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  • Why Yale Should Drop the Name 'Yale,' Too: Calhoun Was Not the Only Slave Owner

    02/14/2017 4:06:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/14/2017 | Roger Kimball
    Today, I have a column in the Wall Street Journal about Yale’s decision to rename Calhoun College. As I mentioned there, anyone paying attention to what’s been happening on college campuses, and especially to what’s been happening at Yale, will not be surprised at the decision. Back in August 2016, Yale’s president Peter Salovey announced that, in response to various agitations from students and faculty, he was convening the Soviet- or Orwellian-sounding “Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming.” As I noted at the time, there has been something of a craze for renaming things on college campuses recently, as students...
  • Georgetown prof defends Islamic slavery, rape

    02/14/2017 9:27:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    It seems many in progressive media are too PC to call out a Musim professor even when he's advocating rape and slavery? Two things: This comes from the account of Umar Lee, a Muslim student who was offended by how far Jonathan Brown went in defending slavery and rape. In the era of the campus trigger warning, rape culture and renaming buildings named after slave owners, Brown offered a spirited defense of slavery and rape.
  • THE RAPE AND SLAVERY THAT NO CAMPUS WILL CONDEMN ( Georgetown : DC : Islam )

    02/14/2017 5:47:05 AM PST · by george76 · 79 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 14, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Slavery and rape aren’t wrong when Muslims do it. "I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody." "A male owner of a female slave has the right to sexual access to her.” These views don’t come from an ISIS underground bunker, but out of the brilliantly lit halls of Georgetown University where rape and slavery are defended by an Islamic studies professor. ... defending actual slavery and rape is still okay at Georgetown. So long as it’s committed by Muslims under the license of the Koran. "I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody,” Jonathan Brown explained ......
  • Georgetown Professor Defends Slavery And Rape! Unbelievable!

    02/13/2017 1:45:15 PM PST · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    We know that most Professors seem to be Liberals, so we are used to hearing what they teach. However, the following crosses the line in so many ways. We need to know what our college students are being taught. I made the statement today to my husband: “We are in so much trouble in our society right now, but think about what it will be like when the next generation takes over.” In saying that, I want to explain myself. The effect we will be seeing when the next generation takes over is what this generation has taught them. The...
  • Death of History

    It is said that if we ignore history, we will repeat it. How can we follow this quintessential maxim if we allow people to erase or rewrite history? Recently, Charlottesville City in Virginia, voted to tear down a statue of Robert E. Lee at a cost of $300,000. Once councilman claimed it was “delusional” to believe anything different than the “Confederate states had as their primary aim the preservation of a way of life in which enslaved humans.” No, Councilman, your statement is a rewrite of history. There were those who wanted to preserve slavery, but Lee was not one...
  • Yale drops slavery proponent Calhoun from college name

    02/11/2017 7:34:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 4:07 PM EST
    After years of debate, Yale University announced Saturday it will change the name of a residential college that honors a 19th century alumnus and former U.S. vice president who was an ardent supporter of slavery. Yale trustees said the Ivy League university is renaming Calhoun College after trailblazing computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, a mathematician who earned Yale degrees in the 1930s, invented a pioneering computer programming language and became a Navy rear admiral. Yale said it was the final decision in a controversy over former Vice President John C. Calhoun’s legacy that had simmered for years and boiled over...
  • Restaurants around nation join sanctuary movement to protect workers, customers

    02/11/2017 10:53:47 AM PST · by EveningStar · 77 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 11, 2017 | Alanna Wittet
    Numerous restaurants across the country have joined a Sanctuary Restaurants Movement to offer safe and tolerant spaces to restaurant workers, employers, and consumers that face hate and harassment in the restaurant industry. As a collaborative project between the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United) and Presente.org, the Sanctuary Restaurant Movement seeks to not only create solidarity, but also to provide support and resources like job training and legal advice to individuals and their families impacted by hostile policies.
  • Were Our Founding Fathers Racist? The Slaves are 3/5ths of a Person Debate

    02/10/2017 12:25:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    RedState ^ | July 18, 2010 | Jeff Dunetz
    Many in the progressive world, believe that our founding fathers were racist. As their evidence they point to Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution: “ Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.” To the liberals, the 3/5th figure is an indication that our founding fathers...
  • Georgetown Islamic Studies Professor: Slavery OK, So is Non-Consensual Sex

