CNN Asks if Ku Klux Klan Can Rebrand Itself in Aftermath of Frazier Glenn Cross Shooting

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CNN Asks if Ku Klux Klan Can Rebrand Itself in Aftermath of Frazier Glenn Cross Shooting (Credit: Wikipedia)

CNN has a serious credibility problem and it’s only getting worse. Ashley Fantz penned an article asking if the Ku Klux Klan can rebrand itself as a civic organization. WTF? Are we asking if al Qaida can rebrand itself too? CNN actually went out and spoke with marketing experts to ascertain if there’s hope for the racist organization. SMH.

No, say top marketing experts, brand gurus and historians — and for many reasons.

The Klan could change its name, get a smooth-talking spokesperson, replace the robes with suits and take off those ridiculous hats, but underneath, people would recognize its message is the same.

“They stand for hatred; they always have,” said Atlanta-based brand consultant Laura Ries. “Maybe they don’t believe in shooting up a center for Jewish people, but they still support beliefs that are beyond the scope of understanding for most people and certainly the freedom and equality our country believes in.”

Other experts raised the question: If the Klan isn’t violent, what’s the point?

“What would you be left with? Benign racism?” asked Jelani Cobb, director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut.

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Even if the modern KKK at large distances itself from this supposedly “rogue” element, Cobb said, that doesn’t make up for the group’s past. “Violence and racial intimidation were the KKK’s raison d’etre. They’re not simply a controversial civic organization. If in fact they reject violence, the only honest way of establishing that would be to do restorative work for the incredible damage their history of violence has already done,” he said. “No sensible person is going to wait around for that to happen.”

This ‘riveting’ article comes in the aftermath of former KKK grand dragon Frazier Glenn Cross (AKA Frazier Glenn Miller) shooting rampage at two Jewish sites in Kansas City that claimed the lives of three Christians, identified as Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his 14-year-old grandson Reat Griffin Underwood and Teresa “Terri” LaManno.

 CNN Asks if Ku Klux Klan Can Rebrand Itself in Aftermath of Frazier Glenn Cross Shooting

Damien Wayans: Richard Sherman Rant Set Black People Back 30 Years

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Damien Wayans: Richard Sherman Rant Set Black People Back 30 Years

Richard Sherman’s epic rant lives another day. This time a black celebrity is coming out against him. BET star Damien Wayans said the Seattle Seahawks cornerback “set [black people] back 30 years” over the the post-game interview with Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews.

TMZ says Damien Wayans, star of BET reality show “Second Generation Wayans,” was joking around, but you have to wonder. Are there other blacks who were bothered by his rant? Seems to me he went a little over the top, but Richard Sherman is far from a thug, considering he graduated from Stanford University.

The racist tweets aimed at Richard Sherman are disturbing and sickening.

Nelson Mandela: Sen. Ted Cruz Supporters Post Racist Comments Over Tribute

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Nelson Mandela: Sen. Ted Cruz Supporters Post Racist Comments Over Tribute (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Sen. Ted Cruz posted a heartfelt tribute to former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, but some of his racist lunatics couldn’t help but vomit all over his Facebook page. Sen. Cruz wrote that Nelson Mandela would “live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty.” He added, “Because of his epic fight against injustice, an entire nation is now free,” as he offered condolences to the Mandela family and South Africans:

Rick Santorum Compares Obamacare to Apartheid in Wake of Mandela’s Death

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Rick Santorum Compares Obamacare to Apartheid in Wake of Nelson Mandela’s Death (Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Once again a Republican is trying to rewrite history…..Rick Santorum is tying Obamacare to Nelson Mandela.  Yep, he went there — compared Obamacare to apartheid. He claims Mandela fought against some great injustice in South Africa, and Obamacare is “front and center” in the injustices in America today. Wow. Absolutely unbelievable. Um, wannabe president Rick Santorum is the male version of Sarah Palin.

