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  • Michelle: 'There Were Actually Laws in America that Allowed Discrimination Against Black People

    03/25/2014 4:44:19 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 95 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    First Lady Michelle Obama talked about America as she visited a school today in China. She talked about the American dream: And my story isn’t unusual in America. Some of our most famous athletes, like LeBron James, and artists, like the singer Janelle Monae, came from struggling families like mine, as do many business leaders -- like Howard Schultz. He’s the head of a company called Starbucks, which many of you may have heard of. When Mr. Schultz was a boy his father lost his job, leaving their family destitute. But Mr. Schultz worked hard. He got a scholarship to...
  • The Black Hitler of Harlem

    03/09/2014 6:09:29 AM PDT · by Bigg Red · 23 replies
    Sultan Knish Blog ^ | March 08, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Black Hitler was a Chicago community organizer who moved to New York. Somewhere along the way he picked up a gold lined cape, a purple turban and a stepladder on which he used to stand while giving speeches outside the stores of Harlem's dwindling Jewish community. The cape and the turban were combined with Nazi style military shirt and jackboots, for the quixotic uniform of a man who is remembered today as a pioneering labor leader-- but was known back then as the Black Hitler. {snip}
  • Study: Racism May Accelerate Aging In African-American Men

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CBSDC) – Accelerated aging and a greater likelihood of suffering from an age-related illness at a younger age are two consequences being linked to African-American men who have experienced high-levels of racism throughout their lives. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that African-American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination, or who have internalized anti-black attitudes, have an increased risk of premature death and chronic disease than white people. Previous research has documented African-Americans’ shorter life expectancy and greater risk of chronic diseases, but this new study is the first to...
  • Video: MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Cries During Romney Apology

    01/04/2014 9:28:54 AM PST · by absentee · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/4/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry this morning, the host apologized for remarks she made on her show last weekend, a story first broken here at The Right Scoop. She apologized "without reservation or qualification" to the Romney family, and very emotionally to interracial families everywhere: ... So the only group due an apology yet to hear one, and who will almost certainly never hear one, are Republicans across the nation, who are caricatured and characterized as obviously racist every single day, based solely on their party affiliation. Unfortunately, as we'll show later today in a follow-up post, the racist assumption about...
  • The Rise & fall of Jim Crow (PBS: "Klan..a terrorist organization in service of...Democratic Party")

    10/27/2013 12:19:15 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 42 replies
    PBS ^ | 2002 | Richard Wormser
    The Ku Klux Klan was formed as a social club by a group of Confederate Army veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee in the winter of 1865-66. The group adopted the name Ku Klux Klan from the Greek word "kyklos," meaning circle, and the English word clan. In the summer of 1867, the Klan became the "Invisible Empire of the South" at a convention in Nashville, Tennessee attended by delegates from former Confederate states. The group was presided over General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who is believed to have been the first Grand Wizard -- the title for the head of the organization.
  • For the Record, or: The Art of Airbrushing History

    09/04/2013 9:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    There he was again, making a cameo appearance at another historical commemoration, grabbing a sliver of the limelight before it moves on. He's become the man who's always in the background but so clearly, achingly would rather be in the forefront: The Hon. William J. Clinton, former president, former governor, former everything but straight-shooter. He was still as slick as ever when he got to speak for a few minutes on the 50th anniversary of the great March on Washington. . . Age has not withered nor custom staled his fine clintonesque touch, which consists not just of knowing what...
  • Emmett Till’s cousin calls George Zimmerman a ‘white boy’ on MSNBC

    08/25/2013 2:49:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 69 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    The cousin of Emmett Till, the black 14-year-old tortured and lynched in 1955 in Mississippi, appeared on MSNBC Friday morning and compared the murder of his cousin to the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Trayvon was fatally shot during an altercation by former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, a Hispanic, who was found not guilty on all charges. “The comparison to me is similar; there are a lot of parallels between Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin,” Simeon Wright began. “Number one: Trayvon was killed by a white boy that got out of his truck armed to the teeth — chased him...
  • Smithsonian director wants Trayvon Martin’s hoodie

