Category Archives: bigotry

The affair of Jussie Smollett

UPDATE: Reuters reports that Smollett staged the attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary on Empire. (It must have been substantial, though!). This motive apparently comes not from Smollett, of course, but probably from the two “assailants” he hired. And it gets even weirder. Smollett wrote a CHECK to pay off his assailants, or so this […]

Should the governor of Virginia resign over racist yearbook photos?

As many venues report (NYT article here), Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia, is now the object of gazillions of calls for him to step down, all based on a photo of a person in blackface, accompanied by a person dressed in KKK robes, that appeared on Northam’s page in his medical school yearbook of […]

Professor suspended for using “n word”—as written by James Baldwin

From Inside Higher Ed (click on screenshot below), we have a white professor being suspended—and going on medical leave because of the resultant stress—because he used the “n-word” in a discussion of James Baldwin’s famous book The Fire Next Time. If you’ve read that 1963 book (I have), you’ll know it as a powerful and […]

Should we teach kids to be colorblind?

You’ll probably remember this quote from Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech; one of his dreams was this: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” This seems outmoded […]

German high court affirms that Kuwait airlines can discriminate against Israeli passengers flying from Germany

Here are two articles that both say the same thing (I’m putting up the Reuters piece because posting only The Tablet piece would lead some to say, “Well, that’s just a Jewish site kvetching about Jewish mistreatment.” Reuters: The Tablet: The short story: an Israeli passenger tried to book a trip from Frankfurt to Bangkok in […]

Starbucks drops Anti-Defamation league from developing training against bias; Woman’s March head Tamika Mallory denounces the ADL as racist

Historically, America’s Anti-Defamation League is an organization devoted to fighting anti-Semitism, but it has also defended other groups.  Here’s the list on their web page of  “What we do”: Wikipedia describes its mission: The stated purpose of the ADL is to fight: anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry (in the United States) and abroad, combat international […]

The anti-Semitism of Britain’s Labour Party

Although I’ve read some stuff about the British Labour Party’s growing anti-Semitism, I didn’t really know how pervasive it was until reader BJ sent me some links. The first is from the Spectator, simply listing 50 instances of Labour Party anti-Semitism. While some of the bigots have been expelled or punished for their sentiments (that’s […]

Canada: Higher rate of hate crimes against Jews than against Muslims and blacks

Elder of Ziyon posted the recent data on hate crimes in Canada, with the data come from the Canadian government itself: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Incident-based Uniform Crime Reporting Survey. First, the graph, which just gives raw numbers of hate crimes for various groups over the last three years (data below): Except for […]

The Southern Poverty Law Center loses the plot when an African-American threatens Jews

Twitchy is a Twitter aggregation site with a conservative bent, so it’s no surprise that it put up a couple of article about the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) recent bad behavior, since the SPLC is becoming increasingly allied with the Regressive Left. You may remember that the SPLC put both Ayaan Hirsi Ali and […]

Bigotry walks among us

Even if you think that some of the tactics of the Black Lives Matter movement aren’t optimal for their goals, remember that there is still a point to it all. Racism is alive and well in the U.S. While overt racism is no longer permissible in polite society, it still can go underground and be used […]