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Profiling Study prove blacks speed more than others
Ann Coulter Sep 04, 2014
In an article about police shootings in last Sunday's New York Times (8/31), Michael Wines disputes the conventional wisdom about a disproportionate number of African-Americans being shot by police, saying there are no data one way or another. But Wines revives the canard about blacks being disproportionately targeted in traffic stops.
There actually is a study for that.
Throughout the 1990s, the nation was fixated on tales of jack-booted New Jersey state troopers who were stopping speeders on the turnpike just because they were black! In a 2000 primary debate, Vice President Al Gore sneered at then-New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley, saying, "Racial profiling practically began in New Jersey, Senator Bradley."
Attorney General Eric Holder recently paid tribute to the myth, claiming that when he was in college, he had been stopped "driving from New York to Washington." He didn't mention how fast he was going.
The story never made sense. How could the troopers tell the race of drivers in speeding cars? Did they wait until the driver rolled down his window and, if he was white, say, "Oh, sorry -- have a nice day!"
But the Clinton administration was slapping consent decrees for racial profiling on police departments across the country, and the N.J. highway patrol was its prime evidence, based on a study that a child wouldn't believe.
As is usually the case with bogus race studies, the pivotal 1993 survey compared speed stops on the New Jersey turnpike to the population of all drivers on the turnpike -- not with the population of all speeders on the turnpike.
Such meaningless studies are popular on the left, where it is assumed that people of different races, genders and ethnicities will always behave identically in all respects.
If fewer women pass the physical test to become firefighters, that can only be because of sexism. If fewer blacks pass the written test -- that's racism. If fewer whites play professional basketball -- no, forget that one. Sports are important. (Unlike arson or vehicular homicide.)
Nonetheless, based on the assumption that blacks speed just as much as whites -- because to believe otherwise would be racist! -- Temple University's John Lamberth announced that while only 13.5 percent of drivers along a particular stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike were black, 46 percent of those stopped for speeding were black.
Racial profiling, Q.E.D.
The New York Times ran a dozen articles trumpeting the nonsense study, proclaiming it "the most thorough documentation of the contention that the police regularly pulled over black drivers." Lamberth himself praised his research for ruling out the possibility of coincidence -- and if you can't trust Lamberth on his own study, who can you trust?
Largely on the basis of that investigation, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Robert E. Francis threw out the contraband evidence seized from 19 African-American men in traffic stops on the turnpike. New Jersey's ninny governor, Christie Todd Whitman, pronounced her state's troopers guilty of racial profiling and agreed to a consent decree with the Department of Justice (DOJ) that basically prohibited the troopers from doing their jobs.
Statisticians, and other people with common sense, tried to explain to liberals that human beings are not identical. Any study purporting to show that too many blacks are stopped for speeding must first determine how many speeders are black.
Being denounced as virtual Klansmen, the state troopers demanded a real study.
Confident that any new study would merely serve to confirm the troopers' racism, the DOJ and the New Jersey attorney general commissioned a statistical investigation from the Public Services Research Institute in Maryland.
The institute's study was a spectacular thing. Using expensive monitors with high-speed cameras and radar detectors, they clocked the speeds of nearly 40,000 drivers on the relevant section of the turnpike. Three researchers then examined the photos to determine the race of the driver -- without knowing whether the driver was speeding, which was defined as going more than 80 mph in 65 mph zones.
The result: No racial profiling.
Blacks constituted 25 percent of all speeders and they were 23 percent of drivers stopped for speeding. Controlling for age and gender, blacks sped at about twice the rate of whites. The racial disparity was even greater for drivers exceeding 90 mph.
Inasmuch as the study was irrefutable, Mark Posner, a lefty Clinton holdover in the Bush Justice Department, tried to block it from being released, continuously demanding more information.
But no matter how statisticians fiddled with the data, the results were identical: Blacks were twice as likely to speed as whites -- and at much higher speeds. The troopers were completely vindicated.
