Racism

Far-Right Trolls Flood Social Media With Fake Starbucks Coupons Embedded With N-Word And Hitler References

Think Progress reports: Right-wing trolls are trying to embarrass Starbucks by spreading fake coupons that purport to give black people free coffee — but really contain hidden racial slurs and white supremacist slogans. “Starbucks values all people of color and we are working on employee sensitivity training” the fake flyers read, some with the accompanying hashtag #FreeBlackCoffee. “The best dialogue ...

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TENNESSEE: Republicans Pull Bicentennial Celebration Funding From Memphis For Removing Monuments

The Associated Press reports: The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year. The retaliation came in the form of passage of a last-minute amendment attached to the House appropriations bill that triggered heated ...

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Alabama Gov Campaign Ad: We Don’t Need Out Of State Liberals Telling Us To Tear Down Our Monuments

The Birmingham Herald reports: Alabama doesn’t need “folks in Washington” or “out-of-state liberals” instructing the state on what it should do with Confederate monuments, Gov. Kay Ivey said Tuesday. Ivey, during a campaign appearance in Foley, defended a new campaign ad released earlier in the day that touted the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, which she signed into law ...

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Starbucks To Close All Stores For Racial-Bias Training

NBC News reports: Starbucks announced Tuesday that it will close all of its more than 8,000 stores nationwide to conduct “racial-bias” training amid a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia. Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking ...

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DOJ Sets Deportation Quotas For Immigration Judges

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Justice Department has notified immigration judges that it will begin evaluating their job performance based on how quickly they close cases, aiming to speed deportation decisions and reduce a lengthy backlog. The new quotas for judges to meet—laid out in a memo sent Friday to immigration judges—follow other directives by the department to expedite ...

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Trump: Our Immigration Laws Are An Obama Joke

Glorious Leader had yet another meltdown last night: President Trump urged Congress to act as he lamented that U.S. law does not “easily allow” for those entering the U.S. to be deported to their home countries. The tweet comes hours after senior administration officials said that White House aides and Department of Homeland Security officials are constructing a legislative package ...

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Vows To Revive His Racist Birther Campaign Once Elected To US Senate [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: Former sheriff Joe Arpaio, who’s running for Senate in Arizona on a pro-Trump platform, told a small gathering at last weekend’s Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix that while he’s “kind of dropping” his birther claims about President Obama while he campaigns, he’ll start bringing them up more if he’s elected to the Senate ...

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DETROIT: Fake Irish Pub Turns Away Irish Customers In St. Patrick’s Day Lesson On Immigration [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: The bouncer who called Irish people “lazy” and “lower-class citizens” last weekend at the door of a pub on the bustling parade route of Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade ignited more than a few tempers. But he wasn’t trying to spark a fight — just make people think. It was all part of an experiment to raise ...

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Steve Bannon Tells France’s Fascist National Front: Being Called Racists Is A “Badge Of Honor” [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Both have suffered political falls and on Saturday in Lille, France, Steve Bannon, the onetime chief White House strategist, and Marine Le Pen, who lost the French presidency to Emmanuel Macron in May, sought to prop up each other with a shared anti-establishment stance. Bannon, on a European tour that includes stops in Germany and Italy, addressed a ...

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Florida Teacher Claims Racist Podcast Was “Satire”

The Citrus County Chronicle reports: Crystal River Middle School social studies teacher Dayanna Volitich has been removed from the classroom as part of a Citrus County School District investigation following the revelation that she espoused racist views in a podcast and on social media under the alias Tiana Dalichov. Volitich has issued a statement: “None of the statements released about ...

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Florida Teacher Outed As White Nationalist Podcaster

The Huffington Post reports: Dayanna Volitich, a 25-year-old social studies teacher at Crystal River Middle School in Florida, has been secretly hosting the white nationalist podcast “Unapologetic” under the pseudonym “Tiana Dalichov” and bragging about teaching her views in a public school, HuffPost has discovered. In her most recent podcast on Feb. 26, a guest railed against diversity in schools, ...

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Steele Battles CPAC Head Over Racist Comment

As I reported earlier today, last night CPAC communications director Ian Walters drew gasps from the audience when he declared that Michael Steele had only been elected RNC chairman because he is black. This afternoon Steele got into it with CPAC head Matt Schlapp, who told Steele he need to “have some grace” over the insult. As you’ll see in ...

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Jeff Sessions Hails “Anglo-American” Sheriffs [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday praised the “Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement” in a speech to the National Sheriffs’ Association. “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement,” Sessions said. “We must never erode this historic office.” Sessions’ phrasing deviated from his prepared remarks as published by the ...

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Fox Deletes “Unvetted” Column By VP Which Claimed US Olympic Motto Should Be “Darker, Gayer, Different”

Talking Points Memo reports: Fox News has removed a controversial column penned by executive editor John Moody about diversity in the Olympics because it did not go through the “proper vetting process,” a Fox News insider told TPM Friday. The column, titled “Darker, Gayer, Different,” slammed the U.S. Olympics for its efforts to attract a diverse group of athletes for ...

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Trump Junior: My Father Can’t Be Racist, Rappers Have Always Wanted Their Photo Taken With Him [VIDEO]

“You know, it’s amazing – all the rappers, all his African-American friends, from Jesse Jackson to Al Sharpton, have pictures with him their whole life. It was only till he got into politics that all of a sudden, ‘Oh he’s the most terrible human being.’ He wasn’t so terrible a couple years ago when you’re at his events. It wasn’t ...

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COLORADO: Birther Tom Tancredo Drops Governor Bid

CBS Denver reports: Former Congressman Tom Tancredo, who put his name in the ring for governor of Colorado last fall, has withdrawn his candidacy. The Republican confirmed the move on Tuesday afternoon. Tancredo said although he feels competent to win Republican primary, he sees no path to victory in the gubernatorial general election for a Republican and doesn’t want to ...

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Airbnb To Troll Trump During SOTU [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Airbnb has been one of the most aggressive corporate critics of the current administration’s policies. Tuesday, ahead of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, it’s making another very public political statement. The home-sharing start-up will be running a six-figure ad on some cable networks that plays off Trump’s alleged “shithole” comments — and promotes Airbnb’s business ...

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Multiple Dems To Boycott Trump’s SOTU [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said she is boycotting President Trump’s first State of the Union because of his behavior toward black people. “To go, would be to honor the president and I don’t think he deserves to be honored at this time after being so hateful towards black people and then black countries, Haiti and the whole ...

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Pennsylvania GOP Petitions SCOTUS On Gerrymandering

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Republican legislative leaders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s order that lawmakers redraw the state’s congressional district maps, arguing that the justices are intruding on their turf. “In short, the question in this case is whether the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the Pennsylvania ‘Legislature’ under the federal Constitution, and the ...

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Slim Majority Say Trump Is Biased Against Blacks

The Washington Post reports: In November, The Washington Post and our polling partners at ABC News asked Americans if they believed that Trump was biased against black people. Did his words and actions outweigh his repeated assertions that he’s the “least racist person” you’ll ever meet? At that point, 50 percent of Americans said that Trump held a racial bias ...

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