“the city of LA—a city infamous for their brutal and lawless police—sent out their goons in riot gear to chase Americans out of a public park and fire weapons at them, disregarding the children, of all things.”
“Gov. Charlie Crist and black legislators had led the effort to compensate the family of Martin Lee Anderson, who died in January 2006 shortly after being kneed, struck and having ammonia tablets held to his nose at the military-style facility”
What’s up with all these genealogists?? “Documents unearthed by an Irish vicar show ancestors of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama may have arrived in the United States from a tiny village in central Ireland as early as the 1790s.”
“Bryant, LeBron James and four other NBA players dismissed an academic study that found evidence of racial bias in referees’ calls, saying they’ve never experienced it. The NBA also refuted the study, saying its own analysis showed no racial bias in o
Hat tip to Resist Racism. “…amazed by Boggs’ dealings with Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights figures. Wang was also intrigued by the longstanding commitment Boggs and her husband, Jimmy Boggs, had to Detroit’s Black community”
Thx Tereza. “The producer of a sports radio talk show that aired a parody about Denver Nuggets guard Allen Iverson with references to drugs, seeking sex from Mexican women and the shooting of a homeless man has been fired.”
Thx Tereza. “the movement “did not come from a vacuum…They come from the white nationalist movement, a movement that seeks to maintain what they consider the white character of then United States.”"
Thx Saada. “Pat Buchanan blamed the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech on lax U.S. immigration policies, stating that gunman Cho Seung-Hui “was among the 864,000 Koreans here as a result of the Immigration Act of 1965…”
Thx ananser. “Oprah Winfrey had guest Tommy Hilfiger on today’s show to put to rest the urban legend that he was ordered off Winfrey’s show…”if I had known that black people would wear my clothes, I never would have designed them.”
Thx Tereza. “A new study by Indiana University media researchers finds that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly calls “a person or a group a derogatory name once every 6.8 seconds, on average, or nearly nine times every minute during the editorials that open
Thx Tereza. “A shopkeeper was told by police to remove Golliwogs from her window display – because they were offensive. Moira Pickering, 62, was warned that she risked breaching race hate laws if she failed to take them down.”
From Mark Anthony Neal: “the current critique of hip hop is aimed at undermining the culture’s potential to politicize the generations of constituents that might claim hip hop as their social movement.”
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