How do you paint a full picture of the past for your students when some voices have long been silenced?
See these beautiful portraits of the Afro-Mexicans, a minority group often stigmatized by indigenous Mexicans for being ‘too black’: Too Black for Mexico — Cécile Smetana Photographs the Afro-Mexicans Stigmatized for the Color of Their Skin | FotoRoom
“We may be uncomfortable talking about race, but we can no longer afford to be silent. We have chosen a profession, which—like parenting—requires that our comforts come second to those of children.”
Here are some happenings around town in honor of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. Scroll down further to see KQED tv programs scheduled for the month.
KQED 9 / KQED PLUS /KQED WORLD / KQED LIFE PROGRAMS:
5:30am Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution
This documentary tells the virtually unknown story of Cuban revolutionaries Frank Pais and Juan Antonio Echeverria.
6pm Rebel: Voces Special Presentation “Loreta Janeta Valazquez”
Loreta Velazquez, a woman and a Cuban immigrant, secretly served as a soldier during the U.S. Civil War.
10:45pm American Comandante: American Experience
Meet William Morgan, the larger-than-life American who rose to power in Cuba during the revolution.
11pm Latino Americans “The New Latinos”
Review the years when Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominicans seek economic opportunities in the United States.
12:30pm Great Performances “Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl”
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass.
2:30pm Music Voyager “Miami: The Magic City”
Hear the sounds of Miami’s electronic dance music sceneand visit the colorful mural district.
8pm Latino Americans “Pride and Prejudice”
Witness the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity and growing Latino activism.
A team of scientists explores royal tombs beneath the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan.
9pm Latino Americans “Peril and Promise”
Examine growing Latino influence on American culture and the debate over undocumented immigrants.
9pm Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle — A Voces Special
The life and death of Ruben Salazar, a prominent Civil Rights era journalist, is investigated.
10pm Voces on PBS “El Poeta”
Mexican poet Javier Sicilia ignited an international movement for peace after the murder of his son.
10pm Voces on PBS “Tales of Masked Men”
Mexican wrestling and its role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico are explored.
10pm Conquistadors With Michael Wood “All the World Is Human”
In 1528, conquistadors, dreaming of gold, land in Florida to begin their exploration and conquest.
11pm Hemingway in Cuba
Travel to Cuba to capture Hemingway’s old haunts — many of which remain unchanged — and explore his real-life adventures in Cuba.
7am The Salinas Project
The film profiles several children of migrant farm workers living in a predominantly Latino neighborhood of Salinas.
Ultimately, white folks’ fear of black anger is an act of psychological projection because White America would not tolerate for a moment the treatment that it routinely dispenses on black Americans and other people of color. Anger and upset at injustice and ill treatment are natural, human responses. Like any other people, black folks have a full range of emotions. Black America is asked to suppress and hide its anger; White America is rarely if ever asked to do the same thing.
For example, black America is asked to forgive and forget racial terrorism. White America never forgives or negotiates with terrorists. Instead, the United States hunts them down and kills with due haste and without apology.
White supremacy has forced black Americans, as a historic matter of survival, to wear a mask that is used to hide the full range of our emotions. In many ways, to publicly deny a full range of our emotion is a profoundly unnatural and unhealthy behavior. The mask also means that all too often, black justice claims are compromised, massaged, and repackaged as to avoid making white folks too uncomfortable. This is an act of surrender to white racial fragility and white privilege—moves that in the long-term accomplish little as power concedes nothing without a demand.
Most people don’t know there’s more than one verse to the national anthem, and it’s the third that’s a doozy.
Inspired by family portraits, Ayana Jackson set out to “fight photography with photography” and honor the lives of middle-class African-American women of a century ago.
|African Americans have long lived with unanswered questions about their roots, holes in their family trees and stubborn silences from elders reluctant to delve into a painful past rooted in slavery. This month, scores of black readers wrote to us, saying they had finally found clues in a most unlikely place: An article published in The New York Times.|
|The story I wrote described the sale of 272 enslaved African Americans in 1838. The men, women and children were owned by the nation’s most prominent Jesuit priests. And they were sold – for about $3.3 million in today’s dollars – to help the college now known as Georgetown University stay afloat.|
|We asked readers to contact us if they suspected that their ancestors were among those slaves, who had labored on Jesuit plantations in Maryland before being sold to new owners in Louisiana.|
|With the help of Judy Riffel, a genealogist hired by the Georgetown Memory Project, a group dedicated to supporting and identifying the descendants of the slaves, we were able to confirm the ancestry of several respondents. For this issue of Race/Related, we decided to simply share their stories.|
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