Tag: Racism

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. MLK, the City of St. Augustine, and Racism

 

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I was reminded of the trips we have made to St. Augustine, FL.

When tourists go to St. Augustine, many focus on the local fort, the Castillo de San Marcos, the candy factory, or listen to commentary about the countries that fought for control of Florida. On one of our trips, however, we located a quiet part of town, a neighborhood of discreet older homes with nicely trimmed lawns. These homes are a testament to the resilience of, and commitment to, the City of St. Augustine by the black community:

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This is one of the scarier op ed pieces I have read from the lame stream media. I know that various cliques and sub-cliques within the Left’s resistance are insistent that if you as a woman do not hate white men, you are a self hating female. And that additionally, if you do not believe […]

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OK, we know that all conservatives are so defined….over much resentment by conservatives who know of nothing in their own personal history that would qualify as mistreatment of anybody based on race. So, that’s not enough and this has been lurking but it’s out in the open now…..there is a movement from the left that […]

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After a brief mention of today’s impeachment hearings, Jim and Greg launch into Wednesday’s real martinis. First, they take deep satisfaction in watching the end of the Kamala Harris presidential campaign and chronicle the many things that went wrong for her. They also slam Pete Buttigieg for saying that anyone who supports President Trump is “looking the other way on racism, at best.” And they note that after three years of liberals cheering on sanctuary cities and counties over immigration policy, they suddenly have the vapors as conservative counties in Virginia adopt sanctuary policies against upcoming gun control legislation from the incoming Democratic majorities.

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This past Friday I was struck with a sense of loss and poignancy as I sat with a hospice patient to provide respite for her caretaker. The three hours I spent with her watching an old TV show from the 1980s and 1990s reminded me of how far we’ve come and how far we’ve fallen as a society.

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When people are free to associate as they please, we can’t be surprised if they sometimes self-segregate. People self-sort along many affinities, including ethnic affinities. This is what lawyers call de facto segregation, and it’s none of the law’s business. De jure segregation — segregation imposed by law, including segregation promoted by public policy — is, on the other hand, very much the law’s business.

In 1866, Congress passed a Civil Rights Act (the 1866 CRA) asserting the equal rights of blacks before the law, including property rights, and real-estate rights in particular. The 1866 CRA warned

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5. Call out the Democrats’ use of the race card. Identify the Democrats’ constant charges of “racism” and “white supremacy” for what they are – admissions of failure. More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. If Everything is Racist . . .

 

The cries of the Left against racism in this country are filled with sadness and frustration. They feel that this country has let them down; the land of the free and the home of the brave is drowning in hatred, division and racism. All of us must rally to answer their call to truth and equality. I’ve identified an ideal way to do just that: let’s identify every racist term that exists in our times and create unbiased alternatives.

The numbers of words and phrases that are racist are mind-boggling, as we begin to realize that racism exists in every part of society: education, law enforcement, corporations—the list is endless. But I think we can start small.

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This may not be the place, but I have a half-baked theory I want to throw out there, since the left is pursuing the reconstruction of our language. (Starting with all conservatives being on the Hillary list of phobics culminating in “deplorables.”) Here goes: We are inundated with these references, and once “racist” started to […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. I Didn’t Have White Privilege Growing Up in Inglewood

 
LAX exit sign on 105 freeway. Los Angeles, California Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

It took thirty years to build the Century Freeway (later named the 105) that cut through Inglewood on the way to the Los Angeles Airport. Three governors, including Ronald Reagan, toured the site. In the interim between the planning and completion, the 119th block, a few blocks from my house, was purchased and made into low income housing. Suddenly, we were integrated. Not just black and white. But those who successfully lived through the horrors of the depression and World War II and set out to make a new, prosperous life in the tract-house suburbs of the early 1960’s and those of single-woman families on welfare in the projects.

When black children appeared in my class in third grade, I didn’t think very much about it. In those years, the bigger divisions were between those who ran fast and were good at sports and those — like myself — less blessed with speed and coordination and perpetually picked last for the team.

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President Trump with Pakistan PMPresident Trump declines. In a sit-down informal press conference, with the Prime Minister of Pakistan mostly off camera, President Trump answered a series of questions, mostly by foreign journalists, on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Consider his comments as part of a larger information campaign, or public diplomacy, with both leaders and citizens of countries in the region, especially Iran.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. “That’s Racist!”

 

Democrat "Squad"Yes, the phase is casually, dishonestly employed, and so debased as to be largely emptied of moral weight. This is another thing the left has ruined. At the same time, leftist identity politics legitimize preferred forms of segregation, racial favoritism, and ideological policing of color lines.

Demanding “safe spaces” with admission only to specific ethnic groups is segregation. Fiddling with admission criteria to boost or suppress college class membership for a racial group is racial favoritism. And this is raw ideological policing of the color lines:

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Having been a Democrat, last voting for Bill Clinton in 1992, I pretty much bought the assumption common to my peers that conservatives and Republicans were just bad people. This simple minded existential solution allowed me great latitude in judging my own reasoning and behavior, I was, after all, fighting an insidious evil. To see […]

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The week of Easter 2019 was difficult, personally and as a Christian. I lost my mother in law, our last remaining parent. Notre Dame caught fire and burned, doing massive damage. The small Christian community of Sri Lanka suffered terrorist attacks, resulting in hundreds of deaths. Another shooting at a Jewish synagogue in California. I […]

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In a Health Committee hearing of the Ohio House of Representatives this past week, Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) introduced an Amendment to the “Heartbeat” abortion bill as it moved through the legislature. The amendment read as follows, African-American women shall be exempt from the requirements in sections 2919.192 through 2919.196 of the Revised Code. […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Segregation is Alive and Well, Thanks to Progressives

 

This country has tolerated the attacks of Progressives who experience great satisfaction in calling Republicans and Conservatives racist. We are now seeing the downside of their crusade, as segregation becomes a reality once more. The history of Progressive racism has been ignored for many years, but the support of the Left for various forms of racism in the past can be tied to the call for segregation today, especially on college campuses. It is a frightening and ugly picture.

We need to take a look at the history that connects Democrats and the Left to racism. The most obvious relationship became apparent after the Civil War during the period of Reconstruction. The Democrats in the South were outraged about the freed slaves who chose to support the Republican party; after all, Abraham Lincoln’s declarations of emancipation were carried out by President U.S. Grant and both were heroes of the black community. As a result, Democrats essentially waged a southern war against blacks who became politically active; they brutally attacked and murdered blacks who met to become politically active as Republicans. President Grant was torn about the appropriateness of sending federal troops to regain order in the states, but it was clear that another war was on the horizon if he didn’t. The Ku Klux Klan was formed in 1866 and was active well into the 20th century. It was one of the most vicious terrorist and white supremacist groups that this country has ever seen.

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There is no justification for the murder of innocents. It’s a monstrous, horrible thing from which all decent people should recoil, and which everyone should unequivocally condemn. I hope all those who participated in or helped facilitate the carnage in New Zealand meet swift and sure justice. This atrocity is being described as a terrorist […]

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After reading this story last week, I experienced outrage, despair and disbelief. For some reason, I’m a little less moved by these actions in other parts of the country, but this situation took place right here in Polk County, Florida. And I think it represents more than a bizarre case, but describes in many respects […]

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Edit: Based on the discussion, I now realize where the context of the black face came from: 19th and 20th century minstrel shows. Got it and thank you. The following is the original post: You know, the Northam blackface/KKK photos made me recall that when I was in my early twenties, I went to a […]

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