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September 9, 2007

MTV Doesn’t Like Black People Either

Filed under: Entertainment,Interesting News,Politics,Race — acepundit @ 11:39 pm

President Bush isn’t alone in his disdain for black people. According to obnoxious rapper Kanye West, MTV is all about the “White Power” too:

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (September 9, 2007) Kanye West has lashed out at Britney Spears’ upcoming performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards.

“I can’t believe she would perform,” he told the Associated Press. “She hasn’t had a hit record in years.”

According to MTV.com, West is scheduled to perform his track, “I Wonder,” on the broadcast. The Associated Press reported that West was apparently upset that he was not invited to open the event.

“Maybe my money’s not right. Maybe my skin’s not right,” he said.

According to viewers and critics alike who watched the MTV Video Music Awards, Spears bombed miserably. The consensus appears to be that she’s still out of shape and even has trouble lip-synching.

Enter Kanye West who believes he should have been the opening act but was passed over because of his skin color. It’s a shame too, because I find his new single, “Stronger” rather enjoyable.

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August 28, 2007

Senator Craig’s Non-Conservative Bathroom Adventures

He says he’s not gay. I couldn’t care less. The police report is highly uneventful and hardly worth the media fanfare covering the minor charges of “interference with privacy” and “disorderly conduct,” but he pleaded guilty anyway, and now regrets admitting guilt. With good reason too, as the available evidence would probably not have held up in court had Craig fought the charges.

But is he a hypocrite, as many have suggested, for being a conservative Republican while living a liberal social life? Hardly. Gays don’t have to support the legislation pushed by the homosexual lobby. You can be gay and oppose same-sex marriage at the same time. Blacks don’t have to support affirmative action. Women don’t have to support abortion. Christians don’t have to support prayer in schools.

Let’s not be so quick to accuse everyone of being a self-hater because they live a life that supposedly doesn’t fit their voting record. Let’s especially not use this incident to encourage Senator Craig to shed his conservative ideology and come out as the next gay-rights crusader.

June 28, 2007

Dusting Off the Clocks

Filed under: Democrats,Politics,Race,Republicans,Supreme Court — acepundit @ 11:28 pm

Once again we’re hearing about how clocks are being turned back, this time at the most recent Democratic debate. Seriously, where are all these clocks I keep hearing about?

A half century of desegregation law — and racial tension — was laid bare for the Democrats hours before they met. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court clamped historic new limits on school desegregation plans.

Clinton said the decision “turned the clock back” on history, and her competitors agreed.

The conservative majority cited the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case to bolster its precedent-shattering decision, an act termed a “cruel irony” by Justice John Paul Stevens in his dissent. The 1954 ruling led to the end of state-sponsored school segregation in the United States.

Obama, the only black candidate in the eight-person field, spoke of civil rights leaders who fought for Brown v. Board of Education and other precedents curbed by the high court. “If it were not for them,” he said, “I would not be standing here.”

Biden noted that he voted against confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion. He said he was tough on Roberts. “The problem is the rest of us were not tough enough,” he said, seeming to take a jab at fellow Democrats. “They have turned the court upside down.”

All the Democratic candidates in the Senate opposed the confirmation of conservative Justice Samuel Alito, another of President Bush’s nominees. Clinton, Biden and Obama voted against Roberts; Sen. Chris Dodd voted for his nomination.

Once again, it must be restated that yesterday’s Supreme Court decision was nothing about segregation. Segregation was a racist practice implemented by schools in the southern states to keep blacks out of white schools until they eventually came around to accepting the Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, “with all deliberate speed.”

It was and still is impossible, the Court found, to fashion a system that could both forcefully segregate schools and maintain equality at the same time.

Today’s decision doesn’t breath life into forced segregation as many are charging it with doing; it strikes a blow to forced integration. In our noble quest to achieve racial equality the Supreme Court was troubled by the social experimenting going on to get there.

The most hated justice by the Left, self-hating negro Clarence Thomas, made the most sense in his dissection of forced integration and its hardly-noticed consequences:

“[R]acial paternalism and its unintended consequences can be as poisonous and pernicious as any other form of discrimination.” Adarand, supra, at 241 (opinion of THOMAS, J.). As these programs demonstrate, every time the government uses racial criteria to “bring the races together,” post, at 29, someone gets excluded, and the person excluded suffers an injury solely because of his or her race. The petitioner in the Louisville case received a letter from the school board informing her that her kindergartener would not be allowed to attend the school of petitioner’s choosing because of the child’s race.

