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  • Salon: Mouthpiece of the Racist Left

    08/14/2015 5:10:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/14/15 | Matthew Vadum
    One of America's ugliest opinion forums The racist Left has found a home at the radical commentary website, Salon, which routinely and viciously attacks conservatives and other patriotic Americans for their beliefs while promoting racist causes like the Black Lives Matter movement. Salon is the voice of the violent mob in the street; at times it makes the small-c communist Nation magazine seem like a bastion of common sense. Its contributors claim white people, especially conservatives, emerge from the womb hating black people. To reinforce this ugly lie, Salon tries to silence those who threaten the Left and the racial-grievance...
  • Stacey Dash joins Fox News as paid contributor, black liberals unleash furor

    05/28/2014 1:14:21 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2014 | By Jessica Chasmar
    “Clueless” actress Stacey Dash is joining Fox News as a paid cultural commentator, but the move isn’t going over well with black liberals who think she is being hijacked as the network’s “token” black woman. [snip] “And how is Stacey Dash about to ‘contribute’ to Fox News like straight-to-DVD black cinema aint pay some of them bills…” wrote @eeshurheartout. “Congrats on your new token!” wrote @mandyplz “She truly thinks she’s a white woman,” wrote @ChampagneNii. “Now every self hating black has a show on Fox News,” wrote @funkdigital. [snip]
  • The Sad Irony of Affirmative Action

    03/07/2013 12:10:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Winter 2013 | GAIL HERIOT
    In 2003, the Supreme Court held that the University of Michigan's law school could substantially relax its admissions standards in order to admit a "critical mass" of African-American and Hispanic students. Many observers interpreted that decision — Grutter v. Bollinger — as an open-ended embrace of affirmative action. The University of Texas was among the many universities emboldened to ramp up its use of race-preferential admissions policies. In 2003, the university already had in place an admissions policy designed to raise the number of under-represented minority students attending its flagship campus in Austin by admitting the "top 10%" of the graduates of each...
  • Alec fast & slur-ious

    02/18/2013 2:56:16 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies ^ | February 18, 2013 | LEONARD GREENE
    Baldwin had first been approached by a Post reporter while walking his dogs outside his East 10th Street pad at around 10:50 a.m. He was asked for comment on a lawsuit against his wife, Hilaria, involving her work as a yoga instructor. The “30 Rock’’ star grabbed the reporter, Tara Palmeri, by her arm and told her, “I want you to choke to death,” Palmeri told police, for whom she played an audiotape of the conversation. Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly called a black Post photographer a racial epithet, a “crackhead’’ and a “drug dealer’’ during a confrontation on an East...
  • Sore Winners

    11/27/2012 4:48:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | November 27, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Post-election season is a time for healing, for putting aside the rancor of a long campaign and rediscovering what unites us. It has not been that way this year. Prudence, one would think, if not generosity of spirit, should impel Democrats to be magnanimous in victory. Romney did receive about 48 percent of the vote. A little modesty among the winners would seem to be in order. Instead, the gloating has been extravagant. Worse, liberals have gorged themselves on the same junk food they enjoyed during the campaign and cannot seem to resist under any circumstances -- slandering their opponents....
  • On Election Day it’s white voters vs. everyone else

    10/28/2012 9:10:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Grio at NBC News ^ | October 25, 2012 | David A. Love
    Looking at the polls, this presidential election season is poised to give birth to the most racially polarized electorate in U.S. history. Whites are backing Mitt Romney in historic numbers, while Obama is garnering historic levels of support among blacks, Latinos and Asians. While the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has the president in a dead heat with his GOP opponent, recent surveys show wide swings in support based on race. In other words, it looks like white voters versus everyone else. Looking at a composite of polls, Obama’s white support averages 37.9 percent, ranging from 35 percent to 41...
  • AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    10/27/2012 4:22:20 AM PDT · by John W · 129 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | The Associated Press
    Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not. Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some Americans' more favorable views of blacks. Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views...
  • Will white men sink Obama? (CBS plays race card to try and save Obama)

