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Race Stats for Protesters Finally Come Out, Destroy Leftist Narrative


Reported By C. Douglas Golden | Published June 27, 2020 at 11:39am

The headline of the news release from the Pew Research Center was a master class in trying to make the headline fit the prevailing narrative: “Recent protest attendees are more racially and ethnically diverse, younger than Americans overall.”

“Large-scale protests and rallies for racial equality have captured public attention and amplified calls for policy reforms in recent weeks,” the Wednesday article began.

“Some 6% of U.S. adults say they have attended a protest or rally that focused on issues related to race or racial equality in the last month, and those who have are more likely to be nonwhite and younger than Americans overall, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. They are also more likely to live in an urban area and to identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party.”

Let’s say you stopped reading there. What would be your takeaways on the reading comprehension tests? a) Lots of people attended these protests. b) Those people skewed nonwhite. c) They tended to be urban and Democratic in nature.

You’d only get a high-D, however — 67 percent right.

As for what you got correct: a) Yes, 6 percent is a high number. c) The crowds were urban and tended to vote for Democrats.

As for b) — well, let’s talk about that.

The Pew Research Center’s survey of protest-goers is heavily dependent on what you’re willing to consider “more likely to be nonwhite and younger than Americans overall.”

Younger? Yes, definitely. “About four-in-ten (41%) of those who say they recently attended a protest focused on race are younger than 30; among all U.S. adults, 19% are in this age group,” Pew said.

“In turn, those ages 50 and older are underrepresented among the protesters, while those ages 30 to 49 represent a similar share of those who have attended a protest as they do of the adult population overall.”

The problem comes out when you look at how many people who attended protests that were supposed to be about black people achieving racial justice were actually black.

“Black Americans account for 17% of those who say they attended a protest focused on race or racial equality in the last month, compared with their 11% share of all adults in the survey,” the news release said.

“Hispanic Americans account for 22% of recent protest attendees, versus 15% of all adults. The difference is less pronounced but still statistically significant when it comes to the share of protesters who are Asian (8% vs. 5% of the adults surveyed). While 64% of U.S. adults are white, just 46% of those who said they attended a protest focused on race in the last month are white.”

The results came from a web survey managed by Ipsos of 9,654 respondents between June 4 and June 10. The margin of error was 1.6 percentage points. So, the difference between the share of adult black respondents and the percentage of black individuals in attendance at the protests in which the Black Lives Matter movement played a large part and which were perceived to be about black Americans standing up for their rights was just 6 percentage points.

The vast majority of people who were protesting for racial equality, in other words, weren’t black.

This wasn’t at all like the skew of Democrats-to-Republicans.

“When it comes to political party affiliation, about eight-in-ten (79%) of those who say they participated in a protest or rally focused on race or racial equality in the last month identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, while just 17% say they are Republican or Republican-leaning,” the news release said.

Meanwhile, 51 percent of all adult respondents in the survey said they were Democrats or leaned Democrat, compared to the 44 percent who were Republican or leaned Republican.” And yet, both Democrats and Republicans expressed outrage at the death of George Floyd.

I suppose part of the difference could be explained by the fact that the average Republican probably isn’t going to show up to a protest with a “Trump Supporters 4 Justice” sign, but the reality is that this is about something significantly different than requesting justice for Floyd.

This is nothing short of Democrats and the media using black pain as a prop for themselves.

While many black Americans may be frustrated with their treatment by law enforcement, that’s largely not who was protesting. The demonstrators, according to this survey, were within 5 percentage points of being majority white. But that’s not what the narrative was — and that’s likely not what the narrative will remain.

Facts and narrative, however, are two very separate things, no matter how hard the Pew Research Center wants to make them fit.

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School Principal Gets the Boot Because She Was Critical of BLM Pressures in a Facebook Post


Reported By Ryan Foley | Published June 22, 2020 at 9:02am

Tiffany Riley, the principal of Windsor High School in Windsor, Vermont, faced the wrath of the PC police after failing to fully and unequivocally endorse Black Lives Matter in a Facebook post earlier this month. The backlash was so severe that she ended up losing her job.

According to the Valley News, Riley’s post June 10 made it clear that she believes that “black lives matter,” but she added a caveat that caught the ire of the leftist mob: “I DO NOT agree with coercive measures taken to get this point across; some of which are falsified in an attempt to prove a point.”

“I do not think that people should be made to feel they have to choose black race over human race,” Riley wrote, adding: “While I understand the urgency to feel compelled to advocate for black lives, what about our law enforcement?”

She also declared that “just because I don’t walk around with a BLM sign should not mean I’m a racist.”

Sadly, according to many in Windsor, including the school board, her failure to “walk around with a BLM sign” does make her a racist.

The Mount Ascutney School Board, “uniformly appalled” by her words, voted unanimously to place Riley on paid leave June 14.


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The school board says the post does not reflect the values of the district.

