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  • Waco shooting: Purple Heart recipient among nine bikers killed

    05/21/2015 4:16:12 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 172 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 21 May 2015 17.24 EDT | Associated Press in Waco
    One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group. An Associated Press review of Texas court records and a database maintained by the state department of public safety turned up no criminal history in Texas for Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, 65, of New Braunfels. And his son Vincent Ramirez told the San Antonio Express-News that he was not violent.
  • Black Racism Fatigue Will Hurt Democrats in 2016

    05/21/2015 11:07:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    Conservatives say "you can be somebody." Liberals say "you should hate somebody." The latter mentality is exactly what we've seen play out in Ferguson and Baltimore. Black riots, dead cops at the hands of black youths, thugs memorialized as heroes and our first lady who's grown up privileged, gives a speech at Tuskegee University in front of more privileged blacks as if she just dried off after being hosed down by Democrat Bull Connor. Give me a break! Students who are inheriting a post-civil rights America have been conditioned to believe they're getting a pre-civil rights America thanks to our...
  • Liberal Professor: "White People are a Big [Expletive] Problem"

    05/20/2015 1:17:24 PM PDT · by rightistight · 105 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/20/15 | Aurelius
    <p>Adam Kotsko, a professor at Shimer College in Chicago, has had enough of white people. Not only are they a "big f*cking problem," according to Dr. Kotsko, but they have "nothing to offer anymore." Dr. Kotsko is white.</p> <p>"Overall, I’m inclined to say that — while modernization would have brought about considerable disruption, exploitation, and suffering in any case — there’s at least a chance that modernity would not have taken on its distinctively racist form had one of the Muslim powers gotten there first."</p>
  • Obama to unleash 'community organizers' on crime-filled cities

    05/20/2015 7:14:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    wnd.com ^ | May 20, 2015
    The Department of Justice announced it will send millions of dollars to various community-activist groups to combat urban crime and reduce tensions between racial minorities and the police. But critics believe such policies will only fuel further unrest by funding many of the so-called “community organizers” responsible for creating anti-police sentiment in American cities. To spread awareness of the new campaign, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch toured Cincinnati Tuesday and identified the city as a model for how police departments around the country should operate. Until recently, Cincinnati operated under a “Collaborative Agreement” after a 2001 police shooting. The agreement...
  • Bernie Sanders makes the pitch for free college tuition

    05/19/2015 10:28:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show ^ | May 19, 2015 | Steve Benen
    Even Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) most ardent supporters would probably concede, albeit grudgingly, that he faces very long odds in the 2016 presidential race. So why run? Because there’s value in having a national platform for bold, progressive ideas that might otherwise be ignored. Bloomberg Politics reported yesterday, for example, on Sanders’ new plan to make public college tuition-free in the United States. The plan will provide tuition-free higher education to students at four-year colleges, the statement said, and is modeled after the way many European nations handle the costs of college. “Countries like Germany, Denmark, Sweden and many more...
  • Study: Lyrics of No. 1 Hit Songs Average a Third-Grade Reading Level

    05/19/2015 8:46:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Have you ever been driving along, listening to the latest hit song on a Top 20 radio station, and thought, “Man, these lyrics are really dumb?” Well, you’re not alone. According to a new study conducted by data wiz Andrew Powell-Morse, the lyrics for the last decade’s No. 1 hit songs average a third-grade reading level. Powell-Morse analyzed 225 songs that had spent three or more weeks atop the Billboard charts in four different genres (R&B/Hip-Hop, Country, Pop, and Rock) and found that a second-grader with slightly higher-than-average reading comprehension skills would have no problem grasping the lyrics. While...
  • Senator Says NFL Priorities “Screwed Up” [semi-satire]

    05/19/2015 10:36:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2015 | John Semmens
    The announcement that the New England Patriots and Quarterback Tom Brady would be penalized for cheating drove Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) into a frenzy. “I find it stunning that the NFL cares more about how much air is in a football than it cares about a racist franchise name,” Reid raved. “No one need have known about the under-inflated balls. Covertly tipping the scales is simply business-as-usual. By going public with this scandal the NFL has ‘shot itself in the foot,’ and to what end?” “The much more serious offense is the refusal of the Washington team to...
  • Victims? Aren't We All!

