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  • American "Race" Is Red and Yellow, Black and White

    09/16/2013 3:41:00 AM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | September 14, 1013 | Reasonmclucus
    Dr. Martin Luther King's dream of a color blind society cannot be realized as long as the media and black leaders continue to perpetuate the old southern myth that the descendants of North American slaves are a different "race" from light skinned Americans. The term "African American" is an extremely racist term that implies the descendants of slaves belong in Africa rather than the United States even though many have ancestors who were living in North America at the time of the Revolution. The dark skinned peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa might be of a different race from the light skinned...
  • High court poised to upend civil rights policies

    03/31/2013 6:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Boston Globe / The Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2013 | Hope Yen
    Has the nation lived down its history of racism and should the law become colorblind? Addressing two pivotal legal issues, one on affirmative action and a second on voting rights, a divided Supreme Court is poised to answer those questions. In one case, the issue is whether race preferences in university admissions undermine equal opportunity more than they promote the benefits of racial diversity. Just this past week, justices signaled their interest in scrutinizing affirmative action very intensely, expanding their review as well to a Michigan law passed by voters that bars ‘‘preferential treatment’’ to students based on race. Separately...
  • Holder's Justice Is Not Colorblind

    07/07/2010 5:29:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    ibd ^ | 7/7/10 | editor
    Justice: A former top official charges the Justice Department with practicing racial politics and selective prosecution in the Black Panther voter-intimidation case. Are we a "nation of cowards," or is it just Holder's DOJ? In February, on the occasion of Black History Month, Attorney General Eric Holder called the United States a "nation of cowards" regarding discussions of race even as his department was failing to prosecute one of the clearest cases of voter intimidation in American history because the defendants were black militants, members of the New Black Panther Party.
  • Sunday Evening Toddy: Breitbart TV Video Jewel. AWESOME

    06/20/2010 5:16:59 PM PDT · by FreeMarketFred · 2 replies ^ | 06/20/10 | JoeDanMedia
    Freedom is Colorblind by JoeDanMedia
  • Freedom is Colorblind...LOVE this video!!

    05/28/2010 1:12:26 PM PDT · by Emma Peele · 5 replies · 341+ views
    Joedanmedia wb page ^ | May 2010 | Joe Dan Gorman
    Zhtml> Zbody> I saw this video first through Brietbart. I love the song and the message is spot on...nice to turn the tables on the liberals with the issue of race. Republicans have always been the more inclusive part and it is great to have this to give my liberal friends a little schoolin'...   Also, I love the commentator Zo...great to see him in this.   I found Joe Dan Gorman on facebook too!  Nice nice guy...   We need to help push this stuff!   So crank up the volume, sit ba
  • Smokin Breitbart TV Video of the Week - 'COLORBLIND'

    05/26/2010 8:01:38 AM PDT · by PatrioticPeasant · 4 replies · 396+ views
    JoeDanMedia ^ | May 24, 2010 | Joe Dan Gorman
    Rockin vid from Breitbart TV Freedom is Colorblind... "Illegal's Not A Race"
  • Some Young-ins See really truly 'color-blind'

    11/04/2008 9:46:21 PM PST · by Awana56 · 23 replies · 2,475+ views
    11/4/2008 | Awana56
    cheers for you who voted for Obama! cheers I toast to you who voted, an honorable deed. For in four years from now I will look back and say, you are the people who made America what it is then. Tell your children, and their children, that once upon a time you COULD vote for the president. Tell generations to come that democracy in it's purest form was what made America the great nation it once was. Tell them you voted and because of that filling in of that little circle next to the democrats name America is now defined...
  • Racist ad?

    10/24/2006 4:03:50 PM PDT · by lawdude · 119 replies · 2,294+ views
    Fox News | 10/24 | Vanity
    On tonight's SR, Mort Kondrake was asked to comment on the Tennessee satirical ad showing a buxom blond commenting about making Ford. Kondrake said that showing a Black Man with a White Woman was racist. My gawd, many Black men in sports and politics seem to have white companions. What am I disunderstanding? I think the as is accurate and hard hitting (biting) satire. Kondrake is an idiot. His comment is racist.
  • 4 Die in Gaza City House Explosion (work accident?)

