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  • When Liberals Blew It (Holy Cow...Is the NYSlimes shifting rightward?)

    03/12/2015 5:31:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Nicholas Kristof
    Fifty years ago this month, Democrats made a historic mistake. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, at the time a federal official, wrote a famous report in March 1965 on family breakdown among African-Americans. He argued presciently and powerfully that the rise of single-parent households would make poverty more intractable. “The fundamental problem,” Moynihan wrote, is family breakdown. In a follow-up, he explained: “From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one unmistakable lesson in American history: a community that allows large numbers of young men to grow up in broken families...
  • Dem Rep Cleaver: Tea Party Wants To Undo Desegregation And Women's Rights

    02/26/2015 5:14:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) alleged that the Tea Party wants to bring back segregation and make women “secondary citizens” at an event that on Saturday.
  • Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far)

    Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far) February 22, 2015 1) The host can’t stop stoking racial grievance. Great — exactly what America needs. 2) The idea that women don’t have equal rights in this country is a lie — a lie that, year after year, does harm. 3) Harry Belafonte is the opposite of a humanitarian: the loyal supporter of one of the most brutal dictatorships of our times, the Castro regime in Cuba, which has imprisoned, tortured, and killed thousands of innocent people. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/414223/three-political-notes-oscars-so-far-jay-nordlinger
  • High School principal OK’d racially charged anti-cop poster

    02/11/2015 4:23:33 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 2/11/15 | By Kirstan Conley and Erin Calabrese
    High School principal OK’d racially charged anti-cop poster By Kirstan Conley and Erin Calabrese A city high-school principal allowed a racially charged, anti-police poster to hang in the hallway — even after the December execution of two officers, The Post has learned. The sign was made by a student at Frederick Douglass Academy in The Bronx — among several posters protesting the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner that were put up in early December. “We need justice for Mike Brown and Eric Garner. We can’t let these whites win. Let’s fight for what’s right, because if we don’t,...
  • Alabama standoff over same-sex marriage channels George Wallace

    02/10/2015 7:22:10 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 32 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 10, 2015 | Doug Mataconis
    Same-sex marriages went forward Monday in Alabama, for the most part, notwithstanding an effort by the Chief Justice of the state’s Supreme Court to prevent probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Amid conflicting signals from federal courts and the chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court, some Alabama counties began granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Monday in a legal showdown with echoes of the battles over desegregation in the 1960s. In major county seats like Birmingham, Montgomery and Huntsville, gay couples lined up outside courthouses as they opened, and emerged smiling, licenses in...
  • The Black Ban

    01/12/2015 2:10:31 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    World Around The Net ^ | January 5, 2015
    According to the latest census data, African Americans make up just over 13% of the US population. That means out of the 317 million people living in the USA, there are about 41 million blacks -- just over the total population of California. However, looking at the popular culture you'd never know that. Black music dominates popular music. Black culture is how most people define "cool." And most of all, what might offend blacks dominates popular culture, media, education, and entertainment. Fred Reed writes:
  • NFL ref uses wrong mic, calls official ‘Jungle Boy’

    01/04/2015 1:02:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | AP
    Referee Ed Hochuli referred to replay official Tom Sifferman by his nickname “Jungle Boy,” which was heard on the in-stadium microphone during the Cardinals-Panthers NFC wild-card game Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Obama: America Has Become ‘Less Racially Divided’ Under My Presidency

    12/27/2014 5:16:20 AM PST · by rktman · 66 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 12/26/2014 | Fred Lucas
    “No,” the president answered. “I actually think that it’s probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided.” Inskeep also asked the president about working with a Congress where both houses are controlled by Republicans. Obama offered a familiar answer. “Now you’ve got Republicans in a position where it’s not enough for them simply to grind the wheels of Congress to a halt and then blame me,” he said.
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Understanding white privilege

