shenanigans of the Left and of non-white activists


Back in 2011, The Oregonian criticized the State of Oregon for wasteful spending at a time when it should have been pinching pennies. Harry Esteve wrote:

Reporters reviewed thousands of state contracts and identified nearly $10 billion in state commitments to outside vendors, some of which appear to contradict the penny-pinching messages coming from state leaders. Others simply show a state quite willing to pay top dollar when it needs outside help.

Examples include $100,000 to the pro-consumer group OSPIRG to drum up opposition to insurance rate increases; at least $100,000 for diversity training and other employee workshops; and tens of thousands of dollars to a headhunting firm to place help-wanted ads on the Internet and in local newspapers.

In 2013, Politifact reported, regarding Portland Public Schools, that…

The district has spent more than $1 million since 2007 for diversity and equity training in the classroom.

Though it’s difficult to find exact figures, there’s no doubt that the government of Oregon, at various levels, spends large amounts of money on “diversity.”

The above, Oregonian, article notwithstanding, few have publicly objected to this grotesque misuse of tax-money. However, when the white male attendees appear to have too much fun, that’s seen as a problem. A recent Oregonian headline read “The $56,000 question: Is a diversity training seminar for white men an appropriate use of the people’s money?” The article (not found on their website, but available in print) reads:

Once upon a time, spending thousands of taxpayer dollars to send 16 white guys – and only white guys – on an extended trip to a mountainside golf resort might have been considered a problem. These days, it’s a solution! To what isn’t exactly clear…

Portland’s mayor has defended the seminar. Another Oregonian article reads:

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and 15 other white male managers in city government are back in town after a lengthy diversity training retreat near Mount Hood, and the mayor defended the $56,000 training as “money well spent.”…

Hales pointed out half of Portland students are “children of color.”

“The leadership of [the] police bureau, particularly the white men, need to understand that community, need to understand the privileges we enjoy as white men – not through our own efforts, but just because of who we are,” Hales said in the KGW interview…

While diversity training programs are common for city employees and other public sector workers, an extended get-away at a Mount Hood area resort complete with a 27-hole golf course isn’t standard operating procedure.

You see, white males are supposed to suffer at these seminars; they’re not supposed to enjoy themselves. It’s not enough that whites are being deliberately replaced in the U.S. – as the mayor so kindly pointed out above – we are also not supposed to benefit from any of our ancestors’ achievements. At least no more so than those who are co-opting our civilization. This is why these 15 government goons were criticized in the first place. For white males to take a tool of oppression against whites, and turn it into a luxury vacation, is an abominable act in the eyes of the leftist elite.

Personally, I too think it’s an abominable act. They wasted money that was extorted from me and other hard-working Oregonians. The ruling class pampered itself at the expense of the rest of us. This makes me angry – but my anger has nothing to do with the fact that these leaches are white men. As for the Oregonian, and other detractors, they would have had few objections had the beneficiaries been black or Hispanic. This is clear from the wording of their articles.

For the record, I enjoyed my own company’s diversity training. When the instructor asked if any of us wished to share our personal experiences with diversity, I eagerly offered my own story. The other attendees were speechless. When I told the instructor that whites have every right to feel proud of their own heritage, she did not object. So you see, we can have fun at diversity seminars – but it needn’t cost $56,000.

 

 

Far be it from me to belittle the pain of bereaved parents. Call me selfish, but one of my greatest wishes is that none of my children precede me in death.

This is why I don’t want to be too hard on MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers). Even though they’ve been accused of promoting a gradual reinstatement of prohibition and of being dishonest, I think their intentions are noble. But you know what they say about good intentions

What strikes me about MADD is that their website makes no mention of black history month, Asian pride or Native American solidarity. It goes without saying that they don’t recognize the importance of white identity, even though MADD is implicitly white and their leadership and board of directors is entirely white.

MADDBut MADD gives special attention to Hispanics – an ethnic group (using the term loosely) with the some of the highest rates of drunk driving. As such, we might expect an attitude of indifference toward Hispanics, if not outright hostility.
In 1984, as the Hispanic population truly began to explode in the United States, MADD had a change of attitude:

In 1984, MADD changed its name from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. This carefully considered change was made because MADD is opposed to the criminal act of drunk driving, not individuals.

Of course, I can’t possibly know what motivated them to make this change, but it looks suspiciously as if they had no problem condemning drunk drivers as evil incarnate as long as they were overwhelmingly white – but as soon as it became apparent that drunk drivers would be increasingly brown, MADD didn’t have the stomach to condemn them.

