Mississippi arrested a kid for wearing the wrong color shoes to school. The parent couldn't afford the proper shoes so the kid went to jail.
If the parents are smart, they'll sue.
Orson Scott Card.
Being hearing about this dude for hot a minute. What's going on?
How about the old cracker that slapped a Black/Biracial child on a plane because he was crying as they were landing and said to his White mother "Shut that n****r baby up!" He lost his job by thy way.
Let's add in his lawyer who said that just b/c the man slapped the black baby (his white parents adopted him) and called him an n****r, it wasn't about race, and he's not a racist.
But how did he even manage to land a hit? What mom allows a drunk stranger to slap her child? When he first raised his hand, how come she didn't break his fingers?
My theory is that his white mom is not used to having a defend a child on this level. Had this been me on my mom's lap, all of those years ago, story would have been, man beaten to death with shoe on plane.I saw the woman and she basically waited for another man to "assist" her. That's not how I was raised to roll, but you know, white women are used to being fought for and defended, not doing the fighting. I've just noticed that some women are used to having to stick up themselves, and others always look to other people (usually a man) to do it. Both parents were on the news and the dad was all "he's lucky I wasn't there" but I thought it was lame the mom didn't deck the guy. I don't have kids but I would not be afraid to take a punch to defend my a child(and a baby no less) if I did have one.The mom was like 'he's really nervous around strangers now' and I'm like, well, the fact that he knows you won't protect him when push comes to shove isn't helping...she kind of really pissed me off. I'd say, don't adopt/have black kids if you aren't willing to fight for them.
I heard a comic say you know he wouldn't have tried that with a black woman and her baby! I have to agree I would have lost my mind. Of course your comment made me think. Why AREN'T black women being fought for and defended? I can fight, but I know I can never win a fight with Mike Tyson. A real man should be stepping in when another man is trying to confront a woman. Even if she did crack his head open a man should have stepped in and put the guy in check. I know most won't agree.
You've probably already heard about this one, but here we go anyway: A nurse is suing a hospital in Flint because it allegedly (and I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if it were true) agreed to the demands of a newborn's father to not allow African American nurses near his baby.
Oh, you beat me too it. I'd add all of the commenters who claimed that the hospital did the right thing, b/c if something had happened to the baby, it would have caused a problem. B/c yeah, a nurse who has been working for decades without incident would clearly be so callous as to harm the child of a racist.Um, hello people, we cared for your children without incident when you legally made us 60% human, and as you raped us, beat us, and sold our own families out from under us. So yeah, a black lady taking good care of the white child of a man who hates her is nothing new.The hospital should have told that man to take his baby to one of the hospitals run by the Klan or the Aryan Nation if he doesn't want it touched by black/non-white people. B/c that is the ONLY place in 2013 that should follow those instructions.
That was not the right thing what that hospital did to Tonya.If he didn't want Black people to handle his kid he should have got a mid wife and birthed the baby at his home. Supposed that this child would have had an immediate medical condition? I guess he would have rather let the kid die before letting her touch it.Sad how people like that exist .Funny how that Neo nazi didn't want the nurse to care for his kid. It made think about that Neo Nazi that was killed by his then 10 year old son. He thought that immigrants and other minorities was the threat. Guess he never thought that his own child would do it.
This is a classic case of customer service issues. Why does the parent even have a say? This is the friggin' NICU, not the local fast food joint.The problem in this country is people think that because they're paying for something, they have all the say - no, the hell they don't.This is how we end up with customers who are 2-3 months behind on a bill, confidently talking smack about how they'll take their money somewhere else - um, what money????
I think this was mentioned elsewhere, but white people aren't used to being told NOT to do things. It's not something they grow up having to worry about. No boundaries, no rules, no being told no. So they expect to have a say or give their opinion on everything.I've heard stories involving black folks who could pass (e.g. Levi Watkins Jr.) being told the same thing to their faces.
http://news.yahoo.com/britain-india-diamond-royal-crown-ours-000950576.html"I don't think demanding it back is the right approach," Cameron said. "My people benefited greatly from your oppression, so CLEARLY I know better how to handle your mistreatment than you do"The nerve
LOL at one of the comments underneath it:In other words, "we stole it fair and square, so it's ours"?Apparently they have some Greek art that Athens wanted back, and England was like, "Fuck you." The prince actually used that as an example of why they shouldn't return India's diamond. He's all "We didn't give Athens their shit back, what makes you think you darkies are gonna get this diamons back? That's not 'sensible' or 'responsible.' "
Egypt demanded the Rosetta Stone back. Britain sent a replica.
So Supernatural had an episode last night about a witch from an earlier episode(a fantastic episode, by the way) has a pet dog/negress who he has sex with. She calls him "master" and wears a studded collar. Yes.And these last few episodes have been so promising. I wish there were no black people on the CW. *sigh*
I wish there were no black people on the CW.I refuse to touch anything from that channel.
This. Film. Don't extend a diplomatic invitation to Rick Yune. He will steal your democracy! And my old Aaron Eckhart phase continues to puzzle me.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74F_pts7Uhg
Oh, honey....This has been addressed.
No apology necessary. Join the discussion!
