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Facebook Says It'll Do Fuck All About Trump's Post Calling for Military to Shoot Protesters

Facebook will not remove an incendiary post from President Donald Trump essentially calling for authorities to enter Minneapolis and open fire on Americans protesting police brutality there, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday. Earlier in the day, Twitter flagged identical posts on both the official White House…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Minneapolis, White House, Racism, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Racists, Political Ads, President Trump, Racist Assholes, George Floyd

CEO of Surveillance Firm Banjo Resigns After Past Involvement With KKK Comes to Light

The CEO of surveillance firm Banjo, one of the many firms pitching law enforcement agencies across the country on artificial intelligence and big data-backed predictive policing, is leaving the company after an April report outed him as a former neo-Nazi skinhead who was involved in a 1990 Ku Klux Klan drive-by…Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Technology, Privacy, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Racism, Kkk, Mass Surveillance, Ku Klux Klan, White Supremacy, Banjo, Algorithmic Bias, Damien Patton

NYPD’s Prejudiced Law Enforcement Doesn’t Take a Break During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The New York Police Department hasn’t let the coronavirus pandemic go to waste when it comes to pulling the same racist bullshit: The agency issued 374 criminal summonses related to alleged violations of the city’s social distancing guidelines between March 16 and May 5—and over 81 percent of them went to New Yorkers…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Law Enforcement, Racism, Nypd, New Yorks Finest, New York Police Department, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

In Lovecraft Country's First Trailer, American Racism Is the Ultimate Eldritch Abomination

Oftentimes when we dive into horrific stories full of otherworldly monsters, we do so in order to escape the all-too-real demons that haunt us here in the real world. But in the first trailer for HBO’s new adaptation of Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country, the racist evils that shaped American culture are realized as quite…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Horror, America, Jj Abrams, Racism, Kkk, Michael K Williams, Jordan Peele, Courtney B Vance, Matt Ruff, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Lovecraft Country, HP Lovecraft, Misha Green

Your Racism Is Showing: Coronavirus and the Racist History of Pandemics

Coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, has traveled across the world, and its numbers—of new infections and deaths—are quite distressing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, Healthcare, Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias, Pandemic, Coronavirus Pandemic

Leak Exposes U.S. Navy Sailor as Once-Prolific Recruiter for Neo-Nazi Group

Hate forums and social media platforms have likely made it easier for atomized white supremacists and neo-Nazis to find like-minded individuals, laying the base for a resurgence in far-right organizing and violence. But that’s come with a price: a lengthy online trail that makes it difficult to stay anonymous. Leaks…Read more...
Tags: Science, Navy, Race, Cybersecurity, Racism, Military, Terrorism, US military, Far Right, Neo Nazis, Atomwaffen, Atomwaffen Division, Right Wing Extremism, Neo Nazi Group, Iron March

Antebellum's Latest Trailer Hints at an Unexpected Sci-Fi Twist

Antebellum’s first trailer made it obvious that Janelle Monáe’s Veronica Henley was destined to become mixed up in all types of wildly dangerous situations over the course of the film. What wasn’t clear was whether the racist dangers she was facing were from the present day or whether, somehow, Veronica was literally …Read more...
Tags: Science, Lionsgate, Racism, Time Travel, Janelle Monae, Gabourey Sidibe, Kiersey Clemons, Jack Huston, Jena Malone, Veronica, Eric Lang, Antebellum, Christopher Renz, Gerard Bush, Veronica Henley

How Coronavirus Fears Tap Into the Deep History of Xenophobia in Public Health

The novel coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China continues to ripple around the world. More than 20,000 cases have been confirmed across Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia, and the official death toll of 425 has surpassed that of the 2002-03 SARS outbreak. Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, China, Racism, Wuhan China, Xenophobia, Asia Europe North America, 2019 Ncov, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Deep History of Xenophobia in Public Health

Five of the Worst Ways People Have Tried to Fix Their Computers

Sometimes your computer breaks. It happens. You spill something, or drop something, or you try to boot up and nothing happens. Many of us resolve the issue with a liberal use of Google, and others take the failing device to a person trained to fix computers. And some people thoroughly screw up their device trying to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Diy, It, Computers, Racism, Tech Support, Stop, Gizmodo Tech Support, Worst Ways People Have Tried

Mayor Pete’s Invisible Black Police

Given the choice of superpowers, would you rather have the ability to fly or the power of invisibility?Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Racism, South Bend, Pete, Institutional Racism, Pete Buttigieg, 2020 Presidential Race, Mayor Pete, Racim In Police Departments, South Bend Police Department, Invisible Black Police

