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  • Student diversity officer 'posted racist comment on Twitter' saying 'kill all white men'

    10/06/2015 3:39:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 6, 2015 | Various agencies
    Bahar Mustafa former welfare and diversity officer for the union at Goldsmiths’ University of London Bahar Mustafa, 28, from Goldsmiths University, has been ordered to appear before magistrates. A university diversity officer who allegedly tweeted "kill all white men" will appear before judges to answer a charge of racism. Bahar Mustafa, 28, from Goldsmiths, University of London, has been ordered to appear before magistrates regarding a complaint of making "racially motivated malicious communication". The Met police said Miss Mustafa must attend Bromley Magistrates' Court to answer charges of sending a threatening message and communicating obscene or menacing messages at the...
  • Why does Barack Obama only care about white gun crime?

    10/03/2015 2:10:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 2, 2015 | Crystal Wright
    There are plenty of gun control laws in America, but the President isn't enforcing them. Maybe that's because the illegal guns are used by blacks to kill blacks. After the mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, President Barack Obama once again took the opportunity to lecture us Americans with righteous indignation about guns in America. “Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it. We’ve become numb to this.” Chris Harper Mercer, a 26-year old white man, killed 10 people and...
  • Black Lives Matter supporter arrested after calls to murder police, white people

    09/25/2015 1:06:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 25, 2015 | Joe Newby, Spokane Conservative Examiner
    On Thursday, Atlanta news channel WSB reported that Latausha Nedd, a supporter of Black Lives Matter who goes by the name “Eye Empress Sekhmet,” was arrested after she reportedly posted YouTube videos calling for a war on white people and police. The videos, WSB said, "are filled with profanity and hate for white people." Nedd also called for activists to "take over" police stations. In one video removed by YouTube, she is seen issuing threats against white people, declaring "open season" on "crackas," a racist term referring to whites. "I say let's have a take a gun day, and start...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ voice in Maine: Use ‘white privilege’ to disrupt it

    09/23/2015 9:51:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | September 23, 2015 | Beth Brogan
    BRUNSWICK, Maine — Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson was welcomed back to Bowdoin College on Tuesday with the sound of hundreds of fingers snapping. This form of applause is reserved only for certain speakers with whom students feel a special kinship, according to Ashley Bomboka, president of the college’s African-American Society. Mckesson, a 2007 graduate of Bowdoin, returned to visit classes, meet with new college President Clayton Rose and speak about his experiences as perhaps the most visible face of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Tuesday afternoon’s conversation, “The Intersection Between Education and Justice,” was moderated by Bomboka and Bowdoin...
  • Why Republicans are starting to panic, in 1 paragraph

    09/23/2015 7:06:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | September 23, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Summer is over. And Donald Trump is -- still -- at the top of the 2016 Republican primary field. That makes lots and lots of Republicans with an eye on winning the White House in 2016 (or even 2020) very, very nervous. That unease -- and its origins -- are explained brilliantly in this paragraph, taken from a broader piece entitled "The GOP is Killing Itself," by former Bush administration official Pete Wehner: The message being sent to voters is this: The Republican Party is led by people who are profoundly uncomfortable with the changing (and inevitable) demographic nature of...
  • The Long, Ugly History of 'Law and Order' Candidates

    09/16/2015 10:21:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Atlantic's City Lab ^ | September 16, 2015 | Daniel Denvir
    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign rhetoric carries with it a deeply unsubtle context.As we head into tonight’s second Republican presidential primary debate, we already know what to look for: All signs point to it being the Donald Trump show, once again. Which means it’s worth unpacking the fact that Trump has managed to maintain his sizable lead in the polls in no small part by repeatedly referring to his followers as the “silent majority.” Recently, he even complained that Baltimore has been set “back 35 years in one night because the police weren’t allowed to protect people. We need law and...
  • EPA's Clean Power Plan will hurt poor Blacks, Hispanics and whites the most (as Hussein promised)

