Donald Trump Slams Foul-Mouthed Anti-Racism Video Featuring Children Backed by
“Anybody who would do an ad like that is stupid, to be honest”, the outspoken billionaire added.
The video has amassed almost half a million views since it published on YouTube Tuesday, but it has 7 times more dislikes than it has likes from viewers, and more than 14,000 comments – many of which criticize the video.
Los Angeles film director Luke Montgomery says he produced the attack on Trump for the group.
Forgive me mom, but Fuc* you morons who are responsible for this execrable video!
The controversial video featuring potty-mouth kids using foul language to blast Donald Trump for his stand on immigration is burning up YouTube.
A Rasmussen reports poll done in August showed that 70% of likely Republican voters agree with Trump when it comes to securing the border and 94% agree with his plan to deport all convicted felons who came to the USA illegally.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered for a campaign event at the Grand River Center on August 25, 2015 in Dubuque, Iowa.
Anti-racism chief says black players put off management by prospect of being sacked
Herman Ouseley, chairman of anti-racism charity Kick It Out, says the sacking of Chris Powell and Chris Ramsey on the same day, will not encourage black players to pursue a career in football management,
Ramsey and Powell were fired by Championships sides QPR and Huddersfield respectively. The two sackings in effect cutting the number of black and minority ethnic coaches in the English professional game football to four.
Lord Ouseley, head of football’s equality body Kick It Out, said: “I’m sure the two getting sacked on the same day is a coincidence, but it means we have just lost a third of the black managers in one fell swoop.
Thousands march against racism in Paris
Condemning racism and police heavy-handedness, thousands of people attended a “march of dignity” rally in Paris at the weekend to mark a decade since the deaths of two youths sparked nationwide riots.
The two teenagers were electrocuted at a power substation on October 27, 2005 as police investigated a reported break-in at a building site in the northern Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois, which has a sizeable immigrant population.
Their deaths were the trigger for three weeks of riots across France as tensions already simmering over high youth unemployment and police harassment of youths from poorer housing estates boiled over.
The government was forced to declare a state of emergency and by the time calm was restored on November 17, 10,000 cars had been burned, 300 buildings destroyed or vandalised, two policemen shot and injured, and 6,000 people arrested.
Saturday’s march set off with a group of women at their head under the banner “march for dignity against racism.”
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Cuomo signs new laws to fight gender discrimination
Stronger laws on sexual harassment, domestic violence, sex trafficking, pay equity and pregnancy discrimination are now on the books in New York.
The bills, which were signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are part of a legislative package known in Albany as the women’s equality agenda that passed earlier this year after a three-year stalemate related to abortion.
They include provisions expanding the state’s prohibition on sexual harassment to some previously exempt small businesses; banning discrimination against employees with children; protecting domestic violence victims from housing discrimination; and requiring companies to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.
Another new law increases penalties for sex trafficking and makes it easier for victims to get help.
“This is the right thing to do because this says what New York always says: We are all equal,” said Cuomo, a Democrat. “…It’s the right thing to do for my three daughters who are second to no one on the basis of their gender. And it’s the right thing to do to every woman and daughter and aunt and sister who’s been dealt an inferior set of cards just by their gender.”
An abortion bill, which would codify federal abortion rights in New York law, was removed from the women’s equality agenda after the Senate’s Republican leaders objected to its inclusion and Assembly Democrats dropped their longtime refusal to break up the package to allow separate votes.
Obama Greets Muslim Boy Who Declares Americans Are Anti-Muslim ‘Racists’
President Barack Obama used a White House science event to greet a 14-year-old Muslim youth who has toured the Arab world declaring Americans to be anti-Muslim racists.
Obama’s public greeting was the second gift that Obama has given to the Texas-based Mohamed family, even though the father arranged the recent anti-American tour to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Sudan, all of which are Muslim theocracies.
On Sept. 14, the youth was briefly detained when teachers and police in Irving, Texas, grew concerned that the boy’s strange clock-in-a-box “invention” might be intended as a hoax bomb.
On Sept. 16, Obama voluntarily supercharged the family’s loud complaints about the son’s detention.
The family’s anti-American propaganda — which is aided, boosted and used by the jihad-linked CAIR advocacy group — is likely powered by the father’s political ambitions to be a successful Muslim politician in his homeland, Sudan, a Muslim theocracy south of Egypt.
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Reading church shows support for Black Lives Matter movement
A city church has joined the national discussion on racism.
New to the entrance of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County on Franklin Street is a large black and yellow banner with the words “Black Lives Matter.”
The Rev. Sandra Fees, pastor of First Unitarian, said part of her church’s mission is to champion justice and equality for every person.
“Black lives matter and we need to have these conversations,” Fees said.
After services on Sunday morning, the congregation joined members of the community for a banner raising ceremony. A discussion on race and racism followed in the church’s sanctuary.
The journey to raising the banner was almost two years in the making, Fees said. It started with discussions that evolved into workshops. Last week, Fees said, the church held anti-racism training.
“We needed to change ourselves and educate ourselves,” she said.
As dozens sat on the benches in the sanctuary, they had a chance to hear accounts of what it was like to be black in modern America.
Some told stories of racism they’ve experienced or witnessed. Others expressed the fear they have for their children, particularly their teenage sons, whenever they leave the house.
Others just wanted to express gratitude that the church was aligning itself with the movement.
“We need to have these conversations to change systematic racism in the United States,” said congregation member Donald Davis.
