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  • Protesters Spray Paint "Cop Lives Don’t Matter" in Philly, Graffiti "(Expletive) Cops" on Church

    12/21/2014 6:16:07 PM PST · by rightistight · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/21/14 | Aurelius
    Vandals in Philadelphia struck multiple times over the last two days. The vandalism came during a protest against perceived police brutality. In one of the acts of vandalism, the words "Cop Lives Don't Matter" were spray-painted on a fence. You can see the picture of that below: In another, the vandals defaced a Church with the words "f*** cops" written in spray paint:
  • Cops Being Murdered, SCOTUS and GOP bending over, Obama Approval Up....Sad

    12/21/2014 4:14:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    12/21/14 | sff
    Folks, I have been a bit under the weather lately....so maybe my mood is reflected by my sickness. I log on to Drudge and see Obama is going UP in Gallup....meanwhile, the society is hurtling toward hell. Sodomy is celebrated and enabled by SCOTUS (the state of Florida's constitution is about to be shredded--to the delight of the liberal media), jobs are being lost, racism is exploding, and all during the season wherein we are to remember our Saviour. My mind and heart struggle to remember God has ALL THINGS in His control. His providence is working all events and...
  • JESSICA CHAMBERS: Teen Murdered Immediately After Local Blacks

    12/21/2014 5:41:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Doug Giles
    This is a powerful piece by Donald Joy, that originally appeared on my website ClashDaily.com, about the brutal murder/burning of Jessica Chambers. I decided to run it in place of my column because this case seems to have escaped the notice of Lame Stream Media, Al Sharpton and Eric Holder. It also seems as if various bloggers, like Mr. Joy, are more dialed in to this horrendous crime than the Barney Fifes over in Panola County, Mississippi. Herewith is Joy's column regarding this heinous murder of a 19-year-old white cheerleader. Please e-blast it and Facebook and Tweet it to everybody...
  • For de Blasio, Attack Comes Amid Tension Over Police

    12/21/2014 3:18:04 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Dec 14 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER
    Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke in sober terms at a news conference on Saturday at Woodhull Hospital after two police officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn. It is the sequence that every mayor dreads: the ominous report, the scramble to the hospital and the confirmation that, yes, an attack against the police has proved fatal. But for Mayor Bill de Blasio, the tragedy on Saturday — when two police officers were shot and killed in an ambush in Brooklyn, according to the authorities — arrived at a particularly trying moment, amid an already fractious relationship with the police. Police...
  • Sharpton Offers "Condolenses" for Murdered NYPD Officers, Doesn't Have Decency to Get Quote Right

    12/20/2014 7:57:23 PM PST · by rightistight · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/20/14 | Aurelius
    Al Sharpton, who has been pushing an agenda of racial division for decades, decried the deaths of two innocent NYPD officers tonight. Yet, despite the fact that his actions in propagating lies about Ferguson inflamed the situation, he didn’t even have the common decency to get his condolences right. Sharpton, who for months has been saying that “the fight ain’t over” against police, took to Twitter to distance himself from the horrendous murders of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The disgraced race-hustler stumbled over himself to post the following tweet. This is the original tweet, unedited: “An eye for an...
  • Expert: Blacks trust police more than whites do

    12/19/2014 12:35:47 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2014 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Do blacks trust police more than whites do? Given the anger over events in Ferguson and New York City, the very question seems absurd. But it is not. Behind the polls and demonstrations, there is evidence that blacks trust police at least as much as whites do. The poll results are hardly surprising. A new Gallup poll confirms blacks place less confidence in police and the criminal justice system. Using survey data from 2006 through 2014, Gallup found:
  • What the Stats Really Say About Racially Motivated Cop Killings

    12/19/2014 10:31:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/19/2014 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    Larry Elder at Real Clear Politics breathes essential statistical insight into the ongoing fight over whether or not white cops have a predilection for shooting black men: In 2012, according to the CDC, 140 blacks were killed by police. That same year 386 whites were killed by police. Over the 13-year period from 1999 to 2011, the CDC reports that 2,151 whites were killed by cops — and 1,130 blacks were killed by cops.Police shootings, nationwide, are down dramatically from what they were 20 or 30 years ago. The CDC reported that in 1968, shootings by law enforcement — called...
  • The Obama’s Petty Complaints Of Racism

