Posts tagged "racism"

Checking Obama's or any other candidate's presidential qualifications is not racist

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen... Read more »

Narrow-minded protest rapper Kanye West's popup store in Northbrook Court

No, not the majority white population in Northbrook and nearby North Shore suburbs. The people who were protesting Kanye West’s “pop-up store” this weekend in Northbrook Court weren’t bigots who blanch at the sight of a black rapper in their community, as many narrow-minded reverse bigots would believe. The people who protested Kanye West’s appearance... Read more »

White liberals are nearly as blind to their racism as ever before

This is a response to the Chicago Tribune op-ed, “White Americans are nearly as blind to their racism as ever before.” I’ve read it and I’m not sure of what Jim Grimsley is saying except that whites still are racist, despite all the progress that has been made over the last half century. On second thought, this... Read more »

Mizzou students whine about their 'fros being disrespected while black children in Chicago are murdered

For shock value, juxtapose the bellyaching by University of Missouri students about their hairdos being disrespected and other “microaggressions,” with the murder of black children in Chicago. To get a sense of the horror of what is happening in Chicago, read Leonard Pitts’  Chicago Tribune op-ed, “The blood of our children,” about the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn... Read more »

The railroading of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe

Pummeled by threat of a 1960s-style campus protest and poorly documented charges of a campus riddled by institutional racism, Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri system resigned Monday, with the hope that everyone would  “use my resignation to heal and start talking again.” News reports across the nation have spotlighted the turmoil, but a complete... Read more »

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 »

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 »

They called me the N-word.

Which is reason enough to jump out of my limo and beat up the muthas. That seems to be the excuse offered by relatives of four men arrested in a Wrigleyville brawl. Reported the Chicago Tribune: Prosecutors say the men in the limousine bailed out of the car around 1:10 a.m. Sunday at Clark Street... Read more »

Black Panthers offer $10,000 bounty for capture of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin homicide

And what do the New Black Panthers plan to do when someone captures him? Who elected the Black Panthers sheriff? It’s a mystery to me why George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin last month hasn’t at least been the subject of a grand jury probe for a possible indictment. The ease with which... Read more »

Racist violence at the Wisconsin State Fair

We didn’t hear much about it because it was selective violence against white fair-goers. Reported WTMJ radio: Witnesses’ accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night…. “It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people,” said Norb Roffers of... Read more »
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