Racism

Food Stamps Mean Vacations in Barbados: The Right Wing Welfare Fantasy

Food Stamps Mean Vacations in Barbados: The Right Wing Welfare Fantasy
There are many myths perpetuated and consumed by the extreme Right on any number of issues, but perhaps none as vitriolic as those spread about government assistance to the poor. Why are welfare and food stamps so vilified by GOP and its voting base?
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#CancelColbert and Satire Loses

#CancelColbert and Satire Loses
There is a growing level of outrage on Twitter over Stephen Colbert, whose joke about the Washington Redskins and Asian Americans has spawned the #CancelColbert hashtag. While Colbert himself condemned the tweet — saying that its lack of context changed the joke from its original meaning on the show — the controversey does raise some important questions and shed some light on the problems with censoring comedy.
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CPAC 2014 Day One Review: Chris Christie, Racism

CPAC 2014 Day One Review: Chris Christie, Racism
CPAC 2014, the Conservative Political Action Conference, kicked off Wednesday with some real doozies. Chris Christie was definitely the star of the show. The New Jersey governor claimed that there is no income inequality problem in the US today, as well as saying that the Republicans are the real party of tolerance (?!?).
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In CA Cinco de Mayo T-Shirt Case: Concern Over Violence Trumps Expression Rights

In CA Cinco de Mayo T-Shirt Case: Concern Over Violence Trumps Expression Rights
A judge ruled that the freedom of expression of kids protesting Cinco de Mayo celebrations at a Northern California school by wearing American flag t-shirts was not violated by teachers forcing the teens to turn the shirts inside out. Concerns over violence trumped their first amendment rights, the ruling stated.
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RNC Celebrates the End of Racism with Rosa Parks Tweet

RNC Celebrates the End of Racism with Rosa Parks Tweet
Much to the surprise of people of color everywhere, racism is dead — and even more surprisingly, the Republican National Committee was the first organization to break the news. It may have come from an ill-worded tweet, but the lack of understanding certainly says quite a bit about the GOP's awareness.
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WI Gov Walker: 'Having a Copy of the Holy Koran on Your Desk' Keeps Your Job Safe

WI Gov Walker: 'Having a Copy of the Holy Koran on Your Desk' Keeps Your Job Safe
If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's new book is a soft launch of his 2016 presidential run, it should also act as fair warning to voters: Walker is shamelessly biased and misunderstands what it fundamentally means to be American.
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TX AG and GOP Candidate for Gov Has a Very Friendly Relationship With a Very Racist Blog

TX AG and GOP Candidate for Gov Has a Very Friendly Relationship With a Very Racist Blog
Texas Attorney General — and probable GOP candidate to replace Rick Perry in 2014 — Greg Abbott, along with his team, may be too close for some people's comfort to a right-wing blogger named Robbie Cooper. Cooper is a guy who repeatedly calls black people "animals" and, quite blatantly, the ultimate racial epithet.
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Self-Segregation: Many Americans Surround Themselves Exclusively with Members of Their Own Race

Self-Segregation: Many Americans Surround Themselves Exclusively with Members of Their Own Race
While more tolerant and integrated younger generations have eased some of the problems that were on display in the Civil Rights movement, current problems exist and much of that comes from unfamiliarity. A recent study by Reuters found that 40 percent of white Americans and 25 percent of non-white Americans are surrounded exclusively by members of their own race.
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Chaz Bolte
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Fake Native American Chief Shills for NFL's Redskins

Fake Native American Chief Shills for NFL's Redskins
What better spokesperson for those who'd like the Washington Redskins football team to keep their racist name then an actual Native American Chief? The only problem is that this person is not actually a Native American Chief.
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The Lingering Effects of Racial Profiling: 'Ever Since I Was Seven, I Knew It's Not Good to Be Black.'

Being routinely stopped by police and searched for no apparent reason, or followed through a neighborhood only to be asked why they are there, are indignities the average white person will likely never suffer.
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