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Tag: racism
  • Eric Garner, Blue Privilege, and the Realities of the Nanny-state

    In 2004, police in Kenosha, WI shot unarmed 21-year-old Michael Bell in front of 5 eyewitnesses, including his mother and sister, while his hands were cuffed behind his back and 10 years later the policeman involved is still on the force. Michael Bell was a white male. On July 5, 2011, three officers in the Fullerton Police …

  • The Tragedy of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman

    The death of teenager Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. The resulting media and federal government fueled circus was a travesty. “I’m thrilled that this jury kept this tragedy from becoming a travesty,” noted Zimmerman defense attorney Don West. Mr. West may have received the verdict he fought for with the acquittal of Mr. Zimmerman, but …

  • Paula Deen and Reputation in the Market

    After admitting to using the “n-word” in the past and organizing a party featuring black people dressed as slaves, Paula Deen has been getting dropped by her sponsors like a hot, possibly racist, cathead biscuit. While the Paula Deen scandal speaks volumes about the current racial climate in America, another important lesson should be lifted from …

  • Gun Control is Racist

    Today I learned that the largest gun control enforcers during the Reconstruction were the Ku Klux Klan, disarming black people with roving bands of “disarmament posses.” From the 2010 article by Adam Winkler entitled The Secret History of Guns: After losing the Civil War, Southern states quickly adopted the Black Codes, laws designed to reestablish …

  • The Problems of Left and Right: Trayvon Martin

    Unless you’ve… no, even if you have been living under a rock you’ve heard of the horrible case of Trayvon Martin’s death at the hands of George Zimmerman in Florida. This shocking case has gotten everyone from politicians, celebrities, talking heads, and yes, even my grandparents to weigh in on what happened that night. There …

  • America the Caged

    Adam Gopnik writes about the modern-day shame of the American Prison State: For a great many poor people in America, particularly poor black men, prison is a destination that braids through an ordinary life, much as high school and college do for rich white ones. More than half of all black men without a high-school …

  • Beating Racism with Individualism

    The challenge for this generation is to keep our liberty. And the challenge is now upon us. – Peter Robinson At Drake University I serve as a Peer Mentor/Academic Consultant.  Basically, my job is to act as a mentor for roughly 20 freshman (first-years, actually, because freshman is considered sexist and politically incorrect at Drake) …

  • GOP Complicating Debt Debate because Obama Is Black?

    Well according to the Congresswoman from Texas, Shelia Jackson Lee, the Republican Party is making the debt debate complicated for the simple reason of race. Really?  They are complicating the debate because Barack Obama is black? It wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that we owe more than $46,000 in debt per citizen? …

  • The War on Drugs is the new Slavery

    A new book from an Ohio State law professor reports that there are now more black American men in prison, jail, on probation, or on parole than were enslaved in 1850.  This is largely due, the author has found, to the impact of the War on Drugs, which is “‘waged almost exclusively in poor communities …

  • Alan Keyes on Tea Party Racism