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  • What's the Matter With Virginia?

    05/07/2019 3:56:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | May 7, 2019 | Salena Zito
    LEXINGTON, Va. -- Clare Perry considers herself a Democrat. Grayson Pearce is a Republican. She's from Richmond, and he's from Virginia Beach. Despite holding opposing political values, they both have the same question: What is the matter with Virginia? In particular, what's wrong with its politics? A few months ago, in a cascade of disgraces, both Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring admitted to having worn blackface. Then, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax was accused of sexual assault by two women. Now the stories have seemingly disappeared from the front pages, or any pages, of the local news outlets....
  • Somers student posts picture portraying black face on social media (CT)

    04/24/2019 12:38:34 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    WSFB ^ | April 22, 2019 | Olivia Lank, Roger Susanin
    SOMERS, CT (WFSB) – A picture posted on social media of a Somers student portraying black face is under investigation. The superintendent, Brian Czapla, released a statement on Monday saying the picture was posted over the weekend by a high school student. “We do not condone any type of racism, bigotry, or hateful actions towards individuals or groups. This is not the type of behavior or beliefs we expect from our students,” Czapla said in the statement. The girl had on black face in the post along with the ""n" word. "You knew what you were doing, you're not five,...
  • Virginia governor finds ways to get beyond blackface scandal

    03/31/2019 5:29:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Westport News ^ | 3/29/19 | ALAN SUDERMAN
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two months after a blackface photo in an old yearbook nearly ended the political career of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, his life seems mostly back to normal. The Democratic governor is cracking jokes at almost daily public appearances around Virginia. State lawmakers who called on him to resign are now all smiles, standing beside him at news conferences. The Twitter mob has moved on to other things, and the antifa-led protests outside his house have stopped. At a century-old black church in Richmond over the weekend, Northam was warmly received as he helped unveil a historic...
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar: 'We have to move on' from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam blackface scandal

    03/24/2019 5:48:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/18/19 | Valerie Richardson
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal has largely dropped from public view, and one Democratic presidential hopeful says it’s time to move on. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat, said Sunday that “we have to move on” after being asked about Mr. Northam in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” **SNIP** “If we spend our whole time, Chuck, talking about what men did wrong, we are never going to talk about what women can do right, including running for president and winning,” she said. After Mr. Todd said that the Northam situation wasn’t a “great picture” for Democrats, Ms. Klobuchar...
  • Sarah Silverman wants brands to stop calling their 'exclusively Caucasian' products 'nude'

    03/17/2019 6:42:37 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | March 16, 2019 | Erin Donnelly
    Sarah Silverman has a bone to pick with how certain household items are labeled — and she’s calling for more diversity. The comedian took to Twitter to point out that products like pantyhose and bandages come in shades marked as “nude,” though the peachy-beige tone really only applies to some white people. “I can’t [expletive] believe that there are still ‘nude’ bras and nylons and Band Aids,” she wrote. “If you are a company still using nude to describe an exclusively Caucasian shade in 20[expletive]19 you need to change now or go tha way of zee dinosaur.”
  • Clumsy Kamala

    02/23/2019 6:05:26 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 147 replies
    WFB ^ | 22 Feb 2019 | Matthew Continetti
    No Democrat running for president has had a better 2019 than Kamala Harris. The numbers tell the tale. The California senator was in the low single digits in polls conducted before her official launch on January 28. She is now in the low double digits, running third behind Joe Biden, who enjoys cosmic name recognition, and Bernie Sanders, whose devoted supporters brought him a second-place finish last time. But polls do not tell the whole story. Harris raised $1.5 million in the day after declaring her candidacy. That number, impressive for a senator not even a third of the way...
  • House Republicans invite Fairfax accusers to testify

    02/22/2019 10:43:31 AM PST · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    ABC 8 News ^ | 2/22/19 | Sara McCloskey
    RICHMOND, Va. -- House Republicans announced on the floor Friday that they plan to invite the two women accusing Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault to speak with them. Del. Rob Bell (R-District 58) said on the floor that the Court of Justice Committee will be scheduling a meeting and plan to invite Dr. Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson to testify. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax will also be invited to speak. It didn't take long for one of the accusers to respond and accept the invitation. Meredith Watson is gratified that the Virginia General Assembly has announced their intention...
  • Warren’s dubious ancestry claims demand more apologies

