Posts Tagged ‘Racism’

D.C.-Area Twitter Users More Bigoted Than National Average

A group of academics and Humboldt State students have produced a heat map of which U.S. cities use slurs most on Twitter, and there's bad news and good news for Washington. The bad: Washington-area residents send more bigoted tweets per capita than the study's average. The good: Those tweeters are only slightly more bigoted.
Take the [...]

Hail to the _________!

 

For years, the Kansas City Star has had an editorial policy against using the nickname for the NFL team that plays its games in Landover, Md. This weekend, the paper's public editor took on some reader complaints about it. "I remain unconvinced by every argument I've ever heard that the name is not a racial epithet, [...]

Are the Fojol Bros. Racist?

The Fojol Bros. food truck business is, er, in a sous vide bath after the publication of an open letter accusing the Indian/Ethiopian/Thai food purveyors of being "hipster racist," presumably for the "technicolor kitsch" that includes mustaches and turbans and fake ethnic names for the operators of the trucks like "Dingo" and "Ababa Du." In it, [...]

Why Black Kids Get Suspended More: Turn To The Post’s Comments

The Post has a new report up showing that black students in the Washington area are suspended and expelled "two to five times as often" as white students:
Last year, for example, one in seven black students in St. Mary’s County were suspended from school, compared with one in 20 white students. In Alexandria, black students [...]

Cyclist vs. Driver on a “Racially Charged” Commute

Prince of Petworth posts a letter from a cyclist who had an angry encounter with a driver during the morning's commute as he waited in the middle of a lane for a light to turn green:
The driver behind me, in a light-gold newish Cadillac, laid on his horn and waved his hands at me from [...]

Bike Stealing Can Bring Out Racism

Someone has finally discovered post-racial America's deepest darkest secret: It's racist.
Nsenga Burton of The Root notes that the show What Would You Do?—a gimmicky program that runs sociological experiments, Candid Camera-style—discovered this distressing news when it dispatched two fake bike thieves to a predominantly white park. The scenario produced heinous, [...]

Pretty Map Answers Ugly Question

Just how segregated is D.C.? Sure, there's no shortage of think tank reports and concerned white papers that answer that question. But it's one thing to know about segregation in the abstract; it's another to see it depicted visually. Which is precisely what Eric Fischer has done with data from the 2000 Census. Prompted by [...]

Park Police Seek Vandal Allegedly Writing Racist Messages

U.S. Park Police are after a man they believe responsible for multiple acts of racist vandalism. They say Ronald Edward Bost Jr. has been writing racist messages on government property. Most recently, Bost is alleged to have scrawled hate language along the George Washington Parkway. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Police say Bost, [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: What Does Michelle Rhee Know About Dunbar/Fort Hill, and When Did She Know It?

On this anniversary weekend of the Dunbar/Fort Hill debacle, it's about time to call for an investigation of Michelle Rhee for her handling of the racial slur allegations made by Dunbar coach Craig Jefferies a year ago.
DCPS, the agency she lords over, has impeded every attempt to find out what really happened on that Allegany [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: FedExField Still Blows?

The Washington Post runs a Metro story about the fans who spend a day watching practice at Redskins Park. (Lemme quote Allen Iverson: "PRACTICE? We're talking PRACTICE?") One of the fans quoted in the piece is Peter Lalich. Though the story doesn't go into it, Lalich was the Everybody's-All-American kid from Springfield who was headed [...]

Washington Post Nails Gates React Scoop

The Washington Post's Krissah Williams has a great piece based on an interview with Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., following his bogus arrest last week for breaking into his own home. The killer quote in this piece comes when Gates is talking about the large white police officer who entered his home and arrested [...]

Racist Graffiti At The World Bank

In the wake of Wednesday’s Holocaust Museum shooting, this story seems even creepier: The Government Accountability Project says racial slurs were scrawled on the walls of the World Bank’s Legal Affairs offices. 

Cheap Seats Daily: Another Bad Day for Nats, Another ‘Great Day’ for Skins

Sounds like Rob Dibble has already seen enough.
Dibble, the Nationals color commentator, spoke for every fan yesterday. He went off when second baseman Anderson Hernandez jumped out of the way of a fine throw from pitcher Jesus Colome on a routine sacrifice attempt in the eighth inning and the Nats up a run over Philly.
Hernandez's [...]

Is This McCain’s Base?

There are a number of these videos out there. But this may be the scariest. Wow.

Via Huffington Post.

When Someone Shouts the N-Word, Should You Call 911?

At 4 a.m., I woke up to the sounds of a man shouting outside my window. This is not unusual. I live at 16th and Irving Streets NW. There's always somebody shouting, joking, cranking music from their car stereo. The better stuff: sounds of puking.
None of this I particularly mind. Except for this man. He [...]

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