Tag Archives: Race

When Hashtag Activism Totally Lost Its Narrative

One of my biggest gripes with the extreme flanks of the political debate is this: neither the far-left nor the far-right appears capable of modulating their respective screeching. This not only self-marginalizes both wings, but all of the indiscriminate shouting … Continue reading
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Yes, Fox News, A Lot of People Hate the President Simply Because He’s Black

President Obama was exactly right. Some people don’t like him because he’s African-American. I didn’t think this was even remotely controversial. But wow. Some of the usual suspects erupted in protest, behaving suspiciously defensive when, in fact, the president wasn’t … Continue reading
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Check Out All the African-Americans at Rand Paul’s African-American Outreach Meeting

Never mind. I don’t see any, do you? Keep going, Republicans, you’re doing great! (ht LGF) Continue reading
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Ted Nugent and Rand Paul Declare: We’re Anti-Racism, Pro-Civil Rights Heroes!

My Friday column: When I think of obnoxiously radical pro-gun trolls who delight in killing rare and spectacular animals for fun while routinely popping off with NRA slogans thinner than the bumpers stickers on which they’re printed, the first name … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism, Rand Paul, The Daily Banter | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Sirota Scoots Farther Out on His White Privilege Limb

Earlier in the week, Salon’s David Sirota pissed off all thinking people by comparing President Obama to George Zimmerman and therefore Trayvon Martin with terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki. It must’ve been really good for traffic because he wrote an all new … Continue reading
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Posted in Drones, Racism | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Finally… Justice.

The other George Zimmerman trial ending with actual justice for the victim of a gun-toting racist: John Henry Spooner, a 76-year-old Milwaukee man, was found guilty Wednesday of fatally shooting his 13-year-old neighbor whom he suspected had broken into his … Continue reading
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Sirota Challenged on Twitter, Compares Self to MLK

This Storify by the always entertaining “dvnix” is a must-read. Elon James White of the TWiB Network went after Sirota for his insane conflation of Obama and Zimmerman. Hilarity and insufferable whitesplaining followed. Here’s but a taste of the excellence: … Continue reading
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Texas GOP Caught Discriminating Against African American Voters

TPM with the evidence: In 2011, Texas Republicans put forth a redistricting plan that a federal court in Washington, D.C., concluded was intentionally designed to dilute the strength of African-American and Hispanic votes. Purposeful — not merely incidental — discrimination. … Continue reading
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David Sirota Unhinged: Obama is George Zimmerman, Trayvon is Al-Awlaki

My Tuesday column begins like so: Throughout the last month or so, we kind of forgot about Salon.com’s David Sirota. We’ve been so preoccupied by his counterpart, Glenn Greenwald, that Sirota had mostly receded into the background, barely detectable by … Continue reading
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The Daily Show Traps Far-Right Radio Host

This rules. Just utterly rules.

Root is a raging paranoiac. Some evidence from 2010.
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The Slow Creep Toward 1861

Nullification is the precursor to secession in so far as it essentially allows a state to divorce itself from federal laws. And, of course, it’s one of several tools employed by racist states rights’ yayhoos. Alabama is eerily close to … Continue reading
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Super Stupid

Holy crap. Another Republican didn’t get the outreach memo. Rep. Don Young (R-AK) used an ethnic slur to describe Mexican farm workers in an interview with a local station KRBD on Thursday. “My father had a ranch; we used to … Continue reading
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A Morning Bigotry Quiz

See if you can name which of the following statements was made about same-sex marriage, and which was made about interracial marriage. “They cannot possibly have any progeny, and such a fact sufficiently justifies those laws which forbid the intermarriage … Continue reading
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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The same CPAC crew that thought black slaves should’ve been grateful for the food and shelter are going to be patrolling the Towson campus. At night. It’s not difficult to imagine racial profiling and “self-defense” assaults in the near future. … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism | Tagged | 7 Comments

Rush Limbaugh Opposed to Liberating Oppressed People

Rush Limbaugh is offended by young people who want to emancipate people. Yes really. Once again: he’s the most popular conservative talk show host on the radio. Tens of millions of listeners. Continue reading
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Republicans Issue Report on Minority Outreach, Quickly Ignore It

My Tuesday column begins like so: I spent some time this morning familiarizing myself with the Republican Party’s “Growth and Opportunity Project” document, or “GOP” for short. Get it? It’s an unintentionally hilarious report that seeks to repair the demographic … Continue reading
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Totally Not Racist

Here’s a CPAC participant who both defended slavery and segregation as “good” for African Americans. A panel at the Conservative Political Action Committee on Republican minority outreach exploded into controversy on Friday afternoon, after an audience member defended slavery as … Continue reading
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Republicans Seek to Eliminate ‘Obamaphone’ Program

My Thursday column and another Republican attack on poor people: When the Republicans determined that ACORN had somehow helped President Obama win the 2008 presidential election, and following a heavily-doctored video prank by James O’Keefe and Andrew Breitbart, the Republicans … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism, The Daily Banter | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Worst Person in the World

Adam Corolla for marketing in what could be one of the most racist conversations I’ve heard in quite some time. Here he is implying that African Americans and Hispanics have some sort of short-circuit in their genes that prevents them … Continue reading
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Supreme Court Set to Resurrect Jim Crow

My Thursday column: In early March of 1857, the Roger B. Taney Supreme Court handed down its infamous ruling on the Scott v. Sandford case, also known as the Dred Scott decision. The Supremes decided 7-2 that African American slaves … Continue reading
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