When we last looked at the digital cesspool that is Breitbart News, readers were drawing sloppy comparisons between the Confederate flag and the gay pride flag and making grotesque homophobic/racist remarks. After reading that article, I searched through other Breitbart content to see if there was anything else interesting. I didn’t have to go far, spotting an article about a recent interview with director Quentin Tarantino. Continue reading “Even More Racism from Breitbart News, Now with 20% More Neo-Nazis!”
The massacre at the Emanuel AME Church at the hands of a white supremacist forced our country, once again, to talk about racism and our nation’s failed gun laws. Photos of the killer sporting a Confederate battle flag also prompted a widespread conversation on the acceptability of flying or otherwise displaying that flag — especially on federal and state grounds. South Carolina, which had been debating whether or not to permanently lower the Rebel flag for years now, finally decided enough was enough and removed it from its capitol once and for all. Other states such as Alabama quickly followed suit. Many neo-Confederate activists and conservatives vehemently disagreed with the decision to erase what they saw as a symbol of Southern heritage from the public square, in spite of the flag’s blatant associations with racism and slavery. Continue reading “Breitbart News Reports That Virginia Shooter Owned an ‘LGBT Rainbow Hate Flag’”
Salon – Dinesh D’Souza jokes about the deaths of Alison Parker and Adam Ward on Twitter.
Raw Story – George Zimmerman goes on racist and homophobic Twitter tirade following Virginia shootings.
Media Matters – Breitbart News slammed for race-baiting article on shooting of two VA journalists.
Mother Jones – The United States has had more mass shootings than any other country.
Talking Points Memo – Fox host says Jorge Ramos ‘acted like an illegal alien and got treated like one.’
Portland Press Herald – Ending long legal fight, the National Organization for Marriage names donors who helped overturn Maine’s same-sex marriage law in 2009.
CBS News – Kentucky clerk’s office continues to defy same-sex marriage order.
The Kansas City Star – Prosecutors are close to finishing case against F. Glenn Miller Jr. in anti-Jewish shootings.
Tragedy struck Roanoke, Virginia this morning when two employees of WDBJ-TV — a CBS Roanoke affiliate — were gunned down during a live broadcast. The victims, 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, were in the middle of a report on the 50th anniversary of Smith Mountain Lake when a gunman began firing at them from behind the camera. As Ward’s camera fell to the ground, viewers could briefly catch a glimpse of the shooter — an African-American man dressed from head to toe in black. Continue reading “Ex-Reporter Vester Lee Flanagan Murdered His Former Co-Workers on Live Television”
The New Yorker – Donald Trump and the white nationalists.
Raw Story – 60 years ago today, Emmett Till whistled at a white woman — and he was executed for it four days later.
The New Civil Rights Movement – Gay man writes his family to say he’s engaged, receives hate-filled reply.
Talking Points Memo – Political flyer circulated in Detroit suburb: ‘Let’s Get the Blacks Out’
Feministing – Four things the media gets wrong about the campus gender violence movement.
New York Daily News – Va. frat suspended over ‘freshman daughter drop off’ banners slammed as ‘offensive’ by own execs.
KETV Omaha – Omaha’s Islamic Center vandalized; national group calls for hate crime investigation.
Another day, another racist blogger vents an opinion about race relations. The author of this blog post, a self-described “anti-democracy activist”, states plainly that he doesn’t “care about black people.” The anonymous blogger tries to distinguish his feelings of apathy from feelings of overt hatred, writing that he rejects the notion that “one must either love something with all of one’s heart and be willing to work tirelessly for its benefit, or (clearly) one must hate it and wish to see it destroyed with maximum force.” Honestly it comes off as a distinction without a difference to me: Continue reading “Antidemocratic Blogger: ‘I Don’t Care About Black People’”
Salon – White people were America’s real ‘anchor babies’ — a history lesson for the Republican Party.
VICE – A myth-busting guide to all the shit Republicans say about immigration.
Think Progress – Michigan State Bar humiliated after giving award to white supremacist for racist revenge fantasy.
Bitch Media – A look at feminist forms of justice that don’t involve the police.
Raw Story – Ted Cruz viciously attacks Jimmy Carter a day after his cancer announcement.
Talking Points Memo – AZ school district putting anti-abortion stickers in science textbooks.
The New York Times – Black man shot by police in St. Louis died from bullet to the back.
Orlando Sentinel – Panel finds frat cited for UCF rape-chant video broke no rules.
Right now a petition to remove Daryush Valizadeh’s books from Amazon.com is making the rounds online, with nearly 64,000 signatures as of this writing. Daryush, better known by his moniker Roosh V, is a pickup artist whose entire career is built around his loathing of women and racial minorities. Roosh has admitted to having sex with women while they’re drunk or asleep, pressuring women for sex, ignoring them when they say no, and physically restraining women who try to escape him. These aren’t allegations made by anonymous women, mind you. They’re admissions from Roosh himself. Admissions which appear in several of his books, including his Bang series which purports to teach men how to sleep with foreign women. By allowing Roosh to sell his books on Amazon, the retail giant is profiting off of sexual assault and allowing Roosh to do the same. Continue reading “Roosh V Fanboys: Feminists are ‘Nazis’ for Demanding Roosh’s Books be Removed from Amazon”
Recently Amazon.com has come under fire for the atrocious treatment of its workers. According to a recent exposé by The New York Times, employees of the online retail giant are held to “unreasonably high” standards, forced to tear apart one another’s ideas during meetings, encouraged to rat out one another for misconduct, and generally browbeaten in a process of “purposeful Darwinism.” Other horror stories include a worker not being able to sleep for four days straight, another who was called a “problem” by her boss for cutting back working on nights and weekends to care for her ailing father, a woman with thyroid cancer who was given a negative review upon returning to work from her treatment, and an employee who miscarried twins and was forced to leave for a business trip the day after surgery. Continue reading “Why Does Amazon Continue to Sell Books by Roosh V?”
Two months ago, a 21-year-old white male named Dylann Storm Roof walked into the historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The Church was hosting its Bible study that evening, and Church members — including senior pastor and state senator Clementa C. Pinckney — evidently thought little of his presence. According to eyewitness reports, Roof sat down next to Pinckney and listened to others during the Bible study, disagreeing openly with their Scriptural interpretations. Eventually Roof stood up, pulled a .45 caliber handgun from his fanny pack, and took aim at the congregants. When one churchgoer tried to talk him down, insisting that Roof didn’t have to do this, Roof coldly replied, “I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.” Roof then proceeded to gun down nine innocent people in their house of worship, muttering racial epithets and fleeing the scene. Continue reading “Does AmRen’s Jared Taylor Have Blood on His Hands?”