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Racism’s Big Comeback In America by MICHAEL D’ANTUONO


America is returning to what it once was. Unfortunately, I’m not referring to its former dominance as the world’s only super power or its economic peak, but rather its racist roots. How can I say that when we have a (half) black president? Just read the news.

The Supreme Court just undid 48 years of racial progress by dismantling the 1965 Voting Rights Act. It took the great state of Texas less than two hours to enact the most stringent voter ID law in the country. And now they are working furiously at redistricting their voting maps to further disenfranchise minorities. These measures were previously considered in violation of the now defunct Voting Rights Act.

Turn the page of your newspaper (or nook) and you can read about the George Zimmerman trial. Unless you are one of the 6 women jurors in the case, you’ll recall that an armed man (Zimmerman) told 911 that he was pursuing an unarmed teenager (Trayvon Martin) who happened to have wound up dead by Zimmerman’s gun. He also happened to be black. Incredulously, the police did not hold Zimmerman or even take his gun until a month of public outrage embarrassed them into arresting him.

Now the prosecution is claiming self-defense and trying to paint the 17-year-old victim as a dangerously aggressive drugged out hoodlum. I admit that I’ve been accused of painting the situation too far in the other direction in my piece “A Tale Of Two Hoodies.” But then I’m an artist visually representing the overall problem of racism, not a lawyer in a court of law distorting facts to misrepresent the actual events.

The fact that Zimmerman called Martin “a suspicious person” with nothing more to go on other than he was a black youth wearing a hood suggests racial profiling by an individual. The fact that the police initially chose not to even charge Zimmerman suggests racism in the police force. The fact that the Supreme Court made it possible for Texas, along with many other states, to create voting restrictions aimed to suppress minorities from voting suggests a racist government. Sadly, it seems America is becoming a shining example of backwards progress in social and racial justice.

-Michael D’Antuono

http://www.ArtandResponse.com

via Racism’s Big Comeback In America by MICHAEL D’ANTUONO | The Everlasting GOP Stoppers.

Shock as UKIP member’s Facebook page fails to mention any Jewish conspiracies


There has been widespread shock throughout Britain after a member of UKIP used his Facebook account to share pictures with his friends and indulge in general chit-chat.

Amongst the posts on Chris Nosworthy’s Facebook page were details of an afternoon stroll through the park, a happy birthday message to a man called Nigel and a YouTube video of a dog walking on its back legs.

Closer inspection also revealed that he hadn’t ‘Liked’ any far-right hate groups or made any racist, anti-semitic, homophobic or islamophobic comments.

Mr Nosworthy defended the contents of his Facebook page and strongly refuted claims the he is ‘non-racist’.

“My friends, family and the people who know me will tell you I’m a total racist,” he insisted.

“I used to play in a local 5-a-side football team, but I quit after a fella called Mohammed turned up for training.

“I’m also pretty sure that dinosaurs were wiped out by Jews,” he added.

UKIP Facebook page

A UKIP spokesperson revealed that a full investigation would be carried out and action would be taken “if necessary”.

“It might just be that Chris has been a bit naïve and made an error of judgement.

“We also shouldn’t rule out the possibility that his account was hacked by leftist flag-burning gays from the BBC.

“He’s already been for a precautionary AIDS test.”

via Shock as UKIP member’s Facebook page fails to mention any Jewish conspiracies.

Workers faced with everyday racism in Ireland | The Voice Online


RACIAL ABUSE: Foreign workers at the Dublin Bus company, among others, claim they have faced racism on a daily basis

IMMIGRANT WORKERS in Ireland are faced with racism everyday, new report has revealed.

Taking Racism Seriously: Migrants’ Experiences of Violence, Harassment and Anti-Social Behaviour in the Dublin Area, which is based on accounts given to the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI), shows that an overwhelming number of those interviewed said they had encountered racism during their working time, some of which was on a daily basis.

Speaking at the launch of the report, Chief Executive of the ICI, Denise Charlton, said the findings indicated that society needs to be braver in challenging racism.

“This report illustrates very starkly the price being paid for our lack of consistent, effective and strong action against racism.

“We cannot continue to tolerate circumstances where people working on public transport are subjected to racist abuse on a daily basis and regularly subject to racially motivated assaults,” she said.

Respondents included an African bus-drivers, Luas revenue protection officers from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and Asian healthcare workers, all of whom had lived in Ireland for between six and 10 years.

via Workers faced with everyday racism in Ireland | The Voice Online.

via Workers faced with everyday racism in Ireland | The Voice Online.

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