Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from January 6, 2019

Click Here >>>For More 'Post Racial Society' Posts

Show more

Pastor Who Praised Pulse Nightclub Gunman Resigns After Allegedly Paying for Sex

Pastor Who Praised Pulse Nightclub Gunman Resigns After Allegedly Paying for Sex A Baptist minister in Texas who came to national attention in 2016 when he praised the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., resigned from his ministry last week after allegedly using drugs, gambling and paying for sex with prostitutes. Donnie Romero, who founded the Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth in 2014, told congregants at a church meeting on Jan. 2 that he had not “been ruling my house well.” “I have been a terrible husband and father,” Mr. Romero said, according to videoofthemeeting that was posted to the church’s official YouTube channel. “This is the best decision — for my family and this church — to make.” Mr. Romero did not elaborate on his alleged impropriety at that meeting, which was largely run by another pastor, Steven L. Anderson. Mr. Anderson told congregants that “the lord says” Mr. Romero was “disqualified” to lead them. Later, in a video he posted to YouTube…

The Met’s Gangs Matrix is racist policing in its purest form

The Met’s Gangs Matrix is racist policing in its purest form In a review into the Metropolitan police service’s secretive Gangs Matrix, the London mayor’s office has been forced to publicly acknowledge that the database disproportionately targets black males. “The representation of young black males on the matrix is disproportionate to their likelihood of criminality and victimisation,” the report, sneaked out just before Christmas, admitted. Of the almost 4,000 names on the matrix at any given time, 78% are black and 9% are other ethnic minorities. Yet the review made no attempts to explain why this shocking disproportionality exists; nor did it seek to understand, or explain, the impact of this racist policing process on the individuals targeted, their families or the communities that they come from. As a result of a number of leaks of the sensitive information the database holds, there have been several damning reports into its use. The Monitoring Group, Amnesty International and Stop…

Gang prosecutor resigns after racist rants about Michelle Obama, Maxine ...

KTLA reporter Kacey Montoya told black activists that they are the reaso...

Dover racism forum attracts large crowd

Dover racism forum attracts large crowd
DOVER — A larger-than-expected turnout at a Dover School District community forum on race and racism, was only the beginning, according to organizers. That was the hope of many in the room who felt the intimate small, group conversations were productive but concerned the positive energy in the room could soon dissipate without continued work. A little over 200 people attended the forum titled, “Facing race, racism, and stereotypes,” which was sparked by a video that surfaced early last month of two students singing “KKK, KKK, Let’s kill all the blacks,” in a Dover High School U.S. History class. That song, which bore out of an assignment about the Reconstruction Era, led to the teacher being put on paid administrative leave while the district conducted an investigation, which is still not complete. The video was not referenced by organizers of the forum other than being called “the incident.” District Superintendent William Harbron began the eve…

WATCH | Social media divided: Is the new #charcoalchallenge racist?

WATCH | Social media divided: Is the new #charcoalchallenge racist? The #charcoalchallenge has taken social media by storm. Image:ScreengrabofvideopostedonSouthAfricaUncut Social media users are divided over the recent challenge where participants cover their heads with bags of charcoal. Bizarre videos of the #charcoalchallenge took Facebook by storm. Several videos have been uploaded online since December 30 2018. In the videos, shirtless men take near-empty charcoal bags, cover their heads, and wiggle around until their faces are pitch black. Some social media users have dubbed the challenge "The Bobjan Challenge" after the Afrikaans singer Robbie Wessel's song "Bobjan" was used as a soundtrack in the background.

