Black diners ejected from restaurant

A Charleston man who says he and his family were racially discriminated against at a restaurant took his complaints to Facebook, reports Live 5 News. Michael Brown says he and other family members were celebrating at Wild Wing Cafe in North Charleston, when a shift manager asked the raucous party to move to another section because a white customer was uncomfortable.

"She said there's a situation where one of our customers feels threatened by your party, so she asked us not to seat you in our section, which totally alarmed all of us because we're sitting there peaceably for two hours," explains Brown. "Obviously, if we were causing any conflict, we would have been ejected out of the place hours before."

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Just 24 days before the nation chooses a new president, the race for the White House has taken on an ominous tone.

Someone fired a shot at the field campaign office for President Obama in Denver, Colorado on Friday. There were staffers in the office at the time that the shot was fired around 3:30 p.m. said Denver police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez.

A window at the field office was shattered by the gunshot, but there were no reported injuries. Police are reviewing surveillance video, but so far the only lead is a car seen leaving the area. Police aren't releasing any other details to the media.

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Actress Stacey Dash sparked outrage when she tweeted her endorsement for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The former "Single Ladies" star tweeted: “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future." She also retweeted a message from Romney's official Twitter page that read: “Women have had enough of @BarackObama’s disappointment. We need new leadership to get our economy growing again.”

Stacey's twitter followers immediately reacted with controlled rage and indignation. One confused follower wrote “Wait stacey dash is voting for romney? you get a lil money and you forget that you’re black and a woman. two things romney hates.”

And a staff writer for the blog Hello Beautiful wrote: "If Stacey Dash only knew (which she probably doesn’t), Mitt Romney doesn’t exactly support women’s rights. He plans to “get rid” of Planned Parenthood; an organization that funds health services and counseling for women."

The blogger conveniently left out the fact that Planned Parenthood is a racist organization that has played a major role in the mass sterilization of black women.

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rejected a wedding because the couple was black. Yes, kids, racism still exists in America -- especially in the South. This is not news.

Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson planned to hold their wedding in a predominantly white church in Mississippi that they are not members of.

They sent out the invitations to their wedding, but the day before the wedding their pastor informed them that the predominantly white members of First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs did not want a black wedding performed there.

"I wanted to make sure their wedding day was a special day," said Weatherford."

Pastor Stan Weatherford performed the wedding in another church. In response to the media attention, a few church members expressed dismay.

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Sportswear giant Adidas has apologized for "promoting slavery" with their 'shackle' sneakers.

Defending the shoe's designer, Jeremy Scott, as having a "quirky" and "lighthearted" style, Adidas said Monday that it planned to cancel the shoe's release.

"The design of the JS Roundhouse Mid is nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott's outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery," the statement said. "We apologize if people are offended by the design and we are withdrawing our plans to make them available in the marketplace."

The JS Roundhouse mids featured the LA Lakers' orange and purple colors with orange cuffs links at the ankles similar to the shackles worn by Africans during the lucrative slavery trade in the south.

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Sportswear giant Adidas is catching heat for "promoting slavery" by manufacturing 'shackle shoes' trainers.

The JS Roundhouse mids feature the LA Lakers' orange and purple colors with orange cuffs links that are similar to the shackles worn by Africans during the lucrative slave trade in the south.

The promotional copy for the shoe ads posted on Facebook reads: "Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?"

But activists and Facebook users reacted with anger at the premise of Adidas promoting slavery with the shackle shoes.

More than 2000 Facebook users labeled the shoes "offensive" and referred to Adidas as "ignorant" for the insensitive promotional campaign.

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Not everyone in New York is excited about rap mogul Jay Z taking a more hands on approach with the NY Nets.

NY Post columnist Phil Mushnick rankled readers with a racist, venom-filled column on Jay Z's minority ownership of the NY Nets.

In his Equal Time column today, Mushnick wrote the following diatribe about the Nets' new name, cheerleaders and logo which was designed by the aging rap mogul:

"Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York Niggas? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn Bitches or Hoes," he wrote.

From NY Mag:

As long as the Nets are allowing Jay-Z to call their marketing shots — what a shock that he chose black and white as the new team colors to stress, as the Nets explained, their new “urban” home — why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment?

Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N------s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B----hes or Hoes. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way!

The middle aged couple don't fit the profile of common criminals. As they fiddled with the lock on the door of the foreclosed trailer their son had just bought, the couple didn't hear danger creeping up behind them.

Porterdale resident Robert Canoles and his teenage son, Branden, heard noises coming from the property next door Thursday night. Just like George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Florida -- the Canoles saw a black man, and automatically assumed he was a criminal.

They grabbed their AR-15 rifles and snuck up behind Jean-Joseph Kalonji, 61, and his 57-year-old wife, Angelica.

"Shut up or I'll shoot," Canoles allegedly told the Kalonjis who attempted to explain that their son Benji purchased the property legally.

But when asked to provide paperwork to prove the sale, the Kalonjis didn't have the papers with them.

Earlier that day, after their son closed on the sale, their real estate agent urged the couple to go out to the 11 acre property and change the locks on the door.

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Shocking images of the Swedish Minister of Culture carving into a "nigger cake" are sweeping the Internet. The bizarre incident occurred on Saturday in Sweden when Swedish minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth celebrated a tax funded party for the Stockholm cultural elite, aka cultural elitist snobs.

The cake depicts an African tribal woman's breasts, abdomen and vaginal areas. The icing is rich chocolate, and the cake is red velvet.

The Minister of Culture is pictured laughing as she performs a clitoridectomy on the cake by slicing into the area of the cake that depicts the genitals.

A performance artist's head in blackface protrudes from the table. The artist screams each time the cake is sliced. Liljeroth then feeds the cake to the artist.

Makode Linde, the Swedish "performance artist" is also responsible for baking the offensive cake. Maybe it will comfort you to know that Makode is black? See what he looks like after the break.

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Two suspects are being held in the shooting deaths of 3 men in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jake England, 19 (left), and Alvin Watts, 32, were arrested and charged in the homicides. Two other men were injured in the shooting spree which occurred in the span of one hour early Friday. The 2 injured victims are unidentified and remain hospitalized under heavy security. All of the victims were black. The shooters are white.

One of the gunmen, 19-year-old Jake England, reportedly took to his facebook page to express rage that his father was killed by a black man two years ago. But police say there was no connection between the 5 victims and the death of England's father.

Police Chief Chuck Jordan told CBS News Sunday that the victims "appeared to be totally random."

The shootings in Tulsa comes amidst reports of increasing race-related incidents around the country.

The media's self-serving, race-baiting coverage of the Trayvon Martin murder case in Sanford, Florida, might be the trigger for the increase in racial violence and hate crime incidents.

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9 time Grammy winner Mary J Blige thinks Burger King knew exactly what they were doing when they posted an unfinished television commercial on YouTube last week.

The commercial featured a cartoonish Blige, 41, standing on a table top singing the praises of Burger King's crispy fried chicken wraps and all its toppings.

Mary's fans reacted with fury across all social networking platforms when the ad was released. But Mary tells TMZ.com she never signed off on the ad that sparked outrage on Twitter.com for its stereotyping of blacks and fried chicken.

Mary J. tells TMZ, “I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence. Unfortunately, that's not what was happening in that clip."

Burger King yanked the ad from its YouTube channel, claiming the racist ad was released prematurely "before all of the licensing and final approvals were obtained." But that excuse doesn't hold water for Mary.

Mary tells TMZ, "I understand my fans being upset by what they saw. But, if you’re a Mary fan, you have to know I would never allow an unfinished spot like the one you saw go out."

Burger King has since apologized to Mary, and they say a new, completed version of the controversial ad will be released soon.

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As predicted, Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games' broke box office records when it was released over the weekend. The Hunger Games grossed $155 million, more than double what the film 'Twilight' raked in during its opening weekend in 2008 ($69.9 million).

But one thing movie critics didn't predict was the racial tensions that would overshadow the film's opening weekend and evoke hateful social commentary from passionate fans of the book on which the film was based.

Taking a page out of today's cultural obsession with reality TV, The Hunger Games pits young television contestants against each other in a brutal, real-life battle to the death.

