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  • How Can I Cure My White Guilt?

    08/14/2018 3:11:01 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 119 replies
    Dear Sugars, I’m riddled with shame. White shame. This isn’t helpful to me or to anyone, especially people of color. I feel like there is no “me” outside of my white/upper middle class/cisgender identity. I feel like my literal existence hurts people, like I’m always taking up space that should belong to someone else. I consider myself an ally. I research proper etiquette, read writers of color, vote in a way that will not harm P.O.C. (and other vulnerable people). I engage in conversations about privilege with other white people. I take courses that will further educate me. I donated...
  • Trump’s ‘That Dog’ Attack Is the Latest in a String of Insults Aimed at Black People

    08/14/2018 12:54:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 78 replies
    MSN NYTimes ^ | August 14, 2018
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday added his former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman, to the growing list of African-Americans he has publicly denigrated on Twitter, calling her “that dog” and a “crazed, crying lowlife” in the wake of her allegations against him of mental deterioration and racism. Even for a president who consistently takes to Twitter to assail his adversaries, the morning tweet about Ms. Manigault Newman was a remarkably crude use of the presidential bully pulpit to disparage a minority woman who once served at the highest levels in his White House. The tweet reprised Mr. Trump’s...
  • Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

    08/13/2018 9:05:51 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 13, 2018 | ASHRAF KHALIL, MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and SARAH RANKIN
    Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism is unwelcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Denny's apologizes after group of black customers refused service

    08/13/2018 6:24:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Avery Anapol
    A Florida Denny’s has apologized after a group of black customers were turned away at the restaurant. Elijah Henderson Jr. told News4Jax that he visited the Lake City Denny’s with a group of about 25 members from his church, and was immediately told by an employee that they would not be able to accommodate them. Henderson said that there were plenty of other groups in the restaurant, and that he thought his group was being discriminated against. "Is it the color of my skin? That's where I left it at. Is that a problem? Because everybody else was eating and...
  • Male salon owner punches black mother in the face after her child shoplifts a keychain

    08/13/2018 5:50:11 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 62 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | August 13, 2018 | Elise Solé
    The viral recording, which surfaced Monday, shows a man identified by police as Changseok Jun, owner of Jun’s Beauty Supply in Tulsa, Okla., punching the woman outside the store Sunday after her child pocketed a small item as the family was walking out the door.~~~“Mr. Jun followed the victim outside to confront her, and she threw the item back inside the store, then pushed him in his upper torso as she was leaving,” says Tuell. “Mr. Jun then punched the woman in the right side of her mouth with his closed fist.” Jun was charged with assault and battery, a...
  • The defense authorization bill is named after John McCain — but Trump didn't mention him

    08/13/2018 3:54:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/13/18 | Betsy Klein
    President Trump just signed the National Defense Authorization Act, named after Arizona Sen. John McCain, but the President never once mentioned McCain's name or thanked him. “We would not be here for today’s signing ceremony without the dedicated efforts without the dedicated members of Congress who worked so hard to pass the National Defense Authorization Act,” said Trump while thanking service members and military leadership. However, he did mention Rep. Elise Stefanik, who spoke briefly and represents the district containing Fort Drum, as well as Don Baker, Dan Donovan, Joe Wilson, and Martha McSally.
  • ‘Mainstream’ media pushing us toward more political violence by refusing to call out Antifa

    08/13/2018 11:03:25 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 14 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/13/18 | USA Features
    Epic Fail: On Thursday one hundred newspapers around the country are set to simultaneously run editorials bashing POTUS Donald Trump for his characterizing them as “fake news” and ‘enemies of the people’ — which is pretty much what they all do everyday unofficially. Because practically no one in Trump’s America trusts them anyway, the ‘mainstream’ media’s equivalent of another anti-Trump temper tantrum isn’t going to affect POTUS’ approval rating one iota — unless, of course, it will drive it up. The papers are going to whine and complain that POTUS Trump is ‘harming the First Amendment’ through alleged attempts to...
  • UN human rights chief: Trump’s anti-press rhetoric ic ‘very close to incitement to violence’

