‘Black on black crime’ and conservative ethnocentrism

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After the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin, I penned an article on the Bizarro World the conservative media has created where racism no longer exists in the U.S. – except for black racism against whites. “If there’s one thing conservatives hate, it’s when they are called out for being racist,” […]

Race baiting from the right

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If there’s one thing conservatives hate, it’s when they are called out for being racist. But rather than accepting that everyone exhibits prejudice conservatives have created a world where whites are unfairly targeted. The recent trial of George Zimmerman offers a prime example of this phenomenon. Across the board conservative media outlets have seized on […]

How to correct political correctness

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Much has been made recently of political correctness and Paula Deen’s use of the N-word – or Sergio Garcia’s flippant statement made when discussing his squabble with Tiger Woods. It didn’t take long for Sergio to discover the error of his ways, but his comments still received a troubling amount of positive responses. It seems […]

Dawud Walid on Islamophobia in Michigan

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Today we talk to Dawud Walid from CAIR Michigan about Islamophobia, racism, and more. Dawud is the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Michigan. Today we talk about: The non-partisan nature of CAIR Michigan The CAIR Michigan legislative scorecard Success in stopping the anti-Sharia law proposed by Dave Agema The role of […]

Racist Hoekstra ad reframes the conversation, but not how he wanted it to

Missed it by THAT much Pete Hoekstra is nearly giddy about all the attention his racist ad had garnered. Hoekstra, a former Republican congressman from Holland, stood his ground Monday, saying the ad did what he wanted: It drew a clear contrast between himself and Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. […] “We knew we were […]

Pete Hoekstra airs offensive, racist ad during Super Bowl XLVI

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Who thought THAT was a good idea? “Twitter Pete” Hoekstra, the man who wasn’t even smart enough to buy his own domain during his run for Governor of Michigan, ran an ad during this year’s Superbowl that was so blatantly racist and offensive to Asians that even GOP consultants are flinching. The portrayal of a […]

Do You Know What is Happening on Your Campus?

Fox News Detroit recently covered a story about recent occurrences of racist graffiti and intimidation on Michigan State University’s campus. What they don’t mention is that it took the Black Student Alliance contacting Fox News to get any attention brought to the issue. Fox News Detroit has an excellent video of their footage up on […]

GOP destruction of all things democratic, Democratic

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From Joan Walsh on Salon, I go back to Grover Norquist telling his friend Deval Patrick at a Harvard reunion during the Bush administration that on the off chance another Democrat ever became president, “We’ll make it impossible for him to govern like a Democrat.” Norquist and friends did their best with Clinton; they’ve succeeded […]

Absit Omen

This post was originally published by Maryscott O’Connor crossposted from MY LEFT WING “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” This election marks a potential turning point […]