Trayvon Martin & Civilized Racism

Dr. Layla Abdel-Rahim joins me once more and brings her unique anti-civilization perspective and analysis to the Treyvon Martin and Anna Brown tragedies. She gets to what’s at the root of the persistent racism, prejudice, and white supremacy that unfortunately still reign over our society.

Part I

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Part II

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Check out these links for more valuable information:

Layla’s website

RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH CONFERENCE: RESTORING INDIGENOUS LIFE, WAYS OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND RESPECT

White people lack empathy for brown people, brain research shows.

Woman (Anna Brown) Dies After Being Dragged From Hospital

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Downloadable podcasts
Layla Abdel-Rahim – Civilized Racism pt. I
Layla Abdel-Rahim – Civilized Racism pt. II

3 Responses to Trayvon Martin & Civilized Racism

  1. Josh says:

    Layla: “The victims of aggression in order to express their dismay will have to degrade someone else.” Yeah, Sliding Stigma, as i mentioned in a recent talk: in a society that needs a class of readily exploitable people, I suggest, groups define their worth with “We’re not one of them” (women, disabled people, POC, what-have-you) rhetoric.

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  3. Kyler Jones says:

    I disagree that consumption of meat is speceism, or it went hand in hand with civilization. Non civilized humans eat mostly meat. I think agricultural societies and civilizations ways of obtaining are speciest because they wipe out any species they don’t prefer, and force grains and fruits to grow for their consumption.

    If meat consumption is speceism than so is plant consumption. As if plants are not important and can’t have feelings.

    I think Layla definetley elightens us on her explanation of speceism,racism, sexism, and civilization being completely embedded within eachother. But I also think capitalism gave rise to an even harsher degree of sexism and racism.

    Good talk, who is the interveiwer?

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