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This page was added due to the increasing number of incidents around America in which people call police on black people going about their everyday activities, and people showing hatred for other people simply because of color of their skin. If you believe in the bible then you believe we all came from God by way of Adam and Eve or you believe in science then you know we all came from the same people. No matter what which one you believe, we are all related no matter the color of our skin.

Animals from the same liter may have different colors but you don’t treat them any different so why would you treat people different because of the color of their skin. Not trying to equate humans to animals just using it as an example of how color does not make someone inferior or different simply because of the color of their skin. Granted some people do treat their pets better than they would treat another human being but that's a different story.

We know about Driving While Black (DWB) and Walking While Black (WWB). Some of us may have forgotten about Just Being Black (JBB). Just Being Black (JBB) has gotten a whole lot of black people beaten and/or killed. Now days Just Being Black (JBB) will get the police called on you for everyday activities. This needs to stop before more people are hurt or killed for Just Being Black (JBB). Racism in America is nothing new black people have been killed simply for looking at a white woman or because of a perceived disrespect towards a white person. Below are some examples of people showing they are racist and black people being treated wrongly for Just Being Black (JBB). Read more information on white racist in America and white racist infiltration of law enforcement.

Story by Robin Zlotnick

This latest post on Reddit's "TIFU" subreddit proves once again that outward racism is alive and well in the United States. OP explains that he and his wife are Black and just bought their first house, which is a momentous occasion and should be a joyous one as well.

They bought an "upper-middle-class home in the eastern Tennessee area." The house is still under constructions, but they decided to drive over and walk though the house to check it out. "While we were talking through," OP writes, "I noticed the neighbor across the street kept peeking out his window at us."

They waved and smiled at the neighbor, but the guy aggressively ignored them and shut his blinds. Then, as they were about to leave, the neighbor came running out and started yelling at them to stop. "I asked him if there was a problem," OP writes. "He said, 'Yes. I don't know why y'all in our neighborhood but we don't take kindly to thieves and criminals. The police are on the way."

Story by David McAfee

A California vice principal is reportedly on leave after being caught on video during a confrontation with three Black teenage girls.

Fred Veenendaal, vice principal at Sunnyside High School in Fresno, is seen on the video talking on his cell phone to what appears to be police. Veenendaal then says he has "three Section 8 people here, ghetto girls." It is unclear how the confrontation started.

The news was picked up by FOX26, which reported that the girls were Kyra Schrubb, 17, Bri'janae Lewis, 17, and a friend. They say they were just walking through the gated community to cut their walk in half.

Story by Keith Reed

What’s undeniable is that as a company, Twitter has been an unmitigated disaster under Elon Musk’s ownership, marked by an explosion in hate speech, celeb defections from the platform, advertiser moratoriums, mass firings, a mass quitting and at least one firing of an exec that Musk initially begged not to quit.

What hasn’t been clear is what, exactly Musk thinks of Black Twitter, which is arguably the most critical community to have taken shape organically and to elevate Twitter’s relevance as a platform for conversation, activism and storytelling along the way. Before now, that wouldn’t have mattered. Nobody cared what Twitter co-founder and ex-CEO Jack Dorsey thought about Black Twitter, because it was undeniable that Black Twitter was good for business under his watch.

Musk, however, is a different story: his notions of “free speech” on the platform mean greenlighting the comeback of Donald Trump and other hatemongers and as a manager he’s fired thousands of employees who were part of an intentional internal strategy to attempt to make the company as diverse as the voices on its platform. And now, weeks into his tenure as “chief twit”, we have an idea of exactly what regard Musk holds Black Twitter and the community of Black staffers inside the company. The Independent reports on a Musk tweet, since deleted, in which he made light of t-shirts that had been created by the company’s “Blackbirds” employee resource group, and mocked the Black Lives Matter movement.

