Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, took part Thursday in the annual Unthanksgiving Day on Alcatraz.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Kaepernick made the surprise appearance at the event that commemorates the nine-month occupation of the prison by Native American activists from 1969-1971.
“Our fight is the same fight,” Kaepernick told the crowd, in a message he posted on Twitter. “We’re all fighting for our justice, for our freedom. And realizing that we are all in this fight together makes us all the more powerful.”
Shaun King, a leftist political activist and writer for The Intercept, asserted Monday in response to a Trump tweet that “ungrateful is the new nigger.”
In a segment about the Justice Department looking at “Black Identity Extremist” groups, Burley said, “Again it continues to try to undermine and criminalize our leaders in a way that undermines the movement. We saw that with MLK when J. Edgar Hoover wrote letters telling him to commit murder, we saw that when Fred Hampton was actually assassinated by police.”
In today’s world, race is a big topic. It’s always been a big topic in America, but it seems to be at the forefront of many discussions right now.
Black protest organizations and lawmakers have grown increasingly concerned about the contents of an FBI document called “Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers,” NBC News reported Thursday. The groups believe that the document, which warns of potential violence form black extremists, would paint black organizers as “boogie men.”
Then maybe you shouldn’t be seditious or inciting the murder of police officers.
When police declined to charge a black man for a hoax involving threatening racist messages on his car, Kansas State University’s Black Student Union objected.
The group released a shocking statement late Monday demanding that criminal charges be filed against Dauntarius Williams for his supposed “Halloween prank,” saying it was “appalled, disgusted and hurt” by his actions, which constitute “hate speech” regardless of his race…
Reckoning with Race: America’s Failure, by Gene Dattel (Encounter, 408 pp., $27.99)
What gives Gene Dattel’s Reckoning with Race: America’s Failure its special power is that, even after its bracingly original and thoroughly researched account of the racism of the abolitionist North from the late eighteenth century until long after the Civil War, the book nevertheless does not shrink from laying the ills of today’s black American underclass not at the door of a painful history, with ample blame for northern as well as southern whites, but squarely at the feet of black Americans themselves. Yes, shameful, deeply shameful, were slavery, Jim Crow, and northern racism, and who can doubt that they left grievous scars? Still, America fought a war to end the evil institution, had a civil rights movement to try to erase its malign remnants, and spent decades on affirmative action and other nostrums to expunge even the faintest remaining traces. Whatever white Americans could do to atone for and repair the damage they caused, they have done, as much as imperfect humans in an imperfect world can do. Now, Dattel argues, it’s up to black Americans to save themselves.
America’s urban communities need a reformation. So why do they keep electing Democrats whose progressive policies hold them hostage on the plantation of liberal ideology?
While flocks of women are reliving and telling tales of their disturbing experiences with alleged Hollywood predator Harvey Weinstein, one of Buzzfeed’s woke black writers has other things on her mind; the lack of diversity of his victims.
In an article for Buzzfeed titled “There’s an elephant in Harvey Weinstein’s hotel room”, Feminist Bim Adewunmi laments the fact that all of Harvey’s victims are white, and argues that the reason black women do not get leading roles in movies is because they are often seen as “not fuckable” by producers.
Well, the ratings are in for the National Football League and I bet you can already guess what the verdict was after this national anthem nonsense. Yep—that’s right. After a six-week period, ratings are down almost 10 percent. It seems ‘take a knee’ syndrome that hits some players when the Star-Spangled Banner is played has driven fans away.
A 27-year-old black man found himself arrested recently when he spit on a 52-year-old homeless guy whose only apparent crime was being white. Yes, it sounds like hyperbole, but it’s not.
NEW YORK — Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem.
At a forum at the College of William & Mary on Sept. 27, the ACLU got a sample of what conservatives have been experiencing on campuses for years.
As Claire Gastanaga, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, began speaking to a small audience, a group of demonstrators marched in with a large banner that said, “Blood on Your Hands.”
They lined up in front of the stage, holding placards.
Apparently clueless about what was about to transpire, Ms. Gastaaga said, “Good. I like this. Good.”
Strike 2, and she’s benched.
ESPN suspended Jemele Hill on Monday, the network announced, for two weeks “for a second violation of our social media guidelines.”
ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz signaled that Hill’s offending tweet involved suggesting fans boycott Cowboys advertisers if they were upset Jerry Jones told his players they would stand for the national anthem or be benched.
The FBI Counterterrorism Division warned about the potential violence that could come from members of “Black Identity Extremists” (BIE), according to a document obtained by Foreign Policy.