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Running racism in America thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Scout, May 26, 2020.

  1. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Just read a racist post in the politics thread pertaining to Clarence Thomas.
  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    There is a button available that clears out a lot of posts that need clearing out, particularly on that thread.
  3. OscarMadison

    OscarMadison Well-Known Member

    You mean when someone called him an Uncle Tom?
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Calling Clarence an Uncle Tom, is an insult to Uncle Tom. Thomas is a loathesome idiot.

    “It was a really rough time for me during the Clarence Thomas hearings because it was very common in the black community to refer to Clarence Thomas as an "Uncle Tom." And my understanding of Justice Thomas, you know, he wasn't good enough to be the real Uncle Tom. I couldn't imagine him being someone who would have let himself be beat to death rather than reveal where these two black women were. “ Prof. PATRICIA TURNER (African-American Studies, University of California, Davis; Folklorist)
    OscarMadison likes this.
  5. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    You mean the guy married to an accessory to murder?
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Fears of White People Losing Out Permeate Capitol Rioters’ Towns, Study Finds
    If Mr. Pape’s initial conclusions — published on Tuesday in The Washington Post — hold true, they would suggest that the Capitol attack has historical echoes reaching back to before the Civil War, he said in an interview over the weekend. In the shorter term, he added, the study would appear to connect Jan. 6 not only to the once-fringe right-wing theory called the Great Replacement, which holds that minorities and immigrants are seeking to take over the country, but also to events like the far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 where crowds of white men marched with torches chanting, “Jews will not replace us!”

    “If you look back in history, there has always been a series of far-right extremist movements responding to new waves of immigration to the United States or to movements for civil rights by minority groups,” Mr. Pape said. “You see a common pattern in the Capitol insurrectionists. They are mainly middle-class to upper-middle-class whites who are worried that, as social changes occur around them, they will see a decline in their status in the future.”
  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

  8. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    I’m fascinated by how many republicans I know who are suddenly concerned about the financial impact on Black-owned business in Atlanta because of the All-Star game leaving town.
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  9. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I’m sure Slutty Vegan will muddle through.
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Wait for it ... wait for it …

    In the late afternoon on Tuesday, a woman burst into Good Choice for Nails Salon near Manhattan’s Chinatown and began berating and threatening the Asian workers. “You brought coronavirus to this country!” she yelled, according to police.

    Her diatribe continued outside, where she spewed hateful remarks at an Asian person on the sidewalk.​

    … wait for it ...

    Then, when a bystander intervened, she called the Asian American man “a Chinese mother f-----," according to police. But he wasn’t just another pedestrian: he was an undercover NYPD officer.

    After the officer called for backup, the NYPD arrested the woman, identified by authorities as 50-year-old Sharon Williams. She was charged with harassment as a hate crime and aggravated harassment as a hate crime, police told The Washington Post.

    Williams could not be reached for comment; it is unclear if she has a lawyer.
    And now some background:

    The incident, which was first reported by WLNY, is the latest in a surge of attacks on Asian Americans throughout the country and comes weeks after shootings at three spas in the Atlanta area killed eight, including six Asian women. New York has seen a stark rise as well, with at least 35 anti-Asian hate crime reports already this year, the New York Times reported, as opposed to the 28 all last year.

    Last month, authorities charged a 26-year-old homeless man with a hate crime for allegedly punching an Asian man. Last week, a 38-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a 65-year-old Asian American woman, pushing her down and stomping on her, received three hate-crime charges.

    To address the surge, the NYPD created an 18-member Asian hate crime task force last year. Two weeks ago, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea announced that the department would increase its outreach to Asian communities and deploy plainclothes Asian American officers in Chinatown and other areas of the city with larger Asian American populations.

    “The next person you target, whether it’s through speech, menacing activity, or anything else, walking along a sidewalk or a train platform, may be a plainclothes New York City police officer. So think twice,” Shea said at a news conference on March 25.

    The undercover officer outside Good Choice for Nails Salon on Tuesday was part of that effort, police said.​

    She yelled an anti-Asian slur at a man on the street, police said. He was an undercover NYPD officer. — The Washington Post
  12. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Why aren't NY papers covering that?
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