Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Friday, September 28, 2012

The Huffington Post reports that “Scott Brown Supporters Mock Elizabeth Warren With Tomahawk Chop, War Cries.”

Part of what has shocked me about the racism on display in the current election season is the complete lack of shame that the perpetrators have. It’s quite jarring to see disgusting actions performed by people who are clearly enjoying what they are doing.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour says of Chris Christie’s RNC speech, “While I would love for Christie to put a hot poker to Obama’s butt, I thought he did what he was supposed to do.”
Gawker and NewJerseyNewsRoom.com do a fine job of explaining why it is troubling to hear a white man speak of “branding” a black man. 
What I am surprised to have not seen mentioned anywhere are references to the 1997 torture of Abner Louima by NYPD officers. “One officer, Justin A. Volpe, admitted in court in May 1999 that he had rammed a broken broomstick into Mr. Louima’s rectum and then thrust it in his face.”
Regardless of what was in Barbour’s heart or mind when he uttered those words, it is hard to imagine them being said of any other president. Perhaps Barbour did not have branding or torture in mind. But why did he think it was appropriate for him to make such a comment about President Obama? What is it that is different about this president? Oh, wait, never mind. I think I know.

Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour says of Chris Christie’s RNC speech, “While I would love for Christie to put a hot poker to Obama’s butt, I thought he did what he was supposed to do.”

Gawker and NewJerseyNewsRoom.com do a fine job of explaining why it is troubling to hear a white man speak of “branding” a black man. 

What I am surprised to have not seen mentioned anywhere are references to the 1997 torture of Abner Louima by NYPD officers. “One officer, Justin A. Volpe, admitted in court in May 1999 that he had rammed a broken broomstick into Mr. Louima’s rectum and then thrust it in his face.

Regardless of what was in Barbour’s heart or mind when he uttered those words, it is hard to imagine them being said of any other president. Perhaps Barbour did not have branding or torture in mind. But why did he think it was appropriate for him to make such a comment about President Obama? What is it that is different about this president? Oh, wait, never mind. I think I know.

Friday, August 31, 2012

June - Inge Marler tells this joke at an Ozarks Tea Party event:

“A black kid asks his mom, ‘Mama, what’s a democracy?’

“‘Well, son, that be when white folks work every day so us po’ folks can get all our benefits.’

“‘But mama, don’t the white folk get mad about that?’

“‘They sho do, son. They sho do. And that’s called racism.’”

Read more here.

2 whites throw peanuts at black CNN camerawoman covering GOP convention, she’s ‘not surprised’

According to the Washington Post: “A black camerawoman who works for CNN said Thursday that she was not surprised to have two people at the Republican National Convention throw peanuts at her and say ‘this is what we feed animals.’ “

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mark Oxner, Republican candidate for congress, releases an ad featuring Obama as the captain of a slave ship. 

From the Huffington Post:

The video also includes shots of children rowing the boat while a man holding a whip watches closely.

"Let’s not enslave our children with debt," Oxner says, as the boat heads towards the edge of waterfall. "It’s time to turn this ship around."

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Conservative Agenda In Trayvon Martin Case: Whites Are Victims

liberalsarecool:

At first glance, there’s no obvious conservative agenda here. They might, in the abstract, want to defend the “Stand Your Ground” laws that have suddenly drawn the public’s attention since the Martin shooting. But the shooting itself? There’s no special conservative principle at stake that says neighborhood watch captains should be able to shoot anyone who looks suspicious. There’s no special conservative principle at stake that says local police forces should barely even pretend to investigate the circumstances of a shooting. There’s no special conservative principle at stake that says young black men shouldn’t wear hoodies.

As Kevin Drum explains:

“the conservative principle that’s actually at stake here: convincing us all that traditional racism no longer really exists and that it’s whites who are the real racial victims in today’s America.”

You can see the Drudge/Right Wing smear campaign and fake photos of Trayvon kick in the past few days.