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  • Red Cross pool safety poster called racist

    06/27/2016 5:20:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Fox5 Houston ^ | KATHY CARVAJAL,
    A poster about pool safety that was up outside a Colorado swimming pool is being called racist. A man shared a photo he apparently took of the poster at the Salida community pool. On Twitter, John Sawyer asked the American Red Cross about the "super racist" post "Hey Red Cross. Send a new pool poster to @SalidaRec bc the current one they have with your name on it is super racist." The Red Cross responded to Sawyer via Twitter saying "Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’re removing this from our site immediately & are creating new materials."...
  • BET Awards: Clinton Rally, Then a Sermon Against Abusive 'Invention Called Whiteness'

    06/27/2016 2:18:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/27/16 | Karen Townsend
    ....the 2016 BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards were full of Black Lives Matter references and reminders to register to vote and then get out the vote for Hillary Clinton. ....Ellis Ross made her plea for Hillary in a personal way. She noted that the single woman demographic (which includes herself) is the largest and most important for a White House win, so “Welcome to the White House, Hillary Clinton.” Empire star Taraji P. Henson...made a veiled reference to ...Donald Trump... “I’m not really political, but it’s serious out here. For those who think he isn’t going to win, think again....
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV ... Shares Tumble On Vows Of Possible Emission Scandal

    05/23/2016 11:39:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    The Country Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Myrna Salomon
    Shares of Fiat Chrysler are down more than 4% in pre-market trading today as investors react to a possible emission scandal relating to the company's vehicles in Germany... in over the counter markets in the US following a report from a German Newspaper that the company could be banned from vehicles in the country if it is found disregarding strict emission standards. German paper Bild said in a story on Saturday that multiple tests from the German motor transport authority KBA have shown that several Fiat Chrysler's models had exhaust treatment systems that were switching off automatically after running for...
  • Obama accuses Trump, GOP of spreading hate (Obama sucks Oxygen out of Hillary, Bernie)

    06/26/2016 10:33:09 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/2016 | Harper Neidig
    President Obama on Friday night lashed out at Donald Trump and the Republican Party, accusing them of spreading hate and bigotry.
  • Remembering Selma, But Ignoring Black Violence

    03/09/2015 9:18:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/09/15 | Alan Caruba
    Black resentment, black hostility, black racial consciousness that permeates every part of black media, black churches, black families, and black schooling The pat answer for black complaints about events these days is “white racism.” One rarely, if ever, reads or hears anything about black racism, but if you ask, many blacks will acknowledge it. As the 50th anniversary of the Selma, Alabama confrontation was recalled, there was little mention of a multitude of black violence events that continue to either go unreported or reported to reflect “white racism” even when it is not a factor. In 2013, Colin Flaherty published...
  • Minority babies outnumber whites among US infants

    06/23/2016 5:07:04 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 94 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | June 23, 2016 | Teresa Welsh
    White babies are now outnumbered by minority babies, according to new population estimates from the Census Bureau. In 2015, racial and ethnic minorities made up 50.2 percent of babies under a year old. That year, there were 1,995,102 minority babies born, just slightly more than the 1,982,936 white babies born. The 2015 data was released Thursday, as was updated data for previous years. These new figures show that in 2013, minority babies also outnumbered non-Hispanic white babies by about 1,000 births. In 2014, white babies were outnumbered by about 16,000. Original data from 2011 showed that white babies were in...
  • Pittsburgh news anchor fired after racist Facebook post says it was because she is white

    06/22/2016 5:38:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 21, 2016 | Christopher Brennen
    Pittsburgh news anchor fired after racist Facebook post says it was because she is white A Pittsburgh news anchor fired for a Facebook post stereotyping black people as criminals is suing, saying she was let go because she is white. Wendy Bell, then a presenter at WTAE, caused a social-media firestorm with a March post, where she wrote that still-unidentified shooting suspects were probably black. “You needn’t be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts two weeks ago Wednesday ... They are young black men, likely in their teens or in...
  • Abortion, race, immigration among last Supreme Court cases