    02/10/2017 10:11:24 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 70 replies
    http://heatst.com ^ | Feb 10 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    A professor at Georgetown University is teaching his students that men do not need consent to have sex with women, and that slavery is justifiable under Islamic teachings. Islamic Studies professor Jonathan Brown recently lectured at the International Institute of Islamic Thought, where he shared his alarming beliefs with students in attendance in his lecture, “Islam and the Problem of Slavery.” Freelance writer Umar Lee expressed his shock over the 90-minute lecture, which included explicit endorsements of rape and slavery.
  • Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs - NumbersUSA.com

    02/07/2017 11:34:09 PM PST · by semaj · 1 replies
    NumbersUSA.com ^ | September 10, 2010 | Roy Beck
    Global humanitarian reasons for current U.S. immigration are tested in this updated version of immigration author and journalist Roy Beck's colorful presentation of data from the World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau. The 1996 version of this immigration gumballs presentation has been one of the most viewed immigration policy presentations on the internet.
  • Wife of School for Blind Director inspired Teddy Roosevelt...

    02/01/2017 6:38:00 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 10 replies
    Five dollars was all she was paid by the Atlantic Monthly Magazine for her poem, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," published FEBRUARY 1, 1862. It became Lincoln's favorite song and the Union's theme song. Her name was Julia Ward Howe, the daughter of a Wall Street banker and the wife of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, director of a school for the blind in Boston, which grew into the famous Perkins Institute. Julia and her husband entertained John Brown in their home and published the anti-slavery journal Commonwealth. In 1861, Julia traveled to Washington, D.C., and saw the city teeming...
  • Woman Gets 6 Years In Prison For Enslaving Illegal Immigrants

    01/25/2017 2:53:32 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 25, 2017 | Caroline May
    A woman who controlled her victims by claiming to be the voice of God has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for harboring two illegal immigrants from Mexico and forcing them to work for her without pay. She was also ordered to pay $795,000 in restitution to her two victims. Olga Sandra Murra has been in federal custody since her conviction in August on two counts of forced labor and two counts of harboring illegal aliens. The Justice Department announced her sentence this week. ...more...
  • Georgetown professor says whites should keep ‘individual reparations account’

    01/17/2017 7:01:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Georgetown University professor and author Michael Eric Dyson says white people should keep an “individual reparations account” to make donations to black groups and atone for America’s history of slavery and racism. Mr. Dyson was discussing his forthcoming book, “Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America,” with New York Times Magazine when he touched on a subject in his book that talks about white people making reparations on the local and individual level. The Times’ Ana Marie Cox said Mr. Dyson suggested donating to the United Negro College Fund or paying “the black person who cuts your grass...
  • Sheriff Clarke: For 8 Years Obama Has 'Rubbed White Peoples' Nose in the Stain of Slavery' [tr]

    01/02/2017 7:38:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 30, 2016 | 2:34 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    In reference to the horrendous number of homicides in Chicago and President Barack Obama’s practice of dividing people by race, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said Black Lives Matter never marches in Chicago and Obama, for eight years, has been rubbing “white people’s nose in the stain of slavery” because he cannot let the issue go, and wants America to wallow in racial division. […] “He’s about 150 years removed from slavery,” said the sheriff. “Nobody said ‘forget about it’, but you have to be able to move on at some point. And he will not allow America to do...
  • An 'Underground Railroad' for illegals? Enforcing immigration law isn't slavery

    12/29/2016 3:32:26 PM PST · by 198ml · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12/29/16 | Nate Madden
    File this under “things that should be obvious,” but immigration control isn’t slavery. Nor is breaking a just federal law consistent with Christian ethics. Nonetheless, a network of “progressive” Christians is preparing to fight the Trump administration’s immigration efforts with an “underground railroad” for illegals. A recent story at The New York Times details how a network of 450 churches across the country are planning to break federal law and defy the will of the American people by sheltering criminal illegal immigrants against deportation.
  • Black Slaveowners: A Review

    12/24/2016 6:53:41 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/24/2016 | Janet Levy
    It is widely believed that slavery in 19th-century America was the exclusive province of whites. However, as historian Larry Kroger reveals in Black Slaveowners, free black people in the United States owned slaves, fought for their right to do so and had little sympathy for abolition. A five-year investigation of federal census data, wills, mortgages, bills of sale, tax returns and newspaper ads from 1790 to 1860 provided the foundation for Koger's examination of black slave masters in the Palmetto state, culminating in his illuminating book, Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860 (McFarland, 1985). Charleston City,...
  • Obama: I Can’t Pursue Reparations Because It’s Politically Infeasible

