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  • Obama bans federal use of words 'Negro,' 'Oriental'

    05/23/2016 6:06:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 99 replies ^ | 5/23/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    President Obama signed a legislatively passed amendment to the Local Public Works and Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 that bans the federal government from using the words “Negro” and “Oriental” to describe blacks and Asians. “Many Americans may not be aware that the word ‘Oriental’ is derogatory,” said Rep. Grace Meng on New York, Breitbart reported. “But it is an insulting term that needed to be removed from the books and I am extremely pleased that my legislation to do that is now the law of the land. The term ‘Oriental’ has no place in federal law and...
  • President Obama Signs Legislation to Remove 'Oriental' and 'Negro' From Federal Code

    05/21/2016 9:24:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20,2016 | Benjamin Siegel
    President Obama signed into law today a measure to replace references to minorities considered offensive -- such as "oriental" and "negro" from federal law. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng, D-New York, is an effort to "modernize terms relating to minorities," replaces a slew of terms in a public health law written in the late 1970's with terms are considered more politically correct today.
  • Obama signs measure striking 'oriental' and 'negro' from federal law

    05/20/2016 2:15:42 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 75 replies
    May 20, 2016, 05:11 pm Obama signs measure striking 'oriental' and 'negro' from federal law By Jordan Fabian President Obama has signed legislation striking outdated racial terms such as “Oriental” and “Negro” from federal laws. Obama signed the bill without fanfare on Friday along with six other pieces of legislation, the White House said. The measure sailed through Congress unopposed, a rare example of bipartisan agreement in an election year. It reached the president’s desk after the Senate unanimously approved it on Monday. It passed the House easily in February. “The term ‘Oriental’ has no place in federal law and...
  • Kensington Palace hid word ‘negro’ on painting before Obamas could see it (whoops)

    04/26/2016 8:09:38 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 37 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 4-26-2016 | Harry Readhead
    Aides at Kensington Palace had to remove the word ‘negro’ from a painting at the last minute before the arrival of President Obama and his family for an informal dinner with the royals. Moments before the US president and First Lady sat down with Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry on Friday night, an assistant spotted a plaque beneath a painting reading ‘The Negro Page’. Aides reportedly hastily removed the plaque and put a pot plant in front of where the plaque would have been.
  • The 4 scientifically named races of Humankind are: Negroid, Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and So.-Sea Island

    08/30/2015 6:21:38 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 90 replies ^ | August 30, 2015 |
    The four scientifically named races of Humankind are: Negroid, Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and South-Sea Islander. Now—one cannot know from, say, a photo, if a person is “African-American.” I mean, like, wow—that could be hurtful and offensive to him; he might be a proud Caribe, Dominican, Hatian, Frenchman, Somali, Croatian, or even a space alien. If he’s “a dark skinned male,” as AP likes to say in its bold, racial benchmark statement about the most recent cop-killer, then others would likely term him as “African American.” HOWsome-ever, he may actually be a Mexican who’s not an American; or an American who’s from...
  • GROSSU: Margaret Sanger, racist eugenicist extraordinaire

    08/03/2015 1:26:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 5, 2014 | Arina Grossu
    The founder of Planned Parenthood... considered many Americans unworthy of life - Recent articles have reported on an unearthed video from 1947 of Margaret Sanger demanding “no more babies” for 10 years in developing countries. A couple of years ago, Margaret Sanger was named one of Time magazine’s “20 Most Influential Americans of All Time.” Given her enduring influence, it’s worth considering what the woman who founded Planned Parenthood contributed to the eugenics movement. Sanger shaped the eugenics movement in America and beyond in the 1930s and 1940s. Her views and those of her peers in the movement contributed to...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes for Calling Black People Colored

    01/27/2015 7:36:24 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail web site ^ | 26 Jan 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans For
    British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has apologized after describing black people as 'colored' on US television, saying he is 'an idiot' and is 'devastated to have caused offense'. ...Sherlock star ... racial term ... diversity ... British screens ... Tavis Smiley.... ... hundreds took to social media to condemn.... ...Cumberbatch ... issuing an apology... 'incorrect'... 'offensive' ... ... 'I'm devastated ... ... sincere apologies. ... idiot ...
  • "Race Card". Political scientist about the riots in Ferguson

