Tag Archives: Racism

AOC rips citizenship question “magically added” to census

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rips into Republicans for scheming to dissuade minorities from taking the US census by adding a question about citizenship.

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Tuesday Open Thread | Trump Encourages Violence

Donald Trump this week issued a thinly veiled threat of violence against his opponents, saying that members of the police, military and biker gangs could “play it tough” if they “reach a certain point.” It was a disturbing remark, but … Continue reading

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A white-supremacist Coast Guard lieutenant wanted to conduct a mass killing

(CNN) A Coast Guard lieutenant arrested last Friday on gun and drug charges allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing. Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is alleged to be a white supremacist who had a hit list … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | James Comey: Take down the confederate statues now

Washington (CNN)Former FBI Director James Comey called Thursday for the removal of Confederate statues in Virginia’s capital in the wake of blackface scandals involving top statewide elected officials, in an op-ed for The Washington Post. “Expressing bipartisan horror at blackface … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Sen. Louise Lucas taking a moment as reporters ask about AG Herring wearing blackface

Exactly how I’ve been feeling. It’s deep betrayal. So painful.

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Monday Open Thread | This is why blackface is offensive

(CNN) It’s been nearly 200 years since white performers first started painting their faces black to mock enslaved Africans in minstrel shows across the United States. It was racist and offensive then, and still is today. The latest controversy to … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Steve King stripped from committee assignments over white nationalism comment

House Republican leaders removed Representative Steve King of Iowa from the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees on Monday night as the party officials scrambled to appear tough on racism and contain damage from comments Mr. King made to The New York … Continue reading

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