I am unsure what Nellie Andreeva is saying here. Okay. That is a lie. The short version is: There are to many non-white faced on TV these days. I am sure she would dispute this, claim I am misunderstanding her point. But, as is the case with any sea change, the pendulum … Continue Reading White Actors Need Roles Too!
My Facebook feed filled up pretty quick with white people lamenting the Ferguson situation. Except, it was not the kind of lamenting you would hope. It was white people expressing how they cannot understand how black people cannot get it through their heads how destroying their own community solves nothing. … Continue Reading Just Don’t Understand
So, part one of my thoughts on the situation surrounding the Rosa Parks of our generation. You might have heard about this. For reasons unknown to me, Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson felt the need to expound on who would be accepted into heaven. He was quoting the Bible and then … Continue Reading The Sound of Silence
I have been thinking about Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia recent commentary regarding the Voting Rights Act. A reminder: And this last enactment, not a single vote in the Senate against it. And the House is pretty much the same. Now, I don’t think that’s attributable to the fact that … Continue Reading For the Colorblind
Man. I think I should make all my post titles lines from Casablanca. One of the great films of all time. I was actually going to go with the “I’m shocked to find gambling etc” line…but I opted for something less common. Big Brother Mitt Romney spoke before the NAACP … Continue Reading Perhaps You Have Already Observed That in Casablanca Human Life is Cheap.
So, for years in conversations with conservatives, when discussing the topic of race…conservatives have asked how you know someone is racist. Accusations of racism are the most heinous of accusations one can make in the eyes of many conservatives. But what always fascinates me is the demand for proof…mainly, because … Continue Reading How Do You Know?
Conservative bristle at the suggestion that Newt Gingrich is “dog whistling” to racists. Yet, when Juan Williams asked a fair question, Newt casually and quickly responded with no thought… he just said no. As if there was nothing to think about. Nothing to consider. A woman stood up and … Continue Reading Those Who Teach History Are Doomed To Repeat It
So, recently, Newt Gingrich made the comment: And so I’m prepared if the NAACP invites me, I’ll go to their convention and talk about why the African American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps. Oh, zing. Now, it is interesting and says a lot about … Continue Reading Who Needs to Be Satisfied With a Check?
So, Ron Paul is in some hot water over newsletters from twenty years ago. The newsletters are accused of being a wee bit…um…racist. Samples include: “Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males … Continue Reading Who Needs a Timeline?!
Which is far worse than…you know…actual racism…