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  • Why we can't forget the racism of this campaign - (South Carolina waiter called "boy")

    11/29/2016 11:53:34 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 77 replies
    cnn ^ | November 16, 2016 | Isaac Bailey
    I noticed the waiter lingering around my table a little more than usual. For the first time at this buffet-style restaurant, the waiter seemed agitated. Normally, he would be singing to mesmerized patrons in between busing tables and asking if customers needed any assistance in a place that is essentially self-serve. "That man called me boy," he finally told me, unprompted, while pointing his eyes toward an older white gentleman in blue overalls. "He said, 'boy, go get me some sweet tea,'" the waiter went on, mostly under his breath. He didn't want anyone else to hear. "I'm a man!...
  • They said despicable things about the Obamas but say they’re not racists. Yes, they are

    11/27/2016 4:15:31 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 59 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 27, 2016 | Roger Guffey
    Psychologists have long recognized rationalization as a defense mechanism that people use to excuse unacceptable or offensive behaviors by offering some pseudo-logical reasoning or self-serving explanations.
  • Spice retailer says Republicans embraced racism by electing Trump (Penzeys)

    11/25/2016 10:26:50 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    Penzeys, a Wisconsin-based spice retailer, has accused the Republican Party of embracing racism for backing Donald Trump. “The open embrace of racism by the Republican party in this election is now unleashing a wave of ugliness unseen in this country for decades,” wrote Penzeys CEO Bill Penzey in an email to customers. “The American people are taking notice.”
  • Alinsky Style Race-Baiting

    11/25/2016 10:31:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Democrats are even accusing the Trump campaign of using the "Alt-Right" to engage in Reconstruction Era style voter suppression tactics The liberal left has come up with a new term for their latest deceptive game of race-card. “Alt-Right.” The Alt-Right is supposed to be right-wing racists and white supremacists of the GOP who the Democrats say are also the people who support the so-called white supremacist racist Donald Trump. Except, it is all based on empty rhetoric that actually shows the desperation of the Democrat Party as they realize they can’t win in the arena of ideas. . . so...
  • Romney warns Trump’s rhetoric could lead to ‘trickle-down racism’ [6-10-16]

    11/25/2016 12:42:43 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 10 2016 | Philip Rucker
    PARK CITY, Utah — Mitt Romney warned here Friday that Donald Trump’s election as president could change the nation’s moral character and lead to the normalization of racism, bigotry and misogyny. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee who has been the most vocal leader of the “Never Trump” movement, delivered one of his strongest rebukes yet of Trump’s candidacy in an interview with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. “I don’t want to see trickle-down racism,” Romney told Blitzer. “I don’t want to see a president of the United States saying things which change the character of the generations of Americans that...
  • Calling Someone ‘Racist’ Is Not Going to Help You Win an Argument

    11/23/2016 2:43:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 11/23 | Drake Baer
    Americans, like other humans, live in bubbles: The place you live, the media you consume, and the experiences you have shape what you take to be the world. To get out of hers, Arlie Hochschild, a sociologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and a self-identified liberal progressive, headed to Lake Charles, Louisiana, for five years of field work, resulting in Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, a book that’s being called one of the best things you can read to understand the election. In interviews with her subjects — a gospel singer, an...
  • Dems wonder if 'identity politics' did them in [too much "you're racist"?]

    11/22/2016 4:57:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/22/16 | Al Weaver
    Some Democrats are beginning to openly wonder if identity politics did them in on election day, and left them watching Donald Trump and congressional Republicans win the White House and keep control of Congress. The soul-searching seems likely to continue for months, possibly right up until the next election. But less than two weeks after their unexpected election day results, some are saying Democrats might be focusing too much on urban minorities and the targeting of various blocs, while ignoring the economic plight of working class votes in rural areas that the GOP overwhelmingly carried to victory. Sen. Bernie Sanders,...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Claims “Drain The Swamp” is Racist…