    11/29/2014 4:50:38 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 18 replies
    AiF ^ | 18:46 11/27/2014 | Natalia Kozhina
    Political analyst Dmitry Drobnitsky told what fate awaits city Ferguson after the riots and who is trying to benefit on the death of Michael Brown. November 24th jury indemnify police Darren Wilson, who in August has shot 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown. Acquittal sparked massive protests and riots. The family of the deceased, as well as thousands of protesters, convinced that the slaying was racially motivated entirely and wasn't investigated properly. Is it possible to re-examine the case which is already closed, asked political analyst Dmitry Drobnitsky. Natalia Kozhina, Dmitry, in your opinion, what are the real sources of...
  • U.S. Army apologizes, removes 'Negro' as acceptable term for black service members

    11/09/2014 9:53:16 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 84 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 07, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    The apology follows the dated term found in updated Army regulations policy as an acceptable classification for 'a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.' The newly revised policy now limits the acceptable terms to 'Black or African American.' The U.S. Army has backtracked with an apology after approving the term "Negro" as an acceptable reference for black service members. The decision comes two days after the dated term was found listed as an acceptable classification for "a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa" in section 6-2 of the...
  • ‘Negro’ Is An Acceptable Term for Black Soldiers, U.S. Army Says

    11/06/2014 2:59:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    NYDN ^ | November 5, 2014 | GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    ‘Negro’ is an acceptable term for black soldiers, U.S. Army says • Color it a confusing command update. One military official says using the word to describe ‘a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa’ might be for people who prefer to refer to themselves this way. But another calls it ‘the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. What year is it again? Army regulations still allow for black soldiers to be labeled Negro — a term that faded in the late 1960s. The archaic policy was spelled out as recently as Oct. 22, when the...
  • Hamptons Residents Shocked After Finding Ku Klux Klan Pamphlets (Long Island NY)

    08/30/2014 5:48:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | August 26, 2014 6:34 PM
    Some homeowners in the Hamptons are puzzled and angry after finding recruitment pamphlets for the Ku Klux Klan at their homes. As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Tuesday, Fernando Alvarez said he found the fliers under his Hampton Bays door. His family was left wondering if they were targets of the hate group, or if the leafleting was random. “We were really shocked that … in this area we can have KKK,” Alvarez said. […] The Loyal White Knights, a KKK branch based in the South, referred CBS 2 to its grand dragon, Robert Jones. He said he is unaware...
  • Lockport Police List Black Suspect as "Dark Negro"

    08/09/2014 4:36:10 PM PDT · by Robwin · 35 replies
    WGRZ ^ | July 30, 2014 | Jeff Preval
    LOCKPORT, NY - Last week, 2 On Your Side reported on the spike of shootings in the City of Lockport this year. While we were in Lockport, police gave us a mug shot of a man suspected of some of the shootings. And, on the mug shot appeared a phrase that can be offensive to many people. The mug shot was of 19-year-old Shamir Allen. He's a suspect in several shootings in the city. We looked further on the mug shot and found next to line labeled "complexion," that Allen is listed as a "negro." Next to negro it reads...
  • 2 Adults Arrested After Fight Erupts Outside Randallstown HS Graduation

    05/28/2014 11:54:01 PM PDT · by ComputerGuy · 21 replies
    CBS News Baltimore ^ | 5/28/2014 | Gigi Barnett
    Randallstown High School students dressed in cap and gowns–fighting on graduation day. The video is going viral with thousands of views. Two people are now under arrest. snip... It was graduation day for Randallstown High’s Class of 2014. Cell phone video captured quick shots of adults and students throwing punches. It was an all-out brawl outside Towson University’s SECU Arena just as the ceremony ended.
  • Lib Professor: Disney is Racist, and Only Black People Like Jazz

    04/29/2014 2:16:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 65 replies ^ | 4-29-2014 | Michael Schaus
    Don’t you just love classic Disney movies? Animated cinematic adventures that espoused the importance of life values, growing up, and racism… Well, that’s what some lefty professor is arguing at Syracuse University. Apparently, the Jungle Book is just chock-full of racism (and not because of “man-cub’s” strange desire to remain uncultured). Professor Robert Thompson told Yahoo Movies (um… this article was forwarded to me – like most people, I don’t actually visit Yahoo Movies) that the Jungle Book is racist because of something to do with Louie Armstrong. Apparently, when Mowgli meets the Ape King, young children are being brainwashed...
  • Why It's Okay to Hate Cliven Bundy