Sure Seems Like One of Watchmen's KKK Villains Is Donald Trump's Father

This week’s episode of Watchmen told the story of Hooded Justice, the first American masked vigilante. It detailed how he ushered in an era of superheroes by dedicating himself to an ongoing crusade to rid New York City of the Cyclops, an organization of KKK members plotting to sow chaos amongst the city’s black…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Police, New York City, Race, Alan Moore, Dc Comics, Racism, Kkk, White People, Warner Bros, Donald Trump, DC Entertainment, Damon Lindelof, Fred Trump, Dave Gibbons

The Truth About Watchmen's Present Lies in the Past

Each episode of Watchmen has carefully introduced us to its heroes and villains in a way that fleshed out this strange, hyper-violent world of masked cops all the while keeping the series’ deeper truths just out of focus enough to make the mystery being told riveting . Eventually, the time comes when all good mysteries…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Alan Moore, Racism, Police Brutality, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Damon Lindelof, TV Recap, Dave Gibbons, Watchmen, Lynchings, Watchmen Recaps, Hooded Justice

Watchmen's Internal Clock Is Finally Running on Time

As emotionally-charged and dense as Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen has been, there have been more than a few moments that made it easy to lose sight of the fact that the series is still very much a comic book adaptation. But this week’s episode—“She Was Killed By Space Junk”—is a triumphant tribute to the source material…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Police, Race, Dc Comics, Racism, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Damon Lindelof, TV Recap, Regina King, Jean Smart, Watchmen, Dr Manhattan, Watchmen Recaps, Silk Spectre

Watchmen's Latest Twist Shouldn't Be a Surprise to Anyone

The story taking place in Watchmen’s present is informed by that world’s past—one similar to ours where groups of white supremacists have terrorized black people across the world for centuries. At times, the show assumes you know this fact to be true but in others, like the opening moments of this week’s episode, …Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Police, Dc Comics, Racism, Terrorism, Police Brutality, Warner Bros, Oklahoma, DC Entertainment, Damon Lindelof, TV Recap, Ku Klux Klan, White Supremacy, Tulsa, Watchmen

Did President Trump Flash His Middle Finger to Women Astronauts in This Viral Video?

Video of President Donald Trump flashing his middle finger went viral over the weekend. Did the president intentionally flip the bird to women astronauts who corrected one of his factual inaccuracies? That’s open to interpretation. But it’s at least the fourth time during his presidency that Trump appeared to give a…Read more...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Twitter, Science, NFL, Social Media, Syria, Racism, Viral Videos, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, G7, Middle Finger, Trump, Mick Mulvaney, Omarosa Manigault

Trump Campaign Running Facebook Ads with Racial Slur

President Donald Trump’s official Facebook page has been running a series of ads that feature an anti-Native American slur, according to the social media company’s . Trump can be heard referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren by the name “Pocahontas” in the ad, which started running on October 11.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Racism, Native Americans, Pocahontas, Extremism, Donald Trump, Trump, Tucker Carlson, President Trump, Our Garbage President, Neo Fascism, Trump Campaign Running Facebook

HBO's Watchmen Wants to Dig into the Heart of American Making You Like Cops

The first 15 minutes or so of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen are some of the most agonizing moments of television this year. They squarely focus on the brutalization of multiple black Americans during the infamous Tulsa race riots—a day when mobs of crazed white people descended upon, attacked, and murdered black…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Science, Police, Race, Alan Moore, Dc Comics, America, Racism, Terrorism, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Damon Lindelof, Robert Redford, White Supremacy, Tulsa

Dallas Cop Seen Wearing Punisher Logo During Altercation at Community Oversight Meeting

At the first public meeting of Dallas’s newly formed Community Police Oversight Board earlier this week, dozens of residents who came to share their concerns about law enforcement were surprised to learn the board had no intention of letting anyone from the community actually make a comment. And at least one officer…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Marvel, Racism, Military, Terrorism, Dallas, Police Brutality, Marvel Comics, Mass Shootings, The Punisher, Community Police Oversight Board

HBO's Lovecraft Country Could Be Everything Green Book Wasn't

There are as many valid criticisms of Peter Farrelly’s Best Picture Oscar-winner Green Book as there are listings in Victor Hugo Green’s The Negro Motorist Green Book. But an upcoming adaptation has a lot more potential to tell the real story, even if there are Lovecraftian monsters involved.Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Mahershala Ali, Race, History, Racism, Oscars, Viggo Mortensen, Ku Klux Klan, Jordan Peele, Matt Ruff, Peter Farrelly, Lovecraft Country, Green Book, HP Lovecraft

Pence Compares Trump to Martin Luther King Jr. 

