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  • Blame the Racism-of-Liberals for Ferguson, Missouri (Yesssssssssss)

    08/16/2014 11:59:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    If liberals truly cared about the plight of today’s black community, they wouldn’t be “standing in solidarity” with a bunch of outraged looters in Ferguson, Missouri… They would be denouncing the party of the KKK, Jim Crow, and segregation. They would be burning the homes of gang members. They would be fighting for the single black mother who is facing up to three years in prison for deciding to defend her life with a firearm. In short… They would be rampaging against the morally bankrupt hustlers of victimhood and dependency. Or, to put it another way, they would be voting...
  • Jim Crow And The Donkey: A History The Left Loves To Ignore

    07/30/2014 1:51:39 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/30/2014 | Ken Blackwell
    You know you’ve hit a sore spot when the left starts screeching. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s producer, Steve Benen, just took a whack at the American Civil Rights Union’s new booklet, “The Truth About Jim Crow,” (TTAJC) which National Review writer John Fund wrote about in a recent column. Benen cites a critique from the Atlanta Journal Constitution blogger Jay Bookman: “Jay Bookman took a closer look at the pamphlet Fund’s piece was promoting, highlighting some of its more glaring errors of fact and judgment.” And what errors of fact would those be, Steve? Bookman did not point out a...
  • Jim Crow and the Donkey: A True History The Left Loves To Ignore

    07/29/2014 11:03:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: Mr. Blackwell is a member of the Policy Board of the American Civil Rights Union.You know you’ve hit a sore spot when the Left starts screeching.MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s producer, Steve Benen, just took a whack at the American Civil Rights Union’s new booklet, “The Truth About Jim Crow,” (TTAJC) which National Review Online writer John Fund wrote about in a recent column. Benen cites a critique from the Atlanta Journal Constitution blogger Jay Bookman: “Jay Bookman took a closer look at the pamphlet Fund’s piece was promoting, highlighting some of its more glaring errors of fact and...
  • How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era

    07/19/2014 12:33:12 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | 19 July 2014 | Tanvi Misra
    There's a weekly trial on the Internet about who may be stealing culture from whom. Earlier this week, the defendants were Iggy Azalea and white gay men. A while back, it was Macklemore and the Harlem Shakers. Now, we have come across a story from the Jim Crow era about cultural mimicry between people of color.In mid-20th century America, the turban was a tool that people of color used for "confounding the color lines," writes Manan Desai, board member of the South Asian American Digital Archive.At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. In...
  • North Carolina voter law challenged: 'the worst suppression since Jim Crow'

    07/06/2014 7:58:44 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 6 2014 | Ed Pilkington
    North Carolina’s voter identification law, which has been described as the most sweeping attack on African American electoral rights since the Jim Crow era, is being challenged in a legal hearing that opens on Monday. Civil rights lawyers and activists are gathering in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for the start of the legal challenge that is expected to last all week. They will be seeking to persuade a federal district judge to impose a preliminary injunction against key aspects of HB 589, the voting law enacted by state Republicans last August. Lawyers for the North Carolina branch of the NAACP and...
  • Civil Rights Act: Fact or Legend

    05/12/2014 10:13:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2014 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    Throughout my life, I have been impacted by the work of Martin Luther King and others as they worked to bring equality to people of my race. It is interesting, however, the way in which people interpret the events that have brought us to this point. Most importantly, as the nation marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, there is much about this historic piece of legislation that has been forgotten or deliberately misrepresented. Few contemporary American students may remember that its supposed champion, President Lyndon B. Johnson, left office under the cloud of the increasingly unpopular...
  • Sowell: Republicans and Blacks

    03/24/2014 1:17:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 25, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Recently former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only is that long overdue, what is also long overdue is putting some time — and, above all, some serious thought — into how to go about doing it. Too many Republicans seem to think that the way to "reach out" is to offer blacks and other minorities what the Democrats are offering them. Some have even suggested that the channels to use are organizations like the NAACP and black "leaders" like Jesse...
  • Ethnic Cleansing At Air America Radio

