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  • POLL - Is Obama exploiting racial tensions for political benefit?

    09/21/2008 7:07:51 PM PDT · by tips up · 55 replies · 151+ views
    AOL ^ | 9/21/08 | AOL
    Poll to Freep. From AOL. http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2008/09/21/hot-seat-obama-and-race/
  • Bridgette Bardot Fined For Inciting Racial Hatred (Muslims)

    06/03/2008 6:25:13 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 833+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-3-2008 | Peter Allen
    Brigitte Bardot fined for inciting racial hatred By Peter Allen in Paris Last Updated: 9:43PM BST 03/06/2008 Legendary sex symbol Brigitte Bardot has been fined £12,000 for inciting racial hatred against Muslims. Animal rights campaigner Bardot argued that Muslims should stun animals before slaughtering them during the Aid al-Kabir holiday In December 2006 the retired French film star-turned-animal rights activist wrote a letter to France’s then interior minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, arguing that Muslims should stun animals before slaughtering them during the Aid al-Kabir holiday. She outraged anti-racist groups by saying: “I’ve had enough of being led by the nose by...
  • South Africa's Indian community on edge over NRI's killing [IDI AMIN Redux?]

    05/22/2008 1:29:34 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 5 replies · 73+ views
    IANS via. The Times of India ^ | 22 May 2008, 1318 hrs IST | IANS
    JOHANNESBURG: The South African community of Actonville, a mainly Indian township east of here, is on edge after the killing of photographer Kiten Singh, 55, believed to be the first person of Indian origin to fall prey to the xenophobic violence sweeping the country. Kiten was allegedly burnt alive by a mob on Wednesday. The crowd of over 100 residents of a hostel that is home to local workers also set his house on fire. As violence continued in neighbouring areas on Thursday, police in Actonville were trying to solve the murder. The investigators were reportedly puzzled by the fact...
  • Left-Wing Racism Remembered

    05/19/2008 5:04:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 170+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | May 19, 2008 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    Left-Wing Racism Remembered   By Floyd and Mary Beth BrownFrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, May 19, 2008 Did you know…Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican? Every civil rights law, beginning in the 1860s through the 1950s and 1960s, was fought against by Democrats? Or the KKK had links to the Democratic Party? Not only are these questions addressed by the National Black Republicans Association (NBRA), but also more surprising facts. A few months ago, we had the privilege to meet the chairwoman of NBRA, a brave and gusty woman named Frances Rice. “The double standard looms large when Democrats practice...
  • What led Obama to Wright's church

    05/03/2008 12:53:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 70+ views
    What led Obama to Wright's church How a man of ambition found connections at Chicago's Trinity By Christi Parsons and Manya A. Brachear Tribune reporters 3:31 AM CDT, May 3, 2008 Click here to find out more! The day Barack Obama first showed up in the office of Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., more than 20 years ago, the pastor warned him that getting involved with Trinity United Church of Christ might not be "a feather in your cap." Obama was a community organizer trying to build support for his group on the South Side of Chicago, and a friendly minister...
  • Racial Slur

    04/14/2008 5:55:11 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 91 replies · 198+ views
    signonsandiego ^ | 04/12/08 | signonsandiego
    Another ethnic slur has reared its ugly head from the golf world, and once again, it's from a golf announcer. Bobby Clampett, a former pro and CBS announcer, referred to Chinese golfer Wen-Chong Liang as "the Chinaman," on the air on Friday. Clampett issued an apology, albeit a rather weak one, on the air: "It has been a privilege to be here with you the last two days describing action of the players. In describing the Asian player Wen-Chong Liang if I offended anybody please accept my sincere apolgies." These are sensitive times in the golf world. Golf is trying...
  • Woman awarded $2.1 million in racial discrimination suit (she's white)

    04/04/2008 11:23:29 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 202+ views
    PLATTE CITY, Mo. — Kansas City officials say they plan to appeal a jury's $2.1 million award to a woman who claimed she was passed over for a city judgeship because she's white. Clay County assistant prosecutor Melissa Howard claimed in a lawsuit filed in Platte County that Kansas City council members wanted to fill the vacancy with a racial minority. Howard was one of three white women who were finalists for the post vacated by Marcia Walsh in 2006. City officials deny Howard was discriminated against. City attorney Galen Beaufort said that the state law upon which Howard based...
  • Dan Proft: Diagnosis Barack Obama

