There are a few people in the United States, sometimes known as "community leaders" who
have set themselves up as professional victims of society's injustice, whether real or
imaginary. Their leadership positions are made more secure if they
can convince their malleable followers that times are tough and all of
society's problems result from white racism and a lack of federal
that chip off your shoulder and just play the cards you were dealt.
Too many people believe that black people can't succeed without the government's
help, but those who do, or tell others they can, must be vilified as "Uncle
Yeah, sure, everybody's a victim. Stop your
Recently I observed President and Mrs. Barack H. Obama on television at the dedication of the
Martin Luther King memorial in Washington, DC, singing We Shall Overcome (Someday) and
I was struck by the unmitigated gall exhibited by this couple. He's the President of the
United States, yet he still whimpers about overcoming ... someday.
It's never enough. No matter how many years of "affirmative action" the country endures, no matter
how many hiring quotas, preferences and special privileges are lavished upon blacks — based
entirely on skin color — it's never enough. No matter how many black millionaires
there are, it's never enough. The so-called black "community leaders" still hope to "overcome
Shakedown, white guilt, several generations,
quotas, racial preferences.
Background, overview and recap articles:
America, the Racist.
Writing in the December 1991 issue of Academic Questions, Fred Siegel, associate professor of history at Cooper Union
and a self-described liberal and Democrat, bemoaned a fashionable trend in history writing. The "New Historians," he
quipped, saw American life as "a story of defeat, despair, and domination. American history became a tragedy in three
acts: what we did to the Indians, what we did to the African-Americans, and what we did to everyone else." That's
a pretty fair description of A People's History of the United States.
Appeal To The Hero. Democrats Appeal To The Victim.. A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for
courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Heroes have a different outlook on life. They tend to be
more fulfilled and are generally happy. They have confronted problems and achieved success. They took advantage
of opportunities and learned to be independent, self-reliant and responsible. They have a positive view of life and are
content with where they are. Heroes concentrate on things they can control. The dictionary says a victim is
someone or something that has been hurt, damaged or killed or has suffered, either because of the actions of someone or
something else, or because of illness or chance. Victims generally feel that the place where they are is not where they
want to be and that is not their fault that they are where they are. Others have wronged them and victims feel helpless.
Their lack of success is always someone else's fault. They demand justice. They tend to depend on others and refuse
to take full responsibility for themselves. Victims concentrate on and complain about things they can't control.
do the least-bright people rise to the top? This is the plight of a wealthy nation. The leftists have to
invent things to be mad about. There can never be happiness, gratitude for what our nation has accomplished and
provided to the rest of the word. No. There can only be anger, dissatisfaction and rage against old crimes,
slights and perceived offenses. That is what the left traffics in, rage at counterfeit crimes, transgressions committed
by long-dead people, even if they worked tirelessly to bring about change. The Founders wanted and knew slavery would
come to an end. They hoped it would not take war, but it did. Does the rabid left acknowledge this?
Never. For them, if we are not people of color, we are all guilty to the end of our days. This is why so few of
the really smart people are in Congress; only the truly brave go there.
Politics: The Game of Loser Takes All. When life is good, there are people who seek out others to make it
worse, to level inequalities. It is hard to get the mind around this, but they do. The players of victim politics
speak clearer than mere explanations can do.
• When Ace Magashule, a career henchman who helped make
South Africa fail, says, "We have been building the white people's roads, their houses, working their farms, now it's time
for a black person to own land and farm," — that's victim politics.
• When a Palestinian
delegate calls on the UN "to hold Israelis accountable for violations and crimes in the Palestinian Territories" —
that's victim politics.
• When Hilary Clinton blasts misogynist homophobic Islamaphobic xenophobic
racist America — that's victim politics.
• When black actor Jussie Smollett pays for
staging a white hate crime on him — that's opportunistic victim politics.
• When a flyer at
the University of Illinois declares, "Ending white privilege starts with ending Jewish privilege" — that's victim
and Jew-hating politics combined.
About the Victimhood Narrative. If even a third of America's black citizens shared the views of Jason Hill, a
1985 Jamaican immigrant to this country, the Democratic Party as currently constituted would not exist. Consequently,
Hill and black Americans with similar views are despised and vilified by "compassionate" Dems and by blacks who've embraced
the victim status assigned to them by Alt-Left politicians and academicians like Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Addiction. The Orwellian disintegration of language has created the impression that there is something
ennobling or virtuous in being a victim. Martyrs are virtuous and noble, but victims are just as likely to be bad as
good. That is a relatively minor concern. Much more serious is crowning whole classes of people as "victims" and
insisting that this notional victimhood entitles them to special consideration from society. The evil this creates
dwarfs any imagined harm done to these groups of people. Indeed, every great evil of our time has been done in the
name of that horrific monstrosity "social justice" on behalf of presumed groups of victims.
The Ineradicable Sin? For today's radical Left, which now has virtually uncontested control of the Democratic
Party, racism is the universal and unforgiveable sin. It is also considered a sin that so permeates society that it is
ineradicable except by a societal revolution — one that completely rearranges what is deemed an inherently
oppressive hierarchy continually contaminated by microaggressions passed down from tyrannical generation to generation.
a Century of Blaming White Racism for Black America's Problems. For half a century, the federal government has
pursued a disastrous strategy in addressing the problems of black Americans. They were designated a victim class, and
enormous sums of money were expended on incentives to perpetuate that status. The welfare state has perpetuated
multi-generational pathologies, while the encouragement of victimology and the blame placed on white racism have poisoned
race relations instead of healing them. It's fair to say the United States government began its long and catastrophic
commitment to this approach fifty years ago today (or yesterday): February 29, 1968. On that day, the Kerner
Commission (officially the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders) delivered its report (official summary; full
400-plus pages), and white racism was officially blamed for the problems of black America.
A Letter To White
America. [Scroll down] Blacks themselves have made race the major issue in America over the past half
century. And, they are the ones that have insisted that their academic failures be advertised to the maximum
extent. They have done this in order to extract more money, more jobs, higher positions and continued leverage over the
white power structure. Victimization is their strategy. Therefore, when one writes about the academic failures of
black children, he is simply acknowledging that which blacks insisted be put in the public arena. Blacks complain that
their all-black schools are segregated, and therefore, inferior, and that that is the reason for their underachievement.
However, they still make this claim when the teachers are well paid and have advanced degrees, the school facilities are
upscale, and the per-pupil money is above that in the white schools. In addition, blacks insist that the teachers and
administrators in predominately black schools "look like the children." In other words, in one breath they complain
about segregation, and in the next breath they insist on it.
Here are 1,366 well
sourced examples of Barack Obama's lies, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc.. [#40]
The Obama administration accused fire and police departments in Jacksonville, Florida, New York City, and Dayton, Ohio of
"racial discrimination" because they required potential firefighters and police officers to take a written test. [...] [#84]
In 2012, the Obama administration accused Pepsico of "race discrimination" because it used criminal background checks to
screen out job applicants. [...] [#213] In June 2013, the Obama administration filed lawsuits against Dollar General and
BMW for using criminal background checks to screen employees. The Obama administration claimed that such background
checks were "racist." [...] [#318] In March 2012, Obama's Justice Department blocked Texas's voter ID law, claiming that
it was "racist." [...] [#536] In January 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had accused lenders in the auto
industry of "racism." However, the auto industry does not report or keep track of the race of the people whom it lends
money too, and the Obama administration's accusation of "racism" was based on guessing the races of the people who had borrowed
money. [...] [#551] Obama's Justice Department blocked Texas's voter ID law, claiming that it was "racist." [...] [#712] In
May 2014, it was reported that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had stopped conducting employee evaluations because
they were "racist." The agency's new policy would pay all employees as if they had received the highest score.
The case of Oberlin College vs. Gibson's Bakery:
Bakery v. Oberlin College: Identity Politics on Trial. The video of the lecture is below. I
don't have a transcript. I covered my theory of why you cannot understand the reaction to the shoplifting arrests
unless you understand the history of social justice warfare at Oberlin College, and weak and complicit involvement of the
prior administration. I then walked through various incidents we have covered, particularly The Great Oberlin College
Racism Hoax of 2013, that predated the Gibson protests. I also spend a lot of time talking about Oberlin College's
perplexing and offensive demonization of the bakery and the Gibson family, both before and at trial. I discussed some
of the evidence in the case, but my job was not to argue for or against the verdict, but to understand it. [Video clip]
Media Seek Access To Gibson's Bakery Store Clerk's Sealed Facebook Records in Oberlin College Case, But Why?
The court already ruled against Oberlin College's attempt to unseal the records of a Gibson family member who wasn't a party
and didn't testify. So why are Cleveland media outlets trying to rescue Oberlin College's post-trial public relations effort?
protest against racism, and a $31.5 million defamation award. David Gibson, one of the owners of Gibson's
Bakery in Oberlin, described what happened when his son, Allyn, was at the cash register when the student tried to buy a
bottle of wine: "My son confronted him and would not accept the false ID. Realized it was a fake ID as well.
But realized that he was also trying to steal two bottles of wine. And at that point he denied him the sale. "He
attempted to take a picture of him with his phone. At that point, the young man took his phone and shoved it in his
face and was able to run out of the store.
verdict, Oberlin College President still "makes allusions to a pattern of racist behavior" by Gibson's Bakery.
One of the most disturbing aspects of the Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin College case has been the almost obsessive
demonization of Gibson's Bakery and its owners by the college. It started not just during the protests and
pre-litigation interactions that gave rise to the lawsuit, but in the Answer filed by the defendants in response to the
lawsuit. [...] For now, the battle is being fought in the court of public opinion. And the college's aggressiveness in
attacking the Gibsons has not changed, with suggestions by the college, wink, wink, that the Gibsons probably are racist even
if the college wasn't allowed to prove it in court.
News report on Gibsons v. Oberlin College case to air Sunday. CBS News will run a special report on the
court case between Gibson's Bakery and Oberlin College at 9 a.m. Sunday [11/3/2019]. [...] Award-winning broadcast
journalist Ted Koppel was in Oberlin in early October conducting interviews for a CBS News Sunday Morning special on the
November 2016 protests that led to a court case and $32 million judgment against the college last spring.
family appeals reduction of $44 million award in case against Oberlin College. The Gibson family, owner of Gibson's bakery,
won their case against Oberlin College earlier this year and a jury awarded the family a total of $44 million. However, that
amount was later reduced to just over $31 million to keep it in line with caps on damages that exist under Ohio law. Earlier
this month the college filed an appeal of that reduced judgment.
file notice of appeal in case against Oberlin College. Less than two weeks after their counterparts announced
plans to appeal the verdict, attorneys for Gibson's Bakery and the Gibson family have filed their own notice of appeal in
their multi-million dollar lawsuit against Oberlin College. Both sides are now seeking to overturn rulings made during
and after the six-week trial that capture national attention as it played out in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. The
jury's original $44 million award to the Gibsons was the largest in a libel suit in Ohio history, though it was later
reduced by Judge John Miraldi due to statutory limitations in Ohio law.
Gibson Admitted to 'Hospital in Very Serious Condition' Due to Pancreatic Cancer. Gibson's Bakery posted on
Facebook today that David Gibson, one of the owners of the bakery and a plaintiff in the lawsuit that yielded almost $32 million
in damages against Oberlin College, went to the hospital "in very serious condition." He announced on August 6 that he has
pancreatic cancer. [...] Gibson knew about his pancreatic cancer for months. He asked the court not to tell the jurors about his
illness. In his announcement video, Gibson said Oberlin College planned to drag out the court battle due to his pancreatic cancer.
students campaign for candidates in Virginia. With the general election less than a month away, Oberlin
students are working the phones to try and turn the Virginia Statehouse blue. Students met in the Mudd Center to call
and campaign for three Virginia Democrats; incumbents Wendy Gooditis and Danica Roem, and challenger Dan Helmer who is trying
to unseat a Republican incumbent. Oberlin student Emma Bally is a member of the Oberlin College Democrats and a fellow
for the Human Rights Campaign. She said she organized with the college group to help campaign Thursday afternoon [10/10/2019]
so they could help influence the campaigns in Virginia.
College to appeal Gibson's verdict. Attorneys for Oberlin College filed notice in Lorain County Common Pleas
Court on Tuesday [10/8/2019] that they are appealing the verdict handed down by a Lorain County jury earlier this year in a
defamation case brought by Gibson's Bakery and the Gibson family. Oberlin College's board of trustees voted to appeal
the multimillion jury verdict, which currently stands at $31.5 million in favor of the Gibsons. The appeal will
be heard by the Ninth District Court of Appeals in Akron.
College hires high-powered D.C. lawyers to appeal Gibson's Bakery verdict. Oberlin College just announced in an
email blast that it not only is appealing the Gibson's Bakery verdict, it has hired 1st Amendment litigators at the D.C.
Office of a large national law firm to lead the appeal. The email blast announcing the appeal was sent by Chris
Canavan, Chair of the Oberlin College Board of Trustees. For most of the past decade Canavan also was Director, Global
Policy Development, at Soros Fund Management, until leaving that position last month.
denies Oberlin College's request to unseal Gibson Bakery store clerk's Facebook records. There have been many
strange motions and actions in the Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin College case. A post-trial motion by Oberlin
College to unseal Facebook records may be one of the more strange developments, and offers a window into the bitter feelings
of college officials. Allyn D. Gibson (Allyn D.) is the grandson of plaintiff Allyn W. Gibson ("Allyn W.")
and the son of plaintiff David Gibson. Allyn D., who was not a party in the lawsuit, was the store clerk on duty who
caught an Oberlin College student shoplifting. The scuffle that ensued, involving two additional Oberlin College students,
resulted in (1) the arrest (and later conviction) of the three students, and (2) protests and boycotts, and the alleged
defamation of the bakery and its owners by Oberlin College and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo.
rejects new trial in Gibson's case; documents detail settlement attempts. A judge on Tuesday [9/10/2019] denied
Oberlin College a new trial to once again defend itself in the case brought by the Gibson family and Gibson's Bakery over the
college's behavior during student protests nearly three years ago. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi
rejected not only a new trial, but also a request by the Gibsons that he award an additional $105,000 in interest on top of
the already-awarded damages, according to court documents.
College denied new trial in Gibson's Bakery case. [Scroll down] In neither Order did the Court address
what I found to be the only "interesting" issue, the jury verdict form on compensatory damages that found no "actual malice,"
yet the jury considered bad intent as part of punitive damages. Apparently the Court did not find it sufficiently
interesting to address separately.
College wants new trial in Gibsons case. Citing errors in the six-week trial that led to a multimillion-dollar
legal judgment in favor of Gibson's Bakery and the Gibson family, Oberlin College has asked a judge for a new trial to be
held in the case. More than 540 pages of legal arguments and exhibits were filed Aug. 14 by Oberlin College
attorneys asking Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi to order a new trial.
College Seeks New Trial in Gibson's Bakery Case. Everyone is waiting for the appeal in the Gibson's Bakery
v. Oberlin College case that has captured the attention of the nation. The judgment is for almost $32 million in
damages and defendants were required to post a $36 million bond to secure the judgment pending appeal. The appeal phase,
as I've previously indicated, is the most perilous for the Gibsons. Their case was so strong on the facts, and the trial
defense so tone deaf, that a jury verdict in their favor was likely. But on appeal, there are legal landmines the defense
will try to raise that could torpedo the jury verdict. I'm not predicting that, but in any lengthy trial there are a
myriad of issues a losing party could raise on appeal.
College Professor after Gibson's Bakery verdict: "how idiotic can the college be always?". Despite over 100
posts at Legal Insurrection on the Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin College conflict and lawsuit, I just read a fresh
perspective on what happened. The perspective is that of Abraham Socher, currently Editor of the Jewish Review of
Books. Pertinent to this discussion, Socher is a former Oberlin College Associate Professor of Religion and Director of
Jewish Studies, where he taught for 18 years. [...] This wasn't just a town-gown conflict, or even a racial conflict,
it was a class conflict as much as anything.
Bakery owner announces cancer diagnosis, says Oberlin College is trying to wait him out. Gibson's Bakery
co-owner David Gibson is fighting pancreatic cancer, he announced in a video posted Tuesday to the bakery's Facebook
page. He also said he believes Oberlin College is trying to wait until he and his 91-year-old father are dead as the
two sides continue to battle in court in a case that resulted in the largest monetary award for libel in Ohio history.
Doing so wouldn't absolve the college of having to pay if it loses or exhausts all its appeals, according to an experienced
First Amendment attorney who has been following the case.
College, staff member post bond in Gibson Bros. Inc. lawsuit. Oberlin College Dean of Students Meredith
Raimondo posted a bond July 30 for the sum that a Lorain County jury says they owe a local bakery. In a filing in
Lorain County Common Pleas Court, the Zurich American Insurance Company, of Maryland, posted a $36,367,711 bond on behalf of
Oberlin College and Raimondo to cover the current judgment that was imposed against them by the jury and Common Pleas Judge
John R. Miraldi.
Says It Can't Pay Defamed Baker, Judge Orders College to Post Bond of Over $36 Million. Oberlin College was
ordered to pay $31.5 Million to a local baker for defamation. They are saying they can't pay. The judge just
ordered them to put up a $36 Million bond to make sure they do. That's hardcore justice.
College ordered to post $36M bond in case against Gibson's Bakery. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John
Miraldi has ordered Oberlin College to post a $36 million appeal bond before he stays execution of the multimillion-dollar
judgment recently won against the college by Gibson's Bakery and the Gibson family. Attorneys for the Gibsons had
requested the college post a bond worth $36,367,711.56, representing the total amount of judgments against the college, plus
interest, awarded by a jury and Miraldi following a six-week trial that lasted from late May into early June.
Bakery: "there is serious concern about [Oberlin College's] ability to pay this sizeable judgment three years from
now". With interest running at over $4k per day, Oberlin College seeks stay of execution of Gibson's Bakery $32
million judgment, but doesn't want to post a bond. The $25 million damages judgment plus the over $6.5 million
attorney's fees and expenses award, puts Oberlin College almost $32 million in debt to Gibson's Bakery and its owners.
Post-judgment interest in Ohio is 5%, which if my math is correct, on $32 million equals $1.6 million a year just in
interest, or $4,384 per day. So that $32 million is going to keep growing as the inevitable appeal winds its way
through the courts.
awards Gibson's attorneys $6.5 million in fees on top of damages. The law firms that represented Gibson's
Bakery and its owners in a lawsuit against Oberlin College have been awarded approximately $6.5 million in attorney fees by
Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi. The amount is on top of the $25 million in compensatory and punitive
damages Oberlin College has been ordered to pay the bakery and its owners, who won a lawsuit against the college last month.
Bakery says Oberlin College's scorched earth defense justifies large legal fee award. The post-verdict fight
over legal fees continues in the Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin College case. The jury decided that Gibson's would
get attorney's fees, but it is up to Judge John Miraldi to determine the amount. Last week Daniel McGraw reported on
the court hearing, and the astounding fact that the lawyers on each side had time into the case equaling just under $5 million.
The defense lawyers got paid hourly, the Gibson's lawyers have the case on a 40% contingent fee, but kept track of their time.
Bakery v. Oberlin College: $5 million attorney's fees may be a floor, not a ceiling. The hourly time put
in by the plaintiffs' and defense attorneys each was just under $5 million. That would seem to create a measure of
"reasonable attorney's fees" to be awarded Gibson's — the issue is whether and how much of a multiplier is applied.
Oberlin College President: "Pay the court's judgment, don't fight it; apologize to the Gibson family and to the
community". [Scroll down] There is no indication the current Oberlin College administration is ready to
change the culture. The post-verdict public relations campaign continues falsely to portray Oberlin College as having
done nothing other than attempt to protect student free speech, and as having been held liable for student speech in a result
that is a threat to higher education. The jury verdict is just the latest in a long line of Oberlin College enemies to
Bakery v. Oberlin College: The $13 million damage claim the jury wasn't permitted to consider.
Oberlin College's erroneous crisis management public relations campaign seeks to portray itself as the victim of a process in
which the judge and jury made numerous mistakes, and the media misrepresented the case. But in reality, Judge John
Miraldi had several rulings that helped Oberlin College tremendously. In his pre-trial summary judgment ruling, Judge
Miraldi found a number of the statements the plaintiffs wanted to present to the jury on the libel claim to be constitutionally
protected opinion. Only two of the documents which contained defamatory statements and were spread by the college (the
flyer and student senate resolution) were permitted to be shown to the jury. The judge also denied the plaintiffs'
request to show videos of the demonstrations because student speech was not at issue (contrary to what Oberlin College
President Ambar keeps saying).
Recap and overview of the Gibson's Bakery case:
College is Paying the Price for Defaming a Family-Owned Bakery as 'Racist'. The day after the 2016 presidential
election, an Oberlin student entered Gibson's Bakery, near the college campus, and slipped a bottle of wine into his
coat. Allyn Gibson, whose great-great-grandfather founded the business, told the young man that he was going to call
the police. When he took out his phone to photograph him, the youth slapped the phone out of Gibson's hand and ran out
of the store, with Gibson in pursuit. When the police arrived on the scene, Gibson, who is white, was on his back being
beaten by the youth and two of his friends, all of whom are black. Nine months later, the three youths pleaded guilty
to misdemeanor charges and read a statement saying that Gibson's behavior was justified and not racially motivated. But
in the interim, student protests were held outside Gibson's store, and pamphlets were distributed accusing the store of racism.
enters $25 million Judgment against Oberlin College in Gibson's Bakery case. In the Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin
College case, the Court has entered a Judgment calculating the damages owed by the defendants after applying the statutory tort
reform caps. The total amount (inclusive of compensatory and punitive damages) is: David R. Gibson $14,000,000;
Allyn W. Gibson $6,500,000; Gibson Bros. Inc. $4,549,000. The total is $25,049,000. A hearing on awarding
plaintiffs attorney's fees is set for July 10.
for Fact-Free Food Fight. Oberlin College in Ohio has devolved into one of academe's most infamous examples of
political correctness, one of those unwelcoming places that rails against anyone who brings speakers to campus if those
speakers upset Oberlin's crusades against the racist/sexist/anti-gay menace. Now Oberlin's administration is being
punished in a very significant way for a very significant offense, and it's about time. It has taken political
correctness to an abusive extreme.
Ultra-liberal Oberlin College will save millions on Gibson's Bakery verdicts under Republican Tort Reform. The
massive compensatory and punitive damage jury verdicts in favor of Gibson's Bakery and its owners Allyn W. Gibson and David
Gibson, against Oberlin College and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo, continue to reverberate. This case is a big shock
to the higher educational system and already is giving rise to a rethinking of the role of administrators in participating in
student activism. Yet think of the jury verdict as the end of the beginning. The most legally dangerous territory for
the Gibsons is ahead. The facts of the case were so strong for the Gibsons that in some ways the easiest part is behind them.
an Oberlin Graduate. They Had It Coming. As a right-wing alumna of far-left Oberlin College, I have four
words for the administration in response to last week's ground-breaking $11 million jury verdict in the defaming of humble
Gibson's Bakery: You had it coming. I have five more words for Oberlin as arrogant college officials continue
their obstinate war on the Gibson family even after the much-deserved courtroom defeat: You still don't get it.
the Oberlin College suit. If there is one thing you learn about at Oberlin, the notoriously progressive
liberal-arts college, it is surely privilege: white privilege, hetero privilege, gender privilege — you name
it. Now, an Ohio jury has identified an entirely new variety — Woke Privilege — and resolved to
hold accountable people who believe they are protected by it. The jury handed down a staggering $11 million verdict
against Oberlin for a smear campaign against a local business and awarded another $33 million in punitive damages to the
targeted mom-and-pop store, Gibson's Food Market and Bakery. The damages will certainly be — reduced, but
the verdict is a shot across the bow of prestigious institutions tempted to join social-justice mobs.
Gets a $33 Million Smackdown. Today's podcast largely concerns the stunning slam of Oberlin College by an Ohio
jury, which found it liable for the defamation of an off-campus business, the venerable Gibson's Bakery. What does this
portend for racial politics on campus and the disgraceful conduct of out-of-control college administrators? [Podcast]
a Huge Punitive Damage Award, the Oberlin Verdict Becomes Even More Meaningful. First, while the facts of the
case were egregious, they were not unique. In the Oberlin case, students accused the plaintiffs — owners of
Gibson's Food Market and Bakery — of racism and racial profiling after police arrested three students for
attempting to steal wine and then physically attacking an employee who tried to stop the theft. The students later pled
guilty to multiple criminal counts. Students immediately launched protests of the bakery and created and disseminated
flyers declaring the bakery "a RACIST establishment with a LONG ACCOUNT of RACIAL PROFILING and DISCRIMINATION," and that a
member of the Oberlin community "was assaulted" by its owner. These claims were false. The evidence at trial
showed that employees and administrators helped publish and distribute the false flyer, including by disseminating it to the
media. The college also suspended its business relationship with the bakery. Anyone who's spent any time dealing
with campus controversies knows that activist administrators often help, support, and even direct the activities of radical
cultural rot went far beyond SJW politics into a 'culture of theft'. In the wake the landmark $44 million
verdict against Oberlin College for defaming a 5-generation family business, information is coming to light about the
behavior of students and administrators at that once-respectable institution that is simply appalling. [...] Oberlin students
acted as predators on the larger community. The pervasiveness of the student culture that regarded shopkeepers as prey
is indicated by the admission of the author that he himself had stolen from the people he interviewed. These students,
whose yearly costs of attending Oberlin (>$70k) far exceeds the average income of the surrounding community (<$55k), care not
a whit about the people who work long and hard to serve them. All the time pretending that they are interested in
damage verdict against Oberlin College "was like a seismic wave moving quickly through the courtroom". When the
punitive damage jury verdict was read in court yesterday in Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin College, it was like a seismic
wave moving quickly through the courtroom. It was that big, bigger than anyone had expected. The added punitive
damages was $33,223,500, charged to Oberlin College. That was $33 million in damages added on to the $11.2 million
they had already awarded the small business family and its owners as compensatory damages.
alumni letter predicts 'lengthy and complex legal process'. Less than 24 hours after a $44 million settlement
against the college in favor of Gibson's Bakery, Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar assured alumni in an email that the
punitive damage award will change. In the letter sent to alumni that was obtained by the Chronicle-Telegram, Ambar writes:
"This is not the final outcome. This is, in fact, just one step along the way of what may turn out to be a lengthy and complex
legal process... It will not distract, deter or materially harm our education mission, for today's students or for generations to
come." Eight jurors in the civil lawsuit deliberated on punitive damages for less than three hours Thursday afternoon [6/13/2019]
and came back with their verdicts shortly before 3 p.m. Their total damage award was more than $44 million, plus an
as-yet-undetermined amount of attorney fees payable to the Gibsons' legal team.
With $887M Endowment Claims That $33M Settlement For Misconduct Will Hurt Students. Well, this is certainly
brazen. As I reported yesterday, Oberlin College got hit with punitive damages of $33M for coordinated attacks by their
employees and students on a local bakery. The back story boils down to the fact that this bakery tried to stop three
people from shop-lifting some wine. This led to sustained attacks, spurned on by #blacklivesmatters, based on false
accusations of racism that caused serious harm to the business. [...] This has Oberlin college poor-mouthing about how such
a judgement will hurt their student body and others not directly involved in the activities in question.
Pays for Smearing the Town Grocer. Ohio's Oberlin College has achieved national notoriety for the zeal of its
progressive activism. According to a 2016 story in the New Yorker, students have bombarded administrators with endless
demands for accommodation, including abolishing midterms, banning grades below C, the addition of "trigger warnings" to
classic literature and even an $8.20 hourly wage for engaging in activism. It isn't surprising in this light that a
hate-crime hoax, spurred by a shoplifting incident at a nearby business, was enough to put students in attack mode.
College hit with maximum (capped at $22 million by law) in Gibson's Bakery case. Daniel McGraw, our reporter in
the courtroom, reports that in addition to the $11.2 million compensatory damages awarded last Friday, the jury awarded a
total of $33 million in punitive damages, which will probably be reduced by the court to $22 million because of the state law
cap at twice compensatory (it's not an absolute cap, but probably will apply here). That brings the total damages to $33 million.
College pleads poverty to jury deciding on punitive damages. [Scroll down] But of course it is not a
divorce, it is a proceeding intended to signal to the nation, especially to the college administrators of the country, the
costs of reckless catering to politically correct radical students making false claims of racism.
Good! It was the students that got you into this mess.
College to Jury: We're cash poor and big punitive award to Gibson's Bakery will hurt students. The witness testimony completed today [6/12/2019] in the
punitive damages hearing, which follows the $11.2 million compensatory verdict last Friday in the lawsuit Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin
College. The jury could award up to double damages, meaning $22.4 million on top of the $11.2 million, bringing the potential
total to $33.6 million, plus a recommendation that the judge award attorney's fees. [...] Gibson's lawyers spent considerable time going over
Oberlin College's IRS Form 990, showing over $1 billion in assets and numerous employees earning over $100,000[.]
Family Bakery Stopped Shoplifter. Protesters Called Them Racist. This Jury Just Awarded The Bakery $11 Million.
A family that has owned and operated an Ohio bakery near Oberlin College since 1885 suffered accusations of racism and protests after stopping
a black Oberlin College student from shoplifting. That prompted the Gibson family, which has owned and operated the business since its
inception, to sue the college and its interim vice president and dean of students, Meredith Raimondo, asserting that they had defamed the
bakery and caused emotional distress.
awards Gibson's Bakery $11 million against Oberlin College. The Jury in the Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin
College case has reached a verdict. According to our reporter in the Courtroom, the jury awarded $11 million.
Here are the details: Allyn W. Gibson was awarded $3 million, David Gibson $5.8 million, Gibson Bros. $2,274,500. Next
Tuesday [6/11/2019] there will be a separate punitive damages which could be a double award (meaning tripling the $11 million to $33 million).
Bakery v. Oberlin College trial reflects Higher Ed disconnect from the lives of most Americans. Within
the limitations of our ability to know, I've come away with some overall impressions, in no particular order: First,
from the start of this case I have questioned the aggressive and demeaning attacks on the Gibsons as a defense
strategy. There is no evidence that the Gibsons did anything wrong, unless you consider stopping people from stealing
something wrong. That lawful act of protecting one's property nonetheless has devastated a 5-generation business
because of Oberlin College racial politics.
Bakery v. Oberlin College — Trial Day 12 — Defense says Bakery worth only $35k, less than one
semester at Oberlin College. In many civil court cases, it is not the liability of the defendant that causes
the jury the most trouble. It is how they measure that liability in dollar amounts. In previous testimony by
plaintiff's expert Frank Monaco, an accountant with about 40 years experience doing businesses valuations and income
streams calculations, testified Gibson's was set to lose about $5.8 million over the next 30 years from the
defendant's alleged racist accusations. Defendants today [5/30/2019] presented their own expert's findings. That
expert, an accountant, stated his opinion that $5.8 million quite a bit off, and told the jury that the 135-year-old
small business was only worth $35,000.
Timely news and commentary:
Target shoppers say anti-theft stickers are only being placed on darker shades of makeup. Target is under fire
after a picture was shared widely on social media, showing only the darkest shades of Elf Cosmetics foundations marked with
anti-theft stickers. A Twitter user shared the since deleted post earlier this week in a tweet aimed at the retail
giant that garnered more than 16,000 retweets. The photo showed rows of foundations ranging several skin tones, but
four of the darker tones were covered in stickers reading, 'This item is electronically protected.'
County CROWN Act bans discrimination based on hairstyle. The CROWN Act — which has been passed in
California and New York — gives residents a legal recourse if their hairstyle impacts their employment status, or
if they're denied service because of it. Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro said the CROWN Act "seeks to
advance racial equity" by defining Protected Hairstyles.
The Editor says...
This law is ostensibly to eliminate discrimination; however, it is a law that benefits blacks exclusively and is most likely
to be enforced only against white business owners.
[are] a tool of racial oppression, Seattle public schools committee says. Something called the "K-12 Math
Ethnic Studies Framework," created by a Seattle Public Schools "Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee," is intended to instruct
students that math is intimately connected to racial oppression. Students will be taught "how technology and/or science
have been and continues [sic] to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color." The framework, the
final draft of which is scheduled to be completed by September 2020, will also attempt to "explain how math dictates economic
oppression." That's correct: math.
is racist according to Seattle Public Schools. The Seattle Public Schools Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee
(ESAC) has determined that math is subjective and racist. In a draft for its Math Ethnic Studies framework, the ESAC
writes that Western mathematics is "used to disenfranchise people and communities of color." Using the ESAC's framework,
Seattle's public school students will be able to "construct & decode mathematical knowledge, truth, and beauty" so that they
can contribute to their communities. Students will also analyze the ways in which "ancient mathematical knowledge has
been appropriated by Western culture," and "identify how math has been and continues to be used to oppress and marginalize
people and communities of color."
UConn students arrested for 'ridiculing' speech
in viral video. Two University of Connecticut students were arrested Monday ]10/21/2019] after video allegedly
showed them using racial slurs. The school confirmed to Campus Reform that the men were charged under a Connecticut
statute that makes it a crime to "ridicule" certain people.
black professor of gender studies blames Trump for black female obesity. No, this is not from the Babylon
Bee. It actually comes from the Oprah Winfrey Network, and a segment featuring Professor Britney Cooper, who sports a
PhD from Emory University and who currently is an associate professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at
Rutgers University. With that sort of background, perhaps it isn't surprising to eternalize blame for obesity on racism
and seem to indict President Trump for it. In fairness, she only mentions Trump before launching her indictment of
racism as the cause of black female obesity. Here are few screen grabs of her subtitled rant, followed by the entire
segment embedded in a tweet, in case you want to hear her, the moderator, and the audience all enthusiastically accept the theory
that white people in general and President Trump in particular are what make a disproportionate number of black women obese.
Obese Professor Says It's
Trump's Fault that Black Women are Overweight. A Rutgers University women's and gender studies professor from
New Jersey, suggested that racism and President Trump's policies are responsible for black female obesity. Brittney
Cooper made her absurd and "victimhood" argument during an appearance on "Black Women OWN the Conversation" that appears on
the Oprah Winfrey Network. Cooper goes on to say, "I hate when people talk about Black women being obese. I hate
it, because it becomes a way to blame us for a set of conditions that we didn't create."
Beto's Gospel of Despair.
[Scroll down] Behold the words of flaky far-left presidential wannabe Robert Francis O'Rourke. He goes by "Beto,"
a culturally appropriated nickname that his politically savvy father gave him so he eventually could bamboozle El Paso's
overwhelmingly Hispanic voters into believing that the tube-sock-white Robert is actually Roberto and, thus, Hispanic.
This poser told the New Hampshire Democratic party convention last Saturday that America in 2019 is defined by its original
sin: slavery. "This is a country that has been defined by foundational, systemic, endemic racism since the very
founding of this country," O'Rourke shouted, his arms typically flapping about, like the late Leonard Bernstein conducting
the New York Philharmonic.
Clinton has become completely delusional. In the months and years since her humiliating loss, she blamed James
Comey, Russia, computer bots, WikiLeaks, Bernie Sanders, Facebook, Joe Biden, fake news, Twitter, voter ID laws, the vast
right-wing conspiracy, sexism, Barack Obama, ageism, Anthony Weiner, white women, xenophobia, black people, the Electoral
College, the DNC, misogyny, and women cowed by their husbands.
Station Accused of Racism for 'Braves Scalped' Headline After MLB Game. A Bay Area TV station was accused of racism for
broadcasting the caption "Braves Scalped," after Wednesday's [10/9/2019] National League Division Series game between the Atlanta Braves
and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals trounced the Braves in a 13-1 final in Game 5 of the NLDS. But as soon
as the game ended, KTVU broadcast a headline that some found offensive.
Warren wraps herself in the victimhood of others. In a post called "Not just a fake Indian," Scott discussed
Elizabeth Warren's claim that, as a young teacher, she was let go because she became pregnant. The claim is false, as
demonstrated by records of the school board in question and confirmed by what Warren herself said in 2007. Warren is
sticking to her story. She is an inveterate liar. One point that Warren keeps making is that her (fake)
experience as a pregnant woman in the workforce mirrors that of millions of women in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. I've
heard Warren's supporters in the media say the same thing in her defense. But the victimhood of others has no relevance
to the key issue of whether Warren is lying when she claims to be a victim. I don't doubt that in the past, many women
lost jobs because of pregnancy. I don't doubt that there are many Indians. Warren's problem is that she is not
part of either group, but claims to be.
David Chang, the 'ethnic' food aisle is racist. Others say it's convenient. To millions of shoppers, the
supermarket is just a place to stock up on produce and pantry staples to keep the family fed. But to others, especially
children of immigrants who may already feel pushed to the margins of the American mainstream, the supermarket can be just
another place to experience the sting of their outsider status.
says she is 'traumatized for life' after eating pork roll. A vegan claims she was served a pork sausage roll
she thought was meat-free — and says she'll be "traumatized for life." Sharleen Ndungu, 20, said she broke
down in tears and started having heart palpitations once she realized that the vegan sausage roll she ordered from bakery
chain Greggs in Kent, England, actually contained meat.
The Editor says...
If you accidentally swallowed a bug, or a little piece of paper, or anything else, would you be traumatized for life?
Probably not. This sounds to me like a troublemaker laying out a case for a frivolous lawsuit.
hand sign added to list of hate symbols for white supremacy. The "OK" hand gesture has been added to an expanding list of
hate symbols used by white supremacists. The Anti-Defamation League announced dozens of new additions to its database Thursday
[9/26/2019]. The hand symbol began as a hoax by users of the website 4chan before turning into a popular trolling tactic,
according to the Anti-Defamation League. By this year, it had evolved into a gesture embraced "in some circles as a sincere
expression of white supremacy," the civil rights group said.
O'Rourke Caught Flashing White Supremacist Gang Gesture. According to a new list of hate symbols released by
the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke is a white supremacist.
Exam Questions? The U.S. Department of Justice has recently sued the Baltimore County government alleging that
its written test for police officer recruits was unfairly biased against black applicants. It turns out that black
applicants failed the written test at a rate much greater than white applicants. That results in fewer blacks being
trained and hired as police officers. [...] Baltimore City uses Municipal Police Selection Test. You can examine some
sample questions at its website. I'd like to know which of the questions are either unrelated to police work or racist.
and the Media Seek to Divide Americans. Rather than unifying Americans, each 2020 Democrat presidential
candidate is campaigning on dividing us into bogus victimized voting blocs. They seek to convince every American that
they are a victim in one way or another; a victim of racism, sexism, white privilege, environmental racism, income
inequality, and so on.
Stacey Abrams still won't concede. Stacey Abrams lost her 2018 bid for the Georgia governorship last November
in a contentious race against then-Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. And despite acknowledging Kemp as the legal
victor, Abrams has refused to officially concede the election. "Concession in the political space is an acknowledgment
that the process was fair," she told Yahoo News. "And I don't believe that to be so."
Notice how multicultural intellectuals teach nonwhites that they are victims in need of redress. Notice how whites
learn that they are to blame for all the world's problems. Despite their appearance of righteousness, multicultural
intellectuals are in the business of manufacturing hostilities and grievances between racial groups, for, as with feminism
and its endless battle against "sexism" and "misogyny," the war on "racism" requires a perpetual supply of "racists" to
oppose. Meanwhile, social order is breaking down, and the future looks dark. In 2017, the Brookings Institution
took a survey of 1,500 current undergraduates. To the question of whether a student group had the right to shout down
or otherwise disrupt a speaker who is "known for making offensive and hurtful statements," 51% answered that they found such
a tactic justifiable. One in five students said that violence was acceptable in silencing a politically incorrect speaker.
Lies of the 1619 Project. First, it's hard to take its claims seriously when its creators and contributors are
privileged blacks holding exalted positions in journalism, the media, and academia owned and controlled largely by
whites. The Project's creator, Nikole Hannah-Jones, is a black reporter employed by the white-owned New York
Times. She holds a 2017 fellowship with the MacArthur Foundation, which was founded and endowed by a white man,
in which she received a $625,000 no-strings-attached grant. She's doing pretty well as a black woman in what she claims
is a white, racist America. And, ironically, even though she condemns white America for its alleged systematic
discrimination against blacks, she demanded that whites be excluded from the Project.
pulls its 'tone deaf' Johnny Depp advert for its 'Sauvage' cologne. Dior has deleted ads from its social media
accounts promoting its Sauvage fragrance after it faced a backlash because of its use of Native American culture. A
video on Twitter featuring a Native American dancer and an Instagram post explaining the campaign that was crafted with Native
American consultants was deleted hours after the fashion house was called out for cultural misappropriation and being insensitive.
Councilman Argues Power Washers are Racist, Since Hoses [were] Used Against Blacks in [the] Past. Seattle has a
human feces problem on their streets and sidewalks. But the city council cannot agree on how to remove the crap.
Councilmember Larry Gossett says power-washing the sidewalks bring up images of using hoses against civil rights activists.
The Editor says...
Maybe so, but piles of feces in the street "bring up images" of the baboon cage at the zoo.
The Fraud Squad. For
real democracy to work, a body of citizens with a sound understanding of the principles of democracy is needed. In
America today, the body of citizens with a sound understanding of democracy is the silent majority of mostly white and
Christian men and women who are never evoked or quoted by the media, but go about their business and lives without
complaining and claiming to be victims. And although victimhood has become the sine qua non of today's America, it is a
con perpetrated by ignorant but opportunistic politicians who remain in power through the publicity they get from their phony
crusades. [...] Watching those desperate men and women vying for votes in the Democratic primaries is a lesson on how not to
live one's life.
A blatant attempt to revise history:
goal for New York Times: 'Reframe' American history, and target Trump, too. Perhaps when you think of the
founding of the United States, you think of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the
Federalist Papers. Now, the New York Times wants to "reframe" your understanding of the nation's
founding. In the Times' view (which it hopes to make the view of millions of Americans), the country was
actually founded in 1619, when the first Africans were brought to North America, to Virginia, to be sold as slaves.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of that event, and the Times has created something called the 1619 Project.
Left's Madcap Social Engineering. Today's Democratic candidates for the 2020 Presidential election are pushing
all types of social engineering: Medicare for all, basic income, affordable housing, reparations, and climate
change. But control is the central motivation behind the Progressive Wizard's curtain. Two other powerful
examples of social engineering are affirmative action and victimization. These two are the gateway to all other forms
of social engineering. They are based on an assumption that minorities, particularly black Americans, are forever
discriminated against, and are and will forever be victims of said discrimination.
Student Debt You Willingly Took On Is Not My Problem To Solve. [Scroll down] What did you do to afford
college? What didn't you do because of the cost of college? Were you getting tattoos and traveling your way
through college? Were you pledging and partying? Did you go to your top-choice university? Maybe an
out-of-state public university with higher tuition rates? Which spring break and study abroad destinations did you
visit along the way? Did you splurge on your fairytale wedding instead of paying down your student loans?
Really Behind the 'White Supremacy' Terrorism Scare. The anti-Trump forces, now stripped of their Russian
collusion ammunition, have invented another imaginary threat they hope to weaponize against the president: The public
menace posed by "white supremacist" terrorism. Much like the collusion conspiracy theory — which relied on
random incidents, fictional villains, unconvincing evidence, and the Bad Orange Man in the White House — there is
little substance to this purported danger.
is racist' is such a poisonous lie. The Democratic candidates have revived the anti-police rhetoric of the
Obama years. Joe Biden's criminal-justice plan promises that black parents will no longer have to fear when their
children walk the streets — the threat allegedly coming from cops, not gangbangers. Pete Buttigieg has said
police shootings of black men won't be solved "until we move policing out from the shadow of systemic racism." Beto O'Rourke
claims that police shoot blacks "solely based on the color of their skin." A new study published in the Proceedings of
the National Academy of Sciences demolishes the Democratic narrative regarding race and police shootings. It turns out
that white officers are no more likely than black or Hispanic officers to shoot black civilians. It is a racial group's
rate of violent crime that determines police shootings, not the race of the officer. The more frequently officers
encounter violent suspects from any given racial group, the greater the chance that members of that racial group will be shot
by a police officer.
Ilhan Omar and the Door of No Return.
One might think that having been rescued from the ravages of her native country, and from the tribulation and futility of a
fragile existence in an overcrowded refugee camp, [Ilhan] Omar would be singing the praises of a country that has allowed her
to rise from desperate poverty to formerly undreamt of heights of success, power, fame and fortune. But apparently
not. Instead, Omar rides on the updrafts of victim politics, seeing any criticisms of her positions as personal attacks
on her as a woman, a minority or a Muslim, or better yet, all three.
elementary school accused of racism after putting up a poster dictating how black students should style their hair. An
elementary school in Georgia has come under fire after it created and displayed a poster dictating 'appropriate' and 'inappropriate'
hairstyles for black students. One parent of a student of the Narvie Harris Elementary School noticed the controversial diagram
as she passed through the halls and took a picture. Outraged, the woman shared it with her friend Danay Helena, who in-turn
shared it on Facebook where it has since been shared thousands of times.
and Cummings: Democrat grifters peddle racism and broken cities. In the uproar over the condition of
Elijah Cummings Congressional district in Baltimore, one conclusion is inescapable. Apparently, Democrats think they
are immune from criticism, accountability or being confronted with the facts of the actual existence of the constituents that
they feed off of. And if you dare to criticize their actions, judgment, record, or clear evidence of corruption then
you are racist.
Dumbest Things Democrats Demand You Believe. If you don't like seeing young men with pants hanging below their
derrières and underwear showing, you are clearly a racist. If you think Ilhan Omar is an unmitigated, hateful
disaster, you're racist through and through. If you don't think politicians seeking to represent the entire country
should be breaking bread with Louis Farrakhan, you might as well join the Ku Klux Klan. Similarly, you're
a racist if you believe Al Sharpton should pay his federal taxes, that the city of Baltimore has greatly declined under
Democrat leadership, a state of affairs that happens to manifest itself with black people in positions of power (that
decline, however, was present when Martin O'Malley, who is white as a sheet, was mayor) or that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hank
Johnson, Mazie Hirono, or Rashida Tlaib are among the lesser examples of American leadership one might produce for inspection.
