Race-based Political Opportunism


Two name immediately come to mind when the news media present a spokesman for every disgruntled black person in America:  Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.  At least those are the two people whose opinions seem to be of the most value whenever blacks are cheated, insulted, or beaten by the police.

These two individuals, more than anyone else, seem to thrive on perpetuating strife and indignation by making blacks believe that all their troubles are the result of white racism.  They keep themselves in the headlines by keeping America racially divided and making sure that blacks are forever suspicious of their white neighbors.

Another nearby page about Liberal Democrats and the Minority Voter is a discussion of the more subtle dishonesty used to get the minority vote.

Information about Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam can be found here.

Information about Jeremiah Wright can be found here.

Information about the opportunism of Senator Elizabeth Warren can be found here.

Drop to the bottom of this page to find the Otis Moss subsection.



Overview:
The Commonalities Between the Rise of the Nazis and the Tactics of the American Left Cannot be Ignored.  First, racial division was a central component of Nazi political strategy and philosophy.  The Nazi Party was, without doubt, the most racially obsessed political party in human history.  Today's Democrat party is second only to the Nazi Party in their racial obsession.  Every piece of legislation, every accusation against their opponents, every aspect of American society, even weather and climate is framed in racism.  The Nazi Party's obsession with race focused on their perverted belief in the inferiority and superiority of the races.  This opened the door for blaming various racial groups for all the problems facing the country.  The American left are claiming the root cause of virtually all problems facing the nation is "systemic racism" as theoretically instigated by one particular race.  This obsession with race led to what is now often referred to as "identity politics."  Identity politics was not invented by the modern American left.  It was, in fact, a weapon in the arsenal of the Nazi Party.

Ex-Bernie Sanders Staffer Says Biden Must Cut 'Some Checks' To Sway Black Voters In Swing State.  Former Bernie Sanders staffer Tezlyn Figaro said on Monday that President Joe Biden needs to cut checks to black Americans if he wants to be victorious in Michigan.  Former President Donald Trump is presently leading Biden in Michigan in a five-way race by .3%, according to the RealClearPolling average.  Figaro on "The Story With Martha MacCallum" said Biden's "only" chance of winning the state is distributing money he owes to black voters.  [Tweet with video clip]

Is it projection or just horse hockey?  I can't tell.
Chicago Teachers Union President Claims Republicans Don't Want Black Children to Read.  Stacy Davis Gates, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, seems nice.  She verified what a lot of teacher union critics say.  In a radio interview on Sunday, Gates told the host that conservatives don't want black children to learn to read because it is "part of the oath they take to be right wing."  [Advertisement]  Well now.  I must have missed that memo because I don't know anything about an oath. [...] It is as Republicans have claimed for many years — teacher unions are political activists not particularly focused on the needs of American school children.  The union contract being negotiated now with Chicago's public school system calls for an extra $50 [billion] in funding.  That's right — with a 'b'.  The giant hike would pay for wage hikes as well as other demands.  For example, the demands include fully paid-for abortions for union members, new migrant services and facilities, and many LGBTQ-related requirements and training in schools.

Juneteenth is yet another Biden payoff.  Well, don't mind me, but, why "Juneteenth?" [...] Tomorrow's 'holiday,' we can probably confirm, has something to do with Biden's DEI priorities, which is to say, his priorities for keeping his Left and his 'Liberals" in the Democrat fold — or the stock pen.  It also has to do, yet again, with "civil rights" and "slavery."  O.K.  Fair enough.  But, given the fact that the Left has been busy under Biden tearing down the history of our country via renaming and destroying monuments — and so on — how can the American people be supposed to track on what actually happened, anonymously apparently, sometime in June in more than a century past?  No matter.  Another strong point in favor of Juneteenth — in fact, its only practical application, is that it provides Biden's immense bureaucracy/voting bloc with another paid holiday.  There is no interest group in the U.S. that has close to the perks now enjoyed by the federal bureaucracy.

The Guy Who Organizes Ballot Counting, Says Election Results Will Not Match Polling.  Hopefully readers here know exactly who James Clyburn is and what his function consists of within the Democrat party election process.  Remember, elections are no longer about "votes," modern elections are about "ballots".  The election winner is not the person who gets the most votes.  The election winner is the person who collects, submits and counts the most ballots.  The contest for electoral victory is who gains the most ballots, not votes.  That said, at the end of the ballot harvesting operation in the key state counties for Democrats, there are precinct workers who are then tasked with counting those ballots.  The number of ballots needed to change the outcome of the election, is essentially the determining factor in how many ballots the precinct workers in the key districts count.  Most of the regional precinct workers in the key counties that change the elections, are affiliated with and originate from the AME church network.

Is an electric vehicle collapse inevitable?  [Scroll down]  A famous aphorism observes if the federal government were put in charge of the Sahara Desert, in no time at all there would be a sand shortage.  Here's why we have a charging station shortage:  ["]But internal memos from the Department of Transportation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, as well as interviews with those who are responsible for overseeing the implementation of the electric vehicle charging station project, say the delay is in large part a result of the White House's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.  'These requirements are screwing everything up,' said one senior Department of Transportation staffer who spoke on the condition of anonymity.  'It's all a mess.'["]  How is DEI — didn't earn it — screwing things up?  At least 40% of the money has to go to "underserved communities," which is brilliant because those are the communities least able to afford, or want, an EV, so they have no use for EV chargers.

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Oh but they do have one use for electric car chargers:  There's more copper to steal!

Democrat who blamed GOP and Trump for 'Hinduphobic' messages has been arrested by Texas Rangers for alleged race hoax.  A Democratic candidate who blamed former President Donald Trump and other Republicans for "Hinduphobic" messages sent to him on social media was arrested after an investigation found that he had sent them himself.  Taral Patel is a candidate for commissioner for Fort Bend County, but he is going viral for being implicated in an alleged impersonation racial hoax.  In Sept. 2023, Taral Patel lambasted his political opponents over the vile racism sent to him on social media. [...] On Wednesday, Patel was arrested.  The Democrat was booked on a third-degree felony charge of online impersonation and a misdemeanor charge of misrepresentation of identity for sending himself racist messages after an investigation by the Fort Bend District Attorney's Public Integrity Division and the Texas Rangers.  Patel won the primary election for the Democratic Party in March and is set to face Republican incumbent Andy Meyers in November for the commissioner's seat for the third precinct.  Investigators said most of the posts that are suspected to have been secretly written by Patel were on Facebook from Oct. 2022 until May 2024.

Joe's Distemper Is Showing.  It's been said that in the end, fate gives us all the face that we've earned.  That maxim seems to have been tailor-made for Joe Biden; can there be a more revealing portal to the man's core than the unpleasant countenance he now imposes on the public? [...] We saw Biden's true identity during his recent commencement "address" to Morehead College, the historically black all-male university.  It is difficult to imagine a more selfishly destructive, dishonorable, and unworthy tactic than the one Biden employed on what should have been a positive and hopeful occasion for these graduates.  For the sake of political advantage, this not-so-closeted bigot attempted to turn the place into a Plantation of Higher Learning.  Forget the efforts of these young men to educate and better themselves; according to this half-crazed haranguer they were more likely destined for a George Floyd-esque fate in the irredeemably evil America that Biden sketched.

Didn't Earn It.  [Scroll down]  So perhaps a jeering minority will rid us of today's most egregiously indefensible phrase: "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion."  It's a textbook example of doublespeak, the term inspired by Orwell's 1984 dystopia in which the Newspeak language enables citizens to engage in "doublethink" — simultaneously holding two contradictory beliefs.  The words in DEI sound like admirable goals, but the officials mouthing them are working to do just the opposite, as Florida governor Ron DeSantis observed when he banned DEI initiatives at public universities.  What DEI really stands for, DeSantis said, is "Discrimination, Exclusion and Indoctrination."  That formulation hasn't caught on, but another one has:  "Didn't Earn It."  It went viral this spring after Ian Miles Cheong, a conservative journalist, and Scott Adams, the Dilbert cartoonist, tweeted it to their 2 million followers on X.  Adams, who had fearlessly predicted in 2015 — six months before the first Republican primary — that Donald Trump would be elected president because of his skill as a "master persuader," tweeted another forecast: "Whoever came up with 'Didn't Earn It' as the description of DEI might have saved the world.  Normally, the clever alternative names people use to mock the other side's policy are nothing but grin-worthy.  This one could collapse the whole racist system.  It's that strong."

They lie because they get away with it.  On Monday, we honored the million men who died defending our great nation and protecting our God-given rights.  Sadly, the current resident in the White House decided to honor instead a drug addict and armed robber who died in police custody.  His staff perpetuated the lie that George Floyd was murdered by a policeman — a lie upheld by a kangaroo court in Minnesota.  That's the power of the Big Lie.

Joe Biden spends his Memorial Day weekend celebrating George Floyd.  The Memorial Day weekend is on us, so quite a few people were surprised to see Joe Biden tweeting about this instead of our selfless servicemen who paid the ultimate sacrifice:  [Tweet]  George Floyd?  Who was never in the service, let alone someone who gave his life for his country?  He changed the world?  If one could call it that.  Most people don't see the riots and looting that followed his sadly predictable death with fentanyl in his system, complicated by his own decision to resist arrest as 'changing the world.'  Is Biden telling the public to take fentanyl and to disobey police orders?  As for act in his memory, what again is the old fool talking about?  Go rioting?  Go looting?  Expand DEI programs to unsustainable levels?  Accuse all cops of racism to the point of cops retiring at their desks?  Nothing good came of the death of George Floyd, a career criminal whose death, while a tragedy for him, was a pretty preventable one.  As for the public, his death and the radical response, driven to some extent by Cuban and Venezuelan agents, was a disaster.

Dementia Joe Circles Back to Racism.  Anyone who's ever dealt with an Alzheimer's (or dementia) parent or grandparent knows the routine — they only talk about five or six topics before they return to the first. [...] If white supremacy is Joe's Topic #2, what could possibly be #1?  Drum roll, please... the topic that Biden always "circles back" to is racism.  Biden starts with racism, goes to topic #2 (white supremacy) and #3, then back to racism.  The man is obsessed with racism and returns to it over and over again.  He's been doing this for years.  In 2011, Biden told a black audience that Republicans are "gonna put y'all back in chains."  In 2020, he told blacks, if you don't know who to vote for "you 'ain't black."  As a candidate, Biden made skin color (not competence) the primary qualification for his vice president.  As president, skin color (not competence) is Joe's primary consideration for Supreme Court appointments.  His focus on skin color must be belittling and condescending to all blacks, especially those who are qualified and competent.

President Biden's FDA Is Delaying Menthol Ban Until After the Election Amid Dwindling Black Support.  Remember when the Biden administration announced that it would place a ban on menthol cigarettes?  Well, it appears the White House could be close to making such a prohibition a reality.  The ban is supposedly, and racistly, intended to save black people from themselves, given that menthol cigarettes are popular among African American smokers.  However, there are reasons to speculate that President Joe Biden could be slow-walking the process for political reasons.  The proposed prohibition on menthol smokes was introduced about two years ago and was met with criticism from folks on the left and the right.

Biden delays menthol ban amid 2024 concerns over black support.  A two-year-old proposal to ban menthol cigarettes may be delayed until after the 2024 election as President Joe Biden weighs a move that could risk eroding his support within the black community.  The Food and Drug Administration first proposed banning menthols and flavored cigars in April 2022, but has since missed two deadlines for finalizing the rule, the second of which expired at the end of March. [...] But some observers say other priorities are behind the delay, namely the lack of support for the idea as the election sharpens into view.  Biden's menthol ban has received praise from public health advocates who say it can save hundreds of thousands of lives.  The tobacco industry is also accused of disproportionately targeting the black community with its marketing of menthol cigarettes.

The Editor says...
Those who smoke cigarettes are well aware of the health risks.  The same is true of those who smoke marijuana, or those who go snow skiing, sky diving, riding a zip line, or any of several recreational activities that are all legal.  Let the people decide for themselves what's safe and what's not.

The New Racism is Poisoning America.  The idea that past racism can be undone with more racism is ludicrous.  Affirmative action, established in the 1960s, emphasized equality of opportunity.  But it has transmogrified — through the politics of DEI, sexual orientation, and gender identity — into a new form of racism emphasizing equality of outcome.  Unconstitutional quotas deny college admissions and government jobs to whites and non-black, non-Latino, non-Native groups.  The worst is the recent invasion of healthcare by DEI-driven policies.  Belonging to a DEI-privileged group outweighs need.  White patients may have to wait longer than blacks or Hispanics for cardiac care or kidney transplants.  All in the name of "health equity" and righting past wrongs done to those groups.  This column will look at four recent lawsuits — among the many — that have been brought against such policies.

There's A Deadly Race War Raging In America.  [Scroll down]  What I mean by that is that it's a perfect storm of Democrat malevolence.  That storm has three components.  The first is what seems to have become the primary plank of the Democrat party; namely, alleged white racism.  Before Barack Obama, America's race relations had been largely improving for 40 years.  With his "the police acted stupidly" comment, things got off on the wrong foot, and after the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, things went south quickly.  Then, George Floyd's death in 2020 sent race relations into a tailspin.  With the riots and the shilling for BLM by everyone from the NFL to Microsoft to congressional Democrats, things took a decidedly bad turn.  Suddenly, we were told systemic racism was to be found everywhere, from law enforcement to math to punctuality to proper English.  At the same time, we had the Pentagon, the White House, and practically every news organization in the country telling us that white nationalism is the single biggest threat to the country and that blacks were in constant danger. [...] The outcome of this perfect storm is that a significant proportion of the black population hates white people, has little belief that blacks have a vested interest in civilized society, and comes from homes in which no one teaches them right from wrong.

Rachel Levine Plays the Race Card on Climate Change.  The 2020s are like a South Park episode.  Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, a biological male who identifies as a transgender woman, earlier this month took time away from encouraging pre-adolescent children to explore their gender identities through the wonders of endocrine-disrupting pharmaceuticals to lecture the public about how climate change might be racist.  In a video posted on X, Levine said, "Black Americans are more likely than White Americans to live in areas in housing that increase their susceptibility to climate-related health issues," and added that "65% of Black Americans report feeling anxious about climate change's impact."  [Tweet]

A political speech by a condescending old white man in an all-black church:
AG Merrick Garland Campaigns for Unsecure Elections, Slams 'Unnecessary' Voter ID.  Joe Biden's Attorney General, Merrick Garland, has made clear his intention to make America's elections less secure, describing efforts to secure them as "burdensome and unnecessary."  Garland made the remarks at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama, during a commemoration of 'Bloody Sunday' when civil rights protesters were brutally attacked by police.  He also accused federal courts of weakening the 1965 Voting Rights Act by allowing various common sense voting restrictions such as presenting identification on arrival.

Democrats Promise Fraud and Insurrection.  The Democrat party is increasingly undemocratic.  Merrick Garland stood in front of a black church congregation in Selma, Alabama and attempted to rally them by ensuring that he would facilitate all manner of election fraud possible, proliferation of drop boxes, ensuring mail-in ballots are available and litigating any red-state actions toward securing elections.  He as much as admitted that the millions of illegals they're letting in will allow for the district maps to be redrawn to favor minorities.  That the massive influx of low-wage workers and the government provision of all their needs are direct attacks against minorities was probably lost on his audience.  Your Republican House passed the legislation to ensure the outcome that illegals could be counted in the census and therefore dilute the votes of American citizens.  If you are not here legally, you should not be counted in the census for this reason alone.

Why [a] Georgia Judge Won't Disqualify Fani Willis.  Any rational person familiar with the behavior of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis during the prosecutorial misconduct hearings that finally ended last Friday has probably concluded that her conduct has created the "appearance of impropriety."  This, according to defense lawyers for former President Trump and several co-defendants, is sufficient to disqualify Willis and the Fulton County DA's office from prosecuting the RICO case they launched last August.  Indeed, defense attorney Harry MacDougald cited six examples of actual conflicts of interest, any one of which is sufficient to disqualify Willis and her office.  Yet it's unlikely that it will happen.  Why not?  The decision must be made by Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, who said on Friday that he would rule on the motion to disqualify Willis and her office in about two weeks.  Unfortunately for the defendants, McAfee is a temporary appointee to the bench who must face Fulton County voters for the first time about 60 days after his ruling.

Women in power abuse it.  Upon taking office as mayor of Chicago after landslide victory in 2019, Lori Lightfoot said, "I know we're just a little bit closer to that dream as I stand here today, inaugurated as Chicago's first black woman and first openly gay mayor.  I know we're a little bit closer as we celebrate that, for the first time in the history of Chicago, women of color now hold all three of our citywide elected offices.  Four years later, when she couldn't make it out of the Democrat primary, she blamed racism and sexism.  Democrats nominated a black man.  The media promoted women candidates — especially the women of color — as being inherently superior to men.  Let's see how that worked out.

The nonsense of 'indigenous ways of knowing'.  There was a time when you could count on the left to defend science with the sort of zeal that would make a religious fundamentalist blush.  Scientific knowledge was once gleefully wielded to expose and mock the magical thinking of creationists, anti-vaxxers, Flat Earthers, astrologers and homoeopaths.  However, this staunch commitment to scientific empiricism has recently begun to waver.  It is now increasingly coming into conflict with the new tenets of the 'diversity, equity and inclusion' (DEI) agenda.  You can see this clearly in the Biden administration's proposed new guidelines for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS).  As the Washington Free Beacon reports, staff working in public-health agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDA), which are overseen by the HSS, could soon be instructed to consider 'multiple forms of evidence, such as indigenous knowledge' when going about their duties.  Put simply, advocates of 'indigenous knowledge' argue that various cultures throughout history have their own ways of understanding the world.  And these alternative, indigenous 'ways of knowing', they say, should be utilised alongside more established scientific methods in research and in policymaking.

Will White Males Become an Endangered Species in the Workplace?  America was founded on the principle that "all men are created equal."  So how did whites end up at the bottom of a new hierarchy of races?  Why are lawsuits by whites alleging "reverse discrimination" — racism of another kind — on the rise?  Conservative writer Christopher Caldwell says it all began in the 1960s.  The decade marked a radical change in how America — especially official America — viewed itself.  In The Age of Entitlement:  America Since the Sixties, his objective, incisive analysis of the process, Caldwell writes:  ["]Today slavery is at the center of Americans' official history, with race the central concept in the country's self-understanding.  Never before the 1960s was this the case.["]  Until then, racial conflict in America was always seen against the larger story — of building a constitutional republic.

Biden Slammed for Buying Fried Chicken for Black Family in 'Outreach' Video.  Before his landslide victory in South Carolina's Democratic primary on Saturday, President Joe Biden released a video in which he blatantly pandered to black voters while promoting ethnic stereotypes.  The video was filmed during a recent visit to Raleigh, North Carolina — anticipated to be a key swing state in the 2024 election.  Biden, along with Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper, stopped at Cook Out, a North Carolina-based fast-food chain, before meeting with local Wake County school administrator Eric Fitts and his two teenage sons, Christian and Carter.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Put Out A Video Of Him Eating Fried Chicken With A Black Family To Get The Black Vote Back.  After new polls show President Trump taking about 30% of the black vote, which is a game changer, bumbling Biden released a video of him eating fried chicken with black people to reconnect.  [Video clip]

Clyburn Reminds Young Black Voters if They Don't Vote Biden "They Ain't Black".  An NBC article highlights South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn as one of the central players in the game of Biden.  As the article notes, Clyburn heads into the AME Church network, worried that young black voters might not support the game. [...] The AME network are the ballot counters, the precinct poll workers, spread throughout the various urban enclaves of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, Michigan, Arizona, Virgina and both Carolinas.  It's a race-based coalition, dependent on conformity to achieve the objective.  Clyburn is worried the BLM segment of the process, the younger group, does not hold the enthusiasm needed to fulfill their role.  The AME network is prepared to be loyal to the agenda, but without the foot soldiers' things will be much more difficult, and many of those foot soldiers don't like the Biden outcomes.  The BLM group feel they are being taken for a ride, which they are, and the only outcome will be more of the same.

A political speech at an all-black church:
Biden Lies at Pulpit About His Role in Civil Rights and Attending Black Churches.  Joe Biden on Sunday continued to pander to the black community in Columbia, South Carolina ahead of the state's Democrat primary set for February 3.  81-year-old Biden participated in a political event at St.  John the Baptist Church on Sunday [1/28/2024].  He brazenly lied from the pulpit about his role in the civil rights movement and his history of attending black churches.  This is just weeks after he lied about 'starting the civil rights movement' during a stump speech at a black church in Charleston.

If Michelle Obama's Running, Two Sentences from Her College Thesis Should Be Read by Everyone.  Since Michelle Obama is now being discussed as an alternative if the powers that be within the Democratic Party decide to dump Joe Biden at the Democratic nominating convention, it's time we start telling the truth about this woman.  I have collected much research on her over the years but for now, let's discuss her college thesis.  In her thesis, she makes the wild claim that America was founded on "crime and hatred" and that whites in America are "ineradicably racist."  Of course, history is a lot more complex than that.  Most Americans opposed slavery, which is why we had a civil war to end this evil institution.  And after the Civil War, racist laws would have been abolished a lot sooner, but the party Michelle belongs to — the Democratic Party — blocked civil rights legislation for decades.  They were the party of slavery, Jim Crow and segregation.  The Republican Party was specifically founded to oppose slavery and racist laws, but Michelle seems to be unaware of this.  What's disturbing is that she constantly uses the terms "separationist" and "integrationist" in her thesis when describing the views of black people, and her thesis clearly identifies her as a separationist.  So, if you are a minority who wants to get ahead in broader society, Michelle thinks you're a sellout.  Talk about divisive.

'Their' Democracy:  Tyranny Comes to the US.  I am angered that Americans are being conditioned to loathe our shared history and the very people who made our modern country possible. [...] While declaring unity, our democracy cheerleaders encourage racial animosity.  One way is by falsely claiming white supremacy as our country's greatest threat.  To combat their perceived scourge of heritage America, they forced DIE and other race-based initiatives.  They supported violent aggression by BLM and ANTIFA while vigorously pursuing and prosecuting Trump-supporters.

NY Dem Rep. Yvette Clarke Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About Illegals:  "I Need More People in My District Just for Redistricting Purposes".  As New York collapses under the weight of Joe Biden's broken border and a neverending stream of illegals stretch resources, at least one NY Dem is celebrating what it means for her politically.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams shared that the city is supporting 110,000 "asylum seekers" who have arrived since April 2022 with up to 10,000 more coming per month.  In September, Adams told a crowd at an Upper West Side town hall meeting, "Let me tell you something, New Yorkers.  Never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to.  I don't see an ending to this.  This issue will destroy New York City.  Destroy New York City," and "The city we knew, we're about to lose."  But Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) sees an upside in illegals flooding American cities and said the quiet part out.  More illegals means help for redistricting purposes.

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In other words, she doesn't care what the flood of illegal immigrants costs this country; she only cares about how it can benefit her political career.

New Zealand MP performs ceremonial indigenous dance as part of her first speech in Parliament.  Bear with me here, this is Hana-Rawhiti Maipi-Clarke, New Zealand's youngest MP in 170 years, and as she began her maiden speech (her first speech in Parliament) she broke out into a Haka dance, which is very common among the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand.  The traditional dance is performed possibly to celebrate Maipi-Clarke's achievement, but I can't help but think she's performing the dance in a sort of preparation for "war" as a new MP who is dissatisfied with her country and its lawmakers (she was elected to represent the Maori native's political party).  [Tweet with video clip]

The Case Against Progressive Utopia.  Diversity, inclusion, equity (DIE) is a hallmark movement for utopians.  They advance CRT (Critical Race Theory) in schools and universities to counter systemic racism: whites oppressing blacks and browns in housing, education, business, healthcare, and government.  Those who question systemic racism are automatically condemned as "racist."  Racism can be defined as "prejudice or antagonism against people based solely on their membership is a racial or ethnic group."  CRT embodies the essence of that racism that DIE purports to oppose.  The Democrat mayor of Boston, Michelle Wu, held a 2023 Christmas party for "Electeds of Color."  In the name of diversity and inclusion, she excluded and discriminated against whites elected to Boston city council.

Why Are Americans at Each Other's Throats?  Ask Barack Obama.  From the beginning of Obama's presidency until its end, the man America's considered a unifier played one race card after another.  He enraged American law enforcement by falsely accusing a white Cambridge police officer of "acting stupidly."  He implied the officer was racially motivated when he gave to a reasonable and lawful order to a black Harvard professor, who resisted it.  When black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman, Obama said, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."  The jury found the defendant not guilty, and the jurors said race played no role in the encounter.  But Obama, who later embraced Black Lives Matter, again advanced the false narrative of anti-black "systemic racism."  Never mind studies showing cops more reluctant, more hesitant to pull the trigger on a black suspect than a white suspect.

Why wokeness really is like fascism.  If you had to choose a political word of the decade you could do worse than 'woke'.  Because these days 'woke' — and its various subsidiary forms: 'wokeness', 'wokery', 'wokerati', 'the great awokening', 'woquemada' — seems ubiquitous, and very much part of the verbal furniture.  And yet woke has a surprisingly short history as a notable term.  Though it was birthed in the 19th century, with noble origins surrounding the struggle for civil rights, it achieved its present, greater and much-changed salience as late as the 2010s — the Oxford English Dictionary only included it in 2017.  Since then, the word, initially deployed by people on the left as a badge of pride — epitomising their awareness of social justice — has become more of a boo word, used by people on the right, generally expressing dislike or contempt for perceived leftwing idiocies.  In this usage it becomes a kind of swearword and one that can be spat with gratifying, four-letter venom.

Democrat Jacksonville Mayor Celebrates Removal of Confederate Statue.  The newly elected Democrat mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, celebrated the removal of a Confederate statue in the city, which was officially gone before noon Wednesday.  Democrat Mayor Donna Deegan, who won her mayoral bid in May, celebrated the removal of the statue in Springfield Park, formally known as Confederate Park.  The monument in question, "In Memory of Our Women of the Southland," depicts a mother with her two children at her side, looking down at a book upon her lap.  It was erected in October 1915.

Democrats Love Racists Because They Are Racists.  Ever been to a club where the bouncer checking IDs at the door is also working a clicker to keep a headcount so the place doesn't violate the fire code capacity (by too much).  Each person in is a click, each person out is a click. [...] The most common button on the "progressive clicker," and their favorite, is the race button.  They wear it to a nub on an average day on MSNBC with the fervor of Hunter Biden face-planting into a pile of blow.  It's their go-to for everything.  What used to be an emergency brake for when they were losing an argument is now their opening salvo — calling something racist is easier than trying to make a case or refuting facts and reality.  That's wearing pretty thin, as most people yawn at the charge now.

Michelle Wu, Blasted for No-Whites-Allowed Holiday Party, Has Long History of Radical Racial Activism.  Boston Mayor Michelle Wu remains unapologetic for her decision to host a holiday party on Wednesday at which only "electeds of color" were welcome.  "I am honored to be a part of this group," she told the media outside Parkman House, the city-owned building where the party was held.  "It is a long-standing affinity group that has grown in recent years here in Boston, Massachusetts."  Wu's only admission of fault for the racially segregated party was for the fact that her aide, Denise DosSantos, unintentionally invited white members of Boston's City Council to the party before subsequently uninviting them on account of their race. "It was one of those emails that we've all sent at one point or another," Wu said, smiling. [...] Wu's failure to recognize the inherent problem with a holiday party that specially excludes people of a certain race is completely in line with how she usually conducts herself.  She has long been a radical racial activist who employs the divisive framework that categorizes people as either "oppressors" or "oppressed."  After the death of George Floyd, Wu, at the time a member of Boston's City Council and a mayoral candidate, undertook a mission to "demilitarize" the city's police force in the name of racial justice.  This involved taking away the police department's means of using force.

Maine's Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Offered Free Park Passes Based on Race.  Maine's Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry (DACF) was, until November 10th, offering free state park passes based exclusively on race.  The initiative was made by Maine's Nature Based Education Consortium (NBEC).  Despite desiring "to ensure that every Maine youth has access to powerful outdoor learning experiences," as the NEBC says on its website, they focus their efforts on minority youth, rather than helping the poor regardless of race.  (The webpage for this program was deleted after reporters began asking questions.)  The NBEC and DACF partnered to raffle off state park passes to minorities as part of the Thrive Outside initiative.

This Is What Actual Systemic Racism Looks Like.  Remember St. George of Fentanylville, the career criminal who once held a gun to the belly of a pregnant woman?  He was martyred while resisting arrest for a felony, after having fought his way out of the squad car and requiring four adult male officers to wrestle him to the ground.  Whether he died from the weight of the officers or from a drug overdose is open for debate.  But what is undebatable is the epilogue.  American cities burned and innocents were murdered in response to this supposed revelation of American systemic racism against blacks.  Whatever your opinion of Derek Chauvin, not a single shred of evidence has since emerged to suggest, much less prove, that his actions that day stemmed from bigotry.  Nevertheless, the allegation of a systemic racism enmeshed in the very fabric of this country, curable only by a violent dismantling and rebuilding of the entire edifice, was accepted as a priori by the entire Democrat power structure and indeed by many a Republican as well.  To even question the assertion was proof of one's racism.

Stacey Abrams Just Went on MSNBC to Call You Racist and Sexist for Not Liking Kamala Harris.  It will never cease to amaze me that Democrats continue believing they can insult or shame people into supporting their politicians.  It's as if they believe if they call you "racist" or "sexist" enough times, you will finally throw up your hands and say, "Well, maybe Democrats aren't so bad, after all."  This is the tactic that was in full play when failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams went on MSNBC to tell host Jen Psaki and the network's white progressive audience that people don't have a favorable opinion of Vice President Kamala Harris because the nation despises black women.

Would The 'Woke' Movement Please Hurry Up And Die Already?  What do we mean by "woke"?  It's the extreme-left mindset encouraged by the "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion" movement, the ugly offspring of Marxism and critical race theory.  Its intent is all-inclusive, covering the entirety of culture, social interactions, and commerce.  Indeed, the movement's ultimate goal is to plant a permanent flag of ideological conquest in your brain so you'll be frightened to transgress even a little bit of the thought boundaries they've set for you.  It's working.  From once-sensible cops in Britain tearing down posters of Israelis kidnapped by Hamas, to Hollywood's awful woke remakes of classic entertainment, to drag queens parading in children's classrooms and events, to our own woke military, "woke" now seems culturally pervasive, almost inescapable.

Who Is Somah Haaland, The Activist Daughter Of Biden's Interior Secretary?  Radical activism has come to define the Biden administration, and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland could be the poster child.  For instance, just last week, the former congresswoman participated in a bizarre video with a drag queen to promote the false narrative that "queer rights are more under attack than ever."  Meanwhile, the connections of Haaland's activist 29-year-old daughter, Somah, have become a major cause for concern, leading to multiple ethics complaints against the secretary over fears of undue influence.  In September, the bilingual Hispanic website ADN America documented Somah Haaland's relationship with a Cuban solidarity group linked to the communist regime's intelligence apparatus.  The connection stems from Somah's work for the Pueblo Action Alliance (PAA), a far-left, Albuquerque-based climate group that often advocates issues on behalf of the Laguna Pueblo.

Federal Court Picks Alabama Congressional Map That Carves out Separate Black District.  Gerrymandering, whether engineered through judicial fiat or by legislators, is meant to weigh electoral results in a certain direction.  From the map selected by the three-judge panel overseeing the Alabama redistricting map, it appears as though these judges are attempting to thwart another Trump landslide in Alabama for 2024.  [Tweet]  Like the ouster of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, this may not work out the way everyone thinks it will.

Newsom's bottomless cynicism reflected in his appointment of a black, lesbian, Maryland voter to fill remainder of Feinstein's Senate term.  It's impossible to be too cynical about Gavin Newsom, the Brylcreem-topped governor of California who lusts after the Democrats' nomination for president, even as he publicly mouths support for Biden.  This is a man who bedded his best friend's wife, after all.  Caligula looks on in envy at the brazenness of Newsom's designation of Laphonza Butler to fill the remainder of Dianne Feinstein's Senate term, expiring in January 2025.  As a way of mocking the institution, Caligula only joked about appointing his horse Incitatus as consul, a role reserved for senators, while Newsom has actually appointed a longtime Maryland resident and registered voter to represent California in the Senate, a body the Constitution designated to represent that sovereign states in the federal government.  Butler will take a big pay cut to join the Senate, which pays $174,000 for non-leadership solons.  The top-paid executive at Emily's List reportedly earns $950,000, almost five-and-a-half times what a Senator earns, and more than 30 times the average income in the United States.  But don't expect the usual critics of CEO compensation to utter a peep.

Newsom's 'First Black Lesbian' Senate Appointee Immediately Hit With Scandal, Cover-Up.  The recent death of former Sen. Dianne Feinstein left Gov. Gavin Newsom in a predicament.  Would he keep his promise to fill the seat with a black woman even though two white people (Adam Schiff and Katie Porter) are leading the 2024 race for the seat?  As RedState reported, the answer is yes.  Newsom appointed Laphonza Butler, whose only qualifications appear to be working on Kamala Harris' failed 2020 presidential campaign while being a "black lesbian."  Naturally, the California governor is touting the latter.  [Tweet with video clip]  I'm just really glad we select the most powerful people in the country based on race and who they sleep with.  I mean, what could possibly go wrong with such an approach?  What does merit have to do with governing competently anyway?  Let's ask Newsom, who apparently appointed a Maryland resident to the seat, birthing an immediate scandal.

Gavin Newsom Picks The Perfect Democrat.  Is it really that weird that Laphonza Butler, California Governor Gavin Newsom's pick to replace Diane Feinstein in the Senate, lives in Maryland?  Now, incidentally, this isn't one of those instances where a politician is spending an inordinate amount of time in DC (before leaving office and becoming a lobbyist and making it official).  Newsom's spokesperson confirms that Butler resides in Silver Spring, Maryland, and is registered to vote in that state.  We're just skipping the part where we pretend senators represent states rather than political parties. [...] At this point, any Democrat who doesn't treat skin color as at least partly determinative of a person's worth is going to be in trouble.  And it's not just moral preening over race.  Butler, Newsom notes, will be the first "lesbian Black woman to join Congress in US history."  In most news pieces on the appointment, we learn who Butler prefers to sleep with before we hear any of her accomplishments.

Newsom to Appoint Laphonza Butler to Fill Feinstein's Senate Seat — She Lives In Maryland.  California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) will appoint Laphonza Butler to fill Feinstein's vacant Senate seat.  "California Gov. Gavin Newsom will appoint EMILY's List President Laphonza Butler to fill the seat of the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein, elevating the head of a fundraising juggernaut that works to elect Democratic women who support abortion rights, according to a person familiar with the decision."  Politico reported.  Laphonza Butler lives in Maryland and registered to vote there last year!

Supreme Court Caves to Left on Racial Quotas.  The Supreme Court sided on Tuesday with federal interference in the Alabama legislature for the second time in four months, by ordering or allowing the liberal judicial override of a redistricting plan.  This misuse of the Voting Rights Act obstructs a state legislature from exercising its constitutional authority to reformulate its congressional districts based on population changes.  Some 15 years after Americans elected a black president, and long after black congressmen and senators have been elected by majority-white constituents, the Supreme Court is still falling for the liberal lie that whites won't elect a black representative.  Liberals perpetuate this fiction to increase the number of Democrat-controlled congressional districts, rather than to protect voting rights.

Indicted Senator Bob Menendez to Announce Reelection Bid Monday.  Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who was indicted days ago on federal bribery charges, is expected to announce on Monday that he intends to seek reelection, according to a report from the New Jersey Globe.  Menendez has been defiant in the wake of the indictment, claiming that he's being targeted for being Latino.  "It is not lost on me how quickly some are rushing to judge a Latino and push him out of his seat," he said in a statement.  "I am not going anywhere."

Kendi Kar Krash.  Ibram X. Kendi, ne Ibram Henry Rogers, is this generation's Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton on steroids: race hustling shakedowns perfected.  His target has been universities, which have been content to shower him with money, the most recent being Boston University, which lured him and his Center for Antiracist Research away from American University several years ago.  Twitter founder Jack Dorsey gave Kendi a $10 million unrestricted grant, among other foolish donors who shoveled money at Kendi, when they aren't paying him up to $40,000 for a half-hour "antiracist training" seminar on Zoom.  Someone noticed a few weeks ago that Kendi hasn't had any academic publications for several years, and it appears his Center for Antiracist Research hasn't produced any research, either: [...] And now the Center is laying off 40 percent of its staff because its revenue has apparently dried up.  And it is not going down well with some of the laid-off staff, such as BU professor Phillipe Copeland, who is among the terminated staff.

The Fed's Bait and Switch:  Race and the U.S. Census.  A handy barometer for federal, monetized aggression against the American people can be readily seen in the documents of the U.S. Census, as it fails to justify its growing demands upon our privacy and insists on the priority of 'race' in every evaluation.  The U.S. Census documents imply, by focus and repetition, that racism is the crowning national proclivity — despite the same being, in real life, sanctioned by a slim minority.  Aren't most of us tired of being held ransom in 'black' vs. 'white' land?  I know I am.

Biden Administration Pushes "Indigenous Knowledge".  The Biden administration has released a "guidance" to federal agencies that calls on them to include "Indigenous Knowledge" in decision making: [...] If you are looking for specific instances of "Indigenous Knowledge" that is somehow different from anyone else's knowledge, and that have contributed to "scientific advancements," you won't find them in the White House statement. [...] Most of the people involved in this boondoggle are reliable supporters of the Democratic Party, and some are getting paid.  Indigenous Knowledge includes the understanding that being politically connected can generate rivers of cash, especially in a Democratic administration.

Racism in America Today.  The woke accusation that "America is systemically racist" is manifest nonsense.  Wokeism is anti-white.  We owe individual black citizens — as we owe all citizens — fellowship and help when deserving.  But to blacks as a group we owe nothing, just as no group is owed anything, nor is any individual owed anything simply by being part of a group.  The woke Left only incidentally wants to give blacks a hand up; their main goal is power.  Outcome differences between blacks and others are not due to racism, but to bad decisions on the part of black individuals.  As I just said, racism in America today is, to a very significant degree, a manufactured problem, crafted by woke leftists in order to overthrow the American way of life.  They claim there exists an intolerable, all-pervasive system of white oppression.

The Mind-Bendingly Insane, Completely Craven, Utterly Unconscionable Redemption of Al Sharpton.  This past weekend, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, an umbrella group uniting 125 local Jewish communities and 17 national Jewish organizations, sent an email to its followers proudly announcing that it has signed on as a partner in the Virtual March on Washington this week, an event organized by Al Sharpton.  Because last week also marked the 29th anniversary of the Crown Heights riots, it's worth it to stop and recall that among his many distinctions — MSNBC pundit, and an adviser who reportedly regularly speaks to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, collector of innumerable sateen suits — Al Sharpton is also currently America's only living pogrom leader.  After a car driven by a Hasidic Jew accidentally swerved and struck a young African American boy, killing him, hundreds of the neighborhood's Black residents rioted in the streets, chanting "death to the Jews!" as well as looting stores, attacking anyone who was visibly Jewish, and ripping mezuzot off of door posts.  Sharpton was quick to arrive on the scene, leading a march in which participants burned an Israeli flag and called to kill all Jews.

Buttigieg's 'Equity' Team Seeks to End 'Racist' Private Car Ownership: 'All Cars Are Bad'.  Democrat President Joe Biden's "woke" Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has formed a team of "equity experts" that seeks to end private car ownership.  Buttigieg has been busy allocating tax dollars to appoint a group of "leading experts" to advise him on "transportation equity."  Several members of Buttigieg's Marxist "equity" team argue that cars cause "climate change" and "promote racism" and therefore should be phased out.  The target is not just traditional gas-powered vehicles, however, as the "experts" insist that "all cars are bad," including EVs.  Earlier this month, Buttigieg appointed 24 new members to his Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity.

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If "all cars are bad," how do Washington bureaucrats get to work?

Oakland D.A.: White victims "harm" her office.  [Scroll down]  That's the lesson being taught in Oakland to the people charged with helping crime victims trying to navigate the frustrating world of being a crime victim.  It's the next step in the ideological movement that classifies everybody except White people as victims.  As we all have heard by now, if you are White you are privileged, so quit whining about that assault you suffered.

'How to Serve White Victims'.  Oakland, Calif., is plagued by crime — and by a district attorney, Pamela Price, determined to divide people by race.  After "antiracist" consultant Karen Fleshman finished a training in Oakland, Calif., she took to Facebook to express pride in her work:  "Great afternoon training Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price's Victim Services team in 'How to Serve White Victims.' Madam DA Pamela Price is my shero [sic] and mentor.  She is a lifelong warrior for justice with compassion."  A few days later, Ms. Price thanked Ms. Fleshman for her "wisdom and support."  But when I started asking questions about the June 26 training, suddenly trainer and trainee didn't want to talk about it.

Liberals Accuse Cornel West, a Black Man, of 'Stealing Votes' From Biden.  [Scroll down]  Now, on cue, the corporate state media is framing Cornel West as an illegitimate spoiler candidate getting in the way of the Brandon entity's re-coronation as lord of the plantation — even going so far as to accuse him of "stealing" votes, particularly black votes, that are rightfully the property of the Democrat Party.  On his show "Morning Joe," host Joe Scarborough — a nominal Republican, mind you — prompts his guest, John Della Volpe:  "How devastating is it if Cornel takes 2, 3, 4% from Joe Biden in 2024?"  Della Volpe nods and receives the question with the appropriate constipated, concerned look at the prospect.  "Joe, I think that if he takes that 2 [to] 3%, it's going to be from the constituency that we just talked about," Della Volpe responds.  The constituency he references is black Democrat voters.

California Democrats Play Affirmative Action Games Over Feinstein Senate Seat.  Race-based preferences are taking over the competition for Dianne Feinstein's California Senate seat.  On Thursday, The New York Times revealed Feinstein surrendered power of attorney to her daughter in a report on the 90-year-old senator's failing health.  The longtime legacy lawmaker is unable to make legal decisions of her own while making major legal decisions for the country. [...] If she resigns, Gov. Gavin Newsom has already pledged to appoint a black woman to the seat.  Newsom made the commitment in 2021 after upsetting Democrats by appointing then-Secretary of State Alex Padilla, California's first Latino senator, to replace Kamala Harris after her election to vice president.  It's no coincidence, then, the most vocal supporters of Feinstein's resignation, such as California Rep. Ro Khanna, have endorsed Rep. Barbara Lee in the crowded Senate primary.  In fact, Khanna, who co-chairs Lee's campaign, was the first member of Congress to request Feinstein step down, according to The Hill.

A brief, sad history of bias in the news.  [Scroll down]  An interesting example is the death of George Floyd.  This event spawned a flurry of violent criminality across the nation, but the particular details of Mr. Floyd's apparent intoxication were largely ignored by the media and the political activists.  Suffice it to say that he may well have died while sitting on his sofa from all of the drugs he put in his system without the police ever having to arrive.  A precursor to this event happened in Los Angeles several years before, when a VHS video just happened to be made of several police beating Rodney King with their batons.  Such "brutality" led to a riot in which there were several fatalities.  Mr. King survived and famously tried to calm things down by famously asking, "Can't we all just get along?"  He, too, was high on drugs and resisted arrest.  Unmentioned in much of the coverage was that the video showed several taser wires coming off his chest.  When tasing didn't work, the police had no choice but to resort to more physical means to bring him into custody.  The city paid Mr. King handsomely for his discomfort.  He then bought a house and soon drowned in his swimming pool.

New York plans to give $200 million to cannabis entrepreneurs of color.  In an ambitious move to make its new marijuana industry equitable, New York is proposing a $200 million fund to help entrepreneurs of color and some other groups get into the business.  But officials haven't yet nailed down some components that experts say are crucial to making the investment effective.  Gov. Kathy Hochul's proposal, unveiled last month, would be among the largest sums any state has committed to try to ensure diversity and social equity in the fast-growing legal pot business.  The plan also is somewhat unusual for relying on money from private sources.

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Nobody has been forced into the retail marijuana market.  It's bad enough that marijuana is legal in some areas, but there's no need to subsidize drug dealers just because they're black.

Is D.E.I. Going to D-I-E?  Since the Floyd riots of 2020, the Left has promoted Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs as must-have credentials for woke corporations eager to show concern for "marginalized" minorities.  DEI is marketed as a way to address racial discrimination in the corporate world with affirmative-action hiring practices.  The programs also include LGBTQ+ identifiers, feminists, and any others claiming victimhood.  Thus, DEI has been all the rage for the last few years as major companies scrambled to hire DEI officers for their workforce and boards of directors.  The rage is now over.  DEI is still around, but it has lost its luster.  When liberal programs lose their luster, it usually means it's time to move on to the next great acronym.

The Left Again Beclowns Itself Over White Supremacy.  [Scroll down]  The MSNBC editorial claims, "Physical fitness has always been central to the far right."  Tell that to the 70 percent or so NFL and NBA players, superb athletes who also happen to be black, not far right politically and would not be playing professional sports if they avoided physical fitness. [...] The editorial also worries, "The realm of online fitness now provides a new and ever-expanding market for reaching and radicalizing young men."  Tell that to on-line fitness giant Les Mills, featuring people of color as instructors and clients.  Their only goal to radicalize clients into getting in shape.  I have taken several of their workout classes and never recall their instructors attempting to convert the class into little Nazis.  Another popular fitness class, Tae Bo, founded by a black man Billy Blanks, must be a hotbed of neo-Nazi indoctrination according to MSNBC.  Michelle Obama must also be a white supremacist due to her fitness initiative "Let's Move," attempting to reduce obesity through diet, exercise, and fitness.  Another fitness program, a spin-off of P90X called Insanity, is led by "super trainer Shaun T," an extremely fit black athlete.

'People of Color' and '2SLGBITQIA+': Using Language to Enforce Subordination.  Recently, Arizona Republican Eli Crane was rebuked for referring to "people of color" as "colored people."  That's a controversy which would, at any other time in the history of the English language, be incomprehensible to a sensible reader.  After all, there's no practical difference in the phrases.  In fact, the choice to give preference to the phrase "people of color" is worse than practically useless to an English speaker — it's needlessly more burdensome to both the talker and the listener. [...] But the point for the leftist language police isn't about efficiency in communication.  It's about power.  You will amend your language and speech patterns in uncomfortable and nonsensical ways in order to conform to a peculiar social order, or you will be socially pilloried for your refusal to do so by submitting to stupid new language rules that apply only to you.  In Eli Crane's case, it was clearly a slip of the tongue.  But that doesn't matter.  If Crane were a black man, he likely could have spoken the n-word without objection.  But, since he is a not, different rules apply to him.

The Democrats Want America To Be More Like South Africa.  That's A Terrible Idea.  On Sunday, the White House Press Secretary made clear she and her fellow Democrats want a very different America than the rest of us.  During an appearance on MSNBC, Karine Jean-Pierre was asked by the host about how the White House will handle future debate regarding affirmative action now that the Supreme Court has banned it in America's colleges and universities.  She responded with this: "We're going to say, 'this [decision] is wrong.'  It is unprecedented... taking away important constitutional rights that have been in place for a long time."

Good luck getting a free air conditioner if you don't live in a black neighborhood.
Biden administration to buy air conditioning units in push for 'equity and environmental justice'.  The White House is touting its decision to buy air conditioners as a part of a plan to promote "equity and environmental justice" during a historic heat wave that it attributes to climate change.  A Tuesday memo from the Biden administration said that heat wave included record-high daily high temperatures in several areas of the country.  The plan cited its $3.85 billion Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program that it said helped lower cooling costs and will provide air conditioning units for low-income households for over 6 million households.  "The situation is alarming, and it requires an all-of-society response to ensure that communities have the support they need to plan, prepare, and recover from these extreme weather events, which are costing the U.S. billions of dollars every year," the memo stated.

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Hot weather is not "alarming." You may not know this, but there once was a time when Dallas had a record high temperature every day for a year.  It wasn't because of global warming.  It was the first year that daily temperature records were kept.  (Gotcha!)  The lack of accurate temperature measurements was the issue, not the weather.  Similarly, there will be days when record high temperatures, and record lows, will be observed.  That's only because the temperature records only go back a little more than a century.

The Left Is Losing Its Race War, That's Why It's Distorting The Definition Of 'Racism'.  An everlasting truism of the political left is that when they hold an indefensible position, they pretend everything is more complicated than it actually is, and, therefore, it's your fault for failing to understand the complexities of the world.  So shut up and just let them do what they need to do! [...] There is no truer example of that reality than the way they talk about "racism."  The Supreme Court just ruled that it's unconstitutional for institutions in higher education to discriminate against an applicant based on his race.  What has been congenially known as "affirmative action" is, by definition, racial unfairness.  Knowing full well that defending the kind of discrimination America erased 50 years ago is untenable, the left has once again attempted to take a very simple concept and distort it beyond recognition so that, hopefully, everyone will be too confused to even argue about it.

Liberal Supreme Court justice comes out in favor of segregation.  Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is trying to put one over on America.  In her dissent from the high court's long-overdue ruling against racial preferences in college admissions, she cited an utterly bogus statistic.  "For high-risk Black newborns, having a Black physician more than doubles the likelihood that the baby will live," she wrote in rationalizing Harvard's bigotry against Asian American applicants.  Yet that black infant mortality number is obvious bunk.  If it were true, it would mean thousands of black infants dying every year thanks to white doctors' secret racism.

Karine Jean-Pierre: Racial preferences are an 'important constitutional right'.  Employing the euphemism "affirmative action," President Biden's press secretary claimed that there is a constitutional right to receive preferential treatment based on one's race.  She was discussing recent Supreme Court decisions on MSNBC with host Ari Melber, and made the extraordinary claim without citing any language in the Constitution — because of course there isn't any to support her and, contrarily, language in the 14th Amendment that prohibits it.  The bogus claim came a minute into a nearly 5½ minute, very friendly interview, and did not elicit any pushback from the host, or even any audible reaction to the claim.  KJP never directly addressed his question about what the Biden administration planned to do, beyond unspecified "executive action[.]"  The remained of the friendly interview contained a number of obviously planned buzzwords that were repeated, such as "unprecedented" to describe the Supreme Court's recent decisions.  Of course, the media will never ask where in the Constitution there is a right to racial preferences or "affirmative action."

Justice Jackson wants to increase the Black baby survival rate to 198% but what about the Black abortion rate?  The three libs were outvoted last week when the Supreme Court declared Harvard's racial discrimination illegal.  So, they did what liberals do when they lose — they shouted, invented "facts," and implied that the majority were racist.  The facts they invented included the following.  Justice Jackson recited as a "fact" that Black pediatricians, as compared to white pediatricians, double the survival rate of black babies.  She implied that Black babies die more often when under the care of white pediatricians because the white ones are racist.  Therefore, her reasoning goes, we should favor Blacks in college admissions — so that we can double the Black baby survival rate.  That would be a neat trick — to double the survival rate of Black babies — and a pretty good reason to continue racially discriminating in favor of Blacks, if only her "fact" were true.  But it's not.  The current Black baby survival rate is over 99%, within a hair of the white baby survival rate.  So, a doubling of the Black baby survival rate would put it at over 198%.  In other words, for every one Black baby born, nearly two would survive.

Ben & Jerry's [publishes] July 4 tweet demanding 'stolen' Native American land be returned to the Lakota.  Furious ice cream fans are promising to boycott the iconic Ben & Jerry's brand, accusing the company of 'going woke' following a July 4th tweet in which it said that it was 'committed' to returning 'stolen' lands to indigenous peoples.  The brand, which was founded by longtime Bernie Sanders allies Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenwood but has since been sold to British multinational Unilever, tweeted the message to its 494,000 followers.  'This 4th of July, it's high time we recognize that the US exists on stolen Indigenous land and commit to returning it,' the company's official account wrote before suggesting Mount Rushmore should be handed back to its original owners.

RFK Jr. denounces Supreme Court ruling striking down affirmative action.  Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. denounced the United States Supreme Court ruling striking down affirmative action, prompting a wave of criticism from Americans.  Kennedy said in a Thursday [6/29/2023] tweet that he believes historically racist policies are now "self-perpetuating" and need to be corrected with affirmative action, which uses quotas or special preference in admitting or hiring racial and ethnic minority groups.  [Tweet]  "Affirmative action... uses race-based policies to undo the effects of racist policies," wrote Kennedy.  "'Color-blind' admissions tend to favor those who are already in the circle of privilege.  It favors those who grew up in affluent, educated households.  Wouldn't you like to invite in those who have been left out in the cold?"

Justice Jackson's emotional dissent relied on an objectively flawed study.  The Supreme Court has a very narrow lane:  Does the Constitution control and, if so, how?  If the American people dislike the constitutional answer, there is an amendment process — one that, significantly, gives them a loud voice.  However, for the last 100 years, leftist Supreme Court justices have been legislating from the bench, effectively amending the Constitution as they go.  Given the chance, Justice Jackson would have done the same, relying on a mixture of emotion and lies, to turn the Constitution into a document of racial oppression.  In 1857, the Supreme Court's race-based decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford was one of the causes of our bloody Civil War.  In 1896, despite the people saying explicitly in the 14th Amendment that race could not divide Americans, the Supreme Court's race-based decision in Plessy v. Ferguson led to the horrors of Jim Crow.  You'd think blacks would want to keep race out of the Constitution but, like generations of Democrats before them, they are heartbroken that the Constitution is a colorblind document.

Federal court delivers major blow to Biden's radical equity agenda.  In a lawsuit challenging the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) — a new federal agency dedicated to helping only certain preferred racial groups — a federal judge ruled that the Biden administration cannot discriminate based on race.  Judge Mark Pittman, a Trump-appointee based in Fort Worth, Texas, delivered a remedial lesson in civics to the administration:  "The Constitution demands equal treatment under law."  While such a statement should be obvious to any American, this was quite a painful blow to the administration.  On his first day in office, President Biden declared a "whole of government" approach to racial equity, requiring all his agencies to "affirmatively advance[e] equity."  In practice, the equity agenda resulted in a bevy of programs open to some races, but not others.  Farmers, restaurant owners, homeowners, small business owners and federal contractors all got billions in federal tax dollars, so long as they belonged to certain racial groups.  The MBDA is the cornerstone of this equity agenda.

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Dem in Congress said the quiet part out loud on MSNBC, that Trump 'needs to be shot'.  Call it a "Freudian slip," where a person accidentally says what she really is thinking.  Stacey Plaskett is a nonvoting member of Congress, a delegate representing the US Virgin Islands in the House of Representatives.  She was born and grew up in New York City, and graduated from the elite and expensive Choate Rosemary Hall prep school in Connecticut before going on the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown and law school at American University.  She says that she and her family frequently visited St. Croix, where her parents are from, in her childhood, and that apparently was good enough for the voters to choose her to represent them in Congress.

Biden State Dept Demands $76 Million to Push Diversity and Inclusion, Citing 'National Security'.  The Biden State Department is requesting an additional $76 million budget allocation from Congress to fund its initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, describing the matter as a priority for national security.  In her role as chief officer for diversity and inclusion at the State Department, Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley testified before Congress on Tuesday morning, arguing the funds would allow her to hire new employees, monitor the racial and gender composition within the department and maintain records of employee reports concerning discrimination, harassment, and bullying.

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That sounds like a lot of money to "monitor the racial and gender composition within the department."  Is the ethnic balance something that changes from one hour to the next?  Does it really affect national security if the racial and gender composition gets out of balance — i.e., too white?

America's Headlong Rush Back to Slavery.  The social justice of "woke" has expanded to include:
  •   climate justice,
  •   minority justice,
  •   sexual justice,
  •   gender justice (not the same as sexual justice),
  •   economic justice, and
  •   moral justice (i.e., moral relativism).
Woke ideology demands human behavior consistent with the demands of social justice across all elements of society.  It requires top-down control of all Americans — down to our very beliefs and behaviors.  That would indeed be "fundamental transformation."  But "fundamentally transform" America into what?  America was founded as a self-governed country, based on individual rights and respecting private property (capitalism).  A fundamental change to that foundation would be centrally governed, based on communal rights and public control of property.

Colorado councilwoman who advocated for reparations blown out in reelection contest.  A councilwoman in a Colorado district lost her reelection bid by a wide voter margin, only a month after a video of her advocating for reparations was shared on social media.  The vote tally for the election in District 9 showed incumbent candidate Candi CdeBaca lose to challenger Darrell Watson on Tuesday night, with Watson getting 60.71% of the votes while CdeBaca trailed far behind at 39.29%.  CdeBaca's 21.42% margin loss marked one of the biggest blowout losses in the last 10 years, according to KDVR.

Navy Secretary Touts Ships as 'Beacons' for 'Diversity, Equity and Inclusion'.  The Navy Secretary touted its ships as "beacons in every port of call" for "diversity, equity, and inclusion," in a message to the force celebrating Pride Month.  In the message to the force, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro highlighted Harvey Milk, the first openly-gay candidate to be elected to state office in California, who was also a lieutenant junior grade.  In 2016, then-Navy Secretary Ray Mabus named a ship after Milk. [...] "Diversity, equity, and inclusion," or DEI, has become a term encapsulating programs and trainings based on critical race theory, which has its roots in Marxism, according to Christopher Rufo, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Georgia Democrat Slams Party for Favoring Migrants over Americans.  The Democratic Party's enthusiasm for new immigrants is pushing their African-American supporters out the back door, according to a Democratic African-American legislator in the Georgia House of Representatives. [...] In Chicago, for example, blacks have organized to oppose their loss of power to immigrant voters, and to the placement of migrants in their neighborhood south of central Chicago.  In Washington D.C., where blacks comprise 50 percent of the population, council members are complaining about the growing cost of aiding poor migrants.

'Reverend' Al Sharpton Outdoes Himself in Disgraceful Display During Jordan Neely Funeral.  They say a leopard never changes its spots, and that was absolutely the case Thursday when race-hustling MSNBC host and "Reverend" Al Sharpton brought his clown-show circus to town to preside over the funeral of Jordan Neely.  Neely, a 30-year-old homeless man with an extensive arrest record, died on May 1st after being subdued by multiple passengers on a New York City subway for allegedly behaving in an aggressive and threatening manner, saying he was hungry and didn't care if he got arrested.  24-year-old Marine Daniel Penny, seen in the video clip putting Neely in what some have called a "submission hold" or "headlock," has been charged by woke Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg with second-degree manslaughter over Neely's death, though some witnesses have described Penny as a "hero."  As per the norm, Sharpton, who is a failed Democratic presidential candidate, made himself the center of the spotlight rather than Neely, lapping up the attention he got from the press and onlookers shortly before the Harlem service started:  [Tweet]

Biden Stokes the Flames of Distrust.  [Scroll down]  Is racial harmony best achieved through developing an understanding of one another or by encouraging hatred and distrust?  This brings me to Joe Biden's commencement speech at Howard University.  He told a predominantly black audience that "white supremacy" is the greatest threat faced by our nation.  I'm not going to analyze whether Joe has any substantiating evidence for that statement — or if it was just a flat-out lie.  I want to talk about the effect that type of language has on the society he is charged to lead.

Biden Calls 'White Supremacy' the 'Most Dangerous Terrorist Threat' in Speech at Black College.  Joe Biden is a born political panderer.  It's how he won the Democratic Party nomination, and it played a large role in his victory over Donald Trump.  Telling people what they want to hear is a political skill that most politicians possess.  But there may never have been a politician as adept and skilled as Joe Biden in pandering to voters based on their race, their gender, their sexual identity, or any other aspect of their personhood that can be sliced, diced, and pureed to create a message tailor-made for a particular Democratic constituency.  Biden gave the commencement address to the historically black college of Howard University on Saturday and turned on the pander up to "10" in his bid to win over his audience.

Just As Biden Tells Howard University White Supremacy Is The Biggest Threat To America, The Feds Play Dressup As Patriot Front And Storm DC.  Just hours after one of the biggest racists in Senate history, Joe Biden told graduates at the historically black Howard University that "The most dangerous terrorist threat to our country is white supremacy," the feds went into action and created great visuals for the mainstream media to run with.  Hundreds of white men with masks over their faces carrying upside flags marched in DC.  Many on social media pointed out that no group who claim to be 'Patriots' would fly the flag upside down.

Something wicked this way comes.  [Scroll down]  What are we looking at?  Whatever its long-term provenance going back decades, the movement we are dealing with now starts with Obama.  In the 2008 campaign, Obama said the objective of his administration would be to "fundamentally transform" America.  I, and I suspect a lot of others, thought this was just political blather.  Not hardly.  But there is a problem with this objective.  To achieve it, you have to plow through the Constitution.  Obama didn't plan to do that by amendments but by stoking racial animosity.  Something important happened with the death (ruled to be murder) of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020, for which police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted and sentenced to 22.5 years.  (Given the plethora of relevant details around the case, a different judgment is imaginable.)  It effectively launched the Defund the Police movement.

The Counterattack of Reason.  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are means of destroying meritocracy and Republican majority state legislatures are finally responding.  A number of states are now demanding to know how much money is being spent on DEI programs.  Once voters realize how much money has been spent on this pernicious nonsense, it is likely to be scrapped.  In Wisconsin, the legislature flexed its muscles and demanded the state university stop requiring DEI statements of job applicants.  It's a start.  Next, they should detail for voters how much is spent for administrators and programs designed to propagate this.  Faced with ever-increasing tuition fees, a great deal of which is going not to teaching but to administering DEI idiocy, the voters will rebel against it.  In related news about the backlash against the war on meritocracy, the ABA has retreated from eliminating the LSAT from law-school admissions.  It's likely that race and ethnic identification qualifiers for medical school will soon be dealt with by a Supreme Court hostile to such policies.

Is It Okay for Leftist Charities to Accept Donations from Black Nationalists?  The Democrat party likes to argue that Republicans are the party of white nationalism and white supremacy.  That's quite an argument from the party of Nathan Bedford Forrest (D-KKK), Theodore Bilbo, Jefferson Davis, Woodrow Wilson, and Bull Connor against the party that came into existence partially due to abolitionism.  It's also quite an accusation from a party that aligns openly with a racist and black nationalist hate group.  In contrast to the left's pigeon chess (knock over the pieces, call your opponent a racist, and say you have won), I can back this up to the hilt with objective evidence, not from right-wing or Republican sources, but from Black Lives Matter Global Network itself.

Liberals sure like dead black men.  [Scroll down]  No, this column is about black men killed by non-liberal white people or in the case of George Zimmerman, a Hispanic.  AOC used the death in a subway train of Jordan Neely to create a new saint for the church of black victimhood.  A violent man, he went crazy in a subway train last Thursday afternoon.  The transit police were unavailable.  Passengers subdued him.  He died after being held in what we are told was a chokehold.  AOC went on a tweet rant based on few facts and many emotions.  Judge, jury and executioner, she tweeted, "Jordan Neely was murdered.  But because Jordan was houseless and crying for food in a time when the city is raising rents and stripping services to militarize itself while many in power demonize the poor, the murderer gets protected with passive headlines and no charges.  It's disgusting."  Houseless has replaced homeless which replaced bum.

In a World Gone Mad, the Jordan Neelys Rule.  Jordan Neely was a mentally ill homeless man who had terrorized the citizens of New York — especially subway passengers — for many years.  He had been arrested at least 40 times for crimes ranging from assault to disorderly conduct and fare evasion.  And on the day of his death, several eyewitnesses report that Neely had made repeated threats to the well-being of passengers, "stating his willingness to 'hurt anyone' and saying that he was unbothered by the prospect of returning to jail or being killed," according to NRO.  [Tweet]  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Jordan Neely was "murdered" because he "was houseless and crying for food in a time when the city is raising rents and stripping services to militarize itself."  So passengers and bystanders are just supposed to allow Mr. Neely to terrorize and assault them with no thought of defending themselves?  You picked the wrong hobby horse to ride, AOC.  [Tweet]  AOC also didn't mention this attack on the gay community.  [Tweet]

You may also find this informative, in regard to Mr. Neely:
Video Of Jordan Neely Defecating In A Subway Station, Then Walking Around Naked (NSFW).  A video of a schizophrenic homeless man, Jordan Neely, [defecating] and then walking around naked in a NYC subway station has surfaced.  The media and BLM have done their best to portray Neely as a friendly Micheal Jackson impersonator when in reality he was a dangerous individual with a long, violent arrest record with little regard for the law.  [Video clip]

Denver Councilwoman CdeBaca suggests tax on white-owned businesses.  Denver City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca is suggesting a new tax on white-owned businesses to fund racial reparations to minority-owned businesses.  CdeBaca advocated for race-based taxation, which would almost certainly prompt constitutional challenges, at a Thursday forum before the Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance.  CdeBaca faces a June 6 runoff to represent District 9.  Her challenger, Darrel Watson, said he also supports racial reparations in the form of private business investment in underserved communities.

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Please show me a map of the communities in Denver that are "underserved."  What does that mean?  One might easily suspect that the residents of those communities are the recipients of multiple welfare programs, yet they insist the politicians call them "underserved."

Activists demand higher payments from California reparations task force: '$200 million' per person.  Activists on Saturday demanded that the state of California pay millions of dollars to each Black resident in reparations as a way to make amends for slavery and subsequent discrimination, dismissing the mammoth proposals from California's reparations task force as too little.  The demands were made at a highly explosive official meeting of the task force, which was created by state legislation signed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2020.  The committee was hearing comments from the public as it considers final recommendations to submit to the California Legislature, which will then decide whether to implement the measures and send them to Newsom's desk to be signed into law.  An activist identified as Reverend Tony Pierce was one of the most outspoken people at the gathering, making reference to the famous "40 acres and a mule" promise to former slaves when he took the podium.

Race Hustler Al Sharpton Says He Told Alvin Bragg To Prosecute Subway 'Vigilante'.  Longtime race hustler Al Sharpton said Thursday that he spoke to Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg (D.) about prosecuting the people who restrained a homeless man who was threatening subway passengers, causing the man's death.  "I've talked to the DA's office," Sharpton told MSNBC host Joy Reid.  "They must investigate and prosecute to the full extent of the law."  The homeless man, Jordan Neely, on Monday started throwing garbage at subway passengers and making threats, shouting, "I'll hurt anyone on this train."  Multiple passengers restrained him, with one putting him in a headlock, which caused Neely's death.  Sharpton and other media personalities falsely claimed that Neely, who has a long criminal history that includes kidnapping and assault, was "impersonating Michael Jackson" before his death.

Al Sharpton Is Trying To Shakedown McDonald's.  Don't Believe Him For A Second.  Sharpton referred to "multiple accusations of racial discrimination" by McDonald's and warned that NAN is poised to mobilize nationally against the company.  "You cannot sell Black folks Big Macs and give us little justice," he said.  Mainstream media glorified this threat, calling Sharpton a "social justice leader."  Race hustler is more like it.  Racial discrimination should be punished to the full extent of the law.  But Sharpton isn't a judge or juror.  He uses thuggery, not due process.  Is McDonald's guilty of racial discrimination?  That's for courts to decide.  McDonald's has been sued by black franchise owners alleging they were mistreated compared with white owners.  But a federal judge threw out one of those lawsuits for lack of evidence in June 2021.  Another was dismissed in October 2022.  Sharpton also claims outrage over "the removal of John Rogers, a well-respected business leader for the Black community," from McDonald's corporate board.  Truth is, Rogers served 20  years and is now retiring.  He left at the same time as a white director who also had served that long.

LOW IQ Denver Councilwoman Thinks The Best Way To End Racism Is To Tax White People More.  Denver City Council member Candi CdeBaca, who is reportedly running for re-election, has suggested that white-owned businesses should be taxed at a higher rate than black-owned businesses, and that this revenue should then be given directly to black-owned businesses.  Her apparent justification for this is that white people have built what they have on "stolen land, stolen labor, and stolen resources."  [Video clip]

Democrats Are The Nigerian Princes Of American Politics.  For decades, Democrats told black Americans that Democrats were their champions when even a modicum of research would reveal that it was the Democrats who started a war to keep blacks in chains, fought the 13th, 14th, and15th Amendments, started the KKK, wrote Jim Crow laws, and filibustered the Civil Rights Act.  It was the Democrats whose policies destroyed the nuclear black family and eviscerated cities like Detroit, Chicago, and others that were once engines of black advancement.  It was the Democrats who called for defunding the police and for "equity" in the justice system, severing the connection between actions and consequences and leaving the blood of thousands of black Americans on streets across the country.  And perhaps most treacherously of all, it was Democrats who told blacks that America is a systemically racist nation where they had no chance for success, sparking the worst racial tension in America in two generations.  Proving their disdain for black voters, they tell black Americans their lives are at risk because of racist whites when every black person in America knows they have far more to fear from black males, and it's not even close.

Rappers' violent lyrics can't be used against them in court under Democrats' new bill.  House Democrats are pushing a new bill that would make it illegal for prosecutors to use violent lyrics by rap artists against them in court if they commit crimes, citing First Amendment protections.  On Thursday, Reps.  Hank Johnson, D-Ga., and Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., announced they would reintroduce the Restoring Artistic Protection Act, or RAP Act.  The bill would protect artists from the use of their lyrics against them in criminal and civil proceedings, a practice that's more common in cases involving hip-hop artists.  The pair introduced the bill last Congress, but it failed to gain any traction.  The measure, they say, would add a presumption to the Federal Rules of Evidence that would limit the admissibility of evidence of an artist's creative or artistic expression against that artist in court.

The Ruling Class's Stalinist Purge.  The ruling class — consisting of the political Uniparty, the permanent Deep State, and the financial oligarchy pulling the Leviathan's strings — wasted no time demonizing Trump's supporters as "Nazis" and "racists" and "insurrectionists" who deserve to have their families ripped apart and lives burned to the ground.  It never mattered how absurd it was to defame patriotic Americans who seek limited government and human equality regardless of skin color as somehow anti-American Big Government types seeking to separate citizens by race.  Reason and rationality are among the first victims of any purge.

Hakeem Jeffries Shows How Black Racism Is Baked Into The Cake.  As one would expect, Hakeem Jeffries, the first Black minority Speaker of the House, denied his history as a racist.  Like many blacks, he may believe he can't be a racist because blacks don't have the "power to effectuate their prejudices," or when blacks slur whites, they aren't slurs because they're truisms to achieve equity.  Jeffries' position highlights why American anti-racism programs won't be successful until they eliminate that mindset and, instead, encourage blacks to be honest about their racism.  Black economist Walter Williams said: "Racial discrimination and racism in our country could have earned a well-deserved death, but it has been resurrected by race hustlers and poverty pimps as I call them, such as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton... who make a living on the grievances of blacks."  If Williams were still alive, he would have a longer list of well-known race hustlers, like Hakeem and several other senior people in Washington.

Obama Bad; Biden Worse.  Let's face it, as America's First Black President, Barack Obama had the opportunity of the ages to put racial animosity to bed, and start a new age of comity.  But he didn't. [...] Why didn't Obama bury the hatchet?  It's simple.  Ever since Marx, our educated rulers have practiced an over/under political formula, where the ruling educated class rules as the Ally of the Oppressed in a war against the enemy oppressors.  If the working class are no longer the oppressed du jour, then blacks must be defended against racists, women against sexists, gays against homophobes, and now transgenders against the mighty armies of J.K. Rowling.  Otherwise, what's the point of politics for Barack?

Biden Is Even Worse than Obama.  Obama's greatest demerit was his manifest failure to foster greater social peace on race relations.  Rather than using his status as the first black president to encourage a moral renewal in the black community, he instead flattered its worst members — racial rabble rousers like Al Sharpton and Ben Crump — as well as the black criminal underclass more generally.  Weighing in on the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown shootings, he showed complete indifference to legitimate fears about crime in black neighborhoods and instead encouraged distrust of and hostility to police and to white people.  He never hesitated to criticize white Americans in general, nor our country's glorious and heroic history.  In the end, he was a racial arsonist, and race relations were noticeably worse at the end of his term than they were at the beginning of it.

Kamala Harris Heaps Praise On Al Sharpton: 'Conscience Of Our Country'.  Vice President Kamala Harris praised Al Sharpton, who has been criticized for alleged antisemitism for decades, as "part of the conscience" of the United States during a speech Friday.  "I thank you on behalf of all of us, everyone, for all that you do, and all that you are," Harris said during remarks at the National Action Network convention.  "And as I have said in public and in private many times, Rev, no matter where you are, you are always a voice of truth, speaking about the importance of justice for all people, you are part of the conscience of our country, and I thank you for all that you do."

Why isn't it racism when the media and other Democrats seek to destroy conservatives who happen to be people of color?  Every day, the media and other Democrats seek to brand Republicans as racists if they dare disagree with Democrats' radical leftist ideology and policies.  Democrats who engage in lawless acts and who happen to be people of color, are treated as heros.  That includes two legislators who participated in a riot, protest or insurrection in Tennessee with the aim of disrupting legislative hearings and then got themselves expelled from that body as a result.  They were invited to the White House and they were feted.  That stands in stark contrast to the failure of Joe Biden to visit the Christian families of Nashville who were just killed recently by a transgender mass shooter.  But Biden being Biden, he invited the two disruptive legislators to D.C. for the purpose of playing the race card.

Racism, Inc..  Hopefully, more and more Americans are becoming aware that modern liberalism is moving increasingly away from any semblance of normalized, rational thought and behavior.  The Left's whole mindset has become radicalized.  One of the Democratic Party's main coalitions, of course, is based on "race" and "racism," and thus their followers are being trained to think in those terms and see almost everything through a "racial" lens.  It is ludicrous in the extreme, but is an unwavering staple of modern Leftist thought.  It isn't really "thought," it's brainwashing, a blind acceptance of propaganda with no real evidence to support it.

Kamala Harris looks very animated as she visits Tennessee to support two black Democrat lawmakers expelled from legislature.  An animated and passionate Kamala Harris made a last-minute trip to Nashville on Friday, where she condemned Republicans for their 'cowardice' in refusing to allow debate over gun control, and urged young people to rise up for what they believe in.  Harris traveled to the Tennessee capital after two black Democratic state representatives were expelled on Thursday for staging a protest inside the House, demanding more gun control.  A white female Democrat lawmaker who joined in the protest kept her job, sparking racism allegations.

Chicago mayor-elect Brandon Johnson rebukes 'large corporations' for poverty, violence in the city.  Liberal Chicago Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson put the blame on violence and poverty in the Windy City on big corporations.  "We have large corporations.  Seventy percent of large corporations in the city of Chicago — in the state of Illinois, did not pay a corporate tax," Johnson said during a Thursday appearance on CBS Mornings.  He argued that low investment in Chicago has led to poverty, which in turn caused violence.  "And it's that type of restraint on our budget that has caused the type of disinvestment that has led to poverty, of course that has led to violence."

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You just walk around Chicago for a few minutes and see what happens.  From what I've been reading, the whole city is "the bad part of town."  When you get jumped, please note that you weren't beaten and robbed by a "large corporation."  The description of the suspects is almost always the same, but I'll leave that as an exercise for the reader.

What has Chicago done?  Chicagoans cheered Mayor Lightfoot's exit.  Gone was her toxic attitude.  Her flippant dismissal of the city's many crises.  Her dismal record on crime.  And her destruction of police morale.  She was an absolute failure by any measure.  From the beginning, she was more interested in imposing a progressive vision and an "equity" agenda on Chicago than enacting the many reforms the city needed.  So Chicagoans kicked out Lightfoot.  Change was possible.

Eight Startling and Uncomfortable Ways the Democrat Party Emulates the Nazi Party.  First, racial and ethnic division was a central component of Nazi political strategy and philosophy.  The Nazi Party was the most racially obsessed political party in human history.  Today's Democrat party is second only to the Nazi Party in their racial obsession.  Every piece of legislation, every accusation against their opponents, every aspect of American society, even weather and climate are framed in imaginary racism.  The Nazi Party's obsession focused on their perverted belief in the inferiority and superiority of the races or ethnicities.  This opened the door for blaming a specific ethnic group for all the problems facing their country.  The Democrat party is claiming the root cause of virtually all problems facing this nation is "systemic racism" as theoretically instigated by one particular race.

The Communist Tortoise and the Communist Hare.  At present, the left has successfully captured nearly every major institution of society.  Instead of sending political dissidents to Gulags or re-education camps, they instead send themselves and the champions of the cultural revolution to, say, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity training seminars, where they engage in Maoist-style "struggle sessions" between and among the various races of employees.  They have all the employees "of color" air their grievances against the white employees, or all the white employees "admit" their "racist" attitudes or beliefs to the "people of color," all of whom they are trying to indoctrinate as "oppressed" and "oppressor."  According to critical race theorists, who view all human interactions and structures of society through a lens of power dynamics and systems of oppression (just as Karl Marx did, except through the lens of class and economics), white people "dominate" society and the institutions of it, and have "cultural hegemony," which results in the various "people of color" being "oppressed" by them.

Why not 30?  Why not 40?  Why not just say, "everyone who is black and under 25 is exempt?"
Maryland Democrat proposes law barring everyone under 25 from felony murder charges.  A Democratic delegate proposed a law in Maryland that would bar anyone under 25 years of age from being charged with felony murder.  Delegate Charlotte Crutchfield, a Democrat, made the proposition through the Youth Accountability and Safety Act, House Bill 1180, local news outlet WBFF reported.  A defendant in Maryland can be charged with felony murder if the person commits a murder during a felony crime, such as robbery.  Crutchfield and supporters of the bill say that the brain is not fully developed before age 25, so issuing so harsh a sentence is unfair.

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If your "brain is not fully developed," you should not vote.

City's inaugural Black expo leaves Minneapolis small business owners with losses.  Small business owners in Minneapolis say a million dollar city-run event meant to uplift Black-owned businesses ended up leaving them with losses. [...] The fallout comes after Councilmembers kicked in an extra roughly half a million dollars following a last minute request from Green a week before the event that several vendors said fell far below expectations. [...] "At one point they said they were expecting 20,000 people.  That definitely did not happen.  As a vendor, I likely didn't see over 100 people, and I would be very surprised if they said it was over 200 or 250," Smith said. "It was a complete disappointment."  When asked to quantify her losses, Smith said, "Oh, well over $2,000."  Vendors paid for parking and for food at the Convention Center over the course of a more than 12-hour event, Smith added.

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Maybe it flopped because it was an overtly racist event.

Life Among the Ruins.  Polls show race relations have hit historic lows.  Much of the ecumenicalism of the post-Civil Rights movement seems squandered — almost deliberately so.  The Left now rarely mentions Martin Luther King, Jr. or even the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Perhaps it knows it has violated the spirit and legacy of both.  Today, our identity politics leaders believe that the color of our skin, not the content of our character, certainly matters more.  The practitioners of the new tribalism in some sense fear outlawing segregation and discrimination by race.  They know to do so would end racially restricted houses and safe spaces, racially exclusive graduations, and race-based admissions, hiring, and promotion on campus.  Read Professor Ibram X. Kendi and his message is implicit.  For him, the problem with a Jim Crow-like system was not segregation or racial chauvinism per se, but merely who was doing the victimizing and who were the victims:  so the original racism was bad; but racism in reverse is good.

