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  • 5 Reasons Reparations For Slavery Are A Bad Idea

    07/25/2014 10:12:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 26, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Terrible ideas never really die on the Left; they just come back over and over again, like a gas station sandwich after a night of heavy drinking. So it is with reparations for slavery, which liberals would happily embrace en masse if they ever thought they could ram it through Congress. Here's why reparations for slavery are a bad idea. 1) How do you prove that slavery is responsible for problems black Americans are having today? If it were 1866, it would be easy to prove that black Americans who had been enslaved were hurt by the practice. They were...
  • Where Are The Black Internet Workers? Civil Rights Bigs Weigh In

    07/23/2014 11:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Michigan Chronicle ^ | July 23, 2014 | Lynette Holloway, NewsOne for Black America
    Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League.Jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are projected to grow by 17 percent by 2018, compared to 9.8 percent for jobs in other fields, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That’s good and bad news for women and minorities, who are barely represented in one of the nation’s fastest growing job sectors. It’s potential good news because it represents an abundance of opportunities for the American workforce, which as of 2012 was 47 percent female, 16 percent Hispanic, 2 percent Black and 12 percent Asian, according to...
  • Do Blacks Need Favors?

    07/22/2014 7:40:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | July 22, 2014 | By Walter Williams
    Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated. During the act’s legislative debate, then-Sen. Hubert Humphrey, responding to predictions, promised, “I’ll eat my hat if this leads to racial quotas.” I don’t know whether Humphrey got around to keeping his promise, but here’s my question: Is it within the capacity of black Americans to make it in this society without the special favors variously called racial preferences, quotas, affirmative action and race-sensitive policies? What might a “yes” answer to that question assume and imply about blacks? Likewise, what would a “no” answer assume and imply?...
  • Want to 'kill white people,' says Jersey City man arrested trying to cut through funeral procession

    07/18/2014 5:09:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 18, 2014
    A Jersey City man was arrested today when he tried to cut through the funeral procession of Jersey City Detective Melvin Santiago and began shouting that he wanted to kill “white people,” officials said.
  • First Annual Trayvon Martin Day Rallies Against Racial Profiling and Guns

    07/21/2014 2:25:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 20, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    On Saturday, 200 people marched through the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles protesting racial profiling and gun violence on the first anniversary of the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin. The crowd, led by Trayvon Martin’s parents, carried banners and chanted, “What do we want?... Justice. What do we want?… Justice.” According to CBS2 Los Angeles, the rally was organized by the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which states on its website that its purpose is to “create awareness of how violent crime impacts the families of the victims and to provide support and advocacy for those families in response...
  • Is Hotel Shampoo Kind of Racist? Plus: Do people understand what “racism” actually means?

    07/21/2014 2:07:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Root ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jenée Desmond-Harris, associate editor of features
    Don Mullen: Why don’t America’s hotels provide hair products for black as well as white hair? Is there a way to get them to correct this “micro-aggression”? Jenée Desmond-Harris: Thanks for your question. I thought about the issue of hotel toiletries when I was writing the Race Manners column that answered the question, “Is Using Lotion a Black Thing?” In my opinion, the tiny moisturizer that most hotels provide is very clearly not designed for those who want or need to use it on their entire body (read: most black people). But off the top of my head, I’m not...
  • Obama: No ‘authentic’ way to be black

    07/21/2014 11:48:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | July 21, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The notion that black men need to act, dress or speak in a certain way to be “authentic” is something that "has to go," President Obama said Monday at an event promoting his initiative to aid young men of color. "The notion that there’s some authentic way of being black, that if you’re going to be black you have to act a certain way and wear a certain kind of clothes, … that has to go, because there are a whole bunch of different ways for African-American men to be authentic," Obama said. "You don’t have to act a certain...
  • When You Harm Those You Mean To Help, You Should Immediately Stop (book review)

    07/18/2014 10:55:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 18, 2014 | George Leef
    For a long time, free-market critics of programs supposedly meant to help struggling people have been pointing out that those programs are usually counterproductive. They actually harm the “beneficiaries.” Sadly, their arguments have almost always either been ignored by key politicians and opinion shapers or dismissed out of hand because those who make them are white or are said to harbor some hidden animosity towards the poor and minorities. So, what will be the reaction to Wall Street Journal writer Jason Riley’s new book, Please Stop Helping Us –How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed? Riley, who is...
  • A Year After Trayvon Martin, Who Is Leading the Race Conversation?

