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  • Black Abortions Matter

    12/18/2014 4:32:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Mike Adams
    A friend sent me a recent news article showing that Planned Parenthood had decided to join in the protest of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. He was curious to know why Planned Parenthood was interested in the case. After all, they provide abortions. What is their interest in preventing the death of people like Michael Brown? Before I answered his question, I told him to take a couple of hours to watch Maafa 21 – a documentary on the roots of Planned Parenthood in the eugenics movement. Some interesting statistics are revealed in the film. For example:...
  • Hands Up, Won't Shoot: Black Protest Isn't Black Progress

    12/17/2014 4:57:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Carl Jackson
    Blacks didn't begin rioting in America until white Communist taught them how. In fact, the Watts riots were the first urban race riots driven by blacks. Acting a fool has never affected change for the better. Eric Garner is dead, due in part, to excessive liberal regulations. Michael Brown is dead because he beat down a cop, attempted to take his gun and then charged the officer like he was trying out for the NFL. Berkeley students burdened and trained in the art of "white privilege" are incensed because their professors tell them they should be, and though Al Sharpton...
  • What the Grand Jury Knew--and We Didn't--in the Eric Garner Case

    12/12/2014 9:36:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    In this column, I recently argued in favor of a grand jury’s refusal to indict Officer Dan Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner. To my dismay (and, frankly, shock), a great many “conservatives” and “libertarians,” I’ve had the great misfortune to discover, disagree vehemently with the grand jury’s decision. Some have gone so far as to describe Garner’s death as murder. Bear in mind, the critics’ knowledge of this case extends no further than a 15 second or so video of the fatal arrest and the fact that Garner was illegally selling cigarettes. That’s it. It is coupled by...
  • From Here to Eternity? Ferguson and the Future

    12/11/2014 9:16:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    The fires of November are now fading after two weeks, but the story, and the sound and fury surrounding them will not die a quiet death. In fact, the present situation in greater St. Louis is tense, and fraught with peril. The “protestors”, ostensibly those who are demonstrating their frustration with the criminal justice system in the wake of the Grand Jury decision concerning former Ferguson (Missouri) Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting incident, are becoming increasingly disruptive and confrontational, all crime has ticked noticeably upward, and the community is more racially polarized than ever before. No...
  • Black Crime and Police Killings

    12/07/2014 6:25:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    When a white cop kills an unarmed black man, many blacks see a pattern of prejudice that generates official suspicion, hostility and abuse based on skin color. Many whites, however, say it's the fault of blacks. If they didn't commit so much crime, they wouldn't get so much attention from police. This is not just a favorite theme of overt bigots and Internet trolls. It's the view of Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor and Republican presidential candidate, and many other whites. Black-on-black crime "is the reason for the heavy police presence in the black community," he asserted on...
  • Hey Ferguson, Is Anyone Listening?

    12/05/2014 10:42:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Wayne Dupree
    So Charles Barkley is the latest in a line of public figures to come under fire from the Liberal media for calling the Ferguson rioters “scumbags.” Not the protestors, the rioters who looted and burned approximately 20 buildings in Ferguson crippling small businesses and causing unknown financial damages. I do not want to diminish Mr. Barkley’s characterization of the rioters because I have made a similar characterizations myself, but the interview in its entirety spoke to a thoughtful and reasoned approach to his opinion on the Ferguson verdict and strong feelings about black culture and issues within the black community....
  • Ferguson Vs. New York City

    12/05/2014 8:12:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    The grand jury system -- indeed, the criminal jury system overall -- is not perfect. And while I think the grand jury in Ferguson got it right by not indicting Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, based on the physical evidence and credible testimony from actual witnesses, the outcome of a grand jury in New York City this week in the death of Eric Garner is another matter. The two cases are worlds apart in terms of the actions of the men who died and the officers who caused their deaths. Unfortunately, on both sides of the...
  • Racist Cops -- or Liberal Slander?