    12/22/2016 4:50:52 PM PST · by kevcol · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | December 22, 2016 | Amber Randall
    President Barack Obama said in an interview published Wednesday that reparations payments for black Americans could be a good idea but simply aren’t politically feasible. Speaking with The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates, Obama said that it’s easy to make an argument for reparations for black Americans because of past sins like slavery and Jim Crow laws. . . . A report released by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on African Descent accused the U.S. of having a racist history. The country’s history of slavery and current police shootings, the report argued, meant that America owes the black community reparations.
  • Hopeless Afghan struggle to save boy sex slaves

    12/19/2016 10:45:08 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 19, 2016 | By Anuj CHOPRA
    Quivering with quiet rage, Shirin holds a photo of his teenage brother-in-law, who now lives as the plaything of policemen, just one victim of a hidden epidemic of kidnappings of young boys for institutionalised sexual slavery in Afghanistan. Shirin is among 13 families AFP traced and interviewed across three Afghan provinces who said their children were taken for the pervasive practice of "bacha bazi", or paedophilic exploitation, in Western-backed security forces. Their testimonies shine a rare spotlight on the anguished, solitary struggles to free sons, nephews and cousins from a tradition of culturally-sanctioned enslavement and rape. Shirin recalled how his...
  • Teacher disciplined: Told students to write 'fun' slave song [MD]

    12/14/2016 11:29:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2016 11:57 AM EST
    A Maryland high school teacher has been disciplined after encouraging students to “have fun” writing a slave song for an assignment as part of a lesson on abolitionist Frederick Douglass. […] Principal Andrew Cockley wrote in an email to parents Dec. 7 that the assignment was linked to a lesson on “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.” Cockley says the activity was culturally insensitive. …
  • Rep. John Conyers: ‘The Electoral College Is Rooted in Slavery’

    12/07/2016 11:52:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 73 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) held a forum Tuesday on the future of the Electoral College, which he claimed was “rooted in slavery.” “We also must face up to the cold reality that the Electoral College is rooted in slavery,” Conyers said in his opening statement. Conyers referenced a claim by one of the witnesses, Yale Law professor Akhil Amar, that “states opposed direct elections for the president, because in a direct election system, the North would outnumber the South, whose many slaves could not vote, but the Electoral College instead let each southern state count its slaves, although...
  • Frightened by Trump, Inspired by Fidel

    12/05/2016 3:28:51 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 30 Nov, 2016 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    The left allows itself any number of rhetorical excesses about Donald Trump. He is a “fascist,” a dangerous “strongman,” a “tyrant” in waiting, and so forth. But when an actual tyrant dies such as Fidel Castro the left quickly adopts more measured rhetoric. Its hysterical editorialists suddenly turn sedate. They urge people to see a reviled figure in perspective. Castro’s legacy is “divisive,” as the New Yorker hesitantly put it. “Cuba today is a dilapidated country, but its social and economic indicators are the envy of many of its neighbors.” Casting about for a circumspect word to describe a mass...
  • African-American History Missing

    11/28/2016 10:52:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 28, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    The much-heralded National African-American Museum of Culture and History, part of the historic Smithsonian Institution and museums, does not live up to the historical accuracy it promises. Here are important historical figures who we looked for, but could not find any mention of in the nation’s newest museum: 1. George Washington Carver, a botanist and inventor 2. Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court justice 3. Clarence Thomas, who replaced Marshall as the lone black American on the Supreme Court 4. Matthew Henson, who explored the North Pole 5. Condoleezza Rice, except for a joint photo with Colin Powell, no...
  • The Trial of Susan B. Anthony For Illegal Voting (Great Story: Tea Party Like!)

    02/16/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    Jurist Law @ Pitt ^ | February 2001 | Douglas Linder
    The Anthony trial of 1873 helped answer the important question of whether women as "citizens" under the recently adopted Fourteenth Amendment were entitled, as one of the "privileges and immunities" that came with citizenship, to vote. The answer given by prim and conservative Justice Ward Hunt will surprise few, but the trial also shows Hunt with his hands full, not quite knowing how to shut up his feisty defendant. Read now about what "Aunt Susan" described in her diary as "the greatest outrage in judicial history!"
  • On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

    11/19/2016 11:59:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    "The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are...
  • Rob Schneider Just Dropped A Downright VICIOUS Tweet On Democrats (truncated)