    12/04/2014 7:09:41 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 49 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 12/03/2014 | Leonard Pitts Jr.
    What follows is for the benefit of one William James O'Reilly Jr. -- "Bill" to his fans. Last summer, Mr. O'Reilly, a pundit for Fox "News," spent time talking about white privilege and his contention that no such thing exists. He debated this with colleague Megyn Kelly, and sparred about it with Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show." Part of Mr. O'Reilly's reasoning is that because Asian-Americans (according to him) make more money and are better educated than whites, what we really should be talking about is "Asian privilege."
  • Rudy Giuliani Says White Cops Are Needed To Stop Black People From Shooting Each Other

    11/24/2014 4:15:48 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 30 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday criticized what he described as lopsided coverage of the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, calling on the media to stop focusing on racially disproportionate police forces and pay more attention to black people killing one another. "I find it very disappointing that you're not discussing the fact that 93 percent of blacks in America are killed by other blacks. We're talking about the exception here," Giuliani said on NBC's "Meet The Press," referring to the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, in Ferguson by Darren...
  • The Problem With That Catcalling Video (Race Card)

    10/30/2014 9:05:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | October 29, 2014 | Hanna Rosin
    <p>On Tuesday, Slate and everyone else posted a video of a woman who is harassed more than 100 times by men as she walks around New York City for ten hours. More specifically, it’s a video of a young white woman who is harassed by mostly black and Latino men as she walks around New York City for ten hours. The one dude who turns around and says, “Nice,” is white, but the guys who do the most egregious things—like the one who harangues her, “Somebody’s acknowledging you for being beautiful! You should say thank you more,” or the one who follows her down the street too closely for five whole minutes—are not.</p>
  • White Voters More Likely to Support Voter ID Laws When Shown Images of Blacks Voting (AFRO Reports)

    10/20/2014 7:44:20 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 32 replies
    The Afro ^ | 10/17/14 | Roberto Alejandro Special to the AFRO
    White voters are more likely to say they support voter ID laws if primed with a picture of an African American voting, versus a White person voting, or no picture at all, according to a recent study. In order to examine the way bias might play a role in support for voter ID laws, researchers with the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication conducted an online survey in 2012 of a nationally representative sample of 1,436 adults.
  • Dear White People: 3 Acts Of Casual Racism That You May Be Guilty Of Doing

    10/12/2014 12:07:17 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 81 replies
    WebProNews ^ | October 11, 2014 | Toni Matthews-El
    “Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has been raised to two….Sorry, your ‘weed man’ Tyrone does not count!” Just like that, the upcoming Dear White People movie moved into highly controversial territory. The trailers (both standard and the recent red band) touch on scenarios that call out the casual racism still acted out in a supposedly “post-racial” America. Although the statements and questions raised by the lead character Samantha White may seem outlandish to some white Americans, for far too many African Americans her rants represent everyday reality. Here are some things...
  • African-Americans may be getting inferior breastfeeding advice

    08/30/2014 7:10:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 29, 2014 | Ronnie Cohen
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers who give birth in areas with higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likely to get breastfeeding support on maternity wards than mothers in other communities, a new study shows. Breastfeeding provides well-documented health benefits to infants and their mothers. But African-American women are about 16 percent less likely to nurse their newborns than white women, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Obama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group

    08/30/2014 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    CNS Bews ^ | 08/29/2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections. Addressing Democratic donors at a fundraiser in Rhode Island and another in New York, Obama said Republicans had realized that blocking all progress led Americans to become cynical about government. Republicans consider that "a pretty good thing" because they don't believe in government to begin with, Obama said. "It doesn't have to be that way," Obama said during a barbecue in Purchase, New York. "There...
  • Calif. Law Calls For Textbooks To Teach Significance Of Obama's Election

    08/27/2014 7:17:25 AM PDT · by Drango · 44 replies
    NPR ^ | 8/27/14
    California history textbooks will now be asked to cover "the significance of President Barack Obama's election," under a law signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown. requires California's Instructional Quality Commission "to consider including, and recommending for adoption by the state board, instruction on the election of President Barack Obama and the significance of the United States electing its first African American President, as appropriate." The author, Democratic Assemblyman Chris Holden, said in a statement: "We want to make sure that future generations understand that the election of our nation's first African American president was a historic step in the...
  • Driving While Black in Ferguson

