Racism

LIVE VIDEO: Mariachi Fiesta Outside Manhattan Home Of Racist Pro-Trump Lawyer Aaron Schlossberg

From Facebook: Manhattan lawyer Aaron Schlossberg’s racist rant against Spanish-speaking workers was caught on video—reminding us that the bigots among us aren’t even hiding anymore. So a group of New Yorkers are getting together to counter his hate with a Latin fiesta in front of his UWS apartment building.

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Racist Manhattan Lawyer Evicted From His Office

The New York Post reports: Racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg will have to find new office space — and an attorney of his own. The 44-year-old was kicked out of his Madison Avenue work space Thursday after he was was captured in a hate-filled rant at Spanish-speaking restaurant workers — and then a Congressman filed a formal complaint to the state …

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REPORT: Pro-Trump Manhattan Lawyer Caught In Racist Rant Banned From His Own Office Building [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Aaron Schlossberg, 42, wore a black ski cap, blue suit, white shirt and a striped tie as he hid behind an umbrella for about 10 minutes while ignoring questions from reporters. The attorney, who received national scorn for his crude commentary, did call the police after accusing a Daily News reporter and photographer of …

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Ranting Pro-Trump NYC Lawyer Threatens To Call ICE Because Deli Staffers Were Speaking Spanish [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: An angry white man insulted and threatened two women for speaking Spanish at a midtown lunch chain on Wednesday, threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement on them because he didn’t want to hear the language in “my country.” “Every person I listen to—he’s speaking it, she’s speaking it. This is America,” the man shouted, while customers waited …

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Pence Hails “Rule Of Law Champion” Joe Arpaio [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Vice President Mike Pence praised Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt of court, as a “tireless champion of…the rule of law” during an event in Arizona on Tuesday. Pence, speaking at a tax policy event in Phoenix, said he was “honored” by the former sheriff’s attendance, and called Arpaio a “great friend of this president and …

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ALABAMA: Lynching Memorial Opens In Montgomery

The New York Times reports: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opened Thursday on a six-acre site overlooking the Alabama State Capitol, is dedicated to the victims of American white supremacy. And it demands a reckoning with one of the nation’s least recognized atrocities: the lynching of thousands of black people in a decades-long campaign of racist terror. …

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Far-Right Trolls Flood Social Media With Fake Starbucks Coupons Embedded With N-Word And Hitler References

Think Progress reports: Right-wing trolls are trying to embarrass Starbucks by spreading fake coupons that purport to give black people free coffee — but really contain hidden racial slurs and white supremacist slogans. “Starbucks values all people of color and we are working on employee sensitivity training” the fake flyers read, some with the accompanying hashtag #FreeBlackCoffee. “The best dialogue …

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TENNESSEE: Republicans Pull Bicentennial Celebration Funding From Memphis For Removing Monuments

The Associated Press reports: The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year. The retaliation came in the form of passage of a last-minute amendment attached to the House appropriations bill that triggered heated …

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Alabama Gov Campaign Ad: We Don’t Need Out Of State Liberals Telling Us To Tear Down Our Monuments

The Birmingham Herald reports: Alabama doesn’t need “folks in Washington” or “out-of-state liberals” instructing the state on what it should do with Confederate monuments, Gov. Kay Ivey said Tuesday. Ivey, during a campaign appearance in Foley, defended a new campaign ad released earlier in the day that touted the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, which she signed into law …

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Starbucks To Close All Stores For Racial-Bias Training

NBC News reports: Starbucks announced Tuesday that it will close all of its more than 8,000 stores nationwide to conduct “racial-bias” training amid a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia. Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking …

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DOJ Sets Deportation Quotas For Immigration Judges

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Justice Department has notified immigration judges that it will begin evaluating their job performance based on how quickly they close cases, aiming to speed deportation decisions and reduce a lengthy backlog. The new quotas for judges to meet—laid out in a memo sent Friday to immigration judges—follow other directives by the department to expedite …

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Trump: Our Immigration Laws Are An Obama Joke

Glorious Leader had yet another meltdown last night: President Trump urged Congress to act as he lamented that U.S. law does not “easily allow” for those entering the U.S. to be deported to their home countries. The tweet comes hours after senior administration officials said that White House aides and Department of Homeland Security officials are constructing a legislative package …

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Vows To Revive His Racist Birther Campaign Once Elected To US Senate [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: Former sheriff Joe Arpaio, who’s running for Senate in Arizona on a pro-Trump platform, told a small gathering at last weekend’s Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix that while he’s “kind of dropping” his birther claims about President Obama while he campaigns, he’ll start bringing them up more if he’s elected to the Senate …

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DETROIT: Fake Irish Pub Turns Away Irish Customers In St. Patrick’s Day Lesson On Immigration [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: The bouncer who called Irish people “lazy” and “lower-class citizens” last weekend at the door of a pub on the bustling parade route of Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade ignited more than a few tempers. But he wasn’t trying to spark a fight — just make people think. It was all part of an experiment to raise …

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Steve Bannon Tells France’s Fascist National Front: Being Called Racists Is A “Badge Of Honor” [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Both have suffered political falls and on Saturday in Lille, France, Steve Bannon, the onetime chief White House strategist, and Marine Le Pen, who lost the French presidency to Emmanuel Macron in May, sought to prop up each other with a shared anti-establishment stance. Bannon, on a European tour that includes stops in Germany and Italy, addressed a …

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Florida Teacher Claims Racist Podcast Was “Satire”

The Citrus County Chronicle reports: Crystal River Middle School social studies teacher Dayanna Volitich has been removed from the classroom as part of a Citrus County School District investigation following the revelation that she espoused racist views in a podcast and on social media under the alias Tiana Dalichov. Volitich has issued a statement: “None of the statements released about …

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Florida Teacher Outed As White Nationalist Podcaster

The Huffington Post reports: Dayanna Volitich, a 25-year-old social studies teacher at Crystal River Middle School in Florida, has been secretly hosting the white nationalist podcast “Unapologetic” under the pseudonym “Tiana Dalichov” and bragging about teaching her views in a public school, HuffPost has discovered. In her most recent podcast on Feb. 26, a guest railed against diversity in schools, …

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Steele Battles CPAC Head Over Racist Comment

As I reported earlier today, last night CPAC communications director Ian Walters drew gasps from the audience when he declared that Michael Steele had only been elected RNC chairman because he is black. This afternoon Steele got into it with CPAC head Matt Schlapp, who told Steele he need to “have some grace” over the insult. As you’ll see in …

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Jeff Sessions Hails “Anglo-American” Sheriffs [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday praised the “Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement” in a speech to the National Sheriffs’ Association. “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement,” Sessions said. “We must never erode this historic office.” Sessions’ phrasing deviated from his prepared remarks as published by the …

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Fox Deletes “Unvetted” Column By VP Which Claimed US Olympic Motto Should Be “Darker, Gayer, Different”

Talking Points Memo reports: Fox News has removed a controversial column penned by executive editor John Moody about diversity in the Olympics because it did not go through the “proper vetting process,” a Fox News insider told TPM Friday. The column, titled “Darker, Gayer, Different,” slammed the U.S. Olympics for its efforts to attract a diverse group of athletes for …

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