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  • Reputed Klansman Gets Life Sentence

    08/24/2007 12:16:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 41 replies · 784+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8-24-07
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- James Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman, was sentenced Friday to three life terms in prison for his role in the 1964 abduction and murder of two black teenagers in southwest Mississippi. Seale, 72, was convicted in June on federal charges of kidnapping and conspiracy in the deaths of Charles Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee, two 19-year-olds who disappeared from Franklin County on May 2, 1964. The young men's bodies were found two months later in the Mississippi River. Seale showed no emotion as U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate read his sentence. Wingate told...
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: The Color of Crime

    08/23/2007 1:23:12 PM PDT · by Main Street · 16 replies · 1,075+ views ^ | August 21, 2007 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The execution-style murder of three African-American college students in Newark, N.J., forced to kneel and shot in the head – allegedly by an illegal alien from Peru who was out on bail for the serial rape of a 5-year-old – has the makings of a Willie Horton issue in 2008. Newark, like New York, is a “sanctuary city,” where cops are not to ask criminal suspects if they are in the country legally. Mitt Romney has been hammering Rudy Giuliani on the issue, trashing his tough-cop resume by painting the mayor as den mother of the Big Apple’s playpen...
  • Why We Are Unable To Distinguish Faces Of Other Races (And Sometimes Our Own)

    08/16/2007 3:17:20 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies · 1,888+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 8-16-2007 | Association Of Psychological Science
    Source: Association for Psychological Science Date: August 16, 2007 Why We Are Unable To Distinguish Faces Of Other Races (and Sometimes Our Own) Science Daily — There's a troubling psychological phenomenon that just about everyone has experienced but few will admit to; having difficulty distinguishing between people of different racial groups. This isn't merely a nod to the denigrating expression "they all look the same." Indeed, the "cross-race effect" is one of the most well replicated findings in psychological research and can lead to embarrassment, social castigation, or the disturbingly common occurrence of eye-witness misidentifications. Although a potentially charged experience,...
  • The Red State - Slave State Connection is All Too Real

    08/13/2007 10:27:22 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 292 replies · 3,978+ views ^ | 11-16-04 | Unknown
    Commentary: The Red State-Slave State Connection is all too Real Commentary: The Red State-Slave State Connection is all too Real Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 By: Last week while I was up at Harvard University meeting with black columnists from around the country, including several of my colleagues, Michael Dawson took me to school with his map that shows the overlap between Republican red states and the old Confederacy and slave-friendly territories. Dawson is a professor of government and Afro-American studies who specializes in the ways that race and politics intersect. I was sold. His map spoke to the...
  • In a Volatile City, a Stern Line on Race and Politics (Giuliani)

    07/21/2007 7:09:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 768+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 22, 2007 | MICHAEL POWELL
    Those were grim days for race relations in New York City, the early 1990s. There were nearly 2,000 murders each year, blacks and whites died in high-profile racial killings, and a riot held a divided Brooklyn neighborhood in thrall for three dangerous nights. On Jan. 9, 1994, another match landed in this tinderbox: a caller reported a burglary at a Harlem mosque. The police ran in, and Nation of Islam guards threw punches and broke an officer’s nose. The mosque’s minister, accompanied by the Rev. Al Sharpton, drove downtown to register their outrage with the police commissioner, a street theater...
  • The Mexica Movement

    06/13/2007 6:07:44 AM PDT · by radar101 · 58 replies · 1,617+ views
    Political Mavens ^ | 13 JUNE 2007 | Bridget Johnson
    Today in the Los Angeles Daily News I write about that which has no place in the immigration debate: the separatists. “…To say that this group does the pro-immigration movement absolutely no good is an understatement. Many Americans are wary of reconquista aims voiced over the years by groups such as MEChA. But the Mexica Movement - largely composed of young people, from what I’ve seen at events - minces no words about its aims, which are broader and accompanied by more disturbing rhetoric. ‘We are slaves of the parasitic genocidal Europeans,’ states the Mexica Movement’s philosophy, and another online...
  • Hospitals admit white kids with lesser emergencies

    06/04/2007 3:14:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies · 1,393+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 4, 2007 | SENA DESAI GOPAL
    Studies have shown that white children are hospitalized more often for medical emergencies than Hispanic or black children. Researchers from George Washington University School of Medicine assumed that the disparity was because the children of color were receiving less aggressive care. But in a new study, researchers found instead that all children were admitted equally when they had true emergencies, and the white children were over-admitted for conditions that could be readily treated at home. Using data available on 8,952 children at 13 pediatric emergency rooms across the country researchers compared observed and expected admission rates for different levels of...
  • Low caste Indians set to convert (to Buddhism).

