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  • Today's Whites and Blacks Take Credit for What Their Ancestors Did

    12/12/2018 12:04:41 PM PST · by rebuildus · 33 replies
    PRRooney.com ^ | 12/12/18 | Patrick Rooney
    There’s an interesting story out there—a white male Columbia University student joyfully exclaimed his love for white people on a viral video shown on Twitter. “Europeans built the modern world,” he said.. “We invented science and industry and you want to tell us to stop because, ‘Oh my God, we’re so bad.’ We invented the modern world.” The student, later identified as Julian von Abele, a sophomore at the school, appeared a bit “toasted,” to use a word known to college students everywhere. If he was, maybe it helped him get up the courage to tell the un-tellable truth in...
  • College cancels play by black playwright because it might harm black people

    12/10/2018 8:31:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 10, 2018 | Autumn Berard
    An elite liberal arts college known for disinviting speakers whose viewpoints offended students has canceled a “play-in-progress” because it made student cast members uncomfortable. The visiting professor who was directing “Beast Thing,” Shayok Misha Chowdhury, withdrew himself as a candidate for a tenure-track position in the theater department because of the “climate” exposed by the cancellation of the play.
  • Golden Globes praised for breaking the diversity record - but critics say there aren't enough [tr]

    12/07/2018 6:45:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2018 | Marlene Lenthang
    The Golden Globes has revealed one of its most diverse nominations lists yet, but some critics say the award show has snubbed female actors and directors. In the two Best Picture categories at this year's award show four out of the 10 nominated directors are people of color, a history-making record. However, critics have pointed out that all the directors are male. In the Best Picture-Drama category, four out of the five nominations tell the story of people of color. Three of those directors are also people of color including Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman, Barry Jenkins for If Beale Street...
  • 2019 Golden Globe nominations are revealed, kicking off Hollywood award season

    12/06/2018 6:23:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2018 | Megan Sheets
    Hollywood's award season is kicking off with the reveal of the 2019 Golden Globes nominations streaming live on Thursday morning. Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slater will be broadcasting live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel to reveal which films, TV series, performers, and more have been nominated for the 76th annual Golden Globes. Also on hand will be Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna, Golden Globe Ambassador Isan Elba. The announcements are being made one month before the January 6 ceremony, which will be hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh.
  • Mixed race mayor removes Gainsborough painting of 18th century aristocrat from her office over [tr]

    12/05/2018 7:23:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 5, 2018 | Amie Gordon
    A Lord Mayor has removed a portrait of a politician linked to the slave trade from her office and replaced it with the picture of an African-American woman. Cleo Lake took down the 'dull and dated' portrait of Lord Nugent holding the 1750 Act of Parliament, painted by Thomas Gainsborough, from the walls of City Hall in Bristol. The Mayor has replaced the portrait with a painting of Henrietta Lacks, whose cancer cells became the source of the HeLa cell line and central to modern medicine.
  • EX-NBA Player Eric Murdock Accuses White United Airlines Flight Attendant of Race-Baiting

    12/04/2018 5:17:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 4, 2018 | Dan Cancian
    A former NBA player has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines for $10 million, accusing a flight attendant of “race-baiting.” According to the lawsuit filed in New York Eastern District Court, the incident unfolded on July 13 on United Airlines Flight 1537 from Las Vegas to Newark Airport in New Jersey. Murdock, who is black, asked a flight attendant whether he could move to an empty emergency exit row behind him to sit alongside his son, who was seated in a different row. According to court documents, the stewardess, a white woman, told Murdock the seats he was looking to...
  • Democrats and Racial Division

    12/01/2018 4:48:59 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 30, 2018
    Democrats are taking racial politics to new heights—and no wonder, since the tactic has again succeeded. This week Republican Senator Tim Scott said he will oppose the nomination of Thomas Farr, tapped for a federal judgeship in North Carolina. Senator Jeff Flake is voting no to showcase his opposition to Donald Trump, and the two GOP defections are enough to torpedo Mr. Farr’s appointment this year. Mr. Scott cited legal work that Mr. Farr performed decades ago for North Carolina’s then-Senator Jesse Helms. After the 1990 election, the Justice Department accused Helms of trying to intimidate black voters by sending...
  • What’s the Matter with White Liberals?