There Is No Safe Space: We Are All
Listening at Each Other's Keyholes. Taking offense at anything is now common for two reasons: intersectionality
and the death of privacy. Intersectionality holds that oppression can come from literally anywhere: class, race, sexual
orientation, age, religion, creed, disability, and gender. It can even originate from sources we haven't even
Black rag dolls meant to be abused
are pulled from stores. Black rag dolls that came with instructions to "find a wall" and slam the toy against
it have been pulled from three stores after customers and a lawmaker said they were offensive.
The Squad Becomes the Untouchables.
Watch and see: In short order, if not already, criticism of these three will be reflexively denounced by the mass of
liberaldom as racist and sexist. The beatification process is already underway. The members of the Squad are
appearing together in TV interviews stoically framing themselves as (in AOC's words) "fighters" for "justice" against the
evil Trump's "weaponized" "bottom-to-the-barrel vitriol." Last week, with President Trump rolling his Twitter grenade, was
portrayed as a political martyrdom for these poor, unfortunate, mild, meek, silent lambs. The Squad will become the
Everything You Don't Know About Mass
Incarceration. Start with drugs. Contrary to the claims in Michelle Alexander's much-discussed 2010
bestseller The New Jim Crow, drug prohibition is not driving incarceration rates. Yes, about half of federal
prisoners are in on drug charges; but federal inmates constitute only 12 percent of all American prisoners —
the vast majority are in state facilities. [...] That a prisoner is categorized as a drug offender, moreover, does not mean
that he is nonviolent or otherwise law-abiding. Most criminal cases are disposed of through plea bargains, and, given
that charges often get downgraded or dropped as part of plea negotiations, an inmate's conviction record will usually understate
the crimes he committed. [...] Not only are most prisoners doing time for serious, often violent, offenses; they've usually
received (and blown) the second chance that so many reformers say they deserve.
matter': Castro pushes for government to remove words 'illegal aliens'. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) wants
the word "alien" and the term "illegal alien" taken out of the government's legal code. The congressman is arguing that
the words work to "demonetize and dehumanize the migrant community."
Incredible Victimhood of Kamala Harris. Daniel [Greenfield] focuses on The Incredible Victimhood of Kamala
Harris, and he asks: Will the oppression of the privileged millionaire never end? [Video clip]
Owens on Breaking the Victimhood Mindset. "There's nothing that I cannot do as a black woman sitting in this
chair or in this society, in this country, that you can do as a white man. It's all about our choices," writer,
producer, and conservative commentator Candace Owens says. Owens is the founder of Red Pill Black and the leader of the
"Blexit" movement, which encourages black Americans to reevaluate and renounce their allegiance to the Democratic
Party. She argues that the core of the Democratic platform is emotionally manipulating people — from women
to minorities to the LGBTQ community — into believing they have been oppressed and victimized.
say we're racist. The New York magazine headline amused me, "Tucker Carlson's Latest Attack on Ilhan Omar Is a
Pack of Racist Lies." Any criticism of a Woman of Color by anyone is now considered racism. Democrat Congresswoman
Omar is a refugee we took in from Somalia along with thousands of others. We fed her. We clothed her. We
housed her. We gave her father a job driving a taxi. We educated her. We elected her to Congress. And
she showed all the gratitude of a frog. In that way, she is much like your typical Democrat.
Obama jokes she's 'surprised' daughters have friends after White House childhood. Former first lady Michelle
Obama said her daughters Malia and Sasha played a lot of pretend when they were growing up in the White House. Not
make-believe. More like, pretend-those-armed-Secret-Service-agents-aren't-there pretend, Obama told Gayle King during a
CBS interview at the Essence Festival in New Orleans this weekend.
Obama Shares Her Deep Thoughts. Ripley's Mom linked this yesterday [7/7/2019]: Michelle Obama's July 4th
Weekend Message to Americans. I think it's part of the Obamas' Netflix deal -- they plan to turn it into a series titled
"Michelle Obama Shares Her Deep Thoughts." [...] I admit, my initial reaction was "what kind of moron lets her kids have a
sleepover the night before they are to vacate the premises, the day before they are to participate in the (supposedly)
peaceful transfer of power to the new president? But then I remembered it was most likely a lie.
Rep. Frederica Wilson: People Who Mock Members of Congress 'Should Be Prosecuted'. Democrat Florida
Rep. Frederica Wilson stated Tuesday that those who mock members of Congress online should be prosecuted. "Those
people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace, and there is no need for anyone to think that is
unacceptable," Wilson stated as she stood outside of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead,
The Editor says...
Yes, I agree that "there is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable." Wait -- is that mockery?
Are you gonna have me arrested?
Frederica Wilson calls for online pranksters to be 'prosecuted' if jokes target lawmakers. Rep. Frederica
Wilson has no love for social media's meme-makers and pranksters — she literally wants them prosecuted. The
Florida Democrat weighed in on free speech issues this week and told an audience that it should be illegal to mock lawmakers.
"Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace," she said while speaking in Homestead. "We're
gonna shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted. You cannot intimidate
members of Congress, frighten members of Congress. It is against the law, and it's a shame in this United States of America."
The Editor says...
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Obama Claims People Dismiss Presidency After Barack: 'If a Black Guy Can Do It, Anybody Can'. In a Saturday
[7/6/2019] interview, former first lady Michelle Obama insisted that Americans now dismiss the U.S. presidency because a
black man was recently in the office. Speaking to TV host Gayle King during the 2019 Essence Festival at the
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Obama exclaimed that husband Barack made the presidency "look too easy," Fox News reported.
before Trump's inauguration was 'very emotional': Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama in an interview Saturday evening [7/6/2019]
said the night before President Trump's inauguration in January 2017 was "very emotional." "The truth is, on that day I was moving
my children out of the only house they had really grown up in," the former first lady told Gayle King of CBS News at the Essence
Festival in New Orleans. "I think that gets lost on people."
The Editor says...
[#1] Mrs. Obama had a team of servants to help her move. [#2] She didn't have to wait until the last day to move
out. [#3] She and her kids are some of the wealthiest and most over-privileged people in the world.
first black Barbie to use a wheelchair is here. A black Barbie who wears her natural hair and uses a wheelchair
has become an internet sensation.
The Editor says...
The doll is somewhat tan, not black, and has no obvious deformity that would indicate why she (or he?) would need a wheelchair. Being confined to a wheelchair is
nothing to celebrate. And just because some product "has become an internet sensation," (e.g., Beanie Babies and Cabbage Patch dolls), that's not a reason
to buy it.
The spoiled 'protected
group' brats of America. Liberal Democrats have steered us so far away from the essence of American egalitarianism
that no one cringes at the words "protected groups." The very phrase suggests that certain groups are not protected.
You and I can easily identify the protected classes; non-Caucasians, illegal aliens, gays, and other assorted sexually self-indulgent
mugs. The list might counterintuitively include Islamists who hold a tacit distaste for gays. All of these protected
classes share a common trait: they play the American left and Google for the fools they are. Protected classes now behave
as spoiled children; thuggish behavior abounds.
poised to ban hairstyle discrimination. This is California, remember. The Golden state is perched to
become the first in the nation to ban discrimination based on unique hairstyles, mainly targeting blacks. The measure,
which has passed both chambers of the state legislature, could be signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom as soon as next week.
is set to become the first state to ban discrimination against black people's natural hair styles. California
is poised to become the first state to pass a law banning workplace discrimination against black people for wearing natural
hair styles. The bill dubbed the CROWN Act (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) passed
California's Assembly on Thursday [6/27/2019] with a vote of 69-0. The bill previously passed California's state
Senate in April, and now awaits signature from Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat.
The Editor says...
Mrs. Editor and I went into a restaurant a couple of weeks ago, and upon catching sight of an employee's foot-long
dreadlocks dangling over the salad ingredients, when turned around and walked out. Could we get arrested in California
for doing that? Maybe not today, but these things happen incrementally, and this new law is just another increment.
Booker: We Need to Talk More About Transgender Americans. Sen. Cory Booker argued during the
Democrat presidential debate on Wednesday [6/26/2019] that Americans need to talk more about transgender people. "We do
not talk enough about trans-Americans, especially African American trans-Americans, and even incredibly high rates of murder
right now," he said. He compared the transgender rights struggles to the civil rights of black Americans, recalling a
time when they were lynched in America.
will allow transgender people to use chosen name. Mastercard will allow transgender people to use their chosen
names on credit cards in an effort to combat discrimination at the cash register.
accused of 'hostile learning environment' for assigning male authors. A 22-year old female University of Utah
student reported her business professor to campus administrators for, among other things, assigning too many historical texts
written by influential male economists of the past. "I understand the importance of studying the work of those before
us and the importance of context," wrote the student in a complaint to the university's bias reporting system, where she
labeled the professor's transgressions "derogatory," "degrading," and "intimidating," thereby causing a "hostile learning
Movement of Professional Victims and Conspiracy Theories. If the radicals had red hats, they would say,
"They're Out To Get You." TOTGY has been the leftist motto since before Marx learned to shave and then decided to stop
doing it. The arc of history may bend toward many places, but the black rainbow serviced by a snarling leprechaun with
a PhD and a cocaine problem always begins and ends in the same paranoid place. They're destroying the planet.
They're hoarding all the wealth. They start all the wars. They're dividing the country. They're killing
kids in schools. They're conspiring with the Russians. They killed JFK. The Democrats crave inspirational
leaders for the same reason that alcoholics need mouthwash. It covers up the ugly stench. Lefties love packaging
their hateful ravings, paranoid delusions and plans for world domination with moving soliloquies about everyone coming
together to make a difference.
Now a One-Party Country? Democrats understand that in all groups and in all places at all times, there will be
those who curse the darkness and refuse to recognize the noonday sun. As long as there are such among us willing to be
exploited in this way, there will be modern Democrats and their fellow travelers to take full advantage of them and their
willingness to be serfs in exchange for "revenge." Democrats don't advance this system as a political party in the
traditional American sense, though they appear on ballots as such. They achieve their victories as a collector of
absurd malcontents, a harvester of make believe ills, appealing always to the lowest common denominator in mankind:
that of spite. That's not a political party. It's a long-term tantrum.
Minneapolis' Sacred Stupidity.
[Scroll down] Which brings us to Minneapolis, the hometown of the illustrious illegal immigrant and tax-evading
congresswoman Ilhan Omar. And one Jacob Frey, the Democrat mayor of the City of Lakes, who thought it a wonderful idea
to commemorate the 400th anniversary of black slaves arriving at the English colony at Jamestown, Virginia by holding
something the city's "Racial Equity Coordinators" call "400 Years of Resistance and Liberation. Remembering,
Recovering, Reimagining — Sacred Conversations with City Staff." There were never black slaves in
Minneapolis, unless perhaps some were brought by recent Somali immigrants to that city given that black slavery is alive and
well in Somalia (perhaps Rep. Omar might speak on the subject with more expertise than your author). It would appear
more appropriate that Minneapolis celebrate its historical status as a refuge for escaped and freed slaves in the 19th century,
but that isn't the kind of thing that would hook in the rubes, is it? So instead we must have Sacred Conversations.
Comes to Minnesota. It has often been observed that progressives are re-segregating some areas of the country,
especially college campuses. But Minnesota has never been segregated, so our progressives are boldly venturing to
segregate our citizens by race for the first time. [...] But the project is risible in other ways. [#1] Why is the City
of Minneapolis (incorporated 1867) commemorating the 400th anniversary of "African people being brought to Jamestown, VA"? Is
there some relevance here that escapes me? [...] [#2] The City's assertion that Africans were "forced into slavery" upon their
arrival in Virginia is false. They were enslaved in Africa; sub-Saharan Africa had a slave economy at that time and for
centuries after. As of 1619, slaves had been an important commercial commodity in much of Europe, Africa and the Middle East
for 2,000 years. But slaves have never been bought or sold in the State of Minnesota. [#3] Meanwhile,
most Africans have come to the United States voluntarily as immigrants, not as slaves.
The dictionary doesn't need to change. YOU need to change.
of color call out Dictionary.com's 'offensive' definition of 'black': 'This needs to change'. What is the
definition of the word "black?" According to Dictionary.com, the synonyms associated with the word range from "gloomy,"
to "threatening," to "evil," and even "soiled." The noun section adds that "black" is sometimes capitalized in
reference to "a member of any of various dark-skinned peoples," and "often offensive" when referring to African
Americans. Now, women of color online are demanding a change to the "offensive" connotations of the word.
The Editor says...
One of the trickiest features of the English language is that some words have multiple definitions. Only the most
poorly educated among us fail to understand this concept.
Single most amazing (and insulting) line from the Oberlin College story. There is a lot being written about the
Oberlin College verdict awarding Gibson Bakery over 11 million for defamation. [...] Every single bit of it is worth your
time but if you really want to to read one paragraph that sums up what was going on at Oberlin College this bit from the
9th day of the trial is it. [...] The bakery was talking to the school trying to defuse the situation and the school
demanded that the students going to their $70,000 a year college be given a free pass to steal from their bakery at least
once before getting police involved. [...] And what's worse that's all based on race.
Stars and Bartenders Are Not Slaves. George Orwell once observed that "we have now sunk to a depth at which the
restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." Clearly, such are the times in which we now live,
considering that it's become necessary to explain why multi-millionaire sports stars are not, in fact, anything close to
resembling slaves. You wouldn't know that to hear some of them speak. On HBO's The Shop last year, Draymond Green
of the Golden State Warriors quipped that we shouldn't use the term "owner" to refer to NBA team owners, because it is racially
insensitive to the predominantly black players in the league. Now, at least two teams have "done away with"
the term "owner," ostensibly due to the word being a key component of "slave-owner."
Obama: The United States Was 'Founded on Inequality'. Barack Obama asserted that the United States was
founded on inequality, despite the Constitution enshrining equality into the law. [...] Obama commented on his understanding
of the founding of the United States during the VTEXDAY 2019 conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday [5/29/2019].
Jeremiah A. Wright,
Jr.. The writings, public statements, and sermons of Rev. [Jeremiah] Wright reflect his conviction that America
is a nation infested with racism, prejudice, and injustices that make life extremely difficult for black people. As he
declared in one of his sermons: "Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run! ... We
[Americans] believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God." Lamenting "the
social order under which we [blacks] live, under which we suffer, under which we are killed," Wright depicts African
Americans as a politically powerless demographic whose constituents "don't run anything in the Capital except elevators."
'Sad Life': WaPo White House Reporter Whines About Covering President Trump. Ashley Parker, White House reporter for the
Washington Post, whined online Thursday night [5/23/2019] about her "sad life" having to cover President Trump. Parker complained
that her smartphone buzzed every four minutes and instead of it being a message from her husband it was (tweets by) President Trump.
The Editor says...
Here is your problem: You have made yourself a slave to the cell phone.
You are in a miserable situation of your own making. You put yourself on a leash.
What are the
Children Learning? Journalist and author Jason Riley describes how black activists and white progressives stress racism
so that far too many "young black Americans today maintain that they are victims, first and foremost." [...] Yet black activists and
leftists continue the drumbeat of disaster when they promulgate such programs as Black Lives Matters at School which is a "national
committee of educators organizing for racial justice in education." Begun in 2016 in Seattle (the land of exploding homelessness),
this program promotes ending "out-of-control suspensions and expulsions," hiring more black teachers in the school, and including
Black History and Ethnic studies. What is never addressed is the reason behind the high rate of violence and disruption among
black students or why the race of the teacher and not his/her educational credentials are what should be evaluated[.] And,
in fact, about the only history that any American student is taught nowadays is the Civil Rights movement. But BLM's
true intent is stoking hatred of America and fomenting racial unrest.
Learning about Cotton in School Is Racist Now. I currently live in Arlington, Va., and do not vote in local elections.
It's not that I don't want to vote, but there is literally no one [...] on the ballots who could even
pretend to be anywhere close to being a conservative. The problem isn't my lack of desire, it's that I don't have anyone to vote
for. As one of the most progressively leftist communities in this country, my local government is completely devoid of any
representation of my beliefs and values. So, I was not surprised to read ARLNow's article about an Arlington elementary school
teacher who has found herself in hot water for having her students study cotton.
of Cotton at Arlington Elementary School Prompts Discussion. A cotton plant growing at Campbell Elementary
School drew criticism online today, but Arlington Public Schools said allegations that staff were going to make kids "pick
cotton" was a misunderstanding. "At no time, never, was the school going to have students pick cotton," said APS
spokesman Frank Bellavia.
Race Theory is destroying our country. Critical Race Theory holds that American society is irredeemably racist
in favor of the white majority. The thinking is that in a racially oppressive society, though you may also have in
common with another your sex, your likes or dislikes, your religion, your political ideas, even your disposition, ethnic
commonality or skin color matters beyond anything else. For this reason, only someone of your ethnicity can ever really
understand you or grasp your deep-down motives for your actions. [...] The idea is that the oppression makes things happen on
its own because it so overwhelms everything else, and justice needs to take this into account in determining guilt.
This is how people arrive at the notion that blacks can't be racist or, indeed, guilty of much of anything.
How about a 'real
disadvantage' SAT score? The U.S. Supreme Court is likely soon to ban race as a factor in college admissions in
all 50 states. This new secret "adversity" score — although it never mentions race — gives
liberal colleges new ways to guess (with high accuracy) which student applicants are leftist-favored minorities. It is
a way to circumvent any future ban on explicitly using race in college admissions. This is ironic because, as Sidney
Fussell noted in the May 18 online Atlantic magazine: "The original Scholastic Aptitude Test was invented in 1926
by Carl Brigham, a Princeton alumnus and avowed eugenicist who created the test to uphold a racial caste system."
College Board's New 'Adversity Score' Is A Joke. Students are assessed on 15 not-fully-disclosed factors,
things such as the level of crime and poverty in one's high school and neighborhood, "the educational level of the parents,"
and "family stability." The other widely used standardized test, the ACT (American College Testing), is now working
overtime to come up with its own measurement. "An adversity score of 50 is average," notes the Journal. "Anything
above it designates hardship, below it privilege." [Indeed], a mere two points difference on this new scale takes one
from a hardship case to a person of privilege.
The Editor says...
If you don't know who your father is, your mother is in the county jail, you're being raised by your grandmother but she's constantly drunk,
you've been wounded at least three times in drive-by shootings, your TV reception depends on rabbit ears and there's no sound from the left
stereo speaker, your internet access is dial-up, you're color-blind, autistic, dyslexic, easily triggered, and you have peanut allergies,
they'll just give you a diploma!
Board abandoning SAT 'adversity score' after criticism. The company that administers the SAT college admissions
test is replacing the so-called adversity score with a tool that will no longer reduce an applicant's background to a single
number, an idea that the College Board's chief executive now says was a mistake. Amid growing scrutiny of the role
wealth plays in college admissions, the College Board introduced its Environmental Context Dashboard about two years ago to
provide context for a student's performance on the test and help schools identify those who have done more with less.
The version used by about 50 institutions in a pilot program involved a formula that combined school and neighborhood factors
like advanced course offerings and the crime rate to produce a single number.
board president behind SAT 'adversity score' was also the mastermind of the controversial K-12 'Common Core' curriculum
changes that has children just learning for a test. The man behind the new plan to assign adversity scores to
every student who takes the SAT is the same person who championed the controversial Common Core K-12 curriculum standards
that remain a point of contention among parents, teachers and political leaders in many states. David Coleman,
president of The College Board, which administers the SAT, was the 'architect of Common Core' — which several
states dropped after its adoption due to pressure from local communities and educators, according to Fox News.
Proponents of Common Core say the method was meant to establish a baseline of curriculum standards for K-12 education, with a
focus on math and English language arts literacy.
For decades, the College Board defended the SAT, which it writes and administers, against charges that the test gives an
unfair advantage to middle-class white students. No longer. Under relentless pressure from the racial-preferences
lobby, the Board has now caved to the anti-meritocratic ideology of "diversity." The Board will calculate for each
SAT-taker an "adversity score" that purports to measure a student's socioeconomic position, according to the Wall Street
Journal. Colleges can use this adversity index to boost the admissions ranking of allegedly disadvantaged students
who otherwise would score too poorly to be considered for admission.
the awful truth about the new SAT 'adversity' score. In his introduction [Tucker] Carlson outlined many
problems with the whole idea: [#1] It's kept a secret. "Trust us," in effect, they say. There is no appeal
possible. And as a black box whose inner workings are secret, it becomes an ideal vehicle for engineering the racial
results admissions offices desire. [#2] It is easily gamed — fake addresses, even possible income
manipulation (by claiming a lot of depreciation, for instance, the way that Donald Trump reported negative income in the 1980s)
[#3] And it provides perverse incentives, rewarding victim status, not achievement.
will now contain secret 'adversity scores': Students will be rated on deprivation and crime in effort to level playing
field. Every student taking the SAT will now be given an 'adversity score' to level the playing field between
people with different social and economic backgrounds, but critics say children of affluent parents could be penalized by the
new system. The scoring system was established by the national College Board, the nonprofit which administers the test,
according to The Wall Street Journal. The new system will use 15 different factors to weigh a student's adversity
score, based on things such as the crime and poverty rates in the neighborhood where the teens grew up.
The Editor says...
The SAT is not a contest to see who is the most downtrodden victim of society. It is supposed to be a measure of
scholastic aptitude. Those who are given hundreds of extra points to compensate for all their woes, and then end up
in a rigorous university, are set up to fail.
Impeachment Democrats Geniuses or Idiots? [Scroll down] Let's assume that the left's grand strategy, of
riling up the poor to demand loot from the middle class, is reaching its sell-by date. Obviously, when the vast
majority of voters are poor, then a program for the poor is a political winner. Indeed, the real genius of the welfare
state was to help the poor by dealing in the middle class, as in government education, Social Security and unemployment
insurance. Everybody wins! It's not surprising that, as the poor and the working class moved upwards to modest
prosperity, the left would need to modify its successful strategy. And it did, by searching for new victims to
represent. But there's a problem. The programs to help the new victims did not deal in the middle class.
Indeed, they were paid for by the middle class. Affirmative Action was paid for by the white workers who didn't
get those firefighter jobs; diversity and inclusion are paid for by white males who are guilty until proven innocent.
At some point, people start to notice.
The Voter Suppression
Myth. Democrats accuse Republicans of suppressing the minority vote with laws to ensure ballot integrity.
But then how do they explain record minority turnout last November? If Republicans were trying to stop minorities from
voting, their schemes were inept.
O'Rourke says he'd put Stacey Abrams in charge of combating voter suppression. Former Texas congressman Beto
O'Rourke says he'd put former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in charge of combating voter suppression if elected
president. Speaking to supporters in Fort Worth on Friday [5/3/2019], O'Rourke said he had a conversation on the subject
with the rising star in the Democratic Party. "I called her to thank her for all the work that she's doing on voting
rights. And making sure that every person in this country can vote. And that every vote counts in this country,"
O'Rourke said. "We talked about how in our states of the former Confederacy, really ever since the end of reconstruction,
we have drawn people out of their ability to participate in this Democracy."
Dems Don't Even Believe Themselves. The trick for each of the Democratic candidates is to be quite obvious and
explicit in showing each victim group that the candidate knows of their plight and has a solution for it. The victims
are simply members of a group and every Democrat must check the box for that group. The entire Democratic campaigning
process is one of checking as many boxes as they can in as flamboyant a manner as possible, while showing the national media
their unforgettable, attractive personality. [...] What's missing — by intent, not by accident — is any
sense by any of these Democratic contenders that their goal is for the good of the country as a whole. The good of the
country — which includes every subgroup listed above, as well as everyone else — is not their concern.
Their only concern is checking victimhood boxes and hoping in the end that the sum total of those boxes equals 270 or more.
In The Maw Of Wokeness.
The National Antiracist Book Festival is a project of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University,
headed by Ibram Xolani Kendi, who describes himself as "hardcore humanist and softcore vegan". [...] According to Kendi's
invitation letter, The National Antiracist Book Festival recognizes that it is primarily about anti-black racism. In
its panel schedule, it is exclusively so. In the absence of other knowledge, one could come away from this conference
with the perception that there is only one kind of racism, and only one kind of racist — that all crimes of racism
are white on black.
O'Rourke describes illegal immigration as 'modern-day bondage'. Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke suggested
illegal immigrants were akin to slaves during his Saturday afternoon remarks to the Service Employees International
Union. "[With] Immigration. Millions [are] living in the shadows, working some of the toughest jobs, lucky to
make a minimum wage. Some not even making that," O'Rourke told the audience of roughly 200 labor union members,
organizers, and activists at Las Vegas' Enclave venue. "Kept in modern-day bondage, their immigration status used as
leverage to keep them down from fully participating in this country's success."
Kate Smith ban could lead to the breakup of America itself. The New York Yankees' bold decision to ban Kate
Smith's 1939 recording of "God Bless America" from the stadium over two racist songs she once performed surely calls for
further brave steps by the team. Stadium-goers in the seventh-inning stretch will no longer be forced to listen to the
strains of Smith, who recorded the 1930s song "That's Why the Darkies Were Born" — a number that was also performed by
black entertainer Paul Robeson for satire's sake. But if the Bronx Bombers are serious about standing tall against racism,
they must next ban the national anthem, which is sung before every game.
justice warriors are going to utterly maul Joe Biden. Even before launching his 2020 presidential bid, Joe
Biden knelt at the altar of identity grievance. He will kneel and kneel some more through the campaign. None of
it will be enough, and he is destined to be mauled by the modern left's grievancve-mongers. The "woke" social justice
movement rules today's Democrats, and the party's candidates are ranked for fitness on a crude, ever-shifting scale of
"intersectionality," used to determine who is most oppressed. If a candidate can claim oppression based on race, gender
or sexuality, he or she can move forward. If he is deemed to have "privilege," [that's bad].
Your hair is now a race!
moves to ban racial discrimination based on hairstyles. A bill that would ban schools and workplaces from having
dress codes that forbid braids, twists and other natural hair styles has passed the California State Senate. SB 188
updates the state's anti-discrimination laws so the definition of race "also include traits historically associated with race,
including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles."
PC scolds are invading America's restaurants. This week, the Milk Bar dessert chain caved to a handful of
complaints over their Crack Pie — a sweet, oat-crusted confection that's been their most popular item for 11
years. Why? "Crack" is a word forbidden to use outside of its literal meaning lest it offend "largely poor,
largely black communities" that suffered from the crack-cocaine epidemic and violence of the 1980s. None of Milk Bar's
16 outlets in six American and Canadian cities is known to have been picketed, boycotted or otherwise condemned by members of
poor and/or black communities. The purported fury emanated from a very, very few food critics who evidently believe
that the oppressed class needs protection from supposedly racist restaurateurs — notably The Boston Globe's Devra
First, who wrote a piece headlined "There's nothing cute about Crack Pie."
ban Kate Smith's 'God Bless America' over 'history of potential racism'. The New York Yankees' anti-racism
efforts have extended to pulling from their seventh-inning stretch a famous recording of the legendary Kate Smith singing
"God Bless America." Not because anyone has complained that the song is racist, but because Smith recorded other
racially insensitive standards from and during the Jim Crow era. The Yankees pulled Smith's "God Bless America" from
the rotation at the start of the season, but the New York Daily News reported the reason Thursday — "the Yankees
were made aware of Smith's history of potential racism."
The Editor says...
What is potential racism?
Convenience Of Victimhood: AOC Calls NY Post's Message To Omar 'An Incitement Of Violence Against Progressive Women Of
Color'. Anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) reduces an American tragedy to "some people did something."
This is the same as calling the attack on Pearl Harbor a Japanese training exercise. She gets called out for it.
Then her great pal, media darling AOC, leaps to her defense by perverting the facts and turning this into an insult to
progressive women of color. Democrats have this great ability to transmogrify any act of wrongdoing on their
part into an offense against them. Usually, as AOC has done in this case, they portray themselves as the
victims of those racist Republicans. They have been disrespected and are owed an apology.
McWhorter: America Has Never Been Less Racist. When actor Jussie Smollet lied about being attacked by
racist, MAGA-hat-wearing Trump supporters, Columbia University linguist John McWhorter actually interpreted it as a sign that
"we have come further on race than we are often comfortable admitting." "Only in an America in which matters of race are
not as utterly irredeemable as we are often told," he wrote in The Atlantic, would someone "pretend to be tortured in
this way... [because] playing a singer on television is not as glamorous as getting beaten up by white guys."
Warns 'Immigrants and People of Color' Not to Go to Florida. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) went on Twitter
Monday [4/8/2019] to warn, "immigrants and people of color to use extreme caution when traveling to Florida." The ACLU's tweet
comes in light of the state's Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, urging Florida's legislature to pass laws that would ban sanctuary
cities. The laws would prevent police departments from refusing to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
officials in apprehending illegal immigrants.
Another Cynical Racial Ploy from the Democrats. They say money is the mother's milk of politics, but for the
Democrats the true mother's milk is racism — that is the perception thereof. Without the belief that America
is a racist country, specifically against blacks but generally against any other group they can claim to be vulnerable, the
party would cease to exist, dissolving into a puddle like the Wicked Witch of the West in the "Wizard of Oz." That is
why they work so hard to preserve this sense of a country suffused with racism, fanning the flames at every turn to make it
so, even when it isn't. In so doing, they often hypnotize themselves, convincing themselves of their own belief, which
in turn perpetuates the myth and continues to manufacture hatred where it doesn't exist.
Hate-Based Faith. [Scroll down]
Of course, both Trayvon and Ferguson proved to be huge factual fiascos. But that didn't stop the growth of faith in the
white racism conspiracy theory as the one true revelation. With its furious hunger for hate hoaxes, wokeness is a
hate-based faith dependent upon demonizing whites. Thus, we see increasing numbers who feel that the legal system
punishing blacks, such as Jussie Smollett, must be racist. State's attorney Kim Foxx is likely sincere in her claim
that she megalomaniacally believes: "I was elected on a promise to rethink the justice system." Her 2016 campaign
was funded by George Soros' push to replace big-city district attorneys with new woke ones sworn to put fewer black criminals
Take a Torch to
the Faux Shaming. Both the old racism (white supremacy) and the new racism (critical race theory) create, brittle
false group identities that prevent us from seeing each other as individuals. Real people want to be judged on their own
merits and to be seen for themselves. False people, identity-grievance addicts, are perfectly willing to accept unmerited
privilege and actually become blind to the world itself—Jussie Smollett style. Encouraging a child to believe that the
odds are stacked against him, that oppressors are anxious to oppose his progress, is an invitation for him to go out seeking
a victim pilgrimage. It has become a collective kind of child abuse in this country, and it appears to have become so
cherished a part of the cultural psyche that you can stage fake hate crimes without being charged for them.
professor: Even the concept of time is racist. The associated professor of Women's and Gender Studies and
Africana Studies who once opined that Jesus was "potentially queer" or was "married to a prostitute," called black city
officials she did not like "white supremacists in Blackface," and had nothing but words of "the four-letter variety" after
the US Supreme Court allowed for religious exemptions to the ObamaCare contraceptive mandate, now says that the very concept
of time itself is racially biased. In an interview with NPR last week, Cooper said that the way we "position ourselves
in relationship to time comes out of histories of European and Western thought"; in other words, "white people own time."
Studies Professor Says Time is Racist. Brittney Cooper — an associate professor of women's and
gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University, says that time is racist. Yes, really. During an
interview with NPR affiliate WSIU-FM, Cooper explained that black people have a reputation for being late, therefore time
itself is owned by white people.
should free this woman trapped in a country she fears. At 37, she is a refugee struggling to survive in a
foreign country she hates. She told Vogue Arabia, "It's an everyday assault. Every day, a part of your identity
is threatened, demonized, and vilified." Oh that poor woman. We should rescue her. She also said, "[The
nation's leader] is tapping into an ugly part of our society and freeing its ugliness." That poor woman. We should
liberate her from that country she is forced to live in.
Omar, Somali refugee, trashes living in USA: 'It's an everyday assault'. Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar — a
Muslim refugee from impoverished, war-torn Somalia — trashed the United States under the Trump presidency, saying living here
is a daily nightmare. "It's an everyday assault," Omar told Vogue Arabia. "Every day, a part of your identity is threatened,
demonized, and vilified."
Holder goes on MAGA-rant that takes a dark turn: 'Exactly when did you think America was great?'. Former
Attorney General Eric Holder fired a shot at America's past as he questioned the thoughts behind President Trump's "Make
America Great Again" slogan[.] Holder declared that America's greatness "never, in fact, really existed" during an
interview on MSNBC's "The Beat With Ari Melber" on Wednesday [3/27/2019]. The Obama-era attorney general, who has decided
not to run as a Democratic presidential candidate for 2020 so he can focus on issues like partisan redistricting and criminal
justice reform, was expounding on those topics when host Ari Melber asked about America's past.
Ocasio-Cortez flips out over mocking of her name. What's in a name? Everything for Rep. Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez. The New York Democrat blasted Fox News host Laura Ingraham and her guest for mocking how she pronounced
her name and saying she does so because it's a "Latina thing." "If by 'the Latina thing,' she means I actually do the
work instead of just talk about it, then yeah, I'm doing 'the Latina thing,'" she wrote on her Twitter page late Wednesday
[3/20/2019]. "Unless of course she's talking about being multilingual, which we know isn't a 'Latina thing.' It's
a '21st century' thing." Ocasio-Cortez also said that Fox News' hosts incorrectly pronounce her name as "Cortez,"
because that sounds "more 'stereotypically' Hispanic + probably incites more 'anxiety' for them."
Outrage in Brooklyn over '40 Ounce' water bottle that looks like malt liquor. It's blackface in a bottle.
That's what outraged Brooklyn residents are calling a marketing ploy to sell spring water in 40-ounce containers that look
like malt liquor bottles. An upstart company founded by a Hollywood actor is in hot water with NYCHA activists after
selling H20 in bottles shaped like Colt 45, Olde English and Private Stock — beverages historically targeted
to generations of people in black neighborhoods.
Booker: 'My Roots Go Back to Slavery'. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Sunday [3/3/2019] emphatically said his
roots "go back to slavery" and his roots rose up during the civil rights struggles in the 1960s, potentially previewing a
major potential point of contrast between him and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as they court the party's critical black
primary voters. Speaking at the "Bloody Sunday" commemorative service at the Brown Chapel AME (African Methodist
Episcopal) Church in Selma, Alabama, Booker told the story about how his "roots rose up in the 1960s" when his parents tried
to buy a home in New Jersey. He said they were often "denied housing because of the color of their skin" and even had
dogs sicced on them.
The Editor says...
As I've said many times, it's apparently okay for a black candidate to make a purely political speech in an
all-black church, but if a white candidate even stepped into an all-white church, his career would be over.
Black Americans: Forget the Race Issue. The fact is that the Civil Rights Acts went about as far as politics and
legislation can go for any marginalized and oppressed group. Ever since, we have been arguing about girl stuff like "I can't
believe she said that." We have been arguing about trifles.
Pigs on Two
Legs Turn on Each Other. Among leftists, Kamala Harris, as black and female, trumps Cory Booker who is just
black, who trumps Elizabeth Warren who is exposed as just female, who trumps Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders who are reverse
threefers as white, male, and heterosexual. None of the progressive revolutionaries ever stopped to ponder whether much
of the country targeted by the new racialism might not like it and mirror image this sad descent into tribalism. In
such a revolutionary scramble to be the most diverse and hard left, the logical trajectory ends up with a race to transcend
the physical limits of victimhood.
Ideas Make for Bad Progressive Policies. The central doctrine of the left is determinism: humans are what they are
because of biological, social, or economic determinism, material forces that distort their otherwise benign nature. Dysfunctional
behaviors once believed to result from bad character, a lack of virtue, and destructive choices now find their causes in the environment.
If some people have less than others, it's because of unjust social and economic institutions.
Rise in White Supremacist Violence. [A]s President Trump said during his SOTU address, African-American
unemployment stands at its lowest rate ever. The resultant increase in prosperity will make it more difficult for the
Democrats to stir unrest. Thus, they need to create a new source of concern among blacks, and have hit upon the fiction
of metastasizing white supremacy and violence against minorities. Predictably, the media has enthusiastically abetted
this strategy. Indeed, it is why they were so willing to run with the preposterous Jussie Smollett story and a long
list of equally absurd hate crime hoaxes perpetrated since Donald Trump became President. It is why we are increasingly
subjected to editorials in the major "news" publications claiming that killings perpetrated by "right-wing extremists" are on
the rise and that this alleged increase coincides with the Trump era.
'Weird American Dream mythology' requires 'painful' changes for poor whites. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
says the nation's "weird American Dream mythology" needs to change — particularly in the minds of "cisgendered"
and poor white citizens. The rising Democratic Party lawmaker from New York told the Intercept's "Deconstructed"
podcast this week that poor white people need to accept that they "benefit" from their skin color, and more so if they
identify as their birth sex.
The Editor says...
In other words, if you're not white and not heterosexual, or at least not male, you're doubly entitled to liberal victim status.
meets with undocumented immigrants who were fired from Trump's golf club. Undocumented immigrants who were
fired from Trump National Golf Clubs after revealing their immigration status say they suffered physical and verbal abuse
while employed there, and now fear deportation and retaliation after their employment was terminated.
The Editor says...
If illegal aliens were still working for one of Trump's companies, that would be a scandal.
If they get fired, that's another scandal. Either way, Trump can't win.
Biden: White America 'has to admit there's still a systemic racism'. Former Vice President Joe Biden,
speaking at a breakfast Monday morning [1/21/2019] in Washington honoring Martin Luther King Jr., said that white Americans need
to acknowledge and admit the fact that systemic racism still exists and must be rooted out. "The bottom line is we have a
lot to root out, but most of all the systematic racism that most of us whites don't like to acknowledge even exists," Biden
said at an event hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network. "We don't even consciously
acknowledge it. But it's been built into every aspect of our system."
team quits MLK tourney after their fans flaunt Trump flag. A high school basketball team in Minnesota has come
under fire — and is now pulling out of a tournament scheduled for Martin Luther King Jr. Day —
after its fans displayed a "Trump 2020" flag during a game against predominantly black inner-city kids. "Please explain
how and why this is appropriate at a high school basketball game?" wrote coach Michael Walker, of Minneapolis Roosevelt High
School, in a Facebook caption last Wednesday following the game against Jordan High School. The post was accompanied by
a photo showing a group of Jordan fans who — aside from the one black student sitting off to the side —
are all white and displaying the "Trump 2020: Keep America Great!" flag.
school boys basketball team pulls out of MLK Day tournament after fans show off Trump flag. Following a game on
Tuesday in which their fans controversially displayed a flag supporting President Donald Trump's re-election, the Jordan
(Minn.) High School boys basketball team has pulled out of an invitational tournament on Martin Luther King Jr.
Day. The Jordan Hubmen were scheduled to play Patrick Henry High School at the Martin Luther King Showcase on Monday
but cancelled the game on Sunday. Jordan School District Superintendent Matthew Helgerson said in an email to the Star
Tribune that he didn't "want our presence at the event to detract from the athletes." Jordan High School got into hot
water because of the optics surrounding their recent home game against Roosevelt High School. Jordan is a rural,
predominantly white school, while Minneapolis-based Roosevelt's enrollment is 79 percent minority, according to the US News
& World Report.
where fans displayed Trump flag pulls out of MLK game. A Minnesota high school where fans displayed a President
Donald Trump re-election flag has pulled out of a basketball invitational hosted by a Minneapolis school on Martin Luther
King Jr. Day[.] The Jordan High School boys' basketball team was scheduled to play Minneapolis Patrick Henry High
School on Monday in the MLK Showcase at Minneapolis Roosevelt. Some Jordan fans displayed a Trump banner when Roosevelt
visited Jordan last week. Jordan is a rural, overwhelmingly white community. Roosevelt's coach says his team is
James says NFL owners are a "bunch of old white men" with a "slave mentality". LeBron James had some strong
words for NFL owners on his HBO show "The Shop" which aired Friday night. [He] blasted NFL owners for having what he
called a "slave mentality" and calling them "a bunch of old white men".
excuse: Russians made black voters stay home. Voter turnout among black people set records in 2008 and
2012, but fell to pre-2008 levels in 2016. It must be the Russians, Democrats said today [12/17/2018].
in gender studies 101 now. Manhattan Institute scholar and author Heather Mac Donald appeared on the Mark Levin
show this weekend to discuss how campus culture has begun to surface in American politics. Social justice warriors used
to be confined to college campuses, now their world view has been adopted by many elected officials. Mac Donald points
out that college students are indoctrinated upon arrival to believe they are either victims or oppressors and that this
paradigm is worsening the problem it is supposedly solving. She uses the Kavanaugh hearings as an example of the
advancement of the progressive concept of campus 'rape culture' and the diminished value of due process.
University 'Whiteness' Panel Claims 'Veggie Tales' Is Racist. Last week, a two-hour "Whiteness Forum" held by
students at Cal State San Marcos added the children's Christian program "Veggie Tales" to the list of forbidden "racist"
media. I fondly recollect waltzing with potatoes up and down the produce aisle in my childhood years, and can report
with certainty that evidence for this claim is just as hard to find as a Cebu. According to The College Fix, a female
student at the "Whiteness Forum" argued that "Veggie Tales" is racist because the villains are vegetables of color.
"When kids see the good white character triumph over the bad person of color character they are taught that white is right
and minorities are the source of evil," the project stated. As The College Fix's Drew Van Voorhis explained, the female
student argued that "the accents of the evil characters tend to sound ethnic, such as Latino, while the good characters sound white."
In Defense of Franklin
Armstrong. Social media erupted in another bloody fistula of outrage when observers noted that in one frame
from 1973's animated TV special A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, young Franklin Armstrong — AKA "the token
black kid" — was pictured seated all alone on one side of the kids' slapdash Thanksgiving dinner table. [...] Much
was also made of the fact that Franklin, the soft-spoken Negro of the Peanuts gang, was forced to sit on a folding
lawn chair while the others sat on what appear to be hardwood chairs. If you ask me — which you didn't but
I'll answer, anyway — Franklin received the only comfortable chair of the bunch. And let's not mention the
fact that Franklin has more desserts than anyone else at the table, but maybe that's some sort of racist dog whistle about
how black people don't eat healthy food.
Begin Full Propaganda Push to Create Victim Narrative around Migrants. With the reality of hundreds of central
American migrants attempting to overwhelm the U.S. southern border by force; and after weeks of denying the migration horde
were a threat to U.S. immigration and national sovereignty; the media narrative engineers need to quickly respond with
manufactured victim optics. With a migration force consisting of 95% military-aged males, the media photo journalists,
aka. 'optical narrative engineers', desperately seek out pictures of the few women and children to accompany their print propaganda.
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' Is Now Racist. Another holiday classic has been slapped with the label "racist" by
SJWs for supposedly marginalizing the token black character: "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving." People on social
media have expressed outrage over the fact that the lone black character Franklin in "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" appears
seated differently juxtaposed to the white characters during the famous dinner scene where Charlie Brown serves popcorn and
toast to his hungry guests instead of turkey and stuffing.
Pay the fare or provide proof of black skin.
DC City Council Passes Bill to Decriminalize
Fare Evasion, Cites 'Racism'. The Washington DC City Council voted 11-2 last week to decriminalize fare evasion
on the DC Metro after councilmembers said "90 percent" of the 20,000 riders cited for fair evasion were African-American.
rehires Minnesota manager fired over racial discrimination claims after alleged victim's dine-and-dash tweets surface.
Fast-food giant Chipotle rehired a manager of one of its Minnesota franchises it had fired after she was recorded in a series of viral
cellphone videos refusing to serve a group of young black men unless they paid first. The restaurant chain said in a statement
Monday [11/19/2018] that it reversed it's decision after it "spent the last few days reviewing the evidence available to us regarding
the incident." The company had earlier said it was aware that one of the alleged victims who claimed that he and his friends were
racially profiled had previously boasted on Twitter about dine-and-dash incidents specifically targeting Chipotle.
manager is fired after telling African American customers they must pay before ordering their food. A Chipotle
manager has been fired after she was filmed telling customers that they had to pay before being served. The video,
which was posted to Twitter on Friday morning [11/16/2018], features a group of young black men who are told they cannot
order until they prove they have money to pay. In the video, the manager of the restaurant in St Paul, Minnesota tells
the customers 'you gotta pay because you never have money when you come in here.'
Guy Whines on Twitter That Chipolte Wouldn't Serve
Him Until He Proved He Could Pay, Citing Previous Dine-and-Dash Incidents. Except... this guy dines-and-dash[es]
so often he actually talks up his habitual theft of food on Twitter. [...] Chipotle says it may rehire the manager after
evidence has been brought to its attention — but note, it conducted absolutely zero investigation before
firing this woman based on some rando's say-so.
bans 'expensive' jackets due to 'poverty shaming' of students. A school in the United Kingdom has forbade
students from wearing "expensive" jackets because doing so may "poverty shame" other students. A letter sent by officials
from Woodchurch High School in Merseyside informed parents that "pupils will not be permitted to bring in Canadian [sic] Goose
and Monclair [sic] coats after the Christmas break." Such garb can cost up to $900, according to Reason.
says she was racially profiled by Dunkin' Donuts. A black woman says she felt "racially profiled" when she was
booted from a Virginia Dunkin' Donuts after she tried to use the shop's free Wi-Fi without buying anything, reports
said. Tirza Wilbon White was about to use her laptop in the Fairfax store when a woman who identified herself as the
owner told her and another man — also a person of color — that they'd have to make a purchase if they
wanted to stay.
official Brenda Snipes: racism 'probably' a factor in attacks against me. A top elections official in Florida
who endured national humiliation after missing a midterms recount deadline by two minutes has told the Guardian that racism
is "probably" a factor in the backlash against her. Brenda Snipes, elections supervisor of Broward county, was
condemned by Republicans and Democrats after failing to submit tallies in the US Senate race between Rick Scott and Bill
Nelson on schedule. On Friday [11/16/2018], with a hand count of votes under way, about two dozen protesters continued
their vigil in a car park outside Snipes's headquarters. Some claimed without evidence that she had missed the deadline
deliberately because the results she oversaw boosted Scott's overall lead.