“He was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people’s lives — and Obamacare is front and center in that,” Santorum said Thursday on Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor.”

In a segment about the divisions within the Republican Party, host Bill O’Reilly brought up the death of Mandela, saying that while he disagreed with him and called him a “communist,” he still respected the South African leader and wondered why the GOP couldn’t bring the same approach to its disagreements. Source: Politico

Um, I should also add, former president Ronald Reagan and his British counterpart, Margaret Thatcher, didn’t rail against apartheid, so I guess they didn’t really think it was an injustice.

It’s hypocritical of Bill O’Reilly to say Nelson Mandela was a communist, but yet he was a great man. Whatever. They said horrible things about Martin Luther King Jr., but yet couldn’t even take a footstep in their shoes.

Oprah Winfrey: Old Racists ‘Just Have to Die’ to Further Racial Progress

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Oprah Winfrey: Old Racists ‘Just Have to Die’ to Further Racial Progress

Oprah Winfrey said old racists just “have to die” to further racial progress in the U.S. Winfrey was in the UK to promote her hit-movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and told interviewer Will Gompertz very candidly that “there are generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism and they just have to die.”

Gompertz also asked Oprah Winfrey if it had ever crossed her mind that President Obama has faced racism, the Huffington Post reports. She responded:

“Probably it’s crossed my mind more times than it’s crossed your mind,” Oprah Winfrey replied. “…I think that there is a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he is African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.”

The Drudge Report is going after Oprah Winfrey (like she cares) for saying President Obama is being disrespected because he’s black.

 Oprah Winfrey: Old Racists Just Have to Die to Further Racial Progress

Caitlin Cimeno, Woman Behind Racist Trayvon Martin Blackface Costume, Fired From Job

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Caitlin Cimeno, Woman Behind Racist Trayvon Martin Blackface Costume, Fired From Job

Caitlin Cimeno, the woman who posted a racist photo of her son, Greg Cimeno, and his convicted felon friend, William Filene, on Facebook mocking Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, was reportedly fired from her job. Karma caught up with Caitlin Cimeno. Actually, only an idiot would post such a racist picture, with their full name and make their post public. She captioned the images “Happy Halloween from Zimmerman & Trayvon” with a smiley face emoticon. Dumbass.

Caitlin Cimeno quickly changed her profile and deleted the racist shots after an Instagram user put her on blast writing, “You ruined your life by posting those pics,” Um, it was too late.

Facebook page Stop Blackface For Halloween wrote, “Earlier this morning Caitlin Cimeno had her employer listed on her Facebook page, but recently deleted it. Members of the Tumblr community took note of this employer before the deletion and contacted them to report the incident. Around 12:54 pm, I called the employer to report the incident and they stated that she has been fired.”

Some people just don’t recognize that misuse of social media can ruin their lives. No employers wants to be associated with someone posting racist and vile comments on any social media platform.

 

Akron Teacher David Spondike Suspended After Racist Trick-Or-Treat Facebook Rant

Akron Firestone High School music teacher David Spondike was suspended after posting a racist rant on Facebook in which he railed against kids from the ghetto to trick-or-treat. He also used the n-word repeatedly to bolster his racist claims.

“I don’t mind if you come from the ghetto to trick or treat,” Spondike posted. “But when you whip out your teeny d*cks and piss on the telephone pole in front of my front yard and some preschoolers and toddlers, you can take your n*gger-ass back where it came from. I don’t have anything against anyone of any color, but n*ggers, stay out!”

The post was taken down by late Monday morning and the 51-year-old Spondike apologized “to those who are sincerely offended” before deleting his Facebook account.

Akron Schools placed Spondike on administrative leave, and a school official said evidence from the case was sent to the Ohio Department of Education as a procedural matter.

