Archive for the ‘Racism’ Category

September 23rd, 2021 - 2:24 pm § in Racism

Robert E. Lee statue replaced with slave tribute

Robert E. Lee wasn’t the hero of mythology. He was a slaveowner who led an army that fought a treasonous war of rebellion with the aim of preserving the “abominable institution” of slavery. Good riddance to his statue. Southern whites were never victims of oppression; they were opp[...]

September 18th, 2021 - 3:15 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Is going crazy over a mask worth it?

A California prison guard is out of jail on $50,000 bail, was put on leave from his job, and faces hate crime charges for — get this — “beating a Wells Fargo branch manager and calling him a racial slur after being asked to wear a mask inside the bank,” Huffington Post report[...]

September 12th, 2021 - 12:04 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Health, Politics, Racism

Yes, blame Republicans

It’s been 20 years, at least, since Americans felt safe. The incoming Bush administration ignored warnings by departing Obama administration national security officials. (See article here.) Perhaps the 9/11 terror attacks couldn’t have been prevented anyway, but Bush and the people aroun[...]

September 10th, 2021 - 11:47 am § in Law and Courts, Racism

Is 16 years in prison enough for an unprovoked racist slashing attack?

Ronnell Hughes, a 47-year-old black man, was at an Arby’s just off Interstate 84 on the Oregon-Idaho border to apply for a job. The date was December 21, 2019. Minutes later, he would be rushed by ambulance to a local hospital, then airlifted to Boise for emergency surgery on stab wounds to hi[...]

September 9th, 2021 - 11:52 am § in Law and Courts, Racism

Should you get the death penalty for a broken tail light?

Philando Castile did. On July 6, 2016, he was summarily executed, without trial, after being pulled over for a tail light that wasn’t working. Some might argue he had it coming as a serial traffic offender. An article in the Guardian says here that “he had been pulled over on at least 40[...]

August 31st, 2021 - 12:42 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Why do Republicans lie so much?

Photo: President and First Lady Biden and other dignitaries at Dover AFB as casualties of the Kabul airport bombing are brought home.      From CNN, Monday, August 30, 2021 (story here, with original links left in): “On Saturday night, an entirely false claim about President Joe Biden went [...]

August 18th, 2021 - 10:12 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Racist “Karen” ordered to pay BLM protesters

A former ice cream shop owner, who has relocated to another state, has been ordered to pay $500 each to 9 “peaceful” Black Lives Matters protesters he’s accused of harassing under a recently-passed New York “anti-Karen” law (read story here). The man’s actions wer[...]

August 6th, 2021 - 3:21 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Buying a home while black

When a black real estate agent let himself inside a nice house in a white neighborhood, prepared it for showing, and his black clients showed up a few minutes later, someone assumed they were intruders and called police. The police didn’t ring the doorbell to find out who they were. Or make an[...]

July 26th, 2021 - 11:58 am § in Business, Jews, Politics, Racism

This is what happens to businesses who cater to extremists

“Evan Hafer just wants the vitriol to stop. The founder and CEO of veteran-owned Black Rifle Coffee Company has received copious hate mail, social media backlash and disparaging phone calls in the wake of a New York Times’ article profiling the company, which paints itself as an organi[...]

July 25th, 2021 - 3:58 pm § in Hypocrisy, News Media, Politics, Racism

Did Tucker Carlson deserve this?

“When a local fly fishing guide spotted … Tucker Carlson at a sporting goods store in Livingston, Montana, he did not waste time. ‘You are the worst human being known to mankind. I want you to know that,’ Dan Bailey can be heard telling the Fox News host in a video posted to [...]