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  • Poll: Almost Half Of White Southerners Feel Like They're Under Attack

    11/23/2017 7:17:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    This is something that fell on the backburner, but a bit interesting. A poll showed that a significant amount of white southerners feel they’re under attack. I can see how. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but the fact remains that Confederate statues, the flag, etc. are all cornerstones of southern culture. It’s part of American history as well. Not one of our best moments, but a part of it nonetheless. Here’s the breakdown of the survey (via The Hill): Nearly half of white American poll respondents living in the South feel like they’re under attack, a new Winthrop...
  • Working with White Women is the Bane of My Existence

    11/21/2017 12:07:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Wear Your Voice ^ | June 8, 2017 | Rachael Edwards
    It was the thick of Black History Month and I worked as an art administrator for a program in Baltimore City. The site I was assigned to was managed by a white woman who cloaked her racism with a bright smile and photos on Facebook with Black students that garnered “ooo’s” and “ahh’s” from the white liberal peanut gallery in the comment section. I once told her that since we celebrated Latinx Heritage Month, that we should celebrate Black History Month with our students. Her response, dripping with anti-Blackness, was that celebrating Black History Month would be “too overwhelming”. I...
  • LaVar Ball Denies Trump Helped Free Son LiAngelo From China Shoplifting Charges

    11/19/2017 10:09:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Deadlne Hollywood ^ | November 18, 2017 | Bruce Haring
    LaVar Ball, patriarch of the famed basketball family, has denied that President Donald Trump helped his son, UCLA freshman basketballer LiAngelo Ball, get out of potential shoplifting charges in China. Speaking to ESPN, LaVar Ball said “everyone” wanted to make it seem like Trump helped the family, and noted that people try to “make a big deal out of nothing.” Ball’s basketball family has a reality show, Ball in the Family, that airs on Facebook, and his brash style is regularly parodied by Kenan Thompson on Saturday Night Live. The family includes Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball; UCLA...
  • Professors: It’s Not Okay To Be White

    11/12/2017 10:10:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 12, 2017 | Scott Greer, Deputy Editor
    “Can my children be friends with white people?” This bizarre question is the basis of a New York Times op-ed published Sunday, and the author answers it with a “no,” albeit with some exceptions. “History has provided little reason for people of color to trust white people in this way [of genuine friendship], and these recent months have put in the starkest relief the contempt with which the country measures the value of racial minorities,” writes Ekow N. Yankah, a law professor at Yeshiva University. According to Yankah, examples of white “contempt” for racial minorities in recent months include concerns...
  • Two 20-yr-old black Republicans win elections in ‘blue state’ (Connecticut - video)

    11/11/2017 9:24:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    DML News ^ | 11/11/2017 | ANNETA GRIFFEE
    Two 20-year-old college juniors, who have been best friends since middle school, are believed to have become the youngest black Republicans to ever be elected to public office in Connecticut. Ed Ford Jr. and Tyrell Brown both become passionate about politics at a young age, and served as president and vice-president of student government during their senior year of high school. In Tuesday’s elections, they each won a seat in public office, with Ford winning a spot on the Middletown school board, where he attended school, and Brown being elected to the Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission, WTNH News8 reports....
  • Shelby Steele Claims That African-American 'Oppression is Over'

    11/08/2017 4:31:05 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Karl Herchenroeder
    “We like to say that the real black is the black on the street corner doing drugs, selling drugs and shooting each other,” Steele said. “We don’t question their blackness, but we question the blackness of those who climb out of those situations, who join the American mainstream, who become successful.” Modern liberalism, he continued, rewards failure and breeds bad faith in people and in America. The more inferior a black person is, he said, the more “black” that person is considered. This cultural dynamic encourages a sense of helplessness, and the helpless like to be surrounded by others who...
  • Hillary Is Not Your White Savior