But fans of the book are outraged at the film's writers for taking artistic liberties with the book's big screen adaptation (two of the book's principal characters are played by black actors).

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Hundreds of protesters holding bags of Skittles and cans of Arizona iced tea joined together for a “Million Hoodie March” in Union Square in New York City Wednesday.

The peaceful protest was organized by black and white college students, many wearing grey hoodies to symbolize the racist stereotyping that led to the death of Miami teenager Trayvon Martin.

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George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who gunned down 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, used a racial slur during a 911 call to police. Zimmerman called 911 to report a " a real suspicious guy" in his gated community in Sanford, Florida on Feb. 26.

Zimmerman, 28, later told police that he stepped out of his truck to read a street sign when Trayvon attacked him from behind.

Zimmerman said he fired his .9mm handgun in self-defense. Trayvon, who was carrying a bag of candy and a can of iced tea, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

The full audio of the call has been released (without the police edits) -- and now the public knows that Zimmerman is at the very least a racist.

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Ever since Rihanna and her abusive ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, got back together, Rihanna has been throwing subliminal shots at his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, on her Twitter page.

But Karrueche struck back with a diss of her own. When Brown tweeted a photo of himself cooking a meal for Karrueche in February, Karrueche tweeted a pic of the food that Brown prepared for her. The caption read "Yup... Get mad!"

In retaliation, Rihanna tweeted the above picture of a package of rice cakes wearing sunglasses and hoop earrings. The caption below the pic read: "Ima make u my bitch."

Rihanna's Twitter followers made the obvious connection to Brown's girlfriend.

But if you think Brown is going to defend his main chick (Karrueche), or even try to make the peace between his two women -- think again.

The lyrics to Rihanna's "Birthday Cake Remix" -- which Brown hopped on and co-signed -- contain a reference to "rice cakes," which is considered an insult to the Vietnamese. Karrueche is an aspiring model who is part Vietnamese.

So did Rihanna really take it there? Is she being disrespectful and racist because she can't get her way with Chris? Or is Rihanna just being Rihanna?

A racist ESPN headline has basketball fans outraged this morning. It's little consolation to sports fans that ESPN issued an apology for last night's "Chink in the Armor" Jeremy Lin headline -- what matters is that the headline went up in the first place.

Rob King, ESPN.com's editor-in-chief, tweeted a message about the slip-up.

There's no defense for the indefensible. All we can offer are our apologies, sincere though incalculably inadequate.

But sports fans want heads to roll. ESPN radio sports reporter Nubyjas Wilborn, who is no stranger to controversy himself, tweeted:

"Whomever posted it and the editor who didn't catch it sooner probably will get fired. I hope it's nobody I know."

ESPN has yet to comment on an anchor's use of the same phrase during a segment on the Knicks' loss on SportsCenter last night.

Update:

The Chicago Tribune reports that the ESPN employee who wrote the headline has been fired.

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Gabe Aubry has serious issues. This, according to Halle Berry, who is taking the Canadian underwear model back to court for losing his cool and assaulting her nanny.

Radaronline.com reports that Aubry hurled racial epithets and physically assaulted their daughter Nahla's nanny last week. It seems that Aubry kept Nahla home from school for 2 days because he claimed she the 3-year-old was sick. But Aubry neglected to tell Nahla's nanny, who went to the child's private school looking for her.

"The nanny went to pick Nahla up at school and she wasn't there, so she went to Gabriel's home," a source told RadarOnline.com. "Gabriel and the nanny got into an argument because no one alerted her that Nahla didn't go to school."

The source told RadarOnline.com Aubry allegedly called the nanny a racial slur, before things took a turn for the physical.

"She picked up Nahla to leave and Gabriel yelled at her and shoved her out the door so hard that she hit the wall -- while she had Nahla in her arms!" the source alleges, adding that the nanny claims the abuse is ongoing.

According to Radaronline.com, the nanny is so distraught that she has turned in her resignation. Good for Halle for standing up for her people!

According to TMZ, the police report has been filed. Click image to read the report.

The unorthodox teaching methods of teachers at a Norcross elementary school have caused a national uproar. The teachers gave 3rd grade students at Beaver Ridge Elementary a math lesson featuring slavery questions such as figuring out how many beatings a slave would get if he was whipped twice a day for 2 weeks.

