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  • SALLY KOHN: What white people need to know, and do, after Ferguson

    11/28/2014 12:51:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Washington Post's PostEverything Blog ^ | November 28, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    <p>Benefiting from white privilege is automatic. Defending white privilege is a choice.</p> <p>In the days before the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, when Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon decided to impose a pre-emptive state of emergency, a white relative posted on my Facebook page, “Better to be prepared for the worse, than to have racially charged riot. [sic] At that point, no one cares what your political view points are, who you married or what God you pray too, only that you are White and you are Wrong.” This essay is for my cousin and every other white person who is well meaning but somehow feels hopelessly polarized in a racially polarized debate. It doesn’t have to be that way.</p>
  • Why blacks are urging a Black Friday boycott

    11/27/2014 5:36:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2014 | Soledad O'Brien and Rose Arce
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Once again, the streets are electric with anger after a white police officer evades charges for fatally shooting a black man. Sirens screech and wood batons push back marchers protesting from Missouri to New York to Los Angeles. This time the cadence of "No Justice, No Peace" has been replaced with "Hand's Up. Don't Shoot." But there was another sign raised above the crowd in a recent protest in New York: "Doing Nothing with Saying Nothing. Changes Nothing." The mathematics of this one are clear. Something's gotta give. A loose network led by African Americans in the film and arts...
  • Why Ferguson Should Matter to Asian-Americans

    11/27/2014 5:05:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jack Linshi
    Ferguson isn’t simply black versus white. A peculiar Vine floated around social media Monday evening following the grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Mo. The short video shows an Asian-American shopkeeper standing in his looted store, with a hands-in-his-pockets matter-of-factness and a sad slump to his facial expression. “Are you okay, sir?” an off-screen cameraman asks. “Yes,” the storeowner says, dejectedly. The clip is only a few seconds, but it highlights the question of where Asian-Americans stand in the black and white palette often used to paint incidents like Ferguson. In the story of a white cop’s killing of a black...
  • Clavell Jackson: People of Color, Women Can’t Afford to Be Average

    11/27/2014 9:59:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    EURWeb ^ | November 27, 2014 | Clavell Jackson
    *I have previously written several articles about how most Americans are pretty clueless. The results of the last elections showed that. A lot of Americans stayed home, and people from states that depend heavily on government programs, such as food stamps, welfare and social security, elected Republicans — the very people who have said they plan to slash these programs. MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, the architect of Obamacare, caught flak for referring to American voters as stupid, but he is right. Bill Maher, who is known for his biting comedy, recently ran a video montage showing all the times...
  • # Mike Brown Street Rebels Hope to Turn Violent Protests Into Political Movement (Like the TEA Party

    11/27/2014 1:11:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    RbG Black Rebels, the terror group that put a bounty on Officer Darren Wilson’s head, is hoping the #FTP ([expletive] the police?) will turn into a large political movement like the Obama-hating Tea Party.Of course, we all know who they will caucus with. RbG Black Rebels which calls itself a “Political Action Group and Urban Militia” posted photos of the 7.62 and 9mm ammo they stockpiled in anticipation of the St. Louis County Michael Brown decision.The radical group also threatened Ferguson business owners. RbG Black Rebels @BlackRebels_Stl If any store owner in Ferg/Stl shoots or harms any protesters i promise...
  • Ferguson Is the Wrong Tragedy to Wake America Up [groan]

    11/26/2014 8:38:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | November 24, 2014 | Professor John McWhorter, Columbia University
    For many, the main lesson of the Ferguson verdict is that Michael Brown would still be alive if he were white — that Darren Wilson’s gunshots were the spawn of the racism always just beneath the surface of the white American soul. However, in light of what we heard last night, I feel that the Ferguson incident is instructive to America in a larger sense. The key element in the Brown-Wilson encounter was not any specific action either man took — it was the preset hostility to the cops that Brown apparently harbored. And that hostility was key because it...
  • In Darren Wilson's Testimony, Familiar Themes About Black Men

    11/26/2014 7:09:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    National Public Radio's Code Switch ^ | November 26, 2014 | Frederica Boswell and Amruta Trivedi
    After Michael Brown was shot dead in August, his mother, Leslie McSpadden, said, "My son was sweet. He didn't mean any harm to anybody." He was, she said, "a gentle giant." But when police officer Darren Wilson fired the shot that ended Brown's life, he saw things differently. "I felt like a five-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan," he said in his testimony to the grand jury. "That's just how big he felt and how small I felt." Wilson said "the only way" he could describe Brown's "intense aggressive face" was that it looked like "a demon." He feared for his...
  • Rand Paul: Partisan Primaries Are ‘Biggest Obstacle’ to Attracting Nonpartisan Voters

    Much has been said this month, both by and about the junior Republican senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul. During last week’s appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, the late-night talk show host broached the possibility of supporting Paul in a 2016 presidential run. Maher said: “I know you’re thinking of running for President and in some states I know you can get Independents like me. I’ve said that. I am available to the Rand Paul campaign…” As part of a strategy to reach outside of typical Republican circles, Paul did another interview with Salon.com’s Joel Keller, which was published...
  • I don't know if I should write this (Probably not)

    11/26/2014 10:10:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    CannonFire ^ | November 26, 2014 | Joseph Cannon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)What to write? What to write? I spent all day yesterday trying to think of the right way to respond to the injustices of Ferguson. Anyone unfortunate enough to get within listening distance heard some pretty brutal words -- the kind of words which, if published, might have gotten me into trouble. The following may seem intemperate. Those around me have heard worse. While downtown Baltimore yesterday, I talked to an older black guy who derided the rioters in Ferguson. He recalled the riots of April 1968, which destroyed a sector of this city which has never been properly rebuilt....
  • Will the Real Black Americans Please stand up

    11/26/2014 9:53:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 25, 2014 | Charles R. Patrick Furguson
    Five minute video at link. What do you think?
  • The Ferguson Fraud

    11/26/2014 9:36:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 25, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    The bitter irony of the Michael Brown case is that if he had actually put his hands up and said don't shoot, he would almost certainly be alive today. His family would have been spared an unspeakable loss, and Ferguson, Missouri wouldn't have experienced multiple bouts of rioting, including the torching of at least a dozen businesses the night it was announced that Officer Darren Wilson wouldn't be charged with a crime. Instead, the credible evidence (i.e., the testimony that doesn't contradict itself or the physical evidence) suggests that Michael Brown had no interest in surrendering. After committing an act...
  • Conservative Bloggers PHYSICALLY TOSSED OUT of Sharpton Presser (Video)

    11/25/2014 4:59:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Conservative blogger Adam Sharp and an associate were PHYSICALLY TOSSED OUT of Al Sharpton’s presser today. The bloggers were physically pushed out of St. Mark’s Church in Ferguson after one was overheard saying, “That ought to stir the pot,” during Sharpton’s divisive speech. The bloggers said the group physically pushed them from the room and followed them to their car and took photos of their plates. Sharpton lashed out at the conservatives and continued his contentious speech. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Progressives Today @ProgsToday Prayers for @SharpElbowsNet's safety after he was assaulted by angry race mob at @TheRevAl #Ferguson presser. 1:41 PM -...
  • ‘Ferguson [expletive]’

    11/25/2014 3:07:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Color Lines - News For Action ^ | November 25, 2014 | Akiba Solomon
    The Darren Wilson grand jury has decided that the officer will not be indicted for the August 9 fatal shooting of unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown. The decision comes within the context of intense local and national protesting and organizing. So what does the lack of an indictment in the Michael Brown killing mean? Here's what leading activists and thinkers told Colorlines immediately after the decision was announced: Patrisse Cullors, executive director of Dignity and Power Now and co-founder of Black Lives Matter How do you feel about the decision? The decision to not indict Darren Wilson is infuriating, frightening,...
  • What's next for the Michael Brown family?

    11/25/2014 2:43:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | November 25, 2014 | Phil Gast
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Are protests taking place near you? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.His mother ran down the street, tears streaming down her face. His father said he was "devastated." When a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in his fatal shooting, Michael Brown's family believed they were denied justice. Ahead of the decision announced late Monday, Michael Brown Sr. called for calm. After word of the grand jury decision broke, some protesters smashed the windows of a police cruiser and tried to overturn it. Others picked...
  • U.S. authorities need to build trust on race issues: U.N. rights chief (Jordanian Prince)

