Tag Archives: racism

Atlanta Paper Blasts Trump’s Attack On John Lewis

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Atlantans responded with an incredulous “how dare you!” Saturday after President-elect Donald Trump kicked off the MLK holiday weekend with a twitter rant saying most of Atlanta is in “horrible shape and falling apart” and describing Georgia’s U.S. Rep. John Lewis — a civil rights icon — as “All talk, talk, talk — no action or …

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SIEG HEIL: Former Breitbart Staffers To Form “Populist Nationalist” Group To Enforce Trump’s Agenda

The Atlantic reports: Patrick Howley, a former Breitbart News reporter, left the site under vague circumstances back in November. Howley told me at the time that he was leaving of his own volition because the site had become more “controlled” after the departure of Steve Bannon, the organization’s former chairman who was hired for a top job in the Trump …

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ARIZONA: State GOP Rep Intros Bill Banning Schools And Universities From Discussing Civil Rights

The Arizona Republic reports: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was all about justice, that notion that we are all equal, that we all deserve opportunities. He lived by that Old Testament command from God that we should not only be charitable but work for justice. Social justice, he called it. Just don’t dare talk about such things in Arizona’s …

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BREAKING: Dylann Roof Sentenced To Death

The New York Times reports: Dylann S. Roof, the impenitent and inscrutable white supremacist who killed nine African-American churchgoers in a brazenly racial assault almost 19 months ago, shocking the world over the persistence of extremist hatred in dark corners of the American South, was condemned to death by a federal jury on Tuesday. The jury of nine whites and …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Racist Gerrymandering And 2017 Special Election Put On Indefinite Hold By SCOTUS

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put a court-ordered legislative redistricting and 2017 special election on hold while it reviews Republican legislators’ appeal in an ongoing lawsuit. A lower federal court ruled months ago that the current legislative districts are an unconstitutional racial gerrymander, and it ordered the General Assembly to draw new districts …

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Fake KKK Protesters Disrupt Sessions Senate Hearing: “What Is This Craziness? I’m A White Man!” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Protestors dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan interrupted Tuesday’s confirmation hearing of Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions, chiding the Alabama senator for past allegations of racist comments. The two protestors were dressed in white robes and hoods, holding foam fingers with “KKK” and “Go Jeffie Boy” written on the hands. They chanted sarcastic praise at Sessions, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Sen. Cory Booker To Testify Against Jeff Sessions During Attorney General Confirmation Hearing

UPDATE: Things are set to begin shortly. The hearing begins at 9:30AM Eastern and will be broadcast on all cable networks and via the live-stream embedded below. CNN reports on a breaking development: Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is set to testify against Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions Wednesday in an unprecedented move during his attorney general confirmation. This would be the …

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Perkins On Jeff Sessions: For The First Time In Eight Years The DOJ Will Actually Uphold The Law [VIDEO]

Hate groups leader Tony Perkins appeared on Fox Business today to celebrate the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to run the Justice Department, which “for the first time in eight years will actually uphold the law.” According to Perkins, objections to Sessions are just standard noise straight out of the Rules For Radicals guide to “stigmatize and marginalize” conservatives. Watch …

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BRITAIN: Russian Embassy Tweets Neo-Nazi Meme

The International Business Times reports: The Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom posted a tweet Monday featuring the image of an odd cartoon frog, which, at first glance, would seem harmless enough. But that frog, in internet parlance, has become a meme employed by white supremacists and is defined as a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Wrote Russia’s …

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MASSACHUSETTS: Local Sheriff Offers Trump Free Inmate Labor To Help Build Mexico Border Wall [VIDEO]

The Falls River Herald News reports: Should President-elect Donald Trump move forward with plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson would like inmates from the Bristol County House of Correction to do some of the work. “I can think of no other project that would have such a positive impact on our inmates …

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Civil Rights Leaders Demand Delay To “Rigged” Hearing To Confirm Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions

The International Business Times reports: The confirmation process for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is “rigged” and should be delayed in order to thoroughly vet Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee, a group of civil rights leaders said in a conference call with reporters Friday. Citing reports that Democrats will be allowed to call only four witnesses to testify at next …

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GERMANY: Media And Politicians Denounce Breitbart For Story Promoting “Fake News, Hate, And Propaganda”

The Guardian reports: German media and politicians have warned against an election-year spike in fake news after the rightwing website Breitbart claimed a mob chanting “Allahu Akbar” had set fire to a church in the city of Dortmund on New Year’s Eve. After the report by the US site was widely shared on social media, the city’s police clarified that …

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Vicente Fox: Mexico Won’t Pay For “That Fucken Wall”

The Hill reports: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Friday knocked President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, reiterating that Mexico will not pay “for that f—– wall.” “Be clear with US tax payers. They will pay for it,” Fox told Trump in a tweet. Reports emerged Thursday evening that Trump was coordinating with House …

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The KKK Endorses Anti-Gay Billionaire Trump Nominee Betsy DeVos: The Future Of Education In America

From the website of the Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan: When Donald Trump named Betsy DeVos as his pick for heading the Department of Education opponents of school choice, school vouchers, charter school, and parental control warned that could mean the end of public education as we know it. Those who voted for Trump see her choice as his …

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NAACP Holds Sit-In At Office Of AG Nominee Jeff Sessions, Won’t Leave Until Arrested Or He Withdraws

The sit-in is being live-streamed on Facebook. AL.com reports: The president of the NAACP and the head of the group’s Mobile branch are occupying the Alabama senator’s Mobile office until he withdraws from consideration as President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general or the group gets arrested. The protest at Sessions’ Mobile Senate office was among several demonstrations held statewide against Sessions’ …

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British Singer On Inauguration Invite: I’ll Only Do It If I Can Perform Protest Song About Lynching Blacks

The BBC reports: Rebecca Ferguson says she’s been asked to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony. The singer tweeted she would “graciously accept” the invitation from the American president-elect if she can perform Strange Fruit. “[It’s] a song that has huge historical importance, a song that was blacklisted in the United States,” she posted. Strange Fruit was originally recorded by …

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Simon & Schuster Defends Milo’s Book Deal

Vanity Fair reports: Book publishing company Simon & Schuster caused a stir earlier this week when it was reported they’d struck a deal with “alt-right” provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, whose anti-immigration, anti-Islam writing for Breitbart News has made him something of a cult figure within the resurgent white nationalist movement. (The Donald Trump supporter is perhaps best known for getting himself …

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REPORT: 400 Companies Now Boycotting Breitbart

Little Green Footballs reports: Many people have now joined the effort to inform major companies about the racist and misogynist nature of Breitbart “News” and urge them not to advertise at this “alt-right” hate site, and this ad hoc campaign is getting serious results. The number of companies that have now pulled their ads from Breitbart is at 400. That’s …

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Even The Literal Nazis Hate Milo’s Book Deal

Yesterday’s news that Simon & Schuster has given notorious troll Milo Yiannopoulos a $250,000 book advance spawned widespread criticism of the publisher, with the Chicago Review Of Books denouncing “this disgusting validation of hate” with a vow to boycott covering any of their titles released in 2017. As it turns out, even the literal Nazis at the Daily Stormer are …

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Homocon Milo Lands $250K Book Advance

From the Hollywood Reporter: Milo Yiannopoulos has parlayed his ban from Twitter — and some controversial appearances on college campuses and cable TV shows — into a $250,000 book deal with Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, The Hollywood Reporter learned on Thursday. “They said banning me from Twitter would finish me off. Just as I predicted, the …

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