Archive for the ‘racism’ Category

HAVING MONEY WHILE BLACK APPARENTLY A CRIME

August 15, 2008

ELVIS MITCHELL

Former New York Times movie critic Elvis Mitchell was recently detained at the U.S./Canadian border. Authorities confiscated $12,000 in cash from the writer. Today’s New York Post says the government wants an explanation as to why Mitchell was carrying that much cash or THEY’RE GOING TO KEEP IT.

Mitchell left the Times in 2004. The critic has also worked for PBS, NPR, Turner Classic Movies and written freelance pieces for various publications. Mitchell is also a guest professor at Harvard.

I wonder how many WHITE Harvard professors WITHOUT dreadlocks would have all their money confiscated by U.S. custom authorities.

WHAT A SHOCK: DON IMUS IN TROUBLE AGAIN

June 24, 2008

MORON!

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Apparently you can’t stop them from making racist comments either.

Unbelievably, just a year after losing his job over making his racially insensative “nappy-headed ho’s” comment, radio talk show host Don Imus is in trouble again for making a racially charged comment.

This morning, during a news segment on his new show, Imus was told by anchor Warner Wolf that football player Pacman Jones has “been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005.”

Imus asked, “What color is he?”

“He’s African-American,” Wolf replied.

“Well, there you go,” Imus said. “Now we know.”

These comments are even MORE stupid and racially insensitve than Imus’ previous controversy. I don’t know who looks worse, Imus for getting in trouble so soon after returning to the air, or Citadel/ABC radio for hiring him.

Unbelievable.

To hear the NEW offensive Imus comments click: HERE

A company spokesperson said Imus would address the situation on his radio show tomorrow.

PICKETERS FOLLOWING THE LAST IMUS INCIDENT

ITALIANS THE LATEST ETHNIC GROUP SLURRED BY A GOLF ANNOUNCER

June 21, 2008

JOHNNY MILLER

I have nothing against golf. It’s a great sport.

On the other hand I generally DESPISE the people who play golf. I don’t know about you, but the only place I know of where you can still  openly hear men making ethnic and racist jokes is the country club. I’m talking full-on slurs of women and minorities.

Country clubs are the last bastian of racism in America. Therefore people who grow up in that atmosphere are oblivious to the social  norms of most others. They think nothing of slurring minorities and women. Not only do country club members do it on a regular basis but they THINK in those terms. Country clubs are inherently racist. That’s why when a guy like Fuzzy Zoeller looks at Tiger Woods he doesn’t see a great golfer. He automatically thinks of “fried chicken and collard greens.”

In the past PGA golfers or announcers have publicly slurred African Americans, women, gays, Asians, American Indians, and the handicapped among others. Golf announcers don’t even have a problem using the term “lynching” when referring to Tiger Woods.

Now you can add Italians to the list of ethnic groups slurred by PGA announcers. Awful Announcing reports that NBC announcer Johnny Miller has been forced to apologize “for comments that appeared to reflect negatively on the Italian heritage” of golfer Rocco Mediate.

During NBC’s U.S. Open coverage, Miller referred to Mediate as “a pool guy” and said, “guys with the name of Rocco don’t get on the trophy, do they?”

The apology was the result of a letter written to NBC by the head of the National Italian American Foundation. He wrote,

“We are certain that NBC and Mr. Miller meant no harm and was simply having some fun at the expense of Italian Americans. Nonetheless, this type of humor is problematic as it reinforces a demeaning and damaging stereotype about an entire ethnic group.”

A golf announcer using demeaning ethnic stereotypes?

What a shock.

STAY CLASSY, BOSTON

April 23, 2008

RED SOX NATION IS FULL OF RACISTS

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter told the Press-Enterprise of Riverside, Calif., that until the last couple of years, he regularly heard racist taunts when visiting Fenway Park in Boston as a member of the Minnesota Twins.

“I’ve been called whatever they call me – a lot – since I was a kid,” Hunter told the newspaper. “My first five or six (years), I was ‘That N-word.’ Some people would chant that out, some people would throw beer or whatever . . . batteries.”

OUTFIELDER TORII HUNTER WAS THE VICTIM OF RACIAL TAUNTS WHILE WITH THE MINNESOTA TWINS

ARE CUBS FANS RACISTS?

