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  • Census: Whites become 'minority' in 2044, Hispanic population twice blacks'

    12/17/2014 7:54:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 15, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    New population projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that whites will become a “minority” by 2044, replaced by a “majority” of minority groups, mostly blacks and Hispanics.The new projections, analyzed in a Brookings Institution report, show the huge rise of Hispanics, projected to make up 25.1 percent of the U.S. population in 2044, double African-Americans.According to the analysis, the white will make up 49.7 percent of the country in 2044, minorities the rest. What’s more, by 2060, whites will account for just 44 percent of the country.Brookings attributed the shift to a “majority minority nation” this way:— The...
  • When Police Violate Our Values, 'Ferguson' Happens

    12/17/2014 7:51:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | December 17, 2014 | Stuart Muszynski, Founder and CEO, PurpleAmerica.us
    The outcries throughout our country -- protests, demonstrations, disruptions of traffic, and riots -- that have dotted our collective landscape since white Ferguson police office Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown isn't just about Ferguson, the city. It's about the hundreds and thousands of "Fergusons" throughout our country where black youth are by-definition disadvantaged in their relationship with police simply because they're black. It's about the fact that police throughout our country have systematically violated our shared American values, which instruct us to have respect, provide equality, live together as community, and do the right thing....
  • Local campaign kicks off 'Letters to Trayvon'

    12/17/2014 3:16:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | December 17, 2014 | Samaria Bailey
    A network of businesses, public officials and educators are partnering with the Trayvon Martin Foundation to present “Letters to Trayvon” a holistic campaign to address the plight of Black males and police brutality, next February. The campaign, initiated by the Germantown-based small business Mission Inc., has been in its planning stages for about a year and will include a social media component, youth outreach and a culminating fundraising reception, panel discussion, black art showcase and exhibit on Feb. 28. “Letters to Trayvon is a campaign to end the disrespect and racial profiling of black men and boys [and] it’s a...
  • Rev. Pinkney Gets 2.5-10 Yrs. as Cops Wilson, Pantaleo Walk on Mike Brown, Eric Garner Murders

    12/16/2014 6:57:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Voice of Detroit ^ | December 16, 2014 | Diane Bukowski
    Pinkney earlier convicted by all-white jury of five felony counts of “forgery under the Michigan election law” Judge Schrock cites election honesty, while over 51 percent of Michigan’s Black residents have no real election rights. Rev. Edward Pinkney listens as his wife Dorothy Pinkney thanks a crowd in Detroit Nov. 17 for their support of her husband. She told VOD she will not waver in her love and support for him as well. Pro-Pinkney organizer Marcina Cole is at left.Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, Michigan – As the world rises up against the acquittal of killer cops Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo...
  • Black lives don’t matter (Not what you think it is)

    12/14/2014 5:42:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Bob Owens ^ | December 11, 2014 | Bob Owens
    [I had originally posted this as a comment to an news article about an absurd "Hand Up, Don't Shoot" protest at my alma mater, East Carolina University, covered by WITN. The good little progressive censors at WITN didn't appreciate my polite if forceful views, and deleted it. It's replicated here for my edification.] Black lives don’t matter. If they did, people would be rioting to burn down Planned Parenthood locations, which have been intentionally located in minority neighborhoods since the group’s racist founder Margaret Sanger decided that it was the easiest way to exterminate them. In 1922 she said: “We...
  • Real Life: Sharpton Rally Attendees Summon the “Black Jesus” It’s “Black Solidarity Sunday” today

    12/14/2014 12:28:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 14, 2014 | Amy Miller
    Yesterday, as they often do, thousands of protesters descended on Washington, DC to protest police brutality against black men. The rally, led by Al Sharpton and attended by high-profile activists in the black community, focused on promoting a “black agenda,” and railed against the typical enemies of the progressive community: the Koch brothers, establishment politicians, and the Republican party. To close the rally, Reverend Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple in Maryland offered one of the angriest, most divisive prayers ever uttered in public. Via the Daily Caller: Dispatch angels right now of protection around our sons from psychopathic, sociopathic police...
  • And The Winner In The "Worst Idea At The Wrong Time" Category Is... (Ferguson)

    12/14/2014 7:46:24 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-13-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 12/13/2014 The undisputed winner in this year's "Worst Idea At The Wrong Time" category is the poor suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, a town which was looted, burned and generally eviscerated on several occasions in the past few months as a result of public anger first at the murder of Mike Brown and subsequently, the acquital of the police officer who shot him. Why? Because according to Bloomberg, in order to close a municipal budget gap - and keep in mind the prevailing poverty in the region has been widely attributed as one of the reason for the escalating...
  • Is Racial Justice Possible in America?