Is The Left Harnessing Fake Antisemitic Attacks To Silence Americans' Speech?  "Speech, expression and assembly" represent the triumvirate for truth.  Short of breaking existing laws around physical violence and incitement to physical violence, the more we have of all three, the closer we come to that more perfect union, offering the most freedom for the most people with the least government interference.  But in an age of internet technology with deep fakes, bots, hacks, and myriad pathways to craft and deliver mis- and dis-information, radical left-wingers can abuse and use those liberties to tarnish conservatives, desensitize our communities to certain phenomena, and squelch our freedoms.  It behooves individuals, our government, and even watchdog organizations to pause before reacting to information from somewhere on the internet.

Equality: the Lefty Fantasy.  For years now, I have been "primed" to think about equality.  That's because a lefty homeowner on my morning walk exhibits a hand-painted BLM yard sign for all the world to see that reads "Equality Never Hurt Anyone."  The sign is decorated with a BLM clenched-fist logo, just to remind you that you are never going to get hurt.  Indeed, ever since Rousseau and his "Discourse on Inequality" and the invention of coffee shops, conformist young men that imagine themselves to be rebels have believed passionately in equality.

Biden's Offensive Pandering, Lying, and Confusion in Selma.  Joe Biden was in Selma, Alabama on Sunday to commemorate "Bloody Sunday."  Biden was there to commemorate the 58th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," when police beat peaceful protesters marching for voting rights.  But if you read media descriptions, like this from the New York Times, you would think we were barely away from those times.  [Tweet] [...] That's truly shameless.  Exactly who is being denied the vote?  And it's Democrats who have lied and been divisive under Joe Biden acting as though somehow Republicans are denying people the right to vote, which is all about trying to manipulate the voters.  Joe Biden was at that again during his remarks in Selma.  First, he of course had to lie again about his involvement in the civil rights movement to pander to his audience.  [Tweet]

Biden Lies Again: 'I Was A Student Up North In the Civil Rights Movement'.  Old Joe Biden swung by Selma, Ala., on Sunday to commemorate the 58th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," the March 7, 1965, civil rights march in Selma that state troopers attacked with tear gas and clubs, leading to serious injuries to seventeen marchers.  As is his longstanding habit, Biden seized the opportunity to embroider on his life story in order to demonstrate that he was not only on the side of the good guys, but had been all along.  "I was a student up north in the civil rights movement," Biden informed his audience in Selma.  "I remember feeling how guilty I was I wudden here.  How could we all be up there?  And you goin' through what you were goin' through, lookin' at those — I can still picture..."  Here the available video mercifully ends, but Joe had made his point:  he has been a civil rights campaigner for longer than most of you folks have been alive, see?  There's just one catch:  he hasn't.  [Tweet]

The Death of Expertise.  The "experts" told us that the Duke lacrosse team raped a young black woman; that pleading, "Hands up, don't shoot," gets black men killed; that the Fort Hood Islamic terror attack was workplace violence; that the Pulse nightclub Islamic terror attack was anti-gay violence; that Covington Catholic High School students harassed a Native American elder; that MAGA thugs assaulted Jussie Smollett for being black and gay; that vigilante racists bullied Bubba Wallace with a planted noose; that Kyle Rittenhouse's defense of his life constituted murder; that Border Patrol agents whipped Haitians for illegally entering the country; that "black lives matter" but "all lives" don't; that being woke is good but that calling the woke "woke" is racist.  The "experts" were wrong, but they held the most fashionable opinions.

Biden Hosts Black-only Staff Event for Black History Month.  President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris hosted a special event for black federal employees in observance of Black History Month, according to a tweet by the White House posted on Sunday.  [Tweet]  It is unclear why members of other racial groups were not invited to an event observing Black History Month, a national event, or why they were not given the same chance for face time with the president and vice president.

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Fake news alert!  I don't think it is at all "unclear why members of other racial groups were not invited."  In fact, it's obvious.  Blacks are the most rabid segregationists in America today, and Joe Biden (or whoever makes his decisions) is pandering to them.

'Equity' Is Not Equality — It's Revenge.  This strain of stubborn hatred is the same stuff that kept blood feuds hot between the Hatfields and the McCoys for nearly three decades.  It blinded the Hutus of Rwanda into butchering 800,000 innocent Tutsis in 1994.  It's why Arab hatred of Israel seethes as fresh today as it did in the 1940s.  And it's the same combustible stuff that Democrats, activists, and global technocrats use to drench the public discourse with an old history that inflames black anger toward whites.  "Innocent men, women and children hung by a noose from trees," said Joe Biden last week at a White House screening of a new film about Emmett Till. "... bodies burned, drowned, castrated, lynched for simply being black — nothing more.  With white crowds, white families gathered to celebrate the spectacle, taking pictures of the bodies and mailing them as postcards.  Hard to believe that's what was done.  There's some people still want to do that."  Still?  Who, Joe?  Not a single soul, of course.  "Some people" are ghosts.  There's so little white racism today that Biden and his ilk are reduced to jerry-rigging tragic history to grossly distorted current events to create menacing white racist devils that do not exist: "white privilege," "systemic racism," and "white supremacy."  It's so infuriating because "some people still want to do that" is a hideous lie that digs into long-healed racial wounds.  A new generation of Americans is being drenched with this stuff, for no good reason, in the name of achieving racial "equity."

Systemic Racism in East Palestine.  Two years ago, Transportation Secretary Buttigieg announced that he was making the fight against "systemic racism" into the core of his job.  The failed South Bend mayor came out of the gate claiming that highways were racist.  Last year, he went to Birmingham to announce the launch of a $1  billion plan to tear down racist highways and implement transportation equity.  Taxpayer money would be directed to "economically disadvantaged communities, especially those with projects that are focused on equity and environmental justice."  East Palestine was not one of them.  On Feb 3, a train filled with hazardous materials derailed in East Palestine.  That same day, an interview with Buttigieg about "infrastructure, safety and equity" appeared in Forbes Magazine.  Buttigieg did not mention the disaster in East Palestine, instead he talked about how "communities of color" were being "destroyed" by infrastructure investment and how under Biden, they'd have the opportunity to "reconnect across highways or railways that divide them."

Tennessee county approves $5M study on slavery reparations following death of Tyre Nichols.  The woke Board of Commissioners for Shelby County in Tennessee, which also includes Memphis, voted to approve $5 million to launch a feasibility study to examine reparations for the descendants of slaves as a number of members cited the death of Tyre Nichols as a reason for it.  The feasibility study aims to determine whether the county should "establish, develop, and implement reparations."  The commission has 13 members.  The eight black members all voted in favor of the study.  The five white members all voted against it or abstained, according to the Daily Mail.  The study is the latest in a string of reparation initiatives being pushed across the country.  It follows the killing of a black man named Tyre Nichols by five black police officers in Memphis in January.  Unbelievably, the commissioners in favor of reparations cited Nichols' death as part of their reasoning for the study.

Biden Administration's New Equity Atlas: An Unconstitutional Equity Redistribution Scheme.  The Biden administration's $1.2 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) gives cities a blank check for hundreds of billions of dollars in federal grants.  An astonishingly massive windfall for municipal budgets.  Janet Yellen, U.S. Treasury Secretary, followed up by forming an Advisory Committee on Racial Equity (a.k.a.  TACRE) to ensure cities channel those funds and future federal grants towards racial equity justice.  The Committee's mission is to "identify, monitor, and review aspects of the domestic economy that have directly and indirectly resulted in unfavorable conditions...for persons of color."  The ulterior motive is to produce a permanent mechanism that is a data-driven approach forcing racial equity justice outcomes.  Leftists refer to the concept as "democratizing data," a contrary term that is an affirmative action contrivance.

Biden's Wonderful World of 'Equity'.  Immediately after his inauguration on January 20, 2021 Joe Biden, signed an executive order placed in front of him directing the federal government to "...pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all."  On February 16, 2023, he signed a follow-up executive order mandating that all federal agencies create teams and annual plans to insure equity within all government agencies and to utilize government programs to compel equity within the private sector.  The use of the word "equity" is a deliberate attempt to hoodwink the American public, who are fully are on board with a similar-sounding word "equality."  Equity, unlike equality, isn't equal access to opportunity or equal protection before the law.  Equity, per the American Marxists, is the redistribution of societal status, legal protection, and economic goods (i.e., jobs and material possessions) in accordance with their politized assessment of disadvantages and demographics.  Equity, in the Marxist context, requires a clearly defined villainous group, and not coincidentally a political adversary, in order to manipulate the masses into believing that they have the best interests of the people at heart.  But first the population has to be segmented or tribalized and then indoctrinated into believing they as distinct groups have been and continue to be victimized and, thus, deserving of equal outcomes as merit or ability is immaterial.

The Toxic Racialist Obsessions of Joe Biden.  Joe Biden ran on "unity," which is critical in a multiracial America.  He vowed to heal the divisions supposedly sown by Donald Trump.  Instead, he is proving to be the most polarizing president in modern memory.  Often his racialist rhetoric and condescension have proven demeaning to both blacks and whites.  In a volatile multiracial democracy that demands tolerance and restraint, a highly unpopular Biden, for cheap political advantage, continually proves incendiary and reckless.

The Dead End of Reparations.  [Scroll down] Americans do not learn about the history of law and the state and justice in public school, nor in college.  If you want to educate yourself so you can write what I have written here, you have to read the books and ignore the union teachers and the woke professors and tread where cupcakes fear to tread, outside the Overton Window.  But why, you ask?  Why, a century and a half after the abolition of slavery, and fifty years after the abolition of racial discrimination, why is the New York Times poisoning us with a reactionary movement for "reparations?"  What is the point?  The point is that under the present regime of the Anointed, there comes a time when the Mascots fall away from a blind devotion to their masters.  It happened with the working class, left by their Anointed rulers to die of despair; it is presently happening with TERF women who really don't like men in the women's bathroom.  One fine day, the descendants of the African slaves may tumble to the truth that, to the exalted Anointed, they are just the Benighted in blackface.  Meanwhile, our Anointed ruling class is doing its level best — which admittedly is not that good — to keep its black Mascots all riled up and voting 90 percent for Democrats.

Eating Their Own in the Golden State.  History shows that leftists always end up eating their own, as they continually jockey for the top rung on their political ladder.  This week's target is the odious Congressman Adam Schiff.  He has been a congressman for 22 years and this year has decided to run for the seat being vacated by Senator Dianne Feinstein, whose staff, apparently without her prior knowledge, has announced she will not run again in 2024.  He is a consummate liar and misused his perch as the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee to spread disinformation which could not until recently be proven falsehoods, hiding them under a cloak of secret intelligence information, claiming Donald Trump had colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 election.  He was Nancy Pelosi's pick to head the Ukraine impeachment charge against Trump, which failed.  You'd imagine in blue state California, he'd be a shoo-in.  Unfortunately for Schiff, in the days of DEI, he apparently is the wrong color and sex.

America's Black Male Problem.  Since May 25, 2020, America has crucified itself over a single statistic:  Blacks are two to three times more likely to die at the hands of the police than are whites, making up 25 to 35 percent of police killings.  In contrast, other data points that could add nuance to the conversation are considered by the prestige press to be extremely inappropriate to mention.  For example, the most careful estimate yet of what percentage of murders in America blacks committed in 2021 comes up with a best guess of 64 percent of all cases, cleared and uncleared.  This suggests that blacks are recently an order of magnitude more homicidal than the entire rest of the population (including Hispanics).  This is an astonishing ratio.

VILE: Biden Tells Blacks That White Americans Want to Lynch Them in Racially Charged Rant.  President Joe Biden is fanning the flames of racial division and hatred, telling an audience that white people want to lynch black Americans.  Biden's comments came during a White House screening of "Till", a movie about the 1955 lynching of Emmitt Till and the subsequent fight for justice.  [Video clip]

Really?  Does this include reverse discrimination and "affirmative action?"  Of course not.
Biden Signs Executive Order to Root Out Systemic Racism from Federal Government.  President Joe Biden signed an executive order Thursday aimed at rooting out systemic racism from the federal government and doing more to achieve racial equity.  The order, made in the middle of Black History month, extends an order Biden made on his first day in office requiring federal agencies to investigate inequities within their departments and to proactively address shortcomings.  That is now an annual requirement.  The aim is to deliver "equitable outcomes" for all Americans, including underserved communities, through government policies, programs, and services.  The order also requires federal agencies to establish "equity teams," with a designated senior leader charged with implementing the administration's equity goals and "delivering equitable outcomes, to the extent consistent with applicable law."  And it requires the establishment of a new White House steering committee on equity to "coordinate Government-wide efforts to advance equity."

Liberal racism.  There is a myth that the political home of racism is predominately on the political right.  There certainly are politically conservative racists, but racism as a politically relevant variable exists mainly on the Left.  And by this, I am not referring to the omnipresent anti-White bias.  I am referring to the open use of racially disparaging language and expressions of attitudes aimed at minorities, particularly Blacks.  Anti-racism is annoying, even harmful.  It certainly is divisive.  But racism directed specifically at minorities has become a staple of Left-wing politics, whenever a member of a racial minority strays from the Democrat Party.  Liberals will deny this, pointing to their constant advocacy for policies of "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion."  They invest heavily in projecting an image of fighting for the little guy, of caring deeply for Black and Indigenous people (BIPOC).  They constantly attack conservatives as racists, White supremacists, and as bigots against "marginalized groups."  It's all show.  There is no group of people more likely to drop the "N" word than liberals.  There is no group more likely to attack a Black person for their deviationist political or economic views than liberals.  Plenty of conservatives may feel uncomfortable around people of different races (actually, people of any race probably feel uncomfortable if they are the only member of their race in a crowd), but open disdain for people based on race is so rare as to be shocking.  I literally have never experienced a situation where a person I know has casually dropped a racial slur.  I am sure it happens, because of course it does, but it is not an occurrence experienced in common life.  Conversely, attacking minorities using racial slurs is common in Leftist circles, and can be found all the time.  Liberals will utter racial slurs on TV if the slur is hurled at a Black Republican.  Liberals on Twitter are constantly attacking minorities who are Republican with some of the nastiest slurs imaginable, and few people bat an eye.

Conservatives must wake up to the threat of government-endorsed racial categorization.  Conservatives haven't been as interested as progressives are in capturing the federal bureaucracy, or at least have been much less successful.  That goes double for the Census Bureau, whose committee on race has long been the play-thing of sociology professors and affinity groups.  For this reason, rank-and-file conservatives may not grasp the importance of the racial changes the Census Bureau is currently proposing.  That would be a mistake.  The Left really cares about the Census, which means conservatives should pay attention.  The balkanization of the United States, often along government-fabricated racial and ethnic lines, is one of the building blocks of the cultural Marxist threats in this country.  The Census Bureau's new proposal expands and deepens this racial dispensation.

The real coup d'etat.  The Democrat party was the voice of the middle class, the minorities, the marginalized, helping them realize the promise of the system.  That is no longer the position of the left. [...] It is following a two-tiered approach to realizing its current goal, which is system control.  Step #1:  Recruitment.  Amass a permanent electoral majority.  Employing identity politics and the immutable traits of race and sex are its basic tools.  Divide the populace into oppressors and oppressed.  The oppressors are essentially adult, hetero, white males.  Everyone else — females, the youth, other races, gender variants — are oppressed, victimized by patriarchal white supremacy.  Debase America as racist and imperialistic.  Delete its history.  Degrade religion as intolerant and science denying.  Provide amnesty and benefits for "asylum seeking" illegals.  Saturate the electorate with your message via media, academia, and corporate HR sycophants.  Identify contrary thought as disinformation and cancel it.  In short, create a culture of victimization, chaos, and disconnect which must turn to the government's Democrat party for guidance and safety.

Two different ways to counter the left's ugly racial obsessions.  Since 1828, Democrats have seen race as their path to power and wealth.  They started with slavery and then went to Jim Crow, the spoils from the Civil Rights Movement, and the political cudgel of Critical Race Theory.  Democrats never see a whole human being; they just see color.  Most recently, Disney's execrable The Proud Family introduced children to reparations, "systemic" racism, White supremacy, and White privilege. [...] It's all there: America was built on slavery (it wasn't), Lincoln didn't free the slaves, Blacks are owed reparations, White supremacy controls America, race hatred, race hatred, and race hatred.  In another segment, we also get White privilege and police hatred (along with a dollop of gay rights because the Black man is speaking to his White partner):  [Video clip]  Children are malleable and impressionable.  If a hip Disney cartoon says this, it must be true.

Disney+ cartoon features 'Slaves Built This Country' song.  Disney's "Proud Family" cartoon series featured kids singing a song about reparations that America "owes" to Black Americans and how slaves "built" the U.S.  The "Proud Family" is an American cartoon series that originally ran from September 2001 to August 2005. Since then, the show was revived and is now titled "The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder", which was released in 2022.  In the show's recent episode, "Juneteenth", which aired on Feb. 1, 2023, kids discover that their town's founder was a slave owner.  The song in the episode opens with the line, "This country was built on slavery which means slaves built this country."  This line was repeated continuously throughout the show.

DNC Approves Obama, Clyburn Plan for South Carolina to Lead 2024 Democrat Presidential Primary, Media Call It "The Biden Plan".  You might remember how South Carolina was the inflection point for Biden in the 2020 primary.  It was the SC primary when former President Obama (Black Lives Matter) and Congressman James Clyburn (AME Church network), aligned to select Joe Biden as the control mechanism to ensure Bernie Sanders was defeated.  Team Obama was operating with a sense of urgency because momentum was with Sanders and all other candidates including Biden were fractured.  Obama and Clyburn selected Biden due to his ability to be controlled.  Most of the Obama administration now operates inside the Biden administration controlling the outcomes.  Part of the 'what's in it for me' aspect from Clyburn was the promise of increased influence and affluence.  Including the pre-approval, first right of refusal, for the Biden VP pick (ultimately Kamala Harris).  For 2024 the movement of South Carolina is being pushed to the base voters of the DNC through the social justice narrative about needing a more diverse state for the first DNC primary contest.  No good Democrat political activists can counter that culturally approved party position.  Predominately white states are bad, more diverse states are good.

Jiggery-Pokery Wokery.  As amusing and bemusing as its zealous adherents appear, their devotion to wokeism's edicts (I won't call them "principles") is deadly serious.  Any small business-owner who has had the misfortune of struggling to earn a living near the scene of some perceived injustice providing the pretense for Antifa and Black Lives Matter arsonists to unleash a new criminal campaign of burning, looting, and murdering in the name of "justice," knows that once the woke go berserker, no innocent person or private property is safe.  The woke love to destroy whatever they touch — culture, infrastructure, social cohesion, rational thought.  To be woke is to embrace chaos and injury as a philosophy.  From an anthropological perspective, wokeism is fascinating because its practitioners believe they are creative freethinkers while they act as lobotomized sheep.  Whatever the woke wizards posing as priests tell their needy followers, the woke herds accept as truth.  Russia stole the election from Hillary!  Man-made global warming causes earthquakes!  Black police officers killing a black suspect is proof of "white supremacy"!  These assertions, thrown out to their intended audience with all the intellectual depth of a viral internet meme, are never questioned or analyzed.  They are quickly accepted as doctrinal "truths" to be defended at all preposterous costs.

White Supremacy, Racism and Malevolent Incitement.  Per the legacy media, White supremacy and racism are the underlying reasons five Black policemen violently beat a Black suspect to death in Memphis.  Per academia, White supremacy and racism is the root of all race-related violence in the United States including Black on Asian crime.  Per the Biden Justice Department, despite the fact that Blacks commit violent crimes at 7 to 10 times the rate of whites, virtually all inner city violence is caused by White supremacist ideology and racism.  What [...] is going on in this country?  Evidently the ruling elites have abandoned all of what used to be known as common sense.  In America of 2023, they have essentially proclaimed there is no violent or criminal behavior by a "person of color" that cannot be explained away and thus tolerated because of so-called White supremacy and non-existent institutional racism.  This seemingly concerted effort to mainstream racial animosity and potential racial upheaval is a manifestation of the insatiable need to acquire political power and/or monetary gain and societal status.  The ruling elites are following the playbook of the Fascist and Communist dictators of the 20thCentury by deliberately roiling the citizenry and pitting American against American in order to foment societal chaos.  Unfortunately, many people of all races are meekly acquiescing to this obviously malevolent narrative.

Racism in COVID Relief, Part 2.  In late 2021, lawyers with the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) noticed that a crudely defined descriptor in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) led to discrimination against white farmers seeking COVID relief.  As PLF attorney Wencong Fa wrote in The Washington Examiner:  ["]The path of opportunity, one would think, should be open to all of these farmers.  But the act defines "social disadvantage" in a crude way.  That term is not defined by any objective criteria such as a farmer's income, experience, or losses suffered as a result of the pandemic.  Instead, it is based solely on one's membership in a racial group.  Minority farmers are considered "socially disadvantaged" and are entitled to a payment — no matter their circumstances.  White farmers, such as Pacific Legal Foundation clients Julie Owen, a single mother in Virginia, and James Dunlap, who works two jobs and 100-hour weeks to provide for his 1-year-old in Oregon, are categorically excluded.[... "]  Ultimately, Fa notes, federal courts in four states — Florida, Wisconsin, Texas, and Tennessee — rejected the Biden administration's attempts to offer perks to some farmers over others on the basis of race, notably finding that these new measures failed to remedy "past discrimination" from the Department of Agriculture or that "past discrimination lingers in agriculture today."

Race Everywhere.  Recently an unarmed 29-year-old African American, Tyre Nichols, was brutally beaten to death by five Black Memphis police officers.  They were charged with murder.  All belonged to a special crime unit known as the Scorpions.  Both the victimizers and victim were Black.  The Memphis police chief is Black.  The assistant police chief is Black.  Nearly 60 percent of the police force is Black.  The white population of Memphis is about 25%.  The now-disbanded Scorpion unit of mostly Black officers was created as a response to grassroots appeals to stop spiraling crime in mostly Black neighborhoods.  The death of Tyre Nichols could be attributed to many things: a basic lack of humanity on the part of the officers, poor police training, lax administrative supervision, and lowered hiring standards.  Instead, no sooner was the beating death announced than accusations of "systemic racism" surfaced.

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Why is "Black" capitalized, but "white" is not?

Elijah Mohammed street-naming: Just when you think the NYC Council couldn't go any lower.  Just when you think the City Council couldn't go lower, along comes Councilmember Kristin Jordan-Richardson looking to rename a Harlem street after Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad, who promoted an odd mixture of black nationalism, "black capitalism" and black separatism.  And in the most pernicious of ironies, KJR proposes "The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad Way" for the corner of West 127th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard.  Speculation continues to this day about Mohammad's involvement in the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X, who'd broken fully and public with the NOI not long before — in part over credible accusations against Mohammad of sex with underaged girls and adulterous activities with multiple women in the sect.

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Here is a rule of thumb, which I think I heard from Rush Limbaugh:  in any city that has a street called "Malcolm X Boulevard," that's the most dangerous street in town; especially at the corner where it intersects Martin Luther King Boulevard.

There Is Nothing Democrats Won't Destroy.  Democrats can't let people simply be people, they need us to be groups; groups that can be manipulated to do whatever best suits their needs at any given moment, and any people hurt in the process are expendable.  After the death of George Floyd there really wasn't anyone saying the video was really nothing.  People saw that long video and were horrified that someone would just sit there for that long on top of a handcuffed man.  That didn't help Democrats, so the division soon started.  "White cops kill another black man" or "This is how police treat minorities."  How many times did you hear about "white privilege" that week?  A digital counter for that would make the national debt clock look slow.  (Ever hear of Tony Timpa?  He died the same way George Floyd did — on camera, saying he couldn't breathe while a cop sat on him — only 4 years earlier.  Tony made the classic mistake of being white, so the CNNs and MSNBCs of the world didn't bother reporting on it.  The guy who sat on him as he died got promoted last year.  Maybe Tony should've engaged his "white privilege" or something?)

[The] Obamas ramp up calls for police reform after 'vicious' beating of Tyre Nichols.  Former President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama ramped up their calls for police reform following the release of the video showing the "vicious" beating of Tyre Nichols.  "The vicious, unjustified beating of Tyre Nichols and his ultimate death at the hands of five Memphis police officers is just the latest, painful reminder of how far America still has to go in fixing how we police our streets," they tweeted Saturday.

Straight Talk on the Latest Riots.  Riots broke out in Memphis and are rapidly spreading through the usual urban areas.  The purported rationale is the horrific beating to death in Memphis of Tyre Nichols captured on video and released by the police.  As Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) observes, Nichols' beating was administered by "Black officers in a majority Black city with a Black police chief."  The officers involved have been criminally charged, but the media to which every Black killed by a cop is just proof that we are still in the Selma, Alabama world of decades ago — another case of some innocent Black person victimized by racist oppressors.  The odious Joy Reid at MSNBC highlighted a guest who blames Nichols' death on "white supremacy" and CNN's Van Jones opined "The police who killed Tyre Nichols were Black.  But they still may have been driven by racism."

Biden proposes changes in 'whiteness' of federal workers.  The Biden administration is facing some scrutiny over a proposal to change the way it racially/ethnically classifies federal employees.  At the moment, anyone of Middle Eastern or North African descent only has the option of identifying/being classified as "white."  Were the administration's proposal to be approved, these individuals would instead have the option of identifying as Middle Eastern or North African.  The proposal would accomplish this by rewriting the Office of Management and Budget 1997 Statistical Policy Directive No. 15: Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (SPD 15).

Biden Marks MLK Day by Ridiculously Suggesting Car Insurance [is] Racist.  [Scroll down]  I don't know anything about Joe's hypothetical neighborhoods, but I do know a thing or two about how risk management rates factor into insurance premium calculations.  As anyone who's sold insurance knows, premiums are higher or lower based on relative risk management.  In the case of car insurance, the higher the demonstrated risk of a vehicle being stolen or wrecked, the higher the premium.  The converse is true, as well.  Biden pretty much applied his same "logic" to home values:  ["]You know if you build, in the last 25 years, if you build a housing development on one side of an interstate highway and you built the same one on the opposite side and one is predominantly black and the other is predominately white, guess what?  The value of the exact same home built by the exact same builder is more valuable on the white side of that highway than the [black] side.  That's a fact.["]  Is it a fact?  Biden didn't back up his "fact" with facts.  I only know this:  The value of goods on the market is driven by what people are willing to pay for those goods, based in part on the supply and demand for similar products — including homes — regardless of the color of people buying or selling those products.

Providence mayor thwarted in cash grab for reparations.  Mayor Jorge Elorza (Providence, RI) is an accomplished race baiter who never anticipated confronting charges of "racism" over his altruistic vision of launching a "truth and reparations commission."  The mayor is well-known for his ugly accusations against white constituents alleging their perpetrating "generations of pain and violence," but that's not his first line of offense.  The best way for whites to atone for their sins against people of color, according to Mayor Elorza, is to monetize their transgressions as far as the city budget will stretch.  That entailed a cash-grab of $10 million in a city budget already stretched to the limit.  Then the mayor encountered a stumbling block to what would have been a payout of $346.00 for each black resident in Providence.  Ironically, the funds could not be distributed on the basis of color because they had been earmarked from the federal government, which prohibits distribution of monies on a discriminatory color basis.

SF Reparations Committee proposal demonstrates the greed and unreality behind demands for slavery reparations.  I am grateful to San Francisco's official African American Reparations Advisory Committee for the damage it has done to the notion that the current populace of the United States, none of whom were alive during slavery, owe some kind of debt to African Americans.  Its draft proposal recently released would elevate into the top 2% of wealth every African American resident of San Francisco who meets its criteria.  The notion that but for the "harms" it cites, including mortgage discrimination, the construction of public housing, and the "war on drugs," every African American would be rocketed into the ranks of the wealthiest Americans is patently absurd.  Add on the debt forgiveness it demands — the cancellation of mortgage, student and credit card debt — and the guarantee of at least area median income (currently $97,000 in the affluent Bay Area) regardless of any employment for two and half centuries, exposes it as a greedy fantasy of people who want unearned wealth.  On the upside, it doesn't propose the massive looting of other people's earned wealth to any African American who can move to the city.  The criteria:  ["]To qualify, people need to have identified as black on public records for at least 10 years and be at least 18 years old.  They also must qualify for two of a number of requirements, including having been born in the city or migrated to it between 1940 and 1996 and then lived there for 13 years.["]

San Francisco reparations panel pitches $5M — each — to black residents.  A San Francisco panel studying reparations has proposed a one-time payment of $5 million to each black resident of the city deemed eligible as recompense for the "decades of harm they have experienced," according to a report on Monday.  "A lump sum payment would compensate the affected population ... and will redress the economic and opportunity losses that Black San Franciscans have endured, collectively, as the result of both intentional decisions and unintended harms perpetuated by City policy," the San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee said in a draft report issued last month, Fox News Digital reported.  The committee also proposed wiping out all debts associated with educational, personal, credit card and payday loans for black households.

Why not fifty million?
San Fran's reparations committee proposes $5 million to each Black longtime resident, total debt forgiveness.  San Francisco's reparations committee has proposed paying each Black longtime resident $5 million and granting total debt forgiveness due to the decades of "systematic repression" faced by the local Black community.  The San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee, which advises the city on developing a plan for reparations for Black residents, released its draft report last month to address reparations — not for slavery, since California was not technically a slave state, but "to address the public policies explicitly created to subjugate Black people in San Francisco by upholding and expanding the intent and legacy of chattel slavery."  "While neither San Francisco, nor California, formally adopted the institution of chattel slavery, the tenets of segregation, white supremacy and systematic repression and exclusion of Black people were codified through legal and extralegal actions, social codes, and judicial enforcement," the draft states.

Sheila Jackson Lee wants to criminalize "white supremacy" writings that are felt to have inspired a crime.  Here's the bill that Sheila Jackson Lee has introduced.  Its title is "Leading Against White Supremacy Act of 2023" — and so I would guess it might be unconstitutional because of its race specificity: [...] I believe what this bill proposes is that, if someone publishes anything online that is read or viewed by someone who later commits any crime motivated by "white supremacy," that first person can be convicted of conspiracy with that second one even if they have never met or communicated in any way, and even if that person writing the online material is not advocating crimes of any sort.  If a judge or jury decides the publicized words fall under any broad and ill-defined heading of "white supremacy," both people could be convicted.  I've mentioned several times before that, even back when I was in law school eons ago, I didn't like conspiracy laws because they seemed dangerous to me and easy to misuse.  Nothing since then has disabused me of that idea.  This bill won't pass.  But if the House was controlled by Democrats instead of Republicans, would it pass?

Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee introduces bill to combat 'white supremacy'.  US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has introduced a bill aimed at fighting "white supremacy" by attaching criminal charges to certain forms of hate speech.  The Texas Democrat introduced the Leading Against White Supremacy Act of 2023, which aims "to prevent and prosecute white supremacy inspired hate crime and conspiracy to commit white supremacy inspired hate crime."  The conspiracy addition means people who use hate speech online could face criminal charges under the legislation even if they don't act on their threats.  That includes a person who publishes "material advancing white supremacy, white supremacist ideology, antagonism based on 'replacement theory,' or hate speech that vilifies or is otherwise directed against any non-white person or group."  The text of the bill specifically lists social media platforms as one area where hate speech could result in criminal consequences — if that hate speech motivates another person to go out and commit a racist crime against others.

Democrat Introduces Legislation to Make White People Criticizing Minorities a Federal Crime.  Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee, long in the running for being the vapidest member of Congress (oops, did I just commit a crime?), has introduced legislation that could make political criticism by white people against minorities a federal crime.  In what can only be called a convoluted mess, the bill proposes that a white person who "vilifies" any non-white person and has their words end up on social media, accessible by "persons who are predisposed to engaging in any action in furtherance of a white supremacy inspired hate crime," would themselves be committing a federal crime.  [Tweet]  The provision is so broad that you could drive a Mack truck through it.  What is a "white supremacy-inspired hate crime" under this statute?  How is "replacement theory" defined?

A Revolution in the Minds of the People.  I have a guttural revulsion to one-world-government types who seek to rule the world by turning domestic populations against themselves.  "Divide and conquer" is the only strategy they know, and oppression disguised as altruism is the only outcome they bring.  They speak obsessively about racism not because they seek racial peace, but rather because the exploitation of such petty, ancient hatreds distracts people from the real problems those with power continue to create.

The Tyranny in America.  Identity politics, incitement to violence, tolerance for anti-white bigotry, heralding corrupt school systems and defending the most egregious acts by communists are all palatable to Joe Biden and company.  The country is continually being fed a host of lies about equity, while true merit dies on the vine. i.e., Supreme Court Judge Katange; press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre — both checked off the correct boxes for diversity and inclusion even though this is an "anti-democratic ideology packaged as a democratic enhancement."  Racist to the core, diversity-inclusion-equity (DIE) has now infiltrated the military and it is a "replica of the Bolsheviks' creation to shape a society and political order" and ensure that the Communist's Party's ideas will be carried out.  Biden enshrines DIE ideology and the Democrats' all-encompassing dream to create a one-party state.

Biden Administration Announces $55 Billion Gift for Africa.  The White House on Monday announced $55 billion in economic aid, health care, and security support for Africa.  President Joe Biden hosted a meeting for African leaders that began on Tuesday, during which the White House promised more details of the massive benefits package would be divulged. [...] The White House said its further plans for bolstering African development include pushing for an African country to become a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council and inviting the African Union to join the Group of 20 (G20) association of top world economies.  South Africa is currently the only African nation in the G20.

Biden apologizes to delegation of African leaders for the 'unimaginable cruelty' of slavery and offers them $55 billion.  Joe Biden on Wednesday apologized for the 'unimaginable cruelty' of slavery, which he referred to as America's 'original sin', and pledged $55 billion in investment to the continent.  Speaking during a gathering of almost all African leaders in Washington DC — the first since Barack Obama convened a summit in 2014 — Biden expressed regret for the past, but insisted:  'The United States is all in on Africa's future.'  During a White House dinner honoring African leaders and their spouses, Biden addressed what he called America's 'original sin' — the enslavement of millions of people — and honored their descendants and the broader African diaspora community in the United States.

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Does this mean we're paid up now, and we can stop hearing about reparations?

Universal Basic Income Hits the Bay Area — If You're Black.  At least three guaranteed income initiatives in the San Francisco Bay Area openly discriminate against white residents, limiting or entirely preventing their participation in programs that dole out no-strings-attached cash.  The programs — all of which are publicly funded — violate both the United States and the California state constitution, lawyers say, as well as civil rights laws that ban race discrimination in contracting and by the recipients of government funds.  The initiatives include the Black Economic Equity Movement, which provides $500 a month exclusively to "Black young adults," the Abundant Birth Project, which provides $1,000 a month to "Black and Pacific Islander mothers," and the Guaranteed Income for Transgender People program, which will dole out $1,200 a month and "prioritize enrollment" of transgender "Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC)."  They are financed by the National Institutes of Health, the California Department of Social Services, and the city of San Francisco, respectively.

The terrible consequences of stolen elections and government corruption.  This administration has pushed every nonsensible woke theory that academia has fallen prey to, starting with Critical Race Theory (CRT).  That's the one that divides people by race, class and the notion that gender is a social construct;  blacks are victims, whites are oppressors.  They love diversity-equity-inclusion (DEI), another bit of moonbattery that promotes skin color over character, victimhood over self-reliance. [...] A perfect gauge of the malevolence of the Biden administration is the trading the "merchant of death," Victor Bout, one of the most dangerous men on the planet, for a loudly anti-American basketball player, Brittany Griner, imprisoned in Moscow for bringing CBD oil into Russia, while leaving Marine Paul Whelan, in prison there for four years on false charges.  This is one of Biden's most egregious errors in judgment.  Biden panders relentlessly to the BLM/Antifa/LGBT whiners.

2020: The Year the Ruling Class Took Control.  Is the world really a better place when a major league baseball and football team got rid of their names, a black woman wearing an apron was removed from bottles of maple syrup, and a squaw was removed from butter containers all in the name of social justice?  It's totally laughable, but these are all examples of the top-down cancel culture the country has been experiencing since 2020.  Every day there are numerous articles identifying the rotten woke establishment consolidating its control.

MSNBC's Reid: GOP Trying to Keep Thanksgiving 'Simplistic Fairytale' to Erase Genocide.  MSNBC's Joy Reid said Wednesday on her show "The ReidOut" that she believed Republicans want to portray Thanksgiving as a "simplistic fairytale" to cover up for America being founded on "violence" and "genocide." [...] Reid added, "The Klan is still active, and as Americans, we continue to choose violence.  We are a country that chooses violence over and over again.  There is no facet of American society that is untouched by it."

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I challenge you to go out and find a member of the KKK.  Where would you look?  When was the last time the KKK took credit for an act of violence or terrorism?  Upon what basis does Joy Reid claim that "the Klan is still active?"

Is the IRS Letting Sharpton Run His Own Personal Piggybank?  Al Sharpton was BLM before there was a BLM and its grift is closely modeled on his work and that of Jesse Jackson.  Sharpton's habits aren't news to anyone.  The latest developments just reaffirm that the National Action Network is not only Sharpton's political platform, but maintains his lifestyle. [...] New York AG Letitia James, who has illegally targeted Trump and the NRA, would not be likely to investigate.  But Sharpton's habits do raise legal questions.  The National Action Network is a 501(c)(4) and while C4s have more leeway than C3s, they're not supposed to be the personal piggy banks of an executive or a group of them.

Al Sharpton still raking it in and lining his pockets.  Today's story is actually a follow-up to a cozy/corrupt news item that we covered way back in December of 2018.  At that time, Reverend Al Sharpton announced that he was "retiring" from his racially divisive organization, the National Action Network.  But as with nearly everything else NAN had been involved with, there was an obvious scam being run because Sharpton charged the network more than half a million dollars to purchase the rights to his life story.  At the time, we speculated that Sharpton, along with his family, would continue to be involved with NAN and milking that cash cow for all it's worth.  And according to a new report this week from the New York Post, that's exactly what he's been doing.  Despite supposedly being retired, Sharpton is being "compensated" by NAN as its president and CEO at more than double the rate he received before his alleged retirement.  He accepted a salary of nearly 350 thousand dollars last year plus bonuses and benefits bringing the total to more than 600 thousand.  And NAN also forked over another 300 thousand for private jets and accommodations so he could attend "important gatherings" around the world.

The Mind-Bendingly Insane, Completely Craven, Utterly Unconscionable Redemption of Al Sharpton.  This past weekend, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, an umbrella group uniting 125 local Jewish communities and 17 national Jewish organizations, sent an email to its followers proudly announcing that it has signed on as a partner in the Virtual March on Washington this week, an event organized by Al Sharpton.  Because last week also marked the 29th anniversary of the Crown Heights riots, it's worth it to stop and recall that among his many distinctions — MSNBC pundit, and an adviser who reportedly regularly speaks to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, collector of innumerable sateen suits — Al Sharpton is also currently America's only living pogrom leader.  After a car driven by a Hasidic Jew accidentally swerved and struck a young African American boy, killing him, hundreds of the neighborhood's Black residents rioted in the streets, chanting "death to the Jews!" as well as looting stores, attacking anyone who was visibly Jewish, and ripping mezuzot off of door posts.  Sharpton was quick to arrive on the scene, leading a march in which participants burned an Israeli flag and called to kill all Jews.

Sheila Jackson Lee Claims Reparations Could Have Prevented COVID Pandemic.  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, claimed that if reparations for U.S. slavery had been implemented before the COVID pandemic, the virus may have been contained.  Jackson Lee made the speech on the House floor in an attempt to garner support for H.R. 40, which would establish a congressional commission to calculate the potential cost of reparations, the Daily Wire reported.  The congresswoman noted that COVID infection rates among minorities were higher than in majority-white areas.

Race-Obsessed Sheila Jackson Lee Absurdly Connects COVID to Slavery, Demands 'Curative Reparations'.  Democrats in general are phenomenal at connecting dots that don't exist, but Jackson Lee can connect virtually anything to "racism" in fewer dots than most — except for MSNBC's Joy Reid, of course.  In her latest display of ninja-like mastery, Jackson Lee, on Thursday, drew a ridiculous connection between COVID and slavery during a disjointed speech on the House Floor as she once again called for reparations, as reported by The Blaze.

'Equity' is just communism.  Diversity, Inclusion, Equity is the mantra, the maniacal chant of the religious zealots of the left.  Equity comes from the elitists and globalists in the dominant political party.  But look more deeply.  Equity is forced redistribution of property.  Equity demands that those who have give to those who have not.  It's not a free exchange; it is forced by a central controller, by our own government.  Equity presupposes that you do not have any right to ownership of your property, including your earnings and accumulated wealth.  It sound innocuous, but equity is the precursor to all-out communism.  These leftists in the Democrat party parrot such luminaries as Soros, Schwab at the WEF, and most elitist Democrats.  They all channel Marx and Lenin.

Obama's Fake Southern Preacher Accent is Irritating.  Democrats pulled out their favorite weapon — lies, and the former president.  Barack Obama has been crisscrossing the country working the crowds.  Depending on the location Obama might be a down-home country guy.  Just a good old fella, talkin' to the people with his sleeves rolled up, puttin' the work for workin' folks.  Or he runs the Deep South accent when he morphs into his most irritating and condescending fake accent — the Southern Baptist Preacher.  He'll drawl on, leaving off every "g".  [H]e'll pause for emphasis and cast his head back to make the point — y'all.  There's a term for it.  It's called Code-Switching.  Politicians use it to appeal to the group they are speaking to.  I think it's absurd and the worst sort of pandering.  Obama grew up with a white mother and white grandparents.  He went to mostly white-dominant secondary schools and then went to the Ivy League.

Stacey Abrams: Georgia Sheriffs 'Want to Take Black People Off the Streets'.  Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia, declared during a debate with Kemp on Sunday night that 107 sheriffs had endorsed her opponent, incumbent Republican Brian Kemp, because they "want to be able to take black people off the streets."  Kemp unveiled the mass endorsement of his reelection bid in November 2021, arguing at the time that "it has never been more dangerous to put on a uniform, and we've seen that during this once-in-a-century pandemic, civil unrest and the radical defund-the-police movement that continues to gain steam in Washington, D.C., and other liberal cities across the country."  "Despite being vilified by many, these men and women get up every day and put the uniform on and serve and protect us," he added.  The governor has characterized calls for defunding the police as "simply an insane idea."  Abrams has denied that she supports defunding law enforcement, but she serves as a leader in multiple organizations that do.

Ten Reasons to Vote Democrat.  [#8] You hate yourself for being white.  To my knowledge, no one, except possibly Michael Jackson, has ever purposely made himself white.  You're born that way.  But if you want to hate yourself for the pale epidermis you were born with, the Dems are definitely the party for you.  Want to take on guilt for the actions of your ancestors?  No problem!  Pay financial reparations to distant descendants of slaves your distant antecedents may or may not have owned?  Why not?

John Fetterman's wife claims 'swimming in America is very racist'.  The wife of Democratic Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman claimed "swimming in America is very racist" — as she likened her husband's use of closed captioning to turning up the brightness on a smartphone.  "Historically, swimming in America is very racist, and usually when you look at drowning statistics, it usually affects children of color, because of lack of access," Gisele Fetterman said on the iGen politics podcast on Thursday.  Gisele made the comments while discussing how she and her husband, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor, had decided not to move into the state-owned mansion in Harrisburg but made the pool accessible to the public.

Department of Energy to require diversity-equity plan in all science research grants.  All researchers seeking grants through the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science will soon be required to submit a diversity, equity and inclusion plan to receive funding, the agency recently announced.  The Promoting Inclusive and Equitable Research Plan, or PIER plan, must describe activities and strategies researchers will incorporate to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in their research projects to be granted funding by the DOE's Office of Science, the largest federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences in the nation.  The office operates 28 facilities and annually funds over 28,000 researchers working on projects with the potential to "transform our understanding of nature," as well as "advance U.S. energy, economic, and national security [interests]."

The Army's Fort Hood gets new name for wokeness sake.  Here's who gets the honor.  Under the direction of Congress, the Department of Defense moved another step closer to officially renaming Fort Hood and while many disagreed with the agenda, there was no dispute, "if they were gonna change it, they got the right person."  The quixotic mission of progressives to purge society of things deemed offensive exclusively to their palate marked its latest casualty with the final decision on the renaming of U.S. Army post Fort Hood located just outside Killeen, Texas.  Roughly halfway between Waco and Austin, the 80-year-old post is set to honor the Army's first Hispanic four-star general and native Texan, the late Gen. Richard Cavazos.

Eight things that killed the Democrat Party.  [#1] CRT: Critical Race Theory in all its permutations, regardless of its origins and history, has become the banner of anti-white racism, disguising itself as "anti-racism."  Under its banner, white people are told they are worthless, toxic, hateful oppressors.  Worse, companies are actually hiring people who promote this toxicity and schools are teaching students to hate white people.  Now out in the open, anti-white racism has created a hate-filled atmosphere of constant tension and dissension, where the only thing that matters, first and foremost, is skin color.  This can only be laid at the feet of Democrats.

A Plan To Make 'Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion' Die.  In early 2021, Coca-Cola was forced to retract a diversity training module that called upon employees to be "less white."  The training said, "to be less white ... be less oppressive ... listen ... believe ... break with white solidarity."  Far from the outlier in the DEI field, that incident fits within a much larger trend of companies trafficking in divisive concepts in their workforces.  At least 78 percent of the 50 Fortune 1000 companies evaluated on the Viewpoint Diversity Score 2022 Business Index utilize employee training that undermines trust, respect, and openness in the workplace.  One of those companies, Bank of America, has launched a reeducation program, telling employees they needed to be "woke" and white employees to "decolonize your mind."  On its website, Bank of America declares that, "Now more than ever, we need to be comfortable with uncomfortable conversations and deepen our understanding through self-education of people's differences."  These "uncomfortable" discussions include telling all white employees that their lives are based on "white-skin privileges."

Kamala Harris vows to deliver race-based Hurricane aid, sparking panic in Florida.  Should federal hurricane recovery aid be handed out based on need or based the race of the recipient?  According to Kamala Harris, the answer is 'race,' and here's the proof:  [Tweet] [...] According to Christine Pushaw, rapid response director for Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' reelection campaign, the vow to mete out aid based on a hurricane victim's race rather than actual need is sparking "panic" in Florida and quite likely the rest of the southeast which has been affected by it.

VP Harris slammed for saying Hurricane Ian aid will be 'based on equity'.  Vice President Harris came in for a torrent of criticism after telling an audience that "communities of color" would be first in line for relief in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ian.  "We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity," she said during a discussion with Priyanka Chopra at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum on Friday.  "If we want people to be in an equal place sometimes we need to take into account those disparities and do that work," she added.  Harris' remarks immediately came in for backlash, including from Christina Pushaw, rapid response director for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis Campaign Rips Kamala for Radical, Racist Remark About Hurricane Relief.  Democrats seem to have a deep and abiding problem with race.  As we reported earlier, you had House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) saying the racist quiet part out loud about why they want to allow illegal aliens to pour across the border — because they regard them necessary to "pick the crops."  Then, there was Joe Biden trying to pander to a Hispanic group and making warped remarks about Hispanics.  I suppose that shouldn't be surprising given his wife comparing Hispanics to "breakfast tacos."  But on Friday, a video clip of Kamala Harris went viral, talking about hurricane response, where she spoke about delivering resources based on race.  [Tweet]

Sorry whites! Kamala says hurricane resources will be doled out "based on equity".  [Video clip]  The doctrine of "equity" — that is, social engineering toward the idea of "equality of outcome" — will be the end of America if it is not checked and checked SOON.

Dems Stuffed Billions In Reparations For Black Farmers In 'Inflation Reduction Act'.  The Democrats' massive climate spending and tax bill gave the Department of Agriculture (USDA) $2.2 billion in loans to pay farmers, many of whom are black, who have previously been denied USDA loans due to discrimination.  The provision, which was backed by Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Raphael Warnock of Georgia, is intended to provide financial assistance to farmers, ranchers or forest landowners that the department determines to have experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs before Jan. 1. 2021, according to the bill's text.  Although the funding could go to any farmer that the government has discriminated against, such as white women or members of the LGBTQ community, the money is primarily intended to rectify the historic denial of loans to black farmers, accordingto The Wall Street Journal.  Another of the bill's provisions will allocate $3.1 [sic] to help farmers of any race who are facing financial hardship and also have a direct or guaranteed loan with the USDA.

Biden administration launches environmental justice office.  President Joe Biden's top environment official visited what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement Saturday to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution.  Forty years after a predominantly Black community in Warren County, North Carolina, rallied against hosting a hazardous waste landfill, Michael Regan, the first Black man to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced he is dedicating a new senior level of leadership to the environmental justice movement they ignited.

Since His Election, Biden Has Used Racial Hoaxes To Accrue Power.  The Democrats successfully used a vast racial hoax to put Joe Biden and Kamala Harris into the White House.  The problem, then, was helping them stay there.  To date, they've been relying on new additions to the same racial hoax in order to maintain their political control.  For Democrats, having already weaponized race to attain the White House, January 6 was manna from heaven.  Just 0.02% of J6 protesters (244 of 120,000 ) were affiliated with alt-right extremist groups, but creating the illusion of a White supremacist insurrection was child's play for Team Biden and the sycophant media.  Immediately after the election, CNN concluded that White Republicans "ignore or embrace racism."  January 6 gave Biden the central theme for Democrats to retain control over the federal government.  In Biden's inaugural address on January 20, 2021, he launched White supremacist domestic terrorism as the biggest threat to America.  The Democrat's partner, BLM, continued supporting the hoax.

Democrats Used A Massive Race Hoax To Gain Power.  [Scroll down] The plan was successful.  Most Americans believed that racist cops were gunning in the streets unarmed Black men minding their own business.  A survey from 2020 found that 44% of people self-categorizing as liberal thought police in 2019 killed more than 1,000 unarmed black men.  About 10% thought it was 10,000 or more.  The number was fourteen.  The media gave cover to the 547 riots that took place for more than 100 days.  The term "mostly peaceful protests" became a reflexive justification for the riots.  Negotiations between BLM and the DNC invariably extended the riots' duration.  During the negotiations, BLM co-founder Cullors' promised that BLM would "get Trump out of office."  BLM and the DNC organized mostly peaceful protests until election day.

Senate Candidate Mandela Barnes Gives AOC a Run for Her Money as Densest Democrat.  Jesse Barnes is running as a Democrat for Senate in Wisconsin.  Never heard of Barnes?  "Jesse" is Barnes' given first name.  His middle name is "Mandela" and he calls himself "Mandela" because, well, who wouldn't change your name to Mandela if you are pandering for votes?  Barnes had some early problems with telling the truth.  He claimed he had earned his BA from Alabama A&M University but someone asked him in 2019 if that was true, and he admitted that he hadn't actually graduated although he claimed he had.  Oops.  Admittedly, Barnes' lie was not on the level of claiming you're a Vietnam combat vet like Richard Blumenthal's stolen valor claim, or Joe Biden claiming, well, about 50 things in his life that never happened, but to Barnes' credit, he completed his course load and got his useless Arts degree.  It wasn't in climatology.  It's in "communications," the same useless degree a lot of college athletes get when they can't hack basket weaving.

"A one hour Critical Race Theory experience disguised as a tour."  The globalist billionaire who funded the woke transformation of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello paid for a similar overhaul of James Madison's house — where the author of the US Constitution has been shoved into a supporting role, while slavery and racism take center stage.  No American flags fly at Montpelier, Madison's plantation home in rural Virginia, and not a single display focuses on the life and accomplishments of America's foremost political philosopher, who created our three-branch federal system of government, wrote the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers, and served two terms as president.  Instead, blindsided tourists are hammered by high-tech exhibits about Madison's slaves and current racial conflicts, thanks to a $10 million grant from left-leaning philanthropist David M. Rubenstein.  In May, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which owns the home, forced the board to accept a slate of left-wing activist members in the name of racial equity.

Biden's New Cybersecurity Deputy Inexplicably Declares 'Systemic Racism' Greatest Threat to America.  Camille Stewart, a former Google strategist, has argued that the U.S. "national security apparatus must be a part of dismantling systemic racism," and that "pursuing anti-racist and anti-hate policy outcomes" should be a chief national security focus for the Biden administration, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon.  So there you have it, America.  No need to worry about cyberattacks from Russia, China, Iran, or any of the other bad guys of the world, the top threat to U.S. cybersecurity is "systemic racism" — defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as "policies and practices that exist throughout a whole society or organization and that result in and support a continued unfair advantage to some people and unfair or harmful treatment of others based on race."  Needless to say, Biden's latest race-obsessed hire is not likely to sit well with Republican lawmakers who have been more focused on real defense issues rather than on Biden's race-centric ideological agenda.

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Please note that so-called "affirmative action" and other minority hiring quotas easily fit the Cambridge Dictionary definition of "systemic racism" cited above.

The Left Should Be Happy with Biden.  The Left should be ecstatic that Joe Biden has given them everything they wanted. [...] The Left fetishizes race.  It enshrined the idea of "good" racial discrimination: to stop racial bias, one must be racially biased.  Biden was the first president to promise in advance that his vice-presidential running mate had to be both black and female.  For his cabinet picks, Biden ignored most criteria of prior experience or specific expertise, but instead ensured that his administration was "diverse."  No prior Democratic president has been so beholden to identity politics or so consistently used de facto racial, gender, and sexual identity quotas in his presidential appointees.

Taking over from whom?
Dem Cori Bush Hates White People, Claims 'They Are Taking Over the U.S.'.  Squad member and Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo), who is constantly pulling the race card every chance she gets, asserted that she hates white people and that the U.S. is under attack by them.  In a tweet, the left-wing lawmaker said there is a growing "white supremacist movement" in not only her state of Missouri, but throughout the whole nation. [...] According to Bush, "white fear" and "white power" is a "crisis" that would disembark the fundamental and constitutional right to vote.

Michelle Obama's Changing Sexual Identity.  [Scroll down]  Two years ago, I decided to take a serious approach to learning about Michelle Obama's background.  I started by reading her best-selling 2018 autobiography, Becoming.  I could smell the calculation in Becoming from a mile away.  This was a political document, meant to set Michelle up for a presidential run, and not an autobiography.  Even before I had gotten in deep, I had seen enough of Michelle to distrust the poor little girl from the South Side who was held back in life because of her race shtick that Michelle had been spieling since she first emerged on the national scene.  The real identity issue for Michelle Obama, I discovered, is not her gender — trust me, readers — it is that she is more White than she is Black.  In fact, Michelle's upbringing and lifelong aspiration to whiteness is her greatest vulnerability. [...] So while Michelle is female, it is her Black authenticity, or lack thereof, that has been her major struggle throughout her life, one surprisingly similar to that of her husband Barack.

At least she did not call us 'burritos'.  As you know, Jill Biden was in San Antonio doing a little "outreach" to the Hispanic community.  Here's what she thinks of as outreach:  "Raul helped build this organization with the understanding that the diversity of this community, as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength..."  Jill thinks of Latins as "tacos."  By the way, Raul is UnidosUS President Raul Yzaguirre.  I should add that I debated a member of that group on TV earlier this year.  I don't think that UnidosUS represents the diversity in the Hispanic community.  It is a left-wing group.  Was recently elected Representative Mayra Flores invited to speak?  How about our Hispanic U.S. senator Ted Cruz?  Did any speaker make a case for school choice?  What about the Biden border crisis?  So the First Lady was speaking to a left wing group and decided to get cute or pander with a joke that only a liberal would laugh at.

Buttigieg Launches $1 Billion 'Anti-Racist Roads' Project.  On Thursday [6/30/2022], Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the Department of Transportation would be spending at least $1 billion to address so-called "racism" in America's public roads.  As reported by the Daily Caller, the program will be called Reconnecting Communities, which the Transportation Department calls the "first of its kind."  The new initiative says it will focus on rebuilding communities that were "racially segregated or divided by road projects."  Claiming, with no evidence, that the design of the interstate highway system in the 1950s was specifically meant to negatively impact African-American areas, Buttigieg said that the program will provide financial handouts over the course of five years to predominantly African-American communities across the country.

Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in roads.  Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday [6/30/2022] launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects, pledging wide-ranging help to dozens of communities despite the program's limited dollars.  Under the Reconnecting Communities program, cities and states can now apply for the federal aid over five years to rectify harm caused by roadways that were built primarily through lower-income, Black communities after the 1950s creation of the interstate highway system.

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[#1]  Think.  It makes sense to build a highway on the least expensive land in town.  The people with the least money live on the least expensive land.  That was true in 1950 and it's still true today.  Nobody set out to destroy neighborhoods by using highway construction as a weapon.  The highways were going to be built for the benefit of everyone, and they had to go somewhere.  [#2]  Generally, the harm being done to "lower-income, Black communities" is being done by black gangs and black drug dealers.  Fix that problem, Pete.

CNN: Recessions Are Racist.  The U.S. economy shrank worse than expected in the first quarter, stoking fears that we are headed for recession, if not already in one.  In fact, most Americans already believe we are in a recession.  And they're probably right.  A recession is defined as two consecutive quarters with negative growth.  However, as CNN's Nicole Goodkind notes, "the economy isn't broadly and officially considered to be in a recession until a relatively unknown group of eight economists says so."  Goodkind then attempts to make this all sound sinister — like it's a bunch of James Bond villains hiding in a secret lair plotting world domination by pointing out that these economists "serve together as the Business Cycle Dating Committee, are hand-selected by and work under the umbrella of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a private nonprofit organization."  So, what exactly is CNN's problem?  Well, it seems all but inevitable that the Biden Recession will soon be official, so to preempt this, CNN has declared this cabal of economists racist.

Leaked Call with Prison Inmate Reveals Democrat Senate Candidate Calling For "Secret Sleepers" to Infiltrate South Carolina Republican Party.  Project Veritas on Sunday [6/26/2022] released leaked audio of a Democrat US Senate candidate's phone call with an inmate at Perry Correctional Institution calling for "secret sleepers" to infiltrate the South Carolina Republican party.  "We need some secret sleepers.  Like you need them to run as the other side, even though they for our side.  And we need them to win," Krystle Matthews, a Democrat South Carolina State Rep. running for US Senate said in the leaked audio.  "We need people to run as Republicans in these local elections.  This is the only way you're gonna change the dynamics in South Carolina."

South Carolina Senate Candidate Caught on Tape Advocating to Deploy Georgia Election Strategy.  Project Veritas Action, a subsidiary of Project Veritas, has released a leaked audio from South Carolina Democrat Krystle Matthews, promoting a political strategy where blacks infiltrate the republican party and use drug money to fund organized political changes. [...] What South Carolina Senate candidate Matthews is outlining in the leaked audio sounds remarkably similar to the prior successful operation of Georgia democrats and republicans.  The networks of the AME church and the political activists within the Black Lives Matter movement, coalesce by infiltrating the republican party and then working to support the agenda of the Democrat political apparatus.

A South Carolina Democrat strategizes about sleepers in Republican campaigns.  Project Veritas has done it again, this time with a video of a South Carolina Democrat candidate for the United States Senate strategizing with a prisoner to put Democrat sleepers into the Republican line-up as fifth columnist candidates.  Mixed in with whining, incoherence, and obscenities (often racial ones), Matthews articulates a foul plan for destroying democracy in a fight she feels is impossible to win by fair means. [...] It turns out, though, that Matthews isn't above "toxic politics" when it comes to plotting a Democrat takeover of South Carolina's strong Republican leanings.  We know that because Project Veritas Action obtained a recording of a February 15, 2022, phone call that Matthews had with David Solomon Ballard, an inmate at Perry Correctional Institution.  [Audio clip]

Democrat Senate candidate recommends leftist 'sleepers' contesting as Republicans for the mid-terms?  An audio clip released from Project Veritas Action yesterday [6/26/2022] revealed that South Carolina Democrat State Representative and candidate for U.S. Senate, Krystle Matthews, has some unconventional tactics to win the midterms.  [Audio clip]  The audio purportedly originated from a recorded conversation on Feb. 15, 2022, that occurred between Matthews and an inmate at Perry Correctional Institution.  It is troubling that Matthews is seeking campaign advice from a convicted criminal.  But that is the least problematic aspect of this revelation.  We hence focus on the content of the conversation. [...] These utterances prove the Democrats' proclivity for crime when they stand to gain.  It also reveals Matthew's bigotry of low expectations, she expects her fellow African Americans to be nothing more than dope dealers and criminals.  Matthews then proceeds to display her bigotry towards both her fellow African Americans and other races.  This smug feeling of superiority over regular people is synchronous with Democrat thinking.

Biden's Treasury:  Race Must Be Considered in Crafting All Fiscal Policies.  In a document that flew under the radar, the Joe Biden Department of Treasury has issued a plan that doubles down on the racial justice movement by declaring the agency in charge of the nation's fiscal infrastructure must now consider race when crafting federal policies.  The declaration came in the form of response to Executive Order 13985, issued on January 20, 2021, titled "Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government."

Five Reasons to Impeach Joe Biden.  [#5] Biden is violating the equal protection clause.  Biden is presiding over an inquisition against white Americans.  He has expressed his support for Critical Race Theory, which argues that the U.S. is inherently racist, that minorities are oppressed by whites and especially white men, and that white people achieve their economic and political objectives at the expense of people of color.  CRT is in direct opposition to the aims of the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King's emphasis on judging people based on the quality of their character rather than the color of their skin.  Blaming white supremacy has become the new national sport.  Under the guise of ending oppression, Biden and the Democratic Party want to remake whites into the new underclass.  Giving special treatment to any one group is in violation of the equal protection clause.  It is also the worst kind of racism.  Blaming current social problems on alleged white oppression heightens racial tensions and keeps the country divided.  Division seems to be Biden's objective.  For that reason alone, he should be impeached.

Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Calls For Reparations to 'Heal The Land' At Juneteenth Worship Service.  Democratic Rep Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas organized a Juneteenth worship service at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Houston on Sunday where she called for racial reparations to "heal the land."  "She claimed, without evidence, such restitution will not be funded by 'snatching from someone else,'" WokePreacherTV reported.  [Tweet]

Joy Behar claims, with zero evidence, voting rights [are] being stripped from Black people.  Joy Behar, co-host of 'The View' has claimed that voting rights are being taken away from African Americans.  She made this claim during an episode celebrating Juneteenth and provided no evidence to back up her bold claim.  [Video clip]  Joy Behar said:  "We should be aware on a day like this that voting rights are being systematically taken away from African Americans and other people too in this country... It's a good day to reflect on that, I think."  However, Behar's comment lacked any evidence or information to back it up.  She did not voice concerns over any particular politics, bills, or anything that would indicate anyone has lost the right to vote.

Rep. Al Green makes push for National Slavery Remembrance Day.  Rep. Al Green is leading an effort to make 2022 the first year that would mark the anniversary of the first slave ships arriving in North America 400 years ago.  The Texas Democrat, who introduced a resolution last November, is hoping to renew the push as the country celebrates Juneteenth on Sunday, and the federal holiday on Monday.  "Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom.  Slavery Remembrance is a commemoration of slavery itself and it will help us to make sure that we don't see it sanitized.  We want to tell the truth about it," Mr. Green told The Washington Times.

You can have "your truth" and select whatever pronouns you like, but you must use my adjectives!
AOC rips Dem lawmakers who refuse to use term 'Latinx'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed fellow Democrats who won't use the umbrella term "Latinx" to refer to Hispanic people and Latin Americans.  The New York Democrat said those in and out of her party who question the validity of the term are making other peoples' self-identification about themselves.

Joe Biden Creates 'Office of Environmental Justice' for 'Communities of Color'.  President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday a new Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) to preserve "communities of color" from zoning restrictions and pollution, among other objectives.  The OEJ will report to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will sit within the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity at HHS, according to Xavier Becerra, secretary of HHS.  Biden created the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity in 2021 to stop the warming of the globe.

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Does Joe Biden believe he can stop global warming by setting up another layer of bureaucracy?

Democrats Once Again Stoke Racial Division.  Democrats have always used racial division as a pathway to power.  During slavery and Jim Crow, their leaders stoked false and ugly fears about the "Negro menace."  Today, they use similar language about an alleged white menace to malign their opponents and frighten their supporters.  In highly partisan and divisive remarks delivered following the racist May 14 mass murder in Buffalo that took 10 African American lives, President Biden asserted, "White supremacy is a poison ... running through our body politic ... And it's been allowed to grow and fester right before our eyes."  This claim, which echoes those of so many other Democrats — including Attorney General Merrick Garland, who says white supremacists pose "the most dangerous threat to our democracy" — is false.  Much of their "evidence" comes from groups with long histories of misinformation, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, whose business model depends on ginning up fears about supposed threats.  In the aftermath of the Buffalo massacre, the New York Times trumpeted a 2021 "Murder and Extremism" report from the Anti-Defamation League to make the case that the "political right has a violence problem."

Using Tragedy for Racial Propaganda.  [Scroll down]  Biden's recurring suggestions that white hate crimes are America's dominant reality are false.  Whites are not the biggest source of hate crime and interracial violence in the U.S.; blacks are.  From 2016 to 2020, blacks nationally were twice as likely to commit a hate crime as whites, according to FBI data, among hate-crime suspects whose race and ethnicity were known.  Local data tell the same story.  In New York City, from 2010 to 2020, blacks were 2.42 times as likely as whites to commit a hate crime, among hate-crime suspects whose race and ethnicity were known.  Blacks in Los Angeles committed anti-Asian hate crimes at 4.8 times the rate of whites in 2021, according to internal LAPD data.  Blacks in L.A. committed anti-gay hate crimes at seven times the rate of whites, and anti-Semitic hate crimes at 2.4 times the rate of whites, among hate-crime suspects whose race and ethnicity were known.  Blacks committed anti-trans hate crimes at 2.5 times the rate of Hispanics; there were no white suspects in anti-trans hate crimes in L.A. in 2021.

America is Regressing into a Tribal Society Rife with Acrimony, Anxiety and Suspicion.  In 2008 77% of Americans (60% of Blacks) thought race relations were good in their individual community In a shocking recent poll among Blacks, 75% now believe they or someone they love will be attacked by a white person.  This is an easily disproven belief as government statistics from the Department of Justice reveal that Blacks were the attackers in 85% of violent crimes involving blacks and whites.  This same recent poll also showed that 70% of Blacks believe over half of all white people (or 110 million Americans) "hold white supremacy beliefs."  Any accurate estimate of the actual number of white supremacist is impossible to find as the definition of "white supremacy" has conveniently evolved with the political winds (e.g., all Trump voters have often been referred to as being sympathetic to white supremacy.)  Over the years, by extrapolating the dubious and inflated data from the rabidly left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, it has been estimated that there "could" be many as 500,000 believers or 0.2% of the overall white population.

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Hmmm... What happened in 2008 to make race relations sour?  Oh, I remember.  Obama was elected President.

Joe Biden and Racial Demagoguery.  Joe Biden has had a long history of racist outbursts.  Can we even remember them all?  The "put y'all back in chains" insults to an audience of black professionals, his dismissal of black interviewers variously as "you ain't black" or "junkie," his he-man racialist Corn Pop mythologies, his recent condescending reference to a black professional as "boy," and on and on.  The Left has always contextualized his racial outbursts in the same fashion his decades-long creepy touching, sexual harassment, grabbing, and blowing into the hair and ears of young women and teens were always "just Joe being Joe."  So it was ironic but predictable that Biden went to Buffalo on Tuesday [5/17/2022] to leverage the recent carnage from the deranged, eco-fascist, racist, and insane lethal mass shooter of 11 African-Americans. [...] For Biden, as his midterm rendezvous looms ominously, the Buffalo shooter was useful in smearing his own political opponents.  So Biden saw a trip to Buffalo as an opportunity, in a way other mass shootings were not, and made a rare excursion out of his secluded compound.

Gaslighting 101: How the Democrats Invented White Supremacy but Blame Republicans.  If you were to believe leftist, bolshie rhetoric you'd think mullet-topped bumpkins with muskets were falling out of every Ford F-150 rambling the back roads of 'Merica, looking to lynch black folks.  The Democrats like to throw around the term "white supremacy" every chance they get.  Joe Biden, who gave a eulogy for an actual Klansman — Hillary Clinton's mentor Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the longest-serving Senator in history) — dared call 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse a "white supremacist" after he lawfully ventilated three white Antifa prags in self-defense.  The ONE attacker he didn't shoot was the black guy who kicked him while Rittenhouse was on the ground.

Sharpton: Trump Mainstreamed 'Hatred' that Opened Pathway for Buffalo Shooter.  MSNBC host Al Sharpton said Monday on "Deadline" that former President Donald Trump's rhetoric was the "mainstreaming" of hatred.  According to Sharpton, it "opens and broadens the whole pathway" to people like the man accused of killing 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket Saturday.

If You're Reading This, Karine Jean-Pierre Probably Hates You.  Here's Why.  Old Joe Biden's new check-the-woke-boxes press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, is a Democrat, and so it comes as no great surprise that she sees racism absolutely everywhere, and I do mean everywhere:  the New York Post reported Saturday [5/14/2022] that it "looked at Jean-Pierre's tweets between 2015 and 2020 and found a staggering 57 instances where she accused people, policies, ideas, or words of being 'racist.'  Also, Jean-Pierre accused people and ideas she was opposed to as 'racist' at least 43 times in TV appearances too."  That makes an even 100 accusations of racism or twenty per year; among Democrats today, that makes Jean-Pierre a moderate.

Karine Jean-Pierre has frequent history of accusing things of being racist.  Newly installed White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has a long history of accusing policies and political enemies of "racism," a review of her social media and TV news appearances show.  The [New York] Post looked at Jean-Pierre's tweets between 2015 and 2020 and found a staggering 57 instances where she accused people, policies, ideas, or words of being "racist."  And Jean-Pierre accused people and ideas she was opposed to as "racist" at least 43 times in TV appearances too, according to video clipping service Grabien, whose available analysis spanned just the first two years of President Trump's term in office.  Her target on both social media and TV was overwhelmingly Trump.

Critics Challenge HHS Chief Becerra's Claim Agency Has No 'Anti-Racism' Rule.  Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, testifying Wednesday before a House Energy and Commerce Committee panel, claimed his agency doesn't have any policies explicitly "anti-racist" in nature, but the health policy group Do No Harm contends Becerra is either lying or uninformed.  Do No Harm, launched April 19, bills itself as a nonprofit dedicated to protecting patients and physicians from woke health care.  Becerra made the claims in his answer to a question from Health Subcommittee member Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., who had asked Becerra about a recently enacted Health and Human Services rule that provides a financial incentive for doctors to create and implement so-called "anti-racist" policies.  Palmer asked what that rule would entail and expressed his concerns that it might reduce confidence that minority patients would have for doctors who weren't the same race as they are, and among white patients, who might feel they were the subject of discrimination.  Becerra responded that the rule Palmer described didn't exist and blamed "misinformation" for the confusion.

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There's no point in arguing about whether a rule exists or not, if it is a matter of public record.

Democrats who claim white supremacy is top problem ignore black racist killers.  Top Democrats claim that nothing in America is more dangerous than white racism.  As President Joe Biden said Oct. 21, "According to the United States intelligence community, domestic terrorism from white supremacists is the most lethal terrorist threat in the homeland." "In the FBI's view," Attorney General Merrick Garland said June 15, "the top domestic violent-extremist threat comes from . . . those who advocate for the superiority of the white race."  House Armed Services Committee member Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) complained that the federal government insufficiently screens "servicemembers and other individuals with sensitive roles for white-supremacist and violent-extremist ties."  So where is all the damage from this white-nationalist army?  Where are the wounds of those they have maimed and the cadavers of those they have killed? [...] As Team Biden searches furiously for those touched by this supposedly ubiquitous white threat, black racists scream hatred and inflict dozens of casualties, some fatal.

Biden administration unveils plan to root out 'racial inequality' in government agencies.  The Biden administration on Thursday [4/14/2022] unveiled hundreds of strategies across several federal agencies aimed at addressing what it says is racial and gender inequity in the federal government.  A senior administration official said the initiative is the first major assessment of how government policies have allowed "inequality to fester," including ways they said the government has blocked underserved communities from government services.  "This is about getting under the hood in every agency," the official said.

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As usual, Joe Biden's agenda is devoted to solving problems that nobody has, and making a big show of it.  Nobody has "has blocked underserved communities from government services."  The government makes sure that everybody in every "underserved community" is signed up for every possible handout and is completely dependent on the government for the entirety of their miserable lives.

Juneteenth becomes a paid holiday for New York City workers.  Juneteenth is now a paid city holiday in New York City.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the decision on Monday, noting that it is "long overdue" and will take effect "immediately" this year on June 19. [...] Juneteenth commemorates the events of June 19, 1865, when news of the emancipation of slaves reached those in the southwestern United States.  It became a federal holiday last year.

What Disproves the 'White Supremacy' Narrative.  Selling Marxism has been a tough row to hoe in America, though that's not to say that those selling it haven't made inroads toward getting us there.  But our laissez faire roots and inherent disdain for the anti-freedom control mechanisms needed to sustain outright communism have made it difficult for the peddlers to find the necessary buyers over the years.  That's why they've gotten creative in recent decades, finding their magic beans, so to speak, by suggesting that "people of color" tend to be financially less well-off than white people, thereby establishing racial inequity as a substitute for class struggle.  Racial variance in levels of income is often the first thing that is referenced. [...] The intention, of course, is that the reader will assume that this disparity exists primarily due to racial discrimination in our society.  Notably missing, however, is literally any other demographic data whatsoever beyond that binary comparison.

Mayorkas at Al Sharpton's conference:  White supremacists pose biggest threat to U.S..  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas delivered a speech to Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York City on Friday.  He told those attending the conference that "the greatest terrorism-related threat that we face in the homeland is the threat of domestic violent extremism."  Mayorkas dug in a little deeper and blamed social media and other online platforms for an "increase in hate", specifically naming White supremacists as "the most prominent threat" to the United States.  He used the example of bomb threats to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  In recent months there has been an alleged uptick in those threats.  He spoke about working with Black universities and churches to help them improve security.

Border Chief Mayorkas:  Equity Is U.S. 'Core Founding Principle'.  Joe Biden's pro-migration border chief says the "core founding principle" of the United States is "equity," and that he is building an immigration system built on "equity."  "It is all about achieving equity, which is really the core founding principle of our country," Alejandro Mayorkas declared at a meeting hosted by Al Sharpton's National Action Network.  "We, as a Department of Homeland Security [DHS], are your Department of Homeland Security as much as anyone else's and we need to live that in the equity that we demonstrate," he told the mostly black audience.

'Defund the police' painted in the street
DC Mayor Bowser Now Says She Never Supported the Defund the Police Movement.  This is well beyond pretending not to know things, this is just plain lying in an effort to rewrite history.  DC Mayor attended an Axios sponsored "What's Next" summit to discuss the future of policymaking, business and politics.  According to Axios, Mayor Bowser denied ever supporting the "Defund the Police" movement in her city; however, the truth is the opposite.  The mayor even supported the movement as it was painted on the road outside her office:  [Photo]


Big Business's Alliance With The Political Left Is Turning Into A Major Strategic Blunder.  The biggest Occupy Wall Street wasn't anarchic tent encampments, but the new hires entering the corporate suites.  Contrary to what many expected, when campus radicals entered the real world, they changed it.  And so Wall Street and Big Business have gone woke, with rainbow flags and Black Lives Matter banners and critical race theory as a routine part of employee training.  Furthermore, the right-wing expectation that businesses that "go woke, go broke" has fallen flat.  A few corporations have taken a hit to the bottom line, but most have found that going woke is just fine for business.  More importantly, going woke has pacified much of the left; a BLM donation and a Pride sponsorship cover a multitude of corporate sins, functioning like secular indulgences.

Rental scooters and bikes will be back on the streets soon.  Shared rental bikes and scooters will be returning to Minneapolis streets soon, with some new rules to enhance accessibility and equity.  The city announced Monday [4/4/2022] that it signed a new contract with vendors to provide scooters and Nice Ride shared rental bikes.  They should be available by mid-month.  Lyft, Lime and Spin will provide scooters, with Lyft also handling the rental bikes, both traditional pedal and electric-assist.  The city is requiring all three vendors to distribute at least 30% of their scooters in Equity Distribution Areas in north and south Minneapolis.  A maximum of 40% of each operator's scooters are allowed downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Eyes Wide Shut.  Is America really a "white supremacist" society?  What does "structural racism" mean, and does it explain all the socio-economic problems of non-whites?  Is anyone who raises questions about immigration levels a racist?  Is constant specification of personal pronouns necessary and something the Left should seek to popularize?  Are trans women the same as biological women?  Are those who ask the question simply "haters" who should be expelled from the left coalition?  This list could go on.  Politically predetermined answers to the questions are simply to be embraced by Democratic progressives, in the interest of "social justice."  The Democrats have paid a considerable price for their militant identity politics, which lends the impression that the party is distracted by, or even focused on, issues of little relevance to most voters' lives.

Biden budget proposes $100 million for 'racial' diversity in schools.  President Joe Biden administration's newly proposed $5.8 trillion federal budget includes massive spending increases for the Department of Education to promote "racial" diversity.  The new education allocations for fiscal year 2023 include "$100 million for a new Fostering Diverse Schools program" which will use grants to help communities "develop and implement strategies that will build more racially and socioeconomically diverse schools and classrooms," according to the Department of Education's (DOE) budget summary.  The program is part of an attempt to "address the well-documented, persistent negative effects of racial isolation and concentrated poverty" through "efforts to increase school racial and socioeconomic diversity in preschool through grade 12."

Whites need not apply.
New pop-up storefronts for Black-owned businesses are opening on the Beltline.  A new pilot program will offer pop-up storefront space for local, Black-owned businesses in refurbished shipping containers along the Atlanta Beltline, officials announced Friday [4/1/2022].  The "BeltLine MarketPlace" will feature up to six businesses given commercial space at affordable rates in two locations along the Westside and Eastside trails, according to an announcement from the Beltline and The Village Market, an organization that promotes Black businesses and is partnering with the agency on the program.  The vendors, which could include retail, food or art, will be located in "architecturally-designed, artistic shipping containers" or food trucks.

Projection:
Sharpton: Republicans Will Use 'Straight-Out Racially Charged' Dog Whistles in Midterms.  MSNBC host Al Sharpton said Friday [3/25/2022] on "Deadline" that the Republicans were going to use "straight-out racially charged whistles" during the midterm elections.

Democrats Call Republican Senators Racist for Treating Ketanji Jackson Like Everyone Else.  Here we go again.  Democrats have found yet another opportunity to falsely label their political opposition as racist.  The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson began on Monday [3/21/2022] and the left is already characterizing Republican senators as vicious racists for daring to question her qualifications.  Even Mr. Magoo could have seen this coming from a mile away.  Several members of the left-wing chattering class have already started lobbing erroneous accusations of racism at GOP lawmakers for questioning the nominee.  Professional race-baiter Elie Mystal wrote a piece for The Nation in which he predicted Republicans are going to do all kinds of racisms to keep Jackson from being appointed to the Supreme Court.

