Africa as a role model and a leader of the Non-Aligned Movement. But India’s ability to develop a broader strategic role in Africa during the 20th century was subject to several constraints. India’s influence was limited by financial weakness and inward-looking economic policies. Its commitment to decolonisation through nonviolent means made it relatively reluctant to provide military assistance to national liberation movements. India’s role in East Africa was also constrained by the large Indian ethnic population that was often resented by black African nationalists. [13]

The India-Africa Forum Summit, which was held from April 4 to April 8, 2008 in New Delhi, India for the first time, constitutes the basic framework for the relations under the South-South Cooperation platform.

There are numerous of Indians and Africans of Indian descent living in Africa, mainly in the eastern and southern coast in places such as Mauritius, Kenya andSouth Africa.

Business[edit]

Indian firms are conducting numerous takeovers abroad and are venturing into Africa. In June 2008, Bharti Airtel, an Indian telecommunications giant, purchasedZain Africa for US$9 billion.[14] Trade between India & Africa has grown exponentially during the past decade. Indo-African trade volume reached US$ 53.3 billion in 2010-11 & US$ 62 billion in 2011-12. It is expected that it would further go up to US$ 90 billion by 2015. As of 2011, India has emerged as Africa’s fourth largest trade partner behind China, EU & USA whilst Africa has emerged as India’s sixth largest trading partner behind EU, China, UAE, USA & ASEAN. It is to be noted that this volume was at a meager US$ 3 billion in 2001. In November 2012 FICCI President led a business delegation to Ethiopia to meet the new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and reaffirm India’s commitment to the growth and development of Africa. Indian companies have already invested more than US$ 34 billion in the resource-rich continent as of 2011 & further investments worth US$ 59.7 billion are in the pipeline. Among the proposals that CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) received from the African nations are 126 agricultural projects worth an investment of $4.74 billion, 177 infrastructure projects worth $34.19 billion, and 34 energy sector plans costing $20.74 billion (337 projects totalling US$ 59.7 billion). Ex-Prime Minister of India, Dr.Manmohan Singh while expressing his country’s support to Africa, said in an Indo-African trade summit that “Africa possesses all the prerequisites to become a major growth pole of the world in the 21st century. We will work with Africa to enable it to realise this potential”. The Indian government has promised to extend loans worth US$ 5.4 billion (during 2011-14) to several African nations in order to nurture growth in those nations.

 

New Delhi invited leaders from all 54 African nations to the biggest-ever India-Africa summit.

The heartbeat of 1.25 billion Indians and 1.25 billion Africans are in rhythm, Narendra Modi said at a lavish session, which included dancers and drummers on Thursday (Oct. 29). The Indian prime minister and his African counterparts discussed trade, investments, our common goals and history with Africa.

But one topic was conspicuously missing from the entire jamboree—India’s deeply ingrained racism towards Africans.

 

There are an estimated 30,000 African students currently studying in India. In total there are 50,000 Africans in India altogether while there are 4 million Indians living in Africa.

In Khirkee alone—where I have worked for the past decade—I have met people from the Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda. But despite their large numbers, India has not been a hospitable country for them.

Cases of violence against people from African countries have been reported from other cosmopolitan places like Bengaluru, Goa, and even Ludhiana. But it is not just regular people who discriminate against dark-skinned expats—government support is missing, and even the police is equally insensitive

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three things that India wants from Africa

  1. Natural resources such as Oil
  2. A Large market to sell its products to.
  3. Votes from Africa to be put on the UN Security Council

 

 

Ways India benefits from Africans

  1. Open non racially discriminatory market to sell to Africans worldwide
  2. Indian Universities make $20,000 of each African students
  3. Access to resources. Nigeria is India’s largest oil supplier

 

Meanwhile Indians in Africa have one of the best lifestyles they have anywhere in the Diaspora.

There are more Indian billionaires in Africa than any other continent outside Asia all at the African’s expense

  1. The Gupta Family billionaire but wealth unknown
  2. Sudhir Ruparelia  1.5 billion
  3. Mohammed Dewji 1.3 billion
  4. Bhimji Depar Shah $1 billion
  5. Manu Chandaria
  6. Narendra Raval
  7. Nashad Merali

 

It is said that when Atul Gupta arrived in Africa and he set up the family business Sahara Computers, which distributes hardware, he was amazed at the lack of red tape compared to India.They were small businessmen back home but their parent company Sahara Group – which has no links to the Indian giant of the same name – now has an annual turnover of about 200m rand ($22m; £14.3m) and employs some 10,000 people.

“Africa was about to become the “America of the world” – the world’s land of opportunity.”Shiv Kumar Gupta

 

 

 

Methods of Indian mistreatment and racism against Africans

  1. Skin bleaching and barring of Dark skin people from media
  2. Discrimination, Not allowed in certain establishments
  3. Harassment
  4. Media demonization.
  5. Situation in Goa –
  6. Taxi racism
  7. Gandhi racism

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVhDz5zjN3-pSxaHJXKGvAA

Tanzania Girl Incident

 

Story outline

Instances of  African cowardice

South Africa

Xenophobia for Africans, Forgiveness  and preferential treatment for Whites, and other NonBlacks

I am told by those who know better that forgiveness is liberating to the persons involved. I don’t question that. I just worry that this expectation of instant forgiveness reproduces racism in the white community and places a denialist salve over the wound in the black community. But does the wound ever really heal because we forgive, because we tell ourselves we have forgiven? I am not so sure. In South Africa the results have been a combination of racist denial on the part of whites and intense anger among young black South Africans.