    12/13/2014 9:07:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 10, 2014 | Professor David Dante Troutt, Rutgers Law School
    We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans. As the countless protests, tear gas, National Guard deployments and looting proved, police brutality provokes more anger than other outrages because it’s the supreme violation of our individual rights in a democracy. It is the state actor, as another person, violently snatching our breath away “under color of law.” That the state’s victims throughout our history have been overwhelmingly African-American stamps it as an indelible “badge of slavery,” which means that nothing makes you feel more black in America than experiencing police...
  • Trayvon Martin's mom: Whites don't get it

    12/13/2014 5:08:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel's TV Guy Blog ^ | December 13, 2014 | Hal Boedeker
    Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, says whites do not understand the protests about the deaths of young black men. CNN's Anderson Cooper cited polls that reveal white people do not view the issue the same way as black people. "It's not happening to them, so they don't quite get it," Fulton told Cooper in an interview that aired Friday on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." "They don't quite understand. They think that it's a small group of African-Americans that's complaining: 'Oh, what are they complaining about now?'" Cooper asked: "You hear that from people?" "Oh yeah," Fulton said. "The...
  • African Liberation Group Plans To Convene 'Black People's Grand Jury' Against Darren Wilson

    12/13/2014 12:06:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    St Louis Public Radio ^ | December 12, 2014 | Camille Phillips
    Universal African People's Organization leader Zaki Baruti (left) and African People's Socialist Party leader Omali Yeshitela.Activists connected to the Leadership Coalition for Justice (formerly called the Justice for Mike Brown Leadership Coalition) and the African People’s Socialist Party announced Friday that they are convening a symbolic grand jury in January to decide for themselves whether former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should be charged with a crime for killing Michael Brown. The group organizing the symbolic grand jury is called the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement, a group that seeks to liberate and empower people of African descent around the...
  • We Are Not Darren Wilson: But the view from Africa kind of makes it look like we are

    12/13/2014 11:52:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Pacific Standard - The Science of Society ^ | December 12, 2014 | M. Sophia Newman
    This post was produced in partnership with Beacon Reader as part of a crowd-funded reporting project, “After Ebola Comes Hunger.” Read more about our support for this project, and pledge your support here.Two months ago, it felt like America had a serious identity conflation problem. Amid the Ebola hysteria, people confused Ebola-afflicted Africans with any other African. A Nigerian girl was barred from school out of fear of Ebola contagion; a stadium crowd taunted a juvenile soccer player from Africa by braying “Ebola, Ebola!” at him. Meanwhile, the country faced its own dark scourge—and here, the conflation of identity was...
  • Eric Garner: A Tragedy, but Not a Murder

    12/12/2014 5:53:59 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 72 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 13 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    As the protest over his death has reached London, we can say that what happened to Eric Garner, whatever his faults, is certainly, tragically terrible. If I had been a police officer I probably would have stopped holding him down when I heard "I can’t breathe!", but then I'm not a police officer used to dealing with criminals lying all the time, including Garner himself who - as is shown in a distressing video that includes his altercation with the police before his arrest - had possibly been lying to the police until a few seconds earlier, when he...
  • UN Aims to Reduce Racism Across the Globe During ‘Int'l Decade of People of African Descent’

    12/11/2014 1:21:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | December 11, 2014 | Nick Chiles, editor-in-chief
    With the racial unrest swirling across the United States serving as a backdrop, the United Nations yesterday kicked off the International Decade of People of African Descent, spanning from Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2024, with a goal of confronting the challenges faced by people of African descent across the globe because of pervasive racism against Black people. While racism and discrimination against people of African descent has been a problem that has infected world societies for generations, this is an auspicious time to commence such a campaign, considering how prominent a topic racism is in the United States....
  • Feds need look no further than Rodney King for the case against Wilson (Still trying)