    11/22/2016 6:47:19 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 35 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Nov 22, 2016 | Sundance
    The professional left have nothing left. It’s all racist now… all of it. Seemingly oblivious to former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi using the term in 2007, Marxist Moonbat Editor (in full hipster repose) from Southern Poverty Law Center now claiming “drain the swamp” equals racism, or something:
  • CNN Guest Argues Trump’s ‘Drain the Swamp’ Rhetoric Is an Appeal to Racists

    11/22/2016 10:15:00 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    During an interview with CNN Tuesday, Southern Poverty Law Center senior editor Ryan Lenz claimed that president-elect Donald Trump‘s use of the term and hashtag “Drain the Swamp” was a dogwhistle intended as a subtle wink to white supremacists. “Yesterday, Donald Trump released his 100-day plan on YouTube, and he announced some very thorough, specific things he was doing by executive action. And he referenced a phrase… he said he’s going to ‘drain the swamp,’” Lenz noted. “#DrainTheSwamp’ was a meme, a Twitter hashtag that grew– exploded, really– after Donald Trump came forward with allegations it was a rigged election....
  • Trump disavows 'alt-right' supporters

    11/22/2016 11:49:10 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 99 replies
    BB ^ | 22 Jun 16 | Unknown
    Donald Trump has repudiated the fringe "alt-right" group that celebrated his election win with Nazi salutes. In a far-ranging interview with the New York Times, the US president-elect was quoted as saying: "I condemn them. I disavow, and I condemn." He said he did not want to "energise" the group, which includes neo-Nazis, white nationalists and anti-Semites.
  • African-American Law p. C. Swain: Democrats will accuse racism on ANY (Trump's) nominee anyway...

    11/19/2016 5:46:39 PM PST · by FreedomUS · 25 replies
    CNN
    On CNN's Michael Smercornish (@smercornish) Nov/18/16, law prof. Carol Swain and Civil Rights Atty Areva Martin debated about president elect Trump's pick of Sen. Jeff Session for AG. Carol Swain said something very simple: the democrats, on whoever is going to be picked, will charge at as being "racist." She added that we should look at his 20 yes in practice as a senator. To this Areva Martín tried to argue that Sessions was very hardline in immigration. As if it's something bad or "racist." I didn't get her point how this is connected.
  • Penzeys CEO says Trump voters just committed the "most racist act" since segregation

    11/19/2016 10:53:24 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 78 replies
    Milwaukee Business Journal ^ | November 19, 2016 | Melanie Lawder
    The CEO of the Wauwatosa-based company Penzeys Spices is drawing social media ire from conservatives — and praise from liberals — for his comments that Republicans who voted for President-elect Donald Trump "just committed the biggest act of racism in American history since Wallace stood in the schoolhouse doorway 53 years ago." The comments, sent in an email to Penzeys Spices customers and posted on the company's Facebook page, were apparently made in an effort to clarify a previous weekly email that CEO Bill Penzey sent to his customers. In that previous email, the very liberal Penzey — who has...
  • Trump's attorney general pick is about to come face to face with decades-old allegations of racism

    11/18/2016 1:08:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/18/2016 | Allan Smith
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is about to face a wave of intense scrutiny as he seeks confirmation to become attorney general and head the Justice Department in President-elect Donald Trump's upcoming administration. Trump said Friday that it was an "honor to nominate" a "world-class legal mind" to the position. Sessions said, should he be confirmed, that he will give "all my strength to advance" its "highest ideals" and will be dedicated to "fairness and impartiality." But Sessions is likely to face heavy examination over his overall record, as well as decades-old allegations of racism that are now certain to...
  • Rob Reiner: Trump Represents Last ‘Fight of the Civil War’

    11/15/2016 2:48:57 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 15, 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday night in Austin, TX, at the screening for his film “LBJ” in an interview with FOX 7 Austin, liberal actor and director Rob Reiner said the victory of President-elect Donald Trump represents the final fight of the “Civil War.” Reiner said, “Trump is hanging on to the what I’ve said is it’s the last fight of the Civil War. It’s the last gasp and the last throws of people who are just desperately hanging on to this kind of white nationalism that existed prior to LBJ passing the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act and all of...
  • Steve Bannon's white nationalism targets people of color and immigrants