Brunno Braga

Avideo circulating on the internet shows a woman being arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at a Delta Airlines gate after allegedly spitting on Delta employees and saying racial slurs against the airline staff. The woman has been called racist Karen on the internet because of this incident. In the video, posted in late February by the Tiktoker Talia Devlin (@talbrooks), a white woman is seen twisting and turning in an airport police officer’s arms as he tries to restrain her. Her resiting moves made both – the woman and the police officer- fall into the gate’s boarding desk.  Then, the female passenger began yelling “Are you arresting me?” “This is wrong”. The gate agent arrested her and removed her from the scene. Captioned: @delta made my day by arresting this racist. Officially my preferred airline. #Deltatakesoutthetrash #fyp #justice ♬ original sound, the video has reached over 1,6 million views and 2,301 and 2,500 comments so far.  

By Cherranda Smith

A viral video captured the disturbing moment a white man threatened to lynch employees of a Florida Popeyes because of a refund dispute. The video, which started making its rounds online on Sunday (March 20), was filmed from the counter of the fast food location and posted online where thousands have viewed the unidentified white man's N-word-filled racist rant.

Video captured the moment when an unidentified white man went on a racist rant against black employees at a fast food restaurant. Per reports, the white man man claimed the black restaurant worker called him a ‘cracker.’ When the restaurant manager asked the white man what he said to the restaurant employee, the man admits he called her the N-word.

Sky Palma

In the wake of a viral video showing a white Popeyes customer racially abusing and threatening an employee, the company said it has zero tolerance for such behavior, TMZ reports. In the video, a man enters a Florida Popeyes threatens to beat and lynch a woman who was behind the counter, claiming she previously called him a "cracker." He then called her the N-word more than once. Speaking to TMZ, a representative for Popeyes said the company is working to better respond to such incidents in the future to help employees feel safe.

The first Black woman nominated to the court will likely be confirmed soon.
By Rick Klein, Averi Harper, and Alisa Wiersema

What started with a GOP promise of turning the temperature down is becoming a broader effort to dial it up -- and to light new fires in familiar places. With a second full day of questions coming Wednesday at Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Republican senators have so far played to long-running culture wars in sometimes obscure but nonetheless intentional ways. Searing attacks from GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have centered on her sentencing of child porn offenders and drug kingpins to her defense of terrorist suspects and her knowledge of and familiarity with critical race theory. "Do you agree with this book that is being taught to kids, that babies are racist?" Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asked Jackson in one of the most strange and tense exchanges of a long day Tuesday.

From casting doubt over her credentials to insinuating she's a radical who “does not believe in the rule of law,” the right is sketching out their attacks on Biden's Supreme Court nominee, with an eye toward the midterms.
By Eric Lutz

In all likelihood, nothing Republicans or their allies in the right-wing media say about Ketanji Brown Jackson will keep her from becoming the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s high court. Despite the Democrats’ difficulty getting other key agenda items through, they are almost certain to stick together to confirm Joe Biden’s Supreme Court pick — and may even do so with a few GOP votes. But that hasn’t stopped Republicans from beginning a bad faith campaign against the nominee: They may not ultimately prevent her confirmation, but they could work to undermine her legitimacy — and to use her proceedings as a proxy battle against Biden and the Democrats ahead of this year’s midterms. Many in the GOP have made a point to emphasize the qualifications of the Harvard-educated, ten-year veteran of the bench. “She’s a very smart, very accomplished attorney,” Senator Josh Hawley told the Washington Post. “I imagine she’ll be able to defend her litigation.” But the attacks some in the party have previewed in recent days have nevertheless amounted to little more than political smears:

Clara Wang

A woman was filmed repeatedly being asked to leave an Arby's restaurant requiring masks and spending two minutes trying to explain constitutional rights. @charcoaldeath's viral TikTok shows a maskless white woman trying to order from an Arby's restaurant with a "Masks Required" sign on the door. The video got over 1.5 million views and 162,600 likes since being posted Monday. more...