School Board Is Considering Renaming Ben Carson High School Because It's 'Offensive'. The Detroit School Board
voted Wednesday to open consideration into whether a handful of DPS schools should have their "offensive" names changed —
including Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, named for former presidential candidate, accomplished surgeon, and
Housing and Urban Development director, Dr. Ben Carson. The board will seek comment over the next several months on
whether to change Carson High, which was named for Dr. Ben Carson before he became active in politics, and well before he
became an ally of President Donald Trump, something the Detroit School Board apparently doesn't appreciate.
Caucus Chair Rips Dems: [It is] 'Insulting' Clyburn [is the] Only Leader with [a] Challenger. Rep. Cedric
Richmond (D-LA), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said on Wednesday evening [11/14/2018] that it is "insulting" that
Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), an African-American male, is the only top Democrat who has an announced challenger. Speaking
to CNN's Don Lemon, Richmond pointed out that "out of the three leadership positions, only the African-American male has opposition
within our party."
Brenda Snipes, idiocy and how to destroy
the electoral system. [Scroll down] The Florida Senate took its time, and it finally confirmed her firing in
2005, by a narrow margin — 33 [to] 6. Miriam [Oliphant] threatened fire and brimstone and Federal
lawsuits alleging, you guessed it, racial discrimination but, alas, we are still waiting for her to file the announced
lawsuit. Her friends eventually got her a job as a School Guidance Counselor, with a starting salary of $75,000 that
sent many a teacher's head spinning. No bad for a girl with no experience. And as her previous gigs, it ended
too, with a push out the door. Her firing from that position in led to all sort of reviews that ended in nothing.
And, yes, she played the race card yet again.
Joy Reid says Broward SOE Brenda Snipes' mistreated as an 'older black woman in the deep South'. In response to
concerns about potential election tampering in Florida by scandal-plagued Broward County elections supervisor Brenda Snipes,
a black woman, MSNBC host Joy Reid has cried "racism." "Here is the way they are treating Brenda Snipes, who is the
long-time Election Supervisor there, who by the way is an older black woman in the Deep South," she said during the Saturday
[11/10/2018] broadcast of MSNBC's "AM Joy" before playing a video of Snipes' critics calling for her removal.
'If We Lost, the Voters Must Be Racist'. At issue is the defeat of Andrew Gillum in the Florida governor's race
and of Stacey Abrams in the Georgia governor's race. Democrats are busily trying to undo those defeats as of this
writing (Florida Democrats have a real knack for suddenly discovering caches of ballots from sympathetic voters at the
opportune moment) while simultaneously arguing that the reason these two candidates failed is that they are black, and that
Donald Trump's America is just one tweet away from repealing the 13th Amendment. Senator Bernie Sanders —
who abandoned his native Brooklyn for Vermont, the whitest state in the union — insists that white voters are
"uncomfortable" voting for a black candidate. Maybe some are. But Barack Obama won more than 100 more electoral
votes running against Mitt Romney than Hillary Clinton won running against a man who'd never run for office before. The
signals are at least mixed.
behind 'Voter ID is racist' campaign. A radical group funded by billionaire George Soros that has a history of
biased research is primarily behind a national campaign to paint voter ID laws as racist. The voter ID data collected by
the group, the Brennan Center for Justice, has been called into question by experts and has been contradicted by other credible
studies. Yet the center's information is cited widely by news media and even members of the Obama administration.
Breitbart Explained Left's Playbook in 2012: Calling Everyone 'Racist' the 'Most Effective Tool'. Long before
the Trump presidency, and long before the Resistance, Andrew Breitbart understood that left's use of the race card was a
simply a tactic and effective one at that. Now, with the midterms upon us, an unhinged media and an unhinged Hollywood
are employing that same tactic with an unparalleled fervor, casting aspersions on any and every deplorable. It's a
playbook and it's nothing new.
Teachers Denounced for Dressing Up as Mexicans, Trump's Wall for Halloween. Schoolteachers in Idaho are in
trouble after dressing in politically charged costumes for Halloween. Photos surfaced on Facebook of staff at an
elementary school in Middleton, Idaho, dressing as Mexicans and President Trump's proposed border wall along with the saying,
"Make America Great Again," and waving American flags. Parents flagged the post as being potentially insensitive to
some of the students and the local DACA group reported the photos saying they were "extremely disheartening."
you see a white person... say something'. What complicates this "if you see something..." message is when race
and ethnicity enter the picture, plus the existence of organizations that thrive on turning molehills into lucrative
mountains thanks to false accusations. It is one thing to call security when a slovenly dressed white male repeatedly
visits Tiffany's asking to handle expensive diamond rings without buying anything, but the same behavior from a poorly
dressed black man is not comparable. Putting "a tail" on the white customer is just prudent security; doing the same
for the black "customer" is easily construed as racial profiling, an invitation to public outrage and possible lawsuits.
demands investigation of VA official who displayed painting of KKK leader. Union leaders are calling for a full
investigation into a senior Department of Veterans Affairs official who displayed a picture of the first Ku Klux Klan
figurehead in his office, and say VA leadership is ignoring the issue. The photo belongs to David Thomas Sr., deputy
executive director of VA's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, which certifies veteran-owned businesses
seeking government contracts. The painting depicted Nathan Bedford Forrest, a confederate general who became the KKK's
first grand wizard in 1868. Thomas claims he did not know Forrest's background before a Washington Post reporter pointed
it out to him. He says he has now removed the painting following a Washington Post report.
The Editor says...
One may easily presume that a picture of former Klansman Robert Byrd would have been okay.
Hate Crimes Is a Byproduct of Victimhood Ideology on College Campuses. [Scroll down] Incidents like this have become a strikingly common trend
in the past few years, especially on college campuses. While most alleged hate crimes on campus go unsolved, it is hard to ignore the fact
that so many hoaxes have occurred. A variety of motivations may prompt a student to make up a hate crime, but one thing is for certain:
The overwhelmingly dominant ideology on college campuses celebrates victimhood, even above achievement, and achievement itself is worthless without
victimhood. If one doesn't maintain some kind of victimhood status, your opinion is worth less, your accomplishments are dismissed, and your
success is written off as the product of privilege.
madness — Elizabeth Warren, other Dems embrace victimhood as a political platform. We are a people
who chose freedom and liberty rooted in a sense of virtue over despair and hopelessness. And with courage, sacrifice,
and an indomitable spirit and an abiding faith in God, we won our independence and eventually created the greatest country in
the world. Powerful forces in today's Democratic Party though, are at war with that fundamental understanding of the
American story. In fact, many think the founding of our country was inherently corrupt and even illegitimate, and they
have made a decision to run against that version of America. In the absence of an actual plan to grow American
prosperity and keep us safe, Democrats are embracing victimhood as a political platform this midterm cycle.
Why Doug Adler's
ESPN Lawsuit Matters. Doug Adler, longtime tennis commentator, was providing commentary at the Australian Open
in January 2017 for ESPN. He was calling Venus Williams' match at the Open when — in admiration of her method of
attacking the net — Adler used the phrase "guerrilla" tactic, meaning ambush. It is a common tennis term and
Venus Williams has been one of the most successful in employing the play. What should have been a completely unremarkable
event became a social media firestorm. Many were offended by this seeming, at least to their ignorant ears, obvious and
appalling racial slur. How dare this commentator compare Venus Williams to a gorilla? [...] As usual, the
ignorance of the offended knows no bounds. The term "guerilla" refers to warfare and first appeared during the Napoleonic
Wars. [...] To showcase the grand hypocrisy of ESPN during the 2018 NBA playoffs, Steve Harvey in an ESPN on air interview
actually called the Golden State Warriors "gorillas." As in African apes.
files federal lawsuit after son doesn't make high school soccer team. A St. Louis mom is making a federal
case over the fact that her son didn't make the high school soccer team. The unnamed woman, whose son is a junior at
Ladue Horton Watkins High School — located in the most affluent section of the city — filed a lawsuit
in federal court this week, claiming the coach's decision discriminates against her child. The boy, called John Doe
in the Wednesday [9/26/2018] filing at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, played on the junior varsity
team last year, and the suit claims he's good enough to do so again[.]
Life in a
Gynocracy. Since when do those accusing others of crimes become "survivors" rather than "accusers"? How you
frame your self-description affects views, doesn't it? If you claimed that someone had raped you, why must we always
believe you just because you tag yourself "a survivor"? Do we do this with those who claim to have been robbed or
beaten? "I'm a robbery survivor, so you have to believe me when I say X robbed me." The shift in language is to
message that accusers must always be believed. It is, at heart, based on a gross distortion of statistics. [...]
Indirect data, in fact, highly suggest that far more than two percent of rape accusations are false. The 2% genesis
was a handout from Susan Brownmiller's file.
Fight Oppressive Ice Cream Marginalizing Muslims, Vegans. Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are
taking action against discriminatory and marginalizing ice cream on campus, since some of the flavors use a beef
gelatin. Yes, we've become so far removed from reality on college campuses that students are now fighting against
oppressive ice cream. Talk about First World problems. Students have crafted legislation, titled "Ice Cream for
All," demanding the ice cream at university-owned Babcock Dairy use more "inclusive" ingredients, thus ceasing the
"marginalization" of "Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Vegetarian, and Vegan students."
The Editor says...
Wow, I never knew ice cream was so mean!
slams airline for calling her 'Miss' instead of 'Doctor': 'This was not about my ego'. A doctor who slammed
Qantas for calling her "Miss" is receiving public backlash — however, she said she was trying to highlight
"everyday sexism." After tweeting at the Australian airline, Siobhan O'Dwyer responded to criticism on Twitter, writing,
"This was not about my ego." O'Dwyer was boarding a Qantas plane when a flight attendant reportedly looked at her boarding
pass — which said "Dr. O'Dwyer" — and instead addressed her as "Miss O'Dwyer." "Do not look
at my ticket, look at me, look back at my ticket, decide it's a typo, and call me Miss O'Dwyer," Dwyer shared on social
media. "I did not spend 8 years at university to be called Miss."
monkey with a well-done nothingburger. Conversations are the mine fields in America's politics. A
candidate, even a well-meaning Democrat, opens his mouth at his own risk.
Adds 'Performed Well' To List Of Offensive Phrases. MSNBC contributor and Washington Post Columnist Jonathan
Capehart Wednesday night [8/29/2018], became the first person to declare the term "performed well" as hurtful and offensive
to African-Americans. Capehart appeared on "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell and was asked about comments made
earlier in the day by Ron DeSantis. Capehart responded, "We are all focusing on the 'monkey' line," adding "but that
was the third of three things that he said that I as an African-American picked up right away."
primary winner says black opponent would 'monkey up' the state. Florida GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis —
the Republican nominee for governor backed by President Trump — warned voters Wednesday [8/29/2018] not to "monkey
this up" by electing Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, his African-American Democratic opponent. "The last thing we need
to do is monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state," DeSantis
told Fox News, while also describing his opponent "an articulate spokesman for those far-left views." The Florida
Democratic Party quickly responded with a statement of outrage that accused DeSantis of racism. "It's disgusting that
Ron DeSantis is launching his general election campaign with racist dog whistles," party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo said in a
statement, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.
and Omarosi. As a rabbi, I have met more Omarosi than have most. These are people who present initially
very well. They speak well. They are coherent, even quite intelligent. They are presentable, sometimes even
attractive. And they come forward with a story of woe, that they sometimes never have attained their potential nor
achieved the greatness to which their skills and knowledge should have taken them by now. For some reason, they have
gotten a bad break — or many. They have been pigeon-holed unfairly. They have been misunderstood.
And now they unfairly have been blacklisted even though they have so much to offer. All they beg for is a break, a chance,
sometimes a job, sometimes some bucks — usually, all. Rabbis, priests, and pastors meet more Omarosi than does
the general public because, often, for Omarosi we are the last station on their increasingly desperate train line. [...] And
98.7% of them ultimately revert to being the Omarosi they always were and always will be.
Emanuel tells the truth about Chicago violence and gets fierce blowback. Chicago's mayor evidently forgot one
of the iron laws of the Democratic Party: no members of any victim class can be held responsible for any problems that
result from their behavior. The ever expanding list of victim classes has grown from blacks to include all
"people of color" (basically, everybody but Caucasians, who implicitly are deemed "colorless"), even elite and privileged
ones like Sarah Jeong; poor people; and people who choose sexual and gender adventurism, among others.
Abdul-Jabbar compares national anthem to songs of slavery. NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar likened the national
anthem to songs that were sung by slaves while they were forced to do manual labor. Abdul-Jabbar, 71, in a Tuesday
[8/14/2018] column for The Hollywood Reporter, recanted what Frederick Douglass said in "My Bondage and My Freedom."
Abdul Jabbar: National Anthem Just Like Songs Of Slavery. President Trump is just like the oppressors who
forced their slaves to sing patriotic songs, according to NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Writing in The Hollywood
Reporter on Tuesday [8/14/2018], the former basketball star likened the debate over NFL players singing the national anthem
to slaves who were forced to sing while they work. "Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work."
Abdul-Jabbar wrote, adding they would often sing their "oppressor's feel-good songs."
John Legend: Louisiana's Jury Laws are 'White Supremacy'. Singer-Songwriter John Legend is calling on the
people of Louisiana to alter their constitution to require unanimous juries to convict felony defendants in a Tuesday op-ed
in the Washington Post. The crux of Legend's argument is that Louisiana's white male-written constitution was
designed to discount the input of blacks, who make up nearly a third of the state's population, in jury decisions.
Ten Most Hateful Americans and Why they Matter. [#4] Alicia Garza is regarded by Fortune Magazine as among "50
of the most influential world leaders." What did she do to deserve this highly questionable accolade? She's one of
three co-founders of Black Lives Matter, formed after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic found not guilty of
murder following the deadly fight in which Treyvon Martin was shot and killed as Zimmerman defended himself from assault.
Garza calls BLM "an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally
targeted for demise." Oh, she also maintains that blacks face "deadly oppression" and that "extrajudicial killings" of
blacks is a regular feature of our society. She claims "Blacks are uniquely, systematically, and savagely targeted by
the state" and this has led to black poverty, "genocide," and mass incarceration.
Top 10 Black
Racists. In a case of deviancy having been defined down, these antisocial, anti-white sentiments are accepted
by the media as normal, even admirable. Some black racists today have become rich and famous by vilifying white people
and the American system, claiming blacks are systematically persecuted and discriminated against — despite federal
laws which make this illegal — and asserting that there is an invisible conspiracy of white supremacists
preventing black people from becoming successful. Anti-white racism is often expressed in matter-of-fact terms, largely
unchallenged by the gatekeepers of our culture, including by self-styled conservatives. Black racists routinely say
things and engage in race-baiting that would typically land whites in hot water.
When it emerged yesterday [8/2/2018] that the Twitter feed of the New York Times editorial board's latest appointee,
Sarah Jeong, crackled with nasty and puerile racial invective, it was generally assumed by many — including her
defenders — that she would be let go before the day was over. [...] Jeong calls herself "a woman of color on the
internet" — surely a novel formulation of identity — and assumes a veil of protection from criticism
based on this status. It's hard to understand how a highly rewarded immigrant, whose family was embraced by the same
country whose majority population she now denigrates, sees herself as a victim. Yet she does, and in fact, a supportive
media narrative casts her as a double victim: first she was trolled by racists online, and now "far-right" activists
and even "Nazis" are trying to get her fired.
Booker laments 'savagely wrong' state of American culture. Sen. Cory Booker implored an audience in New
Orleans on Friday [8/3/2018] to combat the "savagely wrong" state of American culture by thinking about the importance of a
conservative friends aren't racists, and the accusation provides cover for real racists. While catching up on
news about Papa John's pizza founder John Schnatter's resignation, I started thinking about society's evolving standard for
language, and hazarded the following: "Why is the N-word the only remaining curse word? "Every word that shocked
and horrified 50 years ago is now mainstream, but the n-word is so unthinkably evil, it's a national headline when anyone
says it, even as a quote. "Except rappers, of course." The tweet garnered a variety of responses that ranged from the
snidely condescending to the cheap and insulting, but most flailed at the straw man that I, as a white man, was complaining
about the stigma of using a racist slur. I suppose in our societal race to the lowest common denominator, it's possible
that nobody considered that someone might actually decry low standards, rather than complain about high ones.
Waters warns supporters of possible 'armed protests' against her. Rep. Maxine Waters warned supporters on
Wednesday [7/18/2018] of potential "armed protests" against her after an extremist group called for ongoing demonstrations outside her
office in Los Angeles. In a lengthy statement issued late Wednesday, Waters, D-Calif., said she'd been notified about forthcoming
protests by the Oath Keepers, which she described as "an anti-government militia" that's staged armed protests in cities across the
country. She warned her supporters against being "baited" into counter-demonstrations or confrontations with the organization,
which she said has a track record of "violent and provocative behavior."
The Editor says...
ABC News is happy to pass along demonstrable lies, as long as they come from an elected Democrat.
Anyone who spends five minutes examining who the Oath Keepers are and what they stand for will see that the Oath Keepers are
not an anti-government organization. Nor is there any evidence (known to me) that the Oath Keepers have ever engaged in
"violent and provocative behavior." If anyone in this story has a "track record" of encouraging violence, it is
Representative Maxine Waters.
Those Poor, Helpless
Indian Savages. On July 2, Facebook's indefatigable legions of Hate Robots censored a post as "hate speech"
because it dared to contain a passage from the Declaration of Independence: [...] The three words everyone zeroed in on were
"merciless Indian savages." The only thing inaccurate in the term "merciless Indian savages" is the word "Indian," but facts
don't matter in an era where moral outrage is forever on the warpath. What was ignored in the predictable Sanctimony
Bloodbath that ensued was the broader context of that quote. It quite uncomfortably implies that King George was
actively trying to crush the American colonists by fomenting race war against them. And this is true — is a
documented fact that in 1775, General Thomas Gage, leader of the British Army in America, ordered his Indian allies to
"deliver war upon the colonists."
Shoots Burglar, Family Predictably Cries Foul. What is it about family that makes it so you can be absolutely
convinced that despite them engaging in a criminal act, they're still somehow angels? I ask because it seems that no
matter what the circumstances, when someone gets shot, the family will invariably step up and pontificate on just why that
person shouldn't have been killed. In this case, a man killed in an Iowa store burglary is as pure as the driven snow
or something. Well, maybe not. The family at least admits he was in the wrong for stealing, but they still think
he shouldn't be dead.
Racism of the Alleged Affronted. At the Consortium of Higher Education for LGBT Resource Professionals, one
learns that at an upcoming webinar, "queer and trans people of color are welcome to join and engage in or observe the
space. However, we do want to provide a content warning that in these spaces we hope white folks will process our
thoughts and behaviors in a learning environment so we can address them and discuss and [sic] tactics of decentering
whiteness." [...] Under the social justice rubric, being born white makes one evil, plain and simple. In fact,
according to Dr. Kathy Obear, one can either be a good white ally or a bad one. Thus, everything is seen
through the prism of race.
Uncle Tom Celebrates July 4th? American leftists cannot restrain themselves from throwing stink-bombs at all
things wholesome and good. July 4th, my wife Mary read two articles in which black writers scolded blacks for
celebrating Independence Day. They claim that us blacks have nothing to celebrate because we were not free in 1776.
Why are leftists so hellbent on instilling in me and my fellow blacks a belief that America is not our country? America
has repented of her sins long ago. The Civil War was fought to liberate blacks from slavery. White abolitionists
broke the law by teaching blacks to read. [...] My point is that American history is replete with godly whites who helped
blacks; sometimes risking everything. And yet, leftists have successfully sold blacks their lie that any success
achieved by blacks is in spite of racist white America. Blacks are only 12% of the population. Much of black
wealth in America is the result of white help and patronage.
jazz festival cancels controversial show after criticism. The Montreal International Jazz Festival has
cancelled the remaining presentations of a show that has been criticized because it features a white woman singing songs
composed by black slaves. The festival said Wednesday [7/4/2018] it was apologizing to anyone who was hurt by the
decision to put on the shows.
The Toxic Race-Mongering
of the Left. The current status quo serves the short-sighted power aims of the worst of the Democratic party,
that is the far left, too well for them to abandon it. Scream racism at every disagreement and you might convince
meaning-seeking millennials that leftism provides them a cogent moral framework, you might scare blacks out of noticing that
they are thriving under Donald Trump's policies, you might convince women that Trump's boorish words are somehow worse than
Bill Clinton's actions. But the long-term costs of these political gains are great. The constant cries of racism
have kept race at the center of the American political discussion long after most Americans would happily let the subject go.
How quickly can a bully become a victim?
female leaders criticize Pelosi, Schumer for 'failure to protect' Waters. Black female leaders and allies expressed their
"deep disappointment" with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for their "recent failure to
protect" Rep. Maxine Waters "from unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration and others in the GOP." "We write to
share our profound indignation and deep disappointment over your recent failure to protect Congresswoman Waters from unwarranted attacks
from the Trump Administration and others in the GOP," the women wrote in a letter sent Tuesday [7/3/2018]. "That failure was further
compounded by your decision to unfairly deride her as being 'uncivil' and 'un-American.'"
Keeps Denying. Black-on-White Violence Keeps Happening. Think of the odds: every day, for years,
the Southern Poverty Law Center has been cranking out studies, talking points, and direct mail to show how black people are
victims of relentless white racism, all the time, everywhere, and that explains everything. Just a few days ago, the
SPLC declared that black-on-white violence is the "biggest lie" because everyone knows the real problem is white-on-black
violence. But what crazy luck: The more the SPLC says black criminality is a myth, the more it just keeps happening.
that Dems' unfair race baiting doesn't add up. In the wake of Roseanne's awful, racist tweet comparing former
Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an ape, Jarrett took part in a special town hall on race on MSNBC. In it, she
blamed President Donald Trump for the star's racist joke. While sitting next to Al Sharpton, a man who made his name
through racist hoaxes, Jarrett repeated what has become a favorite narrative of the political left — that the United
States, at its core, is fundamentally racist.
bakery fires employees for denying black woman service after closing. Two employees of a bakery in Northeast
Portland were fired earlier this month for denying a black woman service because the business had closed. "Back To Eden
Bakery" released several public apologies and statements following the incident, before letting the employees go. In
one Facebook post, the bakery's co-owner wrote, "We are doing business in a gentrified neighborhood in a racist city within a
racist state of a racist country."
bakery fires two employees for refusing service to a black customer after closing time. [Scroll down] In
my opinion, there is an inescapable presumption behind this firing: ordinary rules do not apply to black people.
Failure to realize that any demand from a black person must be immediately complied with, no matter the rules that apply to
all other people, is a firing offense, it looks like to me. It is more than a little surprising to see a business
labelling its neighbors and presumably customers "racists," but who knows? Maybe in Portlandia, people prefer to give
their business to those who abuse them as the worst thing a person can be these days, a racist.
Should Merge with Starbucks and the NFL. Disney/ABC, Starbucks, and the NFL should merge, as they are this
week's prime example of how to drive away customers while engaged in absurd CEO virtue signaling.
Barr escapes burning at the stake — for now — but loses her hit show, talent agency, and career.
The mostly unspoken rules of contemporary American society hold that African Americans cannot be insulted in ways that Caucasians
and some other minorities can be. This is mostly a legacy of slavery and the official discrimination that followed under
Jim Crow laws passed by Democrat-controlled governmental units in the post-Civil War South.
to Fail Racial Sensitivity Training. In most schools, it begins with an invitation to have a "Courageous Conversation" about
race. Within a few minutes, the white teachers learn they must be courageous enough to admit their own racism and how it is responsible
for so much black dysfunction in America. Tip for the soon to be enlightened 177,000: If you want to keep your job and think
you are not racist, don't let anyone know about it, or you will meet the same fate as the teachers who said the same thing in their
seminars. They get fired. So there is no conversation — just monologue. This is too bad, because as your
average befuddled white guy, there are so many questions I want to ask, yet so few answers.
Atonement for "Unconscious Bias" Will Not Work. Corporate executives today know that to keep their jobs and
avoid boycotts they must persuade employees to shed supposedly unconscious race and gender biases lurking within their
souls. And though the remedy, known universally as "diversity," promotes teamwork, in practice it constitutes soft
totalitarianism, resting on the guiding assumption that to be white and/or male is to be guilty until proven innocent.
Even the appearance of unfairness to nonwhite and female employees, customers and shareholders must be averted. The
justification for this policy is that human prejudices are so ingrained that we're usually not aware of them. Thus,
companies have set up bureaucracies and hired outside consultants who specialize in eradicating "unconscious biases." Company
officials, whether enthusiastically or fearfully, routinely weave this principle into hiring, promotion, contracting,
advertising and other aspects of company operations.
to tell staff 'prejudice is deeply rooted' at anti-bias training. Starbucks has not offered an estimate of what
it will lose in sales during the afternoon closing, but the Philadelphia incident reportedly had a noticeable negative effect
on consumer approval. [...] But anti-bias training experts are divided over the efficacy of a single seminar in correcting
racial and gender biases.
Starbucks become America's largest chain of homeless shelters? At one level incidents like the one at the Philadelphia Starbucks
are minor affairs that are ginned up into major crises by the left-wing outrage machine. On the other hand, Starbucks' decision throw
open its doors to non-customers to use as public gathering places shows just how far things can go when a company decides that placating social
justice warriors is more important than satisfying customers.
We were wrongfully arrested after using restaurant bathroom. Three actresses in Atlanta claim they were wrongfully arrested
after using the bathroom at a restaurant. The women — Erica Walker, Brittany Marie Lucio and Asia'h Sharrell
Epperson — called on the district attorney Tuesday to investigate an incident at Houston's restaurant where an officer
removed them from the restroom, news station WXIA-TV reported.
you see something, say something (unless you see black). There has been a spate of articles recently about
white people calling the police against black people who were apparently doing nothing wrong, like sleeping in a
common room in Yale, attempting to urinate in Starbucks, shopping at Nordstrom Rack, and playing on a golf course. The
idea behind these articles is that white people are racist. [...] A few points to make about this: [#1] The liberal media
rarely report the whole story about these events. Specifically, they often exclude key facts, such as the suspicious behavior
that made people call the police. [#2] These stories are cherrypicked. We see the ones reported where the black
people have committed no crimes. There are never, ever stories of the times black people are arrested for crimes after
someone phones in a "suspicious person" report. What percentage of suspicious persons reports end up being valid?
The [New York] Times doesn't want to know; it just wants more stories of stereotypes. [#3] Liberals insist that citizens
be disarmed because the police will protect them. Now they are saying citizens shouldn't call the police.
says he's 'given up on America' after sentenced for 3rd conviction. A former Democratic congressman from
Chicago, heading to prison for the third time, says he has "given up on America" and plans to move to Africa after he serves
his latest sentence. At his sentencing Thursday [5/10/2018], Mel Reynolds, 66, got six months in prison for failing to file tax
returns on more than $400,000 he received for consulting work. He also received a scolding from federal Judge Robert Gettleman,
who told the Harvard graduate he could recall thinking to himself in the early 1990s that Reynolds had tremendous promise.
Carolina woman's claims of being harassed by 'white cop' are questioned as new footage emerges. A South
Carolina woman who said being pulled over for speeding by a "white cop" was a "traumatic experience" is having her story
questioned after police body camera footage from the incident showed a less intense series of events unfolding. Dawn
Hilton-Williams, in a Facebook Live video on April 27, accused a Brunswick County Sheriff's Office sergeant of racism after
she was ordered to sign a summons asking her to appear in court or pre-pay a traffic ticket. The officer said he
clocked her going 70 mph in a stretch of rural Route 58 in Virginia that has a 55 mph limit.
council member who accused officer of racial profiling in traffic stop says he won't resign. McKinney City
Council member La'Shadion Shemwell said in a Facebook Live video Thursday night [5/10/2018] that he will not resign after he
accused a police officer of racial profiling when he was pulled over for speeding earlier this week. Shemwell said
after the traffic stop that he had been pulled over for "being black with dreadlocks."
Council Member Says He Was Arrested For Racial, Political Reasons. A McKinney City Council Member claims racial
profiling and political retribution were behind his arrest during traffic stop. La'Shadion Shemwell says he wasn't
speeding when he was stopped for speeding by McKinney Police on Highway 5 around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday
[5/8/2018]. Shemwell is black and an activist against police brutality.
The Semantic Whoredom of the
Left. [Scroll down] I realized it wasn't just their etymology that was faulty but that these people had in fact built
themselves an entirely new language, with words that are in common use [...] voided of their signification and filled with meanings they
were never meant to have, meanings that can only be understood if you share the basic assumptions of leftist liberals. [...] There are
a few hundred other words that have similarly been beaten until they lose all self-respect and now are passed from mouth to mouth in
leftist circles as a sad parody of the words they used to be. Possibly the most common of those is "racist."
police on black women at golf course is latest example of 'White Fear Weaponized'. We can now add golfing to
the list of normal activities that black people dare not do without inciting irrational fear. Last weekend, police were
summoned to the Grandview Golf Club in York, Pennsylvania, when a group of golfers — all white men —
called the police on five black women golfers after accusing them of slow play.
Cosby Compares Husband to Emmett Till and Blames Media. Camille Cosby, the wife of the disgraced comedian Bill
Cosby, disparaged the media, Mr. Cosby's accusers and his prosecutors in a caustic statement released Thursday [5/3/2018], her
first public comments since Mr. Cosby was convicted of sexual assault last week. She called for a criminal investigation
of the Montgomery County district attorney and repeatedly suggested that Mr. Cosby was targeted because of his race. In
a three-page release, Mrs. Cosby explicitly blamed the media for Mr. Cosby's fate in court, citing what she called a
"frenzied, relentless demonization of him and unquestioning acceptance of accusers' allegations without any attendant proof."
She went on to say, "Bill Cosby was labeled as guilty because the media and accusers said so."
The Editor says...
No, Bill Cosby is guilty because a jury said so — after deliberating upon a volume of evidence. Good bye, Bill.
the Left Touches it Ruins. The left has poisoned race relations. America is the least racist multiracial society in the world.
On a daily basis, Americans of every race and ethnicity get along superbly. But the black left and the white left constantly poison young minds with
hate-filled diatribes against whites, "white privilege," "systemic racism," black dorms, black graduations, lies about the events in Ferguson, Missouri,
and the like.
Halsey stirs debate over hotels offering only 'white people shampoo'. Black women face "high levels of anxiety"
about their hair more often than white women, according to a 2016 "Good Hair" study by the Perception Institute. Hair
texture, density and thickness, among other things, are common topics of discussion among women of color. There are charts
that determine how curly or coarse one's hair is and dedicated aisles in stores now that contain "ethnic" hair products.
But these products are not found in hotels.
The Editor says...
Is shampoo a civil right now? The hotels supply the same shampoo to everyone.
If it's not your favorite brand, that's your problem. You are not being denied access to shampoo.
If your hair has special needs, bring your own stinkin' shampoo.
Propaganda Thwarts Unity. The Americans who listen to the Washington Post, the New York Times, and all the networks
are being systematically lied to. [...] Around 3,500 blacks were shot in Chicago, called Chiraq by black Chicagoans, last year,
but that's rarely mentioned in the news. On the other hand, the MSM had wall-to-wall coverage when a white police officer
shot a black thug in self-defense. Note that both Obama and his black attorney general agreed that the shooting was
justified and that that wasn't given wall-to-wall media coverage. Because of this sort of "reporting," many Americans
think the real problem in America isn't out-of-control crime in black neighborhoods in Democrat-run cities, but that the police
are out hunting innocent blacks on a regular basis.
police chief attends hip-hop show, apologizes for '200 years' of abuse by cops. Music lovers arrived at Baltimore Soundstage on
Wednesday night [4/18/2018] to hear the tunes of hip-hop group Eric B. & Rakim, but soon found themselves listening to an apology for
corrupt policing. "I want to take about 20 seconds to apologize for all the things that the police have done dating back 200 years,"
Commissioner De Sousa said in a video posted online by Baltimore Fishbowl. "Two-hundred years ago, all the way to civil rights. All
the way to the '80s where crack was prevalent in the cities and it affected disproportionately African-American men. All the way to the
'90s. All the way to the 2000s when we had zero tolerance."
coffee shop abruptly closes amid racism controversy. A coffee shop in Berkeley, the Elmwood Cafe, has closed
overnight without warning. The abrupt closure comes after a famous comedian alleged that a racist incident happened to
him at the cafe similar to the recent arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks. On Monday [4/16/2018],
famous East Bay comedian W. Kamau Bell recalled on CNN how he says he experienced racism there.
Overview and recap of the Starbucks story:
the Starbucks Incident a Setup? I think what happened at the Starbucks in Philly doesn't pass the sniff test.
Two black men went in, sat down, and apparently went unnoticed for a period of time until one got up and asked to use the
restroom. When told it was only for customers, he declined the opportunity to purchase something and returned to his associate
at their table. After another unspecified period of time elapsed, the manager, a woman named Holly, asked them to either
purchase something or leave. They said they were waiting for someone, did not want to buy anything, and wouldn't leave.
More time passed, the option was again proffered, and the double-refusal was again the response. That's when Holly called
"the man." The "screws" arrived and made the same offer as Holly, three times. And just as many times, it was
refused. As they were slipping on the cuffs to take them to the "big house," the ever-elusive "friend" magically appeared.
You get the picture: it was a setup. Why wouldn't the "friend" just buy a cup of Joe so they could all sit down and
chant, "No justice, no peace"? How did he already know not to? How did he know to soldier on for the cause? It
was a win-win for the unprivileged. Getting arrested was the goal, but if they weren't arrested when the friend came in,
it would validate the claim that white people are treated better than blacks.
Two black dudes went into a Starbucks, refused to order anything, and demanded to jointly use the bathroom. Per policy,
they were asked to leave, and when they wouldn't, the cops were called. As a result of public outcry ("public" defined
in this case as bored leftists looking to jack off on outrage), Starbucks' CEO closed all stores for a day of "diversity and
tolerance training," and a new nationwide policy was enacted to ensure that one needn't have to order food or drinks to claim
a table at Starbucks, and the bathrooms are now open to all, from the homeless to the [sodomites]. The black dudes were
violating Starbucks' (then) policy, but no matter. Let them do as they please, and don't call the cops.
of the Left: The Most Powerful Force in America Today. In the recent case of a Philadelphia Starbucks
manager who asked two black men to purchase something before giving them the code to the restroom, Starbucks immediately
appeased the left-wing mob. The company didn't wait until any facts came out; it simply abandoned the manager and
announced it would close every U.S. store one day in May to educate all Starbucks employees about "unconscious bias."
boots Anti-Defamation League from its self-vaunted 'diversity' program. The premise was bad, given that the
whole thing was triggered by the incident in Philadelphia where two black men opted to go to a Starbucks, sat at a table for
hours without ordering so much as a two-dollar cup of coffee, took up table space from paying customers, refused to leave
when asked, and then hollered racism when the manager called the cops. Normal people order some coffee if they want to
use the premises. These guys thought they were special. But Starbucks decided that it was the bad guy, and it's
atoning for its wicked racism by forcing its line employees (such an easy target) to sit through re-education camp, supposedly
for all their racist tendencies after one of them got caught following the rules. Even the black employees will be
forced to do it.
Black Coffee: The
Starbucks Story Is Trash. Two black men walk into a Starbucks — a leftist company that is unlikely to encourage
old-fashioned racism — in Philadelphia, a multi-racial city where a Starbucks would be serving people of all colors all day
every day without incident. But these two jokers, according to their own version of events, refused to follow the store
rules and make a purchase. They were asked to leave by the manager, Holly, a "social justice feminist." When they
refused, she called the police and calmly reported, "I have two gentlemen in my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or
leave." The police arrived and likewise asked the guys to leave and they refused to obey the police. [...] The usual
puerile race-mongers showed up to protest and call for boycotts. The usual puling apologies, firings and Soviet-style
War On Standards Reaches Coffee Houses. A Starbucks store is not a public space. If you aren't going to purchase
anything, you have no business being in the store for an extended period of time. And if a non-purchaser refuses to comply with
a request to leave, the best way to enforce the policy is to call the police. What's the alternative, bouncers? It's a
sad commentary that anyone would even contemplate using Starbucks as a free meeting-ground. When I meet people at Starbucks, I
always purchase something even though I don't drink coffee. It would never occur to me not to. Only a strong sense of
entitlement, not to mention bad manners, would lead anyone to think he can occupy the store for an extended period of time without paying.
goes into full blown surrender mode. I have worked as a restaurant manager in years past, and as a bartender
even longer. I have had to ask some customers to leave (usually for being loud, obscene, or loitering) establishments a
few times. I have even had to call police a few times when they refused. On almost every occasion, the people I
asked to leave were White. And those that refused to leave when police told them they must were arrested. These
two men were asked to leave. They refused, that is why the police were called. Apparently when the police arrived,
the men verbally abused them, and still refused to leave. Had they left, there would have been no arrest, period.
Holder to Help Starbucks Train Employees For 'Racial Bias Education Day'. On Tuesday [4/17/2018], Starbucks announced it
will be closing 8,000 stores on May 29 so 175,000 employees can attend a training program that will address implicit bias, promote
inclusion and help prevent discrimination, NBC reports. Eric Holder was tapped as one of the 'experts' to assist with training
the employees. That's all you need to know.
man demands free Starbucks coffee as 'reparations' — white barista immediately complies. "I heard
ya'll was racist, so I came to get my free coffee," Sharpe says in the video to the white barista taking his order. [...]
"That's what I'm talking about! This is justice," Sharpe says sarcastically. "This is justice. This is what
I'm talking about." The barista went onto to offer his choice of milk and flavoring.
Starbucks coupons circulate online promising free coffee for black customers. Fake Starbucks coupons have begun
circulating on social media in the wake of protests over the arrests of two black men who had asked to use a Starbucks
restroom. The coupons, which feature images of Starbucks beverages, the brand's iconic color green and bar codes,
appear to offer "people of color" or "African-American heritage" free drinks. "This is completely false and in no way
associated with Starbucks," a Starbucks spokeswoman told CNBC.
Starbucks Arrest Cues Racist Whines. A couple of thinks here: (1) Some of the cops at the arrest were black.
(2) All of the patrons protesting the arrest were white. (3) A woman's voice is heard saying "she said the restrooms were
for paying customers. (4) Are people required to ask permission to use the restroom at Starbucks? Not that I patronize
Starbucks, but, [...] I don't ask to use the restroom. Not since I graduated high school anyway. All of this leads to the
absurdity of the whole chain shutting down on May 29 for a company wide
brainwashing "racial-bias education" training.
a Stir When Starbucks Denied a Cop. In 2015, an unnamed Philadelphia police sergeant entered a downtown
Philadelphia Starbucks and asked to use the restroom. He might have been the one who would have responded if that
Starbucks were being robbed or its employees or customers were assaulted. He was told in no uncertain terms that he
could not and should find a restroom down the street.
men arrested at Starbucks settle for $1 each, and a promise of $200K for young entrepreneurs program. Two black men
arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city Wednesday [5/2/2018] for a symbolic
$1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. The men and their lawyer told The
Associated Press the settlement was an effort to make sure something positive came out of the incident. "We thought long and hard
about it and we feel like this is the best way to see that change that we want to see," said Donte Robinson, one of those arrested.
when Starbucks just served over-priced, burnt coffee? If you are in the mood for a high-priced cup of coffee
that tastes burnt[,] you'll have to go somewhere other than Starbucks during a three-hour period Tuesday afternoon.
More than 8,000 shops are shuttering for anti-bias training[,] an ill-conceived attempt to restore Starbucks' tarnished
Baristas Reflect on the Company's Anti-Cop Propaganda Disguised as 'Anti-Bias Training'. On Tuesday, Starbucks
closed their stores across the nation to hold an "anti-bias" training after Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, two black men,
were arrested for loitering at a Philadelphia store without buying anything. Multiple Baristas who attended the
training told Philadelphia Magazine that the company beat around the bush when discussing racial issues. "I was really
disappointed when I walked out of there because I was expecting so much more," an 18-year-old black woman, pseudonym Tina,
said. According to the woman, Baristas were given a 68-page guide where they were asked to respond to writing prompts
with various scenarios. "It felt like we were off task the entire time because we didn't reflect on the situation
itself," the woman said, referring to the incident involving Robinson and Nelson. "The training materials focused
a lot on police brutality, which had nothing to do with the incident that happened."
Anti-Bias Training "Missed the Mark Completely," Say Two Philly Baristas. All eyes were on Starbucks again on
Tuesday [5/29/2018] as the corporation shut down 8,000 stores to conduct anti-bias training following the public uproar over
a white Starbucks manager calling the police on two black men who were waiting in a store in Philadelphia in April.
Starbucks billed Tuesday's training as "one step" in addressing racial bias, and national reports have called the company's
move an "important start." But for two Philadelphia Starbucks employees I talked to, the training merely "targeted"
people of color and exacerbated racial tensions.
Perhaps to offset the cost of running all those de facto homeless shelters...
raises its coffee prices 10-20 cents across the U.S.. The price of your morning jolt of caffeine just got a
little more grande. Starbucks has raised the price of its brewed coffee 10 cents to 20 cents at most of its
company-owned stores in the U.S. The price for a 12-ounce drink, for example, is now $1.95 to $2.15. The increase, which
differs by market, went into effect Tuesday [6/5/2018].
Who could not have seen this coming?
provides weak sales outlook, will close 150 stores. The Seattle-based company said Tuesday [6/19/2018] it would close 150
underperforming stores in "densely penetrated markets" and slow its rate of store growth. Starbucks traditionally closes about 50
underperforming locations annually. Starbucks said it expects same-store sales to grow 1% in its third fiscal quarter of 2017.
Analysts had expected same-store sales to grow 3% in that period.
provides weak sales outlook, will close 150 stores. Starbucks posted its worst day of trading in nearly one
year on Wednesday [6/20/2018], hours after the coffeehouse chain said it would close dozens of stores and provided a weak
sales forecast. The Seattle-based company said Tuesday it would close 150 underperforming stores in "densely penetrated
markets" and slow its rate of store growth. [...] Starbucks' stock closed down more than 9% on Wednesday, marking the
company's largest single-day percentage decline since July 2017. The company was the worst performer on both the
S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100.
burned by social-justice appeasement as growth stalls, stock plunges. Starbucks may have appeased progressives
with its social-justice workshops and open-bathroom policy, but such moves have failed to caffeinate the company's bottom
line. The coffee giant's stock took a tumble Wednesday [6/20/2018] after CEO Kevin Johnson announced that Starbucks
would close 150 company-owned stores next year instead of the expected 50, with an emphasis on underperforming shops in
densely populated urban areas, and lowered growth projections. Mr. Johnson acknowledged that the decision to shut
down 8,000 U.S. stores on May 29 for anti-bias training, driven by the high-profile arrests of two black men in
Philadelphia, played a role in the company's sluggish second-quarter performance.
The Greatest Threat to Black Americans. Democrats refuse to hold blacks accountable for anything — black on black crime, epidemic
school dropouts, out of wedlock births, and generational poverty. Insidiously, Democrats have totally relieved blacks of all responsibility
for their lives. Democrats have tripled down on teaching black youths that everything wrong is the fault of "white privilege," systematic,
cultural, and economic white racism in America. Deadbeat, lazy blacks are quick to embrace the Democrats' its-all-whitey's-fault narrative.
The Battle of Woke Island.  [Scroll down]
In the world of the campus, one's status and moral authority increases with the number of victim groups in which one claims membership.
This is the postmodern dogma of "intersectionality" that promotes solipsism at the personal level and division at the social level, that
forbids the "cultural appropriation" of one victim group's tastes, symbols, language, and commodities by another group, and requires members
of the victimizer group — cis-gendered white males — to recognize, confess, and atone for their "privilege."
Panther' Mirage Proves Obama Set Race Relations Back Decades. America's regression, our backwards strides away from [Martin Luther]
King's dream, all began with Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and a media so desperate to protect him that every criticism leveled at
The One was labeled racism. Everything was about race.
A Tale of Black
Racism. The Philly media, like the media elsewhere, makes much of gentrification. Philadelphians are
forever hearing about what a social evil it is. [...] Constantly propagating notions such as white supremacy, white
privilege, gentrification, and others, the media creates a kind of toxic intellectual air. Unhappy people breathe it
in, and the result is all sorts of mad beliefs. It is as if being white guaranteed a middle-class
existence. It is as if being black meant that personal failure is not even a possibility; in place of it
there is always some white discrimination or other.
of Bigotries; All Is Bigotry. Anyway Ferguson recently convened a conference at Stanford's Hoover Institution,
a conservative think tank. No one much cared about what was discussed and debated. For those who believe in
diversity uber alles, a conference on history and public policy must be judged by the number of representatives from
different oppressed groups. [...] The New York Times was appalled at the lack of diversity. It blared out the shrill
headline... there were no women at the conference. Which means, to Times readers, that the whole thing was an exercise
in bigotry. You need not know anything else.
brave sixth grader recorded her teacher's ugly rant about Trump and minorities and told her story. A Georgia
middle school teacher's rant about President Trump forced the school district to respond to an "extremely unfortunate"
incident that was brought to light by a student. The Henry County school district responded to an audio recording of
sixth grade teacher Johnetta Benton which was captured by one of her students at Hampton Middle School. Josie Orihuela
began recording the audio once Benton began her lecture as she was introducing a video to celebrate Black History
Month. The teacher reportedly gave students a 15-minute monologue about how "America has never been great for
minorities," taking a jab at Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again." [Video clip]
teacher delivers 15-minute rant claiming Trump's MAGA slogan is a call to bring segregation back. A sixth-grade
teacher has delivered a shocking classroom rant claiming that President Donald Trump wants a return to segregation and
accused white students of being the progeny of 'European' mass murderers. Student Josie Orihuela recorded the incident
last month at Hampton Middle School near Atlanta, where social studies teacher Johnetta Benton was delivering a lesson for
Black History Month. Josie began recording just after Benton turned off a film the class was watching and pronounced
that that 'Make America Great Again' could be a precursor to 'trying to bring back segregation,' the student told Fox News.
