Tag Archives: racism

YouTube Spikes “Deportation Bus” Ad As Hate Speech

ABC News reports: A Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate’s ad featuring a “Deportation Bus” has been removed from YouTube for violating its policy on hate speech. The ad was taken down Wednesday. Michael Williams, former state co-chair for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says in the ad that his bus will send undocumented immigrants “home.” Williams is bringing the bus to what …

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GEORGIA: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Launches “Deportation Bus Tour” To Sanctuary Cities [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A Republican candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race is bringing what he calls a “Deportation Bus Tour’ to the state’s sanctuary cities to tout his support for expediting deportation for undocumented immigrants. State Sen. Michael Williams’s campaign said in a press release that the tour will “expose how dangerous illegal aliens ruin local economies, cost American jobs, increase …

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Starbucks: No Purchase Required To Use Restroom

The Associated Press reports: Starbucks has adopted an open-bathroom policy following the arrest last month of two African American men at a coffee shop in Philadelphia. Chairman Howard Schultz says he doesn’t want the company to become a public bathroom, but feels employees can make the “right decision a hundred percent of the time,” if that choice is removed at …

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Don Blankenship Embraces “Bigot” Charges In Final Ad: Even If It’s True, I’ll Still Do A Better Job Than Others

Fox News reports: On the final day of a chaotic primary campaign, a radio announcement from Don Blankenship, Republican hopeful for Senate in West Virginia, does not seek to deny or explain away charges leveled against him by his own party’s establishment. He’s embracing those attacks instead. “They are calling me a bigot, a moron, a despicable character and mentally …

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George Zimmerman Charged With Aggravated Stalking

Law & Crime reports: George Zimmerman, the notorious Floridian who first made headlines when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, then acquitted a year later, is facing criminal charges once again. This time, Zimmerman has been charged by prosecutors in Seminole County on one count of aggravated stalking for allegedly sending threatening messages to a private investigator, according …

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Bonkers GOP Senate Candidate Ad Attacks “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell And His “China People” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: West Virginia GOP Senate hopeful Don Blankenship is amping up his racial attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with a new ad declaring, “Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs for China people.” “While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich,” Blankenship adds. “In fact, his China family has given him tens of millions of dollars.” …

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Texas Leads Red States Lawsuit To End DACA

Courthouse News reports: Texas has made good on its promise to target a program that protects some immigrants from deportation, leading a seven-state coalition that claims former President Barack Obama exceeded his authority when he started the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2012. Joined by the attorneys general of fellow Republican-controlled states Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina …

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Pence Hails “Rule Of Law Champion” Joe Arpaio [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Vice President Mike Pence praised Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt of court, as a “tireless champion of…the rule of law” during an event in Arizona on Tuesday. Pence, speaking at a tax policy event in Phoenix, said he was “honored” by the former sheriff’s attendance, and called Arpaio a “great friend of this president and …

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GOP Senate Candidate: USA Has Never Been A Racist Country Because Muslims Started Slavery [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Over the weekend, Religious Right activist E.W. Jackson, who is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine in November, delivered what he billed as “a ground breaking speech on race in America.” Contrary to Jackson’s bold assertion, the address didn’t contain anything groundbreaking and generally consisted of the standard misinformation …

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Omarosa Confirms “Shithole Countries” Comment By Trump In Tweet To Nigerian President: “FYI He Said It”

The New York Daily News reports: She may be out of the “Big Brother” house, but Omarosa is keeping the White House gossip coming. President Trump’s former aide lent her two cents to the discussion over the President’s infamous “s–thole countries” remark by tweeting directly to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. “President @MBuhari FYI he said it. #Naija,” she wrote on …

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ALABAMA: Lynching Memorial Opens In Montgomery

The New York Times reports: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opened Thursday on a six-acre site overlooking the Alabama State Capitol, is dedicated to the victims of American white supremacy. And it demands a reckoning with one of the nation’s least recognized atrocities: the lynching of thousands of black people in a decades-long campaign of racist terror. …

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Tucker Carlson: Nobody Wants To Live In London Or Sweden Because Immigrants Haven’t Assimilated

Tucker Carlson: “Look at Great Britain, look at France, look at Sweden, they have massive terror, crime, and disorder problems and cultural assimilation problems for one reason, they imported a bunch of people from a part of the world that doesn’t share their values. Why wouldn’t you – look – you wouldn’t want to live in Sweden now as a …

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TENNESSEE: Republicans Pull Bicentennial Celebration Funding From Memphis For Removing Monuments

The Associated Press reports: The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year. The retaliation came in the form of passage of a last-minute amendment attached to the House appropriations bill that triggered heated …

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Alabama Gov Campaign Ad: We Don’t Need Out Of State Liberals Telling Us To Tear Down Our Monuments

The Birmingham Herald reports: Alabama doesn’t need “folks in Washington” or “out-of-state liberals” instructing the state on what it should do with Confederate monuments, Gov. Kay Ivey said Tuesday. Ivey, during a campaign appearance in Foley, defended a new campaign ad released earlier in the day that touted the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017, which she signed into law …

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Starbucks To Close All Stores For Racial-Bias Training

NBC News reports: Starbucks announced Tuesday that it will close all of its more than 8,000 stores nationwide to conduct “racial-bias” training amid a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia. Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking …

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Trump Judicial Nominee Won’t Denounce Segregation

The Huffington Post reports: Federal judicial nominee Wendy Vitter refused to say on Wednesday whether she agreed with the landmark civil rights case that desegregated U.S. public schools. During her confirmation hearing, Vitter, whom President Donald Trump nominated to become a federal judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana, would not say whether she believed the Supreme Court case, Brown …

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Trump Boasts: We’re Sealing The Southern Border

Politico reports: Trump today doubled down on his plan to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help with border security. On Friday, the first wave of troops left Arizona and Texas en route to their deployment. As he has in the past, Trump slammed Democrats for not being tougher on immigration, but his plan to send troops …

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Trump Hails Mexico For Stopping Migrant “Caravan”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday credited Mexico’s “strong immigration laws” with disbanding a so-called “caravan” of Central American migrants before it reached the U.S., saying that a “giant scene” at the southern border was prevented. The president’s tweet comes a day after the organizers of the caravan announced that they would end their journey in Mexico City, instead …

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Trump Proclamation Will Send National Guard To Border

The Washington Post reports: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said President Trump will sign a proclamation Wednesday that will direct her department and the Pentagon to work with states to deploy the National Guard. The National Guard will assist Border Patrol agents by acting in support roles such as with road development and intelligence gathering, according to a person familiar …

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DOJ Sets Deportation Quotas For Immigration Judges

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Justice Department has notified immigration judges that it will begin evaluating their job performance based on how quickly they close cases, aiming to speed deportation decisions and reduce a lengthy backlog. The new quotas for judges to meet—laid out in a memo sent Friday to immigration judges—follow other directives by the department to expedite …

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