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The district’s superintendent, David Becker, said the district will work to put together a “mutually agreed upon severance package” with Riley and justified the decision to let her go by saying, “It’s clear that the community has lost faith in her ability to lead.”

Ridiculously, Becker said he thought Riley’s Facebook page was hacked and indicated that he fully agreed with the criticism that her post was “racist.”

“I felt like a post like that, with those kinds of racial overtones and what I define as pretty much outright racist in my values system, she would have never posted that,” he said.

The fact that Riley’s community would take such umbrage at her comments should not come as a surprise. Windsor County supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 2-1 ratio in 2016, and the state as a whole keeps electing democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders.

In an era when American education has become just another arm of the left, Riley’s circumstances are hardly unique. Eric Thompson, a professor who taught at Moreno Valley College in California, was dismissed from his position after daring to sympathize with traditional viewpoints on marriage, gender and sexuality.

In addition to causing professors to lose their jobs, holding conservative positions can also have consequences for students who hold prominent positions on campus. Earlier this month, the president of the Florida State University Student Senate was removed from his post after daring to criticize Black Lives Matter and other liberal organizations deemed heroic by the radical left.

Despite the fact that Riley went out of her way to empathize with the point of view of her opponents and offered analysis consistent with the views of many Americans, she lost her job. What happened to Riley could have a chilling effect that will cause many people to think twice about posting anything critical of Black Lives Matter — a leftist movement dressed up as opposition to racism.

That’s the whole goal.

With Riley’s firing, diversity of opinion in education continues to shrink. According to a 2016 study from Econ Journal Watch, liberal professors outnumber their conservative counterparts by a ratio of 11.5-1 in the departments of economics, history, journalism, law and psychology at “40 leading U.S. universities.”

This liberal uniformity extends into K-12 education, with research conducted by Verdant Labs finding that “there are 97 Democrats for every three Republicans” teaching English and “87 Democrats for every 13 Republicans” among math and science teachers.

Riley’s situation is saddening but not surprising. Hopefully, what happened to her will launch a renewed movement to ensure freedom of speech in education for teachers and students alike, from kindergarten through college.

Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager’s documentary “No Safe Spaces” is definitely a good start.

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Good Grief: Now Even ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ Is Racist


Reported By Malachi Bailey | November 23, 2018 at 1:40pm

It wouldn’t be a holiday in 2018 if liberals weren’t offended by something. This time, liberals were outraged over “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” which is apparently now being deemed racist.

On Wednesday, ABC aired the classic animated Peanuts special “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” which sparked the outrage. The animated special includes a heartwarming scene in which Linus leads a prayer as the head of the table. Franklin, the only black character in the special, was seated in a comfortable chair on one side of the table by himself while other characters sat on the opposite side.

Since Franklin was sitting on one side of the table by himself, some Twitter users were quick to call racism.

“How come Franklin, Charlie Brown’s only black friend, sits alone on the other side of the table? And in a lawn chair,” one user tweeted.

Another user claimed he would stop watching the annual special until they edit in more characters on Franklin’s side of the table.

One Twitter user even compared the Peanuts special to the horror movie “Get Out.”

However, misinformed Twitter users failed to realize that the character’s creator, Charles M. Schulz, added Franklin to the cast as a show against racism. After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, a teacher asked Schulz to include a black character to help influence attitudes on race.

As a result of Schulz’s correspondence with the teacher, Franklin was introduced in the summer of 1968, which was a bold stand against racism at the time. Considering the history of Franklin, it’s doubtful that there were any racist intentions in the Thanksgiving special. If anything, the seating was made to point out racial division instead of trying to exacerbate it.

It seems this was just another case of liberals being outraged for the sake of it.

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from the Midwest with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.

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Dallas shootings are a prime example that Obama’s policies and his rhetoric are dividing America. Race relations are worse off today than when he took office.

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‘Done Nothing But Drive Us Apart’: Former Radical Black Panther Gets Candid On Obama, Race Relations


waving flagReported by Ginni Thomas Contributor 04/02/2016

Clarence Mason Weaver was once so filled with hatred towards white people in America, that he broke up with a girlfriend who had a white dog, the now-conservative told The Daily Caller News Foundation in this exclusive video interview.

A formerly hate-filled, Berkeley Black Panther liberal, Weaver is a black conservative who now holds strong views on Black Lives Matter, the first black president and how America can heal its racial divide.

From humble beginnings, Weaver served his country in Vietnam working as a pipe fitter in the Navy. It was an incident on August 11, 1971 that changed his life forever: A white racist tried to kill him just because of his skin color.

Retelling a riveting transformational story, Weaver explains how even in the midst of running with radical U.S. haters, he realized “he loved America” and only wanted a chance to compete fairly in the country.

Today, when asked what he thinks of the emergence of Black Lives Matter, he passionately says “it really means black lies matter.” He explains that this group believes in white superiority since they demand white society give them concessions out of guilt. Mason says, “What happened to you white folks? Where are the Vikings? You guys are cowards!”