Cory Booker Embarrasses Himself by Gushing Over Ketanji Brown Jackson's Race and Gender.  Many criticized Joe Biden for promising during his presidential campaign that, if given the chance, he'd nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court, effectively making his eventual nominee an affirmative action pick.  This pick would forever have to live with the perception that she was chosen primarily for reasons of identity, not her qualifications.  And Biden came through on his promise, but Democrats don't seem to care about fixing that perception.  Senator Cory Booker, for example, can't even discuss the nominee's qualifications without mentioning her race and gender.

HHS Sec. Xavier Becerra Promotes Critical Race Theory-Based 'Health Equity' as Top Priority.  Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec.  Xavier Becerra on Friday identified "health equity" as the department's top priority under his leadership.  "Health equity has to be part of everything we do," Becerra said, during an address marking his first year in office.  "You will see health equity pervades everything we do."

House passes bill banning discrimination of black hairstyles including dreadlocks, Afros and braids at hair and school.  Black people who wear hairstyles like Afros, cornrows or tightly coiled twists should not face bias in society, school and the workplace, the U.S. House said Friday in voting to make it explicit that such discrimination is a violation of federal civil rights law.  'There are folks in this society who think because your hair is kinky, it is braided, it is in knots or it is not straightened blonde and light brown, that you somehow are not worthy of access,' Democratic Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.), the lead sponsor of the bill, said during debate on the House floor.  'Well, that's discrimination.'  The House voted 235-to-189 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of hair texture and hairstyles.  The bill now goes to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain.  President Joe Biden has already said he would sign the bill, known as the Crown Act, into law.

Boston Globe's 'Bostonian of the Year' BLM race activist and husband indicted for fraud.  New England's most prominent exponent of the Black Lives Matter movement is facing charges of bilking donors and using charity funds for personal gain.  The highest-profile race activist in Boston, Monica Cannon-Grant, has been indicted by the US Attorney in Boston on 18 counts:  ["]...with two counts of wire fraud conspiracy; one count of conspiracy; 13 counts of wire fraud; and one count of making false statements to a mortgage lending business.  The indictment also charges Cannon-Grant with one count of mail fraud.["]  Cannon-Grant founded a group called Violence in Boston (VIB) before the George Floyd death in police custody, but that event and the riots that followed propelled her and her group into the stratosphere of prominence and Beantown, with accompanying honors from the progressive media and plenty of cash from [...] donors.

Little Italy cut out of $20 million NY state grant for Chinatown.  Little Italy merchants are screaming "Mi offendo!" after learning Gov. Kathy Hochul awarded a $20 million economic and tourism grant to their Chinatown neighbors, The [New York] Post has learned.  Civil leaders in Little Italy said they weren't even asked to jointly apply for the state grant even though their businesses suffered alongside Chinatown's during the COVID-19 pandemic.  "After what our nation has experienced in the most recent past concerning issues of equity, who would believe that the State of New York would favor one ethnic Manhattan community, in this case Chinatown, to the detriment by exclusion and apart from its neighboring ethnic community, Little Italy?" Victor Papa, chairman of the Chinatown-Little Italy Historic District Improvement Association, wrote in a March 8 letter to Hochul.

How 'Social Justice' is Killing the Military.  "Some 41 percent of the military identify as members of minority groups," the Department of Defense (DoD) reported on Feb. 9, 2021. [...] Yet, while admitting that 41 percent of the military identified as minorities, the DoD reported that diversity, inclusion and equity were military necessities.  Diversity, Inclusion, Equity (DIE) is the language of Critical Race Theory (CRT).  Diversity is the promotion of division based on identity quotas or targets.  Inclusion is code for exclusion of specific groups based on race, gender and sexual identity.  Equity is CRT's ambiguous terminology, easily confused with equality.  Equity is equality of outcomes (usually quotas), which is reformulated Marxism.  Stand Together Against Racism and Radicalism in the Services, Inc. ("STARRS") was formed in 2021 to educate the services and America that our once-capable military has been diverted from its core national defense mission into social justice warriorship.  STARRS has incontrovertible evidence that this divisive threat spans all branches.

Black Lives Matter's True Colors.  [Scroll down]  As an emblem of the Biden Democrats' support for the anti-white, anti-law racists of the left, Biden recently appointed political consultant Minyan Moore to advise him on his selection of a black woman to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer.  Minyan Moore is a director of the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation.  Worse, she is a close friend and promoter of Kimberle Crenshaw, the creator of Critical Race Theory, which indicts America's constitutional order as "white supremacist" from its inception and concludes that no American laws or institutions should be respected because of those origins.

Biden's choice to help with his SCOTUS pick is a BLM board member, CRT promoter and defund-the-police supporter.  President Joe Biden touted his appointment of Clinton confidant and Kamal Harris-bestie Minyon Moore to help him choose the first black female Supreme Court justice, but he never mentioned that she's a Black Lives Matter board member, CRT promoter and supports the Defund the Police movement.  Moore's deep blue political credentials go all the way back to Jesse Jackson's 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns.  But when the president announced that he would be setting up a board of advisors to help him with his SCOTUS pick and confirmation strategy he soft-peddled Moore's history.

The Left's Orwellian Newspeak: the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Delusion.  Anyone who is familiar with the Dystopian (and alarmingly relevant) novel "1984" by George Orwell is familiar with the concept of "Newspeak." [...] Well, the left has been engaging in their own kind of "Newspeak" by trying to eliminate words like "meritocracy" and "win," "fail," "superiority," "earned," and "liberty."  The left wants to supplant these American concepts with a new form of tyranny:  "equity," "diversity," and "inclusion."  You will hear these three words uttered almost anywhere you go today.  You hear left-wing media pundits and talking heads bloviate endlessly about these ideas in television.  You hear major national and international corporations put out slogans like, "we are seeking to strengthen our business through equity, diversity, and inclusion." [...] When the left talks about "leveling the playing field," they do not mean make it so that all individuals in a given scenario have an equal opportunity to achieve their goals, they mean they want all individuals to have equal outcomes.

Defeated San Francisco school board member says voters who ousted her are 'aligned with' White supremacists.  San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education President Gabriela López, who lost a recall election this week, said Thursday those who supported her recall are "aligned" with White supremacists.  López and two fellow board members — Vice President Faauuga Moliga and Commissioner Alison Collins — were all voted out Tuesday in a landslide, with more than 72% of voters opting to recall each of them.  "So if you fight for racial justice, this is the consequence," López tweeted along with a photo of a Washington Post headline that said she and the two other recalled board members were "seen as too focused on racial justice."

San Francisco school board member:  Many Asians use 'white supremacist thinking' to 'get ahead'.  You may remember the Vice President of the San Francisco school board, Alison Collins.  In addition to being firmly committed to the board's school renaming nonsense, Collins is the person who last October said, "When we talk about merit, meritocracy and especially meritocracy based on standardized testing.  I'm just going to say it, in this day and age we cannot mince words.  Those are racist systems."  Around the same time she also wrote on her blog, "Being a 'model-minority' is not something to covet or celebrate."

Black History and the Democrats.  During the [2020] riots, Democrats adopted an anti-police mantra to secure the African American vote.  Following BLM's leadership, they lined up in lockstep to defund the police and remove qualified immunity.  But it was minority communities who sought more, not less police service.  The impact was devastating.  Officers retired or resigned in droves, recruiting was stymied, ambushes of officers reached a fever pitch, and violent crime, especially in Democrat-run cities, has broken records.  Today, as in the past, with the election behind them, Democrats are backpedaling their "defund or abolish the police" support.  In other words, they are following their predictable historic pattern.  Democrats manipulating race for political gain is black history.

Biden's administration wants to make life easier for minority crack addicts.  In times past, the American government stood with productive people and pushed back against the forces of corruption and decay.  In Biden's America, though, the opposite is true.  Big cities are becoming concierge services for hard-drug addicts and Biden's administration is joining in, with a multi-million plan to provide crackpipes for addicts.  And here's the kicker:  In the name of equity, the administration will make a special effort to bring these instruments of destruction to Blacks and members of the LGBTQ+ crowd.  There's a growing trend on the left to facilitate drug addiction.  Just recently, under ex-Mayor de Blasio's aegis, New York opened legal shooting galleries — or, as they're politely called, "Overdose Prevention Centers." On the very first day, five people overdosed in the Harlem site — although they were brought back to life.  The theory is that, if the drug addicts have a nice, safe place to shoot up, fewer will die.  This is the same belief system that sees parents offer their kids pot and alcohol at home so that they're not on the mean streets doing drugs.

Biden Admin To Fund Crack Pipe Distribution To Advance 'Racial Equity'.  The Biden administration is set to fund the distribution of crack pipes to drug addicts as part of its plan to advance "racial equity."  The $30 million grant program, which closed applications Monday and will begin in May, will provide funds to nonprofits and local governments to help make drug use safer for addicts.  Included in the grant, which is overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services, are funds for "smoking kits/supplies."  A spokesman for the agency told the Washington Free Beacon that these kits will provide pipes for users to smoke crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and "any illicit substance."

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Why is this a racial issue?  Is crack smoked exclusively by people of one race?  Are these people better off if the government makes it easier to smoke crack?

Black Republican Excluded From Black Caucus of Virginia Legislature.  A.C. Cordoza is a newly-elected member of the Virginia House of Delegates.  He's Black and he's Republican — the only member of the Virginia legislature who answers to that description.  As such, Cordoza sought membership in the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus.  It excluded him.  Cordoza says he was excluded because of his answers to a questionnaire from the caucus.  Among the question he apparently answered "incorrectly" were ones pertaining to charter schools, collective bargaining, abortion, gun control, mask mandates, making it more difficult to recall public officials, and repealing sovereign immunity.

Afro-Idealism in Black History Month and January 6.  The false hagiography of Malcolm X — imagining him as the afro-pessimist ideal — committed to a violent confrontation with America continues to be promoted by our intellectual culture.  ABC News is running a documentary, Xonerated:  The Murder of Malcolm X and 55 Years to Justice, designed to encourage viewers to see Malcolm X as a martyred afro-pessimist.  This vision is historically inaccurate and betrays the reality that by 1964, Malcolm X had left the Nation of Islam because he was aware of its corrupt underpinnings and violent pathologies.  In February of 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated by NOI sympathizer and supporter Thomas Hagan because of anger regarding his departure from the NOI.  Malcolm X confided to his friend James Farmer, Jr. that he left the group but was afraid of violent threats against him from the NOI.  He emphasized this again in his last public speech on Valentine's Day 1965 in Detroit.  This false hagiography played an important role in the violence at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.  An important voice and advocate for that violence was an activist named Jaden X, AKA John Sullivan.

Has the US Government Declared War on Its Citizens?  [Scroll down]  Nations of people without any sense of shared history or purpose do not remain nations for long.  Tearing down statues destroys collective memory of the past.  Reimagining America's founding as some evil paradise for slaveholders, instead of the triumph for human liberty that it was, cheapens all the struggles Americans have endured together for freedom.  Fixating on skin color serves no purpose other than to salt the land with hatred and division.  Choosing to vilify local law enforcement as "white supremacists" while celebrating citywide arson and mayhem in the name of "racial justice" only assures that "justice for all" disappears for good.  Why is the secretary of education committed to pushing Critical Race Theory on public school students while accusing concerned parents of being "domestic terrorists"?  Why do the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation push "white supremacy" as the most lethal domestic terrorism threat a half-century after Jim Crow?  Why does the White House routinely demonize its Republican opponents as being malicious racists not at all different from George Wallace or Bull Connor (both Democrats)?

Schumer falsely claims Supreme Court 'was all White men' until 1981, ignoring Thurgood Marshall.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer falsely claimed Thursday [2/3/2022] that the Supreme Court was made up of "all White men" until 1981, skipping over the late Justice Thurgood Marshall, who was appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967.  "The president's pledge to name a Black woman to the Supreme Court is historic," Schumer said during floor remarks about President Biden's forthcoming Supreme Court nomination.

Biden's Vow to Name a Black Woman to the Supreme Court Backfired.  Americans seem to be turned off by Joe Biden's Supreme Court nomination strategy.  In a new ABC News/Ipsos poll of U.S. adults, more than three-quarters of respondents said Biden should "consider all possible nominees" to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, rather than "consider only nominees who are Black women, as he has pledged to do."  Even 54 percent of Democrats said they'd prefer Biden take the wide-net approach.  This may come as an unwelcome surprise to the White House, but it makes perfect sense to those of us who've been following Biden's blundering attempts to discuss race and gender in politics over the past two years.  Though public support for affirmative action programs is on the rise, with 62 percent of U.S. adults in favor, the way Biden has talked about the value of diversity in political institutions is remarkably crass.  It's no wonder that the vast majority of Americans, including a majority of his own party, are chafing at it.

Critical Race Theory Is Dividing Democrats — and Rallying Republicans.  Those of us worried about the corrosive effects of cancel culture and critical race theory are often accused of obsessing over the culture wars at the expense of "real" issues.  But new data suggests that the culture war is only going to rise in importance in future elections — to the benefit of Republicans. [...] Already, cancel culture and applied critical race theory (CRT) are leading priorities for Republican voters and a mid-ranking issue overall — in large part because they unite conservatives while dividing the Left; on one side you have cultural liberals, those who espouse classical liberal views about free speech, due process, equal treatment before the law and elsewhere and the scientific method.  On the other is a rising cohort of cultural socialists, who prioritize protecting disadvantaged groups from offense while redistributing self-esteem and power.  These aims are used to justify restricting people's freedom of speech and conscience.  Cultural socialism grows out of wokeness, the idea that historically marginalized race and gender minorities are sacred:  more spiritual, moral, fragile and helpless than members of advantaged groups.

Biden's pledge to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court is an insult to minority groups.  This isn't the first time that Biden has used race and sex as his primary selection criteria for top government posts.  During his 'campaign', Biden proudly declared his vice president would be a woman of color.  The result was Kamala Harris, the most unpopular and perhaps the worst Vice President in recent history.  She has been a fiasco in handling tasks assigned to her.  She even struggles to construct basic sentences during friendly TV interviews and in public forums.  Biden has nominated 16 people to federal appeals courts, eight of his appointees have been Black women.  So what does one make of this?  Firstly, it is gravely insulting to any individual to be openly acknowledged as a 'diversity' hire.  How would the new Supreme Court Justice candidate feel knowing the primary criteria for her selection is not her experience or her aptitude or her knowledge of the Constitution but the pigment under her skin and her gender, both of which she was born with and had nothing to do with.

Biden's Supreme Court Nomination Reveals Democrat Contempt for Black Americans.  If anyone doubted the contempt White Democrats, Black Democrats, and the mainstream media hold for Black Americans, I would refer you to President Bidens' announcement regarding his Supreme Court nominee and their giddy reaction.  Every president before Biden had proudly professed that each of their nominees for the Court was the most qualified jurist available in America.  With his declaration that his next nominee to the Supreme Court will be a Black woman chosen because of her race and gender, not her qualifications, President Joe Biden reinforced a 220-year Democrat Party message to everyone in the world:  Do not be confused — Black people remain inferior.  They cannot achieve because of merit. [...] Since the 1800s, it has been understood if the Democrats have any hope of maintaining power in the United States, this condescending line of thinking must be reinforced in the Black community.  The Black community must be made to believe that they can have nothing, achieve nothing, and do nothing without the grace and mercy of the White Democrat demi-gods.

A Black Female SCOTUS Judge Won't Do Anything to Help Blacks.  When Joe Biden's earpiece expresses, through his mouth, its firm intention to nominate a black female Supreme Court candidate, critics will say that race and sex shouldn't matter in such things.  Well, don't worry — they won't.  Whoever Justice X ends up being, she'll almost assuredly vote in lockstep with white Elena Kagan and Hispanic Sonya Sotomayor.  She'll almost definitely vote just the way white ACLU baby Ruth Bader Ginsburg did.  This just underlines, too, how superficially made any "diversity" choice would be. [...] This is why it's so funny when commentators, black female ones included, of course, proclaim that with a black female SCOTUS justice black women's interests "will finally be represented."  Funnier still is that some thus opining actually believe it.

The Democrats Make Their Own Racism Explicit.  This week the Democratic National Committee gave Justice Steven Breyer the hook, announcing that he was retiring before he'd firmly decided to do so.  When he finally responded, he made clear his intention to remain on the bench until Biden's nominee was confirmed, which at best likely will be sometime this summer if ever.  As part of a deal he made with congressman and House majority whip Jim Clyburn when he was on the ropes in the primaries, President Biden promised to nominate to this significant position a black woman, and three candidates' names — a weak bench if the suppositions are correct — have been bandied about in the press.  How odd to admit you are selecting a nominee on the basis of race and sex just as the Supreme Court is about to hear serious challenges to affirmative action in college admissions.  Moreover, he asserts this will be an "historic" nomination, but it won't be.  (Picking an Asian-American would be.)

Jonathan Jackson, son of Rev. Jesse Jackson, jumps in crowded primary for Rep. Bobby Rush seat.  Jonathan Jackson, son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, on Friday afternoon announced a run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Bobby Rush, becoming at least the 13th candidate so far in the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District.  Jackson launches his congressional bid with a running start provided by his father, a civil rights leader, two-time presidential candidate and founder of Rainbow PUSH Coalition.  The younger Jackson is familiar with his father's extensive national fundraising and political network.

Dems Itching to See GOP Senators 'Block a Black Woman' Seem to Be Forgetting Some Things.  With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer being made official Thursday by the man himself just one day after some court snitch rushed to the media before Breyer was read to make it also came the expected news that President Biden would be nominating a black woman in hopes that she would be confirmed and make history in the process.  "While I've been studying candidates' backgrounds and writings, I've made no decisions except one," Biden stated during a press conference earlier with Breyer.  "The person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience, and integrity, and that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court." [...] [A]nother aspect of the confirmation process Democrats are eager to see play out is how many Republican Senators will go on record opposing a black woman for the nation's highest court.  For instance, Bill Clinton apologist and CNN analyst Joe Lockhart tweeted that he was looking "forward to watching every Republican Senator oppose the first black woman to the Supreme Court" before the midterms.

Biden to Announce Black Female SCOTUS Nominee During Black History Month.  President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring after four decades, and his successor will be a black woman, which he will nominate by the end of February.  "Choosing someone to sit on the Supreme Court I believe is one of them most serious constitutional responsibility a president has.  Our process is going to be rigorous.  I will select a nominee worthy of Justice Breyer's legacy of excellence and decency.  While I've been studying candidates' backgrounds, I've made no decision except one," the president said.  "The person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity, and that person will be the first black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court.  It's long overdue, in my view.  I made that commitment during the campaign for president, and I will keep that commitment," he said.

Virginia Republican Delegate Has Had It With Democrats Saying Every Disagreement Is Racism.  Republican Delegate Nick Freitas of Culpeper commented Wednesday to Virginia Democrats:  "If you're going to question the faith and the intentions of anybody who happens to disagree with you on policy, then you don't get to lecture us on compassion and tolerance or an open debate."  "I'm keeping a running tally of this session, we're not very far into it, and almost every day someone on the other side of the aisle gets up and either subtly, or comes right out and suggests, that if you don't agree with them on policy, well then you're not a Christian, you're a sexist, you're a bigot, you're a racist," he said.  [Video clip]

DeSantis Shocker:  It's Not OK to Hate Whites.  Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing a bill through the Florida legislature to put a stop to the modern pedagogy of making little girls cry because they're white.  The bill, called "Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees Act (WOKE)," prohibits classroom instruction that contradicts these concepts:  "No race is inherently superior to another race"; "An individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, does not bear responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex"; "An individual should not be made to feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race."  The left has been having a sneer-fest over the proposed law, howling that it protects "white people" from feeling "uncomfortable."  SNOWFLAKES! [...] A bill prohibiting the teaching of race hatred will primarily prevent the teaching of white hatred for the simple reason that it's the only race we're allowed to hate.  Not merely allowed to hate, but taught to hate, encouraged to hate, paid to hate.  We're now entering the sixth decade of open, widespread, official discrimination against white people on the basis of their race.  Even the Asians suing Harvard dare not stress the humungous advantage given to blacks and Hispanics.  No, their beef is about white applicants getting preferential treatment over Asians.

The Democrats' Voting Rights Agenda Isn't for Us.  It's for Them.  Like the one plaguing shelves in grocery stores across America, there is a supply shortage of racism in the country — but when it comes to the leaders of the Democratic Party, the demand remains high.  The Democrats seem to think that the rallying cry of racism is essential to galvanizing their most loyal demographic, Black Americans.  And that's how they have been talking about their new voting rights bill, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.  President Biden himself has called opposition to the bill "Jim Crow 2.0." [...] Because here's the ugly truth:  The Democrats' agenda, specifically this new voting rights bill, is not actually about helping us Black voters or even American public.  It's about helping the Democratic Party establish and maintain political power.  It's not about protecting Black voters' right to vote, but about protecting what the Democrats' see as their right to those voters — in exchange for nothing.

Maxine Waters uses race to smear fellow Dems Manchin, Sinema: 'They don't care about blacks'.  In anything but what might be considered a spoiler alert, radical Democrat Maxine Waters claims that U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema "don't care about minorities" because neither Democrat will vote to end the filibuster.  An "always optimistic" U.S. Rep. Waters (D-Calif.) also slammed Republicans, who are supposedly under the spell of Donald Trump, for their opposition to changing the filibuster math, which she argued posed a "difficult time" for Democrats and the country itself.  Democrats would love to end the 60-vote threshold requirement in the upper chamber to enable them to jam through the currently stalled, so-called voting rights legislation, as well as other components of their far-left wishlist.

Biden's a dud man walking.  According to the election calendar, Joe Biden has three years remaining in his term.  According to political reality, his presidency is over, kaput, finished.  It ended last week because of an accumulation of serious wounds, most of them self-inflicted.  The final blow came from a boomerang after the president who campaigned as a decent man and uniter declared his opponents traitors and racists.  Included in that category were Democrats as well as Republicans, leading even members of his own party to concede Biden had gone too far.  The scene was Atlanta where he gave a speech filled with distortions and extremely nasty attacks, as when the president challenged those who refuse to break the Senate filibuster to pass federal election legislation:  "Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace?  Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor?  Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?"  He accused Georgia and other states of aiming to "subvert" elections and said they were acting like "totalitarian states."

Biden's Rhetoric Echoes the Fact That His Presidency Is Unraveling.  Just when you think Uncle Joe Biden can't fall any deeper into his own yogurt, he does.  His so-called 'election takeover' speech is yet another example.  Here's a bit:  "I will not yield, I will not flinch, I will defend the right to vote, our democracy, against all enemies — foreign and, yes, domestic. ... Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace?  Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor?  Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?"  I'd say that's pretty grotesque.  And for a guy who ran as a "unifier" that typifies the uber divisiveness that has characterized Joe Biden's presidency.  If you disagree with me, you're a racist, white supremacist, evil, bad person.  That's what he said.  As usual, Mr. Biden can't even get his facts right.

The Islamists Around New York's Mayor Eric Adams Love Jihad.  Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid believes that Muslims were in America before Columbus and spread their religion to the Indians, and that a California earthquake was Allah's warning to America.  The Imam defended his refusal to celebrate July 4th by comparing the founding of America and Israel to dropping atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Rashid suggested that the Charlie Hebdo terror attack and the ISIS attack on the Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas were "examples of 'chickens coming home to roost'".  The Imam expressed support for a variety of terrorists, including Aafia Siddiqui aka Lady al Qaeda, Al Qaeda medic Rafiq Sabir, and Sami Al-Arian who was tied to Islamic Jihad.  He defended former Iranian President Ahmadinejad's call for destroying Israel and killing millions of Jews as a "sentiment born of the legitimate anger, frustration, and bitterness", and accused Muslims working with the NYPD of being "collaborators" and "house negroes".  The Imam also falsely claimed that Black Friday got its name because "the day after Thanksgiving... slave traders would sell slaves for a discount."

Wokeism Is a Religion Without Grace.  These days we can't go almost anywhere without encountering wokeism.  Entertainment, education, and even shopping aren't immune.  Everywhere we go we are confronted with lectures about race and gender, with messages often aimed at kids.  Wokeness seeks to destroy everything that is great about America and aims to remake this nation in a way that upends capitalism, individual freedom, the family, and Judeo-Christian values.  The woke movement seeks to replace absolute truth with an ever-changing concept of "truth" that changes with the whims and moods of every individual.  We never see someone who is just "a little bit woke."  Wokeness is something one must devote all of oneself to — all or nothing.  It becomes an identity and a lifestyle for the person who commits himself or herself to wokeness, much like a new convert to a religion.  Wokeness itself is a religion.  It replaces God with political and cultural crusades, but unlike our Judeo-Christian heritage, this new religion of wokeness is missing one key thing:  grace.

The Four Horsemen of the Left's Artificial Apocalypse.  [#2] Polling on race relations in the United States was at all-time highs until Barack Obama and Eric Holder taught an entire generation of Americans to hate each other for the moral atrocities of distant ancestors.  We were on our way to being a race-blind society.  Now we are required by governing authorities to view everything through the lens of race.  College admissions, health treatments, social welfare, job hiring, and even movie scripts are all explicitly race-based now — something that not only plainly is unconstitutional, but also was withering to extinction twenty years ago.  Racism is now both encouraged and practiced by the State.  If it seems inexplicable that the U.S. government would actively encourage racial animosity among its citizens, then consider how successful it has been in its "divide and conquer" strategy to keep Americans from uniting together against an increasingly hostile and all-powerful national security Deep State.

Six Basic Concepts Liberals Don't Get.  [#4] Racism cannot be eliminated with racism.  Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a world in which his children "will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."  He gave us the key to eliminate racism — strive for a colorblind society — and we have ignored it.  We've chosen the path of valuing diversity and perpetuating racism instead.  With our "valuing diversity" programs, we are placing value on our differences in lieu of our similarities.  We are making skin color a thing of value.  In such a society, everyone will want his color to be the highest value.  Just like that, we've triggered competition among the races for social standing based on the color of their skin.  This has all led to the victim games, with each tribe competing for most oppressed status.  The title comes with the greatest amount of preferential treatment that society can dole out.  We used the period from the 1940s to the 1960s to desegregate.  Then we got on the "valuing diversity" train in the 1980s, when Lewis Griggs coined the term.  Now we're segregating again.  "Valuing diversity" hasn't corrected racism; it has perpetuated it — and made a lot of its proponents rich along the way.

Race Racket!  Nikole Hannah-Jones Speaks at Colleges for $25,000 a Pop.  Ibram X. Kendi and Robin diAngelo aren't the only ones who can cash in on trashing "white fragility." After filing Freedom of Information Act requests, Corey Walker at Campus Reform reports Nikole Hannah-Jones is making $25,000 a pop to speak at colleges.  Nikole Hannah-Jones spoke at the University of Michigan in January 2020 for a fee of $16,000.  According to the documents from the Lavin agency, Jones participated in a conversation about the 1619 Project with invited students, gave a Keynote address with a Q&A, and had dinner at the Wallace House with a cohort of invited fellows.  A year later, after all the post-George Floyd rioting and tumult, Hannah-Jones commanded even higher speaking fees from universities.  Documents from the APB speakers bureau acquired from Georgia Tech show that Hannah-Jones was paid $25,000 to speak at the 2021 MLK Day Celebration Lecture in January.  For that event, Jones gave a 40-minute moderated conversation followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session.

Race Huckster Ibram X. Kendi Gets Paid $207 Per Minute for University Lecture.  The leading intellectual light behind the Critical Race Theory that has already severely damaged racial harmony in the United States and is corroding American society itself, Ibram X. Kendi, has discovered the fundamental truth of our absurd age: the quickest path to elite status and highly lucrative remuneration is to be oppressed, victimized, and marginalized.  Kendi has mastered the art of parlaying his alleged oppression into big bucks, fawning coverage from the establishment media, and respect and influence in the academic world.  Many others have done this, but none with the breathtaking audacity and extraordinary success of Ibram X. Kendi.

HHS to Force Marxist Equity in Our Healthcare System Using Reimbursements.  Beginning January 1, Medicare doctors can earn increases in their reimbursement rates if they commit to "anti-racism" as the systemic root cause of differences in health outcomes between socially-defined racial groups." [...] Under the new rules from the Department of Health and Human Services, bonuses to doctors who "...create and implement an anti-racism plan" in order to "...reflect changes in medical practice."  They are offering money to doctors to give value statements admitting what they know is not true — that the health system is racist.

Biden Administration Offers Bonuses to Doctors Who Implement 'Anti-Racism Plans'.  The Biden administration will offer bonuses to doctors who "create and implement an anti-racism plan" under new rules from the Department of Health and Human Services, a move meant to update Medicare payments to "reflect changes in medical practice."  Effective Jan. 1, Medicare doctors can boost their reimbursement rates by conducting "a clinic-wide review" of their practice's "commitment to anti-racism."  The plan should cover "value statements" and "clinical practice guidelines," according to HHS, and define race as "a political and social construct, not a physiological one" — a dichotomy many doctors say will discourage genetic testing and worsen racial health disparities.  The "rationale" for the bonus, the new rules read, is that "it is important to acknowledge systemic racism as a root cause for differences in health outcomes between socially-defined racial groups."

'Biden brings CRT to medicine?' HHS to offer bonuses to doctors who create 'anti-racism plans'.  Despite a pandemic, persistent concerns about inflation and empty shelves brought on by a supply chain crisis, the hard-left elements controlling the Biden administration remain fixated on establishing as policy that America is a racist nation — see critical race theory.  Then again, such an effort follows the Democratic Party's well-worn script of first declaring a crisis — in this case, painting America as a racist nation — to then implement radical changes to the system.  Under new Department of Health and Human Services rules, the administration will offer bonuses to doctors who "create and implement an anti-racism plan," according to The Washington Free Beacon.  The move to update Medicare payments reportedly being to "reflect changes in medical practice."

Those Dirty, Racist Electric Vehicles.  When Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg callously remarked recently that Americans would never have to worry about high gasoline prices if they bought electric vehicles, it was a reminder that the ruling class is determined to force the entire nation into EVs.  Which is interesting, because electric vehicles are guilty of transgressions that our progressive superiors have identified as mortal sins. [...] No, the [Washington] Post doesn't claim that EVs are outright racist.  But since Barack Obama arrived on the national scene, no one has ever had to do or say anything racist to be labeled a racist by Democrats, their media team members, shallow celebrities and the usual assortment of demented activists.  All that's been needed to be tagged a racist is holding a point of view that goes against the narrative established by the self-appointed arbiters of race relations.  Or in the case of EVs, a campaign insufficient for living up to the demands of equity, which is a perverted sense of fairness created by race baiters.

Joy Reid Makes Ridiculous Claim That Gun Laws Are Based on White Supremacy.  They're everywhere, they're everywhere!  "They" being "white supremacists," of course.  Not that we didn't already know MSNBC's Joy Reid is without question the most bitterly race-obsessed individual in the "news media" — if not on the planet — but almost literally, every time this race hustler opens her silly mouth to spew even more racially-divisive nonsense, she ups her pathetic game.

Fool's Errand:  Beto O'Rourke chasing down the Texas Latino vote.  Does anything say "out of touch" better than the Democrats running Beto O'Rourke as its prime candidate for governor of Texas?  The hopeless stunt is supposedly all about O'Rourke's appeal to Latino voters.  He has a Spanish nickname.  He speaks Spanish.  What Latino could refuse?  It's incredibly cynical and insulting to Latino voters, whom Texas Democrats consider key to winning back the governorship.  That cynicism was obvious enough in this statement by a Texas Latino GOP observer:  "He uses Beto like he's our Mexican tío, but you're not," he said.  "Just because you put the name out there doesn't mean I'm going to invite you to my house like you're my tío."

Build Back Racism.  In June, I wrote that Republicans need to embrace the culture war and loudly oppose critical race theory.  I said we need to "lean" into the subject and show the organic movement of parents who are concerned about their kids' education that "we have your back."  I said Republicans need to make clear that America should be a colorblind society where individuals are judged by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin.  Glenn Youngkin clearly heeded that advice.  And it's part of what earned him a historic victory in Virginia three weeks ago and why he's governor-elect.  Democrats wholly embraced critical race theory.  Youngkin's opponent, Terry McAuliffe, campaigned with Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, who penned a threatening op-ed for CNN warning parents that "you can't stop" teachers from using concepts borrowed from critical race theory.  It's vital to ask why they did that.  Why would Democrats embrace such a divisive ideology that instructs its adherents to judge individuals based on the color of their skin?  The answer is simple:  Democrats cynically believe they can create a coalition of minority voters by telling them they're victims and "oppressed."

Alan Dershowitz's stark warning:  Justice system becoming infected by critical race theory.  lan Dershowitz, the famed law scholar and appellate lawyer, has a stark warning for judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers:  America's justice system is being corrupted by identity politics and critical race theory.  In an interview with Just the News, Dershowitz deplored the growing trend in recent criminal cases toward political agendas supplanting the neutral consideration of evidence and law that has been the lifeblood of U.S. jurisprudence for more than two centuries.  "It's becoming much more responsive, unfortunately, to critical race theory, basically, everything's about race," Dershowitz told the John Solomon Reports podcast in an interview aired this week.  "Everything's about race or politics.["]

Democrat wants employers to let black workers take day off after Rittenhouse verdict.  We have now reached a point where Democrats are calling for black workers to receive time off work because of the verdict in a case where white people were killed by a white person.  Gregory McKelvey, vice chairman of the Oregon Democrats Black Caucus and host of the podcast Your Neighborhood Black Friends, thinks employers should give black employees "a day or two off" after the Rittenhouse verdict is announced.  This is not wokeness.  This is just stupid.  It's almost insulting to blacks.  "Employers, consider giving your Black employees a day or two off after the Rittenhouse verdict," McKelvey tweeted.  "Regardless of the outcome, it's going to be hard for Black people to work and it isn't fair to expect them to."  In the Rittenhouse trial, the accused is not black.  The victims are not black.  The lawyers are not black.  The judge is not black.

The White Supremacy Hoax.  As the 2022 midterms approach, the Democrats face what may well be an insurmountable obstacle blocking their attempt to retain their thin congressional majorities.  The support they once enjoyed among nonwhite voters is softening.  This phenomenon has been most obvious among Hispanics, but it is also true to a lesser extent among Black voters.  It was the source of considerable comment after the 2020 election, when Trump made unexpected gains with minorities, and the trend was again evident in the recent Virginia elections.  This unnerved the Democrats and their media allies who have reflexively resorted to scare tactics involving white supremacy.  All too typical of this tactic is a recent column published in the Guardian titled, "White supremacists declare war on democracy and walk away unscathed."  Written by Carol Anderson, a professor of African American studies at Emory University, this screed portrays the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as part of a long tradition of white supremacy that begat the American Revolution and has dominated the nation's entire history.  As is often the case among those who perpetuate this perverse view of our past, Anderson has a very tenuous grasp of basic historical facts.

The Democrats' Latest Attack on Virginia's Glenn Youngkin Just Blew Up In Their Faces.  The Democrats are trying to pull a 'blackface' Northam attack on Virginia Gov-elect Glenn Youngkin.  Youngkin, a Republican, handily beat Democrat Terry McAuliffe in this year's gubernatorial election.  Liberals think Youngkin won due to white supremacy because that's the default reason they have when they lose elections they think they're entitled to win.  So, to further that fake narrative, they're truly embarrassing themselves.  They've found a yearbook photo of Glenn Youngkin in a tuxedo.  Yeah, that's the big bombshell.  Oh, sorry — it was his senior prom where other students dressed in "Asian garb." [...] Again, what moron thinks that wearing a tuxedo is worse than wearing blackface for a Michael Jackson dancing competition?  Yeah, outgoing Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam did so.  Oh, and someone is wearing Ku Klux Klan garb in his medical school yearbook photo.  It could be Northam donning that hood, just saying.  But everyone cancel Youngkin for wearing a tuxedo[.]

'Black Trees Matter' — VP Kamala Harris Asks NASA if It Can Track Trees by Race for 'Environmental Justice'.  Vice President Kamala Harris asked NASA if it could use its satellites to track trees "by race" in various neighborhoods as part of "environmental justice" during a recent display on climate change, leading many to ridicule the vice president online and even giving rise to a "Black Trees Matter" hashtag.  Harris, who serves as chair of the National Space Council, visited Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday [11/5/2021] "to see vital climate science work."  As she met with scientists and engineers and received a firsthand look at how the climate is studied by the space program as well as how it provides data concerning planetary changes and their impacts, the vice president declared, "I truly believe space activity is climate action."

Jemele Hill thinks the election of a black woman is white supremacy.  After Republicans trounced Democrats in Virginia Tuesday, Democrats did what they do best: [...] They blamed racism and white supremacy for their own shortcomings.  When they win elections, racism disappears and we're progressing as a nation.  When they lose, it is running rampant everywhere.  So, it was only fitting that the dreadful Jemele Hill would use white supremacy to explain the result, even though Winsome Sears won the election as the commonwealth's first black female lieutenant governor.  Last night, after Glenn Youngkin's victory had become obvious, Hill tweeted : "It's not the messaging, folks.  This country simply loves white supremacy."

Dems Remain Delusional.  One might imagine that Democrats could reflect dispassionately on the results of yesterday's elections, draw appropriate lessons from them, and emerge as more formidable competitors going forward.  You might imagine that, but it won't happen.  Democrats have no capacity for such engagement with reality.  Thus, they tell us that Glenn Youngkin's victory was a triumph of white supremacy.

Why is Al Sharpton batting for Kamala Harris?  It's excruciating to watch the irrelevant strive for publicity by gravitating toward any recording device to make provocative statements.  Reverend Al Sharpton certainly belongs to this group of démodé, publicity-seeking individuals.  He was a pioneer in his field of racial demagoguery, a man who persistently and unhesitatingly played the race card to enrich himself.  Today, the likes of BLM have cornered the market and made him obsolete.  Perhaps in an effort to reclaim relevance, Rev. Al Sharpton detailed his thoughts on Kamala Harris's job responsibilities so far in an exclusive interview for The Root.  As he always does, Sharpton began by taking credit for Biden choosing Kamala as his running mate: [...]

The Left Is Everything They Hate.  Does the Left claim that we are all racist, and born racist, because they themselves are racist?  I am speaking here not of casually offensive remarks, or even a certain governor's blackface costumes:  I mean the deeply held conviction that certain races are inferior, and can succeed (i.e., can "be like us") only with extensive and patronizing assistance.  What conclusion should we draw from statements such as "poor kids are just as bright as white kids" or the suggestion that blacks and Hispanics don't necessarily "know how to get online" (both courtesy of Joe Biden)?  American blacks were gaining in wealth faster than any other demographic when LBJ enacted the Great Society.  Since then, the Left has used minorities as a permanent underclass who are expected to supply votes and menial labor in exchange for handouts on which dependence is encouraged.

Exclusive: Biden officials find racism throughout government, plan ways to promote 'equity'.  President Biden, just hours after taking the oath of office on Jan. 20, ordered all federal agencies to examine their policies and deliver a report within 200 days outlining any "structural racism" they found.  Nine months later, more than two months past Mr. Biden's deadline, the White House won't say how many reports it has received or what information it has found.  But a survey by The Washington Times of a dozen departments and agencies revealed widespread concerns about the government shortchanging people of color, including in farm aid, visits to national parks and the disbursement of unemployment benefits.

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If "the White House won't say how many reports it has received," that means they came up empty.

The 'Spirit-Murdering' CRT Agenda.  It is encouraging to see that at least some of the broader culture's acceptance of CRT is waning, but we can be assured the zeal among CRT's adherents will not wane. [...] The Democrat party's radical left is a soul-crushing autocracy.  Their ideologies do not empower anyone to pursue happiness or to succeed and are not what America's youth need to be taught about our country or how to live and thrive in the greatest nation on earth.  Leftists everywhere demand allegiance and compliance, and dissent cannot be tolerated, because a close examination of their doctrines exposes them as morally bankrupt and utterly insufficient.  It is not racist to say CRT and its activists are wrong. [...] The Left has an unrelenting desire to see every inequity as an injustice and the inherent inequality in life's outcomes among individuals and among people of different races as evidence that the "system" is irredeemably flawed.  Enforcing the rules is not racist, and neither is playing by the rules to succeed and win in life.

'Woke' Democrat Caught Falsely Claiming to Be Hispanic.  A "woke" Florida Democrat has been caught faking her heritage to win votes from Hispanic communities in the race for the Miami Beach City Commission.  Kristen Rosen Gonzalez gave a bizarre response after getting caught falsely claiming to be Hispanic.  Gonzalez often boasts that she's "the most high-profile Hispanic Democrat in the City of Miami Beach."  While speaking about Hispanic communities during a candidate interview with Democratic Party leaders, Gonzalez described herself as "their girl."

House Dem threatens to vote against $3.5T bill unless Black colleges get more money.  President Biden's wavering $3.5 trillion social welfare bill took another hit when Rep. Alma Adams said she's a no vote unless more money goes to historically Black colleges and universities.  Ms. Adams, a North Carolina Democrat and top advocate for HBCUs, said Mr. Biden is shortchanging the Black schools in the massive spending bill.  "I cannot in good conscience vote for legislation that I sincerely believe will not serve its intended purpose," she wrote this week to her Democratic colleagues.  "If this language as written becomes law, it is accurate to say that HBCUs will only successfully compete for pennies on the dollar."

Sharpton gets shouted down by Hispanics at Del Rio, Texas border.  There's no charlatan like an old charlatan.  And in the wake of the migrant surge at the border, out comes race-hustler Rev. Al Sharpton from some blue city back east to Del Rio, Texas, to howl about all the supposed racism of the Border Patrol attempting to do their actual jobs, sending people breaking into the U.S. illegally back across the Rio Grande.  For Sharpton, that wasn't an opportunity to opine about the humanitarian crisis and the failure of the Biden administration to protect local communities, but an opportunity to do the cuckoo clock thing, and race-bait, cynically using the fact that most of the illegal crossers were dark-skinned Haitians as fodder.

Al Sharpton Gets Heckled By Protesters During Del Rio Border Tour.  Protesters heckled Rev. Al Sharpton's press conference during his Thursday visit to Del Rio, Texas, where he called for an investigation into horseback Border Patrol's alleged abuse on Haitian migrants.  Sharpton visited the Del Rio International Bridge, where over 10,500 Haitian migrants have illegally entered and encamped in makeshift shelters in recent days.  Protesters yelled over the reverend and civil rights activist's speech, calling him a "racist" and a "disgrace," footage shows.  "Why are you trying to invoke violence?  Why are you here advocating for violence?  Del Rio is not a racist city.  Del Rio is a loving, caring community.  We don't want your racism in Texas, get out of here," a protester said.  "We don't want your racist nonsense in Del Rio!"

Al Sharpton Attempts To Stir Racism at Del Rio Texas Border Camp, Fails Miserably.  For years the border crisis has been a problem, but it's not until thousands of illegal Haitian migrants hit the border in the past week that Al Sharpton shows up.  Everyone knows that "resist we much" Sharpton is is one-trick pony, using racial grievance as his financial profession.  His effort today [9/23/2021], at the Del Rio border encampment, was met with strong pushback by the local community.

Ted Cruz Asks Richard Blumenthal a Question About Black Voter Participation That Blows up Dem Narrative.  Democrats have created this completely false narrative about election security laws.  Doing things like requiring ID is somehow "racist," even though most of the world requires it for voting and most Americans want it to ensure the safety of the elections.  They created this fiction over the past few months, over laws in states like Texas and Georgia, creating a mania against the Georgia law which prompted Major League Baseball to pull the All Star game from the state.  Crazy Democrats from Texas fled the state to prevent a quorum to stop voting on an election security bill.  Both efforts only served to show how radical the Democrats were on this issue and how out of step with most Americans there are.  But what they're really saying with their objections is that they don't want checks on fraud.  I'll leave that to your great sense as to why Democrats wouldn't want checks on elections to make sure they're secure.  But they've wanted to shift the narrative to characterize the laws as "racist."

Protesters Shout Down Al Sharpton's Press Event at Texas Border Bridge Camp.  The Rev. Al Sharpton toured the makeshift Haitian migrant camp situated under the local international bridge Thursday.  At the conclusion of his visit, Sharpton attempted an impromptu press conference.  His remarks were cut short after protesters shouted him down until choosing to leave the site.  In the video, a visibly frustrated Sharpton can be seen trying to speak to media.  Shouts from the crowd of mainly residents included the phrases "go home," "get out of Texas," and "our Border Patrol are heroes."  Attendees eventually crowded the reverend's entourage as they exchanged words — prompting a quick departure.

When Everything is Racist, Nothing Is.  Did the "diversity" industry not see that this would be the result of their ideology — or did they not care?  We no longer embrace the assimilation of the "melting pot."  We are embracing cultural communities within communities — segregation.  A number of colleges had separate graduation ceremonies this year.  One school system in Atlanta is even segregating classes by race again.  It's not being done by the evil right-wing haters — it's being done by the progressive left.

Democrats Are Bringing Back Segregation.  New York City Commissar Bill de Blasio has thrown down the COVID gauntlet.  He recently mandated that the unvaccinated will not be allowed to eat indoors, go to a gym, or enjoy a live performance.  According to Dr. Drew Pinsky, that means mostly black folks and Latinos will have to stay at home.  Pinsky calls this the modern segregation. [...] Pinksy didn't supply a link to back up his claim that only 28.4% of black people have been vaccinated.  The people who responded to this tweet ranged from virtue-signaling white people to black people who remain indignant about "modern day segregation."

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Blacks may complain about "modern day segregation," but a lot of it is their idea.  Here are a few examples: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [26] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] How many black-only colleges, churches, and civic organizations exist in America today?  Who are the real segregationists in 2021?

How To Argue Leftists Into A Corner.  The furor over Critical Race Theory seems to have died down a bit (perhaps on purpose?), but don't think we have won.  This is likely to continue for quite some time and we know for sure that the leftists will not quit, and neither should we. [...] There recently has been very effective public pushback against Critical Race Theory.  Therefore, I interpret the post's author lamenting the lost ground and resorting to what every leftist does as a result — ad hominem attacks against the opposition's credibility ("Nazi/Fascist/Racist!").  It is an entirely predictable leftist non-answer to opposition on any issue, and an attempt to deflect from addressing the issue on its merits.  Be prepared for it and don't get distracted.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee grandstands as third House Dem to be arrested in DC.  U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) was arrested and led away zip-tied to jail in front of strategically positioned journalists and cameras Thursday during a voting rights protest staged in Washington, D.C.  The 71-year-old congresswoman posted photos of her ordeal to Twitter showing her being escorted by a police officer to an awaiting "paddy wagon."  Lee branded it "good trouble" echoing the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).  "I felt the minimal I could do is have my liberty denied for a period of time and I was willing to get arrested," she declared.  "I will NEVER stop fighting for Voting Rights!"

Texas Democrats Finally Begin to Realize They [Have a Problem].  You'd be forgiven for forgetting they existed, but the fugitive Texas Democrats, who fled their state to stop the passage of a mundane voting integrity bill, are still hanging out in Washington, DC. Where exactly, I'm not sure, but I like to imagine them sleeping on cots and eating ramen noodles every night while they mutter obscenities about Gov. Greg Abbott to each other.  That's when they aren't spreading COVID to everyone, of course.  There was a sighting a few days ago in which some of them appeared with Al Sharpton at the MLK memorial.  You know, because nothing stirs support in Texas like latching onto a notorious, big-city race grifter to push the false notion that voting rights are being eliminated because there are only two weeks of early voting.

Why does Biden team ask thuggish regimes to lecture US on racism?  The Biden administration's racial obsessions have turned into a shameful fetish for national self-flagellation.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken has joined the discordant chorus of those who seem to believe the locus of evil in the modern world is the United States of America.  By requesting the United Nations to investigate and adjudge American racism, Blinken has abased himself and significantly harmed U.S. diplomatic standing.  Instead, he should be inviting international observers to learn from the great and moral example of American freedom and beneficence.

The Leftist Lunacy Called 'White Rage'.  It's difficult to keep track of the Orwellian-style lunacy that's destroying our country. [...] There are too many lies and false flags to list here, but there's one in particular that I find especially perplexing:  white rage.  I've known and interviewed white separatists, klansmen, outlaw bikers, and Christian Identity types.  But I've never met someone who struck me as having "white rage," at least as I'd define it.  I remember the days when the term "black rage" was used to offset accusations of racism against blacks.  The theory was that they couldn't be racist because this country's history of slavery and oppression created a psyche where they lashed back at whites out of frustration and anger, not because of the color of their skin.  As a result, a black career criminal could rape and murder a white girl, but it would never be called a "hate crime."  That was impossible, because blacks were incapable of hating whites based on the color of their skin.  It was a history of oppression that prompted their criminal behavior.  Therefore, they were the actual victims.  Obviously, white rage, whatever it is, is not the equivalent to black rage.  The term "white rage" apparently came into vogue a few years before the current Marxist revolution.

Secretary of State Blinken Invites United Nations to Investigate Racism in the U.S..  Democrats, specifically members of the Biden administration, frequently insult the United States of America by claiming that our country has a problem of systemic racism.  The only thing that could be worse is for them to invite a corrupt, hypocritical body like the United Nations to investigate those claims.  They did just that.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken welcomes UN probe of 'racism' in US.  The United Nations — whose World Health Organization arm was just panned for its probe of the COVID-19 pandemic's origins confined to guidelines set by the Chinese Communist Party — has been formally invited by the Biden administration to investigate "the scourge of racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia" in the US, according to Secretary of State Antony Blinken.  "As the President has repeatedly made clear, great nations such as ours do not hide from our shortcomings; they acknowledge them openly and strive to improve with transparency," said Blinken in a statement released Tuesday.  "It is in this context that the United States intends to issue a formal, standing invitation to all UN experts who report and advise on thematic human rights issues," he continued.  "As a first step, we have reached out to offer an official visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism and the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues."

Texas State Democrats Break Out Into Cringey Rendition of 'We Shall Overcome' to Protest Voting Bill.  The state Democrats who fled Texas to Washington, D.C. in order to avoid voting on an election integrity bill have been unable to make their stunt any less laughable.  From accidentally showing off their rack of Miller Lite on their bus to their charter flights to talking about their "sacrifice" of not doing their jobs, the group of Democratic state congressional members took their hilarity to a new cringe-worthy level during their press conference outside the Capitol building.  After one member finished speaking with the press, the group began to sing, let's just say, an interesting version of "We Shall Overcome."  [Tweet]  Their lackluster performance was predictably mocked on Twitter.  [Another tweet]

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When politicians start singing "We Shall Overcome," it's always done just for the TV cameras, and it's always race-based political pandering.  White politicians don't sing that song unless TV cameras are nearby.

An Affront to the State.  Why is whiteness so reviled today?  It can't be slavery, slavery is still practiced in much of the Middle East, Africa, Asia and if one includes sex slaves and the like, worldwide.  Why is there not a big push to end ALL slavery of every type, instead of focusing on the history of the United States and the white people who founded it?  Because they are racist?  No.  Racism is practiced all over the globe, but America, one of the most diverse populations in the world, that has done the most to abolish it, is the focus of the attack.  In most nations, their racism isn't identified as such, because their populations are nearly 100% of a single race and the few who are not are openly treated differently and denied equality.  Sports figures advocate, promote and profit from some of the most egregious sponsors of racism and slavery on the planet today.  The entertainment industry is no different.  It is not just a curiosity, or an irony, it is the product of communist/fascism that is making its presence known and felt in America to the greatest degree.

Sharpton: We 'Cannot Sit by and Allow Them to Erode Our Voting Rights'.  MSNBC's Al Sharpton on Friday [7/9/2021] warned that the United States is "on the precipice of" eroding the voting rights of minorities.  Sharpton, who was part of a group of civil rights leaders that recently met with President Joe Biden to discuss battling new voting restrictions put in place in some Republican-led states, said on "Morning Joe" that he and other protesters will "turn up the street heat" to fight for voting rights because they "cannot sit by and allow them to erode our voting rights."

Intelligence agency busted for blatant Photoshop job on cover of diversity report.  The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) was roundly mocked on social media Thursday for using an image on the cover of its annual diversity report that was obviously Photoshopped.  The report, subtitled "Hiring and Retention of Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities in the United States Intelligence Community," featured a photo of smiling, diverse office staffers standing in a lobby, flanked by a woman in a wheelchair and a blind man with a seeing-eye dog.  The title of the image on stock photography company Shutterstock is:  "Portrait Of Multi-Cultural Office Staff Standing In Lobby."  But one glaring problem — which was first pointed out by Republican political consultant and podcaster Luke Thompson — is that the woman in the wheelchair and the blind man don't appear in the original stock photo.  They seem to have been Photoshopped into the image used on the ODNI report.

Scapegoats, Boogeymen, and Hobgoblins.  The world may be increasingly baffled by 2021 America, and its sudden scapegoating of "white supremacist" hobgoblins for problems it cannot or will not solve.  Roughly 400 Americans were shot over the past July 4 holiday weekend.  About 150 of them were killed.  The majority, both of the shooters and the victims, were inner-city, African-American males.  The level of violence approaches the bad casualty days of the recent Afghan and Iraq wars.  Meanwhile, during the carnage, progressive black leaders, from Representatives Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) to Cori Bush (D-Mo.), blasted America's foundational holiday and the country at large for its white supremacy and the current supposed lack of freedom for African Americans.

Jason Whitlock:  The KLAN or the CRIPS: Who should we REALLY fear?  On Wednesday's [7/7/2021] episode of "Fearless," contributor Delano Squires joined BlazeTV host Jason Whitlock to expose the Biden administration's misguided thinking on race and to explain why the Klan is not as big a danger to the black community as the Crips and other gangs.  [Video clip]

San Francisco Political Leaders Out of Touch as City Descends Into Lawlessness.  If you don't like the explosion of violent crime, you're a racist.  That's the message sent by a top aide to the San Francisco district attorney to a self-described "Democrat" who had said on Twitter that the jump in crime had made people afraid for their lives and dubious about the city's future.  The Democrat tweeted that "every single one of my friends right now is considering leaving" San Francisco because of the big increase in crime, adding:  "My friends are scared for their children, and their husbands are scared for their wives."  Kate Chatfield, a senior director for San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, responded from a now-locked Twitter account: "'Husbands are scared for their wives' — your reminder that the 'crime surge' crowd shares the same ideology as The Birth of a Nation."

No Forgiveness for 1492.  Canada is currently undergoing the same orgy of antiwhite fear and loathing as the United States, although, due to the lack of blacks in Canadian history, it's rationalized as justified by white mistreatment of Amerindians in the past.  Ten churches in Alberta were set on fire on Canada Day, July 1, as part of a national nervous breakdown over "unmarked graves" at disused residential schools for Indian students.  While in the U.S. the problems of American Indians in the 21st century have largely been ignored because extroverted blacks vacuum up most of the attention, the Great Awokening in Canada focused upon "First Nations" as its sacralized victims.  Public meetings in Canada now begin with ritual incantations that "We acknowledge that we are situated on traditional land of the [insert name here] people."  This doesn't mean that white Canadians actually intend to give their property back to the First Nations.  But it will be interesting to see how they react once it is clear that this symbolism hasn't reduced the natives' alcoholism and anomie.

Squad member Cori Bush sparks outrage by saying she won't celebrate Independence Day because 'this land is stolen and black people still aren't free'.  Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush sparked controversy on Sunday with a tweet in which she said Independence Day was only a holiday for white people.  'When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this:  the freedom they're referring to is for white people,' she wrote. 'This land is stolen land and Black people still aren't free.'  Bush, who was first elected to the House of Representatives in November, has been widely viewed as the newest member of the so-called 'Squad' of congresswomen known for being outspoken on their left-wing views, and she is no stranger to controversy.

Squad member says Fourth of July is about freedom 'for white people'.  Democratic Rep. Cori Bush disputed the Fourth of July's message of independence on Sunday, saying the holiday only represents freedom "for white people."  "When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this:  the freedom they're referring to is for white people," Bush, a member of the left-wing "Squad," wrote on Twitter amid celebrations of the 245th Independence Day.  "This land is stolen land and Black people still aren't free."  "We know what our own freedom looks like," Bush wrote hours later in a follow-up tweet.  "End the slavery permitted under the 13th amendment.  End the War on Drugs.  End police violence.  End health care, housing, and education apartheid.  WE are the experts on our own liberation.  And we won't stop until it's won."

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The blacks want a separate Independence Day, a separate national anthem, trillions of dollars in reparations for slavery, no consequences for black crime, anti-white racism in public schools, anti-white discrimination, and centuries of "affirmative action" programs.  They stoke race-based resentment wherever possible, trying to permanently divide the country.

Maxine Waters Criticizes Declaration of Independence on Fourth of July.  House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) criticized the Declaration of Independence in a tweet on July 4th, suggesting it is a racist document because it was written almost 250 years ago, when there was slavery in the United States.

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Using this reasoning, one could claim that any document or book written in North America in the 18th century is racist.  Are the Federalist Papers racist?  There was plenty of slavery in the Middle East when the Bible was written.  Does that mean the Bible is racist?

The Fifty-Year War on America's Soul.  When ordinary Americans are bullied into reciting that the George Floyds, the Michael Browns, the Trayvon Martins of the world are helpless innocents and victims of "police brutality" and that statues should be built in their honor, they mumble under their breath:  "Come ON.  I know a fatherless drugged-out habitual criminal twerp when I see one."  Nobody except pre-Boomers like President Biden says "C'mon Man" anymore.  And you better not let the HR folks at work hear your "Come ON" mutterings.  Things have gotten much more serious in our 21st century culture.  That's because the suffering of oppressed peoples did not end with the Great Society nor with the Civil Rights Act nor with the Voting Rights Act nor with Affirmative Action nor with Diversity and Inclusion.  Every nice liberal lady knows that.  So, there is only one recourse.  We must proceed to Critical Race Theory in the schools and shame little children into lifelong guilt.

Weimar Turmoil and Racial Incitement.  [Scroll down]  In its role as amplifier of grievance, our shamelessly politicized media can be relied upon to continue parading before the public that hallowed list of names said to belong to martyrs of systemic police racism — names one cannot fail to notice are made up almost entirely of politically unaffiliated thugs posthumously recruited into a political cause to which they had no connection in life.  These morbid commemorations remind us of the worshipful treatment of the putatively heroic martyrs of the National Socialist movement on the occasion of their deaths.  Taken as episodes of political theater, these funerary performances aren't so much intended to honor the dead or comfort their families as to indict the hated enemy and incite resistance to it, an aim Goebbels would certainly recognize; he understood the value of clarity, and he well knew that the world is so much less confusing when viewed through the lens of hateful oversimplifications.  And so these names have been (and no doubt will continue to be) invoked to justify, even sanctify, episodes of rioting and widespread political violence.  Criminality, then, in all its spontaneous ugliness, is conflated with legitimate political protest.

Josh Hawley Takes On CRT in a Fight for the Nation's 'Soul'.  The veep's trip down Pennsylvania Avenue was unscheduled but necessary.  [Kamala] Harris had to travel to the Senate last Tuesday to rescue the nomination of Kiran Arjandas Ahuja, President Biden's pick to head the Office of Personnel Management.  It was Hawley, in large part, who had convinced his Republican colleagues to oppose the nomination.  Until Harris' motorcade rolled to a stop, the Senate was split 50-50.  She cast the deciding vote.  The dust-up over the OPM nominee was the latest skirmish in the larger ideological battle over the soul of the nation.  Progressives who espouse critical race theory argue that white people should own up to the benefits afforded to them by the systemic racism woven into the fabric of this country's past and present.

Biden Executive Order Mandates Divisive, Unscientific Race 'Training' At Every Level Of The Federal Government.  President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Friday [6/25/2021] that ensures that every part of the federal government will conduct race-conscious diversity training and engage in race-conscious hiring.  The executive order "establishes an ambitious, whole-of-government initiative that will take a systematic approach to embedding DEIA [diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility] in Federal hiring and employment practices," according to a White House fact sheet.  In practice, it will ensure that federal agencies employ tenets associated with Critical Race Theory (CRT) within their hiring practices and day-to-day activities.

George Floyd, Daunte Wright and Jacob Blake are not Worthy of Celebration.  Racism has always been the DNA of the Democrat party.  America has a deep and colored history of racism.  Once it was an everyday experience, now it is a fleeting memory except for the folk who do not want to see it abrogated.  It is essential to these cats that George Floyd, a man with a vicious criminal history is a saint.  Never mind he had been involved in and convicted for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, criminal trespassing and entering a woman's home and pointing a gun at her stomach while she was pregnant.  Not to mention he robbed a pregnant woman in her home and pistol whipped her.  Yet he is worshiped, and Heaven Sutton is memory holed.  Then there is Winston Smith.  According to Minnesota court records, Smith had a lengthy criminal history.  In 2017, he was convicted of aggravated robbery in the first degree.  Also, we can add Daunte Wright.  The 20-year-old who was shot and killed earlier this year had previously been charged with first-degree aggravated robbery in which he demanded a woman give him money while pointing the gun at her and choking her when she didn't.  It is sad that these people died.  But the lesson is that one reaps what [they] sow.  George Floyd, Daunte Wright and Jacob Blake should not have died the way they did.  But they brought it upon themselves.  They should not warrant protest and they [surely] do not warrant celebration.

Chicago's Lake Shore Drive renamed for Jean Baptiste Point DuSable.  Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Lake Shore Drive it is.  Or rather, will soon be.  Two years after a South Side alderman introduced an ordinance to rebrand the landmark Chicago Lake Shore Drive to honor DuSable because he was upset he didn't hear the Black founder of Chicago mentioned during a river boat tour, the City Council on Friday [6/25/2021] ended months of racially charged debate by adopting a compromise to make it so.

Critical Race Theory and Other Leftist Values Purposefully Cause Destruction.  Television news programming has severe time limitations, so this segment just barely scratches the surface of what's bubbling beneath the modern race-baiting culture.  But Will Cain is onto something important here that is worth examining further, especially as it pertains to what logically follows the left's daily identity politics and racism blitz.  Eventually, people are going to tire of being labeled a racist and will fight back.  At that point, the left, after years of hollow finger-pointing and baseless accusations, will finally, gleefully, claim that they've been correct all along.  And that's the point of all this racial posturing — critical theories, white guilt, revisionist history — it's all meant to either encourage shame or drive well-meaning Americans to the point of rage.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Says Opposition to Critical Race Theory Is 'Rooted in Racism'.  Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Thursday that opposition to critical race theory is "rooted in racism."  "Opposition to critical race theory is obviously rooted in racism and has just become the newest dog whistle for racists," the Michigan Democrat tweeted Thursday, referring to a video in which Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark A. Milley defended critical race theory to the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday [6/23/2021].  Critical race theory holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet it teaches people to view every social interaction and person in terms of race.  Its adherents pursue "anti-racism" through the end of merit, objective truth, and the adoption of race-based policies.

Chairman Milley Degrades, Divides and Politicizes the Military.  General Milley of the Joint Chiefs of Staff turned in a performance that was part gaslighting and part humiliating theater.  It's hard to imagine how his part in the hearing could have gone any worse than defending the imposition of critical race theory by arguing, "I've read Mao Zedong.  I've read Karl Marx.  I've read Lenin.  That doesn't make me a communist."  The military does not, as of yet, conduct Communist indoctrination sessions. [...] At the rate we're going it may only be a matter of time.  Learning from the enemy is very different than becoming the enemy.  Indoctrinating personnel with critical race theory is not studying the enemy.  It's trying to convince our men and women that America is the enemy. [...] Does rage have a color?  And is diving America around such cheap race-baiting tactics strengthening or weakening the military?  Milley knows the answer, but he also knows, like so many other figures in this career space, that he has to parrot the party line if he wants to have a future.  And national security is a small price to pay for his career.

CRT says MAGA is racist
Leaked Documents from Iowa School System show Teachers are FORCED to classify [MAGA] as a type of "racism" & "white supremacy".  [Thread reader]  This is done through MANDATORY Critical Race Theory training FORCED on teachers at taxpayer expense.  Trump won Iowa by +9 points[.]  Teachers of Iowa are being INSTRUCTED to classify the vast majority of Iowan children as Racist & White Supremacist.  Iowa is Trump country.  Trump carried 94 out of 99 Iowa counties in 2020.  The Republican Governor endorsed Trump.  The Iowa Senate/House is solid Republican.  This is a ROCK SOLID, REAL WORLD application of Critical Race Theory being used as a *political* weapon to target Republicans.  This is NOT education.  It is naked political vengeance using the state education system and our children's educators.


Blinken uses our embassies as leftist political billboards.  There are those in America undoubtedly pleased with her leftward tilt — one masterminded from within our republic — with some voluntarily driven by our own government.  Take Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken's decision to fly the Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag at U.S. embassies around the world upon the first anniversary of George Floyd's death.  Floyd was the black suspect who unfortunately died at the hands of white police officer Derek Chauvin while resisting arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020.  Chauvin had knelt on Floyd for nine minutes and 29 seconds, contributing to Floyd's demise — although it was undoubtedly further enhanced by Floyd having just swallowed a lethal dose of fentanyl.  His death triggered riots across the country under the BLM banner.  Of little interest to the media and rioting mobs was Floyd's violent criminal history.  Thus, Blinken's decision to fly the BLM flag at our embassies gives hero status to a man whose only contribution to life was his death — one for which liberal activists have awarded him martyrdom.

Here's Why it was So Important for Democrats to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday.  When the Civil War ended, and after Republican President Abraham Lincoln liberated the slaves, Democrats initiated Jim Crow laws to punish blacks.  Democrats discriminated against blacks.  In fact, the KKK, was founded as the the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party.  The Ku Klux Klan assassinated many Republicans including Republican Representative James M. Hinds (December 5, 1833 - October 22, 1868) of Little Rock.  Hinds represented Arkansas in the United States Congress from June 24, 1868 through October 22, 1868 before his death. [...] On April 20, 1871 the Republicans passed the anti-Ku Klux Klan Act outlawing Democratic terrorist groups.  The last KKK official to serve in Washington DC was former Senator Robert Byrd, a KKK kleagle.  Byrd was a top Democrat and friend of Joe Biden.  In fact, throughout the Civil Rights era of the 19th and 20th century Democrats fought against freedom and rights for the black man.  The only blip of positive news during the 19th Century for Democrats was the long-forgotten Juneteenth celebration. [...] This is the only bright spot for Democrats today in the entire history of civil rights in the 19th and most of the 20th centuries.  Hence, they made it a national holiday.  They had to.

Appeasement only leads to more and greater demands.
Squad member Cori Bush now calls for reparations and 'black liberation' after House votes to make Juneteenth a 'National Independence Day' federal holiday.  Squad member, Rep. Cori Bush said on Wednesday night [6/16/2021] that black Americans now need reparations and 'liberation' after the House approved a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday known as 'National Independence Day'.  President Biden is set to sign the bill at an event with Kamala Harris on Thursday afternoon after it passed through Congress, with 14 Republican members voting against and saying it conflicted with July 4.  'It's Juneteenth AND reparations.  It's Juneteenth AND end police violence + the War on Drugs.  It's Juneteenth AND end housing + education apartheid.  It's Juneteenth AND teach the truth about white supremacy in our country,' she wrote in a tweet Wednesday night.  'Black liberation in its totality must be prioritized,' the Missouri Democrat encouraged.

Juneteenth bill passes House, set to become 11th federal holiday.  A bill to make Juneteenth Independence Day a federal holiday passed the House on Wednesday [6/16/2021] and will head to President Joe Biden's desk for his signature.  The bill would make June 19 the 11th federal legal public holiday.  Also known as Emancipation Day or Jubilee Day, Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States marked by Major General Gordon Granger arriving in Galveston Bay, Texas, with 2,000 Union troops to issue an order on June 19, 1865, that said "all slaves are free" under the Emancipation Proclamation.  President Abraham Lincoln issued the proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, to go into effect on Jan. 1, 1863.  However, hundreds of thousands of black people in areas under Confederate control remained enslaved throughout the Civil War.

Take Your Fictitious Systemic Racism and White Privilege and Shove It.  Over the past fifty years the Marxist-inspired American Left has been hellbent on trying to convince the citizenry that the United States is and always has been a malevolent nation due to "systemic racism" and "white privilege." [...] Therefore, the current white population must openly confess their collective guilt and seek forgiveness.  Additionally, and in light of this demonic legacy, every American of any race should be mortified to be a citizen of such vile irredeemable country and its historic roots in Judeo-Christian dogma.  Not coincidentally, this same American Left, or as Mark Levin more accurately labels them, American Marxists, have declared that there is a path toward national redemption and a mechanism to forever erase the stain of "white privilege" and "systemic racism."  It is for the American Marxists (almost entirely populated by members of the white race) to assume the reins of power in perpetuity and transform the nation into a one-party secular socialist paradise.

Keywords:  slush fund, redirection, bottomless pit, squander.
Mayor Frey will use $28 million in pandemic relief money for housing in Minneapolis.  Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey wants to use $28 million of American Rescue Plan money for affordable housing, including rental assistance to low-income tenants, pathways out of homelessness and new homeownership opportunities, particularly for Black and Indigenous people and people of color.  At a news conference at the Elliot Twins public housing complex Thursday, Frey said his plan will help keep people in their homes as the city anticipates a wave of evictions after a statewide ban is lifted.  The federal government is expected to end its eviction moratorium on June 30.  "There is a looming eviction moratorium that will be lifted," Frey said.  "People are struggling to make ends meet, and we want to make sure that those who are struggling most are provided the assistance first."

Why Obama's So Defensive of Critical Race Theory.  [Scroll down]  For fifty years Obama and people like him have been scamming the system.  Critical Race Theory is a codification of that scam.  To justify the unearned benefits that come with being black or half-black, the "theorists" have to pretend that the continuing risks of being black justify the rewards.  This results in an increased demand for evidence of racism amid a dwindling supply.  In the absence of real racism, the theorists have had to imagine it or to re-create it à la Jussie Smollett and a thousand other hoaxers across the fruited plain.  With mandatory CRT imposed in schools and other institutions, the CRT "trainers" are able to demand that whites imagine a racist America along with them.  Those who refuse this nonsense, who refuse to live their lives in the requisite shame and guilt, further justify CRT by their seeming embrace of white supremacy, the new and even more ludicrous label now applied even to unyielding African-Americans.  Sorry, Barry, but CRT is a threat to our Republic.

Biden tells US graduate class of 2021 that systemic racism is one of 'the greatest crises of our time' and compares it to the Vietnam War.  President Joe Biden told new graduates that systemic racism is one of the 'greatest crises of our time' and said it was an 'inflection point' similar to the Vietnam War.  Biden's brief video message to graduates was released by the White House under his @POTUS address as the coronavirus pandemic has put a dent in commencement ceremonies.  Comparing today's students to those who graduated during the era of the civil rights and anti-war protest movements, Biden encouraged them to seize the moment to tackle climate change and systemic racism which he described as one of 'the great crises of our time'.

America First Legal Scores Victory, Biden Administration Cancels Race-Based COVID Relief Fund.  Stephen Miller organized the America-First Legal group to challenge unconstitutional rules and laws initiated by Democrats in congress and the JoeBama administration.  Yesterday [6/4/2021] they scored a major victory after the DOJ told a federal court it would drop the race-based rules for COVID relief funding.

Crazed Squad Member Rashida Tlaib Gets Heated After Questioning Bank Execs On 'Environmental Racism'.  Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan's 13th congressional district, is a close political ally of socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who constantly pushes for a massive multi-trillion 'Green New Deal.'  Tlaib's bank questioning appears to be a precursor to introducing regulation to micromanage which companies get loans.  "Are you familiar with the term environmental racism?" Tlaib went around asking different bank executives from Chase Bank, Citigroup, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Well Fargo.  The Michigan representative became frustrated after she learned that most of the executives did not know what environmental racism was or very familiar with it.

Biden's divisive and false Tulsa speech.  The 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, in which black residents were murdered in bloody riots, was an opportunity for Joe Biden to be the uniter he promised to be.  Instead the president gave a speech with more partisan ire than lofty ideas; more condemnation of America than belief in it.  The horror of Tulsa, where at least 39 died and likely many more as whites burned down "Black Wall Street," is a too-often forgotten dark chapter of our history, and it's right to highlight it.  But Biden suggested that the nation hasn't come very far in the past century, and diminished the tragedy by pretending today's voting laws are somehow equivalent.  He accused Republicans seeking to secure election integrity of being "simply un-American," and engaging in a "tireless assault on the right to vote," an "unprecedented assault on our democracy."

Biden Administration's Blatant Institutional Racism Gets Rebuke From Sixth Circuit.  Last week, while the press drooled over the president's ice cream selection, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Vitolo v. Guzman declared unconstitutional the Biden administration's race-based approach to distributing COVID-relief funds.  While Vitolo only addressed the race- and sex-based reverse discrimination in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the precedent could prove fatal to many other federal and state statutes, regulations, or practices, leaving the Biden administration with a difficult choice:  accept defeat in Vitolo and risk a domino effect, or appeal and face an even more unpalatable decision from a newly comprised Supreme Court.  In passing the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), Congress created a $28.6 billion fund for grants to restaurants impacted by the "uncertainty of current economic conditions."  But rather than provide Americans access to these funds equally, Congress expressly mandated race- and sex-based discrimination in doling out the money.

Breaking: 6th Circuit Issues Stinging Rejection of Biden's Race-Based 'American Rescue Plan'.  The Biden administration has sought to racialize the COVID-19 pandemic response, including a restaurant aid program within the American Rescue Plan.  A judge just ruled that isn't going to fly.  The ruling comes by way of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Antonio Vittolo vs. Isabella Casillas Guzman.  Guzman's lawsuit argued that white men are being 'pushed to the back of the line' for aid in the coronavirus relief program.  The lawsuit was directed at U.S. Small Business Association Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman by Antonio Vitolo, who is the owner of Jake's Bar and Grill in Harriman, Tennessee.  A majority 2-1 decision found that Biden's race-based litmus test for aid is not legal.  "This case is about whether the government can allocate limited coronavirus relief funds based on the race and sex of the applicants," Judge Thapar ruled.  "We hold that it cannot."

Biden's overtly anti-white COVID rescue plan won't survive in court.  Team Biden is poised to hand out billions of dollars to what it misleadingly labels "socially disadvantaged" farmers, restaurateurs and other business owners hurt by the lockdowns.  The money will start flowing to them in early June — provided they don't have white skin.  Biden's American Rescue Plan defines "socially disadvantaged" based on skin color and ancestry, not the hardships faced by an individual.  Blacks, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics and Pacific Islanders are included.  One group is excluded:  whites.  Fortunately, the new law's anti-white provisions are facing a challenge in court, and the challengers are likely to win.  The US Constitution forbids discrimination based on race — period.

Five reasons not to be optimistic about America's future.  [Scroll down]  This time it is white Americans who are being marginalized.  Thanks to the adoption of critical race theory in our schools, children are being brainwashed to believe that that all blacks are oppressed and all whites are oppressors.  White kids are taught that they should be ashamed of their race.  In other words, we have regressed to a point where people once again are being judged by the color of their skin.  All "white" values are being attacked, including meritocracy, the work ethic, and even mathematics — which has been labeled racist.  The latest symptom of this sickness is the statement by Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago that she will not grant interviews to white reporters.  Can America survive this insanity?  The Left's drive for "equity" means that equality of opportunity is no longer good enough.  Instead, the goal is equality of outcome, which can never be accomplished without control by a coercive centralized authority.

Amazon Agitprop and American Ambivalence.  [Scroll down]  Trump supporters — whether public officials or private citizens — are often belittled and parodied as dog-whistling racists despite President Trump gaining more votes than any incumbent running for re-election and the highest share of nonwhite votes for any Republican since 1960. Much like the caricatures in Borat's films, it quashes any attempt at reaching consensus by delegitimizing unwanted beliefs.  Moreover, it elevates the seedier side of journalism by never letting the facts stand in the way of a good story.  A cringeworthy example comes from Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot.  She offered an official declaration that she will not grant one-on-one interviews to white journalists.  Were the roles reversed, it would be national news.  As it is, one must frequent conservative news outlets to even learn of the story.  Like the multitude of Cohen's references via Borat, patriotic Americans mocked as racists are, in fact, being treated with racism.

'Equity' is just racial discrimination by another name.  Since entering the White House, Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats have talked incessantly about racial 'equity'.  On his first day in office, in fact, Biden signed an Executive Order on 'Advancing Racial Equity'.  For those not paying close attention, it is possible to think that this notion of equity is synonymous with equality.  But it is becoming clearer by the day that equity means the opposite of equal treatment and opportunity — it's a new form of racial discrimination.

Democrat Left's Critical Race Theory Preaches Black Failure.  Black Lives Matter, the "diversity" police, and other "systemic racism"-mongers relentlessly claim that white privilege and white supremacy blockade black success.  Blacks think, "Yes, we can."  The Democrat left replies:  "No, you can't."  Last June, Seattle staged something called Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness.  This segregated brainwashing program for white municipal workers accused them of rendering people of color "unable to imagine a way forward that comes from a place of humanity and empowerment."  So, blacks are paralyzed victims, as helpless as butterflies ensnared in a tarantula's web of white racism.  This frightful fantasy is concocted to leave blacks cold and scared — all the better to swaddle them in the warm, loving arms of the left.

This is the Kind of News That Would Drive the MSM Into a Frenzy for 24-48 Hrs During Last Administration.  A federal judge in Texas last week blocked the Biden administration race obsessed SJW appointees from prioritizing grants in a COVID restaurant relief program by race or gender.  At issue is the fact the Biden Small Business Administration is prioritizing restaurants that are owned and controlled by women, veterans, and people THEY deem as "socially and economically disadvantaged."  The policy actively excludes entire classes of Americans not mentioned in the "priority" group (White Folks and Asians) who are also suffering significant financial losses caused by the pandemic.  In the plaintiff's suit, [...] it is stated:  "The Small Business Administration lurches America dangerously backward, reversing the clock on American progress, and violating our most sacred and revered principles by actively and invidiously discriminating against American citizens solely based upon their race and sex.  This is illegal, it is unconstitutional, it is wrong, and it must stop."

President Biden to host George Floyd's family at White House.  President Joe Biden will host George Floyd's family at the White House Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of his death at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer, White House officials confirmed Friday evening [5/21/2021].  Earlier in the day, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the president would mark the anniversary of Floyd's death, but offered no further details on his plans. [...] [Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek] Chauvin was convicted last month on multiple charges stemming from Floyd's death.

The Editor says...
If Mr. Chauvin gets a new trial, based on jury misconduct (or anything else), wouldn't Mr. Biden's grandstanding jeopardize the fairness of that trial?