    12/05/2014 6:57:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    We have found the new normal in America. If you are truly outraged by some action of police, prosecutors, grand juries, or courts, you can shut down the heart of a great city. Thursday night, thousands of "protesters" disrupted the annual Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center, conducted a "lie-in" in Grand Central, blocked Times Square, and shut down the West Side Highway that scores of thousands of New Yorkers use to get home. That the rights of hundreds of thousands of visitors and New Yorkers were trampled upon by these self-righteous protesters did not prevent their being gushed over...
  • Ferguson Won't Go Away

    12/05/2014 6:03:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    As we saw last weekend at the start of the St. Louis Rams-Raiders game, we'll be dealing with the facts and symbolism of Michael Brown's death for a long time. "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" doesn't accurately describe what really happened when Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot Brown to death last summer. But it should be pretty clear to everyone by now that the facts don't matter that much anymore in the Michael Brown case. At least half the country, 99 percent of the liberal media and the Black Caucus in Congress apparently still believe the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot"...
  • Rand Paul is Right: Cig Taxes Factored into Garner's Death

    12/05/2014 5:30:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Reasonable people can disagree on whether racism was involved in the tragic death of Eric Garner. My own suspicion is that this misfortune could have transpired just as easily with a white man resisting arrest and/or a black cop choking him. And even though lots of people don't want to hear it, reasonable can disagree on whether illegally excessive force was to blame. Personally, watching the ubiquitous video of Garner's arrest, it looks like excessive force to me. But the simple fact is that a Staten Island grand jury saw evidence that led it to conclude otherwise. People should at...
  • Evaluating Conservative Attacks On The Garner Grand Jury

    12/05/2014 4:11:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Mark Davis
    Like most people across the political spectrum, I approach the Eric Garner arrest video with the requisite amount of dread. What a shame. What a tragedy. What an unsettling thing to see a man on the day of his death, a premature end following a few moments of conflict with New York City police officers. Like many conservatives, I have just spent several days standing up for the Ferguson grand jury as it relied on actual evidence to reach a decision in the case of Michael Brown. Those of us who took that stand weathered the attacks of unhinged factions...
  • The Willfully Ignorant

    12/04/2014 4:16:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    There are some things that legitimately have two or more sides. They’re generally opinions, not disputes over the facts. Should the Kansas City Royals have sent Alex Gordon in the bottom of the 9th inning with two out in game 7 of the World Series? I think yes, absolutely. But many people I know think holding him was the right move—that he would’ve been out easily. Since he was held, we will never know what could have been. That’s fairly common in most instances when there are areas of ambiguity. Two people can have differing opinions over whether a day...
  • The Real Racist Conspiracy In Ferguson

    12/03/2014 12:00:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    After a grand jury in St. Louis, Missouri, voted against the indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old black man Michael Brown, President Obama gave a short address to the nation. In it, he said he understood why some would feel disappointed at the verdict -- an odd statement, given that all available evidence showed that Brown had robbed a convenience store, attacked Wilson in his vehicle, attempted to grab his gun and charged Wilson before Wilson shot him. Then Obama dropped a doozy: "We need to recognize that this is not just an issue in Ferguson,...
  • Black America and American Exceptionalism

    12/02/2014 1:01:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Autry J. Pruitt
    Events in Ferguson, Missouri have spawned an intriguing phenomenon. A casual pursuing of the popular center-left blogosphere like Slate or Salon, replete with its Upper East Side White Guilt, could make black folks wonder, ‘What the hell am I still doing here?’ A quick channel flip past MSNBC would have us believe that African Americans are Public Enemy Number One among militarized police officers wielding the authority of our government to act as if operating under a state of martial law to maintain order.Were a fraction of these fallacies accurate, a cry from the black community would rise up across...
  • Obama’s War on Blacks