    10/26/2012 3:32:27 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/26/2012 | BRIAN MONTOPOLI
    Listen to President Obama and Mitt Romney on the campaign trail, and you could be forgiven for briefly thinking only one gender is allowed to vote. Both candidates regularly tailor their message to female voters: You can see it in the president's attacks on Romney's desire to cut Planned Parenthood funding and potentially appoint judges to overturn Roe v. Wade, and in Romney's claim that "this president has failed America's women" due to an uptick in female poverty. There's a reason for this: Women are widely perceived as more likely than men to be swing voters. In the battleground state...
  • Addicted to Race [hypocrites running a self-esteem racket]

    10/18/2012 1:08:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 22, 2012 vol 18 | Noemie Emery
    .............Once it became clear that old-fashioned racial prejudice truly was en route to extinction, a movement arose to insist that racism wasn’t really down and out but had merely gone underground and lived on in nefarious guises, in some ways worse than before. In the mid-1980s came Critical Race Theory, which maintained that racism was ingrained and pervasive and never would fade. This was followed by “unconscious racism,” “subliminal racism,” “implicit racism,” and “aversive racism,” as underemployed academics and scholars sought to find words for inchoate feelings they found rather hard to describe. The gist of them all was that...
  • Damnable

    10/06/2012 5:43:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 3, 2012 | Jay Nordlinger
    Concerning Obama’s Hampton University speech, just one observation. I don’t care so much about the down-home accent and style. Lots of people slip into different skins, for different purposes. It isn’t necessarily hypocritical or wrong. (That said, I’m not eager to hear Hillary Clinton’s “black voice” again. Will we be treated to it when she runs in 2016?)What is damnable about Obama’s Hampton speech is this: It perpetrates a racial lie. It furthers racial grievance and alienation. It hardens division in our society. It increases bitterness and mistrust.The charge that President Bush and Republicans generally were indifferent to black...
  • Caught on video: Abortionist talks of the “ugly black babies” he aborts

    08/06/2012 2:25:15 PM PDT · by topher · 24 replies ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jean McCarthy
    CHARLOTTE, NC, August 6, 2012 ( – Charlotte abortionist Ashutosh Ron Virmani was caught on camera telling pro-lifers to “adopt one of those ugly black babies.” Virmani’s comments came as he was speaking with pro-life activists from Operation Save America who confronted Virmani on his doorstep on July 26, 2012. The abortionist’s comments have riled black pro-life activists. Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union, said in a press release, “It’s all too obvious that he had a particular disgust for black babies and therefore has no problem killing them.”
  • I’m a White Republican Raising a Black Child: Deal With It

    04/28/2012 7:35:47 PM PDT · by feralcat · 124 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 26, 2012 | Nancy French
    ...This Presidential campaign cycle is very different for our family than the one in 2008. This time around, we have a four-year-old daughter we adopted from Ethiopia two years ago... Because we’ve had the audacity to appear in public with our family, we’ve been getting hate mail from liberals who are deeply offended that a white family would raise a black child (the Huffington Post posted a video of Naomi and me at CPAC and it generated more than 1,000 comments, many of them utterly vile). Usually, I laugh at baseless criticism and it inspires me to work even harder...
  • Thomas Sowell: They're going to call you racist no matter what

    04/24/2012 9:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Manchester Union-Leader ^ | April 25, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Whatever the ultimate outcome of the case against George Zimmerman for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, what has happened already is enough to turn the stomach of anyone who believes in either truth or justice. An amazing proportion of the media has given us a painful demonstration of the thinking — and lack of thinking — that prevailed back in the days of the old Jim Crow South, where complexion counted more than facts in determining how people were treated. One of the first things presented in the media was a transcript of a conversation between George Zimmerman and a...
  • Racism mars process to choose Anglican leader {Gay Bish's don't like African views}

