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  • 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 · 30 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    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...

    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 ^ | 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...
  • Descendants of Slaves Sold by Georgetown U Demand $1 Billion Foundation

    09/09/2016 1:36:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 9, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    A group of descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown University in 1838 was unsatisfied with the unprecedented steps the college took to accommodate them, and demanded partnership in a $1 billion foundation vaguely aimed at producing "reconciliation." In 1838, amid dire financial trouble, Georgetown University sold off 272 slaves for $115,000 (over $3 million in today's dollars). Last week, the university's president, John DeGioia, announced Georgetown would offer special admissions preference for any of the descendants of those slaves, and he promised to build an on-campus memorial to the slaves and renamed a building after one of them. He also...
  • Corrupt Academics and the Media

    09/07/2016 9:19:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | September 7, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Some are puzzled by the dishonesty, lack of character and sheer stupidity of many people in the media. But seeing as most of them are college graduates, they don't bear the full blame. They are taught by dishonest and irresponsible academics. Let's look at it. "A Clash of Police Policies," a column written by Dr. Thomas Sowell, presents some readily available statistics: "Homicide rates among black males went down by 18 percent in the 1940s and by 22 percent in the 1950s. It was in the 1960s, when the ideas of Chief Justice (Earl) Warren and others triumphed, that this...
  • The Vile Shallowness of "Black Lives Matter" Racism

    08/31/2016 7:24:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 08/31/16 | Jim O'Neill
    BLM whiners and all racial bigots, black and white, disgust me. Your arrogant refusal to sense the divine spark in us all contributes to the thickening shadows spreading around the world. Screw you all, and the horses you rode in on “Black Lives Matter.” At first blush, it seems difficult to imagine anyone taking issue with the obvious, self-evident truth articulated by those three simple words. But when we peel away the veneer of deception, we find that Black Lives Matter (BLM) is in fact one of the most destructive, hateful, racist movements in living memory.—John Perazzo “The Profound Racism...
  • Nate Parker’s Alleged Sins Won’t Keep Me From Seeing ‘The Birth of a Nation’

    08/26/2016 7:11:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 26, 2016 | Goldie Taylor
    They did not teach us about Nat Turner at the nearly all-white public schools I attended. Nor at the nearly all-black ones I went to. While our lessons, especially and almost solely during Black History Month, were festooned with images and chronicles of nonviolent freedom fighters, there was little if anything about the slave rebellion led by Turner that unfolded in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831.
  • 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....
  • More #BlackLivesMatter lunacy

    08/23/2016 11:56:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Plenty of Democrats favor giving black Americans reparations because of slavery, which ended a century and a half ago It never ends with these people. Everything everywhere every time is always about race. New York Black Lives Matter agitator Arielle Newton, a racist as all BLM leaders are, whined in an op-ed that “this presidential election is best characterized as a tyrannical pageant of white fear.” Whatever that means.
  • April 2006 Message from Dan (a long war between Islam and the West)

    08/22/2016 7:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies ^ | April 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a...
  • Legalized pot is making America’s lower class poorer and less responsible

    08/21/2016 10:34:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 254 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8-20-16 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    (Snip) The middle and upper classes have been the ones out there pushing for decriminalization and legalization measures, and they have also tried to demolish the cultural taboo against smoking pot. But they themselves have chosen not to partake very much. Which is not surprising. Middle-class men and women who have jobs and families know that this is not a habit they want to take up with any regularity because it will interfere with their ability to do their jobs and take care of their families. But the poor, who already have a hard time holding down jobs and taking...
  • Europeans Abolished Slavery; Africans/Muslims Still Practice It (Black lives don't matter...)

    08/04/2016 10:09:09 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | August 4, 2016 | ilana Mercer
    First he exposed the History Channel’s miniseries “Roots” as root-and-brunch fiction. Now, the courageous epistolary warrior Kunta (Jack) Kerwick has turned his attention to correcting lies about slavery, promulgated in media and scholarly circles. A point forcefully made by Kerwick is that although a vibrant, indigenous slave trade was conducted well into the nineteenth century in the interior of West Africa, slavery has become the White Man’s cross to bear. Also omitted, in the course of the “honest” conversation about race directed by our political masters, is that credit for the demise of the slave trade in Africa belongs...