Over 100 students were sent home with the math lesson, which featured about 20 questions on slavery. Some parents reacted with fury, accusing the teachers of blatant racism. But education leaders dismiss the allegations of racism.

According to the AJC, Calvine Rollins, president of the Georgia Association of Educators said "the slave math lesson created by a teacher to reinforce a lesson on Frederick Douglass may have used poor judgment, but it shouldn’t lead to the termination of those who wrote or handed it out without reviewing it."

“This is an unfortunate incident,” Rollins said. “I don’t believe the teacher wanted to expose those kids to anything offensive. Gwinnett County teachers are dedicated. They work hard and try on a daily basis to do the right thing.”

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A Dutch magazine is catching heat for publishing an article calling Rihanna a "nigga bitch" -- words the troubled singer has used to refer to herself in the past.

The Parlourmagazine.com article also stated that Rihanna was from Jamaica -- an insult of the highest order to Barbadians who think they're above Jamaicans.

Rihanna's fans inundated the magazine's office with emails, phone calls and online messages expressing their outrage. Rihanna, who was alerted to the magazine's content by her Twitter followers, reacted with a series of angry tweets on her Twitter.com page.

"I hope u can read english, because your magazine is a poor representation of the evolution of human rights! I find you disrespectful and rather desperate!! You ran out of legit, civilized information to print!" she wrote on Twitter.

"There are 1000's of Dutch girls who would love to be recognized for their contributions to your country, you could have given them an article. Instead, u paid to print one degrading an entire race! That's your contribution to this world! To encourage segregation, to mislead the future leaders to act in the past! You put two words together, with the intent of abasement, that made no sense ... 'N---a Bitch'?!....Well with all respect, on behalf of my race, here are my two words for you ... F--- YOU!!!" Source

The magazine's embarrassed editor took to Facebook to apologize profusely to the singer and her fans. Editor-in-chief, Eva Hoeke, wrote: "First: thanks for all your responses. We are of course very fed up over this and especially very shocked. However I'm glad that we're engaging in a dialogue on this page — not everybody does that. Thanks for this. Other than that I can be brief about this: this should have never happened. Period."

Hoeke also implied that the racist insults toward Rihanna were meant as a joke, especially since Rihanna, and blacks in general, use the most degrading terms when referring to ourselves.

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Since being elected president, Barack Obama's policies have been compared to those of crazed German dictator Adolf Hitler by quite a few conservative radio talk show hosts. But when country singer Hank Williams Jr. compared Obama to Hitler on Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" show Monday morning, he was promptly fired for his impetuosity.

ESPN made it clear that Williams was never a full-time employee of the sports network. But they acknowledged that "he is closely linked" to the company for 20 years through Monday Night Football's catchy opening song, "Are you ready for some football?"

ESPN, in a statement, said:

"While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast."

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Vogue Italia has come under fire for a controversial article covering "slave earrings" as fashion accessories.

The fashion magazine's Italian version features a controversial article titled "Slave earrings Hoop earrings: a classic always in evolution." The article reads:

Jewelry has always flirted with circular shapes, especially for use in making earrings. The most classic models are the slave and creole styles in gold hoops.

If the name brings to the mind the decorative traditions of the women of colour who were brought to the southern United States during the slave trade, the latest interpretation is pure freedom. Source

Furious readers have taken to social networking websites to voice their displeasure about the article's wording which is surely designed to bait and inflame its African readers.

This latest furor about insensitivity in marketing comes on the heels of a disastrous marketing campaign by body care giant Nivea which featured a black man in a magazine ad accompanied with the text "Re-civilize yourself."

But unlike Nivea, which later apologized for its insensitivity, Vogue has yet to release a statement.

Pop singer Miley Cyrus recently re-joined Twitter.com after famously deleting her account last year. Earlier today, she tweeted this pic of herself mocking Gucci Mane's jewel encrusted grill.

Anyone who thinks Cyrus is admiring Gucci's grill should remind themselves that this is the same chick who mocked Asian people by pulling her eyes back in photos published by TMZ.com in 2009. The 18-year-old Disney star denied making racial slurs against Asians.

