Tag Archives: race relations

POLL: Majority Say Race Relations Have Worsened

Politico reports: One year after President Donald Trump said there were “some very fine people on both sides” of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, a majority of voters in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll say race relations have gotten worse since Trump became president. According to the poll, 55 percent of voters say race relations have worsened under Trump, compared …

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Russian Facebook Ads Sought To Inflame Racial Discord

USA Today reports: The Russian company charged with orchestrating a wide-ranging effort to meddle in the 2016 presidential election overwhelmingly focused its barrage of social media advertising on what is arguably America’s rawest political division: race. The roughly 3,500 Facebook ads were created by the Russian-based Internet Research Agency, which is at the center of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s February …

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Confronts Obama Over Race Relations: The Police Don’t Trust You [VIDEO]

The Dallas Morning News reports: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants President Barack Obama to choose his words more carefully when it comes to police and racial matters. During a televised town hall Thursday, Patrick implored Obama to more strongly condemn those who call for the deaths of officers. He also urged the president to grant a national law enforcement group’s …

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LIVE VIDEO: Michael Brown Funeral

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Ferguson PSAs Air During VMAs

Via Mediaite: One of the ads is based on a quote from author James Baldwin: “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” The words show on-screen while the now-famous “Hands up, don’t shoot” chants are heard in the background. The other spot — with a concept title of “Look. Listen. …

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MISSOURI: Self-Described “Killer” Cop Who Pushed Don Lemon Suspended After Racist, Anti-Gay Rant Surfaces

CNN reports: A Missouri police officer involved in maintaining security in troubled Ferguson was put on administrative leave Friday after a video surfaced showing him railing about the Supreme Court, Muslims, and his past — and perhaps, he said, his future — as “a killer.” The officer, Dan Page of the St. Louis County Police Department, became something of a …

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Wingnuts Raise $235K For Ferguson Cop

Via Mediaite: A campaign that emerged this week on GoFundMe.com set a goal of raising $250,000 for Officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. After just four days, the campaign has garnered nearly 6,000 individual donations totaling more than $234,000. The page, set up by anonymous supporters, states, “We stand behind …

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Iranian Leader Uses Ferguson To Denounce Race Relations In United States

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HomoQuotable – Steve Freiss

“White gay men as a group could be the truest friends black women can have in American society. No alliance is perfect, but this one has the potential, if nurtured properly, to reconfigure the stories of race and gender. White gay men — once intensely vilified but now able to harness our white male privilege for good, having learned what …

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“Dear White Gays” Author On CNN

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Quote Of The Day – Sierra Mannie

“Dear white gays: Stop stealing black female culture. You are not a black woman, and you do not get to claim either blackness or womanhood. There is a clear line between appreciation and appropriation. I need some of you to cut it the hell out. Maybe, for some of you, it’s a presumed mutual appreciation for Beyoncé and weaves that …

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Maggie Dismisses Race-Baiting Charge

In an interview just concluded on MSNBC, former NOM head Maggie Gallagher shrugged off charges of race-baiting. Kudos to Thomas Roberts for his opening question: “Maggie, do you continue to defend your own race-baiting to further bigotry and homophobia on a national level?” Video to follow… UPDATE: Equality Matters has the clip first.

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Rachel Maddow: Racial Integration Of The Military Vs. DADT Situation

Surprise. “Strikingly similar.”

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White Team Wins National Step-Off

A white sorority drill team from Arkansas won the national Sprite Step-Off this week, the first time a non-black team has done so. In the clip below, the audience seems ready to laugh them off the stage at first, but is quickly won over. But not everybody is cheering. Via News One For Black America: Stepping, which is deeply rooted …

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A Miami Super Bowl Flashback

Back in 1989, Miami was host to Super Bowl XXIII. Several days before the game, Miami police officer William Lozano fired his gun at a moving motorcycle, killing the driver (and his passenger, who died later from the resultant crash.) The motorcyclist and his passenger were black, Lozano was Hispanic. Massive rioting ensued in downtown Miami, where I was the …

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Obama Speaks To China

As Greater Wingnutistan went crazy because he bowed to the emperor of Japan, President Obama spoke to China in a nationally televised address. Obama has been described by some newspapers as having “rock star” status in China, where his ethnicity has brought forth a rarely seen public discussion on China’s problems with racial discrimination.

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The White, African, American

A New Jersey medical student is suing his school for discrimination for the way they treated him after he described himself as a “white, African, American.” Which, as a Mozambique-born Caucasian immigrant, he technically is. But he may also be an asshat, as the school suspended him for continuing to use the expression after being told others found it offensive. …

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