    03/19/2008 8:03:12 AM PDT · by JulianaJohnson · 14 replies · 641+ views
    Urquhart Media, LLC ^ | March 19, 2008 | Dan Proft
    Maybe his friend Oprah can hook him up with Dr. Phil? After watching Sen. Barack Obama's major speech on race in America yesterday (read: Rev. Jeremiah Wright), I am convinced he is dissociative. Webster's dictionary defines the psychological condition of dissociation as "the separation of whole segments of the personality or of discrete mental processes from the mainstream of consciousness or of behavior." Obama's speech was thoughtful, history-rich, deftly composed, and, in parts, refreshingly candid about racial divides in America and the sources of those divides. However, he spoke as if he was an innocent bystander to the history he...
  • Obama confronts racial division in US (condemns pastor's remarks but says 'anger is real')

    03/18/2008 9:33:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 108 replies · 3,476+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/08 | Nedra Pickler and Matt Apuzzo - ap
    PHILADELPHIA - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to stem damage from divisive comments delivered by his pastor, while bluntly addressing anger between blacks and whites in the most racially pointed speech yet of his presidential campaign. Obama confronted America's legacy of racial division head on, tackling black grievance, white resentment and the uproar over his former pastor's incendiary statements. Drawing on his half-black, half-white roots as no other presidential hopeful could, Obama asserted: "This union may never be perfect, but generation after generation has shown that it can always be perfected." Obama expressed understanding of the passions on...
  • Obama, Hillary in Civil War

    03/07/2008 10:45:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies · 935+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 6, 2008 | Newsmax Analysis
    With Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to stay in the Democratic race to the bitter end, she has signaled a delegate fight all the way to the party's convention in Denver this August. Both candidates appear in something of a stalemate. Political strategists have concluded that Clinton cannot overcome Sen. Barack Obama's pledged delegate lead by winning additional primaries. And despite his lead in electoral and delegate wins, Obama cannot seal his nomination without the support of the party's superdelegates. Clinton's decision, after winning in Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island this week that she would not capitulate has opened up...
  • The Emerging Minority (Barack and Hispanics)

    03/01/2008 2:19:04 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 9 replies · 333+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2 March 2008 | JAMES TRAUB
    It comes as no surprise that black voters prefer Obama or that women prefer Clinton. But why have Hispanic voters chosen Clinton by about the same margin that women have? The two candidates have similar positions on immigration, poverty, English-language teaching... Or do identity politics, in fact, work the other way around? Sergio Bendixen, provoked a furor in late January when he told an interviewer that “the Hispanic voter . . . has not shown a lot of willingness or affinity to support black candidates.” Television commentators treated the claim as accepted wisdom and thus a serious impediment to Obama’s...
  • Crowd puts Connerly on the hot seat at UNL

    02/27/2008 8:07:11 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 25 replies · 115+ views
    Journalstar.com ^ | 1-27-2008 | Melissa Lee
    Tough, tough crowd. Ward Connerly, the California businessman behind a movement to end race- and gender-based affirmative action in Nebraska, faced jeers and interruptions Tuesday evening as he defended his position on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. About 200 listeners, mostly students, drilled Connerly with questions about his motives, beliefs and even his salary. One young woman asked whether his efforts are funded by the Ku Klux Klan. “No,” Connerly said. Then he added: “What a stupid question,” drawing boos. Connerly leads the California-based Super Tuesday for Equal Rights, which seeks to end racial and gender preferences in hiring and...
  • Democrats' racial divide becoming ever more evident

    02/27/2008 6:55:32 AM PST · by BGHater · 10 replies · 199+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 26 Feb 2008 | Jay Root
    AUSTIN -- Democrats have long depended on a rainbow-like racial coalition to win races against Republicans, but the fight between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has revealed an increasingly common and sometimes bitter split between blacks and Hispanics. As Hispanics have grown in numbers, the tension has increased, and it's produced a racial minefield for the Democratic presidential candidates. Both camps publicly downplay the divide, but it has occasionally spilled out into the open, and it could be a significant factor in the March 4 Texas primaries. Raw feelings were evident in a recent complaint from Jesse Diaz, president of...
  • Clinton defends husband on racial issues (At the annual State of the Black Union conference)