    04/28/2014 4:12:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-28-2014 | J.R. Dunn
    It has become clear that Cliven Bundy was transgressed by the New York Times, his words taken out of context and retailed in such a way as to mean something they were not. Bundy is no racist, and the attempt to make him look like one is another step downward in the collapse of American national media. But conservatives still have a right -- in fact, a responsibility -- to be annoyed with Bundy. To wit: Bundy did not walk, not stumble, did not swerve into the trap set by the New York Times. He was not ambushed, he was...
  • Bundy Made Boomhaeur Sound Like Demosthenes and Yet, Big Government Still Sucks

    04/26/2014 10:48:06 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies ^ | 4-27-2014 | Doug Giles
    Thank God Cliven Bundy gave the Left something to smack him over the head with, because that “Negro” comment took the spotlight off the brute force of big government and placed it on the ramblings of an inarticulate old man. Man, I bet Harry Reid was so relieved that he thoroughly soaked his size-small adult diaper. Yep, the stealing of old Cliven’s cattle; the paramilitary machinery levied against cowboys on horses; the sniper’s bouncing multiple .223 rounds off Bundy’s bull’s noggins via helicopters; the dumping of his slaughtered cattle into mass graves and the separation of his mama cows from...
  • Reid — once under fire for saying ‘negro’ — condemns rancher for comments

    04/25/2014 7:44:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Dailt Caller ^ | 4/24/14 | Alex Pappas
    Democratic Senate majority leader Harry Reid on Thursday strongly condemned Cliven Bundy, a constituent and rancher in Nevada, for his widely-reported offensive comments about African-Americans. “Today, Bundy revealed himself to be a hateful racist,” Reid said in a statement provided by his office. The New York Times reported on a recent rant by Bundy, who mused about what he referred to as “the Negro.” He has been in the news recently over his clash with the Bureau of Land Management over grazing fees. Discussing a public-housing project in Nevada, Bundy said of black people: “They abort their young children, they...
  • SEAN HANNITY Responds to Bundy’s “Beyond Repugnant, Beyond Despicable” Racist Comments (Video)

    04/24/2014 1:46:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 383 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-24-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Full title- "SEAN HANNITY Responds to Cliven Bundy’s “Beyond Repugnant, Beyond Despicable” Racist Comments (Video)" The New York Times broke the story today about Cliven Bundy’s racist comments to supporters during one his recent rallies. Bundy said “the negro” would be better under slavery than sitting collecting welfare “in front of the government house.” This afternoon Sean Hannity responded to Bundy’s comments on his radio show: Cliven Bundy decided to lecture his supporters on slavery and the “negro” on Saturday. Media Matters posted the video: by Jim Hoft on Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:30 PM The New York...
  • The Negro Project - Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Plan for Black Americans (Obama - a puppet of P.P.)

    09/01/2008 9:01:30 PM PDT · by ofwaihhbtn · 15 replies · 216+ views
    Concerned Women of America ^ | 05/10/2001 | Tanya L. Green
    We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.-- Margaret Sanger You can read the complete text of the article here: The Negro Project - Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Plan for Black Americans Or cut and paste this URL into your browser:
  • Margaret Sanger: “We Want to Exterminate the Negro Population.” Her Wish is Coming True

    12/17/2013 4:47:52 PM PST · by Diago · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/16/13 4:48 PM | Matthew Archbold
    Margaret Sanger: “We Want to Exterminate the Negro Population.” Her Wish is Coming True by Matthew Archbold | | 12/16/13 4:48 PM If you listen very carefully to the coffin of Margaret Sanger you would hear absolutely nothing.Assuredly, she’s not rolling over in her grave that black and Hispanic babies are far more likely to be aborted than white babies. She might be dancing, however.Sanger once said, “Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race” and even said, “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful...
  • Mount Olive teachers fired after calling students 'Negroes,' state commissioner says

