One of the big questions of for today’s Americans is “What would you have done when the fascists were rising to power in the run-up to World War II?” We no longer need to ask that question because will now be able to see precisely what we WILL do. My grandfather knew. He enlisted in the Army and went off […]Read more ›
The pendulum swings back: Young people are about to be reminded of what Dr. King taught us about being Americans
Four years ago this weekend, my wife and I spent the day after Pres. Obama’s second inauguration touring some of the national monuments in Washington, D.C. It’s an incredible experience walking around our nation’s capitol and reading powerful progressive messages carved into granite and marble, a reminder that the truly great Americans in our country’s history all had messages that […]Read more ›
GOP funder Ron Weiser: The perfect choice for Trump Victory Fund leadership given his racist comments about Detroit
Earlier this month, Donald Trump reached an agreement with the Republican National Committee to form a joint fundraising committee called “Trump Victory”. The fund will allow donors to funnel as much as $450,000 each into Republican coffers. The agreement is between Trump, the RNC, and the state Republican Parties in Arkansas, Connecticut, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, […]Read more ›
UPDATED: While we celebrated marriage equality & other SCOTUS decisions last week, six black churches were burned in the South
Last Friday while many of us were celebrating the Supreme Court decision making marriage equality law across the USA, two black churches in the South were burned down. That came on the heels of two others in the days just before. Via FaithGardner at Daily Kos, here’s the list: College Hill Seventh Day Adventist church in Knoxville, Tennessee on June […]Read more ›
UPDATED: Dave Agema thinks white supremacist racism is “enlightening”, Michigan GOP takes over a week to respond
GOP Governor Rick Snyder with racist bigot Dave Agema This post has been updated below and the title changed to reflect the update. It wouldn’t be January in Michigan without a new outrage from our state’s most nauseating bigot Dave Agema. On New Years Eve, Agema took to his Facebook page to share a particularly odious article from a white […]Read more ›
Effort to raise minimum wage – which corporatists shills refer to as the “black teenage unemployment act” – is a win for Dems
It’s not a racist dog whistle. It’s just racist. The national effort to raise the minimum wage (which hasn’t been done since July 24, 2009) is a winning issue for Democrats. Because of this, conservatives Republicans corporatists are freaking out. It’s got them so freaked out that economist Art Laffer, the father of “trickle down economics”, skipped past using coded, […]Read more ›
2nd nurse sues Hurley Hospital for complying with racist’s demands; original lawsuit goes to federal court
Racism shall not be tolerated
A second nurse has joined Tonya Battle in filing a lawsuit against Flint hospital Hurley Medical Center. Carlotta Armstrong claims that, like Battle, she was subjected to racial discrimination when administrators complied with a blatantly racist father’s demand that no African American nurses care of his baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
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More embarrassment for the Mitten state
Tonya Battle is a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. Last year on Halloween, she was caring for a baby in the NICU unit. The baby’s father, approached her, and asked to see her supervisor. What happened next is right out of the early part of the 20th Century racist south.
The man demanded that no African American nurses care for his baby. Not only that, the hospital complied. They are now being sued by Tonya Battle.
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Right, dude. Whatever. Last May, I posted a piece titled “Don’t let ANYONE EVER tell you racism isn’t alive and well in the USA” that showed a bumpersticker and t-shirt saying “Don’t renig in 2012”. The t-shirt actually showed the Obama campaign logo on it making it clear what it was about. From my post: That bumpersticker says “Don’t RENIG […]Read more ›
From The Maddow Blog: That bumpersticker says “Don’t RENIG in 2012”. “RENIG” is not a misspelling of the word “renege”, it’s saying “don’t relelect a nigger in 2012”. This particular photo was snapped in Arizona but someone in the comments section said they’ve seen it in the Detroit area, too. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see it in […]Read more ›
There is a delivery guy where I work who spends a lot of his time driving around to deliver packages for us. He’s also our company’s taxi service and recently picked up an Aussie colleague of mine. On the trip back from the airport, Aussie asked him if he thought Obama was good for America. Aussie had no idea that […]Read more ›