Racism

GOP US House Candidate: If Confederate Monuments Come Down, So Must Slavery Memorials [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: A South Carolina candidate for US Congress, who has been criticized for using the 2015 killings of nine black church members in a campaign advert, has said the removal of a Confederate monument in the state should be matched by the removal of a memorial to African American slaves. Sheri Few, who is running for South Carolina’s ...

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Pat Buchanan: The West Is Being Invaded And Colonized By People From Their Own Former Colonies

Notorious racist Pat Buchanan appeared yesterday on Breitbart’s SiriusXM channel to scream about, what else, brown people. Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: “The West itself is being colonized and invaded by folks from its former colonies who are changing the character of Western civilization and frankly who disregard many of the traditions and things that we have built,” ...

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VIRGINIA: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Slams Removal Of Louisiana’s Confederate Monuments: ISIS Has Won

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Virginia Republican politician Corey Stewart, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s Virginia campaign who is currently running for governor, took to Twitter this morning to denounce the removal of a Confederate monument in New Orleans, likening the move to actions committed by the terrorist group ISIS. Stewart has become an outspoken defender of ...

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NEW ORLEANS: Police Snipers Guard Armored City Workers As They Remove Four Confederate Monuments

NOLA.com reports: Efforts to remove four Confederate monuments commenced early Monday morning (April 24), as crews and police gathered around the Battle of Liberty Place monument downtown around 2 a.m. to begin dismantling the first of four statues eyed for removal by the city. Just before 1:30 a.m., and after a small group of protesters had departed, a wave of ...

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AG Jeff Sessions On Trump’s Border Wall: We’re Going To Get It Paid For One Way Or The Other [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Sunday expressed confidence that President Trump’s proposed wall along the country’s southern border would be funded. “We’re going to get it paid for one way or the other,” Sessions said on ABC’s “This Week” when asked if there is any evidence Mexico will pay for the wall. He said he doesn’t expect ...

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FLORIDA: GOP Senator Resigns After Racist Tirade

Hurling the N-word at black colleagues is where the Florida GOP draws the line, apparently. The Miami Herald reports: Sen. Frank Artiles resigned from the Florida Legislature on Friday, consumed by a scandal that erupted three days earlier over a diatribe of insults the Miami Republican unleashed against two lawmakers at a Tallahassee bar. In a letter to Senate President ...

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TEXAS: Court Rules Republican Lawmakers Intentionally Diluted Minority Clout When Drawing US House Districts

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas lawmakers intentionally diluted the political clout of minority voters in drawing the state’s House districts, a panel of federal judges ruled Thursday. In a long-awaited ruling, the San Antonio-based judges found that lawmakers in 2011 either violated the U.S. Constitution or the Voting Rights Act by intentionally diluting the strength of minority voters statewide and ...

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Pants-Shitting Racist Draft Dodger Ted Nugent, Sarah Palin, And Kid Rock Visit Trump At The Oval Office

The Hill reports: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) visited President Trump at the White House late Wednesday, bringing along musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. Palin has been an outspoken supporter of Trump since his campaign, and was invited to be one of his guests during an October debate last year. On Wednesday night, Palin, Kid Rock and Nugent ...

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Douchebag GOP Rep. Steve King Literally Toasts Border Patrol Over Deportation Of A 23 Year-Old DREAMer

From the Des Moines CBS affiliate: A tweet posted by Rep. Steve King toasting border patrol for a deportation is causing a stir on the internet. The tweet in question says, “First non-valedictorian DREAMer deported. Border Patrol, this one’s for you,” and includes a photograph of a mug full of beer. The tweet refers to the deportation of 23-year-old Juan ...

