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Stand Your Ground: Zimmerman’s defense

March 30, 2012 By: Keiron Jackman Category: Current Events, Headlines, Law, legal, Social/Business Issues

George ZimmermanThe surveillance video that was recently released by the Sanford Police Department showing Zimmerman in handcuffs without visible blood on his shirt, face, nose or head has caused most objective observers of this controversy to begin to doubt Zimmerman. In fact the video reveals no visible injury to his person. Yet this is not the issue and Zimmerman, even with the release of this video, still has a strong defense. (more…)

Newt Tells the Truth About Food Stamps

January 23, 2012 By: Keiron Jackman Category: Campaign 2012, Politics, Social/Business Issues

Former Speaker of the House (AP)

Many of Newt’s critics including the respectable Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) are concerned that Newt’s statements concerning President Obama and food stamps are a part of the “Southern Strategy,” and a play on racial undertones reminiscent of the Black Ghetto Queen. If these connotations were true, it would imply the former Speaker is actually saying that he will bring back jobs to Blacks. Considering the disparately high unemployment rate amongst Blacks, why is this not a good thing? It is a fact that Blacks are disproportionally affected by the 2008 economic collapse more than any other racial group. According to the recent December 2011 job report, Black unemployment is approximately 15.8%, compared to 7% for Whites and 11% for Hispanics. Thus far, Newt seems to be the only Republican candidate that has made it a point to address joblessness within the Black community. Why unemployment is significantly higher for Blacks is a different discussion for another post, but whatever the theory it is a subject that needs much attention. (more…)

GOP’s political strategy mirrors blackface theatrics

August 02, 2010 By: Keiron Jackman Category: Headlines, Politics, Social/Business Issues

Political Columnist
APLEblog

RNC Chairman Michael Steele has been doing a lot more for the GOP than they have been doing for him. He provides cover for the GOP’s racially tinged political strategy by distinction. Steele is an African American in the highest position the GOP has to offer; he is the face of the Republican Party, despite the fact a substantial part of the body [base] is lily white. Steele’s chairmanship allows the GOP to take a preemptive, more adverse stance than would be normal against a wartime president bogged down by an economic crisis, even granting the GOP a pass to flirt with the likes of the Tea Party and Birthers without the stain of being called a party of bigots. How can they? The head of the RNC is black.

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The Conservative Strategy: Obama is a racist!

July 22, 2010 By: Keiron Jackman Category: Headlines, Politics, Social/Business Issues

Political Columnist
ALPEBLOG

Ever since Mr. Obama emerged as the presumed Democratic nominee for President of the United States, the far-right has moved to derail Mr. Obama by purporting he harbors prejudicial, almost racist, feelings towards whites. And it does not stop there. The far-right goes even further to purport Obama associates with individuals who harbor those same feelings against whites, and disguises his disdain for whites by surrounding himself with whites who suffer from “white guilt.” This is the far-right’s agenda and they take no prisoners.
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