Left-wing racism rears its head in #ncpol debate

We’re told charter schools are bad because, if the wealthier mostly-white parents who really care about their kids’ education partake in a little school choice, all that will be left in the traditional bureaucratic rat-hole public schools will be mostly lower-income and minority students.  Average test scores will plummet.  Government grants will dry up.  Now, here come the voter ID opponents telling us that it is racist to even suggest that everyone needs to be able to absolutely prove who they are — even when partaking in one of our most sacred cherished rights as Americans. If you believe the…

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#ncpol: *”Awwww. Isn’t that SWEET?”*

All of us have “exes” out there.  Just be glad THIS particular “sweetheart” wasn’t YOURS: A Raleigh police officer stopped Cheree Maria Bandy for driving with an expired registration sticker on her license plate on Thursday night. But by the time the traffic stop on West Millbrook Road ended, the officer discovered that Bandy was wanted for a half-dozen charges stemming from a disruptive visit to WakeMed’s emergency room last year and an altercation with her boyfriend in Johnston County two years ago. In outstanding warrants issued on March 29, 2017 — exactly one year before Thursday’s traffic stop —…

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NC-03: Racial Roulette?

“Round and round she goes. Where she stops, nobody knows ….” — Overheard in Vegas There are some questions in life that should be easy to answer.  What’s your name?  How old are you? Where were you born?   We used to include “What gender are you?” until some folks in Raleigh and Charlotte decided that gender was something, um, fluid or interchangeable.  (* Let’s see, do I feel like the men’s room or the ladies room today?*) Couple that with the crazy NAACP president from Washington state who we found out was really a white woman pretending to be…

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For liberals, MLK’s “content of their character” dream is long-forgotten.

The day after we celebrated Martin Luther King’s birthday, this happened: Yep.  This is sponsored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools.  The speaker is something called a “Parent Engagement Specialist.” As you can see, her thesis is that the public schools have a problem because they are “strongly accountable to white people and white culture.” White culture?  Can ANYBODY actually tell me what THAT is? State Rep. Graig Meyer and I are both middle-aged white guys living in North Carolina.  THAT is about all we have in common.  Remember, he is the guy who is ashamed of being white. (I, for…

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Facts continue to stymie lefty doomsayers & race-baiters

Bert & Ernie and the gang are working overtime to poo-poo the ongoing economic boom.  They are trying to tell us — with a straight face — that “people of color” are being left behind by the current economic growth.  We knocked that spin down pretty well in an earlier post. Now here comes the Bureau of Labor Statistics to finish the job: In the month of December, the unemployment rate for black Americans dropped to just 6.8 percent, which is the lowest ever recorded. Prior to this month, the previous record was 7.4 percent in 2000. The government has been…

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An economic upturn and Bert & Ernie are still pissed

Chris Fitzsimon and Rob Schofield, the public faces of WRAL’s political arm are doing all they can to provide a chorus for The Round Rev’s symphony of racial agitation: The Great Recession fell hardest on many communities and families that were already suffering economically, and the supposed recovery has done little to unmake economic systems that disproportionately benefit white people in North Carolina. Disparities in outcomes did not come out of thin air; they arise from systems and policies, past and present, that create barriers to economic opportunity for people of color. For example, inequity in pay, rooted both in occupational…

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Dan Blue: Race Pimp

[…] I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.[…] —  Martin Luther King, Jr. N.C. Central University’s 2017 Dan T. Blue Symposium in Political Science will take place Monday through Thursday with a focus on “The Politics of Skin Color.” […] “Light skin versus dark skin: Which is more socially advantageous? Regarded as more beautiful? Considered more black? Treated more favorably by the law?” […] “These are not as much questions of personal opinion as…

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The McClatchy Way: A sketchy poll, dishonest headline, gobs of lefty spin

The flagship money-bleeding McClatchy property in North Carolina — The Raleigh News & Observer — has hit us with yet even more earth-shattering news.  Here’s the headline: Blacks, whites and Latinos agree: Race relations are getting worse under Trump Weeeeeeeeelll, THAT is just about everybody.  Let’s take a look-see for any meat-and-potatoes — any at all — in their case: African-Americans, whites and Latinos are united in their pessimism about the current and future state of race relations under President Donald Trump, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. More than half of Americans believe race relations in the country have…

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The demons of the 1960s resurrected

The godawful disgrace in Dallas   got me thinking about a discussion I had not long ago with a friend who served in the Army during Vietnam.  He went overseas into the war zone itself AND found himself within a war zone over here. The Black Panther Party — celebrated among contemporary leftists — and The Weather Underground — presidential buddy Bill Ayers’s group — teamed up to go to war against the US military.  They regularly staged armed assaults against US military bases and convoys stateside. Said my friend: “I took more fire in California than I did during my entire…

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HB2, Rachel Dolezal, and identifyin’

It’s been interesting listening to lefties attack HB2 with analogies to and quotes from MLK Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. It’s a great way to shut down someone’s argument: Martin Luther King would disagree with you.  *Who wants to be on the opposite side of MLK?  Anyone?* We’re told that it’s very rational and normal to “identify” as a man if you are a woman, and as a woman if you are a man. But, let’s harken back to 215 and the national furor over Rachel Dolezal.  Ms. Dolezal was a NAACP leader in Washington state.  The…

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