    09/05/2005 12:20:00 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 24 replies · 508+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 9-05-05 | Ibrahim Barzak
    4 Die in Gaza City House Explosion By IBRAHIM BARZAK, Associated Press Writer 51 minutes ago GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An explosion destroyed a house after nightfall Monday in Gaza City, killing four people and injuring at least 30, residents and officials said. Three nearby buildings were reported on fire. Residents said the wrecked home in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood near the border with Israel belonged to a well-known family of supporters of the Islamic militant group Hamas, but the Israeli military denied having anything to do with the blast.
  • They say Trevor made a mockery of MLK Day say guilt-ridden liberals and white apologists

    01/24/2004 8:31:11 AM PST · by PoliticsInCT · 104 replies · 502+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | January 24, 2004 | David M. Huntwork
    Trevor is a junior at Westside High School in Omaha, Nebraska. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day Trevor, along with a couple of friends, decided to orchestrate a campaign that he be named the recipient of the "Distinguished African American Student Award" for next year. In the best American political tradition, they printed and plastered throughout the school about 150 posters showing a smiling Trevor giving a thumbs up and encouraging votes for him. The award has been given for eight years on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to a senior selected by teachers. There was only one slight problem....
  • Rumsfeld Likens King to Freedom Fighters in Terror War

    01/22/2004 9:15:01 PM PST · by Calpernia · 10 replies · 213+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 22, 2004 | By Rudi Williams
    The nation has made important strides forward in achieving the color-blind society Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told the Pentagon breakfast audience today. But, Rumsfeld said, "Today, we face another challenge to freedom, one that is truly deadly," referring to the global war on terrorism. Calling today's terrorist threat more deadly than could be imagined during King's era, the secretary said, "It's a challenge -- not only to the freedom that we enjoy, but also to the very idea of living free. It's a challenge to being able to say what you wish, go where...
  • Colorblind Football Fans Know Rush is Wrong

    10/03/2003 6:39:56 AM PDT · by robertpaulsen · 17 replies · 136+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 1, 2003 | Richard Roeper
    Football expert and social commentator Rush Limbaugh claimed last Sunday morning that the media are partial to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, and you know what? He's absolutely right, at least when it comes to one media guy. Me. Yep, Rush has my number. Well, if he had my number I'd change it and get a restraining order--but it is true that I've long been a McNabb fan because he and I have so much in common. For one thing, McNabb and I are both from south suburban Dolton. Also, McNabb attended Mt. Carmel High School on the South Side--same...
  • Ward Connerly: We are multi-racial - but we should be colour blind -

    10/01/2003 9:03:04 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 3 replies · 115+ views
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | October 2, 2003 | Ward Connerly
    We are multi-racial – but we should be colour-blind By Ward Connerly (Filed: 02/10/2003) The unrelenting, daily racial categorisation of people by the government is one of the most divisive forces in American society. It is constantly emphasising our minor differences, in opposition to our better instincts that tell us to seek our common interests and common values. This reality has overtaken California, where one out of nine babies born in 2002 was multi-racial. The Federal Census acknowledges this by allowing individuals to tick as many race boxes as they consider applicable, producing 63 possible race categories and one ethnic...
  • Connerly, NAACP official spar

    08/21/2003 11:29:59 AM PDT · by Cultural Jihad · 13 replies · 208+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 21, 2003 | Jim Sanders
    <p>Ward Connerly speaks in favor of Proposition 54, which is on the October ballot, during a luncheon Wednesday at the Sacramento Press Club.</p> <p>Ward Connerly and the president of the NAACP's Sacramento branch butted heads Wednesday over the effects of a ballot initiative billed as a step toward creating a colorblind government.</p>
  • Racial data battle line drawn

    08/10/2003 5:06:43 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 9 replies · 143+ views ^ | August 10, 2003
    <p>Four decades after Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of his dream for a society that doesn't judge people by the color of their skin, a first-of-its-kind California ballot initiative is sparking fierce new debate over how best to accomplish that.</p>
  • Colorblindness rejected by the Supreme Court