    05/19/2015 9:57:25 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 15 replies
    Self | 5/19/15 | Me
    Will someone please inform our so-called President it's not 1860 and that neither him or Michelle Obama have ever been slaves. Even at the height of slavery during the Antebellum period, less than 2% of the population were slave owners; which by the way, included black Americans amongst their infamous ranks. This of course is omitting the trivial facts African tribes sold their brethren into bondage for everyday trinkets and that nearly 400,000 white men died to procure their freedom. I'm also guessing our myopic pastor of prejudice forgot that the KKK was specifically forged as the terrorist arm of...
  • Watch: Michelle’s Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson

    05/19/2015 5:53:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 18, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Watch: Michelle’s Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson VIDEO B. Christopher Agee May 18, 2015 at 2:32pm In a recent installment of Zonation, host Alfonzo Rachel reacted to Michelle Obama’s recent commencement address at Tuskegee University. As Western Journalism reported, the first lady used the forum to spread a message of victimhood among black graduates. “I’m disappointed that the students at Tuskegee University didn’t get up and walk out on Michelle Obama’s speech,” Rachel said. “It’s like the graduates spent all that time at the college and didn’t learn anything worth a hard donut.”
  • Boston Universit Prof in Racist Tweet Flap Accused of Trolling White Rape Victim

    05/18/2015 9:49:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    Boston University, which has already condemned the racist Tweets of an incoming faculty member, has now been sent an outrageous Facebook exchange in which a poster who identifies herself as the controversial sociology professor mercilessly ridicules a white rape victim. Saida Grundy, a newly hired professor at Boston University who recently said she regrets tweeting that white males are a "problem population," and other racially charged comments, is now accused of Facebook posts in which she appeared to taunt a white rape victim. That victim, Meghan Chamberlin, told FoxNews.com that the posts, made in a February public chat, felt “like...
  • Boston University prof in racist tweet flap accused of trolling white rape victim (Saida Grundy)

    05/18/2015 11:05:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Maxim Lott
    Saida Grundy, a newly hired professor at Boston University who recently said she regrets tweeting that white males are a "problem population," and other racially charged comments, is now accused of Facebook posts in which she appeared to taunt a white rape victim. That victim, Meghan Chamberlin, told FoxNews.com that the posts, an a February public chat, felt “like a kick in the stomach.” *snip* Chamberlin, the rape survivor, responded: “No really. I got it. You can take your claws out, thanks.” To which Grundy exploded: “^^THIS IS THE S**T I AM TALKING ABOUT. WHY DO YOU GET TO PLAY...
  • Idiot liberal judge dismisses 111 of 112 jurors as too White in 92% White county

    05/18/2015 10:30:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/18/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It is the job of a defense lawyer to say anything that comes to mind to help his/her client. This doesn’t mean it has to make sense or a judge has to accept it. Nevertheless, recently a lawyer in Iowa got an idiot judge to dismiss 111 of 112 potential jurors because they are White. This argument was accepted and acted upon by a half-witted female judge who is clearly so sick with liberalism that she has no business being in a position of power over people. The county involved, Webster County Iowa is 92% White. The facts of the...
  • Affirmative action at its finest

    05/18/2015 9:55:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 18, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Affirmative action at its finest It is extremely easy to pass the New York Fire Department’s written test.The test is multiple choice.And it’s open book.And the questions are insultingly easy – here are three examples of actual questions from the test:A group of firefighters and their officer respond to a fifth floor apartment in a seven-story building. When they arrive at the apartment, they are told that the contents of a wastepaper basket was on fire, and the fire was extinguished prior to their arrival. The officer instructs the firefighters to ventilate, or remove, the smoke...
  • 15 Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea

    05/18/2015 9:14:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30 2015 | Christopher Ingraham
    Inequality in Baltimore has been thrust into the national spotlight this week, with riots and civil unrest in that city following the funeral of Freddie Gray. This inequality has roots that stretch deep into the past. It's been exasperated by bad policy decisions in the present-day. And it makes itself felt in every aspect of life in the city, from the racial composition of neighborhoods to the number of empty houses standing in them. For another illustration, let's look at a hypothetical case of two babies born on the same day this year in Baltimore. One is born in Roland...
  • Duke University Professor on Leave After Racist Online Comments Spark Outrage [Racist?]

