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  • In Defense of Looting

    04/26/2015 9:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New Inquiry ^ | August 21, 2014 | Willie Osterweil
    For most of America’s history, one of the most righteous anti-white supremacist tactics available was looting. As protests in Ferguson continued unabated one week after the police killing of Michael Brown, Jr., zones of Twitter and the left media predominantly sympathetic to the protesters began angrily criticizing looters. Some claimed that white protesters were the ones doing all of the looting and property destruction, while others worried about the stereotypical and damaging media representation that would emerge. It also seems that there were as many protesters (if not more) in the streets of Ferguson working to prevent looting as there...
  • Frank Thomas responds to Chris Rock's baseball rant

    04/26/2015 5:53:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 25, 2015 | Ed Sherman
    White Sox Hall of Famer Frank Thomas responded to Rock’s commentary Thursday on Fox Sports 1’s “America’s Pregame.” He believes Major League Baseball has a responsibility to get young African-American players back into the game. “Major League Baseball has got to take initiative and put academies in the inner cities across America,” Thomas said. “(They) do it in the Dominican Republic, (they) do it in Venezuela and as soon as Cuba is open, they’re going to do it in Cuba because those kids play baseball 24/7.
  • Freddie Gray Protesters Attack, Rob Reporter Videotaping Them (Baltimore, Maryland)

    04/26/2015 3:32:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 26, 2015 | Andrew Desiderio
    As demonstrations in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray in police custody became increasingly violent last night, protesters attacked and robbed a Russia Today reporter who was videotaping them. Young men were seen in the video flashing the middle finger to the camera and shouting obscenities. As they get closer to the reporter videotaping, she is thrown to the ground. According to RT’s Russian-language site, a protester stole the reporter’s handbag. She pursued the attacker on foot until police showed up. As The Blaze pointed out, though, RT neglected to mention the attack on their English-language website. Watch the...
  • More blacks see guns as lifesaver: Obama-Bloomberg agenda now rejected even by liberals

    04/23/2015 8:50:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 20, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Two years after the Newton, Connecticut, school massacre, Americans are coming to appreciate their gun rights more than ever. And despite the billions of dollars spent to convince people otherwise, the idea of more gun control is anathema to most Americans. Even women and black Americans are less likely to see guns as a safety risk and more likely to view them as protection against crime, according to a Pew Research Center poll. And for the first time in 25 years, more Americans say that protecting gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership, 52 percent to 46...
  • Blacks: Rethink your war on cops (..'blood in streets' triggering 'govt. to seize freedoms')

    04/20/2015 9:58:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | April 19, 2015 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    The West Memphis NAACP has legitimized and inflamed the war on cops by urging blacks to arm up against them. “Law enforcement has to understand, you cannot do what you please when you see us,” Crittenden County NAACP head Shabaka Afrika said in a news conference. The deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown had really roiled angry black activists and street thugs who make up their army. But the killing of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD and the shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina have pushed them over the edge. Nation of Islam leader Louis...
  • Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention

    04/19/2015 11:19:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Despite questions of the Rev’s financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharpton’s in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review.
  • Police: Man killed by officers in St. Louis County spoke of ‘black revolution’

    04/19/2015 10:21:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Police in St. Louis County are handling an officer-involving shooting that happened Friday night in Jennings, Mo., and left one person dead. The deceased was identified as Thaddeus McCarroll, 23, of Jennings, who according to police had been acting in a strange manner and spoke of a “black revolution.” St. Louis County Police Department gave the following account of the shooting: At 9:21 p.m., officers from the St. Louis County Police Department's City of Jennings Precinct responded to a residence in the 9200 block of Riverwood Drive for an armed subject. Officers responded and contacted the owner of the residence...
  • Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

    04/18/2015 8:53:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Huffington Post's Media Blog ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jackson Connor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The city of Chicago is proposing a $5.5 million reparations package for those who suffered under the ruthless rule of police commander Jon Burge from 1972 to 1991. Backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the plan would supply victims with free college tuition, counseling for drug abuse and psychological issues, and include a formal apology from the city, according to the Chicago Tribune. While the plan appears to be an attempt to reckon with part of the city's less-than-spotless past, Thursday evening Fox Business Network's Charles Payne said he's afraid nationwide slavery reparations might be next. "The news in my...
  • Trayvon Martin’s mom: ‘I didn’t sign up for this’