When the study finally leaked -- over Posner's objections -- he informed the press it wasn't "valid" without articulating any actual problems with it. The attorney general of New Jersey, David Samson, nonsensically said the results didn't matter because New Jersey had already admitted its troopers were engaging in racial profiling.
Perhaps the Times is right and there is no comprehensive study of police shootings by race. But it's also possible that there is one, it didn't come out as planned, so it has never seen the light of day.
case of black power grab by lies and intimidation.
Black racist demand charging a white police officer with murder
On 2nd try, grand jury indicts white cop
Black mob gathers nearby as authorities overturn 1st decision clearing officer
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Last week, a Charlotte, N.C., grand jury denied prosecutors’ request to indict a white police officer for voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man who refused to obey orders to stop and show his hands after police responded to a robbery call.
The decision angered the NAACP and other black leaders, who threatened to boycott the city if it didn’t indict the officer. State authorities vowed to swiftly impanel a new grand jury and resubmit the charge.
And so on Monday, as civil-rights activists loudly marched outside the Charlotte courthouse, a re-impaneled grand jury agreed to indict Charlotte police officer Randall Kerrick in the racially and politically charged case, which in many ways mirrors the Trayvon Martin case.
Kerrick, who claims self defense, faces up to 11 years in prison if convicted. His trial is expected to begin within eight months.
“We are thankful that the grand jury carefully considered the evidence and returned the indictment,” said Charles Monnett III, the attorney for the family of 24-year-old shooting victim Jonathan Ferrell.
Kerrick’s lawyer argued the nearby demonstrations compromised his client’s chances at a fair hearing.
“How in the world is that grand jury supposed to go into that courtroom and make a decision when you’ve also got the NAACP outside?” defense attorney Michael Green demanded. “How is Randall Kerrick supposed to get a fair trial and due process?”
Jurors originally believed the evidence presented against the officer did not support the manslaughter charge. Their refusal to indict was rare. The same jurors issued indictments in all of the other cases they heard. As WND reported in October, evidence showed authorities overcharged Kerrick in an apparent rush to appease protesters and quell racial tensions.
The case has triggered outcry from the black community, which organized a national campaign to pressure authorities to carry out “justice” for Ferrell.
During a local church rally Thursday night, about 150 civil-rights activists organized by THUG – True Healing Under God – threatened to boycott the city if jurors fail to indict Kerrick.
Charlotte NAACP President Kojo Nantambu called the jury decision “despicable,” asserting, “Something is wrong with the system that we live in … something is wrong in this country.”
Rally organizer John Barnett, founder of THUG, said Ferrell would be alive if he were white like Kerrick.
“I’m trying to figure out: What does 14 jurors and one attorney general don’t see that people in Africa see?” Barnett asked. “That all of us see. What do they not see?”
Kerrick’s attorneys tried to block the new grand jury hearing as “a wholly improper and blatant attempt to influence” a politically correct outcome in the case, which has attracted national attention.
After the earlier decision, defense attorney George Laughrun said “the weight of the world” has been lifted from his client’s shoulders.
“He’s extremely relieved that the grand jury members saw fit to keep an open mind and not listen to all the propaganda on all the things he did wrong,” Laughrun said. “What they decided … was that Officer Randall Kerrick did his job. Regretfully it cost the life of Jonathan Ferrell. But he did his job.”
Kerrick, whose dashcam captured the confrontation on video, was charged in connection with the Sept. 14 shooting death of Ferrell, a former Florida A&M football player.
Kerrick repeatedly fired at Ferrell with his gun after a Taser failed to stop him and after Ferrell failed to show his hands. Though Ferrell was found later to be unarmed, Kerrick and others who viewed the video insisted the use of force was justified.
As WND reported, the video shows Kerrick first opened fire after Ferrell – who was much larger than Kerrick – charged him while ignoring commands and concealing his hands. Kerrick fired more rounds after Ferrell continued to move forward to the point where he made physical contact with the officer.
“His hands were not in the air,” Laughrun, a former prosecutor, said.
At one point, before the shooting, he added, “You see one of his hands partially behind his back, concealed, as he continued to advance.”
Ferrell may have been under the influence of controlled substances.