    05/17/2015 11:15:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | May 17, 2015 | Daniel Politi
    A Duke University professor has reportedly been placed on leave after posting racist comments online that included talk of “the blacks” and “the Asians.” Jerry Hough commented on a New York Times editorial titled “How Racism Doomed Baltimore”...The key question,though,according to Hough, “is whether my comments were largely accurate. In writing me, no one has said I was wrong, just racist.”....full comments in the New York Times:This editorial is what is wrong. The Democrats are an alliance of Westchester and Harlem,of Montgomery County and intercity Baltimore. Westchester and Montgomery get a Citigroup asset stimulus policy that triples the market. The...
  • (Democrat) California Senate Candidate Caught Ridiculing Native Americans

    05/17/2015 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Time ^ | May 16, 2015 | Justin Worland
    [California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, a U.S. Senate candidate] Sanchez used an offensive gesture before a group of Indian Americans [Snip] In a video captured by an observer, Sanchez tells a story about how she was invited to an event by what she thought was a Native American group. “I’m going to his office, thinking I’m going to meet with a… ” Sanchez said before clapping her hand over her mouth and making a chanting sound.
  • Big-mouth Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby wants everyone else to shut up

    05/17/2015 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 16, 2015
    After Marilyn Mosby‘s moment in the sun, where she delivered a 1960s-style speech to announce charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore prosecutor is now asking the court to impose a gag order, according to CBS Baltimore. The order would prevent attorneys and witnesses for both sides from releasing information or commenting publicly about the case.
  • Baltimore Officials: Peaceful Protesters Torched 61 Buildings, Damaged 350 Businesses ...

    05/16/2015 9:48:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 13, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Complete Headline: Baltimore Officials: Peaceful Protesters Torched 61 Buildings, Damaged 350 Businesses, Injured 113 Officers The Joys of Democratic Leadership… Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told reporters after a night of looting and fires that city officials gave the violent Freddie Gray protesters “space” to destroy property. Video of Democrat Mayor announcing her giving looters space to destroyBoy, did she ever! Baltimore officials upped their tally of destroyed and torched businesses this week. ** At least 61 buildings were torched. ** Over 144 vehicles were torched. ** 350 businesses were damaged ** And 113 police officers were injured.
  • The First Lady of Microagressions

    05/16/2015 2:37:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 15, 2015 | Rich Lowry, editor
    Michelle Obama gave a commencement address at Tuskegee University that was a ringing call for the graduates not to be discouraged by her whining. Much of the first lady’s speech was what is right and proper for a Tuskegee commencement, drawing on the story of the determination and skill of the Tuskegee Airmen. But she devoted a long passage to her own struggles that was off-key and characteristically self-pitying. Few women in modern America have been the focus of as much adulation as Michelle Obama, a Princeton University and Harvard Law School graduate who was making almost $270,000 by the...
  • North Carolina Students Accused of Racism While Learning History from Yankees

    05/15/2015 1:05:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Liz Harrison
    “So, you're a jew-hating b***. You even have that b***'s eyes and nose!”It was a harsh comment, but at least it was anticipated. I asked for it because I took a picture of some unnamed cousins in SS uniforms to school for history class. While I never did find out their names, they still remain in my family tree somewhere, along with other relatives that fought against and were held prisoner by the Nazis. It would have been easier to take in the pictures of the GI's that were closer relations, but their history wasn't in danger of being lost,...
  • Miami Beach Police Officers Exchanged Racist Emails: State Attorney

    05/14/2015 6:06:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    WTVJ-TV, official sponsor of annual homosexual parade in Miami Beach ^ | 5/14/15 | Willard Shepard, Jamie Guirola and Brian Hamacher
    More than a dozen Miami Beach Police officers exchanged hundreds of racist, homophobic and pornographic emails, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Thursday.... "Minorities and women were being demeaned in these emails that were sent between the officers, nude photographs were passed around and emails portraying offensive sexual acts were disseminated," Fernandez Rundle said. The images included jokes about President Barack Obama and golfer Tiger Woods. One image depicted a "Black Monopoly" board game where every square said "go to jail."
  • Baltimore's Problems Not Rooted in Racist Police