    10/19/2013 12:36:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | October 17, 2013 | Justin Zaremba
    Two Mount Olive physical education teachers have lost their jobs and been stripped of their tenure following racial remarks the two made about African-American students last year, according to the state education commissioner. Two Mount Olive teachers were brought up on administrative charges last year after they allegedly made derogatory racial comments about African-American students. File photo Brigitte Geiger and Sharon Jones were brought up on six administrative charges by Larrie Reynolds, the superintendent, on March 23, 2012 for unbecoming conduct and other charges based on a conversation they had in the locker room on March 2, 2012 that was...
  • ‘The Most Dangerous Negro’

    08/29/2013 6:29:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 28, 2013 | Charles M. Blow
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” so disturbed the American power structure that the F.B.I. started spying on him in what The Washington Post called “one of its biggest surveillance operations in history.” The speech even moved the head of the agency’s domestic intelligence division to label King “the most dangerous Negro of the future in this nation from the standpoint of Communism, the Negro and national security.” Of course, King wasn’t dangerous to the country but to the status quo. King demanded that America answer for her sins, that she be rustled from her...
  • Black Spanish teacher claims she was fired for using the word ‘negro’ in class

    05/24/2013 9:14:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 42 replies | May 24, 2013
    In the annals of political correctness run amok in American schools, this story — if true — is easily an all-timer. A junior-high school Spanish teacher has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was fired from P.S. 211 in the Bronx in March 2012 because of a misunderstanding over the word “negro.” The non-tenured teacher, 65-year-old Petrona Smith, maintains that she was instructing her class about how to say the various basic colors in Spanish, reports the New York Post. The word “negro” naturally came up because “negro” is the Spanish word for “black.”A seventh-grade student in the class took...
  • Harry Reid Cites "Lincoln" And "Django Unchained" At Rosa Parks Ceremony

    02/27/2013 11:40:12 AM PST · by drpix · 18 replies ^ | 2/27/13 | andrew kaczynski
    The Senate majority leader said, “It's significant that 150 years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, we are still considering in film, in photo, in art, and activism how to eradicate slavery's unsavory successors.” Reid was speaking at a ceremony unveiling Rosa Parks' statue in the Capitol...
  • Census to replace "Negro" with "black" or "African-American"

    WASHINGTON — After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in surveys. Instead of the term that came into use during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, census forms will use the more modern labels "black" or "African-American". The change will take effect next year when the Census Bureau distributes its annual American Community Survey to more than 3.5 million U.S. households, Nicholas Jones, chief of the bureau's racial statistics branch, said in an interview.
  • Spike Lee Ridicules Herman Cain: ‘Negro, Please’

    10/20/2011 11:02:44 PM PDT · by This Just In · 57 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | October 19, 2011 | John Nolte
    Spike Lee Ridicules Herman Cain: ‘Negro, Please’ Posted By John Nolte On October 19, 2011 @ 3:22 pm In Celebrity News, Politics | 147 Comments The New York Times piece Lee refers to here is the most appalling piece of race-baiting I’ve read in years. You can read my write-up about it at Big Journalism [1]. The reaction the Times was looking for is exactly this kind of thing from Spike Lee.
  • Orly Taitz: Obama's Long-Form Birth Certificate Should Say 'Negro' Not 'African'

    04/27/2011 10:54:31 AM PDT · by jdoug666 · 80 replies
    TPMMuckraker ^ | 4/27/2011 | Ryan J. Reilly
    "In those years ... when they wrote race, they were writing 'Negro' not 'African'," Taitz says. "In those days nobody wrote African as a race, it just wasn't one of the options. It sounds like it would be written today, in the age of political correctness, and not in 1961 when they wrote white or Asian or 'Negro'."
  • Calif.'s Negrohead Mountain renamed for pioneer

    02/21/2010 5:58:17 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 40 replies · 6,161+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 21
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A peak previously known as Negrohead Mountain in Southern California's Santa Monica range was officially renamed Saturday in honor of a black pioneer who settled the area in the 19th Century. The 2,031-foot mountain near Malibu, the highest peak in the area, became Ballard Mountain after John Ballard, a blacksmith and former slave who bought land on the mountain in 1880. The name originally contained a vulgar racial slur that even appeared on federal maps, but it was changed to "negro" in the 1960s.
  • Century-Old Slur Erased From Santa Monica Mountains Maps

