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Trump tells fake story about US general slaughtering 49 Muslims using bullets dipped in pig’s blood, in resurfaced video
‘There’s a whole thing with swine, and animals, and pigs, and you know the story OK? They don’t like that,’ US president says in 2016 footage
trumpPropaganda  trumpIncompetence  racism 
19 hours ago by joeybaker
Trump Has Retweeted at Least Four White Nationalist Accounts That Were Later Suspended
Trump says it’s “ridiculous” to connect him to the New Zealand attack, but his embrace of white-nationalist extremists has happened in plain sight.
trumpPropaganda  racism 
yesterday by joeybaker
Trump just called immigration an 'invasion.' So did the New Zealand shooter.
President Trump and a New Zealand shooter have picked some eerily similar words.
On Friday morning in Christchurch, New Zealand, attacks by at least one shooter at two mosques left 49 people dead. The alleged gunman, who has been arrested, was found to have a manifesto where he declared “we are experiencing an invasion on a level never seen before in history,” per The Kansas City Star. The purported shooter specifically decried the “millions of people pouring across our borders.”
Hours later, a shockingly similar phrase came from the president. Trump, after vetoing a bill that would’ve blocked his national emergency declaration to access border wall funding, briefly condemned the shooting before pivoting back to border talk. There are “crimes of all kinds coming through our southern border,” Trump said, adding that “people hate the word ‘invasion,’ but that’s what it is.” Shortly after Trump calls the attack in New Zealand, where shooter called his victims “invaders,” a “horrible thing,” he goes on to talk ab
trumpPropaganda  immigration  cultureWars  racism 
4 days ago by joeybaker
Maine GOP mayor resigns after calling elderly black people 'antique farm equipment'
Shane Bouchard, the Republican mayor of the second largest city in Maine, stepped down after leaked emails and texts showed he joked that elderly black people were “antique farm equipment,”
11 days ago by joeybaker
New York Convicted a White Supremacist as a Terrorist for the First Time, and it’s Exactly What 2019 Needs
New York State just called out white supremacy for what it is – terrorism. In 2017, then-28-year old James Harris Jackson traveled to New York and prowled the streets for several days in search of black victims to “start a race war.” To further Jackson’s violent agenda, he fatally stabbed Timothy Caughman with a sword.
racism  judicialStupidity  judicialIncompetence  theTerrorismExcuse  win 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
72% of people whose genetic data is used in studies came from just 3 countries: the UK (40%), the US (19%), and Iceland (12%). Meanwhile, 76% of the world's population lives in Africa and Asia. For precision medicine to be effective, more diverse particip
Melinda Mills and Charles Rahal discuss genome-wide association studies published in the last 13 years, finding increases in sample sizes, rates of discovery, and traits studied over time. They discuss limitations, including sample diversity, and make recommendations for scientists and funding bodies.
healthcareIncompetence  racism  scienceIncompetence 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
‘Damn Right, I’m a White Nationalist’ Declares Texas GOP Platform Committee Member
A connected tea party activist says white nationalism has nothing to do with race supremacy — it’s just part of Trump’s “America First” vision.
december 2018 by joeybaker
Why don’t we ever call white extremists terrorists?
Americans are nearly twice as likely to be killed by a white guy as by a Muslim terrorist.
racism  theTerrorismExcuse 
november 2018 by joeybaker
The GOP is now the party of neo-Confederates
They’ve been encouraged to come into the open by Trump’s appeals to racism and xenophobia.
racism  trumpPropaganda  popularUnrest  cultureWars 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Disapproval of Trump’s handling of race relations hits 60 percent
Most Americans give President Trump low marks on his handling of race relations.
racism  trumpIncompetence 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Kansas Official Tells Black Woman He's Member of the 'Master Race:' 'Don't Ever Forget That'
“You have a gap in your teeth. We are part of the master race, don’t ever forget that,” said Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp.
racism  governmentOverreach  casteingTheLowerClass 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Federal judge finds Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act by rejecting ballots
A federal judge on Tuesday found that Gwinnett County violated the Civil Rights Act in its handling of absentee ballots during last week’s midterm elections, a ruling that will likely delay the overall vote tally in the state’s tight gubernatorial
voterSuppression  racism 
november 2018 by joeybaker
An Armed Extremist Group in Georgia Is Threatening Violence If Stacey Abrams Wins
Ahead of Tuesday’s midterm election in Georgia, an armed militia has threatened violence if Stacey Abrams wins the governor’s race. In a since edited Facebook post, the far-right group III% Security Force Intel referred to the Democratic candidate as a “flag burning, gun grabbing, socialist bitch.” The group mentioned their love for Donald Trump and wrote, “Guns Up!”
racism  popularUnrest  cultureWars 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Analysis: Brian Kemp has purged over 300,000 voters from Georgia rolls
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is accused of seeking to suppress the black vote ahead of his big election
casteingTheLowerClass  voterSuppression  racism 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Neither Voter Suppression Nor Being Called 'Coon' and the N-Word Will Stop Black Georgia From Voting
Waynesboro, Georgia—Sarah Jenkins has long had to deal with simmering community tensions. She owns a small business in a white part of town that caters to senior citizens and people with mental disabilities, an arrangement many of her neighbors frown upon.
voterSuppression  racism 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Brian Kemp Is Blocking 53K Applicants From Registering To Vote, Most Of Them Black
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s (R) office is blocking 53,000 people from registering to vote, according to records obtained...
corruptedPolitics  racism  endOfTheGOP 
october 2018 by joeybaker
The decline of Southern white support for the Democratic Party during the period 1958-1980 can be explained entirely by the defection of racially conservative whites. There is essentially no role for income growth or (non-race-related) policy preferences
Why Did the Democrats Lose the South? Bringing New Data to an Old Debate by Ilyana Kuziemko and Ebonya Washington. Published in volume 108, issue 10, pages 2830-67 of American Economic Review, October 2018, Abstract: A long-standing debate in political economy is whether voters are driven primarily...
september 2018 by joeybaker
India decriminalises homosexuality.
Section 377 verdict Live Updates: The Supreme Court today ruled that consensual sexual relations between adults of the same gender is not a crime in India. A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court delivering the historic verdict in four separate, but concurring opinions. Follow’s live blog for the latest on the Section 377 verdict.
racism  win 
september 2018 by joeybaker
DeSantis warns Floridians not to "monkey this up" by electing Gillum
Ron DeSantis, Republican nominee for Florida Governor told Fox News that Florida shouldn’t “monkey this up” by electing Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum.
august 2018 by joeybaker
Elections consultant fired over proposal to close Georgia precincts
An elections consultant who proposed closing seven out of nine precincts in Randolph County has been fired as the county’s elections board plans a vote on the issue Friday.
localizedGovernment  racism  governmentOverreach  casteingTheLowerClass  win 
august 2018 by joeybaker
White nationalists "Unite the Right" rally sees a poor turnout, overwhelmed by counter-protesters
The protest organizers said 100-400 white nationalists would be assembling, but only about 50 showed up
popularism  popularStupidity  racism  win 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Omarosa: Trump is a racist who uses N-word – and there's tape to prove it
Former Apprentice contestant and ex-White House adviser writes in new memoir that she witnessed ‘truly appalling things’
racism  trumpIncompetence 
august 2018 by joeybaker
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