Illegal immigration:  A masterstroke in race-baiting.  Our country is being fiercely attacked from within by the Marxist mob movement.  There are several areas of our society it is assaulting to overthrow our constitutional government.  The Democrats in Congress are strongly promoting an open border policy.  They understand that large influxes of illegal aliens could greatly affect the voting outcome of elections.  It also would provide for slave labor for companies, while at the same time lowering the standard of living for the American worker.  The catastrophe at our southwest border with the illegal invasion is immediately eliminating our sovereignty as a nation.  We cannot be a free and independent country without enforceable borders.  The Marxists from the White House to the halls of Congress care nothing about what this is doing to our country.  The only thing they are concerned about is obtaining their communist goals at the expense of our nation.

PA Governor Sends Notice To All State Employees Suggesting Cops Are Racist Killers.  The Pennsylvania state troopers' union has demanded an apology from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf for perpetuating the false narrative that law enforcement officers are racist murderers.  Wolf included his anti-police views in a letter he issued to all state employees regarding the Juneteenth state holiday on June 19, WHTM reported.  The governor told state workers they would be getting the day off on June 18 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday, which falls on a Saturday this year, WHTM reported.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki defends teaching about systemic racism at American colleges and universities.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended American colleges and universities teaching theories of systemic racism as 'responsible' on Thursday as she denied allegations that it amounted to 'liberal indoctrination.'  The issue has become one of the frontline skirmishes in the country's culture wars in the wake of last year's Black Lives Matter protests.  Conservatives allege that students are being taught a warped version of American history that claims the impact of slavery remains present throughout society.

Six Insane and Idiotic Positions by Democrats, and How Republicans Should Respond.  Race is the preeminent issue of the political left.  Critical Race Theory, the 1619 Project, H.R. 1, woke corporate trainings, media coverage, and a host of other social justice agendas have been forceful and intentionally inserted into the daily lives and activities of nearly all Americans.  Kids are exposed to the harmful lies as soon as they enter the education system.  The irony in all of their efforts is that while they proclaim whiteness as being the pinnacle of power, there is absolutely no power in speaking up or speaking out on behalf of whiteness.  White pride?  Racist and supremacist.  Black pride?  Beautiful.  White men asking for merit to be the order of the day?  Racist and supremacist.  Blacks asking for affirmative action and other governmental preferences?  Necessary.  Hell, women-abusing, drug-using, prison-serving black losers are revered in society for simply having the audacity to resist lawful arrests.  But the claim goes that white privilege is everywhere.

Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C. to become permanent art installation:  Mayor Bowser.  Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House in Washington will soon became a permanent art installation, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser stated this week, nearly a year since it first came to fruition.  Ms. Bowser, a Democrat, told The Washington Post on Thursday [5/6/2021] that efforts are underway to enhance the two-block stretch of 16th Street NW that she designated as Black Lives Matter Plaza last June.  "In fact, right now we're undergoing a process to make the installation more permanent with lighting and landscaping and all the things that you expect in an iconic art installation," said Ms. Bowser.

The Left's Systemic Exploitation of Race.  Democrats and the left bring up race every five minutes to demonize Republicans and profit politically.  It is nothing more than a raw power grab.  Indeed, if you want to talk about shameful behavior on race, look no further than the liberal politicians and the media who smear half the country as racists daily because of their views on economic, political and cultural issues.  If you champion American sovereignty, advocate border control, support the indispensability of law enforcement, promote our free market economy and cherish America's founding principles — and if your skin happens to be white (unless you're a progressive) — you are presumptively racist.

Chicago's Feel Good Hypocrisy:  Renaming Lake Shore Drive.  Have you heard?  Chicago is set to rename its legendary Lake Shore Drive to DuSable Drive, in honor of Jean Baptiste Point duSable.  DuSable, an African American, is credited with being Chicago's first permanent settler.  The move, of course, reflects feel good, do-nothing hypocrisy at its worst.  For starters, DuSable no more "founded" Chicago than Christopher Columbus "discovered" America.  In both cases Native Americans were here long before.  In fact, "Chicago" is an Indian word that means — I kid you not — stinky onion.  Also, neither DuSable nor Columbus stuck around after their "discoveries."  In DuSable's case, he eventually high-tailed it for Missouri.

Biden's restaurant rescue plan blatantly discriminates against White males.  White males go to the back of the line in applying for funds to rescue their bars, restaurants and other venues eligible for federal relief for the impact of the coronavirus lockdown.  This violates the equal protection under the law requirements of the United States Constitution, but is nonetheless ongoing right now. [...] This ought to, and probably will be, challenged in court.  But unless the plaintiffs are able to find a judge willing to issue a restraining order, their businesses may well fold and vanish before the case is finally adjudicated.  And if victory is obtained, what then?  The advantaged-disadvantaged minority owners who got preference will not be forced to pay back their funds.  The White males who lost their businesses will not be able to keep them alive — too late for that.  So, what is the goal of Biden's plan?

Kansas Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto.  Kansas' legislature has just overridden its governor's veto and put into law a set of election reforms similar to those that just weeks ago Joe Biden declared were "Jim Crow on steroids."  Biden would know these laws are nothing like Jim Crow, if he still had all his mental faculties, because he was around for Jim Crow.  Biden happily cavorted with segregationist Democrats when it suited him.  And Jim Crow was a Democrat policy.  Biden called slammed Georgia a month ago, and Coke, MLB, American, and Delta Airlines duly lined up with Biden and his shrill supporters — many of whom, like Stacey Abrams, can't actually win elections.  Their power is mostly on social media and as any real PR pro will tell you, much of what you see on social media isn't real.  MLB moved the All-Star Game from majority black Atlanta to very white Denver in the name of social justice, or something.  Following Biden is a fool's game and has been for going on 50 years.  He's the guy who would have left Osama bin Laden alive 10 years ago if it had been up to him.

The Democrats in the Era of Joe Crow.  The Democratic Party has always been a racist party.  Any interested person who has studied the internal workings of this duplicitous faction is aware of its racist history, its elitist framework, its systemic arrogance, hypocrisy, and intellectual dishonesty — and, more disturbingly, of its brightly lit scaffold of democratic pretensions. [...] Democrats have always reveled in their abiding fantasy of owning and controlling entire populations of voters.  There is a terrible motive in that urge to create properties of men and women, to use them without justice in a massive vote-farming scheme; but Democratic strategists have lately rediscovered a political advantage in dividing the families of mankind against one another according to the color of their skin — of targeting and separating them into racial or ethnic groups, of stirring hatred into their spirit, of buying them with promises, of feeding them with propaganda, and selling them into dependency to progressive overlords.  It is called "identity politics," and of all the evils that partisan interests have devised for usurpation and the ends of power, this pure invention of tortured reasoning is the most dehumanizing, egregious, and corrupt.

Barack Obama, Race, and Revolution.  For nearly 50 years, until 2009, the United States experienced enormous progress in race relations.  Thanks to the efforts of individual citizens in their communities and not the nation's ruling elites and patronizing liberals, this country was well on its way to racial healing.  In 2008 only 18% of all Americans were greatly concerned or worried about the state of race relations in the country.  By 2017 that number had skyrocketed to 45%.  Further, in 2008 66% of Americans thought race relations were good; by 2016, 63% thought race relation were bad.  The common denominator in this freefall and primary instigator of the current societal chaos and national uncertainty:  Barack Obama.  As President and a man of African descent, Barack Obama was in a position to permanently mend fences and end the exploitation of racial politics bubbling beneath the surface. [...] However, true to his Marxist upbringing and indoctrination in Critical Race Theory, he created and exploited racial tension for political objectives and monetary gain for him and his fellow travelers.  Barack Obama and virtually all of his black and white collaborators on the left view the African American population as both useful pawns in their insatiable quest for self-aggrandizement, financial benefit and political power, as well as helpless minions to be paraded about and bought off whenever convenient to the overriding political, societal or self-serving cause.

Biden's First Hundred Days:  A Failing Report Card.  Biden has taken the poison of identity politics to an extreme.  Almost every presidential appointment has been made based on the appointee's race, ethnicity, sex, or sexuality, not the appointee's being the most highly qualified for the position.  He has reinstated the Critical Race Theory inspired, and thus racist, ideological training in the federal government.  (CRT divides humanity into oppressor races and oppressed races and revives the wicked ancient notion of blood guilt.)  He signed a law that gives loan forgiveness to Black farmers but not White farmers.  Biden has abetted the vicious lie that there is an epidemic of police violence against Blacks, leading most Blacks and many Whites to believe that Blacks are more likely to die at the hands of the police than in automobile accidents, whereas the facts show that the latter is ten times more likely than the former, and that police killings are statistically quite rare and show no racial skew.  And Biden continues publicly to indict the U.S. as plagued by systemic racism and White supremacy, despite offering no bill of particulars to back up that indictment (because there are no such particulars).

Growing number of black leaders embrace voter ID, reject Biden's Jim Crow claims.  Mark Robinson knows a thing or two about the political appeal of voter ID.  After all, he became North Carolina's first ever African-American lieutenant governor last November running as a Republican who vowed to restore voter identification for the state's elections.  And he won, even as the GOP's top of the ticket fell to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.  So Robinson chafes when he hears national Democrats like Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams claim that asking for an ID to vote is as disenfranchising as the voter suppression tactics of the Jim Crow era.

A Great New Idea for Reducing Police Shootings.  [Scroll down]  The Left has absolutely no real problems it can find in today's America, so it fabricates new ones that do not exist:  Systemic racism.  White privilege.  A new falsified history called "The 1619 Project," to be taught to children instead of such toxicities as cursive writing and Dr. Seuss.  They fabricate "systemic racism."  They start canceling conservative professors, as though students' minds will be broadened in an echo chamber where they do not get challenged with a single antithesis in the five or six years they vegetate for their undergraduate degrees.  The Left changes school curricula to replace reading, writing, and arithmetic with critical race theory and gender-fluidity studies.  Faced with a single academic sanctuary from the madness — the final redoubt for normalcy in "STEM" courses in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — they now advance woke math, where precise accuracy no longer will exist.  Thus, 8+6 = 14 ... but that is only "your truth."  By contrast, "my truth" is that 8+6 = 3.  If you insist otherwise, you are manifesting White privilege.  And, of course, racism.

Maybe they should just carry firecrackers.
Black Caucus chair Rep. Joyce Beatty:  Police could 'shoot in the air' to stop would-be killers.  The Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus has joined hordes of untrained armchair quarterbacks, in order to render her opinion on police procedure after the officer-involved shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant.  In Columbus, Ohio on April 20, 2021, Officer Nicholas Reardon had to make a split second decision to intervene as Ma'Khia Bryant rushed toward her potential victim with a knife, after ignoring lawful orders to "get down."  Reardon fired his pistol, striking Bryant and ending the attack.  Aid was rendered at the scene, but Bryant was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

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Shooting the gun out of the bad guy's hand only works on re-runs of The Lone Ranger.  Similarly, unlocking a door by shooting the doorknob only works on re-runs of Hawaii Five-O and Perry Mason.  Anybody who thinks shooting into the air would stop a violent criminal in his or her tracks has lost sight of reality:  Such an action would only be undertaken in a black neighborhood, but nobody there would notice the sound of a few extra gunshots, much like the way they don't notice when a cop says, "Drop your weapon!"

The left's systemic exploitation of race.  You'd have to be blind and deaf to deny that this tactic is working for the left politically and that it has caused great harm.  Democrats and the left bring up race every five minutes to demonize Republicans and profit politically.  It is nothing more than a raw power grab.  Indeed, if you want to talk about shameful behavior on race, look no further than the liberal politicians and the media who smear half the country as racists daily because of their views on economic, political and cultural issues.  If you champion American sovereignty, advocate border control, support the indispensability of law enforcement, promote our free market economy and cherish America's founding principles — and if your skin happens to be white (unless you're a progressive) — you are presumptively racist.

Poll Shows After Coke CEO Poured on Outrage at Georgia Election Law, Public Support Goes Flat.  Mere weeks after going public with stern words about the new election law in Georgia, Coca-Cola has become far more muted in its corporate bellowing.  Now, we know why.  A new poll has come out to show more than pushback from select citizens has taken place; there is widespread rejection of the company's bold pronouncement, becoming just the latest in a growing list of companies who have suffered self-imposed, negative PR.  It has been nothing less than a consistent failure with all of the various business entities which rose up in protest of the Georgia election law.  Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game in the name of racial support, only to place the game in lily-white Denver.  Delta Airlines had its CEO mouthing off in opposition of the law, only to have it exposed that he was present during the crafting of the bill.

Heated argument erupts after Rep. Mondaire Jones calls GOP objections to DC statehood 'racist trash'.  GOP House members on Thursday [4/22/2021] erupted in heated opposition after Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) condemned their objections to Washington, D.C., statehood as "racist trash" during a speech on the chamber floor.  "I have had enough of my colleagues' racist insinuations that somehow the people of Washington D.C. are incapable or even unworthy of our democracy," Jones, a progressive first-term lawmaker, said.  [Tweet]  His comments triggered an uproar from Republicans on the floor.  "The truth is there is no good faith argument for disenfranchising 700,000 people, most of whom are people of color," Jones continued as GOP lawmakers called for a point of order.  Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) asked for Jones to agree to have his remarks stricken from the congressional record.

Why Tlaib, Pressley, & Ocasio-Cortez Will Get More Kids Killed.  Following the recent shooting deaths of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo, the disproportionate loudmouths in Congress, commonly referred to as "the Squad" repeated their oft-stated absurdity that police are killing unarmed black men and that America would be better off without them.  It's important to note that none of them offered to give up their own police protections made available to them at the Capitol.  The woke mobs on social media immediately began to echo their calls anew as well.  Within seconds "justice for Wright/Toledo" began to flood uninformed purveyors on Twitter and Instagram.  The newer messaging phenomenon in the era of critical race theory garbage is that modern police organizations are an extension of southern plantation legacies where former slaves were hunted down.  Despite the fact that the idea of lawful justice began in Biblical times these same absurdities get repeated over and over.

Al Sharpton leads impassioned funeral service for Daunte Wright.  On Thursday, as the family of the 20-year-old man shot dead 10 days ago by police held a funeral service, they sought to highlight the different strands of a life cut woefully short — his love of basketball, his position as a beloved sibling, a doting father, and a son whose smile was "worth a million dollars".  Yet, during a service at times markedly political and imbued with demands for racial justice, his life — and his fatal shooting after a traffic stop — was set against the backdrop of others who had lost their lives at the hands of the police:  George Floyd, Jamar Clark, Philando Castile and Breonna Taylor.

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Critical Race Theory:  What It Is and How to Fight It.  Critical race theory is fast becoming America's new institutional orthodoxy.  Yet most Americans have never heard of it — and of those who have, many don't understand it.  It's time for this to change.  We need to know what it is so we can know how to fight it.  In explaining critical race theory, it helps to begin with a brief history of Marxism.  Originally, the Marxist Left built its political program on the theory of class conflict.  Marx believed that the primary characteristic of industrial societies was the imbalance of power between capitalists and workers.  The solution to that imbalance, according to Marx, was revolution:  the workers would eventually gain consciousness of their plight, seize the means of production, overthrow the capitalist class, and usher in a new socialist society.  During the 20th century, a number of regimes underwent Marxist-style revolutions, and each ended in disaster.  Socialist governments in the Soviet Union, China, Cambodia, Cuba, and elsewhere racked up a body count of nearly 100 million of their own people.  They are remembered for their gulags, show trials, executions, and mass starvations.  In practice, Marx's ideas unleashed man's darkest brutalities.

We are witnessing the Democrats' final revenge for losing the Civil War.  Since the start of LBJ's "Great Society" and the welfare state, Democrats have been breaking American Blacks in the same way Petruchio broke Katherine.  If one were to pay attention solely to the rhetoric, there can be no greater love than that which leftists in politics, the media, academia, and the corporate world have for Blacks.  The results of this abundant affection have been devastating.  "Hands up, don't shoot."  "I can't breathe."  "I'm a crazy white lady screaming at cops on behalf of Black people."  "Math is racist."  "Ambition is racist."  "The English language is racist."  "Whites are born racist."  "Melanin makes people superior."  (That last is a paraphrase of Kristen Clarke, Biden's nominee to head the equal rights division of the Justice Department.)  Lower academic standards.  Separate dorms.  Separate dining halls.  Critical Race Theory.  White privilege.  Ibram X. Kendi bestsellers.  BLM.  Defund the police.  ACAB. [...]

White House links shooting of knife-wielding Ohio teen to 'police violence,' 'systemic racism'.  The White House weighed in Wednesday on the police shooting of a knife-wielding teenage girl as she attacked another girl in Columbus, Ohio, by connecting the incident to "police violence" in minority communities and the death of George Floyd.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki offered sympathy to friends and family over the Tuesday death of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant, calling it "tragic" and saying that "She was a child," before tying the shooting to race.  "We know that police violence disproportionately impacts Black and Latino people in communities, and that Black women and girls, like Black men and boys, experience higher rates of police violence," Ms. Psaki said.

Jen Psaki baselessly and disgracefully racialized the killing in Columbus.  "Believe your own eyes" — that was the prosecutor's final admonition to the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial.  And indeed, the evidence of their own eyes was likely the reason the jury members didn't accept the defense's case that there was "reasonable doubt" about Chauvin's guilt.  Instead, they convicted him on all charges.  The same admonition should be governing the public response to the horrible event in Columbus, Ohio, that transpired just as the Chauvin verdict was being announced.  But it isn't.  No less than the press secretary of the president of the United States went before the public Wednesday and all but explicitly suggested what had happened in Ohio was an illegitimate, racist police killing.  Believe your own eyes, Jen Psaki.  Watch the body-cam footage that shows 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant charging first one fellow teenager, then a second.  The second girl was slammed against a car, at which point Bryant began to swing her right arm — with a knife in her hand.

Biden's statement following the Chauvin verdict was disgraceful.  [Scroll down]  Inciting racial hatred is central to this third act and Biden, who studied at the feet of the hate-filled White segregationists in the early 1970s, is proving to be an adept hate-filled Black segregationist in the 2020s.  From his first day in office, Biden's focus on "equity" has had nothing to do with the Constitution's promise that all Americans are entitled to equal treatment under the law.  Instead, Biden is willing to use the full force of the federal government to resegregate America.  If one understands Biden's background and his decades of hate-filled racial radicalism as a path to power, it's easy to understand the slanderously anti-American statement he made after a jury that had been intimidated in every way possible found Derek Chauvin guilty of a variety of murder charges against a lifelong, often violent, felon in the process of dying from a massive overdose of illegal drugs.  Here are just the libels that Biden uttered against America and Americans in the first two minutes of his statement: [...]

Biden and Xi Think the Constitution Is Racist.  Yesterday [4/16/2021] an intrepid reporter asked the insufferable Jen Psaki about U.N. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield's assertion that America's founding documents are white supremacist.  Doesn't that echo Chinese Communist propaganda, as in the recent diplomatic debacle in Anchorage?  Does Joe Biden intend to fire Thomas-Greenfield?  And, the most salient question:  does Biden share her contempt for America's founding documents, i.e., the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence?  It takes some doing, but the answer to that last question is Yes:  [Tweet]  I found it revealing that Psaki's first words were to the effect that Thomas-Greenfield is a black woman.  So how can anyone disagree with or criticize her?

The Early Line on the Next Election.  There is something strange about the behavior of Biden and the Democrats that can be best explained by a combination of Progressive mania and panic that their power might well slip away from them unless they lock it down by changing the rules in their favor and whipping up paranoia within key minority groups who are showing signs of slipping away.  Hence the relentless charges of racism. [...] The Democratic push to expand voting participation might not be the slam dunk for their side that they think.  Are minorities defecting from Democrats because Democrats aren't reminding them of racism enough?

Media pushes false narrative of racism.  The riots that have erupted after the killing of Daunte Wright reinforce a familiar pattern.  This response is rooted not only in tragedy, but in a distorted perception of reality.  Chelsea Handler, for example, suggested that people of color have a "50-50" chance of being shot by police.  This is a complete distortion, but fits a broader pattern.  My latest report for the Manhattan Institute, based on multiple surveys, shows that being exposed to news and social media, having left-wing views on race, and being anxious or depressed explains a great deal of how much racism a person perceives.  And when someone says racism in America has risen, this perception is almost entirely a figment of their imagination.  In fact, racist attitudes and behaviors have been declining for decades.

Look who's crawling out of the woodwork:
Daunte Wright Funeral Set For North Minneapolis Next Week, Rev. Al Sharpton To Deliver Eulogy.  The funeral of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man shot and killed by a white Brooklyn Center police officer, will be held in north Minneapolis next week.  Rev. Al Sharpton will be delivering the eulogy at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday.  The funeral begins at noon.

Pelosi Hijacks Everything for Her Agenda — Even the Holocaust.  One would expect the commemoration of something as tragic and sacred as the Holocaust be done in a respectful manner and not be manipulated for political goals.  Such was not the case this week with Nancy Pelosi's statement sent out on Holocaust Remembrance Day; known in Israel as Yom Ha'Shoah.  Instead, she exploited the murder of six million Jews by Hitler and his regime into a manifesto of Democrat false talking points and the demonization of millions of Americans associated with conservatism and who voted for President Trump.  It was sacrilege and shameful.

The Voter Suppression Swindle.  The sound and fury with which the Democrats, the legacy media, and virtue-signaling CEOs greeted Georgia's new election integrity statute has inevitably included portentous accusations of voter suppression.  Peach State Republicans, we are told, are part of a multi-state GOP conspiracy to disfranchise minority voters by restricting ballot access.  The plot involves such horrors as requiring everyone to provide identification when they vote and compelling them to cast ballots in their own precincts.  Combined with such outrages as fixed time frames for returning mail-in votes, coherent rules for securing ballot drop boxes, and removal of dead people from voter rolls, these laws allegedly portend the return of Jim Crow.  The Jim Crow canard, however, doesn't work for this particular conspiracy theory.

Biden's Team of Racists and Anti-Semites:  An Anti-American Coalition in the Heart of the White House.  What America did with the slave system it inherited from the British was end it.  America's abolition campaign began with its revolutionary proclamation that all men are created equal and have a God given right to liberty.  America began implementing this right in 1787, the first year of its existence, with the enactment of the Northwest Ordinance, outlawing slavery in a territory the size of the original 13 colonies.  Within twenty years slavery was abolished in all the northern states.  As for the "original sin" of enslaving the black Africans brought to this country, that properly is the achievement of the Africans themselves who then sold their brothers and sisters to Europeans at slave auctions in Ghana and Benin.  All forms of institutional and systemic racism including Jim Crow were outlawed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  In one of his first statements as president Biden claimed that "systemic racism" has been built into every aspect of our system."  This is a bald-faced lie.  The opposite is the truth.

Shakedown:
'Squad' member Ayanna Pressley:  You 'can't be anti-racist' if you don't want to cancel student debt.  "Squad"-member Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., claimed that a person is unable to be "anti-racist" unless they support cancelling student debt.  In a tweet published on Monday, Pressley — one of the members of the "Squad" alongside Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. — shared an article by the Washington Post that detailed the stories of people across America with student debts.  Alongside the article, Pressley claimed that a person cannot stand against racism if they don't support canceling student debt.  "You can't be anti-racist if you're anti student debt cancellation," Pressley wrote.

Dems Endorse Anti-Christian SPLC Report: 'It's Time We Extinguish All Bigoted Beliefs'.  House and Senate Democrats endorsed the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC) "Year in Hate" report that brands mainstream conservative and Christian nonprofits "hate groups" and plots them on a map with the Ku Klux Klan.  The Democrats did not respond to longstanding criticisms of the SPLC regarding its racial discrimination and sexual harassment scandal or the fact that former SPLC employees have described the "hate" accusations as a "highly profitable scam."

Biden 'Environmental Justice' Appointees Equate Energy Production, Fossil Fuels With Racism.  In February, Beverly Wright linked the legacy of slavery and the Jim Crow era with energy development.  In March, President Joe Biden appointed Wright to his White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.  Wright, the founder of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, is joined on the council by Jade Begay of the Indigenous Environmental Network, who co-wrote a 2018 op-ed in EcoWatch contending that climate change is "colonialism" and "cultural genocide."  Biden has named several activists that tie energy development to racial bigotry to the Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

Members Of Biden's 'Environmental Justice' Advisory Council Have History Of Radicalism, Claiming Fossil Fuels Are Racist.  At the end of last month, the Biden administration announced the members of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, which would "provide advice and recommendations to the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council on how to address current and historic environmental injustices."  Twenty-six people were named to the council, but at least four of them have made radical statements connecting fossil fuels to racism.  Susana Almanza, for example, is the director of People Organized in Defense of Earth and Her Resources (PODER), an environmental justice organization based in Austin, Texas.  Hilltop Views, the student news website of St. Edward's University, profiled Almanza, noting that she has a Che Guevara poster in her office and said that her organization is "fighting big monsters; they're not little ones," referring to oil companies.

Biden seeks funding to probe white supremacist beliefs at immigration agencies.  President Joe Biden called for funding to investigate complaints of white supremacist beliefs at U.S. immigration enforcement agencies in his first budget request to Congress on Friday [4/9/2021], but officials offered no explanation for what prompted his request.

End Woke Corporate Extortion.  In the maelstrom spurred by lies about Georgia's voting law, woke corporations again endeavored zealously to virtue signal for the Left.  Echoing and acting upon the Left's deliberate disinformation campaign — including, notably, President Biden's infamous "Jim Crow on steroids" doggerel — Coke, Delta, Major League Baseball, and sundry others excoriated the Peach State's new statutory liberalization of voting procedures.  In an interesting twist, these "free-market" entities, which are often threatened with boycotts from the Left, demanded the cancellation of an entire state.  Ostensibly, this spasm of woke corporate extortion was largely wrought by the requirement for voter ID.  Curiously, this is a policy prescription supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans, including people of color.  On its face, this woke tirade makes no economic sense.  So why do corporations feel empowered to denounce, extort, and defy duly elected legislatures and the sovereign citizens who elected them — especially since they fully realize they are alienating half the country (i.e., potential and current customers) by allying themselves with the Left to bully state legislatures?

Pete Buttigieg:  Racism is 'physically built into' country's highways.  Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg suggested in a recent interview that racism is built into the country's highway system.  "There is racism physically built into some of our highways, and that's why the jobs plan has specifically committed to reconnect some of the communities that were divided by these dollars," the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor told reporter April Ryan this week in an interview discussing President Joe Biden's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan.  Buttigieg explained that several major highways in the United States negatively affect minority communities.

Once again, Democrats are off to the racists.  Once again the Democrats are off to the racists.  Every time they can't explain their position on some public policy issue, they accuse Republicans and conservatives of being racist.  Look no further than the state of Georgia.  Almost two weeks ago, Gov. Brian Kemp signed SB 202 into law.  It was an election reform bill that Democrats effectively branded as "racist," "voter suppression" and "anti-civil rights."  The law expands early voting for primary and general elections, includes more voting on Saturdays and Sundays, and requires voter ID.  Only in the world of radical liberalism can more of an opportunity to do something be "suppression"; requiring one to prove they are who they say they are as "racism"; and applying the same rules to everyone as "anti-civil rights."

Charles Barkley:  Politicians Fuel Hatred Between 'Whites And Blacks' To 'Keep Their Grasp' On 'Money And Power'.  During the "Final Four Show" on Saturday [4/3/2021], former NBA star and "Inside the NBA" analyst Charles Barkley said that politicians intentionally fuel racial divides in order to "keep their grasp on money and power," and that the "system" is designed to foster hatred and to "scramble the middle class."  "Man, I think most white people and black people are great people," Barkley said during CBS' coverage of Saturday's March Madness games.  "I really believe that in my heart."  Barkley then continued to argue that our political system is set up to protect the power and wealth of those in government.  "But I think our system is set up where our politicians, whether they're Republicans or Democrats, are designed to make us not like each other, so they can keep their grasp [on] money and power," Barkley said.

Branding Georgia Election Law, Senate Filibuster 'Racist' Is Vile Tactic to Justify HR 1.  President Joe Biden, his fellow liberals, and his friends in the national news media are purposely — and cynically — misrepresenting Georgia's new election reform law, and it's a key part of a far-reaching strategy that stretches well beyond the borders of the Peach State.  They are dishonestly attacking the Georgia legislation as a throwback to the Jim Crow era, while simultaneously assailing the Senate filibuster as "racist" as well.  Those are two vital elements of the grand plan to ram the federal election-takeover legislation, HR 1, the euphemistically titled "For the People Act," through Congress.  The true intent of the legislation — and the road map to get it to Biden's desk — is to weaken election security and to cement liberals' hold on power for decades.

When Everybody Is a White Supremacist.  For a long time, liberals have been accusing conservatives of being conspiracy theorists.  Say anything about Hunter Biden, and you're a conspiracy theorist.  Urge Andrew Cuomo to resign, and you're a conspiracy theorist.  Now it's worse.  Conservatives aren't just conspiracy theorists; they're white supremacists.  Like those who defend Georgia's voting reforms designed to protect the integrity of the election.  Or any person or business that lives or operates in Georgia.  For the left, anyone associated with a bill designed to prevent voter fraud, and so deny Democrats permanent power, is a white supremacist.  Maybe that was the point of Biden's attack on "extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism" in his inaugural address.  Democrats are seeing white supremacists everywhere they look — like the New Republic, which in 2017 suggested that Trump's economic agenda of returning manufacturing jobs to America was "white supremacist." [...] The media worked overtime to establish this idea in the minds of the public, and now they're using the same rhetoric to attack opponents of the Biden administration.

Vermont accused of discrimination for moving minorities to head of vaccine line.  Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has come under fire for a newly announced statewide vaccination protocol moving minorities to the head of the line based solely on their race.  The Republican governor announced Thursday that Black, Indigenous and people of color, known as BIPOC, may now sign up to be vaccinated against COVID-19, two weeks before the state plans to make available vaccines to anyone over the age of 16.  "If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 16 years or older can sign up to get a vaccine!" Mr. Scott tweeted.

Joe Biden DOT Halts Texas Highway Project Using the Civil Rights Act.  President Joe Biden's Department of Transportation (DOT) has paused a highway widening project in Houston, Texas, citing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as legal justification.  In what could be a first for any administration in this context, the Biden administration is using its federal powers to pause the Texas DOT plan to widen Interstate 45.  The administration is doing this as a test to address what it calls a history of "government-driven racial inequalities."  This comes after complaints from local activities during the federal DOT's intervention period.  The proposed plan, known as the North Houston Highway Improvement Project, is proposed to widen I-45 at three different sections.

Why the Left needs 'institutional racism'.  The law of the instrument — or "Maslow's hammer", as it is sometimes known — has become an indispensable tool for negotiating the current world.  It holds, as Abraham Maslow said in 1966, that "it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail".  In recent decades, this law has held firm nowhere so much as in the business of "race relations", where one hammer in particular has been on very public display:  the casual accusation of "racism".  Allegations of racism have for decades been among the most serious accusations that can be made against a person; likewise, since the publication of the Macpherson report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, an allegation of "institutional racism" has been the most serious accusation that can be made against an organisation.  With this in mind, it was perhaps inevitable that, by virtue of their potency, such accusations would end up being wielded as a substitute for evidence.  And so for years, to set up an investigation into an institution on matters to do with race was to pre-ordain the outcome:  the institution always had to be found guilty.

Awkward: Jill Biden Wraps Up Cesar Chavez Day Speech by Butchering "Sí Se Puede".  This was awkward.  Jill Biden traveled to Delano, California on Wednesday to celebrate Cesar Chavez's birthday.  Cesar Chavez, a "hero" to people in the labor movement, was an activist who fought for fair wages for farm workers.  One aspect of Cesar Chavez's activism that the Democrats don't like to talk about was his fierce opposition to illegal immigration.

Joe Biden's Infrastructure Plan Focuses on 'Racial Equity'.  President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, the so-called "American Jobs Plan," spends a great deal of space promising to address "racial equity."  As Breitbart News has explained, the term "equity" is not the same as "equality."  Equity is prepared to sacrifice equality before the law to benefit individuals claiming membership in groups deemed to suffer from historic disadvantages.  Under President Donald Trump, black unemployment and poverty rates reached record lows, and the gap between black and white unemployment was the smallest ever, thanks to economic growth, Opportunity Zones, and immigration enforcement.  Trump achieved those landmarks without policies aimed at taxing the wealth of some Americans to redistribute it to others along racial lines.  However, Biden ran for president on a promise to "rip the roots of systemic racism out of this country."

The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America.  [#3] Racialism is now acceptable.  We are defined first by our ethnicity or religion, and only secondarily — if at all — by an American commonality.  The explicit exclusion of whites from college dorms, safe spaces, and federal aid programs is now noncontroversial.  It is unspoken payback for perceived past sins, or a type of "good" racism.  Falsely being called a racist makes one more guilty than falsely calling someone else a racist.

Biden's list of judicial nominees leans heavily toward checking one identity box in particular.  Identity politics looms large in the list of judicial nominees released by the Biden White House today.  Can you guess which identity box is focused on like a laser beam on this list?  It's black women.  It is as though a call was sent out that only black women will be considered for judicial nominations, with a particular focus on one who may be Biden's Supreme Court nominee, should the opportunity arise.  Anytime a Democrat begins talking about diversity and the historic nature of decisions, you know what is coming.  The Biden administration doesn't even bother to finesse its blatant sop to a demographic that is responsible for Sleepy Joe's election.  Joe Biden won the presidential election thanks to black Democrat women voters.  It began in South Carolina with Biden scoring the endorsement of Rep. James Clyburn, a Democrat powerhouse in that state, and went from there.  Black women organized support for Biden and got out the vote for him across the country.  Now it's payback time.

California county funds welfare program that excludes whites and males.  Something strange is going on out in Marin County, California.  The elected officials there have instituted a pilot program offering a universal basic income in the form of a monthly stipend to a limited number of participants.  That in and of itself isn't unique, as programs such as this have been tested in other places, such as Stockton, California.  A couple of aspects of this program, however, really are unique.  The most glaring among these is the fact that in order to qualify, participants have to be women.  No males need apply.  On top of that, the program is not available to white women, but only to women of color.

Democrats Call Filibuster Racist — But They Used It Over 300 Times Last Year.  Democrats are desperate to end the filibuster.  They see this as the key to passing their far left agenda, and they're right.  Without the filibuster, Democrats would be able to pass pretty much whatever they want.  So, in an effort to get rid of the filibuster, they are calling it racist, which is ridiculous because Democrats used the filibuster over 300 times last year.

'Cynical, disgusting': AOC says her 2020 primary challenger was only picked because she's also Latina.  AOC's beef with MCC isn't over yet.  New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is alleging that shadowy political forces handpicked former news anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera to challenge her in last year's primary because of her "ethnicity" as part of a "disgusting" attempt to confuse voters.  Ocasio-Cortez made the blistering claim in a wide-ranging interview this week, charging that "Wall Street" and other unspecified entities selected Caruso-Cabrera for the 2020 primary battle specifically because she's "also a Latina, down to having a hyphenated last name."  "It was just the most cynical, disgusting thing," Ocasio-Cortez said in the interview published by the Democratic Socialists of America's magazine.

Al Sharpton threatens to accuse Manchin, Sinema of 'supporting racism' if they don't kill filibuster.  Civil rights leader and MSNBC host Al Sharpton threatened to accuse Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona of "supporting racism" over their approval of the Senate filibuster.  "The pressure that we are going to put on Sinema and Manchin is calling [the filibuster] racist and saying that they are, in effect, supporting racism," Sharpton told Politico.  "Why would they be wedded to something that has those results?  Their voters need to know that."  Sharpton is part of a larger push from the left to eliminate the filibuster in order to pass Democrats' election and voting rights legislation known as S. 1.

For the Left, Bigotry Is a Tool.  The same sources decrying anti-Asian sentiment have spent years expressing anti-Asian animus in the form of discriminatory college admissions standards:  President Joe Biden's administration dropped a discrimination case against Yale University just a month ago, clearly thanks to the administration's position that affirmative action for black students outweighs Asian American success in a pure meritocracy.  The same people blaming "white supremacy" for anti-Asian hate crimes have militantly ignored the location of the crimes — largely major metropolitan areas, with a large number of such crimes coming not from white Americans but from black Americans (a plurality of overall violent crimes targeting Asian Americans, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, were committed by black Americans in 2018).  The same establishment media sources blaming Trump for anti-Asian hate cheer on the active closing of merit-based magnet schools in New York and San Francisco, thanks to those schools' disproportionate Asian American attendance:  Hannah-Jones tweeted last year that it was "disingenuous" to talk about "specialized high schools being majority POC" (people of color) when referring to Asian Americans.

Charlottesville mayor slams own city as racist, 'void of a moral compass'.  The mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, is defending social media posts that slammed her own city as "rooted in racism" and compared it to a rapist.  Mayor Nikuyah Walker, who became Charlottesville's first Black female mayor in 2017, wrote a graphic comment on Facebook that she said got her briefly suspended from the platform.

SPLC Chief of Staff: 'The Southern Poverty Law Center Is Not Anti-Christian at All'.  On Wednesday [3/24/2021], Lecia Brooks, the chief of staff at the scandal-plagued far-left smear factory the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), insisted that her organization "is not anti-Christian at all."  Brooks attempted to dismiss claims that the SPLC brands mainstream conservative and Christian organizations "hate groups," listing them on a map with the Ku Klux Klan due to leftist bias and fundraising, not due to objective criteria.  Brooks testified at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on "Extremism in the Armed Forces."  She cited the current and former members of the military who had been arrested in conjunction with the Capitol riot and argued that the military must work to screen out extremists.

The Democrat Party Has Declared War on America.  In the six decades prior to the 1960's, racial segregation (i.e., racism) was an institutionalized government sanctioned reality.  "Separate but equal" was the Supreme Court-endorsed (Plessy v. Ferguson) directive of the land.  Thus, segregation, which particularly benefited the Democratic Party and trade unions, was sanctioned and promoted in varying degrees in a number of states. [...] The radicalized American Left has seized upon the existence of those attitudes in a small number of Americans combined with disparities in income and education to claim that "systemic or institutionalized racism" endures — when it does not.  They do so to a) intimidate the nonsensically guilt-ridden and oblivious segment of supposedly well-educated white America; b) incite resentment and raise expectations among minority communities; c) to make certain racial animosity engulfs the country; and d) to exploit the education establishment and corporations through the obligatory hiring of diversity bureaucracies.  All of which benefits the left in their quest to seize power in perpetuity.  They are deviously convincing minorities and gullible whites that white Americans are the only ethnic group in the history of mankind that has ever fueled racism.  They are implicitly leaving the impression with these groups that they will make certain the white populace pays the price for centuries of bigotry through their so-called solutions to "systemic racism".  Solutions which entail:  1) proclaiming that the white population will be punished through reverse discrimination and reparations and 2) reinstating "separate but equal" under the banner of equity.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls Filibuster Racist After Filibustering Sen. Tim Scott's Police Bill.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has called the Senate filibuster racist months after she herself filibustered police reform legislation from Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.  Warren said the filibuster is both racist and shouldn't be permitted in the Senate since it gives the minority veto power, Axios reported.  The legislative filibuster, which dates back to the 1800s, is a rule that requires 60 votes for most legislation to pass in the Senate.  "The filibuster has deep roots in racism, and it should not be permitted to serve that function, or to create a veto for the minority," Warren, who is white, told Axios on Thursday.  "In a democracy, it's majority rules."  Warren added that the Founders didn't intend for the filibuster to be implemented in Senate legislative procedure, Axios reported.  Rather, it was designed to give Southern states the ability to veto any anti-slavery or civil rights law they opposed, Warren said.

VP Kamala Harris: 'Racism Is Real in America, and It Has Always Been'.  Vice President Kamala Harris condemned the U.S. as racist, xenophobic, and sexist in remarks at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she and President Joe Biden traveled Friday to show solidarity with the Asian American community. [...] Eight people were murdered this week at three massage parlors in Atlanta.  Six of the victims were Asian.  Though police said that there was no evidence of a racial motive, advocates have claimed that the event is only the latest in a wave of anti-Asian-American hate crimes.

President Biden Gets Reamed for Using Coronavirus to Virtue Signal and Race-Bait.  You would think that the Democrats would have learned by now that trying to pin the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes on conservatives was a failing strategy.  But it appears they are slow learners.  In the latest in a series of attempts to virtue signal about racism, President Joe Biden added to the chorus of leftist castratos singing their classic hit, "Everything Is Racist."  On Friday [3/19/2021], Biden tweeted a subtle race-baiting criticism at those who reference COVID-19's country of origin when discussing the pandemic.  "Words have consequences.  It's called the coronavirus.  Full stop," he tweeted.  Biden's tweet was met with a flurry of criticism from right-leaning Twitter users who took issue with his attempt to link their description of the virus to the increase in Asian hate crimes.  It was quite a show.

Joy Reid And Julián Castro Say It's Racist To Ask White House About Failed Immigration Policies.  MSNBC host Joy Reid claimed that Fox News reporter Kristin Fisher is "afraid of these brown people" because Fisher asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki whether the Biden administration plans to limit the number of abandoned foreign children accepted illegally into the United States at the border.  U.S. border officials are currently taking in approximately 565 such children per day, and border facilities are up to 700 percent beyond capacity with children used by drug cartels as a lucrative ticket to U.S. entry.  The majority of girls drug cartels traffic over the border are raped on the journey, and untold numbers of these trafficked minors die.

Farmers blast Biden's divisive debt relief, doling out billions to non-whites.  Sean Hannity's show on Monday [3/15/2021] had an exclusive with reporter Sara Carter who interviewed farmers that are angry and frustrated at President Biden over the COVID-19 relief package that awards billions in debt relief to farmers of color.  The farmers called the package "divisive."  Biden signed the $1.9 trillion bill last week.  The debt relief for farmers is premised on race-based criteria which makes no sense to these farmers.  "I'm sorry, but I was raised to not see color and not to see race, but to see the character and the person's heart," Tennesse farmer Kelly Griggs said to Sara Carter.  "That's how I was raised, that's how the farming community sees each other."

A Kingdom of the Anti-American Elite.  Biden's defense secretary, General Lloyd Austin, tells us the greatest security threat to the United States comes from internal subversive organizations, and it is implied that these are white supremacists.  Civil servants, like most American elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students, are taught the malignant critical race theory and it is legitimizing the monstrous self-directed blood libel that America is based on racial exploitation and was always a racist enterprise.  There is not and has not been for many years the "systemic racism," as even Biden now claims afflicts the country.

When Minorities Vote GOP, the Media Smears Republicans as Racists.  In just one week, the Washington Post churned out two op-eds on the same theme, "The GOP is Now Just the Party of White Grievance" and "The Republican Party is Making Jim Crow Segregationists Proud".  The D.C. Democrat paper doesn't bother clarifying why Democrats from two generations ago would be thrilled that 1 in 5 black men voted for President Trump.  Ever since the election, the media has been beating its narrative drum with one message.  CNN howls that Republicans are the worst racists.  The New York Times insists they're even more racist than that.  And MSNBC will counter that only white racists would vote Republican.

It's Not the Left's Place to Tell Us What Is and Isn't Offensive.  Lately, I've been watching a few content creators on various platforms like Tik Tok and YouTube, many of them black or Asian, who have been speaking out about the recent decisions by businesses looking to crack down on the racism and sexism of the past by deleting episodes of television shows or taking books out of circulation.  Dr. Seuss is the most recent one who saw both Black and Asian content creators making it clear that they don't find the depictions in these books offensive.  Now we're seeing that the classic cartoon character Speedy Gonzales is also on the cancel culture chopping block, with one Hispanic comedian speaking out against the woke mob trying to bring it down.

Grocery Store Chain Panders to Dems with 'Black-Owned' & 'LGBT-Owned' Labels on Food.  If you watched Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game, you quickly learned that Democrats are not about to let the issue of "racial inequality" die down anytime soon.  The way the left goes out of its way to pander and talk down to minorities is pretty incredible.  What's worse is that far too many people can't read between the lines.

This is probably the only mention of the British royal family on this web site.
Meghan Markle 'didn't do any research' on the British royal family, exposing herself as a fool.  Meghan Markle, it seems, isn't much of a scholar.  While much of the focus has been on her barbs accusing the British royal family of abnormal interest in her baby's skin color and denying him a title and personal security protection supposedly because he is black and they are racists, what's striking to me is how unprepared she was for the royal role she sought when she married Prince Harry.  And not just ignorant, but willfully ignorant, proud of her ignorance, flippantly stating she never did "any research," as if that's something to be proud of.

Meghan Markle reveals her true self in Oprah interview.  If you had any doubts that Meghan Markle is a manipulative piece of work, her bombshell Oprah interview Sunday night [3/7/2021] dumping on the British monarchy would set you straight.  Prince Harry's American wife accused his family of hateful racism against her baby, claimed they refused to protect her and drove her to the point of suicide.  She made the incendiary and implausible charge that when she was pregnant with Archie, the royal family decreed that her unborn son would be denied the title of "prince" because her mixed race meant he might have dark skin.  You could make no more damaging charge about a monarchy that presides over a commonwealth of nations made up of a majority of people of color.  So this was the root of Megxit:  Meghan convinced herself that the royal family was denying her son a title — and the security protection that came with it — because of his potentially dark skin.

Biden's Administration Choices Are A Disgrace — Including Rachel Levine.  In the Biden administration everything is driven by identity politics.  The nominee for Interior Secretary is someone who supports an anti-American North Korean front group and is supported by the Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA).  All that matters, though, is that she is Native American.

Why The Equality Act Is Bad Law.  If you run a business, you realize that to stay out of court, you need evidence to prove that you are not in fact discriminating, and the only way to do that is to hire someone from the protected group in advance and to have a "woke" corporate policy in your advertising.  That way, if someone does make a claim against you, you can prove your innocence with the evidence of your prior obedience to the anti-discrimination policy.  It is like the old suburban riff, "Some of my best friends are from protected groups..."  On the other hand, if you do not have members of those protected groups on your staff and woke propaganda in your advertising, watch out!  Your guilt is assumed by your failure to provide proof of your innocence in advance, even if you had a legitimate reason for turning down a specific job applicant.  When the courts developed theories like "disparate impact," which says that if a protected group is disadvantaged by an action, it is assumed to be discriminatory even if no such intent exists, the problem got even worse.  You now must show an intent toward anti-discrimination in advance.

Sheila Jackson Lee:  Republicans Engaged In 'War on Black People' Voting.  Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said Tuesday on CNN's "Tonight" that the Republican Party was engaged in "a war on black people as it relates to voting."  Anchor Don Lemon said, "The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today that could weaken voting rights in Arizona.  Major push nationwide to make it harder for people to vote.  What does this mean particularly for black voters?"  Jackson Lee said, "Well, I think tragically we have not had this historic opposition to our rights since slavery, during the Jim Crow days and of course the harshness of the 1960s.  The tragedy of this is an entire party, the Republican Party, is committed to voter suppression, committed to avoiding the opportunity of votes.  Donald Trump laid out he only wants one day for votes.  They don't want opportunities for absentee ballot, extended voting, same-day registration, all things that empower young people and people of color, African-Americans."

The Editor says...
If Election Day was a single day, as it once was and should be again, how would that inconvenience black voters more than any others?  The same restrictions would apply to everyone.  How is that unfair?

SPLC Urges Biden, Big Tech to Block 'Online Funding' for 'Hate Groups' to Fight Domestic Terrorism.  In the wake of the Capitol riot, the House Committee on Financial Services — chaired by none other than Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) — held a hearing entitled "Dollars Against Democracy:  Domestic Terrorist Financing in the Aftermath of Insurrection."  Who should testify at such a hearing?  Democrats invited none other than the scandal-plagued far-left smear factory the Southern Poverty Law Center, which routinely brands mainstream conservative and Christian nonprofits "hate groups," listing them along with the Ku Klux Klan.  In her testimony, SPLC Chief of Staff Lecia Brooks suggested concrete ways that government and Big Tech can separate "hate groups" from their "online funding sources."  She praised some tech companies for taking action while demanding far more throttling in the future.

Neo-racists in state government prioritizing Blacks and Latinos for Covid vaccination.  A new wave of racism is sweeping across the country in the guise of "anti-racism" or "equity."  A better term is "neo-racism," for unlike the previous waves of state-sanctioned racism under slavery, the KKK, and Jim Crow (all of them largely at the hands of Democrats), this wave of racism claims to be about fighting racism, though, in fairness, it is also largely being implemented at the hands of Democrats.

Democrats Snuck $1 BILLION For 'Racial Justice' In Farming Section Of COVID Bill.  It should be clear by now that the COVID relief package is little more than a gigantic giveaway to special interests that are loyal to the Democrats and bailouts for mismanaged blue states.  The House approved their version of the bill in the early hours of Saturday morning, cynically choosing to keep it out of sight of the American people and to hide Republican opposition to what will be a budget-busting boondoggle of epic proportions.  With the bill now headed for the Senate, much of the contents will be ignored by the media or cloaked in the guise of 'racial justice'.

Why Are Dems Nuking GOP Voters' No. 1 Issue?  You've probably seen the poll about the top concerns of GOP voters and Democratic voters; it's been all over conservative media.  The top three concerns of Republican voters are:
  [#1]   Illegal immigration
  [#2]   Lack of support for the police
  [#3]   High taxes
Democratic voters live in a completely different world.  Their top three concerns are:
  [#1]   Donald Trump's voters
  [#2]   White nationalism
  [#3]   Systemic racism
[...] Initially, I was as outraged as you about the hatey-hate Democratic voters.  But then I realized that it all made sense. [...] What would be the biggest threat to the comfortable global educated and credentialed elite and its noble plan to Build Back Better in a scientifically designed Great Reset?  Exactly:  a resurgence of nationalism all across the world.  And "whites" — whoever they are, wherever they are, however they are scientifically identified by top-notch scientists — are in the forefront of this planetary cultural and political movement.  What about "systemic racism?"  Do you seriously think that our liberal friends will ever agree to stop the fight against racists?  Let's face it, liberals have had a glorious 50 years accusing everyone else of being racists; they have made racism the new Original Sin.  But it's in the nature of a tire that it will slowly deflate unless you pump it up from time to time.  There must be racism, there simply must, because the power of our liberal friends begins and ends with the nuclear weapon of "Racist!"

Joe Biden's Embrace of Fallacious Critical Race Theory.  The fallacy that America is "systemically racist" is rooted in arguments that the white majority suffers from subconscious racism which contaminates the entire "system." [...] President Joe Biden has eagerly joined this crusade to eliminate subconscious racism!  White Americans are kept in the dark as to the details of this enlightened reprogramming, but are told that the Bill of Rights is an impediment to these lofty new goals to eradicate systemic biases.  The first step in eliminating subconscious racism is to stifle conscious thoughts:  the liberties of Free Speech and Due Process are viewed as tools of oppression by the white majority.  It is axiomatic that government cannot eliminate subconscious racism.  Yet, government can be very effective at fomenting racism, as numerous current and historical examples demonstrate.  America is about to try its hand at this folly.

The Left's Latest Battleground Is Your Neighborhood.  The progressives running the Biden administration are planning a two-pronged strategy to attack traditional suburban families where they live — in their homes and schools.  The Biden campaign platform, largely written by Bernie Sanders and his supporters, called for initiatives for equity in housing and education.  Going forward, these will translate into actions by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assert its policy to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH) and for the Department of Education to impose Critical Race Theory (CRT) to attack both real and intellectual property.  The strategy got underway with the new president's executive order on equity that calls for "an ambitious whole-of-government equity agenda."  Their primary weapon is the concept of disparate impact, a conveniently squishy theory that there needs to be no factual finding of discriminatory zoning or racism in schools to conclude that a community is racist.  All disparate impact requires is for a bureaucrat to declare an imbalance of race or income among the residents of a local community or in its school's Advanced Placement courses.

I guess racial equality has been achieved, if everyone's moving on to something else.
Kamala Harris:  Equality is Old News, Let's Talk About Equity.  Kamala Harris has only one card and she plays it over and over again.  And then she plays it some more. [...] You can't fight for equality and equity.  No one starts out from the same place.  Kamala started out as the daughter of wealthy foreign students who grew up in Canada and lives in a Brentwood mansion.  That doesn't mean that she should be held back.  Different people are born with different skills, physical abilities, and potentials.  Handicapper General Kamala can't change that no matter how many sandbags she ties to them.  No matter where someone is born, they can achieve things on their own, whether it's by pursuing their dreams, or by sleeping with the married mayor of San Francisco in exchange for political connections.  That's not something you're born with.  It's not about where you start, but where you end up.  Equality is freedom.  Equity is a plantation.

The Biden administration's dangerous and racist BREATHE Act.  I just caught up with Y.G. Nyghtstorm's discussion of the BREATHE Act, the centerpiece of BLM's hard pressure on the American political scene.  It's ostensibly about limiting police brutality, but it actually pushes a comprehensive social agenda.  This agenda will not only be hugely damaging to civil society but it's also terribly racist in its approach to the Black community.  The BREATHE Act, obviously, is a reference to the fact that George Floyd couldn't breathe while in police custody.  The Act ignores the fact that Floyd's problem wasn't that the police suffocated him (they acted in complete accordance with guidelines for dealing with people suffering from drug-induced excited delirium) but that he was rapidly dying from a self-induced fentanyl overdose. [...] Biden has already enacted bits and pieces of the act through executive orders that defund private prisons, try to destroy suburbs with a push for high-density housing, and mandating Critical Race Theory training in the federal government.

The Imaginary Menace Behind Everything Wrong In America.  Attorney general nominee Merrick Garland announced his chief priority to the Senate Monday.  "If confirmed," he said, "I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on 6 January — a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy." He also insisted America faces a "more dangerous period than we faced in Oklahoma City" due to the "white supremacist" threat. [...] You would think that Klansmen are roaming American streets and terrorizing ordinary citizens on a daily basis.  You have to worry about a skinhead gang beating you to a bloody pulp every time you go to the supermarket.  That's how this problem is portrayed.  According to liberals, terrorism, violence, and crime stem from this pasty-faced menace.  This is the only problem that warrants law enforcement's attention.  Anyone with a shred of common sense can see that this is plainly ridiculous.  There are, of course, some nutty right-wing extremists out there, but they weren't the ones burning down cities or laying siege to the entire Pacific Northwest.  That was Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

Virginia poised to become 1st Southern state to declare racism a public health crisis.  Virginia — whose state capital Richmond was once the capital of the Confederacy — is about to become the first state in the South to declare racism a public health crisis.  The state Senate approved the declaration Tuesday and sent it to Gov. Ralph Northam — who's expected to sign it.  It had previously passed the House of Delegates on an almost party-line vote, with Democrats voting overwhelmingly in favor.  The American Public Health Association says 145 cities and counties in 27 states have declared racism a public health issue — up from just seven in 2019.

The Editor says...
Racism is a character issue, not a medical issue; but it's easier to politicize if it can first be medicalized.

The dangers of using Climate Policy as a Social Justice tool.  Cap-and-trade has been criticised in California for allowing big emitters to pay their way out of reducing emissions and cause pollution.  It's become a social justice issue as poorer communities tend to be located near where the pollution is being created.  James Bushnell at the Energy Institute at Haas warns that such clashes are being caused by the mistaken view that climate policy should be a major tool for reducing inequality.  In fact, some climate policies — on their own — will inevitably work against social justice.  Just think of the jobs lost when gas refineries close down.  Or subsidies for EVs that, overwhelmingly for now, benefit affluent buyers.  Bushnell strongly asserts that social justice should be addressed with its own policy tools.  If this is not understood, good policies like cap-and-trade (which raises California billions in revenues) are in danger of being sidelined.  Worse, any failure climate policies have in reducing inequality could lead to disillusionment and acrimony over the new green agenda.

How Democrats Are Already Maneuvering to Shape Biden's First Supreme Court Pick.  After meeting in the Oval Office earlier this month with President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and his fellow senior House Democrats, Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina made a beeline to Ms. Harris's office in the West Wing to privately raise a topic that did not come up during their group discussion:  the Supreme Court.  Mr. Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, wanted to offer Ms. Harris the name of a potential future justice, according to a Democrat briefed on their conversation.  District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs would fulfill Mr. Biden's pledge to appoint the first Black woman to the Supreme Court — and, Mr. Clyburn noted, she also happened to hail from South Carolina, a state with political meaning for the president.

Democrats Are Trying to Ruin the Military.  One of the things I remember hearing Rush Limbaugh say repeatedly back in the day was that the point of the United States military was to "kill people and break things."  The beauty of that statement was that it was simple, to the point, and undeniably true.  If I remember correctly, this was during the Clinton years when the left started meddling with the mission of the military to incorporate their social agenda.  That push was just getting off the ground in the '90s, and now Joe Biden is giving it wings.  Where it goes from here is disturbing and detrimental to the very purpose of the military itself.  The U.S. military is the ultimate meritocracy, or at least it used to be.  It didn't used to matter what color your skin was, your rank, your job and how well you did it was all that mattered.  Thanks to Democrats and their obsession with, and weaponization of, race in the country, skin color will be all that matters soon.  The U.S. Navy formed something called "Task Force One Navy" last June, as the left-wing social agenda crept even under Republican presidents.  Last week, they issued their report on making the Navy more "inclusive" by treating people differently based on their skin color.

Our Military's SJW-Driven Abandonment of Warfighting Is Going to Get Troops Killed.  It gives me no pleasure to say that I no longer recommend that young people join the military, and I'm not alone.  The non-Blue Falcon veteran community is in full revolt against the conscious decision to decline embraced by our current military leadership.  After failing to win a war in the last 20 years — and don't say Syria, because the second President * woke up in the Oval Office wondering how he got there, more of our troops were heading back into the hellscape for reasons no one has bothered to articulate — the military has decided to target an easier enemy, i.e., other Americans.  See, the problem with me and the other vets who are disgusted by the brass's choice to focus on SJW priorities instead of, you know, successfully deterring or defeating America's enemies, is that we actually listened to what we were taught when we were coming up.  Most of us were trained by the heroes who put the shattered American military together after the Democrat war in Vietnam broke it.  We learned about leadership, about putting mission first but taking care of people always, and about objectives and how to attain them.  None of that's a thing anymore.

Vermont House features 'devotional' seething with racist hatred against whites.  Vermont's House of Representatives opens each session with a "daily devotion."  Tuesday morning's presentation (February 16) by Representative Harold "Hal" Colston was an outrageous condemnation of Vermont's history and culture as racist.  This abused the very concept of devotion, and Vermonters. [...] Referencing the 1619 Project, Rep. "Hal" launched into an overtly anti-white tirade.  Quoting James Baldwin, whom Colston "regard[s] as one of Black America's most prolific prophets," Colston proclaimed (in a state where slavery was never legal, and very few blacks ever resided):  ["]What if the Negro was not invented?  How would our country have worked without chattel slavery, the exploitation of black and brown people who became the backbone of our capitalistic system?  Who would you be?  Who would we be? ... Structural racism is the normalization of many dynamics that are historical, cultural, institutional and interpersonal and routinely advantages White people while producing chronic, adverse outcomes for people of color.["]  Not all Vermont legislators — let alone citizens — would view this rant as "inclusive" of the Vermonters who died in the Civil War freeing blacks from slavery.  This "historical and cultural omission" is suspicious.

"Underlying this insurrection were the actions of folks who were challenging the voices of people of color.".  "If you look at whose votes were being challenged, these came from largely urban areas.  The votes of people of color were being challenged."  Said said Janette McCarthy Louard, deputy general counsel of the N.A.A.C.P., quoted in "N.A.A.C.P. Sues Trump and Giuliani Over Election Fight and Jan. 6 Riot/The civil rights group brought the suit on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, with other Democrats in Congress expected to join as plaintiffs"  (NYT).

If Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is the standard, what about Democrat 'kingmaker' Rev. Al Sharpton?  Because of offensive tweets posted by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., before she won office, House Democrats joined by 11 Republicans voted to strip her of her committee assignments.  If this is the new standard, can we apply this to the Rev. Al Sharpton, aka a Democratic "kingmaker," whose support was solicited by every major 2020 Democratic presidential candidate? [...] At the 1995 Million Man March, Sharpton said, "O.J. is home, but Mumia Abu-Jamal ain't home, and we won't stop till all our people that need a chance in an awkward and unbalanced criminal justice system can come home."  Of course, O.J. Simpson, whose acquittal was celebrated by Sharpton, murdered two people.  As for Abu-Jamal, a Black man, he was convicted in 1982 for the execution-style murder of a white Philadelphia cop.  The prosecutor called the case "the strongest I ever had."  CNN host Michael Smerconish co-wrote, along with the slain officer's widow, a book called "Murdered by Mumia."  Smerconish criticizes "ignorant" supporters of Jamal who, like Sharpton, call Abu-Jamal innocent.  Smerconish also said that the cop killer's multiple post-conviction appeals "made a mockery of the judicial system."

Worshipping At The Altar Of Power.  On Wednesday, January 6th, a mob of aggrieved voters from across the political spectrum stormed the Capitol, presumably in hopes of suspending the certification of electors and preventing the finalization of the election's outcome.  In subsequent news stories, the members of the mob were described as everything from seditious traitors to white supremacists.  There does not seem to be any evidence that the mob was attempting to overthrow our government or that racial animus motivated them.  However, as we are becoming increasingly aware, everything is now racial.

Oh, yeah.  This sounds perfectly reasonable.
Southern Poverty Law Center Calls for Expelling Half of Republicans in Congress.  The Southern Poverty Law Center is no longer confining itself to listing bar signs and brands of oil as hate groups (not to mention, yours truly), it's going full coup.  In its Year in Hate, the SPLC demands that, "Congress should discipline, censure, or expel all of the 147 Senators and Representatives who supported the insurrection and baseless "Stop the Steal" lies by voting against Electoral College certification of President Biden's victory."  That's about 56% of the Republican members of the House and Senate.  Obviously, Congressional Black Caucus members who opposed certifying President Bush's win are just fine.  Then, the SPLC is calling for a South African style, "national truth, racial healing and transformation commission to examine the history of white supremacy and structural racism in the United States. [...]"

Rev. Al Sharpton, 66, files for divorce from his estranged wife 17 years after their separation - sparking rumors he will wed girlfriend, 42.  The Rev. Al Sharpton has filed for divorce from his wife Kathy 17 years after they separated.  The 66-year-old civil rights activist and Baptist minister submitted the paperwork on Thursday.  They have lived apart since 2004.  The pair met in the 1970s when he was touring with James Brown and she was a back-up singer.

The Editor says...
He may enjoy Cafeteria Christianity, but at least he's not a bigamist.

A Tsunami of Hate.  [Scroll down]  The claim that "systemic racism touches every facet of American life" is itself a racist lie, whose evident target is white people, since according to the woke, "people of color" can't be racist.  Not surprisingly, one of Biden's first week initiatives was a systemically racist plan to provide financial assistance to small businesses whose owners were black, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American.  Only whites were excluded.  But Asian Americans as an ethnic group have higher incomes than white Americans.  So what rationale for this policy is there but anti-white racism?

China Doesn't Have to Lift a Finger to Push Biden Around.  "Xenophobia" has been a constant Biden theme.  On January 31 of last year, President Trump announced the "travel ban," prohibitions and restrictions on arrivals from China.  Within moments of the announcement, Biden went on the attack.  "This is no time for Donald Trump's record of hysterical xenophobia and fear mongering to lead the way instead of science," he said.  Biden's campaign said the attack was not in response to the travel ban, yet on the following day the candidate expressed the same thoughts in a tweet:  "We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump's record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering."  There was nothing "xenophobic" about Trump's travel ban.  It was imposed on arrivals from the country where the disease first appeared.  The ban, therefore, saved lives, and it would have saved even more if it had been stricter, announced sooner, and had been more rigorously enforced.

In push for woke 'equity,' Biden abandons equality.  President Biden's embrace of utter nonsense pushed by the "woke" continued with last week's executive orders to "advance racial equity" and "root out systemic racism in housing and criminal justice."  The "equity" approach assumes that any outcome that doesn't meet inane racial quotas is the result of bias.  It is, in fact, systematically racist.  The four executive orders Biden signed Tuesday don't seem that earth-shattering.  He directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development "to take steps necessary to redress racially discriminatory federal housing policies," told the Justice Department to stop using private prisons, recommitted the feds to honoring tribal sovereignty and vowed to combat "racism, xenophobia and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders."  But, as the White House put it, his many "equity" orders set up "a whole-of-government initiative to address racial equity and support underserved communities, and redress systemic racism in federal policies, laws and programs."  He'll also require "all agencies to take affirmative steps to promote diversity, equity and inclusion."

Historians slam woke teacher responsible for renaming 44 San Francisco schools: incorrect research came from Wikipedia.  Acclaimed historians are hitting out at a chairman in charge of renaming 44 San Francisco schools after it was revealed that he refused to consult with them during the decision-making process and his research was based on information he found on Wikipedia.  Earlier this week, the San Francisco Board of Education voted 6-1 to strip 44 public schools of their current monikers because they honor 'racist' figures from American history.  Schools named after politicians including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln are now set to be rebranded in the coming months.  The controversial decision comes three years after a task force was established to study the names of the city's 125 schools to determine which ones needed to be replaced amid a nationwide reckoning on race.

San Francisco Committee Changed School Names Based on Wikipedia and Wild Accusations.  The San Francisco Board of Education voted to rename 44 of the city's schools, claiming that prominent figures from American history, such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Paul Revere, were tied to racist incidents.  The committee based their decisions on Wikipedia and other wildly inaccurate information to source its claims.  Committee chairman Jeremiah Jeffries, along with his fellow committee members, used Wikipedia to support their claims that prominent U.S. historical figures had ties to racist incidents, and therefore warranted the renaming of scores of San Francisco schools, according to a report by Mission Local.

San Francisco to strip Abraham Lincoln, Dianne Feinstein and others from public school names.  The names of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and other prominent figures including California Sen. Dianne Feinstein will be removed from 44 San Francisco public schools, a move that stirred debate Wednesday on whether the famously liberal city has taken the national reckoning on America's racist past too far.  The decision by the San Francisco Board of Education in a 6-1 vote Tuesday night affects one-third of the city's schools and came nearly three years after the board started considering the idea.  The approved resolution calls for removing names that honored historical figures with direct or broad ties to slavery, oppression, racism or the "subjugation" of human beings.

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If you put a 12-foot fence around the entire U.S. Capitol, isn't that subjugation of the voters?

Biden's 'racial justice' agenda:  Judge everyone by the color of their skin.  On Tuesday [1/26/2021], six days into Joe Biden's administration, it became clear why Susan Rice, hitherto a foreign-policy specialist, was named director of the Domestic Policy Council.  Rice — unconfirmable for a Cabinet post after her unembarrassed Sunday-show lying about the Benghazi terrorist attack — ventured into the White House press room to preview Biden's "equity" initiative.  With one possible exception, the specific policies announced were less important than the word "equity," invoked 19 times by Rice and nine by Biden.  Ending federal private prison contracts and combating "xenophobia" against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are small potatoes as federal policies.  Not so, perhaps, with the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing initiative, started under former President Barack Obama, repealed under former President Donald Trump and now due for spirited revival.  The idea is for the feds to reverse local zoning laws and plant low-income housing in suburbs deemed insufficiently diverse.

Racial Equity, Equality, and the Bureaucrats' Charter.  Reading one of the first new presidential executive orders — titled "Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government" — was for me a depressing experience. [...] The order begins with the words, "Equal opportunity is the bedrock of American democracy."  This at best is a half-truth depending very much on the meaning attached to the concept of equality of opportunity. [...] In short, the order is a symptom of what Thomas Sowell called "the search for cosmic justice," the demand that existence be made fair in every respect, a search that, if taken seriously, can lead only to a totalitarian hell.  The term "people of color" appears in the order, as if all people who aren't of European descent have something in common transcending all other differences between them.  This is revealing, for the only thing they can possibly have in common is that they are oppressed by those people of European descent from whom they are distinguished.  This isn't only obvious nonsense, but is a deeply racialized view of the world.

Joe Biden: 'We Have Never Fully Lived Up to the Founding Principles of This Nation'.  President Joe Biden told Americans on Tuesday[1/26/2021] that they had "never fully lived up to the founding principles of this nation." Biden was speaking at the White House on the occasion of signing four executive orders that, he claimed, would address racial "equity." [...] Biden did not explain why he believes Americans are not "treated equally" under the law, or who is mistreating them.  The Civil Right Act of 1964 has been in effect for nearly six decades — only slightly longer than Biden's own political career.  The idea that America has never lived up to its founding principles was a repeated theme throughout Biden's presidential campaign.

Impeach Harriet Tubman.  Now that Joe Biden is in the White House, Democrats are once again on the march, this time to put abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.  They don't actually know very much about Harriet Tubman, but she was Black, and Democrats desperately want to put somebody Black on our money.  So here she comes.  I say they don't know very much about Ms. Tubman because Democrats announced this on the same day that Democrats sent a procession of House Managers over to the Senate to deliver an Article of Impeachment against former President Trump.  They are charging him with "inciting insurrection."  If Democrats want to impeach someone for inciting insurrection, they could start with Harriet Tubman.  She was one of the major planners of the attempt to take over and occupy the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859.  Seventeen people were killed in that action.  The leader, John Brown, was charged with treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia, murder, and inciting insurrection.  He and six others were convicted and executed for their roles in the attack.  Had she not fallen ill shortly before the attack, Harriet Tubman might well have been among those captured and executed.

Democrats' Version of Unity Means 'Us against Them'.  [Scroll down]  Politicians and political activists love to muddy the water.  As such, they take advantage of the situation by offering a wrong diagnosis and even worse solutions.  "Your suffering," they say, "is because of the injustice committed by another group of people."  There are villains out there, those who are different from you.  Having preached that wrong diagnosis, they then come up with a cunning solution:  to give power to crooked politicians.  The result?  The problem still exists and may even be getting worse, but the crooked politicians stay in power for decades with lavish lifestyles.

Biden Admin Embraces 'Racial Equity' Ideology in Slew of Executive Action Announcements.  The incoming Biden administration has announced a series of executive actions that open the door for instituting the quasi-Marxist critical theory across the federal government.  President Joe Biden would sign documents to "launch a whole-of-government initiative to advance racial equity," his transition team said in a Jan. 20 release.  Equity means equality of outcome, a concept tied to the critical theories that slice up society into identity groups based on race, gender, sexual proclivities, and others, while positing which groups are oppressed and which are the oppressors, similarly to how Marxism labels people as oppressors or the oppressed based on class.  "The president-elect will sign an Executive Order beginning the work of embedding equity across federal policymaking and rooting out systemic racism and other barriers to opportunity from federal programs and institutions," the release said.

First Duty of the Press:  Make It About Race.  Even after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, the media felt the need to pile up the false accusations.  Their first order of business was to turn it into a story about race.  The Trump riot has as little to do with race as any story in 21st-century America.  COVID, immigration, tax cuts, the stimulus — I could come up with a racial angle for any of those.  Your assignment:  Make the siege at the Capitol a story primarily about race relations.  You, a normal person, one week later: I'm stumped.  But to our media, the main point to be made about the riot was:  Can you imagine what would have happened if black people had done that?

What Changed?  Kamala Harris Suddenly Introduced As 'Asian American' AND 'African American'.  Is Kamala Harris "African American" or "Asian American"? I guess it depends on who they're trying to win over.  When they were in campaign mode, she was touted as the first "African American" VP candidate in order to get more votes from minority communities.  However, Amy Klobuchar just introduced her as the first "African American, Asian American" VP.

AOC said she avoided 'extraction points' during Capitol storm because she feared 'white supremacist members of Congress would disclose her location so she could get hurt or kidnapped'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) expressed concern that her own colleagues in Congress might have shared her location to the mob of fanatic Trump supporters while they were storming the Capitol last Wednesday.  Ocasio-Cortez's remarks comes as other Democrats have sounded off on the possibility that some GOP members of the Congress abetted the rioters as they stormed the building.  Lawmakers were instructed to head for a designated 'extraction point' to seek protection from the chaos, but AOC asserted that that wasn't really an option 'because there were QAnon and white-supremacist sympathizers and, frankly, white-supremacist members of Congress in that extraction point who I know and who I have felt would disclose my location and would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt, kidnapped, et cetera.'

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Actual "white supremacists" are extremely rare in this country.  I've known a lot of rednecks, and I've only run across a couple of people who might have been white supremacists, back in the 20th century.  I suspect most people like that are in prison or dead.  But if such a person still exists, he or she generally keeps his feelings private.  It is difficult to imagine that an actual white supremacist would be elected to Congress.  Yet, nobody seems to object when AOC claims there are "white-supremacist sympathizers and, frankly, white-supremacist members of Congress."

St. Paul to form reparations commission for descendants of slaves.  The city of St. Paul apologized for its role in institutional racism on Wednesday and agreed to form a new commission to study reparations for Black residents whose ancestors were enslaved.  The City Council voted 7-0 to form the St. Paul Recovery Act Community Reparations Commission as a way to promote racial healing.  The resolution creating the commission also apologizes for slavery at Fort Snelling and the destruction of St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood in the 1950s.  Council Member Jane Prince, the resolution's lead sponsor on the council, partnered with Trahern Crews, co-chairman of the Green Party of the United States who heads up its national reparations working group.

More about reparations for slavery.

To help heal racial wounds, Black national anthem would become America's hymn under proposal.  U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., wants a song about faith and resilience long revered in the Black community to become the national hymn and help toward uniting the country after centuries of racial turmoil.  Clyburn, the House majority whip, plans to introduce a measure as early as this week that would make "Lift Every Voice and Sing," known as the Black national anthem, the national hymn and give it a special place alongside the country's anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."  "To make it a national hymn, I think, would be an act of bringing the country together.  It would say to people, 'You aren't singing a separate national anthem, you are singing the country's national hymn," said Clyburn, the highest-ranking Black American in Congress.  "The gesture itself would be an act of healing.  Everybody can identify with that song."

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I suppose you're going to tell me that if I don't go along with this plan, I'm a racist.  But if someone concocts a "black national anthem," specifically and exclusively for the benefit of blacks, then who's the racist?  And if some Congressman demands that we replace our 200-year-old National Anthem with this specious claptrap, is that really "an act of healing?"

Something missing?  Biden's priorities to re-open 'Black, Latino, Asian, Native American, women-owned businesses'.  Joe Biden plans to help small businesses hard-hit by COVID with federal funds, but apparently only if those establishments fit within the parameters of identity politics, a philosophy which itself is a priority for Democrats.  Reading off a teleprompter, Biden explained that "Our focus will be on small businesses on Main Street that aren't wealthy and well connected that are facing real economic hardships through no fault of their own.  Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American-owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and rebuild.  "But we're gonna make a concerted effort to help small businesses in low-income communities, in big cities, small towns, rural communities that have faced systemic barriers to relief," he added in a video clip on the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition Twitter feed.

Twenty-First Century Rules for Revolutionaries.  #1: Inertia is fatal to a revolutionary movement.  The overtures of the late 60s movement are eerily similar to what is happening today.  The problem for leftists was that, back then, the revolution centered around the anti-Vietnam War Movement.  Once peace came, the revolution's impetus died out.  The 2008 Occupy Wall St Movement had the zeal, but cold winter months in New York were not conducive to this type of protest.  The lesson:  choose your cause carefully.  Today's cause célèbre is "systemic racism" and its offshoots.  Racism can be recycled perpetually.  Recently, for example, the Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, declared racism to be a public health crisis.

Instead Of Unity, Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Chose Divisive Lies.  In the aftermath of one of the worst days in modern American history — when violent rioters stormed the US Capitol building — President-elect Joe Biden [...] said that "a group of Black Lives Matter" protesters would have been "treated very, very differently," and that "we all know that's true."  Joe Biden called the difference between how police treated Trump rioters versus Black Lives Matter protesters "unacceptable."  Kamala Harris took this statement one step further by presenting the appalling actions of the rioters as being demonstrative of a wider issue, "a justice system that does not work equally for all."  Setting aside the unbelievable irony that Joe Biden — the author of the 1994 crime bill — and Kamala Harris — a former District Attorney and Attorney General who has jailed more black people than nearly any other American citizen — are assigned authority on "criminal justice reform," it's crucial that we reject these statements for what they are:  racist, inflammatory garbage.  The narrative that the "white pro-Trump rioters" who stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. were treated "better" than "Black Lives Matter protesters" is simply untrue.  Police clashed violently with rioters on January 6th.  One police officer tragically lost his life, and one rioter — an unarmed white woman — was shot and killed.

Hilarious: MSNBC's Al Sharpton Repeatedly Insists He's 'Nonpartisan'.  During MSNBC's live coverage of the Georgia Senate runoff election, race hustler and longtime PoliticsNation host Al Sharpton reveled in the possible victories of Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock by insisting that he and his fellow civil rights activists are "nonpartisan" individuals concerned about the direction of the country.  Former liberal Republican-turned-leftist and MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace introduced Sharpton by insisting that the election has not only hinged on "issues of...race" and "issues of identity," but also "how extraordinarily disciplined the candidates on the Democratic side have been."

Of Merit and Melanin:  Identity Politics and the Balkanization of America.  Identity Politics strips away the idea that we are all Americans first.  It places race, religion, creed, sexuality, and most importantly, skin pigmentation at the forefront of one's identity.  It maintains that America is a horrible place, filled with racists, sexists, and xenophobes, and is, in fact, the source of most of the world's problems.  This is a reversion to tribalism.  It repudiates everything that America stands for and could ultimately have catastrophic consequences.

Democrats Unleash Their Inner-Racism.  Race has always been an effective weapon for Democrats.  The party of slavery became the party of Ku Klux Klan, became the party of segregation, became the party of Jim Crow, became... the party of tolerance?  No.  In the name of "tolerance," Democrats have brought about segregated graduation, school dances, and college housing.  The circle is complete.  It'd be easier and faster to list things Democrats haven't made into a race issue than it would be to list what they haven't.  The latter consists mostly of the failed policies they've implemented in the cities they've controlled for generations, and they're only on the list because the complete economic collapse of those places can only be blamed on their actions.  If you wanted to condemn a race of people to a life of poverty and crime, you'd be hard-pressed to find a way to do it more effectively than Democrats have.

Jamaal Bowman calls capitalism 'slavery,' says Dems should follow 'Squad,' not Obama.  As he prepares to enter Congress in the new year, Rep.-elect Jamaal Bowman said in a new interview that he believes capitalism is "slavery by another name."  Bowman (D-NY), who ousted longtime Rep. Eliot Engel in a bruising primary battle, made the remarks while speaking Monday [11/21/2020] to The Root, an African American-focused news organization.  The incoming congressman, whose future district includes parts of Yonkers and Scarsdale, began by making his case that the Democratic Party is ripe for a makeover.

'Vote Reparations': Law School Prof Says Black Ballots Should Count Twice.  In case you haven't figured it out yet, so-called "social justice" efforts aren't aimed at righting ongoing wrongs of "systemic" inequality and racism because they don't exist.  Rather, those efforts are designed to enact official policies aimed at achieving vengeance against white people in America for things literally none of them have done to persons of color, ever.  Accepting that will help you understand such blatantly racist 'recommendations' that are supposedly designed to bring about 'equality,' when really they're just designed to cancel out the white majority (many of whom already vote with the left as it is).  Writing in the leftist bible The Nation, Brandon Hasbrouck, an assistant professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, actually proposed allowing black votes to count twice as a means of enacting "vote reparations."  Not even kidding.

