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Runaway Negro Creek changed to Freedom Creek due to offensive name

On Thursday the U.S. Board on Geographic Names voted to make things right and change the name of the waterway called Runaway Negro Creek, to Freedom Creek, after residents lobbied to remove the culturally insensitive term, Savannah Now reports.

According to a press release from Sen. Lester Jackson (D-District 2), the name change was originally proposed after a public interest meeting during the summer of 2017, where residents voiced concerns saying it was culturally insensitive.
And only two years later, they finally made it, found this creek a new name. And so creative!, to call it Freedom Creek, because African-American slaves may have found their freedom when running down this creek. Great!
#Georgia #US #USA #FreedomCreek #RunawayNegroCreek #News #Politics #Culture #History #Racism #NoRacism #StopRacism
Georgia’s Runaway Negro Creek renamed Freedom Creek


Pete Buttigiegs (D - IN) perfect image starts to crack

An Indiana judge will rule soon on whether to release five cassette tapes of secretly recorded conversations between South Bend police officers that led to the 2012 demotion of Police Chief Darryl Boykins, the city’s first ever black police chief.

Buttigieg’s critics say he’s gone to great lengths to conceal the contents of the tapes, which some believe could include racist language by white police officers.

“There’s a level of frustration,” said Karen White, a city councilwoman and Democrat who is black. “We want this issue to be brought to closure to ensure this issue does not polarize our community further. We have a right to know [what’s on the tapes], as do our citizens."

#US #USA #Buttigieg... show more


Rep. Steve King (R - IA) uncertain about whether a white society was superior to a nonwhite one

“I don’t have an answer for that. That’s so hypothetical,” Mr. King, Republican of Iowa, told her. “I’ll say this, America is not a white society — it has never been a completely white society. We came here and joined the Native Americans.”

I wouldn't call a genocidal commitment and the full displacement of Natives from their homeland joining.

Mr. King again faced scrutiny on Monday after a post on his Facebook page speculated who would win a second civil war between red states and blue states.

On Tuesday, pressed by a reporter from CNN, Mr. King told constituents that he “wasn’t aware” that the image had been published on his Facebook page the night before, and said he does not personally manage that page.

Reminds me of the N. C. (?) Senator who was unaware of the Andrew Jackson biography in his office which was coincidentally opened on a page that... show more


Now guess who was meant by this post - I'll take bets

Multipe mentionings are allowed as well, don't worry.
#Christchurch #NewZealand #Racism #NoRacism #StopRacism #Youtube #Discrimination #NoDiscrimination #StopDiscrimination #SocialInfluencer #Influencer #Nazis #Nazism #NoNZS #NoNazis #NoFascism #NoNationalism #NoPatriotism


Indonesia intends to ban AUS Sen. Fraser Anning to enter

”As I condemned the terrorist acts in two mosques in Christchurch, I also strongly condemned the official statement of Senator Fraser Anning of Queensland who basically assumed that terrorism against mosques was a price worth paying [by]Muslims and that Islam is an 'ideology of violence',” Charles said on Saturday evening.

An Indonesian national identified as Lilik Abdul Hamid was killed when a gunman opened fire during Friday prayers at the mosques in Christchurch. Two other Indonesians were injured. A right-wing Australian extremist, identified as Brenton Tarrant, has been arrested in connection with the attack. (ipa)
#Australia #Anning #FraserAnning #Indonesi... show more


The mysterious deaths of two young BLM protesters in Ferguson, Missouri

Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and that only two were homicides with no known link to the protests.

— Edward Crawford Jr., 27, fatally shot himself in May 2017 after telling acquaintances he had been distraught over personal issues, police said. A photo of Crawford firing a tear gas canister back at police during a Ferguson protest was part of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage.

Bush said her car has been run off the road, her home has been vandalized, and in 2014 someone shot a bullet into her car, narrowly missing her daughter, who was 13 at the time.
#StLouis #Ferguson #... show more


Donald Trump not a white supremascist, says acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney

Wallace asked if Drumpf has considered making a major speech “condemning anti-Muslim, white supremacist bigotry?” because of the criticism he has faced.
“The president is not a white supremacist. I’m not sure how many times we have to say that,” Mulvaney replied.

This doesn't answer the question, though; when is Trump going to speak out decidedly against racism, Islamophobia, bigotry and discrimination of minorities? When?

“And to simply ask the question every time something happens overseas or even domestically, to say, ‘oh my goodness, it must somehow be the president’s fault,’ speaks to a politicization of everything that I think is undermining sort of the institutions that we have in the country today,” Mulvaney added.

