Republicans have come under fire from Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes supporters for running racist television advertising and mailings during the U.S. Senate campaign.
Barnes, a Democrat running to be the state’s first Black senator, is in a close contest against Sen. Ron Johnson, a Republican.
Barnes’ supporters encouraged Republicans and conservative organizations to drop the contentious commercials during a press conference on Wednesday in front of a Republican Party headquarters on the city’s north side.
Calena Roberts, a field director for SEIU Wisconsin, stated, “We’re calling on Ron Johnson to reject these commercials and for national Republicans to take them down.” “We are not naive. We are aware of their activities.”
Johnson’s top advisor, Ben Voelkel, referred to the insults and the charge of racism as “absurd.” He claimed that the reason why his followers are now criticizing him is that they are unable to justify the “disastrous effects of their extreme left policies.”
They are unable to dispute Mandela Barnes’ radical leftist views, which are supported by other radical leftists and are very different from those of Wisconsin voters, according to Voelkel.
None of the commercials receiving flak were created or funded by the Johnson campaign.
During the 1988 presidential campaign, state senator Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) compared a few of the commercials to the infamous Willie Horton spot.
In that election, George H.W. Bush’s backers ran a campaign commercial attacking his rival, former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, of being lax on crime while displaying a threatening mug image of Horton, a murderer who was placed on furlough while Dukakis was in power.
Additionally, Barnes’ supporters questioned a mailer sent by the state Republican Party, which darkened one side of the leaflet to include a photo of Barnes. The back side, which promotes Johnson’s campaign, is unfiltered.
Given high-security clearance despite connections to white supremacist groups and Nazi philosophy is a former paratrooper who joined the army to improve his ability to kill Black people.
Killian Ryan was detained on August 26 and accused of lying on his army application for secret security clearance before being released the following day for a string of drunk driving offenses.
However, the criminal inquiry turned up violent and racial statements on several social media profiles that had reportedly escaped the attention of the organization that approved his army credentials.
Ryan reportedly wrote referring to black people: “I serve for battle experience so I’m more competent in killing n*****s” on one of the accounts. Investigators discovered that Ryan used an email address that featured “naziace1488” to register for various social media sites.
According to court filings, FBI agents discovered another account that had “been in communication with many accounts affiliated with racially motivated extremism.” The nickname of the account made an allusion to Sigurd, a Norse mythological character who is occasionally appropriated by white nationalists, and an email associated with the account made reference to Nazi philosophy.
The incident raises new concerns about the level of racial extremism inside the military as well as the apparent ease with which service members may con artists security personnel and procedures.
According to Lt Col Terence Kelley, an army spokesperson, Ryan had been working as a fire support expert, which entails obtaining information on enemy target locations to assist the army in deploying and firing artillery. He wasn’t on active duty.
A top-secret security clearance is needed for the position. Ryan allegedly stated that he had not spoken to his father, who has felony convictions for drug offenses and vehicle theft, for more than ten years on his application for clearance in May 2020. According to court documents, they had really communicated in person and on social media.
The Juventus fans who traveled to PSG on Tuesday are accused of engaging in “racist behavior,” and UEFA has opened an inquiry into this.
Kylian Mbappe’s two goals helped PSG upset Juventus to open their Champions League season. Some of the post-game headlines focused on the racist behavior of the visiting supporters, some of whom were seen making monkey motions against the home supporters.
“In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding allegations of discriminatory behavior by Juventus supporters at the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage match between Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus played on September 6 in France,” UEFA stated in a statement following the game.
The long list of European clubs being looked at by UEFA for suspected racism now includes this club as a result of Juventus fans and their racist behavior. “Information on this situation will be made accessible in due time,” the UEFA statement added.
If the club violated the disciplinary rules, UEFA would investigate the matter and make that determination. Juventus might get punishment and perhaps be ordered to play future games in front of fewer spectators if they are found guilty of discriminatory behavior.
A chemical engineer has lost his job after being recorded on camera chanting homophobic epithets on a flight and then repeatedly shouting the N-word after being ejected from the aircraft.
Zachary Easterly was fired by his job, the pharmaceutical and biotech firm GlaxoSmithKline, after cellphone videos of the worker’s spectacular, intoxicated meltdown at the Philadelphia International Airport surfaced, according to TMZ.
In the first video that TMZ was able to get, Easterly can be seen screaming obscenities as she is being escorted off the plane while wearing a black T-shirt.