    12/17/2014 10:39:33 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 48 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 17, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    The President and Mrs. Obama took to People Magazine to whine about alleged racist slights they’ve received over the years. The President complains that he used to have trouble hailing a cab and was mistaken for a valet. The First Lady whines that at Target someone asked for help getting something off a shelf. The Obama’s apparently believe this constitutes racism, likely of the mythical white privilege variety. In reality none of these events constitute racism, they only constitute common mistakes people make. In the cast of the lady at Target, she made the mistake of asking someone as arrogant...
  • Oprah on Sony email conversations [The RANKEST of Hypocrisy Alert!]

    12/15/2014 12:23:48 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    kcci.com ^ | 12/15/14
    Oprah Winfrey says she wishes people wouldn't rush to judge private conversations between Sony executives that were revealed in a recent hack. I would hope that we would not stand in judgement--in such harsh judgement--of a moment in time where somebody was hacked and their private conversations were put before the world. Because if we were to look at your computer and everybody else's computer...I try to write everything as though it's going to show up in the New York Times. But there are things that you say in your private conversations with your friends and your colleagues that you...
  • ‘Selma’ Cast, Director Wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts at N.Y. Premiere

    12/15/2014 7:04:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/15/14
    Parties and protests don’t typically overlap, but the “Selma” cast made an exception and a statement on Sunday night following the film’s Manhattan premiere. At one point during the otherwise splashy festivities, director Ava DuVernay took to the steps of the New York Public Library with actors David Oyelowo, E. Roger Mitchell, Wendell Pierce, Omar Dorsey, John Lavelle, Stephan James, Kent Faulcon, Lorraine Toussaint, Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson and Colman Domingo, donning “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts over their partywear and raising their arms in the “don’t shoot” pose. It was not just an unusually sobering photo op, but also a...
  • Five People Shot in Miami's Overtown [All blacks shot; no marches planned]

    12/15/2014 6:15:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 12/15/14
    Five people were injured in a drive-by shooting Sunday evening in Overtown, according to Miami Fire Rescue. Police said a group of people were standing in front of 1311 Northwest 2nd Avenue around 6 p.m. when a black SUV drove by and someone inside opened fire.
  • CNN OPINION: Charles Barkley, wrong on race, Ferguson and Garner

    12/14/2014 9:54:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 12:57 PM EST, Thu December 4, 2014 | Jason Johnson
    [SNIP] "There is a reason that they racially profile us in the way they do. Sometimes it is wrong, and sometimes it is right," Barkley said. The problem with these statements isn't just that they are misleading -- 16 out of 29 witness statements said that Mike Brown had his hands up to surrender, in direct conflict with Darren Wilson's story; and police used a banned choke hold on Eric Garner, a measure that was known to cause death -- but that Charles Barkley is uniquely and astoundingly unqualified to discuss issues of race, law and police violence. If property...
  • Wealth gap between whites and minorities is growing, Pew says

    12/12/2014 7:31:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 12, 2014 | Andrew Khouri
    An unequal economic recovery has helped create the largest wealth gap between minorities and whites in more than a decade, a new report found. The gap has grown, as white Americans -- who are more likely to own stocks -- rode surging financial markets to greater wealth, the Pew Research Center said Friday. Meanwhile, minorities, hit harder by the housing crash, saw their wealth decline between 2010 and 2013.
  • Eric Garner: A Tragedy, but Not a Murder

    12/12/2014 5:53:59 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 72 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 13 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    As the protest over his death has reached London, we can say that what happened to Eric Garner, whatever his faults, is certainly, tragically terrible. If I had been a police officer I probably would have stopped holding him down when I heard "I can’t breathe!", but then I'm not a police officer used to dealing with criminals lying all the time, including Garner himself who - as is shown in a distressing video that includes his altercation with the police before his arrest - had possibly been lying to the police until a few seconds earlier, when he...
  • Liberal Raceaholics