    08/19/2014 11:16:13 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    newsweek ^ | 8-14-2014 | Victoria Bekiempis
    “You go to all of these damn courts, and there’s no white people,” one defendant, slated to appear before a municipal court in St. Louis County, recently said. “In Dellwood, Ferguson, basically, in North County, if you’re black, they’re going to stop you,” the resident said according to a new report on policing in the area. For residents of Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding municipalities in St. Louis County, it’s not surprising that racial tensions have boiled over. In a town of 21,000, two-thirds of the residents are African-American, and many reports have highlighted a fraught relationship between Ferguson's residents and...
  • Art exhibit opens conversations about gun violence

    08/08/2014 5:19:50 PM PDT · by digger48 · 17 replies
    wthr ^ | Aug 08, 2014 | Steve Jefferson,
    INDIANAPOLIS - An eye-opening art exhibit on gun violence is about to open at the Central Library downtown. Artist James Pate and exhibit organizers expect the art to spark some serious conversations because of what it shows. "It just makes you think a little bit and sparks your thought process," said Chaz Holder. Holder is one of a group of Crispus Attucks High School students who got a first look at the provocative exhibit. The students' visit was also training for grown-ups who will serve as exhibit tour guides. "The hope is to engage the youth in the community in...
  • Were Hiroshima and Nagasaki Racist Acts?

    08/09/2014 1:11:12 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 108 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 5, 2011 | Palash Ghosh
    Saturday marks the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima – devastating acts that helped bring World War Two to a close. (Three days after Hiroshima, Nagasaki was similarly battered). The attacks – the only time nuclear weapons have ever been used in world history to date – killed tens of thousands of people and shocked the planet with the scale of their destruction. There has been much controversy over the decision to bomb Japan and some speculation that it might have been racially motivated (given that the U.S. military did not drop such weapons on European civilian targets)....
  • The Black Panel at Comic-Con: 'African American culture is American culture'

    07/28/2014 11:03:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Of the hundreds of panels available at Comic-Con, which drew to a close on Sunday, none are more respected than the long-running Black Panel, hosted by the comic book creator and Milestone Media co-founder Michael Davis. Unlike most of the other panels at Comic-Con, the Black Panel has nothing to sell, and features guests who also have nothing to promote. Instead, it is a discussion between audience and panel members about black culture, a way for prominent figures in African American entertainment to reach out to those who hope to emulate their paths to success. Davis started the panel in...
  • BREAKING: Kanye West Announces He’ll Leave The United States Because Of Racism

    07/28/2014 6:17:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 216 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | 28 Jul 2014
    Yep, the United States is so racist that Kanye West was able to become a multi-multi millionaire here. He probably does need to travel more to find out how little racism affects success in the United States compared to most of the rest of the world. This reminds me of when Johnny Depp said he and his family were moving to Paris, France because the United States was too violent. Then the reality of Muslim riots in Paris with many cars being burned each night set in. Remember that? Yeah, after a few years Depp moved back to the States....
  • Thad Cochran’s Debt to Mississippi

    06/25/2014 6:29:57 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 69 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 25, 2014 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    The prospect of electing an intemperate Tea Party candidate who was openly nostalgic for Confederate days was so repellent to many black voters in Mississippi that they did a remarkable thing on Tuesday, crossing party lines to help give the Republican Senate nomination to Thad Cochran, in office for 36 years. Now it’s time for Mr. Cochran to return the favor by supporting a stronger Voting Rights Act and actively working to reduce his party’s extreme antigovernment policies.
  • The Conspiracy to Whitewash Hip-Hop

