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  • (WSJ)Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism on Schools(new Obama-Ayers connection uncovered)

    09/22/2008 9:48:56 PM PDT · by maccaca · 77 replies · 947+ views
    Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists. ... In works like "City Kids, City Teachers" and "Teaching the Personal and the Political," Mr. Ayers wrote that teachers should be community organizers dedicated to provoking resistance to American racism and oppression. His preferred alternative? "I'm a radical, Leftist, small 'c' communist," Mr. Ayers...
  • 'Whites Only' Deed Sparks Lawsuit

    04/22/2005 10:54:48 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 259 replies · 6,145+ views
    cbsnews ^ | 4 22 05 | Dionne Walker
    The modest brick house, with its yard full of wilting tulips and rusted old cars, isn't a candidate for the pages of Better Homes and Gardens. But on a spring day in 2002, it was just what Nealie Pitts had in mind. She approached the owner, Rufus T. Matthews, and asked the price. According to court documents, Matthews said the house was selling for $83,000 - but that a deed restriction meant only whites were eligible to buy it. "I was hurt and angry, like he had slapped me in the face," Pitts, who is black, said in an e-mail....
  • Letters threaten actors(Taye Diggs & wife Idina Menzel recieve death threats)

    12/07/2004 3:54:05 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 72 replies · 5,551+ views
    newsday.com ^ | 12 5 04 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA AND DEBORAH S. MORRIS
    Threatening letters critical of the interracial marriage between a Tony Award-winning white actress in the Broadway smash "Wicked" and Taye Diggs, a popular black film and TV actor, have sparked a NYPD probe and an increase in security at the famed Gershwin Theatre, sources said. One of the letters "threatens bodily harm to Taye Diggs," according to a police source. That letter was received Wednesday by Jed Bernstein, president of the League of American Theaters and Producers, the industry's major trade group, with offices on West 47th Street. Sources said that before Wednesday, two other handwritten letters were sent to...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Parent protests ruling that allows clothing with Confederate flag

    11/23/2003 8:52:24 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 509+ views
    the sylva herald ^ | 11.20.03 | Lynn Hotaling
    A parent of a high school student asked local school officials last week (Nov. 14) to reconsider a Sept. 22 decision that paved the way for students to choose clothing that displays the Confederate flag. Stella Moore told members of the Jackson County Board of Education that her son had heard racial slurs at Smoky Mountain High School and described an incident where students ran across the football field (during a pep rally) carrying a Confederate flag and yelling "KKK." "Your decision was made without regard for the feelings of those who think that flag represents racism and slavery," Moore...
  • Philly Slavery Reparations Panelist Blasts Mayor Street [Commie Morons Alert]

    11/16/2003 2:12:33 PM PST · by nwrep · 15 replies · 372+ views
    Philly News ^ | November 15, 2003 | RON GOLDWYN
    Posted on Sat, Nov. 15, 2003 by RON GOLDWYN goldwyr@phillynews.com When the "World Tribunal on Reparations for African People in the U.S." convenes in Philadelphia for two days of revolutionary testimony today, there won't be any cheers for the host city's landslide re-election of an African-American mayor. In fact, leaders of the tribunal, who demand compensation for everything from slavery to police brutality, view Mayor Street and other black officials as tools of an oppressive system. "We see the role of the John Streets of the world as a cover to commit crimes against African people in America," Chimurenga...
  • Federal Museum Denies Slavery in Africa Was 'Dehumanizing'

    03/06/2003 1:51:45 PM PST · by Earl B. · 29 replies · 740+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 06, 2003 | Marc Morano
    Federal Museum Denies Slavery in Africa Was 'Dehumanizing' By Marc Morano CNSNews.com Senior Staff WriterMarch 06, 2003 Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Smithsonian's African American history museum in Washington, D.C., states that while instances of slavery can be found throughout human history, the practice of slavery did not become "dehumanizing" until white Europeans came along and took slaves to the Americas. The museum's West Africa exhibit, which opened Feb. 3 and continues through the end of August, includes the following statement at the entrance of the exhibit. "Slavery had existed in Africa as it had in other parts of the world,...
  • Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History

