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  • MSNBC host apologizes for jokes about Romney baby(yep, our Melissa Harris Perry)

    12/31/2013 10:10:53 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 30 replies
    AOL .com ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | AOL
    An MSNBC host is apologizing to Mitt Romney's family after she and guests on her show joked about a Christmas picture that showed the 2012 Republican presidential candidate's adopted, African-American grandson. Melissa Harris-Perry said Tuesday her intention was to celebrate diversity, but the segment took an unexpected and offensive turn. The photo shows infant Kieran Romney with his grandparents and their 21 other grandchildren, all of them white. One guest on her Sunday show, actress Pia Glenn, sang 'one of these things just isn't the same.' Comedian Dean Obeidallah, said it 'sums up the diversity of the Republican party.' Harris-Perry...
  • Woman claims dog that bit her daughter is racist

    02/27/2013 11:14:52 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 35 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 27 Feb 2013 | Mark Molloy
    A woman has complained that a dog that bit her daughter is racist. Pam Nkosi of Honeydew, north of Johannesburg, South Africa, said a bull terrier ran into her garden and bit her seven-year-old daughter while she played with other children. ‘I feel that the dog is racist,’ Ms Nkosi reportedly said. ‘The way it behaved. It shows that it was not familiar with other races.’ She claimed that the dog’s owner, named as Sean Norman, had not visited her after the incident nor offered to pay her daughter’s hospital bills. Animal welfare inspector Tarryn Smith could not comment on...
  • Geraldo At Large - Film Regarding Islam was Racist

    09/16/2012 11:41:20 PM PDT · by dila813 · 45 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Today | Fox News
    During Geraldo, a news report was stating that one of the women in the film in question said she didn't know that this film would turn out to be a outrageous racist film.
  • Artur Davis: Obama’s Hidden-Hand Politics [shameless and expedient]

    08/16/2012 9:30:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 16, 2012 | Artur Davis, served four terms in Congress representing Alabama’s 7th district
    There has always been a measured slickness in how Barack Obama’s political operation has handled race, the third rail in politics. They have taken the guards off the rail and made an old obstacle an instrument of fashion. And they have done so with an instinct for the genuine and legitimate guilt surrounding race in American life. As political maneuver, it is a thing of grace in some ways. At least until the thing turns shameless and expedient. Bill Clinton got the first dose of the treatment, when he protested that Obama’s credentials as an anti-war stalwart were “the biggest...
  • MSNBC POLITICS NATION 8/29/2011('GOP’s States Rights=segregation and slavery=removing rights')

    08/31/2011 8:59:26 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 11 replies
    lexisnexis MSNBC Transcript ^ | 8/29/2011 | SHARPTON and guests
    REV. AL SHARPTON, HOST: The real showdown in American politics. Do you believe in a national American government? Tonight, Rick Perry`s defense of states` rights, why it`s working and why progressives have to challenge it. clip Tonight`s lead, the real showdown in American politics. It`s easy to get lost in the day-to-day fights in Washington, but the truth is, there`s a showdown coming in this country, a showdown over the role of government. Should the federal government have the main role in America, or should states have sovereignty? It`s a debate that goes back to the founding of our nation,...
  • Student apologizes for noose in UC San Diego library (MINORITY STUDENT)

    03/02/2010 7:34:03 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 43 replies · 7,151+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/2/10 | Larry Gordon
    The campus paper publishes an anonymous letter by a minority student who calls the incident 'a mindless act and stupid mistake.' The UC San Diego student reportedly responsible for hanging a noose last week in a campus library issued a public, but anonymous, apology Monday and said she had no racist motivation. The noose's discovery set off protests at a school that is already tense from recent racially charged episodes and triggered condemnations from UC leaders and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a letter published Monday on the front page of the UC San Diego student newspaper, the Guardian, the student...
  • Scuzballs Plan Protest At McCain Durango CO Rally

    10/24/2008 4:55:50 PM PDT · by curth · 12 replies · 1,120+ views
    Daily Scum | 10/24/2008 | Curth
    I stumbled upon this crud a few minutes ago. Keep a barf bag handy. http://colorado.indymedia.org/node/1284
  • Rendell's subtle rascism

    02/12/2008 5:16:42 PM PST · by melstew · 28 replies · 157+ views
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Gov. Ed Rendell, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's most visible supporters, said some white Pennsylvanians are likely to vote against her rival Barack Obama because he is black.
  • Student Accused In Stabbing School Employees (Upset about lack of black history classes)