    09/15/2015 6:25:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/14/15 | Peter Ferrara
    When Obama was speaking to environmentalist supporters in 2008 regarding his plans to address “climate change,” he candidly revealed, “Under my plan, electricity costs will necessarily skyrocket.” Obama’s White House Science Advisor John Holdren later elaborated, “We need to de-develop the United States to bring our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation.” The so-called Clean Power Plan proposed by Obama’s EPA is well-designed to do precisely that -- de-develop the United States. A new study from the National Black Chamber of Commerce estimates the regulation will cause job losses reaching 7 million...
  • EDITORIAL: Conservatives play an old race card against Black Lives Matter

    09/14/2015 2:36:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 13, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    An optimist would say the Black Lives Matter movement is working. Even if there were no other signs of progress, the incessant, contorted attacks the movement now faces from the right would be evidence enough. Only a movement that’s making inroads would draw such ire and condemnation. A pessimist would say that conservative crazy-talk tactic is working, drumming up fear among white Americans and turning the most galvanizing civil rights group of our time into a perceived threat. On Fox News, Black Lives Matter is the new Benghazi, the newest favorite target of the panoply of conservative commentators and conservative...
  • Exclusive: Law Enforcement Agencies On Alert For ‘Black Lives Matter’ Attacks On 9/11

    09/10/2015 2:14:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 9, 2015 | Kerry Picket
    Law enforcement agencies are on high alert this week due to violent threats coming from the Black Lives Matter movement. According to several Be On Look Out (BOLO) alerts sent from several law enforcement agencies and exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller, some members of the “#blacklivesmatter and #fyf911 are calling for the murder of more police officers on a site called blog radio.” One caller on the show says, “When those [expletives] are by themselves, that’s when when we should start [expletive]ing them up. Like they do us, when a bunch of them n**s takin’ one of us out,...
  • The White Vote and the GOP: Some activists believe minority votes don't matter, they may be right.

    09/08/2015 6:01:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    US News & World Reports' At The Edge Blog ^ | September 8, 2015 | Jeff Nesbit
    Is the white vote returning to American politics? Four recent national polls all confirm what is likely to be the galvanizing force of the GOP presidential primary season at least through next spring and what is almost certainly behind Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" surge: an effort to bring disaffected white voters back to voting booths. Nearly every political and social scientist in America has predicted for years that demographics are shifting inexorably against the Republican Party nationally -- that growing numbers of Hispanic and Millennial voters will join black voters in keeping the GOP from capturing the White...
  • Race war: Black Lives Matter radio show calls for murdering white people, cops

    09/07/2015 7:05:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 2, 2015 | Joe Newby
    In a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday, a Black Lives Matter activist declares that it's now "open season" for killing white people and police officers. Showing an image of black people standing on the U.S. flag, the host of the BlogTalkRadio program talks about "picking off" police officers. "And," the host says, "there's nothing" that white people can do about it. "His day is up," the unidentified host adds, speaking of white people. "We will witness more executions and killing of white people and cops than we ever have before," the host said. "It's about to go down," added...

    09/03/2015 6:36:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jerome Hudson
    After a month that saw law enforcement officers from Texas to New Orleans being targeted and gunned down because they were cops, a new viral video features a self-described black supremacist calling for more deadly assaults on police.
  • Radio Host Calls For Race War: “It’s About To Go Down, It’s Open Season On Killing...”

    09/02/2015 12:11:12 PM PDT · by amorphous · 86 replies ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Steve Watson
    In disgusting audio broadcast via blogtalkradio yesterday, an individual who admitted affiliation with the Black Lives Matter movement called for listeners to murder white people and police, declaring it “open season” for such executions.
  • Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

    08/29/2015 6:08:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Aug 28, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops Lana Shadwick 28 Aug 2015 Members of the #FYF911 or #FukYoFlag and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to “turn the tide” and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America. One of the F***YoFlag organizers is called “Sunshine.” She has a radio blog show hosted from Texas called, “Sunshine’s F***ing Opinion Radio Show.” A snapshot of her #FYF911 @LOLatWhiteFear Twitter page at...
  • Hate Groups Use Virginia Shooting As Call To Arms In "Race War"

