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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Six Execs Quit Trump's Manufacturing Council Before It Disintegrates Entirely Over Trump's Charlottesville's Remarks


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In a private phone call Wednesday afternoon, CEOs who were part of a strategic council to Trump agreed to disband the group and condemn Trump's confrontational response to a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"There really was nothing to debate," said one member of the forum, who described the president's fiery Tuesday news conference as a "tripwire."
Shortly after CNBC and other broke the news that the council was disbanding, Trump took to Twitter to say he was ending that forum...
~CNBC.COM 


Read More:

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/16/trump-abruptly-ends-manufacturing-council-after-ceos-disband-strategy-and-policy-forum.html


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NO COPS ALLOWED GYM SIGN

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Chambers, who is described by the news station as a lifelong political activist, said that the sign and policy are a political statement for the multiuse space, which, along with being a gym, serves as a community gathering spot and meeting place for activists in the metro area.
 
He added that the groups who work out at his gym are generally minorities who are uncomfortable with the presence of law-enforcement officer.
“It was really just that the vulgarity in that sign, and that seems to bring it out for people,” Chambers told the news site. That being said, Chambers has removed the sign ... for now, although he intends to put it back up without the curse word.

Read More: 
http://www.theroot.com/ga-gym-owner-unapologetic-after-putting-up-controversi-1797674537?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=The_Root_facebook

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

HE IS ONE WITH THEM


The  white supremacist
"fringe groups" 
like the KKK, Neo Nazis, and skinheads came together in
Charlottesville
the largest white supremacy rally in decades
under    
ALT - RIGHT



Steve Bannon is alt-Right and Trump's Chief Strategist.

Sebastian Gorka,  a"Deputy Assistant" to Trump, is alt-Right

Stephen Miller has strong alt-Right ties and he writes Trump's speeches  (Read it here:  http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/hes-one-of-them

Richard Spencer is alt-Right, and his name is at the top of the poster that promoted the UNITE THE RIGHT rally in Charlottesville. And Richard Spencer was a mentor for Stephen Miller when they were at Duke together.


Alt-Right is in the White House. Every time the press says "Neo Nazi" in place of "Alt-Right" they are helping Trump take the white supremacy spotlight off him-- where it belongs.
Alt-Right may be bringing a bunch of fringe groups together under a nice sounding name. But it's also bringing in white people who think "alt-Right" sounds better than KKK or neo-Nazi. Alt-Right brings a lot of white people together, some of whom do not like to think of themselves of white racists.

Alt-Right is huge. And Alt-Right needs to be dragged out into the light. And our mainstream press is not doing that nearly enough.

Over the weekend I only heard "alt-Right" occasionally on ABC and Reuters, usually inserted by a non-white television anchor --which means not often at all. A sizable percentage of the press is trying to make this about a bunch of "fringe" white supremacy groups.

Alt-Right isn't white supremacy fringe. Alt-Right is white supremacy central. Alt-Right calls together the white "fringe" white supremacists like KKK and neo-Nazi. But alt-Right is also safe sounding enough to call white supremacists who don't want to think of themselves as white supremacists. That is, there are white people (and non-white people) who think white supremacy ideals are just fine but they do not want the label of "KKK" or "neo-Nazi" or "white supremacist." 
Alt-Right fits the bill.

Alt-Right joins various levels of physically violent white supremacists and verbally violent white supremacists and those white supremacists who only open their lips to say things like "Why do we have to be so politically correct all the time?" when they want to say the n-word or defend a confederate statue in a park somewhere.

And Alt-Right represents the core values of this White House.  Trump pretty much admitted he was forced to make a direct statement condemning white supremacy on Sunday after tremendous pressure to do so -- even from white supremacy friendly moderate republicans. Not only was his second speech on Charlottesville still insincere, he proved how insincere hours later.

Trump re-tweeted an alt-Right tweet

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This tweet basically says (in dog whistle racism speak) forget Charlottesville look at them n-words in Chicago (again.)  
 
By the way, your city would be murder central too if your city was as defacto segregated as Chicago while having a 74% unsolved murder rate --which was more than double the national average in 2015
In fact -- you know what-- if I decide to become a crime boss in my next life, Chicago here I come.