    04/15/2005 10:09:05 AM PDT · by natelivingston · 111 replies · 3,514+ views
    The Cincinnati Black Blog ^ | April 13, 2005 | Nate Livingston
    I guess this should be filed in the "Washington Politics" thread ... I'm an African American registered Democrat. I don't mind giving conservative Republicans hell when they deserve it. But unlike many conservative, I don't mind speaking out against my Party when I think they are wrong and encouraging them to do the right thing. Anyway, white liberals are having fits about the article posted below, which was written by me and published on my blog, in Black newspapers across the country, and at the liberal Daily Kos blog. I'm posting the article here because I'd like to have some...
  • Analysis: 3 Reasons Religious Freedom Laws Are Nothing Like Jim Crow

    03/04/2014 6:50:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/04/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    In the debate over Arizona's S.B. 1062, a bill that would have modified the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, some opponents of the bill characterized the bill and others like it as "Jim Crow for gays." Those who used this analogy, though, either do not understand RFRA, do not understand Jim Crow, or both. The opponents claimed it would have allowed business owners to deny gays access to public accommodations. A Christian Post analysis of the bill concluded that was not true. In a letter sent to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) before she vetoed the bill, 11 law professors,...
  • No, Arizona Bill Protecting Religious Freedom is Not “Jim Crow”

    02/23/2014 11:56:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/22/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Back when gay rights advocates were first pushing for gay marriage, they claimed that they only wanted equality and that no one would be compelled to participate in gay marriage events.They lied.As soon as gay marriage went on the books, and in some states where it wasn’t even on the books, religious bakeries and photographers were assaulted with demands that they participate in gay ceremonies, sued if they didn’t and ordered to take part in gay ceremonies or face fines… and even jail time.States have responded by trying to pass measures that will protect religious freedom and freedom of...
  • [Video] Fox News’ Bob Beckel Calls NRA’s Colion Noir “A Punk” Over His MLK Day Gun Rights Video

    01/23/2014 6:23:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Guns Save Life.net ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Dan Cannon
    [Video] Fox News’ Bob Beckel Calls NRA’s Colion Noir “A Punk” Over His MLK Day Gun Rights Video January 22 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post First off, Colion Noir got featured on Fox News’ The Five. Bravo man. You know you’re doing something right when you get the mainstream media’s panties in a wad. If you aren’t aware, Noir made a video on Martin Luther King Jr Day for the NRA News in his role as an NRA News Contributor. The video focused on the fact that MLK saw the need for firearms for self defense and even...
  • Franklin McCain Dies - Helped Start Sit-In Movement At Greensboro Lunch Counter (Greensboro Four)

    01/10/2014 9:36:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    WUNC - North Carolina Public Radio ^ | January 10, 2014 | Jeff Tiberii and Carol Jackson
    A Civil Rights pioneer has died. Franklin McCain was one of four teenagers who sat down at an all-white lunch counter in Greensboro on February 1, 1960... The freshmen from North Carolina A&T ignited a sit-in movement in the Jim Crow south that led to other key chapters in the Civil Rights era... Initially McCain and the other men were known as the A&T Four, because what they did was viewed as so controversial. In time, the city adopted them as their own, and today they're more commonly known as the Greensboro Four...
  • Farewell to the ‘Most Hated White Man in the South’

    12/24/2013 5:52:17 AM PST · by vikk · 22 replies
    The first thing I noticed when arriving at Birmingham’s Bethel Baptist Church of Collegeville today for the “homegoing” service of the Rev. Lamar Weaver, 85, was the hearse from Poole’s Funeral Chapels, Inc. How fitting since it was the Poole brothers, Ernest and John, who helped save Weaver’s life 56 years ago. On March 6, 1957, a day after the Alabama Public Commission ruled that waiting rooms designated for interstate travel must remain segregated, Weaver met the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Birmingham’s formidable civil rights leader and Bethel’s pastor, and his wife, Ruby, at Terminal Station. The Shuttlesworths had bought tickets...
  • Obama’s Jim Crow Foreign Policy? Segregated Syria War Meeting at White House with Cong. Black Caucus

    09/09/2013 5:04:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 17 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Monday, September 9, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Barack Obama and his National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who like Obama is Black, are holding a classified meeting on Syria at the White House with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) , according to reporter April Ryan, the White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks. While there are times that a meeting with the group that is a repugnant remnant of racial divisions in America might make sense — such as how to get Black unemployment down from the double-digit Depression era levels it has been since Obama took office — it is hard to see...
  • 'We Don't Live in That World Anymore'