    08/28/2015 11:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Vocativ ^ | August 26, 2015 | James King and Adi Cohen
    The League of the South has gone to "Security Condition Orange" and other white supremacist organizations are saying it's time for action.Hate groups across the country are using Wednesday’s televised shooting of two Virginia journalists as a call to arms in the “race war” the shooter referenced in a manifesto he sent to a national news outlet. One group has gone to “Security Condition Orange,” its second-highest alert level, which it says means “eminent (sic) danger probable.” In his manifesto, faxed shortly after the shooting to ABC News, shooter Vester Flanagan claimed to have killed WDBJ journalists Alison Parker, 24,...
  • Strange bedfellows: Donald Trump and the white working class

    08/23/2015 9:05:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 23, 2015 | Justin Gest
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump clearly prides himself in shunning focus-group research. He refuses big campaign donations that he asserts make his opponents beholden to special interests. He seems to target no specific constituency. Many pollsters remain puzzled by Trump’s political appeal. “Republican support for Donald Trump just continues to grow,” said Patrick Murray, director of Monmouth Polling after its August survey, “with no clear sense of who his constituency really is.” Yet a constituency is emerging. Trump’s strongest supporters, roughly a quarter of Republican voters across the polls, are not dissuaded by any increased media scrutiny of their candidate....
  • Trans Deaths, White Privilege

    08/22/2015 1:21:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 21, 2015 | Jennifer Finney Boylan
    IT was snowing in Maine on Jan. 9. I’d been to the dentist’s the day before. The staff there were pleasant enough when I changed genders 12 years ago. “We’ll just change your forms,” the receptionist had said, cheerfully. “It’s no problem.” That day, Papi Edwards, 20, a transgender woman of color, was shot to death outside a hotel in Louisville, Ky. If you’d told me in 2000, as a transgender woman just coming out, that I was a person of privilege, I’d have angrily lectured you about exactly how heavy the burden I’d been carrying was. It had nearly...
  • Police: Man who shot burglar charged with voluntary manslaughter

    08/18/2015 1:53:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    WJW-TV ^ | August 17, 2015 | Darcie Loreno
    AKRON, Ohio — Police have charged an Akron man with voluntary manslaughter after he allegedly shot and killed a home invasion suspect earlier this month. **For a previous story, watch the video player above** According to a release from Akron police, David Hillis, 21, of Hilbish Avenue, was arraigned Monday morning in Akron Municipal Court and then booked into Summit County Jail. He’s accused of shooting and killing burglary suspect Marcus Glover, 25, of Akron, on Aug. 7. A second burglary suspect, who police say was with Glover, has also been arrested. Terry Tart, 37, of Akron, faces charges of...
  • The Tragic and Complete Collapse of Racial Relations

    08/17/2015 4:42:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 16, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Why do polls show that racial relations have gotten much worse under Barack Obama, who won the White House with over 95% of the black — and 45% of the white — vote?</p> <p>A recent New York Times/CBS News poll just revealed that about 60% of Americans feel race relations are not good. Some 40% think that they will become even worse. Yet when Obama was elected, 66% of those polled felt race relations were generally OK. All racial groups, according to recent polling, believe that Obama’s handling of racial relations has made things worse since 2009. Another recent Pew poll confirms these tensions, and suggests whites are now about as pessimistic as blacks.</p>
  • The Truth About Slavery

    08/15/2015 1:22:09 PM PDT · by kathsua · 57 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | August 15th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Many of the descendants of North American slaves have a delusion that slavery was only about white people owning black people. The fact is that Africans were capturing, enslaving and selling each other for centuries before Christopher Columbus discovered a new market for African slave traders. Africans continued to enslave each other after the end of North American slavery. There are numerous reports that Africans still practice slavery.
  • Bree Newsome says Ferguson gave the movement ‘a revolutionary spirit’ (White supremacy)

