Nine Most Racist Moments of the 2012 Election

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Race-baiting has been the historical shame of the GOP for some time now, and I can only hope it will haunt the once-moderate Mitt Romney with many a sleepless night, whether he wins or loses. Mitch McConnell’s 2010 pronouncement to voters that “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president”, and a steady stream of subtle and not-so-subtle racist imagery has combined to create a rabid, perhaps even dangerous, mindset among some lawmakers and a minority of their constituents. Worse still is the ugly and prejudiced mindset revealed among a mostly white, male, wealthy elite. We are all at risk of such bigotry seated deep in our subconscious, but as a cunning campaign cudgel, it’s pretty damning to these reprehensible Republicans.

via Alex Kane at AlterNet

The son of a Wisconsin candidate for Senate turned heads over the weekend when he indulged in a favorite Republican pastime: appealing to racism to get out the vote. But that moment was only the latest in a campaign chock full of race-bating appeals and utterances the Republican Party has been using to try to defeat Democrats.

The subtle appeals to racism, reminiscent of President Nixon’s “Southern Strategy,” help pave the way for the more outrageous forms of blatant racism.

From the coded appeals to the blatant manifestations, here are 9 racist things that have happened during the 2012 election campaign.

1. Wisconsin Senate Candidate’s Son: We Can Send Obama ‘Back to Kenya’

The website Buzzfeed reports that yesterday morning, Jason Thompson told a crowd of supporters at a brunch that “we have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago — or Kenya.” Thompson is the son of former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, who is now running for Senate. In attendance at the brunch was Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee.

After Thompson said the Kenya remark, a woman in the audience shouted out, “we are taking donations for that Kenya trip.” A tenet of so-called birtherism is the belief that Obama was born in Kenya instead of the U.S.

2. Right-Wing Media Air ‘07 Tape of Obama

After the infamous “47 percent” remarks Romney made, the right attempted to fire back with their own “secret” video of President Obama. It failed miserably and helped reveal the right-wing media’s racist playbook.

On October 2, conservative pundit Tucker Carlson released what his website, The Daily Caller, called a “racially charged and at times angry speech.” It was Obama speaking in 2007 about the failure of the federal government to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and he also praised his former preacher Jeremiah Wright.

Carlson attacked Obama for “using an accent he almost never adopts in public” and for participating in a rally “closer to an Al Sharpton rally than a conventional campaign event.”

The race-baiting stayed constant when Carlson appeared on Sean Hannity’s show.

The problem was that the speech was already reported on in 2007–and the media didn’t seem to make much of it.

Read the rest at AlterNet.

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  • Guest

    I loled “Put the White Back in the White House”. I was worried they would cite Obama Hitler posters as racist, because its pretty accurate. 

  • Guest

    I loled “Put the White Back in the White House”. I was worried they would cite Obama Hitler posters as racist, because its pretty accurate. 

  • TennesseeCyberian

    These items on the list seem kind of suspect to me:

    2. Right-Wing Media Air ‘07 Tape of Obama

    Carlson attacked Obama for “using an accent he almost never adopts in public” and for participating in a rally “closer to an Al Sharpton rally than a conventional campaign event.” …The problem was that the speech was already reported on in 2007–and the media didn’t seem to make much of it.

    The only thing this video seems to show is that Obama uses phony accents to appeal to certain constituencies.  The last line only shows that the media ignored that fact in 2007.

    3. Newt Gingrich on Obama: ‘The Food Stamp President’

    Gingrich was playing on the racial stereotype that blacks are dependent on government aid–a stereotype that is dead wrong, given the fact that “about 34 percent of food-stamp recipients are white,” as Bloomberg News reported at the time.

    To assume that Gingrich assumed that blacks dominate the welfare roll call is to exhibit the stereotyping that Gingrich is assumed to display.  Nevery assume–it makes an ASS out of U and ME.

    As for the fact that 34% of food-stamp recipients are white, whites are about 64% of the US population, blacks are about 13%.  Funny how Bloomberg didn’t mention who receives the other 76% of food-stamps while debunking these stereotypes.

    And who gives a fuck what color food-stamp recipients are anyway? 

    9. Throwing Nuts at Black Camerwoman [sic]

    At the convention, attendees started throwing nuts at [a black CNN camerawoman] and said, “this is how we feed the animals.”

    Again, to assume that calling a camerawoman an “animal” was a racial slur is to assume that black people are somehow similar to animals. 

    This story started with a tweet from David Shuster, and was supposedly corroborated by witnesses.  But this HuffPo video shows that the only corroboration was that two assholes were acting like assholes and were removed:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/28/republican-cnn-attack-animal-peanuts-racist_n_1838249.html

    As for the other six examples, they all seem racist as a motherfucker.   But then, so does this:

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_BLACK_FAVORITISM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-10-13-14-08-26

    and this:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/09/america-needs-white-history-month

    and this:

    http://wh8te.com/

  • TennesseeCyberian

    These items on the list seem kind of suspect to me:

    2. Right-Wing Media Air ‘07 Tape of Obama

    Carlson attacked Obama for “using an accent he almost never adopts in public” and for participating in a rally “closer to an Al Sharpton rally than a conventional campaign event.” …The problem was that the speech was already reported on in 2007–and the media didn’t seem to make much of it.

    The only thing this video seems to show is that Obama uses phony accents to appeal to certain constituencies.  The last line only shows that the media ignored that fact in 2007.

    3. Newt Gingrich on Obama: ‘The Food Stamp President’

    Gingrich was playing on the racial stereotype that blacks are dependent on government aid–a stereotype that is dead wrong, given the fact that “about 34 percent of food-stamp recipients are white,” as Bloomberg News reported at the time.