    07/05/2013 5:30:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Harry Anderson, a magician and comic (made famous by his stint as the judge on the old sitcom "Night Court"), used to have a routine where he'd promise to juggle George Washington's ax. I'm quoting from memory here, but he'd say something like: "I have here George Washington's original ax -- the one he used to chop down the cherry tree." He'd wait a beat, and then add: "Of course, a few years ago the blade broke and had to be replaced. And about a decade before that it got a new handle. But in spirit this is George's ax."...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas Compares Affirmative Action to Racist Segregation Laws

    06/25/2013 6:34:43 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 June 2013 | Jack Kenny
    Abigail Fisher Justice Thomas Likens Affirmative Action to Segregation Laws Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas likened the rationale for an affirmative action admissions policy to segregationist arguments of previous decades. The New American 25 June 2013 The rationale of the University of Texas for using race as a factor in determining who will be admitted to the school "echoes" legal arguments made by segregationists in previous decades, wrote Justice Clarence Thomas in his opinion in the U.S Supreme Court decision issued Monday on a constitutional challenge to the university's affirmative action program. In a 7-1 decision, the court reaffirmed...
  • Riverside County Democratic Chairman Apologizes for (Racist) Comment

    06/13/2013 6:00:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | June 13, 2013 | AARON CLAVERIE
    RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Democratic chairman apologizes for comment The chairman of the Riverside County Democratic Central Committee is apologizing for making a reference to Vaudeville-era character “Stepin Fetchit,” who some consider racially insensitive. Howard Katz made the statement during a gathering of central committee membership in Moreno Valley on Monday, June 10. “It was a stupid statement,” said Katz, a retired IBM manager who lives in Temecula, during a phone interview Thursday morning. The incident has promoted calls for Katz’s resignation, but Basil Kimbrew, chairman of the California Friends of the African American Caucus, said that as far as he’s concerned...
  • Rand Paul tells majority black Howard Univ. that it was Dems, not GOP behind 'racism and Jim Crow'

    04/11/2013 2:09:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 10. 2013 | David Martosko
    'We'll have to see what the Howard students thought,' Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul shouted from an elevator Wednesday afternoon, answering MailOnline's question about whether his foray into winning the hearts and minds of black youths was successful. Paul, a Republican darling who is already laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run with a coming appearance in New Hampshire, had just wrapped up a two-hour appearance at the Howard University School of Business. Howard is among the U.S. colleges classified as 'historically black,' and the audience of approximately 300 included few white faces apart from those belonging to reporters. (VIDEO...
  • That It Was The Democrats, Not The Republicans Behind "Racism And Jim Crow"

    04/11/2013 6:29:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | April 11, 2013 | David Martosko
    'We'll have to see what the Howard students thought,' Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul shouted from an elevator Wednesday afternoon, answering MailOnline's question about whether his foray into winning the hearts and minds of black youths was successful. Paul, a Republican darling who is already laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run with a coming appearance in New Hampshire, had just wrapped up a two-hour appearance at the Howard University School of Business.
  • 20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party

    02/23/2013 2:27:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | John Hawkins
    For example, one will virtually never hear that the Palmer Raids, Prohibition, or American eugenics were thoroughly progressive phenomena. These are sins America itself must atone for. Meanwhile, real or alleged “conservative” misdeeds — say McCarthyism — are always the exclusive fault of conservatives and a sign of the policies they would repeat if given power. The only culpable mistake that liberals make is failing to fight “hard enough” for their principles. Liberals are never responsible for historic misdeeds because they feel no compulsion to defend the inherent goodness of America. Conservatives, meanwhile, not only take the blame for events...
  • A National Day of Mourning for African Americans -- March 4, 2013

    02/24/2013 4:01:12 PM PST · by rkoliver · 17 replies
    A National Day of Mourning for African Americans -- March 4, 2013 by Robert Oliver The date of March 4 may not have any significance in the African-American community other than personal birthdays and wedding anniversaries. However, March 4, 2013 will mark the centennial of the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. On that day President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration will be celebrated in Washington D.C. Why would March 4 and Woodrow Wilson be significant for African Americans? Wilson was a progressive Democrat and today is considered one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history. Many...
  • Liberal Obsession With Race is Growing Old

