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  • Black Panther SNEERS at Charleston victims’ families; calls for killing white ‘SLAVE MASTERS’

    06/27/2015 6:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 25, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Spreading a message of racial war, former New Black Panther Party Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz told a group of about 200 black people in Charleston that it’s time to “complete the mission” and kill white “slave masters” and their families. “Let this cracker hear you!” he shouted to the crowd at a Save the Black Church rally Tuesday. Shabazz ridiculed the families of the victims of the Charleston AME Church shootings that killed nine black people for forgiving alleged killer Dylann Roof. “You are not the ones that we saw on the television screen,” he told the crowd. “Sitting in...
  • To start a race war: Dylann Roof and the ideology of white supremacy

    06/25/2015 3:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Berkeley Blog ^ | June 25, 2015 | Jonathan Simon, professor of law
    The mass murder of parishioners at the historic Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina law week, by a young white supremacist intensified the already profound national conversation about racism and violence that has been building since the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012. There are more topics in play around Charleston than any single post (even an over long one like this) can address. So a couple of brief points before an extended discussion of one question, already taken up here on Prawfsblawg by Rick Hill (but I come out a bit different) on whether...
  • White House blames white male resentment for Obama failures on guns, race

    06/24/2015 10:33:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    ---snip--- It is perfectly emblematic of the empty, hashtagging political era that the primary role of government after a mass murder would be as a semiotic interpreter for the nation. As governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton celebrated his state’s Confederate heritage with a special star in his state’s flag. Now his wife is running for president as an ardent foe of Confederate remembrance. The GOP consensus of 20 years ago was that the display of the Confederate battle flag was up to the ones displaying it. Now they are falling over each other to denounce its public display. None of...
  • Obama's race war has real consequences

    06/24/2015 6:22:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | June 23, 2015 | Larry Klayman
    On June 17, a truly evil and racist high school dropout, Dylann Roof, shot and killed nine black Christians in one of Charleston, South Carolina's oldest and most well-known black churches, Emanuel AME Church. Among the murdered was the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, ordained when he was 18. There are not enough words to condemn this despicable act. As a Messianic Jew – I refer to myself as a Jewish Christian – I can try to relate a little from the history of pogroms and violence that Jews have experienced throughout the years. We cringe to hear of such tragedies. Instantly,...
  • White America is complicit: Charleston, Dylann Roof and the country’s real race war

    06/24/2015 5:27:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | June 20, 2015 | Kali Holloway, Alternet
    In so many ways, the story of Dylann Roof, the shooting suspect who allegedly killed nine people in an historic South Carolina black church, is a parallel to the story of America itself. Who, at this point, can feign surprise at this latest massacre when it sits at the nexus of so much that is familiar and perfectly in line with the U.S. that we know? We are a country where mass shootings are weekly news, where gun violence is a fact of daily life, where there is a legacy of terror against black people and communities, where white racists...
  • 'White racism,' NRA are to blame for lax gun rules, Martin O'Malley says

    06/21/2015 8:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 21, 2015 | Cathleen Decker
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley suggested Sunday that Congress had fallen under the sway of "white racism" and the political force of the National Rifle Assn. in refusing to respond with new laws to a cascade of shooting incidents in recent years.. Speaking before the nation’s mayors, gathered in San Francisco, O’Malley pointed to gun restrictions passed when he was governor of Maryland to ban assault weapons, enforce background checks and tighten permitting procedures -- efforts that have been blocked at the national level by Republicans, and some Democrats, in Congress. "One of the sad triumphs of white racism is...
  • Ann Coulter Thinks Donald Trump Is GOP’s Best Bet, Maher Panel Erupts

    06/20/2015 4:30:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 20, 2015 | Andrew Husband
    From immigration and the “Latino registration machine” to the GOP’s apparent inability to recognize the racial aspects of the Charleston church shooting, Real Time host Bill Maher had a field day with his panelists on Friday night’s show. Yet it’s the “Overtime” segment’s extra nuggets that made for some of the most WTF-worthy viewing, especially for this reaction from MSNBC’s Joy Reid: Of all the possible conversation topics, what could have triggered such a reaction from Reid? Oh nothing, really — just guest Ann Coulter‘s funny-but-serious answer to Maher’s question about “which Republican candidate has the best chance of winning...
  • Vigil for Charleston Church Shooting Victims Dispersed by Bomb Threats