    To assume that Gingrich assumed that blacks dominate the welfare roll call is to exhibit the stereotyping that Gingrich is assumed to display.  Nevery assume–it makes an ASS out of U and ME.

    As for the fact that 34% of food-stamp recipients are white, whites are about 64% of the US population, blacks are about 13%.  Funny how Bloomberg didn’t mention who receives the other 76% of food-stamps while debunking these stereotypes.

    And who gives a fuck what color food-stamp recipients are anyway? 

    9. Throwing Nuts at Black Camerwoman [sic]

    At the convention, attendees started throwing nuts at [a black CNN camerawoman] and said, “this is how we feed the animals.”

    Again, to assume that calling a camerawoman an “animal” was a racial slur is to assume that black people are somehow similar to animals. 

    This story started with a tweet from David Shuster, and was supposedly corroborated by witnesses.  But this HuffPo video shows that the only corroboration was that two assholes were acting like assholes and were removed:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/28/republican-cnn-attack-animal-peanuts-racist_n_1838249.html

    As for the other six examples, they all seem racist as a motherfucker.   But then, so does this:

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_BLACK_FAVORITISM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-10-13-14-08-26

    and this:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/09/america-needs-white-history-month

    and this:

    http://wh8te.com/

    • kowalityjesus

      I have noticed how Obama wears a light Wisconsonian accent.  I guess you could say he picked it up in Chicago, or maybe the Philippines.  I am not surprised that he would ‘talk more black’ in front of a black audience.  I would do the same.

      Although I will say that NPR takes any flimsy chance it can get to run a story on whites killing blacks, even though those are statistically rare cases these days, that last link deserves to be posted on various white-supremecist’s websites that I have visited.  Both types of websites are part of Satan’s “divide and conquor” strategy.

    • kowalityjesus

      I have noticed how Obama wears a light Wisconsonian accent.  I guess you could say he picked it up in Chicago, or maybe the Philippines.  I am not surprised that he would ‘talk more black’ in front of a black audience.  I would do the same.

      Although I will say that NPR takes any flimsy chance it can get to run a story on whites killing blacks, even though those are statistically rare cases these days, that last link deserves to be posted on various white-supremecist’s websites that I have visited.  Both types of websites are part of Satan’s “divide and conquor” strategy.

      • Calypso_1

         
        Do you also attribute the divisions at Babel to the workings of the Dark Lord?

        • kowalityjesus

          No, lol. Its so much more interesting now, don’t you say?

          I mean divide with hate, not confound for their eventual benefit.

        • kowalityjesus

          No, lol. Its so much more interesting now, don’t you say?

          I mean divide with hate, not confound for their eventual benefit.

        • kowalityjesus

          much more clever answer:
          no, that was God. Don’t you think its novel how he seperated the indo-aryan languages last?

          you can just call me lightning-wit. I am about to shed tears because I can now be voted down. D’:< SHEET SHEET FIRE ZE MISS-ELSZ!!!

      • TennesseeCyberian

        I get the feeling that Obama has always had the white Yankee accent, and that the whole Southern black accent is a put-on.

        But who knows–my Southern drawl comes out much more among other Southerners, particularly after a few drinks.

        As for divide-and-conquer, I don’t know if it goes all the way down to Satan or just a few well-heeled, opportunistic meme shufflers, but some days this whole race-hate-collectivism really gets on my nerves. Especially when the ugly looks are shooting my way.

      • TennesseeCyberian

        I get the feeling that Obama has always had the white Yankee accent, and that the whole Southern black accent is a put-on.

        But who knows–my Southern drawl comes out much more among other Southerners, particularly after a few drinks.

        As for divide-and-conquer, I don’t know if it goes all the way down to Satan or just a few well-heeled, opportunistic meme shufflers, but some days this whole race-hate-collectivism really gets on my nerves. Especially when the ugly looks are shooting my way.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    that’s the real value of Obama to the elites
    he’s unassailable by anything that gets close to race

    what a great lil psyop
    the most racist country in the world
    elects a Black man
    and everyone thinks this is possible
    so no one questions
    how a Black man was elected President of the Racist States of America
    a place that imprisons more Black people than any country in the world

    only Amerikans can get fooled by their own bullshit

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    that’s the real value of Obama to the elites
    he’s unassailable by anything that gets close to race

    what a great lil psyop
    the most racist country in the world
    elects a Black man
    and everyone thinks this is possible
    so no one questions
    how a Black man was elected President of the Racist States of America
    a place that imprisons more Black people than any country in the world

    only Amerikans can get fooled by their own bullshit

    • 1plakat

      The racism in this country is horrible. I can’t read my local newspapers website because its racist after racist comment, its compulsive to them, some exaggerated defense mechanism.  

      • Jin The Ninja

         it’s like that ‘up’ here too. toronto star? cbc website? all horribly racist commentary.

      • Jin The Ninja

         it’s like that ‘up’ here too. toronto star? cbc website? all horribly racist commentary.

        • 1plakat

          yeah its like they had a computer sale specifically for racists at best buy

        • 1plakat

          yeah its like they had a computer sale specifically for racists at best buy

    • kowalityjesus

      you think America is the most racist place on earth?  I certainly wouldn’t. 
      Arabs or Chinese are easily more racist than Americans.  The Han are racist against different east-asian ethnicities let alone black people.  It is irritating that people think that only white people are capable of being racist.  Quite the opposite, I would say: only white people tolerate other ethnicities in our countries.  Give me an example of how I am wrong.