    02/03/2007 4:04:09 PM PST · by Rodney Kings Brain · 43 replies · 1,850+ views
    CBS4 News ^ | Feb. 2nd, 2007 | Carey Codd
    (CBS4) COCONUT CREEK Investigators say Kevin Mair, 25, of Plantation walked into his classroom Friday morning at Atlantic Technical Center in Coconut Creek using a cane and wearing the types of headphones used in a gun range. Surveillance tape was released by the police showing the suspect approaching one person and that person doubling over. They say he became agitated and displeased about the lack of black history courses being taught. (February is Black History Month.) The teacher asked Mair to leave and called for staff assistance. Broward school spokesman, Keith Bromery, said the student – who is an adult...
  • Employees find noose hanging at work

    01/05/2007 9:10:26 PM PST · by mfnorman · 217 replies · 3,934+ views
    CNN ^ | 01-05-07 | Allan Chernoff
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- James Jackson, a 26-year-old black employee of 180 Connect, was preparing for another day of installing cable, telephone and Internet service to residential customers of Cablevision in Nassau County, New York on December 7. When he walked to the fenced-off area to pick up equipment for the day's jobs he looked up and was shocked to see a vicious, racist symbol in his workplace. A noose was hanging in the fenced-off equipment area, visible to the dozens of installers, the majority of whom are black, but accessible only to his boss and an equipment manager, both...
  • Brothers hog-tie, burn puppy to death for fun

    09/11/2006 8:19:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 253 replies · 5,602+ views
    Seeking Felony Indictment for Puppy’s Torturous Death Target: Paul Howard, DA, Fulton County District Attorney Joshua Molder, age 17, and brother Justin have been accused of Aggravated Cruelty to an animal and two other charges, and are currently jailed without bond. This petition, however, is focused on the Aggravated Cruelty charge. ATLANTA -- Two Atlanta brothers are in custody at the Fulton County jail charged with the torture death of a five-month old puppy and trashing a local apartment complex. Seventeen-year old Joshua Molder and 18-year old Justin Molder are being held without bond. The Molder brothers stand accused of...
  • Report card gives NFL B+ for racial diversity

    08/17/2006 12:43:41 PM PDT · by slowhand520 · 34 replies · 845+ views
    Report card gives NFL B+ for racial diversityAssociated Press ORLANDO, Fla. -- The NFL's rule that at least one minority candidate be interviewed for each head coaching vacancy is the reason there are now a record seven black head coaches, six more than 16 years ago, the author of several sports diversity studies said Thursday. The University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport credited the league's "Rooney Rule," adopted in late 2002, for the improvement. "It's been really fast-tracked in a big-time way," study author Richard Lapchick said. "I've always felt the commissioner [Paul Tagliabue] had...
  • Marine who lost arm, leg in Iraq mugged outside Washington

    08/03/2006 11:06:05 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 363 replies · 10,318+ views
    AP ^ | August 3 2006
    It's another bit of bad luck for a Marine who lost an arm and a leg in Iraq. Lance Corporal Mark Beyers was mugged and robbed outside a restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland, last month. The Marine from western New York was dining out with his wife, Denise, while finishing up rehabilitation at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As they left the restaurant, five men approached them and asked for a cigarette. Denise Beyers tells The Buffalo News they gave the men a cigarette -- but the men grabbed her purse, kicked her and knocked the couple to the ground....
  • RACIST FIEND IS GUILTY IN MALL SLAYING (TARGETED WHITE LADY)

    07/12/2006 4:39:15 PM PDT · by Jameison · 30 replies · 1,055+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/12/2006 | JIM FITZGERALD,
    A black man who confessed to fatally knifing a White Plains woman because she was white was convicted yesterday of murder as a hate crime. A Westchester jury took just 4 1/2 - including 45 minutes spent re-watching his videotaped confession - to find Phillip Grant guilty of murder and possession of a weapon. "As long as she had blond hair and blue eyes, she had to die," Grant said on the video. Grant, 44, had admitted killing Concetta Russo-Carriero, 56, in the parking garage of the Galleria shopping mall, a block from the courthouse in downtown White Plains. He...
  • MISS HILLARY, 'PLANTATION QUEEN,' CANNOT DIS KING WITH IMPUNITY