Witnesses reported to investigators that they saw Ferrell, who had dropped out of college, drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana in the hours before he crashed his car at an entrance to a suburban Charlotte neighborhood that Saturday at 2:30 a.m.
The police chief, who is African-American, still has not released the results of the toxicology report. The report, along with the video, will now become part of discovery as Kerrick’s lawyers prepare his defense.
At least one resident of the neighborhood reported Ferrell acting violently several minutes before the confrontation with police.
A 911 tape reveals a frantic call from homeowner Sarah McCartney, who was home alone with her 1-year-old son while her husband was traveling. Through tears, she reported Ferrell trying to kick in her front door in what she thought was an attempted robbery. Banging and yelling can be heard in the background.
“I need help!” McCartney can be heard pleading with the operator. “There’s a guy breaking into my front door, he’s trying to kick it down!”
The 911 tape refutes the initial narrative told by the NAACP and the media, who claimed an injured and stranded Ferrell rang McCartney’s doorbell seeking help only to have McCartney slam the door shut after seeing a black man.
“Why did the woman assume it was a robber?” Chris Chestnut, another Ferrell family attorney, said.
“How could this white woman be so terrified by the mere sight of a black man – an injured one at that – that she couldn’t contain her fright long enough to even hear out his plea for help? Come on,” wrote Neil Drumming a black columnist for Salon.com.
Drumming said nothing excuses “her utter lack of empathy,” while failing to report that Ferrell tried to kick in her front door. The 911 tape indicates Ferrell wasn’t acting like a helpless man but a ferocious threat.
Chief Monroe confirmed that Ferrell started “banging on the door viciously.”
Nonetheless, black radio called McCartney a “racist b—-” guilty of a “hate crime.”
A number of black activists posted McCartney’s home address along with photos of her home on social media. As a result, a number of vehicles have driven by her house harassing her family. They have had to hire security for protection.
As in the Martin case, which triggered national outrage over perceived racial profiling, the narrative told by civil-rights activists and national media about the shooting death of Ferrell crumbled under the weight of evidence.
Florida state authorities took over the Martin case after Sanford, Fla., police cleared George Zimmerman in the shooting, deciding he acted in self defense. After a jury later acquitted Zimmerman of manslaughter charges, authorities were criticized for overcharging Zimmerman.
Likewise, North Carolina state authorities have taken over the Ferrell case, which followed virtually on the heels of the Zimmerman trial.
Experts say they’ve never seen a police officer charged so swiftly in a shooting. Normally investigations into police shootings take weeks, if not months.
Yet Kerrick was thrown in jail within hours, bypassing the usual lengthy interviews by internal affairs. Authorities said they wanted to avoid any “ambiguity” as outrage in the black community grew and the NAACP and other groups threatened protests.
Kerrick’s legal team planned to defend the officer under North Carolina’s “stand your ground” law, which allows police officers as well as citizens to use deadly force if they fear for their lives or someone else’s.
Legal experts say Kerrick has a strong case and that authorities may have been too quick to charge the 27-year-old officer.
Police unions say police departments and state officials feel pressure from Attorney General Eric Holder and groups like the NAACP to charge first and investigate later in such cases. That political pressure is having a “chilling effect” on law enforcement officers.
“What it does is it shakes their confidence, because most cops like to think their department has their back,” North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police President Randy Hagler said.
The NAACP wants the charges against Kerrick elevated to murder. Anger in the community could explode if Kerrick isn’t convicted.
Meanwhile, Ferrell’s family has filed a lawsuit against Kerrick and the police department claiming Kerrick used excessive force. Chestnut insisted he opened fire on Ferrell before any commands or warnings were issued.
“There were no commands to ‘Stop, freeze, stop or I’ll shoot,’” he claimed.
“If Mr. Ferrell was not black or brown, wouldn’t they have asked him a few questions before showering him with bullets?” Chestnut added, suggesting bigotry played a role in the shooting.
“The officer is white, Mr. Ferrell is black,” he continued. “I think this is more of a reflection of where we are as a country.”