Mauritania 

Mauritania Senegal Conflict

1989

A state of emergency and curfew were introduced in the Dakar region to prevent further violence. Senegalese President Abdou Diouf used the Senegalese army to protect the Mauritanian nationals who were being rounded up and expelled. In all 160,000 Mauritanians, the majority of them in Senegal, were repatriated.

Meanwhile in Mauritania

Lynch mobs and police brutality in Mauritania resulting in the forced exile of about 70,000 southerners to Senegal, despite most of them having no links to the country. About 250,000 people fled their homes as both sides engaged in cross-border raids.[3] Hundreds of people died in both countries

China –

Strange Hypervigilance against homosexuals.

“We are ready to eat grass but we will not compromise on this.”

“and we catch you, no one will ever set eyes on you again, and no white person can do anything about it.”

“worse than pigs and dogs,”

“Homosexuality is anti-god, anti-human, and anti-civilization. Homosexuals are not welcome in the Gambia.”

The corpse of a homosexual man is dug up twice from a Muslim cemetery and dumped at his families doorstep in Senegal

 

What should be done –

  1. Get a list of all the Media outlets that engage in AntiBlack or behaviour
  2. Ban the entry of African foreign students until their safety is well assured and replace with Online Classes or local classes.
  3. Punish local Indian businesses in Africa for not fixing AntiBlack Racism in their country.

 

India is not an example for Africa.

    1. India has one of the world’s highest rates of murder in the world, at over 40,000 murders per year (though it is also one of the most populated countries in the world).
    2. India is very corrupt, bureaucratic and full or red tape.
    3. India has one of the world’s highest rates of abortion.Time magazine reports that in 2012, the number of abortions in India could be as high as 7 million, with 2/3 of abortions taking place in unauthorized health facilities. Due to unsanitary conditions, a woman in India dies every two hours. Additionally, there are more men than women in India due to the high rate of abortions performed on female fetuses, a practice known as “gendercide.”e
    4. Many Indians find toilet paper repellent and consider it cleaner to splash water with the left hand in the appropriate direction. Consequently, the left hand is considered unclean and is never used for eating. Only 50% of Indians have access to a toilet.
    5. To avoid polluting the elements (fire, earth, water, air), followers of Zoroastrianism in India don’t bury their dead, but instead leave bodies in buildings called “Towers of Silence” for the vultures to pick clean. After the bones dry, they are swept into a central well.f
    6. Rabies is endemic in India. Additionally, “Delhi Belly” or diarrhea is commonplace due to contaminated drinking water. India’s health care system (the most privatized in the world)
    7. India is a hotbed for rape Most rapes go unreported because the rape victims fear retaliation and humiliation – in India and elsewhere in the world.[35] Indian parliamentarians have stated that the rape problem in India is being underestimated because large number of cases are not reported, even though more victims are increasingly coming out and reporting rape and sexual assaults.[8]Few states in India have tried to estimate or survey unreported cases sexual assault. The estimates for unreported rapes in India vary widely. Madiha Kark estimates 54% of rape crimes are unreported. A pervading question remains, “Why India?” Rape is certainly not unique to this part of the subcontinent but the scale is of a different kind. Many experts who deal with the realities of sexual violence against women in India conclude that it is a result of women and girls being marginalized. This is particularly true in poorer homes where girls receive smaller and less nutritious food portions, for example, in favor of their male siblings and are forced to leave school early so they can continue domestic work at home. India is the 4th most dangerous country for women.
    8. India has the highest rate of child marriage in the world, where one in three girls become child brides. Many girls are married off at an early age, become servants or even prostitutes just to survive
    9. Constant lying and cheatingIt’s normal for Indian people to cheat tourists about prices of guesthouses, food, clothes or anything else. Sometimes the whole shopping experience turns into a battle. There are so many lies they tell to each other and tourists that sometimes you feel you’re living in a fairy tale and you start distrusting everyone. Not a healthy state of mind to be in
    10. Polluted and Crowded.
    11. India Caste system – Brahmin- priests, teachers (acharya) and protectors of sacred learning across generations.[1][2][3]Brahmins traditionally were responsible for religious rituals in temples, as intermediaries between temple deities and devotees, as well as rite of passage rituals such as solemnising a wedding with hymns and prayers.[3][4] However, Indian texts suggest that Brahmins were also agriculturalists and warriors in ancient and medieval IndiaGandhi, Patel”Land owner”, Singh-Lion, Mehta – teacher, Bose – evolved as a caste from a category of officials or scribes, Pandita, KhanKshatrias- Traditionally, the kshatriya constituted the ruling and military elite. Their role was to protect society by fighting in wartime and governing in peacetime.Vaishya- Hindu religious texts assigned Vaishyas to traditional roles in agriculture and cattle-rearing but over time they came to be landowners, traders and money-lenders.[1] The Vaishyas, along with members of the Brahmin and Kshatriya varnas, claim dvija status (“twice born”, a second or spiritual birth) after sacrament of initiation as in Hindu theology.[2] Indian traders were widely credited for the spread of Indian culture to regions as far as southeast Asia.[3]Historically, Vaishyas have been involved in roles other than their traditional pastoralism, trade and commerce. According to Ram Sharan Sharma, a historian, the Gupta Empire was a Vaishya dynasty that “may have appeared as a reaction against oppressive rulers”.[4]

