A year and a half into Donald J. Trump’s mean-spirited, vulgar and callous presidency, no one should feign surprise that he referred to some illegal immigrants as “animals.”
Mitch McConnell helped Don Blankenship’s company avoid dire regulatory consequences for a disastrous spill in 2000.
Or perhaps it was the persuasive case presented by an able young prosecutor, Montgomery County (Pennsylvania) Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden, who put forward five additional witnesses who alleged that Cosby had also assaulted them. Perhaps it was a combination of the two — a more impressive prosecution coinciding with this moment of cultural reckoning.
Lynchings were not merely extralegal; they were often committed with the cooperation of local law enforcement authorities, including sheriffs and judges. Contemporaneous newspaper clippings show that some of them were announced in advance. Horrifyingly, white citizens often treated lynchings as entertaining social events, packing picnic lunches and bringing their children to watch, even though human bodies might be burned and dismembered.
Trump has thus far adamantly refused to acknowledge the heroism of James Shaw Jr., the man who saved lives in a mass shooting. But he managed to find the time to reach out to Kanye West multiple times on Twitter. Shaw saved the lives of multiple people Sunday morning when he wrestled an AR-15 away from a gunman at a Tennessee Waffle House.
Trump was most likely referring to Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started kneeling during the pregame national anthem. He did this to draw attention to racial oppression and inequality in the U.S., and he was soon joined by dozens of other players — most, but not all, of them black.
Here is Bernie at his best — blunt and colorful, the senator from Vermont whom Sunday talk shows love to book. Here is the unapologetic progressive who speaks plainly on the economic plight of working Americans. And unlike so many self-defeating Democrats, Sanders does not divide them by color, gender or sexual identity. He recognizes that “white” is not synonymous with “rich and privileged.”
I’ve never been enthusiastic about wretchedly overpriced coffee — my daughter was introduced to Starbucks by a friend — and the recent arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks did nothing to endear me to that chain of coffeehouses. Perhaps the best thing that can be said for the entire episode is that the video provides another opportunity for white Americans to understand the routine indignities that are part and parcel of black life.
King was the central force of the civil rights movement for black Americans, and as long as there are white Americans who think the color of one’s skin determines the boundaries of one’s community, none of us white people can lay claim to any part of King. Fortunately, he didn’t draw those kinds of lines when it came to his advocacy for fellow Americans.
Trump showed his racist colors when he kicked off his campaign by calling Mexican immigrants “rapists,” and now he wants to remind America that he is still exactly that racist. On Thursday afternoon, he traveled to West Virginia for what was billed as a “Roundtable Discussion on Tax Reform,” but turned into a nasty political rally that reached rock bottom rather quickly.
Jakiw Palij is an actual criminal immigrant who lied about his murderous Nazi background in order to get American citizenship, and is now living out his final years on a “leafy, tree-lined street” in Queens, New York. Despite efforts by local lawmakers to have Palij deported, the 94-year-old remains in the U.S., unmentioned in Trump’s rants and unmolested by ICE agents.
It’s the number-one phrase used in the immediate wake of tragic shootings by pro-gun politicians unwilling to take any action whatsoever. It has become so cliche, in fact, that after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, 17-year-old survivor Cameron Kasky took to Facebook and wrote, “Please don’t pray for me. Your prayers do nothing.”
Trump is not ousting them because they are criminals or layabouts, leeching off the public treasury. He is pushing them out because they are immigrants of a darker hue, and he and his most loyal supporters don’t want them here. In another move meant to discourage legal immigrants, the Trump administration plans to change federal rules on government assistance, according to published reports.
Trump spent Easter morning rage-tweeting about immigration and threatening to punish children by ending his support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era policy that allows qualified undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to stay in the country.
The new Field of Vision documentary Adversary zooms in on a town doing its best to answer this question. Buffalo is home to Carl Paladino, who amassed his enormous fortune by putting up buildings all over town and across western New York state. Formerly a Democrat who gave generously to the party, by the mid-aughts, Paladino became a Republican and an active voice in the Tea Party movement.
Indeed, the most immediately obvious thing about his picks is how strikingly little diversity there is among them. Trump hasn’t found a single woman of color he deems qualified to sit on the federal bench. According to Pew Research, only 21 percent of Trump’s judges are women, and only 10 percent of Trump’s judges are nonwhite. Not one of his picks is a black or Hispanic woman.
But what the candidates stand for (and against) is arguably less important at this early juncture than the campaign strategies they choose to pursue. Here the choices facing Democratic voters are starker and simpler, driven less by personality and policy than by political calculation and the urgency of (re)defeating Trump.
Although there have been three reported bombings in Austin, Texas, the current administration under Donald Trump has issued zero official comments on the incidents. In fact, there’s a peculiar silence surrounding the heinous explosions that led to the horrific deaths of three people, all of them people of color. Two of the victims were Black while one was Latina.
The 36-year-old Parrott recently learned Heimbach and his wife had been having an affair, which they insisted was over. Parrott’s wife and stepdaughter lured Heimbach to a setup at their Paoli trailer to see if he would agree to continue the affair, and Parrott and the stepdaughter waited outside and watched through a window.
Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele had a fiery exchange on Saturday with Matt Schlapp, the head of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), after another CPAC official made a very public — and very racist — remark about Steele at the annual gathering of far-right ideologues.
Last June, the Trump administration rescinded funds previously earmarked to counter right-wing extremism and white supremacist violence. Just two months later, 19 people were injured and protester Heather Heyer was killed by a neo-Nazi demonstrator in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Moody decried the strides Team USA has made toward diversity of its athletes in a February 7 op-ed published on FoxNews.com. Though this is Team USA’s most diverse delegation of athletes ever, as The Washington Post reported, the U.S. Olympic Committee still has a lot of progress to make…
In tweets shared on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump used NFL player Edwin Jackson’s death to exacerbate anti-immigrant sentiment across the nation. The president tweeted that it was “so disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson.