Thad Cochran was in a tough primary. He feared he would lose so he had to resort to desparate measures. For a Republican those measures included reaching out to the black community, and they reached back. they came out despite their party affliliation and voted against Cochran’s opponent, and Cochran won the GOP nomination. So was this actually outreach? No this was a man at the end of his rope and he used the black community as the knot. They saved him, but what did they get for their efforts?
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Civil Rights Group Urges President Obama and Congress to Take a Stand Against Discriminatory Profiling
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 24, 2014
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ColorofChange.org, Members of Congressional Black Caucus and other civil rights groups Ask President for Federal Law Enforcement Guidance to Curb Racial Profiling
New York, NY – ColorOfChange.org, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization, urges President Obama to take immediate action to close discriminatory profiling loopholes for Federal law enforcement, and urges Congress to pass the Eliminate Racial Profiling Act (ERPA).
“While the President has the authority to reduce profiling abuses by Federal law enforcement, Congress can go many steps further by passing the The Eliminate Racial Profiling Act (S. 1038 / H.R. 2851), said Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org. “This legislation provides an opportunity to fix a major broken piece of our criminal justice system and address a law enforcement culture that has forced millions of Black folks to live in fear and cast entire communities as suspect.” Targeted profiling by law enforcement across the country, including by federal law enforcement is part of a deeply racist, brutal culture that is in desperate need of reform. These discriminatory practices cause tremendous harm to Black families and communities and can lead to unlawful arrests, deportations, incarceration and in some cases serious injury or death. Blacks folks are twice as likely to be arrested and almost four times as likely to experience the use of force during encounters with police. “By taking a stand against discriminatory profiling, President Obama and Congress can send a strong message that they intend to protect the civil rights and liberties of our nation’s increasingly diverse communities, help rebuild the trust in law enforcement and go a long way toward ensuring equal treatment under the law for all individuals regardless of race or ethnicity,” said Robinson. Today leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Black Caucus, Hispanic Caucus and Asian Pacific American Caucus joined other members of Congress and civil rights advocates to call on the Obama administration to issue improved profiling guidance for federal law enforcement that closes current loopholes.
With over 900,000 members, ColorOfChange.org is the nation’s largest online civil rights organization.
GOP and Dems Sing We Shall Overcome on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act…is this what unity looks like?
When I saw this today I thought about something my pastor says,”you can tie the tales of two cats together and they will be unified, but they will not be in unity.”*
*No cats were harmed in this analogy.
Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
We have a primary coming next week and over the past few weeks we have received numerous mailers extolling the virtues of a myriad of candidates. The question is do you ever read these things, and if so do they factor into your decision about a candidate? Share your thoughts.
Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
We believe in democracy. We believe in a free society that allows citizens to vote for their leaders. We believe in an orderly transition of power when someone is duly elected by the people, but does this kind of government work anywhere? We have seen so many dictators overthrown in recent years, but the countries in some cases seem worse than before the dictators were overthrown. So what do you think is democracy for everyone?
Christian Baker sentenced to re-education for refusing to bake cake for same sex couple…are his religious rights being violated?
Read the linked article and share your thoughts.
ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS’ ASSESSMENT OF ERIC CANTOR’S LOSS
“House Majority Whip Eric Cantor had always been the compromise candidate, the one who didn’t fit any particular profile or stereotype. He was Southern, spoke with a twang, but he was a practicing Jew. He was principled, conservative, but determined to sell the Republican brand to those who were neither. He could speak the language of the talk radio conservative base, and, as a second language, could speak the language of the bleeding hearts, the hypersympathetic caucus on the other side of the aisle. This last ability, this second language of his, proved his undoing. Cantor’s willingness to support even the most abstract immigration reform principles won him no good will from Democrats, and outright hostility from his own base.”
Williams is a Republican it is interesting to read his analysis. Let him tell it Cantor was never a fit for the party. it is almost as if he describing someone from another party. What is the GOP brand? Share your thoughts.
Rumors of the Tea Party’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Last night they showed they are alive and well and devouring their own. Eric Cantor never thought this morning he would wake up a loser. Last night I was watching the NBA finals and my uncle called me and asked me if I had heard about Cantor. I immediately turned to CNN to be greeted with the news that Cantor had been defeated. All the pundits are stunned and asking how could this happen? Did Cantor take his eye off the ball? Was he a victim of pride? The Bible says “pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall”. Last night Cantor fell.