    11/07/2017 9:41:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Root ^ | August 22, 2017 | Crystal Marie Fleming, Ph.D.
    This weekend I had the misfortune to read Roxane Gay’s recent New York Times op-ed, in which she reflects on Charlottesville, Va., and waxes poetic about how much she wishes Hillary Clinton had won. She writes: I keep thinking about how different things would be if Hillary Clinton had been elected president. I was, like so many of us, wildly overconfident about her chances. Her presidency was a certainty in my mind and in my heart. And then, it wasn’t. Instead, it is 2017 and white supremacists no longer feel the need to wear hoods to hide their racism and...
  • Donna Brazile fires back at Hillary Clinton staffers: 'I'm not Patsy the slave'

    11/05/2017 7:22:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 5, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile said she’s frustrated by the reaction of Hillary Clinton’s campaign staffers who have criticized her opinions on what the Clinton campaign got wrong in the 2016 election. Brazile said on ABC’s “This Week” the Clinton campaign hamstrung the party during the election by basically taking over the Democratic National Convention. She said the 100-plus staffers who criticized her remarks in her new book don’t get how they hurt the party. “Here's what they don't know. What it was like to be over at the DNC during the hacking. What it's like to bury...
  • Trump Has Broken the Apology Hypnosis on Race

    11/04/2017 7:53:09 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 8 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 11/2/17 | J.B. White
    Leonard itemized ten different themes of Trump in this speech. To my ears, it’s extremely easy to see the winning formula they represent, for they clearly set down lines of demarcation that have strong appeal in a primarily center-right nation: 1) We’re sustained by the power of prayer versus Democrats who want prayer out of the public sphere. 2) Mass murder event caused by an act of pure evil versus Democrats who blame guns and want to take them away. 3) Honoring first responders versus elevating thugs and viewing our protectors in blue with disdain. 4) Quoting scripture versus Democrats...
  • At the Women's Convention, reckoning with the white female voters who swept Trump into office

    11/01/2017 3:39:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Mic ^ | November 1, 2017 | Kayla Ruble
    DETROIT — As the sun shined on Detroit on Saturday, the halls and conference rooms of the city’s Cobo Center convention hall were packed with a diverse array of women. Many had come from across the country to answer a key question that’s been burning for nearly a year now: What’s next? The inaugural Women’s Convention marked the first major follow-up to January’s Women’s March. That nationwide event, which took place in the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration, saw millions of women take to the streets of cities across the country to take direct action, assert their rights and make...
  • Threats are preventing Rep. Frederica Wilson from voting in Washington

    10/25/2017 9:29:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    MSN ^ | Alex Daugherty, McClatchy Washington Bureau
    Congressional Democrats celebrated Rep. Frederica Wilson on Wednesday by wearing stickers adorned with a red cowboy hat and posing for a group picture on the steps of the Capitol. But one notable person was missing: Wilson herself. A source close to Wilson confirmed that the Florida Democrat was not in Washington this week due to ongoing threats against her after she criticized President Donald Trump's handling of a conversation with the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed during an Oct. 4 ambush in Niger. Congressional vote tallies show that Wilson last voted Oct. 12, before the House...
  • The Obsession With White Voters Could Cost Democrats the Virginia Governor’s Race

    10/23/2017 12:49:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Nation ^ | October 23, 2017 | By Steve Phillips
    One simple statistic highlights the folly of much of the Democratic Party’s strategy and spending. If every person of color who voted for Hillary Clinton in Virginia last year turns out to vote in Virginia’s gubernatorial contest on November 7, Democrat Ralph Northam could win without getting a single vote from a white person. Not one. And yet most Democratic strategists and donors overlook and undervalue voters of color in general and African-American voters in particular. As a result, Democrats are at real risk of losing eminently winnable contests in Virginia this year, as well as in myriad races in...
  • Rep. Wilson: Trump White House is 'full of white supremacists'

    10/20/2017 2:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said President Trump’s White House is “full of white supremacists” in a new interview Friday. “The White House itself is full of white supremacists,” she told The New York Times. It is the latest response in a four-day controversy over Trump's response to military families who have lost a loved one. Wilson earlier this week described a phone conversation she was listening in on between Trump and the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger. The White House later accused Wilson of politicizing a "sacred" issue. Wilson's interview is not the...
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund accuses John Kelly of 'attacking' and 'undermining' black women'

