Posts Tagged racism
It’s only temporary, he says, although he doesn’t give an end-date to the moratorium.
This is the same guy who’s stoked fear and hatred of Muslims by saying he witnessed thousands of Arabs celebrating in the streets on 9/11… the same guy who condoned the beating and kicking of protesters at his rallies, who described most undocumented immigrants from Mexico as murderers and rapists, and who promises to literally build a wall around the United States.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says black students would be better off at slower-paced, less prestigious schools that are more suited toward their abilities, during oral arguments in a case about affirmative action at the University of Texas.
The Chicago PD shot and killed a mentally-disturbed teenager who was threatening his father with an aluminum baseball bat. In the process they also shot and killed and an unarmed 55-year-old mother.
A grand jury declined to indict the police officer who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice on a playground in Cleveland just a split second after exiting his police car. The prosecutor, Timothy McGinty, held a press conference where he sounded more like a defense attorney than a prosecutor. He said it would be unjust to indict the “reasonable” officer, that the video evidence was “indisputable” (it’s not), and that he had personally recommended to the grand jury that they not indict. While he was at it, he blamed Tamir Rice for his own death; reminding us that he was tall for his age, that he’d been warned carrying a toy gun would get him into trouble, and that his attempt to hand his toy over to the very reasonable cops appeared aggressive. So the cops were reasonable to shoot him dead.
Police killed 1000 people in 2015. Justified or not (and in many cases, it was not), American police officers are much more likely to use deadly force than their counterparts in the rest of the Western world.
Brownshirts… Blackshirts… Red Hats.
A few weeks after Donald Trump says he’d like to punch a protester in the mouth, a Donald Trump fan punches a man in the face at a Trump rally. It’s not the first time someone’s been assaulted by a member of Trump’s mob, and it probably won’t be the last. Welcome to Donald Trump’s America.