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  • Gov. Jerry Brown: Nearly 30% of CA Kids Illegal or 'Don't Speak English'

    09/06/2014 8:42:06 PM PDT · by cutty · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    During Thursday night's California gubernatorial debate against Republican Neel Kashkari, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) revealed that nearly 30% of the state's schoolchildren are either illegal immigrants or do not speak English. Brown, who recently said that illegal immigrants from Mexico were "all welcome in California," praised his administration's immigration policies. He said that California is "setting the pace" on immigration laws and mentioned bills he signed that gave driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, made California a sanctuary state (Trust Act), and granted in-state tuition to illegal immigrants (CA DREAM Act).
  • Native American group plans to file federal lawsuit against Cleveland Indians over Chief Wahoo logo

    06/27/2014 10:43:53 AM PDT · by massmike · 43 replies ^ | 06/27/2014 | Paul Kiska
    CLEVELAND - The red block letter C for Cleveland seems to be replacing Chief Wahoo outside Progressive Field. But not everyone sees it that way. Robert Roche is the director of the American Indian Education Center and one of the plaintiffs planing to file a federal lawsuit in late July against the Cleveland Indians. The group says the team's name and the Chief Wahoo logo are racist. The group wants a lot of money to help Native Americans with education, job training and housing. "We're going to be asking for $9 billion and we're basing it on a hundred years...
  • Michigan Supreme Court bans Detroit Judge Wade McCree Jr. from bench until 2021

    03/26/2014 5:05:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    M Live ^ | 3/26/14 | Gus Burns
    DETROIT, MI -- Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade H. McCree is barred from presiding over a courtroom until January of 2021. The Michigan Supreme Court enacted a recommendation that the judge, suspended without pay since Feb. 3, 2013, be suspended from holding a judgeship for six years from Jan. 1,2015, should he be re-elected in this year's election. The 57-year-old must also pay $11,645.17 in costs, according to the Supreme Court opinion issued Wednesday.
  • Europe says US-made cheeses can't use Old World names

    03/12/2014 1:14:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03-12-2014 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – Errico Auricchio produced cheese with his family in Italy until he brought his trade to the United States more than 30 years ago. Now, the European Union is saying his cheese isn't authentic enough to carry a European name. As part of trade talks, the EU wants to ban the use of names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgonzola on cheese made in the United States. The argument is that the American-made cheeses are shadows of the original European varieties and cut into sales and identity of the European cheeses. Auricchio, president of Wisconsin-based BelGioioso Cheese Inc., says he...
  • Michigan's Black Student Union delivers ultimatum: 'physical action' if school doesn't meet demands

    01/22/2014 3:22:56 PM PST · by massmike · 52 replies ^ | 01/22/2014 | Steven Larson
    Members of the University of Michigan Black Student Union (BSU) are calling for “physical action” against the school if it does not meet their list of seven demands in seven days. The members of the group spoke on the steps of Hill Auditorium yesterday after a lecture by actor Harry Belafonte, who called for combating societal problems and compared the U.S. prison system to the Ku Klux Klan. The students emphasized the lack of the diversity and inclusion on campus to a crowd of 75 students, according to MLive. They even went so far as to compare their campaign to...
  • Glenn Beck Challenges Writer to Read 'Lone Survivor' Review to Navy SEAL's Face

    01/15/2014 2:22:14 PM PST · by lbryce · 88 replies
    UPI ^ | January 15, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    After she wrote a critical review of the new Mark Wahlberg film, Lone Survivor, Glenn Beck offered to fly LA Weekly reviewer Amy Nicholson to his studio in Dallas so that she could read her review to Marcus Luttrell, the former Navy SEAL on whom the movie is based. “I mean this sincerely -- I will fly you first class,” Beck said. “I will put you up at the Four Seasons … You will dine on the finest possible food, and you will come in here and you will sit down and speak these words to Marcus Luttrell. If you...
  • Professor accused of racism for correcting grammar, capitalization