    12/11/2014 4:40:58 PM PST · by oblomov · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Deroy Murdock
    How does one explain liberals’ relentless obsession with race? Democrats and left-wing activists clutch the notion of racism as America’s defining characteristic just as streetcorner drunks cling to their fifths of cheap booze. No matter what, neither community can unhand those bottles. In fact, this debilitating liberal addiction deserves a name: raceaholism. Advertisement Raceaholics like President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, New York mayor Bill de Blasio, overexposed circus barker Al Sharpton, Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson, their allies, and their media enablers cannot stop talking about race. They refract almost every issue through that prism. According to them,...
  • What if Whites Were the Minority?

    12/11/2014 3:48:41 PM PST · by jdege · 91 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/10/2014 | Nicholas Kristof
    In the responses to my “When Whites Just Don’t Get It” series, I’ve been struck by the lack of empathy some whites show for members of minority groups. So imagine if the world were reversed. Then “the talk” might go like this: “Don’t curse. It is wrong, but it’s the way the world works. And that’s why Mom and I are scared for you. With us whites in the minority, some cops are just going to see you as a threat no matter what. You’re going to get stopped by black cops, and I want you to promise you’ll never...
  • California University president: if you're 'light skinned,' you have 'unearned privilege'

    12/11/2014 10:31:29 AM PST · by dennisw · 86 replies
    campusreform ^ | Dec 10, 2014 | Maggie Lit
    In a Dec. 5 op-ed, the president of California State University (CSU) claimed if you are “light skinned” you have “significant unearned privilege” and routinely think less of those who are different than yourself. In her piece, “Privilege at The Beach,”—referencing the Long Beach area where the school resides—Jane Close Conoley, a white woman herself, asserts that “light skin color and high income levels may attract significant unearned privilege.” Those who qualify for such privilege, often unknowingly exert distrust and “lower expectations of behavior” on those of another skin color. “Those who are less affluent with darker skin or from...
  • The Real Tragedy of Eric Garner’s Death, and Where the Debate Should be Focused

    12/10/2014 12:14:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2014 | Bob Barr
    “I'm minding my business, officer,” pleads the man on the video. “Please just leave me alone.” Minutes later the man, confronted by police for allegedly selling “loose” cigarettes, would be placed in a chokehold and wrestled to the ground, eventually dying from injuries sustained by the restraint. The video recording of Eric Garner’s death is deeply disturbing, and has once again stoked protests and fiery debates about police tactics and racial biases. However, focusing the anger and debate on racial bias or specific actions by individual police officers, misses the broader and far more important public policy issues raised by...
  • A Very Scary Situation (race relations)

    12/10/2014 10:10:52 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 99 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 10, 2014 | Ben Stein
    A disturbing conversation with one of my smartest, most astute friends who is from a border state but has been observing race relations for a long time now. He is white. He is definitely idiosyncratic. This, in paraphrase, is what he said: “I keep reading in the newspapers and seeing in the mainstream media how angry blacks are at whites over the Trayvon Martin case, the Ferguson case and the Staten Island case. And what the media is missing is that as angry as the blacks are at the whites, that’s how angry many — not all — whites are...
  • Obama believes racial equality has improved during his presidency

    12/10/2014 7:14:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2014 | Ed Lasky
    Those are not the facts but facts never matter when Barack Obama is involved. Barack Obama has been in overdrive in trying to boost his appeal to his base (blacks and Hispanics, in particular) as he loses the respect of the rest of America. His latest bid to bolster his support among his most loyal of supporters is his recent claim that racial equality has improved under his reign. He did this in an interview with Univision-the Spanish-language network controlled by one of his most generous donors. Justin Sink reports at The Hill  that President Obama believes racial equality...
  • College president sorry for saying 'All lives matter'