    06/21/2016 8:29:42 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 21 June 2016 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON — It happens every June. The Supreme Court nears the finish line with the most contentious cases still to be resolved. This year is no exception. Among the court's eight remaining cases are regulation of Texas abortion clinics, race in college admissions, protections for people living in the U.S. illegally and the public corruption conviction of Virginia's former governor.
  • There's No Other Way to Say It: Minimum Wage Laws Are Racist

    06/18/2016 12:18:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 18, 2016 | John Ellis
    Following the lead of a several trodden upon, yet Democrat-controlled municipalities, Washington D.C. recently approved a bill raising the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour by 2025. This move has been hailed by leftists as a triumph for equality and the little guys. Except minimum wage laws were first proposed by racists to keep minorities down, and current minimum wage laws further disenfranchise those in our society who are already disenfranchised.To help understand, a brief history lesson is in order. At the risk of wandering off topic, this brief history lesson will also serve to demonstrate why many leftists...
  • Angry Yale students petition to 'decolonize' the school's English department

    06/15/2016 6:42:07 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 June 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
    Yale University has found itself embroiled in controversy once again this year after English students complained that courses in the department were 'hostile' to students of color. Under the most fire is the Major English Poets course, a prerequisite for undergraduates in the major to study the works of at least seven major poets, all of whom are white men. An anonymous petition has demanded the department not only change the English 125/126 course, which has existed since 1920, but abolish it entirely. It also asks that the major's pre-1800/1900 requirements be changed to include literature relating to 'gender, race...
  • Teacher abused by students wins $125k settlement ("White B---!" Pelted With Rocks)

    06/13/2016 7:16:14 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6-12-2016 | Susan Edelman
    “These kids knew they could beat on me all they wanted, and the administration would tacitly encourage it by not doing anything about it,” Perez said. “In no other workplace would I be expected to take this as part of my day.” MS 72 struggles with discipline problems and low student achievement. In school surveys, kids have complained of bullying. Perez says several kids taunted and threatened her as they spewed X-rated profanity. They called her “white bitch,” pelted her with pencils, and tossed rocks as she walked to her car, warning that she would “get shot” and “get my...
  • Tony Awards Hail ‘Hamilton’ and Denounce Hate

    06/13/2016 4:23:19 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 17 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 6/13/2016 | Michael Paulson
    “Hamilton,” an improbable hip-hop musical about America’s first Treasury secretary, completed its rapturous march across America’s awards landscape on Sunday, picking up Broadway’s highest honor: the Tony Award for best new musical. The prize capped an amazing season for the show, a smash hit that has been sold out from the start, captivating audiences and the broader culture through its use of today’s sounds and a largely nonwhite cast to explore America’s revolutionary origins and their contemporary relevance.
  • Trump and Establishment Racial Hypocrisy

    06/08/2016 5:48:46 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 4 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | June 8, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    The political establishment, and all their bootlicking suck-ups in the media and academia, are sanctimonious hypocrites when it comes to race. Where were the howls of racism when Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court? Let's face it---she wasn't nominated because of her legal and constitutional acumen, she was nominated because she was a Latina who would reliably toe the Marxist-establishment line in her decisions. It was clearly a racist nomination, but nobody said a word. (Sotomayor calls herself a wise Latina. I have news for her---I have a basset hound with a more nuanced understanding of the Constitution...
  • Trump, the La Raza Judge, and the RINO's

    06/07/2016 3:27:58 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 34 replies
    Vanity | June 7, 2016 | Behind the Blue Wall
    Apologies for the vanity, but for me, this episode with Trump, the La Raza judge and the RINO's running for cover perfectly encapsulates why Trump is the GOP's (and thus America's) only hope right now. The people using this incident to jump off of the Trump bandwagon are about the stupidest most idiotic people currently walking the face of the Earth. EVERYONE knows that judges can be biased based on their background and heritage, MOST OF ALL the LEFT-WING media/Democrat Party who are supposedly clutching their pearls in shock. The judge in this case has already clearly demonstrated his bias...
  • A Judge’s View of Judging Is on the Record [2009: Sotomayor says ethnicity affects judges!]

