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Bishop E W Jackson Black Americans ‘It is time for a MASS EXODUS of the Democrat Party

by Greg Hedgepath on Monday, October 1st, 2012

This is article 749 of 1015 in the topic Obama


Ride The Under Ground Railroad

The Page subtitle is a reference to a gaffe of Moochelle Obama’s.  Seems the first lady thinks the Underground Railroad[1] was a real train that rode on tracks with passenger cars for escaping slaves.  I bet she also believes the patent LIE that  Barry was conceived one night under some bridge in Selma Alabama[2] as he likes to profess as the truth.  I have no respect for Moochello or Barry, they are both manipulators of the masses, serial liars.  Respect is earned and both of these unwashed, reused douche bags have earned nothing but bitter disdain from this Extremist American.

By the way an Extremist American is a person that is a citizen of the United states of America that understands this nation is a Republic, not a Democracy. And most certainly not an Oligarchy ruled by executive order and edict.  Barack Obama is a certifiable destroyer of American civil rights given by God and upheld by the Constitution of the United States

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Banning Racial Preferences Is a Worthy Cause

by La Shawn Barber on Sunday, February 26th, 2012

This is article 20 of 47 in the topic Equal Rights/Civil Rights

US Supreme CourtI used to blog for Ward Connerly’s American Civil Rights Institute (ACRI), an organization created to eradicate racial preferences and discrimination in government. On a Friday evening earlier this month, I was told via e-mail that my services no longer were required, effective immediately — a disappointing way to end a three-year professional relationship.

A couple of weeks before I received the pink slip, I learned from the New York Times, along with everyone else, that the IRS and California’s attorney general are investigating Connerly, and former employee Jennifer Gratz alleges that he mismanaged donations for personal gain. Lead plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court case Gratz v. Bollinger (2003), Gratz resigned last September, a fact I didn’t know until early January 2012.

In a five-page letter (PDF) through her lawyer, Gratz said Connerly’s organizations — ACRI, the American Civil Rights Coalition, and the American Civil Rights Foundation — have been in financial crisis since March 2010. Recent tax documents show Connerly’s annual salary (over $1 million) totaled more than half ACRI’s revenue. His handling of donor funds “raised questions about whether the organization’s mission has been subordinated to Mr. Connerly’s personal interests.”

According to Gratz, the organizations “ceased almost entirely” doing projects related to their mission “in part because of Mr. Connerly’s salary and legal fees related to the tax investigations.” ACRI also had problems making payroll. Gratz believes if Connerly had reduced his salary “on a level commensurate with the organizations’ current revenue” when problems began, the employees would have received their checks on time.

Gratz accused Connerly of displaying “erratic behavior” and making threats, and discouraged her and other employees from revealing financial irregularities. Connerly denied the allegations, although he acknowledged ACRI was having financial problems. He told the New York Times that Gratz was just a “disgruntled former employee” who wanted to replace him as head of the organization. The allegations are disappointing to those who supported ACRI.

I became acquainted with Connerly after I reviewed his book, Creating Equal: My Fight Against Race Preferences, for in 2003. He sent an e-mail thanking me for it, and I set out on a mission to publicly oppose a practice that had prompted the civil rights movement: government-mandated racial discrimination. Racial preferences go a step further in lowering standards for certain minorities. Connerly was vilified for opposing a practice that is demeaning and condescending to black Americans. People couldn’t understand why a black man wanted to get rid of a policy that “helped” blacks. They called him a “con man” and a “lawn jockey.”

Connerly began his campaign against racial preferences almost 20 years ago. In 1993, Governor Pete Wilson appointed him to the University of California (UC) Board of Regents, and Connerly soon realized UC used racial quotas in admissions. He led the campaign to get Proposition 209 — a measure that would bar the government from granting preferences to and discriminating against individuals or groups in employment, contracting, and education on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin — on the state ballot.

On November 5, 1996, 54 percent of Californians barred their government from using racial preferences. Connerly moved on to other states. In 1998, 58 percent of voters in Washington state passed a similar measure.

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Supreme Court to Revisit Racial Preferences

by La Shawn Barber on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

This is article 61 of 166 in the topic Racism

Anybody who knows me knows how I feel about racial preferences. I used to blog for the American Civil Rights Institute, an organization created to eradicate the practice in government, and I’ve written about preferences a few times at Pajamas Media.

“Affirmative action” opponents have been waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether to hear arguments in Fisher v. Texas, a case in which the plaintiffs allege the University of Texas rejected their applications because they’re white.

Today the court announced it will take up the case.

In 2003, the court ruled in Grutter v. Bollinger that schools may use race as a “plus” factor in admissions, while the same court ruled in companion case Gratz v. Bollinger that schools can’t use a points-for-race system. It is my fervent hope that the court strikes down all policies that factor race into admissions decisions at taxpayer-supported institutions. The practice is unfair, demeaning, and a double-edged sword.

