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  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder: 'Not a Religious Act, Race-Related'

    09/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 30, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alton Nolen, the Muslim convert who recently beheaded an innocent coworker at a Vaughan's Food factory, was charged with three felony counts this morning at a Cleveland County Courthouse in Norman, Oklahoma. Nolen faces one count of first degree murder, one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and a final count of assault with a deadly weapon. At a press conference this morning, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said that the gruesome attack was race-related and not a religious act, but he did admit that Nolen was infatuated with beheadings, which was evident from his facebook...
  • Ferguson versus Whitopia

    09/21/2014 8:41:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    al-Jazeera ^ | September 21, 2014 | Rich Benjamin
    Focus on police bias obscures meaningful debate on structural racism that perpetuates racial injustice and inequality. In the wake of the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, the public has heard quite a bit about the town, its residents and their supposed violence. But about half an hour drive west of Ferguson, along a highway straddling the Missouri River, you will come to what may seem a planet away: St. Charles County. St. Charles is a “Whitopia” — a predominantly white county that has posted 6 percent...
  • Racism: From Ferguson To The NBA To You

    09/21/2014 5:01:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 21, 2014 | Todd Essig
    Race has been in the news recently, as it should be more than it is. First the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri captured everyone’s attention, and is still making news. Then a starkly racist email sent by Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson brought back the topic of race relations in the NBA where the owners are mostly white and the players black. And then this week psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt won a MacArthur “genius” award for her groundbreaking work on the powerful influence out-of-awareness racial attitudes have in the criminal justice system. Because her research can help us understand troubling news...
  • The Politics of Giving Your Child a Black Name

    09/15/2014 3:34:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    Politic365 ^ | December 30, 2011 | Jeneba Ghatt
    Yesterday, New York City Department of Health revealed that the number one name Black parents applied to their baby girls was Madison, a name historically and traditionally given by White parents. By contrast, the number one boy name was Jayden, often considered a typical “Black name.” The juxtaposition of the contrast is striking. It is no hidden secret that many Blacks in America for decades have struggled with the decision of whether to name their children a traditional African or African American name. The decision is based on how much they want to give away the race of their children...
  • Was Ferguson the beginning of a new civil rights era?

    09/14/2014 12:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 14, 2014 | Patrik Jonsson
    Ferguson became a Selma-like moment for the 2010s – to the extent the stark images caused a nation to stop and reflect on the state of racial relations in America. Moreover, a new generation of activists, who were not weaned on the nonviolence of the Civil Rights Era, is coming to the fore. Ferguson, Mo. — Burly, with tattoos and a bandanna over his face, Anthony Pruit stepped up to the Missouri State Highway Patrol captain trying to cool the tensions that engulfed Ferguson, Mo., in protests and riots this summer. “We hurt, we broken, and we ain’t all criminals,”...
  • Black councilwoman scolded by cops for inciting race riot, storms out of meeting (New York)

    09/13/2014 4:48:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 8, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    A race-baiting councilwoman in New York stormed out of a public meeting last week after a police sergeant called her out for trying to foment a riot. “You can’t talk about public safety and assist in public unrest,” said Troy, N.Y., police Sgt. Thomas Hoffman, who took the microphone Thursday at a Troy City Council meeting to describe Councilwoman Anastasia Robertson’s actions. According to Hoffman, the incident occurred when two white police officers patrolling a largely black neighborhood investigated a romantic dispute between two women, one white, one black. The white woman left the scene, Hoffman said, so the officers...
  • Police Militarization Historically Used to Quell Black Rebellion (Yep, they went there)

    09/09/2014 11:54:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Real News Network ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jessica Desvarieux
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bio Glen Ford is a distinguished radio-show host and commentator. In 1977, Ford co-launched, produced and hosted America's Black Forum, the first nationally syndicated Black news interview program on commercial television. In 1987, Ford launched Rap It Up, the first nationally syndicated Hip Hop music show, broadcast on 65 radio stations. Ford co-founded the Black Commentator in 2002 and in 2006 he launched the Black Agenda Report. Ford is also the author of The Big Lie: An Analysis of U.S. Media Coverage of the Grenada Invasion. Transcript JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Jessica Desvarieux...
  • How a moral code outrages secular left: Personal responsibility gives the secular severe heartburn