    11/25/2014 1:57:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News Canada / Reuters ^ | November 25, 2014 | Tom Miles
    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. authorities need to tackle a "deep and festering" mistrust in some sectors of the population and examine how race relations affect law enforcement, the U.N.'s human rights chief said on Tuesday. About a dozen buildings in surburban Ferguson, Missouri, burned overnight and police fired tear gas at protesters angry that a grand jury had cleared police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at the United Nations said he was "deeply concerned at the disproportionate number of young African Americans who die in encounters with police officers,...
  • Obama's Big Ferguson Failure

    11/25/2014 1:10:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Interest ^ | November 25, 2014 | Robert W. Merry
    "This is precisely what presidents of the United States should not do in such circumstances."President Obama’s statement issued in the White House pressroom minutes after the announcement of the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson wasn’t just a botch. It was a tragic botch. On the surface, the president sought to strike a measured and balanced tone, and he hit many of the right notes in his brief statement—to wit, we are a nation of laws, the decision was the grand jury’s to make, there is no excuse for violence, and so on and so forth....
  • Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)

    11/25/2014 6:27:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter: Would It Kill You To Hire More Black Cops? (Yes) Ann Coulter August 27, 2014 As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, the “voices of oppression” on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren’t enough blacks on the Ferguson police force. As Brown may or may not have said seconds before his death: I give up. If the Ferguson police are forced to hire more minorities and women for the sake of...
  • Rudy Giuliani saved thousands of black Americans

    11/25/2014 5:40:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2014 | Carol Brown
    This past week-end on Meet the Press, former NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani was insulted and smeared by fellow panelist and MSNBC host Michale  Eric Dyson. Dyson went so far as to accuse Guiliani of having a mentality akin to white supremacists. This is all the left has when confronted with the truth, which is exactly what Guiliani provided as he cited crime stats. But Dyson would have none of it. (I wrote about the exchange, here.) Guiliani has continued to try to place facts between the ears of anyone out there who appears allergic to them when he was...
  • Congressional Black Caucus denounces Ferguson grand jury

    11/25/2014 12:37:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 24, 2014 | Kendall Breitman
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Monday called the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson a “slap in the face” for those seeking justice for the death of Michael Brown “The Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown is a miscarriage of justice,” CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) said in a statement released after the decision was announced late Monday evening in Missouri. “It is a slap in the face to Americans nationwide who continue to hope and believe that justice will prevail.” “This decision...
  • MSNBC Guest: If Wilson Isn’t Indicted, ‘Value Of Black Life Doesn’t Exist’ [VIDEO]

    11/24/2014 4:34:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 24, 2014 | Alex Griswold
    Attorney Lizz Brown said on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” that if there are no charges brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the “quality and the value of black life does not exist.” “I think there has to be real change, but how do you define real change under these circumstances?” she said. “If this grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson, then the real change has to come from changing people’s understandings and world views. If Darren Wilson is not indicted in this case for the killing of Mike Brown, that says that the quality and the value of black...
  • Brown Family Lawyer: Grand Jury Process Against Wilson ‘Completely Unfair’

    11/23/2014 9:28:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 23, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Benjamin Crump, attorney for Michael Brown’s family, called into question the grand jury proceedings against police officer Darren Wilson, saying the prosecutor was showing an unprecedented amount of deference in the case. “Why do we accept that when police kill our children, we’re just going to have this grand jury proceeding, and it’s different from everything else?” Crump said. “It’s a problem with our system, when we have the local prosecutor, who has this symbiotic relationship with the local police department, and the local police officers, and has no relationship—” “It sounds like you’ve prejudged what the grand jury is...
  • Annie remake: casting of black lead provokes negative Twitter posts

    11/23/2014 12:40:10 PM PST · by BBell · 98 replies
    http://www.theguardian.com ^ | Sunday 9 March 2014
    Name: Annie. Age: 11. Appearance: Headstrong, smartass, black. Hold on a minute. Annie's not black. She's a little blonde Swiss girl who lives in the mountains. That's Heidi, you idiot. Annie's the little red-headed girl who looks like Sideshow Bob. But this new version of Annie doesn't look anything like Sideshow Bob. That's because in this remake she is being played by Oscar-nominated actor Quvenzhané Wallis.
  • Private Military Contractors Hired to Move Guns and Gold Out of Ferguson