    05/26/2007 8:24:03 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 21 replies · 1,153+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, May 25, 2007 | Zubair Ahmed
    The conversion is expected to be the largest in modern times Thousands of tribal and Dalit Hindus in India are to embrace the Buddhist faith at a huge gathering in Mumbai. The ceremony, which may be presided over by Tibet's exiled leader, the Dalai Lama, is billed as the largest religious conversion in modern India. The converts hope to escape the rigid caste system in which their status is the lowest. Right-wing Hindus have often opposed conversion, pushing some Indian states to restrict legal changes of faith. The organisers say the number of people to convert in Sunday's ceremony...
  • 'Stealth racism' stalks deep South (What a load of trash).

    05/24/2007 11:05:41 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 30 replies · 1,346+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Tom Mangold
    Jesse Rae Beard is one of the 'Jena Six' students on trial This World investigates the rise of discrimination in America's deep south as six black youths are charged with an alleged attack on a white student, which could see them jailed for up to 50 years. Three rope nooses hanging from a tree in the courtyard of a school in a small Southern town in Louisiana have sparked fears of a new kind of "stealth" racism spreading through America's deep south. Although this sinister episode happened last August, the repercussions have been extensive and today the town of...
  • Uttar Pradesh low caste landslide

    05/12/2007 2:14:06 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 11 replies · 697+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, May 11, 2007
    BSP supporters see their party set for government Enlarge Image India's low-caste Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has swept to a historic victory in assembly elections in the key northern state of Uttar Pradesh.With all but a handful of results declared, the BSP had won 202 of the 403 seats to allow it to form its own government, Indian media reports said. It is the first time since 1991 that any party in the state has done so. Uttar Pradesh is India's most populous state and has long been its most politically influential. I thank people of all castes and...
  • Racial preferences in the dating world

    05/11/2007 9:18:14 PM PDT · by teldon30 · 308 replies · 11,480+ views ^ | May 11, 2007 | Steve Penner
    One of the more delicate areas I dealt with while running a dating service for more than two decades was the issue of race, and more specifically racial stereotyping by prospective members. Stereotyping in itself is a volatile issue, and at some point during intake interviews, I often repeated the phrase “While there is some truth to all stereotypes, there are certainly many exceptions to every single one.” However, when one is dealing with a sample of more than 20,000 single, divorced, and widowed men and women, I feel confident and comfortable making certain statements in a column titled The...
  • Low castes lead in Uttar Pradesh (Indian state).

    05/11/2007 6:05:06 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 14 replies · 505+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, May 11, 2007
    BSP supporters see their party set for government Enlarge Image The low-caste Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is heading for victory in assembly elections in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, early trends suggest.Outgoing chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has admitted defeat to his rival, BSP leader Mayawati, and has said he will resign when results are confirmed. Trends show his party trailing with a possible clear majority for the BSP. Uttar Pradesh is India's most populous state and has long been its most politically influential. But with caste and religion becoming the dominant factors in state politics in...
  • Stolen: The story of a Polish child 'Germanized' by the Nazis

    05/09/2007 12:45:46 PM PDT · by lizol · 39 replies · 1,285+ views
    Star News Online ^ | May 08. 2007 | Melissa Eddy
    Stolen: The story of a Polish child 'Germanized' by the Nazis If they met racial guidelines, they were taken; one girl got back home By Melissa Eddy, Associated Press Poznan, Poland | On a sunny April morning in 1944, 6-year-old Alodia Witaszek was combed and scrubbed, sitting in the children's home that had primed her for membership in Hitler's master race. Over the past year she had been snatched from her family, gone hungry in a concentration camp and been beaten for speaking her native Polish. Now she had a German name, "Alice Wittke," and a new - German -...
  • Puerto Rican Limbo