UPS shutters pickup location after alleged racist incident

UPS shutters pickup location after alleged racist incident Katrice Bent says an employee made a racist remark toward her when she returned to pick up a package following an earlier confrontation on Jan. 3. (Krystalle Ramlakhan/CBC) UPS has shut down one of its Gatineau pickup locations after a woman complained an employee there made a "racist" remark toward her. The decision to close the depot, located inside the Animalerie Nutri-Pro Le Plateau pet store on rue de l'Atmosphè​re, was made Friday, a company spokesperson confirmed by email. "We can confirm that after an investigation into the incident, this location will no longer be part of our UPS Access Point network," wrote Murssal Akramy of UPS Canada. The incident began on Jan. 3 when Katrice Bent, 19, went to the store to pick up a flower delivery. Bent was back home on a break from school in Toronto, and had just had surgery. On her initial visit, Bent felt the pet store employee manning the UPS counter skipped …

Iowa congressman Steve King asks how 'white supremacist' became offensive in US

Iowa congressman Steve King asks how 'white supremacist' became offensive in US
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A Republican congressman from Iowa who has been accused in the past of racism asked in an interview published on Thursday (Jan 10) how the terms "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" became offensive to Americans. "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?" Representative Steve King asked in the interview with The New York Times. "Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?" King asked. He insisted in the interview that he was not racist and directed the Times to pictures on Twitter of him meeting people of various religions and races. The conservative lawmaker later put out a statement denying what he said were suggestions in the Times article that he was "an advocate for white nationalism and white supremacy". "I want t…

Tennessee Judge Says Black Men Are Killing Each Other Better Than The KKK

A Tennessee Judge is sparking controversy after saying Black Men Are killing each other better than the Ku Klux Klan. Black men are more dangerous to other black men than white Klansman ever were, Montgomery County Judge Wayne Shelton told a man accused of murder this week. "I grew up in a time where people wore white robes and they shot at black people," Shelton said. "And now we see young black men wearing black hoodies shooting at black men — and doing much more effective job than the Klan ever thought about doing."

Dale Hansen 'Unplugged' on white privilege in NFL coaching after Cardinals' hire Kliff Kingsbury

Some have questioned how Ex-Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, who amassed a 35-40 record in six seasons in Lubbock, was a highly-touted NFL-coaching candidate. A day after Kingsbury was hired as the Arizona Cardinals' new head coach, WFAA's Dale Hansen provided his commentary on "Hansen Unplugged" on Wednesday about white privilege in the NFL coaching ranks. Some have questioned how Ex-Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, who amassed a 35-40 record in six seasons in Lubbock, was a highly-touted NFL-coaching candidate. A day after Kingsbury was hired as the Arizona Cardinals' new head coach, WFAA's Dale Hansen provided his commentary on "Hansen Unplugged" on Wednesday about white privilege in the NFL coaching ranks. Here is what he said: "There's been a lot of criticism of the Arizona Cardinals hiring Kliff Kingsbury as their new coach. Even my guys Mike and Jonah have been questioning that hire. But Kingsbury fits all the criteria to be a…

Uber driver caught on camera calling black woman the N-word repeatedly

Uber driver caught on camera calling black woman the N-word repeatedly An Uber driver identified as Timothy was caught on video launching into a racist tirade against passenger Kiara White, who retaliated with personal insults. (Photo: Facebook/ Kiara LuvMoni White) Kiara White reported her Uber driver after he called her the N-word, but Uber ended up suspending her profile instead of responding. (Photo: Facebook/Kiara LuvMoni White) A white Uber driver and his black passenger engaged in a vicious, emotionally charged argument complete with racial slurs, offensive stereotypes and personal insults on Sunday — and the entire thing was recorded and shared on Facebook. The tense interaction allegedly started when the driver, identified as Timothy on his Uber account page, couldn’t navigate his GPS map during their ride through Davenport, Iowa, according to the passenger, Kiara White. Disoriented, the driver went the wrong way down a one-way street twice, she said, which led to the battle. The…

Being Black in America

Anti-black racism in the United States continues to be a problem over half a century since the abolition of Jim Crow laws. These laws enforced segregation between black and white Americans in public places. Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination in employment and banned race-based segregation, as well as sporadic efforts by successive US governments to tackle racial inequalities, racism still looms large in 21st-century America. Even if it is not a national trend, minorities in the US continue to receive discriminatory treatment from law enforcement officials and face major obstacles in securing housing, health care and quality education, as well as experiencing irregularities in the justice system. To make matters worse, things have escalated under President Donald Trump. Some scholars talk about the existence of structural racism in the US, and there are statistics that corroborate this. In 2018, a poll by NBC News/SurveyMonkey found that a majority of Americans …