    06/07/2016 6:37:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/14/09 | Charlie Savage
    In 2001, Sonia Sotomayor, an appeals court judge, gave a speech declaring that the ethnicity and sex of a judge “may and will make a difference in our judging.” In her speech, Judge Sotomayor questioned the famous notion — often invoked by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her retired Supreme Court colleague, Sandra Day O’Connor — that a wise old man and a wise old woman would reach the same conclusion when deciding cases. “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusio....
  • Will GOP leaders hitting Trump on Curiel also criticize "White Privilege" proponents?

    06/06/2016 8:29:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Another question/observation. The academic world, media, and social networks are very fond these days of asserting the notion of "White Privilege"... an apparent blanket accusation against an entire RACE of people. Trump, however, points to a particular judge and HE is accused of racism. He didn't accuse every Mexican of being unfair, did he? Now we go to the GOP. They tear into Trump for his words, but I have YET to see them criticize this RAMPANT accusation against all whites.
  • 5 dead, 18 wounded in shootings citywide

    06/04/2016 8:28:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 4, 2016 | Staff
    Five people were killed and 18 others have been wounded by gunfire since late morning Friday, including a teen accidentally shot dead in Bridgeport, two men injured at a union hall on the Far South Side, and two people shot on the Stevenson Expressway. At 5:20 a.m. Saturday, a 32-year-old man was sitting in a parked car when someone approached and shot him in the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene. At 3:15 a.m., a man was shot dead in Longwood Manor. Witnesses said he was approached on the sidewalk by two males who fired shots, hitting him...
  • Donald Trump wants to disqualify a judge purely because of his ethnicity [New "racist!" meme]

    06/02/2016 6:47:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    vox ^ | 6/2/16 | Dara Lind
    After months of underhanded attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge presiding over two class-action suits against Trump University, Donald Trump finally came out and said it: people with "Mexican heritage" can't be trusted to put American values first. Here's what he told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday: Mr. Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had "an absolute conflict" in presiding over the litigation given that he was "of Mexican heritage" and a member of a Latino lawyers’ association. Mr. Trump said the background of the judge, who was born in Indiana to Mexican immigrants, was relevant...
  • When Books Fall Open, You Fall In….Unless the Character doesn’t “look like you”

    06/01/2016 10:59:05 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-01-16 | Wordsmith
    I remember reading about Marley Dias previously. She's back in the news: Rescue people in another galaxy? Escape from a tower with a dragon's help? Visit England, China, and India, and still be back for dinnertime? That's all in a day's read for 11-year-old Marley Dias, who was featured in TODAY's "Can-Do Kids" series on Tuesday. "When I get lost in a book, it's just, like, magical!" Dias told TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager. The New Jersey sixth grader's love for reading was profound but not blind. After spending years of her life stepping into new worlds with every turn...
  • Chinese Commercial Advertises Detergent Strong Enough to Wash Off Black Skin

    05/29/2016 12:21:02 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 53 replies
    A new television commercial has been called “jaw-droppingly racist” for advertising laundry detergent seemingly strong enough to turn a black man Asian. The ad — from China-based laundry detergent company Qiaobi — shows a black man flirting with a seemingly interested Asian woman. The women lures the man closer to a washing machine. She shoves a ball of washing detergent in his mouth before shoving his body into the washing machine. Moments later, the black man emerges from the water as an Asian man.
  • White People vs. White Privilege

    05/27/2016 7:58:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 27, 2016 | Alex Wagner
    n Tuesday, a judge in Pennsylvania ordered Bill Cosby to proceed to criminal trial on three counts of felony indecent assault. Cosby’s fall from grace has been precipitous, but the charges against him have been rumored for decades. The person most widely credited for the starting this latest—and most damning—round of speculation is the comedian Hannibal Burress, who is black. As part of a standup routine in 2014, Burress called Cosby a rapist, and set into motion a maelstrom that ultimately resulted in 58 women coming forward to claim they were raped, drugged, or sexually harassed by Cosby. (Cosby has...
  • Dylann Roof case: Feds to seek death penalty