    12/11/2014 12:51:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Bay State Banner ^ | December 11, 2014 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    In August 1992, nearly three months to the day after the four LAPD officers that beat black motorist Rodney King were acquitted on nearly all charges by a jury with no blacks on it, Lourdes G. Baird, the United States Attorney for California’s Central District, stepped before a battery of news cameras and reporters and announced that three of the officers would face federal charges. The charges were violating King’s Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable arrest and with depriving him of his 14th Amendment due-process rights during his March, 1991 arrest. The officers would face up to 10 years in...
  • Black Congressional Staffers Plan Ferguson, Garner Walkout

    12/10/2014 11:50:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 10, 2014 | Tim Mak
    African American staffers on Capitol Hill plan to stage a protest Thursday in solidarity with similar demonstrations nationwide.African American Congressional staffers are planning a protest on the U.S. Capitol steps Thursday afternoon, disrupting their workday to speak out against the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions. The protest follows large demonstrations in New York and other major cities last week, which were held to speak out about the deaths of these two African American men. “Black staffers on Capitol Hill wanted to do something in support of ongoing national and global protests against police aggression,” an organizer said,...
  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Protesting (Your White Guilt is Bringing Me Down)

    12/10/2014 8:02:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 10, 2014 | Rawiya Kameir and Judnick Mayard
    White people and nonblack people of color have the luxury of treating these cases as injustices. For them, it is moralistic. For us, it's about survival. A conversation about race.JUDNICK: I feel like this is just an extension of the our “favorite” iMessage topic but in the light of the recent grand jury events with Mike Brown and Eric Garner (not to mention the promise of more to come with Tamir Rice and the others they’ve shot to death) I’ve been reminding friends that they do not have to answer to white people about their feelings. RAWIYA: Unlike many people,...
  • Black man who stabbed white Jewish man killed by white/Hispanic cops; no Jewish rioting

    12/10/2014 7:20:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2014 | Ethel C. Fenig
    A few hours after demonstrators in their ongoing Black Lives Matter protest unsuccessfully attempted to disrupt a professional basketball game in Brooklyn attended by the British Prince William and his wife Kate, a black man with a large knife entered a synagogue/study hall a few miles away, yelling, "Kill the Jews!"  The large building complex in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood is the headquarters of a large religious Jewish movement renowned for its outreach to Jews around the world and is open all day, all night for those who want to study and/or pray. Carrying out his threat, he slashed...
  • Philly NAACP elects new North Philly Nation of Islam leader president

    12/09/2014 10:45:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Newsworks ^ | December 9, 2014 | Holly Otterbein
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)The Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP has elected a new president. Minister Rodney Muhammad has led North Philadelphia's Mosque Number 12 of the Nation of Islam for 23 years. He's moving from first vice president to president of the local NAACP chapter. In his new role, he said he would focus on bringing jobs to the city. "Traditionally, we may have stood outside of somebody's business and demanded that people of color have their fair share of jobs," he said. "But I think today we got to think a little beyond that, and think about how to sit down with...
  • Shopping, Dining, Using a Credit Card While Black

    12/09/2014 10:15:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Newsweek Magazine ^ | December 9, 2014 | Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente.
    With the entire country seeing demonstrations following the Ferguson decision, I’ve had colleagues and business partners ask me my thoughts—not from my perspective as the chairman and CEO of a $55 billion organization—but as a black man in America. You would think my experience as a top executive would be different from a black man who is working in a retail or food-service job to support his family. Yet, he and I both understand the commonality of the black male experience that remains consistent no matter what the economic status or job title. This piece is not to complain about...
  • The Raging Fire of Racial Injustice

    12/09/2014 8:36:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | December 9, 2014 | Nick Desai
    What the hell is happening in America? Are some people so threatened by the election of Barack Obama that it's open season on minorities? How did we come to this unequal and disturbing place where a white 18-year-old can carry a gun into a grocery store legally, yet an unarmed black teen is killed for being tall? Or wearing a hoodie? Or playing with a toy gun? Many things have been said about Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and so many others. They were using marijuana. They were selling illegal cigarettes. They were menacing. They robbed someone. And, the...
  • Smith College Prez sent email to all students saying "all lives matter."6 hours later, apologized

