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  • Long Before Ferguson, Authorities Feared Riots at King’s March on Washington (Apples & Oranges)

    11/21/2014 3:56:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Demos ^ | November 21, 2014 | Donovan X. Ramsey
    As Ferguson, Mo. and the nation await a grand jury decision on whether or not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown, authorities are “preparing for the worst.” According to a report this week by ABC News, an FBI bulletin was issued, warning law enforcement agencies that protesters will “likely” become violent if—or, seemingly, when—the grand jury announces that it won’t indict Wilson. “The FBI assesses those infiltrating and exploiting otherwise legitimate public demonstrations with the intent to incite and engage in violence could be armed with bladed weapons or firearms, equipped with tactical gear/gas masks, or...
  • Police families in Ferguson fear for their safety and many have gone into hiding or left town ...

    11/21/2014 1:45:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2014
    Complete Headline: Police families in Ferguson fear for their safety and many have gone into hiding or left town after receiving assault and death threats The families of many police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, are in hiding or running from town amid death and assault threats. One police wife told KTVI that she's received threats over the phone and she's been paranoid for her and her young daughter's safety ever since. 'Did they follow me here?' she told the station. 'Did I do a good enough job after work today of taking different routes, on my way home?
  • Schools to close in Ferguson (for all of next week)

    11/21/2014 1:35:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2014 | Ben Kamisar
    A school district that includes part of Ferguson, Mo., will cancel classes next week in anticipation of a grand jury decision on whether to indict a police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “With the heightened anxiety and activity, we thought it would be better for students and staff to extend the holiday at this point," Jennings School District superintendent Tiffany Anderson told the paper. She added that most students walk to school because the district doesn’t provide school buses and that people had been approaching students on their walk home.
  • Give me your tired your poor, you huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

    11/21/2014 10:42:06 AM PST · by lula · 10 replies
    Self
    Give me your tired your poor, you huddled masses yearning to breathe free.......wait, wait, just give me everybody who will keep voting Democrat (like LBJ saying something about a plan "to have those n*****s voting Democrat for 200 years") and the stupid American workers will pay dutifully into the treasury for you to take for free. Americans are being ransacked, while the world is laughing. Immigrants who came here through legal means waited patiently and jumped through hoops for nothing, all they had to do was wait for a Presidential Amnesty by Executorial Discretion (that's legal terms for "I Won"...
  • With Ferguson decision looming, Holder issues new police guidance (Tells cops to use restraint)

    11/21/2014 9:06:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | November 21, 2014 | Chuck Raasch
    With a grand jury decision on the Ferguson shooting death of Michael Brown expected soon, the Justice Department released new guidelines Friday to help "maintain public safety while safeguarding constitutional rights" of demonstrators who are preparing to gather in cities around the country after the decision is announced. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the new guidelines in a video posted Friday morning on the Justice Department's Web site. In it, Holder also exhorts protesters and police to keep the peace — to "minimize needless confrontation" — an extraordinary plea for calm before a local judiciary event from the nation's attorney...
  • Ferguson Protesters Erupt Outside Police Department: ‘What Do We Want? Darren Wilson! ... dead!

    11/21/2014 8:03:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | November 21, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    Complete Headline: Ferguson Protesters Erupt Outside Police Department: ‘What Do We Want? Darren Wilson! How Do We Want Him? Dead!’ Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have taken to the streets and chosen not to wait for a grand jury’s decision before clashing with police once again. A grand jury is expected to decide whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who is accused of shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown, in the coming days. But protesters made their voices heard outside the Ferguson Police Department on Thursday night shouting, “What do we want? Darren Wilson! How do we want him? Dead!” Protesters gathered...
  • Pro-Amnesty Activists on Barack Obama's Facebook Page: “Let's Show those Crackers Who's the Boss"

    11/20/2014 8:34:48 AM PST · by rightistight · 14 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/20/14 | Aurelius
    Pro-amnesty activists are declaring victory on Barack Obama's Facebook page. And more than that, similar to their actions on the White House's Facebook page, they are specifically calling out white people. This is the Barack Obama's real page, which has on it his official video announcing executive amnesty plan. And President Obama is allowing racist antagonism like the comments below. Racist comments by pro-illegal alien activists are all over the page. Here are just a few, which are still up at the time this article was written:
  • Al Sharpton: I have tax problems because people hate Obama or Trayvon Martin or something like that