    05/25/2016 5:36:17 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 26 replies
    Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, in July 2015. Roof, who is white, is charged with 33 federal offenses, including hate crime charges for allegedly targeting his victims on the basis of their race and religion. A judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf in July 2015. "The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.
  • HORSE WINS THEN DIES AT PREAKNESS

    05/21/2016 11:19:36 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    DennisMichaelLynch.com ^ | 5/21/16 | DML Admin?
    The Preakness started off in a strange and tragic way. The winning horse of the first race at Pimlico Race Course died on its walk back to the barn. Homeboykris won the race by a half-length. But after having his picture taken in the winner’s circle, he collapsed and died.
  • Obama signs measure striking 'oriental' and 'negro' from federal law

    05/20/2016 2:15:42 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 75 replies
    May 20, 2016, 05:11 pm Obama signs measure striking 'oriental' and 'negro' from federal law By Jordan Fabian President Obama has signed legislation striking outdated racial terms such as “Oriental” and “Negro” from federal laws. Obama signed the bill without fanfare on Friday along with six other pieces of legislation, the White House said. The measure sailed through Congress unopposed, a rare example of bipartisan agreement in an election year. It reached the president’s desk after the Senate unanimously approved it on Monday. It passed the House easily in February. “The term ‘Oriental’ has no place in federal law and...
  • SENATE REPUBLICANS BLOCK LEE AMENDMENT, PRESERVE AFFH (Obama's Plan to Ghettoize Your Neighborhood)

    05/20/2016 9:28:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 141 replies
    PowerLine ^ | May 20, 2016 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Lee Amendment to defund President Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation failed in the Senate yesterday because not enough Republicans backed it. The Amendment was tabled by a vote of 60-37. Jeremy Carl aptly describes this vote as a defeat for conservatism, community control, and common sense. It is a victory, as Carl says, for turning the federal government into a National Zoning board, forcing high density housing on unwilling cities and towns, and letting bureaucrats decide the racial, ethnic and income balance of local communities.
  • White Skin Privilege

    05/20/2016 8:06:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jim Simpson
    Editor’s Note: This column is excerpted from a special report that he wrote for Accuracy in Media. The “White Skin Privilege” idea was created in 1967 by Noel Ignatiev, an acolyte of [Derrick] Bell and professor at Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute (Du Bois was a Communist black leader who helped found the NAACP). Writing under the alias Noel Ignatin, Ignatiev co-authored an SDS pamphlet with fellow radical Ted Allen, titled White Blindspot. In 1992 he co-founded Race Traitor: Journal of the New Abolitionism. Its first issue coined the slogan, "Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity." Its stated objective...
  • Whoopi on Trump: I Don’t Want a Racist As President

    05/17/2016 8:57:44 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2016 | by Pam Key
    Monday ABC’s “The View,” while discussing a New York Times article about presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s relationship with woman, the show’s co-hosts did not hold back on their criticism. Co-host Joy Behar said, “You know what? They’re going to bring up Bill Clinton. When he gets accused of all this, he brings up Bill Clinton. Okay, Bill Clinton’s a dog also. What’s does that have to do with Hillary Clinton? Are we gonna blame Melania for this piece in the Times? So don’t go after Hillary.” Whoopi Goldberg said, “I don’t want a racist as president sorry. I don’t...
  • Danny Trejo Speaks Out After School Brawl: ‘We Have Kids That Aren’t Safe’ Blacks vs Browns

    05/12/2016 12:36:50 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 37 replies
    ktla.com ^ | 12:20PM, MAY 12, 2016 | Tracy Bloom
    Danny Trejo Speaks Out After Sylmar High School Brawl: ‘We Have Kids That Aren’t Safe’ POSTED 11:42 AM, MAY 12, 2016, BY TRACY BLOOM, UPDATED AT 12:20PM, MAY 12, 2016 Actor Danny Trejo was among those who spoke out at a community meeting Wednesday night that was held days after a caught-on-video lunchtime brawl that involved dozens of students at Sylmar High School. Trejo, a San Fernando resident, confronted school officials at the charged meeting, accusing them of not listening to students. “You are so wrapped up in whatever you do, that you’re not listening to them,” the “Machete” star...
  • Hard Truths About Race on Campus