    12/09/2014 8:10:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 9, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The president of Smith College was forced to apologize after she sent out a campus wide email saying “all lives matter” instead of the rally cry of Ferguson protesters—“black lives matter.” In the original email, obtained by Campus Reform, Kathleen McCartney used “all lives matter” in the email detailing the “struggle” and “hurt” the Smith community was experiencing following the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. “We gather in vigil, we raise our voices in protest; yet we wake again to news of violence that reminds us, painfully, of the stark reality...
  • Hank Johnson: Blacks like Ben Carson ‘trying to tap into the ignorance of people’

    12/09/2014 6:43:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Rep. Hank Johnson, Georgia Democrat, said black people like retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are trying to tap into the ignorance of people who have been whipped “into a frenzy, like a lynch mob.” Mr. Johnson was speaking on Michael Smerconish’s radio show about President Obama and opposition that he’s faced since winning election. “I support the president, I believe he’s done as much as is humanly possible to advance the cause of justice and prosperity and freedom for all people, not just blacks, and not just here in America, but across the world. I think he has changed the paradigm...
  • Pouring truth on liberal lies about police/community relations

    12/09/2014 8:50:32 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/9/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since the days when Democrats were confident they would never lose control of the House, people like John Conyers have been trying to prove that our police have somehow “had it in” for Blacks. The many murderous assaults by Blacks on our police were, of course, never factored into any of the phony reports House Democrats have released over the past several decades. Fueled by correct Grand Jury decisions in Missouri and New York, the anti-police bile has bubbled up from Democrats once again; so it’s time to pour truth on their lies. Since the mid-1990s Congress has been keeping...
  • National lawyers association seeks revocation of Darren Wilson's peace officer license

    12/09/2014 6:48:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | December 8, 2014 | Paul Hampel
    The National Bar Association, an organization representing black lawyers and judges, has filed a lawsuit with the Missouri Department of Public Safety demanding the revocation of Darren Wilson's police officer license. The group filed the suit last month. The association stated in a press release that it seeks the removal of Wilson's license “on the grounds that he committed a criminal act and did so under color of law with disregard for Michael Brown's life or public safety.” Wilson was working as a Ferguson police officer when he shot and killed Brown, an unarmed teenager, on Aug. 9. Citing threats...
  • Russell Simmons: USA Hasn't Seen Protests Like Those That're Coming if Justice Doesn't Start

    12/09/2014 6:40:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | December 9, 2014 | Sarah Fisher
    We have a list of demands.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, appeared on CNN last night on Out Front with Erin Burnett to warn there are more protests coming if "demands" were not met. We are seeing the beginning of the end of police policing the police, he added. "On Wednesday, we are going to ask for indictments and list of achievable demands." ('We' referring to high profile celebrities and athletes that share Simmons' beliefs.) "And America has not seen protests like those that are coming if justice doesn't start to come down," warned Simmons. Simmons told Burnett,...
  • Missouri Congressman Calls For The Disbanding Of Ferguson Police Force

    12/08/2014 11:34:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Source ^ | December 8, 2014 | Tamara El
    The Missouri congressman who represents the city of Ferguson said the U.S. Justice Department should break up the local police department in the wake of Michael Brown’s death Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., told Reuters in an interview last Thursday that the shooting of Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by white police officer Darren Wilson, is an example of the nearly all-white department’s “oppressive” treatment of blacks. “I would hope that the Ferguson Police Department would be dissolved and the duties and responsibilities of policing Ferguson would be turned over to the St. Louis County police,” Clay said in the interview....
  • Obama fears his own daughters will suffer from racism: Tells of concern in full interview

    12/08/2014 9:16:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    * 'I want them to be judged based on....their behavior and their talents and their gifts,' Obama told BET's Jeff Johnson * Obama said he doesn't want his future grandson 'to be subjected to the kind of constant bias that makes them feel as if this is not their home' * He also said he believes the Eric Garner video 'troubled' Americans of all walks of life, including some police officers * The president hit back at critics who say he's not taken the recent killings of black men seriously enough: 'I'm being pretty explicit about my concern'President Barack Obama...
  • Clinton Will Need to Win Over the Black Voters That Landrieu Couldn't

