Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin will not be rejoining the team anytime soon and will remain in Los Angeles, his hometown, where he is currently receiving counseling and waiting for the NFL investigation to finish, according to CBSSports.com.
Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.
Romney supporters, including his son Tagg, have moved away from dog whistle politics and are now engaging in outright disrespectful and racist campaigning.
While it is reported that 94% or more of African-Americans support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming national presidential election, the rarely-spoken question is: Are many African-Americans only voting for Obama because he’s black?
While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.
The media keeps suggesting that the racism regarding candidates has to do with whites not wanting to vote for a black man, even though Barack Obama won a presidential election with a great amount of white support in 2008. What the media isn’t talking about is the NBC-Wall Street survey results which say that there are basically no black supporters for the Caucasian candidate, Mitt Romney, in 2012.
In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.
As the investigation continues into the death of a Miami teen shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, the victim’s family is speaking out about the senseless tragedy.
This week the Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a rally demanding justice for the family of a black teen who was shot and killed by a white neighborhood watch volunteer in a gated Sanford community.
Florida has a reputation of being a welcoming, tourist destination. But according to the Anti-Defamation League, there’s a dark side of the Sunshine State full of hate groups.