    04/22/2007 9:30:59 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies · 808+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 23, 2007 | DICK THORNBURGH
    Puerto Rico's undefined political status is a serious national policy issue involving civil rights and democracy for four million U.S. citizens. Puerto Ricans were granted citizenship 90 years ago, Congress has not adopted a policy to legally determine the island's permanent status. This is a major deviation from the traditional procedure for clear and orderly transition of territories to full democracy through statehood or separate nationhood. As a result, a population of American citizens in Puerto Rico that is larger than that of 25 states endures an indefinite state of political limbo. This week Congress will hold a hearing on...
  • German army in 'racist video' row

    04/15/2007 11:29:22 PM PDT · by fishhound · 16 replies · 1,026+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 14 April 2007 | na
    A video aired on German TV has shown an army recruit on firing practice being ordered to pretend he was in New York's Bronx facing hostile African Americans. In the grainy 90-second video, the instructor tells the soldier to swear as he fires his gun. US civil rights leader, Al Sharpton, said it was outrageous to depict blacks as "target practice". New York officials say they are saddened and frustrated that the Bronx district is depicted so negatively. "Clearly these folks don't know anything about African-Americans or the Bronx," said Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrion Jnr, who recently returned from...
  • Indiana Apologizes for Role in Eugenics

    04/13/2007 2:18:02 AM PDT · by bd476 · 13 replies · 830+ views
    Associated Press and ABC News ^ | April 13, 2007 | By KEN KUSMER
    Indiana Apologizes for Role in Eugenics Indiana's Health Commissioner Apologizes for State's Role in Developing Eugenics By KEN KUSMER The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS April 13, 2007 (AP)— - Indiana sought to atone for its role in pioneering the state-authorized sterilization of "imbeciles," paupers and others it deemed undesirable, expressing regret for passing the first such law 100 years ago. Health Commissioner Dr. Judith Monroe said Thursday at a symposium at the Indiana State Library that Indiana needed to acknowledge and learn from its role in developing eugenics. "It is one that we do regret but we should not forget,"...
  • Talk-Radio Host Don Imus Apologizes for On-Air Racial Slurs (incomplete title)

    04/06/2007 3:04:44 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 26 replies · 1,916+ views
    FOX news online ^ | April 06, 2007
    NEW YORK — Syndicated talk-radio personality Don Imus apologized Friday for calling members of the Rutgers University women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos" during a segment yesterday in his "Imus in the Morning" show. Imus and his producer and on-air sidekick, Bernard McGuirk, went on to further attack the black members of the team, calling them "jigaboos and wannabees." In his apology, Imus called his comments "insensitive and ill-conceived." "It was completely inappropriate, and we can understand why people were offended," he told listeners at the opening of his broadcast Friday morning. He further called the comments "thoughtless and stupid" and...
  • 'Song of the South' pits art vs. cultural sensitivity

    03/31/2007 7:54:50 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 18 replies · 602+ views
    Post and Courier ^ | 3/31/2007 | RON MENCHACA
    'Song of the South' pits art vs. cultural sensitivity BY RON MENCHACA The Post and Courier Talk of a possible re-release of the 1946 Walt Disney film 'Song of the South,' which is criticized for its plantation-era depictions of blacks as the happy servants of wealthy whites, already is sparking a debate. The film was reshown in theaters as recently as 1986, but it never was released on video in the United States. Its cultural and cinematic significance have been the subject of scholarly debate for decades, and bootlegged copies of the film are popular on the black...
  • Black church defaced; four windows broken

    04/01/2007 2:48:49 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 25 replies · 607+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | 01 Apr 07 | CATHY DYSON
    Black church in Stafford County vandalized and spray-painted with racial slurs By CATHY DYSON A cable installer had come to Union Bell Baptist Church yesterday morning to hook up wireless computer service, when he and a church deacon noticed the vandalism. Someone had spray-painted the F- and N-words on doors and parking signs at the black church in southern Stafford County. "We've come so far in terms of technology, and then you look at stuff like this and you realize our culture hasn't progressed that much," said Darak Hollis, a field representative for Cox Communications. "It's sad, especially in a...
  • Legendary black pilots saluted

    03/30/2007 12:37:20 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 34 replies · 422+ views
    BBC ^ | March 29, 2007
    It is not often that servicemen have to fight a double war - one on the home front and one overseas. Training at the Tuskegee Airfield in Alabama was segregated But this is exactly what America's legendary Tuskegee Airmen did, more than 60 years ago. While they were fighting the Nazis abroad, they were battling racism at home. Their double victory has been honoured by Congress, which has presented the survivors of America's first black air squadron with the Congressional Gold Medal. The medal, which is the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress, can also be awarded to military...
  • Going back to [his] Roots (TV "Roots" sort of long).