    02/21/2010 2:58:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 76 replies · 2,064+ views
    LATimes ^ | February 21, 2010
    Century-Old Slur Erased From Santa Monica Mountains Maps February 20, 2010 A century-old slur was erased Saturday as authorities ceremoniously renamed a Santa Monica Mountains peak to commemorate a black pioneer who established a homestead at its base in 1880. What had long been designated on "Negrohead Mountain" on official maps is now "Ballard Mountain" in honor of John Ballard, who worked as a blacksmith and firewood vendor from his 160 acres in the Seminole Springs area. About 25 of Ballard’s descendants were among a crowd of 90 who watched as a plaque bearing the settler’s name was unveiled near...
  • The term 'Negro'? Color it obsolete

    02/09/2010 1:54:47 AM PST · by FTJM · 65 replies · 1,129+ views
    LA Times ^ | Feb. 8, 2010 | Erin Aubry Kaplan
    Like the president, I am part of that black generation whose lifetime spans pretty much all of the above. I was born a Negro in 1962 -- it's on my birth certificate -- and in short order became black, Afro-American and African American.
  • Finally: The Harry Reid Negro Politician Electability Chart

    01/17/2010 4:23:41 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 7 replies · 645+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 17, 2010 | Bill Dupray
    Now Harry is very likely to be out of a job come November, so we thought we would help him out with launching his new consulting career. We thought if Harry had a handy chart that he could use that would tell potential Negro clients right off the bat whether they had a chance at being elected, it would prove very useful. We sketched out the idea and gave it to our good friend Arkady Kamenetsky at Right Condition, who is a whiz with Photoshop. Here is what we came up with.
  • Census Question Has Designation As NEGRO.

    01/15/2010 8:34:21 AM PST · by Marty62 · 8 replies · 364+ views
    6. IJWhat is this person’s race? Mark K one or more boxes. White Black,African Am., or Negro American Indian or Alaska Native — Print name of enrolled or principal tribe. C Asian Indian Chinese Filipino Other Asian — Print race, for example, Hmong, Laotian, Thai, Pakistani, Cambodian, and so on. C Japanese Korean Vietnamese Native Hawaiian Guamanian or Chamorro Samoan Other Pacific Islander — Print race, for example, Fijian, Tongan, and so on. C Some other race —
  • Sparks fly over use of 'Negro' by Census (Quanell X alert)

    01/14/2010 8:49:20 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 73 replies · 1,713+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 13, 2010, 10:05PM | MIKE TOLSON
    ...For recent generations, the word is at best archaic and at worst is seen as racist, a holdover from Jim Crow days. What may make sense to demographers does not wash to many who grew up associating it with segregation. ...Houston Counts, a city-sponsored committee which is partnering with the bureau to promote a complete count, met last week with an angry coalition of people opposed to the word, ultimately deciding not to defend the bureau's use of “Negro” and agreeing to participate in a town hall meeting on the subject tonight. The upshot of it might be nothing more...
  • Harry Reid Apologizes to Blacks for ... What?

    01/14/2010 5:04:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies · 908+ views ^ | January 14, 2010 | Larry Elder
    Tough week. As for Simon Cowell's impending departure from "American Idol," NBC/Jay Leno's failure at 10 p.m. and Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's "Negro dialect" comment, which incited more angst? According to a new book about the '08 presidential campaign, Reid, the Senate majority leader, said that then-Sen. Barack Obama appealed to voters as a "light-skinned" black man with "no Negro dialect" -- that is, "unless he wanted to have one." Egad! Faster than you could say "Tawana Brawley," "civil rights leader" Al Sharpton popped up on Fox News Channel to pronounce himself "offended" but willing to accept Reid's apology. The...
  • Thoughts on the public use of the word 'Negro'

    01/13/2010 7:03:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies · 1,264+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2010 | Lisa Frisch
    Bravo for President Obama. Obama took the high-road giving our Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid the benefit of the doubt, playing down the race card. Reid says our President, then Senator, made it this far as a light skinned black who could speak so well. Why would our President be offended, he believes what the Senate Majority Leader says-and it is true: Obama is well spoken, he is light skinned. This month, I reckon, he is thick skinned too. Yet, however, kind and gracious it is to forgive someone in using a "poor choice of words", one should be mindful...
  • Playing Race-Card 'Gotcha'

