Archive for the ‘Racism’ Category

April 20th, 2021 - 12:07 pm § in Health, Politics, Racism

Covid-denier Ted Nugent gets Covid

Unfortunately, I can’t quote his profanity-laced, racist remarks about it. I just don’t feel comfortable with that. I’ll quote this much: “I felt like I was dying.” And, “I ain’t taking no vaccine. You come at me with a needle and I will be in fear of my lif[...]

April 16th, 2021 - 6:32 pm § in Racism

Black education

I need to drive my two-year-old to daycare tomorrow morning. To ensure we arrive alive, we won’t take public transit (Oscar Grant). I removed all air fresheners from the vehicle and double-checked my registration status (Daunte Wright), and ensured my license plates were visible (Lt. Caron Nazario[...]

April 16th, 2021 - 1:16 pm § in Racism

Was the FedEx shooting racially motivated?

While authorities work to identify victims and establish the shooter’s motive, Indianapolis “Police Chief Randal Taylor noted that a ‘significant’ number of employees at the facility are members of the Sikh community, and the Sikh Coalition later confirmed that members of the[...]

April 16th, 2021 - 11:09 am § in America, Law and Courts, Racism

When a black driver is pulled over, he wonders if he’s going to die

     Be courteous. Stay calm. Keep your hands where the police can see them. Bang bang bang. You’re dead anyway.      Driving while black “is yet another entry in an ever-growing list” of deadly dangers black people face in this era when lynchings are carried out by police i[...]

April 14th, 2021 - 9:55 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs, Racism

Play the All-Star game in Taiwan!

Baseball’s poobahs missed a great opportunity when they (quite properly) fled the Undemocratic Republic of Georgiastan. A “great opportunity to seed new markets, build its brand, and address growing anti-Asian sentiment in the United States, … [and] help protect and defend global d[...]

April 14th, 2021 - 12:44 pm § in America, Law and Courts, Racism

Thank you for your service, but you’re going to jail, and your military career is done

He assaulted a skinny black kid who was simply walking in the neighborhood, or at least that’s how it appears in the viral video below. Johnathan Pentland (photo, left), 42, an Army drill instructor at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, could now face criminal charges and military discipline. Read [...]

April 14th, 2021 - 10:32 am § in News Media, Politics, Racism

Ex-Fox host rips Tucker Carlson as white supremacist

Gretchen Carlson, formerly of “Fox & Friends,” who left the rightwing network with a hefty sexual harassment settlement in her purse, used colorful language this week to describe the Murdoch family’s defense of incendiary Fox host Tucker Carlson, who’s using his show to p[...]

April 10th, 2021 - 9:56 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Trump turns GOP’s spring retreat into liefest

“Trump repeated familiar lies about the 2020 election and insulted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Saturday when speaking to Republican National Committee donors gathered for the first time since [his] defeat,” CNN reported on April 10, 2021. Read story here. The RNC held its spri[...]

April 10th, 2021 - 3:42 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Speed trap cops assault black Army officer

Windsor, Virginia (left), is one of that state’s most notorious speed-trap predator towns. The other is nearby Waverly. Both are on U.S. Highway 460 between Richmond and Norfolk (details here). (Traveler warning: Take the interstate instead, and stay the hell away from those towns.) Back in De[...]

April 9th, 2021 - 11:36 pm § in Racism

Reversing racism: L.A. County to return beachfront property to black family

“A black family whose ancestors built a seaside resort near Los Angeles a century ago, only to have it taken from them by racist policies, will have the land returned,” Los Angeles County officials announced on Friday, April 9, 2021. In 1912, Charles and Willa Bruce (photo, left), purcha[...]