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  • Florida’s culture clash pits Gillum against Trump voters

    10/22/2018 8:55:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 22, 2018 1:22 AM EDT | Steve Peoples
    President Donald Trump’s loyalists here at Florida’s premier retirement community fear Andrew Gillum. It has nothing to do with his race, they insist, when asked about the 39-year-old Democrat who could become the state’s first African-American governor. Instead, The Villages’ deeply conservative residents are convinced a Gillum victory would trigger an era of high crime, higher taxes and moral failing. “He’ll kill everything that’s good about Florida,” says Talmadge Strickland, a 66-year-old retired firefighter wearing a “Trump 2020″ baseball cap at a rally for Gillum’s opponent. “He will hurt us; he will physically hurt us with his socialist mentality.” In...
  • Stacey Abrams accuses GOP foe of voter suppression as Georgia breaks voter-registration record

    10/14/2018 12:28:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for Georgia governor, continued Sunday to accuse her Republican opponent of voter suppression even though the state recently broke its voter-registration record on his watch. Ms. Abrams alleged that Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp has stalled 53,000 voter-registration forms as part of a “pattern of behavior” aimed at gaming the election in the GOP’s favor. “It’s part of a pattern of behavior where he tries to tilt the playing field in his favor or in the favor of his party,” the Georgia House Minority Leader told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “This should not require...
  • Cuomo blames Trump for ‘fanning the flames of racism’ after violent clash . . .

    10/14/2018 11:09:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Sunday called on the FBI to investigate violent clashes connected to the right-wing group the “Proud Boys.” In a statement, Cuomo blamed President Trump for the “hatred and violence” that he tied to the altercations. "The bottom line is that I hold the President responsible for demonizing differences, fanning the flames of racism and division and creating a fire of hatred and violence," Cuomo said.“These vile acts of racism, division and discrimination are repugnant to American values, and have no place in our state,” he added. Three men were arrested on assault and...
  • Washington state ends ‘racially biased’ death penalty

    10/11/2018 3:31:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 3:04 PM EDT | Rachel La Corte and Gene Johnson
    Washington’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state’s death penalty Thursday, ruling that it had been used in an arbitrary and racially discriminatory manner. Washington has had a moratorium on executions since 2014, but the ruling makes it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment by legislative act or court decree. The court converted the sentences of the eight people on Washington’s death row to life in prison. “The death penalty is unequally applied — sometimes by where the crime took place, or the county of residence, or the available budgetary resources at any given point in time,...
  • Fall of top US scientists points to ethics gap in research

    09/24/2018 9:20:04 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 16 replies
    Three prominent US scientists have been pushed to resign over the past 10 days after damning revelations about their methods... (Skip) "The good news is that we are finally starting to see a lot of these cases become public," said Ivan Oransky co-founder of the site Retraction Watch, a project of the Center for Scientific Integrity that keeps tabs on retractions of research articles in thousands of journals. Oransky told AFP that what has emerged so far is only the tip of the iceberg. The problem, he said, is that scientists, and supporters of science, have often been unwilling to...
  • Trump biographer: Trump doesn’t see people who aren’t white as people

    09/14/2018 9:13:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    A Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who wrote a biography of President Trump said the president doesn’t view non-white people “as people.” David Cay Johnston wrote the 2016 bestseller “The Making of Donald Trump” and has reportedly known Trump for over two decades. He appeared on Dean Obeidallah‘s SiriusXM show on Friday to discuss Trump’s false claim that 3,000 people did not die in Puerto Rico following massive hurricane last year. “Donald does not see people who are not white as people,” Johnston said. “And he’s been like this for a long, long time. This not a newly acquired or strange...
  • Obama blasts Trump for fanning racial, economic resentments (Full Attack Mode)

    09/07/2018 10:24:11 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/07/18 | Max Greenwood
    Former President Barack Obama criticized President Trump in a highly-anticipated speech on Friday for capitalizing on racial and economic resentments that he said had been fanned for years by politicians, stepping off the political sidelines and offering a rare criticism of the sitting president by name. "It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause," Obama said of current political tensions in a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "He's just capitalizing on resentments politicians have been fanning for years," he continued. "A fear, an anger that’s rooted in our past, but is...
  • Tiger Woods Defends President Trump, Won’t Talk About Race Relations

    08/26/2018 6:29:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 8/26/18 | Dylan Gwynn
    The sports media attempted to draw Tiger Woods into the ongoing feud between NFL and NBA players on Sunday, after Woods wrapped up his final round at the US PGA Northern Trust tournament, in New Jersey.However, the 14-time major winner declined to get involved. Woods was first asked about his personal relationship with President Trump, and whether he would describe it as “personal or professional.”“Well, I’ve known Donald for a number of years,” Woods replied. “We’ve played golf together. We’ve had dinner together. I’ve known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency.”Then, however, the reporter asked what he clearly wanted to...
  • If You See Something and Say Something, You'll Probably Get Called a Racist

    08/20/2018 7:27:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2018 | Scott Moorefield
    Victor Stevenson - a black man who owns a San Francisco lemonade business called Gourmnade - was standing outside his shop last June before business hours, on the phone with his security company when four police officers approached him. Turns out, someone who thought Stevenson was breaking into the business had called the police. Stevenson cooperated with the officers and, even by his own account, they were polite and professional to him. He had to provide identification and prove that he was indeed standing in front of his own business, but other than that nothing else was hurt but his pride.But unfortunately,...
  • Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson: 'Trump is a white supremacist'