    08/13/2018 7:12:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    The United Nations high commissioner for human rights said President Trump is “close” to inciting violence against journalists with his constant anti-press rhetoric. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, a Jordanian prince and diplomat, told The Guardian on Monday warned that Trump's criticism could lead journalists to censor themselves, or to attacks on them. “We began to see a campaign against the media … that could have potentially, and still can, set in motion a chain of events which could quite easily lead to harm being inflicted on journalists just going about their work and potentially some self-censorship,” Zeid said. “And in that...
  • Pelosi: Trump engages in racism 'constantly'

    08/12/2018 5:58:00 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President Trump engages in racism “constantly." Pelosi said on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” that she believes the president is afraid of her and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), whom he has repeatedly attacked as being a “low IQ” person. “He’s afraid of the women who are going to be coming into Congress,” Pelosi said. “He talks about there’s no place for racism and then he speaks that way, it’s really disgraceful.” “It’s disrespectful to Maxine, to women, of course to minorities,” she added. Pelosi also referenced Trump’s tweet ahead of the first anniversary...
  • Pictures: Donald Trump Trolls the Press While Welcoming Bikers

    08/12/2018 12:58:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Aug 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump taunted the press on Saturday while meeting with bikers who supported his presidency. Nearly 200 Bikers for Trump arrived on their motorcycles to meet the president during his stay at his Bedminster club in New Jersey. The White House press corps was allowed to take pictures of the event. Trump shook hands and signed autographs for the group of supporters as reporters shouted questions. “Does everybody like the press?” Trump asked. “Nooo!” booed the bikers “Do you think the media is fair?” he asked again. “Nooo!” the bikers booed again. “Tell the truth!” “I better not go...
  • De Blasio: Unlike Fox News and NY Post, CNN Doesn’t Have “Political Agenda”

    08/12/2018 9:32:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    [snip]In savaging Murdoch's News Corp, de Blasio got off a couple of rib-ticklers. First, he claimed that in contrast with the hated News Corp: “CNN and the major networks do not harbor a daily, hourly political agenda.” He then expressed nostalgia for the good old days, when liberals controlled all the major media outlets. He longed for: “A world without News Corp. A world with the kind of reporting–both sides–and a real devotion to objectivity that was the norm up to the 1970s in this country.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Fake News Shooting Itself in Left Foot While Aiming At Trump

    08/12/2018 7:26:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/12/18 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, deplorables will be doffing their caps to Marjorie Pritchard for outing all purveyors of Fake News. This coming Thursday Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of the Boston Globe will make it easy for readers to make a list of which newspapers are Fake News. Rather than just being lumped together by Chief Fake News Fighter President Donald Trump, they will be listed by name. Deplorables: Get your PC’s copy and paste function ready to roll.
  • More than 100 newspapers will publish editorials decrying Trump's anti-press rhetoric

    08/12/2018 5:55:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | August 11, 2018 | Brian Stelter
    "The dirty war on the free press must end." That's the idea behind an unusual editorial-writing initiative that has enlisted scores of newspapers across America. The Boston Globe has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a "coordinated response" to President Trump's escalating "enemy of the people" rhetoric. "We propose to publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of the administration's assault on the press and ask others to commit to publishing their own editorials on the same date," The Globe said in its pitch to fellow papers. The effort began just a few days ago. As of...
  • Why We Know So Little About the U.S.-Backed War in Yemen

    08/11/2018 9:56:16 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | JULY 27, 2018 10:53AM ET | MATT TAIBBI
    Thursday, from Al Jazeera: “Yemen ‘on Brink of New Cholera Epidemic,’ Charity Warns.” The piece details how recent developments in the Yemeni civil war — specifically, the possible siege of the port city of Hodeidah — may cause a surge in cholera cases. There were over a million reported cases of cholera between the fall of 2016 and spring of 2018, the largest documented outbreak in modern times. The rate of infection had slowed, but observers now fear resurgence. Since the conflict began, medical services have been devastated across the war-torn country, and children in particular have been affected, with...
  • Fake News: CNN's 'Trump Voter' Actually an Anti-Trump Socialist