    03/24/2007 1:10:58 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 67 replies · 1,411+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, March 24, 2007
    It's 30 years since the TV drama Roots first screened. The show had a profound impact on black people in the US and UK, recalls Kwame Kwei-Armah, right, who spoke to others about their memories of the programme.Thirty years ago I was an 11-year-old growing up in West London. One evening I sat down with my family to watch a new television programme called Roots. It was a moment that changed my life. By the end of the series I had told my mother that I would one day trace my heritage back to Africa and reclaim an ancestral...
  • Keeping it under their hats (Christians' role in the abolition of slavery).

    03/22/2007 3:52:35 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 4 replies · 421+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, March 23, 2007 | Stephen Tomkins
    Quakers started the British campaign against the slave trade and invented modern campaigning, championing the petition and the consumer boycott, and mastering the use of images and logos. Not that they like to shout about it. It is perhaps the defining image of the battle to end the slave trade. Not a picture of a shackled slave, or some gruesome punishment, but a cross-section of a ship. It is a ship packed so full that the mind boggles at the sheer logistics of inhumanity. The engraving of the Brookes, fully-loaded, slave ship The use of the engraving of the...
  • Racism fades, but not religion - These days, Southern churches embrace God and other races

    03/21/2007 3:49:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 829+ views
    For a taste of the old South, you can attend a Civil War battle re-enactment. Or you can visit Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. This fundamentalist school - catchphrase: "Brains are no substitute for God" - forbade interracial dating among its students until 2000. The place is easy to mock, and people often do. The Bob Jones rulebook bans all the things that other students think make college fun: booze, cigarettes, fornication. Mark Lopez, one of the 4,200 smartly dressed and unfailingly polite students at Bob Jones, says he applied there because he wanted to study "conservative Christian music":...
  • No return for Sudan's forgotten slaves (South Sudan).

    03/18/2007 11:55:38 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 7 replies · 537+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, March 19, 2007
    Akech Arol Deng has not seen his wife and son since they were seized by Arab militias from their home in south Sudan 19 years ago. His son, Deng, was just three years old at the time but Mr Arol is sure they are still alive, being used as slaves in the north. "I miss them so much. I really hope that one day they come back," Mr Arol told the BBC News website mournfully in his home of Malualbai, just a few hours' on horseback from the Bahr el-Arab river which divides Muslim northern Sudan from the Christian...
  • Infamous Dred Scott slavery case decision took place 150 years ago this week

    03/08/2007 9:07:26 AM PST · by lunarbicep · 892 replies · 6,522+ views ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2007 | BRYAN F. Le BEAU
    The framers of the United States Constitution believed that people of African descent “had no rights which the white man was bound to respect,” and that “the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit…. [to be] bought and sold and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever profit could be made by it.” With reference to the words “all men are created equal” in the Declaration of Independence: “It is too clear for dispute that the enslaved African race was not intended to be included, and formed no part of the people...
  • Beating of white teen becomes 'community issue' in Rifle

    03/08/2007 7:57:08 AM PST · by rellimpank · 69 replies · 4,300+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 08 Mar 07 | Ellen Miller
    The beating of a white 14-year- old Rifle High School girl, allegedly by several female Hispanic students, is the latest indication of rising ethnic tensions in this fast-changing community, school officials said Wednesday. The friction in this working- class town, which is becoming increasingly Hispanic, has drawn interest from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and Garfield County School District Re-2 has asked for help from the Colorado Mediation Coalition, Superintendent Gary Pack said.
  • Cherokees eject slave descendants