    07/31/2013 7:35:13 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 60 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/31/2013 | Washington Times
    Trayvon Martin’s hoodie became a nationwide symbol following his fatal shooting, and now the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History wants the original. The museum’s director, Lonnie Bunch, said Mr. Martin’s hoodie, the one he was wearing the night of his death on Feb. 26, 2012, represents a unique opportunity to further the discussion about race in America, The Washington Post reported.
  • Dems urge national discussion on racial justice following Trayvon Martin case

    07/31/2013 2:26:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/2013 | By Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders launched an effort this week to curb racial discrimination in the nation’s criminal justice system, arguing that the current process treats minority groups unfairly. The lawmakers are examining what Congress can do — if anything — to fight racial profiling, iron out sentencing disparities and rein in other deep-rooted biases they say plague both the legal process and the country as a whole. The push comes weeks after George Zimmerman, a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted of murder charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American teenager, in a gated subdivision last year. The...
  • Brother Ali Likens Trayvon Martin Case To Emmett Till Murder

    07/03/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hip Hop DX ^ | July 3, 2013 | Andres Vasquez
    Brother AliBrother Ali also says, "racism is an institution" and that "racism is a serial killer." Brother Ali recently shared his thoughts on racism when asked to shed light on the Trayvon Martin case. He also spoke about racism as an institution and the way that racism impacts quality of life. "What we have is a 500-year-old legacy of African Americans being killed, particularly young men," Brother Ali told HardknockTV. "It's all people of color and it includes women too but there's a specific thing about young Black men being murdered by people who say that they're protecting us. They...
  • Ratliff apologizes for saying county manager shouldn’t be a ‘white male’

    07/03/2013 9:28:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/3/13 | David Perlmutt
    Mecklenburg County commissioner Kim Ratliff apologized Tuesday night to the public and her colleagues for saying she preferred that the next county manager not be a white man. Ratliff, the board’s vice chair who is a Democrat and black, said in a brief statement at the board’s regular meeting that she regrets making the statement. “My comments were meant to encourage all candidates to apply for the position and not meant to exclude anyone,” she said. “I realize now my comments may not have been appropriate, and I regret making them.”
  • What Rick Sanchez said about CNN and Jews [October 1, 2010]

    06/27/2013 10:09:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    WaPo ^ | not 6/27/13 | Greg Sargent
    The Web is burning up with this comment that CNN's Rick Sanchez made on a radio show, which seems like he's saying CNN and the networks are run by Jews: I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart. And to imply that somehow they -- the people in this country who are Jewish -- are an oppressed minority? Yeah. If Sanchez meant that everybody who runs the networks is a lot like Stewart in that they're Jewish, that's obviously...
  • White pride in my classroom

    06/05/2013 5:01:17 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | 6/4/2013
    He made me uncomfortable and challenged my worldview. But the biggest surprise: I ended up liking him I didn’t recognize his name at first. It was his writing that caught my attention. An autobiography in 100 words. That was the first assignment, and it was as much for me to get to know my students as to evaluate their writing skills. When I scrolled through the submissions, I saw that many of them were “fun-loving,” “ambitious” and “determined to succeed,” but only one was “living on a radical fringe” that put him at risk of being a “societal leper.” Only...
  • Blacks, Latinos Concerned That a 'Non-Person of Color' Might Win NYC Council Seat

    11/28/2012 5:59:30 PM PST · by chessplayer · 50 replies
    In a story the New York Times appears not to have touched, Hunter Walker at Observer.com's Politicker ("about" page is here) reported on Tuesday that Thomas Lopez-Pierre, a black Harlem activist, "circulated an email" Monday night "in an attempt to plan a 'private meeting' to 'discuss the potential damage to the political empowerment of the Black and Hispanic community if Mark Levine, a White/Jewish candidate was elected to the 7th Council District in 2013.'" So we see that black Chicagoland establishment officials trying to ensure that the successor to the recently resigned Jesse Jackson Jr. in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District...
  • Obama’s ‘Constituency Groups’ Checklist Offers No Options for Whites or Men

    11/20/2012 5:09:29 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 11/20/2012
    Fresh off his reelection, President Barack Obama is asking his supporters to complete a survey that asks the people being polled to check off which “constituency groups” they identify with – there are 22 groups listed but not one for “whites” or “men.” The post-election survey, distributed through www.barackobama.com to “take this organization forward,” includes the question, “Which constituency groups do you identify yourself with? Select all that apply.” It then lists 22 groups. But whites and men are not on the list – women are, as are African Americans, Arab-Americans, Latinos and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender). Other...
  • Florida Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals

    10/13/2012 7:01:34 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 53 replies
    tampa bay cbs ^ | 10/12/2012 | staff
    The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race. On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. It also measures by other groupings, such as...
  • MSNBC's Toure Argues Put 2008 Aside; ...