    06/19/2015 10:34:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Real News ^ | June 19, 2015 | Staff
    South Carolina has a long history of hate crimes against African Americans, says Efia Nwangaza of the Malcom X Grassroots Movement.TRANSCRIPT SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. A gunman walked into an historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina and killed nine people. Before the shooting, the gunman told the victims, "You rape our women, you are taking over our country, and you have to go." Charleston police officials have called this a hate crime. The Washington Post deemed this massacre the deadliest attack on a place...
  • A Sociologist Explains The Charleston Church Shooting And Racism In The U.S.

    06/19/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Huffington Post's Science ^ | June 19, 2015 | Jacqueline Howard
    A shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday has shaken the country, leaving many reflecting on the state of race relations in the United States. Nine people, including Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the church's pastor and a South Carolina state senator, were shot to death by accused gunman Dylann Storm Roof at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Authorities have called the shooting a hate crime. But how does one explain such a crime from a scientific perspective? What could lead someone to commit a racially motivated hate crime? What is racism -- and how can we...
  • Dear Congressman Rush What About Reparations.

    06/14/2015 8:42:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Chicago Now's B.U.G. Blog ^ | May 31, 2015 | Danielle Kizaire-Sutton
    Fight to Right the Wrong Dear Congressman Rush: I am one of your constituents of the 1st Congressional District. I was your neighbor in Bronzeville. I remember well your days with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Panthers. You were a firebrand and I mean that in a very positive way. It is said that age mellows us. You may well be an example. You decided on politics, working within the system. Now I, and many of your constituents, am asking you to work within that system to right a terrible wrong. Historically slavery lasted from 1619 to...
  • White Women Have Always Stolen Black Beauty

    06/14/2015 6:04:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 13, 2015 | Keli Goff
    White people have been reaping the rewards of appropriating black culture for years. At least Rachel Dolezal was doing it to educate others.There’s been a lot of outrage directed at Rachel Dolezal, the civil rights activist recently outed for “passing” as a black woman. But some of us are scratching our heads trying to figure out why Dolezal’s particular case has evoked such anger when she’s simply doing what has been standard in American culture for years: hijacking aspects of black culture, and black beauty in particular, reaping the rewards while black women with the same attributes rarely do. According...
  • Is America Ready For Reparations?

    06/12/2015 3:05:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | May 31, 2015 | William Griggs
    Whenever the world gets too crazy for me, I head down to the soul food restaurant and seek out my mentor, the great ghetto philosopher, Cleophus Leroy Brown. Cleo graciously waived me toward a seat at his usual corner booth. “What’s on your mind, College Boy?” “Everything,” I blurted out. “”I’m on social media and practically every day someone posts another instance of black folks either being killed or brutally beaten by police just for being doing something, if it isn’t anything more than breathing , while black. Everybody jumped up and down- and rightfully so, I might add, about...
  • Baltimore Professor: White People Need To Personally Give All Their Money To Black People

    06/09/2015 7:49:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 8, 2015 | Steven Crowder
    For someone who claims to fight against racism... Yes, you read that title correctly. Unfortunately, some of you were born white. Guilty. All that money you’re making? If you’re white, you didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen. So here’s what you should do: Take that extra savings you have, or money you were saving for a family trip to Disney World, and give it away. Not to starving children or to the Red Cross, though. You’re supposed to find a black person, any black person, and deposit that money directly into their bank account. Solely because they are...
  • The New York Times’ asinine new Hillary meme: Will no one think of the white people?

    06/09/2015 12:25:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Salon ^ | June 8, 2015 | Joan Walsh
    Every week brings a new narrative about how Hillary Clinton, the breakaway favorite in the 2016 presidential race, is blowing it. This weekend we learned from the New York Times that she’s thoughtlessly abandoning her husband’s 23-year-old political strategy, which relied on luring white working class and southern voters back to the Democrats, in favor of Barack Obama’s “far narrower path to the presidency.” The headline frames the magnitude of her blunder: “Hillary Clinton traces friendly path, troubling party.” So even Democrats are troubled by the Clinton campaign’s calculus? That’s bad. Well, no. A few red state Democrats are troubled....
  • When do we start talking about Black Privilege?