In true Stockholm fashion, MADD goes out of its way to coddle Hispanics, recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month. Since MADD stresses the importance of Hispanic culture, it’s not surprising that its shortcomings are interpreted as victimhood by MADD:

Driving drunk is a problem that affects people of all races.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Hispanics have the second highest rate of drinking and driving incidents and are more likely than other groups to ride in vehicles operated by drivers who have been drinking.   Research also shows that 90 percent of Hispanics see drunk driving as a major threat to the safety of themselves and their families.

In short, drunk driving does not discriminate—it kills and injures people of all races and culture.

We strive to reach out to diverse populations to fulfill our mission to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.  Please visit our Spanish language resource center for links to programs, brochures and other services/materials available in Spanish at madd.org/espanol.

This is like saying black neighborhoods are “plagued by gun violence” or “Americans suffer from obesity.” The above statement almost makes it sound as if Hispanics are more at risk of being killed because they hop in cars driven by (presumably white) drunks. Also, to say that drunk driving does not discriminate, immediately after admitting that different ethnic groups have different offense rates, is ridiculous. I wonder if these mothers would agree if I told them that breast cancer does not discriminate based on gender – since men also suffer from it sometimes.

I think I’ll go have a drink!

 

Driving drunk is a problem that affects people of all races.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Hispanics have the second highest rate of drinking and driving incidents and are more likely than other groups to ride in vehicles operated by drivers who have been drinking.   Research also shows that 90 percent of Hispanics see drunk driving as a major threat to the safety of themselves and their families.

In short, drunk driving does not discriminate—it kills and injures people of all races and culture.

We strive to reach out to diverse populations to fulfill our mission to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.  Please visit our Spanish language resource center for links to programs, brochures and other services/materials available in Spanish at madd.org/espanol.

- See more at: http://www.madd.org/blog/madd-recognizes-hispanic.html#sthash.9xnZykor.dpuf

In 1984, MADD changed its name from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. This carefully considered change was made because MADD is opposed to the criminal act of drunk driving, not individuals. – See more at: http://www.madd.org/about-us/mission/#sthash.JszfKR2H.dpuf
In 1984, MADD changed its name from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. This carefully considered change was made because MADD is opposed to the criminal act of drunk driving, not individuals. – See more at: http://www.madd.org/about-us/mission/#sthash.JszfKR2H.dpuf
In 1984, MADD changed its name from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. This carefully considered change was made because MADD is opposed to the criminal act of drunk driving, not individuals. – See more at: http://www.madd.org/about-us/mission/#sthash.JszfKR2H.dpuf

As the world laughs at Malaysia over their silly ban on the use of the word “Allah,” which simply means “God” in Arabic, Western countries should take a good hard look at themselves.

Coming from a Jewish background myself, whenever I hear that a particular word is banned, I ask myself, “what is being worshiped, and what is so holy that its name cannot be pronounced?” The Tetragrammaton is considered, by Orthodox Jews, to be so holy that only the High Priest may utter it – and even then only on the holiest day of the year and in the holiest place on Earth: The Holy of Holies in the Temple.

The line between holy and profane, between love and hate, is a thin one indeed. Some people may not even be certain whether they love or hate a particular thing or person. All they know for sure is that its name arouses strong emotions.

In the Western world there is a de facto prohibition against the public use of the word “nigger.” It’s described as “the n word” in much the same way that Jews pronounce the Tetragrammaton as “adonai” or “the Lord.” Only the High Priests of the diversity cult are permitted to pronounce this word. Even they tend to restrict its use to their own Holy of Holies: The Inner City.

I have more to say on this matter, but I’m still recovering from writers’ block – and it’s summer out there.

Having  just arrived back home from vacation, it’s time to finally document the goings on at our latest American Renaissance conference. Earlier, I wrote that one of the protesters had claimed that the Kansas City shooter was affiliated with American Renaissance. Here’s the video to prove it. Listen to the guy with the beard toward the end:

Some people are just crazy; it doesn’t take much to provoke them into committing acts of violence. Most of us need a lot of provocation before we resort to bloodshed; everybody has his snapping point.

I don’t claim to know whether Frazier Glen Miller is a natural-born psychopath. Unlike the $PLC or the ADL, I don’t claim to be an expert. But, according to the Washington Post:

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a respected activist organization that tracks hate crimes and racist activities, said the man arrested and identified by police as Frazier Glenn Cross is actually Frazier Glenn Miller. Miller, the SPLC said, founded and ran the Carolina Klan before he was sued by the SPLC “for operating an illegal paramilitary organization and using intimidation tactics against African Americans.”

