Dog Whistling and Racism in US Politics

The Daily Caller has a good piece on the American left’s obsession with finding racism everywhere. Last night, Ann Romney sought to dispel the notion that somehow she and Mitt have had a “storybook marriage.” So she pointed out that their life together included struggles, such as her MS and breast cancer. And then she concluded: “What… Continue reading Dog Whistling and Racism in US Politics

Voter ID debate – over.

For people who aren’t familiar, there is an ongoing debate in the US about presenting ID when voting. The argument for is pretty straightforward: if you want to vote, you should be able to prove who you are in order to prevent fraud. The counter-argument is less… calm and rational. Let’s let Idiot give a typical rendition with a local slant. Which is of… Continue reading Voter ID debate – over.

Shock horror, movie casting people on looks

This sounds awful. At 1.5 metres (5ft), Naz Humphreys has the essential requirement to be a hobbit extra, but the British Pakistani has been told she’s not white enough. “It’s 2010 and I still can’t believe I’m being discriminated against because I have brown skin,” Ms Humphreys said. She travelled from Auckland to Hamilton last… Continue reading Shock horror, movie casting people on looks

Racist Babies

LGF has a post on the British idea to check babies for racism. Toddlers who turn their noses up at spicy food from overseas could be branded racists by a Government-sponsored agency. The National Children’s Bureau, which receives £12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, has issued guidance to play leaders and nursery… Continue reading Racist Babies