    09/30/2012 12:53:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 30, 2012 | Tim Graham
    From his spot on the Time Ideas blog, the MSNBC anchor Toure admitted "If President Obama had to run against Senator Obama of 2008, he’d probably be crushed. Back then, Obama seemed superhuman; today he is merely mortal. His victory in 2008 was historic, breaking the race barrier in the nation’s highest office." Guess what came next. Re-electing Obama is a greater test of whether America is racist than it was in 2008: "But an Obama victory in 2012 would say something even more profound about how far our country has come. Granted, Obama’s election (or not) is merely one...
  • Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like

    In advance of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s speech Wednesday to the NAACP, a liberal group headed by a former New York Times reporter and ex-Media Matter executive have produced a video “satire” that claims blacks don’t like Romney, who they dub so white he makes “Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel.” The YouTube from “The Message,” an online “media hub,” is described as a satirical video of Romney getting advice on what to say to the civil rights group. Or, as they said in a release, the video “lacerates Romney and his advisors as they prepare for his speech to...
  • America's Racial Obsession

    07/10/2012 5:21:54 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 15 replies
    Poletical.com Blog ^ | May 1st, 2012 | C. Pikeman
    When Barack Obama was elected to office in 2008, there was talk of a post-racial America. It seemed as though racism was on an exit route out the back pipe of American society. As the years passed, it became more obvious that this was all just a fantasy. Those who criticized the policies of President Obama were labeled racists within the first year of his presidency. Still, today, his opponents are often branded as bigots. Morgan Freeman, during an interview with Piers Morgan, called the Tea Party racist for making Obama's defeat a part of its agenda. During the 2004...
  • Cher Cites 'Revolution' As Solution Against Racist GOP (audio)

    06/25/2012 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | June 25, 2012
    Cher last week on the Randi Rhodes radio show
  • Chicago's unreported race war

    06/20/2012 9:19:43 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    WND.com ^ | June 19, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Tribune argues it's irrelevant in news According to a statement in the Chicago Tribune, reporting on the race of individuals involved in news events, such as mobs attacking, robbing and vandalizing, is irrelevant. A news anchor at the ABC affiliate in Chicago goes even further: Anyone who reads or writes about the epidemic of racial violence in Chicago is an “idiot” who engages in “meaningless … race baiting,” says Ravi Baichwal. City officials and the media might be the only two places left where people still deny Chicago is under assault from more than 50 episodes of black mobs attacking,...
  • Rodney King Dead at 47

    06/17/2012 9:57:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 17, 2012 | JACK NICAS
    Rodney King, the man whose videotaped beating by police led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was found dead at the bottom of his pool, police said. Mr. King's fiancée found him at the bottom of the pool on Sunday morning at his home in Rialito, Calif. He was 47. "The preliminary investigation indicates that this is a drowning and there are no signs of foul play," said Rialto Police Sgt. Paul Stella. In 1991, a video of police beating Mr. King after a freeway chase in Los Angeles rocketed across the world, stoking national tensions over race and police...
  • Racism in 21st Century Coming From Left

    05/25/2011 11:00:29 AM PDT · by ajernig · 4 replies
    Irish Examiner USA ^ | 5/25/2011 | Alicia Colon
    Perhaps we need a new definition of the word racism because it is now bandied about in a frivolous manner by race baiters who've never undergone its scourge. All we need to do is look at the history of racism in this country particularly in the South to get a real perspective of the pain suffered by blacks during that dark period. Those who underwent that torment are for the most part deceased but their pain has been exploited by modern day race-baiting demagogues who've benefitted by the changes in our civil rights and in the hearts of most Americans....
  • Holder's Dept. Of (Social) Justice