    05/14/2015 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Department’s practices are unconstitutional and violate civil rights; in short, whether or not the police force there is racist. It will come as no surprise if the investigation concludes that it is, because accusing the department of racism diverts attention from the city's real problem: Baltimore, a laboratory for liberal policies, is a failed city that has shortchanged the poor for decades. Baltimore has received over $1.8 billion in stimulus money from the Obama administration, including $467.1 million to invest in education and...
  • Two Baltimore City Jail Correctional Officers Caught On Video Looting A 7-11

    05/14/2015 4:03:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 13, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Two correctional officers who work at the Baltimore City jail were suspended without pay Wednesday after video emerged showing them looting a 7-11 store during last month’s riots. Tamika Cobb and Kendra Richard were charged with theft and two counts of burglary, according to a statement released by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). Investigators DPSCS and with the Intelligence and Investigative Division responded to a tip that the pair had joined in looting a closed 7-11 convenience store near downtown Baltimore on April 25. That was the first day of major unrest following the April...
  • The Liberal Icon Who is Also One of the Most Racist Women in History

    05/13/2015 3:11:35 PM PDT · by lionstar · 25 replies
    News/Talk 1130 WISN ^ | May 13th 2015 | Dan O'Donnell
    She was one of the most racist women in history, so virulent in her hatred of the people she called “impure” that she made it her life’s mission to decimate their population. She wrote, “[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.” Later, she said that she wanted to “give dysgenic groups [people with ‘bad genes’] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.” According to her, this was necessary, since to...
  • Students Split Over Racist BU Professor As University Walks The Line

    05/13/2015 10:29:31 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/13/15 | Derek Hunter
    Students Split Over Racist BU Professor As University Walks The Line Saida Grundy was all set to start at Boston University in July as an associate professor of sociology and African American Studies, but her comments on race on social media may put that job in doubt. Grundy, who is black, has sent a lot of tweets many BU students find racist and inappropriate for a professor to express. But other students defend Grundy on the grounds that they believe blacks can’t be racist.
  • The irony of Michelle Obama’s shameless, “Woe is me and thee” speech at Tuskegee Institute

    05/13/2015 8:46:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Michelle Obama’s commencement speech at Tuskegee Institute was a shameless litany of all the problems Blacks HAD over their history in America and those she felt had personally harmed her. Allowing that Blacks have made ANY progress whatsoever, especially in the past fifty years, would be absolutely not possible in the world she and her husband inhabit. Tuskegee Institute is a relative success story among the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU.) It was founded in 1881 and one of its driving forces was a former slave named Booker T. Washington, a man who recognized the opportunities that were presented...
  • The First Lady’s Moving (But Untrue) Stories of Racial Slights

    05/13/2015 6:29:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/13/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    She’s baaaaaaaack. And she’s maaaaaad. First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Tuskegee University last weekend. She’ll do it again next week at Ohio’s Oberlin College — the UC Berkeley of the Midwest, Ground Zero for racial grievance-mongering and fake hate crimes. Commencement FLOTUS is not the same first lady who shows up on Ellen or The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon wearing her pastel cardigan, Chuck Taylors, and a megawatt grin. No, this frowny-faced Michelle Obama talks and squawks like Al Sharpton in Jimmy Choo kitten heels. At Tuskegee, FLOTUS traded her affable TV persona for...
  • Boston University ‘deeply saddened’ by Saida Grundy’s racially-charged tweets ($$ talks BS walks)

    05/13/2015 6:09:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    "....In response to media inquiries about Ms. Grundy’s racially-charged sentiments in relation to her new job with the school, BU officials at first defended the professor, saying she was exercising her right to free speech. Then, following a barrage of angry emails from students and threats from alumni vowing to yank their donations, the school issued a new statement. “The University does not condone racism or bigotry in any form and we are deeply saddened when anyone makes such offensive comments,” BU spokesman Colin Riley told Fox News......
  • Officers busted in drug sting{suppose this was racist by the FBI}

    http://www.wjhl.com/story/29019509/11-nc-officers-busted-in-i-95-area-drug-operation-authorities-say Arrested were: •Ikeisha Jacobs, 32, a deputy with the Northampton County Sheriff's Office •Jason Boon, 29, a Northampton deputy •Jimmy Pair, 48, a Northampton deputy •Curtis Boone, 31, a Northampton deputy •Thomas Jefferson Allen II, 37, a Northampton deputy •Wardie Vincent Jr., 35, a former Northampton deputy •Cory Jackson, 43, formerly with the Northampton County Sheriff's Office •Antonio Tillmon, 31, a Windsor City policeman •Adrienne Moody, 39, a North Carolina correctional officer •Alaina Sue Kamling, 27, a North Carolina correctional officer •Kavon Phillips, 25, a North Carolina correctional officer •Lann Tjuan Clanton, 36, a correctional officer with the Virginia...
  • The Dark Politics of "White Privilege"

