Category Archives: Protests

Wednesday Open Thread | Tennessee man says he was fired after being spotted sitting during national anthem

Tennessee man says that he was fired from his job at a local kickboxing gym because he sat during the national anthem at a weekend event. Local news station Fox 17 reports that Tyler Chancellor, who until this week had … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Mike Pence’s NFL game walkout stunt was planned in advance

Mike Pence is is UNFIT FOR OFFICE. He pulled a walkout stunt to stir racial strife against BLACK NFL PLAYERS when he knows darn well the protests are about police brutality and racism.  But Pence is silent about white supremacists … Continue reading

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Black Women March

A pair of simultaneous marches addressing racial injustice swept through Washington, D.C., on Saturday, with sister marches scheduled to take place in several cities across the country. The March for Black Women, protesting “state violence” and sexual and domestic violence … Continue reading

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Russians bought ads on facebook targeting black people in Baltimore and Ferguson

Ferguson and Baltimore had gained widespread attention for the large and violent protests over police shootings of black men. The decision to target the ad in those two cities offers the first look at how accounts linked to the Russian … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania fire chief calls Steelers coach Mike Tomlin a ‘no-good nigger’ over NFL protests

A fire chief from Pennsylvania has apologized for calling Steelers coach Mike Tomlin a “no-good n*gger” after his team did not come out onto the field for the national anthem during this Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. CBS Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Dallas sportscaster on NFL players taking a knee: “All of us should protest how black Americans are treated”

Sportscaster Dale Hansen of Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA—whose excellent work we have shouted out before—offered a beautifully strong and clear defense of the national anthem protests on his segment tonight. Hansen, a Vietnam veteran, takes down the idea that the … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | #TakeAKnee ‘til change comes…..

1. #TakeAKnee is a movement started last year by NFL player Colin Kaepernick. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 29, began kneeling during the national anthem last NFL season as a demonstration to protest (police brutally killing unarmed black men) the current treatment … Continue reading

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