A white cop in McKinney, Texas is on suspension after being caught on video slamming a young black girl to the ground while breaking up a crowded pool party. According to TheBlackSphere.net, neighbors called 911 to complain about a large number of black teens congregating at a house for a pool party Friday evening. There was then a report of ... Read More »
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Recent developments show just how far we are from a post-racial America...
One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe.
The race cards have been flying so fast and furious lately, one can hardly tell the kings from the queens.
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House Speaker John Boehner blasted Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday for suggesting that Republicans only attack him because he's black.
'There is no issue of race here,' he told a reporter during his weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill.
Holder went off-script Wednesday during a speech to Al Sharpton's National Action Network, slammed Republicans for consistently attacking him and Barack Obama because they are the first African-Americans to hold their jobs.
'What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?' he said, alluding to his status as the only African-American ever to hold that post...
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The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) wrapped up on Saturday and NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday felt the need to slam conservatives and its CPAC attendees as “overwhelmingly white.”
It gets worse. Brakkton Booker, a producer for NPR's Washington Desk, posted an online version of the story with the obnoxious headline “Black GOP Stars Rise In A Party That’s Still Awkwardly White." Booker offered a lengthy recap of the party’s "abysmal" standing with minorities.
After detailing the different minority speakers at CPAC, including Dr. Ben Carson and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Brakkton railed against how jokes made by CPAC speakers...
Alabama Legislator: Pro-Life Republican Would Force Abortion if Daughter ‘Got Pregnant by a Black Man’
Read More »But during the debate, Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, said that his Republican colleagues would support abortion if their daughters were impregnated by black men.
"Ninety-nine percent of the all of the white people in here are going to raise their hand that they are against abortion," he said. "On the other hand, 99 percent of the whites who are sitting in here now, if their daughter got pregnant by a black man, they are going to make their daughter have an abortion."...
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As a child growing up in Detroit and Boston, I had many opportunities to experience the ugly face of racism and witnessed the devastating toll exacted by its mean-spirited nature.
I was a victim of the racism of low expectations for black children, but in retrospect, I can see that many of those attitudes were based on ignorance. Large numbers of white people actually believed that blacks were intellectually inferior, and there was a host of other inaccurate beliefs that whites held about blacks and that blacks held about whites.
Many of those misperceptions probably would have persisted if measures had not been taken to abolish the separation of the races. One of those measures was affirmative action, which was based on the admirable concept that we should take into consideration inherent difficulties faced by minorities growing up in a racist society...