    08/04/2016 5:18:21 AM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | August 4, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    First he exposed the History Channel’s miniseries “Roots” as root-and-brunch fiction. Now, the courageous epistolary warrior Kunta (Jack) Kerwick has turned his attention to correcting lies about slavery, promulgated in media and scholarly circles. A point forcefully made by Kerwick is that although a vibrant, indigenous slave trade was conducted well into the nineteenth century in the interior of West Africa, slavery has become the White Man’s cross to bear. Also omitted, in the course of the “honest” conversation about race directed by our political masters, is that credit for the demise of the slave trade in Africa belongs to...
  • Islamic State: If Muslims Ran America, ‘Lucrative African Slave Trade Would Have Continued’

    08/02/2016 9:46:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/2/16 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In a bizarre digression from their latest anti-Christian tirade, the Islamic State addressed the question of black slavery, claiming that if Muslims had been in charge of Western states, the slave trade would have continued. If Muslims rather than Christians had been running things in countries like the U.S., the Islamic State argues in the most recent issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, “the lucrative African slave trade would have continued, supporting a strong economy.” As usual, the Islamic State supports its position with theological arguments, suggesting that Allah is pleased with slavery, as long as the slaves are infidels....
  • Islamic State: If Muslims Ran America, ‘Lucrative African Slave Trade Would Have Continued’

    08/02/2016 6:18:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    In a bizarre digression from their latest anti-Christian tirade, the Islamic State addressed the question of black slavery, claiming that if Muslims had been in charge of Western states, the slave trade would have continued. If Muslims rather than Christians had been running things in countries like the U.S., the Islamic State argues in the most recent issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, “the lucrative African slave trade would have continued, supporting a strong economy.”
  • Venezuela’s socialist government adopts forced labor law

    07/29/2016 6:28:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 29, 2016 | John Sexton
    Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has a plan to “guarantee food supply, social justice, and democracy.” As with most of Maduro’s plans, it will accomplish none of those things. Vice News reports: “A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the country’s fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor,” Amnesty International said in a statement released on Thursday. President Nicolás Maduro signed a decree at the end of last week that gives powers to the labor ministry to order “all workers from...
  • Racially Incorrect Facts on Slavery: African Slave Traders - The black roots of African slavery

    07/29/2016 10:57:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Ask yourself this: In all of the gazillions of lectures and tirades (there have, as to date, been no genuine conversations) on slavery, have you ever heard of the names of John Currantee and Ephraim Robin John? Such names—and there are many, many more—belong to a racially incorrect history of slavery, an historical account that threatens to rip asunder the ideological foundations of the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC), or Big Racism. For centuries and centuries, courtesy of both Arabs and its indigenous peoples, slavery was endemic throughout the continent of Africa. Contrary to what contemporary mythical portraits like Roots would have us...
  • Greenfield: Free Michelle Obama's Slaves

    07/28/2016 6:21:37 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    FrontPage ^ | July 28, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Free Michelle Obama’s Slaves Michelle’s lifestyle is built by slaves. July 28, 2016 Daniel Greenfield 20 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. At the DNC, Michelle Obama put on her victimhood hat one more time and declared, “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.” It’s not a new line, but an ongoing mantra. Back in 2009, Michelle whined that, “Many slaves who couldn’t enter the building worked to create the building.” But that’s too past tense. Michelle’s house continues to be...
  • Racially Incorrect Facts Regarding Race and Slavery

    07/22/2016 10:52:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    As was recently shown, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, with its central claim that police around the country are hunting and killing innocent black men, is a lie. Yet the BLM myth is enmeshed within a larger narrative, a narrative of eternal White Racism. And couched within this tale are distortions and outright crucially false ideas of slavery. In the interest of that “honest discussion” of race that the Eric Holders and Barack Obamas of the world claim to want, I submit considerations without which no such discussion can be had.One glaringly inconvenient truth that, odds are, few folks...
  • Pregnant girl, 14, allegedly burned to death by her in-laws

    07/18/2016 10:36:36 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 17, 2016 | Kaeim Sharifi, AP
    KABUL - An Afghan father was on a quest for justice Monday after saying that his pregnant 14-year-old daughter was burned to death by her in-laws, the latest reported case of violence against women in the country. Afghanistan faces serious human rights issues, including physical and sexual violence against women and so-called honour killings that often involve immolation. The 45-year-old father, Mohammad Azam, said that he came to the capital, Kabul, to seek justice for his daughter Zarah. He told The Associated Press that she was tortured and set on fire by her husband's family last week. She died in...
  • If you oppose slavery, then you oppose radical Islam

