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  • Al Sharpton: George Floyd couldn't breathe. We protest because now all of Black America can't either.

    06/01/2020 5:03:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | May 31, 2020 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    George Floyd should have been alive today. George Floyd would have been alive today if his humanity was recognized, valued and respected. George Floyd should have been protected by those who swore an oath to uphold the law and help the communities they serve. George Floyd is no longer with us because even in the middle of a global pandemic, police brutality has not ceased. COVID-19 is ravaging us, making it difficult to breathe, and yet systemic racism has been tightening its grip on our throats for years. Racism is trauma, passed from generation to generation. Enough is enough. Just...
  • Michelle Obama responds to the killing of George Floyd saying she is 'exhausted' by the racist attacks on black people while calling on white people to do the 'uncomfortable work of rooting it out'

    05/30/2020 9:29:17 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 90 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2020 | Karen Ruiz
    Michelle Obama has spoken out against the killing of George Floyd, saying she is 'exhausted' by the racist attacks on black people in America, while calling on everyone to do their part in 'rooting it out.' The former first lady shared an Instagram post on Friday saying she was 'pained' by the recent string of tragedies in the black community and the 'heartbreak that never seems to stop.' 'Right now it's George, Breonna, and Ahmaud. Before that it was Eric [Garner] Sandra [Bland] and Michael [Brown]. It just goes on, and on, and on,' she said. 'Race and racism is...
  • It looks like Amy Cooper, the white woman in the viral Central Park video, is a liberal. That's important

    05/28/2020 2:08:07 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 70 replies
    The Independent | 26 May 2020 | Nylah Burton
    The Independent reports that campaign contribution information — with donations to Democrats such as Barack Obama, Pete Buttigieg, and John Kerry — leaked online earlier today and suggest that Amy actually identifies as a liberal: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/amy-cooper-central-park-racist-dog-walker-trump-a9533581.html
  • Man loses office lease after viral video shows him calling police on black entrepreneurs using building's gym

    05/28/2020 7:16:46 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 93 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 28 May 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    A white Minneapolis venture capitalist's office lease was terminated after a viral video showed him questioning black entrepreneurs using the gym in a building of which they were all tenants...
  • A white woman has apologized after calling police on a black man and saying 'there's an African American man threatening my life'

    05/26/2020 6:29:22 AM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 46 replies
    https://www.cnn.com ^ | 26 May 2020 | Amir Vera and Laura Ly
    A white woman has apologized for calling police on a black man bird-watching in Central Park on Monday morning after the two argued about her unleashed dog. Amy Cooper told CNN she wanted to "publicly apologize to everyone." "I'm not a racist. I did not mean to harm that man in any way," she said, adding that she also didn't mean any harm to the African American community.
  • GQ Mocked For Saying Segregationist George Wallace Was A Republican. He Was A Democrat.

    05/22/2020 1:19:59 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 35 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 5/22/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    GQ magazine was severely mocked for publishing an opinion piece that incorrectly said former Alabama segregationist governor George Wallace was a Republican. The op-ed, penned by Laura Bassett, described Wallace, a former presidential candidate, as a Republican who backed abortion so there would be fewer children for the government to support. Just one catch: Wallace was a Democrat.
  • Joe Biden: If You Have A Problem Figuring Out Whether You're For Me Or Trump, Then You Ain't Black

    05/22/2020 6:37:06 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 67 replies
    "... listen you gotta come see us when you come to New York, VP Biden." Biden: "I will." "It's a long way until November, we got more questions." Biden: "You got more questions, but I tell you if you have a problem figuring whether you are for me or Trump then you ain't black." ...
  • Asian-American Reporter Implies Trump Is Racist And The Anti-American Media Run With It