Here's one:From Racism Review: Seriously though, Delavan-Darien High School was recently under fire by parents who reportedly:…accused a diversity class of promoting a critical race theory, alleging that students are being taught that minorities are disadvantaged by white oppressors.Fox news gleefully reported that the class “…exposed students to radical leftist thinkers.” Parents of students at the high school described the curriculum was “indoctrination,” due to the exposure of works by University of Texas professor Robert Jensen, author of The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege and social experiments which required students to participate in critically analyzing the racial composition of dolls on the shelves of a local Wal-mart.One of the complaining parent said that the reading materials and assigned tasks were…“meant to divide and victimize non-whites and condition whites to feel guilty and to be more passive.” Someone reached out to the (conservative) Young America’s Foundation, which dismissed the class as “race-baiting,” “indoctriniation,” and so much “white guilt.”The Superintendent Robert Crist deflected the controversy by blaming the class on the youth of the teacher within the course. He went on to state the course raised “red flags.” He believes “in helping kids understand the basic objectives of curriculum and not use some radical material to get a student to support some kind of a special theory.” Special he says? Tell that to the people of color who fell prey to the racial predatory loans (1990s-2000s) that fueled the recent housing crisis. Regardless, currently the class is out of commission and under review by the powers that be within the local school district.
Did Laura Murphy have a had in this?
Are we going to waste any time of racist witch Lisa Lampanelli?
She and Lena Dunham are buddies now apparently. Fitting.
By the way, I finally hit the Twitter Century with #whitehistoryclasses.
In particular, pay attention to Louis Fairandblonde. That name will have me laughing into my old age.
From Salon: "New York school assigns racist word-problems to fourth-graders" (http://www.salon.com/2013/02/22/new_york_school_assigns_racist_word_problems_to_fourth_graders/?source=newsletter)On Thursday, NY1 revealed the story of a New York public school that has been doling out some incredibly unorthodox homework. When a fourth-grade teacher asked student teacher Aziza Harding to make copies of the worksheets, Harding was stunned to see that it was a “Slavery Word Problems Homework” assignment. The word problems included the questions, “In a slave ship, there can be 3,799 slaves. One day, the slaves took over the ship. 1,897 are dead. How many slaves are alive?” and, “One slave got whipped five times a day. How many times did he get whipped in a month (31 days)? Another slave got whipped nine times a day. How many times did he get whipped in a month? How many times did the two slaves get whipped together in one month?”...Let me just say, I'm neither surprised, nor "appalled" by this, or any other kind of racism. It was never meant to be something "WE" liked anyway -- and still isn't. What draws my attention to shit like this, is the fact that there aren't more Aziza Hardings saying and doing this:"Harding took it upon herself to copy a different assignment instead, writing the assigning teacher a note saying she wasn’t comfortable with the questions. She then spoke with her NYU professor Charlton McIlwain, who brought the story to NY1. “This is really inappropriate … It shouldn’t be a homework assignment,” says Harding, “and I did not want to make copies of this.”What followed was the expected and typical, We apologize or slavery" bullshit:Since the story broke, Chairman of the New York City Education Sub-Committee state Sen. Simcha Felder has called the materials “reprehensible and irresponsible” and called for the immediate removal of the teachers. And the city’s Department of Education released a statement Thursday saying that “This is obviously unacceptable and we will take appropriate disciplinary action against these teachers. The Chancellor spoke to the principal, and she has already taken steps to ensure this does not happen again.” The school’s principal, meanwhile, had a terser response. As she told reporters Thursday, “I am appalled by this.”Expected, typical and bullshit because:What’s even more stunning about the story is that the same set of questions had already gone home to a different fourth-grade class in January, via a teacher identified in the New York Daily News as Jane Youn. It turns out the students themselves had come up with the questions as part of their course work on slavery. Their East Side school, by the way, has a predominantly white student body – only 5 percent of the children are African-American. (emphasis mine)This statement by MEW is even more telling (at least to me) than she probably knows:"An education that doesn’t incorporate nuanced, critical thinking is useless. And that’s the deeper shame of the whole debacle: that a group of teachers and students could come up with a list of numbers, but couldn’t see something so blatantly wrong, right in front of them."
http://pocproblems.tumblr.com/post/43833834703/dhrupad-bush-mama-1979Best thing I've seen all day
n what they considered to be humorous updates and tweets about the 2013 Academy Awards last night, the satirical website The Onion posted a tweet about youngest nominee in Oscar history, Quvenzhane Wallis, where they described her using the "c-word."Also....And we're not going to even discuss how little Quvenzhane had to tell an AP news reporter on the red carpet, "No, that's not my name" when the person told her they would just call her "Annie" instead (presumably because her name is "too difficult" for them to pronounce).
Yeah, because, you know, "those people" always have to have those difficult names that are hard to pronounce, right? Name-changing is nothing new. They did it to Kunta Kinte, remember?And don't get me started on someone calling her the c-word. I bet no one has ever called JonBenet Ramsey or Caylee Anthony such names.
Let's talk about how fucking creepy TP's new movie is.
This person says it perfectly: http://carolynedgar.com/2013/04/02/tyler-perrys-rape-problem/
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