Census Citizenship Question Helps Black Americans. After the Commerce Department decided to ask if people
filling out the census are citizens, the crazed racial Left mobilized and called the change the return of Jim Crow. The
change to the Census was a plot against minorities. To them, Jim Crow keeps returning again and again. His return
has more sequels than Rocky. Jim Crow first came back as Voter ID. Jim Crow returned as keeping voter rolls
clean. Then Jim Crow rode into town, again, when Kansas sought to ensure that only citizens are registering to vote.
Jim Crow also appeared when the federal Election Assistance Commission allowed Alabama and Georgia to change a federal voter
registration form to ensure that only citizens were registering to vote. Jim Crow is also on the loose in Indiana, because that
state compares Indiana voter rolls with other states via the interstate cross check program, to make sure people aren't registered
twice. Jim Crow is on the loose everywhere, it seems. Anytime honest elections are promoted, Jim Crow appears.
charges fly over indictment of NFL's Bennett despite liberal prosecutor, black victim. Allegations of racism
have erupted over the indictment Friday [3/23/2018] of NFL star Michael Bennett, even though he's being prosecuted by a
liberal, Soros-backed district attorney for a crime against a black victim.
the Truth at Penn. The diversity imperative demands dissimulation and evasion. The academic-achievement gap,
the behavioral differences that produce socioeconomic disparities, and the ubiquity of racial preferences must all be suppressed
in public discourse, since they undercut the narrative that white racism is the driving force in American society. This
dissimulation was on display last week at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, when Dean Ted Ruger announced that law
professor Amy Wax would no longer teach mandatory first-year law courses at the school. [...] Wax was deemed a "white
supremacist" for suggesting that not all cultures were equal in preparing people for participation in a modern economy.
Before anything was known about the perpetrator or his motives...
Caucus members call for action on Austin bombings. Congressional Black Caucus members want the bombings in
Austin, Texas, to be classified as "terrorist attacks" — and are calling on officials to determine whether they
are "ideologically or racially motivated." While the two young men injured in the most recent blast are both white,
all of the other victims have been either black or Hispanic.
The Editor says...
Do they really believe the cops weren't already working on those questions?
The Age of
Expert Ignorance. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black man than an
unarmed black man was to be killed by a police officer. Black men have constituted 42 percent of all cop-killers over
the past decade, even though they are only 6 percent of the population.
parents furious after 7-year-old, 'the only white girl in her class,' cast to play supremacist. A Georgia school district
is investigating after a 7-year-old student, "the only white girl in her class," according to her father, was cast to play a segregationist
in a school play. In a video of the play, 7-year-old Anastasia Bertram, playing the part of a segregationist, yelled at a group of
black children to "go away, you don't belong here!" She then marched with a sign that read, "Go home," on one side and "Cursed is
the man who integrates" on the other, ABC-affiliated WSB-TV reported.
Opposing Black Views of America. [Scroll down] He went on to recount horrific incidences of racial
injustice: a black boy sharing an elevator with a white girl igniting a race riot, black inventions stolen, and black
businesses destroyed. These events happened in the 1920s. And yet the passion with which my friend reported them
was as if they had happened yesterday. My friend's anger at America is as if eight years of Obama never happened and
Oprah is not worth three billion dollars. He believes that police routinely murder young black men. He believes
that America's evil white power structure labors 24-7, scheming to undermine blacks economically and culturally. In his
circles of black academia, his erroneous beliefs are deemed inarguably true. His colleagues think any black who doesn't
subscribe to these obvious truths is either an idiot or an Uncle Tom.
and Parkland: When Systems Fail. Black Lives Matter and the LGBT movements now have more power than our
churches, businesses, and all other traditional institutions. The rest of us are expected to cower and submit before
the leftist dictates of the new American culture and to dispense with the values once held dear. Victimhood
rules. If one is not a victim, then he or she is an oppressor. That is how it is.
Enemies Of The
People. The black NYU undergraduate who got two cafeteria workers fired because she took the menu as an act of
racist aggression hardly qualifies as a commissar sending dissenters to the gulag. But that incident is certainly on
the spectrum. Imagine that: two people are out of a job now, and have their careers tainted by accusations of racism,
simply because they were trying to show sensitivity to black students, but one black student was offended, and the gutless
university administration preferred to sack those workers than to be accused by anybody of complicity in their horrible
racist act of serving ribs and collard greens. [...] Note well: the people running the cafeteria had consulted black
co-workers about what they should serve to honor black history. But they hadn't asked the right kind of black
blaming white people' sign causes stir N.J. post office. The United States Postal Service said it is investigating a racial
sign put up outside its Flemington location. USPS Postal Inspector Greg Kliemisch said Friday afternoon [3/2/2018] the sign,
which read "March is national stop blaming white people month! Accept responsibility for your own bad choices. Hug a white
person!," was put up sometime Thursday. It was taken down in the afternoon by employees, he said.
Panther: Not Even A Decent Movie — But An Ominous Warning For White America. It's nothing more
than a $350 million ($200 million for production with $150 million from Disney to market the movie) exercise in wish
fulfillment for Ryan Coogler, the 31-year-old black director. But according to movie review website Rotten Tomatoes, Black Panther
is not just a good film — but the greatest movie of all time! What's going on? This is only Coogler's third
film. His first was Fruitvale Station, about Oscar Grant, the black youth shot by a police officer while riding BART in Coogler's
hometown of Oakland CA. Coogler went to great lengths to portray the criminal Grant as an innocent victim. This eerily similar
to the way BART officials refuse to release CCTV footage of crimes committed on the transit system so as not to "create a high level of
racially insensitive commentary toward the district... and create a racial bias in the riders against minorities on the trains."
White Teachers Are At Risk Of Rape And Murder By Their Black And Latino Students. Stacey Patton (left) is an
"assistant professor of multimedia journalism" at Morgan State University, an "urban" black college in Maryland. Patton
has a Ph.D. in African-American History, and I don't even know where to put the share quotes there. She's the author of
Spare The Kids: Why Whupping Children Won't Save Black America, which deals with "black America's relationship with
corporal punishment", I. E. horrific rates of child beating, which is apparently the fault of white people and nothing to do
with a low-IQ, high crime rate population having to deal with low IQ, high crime rate children. As Steve Sailer notes
[elsewhere], she's been given op-ed space in the Washington Post to say that teachers should be unarmed, because armed teachers may kill
black and Latino students. [...] But teachers aren't safe from kids of color. Take the late Colleen Ritzer, for example.
city removes popular gorilla statue for being 'racially insensitive'. The City of Corsicana, Texas, this week
removed a popular gorilla statue from its cage in a community park playground after people complained it was racially
insensitive. A makeshift memorial cropped up Tuesday at the empty cage in Community Park, where "Dobby" the gorilla
stood for the past 19 years. A Facebook page called "In Memory Of Dobby" reached more than 1,100 supporters, and a
petition on Change.org calling for the statue to be returned fetched more than 2,300 signatures. A candlelight vigil
took place Wednesday night and a protester sat inside the cage, vowing to remain until the statue was returned, a local CBS
The Editor says...
It's a statue of a gorilla in a cage. How is that racially insensitive? Is an actual gorilla in a cage also
racially insensitive? Now, if the gorilla depicted in the statue was wearing saggy pants with his underwear showing, a big black
hoodie in July, and big gold chains around his neck, and he had a mouthful of gold "grill," and a straight razor in his shoe, I could
see where the complaints might have some merit.
The Labyrinth of Oppressions.
There are a few common denominators to all these paradoxes that overwhelm the daily news. One, people are people,
unique individuals, not monolithic cut-outs of classes, races, or religions. Two, in comparative global terms, it is
hard for anyone to be oppressed in a free-wheeling, rich, and leisured 21st-century America. The efforts to appear so
can hinge on the embarrassing. Three, when movements, such as the identity politics core of progressivism, rely on
shared oppressions, and when the categories of the oppressed in many demographic groups outnumber the available oppressors,
we should expect a confused competition of grievances. Four, victimhood cannot serve as the basis of a viable political
cooks at NYU demonstrate the impossibility of culinary commemoration of Black History Month. Two people who
work to prepare food for students at New York University have lost their jobs for serving a meal featuring food and beverages
believed to be stereotypically associated with black cuisine. [...] The only safe course for anyone associated with preparing
food for a population that includes any blacks would seem to be to ignore Black History Month. Would that lead to
protests? That works for me, but it no doubt would be considered racist as well by those with a need to be offended.
So we are left with a full descent into rule by dining hall commissars who must approve every menu. You can count on
that to produce cuisine that will both taste bad and be boring.
Hill [is] a Poor Choice to Lead Commission on Sexual Harassment. The many recent allegations of sexual
harassment and assault in Hollywood have brought down powerful men — most notably Harvey Weinstein —
and prompted industry executives to seek ways to combat the rampant problem. One such effort to was to form the
Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, a panel spearheaded by Hollywood executives to
devise a strategy to confront "the broad culture of abuse and power disparity" in the industry. This is a laudable move
that could very well make Hollywood a safer and more welcoming place for women. But there's just one problem: the
woman tasked with leading the commission — Anita Hill — has a history of defending sexual assault.
Law Grad: Armed Teachers Would Shoot Black Students. A Harvard law grad argued Thursday [2/22/2018] that armed
teachers would shoot black students. Elie Mystal, who graduated and practiced law with a Harvard University law degree, made
the case for why armed teachers would shoot black students, reported The College Fix. He published the argument on Above the
Law, a law blog he edits. Mystal argued that arming teachers would be pricey, not dissuade potential shooters, and "directly
result in students of color being shot to death at school."
York University issues public apology for 'racially insensitive' meal served during Black History Month. New York University
has issued a public apology and fired their director of food service after students pointed out the watermelon-flavoured water and collard
greens the school was serving during Black History Month were racially insensitive. College of Arts and Science sophomore Nia Harris
noticed the offensive meal when she walked into Weinstein Passport Dining Hall — before alerting the deans of the school and NYU's President
Hamilton of the insensitive and "stereotypical" meal.
Thomas: "At some point, we're going to be fatigued with everybody being the victim". Originally omitted
from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, America's second African-American Supreme
Court Justice rarely speaks in public, but when he does, it's meaningful. Justice Clarence Thomas, appearing on a panel
at the Library of Congress, reminisced about his grandfather's great strength and personal integrity in never seeing himself
as a victim. Thomas lamented the current culture of victimhood and predicted that "At some point, we're going to be
fatigued with everybody being the victim."
'Chain Migration' Is 'Cruel' To Descendants Of Slaves. "Chain migration" refers to immigration policy that
allows the extended families of immigrants to join them in the United States. According to Menendez, who is fresh off
of a corruption trial, the term is "cruel" and "obscene." "I find it obscene, the phrase 'chain migration,'" Menendez
told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. "It is incredibly cruel to those whose ancestors were brought to this country in chains
in slavery." "It is a dehumanizing element of what is, in essence, family reunification, which has been the core of
American immigration principal for over a century," Menendez continued, "the belief that when we have families together, that
ultimately they strengthen not only themselves and help each other but they help build communities and help build our nation."
Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things. NBC News Black, because news has a race now, posted an interview with one of
the actors in the movie proclaiming the movie, set in a fictional African country, "will prove to the colonialists that if
they had not interfered with Africa, we'd be so far advanced." Not to be outdone in the stupid, none other than the New
York Times declared, "Part of the emotional and visual appeal of "Black Panther" lies in the fact that Wakanda has never been
colonized." For those of you who are unfamiliar with the movie or the comic books on which it is based, Wakanda is a
fictional African country, which would make not only colonization difficult, but a vacation fairly unlikely as well.
Oh, and the character was created by two Jewish men, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
Cullors: Nearly Six Years Ago Trayvon Martin Was Murdered 'In Cold Blood'. Patrisse Cullors is one of the
co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, a movement which began after unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and
killed by George Zimmerman nearly six years ago. Today, NBC News has published a piece by Cullors which repeats some
false claims about Martin's death, foremost among them that he was murdered in "cold blood."
Progressives Use Race as a Weapon Against Our Country. [T]o believe the Democratic Party platform one has to
believe that the historic Civil Rights movement, which led to the Civil Rights Acts was an abject failure and achieved
nothing. Such extreme condemnations originate, and are intended, as attacks on America itself — on the
American idea and its achievements. This is the meaning of the nationwide protests of the national anthem, and the
attempt by the California NAACP to delegitimize and replace it as "racist," and by the numerous attempts to destroy monuments
to Thomas Jefferson and other American Founders, as though their legacy was not one of freedom but oppression. The
curricula of American schools originally designed to educate the citizens of a democracy are increasingly devoted to the
doctrine that whites are racists, that America oppresses "people of color," and that "whiteness" is a socio-political
"construct" which must be abolished. As one Texas State college student, echoing Obama, wrote in his school paper,
"White DNA is an abomination." Nor is this a view confined to students and their teachers, but rather one with broad
currency among the nation's intellectual elites. According to the winner of the 2016 National Book Award, Ta-Nehisi
Coates, "white America's progress, or rather the progress of those Americans who believe they are white, was built on
looting and violence." In a 2017 book on Obama's presidency, Coates declared: "white supremacy [is] so foundational
to this country that it [will] not be defeated in my lifetime, my child's lifetime, or perhaps ever." Ta-Nehisi Coates is the
nation's most celebrated and awarded black author.
of slain Pizza Hut robber angry that victim used a gun against him. Self-defense is regarded as a right
deriving from natural law. But that offers no justification to the parents of Michael Grace, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, who
was shot to death while attempting to rob a Pizza Hut. [...] I may be an extremist, but it seems to me that if one decides to
commit a crime, the victims should have more rights than the perpetrator, especially the right to defend themselves from the
presumption of violence that accompanies a robbery, home invasion, or other property crime.
Another Black History Month. Blacks are only 12% of the U.S. population. Therefore, black millionaires and
billionaires like Oprah, Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Kaepernick, and countless others confirm my point; white America made
these blacks extremely wealthy. And yet, sadly, most millennial blacks believe the Left's lie that their opportunities for
success are limited. They believe white cops murder black men on sight. They believe white America is obsessed with
conceiving dirty tricks to keep blacks down. It is interesting that the American Left, which includes the NAACP and
Congressional Black Caucus, despises and seeks to destroy successful blacks who bear witness to the greatness of America.
I am talking about blacks like the world-renowned retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, businessman extraordinaire Herman
Cain, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Without lowered standards or special concessions due to their skin-color,
these blacks achieved success the old fashion way. They earned it.
Ruin Everything: Now Notre Dame's Nickname, 'The Fighting Irish', Is Being Regarded As 'Racist'. It's
impossible to be racist against white people, except when faking offence is politically expedient. How many times have
you heard people say it's impossible to be racist against white people? That 'reverse racism' as some call it isn't 'a
thing' because racism requires some kind of an oppressive power structure [...] So, aside from the ever-moving goalposts of
the perpetually offended, we've got no basis of explaining how this can suddenly qualify as racism. You'd think there
is suddenly a right not to be offended.
Warfare and Platitudes: Joe Kennedy's Democratic SOTU Response Rife With Overtures to Aggrieved. Rep. Joseph
"Joe" Kennedy III (D-MA) delivered the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday in Fall
River, Massachusetts. The speech, rife with appeals to equality and "who we are," sought to unite the economic struggle of
working class Americans to the identity politics battles of the Democratic Party, including Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and the
Sues Walmart to End Policy of Locking Up, 'Segregating' Beauty Products. A Perris mother is taking legal action
over what she claims is discrimination against African-Americans by Walmart over their policy of locking up certain
products. Essie Grundy told reporters at a news conference Friday she has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against
the retail giant after asking for assistance to buy a 49-cent comb, which was among several products secured in a glass
casing at the Perris store.
The Editor says...
If you don't like the way the store is run, your only recourse is to take your business elsewhere. Perhaps there are items
locked up in transparent cases because that merchandise is most likely to vanish from the store!
Is Not Why Blacks Underperform in School. Despite what [Jaylen] Brown and civil rights leaders say, not all
research supports this conclusion. One preeminent study by John Ogbu, "Black American Students in an Affluent
Suburb: A Study of Academic Disengagement," concluded that the education gap between whites and blacks has more to do
with community forces than economic status or racism. These community forces, which include the ways minorities
interpret and respond to school, as well as beliefs and behaviors within the minoirty community regarding education, work
against blacks succeeding in the educational system. Ogbu found that this is something that does not affect other
minorities in the same way or to the same degree as blacks, if at all. While all minorities express some level of
mistrust in white Americans, blacks are more concerned about how they're treated by the teachers than they are with
the teachers' ability to provide them with an education that will make them productive citizens. One is purely
subjective, the other is objective.
Why All the Anti-Monkey
Hate Speech? Regarding monkeys, it has always been our political stance that they are absolutely adorable,
especially when you dress them up in cute little costumes and try to make them look human. That's why we don't
understand why, in the current year of 2018, after all the wars we've fought both on the battlefield and in the streets,
everyone thinks it's a bad thing when you compare people to monkeys. This was most graphically and noxiously
illustrated last week when the international clothing retailer H&M was found guilty of first-degree racism by the
International Tribunal of Outraged Social Media Users after it featured an ad with a five-year-old black boy wearing a green
hoodie that bore the message THE COOLEST MONKEY IN THE JUNGLE. Would they have preferred if they called him the
least cool monkey in the jungle? Why is everyone hatin' on monkeys, anyway? This is not who we are. [...]
In South Africa, members of Julius "Kill the Boer" Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters Party rampaged through at least a
half-dozen H&M stores, smashing and trashing everything in their path in what we will presume was an attempt to prove that
African people don't act like monkeys.
to Get Kicked Off YouTube. Not to worry, all you lovers of racial venom. YouTube still has plenty of
material to satisfy even your most vitriolic yearnings. Want to use the world's largest video platform to watch a
Nobel Peace Prize-winner sing about killing white people? No, it's not Barack Obama, but Nelson Mandela, leading a
group of black people in a solemn vow to kill the whiteys. [...] Ditto for Oprah telling us old white people have to die
before white racism disappears. Or how about step-by-step instruction on how black people can rob Asian people in
their homes? [...] These and thousands of other videos make YouTube a favorite place to spread black hostility, hate, and
violence — you know, the same kind that is easy to find every day on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, and whatever else we are calling
the conglomeration of reporters and public officials hopelessly devoted to spreading the greatest lie of our generation:
the hoax of black victimization.
Parenthood kills 1,000 times as many blacks as cops do. According to Black Genocide, Planned Parenthood
situates 78 percent of its abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods. It's almost as if Planned Parenthood is
targeting black and brown babies. And perhaps it is. Margaret Sanger, the founder of PP, shockingly said,
"Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated." She created the Negro Project to sterilize unwitting black
women and others she considered undesirable. Her motto was grotesque as well as Hitler-esque: "More children from
the fit, less from the unfit."
claim farmers' markets cultivate racism: 'Habits of white people are normalized'. Two professors from San Diego
State University claim in a new book that farmers' markets in urban areas are weed-like "white spaces" responsible for
oppression. Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando J Bosco are part of an anthology released this month titled "Just
Green Enough." The work, published by Routledge, claims there is a correlation between the "whiteness of farmers' markets"
and gentrification. "Farmers' markets are often white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are
normalized," the SDSU professors write, the education watchdog Campus Reform reported Wednesday [12/27/2017].
Man, those trees are mean!
city promises to remove 50-foot-tall 'racist' trees planted in the 1960s that separate a historically black neighborhood from a golf
course. A row of 'racist' trees standing between an African-American neighborhood and a city golf course will be
removed, local officials in Palm Springs, California, told neighborhood residents. On Sunday [12/17/2017], Palm Springs Mayor
Robert Moon told residents of the historically black Crossley Tract neighborhood that the city would remove the line of tamarisk
trees and a chain link fence that runs between the neighborhood and the Tahquitz Creek Golf Course, reports the Desert Sun.
The decision to remove the trees and fence comes after neighborhood residents complained that the 50-foot tall tamarisk
trees — an invasive species that blocks views of both the golf course and the San Jacinto mountains —
have been lowering property values for decades.
Not My Problem. The world of The Problematics is a deeply unhappy place where people constantly have 99 problems,
all of them imaginary. Where whatever you do — no matter how pure your intentions — they're going to
find a problem with it. As many longtime leftists are finding out to their bewilderment, there's always going to be someone
standing behind them and shouting in their ear that you can never be too "not racist," "not sexist" and "not homophobic" enough
for them. And even more chillingly, there's someone standing behind those people, too, watching their every movie and jotting
down their ideological missteps on a little clipboard. It's a bottomless pit of purity-spiraling.
Professor Proclaims 'Jingle Bells' a 'Racist' Song. A professor at Boston University has proclaimed Christmas
carol favorite "Jingle Bells" to be a "racist song" and is urging people to shun the jaunty tune. Kyna Hamill, a
theater history professor at Boston University, recently told the Boston Globe that the venerable Christmas song has a
"secret" racist past that has been "systematically" hidden from Americans as they celebrate the Christmas season. "The
history of the song has remained hidden behind its local and season affection," Hamill told the paper. She continued
saying the song's "blackface and racist origins have been subtly and systematically removed from its history."
Gloats, Screams, And Laughs At Black Woman Who Lost Her Job In Trump Administration. An all-female CNN segment
on Wednesday [12/13/2017] laughed, gloated, and even screamed in mockery at the news that a female African-American member of
the Trump administration lost her job. CNN political commentator Angela Rye gloated and screamed at the news that
Omarosa Manigault-Newman, director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, was let go from her
position. CNN host Brooke Baldwin, CNN political analyst April Ryan, and regular CNN guest Symone Sanders all joined in
what was a public display of complete classlessness as the group all laughed.
The Editor says...
One cannot enjoy the position of an un-fireable sacred cow in a do-nothing job and expect to play the victim card upon termination.
Gibson's Bakery lawsuit against Oberlin College can continue in full. The short version is that three Oberlin
students were arrested for shoplifting at Gibson's bakery. Oberlin students claimed racial profiling, and mounted
protests and a boycott supported by college student groups, administrators and faculty. The boycott continued even
after police released data showing there was no racial profiling in shoplifting arrests at the bakery, and the three students
College lashes out at Gibson's Bakery, portrays itself as victim. For over a year we have been covering an
incident at Gibson's Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, close to Oberlin College. The incident involved charges of racial
profiling against the Bakery after three black Oberlin students were arrested for shoplifting. When one of the
employees, Allyn Gibson, attempted to stop them, a scuffle broke out. The reaction from Oberlin student activists was
to make claims of racial profiling, as we documented in our first post on the incident in November 2016[.]
Protests, And Cries Of Racism At Oberlin After Black Students Arrested For Stealing, Assaulting White Shopkeeper. A small business
in Oberlin, Ohio, popular with denizens of Oberlin College is facing accusations of racism and protests after three black students were arrested
November 2016 for assaulting a white shopkeeper and stealing bottles of wine. After being labeled as a "racist establishment," by a senior
dean at the college, the family owned business, Gibson's Bakery, says it has no choice but to sue the college and Meredith Raimondo, vice president
and dean of students, for slander, the Associated Press reported.
dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town. The dispute, which began in November 2016 with the arrest of
three black Oberlin students who tried stealing wine from Gibson's, is now a lawsuit in which the exasperated bakery owners accuse
the college and a top dean of slandering Gibson's as a "racist establishment" and taking steps to destroy the family's livelihood.
Committee Passes Bill Forcing Store Owners to Remove Bullet-Proof Glass Because it's Offensive. What's more
important, protecting the dignity of customers who shop in local liquor stores, or the innocent employees and store owners
who come in every day, knowing that the only thing that ensures they will go home alive, is the bullet-proof glass between
them and the criminal element who enters their store? Well, according to one Philadelphia councilwoman, it's the
dignity of the customers. Philadelphia's Public Health and Human Services Committee passed a bill Monday [12/4/2017]
to ban shop owners from protecting themselves with bulletproof plexiglass.
The Left Hates Thanksgiving. Why is it so hard for the left to be thankful? The answer is as easy as
pumpkin pie. The left is a movement built on resentment. And resentment and gratitude are opposing emotions.
That is why the left really hates Thanksgiving. The revisionist autopsies of American history and the guides to
sensitively calling your uncle a racist are about substituting resentment for thankfulness. Whether it's a family
getting together once a year, the Pilgrims and the Indian tribesmen breaking bread or the White House press corps being
asked to talk about the good things in their lives, a moment of thankfulness has to be ruined with resentment.
Resentment is the force that gives the left meaning.
Illegal Aliens Stage Thanksgiving Holiday Hunger Strike. Illegal aliens shielded from deportation under the President Obama-created
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are staging a hunger strike in the days leading up to Thanksgiving Day. The group of
illegal aliens from New Jersey have promised to not eat until Thanksgiving, according to WNYC, while they lobby Republican members of Congress to
pass an amnesty for the nearly 800,000 DACA recipients in the U.S.
Obama Brought Back Muslim Slavery of Black People. Slavery was always one of Barack Obama's favorite
subjects. It was a favorite subject because it provided him with countless opportunities for tearing down
America. When called upon to disavow the racist, anti-Semitic and anti-American rants of his mentor, he instead
denounced the Constitution as "stained by this nation's original sin of slavery." At the funeral of the Dallas police
officers murdered by a member of the racist hate group he supported, he once again invoked this original sin even while he
was justifying Black Lives Matter's bigotry and violence. At Hillary's DNC convention, Michelle Obama claimed that the
White House had been "built by slaves". The unifying theme was that America's racist past made its origins, including
their constitutional restraints on his power, illegitimate. A Constitution tainted by slavery should not be able to
inhibit the actions of the nation's first black president. His wife had a special moral authority over the White House
because it had been built by slaves. Slavery gave the Obamas a unique moral claim on power. But Barack Obama and
his ancestors had never been slaves. They might have been slave owners and sellers. And America's first black
president unquestionably helped bring Muslim slavery back to Libya.
police reportedly scrap gang database over fear of labels. Authorities in Portland, Ore., are reportedly scrapping their database
of suspected gang members out of fear that these labels will most negatively affect minorities. Portland police, next month, will end its
two-decade-old practice of designating people as gang members or associates following the pressure from the community, The Oregonian reported.
Activists have been trying to abolish the database and gang designations for years, claiming they disproportionately affect minority communities.
the Star Spangled Banner Racist? The objective genius writers and editors at Salon.com — supported
by a lecturer in the Department of African American studies at the University of Maryland who really should know
better — are busy parroting the latest far-left Only Black Lives Matter non-historians who have recently
discovered pro-slavery references in what is now being claimed to be a racist National Anthem. And they'd be right,
too, except that's not what Francis Scott Key was writing about. Not at all. Salon might be forgiven for not
knowing this, but Professor Jason Nichols really should (and possibly does) know better.
PhD: Small desks cause 'hostile' environment
for fat students. Heather Brown interviewed 13 fat women in college, finding that "classroom design and
furniture," especially "too-small desks," not only make fat women feel "unwanted," but also perpetuate "thin privilege and
fat hatred." Brown argues that colleges "must make attempts to alleviate the damage a hostile physical environment
causes to fat women learners," suggesting renovating classrooms with "differently sized chairs and tables."
must let go of the grudges from slavery. The greatest threat to a healthy black culture and consciousness today
is an inability to see beyond slaveholding. When we carry resentments in our hearts over generations, these resentments
hurt us. Dwelling on slaveholding creates a desire to get back at others, to lash out. One feels entitled to
destroy institutions due to the original sin of slavery.
6 Big Ways Liberals Are Destroying America's Culture. [#3] Victimhood: Only in America do people get so
excited about the idea of being a victim that they will even fake hate crimes against themselves to get that status.
[...] Only in America do we have to come up with things like white privilege and institutional racism because there's
not enough real racism happening to allow liberal minorities to feel like victims. There was a time in America when
people wanted to feel strong, capable and able to handle their own problems instead of being victims. There still are
people like that today and they're called conservatives.
Corn Pops are racist, what about Cocoa Puffs or Count Chocula? Kellogg's has apologized after a member of the
Social Justice Breakfast Brigade complained about racially insensitive artwork on a package of Corn Pops. The artwork
included cartoon characters shaped like corn kernels frolicking about in a shopping mall. All but one of the kernels
was yellow. The lone brown kernel was working as a janitor. [...] The notion that a major American company was forced
to apologize after somebody got their flakes frosted by a cartoon corn kernel demonstrates just how perpetually offended and
overly sensitive we've become.
Appropriate This, Social Justice Jerks. The latest fake outrage has to do with Moana, the charming Hawaiian
Disney princess. Some little girls whose ancestors did not come from that island paradise would like to dress up as
this spunky heroine, and this is officially the worst thing ever, according to the blindingly white girls who run Cosmopolitan.
[...] These ultra-white girls from Manhattan have taken it upon themselves to speak up for the Hawaiian people and demand we
not allow our children to commit the hate crime of pretending to be something they aren't, which is sort of the point of
Halloween but whatevs.
Prof: Algebra, geometry perpetuate white privilege.
Gutierrez worries that algebra and geometry perpetuate privilege because "emphasizing terms like Pythagorean theorem and pi"
give the impression that math "was largely developed by Greeks and other Europeans." She also worries that evaluations of
math skills can perpetuate discrimination against minorities, especially if they do worse than their white counterparts.
Claims Math, Algebra And Geometry Promote 'White Privilege'. A University of Illinois math professor believes
that algebra and geometry perpetuate "white privilege" because Greek terms give Caucasians unearned credit for the
subject. But that isn't the professor's only complaint. She also believes that evaluations for math proficiency
perpetuates discrimination against minority students, if they do worse than their white counterparts. Rochelle
Gutierrez argues in a newly published math education book for teachers that they must be aware of the identity politics
surrounding the subject of mathematics.
Left's Sirens Are Already Hinting Our Culture Wars Will End In Another Civil War. Is there anything left in American public life that
isn't an occasion for political rancor and division? NFL games are now nothing more than crude pieces of political theater. On Sunday
[10/8/2017] even Vice President Mike Pence got in on the act, showing up to a Colts-49ers game then leaving after a few players knelt during
the national anthem. Next day was Columbus Day, which the cities of Los Angeles and Austin decided this year to replace with "Indigenous
Peoples' Day," because Christopher Columbus is apparently the new Robert E. Lee. And it's only Tuesday. It should be obvious by
now that our culture wars will henceforth be constant and unending; the next battle could be triggered by almost anything.
Minnesota is Ground Zero
in the Left's efforts to brainwash young people. [Scroll down] Teachers in Edina take the ideas of Freire,
Lenin, and Ayers seriously. At Edina's Highlands Elementary, teachers indoctrinate five-year-olds in order to radicalize
them and encourage them to become activists obsessed with race. The school district's "unrelenting focus on skin color is
the leading edge of a larger ideological campaign to shape students' attitudes and beliefs on a range of controversial
issues — most importantly, the familiar litany of 'race, class, gender,'" [Katherine] Kersten writes. While this
is happening "ordinary students are too often falling through the cracks and gifted education is languishing." Edina
embraces something called the All for All plan. Its "fundamental premise is that white racism — not socio-economic
factors like family breakdown — is the primary cause of the achievement gap."
It Starts With the Democratic Party. While [President] Trump and his fiery brand of populism grab all the headlines,
the most powerful ideology in America remains identity politics. It permeates our culture and fuels our national obsession
with diversity, understood as the proportional representation in all realms of life of the various "communities" that have gained
recognition: African-Americans, women, Hispanics, LGBTQs, Asians, and, if the Census Bureau has its way, MENAs — Middle
Easterners and North Africans. Conspicuously absent from the list, of course, are whites, Christians, and men — three
of the most numerous groups in America. Via the doctrines of affirmative action and disparate impact, identity politics
has reshaped our laws and our legal system. It has weakened our commitment to meritocracy and equal treatment under the
law as a result of its single-minded focus on equalizing group outcomes. It has replaced post-modernism and watered-down
Marxism as the unofficial creed of our institutions of higher learning. And it has taught all Americans that prejudice in
all its forms — including merely in speech — is the one unforgivable sin. The fundamental division in America, according
to the identitarians, is between the oppressed and their oppressors.
host compares Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to a slave owner. On the same day that Jemele Hill was suspended
from ESPN for tweeting about politics, another network personality, Michael Wilbon, compared Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
to a slave owner. Mr. Wilbon, co-host of "Pardon the Interruption," took issue with Mr. Jones' stance that
players who do not stand for the national anthem before football games will not play. "And the word that comes to my
mind — and I don't care who doesn't like me using it — is plantation," Mr. Wilbon said on Monday's
Students Protest Exam, Demand 'Take Home Essay' Because White Privilege And Stuff. A video has surfaced on
YouTube showing students at the University of California, Berkeley protesting an exam, and demanding a "take-home essay with
significant time to prepare." The reason? "Our well-beings are being put on the line because of our emotional, mental,
and physical stress that [Berkeley] is compounding with what is already going on in our every day lives," according to one of
the students in the video.
'Noose' found in Michigan State dorm was a shoelace. An item found on a stairwell door handle in a Michigan
State University residence hall and initially believed to be a noose was, in fact, a shoelace, MSU police say. MSU
President Lou Anna Simon released a statement Wednesday morning [10/4/2017] condemning what appeared to be an instance of
racial intimidation and saying, in part, that "No Spartan should ever feel targeted based on their race, or other ways in
which they identify." By Wednesday afternoon, after further investigation, the university offered a different account
of what had happened.
Rico Enters the 'Great American Victim Derby'. Seems like everyone's a victim in the USA these days, from
college "snowflakes" who can't abide someone with views unlike theirs within miles of their campuses to allegedly assaulted
women wearing sexually explicit hats to multi-millionaire football players who are sure there's something wrong but can't
always remember what it is (other than Donald Trump). The latest of the many entries in this "Great American Victim Derby"
is Puerto Rico — or at least a significant part of the island's leadership. Who will win this derby?
It's anybody's guess, but the thing about playing the victim game is that even — perhaps especially —
when you do win, you're even more likely to continue to be a victim and play some more. Victimhood is
League Black Students Group: There Are Too Many African And Caribbean Students Here. Identity politics is
a nasty thing. Everyone who isn't a progressive knows this. At Cornell University, that slice of politics is
rearing its ugly head, with the school's black students group demanding that more African American students be enrolled.
They're concerned that there are too many Caribbean and African students. To start, their letter to the administration
prefaces with the usual 'there's white supremacy everywhere' angle.
Are No Oppressed People in America. Never before have so many claimed to be so oppressed and mistreated over so
little as Americans in 2017. We have men who have gotten extraordinarily wealthy and famous playing a game who protest
the flag of the nation that put them not just in America's wealthiest 1%, not just in the global 1%, but in the historical 1%
of everyone who has ever lived. We have pampered college students at expensive private schools having hissy fits
because someone they disagree with is allowed to speak at an event on campus they're not even required to attend. We're
told Hispanic Americans are oppressed because foreign Latinos who came to this country illegally when they knew the penalty
was deportation are not universally being allowed to get away with their crime. We have feminists who think they're
oppressed because some guy "mansplained" something to them by finally giving his opinion after listening to them blather on
for 10 minutes.
Blacks, Crime, and the
Bended Knee. Whites comprise about 75 percent of America's population and they have had just about enough of the offensive
accusations, protests, and moral outrage directed at them. Yes, blacks were brought here centuries ago as slaves, but America did not
originate slavery nor do we still practice slavery, as do parts of Africa and Muslim nations today. In fact, America fought a civil war
to end slavery. It's been over 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation, thus, the fate of today's blacks rests not upon
yesterday's slaveholders, but upon today's failed black leadership who have intentionally kept America's blacks on an imaginary plantation
through the indoctrination of victimhood.
John Lewis Wants To 'Take A Bullwhip' To People So They Care About Civil Rights. Democratic Rep. John Lewis said
Thursday [9/21/w2017] he sometimes feels like "taking a bullwhip" to people in order to make them care about civil rights. [...] Lewis
added that young people must become "fighters" and "warriors" for the cause of civil rights. Activists "just need to be
radical" and "extreme" in order to fight racism in the United States, Lewis opined.
as psychodrama therapy for the rich, black, and guilty. The otiose craze for wealthy black people and their
"supporters" to disrespect the American flag by kneeling in public — momentarily play-acting tragedy and grief in
front of a TV camera — is psychodrama psychotherapy for the guilt they richly deserve to feel. The
histrionic fad started by Colin Kaepernick that has infected athletes, entertainers, and politicians like Representative
Sheila Jackson Lee is expiation for the unconscious guilt these privileged people have earned for their heartless betrayal of
black Americans. Kaepernick's phony first plotline, that the worst problem for black people is the police, engenders
defensive anxiety in its sheer stinking falsehood. The big, deadly lie that white racism is to blame for all the
problems of black Americans and that black people remain helpless victims in 2017 is so patently false. As with all
delusional systems, its maintenance causes rage and anxiety when challenged.
Problems With The NFL's National Anthem Protest. [Problem #1] Vague and Unclear Protest Goals: One of the
keys to a good protest is to have a clear goal. If the discussions on Sunday [9/24/2017] were any indication, nobody is entirely
clear what is being protested when athletes kneel during the national anthem. CNN said yesterday's display was about opposition
to Trump: [...] The opening paragraph in the Los Angeles Times story on the protests said they were about "the relentless
vortex of controversy that surrounds President Trump, as players from London to New England to Carson knelt or linked arms Sunday
while others stayed in the locker room during the national anthem." Later the story said the protests during the national
anthem were meant to "draw attention to racism and social injustice." The national anthem protests began last year, before
Donald Trump was elected the first time, when then-professional quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee for a variety of reasons.
promises for presidential center may not be enough this time for African-Americans. Now that [Barack H.] Obama
is about to build his presidential center in Woodlawn's Jackson Park, some residents are wary of his ability to transform
neighborhoods without doing harm to longtime residents who could end up displaced by gentrification. A nasty fight over
a community benefits agreement with the Obama Foundation has exposed an unexpected rift between the former president and some
of the South Side residents who helped lift him to prominence. Not everyone on the South Side, it seems, thinks Obama
did enough for black folks during his eight years as president. And as he prepares to build a presidential center that
will pay tribute to his legacy, some South Siders are calling him out for what they consider broken promises.
Race Realism. Three generations ago our rulers decided
that the reason blacks were so far behind whites was culture. They set about changing the laws, creating programs to address past sins,
modifying institutions to accommodate blacks and lecturing whites about the sinfulness of racism. The last black to be the victim of
Jim Crow, for example, is 75 years old this year. We are reaching the point where no living person was the victim of legal
segregation. The majority of blacks now have never experienced real racism. [...] [N]o black under the age of 50 has had their race
used as an impediment to their success. In fact, being black is now an enormous asset for a black person with anything on the
ball. The demand for competent blacks far exceeds the supply and prices have responded accordingly. Despite all this, the
achievement gap between blacks and whites remains unchanged in measurable areas like education and household wealth.
apology, who's got an apology? ESPN, the sports network, is part of Disney entertainment enterprises, and last
week one of its "anchors," a $1.98 cent [sic] word for "announcer," or "reader," had to be disciplined by the network for telling
her semi-vast following that "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/other white supremacists."
She said it in a tweet, naturally, the preferred communication of those unable to speak words of more than one syllable. She
offended a lot of people, or at least some people. How could she not? Taking offense is the great American pastime.
Ms. Hill is, of course, entitled to her opinion, however ill-informed by liberal group-think, but she should have known that
even as a commentator, entitled to pop off about whatever pops into her mind, she should beware of making a fool of herself.
freaks out over Hobby Lobby's raw cotton display. A Texas woman has been getting ridiculed online for being
"too sensitive" after she blasted the arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby for selling faux raw cotton stalks — which
she found offensive. "This decor is WRONG on SO many levels," Daniell Rider posted on Facebook this past Thursday
[9/14/2017], along with a photo of the phony textile plants. "There is nothing decorative about raw cotton... A
commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves," she said.
The Editor says...
Wow — I had no idea that cotton was still being harvested by slaves! I guess Daniell Rider will have to toss out all
of her clothes and linens that contain cotton.
Anti-Presidential Campaign. Hillary Clinton spent a third of her miserable adult life trying to get into the
White House. Now the nation's failed Harridan-in-Chief is determined to spend her remaining years blaming everyone,
from Matt Lauer to the Electoral College, for having to live out the rest of her life in flat broke poverty in the eleven
rooms of her Georgian Colonial mansion (and the neighboring mansion in their cul-de-sac too). Current 'blamees'
include the FBI, millions of white people, sexism, the Russians, Russian sexism, Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein, Joe
Biden, Matt Lauer and the Electoral College. [...] Hillary was America's First Crybully: the malicious professional
victim, the abuser who claims to be the abused, the black nationalist thug throwing cinderblocks at police while shrieking,
"Hands up, don't shoot" and the leftist campus protesters screaming how afraid they are while they terrorize speakers.
What Happened is Hillary's crybullying text. It's an attack posing as victimhood.
racism, and the media's obsession. If it weren't for their sick obsession with race, the national media would
have next to nothing to talk about. The October issue of The Atlantic magazine features a long essay by Ta-Nehisi
Coates on President Trump being "The First White President," a lament about the shame Americans should feel in electing a
white man after a black one. It's been heralded by Coates' media peers as a "blockbuster" and something to "admire,"
since it goes on and on about racism and nothing else. Legitimate reasons voters had for choosing Trump are legion (the
suffocating politically-correct culture, immigration, Hillary Clinton's laugh) but Coates chalked up the entire 2016
outcome to white racists and Trump's whole agenda to bigotry.
"Sambogate". Move over,
Muhammad; you're no longer the only sacred icon that can't be drawn as a cartoon. Black people are now on the small and
exclusive list of things that will spark an instantaneous jihad if sketched by an artist. And the ground zero for black
cartoon proscription? Chicago, a city in which blacks are so sacred, they compete with one another on a daily basis
The Editor says...
The article above is about the PC over-reaction
to this cartoon.
Banana Peel Causes Racial Hysteria at Ole Miss. There is a raging controversy within the University of
Mississippi's Greek Life community regarding race relations and bananas. A Greek Life leader accidentally sparked mass
hysteria after he placed a banana peel on a tree in the woods — because he could not find a trash can. The
Daily Mississippian reports that three black students found the banana peel — and were apparently triggered by
what they saw.
Greek Life retreat cancelled after banana peel
found in tree. A Greek Life retreat at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) was promptly cancelled this
weekend after a banana peel was found hanging in a tree. A student said he threw the peel because he could not find a
garbage can, but the incident made some students uneasy, so the school "felt it was imperative to provide space immediately
to students affected by this incident."
Today redefines 'racist' so it applies to pretty much everyone. Racism is a serious thing. Racism is a
horrible thing. Racism deserves to be treated as a serious, horrible thing. Those who are truly racist need to be
called out as such, held accountable for their awful attitudes and never allowed to turn their attitudes into action that can
hurt anyone. But we're in danger of losing our seriousness on the subject of racism, and it's precisely because the
media and the left are more interested in using the issue as a wedge, even to the point where they're goading supposed
Republicans into signing on with this foolishness. If everyone is a racist, then racism is meaningless.
and intellectually intolerable. You only need to read a few recent news stories to get the gist of it, but what
drove me over the edge was a story from last week that three Portland, Oregon, elementary schools were having their names
changed because they "offended" some students and families. The schools were named after Patrick Lynch, a man who
generously had donated land to the local school district in the late 1800s and whose name had thus been memorialized in Lynch
Wood Elementary School, Lynch Meadows Elementary School and Lynch View Elementary School. So what was the problem?
Patrick Lynch's patronym happens to also be the word used for public executions by a mob, especially when done out of racial animus.
woman granted $85G after suing California police for removing her hijab. A Muslim woman was awarded $85,000 by the city of Long
Beach Tuesday [8/8/2017] after she sued the city's police for removing her hijab against her will during an arrest in May 2015. Kirsty
Powell, an African-American Muslim, filed the lawsuit in 2016, causing the Long Beach Police Department to change its policy regarding inmates
wearing head scarves due to their religion, according to The Los Angeles Times. Police originally banned inmates from wearing head scarves.
Source: Kaepernick Turned Down At Least 1 Contract To Play Up The Race Card. Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent,
and an NFL inside source told The Daily Caller Monday that the former 49ers quarterback has no one but himself to blame.
your 'cognitive privilege,' all you smart people! Progressives, crazed with identifying new forms of
oppression attached to the currently fashionable catchword "privilege," have finally embraced the stupid as a victim
class. Hey, let's celebrate stupidity! Just ponder for a moment all the potential grand marshals for the
inevitable Stupidity Day Parade in New York City once the stupid are organized into a grievance-powered pressure group.
was a historic first lady, but Michelle Obama says some never saw past 'my skin color'. The moderator lauded Michelle
Obama for her achievements over the past eight years and touched on the former first lady's plans, but Tuesday's conversation also
veered into uncomfortable territory. It was Obama's largest public appearance since the 2016 election — speaking in
front of more than 8,000 people at the Women's Foundation of Colorado's 30th anniversary celebration — and she touched on
personal attacks that she faced again and again. Many had the same theme. "The shards that cut me the deepest were the
ones that intended to cut," Obama said, according to the Denver Post. "Knowing that after eight years of working really hard
for this country, there are still people who won't see me for what I am because of my skin color."
The Editor says...
The Obamas got into the White House because of the perceived novelty of their skin color and the vigorous support of the news media for that reason
alone. Michelle Obama has no extraordinary qualifications for public office, as far as I can tell, and her husband has even less. There
are few things more insufferable than listening to one of the wealthiest people in the world grousing about how tough her life is, and about what a
victim she will always be. Michelle Obama never has to go to work, lock her doors, or drive a car ever again, yet she apparently never misses
an opportunity to tell the press what a victim she is.
Councilman: Cleaning Poop Off Sidewalks Is Racist. A Seattle, Wash., councilman implied that a new effort
to clean excrement off the side walk outside the local courthouse could be racist Tuesday. The crime and smell of urine
and excrement have gotten so bad outside a King County courthouse that two judges are scrambling to find ways to fix the
situation, reports the Seattle Times. King County councilmember Larry Gossett isn't a fan of one solution to power wash
the feces from the sidewalks to tamp down on the smell. Power washing the sidewalks is too reminiscent of civil rights
activists being hosed down, he said.
