The Census – “How We Became White People”

This one by the author of the blog – “Stuff White People Like“, Christian Lander -

How we became white people

Christian Lander

I am white. I know that’s a terribly big surprise, considering that I write a blog called Stuff White People Like, but I mean it, I’m white.

Like really white.

I’m not attempting to assert some sort of superiority through my whiteness; quite the opposite actually. Thanks to my liberal upbringing, I am imbued with the appropriate amount of guilt and shame about my ancestors and their actions in the New World.

Even in my home, I can’t offer a blanket to a nonwhite friend without the fear that they will look at me and say “no smallpox on this right?” A joke, but I still want to apologize.

I’m a white male. I belong to a group that pretty much always been able to own land and to vote. I’m more or less from the kind that grabbed power somewhere after the fall of Rome and never let go. In other words, I’m the kind of white guy that has never experienced any real oppression.

Although I guess my ancestors technically left England because of some religious persecution and in spite of a rough boat ride and a rough first Thanksgiving, it’s safe to say it worked out pretty well. Unless you got one of those aforementioned blankets. Continue reading

Arizona… Again! State Bans Ethnic “Chauvanism” in Education!

Fresh from conservatives “disappearing” Thurgood Marshall, Ceasar Chavez, and Hispanics from Texas textbooks…

We have Arizona’s new law to disappear all minorities.

Arizona Legislature Passes Bill to Curb ‘Chauvanism’ in Ethnic Studies Programs

After making national headlines for a new law on illegal immigrants, the Arizona Legislature sent Gov. Jan Brewer a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences.

After making national headlines for a new law on illegal immigrants, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences.

New Arizona Welcome Sign

The bill, which passed 32-26 in the state House, had been approved by the Senate a day earlier. It now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer for her signature. Continue reading

Why 2010 May Not Be What Republicans Expect

Don’t cry for me Arizona… Indeed!

Opinion: GOP Can’t Win With Just White Votes

With a record number of black candidates seeking Republican nominations in upcoming congressional races, the GOP may finally make progress in facing the most serious menace to its survival: the lack of support from any significant segment of the nonwhite population.

Not all of the 33 African-American contenders will win their primary contests, let alone the general election, but at least a half-dozen of them face promising prospects and could provide new energy for a party that desperately needs to shatter its lily-white image. Continue reading

Jon Stewart Schools Ken Blackwell

Uncle Tom extraordinaire and un-indicted conspirator Ken Blackwell gets taken to the woodshed by Jon Stewart…

Th epitome of ignorance, indeed. Blackwell better stick to the Stupid-white-people’s network – Faux, as obviously he has been outed, and will continue to be outed for the buckdancing clown he is when facing anyone with an IQ above room temperature.

This is Alabama. We Speak English…

An ad by an Alabama Republican running for Governor has sparked some controversy…

Alabama Candidate Vows to Conduct Driver’s Test Only in English

As if tension over immigration weren’t high enough, Alabama (Republican) gubernatorial candidate Tim James just dialed up the volume on the debate with a new ad declaring that, if elected, he will allow the state’s driver’s license test to be conducted only in English.

As if tension over immigration weren’t high enough, Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James just dialed up the volume on the debate with a new ad declaring that, if elected, he will allow the state’s driver’s license test to be conducted only in English.

The brief ad shows James, son of former Alabama Gov. Fob James, taking issue with the many languages offered to administer the test.

“Why do our politicians make us give driver’s license exams in 12 languages? This is Alabama. We speak English,” James says. “If you want to live here, learn it. We’re only giving that test in English if I’m governor. Maybe it’s the businessman in me, but we’ll save money and it makes sense.”

James pauses, looks down contemplatively, and then gazes up again to ask: “Does it to you?”

One question… Does that mean and Alabama Drawl English…

Or the variants of English as spoken above the Mason Dixon Line?

Y’all…

C Class Parking Blues… There’s an AP for That!

Modern cars come with all kinds of technological wizardry. From the ability to self parallel park, to a radar like system which will slow the car in response to traffic slowing down in front of you – and a seat belt pre-tensioning system which activates in emergencies prior to a crash. The electronics, especially in luxury cars every day seems more iPhone like…

I imagine some intrepid Mercedes Engineer will be developing a “Parking Garage Ap” after this one!

Now if they can just “upgrade” the driver…

Oil Disaster Threatens Gulf Coast Fisheries

Get ready for a little WD40 with those Oysters on the half shell…

How did we get here?

Drill Baby, Spill…

And you wonder why I am not thrilled about the possibility of drilling off the Virginia Coast?

This is rapidly shaping up to the worst environmental disaster since Exxon Valdez, eclipsing the massive spills after Hurricane Katrina.

Save a Duck –  Shoot a Republican, indeed…

NY State Senator Sen. Kevin Parker accuses Albany pols of being white supremecists…

More fun in the New York Senate, which would be the laughingstock of America sans Arizona and Utah!Apparently Senator Parker’s background is a colorful addendum to the infamous antics of NY pols – being known for a quick temper and facility to engage in fisticuffs with Meter Maids and members of the media.

In Facebook rant, Hothead Sen. Kevin Parker accuses Albany pols of being white supremecists(sic)

One Ghanaian African View of the Gates “Blame” Article

Because we are having a really good discussion here (and I thank James for his contributions to the discussion) – I thought I would throw this one in as indicative of what Africans think of the Gates article. This one is from Modern Ghana by Paul I. Adujie. I haven’t been able to pull up reactions from Nigeria yet.