    05/13/2015 12:32:00 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 27 replies
    Self | 05/13/15 | Me
    In the latest chapter of the left’s ongoing campaign to immortalize the grandfather clause of social justice, but more specifically to compensate America along racial lines, comes the politically convenient creation of “White Privilege”. Because the word “racism” obviously doesn’t denote enough singular intent to indict white America as the sole purveyors of hate, victimization has now evolved into blaming the pale subjects of suburbia as the greatest impetus for urban crime, poverty, civil unrest, and societal division. If “White Privilege” is truly designed to infer advantage or favoritism, then why did I grow up in a blue collar home,...
  • University Report: A Room Full of White People Is a Microaggression

    05/12/2015 11:04:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 12, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Apparently, just being in certain rooms is a microaggression. According to a new report released by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, just “walking into or sitting in” a classroom full of white people is a microaggression in itself. “Students of color reported feeling uncomfortable and unwelcomed just walking into or sitting in the classroom, especially if they were the only person of color, or one of a few,” stated the report, which designated the experience a microaggression. “People do not necessarily say I do not belong, but I feel as if I do not when I am in a...
  • Black Professor Regrets Comments Critical of White Students

    05/12/2015 2:41:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 12, 2015 | By PHILIP MARCELO
    An incoming Boston University professor says she regrets racially charged tweets she made disparaging white men. Black professor Saida Grundy called "white college males" a "problem population" in a Twitter account that's now private. She also declared "white masculinity is THE problem for America's colleges." She says in a statement issued Tuesday she regrets that her passion led her to speak "indelicately."
  • 'I can't be racist because I'm an ethnic minority woman', says university diversity officer...

    05/12/2015 12:45:06 PM PDT · by rightistight · 91 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 5/12/15 | ROBIN DE PEYER
    A student union officer who banned white people and men from an event promoting equality has claimed she "cannot be racist" because she is an ethnic minority woman. Goldsmiths University's student union welfare and diversity officer Bahar Mustafa sparked a backlash when she told white people and men they should not attend an event on "diversifying the curriculum". She wrote on Facebook: “Invite loads of BME Women and non-binary people!! Also, if you’ve been invited and you’re a man and/or white PLEASE DON’T COME just cos I invited a bunch of people and hope you will be responsible enough to...
  • As Global Number of Pupils Soars, Education Falls Behind

    05/12/2015 12:40:19 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 12, 2015 | Eduardo Porter
    A quarter of a century ago, barely half the children of primary school age in sub-Saharan Africa were enrolled in school. By 2012 the share was 78 percent. In South Asia, primary school enrollment jumped to 94 percent from 75 percent over the same period. This didn’t happen by chance. Policy makers around the world have come to understand the importance of learning for every aspect of human development. Universal primary education was one of the United Nations’ core Millennium Development Goals, which mobilized large amounts of aid in the first decade of the century for poor countries to expand...
  • First Lady's Critics Have Much to Learn (You Freepers need to shut up alert)

    05/12/2015 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 12, 2015 | Richard Cohen
    Sometimes I think that Rush Limbaugh is the dumbest man in America. This happens whenever I take him at face value and forget that he is basically an entertainer with contempt for his audience. He will tell them anything. Last week, as if to validate my opinion of him, he went after Michelle Obama for playing the "race card" at the dedication of a museum in New York City. He described her as angry and complaining. The word he should have used was "right." I would even have settled for "interesting." After all, when the first lady of the United...
  • Michelle Obama Should Have Read the Founder of Tuskegee University Before She Spoke There