      ‘Gupta – protector’ or ‘governor’, Modi,

      Shudra-According to this ancient text, the Shudra perform functions of serving the other three varna

      Dalit-In the Hindu caste system, Dalit status is associated with occupations regarded as ritually impure, such as leatherwork or butchering, or removal of rubbish, animal carcasses and human waste. Dalits work as manual labourers cleaning streets, latrines and sewers.[36] These activities were considered to be polluting to the individual and this pollution was considered contagious. Names – Gajbiye

      Dalits were commonly banned from full participation in Indian social life. They were physically segregated from the surrounding community. For example, they could not enter a temple or a school and were required to stay outside villages. Other castes took elaborate precautions to prevent incidental contact with Dalits

    12. Employees in India change jobs very often.At the entry/mid-management level, a 2-year career with the same company is considered long. Employees are constantly on the lookout for another job and are sometimes actively poached by competitors. I’m told this is because there are substantially fewer “qualified” people than there are jobs. And with more and more MNCs growing their operations in India, this problem is expected to get worse.Work hours in India are long and employees frequently work nights and weekends unproductively. There is no respect for personal time and few employees feel secure enough to push back. As a result, they work their asses off for a couple of years, get burnt out, and move on. Monetary compensation is the only incentive offered to attract and retain good people. Compared to the U.S., employers spend little time or money in building a relationship with their employees. Office socials and events are rare and there is no sense of belonging to a community. Additionally, the Indian culture and company cultures are hierarchical – socializing and networking tends to happen within your peer-level only. As a result, it feels harder to find mentors who take you under their wing, look out for you, and give you straight-up, honest advice that helps you grow.
    13. India is not that smart. For example, when India last participated in the global PISA test, a standardized test of math, science and literacy designed to compare school systems across the world, it came in second to last among more than 70 participating countries.Students graduating from the top 1 percent of institutions (nearly 200,000 students) tend to leave India in search of economic opportunity, masking the reality of the country’s subpar higher education system.Meanwhile, private nonprofit colleges, often owned by corrupt politicians, take advantage of the excess demand for higher education by eliciting cash bribes for admission, a practice that is so prevalent in India that locals have invented a term for it: “capitation fees. TheWall Street Journal reported in 2011 that 75 percent of India’s tech grads aren’t qualified for jobs in the very high-tech global industries India has become famous for. So few of the high school and college graduates who come through the door can communicate effectively in English, and so many lack a grasp of educational basics such as reading comprehension, that the company can hire just three out of every 100 applicants. Yet 24/7 Customer’s experience tells a very different story. Its increasing difficulty finding competent employees in India has forced the company to expand its search to the Philippines and Nicaragua. Most of its 8,000 employees are now based outside of India.Business executives say schools are hampered by overbearing bureaucracy and a focus on rote learning rather than critical thinking and comprehension. Government keeps tuition low, which makes schools accessible to more students, but also keeps teacher salaries and budgets low. What’s more, say educators and business leaders, the curriculum in most places is outdated and disconnected from the real world. Paying to pass classes in India is very common as well.
    14. India is not that rich. There are twice as many millionaires in New York City than there are in all of India. New York has has 400,000 millionaires while India has 186,000. There are 170,000 millionaires in Africa. The average income in India is only $1,500

 

Indians need Africa more than Africa needs India.

India versus Africa

Population   India   1,3    Africa 1.2

Economy      India 2.5 trillion     Africa 3.3 trillion

Pverty rate

Largest city Mumbai 20.7 million       Lagos 22 milion

Area 1.2 million square miles           11.3 million square miles

Tallest Building   Palais Royale, Mumbai    1,050       Hass Jabavu Tower, Nairobi 1,050 feet 

Largest shopping malls   Lulu Square Mall, Kochi 1.7 million square feet   Mall of Africa 1.4 million square feet

Public transportation Systems   Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Kochi Metro (7)

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Addis Ababa Metro

Car companies – Tata, Maruti, Hindustan                       Kantanka, Innosun, Kiira

 

 

 

 

Countries that Indians and Blacks share

  1. Trinidad and Tobago
  2. Guyana
  3. Suriname
  4. Mauritius
  5. Reunion

 

Countries Indians have had to share with others

  1. Fiji
  2. Malaysia