Category: Race

Who dares to demand due process for Derek Chauvin?

I guess I do. If anyone else does, I haven’t seen it. Everyone–politicians, journalists, activists –have pronounced Derek Chauvin a murderer. Protestors and rioters have declared it to be so. Conservatives–self-proclaimed guardians of the rule of law–have joined the chorus, perhaps a sense of guilt or fear of being perceived as insensitive. The crowds throwing Molotov cocktails,... Read more »

Say what? Race relations have improved under Trump?

And  more. A new Gallup poll finds: As Trump enters his re-election year, Americans are more positive on eight key issues than they were just before he took office in January 2017. Gallup records double-digit increases in public satisfaction with the nation’s economy, security from terrorism, military strength and the state of race relations. Satisfaction... Read more »

Can Ellen DeGeneres be forgiven for sitting next to Bush?

In an earlier post, I expressed shock and awe that the Left now bellows about how a black man forgiving a white woman is racist. Now, along comes another voice insisting that an ex-president cannot be forgiven for policy and political decisions he made. She blasted Ellen DeGeneres for sitting with former President George W. Bush... Read more »
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'Unqualified white people' should shut up and go away

Hazelgrove, who said she has training on race relations, is one of many unqualified white people who see themselves as saviors to low-income black communities and insert themselves into leadership roles, winning community awards along the way. [Emphasis added]–Shannon Ryan in the Sept. 7 Chicago Tribune So, it has come to this. White people can’t help... Read more »

Are the Central Park Five really all that innocent?

Netflix its drawing praise for its min-series “When They See Us,” a true story about five black and Latino teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of the 1989 rape of a white woman jogger in New York’s Central Park. After they had served six to 13 years in prison, serial rapist and murderer Matias Reyes confessed to... Read more »

Whiteness causes unfair air pollution

Yet again, another bumbling social science study getting widespread media sanctification. this one fingers whites for polluting the air that minorities breathe. The study, “Inequity in consumption of goods and services adds to racial–ethnic disparities in air pollution exposure,” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is more political and racial hogwash... Read more »
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Moviegoers, Oscars flip off elite progressives as "Green Book" captures "Best Picture"

“Green Book” won the Best Picture Oscar. Horrors! Oh, the humanity!! Here are some of the headlines that attempt to shame the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the dastardly deed: Top Critics Vent as ‘Green Book’ Tops Oscars, Did ‘Green Book’ win the Oscar just because it makes white people feel good?... Read more »

"I’m watching you, white boy"

That’s the chilling snapper at the end of an op-ed written by student Isis Davis-Marks in the Feb. 7 issue of the Yale [University] News.  I’ll save you the trouble of reading this piece of racist trash by describing it as a rant against white men in college whom she expects to grow up to be racists... Read more »

Was racism or infanticide Gov. Northam's greatest sin?

Trick question. They both are grievous sins, but of a different kind. Racism wrongs millions of people. Infanticide just one, but ends the person’s life. Racism appears millions of times a day inflicting pain and even death. Infanticide is rare, but is certainly deadly. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is accused of racism for having a photo of a man in... Read more »
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Sick of the fighting? See "Green Book"

Sick of the fighting that is tearing America apart? Then get thee to a theater now  to watch the captivating and calming “Green Book.” Rotten Tomatoes describes it this way: When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist,... Read more »
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