    11/27/2013 8:33:33 AM PST · by massmike · 36 replies ^ | 11/27/2013 | Joe Newby
    Some 25 students participated in a sit-in at the University of California at Los Angeles after a professor corrected the capitalization, grammar and punctuation of a minority student's paper, the Daily Caller reported Tuesday. Members of the group "Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color" organized the sit-in and said the mere act of correcting a black student's paper was “micro-aggression.” “A hostile campus climate has been the norm for Students of Color in this class throughout the quarter as our epistemological and methodological commitments have been repeatedly questioned by our classmates and our instructor,” the group told the college...
  • Obama Stymied in Bid to Rally World Leaders on Syria Strike

    09/06/2013 1:37:27 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | 9-6-13
    STRELNA, Russia — President Obama ran into an impasse on Friday in his bid to rally international backing for a military strike on Syria as world leaders wrapped up a summit meeting here remaining deeply divided over the right response to what the Americans have called the deadliest nerve gas attack in decades.
  • MSNBC Host Joy Reid:Why Do Conservatives Want To Make Chris Lane Shooting “Racial?”…

    08/26/2013 1:23:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 50 replies ^ | 08/26/2013 | n/a
    Filling in for Martin Bashir Wednesday, MSNBC’s Joy Reid attempted to figure out why of the 11,000 shooting deaths that occur in this country, do only a handful of them “capture the media’s–and thus the public’s–attention.” After Newtown, Aurora and Trayvon Martin, Reid sees the media paying extra attention to the apparently random shooting of Australian Chris Lane by three “bored” Oklahoma teenagers and the narrowly avoided catastrophe at a Georgia elementary school. Reid argued that it’s not “race, poverty, gangs, or even video games and movies” that tie these shooting together. It’s access to guns. “These are obviously two...
  • Former American Idol Contestants File Lawsuit Against The Show Citing Racial Discrimination

    07/27/2013 6:41:17 AM PDT · by massmike · 40 replies ^ | 07/26/2013 | n/a
    10 former American Idol contestants have filed a lawsuit against the show, and are seeking damages of $25 million dollars each. The lawsuit stems from a letter submitted in January by New York City lawyer James H. Freeman on behalf the 10 contestants to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The letter cited ”cruel and inhumane” treatment, claiming that Idol‘s producers have only publicly disqualified 10 contestants in the show’s history, all of whom were black. Freeman also claimed that the show illegally dredged up arrest records to make the black contestants appear to be “violent criminals, liars and sexual...
  • George Zimmerman: Crash Victims Were WHITE

    07/22/2013 2:28:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 22, 2013 | Staff
    The family that George Zimmerman rescued from an overturned SUV in Florida last week is white ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ. According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, the two adults who were pulled out of their overturned SUV on July 17 were described as a white male and a white female. The report states that the SUV was traveling toward an off-ramp on State Road 417 when the driver lost control ... causing the vehicle to "go off road and roll over." As we previously reported, two men responded to the accident and helped...
  • Ratliff apologizes for saying county manager shouldn’t be a ‘white male’

    07/03/2013 9:28:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/3/13 | David Perlmutt
    Mecklenburg County commissioner Kim Ratliff apologized Tuesday night to the public and her colleagues for saying she preferred that the next county manager not be a white man. Ratliff, the board’s vice chair who is a Democrat and black, said in a brief statement at the board’s regular meeting that she regrets making the statement. “My comments were meant to encourage all candidates to apply for the position and not meant to exclude anyone,” she said. “I realize now my comments may not have been appropriate, and I regret making them.”
  • Angry Disney fans create ethnic princesses as latest film features 'generic' white female

    07/02/2013 6:44:39 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 84 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2013 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Disney's newest Caucasian female lead has been given an ethnic makeover by critics angered by her 'generic' appearance. Elsa the Snow Queen, who stars in this fall's fantasy-comedy animation Frozen, sports porcelain skin, long blonde hair, glassy blue eyes and a Princess-like sparkling gown. But in a bid to highlight Disney's lack of racial diversity Tumblr users have re-imagined the character as Tibetan, Mongolian, black and Inuit under the url and hashtag "This Could Have Been Frozen". Rachel McGuffin decided to redesign the Frozen film poster to show Elsa with dark skin. She explained: 'I was feeling rather hopeless about...
  • Detroit Citizens Protect Themselves After Police Force Decimated (link only)