In fact, footage from a dashboard-mounted police camera shows officers commanded Ferrell at least three times to stop before Kerrick fired, but Ferrell continued to advance menacingly toward them. Another officer, Thornell Little, fired a Taser at Ferrell before Kerrick resorted to using his firearm.
“Orders were given by one of the officers as it relates to him stopping,” acknowledged Charlotte Police Chief Rodney Monroe, who is black. “There were statements given of that nature.”
The NAACP, however, insists it was an “execution” of a black man in “cold blood.”
“There is no evidence that shows Jonathan Ferrell should have been shot at all, but for officer Kerrick to shoot 12 times and striking Mr. Ferrell 10 times indicates more than a reflex, it smells more of hatred and rage, which shows that Mr. Kerrick was predisposed in killing a black man and did so with extreme prejudice,” the NAACP’s Nantambu said.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/on-2nd-try-grand-jury-indicts-white-cop/#WZMdLSgolCfpB1hZ.99
Sounded Over African Slave Trade
By Stephen Mbogo CNSNews.com Correspondent May 08, 2003
Nairobi, Kenya (CNSNews.com) - Anti-slavery campaigners are calling on the international community to become more active in confronting incidences of the practice still present in parts of Africa and elsewhere.
Global advocacy group Anti-Slavery International claims that an estimated 27 million people around the world are slaves today.
The problem appears to be worst in parts of Africa, where enslavement can blur into cultural practices.
Anti-Slavery International representative Beth Herzfeld said in an interview here that slavery is growing on the continent because of rising poverty and sporadic civil wars in which children are captured and forced to fight.
Herzfeld is in Kenya to train non-governmental organizations concerned with slavery issues on how to increase awareness among Africans through the media, which she believes have a key role to play in anti-slavery efforts.
She said slavery is prevalent across West African nations, which maintain "some form of traditional slavery," and in Sudan.
Herzfeld gave the example of a tribe in Ghana that practices a family cleansing ritual known as Trokosii, requiring young girls be taken by priests into shrines to work as unpaid laborers to do penance for past or current family transgressions.
The bosses of cocoa plantations in West Africa are notorious for recruiting children as cheap laborers.
Child laborers form the bulk of slaves in Africa, and the organization believes there are more than eight million children in slavery around the world.
"The children work as bonded laborers, recruited for armed conflict, prostitution, pornography and other illegal activities," it says.
To supplement family incomes, children are often forced to become hawkers, plantation workers or domestic workers and are even sometimes taken to work in foreign countries.
In Africa, children have been seized by rebel groups and forced to become armed combatants.
Child soldiers are favored because of their zeal to fight, particularly when under the influence of drugs like marijuana.
Slavery is particularly virulent in Sudan, where militias seize black Christian and animist southerners and sell them to Arab Muslim northerners, who use them as domestic workers or concubines.
The slave trade is carried out against the backdrop of a two-decade-old civil war pitting the Islamist regime in Khartoum against the non-Muslim south.
Slavery also continues in another Islamic country in northern Africa, Mauritania, where it has existed since ancient times.
According to the human rights group Amnesty International, 90,000 blacks in Mauritania still live as "the property" of slaveholders, while at least 300,000 freed slaves continue to serve their former masters due to psychological and economic dependence.
Some Western human rights groups have initiated campaigns to buy freedom for slaves, a practice opposed by other organizations, which argue that merely paying to free slaves perpetuates the trade.
Christian Solidarity International, a Swiss-based organization that has helped free tens of thousands of enslaved Sudanese since 1995, says that, apart from loss of freedom, Sudanese slaves face further abuses, including murder, rape, female genital mutilation, beatings and forcible conversion to Islam.
Black Community Does Not Need Government Hand-Outs, Says Operation Black
November 01, 2010 By Nicholas Ballasy
(CNSNews.com)-- “Operation Black Storm,” a coalition whose goal is to promote conservative African American congressional candidates claims the Democratic party has done a “wonderful job” marketing itself to minority groups, but members of the black community do not need government hand-outs and have to learn to stand on their own.