    06/20/2014 1:09:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Root ^ | June 18 2014 | TRAVIS L. GOSA, PH.D
    Why Iggy Azalea’s music is so popular and problematic.hen asked about Forbes’ claim that hip-hop is run by a white, blond, Australian rapper named Iggy Azalea, incumbent queen bee Nicki Minaj laughed hysterically. The financial magazine may be qualified to calculate the $250 million valuation of Nicki’s Myx Fusions Moscato wine coolers, Nicki reasoned, but only the hip-hop community can bequeath the throne to Iggy. One week later, Iggy Azalea became the only artist since the 1964 Beatles to have her first two singles occupy the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the fourth female emcee to hit...
  • Scarcity of Resources Might Make People More Racist, Shows Cool Face-Morphing Study

    06/09/2014 6:45:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 9, 2014 | Jesse Singal
    Both common sense and a bunch of social-psychological literature suggest that when resources are scarce, folks tend to get more territorial and possessive, to stick with people whom they view as members of their in-groups more tightly than they usually would. An interesting new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences used face-morphing to show that white people, in one experiment at least, actually perceive black people differently when primed to think about situations in which resources are scarce. The study mostly revolved around getting a group of white respondents to react to a range of faces generated...
  • Wendy Davis: Republicans dislike ‘people who don’t look like them’

    06/09/2014 3:36:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2014 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis suggested that the Republican stance on immigration is a racist one, and that conservatives simply don’t like “people who don’t look like them.” “You need look no further than what happened in Arizona with their anti-immigration bill and the withdrawal of tourism and the impact to their economy as a consequence of what ideological thinkers did to that state,” the Democrat said at a Human Rights Campaign PAC fundraiser in Austin.
  • Maureen Dowd’s Weed Candy Experiment Personifies White Privilege

    06/04/2014 4:26:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jun 4, 2014 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    Maureen Dowd, author of “Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk”, speaks during a panel discussion during a luncheon at the Book Expo America convention, Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey) I never smoked marijuana before, and Maureen Dowd‘s haphazard experience with a weed-laced candy bar in her Denver hotel room certainly isn’t motivating me to book a plane ticket to what is soon to be dubbed the “Mile High State.” The New York Times columnist was in Colorado reporting on the state’s first months of legalized marijuana use when she decided to take what she later learned...
  • Addicted to Koch? New documentary traces influence of Koch brothers' money in GOP

    06/04/2014 10:51:59 AM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    Power Players ^ | June 4th, 2014 | By Rick Klein, Olivier Knox, Richard Coolidge, Jordyn Phelps and Alexandra Dukakis
    A new documentary makes the controversial case that a political cocktail of big corporate money and racially charged sentiments has helped fuel the rise of the tea party. And squarely behind that movement, the film argues, are the Koch brothers. Co-Directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin sat down with “Top Line” to discuss their film, “Citizen Koch,” and why they say the GOP’s deep-pocketed donors, the Koch brothers, are such figures in American politics today. “Money – $100 billion now,” Deal said in explaining the Kochs’ influence. “When we started out making this film, their net worth was about $68...
  • More whites believe in ghosts than racism

    05/06/2014 5:35:11 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 05-05-2014 | Adam Serwer
    Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said Sunday that white Americans so disregard the ongoing existence of racism that they’re more likely to believe in ghosts. “More whites believe in ghosts than believe in racism,” Abdul-Jabbar, a former center for the Los Angeles Lakers, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. ”That’s why we have shows like Ghostbusters and don’t have shows like Racistbuster. You know, it’s something that’s still part of our culture and people hold on to some of these ideas and practices just out of habit and saying that, well, that’s the way it always was. But things have...
  • Why Liberals Think Conservatives Are Racist

