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Racism in Trump's America

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Trump administration wants to investigate colleges for discriminating against white applicants, document suggests

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If universities have to get rid of any remaining affirmative action programs they should have to eliminate legacy preferences too.

Reminder: poster child for "reverse racism" anti affirmative action campaign didn't have the grades to get into UT

 

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Jared Kushner's father paid Harvard— already w/ endowment bigger than many countries' GDPs—$2.5M to get him in

 

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Trump notoriously stingy with philanthropy. But gave $1M to UPenn/Wharton. And gee, three of his kids got in

 

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Legacy kids at elite schools have a 45 percent higher chance of getting in than overall applicant body.

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Whereas, under Trump alt-right/white nationalist hate groups are seeing a resurgence of growth with direct encouragement from advisors

within the White House.

 

Well, yeah.  He probably thinks that's why they CALL it "The White House".  ;)

 

Those guys, probably inwardly and to certain friends, probably referred to it as "The Woodpile" when Obama was in office.  ;)

 

DON'T think for ONE MINUTE that what they DIDN'T like about Barack Obama being president had ANYTHING to do with him being a DEMOCRAT.

 

 

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Looks like most of old man Kushner's 2.5 million was wasted.

You don't need a Harvard education to be a scam artist.

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It looks like racism in Trump's America is the SAME IDIOCY it's ALWAYS been.  Just more OF it!

 

 

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John Dean was Richard Nixon's White House Counsel (1970-1973) during Watergate.

what then is the opposite of White America First? :huh:

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what then is the opposite of White America First? 

 

I think most people hope for "America First", as in all citizens.

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I think most people hope for "America First", as in all citizens.

 

But was that the message that John Dean was sending in his comment? 

 

Clearly the Trump campaign used racial divisions to increase white voter turnout.

 

But the Dems have been using and fostering racial divisions for years now to increase voter turnout for their candidates.    I don't think it was a conservative that came up with the term white-privilege or people-of-color (a term that means, anyone NOT white).

 

This is why the suit by Asians related to Ivy League Admission criteria is of such interest.    I'm waiting for how supporters of the criteria will classify Asians as benefiting from white-privilege or how they are now  NOT 'people-of-color'.              

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Clearly the Trump campaign used racial divisions to increase white voter turnout.

 

But the Dems have been using and fostering racial divisions for years now to increase voter turnout for their candidates.    I don't thing it was a conservative that came up with the term white-privilege or people-of-color (a term that means, anyone NOT white).

 

 

The Democrats have been appealing to non-white groups which have been discriminated against, while also not ignoring white groups, such as middle class, workers, etc.

 

While the conservatives may not have come up with "white-privilege," they damn sure subtlety campaigned on it in order to take over most state legislatures and the US Congress, as well as the White House.

 

Reagan and Nixon created and expanded the Southern Strategy, which Republican Party, Trump, Bannon, et. al. expanded.  It was based entirely on white supremacy.

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Torch-bearing white nationalists march ahead of alt-right "UNITE THE  RIGHT'' rally-

 

"Alt-right activists held torches and marched late Friday through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville.Chanting "blood and soil" and "one people, one nation, end immigration," the group rallied around a statue of Thomas Jefferson before they clashed with counterprotesters,........

 

The march came hours before a Saturday rally that police anticipate will attract as many as 2,000 to 6,000 people, in an event that could be the "largest hate-gathering of it's kind in decades in the United States," as described by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Before the group left the university's grounds when police arrived and ruled it unlawful assembly, outraged city and UVA officials condemned Friday's gathering.
 
"In my 47 years of association with @UVA, this was the most nauseating thing I've ever seen. We need an exorcism on the Lawn," Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics tweeted.
 
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer released a statement referring to Friday's rally as a "cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance march down the lawns of the architect of our Bill of Rights."
"Everyone has a right under the First Amendment to express their opinion peaceably, so here's mine: not only as the Mayor of Charlottesville, but as a UVA faculty member and alumnus, I am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation on a college campus," he added....
 