Congressional candidate Robert Broadus speaks at The National Press Club.
The group also said at the National Press Club that unfortunately, the Democratic Party has “told us capitalism is bad.” “The reality is for the past 40 or odd years, the Democratic Party has done a wonderful job of marketing itself to all minority groups. They essentially shoot for the identity politics angle. If you’re a women, they play choice issues, if you are a Hispanic they play illegal immigration issues. If you’re black, they play issues related to the black community, whether it’s welfare, affirmative action, all of these things,” said coalition member Robert Broadus (R-MD) at the National Press Club October 29.
“Consistently, we can look throughout history, and see how, many black leaders, Malcolm X and on, Marcus Garvey on have said this is bad for the black community. We don’t want these handouts. We need to learn to stand on our own. We can go back to Booker T. Washington and see how he fostered an idea that we were supposed to empower ourselves, train ourselves; gain skills that would be useful in a capitalist economy.”
Broadus, who is running for Congress in Maryland’s 4th district, continued, “Unfortunately, the Democratic Party has told us capitalism is bad. They’ve told us that everything that America is about is bad and what the Republican Party has to do is send a counter message and I don’t think they’ve been doing that adequately. I think they’ve been counting on the simple mantra of lower taxes, boosting the economy, waiting for the cyclical falls in the economy to say, ‘hey look, we need to do things, cut spending, remove regulations in order to bring the economy back’ to buoy them throughout the different electoral processes. Clearly, that’s not enough as progressivism has been on the move for the past 100 years taking away every advantage that the Republican Party had.”
Coalition member Bill Randall (R-N.C.), who is running for Congress in North Carolina’s 13th district, said Republicans need to do a better job of holding liberals accountable for their record.
“Today, you have individuals who are not aware of what the dangerous policies of the, for example, the great society did to the black neighborhood and the black community. It gave an era of dependence to where individuals have had families that have been impacted negatively because a women would be given an incentive to have a child without a man at home and many other factors.”
He continued, “But when liberals come forth with their programs, they’re not going to be held accountable for the consequences of those policies but rather they’re going to be given credit for having good intentions. The problem lies in Republicans not aggressively setting forth the record of liberal policies. We need to hold individuals accountable for their legislative record and also make voters aware that they should not just vote for someone because they have a D behind their name.”
Carl Smith, spokesperson for Operation Black Storm told CNSNews.com that he refers to himself as a “Frederick Douglass Republican.” “In the black community, the word conservatism or conservative is synonymous with the word racist. We have to make sure in the black community when we go and speak and engage that we make sure that they understand the definition of what conservative means. If you look at the four life empowering values that Frederick Douglass advocated: the respect for life, okay, respect for the Constitution, belief in limited government and belief in individual responsibility; Frederick Douglass was the quintessential conservative Republican.”
He added, “You can’t play the race card on a Frederick Douglass Republican.”
Source URL: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/black-community-does-not-need-government
al-Qaida links uncovered
Analyst confirms junta's generals met with terror campaign factions
Posted: June 11, 2008 WorldNetDaily
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LONDON -- British intelligence agents working for MI6 in Africa have established that President Robert Mugabe's top generals, who control Zimbabwe's Joint Operations Command, have met with two extremist terror groups linked to al-Qaida about plans for an "Islamic empire" in southern Africa in which Zimbabwe would play a crucial role, according to a report in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.
The meetings were held while Mugabe was in Rome last week as a guest of the United Nations conference on the world food shortage.
Intelligence agents at the conference confirmed Mugabe was in daily touch with the generals to discuss details of their secret meetings with the PAGAD and Qibla groups -- regarded by London and Washington as two of the most dangerous terror organizations operating on the African continent.
"The purpose was to see how the groups could provide the arms that China failed to deliver recently when the ship's cargo was turned away from African ports and forced to return to China," confirmed a senior intelligence source.
The meetings were held in Bulawayo in a government safe house last week.