Host Joy Reid: Republican Party Is Built on 'Victimhood,' 'Resentment'. MSNBC's Joy Reid said on Thursday [7/13/2017]
that President Donald Trump can make Republicans "literally accept anything." Appearing as a guest on "All In With Chris Hayes,"
Reid explained that Trump saw trends in the GOP and took advantage of it. "This is a Republican Party that's been built on resentment
and a sense of victimhood, a sense of persecution — almost a persecution complex — for more than 40 years, almost
50 years, going back to the dawn of the Civil Rights movement when they felt persecuted by the world," Reid said.
Stray Piece of Plastic Wrap Investigated as
Hate Crime. Libs are getting desperate in their search for racism against someone other than whites: [...] Now even stray pieces of rubbish count
as racist if they have knots in them, on the grounds that nooses have knots, and as we all know, only black people were ever hanged.
MSNBC Contributor: Hillary
Lost Because Obama Is Black. MSNBC contributor Wendy Sherman believes that Hillary Clinton may have lost the election because it was too hard for
America to elect the first female president directly after the first black president. Sherman was on a panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival discussing modern
political technology when she segued into the bizarre comment.
National Security Adviser Susan Rice Says She's a Victim of Racism and Sexism. Former national security adviser
and UN ambassador Susan Rice refuses to go quietly into retirement, even though she remains one of the most controversial
figures of the Obama Administration. Now, thanks to a glowing profile in New York Magazine, we know that despite Susan
Rice's very public shortcomings (whatever happened to that dastardly filmmaker who spurred violence across the Middle East,
anyway?), she believes any criticism of her tenure is at least partly the result of racism and sexism.
mom sues principal, teacher after son "forced" to recite Pledge of Allegiance. An Indiana mom filed a lawsuit on Friday [6/9/2017]
against an elementary school teacher and principal for allegedly forcing her son to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Jamie Porter said her
son's first grade teacher removed the boy from class when he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance back in March, according to Fox 59.
The lawsuit, filed by the ACLU on behalf of the family, alleged that the boy refused to recite it because he was "protesting" the government.
"He was doing it to protest the government of the United States, as it was racist, greedy and does not care about people," the lawsuit stated.
The Editor says...
Elementary school kids should stand and sit when they are told without regard to their parents' political views, or their own. Moreover,
those who do not vote should not protest against the government. What does a first-grader know about government greed anyway?
U.S. Exiting Paris Climate Accord Is 'An Assault on Communities of Color'. Pulling out of the Paris Climate
Accord is racist, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) declared in response to President Donald Trump's decision to
withdraw from the climate deal President Barack Obama unilaterally committed the U.S. to without the Senate's approval.
"Pulling out of the Paris Agreement would be a massive step back for racial justice, and an assault on communities of color
across the U.S.," ACLU warned in a Twitter post Thursday [6/1/2017]. "Climate change doesn't affect us all equally,"
it states, claiming "Black and brown people are more likely to live near coal plants."
Physics is Oppressive to Marginalized People. A feminist scholar has published a paper claiming that Newtonian
physics is oppressive and that we must use "quantum feminisms" to make the science more intersectional. In a paper for
The Minnesota Review, culture and gender-studies researcher Whitney Stark argues that Newton's understanding of
physics is oppressive because it has "separated beings" based on their "binary and absolute differences" — a
structure that she calls "hierarchical and exploitative" — and the same kind of system is "embedded in many
structures of classification," making it "part of the apparatus that enables oppression."
Burrito Shop Forced to Close After Getting Hounded for 'Stealing From Mexico'. Kali Wilgus and Liz "LC"
Connelly, owners of Portland pop-up shop Kooks Burritos, just wanted to make and sell some really great burritos. So
when they were on a trip to Puerto Nuevo, Mexico, they "picked the brains" of the local tortilla ladies and brought those
recipes back to the States. [...] Whelp, apparently this interview sparked an Internet [furor], which ended in Kooks
Burritos shutting down and the two white women who owned it scrubbing social media of the business' existence.
Truth Behind The Net Neutrality Movement. The most immediate issue with net neutrality is the fact that many of the groups supporting it
are purportedly concerned with social issues which are totally unrelated. One such organization is the protest movement Color of Change.
Color of Change's website states that their mission is "design campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold black people back."
However, the group has increasingly begun to focus on advocating for net neutrality, a cause which does not appear to be related to their mission
statement in any obvious manner. Color of Change claims that changes the FCC plans to make to net neutrality rules will "devastate black
communities" without bothering to explain exactly how this might happen.
Prosecutor Says DOJ's New Focus On Drug Crimes Will Target People Wearing 'Heavy Gold And Chains'. A federal prosecutor said
Thursday [5/25/2017] that the Department of Justice's efforts under Jeff Sessions to aggressively prosecute drug crimes will target people
wearing "heavy gold and chains." The attorney general gave a speech in Memphis where he touted his recent charging memo that rolls
back former Attorney General Eric Holder's policy to not charge many drug offenders with mandatory minimums.
Leftists Circulate List of Restaurants Engaging in 'Cultural Appropriation'. Talk to anyone who has tried to
run a business and ask them how hard it is. I can speak from experience when I tell you that it isn't easy. Long
hours, sleepless nights, and concerns you never even thought about as an employee are the norm. Add in the fact that
you get paid last, which can mean some very lean times, and the challenges of owning a business become rather obvious.
Now, you may also have to consider the idea that Social Justice Warriors think you have the wrong DNA for your line of work,
because they're horrible.
1 + 1 = You're a Racist.
Piper Harron is an unhappy-looking black woman whose mood would be greatly improved if white male math professors would just
'fess up to their unearned privilege and quit their jobs. She is currently a "temporary assistant professor" in
mathematics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and I think we can all agree that this is the first time any of us has ever
heard of that school. Piper holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University, which sounds impressive until you
take into account the mathematical fact that a study from Princeton reveals that blacks are given a handicap of 230 SAT
points compared to whites when it comes to admissions standards. On her resume, she makes the startling and
mathematically improbable claim that during her eleven years of collegiate studies, she not only "survived external and
internalized misogyny," she also suffered the horrors of "external and internalized racism." What are the odds?
Math Class: 'Math Has Been Used as a Dehumanizing Tool'. A new online course instructs math teachers how to
incorporate social-justice ideology into their lessons by discussing how mathematics has historically been used to oppress
people. The class — titled "Teaching Social Justice Through Secondary Mathematics" — was
developed by Teach for America and is being offered through edX, according to an article in Campus Reform. "Do you
ask students to think deeply about global and local social justice issues within your mathematics classroom?" the course
overview asks. "This education and teacher training course will help you blend secondary math instruction with topics
such as inequity, poverty, and privilege to transform students into global thinkers and mathematicians."
Instructed to Use Math to Indoctrinate Kids in Social Justice. There are some subjects one thinks would be
immune from the input of social justice warriors. While social studies are ripe for their meddling — as are
literature and even science these days — a subject like math should be resistant to their tampering. Well,
one would think that. Unfortunately, a report at Campus Reform shows that such an assumption would be wrong.
Carolina high school confiscates every yearbook, claiming white female student's 'build that wall' quote is 'inappropriate'.
A North Carolina high school has confiscated all its senior yearbooks and is reprinting them because it believes a white female student's
'build that wall' quote was inappropriate. Richmond Early College High School is a predominantly white public school in Hamlet, North
Carolina, with 214 students. Its staff recalled its senior yearbooks this week after a screenshot of one female student's photograph
and quote appeared on social media, sparking accusations from critics that the state is 'racist'.
Describes White House Life as 'A Very Nice Prison'. Former President Barack Obama bluntly likened living in the
White House to incarceration during an environmental summit in Milan, Italy on Tuesday [5/9/2017]. Former White House chef
Sam Kass had wondered, "Everyone wants to know about what you miss about the White House. I'm curious to know about
what you don't miss." "The hardest thing about being the President of the United States is it is unique in its
isolation," Obama said. "You live in what's called 'the bubble.' And it is a very nice prison."
SportsCenter 6 Co-Host Michael Smith: Every City in America Is Racist. ESPN's determination to dig its
own grave continues to move at high speed. On Tuesday [5/2/2017], SC6 (short for SportsCenter&Nbsp;6)
co-host Michael Smith intensely overreacted to the racist actions of a small contingent fans at a Major League Baseball game
at Boston's Fenway Park, using what they did to tag every city in America as "racist."
Michael Smith: All Cities in US are Racist. After racist Boston chowder-heads threw a bag of peanuts with
a racial slut at Orioles' player Andrew Jones, ESPN and black racist Michael Smith says all cities in America are racist or
something. I guess that means San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and New York are also racist cities eh
Michael? And ESPN wonders why they continue to lose viewers. They axed 100 dirtbags a few days ago. Why
wasn't Michael Smith the racist one of them?
Universities and Soft Despotism. [Scroll down] Identity politics programs also find such offices to be useful allies for reinforcing their
ideological agendas. Identity politics is predicated on victimhood, and victimhood generates demands for compensatory programs and services.
Minority students and women presumably are being psychologically wounded by racism and sexism, and thus should have services that apply therapeutic
balm to their psychic wounds. Given the rarity these days of legal or violent expressions of sexism or racism, victims must look to psychological
effects like "low self-esteem" or subjective perceptions of "microagressions" as evidence of "unconscious racism" and other occult biases.
The therapeutic services offered by the university validate this victim narrative, as do sexual harassment policies, "hate speech" codes, and other
policies all backed up by badly written federal and state laws.
Union Wants to Ban Clapping and Cheering Because it Excludes Deaf People. Britain's largest national student
union has told attendees of its annual conference they would face "consequences" for cheering and clapping because these
forms of expression exclude deaf people. The National Union of Students (NUS), which includes most university student
unions, held a two-day conference on Tuesday [4/25/2017]. During the conference, audience members were repeatedly warned
that they must stop whooping and expressing support for a speaker because it has "serious impact" on the accessibility of the
conference, The Daily Telegraph reported.
White, female student 'glares' at peers, gets
reported as bias incident. Gone are the days when saying something that hurts another's feelings is a bias
incident. Now just looking at someone funny can get you reported to the campus Thought Police. It happened at the
University of Wisconsin Madison, where an unnamed "white, female student" was reported to the university's bias incident
reporting system. Her crime? Glaring at two female peers.
The Truth For Young
Americans: You Are Not A Victim. Oh no, someone called you a name! You think you're disadvantaged
because of an "ism." It's not fair that you got into a nasty conflict with someone else and came out on the short end of
the stick. You're a victim! You need someone to pity you so people will show up and fix your problems! This
is going to be hard for some of you to hear, but that's loser talk. [...] Why? It's a mentality. If you wait for
someone else to solve your problems, you're usually in for a long wait. Even if you do get help, you probably won't
like the help you get.
to Live in a Tiny House Deemed 'Poverty Appropriation'. According to an article in the "intersectional" blog
The Establishment, people who don't have to live in tiny houses living in tiny houses is a "troubling" example of "poverty
appropriation." In an article titled "The Troubling Trendiness of Poverty Appropriation," July Westhale explains that she
grew up in poverty in a small immigrant town in California, where she lived in a small house because she had to —
and that she's finding herself getting a little offended by people who are living in small houses because they want to.
The Greatest Threat to America Isn't
Islam — It's the Left. The left has found the great weakness of conservatives: their conscience and decency. When
someone accuses them of being racist or some other form of evil, their reflex is to apologize and appease. The more conservatives placate and
soothe, the louder the left screams racism — because it works. The cultural decay of our civilization will continue until conservatives choose
to stand up and say "enough."
Clinton is Trying Really Hard to Make You Think She's Okay. In the wake of her loss, she seems unable to
process that voters just simply didn't like her, has embraced her celebrity side, and doubled down on her claim that she lost
because she was a woman. [...] She's hammered away at claims that she couldn't have won the presidential election because of
internalized prejudice, patriarchal tendencies and all-out bigotry, but seems to forget her campaign outspent Trump by more
than $300 million, and couldn't even lock down Florida.
woman sues Albertsons after clerk wrongly assumes she's on food stamps. An African-American woman filed a civil
rights lawsuit Monday, April 10, against Albertsons and its parent company, Safeway, alleging that its managers took no steps
to correct or apologize for the actions of a checkout clerk at an Irvine store who incorrectly assumed the woman was on food
stamps. Jenna Watkinson, a spokeswoman for Safeway, said company officials have not seen the lawsuit and "do not
comment on pending litigation." "However, any time we interact with a customer, our goal is to ensure that they are
treated with the utmost respect and courtesy," she said Wednesday.
Says Milk is a 'Symbol of White Supremacy'. PETA's shenanigans vary from the absurd to the downright
offensive. From likening rape survivors to pigs and cows, to calling Pokémon a form of animal cruelty, PETA's
efforts to "save the animals" always make the headlines — and with good reason: they're completely absurd.
The animal rights group today released a new video to cry over milk, equating the nutritious drink with Nazism.
Now Milk Is Racist. At this point
in the Left's descent into absolute madness, I honestly cannot tell you whether this article is parody or on the level.
University Student Calls On White Students To Pay For Her Spring Break. A Latina student at Pitzer University
emailed fellow students asking "white allies" to donate to her spring break trip, accusing fellow white students of the
"genocide and enslavement of our ppl." "We are hoping ppl are willing to support us in our ventures out to queer [as
f***] oakland & some national parks to find some spaceeee to breatheee," said Pitzer University student Leandra Vargas, who
identifies with they/them pronouns, in an email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The Hate Group That
Tracks Down 'Hate Groups'. SPLC contends that from 2000 to 2012, the number of hate groups in the U.S. increased by 67% — a
surge allegedly "fueled by anger and fear over the nation's ailing economy, an influx of non-white immigrants, and the diminishing white majority,
as symbolized by the election of the nation's first African-American president" (Barack Obama). And America's racists, by SPLC's calculus,
are almost all conservatives — as evidenced by the caption featured in the "Hatewatch" section of SPLC's website: "Hatewatch monitors and
exposes the activities of the American radical right." The radical left gets no mention at all. SPLC's "hate group" counts have
been shown to be devoid of legitimacy a number of times. Laird Wilcox — a researcher specializing in the study of political fringe
movements — reports that many SPLC-designated "hate groups" are untraceable, due either to their inactivity or nonexistence.
February. The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on September 24, 2016. [...] The museum is a stone's throw
from the Washington Monument and an even shorter throw from the National Museum of American History. As I looked at the two museums, I thought of a
the Southern Poverty Law Center Faked an Islamophobia Crisis. [Scroll down] But the bad news, according
to the Southern Poverty Law Center, is that anti-Muslim hate groups shot up from only 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016. [...] The
SPLC decided to count 45 chapters of Act for America as separate groups. How do you get a sudden rise from 34 to 101
hate groups? It helps to suddenly add 45 chapters of one group. Act for America isn't a hate group. It's
also just as obviously not 45 groups. And it didn't come into existence last year. Act for America was only
listed as one group in the 2015 list. It shot up to 45 now. The SPLC this year listed the Los Angeles chapter of
Act for America as a separate group. But the chapter has been around for quite a few years. Furthermore Act for
America boasts not 45, but 1,000 chapters across the country. Why list just 45 of them? Look at it from the
SPLC's perspective. Next year, it can add 200 chapters and claim that anti-Muslim hate groups once again tripled.
And then it can do the same thing again the year after that.
Writing Center Declares American Grammar A 'Racist,' 'Unjust Language Structure'. An "antiracist" poster in a
college writing center insists American grammar is "racist" and an "unjust language structure," promising to prioritize
rhetoric over "grammatical 'correctness.'" The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of
Washington, Tacoma's Writing Center, states "racism is the normal condition of things," declaring that it permeates rules,
systems, expectations, in courses, school and society. "Linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many
decades that there is no inherent 'standard' of English," proclaims the writing center's statement.
students group demands free tuition for black students. The student government at the University of Wisconsin-Madison said on
Wednesday [2/15/2017] that black students should be offered free tuition and housing because blacks were legally barred from education during
slavery and university remains out of reach for black students today. The Associated Students of Madison said in a resolution that
suburban high school students are over-represented. The group said consideration of ACT and SAT scores in applications upholds "white
supremacy" because it restricts opportunities for the poor. The college has proposed measures aimed at improving diversity.
illegal alien SJW of color asks US to 'gofundme'. Catalina Velasquez is an illegal alien from Colombia who also says he is a woman.
Catalina claims that if he is deported to his native Colombia, he will be killed for pretending to be a woman. There are 47 million people in
Colombia. All 47 million know what he looks like and are sworn to kill him. Colombia is over 440,000 square miles in size. Catalina
knows that if he sets foot in any of those 440,000 square miles, there will always be one of those 47 million people who have sworn to kill him just
waiting for him. Therefore, he says he is entitled to stay in America.
suspect's sister thinks he was framed because he's black. The sister of Karina Vetrano's accused killer said
Monday [2/6/2017] that her sibling was framed — and that he was only arrested because he's black. "I think
the cops framed him because he's a black person. They couldn't find anyone else to pin this on, so they pinned it on my
brother," Theresa Forbes, 36, told reporters. Forbes's half-brother, Chanel Lewis, 20, was charged Sunday with
murdering the Queens jogger in August based on DNA evidence and two videotaped confessions, authorities and law-enforcement
sources have said.
Trump and Obama's Legacy of
Racism. [Scroll down] Let's look at a few examples, starting with the easiest, the Department of Justice. For eight years, the two attorneys
general have crusaded to let the world know there are too many black people in prison for no reason what so ever — other than white racism.
Too many arrested. Too many prosecuted. Too many convicted. Too many sent away for too long. And once let out, too many return
too soon. They call it Criminal Justice Reform — and it is all about white racism and racist police. From the president on down, they
say the only reason more black people are arrested than white people is that racist white police pick on black people in black neighborhoods.
And if they pulled the cops out of black neighborhoods and put them in white hoods, the crime numbers would flip and white people would be arrested
wildly out of proportion.
History (aka Demonize White America) Month. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' rise from nothing is an
extraordinary American tale. The NAACP and so-called civil rights community should hold Justice Thomas up high as a
shining example to black youths of what can be achieved via education, hard work, right choices, and self-reliance.
Remarkably, Justice Thomas is despised by the NAACP and fellow Leftists for exposing the benefits of embracing Myers' tried
and true virtues. Renowned black retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and black businessman extraordinaire Herman
Cain are hated by the NAACP for the same reasons. They do not view themselves as victims nor do they hate whites and
America. Both Carson and Cain love their country and tout the benefits of self-reliance, education, and hard work.
Bias Gets an Explicit Debunking. There are legions of people who take the notion of implicit bias very, very
seriously. Hillary Clinton thought it could explain why cops shoot black suspects. Diversity trainers make piles
of money "revealing" unconscious bias and explaining how it allegedly influences hiring and other workplace decisions.
Universities beat students over the head with the notion that they are racist whether they like it or not. To some,
it's a key explanation for persistent racial disparities in education, housing, employment, and law enforcement —
and a justification for cultural retraining. There's no way to show that you're immune to implicit bias, because you
are by definition unaware of your own subconscious. Indeed, even if you do well on the IAT [Implicit Association Test],
take it again and you might flunk. I've taken the test at different times on different days and achieved wildly
different results. Is my mind that malleable, or is the test mostly a game, a Ouija board of the mind conjuring up
the ghosts of our own bigotry?
'We Cannot Deny the Legacy of Racism' in Justice System. President Barack Obama is finishing his term with a
lengthy essay on criminal justice reform in the Harvard Law Review, arguing that Americans should recognize systemic racism
in the system. "[W]e cannot deny the legacy of racism that continues to drive inequality in how the justice system is
experienced by so many Americans," Obama wrote in his 56 page essay. Obama cited studies from the NAACP showing that African-Americans
and Hispanics were more likely to be stopped by law enforcement officials and suffer stricter penalties in court.
History of America About 'Annexation' and 'Violence'. Actor and political activist Danny Glover challenged the
United States to figure out ways to rectify the violence committed against people of color, describing America's history as
one of "annexation" and "violence."
Regrets from the LOSer's Presidency. With legal slavery and segregation gone forever, it was necessary for race
grievance industrialists to concoct a new narrative of oppression. Add a pound of white guilt and a pinch of
victimology, and a maudlin mythos called the Legacy Of Slavery (LOS) was concocted. Since the 1960s, the indefinable
yet ever worsening LOS has been the go-to justification for black privilege and the pandemically deadly transfer of
responsibility away from black people for the crimes they commit. The great thing about the LOS is that because it
harkens back so far no one has a clue what it means. LOS pertains not to civil rights, but to the most basic human
rights. Anyone who won't face the reality of LOS must be turning a blind eye to the scourge of slavery. The
Obamas, Holder, Lynch, and others make up the first LOSers presidency. Michelle Obama was hopeless and unable to be
proud of America until Barack's nomination meant that something could finally be done about LOS. At the Democrats'
recent loss, LOS is back, and hope is gone again!
Obama ready for anonymity after 'painful' election. Michelle Obama is looking forward to getting her
"anonymity" back. The first lady complained in an interview that aired Monday night with Oprah Winfrey on CBS that her
biggest sacrifice while Barack Obama served as president was giving up her ability to be anonymous. But soon, she
believes, that'll change. "You know, there's nowhere I can go in the world and just sit at a table and have a cup of
coffee and watch the world," Obama said in what is expected to be her final sit-down interview.
of color' conference at University of California reportedly dissolves into a fight over who is most oppressed.
First question: Are there actually students at UC who have no color at all? Are they transparent? This
arrogation of the concept of color as being limited to designated victim groups is disturbing to me. Nobody ever calls
me a "person of color" even though my skin has a distinct pinkish cast to it.
Blaming Hillary Clinton's Loss on Racism. Only in the fever swamp imagination of the race-obsessed Left can a
white man beat a white woman and the reason is racism. Yet that is emerging for some as the explanation for 2016.
The campaign wasn't about Obama's policies, or Hillary's corruption, or Trump's massive celebrity. It wasn't about the
threat of Islamic terror or the declining prospects of the white working class. It was about white supremacy. How
do we know? Well, according to the Huffington Post, liberal icon Ta-Nehisi Coates explained it "perfectly" to
The Daily Show's Trevor Noah. [...]
Obama Feels Hopeless. During his time in office, Barack Obama doubled the national debt, made economic
conditions far worse for black Americans, and has allowed race relations to deteriorate to the point where the nation is more
divided than at any point since the eve of the Civil War. Suddenly, Ms. Obama is not feeling so hopeful, but it
has nothing to do with the financial and cultural wreckage her floppy-eared mate has bequeathed unto America. She
recently sat down with billionaire Oprah Winfrey, whose cousin says she lied about growing up impoverished and who has
blossomed into a hideously spoiled diva who never stops [grousing] about the nation that made her a billionaire. Miss
Obama, upset that she and her family can no longer milk America's racist white taxpayers to the tune of $85 million to
go on lavish vacations that fairly pulsate with bling, this whiny recipient of affirmative action programs that discriminate
against white students with higher grades is suddenly kvetching from yet another Hawaii vacation that "we are feeling what
not having hope feels like."
Conyers now claiming the electoral college is rooted in slavery. When the Democrats lose, they hate anything
that they think contributes to their loss and once again they've taken aim at the electoral college after Trump beat the
pantsuit off of Hillary a month ago. Today John Conyers held a forum on the Future of the Electoral College where he
proceeded to argue for the abolition of the electoral college by claiming it is rooted in slavery. [Video clip]
Win Wasn't About Racism. Already, liberals are trying to push the narrative that Donald Trump's win was
propelled by racist Americans. "This is a candidate who ran on a clearly racist message, attracting people with clearly
racist views. And he won," wrote Vox's German Lopez. "This was a white-lash against a changing country," said
CNN's Van Jones. "It was white-lash against a black president in part." [...] But the facts show otherwise.
"Trump performed stronger among black and Hispanic voters than Mitt Romney did as the Republican nominee in 2012, according
to NBC exit polls," NBC News reported.
Democrat Media Complex Will Never Understand What Happened Tuesday Night. [Scroll down] When discussing
voters beyond the coastal bubbles, MSM Clinton apologists focus solely on race. The economic situations of any white
voters in flyover states are left at the door as the pundits rush headlong to the only explanation they've really known for 8
years when confronted by the reality that not everyone thinks the same as they do. They see only ethnic and racial
voting blocs, not people. If they do spend a moment contemplating the people of middle America as individuals, then the
"white privilege" subroutine of their "Racism!" programming kicks in, quickly mollifying any internal conflict that may have
been brought on by the brief introduction of evidence contrary to the narrative.
Poverty Law Center Facing 'New Reality,' Calls Trump Advisers 'Far-Right Extremists'. The Southern Poverty Law
Center (SPLC), an organization that has been praised by Obama's Justice Department for combating "domestic extremism" and
designates groups on a "Hate Map" including some controversial listings of conservative groups, reacted Wednesday [11/9/2016]
to the news of President-elect Donald Trump's win calling it a "new reality." "Today, we're facing a new reality —
a president-elect who has denigrated people because of their race, their religion, their ethnicity, their gender, and more," SPLC
President Richard Cohen wrote. "Our mission is to hold Donald Trump to what he is saying now — that he will
be a president for all Americans and that he will work to bind the wounds of division, wounds that his own words have caused."
Against a Black President': Van Jones Blows Up Over Election Results. CNN's Van Jones had a pretty grim take
(to put it mildly) on the results showing a likely Donald Trump presidency. "People have talked about a miracle.
I'm hearing about a nightmare," he said. "It's hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us. You tell your kids,
'Don't be a bully.' You tell your kids, 'Don't be a bigot.' You tell your kids, 'Do your homework and be prepared.'
And then you have this outcome and you have people putting children to bed tonight and they're afraid of breakfast. They're
afraid of 'How do I explain this to my children?'" He said that there are Muslims and immigrant families out there who are
The Editor says...
If there had been any backlash against Obama just because he's black, he never would have been elected in the first place — or re-elected.
Got Killed Robbing a Pizza Hut, Mom Wants Self-Defending Employee Charged With a Crime. Last month, Michael
Grace Jr. stormed a Pizza Hut restaurant in October and demanded money with a handgun pointed. Things didn't quite work
out for him as one of the employees had his own handgun and shot the would-be robber in the head killing him. Police
recovered a gun and pronounced Grace dead at the scene. It's as clear-cut a case of self-defense as you will ever hear
about. The super liberal Washington Post feels like this extremely justified shooting is really more proof that America is
racist against black people and highlighted Grace's mother who wants this employee charged with a crime for killing her thug son.
The New Anti-Racist Racists.
The SPLC was founded in 1971, ostensibly to fight for civil rights among other good causes. By the end of its first
decade it was targeting the KKK and other racist organisations. So far so good. But like many a campaigning
organisation, they experienced the happy blow of basically winning their argument. By the 1990s, there were mercifully
few racist groups in America going about unchallenged. When a member of the KKK cropped up everybody in civil society
pretty much understood that here was a bad person who should not be given a free pass. But there is an odd trait in
campaigning groups that is well known. Once they have achieved their objective, they continue. Why is this
so? Usually it is because there are people with salaries at stake, pensions, perks and more. Campaigning for a
particular thing or against a particular thing has become their way of life and their means of earning. And so they
find a way to continue. For some years, the SPLC staggered around in such a manner, as pointless and purposeless an
organisation as could be imagined.
Knew It Was Coming: Hurricane Matthew Amnesty. Never missing an opportunity to offer illegal immigrants
reprieve, the Obama administration has repeatedly used inclement weather, a virus, natural disasters and tainted water in a
U.S. city to extend the perk in the last few years. This month the administration announced yet another special amnesty
for victims of Hurricane Matthew. [...] The government is calling it "immigration relief" that may help people affected by
unforeseen circumstances, including natural disasters such as Hurricane Matthew. Among the relief measures that will be
available are work permits, "change of nonimmigrant status or extension of nonimmigrant stay" for those in the U.S. illegally
and forgiveness for immigrants who blew off deportation court hearings.
shop owner defends Oreo cake that triggered claim of 'implied racism'. An Oregon bakery has been accused of
racism over its Mr President cupcake. The controversial pastry comes from Fat Cupcake, a bakery with locations in
Portland and Oregon City. It's described as an Oreo cookie baked inside white cake with cookies and cream buttercream
frosting. A Yelp review from 10 September first noted an issue with the cupcake's name. "Very troubling," Don P
wrote on the restaurant reviewing site. "They were serving a cupcake called the 'Mr President' that had an Oreo cookie
inside. When I tried to point out the racism implied, they claimed that 'our current president loves Oreos.'"
What If You're Not As Oppressed As You Think? The ongoing "state violence" of police officers gunning down
unarmed black males has created a "human rights crisis." It's part of America's legacy of "racial terrorism," according to a
United Nations panel. The panel decided that the United States government owes reparations to its black population.
The panel failed to explain why hordes of blacks haven't fled white oppression to the continental safe space called Africa.
The truth is: Black Americans enjoy a higher standard of living than any black population group anywhere on earth.
And they always have.
Making Justice Clarence Thomas Invisible.
Disgraced accused serial rapist Bill Cosby is favorably mentioned. So is philandering adulterer, golfer Tiger Woods. One
imagines a whole wing of the new Smithsonian African American museum is dedicated to Barack Obama: the worst, most polarizing
president ever to hold the office. Why then in our "post-racial" age, is a black Supreme Court Justice — one of the two ever
to serve on the nation's highest court — treated like a modern-day Ralph Ellison "Invisible Man"? [...] To add further insult to
injury, the only tangential reference to Justice Thomas is a political smear: a pin-back button reading "I Believe Anita Hill."
(Now ironically a race and gender anti-discrimination professor at Brandeis University, Ms. Hill famously accused the jurist of
unsubstantiated sexual harassment at his 1991 Senate confirmation hearing.) So, between references to Ms. Hill, Mr. Cosby
and Mr. Woods, a rogue's gallery of the morally dubious are well-represented. (In fact, at the casual glance this ultramodern
structure of sterile glass and oppressively ornate bronze mesh could easily be mistaken for a three tiered prison, an inverse step pyramid
or a cubist slave ship.) Opened on the Washington mall on September 24, 2016, this 19 Smithsonian housing 37,000 objects is a
379,000 square foot eyesore. Within, ample space has been lovingly dedicated to violent quasi-terrorist anarchist organizations like
the Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter. Yet, among 12 exhibitions, a person most central to both American history — and
specifically the black experience — is wrongly marginalized and negated.
Cruz's Letter to Smithsonian Asking for Inclusion of Justice Clarence Thomas Has Bipartisan Support. When it
opened in September, the National Museum of African American History & Culture failed to include an African American in one
of the most important federal branches — Justice Clarence Thomas. [...] Monday [12/19/2016], Sen. Ted Cruz
(R-TX), wrote the Smithsonian, asking them to include an accurate depiction of Justice Thomas' legacy.
Introduced to Include Clarence Thomas in African American History and Culture Museum. Sen. John Cornyn
(R., Texas) introduced a resolution on Monday evening in the Senate calling on the Smithsonian's National Museum of African
American History and Culture to recognize Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Thomas is only featured in a sizable
display about Anita Hill, who became famous while accusing Thomas of sexual harassment during Thomas' confirmation
hearings. The resolution calls on the museum to place Thomas in a prominent location in the museum.
Thomas snubbed by Smithsonian's new African American history museum. Of the 112 justices appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court since
its inception, only two have been black — and the second one apparently isn't worth consideration, as far as the new National Museum
of African American History and Culture is concerned. The Smithsonian museum still has "no plans" to include in its exhibitions a
reference to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the high court's conservative stalwarts who celebrates his 25th anniversary on the
bench this year.
on Why Clarence Thomas is Not in New African American Museum: 'We Cannot Tell Every Story'. The new Smithsonian
Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture's tagline is "powerful moments in African American
history, culture, and community." However, the museum — with a $540 million price tag funded 50 percent by U.S.
taxpayers and with a collection of more than 36,000 artifacts and 100,000 people represented — doesn't include many
prominent blacks, including Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Edward Brooke, a Republican who became the first African
American to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote in 1966.
The Editor says...
The museum only has room for agitprop that shows how tough every black life is, and how only Big Government can help.
Visiting black history museum can help heal racial division. President Obama said Friday [9/23/2016] that he hopes the
opening of the African American History and Culture Museum on the National Mall will help people deal with the racial turmoil
embroiling Charlotte, N.C., and Tulsa, Okla., and other cities besieged by violence after deadly confrontations involving the
police. "The timing of this is fascinating because in so many ways, it is the best of times but in many ways, these are
also troubled times," Obama said Friday during a White House reception honoring the celebrities, politicians and advocates
who donated to the museum's creation. "History does not always move in a straight line and without vigilance, we can go
backwards and as well as forward," Obama said.
The Editor says...
Nice try, but history doesn't move at all. History is a chronological record of the world's major events, and time only goes in
one direction. Mr. Obama is apparently trying to have his followers believe that they can all lapse back into slavery if
they aren't loyal to the Democrats.
Response to Lawmakers' Criticism of Clarence Thomas Museum Omission: We Added A Caption For Anita Hill.
In response to a letter from lawmakers demanding to know why Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is not included in the new
National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian responded that it has added a caption to Anita
Hill's representation in the museum. The caption reads: "Anita Hill accused a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court,
Clarence Thomas, of sexual harassment. Her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee provoked serious debates on
sexual harassment, race loyalty, and gender roles. Thomas denied the allegations and went on to be confirmed by the
Senate, becoming the second African American to serve on the Supreme Court."
America's Versailles Set.
Take the case of Colin Kaepernick, the back-up quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who makes $19 million a year (or about
$20,000 per minute of regular season play). He has been cited by National Football League officials in the past for his use
of the N-word, yet he refuses to stand for the pregame singing of the national anthem because he believes that his country is
racist and does not warrant his respect. His stunt gained a lot of publicity and he now sees himself as a man of the
revolutionary barricades. A number of other NFL athletes, as well as those in other sports, have likewise refused to
stand for the national anthem to express solidarity with what they see as modern versions of the oppressed peasantry.
But Kaepernick and his peers make more in one month than many Americans make in an entire lifetime.
Twice as many white people were killed by police this year so far. Almost twice as many white people were
killed by police this year so far, than black people, yet the mainstream media and their Black Lives Matter propagandists on
social media are trying to convince everyone that cops are "hunting" black people and that there is an "institutional white
supremacy" problem in law enforcement. NO. There's an ignorance and crime problem in America, largely in black
communities. Please understand that black men are only 6% of the U.S. population but commit 50% of the murders.
That's about a 1000% more on average crime rate than whites. 1000 percent.
The National Mall's New Museum Tell The Real Civil Rights Story? [Scroll down] It remains to be seen how large a role this progressive
influence will have on the museum's message, programming, and ethos. Did the federal government just build a monument to
warmed-over anti-Americanism, disguised as near-holy history, with some video clips of Aretha Franklin and Jackie Robinson sprinkled
in? Will Colin Kaepernick, Angela Davis, or Ta Nehisi-Coates be the first speaker to hold forth in the museum's Oprah Winfrey Theater? [...]
A photo of Anita Hill holds one wall, opposite a Public Enemy display. Her former good friend Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who
was the second African American to serve on the court, has no place of honor here. But perhaps the larger story is that the museum,
astonishingly, offers no major items related to Martin Luther King, Jr. This is likely because King's children have often demanded
large licensing fees for the use of King's likeness, documents, display of his Nobel Peace Prize, etc. The King children have regularly
litigated over such disputes, and have even sued each other.
tour new African-American history museum. The first family on Thursday [9/15/2016] took a private tour of the National
Museum of African American History and Culture, which is set to open to the public next week.
The Editor says...
From what I've seen, the museum is a place for the easily-aggrieved to wallow in their downtrodden status, even though they're several generations removed
from slavery -- or, in many cases, even the second-class status of black citizens in the early 20th century. Visitors like Oprah Winfrey, Michael
Jordan and Michelle Obama probably leave the museum singing "We Shall Overcome Someday."
freedom,' 'liberty' just 'code words' for intolerance, U.S. Civil Rights chairman says. The chairman of the
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights said that "religious freedom" and "religious liberty" have become merely "code words" for
intolerance, "Christian supremacy" and committing every form of identity-politics sin, and thus they must yield before
anti-discrimination laws. The remarks, released Thursday [9/8/2016] in a report on "Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling
Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties," is the latest example of an increasingly hostile reception in liberal circles
to one of the six specified rights at the core of the First Amendment — the "free exercise" of religion.
Lawyers Blame Sexual Assault Allegations on Racism. Lawyers for Bill Cosby claim racism is fueling the sexual
assault allegations against him. "Mr. Cosby is no stranger to discrimination and racial hatred," his lawyers said
in a statement. They took special aim at lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents over 30 of Cosby's alleged victims.
"When the media repeats her accusations — with no evidence, no trial and no jury — we are moved
backwards as a country and away from the America that our civil rights leaders sacrificed so much to create." His
legal team says Allred is using racial bias to gin up a case against Cosby.
Lawsuit: Judges in Alabama Courts are All White. A civil rights group is challenging Alabama's practice
of electing appellate judges by statewide vote, saying it has resulted in all-white courts in a state where one of every four
people is African-American.
Barkley: 'Brainwashed' Blacks, Not Whites, Are Keeping Blacks Down. In light of 49er quarterback Colin
Kaepernick's outrageous accusation that the United States is a country that oppresses people of color, it's worth noting that
NBA legend Charles Barkley gave an interview recently to a local Philadelphia radio station in which he stated that
"unintelligent," "brainwashed" African-Americans, not whites or cops, are the ones keeping successful blacks down.
Latino Group Crowns USDA "Federal Agency of the Year" for Cultural Transformation. [Scroll down] To get a clearer idea of LULAC's radical agenda[,]
back in the 1990s one its officials accused a Mexican fast-food eatery of a hate crime for using a Chihuahua in a commercial. LULAC claimed that "Mexican Americans
are treated like dogs, they have to work like dogs, and now they're being portrayed as dogs." Nevertheless, Obama's first attorney general, Eric Holder, professed
solidarity with LULAC and publicly chanted the group's socialist mission statement — in both English and Spanish — at a LULAC powwow in which he
bragged about the DOJ filing more civil rights cases than in any previous period in the nation's history.
Quarterback Sits Out the National Anthem to Protest Black Oppression. Controversy arose over the weekend when
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked outrage by remaining seated on the bench during the playing of "The
Star-Spangled Banner" at the beginning of Friday night's loss to the Green Bay Packers. Why did he sit out the national
anthem, while the rest of his teammates and coaches stood? Well, it wasn't because he was conserving energy for the
game. Instead, by sitting he was taking a stand against America's white supremacy. After the game Kaepernick, the
half-black adopted son of white parents (his real father was "out of the picture" before he was even born to a destitute
white mother), told NFL.com, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people
and people of color. [...]"
quarterback sits during national anthem, calls America racist. If you can't play, enter the political
fray. That could be the only possible explanation for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sitting in protest of the
national anthem. Kaepernick has dominated headlines in the past year for a massive regression in his production, now
stuck fighting for a job with Blaine Gabbart. No serious analyst expects the 49ers to be competitive, despite
Kaepernick leading the Niners to the Super Bowl during the 2012 season. But this time, he's making headlines
on purpose for reasons other than football.
quarterback refuses to honor National Anthem because America 'oppresses people of color'. The 49ers' quarterback Colin
Kaepernick says that he refused to stand up during the National Anthem because America is racist. [...] Apparently he's been
protesting the oppression of people of color by refusing to play well for a long time too!
Grievance: You are right that the number of depressed and confused men driven to enter the ladies' room is practically zero as a percentage of
American men (gay or straight), but that's not the point. You are right that good studies show police are less likely to shoot and kill black
men than other men, but those facts don't matter. You are right that America is a good country, but again you don't get it. The
point is to elevate the perceived victimhood of all minorities through the girls' bathroom issue, of black Americans by making "all lives" a slur,
of successful women by converting reasonable and humane abortion restrictions into a century-reversing threat to their livelihood.
Ole Miss band to look away
from 'Dixie' beginning this fall. "Old times there are not forgotten" proclaim the lyrics to the Southern
anthem "Dixie." But the University of Mississippi, whose athletic traditions were once overlaid with Confederate
symbolism, is ready to forget the song. Athletics Director Ross Bjork said Friday [8/19/2016] that he asked the university's
marching band, known as the "Pride of the South," to create a new pregame show that excludes all the variations of Dixie it
has traditionally played.
Violence Is Everywhere, Says AP. There are a million stories in the big city. With a million ways to tell
each one. So when the University of Chicago told reporters that a new poll shows that 62 percent of young black people
are more afraid of violence from "white extremists" than from ISIS, the world's largest news organization had a choice:
[#1] It could produce a story scorning such a transparently false idea. Maybe even remind their readers
that white people are 25-50 times more likely to be the victim of black violence than vice versa. Though many already
know that from personal experience. Or,
[#2] It could perpetuate the greatest hoax of our generation:
The myth of black victimization — that black people are relentless victims of relentless white racism all the time,
everywhere, that explains everything. Especially why cops are always picking on black people for no reason
what so ever.
Don't laugh: it's called "Critical Race Theory".
tread on me' shirts and hats could be officially declared RACIST by the government — even though the symbol is an
icon of the American Revolution. The United States workplace discrimination watchdog is considering if
employees wearing clothing with a Gadsden flag logo are racial harassing African Americans. The Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission is reportedly investigating the issue surrounding the 'Don't Tread On Me' snake logo after an African
American employee of a federal agency complained they were racially harassed when a co-worker wore a cap showing the symbol.
Is the Gadsden
flag racist? The "Don't Tread on Me" Flag just got trod upon — by the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission. The EEOC is investigating whether the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden Flag could be considered a racist
symbol in the workplace. In recent years, the yellow flag with its coiled snake has also become a symbol of the Tea
Party. "Whatever historic origins and meaning of the symbol, it also has since been sometimes interpreted to convey
racially-tinged messages in some contexts," the EEOC report states.
union's 'Black Labs Matter' dog photo is called insulting to Black Lives Matter cause. A San Francisco police
officers' union has published a photo of two dogs in its monthly newspaper that critics say belittles the Black Lives Matter
movement. The photo has also raised questions about if the force is serious about repairing its relationship with
people of color in the community.
A Horrible Country. My takeaway from the Democratic National Convention so far is that we're a sexist, racist,
homophobic country full of monsters hunting young black men, sex traffickers, and greedy people [...] The "Mothers of the
Movement" speeches were the most exploitive thing I've seen this year. The speakers were mothers of people who either
committed suicide (Sandra Bland), were killed by someone they were attacking (Trayvon Martin), or killed by some random guy
(Jordan Davis), not the #BlackLivesMatter "victims" of police they were billed as. Nothing Hillary, or any politician,
could do would have saved any of them. Having Michael Brown's mother up there was a direct slap in the face of police
and the concept of law and order. He ripped off a liquor store and attacked a cop, trying to take away his gun for
reasons we can only assume weren't friendly. He was killed because of his violence against an innocent man.
You can argue he didn't deserve to die, but his actions earned it.
Scientific Method Is Racist. The social justice warriors at Brown University are describing an "analysis tool"
that has come to be known as critical theory. When refined to address racial issues (primarily African-American), its
name is critical race theory (CRT). The theoretical framework of CRT was developed in the mid- to late 1980s to
better understand black oppression in the United States. Its major themes now include white privilege and micro-aggression.
It is taught in nearly every grievance department in the country (women's studies, African-American studies, Hispanic studies, and
ethnic studies). The white privilege theme was first introduced in a 1988 paper by Peggy McIntosh. Ms. McIntosh
suggested that issues involving Band-Aid color and free hotel shampoo, rather than education deficiencies and a breakdown in
the family structure, are impediments to black progress in America. Offshoots of CRT have been developed for other
with college experience more likely to say they faced discrimination. A majority of black Americans say that at
some point in their lives they've experienced discrimination or were treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity, but
blacks who have attended college are more likely than those without any college experience to say so, according to a recent
Pew Research Center survey. About eight-in-ten blacks with at least some college experience (81%) say they've faced
discrimination or been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity, compared with 59% of blacks who have never
Methodist Episcopal Church: Global Warming Hurts Black People. One of the nation's largest and oldest
black churches, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, is warning black people about the dangers of climate change.
The Guardian reported Sunday [7/24/2016] that the AME church "passed its first resolution in its 200-year history devoted to
climate change, calling for a swift transition to renewable energy" at the church's general conference in Philadelphia. "We
can move away from the dirty fuels that make us sick and shift toward safe, clean energy like wind and solar that help make every
breath our neighbors and families take a healthy one," the resolution stated according to the Guardian.
Image of the Day: You
know what else is racist? The truth. A newspaper in Memphis came under fire last week for its coverage of
the assassination of five police officers in Dallas. What specifically had locals in such high dudgeon was the headline
emblazoned across the front page. Protesters who congregated outside the offices of the paper, The Commercial Appeal,
were so outraged that a simple correction was deemed sufficient. Instead, the publication's editor offered up a nearly
1,000-word mea culpa. So what did the headline say? This: [Image]
Lives Matter Accuse Pokemon Go of Inherent Racism. No, Seriously. There are three respects in which Pokemon Go is regarded as racist
by those in the know in the BLM movement. The first respect, is that it's much safer to play Pokemon Go, which requires you to walk around your own
neighborhood; if you're white and living in your own neighborhood. Second, if you're black and you play Pokemon in Beverly Hills, chances are the police
are going to stop you, question you and see what you're REALLY up to. The third respect in which Pokemon Go is racist is that you can set yourself up as
a white Avatar, hunting down and collecting — or shooting — the black monsters in your own neighborhood. Yes, LIke Jar Jar
Binks before them, large eyed Pokemon Go characters [...] are all really just stand ins for black people.
politician says she's being 'persecuted' because she's black. A Florida congresswoman indicted on fraud charges
is telling supporters she's being "persecuted" by federal authorities because she's black.