    12/08/2014 3:29:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 7, 2014 | Alex Roarty
    The likely Democratic presidential nominee needs to duplicate, or at least come close to duplicating, Obama's performance among African-Americans. It's a tall task. Mary Landrieu lost her runoff race Saturday because President Obama isn't well-liked, national Democrats abandoned her, and, statewide, Louisiana pretty much only elects Republicans. But Democrats and their likely presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, might squirm the most over her defeat for a different reason: The longtime senator couldn't get enough support from African-Americans. Like Landrieu, Clinton (or whoever becomes the party's standard-bearer) will try to win over black voters at the same rate Obama did in both...
  • Gallup: Urban Blacks in U.S. Have Little Confidence in Police

    12/08/2014 3:28:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Gallup ^ | 12/08/2014 | Jeffrey Jones
    <p>PRINCETON, N.J. -- As controversy continues to swirl about police officers' treatment of blacks, an analysis of Gallup data underscores how much less likely U.S. blacks are than whites or Hispanics to express confidence in the police. The analysis also reveals that blacks living in urban areas are significantly less likely than blacks in non-urban areas to say they are confident in the police.</p>
  • Who Is Killing Off Black Americans

    12/07/2014 7:09:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2014 | Michael Brown
    In the grief and shock following the grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold that proved deadly, one protester remarked, “we have to make a change because they're killing us off.”Without a doubt, there is a war on black America. The question is: Who is really trying to kill off black Americans?Many conservatives who felt that the grand jury acted rightly in Ferguson. Missouri with the death of my namesake Michael Brown at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson cannot understand how the grand jury in Staten Island, New York, decided not...
  • Austin PR firm changing name some say was racially insensitive

    12/07/2014 5:13:45 PM PST · by windcliff · 50 replies
    http://www.statesman ^ | Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 | unknown
    A local public relations agency says it’s changing its name after an overnight firestorm on social media. In a flurry of tweets and retweets that started late Saturday and continued into Sunday, people from across the nation and around the globe chastised Austin-based Strange Fruit Public Relations, which shares its name with a Billie Holiday song dealing with racism. It is widely accepted that the song, based on a poem written in 1937 by Abel Meeropol, uses the term "strange fruit" as a metaphor for lynching victims hanging from trees. This was one of the many tweets directed at the...
  • Landrieu and the myth of the southern realignment

    12/07/2014 6:17:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 7, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    With Mary Landrieu exiting the Senate, the usual rounds of finger pointing and recriminations have already begun. In the eyes of her supporters, the reasons are numerous and obvious. It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the unpopularity of the President or the issues she espoused. No, the only reason that a Republican will occupy that seat next year is that the South is full of hateful, bigoted, stars and bars waving racists and homophobes. This, they will claim, is the result of an ongoing process which began simmering after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,...
  • Blacks using Ferguson to wage race war? White immigrants tell terrifying tales of hate crimes

    12/07/2014 5:55:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 7, 2014 | Gina Loudon
    Riots in Ferguson, MissouriFERGUSON, Missouri – Burned buildings, looted businesses and riots here may be getting the bulk of the media’s attention, but at least one group is warning the racial violence is just beginning, with black rage turning viciously against white immigrants. Within days of the death of black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a local policeman, leftist activists from outside of Ferguson set up a protest campaign office in the besieged city. Almost immediately, what started as “peaceful protests” escalated into rampant looting. The local state senator, a black Democrat, took to the airwaves demanding justice....
  • The Trayvon Martin Case Foreshadowed An Increase in Police Homicides of Minorities

    12/06/2014 11:49:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Social Work Helper ^ | December 4, 2014 | Deona Hooper
    With the recent decisions of no indictment involving the police officers responsible for the deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and John Crawford to name a few, America could not be anymore divided in how we analyze these events through our own filters. Current poll data articulates that 65% of minorities believe there is a racial construct within our police and legal system which disproportionately affects minorities while reporting the opposite belief by White Americans at roughly the same percentage. However, I would challenge future pollsters to parse out additional data on party affiliation when polling White Americans because it...
  • Ivy League professor: whites 'ready to commit race suicide'

    12/05/2014 9:10:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 4, 2014 | Maggie Lit
    •Prof. Russell Rickford says capitalism and white supremacy are responsible for the police brutality toward brown, black, and poor people. •The professor claims 'dead black bodies in the street is a sacrifice America makes to the gods of white supremacy.' An assistant professor at Cornell University (CU) told white students they must commit race suicide and reject the inherent privilege of their skin color to move past the events in Ferguson. Russell Rickford, an assistant professor specializing in black radical tradition and black political culture after WWII, discussed the events surrounding Ferguson, Mo. to a packed auditorium of students on...
  • White Like Me (BWAHAHAHAHAHA - Eddie Murphy enjoying white privilege on old SNL skit)

