A Message About RacePosted: December 11, 2016 Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: Gender, media, race, White people 1 Comment
[VIDEO] CNN host Brooke Baldwin Loses it when Trump-Bashing Guest Drops the N-Bomb on the ShowPosted: November 22, 2016 Filed under: Breaking News, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: African American, Bigotry, Brooke Baldwin, CNN, media, N-Bomb, N-word, Network News, propaganda, race, Race Baiting, Trump-Bashing, video Leave a comment
OUT: #SafetyPin IN: #DrainTheSwapPosted: November 16, 2016 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Entertainment, Humor, Politics, White House | Tags: #SafetyPinSolidarity #SafteyPin #DrainTheSwamp, Activism, Capitalism, Donald Trump, Electoral College, fashion, Fashionista, Gender, Glamour, Greivance, Hashtag activism, Hillary Clinton, Popular Vote, Presidential Election 2016, Protest, race, Safe Spaces, Twitter, Virtue Signaling, Washington DC Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Every High School Principal Should Say ThisPosted: August 29, 2016 Filed under: Education, Mediasphere, Think Tank | Tags: America, Bernie Sanders, Character, Cultural Marxism, Democratic Party (United States), Dennis Prager, Diversity, High school, Identity Politics, Individual, Left-wing politics, Liberty, pluralism, race, School Principal, Teacher, United States Leave a comment
If every high school principal said this, it would change students’ lives and would change America. So what exactly should every high school principal say? Dennis Prager explains.
Black Activist Charged for Making Fake Racist Death Threats Against Student ProtestersPosted: December 2, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Education, U.S. News | Tags: Activism, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Anthony Perkins, Austin, Bomb Scare, Bomb threat, Facebook, Fake Racist Incident, hoax, Kayla-Simone McKelvey, Kean University, race, Racism, Texas, Twitter 1 Comment
‘Yet another example of such activists faking racist incidents.’
Richard Lewis reports: On Nov 17 Kean University students engaged in a rally to raise awareness for racial issues. The rally was entirely peaceful and was without incident until the group was informed of some threatening messages aimed at them via Twitter.
These messages included threats to shoot black students and a bomb scare. With an air of panic rising, things had the potential to turn hostile, and the police were notified. The twist? Their resulting investigation found that it was one of the activists who reportedly issued the threats.
24-year old Kayla-Simone McKelvey allegedly left the protest to use a work station in the campus library to create the Twitter account that issued the threats. Following that she returned to the group and notified the group about them. McKelvey will now face one charge of creating a public alarm with the case scheduled to start in two weeks.
[Read the full story here, at Breitbart]
[Also see Tweets Threatening to Kill All Black Students at University Posted by Black Activist]
In light of the revelation, Kean University issued the following public statement:
As a diverse academic community, we wholeheartedly respect and support activism, however, no cause or issue gives anyone the right to threaten the safety of others. We hope this information will begin to bring a sense of relief and security to the campus community.
This is yet another example of such activists faking racist incidents in a bid to generate sympathy and further their agenda. Read the rest of this entry »
Entertainment News: Celebrity President Talks Smack About Race In Garage with ComedianPosted: June 22, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, White House | Tags: ABC7, Barack Obama, Breakfast Cereal, celebrity, Climate change, comedy, Garage, L.A., Lecture, Los Angeles, Marc Maron, media, N-word, news, POTUS, President of the United States, race, Robert Holguin, Twitter Leave a comment
The famous garage in LA where @POTUS talked to @marcmaron about race and politics. I get Maron’s reaction on @ABC7. pic.twitter.com/41CPOV1N4V
— Robert Holguin (@ABC7Robert) June 22, 2015
Salon: Having it Both WaysPosted: June 20, 2015 Filed under: Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: Bias, Charleston, Christianity, Church Massacre, Demagogue, Hypocrisy, Jihadism, Left Wing Racism, media, news, race, Salon, Salon.com, Tsamaevs, Twitter Leave a comment
Rowdy Press Conference In ProgressPosted: April 8, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption | Tags: African American, Charleston, Cop Shooting, murder, Police Chief, race Leave a comment
Progressive DemocratsPosted: March 19, 2015 Filed under: History, Politics | Tags: African Americans, Center for Progressive Leadership, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Democratic Party, LBJ, Lyndon Johnson, race, Racists, Woodrow Wilson 1 Comment
Starbucks Wants To Talk To You About RacePosted: March 17, 2015 Filed under: Food & Drink, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: #RaceTogether, Barack Obama, Barista, Howard Schultz, Los Angeles, race, Rudy Giuliani, Seattle, St. Louis, Starbucks, The New York Times, USA TODAY 2 Comments
Blake Neff writes: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has launched a new initiative that will encourage the company’s baristas to talk to patrons about America’s racial issues.
“If a customer asks you what this is, try to engage in a discussion that we have problems in this country in regards to race. And we believe that we are better than this, and we believe our country is better than this.”
