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Duck Dynasty star: Girls should carry a Bible, cook and marry ‘when they are 15′

Recently uncovered video indicates that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson may have fringe views — other than those on homosexuality and civil rights — that most Americans would find far outside the mainstream. In a controversial interview with GQ that was published online this month, Robertson had compared homosexuality to…

For unemployed black Americans, MLK ‘dream’ unfinished

Fifty years after the “dream” of racial equality invoked by Martin Luther King at the March on Washington, the reality is that African-Americans still suffer the most unemployment. Government statistics show the overall US unemployment rate stood at 7.4 percent in July. But while whites had a jobless rate of…

Study: blacks twice as likely as whites to be executed

A new report, released on Wednesday, shows that African Americans are twice as likely as white to receive death sentences, according to Mother Jones. The report, from University of Maryland criminology professor Ray Paternoster, examined the impact race had on sentencing in 504 cases. The findings are striking. From the…

Gingrich: I will tell NAACP to demand paychecks instead of food stamps

Speaking to a crowd at New Hampshire on Thursday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested that African Americans would rather collect food stamps than find employment. “I will go to the NAACP convention, and tell the African-American community why they should demand paychecks instead of food stamps,” he said, according…

Fear Of A Black ISBN

I’ve been complaining about the rise African-American fiction sections since I worked at a Borders back in 2005. As Carleen Brice points out, there are actually two problems with the sections: the first is that they tend to send a signal to non-black audiences that These Mysterious Books Are Not…

The N-bomb is dropped on black passersby at Prop 8 protests

UPDATE: the openly gay president of People for the American Way, Kathryn Kolbert, has released a statement. It’s below the fold. You could see this coming, and this is what I’m talking about when you ignore the elephant in the room. Rod McCullom of Rod 2.0 blogs reports on the…

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