    11/19/2014 8:12:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2014 | JEFF DUNETZ
    Professional racial agitator Al Sharpton responded to Tuesday’s NY Times piece revealing that both Sharpton and his charity National Action Network was increasingly delinquent in paying taxes to NY State and vendors who performed services. According to the MSNBC host and architect of racial discord, the progressive NY Times published the story because of politically motivated hostility toward Bill de Blasio and Barack Obama: I think it’s political, he said. A lot of people don’t like the fact that President Obama’s the president. A lot of people do not like the fact that Bill de Blasio won for mayor....
  • Holder Drops Death Penalty For Accused Cop Killers

    11/18/2014 4:35:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Justice: Eric Holder, who dropped the New Black Panther case and almost had a defender of cop-killer Mumia abu-Jamal as an assistant, takes the death penalty off the table for four alleged Virginia cop-killers. The National Guard has not been called up, Al Sharpton has not made an appearance, and neither have 40 FBI agents been dispatched to ensure the convictions of the four gang members who allegedly murdered a Virginia police officer. Nor will there be riots and looting if they are acquitted. When cops are the victims instead of the accused, a different standard of social justice seems...
  • Obama to Ferguson Rioters: Stay on Course

    11/18/2014 10:05:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/18/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    If a segment of the nation continues to swoon over President Barack Obama, Race War will only be the beginning of our woes. Obama to Ferguson Rioters: “Stay on Course.” July 1, 2008, I said on Political Pistachio Radio that if Barack Obama is elected President, “The racial divide will deepen.” Willie Lawson replied, “the racial divide will be bigger than we’ve ever seen.” The first black President of the United States is inciting violence through racial divide. He visited with the leaders of the Ferguson riots, and told them to “Stay on course.” Rather than bring racial unity to...
  • Ferguson Prepares For Violent Left-Wing Riots

    11/18/2014 5:00:06 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 19 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | November 18, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    A Grand Jury is expected to not charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson with the crime of murdering Michael Brown. It’s pretty clear at this point that there is no basis with which to charge Wilson with murder. Brown was not the innocent “gentle giant” that the media and leftist activists initially portrayed him as. In reality, he was a thug who had roughed up an old man he was stealing cigars from. After roughing up an old man, he punched Wilson breaking his orbital bone. He was told to put his hands up and instead charged Wilson who then...
  • [Democratic St. Louis Alderman] Antonio French Thinks Grand Jury May Indict Darren Wilson

    11/17/2014 7:34:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    St. Louis Public Radio ^ | November 16, 2014 | Camille Phillips
    Many protest leaders in and around Ferguson have expressed doubt that the grand jury will indict Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. But St. Louis Alderman Antonio French says he thinks an indictment is possible. “I have not given up hope that there will be an indictment,” French said. “I think the evidence warrants at least a trial. And I think ultimately that’s what the community needs in order to heal the long-term wounds.” French does agree with the general consensus that if the grand jury does not indict Wilson there will be large-scale protests. The alderman was...
  • DoE to Force NJ School District to Lower Standards of AP Classes Fearing High Standards are Racist

    11/17/2014 9:20:03 AM PST · by rightistight · 38 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Aurelius
    The South Orange-Maplewood School District in New Jersey will be likely lowering their standards for AP classes after a successful lawsuit brought by the Department of Education. The DoE brought the suit to weaken South Orange-Maplewood's practice of "tracking," or placing students in separate educational paths to suit their needs. Proponents of tracking believe that it helps all students; not only will educators teach students at their level, but it will prevent large classes in which students of different needs are taught all at once. The DoE and opponents of tracking believe it promotes "segregation," by favoring white students and...
  • The Daily Caller’s ALL-STAR GREATEST HITS Alphabet Of Racism