    12/21/2012 4:06:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    When will liberals stop living in the past? Specifically, when will they accept that they aren't all that stands between a wonderful, tolerant America and Jim Crow? I was in the room when, during the Democratic convention, civil rights hero John Lewis suggested that Republicans wanted to "go back" to the days when black men like him could be beaten in the street by the enforcers of Jim Crow. I thought it an outrageous and disgusting bit of demagoguery. The audience of Democratic delegates cheered in a riot of self-congratulation. It's bizarre. I spend most of my time talking or...
  • The Dark Secret of Jim Crow and the Racist Roots of Gun Control

    12/18/2012 8:19:47 AM PST · by Fred · 6 replies
    David Koppel ^ | March 2011 | David Koppel
    America's 1st Freedom, March 2011. More articles by Kopel on civil rights and gun control are available here. Jim Crow is alive and well. School children today are taught that “Jim Crow” was the name for a legal system of racial oppression, which began after Reconstruction, particularly in the South, and reached its nadir in the early 20th century. Children are also taught that Jim Crow was banished by legal reforms such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. Yet in one important part of American life, Jim Crow...
  • Report: Kellogg Foundation, SEIU funded attacks on Voter ID laws

    12/04/2012 8:26:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-4-12 | David Martosko
    A progressive foundation and a labor union have combined to pour millions of dollars into a “racial justice” group that was hostile to voter ID laws during the 2012 campaign season, according to a conservative watchdog group in Wisconsin. While True the Vote and other right-leaning campaigns were promoting ID requirements for voters and monitoring the implementation of ID laws at the state level, the Applied Research Center (ARC) was pushing back with claims that photo ID requirements at polling places were thinly veiled expressions of racism. Media Trackers, the conservative Wisconsin group, reported Monday that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation,...
  • JIM CROW 'SOCIAL ENGINEERING' IS BACK! Project 21 black leader: 'It was wrong then. It's wrong now'

    10/11/2012 10:00:25 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 10, 2012 | Horace Cooper
    The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in the latest battle over racial discrimination in the college admissions process. The case at hand centers on Abigail Fisher, who was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin but claims her grades and extra-curricular activities were far superior to those of students chosen ahead of her. Why? Fisher said it’s because she is white and was a victim of the university’s preference toward minority students. School leaders do not deny using race as a criterion but will not say how much of a factor that is in their admission decisions. Last...
  • (Party of Slavery & KKK) “For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights ..."

    09/06/2012 7:42:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    WP - The Fact Checker ^ | 09/05/2012 | The Fact Checker
    “For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights, health care, Social Security, workers’ rights, and women’s rights.” — from a history of the Democratic Party, on DNC Web site. A number of readers asked about this brief (20 paragraphs or so) history of the Democratic party, especially the first sentence. It certainly appears to ignore the party’s long and troubled history with race, literally leaping from the “200 years” phrase to 1920, when the women’s suffrage amendment was enacted. The Web history mentions the leadership of President Woodrow Wilson in helping pass the 19th...
  • Who are the racists?

    08/29/2012 7:04:28 AM PDT · by estrogen · 13 replies
    jim crow laws | 8/29/2012 | myself
    Interesting that the Jim Crow laws were enacted by the Democrats back in the day........
  • (Separate But Equal) Colorado U to Segregate Dorms for Students with Concealed-Carry Gun Permits

    08/17/2012 9:27:53 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, August 17, 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    University of Colorado to segregate dorms for students with concealed-carry gun permits Two University of Colorado campuses will soon feature dorms that allow students over 21 with gun permits to live. Currently, firearms are banned in all on-campus housing facilities. The University of Colorado said it is going to begin segregating students with valid gun permits when assigning on-campus housing. Two CU campuses - the main campus in Boulder and another in Colorado Springs - will establish a designated residential area for students over the age of 21 with gun permits, school officials told the Denver Post. In any other...
  • Museum of Shocking Racist Memorabilia Opens in Bid to Teach Tolerance

    04/22/2012 1:58:43 PM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    Telegraph ^ | April 20, 2012 | Hannah Furness
    The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, in Michigan, US, contains a vast range of posters, toys and signs depicting shocking stereotypes of African American people. It includes outdated theories of evolution, instructions on how to “black up” for the theatre and even a full-size replica of a lynching tree. The collection, which makes for extremely uncomfortable viewing in the modern day, is said to be the largest of its kind in the world. It was amassed by the founder and curator of the museum David Pilgrim, who began collecting the pieces as a teenager.
  • Incarceration: The New Jim Crow [race-baiting alert]

