Tag Archives: racism

Trump Admin To Live-Stream Border Wall Construction

The Washington Post reports: Jared Kushner and other senior Trump administration officials are planning to set up web cameras to live-stream construction of President Trump’s border wall, going against objections from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, according to four people familiar with the White House proposal. “There will be a wall …

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Trump Admin Proposes Asylum Application Fee

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration on Friday proposed hiking a range of fees assessed on those pursuing legal immigration and citizenship, as well as for the first time charging those fleeing persecution for seeking protection in the United States. The rule, which will be published on Thursday and will have a monthlong comment period, would increase citizenship …

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Probe Finds Joe Arpaio’s Office Ignored Court Orders

The Associated Press reports: A court-appointed investigator concluded that high-ranking managers for former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio disregarded a federal judge’s order for Arpaio to halt immigration sweeps targeting Latinos, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The investigator also found an internal probe was whitewashed to shield the managers from accountability. The findings come as both Arpaio …

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Federal Court Blocks Ban On Uninsured Immigrants

The New York Times reports: A federal judge on Saturday blocked the Trump administration from implementing a policy that would require immigrants to prove they have insurance or the financial resources for medical costs in order to obtain a visa. The ruling, by Judge Michael Simon of the Federal District Court in Portland, Ore., was the latest in a string …

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CAREFULLY TAUGHT: Children Told To “Build The Wall” With Personalized Paper Bricks At WH Halloween Party

Yahoo News reports: A Halloween party on Oct. 25 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building featured candy, paper airplanes and — concerning for some attendees — a station where children were encouraged to help “Build the Wall” with their own personalized bricks. Photos of the children’s mural with the paper wall were provided to Yahoo News. The party, which took …

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Collins Ever So Upset At Trump’s “Lynching” Tweet

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Tuesday called on President Trump to retract a tweet in which he compared the House’s impeachment inquiry to a “lynching,” saying that the term evokes “a terrible time in our nation’s history.” “I think he should retract it, yes,” Collins told reporters when asked if the president should apologize. “‘Lynching’ brings …

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Bulgarian Soccer Head Resigns After Racist Incident

Politico Europe reports: The head of Bulgaria’s football federation resigned Tuesday, bowing to Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s call for him to quit following a match in Sofia during which Bulgarian fans hurled racist abuse at black England players. “After yesterday’s shameful loss of the Bulgarian national team and in view of our poor football results, I ordered [Sport] Minister Krasen …

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FIFA Match Suspended Over Nazi Salutes, Racist Chants

Reuters reports: The Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England was twice halted by the match referee in the first half on Monday under a three-step UEFA protocol to tackle racist abuse from the crowd. Britain’s Sky Sports television said racist chanting was heard from the stands and reported by England players to manager Gareth Southgate, with the referee informed …

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Trump Attacks Somali Refugees At Minneapolis Rally

The Washington Post reports: For roughly six minutes Thursday night, President Trump predictably singled out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) during his campaign rally in her home district of Minneapolis. As photos of Omar wearing a headscarf flashed across jumbo screens at the Target Center in the city, Trump ramped up his broadsides against the freshman lawmaker, slamming her as an …

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Coming Trump Proclamation Will Require Immigration Visa Applicants To Show Proof Of Health Insurance

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump plans to sign a proclamation requiring immigrant-visa applicants to show they can afford health care, people familiar with the matter said. The action, which is set to take effect in 30 days, would require applicants, including people with ties to family members in the U.S., to show they can get health insurance or …

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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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