    04/14/2015 3:22:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    KOIN-TV ^ | April 14, 2015 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke in Portland Monday night about the loss of her son and the message she hopes his legacy will instill in others. The free event was sponsored by the YWCA of Greater Portland at Marantha Church on Northeast 12th Avenue. Fulton, whose teenage son was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in an incident that sparked a nationwide debate about race, talked about transforming the tragedy into social change. “It’s not a speech, it’s not a lecture,” Fulton said. “It’s a message.” The mother of two shared the...
  • Lack Of Sleep In The Black Community Is Causing Major Health Problems

    Studies show that African-Americans are not getting enough sleep — a health issue that has an adverse impact on our health. Consistent lack of sleep can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease. Regardless of income levels, sleep deprivation is taking its toll on the Black community. Amongst African-Americans in management positions, 42 percent get less than seven hours of sleep a night and for those in support staff positions, 37 percent get less than seven hours of sleep. The Urban Housecall Doctors — Dr. Karla Robinson and Dr. Robert C. Robinson III — joined guest host...
  • Blacks Lose Ground under Obama - And Republicans should remind them

    04/10/2015 1:27:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | April 10, 2015 | Deroy Murdock Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416735/blacks-lose-ground-under-o
    As a declared presidential candidate, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) should generate even bigger headlines when he addresses black audiences, as he has at Howard University and other venues. When he was executive of mainly Democratic Milwaukee County, Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) appealed to black voters; his reelection majorities consistently increased. These and other Republicans should ask black Americans for their votes from now through November 2016. They should do so by challenging blacks to ask themselves an honest question: “What, exactly, have you gained by handing Obama 95 percent of your votes in 2008 and 93 percent in...
  • Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Nice try Rand Paul, But it won’t Work

    04/09/2015 1:54:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    EURWeb ^ | April 9, 2015 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    *Freshly minted 2016 GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul has a few good things going for him. He has talked back to the war hawks. He wants to radically rein in out of control intelligence spying. He wants to chip away at the draconian drug laws that still incarcerate mostly minorities for long stretches for petty drug crimes. This has brought lots of grumbles and raised eyebrows from GOP hard liners who say that he isn’t the right fit for the GOP trying desperately to take back the White House. But the one thing that Paul banks on to separate him...
  • Rand Paul: I’ll win black voters to GOP

    04/08/2015 9:43:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 8, 2015 | Chris Cassidy
    (VIDEO-AND-AUDIO-AT-LINK)MILFORD, N.H. — Sen. Rand Paul claimed he’d be the Republican with the best chance of picking up black voters in the 2016 presidential campaign — and suggested a major scandal will soon threaten Democrat Hillary Clinton’s likely candidacy — during a stop here one day after announcing he’s running for the White House. “I’ve tried to expand the Republican Party by taking the message to places Republicans haven’t gone,” Paul said yesterday when asked by the Herald whether he is the Tea Party candidate in the race. “I’ve spent the last several years going to historically black colleges, going...
  • Black Pastor Who Spoke At Rand Paul’s Rally: Obama Will “Evolve” From Christianity

    04/07/2015 9:26:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 7, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    “In five years we’ll find out what [Obama’s] real religion is.” LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — One of the high points from Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign kickoff Tuesday came when a black local pastor named Jerry Stephenson delivered an impassioned mini-sermon on behalf of the candidate. After touting Paul’s unique ability to reach out to Democratic people of color, Stephenson added some extra heft to his support by saying he was a lifelong Democrat who had only become an independent in 2012. “And I am telling every independent it is time to run out here and run with Senator Rand Paul!”...
  • White privilege was invented to discourage blacks kids from trying to succeed

    04/05/2015 8:53:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | March 18, 2015 | Patricia L. Dickson
    After reading yesterday’s AT article "Teaching Racial Hatred" by David Deming, professor of arts and sciences at the University of Oklahoma, I realized something that had not occurred to me earlier about the goal of teaching college kids about white privilege. Many people believe that white privilege is a tool that is used to make white Americans feel guilty about their success by claiming that the mere fact that they were born with white skin gave them an upper hand in life (especially white heterosexual males). Once made to feel guilty, the white individuals soon begin to hate themselves for...
  • Runaway Slave [Video: How the liberals seduced the black culture]

    04/05/2015 3:18:50 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 14 replies
    Hulu.com ^ | 2012 | FreedomWorks Foundation
    Runaway Slave is an American independent political documentary hosted by Baptist minister C.L. Bryant. The film premiered in Los Angeles on January 13, 2012. The film follows Rev. C.L. Bryant as he travels across the United States and speaks with members of the African-American community, various conservative leaders, and different public faces about the belief that the African-American community is immersed in a welfare state and prevented from being successful on their own.[1] Andrew Breitbart, Glenn Beck, Herman Cain and Rep. Allen West are among the notable figures featured in the film who offer their insight and opinion into the...
  • Cam Newton: In America . . . a Black man can never be “too” paranoid.