    12/10/2014 6:10:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/10/14 | Maxim Lott
    The president of prestigious Smith College is red-faced and apologetic Tuesday for telling students on the Northampton, Mass., campus that "all lives matter." Kathleen McCartney wrote the phrase in the subject line of an e-mail to students at the school.... “We are united in our insistence that all lives matter,” read the e-mail,in which she made clear she was strongly behind the protests, writing that the grand jury decisions had “led to a shared fury… We gather in vigil, we raise our voices in protest.” But she soon received backlash from students for her phrasing. They were offended that she...
  • Obama: Racial equality has improved under me

    12/09/2014 7:37:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 54 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama believes racial equality has improved during his tenure, partially thanks to policies — including his signature health care law — undertaken by his administration. “If you look at the history of race in America, it’s usually not a single moment where everything gets solved — it’s a process,” Obama said in an interview Tuesday with Univision. “I think that because of our policies, there’s more equality than when I came in. With respect to health care, with respect to access to college, with respect to opportunity. I think because of the work Eric Holder has done under my...
  • “She Couldn’t Breathe” – The Brutal Murder of 19 Year Old Jessica Lane Chambers…. (With Video)

    12/09/2014 4:33:47 AM PST · by combat_boots · 83 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12/9/2014 | sundance
    19-Year-Old Jessica Lane Chambers was brutally murdered in Mississippi two nights ago. Unfortunately the details of her murder are so horrific to comprehend they make the current racial anxiety in the headlines seem small, yet also potentially more explosive. …When the fire department got there, she was walking down the road on fire. […] They squirted lighter fluid down her throat and in her nose… Yes, Jessica was white; and no, by all accounts her killer(s) were not. She wasn’t just attacked, beaten, and burned alive – she was brutalized beyond all horrific imaginings. When you identify what took place,...
  • Police officer buys eggs for woman caught shoplifting to feed her family in Tarrant

    12/08/2014 8:41:14 PM PST · by boycott · 137 replies
    al.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Jon Reed
    TARRANT, Alabama -- A woman caught shoplifting eggs in Tarrant Saturday didn't leave with handcuffs and a court date. Thanks to a Tarrant police officer, she left with food for her family. Officer William Stacy was called to the Dollar General on Pinson Valley Parkway when employees caught the woman trying to steal a dozen eggs, Tarrant Police Chief Dennis Reno said. The woman had her young children in the car. She told Officer Stacy that she was only stealing because she was trying to feed her children. Stacy talked with Dollar General, and they said they wouldn't prosecute. So...
  • The Department of Social Justice

    12/08/2014 7:58:08 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    December 8, 2014 4:00 AM The Department of Social Justice Federal officials lectured Ferguson residents about “white privilege.” By Ryan Lovelace When Department of Justice officials arrived in Ferguson, Mo., one day after the death of Michael Brown, it wasn’t just to conduct an investigation on potential civil-rights violations. In fact, officials from one Justice Department office were conducting meetings with Ferguson residents to educate them on subjects such as “white privilege.” The DOJ’s Community Relations Service arrived in Ferguson purportedly to lessen the tension between protesters and city officials. But sources who attended the DOJ’s private gatherings with Ferguson...
  • 3-year-old girl hurt in crossfire in Liberty City [Unarmed Black toddler shot; Sharpton Silent]

    12/08/2014 6:23:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 12/7/14 | Chuck Rabin
    A 3-year-old child was shot in the ankle Sunday afternoon in Liberty City, the victim of a neighborhood dispute that erupted into gunfire and had Miami police ducking for cover. Miami police said they responded to shots being fired around 3p.m., found the injured child, who got caught in the crossfire, and surrounded the building at Northwest 12th Avenue and 62nd Street, even as gun shots continued to ring out.
  • Hundreds take a stand by lying down in Broad St. after Eagles game (they're having a die-in)

    12/08/2014 5:27:27 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Philly Daily News ^ | December 8, 2014 | Jason Nark
    A BLACK MAN carrying a protest sign and a white man in an Eagles jersey stood on Pattison Avenue last night, debating race in America as cops, fans and protesters mixed together all around them. The Eagles had just lost to the Seattle Seahawks - and minutes earlier, hundreds of protesters had lain across Broad and Pattison, a "die-in" to remember the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, and to raise awareness, they said, of social inequality. The black man - Bernard Lambert, 43, of Delaware County - carried a sign that read,...
  • America's Getting Less White, and That Will Save It

