‘TEAR ‘EM DOWN!’ Black Lives Matter Activist Shaun King Calls for Removal of ‘Racist’ Jesus Monuments

WASHINGTON — Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King on Monday called for the removal of all monuments, statues, stained glass windows, paintings and murals of “racist” Jesus Christ, and his “European” mother, Mary.

“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been. In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down,” King said in a statement posted to his official Twitter account. “Yes. All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down. They are a gross form white supremacy. Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should all come down.”

King’s statement came in response to a debate in which the removal of several historical monuments was discussed and discussions continued to which statues and monuments were “culturally unacceptable” in 2020.

CNN COMMENTATOR: All Trump supporters are ‘racist’

Atlanta, Ga. — Every American who supports Donald Trump is an all-out racist, according to one CNN contributor.

“He’s made it more popular to be openly racist. Tens of millions of people voted for him after he showed his cards for years,” Author Michaela Angela Davis, while appearing on CNN’s “New Day” to discuss a racially insensitive tweet put out by television star Roseanne Barr.

“Are you suggesting that all the people who voted for Donald Trump are racist?” show host John Berman asked Davis, requesting that she clarify her comment.

“Yes, yes,” Davis responded. “They may not be violently racist. Anti-blackness is a strategy that has been the foundation of part of the American Project…There’s so many different levels of racism and how it works itself out.”

“Most of the time we are operating in racist structures, so you as an individual may not understand that you are racist,” Davis added, “but you are working in a racist structure. So that’s how policemen of color can be participatory.”

Davis’ comments led to a flurry of backlash on social media, prompting Davis to defend her comments via Twitter.

“It’s fascinating horrified people are by being called racists but not at all phased by participating in racists activity or being complicit .. thank you for watching @NewDay this is not easy stuff,” Davis wrote in response to angry comments from Trump voters who were offended at being labeled as racist.

Barr, who was fired by the ABC network earlier this week due to a tweet in which she jokingly compared former Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett to a member of “Planet of the Apes” is a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump.

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THE PRICE OF BEING WHITE: Restaurant admits to charging white customers more than blacks to highlight ‘wage inequality’

NEW ORLEANS, La. — A New Orleans restaurant has admitted to charging white customers more for their meals than blacks in an effort to protest against “wage inequality”.

According to a report published by New Orleans ABC affiliate WGNO, Saartj, a restaurant inside the Roux Carre market on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., says it’s intentionally overcharging whites to spark a conversation about a perceived white privilege.

The restaurant’s head chef, Tunde Wey, says white customers can expect to pay $30 for a typical Nigerian food dish, while black customers are asked to pay $12.

“Saartj combines food with critical discourse. We are a space for important and ernstwhile marginalized perspectives. We cook and discuss what ought to be acknowledged,” the food shop states on its website.

According to Wey, seventy-eight percent of white customers have thus far chosen to pay the extra fee.

“Refusing to pay more comes off as anti-social and people don’t want to be judged for that,” Mr. Weytold Civil Eats. “People look on the other side of the till and see me standing there and they’re thinking that I’m judging them.”

Wey said the decision to do so reveals a mistaken tendency on the part of white people to perceive their wealth as “justly acquired”.

“The ownership of wealth has been contingent on taking from someone else,” the chef said, “and money doesn’t distill virtue on you.”

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‘CROSSING THE LINE’: Parents outraged over Deleware rule that would let kids ‘choose’ own race, gender without consent of Mom and Dad

DOVER, DE — Children in the state of Deleware may soon be able to “choose” their own race and gender without the approval or permission of their parents.

Under new rules implemented under Department of Education Regulation 225 (https://tinyurl.com/ybed28v8) students in Deleware schools would be permitted to self-identify with whatever sex, race or gender they prefer, even if their parents object.

If passed, the rule would allow students to utilize whatever bathroom they choose to use based on what gender they identify with. The rule would also apply to locker rooms and gender-specific sports facilities.