    02/12/2019 6:09:05 AM PST · by luke1825 · 13 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 2/12 | peter lucas
    It’s just fine that Elizabeth Warren apologized to the Cherokees for falsely claiming to be one of them. It might be helpful if she also apologizes to the people of Massachusetts. She could have done it Saturday when she made her presidential campaign official, but she didn’t. Instead she reworked and expanded her attack on wealthy Americans who, she said, are not paying their fair share. Massachusetts is not Virginia where Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring, all Democrats, are all caught up in scandals of black face and sexual- harassment charges
  • KAMALA HARRIS’ POLITICAL BLACKFACE ROUTINE: Awkward racial stereotypes by a fake black candidate

    02/14/2019 9:24:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | February 13, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. If Senator Elizabeth Warren wins in 2020, the millionaire class warrior will break the glass ceiling as the first fake American Indian to become the President of the United States. But Senator Kamala Harris is outdoing Warren as the first 2020 fake black candidate who actually is black. It’s easy to fake being a member of a minority group that your DNA test says you can lay 1/1,024th claim to, but what’s really challenging is being...
  • The Virginia Blackface Follies

    02/14/2019 5:09:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 14, 2019 | Larry Elder
    Nearly 70 percent of black kids are born to unwed mothers - but let's talk about 35-year-old blackface pictures. The "blackface scandal" proved beneficial for two things. It displaced the frenzy over Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's support for a law lifting many restrictions on late-term abortion. It also took away headlines and news print space from the commonwealth's Democratic lieutenant governor, who faces two sexual assault allegations. But the blackface controversy has legs. Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook page depicted a photograph of someone in blackface and someone in a KKK outfit, both apparently holding cans of beer. At...
  • Farrakhan: You Know Who’s Behind All This Blackface Stuff, Right

    02/14/2019 7:35:46 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 02/14/2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    As the nation continues to try to sort out all of the Virginia Democratic Party blackface stories, plenty of questions remain. They involve not only the Governor but the Attorney General and others as well. Fear not, citizens. We’re finally getting some definitive answers as Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam Research Group (NOIRG) has decided to weigh in on the subject and clear up any confusion. So why are we still dealing with this phenomenon? Who is at the heart of the problem? Racist southern whites? The Illuminati? Nope. It’s the Jews, of course
  • Before multiculturalism, blackface rampant in US pop culture

    02/13/2019 7:59:29 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    AP ^ | February 10, 2019 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    At the time Virginia’s future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983 comedy “Trading Places.” Sports announcers of that time often described Boston Celtics player Larry Bird, who is white, as “smart” while describing his black NBA opponents as athletically gifted. Such racial insensitivities ran rampant in popular culture during the 1980s, the era in which Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the state’s attorney general, Mark Herring, have admitted to wearing blackface as they mimicked pop singer Michael Jackson and rapper Kurtis Blow, respectively. Meanwhile, Chicago elected its...
  • Megyn Kelly calls out Sarah Silverman over vulgar anti-Trump message

    02/13/2019 7:06:31 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/13/19 | John Bowden
    Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly took aim at comedian Sarah Silverman on Tuesday after Silverman attacked President Trump on Twitter using obscenities and vulgar imagery. Kelly tweeted Tuesday that Silverman's use of language made her a questionable choice for children's movies, including the "Wreck it Ralph" franchise in which Silverman recently starred in the sequel, "Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet." "This woman wants to star in children’s movies produced by Disney. (And just did, in Ralph Breaks the Internet.)," Kelly tweeted. Silverman was quickly defended by fellow comedians like Jonah Ray Rodrigues and actress Olivia Wilde,...
  • Duke U. Player Corey Maggette Identified Along With Justin Fairfax As Raping Meredith Wilson

