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  • Human Rights Watchdog Demands End to America’s Racial Discrimination (United Nations)

    08/31/2014 2:06:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rmuse
    It is beyond refute that the United States is a world leader, and exceptional, in several categories, although not in those that portray the richest nation in the world in a favorable light. Oh, it is true that America’s military is without peer, American corporations pay some of the lowest tax rates in the world, and the wealthy elite holding most of the nation’s wealth pay minimal taxes compared to most other countries. However, the United States also leads the world in the number of citizens incarcerated, number of guns in the population, number of gun-related homicides, lowest median income...
  • From Emmett Till to Michael Brown, a story as old as America itself

    08/31/2014 2:29:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 30, 2014 | Gov. Ted Strickland and Judith Browne Dianis
    Familiarity breeds contempt. For two weeks now, as we’ve watched the events in Ferguson, Missouri unfold, there’s been a vulgar familiarity about them. The grieving family, the protesters, the police in gas masks and military garb: They all seemed locked into a story as old as America itself. It is the story of implicit bias, black pain, disenfranchised communities and systemic racism. Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer when he was stopped for walking in the middle of a street. Witnesses say Brown put his hands up and said “Don’t shoot” to Officer Darren Wilson. The police,...
  • An Eyewitness Account of Violence in Ferguson, Mo.

    08/30/2014 6:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Black Voice News ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jazelle Hunt
    At noon on Saturday, August 9, Michael Brown, 18, and his friend, Dorian Johnson, crossed paths with Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer, Darren Wilson. By 12:04 p.m., Wilson had fatally shot Brown six times. His body was left out for hours as other officers responded to the scene. The next evening, his family and community gathered at the site of his death for a vigil in his honor. After a while, they decided to march down West Florissant Ave. to a QuikTrip gas station/convenience store. After that, the details of what is happening in Ferguson become murky, depending on the source....
  • When Whites Just Don’t Get It: After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less (Groan)

    08/30/2014 5:29:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2014 | Nicholas Kristof
    MANY white Americans say they are fed up with the coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. A plurality of whites in a recent Pew survey said that the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News reflected that weariness, saying: “All you hear is grievance, grievance, grievance, money, money, money.” Indeed, a 2011 study by scholars at Harvard and Tufts found that whites, on average, believed that anti-white racism was a bigger problem than anti-black racism. Yes, you read that right! So let me push back at what I...
  • Hundreds of protesters march in Ferguson (again), demanding justice in Michael Brown killing

    08/30/2014 3:10:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | August 30, 2014 | Lisa Brown and Samantha Liss
    Hundreds of protesters clogged South Florrisant Road in front of the Ferguson Police Department as they demanded justice in the shooting of Michael Brown three weeks ago. The crowd grew rapidly beginning about 1 p.m. after earlier marching from the site of Brown's shooting by a police officer to a city park, where Brown's family spoke. The march was billed as a protest "against police killings, brutality, profiling and legal cover-ups." Organizers said people would be coming from around the country for the march. Many people carried signs and there were people honking horns and shouting "Justice for Michael Brown."
  • U.N. urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Missouri shooting

    08/29/2014 6:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 29, 2014 | Stephanie Nebehay
    The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record. "Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Noureddine Amir, CERD committee vice chairman, told a news briefing. Teenager Michael...
  • OP-ED: We Need the Legalization of Being Black

    08/29/2014 5:55:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Juvenile Justice Information Exchange ^ | August 29, 2014 | John Lash
    I have sometimes imagined that because of my time in prison I can understand what it is like to be black in the United States. I lived for nearly 25 years under conditions of control, viewed with suspicion and presumed dangerous. The law enforcement that ran the prisons were taught to view prisoners as an enemy, and that things could go wrong at any moment and they often responded with preemptive or excessive force. It was also a world full of black prisoners, who far outnumbered the other races, so I lived as a minority and sometimes suffered because...
  • Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.

