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Racism in Trump's America

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Tennessee braces for neo-Nazi and white supremacist rallies -

"Police in Tennessee are bracing for neo-Nazi and white supremacist rallies involving some of the groups who took part in a demonstration in Charlottesville that turned violent and resulted to the death of a counter-protester.

Officials in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, south of Nashville, are preparing for the so-called “White Lives Matter” rallies The events, named to mimic the “black lives matter” slogan frequently heard at demonstrations protesting police violence against communities of colour, have been organised to protest the resettlement of refugees in the state.......

Meanwhile, in Murfreesboro, Mayor Shane McFarland, posted a video message denouncing the rally, appearing with a group of faith leaders and featuring the #WeAreMurfreesboro hashtag.

“I think the best thing that I can say as a mayor is we are Murfreesboro and we are one community,”....

... “The mission of Vanguard America is the preservation and progression of our people, culture, values, and future in the US. 

“We stand proudly against those who would seek to undermine our people, nation, and values with the end goal of the destruction and ethnic replacement of our people and our legacy whether intentionally or via pure stupidity and ignorance.” .....

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/tennessee-neo-nazi-rally-white-lives-matter-supremacist-murfreesboro-shelbyville-a8024931.html

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NAACP warns black passengers against flying American Airlines

"Following "a pattern of disturbing incidents," The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced a travel advisory warning travelers, African-Americans in particular, about flying with American Airlines.

"The NAACP for several months now has been monitoring a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines," the advocacy group announced on Tuesday.

"In light of these confrontations, we have today taken the action of issuing national advisory alerting travelers — especially African Americans — to exercise caution, in that booking and boarding flights on American Airlines could subject them disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions."......

https://www.salon.com/2017/10/25/naacp-american-airlines-travel-advisory/

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4 hours ago, mr6666 said:

NAACP warns black passengers against flying American Airlines

"Following "a pattern of disturbing incidents," The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced a travel advisory warning travelers, African-Americans in particular, about flying with American Airlines.

"The NAACP for several months now has been monitoring a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines," the advocacy group announced on Tuesday.

"In light of these confrontations, we have today taken the action of issuing national advisory alerting travelers — especially African Americans — to exercise caution, in that booking and boarding flights on American Airlines could subject them disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions."......

https://www.salon.com/2017/10/25/naacp-american-airlines-travel-advisory/

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22 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

"The Wire" star: Opioid crisis is treated differently from crack because it affects white people. 

irrelevant.

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40 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

" There are good people on both sides."

-- In some civilized countries, like France, being a Holocaust denier is against the law.

That law in France would be Unconstitutional here in the USA.     

Anyhow,  it is also against the law in France to wear certain religious articles.    

Is that ALSO a sign of a so called civilized country?   :blink: 

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36 minutes ago, jakeem said:

After white supremacists declared their comeback, Virginia has an African American lieutenant governor, Charlotte has its 1st black mayor, & the Va. House of Delegates has a transgender member.

And now Heather Heyer's mother can get some solace in the fact that her daughter's death encouraged people in Virginia and Charlottesville to stand up against bigotry and white supremacy-- to reassert control over their own city and state.

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In Life and in Death, White Privilege Protected Texas Shooter Devin Kelley

"... We had warning signs galore. Kelley beat his first wife. While in the military, he assaulted his infant stepson so badly that he fractured the boy’s skull, having hit the child with what the Air Force said was “a force likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm.” The chief prosecutor in the case said that Kelley openly admitted to the abuses.

He served only 12 months in a military prison for what he did. To give that perspective, the rapper Meek Mill was just sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his parole when he was ticketing for riding a dirt bike. I have a friend in prison right now serving several years for selling small amounts of weed to his friends. .....

 

Police were called on Kelley multiple times for abusing women. In 2013, he was investigated for rape and sexual assault. After moving to Colorado, police were again called — this time for cruelty to animals, after Kelley was seen punching his dog in the head; he was cited for a misdemeanor.

Kelley was given break after break. We need to examine how that happens....

Last week in New York, when a man was arrested in Manhattan for deliberately driving a rented Home Depot pickup truck over unsuspecting pedestrians, killing eight of them, President Donald Trump called the man, Sayfullo Saipov, a “degenerate animal.”...

Trump also called on the government to completely terminate an immigration plan that allowed Saipov to enter the country in the first place. He then called Saipov a terrorist. And then Trump said Saipov should get the death penalty. .........

Yet when Trump was asked if another type of “extreme vetting” — on those who wish to purchase assault weapons — could’ve stopped the Texas attack or future attacks like it, he flatly said no: It would’ve made “no difference” whatsoever, Trump said.

Kelley, not Saipov, was the man whose history should have indicated to authorities that he posed a risk. He was brutal and cruel everywhere he called home — and yet nothing was done....

Yet here we are — more horror and violence — in a country determined to protect the white men causing it, in life and in death. "

https://theintercept.com/2017/11/08/texas-shooting-devin-kelley-white-privilege/

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Well the military Academy discover who did the vandalism and it was one of the so called victims.     Does this relate to the Trump admin?  E.g.  Trump motivated this young black man to do this?   From CNN: 
 
"We can confirm that one of the cadet candidates who was allegedly targeted by racist remarks written outside their dorm room was actually responsible for the act," the Academy said in a written statement. "The individual admitted responsibility and this was validated by the investigation."
The vandalism was written in black marker and said "Go home" with the N-word, according to CNN affiliate KRDO.
Lt. Col. Allen Herritage, director of public affairs with the Academy, said that the cadet responsible admitted his guilt when confronted. The individual has "received administrative punishment" and is no longer at the preparatory school, Herritage said.

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On 11/7/2017 at 8:34 AM, jakeem said:

Papa John’s Pleads For Nazis to Not Buy Their Pizza After Getting Embraced by Daily Stormer http://mediaite.com/a/sqgvw 

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 The CEO of Papa John's says his sales are down because of the NFL players protest,  but now he's saying he doesn't want a certain segment of the population to even buy his pizzas.  

What does he want?

I can only guess it must be at least getting that $70 million back that he lost in the stock market last week as the market reacted to  his initial first statements condemning the civil rights protest. LOL

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8 hours ago, jakeem said:

Just a reminder that there are many black evangelicals is Alabama (and across the country) who have long found Roy Moore repugnant. This isn’t an evangelical problem, it’s a *white* evangelical problem.

And there's nothing new about this.

You have only to look at Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr's:

Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16th 1963--

 to see how racist and hypocritical- bigoted the "Christian" clergy of Alabama have historically been, and apparently a number still are.

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1 minute ago, Princess of Tap said:

This is the kind of behavior you get when racism is sanctioned from the highest office in the land.

You mean it never happened before Trump was President?  :blink:

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

Roy Moore seemingly nostalgic for slavery: America “was great at the time when families were united—even though we had slavery—they cared for one another…. Our families were strong, our country had a direction.”

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" Way down on the Levee in Old Alabamy...

It's the Good Ship Robert E Lee

That's come to carry the cotton away!"

 

"Watch them shuffling along,

See them Shuffling along!...

 

It's simply great, mate,  waiting on the Levee

Waiting for the Robert E Lee!"

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