“The grievance in their minds — the animus, the anger — they hate white people, because white people are successful and they’re not,” Pittenger told BBC Newsnight when he was asked about what is driving heated protests in Charlotte.
I missed last Sunday's Post-Gazette, but the fine folks at 2 Political Junkies had a post on Jack Kelly's latest in that paper, and I cannot believe such a rancid opinion piece appeared in a decent-sized paper in the 21st Century. Read, as Kelly lectures to African Americans on how good they have it in the United States. A sample:
Slavery was horrible, but no black American living today has suffered from it. Most are better off than if their ancestors had remained in Africa.
While Kelly has a right to write, say, or think whatever he wants, he doesn't have the right to get paid for his scribblings to appear in a major newspaper. The Post-Gazette cannot in good concious continue to pay this man.
Emotions are running high in Emsworth, where the Holy Family Institute has announced that it will take in up to three dozen child immigrants from Central America who have crossed the U.S. border illegally.
The Catholic nonprofit will house the unaccompanied minors while they wait to be placed with a family member or foster parents. The children will be under the age of 12. Sister Linda Yankoski of Holy Family plans to hold a public forum at 7 p.m. July 29 to address area residents' concerns about the institute's plans.
"A lot of community members are concerned about the disease and drug cartel involvement these children could bring," said Emsworth Mayor Dee Quinn. "The news was quite a shock."
Never mind that most of the "disease" concerns are totally without merit, a phantom created by the right-wing noise machine in order cast these refuges (and that's what they are) as "the other." Luckily, Central America doesn't have Jenny McCarthy and does have universal health care, so their vaccination rates are actually better than ours.
As approved and certified foster parents, I wouldn't be at all surprised if we get a phone call sometime in the future looking to place some of these children with us, and we will welcome them.
“They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton,” Bundy was quoted as saying to a group of supporters last Saturday. “And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
There is outrage in Emsworth after someone posted signs trying to recruit people to join the KKK.
Police say the signs aren’t illegal, so people in the neighborhood are taking some action of their own.
None appeared on my street, even though we're just a block away from Center Ave. The telephone numbers listed on the poster bear area codes for North Carolina and Virginia, but that doesn't rule out a local being responsible. I've lived here in the same house for over 18 years, I know all the neighbors well, and I'm not aware of anyone with racist attitudes. If I see any of these odious posters pop up, I'll be tearing them down.