He later founded another Klan outfit, the White Patriot Party, which put him in violation of the terms that settled the suit brought by the SPLC. He was found in criminal contempt in 1986 and served six months in prison. He moved underground while out on bond and was caught in Missouri with other Klansmen with a reserve of weapons, the SPLC stated.

The next year, he pleaded guilty to a weapons charge. He was indicted for plotting to obtain stolen military weapons, and for planning robberies and the assassination of the SPLC founder Morris Dees. As part of a plea deal, he testified against other Klan leaders and received a five-year sentence. He served only three years, the SPLC stated.

Considering the history of black violence against whites, it’s absolutely necessary to defend ourselves against blacks. Firearms are a crucial component of any such defensive measures. There is nothing unreasonable or hateful about this; it’s a matter of survival – and this appears to be what Miller was doing (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong).

But this is not acceptable to organizations such as the $PLC. The “Southern Poverty Law Center” is an anti-white organization, and Miller was (at least in his own mind) a pro-white activist. The $PLC has a lot more money, and political power, than Miller – so it set about persecuting Miller. It would appear that Miller was hounded by this anti-white hate-group for years.

The “Southern Poverty Law Center” is largely Jewish. So is the ADL. Both organizations had caused Miller a lot of grief over the years, and now this bitter 70-year-old man chose to go out with a bang and take his revenge against “The Jooz.”

It’s a pity that Miller, his murderous mind now shrunken with age, didn’t focus his attention on the real culprits: The $PLC and the ADL. Had he eliminated some of them, we might owe him a debt of gratitude. Instead, he chose a soft target and murdered 3 innocent people.

Perhaps the victims’ survivors should sue the $PLC and the ADL for pushing Miller over the edge. The “Southern Poverty Law Center” is probably the most significant source of fuel for Jew-haters world-wide. They most certainly have blood on their hands.

Unfortunately, Millers cruel rampage will feed the $PLC’s coffers even more. The beast will become ever more bloated, and generate even more hatred and bloodshed. And so the cycle continues.

jabba the hutt

 

 

In his recent Bloombergview article, Francis Wilkenson ridiculed conservatives for their  distorted demographic perceptions. He wrote:

In June and July, Latino Decisions conducted a national poll for the Center for American Progress and PolicyLink. The poll’s sample was especially large — 2,943 adults, including 1,319 non-Hispanic whites. In one question, respondents were asked to give their “best guess” about the percentage of racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. population…

Every racial group overestimated the size of the nonwhite population, which in reality is about 37 percent. “Asians had the most accurate estimates,” the survey report stated, “with respondents estimating an average of 43 percent — followed by whites with an average of 48 percent, Latinos with an average of 50 percent, and African Americans with an average of 53 percent.”…

On average, whites overestimated the nation’s minority population by 11 percentage points. Digging a little deeper, the poll showed that 59 percent of conservatives estimated the minority population at 41 percent or higher, with 33 percent of conservatives believing nonwhites account for more than half of the U.S. population, a demographic milestone that is still decades away.

Keep that figure in mind as you consider this result from the same poll report: “Sixty-one percent of white conservatives and 56 percent of whites ages 65 or older agree that discrimination against whites will increase due to rising diversity.”

So conservatives think the nation is already either majority or almost-majority nonwhite, and a majority of conservatives believes that they will be discriminated against as the nation becomes more nonwhite.

There was a time, before the days of television, billboards, movies and brochures, when peoples’ perception of reality was shaped by what they saw and heard in real life. Folks spent most of their time among their countrymen, working, socializing, worshiping and playing. It’s true that they were ignorant of foreign lands, but they were acutely aware of the goings on in their own villages and provinces. Medieval man might have believed that troglodytes inhabited far-away lands, and sea-monsters the waters, but he was an expert when it came to local matters.

Today, many people spend more time in front of the television than mingling among the locals. Furthermore, today’s cities are so populous that one cannot even rely on what he sees to gauge demographic trends; at any given time, all he’ll see is a specific subset of the population. So, while the modern city-dweller may not believe in sea-monsters or troglodytes, he can easily be fooled about his own immediate surroundings.

In my search for a particular item of clothing, a friend recommended my local Kohl’s. While I didn’t find what I was looking for at Kohl’s, I did notice a profusion of model images throughout the store. I have previously written about Target’s habit of under representing white people in its signage. Kohl’s is no different. Here are some images I snapped there.