    12/05/2014 8:22:49 PM PST · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    Bring back the SNL skit in which Eddie Murphy learns all about white privilege. LOL WHITE LIKE ME
  • Missouri college students pursue a hot new idea: Racial segregation

    12/05/2014 10:16:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 4, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    In yet another of those increasingly frequent moments when “progressivism” means its precise antonym, a group of college students in Missouri are testing out a new and exciting theory of social organization: Segregation. According to a report in The College Fix, University of Missouri students organizing a “die-in” to protest recent events in Ferguson recently won the honor of having a variety of classes effectively cancelled in order to allow maximum participation. There is just one problem – the protests organizers humbly requested that “only people of color” be allowed to join in the demonstrations. “During the demonstration we will...
  • Obama signals he’ll put muscle behind response to police killings

    12/04/2014 5:34:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 4, 2014 | Amie Parnes and Vicki Needham
    President Obama is pledging a robust effort to ensure the criminal justice system treats all people equally regardless of color following a New York City grand jury’s decision to not indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. Obama has already announced funding for local police training and body cameras, and he convened a meeting of civil rights leaders and law enforcement officials at the White House on Monday to address the issue. A new White House task force is looking into how local police are gaining heavy weapons and equipment for the military. During a Thursday speech,...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Takes the Floor to Talk About Ferguson and Race in America

    12/04/2014 4:30:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 1, 2014 | Matt Berman
    "We want a fair, impartial, and color-blind criminal justice system. But if we're honest with ourselves, that doesn't exist for all Americans today."Late Monday night, after the House took its final votes, members of the Congressional Black Caucus took the floor to speak for about one hour about race in the wake of a grand jury's decision last week not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. "Hands up, don't shoot," Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York began. Charles Rangel, the longtime New York Democrat, followed Jeffries and CBC Chairwoman...
  • Watch Louis Farrakhan Demand Ferguson Protesters To ‘Tear This [expletive] Country Up!’ [Video]

    12/04/2014 12:12:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jan Omega
    After it was revealed that Darren Wilson wouldn’t be indicted for the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a domino effect occurred splitting the nation primarily over the topic of race. The Inquisitr kept updating with the most recent news pertaining to Ferguson and how the aftermath has caused more chaos than resolution. As of late, famous people, brands, franchises, and organizations are voicing where they stand on the situation. The St. Louis Rams expressed support through a “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture on field while Sarah Palin utilized a meme made by Conservative news site, Mad World News,...
  • Scarborough: On Trayvon, Ferguson and Eric Garner

    12/04/2014 10:40:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 3, 2014 | Former Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL)
    “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradicts every thing you said today.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson And so I will. Not so long ago, right-wing bloggers blasted me for being a liberal sellout for my fierce defense of Trayvon Martin. During George Zimmerman’s trial, my email inbox...
  • Reminder as Ferguson Tension Grows: Obama Marched With The Black Panthers

    12/03/2014 8:22:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 3, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The tension over Ferguson continues to get worse around the country with President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Al Sharpton leading the way. According to local media reports, members of the New Black Panther Party planned to blow up the St. Louis Gateway Arch and to assassinate Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and prosecutor Bob McCulloch in response to the non-indictment of former police officer Darren Wilson by a grand jury. St. Louis-area media outlets are reporting that two New Black Panther Party men were plotting to use the Ferguson chaos that was projected post-grand jury ruling as a...
  • MUST SEE: Black minister DESTROYS Al Sharpton and the Ferguson movement

    12/03/2014 7:59:59 PM PST · by Mozilla · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | December 03, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Minister Johnathan Gentry is noted for his original comments on Ferguson that went viral back in August. And he’s back, this time on Cavuto with a strong message of repudiation about what’s going on in Ferguson. He takes issue directly with the likes of Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and other activists who are blaming police departments instead of themselves, arguing that black males being killed by other blacks are the real problem. He said they need to look in the mirror and change themselves before they can effectively change communities.
  • Former RNC chairman: 'Black man's life not worth a ham sandwich'

