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  • ‘White Lives Matter’ banner found in Union City before MLK day

    01/16/2021 11:46:59 PM PST · by thegagline · 44 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 01/16/2021 | Lauren Hernández
    Union City’s mayor and other officials condemned a “White Lives Matter” banner found Saturday morning at a city intersection. City officials called the incident — which happened the weekend before the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday and 10 days after the pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol — racist. The banner was found “illegally placed” on the corner of Smith and Dyer streets and removed on Saturday morning, city officials said. A police report was filed, but Union City police could not be reached for comment on Saturday. “The city is disgusted by this despicable act of vandalism that has...
  • Parents' Lawsuit Claims School Engages in Intentional Racial Discrimination Against White Students

    01/13/2021 5:54:15 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/08/21 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The lawsuit goes on to say that during a meeting with the school’s principal, Jeannie Steenberge, and a faculty member, the two adults allowed the black students to berate and scream at their daughter, calling her “the biggest known racist in the school,” and accusing her of being “in love with Trump” because she owned Trump decals and other merchandise. “Everyone knows ALL Trump supporters are racist,” the petition claims one black student said. During another meeting, the parents’ petition says the principal told their daughter she was a racist, and that “we are all racists, we are white.” According...
  • Miya Ponsetto says she can’t be racist because she’s a ‘woman of color’

    01/11/2021 10:31:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2021 | Natalie Musumeci
    The California woman dubbed “Soho Karen” for falsely accusing a black teen of stealing her iPhone and allegedly attacking him at a Big Apple hotel says she can’t be racist because she’s a “woman of color.” Miya Ponsetto, 22, made the remarks during a previously filmed interview with “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King that was teased on Twitter Monday.
  • Biden Says Small Businesses Will Receive No Aid Unless They’re Owned By Minorities, Women

    01/11/2021 12:35:26 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 48 replies
    National File ^ | January 10, 2021 | Gabriel Keane
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden pledged to allot relief to small businesses on a racialized basis in a video posted to left-wing Big Tech platform Twitter on Sunday, stating that “Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses.” Biden made the remarks in a video detailing his plan to rebuild the economy after a year of crippling COVID lockdowns, many of which were supported by Biden himself. “Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and...
  • Bidenis Pervertis stokes the flames of racism, of course.

    01/10/2021 1:55:45 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 01/10/21 | Jericho Green
    "More evidence that this is not the right man for the job. This is somebody that needs to be taken by their elbow somewhere safe and quiet where they can watch Matlock until they fall asleep."
  • Prominent human rights attorney, 43, who said she was Latina admits she is actually a white woman from Georgia - but defends her right to choose her 'cultural identity'

    01/08/2021 2:51:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 8, 2020 | Harriett Alexander
    prominent human rights lawyer and former president of the National Lawyers Guild has admitted that she is not Latina, but in fact a white woman from Georgia. Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, senior counsel at the Latino Justice Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, claimed Puerto Rican and Colombian heritage, according to Prism. Records obtained by the site say Bannan's family in fact arrived in the United States from Ireland, Italy and Russia, and she was born in Georgia. On Monday, Bannan, 43, responded to the report and confirmed that she is white. 'I am racially white, and have always...
  • NH Using Race-Based ‘Equity’ Metric in Distributing Early Doses of COVID Vaccine

    01/07/2021 1:37:47 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 24 replies
    NH Journal ^ | 01/05/21 | Michael Graham
    Gov. Chris Sununu and his top health official told NHJournal Tuesday that New Hampshire is using racial and ethnic considerations in determining who gets early access to the limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccine. “We have a plan in terms of allocating a certain amount of our vaccine to ensure equity,” Sununu said. “A plan to reach our communities that tend to be inequitably served by our healthcare system.”
  • Visualizing The US Population By Race