    04/23/2012 4:28:53 AM PDT · by Cronos · 17 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 22 April 2012 | RICHARD EDEN AND EDWARD MALNICK
    The early favourite to become the next Archbishop of Canter-bury - spiritual leaders of the world's Anglicans - is the victim of "naked racism" by critics who are trying to besmirch his name, one of his closest sup-porters said. ..Arora's accusation of an "anonymous whispering" campaign against the archbishop has the potential to be hugely damaging to the church. It recalls the last time the Church sought a new Archbishop of Canterbury, in 2002, when the Michael Nazir-Ali, then Bishop of Rochester, was described as a "Paki Papist" by an unidentified cleric...., two bishops who spoke to the Sunday Telegraph...
  • Farrakhan Warns Whites: ‘Unless You Change, Your End Has Come’, Praises Pat Buchanan

    04/17/2012 11:18:15 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 17, 2012 at 8:42am | Billy Hallowell
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan continued his college speaking tour on Monday night at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. While his address included many of the racially-charged elements we’ve heard in other related lectures, the minister added in some new comments about whites, his personal experience with using marijuana and he even showered some praise upon conservative commentator Pat Buchanan. In addressing whites, Farrakhan issued his typically-offensive rhetoric. “They know you, but you don’t know them or yourself, so you’re always at a disadvantage when you sit down with white people to negotiate,”...
  • Real Racism

    04/15/2012 7:34:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 15, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Yes, this is about race and racism. But no, it’s not about the Trayvon Martin case and how the media is pimping it. It’s not even about the equally tragic black-on-white crimes some push to expose media bias in the Martin case. I don’t subscribe to the “Yeah, sure, but what about this!” game some play to expose leftist hypocrisy. A crime is a crime, regardless of the skin tone of the victims or the perps. This is about how progressives continue to exploit race to keep us divided as a people and to manipulate voters. This is about...
  • NBC probe centers on staffer in shooting story error

    04/05/2012 8:37:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012
    (Reuters) - An internal NBC News probe has determined a "seasoned" producer was to blame for a misleading clip of a 911 call that the network broadcast during its coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to two sources at the network. NBC News brass interviewed more than half a dozen staffers during its investigation of the misleadingly edited 911 call placed by George Zimmerman just before he shot the unarmed Florida teenager, said the sources, one of whom is an executive at the network. The clip aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show last week. The edit made...
  • Black Friend Defends Shooter of Florida Teen

    03/25/2012 1:04:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 160 replies · 10+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 25, 2012
    Black Friend Defends Shooter of Florida Teen March 25, 2012 SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - George Zimmerman cried for days in remorse after shooting dead a black Florida teenager, a family friend of Zimmerman said on Sunday, offering a sympathetic portrayal of the man at the focal point of a national uproar. Zimmerman, 28, a white Hispanic, shot Trayvon Martin, 17, in what he said was self defense during an altercation in the gated community Zimmerman was watching on February 26 in Sanford, Florida. After barely going noticed for weeks, the case has since galvanized the country and renewed a national...
  • The Big Hoax (Thomas Sowell)

    03/12/2012 11:45:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 13, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    There have been many frauds of historic proportions — for example, the financial pyramid scheme for which Charles Ponzi was sent to prison in the 1920s, and for which Franklin D. Roosevelt was praised in the 1930s, when he called it Social Security. In our own times, Bernie Madoff's hoax has made headlines. But the biggest hoax of the past two generations is still going strong — namely, the hoax that statistical differences in outcomes for different groups are due to the way other people treat those groups. The latest example of this hoax is the joint crusade of...
  • No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues (Hate crime hoax alert)

    02/04/2012 5:33:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    The Journal Times - Racine Wisconsin ^ | Feb 3, 2012 | CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues Deputies: Parkside student confesses to creating list CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE, | Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 4:16 pm SOMERS — Following days of reported hate crimes and heightened security at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, a student has confessed to creating the list threatening black students because she wanted greater attention to the issue, according to authorities Friday night. The suspect, whose identity was being withheld for her protection, reportedly told authorities she created the fliers — which listed 13 black students by name and threatened they...
  • EXLUSIVE DOCUMENT: Private 1980 Gingrich Memo Reveals Former Speaker's Racial Attitudes

    01/18/2012 12:10:39 PM PST · by redstateone · 60 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | January 18, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    With members of the mainstream media now hurling charges of using racially coded language against GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, Big Government has uncovered a private memorandum written over three decades ago that offers a unique glimpse into Mr. Gingrich’s longstanding attitudes about race...
  • Jimmy Carter: Gingrich Has "That Subtlety Of Racism"