    11/17/2014 7:38:41 AM PST · by all the best
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 15, 2014 | Eric Owens
    A couple weeks ago, The Daily Caller completed its alphabetical tour de force showing that racism has seeped into every nook and cranny of American life including superhero movies, the weather and the very air we breathe. It was hard, arduous work. Now, some 19 articles later — and still feeling grimy and contaminated from multiple visits to obscure sites like Salon deep in the bowels of the Internet — it’s time to celebrate. It’s time to kick back, relax and enjoy the greatest hits of all the things someone, somewhere has deemed racist. A is for academic freedom, which...
  • A new strain of racism from the newest Americans

    11/16/2014 2:42:57 PM PST · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2014 | Armstrong Williams
    Racism in America has often been reduced to white-against-black discrimination, and understandably so. After all, it was white colonists who forcibly removed Africans from their homeland and brought them to America to serve as slaves on plantations.
  • Texas teacher (finally, officially) fired over racial tweets on Michael Brown shooting

    11/16/2014 5:59:53 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 14, 2014
    A Dallas-area school board fired a teacher Friday who posted racially charged tweets about the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Duncanville Independent School District trustees unanimously voted to terminate Vinita Hegwood's contract. Hegwood, who is black, has apologized for comments made Nov. 7 on her Twitter account that were laced with expletives and derogatory references to whites and blacks. Administrators have called the remarks "reprehensible." [Snip] The school board rejected a resignation and instead fired her with cause. That doesn't affect a teacher's pension, but it makes him or her ineligible...
  • Panel talks image of Black men in news

    11/15/2014 7:35:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | November 14, 2014 | Samaria Bailey
    The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) hosted a discussion on “The Black Male Image through the Media” at its general body Chapter Meeting on Tuesday. The discussion was moderated by PABJ President Johann Calhoun and featured four culture, social, media and education leaders who offered their perspectives and suggested solutions. “Black men are special. We are the only group of individuals in America that, when we leave our house in the morning, we have no idea what’s going to happen,” said Father’s Day Rally Committee (FDRC) President Bilal Qayyum, one of the discussion’s panelists. “We don’t know whether we...
  • EXCLUSIVE: In Scathing Letter to Obama, Former FBI Assistant Director Slams Holder as "Chief...

    11/14/2014 10:32:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: EXCLUSIVE: In Scathing Letter to Obama, Former FBI Assistant Director Slams Holder as "Chief Among Antagonists" in Ferguson As the Senate prepares to hold confirmation hearings for new Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch and as outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder continues to allocate Department of Justice resources to the situation in Ferguson, former FBI Assistant Director and Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund President Ron Hosko has sent a scathing letter to President Obama detailing the damage done to the relationship between law enforcement and DOJ over the past six years. "The hyper-politicization of justice issues has made it...
  • Chris Parker goes toe-to-toe with Tea Party (Compares to KKK and the John Birch Society)

    11/14/2014 2:28:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Scarlet & Black, The Grinnell College Newspaper ^ | November 14, 2014 | Jon Sundby
    Chris Parker, a political science professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, spoke at Grinnell on Tuesday, Nov. 11, about his recent book “Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America.” Parker’s talk revolved around the rise and identity of the Tea Party within the American political system, with a particular emphasis on the psychology behind the movement. Besides the unique and relevant nature of his book, Parker was invited to speak at Grinnell given his connections with the College. Fourteen years ago, Parker received a fellowship through the Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal...
  • The N-Word, Updated: 6 Code Words or Terms That Often Mean the Same Thing

    11/13/2014 5:14:15 PM PST · by walford · 78 replies
    Atlanta BlackStar ^ | November 11, 2014 | Thomas L. Scott
    Thug As Richard Sherman pointed out after receiving criticism about his post Super Bowl interview, “It seems like [thug] is the acceptable way of calling someone the n word nowadays. Substituting the word thug doesn’t disguise the negative association with Black people.” Urban/Inner City The Black community is often referred to as urban or inner city when people are uncomfortable talking about Black people or where they live. State’s Rights During the Civil Rights Movement, politicians used racially coded appeals and words such as “state’s rights” to try and capitalize on the racial anxiety during that time. Welfare and Food...
  • Get Back Loretta: Holder’s Successor Promises More of the Same