    11/23/2014 9:39:53 AM PST · by blam · 100 replies
    Vice News ^ | November 21, 2014 | Claire Ward
    Claire Ward, VICE News November 22, 2014 Business owners in the St. Louis, Missouri area have hired private military contractors to transport guns and gold, fearing their shops will be targeted by looters if a grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in the St. Louis County suburb of Ferguson. "There's a lot of people that brought in a lot of money to have people secure their assets," said Stephen King, owner of Metro Shooting Supplies gun shop, a 15-minute drive from Ferguson. "Some of those people spent $10 an hour...
  • FBI arrests two would-be Ferguson bomb suspects: law enforcement source

    11/22/2014 4:24:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22, 2014 | Daniel Wallis
    Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, a law enforcement official told Reuters. Word of the arrests, reported by a number of media outlets Friday, came ahead of the grand jury's widely anticipated decision on whether the white police officer who fatally shot Brown, an unarmed black teenager, should be indicted on criminal charges. The Aug. 9 slaying of 18-year-old Brown under disputed circumstances became a flashpoint for U.S. racial tensions, triggering weeks...
  • See How Atlanta’s Preparing For Ferguson Protests

    11/21/2014 8:13:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WVEE-FM V103 The People's Station ^ | November 21, 2014 | Maria Boynton, anchor
    Janice Mathis with Rainbow Push Coalition says she’s never seen anything like it, nothing so deliberate and focused on a particular incident that was about to happen. According to Mathis, “I’ve seen meetings sort of like this in the aftermath of Jena, or in the aftermath of Trayvon, but I’ve never seen anything like this in preparation for an announcement.” Close to 200 metro Atlanta law men and women, administrators from various jurisdictions, members of clergy and civil rights organizations, along with high school and college students gathered Thursday afternoon inside the chambers of the DeKalb County School Board. They...
  • Darren Wilson and the status quo (Up is down, night is day, etc.)

    11/20/2014 11:56:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The St. Louis American ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jamala Rogers
    In the 100-plus days since Mike Brown was gunned down by Darren Wilson, we have seen incredible incompetence and intractable racist behavior by the white power structure in the St. Louis metropolitan region. Every week since August 9 there have been acts of defiance and missed opportunities to show real leadership because of institutional racism. As tensions mount in anticipation of the grand jury announcement, we have to ask ourselves, “Why is an entire system working so hard to protect one cop?” We are now on the brink of the grand jury announcement with plenty of angst and fear to...
  • Black youth and the movement for reparations

    11/20/2014 8:20:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Final Call ^ | November 18, 2014 | Richard B. Muhammad, editor in chief
    Reparations, redress for slavery and centuries of suffering, was a major part of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Holy Day of Atonement address in Jamaica last month. It was also the topic when the Minister listened to scholars and spoke to students during the discussion “Revitalizing The Reparations Movement” at Chicago State University in Chicago, Illinois earlier this year. In both messages the Minister spoke passionately and clearly about the Black plight and a willingness to confront the enemy to demand reparatory justice. “When you really think about those who went before us, and the price that they paid to...
  • Only some civil disobedience is tolerable to the media

    11/20/2014 7:10:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Much hay is being made in the media about an offhand comment made by Senator Tom Coburn yesterday, when he speculated that national anger over executive amnesty could result in acts of protest. Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence in reaction to President Obama’s executive order on immigration Thursday. “The country’s going to go nuts, because they’re going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it’s going to be a very serious situation,” Coburn said on Capital Download. “You’re...
  • Amnesty for illegals throws Black America off the bus

    11/20/2014 7:54:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    CDN Communites Digital News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Kevin Fobbs
    Amnesty for illegals throws Black America off the bus By Kevin Fobbs, Communities Digital News America's future. CLEVELAND, November 19, 2014 — With the stroke of a pen, President Barack Obama will strip black Americans and their children of their economic civil rights and opportunities in favor of illegal alien immigrants. Obama has decided to turn back the clock on black Americans’ hard-won rights by his planned executive order, set for 8 p.m., November 20. According to the New York Times, Obama will use his executive authority to provide work permits for up to five million people who are in...
  • The Silence of the ‘Colored People’: NAACP says nothing about 3 conservative blacks in congress

