Tag Archives: segregation

  Some People Just Don't Belong

Rich White Bay Area Community Pretty Sure Little Brown Girl Doesn’t Belong There

The adorable 7-year-old in question, with her Justin Bieber doll.
California is home to the Bradley effect, so in a way, this story shouldn’t surprise us. Nonetheless, this tale is impressive for its imaginative completeness. It is a fully realized vision of the extent to which privileged white people can be horrible, how complaints don’t matter unless they’re registered by the right people, and how public shaming can still work. The story takes place in Orinda, CA, once named the second-friendliest town in America by Forbes. It was originally reported by Inside Bay Area: Read more on Rich White Bay Area Community Pretty Sure Little Brown Girl Doesn’t Belong There…
  These Textbooks Sound Awfully Familiar

New Texas Schoolbooks: Moses Wrote The Constitution For Slavery, Segregation

It is a right, actually. Not an excuse, however.
Well here’s a heck of a surprise! You may remember how Texas re-wrote its standards for history books back in 2010, to make sure that kids learned the important parts of history, like who Phyllis Schlafly is and how the Constitution was inspired by the Bible, while downplaying the importance of that nasty deist Thomas Jefferson. The standards adopted by the State Board of Education were so awful that the conservative Fordham Institute called them “a confusing, unteachable hodgepodge” and criticized the SBOE for its “blatant politicizing” of history — especially in its approach to the role of religion: Read more on New Texas Schoolbooks: Moses Wrote The Constitution For Slavery, Segregation…
  dumbfuck dynasty

Cultural Icon Phil The Duck Is A Homophobe Just Like Jesus

So glad we stayed for the credits to Guardians of the Galaxy
Last year’s Free Speach* martyr Phil “All Merchandise 50% Off” Robertson has him a book-shaped object out and is dutifully making the rounds of the morning news programs to try to gin up some interest in his thoughts. While promoting his collections of pages, titled unPHILtered: The Way I See It, Mr. Duck went on Good Morning America to share the simple homespun philosophy of a wealthy has-been reality teevee star, and revealed that Jesus is pretty OK with telling the gays they’re bound for the everlasting lake of hell firrrrrrre. Robertson reiterated that he doesn’t hate anybody at all, and when asked about his charming thoughts on gay people in GQ magazine last year, explained that there’s only one reliable compendium of bronze-age wisdom that can be trusted: Read more on Cultural Icon Phil The Duck Is A Homophobe Just Like Jesus…
  shut up and eat your whitewash

Sundays With The Christianists: An American History Textbook Tells Children About Southern Hero Strom Thurmond

This week, a bit of a digression: We’ll continue our look at the Age of Reagan next week, but today, we’ll follow one of our textbooks off on an astonishing side track that seems mostly to exist because Bob Jones University is located in South Carolina. In its chapter on the Reagan years, our BJU Press text for 11/12th grade, United States History for Christian Schools, devotes a full page and a half text box to the life of Strom Thurmond, who at the time of this 2002 edition’s publication was 98 years old and still in the Senate. And so apparently the publishers thought it would be a nice gesture to honor the local hero with a section called “Strom Thurmond: ‘Rebel’ Politician.” The dog whistles in this section are intense enough that they may jump off the page and come through your computer screen; Yr Wonkette apologizes in advance for any discomfort experienced by your housepets. Read more on Sundays With The Christianists: An American History Textbook Tells Children About Southern Hero Strom Thurmond…
  all apologies

Tennessee On Slavery: Sorry Not Sorry

Let’s have a half-round of applause for the brave souls in the Tennessee House of Representatives, who boldly voted Wednesday to express “profound regret” for both slavery and for segregation, although the chamber couldn’t quite bring itself to actually apologize for either. Baby steps, right? After all, just like the Florida Congresscritter who’s unsure whether the Civil Rights Act is Constitutional, you wouldn’t want to rush things on a sensitive matter like “are we sorry for enslaving people?” Read more on Tennessee On Slavery: Sorry Not Sorry…
  let my (white) people go (blameless)

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks For Your Separate But Equal Homeschooled Darlings

Greetings, Time Tourists! We’re almost finished with our visit to the 1950s as seen through the lens of rightwing Christian textbooks. This week, we’ll look at the beginnings of the modern Civil Rights movement, and next week, we’ll wrap up the decade with the books’ coverage of the economic boom of the ’50s. The important thing to remember about both of those developments is that they came about because Big Government got out of the way and let individual initiative thrive and prosper. Both of the textbooks we’ve been reading take at least a partially mainstream view of Civil Rights history — neither book will be mistaken for Eyes on the Prize, but considering their earlier soft-pedaling of slavery, their discussion of the Civil Rights movement seems almost radically fact-based by comparison. Read more on Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks For Your Separate But Equal Homeschooled Darlings…
  that's some weird fuckin racial transcendence

