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Woman Yells 'You Live Off White People' in Racist Rant at BLM Protesters
A woman in Pennsylvania shouted racist abuse at Black Lives Matter protesters on Sunday and told them, "You live off white people."
As the protesters in Watsontown chanted "No justice, no peace," the white woman shouted "trash" and "fuck you, we're going to give you no peace."
A protester can be heard off camera shouting "We love you" as the woman says "b****, f****** b****." She shouts at the protesters, "You live off of white people" and they again reply with "We love you," to which she responds: "you f****** communists" and "fuck off, keep your HIV over there."
Employee of a Miami restaurant quit after he says one of its owners jokingly referred to blackened chicken wings menu item as 'I Can't Breathe'
University of North Carolina Wilmington professor behind 'vile' racist and sexist tweets to retire
Univ. of Wisconsin students want Lincoln statue removed: Sure, he was 'anti-slavery,' but he wasn't 'pro-Black'
White man charged with pointing gun at Black homeowner
Former Everlane Employees Are Calling For A Boycott After Speaking Out About Workplace Racism
Restaurant Co-Owner Cites Husband’s Mental Health After He Refuses Black Customer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirt
YouTuber Liza Koshy apologizes after backlash for videos mocking Japanese accent
YouTube Has Suspended Monetization On Shane Dawson's Channels After He Apologized For
Morphe has removed Shane Dawson's makeup range from its online store after he was accused of sexualizing Willow Smith as a minor and wearing blackface
Jada Pinkett Smith and Son Jaden 'Disgusted' Over YouTuber Shane Dawson 'Sexualizing' Willow in Video
Jada Pinkett Smith and her son Jaden are taking a stand against Shane Dawson.
On Saturday, the mother-son pair called out Dawson, 31, on Twitter after an old clip resurfaced of the YouTuber seemingly masturbating to a poster of Willow Smith, 19, when she was age 11.
St. Louis mayor slammed for broadcasting names, addresses of 'defund the police' supporters
The mayor of St. Louis is facing backlash for reading aloud during a public briefing the full names and street addresses of protesters who are calling on the city to defund the police department.
Democratic Mayor Lyda Krewson was answering questions during a Facebook Live briefing Friday afternoon, which she has held regularly during the coronavirus pandemic, when someone asked about a meeting she had with demonstrators outside City Hall earlier in the day.
The mayor responded that the conversation “wasn’t really a two-way conversation… because there was a very loud response from the demonstrators," NBC's affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri KSDK reported.
'I Should've Killed You': Unrepentant White Supremacist Murderer Threatens Victim At Sentencing
Black Lives Matter Wants to End Police Brutality. History Suggests It Will Go Much Further.
Gay trans teen mocked on the street while cis woman laughs and points at his crotch in hate-filled, disturbing video
Gay trans man Jasper Lauter has shared a video of the horrific moment when two cisgender people verbally assaulted him in a hate-filled, transphobic incident in California.
Lauter, who lives in Fairfax, California, was putting rainbow flags up around his hometown on June 20 when he noticed a bake sale benefiting the Black Lives Matter movement had attracted negative attention.
When Lauter noticed that a male and a female were giving a hard time to the volunteers, he decided to intervene.
All 3 victims stabbed to death in U.K. park were reportedly members of the LGBTQ community
Transgender woman was “karate chopped” by drunks for using the women’s bathroom
A ‘real life Mister Rogers’ hung a rainbow outside his home for Pride. A homophobic neighbour told him he ‘shamed the community’
Restaurant Group Apologizes and Changes Policy After Black Woman and Her Son Were Denied Service
Atlas Restaurant Group has issued an apology after one of their Baltimore restaurants denied service to a Black woman and her 9-year-old son because of how he was dressed.
On Monday, a video posted on social media showed the woman, Marcia Grant, being turned away at Ouzo Bay in Baltimore’s Harbor East after an unidentified manager tells Grant that her son’s outfit violates the restaurant’s dress code, despite a white boy at the restaurant wearing a similar outfit to her son.
Clive Myrie details racist abuse he receives as BBC News presenter
The BBC News presenter Clive Myrie says the racist abuse he regularly receives has become increasingly virulent and prevalent in recent years and is at its worst since he started his career in 1988.
A far-right extremist who threatened to kill him was jailed last year. Myrie said the UK must not be complacent over racism in society, and that the groundswell of anti-racism protests demonstrated the widespread desire for systemic change.