    09/07/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 5, 2014 | Robert Knight
    Have you ever noticed that people who worry most about someone “imposing your morality” on them are often the same folks who speak almost entirely in moral terms? Statistics, logic, historical perspective and even biology are no match for the moral-heavy vernacular of victimhood. How else to explain the lunacy spreading through the federal judiciary like kudzu regarding voter-approved marriage laws, which the courts are striking down with mad abandon. Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner spoke for many of his colleagues in the bin, er, on the bench, when he characterized laws that recognize natural marriage solely as products...
  • Undercover in White America: Why Black Rage is Conscious, Justified, and Long Overdue

    09/07/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies
    Black Agenda Report ^ | August 27, 2014 | Colin Jenkins
    The logic of Black rebellion is lost on much of the privileged white population and the corporate media, which perceive Black rage as irrational. However, the Black response to white supremacy “is not ‘senseless’ or ‘visceral’; it is the product of a life full of experiences that have tried to beat them down to their knees.”“I wanted revenge on those racist bullies who had joyfully traumatized a pair of 9-year-old boys walking to the store.” On a crisp, Fall evening in 1992, while I was a freshman at a SUNY (State University of New York) school, the campus erupted after...
  • Despite Ferguson crisis, whites remain 'colorblind'

    09/06/2014 4:49:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Rutgers University's The Daily Targum Queer Times Column ^ | September 4, 2014 | Jeremy LaMaster, graduate student, department of women’s and gender studies.
    Michael Brown would have been starting college this week. That fact has been weighing on my mind as I watch the Rutgers buses crowd again, as people elbow their way on and off of in a frenzy to get to that very important first class of the semester on time. You have to make a good impression. But as Ferguson seems to disappear in the flurry of the fresh Fall semester, I think its important to remember and to propel the conversation forward: the conversation on race and whiteness. I grew up in a community and culture that actively socialized...
  • The Political Backstory in Ferguson

    09/04/2014 12:01:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 3, 2014 | Pema Levy
    Four days before Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking nearly two weeks of protests, the black community there lost the most racially divisive election in recent memory. On August 5, Democrats in St. Louis County headed to the polls to choose their nominee in November’s county executive race. On the primary ballot was 10-year incumbent Charlie Dooley, who is black, and his challenger, white county Councilman Steve Stenger. When the votes were tallied, Stenger had won overwhelmingly, ousting the black incumbent by nearly the same margin (66 percent...
  • The Insiders: Democrats’ 5-point campaign plan for the fall

    09/03/2014 4:53:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ed Roger
    <p>Now that Labor Day has passed, the 2014 campaign season is officially underway. By any measure, the Republicans seem to have the advantage and are poised to take control of the Senate in the midterm elections. The Democrats are struggling on just about every front. They do not have a credible economic agenda, and under President Obama, our country’s foreign policy has gone from bewildering to frightening.</p>
  • Ma$e Gets 'Politically Incorrect' About Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin Killing (Rapper/Preacher)

    09/02/2014 2:32:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 2, 2014 | Christine Thomasos
    Rapper and Pastor Ma$e. Mason Betha, the founder of El Elyon International Church and Mason Betha Ministries, recently released a song about his frustrations with racial affairs in the United States titled "Politically Incorrect." Betha, 39, has reportedly stopped pastoring his church to focus on the release of his music. While his previous song releases seemed fit for partying, his latest effort seems to be inspired by the Ferguson, Missouri black teenager Mike Brown who was killed by a police officer last month. Betha, known in the hip-hop world as Ma$e, has raised some eyebrows in and out of the...
  • Sarah Anzia: Unfair election rules stack the deck against Ferguson's blacks (Unbelievable)

    08/30/2014 5:59:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Madison Capital Times - Your Progressive Voice ^ | August 30, 2014 | Professor Sarah Anzia, UC Berkeley
    Even after the unrest in Ferguson has subsided, we're left with questions about the tension that built up and exploded in the small St. Louis suburb. Among those questions: How did a city where two-thirds of the residents are black elect an almost entirely white city government? The answer is simple: Ferguson holds its city elections entirely separate from state and national elections, and that can make all the difference. People rarely think about the timing of elections. But Missouri's election rules set the stage for the discontent that has tormented Ferguson recently. The state requires its cities to hold...
  • 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...
  • Our Heritage of Hate

