White PA Police Chief Thinks ‘N***ers’ Need to Learn to Read


A newly hired police chief in Farrel, Pennsylvania is in hot water after it was revealed that a letter he sent to friends and colleagues before he was hired that encouraged people to donate money for a book drive because "niggers gotta learn how to read." And he says he's very sorry, but he uses that word a lot because "that’s just the way that it is here our area.” … [Read more...]

More Inanities From Jesse Lee Peterson


Jesse Lee Peterson, the far-right extremist who thinks women should not be allowed to vote, delivered another absolutely bewildering diatribe in an interview with Newsmax. Among his arguments: There is no such thing as racism, which is why we haven't been able to stop racism. And Obama hates all white people and wants to replace them with "some black person." … [Read more...]

Trump Tweets Non-Existent Crime Statistics


Donald Trump continues to show his complete disregard for truth and accuracy by tweeting out a graph full of wildly inaccurate crime statistics, allegedly from an organization that does not exist, for 2015, a year for which we do not have crime statistics yet (the official crime stats in the Uniform Crime Reports from the FBI will not come out until well into 2016). … [Read more...]

Jesse Lee Peterson Should Not Be Allowed to Vote


Jesse Lee Peterson, the incredibly far-right wingnut who thinks women should not be allowed to vote (because he's as much a misogynist as he is an anti-gay bigot and an Uncle Tom on racial matters), has a bizarre column at the Worldnetdaily that will just leave you scratching your head. He combines the protests at Missouri with the terrorist attacks in Paris in one big jumble of stupid. … [Read more...]

Black Lives Matter Meets the Innocence Project


Alexandra Natapoff, a law professor at Loyola University in Los Angeles, has a long column in the Washington Post about the ways that law enforcement sweep up young black men, in particular, with a number of catch-all charges that force them to plead guilty to misdemeanors whether they are guilty or not (and often, there's really nothing to be guilty of). … [Read more...]

Carson Names Dixiecrat to Chair MS State Campaign

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Ben Carson doesn't seem to vet his state campaign chairs very well. He just named a rather infamous Mississippi Dixiecrat to head his campaign in that state, a guy who was opposed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He was one of the many Southern politicians who switched from Democrat to Republican after that vote because they supported the Jim Crow laws and segregation. … [Read more...]

Trump Ups the Rhetoric Against Carson


Donald Trump has repeatedly talked about how well he and Ben Carson get along, in amongst some juvenile taunts. But now that he's losing in the most recent polls to Carson in the Republican presidential race, he's going full-on bully boy and launching the big rhetorical guns, comparing him to a child molester and calling him pathologically violent because of those (almost certainly exaggerated) stories Carson has told about being a violent kid. … [Read more...]

FBI Arrests White Supremacists in Plot to Start Race War

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Some people worry about the possibility of a race war starting. Others are not only hoping for it, they're plotting to make it happen. The FBI arrested several white supremacists in Virginia who were allegedly plotting to kick start one by bombing and attacking black churches and synagogues in the area. So far they've been charged with weapons violations, but more serious charges should be coming soon. … [Read more...]

Trump Endorsed by White Supremacist Child Molester


Even in the strange netherworld of white supremacist politics and the American right wing, this story is simply bizarre. A white supremacist with decades of involvement with the KKK and Aryan Nation was convicted of molesting two young girls, and during the trial he held up a sign that said "vote for Trump." And immediately after being convicted, he reiterated both his racial hatred and his support for Trump. … [Read more...]

Confederate Flag Lover Tries to Bomb Walmart


A Mississippi man who apparently has a serious Confederate flag fetish tried to bomb a Walmart after threatening the company, along with several others, for not being sufficiently supportive of that flag. Thankfully, the guy doesn't know much about bombmaking so it didn't cause a lot of damage or kill anyone. … [Read more...]

White Supremacists Change Names Again


White supremacists, always eager to deny that they're racist assholes, keep trying to invent new terms. First they said they aren't white supremacists, they're white "separatists" or "nationalists." They've tried "race realists" and other terms. And at a recent confab they offered up a new one: "identitarians." But they still want their own enclave where they can escape those nasty dark people. … [Read more...]

Another Study Confirms Racial Profiling in Police Stops


As if we needed it, we now have another study that confirms that black drivers are significantly more likely to be pulled over than white drivers, but that white drivers are more likely to be found breaking the law with contraband (usually drugs or guns) in the car. This time the study is of a bunch of different cities around the country, not just one department or one geographical area. … [Read more...]