    12/03/2014 7:28:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Wednesday criticized grand jury decisions to not indict white police officers in the deaths of black men in New York and Ferguson, Mo. "They tell us, at least, a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich. Well clearly a black man's life is not worth a ham sandwich when you put these stories together. And that is the frustration," Steele said on MSNBC. Earlier in the day, a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict a New York police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner over the summer. Video captured by...
  • Racism, separateness, and the Ferguson decision

    12/03/2014 6:38:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Rochester City Newspaper's Urban Journal ^ | December 3, 2014 | Mary Anna Towler
    here is so much we don't know about what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9 – so much that we'll never know. And even if Officer Darren Wilson had been indicted and tried for the killing of Michael Brown, we might not have learned much that we don't know right now. But Darren Wilson wasn't indicted, and he won't stand trial. And we're left with yet another spotlight on the racial division, the lack of understanding, and the racism that continue to plague the country. Overt racism has been on flaming display since the story of Michael Brown's death...
  • The Ferguson Charade: Al Sharpton takes the stage at the White House to help keep the story alive.

    12/03/2014 4:12:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 2, 2014 | Rich Lowry, editor
    The White House response to Ferguson wouldn’t be complete without a meeting with Al Sharpton, the infamous agitator who has become President Barack Obama’s “go-to man on race,” in the words of a Politico headline from last August. So Sharpton was inevitably one of the civil-rights leaders at a White House meeting Monday. The president no doubt passed up the opportunity to direct Sharpton to the Treasury Department up the street, which would surely love to have him visit and make good on all the taxes he has avoided paying through the years. A New York Times report found that...
  • Black People The Media Hate (And Rand Paul Isn't Wild About)

    12/03/2014 4:00:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 3, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Now that the Ferguson grand jury documents have been made public, even MSNBC has had to quietly drop its fantasy of Michael Brown being gunned down like a dog in the street by Officer Darren Wilson. Instead, MSNBC is defending the looters. On Monday night, MSNBC's Chris Hayes objected to anyone referring to the people who "set fires or looted as 'thugs.'" His guest, former Seattle chief of police Norm Stamper, said, "I could not agree more." (Stamper did such a bang-up job dealing with the World Trade Organization riots in 1999 that he was forced to resign -- which...
  • Ted Cruz’s despicable immigration strategy: Tea Party favorite attempts to drive racial wedge

    12/03/2014 2:32:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | December 3, 2014 | Luke Brinker
    Senator claims that President Obama's immigration action hurts African Americans. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is intent on pulling out all the stops to block President Barack Obama’s executive action offering deportation relief for up to 5 million unauthorized immigrants. The pioneer of the 2013 government shutdown is pushing congressional conservatives to defund the president’s action in a must-pass spending bill, and has declared that “not a single presidential nominee” should be confirmed to any post if Obama moves forward with his “illegal amnesty.” On Wednesday, Cruz sank to a new low in his anti-immigration crusade, attempting to drive a wedge...
  • A Grand Jury Just Declined To Indict In Another Alleged Police-Brutality Case (NY)

    12/03/2014 2:05:50 PM PST · by blam · 110 replies
    BI ^ | &#61517;Colin Campbell and Hunter Walker
    Colin Campbell and Hunter Walker December 3, 2014 A grand jury announced its decision Wednesday to not indict Daniel Pantaleo, an NYPD officer who held an African-American man in an apparent chokehold during an arrest last July. The man, Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, subsequently died. Garner was being arrested for allegedly selling illegal, untaxed cigarettes in the New York City borough of Staten Island. Cell phone footage captured by a bystander shows Pantaleo with an arm around Garner's neck while six other officers helped subdue him. Chokeholds were banned by the NYPD in 1993. According to the...
  • Ferguson: Defining Moment In Race Relations? Agitator Calls For ‘Bloodshed,’ ‘Some'll ‘Have To Die’

    12/02/2014 9:12:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 30, 2014 | Meaghan Ellis
    Ferguson protestor Cat Daniels, along with a number of others, have caused quite a controversy following their recent statements during an interview with USA Today. The 53-year-old financial consultant has openly shared her disapproval of her generation’s impact on their children’s lives. Unfortunately, she feels her generation has failed, and the series of events that have ensued following the highly publicized death of Michael Brown has only made her perspective more evident. Daniels, affectionately known as Mama Cat to younger protestors, feels that little progress has been made since the civil rights era, which is why the fight for...