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  • 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.
  • White race faker Rachel Dolezal causes outrage as she lectures black South Africans [tr]

    04/21/2017 8:27:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2017 | Jane Flaganan
    American race-faker Rachel Dolezal has returned to the limelight with her first ever visit to Africa on a lecture tour about race – a move which has been met with outrage, calls for a boycott and a string of scathing memes. Police flanked Ms Dolezal's first key note event after a hostile meeting with mostly black students who objected to her insistence that she had 'an authentic black identity' despite admitting to being 'biologically white'.
  • Tom Perez: ‘White People NOT Entitled to Protection Under Voting Rights Act’

    02/26/2017 8:22:09 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 103 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Ryan Saaverda
    New DNC Chair, Tom Perez, fits right in with the values of the Democratic party, especially when it comes to victimizing minorities and labeling white people as privileged. An investigation into Perez revealed extreme views he holds according to A Review of the Operations of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division conducted by the Office of the Inspector General Oversight and Review Division in March of 2013. Perez told investigators that white people were not entitled to protection under the Voting Rights Act according to a report from the Washington Free Beacon.
  • Ben Shapiro: When the Enemy of Your Enemy Is — Your Enemy

    02/22/2017 10:40:52 AM PST · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | February 22, 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    Ideas and values should matter more than tribal identity... Unfortunately, many conservatives have embraced this sort of binary thinking: If it angers the Left, it must be virtuous. Undoubtedly, that's a crude shorthand for political thinking. It means you never have to check the ideas of the speaker, you merely have to check how people respond to him. That's dangerous. It leads to supporting bad policies and bad men. The enemy of your enemy isn't always your friend. Sometimes he's your enemy. Sometimes he's just a dude sitting there minding his own business... The logic of "if he melts snowflakes,...
  • The End Of Identity Politics

    02/20/2017 4:55:41 AM PST · by wtd · 8 replies
    Hoover Institute ^ | February 17, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The End Of Identity PoliticsWho are we? asked the liberal social scientist Samuel Huntington over a decade ago in a well-reasoned but controversial book. Huntington feared the institutionalization of what Theodore Roosevelt a century earlier had called “hyphenated Americans.” A “hyphenated American,” Roosevelt scoffed, “is not an American at all.” And 30 years ago, another progressive stalwart and American historian Arthur Schlesinger argued in his book The Disuniting of America that identity politics were tearing apart the cohesion of the United States. What alarmed these liberals was the long and unhappy history of racial, religious, and ethnic chauvinism, and...
  • President Trump Vs. Identity Politics

    01/16/2017 11:12:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/15/17 | Jim O'Neill
    President Trump will give Identity Politics short shrift I read recently that some white females who originally helped organize “The Women’s March” protesting President Elect Trump’s Inauguration in Washington DC, have dropped out due to blowback over their “white privilege.” Hmm…that got me to thinking. What if the black women who replace the white women get pushed out by transgender “women” protesting the black women’s cisgender parochial pathology? And the transgender “women” in turn get pushed out by post-post-post feminism feminists upset by patriarchal appropriation of their gender? No doubt some irate SJWs will raise hell because directions to the...
  • The University of No Characteristics Whatsoever

    01/03/2017 5:20:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2017 | Mike Adams
    Dear Professor Meinhold, Members of the Faculty Senate Steering Committee: It has been several weeks since I published my column “My Faculty Values and Your White Privilege” on Townhall.com. In that column, which I have linked here, I warned you about the dangers of a resolution you passed condemning faculty members for publicly commenting on the demographic characteristics of students. I specifically enumerated five problems with your statement, which was an overreaction to a free speech controversy involving a faculty member (yours truly). The problems I enumerated demonstrated that your committee did not think matters through before passing the emotionally...
  • Democrats fret over identity politics in Trump era

    12/31/2016 9:19:41 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/30/2016
    Donald Trump’s White House victory, fueled in part by nativist rhetoric, has exposed schisms over race in the Democratic Party, as minority lawmakers worry the party will abandon its diverse constituency in the hunt to win back working-class whites. Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus, the former head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and activists who work with both groups cautioned in interviews against turning away from the coalition that helped President Obama win two terms. “By focusing in on, primarily, the white middle and working class, and by taking for granted the black working class or the black...
  • UW Funding in Jeopardy Over 'The Problem of Whiteness' Course

    12/22/2016 9:51:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 22 Dec 2016 09:35 PM | Cathy Burke
    GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin are reportedly threatening to block additional state funding unless a new course at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, called “The Problem of Whiteness” is canceled. State Rep. Dave Murphy told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel he has told his staff to pore over university course offerings to make sure “they’re legit.” “We are adding to the polarization of the races in our state,” Murphy told the newspaper about the course. Murphy planned to push for more funding for the UW system in the next state budget, but said he would rethink that support if the university chose to...
  • Here’s Why Democrats Must Not Abandon Identity Politics

    12/22/2016 8:45:15 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 45 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 20 Dec, 2016 | Craig Mills
    It’s all the rage now: Dump on multiculturalism and identity. But identities are vitally important in motivating voters. And besides, white people have them, too. Since Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, the victors and the vanquished have disparaged identity politics—coded language for multiculturalism. Most notably, in a New York Times op-ed, Mark Lilla argued, in part, that Democrats are so enmeshed in linguistic minutiae they can’t develop effective messaging. Predictably, Democrats are apoplectically tripping over one another to distance themselves from the term, a core tenet of the party. (Hearing Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio use Obama’s word “shellacked”...
  • ABC Election Night Coverage: LZ Granderson...uh, what we he doing on that couch?

