16th May 2011
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the title of that ALONE is offensive, and the whole theory behind this is racist and sexist. tell psychology today that this is not the type of thing that belongs on their website or in their magazine!
It is very interesting to note that, even though black women are objectively less physically attractive than other women, black women (and men) subjectively consider themselves to be far more physically attractive than others…
…Black women have lower average level of physical attractiveness net of BMI. Nor can the race difference in intelligence (and the positive association between intelligence and physical attractiveness) account for the race difference in physical attractiveness among women. Black women are still less physically attractive than nonblack women net of BMI and intelligence…
9th May 2011
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i’m pretty speechless on this one.
…If you don’t think that’s bad enough, his ingenious plan includes giving more tax incentives to “college-educated, higher-income people to have more children.” He has already earned the ire of advocacy groups who call his plan blatantly racist, sexist, and immoral. He has argued that more white people than black people are on welfare, so race is not an issue.
14th September 2010
this is an awesome piece!
Ever since 9/11, according to opinion polls, Republicans have worried more about terrorism than have Democrats. Initially, this fear translated into overwhelming support for military action abroad. But as Republicans (like everyone else) have grown tired and embittered by America’s wars, they have turned their anxiety inward, lured by the same idea that attracted Palmer and the McCarthyites: that America could guarantee its safety on the cheap by ferreting out the real threat, which resides within…
2nd August 2010
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just when i thought mississippi could not get worse… this is disgusting! i’m absolutely ashamed to live here at the moment.
“We’re going to propose the Arizona law, pretty much word for word, except for the conditions that would be dictated by the uniqueness of our border compared to Arizona’s,” Wade said.
earlier in the article:
“When those people race across the border looking for jobs, they ain’t coming to Bully’s Soul Food Shack to get a job,” local radio talk show host and black Mississippi Tea Party supporter Kim Wade told the Jackson Free Press. “They’re being employed by white people. And after they get their amnesty and their voting privileges, they’re going to vote for their people, just like blacks did and whites did and everybody else, and you’ll see the Hispanics siding with the white majority to provide the damn jobs, and blacks will be out looking crazy, talking about ‘how come we don’t have any jobs.’ Well, that’s because you gave your damn positions to the Hispanics.”
“those people”? really? apparently racism knows no racial boundaries.
28th July 2010
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This is really amazing! check it out.
We were quite surprised when the anti’s piled off the bus – all but 4 of whom were white as far as we could tell! For a campaign organized by the African American Outreach Director for Priests for Life, Alveda King, it was surreal seeing all these white folks carrying signs that said “Abortion is the #1 Killer of Black America.” Can you imagine the optics of the scene? Here’s a group of white folks claiming to save Black babies being protested by mostly African American women and men who are shouting “Trust Black Women!”? Once we saw their signs, Paris instantly created a new chant: “Racism is the #1 Killer of Black America, not Black Women!”
The ironies of the day seemed endless – when was the last time Black folks protested at a white folks’ rally at the Center named after Dr. Martin Luther King?
30th April 2010
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wtf is going on, arizona?
Under the ban, sent to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer by the state legislature Thursday, schools will lose state funding if they offer any courses that “promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”
As ThinkProgress notes, the Tucson Unified School District’s popular Mexican-American studies department is the target here. The state superintendent charges that the program exhibits “ethnic chauvinism.”
so Mexican-American studies promotes the overthrow of the government?!
does this sound familiar btw: ““promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”
sounds like Confederate History celebration to me, considering that the Confederacy sought to “over throw the US government” or at least secede and create their own country…
is any one else sick of privileged white males bitching about how no one likes the fact that they run the world, have all the money, don’t want to give anyone healthcare, try to control other people’s bodies, and deny that they’ve ever oppressed anyone?
24th April 2010
in the few short days following the murder of 67 year old Mississippi white supremacist Richard Barrett, the reported facts in the case have gone from sensational to downright crazy. what was initially reported as a death in a fire soon became known to be a homicide with a 22 year old recently released ex-convict arrested.
people immediately started to ask questions. why would a white supremacist hire an african american to work for him? was the crime racially motivated? does anyone really blame the murderer for killing someone who is part of a hate group? was the suspect arrested simply because he was a black man and an ex-convict?
then things started to get really weird. WLBT reported that Barrett had allegedly made sexual advances which had sent the suspect, 22 year old Vincent McGee into a murderous rage. then twitter and facebook errupted with “gay panic defense” horror. “would this be considered a hate crime?” one person wondered. however, my mind was doing some math, almost unconsciously as soon as this information came to light.
WLBT reports that McGee was recently released after serving five years in prison. That means that he was 17 years old when he began his sentence. WLBT is also reporting that McGee knew and worked for Barrett prior to his time in jail, according to family members. This means that Barrett was 62 at the time McGee went to jail. How long had they known each other? Why would a 67 year old man make sexual advances toward a 22 year old, even ignoring the other unusual factors (Barrett was not known to be gay, he was a white supremacist, he was allegedly making sexual advances toward and african american.) Why would the advances send McGee into a rage that lead him to stab the man and then set his house on fire?
It sounds to me like there may be more going on here than even this latest twist reports. Is it possible that Barrett had made sexual advances before? That might explain why the latest one sent McGee into a rage. If he had made advances before, how old was McGee? 16? 14? With the age difference and the fact that he went to jail at 17, it sounds like it is quite possible that Barrett was not secretly gay but a pedophile who had made advances or even molested McGee as a young teen. These are just musings on my part, but whatever happens it certainly seems like this case is going to continue to get more and more intriguing.
20th April 2010
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Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height Dies
Legendary civil rights leader Dorothy Height, who spent most of her life battling for the empowerment of women and blacks and who had the ear of U.S. presidents from Eisenhower to Obama, died Tuesday. She was 98. She died of natural causes at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. In 1963, Height was the only woman on the speaker’s platform when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. But she wasn’t on the program for the March on Washington even though she was the nucleus of the meetings held by the mostly male civil rights leaders who planned it.
Height told NPR in 2003 that the experience was uplifting despite the fact that a gospel singer was the only woman heard from the podium that day. “My being seated there had some very special meaning because women had been trying to get a woman to speak on the program,” Height said, “but we were always met by the planners with the idea that women were represented in all of the different groups, in the churches, in the synagogues, in the unions, organizations and the like. So the only voice we heard of a woman was that of Mahalia Jackson.” Though not a scheduled speaker, Daisy Bates was ultimately allowed to say a few words at the event. Height said women in the movement met the next day to discuss ways to deal with the issues of racism and sexism.