In contemporary political discourse, black America often seems to be perceived as a monolith. We are expected to think, act, and vote as one, and any attempt to step outside the bounds of our pre-determined spectrum of thoughts can lead to summary excommunication. Our diversity pertains to our race, ethnicity, gender orientation, or sexual preference when set against the rest of the American population, but the diversity of opinions, beliefs, and values found among American blacks is seldom acknowledged. Even though the ‘black community’ in America includes immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America, as well as multiracial individuals and descendants of the slave trade, we are often grouped together as one large indistinguishable ideological bloc.
Anti-white racism is endemic among liberals. For liberals, it is permissible to show disdain for white people in a way that would be totally, totally unacceptable to show for blacks, Hispanics, or people of other “colors” of the liberal rainbow.
This is clearer than ever now that we have been exposed to the ravings of The New York Times’ latest hire, editorial writer Sarah Jeong.
Read this entire thread. This was not a “one off”.
I decided to wait until now to talk about Sarah Jeong because I didn’t want to be part of the “outrage mob” on either side.
— Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) August 3, 2018
In New York City, street co-namings—in which a thoroughfare takes on an additional, ceremonial name in honor of a distinguished figure—rarely generate much fuss, and their approval is typically pro forma. But yesterday, a city council committee voted to co-name a street in Brooklyn after Jean-Jacques Dessalines, emperor of Haiti after the island won its independence from France in 1804.
The council’s designation of a two-mile stretch of Rogers Avenue in Brooklyn as Jean-Jacques Dessalines Boulevard sparked some controversy because Dessalines was an enthusiastic advocate of racial murder. Following the defeat of Napoleon’s forces and their retreat from Hispaniola, Dessalines named himself Governor-General-for-Life and decided to wipe the slate clean. Heeding the words of his personal secretary Louis Boisrond-Tonnerre, framer of the Haitian Act of Independence, who declaimed, “we should use the skin of a white man as a parchment, his skull as an inkwell, his blood for ink, and a bayonet for a pen,” Dessalines ordered the murder of virtually every white man, followed soon afterward by all white women and children, in the new nation. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people were butchered in a few months.
The changes in the way race plays into national politics are not a reaction to Barack Obama. They are a reaction to the world progressives built and are still building.
Ezra Klein’s Monday article in Vox addressed race in politics, comparing the election of Barack Obama with the election of Donald Trump. It was longer and more nuanced than most of what is published there, but still missed the major point.
The changes in the way race plays into national politics are not a reaction to Obama. They are a reaction to the world progressives built and are still building, a world that has seen the Left’s default position go from aspiring toward color-blindness to one of grievance-nursing along every possible intersectional axis. The political world that gave us Trump is different than the one that gave us Obama, but the difference is of the Left’s own making.
Rob Shimshock of Campus Unmasked investigates a conference where K-12 teachers learned how to talk about social justice concepts to kids.
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!
“…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?”
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.
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.”
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.
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?.
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”.
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.
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.”