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Race Issues Archives

Was Michael Brown murdered?

I’ve got, not just a quote, but a bunch of quotes from a public figures on the subject of immigration. Read them, and you might think this is some xenophobe. Think again.

Five years ago, white police officer Darren Wilson shot black teen Michael Brown. Wilson was cleared of all charges, but some Democratic presidential candidates remembered the anniversary of that shooting by smearing the cop. Wonderful.

Mentioned links:

Dalai Lama warns that the whole of Europe could become ‘Muslim or African’ if migrants are not returned to their home countries

Time to retire Ferguson narrative

LG smart refrigerator used for tweeting by teen whose mom banned electronics

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Let’s be consistent

Are we practicing consistency with our principles? Do they apply them equally to everyone, even those in our “tribe”? In this episode, I’ll show 3 examples of where this isn’t being done on the Left.

Do you have examples of where this is not being done on the Right? Add a comment here or look in the sidebar for way to let me know via email, phone, or on social media.

Mentioned links:

#MeToo Comes For Martin Luther King

Investigation into Ralph Northam’s racist yearbook photo deemed inconclusive

Poorest Americans Are Benefiting Most From Strong Economy

Cat Declawing Ban Is Passed by N.Y. Lawmakers

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“Uplanned” opening eyes

The movie “Unplanned” is doing quite well across the country, given its limited release. It is bringing the truth of the abortion industry to everyone, including many Planned Parenthood employees. It’s truly eye-opening and I recommend this exposé to anyone interested in the truth about abortion.

This episode I’ve got a new segment, “Letters from Auntie M”. It’s being voiced by a friend of mine from the Shire Network News days, the pseudonymous “Tom Paine”. For this segment, Auntie M talks about anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party.

Mentioned links:

“Unplanned”

False: “Abortion is Only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s Services”

The Center for Medical Progress

Abortion clinic workers respond to ‘Unplanned’ movie — and they want out of the industry

Hillary Clinton Sends 30,000 Emails On Mission To Investigate Black Hole [satire]

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Will we learn the lesson *this* time?

The Jussie Smollett attack story has been shown to be something…well, less than accurate. But that didn’t stop the pundits and politicians from making broad pronouncements about the state of the country, and Republicans in general, as soon as the accusations were made. It exposed (again) how much the media really wants this narrative to be true.

And Lara Logan, formerly of CBS News, agrees that the media doesn’t just vote Left; it skews its reports left. Guess we won’t be seeing here on a network anytime soon.

And denizens of New York City restaurants are shocked that prices are going up…after a minimum wage hike. Is anyone paying attention there?

Mentioned links:

Yes, Jussie Smollett Lied

Stars Call for Justice as Jussie Smollett Recovers From Homophobic, Racist Attack

Hate-Crime Hoaxes Reflect America’s Sickness

Ex-CBS Star Lara Logan Calls Media ‘Mostly Liberal’ in Scorched Earth Interview: I’m Committing ‘Professional Suicide’

Former CBS Star Lara Logan Goes NUCLEAR on ‘Horsesh**’ ‘Propagandist’ Press

Full Lara Logan video 3 hours, 40 minutes. Media bias discussion starts at 2 hours, 16 minutes. [Language warning]

Some New Yorkers aren’t happy that $15 minimum wage has increased food prices

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Beware the 1-sided story

What were the lessons we should all take from the coverage of the Covington High School teens and Native American Nathan Phillips? Have we actually learned them? Will this change how news is reported?

And I have a “Name That Quote” segment again. It’s been gone for a while, but it’s back! For this quote, you may want to prepare yourself if it surprises you as much as it did me.

Mentioned links:

Good, Bad & Ugly: How the Media Covered False Smear of Covington Kids

Networks Spend 19X More Time Smearing Pro-Life Teens Than Reporting on March for Life

APOLOGIES ROLL IN FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL PROTESTERS AS FULLER PICTURE OF EVENTS EMERGES

How We Destroy Lives Today

NBC: The Covington boys should apologize because they wore MAGA hats

PAMELA ANDERSON SAYS ‘WE’VE LOST MANY GOOD MEN’ TO ‘PORN AND PLAYSTATION’

Instapundit quote, 1/22/19

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Episode 207: Bell’s Crusade

Who is Bell?

This is a story about Bell and how she made a difference in this world. She had a rough start, and she had a temper, but she directed that energy into fighting against discrimination and injustice. But who is she? Has she done something extraordinary that you might have heard about?

