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C-SPAN’s news program Washington Journal, turned ugly during a discussion on civil rights Thursday. Source.

State schools Superintendent John Huppenthal admitted last week that he made several anonymous racist comments. He likened welfare recipients to “lazy pigs.” He blamed the Great Depression on Franklin D. Roosevelt and said FDR’s economic policies gave rise to Hitler. He said Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was responsible for feeding 16 million African-Americans into abortion mills. The comments, under various pseudonyms including Falcon9 and Thucydides, have been appearing since 2011. “I love talking about public policy, and I have a passion for engaging in debate,” Huppenthal said on Wednesday. “I probably have 300,000 words […]

Two men filed charges against the Atkinson Cotton Warehouse. They’re accusing their former supervisor of calling them “monkeys” and telling them the water fountain and microwave were for white people only. Antonio Harris and Marrio Mangrum say their former supervisor was stuck in the past. “He would be like, ‘You need to think like a white man,” said Mangrum “He pulled his pants down in front of us and told us to kiss his white tail ,” said Harris. He said after months of racist comments and feeling powerless, he decided to use his phone […]

Mo Asumang, daughter of a black Ghanaian father and a white German mother, talks to BBC News about her experiences making her new documentary, The Aryans, in which she confronts racists, both in Germany and among the Ku Klux Klan in America. Most of the neo-nazis won’t talk to Asumang. They tell her it’s best to go away, but won’t openly state their beliefs on camera. The one who did just said they wanted deportation to other places. It makes one wonder what they would say to her off camera. It’s interesting that the KKK […]

Jessie Thornton has been stopped ten times and given a ticket four times, simply for being black. The last time he was stopped, it was for “crossing the white line in his lane.” “He (the officer) walked up and he said ‘I can tell you’re driving DUI by looking in your eyes,’” said Thornton. The 64-year-old says his eyes could have been red because he had just left LA Fitness where he was in the pool swimming. “I take my glasses off and he says, ‘You’ve got bloodshot eyes.’ I said, ‘I’ve been swimming at […]

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