Black and brown people already know this. But by now the nature of alt-Right ought to be undeniable to the predominantly white press.

Call the press on their crap every single time you can. Find ABC, NBC, CBS,Reuters, CNN, Associate Press and tell them alt-Right needs to be at center of their reporting on The Charlottesville White Supremacist Terrorism Incident. And they need to link Trump to alt-Right every time.

"Alt-Right" needs to fall on everyone's ears in exactly the same way that "KKK" and "Neo-Nazi" does. Everyone needs to visualize a violent hoodless KKK-level white supremacist every time they hear "alt-Right." That's when we'll be able to flush them out of the white house...bringing us that much closer to getting Trump to resign.

alt-Right's Richard Spencer at the top of the poster








Monday, August 14, 2017

Will Trump Pardon Famous Racial Profiler Joe Arpaio So Close to Charlottesville?

President Donald Trump told Fox News he is "seriously considering" issuing a pardon for former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted last month of criminal contempt for ignoring a judge's order to stop detaining people because he merely suspected them of being undocumented immigrants. 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-pardon-arizona-sheriff-joe-arpaio-20170814-story.html



If he does this within the next few months, much less the next few days, that'll be a big ole "screw you darkies" direct from the White House.



HUNDREDS FEARED DEAD IN SIERRA LEONE MUDSLIDES

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At least 200 people have been killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. 
A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. 


A BBC reporter at the scene said that many people may have been asleep when the mudslide occurred. 
Sierra Leone's Vice-President Victor Bockarie Foh said it was "likely that hundreds are lying dead". The number of casualties is expected to rise.
~BBC.COM


READ MORE: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40926187
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/14/africa/sierra-leone-mudslide/index.html

I Believe Taylor Swift But....


This is reportedly the photo where DJ David Mueller is supposed to be shown grabbing Taylor Swift's ass.

Background: This male DJ grabbed Taylor Swift's ass. She reported it. DJ was fired. DJ sued Swift for millions. Swift counter-sued him for one dollar, as a protest among other things.

According to the video below, Taylor Swift says she doesn't know if the photo was taken before or after the moment he put his hand on her bare ass. According to a news report I saw on ABC, he left his hand her ass for a long time and persisted on leaving it there after she lurched away from him.

The other thing she reportedly said is that the gap between her body and his reflects her having lurched away from him -- which seems to indicate the photo was snapped during or after the assault.

This all brings me to my next point: Why is it Taylor's mother is the only one who saw her face change? Yeah, your Mom knows you. She's the one who is going to know if something is wrong and you're hiding it.

But my real question is why did Swift hide it?

When something not-nearly-that-bad happened to me I hid it too. But why?

Why are we hiding it? Why are we the ones humiliated? Yeah its embarrassing in the moment, but why does the embarrassment last beyond the moment, especially for someone as powerful as Taylor Swift. Me?  I had to think if the white men were going to be believe me. Then I had to decide if the white men in charge at the place I worked were going to go to bat for me. And I also was at an age where I didn't want anybody to think I was a child who couldn't take care of herself.

I didn't complain that loudly. I backed the cretin off by myself with death-ray stares.

But why is it STILL "professional" to hide it when somebody is violating you while it's happening. It's freaking 2017. When this happened to Swift 3 years ago, it was 2014. She was somewhere near 24 years old. 

Speaking up at 24 years old when you have damn near all the power due to your star status isn't precisely nothing, but close to it. Going to court definitely isn't nothing. Going to court and making this public spectacle of herself sent the right message to young girls that adore her. And I wouldn't be surprised if Taylor Swifft's story didn't put a little wind in the sails of the six women suing the Plaza Hotel for routine sexual harassment.  

But I'd have been a hell of a lot more impressed with Swift if she'd knocked his teeth out and then got him fired.

It's 2017. I think a better message to send to girls is "speak up right away and loudly." Creating a six inch gap while you just stand there and take it "like a professional" isn't a right-enough message to send to girls about sexism and sexual assault.

And this is about sexism too because more men were likely involved in this than just the man accused. 