    06/02/2013 1:39:23 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 44 replies
    May 30, 2013
    This is an article from Bloomburg, and as such can only be linked to. Link
  • Bobby Rush calls Mark Kirk's idea to arrest Gangster Disciple members 'elitist white boy solution'

    05/31/2013 12:04:25 PM PDT · by massmike · 27 replies ^ | 05/31/2013 | Sarah Schulte
    Congressman Bobby Rush and Senator Mark Kirk are at odds over how to crackdown on gang violence in Chicago. Politicians talk about all the time about solving Chicago's devastating street violence problem and the latest talk has pitted one Illinois lawmaker against another. After meeting with the nominee for U.S. attorney Wednesday, Kirk spoke about the use of federal laws to go after one of the largest gangs in Chicago, the Gangster Disciples,with mass arrests. "I think it is completely within the capability of the United States government to crush a major urban gang," Kirk said. Chicago Congressman Bobby Rush...
  • Roxbury Community College: “No Whites Need Apply”

    05/29/2013 7:22:24 AM PDT · by massmike · 27 replies ^ | 05/29/2013 | Michael Graham
    Gerald Chertavian is a liberal activist, a community organizer who created a non-profit to help underprivileged kids. As Boston Business Journal writes: Chertavian is such a believer in equalizing opportunities for underprivileged kids that he founded Year Up in 2000…In six years, Chertavian has gone from successful business entrepreneur to successful social entrepreneur, creating a business model and filling a niche that has Boston and regional companies knocking on his door for the skilled workers they need. But Chertavian is not welcome as the new chairman of the board at Roxbury Community College because he’s committed the unpardonable sin of...
  • Obama nominee:Most whites won’t vote for a black;should be excluded from ‘democratic process’

    05/01/2013 6:01:53 PM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies ^ | 05/01/2013 | n/a
    Obama’s pick to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency once said that a “majority of white voters” would never vote for a black candidate and that they should be excluded from “the democratic process.” The White House announced Wednesday that Obama will nominate Democratic North Carolina Congressman Mel Watt to take over the FHFA, which regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country’s government sponsored mortgage companies. Watt, the former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, has in the past accused white Americans of racism. “There would be a substantial majority of white voters who would say that under no...
  • Civil Rights Group Urges Fox to Cancel 'Cops'

    03/21/2013 6:24:39 AM PDT · by massmike · 56 replies ^ | 03/21/2013 | Aaron Couch
    The civil rights group ColorOfChange would like to see Cops put behind bars. ColorOfChange has asked Fox not to renew its unscripted law-enforcement show and is calling upon advertisers to withdraw support, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. On Wednesday morning, the group is sending supporters an email in which it asks them to sign a petition to that effect. "Although marketed as unbiased, Cops actually offers a highly filtered version of crime and the criminal justice system — a 'reality' where the police are always competent, crime-solving heroes and where the bad boys always get caught," the email reads...
  • Michael Eric Dyson: GOP Congress ‘Completely Committed’ To ‘Poetic Allure Of Negrophobia’

    01/08/2013 11:54:12 AM PST · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 01/08/2013 | Tommy Christopher
    On Tuesday afternoon’s Now with Alex Wagner, MSNBC contributor and frequent fill-in host Michael Eric Dyson placed the upcoming standoff on the debt ceiling into a new old context, provocatively telling the panel not to hold their breath for a sudden burst of reason from Republicans in Congress. While some on the panel thought the GOP would back down under pressure from the financial sector, Prof. Dyson remarked, “Never underestimate the visceral intensity or the poetic allure of negrophobia,” adding “They are completely committed to that. That’s what Obama is facing.”
  • ‘White as snow’ Miss France beauty queen gets caught in racism row

    12/18/2012 7:05:02 AM PST · by massmike · 58 replies ^ | 12/18/2012 | Alex Gore
    A newly crowned Miss France beauty queen has become embroiled in accusations of racism and a catfight between previous winners just days into her reign. The Representative Council of Black Associations (CRAN) denounced medical student Marine Lorphelin, 19, for being 'as white as snow' and criticised the lack of black and Arab contestants. The organisation labelled the contest outdated and an insult to the country's ethnic diversity. CRAN president Louis-Georges Tin said in a statement jointly issued by Miss Black France creator, Fred Royer: 'The failure to represent the contemporary French population in an event such as this is obviously...
  • California Rodeo Clown Under Fire for "Racist Joke" About Michelle Obama ...