No-one said that (explicitly). It was just asked whether Trump is ever going to speak out against these evil-doers, when he is ever going to speak out against the a... show more


White supremascist Brenton Tarrant described mentalls ound by attorney

"The way he presented was rational and someone who was not suffering any mental disability. That's how he appeared. He seemed to understand what was going on," he said.

New Zealand, a country of only five million people, has an estimated 1.5 million firearms. The minimum age for a gun license is 16, and 18 to own a semi-automatic weapon.

"This man wrote in his manifesto that the purpose of using a firearm was to divide us," Tipple said. "If we allow him to make changes in our ideology, in our behaviour, he's won."
#NewZealand #Christchurch #News #Politics #Tarrant #BrentonTarrant #2ndAmendment #SecondAmendment #TheRightToBearArms #GunOwnership #GunControl #GunSeizure #Arden #JacindaArden #Religion #Islam #Islamophobia #Racism #noRacism #StopRacism


Alabama newspaper editor resigns over publisher's comment to the KKK to «ride again»

“He never left the building,” said Moore about Sutton, whose family has owned and operated the Democrat-Reporter based in Linden since 1917. “It seemed like (Dexter) would be real energetic and her (hiring) was the right thing.”

Several politicians, including U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, called on Sutton to resign. Sutton was also stripped of his past journalism awards, and was censured by the Alabama Press Association.

“They had a decent newspaper about 16 years ago,” said Moore. “His wife was a very good investigative reporter and a very nice person. When she passed away, all the credibility of that newspaper left.”
#Alabama #Sutton #GoodloeSu... show more


Australian Senator blames shooting victims for their own death

“However, while this kind of violent vigilantism can never be justified, what it highlights is the growing fear within the community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence.

“The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.”

“They are comments that are going to cause greater division, and they have already led to a number of sites – one by the white supremacist movement – praising the actions of the shooter,” Mr Rajan said.
#Australia #NewZealand #News #Politics #... show more


Fox News rebukes its host Jeanine Pirro for comment on Omar

"We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro's comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar," Fox News said in a statement. "They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly."

Pirro suggested on her Saturday show that Omar's beliefs about Israel stem from her religion. Omar is Somali-American and a practicing Muslim who wears a religious head-covering called a hijab.

Funnily, there are Muslims in her district who state that she doesn't represent Islam, which sounds about right. I mean, no-one would ever say that David Koresh represented American christianity. It's simply not true, but what else was to be expected from Fox News' hosts? I mean, you can read it later on, I still have an article about Tucker Carlson remaining in my bookmark lsit.

"Special Report with Bret Baier," tweeted: "@JudgeJeanine can you stop spreading this false narrative that somehow Muslims hate America or women who wear a hijab aren't American enough? You have Muslims working at... show more


Chemnitzer FC hält Trauerfeier für verstorbenen Neonazi ab

Vor dem Spiel gab es zudem eine Schweigeminute, ein schwarzes Kreuz und ein Transparent wurden ausgerollt. Die schwarz gekleideten Fans in der Südkurve zündeten außerdem eine Pyro-Show in Rot und Weiß. In einer Rede wurden die Verdienste Hallers für den Verein gewürdigt.

Die SPD-Stadträtin kondolierte dem Verstorbenen. Auf ihrer Facebook-Seite findet sich ein Eintrag, in dem es unter anderem heißt: "Wir lebten in komplett verschiedenen Welten und entschieden uns irgendwann für völlig andere Wege. […] Wir waren immer fair, straight, unpolitisch und herzlich zueinander - das hat dich ausgezeichnet. Ruhe in Frieden!"

Wie kaputt kann eine Stadt/ein Bundesland sein? Die Stadträtin aus der SPD kondoliert einem Neonazi, das muss man sich mal vorstellen.
#Deutschland #... show more


African-American picked up trash on his property, threatened by police officer

"He's picking up trash," the person filming says repeatedly, as the man and the officer exchange words at a distance. "He lives here," the person filming says. The officer is then joined by other officers and the man and the officers appear to be yelling at each other. The video ends with all the officers walking away.

"The officer detained the man to investigate further and made a request over the radio for additional assistance to respond, indicating that the person was uncooperative and unwilling to put down a blunt object."