    08/15/2015 5:28:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The St. Louis American ^ | August 14, 2015 | Chris King
    When Bree Newsome visited Ferguson to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown Jr.’s being killed, she was not going back to the source of her activism. It was actually the Trayvon Martin killing in 2012 that brought her into what is now a national movement. But in Ferguson she was visiting the place, she said, where people really began to fight back against a newly defined common enemy. “Trayvon Martin, that was when I got pulled in, that was when a lot of people got pulled in,” Newsome told The St. Louis American in an August 14 interview. “But...
  • Blacks won't rebuke Farrakhan terror threats 'This is pure evil. And it could start a race war'

    08/12/2015 5:29:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    “If the federal government will not intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us. Stalk them and kill them. Let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.” – Louis Farrakhan speech at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Miami on July 30, 2015 Louis Farrakhan made terror threats against white Americans in his recent speech at a Baptist church in Miami, and the silence from Barack Obama, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the media and most conspicuously – black Americans – is deafening. Farrakhan did not make this speech in a mosque....
  • Why poor whites should rally behind Black Lives Matter (Hurl, you might)

    08/10/2015 4:53:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | August 10, 2015 | Ryan Cooper
    Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, an unarmed black 18-year-old killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. After a day of calm remembrances, the night turned violent as police shot another black 18-year-old, one Tyrone Harris, this time after he reportedly fired a pistol at a police car at close range. (He is still alive, though in critical condition.) It's yet another sad reminder of the fact that despite some reform inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the issue of police brutality is still very much alive, however justified this particular shooting seems at the...
  • Feds: Farrakhan's anti-white rant 'protected speech'

    08/09/2015 1:40:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 9, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The U.S. Attorney's Office for Southern Florida has determined the racially charged July 30 speech by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan did not cross the line of what is considered protected political speech under the First Amendment. WND inquired last week with the U.S. Attorney's Office, asking for an opinion as to whether Farrakhan's call for 10,000 men to "rise up" and to "stalk them" and "kill them," warranted any sort of criminal investigation. Farrakhan, in a fiery sermon delivered from the pulpit of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Miami, referred to a "400-year-old enemy," which many took...
  • Louis Farrakhan: If the Federal Gov’t Does Not Intercede, ‘We Must Rise Up & Kill Those Who Kill Us’

    08/04/2015 7:09:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 109 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 3, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Louis Farrakhan: If the Federal Gov’t Does Not Intercede, ‘We Must Rise Up & Kill Those Who Kill Us’ Aug. 3, 2015 5:25pm Oliver Darcy Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called late last month for black Americans to “rise up” and “kill those who kill us” if the federal government fails to “intercede in our affairs.” The call for violence came during a July 30 speech the radical leader delivered at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Miami. “The Koran teaches persecution is worse than slaughter. Then it says, retaliation is prescribed in matters of the slain. Retaliation is a...
  • 'Cuckservative:' Trump's Code Word Is A Study In Racism, Misogyny (Featuring Joan Walsh!)

    08/03/2015 10:54:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Crooks & Liars ^ | August 3, 2015 | Karoli Kuns
    Joan Walsh breaks down the origins of the new hot word to describe milder-mannered but no less evil conservatives than Donald Trump: Then “cuckservative” started showing up in my Twitter mentions last week, after I suggested Donald Trump supporters might not be the brightest bulbs. As I clicked around, I came to a shocking conclusion: I’ve been uncharacteristically downplaying the amount of racism and misogyny powering the right today. The spread of the epithet “cuckservative” is a sign that the crudest psycho-sexual insecurity animates the far right. “Cuckservative,” you see, is short for a cuckolded conservative. It’s not about a...
  • Attention Cecil The Lion Fans: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Allegedly Ate A Baby Elephant

