You know, the one that allegedly led to the shooting of two Ferguson cops. First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law. And so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make. There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are … Continue reading Here’s the speech the far right calls incendiary
Donald Sterling is a bigot who got what he deserved. But the over-reaction to his comments reveals how fucking soft, and emotionally trigger-happy, we’ve become. For instance, an ESPN reporter said that, in first game played after Sterling’s racist musings went public, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan was in a “catatonic state.” He scored zero points … Continue reading Donald Sterling exposed more than his own ignorance
My response to any white guy who wonders why this particular slur is off-limits: Are you that ignorant of history? Why do you feel the need to say it? I apologize in advance for offending Judd Apatow.
No one stirred the pot more than Drudge, desperate for a race war, it seems (via Weigel):
When I was a kid, white supremacist J.B. Stoner ran for state office in Georgia. His ads, which TV stations were forced to air due to the Fairness Doctrine, included the N-word. It was jarring to hear, even for a kid who had not yet been exposed to politics of race. I also watched shows … Continue reading Why cracker is not the ‘C-word’
LeBron James is the best player on the best team in basketball. Of course people are going to dislike him. I dislike Bryce Harper because he’s the best player on my favorite team’s biggest rival. (And because he appears to be something of a douche.) But some are ascribing insidious motives to those who don’t … Continue reading It is required that you love LeBron James
Narcissism doesn’t distinguish by race. In Defense Of Kanye’s Vanity: The Politics Of Black Self-Love
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. … Continue reading 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, … Continue reading ‘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 … Continue reading 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.
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)
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. … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading In defense of a double standard