    12/09/2016 12:41:24 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    youtube/ABC "news" ^ | 12/9/16 | sff
    The long-awaited 2016 election day is finally here, and it could be a historic one for a number of different reasons. The United States could elect its first female president Hillary Clinton; Republicans could take back the White House with Donald Trump after two terms of Democratic control; there could be record voter turnout and the leading campaign election night parties will both be in New York.
  • Greenfield: Did Identity Politics Doom Dems?

    11/24/2016 3:44:09 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    FrontPage ^ | November 24, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Did Identity Politics Doom the Dems? The survival of the Democrats rests on immigration. November 24, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The specter of identity politics is haunting the left. It shows up at teary-eyed election parties in Berkeley, debates over craft beers in Williamsburg and the editorial pages of the big opinion shaper papers. No less an icon of the left than Bernie Sanders has been grumbling that his movement needs to reconnect with working people again. He even tentatively denounced identity...
  • Ex-Sanders aide: 'We don't need white people leading the Democratic Party right now'

    11/24/2016 1:03:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 2:35 PM ET, Wed November 23, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    The next Democratic National Committee leader needs to reflect the diversity of America, said Symone Sanders, former press secretary for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and a CNN contributor. “In my opinion, we don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now,” she told CNN’s Brianna Keilar Wednesday on Wolf. “The Democratic Party is diverse, and it should be reflected as so in our leadership and throughout the staff at the highest levels from the vice chairs to the secretaries all the way down to the people working in the offices at the DNC,” Sanders added. […] Sanders, a black...
  • Queen’s University stage production scrapped over ‘oppressive’ choice of white woman to play Othello

    11/05/2016 6:05:26 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 33 replies
    National Post ^ | November 5, 2016 | Graeme Hamilton
    A Queen’s University student theatre company has cancelled a production of Shakespeare’s Othello set to open this month following an outcry over the decision to cast a white woman in the title role of a black man. “For the safety and mental health of our entire team we unfortunately feel the need to suspend our production of Othello,” the artistic directors wrote on Facebook Wednesday. They subsequently apologized to the Kingston, Ont., university’s black community for what they called an “oppressive” artistic decision. After September auditions, Queen’s Vagabond Theatre made what its directors acknowledged was a risky decision: Lauren Broadhurst,...
  • Dem Strategist: Clinton Should Be In Panic Mode Over Enthusiasm Gap With Black Voters

    11/01/2016 10:25:34 PM PDT · by Hadean · 39 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Leslie Wimes, the president of the Democratic African-American women's caucus, joins MSNBC's Hallie Jackson to discuss the Clinton campaign being in "panic mode" about low voter enthusiasm in the black community. WIMES: When I said that in September that the enthusiasm level for African-Americans as far as Hillary Clinton's campaign was not there, I was right. They were wrong. They didn't want anyone to know they were in panic mode. HALLIE JACKSON, MSNBC: There is nothing she can do? WIMES: Oh, no. It's over now as far as the African-American community is concerned. She had time back then to get...
  • Female Muslim-American Olympian Bashes U.S.A. — Claims She Feels “Unsafe

    08/09/2016 8:25:09 PM PDT · by ncfool · 63 replies
    Federalist papers ^ | August 9,2016 | C.E Dyer
    Female Muslim-American Olympian Bashes U.S.A. — Claims She Feels “Unsafe” / US / Female Muslim-American Olympian Bashes U.S.A. — Claims She Feels “Unsafe” American Olympian fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad, is a Muslim and the first American to compete in an Olympic games wearing a Hijab. The left loves their identity politics and firsts, even if their first involves a highly controversial symbol that many in the west see as anathema to western culture and women’s rights. To liberals, as long as it’s anti-Christian or anti-American, it’s good to go. The Independent Journal reported, via The Daily Beast that Muhammad not only...
  • Why Demographics Don’t Favor the Democrats

    08/09/2016 8:53:42 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | Josh Gelernter
    When was the last time someone talked seriously about courting the Italian vote, or the Irish, in a national election? Kennedy–Nixon in 1960? “Italian” and “Irish” are no longer considered in pollsters’ demography. They melted into a pre-existing electoral block, ineptly called “white voters.” Pollsters talk a lot about the “white vote” — but what they really mean is the Italian-Irish-Polish-Hungarian-Romanian-Jewish-Russian-Swedish-Norwegian-French-Dutch-Scottish-Welsh-English vote. That’s the nature of the American melting pot. And before too long, that ethnically indistinct pot will include Latin-Americans too — Latin-Americans being the immigrant group that, after WW2, supplanted Italians as the largest. I don’t buy the...
  • Rio and the Joys of Multiculturalism and Identity Politics

    07/09/2016 12:35:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/16 | Jim O'Neill
    Who knows how liberals come up with wonderful ideas like Multiculturalism and Identity Politics I recently read about how early-arriving Olympic contestants in Brazil are complaining about the condition of the waters they train by and in—oil slicks, the odd body part, mosquitoes, “superbugs” and such—picky, picky, picky. It struck me how opposed to the spirit of multiculturalism such provincial and benighted attitudes are—how xenophobic, how paternalistic, how…white. Which led me to think about Kanye West’s recent request that Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and other “white” publications stop commenting on black music. Right on Kanye!