Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again

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https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/man-hur ... ck-1951425

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Prosecutors declined to charge Timothy Warren and said he acted in self-defense during the incident in Portland, Oregon.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:56 am

https://miamiherald.relaymedia.com/amp/ ... 05540.html
For framing innocent black men, a Florida police chief gets three years in prison


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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:56 am
https://miamiherald.relaymedia.com/amp/ ... 05540.html
For framing innocent black men, a Florida police chief gets three years in prison
I’m glad there was prison time, but it incenses me that the sentence was only three years. Three! This happened to multiple innocent men over many years. It wasn’t an isolated incident. Tack on a zero there, Florida. Law enforcement abuse is a total breach of public trust.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:50 am

Tarrant wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:13 am
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:56 am
https://miamiherald.relaymedia.com/amp/ ... 05540.html
For framing innocent black men, a Florida police chief gets three years in prison
I’m glad there was prison time, but it incenses me that the sentence was only three years. Three! This happened to multiple innocent men over many years. It wasn’t an isolated incident. Tack on a zero there, Florida. Law enforcement abuse is a total breach of public trust.
:thumbs: One of the innocents was 16! It was hard to tell whether he was jailed at any time.


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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:42 pm

Technological Racism,news clip is from 2017, on the www there are a few similar incidents with different brands of the soapie dispensers
Automatic soap dispenser sparks 'racism' outrage after footage shows it doesn't work for dark-skinned people

An automatic bathroom soap dispenser has sparked outrage online after it was filmed failing to detect the hand of a dark-skinned person.

Chukwuemeka Afigbo, Facebook’s head of platform partnerships in the Middle East and Africa, posted a video of a white man waving his hand under the dispenser and getting soap on the first try. However, when a darker-skinned man does the same, no soap is released.

A white paper towel is then waved under the dispenser, which works.

Afigbo tweeted: “If you have ever had a problem grasping the importance of diversity in tech and its impact on society, watch this video.”


https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/a ... 15096.html



PS. I wonder how the soap dispenser reacts to a white mechanic with black oily hands, or to the white caol miner with blackened hands :think:



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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 am

was posted mid this year




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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:38 am

Vandals destroy family's inflatable black Santa Claus: 'Trump is really changing this country!'
Yahoo Lifestyle Megan Johnson December 15, 2018

An Oregon family was shocked to discover that an inflatable black Santa Claus on their front lawn had been slashed by vandals just 24 hours after they put it on display.

Fritz and Belinda Richard, who are African-American, have lived in Bethany, Ore., for 21 years. This year, they decided to add an inflatable black Santa Claus to their holiday decorations. On Wednesday, Fritz Richard installed the 8-foot-tall inflatable in their front yard, only to see it slashed multiple times 24 hours later.

Richard told Beaverton, Ore., KOIN 6 News that he woke up on Thursday and discovered the slashed Santa deflated on their front lawn.

“Looks like someone had a problem with our black Santa,” he wrote on Facebook. “I found him this morning, someone took a knife to him. Trump is really changing this country! Is this how you make America ‘great again’, with hate crimes?”



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Post by Volkonski » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:17 pm

A black man was on the phone with his mom while in a hotel lobby -- and then the police were called

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/28/us/portl ... index.html
In a series of Instagram videos of the incident recorded by Massey and obtained by CNN, he is heard asking the guard, "But why? But I'm staying here." "Not anymore," the security guard replies.

Massey then told a hotel desk staffer that he was taking a personal phone call in the lobby when the guard began to question why he was there. At one point in the videos, he shows the two men his keycard envelope with the room number and date written on it.

Hotel staff contacted the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) and asked an officer to speak with Massey after the employees asked him to leave the property, according to a PPB statement.

The officer then escorted Massey back to his room to collect his belongings, and offered him assistance to a different hotel, but he declined, police said.
Since the news articles came out Doubletree is doing damage control.
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We sincerely apologize to Mr. Massey for his treatment this past weekend, and deeply regret the experience he endured. It was unacceptable and contrary to our values, beliefs and how we seek to treat all people who visit our hotel. (1/4)

We have a zero-tolerance stance on discrimination of any kind, and do not tolerate behavior of that nature. (2/4)

We are seeking the counsel of community leaders, and will engage a third-party to conduct a full investigation into the incident – reviewing our internal processes, protocols and trainings to ensure we are creating and maintaining a safe space for everyone. (3/4)

The employees involved have since been placed on leave for the duration of this investigation, and we will take the appropriate measures to ensure this does not happen again. (4/4)


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Post by kate520 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:23 pm

Damn. That was totally uncalled for, from the story. I never stay at big hotels if I can help it, but now I’m deliberately not going to stay at any Doubletrees.