    04/02/2012 9:21:10 PM PDT · by sthguard · 10 replies
    By Their Strange Fruit ^ | 3/19/12 | Katelin Hansen
    As a result of a racialized criminal justice system, black folk are disproportionately stripped on their right to vote, denied participation on juries, and discriminated against for employment and housing. Those most in need of assistance are denied public housing, food stamps, access to education, and any number of other resources for restorative support. With no job, no house, no food, and no allies is it any wonder that there is a 70% recidivism rate? Every year, our legal system robs millions of the achievements made by the heroes of the Civil Rights movement.
  • Black Activists Sue Democrat Party For History of Racism & Abuse

    12/06/2011 9:01:32 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    gateway ^ | December 6, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    When the Civil War ended, and after Republican President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Democrats initiated Jim Crow laws to keep the black man down. Democrats didn’t much like blacks. In fact, the KKK, as you know, was founded as the the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party. Setting the Record Straight A group of black activists led by Wayne Perryman has filed a brief against the Democrat Party for its long history of racism and discrimination of the black community.
  • MSNBC Analyst: GOP Sees Herman Cain as a 'Black Man Who Knows His Place' (Racist barf alert)

    10/28/2011 3:04:27 PM PDT · by tje · 95 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/28/2011 | Mike Warren
    On Martin Bashir's television program this afternoon, Democratic strategist and MSNBC analyst Karen Finney said that Republicans are supporting Herman Cain because of his race: One of the things about Herman Cain is, I think that he makes that white Republican base of the party feel okay, feel like they are not racist because they can like this guy," Finney said. "I think he giving that base a free pass. And I think they like him because they think he's a black man who knows his place. I know that's harsh, but that's how it sure seems to me."
  • 5 Reasons Black Americans Should Give Up On The Democratic Party

    09/13/2011 4:59:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhal.com ^ | September 13, 2011 | John Hawkins
    I grew up in the deep South and once, when I was going to high school, I went to a friend's party. A couple dozen of us were hanging around downstairs, enjoying ourselves, when we found out that the father of the girl who was throwing the party wouldn't let a kid into his house because he was black. You may be wondering if there was any other motive. Maybe the kid mouthed off, he was dressed like a thug, the two of the them had some kind of run-in before...none of that was true. The father was just a...
  • Berkeley offers college credit to ‘fight the new Jim Crow’

    08/31/2011 4:57:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/31/2011 | C.J. Ciaramella
    Back in the day, if students wanted easy credits, they signed up for underwater basket-weaving. Now they just need a political cause. The University of California, Berkeley is offering students college credit to work for an expressly political organization fighting for affirmative action and immigrant rights. This semester, the African Studies department at Berkeley is offering a two-credit class called “Fighting to Learn, Learning to Fight: Building the Movement for Public Education and Equality.” The class is sponsored by BAMN — The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrants Rights And Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary —...
  • Universal Healthcare and gun control lead to the holocaust 4:The Byrd Supremacy

    08/25/2011 11:56:28 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | John Hunter
    In episode 4 on how gun control and socialized medicine leads to genocide, we see in America how medical scince under the influence of liberals was used to promote racism slavery and apartheid here and in South Africa. One of universal healthcare's biggest supporters wasthe Ku Klux Klan which has always been Democratic and Socialistic. Among its more violent and fanatical supporters was former senator and grand cyclops the late Robert Byrd who worked tirelessly to advance universal healthcare in the united states, ushering in a new dark era of socialism.
  • Democrats Should Know Jim Crow, They Created Him

    07/11/2011 9:56:53 AM PDT · by New Jersey Realist · 15 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/11/2011 | Jerome Hudson
    With a bit of Chicago-machine swagger about him, Bill Clinton, a “war room” veteran, is back in the spotlight and stumping for Obama. Speaking to Campus Progress last Wednesday, Clinton asked the crowd of young progressives, “Are you fighting?” Taking talking points almost directly from the mouth of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D.-Fla.), the former President asserted, “There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the voter Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit a franchise that we see today." Likening Republican policies aimed at preserving voter...
  • Jim Crow? Not even close