    12/07/2014 12:43:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 153 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 6, 2014 | William H. Frey
    America reached an important milestone in 2011. That occurred when, for the first time in the history of the country, more minority babies than white babies were born in a year. Soon, most children will be racial minorities: Hispanics, blacks, Asians, and other nonwhite races. And, in about three decades, whites will constitute a minority of all Americans ... This milestone signals the beginning of a transformation from the mostly white baby boom culture that dominated the nation during the last half of the twentieth century to the more globalized, multiracial country that the United States is becoming ...
  • Obama versus Freedom, Part I -- Race Relations

    12/07/2014 11:53:57 AM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 7, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Obama does not want Americans to be free -- to think for themselves, to enjoy their First and Second Amendment and other constitutional rights or to reject any aspect of His radical transformation of our country. Part I, of what will become a multipart series, deals with race relations under Obama. IntroductionIn an article posted on January 12, 2014 titled Might President Obama morph into an el Presidente Chávez? I offered parallels and dissimilarities suggesting that it had already started. That's no chip on my shoulder Where's MY parrot? When el Presidente Chávez took office in 1999, he began only slowly to implement his "reforms."...
  • President of California College: "Light Skin Color" is "Significant, Unearned Privilege"

    12/06/2014 11:29:15 AM PST · by rightistight · 66 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/6/14 | Aurelius
    President Jane Close Conoley of California State University has a message for you: if you are “light skinned,” are are likely the owner of “significant, unearned privilege” and, despite the fact that you might not look down upon other races, you are still likely a racist. In an opinion piece called “Privilege at The Beach,” which is reference to Long Beach in California, where the college is located, Conoley had a few choice words for whites. Conoley herself is white. “I’d like to do some thinking and talking about how to ensure The Beach is a zone of kindness and...
  • Palo Alto: Protesters shut down Highway 101

    12/04/2014 11:38:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | December 4, 2014 | By Jason Green
    A protest over a grand jury's decision to not indict a New York police officer in the death of Eric Garner briefly shut down Highway 101 in Palo Alto on Wednesday. The protest, which appeared to involve students from Stanford University, started about 7:30 p.m. and lasted two hours, said police Agent Marianna Villaescusa. No arrests were made. "It was very peaceful," she said. "We tried to work with the group as much as we could and keep everyone safe."
  • The Dark Forces Behind America's Racial Jihad

    12/04/2014 9:56:26 AM PST · by laujver · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 4, 2014 | Steven Simpson
    The recent racial hysteria that has engulfed Ferguson, Missouri, and other parts of the United States has shown that Islamist-type jihad is not the only kind of “holy war” plaguing America. The unspoken jihad - or intifada - that plagues America is a racial jihad engendered by radical black urban racial terrorists. This jihad is created, nurtured, perpetrated and perpetuated by the unholy trinity of the mainstream media, black supremacists, and cowardly, spineless and feckless white politicians. And it is a jihad that threatens to engulf America into a racial firestorm not seen since the War Between the States (a.k.a.,...
  • Did Obama, Holder Reactions Undermine The Justice System?

    12/04/2014 7:15:12 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-4-2014 | Fox News
    Click to the site to see the video, hot link below:Did Obama, Holder Reactions Undermine The Justice System?
  • After He, Racism

    12/04/2014 5:14:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | John Ransom
    For the first post-racial president we’ve ever had, this is working out about just as I expected. The candidate Obama acted responsibly during the election of 2008 when he had to reassure white voters that he was really one of them. Since then has become a radical black activist, parroting the worst features of the cold, racial war that is an ugly and unfortunate feature of American life. The contrast tells us that Obama knows what he’s doing. He exploits race in the same way Elizabeth Warren has, in the same way Al Sharpton has. If Tawana Brawley had been...
  • Ferguson Activist On MSNBC: Garner Decision Means It's Legal To "Hang And Lynch' People Of Color

