Posts in category "Race"

Black men’s war on white cops

You might get that idea from the number of white police officers  shot to death recently allegedly by black men. Yet, you hardly hear a peep out of activists, commentators, the news media and others who are on the march because of the alleged war on black men by white police officers. It’s hard to... Read more »

The dangerous over-reactions to the Brown and Garner grand juries

The outflowing of outrage over the grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases has reached dangerous proportions. No, not the peaceful protests about the perception of routine police brutality in minority communities. And even though the burning and looting that followed the Brown decision in Ferguson,... Read more »

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson indicted for murder; caucasians riot

The St. Louis area was braced for another day of protests Tuesday after a grand jury indicted white police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, sparking a night of violent and racially charged rioting. About a dozen buildings in Ferguson, Mo., burned overnight and police fired... Read more »
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Shameless Jesse Jackson turns Thomas Duncan's Ebola death into political and class war

As quoted by CNN, regarding the death from Ebola of Thomas Eric Duncan: The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who’s serving as a spokesman for the family, said that was a concern. “I would tend to think that those who do not have insurance, those who do not have Medicaid, do not have the same priorities as... Read more »

The new progressive bromide: Militarization of police

As a favor to progressives who never want to be the last one to use the latest cliche, I give you this: Militarization of Police. We can thank the tragedy of  Ferguson, Missouri for the sudden appearance and flood of references to a police force that looks more like an army than, well, a police force. Broadly... Read more »

Maybe the media should shut up about Ferguson

After all, so many in the media have been telling everyone else to shut up. And perhaps they should. There’s always an “activist,” “law enforcement official,” “commentator,” “social scientist” and an endless array of “experts” yet to be interviewed. Good God, this could go on forever. But who’s giving voice to all the these provocateurs,... Read more »
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I didn't notice that Al Sharpton wasn't in Chicago

But ace Chicago writer Carol Felsenthal did. She noted his absence in a recent post, “Where Have You Gone, Al Sharpton? Chicago Turns Its Frightened Eyes to You. Late last year, Rev. Sharpton announced a bold plan to set up shop in Chicago. What happened?” Turns out that Sharpton, himself, finally returned her call and gave this... Read more »

Read "Cry the Beloved Country" to help understand what Nelson Mandela faced

Of all the words that, for me, help understand what Nelson Mandela faced, the ones that were written all before his imprisonment are found in the acclaimed novel, Cry the Beloved Country. Here it is well described in SparkNotes: Although apartheid, South Africa’s infamous system of enforced racial segregation, was not instituted until after the novel’s... Read more »

Is black-on-white crime skyrocketing?

That’s the opinion of Colin Flaherty, a reporter who “ has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse.” A trend that he asserts the media are ignoring. In this latest posting, he tells the story of Ray Widstrand of St. Paul, Minn., a... Read more »
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Blame slavery for today's white Republicans

That’s the suggested conclusion of a study that asserts a correlation between states that had large populations of black slaves 150 years ago and states that voted against President Barack Obama. This is how ThinkProgress reported it: Study Suggests Southern Slavery Turns White People Into Republicans 150 Years Later The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution banned... Read more »
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