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    I was looking for a place to put this so we could discuss but didn't really find a place that worked so I created this thread so we can all place articles, experiences, videos and examples of racism in the USA.

    This is one that happened this week. The lady even called and filed a complaint on the officer. This officer also chose to wear the body cam (apparently, LA doesn't require this yet). This exchange wasn't necessarily racist IMO until she started with the "mexican racist...you will never be white, like you want" garbage. That is when it turned racist IMO

    All the murderer and other insults, I think are just a by product of CRT and ACAB rhetoric that is very common on the radical left and sadly is being brought to mainstream in this country.

    Another point that I think is worth mentioning is she is a teacher and the sense of entitlement she feels is mind blowing.

    https://news.yahoo.com/black-teacher-berates-latino-la-221235341.html
     
    Racism is “pervasive and relentless” and on the rise in Europe, with nearly half of black people in member states surveyed by the EU reporting discrimination, from the verbal abuse of their children to being blocked by landlords from renting homes.

    In every walk of life, from schools to the job market, housing and health, a survey by the EU’s rights agency of people of African descent found high levels of discrimination, with some of the worst results recorded in Austria and Germany, where far-right parties have been on the rise.

    The survey of 6,752 people of African descent in 13 countries – Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden – found 45% had experienced racial discrimination, an increase of six percentage points from 39% in 2016.…..

     
    Guess this can go here
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    At a foundry last weekend, with fire blazing and anti-racist activists watching, the statue of the Confederate general Robert E Lee that sparked the deadly 2017 Charlottesville white nationalist riot was cut into pieces and melted down to liquid brass.

    “It felt like an execution,” said Jalane Schmidt, co-founder of Charlottesville Black Lives Matter and a professor at the University of Virginia.

    Along with other activists, Schmidt traveled from Charlottesville to watch the melting at the foundry, which organizers will only identify as being “somewhere in the south” out of concerns for the physical safety of the foundry workers.

    “It was very solemn. Nobody cheering, nothing like that. It was very quiet. People weren’t even talking,” she said.

    The melting was the culmination of a years-long effort to remove the Confederate statue from downtown Charlottesville. The issue became a flashpoint in 2016, and sparked a deadly white nationalist riot a year later, in 2017, which resulted in the death of the counter-protester Heather Heyer and two police officers, whose helicopter crashed.

    After a series of lawsuits, the statue was finally removed in 2021 to much fanfare. It had been sitting in a warehouse in an undisclosed location until even more lawsuits made their way through the justice system. Then, on 26 September this year, the final lawsuit ended. The statue could be melted down.

    The melting project, formally known as Swords into Plowshares, was organized by the Charlottesville non-profit organization Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. The organization’s proposal for what to do with the Confederate statue unanimously won Charlottesville city council approval in 2021.

    For many in the crowd at the foundry on the day of the melting, the fight over the Lee statue was personal.

    “I thought of everything that had happened in the last six and a half years,” said Lisa Draine, interim project director for Swords into Plowshares. “On August 11 and 12, 2017, with my two daughters, I stood up to torch-bearing neo-Nazis and white nationalists with guns in our streets. My family was traumatized when my younger daughter was badly injured in the terrorist car attack that killed Heather Heyer and injured dozens that day. Our lives would never be the same. The fight to remove Confederate statues from our parks became personal.”

    Among those activists watching was the Rev Isaac Collins, a pastor in Charlottesville during the summer of 2017.

    “To be present was … it’s hard to put into words,” Collins said. “We were a part of this hundred-year history of resistance to the statue, but also this 400-year legacy of race in the United States. So, it was very gratifying. It was very sobering. It was humbling.”………

     
    the fact they don't want to say the name of the foundry, to protect the physical safety of the employees says all you need to know about the racist terrorists in this country .
    Article saying exactly this
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    That it had to be done in secret says it all.


    The Robert E. Lee statue that propelled white nationalists to wield torches and march through Charlottesville couldn’t be destroyed in a known place at a known time. Of course not.


    The foundry that agreed to melt down that oxidized metal — after others refused — couldn’t be publicly revealed. Of course not.