Easterly, a white man, quips sarcastically that he “selected a black bag because I’m racist,” referring to himself.”You’re sending me off the plane because I’m racist,” he continues.
Easterly turns back as he prepares to leave and announces that he is a chemical engineer who works at GlaxoSmithKline.
Last Tuesday, the event happened on a trip from Philadelphia to Dallas. By Thursday, GlaxoSmithKline had revealed that Easterly had been fired.
The international pharmaceutical corporation with headquarters in London issued a statement denouncing the engineer’s comments as “reprehensible” and not representative of the company’s culture.
Easterly claims he didn’t do anything, although he does confess to being “a bit drunk.”
Easterly remarks that his carry-on is “a better bag than most of y’all can afford” as flight attendants look for the rambunctious passenger’s luggage in the overhead bins.
Easterly moves in the direction of the door after getting his backpack back. He shouts that everyone on the plane is a “liberal f—-t” as he leaves, adding that he hopes they “wreck the f—ing plane.”
It has been discovered that when games were played behind closed doors during the pandemic, there was a sharp increase in the amount of football-related online racist abuse recorded to West Midlands police authorities. Online allegations of racist abuse increased dramatically during the 2020–21 season when games were played in empty stadiums.
58 reports were made to West Midlands Police as opposed to one in 2019–20. A combination of not being able to attend games, more games being shown on television, plus hot-button subjects like the Black Lives Matter protests and players kneeling during games to draw attention to racial and social injustices may have contributed.
As the season ended, England advanced to the postponed Euro 2020 championship, and players Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho faced racist abuse after missing penalty kicks. On Twitter and Instagram, there were several additional instances of players being targeted.
The number of complaints dramatically decreased back down to five last season (2021/22), indicating a connection between the pandemic and the Euros and internet bullying. But concerningly, as we noted last week, there were more allegations of bigotry at sporting events last season, suggesting that the prejudice may have spread from social media to the stands.
More must be done, according to the anti-racism organization Kick it Out, to guarantee that people spewing racist insults at games or online face consequences. Tony Burnett, chief executive, said: “We would urge clubs, local governments, and football’s regulatory bodies to continue working together to comprehend where and when prejudice occurs and bring those guilty to justice.
In Poland’s capital, Warsaw, an American tourist harassed an Indian man on the basis of race. Users claim that the undated video, which is now trending on social media, was possibly filmed outside Warsaw’s Atrium Reduta Shopping Center.
News18 was unable to independently confirm the legitimacy of the footage. The individual in the video is an American tourist, according to the Twitter user who uploaded it.
In the four-minute video, the guy rushes and approaches the Indian man who appears to be acting normally while striking an intimidating stance.
Without asking for permission, the man starts recording him.
He is being harassed by the man, who keeps asking him offensive questions with racial overtones. The subject of the video could be heard asking why he was being recorded without his permission and telling the shooter to stop, but the shooter persisted.
“What brought you to Poland? There are too many of you folks in America (there). Are you able to invade Poland? Are you able to invade Poland? Why don’t you go back to your home nation? The man said, which was audible.
What about returning to India? he declared.
The guy then claims that white people’s labor is being exploited by Indians residing overseas, and urges them to create their own nation. He said, “Why are you acting like a parasite?”
The current assault on Indian expatriates occurs not long after several Indian ladies encountered racial abuse while out to dinner with friends in Plano, Texas.
Rachel Richardson, a Duke volleyball player, provided further information regarding what transpired during the Blue Devils’ match against BYU on Friday, when she was the target of threats and racial epithets from spectators in the student section.
The event was further discussed by Richardson, a sophomore outside hitter from Ellicott City, Maryland, who is 19 years old.
Richardson said that as the match’s second set came to a close, she was about to serve when she heard the slur for the first time. In the fourth set, when the teams exchanged sides, Duke was close to the student section and heard the slur once more.
Richardson reported, “I heard a really powerful, terrible racial insult.” “I therefore served the ball and completed the play. When I returned to serve the following time, I heard it quite clearly once more, but the game was over at that point.”
The Duke volleyball coaches then went to the authorities to inform them of the predicament. Richardson said that at the time, there was no consideration given to ending the match, but nothing was done.
Richardson said that she was contacted by the BYU women’s volleyball team and that she spoke out to raise awareness.
The issue was discussed with Richardson and Duke volleyball coach Jolene Nagel, according to BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe, who also addressed the audience prior to the Cougars’ game on Saturday. Holmoe said that the university’s efforts to prevent supporters from yelling racist epithets at rival players fell short.