Only slightly less powerful than Beyonce, by standing there and taking it without making a fuss, Taylor Swift  has inadvertently said that the men that run the radio stations, music video productions, and concert stages might be offended if a woman doesn't just take it quietly in a ladylike manner until she can tell another man that a cad embarrassed her by putting his hand on her bare ass.

That DJ should have lost teeth and his job. 

At the very least, everybody in the room should have known something happened in the moment. And he should have lost his job too. Her mama shouldn't have been the only one that knew something happened because she knows her own child's face.



Video: You can watch the men mansplain to one another what may or may not have happened if you want to. But I found it a little repulsive in more than one spot.



Sunday, August 13, 2017

IN THE MEME TIME 081217


REMEMBER alt-RIGHT BELONGS TO TRUMP, CHARLOTTESVILLE BELONGS TO alt-RIGHT, AND FOLK IN KOREA ARE NOT WHITE

Let us begin at the beginning.

Richard Spencer has his name on top of the UNITE THE RIGHT poster meant to advertise the event in Charlottesville. And Richard Spencer is a leader of the white supremacist alt-Right political movement.



The photo below is of Alt-Right Leader Richard Spencer himself.


You might think this photo with the KKK-looking torch rally going on in the background was taken on August 11th in Charlottesville, Virginia. But you would be wrong. This photo is from another "Torch Rally" that took place months ago when alt-Right white supremacists marched before

...when they also chanted the borrowed phrase "Blood And Soil"

So why is all the white outrage at white supremacy aimed at neo-Nazis all of a sudden?

I've seen the words "white nationalist" associated with Spencer and "alt-Right" but not "neo Nazi"  The only thing "nazi" about Spencer is that "blood and soil" phrase he gets his marchers to use. And mainstream white news outlets know that's alt-Right linked already.


Prior to a 32 year old woman* dying as the result of a white supremacy motivated terrorist attack via automobile, Alt-Right was recognized as being at the center of this "rally."   But I'm not hearing "Alt-Right" when news anchors discuss Charlottesville on television anymore. And I'm wondering why 

You should be wondering why too because this winds up protecting Trump's direct connection to the white supremacists in Charlottesville.  


Steve Bannon, in the made up job of White House Chief Strategist, is also alt-Right...as if his writing for Breitbart wasn't enough to let anybody who wants to know he's a white supremacist.
But ye olde denial runs deep in white folk. 
I saw the mother of James Alex Fields Jr,  the terrorist murderer who mowed people down in Charlottesville, say that she thought her son was going to Virginia for something to do with Trump. And she adds at the end,  "Trump's not a white supremacist."   
She may be confused. But her son wasn't.   

And I'm not confused either.

But I do want to know why do the huge mainstream white run media outlets appear to be protecting Trump even as they call him out for not condemning white supremacy.

When Trump finally did a press conference on a racism based riot big enough for the governor of Virginia to declare a state of emergency, he stopped to shake Veterans hands first, talked about Charlottesville for a moment, then stopped to talk about how well the country was doing financially, then tried to spread the blame for the Charlottesville terrorist level, white supremacy based hatred on anybody and everybody but himself and the white supremacists that love him.
Smaller news outlets, like the Daily Beast, know alt-Right is at the center of this.

Charlottesville Crowd Chases Out Alt-Right ‘Murderer’ Jason Kessler

http://www.thedailybeast.com/charlottesville-crowd-chases-out-alt-right-leader-jason-kessler?via=twitter_page

But what's with the decades old mainstream news outlets?

Could it be that even when white-run major media outlets call out Trump for not calling out white supremacy, they are still protecting their white selves?



That is, do white mainstream news reporters and white owners of television stations have alt-Right folks sitting across them at the dinner table every night? Do they belong to the alt-Right political group themselves? Is saying the white racists are....like....normal white people...that belong to a political group called "alt-Right" instead of "fringe extremist groups" like the KKK and neo-Nazis just too close to home.

Alt-Right may consider themselves a politically organization group but they are a white supremacist terrorist organization more than anything else. They go out with those torches at night to deliberately terrorize people of color with memories of the KKK

So what's going on with mainstream news outlets?

Whiteness protecting itself, conscious or unconscious, is first reason that comes to mind for white run media outlets like ABC and Reuters to stop identifying alt-Right as the center of the white supremacist terrorist activity in Charlottesville once a murder had been committed using a car.