    09/17/2012 12:59:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 93 replies
    The San Luis Obisbo Tribune ^ | Monday, Sep. 17, 2012 | Julia Hickey
    Rodeo clown was behind racist joke about Michelle Obama It was rodeo clown Mike Hayhurst of Barstow, not announcer Ed Kutz of Arroyo Grande, who made an offensive, racist joke about first lady Michelle Obama over the public-address system of the Creston Classic Rodeo, a rodeo board member confirmed Sunday. Spectators initially believed and reported that Kutz made the comment Saturday. Both he and Hayhurst were on microphones at the same time. Speaking Sunday on behalf of the rodeo’s nine-member board, Mike Barrett said the rodeo is not responsible for the joke and will ask Hayhurst for a letter addressing...
  • Maher: Conservatives Attacking Obama Over $16 Trillion Deficit Because He’s Black…

    09/16/2012 5:37:13 PM PDT · by massmike · 42 replies ^ | 09/16/2012 | n/a
    “How come the debt problem wasn’t a problem before Obama?” Bill Maher asked on his HBO program “Real Time” this Friday. “It was not mentioned by anyone on the right. Bush never paid for anything.” “Isn’t it also true that when Bush was president he didn’t pay for anything and that was okay because he was white? He had good credit. Suddenly when President Blackenstein gets in office, he has no credit at all. He’s got to pay everything with cash,” Maher said. “It’s not because he’s black. It’s not that you’re black, we just don’t know you,” Maher joked....
  • Towson University Student Proposes To Start A White Student Union On Campus

    09/09/2012 8:36:43 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    A controversial proposal from a Towson University student is opening up old wounds. A student organization is planning to start a “White Student Union”. Matthew Heimbach’s reasoning can be found in the college newspaper where he says white students deserve an exclusive club only for them. “I don’t know why anyone would want to start that. It doesn’t really make sense,” Kelsey Ports, a junior at Towson University, said. In the article, Heimbach says there is a black student union that promotes their heroes and he wants to do the same. This isn’t Heimbach’s first attempt to start a controversial...
  • Blacks have a big reason to vote for Romney

    09/03/2012 10:54:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 3, 2012 | John Crudele
    A recent poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal came up with this startling result: Mitt Romney has absolutely no support among black voters. I’m not saying that he had “little support” or “less support” than President Obama — who, I don’t think I need to remind you, is half-black. Romney, the official Republican presidential candidate as of last week, polled absolutely no support. Zero percent for Romney, 94 percent for Obama. (The rest, I presume, will be voting for me.) I’ll assume the poll is accurate because of the quality of the news organizations involved. Accurate...
  • New frontiers in hypersensitivity:State Department officer says‘holding down the fort’is racist

    08/31/2012 10:45:44 AM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies ^ | 08/31/2012 | Will Rahn
    John M. Robinson, the Chief Diversity Officer at the U.S. Department of State, wants America’s diplomats to know that common phrases and idioms like “holding down the fort” are, in fact, deeply racist. Robinson, who also serves as director of the Department’s Office of Civil Rights, used his “Diversity Notes” feature in the July/August issue of the official “State Magazine” to examine the hateful roots of everyday sayings. In one recent public relations kerfuffle at Nike, Inc., he wrote, the company torpedoed a sneaker called the “Black and Tan.” “What a wonderful celebratory gesture and appreciation for Irish culture. Not!”...
  • Joe Biden clarifies "in chains" remark

    08/14/2012 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 14, 2012 | by Brian Montopoli
    Vice President Joe Biden has clarified a comment he made earlier today in which he said presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney would "put you all back in chains" by unshackling Wall Street. "And I'm told when I made that comment earlier today in Danville, Virginia, the Romney Campaign put out a Tweet, you know Tweets, and went on the air, went on the airwaves saying 'Biden's outrageous in saying that - I think I said, instead of unshackled, unchained or - anyway, outrageous to say that, that's what we meant. I'm using their own words. I got a message for...
  • Google being racists?

