Archive for the ‘Racism’ Category

March 18th, 2023 - 9:10 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Republican wants kids to go hungry

Whether it’s to force them into dirty, dangerous, low-paying jobs (presumably including elderly and disabled people, mothers with young children, and schoolkids, because that’s who government food assistance goes to), or racism (do you see any white faces in the photo of a food bank line[...]

March 15th, 2023 - 9:27 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Southern injustice

I wonder how many white people in Florida get sentenced to 400 years in prison for being the getaway driver in an armed robbery in which no one was hurt? That was the sentence imposed on Sidney Holmes in 1989, and he wasn’t even the getaway driver in the robbery. He was convicted on the [&hell[...]

March 14th, 2023 - 7:26 pm § in Politics, Racism, Religion, Republicans

Compendium of Awful Republicans for Tuesday, 3/14/23

I’m not saying there aren’t bad Democrats. It’s just a lot easier to find bad Republicans; there’s a lot more of them. South Carolina GOP legislators introduced a bill to impose the death penalty on women who have abortions (story here). They’ll probably kill some women[...]

March 3rd, 2023 - 2:49 am § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Why are Republicans such jackasses?

Republican sorry for suggesting ‘hanging by a tree’ as execution method That’s the headline on a Guardian story published on Thursday, March 2, 2023 (read it here). If he’s sorry he said it, maybe he shouldn’t have said it; instead, maybe he should have engaged his brain, if he[...]

February 25th, 2023 - 10:45 pm § in Racism

Snow shoveling Karen

A white woman in Rockford, Illinois, called the police on February 17, 2023, because two black men were shoveling snow off the public sidewalk in front of her house. She even shoveled snow back onto the sidewalk! Watch video below and read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 25th, 2023 - 10:27 pm § in Racism

Pizzeria Karen

This racist incident happened at a pizzeria in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, February 23, 2023. The woman didn’t like the fact a Spanish-language program was playing on the TV (read details here). My guess is she’ll also be told to never set foot in that pizzeria again; these days,[...]

February 25th, 2023 - 9:53 am § in Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

What kind of president would DeSantis be?

— DeSantis defended slavery as “backbone of economy” and “fact of life” in 2011 book Read story here — DeSantis moves toward political control of university studies Here and here — Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 22nd, 2023 - 10:18 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Virginia’s GOP governor isn’t a moderate

Glenn Youngkin (photo, left; bio here), an investment banker, got elected Virginia governor by campaigning as a “moderate” Republican. He’s nothing of the sort. There are many Republican liars, but very few if any Republican moderates. His education policies mirror those of Florida[...]

February 19th, 2023 - 10:52 am § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Racist lunatic to lead Michigan GOP

It feels strange to label a black woman as a racist; but I’ll get to that, and explain it, momentarily. Kristina Karamo (bio here; photo, left) was elected chair of Michigan’s Republican Party on Saturday, February 19, 2023 (see story here). This is the first time she’s been electe[...]

February 17th, 2023 - 11:30 pm § in America, Racism

A book of names (video)

How would you like to be imprisoned, without trial or due process, because you “look like the enemy”? Don’t let anyone tell you America is a perfect country, or allow politicians sweep its history  under the rug. This isn’t about making white schoolchildren “feel bad&#[...]