Posts tagged "racism"

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 »
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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 »

More racism in the Chicago mayor's race

Former President Bill Clinton’s appearance here endorsing Rahm Emanuel for mayor has brought forth the usual racism that seems to grip the old black leadership in town.  No, this time I’m not talking about the Rev. Jesse Jackson. it’s Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois) who brought it up this time. As reported in the Chicago Tribune:... Read more »

The political apology sweepstakes

The most frequent, witless question that reporters used asked was “How do you feel?” Now it has been supplanted by another even more witless question: “Will Sen. Ricky Hendon: Expect no apology you apologize?” Here’s the latest:  Sen. Ricky Hendon (D-Chicago), who has a habit of making a jerk out of himself, called gubernatorial candidate,... Read more »
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Zorn and Byrne at it again

This is the latest in a series of dialogues conducted between Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn (from the left) and Dennis Byrne (from the right). Problem is, left and right isn’t all that clear cut. This exchange and comments also can be found posted on Zorn’s blog, Change of Subject.   The art of political... Read more »

Touche, Eric

UPDATE: Eric responds to my post, which responded to his post.  Tribune columnist and my occasional liberal sparring partner Eric Zorn recently called out Republicans, Mayor Richard M. Daley, myself and others who argue that state Rep. Art Turner (D-Chicago) rightfully should be the Democratic nominee for Illinois lieutenant governor after whozitts, the primary winner,... Read more »

Racists oppose Turner for lt. gov.

Sen. Art Turner At least that’s how I look at it.  The Democratic State Central Committee is considering who should replace the drop-out candidate selected by the voters in the primary. Logic says it should be whoever ran second–Chicago Democratic state Sen. Art Turner. But some Democratic leaders want to nominate, for the sake of... Read more »
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Lt. Gov. needed; blacks need not apply

Art Turner. He came in second; why isn’t he good enough to be the candidate? By the time this appears, Democratic big shots may already have picked the party’s new candidate for Illinois lieutenant governor, again denying voters their choice. You’ll recall that Democrats blocked any effort to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by... Read more »
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