    08/29/2014 3:06:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2014 | Professor Carol Anderson
    When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African American male. But that has it precisely backward. What we’ve actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage. Sure, it is cloaked in the niceties of law and order, but it is rage nonetheless. Protests and looting naturally capture attention. But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American voting strength or...
  • Henry Rollins: American Bigotry Is Alive in Ferguson (Bull**** Bulletin & Hurl Warning)

    08/28/2014 11:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The L.A. Weekly ^ | August 28, 2014 | Henry Rollins
    While most of America gets on with its business, Ferguson, Missouri, burns in archaic flames of exasperating, unresolved anger, for all to see. Once again, the world watches America roil in the mortifying echo of Jim Crow law brutality. Meanwhile, U.S. firepower explodes bodies of ISIS militia thousands of miles away. They and Boko Haram are seen as primitive, extremist scum that should be eradicated. Even the new liberal, socialist pope wants to see the American Shock ’n’ Awe Fire Revue focused on ISIS. Yet there’s Missouri, showing everyone where America’s at. Missouri has a history of despicable conduct. Abraham...
  • Speech at work about anti-white-bias in context of the Trayvon matter = ‘hostile work environment’

    08/28/2014 4:21:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's Volokh Conspiracy ^ | August 28, 2014 | Professor Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law
    Here’s an excerpt from an administrative decision I just read, DeMay v. Richmond County Dep’t of Social Servs., 2014 WL 4206296 (N.C. Office of Admin. Hearings); it was filed July 2, 2014, but just posted on Westlaw on Wednesday. The petitioner was demoted because of a statement she made at a meeting, and the administrative decision upheld the demotion: 3. The [Department of Social Services’] Policy Concerning Unlawful Workplace Harassment provides in pertinent part: The policy of [DSS] is that no employee may engage in conduct that falls under the definition of unlawful workplace harassment. All employees are guaranteed the...
  • (Hillary) Clinton breaks Ferguson silence

    08/28/2014 2:05:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 28, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    Hillary Clinton addressed the events in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday for the first time since the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, calling for a "thorough and speedy investigation." "We don't want to see our streets look like a war zone. Not in America. We are better than that," she said at a technology conference in San Francisco, responding to images broadcast across the country of police in helmets and armored vehicles deploying tear gas. She also praised "decent and respectful law enforcement officers, who showed what quality law enforcement looked like." "We cannot ignore...
  • EPA Chief: CO2 Regulations Are About ‘Justice’ For ‘Communities Of Color’

    08/27/2014 12:36:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed global warming regulations aren’t just about stemming global temperature rises — according to agency’s chief, they are also about “justice” for “communities of color.” “Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a teleconference call with environmental activists. “If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change.” McCarthy is referring to the EPA’s proposed rule that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The agency says the rule will not only help fight global warming, but will also improve public...
  • The Presence of the Attorney General in Ferguson Invites Racism

    08/27/2014 10:14:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/14 | Jerry McConnell
    Let's keep this case color blind and without favoritism In an August 20, 2014 FoxNews.com article titled, “Holder Says He Understands Mistrust Of Police As Ferguson Protests Dwindle” and on that same date, “during his meeting at the FBI building in St. Louis, Holder told Ferguson community leaders that he has assigned the federal government’s ‘most experienced agents and prosecutors’ to the investigation of a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old.” This is a very practicable decision for the AG consistent with his Constitutionally assigned duties of protecting our country. But his actions belied his comments when...
  • Cloning Capt. Ron Johnson (He's serious!)

    08/26/2014 9:13:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jules Witcover
    One of the unsung blessings of Twitter is the way it continually reminds us that willful ignorance is alive and thriving in the American body politic. In the past week, we were treated to widely retweeted photos purporting to show Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol throwing a gang sign. The first controversial image showed up on an unvetted CNN social media webpage called iReport, and Internet trolls took it from there. The only problem is that the hand sign in question was the greeting of Kappa Alpha Psi, a historically black fraternity of which Johnson is a...
  • Understanding Ferguson: Electing Obama Isn't Enough

    08/26/2014 6:14:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 26, 2014 | Kimberly Cooper
    Like most headline news, the Ferguson story will ultimately face an expiration date for ongoing coverage. Although currently center stage, it's only a matter of time before this one will fade into the occasional sound bite -- or referenced along with a couple of words, like Trayvon Martin. As Michael Brown's family along with thousands of online supporters cried out over his funeral this week, we also must prepare to expand beyond the focus on Brown, Officer Darren Wilson and the riots taking place post August 9th, to the ongoing prevalence of institutionalized racial prejudice and distrust within social platforms...
  • White Privilege Debate Benefits White Liberals Not Black Americans

