December 2013

December 31st, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
An Anti-Semitic gesture, described as an inverted Nazi salute, was used after a Soccer win by West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka.
An Anti-Semitic gesture, described as an inverted Nazi salute, was used after a Soccer win by Nicolas Anelka. West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka has agreed to stop performing a controversial goal celebration that has anti-Semitic connotations and caused an outcry in his native France. The former France international is the subject of an investigation by the English Football Association...
December 29th, 2013
Written by James MacPherson in Setting It Straight with 1 Comment
Citizens of Leith, ND
A white supremacist accuse of terrorizing a small town in southwestern North Dakota had his bail set at $1 million cash on Friday by a Bismarck judge. Craig Cobb, 62, is being held in the Stanton jail on seven felony charges. He is accused of terrorizing residents while on an armed patrol of his property in Leith. If convicted, he could face up to 35 years in prison. The North Dakota Supreme...
December 28th, 2013
Written by Michael Graczyk... in Discrimination Cases with 0 Comments
The knockout game allegedly was enacted when a white man videoed himself sucker punching a 79-year-old- black man.
The video, knockout game, was enacted in the alleged commission of a racial hate crime. A white man has been arrested on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly shooting video of himself sucker-punching a 79-year-old black man in a "knockout game"-style attack. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, made a brief appearance Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy, who scheduled a detention...
December 27th, 2013
Written by Tamara Lush in Common Ties That Bind with 1 Comment
Is Duck Dynasty more representative of the views of many Americans, especially rural Americans?
Does Duck Dynasty represent many of the views about blacks and gay that are held by rural America, or are those beliefs even broader? "Faith. Family. Ducks." It's the unofficial motto for the family featured in the TV reality show Duck Dynasty and that homespun philosophy permeates nearly everything in this small rural Louisiana town. It's perhaps most on display at the White's Ferry Road Church...
December 26th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
In early 1865, after helping to organize thousands of African-American troops for the Union, Delany was made a major in the U.S. Army by President Lincoln. He was the first black man to achieve that high of a rank.
Martin R. Delany was the first black major in the United States Army and one of the founders of the "Back to Africa" movement of the 19th century. Delany believed that African-Americans would never be safe from prejudice and discrimination in this country and that they needed their own African nation in order to enjoy a life free from racism. Given America's sad racial history since the end of...