    The people who witnessed the melting of that statue couldn’t keep the location trackers of their phones on. Of course not…….

    How that work took place shows what they were up against. While that statue is now gone, what it unleashed remains.

    That Lee statue emboldened racists, prompted public displays of violence and led to private threats — and those don’t melt down as easily as bronze.


    One of the most powerful parts of The Post’s story comes at the beginning. The dateline reads, “SOMEWHERE IN THE U.S. SOUTH.”

    The secrecy that was needed to keep the people who organized and participated in the event safe is not just an interesting side note. It is revealing. It shows how risky it is in this country to take on Confederate statues.


    The Black man who owned the foundry that ultimately melted down the statue described that work as an honor. He also didn’t want his identity revealed. He is quoted in the story as saying: “The risk is being targeted by people of hate, having my business damaged, having threats to family and friends.”…….

     
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    Nobody has right to whine, complain, threaten or carry out acts of violence on behalf of Confederate statues for a very simple reason:

    If you cannot logically defend putting up new ones, you can't logically protest tearing down the old ones.

    Enough! And, GROW UP!
     
    I'm sure this "officer" treated all they people he dealt with fairly and equally, right? SMH.
    N**** wanted to carry a gun in the Wild West,” Mr McNamara wrote the night after the shooting. “Not on my watch haha.”
    The other texts were sent in June and July, months after the March shooting, when hearings were held.
    “I hate black people,” one of the messages from July stated.
    r McNamara, a white officer, had spent six years with the department and was involved in the shooting that came after a large brawl broke out at the taqueria last year. Two days after the brawl, police revealed that an officer had discharged his weapon, shooting the man who had disarmed a gunman involved in the restaurant fight
    Mr Green was playing football for Contra Costa College at the time after attending and playing for Oakland McClymonds High School. He was shot four times and has sued the city.

    I'm sure he was mad becuase he knew he was in the wrong for shooting the wrong person.
    I imagine his thought proecess was "a black guy with a gun, he's guilty!" bam

     
    A man was arrested over the weekend for threatening to kill an Arizona rabbi and “every other JEW [sic] I can find tonight at midnight of your Sabbath”, the US Department of Justiceannounced in a news release on Monday.

    Jeffrey Mindock, 50, of Tempe, Arizona, was taken into custody Saturday on federal charges. The news release does not specify what the charges were.

    According to a complaint, Mr Mindock sent an email on Friday to a Rabbi at a local synagogue in Scottsdale asking the religious leader to “try to convince” a Utah judge to “drop the charges against” him in a state district court case.


    The subject of the email was “HITLER WAS RIGHT”, the complaint stated.

    “As I have watched the atrocities unfolding in Palestine, I have come to the realization that YOU people are to blame for everything evil in this world,” federal prosecutors say Mr Mindock wrote in an email.

    The man continued the correspondence by stating that if the Rabbi did not have the charges dropped against him, he would “execute” him.…..

     
    The US army is overturning the convictions of 110 Black soldiers – 19 of whom were executed – for a mutiny at a Houston military camp a century ago, an effort to atone for imposing harsh punishments linked to Jim Crow-era racism.

    US army officials announced the historic reversal Monday during a ceremony posthumously honoring the regiment known as the Buffalo Soldiers, who had been sent to Houston in 1917, during the first world war, to guard a military training facility. Clashes arose between the regiment and white police officers and civilians and 19 people were killed.

    “We cannot change the past; however, this decision provides the Army and the American people an opportunity to learn from this difficult moment in our history,” Gabe Camarillo, the under secretary of the army, said in a statement.

    The South Texas College of Law first requested the army look into the cases in October 2020 and again in December 2021. The army then received clemency petitions from retired general officers on behalf of the 110 soldiers.

    At the secretary of the army’s petition, the army board for correction of military records reviewed records of the cases and found that “significant deficiencies permeated the cases”. The proceedings were found to be “fundamentally unfair”, according to the army’s statement. The board members unanimously recommended all convictions be set aside and the military service of the soldiers’ to be characterized as “honorable”.

    Christine Wormuth, the secretary of the army, said in the statement that the move marks the army’s acknowledgement of past mistakes and sets the record straight.