    05/12/2015 9:31:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2015
    First lady Michelle Obama may know the names of the world’s most famous clothes designers, and she may even know how to dance the Uptown Funk, but judging from her commencement speech to the graduates of a historically black university in Alabama, America’s race-baiting FLOTUS knows nothing about great American civil rights leader, accomplished scholar, and founder of Tuskegee University, the late Booker T. Washington. Michelle Obama’s remarks at the commencement sounded more like she was paying homage to W.E.B. DuBois, who believed in civil rights via agitation and political activism, than DuBois’ adversary, ex-slave Booker Taliaferro Washington, who wrote...
  • Justice Dept. official to U.N. council: U.S. must 'do better' on policing

    05/12/2015 9:13:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/11/2015 | Kelley Cohen
    The United States admitted that more needs to be done to uphold its civil rights laws........."The tragic deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Michael Brown in Missouri, Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Ohio and Walter Scott in South Carolina have ... challenged us to do better and to work harder for progress," he said. The U.S. is currently undergoing a Universal Periodic Review of its rights record, something all 193 U.N. countries must undergo every four years
  • Horror injuries of man, 61, after near fatal attack by pack of FIFTY teens

    A 17-year-old boy has been charged as an adult for his role in beating a 61-year-old alongside a group of approximately 50 other teens in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 22. Richard Fletcher was brutally beaten by the teens after he went outside to ask two girls who were fighting on top of his truck to move along and continue their dispute elsewhere. The mob of teens began to hit and kick Fletcher until he fell to the ground, but the attack didn't end. After the beating last month, Fletcher was left with broken eye sockets, a broken nose, broken ribs...
  • Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby under fire for political, celebrity conduct

    05/11/2015 5:49:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    Comparisons drawn to Duke lacrosse, George Zimmerman casesMarilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City State Attorney in charge of prosecuting six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray, Jr., is coming under increasing criticism from defense attorneys and legal scholars who think she is politicizing the case and using her prosecutorial power to create her own celebrity. Ms. Mosby has raised eyebrows in several quarters with a media blitz that has spanned from a CNN interview that focused on her courtship with her city councilman husband to her decision to appear on stage with Prince during a rock concert for a...
  • Lonnae O’Neal: A lot of white folks could use a racial primer (Washington Post barf alert)

    05/11/2015 11:20:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Lonnae O'Neal
    It can be exhausting trying to bring white people up to a basic racial literacy. Many don’t even know what they don’t know about privilege and history, and often either don’t take responsibility for their own education or expect you to educate them. And I wish there were a racial primer out there somewhere — mandatory reading — with five or 10 basic facts about housing, education, criminal justice and employment. Or maybe a simple overview so that before we enter into meaningful conversations around issues that are front and center before our nation, I don’t have to go person...
  • How Tippi Hedren made Vietnamese refugees into nail salon magnates

    05/04/2015 8:14:53 AM PDT · by keat · 73 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 3 May 2015 | Regan Morris
    When actress Tippi Hedren visited a Vietnamese refugee camp in California 40 years ago, the Hollywood star's long, polished fingernails dazzled the women there. Hedren flew in her personal manicurist to teach a group of 20 refugees the art of manicures. Those 20 women - mainly the wives of high-ranking military officers and at least one woman who worked in military intelligence - went on to transform the industry, which is now worth about $8bn (Ł5.2bn) and is dominated by Vietnamese Americans. "We were trying to find vocations for them," says Hedren, who is perhaps best known for starring in...
  • Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures to Protect Workers at Nail Salons

    05/11/2015 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 11, 2015 | By SARAH MASLIN NIR
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered emergency measures on Sunday to combat the wage theft and health hazards faced by the thousands of people who work in New York State’s nail salon industry. Effective immediately, he said in a statement, a new, multiagency task force will conduct salon-by-salon investigations, institute new rules that salons must follow to protect manicurists from the potentially dangerous chemicals found in nail products, and begin a six-language education campaign to inform them of their rights. Nail salons that do not comply with orders to pay workers back wages, or are unlicensed, will be shut down. The...
  • Black Families Matter

    05/11/2015 7:22:40 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | May 11, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake made all the right noises Monday night as she discussed her city’s response to the unrest enveloping it after the unexplained death while in police custody of Freddie Gray, but she lost more than a few critics willing to give her the benefit of the doubt when she said that “anyone who wants to add to the calls for peace in our city is welcome” – including Al Sharpton.
  • White-Led White Shaming - Even progressives are getting tired of privilege-checking

