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Foundations Funding Voter Suppression Are New Klu Klux Klan Members

Black news from Pasadena - Editorial - Voter Suppression Are New Klu Klux Klan MembersThe history of this great country is littered with people and organizations who are dedicated to maintaining, or dare I say conserving, the way of life that guarantees the myth of White Supremacy. In the early days of this country, the Klu-Klux Klan and their cousins, the White Citizens Council, were formed to maintain the flame of supremacy. Today, the keepers of the flame are foundations and billionaires like the now infamous Koch Brothers and Vegas casino owner, Sheldon Adelson, and others of their ilk. This week, the Melissa Harris Perry show on MSNBC exposed two more keepers of the flame, The Einhorn Foundation and the Bradley Foundation. Blacks who flock to Las Vegas Sands should know that their their hard earned dollars are funding people and policies against their own self interests.

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Racism Trumps Religion in the Republican/Tea Party

African American news from Pasadena - Editorial - Racism Trumps Religion in the Republican/Tea PartyThere was a time when Christians tended to be more concerned with candidates who shared issues of their faith than with any thing else. That all seems to have gone by the wayside with a Black Christian President named Barack Obama and the possibility that he will serve another term. The so-called Christians today would rather vote for a candidate who is a member of a cult, by their own definition, and is a liar acting in violation of God's law that says, "Thou shall not bear false witness," i.e.: lie.

The Christian Holy Bible says that liars shall burn in the lake of fire. White Republicans who profess to be Christians seem to be willing to burn in the lake of fire than re-elect a black president. The other conclusion is that they are not true followers of Jesus Christ and never believed in Jesus Christ in the first place. In past years, they have called themselves the moral majority, but they are neither moral nor are they the majority.

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Vote in Your Own Self Interest

TheBlack news from Pasadena - Editorial - strength in numbers...vote in your own self interest...re is a Christmas song that says, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas." Well it's beginning to feel a lot like election time as we draw nearer to November 6, 2012 to determine whether the money of racist billionaires can outdo the will of the people to re-elect Barack Obama for a second term.

I've seen a lot of elections in my years on this earth, but I can't remember when racism and sexism played such a great part. Every time I hear a Republican talk about returning to better times, I wonder what times are they talking about? Are they talking about a time when a Black person could only dream of being elected President of the United States? Is that why they call it the American Dream?

The other point that is interesting is the large number of persons who are willing to vote against their own self interests. Why? There are women who are willing to vote for a man who is promising to close the door to affordable health care for women, such as Planned Parenthood, and prescribe to a theory that women should work, even if they are not guaranteed wages equal to men for the same work as spelled out in the Lilly Ledbetter Act. This was the first bill that President Obama signed once he was elected to the office of President.

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Just Get Out of the Way

African American news from Pasadena - Editorial - American-style TalibanIn Karachi, Pakistan, this week, a fourteen year old girl named Malala Yousafzai, was on a bus on her way home from school when a gunman of the Taliban party boarded the bus, asked for her and shot her in the head. Her crime was advocating for education for girls in Pakistan, in violation of Taliban rules against girls getting an education. Priority for educational opportunities only go to males.

In Austin, Texas, a white female named Abigail Fisher was denied admission to the University of Texas. She decided that too many blacks were admitted in front of her and she should be admitted instead of the blacks. She sued for discrimination and last week her case was heard by the United States Supreme Court. The question basically was, and remains, should America still seek diversity and/or Affirmative Action to provide opportunities for admission to professional schools or simply maintain the status quo and keep professional schools mostly white?

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The Many Issues of Concern

Black news from Pasadena - Editorial - on many issues of concern nationally, statewide, and locally you can do something aboutThere is so much going on that I am remembering the song, "What's Going On." On the national level, the re-election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, is the primary issue facing America. It's hard to believe that there are enough American people that hate having a Black man as president so much that they would subject America to a Mitt Romney presidency. Just because someone is White doesn't mean he is automatically right. The contrary is true also. We really don't need a narcissistic man who believes that we should live so the rich can get richer and the poor get poorer.

Do we really need a president so out of touch with the needs of American people that he would announce that he will get rid of Big Bird and close down Sesame Street? Sesame Street is still the largest classroom in America. My kids "attended" Sesame Street. At the same time, Romney admits he will promote tax and social policies that protect the giants on Wall Street. Worst of all, he is a liar. If I have to explain that, then America is in real trouble.

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