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By Gregory Kane and Gregory Kane,sun staff | October 27, 1996
Look at the title: "The Coming Race War in America." You'd think it would hail from someone on the lunatic fringe - a black nationalist or Aryan Nations type, for example. But it comes from Carl Rowan, long the poster boy for whining liberals.And whining liberalism consumes much of this book. All the standard Rowan targets are here. Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton are demagogues who fuel the racial passions that will lead toward race war, Rowan contends. On the Caucasian side of the scale stand Pat Buchanan, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen; radio hosts Howard Stern, Bob Grant and G. Gordon Liddy.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | June 22, 2008
On their radio show last week, Bob and Kendel Ehrlich seemed to be in cheerful agreement with a caller named Dee that if Barack Obama is elected president, a race war will ensue. Or as the Daily Kos summed it up: "Elect Barack, and We Get Civil War." (Sadly, that political blog and PolitickerMD beat me to this one, but I've been busy looking for Sheila Dixon's missing fur coats.) Maryland Democratic Party spokesman David Paulson first posted the transcript on PolitickerMD, but I listened to the audio myself.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | July 16, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- Eight people have been accused of a white supremacist plot to incite a race war by bombing a South Central Los Angeles church and killing Rodney King and other blacks.During raids across Southern California yesterday, federal agents and police arrested six adults and two juveniles and seized machine guns, pipe bomb parts and Nazi paraphernalia, including a picture of Adolf Hitler.Besides Mr. King, authorities say the group also plotted to assassinate other prominent blacks, among them Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, New York City activist the Rev. Al Sharpton, heads of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Urban League and rap music stars.
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By Los Angeles Times | May 17, 2008
In the fractious sport of horse racing, even dirt can create controversy. The issue is dirt tracks vs. synthetic surfaces, a debate that has come to the forefront since the Eight Belles tragedy at the Kentucky Derby. Many believe synthetic tracks, which include about 80 percent sand and a mixture of fibers and waxes, can reduce injuries and deaths among horses. Others say dirt tracks, if properly maintained, are better for the sport. The evidence, while sometimes conflicting, favors synthetic tracks.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 1, 2002
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - South Africa's defense minister said yesterday that the government had begun searching for white extremists within the military and the police force who may be trying to ignite "a race war" within the country, state radio reported. Defense Minister Mosiuoa Lekota said he believed that a small number of disaffected white soldiers and police officers remained opposed to democracy. He said there was no evidence yet to link security officers directly to Wednesday's bombings in Soweto, which killed one person and wounded another.
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By Ray Jenkins and Ray Jenkins,special to the sun | October 27, 1996
In the pantheon of national horrors, the term "race war" surely ranks in the public psyche right up with firebells like "nuclear holocaust," "Great Depression," and "polio epidemic."Those last three wolves no longer lurk at the door, but "race war" has obdurately endured as an apocalyptic possibility since Colonial America committed its historical Original Sin of bringing the first African slaves to Maryland in the 1630s.Thomas Jefferson, a slaveholder himself, never spoke of "race war," but he seemed to recognize its possibility.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 12, 2004
POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa - A decade ago, South Africa's most feared white supremacist, Eugene TerreBlanche, threatened to spark a race war to stop the country's first fully democratic elections. His neo-Nazi organization was responsible for the random shootings of blacks, plotted to poison a black township's water supply with cyanide and killed 21 people during a bombing campaign. Eventually imprisoned for three years for savagely clubbing one of his black workers for loafing on the job, TerreBlanche was freed yesterday.
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By Carl T. Rowan | October 28, 1996
MILWAUKEE -- I'm traveling across America trying to sell a few million copies of my book, "The Coming Race War in America." I'm learning a lot about my country.The first disturbing thing is that millions of white Americans are in absolute denial about the depth and breadth of white racism."I haven't got a racist bone in my body," they say, insisting that only "a few kooks like David Duke" or "a few nuts in groups like the Klan" are now pushing racist policies in this country.The denial may be great because anything else would get in the way of their argument that so much progress has been made toward racial equality that affirmative-action programs no longer are needed.