    07/17/2014 10:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 18, 2014 | Tierney Sneed, arts and culture writer
    Though Obama had largely avoided talking about race, he reiterated a poignant comment soon after the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman.It’s been a year since Obama made his Trayvon Martin remarks. Who has been speaking up since?Saturday marks the year anniversary of when President Barack Obama took the White House podium, unannounced, to weigh in on the verdict in the Trayvon Martin shooting. His extremely personal remarks were notable, considering the president's well-documented tendency to avoid talking about race. But in the year since Obama's brief moment of candor and concern, the national discourse on race has gone back to business...
  • Obstruct Or Impeach Obama: A Rallying Point For Republicans In 2014, Their Waterloo In 2016

    07/15/2014 7:36:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Sahara Reporters ^ | July 15, 2014 | Dr. Wumi Akintide
    The Republicans don’t want Obama's presidency remembered for anything good. They have hoped he was only going to be a one term president but Obama completely surprised them when he won a landslide victory against their best candidate, Mitt Romney. I thought the Republicans should have learnt their lessons in 6 out of 8 years of Obama and keep off messing around with the President. I thought they should have begun to understand where they went wrong and then start to make corrections. Their situation is analogous “to those who the Gods will destroy”. What usually happens to them is...
  • Obama has not failed blacks

    07/15/2014 8:49:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Los Angeles Wave ^ | July 3, 2014 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    From the moment that he set foot in the White House in January 2009, President Barack Obama has had to hear the silly charge that he has miserably failed blacks. HeÂ’s repeatedly heard it for two reasons. The first is obvious. HeÂ’s black, but more than that he actually practiced civil rights law and worked as a community organizer in poor communities on ChicagoÂ’s South Side. Therefore heÂ’s supposed to have an even greater sensitivity to the plight of the black poor. And because of that he has a duty, obligation and even mission to use the power and prestige...
  • She Once Thought Obama Was the Messiah. Now She Says ‘He Lied About Everything’ (Video)

    07/15/2014 7:51:32 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 58 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-15-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsIn October 2008, she made an emotional statement that quickly became iconic in the presidential race -- both to Obama's swooning fans and his lambasting critics. Peggy Joseph said this, minutes after an Obama speech in Sarasota, Florida, just days before the election...
  • GOP’s Impeachment Gambit (Voter ID & talking about impeachment equals Jim Crow or worse)

    07/15/2014 12:44:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America – when Black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict – should pay special attention to the national political arena now. Because the conservative movement, in its desperate mania to destroy Barack Obama’s presidency and neutralize the growing political clout of Americans of color, is dramatizing how that betrayal and the construction of a post-slavery racist society was accomplished. The tricked–up claims of “voter fraud” by state legislatures in order to deny Blacks access to the ballot box. Federal...
  • 10 Things I Learned From Eavesdropping on Conservatives Talking About ‘America’ At the Movie Theater

    07/14/2014 11:02:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    America: Imagine the World Without Her is the newest propaganda hit piece from confessed criminal and Right-wing operative Dinesh D’Souza. During my weekly visit to the movies, I saw Deliver Us From Evil. It was a movie with great potential (the connection to PTSD and the “demons” that our veterans carry home with them from war could have been more thoroughly developed) that needed a thorough rewrite and editing. I am a sucker for movies about the supernatural and occult. Therefore, I felt obligated to see Deliver Us From Evil. Dinesh D’Souza’s new “documentary” “America” was also playing at the...
  • Chicago Residents Hammer Obama On Immigration Spending, Plead For Help

    07/13/2014 2:28:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A group of protesters in Chicago called for action and heavily criticized President Obama for ignoring the high rates of violent crime in the city while spending billions of dollars to deal with an influx of illegal child immigrants into the U.S. “Do something for our children,” said one of the protesters, in a video posted at the blog Rebel Pundit. “Have the same love for these young young people like you got for the ones across the border, and you want to save them.” “With the president setting aside all of these funds for immigrants, and forsaking the African...
  • Chicago Inner City Blacks GO OFF on Obama Over Illegal Immigration “Worst President Ever”

    07/13/2014 6:08:33 AM PDT · by libstripper · 93 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul.12, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    So much for Hope and Change– Chicago southside African-Americans GO OFF on President Obama. Rebel Pundit interviewed the community this week about Barack Obama’s open border policies and his spending on the illegal immigrant community. Let’s just say – they are NOT HAPPY
  • Black American from Gang-Besieged Baltimore: 'Where Can I Get Asylum?'