    11/20/2014 7:43:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    Voters on Election Day chose Tim Scott as South Carolina’s U.S. senator. They also sent Utah’s Mia Love and Texas’s Will Hurd to the U.S. House of Representatives. Thus, the 114th Congress will include three black Republicans. This is a new high-water mark for black Americans. Too bad the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People couldn’t care less. (America’s oldest civil-rights organization still plasters that retrograde expression all over its logo and website.) NAACP has yet to congratulate, acknowledge, or even attack Scott, Love, and Hurd — now America’s three most powerful elected black Republicans. What you hear...
  • Black Pete, Symbol of Dutch Resistance against Invaders, Wins

    11/19/2014 9:01:35 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Saturday, in the Dutch historical city of Gouda, the police arrested no fewer than 90 people, protesting both for and against the "Black Pete" blackface character appearing at a children's party marking the beginning of the traditional pre-Christmas, gift-giving festival of Saint Nicholas. "Sixty people were arrested for demonstrating in unauthorised areas, and 30 for disturbing the peace" said police spokeswoman Yvette Verboon. You may wonder what could happen during a festive gathering, held to celebrate the arrival of St. Nicholas, to cause such a law-and-order turmoil. It's our old friend political correctness at work, with attendant accusations of...
  • Failing to Indict Darren Wilson Won’t End the Movement Against Police Violence

    11/19/2014 8:17:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 19, 2014 | Mychal Denzel Smith
    Not for a second have I believed that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would be indicted for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown. Not in the moments after hearing about the shooting, not during the four hours Brown’s body lay in the streets, not when the police attacked protesters in the first few weeks of demonstration, and not during the subsequent three months of organizing and rebellion. And with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s recent declaration of a state of emergency ahead of the imminent grand jury decision, I have even less reason to believe charges will be brought against Wilson, as the...
  • A racial state of emergency: How we prepare for devastation in Ferguson

    11/19/2014 4:25:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | November 19, 2014 | Professor Brittney Cooper, Rutgers
    As we await the inevitable in Ferguson, here's one way for black folks to find joy -- and galvanize the movement. A state of emergency has been declared in Ferguson, Missouri, while a nation awaits a grand jury decision concerning the indictment of Michael Brown’s killer. That hundreds of thousands of dollars in new military equipment has been purchased by the police in anticipation of the decision suggests that Officer Darren Wilson will get away with his crimes. Ferguson activists have been actively preparing themselves for the inevitable for weeks now, but as young preacher and activist Nyle Fort remarked,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Janice Dickinson Details Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Accusations: He Raped Me

    11/18/2014 6:38:53 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 211 replies
    ET ^ | 18 Nov 14 | Antoinette Bueno
    With rape allegations against Bill Cosby mounting, supermodel Janice Dickinson tells ET in a new interview that the comedian sexually assaulted her in 1982. Dickinson, now 59, recalls first meeting Cosby, now 77, when her agent set up a meeting with him to hire her for a role on The Cosby Show. After they had dinner, she says their next conversation was when he called her out of the blue while she was in rehab for drugs and alcohol. Following her stay in rehab, Dickinson says Cosby reached out to her during a trip to Bali and had her travel...
  • [Democratic St. Louis Alderman] Antonio French Thinks Grand Jury May Indict Darren Wilson

    11/17/2014 7:34:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    St. Louis Public Radio ^ | November 16, 2014 | Camille Phillips
    Many protest leaders in and around Ferguson have expressed doubt that the grand jury will indict Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. But St. Louis Alderman Antonio French says he thinks an indictment is possible. “I have not given up hope that there will be an indictment,” French said. “I think the evidence warrants at least a trial. And I think ultimately that’s what the community needs in order to heal the long-term wounds.” French does agree with the general consensus that if the grand jury does not indict Wilson there will be large-scale protests. The alderman was...
  • Sowell: A Legacy of Liberalism

    11/17/2014 2:20:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 18, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said there were "phrases that serve as an excuse for not thinking." One of these phrases that substitute for thought today is one that depicts the current problems of blacks in America as "a legacy of slavery." New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof asserts that there is "overwhelming evidence that centuries of racial subjugation still shape inequity in the 21st century" and he mentions "the lingering effects of slavery." But before we become overwhelmed, that evidence should be checked out. The evidence offered by Mr. Kristof in the November 16th issue of the New...
  • 'How to Get Away With Murder:' Ferguson

