Racism

Carl Paladino Now Admits Spreading False Flag Claims

Spectrum News NY reports: Earlier this month, prospective congressional candidate Carl Paladino both shared on Facebook and sent in an email blast a post that invokes “false flag” conspiracy theories in connection to recent mass shootings in his hometown of Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas. “I didn’t write it but did carelessly republish it without clearly reading it,” Paladino texted late …

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Carl Paladino Calls Recent Mass Shootings False Flags

Media Matters reports: Carl Paladino, who announced that he’s running for Congress, previously shared a post on Facebook which pushed conspiracy theories about the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. The Facebook post portrayed the tragedies as false flag attacks meant to help Democrats “revoke the 2nd amendment and take away guns” and claimed “the Texas …

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68% Of Republicans Believe In “Replacement Theory”

Vice News reports: Two-thirds of Republicans surveyed agreed with a core belief of the “great replacement” conspiracy theory that holds that Democrats are importing immigrants to replace “more conservative white voters,” according to a newly released survey. Of Republicans surveyed, 68 percent said they believed that the recent shift in U.S. demographics is “not a natural change but has been …

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Confederate Names May Be Restored To VA Schools

NBC News reports: A Virginia board is considering restoring the names of two schools that were originally named for Confederate generals but were changed in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd. The Shenandoah County School Board voted in 2020 to change Stonewall Jackson High School to Mountain View High School and Ashby-Lee Elementary School to Honey Run Elementary School. …

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Students Post “Whites Only” And “Blacks Only” Signs

NBC News reports: Students at a Cincinnati high school who taped “Blacks only” and “whites only” signs over water fountains and posted pictures of the signs on social media will be disciplined, the district announced after the incident was broadcast by a local news station. Northwest Local School District said officials were made aware of the racist incident at Colerain …

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FL Students Hold Giant Letters Spelling Out N-Word

West Palm Beach’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Martin County School District is investigating after a photo showing six middle school students spelling out a racial slur was posted on social media. Tuesday afternoon, district officials confirmed the photo was authentic. They said it was taken by students at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Palm City. Each student in the …

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Carlson: The Left Is Behind Great Replacement Theory

Media Matters reports: You’ve heard a lot about the “great replacement” theory recently. It’s everywhere in the last two days and we’re still not sure exactly what it is. Here’s what we do know for a fact. There is a strong political component to the Democratic Party’s immigration policy. We’re not guessing this, we know this. And we know it …

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TX Gov Spent $1B In COVID Funds On Migrants Stunt

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and top state lawmakers shifted around roughly $1 billion in federal coronavirus aid to help pay for their campaign to arrest migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, exposing gaps in a law meant to bolster the country’s response to the ongoing pandemic. Critics say the money would have been put to better use …

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Protesters Shout Down Georgia Confederate Rally

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: About 200 members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans gathered at Stone Mountain on Saturday for an observation of Confederate Memorial Day, despite calls for the state-owned park to shut them down. Instead, a little more than 100 counter protesters descended down the wide lawn in front of the mountain’s gigantic bas relief carving of Confederate …

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Kansas Judge Strikes Down Racist US House Map

The Kansas News Service reports: A Wyandotte County judge struck down the state’s new congressional map, clearing the way for the Kansas Supreme Court to weigh in on how far politicians can go in gerrymandering political boundaries. District Court Judge Bill Klapper ruled the map — drawn by the Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature — violates the rights of residents in Lawrence …

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Carlson Blames BLM For Rise In Traffic Fatalities

Media Matters has the transcript: If you look at the numbers, you will notice that traffic deaths among African-Americans in the year 2020 surged in the month of June. Fatalities among Black drivers in June 2020 were fully 55 percent higher than they were in June of 2019. You never see increases like that. What could have happened? Well, let’s …

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Florida Approves Ron DeSantis’ Racist US House Map

Florida Politics reports: The Legislature has approved a controversial congressional map from Gov. Ron DeSantis, set to take effect ahead of the 2022 midterms unless a court quickly decides otherwise. The House on Thursday picked up the reapportionment bill passed the prior day by the Senate. The lower chamber of the Legislature passed the bill through a party-line vote of …

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DeSantis Submits House Map That Erases Dem Districts

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office has submitted the map he wants lawmakers to pass in the upcoming Special Session. Sen. Ray Rodrigues, an Estero Republican and Chair of the Senate Reapportionment Committee, said he was briefed on the submission (P 0109). He said it’s one the Florida Senate can pass. But while Republicans in Florida appear to be …

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Mississippi Gov Declares Confederate Heritage Month

The Mississippi Free Press reports: For the third year in a row, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is declaring the month of April as Confederate Heritage Month, keeping a tradition alive that his predecessors began 29 years ago. “April is the month when, in 1861, the American Civil War began between the Confederate and Union armies, reportedly the costliest and deadliest …

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Carlson Guest: Blacks Resent “Western Achievements”

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports: Tenured Penn Law professor Amy Wax — who is currently under a faculty investigation for her “increasing” promotion of white supremacy — reignited controversy, claiming that Black Americans and “non-Western groups” are resentful towards “Western people.” In an April 8 interview with Fox News television personality Tucker Carlson on his show “Tucker Carlson Today,” Wax also …

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VA Gov Forces Out GOP Official Over Racist Tirade

Hampton Roads’ ABC News affiliate reports: Electoral Board Chair David Dietrich has resigned from his position following racist comments posted on Facebook. Gov. Youngkin demanded Dietrich’s resignation in a social media post-Saturday afternoon a day after 10 On Your Side reported about the Hampton GOP calling upon the appointing authority for all electoral board members to remove Dietrich. In his …

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GOP New Jersey Mayor Cops To Using N-Word On Tape After Town Paid Whistleblower $400K In Hush Money

The New Jersey Advance reports: Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso is apologizing for racist and misogynist comments captured on secret recordings, saying in a video posted online that he is “embarrassed and ashamed.” Bonaccorso’s statement follows revelations last week by NJ Advance Media that the township paid more than $400,000 to conceal those recordings under a 2020 legal settlement after a …

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Arizona Sued Over Proof Of Citizenship To Vote Law

Courthouse News Service reports: An immigrant rights advocacy group sued Arizona on Thursday to block a new law requiring individuals to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote. House Bill 2492 passed the Republican-controlled Legislature down party lines last week and Governor Doug Ducey signed the bill into law Wednesday. He did so despite pleas from county elections …

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Court Strikes Down Racist FL Voter Suppression Law

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge struck down portions of a Florida election law passed last year, saying in a ruling Thursday that the Republican-led government was using subtle tactics to suppress Black voters. The law tightened rules on mailed ballots, drop boxes and other popular election methods — changes that made it more difficult for Black voters who, …

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Florida Paper Blasts DeSantis For Racist US House Map

From the Palm Beach Post editorial board: Gov. Ron DeSantis to Florida: If your skin is dark, don’t vote. DeSantis has stepped in with a proposed map of Florida Congressional districts even more partisan than the ones the Republican-dominated state Legislature proposed. He would redraw the map to diminish the ability of Black voters in northern and central Florida to …

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