    11/15/2016 12:34:02 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 111 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/14/16 | Ruth Ben-Ghiat
    Anyone who is surprised at the appointment of right-wing guru Steve Bannon as the Donald Trump administration's chief strategist and counselor has been living in an alternate universe, the universe in which President-elect Trump would "pivot" into something resembling a mainline GOP conservative. And anyone who is amazed at Trump's temerity in putting a white nationalist into the White House has gravely misunderstood the power of racism in fueling his campaign, and the desire to "turn back the clock" to a time when white men supposedly ruled supreme. Above all, they've forgotten the cardinal rule of Trumpworld: attachment to profit...
  • 'I am the least racist person you've ever met!' Furious Trump WALKS OUT of interview when reporter

    10/21/2016 9:02:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 106 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/20/16 | Anneta Konstantinides
    fullt title................'I am the least racist person you've ever met!' Furious Trump WALKS OUT of interview when reporter asks him about sexual assault and race claims............Donald Trump walked out of an interview with a local television station after he was asked about being labeled a racist and sexist during the course of his campaign. Moments before addressing a packed house at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio, Trump talked with NBC4’s Colleen Marshall about the end of the race to the White House. 'Nineteen days out from the election, you've been labeled a racist, you've been called a sexist, how...'...
  • Councilwoman Helen Gym Says This Food Truck Is Racist (Racial McCarthyism)

    10/08/2016 6:14:03 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 49 replies
    Philly Mag ^ | 10/05/2016 | VICTOR FIORILLO
    First-term Philadelphia City Councilwoman-at-Large Helen Gym has a lot to contend with. A broken school system. A ballooning pension crisis. Rampant poverty. And … a racist food truck? Wheely Wheely Good is a popular University City food truck that serves hot pots, spring rolls, and rice balls to hungry Drexel students and faculty on 33rd Street. --SNIP-- On the day of the event at the Montessori school, Gym tweeted a photo of her daughter holding a sign that read “RACISM SUCKS! AND SO DOES THIS” with an arrow pointing at the truck. Li says that when the event was over,...
  • Texas inmate argues death sentence racially tainted

    10/04/2016 7:08:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2016 4:46 PM EDT | Michael Graczyk
    A Texas jury took only 17 minutes to convict parolee and former mechanic Duane Buck of gunning down his ex-girlfriend and a man at her Houston apartment, then deliberated about four hours before deciding he should be put to death. Now nearly two decades later, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to look for a third time at whether the death sentence the jury gave Buck was tainted by testimony and evidence related to the fact he is black. “Injecting race into a capital sentencing proceeding is not only wholly improper, it poses a special risk of harm to...
  • Kerry: 'Bigotry' driving anti-refugee forces

    10/04/2016 9:04:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday saluted German Chancellor Angela Merkel for welcoming thousands of refugees into her country, and warned against "demagogues" who would undermine the alliances that have formed in the decades since World War II. . . And everybody here knows that you cannot allow demagogues to start building up an unrealistic political platform based on bigotry, xenophobia, fear nationalism
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Attacks Trump As ‘Erratic And Threatening’

    09/28/2016 12:05:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | Alex Pappas
    Michelle Obama, campaigning for Hillary Clinton, unleashed a barrage of attacks on Donald Trump on Wednesday, calling the Republican nominee “erratic and threatening.” The first lady — who famously said in her convention speech this summer that when Republicans “go low, we go high” — portrayed Trump as a monster during a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania campaign rally. “If a candidate is erratic and threatening; if a candidate traffics in prejudice, fears and lies on the campaign trail;
  • Dealing with the Race Card