Isa Peralta

A real estate agent from Brentwood, CA was fired recently after a video of him hurling racist comments at an Asian woman surfaced online. What happened: On Wednesday, a social media user who goes by "Em" shared the video in a now-deleted tweet. At around 5 p.m., Em claimed she walked down her street near Montana Avenue and Bundy Drive. She felt threatened by a man accompanied by two large dogs. According to Em, she, "stopped to look at [her] phone when this man came out of his home & verbally assaulted [her]." She noted that he did not wear a face mask. As Em backed away from the man, he continues to approach her as seen in the video. Em claimed she was ignored when she asked for help from someone walking nearby. She recorded the man as he said, "No one's going to pay attention to you, 'cause you're dumb, and you're a stupid blue Asian-haired girl." more...

By Joe Sutton, CNN

(CNN) Authorities in California have arrested the woman allegedly involved in an incident in which a jazz musician said his 14-year-old son was attacked by a woman who falsely accused him of taking her iPhone. Miya Ponsetto, 22, was arrested Thursday during a traffic stop near her home in Piru, located in Ventura County, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Authorities say she was arrested for a "fugitive warrant in connection with a recent assault at a New York City hotel." She was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura and is being held without bail, the sheriff's office said. Ponsetto was contacted by sheriff's deputies during a traffic stop near her home. "She did not stop for deputies until she reached her residence, and she refused to get out of the car. Deputies forcibly removed her from the vehicle and arrested her for the outstanding warrant," according to the news release.

What happened in New York City
The alleged assault happened at the Arlo SoHo boutique hotel in New York City last month. Trumpeter Keyon Harrold posted a video taken with his phone that shows the woman making claims against his son. more...

Musician Keyon Harrold, who filmed the incident, said the woman tackled his son and tried to search his pockets. The woman later found her phone.
By Nina Golgowski

Prominent jazz musician Keyon Harrold says a woman physically assaulted him and his 14-year-old son inside a Manhattan hotel over the weekend after the woman falsely and baselessly accused the teenager of stealing her cellphone, raising racial profiling concerns. Harrold and his son, who are both Black, were staying at Arlo Hotel in SoHo on Saturday when he filmed the unidentified woman repeatedly lunging at them in the lobby while trying to get the child’s iPhone.

Minutes after the filmed encounter, Harrold said the woman’s actual phone was returned to her by an Uber driver. “Take the case off, that’s mine,” the frantic woman is heard saying from behind a man who identifies himself as a manager at the boutique hotel. “Literally, get it back, please. Get it back.” Harrold, who played the trumpet in the Grammy-award-winning soundtrack to the 2015 film “Miles Ahead,” a Miles Davis biopic, informs the manager that his son does not have to show the woman his phone because he didn’t do anything wrong.

“You don’t have to explain nothing to her,” Harrold tells his son. When they try to walk away, the woman follows and appears to physically rush at them, sparking an altercation. “No, I’m not letting him walk away with my phone,” the woman is heard yelling as she trails the father and son down a hallway. Harrold, in comments to The New York Times, said his phone’s video cut off as the woman tackled his son and tried to search his pockets. The woman was then physically separated from him. more...


A white woman had the audacity to show up to her Black neighbors' front door with a Taser in hand ... and then scold them for "acting like Black people." This went down Monday in the NorCal city of Discovery Bay ... in a gated community. The Jones family says their neighbor -- an older white woman -- wandered up to their porch with her dog in one hand and stun gun in the other!

You have to watch the conversation she has with Gerritt Jones -- which he recorded on a security cam -- and see how much restraint and respect he showed, despite not receiving any himself. Long story short, the woman accused him and his family of letting their pit bull roam free and allowing it to go after her tiny pooch ... something Gerritt denied. The woman tries telling him to keep their dog inside, but Gerritt says he's gonna continue walking his dog, because he has every right to do so. more...

Arun Srinivasan Yahoo Sports Canada

The Arizona Coyotes renounced the rights to 2020 NHL Draft pick Mitchell Miller after it was revealed that he repeatedly used racial slurs and abused a Black, disabled classmate named Isaiah Meyer-Crothers.

