Archive for the ‘Racism’ Category

January 24th, 2022 - 4:35 pm § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Cancel culture in Florida

“Woke” Republicans are trying to make it a criminal offense to discuss racial inequality in Florida, although the First Amendment could make that complicated. However, a lot of times, a chilling effect will be enough. That apparently was the case when a Florida school district “can[...]

January 24th, 2022 - 12:09 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc., Racism

Lose your temper, lose your job

A father who blamed smoothie shop employees for his son’s allergic reaction — then threw a racist, menacing tantrum in the store — is facing criminal charges and unemployment. The man’s son has a peanut allergy, and shortly after he picked up an order of smoothies for his fam[...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 11:29 pm § in Health, Politics, Racism

Studies show racial disparity in Covid-19 treatment

Treating Covid-19 is still a work in progress. (So is preventing infections, but we won’t go into that here.) Disease experts, drug developers, and doctors are still learning what treatments and drugs are helpful to save severely ill Covid-19 patients. When Trump was hospitalized, and apparent[...]

January 13th, 2022 - 1:30 am § in Politics, Racism

Army Reserve fires medical officer for his vocal racism

A lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve who likes Confederate flags and statues, and doesn’t like Barack Obama, Democrats in general, Black Lives Matter, or Muslims has been found guilty of “conduct unbecoming,” reported on January 7, 2022 (read story here). Not becau[...]

January 7th, 2022 - 6:36 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Ahmaud Arbery’s vigilante killers get life in prison

Three white vigilantes who used their vehicles to chase down and box in black jogger Ahmaud Arbery before one killed him with shotgun blasts were sentenced to life in prison by a Georgia judge on Friday, January 7, 2022 (read story here). The gunman, Travis McMichael, 36, was sentenced to life witho[...]

January 2nd, 2022 - 10:26 pm § in Racism

PHOTOGRAPHY: Four little girls

The “Four Spirits” statue across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, unveiled in 2013 (details here), commemorates the four girls killed by the 1963 KKK church bombing: Denise McNair, 11, and Addie Mae Collins, 14, Carole Rosamond Robertson, 14, and Cyn[...]

December 30th, 2021 - 12:20 am § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

How stupid are Republicans? (#2)

I need to start numbering these, because this clearly will be a series, and this headline is destined to get recycled a lot. (#1 is here.) Today’s story involves a GOP legislator in Rhode Island who claimed critical race theory (aka CRT) cost her a black friend. She tweeted, “I had a Bla[...]

December 28th, 2021 - 7:19 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts, Racism

Animal in a cage

John T. Earnest was 19 years old when he shot up a San Diego-area synagogue in April 2019, killing one and injuring three. Before that he torched a mosque. Federal hate-crime prosecutors said he did it because “he hated the Jewish community and Muslim community ….” And now? “[...]

December 23rd, 2021 - 8:37 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

What good people should do about the storm over “critical race theory”

First, let’s define terms. This posting is not about the academic subject taught in graduate schools. Nobody cares about that, nor is that what angry mobs besieging school board meetings and opportunistic Republican politicians are screeching about. They’re using the phrase to describe K[...]

December 15th, 2021 - 8:12 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Chauvin pleads in 2 civil rights cases

Ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, already convicted of murder in state court, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, to two federal civil rights indictments. In a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Chauvin admitted he violated the civil rights of George Floyd, who he murdered in 2020,[...]