    01/03/2021 5:50:42 AM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    Virtual Capitilist ^ | 1-2-2929 | Iman Ghosh
    The American population is a unique mosaic of cultures—and almost 40% of people identify as racial or ethnic minorities today. In this treemap, we use data for 2019 from the Kaiser Family Foundation, which bases its analysis on the latest American Community Survey (ACS) data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Then we break down the same data on a state-by-state basis. Growing Diversity in AmericaAs of 2019, here is the current distribution of the U.S. population by race and ethnicity: •White: 60.1% (Non-Hispanic) •Hispanic: 18.5% •Black: 12.2% •Asian: 5.6% •Multiple Races: 2.8% •American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.7% •Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander:...
  • White teen pushed out of college after video of her saying N-word at 15 resurfaces

    12/31/2020 3:22:52 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 79 replies
    NewYork Post ^ | 29 Dec 20 | Elizabeth Elizalde
    A high school cheerleader had her college “dream” shattered when a black classmate arbitrarily posted a years-old video of her saying the N-word, her lawyer said this week — as the University of Tennessee faced backlash for pushing the teen out. Incoming freshman Mimi Groves, now 19, was kicked off the school cheer team and forced to withdraw earlier this year amid complaints from outraged alumni and students when fellow teen Jimmy Galligan posted the clip. The incident gained national attention when it was detailed in a New York Times story over the weekend. Groves’ lawyer accused the university of...
  • ‘I Wanted To Get Her’: A Boy Saved A Video Of A 15-Year-Old Girl Saying A Racial Slur, Then Posted It Online To Teach Her ‘A Lesson’

    12/30/2020 8:02:35 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/28/2020 | Mary Margret Olson
    A high school student held onto a 2016 video of a young girl saying a racial slur, then posted it online after she had chosen to attend her dream school, the New York Times reported. “I wanted to get her where she would understand the severity of that word,” 18-year-old Jimmy Galligan told the New York Times. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation. In 2019, Galligan was sent a three-second Snapchat video of fellow Heritage High School student Mimi Groves saying “I can drive” before uttering a racial slur. When...
  • Louisville police officer who shot Breonna Taylor told he will be fired

    12/30/2020 6:27:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/30/2020 | Kanishka Singh
    One of the Louisville police officers who shot Black emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor, and the officer that prepared the warrant for the botched raid during which she was killed, were told on Tuesday that the department aimed to fire them. Taylor's death when police entered her apartment in Louisville...
  • Black Lives Matter: A year of athletic protest

    12/30/2020 5:02:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | December 29, 2020 | by Jonathan Harding
    It has been a seismic year for sport, and no more so in athletes raising their voice in the fight for racial equality. Events in Germany have shown that, while progress has been made, there is much work to be done. ... Even before support for the Black Lives Matter movement surged across Europe in May, German football revealed in one month just how much work was still to be done. Blame it on the lack of diversity at the executive level of the sport (particularly true in Germany), blame it on fundamental issues stretching deep into the fabric of...
  • The New York Times Using Its Reporting Resources To Weaponize Teen Drama Is A Scary Trend

    12/29/2020 7:14:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 29, 2020 | Libby Emmens
    At 15, Mimi Groves said the n-word word in an attempt to be 'cool,' and the video sat for years. It wasn't until it was weaponized against her that anyone cared at all.A high school senior is proud of having ruined a classmate’s life by posting a three-second video clip the classmate had long since forgotten about. In fact, he thinks of it as a learning moment, and he’s happy about it. So is The New York Times.In an article that went viral over the weekend, Times writer Dan Levin walked readers through the triumphant tale of Jimmy Galligan, who...
  • 'Bridgerton’ meant to integrate period romances. So why is it so hard on Black women?