“The most recent thing I got two weeks ago was quite succinct: ‘Fuck off you black cunt,’” he said.
“It actually doesn’t really bother me at all. What bothers me is the general sense that we live in a country where some people think racism is either imagined, or in people’s minds, and I think that is a notion that has to be fought.
“We’ve got problems in our own house that we need to sort out. There are a few too many people running around saying that we’re fine here, we’re not like America.”
This is a moment of reckoning on race for White Christians
Growing up in the South, Robert P. Jones attended Southern Baptist churches, Sunday schools, even a Southern Baptist college.
But it was only in seminary, in his mid-20s, that Jones says he learned the full truth about Southern Baptists' white supremacist roots. The denomination was founded to defend slavery and did not formally rebuke its past until 1995, when Southern Baptists voted to apologize for their history of racism.
Jones was a social scientist before he realized how stubbornly racist ideas can persist in White churches.
"Rather, as the dominant cultural power in America, they have been responsible for constructing and sustaining a project to protect White supremacy and resist Black equality," he writes. "This project has framed the entire American story."
"White Christian churches have not just been complacent; they have not only been complicit," he writes in his book, "White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity," publishing next month.
Oakland's bishop called 'racist' by Catholic pastor over Black Lives Matter
Man, 22, with coronavirus is arrested for rioting at a Black Lives Matter protest without a face mask and refusing to social distance, even though he knew he was infected
A man who was arrested for rioting at a Black Lives Matter demonstration of 250 people in Pennsylvania has told authorities that he went out without a face mask despite knowingly having coronavirus.
Passenger who squeezed flight attendant’s butt & called him “gay boy” gets sent to prison
An unruly passenger was just sentenced to six months in prison for the sexual assault of a male flight attendant.
The passenger, Gavin Capps, was flying with EasyJet from Manchester, U.K., to Iceland for work this past January, when he attacked the flight attendant.
Related: 4 firemen arrested for attempted sexual assault of a male teenaged volunteer
Capps had three beers on the flight and went to the front of the plane to get more, but he was sent back and told to wait for the in-flight service. When the duty-free trolley came down the aisle, Capps took 400 cigarettes from it and hid them under his seat.
Flight attendants warned him to stop causing trouble, but then he attacked.
“Ex-lesbian” is “thanking God” for the COVID pandemic because Pride parades were canceled
South Korea's coronavirus contact tracing singles out LGBTQ community
Petition Calls To ‘Change Symbol For NHS’ From LGBT Pride Flag
A Straight Man Thinks the Pandemic Might Have Turned Him Gay
Religious exemptions are gutting civil rights protections, advocacy groups warn
The Trump administration's expansion of religious exemptions is undermining civil rights protections and codifying discrimination against marginalized groups — particularly LGBTQ people — according to a report released Monday by three research and advocacy groups.
Using a combination of new rules, legal interventions and newly created divisions, the departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Labor and State have all taken steps to advance "religious liberty," often at the expense of LGBTQ rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for American Progress and the Movement Advancement Project argue in their report.
The proposed rules — from the departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, Agriculture and Education, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development — would undo several Obama-era regulations, including those that require federally funded religious organizations to inform beneficiaries about certain rights.
For example, if a homeless LGBTQ teen sought help from a faith-based provider and the provider was not accepting of the teen's sexual orientation or gender identity, the provider would no longer have to inform the teen under the new rule about alternative providers that may be more accepting.
"These rules would be harmful to LGBTQ people, women, religious minorities and others during the best of times, but they're particularly unconscionable during a public health crisis when even more people than usual are relying on social services," said Rachel Laser, president of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, which was not involved with Monday's report.
Jonathan Schmitz Killed A Man For Revealing A Crush On Him On TV — Where Is He Now?
Michigan man Jonathan Schmitz, then 24, was invited onto “The Jenny Jones Show” in 1995. "The Jenny Jones Show" began in 1991 as a traditional talk show where serious topics were discussed, but by 1993 it transformed into something more like "Maury" and "The Jerry Springer Show." The show's segments began ranging from paternity tests to out-of-control teens to secret crush reveals.