Black Republican Virginia Lt. Gov Nominee Loves Segregation, Being Three-Fifths Of A Person

This week, we met E.W. Jackson, a conservative firebrand and Tea Party favorite who was nominated for Virginia’s lieutenant governorcy by virtue of the fact that the GOP skipped having a primary election this year in favor of letting their hardcore dingbats do it up convention-styley. This is like if California Democrats decided to turn over their nominating process to a meeting of the Oakland Greens, but hey, whatever floats Virginia Republican penises. In that fun getting-to-know-you, we learned that Bishop Jackson (if you’re nasty) thinks Planned Parenthood is worse for black people than the KKK ever was (which, duh), and that Barack Obama hates Jews because he is black and from Chicago, and as a black person, Bishop Jackson knows just how RACISMIST black people can be! But does Bishop Jackson have other thoughts on race, thoughts which might reveal a not-real-good understanding of stuff? Well, we did say he is a Republican, right? Read more on Black Republican Virginia Lt. Gov Nominee Loves Segregation, Being Three-Fifths Of A Person…
  dick moves

Human Rights Hero Sues Sexist Gym Because Of Ladies-Only Yoga Classes

In yet another example of How Men Are Oppressed In These Difficult Times, Limey nutsack Peter Lloyd wrote a thing in the Daily Mail recently explaining that he is suing his gym because they have a certain number of hours for women only. It’s a shocking infringement of his Right To See Ladies In Spandex, because the women-only hours total a whopping 442 hours a year! This is actual Jim Crow oppression, Lloyd argues: It is “eerily reminiscent of when African Americans were separated from their caucasian peers in 1940s America.” Yes! A few women-only swimming classes per week is exactly like Bull Connor turning fire hoses on children in Birmingham, because both involve water! Also, we must note that “Birmingham” is also the name of a city in England, and England is sometimes caricatured as “John Bull” — there’s just no end of eerie parallels! Read more on Human Rights Hero Sues Sexist Gym Because Of Ladies-Only Yoga Classes…
  post-racism today

Ohio Woman Says ‘Whites Only’ Pool Sign She Put Up Merely ‘Historical’

What are the racist loonballs up to in …let’s see, Ohio this time? Sure, why not give Arizona a quick break? Antiques-collecting landlord lady Jamie Hein of Cincinnati is apparently the sort of person who came to mind when someone wanted to gift a 1931 sign from Alabama that reads “Public Swimming Pool, White Only.” Luckily enough, she found a perfect place to hang it! On the gate to her pool, right after the African-American daughter of one of her tenants went swimming in it. No big deal, she said, because “I’m not a bad person. I don’t have any problem with race at all. It’s a historical sign.” HMMM. Isn’t “history” more like the precise reason why this was a bad idea? Read more on Ohio Woman Says ‘Whites Only’ Pool Sign She Put Up Merely ‘Historical’…
  'some of my best friends ...'

MN State Senator: Integration ‘Ruined’ Minneapolis But He Still Likes Blacks

Let’s just do the direct quote thing: “The system is broke. My best friends are minority. They think integration is foolish. It’s a ploy. It’s to get more money.” Minnesota state senator Dan Hall, R-Burnsville. He says he graduated with a sixth-grade reading level, so god only knows how much worse it would be if he went to school with negroes! Whut? Read more on MN State Senator: Integration ‘Ruined’ Minneapolis But He Still Likes Blacks…
  stromming not stumping

Haley Barbour Wants a Piece of That 2012 Segregationist Money

The gay liberal atheist yankee media types who disgrace this fine, white nation are up in arms today over comments Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour made to The Weekly Standard, about how the time when black people didn’t have civil rights wasn’t “that bad” and how white-people Citizens Councils made integration go nice and smooth, like a muskrat pissing a finely brewed sweet tea. Except this is a very revisionist point of view, as the South during the civil rights fight wasn’t exactly peaceful, and Citizens Councils were actually anti-integration organizations that tried to block blacks from exercising their civil rights. But none of this is important. What’s important is that Barbour may run for president, and he just opened the whiskey-soaked wallets of old conservative Southerners for himself and closed them off to Mike Huckabee. You snooze on racism, you lose on racism, Huck! Read more on Haley Barbour Wants a Piece of That 2012 Segregationist Money…
 

Man Who Shot George Wallace Released From Prison In Time For 2008 Campaign

Back in the “good old days” of the early 1970s, America was torn apart by recession, gasoline rationing, race riots, the Vietnam war and segregation — which was still a big issue in places where blacks were especially hated, such as Alabama, where Democrat Governor George Wallace was bravely keeping the Negro children out of White schools despite the Supreme Court’s orders. Wallace was immensely popular with Democrats who hoped to keep their schools white, too. So it was a national tragedy when a libtard nut named Arthur Bremer shot Wallace at a Maryland campaign stop in May 1972. Read more on Man Who Shot George Wallace Released From Prison In Time For 2008 Campaign…