Craig Harris and Jose M. Romero of the Arizona Republic reported Tuesday that Miller admitted four years ago to an Ohio juvenile court that he bullied Meyer-Crothers repeatedly, while also using the n-word against him. Among the most vicious acts, Miller and another unnamed student made Meyer-Crothers lick a lollipop that had been previously wiped against a bathroom urinal. As a result, Meyer-Crothers had to undergo tests for HIV, hepatitis, and various other sexually transmitted diseases. All of the tests came back negative.

The Coyotes knew of Miller’s past cycle of abuse prior to the draft. Miller wrote a letter to all 31 NHL teams acknowledging the lollipop incident with Meyer-Crothers, and apologized for his role. However, Meyer-Crothers and his family stated that they never received an apology from Miller, even after his admission of abuse to the court, and to the NHL’s 31 teams. more...


The man who said the n-word right in front of a Black man in Arizona actually told cops he said it off-camera before saying it again when the film started to roll ... this according to the police report from the incident. According to the Scottsdale PD, at least a couple different officers were made aware of the altercation between Ng and Abram after the department getting a call from the owner of a nearby business getting negative threatening comments, even though the owner said she was in no way affiliated with Ng.

Remember, Ng was leaf-blowing in front of a business in Abram's video, and it seems like the owner was concerned Ng would be tied to her and the biz, and that retaliation would follow. Two officers followed up and tracked Ng down at his home. According to the cops, Ng says Abram said something to the effect of a lot of racist white people being in Scottsdale -- to which Ng said he replied, "Well, not all of them are white, n*****." As for why he even bothered to approach Abram and his Black friend, Ng told cops he often keeps an eye out in the community, and takes notes of suspicious behavior and was concerned that the men were casing the area.

In the wake of recent looting, Ng told cops he's been extra vigilant for outside agitators ... thinking Abrams and his buddy might be one of them. Ng was apparently worried the two of them were doing "recon" scouting work. When cops asked him if he realized how his comments could be perceived as inflammatory and spark a fight, officers claim Ng pushed back at first ... but ultimately said he understood but didn't see why so much energy was wasted on the incident. Didn't get him off the hook though -- because officers eventually arrested and cited him for disorderly conduct. more...

Madison Cawthorn says the remark, which has been removed, was meant to "condemn left-wing identity politics" that are "dangerous and divisive."

By Dareh Gregorian

A House candidate considered a rising star in the GOP launched a campaign attack website accusing a critic of going "to work for non-white males, like Cory Booker, who aims to ruin white males running for office." The language on Madison Cawthorn's "Moe Taxes" website was changed Thursday night after it was first reported by the website The Bulwark. Cawthorn blamed poor "syntax" for the racist message, which he said didn't "convey my intended meaning."

“The syntax of our language was unclear and unfairly implied I was criticizing (New Jersey senator) Cory Booker,” he said in a statement he posted on Twitter. "My intended meaning was, and is, to condemn left-wing identity politics that is dangerous and divisive. I have condemned racism and identity politics throughout my campaign." The intended target of the attack was Tom Fiedler, a political journalist turned university dean who now works for a local news organization in North Carolina. Cawthorn argued Fiedler "advocates" for Moe Davis, the Democratic candidate in North Carolina's 11th congressional district. more...

By Kaelan Deese

A Starbucks customer in San Diego said "F--- Black Lives Matter" to a Black barista when asked to put on a mask Saturday. The barista, 19-year-old Alex Beckom, spoke out about the incident that took place in Santee Saturday, 18 miles northeast of San Diego, local NBC affiliate KNSD reported. "I'm Black in America, so I've dealt with these kinds of situations before, so I am able to stay calm and collected in these types of situations because I don't want to risk my job," Beckom said in an interview with the station.