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Communist-Created Statue to Honor King

by Cliff Kincaid on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

With President Obama preparing to preside over the official unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the last thing the administration needs is a controversy over the “Made in China” label for the 30-foot structure. But the shocking truth, known for many years, is beginning to be picked up by some media outlets as the special event approaches. The project in honor of the American civil rights figure was “outsourced” to Lei Yixin, a Chinese government-approved sculptor best known for creating edifices glorifying Mao Tse-Tung, father of Communist China and notorious mass-murderer.

The four acres of land for the memorial were granted by Congress and $10 million of the $120 million cost came from U.S. taxpayers. A law authorizing the memorial was signed by President Clinton in 1996. Ironically, the $10 million in federal funding was in a 2005 appropriations amendment co-sponsored by Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV), a former member of the Ku Klux Klan.

On Sunday, August 28, 2011, the 48th anniversary of King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, Obama will deliver remarks at the memorial dedication on the National Mall. The White House says the memorial “will commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to world peace through non-violent social change.”

Mao, in a 1968 official Chinese government pamphlet, declared that King had been “assassinated by the U.S. imperialists” and that they had “killed him in cold blood.”

These statements were featured in a published “Statement by Comrade Mao Tse-Tung, chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, In support of the Afro-American Struggle Against Violent Repression.”

“So this is what we’ve come to. Our national memorials are now being made in China,” commented one blogger. The London Telegraph said, “Critics have openly asked why a black, or at least an American, artist was not chosen and even remarked that Dr. King appears slightly Asian in Mr. Lei’s rendering.” Other observers agreed, with one noting, “King looks half Chinese in the sculpture. 1000 years from now that is what people will think.”

On Monday’s “NBC Nightly News,” however, anchor Brian Williams aired a “Lasting Legacy” story about the opening of the monument to the public without mention of any controversy. The omission may have something to do with the fact that NBC Universal was one of the financial contributors to the memorial. Other contributors include CBS and the government of South Africa.

Many public and political figures and business executives provided the leadership for the process of building a national memorial honoring King. A “Donor’s Wall” will recognize “high level” ($1,000,000 and above) donors.

But sculptor Gilbert Young, a world renowned black artist known for African American art, had formed a group, When King Is Ours, which was designed, in his words, to protest “the appointment of a communist Chinese artist, famous for glorifying the mass murderer Mao Zedong,” to do the King monument. He also complained that the project was using slave labor.

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Radical honored with U.S. Naval ship christening

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, May 19th, 2011

This is article 85 of 304 in the topic US Military

Cesar Chavez is an icon of the American Left, therefore he's an icon of the United States. Credits: DoD/American Forces Press Service

On behalf of the Obama White House and the U.S. Department of Defense, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Wednesday the selection of a Naval vessel named after an avowed follower of Marxist activist and author (Rules for Radicals) Saul Alinsky.

The USNS Cesar Chavez was selected as latest addition to the 14th Lewis and Clark class of dry cargo/ammunition ships.

Continuing the Lewis and Clark-class tradition of honoring legendary pioneers and explorers, the Navy’s newest underway replenishment ship honors the memory of Mexican-American civil rights activist Cesar Chavez.

Chavez served in the Navy from 1944-1946, but described his experience in the military as “the two worst years of my life.” After leaving the service he became a leader in the American Labor Movement and a civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers, according to the Navy Secretary.

Chavez’s mentor was activist Fred Ross.  Ross began organizing and obtained the interest of Saul Alinsky, a well known organizer and head of the Industrial Areas Foundation. Alinsky is credited with influencing Americans such as Barack Obama with his teachings and writings such as his book Rules for Radicals.

In September 1947, Alinsky hired Chavez and Ross to organize Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles. He organized in Southern California for 6 years before moving on to San Jose, which was the largest Spanish center outside of Los Angeles.

“Cesar Chavez inspired young Americans to do what is right and what is necessary to protect our freedoms and our country,” said Secretary Mabus. “The Cesar Chavez will sail hundreds of thousands of miles and will bring support and assistance to thousands upon thousands of people. His example will live on in this great ship.”

However, many veterans are unhappy with the Chavez choice. For example, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., was notified by a Navy official earlier Tuesday that the service planned to name the 14th and final ship in the Lewis-and-Clark class of cargo ships after Chavez, a spokesman for Hunter said.

“This decision shows the direction the Navy is heading. Naming a ship after Cesar Chavez goes right along with other recent decisions by the Navy that appear to be more about making a political statement than upholding the Navy’s history and tradition,” Hunter said in a news release.

Hunter, a Marine Corps veteran who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and serves on the House Armed Services Committee, said the Navy should consider naming a ship after the late Lt. John Finn, a World War II veteran who received the Medal of Honor, or the late Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta, who was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004.

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