Chairing the discussions was Gen. Constantine Chiwenga, the country's overall military chief. With him were Augustine Chihuri, the Zimbabwe chief of police; Gen. Paradzai Zimondi, head of the prison service, and the fourth member was Air Marshal Perence Shiri, the commander of the country's air force.
All four fought in Mugabe's guerrilla force during the war against white rule in the 1970s.
An MI6 intelligence analyst described the quartet as "the junta which is now running Zimbabwe on a daily basis. It was they who stopped Mugabe from quitting when he lost the first presidential election in March. It was they who ordered the attack on British and U.S. diplomats last week and control the continued campaign of terror against the opposition, Movement for Democratic Change."
The junta's links with Qibla and PAGAD have raised serious concerns within MI6 and other Western intelligence services that Zimbabwe soon could face a full-scale blood bath.
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Education Disaster By Walter E. Williams
Harvard University Professor Stephan Thernstrom's recent essay, "Minorities in College---Good News, But...," in Minding the Campus (11/4/10), a website sponsored by the New York-based Manhattan Institute, commented on the results of the most recent National Assessment of Education Progress test: The scores "mean that black students aged 17 do not read with any greater facility than whites who are four years younger and still in junior high. ... Exactly the same glaring gaps appear in NAEP's tests of basic mathematics skills."
Thernstrom asks, "If we put a randomly-selected group of 100 eighth-graders and another of 100 twelfth-graders in a typical college, would we expect the first group to perform as well as the second?" In other words, is it reasonable to expect a college freshman of any race with the equivalent of an eighth-grade education to compete successfully with those having a twelfth-grade education?
SAT scores confirm the poor education received by blacks. In 2009, average SAT reading test scores were: whites (528), Asians (516) and blacks (429). In math it was whites (536), Asians (587) and blacks (426). Twelve years of fraudulent primary and secondary education received by most blacks are not erased by four or five years of college.
This is evidenced by examination scores taken for admission to graduate schools. In 2007, Graduate Record Examination verbal scores were: whites (493), Asians (485) and blacks (395). The math portion scores were: whites (562), Asians (617) and blacks (419). Scores on the LSAT in 2006, for admission to law school, were: whites (152), Asians (152) and blacks (142). In 2010, MCAT scores for admission to medical schools were: whites (26), Asians (26) and blacks (21).
What's some of the response of the black community to efforts to do something about fraudulent primary and secondary education? Voters in Washington, D.C., might provide a partial answer. Mayor Adrian Fenty appointed and backed Michelle Rhee as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.
She fired large numbers of ineffective teachers, most of whom were black, and fought the teachers' union. During her tenure, there were small gains made in student test scores.
How did all of this go over with Washington voters? Washington's teachers' union, as well as D.C.'s public-employee unions, spent massive amounts of money campaigning against Fenty. Voters unseated him in the November elections and with him went Chancellor Rhee. Fenty had other "faults"; he didn't play the racial patronage game that has become a part of D.C.'s political landscape. The clear message given by D.C. voters and teachers' union is that any politician who's willing to play hardball in an effort to improve black education will be run out of town.
The education establishment's solution is always more money; however, according to a Washington Post article (4/6/2008), "The Real Cost Of Public Schools," written by Andrew J. Coulson, if we include its total operating budget, teacher retirement, capital budget and federal funding, the D.C. public schools spend $24,600 per student.
Washington's fraudulent black education is by no means unique; it's duplicated in one degree or another in most of our major cities. However, there is a glimmer of hope in the increasing demand for charter schools and educational vouchers. This movement is being fought tooth and nail by an education establishment that fears the competition and subsequent threats to their employment. The charter school and the educational vouchers movement will help prevent parents and children who care about education from being held hostage in an environment hostile to the learning process. And there's plenty of evidence that children do better and parents are more pleased when they have a measure of school choice.
The fact that black youngsters trail their white counterparts by three or four years becomes even more grim when we recognize that the education white youngsters receive is nothing to write home about.
According to the recently released Program for International Student Assessment exam, our 15-year-olds rank 25th among 34 industrialized nations in math and 14th in reading.
