Paul Ryan and Racism by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –Yes, Paul Ryan’s ‘Inner City’ Comments Were Racist –In Defense of Paul Ryan: He Isn’t Racist, He’s Right –Paul Ryan’s Racist Comments Are a Slap in the Face to 10.5 Million Americans –Paul Ryan Tries To Walk Back Racist Comments By Saying He Was ‘Inarticulate’ [...]
Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten. U.S. senator not a fan of ‘.sucks’ Web sites (Market Watch) Paul Ryan’s ‘inner city’ comment might mean he’s racist, but he sure is classist (Guardian) Missed Alarms and 40 Million Stolen Credit Card Numbers: How Target Blew It (Bloomberg) Obama, Citing a Concern for Families, Orders a Review of Deportations (NY Times)
A building explodes in Harlem, leaving the dead so badly burned they cannot be identified, but we know they are not white. At the same time, a leading GOP thinker Paul Ryan, who has been on government payrolls since college, proclaims that young “inner city” men are “not even thinking about working or learning the [...]
(John Hinderaker) Yesterday the Democratic Party sent out this fundraising appeal: Subject: John, sign your name: Reply-To: You won’t believe what Paul Ryan is saying to justify his radical agenda. I should note that Ryan is one of the...Show More Summary
Joy Reid's closing comments on Thursday were a terrific lesson not only in how Paul Ryan thinks, but why he's so wrong, even after he tried to backpedal his original remarks. Jamelle Bouie expands: Which is what makes this comment so troubling. Show More Summary
This is from a Census Bureau visualization of child poverty in the US, sent in by reader BGinCHI. Brown means poor, son, numbers add up to nothing. No matter how much richsplaining Paul Ryan does about how it’s all the young bucks fault, what’s been done to these children is fucking awful.
So Paul Ryan justifiably got hit hard for his (coded) remarks about poverty being a cultural problem attributable to inner-city (black) men, and so now he's back-pedaling and saying it wasn't at all about race, which of course it was, he was just being unusually candid, perhaps unintentionally so, about his, and his party's, biases. Show More Summary
On Hugh Hewitt’s Thursday radio show, conservative commentator Mark Steyn railed against critics of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for his remarks about the generations of people in the “inner cities” not “learning the value and culture of work.”...Show More Summary
At Slate Dave Weigel picks up and gently critiques my post below on Paul Ryan, being misunderstood on race and relying on the work of Charles Murray. The gist of my argument was that it is easy to be 'misunderstood' when you use racially...Show More Summary
The destructive austerity budget of Republican Rep. Paul Ryan will be presented sometime next month and get intense media attention. On Wednesday, Reps. Raúl Grijalva of Arizona and Keith Ellison of Minnesota introduced the 74-member Congressional Progressive Caucus's fourth alternative budget, the Better Off Budget. Show More Summary
A timeline of the events since Paul Ryan blamed poverty on lazy ‘inner city’ men yesterday. The post Just Who’s Lazy? appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Here's today's roundup...
Oops! Paul Ryan didn't really mean it about inner city lazy black and brown folks, you guys. He was just 'inarticulate', is all. Steve Benen: House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) caused a stir yesterday with provocative...Show More Summary
On Bill Bennett's radio show Wednesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) referred to men "in our inner cities" as avoiding work, a remark some on the left blasted as being racially coded. Ryan criticized a "tailspin of culture, in our innerShow More Summary
Rep. Paul Ryan says he was misunderstood, mischaracterized. Now he says he was "inarticulate" in his discussion of a cultural aversion to work afflicting men in American "inner cities." It is true that even for those operating in good...Show More Summary
After making some of the usual disgusting Republican comments about lazy "inner city" men (do I need to translate that for you?), today Paul Ryan is issuing the standard GOP non-apology apology; he says he was "inarticulate." In a statement issued to ThinkProgress, Ryan said he regretted the comments and...
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) conceded that GOP leaders currently do not have the votes in the House for amnesty legislation, but he also said that he hoped immigration legislation could be passed this year. In an interview with the hometown...Show More Summary
"[I]t is clear that I was inarticulate about the point I was trying to make," Ryan said. The post Paul Ryan Backpedals, But Doesn’t Apologize, For Comments About Lazy ‘Inner City’ Men appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Rep. Paul Ryan is defending racist comments he made about inner city men — ahem, black men. Ryan claimed that poverty is caused by men in “our inner cities” who are “not even thinking about working.” Ryan said the comments had nothing to do with race. Um, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) begs to differ and read him [...]
Watching Paul Ryan try to figure out the poverty question has been a fascinating spectacle. It began with his secret poverty tour, a tour so secretive that it was covered in the major national newspapers. The next event was the release...Show More Summary