Friday's rally took place shortly after a federal judge granted a temporary injunction allowing alt-right activists to hold Saturday's "Unite the Right" event in Emancipation Park around the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee....
 

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Sherry Nelson @sharingjoy91 4h4 hours ago

 
 

So black people nonviolently protesting on the sidewalk warrants riot gear but white people with torches doesn't? #Charlottesville

 
 
 
 

Actual Nazi slogans, actual Nazi salutes. But remember to call them “alt-right” not "neo-Nazis". #Charlottesville

 

 

John PavlovitzVerified account @johnpavlovitz 5h5 hours ago

 
 

.@realDonaldTrump, Waiting for you to condemn the extremism on display in #Charlottesville. Shock us all and show some humanity/guts.

 
 
 
 
These are literally young UVA students age 17-23 standing up to a sea of white supremacists and neo-Nazis surrounding them #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/VEU3mU9…
 
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Why white nationalists are drawn to Charlottesville-

 

"...So how did Charlottesville, which previously has been of little interest to white nationalists, become the rallying ground for what appears to be the third such event in the city this year?

Saturday's "Unite the Right" event would bring white nationalists, neo-Confederates and alt-right activists to the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at Emancipation Park, which had recently been renamed from Lee Park.
The same park was the site of a May demonstration in which a group carried torches led by white nationalist Richard Spencer around the Lee statue to protest its removal.....
 
"This entire community is a very far left community that has absorbed these cultural Marxist principles advocated in college towns across the country, about blaming white people for everything," said Jason Kessler, who organized the "Unite the Right" rally.
Kessler, a Charlottesville resident, blames what he calls "the anti-white hatred that's coming out of the city."....
 
Outraged by the decision to remove the Lee statue, protesters in May converged around the monument carrying torches led by Spencer, who had returned to his college town. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and lives in the state.
The gathering was swiftly condemned by city leaders, including Signer, who said it was "either profoundly ignorant or was designed to instill fear in our minority populations in a way that harkens back to the days of the ****."....
 

 

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Only 8 months into the Trump Presidency we are on the brink of nuclear war and Nazis are in streets of an American city. Seems about right

 

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We shouldn't let ourselves forget that a real president of either party would be working on remarks condemning the hate in Charlottesville.

 

What Trump has Wrougth--

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Donny derides "both sides" for today's violence but it was a car, probably driven by one of the white domestic terrorists, that plowed into the counter-demonstrators (and then backed up to hit more people) this afternoon and Trump says nothing about that.  David Duke reminds Trump in a tweet that is was white America that put him in office.  Neo-Nazis, white supremists, alt-right are all emboldened by Trump.  Racists like Steve Banon in the White House advising Trump.  This is what Donny wanted and he got it.

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Is this the class of 1965?

Hey, I was in the class of '65.  They wrote a book about us and had a TV series.  Of course that was the CA class of '65 and not my class.

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President Trump ignores questions about disavowing white nationalists following violent protests in #Charlottesville

 

 

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No mention of the evil of white supremacy or ugliness of racism. No acknowledgement of the hatred he has stoked. Disgraceful.

Trump is never going to say anything against Vladimir Putin or

his political base because he is grateful to them for putting him

in the White House.

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Wtached Trump's "news" conference for the VA bill signing.  Not impressed with his generic, written by somebody else response to what is happening in Charlottesville.

Not really impressed with his VA efforts so far either.  He, VA Sec. Shulkin and GOPers are trying to find ways to cut benefits for veterans.  They really are.

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wikipedia brown‏Verified account @eveewing 8h8 hours ago

 
 

wikipedia brown Retweeted Tom Taylor

 

They didn't even feel the need to wear hoods. They're all confident they'll have jobs on Monday.

 

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Assuming they actually have jobs.  Also, about the torches, think of it as supporting local businesses instead of using homemade ones.

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