    03/01/2002 6:06:54 PM PST · by wallace2000 · 14 replies · 163+ views
    American Federalist Journal ^ | 02/28/02 | Ken McElroy
    Judge Charles Pickering appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week as a nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which covers the states of Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. Judge Pickering is a sitting federal District Court judge in Mississippi, confirmed by the Senate for that position in 1990. The Democrats on the committee, working in conjunction with various left-wing interest groups, set out to derail Pickering's nomination, because he doesn't fit with their desire that all judges be liberal activists. The result has been, in what has become typical Democrat style, a disgusting smear ...
  • Jimmy Carter: The U.S. is seeing a "resurgence of racism"

    09/15/2016 1:49:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 15, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Jimmy Carter says the United States is experiencing a “resurgence of racism” and he’s calling on Baptist faith leaders to foster change in their churches and communities. The former U.S. president spoke Thursday at a summit hosted by the New Baptist Covenant, which he convened in 2007 to unite Baptists of different races, ethnicities and theologies. Carter’s keynote address came during a three-day meeting in Atlanta aimed at creating partnerships between black and white churches to work together on pressing issues in their community...
  • Donald Trump, Pepe the Frog, and White Supremacists: an explainer

    09/13/2016 2:14:54 PM PDT · by abigkahuna · 81 replies
    Hillary Clinton Campaign Website ^ | September 13, 2016 | Elizabeth Chan
    Over the weekend, Donald Trump’s son and one of his closest advisers posted an odd photo on their social media accounts: This raised some important questions. Why is there a frog standing directly behind Trump? That’s Pepe. He’s a symbol associated with white supremacy. Wait. Really? White supremacy? That’s right. Please explain. Here’s the short version: Pepe is a cartoon frog who began his internet life as an innocent meme enjoyed by teenagers and pop stars alike. But in recent months, Pepe’s been almost entirely co-opted by the white supremacists who call themselves the “alt-right.” They’ve decided to take back...
  • WaPo: Yes, half of Trump supporters are racist

    09/13/2016 6:10:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2016 | Dana Milbank
    Hillary Clinton may have been unwise to say half of Donald Trump's supporters are racists and other "deplorables." But she wasn’t wrong. If anything, when it comes to Trump's racist support, she might have low-balled the number.
  • AfD co-chair Petry wants to rehabilitate a racist term (is “völkisch” racist?)

    09/11/2016 8:39:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.11.2016 | Jefferson Chase
    Frauke Petry, one of the two main leaders of the right-wing Alternative for Germany party, says the racist word “völkisch” should be destigmatized. The term has heavy Nazi connotations. […] Duden, the German dictionary of record, defines "völkisch" as follows: (National Socialist) (in the ideology of National Socialism), concerning a people as a purported race; of or belonging to a people as a purported race(obsolete) national. “It’s unacceptable to reduce the word ‘völkisch’ to ‘racist,’” Petry said. “I myself don’t use the term, but I have a problem with the negative connotations of the concept ‘völkisch’ being extended to the...
  • Wearing ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ insignia could be punishable racial harassment

    08/04/2016 11:46:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/3/2016 | Eugene Volokh
    On January 8, 2014, Complainant filed a formal complaint in which he alleged that the Agency subjected him to discrimination on the basis of race (African American) and in reprisal for prior EEO activity when, starting in the fall of 2013, a coworker (C1) repeatedly wore a cap to work with an insignia of the Gadsden Flag, which depicts a coiled rattlesnake and the phrase “Don’t Tread on Me.” Complainant stated that he found the cap to be racially offensive to African Americans because the flag was designed by Christopher Gadsden, a “slave trader & owner of slaves.” Complainant also...
  • Bill Clinton: "If You're A White Southerner," You Know What 'Make America Great Again' Really Means

    09/08/2016 7:36:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 123 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 9/7/2016 | Tim Hains
    "That message -- I'll give you America great again -- "If you’re a white southerner, you know exactly what it means, don't you? It means I’ll give you the economy you had 50 years ago and I’ll move you back up the social totem pole and other people down,” Clinton said. "What Hillary wants to do is take the totem pole down and let us all go forward together!"
  • Bill Clinton Says ‘Make America Great Again’ Is Just A Racist Dog Whistle