    08/26/2014 12:55:49 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 23 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 26, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    No term in the American lexicon has impacted the national debate over the past few years as has "white privilege." The term initially sprung up in that great cradle of pointless conversation, left-wing academia, and has gone on to dominate the American political discussion with increasing furor in the years of the Obama Administration. Liberals assert that the causation of so many of the social inequities in our nation stem from the inherent privilege that white Americans enjoy in our society, as a result of our history and racial discrimination. As is the case, however, with nearly all liberal-progressive talking...
  • Are Redskins Ashamed of Their Complexion?

    08/25/2014 11:05:02 PM PDT · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | August 24, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I'm attempting to understand why some of the descendants of the people Christopher Columbus called "Indians" say they are ashamed to be called "redskins". The only explanation I can think of is they are ashamed that they are not white or perhaps they are simply ashamed of their heritage. In the 1950's many black Americans were ashamed of their color. They tried to bleach their skin and straighten their hair to look more like white people. In the early sixties someone discovered a statement abolitionist John Sweat Rock had made a century earlier. Rock said, "black is beautiful". Many black...
  • More White House officials at Michael Brown's funeral than Thatcher's | Fox News

    08/25/2014 6:11:07 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 19 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | 2014-08-25
    The White House sent three officials to attend Monday's funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis -- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral last year. Article Link: More White House officials at Michael Brown’s funeral than Thatcher’s | Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/25/more-white-house-officials-at-michael-browns-funeral-than-thatchers/) Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • Michael Brown's father's words at his funeral: ‘I couldn’t protect you but we love you’

    08/25/2014 10:10:33 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 71 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 8/25/14 | BY EDGAR SANDOVAL IN ST. LOUIS, MO. , CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Michael Brown's father's words at his funeral: ‘I couldn’t protect you but we love you’ Anger smoldered Monday in St. Louis during the memorial service for the 18-year-old gunned down by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer. ‘We will chant Mike's name, and it's gonna shake the heavens,’ one cousin said. Two weeks after Michael Brown was gunned down by a police officer, thousands turned out Monday to bid him farewell. And the anger over the way Brown died continued to smolder in the sanctuary of the St. Louis church as his cousins poured out their grief. “I still have anger...
  • Kim Kardashian & Jenner Sisters: Fury After They Text During VMA Ferguson Memorial (FReep poll)

    08/25/2014 10:07:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | August 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Wagmeister
    Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner appeared to be texting and chatting during the Ferguson memorial at the 2014 VMAs, and fans are outraged. The famous sisters have caused a social media uproar for their insensitivity. Hollywood paid tribute to the town of Ferguson, Missouri, during the MTV Video Music Awards with the A-list audience observing a moment of silence for slain teenager Michael Brown, however Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner appeared to be texting during the solemn moment. Read on to see the Twitter backlash, brought on by Kim, Kylie and Kendall. Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner &...
  • Libertarians, Ferguson, and "Racism"

    08/25/2014 9:46:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    In the wake of the shooting death of a young black man by a white Ferguson, Missouri police officer, it is to no one’s surprise that the usual suspects on the left are screaming “racism” from the rooftops. Infinitely more disturbing for the lover of liberty is that ever growing legions of “libertarians” are regurgitating this same talking point. Moreover, the libertarian’s obsession with “the State” has endowed him with boundless sympathy for the hordes of violent black criminals that have been violating every principle that he claims to hold sacred while attributing the assault against civilization on display in...
  • Father of Michael Brown calls for 'day of silence' at son's funeral Monday

    08/25/2014 5:27:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2014
    The father of an 18-year-old black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer earlier this month led to several days of occasionally violent protests in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" when he buries his son Monday. "Tomorrow all I want is peace while my son is being laid to rest," Michael Brown Sr. told hundreds of people in St. Louis' largest city park during brief remarks at a festival that promotes peace over violence. "That's all I ask. And thank you."
  • Families of Victims of US Race-Related Killings Go to Peace Rally