Appeals court revives lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims
In a blistering opinion Tuesday, a federal appeals court revived a lawsuit challenging extensive surveillance the New York Police Department conducted of Muslims in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, .
A three-judge panel of the Philadelphia-based 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals voted unanimously to reinstate the lawsuit, which was dismissed by a federal district judge in New Jersey last year.
The appeals court judges described the NYPD program in withering language, invoking insidious discrimination from America’s history and suggesting that the widespread surveillance of mosques, businesses, schools and terrorist attackscommunity groups represented a repeat of those transgressions.
“What occurs here in one guise is not new. We have been down similar roads before. Jewish-Americans during the Red Scare, African-Americans during the Civil Rights Movement, and Japanese-Americans during World War II are examples that readily spring to mind,” Judge Thomas Ambro wrote, joined by Judges Julio Fuentes and Jane Roth. “We are left to wonder why we cannot see with foresight what we see so clearly with hindsight — that ‘[l]oyalty is a matter of the heart and mind[,] not race, creed, or color.’”
The NYPD program was exposed by a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press series in 2011. The police department said last year that it had shuttered the “Demographics Unit” that carried out the mapping and data collection effort.
We’re all racist. But racism by white people matters more
Most white people don’t see themselves as racist. They can comfortably reel off a list of people of colour they know, like, or maybe even love. They can’t think of a time when they’ve negatively discriminated against someone on the grounds of their race. And they don’t see, in a concrete way, how their own race has positively affected them.
More than that, when people imagine a racist, they probably envisage a white skinhead sat in a pub ready to start a fight with the first black or brown person who walks through the door. That’s a convenient picture to conjure up – it’s pretty easy to comfort yourself that you’re nothing at all like that awful bastard.
In fact, though, everyone – of whatever colour – is racist. As part of a TV documentary I’ve been working on, I’ve seen how our brains have a tendency to automatically associate our own race with good and other races with bad, whoever we are.
Psychological tests showed me this. I looked at the results of 2,846 British people who took an “Implicit Association Test”, designed to analyse automatic racial preferences.
On average, white Brits demonstrated a moderately strong bias towards their own race and black Brits showed a very weak bias towards their own race. I don’t think white people are born with some sort of racism gene – the main thing that explains those different scores is the way that society has geared up our brains differently.
I put myself under the lens too, and took a test where I was asked to put myself in the position of a police officer. Images of white men and black men flashed on a computer screen in front of me and I had less than a second to decide whether or not to shoot them, based on whether I thought they were holding a gun, or a harmless object like a can of drink or a packet of cigarettes. My results showed that I was slightly more likely to shoot white unarmed men than black unarmed men.
Letters: Most racism implies the surely fallacious assumption that biological and cultural characteristics are transmitted together
Does that make me a racist? To my surprise, I think it does. But I didn’t find those test results as troubling as you might expect.
I think my responses to a game about police killings and gunmen have been affected by the fact that I’m a journalist. I’ve spent the past year in the United States covering relentless news about unarmed black men being shot by the police and armed white men committing mass murders. That’s pretty unique. Compared with the other participants, my results were very unusual – the data shows most people are much more likely to shoot at black men than white men. But that data comes almost exclusively from white participants who are much more likely to be police officers holding the gun in the real world (94.5% of police officers in England and Wales are white, just 1.1% are black).
So if the tests show that bias works both ways, shouldn’t we spend more time talking about white victims of racism, rather than white perpetrators? When a white friend asked me a similar question I felt deep frustration. It’s because the question assumes that we work in a racially neutral society where prejudice against one group is equivalent to another. We don’t.
I think of the gatekeepers in my life – not just the police officer I asked to record a crime for me but also the headteacher I asked not to expel me, the boss I asked to promote me – and in every instance I’ve sat opposite a white person and had to simply trust (what else is there to do?) that they wouldn’t view me differently because I’m not white. It’s a question of vulnerability. As long as systems of power remain white, racism against white people will not be the same as racism against people of other races.
I am, though, reluctant to dismiss anti-white racism altogether. Because the fact is, my friend and a lot of other white people in Britain genuinely believe racism affects them too: that people like me benefit more from positive action schemes than we suffer from negative discrimination. And they would never, ever use the word “racist” to describe themselves.
We need to acknowledge the frustrations of those white individuals who feel ignored by elites and who might vent this by turning against people of colour, or migrants. But taking apart the racist label and understanding that everyone is biased is an important first step in understanding how a racist society has affected us. Then we need to find a language that doesn’t conveniently overlook systems of power that are still set up to privilege one race: a white one.
Source: Mona Chalabi – The Guardian
Reading Church Joins #BlackLivesMatter Movement to Fight Racism and Violence
Reading Church Embraces #BlackLivesMatter Movement, addresses Racism and Violence.
Reading, PA – On Sunday, October 18 at 11:15AM following the regular 10:30AM church service, the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County will install and dedicate a BLACK LIVES MATTER banner on the front of their church as a public statement of support for the movement to intentionally address racism and violence.
All are invited to join the service and a time for Community Conversation from 12:00-1:00 PM in the sanctuary.
The #BlackLivesMatter movement started a social media response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer in Florida in 2012.
It has since become a call to address the ways in which Black people are systematically left powerless by state systems and ways in which Black lives are both violently and subtly devalued.
The principles of Unitarian Universalism include a belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and draws from the words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.