    11/19/2016 7:20:02 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 18, 2016 | Kaitlin Collins
    Rob Schneider Just Dropped A Downright VICIOUS Tweet On Democrats — ‘They Haven’t Been This Mad Since…’After Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the presidential election, the 53-year-old comedian addressed the outcry from the left over Hillary Clinton’s loss with a single tweet Friday. “I haven’t seen the Democrats this mad since we freed the slaves!” Schneider tweeted.
  • U.Va. professors ask (their University's) president to stop quoting Thomas Jefferson

    11/14/2016 9:33:47 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2016 | Jessica Chasmer
    Hundreds of students and faculty at the University of Virginia have asked the school’s president to stop quoting President Thomas Jefferson, the university’s founder, because of his slave-owning past. The letter garnered 469 signatures before being sent to University President Teresa Sullivan on Friday, The Cavalier Daily reported. It was prompted by an email sent last week by Ms. Sullivan promoting unity in light of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.  “Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only: they are exactly the persons who are to succeed to the government of our country, and...
  • University’s history course on slavery has a new section on Donald Trump

    11/07/2016 2:01:39 AM PST · by kevcol · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | November 7, 2016 | Matt Lamb
    A Catholic university’s course on slavery has apparently been updated to include a new threat to African Americans: Donald Trump. The upper-level history course, “Slavery and Abolition Then and Now,” will be taught in the spring semester by Prof. John Donoghue, an expert in the Atlantic slave trade. The description of the course on the class registration website LOCUS says it “will introduce students to the long durée of global slavery as a means to convey slavery’s ubiquity across time and space.”
  • British 'madam' accused of recruiting teenage 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts...(for Epstein)

    11/05/2016 6:39:42 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 9 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 1-15-16 | Jay Akbar
    The British socialite accused of recruiting Virginia Roberts as a a 'sex slave' for Jeffrey Epstein has denied calling her a liar - and says the defamation lawsuit against her should be dropped. Maxwell and Roberts' lawyers have been arguing over statements made by Maxwell, who is accused of saying Roberts' allegations were 'untrue' and 'obvious lies' Roberts began legal action against Maxwell in September, saying the daughter of disgraced newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell has defamed her by denying her claims of abuse.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3400831/British-madam-accused-recruiting-teenage-sex-slave-Virginia-Roberts-Prince-Andrew-s-friend-Jeffrey-Epstein-denies-calling-liar.html
  • Grassley delivers weekly Republican address, focuses on h uman trafficking

    03/08/2015 4:44:55 AM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, delivered this week’s Republican address on bipartisan legislation to curb domestic human trafficking.  The legislation passed in the committee by a unanimous vote and will be considered by the full Senate next week.Grassley’s address is available in video and audio formats. You can view the video and a full transcript of Grassley’s remarks are below: “I’m U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. “This year, thousands of minors will be sexually trafficked in the United States. “Through threats or deceit human traffickers will force children and teenagers into servitude for cheap...
  • Hugh Fitzgerald: A Saudi Princess In Paris

    11/02/2016 3:22:34 PM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 2, 2016 1:50 PM | Hugh Fitzgerald
    Hugh Fitzgerald: A Saudi Princess In ParisIn France this September, a Saudi princess had her bodyguards seize her Parisian decorator simply because he took, as part of his work, a photograph of her flat. She then had him beaten and bound, threatened with death (“Kill the worthless dog!”), and forced to kiss her feet in a sign of craven submission.
  • The Democrats Are The Party Of Slavery, Segregation, And The KKK

    11/02/2016 5:27:30 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2015 | Jim Treacher
    As we watch the Confederate flag being brought down in South Carolina (and being brought up by Nancy Pelosi, in a characteristically cynical and underhanded ploy), it’s worth taking a look at the racist history of the Democratic Party. They own that stupid flag, which is why they keep trying to pin it on the Republicans. Courtesy of the great Bill Whittle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wz_0utCrm0Ahhh, facts. Lefties hate those things! Yeah, the Great Party Switch of the 1960s is horsecrap. The Democrats have always been the party of racism. Now they’re just better at lying about it. The Civil War was just...
  • Why I Fear America Could Enslave Black People Again

    10/19/2016 9:12:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 18, 2016 | Tavis Smiley
    Donald Trump’s ‘Make America great again’ slogan and this Republican Congress's actions raise unanswered questions Recently I appeared at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., for a talk entitled “Making America As Good As Its Promise.” So you don’t confuse the theme of my talk with the slogan of a particular presidential campaign, let me delineate the difference. When I hear Donald Trump suggest that he wants to “make America great again,” it always triggers the same three questions in my head. One: How is Trump defining “greatness”? I’m not sure he and I share an understanding of what makes a...
  • Maryland city cleared to remove statue linked to slavery [Frederick]