    01/18/2012 11:26:46 AM PST · by kennedy · 65 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 18, 2012 | Staff
    Former President Jimmy Carter says Newt Gingrich knows exactly what he is doing when he uses phrases like "food stamp president" and talks about the poor learning a work ethic. Carter says this rhetoric is "appealing to the wrong element in South Carolina." [snip] "When you emphasize, over and over, welfare, food stamps, and ‘Why don’t the black people get jobs," and if I’m president, I’ll make sure they turn toward a work ethic, rather than an ethic of welfare and food stamps, that’s appealing to the wrong element in South Carolina," the former President said on CNN.
  • Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    01/09/2012 1:59:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 1/9/12 | Lynn Sweet
    Washington - When Michelle Obama worked in Mayor Daley's City Hall in the early 1990s, she was "distressed" by how a small group of "white Irish Catholic" families -- the Daleys, the Hynes and the Madigans -- "locked up" power in Illinois. And as she prepared to become first lady, Mrs. Obama naively wanted to delay a move into the White House for six months, so her daughters could finish the school year. Her initial thought was to "commute" to the White House from her South Side home. And Marty Nesbitt, one of President Obama's best friends, had been recruited...
  • NBC Gives Platform to Professor Who Called Iowans 'Meth Addicts' and 'Elderly Waiting to Die'

    Following correspondent Andrea Mitchell referring to Iowa as "Too white, too evangelical, too rural" on Sunday's NBC Nightly News, on Monday's Rock Center, correspondent Willie Geist spoke to University of Iowa Professor Stephen Bloom, who similarly fretted: "It's basically a white, very, very Christian state." Geist explained how Bloom has been "in hiding" since writing a scathing article in The Atlantic attacking Iowa as, "An assortment of waste-toids and meth addicts with pale skin and rotted teeth or those who quixotically believe, like Little Orphan Annie, that the sun will come out tomorrow." Bloom also ranted: "Those who stay in...
  • Black Tea Party Candidate’s Sign Defaced With ‘KKK’

    10/11/2011 2:08:59 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 11, 2011
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  • Young Black Men, and The Power of Flash Mobs!! (You won't believe this!)

    08/24/2011 8:42:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | June 13, 2011 | Phillip Jackson, Founder/Exec. Dir., Black Star Project
    We cannot police hopelessness and despair!There are those who are angered and surprised by the violence of urban “Flash Mobs” (quickly forming groups of young people using technology to organize), especially crowds of young Black men, descending on mostly White, affluent downtown American cities. However, if we analyze this phenomenon, it is not so surprising. In fact, it is highly predictable. While there is no justification for young Black men to rob and beat people of any race, the activities of flash mobs are easily understandable in the context of recent social history and current economic conditions. Most of these...
  • Cops Fear Violence Against Flash Mobs (as liberals do too)

    UPPER DARBY, Pa. - As police in Upper Darby, Pa., search for more young people involved in last week's flash mob, more adults are thinking about arming themselves with guns. People are talking about how afraid they are of being caught in the path one of these flash mobs while they're out minding their own business, and they want to be ready. Law enforcement officials say it's a nightmare in the making because ordinary, private citizens are getting gun permits. "We have people now that are fearful and carrying guns because of children. How sad is that?" Upper Darby police...
  • Eyewitness: Root of fair violence needs examining

    08/06/2011 2:45:59 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 113 replies
    JS Online ^ | 8/5/11 | Andy Lane
    Out of nowhere, a kid punched me in the side of the head through my open window. One blind swing, and he ran away. At the same time, a youth attacked a car two in front of us. He broke the driver-side window, kicked the car and reached inside. The car pulled out to escape the attack. The car in front of me then pulled forward and hesitated. Worried that the mob might come around to the passenger side of my car and attack my wife, I pulled around the car in front of me, crossed over lanes and turned...
  • Andrea Mitchell's Revelation to GOP Congressman: 'You and I Are Both White'

    MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Thursday brought the specter of bigotry into Representative Peter King's hearings on the threat of radical Islam in America. While interviewing Congressman Dan Lungren of California she awkwardly hinted, "Well, you know, you and I are both white."
  • Does Clarence Thomas's Silence Matter? A entire term without speaking once during arguments

    02/17/2011 6:42:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/17/2011
    It will be five years next week since Justice Clarence Thomas spoke during oral argument at the Supreme Court. Before falling into this long silence, he posed a question on Feb. 22, 2006. In the past 40 years, no other justice has gone an entire term without speaking at least once during arguments, according to Timothy R. Johnson, a professor of political science at the University of Minnesota. Can a justice effectively perform his duties without participating in oral argument? Does questioning the lawyers in court make much difference, or is it mostly a ritual, with the justices' thinking pretty...
  • Alternet’s Racist Tirade Against Herman Cain: “Black Garbage Pail Kid,” “Monkey” – CORE Condemns

    02/15/2011 7:01:31 AM PST · by justsaynomore · 34 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 2/15/11 | Dana Loesch
    Progressive website Alternet yesterday published a piece which called presidential contender Herman Cain a “black garbage pail kid,” “monkey,” and other slurs: As you know, I find black garbage pail kids black conservatives fascinating not because of what they believe, but rather because of how they entertain and perform for their White Conservative masters. [...] We always need a monkey in the window, for he/she reminds us of our humanity while simultaneously reinforcing a sense of our own superiority. Sadly, there are always folks who are willing to play that role because it pays so well. [...] Herman Cain–an ironic...
  • Lefties and Islamists

    12/12/2010 10:49:07 AM PST · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 8 replies
    Self | 12/12/10 | Phil Stone
    This is part of a talk I'm preparing on how lefties think (no need for snark - I know they don't really think). Conservatives are often puzzled by why lefties, particularly feminist or gay lefties, would support Islamists over, say, their fellow countrymen, particularly when they would be the first on the chopping/lashing/stoning block if Islamists actually took over. To understand why, you have to understand that lefties are extremely selective in assigning free will to others. It's what leads them to believe that conservatives are one of a)stupid b)brainwashed c)evil In the first two cases, conservatives are not assigned...
  • Rick Sanchez Apologizes to Jon Stewart for 'Bigot' Comment

    10/05/2010 11:51:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies ^ | October 05, 2010 |
    Former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has apologized for calling comedian Jon Stewart a bigot on a radio program last week, Sanchez's wife revealed Monday. Sanchez's wife, Suzanne, revealed the news on her Facebook page Monday, writing "Rick apolog
  • WaPo’s Eugene Robinson Dismisses MLK Niece Alveda King as ‘Figurehead or Puppet’ of Glenn Beck

    Appearing as a guest on Friday’s Countdown show on MSNBC, during a discussion of conservative talker Glenn Beck’s "Restoring Honor" rally, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson dismissed Dr. Alveda King – niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and former Georgia state representative – as a "figurehead or puppet" of Beck because of her scheduled participation in the rally.
  • The Far-Left Democratic Party and their Obsession with Race

    08/31/2010 6:30:05 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 27 replies
    Conservative for Change ^ | August 31, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    The Democratic Party expected that having a half-black man in the White House would come with a free Platinum Race Card that would never be questioned. But as the mid-term elections unfold, they're still waiting nervously by the mail box for delivery. Their continuing efforts to get what they can't pay for in fact and reason come off looking more like clumsy caught-on-camera shoplifting attempts at the mall. Bill Press compared Glenn Beck and attendees at the Restoring Honor Rally to Al Qaeda. He rationalized this bizarre comment on CNN, saying that the Lincoln Memorial, for all Americans, is...
  • Drowning out the hate hustlers: Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck cannot steal America's soul

    08/30/2010 7:30:51 PM PDT · by pissant · 91 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/30/10 | Stanley Crouch
    Now that irresponsible opportunists have brought many of the misled to Washington, we can begin to contemplate what makes bigotry so appealing. Surely, being able to exclude is one of the great joys of the species because it can give a grand identity to the average person. That identity as one of the elect made the red glow in Southern white necks. They felt part of a civilization in which they were looked down upon until they put on their costumes, screamed loudly at mob gatherings and committed acts of violence. While bigotry is as American as apple pie, its...

