“1. Ebonics…This happened over 10 years ago. But white people carry on about ebonics like it’s the one communist takeover attempt that actually damn near worked…It never stood a chance in hell. You’ve beaten a dead horse back to life.”
“a newly leaked White House immigration reform draft could be as devastating as the Chinese Exclusion Act… it calls taking away the right of legal immigrants to sponsor their relatives to join them and breaking up families as a result”
Speak out! “It’s time to go. We’re tired of being played as media consumers and feeding into this formulaic crap. We influence whether you get your paycheck. That’s why you’re sniveling.”
Hat tip to Kim Pearson. “it is insulting that, as usual, African Americans have had to carry this load. Any person with half a brain would think that female-focused groups would join in the chorus of people weighing in on this controversy. But no!”
Thx Terence! “He lived in a state that, then as now, had a minuscule African-American population. He seems to have been surrounded by people who knew just enough about black America to be stupidly insensitive, and his family couldn’t help him.”
Hat tip to Oh Word. “the praise it receives goes back to racist notions of black musicians…as having a natural or untapped something which makes them great. Winehouse’s troubled persona and “honesty” make her music seem immediate, even primitive.”
Hat tip to Oh Word. “If you’ve been keeping tabs on the status of the black community in America, there’s exciting news coming from the world of CARTOONS…Uncle Ben, the resident house boy of Mars Incorporated, was recently promoted to CHAIRMAN”
“this season I am enjoying watching the evolving friendship and alliance between Yau-Man Chan and Earl Cole…’Who would have guessed that a strong black man would befriend me and become my closest ally!’”
Great, great post. “For most white people, racism is what happens to people who are not them or their family or anyone truly close to them. Racism may still make them angry, but does it hurt?”
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