    07/12/2014 6:35:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 July 2014 | Tony Lee
    Black American from Gang-Besieged Baltimore: 'Where Can I Get Asylum?' by Tony Lee 11 Jul 2014 1612 post a comment As the White House plans to spend billions of taxpayer funds to take care of illegal immigrant children who are unlawfully entering the country, some black Americans who live in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods are wondering where they and their children can get refugee status and aid. On Friday's Laura Ingraham Show, Elaine, a black woman from Baltimore, expressed her outrage that President Barack Obama is putting the interests of illegal immigrant children above those of American citizens....
  • “Where Can I Get Asylum?” (Lady in Baltimore calls Obama out)

    07/11/2014 5:55:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 11, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    That was the anguished question asked by an African-American woman from Baltimore on the Laura Ingraham radio show this morning. It ties in directly with this post from last night. Tony Lee at Breitbart.com writes: On Friday’s Laura Ingraham Show, Elaine, a black woman from Baltimore, expressed her outrage that President Barack Obama is putting the interests of illegal immigrant children above those of American citizens. Though the number of illegal immigrant children unlawfully entering the country has spiked since Obama unilaterally enacted his temporary amnesty program in 2012, the White House has said the primary cause of the border...
  • Black Brazilians Push Government to Pay Reparations for Brazilian Slavery

    07/10/2014 10:48:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | July 10, 2014 | Nick Chiles
    While the world’s eyes remain riveted on Brazil’s World Cup stadiums, most people aren’t aware that the country is also the home to one of the world’s most progressive reparations movements to repay Afro-Brazilians for their enslavement. Slavery in Brazil didn’t end until 1889, making Brazil the last nation in the Western Hemisphere to outlaw the institution, and the legacy of slavery has firmly ensconced Black Brazilians in the lower rungs of Brazilian society. “By and large, black Brazilians live in the worst housing and attend the poorest schools,” writes Roque Planas in a comprehensive two-part series for the Huffington...
  • Should Black Americans Celebrate Independence Day? [VIDEO]

    07/10/2014 1:10:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    NewsOne for Black America ^ | July 3, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Since the American colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, there have been questions of what that independence means for America’s black citizens. As early as 1781, states were officially observing Independence Day – a full 82 years before Lincoln would issue the Emancipation Proclamation and 85 years before the last slaves were freed in Galveston, Texas. Abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass was asked to speak at an Independence Day celebration in 1852 at Rochester’s Corinthian Hall. In a time when most other blacks were still not free, he gave the speech - though it may not...
  • You Want President Obama Impeached, Sarah Palin? For What? (The black backlash begins)

    07/10/2014 12:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Root ^ | July 9, 2014 | David Swerdlick, associate editor
    If she’s demanding impeachment, it would be nice if she could at least tell us what for.If you’re familiar with the oeuvre of the late conservative Internet provocateur Andrew Breitbart, you’ll know that he’s remembered among his admirers for the cri de coeur that he offered right before his death: “Apologize for WHAT?” It’s become as much a part of Tea Party lore as Rick Santelli’s CNBC rant or South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” So you’ll pardon me if I find it just a bit ironic that Breitbart.com is where Palin chose to pen her immediately infamous op-ed...
  • Black Americans: The True Casualties of Amnesty

    07/10/2014 10:02:24 AM PDT · by boycott · 37 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 9, 2014 | A. J. Delgado
    One of the sleeper issues surrounding the debate on amnesty for illegal immigrants – an inconvenient one that no proponent of a widespread amnesty wishes to acknowledge – is the devastating effect so-called immigration reform will have on African Americans. The black unemployment rate is almost 11 percent, far higher than that of any other group profiled by labor statistics. African Americans are disproportionately employed in lower-skilled jobs – the very same jobs immigrants take. As Steven Camarota asked in a recent column, why double immigration when so many people already aren’t working? Who will be harmed most by amnesty?...
  • Joe Biden: Gay Marriage Fulfills Declaration of Independence

    07/07/2014 8:34:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 7, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Friday, Vice President Joe Biden used an Independence Day celebration and speech in Philadelphia to compare gay marriage to the Civil Rights Movement and push for more gay marriage. According to The Hill, "[Biden] said he was reminded of two Philadelphias, one where the Declaration of Independence was signed 238 years ago and the other in Mississippi where civil rights workers were murdered in June 1964, two weeks before President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act." After saying that the two Philadelphias helped give meaning to the words “all men are created equal," Biden reportedly said that gay...
  • What would Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney say?

