DOJ Warns Landlords against Refusing to Rent to People with Criminal Records
Yesterday the Justice Department filed a “Statement of Interest” in a housing case, warning landlords that refusing to rent units to people with criminal records can run afoul of the Fair Housing Act, since such a refusal can have a “…
DOJ Report: San Francisco Police Biased against Minorities
After extensive review, the U.S. Department of Justice declared yesterday that the San Francisco Police Department has exhibited bias against minorities. Although the DOJ assessment found the SFPD to be “an organization of good intention,” it “sometimes failed in …
‘Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins’ Study Deems Pumpkin Spice Lattes ‘White Privilege’
According to a study from a University of British Columbia scholar, pumpkins aren’t just vegetables, they’re a racial issue, and pumpkin spice lattes are an example of white privilege.
In a study titled “The Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins” …
The 13th via the Un-talented Tenth
Would W. E. B. DuBois, the prophetic sociologist, author, and negro activist of the last century, approve of the instantly celebrated race documentary titled “The 13th”? Director Ava DuVernay’s nonfiction film interprets the Constitution’s 13th Amendment, which officially …
The Anti-Police, Anti-Black Bandwagon in Charlotte
On Tuesday, a “suspicious package” forced the evacuation of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The abundance of caution was not unwarranted. Charlotte is recovering from multiple days of anti-police rioting, following the officer-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old black …
The Lasting Damage of the Left’s ‘Favors’ to Blacks
Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor — off the record — what his response to them was. He said, “I …
Mulan vs. the Diversity-Mongers
Let’s get down to business. The casting kerfuffle over Disney’s live-action remake of the 1998 animated hit Mulan brings honor to none. It’s a politically correct tempest in a Chinese teapot.
More than 90,000 angry activists have now signed …
I know it’s early, but my favorite article of the month comes courtesy of CNN. It’s called “math is racist,” and blames inequality in part on big data:
In a new book, “Weapons of Math Destruction,” Cathy O’Neil details all …
The Protected Classes Must Not Hear Harambe Jokes—Or Anything Else ‘Offensive’
I’m a sucker for Harambe jokes.
Given the media’s insanely myopic focus on the sad death of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, the Internet’s hysterical memeing surrounding Harambe appeals to both my absurdist and dark-humor sides (…
In America, You’re Your Own Greatest Oppressor
Though it’s been largely lost in the Colin Kaepernick whirlwind, another ESPN personality is in hot water for his “offensive” comments asserting that “This country is not oppressing black people.” After initially defending himself, he walked back the statement …
Regulations on Background Checks Would Only Hurt Black Workers
The greatest moral claim of the political Left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves.
One of the most recent efforts …
Ace of Spades has been one of my favorite conservative websites for almost a decade now, and even though its Trumpophilic bloggers and readers are dumping all over NR these days, I think the “fissure in the GOP” thing will …
The Balkanization Administration
If there’s one thing that this country needs more of, it’s racial division. That, at least, seems to be the view of the Obama administration.
As Mike Gonzalez of the Heritage Foundation writes in this Issue Brief posted yesterday:
One of the Best Schools for Black Students Was Ruined by Good Intentions
One hundred years ago, on Oct. 2, 1916, a new public high school building for black youngsters was opened in Washington, D.C. and named for black poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Its history is a story inspiring in many ways and appalling …
Black Lives Matter’s Supporters Have to Grapple With This Chart
One of the most frustrating aspects of our so-called “national dialog” on race is the presumption that disparate impact equals racism. In other words, if any negative action falls disproportionately on people of color, then that difference itself is evidence …
Racial Equality: Much Progress Made, Much More Needed
In less than two weeks, on September 24, the newest addition to the Smithsonian museum system will open on the Washington, D.C. mall. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will tell a story that reminds us of …
Reversing Black Unemployment and Poverty Depends on Education
Ordinarily, it is not a good idea to base how you vote on just one issue. But if black lives really matter, as they should matter — like all other lives — then it is hard to see any racial …
Racist Extremism Is Wrong, No Matter Its Color
Let’s ask a rhetorical question. Can you imagine the Washington Post publishing a piece by a prominent white poet, activist, and performer that contains a gem such as “could it be that black folks are#…#completely full of it”? …
At U Mass, Harambe Jokes Now Considered Racist Attacks and ‘Sexual Assault Incidences’
Resident assistants at the University of Massachusetts have warned students “any negative remarks regarding ‘Harambe’ will be seen as a direct attack to our campus’s African American community.”
The strict no-Harambe policy was posted by two of the school’s …
Fake Black Lady Rachel Dolezal Invited to Feature at a Rally for Natural Black Hair
Rachel Dolezal, the white lady who got busted pretending to be a black lady, has somehow managed to get herself invited to be a feature at a rally for natural black hair.
The rally, called the “Naturally Isis Braid-On, Economic …