Footage from the incident shows a disgruntled customer with her mask at chin-level standing next to the coffee bar, as Beckom requests the woman to wear her mask the next time she enters the store. "When you talk to me like that, I know it's because you're discriminating against me because I'm a Trump supporter," the customer says. "F--- Black Lives Matter. I need a straw."

By Michael Finnegan Staff Writer

President Trump resumed television advertising after the Republican National Convention with two racially charged commercials airing in Minnesota and Wisconsin, battleground states racked by social upheaval after recent violent police encounters with Black men. Trump’s ads show how he is trying to replicate his 2016 success in stirring racial resentments of white voters in Upper Midwest regions that have struggled for decades with a painful decline in manufacturing jobs.

His Minnesota spot shows people leaping through broken storefront windows with arms full of stolen merchandise and protesters watching a Minneapolis police precinct burn down during unrest that erupted after George Floyd, a Black man, was killed in May by a white officer who knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. “Lawless criminals terrorize Minneapolis. Joe Biden takes a knee,” a woman says of Trump’s Democratic challenger before an image of Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minneapolis wearing a hijab flashes on screen. “The weak response from Biden and radicals like Ilhan Omar has led to chaos and violence.”

The Border Patrol video includes false and misleading headlines and a fictionalized murder set to horror-movie music.
Jean Guerrero

The Trump administration’s white supremacist propaganda machine removed a video on Saturday that it had posted earlier in the week. The removal came hours after this story, which has been updated, reported on its use of false migrant crime statistics and a fictionalized story about a dark-skinned migrant murdering a man with a knife.

The video had been uploaded to YouTube on Thursday by Border Patrol, part of the Department of Homeland Security, which did not respond to a request for comment about it on Friday and also did not immediately respond to a request Saturday evening for comment on its removal. According to YouTube, the video, which had been viewed about 1,500 times as of Saturday afternoon, "has been removed by the uploader."

White House dismisses as ‘fan fiction’ the tell-all memoir of convicted former fixer who claims Trump is guilty of the same crimes as him
Staff and agencies - the guardian

Michael Cohen’s tell-all memoir makes the case that president Donald Trump is “guilty of the same crimes” that landed his former fixer in federal prison, offering a blow-by-blow account of Trump’s alleged role in a hush money scandal that once overshadowed his presidency. It also alleges that Trump made numerous racist remarks, according to the Washington Post, including saying that Barack Obama only got into Columbia University and Harvard Law School because of “fucking affirmative action”. Trump had “hatred and contempt” for Obama, the book says. Trump began his political career by promoting the “birther” conspiracy theory that falsely claimed Obama was not born in the US. CNN also reports that Cohen’s book claims that before he became president “Trump hired a ‘Faux-Bama’ to participate in a video in which Trump ‘ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him’.” CNN included a picture it said was from the book of Trump in an office facing a black man across a desk.

Michael Cohen’s tell-all memoir makes the case that president Donald Trump is “guilty of the same crimes” that landed his former fixer in federal prison, offering a blow-by-blow account of Trump’s alleged role in a hush money scandal that once overshadowed his presidency. It also alleges that Trump made numerous racist remarks, according to the Washington Post, including saying that Barack Obama only got into Columbia University and Harvard Law School because of “fucking affirmative action”. Trump had “hatred and contempt” for Obama, the book says. Trump began his political career by promoting the “birther” conspiracy theory that falsely claimed Obama was not born in the US. CNN also reports that Cohen’s book claims that before he became president “Trump hired a ‘Faux-Bama’ to participate in a video in which Trump ‘ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him’.” CNN included a picture it said was from the book of Trump in an office facing a black man across a desk.

According to the Post, Cohen alleges that the US president has a “low opinion of all black folks”. Trump said: “Tell me one country run by a black person that isn’t a shithole. They are all complete fucking toilets,” Cohen claims, and praised apartheid-era South Africa, saying: “Mandela fucked the whole country up. Now it’s a shithole. Fuck Mandela. He was no leader.” Of all the crises Cohen confronted working for Trump, none proved as vexing as the adult film actor Stormy Daniels and her claims of an extramarital affair with Trump, Cohen writes in Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J Trump. more...

