Tag Archives: racism

COURT: Trump Illegally Used Pentagon Funds For Wall

The Hill reports: A federal appeals court in California on Friday ruled that the Trump administration’s use of Pentagon funding to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was illegal. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that Trump’s diversion of defense, military and other funding — billions of dollars that were not originally earmarked for …

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Three North Carolina Cops Fired After Audio Captures Racist, Anti-Gay Slurs, Call To “Slaughter” Black People

The Associated Press reports: Three members of a North Carolina police department have been fired after a department audit of a video recording captured one of the officers saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready. The Wilmington Police Department took the action on Tuesday against Cpl. Jessie Moore, and …

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Conway Decides “Kung Flu” Isn’t Racist After All

The Hill reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday defended President Trump’s repeated use of the term “kung flu” to describe the coronavirus despite previously telling reporters the term was “highly offensive.” “My reaction is that the president has made very clear that he wants everybody to understand, and I think many Americans do understand, that the virus originated …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Trump Cultist Tells BLM Protesters She Will “Teach My Grandkids To Hate You All, KKK Belief”

The Springfield News-Leader reports: A video of a woman who was sitting on the parking lot of Dixie Outfitters Sunday night during a Black Lives Matter protest has gone viral. As of Monday afternoon, the video has more than 100,000 views and was shared more than 3,500 times. On Twitter, the video has been viewed more than 2.4 million times. …

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Confederate Flag Banner Flies Over NASCAR Race

ESPN reports: NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag from being displayed at its events, but supporters of the symbol still managed to be seen Sunday before the race was postponed to Monday because of inclement weather. Vehicles lined the boulevard outside Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama, waving the flag and a plane flew above the track towing a banner of …

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Pence Repeatedly Refuses To Say “Black Lives Matter”

Newsweek report: Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly refused to utter the phrase “Black lives matter” during an interview on Juneteenth, insisting on saying “all lives matter” instead. Pence made the remarks during a Friday interview with Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI, after anchor Brian Taff asked the vice president if he would say the words “Black lives matter.” “Let me just …

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Trump Vows To End DACA Despite SCOTUS Ruling

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that he will renew his administration’s effort to end legal protections for young immigrants after the Supreme Court blocked the first try. The high court on Thursday ruled that Trump improperly ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2017. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the four liberal justices in …

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Senior State Official Quits Over Trump’s Racist Actions

The Washington Post reports: A senior State Department official who has served in the Trump administration since its first day is resigning over President Trump’s recent handling of racial tensions across the country — saying that the president’s actions “cut sharply against my core values and convictions.” Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, submitted her …

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Virginia: Volunteers Rush To Scrub “White Lives Matter” Graffiti From Monument To Tennis Great Arthur Ashe

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: The Richmond statue of Arthur Ashe was vandalized with “white lives matter” graffiti tags late Wednesday morning, setting the community further on edge followings weeks of protest and vandalism throughout the city. After photos of the vandalism on the statue honoring the civil rights activist and tennis icon were shared to social media earlier in the …

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Majority Say Trump Is Racist, Failure Or Below Average

Mediaite reports: Trump has gotten a lot of bad polling news recently, as his approval ratings have cratered and his general election opponent Joe Biden has widened his lead over the incumbent. A new Yahoo! News/YouGov poll is arguably worse news for Trump, as the results cut at his character and place in American history. When directly asked “Do you …

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Trump Admin Plans To Blame Second Wave On Mexico

The Associated Press reports: The White House is floating a theory that travel from Mexico may be contributing to a new wave of coronavirus infections, rather than states’ efforts to reopen their economies. The notion was discussed at some length during a meeting of the administration’s coronavirus task force in the White House Situation Room Thursday that focused, in part, …

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Shapiro: There’s No Such Thing As Systemic Racism

“There are no institutions in the United States that are legally systemically racist. It does not exist. I mean, it’s illegal in the United States. You can’t do that. And by the way, the only aspects of American life that are legally racist are legally racist on behalf of minority groups. Right? Affirmative action programs, for example. “And so, what …

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Advertisers Bail On Carlson Over Comments On Race

Yahoo Entertainment reports: Disney and T-Mobile have pulled their advertising from Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show in light of his recent comments about the Black Lives Matter movement and the killing of George Floyd. Disney has instructed its third-party ad buyer to stop placing ads on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” and that it was not previously aware its ads were running …

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CA Teacher Sorry For Threat To “Fucking Kill” Protesters

Bakersfield’s CBS News affiliate reports: Police are investigating an incident where a woman verbally attacked an 8-year-old girl and her mom when they were returning home from a Black Lives Matter protest. The mother caught the exchange on video. In the video recorded by her mother, Erika Baze, you hear the little girl sobbing in fear. As the video continues, …

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NASCAR Bans Confederate Flags From All Events

ESPN reports: Two days after Bubba Wallace called for NASCAR to ban all Confederate flags at racetracks, the organization did just that. Wallace, the circuit’s only black full-time driver, had told CNN Monday: “My next step would be to get rid of all Confederate flags. No one should feel uncomfortable when they come to a NASCAR race. So it starts …

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Two Trump Cultists Fired, Suspended For Racist Display

The Hill reports: A New Jersey corrections officer has been suspended and a FedEx employee was fired Tuesday after video showed them mocking the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. Footage first surfaced on Monday of the two reenacting Floyd’s death as a crowd of protestors marched in a Black Lives Matter …

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NEW JERSEY: Trump Cultist Prison Guard Mocks Death Of George Floyd By Kneeling On Man’s Neck [VIDEO]

NBC Philadelphia reports: A white man seen mocking George Floyd’s death as Black Lives Matter protesters passed by is a corrections officer in South Jersey, officials confirmed to NBC10. The man – whose identity has not been verified – was seen kneeling on another man laying down along Delsea Drive as a group marched past in Franklin Township on Monday. …

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Ex-Senate Leader Trent Lott Fired From Lobbying Firm

The Associated Press reports: The lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs has fired former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, one of Washington’s most prominent lobbyists. The firm gave no reason for the Mississippi Republican’s sudden departure and declined to answer questions about it. Mark Ruehlmann, Squire Patton Boggs’ chairman and global chief executive, said only that the firm had “decided that …

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Trump Mocks Romney For Marching In DC Protest

NBC News reports: Asked why it was important for him to be present at the protest, Romney, who was wearing a face covering, said: “We need a voice against racism. We need many voices against racism and against brutality.” “We need to stand up and say black lives matter,” added Romney, who was marching with a Christian group. President Donald …

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Senior Trump Advisor Apologizes For N-Word Retweet

Fox News reports: One of President Trump’s senior campaign advisers has apologized after promoting a tweet praising a chainsaw-wielding man who used a racial slur while admonishing protests. “I retweeted without watching the full video and I deeply apologize,” Mercedes Schlapp said in a statement provided to Fox News. “I deleted the tweet. I would never knowingly promote the use …

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