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  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye (Barf Alert)

    05/07/2018 6:26:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 7, 2018 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Kanye West wants freedom—white freedom. I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely seven years old, and cable had not yet come to the city, and if it had, my father would not have believed in it. Yes, it had to have happened like this, like folk wisdom, because when I think of that era, I do not think of MTV, but of the futile attempt to stay awake and navigate the yawning whiteness of Friday Night Videos, and I remember that there were no VCRs...
  • The Left’s Sirens Are Already Hinting Our Culture Wars Will End In Another Civil War

    10/10/2017 11:59:04 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 91 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/10/2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    The radicalization of the Democratic Party is transforming everything that happens in America into another battle in our unending culture war. Is there anything left in American public life that isn’t an occasion for political rancor and division? NFL games are now nothing more than crude pieces of political theater. On Sunday even Vice President Mike Pence got in on the act, showing up to a Colts-49ers game then leaving after a few players knelt during the national anthem. Next day was Columbus Day, which the cities of Los Angeles and Austin decided this year to replace with “Indigenous Peoples’...
  • Donald Trump is the First White President (Mega Barf Alert)

    09/07/2017 9:34:03 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 2017 Issue | TA-NEHISI COATES
    IT IS INSUFFICIENT TO STATE the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive power of whiteness—that bloody heirloom which cannot ensure mastery of all events but can conjure a tailwind for most of them. Land theft and human plunder cleared the grounds for Trump’s forefathers and barred others from it. Once upon the field, these men became soldiers, statesmen, and scholars; held court in Paris; presided at Princeton; advanced into the...
  • Indiana senator calls Ted Cruz 'the most self-centered, narcissistic, pathological liar

    07/22/2016 4:53:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/22/2016 | GEOFF EARLE
    Ted Cruz's extraordinary speech at the Republican not only angered Donald Trump's supporters who were in the hall Wednesday – it set off one of Cruz's senior Senate colleagues, who is now branding him a 'liar.' 'I think what people saw last night is what we have seen in the Senate. No matter how conservative you are, you never can meet Ted's standard,' fumed retiring senator Dan Coats of Indiana in an interview with IndyStar. 'He only thinks of himself, he doesn't think about party. He's a wrecking ball.' said Coates, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany who did two...
  • The Hard Untruths of Ta-Nehisi Coates

    10/06/2015 4:02:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Commentary ^ | SEPT. 24, 2015 | KYLE SMITH
    The Hard Untruths of Ta-Nehisi Coates A bestselling polemic riven with hatred thrills the liberal elite KYLE SMITH / SEPT. 24, 2015 Suppose you were a white person with a deep-seated dislike for black people, and you were intent on training your son to feel the same way. Suppose that, day after day, week after week, you instructed him to study the details of every instance of black-on-white crime. Say you advised your son to extrapolate from these incidents the notion that black people are generally dangerous, and that your zeal to present him with disturbing anecdotes along these lines...
  • New Black Panther Party case: The facts are in (Good piece by Rubin)

    01/28/2011 9:40:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 2+ views
    WaPo/Right Turn ^ | January 27, 2010 | Jennifer Rubin
    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights came out in December with a draft of its interim report on the New Black Panthers Party scandal. Earlier today a final report was posted on the commission's website, and with it, a flurry of rebuttals and separate statements from a number of the commissioners. The import of these statements should not be minimized. ~snip~As Gaziano and Heriot do, commissioner Peter Kirsanow (a Republican appointee) goes through the evidence of malfeasance by an Obama political appointee, Julie Fernandes: Mr. [Chris] Coates [who headed the NBPP trial team] came forward and testified to the...
  • EDITORIAL: A Fine exit at Justice--Inspector general shouldn't leave until his work is done

    11/30/2010 5:46:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2010 | Editorial
    Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine should finish one major piece of business before his announced retirement next month: the investigation into Justice's Civil Rights Division.On Sept. 12, Mr. Fine announced that while he's precluded by law from investigating a "specific piece of litigation" such as the Black Panther voter-intimidation case, "we do have the authority to conduct [a] broader program review ... regarding the Civil Rights Division's enforcement of voting rights laws." Mr. Fine vowed to review "whether the Voting Section has enforced the civil rights laws in a non-discriminatory manner." Substantial testimony, backed by a record of...
  • DOJ Voting Section Deputy Chief Misled Civil Rights Commission on Black Panthers Case

