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  • Georgia cheerleaders to protest anthem in stadium tunnel

    10/16/2017 5:45:53 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 69 replies
    Yahoo and AP ^ | 16 Oct 17 | AP
    A group of Georgia cheerleaders say they'll take a knee in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday's homecoming game since their university moved them off the field after an earlier demonstration. Kennesaw State University cheerleader Shlondra Young tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the so-called "Kennesaw Five" will kneel until the U.S. flag "represents what it should." The cheerleaders say they've paid attention to the nationwide debate over NFL players kneeling during the anthem, and they prayed before doing so at a Sept. 30 game. Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren tells The Marietta Daily Journal he...
  • Racial identity policies are ruining Edina's fabled schools

    10/16/2017 5:24:08 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | October 9 2017 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    In place of academic excellence for all, the district’s primary mission is now to ensure that students think correctly on social and political issues — most importantly, on race and “white privilege.” District leaders enshrined this new mission in EPS’s “All for All” strategic plan, adopted in 2013. The plan mandates that, going forward, the EPS must view “all teaching and learning experiences” through the “lens of racial equity.” If “equity” meant “treating kids equally,” all thinking Minnesotans would support it. In this context, however, it’s code for racial identity politics — a simplistic blaming of “white privilege” for the...
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates is not here to comfort you

    10/14/2017 7:45:40 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    Vox ^ | 10/9/2017
    “I think these things don't tend to happen peacefully,” says Coates. As Ta-Nehisi Coates began his book tour for We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, he had a telling exchange with The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert. “You’ve had a hard time in some interviews expressing a sense of hope in this country,” Colbert said. “Do you have any hope tonight for the people out there, about how we could be a better country, we could have better race relations, we could have better politics?” “No,” Coates replied. "But I’m not the person you should go to for...
  • African-American unemployment rate falls to 17-year low

    10/12/2017 2:05:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    The unemployment rate for African-Americans fell to a 17-year low in September, and the rates for all other major racial and ethnic groups also dropped.
  • Alex Morgan after Disney World incident: 'I can’t imagine what black people go through'

    10/12/2017 5:33:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    It may be the most magical place on Earth, but sports stars are not exempt from the law of the land at Disney World. Olympic medalist Alex Morgan discovered this the hard way earlier this month, when she and a few of her fellow professional soccer-playing friends were escorted from Epcot Center for being intoxicated and agressive on Oct. 1.
  • It's 1968 All Over Again

    10/12/2017 5:19:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Almost a half-century ago, in 1968, the United States seemed to be falling apart. The Vietnam War, a bitter and close presidential election, antiwar protests, racial riots, political assassinations, terrorism and a recession looming on the horizon left the country divided between a loud radical minority and a silent conservative majority. The United States avoided a civil war. But America suffered a collective psychological depression, civil unrest, defeat in Vietnam and assorted disasters for the next decade -- until the election of a once-polarizing Ronald Reagan ushered in five consecutive presidential terms of relative bipartisan calm and prosperity from 1981...
  • Statue honoring former governor to be moved from courthouse [Gov. Broward--as in County]

    10/11/2017 5:00:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    ABC /AP ^ | 10/11/17
    A statue honoring a former governor whose segregationist comments recently came to light will be removed from a Florida courthouse. But Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief said Tuesday that the county also named after Napoleon Bonaparte Broward isn't likely to be renamed.... ....Broward was Florida's governor from 1905-1908 and is best known for the draining of the Everglades. The statue has been at the courthouse since 1993....
  • Jim Wallis: People Upset Over NFL Anthem Protests Are More 'White' Than 'Christian'

    10/09/2017 9:00:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/09/2017 | Samuel Smith
    White Christians who are upset at NFL players who choose to protest during the playing of the national anthem are showing that they're more "white" than they are "Christian," the Rev. Jim Wallis has claimed.Wallis, the president of the progressive Christian social justice organization Sojourners who is a prominent evangelical critic of President Donald Trump, wrote an op-ed published Thursday that commented on the emotionally charged issue of NFL national anthem protests and Trump's heated opposition to them.Wallis stated that Sojourners has encouraged protests during the playing of the "Star Spangled Banner" before games as a "prophetic stance" that is "part...
  • Tripping Over an Inconvenient Truth for Leftists, Regarding White Privilege

    10/08/2017 7:53:38 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 39 replies
    My own thoughts | 10/08/2017 | Doughtyone for Free Republic
    While working on another study this afternoon, I stumbled across some figures that might be enlightening to others.  It was surprising to me. You see, I'm a member of a very special group.  Born white, male, and over 65 years of age, I'm guilty of white Privilege, (according to some people). Yes, I am hanging my head in shame, moving it from side to side.  ( /s )  How did I ever sink to this level?  Clearly there is a problem.  (Or is there?)  Can I ever atone for this?  Can you? Our white youth are considered to have an...
  • 'Racist' ad? Dove apologizes for images that caused social-media outcry

    10/08/2017 6:33:31 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 65 replies
    Pennlive.com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Steve Marroni
    A soap brand is apologizing for an advertisement that appears to show a black woman turning white after using their product. "An image we recently posted on Facebook missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully," Dove brand wrote on Twitter. "We deeply regret the offense it caused."The image has since been removed, but not before some users caught a screenshot.
  • Michelle Obama laments lack of diversity in ‘all men, all white’ GOP