    06/08/2015 8:40:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/8/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Regardless of what Democrats and the media say, White Privilege is hogwash. The word privilege means “a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people.” Privilege is, therefore, not based on accomplishment but rather something given by another person of entity. The most glaring example of Black Privilege is that which is enjoyed by Barack Obama. He is at best an incompetent fool but more properly an enemy of America who Black Privilege status keeps him from being described this way. In almost every walk of life from schools to workplaces...
  • ‘White Lives Matter': Philadelphia Residents Protest ‘Racial Attacks’ from Black Women

    06/06/2015 11:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 5, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Up to 200 South Philadelphia residents organized a large protest this week to take a stand against what they describe as “racial attacks” from four black women towards white residents. Residents claim that these four women have been “terrorizing” the neighborhood. Speakers said things like “white lives matter” and held up signs saying things like “We know who you are!” and “White women’s lives matter.” And they’re not just upset at these women, they’re outraged that the police haven’t taken any serious action against them. 911 calls were placed, but there were reportedly zero reports taken. Anonymous individuals told WPVI...
  • 9 Truths All People Need to Accept About Racism So We Can Finally Have an Honest Conversation

    06/03/2015 4:28:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | May 28, 2015 | Melanie McCoy
    Racism is a difficult discussion to have, especially when people do not have an understanding of what racism is, how it works and who it is perpetuated by. Here are nine truths that we need to accept about racism if we want to have honest conversations. Can Black People Be Racist? “There is an element of whites who are nothing but cold, animalistic racists. That element is the one that controls or has strong influence in the power structure. It uses the press skillfully to feed statistics to the public to make it appear that the rate of crime in...
  • Can you guess when it's okay for whites to use the n-word?

    05/29/2015 8:59:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/29/2015 | Newsmachete
    Most major media outlets try to cover up their ideology.  They still push it in articles, but they like to beat around the bush, speaking indirectly and acting a bit timid about pushing their real agenda because of its radical nature. But you don't see that kind of rhetorical hesitancy at the Huffington Post.  Their forces of radical progressivism are always the first to charge over the top of Brokeback Mountain, championing communism and the destruction of our culture and our nation-state, and always with a strong emphasis on sexual deviancy, as befitting a publication named after Arianna Huffington's...
  • Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

    05/25/2015 1:06:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The Huffington Post's Canada The Blog ^ | May 18, 2015 | Aeman Ansari, fourth year jouralism student
    Last week The Ryersonian reported on an incident that involved two first-year journalism students who were turned away from an event organized by Racialized Students' Collective because they are white. Since then there has been a lot of commentary on the piece and a lot of debate -- a lot of the criticism is valid. There are two sides to the story: 1) the media has a right to attend public events and report on matters that are in the public interest. The student media needs to cover initiatives that are happening on campus so that we draw attention to...
  • “Party of white people”: How Tea Party took over the GOP, armed w/all the wrong lessons from history

    05/23/2015 9:42:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | May 23, 2015 | Professor David Sehat
    The Founders were a divided bunch. They believed in debate but also in solving problems. Someone tell the Tea Party.Excerpted from "The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible" There was an emerging disagreement among conservatives, one that grew out of differing dispositions, if not principle. The Tea Party movement possessed an almost centrifugal force in which ideas gravitated from the center to the margins. On the anti-intellectual fringe, the narrative about the Founders was taken up by absolutists and paranoids who supported citizen militias and the like. Yet even those not on the fringe...
  • Who was involved in the deadly Waco biker brawl?

    05/19/2015 7:16:57 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 111 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/19/15 | By Caitlin Dickson
    Who was involved in the deadly Waco biker brawl? “In 34 years of law enforcement, this is the most violent crime scene I have ever been involved in,” Waco Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said following a biker gang shootout that left 9 dead and 18 others wounded in the parking lot of a busy shopping center Sunday. “There is blood everywhere.” Reports of the grisly brawl, which police said escalated from the bathroom to the bar and out into the parking lot of a restaurant called Twin Peaks, sound like a scene from a movie — or one of...
  • University Report: A Room Full of White People Is a Microaggression