    • kowalityjesus

      you think America is the most racist place on earth?  I certainly wouldn’t. 
      Arabs or Chinese are easily more racist than Americans.  The Han are racist against different east-asian ethnicities let alone black people.  It is irritating that people think that only white people are capable of being racist.  Quite the opposite, I would say: only white people tolerate other ethnicities in our countries.  Give me an example of how I am wrong.

      • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

        may god bless you for this set-up:
        Blacks & Hispanics comprise
        30% of the US population & 55.3% of the prison population.

        In 2010
        Black male incarceration rate: 4,347 inmates per 100,000
        Hispanic male incarceration rate: 1,755 inmates per 100,000
        White males incarceration rate: 678 inmates per 100,000

        It’s been often argued that
        the extra bones that the Blacks have in their feet
        makes them more prone to arrest & imprionmnet

        PS: the majority of Han Chinese prisoners are Han

      • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

        may god bless you for this set-up:
        Blacks & Hispanics comprise
        30% of the US population & 55.3% of the prison population.

        In 2010
        Black male incarceration rate: 4,347 inmates per 100,000
        Hispanic male incarceration rate: 1,755 inmates per 100,000
        White males incarceration rate: 678 inmates per 100,000

        It’s been often argued that
        the extra bones that the Blacks have in their feet
        makes them more prone to arrest & imprionmnet

        PS: the majority of Han Chinese prisoners are Han

        • BunkersTrust

          The British are even worse. Whites make up 90% of the British population and minorities make up most of the prison population. 

          “Black prisoners make up 15% of the prisoner population and this
          compares with 2.2% of the general population – there is greater
          disproportionality in the number of black people in prisons in the UK
          than there is in the United States.”
          http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/11/black-prison-population-increase-england

          So your wrong, the US is only the second most racist country in the world. Hey, the US can’t be #1 in everything. 

        • BunkersTrust

          The British are even worse. Whites make up 90% of the British population and minorities make up most of the prison population. 

          “Black prisoners make up 15% of the prisoner population and this
          compares with 2.2% of the general population – there is greater
          disproportionality in the number of black people in prisons in the UK
          than there is in the United States.”
          http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/11/black-prison-population-increase-england

          So your wrong, the US is only the second most racist country in the world. Hey, the US can’t be #1 in everything. 

          • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

            yeah butt
            there are only 80,000 people in Brit Slammers
            the US has 2 million prisoners
            70% of Homeland prisoners are non-whites
            so 1.4 million non-whites beats a higher percentage
            by hundreds of thousands
            weird number one, weird number 1

          • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

            yeah butt
            there are only 80,000 people in Brit Slammers
            the US has 2 million prisoners
            70% of Homeland prisoners are non-whites
            so 1.4 million non-whites beats a higher percentage
            by hundreds of thousands
            weird number one, weird number 1

          • BunkersTrust

            You got me there. I forgot that the EU has a similar population size but a prison population 3 times less than the US.

            Are Americans more criminally active? What makes Americans 3 times more criminal than the EU I wonder?

            It would seem that statistically, Europeans are more free than Americans, populations being equal. And they seem to spend a hell of lot less on defense too. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

          • BunkersTrust

            You got me there. I forgot that the EU has a similar population size but a prison population 3 times less than the US.

            Are Americans more criminally active? What makes Americans 3 times more criminal than the EU I wonder?

            It would seem that statistically, Europeans are more free than Americans, populations being equal. And they seem to spend a hell of lot less on defense too. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

          • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

            no country comes even close to The Land of the Free
            when it comes to prisoners per 100,000
            even the number for US whites
            is at least 5 times higher than any EU country
            10 times higher than Norway, the EU’s lowest

        • kowalityjesus

          Is the implication behind your statistic [blacks and hispanics making up 30% of the population yet 55% of the prison population] that many court cases where minorities are imprisoned are injustices because the hand of the white man guides them to do the crimes for which they serve sentences?  I am playing devil’s advocate, but to whom specifically are you finally implicating guilt?

          China may imprison its own, but the incarceration rate is unbelievably low.  Some might observe that China has a very low genetic diversity when compared with America.  In fact the Chinese have a history of expelling or murdering different ethnicities, see Hmong. Using just that example, is it not consistent to say that ethnically homogenous populations have lower rates of crime?  Would it not be anticipated that the United States have a higher prison population, especially since most prisoners are from lower income populations?

        • kowalityjesus

          Is the implication behind your statistic [blacks and hispanics making up 30% of the population yet 55% of the prison population] that many court cases where minorities are imprisoned are injustices because the hand of the white man guides them to do the crimes for which they serve sentences?  I am playing devil’s advocate, but to whom specifically are you finally implicating guilt?

          China may imprison its own, but the incarceration rate is unbelievably low.  Some might observe that China has a very low genetic diversity when compared with America.  In fact the Chinese have a history of expelling or murdering different ethnicities, see Hmong. Using just that example, is it not consistent to say that ethnically homogenous populations have lower rates of crime?  Would it not be anticipated that the United States have a higher prison population, especially since most prisoners are from lower income populations?

          • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

            I’m far from the first to suggest that
            the criminal justice system is pursuing a race war
            but mostly Blacks assert that

            the highest rate of incarceration per 100K in the EU is 148
            the rate of incarceration of American Blacks is 4,347
            29 times higher than the highest in Europe
            you do the math

            I didn’t say the Chinese were better
            I hold Uncle Bullshit to higher standard
            even if nobody else will

          • 1plakat

            the world is fucked but racism in america is horrible and it should not be anywhere close to what it is with so many institutions of “higher” education

      • kowalityjesus

        what the fuck I can vote MYSELF up now. ugh this is shit.