    09/07/2016 9:02:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 7, 2016 | Sam Levine, Associate politics editor
    “If you’re a white Southerner, you know exactly what it means.” Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday said Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” is a racist dog whistle. “I’m actually old enough to remember the good old days, and they weren’t all that good in many ways,” Clinton said at a rally in Orlando. “That message where ‘I’ll give you America great again’ is if you’re a white Southerner, you know exactly what it means, don’t you?” “What it means is ‘I’ll give you an economy you had 50 years ago, and I’ll move you back up...
  • Mainstream Media: Defeat Trump by Attacking His Supporters

    09/01/2016 7:27:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Observer ^ | September 1, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    First they come after you, then they target your family and business relationships It is no secret that the mainstream media has decided that the threat presented by a possible Donald Trump presidency is so grave that it has suspended even the illusion of objectivity. Writing in The New York Times, media columnist Jim Rutenberg granted permission to his fellow journalists “to throw out the textbook American journalism has been using for the better part of the past half-century, if not longer, and approach it in a way you’ve never approached anything in your career.” The Observer and others have...
  • Claims of Racism Are The Last Refuge Of A Shrill Harridan

    08/29/2016 5:25:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    This week we found out that 40% of Americans are irredeemably racist – isn’t that the takeaway from Hillary’s ad and her speech about how anyone voting for Trump is one step away from pulling a hood out of the hamper and firing up a cross? Then we found out that a bunch of bitter virgins sitting at keyboards who occasionally take a break from viewing My Little Pony-themed porn to tweet about their Nordic heritage are the major driver behind Donald Trump. Has anyone actually met a member of the Alt Right in real life? I haven’t, but then...
  • In Unhinged Trump Attack, Clinton Libels Millions as Racists

    08/27/2016 4:55:50 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 34 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 August 2016 | Alex Newman
    Anti-establishment conservatives of all stripes — from the nationalist “alt-right” at Breitbart to the liberty-minded anti-globalist Infowars media empire — were apparently delighted with Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her latest anti-Donald Trump screed. With her bizarre speech Thursday attempting to demonize huge swaths of the American public as racists and paranoid conspiracy theorists, Clinton sounded almost unhinged. But it may all backfire.Ironically, the scandal-plagued Democrat candidate denounced what she called the “paranoid fringe” in American politics — even while sounding unusually paranoid by outlining an imagined global “right-wing” conspiracy of immense proportions apparently led by former KGB boss...
  • Tim Kaine TRYS TO Link Trump to ‘ Ku Klux Klan Values ’ 8 26 16

    08/26/2016 3:05:07 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 19 replies
    Tim Kaine TRYS TO Link Trump to ‘ Ku Klux Klan Values ’ 8 26 16
  • Hillary Clinton: I See Racists

    08/26/2016 4:35:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 23 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-26-2016 | MOTUS
    Yesterday Donald Trump again called Hillary a crooked liar (and a bigot).With the help of her over-worked voice coach Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a racist – in uncharacteristically well modulated diction. Clinton started the day by releasing a video that featured Ku Klux Klan members and white supremacists touting Trump’s candidacy — then gave an afternoon speech condemning Trump’s racially inflammatory remarks and support within the “alt-right,” which she described as an “emerging racist ideology.” – WaPo The only thing – you can’t really believe anything a crooked liar says. Protestor at a yuge Hillary campaign event in February...
  • The Alt-Right Is Coming! Hillary Shrieks

    08/26/2016 3:00:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 26,2016 | Mathew Vadum
    After a terrible week on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton lashed out at her Republican opponent yesterday as – surprise, surprise – a racist. But this time, she claims, Donald Trump is backed by a nasty, racist “alt-right” conspiracy that aspires to lynch blacks and Muslims and that laughs at feminist idiocy. When in doubt, scream “racist!”
  • Romney Plays The Race Card (MSM called Romney a racist in 2012, Same'ole Same'ole)

