Trayvon Martin was tested for drugs and alcohol, post-mortem. The man who shot him, Robert Zimmerman, was not. [P]olice seemed to accept Zimmerman’s account at face value that night and that he was not tested for drugs or alcohol on the night of the shooting, even though it is standard procedure in most homicide investigations. […]Read more "Why test the victim for drugs but not his shooter?"
That question begets another: How do police fail to file charges when an unarmed teen is shot for apparently no other reason than his appearance? SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Calls made to police show that a black teenager was terrified as he tried to get away from the white neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him, […]Read more "‘How can you claim self-defense and you are the aggressor?’"
Fresh Loaf’s Gwynedd Stuart expresses some sympathy for Luis Rivera, the obviously contrite Gwinnett County math teacher forced to resign for crafting some rather ignorant word problems. Rivera’s 20-question homework assignment used slave beatings and picking cotton to link lessons about ex-slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass to math computation. One of the problems read: “If […]Read more "This post may require counseling"
From Michaelmoore.com, via Andrew Sullivan: Penn State Riots About White Men Not Liking to Be Held Accountable By Mike Elk Can’t have a scandal without some guilt-ridden white guy inserting race into it.Read more "Stupidest reax to Penn State scandal"
So now Rick Perry is to blame for the “unconscionable, racially stereotypical attack” launched against Herman Cain? Rush Limbaugh’s words, not mine. Apparently the Texas governor can’t handle an “independent, self-reliant conservative black.” Related articles Naturally Rick Perry Is Now Accusing The Romney Campaign Of Leaking The Cain Harassment Story (businessinsider.com)Read more "Is Rick Perry a racist?"
Rush Limbaugh has become the Bizarro Farrakhan, seeing racism at every turn. The only victims, of course, are whites and Herman Cain. “Politico and the mainstream media has launched an unconscionable, racially stereotypical attack on an independent, self-reliant conservative black because for him that behavior is not allowed,” Limbaugh said today on his radio show. […]Read more "Professional race baiter decries ‘unconscionable racially charged attack’"
Herman Cain, asked Sunday about Rick Perry’s lease of a piece of land that features a rock marking it as “N*****head,” said “I think that it shows a lack of sensitivity for a long time of not taking that word off of that rock and renaming the place.” On Monday, Cain changed his tune. “I […]Read more "Herman Cain and the ‘conservative anti-anti-racism’"
In the ‘Hot Topics’ segment on “The View” this morning, the ladies discussed a Washington Post story about a rock with the word “Niggerhead” written on it at the gated entrance of a hunting camp leased and frequented by Rick Perry and his father. Host Barbara Walters used the n-word while explaining the story, causing […]Read more "In defense of a double standard"
I endure Helmet Head “interview” so-called therapist and megalomaniac Dr. Laura so you don’t have to. That, and the cheap hathos. Of course she played the victim. Somehow her enemies forced her to say the N-word 11 times in order to limit her free speech. I suppose businesses should be required by the federal government […]Read more "The epidemic of conservative victimhood"
O’Brien asked James if race played a role in the backlash. “I think so, at times,” James said. “There’s always a race factor.” Racism will always be with us, and so will self-absorbed professional athletes. I fail to see what one has to do with the other in this case. I suspect many of James’ […]Read more "Only a racist who hates kids would call LeBron James arrogant"
(link) That sentence alone should indicate we’ve made substantial progress on race, though, as fearful whites scurry to play to victim, we’ve got a long way to go. But not as far as either side wants us to believe. Matt Tabbi, surprisingly, cuts through the bullshit: Your average person doesn’t spending hours a day pondering […]Read more "A white liberal scolds a black president for being too white"
The Shirley Sherrod story is about over. The president has apologized, Sherrod was offered a new job with the FDA and Andrew Breitbart has been exposed as a weasel. But I’m troubled by this contention that all racism is the same. It’s not. Racism, without power, is irrelevant. It doesn’t matter what the New Black […]Read more "As the Sherrod story winds down, conversations about race should continue"
Shirley Sherrod’s story is one about redemption, about how she overcame her own prejudices and helped a white south Georgia couple keep their family farm. A lot of people don’t want you to know that. They are determined to hide their own racism by insisting that those they are bigoted against are the real racists. Partisan agendas are more […]Read more "Some shameful shit"
ED. NOTE: It’s incorrect to say Breitbart edited the tape, but he published it without doing any due diligence. Regardless, he’s shown himself to be a true weasel by refusing to accept any responsibility for the initial consequences. His brand of lazy advocacy “journalism” is exposed yet again. Will Hannity, Limbaugh and the rest recant? […]Read more "The selective publishing of Andrew Breitbart"
Tea partiers will probably nominate him for the presidency: “But the president has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race – on the side that favors the black person.” — Rep. Steve King, (R-Iowa) Speaking of tea party favorites, this GOP candidate from Alabama’s 2nd District […]Read more "The male Michele Bachmann"