      • http://twitter.com/WarWithEastasia warwitheastasia

        You are absolutely correct, people just don’t read about racism in other countries. The Anglosphere – US, UK, Australia, Canada – is clearly the least racist group of nations in world history, by far. Even a cursory look at, say, the treatment of African migrants in Israel or Libya (where they’re caged, beaten & deported), or China (where they’re the victims of mob violence & riots), or the treatment of ethnic or religious non-Jews of any kind in Israel, or the treatment of native Tibetans, or violence between the various racial subdivisions in Africa (eg Hutus & Tutsis), or the eviction, deportation & dehumanization of Romani people all over Europe, or the treatment of the Chinese in Japan, or the treatment of whites in Zimbabwe or S. Africa, would demonstrate your point a million times over, but this is obviously too much research for most mainstream US race liberals to pursue. Most nations in the world, even places like Japan and Russia, still have racial quotas for immigration, which the US dropped in the early 20th century for being racist; Japan doesn’t even accept non-Japanese refugees from ANY country for ANY reason. Most countries in the world are still relatively ethnically homogeneous; the only ones that have lost this characteristic are white nations, the Anglosphere especially. In fact, if anyone actually tried to find any nation, at any time in history, with even remotely comparable levels of diversity, where immigrants & racial minorities were treated as well as they are in the modern Anglosphere, they would quickly be forced to abandon this conviction that the US is “the most racist country in the world”, or even more racist than most countries. If anything, the US is one of the LEAST racist countries in world history; hell, in Africa, blacks are more racist against other blacks than US whites are against US blacks. These facts are just too uncomfortable and ideology dis-confirming for most US liberals to entertain.

        • kowalityjesus

          You kick ass dude.

  • Apathesis

    The Democrats do plenty of race baiting themselves.  Don’t like welfare?  You’re racist.  Food stamps?  Bigot.  Dislike the president?  You go to Klan meetings.

  • Apathesis

    The Democrats do plenty of race baiting themselves.  Don’t like welfare?  You’re racist.  Food stamps?  Bigot.  Dislike the president?  You go to Klan meetings.

    • David Howe

       hmmm…..yeah….”racism” is when white people are correctly accused of racism….welfare-hate and foodstamp-hate is almost entirely racist.  And you know it is.  You’re not really fooling anyone.

    • David Howe

       hmmm…..yeah….”racism” is when white people are correctly accused of racism….welfare-hate and foodstamp-hate is almost entirely racist.  And you know it is.  You’re not really fooling anyone.

      • TennesseeCyberian

        “welfare-hate and foodstamp-hate is almost entirely racist. And you know it is”

        This says much more about your perceptions than it does anyone else’s personal feelings.

      • TennesseeCyberian

        “welfare-hate and foodstamp-hate is almost entirely racist. And you know it is”

        This says much more about your perceptions than it does anyone else’s personal feelings.

        • Apathesis

           You beat me to it.  That guy probably makes wild assumptions about people who don’t enjoy watermelon.

        • Apathesis

           You beat me to it.  That guy probably makes wild assumptions about people who don’t enjoy watermelon.

        • Apathesis

           You beat me to it.  That guy probably makes wild assumptions about people who don’t enjoy watermelon.

  • lucifer69

    Here is a warning , disrespecting someone who we all lookup to will trickle down to those of us who are law abiding and the subconscious mind we see you racist people as a threat and cause us to take action. You aint seen nothing yet, just keep hate going and see what will happen. You haters have ben warned.

  • lucifer69

    Here is a warning , disrespecting someone who we all lookup to will trickle down to those of us who are law abiding and the subconscious mind we see you racist people as a threat and cause us to take action. You aint seen nothing yet, just keep hate going and see what will happen. You haters have ben warned.

    • kowalityjesus

      an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind….
      honestly you should submit an article if you’re going to be that comprehensive.

