South Carolina State House, Christmas 2006, Brandon Davis State Representatives Bill Chumley and Mike Burns, both white Republicans, have introduced a bill honoring the no black soldiers who served their state in the Civil War. South Carolina refused service from black men because racism. Via Raw Story: The justification for building a monument to blackRead More
Wonkette writer Robyn Pennacchia went on a brilliant Twitter rant about the strange history of square dancing, which is not an old American tradition, but rather a 20th century hoax that Henry Ford and Dr Pappy Shaw created to get white people to stop dancing to music made by black people.
Ford evenRead More
Cedric Ingram-Lewis and Larry McCullough were removed from Victory & Praise Christian Academy’s football team after protesting during the national anthem this week. Ingram-Lewis raised his fist, recalling the salute of John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the 1968 Olympics, while McCullough kneeled. Head coach Ronnie Mitchem immediately removed them from the team, declaring theirRead More
Leland Melvin is the astronaut in that fabulous NASA photo with his two dogs. He is an engineer and former NASA education leader, and the author of ‘Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances.’ He shared this essay with friends today, and I thought you’d like to read it, too.—XJRead More
Facebook released a statement regarding ProPublica’s expose of the company offering antisemitic ad targeting options (previously).
On the record statement by Rob Leathern, product management director at Facebook:
“We don’t allow hate speech on Facebook. Our community standards strictly prohibit attacking people based on their protected characteristics, including religion, andRead More
Michael Hamill is a 28-year-old Gainesville police officer whose mug went viral just days ago during Hurricane Irma. Sadly, his Facebook is full of comments like “who knew that reading jewish jokes before I go to bed would not only make me feel better about myself but also help me to sleep” and “put themRead More
Members of a far-right Norwegian Facebook group confused a photo of empty seats on a bus for women in burkas. From TheNewArab:
Responses included how “frightening”, “tragic” and “scary” the scene was, while others worried the non-existent passengers could have “weapons and bombs” under their garments.
“It looks really scary, should be banned.Read More