Archive | September 2016

Black Lives Matter agrees with Clinton’s ‘implicit racism’ message but doesn’t trust her

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Jeff Mixon, leader of a Black Lives Matter group in Ohio, liked what heard in the presidential debate from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton about addressing “implicit racism” and working to mend tattered race relations — he just doesn’t trust her to make good on her promises.

Mrs. Clinton used the buzzwords and endorsed policies popular with activists who have protested police shootings of black men. She promised federal funding for racial sensitivity training for police officers and imprisoning fewer black and Hispanic men.

“She knows exactly what to say, but whether or not you can believe it, that’s a totally different story,” said Mr. Mixon. “That’s how a lot of us feel. They talk a good game but it’s just talk.” Continue reading

Sexual exploitation of female employees investigated at Yellowstone NP

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Yellowstone National Park is part of a nationwide federal investigation into the National Park Service for sexual misconduct and mismanagement, according to a congressional committee.

A full house committee on oversight and government reform met Thursday to discuss the widespread allegations of sexual harassment and mistreatment of female employees at Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon National Park and Canaveral National Seashore.

Other parks are also being investigated.

Several letters were admitted for testimony at Thursday’s hearing, including a letter from Yellowstone National Park employee Robert Hester who described himself as a seasonal truck driver hired at the park in 2010, later advancing to the Special Projects Division.

In his letter, Hester described an environment that accepted sexual exploitation of female workers at YNP. “It was like a men’s only club,” wrote Hester.

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How Black Lives Matter Is Bringing Back Traditional Marxism

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t isn’t surprising that Black Lives Matter is a communist organization—but the type of communism they subscribe to is. They are conservative communists attempting to fold the progressive movement back into traditional Marxism.

BLM has turned its back on intersectional theory, the modern conflict theory that birthed safe spaces, trigger warnings, and the Oppression Olympics. Instead, BLM is rebirthing the traditional class struggle, reframing it in terms of black and white.

The policy platform proposed by BLM in August did nothing to hide this traditionalism. Its calls for collective ownership of resources, banks, and businesses, a highly progressive income tax, a guaranteed minimum income, and government jobs are lifted straight from the pages of Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto.” Here are two excerpts for comparison:

“Communist Manifesto”: Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

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Presidential Debate:Trump VS. Hillary

Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton on stage at Hofstra University

Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton on stage at Hofstra University

Hillary Clinton dominated a final series of debate exchanges with Donald J. Trump about national security and gender, telling voters they could not trust her opponent with nuclear weapons and warning that he does not respect women.

Here are a few of the highlights.

■ Asked about a remark he made that Mrs. Clinton lacked a presidential “look,” Mr. Trump repeated the claim, adding that “she doesn’t have the stamina.” In response, Mrs. Clinton ticked off some highlights of her tenure as secretary of state, saying Mr. Trump “can talk to me about stamina” when he accomplishes as much. “He tried to change from looks to stamina, but this is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs,” Mrs. Clinton said. Mr. Trump defended himself before adding that he had planned to say “something extremely rough” to Mrs. Clinton and her family, but decided against it.

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The racism of the anti-racists is aMajor Issue

Our obsession with racism is less a response to external events than a state of mind, a determination to divide the world into victims and exploiters. Of course, there will always be victims: innocent men shot by cops, say. (AP Photo)

Our obsession with racism is less a response to external events than a state of mind, a determination to divide the world into victims and exploiters. Of course, there will always be victims: innocent men shot by cops, say. (AP Photo)

Here’s a shocking story. A student, active in white racial politics, gets cross because he sees a black student filming him. He knocks the smartphone out of the black student’s hand and then posts on Facebook: “I wish I’d actually not been a good law abiding citizen & whupped the black sass out of the bastard”.

The same student had earlier boasted of reducing a waitress to “black tears” after refusing to tip her. Yet, curiously, he has a following in the media and even in politics.

Actually, I just played a little trick on you. I swapped the colors. The student in question is Ntokozo Qwabe, whom I wrote about in this column a while back as the chap who wanted to tear down a statue of Cecil Rhodes in Oxford.

He is now back in Cape Town and evidently as charmless as ever. The actual words of his Facebook post were that he wished he had “whipped the white apartheid settler colonial entitlement out of the bastard.” It was the “white tears” of a waitress that he had enjoyed.

Do you feel any differently when the story is flipped? I hope not. Most people will have responded in the same way to both versions: with disgust at the student’s behavior. But there are a few who insist on seeing the episode, as they see everything, through the prism of imagined hierarchies of victimhood.

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Fifa says anti-racism taskforce had ‘completed work’

 

Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura was speaking at the Soccerex conference in Manchester

Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura was speaking at the Soccerex conference in Manchester

Fifa has defended its decision to scrap an anti-racism taskforce, with critics branding the move “shameful”.

The Fifa Taskforce Against Racism and Discrimination was set up in 2013 to develop strategies to tackle the issue.

Fifa general secretary Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura said: “It had a specific mandate, which it has fully fulfilled.”

But former Fifa vice-president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein said: “For it to be disbanded with Fifa considering its work done is extremely worrying.”

Prince Ali, the president of the Jordan Football Association and a former Fifa presidential candidate, added: “The notion the current Fifa leadership believe the taskforce’s recommendations have been implemented is shameful.”

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Several officers injured as protests erupt over the fatal shooting of a black man by Charlotte police

Police fire tear gas into a crowd of protesters in Charlotte, N.C. A black police officer shot an armed black man at an apartment complex, authorities said, prompting street protests. (Ely Portillo / Charlotte Observer)

Police fire tear gas into a crowd of protesters in Charlotte, N.C. A black police officer shot an armed black man at an apartment complex, authorities said, prompting street protests. (Ely Portillo / Charlotte Observer)

Authorities used tear gas to disperse protesters, officers were injured and a highway was shut down during protests in Charlotte, N.C., over the fatal shooting of a black man by police who said he was armed and posed a threat.

The protests broke out Tuesday after 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a black officer at an apartment complex on the city’s northeast side. They continued into early Wednesday morning, when TV footage showed dozens of protesters on Interstate 85 apparently looting semi-trucks and setting their contents on fire on the highway.

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