    05/12/2020 6:20:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 12, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    The racism narrative overshadowed the much more important point reporter Weijia Jiang highlighted, which is the media's consistent defense of China and downplaying of American exceptionalism. The media establishment has become an absolute clown show, with CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang cast as the ringleader during Monday’s press briefing circus. Instead of asking President Donald Trump any relevant question as a means to better inform Americans amid the pandemic, Jiang opted for grandstanding with a question about as frivolous as the infamous “Is Chinese food racist?”“You’ve said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any...
  • Atlanta Mayor Calls Ahmaud Arbery Killing 'A Lynching'; Says Trump's Rhetoric Gives Racists Permission

    05/10/2020 8:39:36 AM PDT · by blam · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-10-2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms compared the shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in February to lynchings in the Jim Crow-era South and said that President Trump’s rhetoric give racists “permission to do it in an overt way.” Bottoms’ comments, made during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” come just days after a white father and son were charged with the February shooting death of Arbery as he was running through a Georgia neighborhood. “It’s 2020 and this was a lynching of an African-American man,” Bottoms said. “My heart goes out to the family.” “With the rhetoric we...
  • Heavily tattooed Florida man allegedly abducted, drugged, beat woman in camper

    05/01/2020 1:19:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 1, 2020 | Michael Ruiz
    A Florida man with extensive full-body tattoos who allegedly drugged, abducted and sexually battered a woman in a run-down camper earlier this year has been arrested, the local sheriff announced Thursday. Efthimios Michael Zachary Mikedis, also known as Zak, a 28-year-old from Ocklawaha, allegedly attacked the victim with an accomplice on Jan. 5. When the victim regained consciousness, Mikedis allegedly burned her hair with a cigarette and held a pair of scissors to her throat before beating her, dragging her to a waiting car and eventually letting her go at a Winn-Dixie parking lot.
  • Biden Tells Family to Stay Off Planes, Subways (2009)

    04/20/2020 7:57:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    Associated Press on Youtube ^ | Apr 30, 2009 11 9 SHARE SAVE | AP
    Joe Biden said Thursday he advised his family to stay off airplanes and subways because of the new swine flu, a remark that forced the vice president's office to backtrack and prompted one airline official to complain about "fear-mongering." (April 30)
  • Joe Biden's latest ad said Trump 'rolled over for the Chinese' on coronavirus, and people are calling it racist and xenophobic

    04/20/2020 5:43:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/20/20 | Palmer Haasch
    One of presidential candidate Joe Biden's latest advertisements came under fire on Twitter this weekend, with many calling it racist and xenophobic for its rhetoric surrounding China and the novel coronavirus. The ad explicitly targets President Trump's response to the coronavirus, criticizing President Trump for being too soft and trusting of the Chinese government during the early stages of the pandemic. It positions Biden as his hypothetical foreign policy foil, showing a clip of Biden saying, "I would be on the phone with China making it clear: We are going to need to be in your country. You have to...
  • ACLU Official Calls Biden 'Racist' for Supporting China Travel Ban

    04/20/2020 2:29:17 PM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 20 April 20 | Cortney O'Brien
    In January, former vice president Joe Biden was right there on the frontlines to call President Trump a racist and a xenophobe for closing off travel to and from China once he learned of the novel coronavirus's origins in Wuhan. A couple months later, and we clearly see how much worse the outbreak in the U.S. could have been had he not given that order. Biden sees it too. That's why he did an about-face and came out in support of Trump's China travel ban a few weeks ago. Then Biden suggested Trump hasn't done enough in holding China accountable....
  • Colin Kaepernick Announces His Plan To Help Minorities Get Through COVID-19

    04/16/2020 2:07:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    BET ^ | April 16, 2020 | BET
    It was only a matter of time before Colin Kaepernick got involved in the fight against coronavirus, and now we know exactly what the activist, philanthropist and former football star is planning to do. With a video posted to Twitter on Thursday (April 16), Kaepernick announced his "Know Your Rights" fund to give financial relief to minorities who are being disproportionately affected by Covid-19. The athlete is kicking off the fund with $100,000 of his own cash. "Structural racism makes Black & Brown ppl more likely to die from #COVID19," Kaepernick captioned the video. "We've launched the Know Your Rights...
  • Lawmakers push for racial breakdown in Maryland’s public coronavirus data, seek to spot disparities early