    04/03/2015 7:03:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Black Athlete Sports Network ^ | April 3, 2015 | Desi Cortez
    Call me cra-cra . . . but I’m beginning to wonder if NFL Quarterback Cam Newton isn’t being deceived, duped, double-crossed, alas hoodwinked by Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson . . . . Might it be sportsfans the NFL owner’s round-table of fatcat aristocrats has determined the league doesn’t’ want this Black Superman as one of the premier faces of their gazillion dollar operation? Perhaps Jerry’s being “compensated” for more-or-less “tying” Cam’s hands . . . by giving him no legitimate hands to catch his strong-armed projectiles. Cam’s surrounded and protected by mediocrity and I wonder if that’s not by...
  • Coach is Right: Friday Short Stories

    04/03/2015 8:18:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/3/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Census Bureau: black women make more money than white women For years Coach is Right and other websites have reported on affirmative action schemes used by government agencies. Blacks now make up over 18% of the Federal workforce nationwide, although they account for just 12% of the US population. Employee rolls at some federal agencies are over 50% black. In state, city, and county governments, a disproportionately high number of blacks are currently being employed across the nation. And no one benefits more than black women. Many Federal agencies, such as the US Post Office, have a scheme that...
  • Fast Food Workers Continue To Protest After A ‘Weak’ Raise, Demand $15 An Hour And A Union

    04/02/2015 7:07:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    DETROIT (WWJ) – After McDonald’s announced a $1 an hour raise, increased vacation time and educational benefits for employees in its non-franchise stores, local cashiers and cooks marched to one of the company’s restaurants Thursday. And it wasn’t to offer thanks. Dozens of protesters burst into the McDonald’s on W. McNichols and Livernois Thursday to have their voices heard, demanding raises to boost them to $15 an hour....
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protester Arrested for Making ‘Terrorist Threats’

    04/02/2015 5:33:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 2, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Police in Pasadena, Calif., arrested a Black Lives Matter protester on two outstanding warrants for terrorist threats, assault, trespassing, and petty theft among other alleged crimes. The Pasadena Star-News reports that Jasmine Richards’ arrest emerged out of a protest that took place last week. Richards’ arrest appears to have occurred shortly before a meeting of the Pasadena City Council. The Black Lives Matter chapters in Los Angeles and Pasadena issued a statement claiming the police misused their authority in arresting the 28-year-old protester, who became a member of the organization after visiting Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014. “Since her return...
  • The Coalescing of the Pan-African Cultural Revolution

    04/02/2015 12:56:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 31, 2015 | Benjamin Woods
    “Let the martial songs be written, let the dirges disappear. Let a race of men [and women] now rise and take control.” –Margaret Walker in For My People “Let a thousand flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend” –Mao Tse Tung Two weeks ago, Black students at UC-Berkeley presented a series of demands to the university administration including renaming Barrows Hall after former Black Panther, Assata Shakur. At the same time, after a student threw human feces on the Cecil Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Black students began the “Rhodes Must...
  • NY Times Shocking Revelation: Evangelical Rubes Risk Their Lives to Help Poor, Black Foreigners

    04/01/2015 7:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/01/2015 | Scott Ott
    In news that must have shocked the vast majority of New York Times subscribers, columnist Nicholas Kristof this week divulged that he has seen evangelical Christians doing selfless, crucial service in the world’s most dangerous places among the most desperately poor, even though liberals know evangelicals are religious bumpkins. Today, among urban Americans and Europeans, “evangelical Christian” is sometimes a synonym for “rube.” In liberal circles, evangelicals constitute one of the few groups that it’s safe to mock openly.Yet the liberal caricature of evangelicals is incomplete and unfair. I have little in common, politically or theologically, with evangelicals or,...
  • SCLC director calls on black families to arm themselves