    12/15/2010 4:29:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 2+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 15, 2010 | Staff
    Politics: This Justice Department's social activism knows no bounds. First it meddled in a border state's right to protect itself. Now it's trying to rewrite school policy to pander to Muslim law. On Monday, Justice sued an Illinois school district for rejecting a Muslim teacher's request to take a three-week leave of absence to travel to Mecca. The suit claims that the Berkeley School District discriminated against middle-school instructor Safoorah Khan, whose religion "required" her to perform the hajj, and is seeking damages for this so-called victim. But it's not stopping there. It seeks an order mandating school officials adopt...
  • Few white voters upset about Obama victory despite lingering racism

    09/13/2010 10:08:51 AM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    University of Florida ^ | September 13, 2010 | Unknown
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Racism may be less of a factor in politics than other realms of life, according to a new University of Florida study, which found few white voters in Florida to be upset by the presidential candidacy of a black man, and many to be proud of it. To assess attitudes among white voters in a southern state about Barack Obama's historic election to the presidency, two UF political scientists analyzed results from four statewide telephone surveys -- each involving between 449 and 829 respondents – conducted in the fall of 2008 and spring of 2009. Their study...
  • FULL TRANSCRIPT & VIDEOS: USDA SHIRLEY SHERROD, NAACP, BREITBART, FOXNEWS

    07/22/2010 10:36:31 AM PDT · by FactReal · 73 replies · 2+ views
    FactReal ^ | 7/22/2010 | FactReal
    FACTS & CONTEXT: NAACP VS. BREITBART VIDEOS & TRANSCRIPT OF USDA official Shirley Sherrod’s speech at the NAACP 20th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on March 27, 2010. First are the excerpt videos released by Andrew Breitbart. Transcripts and timeline have been added. Once the NAACP released the full video of their March event, Breitbart published the full video as well. The NAACP full video proved that Breitbart videos were continuous excerpts of Sherrod’s speech without being cut and edited as many in the press are reporting. FoxNews has also provided a timeline of their coverage. (video, report) At the bottom...
  • Cops arrest 83 in raucous Oakland protests [none dare call them riots]

    07/09/2010 10:38:29 AM PDT · by Gondring · 33 replies · 1+ views
    SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle) ^ | Friday, July 9, 2010 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    (07-09) 09:59 PDT OAKLAND -- Law-enforcement officers arrested 83 people during Thursday night's protests in downtown Oakland over the involuntary manslaughter conviction of former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle for the shooting death of train rider Oscar Grant, police said today. The rallies began peacefully but soon degenerated into lawlessness, during which protesters looted businesses, sprayed anti-police graffiti on storefronts, set trash bins on fire and clashed with police wearing gas masks and riot helmets and carrying batons, authorities said. Police from agencies throughout the Bay Area were called in to help Oakland officers. Those arrested were booked on suspicion...
  • Masked and angry, rioters cause chaos [Oakland, CA - The Bosom of Progressiveness ]

    07/09/2010 12:37:21 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 177 replies · 3+ views
    Oakland Tribune and Mercury News ^ | July 9 2010 | Cecily Burt
    As the verdict reached the streets, hundreds converged in downtown Oakland for mostly peaceful protests before swelling to a crowd of more than a thousand, with a hard-core splinter group of rioters clashing with police and wreaking havoc in downtown. By late evening, hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the Bay Area had descended downtown to help local police quell the protesters. Wearing black masks, many looted stores, smashed windows and rolled trash bins into the streets while setting them on fire. At one point, protesters began throwing M-1000 fireworks at law enforcement officers and other demonstrators. Stephen Allen,...
  • Jesse Jackson: Obama 'is the result of our struggles'

    02/01/2010 1:16:31 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 48 replies · 601+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 1, 2010 | Maudelyn Yne Ihe Jiraka
    Created in 1926 by black historian, scholar, educator and publisher Carter G. Woodson, it began as "Negro History Week." By 1976, it morphed into Black History Month -- a celebration of the contributions of blacks to America and their struggles to overcome. From Africa to slavery. The Civil War. Jim Crow and lynchings. Sit-ins and marches. Brown vs. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act. Assassinations. A historic presidency. With history yet to have its full say regarding President Obama, we interviewed a broad spectrum of his fellow Chicagoans and prominent visitors on what the month means to them...
  • Tape shows beating on bus of Belleville West student (with video)

