Posts Tagged ‘ racism ’

Gary Younge Hails The Promised Dawning Of The Socialist Utopia!

August 17, 2014 3 Comments
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… the possibility that America’s third largest city might elect a union leader over an establishment Democrat marks a broader national shift towards progressive city politics. Across the country, from New York to Seattle and Boston to Pittsburgh, municipal authorities are swinging left. Hurrah! Onwards, comrades, to our glorious victory! But what could be the reason for this dropping of scales from eyes, so all can see the Glorious Shining…

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In Which Kanye West Finally Jumps A Megalodon-Sized Shark…

August 11, 2014 10 Comments
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…and takes the ‘racism’ industry along for the ride: Kanye West has compared the pressures of celebrity life to the US civil rights struggle of the 1960s. Leaked excerpts from West’s sworn deposition for his paparazzi assault trial saw him claiming he and other stars need to band together in the face of press persecution. “[Celebrities], as a group of minorities here in LA … have to band together to…

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Because It’s Public Transport, Courteney…

July 14, 2014 Comments Off
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Courteney Hocking finds irritable people on public transport baffling (as well as a handy tool to bash her country, of course): Like a bad spin off of Australia’s Funniest Home Videos or a new, viral social media campaign to ward off asylum seekers, crowd-filmed videos of racists on trains across the country just keep popping up. What..? Is it even into double figures yet? When the train abuser was confronted…

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Rentseeking? In The ‘Guardian’? You Shock Me…

July 8, 2014 8 Comments
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Hugh Muir is unhappy: It is a question bedevilling every liberal democracy. People must be free to think as they choose, but how to police hate? Simple, you police the expression of it. Which is what we do. Next! Consider the latest plan for policing hate in Merseyside. Staff in ethnic minority shops, notably Chinese and Indian takeaway restaurants who have been targeted by racists, will be kitted out with…

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One in a million

May 11, 2014 8 Comments
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Language and mores change over the years and what was acceptable in the past is no longer acceptable now. That’s not to say that the likes of the current round of sex cases from forty years ago being dredged up by the police are innocent, but, at the time it was an accepted attitude for the ‘glitterati’ to behave with their adoring fans. Being basically mobbed by fans and taking…

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How Does Deborah Douglas Get Away With This..?

December 10, 2013 2 Comments
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…and in the pages of CiF too! Tiana Parker, 8, was asked by ill-informed, unevolved black administrators in August to conform to her charter school’s grooming policy by cutting off her well-groomed dreadlocks or be kicked out – causing her to go home and cry. To answer the quest as to why she hasn’t been hounded off the pulpit for this, well, you only need to look at her profile…

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Diversity Courses For Dummies Doggies!

October 23, 2013 2 Comments
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A new report focusing on the Canine Special Detail of the LA Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has uncovered a vast increase in the number of minority individuals bitten by police dogs since 2004. And in the first six months of this year, every single victim of a bite by a LASD dog was African-American or Latino. Oh oh! Wait, wasn’t there a film about that? But I digress. Who is raising…

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‘Increased Legislation’ Isn’t The Answer…

July 28, 2013 8 Comments
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…in fact, it’s what got you into this mess in the first place: Councillors have called for increased legislation to deal with travellers after a leisure centre in Kinson closed early yesterday because of safety concerns. Pelhams Park Leisure Centre closed four hours early because of “unacceptable behaviour” from travellers towards employees and customers and Dorset Police attended the incident. Yet managed not to arrest anyone. Fancy that! Councillor Dennis…

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Not The Usual Sort Of ‘Extremists’..?

July 10, 2013 3 Comments
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Police are investigating an attack on a political leader and journalist connected with the Bangladesh ruling party who was beaten up in a street attack in London’s East End after being targeted by extremists. Ah. The usual suspects? Political and community leaders later called at the Stepney offices of Portrika, the Bangla language newspaper that Sarwar writes for, including London Assembly member John Biggs and Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman…

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In Which The Progressives Do Another 180…

April 13, 2013 5 Comments
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Archie Bland, deputy editor of the ‘Indy’ on the Paris Brown affair: … no one had thought to check on the hapless girl’s Twitter account, but the Mail on Sunday did, had a look through it, and alighted upon a “torrent of foul-mouthed rants” from which it constructed a front page. And now Paris Brown has had to resign. Some of the tweets are awful. Then again, this is the…

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‘Blue On Blue’ Is Great Fun, Yes…

February 8, 2013 5 Comments
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…until you realise you’re the one getting stuck with the bill: A 14-year race discrimination court battle has cost the taxpayer almost a million pounds. Equality campaigner Natasha Sivanandan won £420,000 in compensation after a council-funded anti-racism group turned her down for a job. A job..? In what department, I wonder? The row began in June 1999 when 58-year-old Ms Sivanandan, from Wood Green, north London, applied for a job as a…

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You Must Respect Us As You Hand Us Your Money!

October 24, 2012 11 Comments
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So sayeth Magatte Wade, who decides to use the pages of CiF to heap scorn on those who do claim to do good works. Not because the money gets diverted and subverted, but because she loathes the attitude with which it’s given by ‘those from privilege’: Last Saturday I spoke at the Harvard Women in Business Conference, an annual event that I love. And not a hotbed of privilege? Later,…

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Is Mo Farah The Answer? If So, What’s The Question?

September 13, 2012 7 Comments
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For Somalis in Britain, the answer at least seems to be ‘Yes’: Teachers and community workers hope they’ll be able to harness that enthusiasm and confidence in their efforts to address the long-standing problem of Somali pupils’ underachievement. The Department for Education’s statistics on attainment aren’t broken down into ethnic groups beyond broad categories like “Black African”, so there is no national data on how Somali pupils are faring.But in…

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Don’t Go Elephant Hunting With Michael Mansfield…

September 1, 2012 10 Comments
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…he can’t seem to hit one even when it’s in the room with him: The UK is one of the few major nations not to have a national forensic science institute and, in the wake of government market-based policy, no longer has a national forensic science service. The main repercussion of these deficiencies is fragmentation and creeping deregulation. Unless standards are unified, certified and monitored, unprofessional practices arise as do…

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I Thought ‘Music Hath Charms To Soothe The Savage Breast’..?

March 17, 2012 Comments Off
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A nightclub is considering taking legal action against a DJ who claims he was sacked because there were “too many black people” at his performances. The nightclub in question? It’s in Croydon. Yes. I know… Tiger Tiger said it axed the DJ after he repeatedly ignored warnings to “tone down” the music he was playing. The company categorically denies his allegations and is considering taking legal action. And what exactly…

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