    03/04/2007 5:53:01 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 126 replies · 2,988+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, March 4, 2007
    Descendancy stems from the 19th Century Dawes Commission lists Members of the Cherokee Nation of native Americans have voted to revoke tribal citizenship for descendants of black slaves the Cherokees once owned.A total of 76.6% voted to amend the tribal constitution to limit citizenship to "blood" tribe members. Supporters said only the Cherokees had the right to determine tribal members. Opponents said the amendment was racist and aimed at preventing those with African-American heritage from gaining tribal revenue and government funding. The Cherokee Nation has 250,000 to 270,000 members, second only to the Navajo. 'Right to vote' The list...
  • The town branded too white and too British

    02/28/2007 7:07:26 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 54 replies · 1,602+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 28th February 2007
    A town is being stripped of scores of public sector jobs because its residents are "too white and British". The Prison Service is relocating the posts to a nearby city where there are more ethnic minorities. The incredible decision, which could lead to an investigation by the Commission for Racial Equality, was disclosed yesterday in a leaked official letter. It is the first known case of its kind, but MPs warned similar moves could secretly be taking place across the country as civil servants are under enormous pressure from ministers to boost the number of ethnic minorities working in the...
  • Iraq's minorities 'face violence'

    02/26/2007 12:00:09 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 5 replies · 313+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, February 28, 2007 | Jane Peel
    Iraq's minorities include Muslims, Christians and Jews Religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq are facing unprecedented levels of violence, according to a study by a human rights organisation.The plight of minorities is being ignored amid the constant news of carnage in Iraq, Minority Rights Group International says. Its report claims that some groups risk being eradicated from their homeland. Iraqi minority members have been abducted, tortured or killed, or forced to assimilate. The study says some communities - many of whom have lived in Iraq for more than 2,000 years - are suffering terrible violence as a result of...
  • Virginia 'sorry' for slavery role

    02/25/2007 10:15:00 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 82 replies · 1,214+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, February 25, 2007
    Virginia's General Assembly has adopted a resolution, expressing "profound regret" for the role the US state played in slavery. The resolution was passed by a 96-0 vote in the House and also unanimously backed in the 40-member Senate. Although non-binding, the resolution sent an important symbolic message, its sponsors said. Lawmakers also expressed regret for "the exploitation of Native Americans" in Virginia. Saturday's resolution was passed as the state was preparing to mark the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, where the first Africans arrived in 1619. It said that government-sanctioned slavery "ranks as the most horrendous of all depredations of...
  • Minutemen Go Inside Latino Immigration Meeting-Racism Espoused, Calls for Violence Against "Whites"

    02/16/2007 8:13:17 AM PST · by ckilmer · 31 replies · 1,772+ views
    minutemanproject ^ | 2/16/2007 | Linda Muller
    Minutemen Go Inside Latino Immigration Meeting - Racism Espoused, Calls for Violence Against "Whites"by Linda Muller - Minuteman Project - There are many radical Latino groups calling for the violent overthrow of their "white" oppressors and the return of the American west to the mythical Aztlan from which they believe their land was stolen. Many Americans do not believe these fringe groups have any power and influence, so they dismiss them as harmless. Yet these groups continually draw U.S. Congressmen and staff members to their meetings. Corporate benefactors and foundations contribute funds and other means of support that enable...
  • China's changing skin colour

    02/13/2007 5:15:43 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 27 replies · 2,796+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, February 13, 2007 | Quentin Sommerville
    Western-style fashions are big business in China A visit to any chemist in China gives an insight into Chinese attitudes to beauty. The brightly-lit aisles are full of the big-named brands which dominate the world's beauty market, but the products here are different from those in the West. The shelves are loaded with creams and lotions which whiten the skin. "Making skin look paler is very deeply rooted in Chinese tradition," said Jan Hodok, marketing manager for the skincare company Nivea in China. "Traditionally, the first objective of a woman is to have pale white skin because whitening can...
  • Anglo students in classroom drop 6 percent (Texas Schools)

