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Sasha Baron Cohen in disguise triggers racist townsfolk with plans for giant mosque

Sascha Baron Cohen put on a funny disguise and went to a small town in the United States to tell the residents of a plan to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy. The townsfolk were excited by the prospect until they found out the plan involved the construction of an enormous mosque. When the townsfolk complained about terrorists, Cohen told them that the worshippers would be well protected from terrorist attacks against them.
Tags: Video, News, Racism, United States, Cohen, Sasha Baron Cohen, Sascha Baron Cohen

Two GOP reps meet racist troll Chuck Johnson 'to discuss genetic testing and DNA'

Two GOP congressmen met with noted white supremacist Chuck Johnson about “genetic testing and DNA,” then deny knowing he's a white supremacist. Holocaust denier and white supremacy troll Chuck Johnson, famous for lawsuit-worthy rumors he shit on the floor in public, met with Republican congressmen Andy Harris and Phil Roe on Wednesday in Capitol hill to discuss “DNA" and "genetics." Johnson is a eugenics proponent. In the photo above tweeted by Matt Fuller at HuffPost, Reps. Phil Roe of Ten...
Tags: Facebook, Chuck, Post, Politics, News, Maryland, Nbc News, Racism, Gop, Tennessee, Johnson, Baltimore, Chuck Johnson, Huffington Post, Eugenics, Matt Fuller

Attorney: New Racist Threats at GM Plant Where Nooses Were Found

General Motors says it is taking the matter seriously and has taken several steps to address harassment at the plant and is continuing to investigate.
Tags: News, General Motors, Racism, Gm

NBC News standards department asks staff to lay off racist Iowa Rep. Steve King

NBC declined to comment. Huffington Post: NBC News’ standards department sent an email to staffers Tuesday telling them not to directly refer to Rep. Steve King’s recent comments about white supremacy as “racist.” “Be careful to avoid characterizing [King’s] remarks as racist,” reads the email, which two NBC News staffers shared with HuffPost. “It is ok to attribute to others as in ‘what many are calling racist’ or something like that.” The email was sent to staffers by Susan Sullivan, a s...
Tags: Video, News, Nbc, Nbc News, Racism, Iowa, Huffington, Steve King, Susan Sullivan, gee I wonder, NBC News standards department

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

Non Sequiturs: 01.13.19

* A happy 200th birthday to Cravath, which celebrates its bicentennial in 2019 (and which has launched a sharp-looking, historically rich microsite for the occasion). [Cravath/200] * According to Dayvon Love, "the policy response from mainstream political institutions and the Democratic Leadership in Maryland to the issue of gun violence and homicide in the Black community is mired in racism." [Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle] * The current Term of the Supreme Court doesn't boast many blockbus...
Tags: Florida, Crime, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Copyright, Racism, United States, Intellectual Property, Government Shutdown, Shutdown, Capitol Records, Florida Supreme Court, Adam Feldman, Grady

Border Patrol union deletes 2012 anti-border wall web page that argued walls waste taxpayer money

A union that represents agents for the U.S. Border Patrol deleted a 2012 page from their website that said building walls or fences along the U.S./Mexico border to stop desperate migrants would be “wasting taxpayer money.” VICE's Motherboard reports that the deleted web page was originally posted in 2012. It carried an argument against walls like the one Trump's pushing today, and said border barriers don’t tackle migration's root causes, and may encourage more migrants to enter the U.S. thro...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, Mexico, White House, US, US news, Racism, Motherboard, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Border Patrol, Wall, Wayback Machine, Trump

HRC, ACLU & others demand an investigation into two black men’s deaths at Dem donor’s WeHo apartment

The HRC, ACLU, PFLAG and others want answers in the overdose deaths of two gay black men in a wealthy donor's apartment.
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Racism, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Ed Buck, Gemmel Moore, Timothy Dean, HRC ACLU, HRC ACLU PFLAG