    05/11/2015 2:16:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 11, 2015 | Dain Fitzgerald
    The notion of checking one’s privilege — white, male, cisgendered, and otherwise — has caught on to the point of triggering the inevitable backlash. And while the right has always scoffed at the notion as being divisive and unhelpful, even when they agree with the idea of class war (sort of), the left is beginning to find it all a bit heckle-worthy too. Over at the heady and increasingly influential Jacobin, Connor Kilpatrick condemns the idea of privilege-checking as a deviation from issues of real power: Right now Americans are inundated with a variety of liberal politics that try to...
  • Sanitizing Higher Education [Ministry of Truth]

    05/10/2015 11:50:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2015 | Robert Weissberg
    "...............Though I did not teach at the U of I when this survey was conducted, I’m pretty sure that the reactions of these offended students is accurate for the simple reason that many blacks and Hispanics are in over their heads. Beginning in 1975 I regularly taught classes with affirmative action blacks (the university at that time identified them) and their academic deficiencies were obvious (but not true for Asians). Their classroom comments were often uninformed and thus treated with disdain judged by the facial reactions of their smarter classmates. Their grades were also often dismal.Now, how is all this...
  • Trayvon Martin’s mother: ‘Collectively we have a problem’

    05/10/2015 9:26:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Fusion ^ | May 7, 2015 | Jorge Rivas
    It’s been three years since Sybrina Fulton’s son was shot and killed by a vigilante neighbor in Florida. Now, she says, after seeing what’s happened to other young black unarmed men, it’s never been clearer that Trayvon’s skin color led to him being profiled and killed. “It was not about that hoodie, and I need to tell you that,” Fulton told a standing room only crowd in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “It was absolutely about the color of his skin.” Fulton, who became an activist against gun violence after Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012, spoke during a discussion hosted by...
  • Michelle Obama Lets Loose on Race in Graduation Speech

    05/10/2015 4:48:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 63 replies
    Finance Powered by Trendolizer ^ | 10 MAy 15 | David Knowles
    Excerpt......"As potentially the first African-American first lady, I was also the focus of another set of questions and speculations, conversations sometimes rooted in the fears and misperceptions of others," she told the class of 2015. "Was I too loud or too emasculating? Or was I too soft? Too much of a mom and not enough of a career woman?" Directing her remarks directly toward her African American audience, Obama spoke from her own experience on how racial inequality impacts opportunity. "The road ahead is not going to be easy," Obama said, "It never is, especially for folks like you and...
  • First Lady: 'Sting' of Racism 'Didn't Hold Me Back'

    05/10/2015 11:43:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 9, 2015 | Erin Dooley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During a passionate address at historically black Tuskegee University Saturday, Michelle Obama said she refused to let the "sting" of racial bias define her. "Over the years, folks have used plenty of interesting words to describe me. One said I exhibited a little bit of 'uppityism,'" the first lady said. "Cable news charmingly referred to me as 'Obama's baby mamma.' "All of the chatter, the name-calling, the doubting, all of it was just noise," she said. "It did not define me, it didn't change who I was, and most importantly, it couldn't hold me back." Conjuring up the incidents in...
  • Who’da Thunk It? ‘Diverse’ Cities Are Most Segregated

    05/10/2015 11:04:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 4 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    When I was a freshman at the University of Chicago in 1996, I heard the same thing again and again: Do not leave the boundaries of Hyde Park. Do not go north of 47th Street. Do not go south of 61st Street. Do not go west of Cottage Grove Avenue. These boundaries were fairly explicit, almost to the point of being an official university policy. The campus police department was not committed to protecting students beyond the area, and the campus safety brochure advised students not to use the “El” train stops just a couple of blocks beyond them unless...
  • Educational Standards Demanding Hard Work Called Discriminatory[semi-satire]

    05/10/2015 10:27:13 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 May 2015 | John Semmens
    California’s Pacific Educational Group (PEG) denounced educational standards that require students to study and work hard in order to graduate as “discrimination against Black students.” PEG co-chair Kenneth K. Knowlton asserted that “Blacks are less likely to respond to fundamental ideas like working hard to achieve success, or being on time for school or work. The notion that such attitudes ought to be instilled in every student is a racist endeavor that seeks to submerge this vital subculture.” “What’s more, the contention that hard work is a key to success is belied by reality,” Knowlton maintained. “A significant segment of...