Politics of Hate category archive
Mike recalls that Parkland, Florida, was once named the “safest city in the United States.”
Warning: Language and lots of it.
Trumpling the students:
Black students at an Ypsilanti, Michigan middle school have feared for their safety since being sent a slur-laden email from a classmate that threatened violence and referenced President Donald Trump.
The email was opened by two of the six intended recipients, MLive reported, who then alerted school authorities. The other four emails were deleted from the students’ inboxes before they could be opened.
“U need ta [sic] get your n**ger loving as* out of here and all this black lives matter bullsh*t,” the email read. The sender went on use the slur multiple times when writing that African Americans should “leave this country.”
“One day your kids will get what they deserve being on this land,” the email continued. “White lives matter….go Trump!!!!”
Trumpling the basketball game.
Elder High School students chanted the name of a Chinese restaurant chain at an Asian-American player, along with homophobic slurs, and singled out a black player for racist abuse, reported WLWT-TV.
The chants reached a peak in the third quarter, when Friday’s game between Elder and St. Xavier High School was finally called off.
More Trumpling at the link.
For the Trumplers, it’s all about the color of the skin, not about the content of the character.
“Supporters of President Donald Trump singled out dark-skinned lawmakers, legislative staffers and children at the Capitol on Jan. 25 as they protested congressional efforts to pass immigration reform, according to staffers of the Arizona Legislature and two Democratic legislators, AZ Capitol Times reported. “Waving large flags in support of Trump while standing between the House and Senate buildings, the protesters, who were also armed, asked just about anyone who crossed their path if they ‘support illegal immigration.’”
One dark-skinned Arizonian who was asked if he was in the country “illegally” was Rep. Eric Descheenie (D-Chinle).
Rep. Descheenie is a Navajo lawmaker.
The Sunday New York Times Magazine had (yet another) article attempting to understand Donald Trump’s base. It revealed a predictable stew of willful ignorance, fabulism, racism, and selfishness, with a side of Fox News.
I would not recommend wasting your time with it; there is nothing new to see.
Instead, read Chauncey Devega’s recent article, in which he gets right to the base of the Republican debase. Here’s a bit:
Predictably, the mainstream media will send more reporters to ask Trump supporters in the so-called heartland whether they still support him after these most recent hateful and bigoted comments (see above–ed.). The answer will almost always be yes.
However, there is one group of people who are honest about Donald Trump. White supremacists know that Donald Trump is one of their tribe. The Daily Stormer, the white supremacist website founded by neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, described Trump’s comments last week as “encouraging and refreshing,” because they suggest that “Trump is more or less on the same page as us with regards to race and immigration.”
Jay Bookman comments on the potential shutdown of the U. S. government and at the Republican schism behind it. Here’s how he starts:
“WHITE PRIDE” screamed the headline in capital letters on fliers distributed in the Range communities. “You can say it — I’m proud to be white! Why are we not allowed to celebrate our culture?”
The fliers were part of a recruiting effort by a North Carolina-based group calling itself the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Hundreds were distributed in the city of Virginia, as well as the nearby towns of Buhl and Embarrass.