    03/31/2020 12:16:23 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 45 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 30, 2020 | Talia Richman
    Every morning at 10 a.m., the Maryland health department publishes an update to its sobering data about the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The latest state data showed the number of cases among people ages 10 to 19 more than doubled over three days. It documented how the number of cases among women in Maryland surpassed those among men. And it registered cases as they’ve sprung up in county after county after county. But absent so far is a breakdown of cases by race. Some lawmakers say publishing this information while the pandemic is ongoing is vital so that state officials can...
  • Quarantined Journalist Really Starting To Annoy Family By Calling Them Racists All Day (satire)

    03/27/2020 9:20:33 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 3/26/2020
    WASHINGTON, DC—Things have been a little tense lately in the home of journalist Todd Norbert. Normally, Norbert, a reporter for the New York Times, would be attending White House briefings or other major press conferences, looking for any excuse to accuse public figures of racism. Unfortunately, ever since being quarantined due to COVID-19 concerns, the news writer has been unable to leave his home to vilify politicians for using terms like “Chinese coronavirus”. Undaunted, he has been forced to innovate and adapt, scouring his own household for signs of hate and prejudice. When his seven-year-old daughter asked if he wanted...
  • Woman Filmed Driving Without Seat Belt Says They Are ‘Racist to Fat People’

    03/15/2020 4:18:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 | Jen Mills
    A woman filmed driving without a seat belt says it wasn’t her fault because the belts are ‘racist to fat people’. The anonymous woman from New Zealand said she finds it difficult to strap herself in because she is overweight. If they’re going to give me a fine for not fitting my seatbelt, that’s just being racist, to the fat people.’ ‘They’re just being racist, like what do they think the whole world is skinny or something? What about the big people?’ One of the passengers points out seat belt sizing is not racist as ‘fat people’ are not a...
  • Ex-CNN Pundit Tweets Race ‘Joke’ About Tom Hanks Getting Coronavirus, Then Deletes Tweet

    03/12/2020 5:28:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    The Mix ^ | 03 12 2020 | James Conrad
    Marc Lamont Hill, a liberal pundit who previously was a contributor for CNN, found himself in hot water after tweeting an offensive “joke” about Hollywood star Tom Hanks’ announcement that he contracted coronavirus. After 63-year-old Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson bravely announced that they had tested positive for the disease, Hill reposted a tweet announcing their diagnosis. “I’m Black. Call me when Will and Jada got it,” he captioned the tweet, according to Fox News. Hill was referring to the African American actors Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Many took the tweet to imply that Hill...
  • Are Black Students At Western Michigan University Racist or Demon Possessed?

    03/03/2020 7:01:52 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    Mychal-massie.com ^ | 3/2/2020 | Mychal Massie
    I’ve concluded that “Out of Africa” is more than a Meryl Streep movie about adultery and fornication with Robert Redford, lions, tigers and Africans as a backdrop. Considering the craziness of many blacks, “Out of Africa” is a Satanic parasitic hallucinogenic that was found in carrion, ingested by animals, which were later killed and eaten by Africans. The Satanic psychotropic once consumed by the Africans had wide ranging generational periods of incubation before destroying the mental and emotional stability of those recognized today as African-Americans. This demonic psychotropic has consumed the mind of great numbers of these so-called African-Americans leaving...
  • Public Enemy 'Moving Forward' Without Flavor Flav After Bernie Sanders Rally

    03/02/2020 9:43:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | March 2, 2020 | Andrew Flanagan
    Flavor Flav, prototypical hype man of the legendary and socially forward rap group Public Enemy, has been, it would seem, let go. According to a statement issued on Sunday by Public Enemy, which Flavor Flav and Chuck D co-founded in the early '80s, the group and another iteration of it, Public Enemy Radio, "will be moving forward without Flavor Flav." The statement went on to "thank him for his years of service." A trademark for Public Enemy is registered solely to Chuck D, under his given name, Carlton Ridenhour. Flavor Flav responded to the announcement on Twitter on Monday afternoon,...