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


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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 out on the Internet, and 100 of them are getting me in trouble. When all of your missteps are there all together for people to see, it’s not a pretty picture.”

Under the monikers, Huppenthal joined discussions and shared views on issues including abortion, the economy, education and child protection. Some examples:

• “There is no aspect of (Child Protective Services) nationwide which protects children. No correlation between spending on CPS and child safety,” Thucydides posted in January on Blog for Arizona. “The only factors which provide safety for children are employment of parents and good schools on the positive side and welfare enrollment on the negative side.”

• “It was Darwin, not Hitler, who named the Germans the master race,” Thucydides posted in September 2013 on the blog Seeing Red AZ. “It was Darwin who expressed approval of eliminating both Jews and Africans. Hitler worked to eliminate the Jews. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood was given the job of eliminating African-Americans. Hitler fed 6 million Jews into the ovens. Sanger has fed 16 million African-Americans into the abortion mills.”

• “We now know that (Franklin D. Roosevelt) was almost completely responsible for the great depression,” Falcon9 posted in 2013 on Blog for Arizona. “Only in liberal mythology did FDR ‘save’ the nation. … Worse yet, Roosevelt’s disastrous economic policies drug down the whole world and directly led to the rise of a no-name hack named Adolph Hitler who was going nowhere until Germany’s economy went into the tank.”

• “Obama is rewarding the lazy pigs with food stamps (44 million people), air-conditioning, free health care, flat-screen TV’s (typical of “poor” families).” (Editor’s note: Parentheses included in posting.)

More at the Arizona Republic.

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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 as a weapon to fight back.

He recorded his attempt to drink water from a water fountain in the warehouse office.


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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 in the USA knows how bad it is to be seen as racist. They claim they aren’t racist while wearing clothing that is clearly identified as racist.

Her documentary is 92 minutes long. YouTube has a 35 minute piece. Below, in two parts is the full documentary, but there are no English subtitles.

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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 LA Fitness,’ and he says, ‘I think you’re DUI,'” said Thornton. “He (the officer) goes, ‘Well we’re going to do a sobriety test.’ I said, ‘OK, but I got bad knees and a bad hip with surgery in two days.'”

Thornton said two other officers arrived and he conducted the sobriety test.

According to documents provided to ABC15 from the City of Surprise, Thornton was taken to police headquarters where he took a breathalyzer test.

The test, according to the police documents came back with a blood alcohol level of 0.000.

That wasn’t good enough for the police, so they ordered blood tests too.

While in custody, a “DRE” or drug recognition expert is called to test Thornton.

“After he did all the tests, he says, ‘I would never have arrested you, you show no signs of impairment,'” said Thornton.

His tests came back negative. Despite all this, his car was impounded, his license was suspended, and he was told he’d have to take a drinking class.

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