As the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Danielle Cadet gave an important reminder of the dangers of illegal surveillance by the government and the nefarious uses it can be put to, recalling how the FBI bugged King’s home and office and used information it gained to try to make him commit suicide.
Category Archive: Racism
Jan 23 2014
Jan 22 2014
Every time Sarah Palin opens her mouth or sits at her computer keyboard, there’s a good bet that something stupid is going to come out. On her Facebook page she wishes everyone a happy Martin Luther King day and adds on this extraneous bit of idiocy:
Jan 19 2014
This story will have you shedding a tear for those poor neo-Nazi white supremacists who flocked to North Dakota thinking they were creating a city just for them with none of those uppity black people around. The former grand wizard of the KKK said he tried to warn the guy who started it:
Jan 16 2014
David Barton has officially endorsed Barry Smitherman, current chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, to be the next attorney general of that state. Smitherman, among many other extremist views, is an advocate of secession. He’s also defended a white supremacist group founded by a neo-Nazi and objected to them being labeled a hate group. There …
Jan 12 2014
My dad has long said that it would probably take less than a week to raise a million man confederate army to refight the Civil War. Meet the gomers who are trying to do just that, the New Confederate Army. There seems to have been some sort of split, with “General” Charles Goldson, who appears …
Jan 10 2014
Readers of this blog will not be the least bit surprised by this article in the Washington Monthly about the pervasively, undeniably racist nature of traffic stops. The article looks at the difference between stops made because of a clear violation of traffic laws and stops made solely as a pretext to try to search …
Dec 30 2013
So the Duck Dynasty Douchebag, as I have been referring to Phil Robertson, is back and so is the show on A&E after a 9-day “indefinite” suspension that skipped over all the usual elements that surround such situations. This is what I wrote in a private Facebook group on Dec. 19:
Dec 30 2013
A teacher in Fairfield, Ohio has been suspended and (I would hope) likely to be fired after allegedly making racist remarks to a black student. And it turns out that this teacher has a long history of warnings and infractions and some of his former students are speaking out.
Dec 24 2013
Dammit, I really don’t want to write about that Duck Dynasty douchebag. I really, really don’t. But wingnuts keep saying the most egregiously idiotic things about it and I just have to. But this one will be hard to top. A Republican congressional candidate from Illinois says Phil Robertson is the new Rosa Parks.
Dec 12 2013
Adding to the long list of wingnuts attacking Nelson Mandela after his death on specious grounds, the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios said that putting Mandela in prison and into solitary confinement was absolutely the right thing to do. She lies in the process:
Dec 11 2013
While virtually everyone across the political spectrum in the US has responded to the death of Nelson Mandela with statements of praise, it’s clear that the American right is largely being disingenuous. Now that Mandela is a global hero, they say nice things about him; while he was alive, and even while he was in …
Dec 10 2013
While most conservatives outside of the really far right fringe are publicly celebrating Nelson Mandela without acknowledging that they opposed him in the most grandiose terms when it actually mattered, Deroy Murdock owns up to it and admits that he was completely wrong.
Dec 02 2013
Almost five years ago, a former KKK leader in Alabama and another person allegedly erected a cross and burned it in a predominately black neighborhood. Now that leader and his mother have been arrested and charged with perjury and obstruction of justice in the case.
Nov 27 2013
John Derbyshire, the incredibly racist former National Review columnist who now writes for white nationalist site VDARE, hasn’t seen the movie 12 Years a Slave. But if he knows anything (and that may be a crapshoot), he knows that it fails to capture the happy-go-lucky nature of slavery.
Nov 22 2013
The Navy has a huge bribery scandal on its hands with multiple high-ranking officers under indictment or investigation for taking bribes from a contractor to give them information that jeopardized national security. Naturally, the racist website VDARE blames it all on colored furriners.