Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tag: racism

The growing myth of ‘white genocide’ in South Africa

Donald Trump’s lack of curiosity or basic knowledge of the world becomes most dangerous, exacerbating tensions in faraway places that he simply doesn’t understand and views through a prism created by right wing hacks (and his own long held racist views).

How the Trump administration went easy on small-town police abuses

The Obama Justice Department thought Ville Platte, Louisiana – where officers jail witnesses to crimes – could become a model of how to erase policing abuses that plague small towns across the nation. Jeff Sessions decided not to bother.

Take her name out of your mouth:’ Family of Mollie Tibbetts...

"Mollie's death is not political propaganda to bring up your 'build the wall' bullshit."

Protecting and serving white supremacy

The connections between the police and the far right expose not only the sympathies of individual officers, but the social role of the police.

Donald Trump’s white nationalist White House: Still in full effect

A Trump speechwriter quits after attending a conference known for promoting racism. It’s not like he was all alone.

The money behind neo-Confederate Corey Stewart’s US Senate campaign

The nation's highest-level 2018 contest to emphasize themes of white power is Virginia's U.S. Senate race – Republican Corey Stewart.

Police determine officer was driving at ‘unsafe speed’ when striking teen

"Our training is designed to prevent this sort of thing from happening. We are going to make sure our training – and the officer’s adherence to that training – is as solid as it can be.”

Unite the Right organizer: ‘DeAndre Harris was a miscarriage of justice.’

"General District Judge Robert H. Downer Jr. said Friday that it was clear Harris did not intend to harm the complainant."

One year from Charlottesville: Hate is on the run – but...

White supremacist and nationalist groups had not gone away after the Civil Rights era, they just went underground – until their voice had been given the greatest megaphone of modern times.

Profit, not free speech, governs media companies’ decisions on controversy

Government rules and regulations do little to limit what television shows, films, music albums, video games and social media content are available to the public.

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Progressive Briefing for Monday, September 17

U.S. Border Patrol supervisor confesses to executing four women, FEMA blames hurricane deaths on spousal abuse, Kavanaugh accused of assault, and more.

The Donald in Wonderland

Down the financial rabbit hole with President Trump.

Below the surface of ICE: The corporations profiting from immigrant detention

Activists are targeting the companies that make ICE run.

A vision of an America after its entry into a new, Age of Enlightenment

This is a new America, one that once was destined for greatness and found the ways to achieve it.

Kavanaugh accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, willing to testify before Senate: Attorney

"She's willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth."

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