    07/05/2014 8:52:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/5/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last month for just $15.00, Mississippi’s Black Democrats may have sold out the memory of three murdered Civil Rights workers who died for them – how awful – how disgusting! It is now fifty years since the murder of 20 year old Andrew Goodman 24 year old Michael Schwerner and James Earl Chaney who was 21. They died at the hands of White Democrat Klu Klux Klansmen in the vicinity of Philadelphia, Mississippi. In the summer of 1964 Civil Rights workers who were mostly White college kids from northern states gathered in Mississippi to force the local Democrats to allow...
  • Racism in America…. Caribbean Nationals just don’t get it?

    07/04/2014 5:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Aidan Neal blog ^ | June 29, 2014 | Aidan Neal
    Caribbean immigrants who arrive to the United States are often shell-shocked by the palpable presence of racism. What is all the more surprising is that these tensions are more so perpetuated by African-Americans. Before an immigrant can experience the strife and joys of the States, they are frequently discouraged, or should I say, warned. Warned that success will most certainly be harder for them. Warned that things are different ‘here’ and that the color of your skin has in more ways that one already set them up for failure. Living in the United States as a person of color immediately...
  • Thad Cochran’s victory in Mississippi proves black voters’ leverage

    07/01/2014 11:33:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    MSNBC's The Grio ^ | July 1, 2014 | Michael Steele
    “There’s something strange about a Republican primary that’s decided by liberal Democrats.” – State Sen. Chris McDaniel. There was something strange about that primary election between six-term incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran and state Senator Chris McDaniel, period! From reports of a McDaniel supporter sneaking into the bedroom and taking a photo of Mrs. Cochran at the nursing home where she resides to the discovery of more McDaniel supporters locked inside a courthouse where ballots had been counted on primary election night, to some folks actually believing a Democrat (former Rep. Travis Childers) could win the Senate seat this Fall,...
  • New strategy: Get Democrats to vote in Republican primaries

    07/01/2014 9:48:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The come-from-behind victory of US Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in last week’s Republican runoff was noted for Cochran’s outreach to Democratic voters, to African Americans in particular, an outreach which appears to have resulted in more than enough votes to account for the senior lawmaker’s narrow margin. In declining to concede, much less congratulate his opponent, challenger Chris McDaniel (R) blamed his loss on Democrats voting in the Republican runoff, and plans to look for alleged irregularities in the voting. (SNIP) Last year there were two other examples of Democratic voters playing a significant role in Republican races. In a...
  • BREAKING: New Allegations Point to Cochran Campaign in Mississippi Senate Vote Buying Scandal

    07/01/2014 7:44:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | June 30, 2014 | Aaron Gardner
    An audio interview has surfaced in which the interviewee claims that he was to be paid by the Cochran camp to grease voters in the Mississippi GOP Senate runoff election. The audio interview, which coincides with a separate audio recording and batch of evidence produced by the newly launched GotNews.com, a project by Charles C. Johnson, alleges that the Cochran campaign conspired with a Mississippi Reverend to buy the votes of African American voters, who happen to be democrats. Before I get into the weeds of what is in the audio interview and transcript, which are both below, let me...
  • 50 years of landmark Civil Rights Act reshaped U.S.; Time to pay its slave debt

    07/01/2014 2:06:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | July 1, 2014 | William Marsden
    'Reparations are long overdue'Ed Dorn, 69, dates back to the Class of ’64. He is a member of the last generation of African Americans to have completed their entire primary and secondary education in segregated schools. He graduated from his Houston high school just before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 gave him and the U.S. an entirely new future. So when he headed to the University of Texas it was his first experience of integration. Blacks may have numbered only about 300 in a student body of 25,000 whites, but that didn’t matter. A new world beckoned. “I didn’t...
  • Conservatives say the U.S. has done enough to create equality for blacks. Young liberals agree.

