Archive for the ‘Racism’ Category

June 13th, 2023 - 11:20 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism, Republicans

The GOP’s moral disease

A Huffington Post article on Monday, June 13, 2023 (read it here), summed it up: “Despite all the criminal accusations and investigations, Trump remains the Republican front-runner for the 2024 presidential nomination.” To be fair, Trump has only been found civilly liable for sexual assa[...]

June 11th, 2023 - 11:44 pm § in America, Biden, Christianity, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism, Religion, Republicans

What’s at stake in Trump’s trial

Now that he’s been indicted, Trump is entitled to a presumption of innocence, and a fair trial. Those are bedrock principles of the U.S. legal system. Trump “has a lot at stake” in the case, a New York Times writer says. “He could, in theory, go to prison for years.” Bu[...]

June 8th, 2023 - 11:15 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism, Republicans

Is the Chief Justice sorry he gave the House to the GOP?

In 2022, before the midterm elections, federal judges — some appointed by Trump — struck down Alabama’s congressional districting maps as racially motivated. The Supreme Court temporarily reinstated those maps during the 2022 elections, but on June 8, 2023, ruled they violated the [...]

May 23rd, 2023 - 1:24 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

GOP governor jokes about “hunting Democrats with dogs”

In a perfect democracy, voters are attentive and well informed, and politicians discuss issues and debate the merits of policies like adults. We’re not there yet, especially on the Republican side of the aisle. The latest sickening example of Republicans acting like unruly children involves Go[...]

May 17th, 2023 - 9:03 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Not racist, just mentally lazy?

His Wikipedia biography, at the moment, says: “Jeffrey C. McNeely is a racist Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives who has represented the 84th district (including parts of Iredell County) since 2019.” It appears to have been modified by a member of th[...]

May 16th, 2023 - 8:44 pm § in Racism

Washington enacts race-based reparations program for homebuyers

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation last week that will tax documents filed with county auditors to provide a form of reparations to victims of past housing discrimination. KING 5 News, a Seattle TV station, described it here as a “$100 processing fee for homebuyers,” but the l[...]

May 14th, 2023 - 8:20 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Racism, Republicans

Texas Gov. Abbott blames Dominion for Carlson’s firing

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) is blaming Dominion Voting Systems for Tucker Carlson leaving Fox News (read story here). He’s knee-jerk reacting to an Axios report that Carlson was fired as part of Fox’s settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. Other reporting has portrayed Carlson as an out-o[...]

May 11th, 2023 - 6:58 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

GOP candidate: Civil rights gains “took away freedom”

“North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, the state’s first Black lieutenant governor and the GOP front-runner for the 2024 gubernatorial race, repeatedly lambasted the ‘so-called’ 1960s Civil Rights Movement, lamenting that ‘so many freedoms were lost during the civil rights[...]

May 2nd, 2023 - 6:37 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Colorado school proves CRT is true

Critical race theory (CRT) argues racism is systemic in the U.S. That perhaps varies from place to place, but school officials in Douglas County, Colorado, leave no doubt it’s systemic in their schools, and they’re part of it. “The racism experienced by a family in the Douglas Coun[...]

April 28th, 2023 - 1:41 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Another Mississippi lynching

Before being murdered last fall, Rasheem Carter, 25, went to the police in Taylorsville, Mississippi. He’d told his mother that “three truckloads of white guys [were] trying to kill him,” so she told him to seek police protection. When, in February 2023, his dismembered remains wer[...]