    08/05/2010 3:24:15 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 175 replies · 1+ views
    MICHELLE OBAMA has had enough of JILL BIDEN's lack of R-E-S-P-E-C-T! The claws are out in the White House as First Lady Michelle Obama feuds with Vice President Joe Biden's wife Jill, sources say. "Michelle is furious at Jill for what she sees as her increasing behind-the-scenes lack of respect toward her," a political source in the nation's capital told The ENQUIRER. "To Michelle, it's insulting that Jill and Joe are always so casual around America's first family. "Michelle believes Jill doesn't respect her. What's got her seething is that Jill doesn't seem to treat Michelle with the reverence the...
  • Race Card Fraud (Thomas Sowell)

    07/19/2010 5:43:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 20, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    Credit card fraud is a serious problem. But race card fraud is an even bigger problem. Playing the race card takes many forms. Judge Charles Pickering, a federal judge in Mississippi who defended the civil rights of blacks for years and defied the Ku Klux Klan back when that was dangerous, was depicted as a racist when he was nominated for a federal appellate judgeship. No one even mistakenly thought he was a racist. The point was simply to discredit him for political reasons -- and it worked. This year's target is the Tea Party. When leading Democrats, led by...

    07/19/2010 4:51:07 PM PDT · by tsmith130 · 235 replies · 7+ views
    Big Government ^ | 7/17/2010 | Andrew Breitbart
  • Did Whites Flee the 'Digital Ghetto' of MySpace?

    07/16/2010 6:59:50 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 38 replies
    MIT's Technology Review ^ | 14 July | Christopher Mims
    (Danah) Boyd's current work argues that MySpace took on many of the aspects of a "digital ghetto" in the minds of teens who used the site, leading to "white [and asian] flight" from the site, analogous to the white flight from the city to the suburbs that took place in the U.S. beginning in the 1960's. Boyd continues: Consider the parallels. In some senses, the first teens to move to the "suburbs" were those who bought into a Teen Dream of collegiate maturity, namely those who were expressly headed towards dorm-­based universities and colleges. They were the elite who were...
  • Why I Don't Believe In Nikki Haley's 'Conversion' (NPR whisper campaign)

    06/23/2010 10:13:13 PM PDT · by Drango · 86 replies · 2+ views
    NPR ^ | June 23, 2010 | Sohini Baliga
    You can't be Indian in the U.S. this week and not have people ask you the million dollar question - "What do you think of Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley changing their names and converting?" First, the name thing. Dear Indian parents, with all due respect, have care for your child when you name it in the U.S. Exhibit A: Piyush, which is just an unfortunate name to give a child in this country. Up there with Shital and Ashit, both of which are perfectly good names in India but terrible here. It would have been one thing if Jindal...

    04/11/2010 7:44:16 PM PDT · by TruthHound · 5 replies · 1,234+ views
    American Thinker: Mr. Johns spoke of "Mr. Obama" and the harm this administration has done to this country. An unknown individual began screaming "President Obama! President Obama! White Boy! President Obama!"
  • Some Texas Tech faculty against Gonzales hiring

    07/30/2009 1:55:00 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 632+ views
    The Daily Toreador ^ | 7/28/09 | Alex Ybarra
    In response to a petition objecting to his hiring at Texas Tech University, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said while the petition's creator is "entitled to his opinion" he "respectfully" disagrees with it. The petition opposing Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance's acquisition of Gonzales as a teacher, recruiter and guest speaker was signed by 70 Tech professors as of Monday, said petition creator Walter Schaller, a Tech philosophy professor. Gonzales will teach a political science class of 15 students entitled "Contemporary Issues in the Executive Branch" and help recruit and retain minority students beginning Aug. 1, Hance announced in...
  • Well, yes, the Taliban raped me, but they also respected me — they are not monsters