Ending The Slavery Blame-Game By Henry Louis Gates, A Rejoinder

Nigerian-American Designer Lola Faturoti's New Obama Inspired Attire

It is with considerable agitation, and extreme irritation, with which I read Henry Louis Gates’ pedestrian essay on slave trade and reparations, published in The New York Times, titled Ending The Slavery Blame-Game.

Louis Gates is obviously seeking relevance and redemption after his arrogant altercations with a Cambridge police officer in 2009. Louis Gates it will be recalled, engaged in a shouting match in belligerent, intransigent and cantankerous manner, as he prevented a police officer from carrying out legitimate police work. At that time, it was pointed out by some, that Louis Gates was merely engaged in racial racketeering, as he accused the police officer of racism without basis. An accusation and serious charge of racism against a fine police officer, which was not based on the facts and the evidences.

Perhaps it is Henry Louis Gates’ calling card and nature, to make sundry conclusions while shirking away from the intellectual dexterity required to sift through facts and evidences, and engage in empirical analysis, particularly so, for anyone with pretension to academic credentials, and with desire to be taken seriously. In the all important matter of slave trade, slavery and overdue reparations, Gates has come with a claptrap and a hack job to absolve, exculpate and exonerate his historical tormentors?

Louis Gates lazily, engaged in this silly pretensions to rewrite and revise the well settled history of the profound evil of slavery, the worst evil, in human history, and yet, Gates offered obfuscations and parroting of recycled garbage, and sought to cover all these with his happenstance of being a Harvard University employee!

Gates’ inane contribution to revisionists efforts at retelling of the horrors and brutalities of slave trade is shameful. Gates writes about the slave trade as some sorts of friendly business transactions between willing seller and equally willing buyer, as would seller and buyer of pork barrels or barrels of sweet crude or commodities at the New York or Chicago Stock Exchanges; in which merchants of equal statuses seal deals with warm and endearing handshakes, with scheduled caviar and cocktails to follow.

Gates’ flimsy portrayals of Africans as conspiring, conniving and colluding collaborators, with those who came from thousands of miles to far away Africa, to kidnap, snatch and bundles and brutalize Africans into slavery, is an effort, which is worse than useless on the part of Gates. Gates’ melodramatic lies failed to inform his readers of Oba Ovoramwen of Benin, a king of the Bini Kingdom who was dethroned and exiled outside of his domain, because he opposed Europeans horrors and brutalities and oppression in his kingdom. And there were many others like Oba Ovaramwen and the Mau Mau, during slavery and colonialism, who opposed Europeans, and paid with their lives or were jailed by Europeans! Gates obviously have not read a single page about Belgian Congo and King Leopold? Continue reading

About Those 40 Virgins…

That Ship May Have Indeed Sailed...

The virginity industry

Young Arab women wait in an upmarket medical clinic for an operation that will not only change their lives, but quite possibly save it. Yet the operation is a matter of choice and not necessity. It costs about 2,000 euros (£1,700) and carries very little risk.

The clinic is not in Dubai or Cairo, but in Paris. And the surgery they are waiting for is to restore their virginity.

Whether in Asia or the Arab world, an unknown number of women face an agonising problem having broken a deep taboo. They’ve had sex outside marriage and if found out, risk being ostracised by their communities, or even murdered.

Now more and more of them are undergoing surgery to re-connect their hymens and hide any sign of past sexual activity. They want to ensure that blood is spilled on their wedding night sheets. Continue reading

Ya’ll All Look Alike

This one comes straight out of Jay Leno’s newspaper funnies segment. Seems someone at the Washington Post can’t tell their black revolutionaries from their black Presidents…

The Washington Post Cannot Tell Obama From Malcolm X

Washington Post Caption Error

Placing the caption “Obama touts wind energy in Iowa” under the picture of Malcom X…

Ooops! Barry X…Indeed!

Hat Tip NewsOne!

The Source of that Arizona Jiminez Crow Law

John Tanton – and the writing of the Arizona Immigration Law…

How bad is it? Even Republicans are having heartburn -

Rove says he has ‘problems’ with AZ immigration law

Jeb Bush speaks out against Ariz. law

John Tanton was the founder of the organization FAIR, which has been the leading anti-immigration organization in the US. FAIR was started with funding from the Pioneer Fund.

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An Outside Look At The Rise of Militia In The US – Russia TV

Why is it that Russia TV and Al Jazeera do a better job at reporting on the whack jobs in the US than the American MSM?

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The Goldman Hits the Fan!

This was UGLY! Someone over there at DOJ should be saying the RICO Word…

‘God, What a Piece of Crap’

By Robert Scheer

It was the Perry Mason moment in the unraveling of what was left of Goldman Sachs’ reputation. Only in this case, it involved a grizzled former prosecutor, Sen. Carl Levin, rather than a genial defense attorney. The case was broken and the truth about the depth of Goldman’s corruption revealed in his startling cross-examination of Goldman Chief Financial Officer David Viniar.

The Michigan Democrat, citing the language of the internal e-mails of Goldman traders concerning the deceptive products they were selling, asked: “And when you heard that your own employees in these e-mails are looking at these deals said `God what a shitty deal. God, what a piece of crap,’ when you hear your own employees and read about those e-mails, do you feel anything?”

Viniar’s answer told us all we need to know about the banal but profound immorality of Goldman’s business culture: “I think that’s very unfortunate to have on e-mail.”

A flabbergasted Levin cut in with “On e-mail? How about feeling that way?” and Viniar, apparently moved by jeers of ridicule from the audience, conceded “I think it is very unfortunate for anyone to have said that in any form.” Pressed further by Levin asking, “How about to believe that and sell them?” the CFO finally conceded, “I think that’s unfortunate as well.” To which Levin responded, “That’s what you should have started with.”…

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