    11/30/2014 10:26:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    If you take the best of Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern, the brilliance of Ben Carson, and add a touch of ethnic humor, you get James T. Harris, one of my favorite talk show hosts on the radio today. Broadcasting from the desert in Old Pueblo on 104.1, KQTH in Tucson, AZ, James T. is the quintessential Tea Party conservative, devout Christian and a dedicated father of three – all rolled into one . . . Oh yeah, and he’s black. He’s the kind of guy I hate to argue with, which is why I don’t. I recently sat down...
  • Savings Blacks from Liberal Leaders

    11/30/2014 6:06:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    I get why Blacks turned out in force to elect Barack Obama president. He was their guy – the first Black man (half Black to be accurate) to have a shot at the position of most powerful person in the world. Someone who could really speak for them and understood their lives. Bill Clinton may have been called the “First Black President,” but he was not really a “brother.” I can see Blacks turning out for Obama the second time because their guy losing reelection would have been a horrible ending. Unfortunately, Obama has not helped the Blacks just like...
  • Blacks Must Embrace Freedom, Learn, and Progress

    11/08/2014 4:19:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | Star Parker
    I am a conservative. I believe in the truth of traditional values, of limited government, and free markets. And I believe in personal freedom and that it is not possible without all the above. Our country has been going in the opposite direction and things, predictably, have not been going well. The American people spoke last Tuesday, and I am happy with what they had to say. But I am also happy that we have, once again, proof that America is still a free country. That when the American people are not happy, they can vote for change. This is...
  • Howard Fuller Has the Answer for Ferguson

    09/08/2014 5:03:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Star Parker
    Eight days before 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, he received his high school diploma from Normandy High School in the Normandy School District near Ferguson. In January 2013, Normandy district schools lost their accreditation from the Missouri state Board of Education because of poor performance on standardized tests and poor graduation rates. The 2014 evaluations have just been issued from the state board and the Normandy district score has dropped even further from last year. Scores are based on compiling results of a number of different performance measures and in order to remain accredited, a...
  • A Problem Bigger than Ferguson

    08/27/2014 2:15:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-27-2014 | Dr. Ben Carson
    The international spotlight has recently been shining on Ferguson, Mo., after an 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white police officer. There was massive national and international media coverage, much of it engendered by the tantalizing thought that here was a clear-cut case of racism leading to police brutality and indicative of the evil inherent in American society. Violent demonstrations and riots ensued, with massive property damage and many outside agitators descending on the town, supposedly to guarantee justice as defined by mob mentality. Perhaps it would be useful to examine the tragedy with the facts on the...
  • What About 'Black-on-Black Crime'?

    08/21/2014 1:45:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    The shooting of Michael Brown and its turbulent aftermath have renewed an old question: Why does the black community raise a ruckus when a white person kills a black person, which is rare, but not when a black person kills a black person, which is far less rare? It's a complaint perennially lodged by conservative commentators. Jason Riley, an African-American editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, criticized the Rev. Al Sharpton's appearance in Ferguson, Missouri. "The problem is not cops shooting blacks but blacks shooting each other," he asserted. Yet "so-called black leaders are much more interested in making...
  • The Media's Sharpton Agenda in Ferguson

    08/20/2014 5:30:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The late media critic Edwin Diamond once notably quipped that to the American news media, "10,000 deaths in Nepal equals 100 deaths in Wales equals 10 deaths in West Virginia equals one death next door." When it comes to race relations, a similar rule applies. 400,000 civilians have been murdered in Darfur, but one death of a black man in Missouri, allegedly due to white police brutality, is infinitely more newsworthy. The national media are currently obsessed with Michael Brown's killing by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, just as they obsessed over Trayvon Martin's killing in Sanford, Florida. Our media...
  • Former Wizards Star Gilbert Arenas Rips Al Sharpton,Black Community ( WARNING: Language )

    08/15/2014 12:29:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | William Bigelow
    Former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas weighed in regarding the death of 18-year-old Mike Brown, which precipitated riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Noting Al Sharpton seeking to involve himself in the proceedings, Arenas took to Instagram to launch an attack on Sharpton, using racially insulting language and asserting that "the racism fight has never been #blackvswhite, it's always been #blackvsblack."
  • The Mockery of 'Black Jesus'