    03/31/2015 4:31:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 31, 2015 | Christian Boone
    The Rev. Samuel Mosteller, photographed at a 2013 rally at the Georgia State Capitol, on Tuesday advocated African-American families arm themselves in response to recent police shootings of unarmed black men.The head of the Georgia chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to promote nonviolent social change, on Tuesday advocated African-American families “exercise their Second Amendment rights” in response to recent police shootings of unarmed black men. “You stand there, (police) shoot. You run, they shoot. We’re going to have to take a different tack,” Samuel Mosteller, longtime president of the Georgia SCLC,...
  • ‘Black Brunch’ Protesters Hit Atlanta on Palm Sunday: ‘You’re Scaring the Children!’

    03/30/2015 10:37:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Like they did a week ago, ”Black Brunch” protesters hit the Atlanta area on Palm Sunday to disrupt “white spaces” by walking into restaurants, standing among diners and loudly reading statistics and proclamations regarding black oppression. Twitchy noted the latest protests, which were caught on cellphone video and spread around the Internet via social media. In this clip a man who appeared to be a manager attempted to get protesters out of the eatery to no avail — not even when a woman told them, “You’re scaring the children!” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)[continued]
  • Hate Crime or Random Violence: Black Men Beat White Man Who Refused to Talk About Michael Brown

    03/31/2015 6:43:42 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3-30-2015 | Mac Slavo
    Mac Slavo March 30th, 2015 The following video depicts three black men beating a white man on a metro train. There has been no outrage from Jessie Jackson or Al Sharpton, so we can safely assume this was just random violence and the attackers and victim just happened to be of different skin color. Otherwise, we’re sure there’d be calls by the Justice Department for investigations into the matter and protest swarms would be gathering across St. Louis.(SNIP)(Click to the site to see the video)
  • If Ferguson stays Ferguson, blacks have no one to blame but themselves

    03/28/2015 12:41:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Bay State Banner ^ | March 26, 2015 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Ferguson will hold municipal elections on April 7. The mayor and five of the six city councilpersons are white. Three are up for reelection. Since Michael Brown was gunned down by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, the one loud refrain has repeatedly been how could a city where African-Americans make up the overwhelming majority of the population be policed by a nearly all-white police force, and governed by a nearly all-white city administration? The thought was that the Brown slaying angered and engaged so many thousands that it was almost a done deal. The first chance...
  • Elegant Black Girls of the 80s Make Graceless Hip-Hop Generation Look Like Complete Slobs

    03/23/2015 9:37:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 59 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    No tats/angst/mutant posterior/glorification of stupidity-  and the music was better, too: And note Whitney, Sade, et. al. sporting cross necklaces... what a difference 30 yrs can make for an imploding culture: [gallery/video] ______________________________________________ Frompo   mTV   Wikipedia Commons   VanessaWilliams.com
  • Van Jones: Starbucks' critics are making a big mistake

    03/21/2015 6:56:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | March 20, 2015 | Van Jones, former Obama advisor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Congratulations, Internet haters! Well done, keepers of the one-true-way-to-talk-about-race! If we don't tamp down the backlash against Starbucks "Race Together" campaign, I fear that no major corporation will even try to talk about race again -- for maybe 10 or 20 years. Is that really what we want? Look, I get it. Asking baristas to hold conversations about race is a lot to demand of already hard-working employees. Not to mention, the topic should probably be called "systematic racism," not just "race." And there are legitimate questions about what Starbucks could realistically hope to accomplish, here. But for crying...
  • Obama: I'll Use Clemency Power 'More Aggressively'

    03/21/2015 6:08:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 21, 2015 | Ryan J. Reilly
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) President Barack Obama plans to grant clemency to federal offenders "more aggressively" during the remainder of his presidency, he said in a sit-down interview with The Huffington Post on Friday. Obama has faced criticism for rarely using his power to grant pardons and commutations. In December, he commuted the sentences of eight federal drug offenders, including four who had been sentenced to life. That brought his total number of commutations to 18. Obama said he had granted clemency so infrequently because of problems in the Justice Department's Office of the Pardon Attorney. The former head of that office, who...
  • GUEST COLUMNIST: White privilege ensures inherent inequality

