Tag Archives: racism

Trump Lies Yet Again About Nonexistent Law

Buzzfeed reports: There is no law that determines children must be taken away from their parents when they cross the border. Crossing the border illegally is a federal misdemeanor, and recrossing illegally is a felony, but there is no law mandating the separation of families that cross the border illegally. Instead, the increase in family separation, which has seen hundreds …

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TEXAS: HHS To Build Tent City For Migrant Children

NBC News reports: The Trump administration has selected Tornillo, Texas, for the construction of tents to house the overflow of immigrant children, many of whom have been separated from their parents under a new “zero tolerance” policy, according to three sources familiar with the decision. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will erect a “tent city,” full of …

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Holder Sues Three States For Racist Gerrymandering

Courthouse News reports: Citing the states’ long histories of suppressing the right to vote among their black voters, an organization headed by former Attorney General Eric Holder sued three states in the Deep South, accusing them of using gerrymandering to dilute the strength of their black voters. In Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana, local lawyers filed lawsuits in federal court against …

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VIRGINIA: Alt-Right Pro-Confederacy Loon Corey Stewart Wins GOP Senate Primary, Will Face Tim Kaine

The Roanoke Times reports: Virginia Republicans turned bright red Tuesday, selecting Corey Stewart as their nominee to challenge Democratic incumbent Tim Kaine for U.S. Senate as primary elections played out in congressional districts across the state. The matchup ensures Virginia will keep relitigating the 2016 presidential race in this fall’s election, with Stewart running in Donald Trump-like fashion against Kaine, …

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal Blasts Sessions For Ending Asylum: The Blood Of Refugees Is On Your Hands

“Once again, an administration that claims to be tough on crime is actually just tough on crime victims. Today’s shameful decision by the Attorney General slams the door in the face of women fleeing brutal violence, LGBT refugees fleeing persecution, and thousands of others seeking safety in the United States. America is better than this, but apparently Attorney General Jeff …

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ACLU Sues Over 2020 Census Citizenship Question

The Associated Press reports: Civil rights lawyers sued the U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday to try to stop plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The Manhattan federal court lawsuit on behalf of immigrants’ rights groups says racial animus was behind a recent announcement that the census will include a citizenship question for the first time since …

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SOUTH DAKOTA: GOP Rep Reacts To Cake Ruling By Saying Businesses Should Have Right To Refuse Blacks

The Argus Leader reports: A South Dakota lawmaker on Monday said businesses should be able to turn away customers based on race. In a Facebook comment, state Rep. Michael Clark, a Hartford Republican, said business owners should have the final say in who they serve. “He should have the opportunity to run his business the way he wants,” Clark wrote. …

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After Repeated Exchange With Dem Senator, DeVos Concedes Schools Can’t Call ICE On Students [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who sparked a firestorm last week when she said it was a school’s choice to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement to report potentially undocumented students, changed her tune Tuesday, telling a Senate subcommittee she doesn’t think schools can call ICE on undocumented students. DeVos’ reversal came during a tense exchange with Sen. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump “Celebrates” National Anthem

The New York Times reports: President Trump said on Tuesday that the United States Marine Band would “proudly” play the national anthem at the White House during an afternoon event that had originally been planned as a celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl victory. In early-morning tweets, Mr. Trump obliquely questioned the patriotism of the Eagles and other N.F.L. …

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Trump Disinvites Super Bowl Champions Over Anthem Protests (Some Of Them Were Never Coming Anyway)

Via press release from Glorious Leader: “The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our …

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Bill Maher: Roseanne’s Tweets Were So Full Of Racism And Conspiracies That They Bordered On Presidential

“Roseanne will always be my friend but her world came crashing down this week with a series of tweets she put out on Tuesday that were so full of racism, conspiracy theories and personal attacks they were described as abhorrent bordering on presidential. Roseanne has said she has multiple personalities – and unfortunately one of them is quite a racist. …

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Roseanne Barr Hints She May Fight Cancellation

CBS News reports: The day after ABC pulled the plug on her No. 1 show over a racist tweet, Roseanne Barr returned to Twitter with a vengeance. The embattled comic hinted she may challenge the cancellation, tweeting to her fans Wednesday, “you guys make me feel like fighting back. I will examine all of my options carefully and get back …

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Trump Again Demands Apology From Disney CEO

The Associated Press reports: U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested an executive behind ABC’s cancellation of sitcom “Roseanne” was biased while the White House said it did not defend comedian Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that sparked the decision. Trump doubled down on that accusation again Thursday morning tweeting, “Iger, where is my call of apology? You and ABC have …

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Trump Breaks Silence On Roseanne To Cry That Disney’s CEO Has Apologized To Valerie Jarrett But Not To Him

Mediaite reports: President Trump has finally weighed in on Roseanne Barr and has decided the person most worthy of condemnation here is Disney CEO Bob Iger. No, seriously. Yes, after Barr’s show was cancelled because of her racist comment about Valerie Jarrett, Jarrett revealed that she received a call from Disney CEO Bob Iger. Iger himself tweeted yesterday that it …

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Ambien Maker: Racism Is Not A Known Side Effect

CNBC reports: Ambien maker Sanofi isn’t buying Roseanne Barr’s claim that she compared former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape because she was “ambien tweeting.” “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication,” the French drugmaker posted to its American Twitter account on Wednesday. Ambien is used to treat …

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Roseanne Barr Blames Racist Tirade On Ambien

People Magazine reports: Roseanne Barr returned to Twitter after the cancellation of her ABC show Roseanne. The 65-year-old actress previously said she quit Twitter after she received backlash for a racist tweet she wrote Monday night about former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. But late Tuesday night the star went on yet another Twitter spree, blaming her racist Tweet on …

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Networks Yank Reruns Of Both Roseanne Series

Variety reports: After a racist tweet by Roseanne Barr that created an outcry online, reruns of the Roseanne revival scheduled to air on Viacom networks Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT will be pulled from their respective schedules. Roseanne reruns will be canceled on the three channels starting Wednesday, a Viacom spokesperson said. Later on Tuesday a Hulu spokesperson also …

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White House Dodges Questions About Roseanne Barr

The Hill reports: The White House on Tuesday declined to comment on ABC’s decision to cancel “Roseanne,” saying President Trump is focused on “bigger things” surrounding his agenda. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to a rally in Tennessee that Trump’s work on agreements with North Korea and on trade are …

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Roseanne Barr Dropped By Her Talent Agency

TV Line reports: Following ABC’s decision to scrap Roseanne‘s 11th season, the agency ICM Partners has dropped Roseanne Barr as a client after she published a racist tweet Tuesday morning. The move was announced in the following email to ICM employees: “We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning. What she wrote …

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BREAKING: ABC Cancels Second Season Of Roseanne

Variety reports: ABC has pulled the plug on “Roseanne.” “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement. WOW. The right wing outrage machine will surely explode with screams about “freedom of speech.” MORE: Disney CEO Bob Iger on cancellation of …

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