  • lucifer69

     Top 10 Myths About Black America – A Must Read.
    If you haven’t read the works of Chancellor Williams of George James,
    you may still be amongst the thinking Blacks who realize that
    misinformation about the standing of Africans and African Americans has
    been the order of the day for centuries. But if you are a dead brained ignoramus who passes on the latest piece of mythology about your own people
    , you should do the race a service and either educate yourself or solder your ignorant lips shut.
    Black mythology is one of our greatest challenges, because when a
    people believe they are in a specific state, or doing specific things,
    those beliefs and thoughts dictate their actions. One of the
    most glaring problems facing African Americans is the media’s love
    affair with Black America, especially Black men. They love having us on
    the news, but the coverage is largely relegated to perpetual poverty,
    crime and other “bad” behavior. While we are neither the dominant nor
    the majority population, the negative media coverage is
    disproportionately high when it comes to us. Many of our other
    difficulties stem directly from the misinformation that we pass on to
    each other, presenting lies and half-truths as “known facts.” But if one
    of us presents factual information to challenge the lies, the ignorant
    are likely to challenge right back with: “where’s your data?” That
    question will be launched even if data has been presented and even
    though no challenge was ever issued when the lie was accepted and passed
    around. It is no secret that African Americans have an image
    problem. It is also no secret that the media misrepresents African
    Americans. What is ostensibly a secret is that many of the most
    egregious things being said about Black people are being perpetuated by
    Black people. In another Black Top Ten list, I’d like to dispel some of those myths. Accordingly, these are the top ten things that Black people should stop saying about Black people: The Top Ten Black Myths 1 There are more Black men in prison than in college.
    False. The misleading “evidence” comes from studies such as the one
    conducted periodically by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI), a
    Washington-based research group. JPI found that there were 791,600
    Black men in jail or prison and “only” 603,032 of them in colleges or
    universities. They presented the findings as “evidence” of more Black
    men in prison than in college. As late as 2004, the US Census reported
    that there were 864,000 Black men in college. The numbers that people
    (including the JPI) quote are ALL of the Black men in prison, versus
    ONLY the free young Black men of college age, which spans the late teens
    to the early twenties. And yet, the myth is still a myth. Any of us can
    do the math: Out of the 40 million-plus African Americans that the 2008
    Census found, less than one million are in jail or prison. The reality
    is that while there are too many of us in prison and more of us in there
    than others, there are NOT more of us on the inside than on the
    outside. 2 Black people, particularly Black men are lazy. False. How can a people who built this nation and did it for free suddenly become the laziest people in the nation?
    According to the US Census Bureau, 68.1% of all Black men and 62.3% of
    Black women over the age of 16 are in the civilian labor force, compared
    to 73% of White men and 59.9% of White women. With racial
    discrimination and other challenges, more of us are still working than
    sitting at home. While the Blacks have a higher percentage of
    poverty that Whites in America, the majority of Black people are NOT
    poor. Of the 40 million-plus Blacks in this nation, 8.1 million have
    incomes below the poverty line. Now, what we do with our money is another story… 3 Black people abuse the Welfare system and are swelling it beyond capacity.
    False. First, the actual number of Black families on Welfare has been
    decreasing since the early 1970’s, when 46% of the recipients were
    Black. By the end of the 20th century, that number was down to 39%, as
    compared to 38% Whites who were non-Hispanic. If the comparison were
    strictly based on race without ethnic identification, Whites clearly
    outnumber Blacks on the Welfare rolls. In addition, 40% of the
    families on Welfare have only one child, while the number having five or
    more is only 4%. And, by the last decade of the 20th century, Welfare
    accounted for just over 2% of the Federal Budget, while defense
    accounted for 24%. Benefit programs for predominantly White farmers and big businesses far outweigh the Welfare program. Who is abusing welfare? 4. Most Black men are married to White women.
    False. According to the most recent Census statistics, more than 90%
    of all Black men who are married are married to Black women.
    Please stop lying about what you see (which isn’t data—you could be
    looking at co-workers) and stop using celebrities to cast an indictment
    on an entire group. 5. Affirmative Action unfairly provides opportunities for Blacks.
    False. First, Affirmative Action is inappropriately used to define
    Black preferential treatment and “quotas” but it was actually designed
    to benefit a number of groups who have been discriminated against,
    creating parity in the workplace. Since the 1970’s, Affirmative Action
    has benefited White women more than any other group. Secondly, no one
    who perpetuates this myth ever talks about other types of Affirmative
    Action, which benefit other races. For example, the Japanese
    descendants in America, who were each rewarded $20,000 in 1988 as
    reparations for internment during WWII, or the legacy programs which
    benefit people such as the dimwit son of a Bush who screwed up the world
    economy while in the white house. 6 Let’s kill two ignorant
    rumors with the pursuit of truth: Poor Blacks would be better off if
    they stopped using drugs and took better care of their communities; and,
    Blacks need to stop pushing drugs to their own people. False.
    This one always confuses me, because Blacks can’t even distribute their
    own movies or music, yet still get blamed for importing and distributing
    ILLEGAL drugs. If a Black man can’t drive down the street without
    being racially profiled and stopped, what makes anyone think that he
    could fly a planeload of drugs into the nation and distribute them from
    state to state and city to city? The drug dealers in the ‘hood make a
    lot of money, but nowhere near the cash generated by the true drug lords
    who import it and distribute it to inner cities across the nation.
    But for the record, according to a study by the Sentencing Project, the
    number of Blacks in prison for drug-related crimes fell by 21.6 % from
    1999 to 2005, while the number of Whites in prison for drug-related
    crimes increased by 42 % during the same time period. 7 Blacks suffer from Black on Black crime.
    True, but misleading. Whites also suffer from White on White crime.
    Many crimes, including murder, rape and robbery, are crimes of location,
    not color. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 85% of
    African Americans report another Black person as the perpetrator of the
    crime and 80% of White murders were committed by other Whites. However,
    when race does play a role in crime, the victims of violent crimes are
    more likely to be Black, while the perpetrators, are more likely to be
    White. 8 Blacks commit more crimes than Whites. False.
    Neo-Conservative Whites and self-hating Blacks notwithstanding, the
    reality of racism in the justice system has to be understood in order to
    get into the reasons for the high number of Blacks in prison.
    In an assessment of the impact of crime on minority communities, the
    National Minority Advisory Council on Criminal Justice concluded that
    “America is a classic example of heavy-handed use of state and private
    power to control minorities and suppress their continuing opposition to
    the hegemony of White racist ideology.” Further, according to
    “The Real War on Crime,” a report by the National Criminal Justice
    Commission, “African-American arrest rates for drugs during the height
    of the ‘drug war’ in 1989 were five times higher than arrest rates for
    Whites even though Whites and African-Americans were using drugs at the
    same rate.” Finally, according to the Federal Judicial Center,
    the average sentences for African Americans for weapons and drug charges
    have been 49% longer than for Whites who had been convicted of the same
    crimes. The simple truth is, more of “us” may be in court, but more of “them” are actually committing crimes. 9 Women outnumbering men in college is a Black phenomenon.
    False. According to the US Department of Education, male undergraduates
    account for 44 percent of student population, while female
    undergraduates account for 56 percent. This is not race specific. 10 Black people are incapable of sustaining businesses in their own communities.
    False. We had great success before integration. In fact, by 1900, the
    number of African-American businesses nationally, totaled 40,000,
    including the Greenfield Bus Body Company, which manufactured
    automobiles, and a hotel in New York City valued at $75,000. By 1908, we
    had 55 privately owned banks. By 1912, there were two millionaires,
    Madam C.J. Walker (hair care) and R. R. Church (real estate).
    By 1923, Tulsa, Oklahoma was home to The Black Wall Street, an African
    American community of 11,000. Which featured nine hotels, nineteen
    restaurants and thirty-one grocery stores and meat markets, ten medical
    doctors, six lawyers, and five real estate and loan insurance agencies,
    complete with five private planes. The next time someone passes
    around one of these tired myths, if you can resist smacking them in the
    mouth, pass on some real data to them, or at least encourage them to do
    some research themselves before passing lies as truth.

