Racism

Trump To Veto Defense Funding Bill Over Base Names

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump is threatening to veto legislation to fund the military as one of his final acts in office unless a widely supported, bipartisan provision to rename military bases honoring Confederate military leaders is removed, according to White House, defense and congressional sources. Since the Nov. 3 election, Trump has privately told Republican lawmakers that he …

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Racist Trump Rally Sign Halts Fox Interview [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: A Fox News anchor briefly paused mid-segment on Saturday after a sign carried by a demonstrator at the so-called “Million MAGA March” in Washington, D.C. appeared on the screen bearing a racist threat. Fox anchor Eric Shawn broke from his conversation with a Republican strategist to say, “We’ve just seen a very disturbing sign. It said, …

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New Doc Shows Plot To Suppress 2016 Black Vote

Rolling Stone reports: The disinformation operation was christened “Project Clintonson.” It brought together two notorious figures in Republican political circles, Blackwater founder Erik Prince and Trump adviser Roger Stone. Their objective couldn’t have been more explicit. “We do not need to make major gains among African American voters,” said a 13-page proposal for Project Clintonson that Prince sent to unnamed …

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Jared Kushner Implies Black People Are Lazy [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner says the president wants to help Black people succeed but that they have to want to be successful. “But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful,” Kushner said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday. Kushner also criticized people who raised their voices …

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Civil Lawsuit Against Trump Cultists Jacob Wohl And Jack Burkman Invokes The Ku Klux Klan Act Of 1871

CNET reports: Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have made names for themselves on the internet as vocal far-right conspiracy theorists and orchestrating over-the-top media stunts. Over the past couple of months, as the election has neared, the duo has worked to deter Black voters from casting ballots. Wohl, 22, and Burkman, 54, reportedly created and funded a robocall campaign that …

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GOP House Candidate Sorry For His Racist Website

The Washington Post reports: Madison Cawthorn, a House Republican candidate in North Carolina, created a website attacking his Democratic opponent that made a racist characterization of a watchdog reporter as someone who works “to ruin white males.” The website, MoeTaxes.com, about Cawthorn’s Democratic opponent Moe Davis, alleged that local journalist Tom Fiedler was working with Davis allies and described Fiedler …

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Melania Was Pissed Beyonce Got 2018 Vogue Cover

NBC News reports: First lady Melania Trump appeared to express astonishment over Vogue magazine’s decision to feature Beyoncé on the cover of its September 2018 issue and to give her editorial input, according to a secretly recorded phone conversation shared with NBC News. “Anna gave the September issue of Vogue cover — complete, complete, complete, everything — to Beyoncé,” Trump, …

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150+ Business Groups Urge Trump To Withdraw His Racist Order Prohibiting Diversity Training Programs

The Hill reports: More than 150 business and nonprofit groups are calling on President Trump to withdraw his executive order that prohibits the federal government, as well as its contractors, subcontractors and grantees, from offering diversity training programs on racial and gender biases, according to the Wall Street Journal. The group, which includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and dozens …

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Prosecutors Reveal “Central Park Karen” Made Second 911 Call Claiming Bird Watcher “Tried To Assault” Her

The New York Times reports: Amy Cooper, the white woman who called the police on a Black bird-watcher in Central Park, made a second, previously unreported call to 911 in which she falsely claimed that the man “tried to assault her,” a prosecutor said on Wednesday. Ms. Cooper, who appeared in court remotely to answer misdemeanor charges that she had …

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N-Word Hurled At Wife Of PA Lt. Governor [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Normally, state troopers accompany Pennsylvania’s second lady whenever she leaves the house. But on Sunday, when Gisele Barreto Fetterman realized it was her last chance to get golden kiwis on sale at her neighborhood grocery store, she decided to run out for a few minutes on her own. While she waited in line, she said, a …

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Facebook Yanks Trump Ads That Attack Refugees

NBC News reports: Facebook said Wednesday that it had taken down ads from the Trump campaign that claimed without evidence that accepting refugees from abroad would increase risks related to the coronavirus pandemic. “We rejected these ads because we don’t allow claims that people’s physical safety, health, or survival is threatened by people on the basis of their national origin …

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Leaked Docs Show 2016 Trump Campaign Listed 3.5M Black Americans In “Deterrence” Push To Thwart Voting

Britain’s Channel 4 reports: Channel 4 News has exclusively obtained a vast cache of data used by Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign on almost 200 million American voters. It reveals that 3.5 million Black Americans were categorised by Donald Trump’s campaign as ‘Deterrence’ – voters they wanted to stay home on election day. Tonight, civil rights campaigners said the evidence …

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CDC Ends COVID Survey In MN Due To Racist Threats

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: A door-to-door COVID-19 testing survey has been halted due to multiple incidents in greater Minnesota of residents intimidating and shouting racial and ethnic slurs at state and federal public health survey teams. The CDC pulled its federal surveyors out of Minnesota this week following reports of verbal abuse and intimidation, including an incident in the Iowa …

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REPORT: After Phone Calls With Jewish Reps, Trump Said “Jews Stick Together, Only In It For Themselves”

The Washington Post reports: In unguarded moments with senior aides, President Trump has maintained that Black Americans have mainly themselves to blame in their struggle for equality, hindered more by lack of initiative than societal impediments, according to current and former U.S. officials. After phone calls with Jewish lawmakers, Trump has muttered that Jews “are only in it for themselves” …

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Trump Bans Diversity Training By Federal Contractors

The Hill reports: President Trump on Tuesday extended his administration’s ban on training involving race- and sex-based discrimination to include federal contractors, doubling down on an issue to appeal to his base, and white voters in particular. The order applies to executive departments and agencies, the U.S. military, federal contractors and federal grant recipients. The president announced the order via …

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TX Cops Who Used Force Rewarded With Gift Cards

The Austin Statesman reports: Williamson County sheriff’s office leaders rewarded deputies who used force on the job with steakhouse gift cards, according to two former employees, one of whom made the admission to Texas Rangers investigating the agency’s aggressive tactics. Among the deputies who received gift cards to places such as Logan’s Roadhouse were J.J. Johnson and Zach Camden, the …

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Trump Announces “Patriotic Education” Program To Battle “Poisonous Left-Wing Indoctrination” In Schools

Forbes reports: President Trump on Thursday announced several measures aimed at promoting what he called “patriotic education” while blasting progressive efforts at re-examining American history through a race-critical lens as “toxic propaganda.” At the White House Conference on American History, Trump took aim at the 1619 Project, a series of essays in the New York Times re-examining America’s legacy of …

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Southern Baptists May Drop “Southern” From Name

The Washington Post reports: The 50,000 Baptist churches in the convention are autonomous and can still choose to refer to themselves as “Southern Baptist” or “SBC.” But in his first interview on the topic, convention president J.D. Greear said momentum has been building to adopt the name “Great Commission Baptists,” both because of the racial reckoning underway in the United …

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Black Church Demands Apology For “Racist” Trump Ad

Religion News Service reports: Leaders of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the pastor of an AME congregation in Wilmington, Delaware, are condemning a Trump-Pence campaign ad that uses footage of Joe Biden kneeling in the sanctuary of a Black church, describing it as racist and demanding an apology. The Rev. Silvester S. Beaman, pastor of Bethel AME church that …

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Mask Refuser Screams N-Word At NYC Verizon Worker

The New York Daily News reports: An irate woman called one worker in a Manhattan Verizon store a “fat ugly n—-r” and hurled a trash can at another — all because they asked her to wear a mask, shocking video shared on social media shows. Employees at the Upper East Side store on E. 69th St. store near Third Ave. …

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