Racism Just My Ignant Opinion

One thing I do know is a black man can be dressed to impress, dressed as a businessman or other positive, speak affluent and etc. in a fashion that a white man can be seen in the same but I have heard of many incidents where the black man was treated as less human just because.

I am not going to get into a debate over who is the most racist but when folk do debate the issue, I ask that you make sure that the debate includes the status of the person carrying out the racist act. Actually I have not met a racist black man or know of one.

A black man being abused by a white man in authority be it law enforcement, supervisory role and other titles speaks volume.

A white man being challenged by a black man because of the racism displayed can not be compared to a white man in authority that use his power to carry out his mission.

Clarence Thomas Joins Liberals, Shocks World – Slate

A strange Supreme Court alliance just struck a blow against racial gerrymandering in the United States.

By Mark Joseph Stern

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at the memorial service for his former colleague Antonin Scalia on March 1, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

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On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision holding that two congressional districts in North Carolina were racially gerrymandered in violation of the Constitution. The broad ruling will likely have ripple effects on litigation across the country, helping plaintiffs establish that state legislatures unlawfully injected race into redistricting. And, in a welcome change, the decision did not split along familiar ideological lines: Justice Clarence Thomas joined the four liberal justices to create a majority, following his race-blind principles of equal protection to an unusually progressive result.

Cooper v. Harris, Monday’s case, involves North Carolina’s two most infamous congressional districts, District 1 and District 12. In the 1990s, the Democratic-controlled state legislature gerrymandered both districts into bizarre shapes that appeared to be drawn along racial lines. (Read more)

First Congressional District Democratic Party Met On Saturday May 20, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: US Supreme Court upholds NC gerrymander ruling

We thank each delegate who attended the District Convention this past Saturday and Congressman G.K. Butterfield for such an informative speech.  For those who were unable to attend, click here to review a draft of the meeting minutes. 

Supreme Court rules NC congressional districts gerrymandered – WRAL

The Watch Dog response: Congressman G.K. Butterfield told us on Saturday at the 1st Congressional District Convention to be on the look out for the court ruling. Oops here it is.

By Matthew Burns and Cullen Browder

Washington — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower-court ruling that North Carolina lawmakers relied too much on race when redrawing two congressional districts after the 2010 census.

The ruling doesn’t affect the 2016 elections or future elections because state lawmakers redrew the congressional voting map shortly after the February 2016 ruling, but it could set the stage for a similar ruling regarding North Carolina’s legislative districts, which were challenged on the same grounds.

A panel of three federal judges determined that the 1st Congressional District, which spread like an octopus across northeast North Carolina and has a tentacle that dips into Durham County, and the 12th Congressional District, which snaked along Interstate 85 between Greensboro and Charlotte, were drawn specifically so that the majority of voters in each were black. (Read more)

You Are Invited To The Democratic Women Edgecombe County Meeting Thursday May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

 

6:00 – 7:30 pm

 

Pender Room, Edgecombe County Memorial Library, Tarboro

 

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TENTATIVE AGENDA ITEMS

 

  • Reports from County and District Conventions and Annual Meeting
  • Planning for 2017 and 2018

 

  • Internal Communications
  • Membership
  • Finance and Fundraising
  • Party Relations
  • Action Committees for 2018
  • Meeting Schedule

 

All members and those interested in our work

on behalf of the Democratic Party in Edgecombe County are invited.