Of course we got attacked and people said we were racist, but I didn’t care.The Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson • Discussing his site’s pushing of the Trayvon Martin story, including posting Martin’s tweets, which showed the slain teen in an unflattering light. The Daily Caller and other conservative media outlets have put a strong focus on surfacing black-on-white violence lately, particularly the attack on two Virginian-Pilot reporters, which Bill O’Reilly covered heavily for days. BuzzFeed’s McCay Coppins analyzes the phenomenon, writing that “The conservative media’s in-your-face reporting of black-on-white crime is a sort of demonstration project — a rebellious response to decades of fielding allegations of racism from the cultural elites who run the mainstream press.” Are they focusing on the wrong issue?
Leadership starts at the top. All of the alleged violations that are outlined in the complaint are the product of a culture of disregard for basic rights within the culture of MCSO that starts at the top and pervades the organization.Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez • Commenting on the Department of Justice’s decision to sue infamous Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, alleging a pattern of abuse towards Latino inmates. The decision follows the conclusion of a three year investigation, and is the second time that the Department of Justice has filed suit against Arpaio for his conduct as sheriff. In 1997, the DOJ accused Arpaio and his employees of using excessive force on inmates, though the case was ultimately settled outside of court. When asked about the 1997 lawsuit, Perez said that the settlement in that case lacked oversight, and as a result the demanded reforms ”proved not to be sustainable.” source (via • follow)
For the record, I find my colleague John Derbyshire’s piece fundamentally indefensible and offensive. I wish he hadn’t written it.National Review writer Jonah Goldberg • Throwing his fellow National Review writer under the bus for his most recent article, which is, to put it mildly, the worst article to be written on race in a long time. Gawker puts it best: “It’s baffling—how can such an ill-conceived work of unadultered racism exist in an ostensibly modern magazine?” Good question. Perhaps it shouldn’t.
For people to weigh in, for professional race-baiters like [Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Rep. Frederica Wilson], and for the president himself to weigh in and make this a simple parable about white racism is very foolish.Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson • During a debate with Alan Colmes, shortly after a montage was shown of various people weighing-in on the Trayvon Martin case, on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” Carlson argued that President Obama is “making the case that this boy was killed because the way he looks, and we don’t know that all.” Colmes, on the other hand, believed that President Obama took exactly the right tone, saying, “Tucker, if we had a white president and a white boy had been shot and a white president had said that could have been my son, nobody would have said a word about it.” source (via • follow)
This mindset is exactly why creative shows of color don’t get to exist on television anymore. There’s an overbearing sense of entitlement that refuses to allow shows of color to thrive. How dare we even try?People on the Internet Can Be Hella Racist Congrats to Issa Rae and the crew of Awkward Black Girl for their Shorty Award win in the category of “Best Web Show”! (Having given out quite a few awards in my day, I know exactly the kind of racism she’s talking about in her piece.)
I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.Geraldo Rivera • He continued:, saying that “every time you see someone sticking up a 7-11, the kid is wearing a hoodie. Every time you see a mugging on a surveillance camera or they get the old lady in the alcove, it’s a kid wearing a hoodie.” Geraldo eventually concluded that, Million Hoodie March aside, “you can not rehabilitate the hoodie.” We predict that these comments won’t be controversial at all. source (via • follow)
thereluctantintellectual says: Let’s not forget history too. California was a part of Mexico before the Mexican-American War. The Mexican people who supported the US side of the war, usually large land owners were later pushed out of their land and gov’t by white migrants.
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The only reason I can explain it to you is I am not a fan of our president, but this goes beyond not being a fan. I didn’t send it as racist, although that’s what it is. I sent it out because it’s anti-Obama.Montana-based Federal Judge Richard Cebull • Discussing why he forwarded an e-mail featuring a joke that involved bestiality and Obama’s mom — a joke that was widely seen as racist. “Normally I don’t send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching,” the George W. Bush appointee wrote on the e-mail. “I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.” The e-mail leaked to the press when it kept getting forwarded along and eventually reached the inbox of a Great Falls Tribune reporter. ”This is a private thing that was, to say the least, very poor judgment on my part,” the judge said after the e-mail reached said reporter. Ya think?
I feel like we are brothers in understanding what these groups, on the left primarily, decided that you’re not to be allowed to speak. They will banish you and make you an outcast and Pat, I’m sorry that’s happened to you.Fox News Contributor Juan Williams • Wrapping up an interview with former MSNBC analyst Pat Buchanan, during which the two discussed the repeated charges of racism that Buchanan has faced. In his first interview since being fired by MSNBC, Buchanan staunchly denied all charges of racism. When asked, point-blank, by Williams if he was a racist, Buchanan replied, “Do I hate black folks? That’s what racism mean — that I hate black folks, I want them discriminted against… No!” Watch the unedited interview here. source (via • follow)