Milwaukee-area developer utters racial slur to refer to President Barack Obama

Well this is something… A Milwaukee businessman uttered a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama during a news conference Wednesday in Waukesha City Hall that was organized by Wisconsin business leaders as part of a national call for immigration reform.

“I’m not seeing anybody doing anything,” said Dagoberto Ibarra, who ran for alderman in [...]

Conservative Joe Walsh booted off air for racist slurs

Stay classy, conservatives.

Found out if I said Redskins or Cracker or Redneck Bible Thumper, I could stay on. But if I said Nigger or Spick, they cut me off.

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 20, 2014

Here’s more on former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh’s racist rants.

Washington Redskins lose trademark protection for their offensive nickname

This is great news. In a major blow to the Washington Redskins, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six federal trademarks of the team name because it was found to be “disparaging” to Native Americans.

“We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they [...]

The unelectable whiteness of Scott Walker

Alec MacGillis of the New Republic has an excellent piece outlining the racial politics that Scott Walker has used to further his political career, and it’s most definitely worth a read. Here’s a snippet. That accomplishment—effectively eliminating collective bargaining for most public employees in the state, facing down the angry protests that followed, surviving a [...]

” Hammerin’ Hank ” knocks another one out of the park

Home run king Hank Aaron ( sorry Barry Bonds, but Hank will always be my home run king ) came under fire recently for saying that racism is alive and well in America. At an event marking the 40th anniversary of his record breaking 715th home run Aaron told USA Today, in apparent reference to [...]

Paul Ryan doesn’t have a racist bone in his body!

Of course he doesn’t!

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan says he’d like to get past name-calling and fight poverty in America.

In an interview with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News, Ryan said he recently talked to former Congressional Black Caucus leader Barbara Lee about controversial comments he made about men in inner cities.

Ryan said [...]

VIDEO: Constituent confronts Rep. Paul Ryan for his racist comments

On Wednesday night Republican Rep. Paul Ryan came back to his home district for a town hall event, and things didn’t quite go according to plan.

While the vast majority of those in attendance appeared to be white senior citizens, there was at least one African-American gentleman, Alfonso Gardner, who stood up to confront [...]

Not a moment, but a movement.

The day before the Reverend Dr. William Barber II spoke at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison, the Reverend Curtis Gatewood, community organizer with the HKonJ/Moral Monday’s movement in North Carolina, spoke with Eric Schubring and founder Ed Garvey on WOJB community radio. Scroll down on the WOJB website to find the recording and give [...]

Paul Ryan cites ‘white nationalist’ to blame poverty on lazy men in ‘inner cities’

Well this is certainly something…

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday suggested that men in “inner cities” who refused to work were one of the main causes of poverty in the United States.

In an interview with conservative radio host Bill Bennett that was first noticed by Igor Volsky at Think Progress, Ryan reflected [...]

UPDATE: Why are so many of Scott Walker’s aides fond of racist “jokes?”

In December 2013, Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s reelection campaign announced it had fired deputy finance director Taylor Palmisano after it was revealed Palmisano had made a number of racist comments on Twitter prior to being employed with Walker’s campaign.

In case you’ve been stuck under a rock today, over 27,000 pages of documents compiled during [...]

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