Lawyer Sends Around Racist Pictures Of Beer, NAACP Gets Involved

After facing consequences for posting an offensive image online, a lawyer complains that it's everyone's fault but his.
Tags: Facebook, Law, Racism, Civil Rights, Small Law Firms, Norm Pattis

Trump Border Wall: Texans vow to fight eminent domain, historic chapel threatened

Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the border Thursday in McAllen, a city of 143,000 on the river. People who own land along the border between the U.S. and Mexico are readying legal challenges to the Trump administration's expected plan to use eminent domain to seize private property on which to build Trump's fabled Wall. “You could give me a trillion dollars and I wouldn’t take it,” landowner Eloisa Cavazos, who owns property along the Rio Grande river, told the Associated Press. “It’s not ...
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Mexico, Immigration, Racism, Associated Press, Catholic, CBP, Donald Trump, Trump, Georgetown University, Roman Catholic, Rio Grande Valley, Rio Grande, McAllen

Donald Trump Border Wall: Texans vow eminent domain fight as historic chapel threatened

Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the border Thursday in McAllen, a city of 143,000 on the river. People who own land along the border between the U.S. and Mexico are readying legal challenges to the Trump administration's expected plan to use eminent domain to seize private property on which to build Trump's fabled Wall. “You could give me a trillion dollars and I wouldn’t take it,” landowner Eloisa Cavazos, who owns property along the Rio Grande river, told the Associated Press. “It’s not ...
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Mexico, Immigration, Racism, Associated Press, Catholic, CBP, Donald Trump, Trump, Georgetown University, Roman Catholic, Rio Grande Valley, Rio Grande, McAllen

TV weatherman fired after uttering racial slur on air

Go fuck yourself, Rochester. A TV meteorologist at an NBC affiliate in Rochester, New York was fired after being accused of using an on-air racial slur in reference to Martin Luther King Jr. However, WHEC chief meteorologist Jeremy Kappell says he simply "jumbled" his words during Friday's broadcast. A video posted to social media of Kappell's broadcast shows him apparently calling a park named for the slain civil rights leader "Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Park." WHEC general manager Richard ...
Tags: Video, News, Nbc, Racism, Mistakes, Rochester, Martin Luther King Jr, Rochester New York, WHEC, Jeremy Kappell, Martin Luther King Jr However WHEC, Kappell, Martin Luther Coon King Jr Park, Richard Reingold

Man attacks McDonald's worker, gets a battery charge and a beating

St. Petersburg, Florida. Facebook user TJ Biandudi posted a video he says was filmed by his mother and sister when they patronized a McDonald’s in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Monday. The footage shows a white man, whom the St. Petersburg Police Department identified as 40-year-old Daniel Willis Taylor, allegedly upset because he wanted a straw, grabbing a young black woman named Yasmine James, yanking her over the counter that separated the two, according to the police report obtained by The R...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Racism, McDonald, St Petersburg Fla, St Petersburg Police Department, Daniel Willis Taylor, Yasmine James, St Petersburg Florida Facebook, TJ Biandudi

Detaining immigrants is big business

Here's who is getting rich off Trump's immigrant detention camps. A new Daily Beast investigation reveals new details about just how lucrative the business of detaining immigrant asylum-seekers in the United States has become. “In 2018 alone, for-profit immigration detention was a nearly $1 billion industry underwritten by taxpayers and beset by problems that include suicide, minimal oversight, and what immigration advocates say uncomfortably resembles slave labor,” write the Beast's Spence...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Immigration, US news, Racism, United States, Migrants, The Daily Beast, Trump, GEO Group, Daily Beast, Spencer Ackerman, Picks, Yesica, Adam Rawnsley

Video: Red Rose Tattoo offers to cover up racist ink at no charge in a stand against hate

