We must engage the past even when it’s uncomfortable
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: An independent casting company is looking to recruit a CBC Kids Host of “any race except Caucasian”. The company, Larissa Mair Casting & Associates, has since deleted the offensive Craigslist call, but here’s a screenshot: A screenshot with more details can be viewed here. What’s [...]
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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Last week “Accidental Racist”, the new duet by country singer Brad Paisley and rapper LL Cool J made a lot of people uncomfortable. Angry even. It caused an online backlash. A pop music critic with the Toronto Star said: ‘Accidental Racist’ makes Brad Paisley and LL Cool [...]
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What students are talking about today (April 12th)
By Marc McDonald In a perfect society, there would be no bigots and no racism. Of course, America will never be mistaken for a perfect society. And despite our national delusion that we’ve become a “color-blind” society that has moved beyond ra…
Good stuff as always. Show me someone with more commonsense than Dr.Sowell and I will show you how to grow wings and fly.
New York City’s Stuyvesant High School is one of those all too rare public schools for intellectually outstanding students. Such students are often bored to death in schools where the work is geared to the lowest common denominator, and it is by no means uncommon for very bright students to become behavior problems.
Recent statistics on the students who passed the examination to get into Stuyvesant High School raise troubling questions that are unlikely to receive the kind of serious answers they deserve.
These successful applicants included 9 black students, 24 Latino students, 177 white students and 620 Asian Americans.
Since this is definitely not the ethnic makeup of the general population of New York City, we can expect to hear the usual sort of comments from those who are in the business of being indignant and offended.
The most common of these comments is that the tests are “unfair.” That is of course possible, but it is also possible that the groups themselves are different. Yet only the first possibility is allowed to be mentioned, in an age when race can be discussed only with pious hypocrisy and obligatory lies.
However shocked some people may be by the ethnic breakdown among students who passed the test to get into Stuyvesant High School, similar disparities can be found among students from different ethnic backgrounds in other countries around the world. Back in the decade of the 1960s, students from the Chinese minority in Malaysia earned 20 times as many Bachelor of Science degrees as students from the Malay majority…..
……..Every study I know of that compares the amount of time that black students and Asian American students spend watching television, and how much time they spend on school work, shows disparities as great as the disparities in their academic outcomes.
When teaching at UCLA, years ago, I once went into a library on a Saturday night, noticed how many Asian students were studying — and looked around in vain for any black students. How surprised should I have been when Asian students did better in the courses I taught?…..
….Unfortunately, we are at a stage where the interests of race hustlers is to cry “unfair” at the tests — and they have a lot more political clout than black Tiger Moms have. So long as the rest of us are silenced by political correctness, racial progress on that front is unlikely.
Put differently, whole generations of black young people can continue to go down the drain because their fate carries less weight than fashionable racial rhetoric…..
What students are talking about today (April 4th)
As I have written here before, and as many others realize, racism against Aboriginal people is one of the only areas where it seems that open bigotry is still accepted in out society. Racism is regularly directed at the First Nations people, and far from being ashamed of their opinions, the racists seem to spout these ideas with pride – the same way old people do when they rehash that seemingly immortal opinion that “kids just don’t want to work nowadays!”
The ugly head of racism reared its head again this week when the daily paper in Nanaimo BC a letter condemning the First Nations people as essentially primitive, shiftless and lazy. The letter is distributing in itself but the responses are perhaps even more troubling. Typical of racists, the letter-writer and the commentators would not identify themselves as racist (bigots almost never do). Instead, they aggressively defend their opinions as “difficult . . . → Read More: kirbycairo: The Nanaimo Letter and the On-Going Racism. . .
Educate First Nations to be modern citizens Don Olsen, The Daily News Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 via Educate First Nations to be modern citizens. This is the most racist thing I have ever seen published. The Nanaimo Daily News published a document either as an editorial or a letter to the editor [likely the [...]
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive Greetings Citizens of the World. It is vital the information we are going to share with you is made viral as quickly as possible. The ethnic Rohingya people of Myanmar Burma in Southeast Asia are about to be massacred. Barbarous acts are being carried out by [...]
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The complaints are familiar – “Asian immigrants are taking our jobs,” “Asian immigrants are buying our property and keeping us out.” Instead of being complaints found in the Richmond Review’s letters-to-the-editor section, however, these are the complaints that were found in a Liberal Party advertisement in 1921 that was posted on a Vancouver history site. [...]
By Capt. Fogg
Small town newspapers. When I first moved to Florida over 11 years ago, Little Boots was in the white house and although the fear machine was running on afterburner and everyone was in the process of never forgetting and sending money to Taiwan manufacturers of plastic automobile flag holders, you still had headlines declaring that some local fisherman had caught a record Snook or irate letters about litter in the park. Now it’s outrage. Every day. Even the fish are angry.
Printed opprobrium grew over the Bush years, at least those quasi-literate, misspelled, cliche-ridden letters to the editor written in impotent rage at Mexican farm workers, people on food stamps, Liberals, immigrants, ethnic minorities, liberals, Muslims, atheists, Jews, Democrats — did I mention Liberals? Yes, sure, I and a few others sometimes wrote ( brilliantly, I must admit) alternate opinons, much to the further wrath of the toothless unwashed, but it’s a small town as I said, and word gets around and I really don’t want to carry a gun in my bathing suit or they may think I’m happy to see them. Discretion, valor and all that.
Of course it’s hardly new. I remember, back in the mid 60′s, living in long hair and sandals in the tiny, rural, University town of Hamilton New York. I remember when the school had an open symposium on Communism, and the good, go-to-church and keep-Christ-in-Christmas locals flooded the opinion page with demands to bomb the bastards back to the stone age – now. Small town newspapers. I wish I could believe that they didn’t represent America, that they weren’t just some boil on the ass of an otherwise great nation.
You know even them Catholics, they are wrong as baby eaters. We need to clear them people out and have good, white, God fearing Christians and everybody else needs to be put to death for their abominations. We’ll keep Lincoln County white and right. Thank you.
You’re welcome. White and Right indeed. I hope you do just that and perhaps building a wall will help the local economy for a while. In fact I hope everyone like you moves to Lincoln County. It would be nice to have all y’all in one place and I hope there’s room. I’d hate to have to use up more than one of our precious nukes, but as for the stone age — are you sure you’re ready for that big an upgrade?
(Cross-posted from Human Voices)
By Frank MoraesThere was a racist dust up at CPAC on Friday during a K. Carl Smith session sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots on how to get African Americans to vote Republican. Smith’s talk was filled with divisive and irrelevant lines like, “I’…
By Mustang Bobby
One last note about the CPAC gathering this past weekend: there was a session that was labeled — I’m not making this up — “Trump The Race Card: Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Called A Racist When You Know You’re Not One?” (Answer: if people call you a racist, you probably are.)
It got a little out of hand when a couple of white guys got their tails all puffed up about conservative African-Americans calling themselves “Frederick Douglass Republicans,” condemning slavery, and blaming it on the Democrats.
Scott Terry of North Carolina, accompanied by a Confederate-flag-clad attendee, Matthew Heimbach, rose to say he took offense to the event’s take on slavery. (Heimbach founded the White Students Union at Towson University and is described as a “white nationalist” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.)
“It seems to be that you’re reaching out to voters at the expense of young white Southern males,” Terry said, adding he “came to love my people and culture” who were “being systematically disenfranchised.”
Smith responded that Douglass forgave his slavemaster.
“For giving him shelter? And food?” Terry said.
At this point the event devolved into a mess of shouting. Organizers calmed things down by asking everyone to “take the debate outside after the presentation.”