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

    05/08/2015 1:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)DENVER — Black History Month is February. Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. And at one Colorado barbecue joint, June 11 is White Appreciation Day. Two Hispanic restaurant owners, Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jiminez, who recently bought Rubbin Buttz BBQ in Milliken, Colorado, have decided to offer a 10 percent discount that day to white customers. “We have a whole month for Black History Month,” Mr. Antillon told 9News in Denver. “We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans.” It...
  • Chicago Is The Most Segregated City In America: Analysis

    05/06/2015 4:56:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 5/4/2015 | John Dodge
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago is the most segregated city in the United States, while also being one of the most diverse, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Data. How can that be possible? Because “diversity” and “segregation” are two different things, when you look at them from a city-wide level and then the neighborhood level, writes Nate Silver, the founder and editor of the Five Thirty Eight blog. “Chicago deserves its reputation as a segregated city,” Silver writes. “But it is also an extremely diverse city. And the difference between those terms — which are often misused and...
  • Vanderbilt Prof Blames Riots On ‘White Privilege,’ Calls For Massive Surveillance Of White People

    05/04/2015 12:37:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 3, 2015 | Eric Owens, education editor
    A black sociology professor at Vanderbilt University is arguing that “white privilege” is to blame for last week’s riots and looting in Baltimore, Md. The professor, Tony N. Brown, took to the op-ed pages of The Tennessean late last week to make the claim. White people act “routinely to harm, demean, and damage black and brown people,” Brown wrote in Nashville’s main newspaper. These actions “explain the lofty levels of frustration and despair among black and brown youth The professor, who has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, cites other unrelated incidents as evidence of the riots after the...
  • Baltimore riots were caused by capitalism and cops, not poverty

    05/03/2015 12:07:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Axis of Logic ^ | May 3, 2015 | Ted Rall, Smirking Chimp
    The race riots that followed the recent murders of unarmed black men by police in places like Ferguson and Baltimore have liberal commentators and politicians placing the blame on poverty, specifically among inner-city African-Americans. This is an American tradition: progressives wrote similar editorials calling for antipoverty programs, and politicians issued (empty) promises to enact them, after the Rodney King beating in Los Angeles provoked rioting in the South Central neighborhood in the early 1990s, and following the even bigger urban conflagrations of 1968 in Detroit, Newark and Watts. I grew up poor, and I have struggled financially. I hate poverty;...
  • Why Fox News Had The Best Baltimore Coverage (Grab a white pail)

    05/03/2015 6:14:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 3, 2015 | Ana Marie Cox
    In its coverage of Baltimore, the Fair and Balanced network had its world turned upside down.When there’s a riot going on, what channel do you turn to? Watch MSNBC if you want information packaged in the language and symbols that echo the story you already know to be true. Watch CNN for the bland dilution of information into items of mild interest, always footnoted to the official story. But, if this past week, you wanted to see the clash between the official story of white America and the actual lived experience of black Americans, watch Fox News. In prime time,...
  • On the Cusp of an 'African American Spring'

    05/02/2015 11:57:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | May 1, 2015 | John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. , Former Associate Dean of Harvard College
    Aghast at the sight of the Baltimore riot, I struggled for days to find meaning in what appeared senseless. I searched history for answers, discovering that what's happening through the protests and riots of African Americans throughout the country is similar to the "Arab Spring" that occurred in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain. Are we on the cusp of an "African American Spring" akin the Arab Spring? Perhaps. The Arab Spring was an "awakening" of long-held yearnings for equality led mainly by young, disenfranchised citizens. It began as popular uprisings in the form of local protests, riots, social...
  • New names for Baltimore, Charleston, Atlanta, Birmingham, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, etc.

    04/30/2015 9:46:30 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 68 replies
    The News | 30 April 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Okay, some new names for cities affected by rioting or probably soon to be affected. Baltimore - Baltitroit Charleston - CharlesWatts Atlanta - Detrantla Birmingham - Birmingtroit Philadelphia - Philatroit Pittsburg - PittsWatts
  • The Hillary coalition: Why white women will play kingmaker in 2016

    04/14/2015 6:32:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    The Week ^ | April 13, 2015 | Marc Ambinder
    Hillary Clinton is in it to ... assure you that she'll work hard to deserve your vote, especially if you're an everyday American. "Everyday American" is a short phrase that encapsulates the grand strategy of her campaign, a subtle way of throwing shade on the non-everyday Americans — the people that Elizabeth Warren decries, the 1 percent, the Wall Street bankers, and, generally, opponents of progress. Whether Clinton's campaign will be revolutionary or regular is a question that'll take at least a year or more to answer. Judging by the way the media dissected her campaign video, political reporters will...
  • White privilege was invented to discourage blacks kids from trying to succeed

