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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...
  • "Stop Digging" CARTOON featuring Bill and Hillary Clinton...

    01/15/2008 8:51:09 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 12 replies · 155+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 1/15/2008 | IPWGOP
     Jan. 15, 2008... based on the following news stories:   Wes Pruden: Taking a switch to the candidates   Roger Simon: The race card has been dealt         This cartoon/graphic is free for noncommercial use in emails, blogs, and forums.  iowapresidentialwatch.com
  • Racial tensions roil Democratic race

    01/11/2008 12:46:58 PM PST · by vietvet67 · 98 replies · 162+ views
    Politico ^ | Jan 11, 2008 | Ben Smith
    A series of comments from Senator Hillary Clinton, her husband, and her supporters are spurring a racial backlash and adding a divisive edge to the presidential primary as the candidates head south to heavily African-American South Carolina. The comments, which ranged from the New York Senator appearing to diminish the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movement – an aide later said she misspoke – to Bill Clinton dismissing Sen. Barack Obama’s image in the media as a “fairy tale” –generated outrage on black radio, black blogs, and cable television. And now they've drawn the attention...
  • Immigration insights

    01/02/2008 6:27:31 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 23 replies · 53+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 1, 2008 | Peter Brimelow
    Anyone foolhardy enough to write a book advocating immigration reduction has to decide whether to mention the elephant in the census data — the fact that, by commission and omission, through the workings of the epochal 1965 Immigration Act and by effectively ceasing to enforce the law against illegal immigration, the government is engineering a racial revolution. Entirely because of public policy, a country that was 90 percent white in 1960 will have a non-white majority sometime in the 2050s. This is a transformation without precedent in the history of the world. Mention this fact and you are hysterically attacked,...
  • Obama: Is America Ready For a Black Government?

    12/23/2007 11:14:01 AM PST · by llevrok · 45 replies · 220+ views
    12/23/07 | me
    The tought crossed my mind today while watching the election centered news - If Obama wins, how will America respond to a Black govenment? What do I mean by that? When you look forward to a Hillary or Rudy or whom ever led government, you see a traditional colection of mostly white men, a scattering of white women and a black here and there. The Cabinet and inner circle - all the sameOne has to think with Obama's election, the inner circle will be largely black.It is natural. They are his associates. Will the Black community expect a large number...
  • Human Evolution Seems to Be Accelerating (Jews evolved from "financing!")

    12/11/2007 8:28:45 AM PST · by squireofgothos · 144 replies · 930+ views
    above-average intelligence in Ashkenazi Jews — those of northern European heritage — resulted from natural selection in medieval Europe, where they were pressured into jobs as financiers, traders, managers and tax collectors. Those who were smarter succeeded, grew wealthy and had bigger families to pass on their genes, they suggested. That evolution also is linked to genetic diseases such as Tay-Sachs and Gaucher in Jews. The new study was funded by the Department of Energy, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Aging, the Unz Foundation, the University of Utah and the University of Wisconsin.
  • Russia: North Korean workers attacked near Moscow (skinheads with baseball bats)

    12/11/2007 6:05:31 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 437+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 12/11/07
    North Korean workers attacked near Moscow 11:25 | 11/ 12/ 2007 MOSCOW, December 11 (RIA Novosti) - A group of North Korean workers were attacked by local residents in Volokolamsk, in the Moscow Region, a police spokesman said on Tuesday. Up to 30 local residents armed with baseball bats attacked the trailers housing the workers on Tuesday. As a result of the assault, four of the Koreans were hospitalized with injuries. A total of four locals were subsequently detained by police in connection with the attack. There are some 10,000 North Korean workers in Russia. The majority of them are...
  • All Brains Are the Same Color

    12/10/2007 9:04:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies · 131+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 9, 2007 | RICHARD E. NISBETT
    JAMES WATSON, the 1962 Nobel laureate, recently asserted that he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” and its citizens because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours — whereas all the testing says not really.” Dr. Watson’s remarks created a huge stir because they implied that blacks were genetically inferior to whites, and the controversy resulted in his resignation as chancellor of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. But was he right? Is there a genetic difference between blacks and whites that condemns blacks in perpetuity to be less intelligent?...
  • Baltimore Bus Beating Being Probed as Hate Crime

    12/07/2007 11:10:16 PM PST · by Cinnamon · 65 replies · 935+ views
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, December 08, 2007 | AP
    BALTIMORE — A white woman beaten by a group of black students on a bus has prompted a hate-crime investigation, attempts by transit officials to reassure riders of the safety of the system, and radio talk-show chatter over comparisons with the Jena Six case. The uproar prompted two leading black politicians to issue statements decrying the attack. Sarah Kreager, 26, suffered broken facial bones and other injuries after she was punched, kicked and dragged off the bus Tuesday afternoon. Kreager's companion, Troy Ellis, was also attacked, but not beaten as severely. Kreager has an unlisted phone number and attempts to...
  • Nebraska vote sought on affirmative-action ban