    10/19/2017 11:42:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 20, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    Rep. Frederica Wilson's, D-Fla., public criticism of a recent phone call President Trump made to a Gold Star family member left White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly "stunned" and "brokenhearted," he said on Thursday. At the daily press briefing, Kelly defended Trump's call to the grieving family of Sgt. La David Johnson and ripped into Wilson, referring to her twice as an "empty barrel." His remarks, in which Kelly reflected on the loss of his own son in Afghanistan, left the briefing room silent....
  • Free speech activist: NFL, NFLPA meetings a 'rejection' of Trump's divisiveness

    10/17/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 17, 2017 | Cody Benjamin
    Indications from Tuesday's meeting between NFL owners, players, executives and NFL Players Association personnel are that all sides identified "common issues" and engaged in "productive" conversation about how to "work together to promote positive social change and address inequality" in the wake of peaceful protests across professional sports. The meeting, which came a day after reports that the NFL would formally endorse criminal justice legislation and finance a social activism boot camp, marked a "coming together," according to the league and NFLPA. NFL Network's Judy Battista suggested the dialogue Tuesday in New York was the "best communication [there] has ever...
  • Blacks Trashing Trump from the Pulpit

    10/17/2017 8:59:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    My brother Jerry is a deacon in his all-black church. Jerry called to tell me he confronted his pastor, telling him it is unchristian to include a hateful rant against Trump in every sermon. His pastor firmly believes Trump is a rabid racist. I asked Jerry, "What was your pastor's response?" Jerry said his pastor gave him the same blank stare he always receives from fellow blacks when he states commonsense views that are contrary to Democrat lies believed by that most blacks. Condescendingly, Jerry's pastor said he understood his concerns. Meanwhile, his attacks on Trump from the pulpit continue....
  • Black Activists Credit Trump Policies for Helping Create 17-Year Low in Black Unemployment

    10/17/2017 10:01:53 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 28 replies
    Washington, D.C. - Recently released unemployment statistics showing black unemployment at a 17-year low are being applauded by members of the Project 21 black leadership network as a triumph of the "commonsense" policies and economic confidence brought about by the Trump Administration. Horace Cooper"Commonsense measures to reduce regulation are a major step in improving American economic conditions," said Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper, a former leadership aide on Capitol Hill. "Once Congress steps up to reduce taxes and repeal Obamacare, the markets and the economy will skyrocket — taking such good fortunes to black America and the rest of the...
  • Police Violence against Black Men Is Rare

    10/16/2017 11:55:14 AM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | September 18, 2017 | Phillippe Lemoine
    In reality, a randomly selected black man is overwhelmingly unlikely to be victim of police violence — and though white men experience such violence even less often, the disparity is consistent with the racial gap in violent crime, suggesting that the role of racial bias is small. Last year, according to the Washington Post’s tally, just 16 unarmed black men, out of a population of more than 20 million, were killed by the police. The year before, the number was 36. These figures are likely close to the number of black men struck by lightning in a given year, considering...
  • African Americans are the only U.S. racial group earning less than in 2000

    10/15/2017 5:34:42 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2017 | Heather Long
    African Americans were worse off financially in 2016 than they were in 2000. The median income for an African American household was $39,490 last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last week. It was $41,363 in 2000. (Both figures are in 2016 dollars, so they have been adjusted for inflation). African Americans are the only racial group the Census Bureau identifies that has been left behind. White, Asian and Latino households have all seen at least modest income gains since 2000.
  • We’re all racist. But racism by white people matters more

    10/14/2017 9:04:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 5, 2017 | Mona Chalabi
    We don’t live in a racially neutral society: from police officers to headteachers, all the gatekeepers in my life have been white. Yet we do have to acknowledge those who feel they lose out to ethnic minorities Most white people don’t see themselves as racist. They can comfortably reel off a list of people of colour they know, like, or maybe even love. They can’t think of a time when they’ve negatively discriminated against someone on the grounds of their race. And they don’t see, in a concrete way, how their own race has positively affected them. More than that,...