Discussion in 'Boogie Town' started by Ozzy Bon Halen, Jul 7, 2012.
#150. Air Pollution is hideously RACIST!!
#151. The term "Inner City" is Racist!
#152. Refusing to date outside of your race is racist....
#153. The Producers of the show The Real Housewives of Atlanta are RACIST!
#154. Disney's The Jungle Book is RACIST!!!!!
According to Alex Jones fluoridated water affects blacks more than whites.
The United States Department of Defense will review new hairstyle regulations for all branches of service after female African-American soldiers and members of the Congressional Black Caucus called new U.S. Army hair rules "racially biased" when the new policy was instituted in late March.
"During the next three months, each service will review their hairstyle policies as they pertain to African-American women to ensure standards are fair and respectful of our diverse force, while also meeting our military service's requirements," Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon's press secretary, said Tuesday in a statement, echoing an order by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
The new rules banned and further regulated natural hairstyles primarily worn by African-American women in an attempt to homogenize the appearance of American soldiers, according to The Washington Post. The U.S. Army cracked down on the width of braids, and banned both twists and dreadlocks, The New York Times reported.
Within five days after the military instituted the new regulations, 17,000 people had signed a White House petition asking for the policy to be reviewed, according to The Times. There are 26,700 African-American women on active duty in the army.
The 16 female members of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote a letter to Hagel earlier this month that asked for the rules to be revamped. The letter called the army's regulations "discriminatory," and said the policy displayed a lack of "cultural sensitivity."
On Tuesday, Hagel showed he was listening.
"After [Hagel] gets these reviews, after a thorough review of the service recommendations, he will make whatever appropriate adjustments to DoD policy [that] are necessary," Kirby said.
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-Oh.), who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, released an appreciative statement following the announcement.
“I want to thank Secretary Hagel for his thoughtful response to the concerns of members of the Congressional Black Caucus and to many women of color currently serving in our Armed Forces," she said. "Secretary Hagel has committed to a careful review of each service’s language and grooming policies to ensure both are clear of offensive language and are respectful of the diversity within our armed forces."
Snow didn’t paralyze Atlanta. Racism did.
Then there’s the part about having “too narrow a sense of social responsibility.” Exhibit A here is the failure in 2012 of a massive $7.2 billion transportation initiative, which would have paid for sorely needed regional highway improvements and funneled $600 million into the Atlanta Beltline, an innovative proposal to link neighborhoods in the city by light rail, using 22 miles of abandoned cargo lines left over from Atlanta’s heyday as a railroad hub. To which the voters of the metropolitan Atlanta area said: Hell, no. Here is a region that even without freak snowstorms is choking on its own traffic, which has built its reputation on being a transportation hub, which is looking at a future when gas will never be less than $3 a gallon again, and all voters could think about was how much they hated government and paying taxes. They had their reasons—Georgia has no shortage of political corruption, and in 2012 the economy was still deeply in the tank—but even so, it was like watching folks refuse to get out of a burning house because they objected to the way the firemen were holding the ladder.
And, of course, there’s race. Race is a recurring motif in the long history of the city-rural divide in Georgia politics, as well as the uneasy history of relations between the leaders in City Hall and the state Capitol just down the street. Much as white Southerners despise being labeled “racist” whenever they vote Republican—and I do understand why that makes them mad—it is still a fact that you cannot separate anything in the South entirely from the question of race.
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Gardeners' Question Time? It's so racist: Sociologist rails at references to 'non-native' plants
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Crowdsourcin' app warnin' about "sketchy" areas o' towns be ray-cess-
I was going to write "Ferguson, Missouri is safe...NOT" at the linked site, but comments are closed. Probably because of people like us denizens of TBB.