    10/28/2010 5:49:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 28, 2010 | Hans von Spakovsky
    With the vote on the Civil Rights Commission New Black Panther report set for Friday, former DOJ attorney Hans von Spakovsky submits this affidavit rebutting former Deputy Chief of the Voting Section Robert Kengle. Kengle had contested portions of Christopher Coates’ testimony before the Commission, testimony which described Kengle’s hostility toward race-neutral enforcement of civil rights laws. The Coates testimony was deeply embarassing to Kengle, and von Spakovsky’s corroboration of Coates’ testimony is even more so.Click here  pdf to download von Spakovsky’s affidavit.
  • Top DOJ Official Describes Recent Controversy As "He Said, She Said," Insists Actions...

    10/27/2010 3:07:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 27, 2010 | Mike Levine
    Complete title: Top DOJ Official Describes Recent Controversy As "He Said, She Said," Insists Actions Speak Louder Than WordsThe head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division on Wednesday strongly disputed accusations by a department colleague that the Obama administration avoids prosecuting minorities in civil rights cases, saying it all amounts to a "'he said, she said' thing" and that he "tends to judge people by their actions," not their words. It's the first time Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez has weighed in since Justice Department lawyer Christopher Coates accused Perez's office of being "hostile" toward "race-neutral enforcement" of voting...
  • EDITORIAL: No black hole for Black Panthers--Attorney General Holder can't hide testimony forever

    10/11/2010 5:14:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2010 | Editorial
    The Obama Justice Department can put an end to the scandal surrounding the New Black Panther voter-intimidation case. All Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. would have to do is allow members of his Voting Rights Section to answer a few simple questions under oath, without waiving a single legal privilege.On Friday, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights approved two letters to Mr. Holder. Both ask, again, for more cooperation than the Justice Department has provided for 16 months. The commission is seeking information about an alleged "broad culture of hostility to race-neutral enforcement of the civil rights laws;...
  • The Wrongdoing, the Cover-Up, and Executive Privilege (Black PantherGate)

    09/28/2010 11:52:46 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    Commentary ^ | 9/28/2010 | Jennifer Rubin
    Like any administration snared in a Beltway scandal, the Obama team has two problems in the New Black Panther Party scandal: the wrongdoing and the cover-up. The wrongdoing is not merely that the Obama administration dismissed a blatant case of voter intimidation. It is not merely that an NAACP attorney pressured the Obama team to dump the case. It is not merely that the Obama Justice Department explicitly told attorneys not to enforce Section 8 of the Voting Rights Act, which helps prevent voter fraud. It is that the Obama team believes that the civil rights laws run only one...
  • Coates Exposes Intellectual Bankruptcy of MSM, Obama Admin. Defenders

    09/28/2010 10:54:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 28, 2010 | J. Christian Adams
    ABC, NBC, and CBS refuse to cover him. Left-leaning sources report on him with no integrity. PR tactics get employed at the hearing. And the DOJ spokesperson lashes out. The testimony of Christopher Coates before the United States Civil Rights Commission exposed a pervasive hostility to equal enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, as well as racialist policies at the Justice Department. He also exposed the intellectual bankruptcy of the defenders of the dismissal of the New Black Panther case. The testimony was covered by CNN and the Los Angeles Times, and was on the front page, above the fold,...
  • GOP Lawmaker Acts to Shield Whistleblower

    09/27/2010 4:46:01 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/26/2010 | Jerry Seper
    A Republican lawmaker has sternly warned Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. not to take any action against a high-ranking Justice Department official who told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that the government's dismissal of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party was a "travesty of justice." In a letter, Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, said the testimony Friday of former voting rights section Chief Christopher Coates was protected by federal law and admonished Mr. Holder against any possible punishment. "I trust that Mr. Coates will face no repercussion...
  • Hoyer: Colbert's testimony 'an embarrassment' (The Rats blame their own invited guest)

