"The army stationed me down South when I was younger, and I couldn’t even use the same bathroom as white people. But things have changed so much. The younger generation isn’t nearly as racist. I’ve been sitting here for fifty years. So much has changed. This neighborhood used to be all black. A white person couldn’t even walk down this street. All the races kept to themselves. Now you’ve got Indians talking to Pakistanis, blacks talking to whites, everybody is here and learning from each other’s cultures. I’ve been sitting here for 50 years. Things are getting better."
President Obama said âthere will be costsâ if Russia violated Ukraineâs sovereignty, and he expressed concern about reports of Russian military movements in Crimea.
This is life in Florida — guns everywhere, and laws that favor the trigger-happy. Shoot first, then cry self-defense.
Kids playing rap music too loud? Lock and load.
Some guy texting at the movies? Teach him some manners.
Don’t walk away from an argument when you can end it with a bullet. Stand your ground and hope you get the right jury.
Welcome to Planet NRA.
Carl Hiaasen, a columnist for The Miami Herald
To be clear it is only white American men in Florida enjoying the ‘stand your ground’ privilege of consequence-free murders(via muckrakingiswomenswork)
Every year white people add 100 years to how long ago slavery was. I’ve heard educated white people say, ‘slavery was 400 years ago.’ No it very wasn’t. It was 140 years ago…that’s two 70-year-old ladies living and dying back to back. That’s how recently you could buy a guy.
While the members of the various Tea Party organizations and the activists of Occupy Wall Street might be focused on the different parts of the problem….they have at their root a common genesis: important problems that go unaddressed because our political system has devolved into a ceaseless [re-election] campaign…
Women. We’re curvy, skinny, hood, pretty, cute, ethnic, bad, dime pieces, unicorns, babes, pieces of tail, juicy, fine, sexy, foxes, sultry, voluptuous… The list goes on.
With Presidents Day last week, some conservative pundits deemed it prudent to reevaluate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. As you might expect, this resulted in the spewing of a lot of truly asinine ideas.
If you’re using a credit card issued by Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, or another mega-bank, with each charge you could be supporting mountaintop-removal coal mining, fraudulent foreclosure practices, predatory lending, or worse.
Ukraine has issued an arrest warrant for fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych, announcing that he is wanted for mass murder. Yanukovych is on the run after bloody street protests in which police snipers killed dozens of opposition demonstrators captured international attention.
If you think a small shareholder can’t get the attention of the multibillion-dollar palm oil industry, think again. Lucia von Reusner lives half a world away from the palm oil plantations in Southeast Asia that have become notorious for environmental, labor and human rights abuses.
Clothing retailer Gap, Inc. announced Wednesday that it will raise its hourly minimum wage to $10, a change that will affect 65,000 U.S. employees. GAP employees who are now earning the minimum wage will make $9.00 in June of 2014 and $10 in June of 2015. GAP, which also owns Banana Republic, Old Navy, Priperlime, Athleta, and Intermix, operates in more than 50 countries and employees 135,000 people around the world.
“To us, this is not a political issue,” GAP Chairman and CEO Glenn Murphy said. “Our decision to invest in frontline employees will directly support our business, and is one that we expect to deliver a return many times over.” In a release, the company argues that increasing the minimum wage will help retain “attract and retain great talent” and improve customers’ experience.