Notable Links: 6-21/13

What “World” History Has Taught Me

Other parts of the world make “contributions” from time to time, like gunpowder or slave labour or land. That is all you need to know about them. Even the history of the people who would become the English does not start till they cross into the Roman Empire, into the Spotlight.

The White Rules For Thinking About Black People

Blacks are emotional thinkers. Well, except when they say bad things about each other. Then in that case they are being utterly objective and profound in their observations.  The same goes for when they agree with white people. Otherwise they are blinded by race loyalty and hatred of whites. Or at least lack the education and intelligence to know what the hell they are talking.

Meet Zimmerman Murder Trial Juror B-37 (AKA, The Parrot Lady)

Six jurors have been picked to decide George Zimmerman’s fate in a Seminole County, Florida court. All six are women; at least four are mothers. Five are white and one is a woman of color (somehow, in a case that’s central to the way we think about racial justice, no one seems to be exactly sure whether she is black or Latina). Four alternate jurors have also been chosen, and can step in if needs be.

New Film on Homophobia in the Black Church Makes NYC Debut

When voters in Maryland narrowly upheld the state’s law allowing same-sex marriage last November, the move was considered a historic win for the country’s gay rights movement. But the journey toward that victory wasn’t easy. In her new film “The New Black”, filmmaker Yoruba Richen details the hard-fought battle as it played out in Maryland’s black communities. At the heart of the film is the tension within black faith communities over same-sex marriage and gay rights, and the often fraught saying that gay rights are the new civil rights issue of our time — a comparison that rankles many civil rights veterans in the black community.

Leave It To Twitter to Brilliantly Mock Paula Deen’s Racism

Just to be clear: Yes, Paula Deen used the n-word, made racist and sexist jokes, and dreamt about having black slaves at her Southern dinner parties. But she doesn’t tolerate hate, according to her handlers. 

Deen’s PR team is in crisis mode after the details of Deen’s comments were made public after the cooking star gave a deposition in a million dollar lawsuit that’s being filed by former employees. Her rep issued a statement to Entertainment Tonight say that Deen may have said and done racist things, but she’s not a racist: “Contrary to media reports, Ms. Deen does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable. She is looking forward to her day in court.”

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21 thoughts on “Notable Links: 6-21/13

  1. Twitter and Paula Deen. It was just HILARIOUS! The Best Paula Deen Recipes, had me in stiches. Back of the Bus biscuits, Lynching lemonade, Coon on the cob. 3/5th fruit salad. I am sorry it’s probably horrible and tacky but I was ROFLMAO.

  2. I’m sorry I know it’s off topic. Kim and Kanye West named their baby North. So they named their kid after a damn direction. WHY? God tell me why would they do this?

    1. rofl that is crazy. ppl in Hollywood come up with the most craziest names, yet ppl want to call our names ghetto. white person does it, they are being creative, we do it and its ghetto.

  3. the trayvon jury selection, I knew it was going to be mostly whites in there, and I do think that woman of color juror is probably latino. I don’t think it really matters that these jurors are all women, because women can be racist but may hide it better than men but their racism will come out when they in groups or can be anonymous. I think George is going to get off, if he doesn’t I’d be surprised, but I won’t hold out hope as this is the same state that let casey Anthony off and we knew she was guilty. so if they let a white woman off for murdering her white child, we know George will get off for murdering a black child. Maybe they’ll go into hiding together.

    1. I kinda had a feeling this would happen in a town like Sanford. George will likely be found not guilty, but it’s too early to really draw any conclusions. Maybe, they will prove us wrong. But for now, it doesn’t look so good.

      1. I do think he will get off, i was just on yahoo article about the trial and trayvons, female friend gave testimony that trayvon said something about this cracker is following me. i read some of the comments and there were whites as usual saying crakcer is a racist word and just as bad as the n word. smh. after that i know whites are not going to care and will want george to get off. And also i read that when they were choosing the jury some jurors were worried about their safety if the verdict is not what ppl want. And one of the lawyers said don’t worry there shouldn’t be an uproar because we have done what ppl wanted which is for george to have his day in court. So what i get from that is this: they are saying u black ppl george will get off and when he does yall can’t complain because u just asked that he be arrested and go to trial u didn’t say u wanted him convicted.

  4. I am glad Mstoogood4yall brought this up. I wondered about why there was no Black women in the jury selection. I guess they go by a jury of one’s peers. But that is not always the case. I have a sick gut feeling and I could be wrong for this, but I feel the outcome of this will not be good. I hope I am wrong for this.

    1. It’s obvious why here are no Black women on the jury. If you saw the movie “A Time To Kill”, before they do the jury selection, the prosecutor says that Blacks are more sympathetic to other Blacks, which is why the jury was all-White. It’s the same deal here.

  5. Paula Deen is busted, ya’ll! lol Well, though I must admit that as someone who was born in the South-I really did enjoy a lot of her butter-laden recipes, but alas I always wondered what truly lay beneath the surface of her “charm”. Now, I know and it’s such a shame that my suspicions were proven right.

    1. I admit that I had a slight suspicion about her when I first saw her program on Food Network. I thought she seemed nice, but something wasn’t right. And now, America knows.

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