    02/23/2008 5:27:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 120+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/08 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - Hillary Rodham Clinton strongly defended her husband's record on civil rights Saturday at a forum in which she acknowledged "painful moments" in a presidential contest pitting the first woman candidate against a pioneering black contender. At the annual State of the Black Union conference hosted by PBS's Tavis Smiley, Clinton pushed back hard on the notion that Bill Clinton had inflamed racial tensions while campaigning for her in the run-up to South Carolina's primary last month. The former president — once so popular among black voters he was dubbed the first black president by novelist Toni Morrison...
  • White Genetically Weaker Than Blacks, Study Finds

    02/22/2008 11:13:54 AM PST · by Sopater · 135 replies · 1,570+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, February 22, 2008
    White Americans are both genetically weaker and less diverse than their black compatriots, a Cornell University-led study finds. Researchers analyzed the genetic makeup of 20 Americans of European ancestry and 15 African-Americans. The Europeans showed much less variation among 10,000 tested genes than did the Africans, which was expected, but also that Europeans had many more possibly harmful mutations than did African, which was not.
  • 'Race ... will have to be resolved,' civil rights leader says of election

    02/20/2008 4:20:48 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 21 replies · 173+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | salena zito
    'Race ... will have to be resolved,' civil rights leader says of election By Salena Zito TRIBUNE-REVIEW Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Black people who say Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama "is not black enough" likely are talking about his race-neutral campaign and not skin color, veteran civil rights leader Ron Daniels said Tuesday.
  • Buttars ditches NAACP, says private meet became public 'cheap shot' (Utah)

    02/20/2008 1:33:57 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 19 replies · 187+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | February 20, 2008 | Robert Gehrke
    Sen. Chris Buttars was a no-show Tuesday for a meeting with leaders of the Salt Lake branch of the NAACP, saying the event had become a "cheap shot" after its organizers purportedly changed their minds about meeting with him in private and insisted the session be public. NAACP board members expressed disappointment that Buttars didn't meet with them, and renewed their call that the West Jordan senator resign. Buttars - under siege for a week after saying of a bill he opposed, "This baby is black. . . . It's a dark, ugly thing" - said he wanted to meet...
  • Hillary Clinton: The Asian-American choice [75% of Asian Dems voted for Hillary]

    02/06/2008 12:24:42 PM PST · by charles m · 37 replies · 794+ views
    Salon ^ | 2/6/08 | Andrew Leonard
    At the big Oprah-headlined rally for Barack Obama in Los Angeles on Saturday, surprise guest Maria Shriver, California's First Lady, cited -- as one of a string of reasons why the state's Democrats should vote for the Senator from Illinois -- the fact that, like California, he was "diverse." In the wake of Super Tuesday, we've learned that such diversity doesn't necessarily include Latinos, especially those older than 30. But a self-congratulatory article in the India Express touting the influence of Indian-Americans in the Democratic primary process reveals even greater constraints on the appeal of Obama's diversity. In California, exit...
  • Racial heritage of six former presidents is questioned (Auto-hurl)

    02/05/2008 4:12:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies · 2,413+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 2/05/08 | Monica Haynes
    Racial heritage of six former presidents is questionedTuesday, February 05, 2008 By Monica Haynes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Today, as Sen. Barack Obama takes what he hopes will be one more step toward becoming the nation's first black president, the Internet is filled with stories that state such a milestone already has been reached -- several times over. **SNIP** In addition to Jefferson, the books, magazines and newspaper articles found on the Web name five other U.S. presidents who may have had black ancestry, but never publicly acknowledged it: Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Despite...
  • A Shift Toward Obama Is Seen Among Blacks

    01/20/2008 9:22:03 PM PST · by jdm · 27 replies · 113+ views
    Wash Post ^ | Jan. 21, 2008 | By Krissah Williams
    CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 20 -- Three months ago, beauty shop owner Shanaya Hammond was a somewhat reluctant supporter of Sen. Barack Obama. A campaign aide persuaded her to put two Obama posters in the window of her Passion Slice salon and she planned to vote for him, but, she allowed, "I won't be mad if Hillary wins." No more. She is all in for Obama now, having been convinced after the senator from Illinois won the Iowa Democratic caucuses that America is ready to vote for a black man for president. "I was like, okay, it's happening for us," said...