    09/15/2009 6:23:49 AM PDT · by blueyon · 197 replies · 9,536+ views
    Drudge ^ | 9-15-09 | Leah Thorsen
    BELLEVILLE — A Belleville West High School student was beaten aboard a bus on the way to school Monday, and a police spokesman said the beating could be racially motivated. The 17-year-old victim was white and the teen assailants were black. Police released a video of the beating, which shows the victim being punched repeatedly while other students on the bus gather to watch, some cheering. It doesn't appear that the victim did anything to provoke an attack and tried only to defend himself. Police said it all unfolded in a five-minute span. The victim was trying to find a...
  • Black hair still tangled in politics (Multicultural barf alert)(FR mention)

    08/31/2009 12:55:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies · 1,725+ views
    Mpls (Red) Star-Tribune ^ | 8/30/2009 | CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS
    Silky, straight hair has long been considered by many black women to be their crowning glory. So what if getting that look meant enduring the itchy burning that's a hallmark of many chemical straighteners. Or a pricey dependence on "creamy crack," as relaxers are sometimes jokingly called. Getting "good hair" often means transforming one's tightly coiled roots; but it is also more freighted, for many African-American women, and some men, than simply a choice about grooming. Straightening hair has been perceived as a way to be more acceptable to certain relatives, as well as to the white establishment. "If your...
  • Sotomayor Video: Judges Make Policy, Latinas Better Than Whites

    05/26/2009 1:06:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 95 replies · 3,296+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 26, 2009 | By: Kenneth D. Williams
    Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's pick to become the newest Supreme Court justice, is on the record with some controversial remarks about 'diversity,' 'judicial activism' and female judges vs. male judges. For example, the New York Times reported that in 2001, at the annual Judge Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Lecture, Sotomayor had this to say: “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” “Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences,”...
  • Lufkin High School [TX] class sparks concerns of segregation [black females only]

    02/12/2009 11:51:58 AM PST · by freespirited · 4 replies · 731+ views
    KLTV News ^ | 2/12/09
    Some people say it is tailored education, but some concerned parents call it segregation. Lufkin High School is pushing for a course offered only to African American females. Despite the controversy, school authorities say that it may end up benefitting students. "First of all you have to be black and second of all, but equally as important, you have to be female. It's only for black female students" said John Mitchell, the Language Arts Facilitator of LISD. "And, it will always be only for black females." The pilot Black Female Literature Course has some questioning why other students couldn't benefit...
  • Joseph Lowery, Jay-Z and Jeezy (racist vulgar rants after inaguration)

    01/22/2009 9:04:23 AM PST · by wardaddy · 46 replies · 2,606+ views
    thecitizen.com ^ | 1-22-09 | staff
    Joseph Lowery, Jay-Z and Jeezy I watched the inauguration with hundreds of other Democrats on Tuesday and I would say that 98% of them were white. The room we were in was filled with applause, tears, laughter and a sense of community that I had not felt in a long time. We all watched with collective anticipation as the clock approached 12:00 noon because we knew at that moment our country would have a new President, a man who obviously we had all supported and had voted for. And after Obama took the oath of office and the inauguration continued,...
  • Benediction At Obama's Inauguration (Rev. Lowery: "When white will embrace what is right..."

    01/20/2009 11:31:54 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 111 replies · 6,780+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 1/20/2009 | Staff
    Benediction at Obama's inauguration, Rev. Joseph Lowery: 'Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in the back, when brown can stick around... when the red man can get ahead man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen. Say Amen'...
  • The New Face of Racism: Why African-American and Latino Racial Tensions Won’t Disappear Anytime Soon

    12/23/2008 11:53:21 AM PST · by Victory111 · 30 replies · 1,277+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 12-23-08 | Paige Perkins
    The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations recently presented a report about how hate crimes stacked up in Los Angeles County for the year of 2006. The report came back with some interesting figures on the rising tensions between African-American and Latino communities. Hate crimes directed towards African-Americans have been on the rise leading many to abandon their communities. According to an analysis by Manuel Pastor, a University of California, Santa Cruz professor, the Highland Park area was 80 percent black and 20 percent Hispanic in 1980. By 2000, it was 60 percent Hispanic, 40 percent black.
  • March of the Obots