    08/25/2016 2:44:38 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 5 replies
    Time ^ | July 12, 2012 | Toure
    Mitt Romney went to the NAACP’s National Convention planning to get booed. It was no mistake. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told Bloomberg TV she believes “it was a calculated move on his part to get booed at the NAACP convention.” When Romney called the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare,” he purposely used a term that would not work with the audience in the room. When he said, “If you want a President who’ll make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him. Take a look!” he was virtually taunting them the way a pro wrestler who’s playing...
  • Hillary Runs Ad Connecting KKK To Trump, Forgets That Her Mentor Was KKK Recruiter

    08/25/2016 2:58:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | August 25, 2016 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Hillary Clinton did something today that is worse than anything Donald Trump has ever said or done. It was pandering. It was gross. And she should be embarrassed. She ran an ad that basically said the KKK will be in charge if Trump wins. Politics doesn’t get any lower than this. There are a few problems with the ad other than how childish it is. Not only has the KKK endorsed Hillary, but Hillary used to be good friends with someone who was actually a member. Flashback time. From Breitbart: In 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fondly eulogized Sen....
  • POLITICO: Clinton to accuse Trump of 'taking hate groups mainstream' (Speech Tonight)

    08/25/2016 12:07:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    Politico | 8-25-2016 | louis nelson
    Politico is a blocked source here, but CNN/MSNBC have been running with this meme ALL DAY...
  • Unity through racism: Trump makes his big play to make the GOP a white nationalist party

    07/23/2016 7:43:41 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 67 replies
    Salon ^ | 22 Jul, 1016 | AMANDA MARCOTTE
    The final night of the Republican National Convention was as confusing and incoherent as it was disturbing. Before Donald Trump brought forward his chilling imitation of history’s greatest fascists, Ivanka Trump and Peter Thiel made bizarre plays for the votes of women and LGBT people. Ivanka Trump riffed on issues like equal pay and affordable childcare, which are typically Democratic issues. Thiel announced that he’s “proud to be gay” to wild applause from a roomful of people who are the very base that voted against the rights and dignity of LGBT people, over and over again. “This is a distraction...
  • Melania Trump's RNC fashion: A scary statement

    07/23/2016 3:02:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 216 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 7-19-16 | Elizabeth Wellington
    So while Trump appeared flawless on the Cleveland stage Monday night, whether she intended it or not, her all-white ensemble displayed the kind of foreignness that is accepted by her husband’s political party. To many, that outfit could be another reminder that in the G.O.P. white is always right. Four years ago, Republicans fretted about trying to diversify their base, in the wake of Barack Obama’s clear voter mandate. This time around, with Trump at the top of the ticket, it’s obvious that ship has sailed. On Monday night, Melania Trump was a not-so-subliminal billboard for what’s looking like the...
  • Mathews: "Law And Order" Has "A Racial Tone To It"

    07/22/2016 3:27:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 147 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    During MSNBC’s coverage of the RNC on Thursday night, anchor Chris Matthews stated that the phrase “law and order” “carries a racial tone to it.”
  • Washington Post reaches right for the race card in Miami shooting

    07/21/2016 11:00:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/16 | Dan Calabrese
    With almost no confirmed details about what happened or why, it's nevertheless time to stoke more race riots I’d like to ask a question of whoever makes the style decisions at the Washington Post. Does the paper now intend to put the race of the primary players in the headline of every story? Every crime story? Or only the crime stories in which it appears that a police officer might have done something wrong - even though no one has the police side of the story yet and there’s no way to know for sure? Because as far as I...
  • Reverend Jesse Jackson points the finger at Donald Trump and his followers

    07/10/2016 11:42:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/8/2016 | Matthew Hunter and Darren Boyle
    Rev Jesse Jackson said there was a climate of fear and division in the US He was commenting in the aftermath of the murder of five police officers He accused Trump and his followers of 'scapegoating' black people Jackson asked President Obama to host a conference on violence
  • For evangelicals, the question has become: Which is a worse sin, abortion or racism?