    02/13/2007 5:01:47 AM PST · by devane617 · 26 replies · 607+ views
    Ft Worth Star Telegram ^ | 02/11/2007 | KATHERINE CROMER BROCK
    The number of Texas public school students in all ethnic groups increased over the past decade -- except for Anglo students, whose numbers dropped by 6 percent, according to a state report. In the 2005-06 school year, more than 4.5 million students enrolled in Texas public schools, a 19 percent increase in the past decade, according to Enrollment in Texas Public Schools 2005-06, a report released Monday by the Texas Education Agency. Hispanic students made up the largest increase. Students classified as being economically disadvantaged also increased, according to the report, which analyzed enrollment trends statewide. "The projected changes in...
  • KKK growing in strength, ADL reports [Sheet Happens]

    02/06/2007 8:33:11 AM PST · by Alouette · 167 replies · 3,414+ views
    YNet ^ | Feb. 6, 2007
    Ku Klux Klan experiences ‘surprising and troubling resurgence’ in US during the past year due to exploitation of hot issues such as immigration, gay marriage, urban crime, according to report Ynetnews Published: 02.06.07, 12:37 The Ku Klux Klan has experienced "a surprising and troubling resurgence" in the United States during the past year, an Anti-Defamation League report revealed Tuesday. According to the report, the white supremacy group has successfully exploited issues such as immigration, gay marriage and urban crime to draw in new members and accelerate activity. The ADL monitors the activities of hate groups and reports developments to policy...
  • Racism appears where admiration should reside

    02/03/2007 11:42:21 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 48 replies · 988+ views
    Daily Oklahoman - Electronic edition ^ | 2/3/07 | Carrie Coppernoll
    Watching the NFL playoff games, I heard the announcer discussing the possibility of the first black coach going to the Super Bowl. A black coach has never made it to the Super Bowl. Really? I was surprised. Surely someone had done that, I thought, but no, no one had. Race will always matter whether we want it to or not. Milestones like this will be noticed less and less, though, as we become a more accepting place for people of all colors. I asked NewsOK users if it is significant that two black coaches - Lovie Smith of the Bears...
  • Party expels 'racist' Socialist (European on African racism).

    01/28/2007 3:52:51 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 3 replies · 359+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, January 28, 2007
    Freche supports Segolene Royal's run for president The French Socialist Party has voted to expel a senior member for saying there are too many black players in the national football team. A panel decided remarks by Georges Freche, head of Languedoc-Roussillon south-east regional government, were incompatible with Socialist values. After a public outcry Mr Freche, 68, had offered to withdraw from the party. The party's presidential candidate, Segolene Royal, publicly rejected his comments and called for his expulsion. Mr Freche has indicated he has no intention of quitting his posts. On Thursday, a court fined Mr Freche 15,000 euros...
  • Texas Mayor Proposes Ordinance to Ban the N-Word

    01/24/2007 7:59:11 AM PST · by edcoil · 54 replies · 1,171+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2007 | By Sara Bonisteel
    Mayor Ken Corley of Brazoria, Texas, has proposed a city ordinance that would make using the word in an offensive fashion a crime equal to disturbing the peace and punishable by a fine of up to $500. The 62-year-old mayor, who is a self-described "middle-class white boy," came up with the idea after watching Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton discuss banning the word on TV after "Seinfeld" comedian Michael Richards used the word in an act last November.
  • Yorkshire clan linked to Africa

    01/24/2007 3:19:12 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 10 replies · 736+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, January 24, 2007
    People of African origin have lived in Britain for centuries, according to genetic evidence. A Leicester University study found that seven men with a rare Yorkshire surname carry a genetic signature previously found only in people of African origin. The men seem to have shared a common ancestor in the 18th Century, but the African DNA lineage they carry may have reached Britain centuries earlier. The connection was found to date back many generations Details of the study appear in the European Journal of Human Genetics. The scientists declined to disclose the men's surname in order to protect their...
  • Guess Who Is Hiring Americans Who Happen To Be White?