But I still can't figure out how the neo-Nazi label got put on the white protesters instead.

Again, Alt-Right has used the "Blood and Soil" chant before and white outlets reported on alt-Right activity accurately in May -- when there was no murder involved.  Furthermore, I do not recall that neo-Nazis have been this organized in the past --not even with Trump making white supremacists everywhere feel bolder.




But Alt-Right has been this organized. And the name at the top of the Charlottesville poster is Alt-Right's Richard Spencer. And Trump's Steve Bannon is alt-Right too.

I haven't watched all the news media outlets. But Reuters and ABC are now calling the white supremacists bent on terror "neo-Nazis." Whether it's deliberate or just comes naturally, they are protecting alt-Right's leadership role in this. And by doing this they are protecting Trump's connection to this too.


Trump came out of the gate spewing hatred at Mexicans, calling them rapists and criminals when he started running for President. He energized his white supremacist base by saying he'd ban all Muslims (which is 10x more about xenophobic ethnoracism than religion) He doubled down on accusing the Central Park 5 murderers despite them being proved innocent.
Lately, using a racism based triangulation and model minority myth, Trump told  the Department of Justice to investigate how white and asian students are being discriminated against in college admissions due to affirmative action  for blacks and latinos -- when Asians are complaining about white students getting preferential treatment in college admissions despite whites, on average, scoring 140 points lower on SAT tests 

All of this together means that the death and injuries that occurred in Charlottesville can be laid directly at Trump's feet.

You know what else?

To tell you the truth, I keep wondering if Trump would have shot his mouth off so quick about "Fire and Fury" with South Korea so close to the North Korean threat IF the people in harms way in South Korea were white.  

If Trump sets North Korea off with his mouth most of the first set of bodies will almost be entirely Asian. And Trump doesn't give a single damn about anybody not-white.

The other thing he screwed up with macho talk this week was South American countries uniting against Maduro's attempt to become dictator of Venezuela. Trump suggest that the United States might militarily intervene in Venezuela's internal affairs. Prior to Trump shooting off his macho mouth again, South American countries had been uniting against Maduro and his bid for dictatorship. But now those leaders have had to stop, turn around, and unite against Trump's statement.

Our president is dumber than a rock.

And you know what else? With Iraq in everyone's rear-view mirror every non-white country on the planet has good reason to be afraid of us. But with Trump in charge, they have reason to be terrified. And people who are terrified can make deadly mistakes.

North Korea bombing Guam would be one of those deadly mistakes. 

I really cannot think how we would legitimately avoid going to war if that happens. Trump may have maneuvered into a position where the U.S. won't be able to do anything other leave a hole in the ground where North Korea once was.

I don't know what's going to happen. I don't know what should happen. But I do know that President Obama wouldn't have put us in this position in the first place.

Donald Trump's white supremacy is escalating hostilities to fever pitch both inside and outside the country. Bannon's days(hours) are probably numbered. Non-white-supremacy-based excuses are being made up about Bannon being the source of White House leaks as I write this. But white supremacy is not going to leave the white house with Bannon.

Trump was/is attracted to Bannon's white supremacist core because he's a white supremacist to the core himself.  And the white supremacist part of him is one of the significant parts of him attracted to Russia too.

ON RUSSIA'S LINK TO U.S. WHITE SUPREMACY






ON TRUMP'S ENVY OF PUTIN AND PUTIN'S MONEY





Beyond that, Trump is fundamentally incompetent. That's why so many people think Trump needs to resign for the good of the country immediately.

If Special Investigator Mueller doesn't find something to make this man resign and leave the White House, I don't know how we're going to make it through the next four years. I really don't. 

