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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: Our Garbage President, Donald Trump, President Trump, Racism, Native Americans, Elizabeth Warren, Neo Fascism, Facebook, Social Media, Mark Zuckerberg, Tucker Carlson, Extremism, Pocahontas


HBO's Watchmen Wants to Dig into the Heart of American Racism...by 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


Facebook Now Reportedly ‘Reviewing’ Its Distinction Between White Nationalism and White Supremacy

Facebook’s internal policies allow users to advocate for white nationalism, but not white supremacy. What’s the difference? Facebook seems to believe that’s up for debate. But Facebook is reportedly reviewing its policies on white supremacy after outcry from civil rights groups.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Racism, Content Moderation


Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Here at Gizmodo, we’ve just wrapped up Feud Week: A series on personality and business clashes in the tech world, scientific disputes, and whether or not to shoot Bigfoot. (I say let the big guy do his thing, unless it turns out it’s kidnapping people with mind-waves to make more Bigfoots.) Some have said that a Nice…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Amazon, Gadgets, Facebook, Twitter, Weather, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Animals, Race, Social Media, Smartphones, Headphones


Marvel's Making One of Its Most Racially-Problematic Characters Even More Complicated

Psylocke is one of Marvel Comics’ most instantly-recognizable characters across a variety of media, in large part because of the character’s distinct aesthetic that artists have developed for her over the past 40 years or so. Now, though, the psychic hero is majorly reinventing herself for the first time in decades in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Race, Marvel, Racism, Marvel Comics, Psylocke, X Men


Kelly Marie Tran Speaks Out Against Racist Star Wars Fans With Some Powerful Words

Earlier this year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran suddenly logged off the internet in what appeared to be in response to an outpouring of racist, sexist trolls who felt the need to voice their distaste for her existence within one of the most popular franchises in the world. Today, the actress…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Racism, Lucasfilm, Representation, Kelly Marie Tran, Star Wars The Last Jedi


All You Fascists Are Bound to Lose If You Don't Show Up In the First Place

WASHINGTON, DC—There was just one moment when I thought I might see a white supremacist get killed. There were two of them, a man and a woman, the only two real live enemies I saw the entire day. Both were sagging in late middle age, both plump, both with long, gray hair, the man with a beard. Both, for reasons I do…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Usa, Science, Washington, Nazis, Racism, Washington Dc, Protests, True Stories, Trump, Racists, Unite The Right


Tiny Group of ‘Unite the Right’ White Supremacists Outnumbered by Anti-Racism Counterprotesters in DC [UPDATING]

Update, Sunday, 5:33 p.m.: Reporters on the ground say that the rally is over already. Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Racism, Protests, Dc, Black Lives Matter, Charlottesville, White Supremacy, Unite The Right


 ‘Unite the Right’ White Supremacists, Counterprotesters Set to Face Off in DC [UPDATING]

On the one-year anniversary of the violent clashes in Charlottesville, VA, which ended in the murder of peaceful protester Heather Heyer, white supremacists and neo-Nazis are set once again to confront each other at the “Unite the Right 2” rally in Washington, DC.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Racism, Protests, Dc, Black Lives Matter, Charlottesville, White Supremacy, CHARLOTTESVILLE Va, Unite The Right, Heather Heyer


DC Restaurants to Tell White Supremacist Rallygoers to Kindly Fuck Off

Hey, racist neo-Nazis have to eat, too. But those attending the “Unite the Right 2” white supremacist rally in Washington, DC, on Sunday likely will have to bring their own rations because the owners of several local restaurants say they will refuse them service.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Racism, Washington Dc, Dc, White Supremacists, Neo Nazis, Jason Kessler, Unite The Right


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

What makes a summer jam, how lava lamps fight hackers, AI for newsrooms and more Ada Chen’s Stereotype-Fighting Jewelry Calling out fetishization, objectification and ingrained racism, jewelry designer Ada Chen combines style and sharp humor to create pieces that are super-smart and super-creative. Chen (who is Chinese-American) oftentimes uses her own experiences as inspiration, and the results are sometimes jarring and uncomfortable—which is, of course, …
Tags: Jewelry, Accessories, Space, Politics, Science, Design, Uncategorized, Racism, Link About It, Chen, Linkabouit, Ada Chen


Study: Future Teachers Are Already Biased Against Black Children

That black school children are treated more harshly than white children by teachers is no secret, as plenty of studies and painful anecdotes have repeatedly shown. But some recent research published in the journal Contemporary Educational Psychology suggests an even more discouraging reality: The incoming generation…Read more...
Tags: School, Science, Education, Racism, Prejudice, Discrimination, Contemporary Educational Psychology


People in Positions of Power Need to Help Shut Down Vitriolic Fan Behavior

If you’ve spent literally any time on the internet interacting with fans of pretty much any genre franchise, like Ghostbusters, Star Trek, or Star Wars, then you know that what begins as an impassioned debate can quickly descend into hostile, vitriolic trolling.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Harassment, Science, Disney, Racism, Fans, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Representation, Kelly Marie Tran


Marvel's Editor-In-Chief Really Wishes We Could All Just Forget Him Pretending to Be Japanese

Before he became Marvel’s newest Editor-In-Chief, C.B. Cebulski, a white man, spent months writing as “Akira Yoshida” in order to circumvent Marvel’s company policy that barred staff employees from working in editorial.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Marvel, Racism, Akira Yoshida, CB Cebulski


Roseanne Blames Ambien for Her Racism, Then Deletes the Tweet [Updated]

Roseanne Barr’s show was canceled yesterday after she tweeted a racist joke against a former advisor to President Obama. She even threatened to quit Twitter after the incident. But Barr is more active of the site than ever, retweeting supposed hypocrisy by Disney, and even partially blaming the sleep drug Ambien for…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Obama, Disney, Racism, Donald Trump, Roseanne Barr, Ambien, Sleep Medication, James Woods, Barr, Roseanne, Twitter Meltdowns, Our Garbage Twitter


Roseanne Blames Ambien For Her Racism, Then Deletes the Tweet

Roseanne Barr’s show was canceled yesterday after she tweeted a racist joke against a former advisor to President Obama. She even threatened to quit Twitter after the incident. But Barr is more active of the site than ever, retweeting supposed hypocrisy by Disney, and even partially blaming the sleep drug Ambien for…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Obama, Disney, Racism, Donald Trump, Roseanne Barr, Ambien, Sleep Medication, James Woods, Barr, Roseanne, Twitter Meltdowns, Our Garbage Twitter


Westworld Has to Acknowledge the Racist Appeal of Shōgun World

As the hosts in Delos’ luxury resorts continue with their plans for a mass robot uprising, Westworld is becoming a more expansive, complicated realm—especially with the introduction of Shōgun World, a new park styled to look and feel like feudal Japan. But it’s important to consider that, on quite a few levels, the…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Science, Racism, Westworld, Delos, Representation, Shogun World



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