Beating up on Trayvon Martin’s mom:
Beating up on Trayvon Martin’s mom:
It’s to our credit that racism is under attack among decent and honorable people these days…except in the National Football League, where it’s been institutionalized and traditionalzed for years.
The (finally) emerging debate over the Washington Redskins nickname is long overdue and a conversation we shouldn’t have to have. We should have long ago demanded [...]
Rand Paul is absolutely correct on the connection between drug related sentences, black imprisonment, and the denial of voting rights. This is “must see” TV.
After the break, there’s an explanation of the history of selected prosecution and voting rights from the KKK and Redeemers, but check out Rand Paul.
The NAACP and the Ku Klan Klan hold meetings:
A meeting between the Wyoming chapter of the NAACP and an organizer for the Ku Klux Klan over the weekend is believed to be the first of its kind.
The meeting between Jimmy Simmons, president of the Casper NAACP, and John [...]
Certainly it is a different-looking society compared with 1963. A black man is president, for one thing, and young people in minority groups have an array of opportunities that their parents were limited to dreaming about…. “When you look at the places that were typically occupied by people who were not racial minorities, whether it’s [...]
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963
“But one hundred [ed.note: and fifty] years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years [...]
As we have said, Riley Cooper will be seeking counseling and we have excused him from all team activities. This is all new territory and we are going to evaluate this timetable every step of the way. He will meet with professionals provided by the Eagles during this period of time to better help him [...]
Wow. Such a busy news day. So many things I could write about: a royal baby, earthquakes in China, the name “Cheney” back in the news…but I want to focus on the powerful words of our President from Friday:
“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” Obama said, during extensive [...]
(More at What Would Jack Do?)
As the anger builds over the verdict in the George Zimmerman case, one thing leaps off the page to this actor and public speaker: the prosecution.
Before I get to my thoughts on that, let me just say that it’s fortunate, I think, that the protests and demonstrations have been overwhelmingly peaceful, with scattered violence. [...]
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is standing with franchise owner Daniel Snyder and defending the controversial name of the Washington Redskins. After receiving a letter from 10 members of Congress on May 13 urging him to remove the “racial, derogatory slur” from the name of one of his league’s marquee franchises, Goodell responded in a [...]
The “race-ban” in France may force immigrants to face increased marginalisation and societal exclusion.
Al Jazeera, By Khaled A Beydoun, June 2
On May 17, a proposal was passed in the National Assembly that effectively removes the words “race” and “racial” from the French Penal Code, nearly nine years after the same body passed the [...]
Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.
- Lord Byron
Sometimes, when it comes to Right-wing lunacy, I find it difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff and come up with the perfect, most ignorantly lunatic RWNJ out there. All too [...]
In a different time and place, I’d file this under “Too Stupid For Words”. Then I’d forgot about the drooling, knuckle-dragging numbskull behind this mind-numbingly ignorant screed, published as it was in World Nut Daily World Net Daily. WND is where the paranoid and heavily medicated get their conspiracy theories “news.”
Klayman, founder of Judicial [...]
In Floriduh, a state where fully one-quarter of death row inmates have been exonerated since the 1970s, you’d think lawmakers would want to exercise an abundance of caution. No sense in executing innocent people…RIGHT?? (Unless, of course, Republicans want to demonstrate their law and order bona fides.)
Au contraire, mon ami, for this is Floriduh, [...]
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