Tag: white supremacy

Pittsburgh Is the Worst City in America for Black People. Here’s How It Can Get Better

Photo: Justin Merriman (Getty Images) If you need an example of the level of danger Pittsburgh’s black population faces for just living in the city, drive down Centre Avenue, go through the Hill District and then North Oakland, and then stop once you find yourself in front of UPMC Shadyside. Park your car, get out, […]

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Maybe America Can Solve Its Gun Problem by Using Our Most Abundant Natural Resource—Racism

Photo: iStock There is no government. According to the heralded founding fathers who brainstormed and borrowed ideas to create the framework of America, the Constitution was written to “insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” Before they even laid […]

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I Was the Only Black Woman to Testify Against an Abortion Ban. They Cut My Mic.

Last week, lawmakers in Tennessee held hearings for Senate Bill 1326, which would redefine fetal viability in attempts to implement a near-total ban on abortion. Over the course of several hours, members of the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee heard from speakers for and against the bill, who were each instructed they had 10 minutes to […]

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Shock Corridor

As reports exposing the shockingly brutal conditions at immigrant detention centers have drawn comparisons to ethnic detention compounds under authoritarian regimes, it becomes ever more pressing for the country’s vast immigration bureaucracy to lean on whatever prestige it can muster at the height of the Trump border crackdown. And like everything else connected with this […]

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Here’s How Big Far Right Social Network Gab Has Actually Gotten

Hours before a mass shooter killed 11 people inside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in 2018, he posted an anti-Muslim rant to his account on Gab, a little-known social network that sold itself on protecting free speech. Gab was quickly forced offline when domain service providers, hosting companies and a slew of payment […]

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Tucker Carlson’s Ad Sales Are Tanking Thanks to His Appalling Racism

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The pushback against Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s blatant on-air racism is continuing to affect the company’s bottom line as companies pull more ads from Carlson’s show. Carlson took a little vacation this week after launching into a wildly deceptive rant on Tuesday in which he claimed that the dangers […]

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An Explainer On The Motives And Methods Of Recent Mass Shooters

UPROXX In the past two weeks, three mass shootings have rocked the United States to its core. First, on July 28, a 19-year-old man shot and killed three people and injured 13 at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California. Then, on August 3, a 21-year-old man shot and killed 22 people and injured 24 […]

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No Law Can Ban White Supremacy From the Internet

It wasn’t long after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton killed more than 30 people that a chorus of commentators, reporters, and even the president himself offered a plaintive response. These near-simultaneous tragedies, they all said, force the country to consider reining in the web sites that have, as the chorus sees it, permitted […]

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Fact Check: Tucker Carlson Falsely Claims White Supremacy Is a ‘Hoax’

Numerous critics and media outlets rebuked the conservative Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson Wednesday after he said white supremacy in America was “not a real problem” on his talk show the night before. His remarks on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” came days after a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart left 22 people dead and […]

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Here’s What Obama Had to Say About This Weekend’s Horrific Mass Shootings

Photo: Sean Gallup (Getty Images) Once upon a time, there was a widely held—if never fully realized—belief that the country’s president ought to serve as a moral compass. If not that, at least, they ought to emphatically articulate and speak to the nation’s highest values. This is especially true in times of turmoil and tragedy. […]

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Here is the Best Three Minutes You Will Watch About Trump and Racism

Screenshot: MSNBC I don’t know what is better: watching Princeton professor Eddie Glaude take just under three minutes on MSNBC to passionately, concisely, and, with pinpoint accuracy, place Donald Trump and the El Paso shooting in the context of America’s long history of white supremacy, or watching host Nicolle Wallace frozen on the spot, understanding […]

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The Destructive Politics of White Amnesia

For all of his bumbling verbosity and avuncular artlessness, Democratic front-runner Joe Biden serves as a remarkably elegant illustration of all that ails the Democratic Party’s bid to retake the White House in 2020. Trump’s breathtaking weaponization of the Republican Party into the party of white nationalism should, at minimum, make the parameters of the […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Objectively True Information’ About Mass Shootings Is Worthless

This weekend, Twitter flooded with reactions to the two mass shootings El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. There was outrage at Congress’s inaction on gun control, and the white supremacist rhetoric espoused by right-wing politicians, right-wing media, and one of the shooters. Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had a different take: people die all the […]

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The Media Is Missing the Real Story of Trump’s Racism

In August 2017, three men from rural Illinois—members of one of our country’s numerous heavily armed and rather poorly regulated “militias”—drove to Bloomington, Minnesota, just south of Minneapolis, to plant an IED in the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center. Following their arrest, two of the men admitted their guilt. They had set out from Illinois, they […]

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Cloudflare Boots 8chan as a Customer

Internet infrastructure company Cloudflare says it is banning anonymous message board 8chan as a customer, according to a blog post from the company. The move comes after the company faced mounting criticism for providing services to a website that has become a hotbed for so-called manifestos from mass shooters. Over the weekend, a white supremacist […]

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Cloudflare Says It Won’t Ban 8chan, a Hotbed for Terrorist Manifestos

Over the weekend, a white supremacist killed 20 people in an El Paso Walmart. Before the terrorist attack, he posted a so-called manifesto to the anonymous message board 8chan. He was the third shooter to do so recently; the others were the Christchurch and Poway synagogue attackers. In response, internet infrastructure company Cloudflare is facing […]

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Please Allow Jonathan Weisman of the New York Times to Teach You About White Supremacy

Screenshot: YouTube (Time) Here is the essence of white supremacy. Despite the pronouncements of those who proudly declare their bodies free of a racist bone, white supremacy is not the same as racism. Actions and their results are what determine whether or not something is racist, not belief or intent. Nor is white supremacy defined […]

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FBI Director: Majority of Domestic Terrorism Cases Tied to White Supremacy

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) FBI Director Christopher Wray noted that his agency has made around 100 “domestic terrorism-related arrests since October.” Any guesses on how many of those were connected to white supremacist ideology? “I will say that a majority of the domestic terrorism cases that we’ve investigated are motivated by some version of […]

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‘Mordhau’ and the Fantasy of an All-White Middle Ages

The past few years have been host to a number of discussions regarding supposed “historical accuracy” in games that portray Europe as a wholly white and nearly-entirely-male landscape. The fact that Mordhau, a game that draws heavily from the same aesthetics as neofascist white supremacist movements draw inspiration from, is grappling with bigotry and hate […]

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Nike Drops Sneaker Featuring Betsy Ross Flag After Colin Kaepernick Is Said to Complain It Invokes Slavery

Colin Kaepernick onstage during a VH1 broadcast May 3, 2018, in Los AngelesPhoto: Leon Bennett (Getty) Just in time for the Fourth of July, comes a report that Nike yanked a sneaker embellished with a Betsy Ross flag after NFL footballer-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick complained the image conjured up slavery and all its ills. According to […]

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