    04/05/2015 8:53:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | March 18, 2015 | Patricia L. Dickson
    After reading yesterday’s AT article "Teaching Racial Hatred" by David Deming, professor of arts and sciences at the University of Oklahoma, I realized something that had not occurred to me earlier about the goal of teaching college kids about white privilege. Many people believe that white privilege is a tool that is used to make white Americans feel guilty about their success by claiming that the mere fact that they were born with white skin gave them an upper hand in life (especially white heterosexual males). Once made to feel guilty, the white individuals soon begin to hate themselves for...
  • The Coalescing of the Pan-African Cultural Revolution

    04/02/2015 12:56:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 31, 2015 | Benjamin Woods
    “Let the martial songs be written, let the dirges disappear. Let a race of men [and women] now rise and take control.” –Margaret Walker in For My People “Let a thousand flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend” –Mao Tse Tung Two weeks ago, Black students at UC-Berkeley presented a series of demands to the university administration including renaming Barrows Hall after former Black Panther, Assata Shakur. At the same time, after a student threw human feces on the Cecil Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Black students began the “Rhodes Must...
  • ‘Black Brunch’ Protesters Hit Atlanta on Palm Sunday: ‘You’re Scaring the Children!’

    03/30/2015 10:37:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Like they did a week ago, ”Black Brunch” protesters hit the Atlanta area on Palm Sunday to disrupt “white spaces” by walking into restaurants, standing among diners and loudly reading statistics and proclamations regarding black oppression. Twitchy noted the latest protests, which were caught on cellphone video and spread around the Internet via social media. In this clip a man who appeared to be a manager attempted to get protesters out of the eatery to no avail — not even when a woman told them, “You’re scaring the children!” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)[continued]
  • If Ferguson stays Ferguson, blacks have no one to blame but themselves

    03/28/2015 12:41:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Bay State Banner ^ | March 26, 2015 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Ferguson will hold municipal elections on April 7. The mayor and five of the six city councilpersons are white. Three are up for reelection. Since Michael Brown was gunned down by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, the one loud refrain has repeatedly been how could a city where African-Americans make up the overwhelming majority of the population be policed by a nearly all-white police force, and governed by a nearly all-white city administration? The thought was that the Brown slaying angered and engaged so many thousands that it was almost a done deal. The first chance...
  • Obama: I'll Use Clemency Power 'More Aggressively'

    03/21/2015 6:08:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 21, 2015 | Ryan J. Reilly
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) President Barack Obama plans to grant clemency to federal offenders "more aggressively" during the remainder of his presidency, he said in a sit-down interview with The Huffington Post on Friday. Obama has faced criticism for rarely using his power to grant pardons and commutations. In December, he commuted the sentences of eight federal drug offenders, including four who had been sentenced to life. That brought his total number of commutations to 18. Obama said he had granted clemency so infrequently because of problems in the Justice Department's Office of the Pardon Attorney. The former head of that office, who...
  • GUEST COLUMNIST: White privilege ensures inherent inequality

    03/21/2015 11:56:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Tuscaloosa News ^ | March 21, 2015 | Oscar Tucker, Special to The Tuscaloosa News
    Fanatics believe their opinions are unbiased and unassailable. Conservatives, who contemptuously ridicule everything Barack Obama, believe their opinions sacred and his ideas sacrilegious. They have not come to terms with the fact that a black person occupies the White House as president, and not as a cook. Many conservatives grudgingly admit that his Bloody Sunday speech in Selma was a great speech, but could not resist belittling it. He has been accused of fomenting strife, opening old wounds and politicizing the event. Bloody Sunday was politicized when the Congressional GOP leadership announced they would not attend. They were pandering to...
  • Why I didn't call the police when I saw two black boys with guns next door (Idiocy)