    07/10/2011 7:18:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | Jul 7, 2011 | Masthead Editorial
    Legislators finally passed a voter ID bill this session, only to have Gov. John Lynch veto it. This week former President Bill Clinton compared it to Jim Crow laws. We suppose that as long as you’re going to make up stuff to discredit the opposition, you might as well go all in. Lynch vetoed the bill, he said, because it would create problems for people who wanted to vote. For instance, the bill gave people who didn’t have a valid ID on Election Day 2.5 days to come back with one. Lynch said that was just awful because “many town...
  • Bill Clinton likens GOP effort to Jim Crow laws

    07/07/2011 8:23:42 AM PDT · by freespirited · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/06/11 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Former President Bill Clinton Wednesday compared GOP efforts to limit same-day voter registration and block some convicted felons from voting to Jim Crow laws and poll taxes. In a speech to liberal youth activists Wednesday, the former president called out proposals in battleground states like Florida and Ohio that could limit the voter rolls. “I can’t help thinking since we just celebrated the Fourth of July and we’re supposed to be a country dedicated to liberty that one of the most pervasive political movements going on outside Washington today is the disciplined, passionate, determined effort of Republican governors and legislators...
  • Bill Clinton Calls Out Rick Scott on Ex Felon Voting Rights (FL)

    07/06/2011 2:50:50 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 40 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 6th 2011 | Staff
    ....“There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today,” Clinton added. Clinton mentioned Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s move in March to overturn past state precedent — including under former GOP governors — that allows convicted felons to vote once they’ve served they’ve finished probation periods.
  • America's New Racists

    06/21/2011 2:28:36 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    Creators.com ^ | June 21, 2011 | Walter E. Williams
    The late South African economist William Hutt, in his 1964 book, "The Economics of the Colour Bar," said that one of the supreme tragedies of the human condition is that those who have been the victims of injustices and oppression "can often be observed to be inflicting not dissimilar injustices upon other races." Born in 1936, I've lived through some of our openly racist history, which has included racist insults, beatings and lynchings. Tuskegee Institute records show that between the years 1880 and 1951, 3,437 blacks and 1,293 whites were lynched. I recall my cousin's and my being chased out...
  • Community effort Journalist launches directory for African American owned businesses (Atlanta)

    06/17/2011 12:27:17 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    When journalist and media consultant Gil Robertson first moved to Marietta from Los Angeles eight years ago, he found himself frustrated by not being able to find a African-American general physician. “Just like a female often feels more comfortable having a female gynecologist, many African-Americans like to have African-American doctors because you feel like they understand the health risks you both face as African-Americans,” Robertson said. “And there are other professions that culturally you may feel you have more in common with and will just naturally trust more if they share in your culture, like a lawyer or an insurance...
  • Stealing the Election of 2012 (Dem voter fraud)

    06/10/2011 7:51:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Human Events ^ | June 10, 2011 | Roger Hedgecock
    Americans take the integrity of our elections for granted. Every citizen has an equal right to vote, and every vote cast is counted. Rubbish. The voter rolls of this country are stuffed with illegal aliens, felons and dead people, who not only vote, they vote overwhelmingly Democrat. Citizens in uniform serving overseas, who might vote Republican, are routinely denied the right to vote when ballots are mailed "too late" to be returned in time to count. When a Republican wins a close race, uncounted ballots are "found" in the backseat of a Democrat poll worker's car. American elections are getting...
  • GOP = the party of civil rights. Democrats = the party of white supremacy

    11/05/2010 11:00:52 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies · 1+ views
    I was recently emailed an article by Frank Ross called 15 questions for Democrats. It demonstrates some of the lies being told that republicans are racist. Reality check. Its the opposite. Liberals are racistWhich is the Real 'Racist' Party: Fifteen Questions for Democrats Big Journalism Posted by Frank Ross Feb 8th 2010 Once upon a time former Governor, Presidential candidate, and Chairman of the Democrat National Committee called the GOP the "White Party." CNN commentator Lou Dobbs took Dean to task for his language. So was Dr. Dean, and those among the Left who share his understanding of history, accurate?...
  • Still Stuck in '64

