Lawyer Thanks Don Lemon For Making Him Famous by Asking “Racist Dumb-Ass Question”

Lawyer Thanks Don Lemon For Making Him Famous by Asking "Racist Dumb-Ass Question"

Lawyer Thanks Don Lemon For Making Him Famous by Asking “Racist Dumb-Ass Question” (Photo Credit: CNN Video Screengrab [H/T TPM])

CNN’s Don Lemon strikes again….

Arsalan Iftikhar, a Muslim human rights lawyer, penned an open letter on Monday thanking Don Lemon for making him famous after asking a “patently offensive racist dumb-ass question” during an appearace on his show following the Paris terror attacks.

Lemon had asked Iftikhar whether he supported the Islamic State terrorist group.

Iftikhar’s ending for his open letter was priceless. He wrote, “It is a sincere honor to be added to the litany of famous ‘Malaysian-black-hole-penis-biting’ Don Lemon media gaffes which can be added to his audition tape for his next job at FOX News Channel.”

Arsalan Iftikhar added, “So from the bottom of my heart, I want to publicly thank Don Lemon for making me famous with his patently offensive racist dumb-ass question.”

FBI Releases Composite Sketch of NAACP Bombing Suspect

FBI Releases Composite Sketch of NAACP Bombing Suspect

FBI Releases Composite Sketch of NAACP Bombing Suspect

The FBI released a composite sketch of a person of interest in the bombing of a building that houses the offices of the local NAACP chapter in Colorado Springs.

 The sketch is of a balding white man about 40 seen dropping something off and leaving the scene just before the device went off, officials said. Federal law enforcement is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest (call: 303-425-7787).

Officials said they believe only one person was responsible for the apparent attack,

Representatives from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Colorado Springs police, Fountain police and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office all attended Friday’s news conference at the Colorado Springs police operations headquarters.

“We’ve gotten some tips, but I wouldn’t say it’s a large amount of tips,” Ravenelle said at the press conference, which was heavily attended by local and national media outlets. Source: The Denver Post 

The suspect is described as a white man, about 40 years old, driving a 2000 or older-model dirty white pick-up truck with an open tailgate, missing or covered license plate and a dark-colored truck bed line.

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay Under Fire for Call to “Challenge Racism”

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay Under Fire for Call to "Challenge Racism"

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay Under Fire for Call to “Challenge Racism” (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay is under fire from his rank-and-file for his call to “challenge racism” in the workplace, Action News 4 reports.  Chief McLay was photographed holding a sign, “I resolve to challenge racism @ work. #EndWhiteSilence.”

Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police president Howard McQuillan begged to differ. He accused Chief McLay of “insinuating that we are now racist, merely by the color of our skin and the nature of our profession.”

Chief McLay sent an email to police department apologizing for the uproar:

In an email to the entire police department, McLay wrote that “[i]t appears my having been photographed with a sign supporting racial justice at work and [opposing] ‘white silence’ has offended some. If any of my PBP [Pittsburgh Bureau of Police] family was offended, I apologize. You are very important to me and I would never hurt you purposefully.”

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“The sign indicated my willingness to challenge racial problems in the workplace. I am so committed. If there are problems in the PBP related to racial injustice, I will take action to fix them. Please beware also, race impacts how we view one another, and unconscious bias applies to how we deal with the public. It can also impact how we judge one another; I intend we will confront both through training.” Source: Raw Story

So, it’s okay for the cops to ignore the issue of race in dealing with the public, but the public cannot speak up to find common ground because that would be accusing all cops of racism. Sounds like Mr. McQuillan is being a bully like those NYPD officers who turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at a second funeral. By the way, the NYPD officers who didn’t heed Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s call for civility are no different from the members of Westboro Baptist Church.

“Move N*gger Now” Spray-Painted on Black Ala. Grandmother Terry Turner’s Garage Door

"Move N*gger Now" Spray-Painted on Black Ala. Grandmother Terry Turner's Garage Door

“Move N*gger Now” Spray-Painted on Black Ala. Grandmother Terry Turner’s Garage Door (Photo Credit: WAFF 48 Video Screengrab)

SMH:  Vandals painted “MOVE NIGGER NOW” on the garage of a black grandmother, Terry Turner, in Limestone County, Ala., WHNT.  Wow, is this 2015 or 1915?

Turner told WHNT that she and her granddaughter were in the back bedroom of her house Wednesday evening when she heard a series of crashes coming from the front of the home. She thought she was being robbed and crawled out of a bedroom window with her granddaughter and then called 911.

WHNT reports when officers responded to the home they found a message to spray painted on the garage door saying “MOVE NIGGER NOW.” The vandals also broke her windows with rocks.

Terry Turner says she is not surprised by the vandalism because she has endured people driving by her home and shouting racial slurs at her and her family.

Turner told WAFF, “This is my home. I’m free to live wherever I want to live.”

WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

LAPD Officer Shoots Woman in Leg After She Pointed Gun at Them

LAPD Officers Shoot Woman in Leg After She Pointed Gun at Them

LAPD Officers Shoot Woman in Leg After She Pointed Gun at Them

A woman identified as 47-year-old Diamond Vargas,  was shot in the leg by LAPD officers after she allegedly pointed a gun at them.

KTLA reports Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to the third floor of a parking deck at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard early Friday morning.

The officers found two women in a heated altercation and one used a bat to damage a scooter, then pointed a gun at the other woman. The woman then pointed the gun at a security guard and then at the officers, KTLA reports.

The officers shot the woman in her leg. LAPD Lt. Michael Ling said the woman, who was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is expected to survive, the LA Times reports.