    _

  • lucifer69

     Top 10 Myths About Black America – A Must Read.
    If you haven’t read the works of Chancellor Williams of George James,
    you may still be amongst the thinking Blacks who realize that
    misinformation about the standing of Africans and African Americans has
    been the order of the day for centuries. But if you are a dead brained ignoramus who passes on the latest piece of mythology about your own people
    , you should do the race a service and either educate yourself or solder your ignorant lips shut.
    Black mythology is one of our greatest challenges, because when a
    people believe they are in a specific state, or doing specific things,
    those beliefs and thoughts dictate their actions. One of the
    most glaring problems facing African Americans is the media’s love
    affair with Black America, especially Black men. They love having us on
    the news, but the coverage is largely relegated to perpetual poverty,
    crime and other “bad” behavior. While we are neither the dominant nor
    the majority population, the negative media coverage is
    disproportionately high when it comes to us. Many of our other
    difficulties stem directly from the misinformation that we pass on to
    each other, presenting lies and half-truths as “known facts.” But if one
    of us presents factual information to challenge the lies, the ignorant
    are likely to challenge right back with: “where’s your data?” That
    question will be launched even if data has been presented and even
    though no challenge was ever issued when the lie was accepted and passed
    around. It is no secret that African Americans have an image
    problem. It is also no secret that the media misrepresents African
    Americans. What is ostensibly a secret is that many of the most
    egregious things being said about Black people are being perpetuated by
    Black people. In another Black Top Ten list, I’d like to dispel some of those myths. Accordingly, these are the top ten things that Black people should stop saying about Black people: The Top Ten Black Myths 1 There are more Black men in prison than in college.
    False. The misleading “evidence” comes from studies such as the one
    conducted periodically by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI), a
    Washington-based research group. JPI found that there were 791,600
    Black men in jail or prison and “only” 603,032 of them in colleges or
    universities. They presented the findings as “evidence” of more Black
    men in prison than in college. As late as 2004, the US Census reported
    that there were 864,000 Black men in college. The numbers that people
    (including the JPI) quote are ALL of the Black men in prison, versus
    ONLY the free young Black men of college age, which spans the late teens
    to the early twenties. And yet, the myth is still a myth. Any of us can
    do the math: Out of the 40 million-plus African Americans that the 2008
    Census found, less than one million are in jail or prison. The reality
    is that while there are too many of us in prison and more of us in there
    than others, there are NOT more of us on the inside than on the
    outside. 2 Black people, particularly Black men are lazy. False. How can a people who built this nation and did it for free suddenly become the laziest people in the nation?
    According to the US Census Bureau, 68.1% of all Black men and 62.3% of
    Black women over the age of 16 are in the civilian labor force, compared
    to 73% of White men and 59.9% of White women. With racial
    discrimination and other challenges, more of us are still working than
    sitting at home. While the Blacks have a higher percentage of
    poverty that Whites in America, the majority of Black people are NOT
    poor. Of the 40 million-plus Blacks in this nation, 8.1 million have
    incomes below the poverty line. Now, what we do with our money is another story… 3 Black people abuse the Welfare system and are swelling it beyond capacity.
    False. First, the actual number of Black families on Welfare has been
    decreasing since the early 1970’s, when 46% of the recipients were
    Black. By the end of the 20th century, that number was down to 39%, as
    compared to 38% Whites who were non-Hispanic. If the comparison were
    strictly based on race without ethnic identification, Whites clearly
    outnumber Blacks on the Welfare rolls. In addition, 40% of the
    families on Welfare have only one child, while the number having five or
    more is only 4%. And, by the last decade of the 20th century, Welfare
    accounted for just over 2% of the Federal Budget, while defense
    accounted for 24%. Benefit programs for predominantly White farmers and big businesses far outweigh the Welfare program. Who is abusing welfare? 4. Most Black men are married to White women.
    False. According to the most recent Census statistics, more than 90%
    of all Black men who are married are married to Black women.
    Please stop lying about what you see (which isn’t data—you could be
    looking at co-workers) and stop using celebrities to cast an indictment
    on an entire group. 5. Affirmative Action unfairly provides opportunities for Blacks.
    False. First, Affirmative Action is inappropriately used to define
    Black preferential treatment and “quotas” but it was actually designed
    to benefit a number of groups who have been discriminated against,
    creating parity in the workplace. Since the 1970’s, Affirmative Action
    has benefited White women more than any other group. Secondly, no one
    who perpetuates this myth ever talks about other types of Affirmative
    Action, which benefit other races. For example, the Japanese
    descendants in America, who were each rewarded $20,000 in 1988 as
    reparations for internment during WWII, or the legacy programs which
    benefit people such as the dimwit son of a Bush who screwed up the world
    economy while in the white house. 6 Let’s kill two ignorant
    rumors with the pursuit of truth: Poor Blacks would be better off if
    they stopped using drugs and took better care of their communities; and,
    Blacks need to stop pushing drugs to their own people. False.
    This one always confuses me, because Blacks can’t even distribute their
    own movies or music, yet still get blamed for importing and distributing
    ILLEGAL drugs. If a Black man can’t drive down the street without
    being racially profiled and stopped, what makes anyone think that he
    could fly a planeload of drugs into the nation and distribute them from
    state to state and city to city? The drug dealers in the ‘hood make a
    lot of money, but nowhere near the cash generated by the true drug lords
    who import it and distribute it to inner cities across the nation.
    But for the record, according to a study by the Sentencing Project, the
    number of Blacks in prison for drug-related crimes fell by 21.6 % from
    1999 to 2005, while the number of Whites in prison for drug-related
    crimes increased by 42 % during the same time period. 7 Blacks suffer from Black on Black crime.
    True, but misleading. Whites also suffer from White on White crime.
    Many crimes, including murder, rape and robbery, are crimes of location,
    not color. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 85% of
    African Americans report another Black person as the perpetrator of the
    crime and 80% of White murders were committed by other Whites. However,
    when race does play a role in crime, the victims of violent crimes are
    more likely to be Black, while the perpetrators, are more likely to be
    White. 8 Blacks commit more crimes than Whites. False.
    Neo-Conservative Whites and self-hating Blacks notwithstanding, the
    reality of racism in the justice system has to be understood in order to
    get into the reasons for the high number of Blacks in prison.
    In an assessment of the impact of crime on minority communities, the
    National Minority Advisory Council on Criminal Justice concluded that
    “America is a classic example of heavy-handed use of state and private
    power to control minorities and suppress their continuing opposition to
    the hegemony of White racist ideology.” Further, according to
    “The Real War on Crime,” a report by the National Criminal Justice
    Commission, “African-American arrest rates for drugs during the height
    of the ‘drug war’ in 1989 were five times higher than arrest rates for
    Whites even though Whites and African-Americans were using drugs at the
    same rate.” Finally, according to the Federal Judicial Center,
    the average sentences for African Americans for weapons and drug charges
    have been 49% longer than for Whites who had been convicted of the same
    crimes. The simple truth is, more of “us” may be in court, but more of “them” are actually committing crimes. 9 Women outnumbering men in college is a Black phenomenon.
    False. According to the US Department of Education, male undergraduates
    account for 44 percent of student population, while female
    undergraduates account for 56 percent. This is not race specific. 10 Black people are incapable of sustaining businesses in their own communities.
    False. We had great success before integration. In fact, by 1900, the
    number of African-American businesses nationally, totaled 40,000,
    including the Greenfield Bus Body Company, which manufactured
    automobiles, and a hotel in New York City valued at $75,000. By 1908, we
    had 55 privately owned banks. By 1912, there were two millionaires,
    Madam C.J. Walker (hair care) and R. R. Church (real estate).
    By 1923, Tulsa, Oklahoma was home to The Black Wall Street, an African
    American community of 11,000. Which featured nine hotels, nineteen
    restaurants and thirty-one grocery stores and meat markets, ten medical
    doctors, six lawyers, and five real estate and loan insurance agencies,
    complete with five private planes. The next time someone passes
    around one of these tired myths, if you can resist smacking them in the
    mouth, pass on some real data to them, or at least encourage them to do
    some research themselves before passing lies as truth.

