Racism

Maine Gov. Paul LePage: Taking Down Confederate Monuments Is Like Taking Down Monuments To 9/11

The Hill reports: Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Thursday defended President Trump’s claim that “both sides” were responsible for the violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, comparing Confederate memorials to those put up to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. “I think what they are standing for ...

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Trump Lavishes Praise On Monuments To Racism

The New York Times reports: Under fire for defending racist activist groups, President Trump said on Twitter on Thursday that he was “sad” to see United States’ history torn apart by the removal of “our beautiful statues and monuments,” echoing a popular refrain of white supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments. Officials in several states have called ...

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Ann Coulter Says “Hallelujah” After White Supremacist Leader Celebrates Trump’s Racist “Speak English” Bill

With an exultant “Hallelujah!” this afternoon Ann Coulter joined white supremacist leader Jared Taylor in celebrating Trump’s endorsement of the GOP’s “speak English” immigration bill. Some background on Taylor via his Wikipedia entry: Taylor is an American white nationalist and white supremacist. He is the founder and editor of American Renaissance, a magazine often described as a white supremacist publication. ...

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Trump Endorses “Speak English” Immigration Bill

Mic.com reports: On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced support for new legislation that would seek to curtail legal immigration to the United States by imposing a skills-based system that would prioritize immigrants based on current work-force needs. If passed, the plan would reduce the number of immigrants the U.S. will allow into the country. Trump said the legislation — known ...

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Macho Macho Man Paul Ryan Rides A Horse In Texas In Clip Promoting Trump’s Racist Border Wall [VIDEO]

The Week snorts: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has made a short action-adventure movie to convince you that “it is time for The Wall” and also that “The Wall” is “cool.” The 30-second clip, posted to his Twitter feed Tuesday, recaps the fun, informative trip Ryan made to the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year, where he apparently spent much of ...

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House Republicans Retaliate After Democrat Refuses To Name Building For Racist Homophobe Jesse Helms

Democratic US House Rep. G.K. Butterfield wants to rename a Durham post office after his late mentor, black civil rights activist John Hervey Wheeler. But according to Butterfield, two US House Republicans from his state are holding up what would normally be a routine issue because he refused to sign their bill to rename another federal building after notorious racist ...

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MEXICO STILL NOT PAYING FOR IT: US House Approves $1.6 Billion Down Payment For Trump’s Border Wall

Fox News reports: The GOP-controlled House has given tentative approval to a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The controversial wall money is being given a ride on legislation to give the Pentagon a massive spending boost and increase funding for veterans medical care. The House added Trump’s wall funding by a ...

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TRUMPISTAN: Neo-Nazi Leader Pleads Guilty To Roughing Up Black Female Protester At Trump Rally

The Guardian reports: A neo-Nazi leader has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, more than a year after a viral video showed him repeatedly shoving a young black protester at a Trump campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky. Matthew Heimbach, an avowed National Socialist and the leader of the Traditionalist Worker party, will not face jail time in the case, sparking protest ...

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GOP Rep. Steve King Vows To Eviscerate Food Stamps Program To Pay For Trump’s Border Wall [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, argued Wednesday that Congress should build President Trump’s border wall by taking money from Planned Parenthood and federal food stamps. On CNN, King said he supports the $1.6 billion in funding that the House is considering as a start for building the wall. But he said he’d add another $5 billion if ...

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Ann Coulter Co-Wrote Trump’s Immigration Policy Paper, Called It “The Greatest Document Since Magna Carta”

In a lengthy excerpt from his coming book, Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency, Joshua Green unveils this tidbit: Although Trump didn’t dwell on policy details, Bannon pitched in there, too. When Trump came under fire because his campaign hadn’t produced a single policy paper, Bannon arranged for Nunberg and Ann Coulter, the conservative ...