Testa said the investigation could take months, and the officer at the center of the incident has been placed on administrative leave.
#Racism #NoRacism #StopRacism #... show more


On the (actual) crisis at the border

More than 76,000 migrants were apprehended crossing the southern border last month, the highest February in more than 10 years and the highest month of the Drumpf administration. The number of apprehensions tops any month during the 2014 border surge under President Barack Obama, which no one had a problem calling a crisis at the time.

There is no mechanism to return these migrants home, to hold them after they cross the border, or to remove them once they are in the interior. And word has gotten out. There’s a reason that the subset of migrants that we can’t stop from getting into the country is rapidly growing.

We should question why there is no such mechanism to return them. Because then, we would get to the actual crisis: The irresponsibility of the US ( country founded by immigrants) when it comes to safely returning those people. In the past, they used to simply tell them that they wouldn't get in, and to return from where they've come from. This indeed is irresponsible, regarding the s... show more


Fired police officer sentenced to 25 years in jail for manslaughter

They found the 41-year-old Raja guilty Thursday of manslaughter and attempted murder for the 2015 death of Corey Jones. He faces a sentence of between 25 years and life. Aronberg declined to comment on the specifics of the case until the April 26 sentencing.

Raja was in plain clothes and driving an unmarked white van when he drove the wrong way up a darkened ramp to Jones' stalled SUV. Prosecutors said an audio recording showed Raja never identified himself and approached Jones aggressively, making him believe he was being robbed.

Apparently, the man was black, which infuriated the sentenced police officer even more.
#US #USA #News #Florida #Manslaughter #LifeSentence #Racism #NoRacism #StopRacism #NoDiscrimination #Hatred


Detroit man files lawsuit for gardening while being African-American

Peeples alleges that the women — Deborah Nash, Martha Callahan and Jennifer Morris — had their own plans for the park and wanted to see him "incarcerated or seriously injured by law enforcement."

I guess those women thought that he should be picking cotton somewhere in dem ol' cotton fields back home. Gardening is a job made for Meheecans.

Two months later, as Peeples was in Hunt Park teaching a group of home-schooled students about gardening, one of the women called 911 and falsely reported that Peeples was a convicted pedophile and wasn't legally allowed near kids, the complaint said. Police arrested Peeples in the park.

Seriously, what is wrong with those women?
#Detroit #Racism #Us #uSA #StopRacism #NoRacism #NoDiscrimination #Equality #Society #GardeningWhileBlack #Mania


WV GOP office going the Islamophobic way

(Thanks a lot, WV GOP! Now, when some of the oh-so Republican supporters and voters come up with Mr. Northam's blackface scandal, we can adress this incident to counter these highlights. And also, if you want to adress her insensitive decisions and so on (just remind me of them, I tend to forget them), remember that the GOP still didn't kick out Steve King.)
The booth at WVGOP Day, which was called "Republicans Take the Rotunda," also featured a book titled "Readin', Writin', and Jihadin' The Islamization of America Public Schools" and pamphlets titled "Islam in a Nutshell The Muslim Brotherhood," "Interfaith Dialouge or Deception," and "The Four Stages of Islamic Conquest." Not far away were cardboard cutouts of President Donald Drumpf, signs for "Drumpf Pence" and displays featuring West Virginia Republicans.

Delegate Mike Angelucci alleged the House sergeant at arms called all Muslims terrorists in an argument over the poster. "That's not freedom of speech," Angelucci said. "That's hate speech, and it has ... show more


VA First Lady Pam Northam under fire for handing cotton to black students

"The Governor and Mrs. Northam have asked the residents of the Commonwealth to forgive them for their racially insensitive past actions," Leah Dozier Walker, who oversees the Office of Equity and Community Engagement at the state Department of Education, wrote Feb. 25 to lawmakers and to the office of Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat.

"Mrs. Northam then asked these three pages (the only African American pages in the program) if they could imagine what it must have been like to pick cotton all day," Walker wrote. "I can not for the life of me understand why the First Lady would single out the African American pages for this — or — why she would ask them such an insensitive question."

Does anyone else wonder that she indirectly told those black students that it was actually the Africans' fault to have been enslaved? I mean, the African-Americans can surely imagine best how it is to be oppressed by people who think they were superior to them. She would've bette... show more


Racism became major topic during MIchael Cohen Testimony

“Just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them does not mean they aren't racist,” Tlaid said. “And it is insensitive, and some would even say that the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman, in this chamber, in this committee”—here she took a heavy sigh—”is alone racist in itself.”