    08/11/2018 7:10:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 11, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    On Tuesday CNN again treated supposed Trump voters as lab rats to analyze their current attitudes towards the President. As Newsbusters' Brad Wilmouth observed, CNN hinted that "Half of Trump Voters Regret Support for 'Monster.'" However, since then it has been revealed that that supposed apple Trump voter calling the President a monster on the "facts first" CNN panel was actually a virulently anti-Trump socialist banana. As Vincent James of the Red Elephants channel on YouTube revealed, those facts about the true political views of panelist Jeremy Montanez were easily available online but for CNN it seems that it's really facts last if...
  • Buy Stove Top Stuffing Mix or Own a Cat? You’re Probably White, According to a New Study

    08/10/2018 8:02:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 111 replies
    Slate ^ | 07-12-2018 | Rachelle Hampton
    If you’ve managed to make it this far in life without quite figuring out what demographic boxes to tick on the Census form, a recent working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research might have some clues for you. According to the Washington Post, University of Chicago economists Marianne Bertrand and Emir Kamenica “taught machines to guess a person’s income, political ideology, race, education, and gender based on either their media habits, their consumer behavior, their social and political beliefs, and even how they spent their time.” The results are, at times, surprisingly granular and seemingly nonsensical: Owning...
  • Failed Predictions of Climate Alarmists Make Future Predictions Suspect

    08/10/2018 7:15:46 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 08.08.18 | James Murphy
    It’s hard for the average citizen to read the news these days and not be worried for the future of the planet. We are told that 13 of the last 16 years have been the warmest on record. We hear that coastal cities such as New York and Atlantic City, as well as nearly all of Florida, are at risk of flooding due to unprecedented sea-level rise. We are told that the wildfires in California and Greece are the worst ever recorded, and that these fires represent a “new normal” because of man-made climate change.But to get a good gauge of...
  • Rolling Stone: Most of the Earth will be uninhabitable by 2100 due to climate change

    08/10/2018 2:23:07 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 78 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 08/09/18 | Jeff Goodall
    And in Lovelock’s view, the Earth’s self-regulating system is seriously out of whack, thanks largely to our 150-year fossil fuel binge. “You could quite seriously look at climate change as a response of the system intended to get rid of an irritating species: us humans,” Lovelock told me in 2007 when I visited him at his house in Devon, England, for a profile in Rolling Stone. “Or at least cut them back to size.” By 2020, droughts and other extreme weather will be commonplace. By 2040, the Sahara will be moving into Europe, and Berlin will be as hot as...
  • Boston Globe calls on US newspapers to target Trump in coordinated editorials

    08/10/2018 1:42:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aris Folley - 08/10/18 | Aris Folley - 08/10/18
    The Boston Globe is calling on newspapers across the country to publish editorials taking a stand against President Trump’s repeated attacks on the media. The Associated Press reported Friday that the Globe is calling for the editorial boards of other newspapers to publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing the Trump administration's "dirty war against the free press." Marjorie Pritchard, the deputy managing editor of the Globe who oversees the paper’s editorial page, told the AP that dozens of newspapers have already signed on to join the coordinated effort, including larger metropolitan daily newspapers and smaller publications. The move comes days...
  • Omarosa says Trump is a racist who uses N-word – and claims there's tape to prove it

    08/10/2018 8:31:29 AM PDT · by harwood · 160 replies
    Donald Trump is a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly, Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in the White House, claims in a searing memoir. The future US president was caught on mic uttering the taboo racial slur “multiple times” during the making of his reality TV show The Apprentice and there is a tape to prove it, according to Manigault Newman, citing three unnamed sources.