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.
Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.
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.
Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.
One day after Rush Limbaugh called on W. Mitt Romney to use racist attacks against the President, Romney dispatched campaign surrogate John Sununu to deliver a message to the first African American President of the United States: we will teach you how to be an American.
People who claim that Obama is being heckled and disrespected more than any other president tend to have a short memory.
People arriving at the Sheraton for the 28th Philadelphia International Championship seem to be checking out the competition.
The annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is underway on the Schuylkill River. Organizers say this is the biggest Dad Vail in history, with more than 3,800 competitors.
Citing research by Sean Reardon at Stanford University, an article in the New York Times reports that the achievement gap between rich and poor children is widening.
A proposed development in Philadelphia’s Point Breeze neighborhood becomes of lightning rod for racial and income divisions.
This weekend’s NASCAR races in Dover, Del. are expected to boost traffic volume on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
KYW Newsradio is one of the sponsors of the 27th Philadelphia International Cycling Classic this coming Sunday, June 5. The 156-mile classic remains the longest running and most important single-day cycling road race in the United States.
If you’re a runner, you know registration is closed for the big Broad Street race, but there’s another Broad Street run you may not have known about, and it’s helping a young boy with a life-threatening disease.
Police in New Castle County are investigating the death of a man whose body was found submerged in a Wilmington channel Sunday morning.