    12/20/2006 4:47:53 PM PST · by primeval patriot · 68 replies · 2,576+ views
    Nebraska State ^ | 20 DEC 06 | ED HOWARD
    Some of the jobs Americans purportedly "won't do" have apparently been getting more popular among white people who are doing them these days - but for better money than the illegal immigrants they replaced. Does this mean Lou Dobbs might be right? Or does it prove, as his critics have so often argued, that Dobbs is into anti-capitalist witchcraft, and should be burned at a non-union stake in Salem? Union officials say Swift & Co. meatpacking plants have been hiring more Caucasians since the feds raided plants last week, looking for workers who were in the country illegally. Up to...
  • A New Picture Of Ancient Ethnic Diversity (Egypt)

    12/08/2006 5:21:36 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 1,670+ views
    The State ^ | 12-8-2006 | Tom Avril
    Posted on Fri, Dec. 08, 2006A new picture of ancient ethnic diversity By Tom Avril The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) PHILADELPHIA - Scholars have long believed that ancient Egypt was a genetic stew of ethnicity, as the fabled kingdom was both a center of international trade and often the victim of foreign invasions. Now, new evidence suggests that may have been true even in the upper echelons of society, according to researchers who have used a blend of art and science to re-create what the ancients looked like in real life. They have used CAT scans to model the skulls of...
  • Hey, Rosie O'Donnell: Did you teach your kids to speak "ching chong," too?

    12/08/2006 2:06:51 PM PST · by the anti-liberal · 62 replies · 2,596+ views ^ | December 08, 2006 03:39 PM | Michelle Malkin
    Hey, Rosie O'Donnell: Did you teachyour kids to speak "ching chong," too? By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 08, 2006 03:39 PM Typical Hollywood liberal: She's the first and loudest to accuse others of bigotry--pausing only to take a breath before practicing it herself. Click to watch the video of Rosie O'Donnell on The View the other day mimicking an imagined Chinese newscast of Danny DeVito's recent drunken appearance on the show: Transcript: O'Donnell: The fact is that it's news all over the world. You can imagine in China, it's like, "Ching chong ching ching ching chong Danny DeVito ching ching...
  • Are most white Americans racist?

    12/04/2006 8:14:15 AM PST · by Patriot28 · 182 replies · 3,857+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 12/4/06 | Linda Shrieves
    When comedian Michael Richards unleashed a verbal rant at two African-American hecklers in a comedy club recently, he unwittingly sparked a national discussion. Was Richards, known to many Americans as Seinfeld's quirky Cosmo Kramer, a racist? Did he explode in a fit of stage rage? Or was he telling the truth when he apologized and said he couldn't believe what had come out of his own mouth? In a country that has shied away from examining racism, Richards' rant and Mel Gibson's drunken, anti-Semitic tirade have led many to wonder: Could there be an inner racist in all of us?...
  • Residents use pig races to deter building of mosque

    11/29/2006 9:14:45 PM PST · by jdm · 134 replies · 6,506+ views
    KTRK ^ | Nov 29, 2006 | Ted Oberg
    (11/29/06 - KTRK/KATY, TX) - There's an awful lot of exciting news when you round the corner on Baker Road. One of two big yellow signs announces a new neighbor is coming soon. K.I.A., that's the Katy Islamic Association, plan to build a mosque here. "It's not an appropriate place to have a mosque or church," said resident Barbara Simpson. It isn't going over real well. "As a house of worship, they shouldn't be disturbing the peace and tranquility of 15 homes," said resident John Wetmore. Neighbors tell us they're concerned about traffic and drainage and a little fear of...
  • DJ 8 US House Races Still Uncalled; Vote Officials Drag Feet

    11/10/2006 9:10:23 AM PST · by spacejunkie · 8 replies · 883+ views
    Dow Jones News Services ^ | 11/10/06 | Dow Jones News Services
    DJ 8 US House Races Still Uncalled; Vote Officials Drag Feet 11/10/2006 Dow Jones News Services (Copyright ? 2006 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.) WASHINGTON (AP)--Eight House races remain without winners after Tuesday's election, and some state officials aren't rushing to end the disputes. Rep. Deborah Pryce, a member of the House Republican leadership, is ahead in her central Ohio race by 3,536 votes. In the Columbus, Ohio-area, elections officials are delaying the count of more than 9,000 provisional ballots by one day so it doesn't disrupt the much-vaulted Ohio State-Michigan football game on Nov. 18. Elections officials in that...
  • Skulls Of Various Races Discovered At Ancient Cemetery Near Semnan (Iran)

    11/07/2006 3:17:43 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 1,034+ views
    Mehr News ^ | 11-7-2006
    Skulls of various races discovered at ancient cemetery near Semnan TEHRAN, Nov. 7 (MNA) -- A team of Iranian archaeologists working at the Gandab ancient cemetery near the city of Semnan have unearthed skulls of various shapes during the third phase of excavations, which is currently underway at the site. The team discovered dolichocephalic (long skulls), mesocephalic (medium skulls), and brachycephalic (short-headed or broad skulls). “Humans are classified based on the shapes of their skulls, which determine the race of the ethnic groups living in a certain region. We discovered humans with long skulls, medium skulls, and short-headed (skulls), which...
  • Senate Poll Anaylsis (RCP) - Is The GOP In More Trouble Than We Believe?

