An outraged parent's criticism of Critical Race Theory (CRT) is going viral online. Ty Smith, a father of two sons, spoke out against the anti-race movement at an Illinois school board meeting.
Smith, who holds two medical degrees, questioned the theory of teaching Black children that they are oppressed.
"How did I get where I am right now if some white man kept me down?"
Smith complained that CRT teaches children how to hate each other. CRT also teaches Black children that they will never get ahead because of white people.
"You're going to deliberately teach [Black] kids, 'this white kid right here got it better than you because he's white'? You're going to purposely tell a white kid that black people are all down and oppressed? How do I have two medical degrees if I'm sitting here oppressed?"
Smith, who hosts the "Cancel This" program on Cities 92.9FM talk radio, appeared on Fox News to talk about the video going viral.
He said he taught his two sons (ages 17 and 19) to treat people with respect -- not based on the color of their skin.
At the end of the video, a woman shouts at Smith, "Don't scream." The video ends abruptly as people turn on her.
Watch the video below.
Kid Rock refuses to apologize for using a gay slur during a performance at a Tennessee bar last weekend.
The 50-year-old musician was performing at the FishLipz Bar & Grill in Smithville, Tennessee on Saturday, June 5, when he objected to audience members filming him with their cell phones.
Kid Rock shouted "f--k your iPhone" and called audience members "f--king f-ggots". The footage was obtained by TMZ and went viral on Monday, prompting gay rights activists to demand an apology from the rap-rocker.
Instead, on Wednesday, Kid Rock tweeted in the third person:
"If Kid Rock using the word faggot offends you, good chance you are one. Either way, I know he has a lot of love for his gay friends and I will have a talk with him. Have a nice day."
He signed off as Bob Ritchie, his real name.
Last month, Kid Rock was caught up in a racial controversy after showing support for fellow white musician Morgan Wallen, who was suspended from his label and banned from country music radio stations after he was filmed using the N-word during a night out with friends.
Kid Rock, who has a biracial son, offered Wallen his first gig following the controversy at his Nashville bar.
The word f-ggot is an LGBT+ insult in American culture. But in Britain, it means a bundle of small sticks tied together with string.
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Joe Biden sparked outrage on Black Twitter when he suggested Black business owners would be as successful as white entrepreneurs if they had lawyers and accountants.
The president made the comments during a press conference in Tulsa, OK, where he spoke at the 100-year anniversary of the Black Wall Street race riot.
Biden said young black entrepreneurs are "just as capable of succeeding given the chance as white entrepreneurs are, but they don't have lawyers, they don't have accountants."
As usual, Biden's remarks about the Black community drew confusion and dismay on social media.
Conservative commentator @KatiePavlich tweeted: "Wait until Joe Biden finds out black people are lawyers and accountants."
Another Twitter user said, Black people don't know how to get IDs and they can't get lawyers or accountants.
And a third user wrote, "If you have an accountant, you ain't Black!"
Harry Windsor and his wife Meghan Markle face criticism over their deal with a company that sells skin-whitening cream.
The Duke and Duchess announced last week that they have joined forces with Proctor & Gamble, which sells a controversial Olay skin-lightening cream, according to the Mirror newspaper.
The Olay "natural white" UV Protection whitening cream is on sale in African countries, where skin bleaching is an epidemic among Black Africans.
Black Twitter lashed out at the couple after news of the deal broke.
"Meghan has talked a lot about the issue of race and racism, so this does stick out like a sore thumb," Alex Malouf, a former Procter & Gamble executive, told the Mirror.
The company's Olay brand sells the White Radiance moisturizer in India, Malaysia and Singapore, the Daily Mail reported.
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Lil Nas X lashed out at Nike for blocking his bag after a judge issued a restraining order banning sales of his "Satan shoes" on Monday.
The judge issued the order against sneaker design company MSCHF Product Studio after Nike filed a lawsuit blocking the sale and distribution.
The Air Max 97 sneakers sold out in less than a minute following the launch on Monday. MSCHF claimed the sneakers contain one drop of human blood in the soles.
The one-hit rapper tried to circumvent the restraining order by giving away the sneakers for free on social media.
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He took to Twitter to inform his followers that he couldn't even give away the sneakers for free.
"sorry guys i'm legally not allowed to give the 666th pair away anymore because of the crying nerds on the internet," he wrote.
"I haven't been upset until today, i feel like it's f***ed up they have so much power they can get shoes cancelled. freedom of expression gone out the window. but that's gonna change soon."
Some of his Twitter followers were unsympathetic. One fan reminded the rapper that fans are fickle.
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Journalists slammed CNN for declaring "there is no consensus" for doctors "assigning" sex at birth.
CNN made the controversial statement while reporting a news story about South Dakota banning male-to-female trans athletes from girl’s sports.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem declined to sign legislation banning trans athletes from girls sports.
CNN reporter Devan Cole wrote, "It's not possible to know a person's gender identity at birth." He added, "There is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth."
Other reputable journalists noted that Cole does not hold a medical license.
Twitter user @Roninresearch wrote: "My wife delivered babies for 23 years and she could tell real easy what the gender was... Oddly enough so could the parents."
