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Racism in Trump's America

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28 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Jared Kushner deflects when asked if he disapproves of Donald Trump's promotion of birtherism, saying he wasn't involved with it. @dctvny @hbodocs

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27 minutes ago, jakeem said:

.@jonathanvswan: Was birtherism racist?

Jared Kushner: I wasn't really involved in that

Swan: I know you weren't. Was it racist?

Kushner: Like I said, I wasn't involved in that

Swan: I know you weren't. Was it racist?

And so sad to think that this man is the grandson of Holocaust Survivors.

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liberals love to ask people on the other side questions that are accusatory.

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Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Milwaukee's novel approach to combating racial inequity should inspire other cities

 

..... Racism, in other words, isn’t just someone using a racial slur.

It’s also the poor schooling in predominantly black and brown neighborhoods, the racial wealth gap, housing discrimination, mass incarceration, police killings of unarmed black and brown people, higher infant mortality rates for people of color, and unequal access to health care. .......

“We have a moral imperative to put our indifference aside in the face of injustice,” said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, and to “ensure every resident in every neighborhood benefits.”

Abele couldn’t be more right. Like the late great Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

 

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/06/08/racism-public-health-crisis

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29 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

This Texas' Valedictorian's Mic Was Cut Off

Just As She Mentioned Trayvon Martin And Tamir Rice

Rooha Hagher tweeted that a teacher told her the speech would incite anger toward white people.

 

"The valedictorian at a Dallas high school graduation said the principal cut off her microphone midspeech as she mentioned the names of unarmed black boys who were fatally shot.

In a video that's now gone viral on Twitter, Rooha Hagher can be seen giving her speech at Emmett J. Conrad High School's graduation ceremony.

"To Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and all the other children who became victims of injustice," she says into the microphone.

Behind her, Principal Temesghen Asmerom can be seen motioning with his hands.

Then Hagher's mic goes silent....

 

"When I first read my speech to my teacher a week ago, I was told mentioning those names will incite anger towards white people, a group which according to him experience high levels of discrimination in America," Hagher wrote in a statement .....

 

Meanwhile, on Twitter, people are praising Hagher for her refusal to be censored.

And they've also noted that her getting cut off has given her speech a much bigger audience......

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/laurenstrapagiel/dallas-valedictorian-mic-cut-off

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since this is getting more attention than i expected, here’s that section of my speech (for context)

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The principal sought to deprive this honor student of her First Amendment right of Freedom of speech.

By his censorship, he has given this student a larger and more vast audience in which to express her Freedom of speech.

This is a case where the student has taught the principal something.

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

Supreme Court to hear racial discrimination case against telecommunications giant Comcast

Media mogul Byron Allen claims that since 2008, Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications have refused to distribute his stations while launching scores of mostly white-owned networks.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/10/supreme-court-consider-byron-allen-racial-bias-case-against-comcast/1371043001/

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To ask Kushner if birtherism is racist, is not accusatory.  To ask more than once, due to Kushner's evading answering the question, is pathetic on Kusner's part, and only makes him look stupid.

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5 minutes ago, jakeem said:

 

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4 hours ago, jakeem said:

ICM Partners has cut ties with ex-Manhattan Deputy District Attorney Linda Fairstein as she rages against Ava DuVernay and "When They See Us"

https://deadline.com/2019/06/linda-fairstein-ava-duvernay-when-they-see-us-icm-partners-wall-street-journal-oped-netflix-emmys-1202630886/

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When They See Us

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8 hours ago, jakeem said:

The Trump administration is resuming talks with MLB owners to again allow Cuban players to join MLB teams without defecting — but only if the league puts pressure on Cuba to cut ties with Venezuela.

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/12/731966442/trump-will-play-ball-with-mlb-on-cuban-players-if-league-helps-with-venezuela?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=politics&utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social

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8 hours ago, jakeem said:

Trump essentially holding Cuban ballplayers political hostage over support for MLB support for overthrow of elected government of Venezuela! Unbelievable!

