Robert Downey Jr. Accused for Racist Comment About Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Robert Downey Jr. Accused for Racist Comment About Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Robert Downey Jr. Accused for Racist Comment About Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr. has been accused of making a racist comment about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Downey, who is promoting his latest movie, “Age of Ultron,” was asked what he thought of Inarritu’s claim that superhero movies were “cultural genocide.”

Downey told The Guardian: “Look I respect the heck out of him. I think for a man whose native tongue is Spanish to be able to put together a phrase like ‘cultural genocide’ just speaks to how bright he is.” Wow.

Robert Downey Jr. was blasted on Twitter — called racist and ignorant.

Thanks to White Privilege, Rand Paul’s “Belligerent” Son Gets Pass for 3rd DUI

Rand Paul son William Paul DUI

Thanks to White Privilege, Rand Paul’s “Belligerent” Son Gets Pass for 3rd DUI

Rand Paul’s son, William Paul, cited for DUI

Thanks to affluenza, William Paul, the oldest son of GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, gets a pass for another drunk driving incident.

William Hilton Paul, 22, was given a citation (slap on the wrist) after being pulled over on Sunday after he crashed in the back of an unoccupied parked car in Lexington, Kentucky, the police said. That’s despite having “bloodshot, watery eyes” and behaving in a “belligerent way.”

Paul was treated at the University of Kentucky hospital for minor injuries to his face. He also failed a field sobriety test, Lex18.com reported. He also refused blood and breathalyzer tests at the hospital.

This is William Paul’s third alcohol related offense. He had two run-ins with the police prior to turning 21 in 2013.

He was cited for possession of alcohol by a minor by the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control while drinking at a racetrack in October, 2013.

Paul was charged with assaulting a female flight attendant, underage consumption, disorderly conduct, and being intoxicated and disruptive while traveling in January 2013.  The charges were dropped after he completed alcohol education classes and community service.

The right wing is silent. Can you imagine if that had been Sasha or Malia Obama? They would have blasted President Obama and his wife. It’s funny that Rand Paul is throwing the kitchen sink at Hillary Clinton, whose daughter has never been involved in untoward behavior. It seems that Mrs. Clinton is the least of his worries….

Let’s make this about race and privilege–had this been a black or Hispanic male, the outcome would have been very different. William Paul escaped punishment because of white privilege and his father’s name.

[Photo credit:  Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office]

Milton GA Man Douglas Laponzina Arrested After Calling Black Residents “N*ggers” & Threatening to Shoot Them

Milton GA Man Douglas Laponzina Arrested After Calling Black Residents "N*ggers" & Threatening to Shoot Them

Milton GA Man Douglas Laponzina Arrested After Calling Black Residents “N*ggers” & Threatening to Shoot Them (Photo Credit: Fulton County/2011)

Milton GA resident Douglas Laponzina used racial slurs

Racial hatred rears it ugly head in the north Fulton county city of Milton, Ga. Douglas Todd Laponzina, who is white, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and impersonating a public officer after he accosted three black individuals in 13000 block of Sunfish Bend in Milton, Ga., Monday night. He allegedly used racial slurs to the three individuals.

According to the incident report, Douglas Laponzina accosted Jason McDonald as he skateboarded on Sunfish Bend, along with Tyara Hooks and Symaryae Myers. He allegedly told them, “if you f*cking n*ggers don’t get out of the street, I am going to call the cops.” He drove to his residence and “emerged from the rear of his house with what appeared to be a shotgun,” the incident report said. Laponzina then pointed the gun at the three individuals. McDonald told the Officer C. C. Sproles, who reported to the scene, that Laponzina told them “he was an officer of the law” while holding a gun in his hand.

One of the victims recorded the frightening encounter using a cellphone, which showed Douglas Laponzina’s aggressive behavior.  Hooks said she ran because she feared for her life. They all said they feared the encounter would turn physical because Laponzina threatened to shoot them. The victims say he reeked of alcohol and appeared to be inebriated.

In addition to arresting warrants on aggravated assault and impersonating an officer, the Officer C.C. Sproles applied for a search warrant for his residence on Sunfish Bend, in search of the firearm involved in the altercation with the black residents. Police found several firearms inside his home, including 9 mm Luger/Tec-9, Daisy 188 BB pellet gun, Romanian SAR 1 (AK-47) and another pellet gun.