"I'm not a doctor, @CNN but if you look just below the waist you may get some insight," Craig Seymour wrote.
Media critic Lee Sobotka wrote, "CNN isn’t a news organization. They are straight up activists."
One Twitter user wrote: "I've gotten used to a lot of woke craziness. Never thought I'd see biological sex in scare quotes."
The Biden administration is reportedly considering an executive order banning hospitals from declaring a newborn's sex on birth certificates.
A judge has blocked Lil Nas X's "Satan Shoes" from shipping out to customers. It isn't clear if the few sneaker resellers who bought the shoes will get refunds.
A federal judge blocked MSCHF from shipping out the shoes after Nike filled a lawsuit on Monday, March 29.
According to reports, the Air Max 97 sneakers contained one drop of human blood in the soles.
Parents were furious that Lil Nas X exposed their children to devil worshipping. There is even talk of canceling the one-hit rapper.
In a response to the lawsuit, MSCHF bosses told the court the sneakers are "individually-numbered works of art that were sold to collectors for $1,018 each."
Nike's legal team questioned the marketing of the product. The lawyers said fans believed the brand was part of the marketing scheme
Nike's lawyers responded, "There's no statements that Nike is affiliated."
Lil Nas X is still feeling the backlash from angry fans who believe they were duped.
The "Old Town Road" rapper -- who came out as openly homosexual in 2019 -- said his new music is "who I am and what I stand for"
In a day in the life video with Vogue, he said, "I'm writing about my actual life and things that I’m actually going through. This album will give people a greater sense of who I am and what I stand for."
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Rapper Lil Nas X sparked controversy in the religious community with his new video "Montero (Call Me By My Name)."
The Queens admitted they were wrong to co-sign LNX as a role model for their children.
The 21-year-old rapper came under fire for appearing to worship the devil in his music video. In one scene, Lil Nas X kisses the devil and gives Lucifer a lap dance.
The Queens looked puzzled and befuddled. You could almost hear them asking, how could we have been so wrong?
"It's a lot for the kids that are watching," said host Claudia Jordan.
Co-host Syleena Johnson was the most conflicted of the Queens. She straddled the line between expressing support for the LGBT+ community and condemning the Satanic message in LNX's music video.
"Who are the people that are advising him?" Johnson asked. Who is over there saying this is good?"
According to Johnson, Lil Nas X's advisors could have given him better guidance and rejected his anti-religious symbolism.
"Black folk don't play when it come to the Lord," said actress Vivica A. Fox.
"I think that he just went too far," said co-host LisaRaye McCoy, whose granddaughter is a huge LNX fan.
"...[H]e's an artist and he just wanted that shock value, which is what he fed into," she said.
"I don't want my grandbaby seeing that at all now," she said. "I'm like no, and I'm afraid that when she goes to [play] his 'Old Town Road' video, that that one is gon' play next..."
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Nike says the bloody Air Max 97 sneakers released by rapper Lil Nas X and MSCHF were not authorized for sale.
Lil Nas X and MSCHF launched 666 individually numbered pairs of shoes at a cost of $1,018 per shoe on Monday, March 29. The shoes reportedly sold out in under a minute.
In a lawsuit filed on Monday in New York federal court, Nike said MSCHF Product Studio, the company that partnered with the one-hit rapper, materially altered its trademarked product without permission.
The corporation was also annoyed that MSCHF used its brand to promote Satan worship.
"The material alterations include at least referring to the shoe as the Satan Shoe, adding red ink and human blood to the midsole, adding red embroidered satanic-themed detailing, adding a bronze pentagram to the laces, and adding a new sock liner.
"There is already evidence of significant confusion and dilution occurring in the marketplace, including calls to boycott Nike in response to the launch of MSCHF’s Satan Shoes based on the mistaken belief that Nike has authorized or approved this product."
Nike is suing MSCHF for trademark infringement and seeking compensatory, statutory and punitive damages, plus all of the profits in an amount to be determined.
Nike also asked the court to order that the shoes and all marketing materials be turned over to Nike for destruction.
Lil Nas X is under fire for worshipping Satan in his new single "Montero (Call Me By My Name)" which dropped last week.
The music video featured the openly LGBT+ rapper giving Satan a lap dance and riding a stripper pole into hell.
LNX was unapologetic as parents everywhere criticized him for exposing their innocent children to Satanic worship.
Rapper Joyner Lucas, 32, was among the parents who called out the 21-year-old one-hit wonder on social media.
The father of one, best known for his rap single "I'm Not Racist," tweeted:
"I think the biggest problem for me is the fact he dont understand 'old town road' is every kids anthem. Children love him for that record. They tuned in and subscribed to his channels. So with no disclaimer he just dropped some left field ish & all our kids seen it. Smh [sic]."
LNX clapped back by blaming Lucas and other parents for not monitoring their children's media.
"I literally sing about lean & adultery in old town road. u decided to let your child listen. blame yourself," he tweeted.
Resellers managed to get their hands on all 666 individually pairs of LNX's bloody "Satan shoes" on Monday, March 29.
The Nike Air Max 97 sneakers, containing one drop of human blood, were sold out within minutes of the launch.