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  • 'Ethnicity: Italian or Sicilian?' UK schools provoke row with online form

    11/05/2016 5:07:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    The Italian Ambassador to the UK has intervened after parents complained about the distinction made between Italy, Sicily and Naples in school district questionnaires. When selecting their ethnicity from a drop-down menu on school district websites, Italians in the UK faced a surprising choice. They were asked to define themselves as either 'Italian', 'Italian - Sicilian', 'Italian - Neapolitan' or 'Italian - Other'. Complaints initially came from parents in Bradford, north England, but it became clear this was not an isolated case, and that several school districts in England and Wales differentiated between northern and southern Italians. The Italian Embassy...
  • Conservative Americans Experience Progressive Identity Politics as Hatred

    09/21/2017 7:07:41 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | September 21, 2017 | David French
    In the days following Donald Trump’s surprise election win, progressive Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla published a thought-provoking, viral essay that took direct aim at identity politics: In recent years American liberalism has slipped into a kind of moral panic about racial, gender and sexual identity that has distorted liberalism’s message and prevented it from becoming a unifying force capable of governing. Lilla’s essay became a book that has sparked debate, withering reviews, and general disdain across wide swathes of the political and academic Left. Yet as I read the attacks on Lilla, I was struck by the extent...
  • Soros’s Smear Scripts

    03/02/2017 9:47:36 AM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 2, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    A radical group linked to rogue billionaire George Soros has been providing scripts containing anti-Trump talking points for constituents to read aloud during congressional town hall meetings. One of the scripts distributed by the Revolutionary Love Project encourages town hall participants meeting with their member of Congress to accuse the Trump administration of – wait for it – “xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia.” Constituents are urged to use those precise words to “forcefully condemn” President Trump’s immigration and border security initiatives, Aaron Klein reports at Breitbart News. Information about the scripts came as leaked audio from anti-Trump activists associated with the...
  • AMC Developing Series Based On Black Lives Matter Book ‘They Can’t Kill Us All’

    09/12/2017 10:04:21 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 11, 2017 | Nellie Andreeva
    AMC has put in development a drama based on Wesley Lowery’s bestselling nonfiction book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice. It comes from Brad Weston’s Makeready and writer LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands, Turn: Washington’s Spies). Published in 2016 by Little, Brown & Company, the book was acquired by Makeready last fall. It examines how decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs has led to the high-profile cases of police brutality in Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore and elsewhere and the birth of...
  • Donald Trump is the First White President (Mega Barf Alert)

    09/07/2017 9:34:03 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 2017 Issue | TA-NEHISI COATES
    IT IS INSUFFICIENT TO STATE the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive power of whiteness—that bloody heirloom which cannot ensure mastery of all events but can conjure a tailwind for most of them. Land theft and human plunder cleared the grounds for Trump’s forefathers and barred others from it. Once upon the field, these men became soldiers, statesmen, and scholars; held court in Paris; presided at Princeton; advanced into the...
  • Harvey hysteria: Women's March touts 'race-based' rescues

    08/30/2017 9:57:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    WND ^ | August 30, 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The Women’s March Wednesday got slammed on social media for launching a bid to recruit help for victims of Hurricane Harvey – based on their race. The organization that has sponsored far-left political activism to oppose President Trump published a link to a “list of orgs working to keep immigrant, Black, Latinx & other communities safe after Hurricane Harvey.” Explained Twitchy: “Unity is clearly Kryptonite for the Women’s March. We’ve watched Texans of all colors, sexes, creeds and abilities help, support and even rescue one another for the past several days, none of them concerned about the difference they may...
  • Ed Skrein Leaves ‘Hellboy’ Reboot After Whitewashing Backlash; Lionsgate & Millennium Respond

    08/28/2017 1:18:42 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 28, 2017 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Last week, when Ed Skrein was excited to announce that he would be playing the character of Major Ben Daimio in the upcoming Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. In the comics, the character is of Asian heritage and there was an immediate backlash from the APA community. Today, Skrein took to Twitter responding to the public outcry saying, “I must do what I feel is right” and announced that he would be stepping down from the role. Hellboy producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin and Lionsgate & Millennium made a statement to Deadline saying, “Ed came to us and...
  • The ominous political genius of Steve Bannon

    08/26/2017 8:53:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Spectator ^ | August 26, 2017 | James Kirchick
    In his fateful interview with Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect, Steve Bannon’s remarks about taking a tougher stand on trade with China, battling his enemies within the administration, and the futility of military action against North Korea generated the most headlines. But it was a widely overlooked comment about identity politics that offers the most important insight into the brilliant and cynical political mind of President Donald Trump’s now-departed counsellor and former campaign CEO. ‘The Democrats, the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ‘em,’ Bannon gloated to Kuttner. ‘I want them to talk about racism every day....
  • Donald Trump’s Identity Politics (Barf Alert)

    08/24/2017 6:19:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2017 | Thomas B. Edsall
    In the wake of the presidential election, we’ve all been asking simplistic questions about how Donald Trump won. Was it economics? Was it racism? Was it misogyny? Did it come down to identity? We know that it can’t have been just one thing, and that President Trump’s triumph was a concoction of many things. Nonetheless, several factors came together in a peculiar way, with serious electoral consequences. Millions of white voters began to see themselves more openly not as white supremacists but as white identified. It is no secret that the president has capitalized on the increasing salience of race...
  • Take The Left’s Race Card, And Shove It In Their Faces