    08/28/2014 3:47:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Bucks County Courier Times ^ | August 28, 2014 | Chuck Thompson, Community Blogger
    In a recent column in the Philadelphia Inquirer, a German native discussed how his country has dealt with the guilt over the murder of six million Jews during the Holocaust. He provided a lesson all Americans should learn. Franziska Holzschuh is a reporter for the German daily newspaper Nurnberger Nachrichten and is on assignment with The Inquirer as part of the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program. His hometown is Nuremberg, where the initial laws singling out the Jews for persecution were passed and where the war crimes trials were held at the conclusion of World War II. Mr. Holzschuh said...
  • Misreading of demographics, yes ... but no race war

    08/28/2014 12:55:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star / The Washington Post ^ | August 19, 2014 | Esther J. Cepeda
    “War” is too strong a word to use in regard to race relations. Despite continuing income inequality or how often the justice system seems to lack fairness when applied to nonwhites, few Americans would say that whites are waging a war on people of color. Even as Ferguson, Missouri, smolders after the shooting of a black teenager in a majority African-American town overseen by an almost all-white political leadership, “war” is too hyperbolic a statement. Bias, discrimination and neglect, certainly — but not war. This obvious fact is why, in the days before Ferguson erupted, the contention of a member...
  • White And Black People Just Aren't Friends. Numbers Don't Lie.

    08/26/2014 2:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    carbonated.tv ^ | August 26, 2014 | Lauren Burgoon
    'Some of my best friends are black!' You're probably lying. Do you have friends of another race? Statistically speaking, probably not.With so much racial unrest going on in America these days, it can be hard for people to understand the "other" side. Maybe it's because white Americans never walked a mile in a black friend's shoes -- or maybe because they have no black friends to begin with. Public Religion Research Institute found that whites' social networks are 91 percent white. Even more alarming, 75 percent of whites have a totally white social network. For a nation that prides itself...
  • What are white folks to do? From Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown (Guess where she's headed?)

    08/26/2014 1:55:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Transformation - Where Love meets Social Justice ^ | August 26, 2014 | Claudia Horwitz
    Killings of unarmed black men are now commonplace in the USA. These tragedies are also opportunities for honest reflection on our role in dismantling white supremacy. Trayvon Martin was a 17-year old African American high school student who was shot and killed on February 26th 2012 by George Zimmerman, who was later found not guilty of his murder. Martin was unarmed. Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law - which enshrines the right to self-defense even when lethal force is used against someone who doesn’t have a weapon and where there are no witnesses - played a prominent role in Zimmerman’s acquittal....
  • Don’t White people kill each other, too?

    08/24/2014 2:28:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | August 24, 2014 | Edward Wyckoff Williams, The Root
    And yet we keep hearing about Black-on-Black crime because it fits the false media narrative.The truth? As the largest racial group, Whites commit the majority of crimes in America. In particular, Whites are responsible for the vast majority of violent crimes. With respect to aggravated assault, Whites led Blacks 2-1 in arrests; in forcible-rape cases, Whites led all racial and ethnic groups by more than 2-1. And in larceny theft, Whites led Blacks, again, more than 2-1. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2012/04/whiteonwhite_crime_it_goes_against_the_false_media_narrative.2.html Given this mathematical truth, would anyone encourage African Americans to begin shooting suspicious White males in their neighborhoods for fear that they’ll...
  • Why I Take the Death of Michael Brown Personally.

    08/24/2014 1:44:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | August 23, 2014 | Eleanie Campbell
    This not a hard one to answer. Once again we have lost another young, black man at the hands of a police officer. I really tried to find the best way to write this without seeming so over-the-top, emotional or making it an issue of race. Well as you can see that was not possible. Yes it’s probably over-the-top, but so are the numbers of our black men dying at the hands of police officers. Yes I am emotional because when I see the Michael Brown and the Trayvon Martin I also see my own 14 year old son. I...
  • White privilege: An insidious virus that’s eating America from within

    08/23/2014 2:10:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 182 replies
    Salon ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew O'Hehir
    In one of the most famous passages of the New Testament, the apostle Paul writes to the Christians of Corinth, employing a complicated series of metaphors on the theme of transformation: from childhood to adulthood, from ignorance to knowledge, from sinfulness to a state of grace. “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child,” the epistle runs, in the memorable rhythms of the King James Version. “But when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face...
  • 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...
  • How Ferguson could be America's future

