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Living While Black In Japan | All Things Considered | NPR

Living While Black In Japan | All Things Considered | NPR

What is it?

The YouTube video Living While Black In Japan | All Things Considered | NPR by the YouTube channel NPR, and here is the description for this video:

In the wake of the 2020 killing of George Floyd, African-Americans and others mounted ongoing street protests.

But African-Americans living abroad felt the anguish as profoundly as their families and friends back “home.”

Some have chosen to live in Japan, one of the most homogeneous nations in the world. Despite being in a smaller minority in Japan than in their home country, they express feelings of safety and freedom.

Yet, racism in the U.S. still plays a role in their lives. In this short film, several African-Americans living in Japan discuss how their encounters with police and racism in the U.S. played into their decision to live abroad and how leaving the U.S. changed their perceptions of who they are and their connection to the country of their birth.

FEATURING
Rivonne Moore; Henry Moreland Seals; Tamru Grant; Ebony Bowens; LaTanya Whitaker; Tyrone Jones II

CREDITS
Director/Producer/Cinematographer: Shiho Fukada, Keith Bedford; Editor: Shiho Fukada; Consulting Editor: Marlo Poras; Supervising Producer: Nicole Werbeck; Video Producer: Nikki Birch; Executive Producer: Keith Jenkins; Audio Engineer: James Willetts; Subtitles by Renee Klahr; James Baldwin footage (1963) provided by CriticalPast; Data on shooting deaths as of August 8, 2021, provided by Mapping Police Violence

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Dreams

Flooding & Factions

I remembered at least three of my dreams, unfortunately I forgot to record two of them, and so now I only remember barely part of one dream.

This dream took place during the day, and there was a flood.

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Miscellaneous

White Savior: Racism In The American Church

White Savior: Racism in the American Church Trailer

What is it?

The 2019 documentary White Savior: Racism In The American Church.

White Savior: Spot 1
White Savior: Spot 2

Here is how The IMDb describes this documentary:

A documentary exploring the historic roots and ongoing relationship between racism and American Christianity.

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Police Training

Police Training

What Is It?

The YouTube video Police Training by the YouTube channel Tra Rags.

Here is the description for the Tra Rags video above:

Proverbs 17:15

He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous,
Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.

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Dreams

A Fair & Mr. CF & Some Hateful People

All that I can remember of this dream is that someone else, maybe my brother GC, and I went to a fair-like event in a field that I assume was a fairground.

At the fair we met my coworker Mr. CF and several people (friends?, neighbors?, family?, associates?) with country / southern accents he knew who were with him, including at least one man & one woman with light-color skin & one or two others, the people with Mr. CF seemed to be racist / bigots / prejudiced.