“As everybody knows in this chamber, I'm pretty direct,” Tlaib, who entered Congress amidst controversy over her use of the word “motherfucker” to describe Drumpf, continued. “So if I wanted to say that I would have, but that's not what I said.” She added, “I was not referring to you, at all, as a racist.”
#Trump #US #USA #... show more


On Dr. Seuss and racism in literature

[...] should we continue to teach classic books that may be problematic, or eschew them in favor of works that more positively represent of people of color?

In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the N-word appears more than 200 times. But for generations, people have argued that the book is vital in order to understand race relations in America in the late 1800s. And the trope of Jews as greedy and money-hungry is pretty clear in The Merchant of Venice. Yet Shakespeare is hailed for his keen understanding of human nature that continues to be relevant today.

"Not engaging [with problematic texts] at all runs too great a risk of not learning or understanding where the problems lie," says Larissa Pahomov, who teaches English at a high school in Philadelphia. "I believe there is a way to look at material that is stereotypical [and]racist and identify it for what it is, and then hopefully, in doing so, neutralize its effect."
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Oscar winner Spke Lee holds fiery anti-Trump speech

“We will have love and wisdom regained, we will regain our humanity. It will be a powerful moment. The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize. Let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing! You know I had to get that in there.”

__When Lee heard that Green Book, a movie about a white man driving a black man through the segregated South, beat BlacKkKlansman, he was clearly pissed. He rose from his seat to leave the theater, but was stopped at the doors. He turned his back to the stage in protest and only returned to his seat after the speech was done._
#US #USA #Oscar #Movie #... show more


Sen. Harris (D - CA) and Warren (D - MA) promise reparations for African-Americans

"We have to be honest that people in this country do not start from the same place or have access to the same opportunities," Harris said in the statement. "I’m serious about taking an approach that would change policies and structures and make real investments in black communities."

Among those who have not backed the policy are former President Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her Democratic rival that year, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Times noted. Sanders is running for president again in 2020.
#USA #US #News #Politics #Equality #... show more


Ehem. Verfassungsschutzchef Hans-Georg Maaßen und Politikwissenschaftler Werner Patzelt schließen sich konservativen «WerteUnion» an

Darunter verstand Mitsch explizit eine Politik „gegen eine ungesteuerte Zuwanderung von Migranten“, wie sie von Angela Merkel noch immer betrieben werde. Zugleich stimmte Mitsch einer umstrittenen Äußerung von Bundesinnenminister Horst Seehofer (CSU) zu, der damals – entgegen einer Äußerung des früheren Bundespräsidenten Christian Wulff – erklärt hatte, der Islam gehöre nicht zu Deutschland.

„Ich halte es für schlecht sowohl für die CDU als auch für die politische Stabilität in unserem Land, wenn es rechts der Mitte neben der Union noch eine weitere Partei mit nennenswert starken Parlamentsfraktionen gibt. Insofern ist mein Beitritt zur Werteunion die praktische Konsequenz aus meiner jahrelangen Kritik daran, dass die CDU zum rechten Rand hin eine Repräsentationslücke hat aufreißen lassen.... show more


Rep. Steve King (R - IA) unaware of any hostile comments to apologise for

King earlier this year came under fire after he questioned, during an interview with The New York Times, why the terms “white supremacist” and “white nationalist” had become offensive. The congressman since has repeatedly tried to distance himself from the comments and claimed he was misquoted.

Republicans and Democrats in the House also approved a rare resolution rebuking King for his statements on white supremacy and white nationalists. In addition, he was removed from his committee assignments.

Muh free speech!!1!!!!!!!!!1!!
#US #USA #Iowa #SteveKing #WhiteSupremacy #WhiteNationalism #Nationalism #Patriotism #Fascism #NoNationalism #NoPatriotism #NoFascism #News #Politics #Racism #NoRacism #StopRacism


Comment on the Laquan McDonald case and Jason Van Dyke's sentence

Why now? Because one fact sits there, for me, and vibrates. It has all along, and while I can’t vouch that it hasn’t been highlighted somewhere in the Niagara of articles and podcasts and TV specials and shadow puppet theater devoted to the case, I didn’t notice it and it seems germane now that Raoul is seeking to pile years of prison upon Van Dyke, which will neither reform the ex-cop, assuage the clannish moral blindness of a significant chunk of his former fellow officers, nor revive the dead teen.

