On The Corner March 5th, 2013

March 5, 2013

Oberlin College cancels classes to address racial incidents

Oberlin-racism-KKK(CNN) – Oberlin College in Ohio suspended classes Monday after a student reported seeing a person resembling a Ku Klux Klan member near the college’s Afrikan Heritage House.  The sighting of the person wearing a white hood and robe was reported early Monday morning and follows a string of recent hate incidents on Oberlin’s campus that have ignited shock and confusion among the student body.  Read More 

Voting Rights: Scalia v. minority protection 

Antonin Scalia - Caricature(Reuters)–It’s rare to reach a point in our national sense of humor that a sitting Supreme Court justice emerges as the butt of popular jokes for comments he made during an oral argument. That’s what happened last week, however, after Justice Antonin Scalia asked lawyers defending Congress’s extension of Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act whether maintaining the pre-clearance formula for nine “covered” states, which are subject to federal oversight, was really just a “racial entitlement” program and not a constitutional necessity.  Read More

Dennis RodmanDennis Rodman urges Barack Obama to call his new BFF Kim Jong Un

(Los Angeles Times)–It’s a real-life scenario so bizarre and outlandish it seems like it was dreamed up by the writers of“South Park” or “30 Rock”: Retired NBA player turned C-list reality star Dennis Rodman travels toNorth Korea, becomes the first American known to publicly meet with dictator Kim Jong Un, then returns to the U.S. proclaiming his admiration for the leader on ABC’s “This Week.”  Rodman sat down for an interview with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, a situation that would have been mind-bogglingly weird even if the  “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” cast member hadn’t just returned from one of the world’s most isolated and oppressive countries.  Read More

Melissa Harris-Perry Drops knowledge on the origins of the Harlem Shake















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