Jeb Bush, ‘Free Stuff’ and Black Folks – The New York Times

At a campaign event in South Carolina on Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was asked how he planned to include black people in his campaign and get them to vote for him. Bush responded, “Our message is one of hope and aspiration.” But he didn’t stop there. He continued: “It isn’t one of division and get in line and we’ll take care of you with free stuff. Our message is one that is uplifting — that says you can achieve earned success.” Charles M. Blow Politics, public opinion and social justice. The Soft Bigotry of Ben Carson SEP 23 Don’t Coronate Carly Fiorina Just Yet SEP 21 Race Relations Out at Republican Debates SEP 17 Bernie Sanders and the Black Vote SEP 12 Hillary Is Hobbling, for Now SEP 10 See More » There it is! If you let people talk long enough, the true self will always be revealed. Not only is there a supreme irony in this racial condescension that casts black people, whose free labor helped establish the prosperity of this country and who were systematically excluded from the full benefits of that prosperity for generations, as leeches only desirous of “free stuff,” this line of reasoning also infantilizes black thought and consciousness and presents an I-know-best-what-ails-you paternalism about black progress.

Source: Jeb Bush, ‘Free Stuff’ and Black Folks – The New York Times

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Even #Bears have hormones -Effects of victory and defeat on testosterone and cortisol response to competition

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Effects of victory and defeat on testosterone and cortisol response to competition: evidence for same response patterns in men and women.

Source: Effects of victory and defeat on testosterone and cortisol response to competition: evidence for same response patterns in men and women. – PubMed – NCBI

Putin: All countries should respect Ukraine’s sovereignty

OK I admit it. I LOVE Vlad!

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The sovereignty of all states, including Ukraine, should be respected, Russian President Vladimir Putin told CBS’s ‘60 Minutes,’ stressing that he knows “for sure” that the US was involved in the ouster of President Yanukovich in 2014.

Speaking to veteran journalist Charlie Rose, Putin said that Russia respects the sovereignty of Ukraine, adding that “at no time in the past, now or in the future has or will Russia take any part in actions aimed at overthrowing the legitimate government.”

http://www.rt.com/news/316687-putin-interview-sovereignty-ukraine/

‘The EU must ban all products from Israel’ – Israel News, Ynetnews

Frank van der Linde, a Dutch political-social activist who spent a long time in Israel and has dozens of friends in the country, is the face of the BDS campaign in the Netherlands. In a special interview to Yedioth Ahronoth, he explains why he doesn’t recognize Israel as a state, dismisses claims of hypocrisy in light of the other injustices taking place in the world, and says he supports the rights of both Palestinian and Jewish refugees.

Source: ‘The EU must ban all products from Israel’ – Israel News, Ynetnews