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  • Dark-skinned and plus-sized: The real Rachel Jeantel story (Hilarious and sad, at the same time)

    07/01/2013 2:24:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    Salon ^ | June 28, 2013 | Brittney Cooper, Asst professor, Women's & Africana Studies, Rutgers
    Defense attorney Don West questions Rachel Jeantel during George Zimmerman's trial in Sanford, Fla., June 27, 2013.Trayvon Martin’s trial might be intriguing, fascinating cultural theater to some. To me, it is more akin to a cultural trauma: a continual reminder of how unsafe all those young black men that I love actually are as they move through the world — and how tenuous and torturous it would be to seek justice on their behalf. Troubled, though, by the negative characterizations of Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel, after her first day of testimony, I tuned in yesterday in a show of...
  • He leapt the tallest barrier. What does it mean for black America?

    11/09/2008 11:49:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 975+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2008 | Jonetta Rose Barras
    African Americans have just entered the no-excuses zone. We finally have one of our own in the White House. With Barack Obama's ascension to the highest office in the United States, most African Americans feel that we have arrived as fully equal citizens. But we need to recognize that with Obama's victory come challenges -- and that many of those challenges will be put to the black community itself. Obama isn't like the leaders who have traditionally spoken for black America. As president, he's unlikely to embrace the confrontational identity politics that have defined black activism for so long. He...
  • Michelle Obama thesis was on racial divide

    03/17/2008 12:40:09 PM PDT · by LJayne · 22 replies · 1,188+ views
    POLITICO ^ | 3/17/08 | Jeffrey Ressner
    Michelle Obama's senior year thesis at Princeton University, obtained from the campaign by Politico, shows a document written by a young woman grappling with a society in which a black Princeton alumnus might only be allowed to remain "on the periphery." Read the full thesis here:
  • The Wright Dust-Up Shows and Proves That Many Whites Don’t Know Black People at All

    03/17/2008 11:41:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 193 replies · 4,692+ views
    Black America Web ^ | March 16, 2008 | Deborah Mathis
    The eruption of outrage, shock and fear that is flowing over Barack Obama’s campaign like hot lava because his pastor has preached some strident sermons tells us one thing for certain: Many white people don’t know black people at all. If they did, they would know that Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Chicago is hardly the only black minister who uses the pulpit to rant against racial duplicity and injustice. The black church has always been the place for letting our hair down and speaking our peace -- a safe haven from the criminations outside. It’s how and why the black...
  • Racial report critical of bill vetoes

    11/15/2006 10:43:23 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 321+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/15/6 | Judy Lin
    Advocacy group gives governor a D and lawmakers a C- for latest legislation. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gets a D and the state Legislature a C-minus when it comes to supporting bills that bridge California's racial divide, according to a report card put out by an advocacy group Tuesday.Despite the governor's pledge to represent all Californians, authors of the 2006 racial equity report card gave him poor marks for vetoing bills to provide universal health insurance and allow separate textbooks for English learners. The Governor's Office called the report flawed.The report card called "Facing Race" was compiled by the Applied Research...
  • Trying to close white-minority learning gap

    08/06/2005 5:11:55 PM PDT · by Coleus · 31 replies · 1,089+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 08.01.05 | Brian Aberback
    The achievement gap between minority and white students has long been a stain on the bright mosaic of culturally and racially diverse school districts.From North Jersey to Cleveland to San Diego, whites as a group generally score considerably better on standardized tests than their minority peers. Whites also tend to enroll in more honors classes, while minorities are more prevalent in remedial courses.Now, one Bergen County district is introducing a sweeping concept that it hopes will bridge its gap by addressing a wide range of possible roadblocks to academic success.The initiative includes dozens of ideas. Some are in the talking...
  • MECHA is still hiding like the roaches they are

    11/13/2003 4:14:48 PM PST · by EUPHORIC · 26 replies · 406+ views
    Self ^ | 11/13/2003 | Self
    The linked source site is a thread I started here back before the elections on 9/3/2003 after David Horowitz and Michells Malkin and others exposed on National TV the racist/subversive nature of the "MECHA" organization as evidenced by their hate filled website. Almost immediately MECHA responded by replacing their Marxist diatribes and hate literature and "manifestos" with a plain blank white page on their many sites all around the country. I just checked and more then two months later the sites are mostly all still blank! Wow! If a little light is all it takes to keep these cockroaches hiding...
  • MECHA.ORG WEBSITE PULLED SINCE SPOTLIGHT TURNED ON THEM

    09/03/2003 8:45:31 PM PDT · by EUPHORIC · 212 replies · 3,031+ views
    Self ^ | 9/3/2003 | Self
    Since Michelle Malkin and others have been examining the racist hate group "MECHA" and pointing to their flagship website MECHA.ORG as plain and clear evidence of their hate and violent tendencies MECHA has restricted access to the content of the site by replacing the hate filled blogs and diatribes with a plain blank page. No errors. No redirects. Just nothing. That site has been available online continuously for a long time and for this to happen at this time when for the first time in a LONG time (like forever?) when the spotlight is turned on their true nature -...
  • What are the Differences Between MEChA and Nazism?

    09/03/2003 10:05:20 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 25 replies · 400+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 9/3/03 | Stefan Sharkansky
    California gubernatorial candidate Cruz Bustamante remains steadfast in his refusal to denounce MEChA, which he joined as a university student. For anybody who is still wondering why this is such a big deal, herewith are key quotes from MEChA's founding document El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán (cited by many MEChA university chapters as being "fundmental" to the organization) juxtaposed with the Nazi Party's founding platform ("The Twenty-Five Points", which were first read in public by Adolf Hitler on Feb. 24, 1920) Twenty-Five Points: 4. None but members of the nation may be citizens of the State. None but those of...