Tag Archives: racism

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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Cuomo: Trump Admin Plans To Use COVID Vax Program As “Backdoor” To Deporting Undocumented Immigrants

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Cuomo said he and other governors received a request from the federal Department of Health and Human Services to provide the feds with “ID numbers” for all COVID-19 patients once a vaccine is approved and distribution begins. Such personal data can be retrieved from passports, driver’s licenses or Social Security cards, posing a …

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Miller Outlines Second-Term Anti-Immigrant Actions

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller has fleshed out plans to rev up Trump’s restrictive immigration agenda if he wins re-election next week, offering a stark contrast to the platform of Democratic nominee Joe Biden. In a 30-minute phone interview Thursday with NBC News, Miller outlined four major priorities: limiting asylum grants, punishing and outlawing so-called …

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New Doc Shows Plot To Suppress 2016 Black Vote

Rolling Stone reports: The disinformation operation was christened “Project Clintonson.” It brought together two notorious figures in Republican political circles, Blackwater founder Erik Prince and Trump adviser Roger Stone. Their objective couldn’t have been more explicit. “We do not need to make major gains among African American voters,” said a 13-page proposal for Project Clintonson that Prince sent to unnamed …

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Jared Kushner Implies Black People Are Lazy [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner says the president wants to help Black people succeed but that they have to want to be successful. “But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful,” Kushner said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday. Kushner also criticized people who raised their voices …

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Civil Lawsuit Against Trump Cultists Jacob Wohl And Jack Burkman Invokes The Ku Klux Klan Act Of 1871

CNET reports: Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have made names for themselves on the internet as vocal far-right conspiracy theorists and orchestrating over-the-top media stunts. Over the past couple of months, as the election has neared, the duo has worked to deter Black voters from casting ballots. Wohl, 22, and Burkman, 54, reportedly created and funded a robocall campaign that …

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GOP House Candidate Sorry For His Racist Website

The Washington Post reports: Madison Cawthorn, a House Republican candidate in North Carolina, created a website attacking his Democratic opponent that made a racist characterization of a watchdog reporter as someone who works “to ruin white males.” The website, MoeTaxes.com, about Cawthorn’s Democratic opponent Moe Davis, alleged that local journalist Tom Fiedler was working with Davis allies and described Fiedler …

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Melania Was Pissed Beyonce Got 2018 Vogue Cover

NBC News reports: First lady Melania Trump appeared to express astonishment over Vogue magazine’s decision to feature Beyoncé on the cover of its September 2018 issue and to give her editorial input, according to a secretly recorded phone conversation shared with NBC News. “Anna gave the September issue of Vogue cover — complete, complete, complete, everything — to Beyoncé,” Trump, …

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150+ Business Groups Urge Trump To Withdraw His Racist Order Prohibiting Diversity Training Programs

The Hill reports: More than 150 business and nonprofit groups are calling on President Trump to withdraw his executive order that prohibits the federal government, as well as its contractors, subcontractors and grantees, from offering diversity training programs on racial and gender biases, according to the Wall Street Journal. The group, which includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and dozens …

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Prosecutors Reveal “Central Park Karen” Made Second 911 Call Claiming Bird Watcher “Tried To Assault” Her

The New York Times reports: Amy Cooper, the white woman who called the police on a Black bird-watcher in Central Park, made a second, previously unreported call to 911 in which she falsely claimed that the man “tried to assault her,” a prosecutor said on Wednesday. Ms. Cooper, who appeared in court remotely to answer misdemeanor charges that she had …

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N-Word Hurled At Wife Of PA Lt. Governor [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Normally, state troopers accompany Pennsylvania’s second lady whenever she leaves the house. But on Sunday, when Gisele Barreto Fetterman realized it was her last chance to get golden kiwis on sale at her neighborhood grocery store, she decided to run out for a few minutes on her own. While she waited in line, she said, a …

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Michele Bachmann: Muslims Have Ruined Minnesota

“Minnesota was founded by people who had a very strong biblical ethic. That has changed beyond my wildest dreams to where we are today, I’m sorry to say. “I would say probably the main thing is a loss of reverence for God and of the things of God, and a loss of reverence for his word and the truth of …

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Dennis Prager: Barack Obama Has “Zero Masculinity”

“The absence of fathers is often emasculating. I think it happened to Barack Obama. I don’t mean to insult him because it’s not an insult, just a description. I find zero masculine about the man. “And having had no father — a father not because the father died, it’s very different. The father voluntarily disappeared. That is — has an …

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Trump Admin May Put Up Billboards Of “Illegals”

CNN reports: The Trump administration is considering putting up billboards of immigration violators, an unprecedented move in lockstep with the President’s law-and-order message ahead of the election, according to two sources familiar with the proposal. President Donald Trump has repeatedly gone after so-called “sanctuary cities” — cities that limit cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities — arguing …

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Facebook Yanks Trump Ads That Attack Refugees

NBC News reports: Facebook said Wednesday that it had taken down ads from the Trump campaign that claimed without evidence that accepting refugees from abroad would increase risks related to the coronavirus pandemic. “We rejected these ads because we don’t allow claims that people’s physical safety, health, or survival is threatened by people on the basis of their national origin …

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Leaked Docs Show 2016 Trump Campaign Listed 3.5M Black Americans In “Deterrence” Push To Thwart Voting

Britain’s Channel 4 reports: Channel 4 News has exclusively obtained a vast cache of data used by Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign on almost 200 million American voters. It reveals that 3.5 million Black Americans were categorised by Donald Trump’s campaign as ‘Deterrence’ – voters they wanted to stay home on election day. Tonight, civil rights campaigners said the evidence …

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