    08/14/2018 8:23:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Frederica Wilson on Tuesday unleashed a tirade on President Trump for calling Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog” on Twitter, saying the president is a “white supremacist” and “everything that comes out of that White House is racist.” “He has taken this country to its knees,” the Florida Democrat told CNN’s John Berman. “The president of the United States is calling a woman of color a dog? How dare he!” “LeBron James said it correctly when he said racism has always existed, but President Trump has emboldened the racists to come forward without any fear of punitive actions, and we...
  • Donny Deutsch: Trump’s MAGA Really Means “Make America White Again”

    08/10/2018 4:25:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 89 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today’s Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch attempted to recast Donald Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again,” as an unalloyed appeal to racism. During a segment focusing on Laura Ingraham’s remarks on immigration from earlier this week. Deutsch said: “Donald Trump, once and for all, we need to just really look at what his slogan, Make America Great Again, means. We know what it means. We know what it meant. Make America White Again. And that’s what that slogan always was.” A bit earlier, Mika Brzezinski said she was brought to tears watching the clip of President Reagan’s final speech as...
  • Rubio, Scott Lead Assault on Conservative Judge, Take Down ‘Qualified’ Nominee

    07/20/2018 12:19:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Tim Scott torpedoed a conservative nominee to the Ninth Circuit appeals court on Thursday whom even liberals called qualified for the bench, citing college-era political comments, energizing Democrats, and creating a new line of attack against the confirmations of dozens of other judicial picks, including Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Ryan Bounds, an Oregon federal prosecutor who clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain on the Ninth Circuit, had an impressive array of credentials that impressed people on the left and the right. Even the left-wing American Bar Association (ABA) unanimously voted to rate Bounds as...
  • MSNBC's Joe Scarborough slams Trump and supporters as 'openly racist'

    06/22/2018 4:03:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough took a shot at both President Trump and his supporters Friday, labeling both as “openly racist.” The scathing comments during “Morning Joe,” which Scarborough co-hosts with Mika Brzezinski, came amid a highly controversial immigration debate over the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that led to children being separated from their parents after coming across the U.S. border. Scarborough leveled that people “cannot say, ’Oh, I’m just supporting him because he’s giving them hell in Washington.' No, he’s been openly racist, just like we said back in December of 2015, openly racist. “And if you support him, then...
  • Far right reorganising for Tommy Robinson protests, say activists

    06/20/2018 4:20:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Guardian ^ | 20/6/18
    The far right in the UK is mobilising itself around protests over the imprisonment of the former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson, a group of MPs, union leaders and political activists have said. In a letter to the Guardian, they say a violent 15,000-strong far-right protest in support of Robinson in central London on 9 June raised concerns for those who value diversity. “The racist right are using Robinson to reorganise,” the letter says. It says Nazi salutes and Islamophobia were central features of the protest. At one point demonstrators chased police through the streets of Whitehall. “This is...
  • Racial harmony: Leftists would hate it

    06/20/2018 6:58:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/19/2018 | Walter Williams
    For several decades, a few black scholars have been suggesting that the vision held by many black Americans is entirely wrong. Dr. Shelby Steele, a scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, said: “Instead of admitting that racism has declined, we (blacks) argue all the harder that it is still alive and more insidious than ever. We hold race up to shield us from what we do not want to see in ourselves.” Dr. John McWhorter, professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, lamented that “victimology, separatism, and anti-intellectualism underlie the general black community’s response to all race-related issues,”...
  • Man asks black woman if her daughter bathed before going in hotel pool, sparks outrage

    06/15/2018 6:23:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2018 | David K. Li
    A white man confronted a black female swimmer at a ritzy California hotel’s pool on Monday, questioning whether she bathed before taking a dip, according to video of the incident. The man insisted he was perfectly within his rights to ask such an intrusive question at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena, footage posted Wednesday by the woman, Texas resident Carle Wheeler, showed.
  • Turkey condemns Austria's 'racist' move to close seven mosques

    06/09/2018 8:49:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 8, 2018 | Kate Connolly
    As many as 60 Turkish imams and their families face expulsion from Austria and seven mosques are due to be closed under a clampdown on what the government has called “political Islam”. Austria’s chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, said the country could no longer put up with “parallel societies, political Islam and radicalisation,” which he said had “no place in our country”.
  • Barack and Michelle Obama Sign Netflix Production Deal...

    05/21/2018 11:32:51 AM PDT · by caww · 77 replies
    Variety ^ | 5/21/2018 | Daniel Holloway
    Netflix has secured a deal with former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to produce series and movies for the streaming service. The former first couple will, according to an announcement Monday from the company, potentially work on scripted and unscripted series as well as docu-series, documentary films, and features under the multi-year deal. "Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix — we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.” Barack...
  • Al Sharpton: royal wedding proves ‘white male supremacy is on its last breath.’ But then, Trump

    05/20/2018 12:56:34 PM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Tom Tillison
    Leading the way was race hustler Al Sharpton, the MSNBC host who carved out a very comfortable living for himself shaking down corporations. Speaking at a rally Saturday put on by his National Action Network, Sharpton took the lovely union of two people in love to say the royal wedding is proof that white male supremacy is coming to an end, the New York Daily News reported.
  • Al Sharpton: Royal wedding shows white supremacy is ‘on its last breath'

    05/19/2018 2:47:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/19/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday’s nuptials between the U.K.’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a biracial American actress, show that white male supremacy is “on its last breath.” "When you got little white girls in Wales saying, 'I want to be like Meghan,' there's a shift worldwide that white male supremacy is on its last breath," Sharpton said. Sharpton was speaking during his weekly National Action Network rally in Harlem as the couple were wed at Windsor Castle, The New York Daily reported. Etc...