    08/09/2014 5:26:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    At night, the children's channel called Cartoon Network transforms into the badly named Adult Swim channel, a parade of juvenile "satirical" sludge such as repeats of Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" and "American Dad" cartoons. How many parents know this? Or know these shows rarely miss an opportunity to sock it to "organized religion" -- especially if that religion is Christianity? Sadly, in the second quarter of 2014, the juvenilia on Adult Swim made it the No. 1 television network on basic cable for adults 18-24, 18-34 and 18-49, and also for males in those age brackets. Its mockery has...
  • Placing Kids above Politics

    08/05/2014 10:34:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | Armstrong Williams
    During the first week of June, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) received a generous $25 million donation from conservative/libertarian billionaires Charles and David Koch. At a time when historically black colleges and universities are struggling to obtain funding for hopeful African Americans students, you would think that the UNCF and other prominent African American leaders would rejoice over the fifth largest donation in UNCF history. Instead, the reaction to the $25 million donation has been anything but thankful. Some individuals on twitter wrote “UNCF literally sells ‘their soul to the devil’ accepting checks from the Koch Brothers without knowing...
  • Please Stop Helping Us

    07/30/2014 4:48:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley's new book, "Please Stop Helping Us," I thought about Will Rogers' Prohibition-era observation that "Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls." Demonstrative of similar dedication, one member of Congress told Vanderbilt University political scientist Carol Swain that "one of the advantages and disadvantages of representing blacks is their shameless loyalty. ... You can almost get away with raping babies and be forgiven. You don't have any vigilance about your performance." In my opinion, there appear to be no standards of performance low enough for blacks to lose...
  • How My High School Report on Malcolm X Turned Me Republican

    06/24/2014 1:16:12 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 156 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 24, 2014 | Gary Youngston
    Growing up in a black neighborhood in Oakland, California pretty much guaranteed that I was destined to be a Democrat. As a child whatever exposure I was given to politics had a simple message, Democrats are good and Republicans are bad. When I became a teenager I accept this as gospel and when Barack Obama was elected President this confirmed all I had been taught and was excited to become old enough to one day follow in his footsteps and be a strong Democrat to fight the good fight and bring social justice to black folks all over. However, in...
  • Many Democrats Prioritizing Black Families Over Teachers Unions

    06/16/2014 4:22:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    Five teacher hiring and firing laws bit the dust in California this week. In a major blow to teachers unions, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu’s ruling struck down teacher tenure, while freeing districts from spending hundreds of thousands to fire teachers and from having to fire newly-hired teachers first during layoffs. The ruling is being applauded as a major civil rights victory, with Judge Treu comparing it with historic desegregation battle Brown v. Board of Education. Treu said both cases addressed “a student’s fundamental right to equality of the educational experience.” The data could not be clearer...
  • Dare to Be Free and Independent

    05/06/2014 5:19:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | Armstrong Williams
    Rep. Bennie Thompson has covered himself, and the entire sweep of his brand of big government race-baiting liberalism, with another shroud of shame and ignominy. How, you ask? Or, candidly, how you ask could they have sunk even lower? Sadly, however, that is the case. He has not insinuated, but said, not retracted, but redoubled, his snide, sinister, and ignorant remarks about Justice Clarence Thomas, "...[he] doesn't like black people, he doesn't like being black." He also called Justice Thomas an 'Uncle Tom.' The levels of inappropriateness are staggering. First, there is the spectacle of a member of the legislative...
  • [Walter Williams] Black People Duped

    03/04/2014 3:06:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 3/4/2014 | Walter Williams
    People in the media and academia are mostly leftists hellbent on growing government and controlling our lives. Black people, their politicians and civil rights organizations have become unwitting accomplices. The leftist pretense of concern for the well-being of black people confers upon them an aura of moral superiority and, as such, gives more credibility to their calls for increasing government control over our lives. Ordinary black people have been sold on the importance of electing blacks to high public office. After centuries of black people having been barred from high elected office, no decent American can have anything against their...
  • Obama Wants the Privilege without the Accountability of Being the First Black President