    07/01/2014 1:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonk Blog ^ | July 1, 2014 | Emily Badger
    One last dip into a big Pew survey we've been discussing about on the politics and policy views of Americans. Pew surveyed more than 10,000 adults earlier this year on topics ranging from their views of Hillary Rodham Clinton to taking the bus, and the report divides their responses along a set of political typologies that group respondents into generally coherent categories across the range of policy issues: i.e., the "business conservative," the "solid liberal," the young "next generation left." Across that spectrum, there is not surprisingly wide disagreement on racial progress in America and the steps government still must...
  • With nothing to lose, a McDaniel vote by vote challenge and write-in campaign is a great idea!

    07/01/2014 8:56:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 47 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/1/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Chris McDaniel should mount a write-in campaign to be elected to the Senate from Mississippi, here’ why. The first thing to consider in the aftermath of the underhanded stunt the GOPe pulled to keep their hands on power in Mississippi is that right now the candidacy of Chris McDaniel is dead. It cannot be killed because it is dead. That said, McDaniel has nothing at all to lose and everything to gain by pursuing every legal and political option available to him and even those “not” available to him. After the votes were counted, Thad Cochran had 6693 votes more...
  • McCain on Cochran’s win: I thought Republicans wanted African-Americans voting Republican

    07/01/2014 8:11:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Breitbart, a little casual racial demagoguery towards Chris McDaniel’s tea-party base from ol’ Maverick. “Obviously, I claim credit for [Cochran's victory], but, actually, the reason why he won was that he had a really excellent get-out-the-vote campaign,” McCain told The Arizona Republic. “There are some people who are complaining that African-American voters voted. I thought one of the major priorities of the Republican Party was to get all minority and ethnic voters out to vote for Republicans.”…McCain has not yet announced whether he will seek a sixth Senate term in 2016. But McCain has acknowledged that he would...
  • Blacks to Thad Cochran: You owe us

    06/30/2014 7:51:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/30/2014 | By ANNA PALMER and LAUREN FRENCH
    Thad Cochran won a primary runoff by turning out the black vote. Now they are asking — what are you going to do for us? Already the members of the Congressional Black Caucus are talking about what they want Cochran to do. The wish list is filling up with ideas like maintaining funding for food stamps, beefing up programs that help poor blacks in Mississippi and even supporting the Voting Rights Act. “Absolutely we have expectations,’’ Rep Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), said in an interview. And while Cochran beat back a tea party challenger by reminding voters, particularly black voters, that...
  • Thad Cochran’s victory shows voting rights well protected (Yes, he went there)

    06/29/2014 7:17:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 29, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    Tea Party insurgent Chris McDaniel came tantalizingly close to knocking off Senator Thad Cochran in Mississippi’s Republican primary runoff last week, but a surge in black voter turnout saved the six-term incumbent’s bacon. Cochran’s election to a seventh term in November now seems a foregone conclusion, and boy, are a lot of conservatives mad. “There is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that’s decided by liberal Democrats,” McDaniel fumed on election night, slamming Cochran and the GOP establishment for “once again reaching across the aisle [and] abandoning the conservative movement.” But whatever else the election outcome meant, Cochran’s...
  • One Dead, Four Wounded In Los Angeles BET Awards Party Shooting

    06/29/2014 4:13:43 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 6-29-2014 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Victoria Cavaliere, Reuters June 29, 2014 One person was killed and four others wounded in an early Sunday shooting at a pre-party in Los Angeles ahead of the Black Entertainment Television Awards show, police said. The gunman fired several rounds at the gathering at a restaurant and banquet hall about 3 miles (5 km) west of downtown before fleeing, the Los Angeles Police Department said. One of three people taken to local hospitals by ambulance died, police said. The other two people wounded were in stable condition after seeking their own medical care at area hospitals, police said. It was...
  • Why liberals should stop trying to ‘help’ black Americans

    06/28/2014 2:00:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 28, 2014 | Jason L. Riley
    The civil-rights struggles of the mid-20th century were liberalism at its best. The efforts culminated in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which outlawed racial discrimination in employment and education and ensured the ability of blacks to register and vote. But what about the social policy and thinking that arose from the ruins of Jim Crow? Good intentions aside, which efforts have facilitated black advancement, and which efforts have impeded it? Many liberals today don’t seem particularly interested in asking this question, even though 50 years into the war on...
  • Was Thad Cochran’s Victory The GOP Establishment’s Most Pyrrhic Yet? (John Feehery mentioned again)