    10/14/2016 5:24:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2016 5:11 PM EDT
    A Maryland city has cleared what could be the last obstacle to its plan to rid the City Hall courtyard of a statue of the man who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery. Frederick’s Historic Preservation Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to allow the removal of the bust of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney, and a nearby bust of Maryland’s first governor, Thomas Johnson, who owned slaves. City officials say both will go to nearby Mount Olivet Cemetery, where Johnson is buried. …
  • Nearly 200 Years Later, Nat Turner’s Skull Finally Returned to Family

    10/12/2016 8:20:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | October 11, 2016 | Tanasia Kenney
    In the wake of Fox Searchlight’s highly anticipated release of The Birth of Nation, the incredible story of Nat Turner’s slave revolt — and the mystery surrounding his remains after death — stays in the minds of viewers long after they’ve seen the film. The new movie, overshadowed by controversy surrounding previous rape allegations against the film’s lead actor, chronicles the life of Rev. Nathaniel Turner, an enslaved Black man who led one of the bloodiest slave insurrections in American history. In 1831, Turner and a small army of his fellow Black brethren fought their way through Virginia’s Southampton County,...
  • Congressional Black Caucus head: Trump's shackles tweet was 'reckless'

    10/12/2016 4:58:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    A tweet posted by Donald Trump on Tuesday, in which the Republican presidential nominee said he had been removed from "shackles," was met with criticism by the head of the Congressional Black Caucus. "The moment an African-American hears the word 'shackles,' it's reminiscent of the era of slavery," Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield said in an interview with The Hill. "We're at a point now where Donald Trump is out of control. We don't know what's next."
  • Box Office: 'Birth of a Nation' Falters With $7M

    10/09/2016 9:50:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 9, 2016 | Pamela McClintock
    Embattled filmmaker Nate Parker's slave-rebellion drama had hoped to cross $10 million in its debut; 'Girl on the Train,' starring Emily Blunt, easily places No. 1. Two years after Gone Girl gripped audiences, Tate Taylor's female-fueled The Girl on the Train opened to a solid $24.7 million from 3,133 theaters at the North American box office, easily winning the race ahead of Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation.
  • The Birth of a Nation: The dishonesty at the center of this much-debated movie has [tr]

    10/07/2016 11:03:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | October 7, 2016 | Dana Stevens
    There is plenty of extracinematic material to chew over in considering Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation—the film’s rapturous response at Sundance, the way it rode over the horizon and onto the awards scene just as the movie industry was grappling with #oscarssowhite, the emergence of the story of Parker’s 2001 trial for rape—but let’s start with the sheer bravado of the movie’s title. Parker’s gambit in nicking the title of the 1915 D.W. Griffith Civil War epic now remembered less for its brilliant cinematic innovation than for its vile racism is plain: to take back not just film...
  • Pointing to Institutions’ Ties to Slavery, Speakers Call for Federal Reparations

    10/05/2016 7:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | October 3, 2016 | Janelle Odionou
    Prof. William Darity, public policy, Duke University, and Kirsten Mullen, a folklorist and art consultant, addressed racial discrimination and its profound effect on economic inequality in the United States at a lecture Thursday. Mullen discussed how some of our country’s most prominent investment banks, insurance companies and institutions — including Wachovia, Lehman Brothers and Ivy League universities — have ties to slavery. Slavery in the United States was “not that long ago” from a generational perspective, according to Mullen. “It ended … 149 years ago,” she explained. “If a new generation comes into existence every 30 years, the youngest generation...
  • Because Money Makes Everything Better

    09/29/2016 5:26:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-29-2016 | MOTUS
    Why not turn the internet over to the UN?  Just because Al Gore invented it doesn’t mean it belongs to us.So why should the U.S. remain the protector of the open Internet? We’ve had it long enough, let’s give others a chance to play. Let’s let other countries, many of which want a closed, censored internet, take charge for awhile and see how that works out.Let’s let Sharia run the internet for awhileAnd since everybody knows the UN is a great body working selfishly towards world peace, better race relations and Green energy, what could possibly go wrong? "In particular, the...
  • Should U.S. pay reparations for slavery? U.N.-appointed experts think so