    01/13/2010 10:36:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 454+ views ^ | January 13, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    There is so much to enjoy about the Democrats' Harry Reid problem, and yet I find the whole spectacle horribly depressing. First, let's recap the bright side. The addlepated and vindictive Senate majority leader is under fire for saying -- according to the new book "Game Change" -- that Barack Obama would make a promising Democratic presidential contender because he's "light-skinned" and can speak "Negro dialect" only when he wants to. He deserves the grief. Just last month, Reid insinuated that fellow senators standing in the way of "Obamacare" were carrying on the tradition of the racists who stood in...
  • Republicans Should NOT Request Reid's Resignation

    01/13/2010 6:12:31 AM PST · by Desperado67 · 11 replies · 443+ views ^ | 01/12/10 | Rob Binsrick
    Memo to the Republicans – let Harry Reid remain in office and let him keep his post as Senate Leader. It may seem hypocritical and wrong to allow him to do so now, but it will reap a big payoff in November. Reid is highly likely to lose his re-election bid anyway so the Republicans should just keep him out there in the public as a symbol of all that is wrong with the Democrats in Washington and elsewhere. The Democrats have proven themselves to be the party of big spending, big government, racism, misogynism and the party that gives...

    01/12/2010 8:16:03 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 70 replies · 1,474+ views
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | January 12, 2010 | Larry Walker Jr
    In the wake of Harry Reid's racist thought pattern coming to light, countless Negroes (I consider myself to be Black) have come out of the woodwork to proclaim that what Reid said is 'only the truth'. Numerous Republicans have weighed in only to state that 'nothing should be done' while pointing out that if it were a Republican who made such remarks, Democrats would be 'screaming' for his resignation. Why are Negroes racing to Reid's rescue? And why aren't Republicans screaming for his resignation? It is my opinion that Harry Reid should not only resign his post as Majority leader,...
  • The feigned-outrage game (Barf Alert!!!

    01/12/2010 7:44:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 267+ views
    Los Angeles Slimes ^ | January 12, 2010 | David Greenberg
    Harry Reid's 'Negro dialect' comment is just the latest out-of-context remark to fall victim to the phony indignation so common in today's news cycle.
  • He Talk Pretty One Day: Reid, Obama and "Negro-Speaking"

    01/12/2010 6:47:34 PM PST · by DBCJR · 7 replies · 433+ views | Posted: January 12, 2010 06:04 PM | David Kaufman, Founder,
    He Talk Pretty One Day: Reid, Obama and "Negro-Speaking" The revelation that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid commented on Pres. Obama's brown skin and non-Negro dialect have sent pundits once again into a racial free-for-all. There are those who are calling Reid a racist; others are calling for his resignation; and some are simply calling the entire issue much ado about nothing. While it is clear Reid's behavior was anachronistic and insensitive, his actions actually leave me far more puzzled than pissed-off. For the entire affair highlights what has always been one of the great unspeakables of the Obama presidency:...
  • Harry Reid, read my lips: There's no such thing as 'Negro dialect' (sorry for the wrong reasons)

    01/12/2010 6:44:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 782+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/12/10 | Michael Meyers
    Harry Reid, read my lips: There's no such thing as 'Negro dialect'By Michael Meyers Special to Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 3:48 PM Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid really put his foot in his mouth when, last year, he told two reporters that white voters would vote for Barack Obama because Obama was a "light-skinned" African-American who did not speak "Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." He's since apologized - to Barack Obama and to every "African-American" in his Rolodex. But he's sorry for the wrong reasons. Reid has only backed off of his word choice; he has...
  • Ensign Tells Fellow Republicans to Back Off Reid

    01/12/2010 11:12:11 AM PST · by Engineer_Soldier · 45 replies · 1,180+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2010 | AP
    Nevada Sen. John Ensign said Monday it is wrong for his fellow Republicans to call for the resignation of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over racially insensitive comments he made about President Obama. Reid has apologized to Obama since a new book quoted him describing Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign as a light-skinned African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Ensign said Monday that Reid's apology was sincere and that the Nevada Democrat regretted how his comments were taken. "I think we need to get away from this politics of gotcha," Ensign told KKOH radio...
  • Why so series?...hugh?