Billy Joe White, the owner of Red Rose Tattoo in Zanesville, Ohio is taking a stand against hate. Red Rose Tattoos has an open door policy to anyone who chose to adorn their flesh with swastikas, white power symbols and other racist bullshit: visit the shop and you'll receive a beautiful piece of body art to cover up your hateful ink, for no charge. It's a small, important gesture that can change the lives of formerly hateful folks in a powerful way.
Tags: Video, News, Racism, Zanesville Ohio, Red Rose Tattoos, Stand Against Hate, Billy Joe White, Red Rose Tattoo

Doubletree Portland apologizes to racially harassed guest Jermaine Massey, manager will investigate

Paul Peralta, the general manager of the Portland Doubletree where Jermaine Massey, 34, was racially harassed, apologized today. In a statement released on Friday, Peralta said, “we sincerely apologize to Mr. Massey for his treatment this past weekend, and deeply regret the experience he endured,” and added, “It was unacceptable and contrary to our values, beliefs and how we seek to treat all people who visit our hotel.” You can read more about what happened to Jermaine Massey at the Portland ...
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, Racism, New York Times, Portland, Hilton, Hilton Worldwide, Travis Scott, DoubleTree, MASSEY, Peralta, Portland Police Bureau, Everyday racism, Jermaine Massey, Calling Mom While Black

A black guest of DoubleTree gets kicked out of the hotel for calling his mother in the lobby

Jermaine Massey took a seat in a quiet section of the Doubletree hotel lobby he was staying at in Portland to take a call from his mother. But he says he was soon interrupted by a security guard – Earl – who asked if Massey was staying in the hotel. Massey showed him his key card but couldn't remember the room number off hand. This prompted Earl to call the police. Earl is white and Massey is black. Apparently, Massey was kicked out of the hotel for "trespassing," even though he had paid for a...
Tags: Post, Usa, News, Instagram, Racism, Portland, Sheraton, DoubleTree, MASSEY, Earl, Peralta, Luis, Portland Police, Hilton Portland, Jermaine Massey, Portland Police Dept

'If Beale Street Could Talk' Is an Intimate Rendering of Black Love in the Face of Hatred

None The heart of If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins' much-anticipated follow up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight, is apparent from its opening scene. Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) and Fonny Hunt (Stephan James), a young black couple in love, hold hands as they stroll across a secluded New York City waterfront. Their colors of their clothes and skin — warm, sensuous yellows, oranges and browns — mimic the tender intensity of their blossoming love. The music swells and the camera focuses straigh...
Tags: Music, New York, Crime, Romance, Review, Drama, New York City, America, Racism, Adaptation, Harlem, Puerto Rico, Film Review, Nicholas Britell, Henry, If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins' 'If Beal Street Could Talk' Is Unapologetically Romantic

None If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins' eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2016's Oscar darling Moonlight, is a beautiful rumination on love and community set against a backdrop of institutionalized racism. Each character is delicately imbued with dignity and intelligence, as Jenkins chisels this world out of lingering close-ups and Nicholas Britell's magnificent score. Though it sputters with repetitive story beats towards its finalé, there's no denying the passion and urgency of Jenkins...
Tags: Music, Crime, Romance, Review, Drama, America, Racism, Adaptation, Harlem, Film Review, Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin, Baldwin, Jenkins, Tish

Jerk Videotaped Attacking And Shouting Racist Slurs At Subway Passenger Is Obviously A Lawyer

The criminal charges she racked up as a result of this incident will probably get her in some trouble with the bar.
Tags: Law, Racism, Small Law Firms, Attorney Misconduct, Anna Lushchinskaya, Anna Lushchinsky

Racist: Prada called out for blackface monkey products

What the hell were they thinking? Luxury brand Prada is accused of selling $550 "blackface" figurines. They have charms in their Pradamalia line that are monkeys with dark faces and big red lips, i.e. blackface. The merchandise has now been removed for purchase, though the site still shows it. Thanks to #blackface @Prada, now you can take #sambo home with you for the holidays #StopRacism #StopBlackface #StopPrada — Chinyere Ezie (@lawyergrrl) December 13, 2018 ...
Tags: Post, News, Racism, Prada, Racist, Blackface, Soho, Gothamist, Prada Group, Pradamalia, Jennifer Hsu