    11/13/2014 10:56:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 13, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    The nomination of Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General is a deft political decision by President Obama. Lynch’s nomination satisfies the racial interest groups yet doesn’t carry the toxic record that other possible nominees carried. Al Sharpton promised he would play a role in selecting Holder’s successor, and it appears he did. Lynch promises to be Eric Holder’s sequel, particularly when it comes to federal enforcement of civil rights laws. What she provides the White House is a clean slate. She provides the false promise of luring some Republicans into thinking the Justice Department may improve once...
  • Brown family urges police, protester restraint

    11/13/2014 10:50:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CLAYTON, Mo. — Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown are urging restraint by both protesters and police once a grand jury decides whether the suburban St. Louis officer who shot him should face charges. Attorneys Anthony Gray and Benjamin Crump held a press conference Thursday outside the St. Louis County Justice Center, where the grand jury is meeting and Dr. Michael Baden, who performed a private autopsy on the family's behalf, was scheduled to testify. Brown's parents, who were in Geneva this week as the U.N. Committee Against Torture heard testimony about U.S. policies, did not attend....
  • The Republican Obsession With 'Restoring' America

    11/13/2014 7:59:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 13, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    Why so many conservatives have nostalgia for an era that wasn't all that golden. Next January, just in time for a potential presidential bid, Marco Rubio will publish a book. It’s called American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone.Call me a killjoy, but I don’t think Senator Rubio can make good on his subtitle. Creating “economic opportunity for everyone” is hard enough in a country of 316 million. Restoring it is a metaphysical impossibility. To restore something, it must have existed before. And never in its history has America offered “economic opportunity for everyone,” not even in the Edenic days...
  • Loretta Lynch Belonged to Jew-Hating, Pro-Terrorist Harvard Group

    11/13/2014 4:36:17 AM PST · by Enterprise · 39 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch belonged to a student group that brought Jew-hating Palestinian terrorists to Harvard Law School every year she was a member. Lynch belonged to the Harvard Black Law Students Association (BLSA) from 1981-1984 when she was a student. During those years the radical black group brought representatives from the Palestinian Liberation Operation (PLO).
  • The Demise of the White Democratic Voter

    11/13/2014 12:53:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 11, 2014 | Thomas B. Edsall
    It has not escaped the notice of political analysts that 72 percent of whites without college degrees — a rough proxy for what we used to call the white working class — believe that “the U.S. economic system generally favors the wealthy.” Or that on Nov. 4, these same men and women voted for Republican House candidates 64-34. Similarly, the overwhelmingly white electorates of Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota voted decisively in referendums to raise the minimum wage while simultaneously voting for Republicans, whose party has adamantly rejected legislation to raise the minimum wage. There is an ongoing debate...
  • Missouri KKK Leader: Ferguson Protests Are Boosting Recruitment [UPDATED]

    11/12/2014 8:59:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Daily Riverfront Times ^ | November 12, 2014 | Danny Wicentowski
    The head of Missouri's most visible KKK group claims his "Klanline" is being flooded with calls from prospective recruits angered by the continuing protests in Ferguson. "Missouri is definitely on fire right now," says Frank Ancona, the imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. In the past the group made headlines by passing out fliers for a KKK neighborhood watch program, but Ancona tells Daily RFT the Ferguson protests are attracting a new wave hopeful hood-wearers. He says he's inducted 50 new members to the group's Missouri chapter this month, and numbers are up in...
  • BREAKFAST BEATDOWN… Hungry Women TEAR UP McDONALD’S

    11/12/2014 11:49:05 AM PST · by fungoking · 124 replies
    gateway Pundit ^ | 11/12/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Two Philly women were upset when they missed the breakfast cutoff at a local McDonalds. The women tore up the place and beat a patron with a broomstick. (Warning on Language and Violence)video at page Having crawled out of bed just a bit too late, two women were recently caught on tape throwing a super-sized adult hissy-fit because they’d been told that they missed the McDonald’s breakfast time. When a man stepped in to tell the woman to relax, they went berserk. As reported by My Fox Philadelphia, the incident took place in a Philadelphia McDonald’s, where an onlooker decided...
  • Sixty-Eighth Anniversary of Disney’s ‘Song of the South’