    11/29/2018 10:35:34 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | November 29, 2018 | Theodore Kupfer
    Business is booming for Robin DiAngelo, a retired sociologist and the author of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. Since resigning from Westfield State University three years ago, DiAngelo has become a full-time “writer and presenter.” What she writes about is the pathological inability of white people to understand their passive complicity in America’s “white supremacist culture,” and whom she presents it to is white people looking for lessons in how to overcome it. “Now breathe,” she instructs her readers. “I am not saying that you are immoral. If you can remain open...
  • African American ex-Facebook exec says his colleagues act like he's going to mug them [tr]

    11/28/2018 8:03:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 27, 2018 | Megan Sheets
    A black former Facebook executive has accused the company of racial discrimination both within its Silicon Valley campus and on the social media platform in a scathing memo to colleagues just before his departure. Mark S Luckie claims a lack of representation and agency of black people within Facebook's organization is directly affecting how black people are treated on the site. In the memo shared publicly on Tuesday, Luckie writes: 'Facebook has a black people problem. 'One of the platform's most engaged demographics and an unmatched cultural trendsetter is having their community divided by the actions and inaction of the...
  • Berkeley prof wants to nix student evals after white male profs score higher

    11/28/2018 7:06:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 27, 2018 | Marissa Gentry
    A University of California, Berkeley professor suggested scrapping end-of-semester student evaluations for hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions after claiming that the grades and evaluations are biased against female instructors and people of color. “Over the next few weeks, students will get the chance to evaluate their professors and TAs. They’re going to get it wrong,” UC Berkeley history professor Brian DeLaytweeted on Sunday. “They’ll be harder on women and people of color than on white men. Tenured white male faculty, in particular, should help their students understand this.”
  • White Liberals Present Themselves as Less Competent in Interactions with African-Americans

    11/26/2018 10:53:14 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    Yale EDU ^ | November 15, 2018 | Cydney H. Dupree
    Racial bias can put people of color at a disadvantage when interviewing for a job, buying a house, or interacting with the police. New research suggests that bias may also shape daily interactions between racial minorities and white people, even those whites who tend to be less biased. According to new research by Cydney Dupree, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Yale SOM, white liberals tend to downplay their own verbal competence in exchanges with racial minorities, compared to how other white Americans act in such exchanges. The study is scheduled for publication in the Journal of Personality and Social...
  • Fake Russian Ads Stoked Racial Tensions -- Race-Hustling Democrats 'Colluded'

    05/17/2018 6:01:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2018 | Larry Elder
    President Donald Trump rejects the narrative that Russia wanted him to win. USA Today examined each of the 3,517 Facebook ads bought by the Russian-based Internet Research Agency, the company that employed 12 of the 13 Russians indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for interfering with the 2016 election. It turns out only about 100 of its ads explicitly endorsed Trump or opposed Hillary Clinton. Most of the fake ads focused on racial division, with many of the ads attempting to exploit what Russia perceives, or wants America to perceive, as severe racial tension between blacks and whites. Think of...
  • The Rockettes are SLAMMED online over the lack of diversity among the dancers during [tr]

    11/24/2018 4:59:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 77 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 23, 2018 | Danielle Zollner
    he Rockettes braved the cold temperatures on Thanksgiving Day to perform in the Macy's parade as per tradition. In gold sequined outfits, 36 women took the New York City streets to perform a three-minute Christmas dance routine featuring high kicks, impeccable formation changes and precise dance moves. But an influx of fans online were unimpressed with the lineup from this year's Rockettes as some said the women lacked diversity in skin color.
  • Why the Announcement of a Looming White Minority Makes Demographers Nervous

    11/22/2018 6:26:06 PM PST · by DesScorp · 73 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 11-22-2018 | Sabrinia Tavernese
    The graphic was splashy by the Census Bureau’s standards and it showed an unmistakable moment in America’s future: the year 2044, when white Americans were projected to fall below half the population and lose their majority status. The presentation of the data disturbed Kenneth Prewitt, a former Census Bureau director, who saw it while looking through a government report. The graphic made demographic change look like a zero-sum game that white Americans were losing, he thought, and could provoke a political backlash. So after the report’s release three years ago, he organized a meeting with Katherine Wallman, at the time...
  • A Day of Reparations Stops in Portland