Transgender activist Mark Purpura says the proposed rule is in the “best interest of the child” and helps support kids “living in fear” of their parents.

“The regulation isn’t about keeping a secret, it’s about what’s in the best interest of the child,” Purpura, president of Equality Delaware. “The reality is there are children living in fear who do not feel comfortable coming out to their parents as gay or transgender.”

But many parents are outraged over the proposed rule, claiming that its passage would violate their parental rights.

“I would be livid if the school allowed my daughter to make such a significant decision without me,” Terri Hodges, president of the Delaware PTA, told Fox News (https://tinyurl.com/y9y8lp5z). “I want to protect children,” she said, “but we can’t pick and choose when to engage parents.”

Delaware’s Democrat Gov. John Carney has gone on record as supporting the measure, but Delaware State Rep. Rich Collins, (R)-Millsboro says he opposes it.

“This is taking our eye off the ball,” Collins said. “We have one school that has a 3-percent math proficiency and there are issues educating our kids [across the state].”

‘This is utter insanity,” said one parent who did not wish to be identified. “You can’t choose your own race or gender. This is really big brother crossing the line. What about our rights as parents?”

So far, it appears there are far more against the measure than for it. During the public hearing on the matter, more than 11,000 Delaware citizens spoke up in opposition to the rule.

If approved, Delaware will become the 18th state to enact rules or laws addressing transgenderism in schools.

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WHITE PRIVILEGE?: California professors move to ban ‘racist’ farmers markets

SAN DIEGO, CA — Two California college professors are calling to ban farmer’s markets on the grounds that they are racist.

San Diego State University geography professors Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando J. Bosco contend that farmers’ markets are “white spaces” where blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities feel excluded based on their race.

In their book, titled “Just Green Enough” (https://www.routledge.com/Just-Green-Enough-Urban-Development-and-Environmental-Gentrification/Curran-Hamilton/p/book/9781138713826), Marcelli and Bosco contend that farmers’ markets are “exclusionary” because some minority groups cannot “afford the food and/or feel excluded from these new spaces.”

The professors, who teach an SDSU course called “Food Justice,” argue that “farmers’ markets are often white spaces where the food consumption habits of white people are normalized.”

“The most insidious part of this gentrification process is that alternative food initiatives work against the community activists and residents who first mobilized to fight environmental injustices and provide these amenities but have significantly less political and economic clout than developers and real estate professionals,” the professors claim.

The pair further claim that while “curbing gentrification is a vexing task,” the negative externalities of “white habitus” occurring at farmers’ markets can be reversed through “slow and inclusive steps that balance new initiatives and neighborhood stability to make cities ‘just green enough.’”

Calls for statement to San Diego State University were met with, “no comment”.

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PC GONE WILD: Kelloggs to do away with ‘racist’ Corn Pops design after complaint

BATTLE CREEK, MI — The Kelloggs company announced on Thursday that it will be overhauling the design on its famous Corn Pops box after a consumer complained calling the graphic “racist”.

The company declared on Twitter that it will be replacing the cover drawing of cartoon characters occupying a shopping mall after a man named Saladin Ahmed pointed out that a single brown corn pop was seemingly depicted as working as a janitor.

“Why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? this is teaching kids racism,” Ahmed tweeted to the company.

Kellogg’s tweeted a response 5 hours later stating: “Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion. We did not intend to offend – we apologize. The artwork is updated & will be in stores soon.”

In a separate statement, Kellogg’s spokesperson Kris Charles said, “We take feedback very seriously, and it was never our intention to offend anyone. We apologize sincerely.”

The company’s decision to pull the design sparked a mix of praise and backlash on social media, with many claiming that both Ahmed and Kelloggs were fanning the flames of racial division.

“#CornPops idiots all idiots if you look at a picture and see a race then you my friends are the RACIST” read one tweet.

“This company is participating in the ridiculousness of this accusation by validating it with a response! #kellogs #cornpops #racist,” read another.