    06/28/2016 11:59:42 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2016 | Michelle Boorstein
    Monday’s Supreme Court ruling tossing Texas abortion restrictions puts a massive spotlight on the new debate pressing evangelicals: Which is a worse sin, racism or abortion? For decades, abortion has been the mother of all deciding issues for evangelicals, who make up about a quarter of the U.S. population and are strongly opposed. But in the 2016 race, with Donald Trump’s unusually incendiary comments about race, culture and religion, this second issue is becoming increasingly sacred. This question of how to deal with Hillary Clinton’s robust support for abortion rights along with Trump’s challenging of the place of minorities is...
  • 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...
  • Romney says Trump will change America with 'trickle-down racism'

    06/10/2016 3:51:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 159 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Park City, Utah (CNN) — Mitt Romney suggested Friday that Donald Trump's election could legitimize racism and misogyny, ushering in a change in the moral fabric of American society. The 2012 Republican nominee, who has openly opposed Trump's candidacy, went further than he has before in outlining to CNN's Wolf Blitzer how the country's character would suffer in a Trump White House. Trump's rhetoric has caused even some other Republicans to label him a racist, and Romney said he would not be able to paper over his incendiary remarks. "I don't want to see trickle-down racism" Romney said in an...
  • New Jersey mayor changes party over Trump comments [Hackensack]

    06/10/2016 8:06:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2016 9:02 AM EDT
    Two Republican officials in New Jersey are switching political parties over what they say are racist comments made by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse and Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino changed their party affiliation to independents on Thursday. […] Labrosse and Canestrino say there was not a specific comment that influenced their decision. They say it was the general tone of the campaign. …
  • Major Christian Church Calls All Whites Racist, ‘No Matter What’

    06/07/2016 11:09:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The United Church of Christ (UCC), a major mainline Protestant denomination, published a Facebook post telling all whites that they are racist against non-whites, no matter what they do. An infographic posted to the church’s Facebook page over the weekend gives white people a series of 10 tips on how to cope with their white privilege. Suggestions include “Listen when people call you on your microaggressions” and “Stop contributing to gentrification.” But the tenth suggestion is the most notable one, telling white readers to “Recognize that you’re still racist. No matter what.”
  • McConnell: Trump could alienate Latinos as Goldwater did black voters

    06/02/2016 5:35:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/2/16 7:07 PM | Anna Giaritelli
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted in a Thursday interview he is worried Donald Trump could push Latinos away from the Republican Party. McConnell compared it to the impact Barry Goldwater’s vote against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did with African-American voters. …
  • Racism has found its way into the Cincinnati Zoo saga

    06/01/2016 12:48:54 PM PDT · by Reddy · 39 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 05/31/16 | Shaun King
    As you have likely heard, on this past Saturday a 4-year-old boy fell into the gorilla habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo. A gut-wrenching decision was made by the zoo to shoot and kill the gorilla to protect the boy and rescue him from the habitat. The fallout over the incident has taken a decidedly racist turn as the public has now discovered that the boy and his parents are black. Laura Collins, in Cincinnati writing for the Daily Mail, published an absolutely despicable piece on the young boy’s parents, including every detail of his father’s criminal history.As you have likely...
  • Louisiana lawmaker labels Declaration of Independence racist in debate

    05/28/2016 8:58:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | May 28, 2016
    The Declaration of Independence came under attack from an unlikely quarter—a state legislator. Louisiana lawmaker Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport), argued that America’s founding document was racist during debate on a bill requiring public school students in the state to recite the Declaration of Independence daily, Fox & Friends reported Saturday. “For the Declaration of Independence only Caucasians (were) free,” Norton, who is black, said Wednesday during the debate on the floor of the Louisiana House of Representatives. “And for you to bring a bill to require that our children will recite the Declaration of Independence I think it’s a little bit...