    01/23/2014 6:11:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    President Barack Obama enjoys the celebrity and uniqueness of being America’s first black president but loathes the accountability that comes with the job. Since day one, Obama has cried racism as the cause for his inability to work with Republicans in Congress or basically get anything meaningful done in five years of his presidency. The very thing that got Obama elected, his race, is the very crutch he continuously uses to eschew criticism for a job poorly done. So, it was no surprise to read in the New Yorker's sweeping interview with the president that he blames the failures of...
  • Black Beastie Gets Tasered in Front of Her Kids! (from black social commentator)

    12/21/2013 10:03:27 PM PST · by doug from upland · 75 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/2013 | Tommy Sotomayor
    BLACK COMMENTATOR EVISCERATES BLACK WOMEN While searching through different videos, I clicked on this thing. WARNING: language is very graphic! This is a black guy who comments on problems in the black community. It begins with two out of control women in a confrontational video, then Tommy goes on his rant. Watch as much as you like, but I found it quite interesting.
  • Racial Trade-offs: Part II

    10/16/2013 4:32:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Last week's column discussed the political trade-offs made by black politicians and civil rights organizations that condemn whole generations of black youngsters to failing schools (http://tinyurl.com/6mmlsf). Similar political trade-offs in labor markets condemn many blacks, particularly black youths, to high rates of unemployment and reduced economic opportunities. Let's look at this, starting with a few historical facts. Today white teen unemployment is about 20 percent, while that for blacks is about 40 percent and more than 50 percent in some cities. In 1948, the unemployment rate of black 16-year-old and 17-year-old males was 9.4 percent, while that of whites was...
  • Let’s Talk About Race

    08/25/2013 9:21:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    As we approach on August 28th the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, some people have stated we need to have a national conversation about race. I agree and I would like to do that, hopefully without hitting on too many tired clichés. Despite the fact that we have a Black President, the emphasis on race in this society seems not to have taken a vacation. In fact, it appears to have been exacerbated. Recently many people have criticized President Obama for not doing enough about the disintegrating black family structure. We...
  • Progressives and Blacks

    08/21/2013 3:26:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, | Walter E. Williams
    Sometimes I wonder when black people will reject the patronizing insults of white progressives and their black handmaidens. After CNN's Piers Morgan's interview with the key witness in the George Zimmerman trial, he said: "Rachel Jeantel is not uneducated. She's a smart cookie." That's a remarkable conclusion. Here's a 19-year-old young lady, still in high school, who cannot read cursive and appears to be barely literate. Morgan may have meant Jeantel is smart -- for a black person. Progressives treat blacks as victims in need of kid glove treatment and special favors, such as racial quotas and preferences. This approach...
  • The Speech, the Dream, and Me

    08/20/2013 5:45:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    It was an atypical August summer day in Washington, D.C., 50 years ago next week. Temperatures were in the low 80s, about 10 degrees cooler than normal. Skies were partly cloudy. Most government officials were vacationing. I was a young copyboy at the NBC News Washington bureau. Correspondent Jack Perkins asked me to accompany him to hear a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial. What I knew about African-Americans ("negroes" they were called then when people wanted to be polite; much worse when they did not) was limited to my experience with two maids employed...
  • CNN’s Don Lemon Backs Up Bill O’Reilly: ‘He Doesn’t Go Far Enough’ In Criticizing Black Culture