    11/14/2007 9:40:20 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 10 replies · 838+ views
    columbustelegram.com ^ | 11-14-2007 | NATE JENKINS
    LINCOLN, Neb. - A petition filed with Secretary of State John Gale all but guarantees Nebraska will be an affirmative-action battleground heading into the November 2008 election. Public institutions including colleges and universities would be barred from using race, sex and other factors in hiring and admissions decisions under the proposed constitutional amendment. The petition drive will be guided by a California-based group that has been successful squashing affirmative action in other states. Ward Connerly, a former University of California regent best known for dismantling state programs that gave preferences to minorities, is behind the petition. It would give Nebraska...
  • FReep this Poll - Should "Dog" the bounty hunter be cancelled

    11/06/2007 7:16:17 PM PST · by FunkyZero · 82 replies · 165+ views
    Should "Dog" be cancelled? http://www.theindychannel.com/surveypopup/entertainment/14501389/detail.html?p=entertainment
  • Black CEOs: a Tiny Group Shrinks More

    11/05/2007 9:38:44 PM PST · by Professional · 12 replies · 276+ views
    Yahoo AP ^ | Monday November 5, 5:53 pm ET | By Ellen Simon, AP Business Writer
    AP Black CEOs: a Tiny Group Shrinks More Monday November 5, 5:53 pm ET By Ellen Simon, AP Business Writer Life at the Top Gets Lonelier for Black CEOs Who Remain After O'Neal, Parsons Departures NEW YORK (AP) -- It's getting lonelier at the top for black CEOs. Only four blacks will be left running Fortune 500 companies after Stan O'Neal's abrupt retirement from the top spot at Merrill Lynch & Co. last week and Time Warner Inc. Dick Parsons' announcement Monday that he will retire at the end of the year. That leaves Aylwin Lewis at Sears Holding Corp.,...
  • The Inconvenient Science of Racial DNA Profiling

    11/02/2007 1:13:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies · 325+ views
    LimbicNutrition Weblog ^ | October 5, 2007 | Melba Newsome
    On July 16, 2002, a survey crew from the Department of Transportation found Pam Kinamore's nude, decomposing body in the area along the banks of the Mississippi known as Whiskey Bay, just west of Baton Rouge. The police tested the DNA and quickly realized that they were dealing with a serial killer: the same man who had killed two other white, middle-class women in the area. The FBI, Louisiana State Police, Baton Rouge Police Department and sheriff's departments soon began a massive search. Based on an FBI profile and a confident eyewitness, the Multi-Agency Homicide Task Force futilely upended South...
  • Members of one Klan group plan to protest another in Cullman(Klan vs Klan)

    10/30/2007 3:01:41 PM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 44 replies · 181+ views
    WAFF 48 ^ | 10/30/08
    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Members of one Ku Klux Klan organization say they will assemble at the courthouse Nov. 10 to show their opposition to another Klan group that plans an anti-immigration rally there that day. Ken Mier, who described himself as an investigator for the Alabama Ku Klux Klan and the national office of the Ku Klux Klan LLC, said in an e-mail to The Cullman Times that his group is against the tactics of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which held an anti-immigration protest last month in Athens. "We are opposed to the ignorance and stupidity...
  • Rowan U. student is beaten to death [NJ - Mega-media-bias]

    10/29/2007 2:05:01 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 52 replies · 347+ views
    The Star Ledger [Newark, NJ] ^ | Monday, October 29, 2007 | CARLY ROTHMAN
    Donald Farrell was walking with friends to a party near Rowan University Saturday night when he paused near a jam-packed convenience store to give a group of men directions. It just took a moment, but it cost him his life. The men surrounded the Boonton Township teen and knocked him to the ground, authorities said. Before his friends could react, the men beat him, grabbed his wallet and cell phone and took off, leaving the sophomore bleeding on the sidewalk. [big snip until the 28th paragraph] Authorities yesterday distributed fliers with a composite sketch of the person who punched Farrell....
  • Human race will 'split into two different species'

    10/28/2007 7:11:09 AM PDT · by Bringbackthedraft · 59 replies · 188+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 26th October 2007 | NIALL FIRTH
    The human race will one day split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures, according to a top scientist. 100,000 years into the future, sexual selection could mean that two distinct breeds of human will have developed.
  • Halle Berry Apologies For 'Jewish Nose' Gaffe

    10/25/2007 2:21:28 PM PDT · by blam · 142 replies · 314+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-25-2007 | Matthew Moore
    Halle Berry apologises for 'Jewish nose' gaffe By Matthew Moore Last Updated: 1:40pm BST 25/10/2007 Halle Berry, Hollywood's leading black actress, has been forced to apologise after making a joke about the size of Jewish people's noses on a US television chat show. The Oscar-winning star remarked that a digitally-altered photo of her face made her look like her "Jewish cousin", during an appearance on Jay Leno's Tonight Show. As Leno squirmed and the audience sat in embarrassed silence, Berry appeared to appreciate the gravity of her error. "Oh God, Have I just ruined my career?" she asked. The word...
  • A Genetic Manhattan Project?

