Posts Tagged "Racism"

policymic:

Cleveland baseball fans stand against racism by #DeChiefing their gear

In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.

But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.

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Martin Luther King’s telegram (“I shudder”) to Pres Kennedy after Birmingham church murders 50 yrs ago today. 

(@BeschlossDC)

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes — along with Gawker’s Cord Jefferson — hilariously mock Bill O’Reilly and his ilk with this satirical report about the prevalence of criminal white culture and “white-on-white” violence. 

kohenari:

When Marc Anthony sang “God Bless America” at last night’s MLB All-Star Game, racists were understandably outraged since baseball is America’s national pastime and Anthony is clearly not American.

I mean, just look at the guy!

Anyhow, these two guys win the award for Most Idiotic Tweets I’ve Seen Today. When presented with the fact that Anthony is, in fact, American, they continue to insist that there’s some sort of problem, honestly convinced that it’s impossible for someone to be Latino and American at the same time. After all, he’s clearly not white and doesn’t look like he could possibly be from New York.

Stupid facts. Always trying to get in the way of people’s racism.

shortformblog:

MLB’s new media coordinator compared an Muslim NFL rookie to a murder suspect, just because he’s of Palestinian heritage

In what might be one of the more ugh-worthy stories of the week, Jonathan Mael, an employee of Major League Baseball in charge of the league’s new media program, compared Oday Aboushi, a recently-drafted New York Jets player whose parents are Palestinian and who is a Muslim, to Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots tight end who was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd. (It’s only one in a series of controversial racially-tinged attacks on Aboushi, the recent subject of an attack piece on Freedom Center, a site owned by noted anti-Muslim critic David Horowitz.) When Mael’s tweet was noticed by the public, a number of critics spoke up, notably at The Nation, The Electronic Intifada and The Daily Beast. Mael is a former intern for AIPAC, a lobbying group that supports pro-Israel policies; he apologized for his comment a short while ago, but it’s unclear if he will face further discipline.

“I am sorry that your government hates you. We saw what happened in Katrina. I’m sorry that your government hates you.”

Melissa Harris-Perry recounts how, on a 2009 visit to Africa, a South African, who had lived under Apartheid, expressed pity for her, a black American from a recently Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans [ x ] (via odinsblog)

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"He’s shaded awfully. I think the shading is rather dramatic on the side of his face. … It just seems patently obvious what they’re doing." - Joe Scarborough: NRA used ‘shaded’ Obama picture - Politico

"He’s shaded awfully. I think the shading is rather dramatic on the side of his face. … It just seems patently obvious what they’re doing." - Joe Scarborough: NRA used ‘shaded’ Obama picture - Politico