    08/24/2014 3:53:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | August 25, 2014
    ST LOUIS, MO, August 25 (RIA Novosti) - The protesters rallying against the police killing of an unarmed African-American teen in Ferguson, Missouri, headed to a peace festival in central St Louis on Sunday to hear the address of the parents of another victim of a race-related killing. The parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager who was shot dead in 2012, were expected to join the family of Michael Brown, 18, killed by a police officer in Missouri this month, in a rally against police violence downtown Forest Park. In light of the mass protests in Ferguson and the...
  • Brown vs America vs the Islamic State – and the rest of us, spectators

    08/24/2014 1:16:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Sri Lanka Island ^ | August 23, 2014 | Rajan Philips
    President Obama is under siege. Not enough having to put out fires in far flung places he was suddenly faced with a domestic flair in Ferguson, Missouri. The brutal shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year old unarmed African American kid, by a white policeman, brought Ferguson, a quiet rundown St. Louis suburb, to the brink of civil unrest. The rest of the country was put on edge. That was until the even gorier spectacle of the beheading of an American journalist, James Foley, by an Islamic State executioner in Syria, hit the news waves. The beleaguered President first took time...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: Eric Holder Needs to Apologize to Cops

    08/23/2014 6:23:42 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 22 Aug 14 | Andrew Johnson
    Attorney general Eric Holder and Missouri Democratic leaders need to apologize to the law-enforcement community for impugning officers’ motives in light of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., according to one prominent county sheriff. Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke, who gained notoriety last year for encouraging gun ownership within his Wisconsin community, said Holder, Governor Jay Nixon, and Senator Claire McCaskill made the situation in Ferguson worse with their “irresponsible, inflammatory” comments about the city’s police force and its supposed problem with race relations. Clarke argued on Fox News on Friday that the trio was “insinuating that our law-enforcement officers across...
  • Only Ten Percent of Americans Think Race Relations Are Better In Obama Era

    08/22/2014 7:34:53 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Breibart ^ | August 22, 2014 | Charles Spiering
    Since Barack Obama was elected president, only 10 percent of Americans believe that race relations have gotten better, according to a New York Times/CBS Poll published today. The poll found 17 percent of blacks and 8 percent of whites believe race relations have improved under Obama. Thirty five percent of Americans believe that race relations have gotten worse in the Obama era -- including 40 percent of whites and 21 percent of blacks. Fifty-two percent of Americans polled said that race relations have stayed about the same.
  • Ferguson Unrest Signals US Struggle With Racial Injustice

    08/23/2014 12:56:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Istanbul Daily Sabah ^ | August 23, 2014 | Begüm Tunakan
    ISTANBUL — For the last 12 days, the predominantly black St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri has been the site of racially charged civil unrest that came after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death by a white police officer. Another unarmed black man named Kajieme Powell was also shot by a white police officer a total of 12 times and killed. These two police shootings point to the issue of racial injustice in America. It has also exposed the reality of an American society sharply divided over race. It is possible that if Michael Brown had...
  • Trayvon Martin Redux, A.K.A. Michael Brown

    08/23/2014 11:17:41 AM PDT · by mhutcheson · 20 replies
    Snap Out of It America! ^ | 8-23-2014 | Michael Hutcheson
    Trayvon Martin Redux, A.K.A. Michael Brown I’ve had about all I can take, folks. Is there a word for the cliché becoming a cliché of the cliché? This week there was a shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri which has “transfixed the nation”. All the expected players were there: Sleazeball Sharpton, Jerk Jackson, Paris S. Lewis of the New Black Panther Party (who calls himself Malik Zulu Shabazz, excuse me while I laugh myself silly), a dead teenaged Negro, a Caucasian policeman, an orgasmic, drooling media, and a riotous crowd of local and imported Negro looters and pillagers. I can’t help...
  • Missouri Governor Demands Vigorous Prosecution

    08/23/2014 6:09:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) is saturating the air waves with his demand that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson be “vigorously prosecuted” for shooting Michael Brown on August 9th. “We’ve all seen the Hell this community has gone through since the shooting,” Nixon recounted. “The Black citizens will burn down the entire town if we don’t give them the justice they want.” The Governor brushed aside the possibility that the shooting might be justifiable self-defense. “Sure we could spend a lot of time and effort trying to determine whether Brown brought this on himself by attacking Wilson,” Nixon said. “Maybe...
  • Violent Crime, Not Police Abuse, Is The Real Threat To Black Americans