    03/19/2015 4:23:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    MSN / The Guardian & Observer ^ | March 19, 2015 | Victoria Brown
    On the first day of winter’s thaw, I saw two teenage boys on the roof next door holding guns. I don’t know much about guns, except that they kill and that young black men holding them are likely to be killed. I called my husband, trying to keep panic out of my voice so as not alarm my own children. He looked out the window. “Jesus. Call the police”. After Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice - especially after Tamir - calling the police didn’t seem like the solution here. “Don’t you see who it is”? I told...
  • Starbucks Campaign Already Inspiring Awkward Conversations About Race

    03/19/2015 10:53:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | March 18, 2015 | Kat Chow
    "It's also interesting because I'm actually black, but you assumed otherwise," Jay Smooth told Nancy Giles. Starbucks' campaign to get people talking about race has already birthed a very public, very cringeworthy conversation about race. Jay Smooth, a radio DJ and video blogger, was on MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes Tuesday night, discussing the coffee company's "Race Together" campaign with fellow guest Nancy Giles, a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning. As they discussed the efficacy of a campaign like Race Together — with Giles defending it and Smooth pushing back — Hayes played one of Smooth's most popular videos,...
  • Dear Azealia Banks, Please Feel Free To Leave America And Never Return

    03/18/2015 11:33:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 18, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    Dear Azealia Banks, I read about your interview with Playboy magazine where you apparently took off your clothes and talked about how much you hate white people. Just another day at the office for you, I suppose. I confess I didn’t read the whole exchange, though I’m sure it was packed with penetrating insight and searing self-reflection. I did notice, however, this portion: “I hate everything about this country. Like, I hate fat white Americans… All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who...
  • [May 2014] Hispanics are Becoming White and It’s Not Good

    03/18/2015 7:29:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Water Cooler Convos ^ | May 21, 2014. | Jenn M. Jackson
    Latino Americans – or Hispanics – occupy a stigmatized status in America alongside blacks. For some, that is cause for activism, social change, lobbying for legislative action, or preservation of their ethnic heritage. For others, it is a reason to deny their own heritage and abandon their genetic makeup. Sadly, the number of folks who choose the latter option seems to be growing. According to a recent Pew Research study, more than one million Americans who previously identified as Hispanic and “some other race” on the 2000 US Census checked Hispanic and white on the 2010 census form. While the...
  • The $5 Trillion Debt: Do white Americans owe their black neighbors for slavery?

    03/18/2015 7:20:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Valley Advocate ^ | March 18, 2015 | Kristin Palpini
    It was on a year-long walk retracing the path of slavery between Africa and the United States that Teegrey Iannuzzi says she finally woke up. She was taking part in the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage, a walk retracing the trans-Atlantic slave trade between South Africa and the American colonies. The trek began in 1998 and was organized by Leverett Buddhist Sister Clare Carter, who meant for the journey to unite people of various racial and religious backgrounds in a visceral understanding of slavery’s cost. Iannuzzi, now in her late 40s and living in Shutesbury, was already interested in...
  • White students barred from funded RSU student group event (Canada)

    03/14/2015 11:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Ryersonian ^ | March 13, 2015 | Natasha Gan
    Trevor Hewitt, left, and Julia Knope, right, were barred from an event held by the Racialized Students Collective for being white.Two white students were barred from a meeting of the Racialized Students’ Collective March 11. First-year journalism students Trevor Hewitt and Julia Knope were told that because they were not victims of racialization, they were not allowed to stay in the meeting room and report on the event. Hewitt and Knope said they made eye contact with an unidentified woman who appeared to be setting up for the event. She approached Hewitt and Knope and asked if they had ever...
  • A national conversation about what, exactly? [Groan]

    03/13/2015 10:17:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    New York Newsday ^ | March 13, 2015 | Michael Dobie, member, editorial board
    A video emerges of University of Oklahoma frat boys on a bus gleefully chanting racial slurs and references to lynchings, and the calls burst forth anew for a national conversation about race. Great, let's talk. But about what, exactly? About the racial attitudes we like to think are not quite so overt anymore? About other chapters of that fraternity and other fraternities at other universities that have engaged in similarly racist behavior without attracting the same national attention? About how, in the wake of the Oklahoma incident, online comment boards were filled with people defending the frat boys' free speech...
  • Tea Party Is ‘Bald-Faced Racists,’ White Privilege Conference Speaker Tells Sea Of White People

