Tag Archives: racism

Loeffler Sells WNBA Team After Complaints By Players

The Guardian reports: The WNBA and the NBA’s board of governors unanimously approved the sale of the Atlanta Dream on Friday, ending defeated Republican senator Kelly Loeffler’s tumultuous stint as a WNBA owner. “With the unanimous WNBA and NBA votes, today marks a new beginning for the Atlanta Dream organization and we are very pleased to welcome Larry Gottesdiener and …

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Carlson Denies White Supremacy Played Role In Riot

“We oppose hurting people on the basis of their race no matter who is doing it, no matter how they are justifying it. So, again, we’re always against racism. But five people out of 199 arrested? How is that a white supremacist insurrection? “If it is, then we have other questions, such as how many Black supremacists are there at …

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Capitol Cop: Rioters Called Me The N-Word [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn is speaking out for the first time about what he experienced when a mob of Trump supporters invaded the building. Dunn gave an interview to ABC’s Pierre Thomas, offering recollections on the chaos of January 6th, the physical exhaustion of the insurrection, and the tension of his stand-offs with the crowd. Dunn went …

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Cultist Miami Doctor Charged With Hate Crime Assault

ABC News reports: A Miami anesthesiologist is accused of attacking a Hispanic man at a grocery store, vandalizing his car and calling him a racial slur, authorities said. Jennifer Susan Wright, 58, of Miami Springs, was charged with criminal mischief, tampering with a victim and battery with prejudice, according to Miami-Dade County court records. The latter charge was classified a …

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FL Man Behind Massive Confederate Flag Found Dead

ABC News reports: A man who bragged of tricking local Florida officials into letting him fly a massive Confederate flag at the corners of two busy interstates has died, authorities said. Police said officers found 73-year-old Marion Lambert dead on his small farm in Tampa on Wednesday. In 2017, Lambert told The Associated Press during an interview that he tricked …

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GOP Rep Implies Hispanics Are Not Americans: They’re Good Workers But Citizens Should Get Vaccine Priority

The Arizona Republic reports: Rep. Debbie Lesko said Hispanics are “very good workers” but implied they are not Americans in comments she made during a congressional hearing on vaccine distribution plans. Lesko, R-Ariz., who represents a West Valley congressional district that includes Sun City, said she had compassion for Hispanics, but also equated them with illegal immigrants in a broad …

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Charges Dismissed Against “Central Park Karen”

The New York Daily News reports: A Manhattan judge on Tuesday dismissed all charges against a white woman who called the cops on a Black bird watcher in Central Park for requesting she leash her dog. Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi said prosecutors were satisfied with Amy Cooper’s progress in a program designed to have her take responsibility for the …

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Aunt Jemima Rebranded As “Pearl Milling Company”

CNN reports: Quaker Oats is releasing a new name and logo for its “Aunt Jemima” products, finally retiring the racist stereotype that has adorned its pancake mixes and syrups for decades. The name “Aunt Jemima,” long criticized as a racist caricature of a Black woman stemming from slavery, will be replaced with the Pearl Milling Company name and logo on …

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Florida Cop Fired After Posts Backing Capitol Rioters

NBC News reports: A Florida police officer was fired earlier this month after a citizen reported him for posting politically charged and racist memes and musings on social media. The Kissimmee Police Department verified 30 screenshots of Facebook posts made by Officer Andrew Johnson in support of Capitol riots and Trump and disparaging the Black Lives Matter movement. He also …

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VIRAL VIDEO: N-Word Spewing Cultists Disrupt Flight

The Independent reports: A disturbing video that went viral on TikTok shows a Trump supporter repeatedly using the n-word and refusing to wear a mask on a flight. She and another person wearing Trump caps were then removed from the flight. The video shows a woman wearing a MAGA hat with her mask down. She and at least one other …

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Civil Rights Groups Accuse Trump Of Violating KKK Act

Law & Crime reports: Outgoing President Donald Trump’s post-election campaign of “intimidation and coercion of election officials and volunteers” targets Black voters in violation of the Ku Klux Klan Act of the early Jim Crow era, civil right groups claim in a new complaint. Joining a lawsuit originally brought by the Detroit-based Michigan Welfare Rights Organization last month, the NAACP …

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Robert E. Lee Statue Removed From US Capitol

Washington DC’s NBC News affiliate reports: A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that represented Virginia in the U.S. Capitol for 111 years has been removed. The statue was removed from Statuary Hall overnight, the office of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced early Monday. A commission formed by the General Assembly decided that Lee was not a fitting symbol …

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Giuliani Goes Full Racist On Call Into GA Hearing

The Washington Post reports: Giuliani called out several Black election workers in Fulton County, alleging that they were “passing around USB ports as if they were vials of heroin or cocaine.” He also referred to some election workers by name while questioning their actions — despite repeated pleas from state election officials to protect the safety of election workers. The …

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Giuliani’s MI Witness Says “All Chinese Look Alike”

The Wrap reports: The Michigan state legislature held a wild hearing on Wednesday evening as Trump campaign lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis continued their crusade to defy the will of the American people by overturning Joe Biden’s election victory over Trump. One of the witnesses, a naturalized American citizen from India, served as a Republican poll watcher at the …

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Harris County TX GOP Chair Resigns After Racist Post

The Texas Tribune reports: The head of the Republican Party in Texas’ largest county has resigned after less than four months on the job. Keith Nielsen, chairman of the GOP in Harris County, home to Houston, submitted a letter of resignation and the party’s secretary, Josh Flynn, said he received it Monday morning. Nielsen was engulfed in controversy before he …

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Wohl Attorneys Call Racist Robocalls Protected Speech

Law & Crime reports: Nearly a month has passed since a federal judge found that civil rights groups would prove that hard-right pranksters Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman engaged in “electoral terror” in robocalls that he found reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, lawyers for the duo want the same judge to sanction a civil rights group for filing …

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US Settles With Citizens Detained For Speaking Spanish

The New York Daily News reports: A pair of American women detained by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent after they were overheard speaking in Spanish at a Montana convenience store have reached an undisclosed settlement in their lawsuit against agency, the ACLU announced. Ana Suda and Martha “Mimi” Hernandez were out buying groceries in the city of Havre, …

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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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Michelle: Trump’s Racist Lies Put My Family In Danger

USA Today reports: In a lengthy Instagram post, Michelle Obama, 56, recalled husband and former President Barack Obama’s transition after Trump won the 2016 election, during which the couple worked to help prepare the Trump administration for the tasks ahead, just as “George and Laura Bush had done for us.” They offered meetings and “detailed memos” to Donald and Melania …

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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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