DHS Says White Supremacy is Country's Biggest Threat

DHS is drafting its annual threat assessment report, and Politico got hold of the draft: DHS draft document: White supremacists are greatest terror threat White supremacists present the gravest terror threat to the United States, according to a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security. Two later draft versions of the same document —…

Trump Attacks the 1619 Project

In August 1619, the first known slave ship arrived from Africa on the American shore. That became the date for the start of slavery in the colonies and later the United States. The “peculiar institution” has been foundational to the country, from the structure of the Constitution to the Civil War to the systemic —…

Trump DESPERATELY Pushes a Phony, Racist Narrative of Rampant Violence.

Psychotic delusions are tricky to interpret. For instance, it’s hard to tell if Donald Trump truly believes that he is a beloved national leader who is a shoo-in for reelection, or if he realizes that he’s toast but doesn’t want to suffer the humiliation of admitting it publicly. Either way it is confirmation of an…

Melania Wouldn't Use the Same Toilet Michelle Had Used

Seriously, there is no bottom for these people. (Pun sort of intended). Politico is reporting some of the highlights (lowlights) in Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s new book “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.” One that jumped at me as reported by Taggan Goddard’s Political Wire was this piece…

You Don’t Have to Love Us, Just Don’t Shoot Us

I have lived a lot of years, and I have seen a lot of injustices.  The “talk” that has been so widely spoken about in the media and by black mothers and fathers is a real thing. There was a time, when it was a mitigating factor but never eliminated the violence inflicted upon black…

Rubin Blasts NY Times for not Calling Trump a Racist

Jennifer Rubin gets a lot of flack here over the suspicion that she isn’t really on our side, she’s just against Trump, and will go back to screeching at us the way she screeches at him now. That’s possible, maybe even probable. But let’s not be so suspicious that we miss a few things. First…

Trump's Racism Could Cost Him the Election – In Fact, It has To Do So

Trump got himself elected in large part by playing on this country’s racism, exploiting resentment over Barack Obama for not only being the nation’s first Black president, but for being mostly successful at it. He made his opening political gambit with his “birther” claim that Obama was really born in Kenya, which was a racist…

In Mississippi, There are “Blacks” and “People”

This was in the Hattiesburg (MS) American a couple of days ago, but just came to my attention: Mississippi election commissioner's social media comment about Black voters causes uproar A social media comment with racial undertones made by a Mississippi election commissioner sparked outrage across the state on the same weekend state legislators voted to…

Trump is Losing Because He is a Racist, Says Atlantic Article

Now this is fascinating. David Graham argues in the Atlantic that white voters are abandoning Trump, and they are doing so because of his attitudes about race: White Voters Are Abandoning Trump And they’re doing so for a surprising reason. It’s not the economy (Conman Trump continues to bamboozle 56% of the electorate into thinking…

Lincoln Project: “Which Side of History”

This morning the Lincoln Project has put up a new ad, challenging folk to answer a basic question: Which Side Of History?”  It contrasts the historic actions of Mississippi with the ongoing racism and White Nationalism of Donald Trump. Take a look: x YouTube Video

Krugman: Race is Why We Have a Weak Safety Net

Paul Krugman has a column out this morning: Tulsa and the Many Sins of Racism, about Bunker Boy’s choice of Tulsa and Juneteenth for his restart rally — choices Krugman is certain were deliberate. Being a Nobel laureate in economics, Krugman looks at the question of race relations from a largely economic perspective. One of…

and more Lincoln Project: “Tulsa”

up on their Youtube channel within the hour: x YouTube Video Note —  the title is about the location of the forthcoming rally, & without any images of the 1921 devastation connects that choice with the history of racism that is an unfortunate part of our history and that Trump seems to want to invoke…