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Categories : Civil Rights Movement, Police & Law Enforcement, St. Louis Local
This organization doesn’t have much moral authority to be lecturing anyone, for as much trouble as its senior leadership has been in lately.
Why are they worried about fighting crime? Especially since we know who is doing the crime, if we actually tried to fight it, the Unethical Society of Police would be among the first in line to bitch about racism.
And also, it says that the NAACP’s St. Louis office is at 4811 Delmar. That also happens to be the address of a state office building. Why is the St. Louis NAACP being run out of a state office building?
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Categories : Black Crime, Civil Rights Movement
Gun violence in Selma is a problem? No sweat. You know what to do. Just keep marching back and forth across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, over and over again, day and night, 24/7/365; singing “We Shall Overcome” while marching would help. Because that’s how things get done when it comes to the problems that ail black people, marching in general and especially across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
It’s damned near an African ritual.
Robert Pettus and Edmund Pettus are not related, for a very obvious reason. There’s always talk about renaming the Edmund Pettus Bridge just because of that, and the only reason it hasn’t already happened is precisely because that bridge is sacred ground in civil rights scriptures.
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Categories : Civil Rights Movement
Feh. It’s a new lifestyle choice. World War T, it’s about to be old hat once people get bored of the Jenner-KarTRASHcan circus. Transracialism slash ethnofluidity is coming. Better get in on the ground floor.
And why be ethnofluid between two races when you can be ethnofluid between three?
Elizabeth Warren, call your office.
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Categories : Civil Rights Movement
New York City
So, Al Sharpton’s daughter tried to play the ghetto lottery but then got caught in a lie.
She is verily her father’s daughter.
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Categories : Civil Rights Movement, Ecology & Environment
Cornel West Protests Fossil Fuel Industry: ‘We Now Have a Planetary Selma’
Civil rights activist and academic Dr. Cornel West joined a protest on Friday at Harvard University pushing for the institution to divest all of its coal, oil and gas industries holding. West compared fossil fuel production to racism and the civil rights movement.
“Ecological catastrophe is as evil as white supremacist catastrophe, anti-Jewish catastrophe, anti-gay catastrophe, anti-Muslim catastrophe,” West said, according to The Guardian.
West then addressed the university’s president, Drew Faust, who last year publicly opposed divestment but has not released any statement on this latest effort.
“Doctor Faust, we now have a planetary Selma,” West said. “We want you on the right side.”
“As evil as … anti-Jewish catastrophe?” A lot of these fossil fuel divestitards are also on board with anti-Israel BDS.
If the world suddenly stopped needing oil tomorrow, many Islamic countries would be disparately impacted.
Also, there has to be some way to mash together the gas station and the Holocaust.
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Categories : Civil Rights Movement, Police & Law Enforcement
New York City
New York Observer:
Rev. Al Sharpton called for national policing legislation akin to the Civil Rights Act this morning at the kickoff his National Action Network’s annual convention, just after the arrest of a white South Carolina police officer for murder in the shooting of an unarmed black man.
“There must be national policy and national law on policing,” Mr. Sharpton said. “We can’t go from state to state, we’ve got to have national law to protect people against these continued questions.”
Mr. Sharpton’s comments, coming on the heels of multiple instances of police killings of unarmed men of color around the country, were met with applause from the crowd—and from the dais, which was packed with elected officials including Mayor Bill de Blasio, Congressman Charles Rangel, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, city Comptroller Scott Stringer and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
All these elected officials hanging around? This Sharpton fellow must be rather important, and definitely beyond reproach.
Sarcasm aside, if Al really wants justice in the North Charleston affair, he should shut up so that people don’t start feeling sympathetic toward the cops. Let’s not sully the fact finding process with his constant need for publicity and self-adulation.
If Sharpton wants to do something positive, he should push for Federal civil rights legislation construing the recording of cops in public to be implicit in the First Amendment.
The only way we knew about this case and how all the relevant cops lied on the paperwork was because someone was in the distance shooting video. The cops probably never knew that they were being recorded, otherwise they would have approached the person and “convinced” him or her to delete it, or otherwise send the person’s sail foam to sail foam heaven.
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Categories : Civil Rights Movement, Education
Harvard-quality black students are going to Harvard today, in contrast to the bad ole days when white people were evil, and therefore they had to go to Howard.