    12/03/2014 6:59:26 PM PST · by absentee · 37 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/3/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC's The Ed Show, host Schultz featured a panel of guests today to discuss the grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in connection with the death of Eric Garner in New York City. Schultz interviewed T-Dubb-O, an activist and self-described unsigned rapper from St. Louis, as to what the video of the incident and the subsequent grand jury decision mean. His answer: It means that it's absolutely legal to kill a black person whenever you feel like if you're a police officer. It's legal in the United States of America to still hang and lynch people...
  • University of Chicago Student Threatens Rape on Facebook to Further Diversity Initiatives

    12/03/2014 11:22:16 AM PST · by rightistight · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/3/14 | Aurelius
    Two weeks ago, a University of Chicago student, freshman Derek Caquelin, reported that they had received public threats of rape on Facebook, and that the perpetrator also called them racially offensive terms. After an investigation by the University, it has been determined that the student who reported the post was the person who actually wrote it. Caquelin told the college that he had been hacked and that someone wrote the racist, threatening message on his profile. The University took the matter seriously and investigated the incident when it was first reported, and contacted a third party website-provider to find out...
  • It doesn’t mean what you think

    12/03/2014 11:21:14 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-03-14 | DrJohn
    In 2008 two members of the New Black Panthers were charged with voter intimidation. The case, described as a slam dunk, was dropped by the Holder DOJ. It doesn't mean what you think. Remember when Holder spoke of "his people"?It doesn't mean what you think. Two New Black Panthers who plotted to bomb the St Louis Arch and assassinate local police were charged not with that, but with minor gun offenses instead. It doesn't mean what you think. Michael Brown's stepfather screamed "Burn this bitch down!" in Ferguson, following which burning and riots took place. He won't be charged with...
  • Ben Shapiro: Katy Perry, Cher and Macklemore All Lie About Ferguson (video)

    12/03/2014 4:56:43 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 12-3-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2PYJPPFx9Q The evidence shows that Michael Brown was an 18-year-old, 6’4”, 289-lb. black criminal who robbed a convenience store and attacked a police officer while high, then got shot – that’s what the grand jury determined when they decided not to indict Darren Wilson. But evidence has never stopped people like Cher, who tweeted, “Something must b done 2 protect innocent young blk men.” Or Moby, who tweeted that “Darren Wilson chased Michael Brown and murdered him.” Or Serena Williams, who tweeted, “Wow. Just wow. Shameful. What will it take???” Or Katy Perry, who said, “praying for an equal America,”...
  • New Poll Finds Something Surprising About Race and Climate Change

    12/02/2014 12:16:50 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 31 replies
    The classic portrayal of climate change is one of a great equalizer, a force that knows no color, creed or class. The rising seas will swallow us all, and if crops can't be harvested, none of us will eat. But a poll found that the public is more savvy than this story would have you believe. A report by the Public Religion Research Institute and the American Academy of Religion found that race is a consistent predictor both of people's concern toward climate change and inclination to act on it, which suggests members of the public sense that the harms...
  • 5 Killed, 14 Wounded In Thanksgiving Weekend Shootings [Chicago; No Marches by Sharpton]

    12/02/2014 11:21:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    CBS CHICAGO ^ | 12/2/14
    ....shootings throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend [have] left five people dead and at least 14 others wounded....
  • Obama on Ferguson follow-up: "This time will be different

    12/02/2014 4:28:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/1/14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    As his administration searches for ways to strengthen trust between police and the communities they protect around the country in the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting and protests, President Obama pledged that this particular endeavor will be "different." "The president of the United States is deeply invested in making sure that this time is different," Mr. Obama said. "When I hear the young people around this table talk about their experiences, it violates my belief in what America can be to hear young people feeling marginalized and distrustful, even after they've done everything right. That's not who we are."
  • Long history of racial tension set the stage for Ferguson protests

    12/02/2014 3:04:13 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 11 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 30, 2014 | Matthew Teague
    Kinloch is the oldest black town in Missouri, and possibly west of the Mississippi River, formed in the 1890s when a real estate developer found a loophole in laws against selling property to black people. Life there centered on Kinloch Airfield, a history-making place where President Theodore Roosevelt flew in a plane built by the Wright brothers, where the first control tower was built, where a man first parachuted out of a plane. People were poor, sure, but they worked hard. The problem was that other than the airport, all the businesses — and so, the tax base — were...
  • White House: Ferguson Not All About Race