    07/02/2003 10:01:58 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 179+ views ^ | Thursday, July 3, 2003 | by Larry Elder
    In the University of Michigan Supreme Court "affirmative action case," the court reaffirmed the use of race as an admissions criterion. The court struck down the specific way the University of Michigan undergraduate school uses race -- automatically assigning 20 points to a Hispanic, black or Native-American applicant. (Asians presumably lose their status as minorities given their irritating habit of doing well.) But the court bought the school's argument which called diversity a "compelling state interest," and reaffirmed the use of race to achieve that goal. Compelling state interest -- for a tax-supported institution to use race as a criterion?...
  • UC president comes out against UC regent's colorblind campaign

    05/13/2003 9:44:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 121+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/13/03 | Michelle Locke - AP
    <p>BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The president of the University of California is asking governors of the nine-campus system to take a stand against one of their own and oppose Ward Connerly's campaign to stop state and local agencies from collecting race data.</p>
  • In pursuit of colorblind justice

    04/01/2003 11:16:09 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 144+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, April 2, 2003 | Ward Connerly
    <p>Yogi Berra, the renowned philosopher, once famously said: "When you reach a fork in the road — take it." I hope the United States Supreme Court does not take his ambivalent advice. The two pending cases concerning the admissions policies of the University of Michigan give the court an opportunity to speak clearly on America's problem with race.</p>
  • The colorblind schemes of California's Connerly

    07/28/2002 5:10:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 303+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 7-28-02 | Leonard Pitts Jr. / Syndicated columnist
    Ward Connerly again. As if a year that has given us corporate criminality, pedophile priests and a new Adam Sandler movie were not already odious enough, now the notorious University of California regent is back in the headlines. For those who don't know, Connerly is the black — and he would probably disavow that characterization — activist who spearheaded the successful 1996 drive to end affirmative action in Golden State government and universities. Connerly's latest crusade? The so-called Racial Privacy Initiative, which, if approved by voters, would prohibit the state from collecting most forms of racial data on its citizens....
  • Erasing race: a blind alley

    07/24/2002 6:33:27 AM PDT · by SpinyNorman · 7 replies · 250+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/22/02 | Leonard Pitts, Jr.
    <p>As if a year that has given us corporate criminality, pedophile priests and a new Adam Sandler movie were not already odious enough, now the notorious University of California regent is back in the headlines. You remember Connerly, the black -- and he would probably disavow that characterization -- activist who spearheaded the successful 1996 drive to end affirmative action in Golden State government and universities and, more recently, failed to do the same thing in Florida.</p>
  • Connerly Initiative Promotes Racial Balkanization [Barfaroo]

    06/04/2002 6:23:35 AM PDT · by boris · 6 replies · 185+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06-04-2002 | Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich
    Connerly Initiative Promotes Racial Balkanization By YVONNE SCRUGGS-LEFTWICH, Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich is executive director of the national Black Leadership Forum Inc. Ward Connerly, the University of California regent who spearheaded the successful 1996 initiative to abolish affirmative action in California schools and government, is again pretending race doesn't matter. He now is godfather to the Racial Privacy Initiative, which, if passed by California's voters, would forbid state agencies to note the race of anyone seeking access to public benefits. This, the initiative's supporters contend, would make prejudice and racism disappear. The effort is at least naive and certainly wrong. Here's why:...
  • Color Schemes

    06/03/2002 7:50:03 AM PDT · by Kermit · 108+ views
    Reason Magazine Online ^ | July 2002 | Richard Epstein
    Color Schemes Can affirmative action be reconciled with liberal individualism? By Richard A. Epstein The Anatomy of Racial Inequality, by Glenn C. Loury, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 226 pages, $22.95 Glenn Loury is an intelligent but angry man with a mission: to explain both the origins and the persistence of racial inequality in the United States. Loury, a professor of economics at Boston University, was once that rarest of beings, a black conservative intellectual, with a strong belief in self-reliance and a deep suspicion of affirmative action. In recent years his ideology has changed. His migration to the...
  • (Colorblind) Race initiative won't qualify for California ballot this year

    05/30/2002 10:44:58 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 4 replies · 206+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 5/30/02 | JIM WASSERMAN
    <p>An initiative to stop California from classifying its 35 million residents by race likely lacks enough signatures to make the ballot in November, the state said Thursday.</p> <p>Instead, the initiative will probably go to voters during the March 2004 presidential primary, said Alfie Charles, spokesman for the secretary of state's office.</p>