At one time Beyonce Knowles was the reigning queen of Pop -- until she stumbled and was forced to give up her crown to Rihanna. Apparently she has never fully recovered from that public humiliation. Slowly, the paparazzi who once famously stalked Bey, stopped showing up at her appearances. Now I'm told that Bey's people frequently call the wire services with Bey's schedule, but to no avail. The paparazzi just aren't interested in her any more. These pictures surfaced online over the weekend. They show a pale Beyonce with no makeup walking to her waiting limo with her loyal bodyguard, Julius. These new pictures have ignited old rumors that Beyonce is ill. I hope she's okay.

Socialite Paris Hilton, 30, posed with a black baby at the Starlight Children's Foundation 2011 "A Stellar Night" Gala in Century City, CA over the weekend. Hilton is still reeling from accusations of racism after shocking quotes attributed to her from an upcoming book surfaced online last week.

According to the LA Times, a book entitled "Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys Into Fame and Madness" by Neil Strauss contains an encounter he had with the party loving heiress in 1999. Supposedly, Hilton met a biracial guy at another party the previous evening.

Hilton pointed the guy out to Strauss and said, "We were making out, but then we went somewhere where it was bright and I saw that he was black and made an excuse and left. I can't stand black guys. I would never touch one. It's gross." When Strauss asked Hilton, "How black does a guy have to be?" she allegedly responded, "One percent is enough for me."

Gilbert Gottried, the unfunny comedian who supplied the voice of the iconic Aflac duck for the Aflac insurance company, is out of a job after tweeting insensitive "jokes" about the Japanese people.

Gottfried, who deleted his offensive tweets, was informed of his termination yesterday:

“Gilbert’s recent comments about the crisis in Japan were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac. Aflac Japan – and by extension, Japan itself – is part of the Aflac family, and there is no place for anything but compassion and concern during these difficult times.”

Although, his tweets about the Japanese people were in poor taste (and won't be repeated on this blog), no mention is made of his racist jokes about black prisoners that are still up on his Twitter page. Even though it was evident for some time just how racist Gottfried was from his tweets, the company didn't move to fire him until he made fun of the devastation in quake-hit Japan.

My post title is a borrowed phrase from fellow celebrity blogger Fresh who oft questions the media and bloggers' enthusiasm when one of our stars stumbles and falls before they can achieve greatness.

In this case, it's Auburn quarterback Cameron "Cam" Newton who is from College Park, Georgia. He is being scrutinized by the media (and investigated by the NCAA) for walking around with fat pockets when he should be flat broke.

Doesn't Cam know he's supposed to be happy making minimum wage as a chalkboard washer as part of his school's work-study program? These charges are so egregious (taking money to play while he's in college) that even the FBI is investigating!

All of these accusations and investigations could jeopardize his eligibility as a player -- and his claim for the Heisman trophy. Yes we've seen it all before. Just 2 months ago, former USC great Reggie Bush gave back his Heisman trophy after scandalous rumors surfaced that he lined his pockets with USC boosters' cash.

While Reggie Bush's fall from grace is still fresh in the sportswriters' minds, they have turned their attentions to Cam Newton, 21, the leading candidate for the Heisman trophy.

How dare he violate the NCAA's old, antiquated rules that prohibit accepting cash to play college ball, they ask.

Blame it all on FoxSports.com for initially reporting that Newton was accused of cheating on exams as well as being charged with three felony counts – one of which involved a stolen lap-top. [link].

Then there's that mess about Cam's father Cecil calling Mississippi State to inform them that it would take "more than a scholarship" for his son to play there. Cam later regretted his father's decision to choose Auburn for him because "the money was better."

Who's to say that a former MSU player was being truthful when he said Cam was offered $180,000 in cash to play at Auburn? MSU's head coach Dan Mullen hasn't denied the allegations, but that could just be sour grapes because his star quarterback went elsewhere.

Cam Newton still has 3 games to play for Auburn (his team can clinch the SEC West by beating the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday).

The question is, will the Heisman voters allow the rampant rumors and speculation to interfere with their decision to vote for Newton? Especially since nothing has been proven by the FBI or the NCAA?