    08/07/2012 7:32:25 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 28 replies
    Google Start page ^ | 07/07/2012 | freeatlanta
    Maybe it's an accident, or maybe some insensitive punk slipped one by the honchos, but the Google start page today looks like a black man standing on a watermelon. Blacks and watermelons is a very old stereotype.Even worse, it is animated. Google Those wacky lefties at Google (90%plus donation to Democrats).
  • George Stephanopoulos Botches Olympics Sweetheart Gabby Douglas's Last Name - Daniels?

    08/05/2012 12:19:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | August 5, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Gabby Douglas just captured America's hearts with a stirring victory as women's gymnastics all-around gold medalist at the Summer Olympics in London. Despite this, George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week Sunday actually botched her name calling her Gabby Daniels (video follows with transcript and commentary): George Stephanopoulos Botches Olympics Sweetheart Gabby Douglas's Last Name - Daniels? GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Overall medal count right now, neck and neck. Gold medals, US over China 27 to 25. That's on the gold medals. Tied in overall medals, 55 each with China. Van, let me go to you, your best moment of the week. VAN...
  • Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like

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

    02/19/2012 7:45:45 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 94 replies
    BET ^ | Feb 16, 2012 | Danielle Wright
    Commentary: You’re Going to Celebrate BHM With Fried Chicken, Really? Is Black History Month turning into a stereotypical holiday? I love Black History Month because it serves as a time to acknowledge the contributions of little-known Black inventors, learn the struggles of Black ancestors and celebrate the victories of how far Black people have come as a whole. Companies, schools, churches and organizations across the country organize events to pay tribute, but is there an appropriate way to honor Black History Month? After recent reports in the news, I’m thinking the answer to that question may be "yes." In a...
  • Talk Radio Host to Black Republican Candidate: "Get Your Stupid, Ignorant Ass Out Off My Studio"

    02/01/2012 9:39:19 AM PST · by · 25 replies
    MRCTV (Media Research Center TV) ^ | 2/1/2012 | Joe Schoffstall
    This shocking video shows Memphis talk radio host Thaddeus Matthews insulting and humiliating Republican congressional candidate Charlotte Bergmann on air. Matthews later tells Bergmann to "get your stupid, ignorant ass out of my studio" and refuses to shake her hand because he doesn't want her "whiteness" to "rub off" on him.
  • ‘That’s Racist’ - The accusation becomes a punch line.

    07/06/2011 8:36:25 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | July 6, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    'That's Racist' The accusation becomes a punch line. ‘That’s racist.” It’s a comedic catchphrase these days, popularized by an online clip from a 2005 TV show Wonder Showzen on MTV2. It’s not as iconic as Gary Coleman’s “What ’chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” or Fonzie’s “Ayyyyyy” or even Bart Simpson’s “Don’t have a cow, man.” But what it lacks in pedigree, it makes up for in ubiquity and social relevance. Across the country, it’s a staple of schoolyards, Internet discussion groups, Twitter, and sitcoms. For instance, when a character on NBC’s Parks and Recreation explains to a co-worker how to do...
  • Ronald Reagan: The 100-Year-Old Racist?

    02/09/2011 11:48:35 PM PST · by pissant · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/8/11 | Larry Elder
    Ronald Reagan "tortured" blacks. Tavis Smiley, the PBS television host, once said this about the former president. NBC's Bryant Gumbel and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, among many others, consider Reagan a racist. "There they go again," as Reagan might have said. The economic lot for blacks and Hispanics improved far more than it did for whites after Reagan's steep tax cuts. In late 1982, Reagan's second year in office, the unemployment rate for blacks was 20.4 percent. By 1989, his last year, the black unemployment rate had fallen to 11.4 percent -- a 9 percent drop. In late...
  • Iowa House OKS requiring photo ID to vote

    01/27/2011 4:07:35 PM PST · by Free Vulcan · 33 replies
    Mason City Globe Gazette ^ | 1.27.11 | James Q. Lynch
    DES MOINES - Despite Democratic objections that it was a "solution in search of a problem," the Iowa House approved requiring Iowans to show a photo ID to vote. "This is a bill created to create a problem," Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, D-Ames, said before the House voted 60-40 to send the measure to the Senate. Floor manager Rep. Renee Schulte, R-Cedar Rapids, called the bill necessary to protect the integrity of elections and to make voting more uniform across the state. Now, election official may ask for a photo ID. HF 95 would remove that subjectivity by requiring everyone to...
  • Who Says There Aren’t Any Good Jobs Out There?