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By Farai Chideya | July 11, 1999
A 21-YEAR-old white supremacist chose Independence Day weekend to wage a one-man race war. Benjamin Nathaniel Smith went on a three-day killing spree through Illinois and Indiana that targeted blacks, Jews and Asians. He killed two people and left nine others injured before turning the gun on himself.The victims' deaths are not the only tragedies. Even more troubling is the fact that, to some Americans, Smith is a hero.To white supremacists, Smith is a martyred race warrior. The numbers of such warriors have, paradoxically, risen in the past few years as the country experienced phenomenal economic growth.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | June 22, 2008
On their radio show last week, Bob and Kendel Ehrlich seemed to be in cheerful agreement with a caller named Dee that if Barack Obama is elected president, a race war will ensue. Or as the Daily Kos summed it up: "Elect Barack, and We Get Civil War." (Sadly, that political blog and PolitickerMD beat me to this one, but I've been busy looking for Sheila Dixon's missing fur coats.) Maryland Democratic Party spokesman David Paulson first posted the transcript on PolitickerMD, but I listened to the audio myself.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 12, 2004
POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa - A decade ago, South Africa's most feared white supremacist, Eugene TerreBlanche, threatened to spark a race war to stop the country's first fully democratic elections. His neo-Nazi organization was responsible for the random shootings of blacks, plotted to poison a black township's water supply with cyanide and killed 21 people during a bombing campaign. Eventually imprisoned for three years for savagely clubbing one of his black workers for loafing on the job, TerreBlanche was freed yesterday.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 1, 2002
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - South Africa's defense minister said yesterday that the government had begun searching for white extremists within the military and the police force who may be trying to ignite "a race war" within the country, state radio reported. Defense Minister Mosiuoa Lekota said he believed that a small number of disaffected white soldiers and police officers remained opposed to democracy. He said there was no evidence yet to link security officers directly to Wednesday's bombings in Soweto, which killed one person and wounded another.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2002
ELMONT, N.Y. - The morning after the great upset, Ken McPeek, trainer of the great upsetter, repeated what he told his jockey Edgar Prado before the Belmont Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park. "Right before I legged him up," McPeek said, "I told him: `Go shock the world.' " Riding 70-1 long shot Sarava, Prado steered the unknown colt to a shocking victory that crushed War Emblem's Triple Crown bid. After winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, War Emblem stumbled badly at the Belmont start and finished eighth.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | May 17, 2002
He stands hoof-high in a pasture of buttercups, a dark bay stallion swept from obscurity to celebrity almost overnight. When the wind blows, the golden flowers shimmer like a 14-carat field, encircled by a white board fence. Beside the fence is a flagpole. Atop the pole flies Old Glory. What better stage for a horse named Our Emblem? His son, War Emblem, was the choice of those few who picked him in the Kentucky Derby for his patriotic name. To everyone's surprise, the long shot ran away with the race, going wire-to-wire.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 11, 2001
ABOARD THE USS CARL VINSON - Twenty-two years in the Navy and Monday was his first combat mission, the one where he packed a pistol and a peanut butter sandwich, and flew off a carrier deck in the Arabian Sea and on to Afghanistan. His country might own the skies above a foreign land but the Navy captain, first name Chuck, admitted that this was different, unlike training. He was fully loaded with live bombs now, heading north over Pakistan and into the night. "The tension," he said later.
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By Barry Rascovar | February 4, 2001
THE latest skirmish in the Battle of Western Maryland ended in a standoff, and a temporary withdrawal of forces. But fear not: The troops seeking to march into Allegany County to build a "little country race track" will be back, armed with more ammunition. So will the foot soldiers opposing this incursion, whose aim is to protect their own tracks in the Baltimore-Washington region. It's a curious conflict. For starters, there's no economic justification for placing a race track in rural Little Orleans.
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By GARLAND L. THOMPSON | July 11, 1992
So many people wrote about Sister Souljah and Bill Clinton, on and off the record, that the issue merits revisiting.Tom R. Kovach, of Nevis, Minn., wrote that ''people in the black community, especially black leaders like Jesse Jackson, after years of whining and blaming everything that is wrong in their community, are now anxious to push this nation into a race war.''Interesting point, Mr. Nevis, but I can't see how you got there. Black Americans since Reconstruction have complained about the flouting of their rights as citizens, job discrimination, lack of access to education, housing and medical care.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,Sun Staff | April 7, 1996
The Kingdom of Babylon Shall Not Come Against You, by George Garrett Harcourt Brace & Co. 334 pages. $24In this irreverent, amusing tale, George Garret, author of 14 novels and more than a dozen other works, pokes fun at America while offering a wonderfully intelligent investigation of the nature of "reality," "perception," "truth."The time is the present and the past, specifically the events surrounding April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered that Thursday in Memphis. In Paradise Springs, a small central Florida town, a traveling evangelist and a local girl were murdered, and a minister was found dead from a suicide.
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By Farai Chideya | July 11, 1999
A 21-YEAR-old white supremacist chose Independence Day weekend to wage a one-man race war. Benjamin Nathaniel Smith went on a three-day killing spree through Illinois and Indiana that targeted blacks, Jews and Asians. He killed two people and left nine others injured before turning the gun on himself.The victims' deaths are not the only tragedies. Even more troubling is the fact that, to some Americans, Smith is a hero.To white supremacists, Smith is a martyred race warrior. The numbers of such warriors have, paradoxically, risen in the past few years as the country experienced phenomenal economic growth.
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By Joan Mellen and Joan Mellen,Special to the Sun | February 22, 1998
"Cloudsplitter," by Russell Banks. HarperFlamingo. 768 pages. $27.50.Russell Bank's extraordinary new novel, "Cloudsplitter," recounts the story of radical abolitionist John Brown from the perspective of his son Owen, 30 years after Bleeding Kansas and the raid on the federal weapons manufactory at Harpers Ferry. Far surpassing Toni Morrison's works on this subject, it is the most important novel about race published in America since William Faulkner's "The Sound And The Fury.""Was my father mad?"
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