Category Archives: Race

VA Reporter and Cameraman Shooting Discrepancy

Dr. Eowyn:

How can a black shooter have a white right hand?

Originally posted on Memory Hole:

virginia-shooting-video Imagery allegedly circulated via social media of “Bryce Williams” confronting Alison Parker.

Video and photographic evidence suggests assailant in video is white, yet so-called shooter Bryce Williams is black.

There appears to be a major contradiction in what has been presented as the official storyline of what has come to be known as the “TV Reporter, Cameraman Murdered Live on Air” story being pushed by mainstream and even some “alternative” news outlets.

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Thousands protest Planned Parenthood across America

Yesterday, untold numbers of Americans turned out in front of some 320 Planned Parenthood (PP) clinics across the Untied [sic] States to protest against:

Peter Holley reports for The Washington Post, Aug. 22, 2015:

Thousands of antiabortion activists descended upon Planned Parenthood clinics on Saturday to participate in a nationwide protest aimed at cutting off federal funding for the controversial health-care organization.

The demonstrations unfolded at about 320 clinics around the nation, according to organizers, with some gatherings drawing a few dozen protesters and others drawing hundreds and perhaps thousands more.

The protests kicked off at 9 a.m. Saturday and included speakers, prayer groups and chants, as well as signs distributed by organizers that said “Planned Parenthood sells baby parts.”

Though the official number of protesters was not immediately available, organizers billed the effort as the largest-ever rally against the health-care provider. Monica Miller, the director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, one of the participating groups, told USA Today that previous protests have drawn thousands of protesters, but hundreds of simultaneous protests have never taken place on the same day.

“We want to draw attention to the injustice of legalized abortion,” she said. “The American public needs to be awakened to the atrocity of what is happening to innocent unborn children.”

Here are some of the protests, from tweets sent by participants:

Protest PP Aurora ILProtest PP Falls Church VAProtest PP Lincoln NebraskaProtest PP Plano TXProtest PP SE HoustonProtest PP St Paul MNProtest PP Toledo OHProtestPP Columbus OH

Abortion in America disproportionately impacts blacks. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), black women make up 12.3% of the female population in America, but accounted for more than one-third or 36.4% of all U.S. abortions in 2006.

But I don’t see black Americans in these photos, do you?

#BlackLivesMustNotMatter. (See also “Wife of AG Eric Holder co-owns an abortion clinic building“)

Eric Ferrero, Planned Parenthood VP

Eric Ferrero, vice president of Planned Parenthood, said in a statement: “These rallies are meant to intimidate and harass our patients, who rely on our nonprofit health centers for basic, preventive health care. The people behind these protests have a clear political agenda: They want to ban abortion, and block women and men from accessing basic reproductive health care.”

Damn right you are, Eric Ferrero.

We also want to strip you of your 6-figures taxpayer-paid PP salary.

~Éowyn

College accused of racism for hanging a no-tolerance sign against ‘sagging pants’

Henderson sign

The College Fix: Henderson State University in Arkansas expects you to wear your pants all the way up. Constitutional for a public university? Questionable. Racist? Well, that’s what some students are telling ABC affiliate KATV:

A school and students at odds over a sign that once hung in the student center at Henderson State University. The sign reading “sagging pants” would not be tolerated upset many students on campus.

After only being up for two days, the sign has been taken down. Students told Channel 7 they believe the sign was targeting them, but administration says they’re just holding their students to a higher expectation. …

“The group that I’m representing was outraged by the sign,” [student Daisha] Haggans said. Those students wanting the sign taken down because they say “sagging pants” is culturally associated with African Americans. “It’s politically insensitive to certain groups. They felt like they were being targeted,” [student Kristin] Bell said.

The school, which has no formal dress code, told Inside Higher Ed the sign had nothing to do with cultural insensitivity, but rather the faculty “in particular had experienced an increase in inappropriate classroom behaviors that were disturbing the learning environment.”

It should be noted, as KATV does, that Arkansas banned sagging pants in elementary and secondary schools in 2011, and that bill was sponsored by a black legislator. However, as Will Creeley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education tells Inside Higher Ed:

“Absent some kind of showing that sagging pants could somehow disrupt the educational environment in a clearly, truly unreasonable way, which is hard to fathom, this is a blatant overreach by the administration,” Creeley said. … The bans on profanity and rude behavior were also concerning, Creeley noted, adding that the university was “really going for the trifecta.”

That’s right – the sign, which also bans “excessive loudness,” probably wouldn’t survive a legal challenge if Henderson State tried to enforce it.

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Northeastern allegedly tells RAs that white men can’t be oppressed

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Campus Reform: Resident Assistants (RAs) at Northeastern University are allegedly required to learn that white men can’t be oppressed.