Ignore the Tsunami of Black Violence against Cops. The shootings in Dallas did not make much of a difference. Not to the
reporters explaining the protest and the reason behind the assassination of five police officers. The reason for the demonstration was
simple and beyond pushback: White cops shoot black people all over the country, all the time, for no reason whatsoever.
Everybody knows that. So sad. Some took it to the next level: The head of a black group called Dallas Action said the
killings were a wake up call to let people know how cops are picking on black people. All the time. For no reason
whatsoever. The local Fox reporter in Dallas took the comments in stride, quickly changing the topic to all the pretty lights on
nearby police cars. Not one reporter at any point even hinted at how black violence is wildly out of proportion.
Blacks Disproportionately Involved in Police Shootings? What was the racial breakdown of those who were shot by
police in 2015? The largest number, 494, almost exactly half, were white. 258 were black, 172 were Hispanic, and the
remaining 66 were either "other" or unknown. (Interestingly, Asians are rarely shot by police officers.) The 258 blacks
represent 26% of the total. That is about double the percentage of blacks in the American population. Is that prima facie
evidence of racism on the part of law enforcement? Of course not. It is common knowledge that blacks have an unusually high
rate of contact with the police, both as victims and as perpetrators. In 2012-2013, the Department of Justice found that blacks
were the perpetrators of 24% of all violent crimes where the race of the perpetrator was known (in 7.8% of violent crimes, it was unknown).
Law prof: microaggressions can be evidence of discrimination.
An article in an academic law journal claims that microaggressions have such pernicious effects that they can even rise to
the level of illegal harassment. Boston University School of Law professor Ronald Wheeler lists several examples, such
as asking a married man if his wife was with him, asking a gay man which bars he frequents, or asking "how may I help you, sir?"
police were called to a South Jersey third-grade class party. On June 16, police were called to an unlikely scene:
an end-of-the-year class party at the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood. A third grader had made a comment about
the brownies being served to the class. After another student exclaimed that the remark was "racist," the school called the Collingswood
Police Department, according to the mother of the boy who made the comment. The police officer spoke to the student, who is 9, said the
boy's mother, Stacy dos Santos, and local authorities. Dos Santos said that the school overreacted and that her son made a comment about
snacks, not skin color. "He said they were talking about brownies. ... Who exactly did he offend?" dos Santos said.
The Editor says...
Do the schools bring in the police whenever racially sensitive comments are made? Don't the cops have plenty of other things to do?
a reason to support global warmism? OK, how about 'fossil fuels are racist'? A notorious social activist
and author claimed the reason governments don't take global warming seriously is because the fossil fuel industry benefits
from "institutional racism." Author and anti-capitalist activist Naomi Klein wrote in an editorial published by
Australian newspaper The Saturday Paper that politicians don't discuss global warming because they are part of racist
and bigoted governmental institutions that allow fossil fuel industry to exploit blacks and Latinos.
Pool Safety Poster Brings Red Cross Apology. A Red Cross Hospital signboard that carried a "super racist"
message about swim safety guidelines for children prompted an apology from the hospital on Tuesday [6/27/2016]. The
dialogue opened on Twitter after a photo circulated of the poster in Fort Morgan, Colorado. The poster, which has since
been taken down, read at the top: "Be Cool, Follow the Rules." Below the heading were depictions of children
playing. The white children were labeled as behaving "cool" while children of color were depicted as misbehaving, or
"not cool," for breaking pool safety rules.
Cross apologizes for 'super racist' pool safety poster that shows black children misbehaving while white kids obey the rules. A Red Cross sign
designed to teach children how to behave in a swimming pool has instead been blasted for being 'super racist'. The poster — entitled 'Be Cool, Follow
the Rules' — was spotted in two pools in Colorado and showed children playing in a pool with signs pointing to the 'cool' and 'not cool' children,
indicating who were acting correctly. But the majority of the 'not cool' kids were black, causing one bemused tweeter to open a dialogue with
the organisation about what message they were trying to send out.
of the Day: Your challenge is to find the 'super racism'. Not just garden-variety racism, mind you.
It's super racism. That is the term critics are using in reference to a well-intentioned safety poster put out
by the American Red Cross.
The Editor says...
Go to a public pool (for example, in McKinney, Texas) and see who
the disruptive, disorderly, rude and inconsiderate people are. Apparently a depiction of the truth is racist, but an
inversion of the truth would be acceptable. Yes the Red Cross made a big mistake — when they apologized!
Democrats Clueless on Gun Bills. Congressional Democrats emerged from the Capitol building Thursday afternoon [6/23/2016]
from their 25-hour long "sit-in" in the House of Representatives sleepy but satisfied with what they'd accomplished. They may not have
secured a vote on gun control legislation they were demanding in the wake of the Orlando terror attack, but they had grabbed headlines across
the media that portrayed the their gun control ploy as a historic civil rights crusade. To the tune of "We Shall Overcome," members of
the Democratic caucus sang outside the Capitol: "We shall pass a bill, some day."
Misleading Claims About Black Teens Being "Vastly More Likely to be Killed by Police than Whites Even After Adjusting for
Crime Rates". If you look at offender data and assume that 92 percent of murders are committed by males, you
find that young black males were about 8 times more likely to commit murders than similarly aged white males. However,
a lot of murders occur where the offender isn't identified and that this problem is greater for gang related murders.
To try to deal with this, we have made some calculations using victim data. Adjusting the data by the rate that blacks
and whites kill members of their own and other races, young black males were 9 times more likely to commit murders than
similarly aged white males.
study found race matters in police shootings, but the results may surprise you. [Scroll down] It's the
third time researchers at Washington State — Lois James, Stephen M. James and Bryan J. Vila — have
set up simulations to monitor the differing reactions of police when confronted by white or black suspects. And all three
times, they found that officers took significantly more time to fire their weapons if the subject was black, according to their
latest report, "The Reverse Racism Effect," to be published in the journal Criminology & Public Policy.
Has The World's Most Predatory "Victims". Any non-liberal white man who disagrees with a non-conservative black
or Hispanic person is immediately presumed to be racist. Decent people are incessantly called "racists" just for
disagreeing with liberal policies. We're told black Americans are such victims that they must be helped out with
Affirmative Action. But who's really getting victimized when the son of a white cop is passed over for the son of a
black CEO purely because of the color of his skin? It has gotten so bad that illegal aliens, who broke the law KNOWING
that the penalty for it is deportation, are now considered to be victims. Enforcing the law against illegal aliens?
We're not supposed to do that because they're a protected victim class that has to be allowed to break the law with impunity.
Is It Time for the Country To
Voluntarily Segregate? [Scroll down] This analogy is tame compared to what is actually happening in the "Black
Community," particularly on college campuses. Everything perceived to be wrong (of which very little is) in the black college
community is someone else's fault. No matter what the transgression, perpetrated on or by blacks on campus, it is someone else's
fault. You have probably heard of or seen the video of the black femaleSan Francisco State University student who attacked a
white guy because he had dreadlocks. It was a completely unprovoked attack — all because, according to the girl,
dreadlocks are reserved for blacks only. Rather than just rightfully claim the girl was in the wrong, the University's Black
Student Union excused her attack and blamed it on an overall racist environment and general vilification of black women in America.
All Racism, All the Time. It almost sounds like a statement of the obvious to say that an obsession with
racism — or with microaggressions — feeds paranoia and thus in the process creates the sickness of
over-sensitivity. Thus it's no surprise that City Journal (among others) has called the whole show a "farce, and a
fad". It's crystal clear that microaggression theory feeds off an already infantile sense of victimhood. Moreover,
our society — with the help of mollycoddled academics — has become ill with victimhood. So much
so that the social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has said that to be a fully-fledged victim is to reach the "height of this culture".
Love Finds a Way in Oakland.
This month, Oakland's City Council voted 5-3 to adopt "Love Life" as the city's motto. [...] "Love Life" is the brainchild of
Donald Lacy, whose daughter LoEshe — the name means "Love Life" in Nigerian — was killed near McClymonds
High School in 1997. The 16-year-old died in the sort of senseless random gang-turf shooting that has taken too many young
black lives in Oakland. [...] Enter racial politics. Because Schaaf and some motto foes are white, while McElhaney and some
other supporters are black, "Love Life" fans suggested that opponents lacked empathy for victims of street violence.
comment on white people and poverty creates social media stir. Bernie Sanders stumbled on a question at Sunday's [3/6/2016] debate
over whether white Americans can empathize with blacks, stating that white people don't know what it's like to be poor.
The Editor says...
This presumes that all blacks are poor and all others are not. This is typical Democrat reasoning: everybody who
isn't white is a victim, and their only hope is to elect a wealthy white Democrat as president.
Million People Were In Prison Before We Called It Mass Incarceration. October's cover of The Atlantic carries a
headline that, even a decade ago, you probably never would've seen: "The Black Family in the Age of Mass
Incarceration." The 20,000-word article attached to it, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, covers the remarkable growth in the United
States' prison population and its outsize impact on black individuals, families and communities. That Coates's piece
employs the phrase "mass incarceration" 17 times is telling. The term has become ubiquitous in conversations about
prison in the United States. But 10 years ago, barely anybody put the two words next to each other to talk about
what the phrase has come to represent for many: everything that's wrong with the American justice system.
Far More People Claim Alien Abduction Than KKK
Membership. While there is a lot of present concern over the Klan, the group is in reality incredibly small and irrelevant. According to the
Southern Poverty Law Center, the KKK only boasts about 3,000 members. To put this in perspective, far more people believe they have been abducted by aliens
than claim allegiance to the Klan. Hundreds of thousands of Americans believe they have been taken by extraterrestrials. One support group for alien
abductees says it receives 1500 reports per year of involuntary UFO contact.
Lives Matter leader explains why 'all lives matter' is a racial slur. "'All lives matter is a new racial slur," Marissa J.
Johnson, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Seattle, said on Bret Baier's "Voter Revolt" special. "White Americans have created the
conditions that require a phrase like 'Black Lives Matter.'" "Do you know how horrific it is to grow up as a child in a world that
so hates you?" she asked Fox interviewer John Roberts, who is white. "That you have to literally say to other people, 'My life
matters,' and they're like, 'Well everybody's life matters,' while you're literally being gunned down in the street, while you're
being rounded up and mass incarcerated and forced into prison slavery."
student group releases list of demands at UC Davis. A student group supporting the black community at the
University of California, Davis, came out with a list of demands on Monday [2/22/2016] for the university's chancellor.
The group, known as Black Under Attack, also led a march on campus, with approximately 200 students participating.
The group's demands comes one week after a black female student was the victim of an alleged hate crime on campus.
Held Beliefs That Are Either Untrue or Meaningless, Part 2. A pillar of contemporary leftism is the notion of "white privilege."
Given that a generation of high school and college students are being taught that a great number of "unearned privileges" accrue to white Americans —
the charge of white privilege demands rational inquiry. The assertion turns out to be largely meaningless. And more significantly, it does great harm
to blacks. [...] So, then why all this left-wing talk about white privilege? The major reason is in order to portray blacks as victims. This achieves
two huge goals for the left, one political, the other philosophical. The political goal is to ensure that blacks continue to view America as racist.
The left knows that the only way to retain political power in America is to perpetuate the belief among black Americans that their primary problem is white racism.
Only then will blacks continue to regard the left and the Democrats as indispensable.
gaps found in Wake County student arrests, suspensions. The Wake County school board will discuss Tuesday
[2/16/2016] racial disparities in student arrest and suspension rates in North Carolina's largest school system. The work
session agenda includes a report showing that the odds of being arrested for fighting are 1.67 times higher for Wake's black
students as compared to other students. The report also shows that the odds of being arrested for theft are 1.7 times for
black students as compared to other students. Additionally, black students accounted for 69 percent of the referrals made
by school resource officers to the adult criminal justice system, juvenile petitions, teen court, and other restorative programs.
The Editor says...
None of that should be construed as conclusive evidence that blacks are being treated unfairly.
Sanders confronted by supporters demanding slavery reparations as he courts the black vote. Bernie Sanders was repeatedly pressed to endorse reparations
tonight by his own supporters at a 'Black America' community forum. 'I know you're scared to say 'black,' I know you're scared to say 'reparations,' panelist Felicia
Perry said, then told him, 'Can you please talk specifically about black people and reparations?' Sanders replied, 'You and I may have a disagreement on this,' but
'it's not just black. This is Latinos. There are areas of America, more rural areas where its whites, OK? As he talked about income inequality and poverty
in the 'African-American community an audience member interrupted to urge him to use the term 'black.' 'I've said 'black' 50 times. That's the 51st,'
Wants Select Committee on 'Excessive Use of Police Force' on Minorities. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) wants the
House to create a select committee to investigate "the unjustified use of lethal and excessive force by police officers
against African-Americans." Earlier this month Rep. Rush introduced a resolution that would create a select panel similar
to the one reviewing the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi in 2012. "This past year alone we have seen
7 different incidents of the unjustified use of lethal and excessive force by police officers against African-Americans,"
the resolution says. "It is the will of the Congress that a select committee be formed to investigate these patterns of
excessive use of force in communities of color."
Conservatives, Men, and White People Are Not Responsible For Your Problems. Today, people will not shut up about their problems. They want to
let you know about every issue they have, every "microaggression" and every time they're offended. It's a bottomless sea of discontent. Worse yet, our
generation of complainers never seems to blame themselves for their own problems. Instead they've picked out a group of designated fall guys that it's always
okay to blame for every problem they have: Christians, conservatives, men or white people.
Myth of Wanton Police Shootings Collapses under the Weight of Facts. In a project titled "The Counted," the
Guardian is tracking killings by police in the United States and has compiled a comprehensive list for the year 2015.
The tracker was motivated by much-discussed but poorly founded concern about excessive use of police force particularly against
blacks. In December, police killed 92 people — 21 blacks, 40 whites, 17 Hispanics/Latinos, five
Asians/Pacific Islanders, and nine of unknown race. Fourteen were unarmed, including five blacks. Those who were
unarmed reportedly still posed other types of threats to officers. These threats included physical violence and ramming
officers with a vehicle. Most of these reports are based largely on the accounts of eyewitnesses and the officers involved
and so might not include all relevant details, such as results from ongoing police investigations. But the available facts
fail to support the claim, made most prominently by the movement Black Lives Matter, that police systematically target unarmed
black men. Of note among those who were killed is, however, the prevalence of mental illness.
York village votes to keep logo criticized as racist. Folks in a central New York village want to keep the community's official
logo, which appears to show a white man choking a Native American, even though critics call it racist. In a non-binding vote Monday
night [1/11/2016], residents of Whitesboro — a village of about 3,700 in Oneida County — voted 157-55 to not change
their current seal. The Whitesboro website says the emblem dates to the early 1900s and depicts a friendly wrestling match between
village founder Hugh White and an Oneida Indian.
Is the Left Even on America's Side
Anymore? [Scroll down] Black Lives Matter is a movement built on the fiction that police have declared open season on
innocent black Americans. According to progressive fictions, police are the agents of a "white supremacist society" — a
claim alone that should make one wary of the sanity of those who advance it. The facts belie the very basis of the claim that African
Americans are being indiscriminately gunned down by police: African-American males, accounting for 6 percent of the population
are responsible for more than 40 percent of violent crimes. But a Washington Post report on all 980 police shootings of 2015
reveals that only 4 percent of fatal police shootings involved white officers and black victims, while in "three-quarters of the
incidents, cops were either under attack themselves or defending civilians," or, as Michael Walsh observed in the New York Post, police
officers were "in other words, doing their jobs."
and the Insanity of the Liberal Mind. Obama, Holder, Jarrett and the gang would have us believe that we are a country of
racists. Ignoring the fact that Americans elected an African-American to the highest office in the land twice, this gang of angry
black folks is fueling the flames of hate — at the expense of African-Americans. Obama's divisiveness has set the civil
rights movement back decades as Black Lives Matters groups protest violently, police across the country are paralyzed while crime rises,
and everyone who does not agree that we are a racist country is labeled, well racist.
Stats That Destroy Liberal Narratives. "Consider, for example, that in 1958 a mere 4 percent of Americans
approved of interracial marriage. By 2013, that number had grown to 87 percent. In 2012 these once-taboo unions
hit an all-time high. Ku Klux Klan membership has shrunk drastically from millions a century ago to fewer than 5,000 today.
The Black Panthers are essentially extinct. While plenty of other hate groups have attempted to fill the void, they have always
operated on the margins of society. Black politicians are now common — President Obama's percentage of the white vote
was almost perfectly in line with that received by other recent Democrats, all of whom were white. Granted, these statistics offer
but a snapshot of American society, but the more one looks, the more a trend emerges. America is a lot of things; racist isn't
one of them."
No, Tamir Rice Was Not "Open Carrying," You
Race-Baiting Liars. I'm just as sick of the Tamir Rice case as the next guy, but it's also my job to debunk lies and
information on firearms and firearms laws, so I've been sucked back into this story at least one more time to debunk a pair of idiotic
articles written by out-of-their depth leftist writers who allege that Tamir Rice was "just open carrying."
calls for civil disobedience in Cleveland after Tamir Rice ruling. Civil rights activists in Cleveland have
invited like-minded people to their city to protest the prosecutor's decision not to bring murder charges against the two
police officers responsible for the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. As tensions mounted Wednesday, the NAACP's Cleveland
Branch joined a coalition of groups — which includes the Cleveland Renaissance Movement, Black People in Progress
and Nation of Islam — to outline their demands for the City of Cleveland: [...]
One of These Is The Toy Gun Tamir Rice Was Holding:
Prosecutors. A photo released today [12/28/2015] by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office shows what it says is a real gun next to the
replica gun 12-year-old Tamir Rice had the day he was shot dead by a Cleveland, Ohio, police officer. Prosecutors said in a report released today [12/28/2015]
that the gun Tamir was carrying — at the top and right — was "functionally identical" to the real one pictured at the bottom left.
The report came in the wake of a grand jury's decision today to not indict officer Timothy Loehmann or his partner, Frank Garmback, in connection with Rice's
death. Rice had that toy gun when he was shot dead by Lohemann on a Cleveland playground in November 2014.
Photo source: Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Office.
at Lena Dunham's college offended by lack of fried chicken. Students at an ultra-liberal Ohio college are in an
uproar over the fried chicken, sushi and Vietnamese sandwiches served in the school cafeterias, complaining the dishes are
"insensitive" and "culturally inappropriate." Gastronomically correct students at Oberlin College — alma mater
of Lena Dunham — are filling the school newspaper with complaints and demanding meetings with campus dining officials
and even the college president.
The Editor says...
If the school serves fried chicken, it's culturally insensitive. If they don't serve fried chicken, it's discriminatory. If the cast of a
movie is 100 percent black, it's an "exploitation" film. If the cast is zero percent black, it's racist. I don't know if you've noticed
this, but every TV commercial these days includes at least one black actor — usually front and center, or in the dominant/heroic role.
(Notice that in advertisements for fried chicken restaurants, all the customers are white.) Again, if everybody in a TV commercial is black, that's
wonderful, but if nobody in the commercial is black, that's exclusionary!
demand college rename 'Lynch' building because of racial overtones. Protesters at a Pennsylvania college are
demanding that the school rename a building called Lynch Memorial Hall because of the racial overtones of the word "lynch."
The group of students at Lebanon Valley College submitted a list of demands to the administrators, including nixing the name
of the building devoted to the college's former president, Clyde A. Lynch.
The Editor says...
What if Loretta Lynch was invited to speak there? Would the protesters insist that she change her name first?
Students Comforted with 'Counseling' after Seeing Confederate Flag on Laptop. University students in Massachusetts
who were upset by an image of a Confederate flag sticker on another student's laptop were offered counseling services at Framingham
State University. The offer came after the university's "chief diversity and inclusion officer," Sean Huddleston, described
the display of the small Confederate flag sticker as a "bias incident."
At last, the one day of the year when black federal employees can't be fired for any reason!
Black U.S. leaders call for Abolition Day
holiday. A group of black U.S. lawmakers and other prominent figures on Tuesday [11/24/2015] called on the federal government
to declare a national holiday to mark Abolition Day, the official end to the nation's use of slavery. Members of the Congressional
Black Caucus as well as a federal appeals judge and the NAACP released a petition asking for the holiday to fall on Dec. 6, which
this year marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment.
Real Story about Deceit in Racial Crime Numbers. When you ask, white people and black people report using cocaine in about
the same amount. But when you test, black people are six times more likely to use cocaine. And lie about it.
Stones. The door has swung open and now we can see what's really in there. [...] In fact, I'm even having
trouble figuring out what their problem is. One kid says he's against white privilege, but his family, which is all
black, is solidly part of that famous and much maligned 1%. So if a black man can earn millions of dollars a year in
Middle America, what's his son so mad about? What privilege can he possibly gain from disrupting a major college campus?
The coming campus revolution. We may be seeing
the beginnings of a full-blown campus revolution. Not a revolution based on actual oppression, but a revolution stemming
from perceived oppression and a desire to attain victimhood status. The seeds of the revolution sprouted in full
force this week, with protests at Yale and the University of Missouri. At Mizzou, students began protesting alleged
incidents of racism. In addition to whatever true allegations there might be, false ones have contributed to the mass
hysteria, as when Mizzou's student president was forced to retract a Facebook post informing students that the Ku Klux Klan
was on campus.
There are those who think blacks can get away with anything.
passengers kicked off Spirit Airlines flight at LAX; some claim racial discrimination. Seven passengers were booted from
a Spirit Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday night [11/2/2015], and one of them says they were discriminated
against because they were black. The onboard commotion began about 7:15 p.m. when an African American couple raised concerns
about an overbooked seat on Flight 868 to Dallas, said Officer Rob Pedregon, an airport police spokesman.
Community Organizing America. The modern art
of a community organizer seems fairly simple. The proverbial agitator identifies a particular aggrieved racial, ethnic, gender, or class
group that believes equality of opportunity must guarantee equality of result. Then he "organizes" the victims by claiming that their
ostensible failure to obtain parity can only be due to systematic racism, sexism, and bias by the supposed callous establishment majority
(usually emblemized as callous white, male, heterosexual Christians). Myth is useful (e.g., "hands up, don't shoot" or "one in four
women on campus suffer sexual assault"). Next he mounts a shrill campaign to demand "fairness" and "equality" [...]
Qatar Speech, Michelle Obama Complains About Growing Up as a Girl in America. Michelle Obama went to Qatar to
give a speech on girls education. There, the first lady of the United States complained about growing up as a girl in
America. "[B]ack when I was a girl, even though I was bright and curious and I had plenty of opinions of my own, people
were often more interested in hearing what my brother had to say. And my parents didn't have much money; neither of them
had a university degree. So when I got to school, I sometimes encountered teachers who assumed that a girl like me wouldn't
be a good student. I was even told that I would never be admitted to a prestigious university, so I shouldn't even bother
to apply," Obama said at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha.
The Editor says...
Boo hoo. I can hardly go on with my day, now that I've heard what a tough life Michelle Obama has had.
US high court grapples with racism in
jury selection. Timothy Foster has spent nearly 30 years on Georgia's death row. On Monday [11/1/2015], his
lawyer will speak before the Supreme Court to fight for his life, pointing to endemic racism in US jury selection and the death penalty.
More evidence that many so-called "journalists" are really political activists:
university dean is undermined by dashcam video, police chief says. A journalism professor's who claims she was stopped in a suburban
street for 'walking while black' has been undermined by a dashcam video, a police chief says. Dorothy Bland, the Dean of The University of North
Texas' School of Journalism, says she was 'racially profiled' when cops stopped her while exercising in her 'golf-course community' of Corinth, Texas,
on October 24.
Dean Accuses Officers Of Stopping Her For 'walking While Black' But Dashcam Shows She Lied. Dorothy Bland, dean
of the journalism school at the University of North Texas, is used to taking a walk at daybreak. That's what she was doing
when she says... THIS happened!
Many Black People in Prison — And Other Fairy Tales. The great and powerful Leo Strine figured it all out: Too
many black people are spending too much time in prison. [...] In Strine's world, either lots and lots of black people are in jail for no
reason. Or lots and lots of white people belong in jail, but get away with murder — and burglary and assault and shootings and
stealing cars and lots of other crimes. The solution to the both scenarios is easy enough: Rustle up the victims, videos,
witnesses, police reports, 911 calls and other evidence so Strine can free the wrongly imprisoned and imprison the unjustly free. If
racist cops, judges and juries are not doing their jobs, at least produce a few dozen victims. They should be easy to find. But
they are not. Because they do not exist.
Lives Matter asks state Dems for 'reparations'. The case for reparations is typically made as a form of
economic compensation to descendants of slaves. These days, some racial activists also make the case for reparations as
compensation for systemic discrimination in law enforcement.
The Cult of Victims. We change people's character
by teaching them that "victimhood" is a way to get attention and moral status. Our ancestors never would have accomplished much
if they'd labeled themselves victims. They crossed oceans and the prairie knowing that many people on the journey would die.
Some of them really did end up being victims. But they were proud of striving, not proud of being victimized. They
accomplished far more because of it.
African Americans, and Islam. [Scroll down] At the moment, two notorious wars of words come to mind; the
American "Black Lives Matter" (aka BLM) complaint domestically and the quarrels at home and abroad about terror, violence,
and Islamic culture. While the goals may vary, these rhetorical conflicts have much in common. Black America and Islam
are united by grievance, the perception, in both cases, that the plaintiffs are victims; preyed upon or handicapped by race,
religion, politics, oppression, bigotry, history, or all of the above. Indeed, in both cases, general and sweeping
indictments of "majority" cultures are used to justify a litany of social pathologies that run the spectrum from poverty,
illiteracy, addiction, crime, on to terrorism. Violence is the mastic that joins both Islamist and black American
Woman Asks 'White Friends' to Pay for Her
Therapy to Deal with Stress from Racism. A 29-year-old Thai-Cambodian woman has launched a fundraiser asking her "white
friends" to pay for her therapy — claiming that they owe it to her because stress caused by racism is why she needs it
in the first place. Rinna Rem is from the Portland, Ore., area and suffers from a chronic illness that affects the heart and
connective tissues called "Marfan syndrome." According to Rem, the condition is much worse for her because of all of the racism.
Hospital Star Slams Viola Davis' Emmys Speech: "She Has Never Been Discriminated Against". General
Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn was not a fan of Viola Davis' speech at the Emmys on Sunday night [9/20/2015] —
and now she's facing intense backlash because of it. Davis made Emmys history by being the first black woman to win the
award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama. In her speech, the How to Get Away with Murder star quoted Harriet
Tubman and observed, "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is simply opportunity. You cannot
win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there." [...] Davis' remarks were met with enthusiastic applause from the crowd
inside the Microsoft Theater, but Grahn slammed them on Twitter.
the #BlackLivesMatter Cult. [Scroll down] Many of these people are what Karl Marx might have called an
American version of the Lumpenproletariat. They are so hopelessly inept at life that they need to explain away their
failures. Their list of scapegoats is long. They blame imaginary systemic racial discrimination, markets, white people,
police, corporations, Republicans, insufficiently generous welfare programs, and whatever else trickles down day to day from their
intellectual betters in the academy. They need something to believe in. They need something to explain why their lives
[stink]. They hate America, and they want to burn it down. These are Obama's people. They're the Rev. Jeremiah
Wright's people. They're Minister Louis Farrakhan's people.
The Weariness of the Whiners.
Brandon Marshall, the New York Jets wide receiver and occasional sports commentator, charges that the National Football
League is racist. He alleges that the league favors white players over black athletes like him, especially white marquee
quarterbacks. Aside from the fact that Marshall recently signed a three-year contract for $27 million — and,
for example, African-American lineman Marcell Dareus just concluded a contract extension with the Buffalo Bills for six years at
$100 million — examine Marshall's whimper in light of the demography of the National Football League. Currently,
African-Americans comprise about 12% of the population. Yet they make up about 67% of the current meritocratic, but allegedly
racist NFL roster. In the quota parlance of affirmative action engineering, they are "overrepresented" in one of America's most
prestigious and compensated industries at over five times their percentages in the general population.
Man Suffers Another Racist Beating — in Whole Foods? Another black man is the victim of another racist
beating — for no reason whatsoever. Or so the media would have us believe. This time in Oakland. And we
know that because of what the CBS affiliate called an "unprovoked violent beatdown" was witnessed by one of the world's top
authorities on black victimization, Dr. Zoe Marks. And she is spreading this story around the globe. [...] ["]The 'witness'
in the video is a social justice warrior that has one of those dubious doctorates in 'African studies' degrees and ties to look
for racism where none is present. Everyone involved in this situation is black. A customer, the cashier, the manager
and the security guard — are all black.["] Except for Dr. Marks. She is white.
Man Kills Two White People for — Wait for It — Racism. Vester Flanagan murdered two local
television news employees today and posted a homemade video of the crime. He was a black man. The reason he chose to kill the
two white people? Racism. I know you're shocked. Reading statements made by WDBJ station management tells of a volatile
man who sought out things in which to find offense. [...] Perhaps the weatherman said to "watch for black clouds tomorrow" or the station
did a news report on "black holes." For someone constantly looking for offense, it is easily found. Especially for certain
blacks in America who have been trained to believe that EVERY failure in their life is due to racism of white people. Flanagan
was no different.
Murder Most Foul. There are people whose lives
are so empty that anger is their oxygen. F/W seems to have been in that camp, perhaps psychotically so, but is not the
#BlackLivesMatter (and before them Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton) business model of seeing racism behind every tree and under
every rock and in phrases like "the most qualified person should get the job" designed to foment just such anger?
about Vester Lee Flanagan II a/k/a Bryce Williams.
matter for Black Lives Matter movement. For the past year, the Black Lives Matter movement that emerged after
the killings of Eric Garner in Staten Island and Michael Brown in Ferguson wrestled with the same question the protesters of
Occupy Wall Street never did answer before fizzling out: What, exactly, do they want? This week, the activists who
never miss an opportunity to decry police abuse, real or perceived, moved importantly from cataloging a long train of abuses
to detailing a 10-point action plan. In that platform, some good, overdue ideas are undercut by utterly unrealistic
aspirations and policy ideas that would harm the very people they aim to protect.
of Wisconsin Director: Police Use Our "Stealing" as Excuse To "Arrest Us". Jaw dropping, then again, maybe not-so-much.
This is a continuation of a several year effort (Black Lives Matter) to claim the police are to blame for their efforts to stop unlawful
behavior. [Video clip]
women 'humiliated' after getting kicked off Napa Valley Wine Train. What started as a joyous ride through wine
county Saturday afternoon turned into a "humiliating" experience for 11 African American women, who said they were booted off
the Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing and talking too loud. Accounts and pictures of the episode have been spreading
across social media, spawning the hashtag #LaughingWhileBlack while the women involved have questioned whether they would
have been treated differently if they were not African American.
The Editor says...
If you act like civilized people, you will be treated as such. If you can't enjoy each other's company without screeching and
cackling disruptively, you may find others don't condone your behavior, especially on privately-owned transportation venues.
It's not about being black. It is about acting like an adult in public.
Ten Things You Didn't Know Were
Racist. [#5] Lunch bags look racist. Elliot Bronstein of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights sent a memo
to the public-affairs office banning the term "brown bag" as in brown-bag lunches. [#6] Complimenting America as
open and fair is racially hurtful. "I believe the most qualified person should get the job" is officially listed as a
micro-aggression that the University of California wants eliminated from its classrooms. Also banned are "America is
the land of opportunity," and "America is a melting pot," because some students may regard those ideas as controversial.
Ban on Saggy Pants Declared Racist. Henderson State University in Arkansas is being accused of racism for
posting a sign on campus telling students not to wear saggy pants. The whole argument here, of course, is that saggy pants
are associated with black culture, and therefore banning them is due to a racist hatred of that culture. After all, it's not
like the university should be able to expect students to cover their butts on campus.
The Tragic and Complete Collapse of Racial
Relations. Ta-Nehisi Coates writes that he has no affinity with the firemen and police who were incinerated on 911,
given his grievances over endemic racism and the inability of blacks to gain parity with the majority due to systematic exclusion,
formerly overt, today insidious. Currently, blacks make up about 12% of the population. The president of the United
States, the present (and former) attorney general of the United States, the secretary of Transportation, the secretary of Homeland
Security, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the head of NASA are African American. Twenty-one percent
of the Postal Service employees are African-American; seventeen percent of the entire federal work force is black. Seventy-eight
percent of the NBA are African-American. Sixty-seven percent of NFL players are black. Sixteen percent of the teams have
African-American head coaches; twenty-four percent of the teams have black general managers. Has the definition of diversity
become that overrepresentation in some areas (the Left's word, not mine) of African-Americans, based on percentages in the general
population, is still diversity, while underrepresentation of blacks in the physics department at Caltech is proof of endemic
racism? Or does a physics professor enjoy more perks and money than a NFL general manager?
Academic Fascism. Faculty leaders of the University
of California consider certain statements racism and feel they should not be used in class. They call it micro-aggression.
To them, micro-aggressive racist statements are: "America is the land of opportunity." That is seen as perpetuating the myth
of meritocracy. "There is only one race, the human race." Such a statement is seen as denying the individual as a
racial/cultural being. "I believe the most qualified person should get the job." That's "racist" because it gives the
impression that "people of color are given extra unfair benefits because of their race." These expressions don't exhaust the
list of micro-aggressions.
Saves Cop from Racial Hostility — Again. To the list of Trayvon Martin,
Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Sam Dubose and the millions of other martyrs to white crime and
violence, Garnet Coleman wants to add one more name: His. "He talked to me a like a child,"
Coleman said during the hearing. "He was so rude and nasty. When he found out I was a legislator
he became more rude and nasty. What I'm saying is that he treated me like a boy. I want to be very
clear about it." This is familiar territory for Coleman, who gets lots of awards for accusing lots of
people of racism. But the cop's dash camera recorded a different story. One that must interrupt,
however briefly, Coleman's installation in the Black Victims Hall of Fame.
Skin Privilege: To Be Above the Law. It is true that black Americans are not treated
equally by the nation's police forces — far too often they are treated better than
members of other races because police are quite properly terrified of being accused of race-based
discrimination. This preferential race-based treatment of African-Americans fuels violence and
social media-driven reigns of terror. It encourages today's race-baiting lynch mobs that troll the
Internet to satisfy their unquenchable desire to be offended and outraged. When the cranks and
low-rent bigots of the so-called Black Lives Matter movement target an enemy, they get plenty of
support from the media, and in many cases, from politicians. Black liberation theology and
critical race theory no doubt helped the nation get to this unfortunate place.
Consequences of Lib Indoctrination from the 60s to Obama. Due to black youths
believing America is against them and cops routinely murder them, black mob attacks, rapes, and
murders of innocent whites are on the rise. Black looters feel entitled. Social justice
gives them the right to recoup what whitey/America stole from them.
People Will Always Be Racists. Now that South Carolina has taken down the Confederate
flag flying on statehouse grounds, MSNBC is drumming the five whose state flags incorporate "Confederate
themes." [...] They continue to prove liberals are never satisfied. We fought the Civil War.
We ratified the Fourteenth Amendment. We have the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act
of 1965. The civil-rights movement was a success. Now, we have South Carolina pulling down the
Confederate flag. But it's still not enough.
The Declaration of
Codependence. You'd think the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage that advocates so
desperately wanted would have brought about some semblance of closure or calm, at least temporarily, to
those who celebrated it. You'd be wrong. Victimhood, which people used to fight against, is now
a coveted position in society. When that status is lifted, even in a way progressive advocates want,
the threat of losing that sought-after position is met with a desperate scramble of reclamation.
the Future. In the wake of the Charleston murders, some people promote the false
narrative that it's white racists who are the interracial murderers. That's nonsense. FBI crime
victimization surveys show that blacks commit 80 percent of all interracial violent crime. The
bottom line is that even if white people were to become angels tomorrow, it would do nothing for the
problems plaguing a large segment of the black community. Illegitimacy, family breakdown, crime and
fraudulent education are devastating problems, but they are not civil rights problems. There is
little or nothing that government or white people can do to solve these problems. The solution
lies with black people.
The Progressive Timeline. Race is
the most obvious big social issue which has been totally controlled by Progressives. Since the
1950's, the Left has had a free hand in trying to[ ]make the races get along. They even control
the definition of "getting along." Despite this, the last few years has been a non-stop campaign to
"fix" race, as well as a cynical effort to cause a race war. After the church shooting, every
member of the Cult was out in the streets claiming nothing has changed since the last time a white
guy killed a bunch of black people, which was fifty years ago. Normal people would look at the
near total absence of white on black crime in the South, relative to the bad old days, as an amazing
development. To the Left, this has not happened and it is still 1955.
Last Thing the Left Wants is Racial Healing. While the media was all abuzz over Obama
using the "n" word, I was outraged over him accusing my country of being a nation filled with
racists. Folks, our president actually said racism is in our DNA and is passed on from generation to
generation. Dude, you're a black man whom white folks — because blacks are only 12%
of the population — made leader of the free world two times. Stop it with the
"blacks are victims" nonsense. Millennial blacks have never or rarely experience bona-fide
racism. So why are Obama and his fellow Leftists hell-bent on instilling racial paranoia and
resentment against whites in millennial blacks? The answer is simple: this is how Democrats
keep their monopoly of the black vote. Instill in blacks that America is eternally racist and
voting for Democrats is the only way to keep the haters which are the majority at bay.
Americans now see race relations as nation's most important problem. While only 3 percent of black
Americans ranked race relations as the most important problem facing the U.S. when asked at the beginning of 2014, by
the end of the calendar year, that number had reached 15 percent and, halfway through 2015, remains at 13 percent,
according to pollsters at Gallup.
Teacher Exam Thrown Out For Being Discriminatory. At first glance, the city's second
Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST-2) seems fairly innocuous. Unlike the unfair literacy tests
of Jim Crow, LAST-2 was given to every teaching candidate in New York, and it was simply a test to
make sure that teachers had a basic high school-level understanding of both the liberal arts and the
sciences. [...] Nevertheless, this apparently neutral subject matter contained an insidious kernel
of racism, because Hispanic and black applicants had a passage rate only 54 to 75 percent
of the passage rate for whites.
Carter: White Americans cling to 'feelings of superiority' toward minorities. Former President Jimmy Carter
told AARP Bulletin during a recent interview that many Americans hold "feelings of superiority" toward minorities.
Mr. Carter spoke on a range of subjects with the magazine, including campaign spending and lobbyists, but he made a point
to say that the U.S. still is lacking in terms of safeguarding civil rights. "The recent publicity about mistreatment
of black people in the judicial and police realm has been a reminder that the dreams of the civil rights movement have not
been realized. [...] Many Americans still have racist tendencies or feelings of superiority to people of color," Mr. Carter
told AARP Bulletin, The Hill reported Thursday [6/4/2015].
The Editor says...
I guess I don't know what "the dreams of the civil rights movement" are or were. I thought the civil rights movement
was about blacks being required to sit in the back of the city bus, being confined to their own neighborhoods, and being
badgered at the polls. All that was eliminated decades ago, but President Carter seems to thing that nothing has
improved since 1960.
Of Blacks Due To Government, Not Racism. Hustlers and people with little understanding
want us to believe that today's black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery,
poverty and racial discrimination. The fact is that most of the social pathology seen in poor
black neighborhoods is entirely new in black history.
Racial Rancor from the FLOTUS. [Scroll down] Well, this year racial raconteur
Michelle is ramping up the agitation rhetoric to a whole new level. For instance, after visiting the
New Museum in New York to talk about drinking more water, dropping in on the Terracotta Warriors Museum in
China, frequenting the Metropolitan Museum of Art where, as honorary guest, she cut the ribbon for the opening
of the Anna Wintour Costume Center and, in time, one day being memorialized in the Smithsonian's National Museum
of American History, Michelle — who, by the way, is black — felt it was fitting to plant a
seed in the heads African-American school children about being unwelcome at museums. [...] To rectify rampant
gallery bias, Michelle challenged color-blind curators to grant children from minority communities free access
to America's museums, because nothing screams long-overdue reparations like a free pass to the MOMA.
Leaders Showing Signs of Frustration With Mayor de Blasio. Dozens of black ministers,
justice reform advocates and civil rights activists and four black members of Congress gathered last
Monday at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem to discuss a delicate matter: What to do about Mayor
Bill de Blasio. Over the course of the morning meeting, attendees voiced a series of concerns:
Mr. de Blasio, some complained, seems to have lost his appetite for criminal justice reform. [...] Other
participants grumbled that Mr. de Blasio and his staff have simply not done enough to communicate
with black community leaders on issues like affordable housing.
The Editor says...
Why did this meeting about local government take place in a church? Don't they have conference rooms at the City Hall?
Woodson: If All Whites Moved Out of USA, How Would It Solve Inner-City Problems? The
solution to poverty begins in the neighborhoods and the people affected by it, says Robert Woodson,
the founder and president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. "You always have to begin
with a solution in mind," Woodson told CSPAN Tuesday morning in a discussion on poverty. "I tell
people, what is your solution? If all whites tomorrow were to move to Canada and Europe, tell me how
it would affect the black on black crime rate, how would it it affect the out-of-wedlock births, how
would it affect the spread of AIDS? How would it affect those issues?" he asked.
Return of Obama's Hoax-Spreading Bitter Half. At Tuskegee, FLOTUS traded her affable
TV persona for the divisive social justice complainer we all came to know and loathe during her
husband's first presidential campaign. Obama's resurrected bitter half inspired the graduates by
complaining about people complaining about her. She complained about the "sting" of "daily slights"
throughout her life and her poor, beleaguered husband's. And then she complained. And complained.
And complained some more. She clucked at the "folks" (read: white folks) who allegedly "crossed
the street in fear of their safety" at the sight of the Obamas. She called out unnamed "clerks
who kept a close eye on us in all those department stores." She decried the racist "people at
formal events who assumed we were the 'help.'" (Funny, the only time I recall this happening
in the Obama White House was when Valerie Jarrett mistook four-star Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli, who
is white, for her waiter. But I digress.)
One of the most pampered women in America complains about how tough her life is:
Obama Tells Black Grads That White People Make Life Tough. Michelle Obama has made numerous
racially-charged statements in the past, but none so atrocious as her commencement speech at Alabama's Tuskegee
University on Saturday [5/9/2015]. The historically black school welcomed the First Lady's obscene comments,
cheering as she implied over and over again that they will always judged by the color of their skin by their white
Michelle Obama: Blacks have been 'frustrated
and invisible' for 'decades'. First Lady Michelle Obama urged students at Tuskegee
University, a historically black university in Alabama, to remain involved in civic life during a
time of tension regarding race relations across the country. At the school's commencement
address, the First Lady listed scenarios in which African-Americans feel they encounter systemic
discrimination, such as "nagging worries that you're going to get stopped or pulled over for
absolutely no reason." She said those feelings are "real," but disengaging is not an option.
"I want to be very clear that those feelings are not an excuse to just throw up our hands and
give up. Not an excuse. They are not an excuse to lose hope. To succumb
to feelings of despair and anger only means that in the end, we lose," Obama said.
The Editor says...
Her husband the President is black, the black Attorney General was just replaced with
another black AG, the head of Homeland Security is black, etc., yet Michelle still looks
forward to the day when the shtruggle will be over and blacks will be free to walk the shtreets.
Four Horsemen of the Education Apocalypse. America watches in horror as ravaging mobs
of young, mostly black, people tear through American towns burning cars and businesses, looting and
vandalizing, screaming obscenities and mindless chants. Our president blames slavery —
gone now for over 150 years, blacks blame the cops, journalists blame poverty, but so far no one
has blamed the educational system. If you spend between 12 and 16 years telling kids:
• that they are victims of gross unfairness,
• that they have no
hope unless somebody else fixes things for them,
• that the system is rigged
then you shouldn't be astounded when they blow up.
If You Read To Your Kids, You're 'Unfairly Disadvantaging' Others. According to a
professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking
about how they're "unfairly disadvantaging other people's children" by doing so. In an interview
with ABC Radio last week, philosopher and professor Adam Swift said that since "bedtime stories
activities ... do indeed foster and produce ... [desired] familial relationship goods," he wouldn't
want to ban them, but that parents who "engage in bedtime-stories activities" should definitely at
least feel kinda bad about it sometimes.
Justice Sociologist Denounces "Bedtime Reading Privilege". The difference between a
lunatic and a liberal egalitarian sociologist is that the latter has tenure and visiting professorships
at Harvard. As the frontier of social justice continually expands, like a balloon filled with
stale toxic gases, it has become time to investigate the privilege enjoyed by children whose parents
read to them at night, instead of smoking crack over their beds.
Obama: Museums Don't Make Young Minorities Feel Welcome. Are art museums welcoming
enough to minorities? While it's probably a question that never occurred to you since, if you
are so inclined, you simply pay the admission and enter, it it apparently a pressing issue to some
people. One of those people to whom this though has occurred is first lady Michelle Obama.
At the opening of the new $420 million Whitney Museum in New York City, the first lady spoke of a
"feeling of not belonging" in museums when she was a growing up on the south side of Chicago.
The Editor says...
A visit to a museum of art or natural history is an occasion where one is expected to "act white."
Silence, orderliness, decorum, and a quiet, contemplative atmosphere are expected. Loud music, larceny,
drinking, smoking, sleeping, eating, cursing, spitting on the floor, groping, screeching and cackling are
discouraged. It's a museum, after all, not the city bus. So it's true that certain people
do not belong in a museum. You wouldn't like the museum anyhow, if you have a compulsive
need to have an interactive video screen in your face at every waking moment. Being welcome
everywhere you go is not a right.
The very next day, this article hit the news wires:
accused of racism after high school kids are booted. The Upper East Side museum banned
a Brooklyn high school for life after its students were deemed too rowdy on a recent visit —
a move that some call discipline and others discrimination. A group of about 80 kids from
Downtown Brooklyn's Science Skills Center HS were kicked out after just 20 minutes after a student
allegedly spat off the museum's swirling rotunda lobby and another threw a penny off its winding walkway.