    08/23/2014 12:13:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    KPRC-TV / CNN ^ | August 23, 2014 | John Blake, CNN
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) From questions about democracy to positives coming from conflict, social scientists offer different takes. The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have been described as a mirror into contemporary America, but they are also something else: A crystal ball. Look past the headlines -- the debates over race and police militarization that have surfaced after the killing of an unarmed black youth by a white police officer -- and one can glimpse America's future, some historians and political scientists say. No one is talking about an impending race war or a police state, but something more subtle. Unless Americans re-examine some...
  • Will Ferguson be a moment or a movement? (They are achingly desperate for a revolution)

    08/23/2014 1:46:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Professor Fredrick Harris
    When does a moment become a movement? Events such as the killing of unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., can provide the moral shock that political movements need to build their ranks and bring attention to a community’s afflictions. They can be like the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 or the beating death of Matthew Shepard in 1998 — transformative episodes that remake perceptions and force a society to abandon abhorrent practices. Or they can be like the 1991 beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers: a horrific moment that failed to create a sustained...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • African Americans are very concerned about what’s happening in Ferguson. Whites are not.

    08/20/2014 11:39:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 18, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    The situation in Ferguson, Mo., has led to vastly different reactions between black and white Americans. A new Pew Research Center poll shows many more African Americans than whites say: 1.The shooting of an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer "raises important issues about race" (80 percent of blacks and 37 percent of whites) 2.The police response to the shooting has gone too far (65 percent black, 33 percent white) 3.They have no or not much confidence in the investigation into the shooting (76 percent black, 33 percent white) As we wrote last week, these kinds...
  • Meet the Very White, Pro-Police Supporters of Darren Wilson, Online and in Ferguson

    08/19/2014 3:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | August 19, 2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has not yet been charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and may never be. But just in case, there's already more than $30,800 raised in his name, "for any financial needs [Wilson and his family] may have including legal fees." In one day, the GoFundMe page "Support Officer Darren Wilson" has received more than 800 donations, well on its way to a fund-raising goal of $100,000. "He did his job correctly!" wrote Peter Ilica, who gave $100. "He needs the money now!" The page has become a virtual gathering space for those...
  • Ferguson Is Taking Us Back To The Future

    08/18/2014 10:25:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | August 18, 2014 | Black Liberal Boomer
    Far too many of the images that we have all seen countless times by now of the atrocity that took place – and continues to take place – in Ferguson, Missouri, are images not at all unfamiliar to African American communities. Black mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and neighbors enraged and in mourning due to Senseless Killing of Black Man Number However-High-You-Can-Count. Bitter complaints of ongoing police brutality and indifference. The spontaneous combustion of riots as a misguided and self-destructive weapon used to strike out against anything and everything just to inflict the pain and rage of the afflicted on something...
  • Tea Party Hatred of Obama Has Always Been About Race -- 'War on Whites' Philosophy Confirms This

    08/18/2014 1:50:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 5, 2014 | H. A. Goodman
    Most honest criticism of President Obama doesn't stem from racism or prejudice. When George Will claims, "As the president begins his second term, the signature achievement of his first term looks remarkably rickety," he's speaking from his own honest assessment of the ACA. Similarly, when Pat Buchanan asks, "Will Obamacare Be the Death of Liberalism?" he's voicing the genuine sentiment of millions of concerned citizens. However, conservative politics since President Obama's first term has blurred the lines between sincere analysis and surreptitious messages aimed at pandering to extremists. Whereas Republicans used to shy away from the mention of Willie Horton...
  • America Is Not For Black People

    08/12/2014 7:10:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Concourse ^ | August 12, 2014 | Greg Howard
    <p>The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., something like that happened: An unarmed 18-year-old black man was executed by police in broad daylight.</p>
  • What's behind the rioting and looting in the US state of Missouri?