Douglas Laponzina engaged in similar behavior at Wild Wings Cafe in Alpharetta in October, 2014, during which he engaged in aggressive behavior with a firearm toward another individual.

Police, Officials Resign After Tyrus Byrd Elected Parma’s First Black Mayor

Nearly Entire Police Force Resign After Tyrus Byrd Elected Parma's First Black Mayor

Nearly Entire Police Force Resign After Tyrus Byrd Elected Parma’s First Black Mayor (Photo Credit: KFVS video screengrab)

Tyrus Byrd and Parma MO police drama

Tyrus Byrd, who is black, was elected mayor of Parma, Mo., and five of their six police officers and several other top officials have resigned, out of “fear for their safety.”

The residents of Parma say they have no idea why the mass resignations occurred but we all know why….a black mayor.

Byrd’s election victory was overshadowed by the city attorney,  clerk and water treatment supervisor, as well as the five police officers leaving.

“I think it was pretty dirty the way they all quit without giving her a chance, but I don’t think they hurt the town with quitting because who needs six police for 740 people?” resident Martha Miller told KFVS-TV .

According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau report, there are 713 people living in Parma, of which 57 percent are white and 41 percent are black.

Report: Tampa Police Officers Targeting Black Cyclists

black cyclists

Report: Tampa Police Officers Targeting Black Cyclists (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Tampa police officers targeting black cyclists

BIKING WHILE BLACK:  A recent study by the Tampa Bay Times has found that Tampa cops are targeting black cyclists more than any other race.

The analysis of more than 10,000 bicycle tickets issued by the Tampa police over the past 12 years found that 79 percent of those ticketed are black. The Times reports blacks make up 25 percent of the city’s population.

Tampa police have written 2,504 bike tickets in the past three years the Tampa Bay Times reports:

Tampa police are targeting poor, black neighborhoods with obscure subsections of a Florida statute that outlaws things most people have tried on a bike, like riding with no light or carrying a friend on the handlebars.

Officers use these minor violations as an excuse to stop, question and search almost anyone on wheels. The department doesn’t just condone these stops, it encourages them, pushing officers who patrol high-crime neighborhoods to do as many as possible.

Tampa Police Chief Jane Cantor issued a statement saying bicycles have “become the most common mode of transportation for criminals.”

Missouri National Guard Called Ferguson Protesters “Enemy Forces”

Missouri National Guard Called Ferguson Protesters "Enemy Forces"

Missouri National Guard Called Ferguson Protesters “Enemy Forces”

Ferguson protesters called “enemy forces.”

CNN:  “As the Missouri National Guard prepared to deploy to help quell riots in Ferguson, Missouri, that raged sporadically last year, the guard used highly militarized words such as “enemy forces” and “adversaries” to refer to protesters, according to documents obtained by CNN. ”

“.. The National Guard’s language, contained in internal mission briefings obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, is intensifying the concerns of some who objected to the police officers’ actions in putting down riots. They broke out after the August 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by city police officer Darren Wilson. A grand jury declined to indict Wilson in the case. “

Flint High School Students on College Tour Called N*ggers at Florida Econo Lodge Motel

Flint High School Students on College Tour Called N*ggers at Florida Econo Lodge Motel

Flint High School Students on College Tour Called N*ggers at Florida Econo Lodge Motel (Photo Credit: Live Oak Econo Lodge Motel)

Racism at Live Oak FL Econo Lodge motel

A group of students from a Flint, Mich., high school got a rude lesson in racism during a college tour trip.

Brittany Clerkley and a group of about 90 adults and teens were wrapping up a college tour. On their way back to Flint, their bus had mechanical issues. They ended up spending the night at the Econo Lodge in Live Oak, Florida.

Coordinator Blake Odum says right after dinner, is when the trip took a much different and disturbing tone. “It was owned by white people. And they started taking pictures of all the kids as we were walking in and out of the hotel,” said student Melissa Blacque. “I heard one of the ladies, she said, ‘If I see one more of them, I’m calling the law,'” Odum said.

Blacque says the students were peaceful, but felt uncomfortable at the hotel. “They were calling us the N word and called Blake the N word. We were just like ‘whoa,'” Blacque said. Source: ABC12

More on the Flint high school students racist treatment:

Deli Owner Shuts Down After White History Month Sign Sparks Outrage

White History Month Sign Sparks Outrage

Deli Owner Shuts Down After White History Month Sign Sparks Outrage

A white deli owner has closed down after posting a controversial White Heritage month sign in the window of his establishment, only to shut down.