By Brett Samuels

President Trump on Monday decried Black Lives Matter as a "discriminatory" organization that is "bad for Black people" as part of a broader diatribe against protests in response to racial injustice. The president spent a chunk of his interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham painting a dark picture of demonstrations that have persisted in recent months following the police killings of Black people. Trump took particular aim at Black Lives Matter, a group that aims to combat police brutality and racial injustice. "Black Lives Matter is a Marxist organization," Trump said. "The first time I ever heard of Black Lives Matter, I said, 'That’s a terrible name.' It’s so discriminatory. It’s bad for Black people. It’s bad for everybody.” Trump called corporations that have donated to Black Lives Matter causes "weak," saying they were taking the "easiest path." "That's not the easy path," he said. "That's a very dangerous path."

The president has previously said the phrase "Black Lives Matter," which was painted in front of Trump Tower in New York and near The White House in Washington, was a "symbol of hate." The president's comments came as protests in Portland, Ore., and Kenosha, Wis., have grown violent in recent days. An Illinois teenager allegedly shot and killed two protesters in Wisconsin last week amid demonstrations in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake. In Portland on Saturday, a man was killed amid clashes between right-wing groups and left-wing demonstrators. The man who died has been linked to the right-wing group Patriot Prayer. A suspect in the shooting has not been identified. Trump did not condemn the Kenosha suspect, who was reported to have previously attended one of the president's rallies. Trump instead argued the suspect may have been acting in self-defense.

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Racism needs to go. Rick Strom breaks it down. Give us your thoughts in the comments below!

By Katie Shepherd

After five young Black people allegedly stole about $5,000 of clothing, sped away from police and then crashed into a teenage driver in 2018, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth had a harsh message. Although no one was seriously injured, the maximum sentences the suspects could face were not long enough for the sheriff, the Kenosha News reported. “These people have to be warehoused,” Beth, who is White, said at a news conference. The three men involved in the crime should be removed from society so that they could not father children, he suggested, adding that all five suspects, whose ages ranged from 16 to 23, should go to prison for life.

“We put them away for the rest of their lives so the rest of us can be better,” Beth said. Although Beth swiftly apologized, his inflammatory comments resurfaced Thursday as the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin called for his resignation. The group also charged that his officers offered support to armed militias at a Tuesday protest in Kenosha, before a 17-year-old allegedly shot and killed two protesters. The ACLU also called for Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis to resign for appearing to blame the fatal shootings on the victims. Miskinis on Wednesday noted that the victims were violating a city curfew put in place to quell protests after one of his officers shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back on Sunday.

“Sheriff David Beth’s deputies not only fraternized with white supremacist counterprotesters on Tuesday, but allowed the shooter to leave as people yelled that he was the shooter,” the ACLU said in a statement calling for his resignation on Thursday. “Sheriff Beth was also criticized last year after calling for five people of color who had been arrested for shoplifting to be put into warehouses.” Beth and Miskinis did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the ACLU’s calls for their resignations.

Cassandra Negley - Yahoo Sports

Mike Ditka, the legendary Pro Football Hall of Fame coach, reiterated his stance that athletes should not be kneeling during the national anthem. He called it a protest of the flag and the country, and would prefer it not happen in his new X League, a women’s tackle football league.

Ditka: ‘Get the hell out’ if you can’t show respect

Ditka, 80, was asked about kneeling during the national anthem, which is becoming more commonplace as sports return from their hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. “If you can’t respect our national anthem, get the hell out of the country,” Ditka said in a video interview with TMZ Sports. “That’s the way I feel. Of course, I’m old-fashioned. I’m only going to say what I feel.” His comments are similar to the initial ones by New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, who also implied that those who kneel in protest of police brutality are unpatriotic. He apologized two separate times after criticism.