To trigger the conversations, in the next week baristas will be encouraged to write the phrase “Race Together” on customers cups, which is intended to “facilitate a conversation between you and our customers,” according to Schultz.
“If a customer asks you what this is, try to engage in a discussion that we have problems in this country in regards to race. And we believe that we are better than this, and we believe our country is better than this,” Schultz said in a video shown to Starbucks employees, according to USA Today.
The campaign is being bolstered by an 8-page supplement that will be published Friday by the coffeemaker in USA Today. The supplement will include “conversation starters,” such as the statement “In the past year, I have been to the home of someone of a different race ___ times.”
The campaign is said to be inspired by the controversy emanating from the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner last year, both of them black men killed by white police officers. What the initiative hopes to accomplish in the long run is unclear, though the company will be offering more information during its annual meeting on Wednesday.
The new effort is only the latest of the company’s actions that appear designed to bolster the company’s reputation as a socially conscious corporation. Last year, the company created a new program that allows employees to take free online college classes at Arizona State University.
The coffee is $4.25, the lecture is free. #Starbucks
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) March 17, 2015
Not sure what @Starbucks was thinking. I don’t have time to explain 400 years of oppression to you & still make my train. #RaceTogether
— April (@ReignOfApril) March 17, 2015
And the Other 22% Say They Play the Card for Purely Recreational ReasonsPosted: November 3, 2014 Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics, The Butcher's Notebook, White House | Tags: Al Sharpton, Democrats, Gender, Identity Politics, Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Polling, race, Racial Politics, Rasmusson Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Lowry: Equality Under the Law Fights Racism in AmericaPosted: April 27, 2014 Filed under: Law & Justice, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: Basketball, Dick Gregory, Meet the Press, NBA, NRO, race, Rich Lowry, Supreme Court 1 Comment
Reality Check: Is Israel an Apartheid State?Posted: March 27, 2014 Filed under: Education, Global, History, Politics | Tags: Apartheid, Arabia, Bejamin Porgund, college, Democracy, Education, Israel, Leftist Propaganda, Marxism, Palestine, Progressive Secularism, race, religion, South Africa, University 1 Comment
This Day in Congressional History, February 25th 1870: Hiram Rhodes Revels InauguratedPosted: February 25, 2014 Filed under: History, Law & Justice, Mediasphere | Tags: African American, Black History, Congress, Hiram Rhodes Revels, Methodist, Mississippi, race, Republican, Senate, United States Senate 3 Comments
February 25th 1870: Hiram Rhodes Revels, first African-American to sit in Congress, inaugurated
On this day in 1870 Hiram Rhodes Revels, the first African-American to sit in Congress, was inaugurated into the Senate. Before he was elected to the Senate, Revels was a Methodist minister and led black Union regiments during the Civil War. Revels gained his post after the Mississippi state legislature voted for Revels to fill one of the state’s Senate seats which had been vacant since Mississippi seceded. His appointment was initially resisted by the United States Senate, and his legitimacy was debated for several days. On February 25th, the Senate voted to allow Revels to take up his seat, with only Republicans voting for him and Democrats against. His inauguration that day received a standing ovation as the Senate witnessed the first African-American member of Congress joining their ranks. Revels served one term in the Senate, consistently pushing for racial equality, until he resigned in 1871 to become a college president.
The Left Doesn’t Believe in Dr. King’s Colorblind DreamPosted: January 22, 2014 Filed under: History, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: Daily Caller, discrimination, Gratz v. Bollinger, Martin Luther King, martin luther king day, race, Thomas Jefferson, United States 4 Comments
Jennifer Gratz writes: Martin Luther King is an American icon whose legacy has become part of the American ethos – the guiding beliefs that characterize our national identity.
Just as Thomas Jefferson is best known for authoring the Declaration of Independence, King’s contribution to this ethos is inseparable from his “I Have A Dream” speech, which articulated a future to which America continues to aspire. King’s portrait of a nation where individuals are judged on their actions and character without regard to their race remains the ideal for the vast majority of Americans.
Celebrating Martin Luther King Day, we honor his condemnation of racism, we commemorate his stand against government-sponsored discrimination, and we look forward to a day when colorblind society is a reality.
Experts slam DOJ letter telling schools to implement race-based punishmentsPosted: January 11, 2014 Filed under: Education, Law & Justice | Tags: Cato Institute, Education, Education reform, Justice Department, Punishment, race, Student, United States Department of Justice 2 Comments
The Daily Caller‘s Robby Soave reports: Education experts decried a new memo from the Departments of Justice and Education that instructs public schools throughout the country to cease punishing disruptive students if they fall into certain racial categories, such as black or Hispanic.
“It’s ridiculous to assign quotas for discipline based on race…If we did that, for one thing, we’d have to believe that Asian students are severely under-disciplined.”
The letter, released on Wednesday, states that it is a violation of federal law for schools to punish certain races more than others, even if those punishments stem from completely neutral rules. For example, equal numbers of black students and white students should be punished for tardiness, even if black students are more often tardy than white students.