During the taping of this particular episode, which was entitled “Same Sex Secret Crushes,” Schmitz's acquaintance Scott Amedure, 32, revealed his crush on him while also describing details of his sexual fantasies about him. While Schmitz appeared to be a good sport about it ?— he was mostly smiling and laughing ?— he was deeply humiliated. At points, he covered his face with his hands; he also turned to Amedure and the female friend who brought him on the show and said, “You lied to me.” His father had made multiple homophobic statements in the past and Schmitz seemingly feared being perceived as gay, as the docuseries points out.
Investigators refuse to drop murder charges against three Russian sisters who killed their 'rapist' father while he slept despite prosecutors calling it self-defence
Teenage girls who were raped while out for a walk during Russia's lockdown are threatened with FINES for breaking coronavirus restrictions
Dallas Boy, 6, Found Tied Up in Dark, Locked Shed as Grandmother and Boyfriend Are Arrested
Conn. Man Allegedly Admits to Beating Teen Nephew to Death, Dumping Body in Lake
Videos show daytime shootings on Charlotte streets. ‘This is as real as it gets,’ official says
Marshalltown teenager shot by officer during altercation
California high school basketball coach arrested on suspicion of sex crimes with a minor
CPD Sex Crimes Division working to identify suspect in surveillance footage
Ellen DeGeneres isn’t as nice as she wants you to believe, insiders confess
“The stories are all true!” said a former “Ellen DeGeneres Show” staffer of recent reports that the richest comedian in the world is also, allegedly, one of the rudest.
“Is she always nice? No,” said the former staffer. “It irritates me that people think she’s all sweetness and light and she gets away with it.”
Lately, DeGeneres, 62, who famously tells viewers to “be kind” at the end of her show, hasn’t been getting away with it.
Councillor who unleashed NSFW homophobic tirade calling gay mayor a ‘bitch-ass’ paedophile refuses to step down
Robin Vaughn unleashed an expletive-laced, 10-minute-long attack against Trenton mayor Reed Gusciora in a daily call about the coronavirus crisis.
Audio showed the conflict was triggered by Gusciora bringing up the councillor’s previous comments on social media, describing non-profits as “do-nothing” organisations.
The call descended into a shouting match as Vaughn went into a “complete meltdown,” accusing another city official of performing a sex act on the mayor.
“There’s no need to parse words here: for her hateful anti-LGBT+ language and defending the antisemitic slurs of others, she must resign,” executive director Christian Fuscarino said.
Celebrity quarantine posts are inflaming tensions between the haves and have-nots
In recent weeks, Anatasia Army, 33, has kept tabs on celebrity social media exploits from the safety of her Brooklyn apartment. She saw when billionaire David Geffen shared his hope that “everyone is staying safe” in an Instagram post uploaded from his $590 million superyacht. And when comedian Ellen DeGeneres compared quarantine to “being in jail.” Most recently, she watched House Speaker Nancy Pelosi inadvertently reveal in a TV segment that she owns two industrial refrigerators, each reportedly worth $12,000.
“As soon as I saw that number, I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, I could live on that,’” Army, a babysitter, says. While public displays of wealth have often elicited backlash, the coronavirus pandemic has changed the context almost overnight. A luxury kitchen appliance, Army says, “takes on a new tenor” when lines for food banks stretch for half a mile and the nonprofit hunger relief organization Feeding America estimates that an additional 17.1 million Americans may soon be struggling to eat.
The internet has provided many of us with a much-needed tether to other people and places in the midst of the pandemic, but social media is also playing another role: It has become a catalyst for anger as it exposes the growing chasm between the haves and have-nots. For every video call with a loved one, there’s accumulating evidence of unfairness as people in quarantine reveal their starkly different isolation experiences.
NYC launches team to combat coronavirus discrimination
With a spike in anti-Asian discrimination related to the coronavirus pandemic, New York City has formed a team to respond to the incidents.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights announced Sunday that the coronavirus response team would handle reports of harassment and discrimination related to the outbreak, and that the team is made up of attorneys and members of the agency's law enforcement and community relations departments.
Since February, the agency has recorded 248 reports of harassment and discrimination related to coronavirus, more than 40% of which were anti-Asian. During the same time frame last year, the agency had received just five anti-Asian discrimination reports.
"All New Yorkers are facing extraordinary levels of stress right now; discrimination and harassment should not be among them," NYC Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Carmelyn Malalis said. "Even in the midst of a pandemic, human rights cannot be violated, and we encourage anyone who has experienced Covid-19-related discrimination to report it to us."