 

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I apologize for the poor image quality; the lighting was difficult and I used my cellphone. But, at least in the men’s section, very few whites are depicted. Blacks outnumber whites. Is Kohl’s trying to cater specifically to blacks? In the women’s section, the vast majority of images are of white, or Asian, models. It’s hard to see how this would benefit Kohl’s financially – but it’s easy to see the similarity to Target.

I don’t watch television, but I’ve viewed enough commercials (online) to know that non-whites are featured in numbers wildly out of proportion to their actual percentages of the population. Does Wilkenson have anything to say about this? I doubt it.

People like Wilkenson are responsible for the over representation of non-whites in the media, and in places like Target and Kohl’s. While they may not directly demand it, their attitudes (of promoting non-whites whenever possible) necessarily lead to such phenomena. It’s interesting that Wilkenson would ridicule people for perceptions that are a direct result of policies he promotes.

 

 

Y’all may be shocked, but I enjoy an occasional movie just like the rest of you mortals. Sometimes I like to escape the boring mundaneness of my life and make believe I’m travelling among the stars hundreds of years in the future, or that I’m reliving history in an era we like to imagine was more exciting than our own.

To fulfill these entertainment “needs,” I tap into the practically inexhaustible resources of Youtube, Hulu or similar sites. Generally speaking, I stick to pre-1965 shows. The reason is that I watch these shows in order to escape from reality, not to have the diversity agenda shoved into my face. I understand that each of us has our point of view, and that this includes writers and producers. That’s all fine and well, but just as I wouldn’t appreciate seeing a McDonalds or a Pepsi product strategically placed in a movie about Genghis  Khan, so too do I not appreciate having token blacks shoved in my face in Gladiator, Thor, The Hobbit and others too numerous to count. Before 1965 or so, movie producers could focus almost exclusively on the story. They weren’t bogged down by the dictates of the diversity cult.

With the exception of background characters (such as in The Hobbit), the token black’s role is carefully scripted. The producers don’t want to be too obviously Afro-centric, or they’ll pay the price at the box-office. But they must include at least one prominent black character – and he (it’s usually a man) must be portrayed in a positive light. Typically, we find him sacrificing himself to save the lives of others.

The 2003 movie Core is typical. In Core, Delroy Lindo plays Ed Brazzelton, in the end:

After some calculations, they decide that by splitting their nuclear weapons into the remaining compartments and jettisoning each at specific distances, they can create a “ripple effect“, where the power of each bomb will push against the blast of the next, generating the needed energy wave. However, because Virgil was not designed to jettison undamaged compartments, the plan requires someone to deactivate a safety switch that is in an area exposed to the extreme temperatures. Brazzelton volunteers and deactivates the switch, dying shortly afterwards.

There are exceptions to this rule. For example, in the movie Unbreakable, the villain is black, while the hero is white. It’s worth noting, however, that Unbreakable was “written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.” Shyamalan also wrote, produced and directed The Village, which is clearly pro-white. Since Shyamalan himself is not white, but Indian, he can actually get away with producing an occasional pro-white film – though I’m fairly certain even he has taken some heat for it.

What kind of role will this black man have in Pompeii?

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He will speak of his family back in Africa. He will be a victim of oppression, probably having been captured as a slave or gladiator fighter. He’ll be a sympathetic character, providing wisdom to his white friends. In some way, he’ll probably end up a martyr.

Blacks were not unknown in ancient Rome. It would be perfectly acceptable to include one or two black faces in Pompeii, but against the backdrop of Hollywood’s predictable racial policies, the presence of such prominent characters is as distracting as if they’d had a Starbucks on every corner in Pompeii. It’s product-placement, and a stark reminder of TODAY’S politics. It should not be thrust upon us within the context of this historical drama. I wouldn’t be surprised if some black people feel the same way. They too want to experience the story of Pompeii, not to be reminded of racial quotas and the demands of the black lobby.

With the advance of video technology, it’s now possible to create entire movies without using actual human actors. More importantly, this technology is becoming increasingly available to those of us who are not wealthy and powerful. Hopefully, the ranks of those whose minds are free of the diversity cult will produce some talented animators. If so, we’ll be able to enjoy high-quality movies that are not beholden to the rigid racial rules of Hollywood. We can make our own Pompeii – or digitally remove the diversity from the current Pompeii and share it on our own “white market.” The authorities will fume, but there won’t be much they can do about it.

