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…

Texas lieutenant governor: Liberal godlessness to blame for racism

Sure, why not? Let’s just throw this at the wall, too, shall we? Gotta admit, it makes slightly more sense than saying atheism and gay pride parades cause earthquakes. Huffington Post: Speaking after more than a week of demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, [Texas Lt. Gov. Dan] Patrick…

Mainstream media correspondent fed up, calls out racism live

ABC correspondent, the normally stoic Pierre Thomas, appeared on This Week and pointed out the indignities of racism he has encountered. Pierre Thomas talks about racism x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Pierre Thomas is always on point and stoic. He simply tells the news always abstracting himself from it. “The majority of…

Charles M. Blow says “Denying Racism Supports It”

< p class=”is-empty-p”> When did we arrive at the point where applying the words racist and racism were more radioactive than actually doing and saying racist things and demonstrating oneself to be a racist? That is the first paragraph in this powerful column in today’s New York Times, which has as its subtitle these words:…

)))Anti-Semitism(((: When punctuation meets racism

There’s a lot of mention here at Daily Kos of dog-whistles and coded language. At times, that seems to verge on the difficult-to-believe; does the far-right really read so much into single words as we on the Left like to imply? The answer, at least sometimes, is yes. Indeed, among segments of the online alt-right,…