Tag: white supremacy

Are Black Churches Safe? White Girl Arrested For Planning Attack

Black churches have been the target of white supremacists for decades, from the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing to Dylan Roof murdering church goers at African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2015. The latest incident is another example of hate towards African-Americans and their faith. See Also: Black Leaders Mourn The Tremendous Loss Of Rep. Elijah […]

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The Right’s “Judeo-Christian” Fixation

During one of his recent confrontations with congressional Democrats, Donald Trump made a stunning comment about the United States’ Jewish population. How could Jewish voters overwhelmingly support the Democratic party, he groused, when it included prominent critics of Israel like Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar? When American Jews voted for those politicians—or other members of […]

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FBI arrests alleged white supremacist accused of planning to bomb Colorado synagogue

A 27-year-old man who allegedly espoused white supremacist ideology online was arrested by the FBI and accused of plotting to bomb a synagogue in Colorado. Richard Holzer had brought a knife and a mask to a motel room and was examining inert pipe bombs prepared by undercover agents moments before he was arrested late Friday, […]

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Richard Spencer’s Racist ‘Octaroons’ Tirade Is Peak White Supremacy Idiocy

White nationalist leader Richard Spencer has been trash for eons and new audio only confirms more of what we already know. The proud racist was is heard using tons of racial epithets after the death of Charlottesville counter-protester Heather Heyer. See Also: Bring It Home! Best Damn Reactions To Andrew Gillum Destroying Ron DeSantis In Florida […]

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State Under Siege

It is an article of faith among many strategists and activists within the Democratic Party that shifting demographics will be its salvation. The Republican electorate gets older and whiter with every election. Greatest Generation and boomer Fox News addicts can’t live forever, and Big Data shows that it’s merely a matter of time until the […]

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White Supremacist Pacification Is a Hollywood Burden

The trailer for Burden has arrived and I’m fucking tired. From the film’s official press release: When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a small South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy (Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker) resolves to do everything in his power to prevent long-simmering racial tensions from boiling over. But […]

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Regina King Has ‘A Nose for White Supremacy’ in HBO’s Watchmen

Tick tock—we’re counting down to Watchmen’s series premiere on HBO. From the series’ press release: Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen, from executive producer Damon Lindelof (Emmy winner for Lost; HBO’s The Leftovers) embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting […]

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White Domestic Terrorism as a National Security Threat Presents Challenges for 2020 Presidential Candidates

A man carries a ‘Racism RIP’ sign at a makeshift memorial honoring victims outside Walmart, near the scene of a mass shooting which left at least 22 people dead, on Aug. 6, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody.Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) U.S. national security conversations have traditionally […]

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18-Year-Old Brandt Jean’s Hug of Amber Guyger Made Me Sick. But It Ain’t About Me, Though

Screenshot: Dallas Morning News (YouTube) The conversation about Brandt Jean’s hug of convicted murderer Amber Guyger has mostly cannibalized both the news of the (still surprising) conviction and the (not surprising at all) sentence. The image of the act is both explosive and saccharine; a molotov cocktail dipped in high fructose corn syrup. It’s impossible […]

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The Only Coup in U.S. History Was Orchestrated by White Supremacists

Wilmington, N.C.Photo: Jason W. Smith (Wikimedia Commons) Donald Trump ratcheted up his veiled threats of a looming civil war on Tuesday night, tweeting that an upcoming impeachment inquiry was akin to a “coup.” The claim is ludicrous on its face, but given the nature of Trump and his supporters’ feedback loop, many outlets felt forced […]

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Department of Homeland Security Prioritizes White Supremacy as a Threat: ‘Has No Place in the United States of America’

Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan delivers remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations Sept. 23, 2019, in Washington, D.C.Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) The Department of Homeland Security has a very specific mission: to ensure the safety of the United States. That means implementing cybersecurity measures, protecting our borders from unlawful entry, and […]

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Why White Supremacists Are Hooked on Green Living

On Saturdays, Sarah Dye and her husband, Douglas Mackey, sell seasonal vegetables and eggs at a farmers’ market in Bloomington, Indiana. Sarah stands behind a stall piled high with heirloom tomatoes, basil, okra, and acorn squash. With a towheaded baby in her arms, she greets customers and makes small talk. She and Douglas own Schooner […]

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Candace Owens Is At It Again, Coming Out Her Black Face to Whitesplain Away the Impact of White Supremacy

Candace Owens on Capitol Hill earlier this year in April 2019, when she told Congress white nationalism wasn’t a thing. Now, she’s back at it, telling lawmakers Sept. 20, 2019, that white supremacy is of no concern to minorities.Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty) And she’s back. Auntie Ruckus, aka black conservative commentator Candace Owens, was back […]

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The Argument Against D.C. Statehood Is Rooted in Racism

In February of 1873, James Shepherd Pike, a radical Republican journalist and longtime advocate for black suffrage, was assigned by the New York Tribune to cover a Deep South state legislature in the midst of Reconstruction. At the time, governments across the region, thanks to the policies enacted by the federal government, had begun to […]

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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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