    08/11/2008 7:33:54 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 18 replies · 194+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 11, 2008 | James Lewis
    "This is what we do. Just walkin' the halls all day, baby. F-k class, that s-t's for clowns man. [Laughter from his friends] We don't go to class 'round here. Man, f-k academics. That ain't me, dawg. Academics, we gonna leave that to them nerd-ass mahf-kers. We gon' keep s-t straight hood up in here."  -- From the HBO documentary, Hard Times at Douglass High. quoted by Sonny Bunch in the Weekly Standard, My son-in-law is an Obot. I'm sorry, that's the kindest thing I can say. A specimen of his thinking is this: He likes Barack Obama because...
  • Rodeo Rejects Mediation Request Over Minorities (Houston)

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

    05/24/2008 6:16:44 PM PDT · by freespirited · 52 replies · 1,825+ views
    obamawtf blog ^ | 4/18/08 | OxyMoran
      Senator Obama is one of key leaders in a campaign to make Juneteeth Day a National Holiday in the United States. Juneteeth Day occurs on every June 19th, the anniversary of General Granger announcing the emancipation of slaves in the South West. The Holiday would be celebrated on the third Friday in June. Here's what the NYT wrote about it on 2004: "Most gatherings are decidedly upbeat, but the sobering reason for the holiday has also been part of Juneteenth's growth. Dr. Ronald Myers, the leader of a movement to make Juneteenth a national holiday, says June 19 should...
  • Judge Regrets Kicking Out White Lawyers

    04/02/2008 10:58:31 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 39 replies · 132+ views
    AOL News ^ | 2 April 08 | None
    (April 2) - An Atlanta, Georgia, judge who ordered white lawyers out of his courtroom so he could lecture African-American defendants called that decision a "mistake" Tuesday night. Judge Marvin Arrington says he is fed up with the defendants he keeps seeing in his courtroom. "In retrospect, it was a mistake," Judge Marvin Arrington told CNN. "Because my sheriff said to me, 'Judge, that message should be given to everybody' -- 'Don't violate the law, make something out of yourself, go to school, find a role model, somebody that will help you advance your life.'" Arrington, who is African-American, is...
  • 'Jena Six' defendant accused of assault in Texas

    02/07/2008 6:12:44 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 31 replies · 83+ views
    02/07/08 | Abbey Brown
    Rules--link only http://www.thetowntalk.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080207/NEWS01/802070330/1002
  • Is America Ready For a Failed Obama Candidacy?

    01/11/2008 12:09:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies · 124+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 11, 2008 | Marc Sheppard
    Rather than relieving racial tensions, might an Obama candidacy instead intensify them? Iowa Caucus results quickly shifted many Democrats' sense of Hillary's inevitability to one of Barack's providence.  The smooth-talking senator's surprising historic victory gave fellow blacks and liberal whites a common hope that monumental change was just over the horizon. The happy union didn't last a week. Explaining last week's celebrated upset, Newsday's Martin Evans told of Obama's: "... populist message hat has tapped into the desire of voters here to end decades of infighting between Democrats and Republicans, and to banish traditions of racial politics that have divided...
  • Racial Hoaxes and the NAACP (Fake but Accurate NAACP Defense)

    12/12/2007 12:00:34 PM PST · by VA Voter · 21 replies · 430+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/12/07 | Professor Walter Williams
    Last May, firefighters at a Baltimore, Md., fire station came under scrutiny for displaying a deer with an afro wig, gold tooth, gold chain and a cigarette hanging from its mouth. Marvin "Doc" Cheatham, president of the Baltimore chapter of the NAACP, went ballistic, charging, "There is now and has been a culture of racism and white supremacy within the Baltimore City Fire Department." As it turns out, it was a black fireman who dressed up the critter. Cheatham refused to apologize for his accusations of fire department racism, maintaining "there is now and has been a culture of racism...
  • US minorities don't trust each other

    12/12/2007 11:31:18 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 76 replies · 1,040+ views
    Breibart.com via The Drudge Report ^ | Dec 12 01:27 PM US/Eastern | AFP Staff
    The three main minorities in the United States -- blacks, Hispanics and Asians -- have little trust for each other and hold prejudiced views about Americans of different ethnic origins to their own, a poll showed Wednesday. "This extraordinary poll reveals some unflattering realities that exist in America today," said Sandy Close, head of new America Media (NAM) which sponsored the poll together with ethnic media groups. Forty-four percent of Hispanics and 47 percent of Asians are "afraid of African-Americans because they are responsible for most of the crime," the survey of 1,105 adults drawn from the three ethnic groups...
  • Woman beaten on bus