If anyone tries to tell you – whenever, wherever, and whoever you are – that you can’t make a difference because of the time you live in, the place you live in, or the hurdles you have to get over because of who you are, just consider this.

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Is offense the chief concern?

Starting with the 2019 baseball season, the Cleveland Indians will get rid of their logo, named Chief Wahoo. They did it because critics considered it culturally offensive.

But what of those critics? I have no problem with the team deciding to change the logo, for whatever their reasons. It’s their team to do with as they wish, and if they decide to change based on being sensitive to pressure from outside, that’s fine. But I just wonder about whether those outside critics are representative of those they supposedly represent.

Mentioned links:

Christian Daily Reporter

Cleveland Indians will abandon Chief Wahoo logo next year

Poll: Native Americans’ attitudes toward the Washington Redskins team name

I’m dropping my protest of Washington’s football team name

‘Redskins’ question in 2004 Annenberg study cited anew in controversy

Episode 143: UK NHS SOS, and the Washington Redskins (Non-)Controversy [Consider This podcast]

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It’s episode 200!

It’s here; episode 200! And what an extravaganza it is.

I have an interview with D. J. McGuire. He’s a co-host of The More Perfect Union podcast, one of my favorites. I wanted to speak with D. J. because he has moved from being a conservative Republican to a conservative Democrat. Contradiction in terms, you say? It didn’t used to be. When I moved to Georgia, Sam Nunn was one such animal. In today’s political climate, however, it’s certainly an endangered specie. I talked with him about his conservative bona fides, why he switched, whether his views have changed, and what would cause him to switch back. It’s a fascinating discussion.

And I have feedback from 5 listeners, including a voice mail. (See, it really does work!) I’ll be answering their questions as part of this episode.

So thanks for joining me for the longest episode ever (over 56 minutes!) of one of the shortest political podcasts out there. I hope it gets you to consider this.

Mentioned links:

The Conservative Zone

Black Lives Matter: 28% of Abortions Done on Black Babies But Blacks Just 12% of Population

Birthright citizenship in the United States [Wikipedia]

Podcasts mentioned:

The More Perfect Union Podcast

The Ben Shapiro Show

Challenging Opinions

GetReligion

Observations

The Ricochet Podcast

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (including “Let My People Think”)

BreakPoint

Radio Free Acton

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Episode 193: What Are You Thinking, Really?

Covert racism

I’ve been noticing a particular debate tactic lately that, once used, allows the user to claim victory based on nothing other than their claim.

A friend of mine insists that racism hasn’t gotten any better than it was decades ago. The fact that a black man was President of the United States for 2 terms doesn’t change that. The fact that Jim Crow laws don’t exist anymore doesn’t change that. What he insists is true is that most racism these days is hidden or covert, as opposed to seen, obvious, and overt.

If you express doubt as to whether this is true, he will tell you that you are part of the problem since you obviously don’t truly see or understand the problem. So either you believe that there is covert racism, or you harbor covert racism, even if you don’t realize you harbor it. You either recognize the problem, or you are the problem. But here’s the thing; his position is unfalsifiable. You can’t prove him wrong. No matter what you say, you reinforce his belief.

This is a logical fallacy, and I explore other examples of this.

Mentioned links:

Logical Fallacies

Politico’s tone-deaf, unhelpful cartoon about conservatives being rescued from Harvey by the government

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The Nazis are restless.

I’ve got 3 topics to discuss this week, one of which was suggested by a listener. (Yes, you can influence the topics covered!)

The violent extremes on both sides need to be condemned. But one side is more consistently doing that.

There’s a country out there taking the lead in the eradication of Downs Syndrome. It sounds like a medical breakthrough! But dig a little deeper, and it’s not that what you think it is.

A study came out regarding the transgendered in the military. The problem was, it studied the effects of a policy that no one is proposing. Well, at least they’re wasting their own money.

Mentioned links:

Charlottesville: far-right crowd with torches encircles counter-protest group

Driver Who Plowed Into Charlottesville Protester Is Nazi Supporter

Republicans — and Democrats — call for Trump to denounce white supremacists after Charlottesville death

“What kind of society do you want to live in?”: Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing

Study: Transgender troops ban could cost $960M

Transgender U.S. soldier felt “fired” by Trump’s tweet

Trump Announces Ban on Transgender Military Service

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