Republican gives interview to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Senator wants to ‘save’ US history from New York Times
Bryan Armen Graham

The Arkansas Republican senator Tom Cotton has called the enslavement of millions of African people “the necessary evil upon which the union was built”. Cotton, widely seen as a possible presidential candidate in 2024, made the comment in an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette published on Sunday. He was speaking in support of legislation he introduced on Thursday that aims to prohibit use of federal funds to teach the 1619 Project, an initiative from the New York Times that reframes US history around August 1619 and the arrival of slave ships on American shores for the first time.

Cotton’s Saving American History Act of 2020 and “would prohibit the use of federal funds to teach the 1619 Project by K-12 schools or school districts”, according to a statement from the senator’s office. “The entire premise of the New York Times’ factually, historically flawed 1619 Project … is that America is at root, a systemically racist country to the core and irredeemable,” Cotton told the Democrat-Gazette. “I reject that root and branch. America is a great and noble country founded on the proposition that all mankind is created equal. We have always struggled to live up to that promise, but no country has ever done more to achieve it.”

He added: “We have to study the history of slavery and its role and impact on the development of our country because otherwise we can’t understand our country. As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union was built in a way, as [Abraham] Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction.”

Nikole Hannah-Jones, who was awarded this year’s Pulitzer Prize for commentary for her introductory essay to the 1619 Project, said on Friday that Cotton’s bill “speaks to the power of journalism more than anything I’ve ever done in my career”. On Sunday, she tweeted: “If chattel slavery – heritable, generational, permanent, race-based slavery where it was legal to rape, torture, and sell human beings for profit – were a ‘necessary evil’ as Tom Cotton says, it’s hard to imagine what cannot be justified if it is a means to an end.

By Bruce Haring

NASCAR’s Cup Series All-Star Race was not a good one for Bubba Wallace. Appearing at a qualifier held on Wednesday in Bristol, Tennessee, Wallace was booed, then crashed into a wall. It was the first time a significant number of fans were present at a NASCAR race since the Confederate flag was banned. Several thousand fans were on hand – and so was the flag. Jenna Fryer, the Associated Press auto racing reporter, tweeted that many Confederate flags were sighted in and around the Bristol Motor Speedway. “FWIW, in addition to Confederate flag flying over Bristol there was another hanging off a balcony of a condo across from the main entrance as well as others along Speedway Blvd. Spoke to fan @Matt2Harrison and he said he say many flags on shirts and other items in stands.” Fryer also reported that Wallace, NASCAR’s only top tier African American driver and prominently in the news when reports surfaced of a noose found in his garage at another track, was booed when he was introduced and had fans cheer when he crashed. “Bubba Wallace was also booed when he was introduced, and many cheered when he crashed. NASCAR still has a lot of work to do to back up its position. The group Justice 4 Diversity held signs along Speedway Blvd. after the race.”

By Kaelan Deese

Two men were charged with battery on Friday after an alleged attempted lynching that was caught on video at a southern Indiana lake over Independence Day weekend, according to the Associated Press. Video posted to social media by Vauhxx Rush Booker shows white men holding Booker on the ground against a tree, with one man heard using racial slurs. Booker, who called 911 after the incident, has said the order "get a noose" was uttered but not captured on video. Monroe County prosecutors charged Sean Purdy with felony criminal confinement and battery producing moderate bodily harm and intimidation, while Jerry Cox II was charged with felony criminal confinement and battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, as well as two misdemeanors.

By Chris Mills Rodrigo

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has fired four employees and suspended dozens of others as part of an investigation into their participation in Facebook groups full of racist and sexist content. A spokesperson confirmed to The Hill on Friday that the agency investigated 138 cases tied to the Facebook groups exposed more than a year ago by ProPublica. "Of those, the agency found that 63 allegations were unsubstantiated, 4 employees were removed from service, 38 employees were suspended without pay, and the remaining were disciplined with reprimands or counseling," the spokesperson said in a statement. The Los Angeles Times first reported on the firings; six cases remained open as of Wednesday. The CBP announced last year that 70 current or former employees were under internal investigation for posts in the groups that included derogatory comments toward immigrants and lawmakers. Most were involved in a group called "I'm 10-15," a reference to the code for "aliens in custody."