    12/06/2007 10:55:04 AM PST · by rjsimmon · 300 replies · 588+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Dec 6, 2007 | Luke Broadwater
    As Sarah Kreager, 26, tried to sit down on a Baltimore City bus Tuesday, police say, a middle-schooler told her she couldn’t. When she attempted to take another seat, a middle-schooler wouldn’t let her. Finally, according to police, Kreager just sat down. She was “immediately attacked” by nine students — three females and six males — from Robert Poole Middle School. They punched and kicked her at 2:59 p.m. at the intersection of 33rd Street and Chestnut Avenue, according to Maryland Transit Administration police. Kreager was dragged off the bus and her boyfriend, Troy Ennis, attempted to get her back...
  • Black Firefighter Admits Placing Noose, Note [But since he's black, he won't be charged]

    12/05/2007 7:51:42 AM PST · by grundle · 60 replies · 2,076+ views
    A black firefighter admitted he placed a knotted rope and threatening note with a drawing of a noose in an East Baltimore fire station last month.The firefighter has since been suspended for other performance-related issues, but will also likely face additional punishment for his act, officials said. City officials said the man admitted to the hoax and will not face criminal charges.Officials identified the man as Donald Maynard, a firefighter-paramedic apprentice who is black. The incident sparked outrage and led to a federal investigation into charges of racism. It was also the latest in a series of other incidents over...
  • Man killed after child was hit by car (beaten to death by several men)

    06/20/2007 1:54:44 PM PDT · by traumer · 57 replies · 2,325+ views
    Vehicle's passenger was beaten to death by several men, police say. AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF A group of men fatally beat a passenger in a car that police said accidentally struck a child outside an East Austin apartment complex, police said today. As many as 3,000 people were in the area following a Juneteenth celebration at the time, officials said. Austin police Cmdr. Harold Piatt estimated that dozens were in the parking lot of the Booker T. Washington apartment complex at the time and that preliminary information shows no witnesses apparently tried to prevent or stop the attack. "At this point, we...
  • Duke Prosecutor Nifong To Be Disbarred

    06/16/2007 1:28:45 PM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 224 replies · 9,589+ views
    AP ^ | 6/16/07 | Staff
    <p>Nifong Accepts Disbarment David Freedman, Mike Nifong's attorney, has just announced that Nifong has accepted that disbarment is an "appropriate" penalty, and has accepted both disbarment and waived the right to appeal.</p>
  • Backers claim Justice Department using William Jefferson (D-La) as a scapegoat (Brownshirts blamed)

    06/13/2007 4:15:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 752+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/13/07 | CAIN BURDEAU
    Group Annouces Support for JeffersonWednesday June 13, 7:02 pm ET By Cain Burdeau, Associated Press Writer Jefferson Backers Claim Justice Department Using Indicted Congressman As a Scapegoat NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Supporters of a Democratic congressman charged with bribery and money laundering harkened to their civil rights days on Wednesday as they denounced the allegations against U.S. Rep. William Jefferson. The group, including ministers and the president of the local chapter of the NAACP, alleged the 16-count corruption indictment was the work of a Republican White House and Justice Department scheming to target black Democratic leaders and shift attention from...
  • The Smog of Race War in LA

    04/14/2007 12:28:19 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 23 replies · 906+ views
    Yahoo/The Nation ^ | Mar 21, 12:18 PM ET | Roberto Lovato
    The Smog of Race War in LA Roberto Lovato Wed Mar 21, 12:18 PM ET The Nation -- These days, Chris Bowers wakes up every morning to a vivid reminder that crossing borders can get you killed in South LA's Harbor Gateway area. Just outside the fence in front of his rented stucco house on Harvard Boulevard is a silver scooter, an assortment of dried flowers and a dozen candles bearing religious messages written in Spanish and English--a makeshift memorial to Cheryl Green, the 14-year-old whose murder last December by members of the 204th Street Gang sparked accusations of Latino...