    01/11/2010 7:00:31 PM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 69 replies · 1,760+ views
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  • Negro: The Other “N” Word

    01/12/2010 2:51:03 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 21 replies · 511+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | January 12, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    I was content to ignore the controversy surrounding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his apparently audacious 2008 evaluation of Senator Barrack Obama as a viable presidential candidate due to his “light skin” and lack of “Negro dialect.” Then I turned on the radio Monday morning and heard talk radio host Mike Gallagher having a nervous breakdown over George Will and other conservatives who have defended Reid’s remarks. While I recognize Gallagher as a well-meaning conservative voice, he is also my least favorite. Gallagher consistently engages in blindly partisan commentary so two-dimensional it has the effect (albeit ad hominem in...
  • Why doesn't Michelle Obama ask Harry Reid what it means to 'talk like a White girl'?

    01/11/2010 9:21:43 PM PST · by Frankusa · 14 replies · 549+ views
    During a visit to a Washington DC high school last year, Michelle Obama told the students that it's cool to be smart. She went on to say that as a child, kids in her neighborhood told her that she 'talked like a White girl', but that it did not disturb her in the least: "I didn't care whether it was cool because I remember there were kids around my neighborhood who would say, 'Ooh, you talk funny, you talk like a white girl.' I heard that growing up my whole life. I was like, I don't even know what that...
  • Senator Harry Reid: Obama Can Talk like a Negro at Will

    01/11/2010 6:08:04 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 18 replies · 765+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 1/11/10 | Bill Levinson
    Harry Reid adds that only light-skinned African-Americans are electable in the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized (who cares, noting that Don Imus lost his job for similar commentary about Black people) for saying the following about Barack Obama: "[Reid] made dozens of calls to apologize for telling authors of Game Change that Barack Obama had a good chance to become the nation's first black president because he was “light-skinned” and spoke with “no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one.”."' Here is what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in plain English: African-Americans are not electable unless...
  • Clyburn Seems To Say 'Negro' Now Okay

    01/11/2010 5:07:17 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies · 1,049+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody owes Rush Limbaugh a big apology. Remember all the flak he took over his 'Barack The Magic Negro' parody--which was riffing off an LA Times op-ed by a black author which used the same term? Turns out, using "Negro" isn't objectionable. Don't take my word for it. Ask Rep. James Clyburn, former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and current House Majority Whip. Clyburn made his surprising statement on this evening's Ed Show in the course of defending Harry Reid's "negro dialect" dictum. View video here.
  • James Clyburn: What’s wrong with the word “negro”?

    01/11/2010 4:20:17 PM PST · by Lou Budvis · 47 replies · 1,174+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 1/11/10 | Allahpundit
    A sterling example of why that “national conversation on race” Americans are forever being told to have will be postponed indefinitely: We can’t even agree on which terms are offensive. Slate says “negro” has been more or less taboo since 1966, but put it in the mouth of one of Clyburn’s political allies and of course it’s instantly copacetic. That’s good news for liberals of “a certain age,” but if you’re conservative, I’d advise you to stick with Slate’s take on this. Clyburn himself is a practiced hand at ye olde art of racially demagoging Republicans, so if the word...
  • 'Negro' on Census Form Causes Stir

    It's a new decade, which means that the U.S. Census Bureau is hard at work getting the nation's more than 300 million residents to fill out a 10-question form that determines how the federal government doles out its money. But one question is causing some controversy. Specifically question No. 9 asks "What is Person 1's race?" The answer choices are "White; Black, African-American, or Negro; American Indian or Alaska Native." The Grio reports that many older blacks preferred to be called "Negro." "Some prefer it because of their complexion, whether they're light-skinned or dark," said Jeanne R. Stanley, a retiree...
  • Reid Must Resign

    01/11/2010 10:21:50 AM PST · by William Tell 2 · 12 replies · 509+ views
    Chairwoman of the National Black Republican Association calls for Harry Reid to resign - and lots of other good stuff on this website.