A Federal judge canceled the The Washington Redskins' trademark registration after after agreeing with the US Patent Office's finding that the NFL team's name and logo are disparaging against Native Americans. This is good news, but unfortunately it won't really limit the football organization from profiting from the racist name and logo.
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New Confederate Flag: a tumblog of greatness. Read the rest
It's a simple idea, and the results are pretty striking.
Paula Deen tweeted a photo of her son wearing brownface in order to impersonate Cuban-born I Love Lucy character Ricky Ricardo, along with the words "Lucyyyyyyy! You got a lot of esplainin' to do!" When complaints rolled in, Deen was quick to throw her social media manager under the bus.
In a statement released to NBC News, a representative for Deen said: "Paula Deen's Social Media Manager posted a picture this morning of Paula and Bobby Deen dressed in costume as Lucy and Ricky, from I Love Lucy. This photograph is from a 2011 Halloween episode of Paula's Best Dishes."
"Paula immediately had this picture taken down as soon as she saw the post and apologizes to all who were offended," the statement said. "As such, Paula Deen Ventures has terminated their relationship with this Social Media Manager."
Deen and her brood are enjoying a comeback because Deen's core viewership doesn't seem to mind the racist statements she's made in the past:
Deen, 68, once a popular TV chef known for bathing her Southern cuisine in butter, was embroiled in scandal two years ago when she admitted in a deposition to using the N-word and once considered throwing a "plantation-style" wedding. At the height of the outrage, she lost her Food Network programs and multimillion-dollar retail deals before tearfully telling Matt Lauer on Today that she is not racist.
Deen's adult sons have a new show scheduled to begin airing soon on The Food Network, called "Southern Fried Road Trip." Read the rest
“The first thought that anyone has of this image is, "There’s some white guy killing an Indian, strangling an Indian,"?" says Cliff Matias, director of the Redhawk Native American Arts Council in Brooklyn. Apparently not Whitesboro mayor Patrick O’Connor, who intends to keep using the village seal. "It’s actually a very accurate depiction of friendly wrestling matches that took place back in those days.”
Here's the original seal (below). See how friendly the white man is?
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South Carolina's Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, where it has flown for five decades despite being viewed by many as a symbol of slavery.
Saginaw Valley State University DaJuawn Wallace, 24, was driving to a store to pick up medicine for his girlfriend at 2am when a cop driving behind him activated his lights and sirens. Wallace stuck his arm out the window of his car to acknowledge the officer then drove a short distance at 35 mph and pulled over in a well lit area.
“I live in Detroit, and I know some people who were robbed by fake police officers,” Wallace said. “I was taught to find a well-lit area to pullover in.”
“I was not speeding up, turning off my lights or trying to get away,” he added.
He was charged with one felony count of fleeing and eluding.
At a June 12 hearing, Saginaw County Chief Prosecutor Christopher Boyd offered to dismiss the felony charge if Wallace would plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge with a delayed sentence. The plea would allow Wallace’s charges to be dismissed if he stays out of trouble and completes one year of probation.
But Wallace rejected the offer, pointing out that a guilty plea would have a negative impact on his future.
His has until July 9 to accept the deal.
If he hadn't been charged, Wallace would have graduated from a master’s program for health administration next year.
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The presidential candidate and professional assclown called Mexican immigrants "rapists."
“This is a watershed moment for civil rights that finally brings the dream of living in an equitable society one tiny fraction of a step closer to reality,” said civil rights lawyer Helene Najjar, adding that the country could now turn its attention to closing the income gap, ending racial discrimination in law enforcement, and providing equal educational opportunities for all children, among tens of thousands of other issues
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"It took all the skin off your hands," says former Army soldier Rollins Edwards. "Your hands just rotted."
The city is nearing a settlement with several Muslim clerics who filed a 2013 federal discrimination lawsuit alleging illegal NYPD spying.
LIFE photo editor Liz Ronk and writer Eliza Berman looked through their archives, writing with clear-eyed hindsight of LIFE's Truman-era collection of Confederate flag photos.
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What a terrible person this man is. I mean, we all know already. But come on.
Most people, including the police and the FBI, are calling 21-year-old suspected terrorist Dylann Roof's message to black people ("You rape our women, and you're taking over the country. And you have to go") pure racist hatred.
But Fox News says what Roof really meant when he made that threat and then carried it out by killing nine black people in a Charleston, South Carolina church was that he hated Christians.
It was a "horrifying attack on faith," said Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck. "If we aren't safe in our own churches, then where are we safe?" Her co-host Steve Doocy agreed, "Extraordinarily they called it a hate crime. And some look at it as, well, it's because it was a white guy, apparently, and a black church. But you made a great point just a moment ago about the hostility toward Christians, and it was in a church, so maybe that's what it was about." Doocy told this to was a pastor on the show who said it would be a good idea for pastors to arm themselves in church.
The level of reality distortion in this video clip from the show is extraordinary. This is one of the clearest examples I've seen that reveals Fox News' true agenda as a racist hate network.
White supremacists share Hasselbeck and Doocy's concerns. From Huffington Post:
White supremacists who convened on the neo-Nazi site Stormfront.org voiced similarly aspirational speculation, suggesting that the shooting's location might indicate anti-Christian violence. They also expressed worries that if the shooting did turn out to be an act of racism, the white nationalist movement would suffer. Read the rest
In Sept 2013, a Dominican court ruled that 200,000+ natural-born citizens whose parents were undocumented Haitian workers were no longer entitled to citizenship, rendering them stateless and helpless before the law.
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