    11/12/2014 10:59:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 59 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/14 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    Is the movie 'Song of the South' racist...of course not!...Have a Zippy Doo Dah Day! Is censorship of Hollywood motion pictures a thing of the past, or… Is it still alive and well in the movie industry today against movies that are not politically correct? There are many who find some ‘R’ rated Hollywood movies of today equally offensive but I don’t think Hollywood is listening. Why would an old wonderful family motion picture offend anyone starring an African-American man whose stories fascinate both Black and White children? Some call Walt Disney’s 1946 family classic ‘Song of the South’ racist....
  • Racially-charged tweet on Ferguson shooting to get Texas teacher fired (Not what you think)

    11/11/2014 12:01:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    A Texas teacher who posted a profanity-filled tweet over the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. -- telling those who disagreed with her to "kill themselves" -- is being fired, school officials said Monday. Vinita Hegwood, an English teacher at Duncanville High School, was suspended without pay Monday pending her discharge after posting a "reprehensible" message on her personal Twitter account, according to the Duncanville Independent School District....
  • Ben Stein: America’s Race Problem Is “Pathetic, Self-Defeating Black Underclass”

    11/10/2014 6:18:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    “I mean, the real problem with race in America is a very, very beaten-down, pathetic, self-defeating black underclass that is — uh, just can’t seem to get its way going in the way that blacks were able to before the scourge of drugs and the scourge of gangs.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Actor and conservative pundit Ben Stein says the real problem with race in America is a “very, very beaten-down, pathetic, self-defeating black underclass.” “If you read the liberal mainstream media, that the main problem with race in America was poor innocent black people being set upon and mistreated by the police,” Stein...
  • Minneapolis School District Now Needs 'Permission' to Suspend Any Black, Hispanic Student

    11/10/2014 2:17:18 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 11-10-14 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Minneapolis public school system announced a major new district-wide policy for disciplining students: any suspension of a non-white student requires the district superintendent's approval. The MPS has been stung by reports that students of color are 10 times more likely to receive a suspension than white students. The Minneapolis school system has an enrollment of over 32,000 students. Seventy percent are non-white. School superintendent Bernadeia Johnson, a black woman, maintains that she wants to "disrupt" the current suspension trends. Superintendent Johnson says that her new policy is aimed at forcing local school administrators to deeply "probe" the reasons for...
  • DOJ grants $63 million for social justice school discipline promoted by Bill Ayers

    11/09/2014 8:11:01 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 29 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | November 7, 2014 | DANETTE CLARK
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice recently promised a whopping $63 million to investigate school safety programs and to reward districts for implementing “restorative justice” and other related school discipline programs. According to an October 1st statement from Attorney General Eric Holder, “This funding is being awarded as part of the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative – a large-scale, multi-agency research effort to build practical, and scientifically-sound, knowledge about effective ways to increase school safety nationwide.” However, according to a review of past and current restorative justice initiatives in schools, the funding appears to be just...
  • NAACP speaker: Don't wait to recognize, fight oppression

    11/09/2014 8:01:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Indiana Pennsylvania Gazette ^ | November 9, 2014 | Chauncey Ross
    Oppression has been a fact of life in America since Europeans first set foot on the continent, and for as long as there have been oppressors and victims, there have been a third group of people — those who stood by and did nothing — according to the guest speaker at the Indiana County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet. Dr. challenged the audience even with the title of her talk, “Is There Justice For All?” on Saturday evening at the Indiana Holiday Inn. Native Americans were the first victims in the western world, she said. Victims of genocide. Then African-Americans, pressed...
  • Academics and media tell minorities: You’ll never succeed because of racism

    11/09/2014 7:17:21 PM PST · by TBP · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    [W]hat messages make young people feel as if they are in control of their future? Well here’s what doesn’t: The constant chatter about institutional racism and sexism that pervade our educational institutions and media outlets. If you want to give a kid the sense that he has some modicum of control over his destiny, that his efforts will be rewarded with success, it’s probably best not to tell him the decks are stacked against him. But that’s exactly what we do.
  • NY Librarian Fired after Refusing to Discriminate Against Whites

    11/09/2014 3:34:25 PM PST · by rightistight · 63 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/9/14 | Aurelius
    A librarian who formerly worked at the Riverhead Free Library has filed a lawsuit saying that she was fired because she did not discriminate against white people. Riverhead Free Library is located in Long Island, New York. Diane Woodcheke says she was fired after she questioned her boss's decision to only hire minorities. Her boss told her that “my people have been kept down,” and, therefore, only minorities should be hired at the library. Woodcheke questioned this, telling her boss that "discrimination is illegal." Woodcheke claims that her boss then mocked her and then fired her soon after. “Discounting people...
  • Political Racism