    07/28/2013 5:40:13 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 27, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Bill O’Reilly’s remarks on race last week drew heavy criticism from Chris Hayes, Bill Maher, Al Sharpton, Larry Wilmore, and more, but one unlikely person is agreeing with him: CNN host Don Lemon. Lemon addressed the wounds inflicted by black males onto their community on his “No Talking Points” segment Saturday afternoon, saying he was able to bring this up now that the George Zimmerman trial had concluded. Before the verdict, right wing media had consistently asked why the “liberal media” was fixating on Trayvon Martin while ignoring rampant black-on-black violence, a “deflection,” in Lemon’s words, from the injustices of...
  • America's biggest deadbeat dad with 22 kids by 14 women to get his own reality show

    07/24/2013 8:11:41 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2013
    A man who fathered 22 kids by 14 different women  - earning himself the title 'America's biggest deadbeat dad' - is to get his own reality TV show. It comes after unemployed Orlando Shaw, 33, was filmed boasting outside a Nashville courthouse following a child support hearing, 'the ladies don't like me, they love me.' The interview, recorded by Nashville’s NewsChannel, has since gone viral. It has been estimated that the state of Tennessee pays around $7,000 each month to help support Shaw’s children. He was filmed following a court hearing in which some of his former lovers - and...
  • The President's Take on Race

    07/23/2013 6:03:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    President Obama rarely misses an opportunity to insert himself into an issue. Last Friday, he appeared in the White House press room to comment on the George Zimmerman verdict. The president said he could have been Trayvon Martin. Not likely, given his private schooling and the way he was fast-tracked to success. The president said the history of African-Americans partially explains the way many black people view the case. He spoke of blacks hearing car doors lock as they cross the street and of white women who clutch their purses tightly when a black person enters an elevator. Then he...
  • Why Liberals Like Affirmative Action

    06/29/2013 6:16:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    The Supreme Court punted on the University of Texas affirmative action case the other day. But the issue won't seem to go away - except in California. California? Yes, California. Although seen as a bastion of liberalism in the public mind, the state passed proposition 209, banning affirmative action, 17 years ago. So what happened? Are California university campuses today completely lily white? Or all Asian? Hardly. As explained in a study for the Cato Institute, with the exception of one or two "elite" institutions, California university campuses are more diverse today than before the ban, and the graduation rates...
  • 5 Groups Of Obama Voters That Are Being Crushed By Democrats

    03/30/2013 5:54:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Hollywood, the mainstream media and the public school system are all almost entirely controlled by people and groups friendly to the Democrat Party. Yet and still, even with that almost overwhelming advantage, Democrats can't do any better than a rough parity with the Republicans. If the tables were turned and the GOP controlled what you see on TV, in the news and what your kids are taught at school the same way the Democrats do, the Republican Party would win every presidential election and would permanently maintain unassailable majorities in Congress. So, why aren't the Democrats running away with every...
  • Black Leaders Open Fire on Obama Over Unemployment

    03/29/2013 1:06:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's failed job policies are facing bitter criticism from African-American leaders who say black unemployment has grown worse under his presidency. After four years of holding their tongues and remaining quiet in the face of sharply rising black unemployment and record poverty, political leaders from the Congressional Black Caucus to the NAACP have begun to open fire on the White House. Obama won 96 percent of the black vote in 2008 and about the same percentage in 2012, despite a worsening jobless crisis among African-Americans. At 14 percent for adults and 43.1 percent for 16-to-19-year-old teenagers, blacks...
  • Preserve Gun Rights, Save Black Lives

    02/25/2013 4:36:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Star Parker
    This past Friday my organization, CURE, sponsored a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, to bring attention to the importance of rigorously defending the right of all Americans, guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution, to own a gun. Our event provided a forum for black leaders from the world of politics and public policy in Washington, from the business community, from academia, and from the clergy to express their deep concern about efforts currently underway to limit our God-given and constitutional individual right of self-defense. Why would an organization like CURE, whose mission focuses...
  • Gun Outrage in Black and White: Why Parents Matter