    10/04/2017 8:22:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former first lady Michelle Obama lamented Tuesday that the lack of diversity in the Republican Party and Congress as a whole is part of the reason why the American people don’t trust politics. Speaking with television producer Shonda Rhimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia, Mrs. Obama said she noticed the stark contrast in diversity and “color” between the two parties every time she attended the State of the Union address while her husband was office. “Usually at the State of the Union address … when you’re in the room, what you can see is this real dichotomy,”...
  • When will a black athlete take a stand (Saturbray)

    09/30/2017 5:57:49 AM PDT · by bray · 32 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 9/30/17 | bray
    “In days to come, when your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ say to him, ‘With a mighty hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. Exodus 13:14 When are the blacks ever going to take an ounce of ownership for their violent culture? All of these put upon athlete desecrating our flag and our country would rather blame Whitey and white cops for their plight rather than answer the question of why their neighborhoods are the most violent in every city? Why is it you always see the blacks burning down their...
  • Racist Slurs Written at USAFA Prep School

    09/29/2017 2:40:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2017 | Micah Rate
    Warning: Offensive LanguageAt a time when discussions of race and racism are constantly in and out of the news cycle, another incident, this time at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Preparatory School, is furthering the discussion of the two in America.Racist slurs were found on five whiteboards outside the rooms of five black preparatory cadets. The slur, written in black dry-erase marker, said, "Go home n******."The individual or individuals who wrote the racist message have yet to be identified.Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Jay Silveria took the time to address all the cadets at the United States Air Force...
  • CBC chair pens letter expressing ‘utter disgust’ in Trump’s handling of race relations

    09/28/2017 1:48:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Raw Story ^ | September 28, 2017 | Elizabeth Preza
    Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) on Wednesday harshly criticized Donald Trump, writing a letter to express his “utter disgust” with how the president has handled race relations in the United States. In an acerbic letter to Trump, Richmond—who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)—slammed the president’s attack on NFL players, his “use of profane, sexually derogatory language in addressing American citizens” and his employment of “racist dog whistles” in everyday speech. “I write today to express my utter disgust with your handling of race relations in America in general and, more specifically, your calculated, divisive response to nationwide demonstrations against police...
  • Looking Southward

    09/26/2017 9:12:54 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 27 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 9/26/7 | Costin Vlad Alamariu
    Race in Latin America is confusing to many Americans, who generally can’t see beyond black and white. Spanish and Portuguese conquistadores and their families from Europe have always formed a kind of local aristocracy. Their descendants were called criollos, and were considered somewhat lower in status than Iberians or other Europeans born abroad. The descendants of single European men who married native indio women formed the core of “the people,” who were subservient.The possible combinations of different grades of European, Amerindian, and African led to a dizzying proliferation of types, all of which were named and classified according to a...
  • Chicago Police Officers Discplined for Taking a Knee in Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick

    09/26/2017 7:18:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 9/26/2017 | Tom Porter
    Chicago Police Officers Discplined for Taking a Knee in Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick By Tom Porter On 9/26/17 at 5:25 AM Two Chicago police officers who kneeled alongside an activist in a social media photograph that went viral will face disciplinary action for making a political statement while in uniform, a department spokesman said. Activist Aleta Clarke posted the photo on Instagram Sunday, showing two police officers kneeling alongside her, with all three raising their fists. In her caption to the photo with the officers, Clarke, who posts on Instagram under the name @englewoodbarbie, wrote “That Moment when you walk...
  • ESPN's Jemele Hill rips NASCAR for welcoming Confederate flags

    09/25/2017 12:22:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    ESPN anchor Jemele Hill ripped NASCAR in a tweet on Sunday for welcoming Confederate flags even as some team owners said they would fire people working for them who protested during the national anthem
  • Those Who Benefit from Economic Injustice Shouldn't Complain

    09/25/2017 7:58:35 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | 09/25/17 | Reasonmclucus
    Those athletes who complain about the existence of injustice ignore the fact that they are part of the class whose members may benefit from whatever injustices are perceived to exist. What is considered an injustice varies from one person to another. The use of local taxes to subsidize sports facilities can be considered an injustice. Some of the athletes using the facilities pay more in income taxes than some of the local taxpayers make in a year. The money teams save by not having to pay to construct facilities is available for player salaries. If professional athletes are really concerned...
  • 26-year-old man accused of stabbing his co-worker to death at the Hickory Hills, IL Arby's.

    09/24/2017 8:25:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Patch Illinois ^ | Sep 23, 2017 | Lorraine Swanson
    Arby’s Ripper Told Mom, ‘I Did A Bad Thing:' Prosecutor Bail denied for 26-year-old man accused of stabbing his co-worker to death at the Hickory Hills Arby's. Lorraine Swanson September 23, 2017 HICKORY HILLS, IL -- Kristina and Daniel Price gripped each other’s hands during a bond hearing Saturday afternoon at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building, as they listened to a Cook County prosecutor describe their brother Johnny’s last moments of life. John Price, 35, was stabbed to death last week while working the night shift at Arby’s in Hickory Hills. The man accused of his murder, Irvin Thomas, 26,...
  • Leftists Decry Straight Black Men as 'The White People of Black People'

    09/21/2017 9:16:05 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 47 replies
    The Declaration ^ | September 21, 2017 | By Pardes Seleh
    Left-wing writers are taking the victim narrative to a new level this week, decrying “straight black men” as the “white people of black people.” In a column for The Root's “Very Smart Brothas,” writer Damon Young accused straight black men of having the “type of privilege created for and protected by whiteness.” Black men, while victims of the white man's oppressiveness, are the oppressors of the nonheterosexual/male black person.