One thing we do know is that Reggie Bush has forever muddied up the playing field for any black college player to be considered for the Heisman trophy. The sad part is Reggie doesn't even think he's black.

On Wednesday, news analyst Juan Williams found himself without a job after airing his feelings about seeing Muslims on a plane. Yesterday, Williams signed a contract worth $2 million with Fox News cable network.

All's well that ends well? Not exactly.

Williams is still fuming that National Public Radio (NPR) fired him in the first place for simply expressing his feelings during an appearance on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor on Monday.

He is considering taking legal action against the network, and a prominent Republican is calling for Congress to defund NPR, meaning the network will no longer receive millions in public funding.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is also a Fox News contributor, called the firing "an act of total censorship."

Even Whoopi Goldberg, host of 'The View', came out in defense of Williams. "I don't think he should have been fired, because, in fact ... lots of people have this idea," she said.

Williams, a frequent Fox contributor who has written a book on the civil rights movement, said on Monday:

"I mean, look, Bill, I'm not a bigot….But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they're identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."

Bill O'Reilly who had Williams on as a guest again on The O'Reilly Factor last night vigorously defended Williams for expressing his fears -- not his opinion -- on Muslims.

O'Reilly, who noted NPR only had one black journalist -- Williams, said "It's the end of NPR."

He also called the CEO of NPR, Vivian Schiller, "a pinhead" for saying Williams should have kept his feelings about Muslims between himself and “his psychiatrist or his publicist.”

Schiller later apologized on the NPR website for expressing her opinions about Williams. Should she be fired next?

What happened to free speech in this country? We are considered racist or bigoted for expressing our feelings now that we have a Muslim president in the White House?

In the 90s, while on board a flight to New York from Miami, I panicked when I saw a middle Eastern man in full Muslim garb get up out of his seat.

All the man did was stand up in the middle of the flight and I nearly had a heart attack. Why? Because Muslims were notorious for hijacking planes way before September 11, 2001.

Was I being racist to feel that way? Is it racist when the American news networks refer to Nigerians and Africans as Internet scammers?

We all know that a great majority of emails coming out of Nigeria today are sent by scammers. If I receive an email from someone with an African sounding name that begins with "Hello dear," I automatically know what's coming next.

Does that mean I'm being racist or bigoted against Africans? No. It simply means that we all react emotionally to a situation based on our prior experiences and knowledge of that situation.

A down low, gay Saudi prince was found guilty today of killing his black sex slave in February in a London hotel where they were staying.

Prince Saud Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Saud, 34, was found guilty of killing Bandar Abdulaziz, 32, and of causing grievous bodily harm.

A CCTV video taken from a surveillance camera inside a hotel elevator in January shows Al Saud savagely kicking and punching Bandar.

Some believe that the elevator beating was ignored by London's five star Landmark hotel security because the perpetrator was a billionaire Muslim prince who was known to them.

Al Saud is both a grandson and great-nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, one of the richest men in the world (Al Saud's parents are blood cousins).

Bandar's body was found on February 15, 2010, on a bloodstained bed in the hotel suite that he shared with al Saud for a month. He had been abused for weeks, according to prosecutors.

Bloodstains found on the pillow and the room were "consistent with the victim having been the subject of a series of separate assaults before he was killed," the jury was told.

His body bore signs of repeated torture, including bite marks on both cheeks and several knocked out teeth. Al Saud also strangled Bandar with such force that he fractured bones in his neck.

Typical of victims of chronic abuse, there was no indication that Bandar fought back or attempted to defend himself.

The gay scandal was played down all over Europe due to the race of the victim and the gay element. Bandar's race and sexuality was also ignored in the mainstream media in the United States.

Bandar is frequently referred to in the press as the prince's "aide" or his "assistant."

The self-loathing Saudi prince was so fearful of his gay tendencies being exposed, that he murdered his sex slave after hotel staff began whispering about their sexual relationship.

Homosexuality is considered sinful in Islam, and gay Muslims are commonly stigmatized. The Saudi prince routinely traveled out of the country with Bandar to avoid shaming his family.

Source: Atlas Shrugs

After launching an intense manhunt for a crazed black woman who threw acid in a Vancouver woman's face, police announced the "victim" admitted she made the whole thing up.