    05/12/2016 11:48:43 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6 May 2016 | JONATHAN HAIDT and LEE JUSSIM
    Imagine that you were the president of an American university at the end of 2015, as student protests over racial concerns swept the country, energized by the Black Lives Matter movement. The president of the University of Missouri resigned over controversies there, and other college leaders were confronted on their campuses. Now it’s your turn. A hundred students march to your office and present their demands. They give you one week to respond. What should you do?... As a result of these disparate admissions standards, many students spend four years in a social environment where race conveys useful information about...
  • George Zimmerman gun up for auction

    05/12/2016 3:42:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Fox 35 Orlando ^ | 5/12/16 | Valerie Boey
    George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2013, is selling his gun. The 9mm pistol that Zimmerman said was used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 is up for sale in an online auctio
  • Britain ‘sleepwalking to catastrophe’ over race: Trevor Phillips

    05/11/2016 4:40:31 AM PDT · by Mr Radical · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 May 2016 | John Bingham
    Britain risks "flames" of racial and religious conflict because of a "liberal self-delusion" over the impact of mass immigration, the former head of the equality watchdog Trevor Phillips claims today. In a startling assault on decades of official multiculturalism and diversity policy, the founding chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission argues the UK is being allowed to "sleepwalk to catastrophe" by leaders too "touchy", "smug", "complacent" and "squeamish" to talk about race. Drawing a direct parallel with Enoch Powell’s notorious "rivers of blood" speech, he likens Britain’s politicians, media and educated elite in general to the Emperor Nero...
  • Sheriff Clarke: Race Card Now So 'Overused' that 'Everybody's a Racist'

    05/11/2016 1:38:22 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-7-2016 | Fox News
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  • ICYMI: White Swedish Girl Tells College Students She’s Japanese—Lunacy Ensues

    05/09/2016 10:45:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/09/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Remember when Joseph Backholm, director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington State, ventured onto the University of Washington campus and told them that he was a Chinese woman? Remember the idiocy that ensued from these students who went to absurd lengths not to offend him, and tell him that his identity as an Asian woman was fine? Well, that lunacy has gone international. In Sweden, a Swedish woman told students at Södertörn University that she was a 6’6” Japanese man. These students also went to great lengths to avoid saying what is an absolute fact; that this woman is...
  • West Point investigating photo of cadets with raised fists [#BLM]

    05/06/2016 7:13:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    The United States Military Academy at West Point said Wednesday that an investigation is underway regarding a photograph that shows 16 black cadets in uniform posing with their fists in the air. “We can confirm that the cadets in this photo are members of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2016,” West Point’s director of public affairs, Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker, told Army Times on Wednesday. “Academy officials are conducting an inquiry into the matter.
  • California won't celebrate 'John Wayne Day'; one lawmaker cites actor's 'disturbing views' on race

    04/29/2016 6:29:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | Jessica Roy
    It's a no-go for The Duke. A California lawmaker's bid to commemorate May 26, 2016, as "John Wayne Day" failed in the Assembly after lawmakers cited the actor's comments on race. In a 1971 interview with Playboy, Wayne called black people "irresponsible" and said Native Americans were "selfish" for not wanting to share their land with white colonists. "He had disturbing views toward race," said Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville), according to the Associated Press.
  • How a 'parenting arms race' is causing kids to grow up segregated (Where all the White Folk At?)

    04/28/2016 10:16:15 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 59 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 4-27-2016 | Jessica Mendoza
    “Most parents want to do right by their kids, and one way they can do that is to try to live somewhere with better school options,” says Ann Owens, the study’s author and an associate professor at USC’s sociology department. “But as income inequality has increased, higher-income parents have more resources to live where they want to live, while those with lower incomes have less.” While less pernicious than the racism that led to segregated schools and the “white flight” of the 1970s, the findings lead to a troubling conclusion: that children face greater and growing stratification in neighborhood settings...
  • Obama: 'False Comfort' to Turn to People Who Share Your Culture, Values, Nationality (Embrace Islam)

