Tag: racism

It's OK, Mayor Lightfoot, I don't interview blacks anyway.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot doesn’t seem to understand what’s wrong with her decision to do one-on-one interviews only with black or brown journalists on the second anniversary of her inauguration. She said it’s a valid way of exposing the implied racism of Chicago media because black and brown journalists are disproportionately represented in the City Hall... Read more »

A black woman cut in front of me in line. Does that make a her racist?

Today’s “systemic racism” theory is a flaming insult to my generation that fought so hard to end Jim Crow I was waiting patiently in line to check out of my doctor’s office behind some guy who was holding things up by a lengthy dialogue with the clerk about something he should have settled elsewhere. About... Read more »

Did President Biden listen to his own advice about "unity?"

It didn’t appear that some of his supporters did. That was a nice inaugural speech that President Joe Biden gave–as in kind, cordial, gentle and okay. Widely acclaimed for having struck “the right note,” Biden deployed every cliche, bromide and platitude to call the country back to his notion of unity. Until he didn’t, when he tossed another... Read more »

Talking sense about the myth of racist cops and police brutality

Warning: offensive language ahead.  Oh, sure, just like some racist white guy, I’m going to present to you an angry, fed-up black American who has had enough of the false narrative of a nation of racist, brutal police officers.  Candace Owens speaks truth to power in a courageous assault against the group think that has condemned all cops–yes,... Read more »

Dahleen Glanton's racist Tribune column about the Obama Center

“Racism” is a word that’s too often tossed around these days, used primarily as a cudgel against anyone who doesn’t bow in subservience to far left dictates. Lord knows, it’s been applied to me often enough. So it was with some thought before I applied the label to a column by Chicago Tribune columnist Dahleen Glanton,... Read more »

Will Democrats here have the guts to charge Jussie Smollett with a felony?

UPDATE: Smollett arrest; bond set at $100,000 Filing a false police report in Illinois is a Class 4 felony, punishable by one to three years in prison and fines of up to $25,000, according to Illinois statutes. If Empire actor Jussie Smollet did actually make a false police report about allegedly being attacked last month, justice demands that... 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 »

I am not a "white people"

In the wake of NBC’s firing of Megyn Kelly for her stupid defense of “blackface,” a torrent of accusations against “white people” blew in. (Here, for example.) “White people” are insensitive. “White people” are ignorant. “White people” don’t get it. “White people” are racist. “White people” are this. “White people are that.” Some just can’t resist committing... Read more »

No, I will not acknowledge my 'white privilege'

When I confess, I acknowledge my sins. Being white is not one of them. Nor are the sins committed by other white people. Nor will I acknowledge that “white privilege” got me to where I am because it propelled me to the head of some fanciful line.  Nor will l–an old white man– agree that accepting my... Read more »

Who the hell feels sorry for Mark Conditt, the Austin bomber?

Somehow Mark Conditt’s bombings in Austin, Tex., have been turned into a racial thing, believe it or not. I read the news this morning and saw two opinion pieces (here and here) about how Conditt has received a lot of sympathy because he’s white. It’s all about–get this–the “racial empathy gap.” Who? Who is giving this murderer sympathy?... Read more »
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