    09/26/2010 9:41:37 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    washington times ^ | 9/26/2010 | Stephen Dinan
    A top House Democrat said Sunday that TV comic Stephen Colbert's in-character testimony at a congressional hearing Friday was "an embarrassment" to the comedian and wrong for the House. "His testimony was not appropriate. I think it was an embarrassment for Mr. Colbert more than the House," said House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, on "Fox News Sunday." Mr. Colbert testified to the House immigration subcommittee Friday on illegal immigrant agriculture workers, after he took the United Farm Workers' "Take Our Jobs" challenge and worked a day in the field picking crops. He testified that the work was...
  • EDITORIAL: Black Panther case: Red hot--Witness cites Obama team's 'hostility' to the law

    09/24/2010 5:24:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2010 | Editorial
    Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez has an obligation to clean house at the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. That's clear after explosive new whistle-blower testimony under oath Friday in the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case, which triggers a pledge Mr. Perez made under oath on May 14. Failure to fire some officials and to radically revamp practices in the Civil Rights Division would represent clear dereliction of duty by Mr. Perez.Friday's testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights came from much-decorated Justice Department veteran Christopher Coates, a hero of the civil rights legal community when he...
  • Coates: Obama appointee told me to stop pursuing race-neutral enforcement of Voting Rights Act

    09/24/2010 8:14:29 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 | Ed MORRISSEY
    PJTV is broadcasting the testimony of Christopher Coates to the Civil Rights Commission live this morning, but they already have his opening statement available in PDF format at Pajamas Media. It contains at least one bombshell, which is that Obama appointee Loretta King ordered Coates to stop asking applicants whether they supported race-neutral enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The question became necessary because of resistance in the Civil Rights division from career attorneys to enforce the law when it resulted in African-American defendants rather than victims, an attitude that Coates first encountered in the Bush era:
  • Prosecutor: DoJ bias against whites

    09/24/2010 8:40:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Prosecutor: DoJ bias against whites By: Josh Gerstein September 24, 2010 10:52 AM EDT A Justice Department prosecutor, defying his superiors by testifying at a U.S. Civil Rights Commission hearing Friday into the department’s handling of a voter-intimidation case against a fringe African American militant group, blasted “senior political appointees” at Justice for “gutting” the case. In his opening testimony, prosecutor Christopher Coates also suggested he was working against a dominant Justice Department culture which discouraged enforcement of civil rights laws in a “race-neutral” way that would protect whites as well as blacks. Coates, a 13-year veteran of the civil...
  • The Black Panther Distraction – While Colbert Clowns It Up The MSM Ignores Black Panther Hearings

    09/24/2010 12:45:21 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-24-10 | Curt
    Stephen Colbert appearing at the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law has done its job. They wanted to distract everyone from the bombshells coming out of the Black Panther hearings when Christopher Coates testified, and it sure did. Glenn Reynolds: Front page of Daily Caller: Colbert. Drudge led with Colbert until the news of the Klein & Zucker firings came out. Limbaugh led off today talking about Colbert. NRO has covered Colbert at The Corner, but not Coates. Washington Examiner headline: Colbert. Looking around other sites, I see more about Colbert than...
  • The Colbert Gambit. Looks Like It Worked.

    09/24/2010 12:42:28 PM PDT · by ocr1 · 19 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | Friday, September 24, 2010 | D-Lo
    (Instapundit) — DISTRACTION: So, yesterday reader John Mark Williams suggested that the Colbert testimony was intended to distract from coverage of Christopher Coates’ testimony about the Justice Department’s racism scandals. If so, it’s worked. Front page of Daily Caller: Colbert. Drudge led with Colbert until the news of the Klein & Zucker firings came out. Limbaugh led off today talking about Colbert. NRO has covered Colbert at The Corner, but not Coates. Washington Examiner headline: Colbert. Looking around other sites, I see more about Colbert than Coates. Hot Air and Power Line did better.But let me quote the Power...
  • American Hero: Coates Negates a Year of Justice Department Spin on New Black Panther Case

    09/24/2010 10:57:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 23, 2010 | J. Christian Adams
    We no longer must consult history for a lawyer-hero willing to take personal risk for sacred principles such as the rule of law and racial equality. Our age can claim Christopher Coates. It has been a very bad week for the dwindling number of people defending the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by Eric Holder’s Justice Department. Today might have been the worst day of all. Former Voting Section Chief Christopher Coates testified to the United States Civil Rights Commission that Obama political appointees dismissed the case because they are opposed to enforcing...