Eric Reid, the N.F.L. safety whose kneeling protest alongside Colin Kaepernick stirred one of the league’s biggest controversies in years, signed a free-agent deal with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday. Reid, a Pro Bowl-caliber defensive back, was a standout for five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, but he became a lightning rod in 2016 when he joined Kaepernick, then the team’s quarterback, in kneeling on the sideline during the national anthem to protest police brutality and societal inequity for people of color. Last season, as Kaepernick remained unsigned, Reid continued the protest. The 26-year-old Reid entered free agency as one of the top players at his position, but remained unsigned even as safeties with less impressive résumés, like Tre Boston and Kenny Vaccaro, found jobs. Like Kaepernick, he filedagrievance against the league, claiming the teams were colluding to keep him out of the N.F.L. The status of the Reid’s grievance is uncle…
Cool. It was a new word and a new way to be, and in a single generation, it became the supreme compliment of American culture. The Origins of Cool in Postwar America uncovers the hidden history of this concept and its new set of codes that came to define a global attitude and style.
If African-American slang is the cradle of the new kind of cool, then jazz culture was its nursemaid. Popular American music was already quite friendly to the vernacular, but swing-style jazz went so far as to turn language into a self-conscious plaything. Starting in 1938, Cab Calloway began publishing his “Hepster’s Dictionary,” a pamphlet explaining that “jive talk is now an everyday part of the English language. Its usage is now accepted in the movies, on the stage, and in the song products of Tin Pan Alley.”
Subverting the usual method of explaining unusual words in more familiar language, the “Hepster’s Dictionary” was the un-Webster’s. To be unhep was to be “no…
DC, Detroit, memphis, Oakland, Atlanta and St. louis
Failures characterized by high levels of crime, corruption, poverty and violence.
In the USA, every area of a city (or the entire city itself)that becomes majority black and black run, quickly descends into a third world cesspit dependent upon mostly white tax dollars to survive since the majority black population and leadership seems incapable of running or sustaining a first world environment or paying for it themselves. The infrastructure starts to rot, services get curtailed and the black population bitches about it as if someone else was responsible even though they're the majority and IN CHARGE!
Other races quickly move away once the black racial toxicity level is reached and the crime rates go sky high. The neighborhoods turn to shit, the schools rot, everything becomes African third world.
Then, the blacks see the NICE communities that the other races formed after they …
(Reuters) - The Paris prosecutor's office on Wednesday opened an investigation into a little known French rapper who shot to social media fame with a video called "Hang white people".
#NickConrad became the top trending topic on Twitter in France on Wednesday after politicians of all stripes condemned the music video, which YouTube said it had removed for violating its policy on hate speech.
The video shows the rapper, a black man, performing the song as he walks through a city suburb at night, and includes a scene of him pulling a pistol on a white man crawling on the ground, and then assaulting him. The lyrics include calls to kill white people and their children, with a chorus of "hang the whities".
Although YouTube deleted the original video, other uploads were available.
"I fully condemn these abject words and ignominious attacks," Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Twitte…
In America’s children, we often see hope for a better future, especially when it comes to reducing racism. Each new generation of White people, the thinking goes, will naturally and inevitably be more open-minded and tolerant than previous ones. But do we have any reason to believe this? Should we have faith that today’s White kids will help make our society less racist and more equitable? Previous research has had mixed findings. So to explore more fully what White kids think about race, I went straight to the source: White children themselves. In my new book, “WhiteKids:GrowingUpwithPrivilegeinaRaciallyDividedAmerica,” I explore how 36 White, affluent kids think and talk about race, racism, privilege, and inequality in their everyday lives. The