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Racism in Trump's America

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I think I'm beginning to understand how this works--

 

President Obama is the blackest president we've ever had; therefore he caused all the racists to come out from under the rocks. So that must make him racist.

 

Ben Stein is sick of all these people calling trump and the United States racist because even though trump and the United States are racist, he is just tired of hearing about it.

 

Well, I can understand how he feels.

 

It's like, I suppose, a lot of people in Germany are tired of hearing about the Holocaust and are tired of hearing about how the Germans were so anti-Semitic in World War II. But That won't change the facts of History, will it?

 

Sometimes facts are hard for even a grown man to face. Ben needs to get a stiff upper lip.

 

Ben is wrong for using such generalities.    Just like you.

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Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery-

 

 

"...Few people know this because we only ever sing the first verse. But read the end of the third verse and you’ll see why “The Star-Spangled Banner” is not just a musical atrocity, it’s an intellectual and moral one, too:

 

''No refuge could save the hireling and slave

From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave."

 

“The Star-Spangled Banner,” Americans hazily remember, was written by Francis Scott Key about the Battle of Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812. But we don’t ever talk about how the War of 1812 was a war of aggression that began with an attempt by the U.S. to grab Canada from the British Empire.........

 

...there were human beings fighting for freedom with incredible bravery during the War of 1812. However, “The Star-Spangled Banner” glorifies America’s “triumph” over them — and then turns that reality completely upside down, transforming their killers into the courageous freedom fighters.....

 

After the U.S. and the British signed a peace treaty at the end of 1814, the U.S. government demanded the return of American “property,” which by that point numbered about 6,000 people. The British refused. Most of the 6,000 eventually settled in Canada, with some going to Trinidad, where their descendants are still known as “Merikins.”....

 

Maybe it’s all ancient, meaningless history. Or maybe it’s not, and Kaepernick is right, and we really need a new national anthem."

 

https://theintercept.com/2016/08/28/colin-kaepernick-is-righter-than-you-know-the-national-anthem-is-a-celebration-of-slavery/

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I would leave the Star Spangled Banner alone.  True, most Americans only know the first verse of the POEM it was inspired by, and that first verse is all that's needed for a National Anthem.  The remaing two verses were never really included with most singings of it, and no other country, if their anthems have more than one verse, EVER bother with the others also.

 

But of all the comments shown by notables on the evening news that I saw and heard tonight, I liked former NFL quarterback TERRY BRADSHAW, who says he saw nothing wrong with all the "take a knee" protests.  Citing something like, "The flag and the anthem are all about FREEDOM."   :D

 

Sure.  And how is kneeling while the anthem is playing disrespectful?  There IS no enforcable LAW requiring all who hear it STAND UP AND STILL while it's playing.  Nor is kneeling, sitting or layind down disrespectful to the FLAG.  I mean how CAN it be disrespectful to exercize the rights that flag represents?   If anyone is to get punished for exhibiting their rights while the anthem is playing and the flag is flapping, then it's NOT about freedom  anymore, is it?

 

 

Sepiatone

 

PS:  Liked what LeBRON JAMES said about not being invited to the white house:

 

"Going to the white house used  to be an honor, but hasn't been honorable since you got there" in a response to Trump.

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Trump advisor says NFL players who protest should be thankful no one has shot them in the head https://goo.gl/DvKqPB

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Pastor Jeffress you need to go back to Baptist Dallas Theological Seminary because you were absent on the day they had the class when they told you that racism is a sin.

 

However, from your comment, it looks as though you didn't attend the whole semester and you never even glanced at the New Testament.

 

Pastor Jeffress, are you sure you're even ordained?

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The former slave states are the current death penalty states. It's not a coincidence. Racism infects our entire criminal justice system.

I think I did a post on this once before. Having lived in both Kansas and Missouri,I couldn't help but observe that black people had a much harder way to go in Missouri, particularly Kansas City and St Louis.

 

Ferguson is no anomaly. Missouri, will not part of the Confederacy, was part of the slave system.

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Watch @iamjohnoliver's segment on Megyn Kelly last night and remember it's impossible to succeed in daytime tv without black women viewers

 

Unfortunately Megyn's racist past on Fox, and here on video, may come back to haunt her; now that she's on the mainstream media.

 

It doesn't pay to insult black women who are a core part of the daytime viewing audience.

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Unfortunately Megyn's racist past on Fox, and here on video, may come back to haunt her; now that she's on the mainstream media.

 

It doesn't pay to insult black women who are a core part of the daytime viewing audience.

 

Why are black women the core daytime viewing audience?     :blink:  

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Why are black women the core daytime viewing audience?     :blink:  

 

said as quoted, "...A core part of....", not THE

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All it takes is a bit of heat for the racists to come out of the woodwork.

He was relieved as chief and has apologized.

 

 

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The fallout continues after the Pittsburgh Steelers game on Sunday and the team’s decision to stay in the tunnel at Chicago’s Soldier Field during the national anthem.

The fan reaction has been mixed from support for the players to outraged fury over their decision.

But in one Washington County town, some say one fan’s response may have crossed the line.

Paul Smith, the chief of Cecil Volunteer Fire Station #2, posted a derogatory response on Facebook, which directed a racial slur at Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin.

In the post, Smith wrote: “Tomlin just added himself to the list of no good ****. Yes I said it.”

A deplorable showing why he is simply deplorable

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"After racial slurs were scrawled outside black students' doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy's preparatory school, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria gathered all 4,000 cadets in a hall Thursday so they could hear one message:

Treat people with dignity and respect — or get out.