TWEET OF THE DAY 081317

Saturday, August 12, 2017

AIN'T A DAMN THING FRINGE ABOUT THE WHITE FOLK RAISING HELL IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

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from

There’s Nothing ‘Fringe’ About These White People 
at Very Smart Brothas

screen shot CNN

The comforts in considering the white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., to be fringe are obvious. For white people, speaking of them and their views as if they’re unique and anomalous allows them (the “good” white people) to distinguish themselves from these racists, while also minimizing their ubiquity and influence. If they’re fringe—if they only exist in the crevices and butt cracks of the country—the good white people can continue to believe they’ve done enough, and they can eat their quiche with peace of mind.
And, for those of us (and “us” could be Black people, Latinos, Muslims, Jews, homosexuals and anyone else the nationalists believe are oppressing them and wish to rid America of) who still believe in the fantasy of the fringe alt-right, the comfort exists in convincing ourselves that there just aren’t that many of them. Because if they’re not fringe, if they’re actually everywhere, then ...


read morehttp://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/theres-nothing-fringe-about-these-white-people-1797784175?rev=1502570842115 



Ex-KKK Leader David Duke Says White Supremacists Will ‘Fulfill’ Trump’s Promises




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“This represents a turning point for the people of this country,” said Duke in video uploaded to Twitter by Indianapolis Star photojournalist Mykal McEldowney. “We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in, that’s why we voted for Donald Trump. Because he said he’s going to take our country back. That’s what we gotta do.”
In a tweet, Trump condemned “hate” and “violence” in response to clashes at the rally on Saturday, though he did not call out white supremacists in particular.
Duke responded to Trump’s tweet by stating that Trump should “remember” that “White Americans’ were the ones to put him in office...
~ HuffPost


“We are determined to take our country back,” Duke said. “We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump.”

Read More:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/david-duke-charlottesville-rally-trump_us_598f3ca8e4b0909642974a10

BLACK PASTOR SCREAMS "GOTTA GO GOTTA GO!" AND RUNS DURING CHARLOTTESVILLE INTERVIEW

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During a live-feed interview with MSNBC host Joy Reid, a black minister who was one of the counter-protesters at a white [supremacist] march in Charlottesville, Virginia suddenly had to bolt from the screen as her fellow pastors and other counter-protesters were attacked.
Host Reid was interviewing Rev. Traci Blackmon about the march when a security guard grabbed her and pulled her off-screen as she screamed, “Gotta go, gotta,” as fights broke out nearby her.
A stunned Reid, blurted, ‘Oh my goodness!”
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Read More:http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/gotta-go-gotta-go-black-pastor-bolts-joy-reid-live-interview-as-white-nationalists-attack-fellow-pastors/


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TWEET OF THE DAY 081217






#NoConfederate 

and 
Charlottesville Alt-Right Race Riot 

All in one punch


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ONE PERSON IS DEAD: Is The UNITE THE RIGHT Rally In Charlottesville Virginia Now A Hate Crime Or A Terrorist Event?


Graphic Car Attack at Alt-Right UNITE THE RIGHT Rally

ABC NEWS RADIO says the car rammed into counter protesters. When this happens in France and Germany it's called "a terrorist attack."

If "Blood and Soil" and "White Lives Matter" chants continued from last night, then it's a hate crime too.


"Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe had already declared a state of emergency, after White nationalists and counter-protesters clashed on the streets of Charlottesville ahead of a “Unite the Right” rally. The University of Virginia instructed students to shelter in place, Larry Sabato, the  director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, told The Atlantic in an email....

The incident quickly reignited a familiar debate. Often, in cases of domestic attacks, there are questions over what constitutes a terrorist attack. A vehicle hitting pedestrians, in particular, is reminiscent of attacks that have occurred in Europe."
~THE ATLANTIC 


Read More: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/vehicle-strikes-pedestrians-in-charlottesville/536670/


All this white precipitated violence and police haven't fired a shot as far as I know.

Melania Trump responded with a tweet before the president tweeted or said anything. It's been suggested he was dragging his feet. To some it appeared to some that is was governor McAuliffe who pressured Trump into saying something about the protests at all.
McAuliffe to Trump. "Our work is just beginning...and so is yours" 

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/346323-charlottesville-mayor-responds-to-trump-our-work-is-just

Furthermore when Trump did speak on the race riot/ terrorist attack  (whatever it winds up being called)  he tap danced trying to avoid speaking on the subject. During a special news conference, he walked back to shake hands with Veterans and mentioned some veterans legislation he's going to sign. He spend a few seconds on the race riot/terrorist event then spoke on how well employment rates are. He went on to say how there's violence "on many sides"...as he tried to spread the blame.    