"She is extremely upset and very remorseful," said police Cmdr. Marla Schuman. "In many ways, this just got bigger than she expected."

"It seems clear to everyone that we have a person here who is in a fragile mental state," she added.

Bethany Storro's story made worldwide headlines after she reported an apparently random acid attack on Aug. 30. Storro told police a black woman carrying a styrofoam cup approached her as she was getting into her car, and said, “Hey, pretty girl, want something to drink?”

When she declined, Storro said the woman threw a caustic substance from the cup into her face. Storro was treated for 2nd degree burns to her face. Days later she bravely held a press conference in the hospital with her face swathed in bandages, and her parents by her side.

Storro credited her last minute decision to wear sunglasses with saving her eyesight.

But it was that small detail that left investigators baffled: the attack allegedly occurred at 7:40 at night.

Detectives said they began to suspect a hoax after other aspects of the case just didn't add up. For instance, investigators looked at the splash pattern of the acid, and the fact that the acid didn't run down her neck.

The case turned when Storro's story continued to change. On Thursday, Vancouver police served a search warrant on the residence where Storro was staying. They declined to say what they recovered inside the home.

The alleged race of the attacker sparked a barrage of racist comments on newspaper message boards all over the country. Some message boards were shut down due to the violent content of the comments.

Police don't believe Storro's parents knew the attack was a hoax. But they should have informed police that their daughter had a history of mental problems.

"They've been fully cooperative with us today," Schuman said.

Clark County Senior Deputy Prosecutor John Fairgrieve said once their investigation is complete the case will go to the prosecutor. Charges could include making a false or misleading statement to a police officer, a gross misdemeanor that's punishable by a maximum of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Storro's mental health will be taken into consideration, Fairgrieve said.

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It would seem so after the former Alaska governor rushed to defend talk radio antagonist Dr. Laura, who announced she's leaving her long-running radio show, presumably so she can insult an entire race of people with impunity whenever she feels like it.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger stirred up controversy when she repeatedly uttered the N-word to a black caller during her radio show on August 10. She later apologized, but Palin stoked the fires of controversy once again when she took to her Twitter page and tweeted:

"Dr. Laura: don't retreat: reload! (Steps aside because her first amendment rights ceased to exist thanks to activists trying to silence. Isn't American, not fair)"

It's obvious that Palin's cloudy judgment confuses ignorance and racial insensitivity with Dr. Laura's inalienable rights to freedom of expression.

“Does anyone seriously believe that Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a racist?” Palin asked in a post on her Facebook page. “Anyone, I mean, who isn’t already accusing all conservatives, Republicans, Tea Party Americans, etc., etc., etc. of being racists?”

Dr. Laura and Sarah Palin prove that even high profile rednecks often blur the boundaries of human decency.

Controversial author and talk radio therapist Dr. Laura Schlessinger showed her true colors during a racist rant against a caller yesterday.

When a sista called into her radio show to complain about her white neighbors' racist reactions to her interracial marriage to a white man, Dr. Laura showed no compassion or understanding. When the sista mentioned the use of the n-word, Dr. Laura went off.

"Black guys use it all the time," she said. "Turn on HBO, listen to a black comic and all you hear is 'nigger, nigger, nigger.' I don't get it. If anybody without enough melanin says it, it's a horrible thing, but when black people say it, it's affectionate."

When Dr. Laura welcomed the same caller back from a commercial break, the caller, who is black, informed Dr. L that she was insulted by her casual use of the n-word.

Dr. Laura immediately jumped on the defensive. "Oh, then I guess you don't watch HBO or listen to any black comedians?," she seethed.

She went even further by including Barack Obama in her rant: "Yeah, we've got a black man that's president and we've got more complaining about race than ever. I mean, I think that's hilarious."

Dr. Laura then attacked the caller for not manning up, telling her she's got a chip on her shoulder. The call quickly went South with Dr. Laura spewing more racist hate and abruptly disconnecting the caller.

She then made a sweeping comment about interracial marriages in general, saying "Don't marry out of your race if you're that hypersensitive about color."

She later apologized once the sh*t hit the fan.