    09/25/2002 12:09:36 AM PDT · by Destro · 103 replies · 2,619+ views
    historyplace.com ^ | 1996 | Mary Lefkowitz
    Not Out of AfricaWas Greek Culture Stolen from Africa? Modern Myth vs. Ancient History Excerpted from her book: Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History Why I wrote the book In the fall of 1991 I was asked to write a review-article for The New Republic about Martin Bernal's Black Athena and its relation to the Afrocentrist movement. The assignment literally changed my life. Once I began to work on the article I realized that here was a subject that needed all the attention, and more, that I could give to it. Although...
  • New York City to Open Ethnocentric Schools

    08/20/2002 4:51:44 PM PDT · by KLT · 58 replies · 648+ views
    BSNN.NET ^ | 8-20-02 | By Ever Ebody
    NEW YORK, NY — Following an announcement by the National Education Association suggesting to teachers that they be careful on the first anniversary of the September 11th attacks not to “suggest any group is responsible” for the terrorist hijackings that killed more than 3,000 people, and inspired by the Kansas City School Board’s “African-centered middle school” set to open this fall, New York City has decided, in the words of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tryan Exacerbate, “to provide a ethno-sensitive environment for each and every student in the system that will foster a sense of dignity and pride in their...
  • The Dwindling Light of Hellenism

    08/01/2002 12:54:22 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies · 471+ views
    The Dwindling Light of Hellenism If the light by which we are guided is ever extinguished it will dwindle by degrees and expire by itself. Alexis de Tocqueville Ra-hotep gazed with admiration at the pyramids under construction and the intricate interlaced irrigation systems which brought life to the crops that fed his happy nation. How proud he was of the wonders wrought by his intelligent brown-skinned people. He was at the controls of a wood and papyrus glider which had been flung into the sky by a catapult designed by his ingenious engineers. His scientists had also built his cunningly...
  • Ebonics and the Betrayal of Black Children

    06/13/2002 11:31:27 AM PDT · by mrustow · 112 replies · 1,128+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 17 June 2002 | Nicholas Stix
    "In the five years since the Oakland debacle, with the help of a media white-out, so-called ebonics may have faded from the public's consciousness. But during the same time, the Afrocentric warlords dominating inner-city schools have continued their campaign to enslave poor, urban black children through teaching them racism, while refusing to teach them English."
  • Students Hooked on 'Ebonics' Are Being Groomed for Failure

    06/04/2002 9:16:59 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 171 replies · 1,628+ views
    INSIGHT magazine ^ | June 3, 2002 | Nicholas Stix
    Remember "ebonics?" In December 1996 a national debate erupted about the Oakland, Calif., school-board decision authorizing teachers to use street slang while teaching children standard English. For the last six years, with the connivance of the mainstream media, most Americans have been able to forget ebonics. Unfortunately, however, this foolishness has continued. Linguistics professors Walt Wolfram and Erik Thomas defend ebonics as the legitimate dialect of a dynamic minority in their new book, The Development of African-American English. New York state regent Adelaide Sanford recently insisted that her support of ebonics had been "misrepresented" and that ebonics is the...
  • NAACP should explain. Why does the NAACP continue to boycott South Carolina?

    04/23/2002 6:57:18 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 34 replies · 992+ views
    The Spartanburg Herald-Journal ^ | 23 April 02 | Editorial Staff
    The NAACP owes the people of South Carolina an explanation for its continued persecution of this state. The boycott by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is not simply a local disagreement. Last week, the national president of the group came here to help picket the state at its borders — spreading the message that tourists should avoid the state and travelers should not spend money here. Why? Can it really be because of one flag flying at one Confederate soldier’s monument? It doesn’t seem possible. Not when this same organization has decided not to conduct an...
  • KC Board of Education approves African-centered middle school