    05/29/2010 5:38:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies · 1,231+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2010 | Rich Tucker
    If someone offered me twice the assessed value of my home -- in cash, no questions asked -- I’d schedule a moving van. It wouldn’t matter whether the potential buyer was black, red, brown or polka dotted. The only color I’d be interested in would be green. However, if I’d lived in my home in 1952, the year after it was built, and an African-American potential buyer had offered me twice the assessed value, I would have been forced to turn the offer down. It was the Jim Crow era, and state and local laws made it illegal to sell...
  • Why Is Rand Paul On The Cross

    05/22/2010 2:14:16 PM PDT · by Shout Bits · 28 replies · 772+ views
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 05/22/2010 | Shout Bits
    When Dr. Rand Paul won the GOP nomination to replace Sen. Bunning (7x MLB All Star and perfect game pitcher), liberty lovers could not believe their good fortune. Because The Senate is seated by statewide elections, its members are usually moderates (i.e. opportunists who twist with every political breeze). Who knew, maybe Sen. Coburn and Sen. Paul would form a free market caucus to reform Washington. Sadly it turns out that Paul is a mouth-foaming, cross-burning, Jim Crow racist. What racist thing has Paul done, other than being a Republican? . . .
  • The inevitable “Tiger’s mistresses weren’t diverse enough” column (Tiger is "Racist")

    12/08/2009 10:45:52 AM PST · by GOPGuide · 78 replies · 3,619+ views
    Hotair ^ | December 8, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    I expected this argument to be made, but not in the pages of the Washington Post; I assumed it would come as a blog post. Eugene Robinson takes leave of his senses in his attempt to spin Tiger Woods as either a racist or a self-hating minority — or a little of both — by complaining that Tiger’s mistresses have too much in common. Guess what that might be? "Here’s my real question, though: What’s with the whole Barbie thing? No offense to anyone who actually looks like Barbie, but it really is striking how much the women who’ve been...
  • Limbaugh Warns of White Jim Crow

    09/22/2009 1:43:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies · 1,961+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/22/09 | Cameron Scott
    TGL has been following the devolution of political discourse into fear-mongering and apparent race-baiting since Van Jones, the former adviser to the Council on Environmental Quality, first got entangled in it. Like many commentators, this blogger has felt that the level of disrespect shown for Obama, and indeed the office of the president, of late was fueled by racism. At least as far as Rush Limbaugh goes, the nagging question has been answered. Limbaugh called for segregation of school buses in response to an incident in which a white boy was beaten up by two black boys. Here's the chain...
  • A History of Violence

    08/20/2009 11:42:00 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 10 replies · 737+ views
    In fact, as the historian David Southern has documented, the worst evils of the South's Jim Crow regime, including segregation, disfranchisement, mob violence, and lynching, all "went hand-in-hand with the most advanced forms of southern progressivism." Remember that progressives wanted an interventionist government with sweeping powers to regulate all walks of life, an approach that fit nicely with Jim Crow's bullying assault on economic liberty and freedom of association.
  • The enemies of Jim Crow (1964 Civil Rights Act--108 Southern Democrats did not vote YES)

    02/15/2009 3:30:59 AM PST · by MartinaMisc · 20 replies · 1,815+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/15/09 | Jeff Jacoby
    SOMETHING to ponder during Black History Month: In the long night that followed Reconstruction, what was the engine that drove Jim Crow? Did segregationist laws codify existing social practice, or was it the laws themselves that segregated the South? Many people might intuitively assume that Southern racism had led to entrenched public segregation long before Southern legislatures made it mandatory. Not so. Separate facilities for blacks and whites were not routine in the South until the early 20th century. Racism there surely was, but as C. Vann Woodward observed in "The Strange Career of Jim Crow," the idea of separating...
  • Rendell spokesman says GOP has `Jim Crow' attitude

    10/29/2008 12:30:54 PM PDT · by Harry Wurzbach · 47 replies · 1,307+ views
    The Times Leader ^ | 10/29/08 | unlisted
    The head of the county bureau of elections hasn’t encountered any suspected voter registration fraud, but allegations in other parts of Pennsylvania have sparked a lawsuit and a verbal exchange between a state official and the Republican Party. The Pennsylvania Republican Party filed a lawsuit to assure the vote count is accurate – a move that Gov. Ed Rendell’s press secretary described as a “Jim Crow attitude.” State GOP Chairman Robert Gleason said the action was taken to question the validity of some new registrations – most of which were gathered by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now....