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FLORIDA: Democrats Demand Resignation Of GOP State Senator After He Lobs N-Word At Black Lawmakers

The Miami Herald reports: Miami Republican Sen. Frank Artiles dropped the n-word to a pair of African-American colleagues in private conversation Monday night — after calling one of them a “fucking asshole,” a “bitch” and a “girl,” the two senators said. Over drinks after 10 p.m. at the members-only Governors Club just steps from the state Capitol, Artiles told Sens. ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Rep Melts Down Over Blocking Of Marriage Ban, Compares Abraham Lincoln To Hitler

The Charlotte Observer reports: A day after setting off one firestorm, a Cabarrus County lawmaker set off another Wednesday by calling Abraham Lincoln “the same sort (of) tyrant” as Adolf Hitler. Republican Rep. Larry Pittman of Cabarrus County made the comparison in a Facebook post in response to a comment criticizing a bill he’d introduced that would nullify the U.S. ...

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ALABAMA: Auburn Students Demand Action Against Recruitment By Pro-Trump White Supremacist Group

AL.com reports: An Auburn University student organization wants the institution to take a stronger stance against white supremacy after a group claiming to be the “Auburn White Student Union” distributed flyers expressing anti-Semitic messages on campus last week. The group, which identifies as alt-right, said it was created in response to political and racial tension across the nation. “White people ...

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TEXAS: Federal Court Rules State’s Voter ID Law Was Written To Intentionally Discriminate Against Minorities

The Austin Statesman reports: The Texas voter ID law was enacted in 2011 with the intent to discriminate against minority voters, a federal judge ruled Monday. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos followed a July decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the law had a disproportionate impact on minority voters because they ...

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Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly Snickers Through Fake Apology To “Extremist” Rep. Maxine Waters [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Fox News host Bill O’Reilly apologized Tuesday night for making a racist, sexist crack about Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) earlier in the day. But while apologizing, the “O’Reilly Factor” host snickered. O’Reilly said Waters is “totally sincere in her belief system” and “should not be marginalized by political opponents.” He said: “I made that mistake this ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Subway Rider Threatens To Kill Iranian Couple Because “Trump Is In The House” [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Mahsa Mehrdad and Masih Rahmati, an Iranian couple residing in NYC, were riding the subway through Manhattan on Saturday night when a man threatened to kill them and told them to “go back to your own country.” In a video of the incident, the man can be heard declaring that “Donald Trump is in the house,” before telling ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Admitted White Supremacist Charged With Terrorism In Murder Of “Random” Black Man

The New York Daily News reports: The Baltimore man who selected a black man at random and stabbed him to death in Midtown has been charged with murder as an act of terrorism. James Harris Jackson, 28, faces life without parole if convicted of the charges filed by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office Monday. Jackson allegedly stabbed bottle-collector Timothy Caughman, ...

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NETHERLANDS: Exit Polls Forecast Solid Trouncing Of White Supremacist Geert “Dutch Trump” Wilders

The BBC reports: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party has won the most seats in parliamentary elections, first exit polls say. His centre-right VVD Party won 31 out of 150 seats, polls suggest. His party came far ahead of the next three parties, including Geert Wilders’ anti-immigration Freedom Party (PVV), the Christian Democrats and the D66 Party, which each got ...

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TRUMP’S AMERICA: White Supremacist Group Posts Recruitment Signs At Multiple DC-Area Universities

The Washington Post reports: Signs promoting America as “a white nation” were reported Sunday on the campus of George Washington University, shocking and upsetting some students. The signs mirrored those found on many other campuses in recent weeks. Groups that the Anti-Defamation League, which seeks to document and prevent bigotry, identifies as white supremacist have been pushing to spread their ...

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Rep. Steve King Goes Full White Supremacist [VIDEO]

New York Magazine reports: Congressman Steve King, long known for his bigoted anti-immigrant views, appears to have publicly embraced white nationalism. On Sunday afternoon, the Iowa Republican tweeted a cartoon endorsing Dutch right-wing, anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders, who recently referred to the Netherlands’ Moroccan population as “scum.” The drawing depicts Wilders sticking his finger in a dam (labeled “Western Civilization”) ...

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TEXAS: Federal Court Rules State GOP Gerrymandered US House Districts To Disenfranchise Latino Voters

NBC News reports: Federal judges found more problems in Texas’ voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect at the ballot box before leaving office. The ruling late Friday by a three-judge panel in San Antonio gave Democrats hope of ...

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