As to his views on the first black president, Weaver continues his bold, unique tirade with “Barack Obama hates America.”

“His job is to divide by differences and manage our differences,” he says. “He has done nothing but drive us apart. [He] hates America.” Weaver then adds, “It doesn’t matter what color the pimp, the drug dealer, the con artist is.”The Great Divider

In this 31-minute video interview, Weaver explains that God helped him realize that “anger was much heavier than a ton and a half of steel,” which altered his physical and emotional life in 1971. 

“What would happen in black America if we forgave, real or imagined, the wrongs that we have?” he asks. “As a Swahili-speaking, black history-studying, militant, Black Panther-hanging out man. As a black man, wearing my dashiki and my black beret,” he notes. “What would happen is healing, progress and success with family reunification.”

Since he left liberalism and became so vocal, Weaver has been called all the epithets that black conservatives incur. Weaver explains why black conservatives are so maligned and hated by those he says are “running today’s plantations” with destructive liberal policies. Liberalism, he says, “destroys people, like a drug dealer, a pimp who manages you and wants to keep you down. Liberalism is slavery, always has been and always will be.”Picture4

As for how to change other people’s minds, he warns, “some have a vested interest in staying stupid.” Those who won’t hear or listen “have the right to be stupid.”Leftist monster race

For more on Clarence Mason Weaver check out his bookswebsite and video commentaries. Follow him on Twitter @masonweaver.

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Obama Hosts a Meeting of Race Hustlers


Posted by Michael BeckerDecember 1, 2014

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We know, you’re shocked.  We were certainly shocked.  President Obama, the same guy who said, “If I had a son, he’d be a gangsta wannabe punk just like Trayvon…” is holding not one, not two, but three meetings today in Washington about Ferguson and the state of race relations in the US.  He’s doing that at the same time prominent members of the race hustler black community are threatening “more Fergusons.”com 08

According to the White House schedule, the first afternoon meeting will be a talk with members of Obama’s Cabinet “to discuss federal programs and funding that provide equipment to the state and local enforcement agencies.” Vice President Joe Biden will also be in attendance.

Obama is then scheduled to meet with local and national civil rights leaders.Sharpton Jackson 01

The third session will take place among elected officials, law enforcement officials and community and faith leaders “to discuss how communities and law enforcement can work together to build trust to strengthen neighborhoods across the country.”

Federal programs and funding.  Let’s see.  We’ve already spent $22 trillion on the “War on Poverty” and poverty is at the same level today it was when Democrats and a group of stupid Republicans decided the federal government could eliminate poverty.  “Midnight basketball for all!!” perhaps?

So far the federal government has destroyed the black family, consigned generations of young black men to grow up in “single parent homes” without fathers, and is shocked when those young black men – and little kids these days – turn to street gangs for role models.  We would suggest cutting off welfare, remove the incentive to have children out-of-wedlock and work to eliminate “single parent homes,” because a “single parent home” is not a “home” it’s just a “crib.”  Somehow I doubt that the guy who will leave office leaving American taxpayers (a dying breed) $20 trillion in debt is going to care about our opinion.

We love the single line treatment for the second meeting, “Obama is then scheduled to meet with local and national civil rights leaders.”satisfied people

He’s not meeting with “civil rights leaders” he’s meeting with a room full of race hustlers whose lifestyles depend on events like Ferguson and a compliant media willing to allow them to make up their own set of facts.  Frankly, if you want to improve race relations in the US, the President should arrest them on charges of domestic terrorism and ship them to Syria to work on the racial and religious problems in the Muslim world.  They would fit right in.Pro Race Baiters

And last but not least, he’s going to get the cops and robbers together to make peace.  Probably over a beer.

How about we start with the admission that Trayvon Martin was a gangsta wannabe punk who was in the process of murdering George Zimmerman when Zimmerman, in self-defense, shot and killed him.  Like the jury ruled.  It’s called due process and the rule of law.

After that, we could all agree that the gentle giant, Michael Brown, attacked a police officer after robbing a store and assaulting the owner.  He tried to take the officer’s gun and when he couldn’t get it he ran.  When the officer gave chase Brown turned on him and charged him and officer Wilson, defending himself from a man twice his size, shot and killed him.  There were seven black witnesses who corroborated that account, as did the physical evidence.  A mixed race grand jury found no reason to indict Wilson.  Again, due process and the rule of law.

Here’s the problem with race relations.  Charles Ogletree on Meet the Press.

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Ogletree wants his own set of facts.  Trayvon was murdered, Michael Brown was murdered.  White cops, and white people in general are responsible for dead black kids.  Ogletree, and the race hustling community in general, will not address the fact that over the last 10 years the ratio of blacks killed by other blacks outnumbers the blacks killed by cops by 50 to 1. 

That’s a consistent ratio across the nation.  But God forbid we talk about that.

Maybe President Obama will bring that up today, we’re sure some midnight basketball will fix the problem.

 

 

 

 

 

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