    06/27/2014 2:09:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 27, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    The Republican Party continues to enjoy a vibrant battle between its establishment stronghold and small-government insurgents sometimes described as the Tea Party. Republican establishment political strategist Karl Rove responded to older-than-Methuselah, longtime-incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran’s runoff victory in Mississippi this week with a Wall Street Journal column about how Tea Party groups had “taken a beating” this primary season. The column explained that entrenched incumbents with huge war chests and the backing of the party establishment have won more often than challengers, which is undoubtedly true. It is worth noting that Rove did not mention the tremendous victory local and...
  • Trayvon Martin Gun Control Laws Attacking Stand Your Ground In South Carolina

    06/27/2014 1:54:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 27, 2014 | Staff
    So-called Trayvon Martin gun control laws are still being supported by family lawyer Benjamin Crump, who has been traveling the nation campaigning against the expansion of Stand Your Ground laws in various states. At the same time, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy martin, have been active in helping with the Trayvon Martin Foundation. In a related report by The Inquisitr, a Trayvon Martin monument was created by an artist who is attempting to say that social changes have not yet advanced far enough since the Civil War. George Zimmerman’s lawsuit against NBC claims the company’s employees purposefully edited audio...
  • Blacks Need More Racists

    06/27/2014 11:01:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    BlackPressUSA ^ | June 23, 2014 | Raynard Jackson
    A few weeks ago, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) made a stunning announcement that caused a lot of consternation in the Black community. UNCF had accepted a $ 25 million contribution from Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation. Under normal circumstances, David and Charles Koch – the brothers who control the two entities – would be applauded for their generosity. But some Blacks have labeled the Koch brothers as racist simply because they are White, conservative, and libertarians who believe in smaller government, lower taxes and ballot integrity. However, when the critics are asked to specify what has...
  • Black Voters Saved Thad Cochran & GOP Establishment. Here's What Republicans Owe Them In Return

    06/25/2014 11:17:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 25, 2014 | Alec MacGillis
    Chris McDaniel, the arch-conservative state senator who unexpectedly lost his primary runoff election yesterday to unseat Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, is dead right: The race was decided by non-Republicans. And not just that, but a certain type of non-Republicans taking advantage of the state's open-primary system: African-Americans, or, as McDaniel referred to them in his defiant non-concession speech, “liberal Democrats,” which appears to be the de-racialized code word of choice for some conservative Republicans when talking about black voters. The evidence is in the maps and numbers. Turnout was up statewide compared with the June 3 primary in which McDaniel...
  • As Cochran Courts Blacks, Tea Party Vows to Police Polls

    06/24/2014 3:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 24, 2014 | Jonathan Weisman
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. — With only hours before the polls were to close in the Republican Senate runoff here, Senator Thad Cochran’s campaign was still reaching out to traditional black Democrats in his effort to defeat his Tea Party-backed opponent, State Senator Chris McDaniel. But turnout in African-American precincts appeared to be low, and McDaniel supporters were optimistic. The hard feelings generated by the race were also in evidence, with both conservative groups and the N.A.A.C.P. sending out poll watchers to look for what they considered to be fraud or intimidation. The United States Justice Department also said that it was...
  • Dream Defenders to try to mobilize youth vote in Hillsborough & Polk Counties (Florida)

    06/24/2014 1:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Creative Loafing - Tampa Bay ^ | June 24, 2014 | Mitch Perry
    Last summer, student activists in Florida known as the Dream Defenders held one of the longest sit-in demonstrations in recent Tallahassee history, as they attempted to get Rick Scott to call for a special session on the controversial Stand Your Ground self-defense law. The sit-in began just days after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Though Scott declined to convene such a session, the group received national attention for their actions, and they vowed that they would be back in 2014 to educate thousands of new voters in advance of the 2014 state elections. That's...
  • What!!!? Actor Will Smith to Produced the George Zimmerman Story?

    06/20/2014 6:35:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | June 20, 2014 | Eric L. Wattree
    Americannews.com, Power105.1fm.com, and several other entertainment sites on the web are reporting that Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment, which produced I Am Legend, Hancock, The Karate Kid, is producing the George Zimmerman Story, staring Smith’s son, Jaden Smith, as Trayvon Martin. According to reports, the film is targeted to be released in the Spring of 2015 and George Zimmerman himself will be working on the film as a consultant for, get this – $3.2 million. When I first saw the report I couldn’t believe my eyes. . We contacted Overbrook Entertainment to get confirmation on this story, but they referred us...
  • The Ambitious Plan to Teach 100,000 Poor Kids to Code (Guess who's in charge of it?)

