Black Lives Matter protesters showed up to my @UCLA event to protest. Here is a video clip of me smacking them down with the truth; they’re a bunch of whiny toddlers, pretending to be oppressed for attention. pic.twitter.com/riBA0A3J1I
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 20, 2018
Greatest corporate overreaction ever? Could be
Starbucks will close 8,000 coffee shops around the United States on May 29 to conduct “racial-bias” training for its employees in another capitulation to grievance-mongering race baiters.
The workshops follow social-media outrage after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for refusing to leave when told by a manager of a longstanding company policy that they must buy something in order to use the restroom or loiter inside the shop.
Let us address why they were asked to leave first. I have worked as a restaurant manager in years past, and as a bartender even longer. I have had to ask some customers to leave (usually for being loud, obscene, or loitering) establishments a few times. I have even had to call police a few times when they refused. On almost every occasion, the people I asked to leave were White. And those that refused to leave when police told them they must were arrested. These two men were asked to leave. They refused, that is why the police were called. Apparently when the police arrived, the men verbally abused them, and still refused to leave. Had they left, there would have been no arrest, period. Again, the Philadelphia Police Chief defended his officers
Now, whether or not the policy is good, or bad is subjective. The point is that these two men refused to leave, and refused direct orders by police. What did they expect would happen? Verbally abusing the officers was a stupid choice. They could have left and complained about the Starbucks policy later. Instead, they chose to be arrested.
Starbucks issued an apology, fine, but then, they went from damage control PR to full blown madness
“Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.
For the record, Starbucks did not hold similar sensitivity training when a loyal customer said she was bullied and harassed by a group of baristas for wearing a Trump t-shirt in June 2017.
So, Starbucks is basically throwing all its employees under the bus because two guys could not comply with a police order? This is madness. And Starbucks will now have to walk on eggshells or else be savaged by the leftist bullies. And, in the process, has driven many customers away because of the asinine reaction to this event. Even worse, it is bringing in race baiting Eric Holder to help demean and indoctrinate Starbucks employees
In response, the company announced the upcoming training program and tapped far left groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and the NAACP as well as former Attorney General Eric Holder to help create the program, according to CNBC.
Working with Starbucks to create the program, along with former President Obama’s “Fast and Furious” Attorney General Holder, will be Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; Heather McGhee, president of Demos; and Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, according to CNBC.
Frankly, I wish a lot of Starbucks employees would say screw this and quit. This is an absurd example of corporate cowardice. The left, of course, will use this as a way to shame, demean, and indoctrinate as many of Starbuck employees as possible.
Oh no, no, Gayle King of CBS News is triggered! She feels, excluded
CBS host Gayle King, pointing to a photo of President Donald Trump and Republican Party leaders taken Wednesday night at the White House, told outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan she felt “very excluded” because they were only white males in the photo.
“When I look at that picture, Mr. Speaker, I have to say, I don’t see anybody who looks like me, in terms of color or gender,” King said, emulating the analogy made popular by former President Barack Obama.
“You were one of the main people that said you wanted to do more for the Republican Party—you wanted to expand the base,” King reminded Ryan. “When I look at that picture, I have to say, I don’t feel very celebratory. I feel very excluded.”
Quick, someone pass me some tissues, this is soooooo sad. Not not sad that King feels “excluded”, sad because she is so hung up on skin color and gender
“I don’t like the fact that you feel that way,” he said. “And we need more minorities, more women in our party, and I’ve been focusing on that kind of recruitment.”
What a missed opportunity for Speaker Ryan. Here is what he should have said
“I am sorry that you base your feelings so heavily on your race and gender. I see you as an individual, not as a member of a group. The fact is skin color and gender do not define people. Their values, principles, and personalities do. I think you should join the vast majority of Americans who are well past caring about their “identities” and are above pigeonholing people based on those identities as if everyone’s thinking must conform to fit that “identity”! God made each of us unique, and I celebrate that. I also celebrate the diversity of thought and ideology that has nothing to do with the identity-obsession the left constantly pushes.”
But, of course he missed the opportunity to say something meaningful and opted for political speak. Very sad.
Someone ought to interrupt Gayle King’s pity party long enough to show her this
Several black activist groups are holding a protest on Monday in defense of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite and racist revealed to have close ties to prominent Democratic politicians and activists.