Remember, he wasn’t a bigot shooting up a bar, or a commander torturing suspects. He was a cop, working. A scared cop, sure. Judgment impaired, obviously. Three years isn’t much for a life, and those who point out that it being a black life means some people value it a lot less are not wrong.
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Virginia Sen. Ralph Northam (D) announces to fight racism, won't resign

"It's been a horrific week for Virginia. A lot of individuals across Virginia have been hurt," Northam told The Washington Post Saturday in his first interview since the racist photograph surfaced February 1.

During that news conference, Northam said he had no plans to resign and also revealed that he had once darkened his face to resemble Michael Jackson during a dance contest in the 1980s.

He also vowed to "take a harder line" on Confederate statues in Virginia and to implement sensitivity training in his government, according to the Post.

#Virginia #US #USA #NewEngland #Racism #... show more


Virginia's boiling hot amid troubles

"Given recent developments, I believe that it is best for the Commonwealth of Virginia if Justin Fairfax dealt with these accusations as a private citizen," said US Rep. Don McEachin, one of the most prominent African-American Democrats in Virginia. "He can no longer serve us as the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia."

"The allegations against Justin Fairfax are serious and credible," McAuliffe said in a statement. "It is clear to me that he can no longer effectively serve the people of Virginia as Lieutenant Governor. I call for his immediate resignation."

#US #USA #Racism #NoRacism #StopRacism #Virginia #Northam #Fairfax #Democrats #BlueWave #News #Politics


Black bartender fired over allegedly racist intentions

Carinne Silverman-Maddox of Oakland County was the only black bartender at the restaurant on Oct. 13, the first day she'd changed her hair, when she was "abruptly suspended and dismissed for allegedly overpouring a single drink," according to a race discrimination lawsuit filed Tuesday. It adds that white co-workers were pouring drinks the same way and had been approached over it, but they were able to keep their jobs.

This is at least the third federal lawsuit in the past six months alleging racial discrimination against an employee by a business in Detroit's downtown or Midtown areas.

#US #USA #Detroit #KidRock #Trump #DonaldTrump (Kid Rock is a strong fan of Trump) #Racism #StopRacism #NoRacism #NoDiscrimination #News #Politics


#Northam's former medical school to examine all past yearbooks

Homan said the panel for the investigation will include "advocates for diversity and inclusion representative of our greater community, including African Americans and other people of color."

"The picture is shockingly abhorrent and absolutely antithetical to the principles, morals and values we hold and espouse of our educational and research institution and our professions. Racism and discrimination in any form is not acceptable," Homan's statement read.

#Virginia #US #USA #News #Politics #Racism #StopRacism #NoRacism


Remember: Racism is only bad when it doesn't object your ally

“Democrat Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia just stated, “I believe that I am not either of the people in that photo.” This was 24 hours after apologizing for appearing in the picture and after making the most horrible statement on “super” late term abortion. Unforgivable!” tweeted the president.

In comments in a radio interview Wednesday, Northam was asked what would happen if a child was born after a failed attempt at late term abortion.

What we have to remember, too, is that he would still support Steve King, who is openly and doubtlessly racist all the time. Racists would always cover each other's back when it was necessary. But when the alleged racist is a Democrat, stab him right away.

#Trump #DonaldTrump #... show more


An obituary to the famous Ragitime composer Scott Joplin

He would come to be revered as a ragtime giant, writing such hits as “Gladiolus Rag,” “The Entertainer” and “Maple Leaf Rag.”

Just a teenager, a baby-faced and well-mannered Scott went out in the world, boarding rumbling trains with a steely determination to find gigs in a segregated landscape.

His signature style emerged as a combination of jumpy timing and sweet-sounding piano work. In a widely quoted description, Stark himself would say Joplin possessed “the skill of a Beethoven with the sentiment of a Black Mamma’s croon.” It was a way of saying that Joplin mixed a European classic sensibility with black folkloric music — by way of the piano.

#Music #Ragtime #Jazz #Obituary #Joplin #ScottJoplin #Racism #Discrimination #StopRacism #StopDiscrimination #NoRacism


Former Sri Lankan military attaché arrested for throat-cut gesture

The private prosecution of Brig Priyanka Fernando has degenerated into extraordinary legal confusion, forcing the chief magistrate, Emma Arbuthnot, to take control of the case.

Fernando was filmed making cut-throat gestures aimed at Tamil protesters outside the Sri Lankan high commission in London on 4 February 2018. Demonstrators were highlighting concerns about human rights violations against Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority. Footage of the incident went viral on YouTube.