    04/28/2016 9:29:24 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4-25-2016 | Susan Jones
    - "Yes, these are unsettling times," President Obama told Germans on Monday, as he lectured them on the need to "welcome and integrate people of all backgrounds and faiths and make them feel as one. And that includes Muslims," he said. "And when the future is uncertain, there seems to be an instinct in our human nature to withdraw to the perceived comfort and security of our own tribe, our own sect, our own nationality -- people who look like us, sound like us, but in today's world, more than any time in human history, that is a false comfort.
  • POST EXCLUSIVE – Corey Jones family leery, hopeful of grand jury probe

    04/28/2016 5:27:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/28/16 | Daphne Duret
    Relatives of Corey Jones, the 31-year-old stranded motorists killed by a Palm Beach Gardens police officer last year, were cautiously hopeful Wednesday after meeting with Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg Wednesday on the heels of his announcement that prosecutors are bringing the case to a grand jury. Family members and their attorney, Benjamin Crump, are expected to address the public in an 8 a.m. press conference Thursday.
  • Miami Police Union's Threatened Boycott of Beyoncé's Concert Didn't Work Out

    04/27/2016 4:04:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 4/25/16 | Jessica Lipscomb
    Two months ago, Miami police union president Javier Ortiz rattled the Beyhive when he called for a boycott of Beyoncé's upcoming concert at Marlins Park, the first stop on her 40-date Formation World Tour.... ....Beyoncé's Miami show is now only two days away...Several cops have been slated to work the event Wednesday, and not one had to be drafted against his or her will, Miami Police Department spokesman Officer Ernest Lawrence tells New Times..... Reached this week, Ortiz said his plans for the boycott suffered because he announced it at the same time the list was being circulated for officers...
  • Hundreds protest "White Power" rally attended by a dozen (But Obama praises Blacklivesmatter)

    04/24/2016 4:27:24 AM PDT · by ghosthost
    WSB-TV Atlanta ^ | 4-24-2016 | Kimberly Richardson
    Activities will resume Sunday morning at Stone Mountain State Park one day after hundreds of protesters clashed with police. Eight counter-protesters had been arrested by late Saturday morning for refusing to take their masks off, authorities said. "Anytime there is a white supremacist that attempts to promote their horrible views there needs to be people out in opposition," protester Charlie Abrams said. At least one was seen spraying a Georgia State Patrol officer with pepper spray. "We're not anti-cop, we're not anti-white people or whatever the case may be. We're anti-racist white people," protester Mac McCoy said.
  • American future: 55 million Latinos in U.S., one-third under 18 (Breathtaking Numbers)

    04/22/2016 7:07:49 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4-22-2016 | Paul Bedard
    There are 55.3 million Latinos in America, nearly triple the 1980 population, and those under 18 years old are the largest group, a demographic fact likely to influence the future of the country, according to Census figures. The new report helps to complete the picture of the U.S. immigration population, which previous reports pegged at 61 million. According to Pew, 35.3 million, or 64 percent of the total number of the Latino immigrant population are Mexican-origin. A 2008 Pew report said that more than half of the immigrants from Mexico were illegally in the United States.
  • White Privilege Conference Attendees Complain Conference Is Too White

    04/19/2016 5:25:09 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-18-2016 | Blake Neff
    Disaffected participants in the 2016 White Privilege Conference (WPC) have taken to Twitter to complain that the conference was, ironically, too white and was actually filled to the brim with white supremacy. She said Loewen’s rhetoric, which was solidly progressive throughout, actually entrenched white supremacy, partly because his speech allegedly lasted too long. When Loewen attempted to defend himself, Ashlee said that any defense was invalid and only further showed his white supremacy.
  • Black soldier sues MoD over ethnicity claim after sustaining injury during -30C drill (Too Cold)

    04/18/2016 7:23:18 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 26 replies
    Express ^ | 4-18-2016 | Tom Bachelor
    Mr Bojang's case, which has reached the High Court, claims officials have known about the increased dangers of sub-zero temperatures for soldiers of African origin for more than 30 years. His lawyers say a study published in 1984 found black troops had "a 2.8 to sixfold increased likelihood of developing symptoms" associated with cold weather conditions after analysing blood samples from soldiers fighting in the Falklands War. Christopher Barnes, who is representing the injured soldier, said the British Army had "failed to provide training or instruction to his commanders, or those with control over him, highlighting his vulnerability to non-freezing...
  • Hillary and Mayor Bill De Blasio share “colored people time”