The coin was rumored to have hit a security guard. It was only a handful of troublemakers, but the
whole group of ninth- and 10-graders got the boot, with the museum forcing them to wait outside for an
hour for their bus to arrive.
Banning Unruly Students from an Art Museum is Now Deemed
Racist. Guggenheim museum accused of racism after 'banning mostly-black high school for life'
because kids 'spat and threw pennies from a staircase.' It's better to let the kids do their wilding
in the museum, and risk a multi-million dollar painting being ruined, than to be charged with racism.
the First Lady, America's Museums Aren't Institutionally Racist. The dedication of New
York City's new Whitney Museum — a $420 million, nine-story behemoth, under construction
in Manhattan's meatpacking district for the past five years — was an occasion for
celebration. Leave it to an Obama to employ the occasion for racial scolding.
lawmaker: Unrest comes from 'affluent' trying to keep control. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)
said Thursday [4/30/2015] that the riots and blight in West Baltimore are a result of "the affluent" using
the justice system to keep "control" over the poor and working classes. "Excessive police force and
staggering unemployment work together because what we've done in the United States is that we've said that
the affluent part of our society is going to demand more tax breaks, more wealth, more privilege, leaving
less for the less fortunate," he said during an interview on CNN's "New Day."
cases, four different stories. Four times in three years, three white police officers
(and one Hispanic watch captain, rebranded as 'white' by the Paper of Record) were accused of
tracking down and killing black men on purpose, a recurring theme of an epidemic of violence,
recalling the worst of Jim Crow. But it turned out that the four cases were all very different,
with the assumed role of race in each instance ranging from low or nonexistent to shockingly high.
Soldiers Sit Through 'White Privilege' Presentation — and the Backlash Isn't Pretty. The U.S.
Army is investigating an unauthorized diversity training presentation on "white privilege" shown to hundreds of Georgia
soldiers, USA Today reported [4/3/2015], citing an Army spokeswoman. The Equal Opportunity training presentation
was shown to about 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon on Thursday, according to Captain Lindsay
Roman. The portion of the program involved a slide projected on a screen entitled "The Luxury of Obliviousness,"
which listed elements of "white privilege."
Consider Puerto Ricans Disabled Because They Speak Spanish. The Social Security
Administration (SSA) approved disability benefits for hundreds of Puerto Ricans because they do not
speak English, despite the fact that Puerto Rico is a predominantly Spanish-speaking territory.
According to a new audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the agency is misapplying rules
that are intended to provide financial assistance to individuals who are illiterate or cannot speak
English in the United States. Under the rules, Puerto Ricans are allowed to receive disability
benefits for their inability to speak English as well.
Hawaiians Arrested in Protests of Massive Telescope. After days of blockading the road
to prevent construction machinery from reaching the summit, thirty-one out of about 300 protesters
against the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in the Mauna Kea Conservation District on the
Big Island of Hawaii were arrested by the Hawaii Police Department and officers of the Department of
Land and Natural Resources. [...] Native Hawaiian protestors hope to reach the Supreme Court and
worry that beginning construction before the courts reach resolution will cause irreparable harm to
the environment and to Native Hawaiian ancestral graves and sacred places.
of 'Dixie' brings complaint at WBTV. Management held meetings this week in the WBTV
newsroom to address staff concerns about racial sensitivity. On Wednesday morning [3/11/2015], a
photographer was heard whistling in the newsroom the folk tune "Dixie," whose origins date to the blackface
minstrel shows of the 1850s before becoming an anthem for Southern forces in the Civil War. Several
African American staffers were in earshot. On Thursday, two meetings were held with staffers and WBTV
general manager Nick Simonette and news director Dennis Milligan. "We wanted the staff to know that
we don't tolerate things in the workplace that make people uncomfortable," Milligan said.
You're Reading This, You're Racist. There is nothing too petty for progressives to
racialize. [...] Sweden's birdwatchers have already gotten in trouble for racially insensitive names
like the Hottentot bird. Meanwhile diversity promoters in American birdwatching claim that
minorities won't join because they're afraid of being attacked by militias and the KKK. National
Park Service Deputy Director Mickey Fearn had claimed that black people don't want to visit national
parks because of slavery and lynchings. He also suggested that national parks should check their
white privilege because, "Preserving wild places is a white concept, going back to Rome."
'We're the Slaves Who Built the White House'. President Obama, speaking today
[3/7/2015] in Selma on the 50th anniversary of the historical Bloody Sunday march: [Video clip]
to Voting Rights Remain, Selma Gathering Is Told. [Eric] Holder spoke at ceremonies
before veterans of the civil rights era and ordinary citizens who gathered here [3/8/2015] for a
commemorative march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to mark the 50th anniversary of a violent
confrontation between the police and protesters that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
"It has been clear in recent years that fair and free access to the franchise is still, in some areas,
under siege," said Mr. Holder, speaking at Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church.
Grievance In Obama's Most-Racial America. A community organizer becomes President.
[...] But what happens when you elect a professional grievance advocate whose entire purpose was,
and is, to promote grievance? It is an impossible task to remove the issues of their ideological
profession. Even when you give such an ideologue everything they demand, the ideologue will only
change the construct of the grievance. In essence you cannot fill a void that refuses to be filled.
Perpetual Grievance: "queer theory"
linked with illegal immigration. The average illegal alien might be puzzled to see his
situation analyzed under the rubric of "queer theory." That confusion would only mean that he has
not spent enough time in university circles, where such pairings spring naturally from the all-consuming
campaign to magnify victimhood and denounce the American status quo.
English Grammar Is Now Racist. It seems like not a day goes by without my reading
about some new absurdity. I ran across an article written by some left-wing lunatic who purports to
be an English teacher and who is part of what she calls the "social justice movement". She writes
for a blog called Everyday Feminist. She claims that demanding that everyone speak proper English
grammar is "grammar snobbery" and is oppressive and racist. Why is it oppressive and racist?
Because the dictionary was written by a white supremacist, heteropatriarchal system.
racist. There is nothing that happens in these United States that will not be impugned as secret
Banning Obscene Rap at Parade Is Racist. In an attempt to keep the upcoming annual
Mardi Gras parade family-friendly, the St. Martinville, LA police have asked participants to refrain
from playing rap music with vulgar lyrics. [...] In an increasingly coarse culture created by the
ACLU's destruction of minimal public decency standards, it would be no wonder that nothing could
possibly be considered offensive, even at an event where hundreds of children are present.
Outrage. The most disgraceful use of this strategy has been the deliberate stoking of
black rage against whites. Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown became martyrs not perpetrators. Al
Sharpton was anointed healer-in-chief and Obama's point man on race (the arsonist becomes the fire department
chief — such are the perversions Barack Obama has inflicted on America). Barack Obama has
fanned the flames by comments such as "racism is deeply rooted in American society" and his Attorney General
Eric Holder has race-baited throughout his tenure, routinely claiming civil rights violations at the height of
the strife triggered by the deaths of Martin and Brown — and routinely being frustrated by the
facts. Joe Biden told a black audience that "Republicans are "going to put y'all back in chains." [...] And
so it has been throughout Obama's presidency. He has never missed an opportunity to manufacture outrage.
Political Prayer. [Scroll down] He was scolding us in advance, not for what we
had done but for what it was clear to him, in his wisdom, that we were thinking about doing. Yet
if his goal had been merely to rub out all rage and bitterness against ISIS as if it were a cigarette butt
to be casually flipped to the ground and squashed by the presidential foot, he wouldn't have achieved half
the offensiveness he actually managed. For the president had no interest in claiming his own share in
the guilt of the Inquisitors; his goal was to demonstrate his long heritage of victimhood and show off his
moral superiority. He explained that the Inquisition had led via slavery right to Jim Crow; and where Jim
Crow is concerned, he embodies all suffering victims (not that he actually has any ancestors who were slaves).
to host 'Selma' screening at WH. President Obama is hosting the cast and crew of
"Selma" for a screening of the movie at the White House on Friday [1/16/2015]. The film about the
landmark 1965 voting rights march stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., and received an Academy
Award nod for Best Picture when nominations were announced Thursday. But Oyelowo was shut out of the
Oscars' Best Actor category, which many critics called a "snub." Others noted that Oscar nominees
in every top acting category were white.
The Editor says...
A nomination is now a civil right, I suppose.
Now and then, I think back to why I rejected the Left, many years ago — when I was in college. One of
the reasons was, they always kept the racial pot boiling. They would never let the pot cool off. It seemed
to me they did not want racial harmony. They preferred strife, regarding it as more "authentic" or something.
Harmony was for Toms.
To progressive politicians the Blue
Line is the enemy. The seeds of dissent planted along the path to anarchy is called
"Racial Profiling". Google "Racial Profiling" to see for yourself how hatred of the Blue Line
originally came to North America, and indeed elsewhere. It is racial profiling whose so called
statistics are incessantly reported by a propaganda press that manage to convince whole communities
that police deliberately pull young blacks off the roads for traffic infractions because of their
Is Among Least Racist Countries In The World. With all the recent race clanging on MSNBC and other
cable news networks, now's probably a good time to remind everyone that America is among the least racist countries
in the world. I know this statement will be shocking news to regular viewers of "PoliticsNation," but it also
has the quality of being true.
elected, first black president sees U.S. still mired in racism. More than 132 million Americans invested
their vote to elect — and reelect — Barack Obama as the nation's first black president. But that
president now says he's convinced the country remains mired in racism.
Ferguson in Black and White.
"We're talking about the exception here," contended Giuliani, regarding the shooting in Ferguson.
The real issue is "the fact that 93 percent of (murdered) blacks in America are killed by other blacks,"
Giuliani asserted. "I would like to see the attention paid to that, that you are paying to this."
About the complaint of heavy police presence in black communities, Giuliani said "white police officers wouldn't
be there if you weren't killing each other 70 to 75 percent of the time."
The death of this de facto martyr was mostly his own fault.
only the man who tragically decided to resist. Eric Garner was a career petty criminal
who'd experienced dozens of arrests, but had learned nothing from them. He was on the street July 17,
selling untaxed cigarettes one at a time — which, as inconsequential as it seems, happens to be a
crime. Yet another arrest was under way when, suddenly, Garner balked. "This ends here," he
shouted — as it turned out, tragically prophetic words — as he began struggling with
the arresting officer. Again, this was a bad decision. Garner suffered from a range of medical
ailments — advanced diabetes, plus heart disease and asthma so severe that either malady might
have killed him, it was said at the time. Still, he fought — and at one point during the
struggle, a cop wrapped his arm around Garner's neck.
last stand of the old line civil rights establishment: Ferguson as Selma. We are still
feeling the effects of Selma today. And now, the old-line civil rights establishment is attempting
to channel Selma into Ferguson. We have the marches, the demonstrations[,] the attempt to cast the
police as the villains, oppressing the black citizens. We're told, against all the facts[,] that
the cops shoot innocent, and defenseless young black men. They're stopped (and frisked) by the
police, just as 50 years ago a young black man would get stopped, and beaten, for walking in the
wrong part of town, or drinking from the wrong fountain, or sitting in the front of the bus. The
black leadership in this country wants to "go back to the future" and tell us that nothing has changed.
America is still rotten, still evil, still oppressing its poor. It is the sole rational for their
existence, to perpetuate the big lie.
Don't Take Away My Oppression!. As one egregious incident of racial oppression after
another turns out to be imaginary — the Duke lacrosse players didn't rape Crystal Magnum,
George Zimmerman didn't murder Trayvon Martin, Darren Wilson didn't murder Michael Brown —
the purveyors of the racism narrative are getting desperate. [...] America is the least racist
multi-cultural society since the Roman empire. There's really never been anywhere on earth
where so many different peoples live together so well. The trouble that besets us is not white
against black, and it's not black against white either. It's the left against liberty.
Is Obama locked in a victim
mentality? True victims can't surge out of anything, because they are hostage to forces outside their
control. They await justice and restitution. They don't, ultimately, see themselves as able to stamp out
poverty; they see themselves as the rightful recipients of food stamps. They don't, ultimately, see themselves
as able to take control of their health; they see themselves as the rightful recipients of free health insurance.
They don't, ultimately, see themselves as someone worth hiring and worthy of investing themselves with education and
training; they see themselves as worthy of 99 weeks of unemployment checks.
of the Victimhood. [Scroll down] This point of view is bolstered by journalists
who write things such as "80 percent of the traffic violations in this town are waged against Black
people" while neglecting to tell you that 90 percent of the town's population is Black. Or when
they report that "2/3 of all suspensions are of Black children" while neglecting to mention that the school
might be 78 percent black and 22 percent Hispanic. The reality is that in many of the inner
city public schools, there are little to no white children to suspend. There is no mention of personal
responsibility, familial responsibility or objectivity. Such is the culture of victim-hood.
Forget Slavery: Too Uncle
Tom Even for Conservatives? Is racism alive and well in America? Absolutely, on both sides. People have a
variety of prejudices. Is racial prejudice in America prevalent enough to stop anyone from achieving? No. The Bible
says "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he." Wow, what a powerful truth, able to empower or destroy you. If you
see yourself as a victim, you are. But, if you see yourself powerful and free, you are.
Brown Revealed to Have Charged Wilson; MSNBC Declares
the Word Charge to Be Racist. The grand jury found that Darren Wilson was
justified in shooting Michael Brown in part because forensic evidence and eyewitness accounts reveal
that the oversized maniac was charging him. Liberals respond as you might expect: by barking
that the word charge is racist.
Ready for the Super Bowl of Outrage in Ferguson. Many of those on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., have
legitimate concerns about police conduct and the possibility of wrongful force regarding Officer Darren Wilson's
fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Unfortunately, Ferguson also has become a huge electromagnet for
professional protesters who bounce from one focus of fury to the next.
Rejects the 'Disparate Impact' Fraud. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who is on the
American left's short list for replacing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, was informed by Judge
Richard J. Leon that his effort to find housing discrimination where none existed amounted to
"wishful thinking on steroids." Perez sought to apply the policy of "disparate impact" to housing.
Judicial Watch explains this contemptible concept. "Under the theory of 'disparate impact,' a defendant
can be held liable for discrimination for a race-neutral policy that statistically disadvantages a specific
minority group even if that negative 'impact' was neither foreseen nor intended," they write. "In such
cases, defendants can be forced to pay for harm caused not by their own actions, but by economic and statistical
realities, even if beyond their control." Leon wasn't buying it.
Tillis won because of voter law, not policies. Republican state House Speaker Thom
Tillis was elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday not because North Carolinians support his policies
but because of changes to state voting laws that affected who cast ballots, the NAACP said Thursday [11/6/2014].
Tillis defeated Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan 49 to 47 percent, or about 48,500 votes out of almost
2.9 million votes cast statewide, according to unofficial results.
to CNN: Southern GOP Still Believes in Slavery, Wins Through Racism. Rep. Charlie
Rangel (D-NY) is doubling down on his belief that southern Republicans still believe in slavery and
think the Confederates won the Civil War, implying that the Democrats' major senatorial losses came
as a result of racism. Rangel made the initial comments last week at a rally for incumbent New
York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Ebola and American
Racism. "It's really interesting how when Ebola was common in Africa, nobody cared
about it, but now that it's common in white countries, there is a vaccine and a cure." The
student who said this to me is a good student. He is intelligent, hard-working, courteous, and
curious about the world. We were conversing on an American university campus in mid-October 2014,
during the worst Ebola outbreak in history. I responded to this student, "Ebola has never been
common in Africa. The death toll is in the thousands, not the millions. Ebola is not common in
white countries. There is no vaccine. There is no cure. There are lots of incurable
diseases that strike lots of white people."
Kills. On Anderson Cooper 360 last week CNN's Ebola expert David Quammen —
Yale grad, Rhodes scholar — struck the perfect multicultural note. With the fury of a
Puritan divine, he scolded those who want to ban commercial travel to West Africa. "How dare we turn
our backs on Liberia," said Quammen, "given the fact that this is a country that was founded in the
1820s, 1830s because of American slavery. We have a responsibility to stay connected to them and
help them see this through." Quammen was merely saying out loud what the multiculturalists in the
Obama administration, the president included, have been thinking: America has become rich by oppressing
the people of color. We owe them, even at the cost of American dollars and American lives.
In the empty-headed patois of the movement, we must "check our privilege."
Mayor: Young Black Men Are Not Responsible For Their Actions. Michael Nutter is the
mayor of Philadelphia and... well, a nutter, which is Brit-slang for a crazy person. Hey, at least
he has that "truth in labeling" thing going for him. He penned a piece for the Huffington Post today
in which he "exposes" myths that are keeping young black men from succeeding. Not only doesn't he
disprove any myths, he essentially says that black men are not responsible for their own actions and
their only saving grace is massive government intervention. Like I said: a nutter. I think it's
safe to assume that the Honorable Mr. Nutter is not a member of the GOP based on his premise that a
racist society is keeping black men down and the only fixes are more spending by the government.
Bears and Anti-White Ethnic Studies. The California school district of El Rancho is
dropping its geography requirement and replacing geography with an ethnic studies requirement. As
nearly everyone understands by now, ethnic studies programs amount to government-funded racial polarization.
[...] As one brave teacher described the ethnic studies program he was part of: "The basic theme of the
curriculum was that Mexican-Americans were and continue to be victims of a racist American society driven by
the interests of middle and upper-class whites." These programs are problem enough already, and now a
legitimate educational subject is being pushed aside in favor of ethnic separatism.
American Students They're Victims Is A Grave Disservice. Goddard College's recent
decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many
unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by "educators" in our schools and colleges. Such
"educators" teach minorities born with an incredibly valuable windfall gain — American
citizenship — that they are victims who have a grievance against people today who have
done nothing to them, because of what other people did in other times. If those individuals who
feel aggrieved could sell their American citizenship to eager buyers from around the world and
leave, everybody would probably be better off.
Family Plays the Race Card After Ebola Patient Zero Dies. Thomas Eric Duncan, the
Liberian man who lied on his exit forms and brought Ebola to the United States, died today. It
took less than half a day for his family to come out and blame racism for Duncan's death.
Majority of Blacks Believe There Would Be Ebola Cure if Outbreak Originated in US or Europe. Nearly six in ten black
Americans (59 percent) believe that there would already be a cure for the deadly Ebola virus had it originated in Europe or
America. A YouGov/Economist poll also found that 62 percent of Americans think "more would have been done" to combat
Ebola had it not originated in West Africa.
In Ferguson, and elsewhere, the media
clings to predetermined conclusions. Some examples: Ferguson's population is two-thirds
black, but five of its six city council members are white, as is its mayor. Conclusion: this
racial composition must be the product of racism. Never mind that blacks barely turn out to vote and
field practically no candidates. Never mind that the mayor ran for a second term unopposed. Is
there a record of Ferguson's supposed white power structure suppressing the black vote? None has been
alleged. Did the rioters even know who their mayor and city council representatives were? The
press didn't bother to ask. But this "problem" is disturbingly widespread, in the media's eyes.
Are bird-watchers racist? In
Colorful World of Birding Has Conspicuous Lack of People of Color, author Martha Hamilton engages in hand-wringing and navel-gazing
over the relative lack of "people of color" (as opposed to the colorless majority) out looking for exotic avian life. [...] The horror!
If people do not do every recreational activity in exactly the same proportions, we are suffering from racism. For some reason,
people who claim to "celebrate diversity" want every group to behave exactly the same. And we know who is at fault.
Daily Caller Presents The Alphabet Of Racism: The Letter 'E'. Ending racism is racist, declared Justice
Sonia Sotomayor in a dissenting opinion after the Supreme Court ruled the feds can't force the state of Michigan to
engage in racial discrimination. Michigan had passed a proposal mandating race-neutral state policy, which
effectively banned affirmative action in that state. But Sotomayor complained Michigan's decision to ban a
racist policy was itself racist, because it "changed the basic rules of the political process in that State in a
manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities." If you or a loved one talked about Barack Obama's lack
of experience as a presidential candidate (and you're white), you're almost certainly racist, because "experienced"
is apparently a racial code word.
The concept is simple: If you don't pay your water bill, the city turns off your service.
Legal Defense Fund: Detroit Water Service Shutoffs Were Racially Motivated. After a
class action lawsuit filed against the city of Detroit, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says that
recent water shutoffs to Detroit residents were racially motivated. Veronica Joice with the NAACP
Legal Defense Fund says, "That (the shutoffs are) being done in a discriminatory fashion; and they
should at least take a look at whether there's a better way to do this that doesn't affect the most
vulnerable citizens — the majority of whom are African American here in Detroit."
complaint says N.C. hog farms hurt minorities. A federal complaint says North Carolina's regulation
of hog farms discriminates against minorities who, disproportionately, endure strong odors and contaminated water.
Three groups filed a complaint Wednesday that asks the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate what they say are
violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
and Lee University to remove Confederate flags following protests. Washington and Lee
University expressed regret Tuesday for the school's past ownership of slaves and promised to remove
Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel after a group of black students protested
that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities. President Kenneth P. Ruscio's
announcement was a surprising move for the small, private liberal arts college in Lexington, which
has long celebrated its Southern heritage. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as the
university's president after the Civil War, his crypt is beneath the chapel, and the school has gingerly
addressed its ties to the Confederacy and its having profited from the possession and sale of slaves.
man sues Benjamin Moore over 'racially offensive' paint names. A New Jersey man named
Clinton Tucker is suing former employer Benjamin Moore, claiming discrimination regarding the paint
company's colors "clinton brown" and "tucker chocolate." Tucker, who identifies himself as an
African-American man in the lawsuit filed in Essex County court in Newark, said he was hired in
June 2011 in the digital marketing department but quickly found himself being discriminated
against, according to a write-up of the filing on CourthouseNews.com. Tucker is seeking damages
for discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment, according to the suit.
Black Employee Sues Paint Company Over Racist Paint Names. A black man in New Jersey
has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Benjamin Moore Paints, which he says named one of
its paint colors after him and then fired him when he complained. Clinton Tucker, who managed
online sales for Benjamin Moore, which is owned by the conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, said that
he was bothered by the names of several of the company's paint colors, "Clinton Brown," "Tucker
Chocolate," and "Confederate Red."
The Editor says...
The minute you let the perpetually offended whiners take control of the dictionary and allow them to delete
every word they find offensive, you open the door to Newspeak, as Orwell predicted in 1984.
Agency Scraps Employee Ratings To Avoid 'Discrimination'. One government agency has
decided that the results of employee ratings are too discriminatory, and eliminated the process
entirely. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on Monday [5/26/2014] that it will now award all
employees the highest rating regardless of performance reviews. The CFPB, which oversees
transactions in the financial sector for the federal government, decided to no longer conduct
employee reviews because there were just too many apparent "significant disparities" between the
races, ages, and locations of its employees. According to American Banker, this new policy is set
to cost over $5 million dollars, as it will now pay employees as if they received the highest
The Editor says...
In other words, this is five million dollars that will be spent to appease the perpetually
offended ("I didn't get a raise because I'm black!") and lower everyone's standards to rock bottom.
general says racial equality threatened in subtle ways. Attorney General Eric Holder
said on Saturday while public utterances of bigotry are roundly condemned in the United States
racial discrimination persists in more subtle ways.
Obama tells students 'by some measures our schools are as segregated' as they were back
then. Segregation by force of law is no longer legally acceptable in America, but de
facto segregation still plagues our schools and neighborhoods, First Lady Michelle Obama told a
group of graduating students Friday night [5/16/2014]. The First Lady was expected to use the speech to
celebrate about diversity in America. Instead, she took racism head on, telling the Topeka, Kansas,
seniors, 'by some measures, our schools are as segregated as they were back when Dr. King gave his
Obama warns of resurgent school segregation. In her prepared remarks, the first lady
praised the legacy of that decision, Brown v. Board of Education, noting the diversity of the crowd
before her. But she also warned that the specter of school segregation is returning as people of
different races cluster in separate communities, urging the graduates to continue striving for
inclusion and mutual understanding.
The Editor says...
People of different races congregate together (for example, on Sunday morning) because they choose to, not
because the government tells them to. Voluntary segregation is also known as "freedom of association," and
only leftist troublemakers like Mr. and Mrs. Obama think it is something to be eliminated.
What a non-minority won't
dare say about racism, bigotry. An email is floating around with comments allegedly
from an unnamed Canadian: "Only in America ...could people claim that the government still
discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and
roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 10% of the population is black, 40+% of all
federal entitlements goes to black Americans — 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate
that go to Hispanics!" Don't know who said it but it rings true.
EPA Chief Regina McCarthy: Pollution holds African-Americans back. Regina "Gina" McCarthy, President
Obama's chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, has essentially called pollution a force of racism in the US,
saying that pollution is "holding back millions of African-Americans." McCarthy made even more strange
comments at an April 24 appearance at Clark Atlanta University sponsored by the Hip Hop Caucus, [...] The
EPA chief, who was appointed by Obama in July of last year, claimed that black students are the "most vulnerable
to climate change" and they should become "champion climate justice advocates." Turning pollution into an
excuse to throw the race card, McCarthy claimed that stopping pollution is all about "equity" and that minorities
have been "overburdened by pollution and environmental health hazards for far too long."
disciplined at higher rates than whites at Wichita-area schools. Black students at schools in
Wichita and surrounding districts are disciplined at higher rates than their white peers, a trend that mirrors
racial disparities throughout the country, according to the most comprehensive survey of school civil rights
data in nearly 15 years. The findings, part of an expansive survey of America's public schools by
the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, shows that black students are more likely than
whites to be suspended or expelled at middle and high schools in Wichita and most area districts.
Run L.A. Classrooms, Thanks To Obama Suspension Ban. As we predicted, the Obama
regime's anti-suspension policy is backfiring. Los Angeles teachers complain unsuspended violent
kids are intimidating them and effectively ruling their classrooms.
to spend $4.75M studying race. The Justice Department will spend $4.75 million to
create a center to collect racial data on police stops, searches and arrests in an effort to shine a
light on a perceived bias against minorities. [...] In a video statement issued Monday afternoon [4/28/2014],
Holder pointed to a recent study finding that roughly half of all black men in the United States are
arrested at least once by age 23. The same study found that black men were six times more
likely to be arrested than white men in 2012.
Justice Department to collect police data to evaluate racial bias. The Department of Justice will
begin collecting law-enforcement data on stops, searches and arrests made in some U.S. cities to evaluate racial
discrimination, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video statement Monday [4/28/2014]. Mr. Holder
said this initiative, funded by a $4.75 million federal grant, will help level the playing field for men
of color and improve the relationship between African-Americans and the law-enforcement community.
Half of African-American men have been arrested at least once by age 23, and overall, black men were
six times more likely to be imprisoned than white men in 2012, Mr. Holder said.
The Editor says...
If blacks are "six times more likely to be imprisoned than white men" it's either the result of a nationwide
conspiracy that involves every cop, every District Attorney, every judge and every jury in the country, or it
could be because, on a per capita basis, blacks commit six time as much crime as whites.
 ) Mystery solved. Where
do I collect the $4.75 million dollars?
The Paranoid Madness of the
Democratic Party. The Democrat may no longer believe in God, the Constitution or even motherhood and apple pie, but he
devoutly believes that somewhere out there Republicans are sitting in a sealed room and plotting to bring back the 50s. And if
not the 50s, then at least the early 60s. The left accuses the right of being deeply paranoid. Meanwhile the left is
convinced that every Republican sneeze is a racial putdown of America's first black president since Bill Clinton.
Boehner blasts Eric Holder for claiming he and Obama are treated differently
because they are black. House Speaker John Boehner blasted Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday for
suggesting that Republicans only attack him because he's black. 'There is no issue of race here,' he told a reporter
during his weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill. Holder went off-script Wednesday during a speech to Al Sharpton's
National Action Network, slammed Republicans for consistently attacking him and Barack Obama because they are the first
African-Americans to hold their jobs. 'What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?'
he said, alluding to his status as the only African-American ever to hold that post.
'White Privilege Conference': Whites Are Never Cured of Racism. More details are emerging about what was
presented at the "White Privilege Conference" held in Madison, Wisconsin, where tax money was spent to train teachers
how to annihilate "white privilege" and "white supremacy" in American schools. One session insisted that
whites can never be cured of their permanent racist attitudes.
city's black violence on slavery. Curiously, the [Wilmington, Delaware] city council was
instrumental in killing a $250 million deal to privatize the Port of Wilmington last year. The
Port is losing $8 million a year but city officials and union leaders convinced the state to stop
the deal because building a new port would somehow kill jobs. And without jobs, there is violence.
As the city made its way to what would be record numbers for shootings — 154 shot and
18 dead are the final numbers for the 2013 — the city council found a new excuse in
December. It passed a resolution declaring that black violence in Wilmington was the result of
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder brought on by slavery.
about black violent crime.
Big Topic on Campus: Racial 'Microaggressions'. A tone-deaf inquiry into an Asian-American's ethnic origin.
Cringe-inducing praise for how articulate a black student is. An unwanted conversation about a Latino's ability
to speak English without an accent. This is not exactly the language of traditional racism, but in an avalanche of
blogs, student discourse, campus theater and academic papers, they all reflect the murky terrain of the social justice
word dujour — microaggressions — used to describe the subtle ways that racial, ethnic, gender
and other stereotypes can play out painfully in an increasingly diverse culture.
preschoolers more likely to face suspension. The racial disparities in American education, from
access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released
Friday [3/21/2014] by the Education Department's civil rights arm.
Thousands of preschool
kids getting suspended. Data to be released Friday by the Education Department's civil rights arm finds
that black children represent about 18 percent of children enrolled in preschool programs in schools, but almost
half of the students suspended more than once.
The Editor says...
Maybe the little bastards (in the literal sense) are getting suspended for misbehavior because they live in godless, fatherless
households, usually with an assortment of half-siblings and a mother who uses the television as a babysitter
and only has additional kids because it increases her welfare payments. Prove me wrong.
Dartmouth Caves to Student
Threats. [Scroll down] The initial student letter called for greater diversity in the faculty and post-doctoral
program as well as an increase in enrollment for Black, Latino, and Native American students to 10 percent of the student population
each. The anonymous students also demanded that all students be required to take classes on "social justice" and "marginalization,"
that gender-neutral housing be available for all students, and that restrictions on the use of the term "illegal immigrants" be
imposed. In response to the demands for racial quotas, Dartmouth plans to allocate $1 million to hire faculty "who
bring diverse perspectives to campus." Another $30 million will also be spent to bring in more minorities for the
Finding Hate in All the Wrong
Places. Against my better judgment I took a look at the recent update of the despicable Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate
map." One of the groups I hadn't noticed before, listed as "anti-LGBT," was the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM).
I was unfamiliar with it so I looked it up; maybe it was a kook outfit like the Westboro "Baptist" "Church." After all, just because
the SPLC calls something a "hate group" doesn't mean it's not. You won't be surprised to learn that C-FAM is a mainstream conservative
group, devoted to keeping an eye on the antics of the U.N. and related transnational activist groups.
College to award annual Trayvon Martin
Award for Social Justice. The Providence College Black Studies Program e-mailed students, faculty, and administrators Tuesday to renew an
award called the Trayvon Martin Award for Social Justice. The award honors those who have shown leadership and commitment to "challenging and
eliminating racism" and "empowering others to seek social justice," said the e-mail obtained by The Daily Caller.
Students unhappy about U-M's racial
climate. University of Michigan students plan to hold an all-night protest starting Tuesday over what they call low minority enrollment
and inclusion on campus as school officials move forward with plans to boost racial diversity and increase black enrollment.
Student forced to apologize
for emailing pic of Obama kicking a door, because RACISM. [Scroll down] What happened next is almost unbelievable: Another student
issued a formal complaint against Farnan for committing a "micro-aggression." For those not up-to-date on the PC lexicon, "micro-aggression" is the latest
phrase of choice for leftist radicals seeking to blame racism for common annoyances suffered by people of all races. Minority activists at the University of
Michigan, for example, have insisted that trivial slights, such as "Having your opinion second-guessed in a group assignment," are micro-aggressions that betray
the campus as a hostile place for students of color.
and the Black Guilt Complex. [Scroll down] There are at least two other subtexts of the black guilt complex besides the ten-foot
pole phenomenon evidenced by Joe. There is guilt over black criminality and the collapse of the black family and the fact that
some of the more prominent aspects of black popular culture are obscene, vulgar, and tedious. And there is guilt over the African-American
studies race grievance industry, which has abducted the minds of many gifted black people who would otherwise have done something useful with
The Politics of Race: "Perpetual Victimhood". [Y]oung
Trayvon Martin — although flagrantly brandished as an icon for civil rights — was an ordinary youth, evidently troubled and in
need of care and guidance, like many other youths. Here is some of what was revealed about Martin: a photo in which he shows his gold
teeth to the camera while pointing upwards his middle fingers; suspension from his school less than a month before his encounter with Zimmerman;
texts and photos of firearms associated to Martin and a "U gotta gun?" text sent from his phone eight days before his death; texts referring to
marijuana and photos that show him blowing smoke; texts and a video that suggest his involvement in organized fights.
A Challenge to Our Beliefs. What
do low-income whites in England and ghetto blacks in the United States have in common? It cannot be simply low incomes, because children from other
groups in the same low-income brackets outperform whites in England and outperform blacks in America. What low-income whites in England and ghetto
blacks in the United States have in common is a generations-long indoctrination in victimhood. The political left in both countries has, for more
than half a century, maintained a steady and loud drumbeat of claims that the deck is stacked against those at the bottom. The American left uses
race and the British left uses class, but the British left has been at it longer.
Blacks and Obama. Obama's electoral success further
confirms what I've often held: The civil rights struggle in America is over, and it's won. At one time, black Americans did not have the
constitutional guarantees enjoyed by white Americans; now we do. The fact that the civil rights struggle is over and won does not mean that
there are not major problems confronting many members of the black community, but they are not civil rights problems and have little or nothing to do
with racial discrimination.
No, Oprah, America
isn't racist. Oprah's pronouncement produced another "huh?" moment for me, considering the fact that it was millions of
Americans that gave their colorblind eyes to her show for a quarter-century, famous enough to be interviewed by the BBC. As
communism wound down in the Soviet Union, President Reagan was asked whether he still considered it an evil empire. "You are talking
about another time, another era," he replied. Oprah is still living in that other time and era in which people separated themselves
from one another primarily on the basis of race — a real time to be sure — but one that is, for the most part, not
our reality today. That's especially so at the highest levels of politics and entertainment.
Generations 'marinated' in racism will need to die out for discrimination to end across the world. Oprah Winfrey has said racism
is still a problem around the world and the only way for it to end is for generations of racists to die out. [...] The 59-year-old added that
President Obama was treated with disrespect because of the color of his skin and said she feels fortunate to have been born after segregation
ended in the U.S.
The war against achievement. A friend recently sent me
a link to an inspiring video about an upbeat young black man who was born without arms. It showed him going to work — unlike
the record number of people living on government payments for "disabilities" that are far less serious, if not fictitious. [...] The
vision on which the all-encompassing and all-controlling welfare state was built is a vision of widespread helplessness, requiring ever
more expanding big government. Our "compassionate" statists would probably have wanted to take this young man without arms, early on,
and put him in some government institution. But to celebrate him in the mainstream media today would undermine a whole ideological
vision of the world — and of the vast government bureaucracies built on that vision.
Black Mob Violence and Denial. [Scroll
down] Here is a homework assignment. Find a cop, active or retired. Ask them the following question: When you stop a black
person in a car or on the street or in a home or anywhere in the course of your duties, how often do they say "You are only doing this because
I am black"?
A Shocking Number. It is an irony of history that
waving the bloody shirt has in the Age of Obama become the Democrats' primary mode of discourse. Oppose the Affordable Care Act? Racism. Like
the Second Amendment? Racism. Black Barbie is on sale for half off, but white Barbie is full price? Racism. Black holes sucking the
energy out of your quadrant? Why single out the black ones? Racism! Waving the bloody shirt is not only about making an emotional
appeal — it's a strategy for distraction.
The Bad Fruits of Race Hustling.
Some people try to explain how Asians and Asian Americans are able to succeed so well in education and in the economy by some special characteristics
that they have. But their success may also be due to what they do not have — namely "leaders" who tell them that the deck is so
stacked against them that they cannot rise, at least not without depending on these "leaders." Such leaders are like the people who said that
the laws of aerodynamics showed that the bumblebee cannot fly. Those who have believed these "leaders" have in fact stayed grounded, unlike
Does Aaron Alexis Represent A New Breed of
Killer? Although many hoped that the election of Barack Obama would ameliorate black discontent, those paying attention were less optimistic.
In his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, Obama reveled in his own grievances, all of them either false or trivial. Friendly Obama biographer
David Remnick conceded that many of those slights were "novelistic contrivances," but if Obama "darkens the canvas" or "heightens whatever opportunity arises"
to score a racial point, he did so, according to Remnick, "obviously" because he was going "after an emotional truth."
The Bad News Is Wrong. Half a century ago,
life was brutally oppressive for blacks in the South. Today the South is the most attractive place for black Americans to live.
Anniversary Speaker Compares Supreme Court Justices to KKK. Melanie Campbell, the president of the National Coalition on Black
Civic Participation, said though black Americans are not threatened by biting dogs and KKK members in white hoods, the "dogs are still biting in
other ways" and there is still "racism and inequality."
We HAD A Dream.
If Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he'd cheer the great strides African-Americans have made since his 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech. So why are his
heirs so angry? Hearing their down-in-the-mouth speeches commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington, you'd think there'd been little
progress in equality and living standards for blacks. Last Saturday's celebration quickly turned into a grievance-fest.
A Discussion On Race,
Crime And The Inconvenient Facts. The racial victimhood industry demonstrably cares little about the facts, for example, in cases such as
Martin-Zimmerman. [...] It took zero lag-time after the original Trayvon Martin incident for race baiters such as Al Sharpton to accuse our country of
engendering a climate of racist danger for black citizens. This qualifies as anti-American slander of the first magnitude because the facts are
to the contrary — if anyone still cares to know them.
Instead of celebrating progress, the blacks engage in a massive celebration of self-pity.
Thousands gather on Mall for
March on Washington anniversary. Tens of thousands of people descended on the national Mall on Saturday [8/24/2013] to rally for a litany of
civil rights issues in an event organizers billed as a continuation of the March on Washington 50 years ago.
The Left's Faux Martyr. The Left has a new martyr.
Rosanell Eaton is a 92-year-old black woman with a compelling story about the harm done to vulnerable people, especially members of minority groups, by North Carolina's
new voter-ID law. But none of it holds up. Rosanell Eaton isn't a martyr at all, in fact.
Students go back to school with 'Trayvon Martin dialogues'.
Middle and high school students in San Diego, California will be encouraged to vent their frustration that the world lacks justice when they return to school and participate in the
"Trayvon Martin dialogues" this fall. [...] The sponsors of San Diego's Trayvon Martin dialogues, however, believe the resolution of the case has produced in teenagers "feelings of
fear, anger, and skepticism that they will live in a just society," according to The College Fix.
Racial Warfare. Two months ago, President Obama declared again,
that the War on Terror is over. [...] But there's one conflict that will truly never end, or more precisely, will never be allowed to end: the
perceived war of American racism. In this conflict even though, for all intents and purposes, a kind of peace was reached years ago through
constitutional amendments and numerous legislative acts, the battle rages in the hearts and minds of too many Americans.
Dem Lawmakers: Tighter Border Security
Means More Illegal Immigrant Deaths. Texas Democratic Congressmen Rubén Hinojosa and Beto O'Rourke are pushing back against efforts to
further secure the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing that more migrants would die while illegally crossing the border into America.
for Trayvon' Protests Draw Small Crowds; Nation Moves On. Nationwide rallies against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the
shooting death of Trayvon Martin drew small crowds, a sign that Americans had largely accepted the verdict and that race relations are not
nearly as frayed as Al Sharpton's National Action Network had sought to indicate. The flagship rally in New York only drew a crowd of
"hundreds," while a rally in Newport News, Virginia struggled to draw two dozen.
Birth of a Racist. Use of racism to implement an
agenda or get one's way, has been building over years. This isn't news to any of you. Anytime you fire someone who is a minority,
you must have documentation backing up your non-racist justifications. Even if you have pages and testimony to bolster your decision,
you still could be confronted with an unpleasant lawsuit identifying you as a "discriminator." Even though we are supposed to be a
color-blind, post-racial society, groups and individuals force us to think about race all the time.
Cummings: 'I cross
the street' when white women walk toward me. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, has been a member of Congress for almost two
decades. Yet when he is walking down the street in Washington, D.C., at night and white women walk toward him, he says "I cross the
street" to avoid making them uncomfortable.
Obama Continues Racial Zimmerman Narrative
While Hispanics Targeted. Barack Obama continued to promote the evidence-free narrative that Trayvon Martin was racially profiled
by Hispanic George Zimmerman in remarks made Friday. The President said, "few African-American men in this country who haven't had the
experience of being followed."
Let this be a lesson to us all:
The Election of a
Black President has Meant Nothing. The greatest hope most Americans — including Republicans — had when Barack Obama
was elected president was that the election of a black person as the country's president would reduce, if not come close to eliminating, the racial
tensions that have plagued America for generations. This has not happened. The election, and even the re-election, of a black man as
president, in a country that is 87 percent non-black — a first in human history — has had no impact on what are called
PC sentiment is the real
injustice. Do you remember when O.J. Simpson was let go after killing two people? If you questioned that verdict, or the
racial makeup of the jury — you were a racist.
Now a jury lets off a "white Hispanic," and if you're not out on the street
complaining about it — you're a racist.
Ben Jealous: These are 'times of great peril'. Today's opening speeches of the NAACP's national convention in Orlando have become a
rallying cry for action in Trayvon Martin's name. NAACP president and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous told hundreds of attendees that although
these are times of great possibility, they are also "times of great peril." "We feel it every time we see one of our young sons... walk
out the door and pull his hoodie up," said Jealous.
The Editor says...
The rebuttal to Mr. Jealous has already been written by
"Then again, your teenage son, regardless of skin hue, is likely to live a longer, healthier life if he manages to avoid suspensions from
school, dabbling in drugs, getting caught with jewelry and a burglary tool hidden in his backpack, and aspiring to gangstahood."
Black English and a Bad Saint Bernard.
If you ever want to get out of your neighborhood McDonald's or Walmart, it helps to speak English. For a variety of reasons, whether
we like it or not, speaking only Spanish in the United States seems less of an impediment to at least a modestly successful life than
speaking "Black English." [...] But when so many young blacks refuse to speak English because they don't want to "seem white," it is
difficult for whites to respond by saying "OK, you're hired."
Sued For Trying To Avoid Hiring Convicts. In 1963, the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King said it was his hope
that black Americans would no longer be judged on their color of their skin, but on the content of their character. Fifty years
later, the Obama administration's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says King got it wrong. The EEOC launched two lawsuits
against private companies this week over their use of criminal background checks, claiming that in rejecting applicants with proven
criminal records, they somehow discriminated against minorities under a disparate impact clause in their guidelines.
Employment Checks Fuel Race Complaints.
In complaints filed in federal courts in Illinois and South Carolina, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said two companies
discount retailer Dollar General Corp. and a U.S. unit of German auto maker BMW AG generally barred potential employees based on the
criminal checks, when they should have reviewed each applicant. The commission said the policies had the effect of discriminating
against black applicants. The suits underscore increasing government scrutiny of criminal and credit checks, which are widely
used to screen job applicants.
The War on Pot Is Both Insanely Racist and
Insanely Expensive, New Report Says. Across the United States — north, east, south, west — blacks
are more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession. That's the conclusion of a new ACLU report that compares
arrest data from 945 counties across the country.
The Editor says...
That doesn't necessarily prove unfair enforcement. Maybe blacks like marijuana more than whites.
Louisiana legislator claimed Obamacare opposition is motivated by race. Karen Carter
Peterson, who also chairs the Louisiana Democratic Party, claimed Monday that opposition to Obamacare is 'about the race of this African-American
president.' 'It's not about how many federal dollars we can receive. It's not about that,' she told her fellow lawmakers.
'You ready? It's about race. No, nobody wants to talk about that. It's about the race of this African-American president.'
The Editor says...
The Democratic Party platform is discussed on another page. The primary goal of this
particular Democrat, Ms. Peterson, seems to be the acquisition of federal dollars, as if federal dollars can be obtained at no cost.
The veneer of racism and perpetual victimhood doesn't help, either.
Democratic Party chief says ObamaCare critics motivated by race. The head of the Louisiana Democratic Party said on the floor of
the state Senate this week that opponents of the federal health care overhaul are motivated by President Obama's race — a remark
that drew the scorn of state Republicans who now want her to apologize. State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, who is also chairwoman of the
state Democratic Party, repeatedly invoked race as she railed against ObamaCare critics.
Obama's Black lie to Black
Graduates. While delivering the commencement speech at historically black Morehouse College, President Obama predictably utilized
"victimology 101" to access the inner victim that presumably exists inside all black Americans. He disingenuously reminded the all-male
graduates, "As an African American, you have to work twice as hard as anyone else if you want to get by." Unsurprisingly, this underhanded
insinuation that racism is so pervasive that no amount of individual effort will overcome it received a thunderous ovation, even though this
recycled notion has the legitimacy of a three-dollar bill.
Don't be afraid
to call evil by its name. There is always someone, somewhere looking for a reason to be offended. Jesse Jackson has fashioned
a lucrative career out of being perpetually peeved. It works if you know how to play the game. And one of the reasons it works is that
too many people who ought to know better allow themselves to be characterized as racists, xenophobes, homophobes, anti-Semites; it's a long list.
A doctor is accused of mass murder, so naturally he plays the race card.
Defense Attorney: Prosecution of
Gosnell is 'Elitist, Racist'. Defense lawyer Jack McMahon delivered his closing argument on behalf of abortionist Kermit
Gosnell on Monday, [4/29/2013] accusing prosecutors of "manipulating" the case to engage in an essentially "racist" prosecution of the
man charged with four counts of first-degree murder, killing babies born alive during abortions by snipping their spinal cords with
Boom: Gosnell Attorney Says Doctor
Targeted Because He's Black. In a move displaying the desperation the defense must feel, Kermit Gosnell's attorney
blamed his prosecution on racism in his closing arguments today repeating the charge he made during opening arguments.