    11/16/2014 7:46:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 14, 2014 | Will Bunch
    The shorter version of this week's news out of Ferguson is basically this: Tin soldiers and Nixon coming. The grand jury investigation of the shooting of teenager Mike Brown, by the Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson has dragged on for weeks, from the hot summer afternoon when Brown's corpse was left to rot on the street for four long hours, to this week's polar vortex. This cold snap makes it even more likely that authorities will finally announce the decision they've been carefully grooming for weeks, that Officer Wilson will not be charged with murdering an unarmed 18-year-old. Still,...
  • Obama Met With Ferguson Activists – Said He’s Concerned They “Stay on Course”

    11/16/2014 7:12:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 16, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    President Obama met with Ferguson protest leaders on November 5th, the day after the midterm elections. The meeting was not on his daily schedule. He was concerned that the protesters “stay on course.” What does that mean? And why is the president meeting with the violent Mike Brown protesters before a verdict is reached in the court case? The Ferguson protesters have looted over 100 businesses in the St. Louis area. The New York Times hid this in the 21st paragraph of their report: But leaders here say that is the nature of a movement that has taken place, in...
  • Panel talks image of Black men in news

    11/15/2014 7:35:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | November 14, 2014 | Samaria Bailey
    The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) hosted a discussion on “The Black Male Image through the Media” at its general body Chapter Meeting on Tuesday. The discussion was moderated by PABJ President Johann Calhoun and featured four culture, social, media and education leaders who offered their perspectives and suggested solutions. “Black men are special. We are the only group of individuals in America that, when we leave our house in the morning, we have no idea what’s going to happen,” said Father’s Day Rally Committee (FDRC) President Bilal Qayyum, one of the discussion’s panelists. “We don’t know whether we...
  • RACE IN AMERICA: Ferguson and tribalism; Craige McMillan asserts 'there is good money in slavery'

    11/15/2014 3:45:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 14, 2014 | Craige McMillan
    “trib·al·ism noun: loyalty to a tribe or other social group especially when combined with strong negative feelings for people outside the group” (Merriam Webster Dictionary) It’s been 151 years since the end of slavery in America. That end, we should understand, came at the cost of 629,000 lives lost in a civil war, the vast majority of those deaths white – not black – soldiers. While some of black America seem to have gotten the word, a whole lot of others haven’t. Isn’t it time America asked itself, “Why is that?” Well, one of the reasons is that there is...
  • Ferguson Tweet Cost Texas Teacher Her Job; #VinitaHegwood Trends on Twitter

    11/15/2014 1:18:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    China Topix ^ | November 14, 2014 | Vittorio Hernandez
    It's official. A racially offensive tweet cost Dallas English high school teacher Vinita Hegwood her job. The trustees of the Duncanville Independent School District, in a special meeting on Friday morning, confirmed her discharge over a comment she made on her personal Twitter account about the Ferguson shooting that resulted in the death of Michael Brown. The trustees stressed that it gave Hegwood, a teacher for 20 years, an opportunity to explain her side, but they nevertheless decided to fire her. Hegwood actually resigned from Duncanville High School, although she was suspended without pay first following her tweet. Hegwood told...
  • Why Democrats Can’t Win Over White Working-Class Voters

    11/15/2014 8:28:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | November 14, 2014 | Jamelle Bouie
    The party’s economic populism doesn’t reach that far.The Democratic Party styles itself a fighter for the working class. But a substantial part of that class—the white part—wants nothing to do with it. If we count the white working class as whites without college degrees, then congressional Democrats lost them by 30 points in last week’s elections, contributing to losses in states as diverse as Iowa, Maine, Colorado, North Carolina, and Florida. But then none of this is new. Democrats lost working class whites by a similar margin in 2010, with almost identical results: A wipeout of Senate seats, House districts,...
  • 10 Black Things Liberals Just Don't Understand

    11/14/2014 4:08:29 PM PST · by all the best · 29 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | November 14, 2014 | Gavin McInnes
    Liberals love blacks but they love them like a fantasy football team, not like human beings. Black poverty is the crux of the leftist argument. The ethos goes: if you’re a Democrat, you want to help the impoverished African-Americans. If you’re a Republican, you want them to be attacked by German shepherds. As far as actual black culture goes, liberals are disappointed that they aren’t all wearing corduroy blazers with elbow patches and listening to NPR. They believe black culture has been hit with “systemic” (gawd, they love that word) problems, including a lack of education when it comes to...
  • Protesters reportedly planning to shut down Missouri city after Brown decision (Clayton)