According to a screenshot posted online from the Boston, Mass.-based university’s website, the RA training guide makes the claim that “In order to have the experience of being oppressed one must belong to an oppressed category. Men cannot be oppressed as men, just as whites cannot be oppressed as whites.”

“For a male to experience oppression,” the guide continues, “they would also need to be a person of color, gay, disabled, or in a lower social class.”

The screenshot was originally posted on the image sharing website Imgur, then submitted to the TumblrInAction subreddit of Reddit, with the title “Northeastern University requires its RAs to read and reflect about how white men cannot be oppressed.”

Redditors mocked the posting, which had received several hundred upvotes by time of publication. “Did anyone catch that whole ‘you have to be oppressed in order to suffer oppression’ bit in there? They are actually defining oppression so that it’s not something one experiences, it’s just something you are or are not, and can only experience it if you were born to it. Oppression is an inborn trait now,” one Redditor said. “I almost went to this school, but I didn’t get enough financial aid. It was a blessing in disguise, apparently,” wrote another.

A few posters who claimed to be Northeastern University students bemoaned the posting. “C’mon, Huskies. We can do better than this,” one poster wrote. “[T]hank [G]od I’m moving off campus in the fall,” said another apparent student.

The umbrella of oppression

The umbrella of oppression

The lesson on oppression comes from a section titled “The Umbrella of Oppression,” which includes an image that “illustrates types of discrimination seen in the world today.” The screenshot shows a partial-view of the “Umbrella of Oppression;” the whole image can be found elsewhere on the internet, and listed categories of oppression include classism, sexism, racism, ageism, anti-Semitism, “able-bodyism,” and “heterosexism.”

Heterosexism, according to the university’s “LGBTQA 101 Guide,” includes oppressive acts such as having “M/F checkboxes on forms.”

Similarly, Northeastern encourages students to report “bias incidents”—much like the “bias reports” at Washington University St. Louis—to either the university police department orthe Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.

The university breaks down “all acts of bias and/or hate” into three different tiers. The first tier consists of “physical assault, stalking, or ongoing harassing behavior.” The second deals with “[d]estruction of property directed towards a person or group…[and] verbal harassment based on the protected class status of an individual or a group.” The third level lists “offensive writings” such as those that could be found on a white board or in a bathroom.

In addition to handling “bias incidents,” the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion advertises six different types of training sessions, which are intended for students, faculty, and staff. Among the training sessions offered by the university are workshops titled “Interrupting Microaggressions,” which allows participants to “practice skills to gain confidence as self-advocate,” and “Get informed! Sexual Harassment Awareness,” which is designed to prepare students heading for the workplace to “professionally address possible sexually harassing behaviors from verbal, physical, and visual communication.”

The university also offers a training workshop titled “Safe Zone Training,” which allows students themselves to become a “registered Safe Zone.” *

Northeastern University did not respond to Campus Reform’s request for comment in time for publication.

*From the web site:

What is a “Safe Zone?”
A Safe Zone is a physical space, such as an office, that is marked by a Safe Zone sticker. This space is a place where individuals of all identities are welcome to express themselves in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment. A Safe Zone is also a state of mind. Actions speak louder than words – as such, individuals who identify as a Safe Zone advocate on behalf of the LGBTQA community by speaking out against homophobia and heterosexism.

The goal of the Safe Zone program is to create a campus community that is welcoming and affirming of the LGBTQA Community and their Allies. At the end of a training session, participants will have the opportunity to sign the Safe Zone agreement and join a network of students, faculty, and staff who support the mission of the program.

I prefer this zone:

safe zone

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Taxpayers paid black “comedian” to deliver racist anti-white hate at federal agency

According to the Tax Policy Center‘s estimate, 43% of Americans paid no federal income tax in 2013.

For those 57% of Americans who still pay federal income taxes, this is how the Obama administration uses your hard-earned dollars.

The nonpartisan citizens watchdog group Judicial Watch (JW) reports, Aug. 3, 2015, that the U.S. government taxpayers paid a civil rights activist/comedian Dick Gregory $1,400 to deliver an anti-white racist tirade — or as the government’s invitation put it, “to share a wealth of history as a Civil Rights Activist” — at the U.S. Census Bureau on Feb. 11, 2015 during Black History month.

Dick Gregory at US Census Bureau

JW obtained the information under the federal public records law known as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In fact, JW frequently has to invoke the FOIA to get any information out of this “most transparent of all administrations”. Click here for the tortuous exchange of correspondence between JW and the federal government, in order for JW to obtain information on Gregory’s performance tirade.