 

As a respected citizen of the Leftosphere, the Nature Conservancy supports the rights of indigenous peoples. Their website proclaims:

Empowering Indigenous peoples throughout the world.

The natural world is central to the human rights of Indigenous peoples, as well as their economic, spiritual, physical and cultural well- being. Complex challenges including the development of natural resources and climate change are threatening the environments on which their livelihoods and cultures depend.

The Nature Conservancy recognizes the significant contributions of Indigenous peoples to conservation and collaborates with them to foster our shared commitment to environmental stewardship. Our human rights-based approach to conservation incorporates traditional knowledge and cultural values and results in tangible benefits. We work as a partner, making sure that community needs and local priorities are identified and addressed.

Our programs target urgent threats, secure land tenure and access, support Indigenous rights and improved governance, and strengthen livelihoods. Our initiatives support the rights of Indigenous peoples to participate more fully in making the decisions that will shape their futures.

Indeed. We would expect such an organization to show respect toward the indigenous peoples of the past, and we would not expect to see it glorifying those who perpetrated genocide upon them.

How, then, would we reconcile the above statement with the following one?

Buffalo Soldiers in the U.S. Army were some of the first defenders of our national parks, serving as rangers in Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. They were instrumental in fighting fires, cracking down on poachers and clearing roads. One of the most notable Buffalo Soldiers was Capt. Charles Young, the third African American to graduate from West Point and the first African-American superintendent of a national park. The legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers lives on through Yosemite ranger Shelton Johnson, who created a website to tell their story.

These Buffalo soldiers took part in the dispossession of the indigenous peoples of North America. The fact that they later received government jobs as caretakers at national parks does not negate this fact. While the conflict between settlers and Native Americans was an exceedingly complex one, with atrocities committed on all sides, the Leftosphere invariably sympathizes with the Native Americans. Apparently, an exception is made when the settlers are “people of color” themselves. While one might argue that the Nature Conservancy is only trying to give credit where credit is due, without negating any lurid past these soldiers might have had, I find such hair-splitting to be disingenuous. The South African government did many positive things during the years of apartheid, yet we never find the Leftosphere giving them credit.

Others have pointed out this hypocrisy. For example, a neo-Confederate group made the point back in 2005:

   On January 17th, Carrollton Georgia put on it’s Annual King Day parade. I attended this one with a special guest, as it took on a special meaning by some of the participants invited. I had read where a local amateur historian named Don North and his 6 member “Grierson’s Buffalo Soldiers Cavalry Association of Georgia” was invited to join, most likely at the behest of Carrollton’s only black councilman Gerald Byrd. Mr. Byrd had allowed Mr. North to speak to his youth class at Carrollton Middle School – and I read an article in the Carrollton paper about it…

  Well I am not the most educated person, but I do know that that whole Custer/Cavalry/Western time period meant lots of innocent Indians were being slaughtered, and the Buffalo Soldiers happily did their share of butchery. I sent out a call for help to stand against this kind of glorification, and got probably the most qualified spokesman to accomplish the task. My special guest was none other than that Native American activist, Gary Spottedwolf… who is a Lakota Sioux (I love his “Custer Got Siouxed” poster) and whose ancestors were targets of the Buffalo Soldiers ‘Ethnic Cleansing’…

  He wore his warrior outfit with US Cavalry jacket and 4 scalp swatches. He is one tough dude, as those outfits aren’t very warm, and it was about 30 with a strong wind. He also brought a picture that blew me away, but sent one of North’s boys into denial. It was a picture of a deep trench filled with dead Sioux, and a Buffalo Soldier standing next to them. When the young misled soldier wannabe was shown the picture, he said “naw, that ain’t no Buffalo Soldier”.   North stayed in the distance playing with his historically inaccurate 10th Cavalry flag that didn’t include crossed sabers…

  Initially some were heard to exclaim “he’s coming to be with us!”, but Spottedwolf cut that BS short. Another of the young actors walked up behind Gary and had the nerve to say “That sure is a nice jacket” and without missing a beat he retorted “It should be – I got it off a dead Buffalo Soldier. Spottedwolf then commenced to giving the group, approx 15 mounted riders that included North and 3 other actors (the others represented ???) a lecture about the real Buffalo Soldiers and their campaign of terrorism and genocide. Then a white woman started crying this was a day for unity, which came the reply that there can be no unity as long as his people were on reservations.  I told Unity lady that the Confederate Govt. was the only ‘White man’s Govt. that accepted the Indians. She looked bewildered…

