CNN: David Anderson: Whites, the emerging minority

(CNN) — While on a television program several years ago, I recounted a story about moving with my family into a new home in the suburbs of Washington.   As a black family, we were welcomed to the neighborhood with a…

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The Detroit News: U.S. court: Michigan Legislature ‘ignores’ constitution in fast-tracking bills

I suppose this is another example of the ‘left wing media’…   A story with as far-reaching implications as this, occurred 4 days ago, and was scarcely covered by major news outlets.

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The Atlantic Wire: Dashiell Bennett : Paula Deen’s Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Was Thrown Out

The racial discrimination lawsuit that tarnished the career of Paula Deen has been thrown out of court, because the judge says that the woman who was suing the famous chef had no right to make her claim. Lisa Jackson, a former employee of Deen’s restaurant…

Read more: Cumulus planning to drop Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity

In a major shakeup for the radio industry, Cumulus Media, the second-biggest broadcaster in the country, is planning to drop both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from its stations at the end of the year, an industry source told POLITICO…

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Washington Post: Richard Cohen: Racism vs. reality

My first notion upon reading this column, was to never post articles from WaPo again.  However they are about as irresponsible when it comes to issues of race, as many other so-called ‘news outlets’.  Whether its denying the existence of racism, or totally exploiting current events that occur within racial context, the news media shares more that its share of blame.   Instead, I decided to post the column as one of many examples of the sort of racial bias and stereotyping that is the  gasoline that fuels racial division in America.  While Mr. Cohen selectively quotes New York City ‘stop & frisk’ statistics, he completely omits the fact only 1 in 10 of those stops results in anything but the public humiliation of young minority men.

Read the story: How Helen Thomas Changed the White House Press Corps for the Better

It’s a shame so few ‘journalists’ speak truth to power and ask tough questions anymore.  So many are more concerned with ratings that truth.  Helen Thomas was the quintessential journalist, always prodding, always outspoken, always demanding answers.  Rest in peace, Helen Thomas.

Read the story: Roxanne Jones: Zimmerman trial is about race

(CNN) — We have all been duped in the Trayvon Martin case. Bamboozled.   This case was never “open and shut” as Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump insisted in a news conference at the start of the trial. I doubted it was …

Read more: James C. Moore: Paula Deen’s words echo South’s racist past

What does Paula Deen’s saga and the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Voting Rights Act have in common?   If Paula ever returns from her ‘apology tour’, and her corporate sponsors ever cease mindlessly distancing themselves from her, then she, they, and maybe Justice John Roberts, et al, should take a moment to read this.

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