Then Trump went on to say how this kind of thing predates his presidency. <---Deflection



TRUMP SPEECH Off topic- on topic - deflection-off topic-on topic - spread blame- off topic  

I didn't think it was possible for a white president to give a weaker pushback against white supremacy than all those white presidents that went before.


I stand corrected



After Trump went off the air, ABC NEWS reported that KKK 
(prior Grand Dragon) David Duke sent a message on social media(?) telling Trump he needed to speak on Charlottesville while remembering the white people who put him in office

No worries there.  Trump remembers who his white supremacist friends are. That was the weakest condemnation of white supremacy I've ever seen. And that's saying something in this country.

Charlottesville pre-protest last night (August 11 2017)

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER Alt-RIGHT PROTEST  

http://blackchickrocked.blogspot.com/2017/08/state-of-emergency-declared-after-kkk.html

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED AFTER KKK STYLE ALT-RIGHT UNITE THE RIGHT RALLY

The image below is associated with the University of Virginia and they are from last night. August 2017

--not the 1940s.

Below are pictured Alt-Right white supremacists during an Alt-Right "torch rally" and they are chanting the old Nazi phrase "Blood and Soil" and "White Lives Matter"


And that "blood an soil" chant pretty much means "This country is a white country. It's ours"
Richard Walther Darré popularized the phrase at the time of the rise of Nazi Germany; he wrote a book called Neuadel aus Blut und Boden (A New Nobility Based On Blood And Soil), in 1930, which proposed a systemic eugenics program, arguing for breeding as a cure-all for all the problems plaguing the state. 
Darré was an influential member of the Nazi party and a noted race theorist who assisted the party greatly in gaining support among common Germans outside the cities...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_and_Soil



If you still don't think Trump becoming President hasn't had an energizing effect on the overt white racists, think again. This is why 94% of black women voted against a decades long white racist Donald Trump. 


"Fights erupted and at least two people were hurt when white nationalists and counter-protesters violently clashed Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, forcing local police and Gov. Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency."
~NBCNEWS.COM 

Friday, August 11, 2017

TWEET OF THE DAY 080917

So What Is So Different About THE OPIOID CRISIS?


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From June 2017

In short, the current opioid crisis has a different face.

The 1980s drug crisis was the “crack epidemic” and stereotypically portrayed as a phenomenon of “the violent black inner-city,” focusing on criminally dangerous drug addicts. Media coverage at the time shamed black mothers with addiction in particular, referencing “a time bomb in cocaine babies” and the “bio-underclass.” Crack was “reaching out to destroy the quality of life, and life itself, at all levels of American society.” In reality, the harm caused by the crack epidemic was not as severe as the media sensationalized. However, the resulting punitive approaches of the “War on Drugs” with harsh sentencing and mandatory minimums disproportionately affectedcommunities of color with devastating effects.
Today, we're shown a different face in the opioid crisis – a white one. 
Since 2001, the opioid overdose death rate among non-Hispanic whites has been higher than that of non-Hispanic blacks, and has sharply increased in recent years. With this new face comes a new response: rather than demonizing substance use as criminal behavior, our nation emphasizes treatment and public health interventions.
Opioid Overdose Deaths by Race/Ethnicity, Age-adjusted Rates Per 100,000 Population
Timeframe: 1999 – 2015
Source: Opioid Overdose Deaths by Race/Ethnicity, obtained from kff.org

Why is the opioid crisis disproportionately affecting whites?
Non-Hispanic whites make up more than 80-percent of opioid overdose deaths in the United States, and structural racism plays an important role in explaining this...