    03/13/2015 7:10:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 12, 2015 | Eric Owens, education editor
    Members of the tea party movement are “screw-loosers” who range from “sort of a generic racism” to “bald-faced racists,” and they tend to become further more racist the further the longer they associate with tea party ideas. Also, “tea partiers are not overly concerned about the economy,” love “gun rallies,” want power in the hands of white people and hate President Barack Obama because he “broke the white monopoly on the presidency.” Such was the message of a speaker on the first day of this year’s White Privilege Conference, currently happening at a posh hotel in downtown Louisville, Ky. The...
  • Fraternities Have Always Been a Haven for Whites To Exercise Racist Impulses (Here we go)

    03/12/2015 3:51:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 12, 2015 | Curtis Bunn
    In 1955, a study published in the sociological journal, “Social Problems,” found that most students in fraternities and sororities were more racist than their non-Greek classmates. That was 60 years ago, but it explains precisely the origin of the Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity’s racist chant last week about hanging Black people and not letting them in its organization. A culture of racism, euphemized as exclusivity, has existed from the beginning and, in fact, was part of the principles on which frats were created: no Blacks. To wit: SAE was founded at Alabama in 1856 in the “Deep South,” it...
  • We All Live In Alabama. (The Pity Party rolls on)

    03/08/2015 11:01:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | March 8, 2015 | Marque-Anthony
    Just as the commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Alabama gets underway, yet another young unarmed African-American male (Tony Robinson, 19) is gunned down in Madison, Wisconsin by a police officer and we are left to wonder how much has really changed? Have we come a long ways simply because the President of the United States looks like us? Or have we arrived in the promised land spoken of by Martin Luther King Jr. simply because we can visit the upscale side of town, drive nice cars, live in nice houses, vote, write books and make six figures? But the reality...
  • High School Principal Excludes White Students From ‘Black Lives Matter’ Event

    03/07/2015 7:44:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 7, 2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    An Illinois high school principal is defending his decision to exclude white students from a “Black Lives Matter” event held at his school. On February 27th, Oak Park and River Forest High School principal, Nathaniel Rouse, hosted a “Black Lives Matter” event exclusively for black students. The assembly was intended to culminate Black History Month with a discussion on race relations. Approximately 350 black individuals attended the event. When white students attempted to attend the assembly, however, they were denied entry. Parents who were upset over the school’s decision to exclude non-black students from the event voiced their opinion to...
  • Kansas Republican Leader Claims Obama Wants to Absolve All Black People From Prosecution of Crimes

    03/07/2015 6:24:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 6, 2015 | Curtis Bunn
    While there are countless critics who contend President Obama has not done enough for Black people, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach took a different, preposterous approach. The staunch anti-immigration advocate agreed with a caller on his radio show that said Obama would forgive African-Americans “accused of a crime, charged with a crime, is not going to be prosecuted, regardless of the crime,” based on his recent immigration action. Kobach, unfortunately, did not dispute the caller, named “Stu.” In fact, he added to the outlandish notion. “Well, it’s already happened more or less in the case of civil rights laws,”...
  • Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stats

    03/07/2015 7:20:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Editors
    Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stats 03/05/2015 Racial Politics: Unable to pin racism charges on Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Attorney General Eric Holder is using half-baked data to manufacture a case of racism against his entire police force. Holder's race-baiting civil rights crew combed through several years of Ferguson Police Department data on traffic stops, searches and arrests and "found a pattern of racial disparities in Ferguson's police activities." "African Americans are overrepresented in FPD's vehicular stops" and victims of "racial bias," Holder concludes in his report. He...
  • Flemington community divided over deli owner's 'White History Month' sign, report says

    03/04/2015 5:00:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Express-Times ^ | March 4, 2015 | Sarah Peters
    Jim Boggess says everyone should be proud of who they are. His sign celebrating his own White History Month has gotten quite a bit of attention.A Flemington business owner's attempt to celebrate his white heritage has caught the attention - and ire - of several of his neighbors, the Hunterdon County Democrat reports. Jim Boggess, proprietor of Jimbo's Deli on Main, displays a sign in the window of the 22 Main St. establishment that reads "CELEBRATE YOUR WHITE HERITAGE IN MARCH, WHITE HISTORY MONTH," the Democrat reports on nj.com. Boggess said other groups have their celebrations, and any racial discrimination...