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  • The Business of Being Offended: The race-hustling industry exploits the “Redskins” issue.

    10/23/2013 7:12:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/23/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Bob Costas is one of the premier sportscasters and a very smart guy, so it was somewhat surprising to see him join the chorus of those decrying the fact that the owner of the Washington Redskins is resisting pressures to change the name of his football team. The argument is that American Indians are offended by the name, though there is no compelling evidence that most American Indians are worked up about it. Nor is there any evidence that anyone intended the name to be insulting, either this team or any number of other sports teams that have called themselves...
  • Asking Zimmerman to Stay in His Car is Like Asking Rosa Parks Why She Needed to Ride Up Front

    07/22/2013 10:14:41 AM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 79 replies
    Vanity | 7/22/2013 | RinaseaofDs
    Inspired by an FR solicitation for donations, actually. I listened to the interview of one of the jurors, who said Zimmerman was guilty of bad judgment. I scoffed at the time, but couldn't put words to it, and then I saw the FR ad. Was Rosa Parks guilty of bad judgment? Should she have just stood? At what point does an assertion of our right to be secure in our homes become an act of bad judgment? Should we hand over our wallets, car keys, and possibly our children, should someone of color demand them of us at the point...
  • When Does My Slavery End ?

    02/22/2013 7:49:28 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 20 replies
    Alan Levy, The Man, The Myth...The Slamdancer! | 02/22/12 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    Recently, the village idiot of CONgress, Dumbocrat Sheila Jackson Lee, took to the House floor and said this: *** "As yesterday was the official birthday of President Lincoln, February 12, and although it was a tragic time in our history, I can assure you that it shows the greatest promise of America when people could come together and do something great. I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together." http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2013/02/14/sheila-jackson-lee-congress-i-stand-here-freed-slave#ixzz2L1ZqHb7J *** Aside from the fact that this may very well be the most historically illiterate thing ever uttered (it's right up there with claiming that the...
  • Wikipedia editor responds to ‘Critical Race Theory’ edit war

    A Wikipedia article devoted to Critical Race Theory, a controversial legal theory crafted to respond to the alleged role of “white supremacy” in American law, was placed on a temporary editing lockdown over the weekend after bloggers determined that CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien had relied on Wikipedia’s introductory definition of the theory — verbatim — during on an-air debate. A second lock was placed on the article Monday to protect it from politically biased editors who adjusted it following O’Brien’s gaffe. The flurry began after Breitbart.com editor Joel Pollak made a guest appearance on O’Brien’s show to explain a video...
  • Revs. Sharpton and Jackson Downplay Tea Party ‘Racism’ Issue

    07/15/2010 9:36:55 AM PDT · by Justaham · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7-15-10 | Heather Hollingsworth
    The Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton sought Wednesday to steer attention away from an NAACP resolution condemning racism within the tea party movement, saying focus should remain on jobs and an upcoming march in Washington. Jackson deflected questions about the resolution at a news conference during the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Kansas City. "We will not be diverted or otherwise distracted by any other message except putting America back to work," Jackson said a day after convention delegates approved the resolution. "We want jobs and justice and peace." Sharpton was...
  • Children's rhyme leads to firing over alleged racial harassment

    06/30/2008 12:14:10 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 59 replies · 132+ views
    Daily News ^ | 6/29/08 | JOHN MARZULLI
    Eenie, meenie, minie, moe - Here's Donald Cross' tale of woe. The 65-year-old drug counselor was fired by a Long Island town this month after he recited a children's rhyme and offended an African-American co-worker. Cross said he was blindsided by the Town of Babylon's decision to can him for racially motivated harassment. He has filed a complaint with the state Division of Human Rights to win back the job he had held for 15 years. "I am astounded and dumbfounded that I received such an overreaction to such a seemingly innocuous question," Cross said in the complaint. Cross said...
  • Rodeo Rejects Mediation Request Over Minorities (Houston)

    05/27/2008 5:30:54 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 46 replies · 148+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/21/08 | Bill Murphy
    By BILL MURPHY Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Comments (304) Yahoo! Buzz The Houston rodeo has rejected a U.S. Justice Department offer to mediate disputes with minority groups who say it needs more minorities in high-ranking positions, doesn't give scholarships to noncitizens in the country legally and has stopped featuring Tejano performers on its main stages. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo does not believe mediation is needed because it promotes diversity and does not engage in discrimination, said chief operating officer Leroy Shafer. "At this point, we see no need to have a Justice Department mediator involved in this," he...
  • Noose, Waiter’s Comment Offends African-American Family