    _

  • lucifer69

     Top 10 Myths About Black America – A Must Read.
    If you haven’t read the works of Chancellor Williams of George James,
    you may still be amongst the thinking Blacks who realize that
    misinformation about the standing of Africans and African Americans has
    been the order of the day for centuries. But if you are a dead brained ignoramus who passes on the latest piece of mythology about your own people
    , you should do the race a service and either educate yourself or solder your ignorant lips shut.
    Black mythology is one of our greatest challenges, because when a
    people believe they are in a specific state, or doing specific things,
    those beliefs and thoughts dictate their actions. One of the
    most glaring problems facing African Americans is the media’s love
    affair with Black America, especially Black men. They love having us on
    the news, but the coverage is largely relegated to perpetual poverty,
    crime and other “bad” behavior. While we are neither the dominant nor
    the majority population, the negative media coverage is
    disproportionately high when it comes to us. Many of our other
    difficulties stem directly from the misinformation that we pass on to
    each other, presenting lies and half-truths as “known facts.” But if one
    of us presents factual information to challenge the lies, the ignorant
    are likely to challenge right back with: “where’s your data?” That
    question will be launched even if data has been presented and even
    though no challenge was ever issued when the lie was accepted and passed
    around. It is no secret that African Americans have an image
    problem. It is also no secret that the media misrepresents African
    Americans. What is ostensibly a secret is that many of the most
    egregious things being said about Black people are being perpetuated by
    Black people. In another Black Top Ten list, I’d like to dispel some of those myths. Accordingly, these are the top ten things that Black people should stop saying about Black people: The Top Ten Black Myths 1 There are more Black men in prison than in college.
    False. The misleading “evidence” comes from studies such as the one
    conducted periodically by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI), a
    Washington-based research group. JPI found that there were 791,600
    Black men in jail or prison and “only” 603,032 of them in colleges or
    universities. They presented the findings as “evidence” of more Black
    men in prison than in college. As late as 2004, the US Census reported
    that there were 864,000 Black men in college. The numbers that people
    (including the JPI) quote are ALL of the Black men in prison, versus
    ONLY the free young Black men of college age, which spans the late teens
    to the early twenties. And yet, the myth is still a myth. Any of us can
    do the math: Out of the 40 million-plus African Americans that the 2008
    Census found, less than one million are in jail or prison. The reality
    is that while there are too many of us in prison and more of us in there
    than others, there are NOT more of us on the inside than on the
    outside. 2 Black people, particularly Black men are lazy. False. How can a people who built this nation and did it for free suddenly become the laziest people in the nation?
    According to the US Census Bureau, 68.1% of all Black men and 62.3% of
    Black women over the age of 16 are in the civilian labor force, compared
    to 73% of White men and 59.9% of White women. With racial
    discrimination and other challenges, more of us are still working than
    sitting at home. While the Blacks have a higher percentage of
    poverty that Whites in America, the majority of Black people are NOT
    poor. Of the 40 million-plus Blacks in this nation, 8.1 million have
    incomes below the poverty line. Now, what we do with our money is another story… 3 Black people abuse the Welfare system and are swelling it beyond capacity.
    False. First, the actual number of Black families on Welfare has been
    decreasing since the early 1970’s, when 46% of the recipients were
    Black. By the end of the 20th century, that number was down to 39%, as
    compared to 38% Whites who were non-Hispanic. If the comparison were
    strictly based on race without ethnic identification, Whites clearly
    outnumber Blacks on the Welfare rolls. In addition, 40% of the
    families on Welfare have only one child, while the number having five or
    more is only 4%. And, by the last decade of the 20th century, Welfare
    accounted for just over 2% of the Federal Budget, while defense
    accounted for 24%. Benefit programs for predominantly White farmers and big businesses far outweigh the Welfare program. Who is abusing welfare? 4. Most Black men are married to White women.
    False. According to the most recent Census statistics, more than 90%
    of all Black men who are married are married to Black women.
    Please stop lying about what you see (which isn’t data—you could be
    looking at co-workers) and stop using celebrities to cast an indictment