Most of the dissent’s criticisms of today’s result can be traced to its rejection of the color-blind Constitution. See post, at 29. The dissent attempts to marginalize the notion of a color-blind Constitution by consigning it to meand Members of today’s plurality.19 See ibid.; see also post, at 61. But I am quite comfortable in the company I keep. My view of the Constitution is Justice Harlan’s view in Plessy: “Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.” Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U. S. 537, 559 (1896) (dissenting opinion). And my view was the rallying cry for the lawyers who litigated Brown.

Like it or not, the world doesn’t abruptly become peachier when you’ve got the same number of white and black children eating lunch together in the school cafeteria. And trying to balance the equation by using children as variables because of their race is exactly the problem our nation had with segregation: it’s based on race.

Racial Imbalance is Not Segregation

Filed under: Education,Politics,Race,Supreme Court — acepundit @ 10:01 am

Wrote Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in his concurring opinion as part of the 185-page decision from the Supreme Court today that ultimately rejected a school’s voluntary integration plan. The decision was 5-4 with the Chief writing for the conservatives plus Justice Kennedy. Thomas’s concurrence is a rebuttal to Justice Breyer’s dissent. I’m still reading through it right now and I can say that Breyer and his liberal colleagues are PISSED. Usually justices end their dissents with “I respectfully dissent.” Breyer, after saying the court will “regret” today’s decision, ends his opinion with “I must dissent.”

UPDATE: More to come as I finish reading the opinions, the final ones for this term. Once again swing-voter Justice Kennedy has proven to be the most powerful judge in the country. While he has more often than not sided with the conservative justices, he today voted with the liberals in a 5-4 decision repealing the death sentence for a “mentally delusional” inmate.

Update II: The Supreme Court got it right, plain and simple. Chief Justice Roberts reminds us that “Seattle has never operated segregated schools – legally separate schools for students of different races.nor has it ever been subject to court-ordered desegregation.”

Because there’s no history of segregation, the majority argued, there’s no compelling interest to divide up the students by race. If as a result one school is prodominatly one color that’s the way it is. As Thomas wrote:

The dissent repeatedly claims that the school districts are threatened with resegregation and that they will
succumb to that threat if these plans are declared unconstitutional. It also argues that these plans can be justified as part of the school boards. attempts to .eradicat[e] earlier school segregation. Contrary to the dissent’s rhetoric, neither of these school districts is threatened with resegregation, and neither is constitutionally compelled or permitted to undertake race-based remediation. Racial imbalance is not segregation, and the mere incantation of terms like resegregation and remediation cannot make up the difference.

Although there is arguably a danger of racial imbalance in schools in Seattle and Louisville, there is no danger of resegregation. No one contends that Seattle has established or that Louisville has reestablished a dual school system that separates students on the basis of race. The statistics cited in Appendix A to the dissent are not to the contrary. See post, at 69.72. At most, those statistics show a national trend toward classroom racial imbalance. However, racial imbalance without intentional state action to separate the races does not amount to segregation. To raise the specter of resegregation to defend these programs is to ignore the meaning of the word and the nature of the cases before us.

It is a noble goal to achieve racial harmony where schools are divided perfectly even by racial demographics and the students hold hangs singing songs of racial diversity. But we shouldn’t get there by socially experimenting with race.

June 8, 2007

Because She’s White

Filed under: Politics,Race — acepundit @ 2:07 am

Race-baiter and career fruit basket Al Sharpton is unhappy with Paris Hilton’s early jail release citing, of course, racial favoritism. If that’s the case I have a little popquiz for you:

Question 1: What would happen to Beyonce if caught selling crack on the street corner compared to your typical black crackwhore?

A. Beyonce would be treated harsher as punishment for breaking up “Destiny’s Child”
B. Beyonce would likely receive the same treatment
C. Beyonce would be treated better because she’s a rich, privileged celebrity

If you answered “C,” congratulations, you have more common sense than Al Sharpton.

Question 2: What would happen to Whitney Houston if caught attempting to fly with marijuana compared to your typical black pothead?

Oh wait, we already know because that happened and she didn’t spend a second behind bars for it. Paris Hilton isn’t getting any special treatment because she’ a poor, helpless white girl who can’t take jail the way a black chick can. It’s what’s in the poor helpless white girl’s bank account and not in the black chick’s that’s motivating any special treatment.

But from what I’m reading she may have to do more jail time pending the outcome of her latest court hearing. Either way, I hope Paris isn’t planning on rebuilding her image anytime soon. From a publicity standpoint, it would be wise to not resist whatever sentence handed down. If she wants fans she needs to stop acting like she’s better than everyone else and saying she’s too beautiful to serve time and deny the world her precious image, or whatever twaddle excuse she previous peddled.

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