    10/24/2007 9:46:45 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 20 replies · 47,574+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 24 October, 2007 | .cnI redruM
    The successful efforts of the Human Genome Project rightfully stand amongst the greatest intellectual achievements of human history. The brilliance and diligence displayed in this research cannot be quantified or described in a way that does it all justice. However, the question now becomes what we actually do with the knowledge of the human genome? Given the previous history of human technology, the heroic industry and intelligence of the scientists who achieved this discovery will in no way guarantee that it won’t fall into the hands of evil despots or malicious haters. It becomes possible that human beings as we...
  • Cold Spring Harbor Suspends Chancellor James Watson

    10/19/2007 1:20:11 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 70 replies · 306+ views
    Cold Spring Harbor ^ | October 18, 2007 | Cold Spring Harbor Board of Trustees
    Statement by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Board of Trustees and President Bruce Stillman, Ph.D. Regarding Dr. Watson’s Comments in The Sunday Times on October 14, 2007 Earlier this evening, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Board of Trustees decided to suspend the administrative responsibilities of Chancellor James D. Watson, Ph.D., pending further deliberation by the Board. This action follows the Board’s public statement yesterday disagreeing with the comments attributed to Dr. Watson in the October 14, 2007 edition of The Sunday Times U.K.
  • Black People "less intelligent" Scientist Claims

    10/19/2007 1:52:48 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 121 replies · 369+ views
    TimesOnLine (UK) ^ | Oct. 17, '07 | staff
    One of the most respected scientists is embroiled in an extraordinary row after claiming that black people are less intelligent than white people. James Watson, a Nobel Prize winner for his part in discovering the structure of DNA, has provoked outrage with his comments. The 79 year old geneticist said he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" because "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours - whereas the the testing says not really."
  • McCain: Senate should apologize for slavery

    10/18/2007 9:13:32 AM PDT · by freespirited · 143 replies · 210+ views
    Examiner ^ | 10/18/07 | Bill Sammon
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday the Senate should apologize for slavery and segregation, calling them “dark chapters in our history.” McCain said he would support a planned resolution by fellow Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, who is also seeking the presidency, to apologize for racist laws, some of which ended more than a century ago. “They were federal policies,” Brownback told the Boston Globe on Monday. “They were wrong. The only way for us to move forward . . . is at the end of the day acknowledging those, taking ownership for it, and asking for forgiveness.” McCain agreed...
  • 'Black people are less intelligent than whites', claims DNA pioneer (James Watson)

    10/17/2007 1:36:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 459 replies · 3,325+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/17/07
    'Black people are less intelligent than whites', claims DNA pioneer One of the world's most eminent scientists is at the centre of a row after claiming black people are less intelligent than whites. James Watson, who won the Nobel Prize for his part in discovering the structure of DNA, has drawn condemnation for comments made ahead of his arrival in Britain tomorrow for a speaking tour. Dr Watson, who now runs one of America's leading scientific research institutions, made the controversial remarks in an interview in The Sunday Times. The 79-year-old geneticist said he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect...
  • Affirmative action critic trying to end policies in state

    10/13/2007 8:14:32 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 2 replies · 74+ views
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 10-13-2007 | KEVIN ABOUREZK
    A prominent affirmative-action critic is targeting Nebraska as one of five states where he hopes to get voters to decide in November 2008 to end the use of racial, ethnic and gender preferences by public colleges and state and local agencies. Ward Connerly, founder of the American Civil Rights Institute, has begun an effort to put an initiative on the Nov. 4, 2008, ballot in Nebraska that would ban the state from granting preferential treatment to people based on race, gender, color, ethnicity or national origin. The initiative would affect the areas of public employment, public education and public contracting....
  • (GEICO)'Cavemen' series gets a new criticism: It's racist

    07/26/2007 10:19:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies · 3,756+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | July 26, 2007 | GLENN GARVIN
    The producers of ABC's new sitcom Cavemen, based on a series of popular advertisements for the insurance company Geico, were ready to defend themselves against charges of rampant commercialism. But the charge that their show about put-upon Cro-Magnons in the modern world has racist undertones took them by surprise. ''I actually didn't know we would catch so much hell,'' Cavemen writer Joe Lawson ruefully told a room full of highly critical critics at a gathering of North American television writers here Wednesday. ``That's a pleasant surprise.'' Cavemen, which features shaggy Cro-Magnons trying to make their way through a hostile Homo...
  • Should dating sites allow screening by race?