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Suspends Tory MP After She Drops The N-Word In Public Discussion About Brexit

The BBC reports: A Conservative MP has been suspended from the party after it emerged she used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit. Anne Marie Morris, the MP for Newton Abbott, used the phrase at an event in London to describe the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. She told the BBC: “The ...

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GOP Rep. Mo Brooks Threatens Bible-Reading Filibuster If Trump’s Border Wall Does Not Get Funded [VIDEO]

Via Breitbart: Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama, is threatening to shut the government down in the U.S. Senate if his colleagues do not fund President Donald J. Trump’s planned border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Mo Brooks, one of three major candidates in the race to succeed now Attorney General Jeff ...

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Reporter Who Uncovered Creator Of Trump/CNN Video Details The Many Death Threats He’s Since Received

Earlier this week I posted a lengthy Twitter thread from Jared Yates Sexton, the reporter who found the many racist and anti-Semitic memes created by the Reddit user now globally famous for his Trump/CNN clip. Last night Sexton went into much more detail about the death threats he’s since received from Trump supporters. He writes for Politico: Before the hour ...

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Fox Host Jesse Watters: Trump’s Birtherism Was Just Him “Having A Little Fun” At Obama’s Expense [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: During last night’s broadcast of Watters’ World, the Fox News personality brought on veteran rocker Todd Rundgren to discuss Rundgren telling Trump supporters not to come to his shows because they “won’t have a good time.” Towards the end of the segment, Rundgren was pressed about his recent song ‘Tin Foil Hat’ and why Trump was wearing a ...

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ALABAMA: Removing Confederate Monuments Illegal Under New Law, SPLC Blasts It As White Supremacy

Law News reports: It is called the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017. Signed this week by Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, it clamps down how whether people can move or change monuments in the state. No mention of the Confederacy is made in the law, but critics say it is meant to help glorify the South’s problematic past. This ...

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MISSISSIPPI: GOP Lawmaker Calls For Lynching Public Officials Who Vote To Remove Confederate Monuments

Jackson’s ABC affiliate reports: Mississippi State Representative Karl Oliver’s Facebook page is getting a lot of attention after a recent post. It’s regarding the recent removal of Confederate monuments in Louisiana. The Republican represents District District 46 – Carroll, Grenada, Leflore, Montgomery, Webster counties. “The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow Southern ...

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Fox News Fires Host Bob Beckel For Racist Comment

Variety reports: Fox News Channel is parting ways – again – with Bob Beckel, the co-host of its primetime program, “The Five.” “Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee,” the network said in a statement. The dismissal opens – or perhaps closes – another chapter in an off-and-on relationship Beckel has had with ...

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SCOTUS Rejects North Carolina’s Racist Voter ID Law

Bloomberg reports: The U.S. Supreme Court dealt an unexpected blow to the voter-identification movement, refusing to reinstate North Carolina ballot restrictions that a lower court said target blacks “with almost surgical precision.” Turning away the appeal by state Republican leaders, the justices left intact a ruling that said the provisions were racially discriminatory in violation of federal voting-rights law. In ...

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VIRGINIA: White Supremacist Trump Supporters March On City Park, Chant “Russia Is Our Friend” [VIDEO]

The Daily Progress reports: Several dozen torch-wielding protesters gathered in Charlottesville’s Lee Park just after 9 p.m. Saturday, chanting “You will not replace us,” “Russia is our friend” and “Blood and soil.” After about 10 minutes, Charlottesville police arrived at the scene following an altercation between protesters. The crowd quickly dispersed with no further incidents, according to police. In April, ...

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Praises Trump’s Racist Birtherism

This morning Hair Furor is at Liberty University where he will deliver the commencement address. (Live video below.) Liberty head Jerry Falwell Jr. thought he’d promote the speech by praising Trump’s racism birtherism. The Chronicle Of Higher Education reports: Throughout their relationship, Mr. Falwell has praised Donald Trump for speaking fearlessly, even when others would say he was speaking falsely. ...

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