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Kim Kardashian Admits She Is Only Now Aware That Racism Exists

Kanye West (R) and Kim Kardashian (L) arrive at the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2014 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images In the film, Tankian sits down with his 97-year-old grandfather, an Armenian genocide survivor, to discuss his recollection of the Ottoman Empires ethnic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians in what is now the Republic of Turkey. Screamers also chronicled Tankians dedication to lobbying for a genocide bill that would formally acknowledge the massacres as genocide. (To date, over 20 countries and 43 U.S. states do so.) I cant pretend that Screamers spurred me toward heightened activism. But as an African American whose ancestral experience in this country has also been marked with ethnic exploitation, abuse, torture, and murder, and a long-term lack of formal acknowledgment of chattel slavery as the centuries-long human rights violation it was, I empathized with the Armenian American struggle to have their history accurately documented. In a Forbes op-ed last month, writer Jano Boghossian noted that this year marks the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and asserts that its psychic reverberations persist: The unbridled chaos of 1915 marked and traumatized all subsequent generations of Armenians both in the small remaining homeland, and the far-reaching Diaspora. Victim groups have no need for a justification of memory, but they do need justice.
Full story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2014/05/09/kim-kardashian-admits-she-is-only-now-aware-that-racism-exists/

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