Jim Boggess, who owns Jimbo’s Deli on Main Street in Flemington, NJ, was in for a rude awakening after he posted sign in his shop window in early March, declaring, “Celebrate your white heritage in March. White History Month.”

Boggess eventually took the sign down after he outraged many. He even apologized to Bhakti Curtis, a biracial neighbor who first noticed the sign. Business started falling off, eventually leading to him shuttering Jimbo’s Deli.

Boggess started a GoFundMe campaign as he struggles financially. He claimed the response to his sign was unfair and called it “Jimbo’s white history sign gone bad.” He should have thought the financial fallout that was a real possibility before he decided to stand up for “white power.” Boohooo, he can’t pay his creditors for his business and home.

Boggess writes, “I don’t think I deserve this just because I wanted to be proud of being white and be able to celebrate my heritage like everyone else does. If you read this, please leave a comment and what state you’re from so I can see where my support is from.”

So far, Jim Boggess has raised $215 as of this writing.

H/T: CBS, NJ.com

Fox News Wants a Return to Literacy Tests That Kept Blacks from Voting

Fox News Wants a Return to Literacy Tests That Kept Blacks from Voting

Fox News Wants a Return to Literacy Tests That Kept Blacks from Voting (Photo Credit: Ferris State University)

I try to ignore the right wing bluster, but sometimes I just can’t ignore the load of crap unloaded on Obama-hating Fox News. A suggestion was made to bring back the explicitly racist literacy tests.Um, anything to keep non-white people from voting.

After Fox News reporter Jesse Watters interviewed several New Yorkers who could not identify Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade observed that “studies show that Americans are poorly informed on government and politics.”

“So, is it time to revisit a test for people to be able to vote?” he asked. “Does it bother you that your vote counts as much as somebody who does not know what’s going on?”

“More than I can say,” Coulter agreed. “I just think it should be, well for one thing, a little more difficult to vote. There’s nothing unconstitutional about literacy tests. Instead, we have ballots being given in 124 different languages. And I’m pretty sure Senate debates will not be taking place in Urdu. So, what are they voting on?”

Fox News wants the kind of tests, like poll taxes, that only white people can pass, like back in the days of overt racial discrimination. And while they are at it, they would be happy if women didn’t bother voting either. They would also love it if property ownership was the an automatic qualifier for people to vote. So much for RNC chief Reince Priebus’ minority outreach. That’s all just lip service.

Of course, they will make the argument that it was the Democrats who engaged in “fake literacy tests” used “after the Civil War” to “keep blacks from voting.” Of course, they have taken over from the Democratic Party on that front.

Walter Scott Family Should Run from New Black Panther Leader Malik Shabazz

Walter Scott Family Should Run from New Black Panther Leader Malik Shabazz

Walter Scott Family Should Run from New Black Panther Leader Malik Shabazz (Photo Credit: CNN Video Screengrab)

If the family of Walter Scott wants to maintain their credibility, they should run like Usain Bolt from New Black Panther leader Malik Shabazz. He claims Walter Scott’s family is behind him. If they are, they should rethink that strategy.

Shabazz was interviewed by CNN’s Carol Costello in a testy exchange during which he implored President Obama to get involved. He claimed the blood of black men was running in the streets and were being hunted like “deer and like dogs.” Um, really?

Shabazz, the national president of Black Lawyers for Justice, told Costello that the black community was “outraged” over the treatment of black men in the aftermath of Walter Scott’s shooting death by white South Carolina officer Michael Slager.

“The community here is in pain, and the community here and all over the country is outraged that black men are being killed and hunted down like deer and like dogs,” Shabazz said.

He added, “There’s outrage here and throughout America because no black man and almost no black person can say they will make it through the day or through the week without seeing another black man unarmed shot and killed. And so there is a tremendous amount of pain here and a tremendous amount of pain with that family.”

Shabazz claimed he was invited by the community of North Charleston and expected to meet with Walter Scott’s family, though he would not say exactly when. To the family of the slain man, run like Usain Bolt from Malik Shabazz. He will diminish your credibility and derail your attempts to get justice for your loved one.

Shabazz also had some choice words for 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton: She “should not get one black vote unless she is held accountable for the murder of and the blood of black men in the streets.”