Monday monday monday

In Europe’s view- racism is uniquely American.

Much of the European media coverage portrays the incident as part of a larger trend: what they seem to see as the pervasive and enduring problem of American racism.

European outlets, of course, aren’t the only ones to suggest that Trayvon Martin’s death, and particularly the lack of a local police investigation, involved racism. That’s a premise of the recent hoodie protests in the U.S., as well. Race and racism lie at the heart of the Trayvon Martin uproar in the U.S.

And, then you have the John Derbyshire incident, for which he was fired from National Review. Among the racist advice he shared:

(10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.

(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.

(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).

(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.

(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.

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(10i) If accosted by a strange black in the street, smile and say something polite but keep moving.

Racist, right?

Jeff at Protein Wisdom:

If this is the case, the issue of race in the US is settled. And it’s been settled on the side of the anti-foundationalists — with a whimpering tap out from those on the side of individualism. That is, the ideals of our Constitution have been effectively jettisoned, and individual primacy has been displaced by by the ascendancy of identity politics and group narratives, individual autonomy by appeals to racial and gender “authenticity” and a pernicious PC culture that has resulted not only in Crimethink, but in a rabid defense of such by those who, ideologically, would purport to stand against it. And that’s because they fear being labeled “racist” by the left, which makes one of its defining political goals ownership over various (minority) identity groups whom they then keep confined to the reservation by threatening them with banishment from the group.

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Keep watching this story.

A 37-year-old Haitian-born mother of seven who claimed at the start of the week that she held a winning Mega Millions ticket now says that she has lost it.

Mirlande Wilson, who claimed to hold one of three winning tickets in the $US656 million Mega Millions lottery has told a Washington television station that she has “misplaced” it.

Colleagues at the McDonald’s restaurant in Baltimore, Maryland, where Ms Wilson is an assistant manager, disputed her claim that the ticket was hers, arguing they were part of a workplace pool and entitled to share the prize.

I have an inkling there will be more chapters. My prediction? Mirlande Wilson quietly moves (in the middle of the night) with no forwarding address.

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One Comment on “Monday monday monday”


  1. When I was growing up in the ‘burbs of Flint, many of those would have been called “safety tips”.


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