    07/31/2015 10:20:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies ^ | July 30, 2015
    Attention Cecil The Lion Fans: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Allegedly Ate A Baby Elephant Outraged animal lovers and conservationists petitioning the White House to extradite big-game hunter Walter Palmer to Zimbabwe for killing Cecil the lion may be unaware the the country’s president, Robert Mugabe, reportedly ate baby elephant meat during his lavish 91st birthday party in late February. A deceased lion was also allegedly involved in those festivities, a bash that cost about $1 million and was staged at a luxury resort with thousands of party guests in attendance. “Held a week after his birthday, the celebrations were described...
  • Yes, White People, It Is About You

    07/29/2015 2:22:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    New York Magazine's The Cut ^ | July 24, 2015 | Ann Friedman
    “Ready to get uncomfortable with us?” asked the official MTV Twitter account on Wednesday, preparing its audience for the documentary White People, which aired that night. In the hour-long special, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Jose Antonio Vargas talks to young people — many of them white — about race in America. While white people aren’t the only ones talking, they are involved in every conversation, and each segment has some focus on the white experience of race: a white guy who goes to a historically black college, the white teachers at a school on an Oglala Sioux reservation, white people who...
  • The Little Führer: A day in the life of the newest leader of white nationalists

    07/26/2015 7:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | July 26, 2015 | Vegas Tenold
    ate at night on June 17, after he and his wife had gone to bed, Matthew Heimbach’s phone rang on his nightstand. On the other end of the line was a man from the South Carolina field office of the FBI. The man asked Heimbach if he knew a man called Dylann Roof and, if so, if he knew where Roof was. Heimbach told the officer that he had never heard of Roof and wondered what the call was about. Without explaining further, the officer thanked him and hung up. “That’s when things got weird,” Heimbach says. Soon calls were...
  • Obama urged to appoint reparations commission

    07/26/2015 3:56:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | July 18, 2015 | Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
    In the wake of the mass murder of nine Black church members in Charleston, S.C. and the rash of unsolved fires at Black churches in the South, a coalition of Black groups are calling on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to establish a “reparatory justice” commission. “This is a moment in which you have to act and we believe that from Ferguson to Baltimore to Charleston and obviously before that there is an urgent need to ask why this keeps happening and to definitely have the kind of conversation and action to move the nation forward,” said...
  • Minority Wars: Why The Next Ten Years Will Set Everyone Against Everyone

    07/24/2015 4:37:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 23, 2015 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Martin O’Malley came face to face with the tragic state of American progressivism last week, when an 11,000-strong rally of progressive activists was disrupted by #BlackLivesMatter protesters. Activists marched into the room chanting protest songs before taking the stage in front of a bemused O’Malley to demand concrete commitments on police violence. Never mind that O’Malley and Sanders are, among presidential candidates, by far the most sympathetic to the concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement: because they’re white, they cannot be trusted, and deserve to have whatever they’re talking about shoved...
  • America's Radical 'Foremost Intellectual' (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

    07/23/2015 1:25:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2015 | Jonathan Keiler
    Readers of this website may not realize it, but America’s foremost public intellectual, especially on matters of race, is a fellow named Ta-Nehisi Coates, who for the mainstream media and liberal elites is the go-to guy. If you’ve never heard of him, don’t worry, you don’t matter. Coates is a canny writer and blogger at the Atlantic magazine and the author of two widely praised books. Like President Obama’s books, one is a coming-of-age memoir, the other an “I’ve made it memoir -- but still got a lot to complain about.” He’s also written two influential articles on race. Generally,...
  • How selective outrage over Trump is dooming the GOP (Because - White people)

    07/21/2015 11:43:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart, columnist
    In what seemed like a political nanosecond, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a statement on Saturday condemning Donald Trump’s callous assertion that day that Sen. John McCain is “not a war hero.” Senator McCain is an American hero because he served his country and sacrificed more than most can imagine. Period. There is no place in our party or our country for comments that disparage those who have served honorably. The RNC is 100 percent correct. McCain is a hero. His sacrifice and service to this country when so many like Trump looked for ways to avoid the Vietnam...
  • All Lives DO Matter