    07/16/2016 5:15:57 PM PDT · by HarborSentry · 22 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | July 16, 2016 | Rand Koch
    (Referencing poster in blog website, but you've seen it on Drudge today) This is the poster for the upcoming movie A Birth of a Nation. The movie is probably controversial. But I'm not talking about the movie today. I am talking about slavery. Most people like to think that they would have opposed slavery if they had been around in the 1800s. And most of those people are fooling themselves. I doubt that more than a handful of those movie­makers would have fought against it. Very simply, if you oppose slavery, then you oppose radical Islam. If you do not...
  • Yale Employee Smashes Historic Stained Glass Window Because ‘It’s 2016’

    07/14/2016 11:28:17 AM PDT · by massmike · 119 replies ^ | 07/14/2016 | Blake Neff
    A Yale University employee is out of a job, and the school is out a window, after he used a broomstick to smash a stained-glass window he complained was racist. Until recently, Thomas Menafee worked as a dishwasher for Yale. But he says he grew enraged that, while working at Yale’s Calhoun College, he had to see a stained glass window which shows black laborers harvesting cotton. The window, he said, was an offensive portrayal of slavery, and so on June 13 he impulsively decided to eliminate it by force. “I took a broomstick, and it was kind of high,...
  • Yale Cafeteria Worker Resigns After Breaking “Racist,” One-of-a-Kind Stained Glass

    07/12/2016 1:11:35 PM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Heat Street ^ | July 11, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    A Yale cafeteria worker has resigned after smashing a historic stained glass window in Yale’s notorious Calhoun College residence hall, which is named after the 19th century white supremacist John C. Calhoun. The stained glass depicted two slaves picking cotton. The worker, Corey Menafee, is black. He told the New Haven Independent that the dining hall window was “racist” and “very degrading” and that last month, while working an event for the college, he decided to use a broomstick to smash the window.
  • “You don’t sell the Motherland,” Pope says in a letter to Argentina

    07/08/2016 7:22:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Vatican Insider News ^ | July 8, 2016 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Francis has sent a message to the Argentinians for the 200th anniversary of their country’s independence. We pray that the country will be defended against all forms of colonisation, he said
  • EU countries employ slave laborers from North Korea, rights group reveals

    07/06/2016 1:42:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Jul. 6, 2016 1:56 (updated: 2:08) | ( with agencies)
    North Korea has sent hundreds of workers to labor as “state-sponsored slaves” in member states as Pyongyang seeks to circumvent international sanctions aimed at starving it of money over its nuclear weapons program, rights campaigners said on Wednesday (5 July). North Korean laborers commonly work 10-12 hour shifts, six days a week, but up to 90% of their pay is sent back to the hermit state, according to the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea (EAHRNK). Most are working in Polish shipyards, construction sites and farms. North Koreans are also employed in leisure and clothing firms in Malta,...
  • Democratic Debacle (1964 convention, repercussions today)

    07/27/2004 9:59:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies · 1,244+ views
    America Heritage ^ | July 2004 (cover date) | Joshua Zeitz
    On Saturday they would appear before the convention’s Credentials Committee and ask to be seated as the official Mississippi state delegation... Shortly after he signed the Civil Rights Act, Lyndon Johnson told his aide Joseph Califano, "I think we’ve delivered the South to the Republican party for your lifetime and mine." Maybe so, but he was determined to hold onto the region long enough to ensure his own re-election; the opinion polls might show him leading the Republican candidate, Barry Goldwater, by an enormous margin, but he was desperate not to stoke the fires of sectional conflict. Only one...
  • Swedish politician: Migrant rape isn’t as bad

    07/04/2016 10:13:53 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 133 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/7/16 | Gil Ronen
    Swedish Left Party politician Barbro Sörman has suggested that it’s “worse” when Swedish men rape women, than when immigrants do so. “The Swedish men who rape do it despite the growing gender equality. They make an active choice. It’s worse imo [in my opinion],” Sörman tweeted. Sörman, a self-described socialist and a feminist, made the observation in response to what she claimed was excessive media focus on the fact that most of the rapes in Sweden are committed by immigrants. She explained that Swedish men are brought up in a society that believes in gender equality and therefore should be...
  • Were Hebrews Ever Slaves in Ancient Egypt? Yes

