Category Archives: “racial justice”

Shades of Toronto? Why Baltimore Police Have ‘Stopped Noticing Crime’

An interesting news story ran in Thursday’s USA Today. “Baltimore police stopped noticing crime after Freddie Gray’s death,” read the headline. “A wave of killings followed.”

What I found most interesting about it, though, was not the facts that were reported but rather that anyone should have found them surprising. “Just before a wave of violence turned Baltimore into the nation’s deadliest big city,” the story begins, “a curious thing happened to its police force: officers suddenly seemed to stop noticing crime.”

Toronto will not know freedom from crime until tax payers fund Gangsta Rap performance venues and appoint BLM as police overseers and in general just give the “community” more and more money without end!

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The Fear of White Power

“…I told him that’s why we need to start taking on black thought leaders who yell “racism” for strategic reasons and leverage political correctness for psychological advantage. At this point, my friend’s tone changed. Well, actually he couldn’t agree with me on that one. He argued that while he personally felt it beneath him to play the race card, “Truth is, it’s the only card black people have to play in this country, so I don’t support what you’re suggesting.”

I asked what he meant. “Think about it,” he said. “If enough blacks started criticizing the victimhood narratives of black leftists who thrive on political correctness we’d be helping delegitimize [political correctness] itself. If PC is delegitimized in mainstream white society, what’s to stop things from going back to how they were in the 70s?”

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Rare sighting of John Tory’s Backbone reported…

Shocka! Mayor John Tory won’t apologize for calling gunmen who wounded 2 young girls ‘sewer rats’

Activist and U of T professor say such language is dehumanizing, unhelpful

Mayor John Tory says he has no plans to apologize for language he used to describe men who opened fire in a Scarborough playground in June and wounded two young girls.

A day after the June 14 shooting, following a meeting with the girls’ mother, Tory told reporters near the crime scene that he and the family were heartened by the fact that “the police are working aggressively and they’re working with full resources deployed to track these people, these profoundly anti-social kind of sewer rats down.”

On Monday, Toronto journalist and activist Desmond Cole sparked an online debate about Tory’s comments, asking the mayor in a tweet: “did you apologize for calling black people “profoundly anti-social sewer rats” or nah?”

Apparently we’re not allowed to disparage scum sucking animals who shoot kids.

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Larry Elder: Criminal Behavior, Not Racism, Explains ‘Racial Disparities’ in Crime Stats

A new study on racial disparities in police conduct found that differences in offending by suspects, not racism, explains officers’ responses.

In the study “Is There Evidence of Racial Disparity in Police Use of Deadly Force?” professors from Michigan State and Arizona State universities analyzed officer-involved fatal shootings in 2015 and 2016. The report’s abstract says: “We benchmark two years of fatal shooting data on 16 crime rate estimates. When adjusting for crime, we find no systematic evidence of anti-black disparities in fatal shootings, fatal shootings of unarmed citizens, or fatal shootings involving misidentification of harmless objects. … Exposure to police given crime rate differences likely accounts for the higher per capita rate of fatal police shootings for blacks, at least when analyzing all shootings. For unarmed shootings or misidentification shootings, data are too uncertain to be conclusive.”

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South Carolina police object to high-school reading list

A police union in South Carolina has challenged the inclusion of Angie Thomas’s multiple award-winning novel about police brutality, The Hate U Give, on a school’s summer reading list, describing it as “almost an indoctrination of distrust of police”.

The intervention from the Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3 came after Wando high school’s ninth-grade class was asked to read one of eight novels over the summer holidays. Two of the titles upset the police union: The Hate U Give, which follows a teenage girl after she witnesses the shooting of her unarmed best friend by a police officer, and Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s All American Boys, which sees a teenage boy trying to overcome his distrust of the police after he is wrongly suspected of shoplifting and then beaten by an officer.