He isn't kidding.  This isn't satire.
The Votes of Black Americans Should Count Twice.  Black votes in this country are worth less than white votes.  Joe Biden won the Electoral College because Black voters in Atlanta, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia turned out in significant numbers.  But even with overwhelming Black support — 94 percent of Detroit voted for Biden! — the outcomes in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania were worryingly close.  One core problem is the Electoral College.  Wyoming, which has just 580,000 residents and is 93 percent white, gets three electors because of its two senators and one representative in the House.  By comparison, Georgia's Fifth Congressional District — which includes Atlanta, has 710,000 residents, and is 58 percent Black — has no dedicated electors or senators and can only occasionally overcome the mostly white and conservative votes from elsewhere in the state.  This devaluation of Black votes allows our political system to ignore Black lives, and the consequences are devastating.

The Editor says...
Incremental changes made by the left can only go in one direction.  If black voters are allowed to vote twice next year, they will never be restricted to a single vote ever again.  And as soon as the rest of the country gets used to the idea, the black voters will be allowed to vote three times each.  Then four.  Then, why not ten?  After that, why not allow only blacks to vote?

The American Left Has Now Fully Embraced Racism.  There is no issue more important to the future and soul of our nation right now than the leftist bigotry threatening the very concept of what it means to be an American.  On the medical side, Dr. Harald Schmidt, a supposed expert on ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, told the New York Times that essential workers, not the elderly, should be the first to receive COVID-19 vaccines.  His reason?  "Older populations are whiter," he told the publication.  "Society is structured in a way that enables them to live longer.  Instead of giving additional health benefits to those who already had more of them, we can start to level the playing field a bit."  To be clear, the term "level the playing field" here means allowing people to die because of the color of their skin.  What's amazing about this is that just months ago to even question the efficacy of lockdowns meant to stop the spread of COVID-19 was met with accusations that one was killing grandma.  Now, it doesn't matter because grandma is probably white.

Here's What Warnock Said When He Praised Farrakhan Back in 2013.  Back in 2013, Georgia senatorial candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock praised Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam.  His response came after a member of the church asked about the role the Nation of Islam has on the Black community and whether the "Black church" was having the same attendance issues that "mainstream white church and synagogues" were having.  Although the Nation of Islam has a large Black population, Warnock said their attendance is far smaller than churches and synagogues.  "Its voice has been important even for the development of Black theology because it was the Black Muslims who challenged Black preachers and said, 'You're promulgating ... the White man's religion.  That's a slave religion.  You're telling people to focus on Heaven; meanwhile, they're catching hell,'" Warnock explained.  "We've needed the witness of the Nation of Islam, in a real sense, to put a fire under us and keep us honest about the meaning of the proclamation coming from our pulpits."

Warnock: U.S. Senators 'Gangsters and Thugs' Who Aimed to 'Kill Children'.  Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock described members of the U.S. Senate as "gangsters and thugs" whose votes for a 2017 tax cut exposed their willingness to "kill children."  The remarks, which have not previously been reported, may provide another opening for Warnock's Republican opponent, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who has worked to portray him as a "radical liberal."  Warnock, a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, has come under fire for other controversial statements, including his praise for Rev. Jeremiah Wright's [...] speech, his condemnation of Israel, which he likened to apartheid South Africa, and his claim that "America needs to repent for its worship of whiteness."

Sharpton: Texas Election Lawsuit 'Clear Racist Attempt to Disenfranchise Black Voters'.  MSNBC host Al Sharpton said on MSNBC's "The ReidOut" that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the 17 state attorneys general and Republican lawmakers who support his lawsuit to contest the presidential election results of four battleground states were involved in "a clear racist attempt to disenfranchise black voters."  Anchor Joy Reid said, "This is nothing short to me of white nationalism in action in our political system.  It's anti-democracy."  She added, "They are only going after cities where the prominent black voters and saying that is where the fraud is.  It's a direct war against Black voters."

The Editor says...
[#1] Only at that point did the writer get around to mentioning what Al Sharpton said, which was the main point of the article, according to the headline.  [#2] If there ever was "a direct war against Black voters," you'd know it.

Democrats fight over who should serve as Biden's Agriculture Secretary as influential party members push for black Congresswoman to be picked.  A fight is breaking out among Democrats over who Joe Biden should pick to be his Secretary of Agriculture.  The president-elect has yet to appoint the person who will head up the Agriculture Department, which oversees various agencies including the United States Forest Service, the United States Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the Food Stamp Program.  South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn — who is widely seen as playing a crucial role in Biden's Democratic primary victory — told The New York Times on Thursday that Biden should name Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to the powerful position.

The Editor says...
Pre-selecting the race and gender of an employee before reviewing the candidates' qualifications is racism and sexism.  Some people call it "affirmative action," if it precludes white males, but it's still racism and sexism.

Fighting Words.  Since race is the principal weapon wielded by Democrats, this is most evident in their claim that there is "systemic racism" in America, which needs to be rooted out even if it means destroying the very foundations of law and order.  When two Republican canvassers refused to certify the election result in Detroit — a city once the richest in America but now mainly black and poor thanks to fifty-nine years of misrule by Democrats — they were accused of "systemic racism."  This charge and the accompanying threats by the Democrat mob were so intimidating the two withdrew their objections.  But if there was in fact election fraud in Detroit, to object to it is not by any stretch of the imagination "systemic racism."  To believe otherwise is to believe that black people, due to their skin color, are incapable of committing election fraud.  How racist is that?  "Systemic racism" is an assertion made reflexively by Democrats that is never accompanied by evidence.  For good reason.  Systemic racism has been outlawed in America since the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  If there were actual instances of systemic racism in 2020, there would be lawsuits — plenty of them. [...] You never hear of massive lawsuits over systemic racism, because "systemic racism" is a myth.  The myth lives because it is an indispensable weapon wielded by Democrats to advance their anti-democratic agendas and quests for power.

Demand on Biden:  Hispanic group insists on Latino quota in his Cabinet.  A leading Hispanic group said Tuesday that Joseph R. Biden, the presumptive president-elect, must name at least five Hispanics to his Cabinet in a nod to the diversity of the coalition that powered him in last week's election.  The demand by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials is a dramatic early marker in what is shaping up to be a nasty fight among branches of the Democratic coalition over who will occupy positions of power with a new administration.  NALEO President Ricardo Lara said that in addition to the Cabinet posts, the group wants a Hispanic quota for the more than 4,000 political appointees in a Biden administration.  Given the economic situation, the coronavirus crisis and other pressing needs, the community needs to have a significant voice, he said.

The Left's Civility Claptrap.  Joe Biden's campaigns have rested on the most rancid racial politics.  In 2020, he routinely accused his opponent of racism and support for white supremacism, drawing on nothing but his own libelous twisting of Trump's words after the rioting in Charlottesville.  In 2012, Biden had accused Republicans of planning to put blacks "back in chains."  His venom came out also on non-racial matters.  He once called opponents of gay marriage the "dregs of society."  In the Senate, he habitually hurled dirty charges, becoming the father of Borking.  But now Biden's thoughts turn to civility.  He promises to lead us out of a "grim era of demonization."  Biden is not the first Democrat to peddle this claptrap.  Indeed, it is a standard hypocrisy of Democrats:  out of power, they extol incivility; once they regain power, they denounce it. [...] "Civility" to the Left is simply a tool of propaganda with which to secure docility from the people.  But liberals have never felt the slightest need to practice it themselves, much less adhere to any moral system that would require it.

As Democrats Divide, Stacey Abrams Declares 'Identity Politics' Future Of Party.  Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Wednesday declared "identity politics" the future of the Democratic Party.  The racial, gender, and sexuality politics of the hard Left, according to Abrams, are "exactly" who the Democrat Party is and how they "won" in 2020, despite a lackluster performance in the House of Representatives.  "The notion of identity politics has been peddled for the past 10 years and it's been used as a dog whistle to say we shouldn't pay too much attention to the voices coming into progress," Abrams said at the Center for American Progress' Ideas Conference, adding, "I would argue that identity politics is exactly who we are and it's exactly how we won."  Abrams argued identity politics have "brought new folks to the process" for the Democrats, despite President Donald Trump making major gains with minority communities this election cycle.  A "failure to focus on racial differences would give minority voters the impression 'they have no reason to engage and no reason to show up,'" she asserted, according to The Hill.

The Editor says...
Apparently Ms. Abrams believes that minorities think about race all the time, to the exclusion of all other issues, and racial strife is their only reason to vote.  What a dismal view of the world!

Joe Biden, Candidate of Lies.  [Scroll down]  Unfortunately, Biden's willingness to use race as a cudgel to achieve political power has a long history.  For years, Biden huddled with segregationist Democrats when he thought it suited his Senate career.  Then, as Barack Obama's vice president, he switched sides to become a full-on racially obsessed agitator, constantly assailing our country as systemically racist.  In fact, Biden's tenure as vice president oversaw a marked deterioration in race relations in America, in no small part because he and his boss regularly inflamed racial division.  Polling tells the tale.  When Biden took office as vice president in 2008, fully 66 percent of Americans regarded race relations as good, according to New York Times/CBS News polling.  But by the time Biden left the White House eight years later, the popular assessment had flipped, with 69 percent of Americans reporting race relations as poor.  So much for Biden as a "healer."

Shakedown:
Black Lives Matter Pens Letter To Joe Biden And Kamala Harris: 'We Want Something For Our Vote'.  The leader of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation recently wrote a letter addressed to "President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris" requesting a meeting to discuss the organization's expectations and priorities.  BLM co-founder and executive director Patrisse Cullors said members are "relieved that the Trump era in government is coming to a close," adding, "As we celebrate his electoral demise, we also know that his political exit does not ensure an end to the intolerable conditions faced by Black people in America."

The Editor says...
My next-door neighbors are black.  If they face "intolerable conditions" I can't tell it from here.  The blacks who do live in bad neighborhoods are stuck there, either because of a lifetime of bad decisions, or because they consistently vote for lying, baby-killing Democrats, who promise to clean up their cities but never do.

Democrat Raphael Warnock Repeatedly Praised Jeremiah Wright, Marxism.  Georgia Senate Democrat candidate Raphael Warnock has praised the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright on many occasions and praised Marxism as a way to "teach the black church."  During the 2008 presidential election, Warnock appeared on Fox News to defend Wright after it was discovered that then-presidential candidate Barack Obama had close ties to the reverend.  Warnock hopes to unseat Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) during the January Senate runoff election.  During his March 2008 appearance on Fox News, he told host Greta Van Susteren that Wright's legacy as a pastor was "social transformation that's been the hallmark of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's ministry."

Countering 'You Ain't Black' with the Facts.  When comedienne Chelsea Handler noticed a pro-Trump tweet posted by her ex-flame 50 Cent, she became apoplectic and launched a bizarre social media crusade to change his mind.  Dripping condescension, she asked if he knew what his race was and insulted his intelligence, saying if he's black he can't vote Trump. [...] Her inability to accept that a black might support Trump is of a piece with presidential candidate Joe Biden's comment to radio host Charlamagne tha God:  "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."  Like many liberals in the public sphere, Handler insists that American blacks should assert race über alles, and their candidate choice should be monolithic and unidimensional — Democratic, that is — based solely on loyalty to the color of their skin.  The false equation "black = Democratic" has long been taken for granted by the Democrats, who conflate blacks' allegiance to their party with being true to their race.

Looking for Racism.  Liberals are expanding the definition of racism to silence their political opponents and justify their expansive claims on power. [...] Liberals have thus found a powerful weapon in critical race theory, whereby they view society's problems through the lens of race and presume structural racism.  Starting with the disparate impact theory — which can identify racism even in the absence of intent — liberals have now expanded racism to include microaggressions individuals are not even aware they are committing because of implicit bias.  Rather than first eliminating the far more real and harmful effects of explicit bias, proponents claim a majority of Americans evidence inherent bias.  Shifting the focus from the evil acts of individual racists, liberals now assign culpability to society at large and millions of unwitting Americans.  They've even changed the definition of racism to include recently lauded behaviors (e.g., rewarding effort in a meritocracy), allowing liberals to keep their political opponents in a constant defensive crouch and demand increasingly intrusive remedies such as reparations, mandatory corporate training sessions, and repressive speech codes.

The Police Defunding Foundation Behind Kamala Harris.  [Scroll down]  When Maya Harris, Kamala's sister and a close advisor, was chosen to head the ACLU of Northern California, [Quinn] Delaney made the announcement as the chair of its board of directors.  The head of the Akonadi Foundation, Lateefah Simon, is a close friend of Kamala's.  The two women have campaigned for each other and Kamala has been described as Lateefah's mentor.  Delaney and Jordan don't just donate to candidates:  they finance radical leftist causes.  Proposition 16, the push to legalize racial discrimination using affirmative action in California, was financed by millions of dollars from them.  But their biggest vehicle was the Akonadi Foundation named after an African goddess.  Fueled by critical race theory, the Akonadi Foundation declared that it was out to stop "structural racism" which it defined as the "privileges associated with whiteness".  Quinn Delaney is white.  Her son, TMG Fresh, enjoys a privilege that not only includes two mansions, but also blonde cornrows, and rapping, "let me give you some advice, it might just save your life" and "that's called cappin where I'm from".  Where he's from is a suburban mansion in the Bay Area where they call that appropriation.  But the Akonadi Foundation has poured millions into pro-crime projects, critical race theory agitprop, and radical Marxist groups interlinked with the racist Black Lives Matter movement.  Akonadi boss Lateefah Simon is not only closely connected to Kamala, but she also serves as an advisor to Governor Newsom.  And Newsom appointed her to a task force on "police reform".  Simon, who also serves as BART's board president, pushed a move to defund the police by shifting money from officers on the transit system to "unarmed ambassadors".  When her attacks on police officers were criticised, she falsely accused a board director of racism.

Pandering: Biden Campaign Launches a 'Rap Ad' Aimed at Blacks.  The Biden-Harris campaign on Tuesday dropped a new ad called "Ultimate Rap League Biden GOTV" featuring rappers DNA and Charlie Clips.  It's clear the intention of the ad is to pander to Black Americans in hopes of getting them to vote for the Democratic ticket.  "You know why I don't vote?  Because, as a black man, I just feel like there's no hope.  Our president telling us for people to go back to 'China,' taking the coronavirus as a joke, and that's the part that frightens me," Clips explained.  "When you choose the president it's supposed to be a knock out, then why doesn't this situation enticen me?  If you got the answers to get me out this dark path, my brotha, enlighten me."  DNA explained that under a Biden-Harris administration homeownership would be obtainable for Blacks.  He also said that Blacks can't favor Obamacare but then vote for Trump.

Biden's Self-serving Lies.  Yesterday (October 13), The New York Post outed yet another self-serving Joe Biden lie.  Biden recently claimed that when he was a teenager, he regularly attended church services at the (black) Union Baptist Church in Wilmington, Delaware.  Biden has claimed he did this because he identified with blacks' struggle for Civil Rights, so he became a Civil Rights organizer at this church.  But people from the church deny that it ever happened.  Biden stated this lie to a crowd of parishioners at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in South Carolina on Jan. 20, telling them that on Sunday mornings, he'd first go to the 8 A.M. Catholic Mass and then went to Reverend Herring's church to help them organize their Civil Rights plans.  He said, "I got my education, for real, in the black church, and that's not hyperbole.  It's a fact." [...] But it simply isn't true.  Congregants and a longtime assistant to Herring at the prominent black church said they never remembered Biden attending as he claimed and said he met Herring as an adult.

Biden Caught in Another Lie in Desperate Bid for Black Votes.  Politicians love to show how much they identify with the average voter.  It's part of their schtick to drop names and act the role of a glad-handing drinking buddy.  For Democrats, especially, the working-class persona is much coveted on the campaign trail.  But Biden has continuously lied about his past.  He claims to have been the first in his family to go to college.  He claims his father worked in a coal mine.  And on and on. [...] Lying politicians are a given.  But fabricating an entire past is virtually unheard of.  Joe Biden apparently lies as easily about his past as he does about his agenda.  And that spells trouble for America if he's elected.

How California Is Turning Into a State Governed by Identity Politics.  If you thought racial identity politics were just a fleeting flirtation of the radical left, California's new laws suggest otherwise.  On Sept. 30, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into state law a bill setting up a nine-member board to study the amount of reparations that should be owed to black people for slavery and Jim Crow. [...] But that's hardly the only racially divisive law California has passed this year, since the Legislature convened in a coronavirus-racked session in June.  The same day, Newsom signed a bill to establish diversity quotas on corporate boards for racial minorities.  Corporations with between four and nine board members will now be required to have at least two racial minorities, while corporations with more than nine board members will be required to have at least three represented.

NYT's Astor:  Literally Any Criticism of Kamala Is Racist and Sexist.  After Wednesday's [10/7/2020] vice-presidential debate, the press was full of defensive accusations against Vice President Mike Pence for his alleged "mansplaining" behavior against Joe Biden's running mate Kamala Harris.  The New York Times in particular has made that particular Harris-as-victim trope a central theme of its campaign coverage, desperately turning every conservative argument against Harris into proof of her opponents' underlying racism and sexism.

Donald Trump to Rush Limbaugh:  When We Are Beating the Left They Call Us Racist.  President Donald Trump on Friday [10/9/2020] defended himself and his supporters against allegations that they were "racist."  Trump spoke about the left during a virtual radio rally with talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh on Friday, in response to a question from a listener.  "When we are beating them they have nothing else to fall back on but the word racist," he said.  "It means that when you're winning [...], they have nothing else to say, they call you a racist and this has been going on for decades."

Are Americans Tired of Being Called 'Racist' Yet?  What is "racism," and why do Democrats so relentlessly accuse Americans of it?  It is necessary to put scare-quotes around "racism" nowadays, because the word has been quite nearly stripped of meaning by its constant overuse as a political epithet.  Depending on the context, sometimes "racist" is merely a synonym for white person (which seems to be the message of Robin DiAngelo and other proponents of Critical Race Theory), but during election season in the United States, it seems that "racist" is synonymous with Republican.  It is this purely partisan definition of "racist" that former First Lady Michelle Obama demonstrated this week in a remarkable 26-minute video campaign ad for Joe Biden.  Mrs. Obama heaped praise on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement as "an overwhelmingly peaceful movement for racial solidarity."  In fact, BLM is an avowedly Marxist revolutionary organization that has inspired the murder of police officers and incited violent riots nationwide.  Of course, anyone who points out this fact is immediately subject to denunciation as a "racist," and the purpose of Mrs. Obama's video was to point the finger at President Trump.

Michelle Obama:  Trump and Allies Are 'Stoking Fears about Black and Brown Americans'.  Former first lady Michelle Obama offered a closing argument on behalf of Joe Biden (D) on Tuesday, telling viewers in a 24-minute speech that "our country is in chaos because of a president who isn't up to the job" and whose administration and allies are "stoking fears about Black and Brown Americans."  Obama delivered an impassioned 24-minute speech to the American people, pleading with them to support the former vice president, who she described as an experienced leader who "understands the struggles of everyday folks" and has the ability to end the "chaos" across the country.

Michelle Obama calls Donald Trump 'racist' as she pleads with undecided voters.  Joe Biden's campaign released a slashing video endorsement by Michelle Obama Tuesday where the former first lady denounces President Trump as 'racist' and says he 'isn't up to the job.'  'Racism, fear, division — these are powerful weapons and they can destroy this nation if we don't deal with them head on,' she says in the 24-minute video, called a 'closing argument,' where she speaks directly to the camera.  'Let's be honest, right now our country is in chaos because of a president who isn't up to the job,' says the popular former first lady, who also delivered an emotional pitch for Biden by video at the Democratic National Convention.

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[#1] She "speaks directly to the camera" because that's where the teleprompter is.  [#2] Here's an example of "a president who isn't up to the job."

Why Do Republicans Fall for the White Supremacy Trap?  As his opening gambit, Wallace asked Trump a question fully irrelevant to the state of the nation:  "Are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia groups?"  "Sure," replied Trump.  The questioning should have ended there, but when Wallace persisted, Trump made the appropriate rejoinder, "Sure, I'm prepared to do it, but I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing, not from the right wing.  I'm willing to do anything, I want to see peace."  Instead of exploring the incessant left-wing violence that has crippled any number of cities, Wallace and Biden tag-teamed Trump into an ambiguous declaration about the Proud Boys, a curiously interracial, right-wing group 90 percent of the audience had previously not heard of, including possibly the president.

Exactly what one would expect from the KKK:
Left Targets Barrett For Adopting Black Children.  [Scroll down]  The fact that Amy Barrett has adopted two black kids makes her a "white colonizer," according to Mr. Kendi of BU.  But if adopting a black child (two, in Barrett's case) makes Barrett a "white colonizer", whose goal was to have "'civilized' these 'savage' children in the 'superior' ways of White people" — then, quite effectively if unknowingly, Kendi has just accused Madonna, Jane Fonda, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Mariska Hargitay, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Sandra Bullock and all the rest on The Root's list of the same.  To state the obvious — except to Mr. Kendi — not one of the celebs deserves to be attacked like this any more than does Amy Coney Barrett.  Suffice to say, unless Kendi or anyone else comes forward with news to the contrary, one can easily believe that all the white celebrities on this list adopted their black kids for the same reason Amy Barrett did — to love them.  The real lesson here?  In the now budding drive to bork Amy Coney Barrett, nothing is off the table.

Race Hustler Al Sharpton Singles Out Barrett Children This Way.  If you thought liberal journalists and hosts were ugly to Brett Kavanaugh, you haven't seen anything yet.  Minutes after Donald Trump finished nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, MSNBC speculated on secret coded messages the President was sending to racists.  If that wasn't enough, race hustler Al Sharpton even disgustingly singled out Barrett's children.  Using the nominee's two adopted Black children as some sort of prop, Sharpton sneered, "Not to mention, that was the least diverse audience I've ever seen in around announcement like this.  I looked around — I was glad her two kids did come out, I couldn't find too many other people of color in that audience."

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Race means everything to a race hustler.  Taking an inventory of black faces in a crowd, and then griping about the results on TV, is pathetic and insipid.

Andrew Cuomo is playing with racial fire.  With children being shot down in the streets all across New York — a by-product of statewide double-digit increases in gun homicides — you'd think Gov. Cuomo would be too humbled to lecture Kentucky about murder.  Not so.  Humble ain't his thing, don't you know?  Arrogance is another matter.  The governor has raised that to an art form — most recently taking time out from his coronavirus-death nursing-home deflections to hector Louisville on its handling of the Breonna Taylor shooting case.  And, in the process, offering an imprimatur-in-advance to those who believe that rioting, robbery — and even shooting cops — is a justifiable response to controversial policing.  "Breonna Taylor's death was murder," Cuomo declaimed Thursday [9/24/2020], with his customary degree of subtlety and reflection — which is to say, none.

Revolution 2020.  [Scroll down]  The oligarchy is no more concerned about race than it is about education, or environmentalism, or sex, or anything else.  It is about yet more discretionary power in the hands of its members, for whom not all blacks (or women, or whatevers) are to be advantaged — only the ones who serve ruling class purposes.  In education, employment, and personnel management, co-opting compatible, non-threatening colleagues is the objective.  As Joseph Biden put it succinctly:  if you don't vote for him, "you ain't black."  A ruling class of ever-decreasing quality is a result.

Where was he in July?
Al Sharpton encourages demonstrators to keep protesting, but 'keep it nonviolent'.  Left-wing activist Al Sharpton had a "message" for social justice demonstrators who have been protesting after a Kentucky grand jury's decision on the case of Breonna Taylor.  The MSNBC host urged activists to "continue protesting" during an interview Thursday [9/24/2020] with anchor Hallie Jackson, but as downtown Louisville descended into a second night of protests, sometimes turning violent, Sharpton suggested that people keep the demonstrations "nonviolent."

Joe Biden:  Voters Don't Deserve to Know Whom I'd Appoint to Supreme Court.  Joe Biden told a Milwaukee television station on Monday that voters do not deserve to know whom he would appoint to the Supreme Court.  After acknowledging he has a list of potential nominees, Joe Biden told TMJ 4 he simply is not going to share it. [...] He admitted the first selection was based on race and gender:  a black woman.  But beyond that, he would not provide additional details.

Joe Biden's Supreme Court shortlist:  White people need not apply.  The United States is a diverse nation, and there's nothing wrong with wanting our government to include people from all walks of life and perspectives.  But in fashion sadly typical for today's Democratic Party, Joe Biden just responded to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with an extreme invocation of identity politics.  His regressive approach to filling her seat sabotages true diversity and progress.  Biden has explicitly made it clear that white women and men of all races need not apply for his Supreme Court shortlist.  "I'm looking forward to making sure there's a black woman on the Supreme Court," he said on the Democratic debate stage in February.  "I'd push very hard for that."

The Background of the "Harris-Biden" Ticket.  The Black Grievance Industry (BGI) is an assembly of two larger groups.  Group-one is the Black Lives Matter group, modern and extremist.  Group-two is the AME church network, more traditional and with a larger network.  The BLM group originated during the terms of the Obama administration.  The AME network has existed for many decades before. [...] Immediately before the South Carolina primary, Barack Obama (BLM network) and the traditional racial apparatus (AME network) realized they were about to lose control to Bernie Sanders.  Their response was to quickly coordinate a club move to swing the election away from the Sanders camp.  An urgent assembly of all party control officers was called.  The power brokers within the DNC Club designed a plan around using James Clyburn (AME network) as the official spark for Joe Biden to take back control of the primary outcome.  Former President Obama contacted all candidates and informed them when and how they would quit the race and fall-in-line behind Joe Biden.  James Clyburn was then triggered to initiate his endorsement and begin the rapid-fire process.  Within 48 hours all members of the club and candidates had their instructions and proceeded to follow-through on the plan.  They had no choice.  If they did not comply they would suffer the consequences of a fully aligned club hierarchy who would target them personally and financially.  The plan worked flawlessly.

The left isn't fighting against fascism, they are fighting FOR authoritarianism.  They claim that their political message transcends the law; that it allows them to control cities; that it allows them to destroy property; that it justifies their designs on canceling heretics; that it permits them to block roads, create no-go zones for non-rioters, prosecute those who stand against them while themselves avoiding persecution. [...] They decide what hate is; what racism is; who is unclean; who is deserving of both punishment and reverence.  They presume to control and police every narrative, and in that way, control and police every person.  They reduce you to your skin color, your "gender" — but mostly, to your politics:  individualism, respect for rule of law, constitutional order and the color-blind equanimity that comes with it — all of these things are reduced to the cancer of "whiteness."  "Systemic racism" is their empty catechism; it creates a Kafka trap in which you are defined by your original sin of birth, but you can neither receive absolution or forgiveness.

Every Card is the Race Card, But They're Not Playing with a Full Deck.  In 2020, there is no such apprehension, or even hesitation, from Democrats when it comes to infusing race into any argument.  There is no topic, no person, and no group that is off-limits.  There also seems to be a direct correlation between the weakness of their argument on a particular issue and the vociferousness with which the race card is played in defending it.  Voter ID laws, for instance, vary by state and apply equally along all racial lines; there is no evidence that such laws are racist.  But that did not stop Joe Biden from stating, "It's what these guys are all about, man.  Republicans don't want working-class people voting.  They don't want black folks voting."  No evidence, just the race card, and our leftwing/mainstream media did not even challenge him on his assertion.

Kamala Harris's embrace of Jacob Blake is the latest blow to #MeToo.  It's been quite a week for Kamala Harris.  In addition to promulgating anti-vaccination conspiracy theories about any coronavirus vaccine released during the Trump presidency, she met with the family of Jacob Blake, a man famous for fleeing from the police with his children in tow when he violated an existing restraining order after being charged with sexual assault.  Blake has been famously lionized by the Left after being shot by the police when officers tried to arrest him as he reached in his car (telling them after the shooting that he had a knife, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel).  Unlike the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, both of whom did not pose a semblance of deadly threats to officers and were preventable, it's unclear if any feasible policy change would have prevented Blake's shooting.  After all, Blake subverted multiple nonlethal attempts to subdue him, and by all available evidence, the police in question only resorted to shooting him when the officers had reasonable suspicion that he was reaching for a knife.

The Riot Party.  [Scroll down]  During the Rodney King riots even George H. W. Bush stated that "the rioters' grievances were justified and would be rectified by federal prosecutors."  During these years and throughout the years of the Great Society, Democratic members of Congress frequently warned that a failure to fund inner-city youth programs would result in "long, hot summers" — meaning summers of sustained riots, all caused by a refusal to extend the largesse of the welfare state to specially protected clients of the administrative state.  This rhetoric (or rather, this thinly disguised blackmail) was common among the Great Society supporters who sought to enlarge their reach and power by any means.  Maxine Waters, Congresswoman from Los Angeles and now a prominent supporter of BLM and Antifa, referred to the Rodney King riots at the time as a "rebellion," implying that they were a justified reaction of the black community against the endemic injustice of white supremacy that dominates American society.

The Democrats Pick the Criminal.  On Aug. 23, 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a black man, was shot seven times in the back by a white police officer.  The original video, which only included the last moments of the incident, gave no context for the incident.  But further video and police reports made clear what happened. [...] There was an open warrant on Blake for third-degree felony sexual assault; the alleged victim is the woman who dialed 911, and she apparently had a restraining order against Blake. [...] Upon arriving at the scene, the police attempted to effectuate an arrest.  Blake resisted.  He apparently got one of the officers in a headlock and resisted two separate uses of a stun gun.  He then disobeyed officer commands, walked around to the driver's side of an SUV and reached inside.  A knife was found on the driver's side floorboards.  This is the definition of a justified shoot, by all available evidence.  Yet Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris have chosen to side with an alleged rapist and against police officers attempting to do their job.

The left's awkward lionization of Jacob Blake.  When we first learned that Kenosha resident Jacob Blake was offering his first interviews and sending out video messages from the hospital after being shot by the police in Kenosha, I noted a somewhat fawning tone to the media coverage he was getting.  This left me wondering about the other people involved in his story, particularly the alleged victims of his past criminal behavior. [...] Judging by the thousands of combined retweets and likes that message received, I didn't seem to be the only one raising these nagging questions.  None of these issues slowed down the rest of our major media outlets, however.

By Hailing Jacob Blake As A Hero, Democrats Have Marginalized His Alleged Rape And Abuse Victim.  Kamala Harris is the latest high-profile Democrat to meet with and pay homage to Jacob Blake and his family.  After speaking with them for an hour, Harris gushed to reporters that Blake Sr., known for ranting about "Jews" and "crackers" on social media, and Blake Jr., accused of drunkenly abusing a woman over the course of several years before finally breaking into her house and raping her, are "incredible."  Blake family attorney Benjamin Crump, a man for whom the term "ambulance chaser" was invented, issued a press release after the visit, providing more details about the kumbaya session. [...] Now would be a good time to remind ourselves why Blake Jr. finds himself in a position where he must "work through his pain."

Joe Biden Tries to Cancel Thomas Edison.  A Joe Biden terrified that the African-American vote is slipping away from the party of pandering made an absurd claim during a rare day trip from his basement bunker to Kenosha, Wisconsin.  At least his handlers were able to find and lead him to Wisconsin, which Hillary Clinton failed to do in 2016.  Biden had just finished a meeting with the family of Jacob Blake, the young African-American wanted on a felony warrant for sexual abuse shot after struggling with police.  As part of his portrayal of the Trump administration as oppressors of blacks and white people as guardians of systemic racism, even if it is Democrats who run the system where urban unrest is occurring, Biden decided to add another wrinkle — whites are stealing credit for African-American inventions.

Prof. Biden Claims 'a Black Man Invented the Light Bulb, Not a White Guy Named Edison.'.  Joe Biden, who claims he wants to fact-check Donald Trump in real time during the presidential debates, told a real whopper on Thursday during his visit to Kenosha.  "People fear that's, which, that which is different.  We gotta, for example, why [...] don't we teach history in history classes?  A black man invented the light bulb, not a white guy named Edison." Fact check:  False.  Make no mistake about it, Thomas Edison invented the light bulb.

Biden Meets With Antisemitic, Farrakhan-Loving Father Of Jacob Blake.  Jacob Blake Sr. — the father of a Jacob Blake, a black man who was shot four times by police in Kenosha, WI while violating a restraining order for felony sexual assault — is a giant antisemite, anti-Christian, and loves Islamic hate-preacher Louis Farrakhan.  And if you're Joe Biden looking to pander to 'woke' Democrats, you meet with said antisemite on Thursday in a bid to score political points over the now-paralyzed Blake Jr., whose shooting sparked violent riots in Kenosha and added gasoline to anti-police protests sweeping the country.  Blake Sr., a frequent CNN guest and presence at Black Lives Matter protests since the shooting, has a history of making bigoted comments over social media — which Biden apparently doesn't mind.

Biden to meet with Blake Sr who appears anti-Semitic, racist, anti-Christian.  Joe Biden is set to meet with Jacob Blake's father today.  Blake Sr. is a Farrakhan devotée.  He is also an anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, white hater.  Breitbart linked to tweets and copied memes posted by Blake Sr. over the course of years.  What does it say about Biden that he is meeting with him?  Blake is the father of the man shot and wounded in Kenosha by a police officer.  Blake Sr.'s social media posts, particularly on Facebook, reveal radical political views and extreme racist rhetoric.  On Instagram, where Blake Sr. appears to have had a much more limited presence, he posted a video about the Sep. 11, 2001 terror attacks:  "Man, I give a fuck about 9/11."  He went on to cite the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by police in Cleveland in 2014.

Biden's Intended Race on Race.  [Scroll down]  Fast-forward nine months later.  Biden and Harris are again sharing a stage.  This time, it is at the Democratic National Convention's closing; Harris is now Biden's running mate and Biden has just given his nomination acceptance speech.  Biden's speech told America all we needed to know about why Biden chose Harris — despite their acrimonious past — and where Biden intends to take his campaign over the next two months.  If Joe has his way, this will be a race on race.  His acceptance speech's first words, after "good evening," were "Ella Baker, a giant of the civil rights movement, left us with this wisdom:  Give people light and they will find a way.  Give people light, those are words for our time."  Having connected his campaign message with "light," he would use "light" repeatedly throughout his 25-minute address.  Although lacking specifics, his subliminal racial message was clear:  I am the anti-racist; if you are not with me, you are a racist or condone racism.

The Biden 2020 Message:  Republicans Are All Racists, Now Let's Unite!  The Joe Biden being presented to the public for election to the highest office in the land does not exist in reality.  The empathetic, benevolent grandpa story is cut from whole cloth and easily disputable by anyone with access to Google and a compulsion for honesty.  The latter rules out the mainstream media, obviously. [...] Many like to attribute his current unpredictability on camera to his obvious cognitive decline but the truth is that he has been like this forever.  I distinctly remember many of my conservative friends thinking that Biden's erratic behavior was amusing when he was vice president.  I always thought it rather disturbing that someone that unstable was one heartbeat away from the presidency.  If you've been feeling a smidge nauseated in recent months, it may be due to the Democrats' insistence that Joe Biden is a man of great character who would restore dignity to the presidency.

The Mind-Bendingly Insane, Completely Craven, Utterly Unconscionable Redemption of Al Sharpton.  This past weekend, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, an umbrella group uniting 125 local Jewish communities and 17 national Jewish organizations, sent an email to its followers proudly announcing that it has signed on as a partner in the Virtual March on Washington this week, an event organized by Al Sharpton.  Because last week also marked the 29th anniversary of the Crown Heights riots, it's worth it to stop and recall that among his many distinctions — MSNBC pundit, and an adviser who reportedly regularly speaks to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, collector of innumerable sateen suits — Al Sharpton is also currently America's only living pogrom leader.  After a car driven by a Hasidic Jew accidentally swerved and struck a young African American boy, killing him, hundreds of the neighborhood's Black residents rioted in the streets, chanting "death to the Jews!" as well as looting stores, attacking anyone who was visibly Jewish, and ripping mezuzot off of door posts.  Sharpton was quick to arrive on the scene, leading a march in which participants burned an Israeli flag and called to kill all Jews.  At the young boy's funeral a few days later, Sharpton delivered a eulogy that borrowed heavily from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, saying that the Jewish residents of the neighborhood practiced "apartheid" and were there only to further the Jewish global grip on money and power.  He ended by ominously shouting: "pay for your deeds."

The Truth of Kamala Harris.  Living in California, I have seen first hand what damage has been done to our State and the dishonesty of [Kamala] Harris in the ability that she possesses in the advancement of her goals.  Two points that are being pushed on the American people by both the Progressive socialists and the media is that 1. Harris was disadvantaged in her childhood and 2. That she is a black woman.  I have known for a long time that Harris will say whatever she needs to to get head and has lied consistently in her approach.  She is using talking points in an attempt to play the victim for the American people.  In an attempt to gather the black vote so badly needed by the progressive socialist Democrats who they can no longer depend on, she claims to be African American when she has absolutely no connection to African Americans.  She is Jamaican and Indian.  She never mention that her father is descended from a sugar planter in Jamaica named Hamilton Brown who was a slave owner.  Black voters in this election cycle are disgusted at the race baiting of Harris and the cynicism of the leftists that take the black vote for granted.

MSNBC Blames Racism for Voters Preferring Trump on Economy.  Once again proving that the liberal media can interpret an ulterior motive of racism by conservatives into any issue, MSNBC host Katy Tur and MSNBC Republican contributor Michael Steele hinted on Tuesday afternoon [8/18/2020] that racism has the reason why so many voters have told pollsters they prefer President Donald Trump to better handle the economy than Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.  As the two discussed why Trump still has high ratings on the economy despite the decline it has taken since the pandemic, the two talked in circles a bit before Steele finally suggested that it was the "ugliness" of suburban whites not wanting minorities moving into their neighborhoods that was driving pro-Trump sentiment expressed to pollsters.

Biracial Kamala's appeal to the Dems' African American base?  Does anyone believe that if she were white, Kamala Harris would have been chosen as Joe Biden's veep?  Toward the end of the deadline for naming the running mate, it became clear that darker-than-Caucasian skin tone was a prerequisite in the eyes of a substantial faction of the party when a Gretchen Whitmer trial balloon was floated and quickly fell to earth.  In the end Kamala Harris, daughter of Tamil and Jamaican immigrants, was deemed by Biden's handlers to be acceptably melanin-rich.

Biden Repeats Charlottesville Lie in Dishonest and Divisive DNC Acceptance Speech.  Before Barack Obama became president, most Americans weren't aware that racism from our nation's past was still a major stain on our national character.  Most Americans thought we had gotten past all that and were happy to live in the colorblind society Martin Luther King envisioned.  However, since 2012, Democrats have sought to stir racial tensions and remind White America every day of our racist past, our current "systemic racism" and a whole host of racial sins, including white privilege, white oppression and white fragility.  It's very unlikely that Democrats will be willing to give up this politically expedient narrative anytime soon.

NOW Board Member Accused of Posing as Woman of Color to Boost Re-Election Chances.  This year's board elections at the National Organization for Women were already poised to be tense:  Allegations of racism at the highest levels of the feminist group have infuriated its membership and pitted current board members against one another.  Now, the election is threatening to be completely upended by allegations that a candidate is claiming to be a woman of color in order to boost her election prospects.  NOW members told The Daily Beast they were shocked when BJ Star, a current board member, identified herself as Asian-American in campaign materials.  Star, born Barbara Bencsik, had never identified herself as such in previous campaigns, and lists herself as white in voter registrations dating back to 1984.

'He better pick a Black woman': Biden faces Whitmer backlash.  Anticipation has been growing for weeks that Joe Biden will make history by choosing the first Black woman as a running mate on a major party's presidential ticket.  But after news broke over the weekend that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a white woman, had flown to meet with Biden to discuss the vice presidency, frustration and disappointment boiled over among Black female Democrats — including some in her own state.  "He better pick a black woman.  If he picks Gretchen, he'll lose Michigan," said Virgie Rollins, chair of the Democratic National Committee Black Caucus, who hosted Biden at her home before his Michigan primary win this spring.

The Truth About Slavery.  We are continually misled by progressive propaganda on the issue of race.  Misinformation bleeds over to the conservative realm as well.  The media, Hollywood, and academia are consumed with race, tribalism, and hatred for our Founding.  The real agenda here is power, divide and conquer to pursue some ill-conceived Utopia.  The truth is that violence is part of the Left's playbook.  They are opportunists and provocateurs ready for any excuse to attack our freedom.  Much of the violence we see is a planned political strategy taking advantage of the crisis du jour.  Racism is not our Achilles Heel.  It is the ubiquitous manipulation and exploitation of race and racism that threatens our way of life.  Political operatives masquerading as journalists feed the hate 24/7.

De Blasio:  Painting BLM Murals My Decision That 'Transcends All Normal Realities' — Anyone Else Who Wants Mural Has to Apply.  During a press conference on Monday [8/3/2020], New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) stated that painting Black Lives Matter street murals was a "decision I made" and that the decision on the murals "transcends all normal realities."  But that others who want to paint murals must apply, and "the normal process continues for anyone who wants to apply."

Insane: Seattle Moves to Abolish Entire Police Force.  Well, it may be time to deploy the military to Seattle after all because what local lawmakers are doing is nothing short of allowing the city to be engulfed in violence and anarchy.  They're moving to abolish the police.  It's not defunding.  It's a total dissolution.  Non-profit programs and "community-led activities" will replace policing.  Why?  Well, according to the resolution, the Seattle Police Department perpetuates racism and violence.  Oh, yes, and it's a vehicle of white supremacy.  It's typical 'woke' nonsense, and it's a cancer that's killing America.

Listening to Ward Connerly on Racism.  Ward Connerly, a civil rights leader who is older and wiser than I, writing in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, asserts that there is no such thing as institutional racism in America.  Frankly, I am relieved, because I have lived in this country for decades, and it has been some 40 years since I encountered a racist, a white supremacist, or even a Euro-maniac.  I have encountered some left-wingers — once politely called liberals — who are obsessed with race, but even these troubled souls I do not consider racists, though some might be.  They are more properly referred to as bigots, and intolerant bigots at that.  They, of course, call anyone who might disagree with them "racists," but I have tried to verify their charges from time to time, and I have been unsuccessful.  They, as a rule, present no evidence that race is even at issue.  In point of fact, I have found that in debate the first person who brings up the matter of race is usually the real racist.  For instance, if I were debating Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton, either one might bring up the question of race before I would utter the word, and Al might talk about nothing else.

'Uncle Tom': A Quiet Earthquake.  Albert Einstein once said that if he had an hour to solve a problem, he'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem, and five thinking about the solution.  The "race problem" in America is pretzeled into such a Gordian knot because we've spent decades thinking up solutions to a problem that no longer exists.  And it's not working.  Black oppression is dead in America.  The good guys won. [...] For decades we've spent trillions to implement anti-discrimination policies and poverty programs.  America is home to the wealthiest group of blacks, likely, in all of history.  Black mayors, black police chiefs, black law enforcers, black attorneys, black school officials and black politicians are stuffed into every crevice of city and state governments across the nation.  A black man was elected to Earth's most powerful office — twice!  Yet somehow, the screech for "racial justice" is louder now than it was when black oppression was real.  Race will always be a ticking time bomb as long as America buys into the Al Sharpton version of the black experience — that blacks are still hobbled by race-based inequities rooted in slavery.

Beam Me Up, Please.  Every few years it seems that the Democrats gin up riots in response to the death of a black criminal at the hands of the police.  And each time the media play along.  I don't need to remind you of the Holder DoJ stirring up the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases, which fell apart before juries when the facts were finally presented in open court.  Not before the false tales precipitated substantial destruction to lives and property — largely of those minorities living in the areas of these incidents.  This time, the race baiting has gone beyond targeting the individual citizens and cops involved to argue that there is systemic racism in law enforcement.  And the claim has been the rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter gangs.

Rioters Are Using Racial Discontent to Promote a Marxist Agenda.  [Scroll down]  It has become clear that it matters little to the Marxists and anarchists what a statue or monument represents.  All that matters to them is that it represents America's past, and therefore, it must come down.  It's also clear that they're not interested in resolving race issues.  Destroying monuments, burning churches, and looting businesses do nothing to bring attention to racism or to advance police reforms.  They're simply using racial discontent to forward their Marxist agenda.  Meanwhile, spineless politicians who agree with the rioters' agenda, if not their tactics, have told police to stand down.  After rioters in Baltimore recently tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus and tossed it into the harbor, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Baltimore native, blithely excused the behavior, telling reporters, "People will do what they do."  Many of these mal-educated rioters and politicians believe everything about America's past is based in racism.  They are fed this lie in schools and by institutions like The New York Times, which claims with great historical illiteracy in its 1619 Project that this country wasn't founded based on humanity's highest ideals in 1776, but rather in 1619, when the first slaves were brought to the New World.  The Times even absurdly asserts that the Revolutionary War wasn't fought to gain our independence but to keep slavery alive in the colonies.

Democratic National Committee platform mentions 'whites' 15 times, all [condemnatory].  The draft 2020 Democratic National Committee platform being circulated in Washington aims to reinforce the view that liberals are best situated to battle for minorities seeking higher wages, better housing and jobs, and more money for schools.  With the August convention coming on the heels of the Black Lives Matter protests, it features support for the movement and an expanded pledge to root out racism.  The preamble says, "We will give hate no safe harbor.  We will never amplify or legitimize the voices of bigotry, racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, or white supremacy."  In promising change, it sets up one group that has it too good and is holding minorities back:  whites.  In more than 80 pages in the draft platform published by Politico, whites are mentioned 15 times, all critical, including three references to white supremacy or supremacists and one to white nationalists.  The document doesn't capitalize white as it does Black, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.

Draft DNC Platform Declares White Americans Too Rich, Too Privileged, and Too Evil.  The Democrat National Committee draft platform for its 2020 convention mentions "whites" a total of 15 times, each of them within a "damning" context — a detail first noticed by the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard.  "In more than 80 pages in the draft platform published by Politico, whites are mentioned 15 times, all critical, including three references to white supremacy or supremacists and one to white nationalists," Bedard writes.  He adds, "In most mentions, the reference is to how whites are better off at the expense of others.  And the promise often is to 'close the gap' between minorities and whites, though no solutions are offered."  If this is a legitimate draft, the fact that it's a merely a draft means nothing.  It still reveals how ugly the Democrat Party has become and how ugly and divisive the future will be, should this approach to national politics ever prevail.

Biden's Buffoonery Upends the Left's Foundational Argument on 'Systemic Racism'.  In his zeal to throw every hyperbolic superlative at the wall to criticize Donald Trump, Joe Biden has unwittingly undermined one of the foundational principles guiding the Democrats' attack on the American system.  The setting was yet another of Biden's basement video conferences watched by hardly anyone, except perhaps the Trump campaign's war room which seems poised to point out every nonsensical utterance of the Democrats' presumptive nominee for president.  Biden, wishing to pile-on the already over-the-top "Trump is literally Hitler!" attacks on his opponent, proclaimed that Trump is "the first racist president in history."  It's a lie on multiple levels, which makes it so perfectly Bidenesque.  But, Biden making this claim has inspired a hilarious response from the radical left in the Democratic Party, you know, Biden's base.  You see, if Trump is our first racist president, then how can we possibly have a "systemically racist" country and system of government?

The deep state smear machine's racist meme.  On Wednesday [7/22/2020], former Vice President Joe Biden called President Donald Trump the first racist president in U.S. history.  Biden claimed, "The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they're from, is absolutely sickening.  No sitting president has ever done this, never, never, never."  He further stated, "the way he pits people against one another is all designed to divide the country, divide people, not pull them together."  Charges of racism will dramatically increase as we near the 2020 elections.  The Democratic Party appears to be losing its grip on the Black vote and they must double down on the racist theme.  The Deep State Smear Machine has been very successful.  It has convinced millions of Americans that Trump is a racist.

Senate passes veto-proof bill that will strip Confederate names from military bases.  The Senate on Thursday [7/23/2020] passed a $740 billion defense spending bill that includes a provision to remove the name of Confederate leaders from military bases — setting up a showdown with President Trump who is opposed to the move.  The GOP-controlled chamber overwhelming passed the legislation with a vote of 81 to 14 — well over the number required to override the presidential veto which Trump threatened to wield last month in a bid to stop the bill.  The National Defense Authorization Act includes a plan to change the names of army bases named after Confederate soldiers, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Benning in Georgia, which are named after Confederate Gens.  Braxton Bragg and Henry Lewis Benning.

I Looked Up Every Case of an Unarmed Black Man Shot by Cops in 2019. Here's the Truth the Media and BLM are Hiding.  I have already made the case that systemic racism in law enforcement is a myth.  The claim that racist police are prowling the street searching for black men to murder is absurd on its face, and even absurder when you look at the facts.  It is by now well publicized — at least in some corners — that, despite all of the panicking and rioting over race-based police brutality, only a very small number of unarmed black men are killed by police each year.  But an even closer look at the data, and a study of each "unarmed" killing, reveals that the real number of unjustified police shootings of actual unarmed people — black, white, or any other race — is much smaller still.  First, to put the statistics into perspective, it's helpful to begin with the overall number of arrests.  According to the DOJ, police make about 10 million arrests each year.  As a rough average, 7 million of the arrested suspects are white and 3 million are black.  Out of that number, last year, 25 unarmed white people were killed by police, compared to 14 unarmed black people, according to the Washington Post database of police shootings.  That means about .0004 percent of all blacks arrested were killed while unarmed.  The percentage for whites is comparable.  In total, 1,000 people were shot and killed by police in 2019, the vast majority of whom were armed.  Still, that's a mere .01 percent of all arrests.

Trump is the first racist president, Biden says.  Never mind the slaveholders:  Joe Biden asserted that President Trump is the first racist to be elected president.  At a virtual event for the Service Employees International Union on Wednesday, Biden received a question from a California-based SEIU member, a South Korean immigrant, who said that she no longer says hello to strangers due to the coronavirus, citing racist reactions that she believed Trump's "China virus" comments and attitudes contributed to.  "What President Trump has done in going his — his spreading of racism, the way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they're from, is absolutely sickening," Biden said.

Dem Rep. Bobby Rush claims Trump 'wants to instigate a race war'.  Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush on Wednesday accused President Trump of wanting to "instigate a race war" so he could say he was the "grand wizard of the Klu Klux Klan."  "That's Trump's game plan.  Trump wants to instigate a race war," the Illinois Democrat claimed during an appearance on "The Joe Madison Show" on SiriusXM Wednesday morning [7/22/2020].  "So he can rise up and say, 'I'm the real grand wizard of the Klu Klux Klan and I'm the President.  Reelect me.'  That's what he's trying to do.  "He's trying to play to the fears, to the racial animus that exists among certain White people, and he will do everything and anything to do that, because he wants to be reelected at all costs," Rush continued.

From Asheville to Trashville.  Tucked away in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, NC would be a little slice of paradise if it weren't infested with Marxist bluehairs transplanted from the Northeast who see it as their solemn moral obligation to carpetbag the local blacks into endless frothing fury about the supposed indignities of being black in America, as if it's not measurably better than being black anywhere else on the planet.  Asheville's mayor, Esther Manheimer, wasn't even born in America.  Despite the fact that the town is nearly 80% white, there is only one white male on its seven-member City Council.  There are two blacks, and as is the wont of black politicians, their entire political world consists of endlessly announcing their blackness to startled passersby.

Bill de Blasio uses police to guard 'Black Lives Matter' mural as NYC violence continues.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to ignore the violence sweeping his city, and is instead obsessed with a mural he helped paint on 5th Avenue.  Reading "Black Lives Matter" in big yellow letters, the mural is a personal vanity project for the mayor, as well as a testament to de Blasio's desire to stick it to US President Donald Trump.  To this end, he has apparently stationed the 1st and 8th NYPD divisions to guard the thing as though it were a priceless work of art at the MoMA.

Minneapolis City Council declares racism a public health emergency.  The Minneapolis City Council declared racism a public health emergency in the city Friday, vowing to allocate funding and other resources to "name, reverse, and repair the harm done" to people of color in the city.  The resolution was unanimously approved nearly two months after George Floyd, a Black man, was killed by Minneapolis police while in custody in south Minneapolis.  Days after his death, Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins called on the council to define racism as a public health crisis.  During a committee meeting last week, Jenkins said Floyd's killing, Black people's vulnerability to the corona-virus and racial gaps in homeownership are issues that have "been deeply agreed upon that at the core is racism."

De Blasio's Hissy Fit Continues:  Personally Participates in Painting 'Black Lives Matter' in Front of Trump Tower.  Bill de Blasio being Bill de Blasio.  Donald Trump being Donald Trump.  Grab the popcorn, folks — things are about to get interesting.  The New York City mayor not only moved ahead Thursday [7/9/2020] with his earlier-announced plan to have a mural with the words "Black Lives Matter" painted on Fifth Avenue, right in front of Trump Tower; the embattled mayor is doing some of the painting, his own petty self.

Seattle held 'segregated' training session on 'undoing whiteness,' encouraged staffers to forfeit 'guaranteed physical safety'.  The City of Seattle held a racially segregated employee training session aimed at White staffers and instructing them on "undoing your own whiteness" in order to be held accountable by people of color, according to documents obtained by a public records request.  The session took place on June 12, as protesters took part in the so-called "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" in the Capitol Hill district.  One handout distributed in the session declared how "racism is not our fault but we are responsible."  Another said White staffers must give up "the land" and their "guaranteed physical safety" in order to be an "accomplice" for racial justice.

Nancy Pelosi: 'Our Caucus... is More Than 60 Percent Women, People of Color and LGBTQ'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) on Monday [7/6/2020] joined with Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D.-N.Y.) and Caucus Procedures Chair Grace Meng (D.-N.Y.) in issuing a statement about the Democratic Caucus' new "Diversity Rule."  "House Democrats take great pride in the beautiful diversity of our Caucus, which is more than 60 percent women, people of color and LGBTQ," said Pelosi, Jeffries and Meng said in the statement.  "One of our Caucus's top priorities has long been to promote diversity at every level of Congress, so that these halls better reflect the dynamism and vibrancy of the American people whom we are privileged to represent," they said.

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Apparently Ms. Pelosi thinks white men are not dynamic or vibrant enough to serve as elected representatives.  What's the difference between that and bigotry?/p>

Hennepin County commissioners pass resolution declaring racism a public health crisis.  Tuesday [6/30/2020], the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis.  "Due to racism, Black, Indigenous and people of color in Hennepin County statistically have poorer educational outcomes, earn less, and are less likely to own homes or have access to quality health care and jobs than White people," the county said in a statement.  "These disparities have lifelong impacts, including higher disease rates, and, as we're seeing now, higher rates of COVID-19."  The resolution calls for the county to advocate for policies that, "improves outcomes for Black, Indigenous and communities of color."

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This is race-based political pandering at its worst.  If some people in Minnesota "have poorer educational outcomes, earn less, and are less likely to own homes or have access to quality health care and jobs than White people," it's probably because of a lifetime series of bad decisions.  "[P]oorer educational outcomes" in particular are most likely their own fault.  If they don't own homes, it's probably because public housing is much cheaper.  Or maybe it's because they spent all their money on lottery tickets, marijuana, tattoos, and beer.  Nobody in America is denied "access" to a job.

The Most Noble Experiment in Human History is on a Ventilator.  [Scroll down]  There was an implicit understanding that while the United States provided no guaranteed outcomes, it did offer unprecedented opportunities for success.  Were there equal opportunities for the slaves (and their immediate descendants) brought to the United States against their will?  No.  Did traders from Britain, Portugal, and France roam the African Continent capturing slaves for export to buyers around the world?  No, they didn't have to.  Dominant African tribes were more than happy to do the dirty work and sell lesser advantaged peoples into slavery.  It was ever thus.  Perhaps the greatest folly of the past month (and that's not an easy one to pick, given the daily deluge of chicaneries being foisted on the American populace) is the notion that slavery was a uniquely American peculiarity, and blacks in America are owed reparations because of the way they have been treated from the 1600s until today.  Perhaps Al Sharpton sums up the thought process from his speech at a George Floyd memorial service.  The premise here is that no African Americans in the United States have been successful because the white man has held them back.

Are We a Unified Culture or a Collection of Grievances?  From aspiring to become less tribal and more unified as citizens of a common political culture, we have now devolved into a greater and even more palpable tribalism.  Thus the horrific image of a cop killing George Floyd becomes a conflict not between a bad cop and a social order based on common decency, but rather a conflict between races.  This searing political symbol has served a variety of agendas, each trying to hijack it for its own political purposes.  Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues take a knee and drape themselves in kente cloth — a symbol of rich African slave traders — to fashion their own agenda onto the killing of George Floyd.  If pandering required a definition, this is it.  The white anarchists whose Paris Commune fantasy is being played out in the streets of Seattle are doing so in the name of George Floyd, but what anarchism has to do with racial justice is questionable.  Antifa has its own agenda.  George Floyd is a useful symbol.

Leftist Minstrel Show:  Self-abasing protestors mostly white, and blacks are starting to laugh.  Anti-racism protests, which form the backdrop of the violence, desecration and looting going on around the U.S., are starting to look just a little bit strange to some black people.  Made up almost solely of whites, they feature kneeling, self-abasement, calls for absolution, and vows of reparation.  There have been celebrities declaring they 'take responsibility,' Congress members bowing in Kente cloth stoles, ritual kneelings in the street, uplifted fists of ecstasy, and in one particularly ridiculous instance, thick, pasty white protestors dancing around a fallen Columbus statue as Indian drums beat, oblivous to the logic of their declaration, in that they best go back to Europe to atone.  They've actually become religious rituals for white people with no religion and in need of one, what with global warming not coming through on its promises of Armaggedon.

Oregon County Reluctantly Rescinds Race-Baiting Mask Rule.  The Public Health Office of Lincoln County, Oregon, fearing an uptick in COVID-19 cases as lockdowns eased, decided to introduce a mandatory mask rule for all indoor public settings.  One small detail stood out:  citing potential "heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment due to wearing face coverings in public," the directive declared that the mandatory rule would in fact be completely optional for "people of color."  National attention and national mockery ensued. [...] Just to be clear, there was no way to justify this selective exemption on scientific grounds.  Social distancing and masks barely work as halfway measures; only a small proportion of a population needs to "cheat" for effectiveness to plummet.  The exemption was therefore nothing more and nothing less than putting politics of the worst kind ahead of common sense and basic scientific coherence.

Two black candidates are running against each other.  How is "black voter suppression" an issue?
New York Democrat refuses to concede House primary election, alleges 'black voter suppression'.  A New York state lawmaker who sought to replace a retiring member of Congress refused to concede defeat Thursday [6/25/2020] following Tuesday's Democratic primary, claiming the election was plagued by "intentional black voter suppression."  State Assemblyman Michael Blake, an African-American candidate, finished in second place in the 15th Congressional District contest's in-person ballot count, the New York Daily News reported.  The top finisher was New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres, who is also African-American.

The Left's Idea of Bringing Us Together.  Earlier this month, former Defense Secretary James Mattis whined:  "Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people.  Instead, he tries to divide us."  Apparently, Mattis wasn't alive when Barack Obama was president.  His quest for unity started as a candidate, when he described Middle Americans as bitterly clinging to religion, guns and anti-immigrant sentiments — in other words, as fanatics, gun nuts and xenophobes.  In 2016, Hillary Clinton was the left's unity candidate — heaping calumny on the heads of "deplorables" (bitter-clingers 2.0).  Now comes Joe Biden, who said at an April fundraiser that Trump voters, "really support the notion that, you know, all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are bad."  So, if you're tired of illegals streaming across the border, Dems say you believe Mexicans are all rapists and if you're critical of the way Muslim countries treat Christians, to Dems, it's the same as saying, "all Muslims are bad."  Naturally, no one in the establishment media denounced this slander.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Who Once Claimed Jewish Ancestry, Now Says She's 'Black'.  "What do you think the Latinx community should do to stop racism among them and among other races?" AOC was asked.  Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, who once claimed to be descended from Sephardic Jews, replied:  "A lot of times I'll hear people say, 'OK, this is about Black Lives Matter, what about Latinos?' and I always say, Latinos are black!"

De Blasio plans to install Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower.  Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to install a massive Black Lives Matter mural right outside Trump Tower in Manhattan, The [New York] Post has learned.  Plans for the mural — which will be painted in yellow block letters along Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th streets — come as the city grapples with troubling surges in gun violence and illegal firework activity.  "Obviously he is doing it to antagonize the president," a source said.  "This is what he is concerned about while the city burns.  What an amateur politician."  The source said the mayor's office reached out to the Department of Transportation about the feasibility of the mural — but it was mentioned that de Blasio wanted it done.

London to Erect Statues Celebrating Mass Migration.  Two large sculptures celebrating mass migration will be unveiled in London next year, the Guardian has revealed.  It was announced Monday [6/22/2020], on the UK's second ever 'Windrush Day', that works by artists Thomas J Price and Veronica Ryan will be erected in London's Hackney borough in 2021.  Windrush Day commemorates the beginning of the modern mass migration era in Britain in 1948, and was instituted in 2018 after some members of that original generation of post-war migrant arrivals were detained and deported because of government error, causing a significant scandal.

"Tear Them Down": Race Activist Shaun King Calls for Removal of All Statues, Murals and Stained Glass Windows of "White Jesus and his European Mother".  Race activist Shaun King on Monday [6/22/2020] called for the taking down of all statues, murals and stained glass windows of "white Jesus and his European mother". King issued his statement on Twitter to his 1.1 million followers.

Shaun King says Jesus images 'a form of white supremacy' that must go: 'They should all come down'.  Shaun King said Monday [6/22/2020] it's time for anything resembling "white Jesus" to be expunged from the public square.  The staunch Black Lives Matter activist made the comments as online activists continued to debate which statues and monuments were culturally unacceptable in 2020.  The May 25 death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, under the weight of Minneapolis police served as the impetus for activists to tear down statues of historical figures like Christopher Columbus and George Washington.

Shaun King says Jesus images 'a form of white supremacy' that must go: 'They should all come down'.  Shaun King said Monday [6/22/2020] it's time for anything resembling "white Jesus" to be expunged from the public square.  The staunch Black Lives Matter activist made the comments as online activists continued to debate which statues and monuments were culturally unacceptable in 2020.  The May 25 death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, under the weight of Minneapolis police served as the impetus for activists to tear down statues of historical figures like Christopher Columbus and George Washington.

Pelosi Secretes Her Party's Pro-Slavery Past.  Late Thursday [6/18/2020], Nancy Pelosi had four of her predecessors removed from a Portrait Collection that adorns the Speaker's Lobby in Congress.  These Democratic Speakers were ostensibly banished from the halls of Congress pursuant to their Confederate ties.  Madam Speaker insisted in a news conference that she was unaware of the portraits or their unsavory provenance until recently, despite their conspicuous location just outside the House chamber where she has worked for the last 33 years.  Having finally learned of the offensive paintings, Pelosi ordered them taken down.

There's a reason racial tension is rising in America - it's by design.  If you've been paying attention recently, and you probably have, you've likely sensed that something profound is happening to this country right now, something that could transform what America is.  You can feel it happening. [...] Forty years ago, this was a middle-class country and as a result, America had strongly egalitarian values.  Pretty much everyone used commercial airports and ate at McDonald's.  Do you remember that?  People talked without irony about their rights as citizens and taxpayers.  You couldn't pay extra to jump to the head of the line at Disney World.  The idea that someone like Jeffrey Epstein could beat a sex charge because he was rich would have shocked us then.  We would have demanded an investigation into just how Jeffrey Epstein died.  Why?  Because Americans hated corruption.  They saw corruption as an offense against equality.  That was 40 years ago.  Things were moving in the opposite direction ever since.  We now accept, uncritically, the claim that some people deserve better treatment based on how they were born, and some deserve worse.

Dick Durbin Has a White Fragility Problem.  Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) had some choice words to describe Sen. Tim Scott's (R., S.C.) police reform bill.  "What we say on the Democratic side is we can not waste this historic moment, this singular opportunity," Durbin said on the Senate floor while discussing the legislation proposed by Scott, who is black.  "Let's not do something that is a token, half-hearted approach."  As Durbin is almost certainly aware, "token" is a problematic, racially charged term used to denigrate the accomplishments of people of color.  Scott responded by asking whether Democratic leaders were still wearing the kente cloths they donned for an embarrassing photo op earlier this month.

Lying Democrat in Congress says U.S. created slavery.  Senator Tim Kaine is in desperate need of a history lesson, falsely saying that the United States "created" slavery.  [Video clip]

The Left's Premature Revolution.  In their mad dash to exploit the tragic death of George Floyd, the left and their militant cohorts ignored the advice of their forefathers, Marx and Lenin, who admonished that revolutions take time and patience.  Perhaps if they had waited until Donald Trump was no longer in office, there was no recent pandemic lockdown and the occupant of the White House was virtually any Democrat or the typical Republican composite of John McCain, Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski, the radical left would have been far more successful in wringing out dramatic concessions that would move the country markedly left.  But, thanks to their lack of patience, the American people now know who these people are and what they stand for which is prompting a brewing albeit silent backlash.

The left is in control of every major institution
If 'The Left Controls Every Major Institution,' Then....  Whose fault?  Obama's "bitter clingers?" Hillary Clinton's "deplorables?"  A cabal of NRA members holed up in a secret gun range? [...] Maybe, just maybe, the answer is right in front of our faces:  That the "major institutions" in America, the "system" if you like, have not in fact been helping to end racism in America.  Instead they have been systematically making it worse.  Mainstream media have been giving airtime for decades to straight-up racists like Revs.  Jackson and Sharpton.  Academia has been counting the number of racists on the head of a pin with its intellectual fog of grievance studies and postmodern rubbish.  Administrative government has been administering the straight-up racism of quotas, Affirmative Action, goals and timetables, diversity and inclusion.  Hollywood insists on casting blacks as scientists and women as superheroes.  Big Tech has been hiring South Asians by the upper-caste Brahmin load, when it could have been hiring blacks from the 'hood.


The High Price of Forgetting.  America should never forget their names:  Garnette Ramantar, Kareem Brunner, Olga Garcia, Angeline Marrero, Cynthia Martinez, Luz Ramos, and Mayra Rentas.  These seven innocent people were murdered on Dec. 8, 1995, when a deranged supporter of Al Sharpton burst into Freddie's Fashion Mart, shot four people and set fire to the Jewish-owned business on Harlem's 125th Street.  Everyone who knows the story of how Sharpton's shakedown protests against "white interlopers" incited the Freddie's Fashion Mart massacre must consider Sharpton permanently tainted as a murderous hatemonger.  Sharpton has never repented for inciting murder and, because he has dishonestly denied responsibility, he ought to be regarded as entirely untrustworthy — falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus.  No honest person would publicly associate with this race-baiting demagogue, much less provide Sharpton a platform to promote his wicked worldview, and yet there he was on every TV network this week, preaching the eulogy for George Floyd.

Race Isn't Going Away.  Whatever people may claim, race isn't going away.  It's too big a cash cow, too big a platform, too big a power source to be ignored, too large a cudgel to be put down.  And that puts it right in line with most of activism.  The cause, whatever it is, has no end game beyond its own self-perpetuation.  If the problem was solved, the gravy train would stop.

Al Sharpton Demands NFL 'Give Colin Kaepernick a Job Back'.  MSNBC host Al Sharpton rejected the NFL's apology for "not listening to its players" and demanded that the league "give Colin Kaepernick a job back."  Speaking at the funeral of George Floyd in Houston, Texas, Sharpton brought the NFL into his remarks saying NFL chief Roger Goodell's recent address to the players' concerns about racial injustice was an "empty apology."

The Floyd Finale — The Biden/Clyburn Push To Capitalize on Last Floyd Funeral.  If you've been following the week-long, highly political, three state grievance tour consisting of five funerals and viewings timed and located to maximize a 2020 political narrative; today [6/9/2020] is the culmination of the effort. [...] The media previously claimed funeral number four for George Floyd in Houston, Texas, would be a small private gathering of family and close friends and that's why Joe Biden would not be present to give his remarks in person.  As the Biden/Clyburn campaign explained to Reuters:  "He is not expected to attend the service to avoid any disruption to mourners that could be caused by his Secret Service protective detail."  That Biden/Clyburn claim was always transparently silly.  As you can see today from the funeral dozens of congresspersons, senators, state and national officials were included in a large made-for-television, live-broadcast, event that was not the least bit "private", "small" or reserved for close family and friends.  Instead it was what we expected it would be; a Joe Biden political rally exploiting the death of George Floyd.

Sharpton attacks Roger Goodell, Trump while spewing angry, divisive eulogy.  If you've been hiding under a rock these past two weeks and haven't discerned for yourself that George Floyd's death has been politicized by the left, to no less degree than the Russian collusion hoax, the partisan impeachment ruse and the COVID-19 pandemic, allow Al Sharpton to enter the picture.  The race-baiting MSNBC host, who still claims the title of a Reverend, delivered the eulogy Tuesday at Floyd's funeral, using the platform to drive racial discord, attack President Donald Trump and advocate on behalf of radical left ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick while calling out league commissioner Roger Goodell.

Systemic Racism and Bigotry Are the Lifeblood of the Left.  [Scroll down]  The only racism in America that is systemic — deeply ingrained into the system — is on the left. It is so disgusting that it is hard even to speak about it.  It is shameful, and it exists for one reason only: for White leftists to grab votes, [...] How low will they grovel to get power?  They will kneel on the floor.  They actually will kneel on the floor, groveling for power.  Of course, as Nancy Pelosi just found, she kneeled so long that she could not even get back up.  You think she was kneeling to Jesus?  Nancy Pelosi is America's leading Catholic proponent of abortion — though Joe Biden, Andrew Cuomo, and a boatload of other Democrat Catholics would take great offense at Nancy Pelosi getting all the credit for funding the killing of fetuses, especially in the Black community. That Pelosi is kneeling to Jesus?  And who, pray tell, was Schumer kneeling to?  He claims to be Jewish, so he is not kneeling to Jesus. But wait!  It is a core tenet of Judaism that kneeling is forbidden except on Yom Kippur during the recitation of the Kohen service that occurred at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during Talmudic times.  Otherwise, it is so fundamentally against Judaism to kneel that every Jewish child learns the story associated with Talmud Tractate Gittin 57b of "The Woman and Her Seven Sons."

The Window Closed.  When you know the playbook of Benjamin Crump; and you understand the playbook of how the AME grievance network intersects with the playbook of Crump; it is easy to predict activity.  George Floyd's life wasn't what mattered, the political opportunity was.  This election year opportunity brought together Ben Crump, James Clyburn, Joe Biden and the DNC.  The death of George Floyd was the vehicle, the opportunity, that created the background for the network to align for mutual interests; money, power and politics. [...] Keeping in mind that everything in Crump world is always sketchy and manufactured, it is not surprising to see articles describing Joe Biden meeting with the Floyd family by using Roger Floyd.

Infamous hate crime hoaxer to host race rally in DC.  Given the current unrest surrounding the death of George Floyd, it's not surprising to learn that yet another rally is being planned in D.C. But this one is being announced well in advance, scheduled to take place on August 28th, the anniversary of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech given 57 years ago.  Unfortunately for those interested in participating, the host of this rally is perpetual opportunist Al Sharpton.  Any time there is any sort of unrest involving issues of race, you can always expect Al Sharpton to show up and find a way to continue promoting himself, and the current waves of demonstrations are clearly no exception.

The Delusional Premises of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Welcome to yet another example of the nexus between climate change alarmism and a socialist redistribution agenda fueled by racial resentment.  That may be old news to those of us paying attention, but thanks to birdbrained stooges like U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) the blatant race-baiting rhetoric is being turned up a notch.  And why not?  If you're a socialist, or a globalist, there is only upside to tagging nations of European heritage with guilt for the problems facing their "communities of color," or the problems in the rest of the non-European world.  It would be far too painful to consider the alternative explanation, which is that socialism, in all of its antecedents and derivatives, is the primary cause of the societal afflictions that plague "people of color" both in America and abroad.

Will Joe Biden Let Al Sharpton Pick His Running Mate?  [Al] Sharpton is as toxic a figure as exists in American public life.  Space does not permit here a full summary of Sharpton's sins, which include inciting murder, riot, and arson, leading a hoax rape accusation against innocent men, anti-Semitism, and tax evasion; [...] (Maybe the most bizarre of all was Sharpton nodding along with a caller to his radio show who accused Sarah Palin of killing Michael Jackson).  There are plenty of terrible people in American politics, but Sharpton has a body count to go with an unusually broad range of misconduct.  There's a long, shabby list of Democrats who have enabled and embraced Sharpton, including Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, and Biden's old boss, Barack Obama.  Donald Trump, too, has helped legitimize Sharpton.  All of them should be ashamed of themselves, and there is no excuse for Biden letting Sharpton wield this kind of influence over the most important decision of his presidential campaign.

How The Southern Poverty Law Center Started Inventing 'Hate Groups'.  On March 14, 2019 the Southern Poverty Law Center publicly fired its founder and long-time leader Morris Dees on accusations of racial and sexual discrimination, and announced it would bring in outside assistance to investigate the climate of the organization Dees had built and ruled over for almost half a century.  Since its founding, the SPLC had been treated — at least in the mainstream media — as an unquestioned arbiter of what qualifies as racism and hatred.  Being added to the SPLC's "Hate List" was the death-knell for any number of organizations that ran afoul of Dees.

More than 200 black women urge Biden to pick black woman as running mate.  More than 200 black women on Friday [4/24/2020] signed an open letter to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden urging him to pick a black woman as his running mate.  Biden has said he will choose a woman to be his vice presidential nominee, and has named several black women in conversations about who he may pick to be on the ticket.

Van Jones says states reopening businesses amid coronavirus is 'a death sentence for communities of color'.  CNN political commentator Van Jones said Tuesday [4/21/2020] that the decision by some states to ease stay-at-home restrictions and open businesses is effectively "a death sentence for communities of color," which have been disproportionately affected by the novel coronavirus.  His comments follow Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's announcement that some businesses in the state would be able to reopen as early as Friday, as other state leaders signaled similar plans.

POLL: White Liberals Most Bothered by Joe Biden's Whiteness.  The only Democratic voters significantly bothered by Joe Biden's race and gender are white liberals with graduate degrees, according to a Pew survey published this week.  According to the poll, a majority of Democratic voters are not concerned that their party's presumptive nominee for president is an elderly white man.  Nearly 60 percent of respondents said Biden's age and race do not bother them.  Among black voters, 72 percent said they weren't bothered by Biden's race and gender, while 70 percent of Hispanic voters said the same.  Concern over Biden's whiteness was considerably higher among white Democrats, nearly half of whom said they were bothered that their party's nominee was not a minority.

Because everything is about race...
Michigan Governor Whitmer sets up coronavirus racial disparity task force.  Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered on Monday the creation of a task force to investigate why the novel coronavirus has disproportionately affected the state's African-American community.  "The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted communities of color throughout our state," Whitmer, a Democrat, said in her executive order.  "For example, while African Americans represent 13.6 percent of our state's population, they represent a staggering 40 percent of the deaths from COVID-19."  Whitmer's task force will investigate and study strategies to address the disparity as well as the historical and systematic inequalities pertaining to race that have amplified the death rate in the state's black community.

Bet Your Life — Vote for Democrats.  New York City and California's loony politicos are hooked on identity politics and see racism everywhere, ignoring objective science.  The consequences of ignoring reality: overwhelmed medical facilities, lack of proper medical equipment, and soaring death rates. [...] In brief, Mayor de Blasio's City Health Commissioner, Oxiris Barbot, is a radical who previously served as Health Commissioner of Baltimore where she "had given the city's race rioters 'space to destroy.'"  Space which continues after her move to New York to result in a soaring murder rate.  She boasted of seeing health policy through a "racial equity lens," a lens so fogged that she concentrated on discouraging those arriving from Wuhan from going into self-quarantine and encouraging New Yorkers to attend the Lunar New Year celebrations in the city.

Elizabeth Warren Demands 'Critical' Racial Data of those with Coronavirus.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is demanding the racial data of those contracting the novel coronavirus, contending that it is "critical to ensuring an equitable and just response to this crisis across the board."  While the virus appears to be no respecter of persons, infecting more than one million people globally, Warren believes it is "critical" to have racial data to properly respond to the pandemic.

AOC wants coronavirus reparations for minorities: 'Inequality is a comorbidity'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared Friday [4/3/2020] that inequality is a preexisting health condition and that minority and low-income communities should receive coronavirus relief in the form of reparations.  "COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities," the New York democratic socialist tweeted to her 6.6 million followers.  "Why?  Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc.  ARE underlying health conditions.  "Inequality is a comorbidity," she wrote.  "COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations."

10 Ways the Left Has Politicized the Coronavirus Pandemic.  For weeks, members of the media were referring to the virus as the Wuhan or Chinese coronavirus, without any such outrage from the Democrats.  Similarly, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found herself eating crow after she called on the public to eat at home for public safety mere days after accusing the public of being racist for not eating at Chinese restaurants.  But it doesn't stop with allegations of racism.  The left has made diversity (or lack thereof) a theme of their coronavirus attacks, taking their Trump Derangement Syndrome to a new level of absurdity.  CNN beclowned itself by complaining that Trump's coronavirus taskforce lacked diversity compared to Obama's 2014 Ebola virus task force, lamenting the team was made up of a bunch of old white men.  Famed horror author Stephen King similarly made a fool of himself after complaining about the lack of diversity on the coronavirus task force, though he was promptly called out on Twitter, with people showing photos of the team, which included both minorities and women.

Race-hustler Joe Biden.  It is a testament to how fringe and unacceptable racism has become in America today — the worst thing you can accuse a politician of is racism.  Lying is perfectly acceptable.  Flip-flopping is the norm.  Failure to keep promises is a given.  You will even be forgiven for molesting the intern in the Oval Office.  But racism?  It is the Scarlet Letter.

For Buttigieg, a Search for Black Support That Never Arrived.  In October, Pete Buttigieg said he would do better with South Carolina's black voters once they got to know him better.  When he came back in December, he was still working on introducing himself to the black electorate.  And in late January he admitted he was scared that at his rallies in South Carolina, where 60 percent of the Democratic electorate is black, most attendees were white.  Those fears were borne out on Saturday, when Mr. Buttigieg was trounced in South Carolina's primary and earned just two percent of the vote from African-Americans, according to early exit polling.

Billionaire Steyer shakes up primary with slavery reparations plan.  For centuries, South Carolina's Charleston was the largest port of entry for the transatlantic slave trade.  Now, a billionaire activist named Tom Steyer is shaking up the state's Democratic primary by advocating slavery reparations for African Americans.  A California financier turned philanthropist and environmental campaigner, Steyer has poured tens of millions of dollars into the state ahead of Saturday's vote — with a single-minded focus on the black voters who make up 60 percent of its Democratic electorate.