    08/22/2014 5:46:24 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 22, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Yesterday’s “Nationwide Day of Rage for Ferguson,” demonstrations that were planned to protest police violence against blacks for the 51 cities across the U.S., was a bust. Is it possible that most blacks believe that violent crime, not the threat of police, is the real danger that threatens black Americans, particularly young black males? The high point of protests was a mere 40 people showing up outside the White House. Some 20 to 30 people showed up in cities such as Boston, Denver, and Des Moines. In places such as St. Louis and Oakland, virtually no one seemed to turn...
  • Ferguson Witness: Government is Planting Provocateurs in Neighborhoods

    08/22/2014 2:31:29 PM PDT · by TBP · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 20, 2014 | Tim Brown
    "The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- ― Vladimir Lenin A video has surfaced in which a man in the Saint Louis area, who has been involved in the protests in Missouri tells viewers that agent provocateurs are infiltrating legitimate protests in Missouri, all for the sake of the government growing its militarized presence in the area. The videographer wrote in the description of the video: "I debated with myself over an hour about whether I should post this or not. Earlier, while on the 2nd shift of our U. City protest, a guy...
  • 'Washington Post' editorial board stops using Redskins name

    08/22/2014 12:26:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 22, 2014 | Will Brinson
    More and more we're hearing about various members of the media ceasing to use the name "Redskins." In perhaps the biggest deal yet, the Washington Post announced Friday the editorial board would cease using the team's nickname. "While we wait for the NFL to catch up with public opinion and common decency we have decided not to use the slur ourselves except when it is essential for clarity or effect," said a statement on the paper's own site. Worth noting: this doesn't affect the actual paper. The news-gathering side of the business can -- and will as we understand it...
  • What Will Happen to Officer Darren Wilson?

    08/22/2014 5:35:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 21, 2014 | Aaron Goldstein
    A grand jury has convened to determine what charges, if any, will be brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown earlier this month. Over at The New Republic, Yishai Schwartz argues that a conviction against Wilson is impossible because of Missouri's self defense laws [Snip] If Wilson isn't indicted by the grand jury or is acquitted at trial, the Brown family will most certainly file a wrongful death lawsuit. I also wouldn't be surprised if Eric Holder were to pursue a case against Wilson for federal civil rights violations. But that will...
  • Anonymous Day Of Rage Over Michael Brown Fizzles Nationwide As Ragers Fail To Materialize

    08/22/2014 5:25:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 22, 2014 | Eric Owens
    Thursday’s “National Day Of Rage” planned by the hacktivist group Anonymous against the Aug. 9 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. failed to materialize in any remotely significant way. Anonymous had called for a protest in 37 cities. A Facebook posting dated Thursday shows that organizers had also envisioned nationwide protests in the early evening in dozens of additional cities — everywhere from Helena, Mont. (pop. 29,134) to Perryville, Mo. (pop. 8,225) The protests were a huge dud.
  • A Bridge To Nowhere!

    08/22/2014 1:12:13 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 8/22/14 | Me
    “We’re not looters. We’re liberators! We are not burners. We’re Builders!” ~Al Sharpton There’s only one problem, Reverend. You’re already free, just not free from the auspices of the law, God and common sense; nobody is! And if you’re legitimate builders, not community disorganizers, please show us the blueprint to anything you’ve constructed other than racial discord, bigotry, crime, ignorance and apathy. Oh, we’ve seen the urban decay, vacant lives and sheer contempt for civility festering in the Democratic epicenters of Detroit, Chicago and Ferguson. If you truly desire to help the black community, lead society to previous unattainable heights...
  • ‘Racism Is Not a Major Problem!’ Larry Elder and Marc Lamont Hill Shout at Each Other on CNN (video)

    08/21/2014 6:00:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 20, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Brooke Baldwin played an exasperated host to CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill and radio host Larry Elder, whose discussion over Barack Obama’s actions on the Ferguson protests quickly, quickly fell apart into them yelling past each other for the entire segment. It started off as two men taking two very different positions on the root causes of Ferguson: Hill argued that the debate should be centered on institutionalized racism in law enforcement, while Elder countered that the problem lay within the black community and the lack of paternal figures.
  • How to Deal With Friends’ Racist Reactions to Ferguson (Come see what they consider "racist")

