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ADL report indicates anti-semitism against journalists has exploded on Twitter

According to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League, anti-semitic hate speech targeting journalists has seen a meteoric rise on Twitter — thanks to the rhetoric in the 2016 Presidential Campaign. The organization, which has a long history of battling anti-Semitism (both real and perceived), established its task force in June in response to what was already a marked rise in anti-semitic abuse of reporters …

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Protests Are Not Enough to End Racism — We Need Reparations

Recently, the Congressional Black Caucus joined the nation in protest against police brutality. More than a dozen of its members marched down to the Department of Justice last month to demand federal intervention to end the killing of unarmed Black American citizens by police. Across the … Continue reading Source link

Commercial Finance Association pays Rudy Giuliani to offer his thoughts on Mexicans in the kitchens of New York

The Commercial Finance Association, a financial services group, hired former New York mayor and noted windbag Rudy Giuliani to do a speech for them. During this speech, Giuliani made racist remarks about “Mexicans in the kitchens at the Waldorf.” Afterward, the Commercial Finance Association issued a groveling apology. The association’s CEO wrote in an email sent to attendees that Giuliani “presented unscripted personal opinions which …

Glenn Reynolds apologizes for saying drivers surrounded during street protest should "Run Them Down"

Glenn Reynolds, blogger, USA Today contributor and law professor, had an answer for drivers who found themselves surrounded during protests in Charlotte over the police killing of a black person: “Run Them Down.” It was not a very good answer: he was temporarily suspended from Twitter, got in hot water with his editors at USA Today, and his university made clear they considered it an …

Maine Gov. LePaige: people of color are the enemy

Paul LePage, the Republican governor of Maine, told reporters that people of color are the enemy in his state. “When you go to war, if you know the enemy, the enemy dresses in red and you dress in blue, you shoot at red, don’t you? You shoot at the enemy. You try to identify the enemy. And the enemy right now, the overwhelming majority …

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Everyone Has Biased Thoughts, And We Need to Stop Beating Ourselves Up About It

In her July 18 speech before the NAACP, Hillary Clinton spoke briefly about the problem of implicit bias: bias that operates on an unconscious and automatic level. To solve the problem of police brutality, she said, we must actively “root out” the knee-jerk attitudes that inform our day-to-day … Continue reading Source link

Hijab-wearing Muslim woman racially profiled as 'terrorist' sues Chicago police

Itemad “Angel” Al Matar A young Muslim woman is suing Chicago police who decided she was a “lone wolf” terrorist because she wore a hijab, or headscarf, and was walking briskly out of a city subway station on the Fourth of July last year while wearing a backpack. Here is the surveillance video of what happened to her that day in 2015. Warning: Video may …

2 Muslim women kicked off American Airlines flight in Miami

Two Muslim-American women were kicked off an American Airlines flight this week, basically for flying while Muslim. The women were identified as “noncompliant” by a flight attendant who said he overheard them talking with other passengers about how there was not enough food or water on their delayed plane which was sitting on the tarmac for 5 hours. Their complaints about how bad the …

Muslim-American woman kicked out of Family Dollar store for wearing hijab and niqab

Sarah Safi of Gary, Indiana was kicked out of a Family Dollar store by an assistant store manager who cited the woman’s traditional Muslim dress, a niqab and hijab, as being threatening. Ms. Safi, 32, recorded part of the manager’s tirade on video. Safi is a mother of four and was born in the USA. told local news reporters she is …