    03/21/2015 11:56:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Tuscaloosa News ^ | March 21, 2015 | Oscar Tucker, Special to The Tuscaloosa News
    Fanatics believe their opinions are unbiased and unassailable. Conservatives, who contemptuously ridicule everything Barack Obama, believe their opinions sacred and his ideas sacrilegious. They have not come to terms with the fact that a black person occupies the White House as president, and not as a cook. Many conservatives grudgingly admit that his Bloody Sunday speech in Selma was a great speech, but could not resist belittling it. He has been accused of fomenting strife, opening old wounds and politicizing the event. Bloody Sunday was politicized when the Congressional GOP leadership announced they would not attend. They were pandering to...
  • Mall of America Security Catfished Black Lives Matter Activists, Documents Show

    03/19/2015 6:38:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Intercept ^ | March 18, 2015 | Lee Fang
    Documents obtained by The Intercept indicate that security staff at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota used a fake Facebook account to monitor local Black Lives Matter organizers, befriend them, and obtain their personal information and photographs without their knowledge. Evidence of the fake Facebook account was found in a cache of files provided by the Mall of America to Bloomington officials after a large Black Lives Matter event at the mall on December 20 protesting police brutality. The files included briefs on individual organizers, with screenshots that suggest that much of the information was captured using a Facebook...
  • Why I didn't call the police when I saw two black boys with guns next door (Idiocy)

    03/19/2015 4:23:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    MSN / The Guardian & Observer ^ | March 19, 2015 | Victoria Brown
    On the first day of winter’s thaw, I saw two teenage boys on the roof next door holding guns. I don’t know much about guns, except that they kill and that young black men holding them are likely to be killed. I called my husband, trying to keep panic out of my voice so as not alarm my own children. He looked out the window. “Jesus. Call the police”. After Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice - especially after Tamir - calling the police didn’t seem like the solution here. “Don’t you see who it is”? I told...
  • No Justice, No Peace, Without Black Community Control of Police

    03/19/2015 11:58:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford's Blog ^ | March 19, 2015 | Glen Ford, executive editor
    “The undeniable logic of the movement is to establish the supremacy of the Black community over the police that patrol the community – period.” The New York Times and other megaphones for white supremacy have proclaimed that the Black Lives Matter movement suffered a “setback” with the shooting of two cops, last week, during a demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri. To buttress its March 12 headline [3], “Just as Ferguson Was Making Progress, Shooting Deals a Setback,” the Times quoted Kim Tihen, a white city councilwoman and former Ferguson police officer who is “outraged by the behavior and lawlessness of the...
  • "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Was Not Built on a Lie: Ferguson's message is as powerful as ever.

    03/19/2015 11:25:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 18, 2015 | Cristian Farias
    Some 70 years ago, the Supreme Court heard a challenge to the federal statute that was used to convict three officers in the deadly beating of Robert Hall, a “young negro” from Georgia who had been accused of the crime of stealing a tire. The officers were accused of bludgeoning him to death in the course of subduing him—they claimed that he had “reached for a gun” and “used insulting language,” which ostensibly meant that he posed a threat meriting the use of deadly force. But Hall’s bad behavior hadn’t mattered to prosecutors: The officers were indicted, tried, and convicted...
  • Dear Azealia Banks, Please Feel Free To Leave America And Never Return

    03/18/2015 11:33:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 18, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    Dear Azealia Banks, I read about your interview with Playboy magazine where you apparently took off your clothes and talked about how much you hate white people. Just another day at the office for you, I suppose. I confess I didn’t read the whole exchange, though I’m sure it was packed with penetrating insight and searing self-reflection. I did notice, however, this portion: “I hate everything about this country. Like, I hate fat white Americans… All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who...
  • The $5 Trillion Debt: Do white Americans owe their black neighbors for slavery?