    09/28/2016 12:13:08 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 71 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/27/2016 | CBS
    A United Nations working group is getting into the fray on U.S. racial discrimination. After 14 years, and 20 days of speaking with U.S. officials, activists, and families of people killed by police in major American cities, it has issued its conclusions: the slave trade was a crime against humanity and the U.S. government should pay reparations. “Contemporary police killings and the trauma it creates are reminiscent of the racial terror lynching in the past,” a French member of the working group of U.N. experts, Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France, said after their meetings in the U.S. The U.N. experts traveled to major...
  • Rhode Island liberals sterilize innocent woman

    09/28/2016 6:55:03 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Regina Immersio
    The following is testimony of Regina Immersio, a former resident of Rhode Island who was forced against her will by her parents to enroll in government programs and was forcibly sterilized with the drug Klonopin, the same drug that Country singer Stevie Nicks took and rendered her sterile as well. Regina suffered misery and hardship while on welfare and discovered to her horror that the medications she had taken had made her worse. She currently lives in Fort Collins Colorado where she volunteers in a women's ministry. My name is Regina Immersio, I'm 34 years old, I live in Fort...
  • UN Panel: U.S. Owes Black People Reparations for Slavery

    09/28/2016 6:41:34 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Sep 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A United Nations-affiliated group in Geneva is calling for the U.S. to give African Americans reparations for the country’s history of slavery, according to a recent report by the group. The group’s statement was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a group that reports to the international organization’s High Commissioner on Human Rights, The Washington Post reported. The group of experts, made up of leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings about the link between the U.S.’s history of slavery and present injustices, such as...
  • U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

    09/28/2016 2:10:04 AM PDT · by kimtom · 88 replies
    www.washingtonpost.com ^ | September 27 | Ishaan Tharoor
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  • U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

    09/27/2016 5:09:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/27/16 | Ishaan Tharoor
    The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization's High Commissioner on Human Rights. The group of experts, which includes leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, pointing to the continuing link between present injustices and the dark chapters of American history.
  • John Kerry’s New Terror Treason

    03/30/2016 11:10:07 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/30/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Stop by your local post office and you might just see a poster of Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono hanging next to the Most Wanted posters of bank robbers and fugitives. The State Department is offering a $5 million reward for information about the Communist terrorist leader. But all the State Department had to do was ask Secretary of State Kerry. Obama did the wave with the Cuban dictator and Kerry met with Timochenko , the leader of FARC, a Marxist terrorist organization that appears on his own department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations a little above Al Qaeda. Timochenko is a...
  • IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES

    09/23/2016 8:30:47 PM PDT · by OneVike · 62 replies
    Setting The Record Straight ^ | 3/16/15 | Ronald Dwyer
    They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children. Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives. We don’t really need to go through all of...
  • Did John Adams agree with Jefferson that Slavery belongs at the feet of the King?

    09/23/2016 5:57:03 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    In the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote the following: he has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it's most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemispere, or to incure miserable death in their transportation hither. this piratical warfare, the opprobium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian king of Great Britain. [determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold,] he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every...
  • WHO IS MICHELLE, REALLY?

    09/19/2016 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/19/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    If you want to know more about Michelle Obama, or anything else in this upside-down world—then, do research on your own. Then, tell your friends and relatives. Tell everybody what you learn. And for the sake of a Free World Who is Michelle Obama and what is she to America? On February 11, 2014, Shawna Thomas, NBC “News,” commanded us to: “BowDown.” Some say Michelle Obama will possibly be the next President of the United States, after Bill Clinton’s wife drops out or is dropped out by her Party (das Partie). We are told a “black,” female President would be...
  • Six inconvenient truths about the U.S. and slavery

    09/13/2016 9:50:13 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2007 | Michael Medved
    Those who want to discredit the United States and to deny our role as history’s most powerful and pre-eminent force for freedom, goodness and human dignity invariably focus on America’s bloody past as a slave-holding nation.
  • Belonging to Government or to God?

    09/12/2016 2:14:14 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | September 12th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Like me, you probably did an eye-roll when you were a middle school kid and read of the charge in our Declaration of Independence that King George III intended to practically enslave his American colonists. Yeah, right. Those Founders sure knew how to exaggerate. At the 2012 democrat party convention, the party of chattel slavery ditched all reference to God from their platform. Getting back to their roots and letting lose their inner Marxists, they went on to inform the nation that not only is government the one thing we all have in common, everyone belongs to it! Notwithstanding the...