 

"That kind of behavior has no place at the prep school, it has no place at USAFA, and it has no place in the United States Air Force," Silveria said, in a speech that has found an enthusiastic reception after it was recorded and published online.

"You should be outraged not only as an airman, but as a human being.".........

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/29/554458065/you-should-be-outraged-air-force-academy-head-tells-cadets-about-racism-on-campu?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

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"White supremacists from across the United States have gathered in the state of Tennessee for the annual Stormfront forum summit, drawing protests from some community members and anti-racist activists. 

 

Dozens of protesters heckled the white supremacists as the summit attendees convened, according to local media.

   

With more than 330,000 members, Stormfront is a leading web forum for white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis, among others.

 

The Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which monitors hate groups, describes Stormfront as the "leading white supremacist web forum" and "murder capital of the internet". 

Between 1999 and 2014, the SPLC documented nearly 100 cases of Stormfront members carrying out "bias-related homicides"....

 

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/white-supremacists-gather-annual-stormfront-summit-171001120946337.html

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UPDATE: Protesters heckle white supremacists gathering near Crossville, TN -

 

""We don't have a history of violence or hate crimes. That's an embellishment created by the media." There are no clear numbers on how many lynchings and other murders the Klan is responsible for, most historians estimate number in the thousands. 

Like the suited organizers juxtaposed with their swastika-sporting followers though, the perception supremacist leaders seemed to want for the organizations and the reality of what they've been known to be is just not something Robb could reconcile.

"I'm not a racist, I believe all people have a right to love their racial identity," said Robb.

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A white supremacist with the Stormfront group attends a Stormfront summit in Crossville on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (Photo: Shawn Millsaps/Special to the News Sentinel)

Protests continue

Stormfront podcast host Frank "Father Francis" Collin said he felt that the protesters' presence reinforced the group's idea that white people were becoming a minority and were not allowed to defend their rights, though the vast majority of the protesters were also white. He also blamed counter-protesters for the violence in Charlottesville. 

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Stormfront podcast host Frank "Father Francis" Collin waits for the summit to begin in Crossville on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (Photo: Shawn Millsaps/Special to the News Sentinel)

Crossville Police and Park Rangers said the protesters didn't actually have the protest permit required by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, but they allowed them to stay anyway. 

"After all, it's National Public Lands Day," one park ranger said. "This is what that's all about."

 

The protesters eventually began playing Frisbee and eating, periodically picking the megaphone back up to remind the conference inside they weren't planning to go home.

"Hope you got a good white supremacist baby-sitter, Nazi because your kids are at home listening to hip-hop!" Irwin yelled. 

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A protester representing Antifa joined a group protesting a white supremacist rally in Crossville on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (Photo: Shawn Millsaps/Special to the News Sentinel

 

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2017/09/30/protesters-heckle-white-supremacists-gathering-near-crossville/718486001/

 
    

 

 

 

 

 

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45]Lm4AocHV_bigger.jpgCharles M. BlowVerified account @CharlesMBlowMore

Charles M. Blow Retweeted CNN

I'm just trying to figure out if *I could've* smuggled a whole damned arsenal and 10+ suitcases into a hotel room w/o suspicion as a blk man

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Keith Boykin Retweeted Charles M. Blow

Black people have to ask for permission to take a knee, wear a hoodie or pick up a BB gun. White guys can carry a whole arsenal for freedom.

 

White privilege and white domestic terrorism doesn't just hurt black people and minorities.

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Black-ish Embraces the Urgency of History-

 

The show’s fourth-season premiere, “Juneteenth: The Musical,” is a comedy. And a work of education. And an indictment.

 

Black-ish, on ABC, ..... the show’s Season 4 premiere, “Juneteenth: The Musical,” is the most powerful breakout so far. Tuesday evening’s Black-ish is, as its title suggests, largely a musical episode, inspired in turns by Hamilton and Schoolhouse Rock! 

It is also, as its title further suggests, a consideration of a holiday that is not (yet) nationally celebrated—and, in that, also a meditation on cultural memory and national apology and monuments and flags and kneeling and history as something that is both shared among all Americans and extremely biased in its vision....

 

“Juneteenth: The Musical” in one way follows the tradition of “Lemons,” “The Word,” “Please Don’t Ask, Please Don’t Tell,” and “Hope”—other Black-ishepisodes that have abandoned the traditional insularity of the sitcom to grapple directly with the issues affecting viewers’ lives. “Juneteenth: The Musical,” however, is the show’s most ambitious yet—its most powerful reminder of what television can do when it chooses explicit argument over soft escapism....

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/10/black-ish-juneteenth-musical/541953/?utm_source=atltw

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Some Dark American Truths From Las Vegas -

 

"......the other dark truth about America that today’s shooting reminds us of. The identity of the shooter doesn’t affect how many people are dead or how grievously their families and communities are wounded. But we know that everything about the news coverage and political response would be different, depending on whether the killer turns out to be “merely” a white American man with a non-immigrant-sounding name.

 

That’s who most mass-shooters turn out to be,...

 

....we know that if the killers were other than whites with “normal” names, the responsibility for their crime would not be assigned solely to themselves and their tortured psyches.

  • If they had Arab-sounding names, this would be a new episode of jihad. How often has Donald Trump invoked “San Bernardino” in his speeches, as shorthand for the terrorist threat in our heartland?
  • If they were Mexican, they would demonstrate the perils of immigration, and that Mexico is “not sending its best people.”
  • If they had been illegal immigrants, they’d dramatize the need to crack down harder, right now.
  • And if they had been black, I shudder to imagine the consequences.....

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/10/two-dark-american-truths-from-las-vegas/541692/

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