    05/03/2014 11:37:51 AM PDT · by mojito · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 5/2/2014 | Rachel Lu
    ....The Ballad of the Civil Rights Movement has long been liberals’ favorite bed-time story. Martin Luther King Day may be the only day of the year when they feel completely, unambiguously proud to be Americans. It’s hard to exaggerate how important this is to liberal political thinking. They are perpetually looking for new ways to recapture that high. Conservatives tend to miss this because we see the Civil Rights story as settled history. We’re all pleased to have sloughed off the bigotry of our ancestors. Of course we want people to be judged “by the content of their character” and...
  • The Mickey Rooney Role Nobody Wants to Talk Much About

    04/09/2014 3:52:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 60 replies
    blogs.wsj.com ^ | Apr 8, 2014 | Jeff Yang or Tao Jones
    At the age of 93, actor Mickey Rooney has passed away. As his many lengthy eulogies have made abundantly clear, his was a life of stratospheric highs and humiliating lows. He was one of the biggest stars in the world as a teen; he fell into bankruptcy and irrelevancy as an adult. He reinvented himself and rebounded. He crashed and burned. Few lives have had as many epic twists and turns, making his obituaries obsessively engrossing reading.
  • Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

    03/21/2014 7:15:01 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 63 replies
    www.wtop.com ^ | 3/21/14 | Jesse J Holland
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools -- even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department's civil rights arm. The suspensions -- and disparities -- begin at the earliest grades. Black children represent about 18 percent of children in preschool programs in schools, but they make up almost half of the preschoolers who are suspended more than once, the report said. Six percent of the nation's districts with preschools...
  • Four characteristics to beware of "The Internet Liberal

    03/19/2014 10:05:23 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    If tracking and describing internet wildlife like something out of National Geographic then liberals would probably be classified in the following way.
  • Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science (focusing on white diseases)

    03/16/2014 5:22:19 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 80 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 15, 2014 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    ... American science, long a source of national power and pride, is increasingly becoming a private enterprise. In Washington, budget cuts have left the nation’s research complex reeling. Labs are closing. Scientists are being laid off. Projects are being put on the shelf, especially in the risky, freewheeling realm of basic research. Yet from Silicon Valley to Wall Street, science philanthropy is hot, as many of the richest Americans seek to reinvent themselves as patrons of social progress through science research. ... Fundamentally at stake, the critics say, is the social contract that cultivates science for the common good. They...
  • Louisiana's Longest-Serving Death Row Prisoner Walks Free After 30 Years

    03/12/2014 6:27:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed March 12, 2014 | Dana Ford
    There are many ways to measure 30 years, but for Glenn Ford, the yardstick is simple. "My sons -- when I left -- was babies. Now they grown men with babies," he said, speaking as a free man for the first time in nearly three decades. Ford, Louisiana's longest-serving death row prisoner, walked free Tuesday after spending nearly 30 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. "My mind's going all kinds of directions, but it feels good," Ford, 64, told reporters outside the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, according to CNN affiliate WAFB.
  • REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN LABELS TEXAS AS 'DISCRIMINATORY'

    03/09/2014 11:22:07 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2014 | LOGAN CHURCHWELL
    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN--During a filibuster-style radio interview in Milwaukee Friday, senior Republican Congressman James Sensenbrenner (Wisconsin) charged that the State of Texas as a whole had a tendency to discriminate against minority voters and should be placed back under Holder Justice Department supervision thanks to his proposed legislation. After the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act—a policy that held a number of southern states like Texas and other jurisdictions structurally discriminatory toward minorities until proven otherwise—Rep. Sensenbrenner vowed to revive the law. When pressed to justify his desire to again empower the...
  • legislator says Republicans would force abortion if daughter ‘got pregnant by a black man’

    03/05/2014 3:56:15 PM PST · by gooblah · 34 replies
    NYdailynews ^ | March 4, 2014, 10:58 PM | Sasha Golstein
    An Alabama statehouse abortion debate Tuesday moved from the realm of reproductive rights to race when one Democratic representative said the state’s Republican lawmakers would make “their daughter have an abortion” if she were impregnated by a black man. The shocking comments from Rep. Alvin Holmes (D-Montgomery) came shortly after Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin (R-Indian Springs) compared her bill to restrict abortions to the landmark Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education, which ended in 1954 the legal segregation of public schools, The Birmingham News reported. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/pregnancy-black-man-force-abortion-alabama-pol-article-1.1711010#ixzz2v8TtOSmf
  • Apology called for after Greg Abbott's comment