    08/12/2014 5:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    France 24 ^ | August 11, 2014 | Antonio French
    For two days, angry mobs have gone on the rampage in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson after police shot and killed a black teenager. According to our Observer, racial tensions that have been simmering away for years are now starting to boil over. Clashes broke out on Sunday evening after a prayer vigil had been held for the 18-year-old victim. Michael Brown was shot dead by police on Saturday afternoon in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis in the US state of Missouri. Videos showing the full extent of the chaos and looting have flooded social media networks. A...
  • Study finds Dems pay minorities less than white counterparts

    08/11/2014 3:06:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/11/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Earlier this year, the press was shocked to learn that President Barack Obama’s rhetorical opposition to divisive gender-based discrimination in the workplace was not matched by his administration’s actions. After months of pushing the misleading and inaccurate statistic that women are paid just 70 cents for every dollar a man makes in similar occupations, the political media learned that the same calculation implicates the White House in that very same discrimination. As recently as July, reporters noted that the administration has been slow to correct their own pay discrimination problem. “The average male White House employee currently earns about...
  • War Against Whites? I Think Not

    08/07/2014 9:19:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 6, 2014 | Charles M. Blow
    When Representative Mo Brooks, Republican of Alabama, claimed earlier this week that Democrats were waging a “war on whites,” he lifted the lid on a simmering resentment that is very real and very resilient and feeds on anxiety — and fear — about a changing America, and the possibility of those changes upending historical architectures of privilege. On Monday, Brooks was on Laura Ingraham’s radio show to talk about Republicans’ deportation policies. She played a clip of Ron Fournier of National Journal on Fox News saying: “The fastest-growing voting block in this country thinks the Republican Party hates them. This...
  • Battle cry of the white man

    08/07/2014 12:30:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2014 | Dana Milbank
    The unfriendly airwaves of talk radio this week gave us an inadvertently revealing moment. Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, a Republican immigration hard-liner and part of what the Wall Street Journal just branded “the GOP’s Deportation Caucus,” was giving his retort to the paper’s pro-business editorialists on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Monday: “They need to be patriots, and they need to think about America first,” Brooks said. America First? How 1940! The congressman went on to condemn those who say the Republican position on immigration is dooming the party by alienating Latinos. “This is a part of the war on...
  • GOP Congressman Accuses Democrats of Waging a ‘War on Whites’

    08/04/2014 4:58:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 4, 2014 | Rick Moran
    As expected, such a pithy observation has elicited howls of outrage from the left. The comment was made by Alabama Republican Congressman Mo Brooks, who used the phrase in a purely political context — that the GOP’s immigration stance wouldn’t hurt the party, while the Democrats’ push for immigration reform was politically stupid. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) doesn’t think that the hardline stance Republicans have taken on immigration could hurt the party’s standing with Hispanic voters. Instead, he thinks Democrats are hurting their prospects with white voters. “This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by...
  • What Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative means for black America

    07/30/2014 9:51:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 30, 2014 | Noah Remnick, Intern, Class of '15, Yale University
    A great paradox of Obama’s America is that racism has been so thoroughly condemned that it only rarely receives public /*0attention. To some extent, the election of a black president relaxed what remained of our national focus on race matters, it triggered a prolonged self-congratulation and a deceptive notion that we had reached an ending, a resolution. Obama himself is, of course, a sophisticated, and very particular, thinker about race on a number of levels -- as a child of a mixed marriage, he saw race from the inside out and the outside in; as a local politician, he ran...
  • New York’s “Whites on jury duty” effect just being noticed by the media

    06/19/2014 9:07:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Nevertheless, those who recognized what they were looking at when they were called to jury duty during the Rudy Giuliani years (1994 – 2001) had no trouble understanding why crime was going down in New York City. My own experience told me all I needed to know about why the “good guys” had started to win the war to save the city. In May 1995 I was called to serve on a jury in Richmond County one of the five counties that make up New York City. I had served as a police officer in the county (known as Staten...
  • White supremacy meets “black boy rage”: Why Tupac’s needed more today than ever

    06/16/2014 5:56:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | June 16, 2014 | Mychal Denzel Smith
    Tupac would have turned 43 today. In age of Trayvon and Jordan Davis, here's why we have a hard time letting him go. Tupac Shakur lived for twenty-five years. I was nine years-old when he died and twenty-five seemed so grown to me. Twenty-five sounded like you had lived. It wasn’t until I started approaching twenty-five myself that I realized how close to black boyhood Tupac, born forty-three years ago to the day, was when he died. I think that’s part of the reason we have a hard time letting him go. For all of his faults (and there were...
  • The Pitfalls of Working with White People