9-Year-Old McKenzie Adams Died by Suicide After Classmates Bullied Her for Being Friends With a White Boy

A family in Alabama is mourning the tragic loss of a 9-year-old girl who committed suicide after she was bullied for months by her classmates. McKenzie Adams took her life last Monday (Dec. 3), and her family says that they believe being taunted by her classmates, allegedly over her friendship with a white boy, had something to do with it. Here’s what you need to know: McKenzie Adams hanged herself before she was discovered by her grandmother. The family of 9-year-old McKenzie Adams said that...
Tags: Kids, News, Children, Bullying, Suicide, Alabama, Atlanta, Racism, Jazz, Racist, Adams, HARRIS, State Board of Education, McKenzie, Linden, Tuscaloosa News

Acceptable Racism

Hundreds of protesters gather in the Gaslamp area to display their thoughts about Donald Trump's presidential campaign at an anti-Trump demonstration. U.S.A. –-( How appropriate would it be for a major publicly held American company to hire a person with a history of having publicly made the following statements and many others like them? (In the interest of brevity, I shall list only four.) “The world could get by just fine with zero black people.” “It's kind of sick how much jo...
Tags: South Korea, Guns, Washington Post, America, Racism, South Africa, Fox News, The New York Times, University Of California Berkeley, Racist, Muhammad Ali, Donald Trump, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Harvard Law School, Sarah Jeong

Groups Cut Ties with Club That Denied Black Applicant

The South Carolina social club’s decision to deny membership to Navy veteran and doctor Melvin Brown, its first black candidate has cost it relationships with several local groups.
Tags: News, Navy, Racism, South Carolina, Groups Cut Ties, Melvin Brown

Trump goes to Supreme Court asking for OK to enforce racist asylum ban

Because it's always a good time to flog a dead horse. Chris Geidner of Buzzfeed writes, “The Trump administration went to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, seeking an order that would allow it to enforce its new policy barring asylum claims by those who cross into the country without authorization.” “On Dec. 7, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit denied the Justice Department's request to put the district court judge's injunction on hold.” Follow Chris on this story. BREAKING: Trump admi...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Buzzfeed, Immigration, US news, Racism, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Chris, Trump, US Court of Appeals, Chris Geidner, Picks, The Trump

Google Translate updated to reduce gender bias in its translations

Google is changing how Google Translate offers translations. Previously when you entered a word like doctor, Translate would offer a masculine interpretation of the word. Now, Translate will offer both masculine and feminine versions. The post Google Translate updated to reduce gender bias in its translations appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Translation, Google, Gender, News, Sexism, Trends, Web, Racism, Bias, Google Translate, Translate

‘I’m gay, black and a furry’ proclaims top player at major video game awards show

Fighting game champion, Dominique McLean (aka. Sonic Fox) came out during last night's 2018 Game Awards in Los Angeles.
Tags: Video Games, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Racism, Homophobia, Furries, Queerty, Dominique McLean, Evolution Championship Series, Sonic Fox

First Monday Musings By Dean Vik Amar: UCLA Law Professor And Asian American Groups Question UC Admissions Policies

Though different in key respects from the Harvard admissions lawsuit, UC controversy is part of a larger focus on admissions treatment of Asian Americans.
Tags: Law, Harvard, Racism, University Of California, Law Schools, Ucla, Harvard Law School, Law School Admissions, Richard Sander, Vik Amar

Racism Is No Obstacle To Success! But, You Know, In The Bad Way.

Speculation rising that Ryan Bounds will take another stab at the Ninth Circuit.
Tags: Law, Government, Uncategorized, Racism, Jeff Sessions, Thomas Farr, Ryan Bounds