Tag: racism

ABC cancels Roseanne Following Star’s Racist Tweet [VIDEO]

Actress Roseanne Barr apologized Tuesday for a tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett, a black former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, to an ape. “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” Barr wrote on Twitter. “I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known…

Gary Cohn: Trump Team ‘Must Do Better’ to Condemn Hate Groups

Gary Cohn, the top economic adviser in the Trump White House, is now on-the-record criticizing the president’s botched response to the deadly white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville this month. “This administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups and do everything we can to heal the deep divisions that exist in…

Trump Blames Media for Misquoting Him, Then Misquotes Himself

President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed the press for allegedly misreporting his statements in the aftermath of the white-supremacist-fueled deadly violence that took place in Charlottesville this month, but he left out the fact that he blamed “both sides for the violence.” The comment at the time drew sharp condemnations from across the political spectrum,…

University Of Texas Removes Confederate Statues Late Sunday Night

Late Sunday night, work crews removed four statues from a main mall on the University of Texas campus in Austin, three of them Confederate leaders and the fourth a former Texas governor. UT Austin President Greg Fenves said the three Confederate statues — two generals, Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston, and Confederate postmaster…

Trump, Melania To Skip Kennedy Center Honors After Artists’ Boycott

President Trump and the first lady have pulled out of events for this year’s Kennedy Center Honors after a major backlash from artists over Trump’s remarks on last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville. The awards, scheduled for early December, have traditionally seen previous presidents play an active part and host a White House reception honoring the…

Thousands Converge At Free Speech Rally And Counterprotest

Thousands of counter-protesters marched in Boston Saturday to demonstrate against an event billed as a celebration of free speech but slammed by critics for ties to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday. The original demonstration was organized by a group called Boston Free Speech, and its schedule for the day included two…

Steve Bannon Leaving Trump White House

President Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon is out at the White House, multiple outlets reported Friday. The controversial aide, who previously ran right-wing website Breitbart and Trump’s campaign, reportedly submitted his resignation on August 7, The New York Times reported, but his exit was delayed by violent protests in Charlottesville. Conservative news aggregator Drudge Report…

Mitt Romney: Trump Should Apologise Over Charlottesville Comments

Mitt Romney condemned President Donald Trump’s response to the Charlottesville terror attack in a moving Facebook post in which he warned of the “unraveling of our national fabric” and asked the president to apologize. I will dispense for now from discussion of the moral character of the president’s Charlottesville statements. Whether he intended to or…

Charlottesville Victim’s Mom: ‘I Will Not’ Talk to Trump

The mother of the 32-year-old woman killed in Charlottesville last weekend says she isn’t willing to speak to President Trump anymore, following his Tuesday comments “equating the protesters with the KKK and the white supremacists.” Trump reportedly called Susan Bro during the funeral for her daughter, Heather Heyer. “At first I just missed his call,”…

Corker: Trump Hasn’t Shown Stability Or Competence To Be Successful

Sen. Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump’s handling of the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, charging that the President “has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation.” The Tennessee Republican told reporters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday that he thinks there must be “radical changes” within the White House. “The President has…

Bannon White-Nationalists Losers And A Collection Of Clowns

The latest Stephen Bannon interview comes from a surprising source: The American Prospect, a progressive publication. Bannon associates told CNN and Axios that the White House chief strategist did not know his conversation with magazine co-founder Robert Kuttner would be turned into an article, published Wednesday, and that he had only called to chat with…

Trump Says He’s ‘Ending’ 2 Economic Councils After Members Resign

President Trump announced in a tweet Wednesday that he had decided to disband his American Manufacturing Council and his Strategic and Policy Forum. “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” Trump wrote. He made the announcement shortly after reports…

Report: WH Urges GOPers To Defend Trump As ‘Entirely Correct’

The White House is reportedly urging Republican lawmakers to defend President Trump as “entirely correct” in his assertion that Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville was partly caused by counter-protesters demonstrating against racism. In its daily “evening communications briefing” sent out to Republican members of Congress late Tuesday, the White House encourages members of the party to…

Trump Blames ‘Alt Left’ For Charlottesville Violence [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed the “alt left” for inciting violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday that he said led James Fields to “murder” a protester. “You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and…

John Oliver Rips Trump For Refusing To Condemn Nazis [VIDEO]