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This was an act of political desperation, apparently, because he dropped out of the race the next day.

The Democrat debate looked like a mixed martial arts cage fight.  Most Americans don't care one bit about skin color; they care about character.  It is the leftists who endlessly strive to make race, class and gender the only things that matter about every individual and that is the purest definition of racism and bigotry there is.  There are no individuals, only members of a victim group.  The Left does not care about black people or poor people, they use them to gain power.  In the meantime, the rest of us live our lives day to day.  We interact with our friends and families who are of numerous and varying skin colors, gay, straight, liberal or conservative, for the most part without rancor.  It is the left that promotes division among us for all the usual reasons — it serves their quest for power.

Joe Biden is saying he was arrested trying to reach Nelson Mandela.  He's never said that before.  In at least three campaign appearances over the past two weeks, Joe Biden has told a similar story as he tries to revive his campaign in states with more diverse voters.  On a trip to South Africa years ago, he has said, he was arrested as he sought to visit Nelson Mandela in prison.

Joe Biden claims he was arrested in South Africa in 1989 - but nobody else can seem to remember.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is facing scrutiny over a dubious tale from the campaign trail, claiming that he was arrested in South Africa while trying to visit Nelson Mandela in prison.  Biden, 77, first told the story at a campaign event in Columbia, South Carolina on February 11, as he tried to shake off defeat in New Hampshire, and has repeated it twice more during outreach to black voters.

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There is nothing to be gained by making such a claim, anyway.  Approximately nobody will vote for Biden just because he went to South Africa in 1989; whereas, a great number of voters will be less inclined to vote for Biden if the story is a lie.

Oh Xusana!  Racist property redistribution hits Vermont.  Last year, Xusana Davis was appointed by Vermont governor Phil Scott as the state's "first Racial Equity Executive Director."  Davis, formerly of New York City's Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, applied for the job "on a whim," and was installed to "identify and address systemic racism in Vermont."  But the law labeling Vermont as systemically racist was also a whim, backed by no evidence aside from bald assertions that racial disparities in prison, land ownership, or school disciplinary actions reflect a disparity in treatment of people of color.  The dangers of this false assumption are demonstrated in Xusana's latest gambit:  to "codify community engagement" by "considering racial and environmental justice in land use."  Davis has been commissioned by recent Vermont law to "develop a strategy to address racial disparities within the State systems of education, labor and employment, access to housing and health care, and economic development."

Pete Buttigieg touts African American endorsements that do not exist.  Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has an endorsement problem.  More specifically, the 2020 Democratic primary candidate keeps padding the list of black people who supposedly support his candidacy to include anyone who so much as comes within striking distance of his campaign.  On Saturday, a South Carolina newspaper published an opinion article by Buttigieg wherein he claimed his "campaign has proudly partnered with" black-owned businesses in the Palmetto State, including Diane's Kitchen in the town of Chester and Atlantis Restaurant in Moncks Corner.  As it turns out, though, the proprietors of those establishments have no idea what the former mayor is talking about.

Democrat Pete Buttigieg overstated pledges of support from black leaders, public figures.  When Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg touted support from African American comedian and actor Keegan-Michael Key last week, his campaign was forced just hours later to clarify that the actor had not officially endorsed the former South Bend mayor, telling reporters he only sought to "encourage early voting and voter registration."  Key appeared with Buttigieg on Saturday to drum up voter support at his Henderson, Nevada field office.  The gaffe did not attract much attention.  However, it was not the first time the Buttigieg campaign overstated having a tie with a prominent African American figure, or black business.

Buttigieg reportedly touted 'partnerships' with black-owned South Carolina businesses they denied having.  A new report alleges that former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg touted "partnerships" with black-owned businesses in South Carolina that the business owners denied making.  Last week, Buttigieg penned an op-ed in a South Carolina newspaper "The State" promoting his "Frederick Douglass Plan," which he describes is "a comprehensive investment in the empowerment of Black America" that was developed with the help of black activists and business leaders.

Racial preferences in Virginia energy law are unconstitutional.  Virginia's new Democratic legislature is passing an energy law that contains racial preferences.  But to try to get around constitutional restrictions on racial discrimination, it is primarily targeting such preferences to "predominantly-minority areas," rather than to minority individuals.  This doesn't immunize this legislation against a constitutional challenge, but it does complicate things for challengers.  Both houses of the Virginia legislature have passed passed [sic] the "Virginia Clean Economy Act" (VCEA).  It will increase residents' utility bills a lot in the years to come.  It also provides jobs and job training reserved for areas that are predominantly minority or predominantly lower income (HB 1526 and SB 851).  The VCEA requires a utility, in constructing an offshore wind generation facility, to "give priority to the hiring of local workers, including workers" from "a community in which a majority of the population are people of color."  Such facilities are likely to cost billions to construct, paid for by higher utility bills.

Al Sharpton's 2004 presidential campaign still owes more than $900K.  Fifteen year's later, the check is still in the mail.  The Rev. Al Sharpton's failed 2004 presidential campaign still owes more than $900,000. The unpaid debt of his committee, "Sharpton 2004," has remained unchanged for a decade, according to its most recent FEC filing in March 2019.  The campaign has not filed any of its required disclosure forms since then, earning multiple letters of rebuke from the feds.  "If committees are unable to pay debts, they can file a debt-settlement plan with the FEC ... committees could not just decide not to pay," a spokesman from the Federal Election Commission told The [New York] Post.  The holy man's campaign is in the hole, despite him personally earning more money than ever.

'Do I look white to you?' Tlaib accuses census director of 'erasing' people of Middle Eastern descent.  Rep. Rashida Tlaib accused Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham of "erasing" people of Middle Eastern descent during a House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee meeting.  The congresswoman from Michigan was upset that the 2020 census does not include "Middle Eastern/North African" as an option in the ethnicity category despite an Obama-era study that recommended otherwise.  "Do I look white to you?" Tlaib asked Dillingham.  Dillingham began to explain that there is a write-in option on the census to compensate for people who don't feel a category accurately depicts their background.  Tlaib cut him off and said that "circling white" on the census changed her "lived experience as a person of color" in the United States.

House Dems push legislation requiring banks to receive critical 'diversity and inclusion' rating.  House Democrats are proposing that all banks and credit unions receive a new "diversity and inclusion" rating in an unprecedented step that would fundamentally alter federal regulators' critical "CAMELS" rating system that currently employs a series of metrics that solely assess the financial health of banking institutions.  The "Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Banking Act of 2019" is draft legislation supported by Democrats on the House Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, which was created by House Financial Services Committee chairwoman Maxine Waters Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.  Waters has long pushed for government-led diversity efforts, even as Republicans have challenged her knowledge of fundamental economic issues.

Watch: Sheila Jackson Lee Rails Against Trump Budget as Racist, Claims It Invokes Slavery.  Democrats seem to term everything racist, especially when it has anything to do with Republicans or President Donald Trump, whether it makes sense or not.  Some of the things they've termed racist over the years are just downright silly.  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) demonstrated exactly that during a Congressional hearing on the proposed Trump budget for next year.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Labels Trump's Budget Plan as Racist.  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) accused President Trump's proposed budget of being racist while invoking the treatment and stereotyping of slaves on Wednesday [2/12/2020]. Russ Vought, the acting director for the White House's Office of Management and Budget, was testifying to the House Budget Committee on Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 when Jackson Lee used her time to rip into the proposals because of work requirements.  Jackson Lee compared stereotypes of slaves being lazy and how "laws were put in place that if you were picking cotton, you couldn't get assistance."

Heightening the Contradictions.  The American racial problem was essentially solved in the mid-60s.  But the Left, sensing a dramatic opportunity, leapt in, raising marginal racial crackpots such as Huey Newton, Stokely Carmichael, and H. Rap Brown to the status of racial spokesmen, deliberately antagonizing working-class whites through bussing and legal block-busting, and constructing elaborate theoretical (Black Liberation Theory), and legal (affirmative action) systems designed to institutionalize racial hostility.

Sanders: The United States Is a 'Racist Society'.  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Friday said the United States has a "racist society from top to bottom" on everything from health care to criminal justice to education.  "We have a racist society from top to bottom impacting health care, housing, criminal justice, education, you name it.  And clearly this is an issue that must be dealt with," Sanders said during the debate hosted by ABC News.  "But in terms of criminal justice, what we have got to do is understand the system is broken — is racist.  We invest in our young people in jobs and education, not more jails and more incarceration."  Sanders continued by calling for an end to the war on drugs, saying it has unfairly impacted African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans.

Creepy Pete.  [Scroll down]  The stagecraft was weird.  If the demographic polling we've all read is correct, then the line of seven or eight African-American supporters behind him during his Iowa victory speech represents, by my math, 180 percent of his African-American support nationwide.  In fact, those in that line seemed to constitute most of the African Americans in the room, which made you wonder how it was they were placed so directly in the sight lines of the television cameras.  I bet that was a very delicate mission for the person tasked with it.  The surreal and eerie quality of the speech was enhanced by the fact that he declared himself the winner in prose that was so fundamentally empty.

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Yes, minorities are often rounded up and placed directly behind a candidate when he or she is making a televised speech, to give the not-so-subtle impression that it's safe for minorities to vote for the candidate.  This practice has been going on for many years.

Sanders Interrupts Candidates Fighting Over Who Has More Of The Black Vote.  2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday [2/7/2020] that "we have a racist society from top to bottom."  The Vermont senator spoke Friday evening at ABC's Democratic debate in New Hampshire, where he discussed racism in the United States as former Vice President Joe Biden and billionaire Tom Steyer argued over who has more support from black voters.  "We have a racist society from top to bottom," Sanders said, adding that this "racist society" is "impacting health care, housing, criminal justice, education — you name it."

Trashing America as racist won't help Democrats beat Trump.  Tom Steyer, the billionaire who's trying to buy a win Bloomberg-style in the South Carolina Democratic primary, issued a stark warning at the beginning of the Democratic debate Friday night in New Hampshire:  Trump has the economic numbers that can help him get reelected, and Democrats are going to need to have a strong message to overwhelm it.  About an hour into the debate, they found their message:  America, Bernie Sanders said, is "a racist society from top to bottom."  One by one, the candidates echoed the message that "systemic racism" characterizes America.  "We can't legislate away racism," said Andrew Yang, because racism runs so deep in the American soul.  Joe Biden, verbatim (poor Joe): "The fact is that we in fact there is systemic racism."  Elizabeth Warren even declared that "we need race-conscious laws in education, in employment, in entrepreneurship to make this country a country for everyone."

Warren blames 'legacy' of U.S. racism for conditions that caused campaign staff to quit.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren says it's time for America to consider its "long legacy" of racism in response to six minority staffers who quit the Nevada arm of her campaign.  The Massachusetts Democrat discussed the issue with MSNBC's Chris Hayes this week as she vies for further traction in the party's presidential primaries.

Buttigieg blames Trayvon death on 'white supremacy'.  Hoping to fan racial flames in his direction before the South Carolina primary, Pete Buttigieg tweeted out his support for Trayvon Martin on the occasion of what would have been Martin's 25th birthday, February 5.  "Trayvon Martin would have been 25 today," Mayor Pete tweeted.  "How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear?"  Buttigieg threw in a Black Lives Matter hashtag just to make sure black voters knew he was down for the struggle.  This tweet would have been unfortunate six months ago.  Today, it is unforgivable.

Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  Claim:  "Rush Limbaugh is a virulent racist..."  Fact-checker rating: Pants-on-fire.  One has to look no farther than the control booth of the extraordinarily successful Rush Limbaugh radio show to learn that the infamous producer and call screener "Bo Snerdley" is in reality a black man named James Golden. [...] Rush Limbaugh is neither a racist nor misogynist.  He is hated and reviled by liberals such as Ocasio-Cortez because he is an unapologetic conservative voice so desperately needed at this moment in American history.  Any listener of his show can attest to the fact that Rush has frequently praised Justice Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court, and if memory serves correctly, Justice Thomas is black.  While Limbaugh is unafraid to criticize, mock, and parody race-baiting hustlers like Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, Louis Farrakhan, or Al Sharpton, he often speaks of economist Thomas Sowell in almost reverential tones, and professor Walter Williams has also served on multiple occasions as a guest host on Limbaugh's radio show.  I wouldn't even know the name of Dr. Williams if it hadn't been for Rush Limbaugh.

Saying No to Black History Month.  Here we are again folks.  February, another Black History Month.  Progressives expect my fellow blacks and me to happily celebrate our month.  I will not.  BHM is nothing more than a political weapon for Democrats/progressives to spread racial hate and further their lie that America is the greatest source of evil on the planet.  Most American blacks do not realize that many original civil rights black freedom fighters who stood beside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr sold their souls to the dark side after Dr. King died.  They joined the white Democrat/progressive movement, metaphorically receiving 30 pieces of silver.  The agenda of the dark side is anti-Christian and anti-American.  Black civil rights activists like Jesse Jackson abandoned Dr. King's divinely inspired mission for blacks to be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.  Instead, the post-MLK black civil rights movement became all about skin-color, exploiting it in every way.

Why the Left Really Wants to Kill America.  Over the last half-century, the Democratic Party has taken the concept of Marxist/Leninist dialectical struggle to new heights through its use of identity politics.  The term refers to politically subdividing the electorate into multiple factions (voting blocks), whose members are told they are singled out for persecution by a bigoted and unjust society.  To wit:  People of color are persecuted by racists & white supremacists, women by sexists & misogynists, refugees & illegal immigrants by nativists & xenophobes, Muslims by Islamophobes, gays & lesbians by homophobes & religious bigots, the 99% by the 1%, and so on.  The goal of identity politics is to turn a majority of the American electorate against their country.

Huh? Joe Biden Says He was 'Raised in The Black Church'.  Joe Biden has told a lot of stories about his connection to black voters.  Back in 2017, he told a story about his younger days at a community pool with minority kids rubbing his hairy legs and jumping on his lap, which was all sorts of weird and creepy.  He told another good one on Sunday [1/26/2020] at an NAACP event where he claimed his "political identity" was molded by minorities back in his home state.  "I have a lot of black support because that's where I come from.  I was raised in the black church, politically, not a joke," Joe Biden said at the event in Des Moines, Iowa.

Biden claims he marched to protest segregation.  Where's the proof?  Biden, who prides himself on his relationship with black voters, clearly benefits from his eight years of service to the popular Barack Obama.  But do most blacks know that for decades Biden has bragged about "marching" and "protesting" to fight to "desegregate movie theaters and things like that" — and that there is zero evidence of any of this?

The Anti-White Party.  An outtake in an article in the November 14 New York Times about the Iowa caucuses caused me to do a double take:  "Democrats question the status of a state that's 90% white."  Imagine that the Times had instead said, "Republicans question the status of a state that's heavily black," or "GOP questions the status of a state that's largely Hispanic."  The crises of outrage would reach to the heavens.  Every Establishment organ would demand the Republicans [...] grovel in the dust, and kiss the feet of so-called black and Hispanic "leaders", most of whom are con artists.  But when the Democrats dismiss a state because it's largely white?  Not a murmur of protest arose from any quarter.

Rashida Tlaib Persists as the Biggest Embarrassment in Congress.  Take, as the latest example, Tlaib's ill-advised hot take on the New Jersey shooting that left six people (1 good guy, 3 innocent people, and the 2 murderers) dead.  Having caught wind of a senseless act of violence that had occurred in Jersey City, Tlaib took to her personal Twitter account to play politics.  She tweeted, "This is heartbreaking.  White supremacy kills."  The killers were both black.  Not only that, but they had both demonstrated an interest in the black supremacy movement modeled by the Black Hebrew Israelites.  Talk about swinging, missing, and slipping into the bushes.  Within about 20 minutes, the ratio on her tweet had gotten so bad that she deleted it, and then proceeded to continue on as though nothing had happened.

Several Democratic candidates call on the DNC to make the debates more diverse.  Nine Democratic presidential candidates have called on the Democratic National Committee to relax its debate standards next year, allowing some lower-polling rivals onto the stage.  "While we know this was an unintended consequence of the DNC's actions, many of the candidates excluded due to these thresholds are the ones who have helped make this year's primary field historically diverse," the candidates wrote.  "Frankly, that unintended result does not live up to the values of our Democratic Party and it does not serve the best interest of Democratic voters."

Impeach Trump Because of Slavery?  Congressman Al Green has become one of the Democratic Party's top spokesmen.  Which is a good thing, because Green is generally unfiltered, and therefore gives us a glimpse into his party's id. [...] I don't have a high opinion of Al Green's intelligence, but even he cannot be dumb enough to believe his smears against President Trump.  More to the point, however, is that none of this constitutes proper grounds for impeachment.  It is ridiculous to assert that political differences over, for example, "LGBTQ" issues, constitute high crimes and misdemeanors under the Constitution.  Green's rant is valuable, not because it makes any sense, but because it gives us a window into the Democrats' real motive for wanting to impeach the president — sheer hatred over political differences.

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Rep. Al Green howls about no black faces among the screaming leftist professors.  Poor Al Green.  All that lefty scream-mongering at the congressional impeachment hearings and no minorities to show for it. [...] At first glance, it shows just how obsessed with racial bean-counting your average extremist Democrat in the House is.  Maybe there weren't any minorities who wanted to beclown themselves this stupidly, did you consider that, Al?  More likely, Green is pulling the old Kamala Harris trick, of howling about the importance of minority faces when in fact the idea was to promote herself.  She'd be the solution to fill that affirmative action slot.  There's plenty of evidence to suggest that Green is exactly the same.

Al Sharpton's charity skirts scrutiny thanks to clout with Dems: critics.  The Rev. Al Sharpton's troubled charity, the National Action Network, has dodged scrutiny paid other nonprofits — despite paying him $1 million last year — thanks to his political clout, insiders and experts say.  "There are certain things that are universally true in New York:  the sun rises in the east, it sets in the west, the subway is late and no one wants to pick a fight with Al Sharpton," said one top Democratic insider.  "Where's the political benefit to doing it?"  Sharpton's teflon provides a sharp contrast to the vigorous investigations state Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance mounted against President Trump, including his troubled charity.

The Democrats:  Identity Politics above All.  The Democrats are totally and absolutely a party focused solely on identity politics and a party not at all concerned with the greater, general good of the country.  Their electoral strategy is based on identifying specific groups of voters to whom they can assign victimhood status and then promise a taxpayer-funded government program to alleviate their suffering and correct the wrongs perpetrated against them.  Implicit in the Democrats' argument is the common theme that these so-called transgressions are the result of biased, intentional wrongdoing by white conservative Republicans, whose prejudices, shortsightedness, and mean-spirited nature are aimed at those groups, with the intention of maintaining (or regaining, in some instances) political control of the country by a white heterosexual male cohort of European decent.

Al Sharpton's 'nonprofit' deserves the same scrutiny as Trump's.  State Attorney General Letitia James was quite proud of herself for winning a $2 million judgment against President Trump for misusing his Trump Foundation charity.  But surely the Rev. Al Sharpton's nonprofit merits similar scrutiny.  As The [New York] Post's Melissa Klein and Georgett Roberts reported last weekend, Sharpton sucked in more than $1 million last year from his National Action Network charity:  salary of $324,000, a $160,000 bonus and $563,000 in "other compensation" — which NAN says it owed him for a stretch from 2004 to 2017 when it supposedly underpaid him.  NAN claims it hired an executive-compensation firm that found it shorted him $1.25 million over those years. [...] [W]hat a convenient finding for the Rev, who runs the group that hired the firm.

Al Sharpton was paid $1 million by his own charity last year.  Controversial civil rights activist and MSNBC host the Rev. Al Sharpton was paid $1,046,948 by his own charity in 2018, tax filings for the National Action Network show, according to the New York Post.  "Sharpton got a $324,000 salary — 32% higher than his 2017 pay — in addition to a $159,596 bonus and $563,352 in 'other compensation,'" the report stated.

Al Sharpton gets $1M in pay from his own charity, tax filings show.  He's the million-dollar minister.  The Rev. Al Sharpton raked in $1,046,948 from his own charity last year, according to National Action Network's latest tax filings obtained by The [New York] Post.  Sharpton got a $324,000 salary — 32% higher than his 2017 pay — in addition to a $159,596 bonus and $563,352 in "other compensation."

Why Trump is the Black Voters' Clear Choice in 2020.  Tragically, blacks have voted monolithically for Democrats for 60 years with nothing to show for it.  Baltimore, Washington D.C., Chicago, and every other city controlled by Democrats are hellholes of black misery; black-on-black homicides, out-of-wedlock births (fatherless households), high incarceration, genocidal numbers of abortions, and school dropouts.  And yet, Democrats are still deceiving blacks with their tired old lie that every issue plaguing black Americans is the result of white racism.

Julián Castro Team Bashes 'The Four White Frontrunners'.  The campaign for Democrat presidential hopeful and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro took aim at "the four white frontrunners" in the race for president.  The comments, which were made by campaign spokesperson Sawyer Hackett, were shared in an official Castro campaign email sent to reporters on Tuesday [11/5/2019].

Kansas City votes to remove Martin Luther King's name from historic street.  Kansas City voters on Tuesday [11/5/2019] overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon.

Orwellian Fear Reigns in Vermont.  Vermont is one of the most amenable states in the nation to blacks, yet racism and Nazi-fear have been employed by the Vermont attorney general to undermine police efforts to arrest fentanyl-traffickers and to create a panel that labels Vermont a "white supremacist culture" and redrafts Vermont textbooks to inculcate "white guilt" in schoolchildren.  Vermont voters embraced Barack Obama more than almost all states, Vermont has the narrowest income disparity between blacks and whites, and Vermont never permitted slavery — but the Legislature has rewritten the state constitution.

Lowlife Jew-Hater Sharpton Says Trump Needs To Fight Antisemitism.  If there is a Nobel Prize for mendacity or an Oscar for hypocrisy, this statement by Al Sharpton would get the award.  This scumbag who calls himself a Reverand and a Human Rights leader has spent a lifetime spreading Antisemitism but never acknowledged or apologized has the nerve to talk about the need for Trump to fight Jew-hatred.  Just the fact that he mentioned Antisemitism gave me the creeps.

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.

Dan Crenshaw Hits Back After Democrat Lawmaker Labels Him A 'Racist'.  Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) fired back on Tuesday after his Democratic colleague, Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) attacked the Texas congressman as a "racist" when he was asked by a constituent to condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) anti-Semitic remarks.  "We've seen this desperate and immature strategy time after time from the Democrat Party," Crenshaw said.  "The strategy is simple: when you disagree with someone during a policy debate, resort to calling your opponent a racist."

Soledad O'Brien mocks black Trump supporters, gets brutally mocked.  The idea that more and more black Americans are joining with conservative leaders in support of President Donald Trump leaves the left in a conundrum.  Do they subject these African-Americans to the prescribed Alinsky tactic of ridicule, running the risk of being held to the same impossible standard they hold the right to in being tagged racist for their criticism?  Which is where liberal minorities like Soledad O'Brien come into play, although she saw the tables quickly turned on her over the weekend in the unpredictable world of social media.

Ocasio-Cortez on Trump: 'His Bigotry is Reflective of the White Supremacist Base He Relies On'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocaso-Cortez (D.-N.Y.) sent out at tweet on Saturday [10/5/2019] accusing President Donald Trump of "bigotry" and stating her belief that this "bigotry" was "reflective" of what she described as the president's "white supremacist base."  That tweet by Ocasio-Cortez was following up on another she had sent out on Saturday in which she said Trump had "targeted antisemitism towards Chairman [Adam] Schiff."

The Party of 'Impeach!'  In July, Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, wanted Trump impeached for his "racist tweets" that attacked several Democratic freshman House members known as "the squad." Green tweeted: "(Trump's) racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and Islamophobia can no longer be tolerated or ignored.  We must impeach."  One can only marvel at how, with a straight face, Democrats call Trump "racist" while embracing as "kingmaker" the race card-hustling Rev. Al Sharpton and refusing to denounce anti-Semitic Minister Louis Farrakhan.

A Platform of Urban Decline.  Democratic accusations that America is endemically racist are becoming ever more frequent and strident.  At the last presidential debate, Pete Buttigieg announced that "systemic racism" will "be with us" regardless of who wins the presidency; Beto O'Rourke claimed that racism in America is "foundational" and that people of color were under "mortal threat" from the "white supremacist in the White House"; Julián Castro denounced the growing threat of "white supremacy"; and Cory Booker called for "attacking systemic racism," especially in the "racially biased" criminal-justice system.  At the same time, the allowable explanations for racial disparities have shrunk to one: that self-same racism.

Rep. Matt Gaetz Publicly Exposes Al Sharpton's Lifetime of Racism, Bigotry and Prejudice.  Representative Matt Gaetz delivered a thorough evisceration of Al Sharpton today [9/19/2019] that will long be remembered.  Keep in mind that every Democrat candidate for President has kissed the ring of Sharpton in recent months.  Oh, the backfire in this hearing was over-the-top.  Chairman Nadler was so stressed out he couldn't function.  The democrats on the House Judiciary Committee went absolutely bonkers and lost their minds as Gaetz continued to expose Sharpton's history of bigotry and antisemitism.  A whole new generation of younger viewers were treated to the history of Sharpton.

House Hearing Erupts After Republican Confronts Al Sharpton Over Anti-Semitic, Anti-White Remarks.  A House Judiciary Committee hearing on policing erupted Thursday after GOP Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz confronted Al Sharpton over anti-Semitic and anti-white remarks he has allegedly made throughout his career.  During the hearing, Gaetz used his allotted time to read quotes attributed to Sharpton about Jewish people, whites and some blacks.  "Have you ever referred to members of the Jewish faith as 'white interlopers' or 'diamond merchants?'" Gaetz asked at one point during a tense back-and-forth.

Dems Cite Discredited SPLC to Sic the IRS on Conservative 'Hate Groups'.  In a House of Representatives committee hearing on Thursday, Democrats cited the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in calling on the IRS to remove tax-exempt status from "hate groups."  Only one Democrat referenced the SPLC by name, but many cited the SPLC secondhand in warning that more than 60 tax-exempt non-profit groups registered with the IRS are "hate groups."  Earlier this year, the SPLC cleaned out its leadership amid scandal and its politically biased "hate group" list was outed as a fundraising tool.

Biden Talks Racism On Anniversary Of Klu Klux Klan Bombing: 'Hate Is On The Rise Again'.  2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned against racism and white supremacy Sunday [9/15/2019], saying that "hate is on the rise again."  The former vice president spoke Sunday to a largely black congregation in memory of the 56th anniversary of the bombing at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, according to CNN.

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Every day of the year is the aniversary of some long-forgotten event in the distant past that can be dug up and used as political leverage.

Beto's Racist City Upon a Hill.  "We can mark the creation of this country not at the Fourth of July, 1776, but August 20, 1619, when the first kidnapped African was brought to this country against his will and in bondage and as a slave built the greatness, and the success, and the wealth that neither he nor his descendants would ever be able to participate in or enjoy."  So says Beto O'Rourke, Boy Beto, here in the form of Professor Beto, lecturing the Democrat faithful at the party debate in Houston last week, the day after America mourned the anniversary of 9/11.  But it wasn't the evil of 9/11 that was in Beto's crosshairs; it was America, at its very core.  Beto explained that racism was not merely "endemic" to America but "foundational."  It's a line that works fabulously for Beto among fellow progressives, who stomp and applaud enthusiastically.

Rep. Ilhan Omar: 'God Expects Us To Do The Righteous Work' In Politics.  At a "Plight of Black Immigrants" forum, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a Muslim, suggested her god expects people to vote in a certain way.  "God expects us to do the righteous work," Omar said.  "And, so, god does not expect you to vote for people who will ultimately hurt you and other humans around you." [...] How likely is it that journalists will follow up on these comments by asking Omar in future interviews how, exactly, she thinks her god Allah influences her votes?

Why Beto O' Rourke's Embrace Of The 1619 Project Is Dangerous.  In Thursday night's Democratic primary debate, candidate Beto O' Rourke claimed that Americans should "mark the creation of this country not at the Fourth of July, 1776, but August 20, 1619, when the first kidnapped African was brought to this country against his will."  O'Rourke's comments were inspired by The New York Times' 1619 Project, which "aims to reframe the country's history" by placing 1619 as our true founding.  The project is a collection of essays, literary works, and curriculum all aimed at this new understanding of American history.  This project is dangerous enough as a misguided intellectual exercise, but its danger to our republic increases exponentially once put in the hands of a radical politician who could one day be president.

Sure Democrats Will Lose in 2020, But They Are Dangerous Now, And Must Be Stopped!  When one of the candidates looks into a camera and proclaims the United States to be plagued with "systemic racism" you know they are lying.  But when the entire group does it — hundreds of times in three hours — it takes on a perverse sense of strategy. [...] In America you have individuals who have made it to the top of every industry of every race and background.  We are the least racist nation on the planet.  Yet the Democratic candidates are willing to slander their fellow countrymen, if it will help them turn out 15 percent more votes in heavily Democratic districts where these lies are continually repeated.

Contractors may have to reveal past ties to slavery to get business with New York City.  City contractors would have to reveal past ties to slavery under a Council bill that will be introduced on Thursday [9/12/2019].  The legislation would require companies to search their history and records to determine if they or any affiliated entities engaged in or profited from the slave trade when they enter in or renew city contracts of $100,000 or more.

The White Nationalism Fraud Part 1.  It is time to take a look at "white nationalism" from an honest perspective.  Over the past several weeks, there have been mass shootings on an unprecedented level that is being explained by the "white nationalism" that we are told is throughout our culture.  Progressive socialists speak of it as a fast-moving epidemic that is infecting every straight white male in the country.  The media and progressive socialists have invented the "racism" trope against President Trump because of the collapse of the Russian collusion hoax.  The Senior Editor of the New York Times instructed his so-called journalists that this would be the main focus until the 2020 election.

A Fellowship of LosersThe Communist Manifesto is the greatest monument to erroneous thinking but profound persuasion in the history of thought.  Marx was an extremely talented propagandist.  He was a grossly incompetent economist.  A theme of the Manifesto is that oppression permeates all societies.  Initially it was about the oppression of workers (the proletariat) by owners (the bourgeoisie).  Now leftists view all societal relationships through the prism of oppression — only the placeholders change:  one race against another, Palestinians versus Israelis, male versus female.  The world is divided between the oppressors and the oppressed.  This view provides the foundation for identity politics and also makes it easy to accuse people of racism.

Joe Biden Says Racism a 'White Man's Problem,' Will Not Promise Black Running Mate.  Joe Biden claimed racism is institutional in America on Tuesday [8/27/2019], but would not commit wholeheartedly to picking a person of color as his running mate if he were to win the Democrat presidential nomination. [...] Biden, who leads his fellow 2020 Democrats substantially among black voters, claimed that President Donald Trump had only furthered those divisions by using rhetoric that appeals "to the worst d*** instincts of human nature."  Along similar lines, the former vice president has accused Trump of fanning the "flames of white supremacy" in recent weeks, as he attempts to portray the next election as a referendum on the nation's soul.

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The nation does not have a soul, nor is the next presidential election a referendum on anything so abstract.

Biden: Racism in US is institutional, 'white man's problem'.  Racism in America is an institutional "white man's problem visited on people of color," Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday, arguing that the way to attack the issue is to defeat President Donald Trump and hold him responsible for deepening the nation's racial divide.

Seattle 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.

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Maybe so, but piles of feces in the street "bring up images" of the baboon cage at the zoo.

Presidential candidates support rescinding medals for Wounded Knee Massacre.  Some of the Democratic presidential candidates said they support rescinding the 20 Medals of Honor awarded to U.S. soldiers for the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre.  Marcella LeBeau, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, asked candidates for their thoughts on rescinding the Medals of Honor during the second day of the Frank LeMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City on Tuesday [8/20/2019].  "Back home on the Cheyenne River Reservation, I believe there is a pervasive sadness that exists there because of unresolved grief," LeBeau told the candidates.

Robert Mueller crushed their dreams, so Democrats pivot to race.  What was the embittered left — Democratic presidential candidates and their media allies — supposed to do when their hopes of Russia-Trump collusion crashed on the boulevard of broken dreams?  Pivot.  They had invested so much in their fantasy that President Donald Trump was a treasonous agent of Russian boss Vladimir Putin.  But when special counsel Robert Mueller's report came out, and there was no collusion, no crime charged, their fantasy collapsed.  And so, after a brief spasm of despair, the left pivoted to their default position:  race.

Reparations for slavery emerge as issue among Democrats running for president.  When University of Connecticut professor Thomas Craemer first began researching reparations for slavery, most mainstream white politicians weren't talking about the issue.  Now, more than a dozen years later, the idea that African Americans should receive restitution for the grievous legacy of enslavement and racial discrimination is sparking a political debate that is helping to shape the 2020 presidential race.

Sanders, Warren Ask Black Christians to Put Their Faith in Government.  In front of a crowd of black Christian millennials on Saturday, a pair of leading 2020 Democratic candidates asked the faithful to put their trust in the government.  Left-wing darlings Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) appeared back-to-back at a presidential forum put on by Black Church PAC, a day after three other Democratic hopefuls attended the same Young Leaders Conference in Atlanta.

Beto: Trump Leading a 'Concerted, Organized Attack Against' People of Color.  Sunday [8/18/2019] on NBC's "Meet the Press," 2020 presidential hopeful former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) said President Donald Trump was engaged in a "concerted, organized attack against immigrants, against people of color."

How Al Sharpton Abandoned Africa's Slaves.  The eminent African-American economist Glenn Loury recently wondered in the New York Times why leading Democrats would defend Al Sharpton, a man who is a blatant anti-Semite, an anti-white racist, and to many, a simple con man.  Joe Biden calls him "a champion in the fight for civil rights."  Elizabeth Warren says "he has dedicated his life to the fight for justice for all," and Kamala Harris lauds him as a man who "has spent his life fighting for what's right."  Records show that President Obama had Sharpton visit his White House 118 times.  This, after Sharpton's many outrages: the Tawana Brawley rape hoax of 1987, the anti-Jewish Crown Heights riots of 1991, and the firebombing of a Jewish-owned Harlem fashion boutique in 1995.  Loury suggests that any one of these things should have disqualified Sharpton from national platforms, along with any praise by Democratic Party leaders.

No, Really: Al Sharpton Considering 2020 Presidential Bid.  I, for one, would welcome Al Sharpton's entrance to the 2020 Democratic primary.  Sharpton's has made a career out of race-baiting, which has now become mainstream in the Democratic Party.  If Joe Biden can be the frontrunner, despite his inappropriate behavior with women and young girls, Sharpton's controversial past is certainly not going to be a roadblock for him.  It would certainly be humorous to see Sharpton explain how Trump is a racist despite their past friendship, and it would be equally amusing to see Trump rehash Sharpton's role in the Tawana Brawley hoax.

Stacey Abrams:  RNC Going to Send Off-Duty Officers to Scare 'Voters of Color'.  Tuesday [8/13/2019] on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams accused the Republican National Committee of planning to send off-duty law enforcement officers into minority neighborhoods to "scare voters, particularly voters of color."

Jackson Lee: 'Racism is a national security threat'.  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Tuesday said the Trump administration should declare racist beliefs a threat to U.S. national security.  During a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, Jackson Lee said that the attack in her home state of Texas last week displayed the danger of ignoring U.S. residents who foster white supremacist views.  "I believe that racism ... should be declared a national security threat," Jackson Lee said.

Harris, Warren ignore DOJ report to claim Michael Brown was 'murdered'.  In November 2014, a grand jury decided not to indict [Darren] Wilson after finding that witness reports did not match with evidence.  On March 4, 2015, the Obama administration's Justice Department issued an 86-page investigative report, based on testimony from 40 witnesses and a review of forensic evidence, on the shooting that concluded "there is no credible evidence that Wilson willfully shot [Michael] Brown as he was attempting to surrender or was otherwise not posing a threat."  The same day, the Justice Department also published the results of its investigation into the Ferguson Police Department, which highlighted systemic exploitation and racial profiling of black residents in Ferguson, such as racial disparities in traffic stops even though black drivers were less likely to be found with contraband.  [Kamala] Harris and [Elizabeth] Warren appear to accept the results of one report and not the other.

More about Ferguson.

This isn't normal politics.  This is an inquisition.  We aren't having a discussion on race in this nation; we are having an inquisition.  Every day, the Left spews hate-filled attacks on the president of the United States, his family, and his supporters, and there is no reasoning with them.  Their blood is boiling, their veins are popping, their grimy hands are pointing long, spindly fingers at all of us.  You cannot criticize certain people of a certain party.  It doesn't work to criticize policy any more, because policy is lumped together with race and social justice.  Therefore, any criticism of policy is actually construed as wanting to put black people back into slavery.

The Left Is on a Mission to Annihilate Conservatism.  Sen. Cory Booker is also casting Trump and his supporters as white supremacists.  Here's the logic:  Trump is a white supremacist because he wants to protect the border.  A white supremacist, who may not even be a Trump supporter, slaughtered people.  Therefore, Trump incited the massacre.  And those callous enough to support Trump must be white supremacists as well.  Though Booker called on Trump to denounce white supremacy after the shooting, when Trump did just that, Booker would not accept it.  Moreover, Booker's campaign team called for cancellation of all Trump rallies because they are a "breeding ground for racism and bigotry."

The Left Is on a Mission to Annihilate Conservatism.  While President Donald Trump is an ideal scapegoat for leftist hatred and demagoguery, the left's ultimate goal is to permanently reduce conservatism and the Republican Party to minority status by indelibly associating them with racism.  Listen to what the Democratic presidential candidates and other Democrats are saying.  If you support border enforcement, you are a racist.  If you support Trump, who pushes border enforcement, you are a racist.  If you don't condemn Trump for being a white supremacist, which he is not, you are a white supremacist.

Debut of the Democrat-Media 'White Terrorist' Smear.  Get ready for the new 'Progressive' norm.  If you voted for Donald Trump, wear a MAGA cap in public, question in any way the radical Democrat narrative, you are no longer a 'patriot'.  You are a 'nationalist', a 'white supremacist', but now even an out-and-out 'white terrorist'.  That's the narrative the Democrats are shoehorning you into:  'Donald Trump's a "racist", 'an unapologetic nationalist', 'a White supremacist' and since the El Paso massacre by a crazed shooter, 'A White Terrorist'.  If you voted for Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016, plan to vote for him again in 2020, or support him in any way, you are a 'White Terrorist' too.

Why Are Democrats Defending Al Sharpton?  When I first heard that President Trump had gone after the Rev. Al Sharpton — and that Mr. Sharpton had responded in kind — I must admit that I laughed.  Are there two New York City hustlers who deserve one another more?  But 48 hours later, I feel differently.  That's thanks to the leading Democratic candidates for president, who have rushed to Mr. Sharpton's defense, extolling his supposed virtues as a civil-rights paragon while denouncing Mr. Trump's attack as racist.  In doing so, they have, yet again, taken Mr. Trump's bait, handing him another easy victory while yoking themselves to a genuine bigot.

Al Sharpton is not a lifelong fighter for justice.  Al Sharpton — who should still be seen as a notorious hate figure but has somehow escaped that fate — practically tripped over himself trying to get Trump's attention.  It worked.  "Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score," Trump tweeted.  "Just doing his thing.  Must have intimidated Comcast/NBC.  Hates Whites & Cops!"  Then ensued one of the more depressing news cycles of the year, as major Democratic presidential candidates praised Sharpton to the heavens. [...] Calling Sharpton a lifelong fighter for "justice" ignores his history of race-baiting and deadly anti-Semitic incitement.

President Trump Shatters Left-Wing Myths.  President Trump is boldly providing much-needed relief to the American people.  He is untying us from the bonds of political correctness that have, in un-American fashion, forced Americans to accept liberal myths and farces. [...] It's about time someone, as the President did, stopped all this baloney and labeled Al Sharpton the con-man he has been for decades.  In the name of being a "civil rights leader", Sharpton has gotten away with not paying millions of dollars in owed taxes; fomented rioting against Brooklyn's religious Jews; led — with self-proclaimed racist Sonny Carson — a boycott of a Korean grocery store, where protesters called the owners "yellow monkeys"; held anti-Semitic, racially-charged rallies that led to the Freddy's Department Store massacre; and knowingly and purposely destroyed the lives of two white police officers in the Tawana Brawley hoax.

NY Times Op-Ed:  Democrats Will Lose Cheering On 'Ambulance-Chasing, Anti-Semitic' Al Sharpton.  Brown University professor Glenn C. Loury said that Democrats are doomed to lose when they cheer-on "ambulance-chasing, anti-Semitic, anti-white race hustler" Rev. Al Sharpton.  Although Loury at first appeared to find it amusing that "two New York City hustlers" like Sharpton and President Donald Trump would be sparring over whether it's racist to call Baltimore a "disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess," he began to think twice when so many Democratic presidential candidates began lauding Sharpton as a symbol of civil rights progress.

Al Charlatan.  Al Sharpton was there in 1987 when Tawana Brawley was raped — not.  When she was smeared with feces by an attacker — not.  He was her voice piece, her advocate, the Reverend Al.  He had been James Brown's tour manager for seven years, so the Rev. Al knew media.  He knew how to grab their attention.  Three years earlier, he had emerged as a great racial leader when he cried "racist" at Bernhard Goetz, who had shot four youths on a New York City subway train.  Goetz went to trial and was found not guilty on all charges, except for possession of an unlicensed firearm.  Sharpton demanded a further federal inquiry into Goetz's racism.  He got his inquiry, and they found that Goetz had feared for his safety, unrelated to race.  Al Sharpton was off to the races — or, more accurately, to baiting the races.  By 1991, Sharpton was helping incite Jew hatred and a pogrom in the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  A frenzied incited mob murdered a Jew, Yankel Rosenbaum.  Four years later, Sharpton helped incite further race riots against Jews in Harlem, resulting in the burning of a clothing store and in street deaths during the Freddy's Fashion Mart Massacre.

Democrats' Embrace Of Al Sharpton Exposes Their Hypocrisy.  If Donald Trump attacked Somalian warlords on Twitter, The Atlantic would run a 10,000-word piece explaining why decentralized Somali rule is actually good for minorities.  Because it's no longer sufficient to be a Trump antagonist, no longer enough to stick the word "racist" in every news piece and broadcast; a real patriot embraces all the president's enemies, no matter how morally loathsome. [...] Now, one might legitimately be slighted by the president's attacks on [Elijah] Cummings, but his words about [Al] Sharpton are hardly debatable.  Trump could have added that Sharpton was an unrepentant anti-Semite who had incited riots that led to a pogrom in Brooklyn and a massacre in Harlem, not to mention the defamation of police officers surrounding Tawana Brawley, whose life, like so many others, he had ruined with his hucksterism.  Instead, we had an arms race in crazy.

Baltimore and Cummings:  Democrat grifters peddle racism and broken cities.  After holding his congressional seat for three decades Elijah Cummings and his wife live atop a congressional empire worth millions while a vast swath of his constituents lives in squalor.  Nothing President Trump has tweeted about Cummings district or the horrific state of the city of Baltimore is inaccurate.  When Bernie Sanders called Baltimore a third world country it was a considered a reasoned critique.  When Donald Trump does it it's called racism.

How to Tell if a Trump Supporter Is Racist.  Every non-liberal leftist — that is, nearly every Democrat running for president, New York Times and Washington Post columnist, CNN and MSNBC host, and your left-wing brother-in-law — labels every Trump supporter and, of course, President Donald Trump, a "racist."  And they don't stop there.  Leftists don't only label the half of the country that supports the president "racist," they label all whites and America itself "racist."  If your son or daughter attends or recently attended an American university, it is close to certain he or she was repeatedly told that America and all whites are racist.  According to the left, whites are divided between those who admit they are racist and those who don't admit it.

Yelling 'racist' won't clean up our cities.  [Scroll down]  So it seems we can't talk about our southern border because to do so is racist.  We can't have a dialogue about problematic inner-city schools because any such discussion is racist.  America can't debate violent crime because the judicial system is racist.  America cannot move forward in any way because liberals don't want to.  They like things the way they are — the crime, the rats, the drugs, the decay, and the rot.

Democrats Flock to Defend Racist, Anti-Semitic Sharpton.  [Scroll down]  What we have here are three Democratic presidential candidates — Warren, Harris, and de Blasio — defending Sharpton, a guy with a career-long record of documented racism and anti-Semitism flavored with outright homophobia.  And not unnoticed here?  Racism and anti-Semitism as blatantly exhibited by Sharpton are exactly the same beliefs and behaviors on vivid display from "The Squad" of Congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib.

Trump is absolutely right about 'con man' Al Sharpton.  Al Sharpton has been making a good living for 35 years now, pushing New York and the nation as far as his bullhorn audacity will carry him — which is pretty [...] far for a one-time FBI informer who started with nothing and brought even less to the table.  He rode an eagerness to exploit racial discord, a couple of incendiary slogans and the cowardice of state, local and national leadership to fame and fortune.

Rob Reiner Says All Trump Supporters are Racist.  Filmmaker and left-wing activist Rob Reiner has declared that all supporters of President Donald Trump are racist, claiming that Trump has made it "abundantly clear" his re-election [campaign] is based on white nationalism.  Posting on his Twitter feed, which is almost entirely dedicated to attacking Trump and the current administration, Reiner explained that voting for Trump means there is no distinction between "being a racist and a racist enabler."

Al Sharpton responds to Trump:  I'm happy to make trouble for racists and people like you.  The Rev. Al Sharpton confirmed President Trump's assertion that he's a troublemaker.  Sharpton says he's happy to keep making trouble for racists and "people like" Trump.  Trump accused Sharpton of being racist against white people and a political swindler in an early-morning tweet Monday [7/29/2019].

Sen. Ron Wyden Escorts 8 1/2 Months Pregnant Mexican Woman and Her Family Across Border Into US.  Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) posted a video Saturday bragging about how he had escorted an eight-and-a-half months pregnant migrant from Mexico into the U.S. because the woman allegedly was having a difficult pregnancy.  Wyden does not tell viewers that the woman is a Mexican citizen and that she brought her husband and 3-year-old son with her across the border.  Apparently there are no competent maternity hospitals in Mexico.

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There may be hospitals in Mexico, but they don't offer free U.S. citizenship with every birth.

The Democrats, Not Trump, Are the Racists.  It doesn't take Nostradamus, or even a Coney Island fortune teller, to predict the coming Democratic presidential debates will be filled to overflowing with accusations of racism toward Donald Trump.  Not only that, the candidates will certainly be doing their bests, directly or by innuendo, to tarnish each other with the same ugly brush in an almost always fallacious manner.

Reparations and Racial Politicking.  [A]ll the Democratic candidates have to do something about the continuing lead of Joe Biden in the polls.  Racial politicking is one method they have chosen.  Thus, in the first presidential debates, Kamala Harris' accused Joe Biden of almost being a racist for not supporting school busing 40 years ago — while introducing her attack by stating that she was not accusing him of being a racist.  Likewise, Cory Booker, already a critic of Biden about race and specifically about Biden's statements in the first presidential debate, has stated that he may step up that criticism at the next debates.

Democrats Use the Specter of Racism to Sow Racial Discord.  [Scroll down]  Even so-called "centrists," such as Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, have built their presidential campaigns on foundations of radical identity politics just as intently as the party's far left wing.  Today, one is just as likely to hear talk of "structural racism" and "white privilege" from the lips of Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, or Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke as from Senator Elizabeth Warren or Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Biden, who is trying to run as a consummate centrist, even made the discredited Charlottesville hoax the center of his campaign launch.  Their goal is to galvanize minority voters by stoking the unfounded fears of white revanchism and by portraying Republicans as an imminent danger.

Today's identity politics erases the goal of a color-blind society.  There was a time not long ago when men and women of goodwill, liberal and conservative, sought to create a genuinely color-blind society. [...] On the left, four freshman U.S. representatives of growing prominence embrace a contrary philosophy.  One of them, Rep.Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., declared:  "We don't need any more brown faces that don't want to be brown voices.  We don't need black faces that don't want to be black voices."

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 Untouchables.

Media cried wolf:  Calling every Republican a racist lost its bite.  Once upon a time in the world of cable news, a guest or host or anchor calling anyone a racist would have considerable impact.  From what we've seen this week, when it comes to that word, those days are long gone.  A person simply can't turn on the news or scroll Twitterfor even more than a minute before hearing the word "racist" or "racism."  For example, CNN and MSNBC said the word "racist" more than 1,100 times from Sunday to Tuesday, according to a tally conducted by Grabien Media, an online media production and news prep service.  The count, which doesn't include on-screen graphics commonly known as chyrons, [...]

How Beto Made Himself into White-Privilege Guy.  Robert Francis O'Rourke is white.  If it's any consolation, he's very sorry about that.  "Beto" has been running from his Irish ancestry for some time now.  Long before the Left fell headlong into the logical termini of its triune fascination with race, power, and privilege, O'Rourke sensed that there was a currency to be had in becoming "Beto" rather than "Robert Francis."

"Racism": It's Not What It Used To Be.  It sometimes seems that conservatives are accused of being "racist" any time they disagree with a black Democrat.  The converse, of course, isn't true.  No one has ever called a Democrat a racist for disagreeing with, say, Thomas Sowell.  It turns out that, crazy as it may seem, there are a great many Americans who think it is racist to disagree with a black politician (assuming that he or she is a Democrat).  This is Rasmussen's stunning finding:  ["]Thirty-two percent (32%) of Democrats, however, say it's racist for any white politician to criticize the political views of a politician of color.["]  So being a "politician of color" means that your views are immune to disagreement.  Unless — once again — you are a Republican.

'Racism': A Cliché Fastened to a Dying Animal.  [Scroll down]  This brings us to the question that very few have bothered to ask about Trump's Sunday morning tweet storm:  Was it actually racist?  I didn't bother to read the tweets when they first appeared.  Nor was I moved to do so in response to the subsequent uproar.  Everything the president says or does is instantly denounced by the Democrats and their media allies as racist, cruel, crazy, or crass.  So it just sounded like another day at the office for Trump.  I finally got around to reading them today and fail to see the catalogue of crimes his critics claim to see.

Omar - her racism means she would not like me very much.  Ilhan Omar does not like white people.  Her dislike, like any other brand of racism, is visceral.  She seems not to understand that white is a color, too.  Based on the photos I have seen of her, she cares as little for generic white women as she does for white people in general.  Do a Google Image search.  In hundreds of photos, she appears with few white women.  Nancy Pelosi.  A few trans women/people in drag.  But not many pictures with women like me.  Middle class, Midwestern-born women.

Greg Gutfeld Mocks CNN, MSNBC for 1,100 Uses of 'Racist' in Two Days on Trump.  On Tuesday night's episode of The Five, Fox News pundit Greg Gutfeld mocking the collective mass hysteria of CNN and MSNBC over President Trump's latest tweets against radical first-term Congresswomen.  Gutfeld summarized the hysterics to a T with a simple word count:  "We are reaching peak racism right now.  CNN and MSNBC, according to The Hill this morning, had said the word racist 1,100 times.  That was this morning [7/16/2019] since Sunday [7/14/2019].  Ok, so today's Tuesday... I think when it's 1,100 times by Tuesday afternoon, I'd call that maybe an overreaction.  It's hysterical and it's hysteria."

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List of Racist Statements by Members of the 'Squad' (So Far).  It is worth noting that all four — Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) are members of a group called the "Justice Democrats."  The group is specifically devoted to backing primary candidates against Democratic incumbents seen as being too moderate and too white.  Last November, the Justice Democrats launched a campaign called "#OurTime," aimed at recruiting candidates to challenge "Democratic incumbents who are demographically and ideologically out-of-touch with their districts."

Democrats Are One Hundred Percent Wrong about Racism.  To say that the Democrats are obsessed with race these days is the equivalent of saying the sky is blue. [...] It's all about racism — yours.  The Dems' presidential campaigns are based around proving the other man or woman is more of a racist and vice versa, or about showing you're not so racist as people say you are, even if you are or even if you pretended to be a race you weren't.  And don't you dare criticize Ilhan Omar or you're a triple-racist even if her ideas are more racist than anyone else's.

Pressley proves it's all about race: 'We don't need any more brown faces that don't want to be a brown voice'.  The "squad" of four radical freshman Democrats have a dangerous habit of wanting to dictate what is or isn't acceptable in American politics, mandates made by those who look at life through the lens of color — as in the color of your skin.  Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., have become the face of the Democratic Party and the progressive ideologues cast themselves in the role of victims Monday during a news conference to respond to President Trump calling them out for their abject contempt for America.

Biden: No POTUS Has Been as 'Openly Racist and Divisive' as Trump.  While speaking to reporters, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden reacted to President Trump's tweets about Democratic congresswomen by stating that "there has never been a president in American history who has been so openly racist and divisive" as Trump.

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Really?  What about Barack H. Obama?

Joe Biden once warned that without 'orderly integration,' his children would 'grow up in a racial jungle'.  [Scroll down]  Biden has tied his long civil rights record into his presidential campaign, and some black leaders in Wilmington, Delaware praised Biden for it.  Yet he also "promoted nearly a dozen pieces of legislation" aimed at limiting federal busing programs, and despite his claims otherwise, outright said "I oppose busing" in 1975, the [New York] Times reports.  And in 1977, Biden made a particularly questionable argument against using busing to achieve integration.

Trump is not a racist; he's pushing the Overton window to normal.  When Occasional Cortex accused Nancy Pelosi of racism, Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo), a member of both the Black and Progressive Congressional caucuses opined, "What a weak argument.  Because you can't get your way and because you're getting pushback you resort to using the race card?  Unbelievable.  Unbelievable to me."  Likewise, Maureen Dowd also piped up with "A.O.C. should consider the possibility that people who disagree with her do not disagree with her color."  Coming from people who've spent the last 11 years insisting that racism is the only reason anyone can disagree with their agenda, that's pretty rich.

Democrats Hold a Terrible Hand of Race Cards.  The race card is being thrown back in the faces of those who have played it for decades.  The term "racist" has become such a cliché that it no longer carries any weight or meaning. [...] How many Democrat Senators proudly worked with former KKK Grand Cyclops Senator Robert Byrd for decades, some even calling him their "mentor" as Hillary Clinton did?

'View' Hosts Obsess over Race, Trump with 2020 Dem Kamala Harris.  Friday [7/12/2019] on The View, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) was on the show to discuss her 2020 presidential run.  Meghan McCain was the only host to ask Harris about her stance on decriminalizing illegal immigration, while the other hosts focused heavily on race-related questions.  It began when co-host Whoopi Goldberg wondered how Harris was going to help black people get "back in balance" after President Trump had supposedly dismantled everything presidents before him had done for minorities:

Spot the racists in the Democrats' president field.  Is Democratic presidential candidate, Kamala Harris a racist because she has proposed a $100-billion housing subsidy only for people of color?  Even if they earn as much as $125K a year or more than twice the U.S. household median income of $60,336 in 2017.  Not since the passage of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1868 has the federal government passed a race-based financial subsidy.  Since at least the 1860s, federal funds have been colorblind and have given to all based on need as defined by income, not race.  Providing funds based on race is, of course, unconstitutional, but lawyer and former state attorney general Harris does not care.  She is trying to prove she can compete in the socialist giveaway of your and our children's money.  She is trying to prove she is the blackest black in the room.

Buttigieg's pander: a Marshall Plan for black America.  Even at its peak, the Buttigieg campaign faced a huge problem — lack of support from African-Americans.  One poll I saw had him at zero percent among this cohort.  You can't make a credible run at the Democratic nomination for president with zero percent black support.  Things got even worse when an African-American in South Bend, Indiana, of which Buttigieg is mayor, was shot and killed by a white police officer.  As far as I can tell, the officer acted prudently and lawfully.  Reportedly, the deceased was armed and engaging in criminal behavior.  But such details seldom matter either to the black community or to Democratic politicians.

A desperate Beto O'Rourke goes for broke, claims America was founded on white supremacy.  A failing campaign makes a man desperate, and Beto O'Rourke surely is a desperate man.  The former Texas congressman was asked this week at roundtable event featuring immigrant and refugee participants to explain how President O'Rourke would fight white supremacy in the United States.  "I know this from my home state, Texas, places that formed the Confederacy, that this country was founded on white supremacy," the poorly polling 2020 Democratic primary candidate responded.  He added, "And every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression, even in our democracy."  Remember:  O'Rourke was addressing immigrants and refugees.  Welcome to America, you idiots.

Vermont's governor calls his own state's people irredeemably racist.  Vermont's culture is one of dairy farming, verdant mountain scenery, maple syrup, and small-town hospitality.  Both the governor and the gubernatorial hopeful who may oppose him next year openly characterize Vermonters' culture as innately racist.  Scott praised Donovan's Report declaring Vermont a "White Supremacy Culture" and proudly signed a law March 29 that will create a school curriculum designed to "change the underlying culture of our state."  Like all states, Vermont has racists.  But slavery was never legal in Vermont, being banned in the first state constitution in America.

'This country was founded on white supremacy': Beto O'Rourke speaks with Tennessee immigrants.  On his second day of events in Nashville, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke met with immigrants and refugees living in Tennessee on Monday [7/8/2019] for a roundtable discussion.  O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, first held a rally at Marathon Music Works on Sunday, drawing hundreds of supporters to the campaign event where he largely focused on immigration and decried President Donald Trump's policies on detaining migrants at the southern border.

The Democrats' Situational Racism.  When all else fails for the left, they drag out the race card.  Why not?  It's worked in the past, ushering in our first black president in 2008. At least that's how Barack Obama is described.  In reality he is only half black, with a black father (officially the Kenyan Barack Senior, or possibly Frank Marshall Davis, according to some). His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was as white as Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren.  The media of the time called for the half-white portion of Obama's heritage to be ignored rather than muddy the waters of his being America's first black president.  Yet during the Obama presidency, for different political reasoning the media went out of its way to make a point of the mixed heritage of another individual, specifically George Zimmerman.

Pete Buttigieg Warns Black Americans of Another Civil War.  Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday [7/2/2019] warned Black Americans of a new civil war if the federal government failed to end racist institutions and pay reparations for slavery.  "If we do not tackle the problem of racial inequality in my lifetime, I am convinced that it will upend the American project in my lifetime," he warned.  "It brought our country to its knees once and if we do not act, it could again."

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Was that a warning of an impending civil war, or an incitement of civil war?

Jesse Jackson opens up on 2020 and the changing Democratic Party.  The 77-year-old two-time presidential candidate's roaring sermons have become more muted and mumbled.  His walk has become slow, unsteady.  Parkinson's disease has taken its toll.  At a news conference here over the weekend with Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, she held up the microphone for him when he spoke.  Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition event on Saturday at the 4,000-capacity Apostolic Faith Church drew only a few hundred people.

School busing and race tore L.A. apart in the 1970s.  Now, Kamala Harris is reviving debate.  Few issues divided Los Angeles more in the 1970s than school desegregation and busing.  It sparked protests and political movements — and led to white families fleeing from the Los Angeles Unified School District.  These issues came back to life at the Democratic presidential debate.  In a heated exchange, Kamala Harris accused Joe Biden of not taking a morally correct position in favor of an assertive federal role in the busing of students to achieve integration.

California liberals hate capitalism, until it becomes useful.
Kamala Harris takes criticism for offering 'That little girl was me' T-shirt online for $30.  Kamala Harris' campaign capitalized on her viral debate moment with Joe Biden on Thursday night [6/27/2019], making a "That little girl was me" T-shirt available via her campaign website.  At the Democratic debate in Miami, Harris attacked Biden's decades-ago work with segregationist senators, making the point personal by explaining she was a member of only the second class of black children in California to be bused to school in an effort to force desegregation.

California 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.

Multiculturalism Is a Nation Killer.  The civil rights movement started out with demands for basic human dignity.  Once those were met, it legitimately demanded equality of opportunity, and once that was achieved, it demanded preferential treatment where equality of opportunity was redefined, in Orwellian fashion, as equality of result.  Flush with success, it now demands reparations where those who never were enslaved will receive compensation from those who never owned slaves, all in the name of virtue and justice.  By nature, humans are tribal.  Tribalism is the easiest way to organize people and mobilize them politically.  Until very recently, America was a multi-ethnic society with a dominant culture.  That culture is breaking apart as we become more tribal, and we begin to think of ourselves in terms of tribal loyalties, as reinforced by political elites.

Beto O'Rourke says white Americans don't know the full story of slavery, continues to support reparations.  Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke took an unconventional approach to reaching out to African-American voters Friday, meeting with a small group representing a community of slave descendants in South Carolina and saying white Americans do not know the full story of slavery.  O'Rourke spent Friday [6/14/20919] at a Baptist church in Beaufort, S.C., where the former Texas congressman met with leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, a culture of coastal slave descendants whose separation from the mainland allowed them to retain much of their African heritage, including a unique dialect and skills such as cast-net fishing and basket weaving.

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.

Segregation 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.

Stacey Abrams: the Female Al Sharpton.  You cannot run for President without first getting the blessing of the Female Al Sharpton, Stacey "Rerun" Abrams.  And they're all playing along — just like they do with the real Al Sharpton.  Is there a single Democrat candidate who hasn't taken the pilgrimage to Georgia to prostrate him or herself before the Female Al Sharpton?

If Democrat Voters Demand Delusion, Only Delusional Candidates Can Win.  On Sunday [6/2/2019], CNN held town hall specials with a trio of presidential candidates — Seth Moulton, Eric Swalwell and Tim Ryan.  We watched it so you wouldn't have to.  All three of them are Democratic members of Congress.  None is in danger of becoming president anytime soon.  So why do we pay attention to what they say?  Well, because as they stammer and sweat and pander profusely, they give us a good idea of what the Democratic primary voters believe and what they care about.  And of course, the thing they care about most — a thing they can't stop talking about ever — is race.  They are obsessed in a deeply unhealthy way.  Racial obsessions are always deeply unhealthy.

A tantrum over Tubman:  Shaheen steamed over Jacksons.  New Hampshire's Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is among those incensed that Donald Trump has spiked plans to put Harriet Tubman's likeness on the U.S. $20 bill.  It would be in place of President Andrew Jackson who, like Shaheen, was a Democrat.  Trump has said that the Tubman effort is just "pure political correctness."  Sort of like the political correctness Shaheen's party has been engaged in recently to rename events (such as Jefferson-Jackson Day fundraisers) because those Democrats were slave owners.

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President Trump is systematically undoing the legacy of Barack H. Obama.  Putting Harriet Tubman on a $20 bill, in place of a U.S. President, was part of Obama's destruction of American traditions.  Objections to Mr. Trumps' move are likely motivated by race-based political opportunism.

Democrats 2020: The Grievance Party.  Describing the Democratic Party as one built on "identity politics" used to be a pejorative.  But Georgia's failed 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams, recently defended this description of her party.  "I would argue that identity politics is exactly who we are," said Abrams, "and it's exactly how we won. ... When we refuse to engage in the conversation of identity politics, when we refuse to acknowledge that we see you and we understand you and we understand the barriers that you face, then what we are met with is a lack of trust."  Fellow Democrat and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg apparently failed to get the memo.  A week before Abrams embraced and even expressed pride in Democrats' identity politics, Buttigieg was blasting President Donald Trump for his "racist" use of it.

Why is Al Sharpton, inciter of Crown Heights, speaking at a Jewish conference in Washington?  The disgraceful decision by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism to have Al Sharpton speak this morning at a plenary session of its conference in Washington, D.C., (titled "Consultation on Conscience") sends a very dangerous and intolerable message to the anti-Semites among us.  Anti-Semitism is on the rise, not just in the form of shouts or graffiti but also the murder of Jews.  It is thus incomprehensible how the Religious Action Center could have ever made this decision.

Anti-Semites R'us.  Rashida and her homies are complaining about people taking her words out of context and using them to stoke racial hatred for political reasons.  To be clear, that technique is only acceptable when applied to a President you don't like.

The Left's Obsession with Race.  There was a time when people aspired to a world where race was an afterthought.  It was always a tough slog, but we'd moved closer and closer over time.  Then something funny happened — a political party realized they could benefit from division and that unity was bad for business.  Unity would require a debate on issues and their merits, which was one they had been losing, so they opted for backsliding; divide to conquer.  If you divide people into groups it is much easier to win.  Groups of people are easier to manipulate than millions of individuals.  It is easier to win especially when you've been inundating them with the idea that there are "others" actively working against them as well as a system completely rigged to crush them.  These ideas coupled with the elevation and fetishization of victimhood in the culture and you've created the perfect petri dish for the progressive agenda.

Joe Biden: 'Jim Crow Is Sneaking Back' Under 'Clown' Donald Trump.  Former Vice President Joe Biden took shots at President Donald Trump on Saturday, calling him a "clown" who was allowing "Jim Crow" racism to return to the United States.  Biden kicked off his rally in Columbia, South Carolina with a string of warnings about racism and hatred rising under Trump's presidency, in an effort to win support from African-Americans Democrats in the state.

Biden blasts Donald Trump for allowing 'Jim Crow to sneak back in' by attempting to introduce tougher voting laws.  Former Vice President Joe Biden charged Saturday that Jim Crow is 'sneaking back in' as he emphasized the need to ensure voting rights are protected, which he said is lacking under the Trump administration.  Biden drew several hundred people to a community center in Columbia as he opened his presidential campaign in South Carolina, home of the first-in-the-South primary and where black voters play a major role in the Democratic nominating process.

On Reparations:  Part I.  Do you think there should be white privilege tax?  If there was one, who should get the money?  When Fox News asked these questions in man-on-the-street interviews awhile back most of us thought it was a joke.  Including Fox.  Times have changed.  These days it looks like you can't be a serious contender for the Democratic nomination for president without endorsing reparations for slavery.

Two days after synagogue shooting, Buttigieg kisses anti-Semite Al Sharpton's ring.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., boasted this month that there is "no taint" of anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party.  She may want to tell that to her colleagues, especially the 2020 presidential candidates, many of whom continue to kiss the ring worn by noted race hustler and anti-Semite, Al Sharpton.  On Monday [4/29/2019], just two days after a gunman opened fire at a San Diego synagogue, killing one and injuring three others, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg dined with Sharpton in New York.  The two spoke at length about the upcoming presidential election and homophobia in churches and faith-based communities.

'Racism and sexism': Women of color slam white male tilt of Dem primary.  The women of color who packed into a university auditorium here Wednesday for a first-of-its-kind presidential forum delighted in the rhetoric of candidates who vowed to make Donald Trump a one-term president.  But their frustration was just as palpable — over the heavy media attention being paid to white male candidates in the early days of the Democratic primary, and over polling they contended is feeding a misleading narrative that only a white man can defeat Trump.

Sanders Faces Skeptical Audience at Forum for Minority Women.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders faced a skeptical audience of minority women in Texas Wednesday, a group that will be critical in deciding the Democratic presidential nominee from a racially diverse field of candidates and a record number of women.  Pressed by multiple questioners to address why women of color should support him, Sanders leaned heavily on his economic message, drawing audible expressions of frustration from some of the more than 1,500 people attending the She the People forum in Houston.

Women of color frustrated with white males in Democratic primary.  Women of color at the She the People presidential forum say they're frustrated with the attention given to Democratic primary front-runners, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and other white males.  She the People co-founder Aimee Allison said Wednesday [4/24/2019] she's also frustrated with polling numbers that indicate Biden and Sanders are in the lead in the Democratic primary, and said it's up in the air whether Biden will attract support from women of color.  "He's going to enter a really different world," Allison told Politico.  "It's a world in which we've woken up as women of color and we're not just going along to get along for a Democratic Party insider."

Bernie Sanders discovered yesterday that a white male nominee is a problem for a huge chunk of the Democrats' base.  Assembling a collection of grievance-based identity groups works well for the Democrats, until it doesn't.  And with President Trump driving a substantial number of Democrats into clinical derangement, the angry, angry ethno-sexual-economic group partisans are fed up with waiting for their turn.  Bernie's own partisans feel, with considerable justification, that they were robbed of the nomination in 2016, and with Bernie turning 79 years old by Election Day, they can't wait for another election cycle to receive their vision of "justice."  But the problem is that other angry Democrat constituent groups have had their fill of white males stepping into positions of power.  Do you think black voters will turn out at a higher rate than whites and vote above 90% for the Democrat if an elderly Jewish-heritage guy is on the ticket instead of an African-American?

Fury at Crown Heights school's plan to bestow Rev. Al Sharpton with honorary doctorate.  Rev. Al Sharpton, a master of agitation, could soon be a doctor of humane letters.  Taxpayer-funded Medgar Evers College, a CUNY school in the middle of Crown Heights, is planning to bestow the honorary doctorate on the man many say inflamed tensions during the bloody 1991 race riots in the Brooklyn neighborhood.  The college, in a resolution to go before a committee Monday, says it wants to recognize Sharpton's "unwavering commitment to racial, educational and socioeconomic equity" at its June 5 commencement.

Southern "Poverty" in the Cayman Islands.  Yesterday [4/2/2019], Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) issued a letter to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Charles Rettig, urging an investigation into whether the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) should retain its classification as a 501(c)(3).  Senator Cotton is requesting an investigation into the tax-exempt status of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) based on numerous examples of the SPLC engaging in systematic defamation of their political opponents.

Twitter Backs Off Partnership With SPLC Amid Bombshell Reports.  Amazon Stays Silent.  Twitter appears to be one of the only big tech companies to back out of an alliance with the Southern Poverty Law Center after the group's long-time president was fired for unspecified conduct reasons, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.  "The SPLC is not a member of Twitter's Trust and Safety Council or a partner the company has worked with recently," a source within the company told TheDCNF. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity and did not disclose when Twitter distanced itself from the SPLC, which was dealt a significant blow in March following reports suggesting the group scams people out of money.

Rev. Al Sharpton is a former paid FBI informant: report.  An explosive new report by The Smoking Gun claims that the Rev. Al Sharpton is a former paid FBI informant.  The report published Monday claims that Mr. Sharpton regularly interacted with members of four of New York City's five organized crime families, specifically leaders of the Genovese family, and he secretly recorded their conversations.  After the news came to light, Mr. Sharpton admitted helping law enforcement officials by keeping tabs on Mafia contacts in the 1980s.

Estupida-Cortez Panders to Blacks with Phony Accent.  Why do Democrats insult Black Americans by attempting to pander to them with phony accents?  When speaking to Black audiences, they use an obviously fake and contrived accent to mimic the way they believe Black Americans talk.  I find it offensive and disgusting, and I'm not even Black!  Hillary Clinton did it.  Barack Obama did it.  Now, Alexandria Estupida-Cortez wants in on the action.  [Video clip]

Citizens for Corporate Accountability Demands Amazon Cuts Ties with SPLC.  In a recent letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and the company's Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs, Jay Carney, Citizens for Corporate Accountability (CCA) requested that the e-commerce giant cease its work with the SPLC.  The CCA specifically took issue with how the SPLC designates certain organizations as "hate groups" and how this has affected the Amazon Smile program which allows Amazon shoppers to donate money to particular charities.

Democrats are afraid to [anger] Al Sharpton.  How is Al Sharpton — the Jussie Smollett of civil rights — still a kingmaker?  This week, nearly every single Democratic candidate for president — save the otherwise-distracted Joe Biden — has or will appear at Sharpton's annual convention for his National Action Network, which he calls a charity.  A more rational observer might call it a personal piggybank funded by shakedowns.  This is a man who, as The [New York] Post exclusively reported in December, sold the rights to his life story to his own "nonprofit," paying himself $531,000 — on top of his $244,661 salary to run NAN in 2017.  When asked by The Post when he would see that half-million, Sharpton — who was covering the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth in South Africa for MSNBC, itself a sacrilege — took offense.  "What does that have to do with anything?" he asked.

Why Should the Partisan SPLC be Tax-Exempt?  That is the question that Senator Tom Cotton asked today in a letter to the IRS.  The Southern Poverty Law Center is an arm of the Democratic Party whose stock in trade is defamation.  What tax-exempt purposes do baseless, politically-motivated smears serve?

Sen. Cotton Seeks IRS Investigation Into SPLC's Tax-Exempt Status.  Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) is seeking an investigation into the tax-exempt status of the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), according to a letter provided to the Washington Free Beacon.  Cotton sent the letter to the IRS April 2 and urges an investigation into whether the SPLC "should retain its classification as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization" amid news reports that have verified the "long-established fact that the SPLC regularly engages in defamation of its political opponents."

Jesse Jackson: 'Outrage' over Jussie Smollett 'Is Fake News'.  Rev. Jesse Jackson on Friday [3/29/2019] released a statement branding the "outrage" surrounding Jussie Smollett as "fake news" and called on people still angered by allegations that the Empire actor staged a hate crime against himself to move on from the scandal.  "The outrage over the Jussie Smollett case is misplaced and out of proportion," said Jackson.  "It is being used from City Hall to the White House to deflect and distract from City Hall to the White House.  It is fake news."

Jesse Jackson, others plan rally for Kim Foxx after criticism in handling of Jussie Smollett case.  The Rev. Jesse Jackson and other clergy are planning a rally in support of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, who's faced criticism since her office dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett.

Jesse Jackson weighs in on Jussie Smollett.  Jesse Jackson is crying "fake news" over the outrage prompted by the Jussie Smollett case which he believes is "misplaced and out of proportion."  The reverend made his appeal for people to move on from the scandal involving the "Empire" actor accused of staging a hate crime against himself, addressing the issue in a statement released on Friday [3/29/2019] demanding an end to the "politically motivated" attacks on Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is Everything That's Wrong With Liberalism.  The Southern Poverty Law Center, the wealthiest civil rights organization in the country, has ousted its founder, Morris Dees, and president, Richard Cohen, amid unspecified allegations of workplace misconduct by Dees.  Dees had been with the organization since creating it in 1971, while Cohen had joined in the mid-'80s, and the SPLC's shake-up can be seen as part of the MeToo reckoning in which conduct that was accepted for years is finally being dealt with appropriately.  But the organization has long been dysfunctional in even deeper ways, and the story of Dees and the SPLC is useful for illustrating some of the worst and most hypocritical tendencies in American liberalism.  If we understand the full extent of what went wrong in this organization, we'll better understand the ways in which a shallow "politics of spectacle" can take hold, and see the kinds of practices that need to be categorically rejected in the pursuit of progressive change.

The Southern Poverty Law Center Is in a State of Moral Collapse.  For those who cared about truth, the SPLC's transformation from a valuable anti-Klan watchdog into a glorified version of Media Matters for America was plain and obvious.  It steadily expanded its definition of "hate groups" to include mainstream Christian organizations such as my former employer, the Alliance Defending Freedom, and it labeled as "extremists" men such as American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray.  These decisions had serious real-world consequences.  Corporations and employers cut off relationships with groups and individuals targeted by the SPLC, and violent people used SPLC designations to justify attempted murder and assault.  Remember the man who tried to commit mass murder at the Family Research Council?  He found his target through the SPLC's list of alleged "anti-gay groups."  Remember when an angry mob attacked Murray at Middlebury College and injured a professor?  Because of the SPLC, those protesters thought they were attacking a "white nationalist."

Trouble At The Poverty Palace.  The Southern Poverty Law Center is misnamed for the following reasons:  [#1] Southern:  Despite the fact that its headquarters are located in Alabama, it is aggressively anti-Southern by dint of the fact that it views Southern history as one giant stain against all things good;  [#2] Poverty:  Its endowment is close to a half-billion dollars, dwarfing that of the NRA and even the ACLU;  [#3] Law:  It is very selective in what laws it deems worthy of defending:  For example, it equates the enforcement of current immigration laws with "hate."  Despite its relentless posturing as an anti-"hate" organization, it seems propelled by a cancerous hatred toward all things white and male.

For Such a Time as This.  Marianne Williamson was in the pulpit at Bethel A.M.E. Church Sunday morning [3/24/2019], [...] However, the woman in the pulpit, who has been called Oprah Winfrey's "spiritual guru," had not come to the South Carolina lowlands as an author promoting her books, but rather as a candidate for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination.

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The Southern Poverty Law Center is a 'scam'.  The Southern Poverty Law Center's problems go well beyond the fact it's a vicious, left-wing attack dog with no care whatsoever for the reputational and personal harm it causes by lumping Christians and anti-extremist activists with actual neo-Nazis.  As it turns out, the SPLC is a cynical money-making scheme, according to a former staffer's blistering tell-all, published this week in the New Yorker.  The center's chief goal is to bilk naive and wealthy donors who believe it's an earnest effort to combat bigotry.  The only thing worse than a snarling partisan activist is a slimy conman who merely pretends to be one.

SPLC looks like a sinking ship with two more high-level departures.  The news that Morris Dees was kicked out of the organization he founded, the Southern Poverty Law Center, sent shockwaves out among leftists, including the many news outlets that accept without question its verdicts that conservatives are "hate groups."  Major donors, like Google, were put on notice that they may have been misguided.  It turns out that those shockwaves have toppled more careers of big shots at the SPLC.

The Reckoning of Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center.  [Scroll down]  In the decade or so before I'd arrived, the [SPLC]'s reputation as a beacon of justice had taken some hits from reporters who'd peered behind the façade.  In 1995, the Montgomery Advertiser had been a Pulitzer finalist for a series that documented, among other things, staffers' allegations of racial discrimination within the organization.  In Harper's, Ken Silverstein had revealed that the center had accumulated an endowment topping a hundred and twenty million dollars while paying lavish salaries to its highest-ranking staffers and spending far less than most nonprofit groups on the work that it claimed to do.  The great Southern journalist John Egerton, writing for The Progressive, had painted a damning portrait of Dees, the center's longtime mastermind, as a "super-salesman and master fundraiser" who viewed civil-rights work mainly as a marketing tool for bilking gullible Northern liberals.

Whatta Bunch of Phony Baloneys.  Not long ago, these pages carried my more extended column devoted to the Democrats' falsehoods in identifying their ultimate Sugar Daddy, Tom $teyer, as a Jew.  Every time a Republican attacks $teyer for trying to buy elections with multi-million-dollar contributions, the Democrats and Left Media come back and yell "Anti-Semitism!"  Even $teyer makes the claim.  But he is no Jew.  Tom $teyer is an Episcopalian.  Interestingly, when the real anti-Semites like Jew-haters Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar attack Jews the Left Media are silent.

If there is any justice, the firing of its founder should to launch the collapse and liquidation of the Southern Poverty Law Center.  Few private organizations can match the Southern Poverty Law Center when it comes to hypocrisy and malign influence, though Media Matters for America might be close.  In a development shocking only to its leftist true believers, the founder and most prominent public face of the group, Morris Dees, was fired for unspecified reasons.

Southern Poverty Law Center fires co-founder Morris Dees.  Southern Poverty Law Center President co-founder Morris Dees was fired Wednesday, according to SPLC President Richard Cohen.  Cohen said in a statement Dees' dismissal over his misconduct was effective on Wednesday, March 13. When pressed for details on what led to the termination, the organization declined to elaborate.  Dees, along with Joseph Levin Jr., founded the nonprofit legal advocacy group in 1971 "to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all."