    11/14/2014 12:17:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 14, 2014
    Protesters in Missouri are reportedly planning to shut down Clayton following a grand jury decision on whether a suburban St. Louis officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown should face charges. The protesters want to financially hurt Clayton, a city of roughly 15,000 residents that borders St. Louis, where organizers met late Thursday to hopefully attract hundreds if not thousands of people to show up on the first workday after the grand jury reaches a decision, KTVI reports. The protesters will meet in public spaces and may spread out in small groups, possibly to take part in civil disobedience like...
  • Brown family urges police, protester restraint

    11/13/2014 10:50:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CLAYTON, Mo. — Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown are urging restraint by both protesters and police once a grand jury decides whether the suburban St. Louis officer who shot him should face charges. Attorneys Anthony Gray and Benjamin Crump held a press conference Thursday outside the St. Louis County Justice Center, where the grand jury is meeting and Dr. Michael Baden, who performed a private autopsy on the family's behalf, was scheduled to testify. Brown's parents, who were in Geneva this week as the U.N. Committee Against Torture heard testimony about U.S. policies, did not attend....
  • Ferguson protest organizers: ‘I sleep, eat and breathe this.’

    11/11/2014 8:56:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2014 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    It was 8:30 a.m., and DeRay Mckesson was at a McDonald’s here, the place humming with customers despite riots that left the businesses on both sides boarded up. With two iPhones and a laptop glowing on the table before him, Mckesson began editing the slickly curated newsletter of articles, tweets and photographs that he and a friend have published almost every day since an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown, was shot by a police officer just around the corner. Mckesson’s readership has been mounting as tensions in Ferguson are again on the rise ahead of a grand jury’s decision, expected in...
  • Recent college graduates are pushing lower-income African Americans out of cities

    10/30/2014 2:42:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Eric Tang
    How do we make sense of the fact that America’s most progressive cities, the ones that cherish diversity, are losing African Americans? And that the most conservative places are doing the opposite? Between 2000 and 2010, cities like Austin, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco—places that vote majority Democrat, consider themselves socially and culturally progressive, and boast racial diversity—all lost unprecedented numbers of African Americans. San Francisco, for instance, saw a staggering 20.4 percent loss in its African American population between 2000 and 2010. Chicago and Washington D.C. also experienced double-digit losses. During that same decade, the only three major cities...
  • Ben Stein: America’s Race Problem Is “Pathetic, Self-Defeating Black Underclass”

    11/10/2014 6:18:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “I mean, the real problem with race in America is a very, very beaten-down, pathetic, self-defeating black underclass that is — uh, just can’t seem to get its way going in the way that blacks were able to before the scourge of drugs and the scourge of gangs.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Actor and conservative pundit Ben Stein says the real problem with race in America is a “very, very beaten-down, pathetic, self-defeating black underclass.” “If you read the liberal mainstream media, that the main problem with race in America was poor innocent black people being set upon and mistreated by the police,” Stein...
  • Why African-Americans Should Vote Republican

    11/10/2014 10:02:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Mequon Now ^ | November 9, 2014 | Gary Wickert
    On April 10, President Barack Obama and two former Democrat presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and the legacy of former President Lyndon B. Johnson at Johnson’s presidential library in Austin. Never one to let facts get in the way or pass up an opportunity to mislead his country, the president cast LBJ and the Democrat Party as champions of civil rights and said that without LBJ’s push to end legal segregation he himself wouldn’t be in the White House. Racism, political correctness, and a civil rights struggle without end are...
  • NAACP speaker: Don't wait to recognize, fight oppression

    11/09/2014 8:01:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Indiana Pennsylvania Gazette ^ | November 9, 2014 | Chauncey Ross
    Oppression has been a fact of life in America since Europeans first set foot on the continent, and for as long as there have been oppressors and victims, there have been a third group of people — those who stood by and did nothing — according to the guest speaker at the Indiana County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet. Dr. challenged the audience even with the title of her talk, “Is There Justice For All?” on Saturday evening at the Indiana Holiday Inn. Native Americans were the first victims in the western world, she said. Victims of genocide. Then African-Americans, pressed...