    07/21/2015 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/21/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    We live in an information age. Yet with all the avenues of information available to us, we still have far too many people who don’t or won’t understand the problems facing this nation. A few cases in point: Rep. Luis Guitierrez, (D) Illinois called the murder of Kate Steinle at the hands of an illegal immigrant, “A little thing.” I am sure it brings comfort to her family and friends that an elected official thinks so little of those cut down in the prime of their lives, murdered by someone in the United States thanks only to the efforts of...
  • ‘Black lives matter,’ claim black leaders, but apparently only when the culprits are white

    07/18/2015 11:41:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily ^ | July 17, 2015 | Shavana Abruzzo
    Crime makes people angry and distrustful. It collapses communities and fuels divisions. It also allows agitators — such as the black-lives-matter crew — to cherry-pick depredations and ignore the bigger picture: • Black teens are 4.5 times more likely to die from homicide than non-Hispanic whites, concluded a 2014 study at Northwestern University into death rates in delinquent youth. Stanley Steemer • Black Americans make up around 13 percent of the population, but committed more than half of all homicides recorded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics between 1980 and 2008. Yet the black-lives-matter mob couldn’t care less. It is...
  • Police investigating after shots fired near Confederate flag rally in Florida

    07/12/2015 11:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    OCALA, Fla. — Thousands of people rode in motorcycles and trucks to attend a rally and Pride Ride Sunday in Ocala to show support for the Confederate flag. The event was intended as a peaceful rally in support of the Confederate flag, but gunshots rang out nearby and now police are investigating. No one was hurt, but police said at least six shots were fired from an apartment complex near the Livestock Pavilion where the 17-mile ride started. Residents of the predominately African-American neighborhood dispute that the gunfire came from their complex. They said they were being harassed by the...
  • White people finally talking about race in America, but is that a good thing? (Groan)

    07/10/2015 2:59:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | July 10, 2015 | Christina Coleman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)It’s true. Black America spends a good amount of time discussing race, thinking about race, experiencing race, and living through the trauma these conversations and incidents based on race bring. No surprise there — our Black and Brown skin has for so long bound us to a contentious relationship with a country that created a system of privileges and rules that disenfranchise and oppress minorities. That’s true, too. And although conversations about race have dominated media and social media, although Black and Brown people are still being unjustly treated or killed, and although a gunman stormed a historically Black church...
  • It's official: Latinos now outnumber whites in California

    07/08/2015 9:03:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 8, 2015 | Javier Panzar
    The demographers agreed: at some point in 2014, Latinos would pass whites as the largest ethnic group in California. Determining when exactly that milestone would occur was more of a tricky question. Counting people isn't like counting movie ticket receipts. The official confirmation had to wait until new population figures were released by the Census Bureau this summer. The new tally, released in late June, shows that as of July 1, 2014, about 14.99 million Latinos live in California, edging out the 14.92 million whites in the state.
  • Trump Has It Backwards: White Criminals Stole from Mexicans

    07/07/2015 7:45:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Talking Points memo's TPM Cafe ^ | July 7, 2015 | Professor Ben Railton
    In recent days, despite substantial business and financial losses, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has doubled down on his anti-Mexican rhetoric. Along with repeating his claims about rapists and criminals, Trump added the argument that “tremendous infectious disease is pouring across the border,” among other extreme assertions. While many of Trump’s fellow GOP presidential hopefuls have worked to distance themselves from his xenophobia, Senator Ted Cruz has supported Trump. And prominent right-wing media leaders have likewise expressed their agreement, from Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity to Ann Coulter, whose most recent book, Adios America!, is an extended, xenophobic diatribe against...
  • A Frank Discussion on Race

    07/06/2015 10:17:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/6/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Since Ferguson, I have been thinking about how I view those in my community, both black and white. I have found that I feel differently about different groups of people and it is not based on race. I spend a great deal of time just listening to people and have heard over the past few months that black people do not get the respect they deserve. I have heard this from both blacks and progressive whites. It has, in large part become an integral part of our society. Is there a reason for this and just how deeply ingrained is...
  • 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...