Quiz: Guess how many times Al Sharpton said ‘race’ ‘racism’ or ‘racist’ on his show in 2013 ?Posted: January 7, 2014 Filed under: Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Daily Caller, Eric Holder, Media Research Center, MSNBC, PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, race, Racism, Sharpton 2 Comments
Daily Caller political reporter Caroline May writes: MSNBC host Reverend Al Sharpton invoked race over 200 times last year, according to a new tally by the conservative Media Research Center.
According to the analysis by Katie Yoder the liberal host said “race,” “racism,” or “racist” 215 times in 2013 during his MSNBC show PoliticsNation.
“From opposition to the Obama agenda to guns and even into fashion and food, Sharpton’s finely tuned nose for racism rarely took a day off last year,” Yoder wrote.
Racism! Squirrel!Posted: January 4, 2014 Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: Kevin D. Williamson, National Review Online, Progressives, race, Racism, The Good Men Project Leave a comment
Kevin D. Williamson writes: A viral video making the rounds in December bore the very descriptive title “Ten Germans Try to Say the Word ‘Squirrel’” — and nobody seemed to think that it was racist or xenophobic, even though our Teutonic friends were being held up as figures of fun for something that is deeply embedded in their culture. Indeed, the Germans seemed to be as much amused as anybody else. The phenomenon is nothing new to students of linguistics: Not every phoneme exists in every language, and it is extraordinarily difficult for adults to process phonemes that are not part of their linguistic patrimony. Anglophone adults learning Sanskrit have a desperately hard time with the difference between aspirated and non-aspirated “d” sounds, just as somebody who had been raised hearing nothing but Japanese would find it difficult or impossible to distinguish between “r” and “l” sounds in English. Native speakers of non-tonal languages have a rough time with Chinese. Welsh, Romanian, and Dutch all contain sounds that are famous for being unpronounceable by the Anglophone. A “burro” is an ass, and a “burrow” is a hole in the ground, but your typical English-speaking person can’t tell one from the other.
This sort of thing is terribly distressing to c, fiction editor at The Good Men Project, an online magazine, who published a hilariously self-parodic essay titled “Racism in the Classroom: When Even Our Names Are Not Our Own.” He began with this tale of pearl-clutching terror, his soul pierced by the unsettling childhood recollections of a classmate:
He described how, when he was a boy, he couldn’t figure out what a certain newscaster’s name was. The student complained that because the newscaster pronounced his name with a “Mexican” accent, he couldn’t understand it.
There are many possible explanations for this episode. But, racism?
Setting aside the sneer quotes around “Mexican” — as though there were no such thing as a Mexican accent — it is very likely that the boy complained that he could not understand the pronunciation of the broadcaster’s name not because he was a budding ethnolinguistic chauvinist but because he could not understand the pronunciation of the broadcaster’s name, any more than the typical English-speaking man walking the streets of Bakersfield can tell the शूर from the सुर. The story calls to mind a pained book chapter in which linguistic anthropologist Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer considers the famous Saturday Night Live skit in which a bunch of painfully correct Anglos in conversation with Jimmy Smits’s “Antonio Mendoza” use ever more lamely Hispanic-ish pronunciations of common English words and phrases — “Loh-HANG-ee-less” for Los Angeles, “kah-MAHRRR-oh” for the Chevy sports car, etc. Professor Ottenheimer writes that the skit expresses “the extreme ambivalence and complexity of ideologies about Spanish in the United States,” and she worries that under some interpretations Mr. Smits might be seen as “playing into the hands of anti-Spanish sentiment.” This discussion takes place under the heading “Mock Spanish: A Site for the Indexical Reproduction of Racism in American English.” Calvin and Hobbes takes a beating, too, when the racially insensitive stuffed tiger imagines himself as a fearsome potentate called “El Tigre Numero Uno.”
We have set the bar for racism pretty low.
Student admits to posting anti-Islam fliers and Nazi flags around liberal collegePosted: August 26, 2013 Filed under: Mediasphere | Tags: Academia, anti-islam, campus security, hate speech, hoax, liberal college, Marxism, Oberlin, Ohio, race, Scott Wargo Leave a comment
OBERLIN, Ohio — An Oberlin College student acknowledged posting anti-Islam fliers and racist cards around the campus of the historically liberal Ohio university earlier this year, saying he meant them as a “joke” to provoke a reaction, according to statements he made after being detained by campus security.
The student also took credit for the display of a large Nazi flag, which he also said he meant as a joke, and posting the face of Oberlin’s president onto a picture of Adolf Hitler, according to the statements contained in an Oberlin city police report.
The student, detained after allegedly being seen posting anti-Islam fliers in the college’s Science Center Feb. 27, denied involvement in other, earlier racist postings and said he was trying to show people had overreacted to them.
The student, whose name was blacked out, said the people who put up earlier fliers were just looking for attention.
“I put out these fliers to get a similar over-reaction to prove this point,” the student said, according to the report. Read the rest of this entry »