    08/21/2014 3:55:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Root ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jenée Desmond-Harris
    Race Manners: Michael Brown’s death didn’t cause a divide between you and the people in your social networks. It simply revealed one. Use the information you’re getting to decide which relationships you value. Dear Race Manners: I have been so offended and angered by what some of my friends on Facebook have said about Michael Brown and the situation in Ferguson (he was a thug, he deserved it, black people destroy their own communities, blacks are criminals, all the police officers in Ferguson should quit because blacks don’t appreciate them and more). I feel as though I don’t know some...
  • At Mass, archbishop outlines steps to ‘dismantle systemic racism’

    08/21/2014 11:37:37 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 14 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/21/14 | Dave Luecking
    With the strife and violence continuing in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, more than 500 St. Louis Catholics gathered for a votive Mass for peace and justice Aug. 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Brown, 18, was black, and Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot him Aug. 9, is white. St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson celebrated the Mass with 27 priests and, in his homily, laid out five important steps to “dismantle systemic racism,” which has become evident in Ferguson: - “I am re-establishing today the Human Rights...
  • 10 powerful images of America and racism (satire)

    08/21/2014 9:42:12 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 7 replies
    Politipage ^ | 08/21/14 | Jon Fitzpatrick
    The real perversion of justice by way of modern American racism is that black people in Ferguson – like black people in the greater St Louis metropolitan area and nationally – are marginalized economically and physically from day one. That is the real looting of Ferguson. -Black Liberal Writer With all the talk coming from America's race industry, I wanted see if I could put together a powerful compilation of images to prove their thesis. So I scoured the web and came up with some of the most illuminating images of America and racism ... (Okay, it's called click bait...
  • Sharpton Is Right: Racism Is Rampant -- A Look at White on Black Crime and Vice Versa

    08/21/2014 6:50:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/21/2014 | John Perrazo
    Perhaps it’s time to finally concede that Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and their fellow civil-rights crusaders have apparently been correct all along: There is indeed a whole lot of racism in America that just won’t go away. It may be time to admit that Sharpton is justified in so passionately condemning the recent police “execution” of Michael Brown in Missouri—calling it a “defining moment” for our country, a moment where the nation itself, with all its weighty, racist baggage, “is on trial.” The numbers, after all, don’t lie. During the most recent five-year period for which single-offender, interracial crime statistics...
  • Truth and Justice Needed in Ferguson, MO [Nightly LIVE RIOT thread]

    08/20/2014 5:08:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 188 replies
    The following statement was released by Keith Kelleher, president of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri & Kansas, in response to the shooting of Ferguson, MO, resident Michael Brown and the unrest that is occurring there:The aftermath of the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, reveals the urgent need for justice to prevail in order to bring a level of calm back to the community. The initial lack of information coming from the Ferguson Police Department and its militarized response to protesters has clearly erased any faith in local authorities to uncover the truth. To that end, the members...
  • Why are white people scared of black people's rage at Mike Brown's death? (Jeez!)

    08/20/2014 11:58:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 20, 2014 | Rebecca Carroll
    Because ‘working together’ on Ferguson means nothing unless white privilege gets used for change – and defers to the black experience.In the days since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed in broad daylight by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri – amid the flurry of media coverage, the teargas and the wooden bullets, the shameless character shaming of Brown, and the gut-sick heartbreak of his family – all I keep thinking is: Make it stop, white people.You are the ones who created this godforsaken racist system by using your circumstantial power and privilege 400 years ago to institutionalize white supremacy....
  • White supremacy is the real culprit in Ferguson. The excuses just prove it

    08/20/2014 8:21:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 20, 2014 | Nyle Fort
    To be black is to be a victim – and then get blamed for it. To focus on the people’s resistance more than police repression devalues black life.We’ve had enough of the police brutality, of the colorblind mythologies and post-racial rhetoric, of the sweet-talk, of the calls for non-violence; of mass incarceration and systemic poverty, of trigger happy cops and crying black mothers, of the Eric Garners and Renisha McBrides, the Michael Browns and Tarika Wilsons; of black tears and white terror. Dr Martin Luther King Jr said in 1968: “A riot is the language of the unheard”. Today, nearly...
  • Obama wants Ferguson to explode