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Tell them not to kill each other, jail them when they do

As violence escalates, community leaders worry about feuds fuelled on social media

A missing gold chain, rap videos brazenly shot in rival neighbourhoods and other examples of what observers call signs of disrespect are fuelling online rhetoric as violence escalates across downtown.

It is worrying community workers and challenging city officials over how to police a youthful, impressionable culture rooted in social media and the grudges playing out on those networks over several months. How it relates to the real-world violence remains murky. How to stop it, even more so.

Your “community” celebrates the “Gangsta” lifestyle is it really that big a mystery?.

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Black albino model accused of white privilege

Albino model Joanné Dion has struggled to fit into society as she isn’t always accepted by both black and white communities.

She was born with albinism – a genetic disorder which causes less pigment in the skin and eyes.

Growing up she was bullied and called “Casper” and “talcum powder”.

She’s fought hard to become a model and told BBC Minute:“I’m not normal, and I’m OK with that.”

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Joy Behar: Trump Can’t Tell the Difference ‘Between Criticism and Racism’

On Thursday’s edition of The View, they discussed a tweet from President Trump complaining that Disney CEO Bob Iger never called to apologize to him for all the negative coverage ABC has given him, even though Iger called former top Obama White House aide Valerie Jarrett to apologize that she was called an “ape” by ABC star Roseanne Barr.

The difference between criticism and racism:

Criticism is when the left says something the right doesn’t like.

Racism is when the right says something the left doesn’t like.

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Portland, Ore., was a foodie paradise. Then the social-justice warriors ruined it.

Then an anonymous Google spreadsheet began circulating warning about restaurants that served ethnic cuisine: “These white-owned businesses hamper the ability for POC”—people of color—“to run successful businesses of their own . . . by either consuming market share with their attempt at authenticity or by modifying foods to market to white palates.”

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Conservative MP Maxime Bernier reproaches race-baiting Liberal MP for being too focused on colour of her skin

OTTAWA—Conservative MP Maxime Bernier has reproached a fellow MP for being too focused on the colour of her skin. In a Twitter message published Saturday afternoon, he accused Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, who is Black, of thinking “the world revolves around (her) skin colour.”

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What Exactly Does Disrespecting The Flag At An NFL Game Have To Do With Fighting ‘Injustice?’

“LET’S GET REAL: If you think kneeling respectfully to protest injustice is more egregious than cops gunning down 12-year-old #TamirRice for holding a toy or murdering #PhilandoCastile in his car with his young daughter, then you have no moral compass. NONE.” – Peter Daou

I love that quote because it’s like saying, “LET’S GET REAL: If you think urinating respectfully on Ted Kennedy’s grave to protest injustice is more egregious than an illegal immigrant murdering Kate Steinle, then you have no moral compass. NONE.”

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Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

SPOKANE, Wash. -Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance. Her potential punishment under RCW 74.08.331 could include up to 15 years in prison.

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Meghan Markle and the myth of ‘racist’ Britain

In recent years the British public have been bombarded with allegations about our alleged bigotry. When we failed to follow the advice of the ‘Remain’ campaign in the EU referendum this ramped up several gears. Since then there has been a seemingly endless parade of pseudo-scientific claims that ‘hate crime has soared’ and the like. This has encouraged politicians and pundits to spend the last two years insisting that while the UK had long been a cauldron, it is now one whose lid is off and where racists are allowed to roam the land, attacking foreigners at will.

Some of us – certainly a majority – knew all this to be nonsense.

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The black nihilism of Ta-Nehisi Coates

Coates has profited from the very thing he is intent on destroying: the American Dream.

The past few years, ever since the publication of his celebrated books Between the World and Me (2015) and We Were Eight Years in Power (2017), have been superlatively successful ones for Ta-Nehisi Coates. He has been hailed as the pre-eminent black intellectual of his generation, awarded a National Book Award, a MacArthur Genius Award, and courted as a public speaker by major college campuses across the country.

It is only in America, however, where a poor black boy who grew up in a crime-infested area in West Baltimore could become the man Coates became and achieve the status he did.

H/T Marvin

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