    02/12/2019 7:59:08 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 63 replies
    CBS Sports & The New York Times ^ | February 12, 2019 | Matt Norlander & Kyle Boone
    Meredith Watson, who has also accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, said she was also raped by a Duke basketball player in 1999 that she didn't identify, according to USA Today. Monday, the [New York] Times reported Watson had told friends in the past that she was raped by Corey Maggette and that [Duke university] officials did not pursue the claim despite Watson allegedly reporting the incident to a dean at the university. Maggette, a Los Angeles Clippers analyst for Fox Sports West, did not appear in an originally planned broadcast on Monday. It was announced on...
  • Gov. Northam's 'pay to stay' deal with black leaders: Democrats in Virginia speak the same language

    02/12/2019 6:34:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2019 | M. Catherine Evans
    That blackface/KKK photo on Governor Northam's yearbook page won't be a problem for Virginia's black leaders as long as he meets their demands.  The audacious "I am not going anywhere" Northam is wheeling and dealing with the race-baiters here in Virginia to save the Democratic Party and his own "white privileged" skin.  Forget post-birth abortions.  The only way the little ones will have a chance in Virginia with Democrats in charge is if they are allowed to vote. With alleged rapist Lt..Gov Fairfax out of the running, the NAACP, black clergy, and various black legislators in Virginia are stuck with Northam, and...
  • Katy Perry’s shoes pulled after ‘blackface’ backlash

    02/11/2019 3:37:32 PM PST · by OddLane · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/11/19 | Raquel Laneri
    Dear fashion people: Please stop trying to make “blackface” happen. First it was Prada. Then Gucci. Now, pop star Katy Perry (who, yes, is apparently a fashion designer) is in hot water for selling shoes that evoke — intentionally or not — the racist imagery. The styles in question — a pair of mules and some high-heeled sandals — feature eyes and big red lips, resembling minstrel makeup. TMZ reports that retailers Dillards and Walmart will pull the offending styles, though not the whole line, from their stores after facing social media backlash...
  • Why the Left Can't Tell Honest Working Class Dirt from Blackface: The bizarre war on Mary Poppins.

    02/11/2019 8:16:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/11/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    When I was growing up, the man who delivered coal to our school jokingly warned me that if I didn’t study hard and get good grades, I would also end up delivering coal. It was a joke. But it also wasn’t. Working with coal was hard and dirty. Even if all you had to do was deliver it. And, there, far removed culturally and geographically from America and its old minstrel shows, coal dust meant hard work. Once upon a time, the Left romanticized coal dust and the coal miner as symbols of the oppressed working class. Then it degenerated...
  • Black Virginia voters feel betrayed, left in no-win scenario [Northam/Fairfax/Herring]

    02/10/2019 5:20:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 10, 2019 | Errin Haines Whack
    Eva Siakam’s choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America’s first black president. But sitting in a stylist’s chair at Supreme Hair Styling Boutique in Richmond on Friday, she shook her head in disgust when asked about revelations that Northam wore blackface 35 years ago. “I really believed in him,” said Siakam, a 28-year-old student. “To find out that he dressed up in blackface is disappointing. He’s shown his disdain for black people.” Black voters who factored prominently in the 2017 election that helped Northam become...
  • Ralph Northam theory: Wife was his date then and was under the KKK outfit?

    02/10/2019 1:32:18 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 45 replies
    EEE | 10 FEBRUARY 2019 | EEE
    Is it possible that the person underneath the KKK outfit was Northam's wife (his date then?) Northam was too tall to be under the outfit, so he had to be in blackface. So who was under the KKK hood?
  • Reeling from blackface furor, Northam vows to ‘take a harder line’ on Confederate monuments

    02/09/2019 8:25:01 PM PST · by blueplum · 86 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09 Feb 2019 | Katelyn Caralle
    Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says that he wants to take down Confederate statues and monuments in the state. “I will take a harder line,” Northam told the Washington Post amid a scandal stemming from a racist photograph on his medical school yearbook page. “If there are statues, if there monuments out there that provoke this type of hatred and bigotry, they need to be in museums.” Northam is facing calls to resign ...