    01/24/2006 5:39:27 AM PST · by Mia T · 37 replies · 1,852+ views
    Fox News via Free Republic | 01.24.06 | Mia T
    MISS HILLARY, 'PLANTATION QUEEN,' CANNOT DIS KING WITH IMPUNITY by Mia T, 01.24.06 (scoop by John Lenin, video capture by adamsjas ) "It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important."  Dr. Martin Luther King, JrTHE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT?clinton legacy of lynching update by Mia T, 7.23.05 GONE WITH THE WIND(miss hillary's 'plantation' blunder)by Mia T, 01.18.06     Transcript of Fox News' Cavuto on Business show with Meredith Whitney and Herman Cain, January 21, 2006 NEIL CAVUTO (host): All right, we're...
  • SHARPTON ON BUSH WIN: 'LETS GET OUT OF THE COUNTRY' (WOOOO HOOOO! I'LL HELP YOU!)

    11/04/2004 9:39:58 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 99 replies · 2,245+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 11/4/04
    Hours after the election returns showed that a Bush win was inevitable, Rev. Al Sharpton told a reporter for the Black Press USA Network: "Let’s all head to the airport and get out of the country." The remark was supposedly delivered in a facetious tone, but Sharpton said he had serious concerns about a second Bush term. I think we are in for some serious times. He will appoint judges to the Supreme Court that I think will try to erode some of the gains we made under the Civil Rights Movement and he clearly will have economic policies that...
  • Black activist ‘offended’ by apology

    03/03/2004 7:12:46 AM PST · by Modernman · 61 replies · 582+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | 02/29/04 | Rebecca Baker Erwin
    NORTH HAVEN — Social activist Jeffrey Johnson said Friday night he was "offended" that the principal of West Haven High School apologized for him after he gave a racially provocative speech to students during a Black History Month assembly last week. "I don’t need an apology," he told hundreds at the West Haven Black Coalition’s 18th annual scholarship and community awards dinner at Fantasia. "I am tired on every level imaginable of having to apologize for speaking out." Johnson, the keynote speaker, addressed the controversy his speech created at the school Thursday. Johnson’s remarks about racial injustice, particularly how black...
  • President hits race policy

    01/16/2003 8:10:57 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies · 286+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | January 16, 2003 | Joseph Curl and Stephen Dinan
    <p>In an announcement yesterday in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Mr. Bush said the Michigan admission policy amounts "to a quota system that unfairly rewards or penalizes prospective students, based solely on their race."</p> <p>The Supreme Court will review in March a lawsuit brought by three white students who say they were unconstitutionally kept out of the University of Michigan and its law school because it gave preferential treatment to minority applicants so that it could have a racially diverse student body.</p>
  • Gore visits black churches in central Florida to help McBride

    11/03/2002 2:36:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies · 658+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-3-02 | MIKE BRANOM
    EATONVILLE, Fla. - Former Vice President Al Gore on Sunday urged black voters "to walk through fire" to cast their ballots, testifying to his experience during the Florida recount of 2000. "If anybody ever tells you that one vote doesn't make a difference, ask them to come talk to me," said Gore, who two years ago lost the presidential election to George W. Bush in part because of the electoral debacle in Florida. That line, repeated at three Orlando-area black churches, was met every time with applause and cries of approval. Democrats have long regarded black voters as a crucial...
  • The New Shakedown

    04/05/2002 4:45:01 AM PST · by Nix 2 · 5 replies · 235+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2002 | Ward Connerly, Edward Blum
    <p>In a warm-up match for the forthcoming battle over slavery reparations, MetLife Inc., the nation's largest life insurance company, recently announced it will set aside a quarter-of-a-billion dollars to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by former black policyholders.</p> <p>Nearly 60 years ago, MetLife sold life insurance policies to blacks that were more expensive and provided fewer benefits than policies marketed to whites. For this past practice, MetLife shareholders, employees and policyholders will pay a steep price. In its defense, MetLife claimed the statute of limitations had run out for the plaintiffs. Furthermore, it argued, the company began phasing out race-based underwriting in 1948 and hadn't used race at all since the mid-60s. In any event, the company also claimed that selling these weekly-pay burial policies to low-income, inner-city customers made perfect sense because most had difficulty paying larger monthly premiums. Besides, the actuarial cost of insuring blacks — whose life expectancy was much shorter and incomes much lower — was dramatically greater than insuring middle-class whites.</p>