Racism

Oregon Woman Defaces Bust Of Black Explorer [VIDEO]

Portland’s NBC News affiliate reports: The bust of the only Black member of the Lewis and Clark expedition that sits on Mount Tabor was vandalized Tuesday. Videos shared with KGW shows a woman with cans of purple spray paint defacing the base of the statue of York. York was an enslaved member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Corps of …

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Biden To Mark Anniversary Of Tulsa Race Massacre

The Washington Post reports: Biden plans to travel to Oklahoma on Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the ravaging of a once-prosperous Black business district and neighborhood by a White mob that stands as one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history. In addition to delivering an address, Biden is scheduled to …

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Miller Group Seeks Biden Admin Docs On “Race Theory”

The Hill reports: A pro-Trump legal group filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Education Department over any efforts to teach critical race theory throughout the programs it administers. America First Legal (AFL), a group led by a former Trump aide to Stephen Miller, filed the FOIA suit requesting a slew of documents and communications regarding the …

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San Jose Gunman Faced Discipline Hearing On Day Of Attack Over Racist Remarks, Boasted Of Owning Guns

San Francisco’s NBC News affiliate reports: NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit has learned that the gunman who shot and killed nine VTA co-workers before taking his own life Wednesday was under investigation for allegedly making racist remarks to coworkers and was scheduled to attend a disciplinary hearing on the day of the attack. According to law enforcement sources, Samuel Cassidy, …

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“Central Park Karen” Sues Former Employer Over Firing

Bloomberg News reports: Franklin Templeton characterized a former employee as “racist” for calling the police on a Black birdwatcher whom she had words with while walking her dog in Central Park, publicized the incident on Twitter, and falsely claimed it conducted an investigation before firing her, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan. Amy Cooper said the …

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Wisconsin Diocese Fires Cultist Anti-Vaccine Priest

NBC News reports: The pastor of a Roman Catholic parish in Wisconsin who told his congregation to shun the Covid-19 vaccine and preached right-wing politics from the pulpit has been asked to step down by his bishop. The Rev. James Altman, of the St. James the Less Roman Catholic Church in La Crosse, made the announcement during his sermon at …

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Gov. Ron DeSantis Vows To Ban Racism History Lessons Because It Will Teach Children To “Hate Their Country”

From the right wing Washington Examiner: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will lead an effort to bar schools in his state from teaching critical race theory. “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” the Republican said of efforts to restructure education to be anti-white and anti-American. “The Florida Board of Education is meeting, and they are …

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TX Senate Approves Limiting Racism History Lessons

The Texas Tribune reports: After hours of passionate debate about how Texas teachers can instruct school children about America’s history of subjugating people of color, the state Senate early Saturday morning advanced a new version of a controversial bill aimed at banning critical race theory in public and open-enrollment charter schools. The Senate approved the bill in an 18-13 vote …

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Civil Rights Group Sues Trump For Anti-Chinese Racism

Yahoo News reports: Former United States President Donald Trump is being sued by a Chinese American civil rights group over his use of the terms “Chinese virus”, “Wuhan virus” and “Kung Flu virus” during the coronavirus pandemic. According to court documents (PDF) posted online, the Chinese Americans Civil Rights Coalition, a nonprofit organisation based in New York, filed the lawsuit …

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Texas Poised To Limit History Lessons About Racism

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas House has given preliminary approval to legislation that takes aim at critical race theory and would limit what public school students can be taught about the United States’ history of subjugating people of color. By a vote of 81-52, the House passed House Bill 3979 by Rep. Steve Toth [photo], early Tuesday morning, following …

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Missouri Moves To Create Annual “Rush Limbaugh Day”

The Associated Press reports: The Missouri House on Thursday voted in favor of creating “Rush Limbaugh Day.” The GOP-led House tacked the provision on another bill, which then passed the chamber. The bill still needs Senate approval. The proposal is one of several pitched by Republican state lawmakers to honor the late Limbaugh every Jan. 12, his birthday. “Rush demonstrated …

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“Influencer” Charged Over False Kidnapping Claims

The Argus Courier reports: Katie Sorensen, of Sonoma, faces two misdemeanor charges four months after she accused a Latino couple from Petaluma of attempting to kidnap her two children Dec. 7 at the local craft store. She would later document the allegations, now widely viewed as a case of racial profiling, in two Instagram videos that garnered 4.5 million views …

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Hate Crime Charges In 2020 Murder Of GA Black Man

CBS News reports: Three Georgia men were charged with federal hate crimes Wednesday in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was pursued and gunned down by two White men as he jogged through a Brunswick neighborhood. The men already faced state murder charges. Travis McMichael, 35, his father Gregory McMichael, 65, and 51-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan were …

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Carlson: Ted Lieu Proved Whites Are Being “Replaced”

Media Matters has the transcript: This is a tweet and it’s in response to one of his colleagues, the Congressman Scott Perry. Now, Perry was making an argument we have often made, because it’s true — and that is that Democrats are using mass immigration to transform the country, to change who votes, so they can control who wins. Ted …

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Radio Host Fired For Racist Tweet On Chauvin Verdict

The Omaha Herald-Leader reports: Omaha radio personality Chris Baker was fired Wednesday after posting an offensive tweet about the Derek Chauvin verdict. C. Taylor Walet III, area president/Nebraska for iHeartRadio, said Wednesday that Baker had been fired from KFAB that afternoon and that a statement would be forthcoming. Baker did not appear on air Wednesday, and his Twitter account had …

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Ron DeSantis In 2020: George Floyd Was Murdered, Ron DeSantis Today: The Jury Was Scared Of A Mob

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis implied that the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial could have happened because “the jury is scared of what a mob may do.” DeSantis, a lawyer and former Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Navy, was asked by Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday night if fear of violence caused the …

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State GOP Reps Intro Flood Of Protesting Punishments

The New York Times reports: Republican legislators in Oklahoma and Iowa have passed bills granting immunity to drivers whose vehicles strike and injure protesters in public streets. A Republican proposal in Indiana would bar anyone convicted of unlawful assembly from holding state employment, including elected office. A Minnesota bill would prohibit those convicted of unlawful protesting from receiving student loans, …

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Ingraham: Biden Lies, There’s No Systemic Racism

“Aha. That’s the big lie. Systemic racism. Did Joe Biden always believe that the nation was racist to its core? Did he believe this when Barack Obama and he were elected not once but twice? Historic elections. “Did that do nothing to remove this stain on our nation’s soul? What about the 1965 Civil Rights Act? Does Joe Biden really …

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Tucker Carlson: The Media Is “Lynching” Derek Chauvin

Media Matters has the transcript: So, the closing arguments are a chance to assess actual evidence in the case, and you would think that would be good news — more facts, which we could always use. But, no, said the media. Facts no longer matter, not when BLM’s founding myth is at stake. Evidence only counts in countries that have …

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RNC Fundraises Off Tucker Carlson’s Latest Racism

David Corn reports at Mother Jones: Recent Republican fundraising efforts have been ugly and, worse, have fueled conspiracy theories, hatred, and demagoguery. Sen. Josh Hawley and Donald Trump have raised millions off the Big Lie about the 2020 election. And a bunch of GOP politicos have rattled the cup with false claims that Dr. Seuss was being canceled. But perhaps …

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