    10/05/2007 7:52:09 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies · 764+ views
    Super Crunchers (book) | 2007 | Ian Ayres
    eHarmony allows clients to discriminate on the race of potential mates. Even though it's only acting on the wishes of its clients, matching services that discriminate by race may violate a statute dating back to the Civil War that prohibits race discrimination in contracting. Think about it. eHarmony is a for-profit company that takes $50 from black clients and refuses to treat them the same (match them with the same people) as some white clients. A restauraunt would be in a lot of trouble if it refused to seat Hispanic customers in a section where customers stated a preference to...
  • Why Few People Are Devoid Of Racial Bias

    09/25/2007 6:59:50 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 43+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 9-26-2007 | Association for Psychological Science
    Source: Association for Psychological Science Date: September 26, 2007 Why Few People Are Devoid Of Racial Bias Science Daily — Why are some individuals not prejudiced? That is the question posed by a provocative new study appearing in the September issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The authors investigate how some individuals are able to avoid prejudicial biases despite the pervasive human tendency to favor one's own group. Robert Livingston of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Brian Drwecki of the University of Wisconsin conducted studies that examined white college students...
  • Alleged Attack Against 13-Year-Old Virginia Boy Caught on Tape

    09/24/2007 10:42:03 AM PDT · by Rhinoceros · 85 replies · 472+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, September 24, 2007 | Fox News
    <p>Police in Norfolk, Va., are investigating whether an alleged attack against a 13-year-old boy that witnesses caught on tape Saturday was racially motivated, WAVY-TV reported Monday. The tape shows the victim, Damien O'Rourke, who is white, being violently beaten by a group of African American teenagers. According to the report, Damie and his mother, Reesha Price, said the fight was unprovoked and believe Damien was attacked because he is white. Damien said he was attacked while going to meet friends to play football. Price told WAVY-TV that she found her badly beaten son just blocks from her home after receiving a phone call alerting her to the attack Saturday afternoon. The family had just recently moved to the Norfolk area, WAVY-TV reported. Damien said one of his alleged attackers was among a group of students at his school that mistreated him because he was the new kid. Price told WAVY-TV that she now fears her son is being targeted because of his race. Norfolk police reportedly told WAVY-TV that their gang unit will be investigating the case.</p>
  • Shock Video Shows ‘Racially Motivated’ Beating of White Teen

    09/24/2007 9:41:54 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 63 replies · 414+ views
    WAVY 10 ^ | 9/24/2007 | Briebart.TV
    See video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hej4UTITDQI Two stories have been filled on this and the second one contradicts the first(big surprise/s). Second one alleges that the fight is NOT racially motivated (Another big surprise/s). Both stories here. http://www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?s=7117439
  • Outrage: Man Finds Racist Remarks On Cell Receipt

    09/22/2007 10:21:10 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies · 421+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 22 SEPTEMBER 2007 | AP
    Debate Rages On Over Use Of 'N-Word' In Society (CBS) PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- A New Jersey man is demanding action after paying for a cell phone, and finding a derogatory word with painful racial overtones printed on his store receipt. Nykii Southerland has been chatting it up as a T-Mobile customer for six years now, but he says he was at a loss for words Thursday after looking at his printed receipt from a US-1 Wireless store in Plainfield, N.J. “Instead of me looking at the price, I noticed a statement saying ‘good morning my n-----s @ US 1 holla...
  • Year of racial unrest in La. [Jena, Louisiana] town

    09/20/2007 9:57:37 PM PDT · by topher · 104 replies · 364+ views
    Los Angeles Times Newspaper ^ | September 15, 2007 | By Miguel Bustillo - LA Times Staff Reporter
    ... After the decision, black students at Jena High gathered under the tree in protest. Fights between blacks and whites broke out for days, and the principal ultimately called an assembly in which Dist. Atty. Walters, flanked by armed police, addressed the school. "With a stroke of my pen, I can make your lives disappear," Walters said. In a court hearing where an attorney tried to have Walters removed from the beating case on grounds that he was biased, Walters, who is white, admitted making the statement. But he denied that he had been looking at black students when he...
  • Beheaded at whim and worked to death: Japan's repugnant treatment of Allied PoWs

    09/18/2007 3:36:43 PM PDT · by Stoat · 139 replies · 1,615+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 17, 2007 | Max Hastings
    Beheaded at whim and worked to death: Japan's repugnant treatment of Allied PoWs22:59pm 18th September 2007 The sheer brutality of the battle for the Far East defies imagination. And in a new book, historian Max Hastings argues that Japanese intransigence made it far worse.  Yesterday, he explained why America had to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Here, in the final part of our exclusive serialisation, he reveals how the West was stunned when it emerged how cruelly their prisoners of war had suffered...As the men of the victorious British 14th Army advanced through Burma on the road to Mandalay...