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Betsy DeVos booed during graduation address in Florida

Boos, catcalls and the turning of backs welcomed the commencement speaker at Wednesday’s Bethune-Cookman University graduation ceremony. For 20 minutes, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s most opposed cabinet secretary nominee during confirmation hearings, endured jeers from the graduates and interruptions from the university president to calm down the crowd. At one point, President

Maine governor says Rep. John Lewis needs a history lesson

Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn’t see Donald Trump as a “legitimate president,” should be grateful for all that Republican presidents have done for black people, GOP Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday. LePage, who’s white, said on WVOM-FM that the black Democratic Georgia congressman needs a history lesson

Obama: Country Has ‘By No Means Overcome’ Legacies of Slavery, Jim Crow, Colonialism, Racism

Jeff Poor, Breitbart Monday on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” President Barack Obama was asked by host Trevor Noah how he navigated the line between speaking his mind and sharing “true opinions” on race while in the meantime not alienating people. Obama acknowledged the difficulty but added the caveat the country still hasn’t overcome its legacies of

Is there a ‘white people friendly’ version of political correctness?

John Sexton, Academic John McWhorter has an interesting opinion piece up at CNN today. It’s titled “We need a ‘PC’ that includes white people.” What it proposes, in the wake of Trump’s election, is a kind of racial compromise. McWhorter suggests the kind of racial utopia the left envisions is simply never going to happen,

A Failed Obama Compares Trump Supporters to Racists of the Past

Keith Koffler, The lecturer-in-chief can’t help but disparage Americans unhappy with his failed tenure. It’s couched in fancy language, and he doesn’t mention Donald Trump by name, but President Obama’s message in a new piece written in The Economist is clear: Trump supporters are a bunch of racists descended from intolerant movements of the past.

Walter Williams: Discrimination and Segregation

Why the force of government is necessary for racism to flourish. I was invited, along with several other American professors, to deliver lectures at South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1979. Pieter Willem Botha was the prime minister, and apartheid, though becoming a bit relaxed, was the law of the land. Under

Racist Obama says it’s a ‘personal insult’ if blacks don’t Vote Clinton

President Barack Obama said Saturday night he will take it as a “personal insult” if the African-American community fails to turn out for the presidential election and encouraged black voters to support Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Obama delivered his final keynote address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, symbolically passing the torch to the person

Desperate Obama says it’s a ‘personal insult’ if black voters don’t back Clinton

President Barack Obama said Saturday night he will take it as a “personal insult” if the African-American community fails to turn out for the presidential election and encouraged black voters to support Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Obama delivered his final keynote address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, symbolically passing the torch to the person

Trump calls Democrats ‘party of slavery’ in minority outreach effort

Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday night called Democrats the “party of slavery” and praised what he called the millions of African Americans with career success, as he tries to revamp his outreach to minority voters. Trump has made much-maligned efforts to appeal to black and Hispanic voters, groups that generally support Democrats and are expected

Donald Trump Plans To Continue GOP Legacy Of Leading On Women’s, Civil Rights Against Racist, Sexist Democrats

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president of the United States, tells Breitbart News he plans to continue the rich GOP tradition of standing up for women’s and civil rights in the face of opposition from Democrats. He also says he plans to help the Republican Party, which led the way

How Racism And Nativism Enabled The New Deal

Kyle Sammin, The Federalist  If you ever visit Hyde Park, the home-turned-museum of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, you will be struck by how many people view Roosevelt as the savior of American democracy. It is a useful chance to step away from political and historical analysis and see the hordes of octogenarians there to visit a

Ben Carson: ˜Why do we need the Electoral College anymore?’

Eliza Collins | Politico “We need to look at a lot of different things” Ben Carson questioned the point of the Electoral College during an exchange about the delegate selection process Thursday and briefly likened the process to the Jim Crow laws of the South before clarifying that he didn’t mean to make that analogy.