    06/06/2009 1:59:00 PM PDT · by Scanian · 87 replies · 4,563+ views
    NRO ^ | June 06, 2009 | Andy McCarthy
    From the Brussels Journal comes the mind-blowing story of a left-wing Dutch journalist, Joanie de Rijke, who went to Afghanistan to conduct a sympathetic interview with Taliban jihadists who had just killed 10 French troops. Naturally, she was abducted and serially raped for six days. And now she is angry ... not at the chief Taliban thug — who showed her "respect," though, regrettably, "he could not control his testosterone" — but at the Dutch and Belgian governments who refused to pay the $2 million ransom the jihadists demanded. And of course, in the Netherlands, the media and the government...
  • Commentary: Don't Go To War Over Sotomayor

    05/28/2009 11:15:12 AM PDT · by steve-b · 56 replies · 1,404+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/28/09 | Ed Rollins
    Almost everybody cheers for the underdog -- maybe not those born to upper-class standing with great advantages, but those of us who weren't always want the little guy to be victorious. We want hard work and extra effort to be rewarded. Standing at the front of the East Room of the White House Tuesday morning were two Americans who clearly had started life as underdogs. One is now our president, son of a Kenyan. The other is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents who is about to sit on the highest court in the land. Both were born without privilege....
  • legal question about race info

    04/20/2009 2:18:10 PM PDT · by manc · 53 replies · 924+ views
    I received a form today from the school board of St Johns county FL asking me many questions regarding my kids. One of the questions which I am wondering about is when they ask what the race of my kids are. Do I have to answer this by law or can I leave it blank? To me I see no bearing what the color of my kids are and anyway arn't we supposed to be color blind like MLK wanted. There are other questions which struck me weird , questions like have I ever gone across as state line or...
  • CNN Goes All In On Race(James Carville predicts massive riots if Obama does not win)

    10/07/2008 10:04:17 PM PDT · by maccaca · 150 replies · 4,633+ views
    First there was David Gergen tonight who said, "It's too early to declare it over because Barack Obama is black." Yes, he thinks the "Bradley Effect" could cost Obama 5 to 6 points. James Carville then chimed in and subtly hinted at massive riots if Obama loses going into the election ahead in the opinion polls. Then Paul Begala piled on calling Sarah Palin's attacks on Obama "dangerous." He had the nerve to cite the AP calling her attacks "racially tinged" saying "That's the AP, not a Demcrat." Begala then said Palin's praise of small town America hints at racism,...
  • Older voters' racial bias may have medical reason

    09/27/2008 11:01:41 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 45 replies · 1,302+ views
    The personality is familiar to us all: the sweet old aunt, the loving grandfather or the generous widow down the street, each of them unfailingly kind toward friends and family but given to flights of shocking prejudice when the conversation turns toward ethnic groups to which they don't belong. Often the response is a nervous laugh, a wan smile or a hasty effort to change the subject. We assume that old people are the products of less-enlightened times; they're unlikely to change; and their comments, however ugly, are largely innocuous. Now, though, in the midst of the nation's first presidential...
  • Biden gets mixed welcome in Northeast

    09/06/2008 1:48:05 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 155 replies · 1,429+ views
    Posted on Sat, Sep. 6, 2008 Biden gets mixed welcome in Northeast Local Dem leaders say race is issue for many voters By DAVE DAVIES Philadelphia Daily News 215-854-2595 DEMOCRATIC vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden went stumping for votes yesterday in Northeast Philadelphia, where Democrats need to earn the love of Democrats who voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the April primary. He worked a diner, gave a rousing speech on bread-and-butter issues at a union hall, and reeled off a memorable line tying the Republican candidate to the unpopular team in the White House. "My friend...
  • Our own private opinion (mega barf alert, We are all racist don cha know!)

    09/07/2008 2:59:57 PM PDT · by Pharmer · 47 replies · 150+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 9/7/2008 | Dick Polman
    Let us swing the door ajar and invite the elephant into the room. One big reason why Barack Obama is locked in a tight race, rather than easily outdistancing his opponent, is because he is black. (snip) Union organizers in the key state of Michigan complain in the press that, as one puts it, “we’re all struggling to some extent with the problem of white workers who will not vote for Obama because of his color.” An aging mine electrician in Kentucky is quoted elsewhere as saying, “I won’t vote for a colored man. He’ll put too many coloreds in...