    on an entire group. 5. Affirmative Action unfairly provides opportunities for Blacks.
    False. First, Affirmative Action is inappropriately used to define
    Black preferential treatment and “quotas” but it was actually designed
    to benefit a number of groups who have been discriminated against,
    creating parity in the workplace. Since the 1970’s, Affirmative Action
    has benefited White women more than any other group. Secondly, no one
    who perpetuates this myth ever talks about other types of Affirmative
    Action, which benefit other races. For example, the Japanese
    descendants in America, who were each rewarded $20,000 in 1988 as
    reparations for internment during WWII, or the legacy programs which
    benefit people such as the dimwit son of a Bush who screwed up the world
    economy while in the white house. 6 Let’s kill two ignorant
    rumors with the pursuit of truth: Poor Blacks would be better off if
    they stopped using drugs and took better care of their communities; and,
    Blacks need to stop pushing drugs to their own people. False.
    This one always confuses me, because Blacks can’t even distribute their
    own movies or music, yet still get blamed for importing and distributing
    ILLEGAL drugs. If a Black man can’t drive down the street without
    being racially profiled and stopped, what makes anyone think that he
    could fly a planeload of drugs into the nation and distribute them from
    state to state and city to city? The drug dealers in the ‘hood make a
    lot of money, but nowhere near the cash generated by the true drug lords
    who import it and distribute it to inner cities across the nation.
    But for the record, according to a study by the Sentencing Project, the
    number of Blacks in prison for drug-related crimes fell by 21.6 % from
    1999 to 2005, while the number of Whites in prison for drug-related
    crimes increased by 42 % during the same time period. 7 Blacks suffer from Black on Black crime.
    True, but misleading. Whites also suffer from White on White crime.
    Many crimes, including murder, rape and robbery, are crimes of location,
    not color. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 85% of
    African Americans report another Black person as the perpetrator of the
    crime and 80% of White murders were committed by other Whites. However,
    when race does play a role in crime, the victims of violent crimes are
    more likely to be Black, while the perpetrators, are more likely to be
    White. 8 Blacks commit more crimes than Whites. False.
    Neo-Conservative Whites and self-hating Blacks notwithstanding, the
    reality of racism in the justice system has to be understood in order to
    get into the reasons for the high number of Blacks in prison.
    In an assessment of the impact of crime on minority communities, the
    National Minority Advisory Council on Criminal Justice concluded that
    “America is a classic example of heavy-handed use of state and private
    power to control minorities and suppress their continuing opposition to
    the hegemony of White racist ideology.” Further, according to
    “The Real War on Crime,” a report by the National Criminal Justice
    Commission, “African-American arrest rates for drugs during the height
    of the ‘drug war’ in 1989 were five times higher than arrest rates for
    Whites even though Whites and African-Americans were using drugs at the
    same rate.” Finally, according to the Federal Judicial Center,
    the average sentences for African Americans for weapons and drug charges
    have been 49% longer than for Whites who had been convicted of the same
    crimes. The simple truth is, more of “us” may be in court, but more of “them” are actually committing crimes. 9 Women outnumbering men in college is a Black phenomenon.
    False. According to the US Department of Education, male undergraduates
    account for 44 percent of student population, while female
    undergraduates account for 56 percent. This is not race specific. 10 Black people are incapable of sustaining businesses in their own communities.
    False. We had great success before integration. In fact, by 1900, the
    number of African-American businesses nationally, totaled 40,000,
    including the Greenfield Bus Body Company, which manufactured
    automobiles, and a hotel in New York City valued at $75,000. By 1908, we
    had 55 privately owned banks. By 1912, there were two millionaires,
    Madam C.J. Walker (hair care) and R. R. Church (real estate).
    By 1923, Tulsa, Oklahoma was home to The Black Wall Street, an African
    American community of 11,000. Which featured nine hotels, nineteen
    restaurants and thirty-one grocery stores and meat markets, ten medical
    doctors, six lawyers, and five real estate and loan insurance agencies,
    complete with five private planes. The next time someone passes
    around one of these tired myths, if you can resist smacking them in the
    mouth, pass on some real data to them, or at least encourage them to do
    some research themselves before passing lies as truth.

    _

    • 1plakat

      thats some data

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