    12/28/2020 8:29:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 28, 2020 | Alyssa Rosenberg
    "Bridgerton,” the new series based on Julia Quinn’s romance novels and developed by hitmaker Shonda Rhimes and showrunner Chris Van Dusen for Netflix, is a Christmas cookie of a show — a sugary, sparkly treat that serves as a comfort in a grim winter. And in integrating the predominantly White world of romance novels by making some of Quinn’s characters Black, the show inadvertently provides a useful lesson for an entertainment industry struggling to meet viewers’ demands and corporate mandates for more diverse programming.
  • “Their Campus Careers Are Over”: Cornell Student Representatives Targeted For Opposing Efforts To Defund and Disarm Campus Police

    12/27/2020 7:53:24 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies
    Jonathan Yurley Org ^ | 12-27-2020 | JONATHAN TURLEY
    We have been discussing student editors and student government leaders using their positions to retaliate against the exercise of free speech by other students with the support of faculty. This trend is hardly surprising as journalism deans call for censorship and journalism professors call for the rejection of neutrality in the media. Universities have generally remained passive as students and faculty harass and punish those with opposing views. The latest such example was detailed in a column on the site College Fix on how students at Cornell University moved to oust student representatives who voted against disarming and defunding campus...
  • Was Queen Charlotte Black? Here’s what we know.

    12/27/2020 8:32:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 27, 2020 | DeNeen L. Brown
    In “Bridgerton,” the new Shonda Rhimes period drama on Netflix, the lords and ladies of early 19th century Britain are depicted as Black as well as White. Why? Washington Post television critic Hank Stuever explains it this way: “A Black character stops to explain, grandly, how and why this society came to be integrated. (Answer: because the queen is a person of color.) Not only does it not make much sense, but it seems like an unnecessary wrench thrown into a completely sensible and revisionary romp: People of color are here because they should have been here all along. Isn’t...
  • Video: Biden’s Racist Rant Aimed At Black Civil Rights Leaders During His Latest Zoom Call Surfaced

    12/25/2020 7:59:44 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 42 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 12.25.2020 | Ray Pearson
    Joe Biden said that he’s running for president to ease the racial divisions of our time. He says he resolved to run after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017, which was proven to be a false statement afterward. Joe Biden needs to stop talking about race. The subject is a tongue twister for Joe Biden, who bluntly says things that are off-color when talking about, well, color. In five decades of public service — including 36 years in the U.S. Senate — Biden has often seemed to be missing a sensitivity filter when race came up. Whether...
  • Black US doctor dies of Covid alleging racist hospital care

    12/25/2020 3:59:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 145 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 24, 2020
    A black physician in Indianapolis has died with Covid-19 weeks after she accused a doctor of denying her proper medical care because of her race. In a video from her bed at Indiana University Hospital North, Susan Moore said she had to "beg" for treatment. Offering its condolences, the hospital said it took accusations of discrimination very seriously but could not comment on specific patients. Black people are at greater risk from Covid than white people, studies show. Dr Moore, 52, passed away at another local hospital on Sunday. In her 4 December post on Facebook, she described how her...
  • Gal Gadot Responds to ‘Whitewashing’ Backlash After ‘Cleopatra’ Casting

    12/24/2020 11:09:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 23, 2020
    Gal Gadot has defended her casting as Cleopatra after she was met with accusations of “whitewashing” the upcoming biopic. Critics have said that an Arab or African actress should play the role of the iconic Egyptian leader instead of the 35-year-old Israeli actress. “First of all, if you want to be true to the facts, then Cleopatra was Macedonian,” Gadot told BBC Arabic. “We were looking for a Macedonian actress that could fit Cleopatra. She wasn’t there. And I was very passionate about Cleopatra.”
  • Owner of Atlanta gas station, at center of months-long demonstrations, plans to sell

    12/24/2020 1:13:18 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    The owner of a gas station that was at the center of racial controversy is now selling his business. Following 66 days of non-stop demonstrations outside the Exxon gas station off Flat Shoals Rd, organizer Joe Jones is pleased that the owner is planning to sell. “We sent a clear message that we will no longer tolerate disrespect,” Jones said. Protests started in mid-October after a clerk at the store was caught on camera saying, “I don’t give a [expletive] about the Black neighborhood.” The store’s owner, Rahim Sivji, apologized and parted ways with the clerk. However, Jones said they...