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John Stossel: White guilt doesn’t help blacks November 25, 2006

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COMPLAINTS about racism dominate the media discussion of the disparity between black and white success in America. Comedian Chris Rock captures the prevailing sentiment between both races when he tells white audiences, “None of ya would change places with me and I’m rich! That’s how good it is to be white!”

A white author, Tim Wise (www.lipmagazine.org/~timwise/), gets applause from students on American campuses for talking about “white privilege.” Wise’s message is in huge demand — he does 80 speaking engagements a year. When we taped an appearance at Skidmore College, students of all races praised him as “eloquent,” “phenomenal,” and “so on point.”

But among some black intellectuals a new perspective has emerged, one that puts racism and “white privilege” low on the list of problems plaguing black Americans. Shelby Steele’s latest book, “White Guilt,” argues that whites do blacks no favors wringing their hands about white privilege.

“I grew up in segregation,” Steele said during my interview with him. “So I really know what racism is. I went to segregated school. I bow to no one in my knowledge of racism, which is one of the reasons why I say white privilege is not a problem.”

Steele claims, “The real problem is black irresponsibility,” which has produced high illegitimacy and high-school dropout rates that limit black progress. “Racism is about 18th on a list of problems that black America faces,” he says.



Michael Richards / “Kramer’s” Racist Tirade Should Open Blacks’ Eyes, Leaders Say November 25, 2006

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– In the aftermath of the media frenzy surrounding actor-comedian Michael Richards’ use of a racial slur, black leaders from across the political spectrum are calling on African Americans to reflect on their own use of the controversial word.

During a standup comedy performance in Los Angeles Nov. 17, Richards, best known for playing Cosmo Kramer on the long-running “Seinfeld” sitcom, launched into a tirade against black hecklers in the audience, repeatedly using the word “nigger.”

After a video clip of the performance surfaced on the Internet, Richards came under fire from black leaders and media commentators. He used a Nov. 20 appearance on CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman” to apologize, saying he was “deeply, deeply sorry” and adding, “I am not a racist.”

Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and longtime liberal activist, told the Chicago Defender Wednesday that Richards’ “racist rant” was not the big issue raised by the controversy.

“The bigger issue here,” Jackson told the black newspaper, “is that we must challenge all media to stop saying in the records [we play] and in the videos the word nigger. We must move our young people from using the word nigger.”


Bill making discrimination against homosexuals punishable by prison November 24, 2006

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: Brazil’s lower house of Congress has passed a bill making discrimination against homosexuals a crime punishable by at least a year in jail, the bill’s sponsor said Friday.

The bill, passed Thursday, makes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation a crime equal to discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender and national origin — which have carried prison sentences since 1989, said Congresswoman Iara Bernardi.

The bill now goes before the Senate, which has not yet set a date to vote.

Betto de Jesus, director of the Sao Paulo-based Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians and Transgendered People, said the law would give homosexuals federal protection for the first time.

“We always wanted to have homophobia be considered a crime equal to racism,” he said.


Israeli Blood Thought To Be More Valuable Than Lebanese Blood? August 8, 2006

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Do some people think that Israeli blood is more valuable than Lebanese blood? In this clip George Galloway challenges Sky News about this and other bias that seem to be in some of the reporting about the middle east at this time.