Black Lives Matter, the New Black Panther Party and the National Action Network are among the groups spearheading the protest, the organizers said in a press release.
The groups are protesting a House resolution, introduced by Republican Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita, that formally condemns Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism. The activists instead want lawmakers to pass a resolution condemning President Donald Trump.
Rev. Al Sharpton has been NAN’s president since he founded the group in 1991. Sharpton is also a contributor on MSNBC and hosts “PoliticsNation,” a one-hour weekly show on the network. The NAN and MSNBC did not return requests for comment.
So, they will not only condemn Farrakhan’s fanaticism, and that of his cult of a “church” but they oppose anyone else condemning it? What else should we expect from this bunch of camel dung? The Left, is evil, never forget that.
Senator Chucky is a walking museum of hypocrisy, Doug Powers explains
Voting against a judicial nominee based on skin color isn’t a problem for Chuck Schumer, as long as the nominee in question is white, apparently:
The Democrat from New York said on the Senate floor that he could not vote to approve Marvin Quattlebaum for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina because he is a white man replacing two black Obama nominees.
“The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary,” Schumer complained. “Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African American.”
“As of February 14th, 83 percent of the President Trump’s confirmed nominees were male, 92 percent were white. That represents the lowest share of non-white candidates in three decades,” he continued. “It’s long past time that the judiciary starts looking a lot more like the America it represents. Having a diversity of views and experiences on the federal bench is necessary for the equal administration of justice.”
Hmmm, perhaps Senator Schumer should lead in creating more “diversity” Powers explains
And what percentage of the Senate is white, Chuck? Maybe resign and let a minority take your place and lead by example!
Jemele Hill, has moved on
While the network isn’t firing Ms. Hill, it is shifting her to a forum where her political agenda of lashing out against white people will be a better fit. She has been shifted to ESPN’s racial grievance desk or as it is formally known “The Undefeated” which is a website/blog that is described as “The premier platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports, and culture” and may she rot there.
Outspoken liberal Jemele Hill will no longer host ESPN’s flagship “SportsCenter,” ESPN insiders have confirmed to Fox News. She will be re-assigned to a new role at The Undefeated, the company’s site that covers the intersections of sports and race, according to Sports Illustrated.
The controversial Hill famously called President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter last year. ESPN initially declined to punish her but then sidelined her for two weeks in October when she violated the company’s social media guidelines a second time by calling on fans to boycott the Dallas Cowboys’ advertisers after owner Jerry Jones told players they would be benched if they did not stand up during the national anthem.
Several ESPN insiders have told Fox News that the move was Hill’s choice, but sports talk radio host Clay Travis tweeted that she was “booted” due to “collapsing ratings.”
Oh Jemele Hill, no more Sportscenter for you. All that self-contrived bitterness you spewed got you didn’t it? Of course now you can blame RAAAAACISM and play your favorite role, a victim. Jemele, it was not RAAAAACISM, it was ratings. Face it no one wants to watch someone’s constant whining.
A parent wants “To Kill A Mockingbird” banned because racial slurs give “power over people of color,” according to a Thursday report.
Tujama Kameeta, who has a son at Monona Grove High School in Monona, Wisc., is trying to get the school to ban the book due to its racial slurs, reported Madison 365. The school will conduct a formal review process of author Harper Lee’s classic book.
“The n-word is used so many times that it numbs the readers to its potency,” said Kameeta in a statement obtained by Madison 365. “Reading the book just perpetuates racists thoughts and attitudes in a school district that actively discriminates against children of color.”
The book is a classic, and, is in no way racist. I wonder if Tujama speaks out against rap music? If hearing the word nigger, which is used repeatedly in rap is so potent then certainly rap is a bigger danger to Black youth is it not?
Kameeta believes that Atticus Finch “reinforces the Hollywood stereotype of the white savior” and complained about what he perceived to be a lack of black agency in the book. The parent claimed the existence of racial inequality in the 83 percent white Monona Grove School District, noting that white student literacy increased while black student literacy decreased in the region from 2016 to 2017.
Well, Tujama, it seems working to teach Black kids to read, which would be a wonderful thing would yield far more positive results than seeking to ban a book. Imagine that idea, teaching kids to read rather than telling what they can read. But activists are going to be activists, and all too often that means promoting division, anger, and false narratives rather than actually fixing problems.