Study: Black students suspended more often than
others. Black students are suspended more than three times as often as their white classmates, twice as often as their Latino classmates
and more than 10 times as often as their Asian classmates in middle and high schools nationwide, a new study shows. The average American
secondary student has an 11% chance of being suspended in a single school year, according to the study from the University of California-Los Angeles
Civil Rights project. However, if that student is black, the odds of suspension jump to 24%.
The Editor says...
These statistics are not surprising at all. Asian students are taught at home in their two parent households
to behave themselves. If teachers weren't afraid to discipline black students, the percentage of black students suspended would be
a lot higher. Statistics like these are intended to portray blacks as victims, but the main cause of this problem is fatherlessness, not
irrational prejudice. It also doesn't help to have racial opportinists like Jesse Jackson drumming up self-pity by having crowds of
young people chant, "I am somebody! when in most cases that's not true. Many of the same people who get suspended
in school go on to prison later in life — for the same reasons: Fatherlessness, godlessness, peer pressure, and years
of faulty decision making.
White and Wrong in Philly. [Robert]
Huber's article contains mostly tepid examples of whites' negative experiences with blacks and primarily black neighborhoods, such as a
Philadelphia resident whose grill was stolen from her backyard but "blames herself" for not fencing it in. Its tone is basically
apologetic, absolving a drug dealer of responsibility because he was just "trying to get by" and describing the US' racial history as
"horrible and daunting." Yet this wasn't good enough for Mayor Michael Nutter and his comrades. They still want Huber silenced.
Nutter Threatens Magazine with Criminal Charges for "White in Philly" Story. Philly's Mayor Nutter is living up to his name.
And more troublingly his language quite clearly summons up the censorship used in countries such as Canada and the UK to suppress freedom of
speech. This isn't about the content of the article. That's not even the point now. It's about the mayor of a major city
threatening a magazine without the usual Freedom of the Press types having much to say about it.
The Philadelphia Inquisition. If Girard [College] is a
monument to the city's racial progress, that makes it an odd place for the city government to launch a racial inquisition — an investigation of
Philadelphia magazine for the crime of journalism.
Power of Being "Offended" in Order to Shut Down Political Debate. Progressives are increasingly claiming to be offended
whenever those on the right disagree with their left-wing positions. It doesn't matter what the issue is; the left will divert a
legitimate political debate into an accusation that the right disagrees with them because they are full of hate towards them.
King of Fearmongers. Cofounded in 1971 by
Morris S. Dees Jr. and Joseph Levin Jr. (who is now general counsel), the SPLC [Southern Poverty Law Center] started out fighting
legal battles against lingering segregation in the South. More recently — and more lucratively, its critics say — it has
transformed itself into an all-purpose antihate crusader, labeling 1,007 different organizations across America at last count as "anti-gay," "white
nationalist," "anti-Muslim," "anti-immigrant," or just plain hateful (one SPLC category is "general hate").
All the president's
(white) men. Who'd have thought that the first African-American president would become the target of ... the Congressional
Black Caucus? In a letter to President Obama, caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge complained, "You have moved forward with new Cabinet
appointments and yet, to date, none of them have been African-American."
Is the South Still Racist?
At issue in Shelby County v. Holder was whether some states in the American South, unlike many states in the North, must still
submit any change in voting practices to the Justice Department for approval, as required by one section of the Voting Rights Act of
1965. As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg noted, the practical enforcement of this provision is mainly directed at Mississippi,
Alabama and Louisiana.
Samuel Betances: Race Hustler
on the Dole. The Obama administration would have you believe trimming federal fat will cause a calamity.
Here's a suggestion — stop giving federal money to Samuel Betances. Betances is the top-shelf race hustler who
receives your hard-earned tax dollars to go inside federal agencies in Washington, D.C., and teach government workers that America
is a racist country. Judicial Watch obtained records of one of his looney talks at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
It contained a creepy call and response that would have made the Symbionese Liberation Army proud.
teacher includes questions about slavery in elementary school math homework. A furor over slavery has erupted at
a Midtown elementary school, after a teacher handed out math homework that include questions asking kids to tally the killing
and beating of slaves. The shocking questions were given to at least one class of 9-year-olds at PS 59 in
Manhattan — which included the kids of United Nations personnel. The inflammatory queries were only
uncovered after a student teacher was asked to hand them out to a second class.
Why Do We Still Have "Black History Month"? Black History Month
diametrically opposes the thrust of Dr. King's dream — but it helps to drag us into the sort of internal division that our current rulers love to
add 'taxation without representation' plates to limo this weekend. "President Obama has lived in the District now for four years
and has seen firsthand how patently unfair it is for working families in D.C. to work hard, raise children and pay taxes without having a vote in
Congress," the White House said in a statement. "Attaching these plates to the presidential vehicles demonstrates the president's
commitment to the principle of full representation for the people of the District of Columbia and his willingness to fight for voting rights,
home rule and budget autonomy for the District."
The Editor says...
My congresswoman doesn't appear to agree with me about anything; so in effect, I have no representative in Washington.
But that doesn't make it more difficult for me "to work hard, raise children and pay taxes".
Public School Teaches "White
Privilege" Class. A school district in Wisconsin said they will review a high school diversity class that exposed students to
radical leftist thinkers and promoted a critical race theory that alleges white people are oppressors. The "American Diversity" class was
taught to students at Delavan-Darien High School in Wisconsin, Fox News has learned. "They're teaching white guilt," one parent told Fox
News. "They're dividing the students. They're saying to non-whites, 'You have been oppressed and you're still being oppressed.'"
America Has Begun to Reap What It Has Sown. [#9] We celebrate victimhood; then we're surprised to see people faking hate crimes.
Obama's Struggle. On the campaign trail, Michelle Obama
often employs the word "struggle." It was actually Mrs. Obama's peculiar pronunciation — "shtruggle" — that
first drew my attention to the frequency of her usage. At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, her speech referred to some form of
"struggle" nine times.
If PB&J is racist, then we're toast.
Quite a few eyebrows were raised by a Portland, Oregon, report that found traces of racism in the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The study is
aimed at uprooting the subtle ways schools foist majority viewpoints on minority students. Its authors decided that telling children a PB&J sandwich is
the quintessential American kids lunch sends a message of inferiority to students whose families hail from places where peanut butter and jelly comes on a
pita or corn husk. Extreme multicultural hoo-haw. Yet Portland spent $526,000 to get that feedback.
Translation: "Historically black college" means "all-black college."
Historically black colleges get $228 million
in federal funds, including 15 schools in Alabama. The U.S. Department of Education announced today [9/18/2012] that
97 historically black colleges will receive $227.9 million in federal funds as part of its annual Strengthening Historically Black
Colleges and Universities grants. Miles College President George French said there's a sense of relief after efforts to decrease
federal funding across the board in the Department of Education. "We're happy the funding levels were restored," said French.
"This is the second year we had to fight for funding. It's still lower."
Where Does That Thirty Percent Come From?
A technician at my wife's office has made it well known up and down the corridors that she would file a "racial discrimination" suit if
she were ever laid off for any reason. Most offices have one of these.
Principal Sees Racism in
Peanut Butter. An Oregon grade school principal suggested in a newspaper interview that peanut butter and jelly
sandwiches might be racially and culturally offensive.
Now Racist: Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches. Via Twitchy with
the sarcasm and such, a Portland educator wants you to ponder all the ethnonormative assumptions packed into your PB&J.
By the way, the Portland Tribune isn't snarky about this — they give this idiot the Bold Hero Slant.
NAACP Furthers the Mission of the KKK.
The mission of the KKK is to stifle black liberation via intimidation, which is exactly what the modern black civil rights coalition
continues to do to blacks. Both organizations despise self-starting, self-reliant, and free-thinking blacks. The primary
mission of the black civil rights coalition (NAACP/CBC) and the Democratic Party is to keep black Americans believing themselves
eternal victims of an eternally racist white America. Many blacks have been successfully indoctrinated into believing that
every problem in the black community is the result of white oppression.
Thoughts on Trayvon Martin
and George Zimmerman. [#1] For liberals, it is always 1962, and we are always in Mississippi. ... [#2] This incident,
whatever you think of it, has nothing to do with the Civil Rights template. The neighborhood where the incident happened is
multiracial, only about 50% white. The man who shot Martin, George Zimmerman, is a Hispanic who has African-American relatives
and may himself be partly black. He appears to be something of a nut, obsessively calling 911. He evidently thinks
that he is a some kind of neighborhood watchman, but he has no official capacity of any sort and is unknown to the national
neighborhood watch organization. Whatever he did, he did on his own, and not as part of some sort of movement or
MSNBC Guest: Would
A White President Get Heckled? "This is just so unprecedented and outrageous, that you have to ask the question, would
the right-wing president be doing this if we had a white president there?", MSNBC guest and Democratic strategist Julian Epstein said
on the channel this afternoon [6/15/2012].
The Editor says...
This hypersensitivity to race is the left's all-purpose weapon. If you didn't vote for Obama, you're a racist. If you oppose socialized
medicine, you're a racist. If you express a preference for some other candidate in the 2012 election, you're a racist. And between now and
the election, if you exhibit the slightest disagreement with Obama, or if you interrupt him when he's speaking, you're definitely a racist. This
can only lead to one long-lasting result: Obama will be the last black president for decades to come, because the American people are sick of
having the race card thrown out every time Obama's fragile ego is hurt.
What About the Kids Who
Behave? The Obama administration is waving around a new study showing that black school kids are
"suspended, expelled, and arrested in school" at higher rates than white kids. According to the report, which
looked at 72,000 schools, black students comprise just 18% of those enrolled yet account for 46% of those suspended
more than once and 39% of all expulsions. ... The data were compiled by the Education Department's civil rights
office, which probably thinks that it's doing black people a favor by highlighting these racial disparities and
pressuring schools to reduce black suspension rates. No thought, it seems, was given to whether this course
of action helps or harms those black kids who are in school to learn and not act up.
The Big Hoax.
The biggest hoax of the past two generations is still going strong — namely, the hoax that statistical
differences in outcomes for different groups are due to the way other people treat those groups. The latest
example of this hoax is the joint crusade of the Department of Education and the Department of Justice against
schools that discipline black males more often than other students. ... If black males get punished more often
than Asian American females, does that mean that it is somebody else's fault? That it is impossible that
black males are behaving differently from Asian American females? Nobody in his right mind believes that.
But that is the unspoken premise, without which the punishment statistics prove nothing about "equity."
The race card is a joker.
When I watch MSNBC and read plenty of liberal commentary online, I get the distinct feeling that I am not living in 21st century
America, but in some imagined past where racism is still an all-pervasive, all-powerful bogeyman. ... MSNBC's white anchors seem
to think they know more about race and racism than I do. Their obsessed daily rants insist that almost everything
the Republicans do is really about sending messages to white people about black people.
History Month: The Left's Favorite Time of the Year. Alas, another Black History Month... or as
the left likes to view it, their annual "Opportunity To Exploit Race Month." It is the month in which
liberals attempt to convince us that race relations in America have progressed very little since the days of
police unleashing dogs on civil rights activists. Rather than presenting a balanced, honest look at
black history, leftist schoolteachers and the media say America is still racist and whites should feel
Is Not a Human Right. Over the past few years, courts and parliaments in countries like France
and Estonia have pronounced Internet access a human right. But that argument, however well meaning, misses a
larger point: technology is an enabler of rights, not a right itself. There is a high bar for something
to be considered a human right. Loosely put, it must be among the things we as humans need in order to lead
healthy, meaningful lives, like freedom from torture or freedom of conscience.
and the Phony 'Digital Divide'. [Scroll down] Liberals want designated victim groups to
be on a moral pedestal, immune from any criticism, while they blame "society" for their problems in life.
Black people are allowed to describe white people's motives, attitudes, behavior, and institutions, but non-blacks
are not allowed to return the favor. There is hypocrisy inherent in this rule of multicultural
etiquette. ... There is an extraordinary sense of entitlement present in this attitude, which reserves for
minorities the right to be seen as perpetual victims, while no one else is allowed to offer criticism of their
never-ending state of victimhood.
access not a human right,' says 'Father of the Internet'. "Internet access is not a human right,"
wrote Vinton Cerf in an OpEd in the New York Times on Thursday. Cerf is a prominent computer scientist who
worked on the DARPA project that gave rise to the Internet, and is revered as the "Father of the Internet."
Cerf, who wrote the piece in response to the United Nation's drive towards declaring Internet access a human right,
is Google's Chief Internet Evangelist. He argued that "technology is an enabler of rights, not a right itself."
There is a Martin Luther King Boulevard in
every big city, and they're all dangerous places.
Quote of the day. Instead of
complaining about people avoiding a ghetto, how about fixing up the ghetto? There is no sane reason for
ghettos to exist. School integration became the law of the land 57 years ago. The end of job
discrimination against blacks became the law 46 years ago. Affirmative action came into being
40 years ago. Trillions have been spent on programs designed to help the poor get out of poverty,
or at least ease the pain. And yet no one in their right mind would drive down any Martin Luther King
Boulevard after dark?
Obama's Mean Streets: Crime wave on Obama Way, Barack Obama
Boulevard. A battery assault was reported to have occurred at 6:54 p.m. on the evening of February 22
in the 1600 block of Broadway Avenue, aka Obama Way, in Seaside, Calif. The alleged assault comes on the heels of
two reported thefts along Delmar Boulevard, aka Barack Obama Boulevard, in St. Louis, Mo.
Urban streets named for MLK still
struggle. A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would
surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing
providers and liquor stores.
Beating the Racism Card.
For too long, too many blacks have wallowed in their own private sumps of self-pity, collapsing into whimpers
every time somebody mentions blackmail, blackouts, or black markets. It's a pathetic epilogue to the
heroism and grandeur of the civil rights movement. It's past time this adolescent posturing was put
aside. ... The black grievance-hunters are no better than the Dixiecrats of old, using the same methods to
keep Americans on edge, in fear, and overcome with anxiety. Using racism for political gain is a cheap
and coarse tactic no matter who is involved. It needs to be ended.
Samuel L. Jackson highest grossing actor of all time. Samuel L. Jackson's movies have made
more than $7.4 billion — making him the highest-grossing actor of all time, according to the
Guinness Book of World Records.
Reasons Black Americans Should Give Up On The Democratic Party. [Scroll down]
The only thing any Democrat has to do is claim that his opponent is a racist and he's got 90 percent
of the black vote locked up. On the other hand, Republicans have absolutely no reason to pursue
black voters because no matter what they do, they believe they're going to be branded as racist, and their
opponents will collect 90% of the black vote. Until black Americans start giving some indications
that their votes are up for grabs, they will continue to be ignored by both parties.
Your "Race Card" is Expired, Over-Limit, and Declined!. Some black elected officials have been
making some remarkable public statements. The fact of the matter is that the race card is played because
historically it worked. Shouting "racist" ended the debate and sent the opposition scurrying for cover,
despite the accusation being entirely unfounded.
Trumping the Race Card.
What does racial prejudice have to do with the debt ceiling debate? For the average person the answer to
this question isn't obvious. But according to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, it is the most salient
factor that's shaping the debate. Last Friday the congresswoman delivered a stunning speech on the House
floor where she spuriously implied that Republican opposition to raising the debt limit stemmed from their
says TSA hair search amounts to racial profiling. An African-American woman is accusing the
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of racial profiling because her hair was searched at an
airport security checkpoint.
commission would probe racial discrimination [against blacks]. The call for the commission
stems from a report that showed blacks are disproportionately incarcerated for low-level, non-violent drug
crimes than whites.
The Editor says...
In my opinion, the creation of this commission is itself an act of discrimination.
The End of an Idea — Why
Affirmative Action Should Stop. Is there a color-coded graph somewhere that says the darker one is, the
more consideration one is due? Apparently not — given that most East Asians and Arabs are not usually
extended affirmative action status. OK, but do third-generation affluent Japanese-Americans qualify for
preferences on the rationale that their parents as children were interned in camps in the American West; or
fifth-generation Chinese because their great-great-grandparents were treated horribly while building the
Statists and the
Racial 'Health Gap'. I often speculate that deep in the bowels of the Obama administration
there exists an obscure office charged with inventing egalitarian schemes to increase American dependency
on government. Ignore the high-sounding "fairness" and "equality" rhetoric. The President's
minions just cannot stop pushing, even boldly lying until the last vestiges of limited government and
individual initiative are history.
If this is the worst mistreatment you can
complain about, then your life must be fairly comfortable.
hit hardest by iPhone tracking technology. Friday on MSNBC's daytime programming, host Thomas
Roberts explained that in the wake of revelations the iPhone tracks your movements with its operating software,
minorities, specifically blacks and Latinos are most vulnerable, since they use their cell phones more than
whites according to a Nielsen study.
the Voting Rights Act. When the Voting Rights Act was enacted in 1965, Section 5 was supposed
to be a temporary, emergency provision. It prohibits certain jurisdictions from implementing any change in
their voting laws unless those changes are pre-cleared by the Justice Department or approved by a three-judge panel
in federal court in Washington. This 45-year-old "emergency" provision has been renewed four separate times,
most recently in 2006. That renewal gave the section 25 years of new life, despite a complete lack of
evidence that the type of systematic discrimination that led to its initial passage still exists.
Supreme Court overturns cinema ruling. The Delaware Supreme Court overturned a decision by the
state Human Relations Commission that the manager of a Dover cinema was racist when he used a "condescending
tone" in telling a crowd of largely black patrons viewing a Tyler Perry movie to silence their cell phones
and remain quiet.
At Least One Black American
Dreads Black History Month. Throughout American history, white folks, and mostly Christians (there's
that dirty C-word which the left despises) suffered, sacrificed, and died to help set blacks free and move them
forward. And yet, Sharpton and company use Black History Month to promote the image that every black
achievement was made "in spite of" white America.
Man's Burden: Those Who Make Them Victims. Jesse Jackson once told an interviewer that when
hearing footsteps behind him while walking down a street at night, he is relieved if he turns to see the
sound is coming from white feet. Michelle Obama, when asked whether she worried about the safety of
her then-presidential candidate husband, said, "I don't lose sleep over it, because the realities are that,
you know, as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station." She probably
didn't mean a gas station in Beverly Hills.
Dim Bulb: National Community
Reinvestment Coalition. The median FICO score in America is 723. Insisting borrowers have
a respectable credit history isn't racist. In fact, giving huge loans to people with poor credit is why
taxpayers have spent more than $100 billion bailing out Fannie Mae.
Taxpayer Dollars Being
Used to Fight for Homeless People Living in Illegally Parked Vehicles. The taxpayer-funded Legal
Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is suing the city over its efforts to bar homeless people from illegally
living in campers, trailers, and cars on the streets of the city's Venice neighborhood. Some homeless people
say they're being targeted because of who they are. "Stop the haters," said one protest sign carried by a
homeless man in Venice during a protest march in December.
Separated Themselves from America. For some reason, a majority of blacks don't choose to
participate in the American dream of unity and the founding principles. They are on a conflicting
mission, one that does not fit into the American dream. Their mission is the Obama message of social
justice, the Sharpton message, the Congressional Black Caucus message, the reparations message, the
affirmative action message, or whatever it is they are hearing from the Marxist left. Race has become a
worse divider of America than it was, under the victim mentality indoctrinated into the black population.
That is why disagreement with the Marxist black political agenda earns you a racist tag. It doesn't
have to be this way.
This is an original
compilation, Copyright © 2013 by Andrew K. Dart
The Modern Left (Unmasked).
The left embraces "social justice," a concept in which the State — not the individual, guided by
the Constitution or any god — is the ultimate authority to determine the best interest of its
wards. ... For social justice to apply, though, there must be victims. The left draws from a pool of
"victims" suffering ostensible injustices based upon class, race, the environment, gender, and
The Victim in Chief.
In treating most communication as a means of stating how he feels about what someone else has done, Obama is not
merely demonstrating his own personality. He is embodying the character and reflexes cultivated today in
academia, the traditional media, and in politics. In exactly his present form, he is the ideal of our
cultural elite. Sadly, that elite doesn't know any longer how to speak to Iranians in the tones of
liberty, empirical confidence, and moral courage. Its expertise now lies in reducing all questions to
matters of hate speech and victimhood.
Democrats in Virginia attack opponents, throw signs. This video depicts two men unleashing a
string of racial epithets at members of Americans for Prosperity, who took the video. While flailing
arms and shouting, the two also start yanking signs off of private property and throwing them aside, while
saying, "This is public space. I pay taxpayer dollars while y'all to spread racism and bigotry."
The Party of the Rich.
At this moment, two of [the Democratic Party's] leaders from a supposedly disadvantaged minority are about to be
tried for ethical transgressions (read: thievery) even Congress couldn't sweep under the rug. Never mind
that these transgressions mostly exploit the very minority these people purport to represent. It's part
of the game. Convince minorities they should act like victims. Extort guilt payments from the majority
and keep the change. Meanwhile, nothing improves for the minority because it would interrupt the system.
Hostility. This, as compared to the nation I saw in the 1950s, is not a racist country.
The time has come to stop being intimidated by racial rhetoric and guilt for the past. The generations
upon whose shoulders the guilt rests have since passed into the mists of history. Those alive today,
black and white, are the ones who made the enormous advances in civil rights possible. It is a matter
of immense pride and accomplishment. Do not allow others to take it away from you.
We Have Overcome. Benjamin Hooks
lived to see the promise of the movement he helped lead, even if he wouldn't have admitted it.
Politics: Part II. No dogma has caused more mischief — and, in some countries,
tragedies — than the notion that there is something strange and wrong when some groups are
"over-represented" or "under-represented" in some occupations or institutions. This dogma is so
widely accepted, and so deeply entrenched, that no one asks for evidence and no speck of evidence is
offered. Moreover, tons of evidence to the contrary are ignored.
Lies Exposed in 'Phantom N-Word Tale'. We all know the story by now. Rep. Andre Carson (D-In)
says that he and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga) were assaulted with racial slurs by Tea Party protesters as they walked
down the step of the Cannon office building and headed to the Capitol on March 20th. Rep. Emanuel
Cleaver (D-Mo) also told reporters that he heard the 'N-word' as he was walking a few yards behind Rep. Lewis.
"It was like a chorus", Rep. Cleaver said. Only problem is: Rep. Cleaver wasn't there.
Ongoing Melodrama of Victims and Oppressors. In Obama's world, there exists a simple zero-sum
melodrama of victims and oppressors.
Opposed to Obamacare? Then You Must Be a Racist.
As the ever-tolerant [Frank] Rich reasons: "The conjunction of a black President and a female speaker of the
House — topped off by a wise Latina on the Supreme Court and a powerful gay congressional committee
chairman — would sow fears of disenfranchisement among a dwindling and threatened minority in the
country no matter what policies were in play." So that's it. It's just a bunch of scared, white
males who would yelp about anything this gang came up with.
The next move of
the Alinsky left. [Scroll down] Why did these congresspeople, including Emmanuel Cleaver
(the alleged "spitee", who actually walked too close to a protester shouting "kill the bill" and got sprayed),
Barney Frank, and Nancy Pelosi deliberately march into the demonstration and confront the Tea Partiers?
After all, wasn't it Nancy herself who said she was "frightened" by these supposedly violent people? Is
it possible that they wanted to provoke a reaction from the crowd to be used by the media to demonize the Tea
Party movement (i.e., "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it")? Is it also
possible that when there was nothing sufficiently provoked by the lawmakers' confrontation, they decided
to fabricate it? I believe their previous record of untruthfulness supports this hypothesis.
Left Playing the Hate Game.
In reality, this kind of commentary is nothing new. We see it every time conservatives have any
political momentum whatsoever. The idea is that by shouting "racist," these liberal columnists can make
their opponents shut up. But this is a very angry and polarized political climate.
Congressmen Under Investigation? Must Be Racism! If Democrats did not peddle victimology
and faux moral superiority, their status would be reduced to that of a fringe party, and they would end up
having to get in line for a statist bailout of their own. In 2009, only if one refuses to examine
reality can race be depicted as a major societal problem.
There can be no peace in the land of the easily offended.
Mixed reaction on MARTA's
'yellow line' rebranding. MARTA's decision to brand its train line into Doraville "yellow" has
stirred quiet debate among some within Atlanta's growing Asian-American community.
Libs Scold Black
Conservatives. The liberal media celebrates black achievement only when it comes from
an I made it in spite of America's racism point of view. Blacks who proclaim, "I achieved
because America is the greatest land of opportunity on the planet for all who choose to go for it" are
vilified by the media, branded Uncle Toms and traitors to their race. The Left's message is clear.
To be authentically black and faithful to their race, blacks must not achieve on their own. They must
view themselves as eternal victims and reserve at least a minimal resentment against white America.
The Racism Trap Defined.
Unfortunately, after King's assassination, black liberation theologians (like James H. Cone) and Black Panthers, Black
Muslims and other splinter groups hijacked Dr. King's movement and turned it upside down and inside out, adopting the
vengeance/violence model. Even after the post-King-assassination wholesale riots and killing sprees ended, these groups
adopted socialist revolutionary tactics (those designed by Alinsky and others), which have perpetuated the battle, turned
racism into a black on white sin more than the other way around, and have demanded more and more and more as just
retribution and penance for the sin of white racism in the past.
has no place in an immigration march. I understand the feelings of the tens of thousands of
people who marched on the National Mall yesterday in pursuit of immigration reform and, in particular, paths
to citizenship for millions of undocumented workers. I understand their desire to live without fear of
arrest, to simply do an honest day's work and to see their children thrive. I understand that our immigration
system is haplessly dysfunctional and that major reforms are needed. What I don't understand is the
claim by some at the march that those here illegally are somehow victims.
The Real Problem With ACORN.
[Scroll down] Eventually I soured on welfare in a number of ways. Even with the women it was doing no good.
They had no sense of self-sufficiency. It was just a sophisticated form of begging. They would develop a sense
of entitlement so that "getting ahead" simply meant making more and more strident demands on more and more people.
Abortion and the Promise of Racial Equality. Prior to the election of Barack Obama as President
of the United States, many people believed (or feared) that racism remained so widespread in America that no
African-American could be elected to national office. That hypothesis has been falsified. It is
not that our country is free of racists (or anti-Semites, or anti-Catholics, or other bigots). Racist
views, however, have been stigmatized and people holding such views have been marginalized. The
overwhelming majority of whites today are prepared to vote for a black candidate for any office.
Of Race, Gender and
Justice. Judge Sotomayor's offensive words are a reflection of her much greater body of work as an
ethnic activist and judge. Identity politics is at the core of who this woman is. And let me be clear
here, I am not talking about the understandable pride in one's ancestry or ethnic roots, which is both common and
natural in a country as diverse and pluralistic as ours. Identity politics involves a sense of grievance
against the majority, a feeling that racism permeates American society and its institutions, and the belief that
members of one's own group are victims in a perpetual power struggle with the majority.
Race Talk for "African-Americans". Race
talk often portrays black Americans as downtrodden and deserving of white people's help and sympathy.
That vision is an insult of major proportions. As a group, black Americans have made some of the greatest
gains, over the highest hurdles, in the shortest span of time than any other racial group in mankind's
history. ... It was a black American, Gen. Colin Powell, appointed Joint Chief of Staff in October 1989, who
headed the world's mightiest military and later became U.S. Secretary of State, and was succeeded by Condoleezza
Rice, another black American. Black Americans are among the world's most famous personalities and a few
are among the richest. Most blacks are not poor but middle class.
The Obama We Knew But
Denied: [Scroll down slowly] We saw a perfect glimpse of this condescending prejudice
from Rev. Jeremiah Wright, when he spoke to the NAACP on the differences between white children and black
children. Wright declared that black children simply could not learn in the same rigid type of
environment in which white children thrived. "Their brains are wired differently," he proclaimed.
This is simply a way of saying, "Black children can't succeed" in a white world with the same standards of
achievement for all. This prejudiced attitude is the foundation of affirmative action, whether in
education or employment. Whatever standards cannot be met by the disadvantaged group must be waived
out of deceptive "niceness." This is the insidious prejudice that has all-but destroyed our nation's
No sacrifice too
great for Michelle Obama. The First Lady has once again uttered words that reveal her
self-absorbed interior life. Speaking in Copenhagen, she referred to her trip as a "sacrifice." ... There
is a victim mentality at work here. Life is unfair. This is a woman who sees herself put-upon by
life, the victim of forces beyond her control. And she lives in the White House!
Whines: 'Racism!' Gov. Paterson has played the race card. The state's first black governor
yesterday [8/21/2009] blamed his political woes — and those of President Obama — on
a white-dominated media that he accused of taking part in an "orchestrated" attack campaign. "We're not in the
post-racial period," Paterson said in a freewheeling interview on the liberal talk-radio station WWRL. "My feeling
is it's being orchestrated, it's a game, and people who pay attention know that."
N.Y. Gov. Paterson
blames unpopularity on his skin. New York's Democratic Gov. David Paterson has figured out why his popularity
there has declined from the heady days when the lieutenant governor succeeded sex scandal-plagued fellow Democrat Eliot
Spitzer. Paterson told a radio interviewer today it's because he's black and there aren't enough black media outlets
to counter the white ones. He also suggested the same racist forces will soon take after President Barack Obama.
Promoting Racial Paranoia.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. has threatened to make a documentary on "racial profiling" in the wake of his highly publicized arrest
for disorderly conduct on July 16. It's going to be a very long film, given the Harvard professor's exceedingly
expansive definition of what counts as biased policing. Unfortunately, Pres. Barack Obama's take on police work is no
more reality-based than Gates's.
Cries of reverse discrimination build to a chorus.
A black president tabs a Latina for the Supreme Court. She had made a ruling against white firefighters. That
ruling gets reversed by her prospective high-court colleagues. It was pretty easy to guess what would come up in her
confirmation hearings. America, it seems, isn't over race after all. Rather, now the race card is being dealt
in every direction.
Stinging Remarks on Race From Attorney General.
The United States is "a nation of cowards" when it comes to race relations, the country's newly minted attorney general said
today [2/18/2009]. In remarks made during a speech to honor Black History Month, Eric Holder said the country remains
"voluntarily socially segregated," making head-turning comments that could spark fierce dialogue and the ire of some
should a journalist's race matter? With so many other things to worry about, and with the whole
world able to see that racial identity is no longer a barrier to even the most powerful position in American
life, you might think the press would finally be ready to abandon its unhealthy preoccupation with the color
of skin — especially the skin within its own ranks. Alas, no.
Blacks should reflect on
conservatism. When I talk with other blacks about their view of the GOP, they see a party that
harms African-Americans. I see a party of personal responsibility, values and smaller government that acts
to make all people self-reliant — a goal of our nation's finest black leaders, too.
Whites Can't Make
Blacks Happy. One of the creepy things about our "need to have a conversation about race" is
the assumption that whites can somehow make blacks feel better, or be happier, or be more self-accepting.
Nobody has the power to do that, except what individuals do for themselves, one person at a time.
too many black people don't feel good about themselves, and are constantly looking for answers from somebody
else. That quest for the impossible has been turned into an accusation against the invisible but
all-powerful white racist establishment.
Michelle Obama: Perpetual
Victim. Her husband has been lauded as the Messiah; benefited from the most fawning coverage
bestowed on a presidential candidate, at least since JFK; is running in the most Democrat-favorable electoral
environment, at least since Watergate; has raised more funds than any presidential candidate ever; has become
a worldwide celebrity; and is spending an unprecedented amount of money running negative ads about his
opponent. ... Yet in her world, they're still "underdogs."
Perpetual Victimization for Perpetual War.
Perpetual victimization is the worst thing that can be done to someone. It means conceptually depriving
them of their free will and treating their every action as a reaction. Yet perpetual victimization is at
the heart of Western liberalism, it is the very same premise that once promoted eugenics against the poor and
throughout the 20th century has promoted and sought to keep minorities helpless and victimized, rather than
The Wright Cost of
Anger: Here's the "victicrat" mindset: Kids having difficulty performing well on standardized
tests? Blame "cultural bias." Get pulled over by a cop? DWB — driving while black. A
disproportionate number of blacks in prison? A racist criminal justice system that "targets" blacks for
prosecution and imprisonment. Katrina? As Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., put it, "ethnic cleansing by
inaction." Difficulty qualifying for a loan? Blame banks' devious plan to prevent blacks from
getting "access to capital."
Angela Davis: Prisons perpetuate oppression of minorities.
After the inauguration of the first black president, America is now on the precipice of changes that were never
before possible, 1960s radical turned academic Angela Davis told a crowd of hundreds at the University of New
Hampshire last night. The vestiges of slavery, colonization and exploitation remain
rife throughout America, as is evidenced by the over-representation of minorities in prison, Davis said.
Watermelon Art at California Fair Said to Be
Racist. Colusa County officials are defending their display at the California State Fair after a
black couple complained that a caricature of a smiling watermelon seed was racist. The "Waldo Watermelon Seed"
drawing was removed this week after the couple said the image evoked negative stereotypes about blacks.
and Optimism in New Orleans. [Scroll down] "I think it's bad," said Merline Kimble, 59, a
music promoter from the Treme neighborhood who recently returned to New Orleans. "For people who want to
come home, rent is more expensive, utilities are more expensive, everything's more expensive. Nobody's
doing anything to get people home."
The Editor says...
Billions of dollars have been spent on New Orleans since hurricane Katrina, and yet there
are people who say "nobody's doing anything."
Could Obama's rise signal the
end of black victimology? Victimology, in the view of black writer John McWhorter,
is the theory that (1) African-Americans are continuing victims of racism and discrimination,
and (2) their progress consequently depends chiefly on acts of repentant benevolence by whites — in
the extreme case, reparations for slavery. Jesse Jackson is the best-known victimologist, but far
from the only one. They all must experience acute ambivalence as they view Senator Obama.
Why Stupid Is as
Stupid Does. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow-Push Coalition, and the rest of the industry of outrage that make
a living off of spreading such a victimhood mentality in their communities have been doing it for years. To be
very honest its one of the reasons newly immigrated blacks from Africa or the Caribbean have a very hard time fitting
in to such communities. As immigrants they see the opportunities in front of them as blessings and they cannot
comprehend why some domestic, multi-generational black Americans won't seize them. Victimhood is a state of
mind first and foremost. Overcoming the barriers that keeps one down is exceedingly liberating. But on
Chicago's south side, fellow African Americans make large sums of money convincing some that they must remain
angry, suspicious, and sadly — victims.
America's Scholars Of Race, An Obama Dilemma. What bothers Brown University economist
Glenn Loury is that Obama's election would fundamentally change the rules of race in America, yet that
victory would come with the overwhelming assent of black people who have no idea that is what they are
agreeing to. "They're voting for the end of affirmative action and they don't even know it," said
Loury, who is black. "They're voting for the end of race and they don't even know it."
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In other words, black activists don't want racism to go away. They thrive on it.
By claiming to be victims of other people's racism, they have an open-ended excuse for their own
shortcomings. That's what perpetual victimhood is all about.
to a Black Man: A few weeks ago, I was listening to a radio talk show when a black man called
in to take Barack Obama to task for suggesting that black men were sloughing off their responsibility as
fathers. The caller didn't deny recent data that indicated that 80% of black babies were being born
to unwed mothers. Instead, he said that this dire situation wasn't the fault of irresponsible young
men and women, but, instead, was the logical result of rampant racism in our country.
An Enduring Crisis for the
Black Family: In 1965, a young assistant secretary of labor named Daniel Patrick Moynihan stumbled upon data
that showed a rise in the number of black single mothers. As Moynihan wrote in a now-famous report for the Johnson
administration, especially troubling was that the growth in illegitimacy, as it was universally called then, coincided with
a decline in black male unemployment. ... Unfortunately, those warnings were as prescient as they were reviled. Civil
rights leaders, worried about reviving racist myths about black promiscuity, objected to what they viewed as blaming the
victim. Feminists were inclined to look on the "strong black women" raising their children without men as a symbol
of female autonomy.
NAACP head: Obama win won't solve racial
injustice in U.S. The chairman of the NAACP says racial disparity will remain an issue in America whether
or not Barack Obama is elected as the nation's first black president.
Obviously the NAACP will never be satisfied, no matter what happens. This page is
dedicated to people who can never be content -- people who always need someone else to blame for
their troubles. The NAACP has
figured out how to keep this discontent churned up and turn it into a business.
Obama: Too Little, Too Late. [In]
"Dreams from My Father", [Obama] describes in vivid detail his first meeting with [Jeremiah] Wright, whom he quotes as
warning him: "Life's not safe for a black man in this country, Barack. Never has been. Probably never will
be." Apparently these words didn't set off warning lights. To the contrary, the young, Ivy-League educated
Obama, who had been raised in Hawaii by his white grandparents and attended prep school there, seemed to be seeking a
vicarious sense of victimhood in Wright's church.
Jeremiah Wright's Wider
Toll: Through my work with the Illinois governor's task force on human services reform and its efforts to
reduce welfare dependency, I have encountered misguided community "leaders" like Wright who tell their followers, for example,
that the job market is stacked against them and that the jobs that are available aren't good enough — that they are
entitled to more. The underlying message: You can't win because of who you are, regardless of what you do.
Rev and the Global Victims' Club: The saddest aspect of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's tirades is
neither his dishonest charges, nor his egocentric claim to speak for all black churches, nor even the harm he's
done to the dreams of his best-known parishioner. The sorrow and the pity of it all is that the Chicago
pastor, who's reveling in his 15 minutes of fame, is only one of many demagogues in all races and creeds
who foster cults of victimization around the globe. And nothing is more certain to keep those at the
bottom down than self-appointed messiahs who assure them they'll always be victims.
about Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
A Report from the
White Community: I did not spend a moment today thinking about how to keep the black man down. Just
another day. I can't remember ever getting a memo about, or an invitation to a strategy meeting on keeping the
corporation white. So stop telling me everything is my fault.
I am aware that racism still exists. It is
a sad part of the human condition. But it is no longer institutional in America and to the extent it exists,
it runs both ways.
Banks and "Institutional Racism": In today's online information age, don't many borrowers apply for
and obtain loans either online or via telephone, with the loan officer completely unaware of one's race?
at least some white borrowers pay interest rates as high, if not higher, than those paid by blacks?
House Majority Whip:
Climate Change Hurts Blacks More. Climate change is no longer just an environmental issue.
It's now an issue of race, according to global warming activists and policy makers. "It is critical our
community be an integral and active part of the debate because African-Americans are disproportionately
impacted by the effects of climate change economically, socially and through our health and well-being,"
House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., said July 29.
Cultural Affirmative Action:
In a way, I prefer the old, overt affirmative action. While it was government-sanctioned discrimination, at
least it was, in some measure, more honest than our cultural affirmative action. There is such a thing.
It's when people in the market and media privilege others — sometimes unconsciously — based
upon the latter's identification with a "victim group."
Black Reparations: The Ultimate Prize.
In the years much closer to slavery than we now live, blacks founded and ran their own towns, owned and prospered on millions
of dollars worth of land, formed so many successful businesses that it necessitated formation of the National Negro Business
League, directed their own schools and colleges — all of this long before the 1950s. Yet now, according to
the custodians of the race, the "residue" of the slave experience pierces so deeply into the psyches and immediate lives of
blacks, that only more monetary resources from whites can heal the wounds and finally eliminate what these worthies are
calling the "lingering negative effects" of slavery.
What does Obama's victory mean?
Today, if black Americans' gross domestic product were measured separately, it would be the 16th-richest
country in the world. Nearly 80 percent of blacks live above the poverty level, contrasted with
65 percent 40 years ago. The greater percentage of blacks live either middle-class or better
lives. The employment rate for married black men equals the employment rate for married white men.
The average black woman with a college degree makes more money than the average white woman with a college
degree. The highest percentage of blacks in American history — 46 percent —
own their homes.
Hoaxes and the NAACP: The major problems confronting a large segment of the black community
have little or nothing to do with racism -- problems such as unprecedented illegitimacy, family breakdown,
fraudulent education, crime and rampant social pathology. If white people became angels tomorrow, it would
do nothing to solve problems that can only be solved by blacks.
America's Newest 'Victims':
There's a new class of victims in America: former NFL players. … There's no doubt that many
former players are physical wrecks. But should we feel sorry for them? After all, many
players reveled in the fact that they could punish their bodies week after week and continue to
play. Noticeably absent from this debate is any discussion about the personal responsibility
these players bear for their post-career conditions.
Blacks must drop victimhood and reclaim dignity.
When restaurants, laundries, hotels, theaters, groceries, and clothing stores were legally segregated, black people
opened and ran their own. Such successes provided jobs and strength to black economic well-being. They
also gave black people that gratifying sense of an interdependent community with people working to help each other.
During legal segregation, white racists destroyed some of these economically independent communities. To
their credit, our ancestors did not accept victimhood. They fought back as individuals and as a people.
Most refused to become passive victims of the system.
At Last! People for whom
indignation is a way of life — and there seem to be an increasing number of such people — repeatedly
have outbursts of outrage whenever the police fire a lot of shots at some criminal.
Pay Up, Honky. "Black people,
wake up!" shouts the ad running in local black newspapers. "Do not spend your money with Kohl's Department
Stores or T-Mobile Wireless
Help us prove their racist stereotypes wrong." From the hyperbolic tone,
you'd think the companies had installed whites-only drinking fountains. But the outrage stems from
something a bit more pedestrian. Black newspapers are crying discrimination because the two companies
don't spend enough money with
in a Liberal Minefield: For decades, liberals, believing that "self-esteem" is a universal
entitlement that is endangered by nearly universal insensitivity, have striven to make everybody exquisitely
sensitive to slights. Liberals have become industrialists as an indignation industry has burgeoned.
It writes campus speech codes, infests corporations with "sensitivity training" workshops and
"consciousness-raising" retreats, and generally enforces the new right to pass through this vale
of tears without tears or even being peeved.
Step Down Off the Slave Auction
Block. What if a long line of whites showed up at every black-owned business in America.
What if they had qualified credentials and demanded to be hired, promoted and loved? What if the black
owner refused to fire one of his tried and true black employees just to make room for the white applicant and
to have equal representation of all races in the workplace?
Millionaire: Michelle Obama's gospel of misery. By her husband's logic, Michelle Obama must be a heavily
armed xenophobic religious zealot, because boy is she bitter. [A] C-SPAN video of a speech delivered by Mrs.
Obama in North Carolina last Friday [5/2/2008] is characteristic of her peculiar recent performances on the stump. It
is an hour-long talk to supporters who just want something to cheer about, and who get some opportunities at the outset, but
then find themselves treated to a profoundly and relentlessly negative vision of American life.
Whine Connoisseurs. Michelle Obama whines about the burdens of paying for piano lessons and summer
camp for the kids, and the paying off the student loans for her two Ivy League degrees. "The salaries don't
keep up with the cost of paying off the debt," she complained when the Obamas cleared half a million a
Barack Obama understands the language of victimhood and uses it effectively. And
victimhood has become a central tenant of modern liberalism.
Hurdles: Dubious Donors. Asian-American groups don't like the increased scrutiny that Hillary
Clinton's mysterious Chinese dishwasher donors are getting.
In the wake of eye-opening investigations by
The Post and the Los Angeles Times of more dubious foreign funny money flowing into Hill's coffers, ethnic-grievance
groups are stepping forward to condemn these stories as examples of "negligent journalism." Yep: The
newspapers are guilty of "negligence" because they actually broke news instead of covering it up.
Sabotage Preventing More Black Entrepreneurs. During a recent speaking engagement at
a DC high school, I talked about the importance of cultivating an entrepreneurial spirit. … Nearly
every student in the audience was black. Their response was heartbreaking. One student after
another told me that the white people would prevent them from becoming successful entrepreneurs. These
kids were only teenagers, and they had already given up.
It's a vast white wing conspiracy.
Suspects a Plot To Keep Blacks Away. New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin has suggested that the
slow recovery and rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina — which has prevented many black
former residents from returning — is part of a plan to change the racial makeup and political
leadership of his and other cities.
Off Debate List, New Orleans Sees Politics at Play. When presidential debates are in the news,
it is usually because of something a candidate says. But the omission of New Orleans this week from the
roster of four cities that will hold the 2008 debates raised the question of whether politics was behind the
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After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, the people of New Orleans quickly came to expect politicians
to pander to them at every opportunity. It's getting old.
hop: Popular culture is white culture. This isn't because of some anti-minority
agenda. This isn't because TV and music executives aren't part of the community. It's
because there are more white people than black people. Therefore, there is more advertising
money in appealing to the pop culture sensibilities of white people.
for poverty pimps: Since President Johnson's War on Poverty, controlling for inflation,
the nation has spent $9 trillion on about 80 anti-poverty programs. To put that figure in
perspective, last year's U.S. GDP was $11 trillion; $9 trillion exceeds the GDP of any
nation except the U.S. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita uncovered the result of the War on
Poverty — dependency and self-destructive behavior.
The Offensiveness of Taking
Offense. Whether it's an off-color joke or colorful commentary, it's now hard to make anything
but the most plain vanilla statements without offending somebody. … Screaming "That's offensive!" is
nothing but a ploy. … They just don't happen to like what you're saying.
Seattle's Culture of Victimology and
the Shooting of Jews. How could it happen? In Seattle, of all places, a city of moderation
and diversity? On Friday, July 28, a man barged into the offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater
Seattle. It is alleged that, armed with two handguns, Naveed Afzal Haq, 30, killed one woman and wounded
Discriminating against the 'brown
coin'. In the renewed debate over whether to rid our currency of the penny, it's awfully
conspicuous that the coin being targeted for elimination is the one coin that's a different color from
the rest. More precisely, it's the coin that's "copper" amid a sea of "silver" ones — that
is, the brown coin amid a sea of white coins. It also happens to be the coin paying tribute to the
president who freed the brown people, in contrast to the white coins, which sport presidents who were
and "slave" computer labels unacceptable, officials say. Los Angeles
officials have asked that manufacturers, suppliers and contractors stop using the
terms "master" and "slave" on computer equipment, saying such terms are unacceptable