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HOW STRUCTURAL RACISM FUELS THE RESPONSE TO THE OPIOID CRISIS

HOW RACIALLY PREJUDICED WHITES VOTED FOR OBAMA THEN VOTED FOR TRUMP

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A REPOST

An analysis by political scientists Sam Popkin and Doug Rivers showed the same thing: 20-25% of whites who opposed interracial dating supported Obama throughout the 2008 campaign.
Even though racial attitudes were a bigger factor in Obama’s elections than previously, they were by no means the only factor. The most important determinant of Americans’ votes in 2008 and 2012, as always, was party identification.
But until Obama’s presidency, there were nearly as many white Democrats with explicitly prejudiced views as white Republicans. That meant that lots of racially prejudiced Democrats wound up supporting Obama.
Racially prejudiced whites, however, have increasingly left the Democratic Party during Obama’s presidency — especially racially prejudiced whites without a college degree. That partisan sorting by racial attitudes, combined with Trump’s explicitly racial presidential campaign, opened the door for racially prejudiced Obama voters to defect to Trump in 2016...


Read More:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/12/07/obama-won-lots-of-votes-from-racially-prejudiced-whites-and-some-of-them-supported-trump/?utm_term=.dedbe2ff579c

Thursday, August 10, 2017

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IS GOOGLE A SAFE PLACE FOR WOMEN TO WORK?

It doesn't sound like it.

An engineer at Google wrote a 10 page memorandum which accused] Google of silencing conservatives and argued that biological differences were the most significant factor underlying the low numbers of women in techical and leadership positions. 


From Damore's 10 page memo
The Harm of Google’s biasesI strongly believe in gender and racial diversity, and I think we should strive for more. However, to achieve a more equal gender and race representation, Google has created several discriminatory practices:
  • Programs, mentoring, and classes only for people with a certain gender or race [5]
  • A high priority queue and special treatment for “diversity” candidates
  • Hiring practices which can effectively lower the bar for “diversity” candidates by decreasing the false negative rate
  • Reconsidering any set of people if it’s not “diverse” enough, but not showing that same scrutiny in the reverse direction (clear confirmation bias)
  • Setting org level OKRs for increased representation which can incentivize illegal discrimination [6]
These practices are based on false assumptions generated by our biases and can actually increase race and gender tensions. We’re told by senior leadership that what we’re doing is both the morally and economically correct thing to do, but without evidence this is just veiled left ideology[7] that can irreparably harm Google.
The 10 page memo:http://gizmodo.com/exclusive-heres-the-full-10-page-anti-diversity-screed-1797564320

The writer James Damore was fired but it's more than a little interesting to me that he felt comfortable putting in writing things like, 'It's just biology that women don't do well in leadership positions and don't like technical stuff; therefore it's just natural they aren't being hired and promoted like men are.'
Supremacists, white and male and especially white males, only feel safe in groups. They whisper in the breakroom. They whisper when paired off in cars on a business trip. Even though white men are feeling completely empowered due to Trump and feel free to claim how much more of everything they deserve because they're just naturally better, Damore had to have people close at hand to make him stop trembling long enough to right his male's are just better manifesto. 
After the controversy swelled, Danielle Brown, Google’s new vice president for diversity, integrity and governance, sent a statement to staff condemning Damore’s views and reaffirmed the company’s stance on diversity. 
In internal discussion boards, multiple employees said they supported firing the author, and some said they would not choose to work with him, according to postings viewed by Bloomberg News. 
“We are unequivocal in our belief that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a company,” Brown said in the statement. “We’ll continue to stand for that and be committed to it for the long haul.” 
The memo and surrounding debate comes as Google fends off a lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Labor alleging the company systemically discriminates against women.

Google has denied the charges, arguing that it doesn’t have a gender gap in pay, but has declined to share full salary information with the government. According to the company’s most recent demographic report, 69 percent of its workforce and 80 percent of its technical staff are male.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-08/google-fires-employee-behind-controversial-diversity-memo 
Like I said, it's more than a little interesting to me that Damore felt comfortable enough to put 10 pages worth of 'men are naturally superior and that google should stop looking for sexism (and racism) as an "excuse" for why certain demographics get paid less and promoted less.'
Sexism and racism are never the answer for white boys who are sure they're better than everybody else. 
Never. 
I knew I would find an article that said something like Google has a male supremacy problem eventually-- and I barely had to make an effort to look. White boys only feel safe saying they are naturally superior when they are travelling in packs.
So firing Damore did not suddenly make google safe for women, people of color or anybody else.  And their "declining" to fully cooperate with the U.S. Department of Labor's investigation means google is going to continue on its merry way...discriminating against women