Family whose SUV plunged off cliff had troubling past riddled with abuse allegations – USA Today

The Watch Dog response: Damn shame the aunt had no criminal record, had good job, raised a child of her own but they would not allow her to get the children. But these white adoptees had a record. It is sad we have come a long ways but we got a damn long ways to go. It goes to show you that White Privilege is a live and well.

Authorities in Oregon, Washington and Minnesota all received reports of child welfare concerns involving Jennifer and Sarah Hart, who died alongside at least three of their children when their SUV plunged 100 feet over a California cliff on March 26.

The crash killed the married couple, and at least three of their six adopted children — Markis, 19, Jeremiah, 14, and Abigail, 14. The other three children are missing, and Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman said it’s likely that they, too, were in the SUV and their bodies may have washed out to sea.

Authorities believe the crash was intentional.

While friends of the couple said they were a caring family, records show several allegations of abuse or neglect.

Here’s a timeline of the allegations: (Read more)


Rush Limbaugh, other conservatives attack NC school over white privilege handout – News & Observer

The Watch Dog response: I am just trying to figure out how this came about because I don’t see what discussing white privilege got to do with the children. Will someone please help me to understand what is the hidden agenda here? Are they trying to send a message to the non white that you need to get your hat and your coat and leave, hit the road jack and don’t you come back no more? I will follow this to see how it continue to unfold.

RALEIGH – Conservatives around the country are attacking the Wake County school system, a Raleigh elementary school and the school’s PTA over a handout about white privilege that was sent home with students.

There’s been national attention since a minority parent at Hunter Elementary School complained this week that her 8-year-old son brought home a handout on understanding the concept of white privilege — the idea that white people get certain benefits due to their skin color.

School officials say the handout from Hunter’s PTA was only intended for parents. But conservatives, including radio show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Todd Starnes, are accusing local school leaders of trying to politically indoctrinate students.

“The white privilege propaganda being distributed at Hunter Magnet Elementary School is disgusting,” Starnes wrote Wednesday on his website. “To shame children and their parents based on the color of their skin is simply unthinkable in this day and age.” (Read more)

The Real Reason White People Say ‘All Lives Matter’– Huffington Post

The Watch Dog response: This is a lengthy article but it is Fabuloustastic! A must read!

Why “Black” Makes Us Uncomfortable

Dear fellow white people, let’s have an honest talk about why we say “All Lives Matter.” First of all, notice that no one was saying “All Lives Matter” before people started saying “Black Lives Matter.” So “All Lives Matter” is a response to “Black Lives Matter.” Apparently, something about the statement “Black Lives Matter” makes us uncomfortable. Why is that?

Now some white people might say that singling out Black people’s lives as mattering somehow means that white lives don’t matter. Of course, that’s silly. If you went to a Breast Cancer Awareness event, you wouldn’t think that they were saying that other types of cancer don’t matter. And you’d be shocked if someone showed up with a sign saying “Colon Cancer Matters” or chanting “All Cancer Patients Matter.” So clearly, something else is prompting people to say “All Lives Matter” in response to “Black Lives Matter.” (Huffington Post)

Definition of white privilege: Nine people killed, 20 shot, no murder charges, everyone released – DailyKos

The Political Agitator’s response: I have seen white privilege over the years so this is not new to me. Anyone who believe white privilege does not exit is ignant to what is going on around them.

If you are not yet familiar with the term white privilege, here’s your introduction to it

On May 17, 2015 in Waco, Texas, 170 people were arrested after a shootout/brawl in which nine people died and 20 were seriously injured. The story took over the news and was covered in an endless loop for days.

Every single person who was arrested has been released. Not one person has been charged with murder.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the epitome of white privilege.

Of the 135 people originally ordered to wear GPS ankle monitors, all but 22 have been allowed to remove them, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported Sunday. Their lawyers have reached agreements with prosecutors to modify the conditions of their pre-trial release.

Let’s now juxtapose these men, who killed nine people just a few months ago, up against Kalief Browder, an African-American high school sophomore who was arrested for stealing a man’s backpack. Read on. (Source: Read more)

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person… – Occupy Wall Street

Years ago, some feminist on the internet told me I was “Privileged.”

I came from the kind of Poor that people don’t want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have. At twelve years old, were you making ramen noodles in a coffee maker with water you fetched from a public bathroom? I was. Have you ever lived in a camper year round and used a random relative’s apartment as your mailing address? We did. Did you attend so many different elementary schools that you can only remember a quarter of their names?

So when that feminist told me I had “white privilege,” I told her that my white skin didn’t do shit to prevent me from experiencing poverty. Then, like any good, educated feminist would, she directed me to Peggy McIntosh’s 1988 now-famous piece, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” (Source: Read more)

Next Time Someone Says ‘White Privilege Isn’t Real,’ Show Them This – HuffPost

Think white privilege doesn’t exist in America? Consider just how much the color of a child’s skin changes his or her odds of escaping poverty later in life.

Roughly 16 percent of white children born into the poorest one-fifth of U.S. families will rise to become a member of the top one-fifth by the time they turn 40 years old, according to a new study by Brookings Institution researchers for the Boston Federal Reserve.

Those are fairly bleak odds, but for poor black children the odds of making it to the top are even longer: Only 3 percent of black children born into the poorest one-fifth of families will ever make the leap to the top income group, according to the study. (Source: Read more)