Walter E. Williams
Dr. Williams serves on the faculty of George Mason University as John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and is the author of More Liberty Means Less Government: Our Founders Knew This Well.
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Critic Blasts NAACP's Opposition to Caucasian Student Club
By Steve Brown CNSNews.com Staff Writer September 30, 2003
(CNSNews.com) - A leading conservative cultural critic took aim at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Monday. The reason: the group's opposition to a high school student's proposal to start a Caucasian Club.
"There is incredible public hypocrisy over the entrenched double standards that have come to be taken for granted by the American educational establishment," David Horowitz, author and president of the Los Angeles-based Center for the Study of Popular Culture told CNSNews.com. "Our (high school and college) campuses are the most segregated and racially discriminatory institutions in the entire country."
At issue is the idea presented by 15-year-old Lisa McClelland, a freshman at Freedom High School in Oakley, Calif. Last month she proposed starting a Caucasian Club at her school, which already has a Black Student Union, the Latinos Unidos for Latino students and the ALOHA club for Asian students. According to the Associated Press, McClelland and some of her friends felt slighted and began circulating a petition for the club to foster diversity, not racism.
"It's not racist because we're not excluding anyone, and we're just trying to solve the issues of racial disparity," the Associated Press quoted McClelland as saying. It described her ethnic background as American Indian, Latino, Dutch, German, Italian and Irish.
McClelland told reporters the club would be open to everybody of all backgrounds and would engage in activities such as fundraising and field trips to museums and other locations emphasizing Caucasian history.
But the East County Chapter of the NAACP said it was "vehemently" opposed to the name of the club, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
"It's not culturally sensitive to the community we're addressing," the paper quoted chapter vice president Darnell Turner as saying. "The club, in name, seems like a backdoor approach to separation. From a historical perspective, this will bring up fears."
McClelland's motives for forming a Caucasian club are not the basis of Turner's own personal objections. Rather, Turner said he worries about how such a club might evolve.
"I think she's doing this for the right reasons, but what's going to happen when she graduates? What's it going to turn into?" Turner told the Washington Times, adding that he was speaking for himself, not the NAACP.
Horowitz called the NAACP "one of the most racially divisive and exploitive of organizations in the business," said\b he would warn McClelland that the NAACP would likely come after her, but that she should not take anything "personally."
Horowitz also said he would prefer that there were no race-oriented clubs.
"Personally, I don't want to see any clubs segregated by skin color, but they exist," Horowitz said. "I understand why people would react negatively to what this girl is doing, but I think it's completely understandable. And I understand what the NAACP is doing too, but you cannot have a double standard."
McClelland told Knight Ridder reporters she thought she was doing something "good" that needed to be done "a long time ago." She said she was "100 percent" motivated to keep pushing forward and that if her club was rejected at the high school level she would "protest and explore legal action."
So far, according to press reports, McClelland has gathered 300 signatures on the petition, not all of them from Caucasians.
Dan Smith, superintendent for the Liberty Union High School District, which includes Freedom High, told CNSNews.com Monday he had not yet seen McClelland's petition, but noted that schools were on a two-week break.
"The student (McClelland) has been encouraged to work with staff members to work within the system and use the process that's in place for establishing school clubs," Smith said.
That process, Smith said, involves finding a faculty advisor, drafting a constitution for the club and presenting it to the School Club Council (comprised of presidents of other school clubs). If approved, the club constitution would go to the Association of Student Body Leaders for review and then to the principal, who has final authority.
Debi Neely, McClelland's mother, expressed pride at what her daughter was doing.
"If it takes one 15-year-old to make a point ... that just because you're using the word 'Caucasian' doesn't mean you're being racist, then so be it," Neely told the San Francisco Chronicle .
Neely told reporters she has always taught her children to be open-minded. And as far as bigotry is concerned, Neely told the Contra Costa Times she believes it originates in the home. "You learn it from your past, your families," she said. "Mostly, kids [Lisa's] age today are like, 'Why is this still an issue?'"
Recent postings in an electronic forum on the school's web site () were mostly supportive of the idea.