    12/09/2010 8:58:19 AM PST · by freespirited · 8 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/08/10 | Doug Powers
      Here’s a federal job listing by way of Moonbattery. As you can see, there’s still time to apply: Over 200k just to separate the white males from the rest in order to contribute to a more colorblind society free from sexual discrimination? That sounds like a job I could handle — if I wasn’t a white guy. Sure the salary might seem high, but as you can see, the benefits are far inferior to those offered in the private sector. Just look at this skimpy list of bennies: BENEFITS: FHFA offers a wide array of benefits: 1. HEALTH INSURANCE...
  • Michael Steele draws first challenger in RNC Chair race (hallelujah!)

    11/12/2010 10:13:55 AM PST · by pissant · 15 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/12/10 | Chris CIlliza
    Former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis announced this morning that he will run to be chairman of the Republican National Committee, becoming the first -- though almost certainly not the last -- candidate in the race against Michael Steele. "We cannot be misled by our victories this year," Anuzis wrote in an announcement posted on his blog. "Chairman Steele's record speaks for itself. He has his way of doing things. I have mine." Anuzis, clearly hoping to emerge as the choice of the anti-Steele forces within the 168 member Republican National Committee added that "I will NOT strive to...
  • Man's Shredded $14.5 Million Lotto Ticket Claim a Hoax

    10/05/2010 5:25:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tue, Oct 5, 2010 | TODD WRIGHT
    Florida man claims he only has a shred of evidence that he won the lotteryA Florida man's story to get his hands on $14.5 million in lottery winnings has been shredded. Chris Gooden, 31, had claimed that he put a winning lottery ticket in the shredder by mistake last month and that he literally only had shreds of evidence that he was the true winner of the Sept. 22 Florida Lottery drawing. The story seemed like a tragedy until the real winner, a 70-year-old retiree, came forward with the winning ticket. Jean Land turned in her ticket to get her...
  • Few white voters upset about Obama victory despite lingering racism

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

    If you thought media coverage of the Aug. 28 "Restoring Honor" rally hosted in Washington D.C. by Fox News host Glenn Beck seemed like just another attack on conservatives, you're not alone. As noted by the Daily Caller's Jim Treacher, much of the coverage had a common thread: describing the crowd as "overwhelmingly white."
  • 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...
  • Board rejects 'whiteman' ballot language from Milwaukee candidate

    07/21/2010 5:35:02 PM PDT · by ruination · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 21, 2010 | Jason Stein and Patrick Marley
    Madison — State elections officials narrowly rejected a Milwaukee Assembly candidate's attempt to run with the slogan "NOT the 'whiteman's bitch' " under her name on the ballot. Ieshuh Griffin, a Milwaukee independent running to replace retiring Rep. Annette "Polly" Williams (D-Milwaukee), said in response she would sue the Government Accountability Board for infringing on her freedom of speech. "I'm not making a derogatory statement toward an ethnic group. I'm stating what I'm not," Griffin told board members. "It's my constitutional right to freedom of speech." In other action, the state elections agency Wednesday knocked three state Assembly candidates and...
  • Arlington toll lanes lawsuit will go forward

    04/22/2010 10:54:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 320+ views
    WTOP ^ | April 22, 2010 | Justin Karp
    ARLINGTON, Va. - A lawsuit which could delay the Virginia HOT lanes project will go forward, a U.S. District Court ruled Thursday. The suit, filed by the Arlington County Board, says the high occupancy toll lanes planned for a stretch of Interstate 95/395 are intended to benefit mainly rich, white, suburban and rural residents of Stafford and Spotsylvania counties. The new toll road is planned to run between Spotsylvania County and the D.C. line. Arlington says the added traffic would come at the expense of the county's diverse urban population and constitute a violation of civil rights. "We'll find out...
  • Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons'

    03/08/2010 11:47:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 174 replies · 1,167+ views
    Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons' By Geoffrey Dickens Created 03/08/2010 - 14:41 HDNet's Dan Rather stepped on one mine after another in the racial minefield that exists when talking about the nation's first black President as the former CBS anchor, on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show on March 8th, uttered the following take on the President's ability to get health care passed and how the GOP and independents would view it. DAN RATHER: Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be President Obama's leadership. And the Republicans will make a case and a...
  • Sprite Step Off: In step with the times, or going a step too far? (white racism?)