I am pretty sure David Spondike has black kids in his class and it’s a sad commentary that he harbors such racist views. Here’s David Spondike’s rant from his now-deleted Facebook post:

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Akron Teacher David Spondike Suspended After Racist Trick-Or-Treat Facebook Rant

Dr. Ben Carson: ‘Obamacare Worst Thing’ to Happen to America Since Slavery

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Dr. Ben Carson: ‘Obamacare Worst Thing’ to Happen to America Since Slavery

Dr. Ben Carson continues to spew venom to please the right wing extremists, AKA Tea Party, in the Republican Party. He now said that Obamacare is the worst thing to happen to America since slavery. Um, no mention of Jim Crow or the civil rights era.

“I have to tell you Obamacare is, really I think, the worst thing that’s happened in this nation since slavery,” Carson said during a speech at the Values Voter Summit on Friday.

In his fiery speech Carson went on to say that the healthcare law is making all Americans “subservient.”

“And it was never about healthcare, it was about control,” Carson said to applause from the crowd. Source: Talking Points Memo

Too bad he doesn’t recognize Dr. Carson allowing himself to be used as a tool for ignorance. What is it with the right wing extremists and the urge to continue to regurgitate slavery and the denigration of blacks during America’s darkest period?

Hey Ben Carson, here are a few more things I can think of that was pretty bad for America:

–The Civil War

–Jim Crow laws

–John F. Kennedy’s assassination

–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination

–Robert Kennedy’s assassination

–Denying blacks and women right to vote

–16th Street Church bombing

–Separate but equal laws

–Watergate

–Collapse of Lehman Brothers and 2008 financial crisis

–The Great Depression

–World Wars I & II

–Mass shootings including Newtown, Columbine, Fort Hood, Aurora movie theater, etc.

–Iraq War

–9/11 terrorist attacks

I could go on and on, but why bother. Dr. Ben Carson fits in quite nicely with the wingnuts over at Fox News. Too bad his slave ancestors must be rolling over in their graves.

Scott Dennison, Tennis Security Firm Exec, Called Blacks ‘Scum Suckers’ in Racist Emails

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Scott Dennison, Tennis Security Firm Exec, Called Blacks ‘Scum Suckers’ in Racist Emails

Scott Dennison, vice president for special events at sports security firm Contemporary Services Corp., was uncovered as a racist after several emails he sent through his CSC email account were found to be quite offensive. The NY Post reports he called blacks “scum suckers,” and “worthless.”

In another vicious e-mail, Dennison discussed sending a “world renowned” German-shepherd trainer to Boston to check out a dog to replace one that had died.

“If he likes what he sees he will fly the Dog to Denver. There he will do a great deal of bite work, off leash training and some n—-r eating exercises,” he wrote on July 14, 2011.

Dennison, of Scottsdale, Ariz., also disparaged President Obama and the Rev. Al Sharpton in a July 22, 2010, e-mail regarding a Craigslist posting for security jobs at the Flushing Meadows grand slam event, offering a mock testimonial by a former black employee, Sean Felder, 45, of Harlem.

“Yu sez brothurz, Mr. Gon allows the black man to be superior we run the place cuz we needs the money and Obama and Rev Sharpton allowed us to mix with the White Crackers at this event,” he wrote. “Come on down we can cheat, steal, eat food and sleep. Just like our new govt allows us to do, to get back at the white man for Slavery.” Source: NY Post

He is being sued in Manhattan federal court for racial discrimination by Sean Felder, a black former employee.

Graffiti & Racist Slurs on Jackie Robinson Statue in MCU Park in Brooklyn NY

Graffiti & racist slurs were discovered on the Jackie Robinson statue outside MCU Park in Brooklyn.

The slurs on the Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson statues outside the outside the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium in Coney Island, include “Heil Hitler,” “Die n*gger,” “F*ck n*gger” and “F*ck Jackie Robinson.” @eyewitnessnyc

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Graffiti & Racist Slurs on Jackie Robinson Statue in Brooklyn NY (Twitter-Eyewitness NYC)