    05/15/2008 3:41:18 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 113 replies · 283+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | May 14, 2008 | Lane Lyon (Reporter)
    MORRISON, Colo. -- A Broomfield family said their Mother’s Day celebration was ruined Sunday by what they saw and heard at “The Fort” Restaurant in Morrison. “It was shocking,” Lonza Dennis told 7NEWS Wednesday. Dennis, 37, and her husband Patrick, 38, said they were snapping photos at the table when they noticed a decorative noose hanging on the wall behind them. Patrick Dennis said he was equally unsettled by the waiter’s response when they asked about it. “My wife said, ‘We noticed a noose hanging behind the table,’ and his immediate reply was, ‘This is where we sit people who...
  • Clintons Butter Up Sharpton For Endorsement [Former President Rallies Behind Activist....]

    04/19/2007 4:14:52 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies · 407+ views
    Clintons Butter Up Sharpton For Endorsement Former President Rallies Behind Activist At NAN Convention Marcia Kramer Reporting (CBS) NEW YORK Former President Bill Clinton was in New York City on Thursday, speaking at the National Action Network convention and rallying behind Rev. Al Sharpton. Though he was there to offer up his support and respect for Sharpton, his real motive was likely to help sway the outspoken civil rights leader toward an endorsement of his wife and presidential candidate, Sen. Hillary Clinton. With 10 months before the first primary election, a new Washington Post poll currently has Clinton leading her...
  • Gulf Coast Isn't the Only Thing Left in Tatters; Bush's Status With Blacks Takes Hit

    09/12/2005 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 83 replies · 2,354+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/12/05 | Elisabeth Bumiller
    From the political perspective of the White House, Hurricane Katrina destroyed more than an enormous swath of the Gulf Coast. The storm also appears to have damaged the carefully laid plans of Karl Rove, President Bush's political adviser, to make inroads among black voters and expand the reach of the Republican Party for decades to come. Many African-Americans across the country said they seethed as they watched the television pictures of the largely poor and black victims of Hurricane Katrina dying for food and water in the New Orleans Superdome and the convention center. A poll released last week by...
  • The Truth About The Confederate Battle Flag

    06/21/2005 2:42:35 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 238 replies · 6,576+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | 21 Jun 05 | Leon Puissegur
    The Truth About The Confederate Battle Flag Leon Puissegur The Confederate Battle Flag has been under the gun of groups that tend to lead people in the wrong way to its inception. These groups, which place forth, the ideas that the flag represents hate and slavery cannot produce a single document to support these ridiculous claims. In fact all the documents found show the contrary to be true. I must point out that the Confederate Battle Flag never flew as a State Flag since its sole purpose was to distinguish the two armies from each other. It has become...
  • More Hollywood Remakes Cast Minorities

    06/08/2005 11:10:24 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 38 replies · 1,198+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 8, 2005 | ERIN TEXEIRA
    NEW YORK - When Jackie Gleason was growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn in the 1930s, many of his neighbors resembled his family, Irish and working-class. Today, the residents remain mostly working-class, but almost all are black. Perhaps, then, it makes sense that a film remake of Gleason's classic TV comedy "The Honeymooners" would feature a mostly black cast, with Cedric the Entertainer as the new face of loudmouthed Ralph Kramden. The film, which opens in theaters Friday, reflects a growing trend in recent years called cross-casting — casting minorities in roles originally played by whites. Halle Berry...
  • Peabody Dorm is Gone With the Wind (PC/Race Hustlers Barf Alert)

    09/19/2002 12:46:56 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 27 replies · 256+ views
    Vanderbilt Hustler ^ | 9-19-02 | Wooten
    News Thursday September 19, 2002 Peobody dorm is gone with the wind LORI WOOTEN September 18, 2002 A campus debate that has lasted three years and that has invoked timeless racial tensions may soon end, as administrators finalize plans to rename Confederate Memorial Hall. In its new life, the Peabody dormitory will be called simply Memorial Hall. Vanderbilt's Student Government Association passed a resolution three years ago to change the name of the facility. The administration finally accepted the proposal in May. Confederate houses mostly sophomores, said Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Life Steve Caldwell. It has been a part...