The Buffalo soldiers were not only guilty of slaughtering Native Americans, according to some, they also took part in the senseless slaughter of the buffalo. According to Roy Cook:

The Kiowa have no love for the historic ‘Buffalo Soldiers’. They have not forgotten that because in those ‘Indian War’ times there was war between the Kiowa people and their main source of commissary the buffalo and the white men. The white men built forts in the Kiowa country, and the Negro soldiers (the Tenth Cavalry, made up of Negro troops) shot the buffalo as fast as they could, but the buffalo still kept coming on, coming on, even into the post cemetery at Fort Sill. Soldiers were not enough to hold them back.

If those who massacred innocent people, and mowed down countless buffalo, can be considered “conservation heroes” by taking government jobs at national parks, then the term has very little meaning. I would urge the Nature Conservancy to be more selective in who they consider “heroes.”

 

One month after the upcoming American Renaissance conference, which celebrates inclusiveness and serves as outreach for disadvantaged communities, there will be a conference in Nashville whose goal is to bolster the status-quo, and further marginalize white people wherever they are found. I thought I’d increase awareness by replicating their jargon in a diverse way – and providing equal opportunity to the underserved people at American Renaissance.

The American Renaissance Conference

We are an interdisciplinary consortium of experts who recognize global implications of race and education for minoritized white people, which is the only race to be currently minoritized in its own lands.

Through scholarship we identify and expose inequities for the ultimate eradication of black supremacy.

We counter and combat systemic and structural racial-egalitarian dogma with scholarship and praxis.

We recognize the multiple locations of oppression, including North America, Europe, South Africa and Australia, and the myriad manifestations and effects of their intersections – which include wholesale murder, rape and robbery of native white populations.

We co-construct liberating knowledge that facilitates collective agency to transform schools and communities. These schools and communities are currently subject to draconian “diversity” laws even to the point where white communities and schools are not even recognized as such, except as a flaw that needs to be remedied.

The significance of race-realism and Human Biodiversity Studies include examining the systemic roles of race across multiple areas of academic disciplines, especially between education and legal studies, and advancing racially conscious activism across all segments of human interactions. We seek proposals that provide transdisciplinary perspectives interrogating dynamic issues including race, gender, cultural/social/political dynamics, and economic inequality that influence education and the public good.

One proposal/praxis that comes to mind is for some of us to protest the “Critical Race Studies” conference in Nashville. Unfortunately, I can’t make it. But if a dozen or so pro-white people were to show up in front of their venue, beat some drums, carry some signs and shout some slogans, this would go a long way toward sending the message that white people also have rights. That there’s plenty to be critical of in “critical race studies.”

Mary Elizabeth Williams, of Salon, is upset because of a “sexist” handbook for the Oakland Raiders cheerleaders. Williams writes:

In a section of the book about fraternization, it acknowledges, “There have been a few relationships between the two groups that have resulted in a few happy marriages and lovely children,” but goes on to warn, “HOWEVER, we have also had more situations where, quite frankly, the Raider organization and the Raiderettes narrowly escaped ruined reputations.” It goes on to elaborate: “One such example concerns a player who gave Halloween parties every year and many of the Raiderettes attended. This same player was suspended from the team for drug use but also arrested for date rape. For you on the squad who have attended those parties, just think how narrowly you missed having your photo in all the local papers and/or being assaulted.” And/or. Whatever. But mostly, think upon how you might have sullied the team’s good name by getting in the papers. For being raped. Oh and by the way, the definition of date rape is rape. It’s even in the state penal code! 

But the handbook may be alluding to the late defensive tackle Darrell Russell, who in 2002 was accused, along with two other men, of drugging and raping a woman Russell had been “casually dating.” The case was eventually dropped because it couldn’t be proved beyond reasonable doubt.

Here’s the accompanying photo of the cheerleaders:

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Needless to say, the team itself is heavily black (not that its white players are necessarily safe to be around either) and the cheerleaders predominantly white. With the mostly white Raiderettes, and the mostly black Raiders – and calls for the former to be wary of the latter, it’s a wonder Williams didn’t call the handbook “racist.”

As this handbook “scandal” has been making the rounds on the internet, I’m reminded of John Derbyshire’s talk that got him fired from the National Review. This author probably knew better than to mention anything about race; that way, if she found herself the subject of criticism, she could plead the lesser charge of sexism and keep her job.

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