#Tamil #SriLanka #India #Protests #Riots #Discrimination #Racism #NoDiscrimination #NoRacism #StopRacism #PostColonialism #India #Britain #GreatBritain #News #Politics


Outcry due to racist yearbook photo puts pressure upon Virginia governor

Northam, who took office a year ago, said in a video posted later on Twitter: “I have spent the past year as your governor fighting for a Virginia that works better for all people. I am committed to continuing that fight through the remainder of my term and living up to the expectations you set for me when you elected me to serve.”

“These racist images are deeply disturbing. Hatred and discrimination have no place in our country and must not be tolerated, especially from our leaders – Republican or Democrat. Northam must resign,” Warren said.

Could we first investigate whether he still holds any racist views, or committed any actions as Virginia's governor that are related to racist views? This would be great, thanks a lot. Just because he shot racist photos in his youth and early adulthood, but this doesn't need to mean he's still such an arsehole. People are able to change, you know?

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Jewish groups and Australian Labour Party urge government to ban conspiracy theorist David Icke for preaching hatred

Labor has written to the immigration minister, David Coleman, calling on him to ban Icke from the country on the basis ofhis “extreme antisemitic views, including campaigning for Holocaust denial to be taught in schools”.

In December there was uproar in the US after the Pulitzer prize-winning author Alice Walker recommended Icke’s book And the Truth Shall Set You Free in an interview with the New York Times Book Review.

Now I remember where I've heard his name before! It was about Ms. Walker who recommended on of his pulp (non-)fictional writings!

“It is imperative that the government stop racist hate preaches like Mr Icke visiting Australia and profiting off racism.”

#HolocaustDenial #Racism #... show more


Meghan McCain no longer declares herself a Republican

In a Saturday interview on CNN's "The Van Jones Show," McCain, 34, said, "I'm still a member of the Republican party and I vote a Republican ticket. But Republicanism is so tied up with being for Drumpf."

"We're so outnumbered," she said of mainstream Republicans. "I think something like 80 percent of Republicans support President Drumpf. Maybe they're doing it because they don't have another option but I think the populist Drumpf brand really has taken over, which is why there's this sort of no-mans-land that I'm in because I didn't become a Never Drumpf-er, either."

At the end of the day, she said, "I'm just here to ask questions, to represent where I come from, to represent my party. I'm here to represent my family. If people don't like it, they can replace me. 'The View' is a rotating seat – it's like having a residency in Vegas."

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Actress and activist Alyssa Milano compares #MAGA hats to #KKK hoods

At the time, Milano tweeted: “The red MAGA hat is the new white hood. Without white boys being able to empathize with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself.”

“Some things in that video cannot be disputed — no matter what angle or how extended the cut is,” Milano wrote. “These boys, who attend a religious school, were there on a school trip protesting against a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. Several of these boys were wearing red MAGA hats, a hat that has become synonymous with white nationalism and racism. Several were doing a ‘tomahawk chop.’ Several were laughing.”

“I won’t apologize to these boys. Or anyone who wears that hat,” she said. “But I will thank them. I will thank them for lighting a fire underneath the conversa... show more

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano compares #MAGA hats to #KKK hoods

At the time, Milano tweeted: “The red MAGA hat is the new white hood. Without white boys being able to empathize with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself.”

"Some things in that video cannot be disputed — no matter what angle or how extended the cut is," Milano wrote. "These boys, who attend a religious school, were there on a school trip protesting against a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. Several of these boys were wearing red MAGA hats, a hat that has become synonymous with white nationalism and racism. Several were doing a 'tomahawk chop.' Several were laughing."

"I won’t apologize to these boys. Or anyone who wears that hat," she said. "But I will thank them. I will thank them for lighting a fire underneath the conversation about systemic racism and misogyny in this country and... show more


I'm not a racist, but I love dogs

“Don’t say hi to my dog if you aren’t going to say hi to me.” I was extremely surprised and faintly called after her, “I just really love dogs.”

What should it say? “I’m not racist, I just love dogs” seems a bit reductive, but it is the truth. I usually operate with a fairly high level of emotional intelligence, and I am completely stumped by the appropriate move here. I no longer harbor happy ideas of us becoming neighbor friends. Am I racist and clueless? Help me.

Either way, the best response to what she said would have been, “I’m sorry I was rude, I’ll say hello next time we run into each other.” Not “I just really love dogs.” From now on, if you see her out and about, offer her a quick smile or a brief hello, but take your cues from her. If she seems inclined to be distant, don’t try to force a connection.

Why are people so weird? I mean, just because someone rather says hello to your dog tha... show more