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Tag Archives: Racism

Over That?

© Scott Bateman Anyone who thinks that our society (or even individual people) is beyond racism is deluding themselves. I would be willing to bet that every one of us has done racist things in their lives. Racism is not something that magically goes away (like, if we suddenly elect a black president), it is […]

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Racial Code Words

Satirist Andy Borowitz hits the nail on the head. Even Cliven Bundy’s staunchest supporter, Sean Hannity, has been forced to distance himself from Bundy’s remarks about black people picking cotton and speculating that they were better off as slaves. Republicans Blast Nevada Rancher for Failing to Use Commonly Accepted Racial Code Words WASHINGTON (The Borowitz […]

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Tea Party

Yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz posted some nice words about Nelson Mandela on his website. He also reposted them to his Facebook page. Here’s what he said: Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He stood firm for decades on the principle that until all South Africans […]

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Racist? Part 2

Well, if they aren’t racist, then the only other possibility is that they are incredibly naive and stupid.

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Racist?

Ever get confused as to whether something is racist or not? This can help! Jon Stewart and three members of the Daily Show team, PLUS Key and Peele. It doesn’t get much funnier than this.

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Ultimate Racism

The Daily Show is freaking brilliant. You absolutely have to watch this. UPDATE: Don Yelton, the GOP precinct chairman interviewed in this video who said that the new GOP-backed Voter ID law will hurt “lazy blacks”, and will be bad for Democrats, has resigned. And it sounds like his resignation was forced on him.

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Fifty Years Ago Today

I am told that when I was just a toddler my mother took me and we marched with Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Today is the 50-year anniversary of his famous “I have a dream” speech, so it is appropriate to take stock of how much has changed for the better in the last 50 […]

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Equal Opportunity Profiling

© Matt Bors Profiling, not just for blacks and hispanics any more. UPDATE: Hat tip to a reader for pointing out this article in Gawker. Be sure to read the comments. It just keeps getting funnier and scarier, all at the same time: Many people don’t want to hear this kind of tough love, of […]

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Turnabout

After a Korean airplane crashed during landing at SFO, a San Francisco TV station screwed up royally by reporting fake racist names for the pilots (Sum Ting Wong, Wi To Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, …). I have no idea if this is true or not, but after a Southwest Airlines flight crashed recently in New […]

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Daily Show on Florida verdicts

I’m enjoying John Oliver’s summer at the helm of the Daily Show. Also worth a view is Lewis Black’s segment on Texas.

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Am I Racist?

© Ted Rall Was it my imagination, or was the media trying to turn this into another blockbuster like the OJ Simpson trial? Everyone seems to be riled up, but we still don’t have any real answers as to what to do. I’m thinking that “stand your ground” laws are a very bad idea, but […]

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Racism

So, within 30 seconds of the crash of Asiana flight 214 at SFO, there was a photo of it posted on Twitter. Almost as quickly, the mainstream media jumped on the theory that the crash occurred because of the Korean tradition of unwillingness to question authority. The theory posited that surely one of the co-pilots […]

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I’m not a birther, but…

The joke used to be that people would say “I’m not a racist, but…” and then go on to say racist things. Well, the GOP apparently has a new version of that. It may not be acceptable to say racist things in public, but it is ok to accuse our first black president of having […]

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The Only Thing to Fear Is …

The only way this could be better is if it were a photo of Gene Wilder from Blazing Saddles.

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Voting Slavishly?

I found this image on Facebook. I’m not sure if it is valid. First of all, the Washington Territory wasn’t created until 1853, and yet this says the map is from 1846. And the Civil War itself didn’t start until 1861. So this is not a “Civil War Map” and it sure isn’t from 1846. […]

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