"I remember telling him that I was I was thinking about turning pro after my sophomore year...and this look kind of came on its his face, like 'I don't know whether you should do that.' But I don't think it was necessarily a reflection on me and my tennis, but more reflection about how much he valued education." … [Read more...] about ‘I absolutely experienced racism in and out of tennis,’ says former Wimbledon finalist Mal Washington
The Republican who has kept the greatest distance from Trump without fully opposing him is Senator Jeff Flake, who represents a state (Arizona) with a sizable and growing Latino population. “There’s one sure thing: I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president,” Flake tells Politico. Flake stayed home during the convention, and he says he is “nowhere near ready to support” the nominee. Flake wants Trump to earn his support, but first the candidate “has to stop using language that demonizes Latinos and mocks prisoners of war,” Politico reports. Flake considers Trump’s racism unacceptable, but sees his racism as a series of discrete acts that he can stop engaging in, rather than a pattern that reflects unacceptably racist underlying beliefs. Flake withholds any character judgment of the nominee; he simply requires that he stop acting so racist for some undefined period of time in order to endorse him. Other blue-state senators, like … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Gave Republicans the Choice of Racism or Defeat. They Chose Racism.
Kudlow is the latest Trump administration official to dispute the existence of systemic racism in the U.S. in the aftermath of Floyd's death. Floyd died in Minneapolis late last month after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Since then, demonstrations have persisted nationwide to protest police brutality and racial injustice. … [Read more...] about Kudlow: ‘I don’t believe there’s systemic racism in the US’
“That is a form of racism and white supremacy and white control to say that all Black people need to be Democrat and to assume that me running is me splitting the vote. All of that information is being charged up on social media platforms by Democrats,” Kanye West said in a lengthy interview with Forbes magazine. “And Democrats used to tell me, the same Democrats have threatened me…. The reason why this is the first day I registered to vote is because I was scared. I was told that if I voted on Trump my music career would be over.” … [Read more...] about Kanye West: ‘It’s ‘Racism and White Supremacy to Say All Black People Need to Be Democrat’
He added, “The President, rather than having a chance to acknowledge America’s original sin, he literally made it worse by suggesting that honoring black people on Fifth Avenue would somehow make it less valuable or luxurious. I’ve got to tell you. People are outraged by that.” … [Read more...] about De Blasio: Trump Denouncing NYC’s Black Lives Matter Mural ‘Pure Racism’