    08/20/2014 7:31:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2014 | Joseh Curl
    If you had predicted six years ago that America’s first half-black, half-white president would actually make race relations in the U.S. worse, they would have laughed you out of the room. If you had said that, in the face of a sudden racial crisis, the president — portrayed as black throughout the campaign — would be impotent, neutered, unable to speak powerfully about the situation, they would have scoffed incredulously. Who are “they”? Everyone. If you had expressed those fears out loud in the run-up to his historic 2008 election, everyone within earshot would have mocked you mercilessly. More, they...
  • Why Do Black Leaders Have Preconceived Notions of Guilt When the Races Exchange Roles?

    08/20/2014 6:50:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/14 | Jerry McConnell
    Holder: "Extraordinary circumstances" surrounding Brown's shooting dictated that the feds conduct their own probe If at first you don’t succeed, try - oops; not that one, but it’s very close. The one I’m thinking of when I heard that the cavalry, in the form of two black leaders, not Black Panthers, although that group are certainly present at this roasting; but these warriors heard that a young black boy got shot by a white policeman during the riots in Ferguson, suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, and they’re here to make sure some white cop gets not necessarily fair but equal...
  • Ferguson protesters say Obama needs to take charge - needs to come to his community “ASAP.”

    08/20/2014 5:00:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Protestors clashing with police over the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager say President Obama needs to do more to solve the racially charged conflict. Obama has already dispatched Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate why Michael Brown died at the hands of a police officer who shot him six times. Obama also addressed the issue in careful language on Monday. This has not satisfied protesters who see the shooting as symptomatic of a broader culture of intimidation and civil rights violations by law enforcement. They want the president to make a personal visit to give...
  • Neither Just Nor Peaceful - The crisis in Ferguson can’t be resolved with lies

    08/20/2014 4:47:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 20, 2014 | George Neumayr
    “No justice, no peace,” scream protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Implicit in this menacing chant is that the rioting on display there for over a week has been justified. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, among other hucksters, disclaim the violence, even as they stoke it with reckless rhetoric. They aren’t interested in peace but power. Were they truly opposed to the violence, they wouldn’t coin chants that condone it. “We’re not looters. We’re liberators,” says Sharpton. Liberating society from what? The rule of law? His view of justice is that the law be permanently suspended for the racially aggrieved. A police...
  • Race pimps and war tanks: Why Ferguson was a perfect storm

    08/20/2014 3:58:54 AM PDT · by W. · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/19/2014 | Charles Hurt
    You have a nasty thug boosting Swisher Sweets from the corner store and roughing up the merchant. Then, like flies to a barnyard, you have swarms of race pimps breathlessly buzzing to the scene to further fuel the rage and delegitimize the very banner behind which they march.=snip= Finally arrive the media, swooning to relive Freedom Summer in Selma. But these modern frauds come from such narrow and sheltered lives they don’t know the difference between ear plugs and rubber bullets.
  • Michael Brown funeral arrangements set; Rev. Al Sharpton to give eulogy

    08/20/2014 3:43:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    KMOV-TV ^ | August 19, 2014
    Funeral arrangements have been set for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old man killed by police in Ferguson last weekend. According to his attorney, Benjamin Crump, the funeral has been set for Monday, August 25, 2014 at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church at 10 a.m.
  • Eric Holder: Michael Brown Death Cause for 'Robust Action' to Increase Police Diversity

    08/20/2014 3:34:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Brietbart Big Government ^ | August 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to use Michael Brown's death and the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, to push for more police diversity and even combat unintentional "disparate treatment under the law" of minorities. [Snip] "Enforcement priorities and arrest patterns must not lead to disparate treatment under the law, even if such treatment is unintended," he said. "And police forces should reflect the diversity of the communities they serve." [Snip] "Constructive dialogue should continue – but it must also be converted into concrete action. And it is painfully clear, in cities and circumstances across our great nation, that more progress, more...