    06/19/2014 8:04:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Time ^ | June 19, 2014 | Denver Nicks
    #YesWeCode looks to close the coding inequality gap Shortly after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February 2012, liberal activist Van Jones was talking with his friend Prince—yes, that Prince—about the circumstances of the shooting. More “I think he made the observation,” Jones told TIME, “that when African-American young people wear hoodies people think they’re thugs, but when white kids wear hoodies you assume that they’re going to be dot-com billionaires,” a reference to the outerwear favored by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his ilk. “We just started thinking: ‘Well, how do we turn that around?’” Out of that...
  • Gay, white professor sues historically black university for discrimination

    06/19/2014 9:45:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A white professor is suing Alabama State University (ASU) over claims the historically black university discriminated against him and his partner based on their race and sexual orientation. According to the lawsuit filed in federal court on June 11, Dr. John Garland is suing the ASU and eight current and former employees for racially discriminating against applicants for university positions and subsequently targeting him when he retaliated against those practices. “[Garland’s supervisor] expressed his opinion, stated or implied, that Dr. Garland did not belong at the University and was not ‘suited to [the University’s] type of students’ because Dr. Garland...
  • New York’s “Whites on jury duty” effect just being noticed by the media

    06/19/2014 9:07:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Nevertheless, those who recognized what they were looking at when they were called to jury duty during the Rudy Giuliani years (1994 – 2001) had no trouble understanding why crime was going down in New York City. My own experience told me all I needed to know about why the “good guys” had started to win the war to save the city. In May 1995 I was called to serve on a jury in Richmond County one of the five counties that make up New York City. I had served as a police officer in the county (known as Staten...
  • How Americans are duped by race-baiting: Fletcher reviews book that blows lid off Trayvon legacy

    06/17/2014 8:13:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 17, 2014 | Jim Fletcher
    The vast majority of Americans are not racist. In fact, minorities in this country enjoy legal protections not found in many other countries, and the American spirit of pulling oneself up by the bootstraps is pretty much the gauge by which the population lives. It is absurd, for example, to cry racism (Al Sharpton) when millions of white men rabidly cheer for mostly black professional sports teams. In 2008, the country even elected a black man as president. So it is with bitter irony that we note the escalation of race baiting at the highest levels of politics and media....
  • A Church-PAC Link Raises Questions in Mississippi(Cochran exhorts black Dems to vote in GOP primary)

    06/17/2014 4:47:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 16, 2014 | Derek Willis
    The full-page advertisement in Mississippi Link, a weekly newspaper aimed at black residents of Jackson, the state’s capital, urged readers to vote for Senator Thad Cochran in the June 3 Republican primary. That might be unremarkable except for one thing: The political action committee that paid for the ad shares an address and leadership with a local church. “All Citizens for Mississippi” did not appear to exist at the time of the ad’s publication. Its registration as a super PAC with the Federal Election Commission was posted online last week and contains one important clue about its origins. All Citizens...
  • White supremacy meets “black boy rage”: Why Tupac’s needed more today than ever

    06/16/2014 5:56:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | June 16, 2014 | Mychal Denzel Smith
    Tupac would have turned 43 today. In age of Trayvon and Jordan Davis, here's why we have a hard time letting him go. Tupac Shakur lived for twenty-five years. I was nine years-old when he died and twenty-five seemed so grown to me. Twenty-five sounded like you had lived. It wasn’t until I started approaching twenty-five myself that I realized how close to black boyhood Tupac, born forty-three years ago to the day, was when he died. I think that’s part of the reason we have a hard time letting him go. For all of his faults (and there were...
  • Why O.J.'s Saga Lives and Trayvon's Died

    06/13/2014 1:13:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 13, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    Twenty years ago this week, former football great O.J. Simpson savagely attacked and killed his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. The double murder and subsequent trial generated a small library of videos and books, the most recent of the latter being Kim Goldman’s, Can't Forgive: My 20-Year Battle with O.J. Simpson. I just finished Goldman’s insightful memoir yesterday. I must have read at least ten other books on the case. A year ago this week, the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin began in Sanford, Florida. Although not as sensational as Simpson’s, Zimmerman’s...