Donald Trump wants to ban Muslims from entering the United States. He separated thousands of poor families at the border and tossed kids into concentration camps. He stripped families apart and deported them by the thousands. He defended neo-Nazis and white supremacists after they killed Heather Heyer and injured…Read more...
Tags: Science, Immigration, Racism, United States, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr, Mike Pence, Jr, Heather Heyer, Pence Compares Trump

White Students in MAGA Hats Taunt, Harass Native American Elder and Vietnam Vet

The smirk on the face of this white kid with a red MAGA hat, as he taunts a Native American elder singing an intertribal song, is simply unbearable.Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, Native Americans, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Maga, Indigenous Peoples March

Biology Lab Strips James Watson of All Honorary Titles After 'Reprehensible' Race Remarks

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has stripped James Watson, the 90-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist famous for determining the double-helix structure of DNA with his partner Francis Crick in the 1950s based on research conducted by British chemist Rosalind Franklin, of all his honorary titles after the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sexism, Dna, Race, Genetics, Racism, Sexual Harassment, Francis Crick, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory CSHL, James Watson, Rosalind Franklin

Report: Tesla Takes Racism in the Workplace to Another Level

The New York Times took a look into the workplace dynamics at Tesla’s Fremont, California factory and just in case you thought it was going anywhere, racism appears to be alive and well. Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Racism, New York Times, Fremont California

Former Manager Says Facebook Discriminates Against, Excludes Black Users and Staff

A former Facebook strategic partner manager for global influencers, Mark S. Luckie, sent a 2,500 word memo to all of the company’s employees before his departure in November saying the company has “a black people problem,” the Guardian reported.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Harassment, Science, Technology, Race, Social Media, Racism, Discrimination, Mark S Luckie

Donald Trump Jr. Tweets Out a Neo-Nazi Dog Whistle

Perhaps because they are running scared, the Trump family—and Republicans in general—are going all-in on a campaign of overt racism and white supremacist dog whistles to rally MAGA voters across the country as Tuesday’s midterm elections approach.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Republicans, Racism, Maine, Donald Trump, Trump, White Supremacy, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Brakey

White Supremacist Group Targets Stacey Abrams and Oprah with Racist Robocall

The same Idaho-based white supremacist group that recently targeted Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum with extremely racist robocalls is now targeting Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Oprah Winfrey, who has been canvassing for Abrams.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Georgia, Racism, Idaho, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, White Supremacy, Brian Kemp, Voter Suppression, White Supremacist, White Supremacist Group, Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum

Far-Right Site Gab Ditched by Cloud Host Joyent, Suspended by Stripe Amid Synagogue Massacre

Gab, the self-declared free speech platform that has welcomed countless neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and various other far-right bigots, had its PayPal accounts terminated on Saturday after authorities named anti-Semite and alleged Gab user Robert Bowers as the suspect in a massacre of at least 11 people at…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Nazis, Social Media, Paypal, Racism, Stripe, Anti Semitism, Joyent, Gab, Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, Robert Bowers

Far-Right Site Gab Ditched by Cloud Host Joyent, Suspended by Stripe Amid Synagogue Massacre [Update: GoDaddy Yanks Domain]

Gab, the self-declared free speech platform that has welcomed countless neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and various other far-right bigots, had its PayPal accounts terminated on Saturday after authorities named anti-Semite and alleged Gab user Robert Bowers as the suspect in a massacre of at least 11 people at…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Nazis, Social Media, Paypal, Racism, Stripe, Anti Semitism, Joyent, Gab, Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, Robert Bowers, GoDaddy Yanks Domain

Pro-Trump ‘Proud Boys’ Mob Beats Up Protesters Outside NYC Club

Several members of the extremist hate group Proud Boys kicked and pummeled a small group of antifascist protesters Friday night outside an Upper East Side Manhattan club where Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes had delivered a speech.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Republicans, Racism, White Supremacy, Gavin McInnes, Upper East Side Manhattan, Fascism, Proud Boys, NYC Club

Bing and Yahoo Are Surfacing Some Extremely Racist Search Queries

In yet another case of a search engine finding itself in hot water over racist, sexist, or otherwise problematic search results, it appears Microsoft’s Bing—whose technology also powers Yahoo’s search function—is returning wildly offensive related search suggestions in its image search function. A report from online…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Yahoo, Search Engines, Racism, Bing

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