    02/11/2014 12:50:38 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    KSAT12 ^ | 02/10/2014 | Author: Jessie Degollado
    Abbott: RGV corruption cases ‘resemble third world country’ SAN ANTONIO - Greg Abbott, the Republican frontrunner for governor, tweeted he’ll have a rebuttal to the uproar over his “Third World country” comment. Referring to his Democratic opponent Wendy Davis, Abbott said, “It will show how clueless she is.” In a tweet as well as a letter to the editor of the McAllen Monitor, Davis called on Abbott “to apologize for his offensive comments about South Texas." I join @monitornews in calling for Greg Abbott to apologize for his offensive comments about South Texas: http://t.co/dDt1KouSNW — Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) February 9,...
  • Poorly educated and lied to, Blacks at UCLA call correcting their grammar and punctuation racist

    02/11/2014 10:58:06 AM PST · by yoe · 42 replies
    The Coach Is Right ^ | February 10, 2014 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    It’s hard to figure out what to make of the people in this story. Should these people be laughed at or pitied? Recently a group of 25 self-described “Students of Color” held a sit-in to support poor English writing skills. They whined about the “racism” of being offered constructive criticism of their lack of grammar, spelling and punctuation abilities. As products of dysfunctional government schools, many if not all of them have little or no writing skill. Many of them don’t know they have no writing skills. They have been lied to and had their heads patted so often by...
  • Colin Powell: ‘Certain elements’ in Republican Party ‘demonize’ minorities, women

    02/07/2014 10:15:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell doubled down on comments last year describing a “dark vein of intolerance” in the Republican Party, attacking voter ID laws and claiming there are “certain elements in the party that seem to go out of their way to demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look like.” Powell made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell marking the beginning of Black History Month. “You said that there’s a dark vein of intolerance in your Republican Party,” Mitchell told Powell. “I will repeat that now,” he responded....
  • Macklemore a 9/11 Truther? Can We Trust Him Inspiring Kids' Worldviews?

    02/03/2014 9:49:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    mynorthwest ^ | January 29, 2014
    Taken from Tuesday's edition of The Jason Rantz Show on KIRO Radio. After some backlash following the Grammys, there were all these tweets being highlighted that Macklemore sent out years ago that might cast him in a bad light. One of those particular tweets was sent out on Sept. 18, 2009. He tweeted this: That is, according to Buzzfeed, a regurgitation of a lyric from a Mos Def song that says the same thing. But I ask, does this make him a 9/11 Truther? Is this someone who actually holds this belief system? We look at some of his music....
  • What Sarah Palin gets totally wrong about MLK Day and the 'race card' (Must've hit a nerve)

    01/21/2014 12:55:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Week ^ | January 21, 2014 | Peter Weber, senior editor
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) caused a small kerfuffle on Monday by requesting of President Obama, on her Facebook page: "Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card." Nobody seems quite sure what prompted the request, though USA Today and Talking Points Memo, among others, suggest it was a new Obama profile in The New Yorker, in which the president famously says that marijuana is no worse for people than cigarettes and alcohol. In the germane passage regarding race, Obama tells interviewer David...
  • Obama's Deranged New Yorker Interview

    01/20/2014 6:47:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    >BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Obama has an 18-page, if you read it on the Internet, interview/story with New Yorker Magazine. He said that Al-Qaeda is a JV unit. So the Al-Qaeda unit that did all the damage in Benghazi was the JV unit. Obama also said that he would not let his son, Trayvon Martin, play football -- while watching football, apparently. In an interview that runs the weekend of the NFL championship games, Obama said he would not let his son play the game. He doesn't have one, of course. But if he did, his son would have looked like...
  • Obama: Perhaps Racism Has Something to Do with My Ugly Approval Ratings? (Whines the Racist)