    “After a thorough review, the board has found that these soldiers were wrongly treated because of their race and were not given fair trials,” Wormuth said.

    Military records will be corrected to the extent possible to recognize service as honorable and their families might be eligible for compensation, according to the army.

    In August 1917, four months after the US entered the first world war, soldiers of the all-Black Third Battalion of the US Army’s 24th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Buffalo Soldiers, marched into Houston where clashes erupted following racial provocations.

    The regiment had been sent to Houston to guard Camp Logan, which was under construction for the training of white soldiers who would be sent to France during the first world war. The city was then governed by Jim Crow laws and tensions boiled over.

    Law enforcement at the time described the events as a deadly and premeditated assault by the soldiers on a white population. Historians and advocates say the soldiers responded to what was thought to be a white mob heading for them.

    Out of 118 soldiers, 110 were found guilty in the largest murder trial in US history. Nineteen of them were hanged.…….

     
    A 22-year-old Canadian man accused of killing three generations of a family in Ontario in 2021 wanted to send a “brutal message” to all Muslims, a jury was told on Wednesday.

    Prosecutors said in their closing argument that Nathaniel Veltman wanted to send the “message” to Muslims to “leave this country or you and your loved ones could be next” and “made the conscious choice to fill himself full of hate for Muslims ... and to plan and execute a murderous terrorist attack”.

    Three generations of a Muslim family – high school student Yumnah Afzaal, 15, her parents Madiha Salman, 44, and Salman Afzaal, 46, and family matriarch Talat Afzaal, 74, who was a teacher and artist, were killed while out for an evening walk on 6 June 2021. A nine-year-old boy was seriously injured but survived.

    Both defence and prosecution attorneys concur that it was Mr Veltman who drove his pickup truck into the Afzaal family while they were out for a walk.

    According to the BBC, Mr Veltman’s case marked the first time a Canadian jury heard legal arguments on terrorism related to white supremacy.…….



     
    Allen Tsosie was just 14 when he went to work in the uranium mines in the Lukachukai mountains near Cove, Arizona.

    Tsosie was one of thousands of Navajos who took jobs in the mines, starting in the 1940s. They worked without masks or ventilation to disperse the lethal radon gas, and they were never told the rocks they were handling – leetso in the Diné language, or yellow dirt – were deadly.

    In Cove, “you see a lot of women and children,” said Kathleen Tsosie, Allen’s daughter, because hundreds of men who worked in the mines have died.

    Between 1944 and 1986, miners excavated nearly 30m tons of uranium ore – material used to develop nuclear weapons – from the Diné homelands, which spread across north-west New Mexico and north-east Arizona, and a sliver of southern Utah. These workers developed respiratory illnesses like lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and silicosis at alarming rates.

    Allen, who worked in the mines for three decades, was among the victims: he died of lung cancer in 1985, at age 47.

    Now, nearly 40 years after the last mine in Navajo country closed, former miners and other members of the Diné community who were exposed to uranium are fighting to get the radioactive waste cleaned up and to get fair compensation for those who have been sickened.

    In July, the US Senate voted to expand the 1990 Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (Reca), which is set to expire next year.

    The original version of the law doesn’t cover those who worked in the industry after 1971 and offered limited coverage to downwinders – people who lived near nuclear weapons test sites or the mines.

    But if the expansion passes as part of a larger defense spending bill, advocates say it offers life-changing compensation to those who helped build the US’s nuclear arsenal and lived amid its toxic waste.……

     
    funny how that ticks off one side when it's flipped. maybe she was joking, or misunderstood or (place with excuse) that you usually use for Musk, Putin and Trump .
     

    Look at you, all woke! I'm so proud of you.

    Funny think, though, Donna pronounced the name like it is pronounced in Hindi, with the K in the end.
    I guess Vivek prefers his pronunciation, as if it was his personal pronoun.

    Also, it seems to me this amuse person whoever they are is the one who's playing the race card, assuming that "go home" means 'go back to your country", (which can be xenophobic, but nationality does not equal race or ethnicity) since "go home" in general just means go to your house.

     
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