Posts tagged racism
Posts tagged racism
Prosecutors on Friday announced charges against a suburban Detroit homeowner in the death of a 19-year-old woman who was shot in the face on his porch.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said that Theodore P. Wafer, 54, of Dearborn Heights faces charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Renisha McBride on Nov. 2. She was shot in the face after police say they believe she was involved in a car accident nearby in Detroit and family members say she likely approached Wafer’s home for help.
She said evidence showed McBride knocked on the locked screen door, and that there was no evidence of forced entry.
"These are the appropriate charges and he did not act in lawful self-defense," Worthy said.
Imagine sending your child on a class trip, then finding out she and her classmates were called the “n” word and chased through the woods. It was part of a slavery re-enactment that some parents said crossed the line.
One couple said their 12-year-old daughter came home from the field trip with horror stories, and now they’ve filed a complaint against the school district.
"I ask that you imagine these phrases being yelled at our 12-year-old child and their friends," parent Sandra Baker said at a Hartford School Board meeting. “‘Bring those (n-word) to the house over there. (N-word) if you can read, there’s a problem. Dumb, dark-skinned (n-word). How dare you look at me?’"
Baker said screaming that at children on a field trip is abuse.
"They intentionally terrorized them and abused them on this field trip," she said.
WHAT. THE. HELL.
"And the Arab wins Miss America, classic."
Seriously? Really? I wish I could say I’m shocked. But I’m not.
A bunch of geographically-challenged racists.
From Southern Poverty Law Center:
Fifty years later, Congress will honor the four young girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala. Denise McNair, 11; Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins and Cynthia Wesley, all 14, will posthumously receive the Congressional Gold Medal today, our nation’s highest civilian honor.
Don’t miss this. Watch live at 3 PM EDT/12 PM PDT on C-span here.
Read more about the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church by the Ku Klux Klan here.
They didn’t think he would come.
He was a Ku Klux Klan organizer, after all, and they were local leaders of the NAACP, historic enemies. They spent months negotiating the terms of his visit to Casper. There were ground rules, topics to be discussed and guarantees of a security team.
They wait in a small, low-ceiling conference room in the Parkway Plaza hotel. Four NAACP leaders. Ten mints, striped red and white, sit clustered on the table. The pitchers of ice water on the table drip sweat.
“Showtime,” a security man says. He’s here.
A security check, swipes with a metal-detecting wand, and he steps into the room.
Here is John Abarr, an organizer for the United Klans of America, carrying a brown briefcase, shaking hands, settling into a high-backed swivel chair, leaning in, ready to talk. This could be the first time representatives of the two groups purposely met in peace.
Keisha Simmons, the secretary of the Casper branch of the NAACP, pours the Klansman a plastic foam cup of water.
A security man locks the wooden conference room door.
This article is an incredible read; however, the comments on this article are sadly predictable.
One of the Oklahoma teens accused of killing Australian baseball player Christopher Lane had posted images of himself with guns and wads of cash.
Now, some Americans are asking why this killing, in which the victim was white and the alleged killers black, has not brought reaction from the president.
Maybe because, as opposed to other cases, charges were brought immediately against the perpetrators. As in they did not walk free after what they did. Why would the president, or anyone else have to comment on it?
Not to mention it was three men, one white, and two black. Not that it matters.
Chris Lane is being canonized for just walking down the street, minding his own business, while Trayvon Martin was demonized for walking down the street, minding his own business.
No one would have called 911 to report Chris Lane as suspicious, even if there were break-ins in the neighborhood.
No one is going to dig through his Twitter account and other social media to demonize him as a thug who was probably asking for it.
No one is going to claim his manner of dress was threatening in the dark.
No one is going to claim “Well, you know, the white community, specifically young men… there’s just a lot criminality there” and then cite misinterpreted numbers.
No one is going to claim that if Chris Lane used marijuana, he was a potential criminal on drugs; therefore, he deserved what he got.
No one is going to dig through Lane’s school records, and, if they find he was ever suspended or disciplined otherwise, that he obviously was a menace.
Both Martin and Lane had the right to walk down the street without being stalked and killed. But it took a national outcry to even begin an investigation against George Zimmerman. The alleged murderers of Chris Lane were jailed within days on bail high enough that they will not walk free before trial. Zimmerman bailed out almost immediately.
These situations are wildly different, and, while Lane’s murder is a tragedy and absolutely horrifying, it’s much more likely that his family will receive the kind of justice denied to Trayvon Martin’s family.
Rep. Steve King got more than he bargained for when he embedded a liberal group’s YouTube video of the congressman’s remarks into a fundraising email. American Bridge decided to have some fun with the Iowa Republican, adding some text to their video after they learned King was using it for fundraising.