    03/18/2015 7:20:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Valley Advocate ^ | March 18, 2015 | Kristin Palpini
    It was on a year-long walk retracing the path of slavery between Africa and the United States that Teegrey Iannuzzi says she finally woke up. She was taking part in the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage, a walk retracing the trans-Atlantic slave trade between South Africa and the American colonies. The trek began in 1998 and was organized by Leverett Buddhist Sister Clare Carter, who meant for the journey to unite people of various racial and religious backgrounds in a visceral understanding of slavery’s cost. Iannuzzi, now in her late 40s and living in Shutesbury, was already interested in...
  • #BlackLivesMatter Founders: Please Stop Co-opting Our Hashtag

    03/17/2015 10:04:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Root ^ | March 17, 2015 | Julie Walker
    At a SXSW panel discussion, the organization’s leaders said that while they want solidarity, they’re concerned that their message about the marginalization of black people is being diluted.The founders of #BlackLivesMatter are grateful that their message has been picked up by so many people as a rallying cry, but they want other groups that use the essence of the name, such as #MuslimLivesMatter and #LatinoLivesMatter, to find their own slogans. At a South by Southwest panel discussion, “What #BlackLivesMatter Teaches Us About Solidarity,” Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi said they were concerned about the dilution of their message. “Not to...
  • Letter: Shooting of cops in Ferguson wasn't shocking, and that's troubling (Groan)

    03/15/2015 9:47:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | March 16, 2015 | Justin Askins
    There is no defense for the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri ("2 Ferguson police officers shot in protest outside station," March 13 news story). It was a cowardly act and the perpetrators should be punished to the full extent of the law. However, even more problematic to me is that the event wasn’t shocking. With our culture of gun violence and regular shootings of young black males, only someone who has no understanding of America could be genuinely shocked. Blacks have come far — we can celebrate a black president and attorney general — but racism is...
  • What next for Black Lives Matter in Ferguson after city's police shooting? ("Impartial")

    03/15/2015 6:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | March 13, 2015 | Steven W. Thrasher in Ferguson
    On Thursday night, the scene outside of the Ferguson police department was remarkably calm, given two police officers had been shot from hundreds of feet away 24 hours earlier. The police milled about outside without wearing riot gear (though heavily armored cops were waiting inside an adjacent building), and the protesters chanted, marched and yelled confidently, even as they occupied an ominous space between police officers who had repeatedly abused them and a sniper at large who could have had a sight pointed at their backs. But there was no need to protest any differently or give in to fear,...
  • Black Women May Need to Change Their Perspective When Dating a Black Man Going Through Hard Times

    03/15/2015 1:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 15, 2015 | Taylor Gordon
    From a very young age, Black men are typically given a traditional set of roles they are expected to take on in a relationship. Perhaps two of the most emphasized of these roles are the protector and the provider. Unfortunately, the sheer necessity of the Black Lives Matter movement is a reminder that it can be increasingly difficult for Black men today to fulfill these roles in the traditional sense. How can one be a provider for his partner and family when he is suddenly placed in a position where it has become difficult to even protect himself? How can...
  • A national conversation about what, exactly? [Groan]

    03/13/2015 10:17:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    New York Newsday ^ | March 13, 2015 | Michael Dobie, member, editorial board
    A video emerges of University of Oklahoma frat boys on a bus gleefully chanting racial slurs and references to lynchings, and the calls burst forth anew for a national conversation about race. Great, let's talk. But about what, exactly? About the racial attitudes we like to think are not quite so overt anymore? About other chapters of that fraternity and other fraternities at other universities that have engaged in similarly racist behavior without attracting the same national attention? About how, in the wake of the Oklahoma incident, online comment boards were filled with people defending the frat boys' free speech...
  • Cleaver: Ferguson Shooter May Have Been Trying to Damage Race Relations

    03/13/2015 7:04:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | March 13, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) said it could have set race relations back by several decades if police had fired back at the shooter of two officers in Ferguson late Wednesday. Cleaver, the former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, along with Ferguson Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) has offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the shooter(s) responsible for wounding two officers outside of the Ferguson Police Department. Cleaver told CNN today that “what I think most people can agree on including the police in Ferguson is that the shots didn’t come from the demonstrators.”...
  • City Manager: Ferguson Cop Shootings ‘Complete Setup’ by Cops ("Police Fraternity & KKK")

    03/13/2015 6:16:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | March 12, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A man identifying himself as John C. Muhammad, the City Manager of Uplands Park, MO, said that the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson was “a complete setup” carried out by the police on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. “I think it was a complete setup. I think it was a setup between members of the police fraternities, what I like to call it. I think they operate just like the KKK. I think they did it to make themselves think they’re the victim, when honestly the victim are black people. I think it’s just a publicity...
  • Obama should be more like Bill Cosby, says Giuliani...