    07/03/2016 10:06:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Haaretz ^ | April 14, 2016 | Philippe Bohstrom
    Conclusively, Semitic slaves there were. However, critics argue there's no archaeological evidence of a Semitic tribe worshiping Yahweh in Egypt. Because of the muddy conditions of the East Delta, almost no papyri have survived -- but those that did, may provide further clues in the search for the lost Israelites. The papyrus Anastasi VI from around 3200 years ago describes how the Egyptian authorities allowed a group of Semitic nomads from Edom who worshiped Yahweh to pass the border-fortress in the region of Tjeku (Wadi Tumilat) and proceed with their livestock to the lakes of Pithom. Shortly afterwards, the Israelites...
  • 'Pyramids were built by leadership skills, not slavery'

    05/28/2011 12:36:29 PM PDT · by decimon · 67 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | May 23, 2011 | Staff Reporter
    It was the leadership skills of the rulers and not the bondage of slavery that motivated the labourers to toil hard in building the ancient Egyptian pyramids, claims a top leadership guru. Indonesia-based Arthur Carmazzi will soon come out with a book arguing how the leadership skills of the rulers of Egypt were responsible for building the giant structures regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. "Various researches have already shown that the labourers were not slaves. It was more about getting work done through leadership skills, rather than by slavery and exploitation. Even today we look...
  • Who's Watching the Watchers?

    06/22/2016 11:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | June 22, 2016 | Bob Barr
    To the typical liberal, nothing engenders greater panic and crippling fear than the sight of a firearm; especially the Mainstream Media’s self-defined posterchild for gun violence, the AR-15. The Left’s irrational reaction to the popular sporting rifle, enjoyed (safely and legally) by millions of recreational and competition shooters across America, is so potent the New York Daily News’ resident pansy, Gersh Kuntzman, claims to have suffered “temporary PTSD” from merely firing the rifle at a gun range. Yet, in spite of its obvious and repetitive ignorance on firearm information, the Left considers itself capable of engaging in an adult discussion...
  • Get it straight: Democrats enslaved the Black America Republicans fought and died to free Part III

    06/20/2016 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/20 /16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a continuation of the list of steps benevolent Republicans took to help the slaves held by Southern Democrats. On January 8, 1867 the Republican Congress had to override Democrat Andrew Johnson’s veto of a bill to give District of Columbia African-Americans the right to vote. The following July it had to override another Johnson veto of another Civil Rights bill designed to help African Americans. When the Republicans began an impeachment trial of Democrat President Johnson in March of 1868, his answer was, “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am...
  • Exclusive: Armitage to back Clinton over Trump

    06/16/2016 10:41:18 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | Michael Crowley
    Richard Armitage, the deputy secretary of state under George W. Bush, says he will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, in one of the most dramatic signs yet that Republican national security elites are rejecting their party’s presumptive nominee. Armitage, a retired Navy officer who also served as an assistant secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan, is thought by Clinton aides to be the highest ranking former GOP national security official to openly support Clinton over Trump.
  • N. Korea summons workers from Kuwait after mass strike: report

    06/11/2016 7:09:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2016-06-08
    N. Korea summons workers from Kuwait after mass strike: report North Korea has summoned dozens of workers from Kuwait for staging a mass strike in protest of their working conditions, a U.S.-based media outlet said Wednesday. According to Radio Free Asia, dozens of North Korean construction workers in Kuwait went on strike in December after their North Korean employer offered to pay them with checks cashable in the North instead of wages. "As people began to disobey orders and desert their workplaces, North Korean authorities belatedly took steps to tackle the issue," RFA said. "On May 17, they quickly summoned...
  • African Woman Destroys Black/Liberal Praise Of Muhammad Ali With 1 Question

    06/10/2016 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 6/10/16 | Dom the Conservative
    After the recent death of famous champion heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali, liberals, blacks, and even conservatives have flooded social media with praise for the sports legend. However, one African woman is wondering if blacks who are mourning his loss have lost their minds — and it’s all because of one thing most are too star-struck to realize. Mona Walter is an ex-Muslim Somali activist who is determined to expose what her former religion has done for 1,400 years and is planning to do to Western countries. After immigrating to Sweden when she was 19, she was given the opportunity to...