    11/09/2014 2:25:26 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | November 9, 2014 | Larry Walker II
    Eradicating Identity Politics:: By: Larry Walker II ::Those who say that Republican’s don’t like President Obama’s policies, solely because of the color of his skin, tend to forget that he’s also a member of the Democratic Party. In the United States, we basically have a two-party system comprised of Republicans (25%) and Democrats (31%). Even though the majority of us are independents (42%), who may at times be persuaded either way, we essentially have a two-party system with each side on opposite poles on just about every issue, foreign and domestic.Generally, Republican voters stand for lower taxes, limited government, and...
  • Here we go again: AG nominee Loretta Lynch wants to free blacks from the 'Prison of Racism'

    11/09/2014 6:02:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 9, 2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    If confirmed, it looks as if Barack Obama's nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, will be carrying out Eric Holder's politics of racial vengeance. Based on her family history, social justice statements and close ties to black activists, Lynch will deploy law enforcement resources based on race and political ideology, not on the rule of law. As a young girl Lynch heard stories that her grandfather, a pastor, hid people in trouble and helped them flee to the north to escape punishments under the Jim Crow laws of the time. I realized the power the law had over your life...
  • St. Louis rolls out new program to hire minority police officers

    11/08/2014 6:33:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KPLR-TV ^ | November 8, 2014 | Shirley Washington
    St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is working in collaboration with the NAACP St. Louis Branch, the St. Louis Public Safety Department, and the Ethical Society of Police to recruit more minority police officers to the force. The City has been working on the initiative for months. However, the tragic shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on, August 9, 2014, gave the plan a greater sense of urgency. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn the qualifications needed to become a St. Louis police officer and how to help improve the relationship between law enforcement...
  • Satire: Elected Black Republicans Called "Traitors to Their Race"

    11/07/2014 7:15:04 PM PST · by John Semmens · 33 replies
    Satire ^ | 7 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) neglected to include Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) n its post-election congratulations to African-Americans who won their races. Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP, characterized the election of the Black conservatives as "more of a setback than an advancement for people of color. These two have bought the right wing propaganda that individual achievement, hard work, and honesty are the way a person gets ahead in this world. Unfortunately, every individually successful Black person dilutes our case for slavery reparations." Brooks predicted that...
  • Fear and loathing in America: Ferguson, ISIL and Ebola

    11/07/2014 11:13:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    al Jazeera ^ | November 7, 2013 | Christian Christensen
    Reuters article. Please see link.
  • ‘Negro’ Is An Acceptable Term for Black Soldiers, U.S. Army Says

    11/06/2014 2:59:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    NYDN ^ | November 5, 2014 | GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    ‘Negro’ is an acceptable term for black soldiers, U.S. Army says • Color it a confusing command update. One military official says using the word to describe ‘a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa’ might be for people who prefer to refer to themselves this way. But another calls it ‘the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. What year is it again? Army regulations still allow for black soldiers to be labeled Negro — a term that faded in the late 1960s. The archaic policy was spelled out as recently as Oct. 22, when the...
  • Low-profile NYC prosecutor emerges as contender to be first black woman US attorney general

    11/06/2014 10:17:36 AM PST · by drpix · 7 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 11/6/14 | drudge/ap
    NEW YORK – She's an under-the-radar contender to become the first black woman to head the Justice Department. Loretta Lynch rarely holds news conferences, does interviews or gives speeches in her current job as U.S. attorney in Brooklyn. But the lack of a paper trail on Lynch hasn't kept her from emerging in recent weeks as one of only a handful of people still under consideration by the White House to replace the outgoing Eric Holder as attorney general.
  • Jay Carney to GOP: Your Party Is Racist -- and 'You Know It'