In a statement, Richardson also criticised BYU for taking too long to address the fans’ actions.
Following a spree of racist and homophobic graffiti near downtown St. Catharines, Niagara police have accused two teenage boys of mischief on 13 charges and charged them.
According to the police, the vandalism happened on June 11 at about 10:00 p.m.
According to reports, the two teenagers used racist and homophobic obscenities to deface the monument of Harriet Tubman, the school’s sign, and the school’s walls.
Tubman used the Underground Railroad, a covert system of safe houses and connections, to free himself from slavery and guide scores of people to freedom. Between 1851 to 1861, she resided in St. Catharines. Later, she moved back to the United States and enlisted in the Union Army during the American Civil War, becoming the first woman to command an armed attack.
According to police, vandalism occurred to six vehicles, three residences, a Caribbean restaurant, and two school buses.
The Caribbean Eatery’s owner, Michael Andrade, has expressed his pain to CBC Hamilton over the damage.
According to Niagara police, a 14-year-old kid was taken into custody on August 20, and a 15-year-old boy the following day. 13 charges of mischief under $5,000 are filed against each of them.
Despite not filing charges for hate crimes, the police labeled the occurrences as “hate-related vandalism.”
Const. Phil Gavin explained to CBC Hamilton that the legal requirements for a charge under the hate propaganda sections of the criminal code are “very specific in scope and done in consultation with the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Office” when asked why the teenagers weren’t charged with hate crimes.
A Connecticut boy was out selling discount cards in the annual fundraiser for Enfield’s football team on Saturday when he was racially abused, intimidated and called a racial slur by one of the households, he approached on Haynes Street.
“As he walked onto their property, a woman yelled at him to get off her property, and then I guess the son opened the window, he is 22, and proceeded to tell my son to get off the property or he will shoot him, and then called him the n-word and proceeded to berate him as he walked away,” Jackson said.
Kelley Jackson said her 14-year-old son Jakobi backed away from the property, hands in the air.
“Because he simply wanted to let them know I’m leaving and I’m fine,” Jackson explained.
Jakobi informed his brother and the football coaches, who contacted the police.
Jackson described her son as “humble.” He began playing football when he was six years old.
According to Enfield police, the incident was thoroughly investigated, and one of the residents acknowledged to using a racial slur. Authorities claim Jakobi and the resident had conflicting reports of whether or not a threatening statement was made.
“According to the police, it’s a case of he said, she said.” “According to the homeowner, he did not make these threats,” Jackson explained.
Officials argue that even though the racial epithet is profoundly hurtful, using it alone does not break any criminal statute.
The town manager responded to Saturday’s incident, saying what happened was unacceptable.
“I believe I speak for the majority of the community when I say we were both appalled and upset that incidences like this continue to occur across the country, state, and even in our own town,” Town Manager Ellen Zoppo-Sassu said.
On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., the town green will hold a community conversation about race, diversity, and equity.
A new report spotlights how disinformation not only pits Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders against other marginalized groups but also sows divisions within the community itself, sometimes to intentionally diminish its collective political influence.
The study, released last week by a coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations, analyses the landscape of disinformation, or misleading information disseminated with the intent to harm, often for political agendas or profit.
Researchers, who identified key practices behind the spread of disinformation, highlighted the Men’s Rights Asians movement, the prevalence of casteism, and social media aggregators of Black-on-Asian crime as examples of “bad actors.”
Those spreading disinformation often aim to attack and break down collective groups within Asian America, seeking to render them less powerful. In turn, they often help sustain white supremacy, the report says.
“What disinformation effectively does is dilute the unified possibility of an Asian American bloc,” said Thenmozhi Soundararajan, the executive director of Equality Labs, a civil rights organization aimed at fighting caste oppression, who contributed to the report.
The report was released by the Asian American Disinformation Table, a coalition anchored by the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans and co-chaired by several groups, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian American Justice Center. Researchers looked at a variety of sources, from transnational news outlets, or those that are distributed across borders, and ethnic media, to platforms like WeChat and WhatsApp, where disinformation is often amplified.
Researchers found three key themes: the use of Asians as wedges against other communities of color; the exploitation of class, caste, ethnicity, and other internal differences to “promote interests that hurt those most vulnerable in our communities”; and the weaponization of current and historical traumas to further nationalist, racist or casteist interests.