    08/21/2017 7:04:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 21, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    Are you tired of hearing about “White Supremacy”? Frankly, I am tired—really tired—of the race card dominating our national and particularly our political discourse. This is beyond childish. To wit, my fellow activists in Los Angeles County for Trump have Jewish, Black, Hispanic, and Asian members. But we still get hammered with “You are all a bunch of white supremacists!” One hateful agitator even claimed that white supremacy is not just about skin color, but ideology! Yes, in their view, men and women of non-European backgrounds can still be white supremacists. Frankly, if I had a black wife, Hispanic children,...
  • Weimar America

    08/17/2017 12:08:32 PM PDT · by TBP · 36 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | August 15, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to cheer on Communists and Nazis punching each other in major American cities while civil society disintegrates around them. In Dallas, a black nationalist activist shot and killed 5 police officers at a Black Lives Matter anti-police rally. Instead of condemning BLM, Barack Obama defended a racist hate group whose role model is Assata Shakur, a wanted black nationalist cop killer, at the funerals of the murdered officers. The left killed civil rights and replaced it with black nationalism. The racial supremacism of black nationalism that killed those officers is everywhere....
  • How Identity Politics Poisoned My Race and Destroyed this Nation

    08/16/2017 10:18:48 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    Street Senses ^ | 02/13/2017 | Jeffery McNeil
    When I was young, I was taught to hate Black conservatives. I regarded African-Americans like Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson as Uncle Toms and sellouts. However, after the age of Barack Obama, I had to reassess my thinking about Clarence Thomas. Was he right all along and the civil rights establishment wrong? What have Black Republicans done, how have they harmed the Black community? How has being loyal to Democrats benefited the Black masses? Recently, the civil rights establishment jumped on Steve Harvey and Ray Lewis for meeting privately with Donald Trump. It gets irritating that the liberal establishment hand-picks...
  • The Curse Of Identity Politics

    08/16/2017 10:12:56 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 08/13/2017 | Rod Dreher
    Charlottesville is the kind of America that identity politics is calling into being. It’s time for straight talk about that. On the Right, the story is fairly straightforward. Neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and their ilk have to be condemned in no uncertain terms, and marginalized. The president’s coy rhetoric, dancing around these people for fear of alienating them, has to end. (I don’t expect it to end, but others on the Right need to speak up to condemn him.) It is not enough for conservative politicians and thought leaders to condemn these incidents. In their rhetoric, they need to start criticizing...
  • Charlottesville violence is only the beginning unless we end identity politics

    08/14/2017 2:05:48 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 39 replies
    The Left's identity politics is tearing up the country's fabric and the violence will only get worse if this continues. And I expect it will. Saul Alinsky would be proud.
  • McAuliffe Counters Critics of Police Response to Charlottesville Violence

    08/13/2017 4:08:11 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 34 replies
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Sunday strongly defended the police response to the violent demonstrations here on Saturday, saying that law enforcement authorities had done “great work” in “a very delicate situation.” Brittany Caine-Conley, a minister in training at Sojourners United Church of Christ, who had come with other faith leaders to protest against the white nationalists, said she was horrified to see officers in the park watching the violence take place outside in the street. “There was no police presence,’’ she said. “We were watching people punch each other; people were bleeding all the while police were...
  • First on CNN: Kamala Harris maneuvers to help 2018 Democrats -- and build a national profile

    07/01/2017 4:10:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    Sen. Kamala Harris is using her newfound progressive stardom to raise money for her Democratic colleagues -- and amplifying buzz about the California freshman as a prospect for the party's 2020 presidential nomination in the process.
  • The Left's Growing hatred for White People (with many sources to provide evidence)

    06/06/2017 11:29:10 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 64 replies
    Several, see links
    Is it paranoia or is it like the old phrase says-- its not paranoia if they are really out to get you. Here are just a handfull out of many more articles talking about the growing racism against white people from the modern left-- Berkeley students blocked white students from going through the main gates DNC candidates try to one up each other by bashing white people Professor tweets-- all he wants for Christmas is white Genocide The NSA worker who got caught leaking, a sanders supporter, tweeted "being white is terrorism" Evergreen University Declared a no white people day....
  • Maher to Democrats: ‘Ease up on the identity politics’

    05/02/2017 8:10:23 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 20 replies
    The Extract ^ | 5.2.17 | Editor
    In a recent CNN interview, left-leaning HBO host Bill Maher shared some advice for Democrats. His remarks to Jake Tapper came on the heels of comments by Hillary Clinton regarding the causes of her loss to Donald Trump in November’s presidential election.
  • Maxine Waters: ‘92 L.A. Rebellion Was A ‘Defining Moment’ For Black Resistance

    04/27/2017 4:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | April 27, 2017 | Taryn Finley
    It’s been 25 years since the Los Angeles rebellion, but Rep. Maxine Waters remembers it like it was just yesterday. The California Democrat was traveling on business when Rodney King was brutally beaten by LAPD officers on March 3, 1991. She told HuffPost that she remembers watching the footage from her hotel bed. “I sat straight up and all I could say, ‘Oh, my god! Oh, my god! Look at this,’” Waters said. She and black Americans across the country shared the same outrage. King, who was pulled over after a high-speed chase with the LAPD, was released from jail...
  • ESPN Firing Over A Hundred Employees Today

    04/26/2017 11:45:22 AM PDT · by boycott · 54 replies
    OutkickedtheCoverage.com ^ | 4-26-2017 | Clay Travis
    Middle America wants to pop a beer and listen to sports talk, they don't want to be lectured about why Caitlyn Jenner is a hero, Michael Sam is the new Jackie Robinson of sports, and Colin Kaepernick is the Rosa Parks of football. ESPN made the mistake of trying to make liberal social media losers happy and as a result lost millions of viewers.