On his latest episode John Oliver addressed this weekend of hate display in Charlottesville, Virginia: “It was truly a weekend of horrifying images. We saw Nazi flags and marchers carrying torches—tiki torches, by the way, because nothing says ‘white nationalist’ like faux Polynesian kitsch”. “We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of…

Anonymous Hackers: We Didn’t Take Down Daily Storm Site

Leaders of the hacking collective Anonymous are denying reports that they hijacked the notorious white-supremacist website The Daily Stormer early Monday. A post near the top of the site declares “End of Hate: Anonymous Now in Control of Daily Stormer” next to an image of the hackers’ signature Guy Fawkes mask. Your Anon News, a…

DOJ Reportedly To Take On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

The NYT has obtained an internal announcement from the Justice Department that shows the Trump administration wants the civil rights division to start investigating university affirmative action admission policies and sue those schools they decide discriminate against white applicants. The DOJ is looking for lawyers who want to work on “investigations and possible litigation related…

Statue Of Confederate Leader Jefferson Davis Taken Down In New Orleans

The second of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans was removed overnight in an operation to take down what some believe are symbols of racism—but not without a fight. Protests followed the removal of the statue, which saltued Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Those who argue the monuments honor Southern heritage—as well as those who believe…

Jordan Edwards Shooting: 15-Year-Old Leaving Party Shot By Cops

A Texas police department has changed a key detail in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, amid mounting calls for the officer to be arrested. Jordan Edwards, 15, died after an officer fired a rifle into a car that was driving away from a house party in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs. Police…

Orioles’ Adam Jones Berated By Racist Taunts

Adam Jones, an All-Star center fielder for the Baltimore Orioles, said he was taunted with racial slurs and had peanuts thrown at him Monday night at Boston’s Fenway Park. Jones, who is one of only about 60 black players on Major League Baseball rosters this year, said Red Sox fans in the crowd yelled obscenities…

Ku Klux Klan To Held A ‘Trump Victory Parade’ In NC

The largest Ku Klux Klan group announced a Trump victory parade in North Carolina today, along with the declaration: “TRUMP = TRUMP’S RACE UNITED MY PEOPLE.” The Loyal White Nights posted the Victory Klavalkade Klan Parade will be held on Dec. 3 and didn’t provide further details or a specific location.

Obama Talks Russian Hacking, Trump’s Intel Briefings [VIDEO]

President Obama sat down with Trevor Noah for Monday’s Daily Show, but he wasn’t in a joking mood when it came to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race. “We determined and announced in October that it was the consensus of all the intelligence agencies and law enforcement that organizations affiliated with Russian intelligence were…

KKK to Hold March in Honor of Trump’s Win

A chapter of Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina is planning a march next month to honor Donald Trump’s presidential victory. The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Pelham, North Carolina, has advertised the event on their website, along with an image of a towering Trump against a backdrop of skyscrapers. “Trump…

Lil Wayne Doesn’t Feel ‘Connected’ To Black Lives Matter [VIDEO]

Hip-hop star Lil Wayne gave an interview to ABC’s Nightline in which he said he doesn’t “feel connected” to the Black Lives Matter movement. “What is it? What does it mean?” he said. “I don’t feel connected to a damn thing that ain’t got nothin’ to do with me.” He added, “I’m a young black…

Joe Arpaio Officially Criminally Charged

Maricopa County Sheriff and immigration provocateur Joe Arpaio has been formally charged with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a federal judge’s order in a racial-profiling case. The controversial Phoenix lawman could face as much as six months in jail if convicted. The profiling case stems from his immigration patrols and Arpaio has openly defied the judge’s…

Milwaukee Gas Station Burned After Police Shooting [VIDEO]

A protest in Milwaukee turned violent on Saturday night over the killing of a man during a traffic stop earlier in the day. Police say the man was armed, and the police officer in question was wearing a body camera. During the protest a gas station as well as other businesses (a bank, beauty supply…

DOJ: Baltimore PD Violated Rights [VIDEO]

A new report from the Department of Justice set to be released on Wednesday finds that the Baltimore Police Department routinely violated civil rights. The department disproportionately targeted black residents in poor neighborhoods in the city. In one instance “supervisors have issued explicitly discriminatory orders, such as directing a shift to arrest ‘all the black…