Poll finds 90% of Native Americans are OK with Washington Redskins name

May 21st, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Racism, Social Issues Robert May 1 min read

Guardian Web writes: A poll in the Washington Post has found that nine out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins name. The poll surveyed 504 people who identified as Native American in every state in the US, and reflects the findings of a similar poll in 2004. Washington’s NFL team has been under pressure for some time over its name, which…

 

Why Moving Black Families Into White Neighborhoods Isn’t Justice

May 1st, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Government, Racism Bill B. May 1 min read

Greg Sorrell writes:  Fifty-three years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visualized a day when his children would no longer be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Today, with the help of the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is working to make sure that day never comes.  

 

Socially Engineered Neighborhoods Are Government’s Unnatural Concoction

Dec 23rd, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Government, Racism, Regulation Robert May 1 min read

Thomas Sowell writes:  The political left has been trying to run other people’s lives for centuries. So we should not be surprised to see the Obama administration now trying to force neighborhoods across America to have the mix of people the government wants them to have. There are not enough poor people living in middle class neighborhoods to suit the political left. Not enough blacks…

 

Affirmative Action Is No Favor To Minorities

Dec 15th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Education, Racism Robert May 1 min read

Thomas Sowell writes: Among the many sad signs of our time are the current political and media attacks on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for speaking the plain truth on a subject where lies have been the norm for years. The case before the High Court is whether the use of race as a basis for admitting students to the University of Texas at Austin is…

 

Scalia argues black students benefit from ‘slower’ colleges

Dec 10th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Civil Rights, Education, Racism Robert May 1 min read

Lisa Goodwin writes: Near the end of oral argument in a high-profile affirmative-action case Wednesday, conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suggested that black students benefit from a “slower track” at less prestigious schools and are thus harmed by affirmative action. The comments come during a time of racial turmoil on campuses across the country, from Yale to the University of Missouri.  

 

Freedom Makes Bigots Pay

Howard Baetjer Jr. says:  The Free Market Penalizes Prejudice Labor regulations have a long history of hurting women and minorities. Yet, when thinking about the economic damage society has inflicted on nonwhites and on women, many people blame the personal prejudices of the people doing the hiring. The NBA and other major league leagues show what he says is true.  bbm