Posts Tagged ‘racism’

Cuba: Institutionalized racism

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Mary O’Grady writes on a topic ignored by leftist bien-pensants: Institutionalized racism and how “the Cuban military dictatorship, run by a white junta, held and tortured the black political prisoner Eusebio Peñalver for 28 years”:
Mandela’s Message Didn’t Make It to Cuba
In Havana a small white clique rules a majority black nation.

As commenter Maria Werlau points out,

Most of the people jailed in Cuban prisons are Afro-Cubans and they are dying at an alarming rate. Prison conditions are horrifying; the Cuban government does not allow monitoring by the Red Cross and international human rights organizations. See a recent report on deaths and disappearances under Raul Castro’s rule at:
http://cubaarchive.org/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=21&Itemid=95

Eusebio Peñalver was locked up for 28 years, one more than Nelson Mandela.

Obama: Al-Qaeda is racist

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Obama can not bring himself to seeing anything through anything that has nothing to do with race; Jack Tapper reports,
President Obama, White House: Al Qaeda Is Racist

In an interview earlier today with the South African Broadcasting Corporation to air in a few hours, President Obama disparaged al Qaeda and affiliated groups’ willingness to kill Africans in a manner that White House aides say was an argument that the terrorist groups are racist.

Speaking about the Uganda bombings, the president said, “What you’ve seen in some of the statements that have been made by these terrorist organizations is that they do not regard African life as valuable in and of itself. They see it as a potential place where you can carry out ideological battles that kill innocents without regard to long-term consequences for their short-term tactical gains.”

Fer cryin’ out loud: al-Qaeda is a terrorist organization that is intent on killing anyone that does not submit to its fanaticism. As such, the United States embodies everything al-Qaeda stands against: individual freedom, human rights, rule of law. The Commander in Chief can’t get his brain to wrap itself around that notion, so he has to look at it in terms of race?

The rest of Tapper’s article is even more exasperating. Jack quotes a State Department official:

“Additionally, U.S. intelligence has indicated that al Qaeda leadership specifically targets and recruits black Africans to become suicide bombers because they believe that poor economic and social conditions make them more susceptible to recruitment than Arabs,” the official said. “Al Qaeda recruits have said that al Qaeda is racist against black members from West Africa because they are only used in lower level operations.”

The mind reels; if you go by this, you are tempted to ask, would Obama and the State Department official find al-Qaeda more palatable if al-Qaeda had an equal opportunity program?

Jennifer Rubin comments on Obama’s Race Obsession:

Oh, good grief. Al-Qaeda isn’t a racist organization — it’s an organization that kills regardless of race anyone who stands in the way of its Islamo-fascist vision. The notion that it is racist is not only ignorant but also transparently manipulative. Does the administration really think that Africans can only be motivated if they think race is behind the slaughter of their people? And does Obama mean to suggest that al-Qaeda is pro-white? The mind reels.

It is this sort of thing that fills one with dread and raises this question: is there no limit to the lengths Obama will go to avoid spelling out the real motive behind Islamic fundamentalist terror? It’s the Islamic fundamentalism, of course. The Obami, however, would rather make up a counter-factual narrative and introduce a potentially divisive racial theme (don’t we want Europeans to take the war on terror seriously? what about Indonesians?) into the worldwide war against terrorism than be candid with the American people. Despite his worldly credentials, Obama’s foreign policy is strikingly condescending toward the rest of the world. Muslims will get confused and upset if we identify radical Islam as the basis for terrorism! Africans won’t join us unless they think it’s all about race!

I think we need a post-post-racial commander in chief who doesn’t assume that the rest of the world is populated by dolts.

We certainly have enough dolts in office right now.

Related, in a way,
In Obama’s mind, it’s always about him, with a little racism thrown in

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Drama of Obama regarding racism

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Via Juliette‘s YouTube activity by way of Gerard,

Part 1:

Rev. Wayne Perryman spoke about the revised history in our nation, where the truth is politically incorrect and where the race card is played without shame. The president took AF1 to Europe on an apology tour and degraded our great nation and people. Evidently, Obama lacks historical facts about our incredible sacrifice to protect our allies in Europe in both WWI and WWII. He gravitates toward putting our nation down to appease those around the world, perhaps even make them like him.

After all, everything is about Obama, is it not? Why did he use the word “I” 36 times in the State of the Union. When responding to Haiti it was no different, “I, my team” where stressed. As if he has to score points to inflate his ego further.

Back to the Perryman speech. He challenges anyone to refute the facts in this video, which are just a few from his book, “The Drama of Obama Regarding Racism”.

Part 2:

Rev. Wayne Perryman spoke about the revised history in our nation, where the truth is politically incorrect and where the race card is played without shame.

The NYT segregated shopping guide is out

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

… and available on line, too.

White NYT Readers, You May Skip To The Next Page!

This gift guide takes a holiday season celebrated by both Caucasians and people of color, and sets apart a page for gifts meant “by and for” a group of people defined only by the color of their skin.

Or, as Mary Katharine said,

in case you’d like to offend one of your friends or relatives by proclaiming via painfully stereotypical gift idea that the only thing you know about them is their skin color, and you assume that it defines them at the exclusion of all else.

For instance, the “Wise Latina” t-shirt:

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Time to pour some snark on this crap:
Happy (Segreagated) Holidays
NYT offers thoughtful gift guide for the minority in your life
Things White People Like To Buy (For People Of Color)
Where Da White Gifts At?!?, via Ed Driscoll.
New York Times Teaches You How to Buy Separate (but equal) Gifts!
NYT Dreaming of a Colored Christmas