    03/13/2015 4:12:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    * In one memorable - and controversial - address Cosby suggested that people who steal are asking to get shot by the police * McDonald's beating, shooting of Ferguson police officers and protesting of NYPD Commissioner is also Obama's fault, Giuliani suggested * Fresh off a trip abroad, Giuliani contended that America is considered a 'racist' by international news networksFormer New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday castigated President Barack Obama for setting a 'tone' that inspires violent behavior in America and advocated for him to emulate Bill Cosby when it comes to talking about black crime. He also...
  • Ferguson protest leaders decry shooting of police, but some aren't surprised (Called “suspicious”)

    03/13/2015 3:18:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | March 12, 2015 | Joe Holleman
    Six leaders of the Ferguson protests held a press conference Thursday afternoon by telephone to discuss the shooting that wounded two police officers there early that morning. The conference began with the leaders denouncing the shootings, with several stressing that their movements are based on nonviolent principles. Later, however, one participant said people often “respond in kind” to police violence; and another — a member of the Ferguson Commission — called the shootings “suspicious.” ---snip--- Rapper Tef Poe, noting that he “didn’t even want to be on this call,” said, “We grieve for the victims of all forms of violence.”...
  • 'Dead cops ... that's what they want,' says police union's Jeff Roorda (Democrat)

    03/13/2015 3:08:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 12, 2015 | Matt Pearce
    A prominent St. Louis police union official called for a curfew in Ferguson, Mo., after two police officers were shot and wounded early Thursday during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department, saying protesters "want cops dead.". "Dead cops, dead cops. That's what they want," former Democratic state Rep. Jeff Roorda, of the St. Louis Police Officers Assn., said of Ferguson demonstrators on Fox News on Thursday, as reported by website Mediaite. "You arrest everyone that doesn't go home," Roorda said. "Let's not pretend like they wanted [police Chief] Tom Jackson's resignation or that they’re mad because Mayor [James] Knowles...
  • Black Activist: White Militia Group May Be Responsible For Shooting Ferguson Cops

    03/12/2015 4:52:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 12, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    There have not yet been any arrests, or description of suspects, in this week’s shootings of two Ferguson, Missouri police officers, but one black activist says he has a hunch who is responsible. Martin Davis, an author and activist, appeared on Tim Constantine’s D.C.-based radio show Thursday and said he suspects the shooter was part of some type of white militia trying to cause chaos. “What I’m thinking is it was either somebody who was some type of great sharpshooter, some type of militia, some type of, you know, just person who wanted to see chaos that night,” Davis said...
  • Fraternities Have Always Been a Haven for Whites To Exercise Racist Impulses (Here we go)

    03/12/2015 3:51:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 12, 2015 | Curtis Bunn
    In 1955, a study published in the sociological journal, “Social Problems,” found that most students in fraternities and sororities were more racist than their non-Greek classmates. That was 60 years ago, but it explains precisely the origin of the Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity’s racist chant last week about hanging Black people and not letting them in its organization. A culture of racism, euphemized as exclusivity, has existed from the beginning and, in fact, was part of the principles on which frats were created: no Blacks. To wit: SAE was founded at Alabama in 1856 in the “Deep South,” it...
  • Method Man says FBI Ferguson report ‘played into’ officer shooting

    03/12/2015 3:28:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix Blog ^ | March 12, 2015 | Hunter Schwarz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Method Man made an appearance on "News Nation with Tamron Hall" on MSNBC to talk about an upcoming film, but was instead asked about tension with police in the aftermath of a shooting early Thursday that injured two officers in Ferguson, Mo. "With this thing that happened in Ferguson just now with the two officers, sad, very sad," he said. "I hate to say that the FBI report kind of played into this, and these things shouldn't be happening, but you reap what you sow, in a sense, you know?" The FBI said in January no civil rights charges should...
  • Obama’s Selma Song: America Is Not Racist – It’s Just Ferguson

    03/11/2015 7:51:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Black Agenda Report ^ | March 11, 2015 | Glen Ford, executive editor
    “Obama’s 2015 Selma paradigm meshes with his 2007 fiction that Blacks had already traveled 90 percent of the road to equality.”Barack Obama returned to Selma, Alabama, last Saturday, with an updated version of his speech on race delivered eight years ago, during another commemoration of the 1965 march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Back then, presidential candidate Obama told the crowd at Brown Chapel AME Church that Blacks had already come “90 percent of the way” to racial equality. He was implicitly predicting that the election of himself as the first Black president would propel African Americans to 100 percent...