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  • Utah's 'Negro Bill Canyon' renamed after years of debate [now Grandstaff Canyon]

    10/12/2017 6:43:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2017 6:51 PM EDT
    After years of debate, a U.S. government board has voted to rename Utah’s Negro Bill Canyon, overruling a recommendation by Utah officials to keep the name. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names decided Thursday to rename it Grandstaff Canyon to get rid of an offensive name, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The vote was 12-0, with one member declining to vote. The decision comes 16 years after the board voted to keep the name. The new name honors black rancher and prospector William Grandstaff, whose cattle grazed there in the 1870s. “His name was Grandstaff; it was not Negro Bill,”...
  • U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

    09/27/2016 5:09:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/27/16 | Ishaan Tharoor
    The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization's High Commissioner on Human Rights. The group of experts, which includes leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, pointing to the continuing link between present injustices and the dark chapters of American history.
  • Obama bans federal use of words 'Negro,' 'Oriental'

    05/23/2016 6:06:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 99 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 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
    RightWingConservativeNews.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | RightWingConservativeNews.com
    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 dailymail.com ^ | 26 Jan 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans For Dailymail.com
    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 AiF.ru 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,AiF.ru asked political analyst Dmitry Drobnitsky. Natalia Kozhina, AiF.ru: 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-m3JW-eK3kRancher Cliven Bundy decided to lecture his supporters on slavery and the “negro” on Saturday. Media Matters posted the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbnRnhrNFEYPosted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:30 PM The New York...