    12/01/2014 2:06:11 PM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | Breitbart TV, Pam Key
    Monday at the White House press briefing when asked if President Barack Obama will address the race issue causing protests and riots all over the country triggered by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson fatal shooting of Michael Brown, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said is not all about race.
  • Without A Hint Of Irony, Planned Parenthood Joins #BlackLivesMatter Protest

    12/01/2014 1:23:07 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12-1-2014 | TRISTYN BLOOM
    Despite its history of pioneering widespread abortions in black communities, Planned Parenthood joined the #BlackLivesMatter Twitter protest Monday afternoon, tweeting, “We are joining #Ferguson organizers and protesters in DC today — standing in solidarity with you! #HandsUpWalkOut #BlackLivesMatter” The movement is part of the ongoing response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American who was shot and killed by the police officer in August. Some have said that the failure to indict is evidence that black people in the United States don’t merit the same legal protections that...
  • Chris Rock tells white people to own the actions of their ancestors

    12/01/2014 12:33:36 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 259 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Chris Rock explained in a lengthy interview Sunday that he believes part of healing racial relations in America is by white people “owning” the actions of their ancestors. The black comedian told New York magazine’s Frank Rich that racial progress in America is “nonsense” and that the only thing that’s changed is white people aren’t as crazy as they used to be.
  • Ferguson shooting is topic of Obama meetings Monday with Cabinet, civil rights leaders, police

    12/01/2014 6:36:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    al.com ^ | 12/1/14
    ....Obama will discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday with his Cabinet, civil rights leaders, law enforcement officials and others.
  • Boy missing 4 years found behind false wall in Georgia

    12/01/2014 5:16:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/29/14
    A 13-year-old boy who had been missing for four years was found by police hidden behind a false wall in a home in Jonesboro, Georgia.... Five people at the home were arrested, including the boy's father and stepmother. They have been charged with false imprisonment, cruelty to children and obstruction, the Journal-Constitution reported. The boy's mother, who lives out of state, was traveling to Georgia to be reunited with her son, police said.
  • A Hopeful Theory About Race Which Might Make Sense

    11/30/2014 5:15:33 AM PST · by IChing · 57 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 11/29/14 | Donald Joy
    Arguing and even rioting over racial controversies are among the most obsessive activities in our modern society. Where does it all end? A couple of years ago I came across an essay which explained racial differences in terms I’d never encountered before. The author’s basic message was that white Europeans were at one point about as savage and culturally undeveloped as Africans or so-called native Americans, but that they later achieved highly advanced civilization not through some kind of rapid evolution or manifesting some latent, inherent superiority — it was the advent and spread of Christianity throughout Europe, exponentially more...
  • BOOM: Milwaukee Police Chief Explodes...

    11/29/2014 10:21:37 AM PST · by celmak · 45 replies
    ClashDaily ^ | November 27, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Earlier this month, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn was verbally attacked by protesters in his community for being on his cellphone during a Fire and Police Commission meeting related to the officer-involved shooting death of Dontre Hamilton, 31. When reporters confronted Flynn about the cellphone incident after the meeting, he not only revealed that he had a good reason to be on it, but he also went on a tirade about the “greatest racial disparity in the city of Milwaukee.” “Well I was on my phone, yes. That is true. I was following developments about a 5-year-old girl sitting on...
  • Ferguson Riots Dwarfed by 1965’s Watts Riots [satire]

    11/29/2014 9:10:01 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    Jealous of all the media attention being given to the riots in Ferguson Missouri, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks has introduced a resolution calling for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riots. “From all the hoopla attached to the recent events in Ferguson you’d think that this riot is the most significant Black uprising against white oppression in recent memory, but you’d be wrong,” Parks said. “Back in 1965 the Black Community devastated Watts causing 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, and over $40 million in property damage. Over 3,000 people were arrested. What went down in Ferguson...