Tag: racist

No autopsy. No soul-searching. The GOP embraces its status as party of racist misogynist fascists

December 19, 2020
“The Republican Party needs to stop talking to itself,” read the document. “We have become expert in how to provide ideological reinforcement to like-minded people, but devastatingly we have lost the ability to be persuasive with, or welcoming to, those who do not agree with us on every issue. Instead of driving around in circles

Lyft passenger apologizes for racist rant over wearing mask

November 20, 2020
The Lyft rider from a caught-on-video racist rant against his driver — who’d asked him to wear a mask in the car — would like everyone to know he was drunk at the time and that he’s now very sorry. Both he and his wife have lost their jobs since video of his ugly rant

Tracing the roots of city boy Trump’s racist ‘suburban dream’ nonsense—all the way to Rush Limbaugh

August 23, 2020
Let’s start with Trump’s current campaign. On June 30, President Shitgibbon tweeted that he was “studying the AFFH housing regulation that is having a devastating impact” on the suburbs. He also claimed that his opponent, former vice president Joe Biden, wants to make things “much worse”—correction: “MUCH WORSE.” Trump added that he “may END!” the

Trump Plays on Racist Fears of Terrorized Suburbs to Court White Voters

July 30, 2020
WASHINGTON — President Trump vowed on Wednesday to protect suburbanites from low-income housing being built in their neighborhoods, making an appeal to white suburban voters by trying to stir up racist fears about affordable housing and the people who live there.In a tweet and later in remarks during a visit to Texas, Mr. Trump painted

Retailers add to pressure for Washington NFL team to finally change its name from racist moniker

July 13, 2020
As some quick history, the team has had its current name since 1933. Before that, it was actually briefly called the Boston Braves. Since then, numerous activist groups have spoken out against the name, but owner Daniel Snyder wasn’t having it. In the early ‘90s, he told USA Today that “we’ll never change the name.” In

St. Louis Prosecutor Sues City, Claiming Racist Interests Tried to Forced Her Out

January 31, 2020
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Monday filed what she called an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. Gardner, the city’s elected prosecutor, also accused “entrenched interests” of intentionally impeding…

Students Protest a Series of Racist Incidents at Syracuse University. Here’s What to Know

November 21, 2019
A series of racist incidents at Syracuse University — including derogatory graffiti and the sharing of an alleged white supremacist manifesto — have sparked outrage at the upstate New York school, prompting student sit-ins and demands for action, as well as criticism from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, while authorities continue to investigate. Students have…

Republicans-If You&’re Really Against Racism-Restore Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) – Two years since the Supreme Court gutted core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder ...

White Supremacist Donated to Several 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

June 22, 2015
The head of a white supremacist group, cited by the suspected gunman who killed nine people at a black South Carolina church last week, has given thousands ...

As nation mourns racist murders, Confederate Flag of hate still flies over South Carolina

June 19, 2015
By Jon Queally, Common Dreams This isn’t the story about a flag, but there’s a flag in this story. On the same day the nation was reeling from the mass murder of nine black churchgoers in South Carolina by a calculating white gunman who reportedly made it clear to his victims the attack was inspired