"As a European-American of mainly Italian descent, I find it upsetting that so many other racial and ethnic groups can have their own clubs, but we can't," wrote Chris Forte. "Therefore, though I do not live anywhere near Freedom High, I support the Caucasian Club and would like to know if, as a business or "honorary member" (I'm an adult), if I can financially support it."
Another individual, identified only as Mike, posted a statement calling the club a positive idea.
"Regardless of the identity of the people behind the group, there is no justification for saying ethnicities A, B, C and D may have their clubs, organizations, and unions; however, ethnicity E cannot have one," Mike wrote. "No matter which ethnicity is 'E' (in this case, the Caucasians), it is a hypocritical statement to deny them what all other groups are allowed based simply on their ethnic status."
Yet another posting, from someone identifying himself only as Dan, did question the usefulness of a Caucasian club.
"What is the Caucasian club going to discuss? What special Caucasian issues are you going to be addressing? How we have the power in this country and have often abused it? How our ancestors came from Europe?" Dan asked. "I can see if this group focuses on Caucasian history, but then it should be called the Caucasian History club. Otherwise, isn't it just a way to seperate? (sic)"
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Bush hater punches GOP official at tea party
Posted: June 10, 2010 By Chelsea Schilling WorldNetDaily
'Union organizer' attacks after blaming former president for 'mess we're in'
A local GOP chairman and author of "The Beast on the East River" received an unexpected blow to the face during a June 8 tea party by a man who blamed former President George W. Bush "for the mess we're in."
The incident took place during a rally outside Democrat Rep. Mel Watt's office in Greensboro, N.C.
Nathan Tabor is Forsyth Republican Party chairman, former candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina and the North Carolina Senate and founder of TCVMedia.com and TheConservativeVoice.com. He was also the webmaster for the presidential campaign of Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.
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Tabor blocked attacker Govenor Spencer of Greensboro when he lunged toward Tabor's wife.
"Don't touch my property again, and don't push me again," Tabor said.
According to Human Events, the aggressor, a black man in his 50s, responded, "Then get the f--- out."
He lunged toward Tabor and punched him in the face.
In the video a woman can be heard screaming, and Tabor's 5-year-old daughter, Abigail, shouts, "Daddy!"
Several witnesses in the crowd of 25 people began calling for the police.
"We were just there to do our constitutional right to have a peaceful protest," Tabor told WGHP-TV.
He explained that the group was protesting a proposed amendment to give companies funding to pay increasing credit-card fees. Tabor was videotaping the event.
"About that time a gentleman walks around the corner and walks into the middle of the crowd saying it's all George W. Bush's fault. It's all Dick Cheney's fault," he explained to the station.
Tabor said he stopped recording at the conclusion of the protest and walked toward his wife and daughter near the sidewalk.
"As I walked around the corner, this gentleman pushed me," he said. "And when he pushed me the first time, I turned my camera on and brought my camera up. I said please don't push me. And when I said that, he slapped my camera. He pushes me again. In the video you can see my body fall back. And I did not say anything to him, I didn't engage him. I wasn't going to, until he touched my wife."
Tabor told WGHP-TV Spencer had pushed his wife, so he pushed Spencer back. That's when Spencer lunged toward him and punched him in the face.
Tabor is not shown retaliating in the video. He asked Spencer on camera to wait for the police.
But Spencer refused. Instead, he got into his car and drove away.
The blog BigGovernment.com noted that Spencer is a union organizer and a black liberation activist who led the Greensboro Kmart protests of 1995. Spencer had a black-liberation-flag bumper sticker on his car.
"These veteran labor organizers recounted how they mobilized their families, communities and the Pulpit Forum of Greensboro, a coalition of progressive clergy, to commit acts of civil disobedience and bring pressure to bear on Kmart until they negotiated in good faith for a fairer contract," World & World reported, referencing Spencer.
The police caught up with Spencer, and both men have filed assault charges against one another.
Spencer's attorney, Joe Williams, told WGHP-TV, "We are going to deal with this in the courtroom. Mr. Tabor is going to find out that being wealthy doesn't make a difference in a courtroom."
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