Still another person tweeted, “What’s wrong? Is being a janitor a bad thing? Or is it that the dark pop is the only one wearing clothes and with a job?”

In reply to Kellogg’s addressing his complaint, Ahmed said he was “pleased” with the decision to remove the “offensive” Corn Pop and thanked the company for their “swift response”.

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PC GONE WILD? ‘Gone With The Wind’ banned due to ‘racially insensitive’ content

MEMPHIS, TN — 1930’s film classic “Gone With the Wind” has been banned from screening due to what activists have deemed “racially insensitive” content.

The Oscar winning film starring Vivien Leigh and Clarke Gable, has been removed from a historic Memphis, Tennessee theater that had showcased “Gone With the Wind” screenings for more than 34 years.

In a statement, the president of the Orpheum Theatre confirmed the decision to ban the film on the basis of its “insensitive” content.

“The Orpheum appreciates feedback on its programming from all members of the mid-south community,” Orpheum president Bret Batterson said. “As an organization whose stated mission is to ‘entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves,’ the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population.”

“This is something that’s been questioned every year,” Batterson’s statement continued, “but the social media storm this year really brought it home.”

Film lovers were quick to voice their outrage over the decision, with many taking to Orpheum’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1690854501220051/permalink/1743908129248021/?action_history=null) to vent their frustration.

“This is the stupidest thing I have heard lately and believe me there have been some really stupid things done lately in the name of ‘racism’ – How ignorant are you people – Never will I go to this theater or any other one that promotes this BS,” one commenter wrote.

“A full boycott of the Orpheum should commence immediately, and not cease until this abominable decision is rescinded. Period,” wrote another.

According to the film fact website IMDB, Hattie McDaniel, who played “Mammy” in the 1939 film, was the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award.

Based on the 1936 novel by Atlanta’s Margaret Mitchell, “Gone With the Wind” was set in the South during the Civil War and included scenes involving slavery. The movie won eight Oscars, including picture of the year.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘I Have a Dream’ speech on its 54th anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — 54 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech.

On the anniversary of this iconic speech and in light of the recent events in America regarding race relations, I thought it appropriate to run that ground breaking speech in it’s entirety . Maybe, just maybe, the world may learn something from it.

Dr. Martin Luther King in a speech delivered at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963:

“Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But 100 years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land. And so we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition. In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men – yes, black men as well as white men – would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked insufficient funds.

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt.

We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

We have also come to his hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.

Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time…to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. 1963 is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual.

There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny.

And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.

There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, when will you be satisfied? We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities.

We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: for whites only.

We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote.

No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our Northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day down in Alabama with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, one day right down in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning: My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims’ pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado. Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. But not only that, let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when we this happen, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last. Free at last. Thank God almighty, we are free at last.”

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TRUMP TAKES ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION; PRESIDENT ORDERS JUSTICE DEPT TO LOOK INTO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST NON MINORITIES

WASHINGTON, D.C.– In a move that has seemingly driven progressives to near meltdown mode, President Donald Trump has reportedly ordered the Justice Department to take on the decades long social justice program known as Affirmative Action.

Affirmative Action, which originated under Executive Order 10925 of the John F. Kennedy administration, is a mandate that was issued to “end and correct the effects of a specific form of discrimination” and is used to ensure that minorities are not discriminated against based on factors such as gender, race or ethnicity.

Late Tuesday evening, The New York Times tweeted it had obtained an internal DOJ job announcement which sought attorneys interested in a project on “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.” The tweet quickly went viral and opponents of the president were quick to shout claims of racism and misogyny.

John King, who served as education secretary under President Obama, said he was “deeply disheartened” by the the president’s “hard line against efforts to increase campus diversity rather than focusing on addressing the persistent opportunity gaps facing students of color and low-income students.”

Anurima Bhargava, another Obama era appointee who led the Educational Opportunities Section under his administration called the move a “scare tactic” intended to “drum up a bunch of fear and intimidate schools who are trying to provide a pipeline to leadership for all Americans.”