Hillary Clinton's Fake Southern Accent Returns, 'When That Spirit is Breathed Into Them!'  Hillary Clinton's fake southern accent is back and it's worse than ever.  On Sunday [3/3/2019] twice-failed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton spoke at a historic black church in Selma, Alabama for an anniversary event of the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" march from Selma to Montgomery.  Hillary invoked her fake accent as she told the crowd at Brown Chapel, "Oh, this is the day the Lord has made!  Let us rejoice and be glad in it!  Oh!"

Hillary Clinton says country is in 'full-fledged crisis' during speech in Selma to mark 'Bloody Sunday'.  Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton offered a stark view of the country on Sunday, comparing the current "crisis in our democracy" to the turbulence that occurred amid the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.  Speaking during a reception in Selma, Ala. to mark the 54th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" and to receive the International Unity Award at the Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast, Clinton said that the United States is facing a "full-fledged crisis in our democracy."

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.

Mark Meadows Hurls Racism Charge Back at Radical Rep. Rashida Tlaib for Accusing Female Black Trump Employee of Being a Prop.  Radical Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) accused Lynne Patton of being a racist prop for Republican Mark Meadows during the Michael Cohen hearings.  Earlier in the day Rep. Meadows introduced Trump employee Lynne Patton during his time questioning the witness.  Ms. Patton years ago by the Trump family.  Patton is a black woman and staunch supporter of President Trump.

Al Sharpton says Jussie Smollett should 'face accountability to the maximum' if attack was orchestrated.  When "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by two masked men yelling racist and homophobic epithets, as well as "This is MAGA country," MSNBC host Al Sharpton came out in support of the star.  "We can't make people love each other, but we can sure hold them accountable if they harm each other," Sharpton said at the end of his "Final Thoughts" segment headlined, "We're with you Jussie."  But amid multiple reports this weekend that Smollett may have been involved in orchestrating the attack, Sharpton, who made his name in the 1980s as the spokesperson for Tawana Brawley in what turned out to be false claims she was raped by four white men, changed his tune on-air on Sunday.

Jussie Smollett:  A Case Study in Modern Liberalism.  The noose thing was a clever touch.  As my observant young colleague, Matt Miano, pointed out to me, Smollett was photographed approximately a year prior to his "noose attack" alongside Sen. Kamala Harris at a protest in Los Angeles.  Kamala Harris sponsored an "anti-lynching bill" in the Senate in late 2018 to make lynching a new federal crime.  The bill had always previously stalled in the Senate, because it was seen as an unnecessary political gimmick, meant to remind people of historical black oppression in the South.  Murdering people with a rope has always been a crime under state law.  In the wake of Smollett's faked "noose assault" in Chicago on Jan. 29, Harris's anti-lynching bill unanimously passed the Senate on Feb. 14.  Imagine that!  And who was one of the first Democratic luminaries to jump in with outrage and sympathy for poor Jussie Smollett following the alleged assault by the evil MAGA headdress-sporting bleach purveyors?  You guessed it.  Senator Kamala Harris.

New Attorney General Needs To Clean House.  The liberal direction of the DOJ is nothing new.  In the Obama administration, then Attorney General Eric Holder was a liberal activist instead of the nation's top law enforcement officer.  Holder infamously labeled America "a nation of cowards" for not having the courage to discuss race relations.  Thereafter, he spent his entire tenure obsessively focused on race.  It was certainly a questionable decision when his department decided not to prosecute members of the Black Panthers who were threatening voters and armed with a weapon at a precinct in Philadelphia.  He made sure that no investigations ever touched President Obama, since he promised to be his "wing man."

Why The Left Can't Tell Honest Working Class Dirt From Blackface.  Once upon a time, the Left romanticized coal dust and the coal miner as symbols of the oppressed working class.  Then it degenerated into a movement of university bred urbanites with contempt for hard work and a calculated ignorance of the "brown energy" that makes their lives possible.  The disdain and ignorance reached a fever pitch with two media articles conflating coal dust with blackface.  The Arizona Republic ran an editorial by Rashaad Thomas, a self-described poet, essayist and Buddhist thinker, who was offended by a photo of Welsh coal miners hanging in a restaurant.  "Phoenix restaurant says this is a photo of coal miners.  But I see offensive blackface," Thomas complained.  "My concern that the photograph of men in blackface was a threat to me and my face and voice were ignored.  A business' photograph of men with blackened faces culturally says to me, 'Whites Only.'  It says people like me are not welcome."

Without Elitist Racialism, There Is Little Racism.  Because race relations have changed so quickly in America over the last few decades, racism is far less a problem in this country than racialism.  A racialist is a person who looks at all society through the prism of race, the way Marx attributed all social phenomena as somehow determined by economic class relationships.  The racialist sees "dog whistles" everywhere, ever so subtle evidences that racism continues to exist in the subterranean recesses of people's psyche that even the accused "racists" are not aware of.  Down here the ordinary people on the streets are neither racists nor racialists.  Racialism is essentially a political phenomenon and so is largely confined to the political/media elites and to those who have been indoctrinated with this idea at our universities.

4 Ways Democrats Want to Ruin Your Life.  The Democrats (the governor and attorney general in Va.) are guilty of racist acts in the past.  Another Democrat senator attempted to align herself with American Indians for her own benefit.  This from the party that accuses Republicans daily of racism.  Furthermore, the Democrats, who give lip service to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who once said, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character," boast about their candidates' race, sex, and sexual orientation with little said about character.

Virginia: When Identity Groups Collide.  For decades, lacking a coherent and acceptable broad-based platform, the Democrats have cobbled together their victories by playing the identity politics game.  Reaching out to different groups, playing on their sense of victimization and oppression, dissolving the very bonds of civic cohesion, and pretending to a savior role for each group.  Of course, if people thought about it, no one is less oppressed than a modern-day American, and the special interests and pleadings of these disparate groups often collide and conflict, but that seemingly passes beyond their ken or notice.  This week, in contrast to the unifying State of the Union address by the President which was coherent, consistent, and uplifting, the three top officials in Virginia — all Democrats — are engaged in a bloody battle which looks to disunite the Democratic women from the black voters of the state.

Southern Poverty Law Center sued by Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes.  Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes rejects the notion he's a hate-monger, and he's going after an organization that believes he fits the description.  McInnes has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has designated the Proud Boys as a hate group.  The suit claims the label has cost McInnes business opportunities and access to media platforms.  In October, Facebook and Instagram banned the Proud Boys and McInnes, citing their policies against hate groups.

Breaking News: 72-Year-Old Man Edited Racist Yearbook 50 Years Ago.  If you said racist things in 2012 and you're applying for a job now, maybe that should be held against you.  But if you're a 72-year-old man and you edited a racist yearbook in 1968, maybe everyone should move on.  But here's the latest breaking news from Virginia.  ["]A Virginia Military Institute yearbook overseen by future state Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment in 1968 features a host of racist photos and slurs, including blackface.["] In 1968.  50 years ago.  The media is denouncing a 72-year-old man for something he may have participated in when he was 22 years old.  I'm not playing favorites here.  This story was stupid when it involved Governor Northam.  Somehow Northam's public support for infanticide is not disqualifying, but his wearing of blackface 34 years ago is.

Woke Evangelicals:  Cultivating Victimhood, Vanquishing Conscience.  With astonishing speed, the evangelical world has been invaded by social justice ideology.  In a recent podcast, the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention (until now a theologically conservative body), J.D. Greear, highlighted "white privilege" as a serious moral issue for Christians.  Likewise, David Platt, former president of the SBC's International Mission Board, browbeat evangelicals for having too much of the same skin color:  "Why are so many of our churches so white?"  At another historically conservative denomination, the Presbyterian Church of America, things are not any better.  Its institution and my own alma mater, Covenant Seminary, hosted a conference on race whose onetime director was a Black Lives Matter activist.  Furthermore, the seminary and the PCA denomination as a whole have been embroiled in controversy over the Revoice Conference, which promotes the idea of LGBT victimhood.

Beclowning themselves to "get" Trump.  [Michael] Harriot works for a publication that specializes in black supremacist articles.  Oh, nobody says that because in our double standard world it is OK for minorities to have their little clans with their clan leaders.  The Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are two examples.  After all, what good are black leaders if no one obsesses with being black.  Civil rights activists do not seek civil rights because when they achieve that there is no need for them.

New Congresswoman Omar sides with black hate group that sparked the Covington controversy.  A fringe religious zealot who calls himself "Chief Ephraim Israel" of the House of Israel, is claiming he was the person most responsible for the controversial incident between a group of Catholic high school boys and a Native American activist.  "The word of G od — it sparked it all," the man told the New York Post.  With the media whipping the nation into a frenzy over the alleged disrespectful and racist actions of the students, never mind that most got the story completely wrong, a se parate incident involving a group of black men, who identify as Hebrew Israelites, got little attention.  Video would slowly surface of the religious fanatics taunting both the students from Covington Catholic High School and the participants of a nearby Indigenous Peoples Rally with disparaging and vulgar language.

Kamala Harris's Identity Ticket.  Now that first-term Senator Kamala Harris has formally announced for the presidency in 2020, she has to be considered the odds-on favorite to win the Democrat nomination.  This stems not from anything in Harris's relatively slight résumé, other than her "identity" and a hard-left stand on most issues.  Harris checks almost all the critical boxes.  Barring a particularly toxic skeleton in the closet or a major campaign error, she will likely end up President Trump's opponent in 2020.  Harris identifies as both an African-American (her father is Jamaican) and Indian-American (her mother hails from the subcontinent.)  Being half Native American and gay would be a bit better, but among the current crop of possible Democrat candidates, none identify better as far as Democrats are concerned.

Fuller picture emerges of viral video encounter between Native American and Catholic students.  Marcus Frejo, an indigenous hip-hop artist who is also known as Quese Imc, said he was standing with a friend near the black men when tensions flickered.  He said he was worried "something ugly" was going to happen.  Around that time, he said, Phillips approached, asking to borrow a drum.  Together, they headed into the center of the students, creating a sort of prayer circle.  They sang what he said was a well-known spiritual song associated with the American Indian Movement of the 1960s and used for prayer and resistance.  In separate interviews, Frejo and Phillips said they heard the students making noises that seemed to mock Native American chanting.  But Frejo also said he heard some of the students sing along.

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Bernie Sanders calls President Trump a racist on Martin Luther King Day.  Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had a dream of stopping "racist" President Trump's vision to "Make America Great Again."  "Today we say to Donald Trump — We are not going back to more bigotry, discrimination and division," Sanders told a South Carolina audience at an event marking Martin Luther King Day.  "Instead of bringing us together as Americans, he has purposely and aggressively attempted to divide us up by the color of our skin, by our gender, by our nationality, by our religion and by our sexual orientation."

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Nobody works harder to categorize and segregate Americans into easily-manageable groups and factions than the Democrats.

Biden says Trump has 'awakened hate' and legitimized a resurgence of racism in America.  In what could be a preview of campaign themes, former Vice President Joe Biden ripped the current occupant of the White House Monday for legitimizing a resurgence of racism in America.  Without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, Biden told a crowd of civil rights activists and civic leaders at Al Sharpton's breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr., that it was all too easy for some of America's ugliest sentiments on race to reemerge.

Hawaii Democrat Ed Case claims he's 'an Asian trapped in a white body'.  Rep. Ed Case apologized Wednesday [1/16/2019] after he claimed at an event for Asian American and Pacific Islander voters that he's an "Asian trapped in a white body."  Mr. Case, a Hawaii Democrat, sparked a social media backlash over the reported comment he made Tuesday at a Washington event billed as a "celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander members of the 116th Congress."

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Sharpton Heavily Courted by 2020 Democrats, Will Hold Off Endorsement for a Year.  Al Sharpton is being heavily courted by Democrats seeking his endorsement as they pursue the 2020 presidential nomination, but he said he won't make a decision on who he'll support for at least a year.  The liberal civil rights activist and MSNBC host has met with a flurry of possible 2020 contenders in recent weeks, including Sens. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), Cory Booker (D., N.J.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.), and he's planning to speak soon with former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D., Texas), the Atlantic reported.  Sharpton has become a mainstream figure in the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to his early days as a fiery, jumpsuit-wearing racial antagonist, known for his invective against Jews and the police.

To some people, facts matter less than the color of the person reporting them.
AOC Says Lack of Media Diversity 'Unacceptable in 2019'.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was embroiled in a Twitter spat this weekend after criticizing CBS News for an apparent lack of black journalists covering the 2020 election.  The democrat, who represents New York's 14th congressional district, spoke out yesterday in response to a tweet from CBS producer Ben Mitchell which announced the team covering the upcoming election.  In the Friday [1/11/2019] post, Mitchell published the headshots of the staffers.

Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson Visit Ocasio-Cortez to Combat Trump's 'Anti-Civil Rights Agenda'.  Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton visited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) this week, with Sharpton saying that he and Ocasio-Cortez discussed how to "fight back against the disastrous anti-civil rights agenda enacted by the Trump administration."  Sharpton went to Ocasio-Cortez's office on Thursday [1/10/2019] and effusively tweeted about his visit, even sharing a video of the two of them dancing. [...] Jackson met with Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday, and the freshman New York Democrat said "it was an honor of a lifetime" to meet with Jackson and discuss how they could "advance the movement for economic and racial justice in the United States."

Black Lawmakers' Charity Didn't Give Out A Single Scholarship, Top Pols Hide Financials.  The caucus of black New York state lawmakers runs a charity whose stated mission is to empower "African American and Latino youth through education and leadership initiatives" by "providing opportunity to higher education" — but it hasn't given a single scholarship to needy youth in two years, according to a New York Post investigation.  The group collects money from companies like AT&T, the Real Estate Board of New York, Time Warner Cable and CableVision, telling them in promotional materials that they are "changing lives, one scholarship at a time."  The group — called the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. — instead spent $500,000 in the 2015 — 2016 fiscal year on items like food, limousines and rap music, the Post found.

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Imagine the reaction in the news media if someone set up a scholarship fund strictly for lily-white students.  But a scholarship fund for everybody-but-whites is okay.

Congresswoman Hopes Reparations Bill is Path to 'Repair Some of the Damage' Caused by Slavery.  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) told PJM that the federal government should conduct a study of reparations for descendants of slaves to be able to determine the best way to "repair some of the damage" that slavery has caused to the African-American community.  Jackson Lee became the lead sponsor of H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, after Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) resigned from Congress.

Why won't the AG even look into Al Sharpton's latest dubious deal?  Why isn't state Attorney General Barbara Underwood looking into that bizarre $531,000 payment to the Rev. Al Sharpton by his own nonprofit for his "life story"?  Tax and film-industry experts contacted by The [New York] Post all raised their eyebrows after learning the details.  And Sharpton's long history of dubious fiscal management and hefty tax liens — not to mention two mysterious fires that conveniently consumed his financial records — doesn't exactly inspire confidence that all this is on the up and up.

Al Sharpton's daughter gets $95K settlement for sprained ankle.  Dominique Sharpton, daughter of shakedown artist Al Sharpton, scored a $95,000 settlement from the city over a sprained ankle — even though she had posted snaps of herself on social media climbing a mountain in Bali and strutting around in high heels just seven months after the fall.  It took nearly four years, but de Blasio administration lawyers finally threw in the towel in the case.

MSNBC: White People Can't Save America.  [Scroll down]  No politician panders to whites as a whole to win elections.  Such a politician would quickly be deemed a racist.  Political pandering has rules.  Pander only to blacks, and you must be a Democrat to do so.  When politicians occasionally pander to whites, they do so to small groups of whites.  Like working-class white males, and so on.  The rule is clear:  pander only to small groups of whites.  Again, only Democrats can get permits to do so.  Note that you will never see politicians going to white churches to pander for the white vote, as politicians do with blacks.  Hillary Clinton famously quoted Reverend James Cleveland's "No ways tired" speech when pandering to blacks.  Politicians go to black churches to secure the black vote, then break all the promises.  They visit white churches for the "evangelical" vote, not the white vote, per se.

Al Sharpton sells his life story rights for $531,000 — to his own charity.  The Rev. Al Sharpton has found an eager buyer for the rights to his life story — his own charity.  The National Action Network agreed to pay the activist preacher $531,000 for his "life story rights for a 10-year period," according to the non-profit's latest tax filing, which was obtained by The [New York] Post.  NAN can apparently turn around and sell those rights to Hollywood or other takers at a profit, but neither the reverend nor the charity would identify what producers are waiting for such Sharpton content.

Surprise! Ilhan Omar lied to Jewish voters in her district.  Newly elected Representative Ilhan Omar, the Somali-heritage Muslim from Minneapolis who replaces Keith Ellison, has already reversed her position on the BDS (Boyott, Divest, Sanction) Movement that seeks to delegitimize Israel now that she is safely elected.  Since she has cited no reasons for changing her mind, she must have been lying.

Progressive Politics Are Not Really Progressive.  Robert O'Rourke appropriates a Latino nickname and with it by implication a false Latino identity — and all for the better, progressives say.  A buffoonish Elizabeth Warren called upon DNA tests to prove her less than 1 percent Native American ancestry apparently to show us that she did not culturally appropriate Indian ancestry for careerist purposes.  So cultural appropriation is little more than a one-way neurosis of the upper-middle class and mostly university crowd.

The State of Hate.  The SPLC was founded in 1971 to take on legal cases related to racial injustice, poverty and the death penalty. [...] Today the SPLC's list of 953 "Active Hate Groups" is an elaborate taxonomy of ill will. [...] For decades, the hate list was a golden seal of disapproval, considered nonpartisan enough to be heeded by government agencies, police departments, corporations and journalists.  But in recent years, as the list has swept up an increasing number of conservative activists — mostly in the anti-LGBT, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim categories — those conservatives have been fighting back.

Democrats: '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.

Gillum confident 'souls to the polls' will give Democrats the early-vote advantage.  Andrew Gillum couldn't move.  The Democratic mayor of Tallahassee hoping to be Florida's next governor stepped off his bus in Miami into a throng of 300 sweaty revelers ready for a "souls to the polls" march on the final day of early voting in South Florida. [...] Registered Democrats entered the day trailing registered Republicans in early-vote totals by a slim 28,000 vote margin, and the last-minute push by Gillum and Democrats across the state focused on black churches could give Democrats a tiny advantage in registration totals heading into Election Day.

Donald Trump:  The Word 'Racist' is Used to Describe 'Every Republican That's Winning'.  President Donald Trump defied charges Thursday [11/1/2018] from Democrats and the establishment media that he was a racist for supporting tough measures on immigration enforcement.  "Well you know the word 'racist' is used about every Republican that's winning," Trump said in an interview with Christian Broadcast Network.  "Any time a Republican is leading they take out the 'R' word, the 'racist' word."  Trump denied that he was anti-immigrant, asserting that the country needed them but that all immigrants had to come into the country legally.

Missouri Dem lashes out at McCaskill for 'crazy Democrats' comment, in profanity-laced tirade.  Sen. Claire McCaskill's, D-Mo., efforts to distance herself from "crazy Democrats" sparked a fiery backlash from a Missouri Democratic state senator, who responded by calling her a [name] and nicknaming her "Dixie Claire."  "Claire McCaskill is desperate," state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal tweeted.  "[...] Instead of knowing why people of color are angered by this administration, she chooses to put us and our families in harm's way.  If my family is harmed, blame it on Claire McCaskill.  She deserves to lose.  She is not a Democrat."  Chappelle-Nadal's comments were first reported by The Daily Caller.

Al Sharpton's reaction to Trump hosting young black leaders in MAGA 'caps' is worth the price of admission.  Notorious race-baiter Rev. Al Sharpton believes that President Donald Trump's decision to allow Turning Points USA to host its Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House this year is somehow, someway wrong and perhaps even blatantly racist.  "It's one of the lowest things he could ever do," Sharpton complained Friday evening on MSNBC. "To go in the East Room, which is sacred, have a staged rally.  Notice that all of those youngsters had caps on.  It was almost like we're going to dress you for the photo.  And to call it a young black leader summit...."

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Mr. Sharpton's horrified reaction at the sight of young blacks happy to visit a Republican president in the White House is disturbing.  It is as if Mr. Sharpton believes that all blacks are somehow under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Democratic Party.

This is a good example of "reading too much into it."
Cow's milk is a symbol of white supremacists, PETA claims.  Cow's milk is allegedly a symbol used by white supremacists, according to PETA.  In a recent statement, the animal advocate organization explains that dairy milk has been the drink of choice for supremacists because "the dairy industry inflicts extreme violence on other living beings."

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The most bigoted people I've ever known were not milk drinkers.  I think they all had a preference for cheap beer.

Hillary Clinton Nods in Agreement When She's Introduced as "The Real President".  Hillary Clinton joined Eric Garner's mother Gwen Carr for a book signing in Manhattan, New York Friday [10/19/2018].  Gwen Carr penned a book titled, "This Stops Now" in her ongoing effort to pursue justice for her son, Eric Garner who died after a Staten Island police officer held him in a choke hold.  Back in 2014, Staten Island police officers attempted to arrest Eric Garner because he was selling unlicensed cigarettes.  Video shows Eric Garner resisting arrest; however, racism was blamed for his death.

Native Americans, Liberal Writers Excoriate Warren's 'Indefensible' Native American Posturing.  Like many conservatives, I've been a critic of Sen. Elizabeth Warren for years.  She's a hardcore statist and collectivist whose views on nearly every major issues are, in my view, deeply wrong-headed.  I've also been writing about her dubious-to-fraudulent "Native American" gambit for quite some time, having featured the matter during an examination of the Left's obsession with "privilege" in my 2015 book, End of Discussion.  Warren is not a Native American, yet there's strong circumstantial evidence that she identified as one for a very discrete period of time in order to advance her career.  It is therefore unsurprising that I greeted her latest, ludicrous endeavor to justify her so-called 'heritage' with scorn.  So did many others who generally share my worldview.  What may be slightly more surprising is that a fair number of leftists are also heaping criticism upon her.  Some are bemoaning her tactics and timing (why now, a question I took a stab at in my previous post), but others are flaying her on substance, too.

Did someone mention Elizabeth Warren?

Elizabeth Warren and Beto O'Rourke, Cultural Appropriators.  Elizabeth Warren wants to be Native American.  Robert Francis O'Rourke wants to be Latino.  But they aren't.  And they're being hoist on the left's own petard.  I'm a fan of cultural appropriation.  I think it's actually healthy for the dominant society to incorporate some aspects of other cultures.  This makes us more diverse, more interesting, and more tolerant.  But many on the left strongly disagree with me on this.  They hate themselves for loving yoga, and don't think two white women should be able to own a burrito cart in Portland.  They are adamant about it.  This leads to what some might call cognitive dissonance, or even hypocrisy.  After all, the people most inclined to frequent yoga studios and burrito carts in the Pacific Northwest are rich white liberals.

How the Leftist Smear Machine Operates.  In the course of a speech in Ohio, President Trump wandered into the Civil War and made some remarks about the two principal generals, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.  Five minutes ago, culturally speaking, these would have been unexceptionable and unremarkable — hardly newsworthy.  But in the new media-driven Narrative context, they suddenly became a stick with which to beat Trump and (oddly enough) the Republicans.  This is how the Narrative — thanks, Saul Alinsky! — works.  First, personalize the target:  the soldiers of the Confederacy and in particular Lee.  Second, polarize any discussion of the war by dramatically simplifying its origins, causes, aims, and outcomes under the all-purpose rubric of "racism."  Finally, eliminate all references to the saddest chapter in American history by tearing down their statues and sending Lee and his army down the memory hole and into purdah, and tarring anyone who objects as a "racist."

What's in a nickname?  For some Latinos, Beto 'makes us feel like family'.  Some have criticized U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke — whose legal name is Robert Francis O'Rourke — for his Latino nickname.  But at his rally on [Fort Worth]'s north side Friday evening [10/12/2018], voters were far from turned off.

Don Lemon mocks 'minstrel' Kanye West.  Not satisfied with presiding over a panel that called Kanye West an illiterate "token Negro," CNN host Don Lemon went on a rant Thursday [10/11/2018] in which he said the rap star was a mentally unbalanced "minstrel" being exploited by whites.  In a segment Thursday on his network's "The Situation Room" show, Mr. Lemon also said that every black person watching Mr. West's White House appearance earlier in the day was "cringing."

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It's nice of Don Lemon to speak on behalf of "every black person," but isn't he supposed to check with Jesse Jackson first?

Eric Holder as President?  Eric Holder has decided to run for president to complete the work of converting America to an openly recognized communist country.  But, he has a few things to answer for before he takes control of the entire law enforcement apparatus of the United States and begins his war on whites.  If you recall, he refused to arrest the Black Panthers standing outside of a voting center when Barack Obama was elected.  It was obvious voter intimidation, but by claiming that worse had been done to "his" people, he would not prosecute.

Sharpton: Trump Base Are Like People Who Attended Lynchings After Church.  Friday on MSNBC's "Deadline," Al Sharpton said President Donald Trump's supporters are like people who "would go to church and then go to the lynching after clothing themselves in morality."  When host Nicolle Wallace asked why the president is graded on a curve, Sharpton said, "Because I think that we're dealing with a bully and he's been able to make people defensive that ought not be defensive.  They ought to be on the offense.  And we need to stop apologizing for calling out what it is.  What he is doing is outrageous.  When he mentions Adam's article about the lynchings, let's not forget these people would go to church and then go to the lynching after clothing themselves in morality.  And that's what we're seeing today."

Man claims to be a minority business owner after DNA test shows he's 4% African.  An insurance agent claims he should qualify as a minority business owner, because a DNA test shows he's 4 percent African — enough, he believes, to make him "a certified black man."  Ralph Taylor knows on the outside he looks like an average white guy, but he is trying using the results from his AncestryByDNA test to bolster his business in Lynnwood, Washington.  "I've always known that I'm multiracial," the 55-year-old declared to the Washington Post.  The 2010 test showed that he's 90 percent European, 6 percent indigenous American and 4 percent sub-Saharan African.

Ted Cruz Opponent Beto O'Rourke Says Police Are 'The New Jim Crow'.  At an event at Prairie View A&M University in Texas on Wednesday, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Beto O'Rourke agreed with the assertion that the police are "the new Jim Crow."  The Texas Democrat began his remarks by talking about the historic injustices against African-Americans in the criminal justice system, saying it began when prisons began colluding with local business and employers to arrest African-Americans for petty crime so they could force them to work on a chain gang.  "That injustice, to many more people here than I know firsthand, continues to persist today," Beto O'Rourke said.

The Descent into Progressive Madness.  The progressive street is leading fossilized Democrats into a sort of collective madness.  The dinosaurs of the party desperately seek relevance by sounding crazier than the new unhinged base that disrupts Senate hearings, loudly pronounces a new socialist future, and envisions octogenarian Maxine Waters as more the future of the party than is septuagenarian Nancy Pelosi.  The spectacle is right out of Euripides's Bacchae, as the creaky old guard of the polis, Tiresias and Cadmus, dress up in trendy, ridiculous ritual costumes to stumble along after the racing and frenzied young maenads in their lethal courtship of suicidal Dionysian madness.  Six-term senator Dianne Feinstein is running against a far more radical Democrat, Kevin de León, in California's general election.  (He added the accent and the "de" to his name in midlife, thereby enhancing his ethnic authenticity.)

The legacy of Barack Obama (and it's not a good one).  The legacy of Obama represented one of the most racially divided times in our nation's history.  In a New York Times/CBS News poll conducted in July of Obama's final year in office, 69 percent of Americans said that race relations were bad and that "six in 10 Americans say that race relations were growing worse, up from 38 percent a year ago."  The legacy of Obama represented a time when race-related riots were on the rise.  We can't forget the scenes on television in Baltimore and Ferguson, or the violence that erupted after the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Manuel Diaz, and Kimini Gray.  Images taken from each of these events resembled combat zones, with police in riot gear while angry citizens burned cars, smashed windows, and vandalized storefronts.

A New Color of Censorship from the SPLC.  Color of Change, a radical leftist group campaigning to censor conservatives and right-leaning groups, exploited the 2015 Charleston church shooting to go after the David Horowitz Freedom Center.  The Freedom Center's investigations had exposed Color of Change, but the leftist group's campaign to silence the Center briefly succeeded last month.  "Bloodmoney," Color of Change's smear campaign, seeks to shut down the fundraising abilities of conservative organizations by pressuring credit card companies and payment processors to deny access to conservative groups blacklisted by the Southern Poverty Law Center.  Color of Change falsely accuses all of these groups of promoting violence and white supremacy.

The Real Cory Booker Likes to Quote a Violent, Anti-Semitic Racist.  Little attention has been paid to Cory Booker's opening statements at the Kavanaugh hearing and no mainstream media outlets are reporting who he is quoting over and over again.  There was a time when it would have been splashed on the front pages on newspapers, but we are all socialists now as Newsweek said.

Cory Booker Is Sharpton, Not Spartacus.  [Cory] Booker, the new poster child for demagoguery, called it his Spartacus moment, pretending to risk his political career by releasing, in violation of Senate rules, an email by Judge Brett Kavanaugh on racial profiling that had already been cleared for release, a post 9/11 email that expressed the hope that a race-neutral set of rules for vetting terrorists could be found.  Racist it was not, except in the mind of Booker, [...]

Trump Bashing at McCain [and] Franklin Funerals [was] Truly Juvenile.  As childish as Donald can be, his detractors in politics and the media are far worse.  They are more out of control than he is — truly infantile.  Many of us suspected this would happen and decided to tune out.  I know I did, even though I revered Aretha for many years (McCain not so much).  But when I read Louis Farrakhan would be front and center at her funeral I knew something was wrong.

Franklin's family says eulogy was offensive.  The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a political address that described children being in a home without a father as "abortion after birth" and said black lives do not matter unless blacks stop killing each other.

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The family found that offensive, but they were proud to have Louis Farrakhan sitting front and center behind the podium.

Aretha's Funeral:  Anti-Trump Bigots Hear Truth About the No. 1 Problem in the Black Community.  President Donald Trump took a pounding at the services for Aretha Franklin.  The Rev. Al Sharpton took Trump to task for supposedly demonstrating a lack of respect by saying, "She worked for me on numerous occasions."  Other speakers took shots at the President either by name or by implication for his supposed racism and bigotry.  Onstage, in the front row, sat Sharpton, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and former President Bill Clinton, all of whom know a thing or two about racism and bigotry.  Their careers depend on exaggerating the extent and the impact of anti-black white racism.  At a rally in Harlem in 1991, Sharpton said, "If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house."

Burying the Dead With Bile-Filled Histrionics.  The big news last week revolved around the funerals of a 1960s pop singer and an unreliable Republican senator with a cult following among masochistic conservatives and cynical leftists eager to capitalize on his capacity to spread dissension among his nominal allies.  I suppose the exploitation of funerals for grubby political ends is nothing new.  Mark Antony did it with notable success when he eulogized Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.  But there was something especially stomach-churning about the injection of partisan animus into the obsequies of Aretha Franklin and John McCain.

McCain resurrects the Wellstone memorial disaster.  Two well known and important people passed away this past week:  singer Aretha Franklin and senator John McCain.  Both had memorial services attended by the political high and mighty, and both services received extensive coverage on cable news.  Both, rather than serving as a last chance to honor and bury the dead, instead served as a political forum to focus on President Trump.  It's what one would expect at a campaign rally, not at a memorial service.  Let's start with Aretha Franklin. [...] Jesse Jackson, a two-time presidential candidate, made a pitch for voter registration.  "We have long lines to celebrate death, and short lines for voting.  Something is missing.  If you leave here today and don't register to vote, you're dishonoring Aretha."

Michael Eric Dyson Goes on Anti-Trump Rant During Aretha Franklins's Funeral.  Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson went on a rant against the president and even suggested that Hillary Clinton won the election during his eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday [8/31/2018].  He began his speech saying listing people who were in attendance including, "President Clinton and her husband Bill."

Vicious Anti-Trump Diatribes Mar Aretha Franklin's Memorial Service.  The late great Aretha Franklin demanded R-E-S-P-E-C-T, but that didn't stop at least a couple of speakers at her funeral service in Detroit on Friday [8/31/2018] from trivializing her memory.  Democrats Michael Eric Dyson and Al Sharpton took the opportunity to blast President Trump during their eulogies, continuing a sickening Democratic tradition of politicizing public memorial services.  Former presidents and preachers and legendary singers took to the stage at Greater Grace Temple to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul during the farewell extravaganza.

Flashback: Here's a Long List of Top Democrats Saying "Monkeying Around".  Yesterday [8/29/2018] a firestorm erupted when Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis said during an interview on Fox News, "The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state."  His Democrat opponent Andrew Gillum and his friends in the leftist media immediately pounced, saying the use of the term was a "racist bullhorn."

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin Falsely Blames Antifa Violence on Black Americans.  CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin bizarrely pinned the blame for Antifa violence on black Americans Tuesday night [8/28/2018], saying that the far-left group is "widely perceived as an African-American organization."  In response to President Trump warning of Antifa violence should Democrats win the midterms, Jeffrey Toobin said, "Let's be clear also about what's going on here.  The theme here is, 'I'm Donald Trump and I'll protect you from the scary black people.'"  "Antifa is widely perceived as an African-American organization, and this is just part of the same story of LeBron James and Don Lemon and Maxine Waters and the NFL players and the UCLA basketball players," he continued.

Dems Are "Monkeying Around" With an Expression Barack Obama Used.  Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis used a common expression in reference to the socialism his opponent supports and the Internet grew irate over it.  They decided to misinterpret what he said.  "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," Ron DeSantis said on Fox News in reference to his race against Tallahassee Communist Mayor Andrew Gillum.  Gillum is black and the bigots equated the word 'monkey' with him although that is obviously not what innocent DeSantis meant.  He's not a bigot so it never occurred to him.

Bill Clinton, Sharpton, Holder to Speak at Aretha Franklin Funeral.  Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week.

A Perfect Storm Threatens America's Survival.  With identity politics cloaked in the guise of diversity, is there room for competence?  Federal and state grants come laden with various demands for diversity.  Businesses and government institutions find themselves saddled with vice presidents and directors of diversity.  Universities have indoctrinated their students with diversity to the point where white males are now under direct assault throughout our society.  The diversity purge is a threat to fundamental excellence in major businesses and institutions. [...] Whatever happened to the notion of the best and most qualified person for the job?  How is identity politics helpful to our country?  It's not.  It's damaging.  It's a Democrat thing.  Any fool can see this.

The Southern Policy Law Center's Perfect Storm.  The nation's longest running civil rights mail order scam has almost $450 million in assets.  The Southern Poverty Law Center, founded by a lawyer who had formerly defended a violent racist who beat a Freedom Rider on behalf of the KKK, has a swollen bank account but is headed for a reckoning.  Like most big scams, the SPLC is a victim of its own success.  The Klan, which its founder had once helped before launching a lucrative career of fighting it, is irrelevant.  And the SPLC's efforts to expand into fighting the Christian groups it deems "homophobes" and critics of Islamists whom it accuses of "Islamophobia" have begun to backfire on the venerable civil rights mail order scam organization.

Beto O'Rourke says 'nothing more American' than NFL anthem protests.  Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke has jumped into the NFL national-anthem fray by defending players taking a knee during the ceremony, saying he could think of "nothing more American."  In a response going viral on social media, the Democrat seeking to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, compared the NFL kneelers to civil-rights icons like Rosa Parks and the Freedom Riders during a campaign appearance last week in Houston.

Nancy Pelosi Says President Trump's "Whole Thing Is Make America White Again".  In an interview with MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart Sunday, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said the President's entire agenda is "make America white again." This woman is evil.  Pelosi has no platform except for the ad hominem attacks.  Her latest is to claim Trump is the master of the "dog whistle". She has to say that since she can't actually come up with a real quote.

The SPLC's terrible year just got worse.  It's been a rough year for the Southern Poverty Law Center — deservedly so.  And it just got more difficult, thanks to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  The SPLC, formed in 1971 as an aggressive civil-rights nonprofit law firm, has become the left's go-to arbiter of what constitutes a hate group.  Its pronouncements are quoted without challenge by the news media, and it has an endowment of $300 million, enriched by major corporate donors.  Yet its overly broad definition of "hate" often goes far beyond truly vile outfits to include people and groups that simply don't toe a politically correct line.  That's why the SPLC two months ago had to pay $3.4 million and publicly apologize to Maajid Nawaz, whom it had falsely labeled an "anti-Muslim extremist."  (He's actually a practicing Muslim who opposes extremism.)

Governor won't order another Michael Brown investigation.  The Missouri governor's office said Friday it doesn't have the authority to appoint a special prosecutor to reinvestigate the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, despite pressure from Brown's mother to do so.  Lezley McSpadden said earlier in the day that she'd launched an online petition seeking a new investigation into her 18-year-old son's death, a case that sparked months of protests and helped fuel the Black Lives Matter movement nationally.  McSpadden also announced that she planned to run for a seat on the Ferguson City Council in April.

Michael Brown's mother announces plan to run for Ferguson city council, four years after her son was killed.  The mother of Michael Brown, the black teen who was murdered by a white police officer in Missouri, has announced she is running for city council.  Lezley McSpadden announced her candidacy Friday on Canfield Drive, near where her son was shot and killed on August 9, 2014. [...] McSpadden has been an activist since her son's death but has never held public office.

Florida sheriff tells Al Sharpton to 'go back to New York.  Mind your own business'.  A Florida sheriff is telling the Rev. Al Sharpton to get lost after the civil rights leader led a rally for a slain black man in Clearwater over the weekend.  "I wasn't there, and I don't really care what Al Sharpton has to say," Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Monday [8/6/2018] at an unrelated news conference in St. Petersburg.  "Go back to New York.  Mind your own business."

Kamala Harris proudly owns her 'identity politics,' but she wants you to call it something less ugly.  Democrats have become so comfortable seeing everything through the lens of color, they now publicly defend their reliance on the divisive issue of identity politics.  Sen. Kamala Harris, speaking at the progressive gathering Netroots Nation, offered logic that's hard to argue, saying identity politics "define our identity as Americans" — at least, from a Democratic social justice viewpoint that looks past the content of one's character.

Senator Kamala Harris:  Vote For Me Or You're Racist.  Obama in a dress is really off to a great start, spending a lot of money on planning her presidential campaign, while strongly hinting that anyone who isn't on board is a racist. [...] I doubt Harris faces the same risks that a black woman in Harlem or a white woman in Appalachia does.  She's a wealthy mixed-race Canadian raised politician who, like Obama, has trouble connecting with actual black people because she's never truly been part of the black community.  But sure.  Let's "respect" her leadership.  And have her opponents get out of the way because her victory would be so "historic".  And if you don't vote for her, you're racist.

Elizabeth Warren says the criminal justice system is 'racist' from 'front to back'.  Potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has a message about the U.S. criminal justice system.

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The article goes on to say Senator Warren was "[s]peaking to a historically black college," which means, in all likelihood, that it's an all-black college.  Apparently the purpose of her speech was to inflame the listeners' fears and then take advantage of those fears to advance her own position.  And that's not racist?

How Far Will the Left Go?  All the Way.  [Scroll down]  Like an opportunistic cancer, the Left finds the weak spots and pounces, often retroactively.  The Declaration of Independence says "all men are created equal," and yet all men were manifestly not equal, and thus the American Founding is morally indefensible; that what the Founders meant were "equal in the eyes of God" and what the socialist Left means is "economically equal," is passed over.  Similarly, the reductive Left has transformed what we used to call Italians, Germans, French, English, Irish, Russians, Poles, Greeks, and other ethnic/national groups of European origin into "white people," the better to identify them as the "other" — freaks and monsters — and pit them against Latin America, Africa, and Asia in a cultural-Marxist reboot of the class struggle, now crudely and reprehensibly racialized.

This group is pushing for more black political representation through a 'Black Census'.  A group that has been surveying thousands of African Americans is expanding the project, hoping to reach 200,000 people in a push for greater political representation for black communities.  The group responsible for the project, Black Futures Lab, started reaching out to black Americans in February.  So far, they have collected 7,600 responses to the survey, called the Black Census Project.

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.

Has Chuck Schumer's Own Racist History Comes Back To Bite Him?  Democrat Minority leader Chuck Schumer has always been one to call Republicans 'racist.' He's done it repeatedly to Donald Trump, tried to paste the label on the late Justice Alito and has promised to attack Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions,the judge who destroyed the Klu Klau Klan in Alabama as a 'racist' as well.  As it turns out, it appears Senator Schumer may be living in a glass house when it comes [to] accusing anyone of racism.

'About 60 Organizations' Are Considering a Lawsuit Against the SPLC Following $3M Nawaz Settlement.  No fewer than 60 organizations branded "hate groups" or otherwise attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) are considering legal action against the left-wing smear factory, a Christian legal nonprofit leader confirmed to PJ Media on Tuesday [6/19/2018].  He suggested that the $3 million settlement and apology the SPLC gave to Maajid Nawaz and his Quilliam Foundation on Monday [6/18/2018] would encourage further legal action.

The SPLC Has Its Nose Rubbed in the Dirt.  Few left-wing pressure groups are as vicious and mendacious as the Southern Poverty Law Center.  Founded in 1971, the SPLC today mainly exists to smear opponents of full-spectrum progressivism as "bigots" and "extremists."  Once the Montgomery, Alabama-based outfit mislabels an individual or an institution this way, it becomes nearly impossible to clear the taint, since many reporters mistake the SPLC for a bona fide rights watchdog.  So it's good to see the SPLC held to account for at least one of these smears.  On Monday, the group publicly apologized to Maajid Nawaz and agreed to pay his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, some $3.4 million to settle a defamation suit.  The SPLC in 2016 included Nawaz, who has spent years peacefully combatting both Islamism and anti-Muslim bigotry in Britain, in its Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists, alongside a litany of genuine haters.

Val and Al:  MSNBC's Real Teachable Moment.  MSNBC invited Ms. Jarrett on their network to discuss.  Which seemed fine when one simply heard of the invite.  But as presented?  Wow.  There at Valerie Jarrett's side as she talked about this episode as a "teachable moment" was — one can't make this up — Al Sharpton. [...] Yet there sits Valerie Jarrett on MSNBC talking about a "teachable moment" as next to her is somebody — a notorious racial arsonist — who has an absolutely wretched record on all things racial.  Will MSNBC dump Sharpton in the wake of the Roseanne episode?  Of course not.  For that matter will they dump the gay bashing Joy Reid?  Absolutely not.  And Disney?  The company that so ostentatiously fired Roseanne — but hired Keith Olbermann?  Olbermann the guy who tweets four letter words and all manner of contemptuous bile towards the President and his supporters?  Will Olbermann be fired for, to borrow from the Disney Roseanne statement, tweets that are "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values"?  Ha!  Don't hold your breath.

Will 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.

Ex-congressman 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.

Texas: Pakistani Muslim Immigrant Elected to the Euless City Council.  On Saturday, Salman Bhojani was elected to the Euless City Council, triumphing over a conservative state lawmaker's ugly campaign attacks on his religion and immigrant background.  Bhojani, who will be the city's first minority council member, defeated his opponent Molly Maddux by a margin of 37 votes.  Bhojani, a lawyer who moved to the U.S. from Pakistan 18 years ago, has portrayed his win as a victory for diversity and acceptance.  In a city with 55,000 residents, about 50 percent are people of color, which should be reflected on the council, he says.  But both during and after the campaign, Bhojani has tried to focus on nonpartisan local issues.  Bhojani spent the last four years on the city's parks and recreation board, and ran unsuccessfully for a council seat two years ago.

5 Reasons The Southern Poverty Law Center Is A Hate-Mongering Scam.  Amazon has decided to pull the Alliance Defending Freedom from its Amazon Smile program, in which shoppers can send a portion of their Amazon purchases to charities.  Because the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled ADF a hate group, Amazon yanked its opportunity to receive donations on an equal playing field with other Amazon Smile participants, which include highly political leftist organizations Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, Media Matters, and Oxfam-America.  ADF is a nonprofit, First Amendment-focused legal organization that has successfully argued in front of the Supreme Court seven times in the past seven years.  It is not some Klu Klux Klan revival, and to suggest so is both false and deeply offensive.  Yet slandering good-faith people is SPLC's raison d'etre.

Southern Poverty Law Center Quietly Deleted List of 'Anti-Muslim' Extremists After Legal Threat.  The Southern Poverty Law Center has removed the "Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists" from their website after attorneys for Maajid Nawaz, a practicing Muslim and prominent Islamic reformer, threatened legal action over his inclusion on the list.  The report, which had been active on the SPLC's website since it was published in December 2016, was intended to serve as a resource for journalists to identify promoters of hateful propaganda; but it included a number of liberal reformers such as Nawaz, a former Islamic extremist who has since dedicated his life to combating the hateful ideology.

Baltimore 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."

Eric 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.

Sharpton [and a] school survivor, announce anti-gun violence rally.  A survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting joined the Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday to announce a June rally in front of President Donald Trump's Manhattan apartment to protest gun violence eased by access to assault weapons.

Al Sharpton's Group And Black Lives Matter Team Up For Pro-Farrakhan Protest.  Several black activist groups are holding a protest on Monday in defense of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite and racist revealed to have close ties to prominent Democratic politicians and activists.  Black Lives Matter, the New Black Panther Party and the National Action Network are among the groups spearheading the protest, the organizers said in a press release.  The groups are protesting a House resolution, introduced by Republican Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita, that formally condemns Farrakhan's anti-Semitism.  The activists instead want lawmakers to pass a resolution condemning President Donald Trump.

Farrakhan, The Left, and Anti-Semitism.  As documented here many, many times, "playing the race card," as racism is politely called these days, is part and parcel of the Left in America and always has been.  What once was slavery and segregation are now laughably called "identity politics."  And most assuredly, a thorough going part of that racism is anti-Semitism.  And when the spotlight is turned on, in this case on a leader of the so-called "Women's March" and various members of the Congressional Black Caucus or various other lefty Democrats, there is much hemming and hawing at having been caught in the act.  But the "why" behind all of this latest go-round over left-wing support for Farrakhan — the man who once proclaimed that "Hitler was a great man" — is simple to understand.  This streak of racism is part of the larger racial agenda that the Left has been preaching for decades.  To wit:  divide by race.  Win elections.  And if, in this case, it means hanging with one of the most vicious anti-Semites of the day?  So be it.

How Identity Politics Is Made to Destroy Us.  In January, when negotiations over the fate of 800,000 DACA recipients broke down, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed the impasse on the alleged racism of President Trump and his senior advisers.  "Last night the president put forth a plan," Pelosi told the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  "Let me just say what I said last night, that plan is a campaign to make America white again."  This was not only an obvious lie, but a spectacularly brazen one, since Trump's announced plan would provide a path to citizenship not only for the illegal aliens who had benefited from President Obama's constitutionally suspect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, all of whom are nonwhite, but for a million additional illegals, mainly from Latin America, who are also mainly nonwhite.

Illinois governor drinks chocolate milk to demonstrate commitment to corporate diversity.  Illinois governor Bruce Rauner took a gulp of chocolate milk to display his commitment to diversity Wednesday [2/21/2018].  "It's really, really good — diversity," he said in front of an audience at the Thompson Center in Chicago.  Hyatt Hotels diversity and inclusion executive Tyronne Stoudemire included the governor in the demonstration, which was part of a Black History Month celebration.  He described a glass of plain milk as representative of corporate America today.

Black voter registration effort launched at 'Black Panther' screenings.  An activist group has launched a voter registration effort aimed at black voters at screenings of the "Black Panther" movie nationwide.  Members of the Electoral Justice Project, an offshoot of the Movement for Black Lives, are seeking to motivate black voters and increase political engagement with the #WakandaTheVote campaign, the website Blavity reported.  Wakanda is the fictional African nation featured in the long-anticipated Marvel film "Black Panther."

Michelle Obama faces backlash for racial 'Black Panther' comment that ignores film history.  Moviegoers were quick to correct former first lady Michelle Obama this week after she framed the blockbuster movie "Black Panther" as a racial milestone.  The left-wing magazine Salon was mocked by superhero fans earlier this month for calling "Black Panther" the "first blockbuster-format release featuring a black hero front and center."  Mrs. Obama, however, made the same error on Monday [2/19/2018] after the Marvel Studios hit tallied the highest-grossing February debut — $201.8 million for its Friday-Sunday weekend.

Planned Parenthood Attacks Trump's Judicial Nominee For Being White.  On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood, referring to a judicial nominee of President Trump, attacked him for being white.  The tweet referred to nominee Kyle Duncan, whom Trump nominated for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. [...] Notably, Duncan represented Hobby Lobby at the U.S. Supreme Court when the Obama administration targeted the Christian company for being unwilling to cover employees for drugs that could cause abortions.

J.B. Pritzker campaign staffer resigns over candidate's FBI-wiretapped comments.  A campaign worker for J.B. Pritzker resigned on Tuesday [2/6/2018] as fallout continued to hit the front-running Democratic candidate for governor over his comments denigrating several African-American politicians during an FBI-wiretapped 2008 conversation with then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.  "I will not stand by a candidate who feels that way about Black folks," staffer Kina Collins wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday afternoon.  "I withdraw my support and endorsement for him as Governor.  I apologize to my community for being apart [sic] of the campaign, but when you know better you do better," Collins wrote.  "I promise to do better!"

Black Lives Matter Goes to the Olympics.  The left plays the race card as often as it plays the Nazi or gender card, its hackneyed alternative to any substantive discussion about issues and policy.  It's much like those pull-string dolls:  pull the string of a liberal and hear about race, gender, skin color, or immigration status.  And not much else.

Democrats' Hatred Of Trump Is Going To Bring Them Down.  When [President] Trump summarized the successes of his first year in office, he emphasized how the prosperity of his first twelve months impacted the lives and hopes of ordinary Americans, wage laborers and others whom the eight years of the Obama presidency had left behind.  In doing so he exposed the Democrats in the most dramatic way imaginable.  Under his policies, he boasted, black and Hispanic unemployment are record lows.  As he said this and the Republican side of the house rose to its feet in applause the TV camera panned to the morose members of the Democrats' Black Caucus, sitting on their hands and showing America that the last thing they care about is their black constituents.  What they care about is their hatred for Trump, and about not disturbing the biggest lie of the political season:  that the White House is the headquarters of a "white supremacy" movement intent on keeping black Americans down and making them suffer.

Maxine Waters Makes an FCC Suggestion for Trump.  Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was one of five Democrats to offer a response to President Trump's State of the Union address.  She didn't actually attend, so to put it another way she offered a response to a speech she didn't even watch.  Still, she has Trump figured out.  He's a "despicable human," he's a "racist," he's "not a role model," and — her latest description — he's not fit for TV.  "Whenever he appears on TV there should be a disclaimer that says 'This may be may not be acceptable for children,'" Waters said during her pre-taped response for Angela Rye's BET special Wednesday [1/31/2018].

Pelosi's 'White' America.  We make fun of Nancy Pelosi for good reason because of her nonsensical rants. [...] Nancy does not like the ethnic makeup of the electorate that elected President Trump.  Nancy is saying these are "white voters," not necessarily white or Caucasian, but "white" in the sense that they reject the Democratic Party/Leftist agenda of open borders, abortion on demand, sanctuary cities and states, crony capitalism, amnesty for all illegals, high tax rates, increased regulations on business, and a cradle-to-grave nanny welfare state administered by the Annointed Ruling Class of Leftist Democrats and RINO Republicans.  To oppose this means acting "white" to Nancy.

Pelosi plays race card:  Trump immigration plan to 'make America white again'.  A Saltine-white woman from one of the richest congressional districts in the country played the race card against President Trump during a speech to U.S. mayors.  Addressing the United States Conference of Mayors, Nancy Pelosi promoted illegal immigration, sanctuary cities and so-called "Dreamers."  [Video clip]

Pelosi Gone Wild:  Trump's Dreamer Deal A "Campaign To Make America White Again".  I admit to being a bit puzzled by the leftist outrage over President Trump's proposed DACA deal.  I fail to see anything "racist" about providing a pathway to citizenship for over a million illegal aliens (or in any of the other proposed provisions).  House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), however, seems to imagine that it's some kind of white supremacist plot.

Are There Any Sharks Left to Jump?  Low income people suffer disproportionately from every problem.  If every problem is a "civil rights" problem, then nothing is.  Here's an idea:  prosperity and economic growth.  What a concept.  By the way, I wonder if anyone at the NAACP noted on Monday [1/15/2018] that black unemployment is at a historic low.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a money-grabbing slander machine.  Ayaan Hirsi Ali grew up in Somalia, where she suffered female genital mutilation.  So now she speaks out against radical Islam.  For that, SPLC put her on its list of dangerous "extremists."  Maajid Nawaz was once an Islamic extremist.  Then he started criticizing the radicals.  SPLC labels him an "anti-Muslim extremist," too.  While launching hateful smears like these, SPLC invites you to donate to them to "join the fight against hatred and bigotry."  SPLC once fought useful fights.  They took on the Ku Klux Klan.  But now they go after people on the right with whom they disagree.  They call the Family Research Council a hate group because it says gay men are more likely to sexually abuse children.  That's their belief.  There is some evidence that supports it.  Do they belong on a "hate map," like the Ku Klux Klan, because they believe that evidence and worry about it?  I often disagree with the council, but calling them a hate group is unfair.

Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn't Obama Impeached?  One of Trump's major campaign promises was to build a "wall" to protect our southern border.  Never mind that, in 2006, 26 Democratic senators — including Hillary Clinton, then-Sen. Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer — voted for hundreds of miles of barriers and fencing.  And every Senate Democrat voted for 2013's Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, which again called for hundreds of miles of barriers.  But Trump is "racist" and "xenophobic."  Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, calls Trump a "bigot in the White House who incites hatred and hostility," which, says Green, is a "high misdemeanor" that constitutes an impeachable offense.

State Department Touts SPLC, Open Society Foundation in Grant.  The SPLC, a legal advocacy and civil rights watchdog, purports to combat racist organizations and individuals, but has been panned for classifying Muslim moderates as "anti-Muslim extremists."  Maajid Nawaz, a prominent UK Muslim reformer who founded an anti-radicalization organization, is suing the SPLC for identifying him as an Islamophobe.  The SPLC has also refused to designate "antifa" a hate group, while applying that epithet to politically conservative and religious groups.

Exactly right, but not in the way they intended:
Citing "Racism," Maxine Waters, John Lewis To Skip Trump's SOTU.  In the wake of Representative John Lewis (D-GA) announcing he would not attend President Trump's inauguration, more than 50 Democrats refused to attend.  Now three Democrats, so far, are refusing to attend the president's State of the Union (SOTU) address on January 30th.  The first to announce his intention of skipping the President's first SOTU was Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).  His announcement was made early this month.

NAACP Says MLK's Vision Can't Be Achieved Without Fighting Global Warming.  This Martin Luther King, Jr.  Day, the NAACP wants man-made global warming to be seen as a civil rights issue, arguing King's vision of a society free of racial injustice can't be achieved without addressing warming.  "We see climate change as a civil rights issue," Jacqueline Patterson, head of the NAACP's environmental and climate justice program, said in an online radio spot for the Yale Center for Environmental Connection.  Environmental activists have been increasingly framing global warming as a matter of "environmental justice," since "minority and low-income populations are disproportionately affected by global warming," Patterson told Yale's online radio Climate Connections.

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I never heard MLK say anything about global warming.

Democrats ramp up efforts to boycott Trump's State of the Union address.  Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson added her name to a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who say they are fed up with President Trump and will boycott his State of the Union address at the end of the month.  Wilson, who was elected in 2010 and made headlines last year for fighting with Trump over his telephone call to the widow of a fallen soldier, cited the president's "recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations" for reasons why she wouldn't be attending the Jan. 30 speech.  "For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president's State of the Union address," Wilson said in a statement late Sunday [1/14/2018].  "I have no doubts that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump's address will be full of innuendo, empty promises and lies."

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Barack H. Obama made "State of the Union" speeches that were "full of innuendo, empty promises and lies," and the Republicans didn't boycott those event for political gain.  As a public service, I have kept excerpts from the reviews of Obama's SOTU speeches (and many others) here and here.

Please stop politicizing Martin Luther King Day.  It seems that no national holiday is exempt from the media's need for political controversy.  This Monday [1/15/2018], on what should be a day for Americans to put aside politics and come together to honor the legacy of an extraordinary American, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the media has decided instead to seize upon it as yet another opportunity to further sow the division and partisan polarization already plaguing our country.  The New Yorker magazine decided to use Dr. King to touch on the continuing raw nerve that is NFL's national anthem protests, with its cover depicting Dr. King kneeling alongside Colin Kaepernick and Michael Bennett, two of the instrumental leaders in the controversy.

The 17 Most Annoying People of 2017.  [#10] Congresswoman Maxine Waters has represented the same South LA district since Reconstruction.  She lives in a white neighborhood and has never gone for more than five consecutive minutes without reminding everyone that she's black.  As unintelligent as she is self-righteous, she claimed in 2017 that Vladimir Putin invaded Korea, referred to Trump and his associates as "scumbags," called the White House "the White Supremacists' House," and has repeatedly demanded for Trump's impeachment based on little more than the fact that he has thin lips and almost invisible eyebrows.  It is my sincere belief that Maxine Waters is a racist, and as everyone knows, I disavow racism not only because it is evil, but because it is unpopular.

The Deep Racism of the Left.  [Scroll down]  But is there really anyone in the Democratic caucus who doesn't know that Maxine Waters is crazy?  Or Sheila Jackson Lee?  Or Hank Johnson, the Georgia Democrat who worried that Guam would tip over if more U.S. armed forces were based there?  Or former Florida Democrat Corrine Brown, recently convicted of corruption and sentenced to prison?  Or that John Conyers, cashiered with great reluctance (because he's a "legend" don't you know), was effectively senile?  The patronization of the Congressional Black Caucus by the Democratic leadership is one of those obvious Washington phenomena that everyone is embarrassed to speak openly about.  Members of the Black Caucus are always prominently included in Democratic press conferences for exactly the reason Ostroy thought Tim Scott was included at the White House tax rally.  It was only natural Ostory thinks that way about Scott, because that's how liberals secretly think about minorities themselves.

MSNBC Guest Calls Former Sheriff David Clarke an 'Uncle Tom'.  In a Saturday [12/9/2017] appearance on MSNBC's "AM Joy," SiriusXM satellite radio's Mark Thompson reacted to former Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke saying "John who?" in response to being asked about Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and calling him "irrelevant."  Thompson dismissed Clarke's comments, calling him "crazy" and "an Uncle Tom."

Trump pays tribute to civil-rights heroes in Mississippi as black leaders boycott his visit.  With some black leaders boycotting the event, President Trump paid tribute Saturday [12/10/2017] to the heroes of the civil rights movement at the dedication of two museums in Mississippi.  Speaking to a small invitation-only group of dignitaries indoors at the new civil-rights museum in Jackson, Mr. Trump called the facility honoring leaders of the movement "a tribute to our nation at the highest level."  "Today we pay solemn tribute to our heroes of the past and dedicate ourselves to building a future of freedom, equality, justice and peace," Mr. Trump said.

Al Sharpton to lead prayer service for Rep. Frederica Wilson.  Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a prayer service to honor Rep. Frederica Wilson on Saturday, after her recent faceoff with President Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly.  "In an effort towards healing and unifying our community during these times of pain and conflict, faith leaders will join together at a prayer service to cover Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) in prayer as she continues to be a voice for the voiceless," a statement from Wilson's office read.

The Congressional Black Caucus:  Purveyors of Black Urban Decline.  Every week a prominent Democrat is in the news labeling their opposition as racist as if it is some sort of sport.  Do you support school choice that helps struggling black parents end generational poverty?  Racist.  Call out black crime rates that disproportionately claim black victims?  Racist.  Criticize the welfare state that keeps black people hooked on government handouts?  Racist.  Are you a Republican?  Automatic racist.  And if you're a black conservative like I am, it's even worse.  No substantive conversation can take place in this environment.

Rev Jesse Jackson blasts Texans owner Bob McNair as having a 'plantation mentality'.  The leading civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson has demanded Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is sanctioned for his comments on the anthem row. [...] He has also called on football players to intensify their protests amid criticism from US President Donald Trump.

A clown in a sequined cowboy hat distorts greatest sacrifice.  At last America is once again unified.  We are, it turns out, all racists.  Because if retired Marine General and current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a Gold Star dad among so many other distinctions, is a racist, then every last one of us is.  This is according to the great titan of objective intellect, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of South Florida.

American Soldiers Died In Niger Because Of Obama.  Congresswoman Frederica Wilson has come up with a new gimmick for getting invited on CNN.  After exploiting the death of one soldier killed in an attack in Niger, she decided that if exploiting one soldier made her famous, exploiting the deaths of all the soldiers would make her even more famous.  Wilson has taken to calling the attack, "Mr. Trump's Benghazi."  And she's close.  American soldiers died in Niger for the same reasons that Americans died in Benghazi.  Both were fallout from the Arab Spring.  It wasn't President Trump who deployed our soldiers to Niger.  That was Obama's doing.  Congresswoman Wilson complained that they, "didn't have appropriate weapons where they were" and that "they had trucks that were not armored trucks."  She is welcome to take up those objections with Obama.

Gen. John Kelly: 'Stunned' After 'Empty Barrel' Frederica Wilson Politicized President's Phone Call.  White House chief of staff General John Kelly sternly lectured Congressman Frederica Wilson for listening to and politicizing President Donald Trump's phone call to the grieving widow of a slain soldier.  "It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on the conversation — absolutely stuns me," Kelly said, "And I thought at least that was sacred."  Kelly delivered a stirring speech at the White House press briefing about the sacred duty of people serving in the military and the president's role in comforting grieving family members and called Wilson a "selfish member of Congress" for politicizing the phone call.

Congresswoman Plays Race Card in Attack on Trump Chief of Staff.  Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., the congresswoman who attacked President Trump after his phone call to a Gold Star widow, is now playing the race card in her public feud with White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly.  Speaking with CNN on Friday morning, Wilson slammed Kelly for calling her an "empty barrel," saying the characterization is racist.  "That's a racist term, too.  I'm thinking about that one.  We looked it up in the dictionary because I had never heard of an empty barrel.  And I don't like to be dragged into something like that," Wilson said Friday on CNN's "New Day."

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Notice that Frederica Wilson had never heard of the term, "empty barrel," but immediately she was sure it was a racial slur.

Fredericka Wilson Plays the Race Card.  Yesterday, Rep. Fredericka Wilson claimed that John Kelly's comments about President Trump's condolence call to the Gold Star family of Sergeant La David Johnson were an attempt to save his job as White House chief of staff.  Wilson's office then declared that she would have no further comment on this controversy.

The Congressional Black Caucus Prayer Breakfast:  The Great Black Deception.  The CBC Prayer Breakfast had nothing to do with Jesus or spreading His Love.  Quite the opposite.  It was about spreading hate for police, strengthening the Trump resistance, and strengthening black's bogus belief that they are victims in America.  The breakfast was also about despicably instilling hate and fear to register new Democrat voters.

Making money on hate.  These are not happy times for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which doesn't have a lot to do with the South, poverty or the law, and it thrives far from the center of the political spectrum.  The center is mostly a cash machine, and it has raised hundreds of millions of dollars, mostly from well-meaning but gullible liberals — "progressives" in the current argot — in the name of fighting injustice and hate.  Lately it has been called out as a hate group itself.

Trump Not Letting Media Turn Puerto Rico Into His 'Katrina'.  Trump, in the case of Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria, refuses to let media and politicians like Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., who called the federal response in Puerto Rico "disgraceful," turn this into Trump's Katrina.  After Katrina, President Bush got blamed for the shortcomings and political infighting between local and state authorities.  Recall how rapper Kanye West, during a fundraiser for Katrina victims, claimed, "George Bush doesn't care about black people."  Then-senatorial candidate Claire McCaskill even said, "George Bush let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and because they were black."  As for Hurricane Maria and Trump's response, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said:  "We are dying here. ... And you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy.  We will make it with or without you. ... I am done being polite.  I am done being politically correct.  I am mad [...], because my people's lives are at stake."  Trump, in a series of tweets, fired back: [...]

The crass politics of windy compassion.  Those ill winds blowing out of the Caribbean are blowing somebody good, or at least there's somebody who thinks they're good.  There's always profit in somebody else's misery.  Some Democrats in Washington see opportunities to make hay with Puerto Ricans who would settle for a drink of clean water and something to eat.  Hurricane Maria, now safely out to sea, has so ruined the island that many Puerto Ricans are encouraged to resettle in Florida, a swing state with the partisan numbers so narrow that only a few Puerto Ricans might swing it permanently to the left and to the Democrats. [...] Democrats relish the arrival of younger than usual imports.  These are not immigrants, but settlers as American as Texans, Californians or Pennsylvanians, American citizens by a 1917 act of Congress.  They can't vote for president and they have no representation in Congress, but once ashore all they have to do to vote is to register in their new states.

Hillary Clinton peddles fake news about Trump and Puerto Rico.  Frustrated by the justifiably high marks President Trump received for the federal government's response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, portions of the left are attacking Trump for allegedly not being sufficiently concerned about Hurricane Maria, which pounded Puerto Rico.  Hillary Clinton is doing her part.  She slammed the president for his near silence about the situation in Puerto Rico.  Ever the snob, Clinton stated, with no apparent basis, "I'm not sure he knows that Puerto Ricans are American citizens."  Clinton's vicious former spokesman Brian Fallon made explicit what the left is really alleging.  He tweeted:  "Trump's racist neglect of Puerto Rico is threatening lives.  It's time to start caring about the crisis there."  The rush baselessly to label people "racists" and "deplorables" is one the reasons Hillary Clinton did not become president and, thus, Brian Fallon did not become White House press secretary.  Viewed in this context, I suppose we should be grateful that they are so quick to play the race card.

Maxine Waters Tells Blacks to Play the Race Card.  Apparently, the race card is too heavy for only a few to lift, so the Congressional Black Circus clowns like Waters needs help.  In speaking to a congregation of black nationalists and white Leftist enablers, Waters proved how divisive she and the Left truly are, as she implored attendees to "play the race card".

Rev. Al Sharpton says Trump's Colin Kaepernick comments show the President's 'political cowardice'.  The Rev. Al Sharpton said on Saturday that President Trump's crude call for NFL owners to fire protesting players completely misses the point of why they're taking a knee in the first place.  "Why don't you, as President, address what the protest is about?  Why?" Sharpton asked as he addressed a cheering crowd during his weekly rally at his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem.  "The reason you won't is because they're protesting the criminal justice inequities in this country," a fired up Sharpton said to roaring applause.

As St. Louis Erupts, Democrats Own It.  The acquittal on Friday [9/15/2017] of a white cop on trial for murder for fatally shooting a black man in 2011 after a high-speed chase was immediately met with demonstrations and violence including attacks on police, property, and the media.  That was predictable, but what was equally and sadly on display were incendiary comments by local elected Democrat officials up and down the line that appeared to add more fuel to the already volatile fire in the streets. [...] None of these politicians — in the midst of a volatile situation with various agitators having planned and threatened to take action — encouraged people to respect the integrity of the judicial system that had rendered a verdict in the case.

"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 for martyrdom.

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Al Sharpton's daughter Ashley Sharpton arrested after cops say she attacked cab driver.  A birthday celebration for Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter ended in handcuffs early Saturday after she punched a cabbie in Midtown and snatched his keys, police sources said.  Ashley Sharpton was in a yellow taxi just before 1 a.m. with three of her friends near the intersection of W. 48th St. and Ninth Ave.  Each of the passengers gave the driver a different destination.  The cabbie Georges Coly — annoyed and confused — stopped the car and refused to move until Sharpton's group could figure out where they wanted to go.

The Southern Poverty Law Center Has $69 Million Parked Overseas.  The Southern Poverty Law Center invests almost 20 percent of its nearly $320 million endowment fund in offshore equities and other investments.  The 2016 annual report of the Alabama-based civil rights organization reports $69,093,576 of "non-U.S. equity funds" among the assets comprising the total endowment fund of $319,283,961, a fund the SPLC describes as a "plan for the day when nonprofits like the SPLC can no longer afford to solicit support through the mail because of rising postage and printing costs."  (Given that 2016 contributions topped $45 million, that day has not yet arrived.)

NH Dem Chair:  Rural, Disaffected Voters Are 'White Supremacists'.  New Hampshire's Democratic Party chair referred to rural, disaffected voters as "white supremacists" and "extremists" on Sunday [9/3/2017].  WMUR9 told its viewers that Look Ahead America, an organization that reaches out to "disaffected, patriotic Americans" may be headed to New Hampshire next.  "New Hampshire's going to be, probably, the state we advance to next," Matt Braynard, the executive director said.  "We've identified maybe 15,000 inactive voters who we would consider disaffected, patriotic Americans.  And potentially 100,000 or more unregistered adults we're going to reach out to."

Fortunately, Jesse Jackson is not the one who decides.
Jesse Jackson:  Trump 'Would Not Qualify to Get Into Jesus' Kingdom'.  President Donald Trump may want to tighten requirements on who can immigrate to the United States, but Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks he should instead worry about his own citizenship in heaven.  "Trump says you must be able to speak the language of English, [be] qualified, and have a job skill," Jackson said Monday [8/28/2017].  "Jesus would not qualify to come in Trump's country — he would not qualify to get into Jesus' kingdom."  Jackson made the comment Monday at the "Ministers March for Justice," which was spearheaded by Rev. Al Sharpton and featured ministers from various traditions united in opposing the Trump administration.

Blacklist: The Left's latest war on free speech.  Blacklists are ugly things.  They're how you terrorize and intimidate people.  They're a weapon of hate.  And Color of Change, an extremist group, is using blacklists to smear all conservatives as racists.  Color of Change, the organization founded by Van Jones, a 9/11 Truther and former Communist, has circulated a blacklist to PayPal, Discover, Visa, Master Card and American Express that falsely and libelously groups together a black Harlem church, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, an ex-Muslim organization, Jihad Watch and others as "white supremacists" alongside actual Neo-Nazis.  But Color of Change's definition of "white supremacist" is Republican.

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Says 'Maine's Whiteness Is Bad News'.  Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Eves believes "Maine's whiteness is bad news" according to remarks he delivered during a Maine People's Alliance event this week.  According to Maine First Media and Big League Politics, the former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives delivered the remarks while addressing a group of nearly one hundred activists and grassroots supporters Wednesday evening [8/30/2017] at the "Resistance Rising" forum event put on by the Maine People's Alliance in Lewiston.

Blacklist America and the White Supremacist Black Church.  The ATLAH World Missionary Church is located in the heart of Harlem right off Malcolm X Boulevard.  Pastor David Manning grew up picking cotton in the segregated South.  The African-American church and its pastor have had plenty of critics over the years, but none have accused them of white supremacy.  Until now.  Color of Change has rolled out its version of the Southern Poverty Law Center blacklist.  The race-baiting group, co-founded by CNN's Van Jones, put up a petition demanding that credit card companies stop taking "blood money" by "processing funds for over 100 white supremacist hate groups."  The Color of Change list of "white supremacist hate groups" includes Pastor Manning's black church.

Trump's Coming Victory over Identity Politics.  Let us first be clear:  No one on the political Left can possibly succeed in easing racial tensions.  Their identity politics approach has played itself out beyond the limits of absurdity.  That is what the reassignment of the Asian-American sports announcer, Robert Lee, really demonstrates.  This farcical episode, made ESPN a mockery, even to some on the Left.

The DNC: America's Most Notorious Hate Group.  In December 2015, President Obama lauded [Black Lives Matter] for shining "sunlight" on the problem of racist policing in America, and on a subsequent occasion he likened BLM to the abolition and suffrage movements, which he said were also "contentious and messy" but ultimately noble.  And on July 13, 2016 — a mere six days after a BLM supporter in Dallas had shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven others — Obama hosted three BLM leaders at a lengthy White House meeting along with the legendary racist anti-Semite, Al Sharpton.  By then, Sharpton was well-established as "Obama's go-to man on race."  Indeed, Obama had addressed Sharpton's National Action Network on multiple occasions, lauding the organization for its "commitment to fight injustice and inequality," and for doing work that was "so important to change America."  He had also characterized Sharpton as "a voice for the voiceless and ... dispossessed," and had praised Sharpton's "dedication to the righteous cause of perfecting our union."  From January 2009 through December 2014, Al Sharpton — the most visible racist anti-Semite of the past generation — visited the Obama White House on 72 separate occasions, including 5 one-on-one meetings with the president and 20 meetings with staff members or senior advisers.  And the DNC had no problem with any of this.

Jesse Jackson:  Electoral college must be abolished.  The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Sunday [8/20/2017] gave a strong endorsement to the movement for removing monuments to leaders of the Confederacy and called for the electoral college to be abolished.  Speaking at the Islamic Center of Southern California, Jackson blamed the electoral college system, giving disproportionate influence to less populated states, for the 2000 and 2016 loss of Democratic presidential candidates Al Gore and Hillary Clinton despite their winning the popular vote.

While we're toppling offensive symbols, what about the Democratic Party?  Al Sharpton just may be right about the need to remove offensive statues from the American public way.  I'd been somewhat torn on the idea of erasing history by tearing down statues, even Civil War Confederate statues, since destroying public imagery and iconography isn't the kind of thing Americans do.  Actually, it's the kind of thing that ISIS does.  But Sharpton, the noted race hustler, helped me see things in a different way.

Dividing the White.  A rally in Virginia on Saturday intended to "Unite the Right" ended in chaos and bloodshed.  The way events unfolded suggests that the main battle plan for the powers that be in America has nothing to do with illusions such as "left" and "right" — nah, instead, their primary goal appears to be Dividing the White. [...] The rally's planners had jumped through every possible legal hoop to ensure that the rally would commence without a hitch.  Once they were issued a permit, it was revoked by the coffee-bean-colored Wes Bellamy, Vice-Mayor of Charlottesville.  Wes never seems to miss an opportunity to remind you of his blackness.  Among the groups he has joined (and even led) include 100 Black Men of Central Virginia, Young Black Professional Network of Charlottesville, and Charlottesville/Albemarle Alliance of Black School Educators.  In case you missed it, Wes Bellamy wants you to know he's black.

No, Civil Rights did not give Republicans the South.  The Civil Rights Act passed because 27 of the 33 Republican senators supported it — a higher percentage than Democrats did.  (The difference is minuscule.)  All 22 Democratic senators from the South (as defined by the 11 Confederate states) opposed it — as did enough bigots like Bobby Byrd to filibuster the bill as they had for decades.  Johnson needed 67 votes to stop the filibuster.  Republicans delivered far more than the 23 votes he needed from then [sic].  Their reward was to be portrayed as racists.  The liberal fantasy is that in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Democrats selflessly sacrificed all those white votes in the Deep South.  The reality is, Democrats kept the South and thanks to the Coting Rights Act of 1965, forced states to create black majority districts.  That racial gerrymandering — upheld by the courts — led to the Congressional Black Caucus.

Al Sharpton Criticizes Ivanka Trump with Worst Grammar You've Ever Seen!  The Reverend Al Sharpton is attacking Ivanka Trump.  Even worse, he's supposed to be a gifted speaker.  I don't see any indication of that, myself, but Democrats are falling over themselves to christen terrible speakers on the left as being shining orators.

Jesse Jackson back at Amazon stockholders' meeting, crusading for workforce diversity.  The Rev. Jesse Jackson was in Seattle this week pressing Amazon.com to make its workforce and leadership look more like the population of the country.  It's 2017, and much has changed since Jackson marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s.  But some old problems remain unresolved, and access to good jobs is among them.  Jackson, who's 75 now, can still get into rooms that others can't and bring attention to issues that need to be addressed.  That allows him to continue to play a prominent role in advancing progressive causes.

The Most Asinine Claim About the AHCA.  If one takes seriously the wild characterizations of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that have appeared in the media since last week, the Republicans have transformed the House of Representatives from a branch of the national legislature into a veritable abattoir.  The GOP is not merely guilty of "consigning thousands of people with serious illnesses to death," as one erstwhile news outlet put it, "the Republicans are taking health services away from disabled children, women who give birth, and survivors of rape and sexual assault."  And what has motivated the GOP to wreak such carnage?  Why, racism, of course.

What Ever Happened to the Civil Rights Movement?  If you're a Democrat, and your program is wealth redistribution — with a big cut for yourself as a ruling middleman — it turns out that racism is a much better rationale than inequality for robbing selected Peter to pay collective Paul.

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."

Al Sharpton still too busy to pay his taxes.  MSNBC host and perpetual race agitator Al Sharpton certainly gets around quite a bit.  Any time there's any sort of Black Lives Matter protest or urban unrest with a race relations twist, Sharpton seems to appear within hours as if by magic.  So busy is the man's schedule that he apparently still can't find time to sit down with an accountant and clear up more than a half million dollars in unpaid taxes which the IRS has been pestering him about for some time now.

Axing Wasteful EPA Program that Gave Leftist Groups Millions "Racist".  Over the years, heaps of taxpayer dollars have filled the coffers of leftwing groups — including some dedicated to helping illegal immigrants — that teach black, Latino and indigenous folks how to recycle, reduce carbon emissions through "weatherization" and participate in "green jobs."  The cash flowed freely through the EPA's special environmental justice office, which the Trump administration plans to get rid of as part of a broader budget cut for the famously bloated agency.  This is great news for American taxpayers who were forced to fund this nonsense.

Nonprofits Helping Illegal Immigrants Took $291 Million From Taxpayers.  Taxpayers funded eight nonprofits that serve, protect or advocate for illegal immigrants with more than $291 million between 2012 to 2016, according to an analysis of federal spending data and tax documents by the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group.  The eight groups — including at least one that endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 — provide a variety of support to illegal aliens, ranging from legal and social services to political advocacy.  Ninety-four percent of the public funds — or, nearly $274 million — came from the federal government, according to data obtained from USAspending.gov and 990 tax forms.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Received Over $500K in Taxpayer-Funded Gov't Grants.  The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation was awarded more than $500,000 in taxpayer-funded government grants since 2010, records show.  Seven of its leaders additionally paid themselves six-figure salaries, according to the group's most recent tax filings.  The CBC Foundation, a nonprofit that is separate from the Congressional Black Caucus, carries a mission of advancing "the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy, and educating the public."

SPLC 2: The Search for More Money.  It was a bad week for the Southern Poverty Law Center, America's self-appointed witch-sniffers-in-chief.  For decades, the SPLC, despite its comic history of money-grubbing and out-of-control vilification, has been treated by the mainstream media as the unquestionable authority about who the Bad Guys are.  Finally, however, doubts have been allowed to surface about an organization that is in reality America's richest hate group (with financial assets of $302,800,000).

The Southern Poverty Law Center Is A Joke, And This Proves It.  The Southern Poverty Law Center, as Daily Wire's Aaron Bandler wrote in [a recent] article, is "a leftist hack advocacy group which picks and chooses what standards to apply to its labels, consistently turning a blind eye to leftist and pro-Democrat groups and individuals while targeting, often unfairly, their enemies on the right."  Over the past few days, SPLC continued to protect hard-left and Islamist radicals in the name of the "progressive" cause by joining the chorus of left-wing organizations and leftist commentators in rushing to the support of Linda Sarsour.

