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Trudeau Apologizes Again For Blackface History [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke Thursday afternoon about the controversy of him appearing in photos from years ago dressed in blackface and brownface. At least three photos have been released that show Trudeau wearing darkened makeup on his face. Trudeau on Thursday spoke to reporters in Winnipeg where he apologized for wearing brownface and blackface. “This …

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Glorious Leader En Español: No More Fake Asylum

First, a very related story: A former staffer in the George W. Bush administration wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post on Wednesday urging his “fellow Latinos” to vote President Trump out of office in 2020. “I am a Republican. I worked in the George W. Bush White House,” Abel Guerra wrote in the op-ed. “And I say to my …

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MAGA Judge Shitcanned For Facebook Post Of Noose

The Washington Post reports: A judge in Upstate New York was forced off the bench after posting online the image of a noose and a Trump campaign slogan, which a state commission concluded showed political or racial bias, officials said Tuesday. Kyle R. Canning, a part-time judge in Altona, N.Y. posted an image to his Facebook account of a noose, …

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Trump’s Personal “African-American” Leaves The GOP

PBS NewsHour reports: Gregory Cheadle, the black man President Donald Trump once described at a rally as “my African American,” is fed up. After two years of frustration with the president’s rhetoric on race and the lack of diversity in the administration, Cheadle told PBS NewsHour he has decided to leave the Republican party and run for a seat in …

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MICHIGAN: City Council Candidate Wants To Keep Town “As White As Possible” Just Like Jesus Intended It To Be

The Port Huron Times Herald reports: Capitalizing on Marysville’s current momentum — from redeveloping the old Mighty Marysville property to improvements at city parks — quickly became a common theme for city election candidates during a forum Thursday night. But that thread was momentarily marred with shock following a racist statement from one City Council candidate in response to a …

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Hispanic Journalists Group Boots Fox From Conference

Media Matters reports: Hugo Balta, president of The National Association of Hispanic Journalists, released a statement Thursday, declaring that it was rescinding the invitation for Fox News to cosponsor the organization’s presence at the upcoming Excellence In Journalism conference in San Antonio, TX — and returning Fox’s check for $16,666 as part of the deal. The reason: continued commentary on …

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Trump “Seriously” Wants To End Birthright Citizenship

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration was seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of noncitizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally. “We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby – …

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Christian Activist: Just Because Trump Says And Does Racist Things Doesn’t Make His Supporters Also Racists

“Now, in the final stage, the accusation is broadened: Anyone who votes for Trump is a racist, specifically, a white supremacist. This is what we are up against. This is not to say that President Trump has done nothing to play into racist stereotypes (such as his “Go back” tweets). “And this is not to deny that the President has …

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Steve King: The Media And GOP Owe Me An Apology

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is demanding an apology from the media and Republican leaders after he remarked last week that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest. At a town hall in Buena Vista County, Iowa, on Saturday, King blamed the controversy on a misquote. He took aim at the Des Moines Register, …

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NYPD Union Boss Under Fire For Sending Racist Video

The New York Post reports: The NYPD sergeants’ union urged members to “pay close attention to every word” of an overtly racist video that the group shared over the weekend — in which an unidentified narrator bemoans “Section 8 scam artists and welfare queens” — before quickly deleting it, The Post has learned. “Pay close attention to every word. You …

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Cuccinelli: The Statue Of Liberty Refers To Europeans

The Hill reports: Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said on Tuesday that the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants to the United States was referring to “people coming from Europe.” “Well of course that poem referred back to people coming from Europe where they had class-based societies,” Cuccinelli said of the …

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Cuccinelli Offers His Rewrite For Statue Of Liberty: “Give Us Your Poor…Who Can Stand On Their Own Two Feet”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s top immigration official on Tuesday offered a revised version of the poem affixed to the base of the Statue of Liberty that aligns more closely with the administration’s latest rule aimed at curbing the number of people who enter the United States legally. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, was …

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DOJ Seeks To Break Up Union Of Immigration Judges

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department has moved to decertify the union of immigration judges, a maneuver that could muffle an organization whose members have sometimes been openly critical of the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement agenda. The department filed a petition on Friday asking the Federal Labor Relations Authority to determine whether the union, the National Association of …

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Private Border Wall Group Under Criminal Investigation

ABC News reports: The group that raised millions of dollars to build a privately funded border wall separating Mexico from the U.S. is under criminal investigation in Florida, according to officials. We Build The Wall, a nonprofit organization that crowdfunded more than $25 million on GoFundMe, is under investigation by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Services, which has oversight …

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Trump Mocks Beto’s “Phony Hispanic” Nickname

Axios reports: President Trump mocked Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s Hispanic nickname in a late-night tweet ahead of his visit to the former congressman’s hometown of El Paso Wednesday to honor victims of the city’s mass shooting. Trump’s Twitter attack is in direct opposition to the conciliatory tone he struck when he condemned racism following Saturday’s massacre, saying “Now is …

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Trump Spox Rips Obama For Condemning Racism

The Daily Beast reports: White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley became visibly agitated on Tuesday when Fox News host Melissa Francis brought up what she called a “somewhat veiled jab” from former President Barack Obama following the pair of mass shootings that have rocked the nation over these past few days. “We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths …

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Baltimore Sun: Trump Is Dancing On The Graves Of Our City’s Dead Just To Win Points With His Adoring Base

From the editorial board of the Baltimore Sun: Basking in the crowd’s adulation, he started listing the dangerous countries where the murder rate was, he believed, not as bad as Charm City’s. El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala. Every American should watch that tape so they may be spared the delusion that Mr. Trump’s criticism of Baltimore comes from a constructive place. …

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Nigel Farage: Trump’s Racist Attacks Are “Genius”

The Guardian reports: Nigel Farage has described Donald Trump’s “go back” comments aimed at four congresswomen of colour as “genius”. The US president’s racist remarks were widely condemned after he told the four Democrats known as the Squad to return to the “broken and crime infested places from which they came”. But the leader of Britain’s Brexit party praised Trump’s …

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Franklin Graham: The Left Has Weaponized “Racism”

Reuters reports: Franklin Graham, the son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham and president of the charity Samaritan’s Purse, said the president’s critics had devalued the word “racism.” “The left has weaponized it and uses it against their opponents,” he said in a telephone interview Thursday. “The president is not afraid to go after anyone — their color has nothing to …

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Trump Shrugs Off Racist Chants: You Can’t Stop People

The Associated Press reports: President Trump said he does not know if his supporters will chant “send them back” about four minority lawmakers at a Thursday night rally, but said he prefers they do not. “I prefer that they don’t,” Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for the rally in Cincinnati. The president initially repudiated the chants …

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