    03/04/2010 12:19:52 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 30 replies · 1,070+ views
    WaPo ^ | 3/4/10 | Neely Tucker
    It sounds like a cheesy Hollywood movie: White college girls from Arkansas go to a national step dancing competition -- a dance form that is a hallmark of black fraternities and sororities -- and, gee whiz, win the whole darned thing! Boy, are the black sorority sisters steamed! But wait! In the final reel, five days after the results set off a national ruckus, show organizers say they discovered a "scoring discrepancy." They say the second-place sorority from Indiana University, the pink-and-green Alpha Kappa Alpha, the nation's oldest black sorority, is also a winner! Each team gets $100,000 in scholarships!...
  • Boston U. Panel Finds Plagiarism by Dr. King

    01/18/2010 11:13:59 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 21 replies · 767+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | October 11, 1991
    A committee of scholars appointed by Boston University concluded today that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. plagiarized passages in his dissertation for a doctoral degree at the university 36 years ago. "There is no question," the committee said in a report to the university's provost, "but that Dr. King plagiarized in the dissertation by appropriating material from sources not explicitly credited in notes, or mistakenly credited, or credited generally and at some distance in the text from a close paraphrase or verbatim quotation."
  • Cincinnati NAACP leaders want more work for blacks on public school projects (Or Else)

    01/12/2010 6:09:35 AM PST · by TSgt · 35 replies · 1,470+ views
    By Associated Press ^ | 8:53 AM EST, January 12, 2010 | By Associated Press
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Some Cincinnati civil rights leaders are demanding more work for blacks on public school construction projects. Members of the NAACP and a Baptist ministers group warned at a school board meeting Monday night that they would oppose future tax levies if minority contracting figures aren't improved. School officials say nearly 12 percent of the $704 million spent so far on a sweeping school-rebuilding effort has gone to minority-owned companies. But National Association for the Advancement of Colored People local president Christopher Smitherman and others contend the district is overstating things. While disagreeing with the NAACP estimates, school...
  • Slovak man takes hidden explosive on Dublin flight

    01/05/2010 12:15:13 PM PST · by Kartographer · 40 replies · 2,875+ views
    Irish authorities say a Slovak man unwittingly carried hidden explosives on board a weekend flight to Dublin after a Slovakian airport-security test went awry. The 49-year-old electrician was arrested Tuesday, but released without charge after Slovak security officials alerted their Dublin counterparts to the screw-up.
  • Video Of Bing Crosby Singing "White Christmas"

    Video Of Bing Crosby Singing "White Christmas" from movie Holiday Inn.
  • Personalized license plate owner: It's an ode to Harleys, not racism ("DYNGR")

    12/10/2009 1:48:41 PM PST · by earlJam · 67 replies · 3,326+ views
    Personalized license plate owner: It's an ode to Harleys, not racism By Chad D. Lerch | Muskegon Chronicle December 10, 2009, 3:11PM MUSKEGON COUNTY -- Richard Macaulay is a Harley-Davidson lover through and through. The Muskegon man said he takes pride in his Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide motorcycle, which he keeps in immaculate condition. Macaulay said he was shocked to receive a letter from the Michigan Secretary of State's office recently stating that his personalized license plate of seven years had been revoked. The Secretary of State's office informed the retired factory worker that a complaint from a Muskegon Heights...
  • Are we racist or just plain dumb?

    12/09/2009 7:58:57 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 594+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/9/10 | Ash Roughani
    If you are easily offended, please don't read this.I've found the relatively new autosuggest feature on Google to be a pretty useful heuristic.  When you don't quite know what exactly you're searching for, this feature suggests phrases to complete or refine your query. It's not clear what the properties of the algorithm are that Google utilizes for this feature--i.e., how the phrases magically appear, but it's fair to say that they are correlated with the number of searches performed for the combination of words typed by users at a large scale.