But some Census Bureau employees did not find Gregory’s tirade funny, so the agency was forced to explain that it will thoroughly review its procedures for selecting future speakers to “ensure their views are appropriate for the federal workplace.” Blah, blah, blah.

But Judicial Watch points out that based on Gregory’s well-known reputation as a fiery race-baiter, it’s unlikely that the government officials who booked him didn’t know about his racist performances.

Dick Gregory at US Census Bureau Feb. 11, 2015

Since the PDF of the transcript of Gregory’s 25-min. presentation does not enable copy-and-paste function, I took screenshots of the tirade and underlined certain phrases and sentences in red. You can also read the transcript for yourself here (the transcript begins on p. 14).

This is Gregory’s racist, rambling, incoherent, abusive, delusional (blacks built the pyramids and Europe!) tirade, peppered with veiled threats directed at white people, which taxpayers funded.

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To watch the video of Gregory’s presentation, go here.

~Éowyn

Wisconsin man arrested for forcing his way into home, taking down Confederate flag hanging in window

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Journal Times: A Confederate flag hanging in a Racine resident’s house reportedly led to a fight that ended with a man forcing his way into the home to tear it down.

The Racine Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Center Street on Friday afternoon. The caller said Tajaun Boatner, 37, of Racine, had confronted her at her house about a Confederate flag hanging in her window and eventually pushed her down, the complaint said.

The perp Boatner

The perp Boatner

In a later interview with the police, the resident said Boatner had politely asked her to take the flag out of her kitchen window, and she moved it to her bathroom window, the complaint said.

They both began yelling and the resident had called Boatner a racial slur, the complaint said. The argument ended after Boatner reportedly walked up her front porch, pushed her down, and walked into the house to remove the Confederate flag, according to the complaint.

Boatner reportedly told an officer he had politely asked the owner of the Confederate flag to take it down, but instead she moved it to a different window. The officer asked for more details, and Boatner became argumentative, according to the complaint.

Boatner reportedly struggled against officers to avoid being handcuffed. Boatner would not spread his feet so the police could pat him down for weapons, so two officers forced him to move his feet, the complaint said. After police arrested him, Boatner tried to resist getting into the car, and he reportedly kicked at the officers as they tried to close the door of the vehicle.

Boatner is charged with criminal trespassing, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor theft and obstructing an officer.

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City of Boston now has a ‘resilience officer’

Boston's new resilience officer

Boston’s new resilience officer

Huffington Post: Atyia Martin wanted to make Boston stronger. For the last four years, she tried to do that by running the Boston Public Health Commission’s Office of Public Health Preparedness. But the mandate of individual agencies is limited. Now, she’s trying something more holistic.  

The city on Tuesday appointed Martin as its first-ever “chief resilience officer,” a two-year position paid ($110,000 salary plus benefits) for by the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities program. The network, now 67 cities strong, aims to help cities adapt to meet modern economic, physical and social challenges. The new position will help Boston “withstand and bounce back from the ‘shocks’ — catastrophic events like floods, infrastructure failure and acts of terrorism — and ‘stresses’ — slow-moving disasters like persistent racial and economic inequality, lack of affordable housing and unemployment,” Mayor Marty Walsh said in a press release.

For Martin, who grew up in various neighborhoods across Boston, that mandate puts a particular focus on dealing with Boston’s history of racism.  “The people who suffer the most after emergencies are disproportionally those who are considered the most vulnerable — people who are low-income, people with disabilities, the elderly, children,” Martin, 34, told The Huffington Post by phone on Monday. “Then we have the undercurrent of race.”

She plans to start with conversation by holding community meetings around the city. But Boston, pockmarked by its history of racism, remains largely racially segregated in many neighborhoods. Roxbury, nestled near Northeastern University (where Martin received her doctorate), is nearly 85.4 percent black or Latino, according to 2010 census data. White people comprised just about 7 percent of the neighborhood. By contrast, nearly 90 percent of residents on Beacon Hill — a wealthy enclave near Boston Common and the statehouse — were white.

You have the best discussions when you have a nice mixture of people in the room across all races because it helps people see different perspectives,” Martin said. “It’s a challenge we’ll be able to overcome, but a challenge nonetheless.”

In 2013, after the Boston Marathon bombing, Martin helped coordinate the city’s response, treating victims for psychological and physical trauma. But as the world trumpeted the city’s resilience with the hashtag #BostonStrong, she watched violence with an even higher death toll rip through Boston neighborhoods. More than 100 people were shot in the five months that followed the bombing, according to The New York Times.

“The marathon bombing response was very well-coordinated,” said Martin, who lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood. “Juxtaposed with that, over 50 shootings that happened in the month after the bombing. You don’t have the same level of coordination and attention focused on people who suffer under chronic community issues like violence.

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