    11/21/2018 5:55:06 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 11 replies
    PCC ^ | November 21, 2018 | Rory Elliott
    On November 13th, Portland, Oregon was visited by representatives from the Uhuru Movement including: the African People’s Socialist Party, APSP, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, USM, and the African People’s Solidarity Committee, APSC.
  • No One Has Ever Crossed Antarctica Unsupported. Two Men Are Trying Right Now.

    11/21/2018 3:52:26 PM PST · by bitt · 38 replies
    nytimes ^ | 11/11/2018 | Adam Skolnick
    PUNTA ARENAS, Chile — A weather window opened on Halloween morning, the typical stiff winds and polar fog relenting, and the flight to Antarctica was cleared for takeoff. For nearly a week, Colin O’Brady, a 33-year-old American adventure athlete, and British Army Captain Louis Rudd, 49, had been waiting in Punta Arenas, Chile, on the Strait of Magellan, near the shattered end of the South American continent. In separate buildings blocks away from one another, they had been immersed in similar tasks: weighing and re-bagging their freeze-dried provisions and sorting through polar-grade gear. Their stashes included sleeping bags good for...
  • In every tally of hate crimes, blacks are the most frequent victims

    11/21/2018 12:10:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 21, 2018 | By Janell Ross
    In a recent interview, Michelle Obama helped illuminate an element of black American life rarely discussed in the absence of massive tragedy and more often dismissed or downplayed: the constant threat of violence based on hatred. Speaking with Oprah Winfrey, Obama said she cannot and will not ever forgive President Donald Trump for stoking a racist conspiracy theory about her husband’s birthplace, because it could easily have inspired the wrong person to take violent action. She and her family have had to live with the risk and manage the toll. What Obama described is at once a distinct experience -...
  • Dr. Gina Loudon Commentary: I Am ‘Becky,’ and I’ll Vote How I Darn Well Please

    11/21/2018 12:03:38 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    Tennessee Star ^ | November 17, 2018 | Dr. Gina Loudon, Ph.D.
    Bitter liberals have found a scapegoat for their mediocre performance in the midterm elections: her name is “Becky,” and they can’t stand her. While the Democrats did take the majority in the House, they fell short of running the tables on election night. Two years after a majority of white women voted for Donald Trump, liberals are furious that a constituency they once thought was firmly in their extremist camp would defy them yet again and deliver defeats for some of their favorite Democrats. For instance, they’re struggling to understand how these women could dare vote against heroes in the...
  • An Overlooked Key to Democratic Victories: Diversity in the Suburbs

    11/21/2018 5:12:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 21, 2018 | Soo Oh
    Democrats took control of the House by flipping seats in the nation’s suburbs, which have long been political battlegrounds. But those victories rested on more than just the votes of college-educated white voters, whose shift away from Donald Trump and the Republican Party has drawn wide attention. People of color were also a large component of the Democrats’ victories in the suburbs—increasingly diverse communities that no longer fit the stereotype of racial homogeneity. They are more likely to live in the suburbs than in urban areas, and no matter where they live, they tend to vote Democratic. In the AP...
  • Jorge Ramos Finds Fault With U.S. Hispanics Who Feel 'Totally Identified With This Country'

    11/19/2018 3:41:54 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    News Busters ^ | November 15, 2018 | MRC Latino Staff
    In a recent interview with the Spanish media outlet El Intermedio, Univision's senior news anchor, Jorge Ramos, was completely upfront in revealing his disdain for the sizeable segment of U.S. Latinos who vote for Republicans, including for Donald Trump. When El Intermedio correspondent Guillermo Fesser asked Ramos to explain how it is possible that Republicans nationally consistently capture about a third of the Latino electorate (and in a prime battleground state like Florida, significantly more) Ramos candidly responded that these are the Latino voters who (evidently unlike himself, and Democrat voters) are "totally identified" with the United States, and who...