    04/12/2016 11:00:54 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-12-16 | DrJohn
    While pandering in New York City, Hillary Clinton joined NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio in a poor effort at a humorous skit: Hillary Clinton performed in a racially tinged skit at an annual New York City press dinner as the controversy surrounding former president Bill Clinton’s defense of his wife’s “superpredator” remark continues to swirl. Clinton took the stage for a surprise appearance at Saturday’s Inner Circle Dinner and proceeded to needle Mayor Bill de Blasio for his belated endorsement. "I just have to say thanks for the endorsement, Bill. Took you long enough,” Clinton told her former campaign manager. “Sorry,...
  • Rachel Dolezal Writing Book About Racial Identity

    04/12/2016 10:27:42 AM PDT · by fungoking · 43 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 4/12/16 | Staff
    Rachel Dolezal says she is writing a book about racial identity. Dolezal is the former NAACP chapter president who made headlines nearly a year ago when it was revealed she was white after she'd identified herself as a black woman. On Tuesday, she appeared on NBC's Today to talk about the past year and the book, which also will touch on her experiences and the topics she taught to college students as a black-studies professor. "Race is such a contentious issue because of the painful history of racism," she said. "Race didn't create racism, but racism created race. It's important...
  • Mayor de Blasio, Hillary Clinton ripped for racist joke

    04/12/2016 6:27:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 4/12/16 | Erin Durkin
    ....In a skit at Saturday night’s Inner Circle show, Clinton joined de Blasio as a surprise guest and ribbed him for delaying his endorsement.... ...a tasteless joke — built off the stereotype that black people are chronically late — fell flat. “Thanks for the endorsement. Took you long enough,” Clinton deadpanned. “Sorry, Hillary. I was running on C.P. Time,” de Blasio replied, riffing on the phrase “colored people time,” meaning always late. “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr., who is black and plays Aaron Burr in the hit production, addressed the mayor from the stage. “That’s not — I don’t like...
  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Baseball

    04/11/2016 11:54:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 6, 2016 | Jay Caspian Kang
    y instinct, honed reflex and general contrarianism, I root for all “flashy” “showboats” who are “disgraces to the game.” It has been this way since I left Boston at age 10 to move to North Carolina, a state with no notable baseball team save the minor-league Durham Bulls, who, at least when I was growing up, seemed more a Hollywood relic than a ball club. Freed from having to like the Red Sox, I began to root for Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics, mostly because I liked how deeply he squatted while taking a lead off first base. He...
  • Clintons wrestle with a black generation gap

    04/10/2016 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 8, 2016 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page cpage@chicagotribune.com
    It's hard to say why former President Bill Clinton went so far off-script to defend his 1994 anti-crime law against Black Lives Matter hecklers at a Philadelphia rally for his wife's presidential campaign.
  • Report: Carnival cruises have to ban Cubans from upcoming trips [Imagine if Blacks were banned]

    04/09/2016 5:29:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    chron.com ^ | 4/8/16 | Camilio Smith
    There’s been plenty of anticipation about booking trips to Cuba since travel restrictions eased in the past year. However, a first-person report in the Miami Herald says there are some people living in the U.S. who can’t take part in a Cuba vacation cruise.... [the Carnival representative] asked me to hold. She returned to read me a statement from the legal department: “Current Cuban law prohibits Cuban-born individuals from entering Cuba via ship or other sea vessel, regardless of U.S. citizenship status. For that reason, at the present time, Fathom cannot accommodate Cuban-born individuals.”
  • Law School Professors Won’t Tolerate Intolerant’ Phrase ‘All Lives Matter’

    04/06/2016 8:23:49 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Apr 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    large number of faculty and law professors at American University’s Washington College of Law are claiming that the phrase “All Lives Matter” is an “act of intolerance.”