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Sorry, Sarah Sanders: Black Job Creation Doesn't Excuse Racism 16.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders steps away from the podium following the daily press briefing at the White House on August 15, 2018.   This week, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders touted false unemployment statistics for black workers—in order to defend President Trump against charges of racism. Sanders told reporters at a press briefing, "When President Obama left after eight years in office—eight years in office—he had only created 195,000 jobs for African Americans. President Trump in his first year and a half has already tripled what President Obama did in eight years." This was, of course, incorrect. The Council of Economic Advisors tweeted out corrected information and took responsibility for the error. The truth is that, over the eight years that Obama was president, about three million jobs were created for black workers. Sanders then apologized in a tweet, while adding she had “no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans ...
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Racism Is Alive, Well, and Won't Be Deterred by Hate Rally's Fizzle-Out 15.8.2018 American Prospect
(Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP) Unite the Right participants in Washington, D.C., on August 12, 2018 One week ago, as I was leaving a morning coffee meeting in Arlington, Virginia, I ran into white supremacy on the Washington Metro. At first, I barely noticed these two average-looking strangers. But animated by a pro-Trump book that one man had been reading, they began to discuss right-wing politics, their contempt for the left, and their hatred of all things Hillary. Their conversation quickly crescendoed into white nationalist meme-ery. As they castigated black people as lazy and unintelligent, women as entitled, and “Mexicans” as violent and opportunistic, one of the men punctuated his argument by nodding in my direction. “I’m talking about them,” he said, looking at me with wide, lucid eyes. The tourists and late-morning commuters on the Metro doggedly fixated on their phones, willing themselves to reclassify this harassment as the free speech that all Americans have the right to ...
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Chennai buzz: Grieving for Kalaignar, CCTV surveillance plans, new safety feature in buses 14.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Catch the most important headlines from your city over the week gone by in this round-up.
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'Unite the Right' rally of white nationalists in Washington: Live updates 13.8.2018 News
As many as 400 white supremacists and members of other far-right groups are scheduled to rally near the White House Sunday afternoon.
Hundreds Protesting Racism Mark Charlottesville Anniversary 12.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Hundreds of people protesting racism gathered in on the University of Virginia campus Saturday evening, near the area where white nationalists marched with torches and shouted Nazi slogans one year earlier.
Charlottesville revealed an ugly underbelly that remains today | Editorial 12.8.2018 News
Did Charlottesville show us what we've become, or what we've always been?
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A year after Charlottesville, not much has changed for Trump 11.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Trump's response to the Charlottesville rally drew sharp criticism from his own party, but the backlash from Republican leaders was short-lived.
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Viral videos alleging racial profiling show what people of color have 'endured for generations' 9.8.2018 News
Videos taken locally and nationally have sparked outcry about how people of color are treated in America.
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Bryn Mawr to reduce visibility of its 2nd president after reviewing her history of racism 9.8.2018 News
M. Carey Thomas' name will remain etched on the college library, but the school no longer will refer in printed materials, on the college website or in basic conversation, to the building or its Great Hall, using Thomas' name. Thomas' name will be stripped from several awards given out by the school.
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Is Liberal Racism a Horse of a Different Color? 8.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Bigotry is bigotry, whether systemic, as at Harvard, or idiosyncratic, like Sarah Jeong’s Twitter feed.
Racism Merges into New York’s Ride-Hailing Debate 7.8.2018 American Prospect
screen_shot_2017-07-19_at_4.28.52_pm.png Once upon a time in the city of New York, the subway was the only way to go. There was no contest between fast, reliable, no-frills trains or the gridlock upstairs. For sheer cultural immersion, nothing is more New York than the subway. Couples marry there, women give birth, kids can learn the  alphabet . Besides, where else would a pizza-carrying rat catapult into internet stardom?  But upstate in Albany, a parade of governors and state lawmakers couldn’t care less about the public transportation problems of a few million little people. Still worse, they had no compunction about siphoning off big bucks from the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority for more important Empire State concerns like  ski resorts . The resulting underground decline has turned New York transit into a travesty, a first-order-of-magnitude hassle of constant delays and breakdowns.  Those who can do have other options. Enter Uber.  Since the ride-hailing company and Lyft, its major ...
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If You Think Trump's Racism Is Bad Now, Just Wait Until 2020 6.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Trump speaks during a rally on August 2, 2018, in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. If you're a white person who angers Donald Trump, you never know what particular insult he'll choose to lob at you. He might call you little, or crooked, or ugly, or something else, utilizing all the insight available to your average elementary school bully. But if you're black, chances are he's going to call you stupid. In his many recent campaign-style rallies, Trump's extended stream-of-consciousness rants are sure to include a section going after Rep. Maxine Waters, who, like hundreds of other elected Democrats, has been highly critical of the president. When he criticizes Waters, he inevitably calls her a "low IQ person." And then there's this:   Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018   The interview in question was occasioned by the opening of ...
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Report: 'What Black Voters Want' 1.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In a recent article for the Atlantic reporter Vann Newkirk explored what black voters in swing states will be looking for this fall.
Chinese Surveillance Expands to Muslims Making Mecca Pilgrimage 31.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
China’s close monitoring of its Islamic minority is being extended abroad, as Muslims from some Chinese regions make the Hajj pilgrimage wearing state-issued tracking devices.
A haven for white supremacists 29.7.2018 News
A village in Pennsylvania has become a meeting place for neo-Nazis and the KKK, prompting one mixed-race couple to flee the county.
Devin Nunes, Washington's Public Enemy No. 1 28.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
What did the FBI do in the 2016 campaign? The head of the House inquiry on what he has found—and questions still unanswered.
Facial recognition software wrongly identifies 28 lawmakers as crime suspects 27.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The American Civil Liberties Union tested Amazon Rekognition, and found erroneous matches on images of politicians, especially among people of color.
Civil rights suit planned in Justine Ruszczyk police shooting 23.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Prosecutors say former Minneapolis police Officer Mohamed Noor was in a squad car's passenger seat when he shot Ruszczyk through the driver's side window after she approached the vehicle. They say there's no evidence Noor encountered a threat that justified deadly force.
Carter Page Surveillance Documents Set Off New Skirmish 23.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The weekend release of top-secret surveillance warrants reignited partisan skirmishes over whether the Justice Department was justified in monitoring a former Trump campaign adviser.
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Four black, male Philly educators - all victims of racial profiling - tell their stories 23.7.2018 News
In the last two months, four black, male Philly educators were racially profiled in the city. The men, and experts, said the cases are part of a bigger trend of authorities targeting black people.
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