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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A machete at a mall.

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Trumpling a mayor-elect.

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Yet another schoolyard Trumpling.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

The SPLC has the emails demonstrating Stephen Miller’s bigotry.

Just read ’em.

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Suffer the Children 0

Here’s an update on those Republican Family Values.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A Trumpled birthday party.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Trumpling a child who was lynched for being.

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A parking space Trumpling.

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A bus load of Trumpling.

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Left Unsaid 0

Will Bunch discusses the American history that’s not taught in school.

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The Eye of the Beholder 0

Reacting to the recent police shootings of innocent black persons simply for being, Leonard Pitts, Jr., asks a question:

But the tragedy raises a question bigger than the Fort Worth Police Department, bigger than policing itself:. Why, when we see black people, do we so often see what isn’t there? It makes headlines when police do it because the outcomes are so often catastrophic. However, this almost literal inability to see black people is not limited to law enforcement.

Follow the link for the rest of his thoughts.

In related news, Tony Norman wonders what’s going on in Texas, anyway.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Yet another schoolyard Trumpling.

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A privileged Trumpling.

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A Trumpled car.

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A Notion of Immigrants 0

The first racist U. S. immigration law was The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.

At the San Francisco Chronicle, the granddaughter of a Chinese man who came to the U. S. to study architecture in 1919 shares his story; she suggests that it provides context for much of what’s happening today.

Here’s a bit:

The White House has just vowed to slash the number of refugees admitted into the U.S. for resettlement by almost half. It plans to bar asylum applications from migrants who pass through another country on their way to America. And the nation’s highest court last year upheld a travel ban from certain predominantly Muslim countries by citing the president’s broad authority to bar immigrants deemed “detrimental to the interest of the United States.”

The roots of that authority lie in the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, the first immigration law to outlaw an entire ethnic group. It was made permanent 10 years later by the Geary Act, which made illegal immigration a federal crime punishable by a year in prison, with hard labor. All Chinese residents, even those born here, had to carry a residence permit, or face deportation. Chinese were not allowed to bear witness in court, and only a “credible white witness” could testify on their behalf. After that, the 1921 Quota Act numerically limited immigration for the first time.

The entire piece is worth the three minutes of your time it will take to read it.

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A Tune for the Times 0

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QOTD 0

Tim Wise:

The privilege of whiteness is to be viewed as an individual.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Yet another schoolyard Trumpling.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

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Still Rising Again after All These Years 0

The Charlotte Observer reports on racists who mail it in.

Be sure to watch the video, even if you don’t read the whole article.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Words fail me.

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