    04/05/2002 10:24:56 AM PST · by CFW · 33 replies · 428+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Apr. 03, 2002 | JAMES HART
    The Kansas City school board agreed Tuesday to create an African-centered middle school at its Southeast campus. If everything goes as planned, it will open this fall. The same plan came before the board two weeks ago, but its members wanted more time to consider it. Several black parents at that meeting, upset by the delay, had accused white board members of racial bias and of ignoring parents' concerns. On Tuesday night, after the middle school program was approved, parents gave the school board a standing ovation. "This is definitely a big start for us," said Sharon Jackson, a parent...
  • I hate the suburbs (and all those white people who live there)

    03/15/2002 12:00:17 PM PST · by wwcc · 35 replies · 874+ views
    ArtVoice (Buffalo, New York) ^ | 03/14/2002 | Michael I. Niman
    [Note: Mr. Niman is an African-American, progressive (he voted for Nader), and an adjuct teacher at the State University of New York at Buffalo. This man teaches your children. Mr. Nimans' columns can be divided into three catagories: White people are evil. Republicans are evil. Paranoia about both. This is typical of his weekly column; lots of words but little substance or content (he mostly tries to be clever). If he would stick to a topic, in this case, the cost and purpose of new signage, he might make sense. Unfortunately, his hatred of people unlike himselve colors everything he...
  • VIDEO: Leftist Radicals, Hide Flag, Then Call for Armed Violence Against U.S. Government.

    03/15/2002 12:28:49 PM PST · by MiamiFreePress · 214 replies · 1,872+ views
    AntiAntiwar.com ^ | 03/15/02 | Jorge Torres
    Hello FReepers, We have some more jaw dropping video for you today. It all took place on state property at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg Florida, on March 13, 2002. My Favorite Headache and I took the trip up to St. Pete expecting the usual U.S. bashing and commie flourishes. But this event also featured the theme of armed violence against the U.S. Before the event even began, one of the speakers, Kawal Ulanday of the Philippines, hid the U.S. flag that was prominently positioned behind the podium. This would set the tone for the events that...
  • Naming Names (discarding "Slave Names")

    03/14/2002 9:50:44 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 26 replies · 1,897+ views
    Townhall. com ^ | March 14, 2001 | Thomas Sowell
    Naming namesThomas Sowell March 14, 2002Did anyone ever call Franklin D. Roosevelt a "Dutch American" or Dwight Eisenhower a "German American"? It would have been resented, not only by them and their supporters, but by Americans in general. These men were Americans -- not hyphenated Americans or half Americans. Most black families in the United States today have been here longer than most white families. No one except the American Indians can claim to have been on American soil longer. Why then call blacks in the United States "African Americans," when not even their great-great-great-grandparents ever laid eyes on Africa?...
  • ‘BLACK ENGLISH' PROPONENT IN BID TO BE REGENTS CHIEF

    03/06/2002 2:03:38 PM PST · by Elle Bee · 25 replies · 400+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 6, 2002 | Kenneth Lovett in Albany and Carl Campanile in N.Y.C.
    <p>A controversial educator campaigning to head the state Board of Regents supports ebonics and a bizarre belief that blacks are more susceptible to drug addiction because of their skin pigment.</p> <p>Regent Adelaide Sanford, who is black and has been quoted as saying white students were not her "agenda," has been an ardent supporter of ebonics, or black English, a form of slang that gained notoriety when it became part of the curriculum in Oakland, Calif., in the '90s.</p>
  • The perils of designer tribalism

    02/27/2002 8:04:51 PM PST · by GeronL · 70 replies · 6,075+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | April 2001 | Roger Kimball
    The logic of aggression is at work in Third World solidarity, and this has made it a continuation of the Cold War by other means. Being non-European is enough to put one on the side of right. Being European or being supported by a European power is enough to make one suspect. The bloody messes in banana republics, and butchery of political opposition and the dictatorial lunacy by their petty chieftains are all brushed aside. Such trifles will not restrain the progress of these peoples toward socialism. What seems criminal in Cuba, Angola, and Guinea has the real purpose of ...
  • Afrocentric courses praised