April 20, 2008

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Chicago Cubs fans are being accused of racism after an article appeared in today’s Chicago Sun Times. Vendors outside of Wrigley Field were selling headbands in  “honor” of new Cubs outfielder, Kosuke Fukudome. The faux hachimaki headbands were sold along with t-shirts, which say “Horry Kow!” and picture a slant-eyed Cub with huge Harry Caray frames.

If you don’t find the merchandise from the above video offensive, here’s a quote from Fukudome himself,

I don’t know what the creator of the shirt meant this to be, but they should make it right,” Fukudome said through his interpreter after being shown one of the shirts Thursday. ”Maybe the creator created it because he thought it was funny, or maybe he made it to condescend the race. I don’t know.”

IS LEBRON MAGAZINE COVER RACIST?

March 20, 2008

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LeBron James is a basketball player who transcends his sport. James is even on the cover of this month’s Vogue magazine. That makes the Cleveland Cavaliers star just the third man in history (following Richard Gere and George Clooney) to appear on the fashion magazine’s cover.

But putting an African American man on their cover for the first time in its history has actually led to charges of racism against Vogue.

ABC news managed to dig up a history professor who says the image of a snarling black man with his arm around the waist of a beautiful white woman actually invokes images of racism. The professor says this is age-old symbolism that can be seen in white culture from King Kong movies all the way back to ancient pottery. Professor Jason Rosenfeld, who teaches art history at Marymount Manhattan College says,

“Here you have an image of a black male athlete in an exceptionally aggressive stance, wide footed, bending over, clutching her with his arm,” said Jason Rosenfeld, professor of art history at Marymount Manhattan College. “It’s one thing to have an athlete in that kind of pose and with that kind of expression on a court after he or she has done something miraculous. It’s another thing to couple it with someone who is of an entirely different ilk and gender. That turns it into a racially charged image.”

“When you’re for the first time putting a black man on the cover, and this is the way you’re depicting him, it means that you’re going nowhere,” Rosenfeld said. “Pose LeBron in the pose of a Greek God and pose her as a Venus — then you’re upping the conversation.”

HEY NBA, OKLAHOMA CITY IS FULL OF RACISTS

March 14, 2008

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The irony was overwhelming.

On a day when Oklahoma City was virtually guaranteed an NBA franchise (thanks Washington State Legislature!), their fans revealed what racist hicks they really are.

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In a brilliant article, basketball writer, Darnell Mayberry, of The Oklahoman, pointed out just how ignorant some of the residents of Oklahoma City could be. Mayberry compiled quotes from his newspaper’s message boards, other pieces written by The Oklahoman and callers to local talk radio.

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Frankly, it’s embarrassing.

The piece features quotes from various OKC residents talking about the prospect of NBA basketball coming to their town. And they don’t seem very happy about it.

Citing every possible ignorant stereotype, fans openly wondered if the NBA’s presence would increase Oklahoma City’s crime rate and drag down the city.

Unbelievable.

Some samples: “We don’t want the NBA, with its image problems, fatherless children, egomaniacs and shootings. No thanks.”

And, says Mayberry, suggestions for possible team nicknames included “Posse,” “Thugs” and “Hoodlums.”

Man, those Oklahoma City fans are really stuck in the 80’s.

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Shawn Kemp

Actually, I was thinking 1880’s:

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And, before you accuse ME of doing some stereotyping of my own, here’s a couple of facts for you.

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Civil Rights groups that monitor hate organizations list Oklahoma City as a CURRENT location of Neo-Nazi activity.

Oklahoma is also the home of multiple chapters of the Knights of The Bayou (an offshoot of the KKK.)

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Sure, this guy was recently fired as a NEBRASKA state trooper for joining the Klan, but he’s an Oklahoma native son.

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And both the History Channel and Wikipedia cite Oklahoma as a traditional hotbed of Klan activity.

So, here’s some free marketing advice for Sonics owner Clay Bennett. Since the fans in your hometown may not be into their new basketball team, here’s some additional memorabilia you might consider selling:

Each item is available for purchase directly off the KKK’s official website. (seriously!)

And there’s something for the whole (Oklahoma) family:

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Maybe something for the Little Lady:

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Official KKK Oven Mitts

It’s bad enough that a great city like Seattle is going to lose its basketball team. But, losing it to a place like Oklahoma City is the worst!