It’s a sad commentary that the woman’s race is the first question that comes to mind, given the recent incidents of police-involved shooting of black males.

Icelandair Hotel in Reykjavik Offers “Simply Scrumptious” Apartheid Cocktail

Icelandair Hotel in Reykjavik Offers "Simply Scrumptious" Apartheid Cocktail

Icelandair Hotel in Reykjavik Offers “Simply Scrumptious” Apartheid Cocktail

Icelandair came under fire for an “Apartheid” cocktail being offered at its Hotel Reykjavík Marina, Talking Points Memo reports.

According to TPM, the controversial cocktail was tweeted by user @AfricasaCountry showing the menu, which featured the “Aparttheid” cocktail made of vodka, stout liqueur, cream and roasted hazelnuts, to guests at Icelandair’s Hotel.

Icelandair thought the tweet was interesting and tweeted back that the “Apartheid” cocktail was “simply scrumptious.” Wow, really?

Then someone must have realized that was a really bad tweet to a drink mocking the plight of South Africans who lived their apartheid.

“Civil Rights Activist” Piers Morgan Tells Black Community to Bury N-Word

"Civil Rights Activist" Piers Morgan Tells Black Community to Bury N-Word

“Civil Rights Activist” Piers Morgan Tells Black Community to Bury N-Word (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

In what can be considered a click-bait article in the Daily Mail, “civil rights activist” Piers Morgan is telling blacks what to do about the n-word. Singer John Legend said it best in a tweet:  “ya’ll better thank for providing that simple, straightforward solution to racism. So brilliant. why didn’t we think of this???”

 

The N-word is a grotesque, odious, evil stain on the English language. … Yet far from receding in society, it’s spreading; out of the once clearly defined confines of private usage in the black community, into the public hallways of every school in America. This has to be wrong, doesn’t it? Better, surely, to have it expunged completely. Eradicated, obliterated, tied to a literary post and whipped into such brutal submission that it never rears its vicious head again.

 

Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty wrong with using the word n*gger and its variations, but we don’t need Piers Morgan to play the role of the moral compass on this one. How many blacks have been calling for others to stop using the word?

 

Hey Piers, stick to your day job….leave race relations alone.

 

Serena Williams Slams Russian Official for Saying Her, Sister Were “Brothers”

Serena Williams Slams Russian Official for Saying Her, Sister Were "Brothers"

Serena Williams Slams Russian Official for Saying Her, Sister Were “Brothers” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Serena Williams is hitting back at the head of the Russian Tennis Federation for referring to her and sister, Venus, as “brothers.” She said his comments were sexist, racist and bullying. She also supports the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official, who has been identified as Shamil Tarpischev.

Tarpischev was also fined $25,000. He made the comments during an appearance on a Russian talk show earlier this month, with former Olympic singles champion Elena Dementieva. Tampa Bay Online reports, when Dementieva was asked what it was like to play against the sisters, Tarpischev interjected, calling the women “brothers” and saying, “it’s scary when you really look at them.”

Serena Williams said, “I think the WTA did a great job of taking (the) initiative and taking immediate action to his comments. I thought they were very insensitive and extremely sexist as well as racist at the same time. I thought they were in a way bullying.”

Tarpischev later said his comments were taken out of context. Um, how do you take calling two sisters brothers being taken out of context?

Wisconsin GOPer Jacob Dorsey Apologizes for “N*ggers” and “F*gs” Tweets

Wisconsin GOPer John Dorsey Apologizes for "N*ggers" and "F*gs" Tweets

Wisconsin GOPer Jacob Dorsey Apologizes for “N*ggers” and “F*gs” Tweets

Wisconsin Republican state assembly candidate Jacob Dorsey, 19, is totally sorry for disparaging blacks and gays on social media by referring to them as “n*ggers” and “f*gs, The Gazette reports.  He dropped out of the race after admitting he made offensive comments on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Here’s more from Talking Points Memo:

In December 2013, Dorsey tweeted “fags need 2 leave my favorite state alone” after a judge decided not to stay the ruling that struck down Utah’s gay marriage ban, according to the NOManiancs blog.

Now, Dorsey admitted that he made other offensive comments on Twitter and YouTube, which were discovered by the NOManiacs blog.

In comments on YouTube videos, he used the words “fags” and “niggers.” In one comment he said “Niggers trash cars. I’m not selling my town car to one…” according to NOManiac’s screenshots, which were also posted on the Janesville Community Facebook page.

Seems to me that Jacob Dorsey is apologizing because he got caught. He isn’t apologizing because his behavior is offensive and plain racist. Get ready, the election cycle is heating up and more venom will be spewed by the haters. Gee, I wonder if failed vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan knows him? Isn’t Janesville in his district?

South African School Accused of Racist Abuse of Black, Mixed-Race Students

South African School Accused of Racist Abuse of Black, Mixed-Race Students

South African School Accused of Racist Abuse of Black, Mixed-Race Students (Credit: Wikipedia)

The South African Human Rights Commission has found  black and mixed-race students at Dr. Viljoen Combined School were subjected to racist abuses by the staff.

Children at the school alleged staff members called them racist names, such as baboons and monkeys.

After an 18-month investigation, staff members and the head teacher were found to have exposed students to dehumanizing and racist treatment.

Representatives of Dr Viljoen Combined School told the BBC they would not “comment at this stage.”

They said they had not seen the report and would refer the matter to the school’s governing body.

Representatives of the Free State Department of Education, responsible for the school, say they will study the report and would hold their own investigation before taking any potential disciplinary action.

The SAHRC is an independent body set up after the end of white-minority rule in 1994 to investigate allegations of human rights abuses and hold public institutions accountable.

Read more at BBC.