Mason Weaver Has a Dream, Representative John Lewis Has a Nightmare.  Mason Weaver, a former Black Panther, takes issue with legendary civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis calling Trump an illegitimate president.  In an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Weaver skewers the hypocrisy of Lewis, and calls out Democrats as the party of the Klan.  Mr. Weaver has a dream, and it doesn't look anything like the nightmare created by John Lewis and company.

Lewis skipped Bush inaugural too, said he was not president.  It's a free country, and the nineteen (and counting) members of Congress who are planning to boycott President-elect Trump's inauguration are certainly within their rights.  So even is Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who said over the weekend that Trump's election (or his presidency) is "illegitimate."  That doesn't make his comment true or honorable or helpful to the nation's well-being, but he is free to say it.

Al Sharpton Confronted by Activists in Baltimore.  Rev. Al Sharpton got an earful from activists when he arrived in Baltimore to preach on Sunday [1/15/2017].  A group of men peppered the preacher with questions about his activism in the black community in a Facebook Live video posted by Duane G. Davis.  "They come to exploit tragedies and collect money," Davis said about Sharpton and other high-profile liberal activists.  "How much money is he going to get to speak here?"  One activist repeatedly asked Sharpton what he was doing to help young black men, telling Sharpton that his past activism wasn't good enough.

John Lewis and the Congressional Black Caucus make a mockery of the civil rights movement.  It's not especially necessary for the president to be inaugurated to align ideologically with those attending the ceremony; in fact, it says far more about America as a constitutional republic that those of a different political party would be willing to attend.  They're not supporting the president so much as the system which has served us so well as a country.  So when Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), the former civil-rights icon — he became a hero to that movement after he was badly beaten during the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in 1965 — declared he would be joining a boycott of Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony, it was a disappointing sign that some of our elected officials don't quite grasp the ideals of the nation's founding.

Sorry, but I do not concede absolute moral authority to John Lewis.  The people who want to destroy the Trump presidency demand that John Lewis, be awarded absolute moral authority (shades of Cindy Sheehan) for his public denial of the legitimacy of the next commander-in-chief. [...] Already a leader of the left wing (SNCC) of the Civil Rights Movement, Lewis had the fortune (bad and good) to be savagely beaten on the head by Alabama State Troopers (under the command of Democrat Governor George Wallace), and today bears the visible scars.  This sacrifice in a great and victorious cause, combined with his position as a man of the left, built the armor of an unassailable hero around Lewis.  The American left created a claque around him, requiring any serious discussion of the man to include a disclaimer as to his heroic status and infallibility.  He became a valuable weapon:  a voice that could present outrageous lies.

The AP Spins Lewis vs.  Trump.  Start with the headline:  "Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend."  Most people only read headlines, and this one gives no clue that it was Lewis, not Trump, who started the fight by saying on Meet the Press that Trump will be an illegitimate president.  And Lewis is identified as a "civil rights legend," not as a hyper-partisan Democratic politician, which is what he is.

Cory Booker And The Party Of Robert Byrd.  The Democratic bench is thin these days and perhaps Cory Booker thought the crisis a Democratic Party decimated by the policies of Barack Obama would be a terrible thing to waste.  In, as Democrats might say, an unprecedented move, Cory Booker stepped to the plate as the designated character assassin of fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions.  It was a forum of great attention that perhaps Booker thought might launch a 2020 presidential run like another freshman Senator, Barack Obama, whose 2004 Democratic Convention speech launched his presidential campaign.

Al Sharpton, Betrayed by Protege, Faces Embarrassingly Low Turnout for Inaugural March.  Al Sharpton will be marching on Washington on Martin Luther King Day, just five days before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.  It may be a lonely walk.  Sharpton's "We Shall Not Be Moved" march has piqued the interest of fewer than 1,000 people on Facebook, as of publication.  A rival event, the Women's March on Washington, had already secured 175,000 RSVPs, with an additional 250,000 people saying they're interested in attending.

Obama says racism in U.S. surfaces in 'violent opposition' to programs to help minorities.  In an exit interview on race relations during his two terms, President Obama said racism is evident to him when Americans suddenly voice opposition to long-standing federal programs "as soon as African-Americans or Latinos are interested in availing themselves" of the benefits.  "I'm careful not to attribute any particular resistance or slight or opposition to race," Mr. Obama said in the interview published Tuesday [12/12/2016] in The Atlantic.

Zumwalt: Obama Used 'Fake News' to Sell the Iran Nuclear Deal.  For those who have forgotten, in 1998, as the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal reared its ugly head, Reverend Jesse Jackson offered President Bill Clinton his services as a spiritual advisor.  It would turn out the offer represented the height of hypocrisy by the right good-and-married reverend.  It was later learned, Jackson provided his services while quietly living under the cloud of having fathered an illegitimate child months earlier.  Apparently the lure of moving forward into the spotlight proved stronger for Jackson than the pull of a guilty conscience restraining him.  Keeping this Jackson "moment" in mind, Obama exhibited his own hypocritical chutzpah.  While his did not involve a sex scandal, U.S. national security would have fared better if it had.

Jesse Jackson:  Obama should pardon Hillary Clinton.  Speaking at President Gerald Ford's alma mater, The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for President Obama to issue a blanket pardon to Hillary Clinton before he leaves office, just like Ford did for Richard Nixon.  Stopping short of saying Clinton did anything wrong, Jackson told a large crowd of University of Michigan students, faculty and administrators gathered at daylong celebration of his career that Obama should short-circuit President-elect Donald Trump's promised attempt to prosecute Hillary Clinton for use of a private e-mail server.  "It would be a monumental moral mistake to pursue the indictment of Hillary Clinton," Jackson said.  He said issuing the pardon could help heal the nation, like Ford's pardon of Nixon did.

Jesse Jackson calls for Obama to pardon Hillary Clinton before leaving office — even though he insists she hasn't done anything wrong.  Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson has urged Barack Obama to pardon Hillary Clinton to help heal the country.  Mr Jackson made the plea as he joined thousands of students in an anti-racism rally at the University of Michigan on Wednesday.  He told a crowd:  'In this election, voters voted for fear.  I think hope will defeat hate, but it's a battle.'

Al Sharpton Promises Donald Trump 'a Fight for the Future of This Country'.  Rev. Al Sharpton warned President-Election Donald Trump to "saddle up your horse" because he's planning to spend the eight weeks leading up to Trump's inauguration fighting any changes that could adversely impact communities of color — starting with a rally at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on January 14.  At a special edition of his Saturday gathering and radio address at the Harlem headquarters of his National Action Network [11/12/2016], Sharpton announced his plans to march on the on the monument in Washington, D.C. just two days before the official Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and six days before Trump's inauguration.  He urged people to put pressure on the Senate to maintain the Affordable Care Act and to push back on every proposed member of the Trump cabinet at every confirmation hearing.

Hillary Says All Americans Are Guilty of Implicit Racism.  The debate has been more of what we have heard for months now, however, Hillary did call Americans racists.  Hillary said during the debate tonight that it isn't just the police that are racist... everyone has implicit bias and is racist!  Hillary insists we have "systemic racism" in this country.  That will be a great attitude to have if she wants to start a race war.

Hillary's Talk of 'Implicit Bias' Should Scare Every American.  You're guilty and you don't know it.  Sure, you think you're a decent person who treats people fairly, judging them on the content of their character and not the color of the skin.  But let's face it:  You're deluded.  Especially if you happen to be white, you're biased and you don't even know it.  You're unaware of your own privilege, and of the extent to which your beliefs, speech, and even mannerisms oppress people of color.  It's time to confess.  It's time to be re-educated.  It's time to rid yourself of your false consciousness.  This is the message of the modern campus radical, of the diversity trainer, and, increasingly, of the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton.

Hillary's Debate Lies.  Hillary Clinton repeated her incessant lie last night that the criminal justice system is infected with "systemic racism."  Race "determines" how people are "treated in the criminal justice system," she said.  Blacks are "more likely [than whites] to be arrested, charged, convicted and incarcerated" for "doing the same thing."  Such a dangerous falsehood, should Clinton act on it as president, would result not just in misguided policies but in the continued delegitimation of the criminal justice system.  That delegitimation, with its attendant hostility and aggression toward police officers, has already produced the largest one-year surge in homicides in urban areas in nearly a half-century.

Asked if cops are racist, Hillary says EVERYBODY is racist!  Hillary went all in on the "Black Lives Matter" narrative tonight [9/26/2016] when asked if she thought that police had "implicit bias" against blacks.  Her answer was that pretty much everyone is racist:  [Video clip]

Clinton: "Make America Great Again" Is Racist!  The Big Dog was at his partisan worst this afternoon [9/7/2016]. [...] Clinton claims to be an expert on racism by virtue of having grown up in Arkansas.  I suspect there are a lot of Arkansans who would like to say:  get off our team.

The Ugly Truth Of Leftist "Heroes".  [Scroll down]  MLK wasn't nationally known until Time put him on the cover of their magazine.  (Thanks, mainstream media!)  It's odd that his name is still prefixed with Dr., since he plagiarized much of his doctoral dissertation.  As for the Reverend part, that too seems odd since his personal life made Bill Clinton seem like a monk.  He partied with booze and hookers on the SCLC's dime.  Sometimes he'd beat them — a "moral giant" indeed!

Hillary's Long, Cozy Love Affairs with Racists.  During her first presidential campaign eight years ago, Mrs. Clinton spoke at an event held by Al Sharpton's National Action Network, where she crowed about the "long and positive relationship" she had enjoyed with Sharpton and his organization.  Noting that "I don't ever remember saying 'no' to them," Clinton vowed "to remain their partner in civil rights" for as long as there was breath in her body.  Sharpton, you may recall, is the vile, foul-mouthed black socialist who has done more to poison race relations in America than virtually anyone other than Barack Obama.  And nothing whatsoever has changed in Mrs. Clinton's estimation of Sharpton in the years since then.

Al Sharpton's daughter sues city over ankle injury she hiked with.  The Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter admitted in a damning legal deposition that she danced, pranced and jetted around to romance her beau after supposedly suffering permanent damage to her ankle when she stumbled in a city pothole.  Dominique Sharpton gave the deposition, a transcript of which was obtained by The Post, in her $5 million lawsuit against the city — and it reveals startling new details about her escapades following the injury.  She admitted that she changed into party clothes and attended a two-hour gospel concert in honor of her father's 60th birthday just hours after the incident at Broome Street and Broadway on Oct. 2, 2014.

Al Sharpton's daughter admits she went to concert hours after 'spraining ankle' on Soho sidewalk in $5m lawsuit deposition — and has gone dancing in heels and even hiking since then.  The Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter admitted she went to a concert just hours after she tripped and sprained her ankle on a Soho sidewalk — during a deposition for her $5 million lawsuit against New York City.  Dominique Sharpton, 30, had demanded millions in compensation from the city after claiming she sprained her ankle on uneven sidewalk in 2014, suffering 'permanent pain and mental anguish'.

Al Sharpton Rewrites Crown Heights History, With Jews as Rioters.  Al Sharpton has been a minor player in the Black Lives Matter chaos, but returned to his divisive habits last weekend with an op-ed in the New York Daily News on the 25th anniversary of the Crown Heights riots, casting Jews as the aggressors.  In his re-telling, the young black boy who died tragically in a traffic accident involving the Lubavitcher Rebbe's motorcade, Gavin Cato, was a precursor to Michael Brown, the black teen who attacked a police officer and was killed in Ferguson, Missouri.

This Is What Happens When Sharpton, Holder Get Served Race War Lawsuit.  Black Lives Matter advocates have been served with a lawsuit accusing them of inciting a race war, but defendant Al Sharpton says he has tried to preach a message of peace between blacks, whites and police officers.  "There is substantial public record of me denouncing violence, a race war, and even supporting police," Sharpton told the Daily Caller Wednesday.  "I have even been giving money to police killed by violence."  He was referring to the 2015 shooting death of Harlem police officer Rudolph Holder.  A year earlier, two New York City officers were gunned down as they sat in their patrol car eating lunch by an assailant who said on Instagram he was seeking revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of police.

Hillary, The Black Lives Matter Candidate.  Hillary Clinton's appalling address to black activists yesterday [7/18/2016] suggests that she may be an even more fanatical supporter of the dangerous, violent Black Lives Matter movement than Barack Obama.  Clinton is clearly now the Black Lives Matter candidate.  Spewing lies and half-truths, she has become increasingly radical on the issue of race relations in recent months.  The former secretary of state, U.S. senator, first lady, and now presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, speaks warmly of those black criminals who kill police, claiming that there are root causes that somehow at least partly justify those murderers.

Barack Hussein Obama Officially Sued.  A former prosecutor is suing not only Obama but Al Sharpton, Farrakhan and Holder as well.  He says, they are the ones responsible for inciting a race war, and they are the ones that should be held accountable for Dallas.  It gets better. [...]

The War On Cops.  There is a ton of blame, more than enough to go around to the wide range of people and institutions that have contributed to these disasters.  In addition to the murderers who have killed people they don't even know, there are those who created the atmosphere of blind hatred in which such killers flourish.  Chief among those who generate this poisonous atmosphere are career race hustlers like Al Sharpton and racist institutions like the "Black Lives Matter" movement.  All such demagogues need is a situation where there has been a confrontation where someone was white and someone else was black.  The facts don't matter to them.  The same is true of the more upscale, genteel and sophisticated race panderers, including the President of the United States.

NAACP chief: 'Ensure every demonstrator is a vote'.  Black Lives Matter activists need to "need to ensure that every demonstrator is a vote" in the fall elections in order to win policy changes pertaining to police misconduct and officer-involved shootings, according to the head of the NAACP.  "To bring about the kind of change that we need, we need to ensure that every demonstrator is a vote and that we to show up en masse and in the millions at the polls in November," NAACP president Cornell William Brooks said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday morning [7/10/2016].

Irony:  Jesse Jackson accuses others of race-based political agitation.
Jesse Jackson says Trump helped 'seed' the clouds of recent violence, notes change in rhetoric.  Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson on Sunday said Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump helped "seed these clouds" that led to the violence seen across the country last week.  Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Mr. Jackson said the "deep divide" between whites and blacks in America is only getting worse because of Mr. Trump's rhetoric, though he applauded the subdued tone the billionaire real estate mogul took in the aftermath of last week's shootings.  "When you do the birther movement with the president, which is a dog whistle for a kind of anti-black [attack], the anti-Mexican, the deportation of 15 million people, of families, disruption, anti-Muslim, that kind of rhetoric has helped to seed these clouds," Mr. Jackson said.  "I hope Mr. Trump will maintain the level of rhetoric" he used in his statement last Friday.

The Road to Dallas.  [Micah] Johnson's horrific attack on police is the most recent evidence of one of the worst divisions in our society, that between law enforcement people and the civilians they are sworn to protect.  That division has been created and is exacerbated daily by President Obama and the rest of the pure-as-ivory-soap ideological liberals he has led for eight years.  Obama has pushed American blacks along the road to Dallas.  The path he charted began in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  In 2009, a Cambridge officer saw a black man apparently trying to break into a house.  After an argument with the man, who reportedly refused to step outside to speak to him, the officer arrested Henry Louis Gates.  Gates was a Harvard professor and one of Obama's personal friends.  Before he knew the facts, Obama said the Cambridge police "acted stupidly" and "...that there's a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately."  At each instance since, Obama has continued to widen the racial divide between black Americans and police.

Hillary plays the race card on Dallas police massacre.  Hillary Clinton has crafted her response to the slaughter of Dallas policemen to exploit racial resentment and shore up her support among African-Americans.  She needs Obama-levels of turnout and to grab about 92% of the votes in order to win.  She has had trouble whipping up enthusiasm among all demographic slices of the electorate, and she apparently sees black anger at whites as just the thing to motivate voters to turn out, and to quiz their friends, families, and neighbors as to whether they have voted on Election Day.

Hillary Clinton:  White people have to listen to 'legitimate cries' from blacks.  Likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday [7/8/2016] said white people have to start listening to "legitimate cries" coming from the black community, pointing out that she has said repeatedly on the campaign trail there needs to be more "love and kindness."  "I will call for white people like myself to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American families who fear every time their children go somewhere, who have to have the talk about how to really protect themselves when they're the ones who should be expecting protection from encounters with the police," Mrs. Clinton said in an interview on CNN.

Obama's false racism claims are putting cops' lives in danger.  Hours before the murders of five police officers in Dallas, Texas, President Obama was again spouting false claims about racism by the police.  He sees racism whenever there is any disparity in outcomes, no matter what the cause.  Obama and others inflame passions, but take no responsibility, and instead use events to push for more gun control.  Yet, shouting racism can endanger the lives of police officers.  The Dallas police chief tells us one of the shooters "wanted to kill white people, especially white officers."  After the Trayvon Martin case, there were numerous cases around the country of blacks attacking whites and invoking Martin's name.  Let's not forget that NYPD cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were executed by a black man who was angry about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.  Obama and his administration spoke out repeatedly on the Martin and Brown cases.  They repeatedly claimed racism was involved, but in fact there's no evidence of that in either case.  Obama is also wrong, as he was on Thursday [7/7/2016], to infer racism from higher arrest rates or prison-sentence lengths.  "African Americans are arrested at twice the rate of whites," he said.  What he failed to note is that blacks commit murder at almost six times the rate whites do.

The Worst Smear Site In America.  The far-left Southern Poverty Law Center relentlessly promotes the Big Lie, wildly popular in the media, that conservative Americans are racists and the real threat to the nation rather than Islamic terrorists.  The group claims the principal enemies of the American people are presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, conservatives like David Horowitz, and the Tea Party movement.  The SPLC is a shamelessly hypocritical leftist attack machine funded by radical speculator George Soros and a rogue's gallery of rich people and established philanthropies that want to fundamentally transform America.  The fabulously wealthy 501(c)(3) nonprofit has an astounding one third of a billion dollars ($338 million) in assets, as well as investments in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, two offshore tax havens the Left loves to attack (but only when non-leftists stash cash there).

Hillary's coterie of anti-Semites.  [Scroll down]  Other than Louis Farrakhan at the Nation of Islam, Professor Cornel West of Princeton might be the signal anti-Semitic role model in black America.  West brings academic gravitas to the role.  On the one hand, West plays the home boy race card with effect, at the same time vilifying Jews for "occupation and annihilation."  West's favorite media stooge is Tavis Smiley of PBS.  Professor West and Smiley are often seen as an Islamophilia tag team, apologizing for Muslims on the public dime.  Anti-Semitism is now a prominent feature of black American culture nationwide.  Professor West and Smiley count Louis Farrakhan, NOI high priest, unapologetic misogynist, and Jew hater, as a touchstone in skin game circles.

Why Dems Try to Break Black Hearts and Only Trump Can Fix It.  This election cycle is dominated by Democrat race-baiting as usual.  Trump's massively popular nationalist platform to stop illegal immigration and suspend Muslim immigration is labeled racist.  What is new are perfidious Republican leaders and pundits rushing to join Democrats in their false accusation against Trump.  Democrats have called every Presidential candidate for decades racist.  They have to.  Telling blacks that Republicans wish them ill keeps Democrats in power.  They don't care about the damage they are doing to the country and to black lives.  Blacks are cannon fodder in the Democrat war for power.  There is something profoundly depressing and pathetic that until Trump, our Republican leaders have been willing to write off the black vote and accept the Democrat poison that our party is made up of racist white people.

Michelle Obama Pledges $100M of U.S. Tax Dollars to Educate Girls — in Morocco.  FLOTUS must be unaware of all the black kids in DC and Chicago that could really use $100M for their failing public schools, since her daughters attend the super-fancy Sidwell Friends private school, where tuition is $34,268 a year.  But that includes hot lunch!  Truly, a bargain.

America's Real Racists.  We've all heard the venomous tirades of grievance mongers like Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson, Mfume, and Bond.  And we've all heard the stern lectures of buffoonish, self-congratulating white progressives who dutifully remind us of the racism that allegedly sits at the very heart of our national character.  But we've heard precious little about the quiet dignity of Oseola McCarty and others like her.

Black Lives Matter Activist Hijacks Orlando Shooting Vigil, Complains About White Attendees.  A Black Lives Matter activist hijacked the Orlando vigil held on Monday [6/13/2016], using the microphone opportunity to lambast the white attendees who were mourning the terrorist attack that took place last Sunday in Florida. [...] The activist, who would better be described as a protester, then went on to complain about racial tensions in America and belittle the audience that was grieving for the loss of nearly 50 lives.

Rabbi Turns Ali Service Into Political Pep Rally, Denounces 'Racist Police,' Says '1 Percent' Must 'Share Their Wealth'.  Rabbi Michael Lerner turned a mourning service for Muhammad Ali into a pep rally for left-wing causes on Friday [6/10/2016] in Louisville.  "How do we honor Muhammad Ali?" Lerner asked an audience of 15,000.  "The way to honor Muhammad Ali is to be Muhammad Ali today."  He said this calls on of us to "tell the one percent who own 80 percent of the wealth of this country that it's time to share their wealth," "close our military bases around the world," and "imprison those who authorize torture," among other demands.  Lerner said that "it's time to create a guaranteed income," "help create a Palestinian state," and rid society of "racist police" and "racist judges."

Al Sharpton still too busy to pay his taxes.  MSNBC host and perpetual race agitator Al Sharpton certainly gets around quite a bit.  Any time there's any sort of Black Lives Matter protest or urban unrest with a race relations twist, Sharpton seems to appear within hours as if by magic.  So busy is the man's schedule that he apparently still can't find time to sit down with an accountant and clear up more than a half million dollars in unpaid taxes which the IRS has been pestering him about for some time now.

Al Sharpton, Joy-Ann Reid Remain Huge New York Tax Delinquents.  MSNBC national correspondent Joy-Ann Reid has yet to pay off her still open nearly $5,000 tax warrant that attracted a good bit of attention last year.  Ditto for the nearly $600,000 for two tax warrants that New York lists for MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton.

Hillary's and Bernie's Friend: Al Sharpton Called for Murder of 'Crackers' and 'Pigs'.  [Scroll down]  To put this in perspective, even the repugnant Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke never has gone so far as to encourage the murder of black people. [...] Sharpton, in contrast to Duke, has been involved in at least two incidents of fatal racist and anti-Semitic violence: the Crown Heights riots and the arson of Freddy's Fashion Mart.  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are therefore promoting, legitimizing, and mainstreaming a worse hate-monger than David Duke.

I Want a President to Teach Liberals a Lesson.  The eternal frustration of every conservative is the way the public square is skewed in favor of liberals.  "Right-wing extremism" is said to be a problem, but left-wing street riots are nothing but "peaceful protest."  We are to understand that anything less than a flat-out denunciation of loser David Duke and the pathetic remnants of the Ku Klux Klan is disqualifying while the accomplished racist agitator, Reverend Al Sharpton, gets White House invitations and fawning profiles in Vanity Fair.

Al Sharpton Predicts Unrest In The Streets Once Obama Leaves Office.  An in depth profile on civil rights activist Al Sharpton contained a concerning prediction for America once Obama leaves office — the streets will be filled with even more tension and unrest.  According to Vanity Fair, Sharpton's "great fear" is that "everything it took so much sweat and blood and sacrifice to achieve will be taken away", most notably the loss of the White House.  "I worry that the despair and emotions on the ground escalate.  'Cause not only do we feel we're not getting justice, we're not feeling we're being assuaged by someone that we feel is at least sensitive to those needs.  And I don't know that America is ready or has adequately prepared to deal with that," Sharpton said.

A Movement Led by Sheep.  [L]eaders on the right generally lack courage, and this deficiency undercuts enthusiasm.  Few are inclined to follow a spineless functionary into battle.  Alexander the Great explained it perfectly:  an army of sheep led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions led by a sheep.  I cannot think of a single conservative leader or organization that could be, even slightly, characterized as lion-like "courageous."  Energizing the troops has come to mean enticing big donors to open their wallets. [...] Al Sharpton and company know that the right almost universally has no stomach for being picketed by chanting rent-a-mob demonstrators carrying homemade signs.  Think about it:  prestigious think-tanks with multi-million-dollar budgets, staffed by dozens of Ph.D.s, totally intimidated by a bunch of semi-literates.

Hillary Clinton's War on Whites.  Hillary Clinton is sweeping the Democratic primaries across the South by capturing nearly all the black votes — a staggering 86 percent in South Carolina.  She's doing it with poisonous lies designed to stoke racial resentment.  Clinton routinely tells blacks they are the victims of "systemic racism" and scolds whites for not demonstrating more "humility."  She falsely claims that discrimination is causing higher poverty rates and incarceration rates in the black community.  There isn't a shred of evidence to back up her claims.  Even so, she gets a pass from the media.

Rangel: 'White Folks' At Brink of Destroying U.S..  Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) says, "we got white folks" that are "on the brink of destroying" this country.  Which is amazing at a time when "we have a president that looks like the slaves that they brought over here."  Speaking at the Rainbow Push Wall Street Economic Summit in New York earlier this month, Rangel said, "It's really amazing, that at this point in time when we have a president that looks like the slaves that they brought over here, when we had a black mayor, when we have a black attorney general, where state legislators all over are beginning to become of color, we got white folks now that are prepared on the brink of destroying the whole d*** country, including the Supreme Court."

There's only one good reason to vote for Trump, and this is it.
Sharpton Says He May Flee US If Trump Becomes President.  If Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, Rev. Al Sharpton may be booking a one-way ticket out of the country.  That, at least, is what he told attendees at a Center for American Progress Action event on Thursday [2/25/2016].  "If Donald Trump is the nominee, I'm open to support anyone [else], while I'm also reserving my ticket to get out of here if he wins, only because he'd probably have me deported anyway," Sharpton said.

Al Sharpton might 'get out of here' if Trump wins.  Rev. Al Sharpton told attendees at a Center for American Progress Action Fund event Thursday [2/25/2016] he would flee the country if Donald Trump won the election, in order to avoid being deported by Trump.  Sharpton, a Democrat, had positive feedback for many of the Republican presidential candidates until he got to Trump.  "If Donald Trump is the nominee, I'm open to support anyone [else], while I'm also reserving my ticket to get out of here if he wins, only because he'd probably have me deported anyway," Sharpton told attendees, who responded in laughter.

Obama's Real Legacy: Ten Ticking Time Bombs.  [#9] A needless crime wave.  The murder rate is going up again in a number of American cities, in the wake of the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore — racially charged tragedies that Mr. Obama has tried to exploit for partisan gain.  Thousands of criminals are poised to hit the streets again, thanks to his end-of-term efforts to reduce the national prison population.  Criminal aliens continue to enter the country under his porous-borders policies.

The System Worked, So Why The Protests In Chicago?  The truth is the awful death is demeaned by another outbreak of the nation's protest industry, one that unfortunately doesn't move itself overseas.  The telling tip-off is the presence of Jesse Jackson.  Or Al Sharpton.  And protest leaders' choice of target, in this case a nationally familiar tourist area that — Oh, look! — is handy to all the local TV newsrooms.  And it piggybacks on a traditionally slow news day's fascination with holiday shoppers.  A perfect public-relations storm for protesters.

Al Sharpton gives himself a 71% raise thanks to de Blasio, Obama.  It pays to have friends in high places.  Al Sharpton gave himself a 71 percent raise last year after his National Action Network group drew a record $6.9 million in donations — as the controversial cleric's association with Mayor de Blasio and President Obama lent him a newfound air of legitimacy. [...] Also in 2014, Obama addressed NAN's annual convention, bringing along five of his Cabinet members.  The Harlem-based nonprofit collected $2 million more in 2014 than the year before, according to the latest financial records available.

Charlatans and Sheep: Part II.  [Scroll down]  Another of the magic feats of political rhetoric in our time is to blame "a legacy of slavery" for problems in the black community today.  The repulsiveness of slavery immediately seizes our attention, just as effectively as the attractiveness of a magician's scantily clad female assistant or the distraction of a flash of light or a loud noise on stage.  Here again, rhetoric distracts attention from questions about logic or evidence.  The "legacy of slavery" argument is not just a convenient excuse for bad behavior, it allows politicians to escape responsibility for the consequences of the government policies they imposed.

Infiltrating 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.

Sanders: America Was Founded on 'Racist Principles'.  Monday [9/14/2015] at at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said America was founded on "racist principles," but as the election of the first African-American President Barack Obama shows we have come a long way.

The White Guilt-White Privilege Shakedown.  Posturing is the foundation of politically correct shakedowns by, for example, Al Sharpton.  "For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in donations and consulting fees to Sharpton's National Action Network.  What they get in return is the reverend's supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence."  Posturing without substance is similarly the foundation of the white guilt and white privilege shakedown scam.

Race Baiter: 'All Lives Matter' [is] A 'Violent Statement'.  In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer Tuesday [8/18/2015], A #BlackLivesMatter activist condemned the phrase "All Lives Matter" as a "violent statement" that undercuts black lives.  Activist Julius Jones, one of the protesters who interrupted the Bernie Sanders rally, first promised that such actions would continue, saying that they'll do "whatever it takes to get black lives matter on the national agenda."

Marco Rubio: The Newest Member of Black Lives Matter.  Every politician has a go-to guy for black issues:  A black person to keep it real with the latest information from the streets about riots, rampage and rap.  Senator Corey Booker's guy is named T-Bone.  Booker met T-Bone — a drug dealer — when Booker moved into The Ghetto of Newark during his second year of Yale Law School.  Booker started telling stories about T-Bone during his unsuccessful race for mayor of Newark in 2002. [...] One problem:  T-Bone was a dream.  A fairy tale.  A lie.

Sharpton calls for black churches to lobby on Iran deal.  Rev. Al Sharpton will push America's black churches to lobby in favor of the Iran nuclear deal, a new report says.  Sharpton is launching his push backing President Obama's pact with Tehran this weekend, according to The Huffington Post.  "I am calling on ministers in black churches nationwide to go to their pulpits Sunday and have their parishioners call their senators and congressmen to vote yes on the Iran nuclear plan," he said Friday.

Please Tell Black Lives Matter to Shut Up and Go Away!  Born in 1856, Booker T. Washington was an amazing black educator, orator, author, and adviser to U.S. presidents.  Isn't it interesting that black men and women in America way back then were achieving extraordinary success?  Meanwhile, liberals and Democrats claim America is such a hellhole of racism that blacks need cradle-to-grave welfare, affirmative action, lowered standards and numerous other special concessions to survive.  Why am I seemingly the only black person on the planet highly offended by the Left's bigotry of lowered expectations?  Actually, I know other blacks who share my frustration with blacks who think liberals and Democrats are their friends.  Booker T. Washington so succinctly and perfectly described black race profiteers, I am convinced he personally knew Al Sharpton.

Sharpton: From Watts To Ferguson — 'All Violence' Was 'Sparked By Police Violence'.  Wednesday [8/12/2015] on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show," MSNBC's "Politics Nation" host Al Sharpton said all the riots and violence of the last 50 years, from Watts to Ferguson, have been "sparked by police violence," and then driven by unemployment and poverty.

Hillary Clinton Says All Cops and Judges are Racists Against Black Men.  Hillary Clinton went on the Al Sharpton radio show on Sunday [8/9/2015] and said that all cops are racist toward black men.  During the conversation, she said, "I believe we need to end the era of mass incarceration.  If you compare arrest records in, you know, in charging of crimes, in convicting of crimes, in sentencing for crimes, you compare African-America men to white men, it is as unfortunately clear as it could be that there is a bias in favor of white men" who are arrested and charged.  She goes on to praise Obama's task force on policing "roadmap for reforms."

Evidence Doesn't Seem to Matter to #BlackLivesMatter Conspiracy Theorists.  What happened to Sandra Bland?  That question has animated national news coverage and social-media outrage since July 13, when 28-year-old Illinois native Sandra Bland, arrested outside Prairie View, Texas, was found dead in her cell at the Waller County Jail.  Local authorities reported that Bland committed suicide; her family insists otherwise. [...] Despite the autopsy, [Deray] McKesson, self-appointed head of the Black Lives Matter movement's traveling infantry, along with thousands of his social-media acolytes, maintains that Bland was murdered[.]

Update:
Grand jury decides against indictments in Sandra Bland case.  A grand jury has decided not to indict anyone in the case of Sandra Bland, whose death in police custody raised questions of excessive force and the role of race.  The grand jury met for more than eight hours Monday [12/21/2015].  "After reviewing all the evidence in the death of Sandra Bland, a Waller grand jury did not return an indictment in the death of Bland, nor were any indictments returned against any employee of the Waller County Jail," said Darrell Jordan, a special prosecutor handling the case.

Black Lives Matter Founder Rants at Netroots: 'Burn Everything Down!'.  The nascent Black Lives Matter movement cannot claim that these statements were made by a few fringe members:  the entire rant was orchestrated by Black Lives Matter Founder Patrisee Cullors, who can be seen in the video enthusiastically pumping her fist and shouting along with every incendiary statement.  Nor is Black Lives Matter a fringe group; they have been embraced and given fealty by the highest levels of the Democratic power structure.

Newly Emerged Video Reveals The Real Agenda Of Radical 'Black Lives Matter'.  [Martin] O'Malley, the former Maryland governor, tried to appease members of the noisy and insistent disruptors.  But when he dared to tell the crowd that "all lives matter," he was caught in such a liberal bind that he quickly backed away from that statement and publicly apologized for his supposed insensitivity to the Blacks Lives Matter message. [...] As Breitbart notes of the profanity-laced disruption of the event:  "The shouted manifesto lays bare the theory behind the burning, looting, and rioting that have transpired in recent months in Baltimore and Ferguson, and it also lays out the group's agenda on current news events like immigration reform, transgender activism, and the fables about the death of convicted criminal Sandra Bland that the group is spreading through the media."

Media Begin Catching On To The Paid Activist DeRay McKesson.  DeRay McKesson is one-half of the most hate-filled, lying and manipulatively destructive force in the U.S.  It was/is DeRay McKesson and Shaun King who promoted all the lies from Ferguson, to Baltimore, to McKinney Texas and Charleston South Carolina.  And more recently the suicide of Sandra Bland.

DeRay McKesson: Leader, Activist, and Unrepentant Conspiracy-Monger.  Few activists in the Black Lives Matter movement have received the sort of glowing accolades from the left as DeRay McKesson.  The Huffington Post has declared him "among the most widely recognized and respected young black civil rights activists."  Fortune declared him among the "World's Greatest Leaders," The Los Angeles Times hailed him as one of the "new civil rights leaders," and New York Magazine gave him a fawning profile.  Even Hillary Clinton invited him to her campaign (re-re-)launch.  At the same time, few activists have provoked the ire of the right wing to the extent DeRay has.  His announcement that he would visit Charleston after the racist murder of nine people spawned thousands of tweets with the hashtag #GoHomeDeray.  National Review's Ian Tuttle nicely summed up the gist of conservative opposition with a piece calling him "The Next Generation of Race-Baiters" modeled after Al Sharpton.

What Obama Has Taught Us.  [Scroll down]  Little need be said about racial relations.  They have changed too.  Here the Obama legacy is twofold:  The president has editorialized on the nation's racial fault-lines, both trivial and fundamental — from the Professor Gates psychodrama to Trayvon Martin and Ferguson — and usually gotten it quite wrong.  No other president would take the case of a Harvard professor being arrested for trying to break into a locked house (in fact, it was his own house, and he was quickly released) and turn it into a national metaphor for racist, stereotyping police.  Nor would any other president use his sense of racial solidarity with the victim of a shooting to editorialize about an ongoing capital trial, or traffic in mythologies like the "hands up, don't shoot" Ferguson fiasco, or claim that one deranged racist killer is proof that white America is still racist in its DNA.  After nearly seven years, we know the Obama racial paradigm:  Quite wealthy and privileged elites will lecture the members of the struggling middle class on their inherent "white privilege," while the crises in the black community — high urban crime, escalating black-on-black murdering, epidemics of illegitimacy, drug use, and family disintegration — remain taboo subjects, given the need for record minority turnout and block voting at the polls.  No president since Woodrow Wilson has so set back racial relations.

America is not racist.  It's interesting how those on the left, in this case [President] Obama and [Professor Susannah] Heschel, make broad, general statements about how far we have to go on race issues but don't give specifics about what's left to fix.  What do white churches have to do with the Charleston killer?  They've offered support and unity.  Is that something they should hang their heads over?  The answer is no.  And despite what Obama says, racism is not passed along in DNA through the generations.  If that were the case, America wouldn't be the tolerant, multi-racial country it is today.

Baltimore Mayor Announces Review of Confederate Statues.  A new commission in Baltimore will soon review Baltimore's Confederate statues as a nationwide debate continues following the recent shooting that killed nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina.  Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced on Tuesday the special commission will make recommendations for each of the Confederate-era monuments and other historical assets.  Their suggestions might include, preservation, new signage, relocation or removal.

The Shameful Liberal Exploitation of the Charleston Massacre.  An honest appraisal of race relations today would conclude that the Charleston massacre belongs to the outermost, lunatic fringe of American society.  The country's revulsion at the carnage was immediate and universal, resulting in a justified movement to banish the Confederate flag, embraced by Roof as a white-supremacist symbol, from official sites.  Roof was not expressing the will of anyone beyond his own narcissistic, twisted self.  White-supremacist killings are not a common aspect of black life today; their very rarity is what made this atrocity so newsworthy.

Are Jesse Jackson's 15 minutes of fame finally over?  [Scroll down]  Down the aisle into the frame confidently strides a tall, familiar figure, seen only from the rear.  It's the Rev. Jesse Jackson, clearly consigned to a back seat for this service.  Jackson has spent decades in the public eye, not by accident.  For better or worse, he has successfully insinuated himself into more photo-ops than anyone can count.  He even had his own presidential campaign at two points.  Al Sharpton may be the only other contemporary celebrity of that sort capable of inserting himself into photos to close on Jackson's publicity record.  On Friday [6/26/2015] Jackson was clearly seeking face-time with POTUS before Obama and his sizable entourage left.  But just as Jackson nears his target from the rear, Secret Service agents cut him off [...]

Progressive Mass Hysteria.  [Scroll down]  Take the Confederate-flag debate. What started out just days ago as a reasonable move by the state of South Carolina, in the aftermath of the Charleston mass shootings, to remove the Confederate battle flag from public display on state property, within hours had descended into something like the mob's frenzy over Mytilene.  We have now gone well beyond removing state sanction from a flag that represented an apartheid society.  Indeed, Americans of the new electronic mob are witch-hunting the past with a vengeance, as private, profit-driven companies seek to trump one another's piety by banning the merchandising of Confederate insignia.

Politicians' War on Confederate Flag Another Reason to Throw Them All Out.  Nine people [were] savagely killed in church during prayer group.  Citizens of South Carolina weep.  Vengeance is demanded.  An entire nation mourns.  Political antennas, meanwhile, twitch to life with all the bright lights and television cameras so near.  Politicians sense opportunity.  A bipartisan throng of tragedy whores takes the stage to address the wicked travesty.  They are going to DO something about this evil crime!  They are going to demand — that a flag be taken down?  Nine good people dead at the hands of a psychotic imbecile and the bipartisan response of politicians in South Carolina is to remove a flag flying 100 miles away from the scene of the crime.

Obama: Prejudice "Still Infects Our Society".  Delivering the eulogy [6/26/2015] at times in the cadence of a black preacher, Obama went further than I've ever heard him casting problems in this country in racial terms.  His commentary, while no doubt heartfelt, will regrettably focus the country more on its divisions and less on the solutions to the problems facing blacks, which today have little to do with prejudice and much to do with culture.  While Obama may well be correct that what ills the black community stems for the legacy of racism, severe prejudice is no longer widespread, and the problems for minorities and the divisions within society can only be stoked further by providing a false narrative that says others are now holding African Americans back.

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.

The 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.

Obama eulogizes pastor in Charleston shooting.  President Barack Obama delivered a touching eulogy, a rousing political speech and a thoughtful meditation on race in America when he traveled to Charleston, South Carolina on Friday to speak at the funeral of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was gunned down last week by a racist terrorist during Bible study.  But the President's speech will be remembered for a moment at the end when the he launched into a solo of "Amazing Grace," that at first stunned the mourners and then brought them to their feet as they joined him in song.

Feeding frenzy of cultural cleansing.  The only good reason I can think of to remove the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina Capitol grounds would be to remove it from its role as a convenient scapegoat for those who will accept it only as a symbol for their narrow, sanctimonious and politically correct views.  According to a recent NBC online survey, the nation is split down the middle on the issue.  You would not know that if you'd been watching the relentless vilification and vituperation directed at that historic battle flag of long ago.  But after the act of unspeakable evil in Charleston, decisions on historical issues are suddenly being made in a climate of anger, grief and political opportunism.

Step Aside, Reverend Al: The Next Generation of Race-Baiters Has Arrived.  Hours after last week's shooting in Charleston, S.C., Al Sharpton announced plans to travel to the Charleston peninsula.  "The Rev" never showed.  But DeRay did.  Meet DeRay McKesson:  Bowdoin '07, a former Minneapolis-area school administrator — and now the public face of "Black Lives Matter."  Imagine Al Sharpton, circa the Crown Heights riot, with access to Twitter.  That's DeRay.

Charleston Shooting Brings out the Worst in Liberals.  A large majority of American states have never known slavery or racially discriminatory laws.  The exceptions are the Deep South states, back when they were dominated by the race-obsessed Democratic Party.  Some things never change. [...] A mass shooting occurs every couple of years, representing an infinitesimal percentage of homicides, and each time, like clockwork, Democratic politicians try to make political hay.  Barack Obama has already done this more than once.

Obama to give eulogy at funeral of Charleston pastor murdered during South Carolina church shooting.  President Barack Obama will give the eulogy at the funeral of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church pastor, the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney, on Friday [6/26/2015], the White House has confirmed.  The news was first reported by The Post and Courier this afternoon and was quickly confirmed by the White House.  Vice President Joe Biden will also attend the Charleston, South Carolina, funeral service.

Charleston shooting brings out the worst in race-mongering radical profs.  Anthea Butler, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, takes to the pages of the Washington Post to advance the proposition that "racial hatred and white supremacy... continue to pervade our society."  She relies mainly on media coverage of the Charleston massacre and other instances of racial violence.  In doing so, she commits a series of howlers.  For example, Butler argues that "Michael Brown stole cigars... and many... somehow used [this] to justify [his death[]."  Who argued this?  Brown's death was justified because he rushed at a police officer he previously had attacked.  The Obama-Holder Justice Department so found.  Does Butler deem it "pervaded by racial hatred and white supremacy?"

Media spins horrific murder into a fight over a flag.  It took less than two days for the press to take a story about a white South Carolina man who shot and killed nine black churchgoers, and turn it into a story about the Confederate battle flag flying outside South Carolina's state house.  For media, the flag as a supposedly influential symbol of racial oppression and hate represented an issue that required immediate attention and hours of coverage.  By Friday, the press' focus on the flag was intense.  "S.C. Confederate flag back in the spotlight after massacre," CNN noted, tracking the public furor over the state's choice to display the Civil War leftover.

O'Reilly Hits Back At SC Dem Rep Blaming Fox News For SC Shooting.  On his Thursday [6/18/2015] "The O'Reilly Factor" program, host Bill O'Reilly took on South Carolina state Rep. Todd Rutherford (D-Columbia), who also serves as his House's minority leader, for his comments earlier in the day broadcasted on CNN blaming the Fox News Channel for Wednesday's deadly shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.

Quotes of the day 6/19/15.  President Obama believes the Confederate flag "belongs in a museum," the White House said Friday [6/19/2015] amid calls for it to be taken down, following a mass shooting in South Carolina.  "The president has said before he believes the Confederate flag belongs in a museum, and that is still his position," spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters aboard Air Force One.

L.A.'s Long Hot Summer of Racial Violence Is Brewing.  [Scroll down]  In an appearance she should regret (but probably does not), Commission Vice President Paula Madison appeared on the local NBC affiliate Sunday morning [6/14/2015] and attempted to explain the commission's ruling to host Conan Nolan.  "First of all," she said, "we have to establish that the law is a living, breathing institution.  If you go back a hundred years, slavery was legal.  If you go back to the beginning of the 20th Century, women were not allowed to vote.  It's a very different world today."  Whenever someone leads off with nonsense about the law being a "living, breathing institution," then follows it up with references slavery and to pre-19th-Amendment America, it's generally safe to discount anything she might say thereafter.  The fact that Madison seems to believe the Civil War ended fifty years later than it did does not inspire confidence.  And while we may allow that Madison was making a rhetorical point and not a historical one, even as rhetoric the point is incoherent.

Some critical that officials caught in sting keep state pensions.  By pleading guilty to violating the state's conflict-of-interest law, the four defendants are now disgraced.  The two state legislators in office at the time of their plea had to resign immediately, as required by the state constitution.  But former Traffic Court President Judge Thomasine Tynes and the former lawmakers — Michelle Brownlee, Harold James, and Ronald Waters — did not get hit with prison time or have to forfeit their annual government pensions, estimated at $54,000 to $85,000.

Teach for America's Professional Agitators.  It's increasingly difficult to tell the difference between Teach for America — whose leaders are at the forefront of inflammatory anti-police protests in Baltimore, Ferguson, and now McKinney, Texas — and left-wing activist groups such as Organizing for Action (President Obama's partisan community organizing army).  Guess what, taxpayers?  You're paying for it!  Wendy Kopp founded Teach for America in 1989 after writing her Princeton University thesis on the need for a "national teaching corps" of elite college grads who would serve students on short-term stints in low-income neighborhoods.  The do-gooder group has exploded into a massive, nonprofit business.

Black Pastor to Sharpton: 'You're Nothing But a Pimp!'  When civil rights activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton called on black preachers from Hartford, Connecticut, to each donate $100 to his scandal-ridden organization Saturday, he didn't get quite the reaction he anticipated. [...] After Sharpton's National Action Network spent several minutes asking for money, Pastor Marcus Mosiah Jarvis of Christ the Cornerstone Praise and Western Tabernacle voiced his disapproval of Sharpton's use of the rally to raise money for himself.

What is wrong with Democrats?  Why do Democrats embrace Al Sharpton, an anti-white anti-Semite, liar, con man hustler who extorts millions from corporations and who is a habitual tax cheat?  He has received a lot of attention lately, not because of his carnivalesque talk show on MSNBC that few watch, but because Barack Obama has appointed and anointed him as his point man on race.  The riots in Ferguson and Baltimore and the tragic death of Eric Garner are fuel for Al Sharpton (he may not need much food in the wake of his bariatric surgery but he needs riots and mayhem — and when they aren't there, he creates them).  But he has been welcomed by Democrats for many years.

Inside One More Sketchy Sharpton-Family Nonprofit.  Al Sharpton's daughter Dominique has recently grabbed headlines for her $5 million lawsuit against the City of New York over a sprained ankle — but the shakedown may not stop there.  New records reviewed by National Review show Sharpton's daughter and her boyfriend, Marcus Bright, together run a shadowy nonprofit that shares corporate donors, board members, and office space with Al Sharpton's National Action Network, and they won't answer any questions about it.

Black church leaders lead revolt against de Blasio's re-election.  There's a revolt brewing in Mayor Bill de Blasio's political base.  Black church leaders are so furious at some of de Blasio's policies that they're actively looking for a candidate to run against him in 2017 — and leading their list is popular Brooklyn Rep. Hakeem Jeffries.  Pastors told The [New York] Post on Thursday [5/28/2015] they're steamed over de Blasio's handling of the NYPD, for not providing enough city contracts to minority-run businesses and for tilting affordable-housing policies toward developers.

How Progressives Stifle Dissent.  During the Obama tenure, the charge of "racist" has been unavoidable to any who were critical of the president.  Whether it was criticism of Obamacare, lack of transparency, fiscal profligacy, inscrutable foreign policy, class-envy fomentation, and anti-capitalist policies, it didn't matter.  Regardless of the logic, data, facts, or strength of argument, if you opposed the administration policies and initiatives, you were a racist.  At least according to the sycophants, who were either oblivious to logic, data, or facts, and had an empty logical quiver from which to fire back with anything except blanks.

How leaders encourage riots even as they condemn them.  It's an iron rule of economics:  If you want less of something, tax it.  If you want more of something, subsidize it.  This iron rule captures a deep truth not just about money but about human nature — and we are seeing it play out in horrifying and dispiriting images of Baltimore under siege from within.  Of late, America has been offering a moral subsidy of sorts to rioting and looting.

When elites lie without much consequence, the public follows their examples.  Community agitator and frequent White House visitor Al Sharpton has lied repeatedly about his income taxes and the reasons why he cannot produce accurate tax records, in the manner that he habitually lied about the Tawana Brawley case, the Duke Lacrosse caper, and the Ferguson "hands up, don't shoot" meme.  The public assumes both that Sharpton is an inveterate liar and that to dwell on the fact is either a waste of time or can incur charges of illiberality or worse.  Most are more interested in his more mysterious, almost daily-changing appearance than the untruth that he hourly espouses.

Sharpton's Progressivism is authoritarian nationalism.  In his call for the nationalisation of police forces, Al Sharpton perfectly encapsulates the mainstream left — frequently dead on target in the diagnosis, yet prescribing a remedy that would only exacerbate the infection.  The problems Sharpton identifies, persistent police abuse, unaccountability, and distance between the police and the policed, are the results of a forced monopoly system, one in which arbitrary power is concentrated in the hands of a small group of law enforcement and court officials.

Po-Po and the Missing Papas.  The rage of Baltimore's ghetto boys against cops is not due to an epidemic of police killing black men.  That's a big lie of the left wing.  It is mainly caused by brainwashing black youth to hate the only effective discipline they have had in their lives.  Subjecting ghetto youth to any discipline is a threat to the idea that they cannot be responsible citizens.  Law enforcement in the ghetto is a threat to the creed of victimization, which wealthy, privileged black leaders use to subjugate and control people.

How Civilizations Collapse — Is U.S. Next?  Al Sharpton is again prominently in the news, blaming various groups for the Baltimore unrest.  But Sharpton currently owes the U.S. government more than $3 million in back taxes, according to reports.  His excuses have ranged from insufficient funds to pay them to sloppy record-keeping and mysterious fires.  Sharpton, a frequent White House guest, apparently assumes that his community-organizing provides him political exemption from federal tax law.  He seems to be right, at least as long as the current administration is in power.

Protesters fuming after Sharpton's 'invitation-only' meeting.  Protesters in Baltimore criticized the Rev. Al Sharpton and other national civil rights leaders Thursday [4/30/2015] for turning them away from a meeting about the community.  "I wanted to give my voice," Shamar Gordon, 17, said after being blocked from the summit at the New Shiloh Baptist Church.

The Editor says...
Black churches are often used to spread victim-centric leftist politics, yet they never face complaints about the separation of church and state.

Amid Baltimore Violence, Hillary Clinton Calls for End to 'Era of Mass Incarceration'.  During her first major policy speech as a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton called for widespread reform of the criminal justice system in the United States, urging the "end of an era of mass incarceration" and for increasing the use of body cameras by law enforcement agents nationwide.

Three Observations About Hillary's Speech on Criminal Justice Reform.  I have read Hillary Clinton's speech on criminal justice reform and have three observations I would like to make.  First, Hillary gave the speech at Columbia University under the auspices of the David Dinkins Leadership and Policy Forum. Hillary said that Dinkins "leadership helped lay the foundation for the dramatic drop in crime in the years that followed."  Those would be the years that Rudy Giuliani was mayor.  Let me put this way.  Would Hillary have walked through Times Square while Dinkins was mayor?

Citing Baltimore unrest, Hillary Clinton calls for police body cameras and an end to mass incarceration.  Amid continuing unrest in Baltimore over the death of a young black man in police custody, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday [4/29/2015] called for widespread use of police body cameras and an end to mass incarceration during her first major policy speech since launching her presidential campaign.

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There is no mass incarceration.  Every defendant gets his own trial.  Incarceration will stop when crime stops, unless there is some monetary incentive to keep the prisons full.  The judges and court reporters can find jobs elsewhere.

Likely Felon Hillary Clinton: Let's Open Up All the Prisons.  [Scroll down]  WaPo black-and-gay-issues writer Jonathan Capeheart got a round of approbation for admitting that everything he thought he knew about the Brown shooting was a lie, and then, a couple of weeks later, listed Brown anyway in the List of the Fallen Black Innocents.  Hillary Clinton is claiming that our jailed are filled with the indiscriminately-imprisoned — that "masses" of people are just winding up in jail.  It is one thing to call for criminal justice reform.  It is another thing entirely to demagogue the issue from a hard leftwing viewpoint and claim that "masses" of prisoners — most of them — are essentially politically prisoners.

The limits of Obama's Baltimore soul-searching.  Just hours after a powder keg of racial tension in Baltimore exploded into violence, looting and destruction, President Obama once again urged America to do some soul-searching and commit to helping impoverished black communities gripped with unemployment, drug addiction and educational inequality.  It was the similar soul-searching message the president sent nearly three years ago in 2012 amid a national firestorm over the slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Florida.  But if America has done any deep thinking over the issue, there have been few tangible results and president's policing task forces have done little to heal the nation's open racial wounds.

Another Thrilling Episode of Blacks Behaving Badly.  The media is reporting that some black leaders are calling for peace.  Well, I am sorry, but that is too little too late.  How do you expect black youths to react to the Left's orchestrated campaign to convince them that white Republicans and conservatives are racist and out to get them, that white cops murder them at will, that the rich got rich stealing from them, and that business owners are selfish and evil?  These lies have been sold to black youths by the highest black voices in the country — Obama, Oprah, Sharpton, Holder, Jackson, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, and assorted other race exploiting scumbags.

Always Looking Elsewhere.  If Republicans were responsible for the systemic, intergenerational failure of urban America, liberals would have an easy explanation:  racism.  That would be unfair to say of Republicans, and it's unfair to hurl the charge at Democrats, too (Though a certain kind of liberal condescension is a kind of racism, I suppose.).  But since they are incapable or unwilling to discuss the obvious explanations — corruption, cronyism, incompetence etc — liberals must offer an even broader indictment of "the system."  When you start with a premise that excludes the obvious facts, you can end up saying some impressively stupid things.

Baltimore riots: Who will protect rights, lives and property of city's residents?  For generations the residents of inner-city Baltimore have grown dependent on the government.  The government of that once great city and of the State of Maryland have kept large numbers of folks in Baltimore in near poverty by offering dependence in return for votes — not personal or economic freedom, not even safety; just dependence.  That lamentable state of affairs has been looking for a tipping point; and in the unexplained death of Freddie Gray it found one.

Reid on Riots: 'Millions of Americans Feel Powerless' with System 'Rigged Against Them'.  Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) took to the floor of the upper chamber today to declare that "no American should ever feel powerless," but an unfair system has driven people to riot in Baltimore.  Reid called the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, whose spine was severed while in the custody of Baltimore police, "the latest in a series of disturbing and unnecessary deaths of young men of color at the hands of police and vigilantes."

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Who was killed by a vigilante?  Is he talking about Trayvon Martin, who was killed in a completely avoidable fight?  That was a one-off event that was settled years ago.  How long will we have to hear about it?

Cummings promises justice for Freddie Gray in fiery comments at funeral.  "I've often said that our children are the living messages we send to the future we will never see, but now, our children are sending us to a future they will never see," Cummings said during an emotional and fiery speech at Freddie Gray's funeral.  "There is something wrong with that picture," he said with a slight tremor in his voice.

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The "fiery speech[es]" at the Gray funeral were a large part of the Baltimore problem, in my opinion.  Normal people don't take too kindly to a political rally taking over a funeral.  Normal people expect a certain level of decorum and reverence at such an event.  I've only been to a few funerals, but I've never seen one (except on television) that erupted into widespread screeching and cackling, followed by angry shouting and indignant chants, as the members of the congregation are incited to think more highly of themselves than they ought.

Forget the finger-pointing: Media didn't fan the flames of Baltimore riots.  The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, insulted our intelligence by blaming the media for reporting her inexplicable remarks on how to deal with the kind of rioters who devastated her city.  The City Council president, Bernard Young, ludicrously complained about being "heartbroken and disturbed by the way the media is focusing on the negativity of this city" — this as Baltimore was burning.

Social media analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence.  An analysis of social media traffic in downtown Baltimore Monday has unearthed striking connections to the protests in Ferguson, Mo. last year, according to a leading data mining firm that shared its findings exclusively with Fox News.  The firm, which asked to remain anonymous because of its government work, found between 20 and 50 social media accounts in Baltimore that were also tied to the peak period of violence in Ferguson.  While further analysis is being conducted on the data, it suggests the presence of "professional protesters" or anarchists taking advantage of Freddie Gray's death to incite more violence.

The Loretta Lynch Race Game.  Saturday's [4/18/2015] Washington Post front page carries on its recent tradition of fanning racialist flames without substantial regard to fact or context.  The header reads:  "Race creeps into debate over stalled nomination for attorney general" and the first graph notes that "African American and other civil rights leaders" are infuriated that Loretta Lynch's confirmation as attorney general has been held up because of — you guessed it — racism.  Responding to the president's dog whistle, National Action network and multimillionaire tax scofflaw Al Sharpton says he's going on a three-day hunger strike to force consideration of her nomination.  Be our guest, Al.

'Make Sharpton Pay His Taxes Fast'.  Now YOU can help force Al Sharpton to pay his back taxes[.]  Attorney General Eric Holder announced last fall that after six years of serving the whims of President Obama rather than as the representative of the American public and rule of law, he would step down.  He promised to stay in office until a successor could be found and was hopeful that by February he would be in the private sector.  Mr. Obama, after reportedly consulting with Al Sharpton, nominated Loretta Lynch for the position in November.

It's Past Time to Acknowledge Black Privilege.  Al Sharpton demanded and obtained the dismissal of radio show personality Don Imus for Imus' reference to black women as "nappy headed hos".  While Imus' remark was inexcusable under today's standards of behavior, no black women were killed or injured as a result of his words.  Seven employees of Freddy's Fashion Mart in Harlem were not so lucky when Al Sharpton and his National Action Network came to town.

Al Sharpton Calls for Federal Police Laws After South Carolina Killing.  Rev. Al Sharpton called for national policing legislation akin to the Civil Rights Act this morning at the kickoff his National Action Network's annual convention, just after the arrest of a white South Carolina police officer for murder in the shooting of an unarmed black man.  "There must be national policy and national law on policing," Mr. Sharpton said.  "We can't go from state to state, we've got to have national law to protect people against these continued questions."

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Sounds to me like the state laws are working well enough.  And even if they aren't, the 10th Amendment covers this issue, so if you don't like the laws in your state, you can move to a different one.  Or leave the country.

Sharpton to lead advocacy campaign in advance of 2016 election.  Civil rights groups led by the Rev. Al Sharpton plan to announce an ambitious advocacy agenda Wednesday aimed at flexing their political muscle in advance of the 2016 presidential campaign.  Their top priority, Sharpton said in an interview, will be pressing the Republican-controlled Senate to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, whose nomination process progressed and then stalled after President Obama put her name forward more than 140 days ago.

The First-Class, Five-Star Rev.  When he speaks at public colleges and universities, Al Sharpton flies first-class, stays in upscale hotels, travels to events in a chauffeured vehicle, and often brings a bodyguard or aide with him.  He makes these demands on taxpayer-funded institutions, despite owing as much as $4.5 million in unpaid taxes and penalties.  "In terms of travel, Rev. Sharpton travels first class on flights and will require a large black SUV for transportation and, if the trip requires lodging, he will require a suite in a four/five star hotel," wrote Sharpton's assistant, Abyssinia Tirfe, in an August 14, 2014, e-mail to Michigan State University (MSU) obtained by National Review.

Watchdog Calls on NASCAR to End Funding to Al Sharpton.  A government watchdog group is calling on NASCAR to cut ties with the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network in response to the cable news host's comments about police in the wake of the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the questionable financial activities at his nonprofit groups.

If 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."

Suspicious Fires Twice Destroyed Key Sharpton Records.  As Al Sharpton ran for mayor of New York City in 1997 and for president in 2003, fires at his offices reportedly destroyed critical financial records, and he subsequently failed to comply with tax and campaign filing requirements.  The first fire began in the early hours of April 10, 1997, in a hair-and-nail salon one floor below Sharpton's campaign headquarters at 70 West 125th Street.  From the start, investigators deemed the fire "suspicious" because of "a heavy volume of fire on arrival" and because many of the doors remained unlocked after hours, according to the New York Fire Department's fire-and-incident report.

How the Obama-Sharpton Alliance Began.  Near the end of 2007, Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett met with Al Sharpton in New York City and began to cement a relationship that would eventually make the inflammatory activist the president's "go-to man" on race, according to multiple sources.  The backdrop to the incipient Obama-Sharpton alliance was the then-senator's 2008 presidential campaign, which still hadn't locked away the black vote, and the political cross-currents created by two other controversial reverends, Jesse Jackson and Jeremiah Wright.  That tentative relationship has now grown into a full-blown partnership that has vastly increased the once-shunned Sharpton's influence and prestige and elevated him into a key White House ally at a time of heightened tension over policing and race.

Few say Obama has helped race relations, as 2 presidents (not 1) mark Selma.  As two presidents gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of a major civil rights turning point, a new poll reveals that only 15% of Americans say the country's race relations have improved under Barack Obama, who promised just that.  Another 39% of adult Americans say the nation's abiding racial divide has worsened under the first black chief executive, according to the CNN/ORC Poll.  That includes 45% of whites and 26% of blacks.  Even among Democrats, only 20% say race relations have improved under Obama.

Sharpton heads to White House for civil rights leaders powwow.  Another day, another Al Sharpton visit to the White House.  Sharpton met with President Obama, along with a group of some 20 other civil rights and faith leaders, Thursday [2/26/2015] for what was described as an update on administration priorities.  He was joined by the heads of the NAACP, the National Urban League and other groups.

Here Is The Damaging Al Sharpton Footage The Media Is Ignoring.  New video footage released by conservative activists' James O'Keefe's organization Project Veritas shows the daughter of Eric Garner, the man who died after being put in a choke-hold by Staten Island police officers, saying that Rev. Al Sharpton is "about the money."  Erica Garner, who has become a passionate champion for social change following the death of her father, accused Sharpton and his National Action Network (NAN) of "attacking" her for not giving them credit; and trying to capitalize on her father's death.

Sharpton Fires Back At NY Post Report Questioning Motives In Eric Garner Case.  The Rev. Al Sharpton is firing back at a report questioning his motives for his involvement in the Eric Garner case.  The New York Post, citing a video released by conservative activist James O'Keefe of the investigative internet site Project Veritas, claims that Eric Garner's daughter was secretly recorded saying Sharpton is only interested in money.

Al Sharpton and Comcast hit with $20 billion lawsuit alleging racial discrimination.  A lawsuit targeting Comcast and Sharpton last week, filed by the National Association of African-American Owned Media, alleges that both parties engaged in systematic discrimination against black-owned media outlets.

Eric Garner's daughter on Al Sharpton: 'He's all about the money'.  Al Sharpton is all about the Benjamins, a daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner claims in a bombshell videotape.  Erica Snipes tees off on the reverend as interested primarily in money during a secretly recorded conversation by controversial conservative activist James O'Keefe's group, Project Veritas.

Comcast, Al Sharpton Hit With $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit.  Even though the FCC hasn't yet ruled on the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, one group has already filed a lawsuit claiming at least $20 billion in damages from the way the two giants allegedly discriminate against black-owned media.  The complaint, filed in California on Friday, comes from the National Association of African-American Owned Media, which also filed a similar suit against AT&T and DirecTV in December.

What Do The Politicians Who Claimed Bombing Targeted Colorado NAACP Branch Say Now?  None of the politicians who asserted that last month's bombing in Colorado Springs was targeted at the city's NAACP branch are now willing to admit that they were wrong.  The Daily Caller reached out to Maryland U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, Georgia U.S. Rep. John Lewis, and Texas U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee upon Friday's [2/20/2015] news that the man who set off a small bomb at the building which housed Colorado Springs' NAACP branch on Jan. 6 — 44-year-old Thaddeus Murphy — actually targeted his former accountant, not the NAACP.

It's an all-black team, therefore they can do no wrong.
Jesse Jackson threatens lawsuit in Little League World Series scandal.  Rev. Jesse Jackson, the polarizing civil rights activist, is calling for Little League International to return the U.S. championship to the 12-year-olds from Jackie Robinson West, mere hours after Little League stripped the team of its title. [...] Jackson — the latest adult trying to make this story about him — expressed his dismay at the decision, telling the Chicago Sun Times that it drove him to tears.

Chicago Little League whistle-blower getting death threats.  The man who blew the whistle on the Jackie Robinson West Little League team claims he's been receiving death threats for spoiling the youngsters' glory.  The team from Chicago's South Side was stripped of its US Little League Championship on Wednesday [2/11/2015] for using suburban players from outside its geographic boundaries.  Chris Janes — the vice president of the Evergreen Park Athletic Association and coach of a team that lost 43-2 to Jackie Robinson in four innings — had emailed Little League International in October to alert officials that he and others thought the all-star squad had been "manipulating, bending and blatantly breaking the rules for the sole purpose of winning at all costs."

Manufacturing 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.

Washington Post's Al Sharpton profile leaves out much of the Rev.'s past.  A lengthy new Washington Post profile on the Rev. Al Sharpton looks at the MSNBC host's standing as a civil rights leader and but treads very lightly around some of the less flattering details of Sharpton's past. [...] The piece only briefly touches on Sharpton's multimillion-dollar tax troubles, his lead role in the Tawana Brawley hoax in the 1980s, and his statements during 1995 demonstrations at Freddie's Fashion Mart in Harlem — omitting entirely that the Freddie's agitation ended when a protestor murdered seven people in the store and burned it down.

Al Sharpton touts message from Obama: 'To Rev. Sharpton. A fellow warrior for justice!'  The Rev. Al Sharpton couldn't attend Nelson Mandela's funeral in 2013, so President Obama instead brought him a piece of memorabilia to hang in his office — a copy of the program with a personally inscribed message."

People [Have Been] Jailed for Owing Less Taxes Than Al Sharpton.  Serial tax avoidance appears to be a hallmark of Al Sharpton's operations.  But there's a warning here:  Others have gone to prison for lesser amounts. [...] According to a New York Times' review of government records last fall, the MSNBC host and civil rights activist personally faces federal tax liens for more than $3 million in back taxes owed, and state tax liens of $777,657.  So in total, Sharpton reportedly owes more than $3.7 million in back taxes.

Busted.  So far, every for-profit enterprise started by Al Sharpton and known to National Review Online has been shut down in at least one jurisdiction for failure to pay taxes, a review of public records in New York and Delaware reveals.  Records show that Sharpton's beleaguered for-profit entities often overlap and intertwine, some sharing ties with the reverend's nonprofit organization, National Action Network.  Their financial records are copious, confusing, and sometimes outright bizarre, and together, they depict persistent financial woes for Sharpton, who also personally owes New York State nearly $596,000, according to active tax warrants.

Al Sharpton's 'Diversity Task Force' is Missing Something... Can You Guess What It Is?  The all black task force that's called the 'Diversity Task Force'... that's hysterical!  Not that we really care about or are concerned with this supposed task force but doesn't it really ruin your credibility as a fighter for diversity if you are NOT diverse within your own task force?

The Right Reverend Racial Extortionists.  That Al Sharpton is a race-baiting fraud is self-evident:  long before championing the myth of Gentle Giant Michael Brown in Ferguson for personal financial and political gain, he championed the myth of racial hate crime False Witness Tawana Brawley.  When it comes to Reverend Al Sharpton, The Truth goes into the same slush fund as his millions of dollars of unpaid taxes.  But Al Sharpton didn't invent Racial Racket Ball:  that honor belongs to Jesse Jackson.

Report: Al Sharpton owes over $900,000 from 2004 presidential campaign.  An explosive new report about "deadbeat politicos" revealed Friday [1/30/2015] that civil rights activist and MSNBC celebrity the Rev. Al Sharpton owes the federal government tens of thousands of dollars in fines and $880,000 in debt from his ill-fated 2004 presidential campaign.  And that's on top of the $4.5 million Sharpton owes in back taxes.  In a report that revealed long-term unpaid debts by notable presidential candidates including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain, the Center for Public Integrity also found that most political debtors aren't really on the hook to pay their bills because of the way the campaign finance system works.

Liberals Are Saying These 6 Terms Are The "New N-Words".  Race-hustlers are forever trying to convince Americans that racism is everywhere, despite all evidence to the contrary.  But now it has gone from the divisive to the ridiculous.  In a piece published in the Atlanta Blackstar, the so-called "Black BuzzFeed," the article states that there are six words that no white person should ever use because they are "synonymous" with the "N" word.

You're probably a 'racist' and here are six more reasons why.  It never fails to amuse me when people who make their living peddling racial indignation work hard to associate negative characteristics with black people, blissfully unaware of how racist they are. [...] A favorite tactic is to claim that "code words" or else "dog whistles" are being used when negative words are used — that these bad things are rally all about blacks.  The Blackstar prefers to "code word" method.  Here are six alleged code words that only, in their fevered imagination, apply to black people.

Aborting black America.  "Black lives matter" has become the slogan of anti-police protests across the nation, but the target of the protests is so misplaced that the motives of the so-called civil rights leaders behind the movement must be questioned.  Do they really care about black lives?  Or are they cynically exploiting isolated incidents, such as the death of Michael Brown, to inflame the black population and advance their own political interests?

The Race Grievance Industry's Theory of Exploitivity.  Have you noticed the unchanged pattern of outrage that manifests from the black community whenever a black life is taken by a white person?  Have you also noticed that the usual culture-vultures (mainstream media, reverends, college professors, politicians, et al.) arrive without hesitation to gluttonously feast during these incidents?  Undoubtedly, you've noticed this trend — unless you're a liberal.  One must understand that these "call to action" reactions are not spontaneous; they're calculated maneuvers promoted by an ever-present Race Grievance Industry.  The charter for this race-hustling industry mandates that no white-on-black drama is wasted.

HHS secretary uses MLK Day speech to shill Obamacare at Al Sharpton event.  Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell promoted Obamacare "in the spirit of Dr. King" on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, during a breakfast hosted by Al Sharpton.  "African-Americans have the lowest life expectancy of any other race in this country," Ms. Burwell said in a speech to the National Action Network, The Hill reported.

HHS secretary: Al Sharpton 'has spent his life fighting for what's right'.  Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell on Monday morning praised Al Sharpton in a breakfast speech before his National Action Network. [...] After quoting Martin Luther King Jr., Burwell added, "Reverend Sharpton has spent his life fighting for what's right, no matter how challenging.  I want to thank you for your courage, tenacity and persistence."  What exactly does Burwell have in mind as far as "fighting for what's right"?  Does she think Sharpton was fighting for what's right when he defamed a district attorney by falsely claiming the official had participated in the gang rape of a black teenager? [...] Or maybe Burwell was thinking of the time when Sharpton helped add fuel to an anti-Semitic riot that resulted in the murder of a young Jewish rabbinical scholar?

Al Sharpton Calls Me a Racist!  Maybe it's actually a badge of honor — after all Sharpton himself makes Bull Connor seem like Martin Luther King — but the Rev Al has called me a racist because I am one of those (white!) Academy members who did not vote for Selma as an Oscar nominee.  I cannot tell a lie.  He's right.  Not only that, I did not vote for the movie for screenplay either, the only other category for which I can nominate, since I am in the writers branch.

How the Obama-Sharpton Alliance Began.  Near the end of 2007, Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett met with Al Sharpton in New York City and began to cement a relationship that would eventually make the inflammatory activist the president's "go-to man" on race, according to multiple sources.  The backdrop to the incipient Obama-Sharpton alliance was the then-senator's 2008 presidential campaign, which still hadn't locked away the black vote, and the political cross-currents created by two other controversial reverends, Jesse Jackson and Jeremiah Wright.  That tentative relationship has now grown into a full-blown partnership that has vastly increased the once-shunned Sharpton's influence and prestige and elevated him into a key White House ally at a time of heightened tension over policing and race.

Al Sharpton's Magical Mystery Tour.  We recently found an amazing video The New York Times made about Al Sharpton, the unrepentant racial hoax-exploiter.  Sharpton has never suffered from ruining reputations and causing strife over teenager Tawana Brawley's made-up stories of rape and racist mistreatment at the hands of white cops in the late 1980s.  [Video clip]  The video ends with left-wing journalist Wayne Barrett exclaiming "One would think if he sold you such a terrible bill of goods, on such a giant story that dominated news cycles for such a long period of time and proved to be a total hoax, that you might not show up at his next press conference with your camera crew.  He has managed to transcend it magically." That "magic" is the liberal media's absolute shamelessness about Sharpton's cynical exploitation of (and lying about) race.  He's not only benefited from gooey liberal media coverage.

Sharpton: The NY Post Shouldn't Attack Me — They Give Me Money!.  Al Sharpton says the New York Post should not have accused him of shaking down businesses because he also shakes down the paper's corporate owner.  "SHAKE DOWN AL" screamed the Post's Sunday front page. "How Rev gets paid not to cry 'racism!'"  The story ripped Sharpton for going easy on companies who donate to his National Action Network.  But in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Sharpton's central defense was that News Corp — the company that owns the New York Post — also fills his coffers.

Racism for fun and profit.  Thanks to the Civil Rights struggle of the last century, Americans now possess a healthy revulsion for racists and racism.  This is the way America ought to be — a place where those who disdain or devalue others based on their ancestry are shamed and shunned.  But an unfortunate by-product of this positive development is been that a few entrepreneurial charlatans have managed to monetize this revulsion and build from it something that resembles an extortion racket.

Al Sharpton is being paid thousands of dollars to not cry 'racism' at large corporations, it is claimed.  Reverend Al Sharpton is being paid thousands of dollars to not cry 'racism' at large corporations that are in the spotlight, it has been claimed.  For more than 10 years, firms have reportedly handed over enormous donations and consulting fees to the activist preacher's National Action Network (NAN)[.]  In return for their cash, they have received Sharpton's supposed influence in the black community — or more often, his silence on the matter, it is reported.

Liberals' use of black people, part II.  Hardly anyone blinks an eye at the Rev. Al Sharpton's racist statements, such as: "White folks was in the caves while we [blacks] was building empires. ... We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was. ... We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek [homosexuals] ever got around to it."  Sharpton again: "So [if] some cracker come and tell you 'Well, my mother and father blood go back to the Mayflower,' you better hold your pocket.  That ain't nothing to be proud of.  That means their forefathers was crooks."  Sharpton also offered, "If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house."

2014 Man of the Year: Al Sharpton.  Al Sharpton is the funniest man on MSNBC, and by default the funniest man in cable news.  On a network populated with no small share of buffoons, Sharpton's ultra-pro-Obama boosterism and alarmingly frequent mispronunciation of names, places, and objects has made PoliticsNation a must-watch for anyone who needs a good, hearty laugh.  Sharpton wears many hats:  He is a civil rights activist by day and newsman who covers his own activism by night.

With cops laid to rest, Sharpton plans to restart protests.  Now that two slain cops have been buried, the Rev. Al Sharpton plans to resume kicking dirt on the NYPD.  The head of the Staten Island chapter of Sharpton's National Action Network said anti-cop protesters would return to the borough's state courthouse on Tuesday.  Cynthia Davis said NAN suspended its twice-weekly demonstrations out of respect to slain cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and their families.

Revisiting Tawana Brawley and Al Sharpton.  The police knew from the start that there were holes in Brawley's story.  For example, a rape kit failed to reveal evidence of rape.  She showed no hypothermia or other signs of having been outside and exposed to the elements and freezing temperatures for the amount of time she had claimed.  The racial slurs were written upside-down on her body, suggesting that she may have written them herself.  After Al Sharpton and several lawyers started to take charge of the publicity on the case, that's when her charges got a great deal more specific and became a national scandal: [...]

Sick Political Theater.  The events in Ferguson, Missouri are the latest example of sick political theater, carefully orchestrated to shape public policy. [...] Eric Holder knows every detail of the eyewitness testimony and he knows the physical evidence.  He knows, but he doesn't care.  He has a role to play in this sick, political drama and the facts will not change his role in any way.  He and the ever-present, ever-despicable, race-baiters like Sharpton and Jackson throw Molotov cocktails of racial division into the crowds.

For the Media, the Climate of Hate is Always on the Right.  I must say that for some decades now, the media have proven to be terrible weather forecasters, always finding the climate of hate on the right, and never seeing it on the left of the political map. [...] There is no doubt in my mind that the intemperate remarks and conduct of the president, attorney general, pogramist, tax-evader, and White House advisor Al Sharpton, and Mayor de Blasio have created the kind of toxic stew that has now put the lives of police throughout the country at risk.  And if they are at risk, so are we, for they stand between us and barbarism.

Partners in protest: The anti-Israel, cop-bash link.  What, you ask, does anti-Israel activism have to do with the reaction to the Ferguson and New York City decisions?  Well, to understand that, you first need to understand the pathology behind the anti-Israel movement — particularly the Boycott Divest and Sanctions crowd.  This movement has a problem:  Despite decades of anti-Israel propaganda, particularly on campuses, Israel remains more popular than ever in the US as a whole[.]  But there are pockets of American society where anti-Israel rhetoric, which frequently borders on or crosses into anti-Semitism, has a receptive audience.  One such place is among radical racial-grievance activists.

The President, Al Sharpton, and the Corruption of Modern Liberalism.  Al Sharpton is a person who lives for the purpose of stoking racial hatreds.  He was convicted of defaming a New York prosecutor, Steven A. Pagones, in the notorious Tawana Brawley affair, in which Brawley falsely accused Pagones of raping her.  During the 1991 Crown Heights riots in Brooklyn, Sharpton fueled black rage after a Hasidic Jewish driver accidentally killed a seven-year-old black child with his car.  (A young talmudic scholar, Yankel Rosenbaum, was stabbed to death by a mob shouting "Kill the Jew.") Sharpton has made numerous anti-Semitic comments.  He's characterized black people who disagreed with him as "yellow niggers" and called white people "crackers."  He constantly casts the police as racists when there's no evidence to support the charge.  And on top of that he's a tax cheat, having been convicted of tax evasion and, according to the New York Times, with more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses.

DeBlasio, Black Leaders Fueling Flames of Racism in America.  President Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Bill de Blasio, and the Rev. Al Sharpton are fueling the flames of racism in America just as the Ku Klux Klan did 100 years ago.  Sounds inflammatory?  It is.  What's worse, it's true.  The reason?  They are considered the establishment.  They are out in broad daylight perpetrating a racist agenda and, instead of wearing a white sheet to protect their identity, they are shrouded in the cloak of government.

Sharpton says "no" to holding off protests until after police officers' funerals.  I was somewhat encouraged this week when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a pause in the protests and quiet on the streets until after the funerals of the two slain NYPD officers. [...] It was a responsible decision on the Mayor's part and I commend him for it.  O