    01/20/2014 1:51:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    The president has a new theory as to why he’s not as popular as he once was:
  • Study: Racism May Accelerate Aging In African-American Men

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CBSDC) – Accelerated aging and a greater likelihood of suffering from an age-related illness at a younger age are two consequences being linked to African-American men who have experienced high-levels of racism throughout their lives. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that African-American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination, or who have internalized anti-black attitudes, have an increased risk of premature death and chronic disease than white people. Previous research has documented African-Americans’ shorter life expectancy and greater risk of chronic diseases, but this new study is the first to...
  • RNC issue a statement honoring Kwanzaa

    12/26/2013 10:00:45 AM PST · by Zakeet · 173 replies
    North Dallas Gazette ^ | December 26, 2013
    Yes, the Republican National Committee WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement commemorating Kwanzaa: “I want to extend my best wishes to all who are celebrating Kwanzaa,” said Chairman Priebus. “For families coming together to mark the occasion, I hope it is a joyous time of celebration with loved ones–and a time of meaningful reflection ahead of the New Year.” “From December 26 through January 1, many families will take time to celebrate African culture and history. Kwanzaa is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to honor the...
  • Arne Duncan: White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’

    11/17/2013 5:50:33 AM PST · by kristinn · 132 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, November 16, 2013 | Valerie Strauss
    (Update: Adding more on opposition to Core, where Duncan spoke) U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.” Yes, he really said that. But he has said similar things before. What, exactly, is he talking about? In his cheerleading for the controversial Common Core...
  • Tea party attitude toward Obama influenced by race, researchers say (Here we go again)

    11/01/2013 1:17:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Daily Hampshire Gazette ^ | October 31, 2013 | Lauren Loricchio
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Following the pledge of allegiance, a group of conservative Marylanders take their seats and listen to Delegate Neil Parrott, R-Washington County, who earnestly urges them to vote in the upcoming state elections. “One thing we know is that elections have consequences and what we’re seeing at a national level is that Barack Obama has a total different worldview than we do here in this room,” Parrott said before the group of nearly 60 attendees of a Hagerstown T.E.A. Party meeting. “He wants Obamacare - socialism. This is part of his new America,” Parrott said to the group,...
  • Durbin pulls Facebook post

    10/29/2013 7:06:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2913 | Mario Trujillo
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) removed a Facebook post Monday that alleged a House GOP leader told President Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you” at a private meeting. Durbin said he did not immediately take down the post after it was proven false last week because he wanted to leave it in the proper context. "If I'd have raced to take it off, [the media] would have done that story too: `Durbin races to take this off.' I wanted to put into context how I got into this situation," he told the Associated Press. After Durbin...
  • White House says it was behind Durbin ‘miscommunication’

    10/24/2013 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 24, 2013 | Russell Berman and Amie Parnes
    The White House on Thursday said it was behind a miscommunication that caused Senate Democrats to think a Republican lawmaker told President Obama at a private budget meeting, “I can’t even stand to look at you.” For a second day in a row, the White House said the incident did not happen, but Thursday it also apologized for the confusion and accepted blame. “While the quote attributed to a Republican lawmaker in the House GOP meeting with the president is not accurate, there was a miscommunication when the White House read out that meeting to Senate Democrats, and we regret...
  • What Isn't Racist? According to the Media, Nothing

    10/24/2013 9:05:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 10/24/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama's election was supposed to usher in an era of racial unity greater than any Americans had previously experienced. By making the historic move to place the first black president in the White House, Americans signified that they were ready to move beyond the racial conflicts of the past and move forward, arm-in-arm. At least that's what we were told. So much for that. In the last two weeks, MSNBC's Chris Matthews, official hot-air-trial balloon for the Obama administration's public relations strategy, has played the race card incessantly. First, he proclaimed that Republican New Jersey senatorial candidate Steve Lonegan...