    12/21/2012 11:09:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    Young Black men are killing each other every day and the problem is particularly acute in urban cities like Chicago from which President Barack Obama hails. Yet, I haven’t seen Obama or the mainstream media shed a tear over the fact more than 50% of America’s murder victims are black and nearly all (85%) of those blacks killed are young men. Nor do we see media or presidential outrage or calls for more rigid gun control laws when young black kids are heinously murdered like we do when the victims are mostly white. Neither words nor God can explain the...
  • What Went Wrong Last Tuesday

    11/12/2012 4:33:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Star Parker
    Disbelief is the word that defines the Republican state of mind in the wake of the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama. The obvious questions are: “How can Americans have re-elected a president who has presided over an economy where unemployment still hovers at 8 percent ?” And, “How can Americans have re-elected a president who still doesn’t grasp that his big government policies are what have blocked our economic recovery?” The Republican Party needs to take responsibility for this disaster. Nothing in the outcome of this election is a surprise. The realities which produced these election results have been...
  • Black and White Standards

    10/31/2012 7:13:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    The Washington Post (10/25/2012), in giving President Barack Obama an endorsement for another four years, wrote, "Much of the 2012 presidential campaign has dwelt on the past, but the key questions are who could better lead the country during the next four years -- and, most urgently, who is likelier to put the government on a more sound financial footing." The suggestion appears to be that a president is not to be held accountable to his promises and past record and that his past record is no indication of his future behavior. Possibly, the Washington Post people believe that a...
  • Racial Preferences for the Privileged

    10/12/2012 7:43:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    The Supreme Court this week took up a case that just might put an end to race-based college admissions. The justices heard arguments Wednesday involving an affirmative action program, at the University of Texas, whose whole purpose seems to be to give special preference to black and Hispanic applicants who come from middle-income and affluent homes. Long past are the days when affirmative action proponents could argue they were simply trying to help disadvantaged minorities, much less actual victims of discrimination. Now, the rallying cry is simply to bolster the number of black and Hispanic students on campus -- even...
  • Blacks are abandoning the Democratic Party

    10/02/2012 3:16:38 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/1/12 | E.W. Jackson
    For more than 50 years, the black community has been the wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party. That may be changing. In spite of the overwhelmingly liberal voting patterns of black voters, they are an essentially conservative community. Americans of African descent are more pro-life and pro-family than the average white voter and as conservative on social issues as any white evangelical. Democrats have managed to monopolize the black vote in spite of the vast chasm between the two on social issues. This philosophical difference has become more pronounced in the past 20 years, as liberals have embraced far-left...
  • 5 Reasons There Are So Few Black Americans In The Republican Party

    09/07/2012 10:18:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2012 | John Hawkins
    How is it that the party of Lincoln, a party that led the way in opposing slavery, Jim Crow laws, lynching, the KKK, poll taxes, led the way on integration and voting rights for black Americans, and percentage wise, voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act in greater numbers than Democrats is now only getting about 10% of the black vote? Democrats say racism, but any objective observer would quickly discard that explanation given the significant number of popular black Republicans. If even a large percentage of Republicans were racist, certainly Allen West, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, Michael Steele,...
  • How Obama Has Failed the Black Community

    07/21/2012 12:01:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/21/2012 | Chad Stafko
    Recall the euphoria that engulfed the African-American community back in 2008, when Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States. Blacks came out for him in droves and voted for him at an astounding 96% level. Times, they were a-changin', so to speak. It was the dawning of a new era, as a large dose of hope and change was on its way to the county as a whole, and specifically to the African-American community. Now, almost four years later, it's clear that Obama has done nothing to improve the way of life among blacks as a whole....
  • Democrats to Blacks: Stay Angry, Vote Democratic

    07/05/2012 4:18:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., once said: "George (W.) Bush is our 'Bull' Connor -- and if that doesn't get to you, nothing will be able to get to you. It's time for us to be able to say that we're sick and tired, we're fired up and we're not going to take it anymore." Connor was a racist sheriff who sicced dogs and water hoses on civil rights workers in the '60s. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., says Republicans "want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws." The tactic is as obvious...