    05/20/2014 3:47:39 PM PDT · by Tenlein · 63 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | 5/20/2014 | Jim Hoft
    “The pitfalls of working with white people” Including: ** They ask stupid questions. ** They benefit financially on the backs of black people ** They expect to be appreciated by people of color when they work against racism ** They act afraid of people of color ** They get too friendly too fast
  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media

    05/13/2014 4:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | May 12, 2014 | Gabriel Arana, Senior Editor
    If left-leaning publications value diversity, why don't they have any?On the staff of The American Prospect, I’m the only member of an ethnic minority. That's not because I bring all the variety the magazine needs, or because the editors don't think diversity is valuable. Everyone on the masthead of this liberal publication is committed to being inclusive—not just of racial and ethnic minorities but of women; gays, lesbians, and transgender people; and the poor. Nearly 40 percent of the country is non-white and/or Hispanic, but the number of minorities at the outlets included in this article's tally—most of them self-identified...
  • Six Ways To Know That White People Control Your Destiny.

    05/11/2014 11:08:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | May 5, 2014 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    Let’s be clear: I don’t hate white people. In fact, many of my best friends are white (yes, that was a joke, since I hear this often said about black people). I have a view of white America that is not built on being unnecessarily angry at anyone, but I have no fear about being justifiably disappointed by the lack of accountability being taken for the role that white America has played in creating the condition of my people: We fill up the prisons for things that white guys get away with all the time, we are overrun with poverty...
  • ‘We Suck and We’re Sorry’: Video Says White Men Need to Apologize for Their Privilege

    05/08/2014 4:47:13 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05-08-2014 | Erica Ritz
    A video titled “White Guys: We Suck and We’re Sorry,” which argues that white men need to apologize for their privilege and past transgressions, was recently picked up by the Huffington Post. The video didn’t sit well with Glenn Beck, who saw it around 3 a.m. on Thursday and immediately wrote a response to deliver on his radio program Thursday. “I don’t know what we’re doing as a society,” Beck began. “We’re tearing apart absolutely everything and splitting [ourselves] into little groups. Now white men suck, and we need to apologize.”
  • More whites believe in ghosts than racism

    05/06/2014 5:35:11 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 05-05-2014 | Adam Serwer
    Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said Sunday that white Americans so disregard the ongoing existence of racism that they’re more likely to believe in ghosts. “More whites believe in ghosts than believe in racism,” Abdul-Jabbar, a former center for the Los Angeles Lakers, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. ”That’s why we have shows like Ghostbusters and don’t have shows like Racistbuster. You know, it’s something that’s still part of our culture and people hold on to some of these ideas and practices just out of habit and saying that, well, that’s the way it always was. But things have...
  • White Guilt Passes Its Expiration Date

    05/01/2014 9:40:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 1, 2014 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Some things are predictable to observant students of human nature. There is a Newtonian principle of equal and opposite reactions in social, political and cultural trends. After the radical anti-war protests and bohemian lifestyle experimentation of the 1960s — LSD, campus sit-in demonstrations, psychedelic rock, hippie communes and meditation gurus — a discernible backlash took hold. This was first manifested in politics: Ronald Reagan’s election as governor of California was perhaps the first omen, as his campaign made a clear issue of opposition to student radicalism at the University of California Berkeley. The 1968 election of Richard Nixon, when Democrat...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics

    04/29/2014 8:49:54 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Time.com ^ | 4/28/2014 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    It's time to look at ourselves — and our collective moral outrage — in the mirror, says former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Moral outrage is exhausting. And dangerous. The whole country has gotten a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome from the newest popular sport of Extreme Finger Wagging. Not to mention the neck strain from Olympic tryouts for Morally Superior Head Shaking. All over the latest in a long line of rich white celebrities to come out of the racist closet. (Was it only a couple days ago that Cliven Bundy said blacks would be better off picking cotton...
  • University calls the amount of white people on campus a ‘failure,’

    04/16/2014 5:35:54 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 56 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 15, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    - WWU's marketing department asks "How do we make sure that in future years 'we are not as white as we are today?'" - This question has been posed several times already by University President Bruce Shepard. - President Shepard equates a "white" student body and faculty to "failure."