An Indiana man is proud of himself this weekend, thinking he cleverly combined 2 symbols of hate -- the Confederate flag, and a noose. And, he has them displayed on the back of his pickup truck. The man was in Bedford, Indiana when he recorded himself next to his pickup truck with the flag adhered to the back. Draped over the flag -- a noose.

Individual issues apology
Josh Copitch

The video showing a man using racist remarks and being kicked out of a California restaurant has gone viral. According to Twitter user @JohnRizkallah, a group was out celebrating a family member's birthday at Bernardus Lodge when a man sitting at a nearby table starting yelling racist remarks at them. The video starts after the incident had already started but the man is seen flipping off the family. An employee of the restaurant quickly steps in and tells the man he has to leave. As he stands up and grabs his possessions he is recorded saying "...you Asian piece of s---". The man was later identified as Michael Lofthouse. In a statement sent to sister station KSBW-TV, Lofthouse apologized.

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“ #JeremiahChapman, who says he's the only Black player on the Charles City High team, told CNN that fans yelled "You should have been George Floyd" and "Get back to the fields."

By Jamie Hale | The Oregonian/OregonLive

Police arrested seven men on the central Oregon coast Saturday night following an alleged racist incident during a Fourth of July celebration on the beach. Lincoln City Police said the men were part of a group of 10 white people from Clark County, Washington, who had been harassing a Black family by yelling racist slurs and using Nazi salutes as people spent the holiday on the beach in front of the Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City. After officers arrived, they formed a barricade between the group and the family, allowing the family to safely leave the beach, police said. Members of the group, who police said were “highly intoxicated,” then began taunting the officers, challenging them to a fight and setting off illegal aerial fireworks, according to the police department. Ahead of the holiday weekend, Lincoln City officials warned people against using illegal fireworks, threatening “consequences” for those who did. Additional officers arrived at the beach and arrested the seven men on several charges, including riot, interfering with police, disorderly conduct, harassment, possession of illegal fireworks and offensive littering.

The growing pattern comes as Trump drops in national polls.
By Terrance Smith and Will Steakin

Amid historic nationwide protests calling for racial justice, President Donald Trump retweeted a video last Sunday showing a supporter yelling "white power!" Then, more than three hours and thousands of views later, the tweet was deleted and the White House issued a statement claiming the president "did not hear" what the supporter could clearly be heard saying. As startling as it was, it was only the latest instance of the president using his vast social media presence to magnify racist messaging to a segment of his political base, ahead of the November election. One critic says it's part of a growing pattern on the part of Trump, his campaign and allies to push racially inflammatory language and then, after widespread outrage, claim ignorance. Leah Wright Rigueur, professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of "The Loneliness of the Black Republican," calls that pattern "convenient." "If it was actual ignorance, we wouldn't see this happening repeatedly and we also wouldn't see the same kind of targeted type of retweets, tweeting commentary, etc. So, it just seems like a very convenient shield as defense to use, when once again they find themselves in the position that they're often in," Rigueur told ABC News.

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From Starbucks to the golf course to dollar stores, White people are unnecessarily calling the cops on Black people. Here’s a look back at our coverage. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #DulceSloan

Canadians are horrified after a U.S.-born woman told two B.C. teenagers to "go back to where you came from" in a viral video that has been shared more than 2,500 times on Facebook. In the video taken on June 28, the unidentified woman is seen loudly shouting at two teenagers for picking a berry bush on a popular hiking trail in Coquitlam, B.C. "I pay for this park, and I don't like to see people wrecking it," she says. The woman calls the teenagers "complete twits" and curses at them before telling them to go back where they came from. When the teenagers respond by calling the woman a "colonzier" and ask where she's from, the unidentified hiker reveals that she's from the United States originally.

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