Tag Archives: racism

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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Roseanne Cast Member Sara Gilbert Distances Herself From Barr’s “Abhorrent” Tweets: Incredibly Sad For Us

From the Hollywood Reporter: Roseanne cast member Sara Gilbert has weighed in on the controversy. “Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least,” she wrote. Not long after the …

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Roseanne Producer Wanda Sykes: I Won’t Be Back

Comedian Wanda Sykes, who until today was a “consulting producer” of the Roseanne reboot, has tweeted that she won’t be returning to the show. Sykes’ move comes after Rosanne Barr unleashed a bizarre racist attack on former Obama adviser Valeria Jarrett, calling her the “baby” of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet Of The Apes. Many are calling on ABC to …

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Roseanne Barr Apologizes For Racist “Bad Joke” About Valerie Jarrett, Claims She Is “Now Leaving Twitter”

Early this morning Roseanne Barr unleashed a bizarre, conspiracy theory-filled tweetstorm in which she called former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett the “baby” of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet Of The Apes and declared that Chelsea Clinton is married to the nephew of right wing boogeyman George Soros. Chelsea Clinton herself clapped back at Barr’s attack this morning, resulting in a …

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Roseanne Barr Goes FULL Crazy Racist

Mediaite reports: A glance at Roseanne Barr’s Twitter feed early Tuesday morning should alarm even the most ardent QAnon-crazy: she falsely claimed Chelsea Clinton was married to the nephew of every anti-Semite’s favorite boogeyman, George Soros, who she accused of trying to “overthrow” the “constitutional republic”, raved about CIA mind control, called Chris Cillizza a “a fucking mouth breather”, called …

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All Starbucks To Close Today For Anti-Bias Training

USA Today reports: Starbucks will attempt a dramatic move toward racial reconciliation Tuesday as it closes 8,000 stores across the nation for an afternoon of anti-bias training. Up to 180,000 employees at Starbucks stores and at its headquarters will receive training from a “tool kit” that will “focus on understanding prejudice and the history of public accommodations in the United …

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Right Wingers Celebrate Louis Farrakhan’s Praise For Trump, Farrakhan Calls For “An End To The White Man”

Mediaite reports: Filing this under things that I did not see coming in 2018: Candace Owens, a brainless pro-Trump YouTube personality who is now famous because Kanye West tweeted about her once, celebrated Louis Farrakhan‘s recent praise of President Donald Trump. Glenn Beck agreed. Farrakhan — a noted anti-Semite who also praised Trump during the 2016 campaign for rejecting donations …

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REPORT: Trump Made Stephen Miller And Jared Kushner Laugh With Made Up Names Of Hispanic Criminals

The Washington Post reports: The night before Trump delivered his first speech to Congress in February 2017, he huddled with Jared Kushner and [Stephen] Miller in the Oval Office to talk immigration. The president reluctantly agreed with suggestions he strike a gentler tone on immigration in the speech. Trump reminded them the crowds loved his rhetoric on immigrants along the …

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