    09/25/2006 2:59:06 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 97 replies · 3,033+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9-25-2006 | TitansAFC
    Today's Realclearpolitics tracking polls averages on the key 2006 Senate races: Arizona: Jon Kyl (R) vs. Jim Pederson (D) ---Kyl +9.5% Rasmussen 09/18 - 09/18 500 LV 50% 39% Kyl +11% SurveyUSA 09/16 - 09/18 472 LV 48% 43% Kyl +5% Ariz. State 08/24 - 08/29 846 RV 46% 36% Kyl +10% SurveyUSA 07/14 - 07/16 531 RV 52% 40% Kyl +12% Connecticut: Lieberman (I) vs. Lamont (D) ---Lieberman +7.2% American Res. Group 09/15 - 09/19 600 LV 47% 45% Lieberman +2% Rasmussen 09/13 - 09/14 550 LV 45% 43% Lieberman +2% SurveyUSA 09/09 - 09/11 572 LV 51% 38%...
  • Horses given Viagra to make them go faster at illegal races

    02/28/2006 2:26:01 PM PST · by highimpact · 37 replies · 691+ views
    The Guardian ^ | February 28, 2006 | Barbara McMahon
    Two vets and a pharmacist were among 24 people arrested by police in Naples yesterday over claims that they fed Viagra to horses running in illegal races to make them go faster. The arrests were part of a wider investigation into clandestine racing and betting in southern Italy. Police said horseowners and jockeys had also been arrested during the latest raids. Prosecutors in Naples have been trying to stamp out illegal horse racing, which takes place on public racecourses after hours and attracts hundreds of gamblers. Stolen horses are often used. Some are fed powdered Viagra or other stimulants to...
  • Scientists Find Gene That Controls Type of Earwax in People

    01/30/2006 3:02:26 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 66 replies · 1,922+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 30, 2006 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Earwax may not play a prominent part in human history but at least a small role for it has now been found by a team of Japanese researchers. Earwax comes in two types, wet and dry. The wet form predominates in Africa and Europe, where 97 percent or more of people have it, and the dry form among East Asians. The populations of South and Central Asia are roughly half and half. By comparing the DNA of Japanese with each type, the researchers were able to identify the gene that controls which type a person has, they report in today's...
  • Iran Races To Defend Nuclear Facilities

    01/24/2006 5:48:30 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 1,094+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-25-2006 | Thomas Harding - Anton La Guardia
    Iran races to defend nuclear facilities By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent and Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 25/01/2006) Iran is racing to dig a network of tunnels and upgrade its air defences to protect its nuclear facilities from possible attacks by America or Israel, it was reported yesterday. Israel this week issued thinly-veiled warnings that it has drawn up plans for pre-emptive strikes against Iran. The United States insists it will not take the military option "off the table". Seeking to avoid a repeat of Israel's 1981 air raid on Osiraq, Saddam Hussein's nuclear reactor, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah...
  • Few Democrats willing to stand up for statewide races (Texas Chicken Cut & Run backlash?)

    12/08/2005 5:11:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 670+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 12/04/05 | Jason Embry, W. Gardner Selby
    Few Democrats willing to stand up for statewide races By Jason Embry By W. Gardner Selby AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Sunday, December 04, 2005 On the eve of an election year when the governorship, a U.S. Senate seat and other statewide posts are on the ballot, the Texas Democratic Party last week was urging visitors to its Web site to get behind four hopefuls — including the mother of NFL quarterback Drew Brees — running for the Austin-based 3rd Court of Appeals. Activists insist that their focus on races such as the 24-county judicial contest is not a sign that the party...