Vanita Gupta, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, who also served as a civil rights attorney under the Obama administration said the investigation would amount to “changing course on a key civil rights issue” and proves the Justice Department is “now actively seeking to challenge efforts that colleges and universities have undertaken to expand educational opportunity.”

Former Education Secretary John King, who too served under the Barack Obama administration, condemned the decision to look into claims of abuse of the Affirmative Action program, saying diversity benefits schools and communities.

“I am deeply disheartened that the administration appears to be taking a hard line against efforts to increase campus diversity rather than focusing on addressing the persistent opportunity gaps facing students of color and low-income students,” King, said in a statement.

But supporters of the president say there is nothing in the job announcement that would suggest that Trump is targeting blacks, women or other minorities in any way.

But Roger Clegg, a civil rights official during the Reagan era who now runs the conservative Center for Equal Opportunity, said it was an encouraging sign.

“The civil rights laws were deliberately written to protect everyone from discrimination, and it is frequently the case that not only are whites discriminated against now, but frequently Asian-Americans are as well,” said Clegg. “Anytime a university discriminates on the basis of race it ought to creep people out, and it doesn’t make any difference who’s being discriminated against on the basis of race,” he added. “I’m delighted that the Trump administration is doing this.”

When reached for comment, a spokesperson for the Justice Department refused to confirm or deny plans to look into what many who oppose the program refer to as “reverse discrimination”.

“The Department of Justice does not discuss personnel matters, so we’ll decline comment,” said Devin O’Malley, a department spokesman.

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‘NO WHITES ALLOWED’; TENSIONS FLARE AS SCHOOL PLANS ‘WHITE PEOPLE FREE DAY’ ON CAMPUS

OLYMPIA, WA — A college in Washington State is facing growing backlash after announcing its plans for a “white people free” day on campus.

According to a report published by The Olympian (http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/education/article152491379.html), organizers at The Evergreen State College called for a day free of Caucasians at the school in an effort to protest “white privilege”.

Things backfired, however, when a white professor on campus spoke out against the plan, saying he no longer feels safe on campus due to the color of his skin.

Calling the planned day “an act of oppression in and of itself,” Professor Bret Weinstein said he planned to show up on campus to spite the demonstration. “If there was interest in a public presentation and discussion of race through a scientific/revolutionary lens, I would be quite willing to organize such an event,” Weinstein wrote in an email to Director of First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services Rashida Love (http://college.usatoday.com/2017/05/30/protests-erupt-over-racism-at-evergreen-state-college/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories).

In response to Weinstein’s rebellion, students quickly began calling for the professor to be fired and on Wednesday, May 23, approximately 50 students confronted Weinstein outside his classroom. The demonstration grew and at one point nearly 200 students flooded into the instructor’s classroom.

“Hey-hey, ho-ho, these racist teachers have got to go,” the students chanted in a video which was uploaded to social media.

The video quickly went viral and students at the school claimed they were the targets of “conservatives and white supremacists”.

“We demand that the video created for Day of Absence and Day of Presence that was stolen by white supremacists and edited to expose and ridicule the students and staff be taken down by the administration by this Friday,” the students who had organized the event said in a statement to the College Fix (https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32824/).

In light of the protests, Weinstein now says he no longer feels safe on campus due to the color of his skin. “I have been told by the Chief of Police it’s not safe for me to be on campus,” he told Seattle’s KING news (http://www.king5.com/news/local/olympia/professor-told-hes-not-safe-on-campus-after-college-protests/443098670).

Speaking out against the protest also in no way makes him a racist, added Weinstein.
“When one opposes these proposals, what happens is one is stigmatized as ‘anti-equity’ and because I am light-skinned the narrative suggests I’m a person who has benefited from privilege and that I’m trying to preserve that privilege in the face of a legitimate challenge,” he said.

The students say they will continue to protest what they call “racist policies” at the college.

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