    02/04/2002 5:25:13 AM PST · by TopDog2 · 83 replies · 1,039+ views
    Gary Post Tribune ^ | 2/4/2002 | Leslie Jones McCloud
    Afrocentric courses praised Feb. 4, 2002 By Leslie Jones McCloud / Post-Tribune correspondent GARY — School officials hope by including Afrocentric instruction in their curriculum, they will attract the interest of students at Beckman Middle School and across the city. They hope the change brings better school performance, behavior and higher test scores. Beckman is the first school to try the inclusion and the first to make it a permanent fixture. The move was celebrated Friday with a kickoff breakfast for faculty and staff at the school. “We want to plan how we can infuse an Afrocentric curriculum into our ...
  • The Celebrated Roots of a Lie

    01/16/2002 7:02:49 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 19 replies · 368+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/16/02 | Eric Fetterman
    The Celebrated Roots of a LIE January 16, 2002 -- ON Friday, NBC will air a special commemorating the 25th anniversary of the landmark miniseries based on Alex Haley's book "Roots." Ironically, the original series aired on ABC - but officials at that network took a pass on broadcasting the tribute. What's truly amazing, however, is that "Roots" is receiving a reverential tribute at all. For while the miniseries was a remarkable - and important - piece of television, the book on which it was based has now been widely exposed as a historical hoax. Unfortunately, the general public ...
  • Let Us Now Praise Cornel West

    01/11/2002 2:43:14 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 27 replies · 294+ views
    Student Newspaper - Harvard Crimson ^ | 1/11 | ROSS G. DOUTHAT
    There are many marvelous professors here at Harvard, many glittering luminaries of the academic world. But there is, alas, only one Cornel West. And we are in danger of losing him. Click the link above.
  • Harvard’s Rapper (M.C. Cornel West "Get's Jiggy Wit'" His Rap Album "Sketches of My Culture"

    01/04/2002 11:36:22 AM PST · by LincolnLover · 13 replies · 274+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 4, 2002 | Ron Dreher
    Harvard’s Rapper Cornel West hits bottom. January 4, 2002 12:40 p.m. There are only 17 University Professors among the 2,000-plus faculty members at Harvard, the greatest and richest university in the most powerful nation the world has ever known. They are the elite of the elites, and were awarded the extremely rare University Professor distinction in recognition of their talent and influence. It's easy to see why these scholars rate. Economist Robert C. Merton won the Nobel Prize. Literary critic Helen Vendler and Chinese-literature scholar Stephen Owen established themselves as among the leading experts in their highly demanding fields. Political ...
  • Harvard president, Jesse Jackson to meet amid reports of rift between school and black faculty

    12/31/2001 1:40:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies · 250+ views
    AP ^ | 12-31-01
    <p>Jesse Jackson said Monday that he will meet with Harvard University's president to discuss the school's diversity policy following reports that high-profile black professors may leave because of a dispute with the administration.</p> <p>"The clarification will be good for Harvard, its faculty and the nation," Jackson said. "Harvard is our flagship university and there is concern expressed by the professors about the need for an unequivocal commitment to affirmative action, or inclusion."</p>
  • At Odds With Harvard President, Black-Studies Stars Eye Princeton

    12/29/2001 12:18:21 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 28 replies · 318+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12/29/2001 | JACQUES STEINBERG
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 28 — The academic stars of Harvard's Afro-American Studies department are considering leaving for rival Princeton, in an open challenge to the new president of Harvard University, Lawrence H. Summers. Princeton is seeking to lure the professors, including Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cornel West, in hopes of building an instant department that might rival Harvard's in its popular and scholarly appeal, officials at both universities said. Speaking mostly through surrogates, the professors say they have been willing to consider leaving because Mr. Summers, a treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, has yet to speak out forcefully ...
  • Harvard 'Dream Team' roiled: Black scholars, Summers in rift

    12/24/2001 3:36:43 PM PST · by aculeus · 50 replies · 438+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/22/2001 | David Abel, Globe Staff
    <p>Over the past decade, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has risen to stardom in academia and beyond by turning Harvard University's listless Afro-American studies department into a group so studded with star faculty that he fondly dubbed them his ''Dream Team.''</p>