21st Century Racism on Display in Congress

1 Mar 2018

Schumer Will Vote ‘No’ On Judicial Nominee Because He Is White – Daily Caller, 2018/02/28

The Democrat from New York said on the Senate floor that he could not vote to approve Marvin Quattlebaum for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina because he is a white man replacing two black Obama nominees.

“The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary,” Schumer complained. “Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African American.”

“As of February 14th, 83 percent of the President Trump’s confirmed nominees were male, 92 percent were white. That represents the lowest share of non-white candidates in three decades,” he continued. “It’s long past time that the judiciary starts looking a lot more like the America it represents. Having a diversity of views and experiences on the federal bench is necessary for the equal administration of justice.”

What did ML King say? …something about content of character, not color of skin? Not so much with Schumer…

Race is just a tool in the political toolbox to increase their leverage. It could be racism that favors blacks, or racism that favors whites. It doesn’t matter. What matters is how much leverage can be gained in their favor. They will throw whomever under bus for more leverage to help win their issues.


Chicago Mayor Emanuel Accused of Using Crises to Remove Blacks

3 Jan 2018

Kennedy accuses Emanuel of ‘strategic gentrification plan’ to force blacks out of Chicago – Chicago Tribune, 2018/01/03

Democratic governor candidate Chris Kennedy on Wednesday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of leading a “strategic gentrification plan” aimed at forcing African-Americans and other minorities out of Chicago to make the city “whiter” and wealthier.

“My belief is they’re being pushed out. This is involuntary. That we’re cutting off funding for schools, cutting off funding for police, allowing people to be forced to live in food deserts, closing hospitals, closing access to mental health facilities. What choice do people have but to move, to leave?” Kennedy said. “And I think that’s part of a strategic gentrification plan being implemented by the city of Chicago to push people of color out of the city. The city is becoming smaller and as it becomes smaller, it’s become whiter.”

Throw in the crime aspect, and it’s not a strectch to believe this. Emanuel is known for his statement about never letting a crisis go to waste… this would be taking it to the next level… manufacturing a crisis to cause change.  Emanuel never directly addresses the accusation.

In Context: Hate Crime Hoaxes

10 Nov 2017

These seem to be continuing to exist. We get the sensational headline about a hate crime… then it comes out as a hoax, and there is little fanfare. So even though I am starting this thread today, I will go back and retrieve prior hoaxes as well.

Toronto Hijab Cutting Incident
2018/01/15 – Toronto police say hijab-cutting incident didn’t happen, investigation closed – National Post
2018/01/13 – Toronto girl ‘really scared’ after man cuts her hijab on street – CNN

Racial Slurs at US Air Force Academy
2017/11/09 – Air Force Academy hoax doesn’t change overall picture on hate crimes – CNN
2017/11/08 – Air Force Academy discovers racial slurs were hoax, months after superintendent lauded for tough speech – Fox News
2017/09/29 – ‘You Should Be Outraged,’ Air Force Academy Head Tells Cadets About Racism On Campus – NPR
2017/09/28 – US Air Force Academy: Racist slurs written on 5 black cadet doors at prep school – Fox News

Racial Slurs and Kansas State University
2017/11/06 – Racist graffiti painted on car near K-State was a fraud – Kansas City Star
2017/11/01 – Car near K-State painted with ‘Go Home Nigger Boy’ and students are fed up – Kansas City Star

Michigan Woman Scratched on Her Face By Man
2017/03/07 – Ann Arbor woman pleads guilty to making up hate crime – Michigan Live

Michigan Student Threatened To Be Set on Fire
2016/12/21 – Police: Threat to burn UM student wearing hijab did not happen – Fox 2 Detroit
2016/12/21 – University of Michigan student wearing a hijab was threatened with being set on fire, police say – Washington Post
2016/11/12 – Hijab-wearing U-M student threatened with being set on fire – Detroit Free Press


Jerry Jones Says Protests Are Absolutely Hurting The League

23 Oct 2017

I am against all things Cowboys, but Jerry Jones is on the money.

2017/10/22 – Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the NFL is being damaged by protests – Dallas Star-Telegram


“There is no question the league is suffering negative effects from these protests,” Jones said.

Jones was more expansive than he’s ever been regarding an acknowledgment of the concerns of the players, who are protesting racism and social injustice. He said the league can’t help in those areas in a meaningful way if it is damaged.

Jones said the players he talked to all know the NFL is being damaged. He said the Cowboys sponsors have expressed “concerns” about the anthem protests and damage to the league.

“All times, I want to do the right thing by them and their customers,” Jones said. “I have a great responsibility to the people who support us. We all get great benefits from having a lot of people watch our games. All of us do.” 



Book Set To Depict Santa in Gay, Interracial Relationship

30 Mar 2017

Santa Is a Gay Man in an Interracial Relationship in This New Picture Book

The book, Santa’s Husband, goes on sale Oct. 10 and tells the story of a black Santa Claus and his white husband who both live in the North Pole. Santa’s spouse frequently fills in for his husband at malls, according to a description of the book Harper Design provided to TIME.

Daniel Kibblesmith, who is a staff writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and co-author of How to Win at Everything, penned the parody children’s book after tweeting in December that he would only tell his future child Santa was black. “If they see a white one, we’ll say ‘That’s his husband,’” Kibblesmith wrote.

Harper Design said the book is meant for all ages.

There are no sacred cows with liberalism.

It’s one thing to except different lifestyles as part of society.

It’s another to make every single facet of society conform to a lifestyle.

This is a “parody children’s book”. Children who still believe in Santa, probably won’t understand the parody – if there is any.



NFL QB Kapernick To End Anthem Protest

2 Mar 2017

Colin Kaepernick won’t protest during national anthem during 2017 seasonUSA Today

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest won’t carry over into next season, USA TODAY Sports confirmed Thursday.

He will discontinue his public protest in 2017, wherever he plays next season, a person with knowledge of Kaepernick’s plans told USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero.

The person requested anonymity because Kaepernick has not yet made his decision public.

Probably a good business decision on his part. Other things can be done to help the situation.


Black Father/Daughter Electors Set To Elect Trump

19 Dec 2016

Black Republican father-daughter electors will vote with pride: ‘I make no apologies’

A black Republican father-daughter duo will make history when they cast their electoral votes for Donald Trump on Monday.

Kelly Mitchell and her father, Henry Hatter, are members of Michigan’s Electoral College. They are among the few African-American Republican electors in the nation, and a rare father-daughter duo.

Mitchell dismisses critics who suggest she’s betraying her race by supporting Trump. “I don’t really worry about what other people who say to me about race or how I should vote,” Mitchell told the Associated Press. “It’s been what’s right for and worked for me. I make no apologies.”

Both Kelly Mitchell and Henry Hatter have met Trump and are HOPEFUL and confident he will do great things. “Despite his imperfections (people) will find that his policies will benefit the majority of Americans,” Kelly said.

Her dad agreed. “People are always listening for a knock in the engine instead of how smoothly the engine runs,” said Hatter, 80.

I love the last statement.

I can’t imagine what they have been through for the last 40 days. They represent the strength that builds nations.