    11/06/2014 4:24:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Former Obama White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, now a political commentator for CNN, casually admitted that, yes, his party uses race to convince minorities that Republicans seek to oppress them. Before the midterm election, Carney said: "Republicans are going to pick up seats in the Senate and the House, and they may win control of the Senate. So (Democrats) need to mobilize their base voters, and that is especially true of minority voters." Carney also admitted that the use of the race card is cynical: "Equating support for stand-your-ground law ... doesn't mean you supported the action that took...
  • The Elections and the Last Racists

    11/06/2014 2:19:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 6, 2014 | R. Emmett Tyrrell
    .......The only Americans who talk about race as a controversial issue today are Democrats along with so-called educators about whom there is nothing to be done. They are hopeless. Attorney General Eric Holder sent federal monitors to oversee elections in 18 states,some not even members of the old confederacy....Meanwhile,Democrats were running ads on black radio stations accusing Republicans of supporting the kind of gun laws that “caused the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.” The Democratic Party of Georgia was distributing brochures portraying black children carrying signs that say “Don’t Shoot” and the handouts calling on voters to “prevent another Ferguson.”...
  • What ‘White Privilege’ Really Means ("Pound-your-head-against-a-wall" level foolishness)

    11/05/2014 9:08:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 5, 2014 | George Yancy and Naomi Zack
    George Yancy: What motivates you to work as a philosopher in the area of race? Naomi Zack: I am mainly motivated by a great need to work and not to be bored, and I have a critical bent. I think there is a lot of work to be done concerning race in the United States, and a lot of ignorance and unfairness that still needs to be uncovered and corrected. I received my doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University in 1970 and then became absent from academia until 1990. When I returned it had become possible to write about real...
  • Fox News host makes shockingly racist comment live on the air

    11/05/2014 8:03:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    examiner.com ^ | November 4, 2014
    Tucker Carlson says the United States needs a "White Guy Appreciation Day." ...
  • Mia Love, Daughter of Haitian Immigrants, Will Be GOP's First Black Woman in Congress

    11/05/2014 7:38:02 AM PST · by Ripliancum · 34 replies
    people magazine ^ | 07:45 AM EST | SANDRA SOBIERAJ WESTFALL
    A Mormon mother of three secured her place in American history as the first black female Republican elected to Congress. "Tonight you have made history!" Utah's Mia Love told supporters after winning the state's 4th House district. "Many of the naysayers out there said that Utah would never elect a black Republican LDS (Latter Day Saint) woman to Congress. Not only did we do it, we were the first to do it!" Love, 38, who also will be the first Haitian-American to serve in the Capital, was surrounded by her husband, Jason, and their kids: Alessa, 14; Abigail, 11; and...
  • [Vanity] Has the Looting Begun in Ferguson Yet?

    11/04/2014 9:40:35 PM PST · by JennysCool · 38 replies
    11/4/2014
    Just curious if unrest has begun in the Valley of the Gentle Giant. I think we all deep down know that the midterm election results are directly related to privileged conservative bigots like the Koch Brothers ruthlessly using their puppet police force to deny the voting rights of young, college-bound aspiring rappers whose aching desire is to change the world and score some hella good blunts. You know? Fight the Power! Free Mumia! Hell, Free Huey All Over Again! Is that a Samsung HU9000 Series 78" Class UHD Smart 3D LED TV? Word!
  • Sorry Ben Stein, These Presidents Were Way More Racist Than Obama

    11/04/2014 1:24:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 4, 2014 | Shan Wang
    Ben Stein—lawyer, Nixon speechwriter, and erstwhile actor known for his turn as Ferris Bueller’s economics teacher—stopped by Fox News on Sunday with some choice words for the Obama administration. “This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America,” he told Fox News. Most racist? Plenty past presidents could challenge Obama for that title. Here are some strong contenders: you be the judge.
  • Latest Democratic coping mechanism: You’re all a bunch of racists

    11/03/2014 8:13:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 3, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Let’s engage in a thought experiment. If Republicans were so terrified of impending electoral losses that they resorted to rallying pro-life voters by distributing mailers via surrogates that warned of forcible, government mandated abortion in the wake of a Democratic victory, the political press would be scandalized. The flipside of that scenario, Democrats embracing the caustic and dangerous notion that a Republican takeover of the Senate would herald a return to Jim Crow and state-supported racial violence, has not similarly incensed the Fourth Estate. In fact, a few of the more partisan political observers in the media see some merit...