When we see him

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To protest politicizing sports i.e. baseball, they should take a knee to it. ;)

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7 minutes ago, hamradio said:

To protest politicizing sports i.e. baseball, they should take a knee to it. ;)

I wonder if that's what Jackie Robinson should have done.

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4 hours ago, jakeem said:

 

4 hours ago, jakeem said:

Elizabeth Lederer, lead prosecutor involved in the Central Park Five trial, will no longer teach at Columbia Law School after student demands for her termination; move comes in wake of release of Netflix miniseries 'When They See Us'. https://nbcnews.to/2Ievvnt  - @NBCBLK

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When we see them.....

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32 minutes ago, jakeem said:

LOL

It seems like it wasn't too long ago that they had the nerve to put a photo of Patti LaBelle up to announce the death of Aretha Franklin.

This kind of stuff done by a major news Outlet tells us everything we need to know about them, which we already knew anyway.

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

ATM: You'd like to withdraw $100. What denomination would you like?

Me: Five Tubmans.

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

 Steve mnuchin has a delayed spine.

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On 6/13/2019 at 3:14 PM, jakeem said:

Fox News apologizes for confusing John Lewis for Elijah Cummings

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-apologizes-for-confusing-john-lewis-for-elijah-cummings/?via=twitter_page

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I confused him for a PC version of Warbucks in "Annie" (2014) :P

Would had been better than Jamie Foxx. :D

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6 hours ago, jakeem said:

The defense team for Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner, is arguing that their client should be exonerated because Garner was obese and probably would have died anyway

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/06/eric-garner-death-inevitable-says-lawyer.html?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s1&utm_campaign=nym

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6 hours ago, jakeem said:
Replying to @NYMag

These scumbags are defending their racist client's murder of Garner by saying it's ok to murder fat people. Hard to keep track of the types of bigotry here. But this is vile either way. I wish the jury could sentence the lawyers too.

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On 6/15/2019 at 9:12 AM, jakeem said:

Police guns pointed at pregnant mother holding two babies because the 4-year picked up a Barbie at the dollar store.

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41 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Phoenix Mayor Apologizes After Police Draw Gun On Family After Child Takes Doll

A viral video shows police officers threatening to shoot a father who was with his pregnant fiancée and two young daughters.

Police say they were investigating allegations that one of the children had shoplifted a doll from a dollar store.

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/16/733191189/phoenix-mayor-apologies-after-video-of-police-drawing-gun-on-family-over-stolen-?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_

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This is the result of police allowed to go on social media with racist, misogynist and hateful rants in public without any disciplinary action.

This ugly incident is just one of many in the last few years associated with the problematic police of Phoenix.

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On 6/13/2019 at 3:39 PM, jakeem said:

Here, Trump wants the death penalty for 14 year old boys.

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History tells us that the Scottsboro boys were innocent. They were victims of institutionalized racism.

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

Stripping words of their meaning: McConnell suggested it's "full-bore socialism" to give Americans in DC and Puerto Rico representation in Congress.

 

3 hours ago, jakeem said:

Paul Krugman Retweeted Resistbot

Well, it would mean giving millions of US citizens, many of them nonwhite, a meaningful say in how they're governed. From McConnell's point of view that IS socialism

 

2 hours ago, jakeem said:

Neera Tanden Retweeted Resistbot

To be fair, McConnell has always found democracy to be socialism.

 

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On 6/8/2019 at 6:00 PM, Princess of Tap said:

The principal sought to deprive this honor student of her First Amendment right of Freedom of speech.

By his censorship, he has given this student a larger and more vast audience in which to express her Freedom of speech.

This is a case where the student has taught the principal something.

we white devil honkees have rights too.

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7 hours ago, jakeem said:

“I think my base is so strong, I’m not sure that I have to do that,” Trump tells TIME, after being asked whether he should reach out to swing voters.

 

9 hours ago, jakeem said:

White racists supported Donald Trump in 2016 and they support him today. If their candidate won and is president why are they still so angry? Because they are still despised as racists and they crave acceptance of their hate. Not on our watch.

They can only get more adherents to their hatred if they can get more social acceptance of it.

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