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Post by Whatever4 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:58 pm

kate520 wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:23 pm
Damn. That was totally uncalled for, from the story. I never stay at big hotels if I can help it, but now I’m deliberately not going to stay at any Doubletrees.
Sad. They give you free warm chocolate chip cookies.


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Post by kate520 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:02 pm

I’ll just ask Sugar to FedEx me some. :lol:


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Post by neonzx » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:10 pm

Whatever4 wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:58 pm
Sad. They give you free warm chocolate chip cookies.
White or Dark chocolate? :-


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Post by RoadScholar » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:31 pm

neonzx wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:10 pm
Whatever4 wrote:
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Sad. They give you free warm chocolate chip cookies.
White or Dark chocolate? :-
Bite your tongue. I understand wanting fish without that fishy taste, but chocolate without that chocolatey taste?! Zut alors!


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Post by Tarrant » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:11 am

The police report describes him as “angry”, “disruptive” and “yelling” (according to multiple articles) despite the fact that he has the incident on video and no such interactions are seen. What’s the purpose of the officer putting that on the report when they know the entire incident is being recorded?

Once the hotel asks the police to remove him, I get that the police don’t have much choice, but the officer could have written that the person was upset but understood they had to leave, or SOMETHING. No need to embellish and make the PD look just as racist as the hotel staff was.

I also like that their post-hoc reasoning was that he was “loitering”. I’d like to see how frequently said hotel has called the police on people “loitering” for literally minutes in their lobby, especially after they show a *room key* to security. I’m willing to bet it’s “never” before this.



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:51 am

Tarrant wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:11 am
The police report describes him as “angry”, “disruptive” and “yelling” (according to multiple articles) despite the fact that he has the incident on video and no such interactions are seen. What’s the purpose of the officer putting that on the report when they know the entire incident is being recorded?

Once the hotel asks the police to remove him, I get that the police don’t have much choice, but the officer could have written that the person was upset but understood they had to leave, or SOMETHING. No need to embellish and make the PD look just as racist as the hotel staff was.

I also like that their post-hoc reasoning was that he was “loitering”. I’d like to see how frequently said hotel has called the police on people “loitering” for literally minutes in their lobby, especially after they show a *room key* to security. I’m willing to bet it’s “never” before this.
Police reports often include information from the complainant, not just what the officer might have witnessed. If the security guard and/or desk clerk reported he was being disruptive or belligerent, that would be included in the report.



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Post by Bill_G » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:30 am

This story is catching a lot of clicks for OLive, with all the usual suspects victim blaming, while supporting the actions of the security cop and night manager. The comments have been outrageous at times, and Maude has been quick to disappear comments that challenge them, leaving the original comment in place.

The hotel is within walking distance of several large venues. In this case, Mr. Massey was returning from a concert at the Moda Center, which doubles as the home court for Trailblazers basketball. It's not unusual at all for people to stay at the Double Tree when attending a concert or a game at the Moda. Likewise, it's not unusual for people to gather in the spacious lobby. What put Mr. Massey on the guard's radar is still TBD. Why the night manager followed his guard's lead stating Mr. Massey posed a threat to the safety of the other guests, and why for the first few days corporate PR parroted this claim is also TBD.

I'm sure more will come out as time passes.



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Post by Volkonski » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:18 pm

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Two employees seen on video asking a black guest to leave a Portland, Oregon, hotel after he took a phone call in the lobby have been fired, the company says https://cnn.it/2QTZua7
Two employees seen on video asking a black guest to leave a Portland, Oregon, hotel after he took a phone call in the lobby have been let go, the facility said Saturday on Twitter.

:snippity:

"We have terminated the employment of the two men involved in the mistreatment of Mr. Massey," the hotel said on Twitter.

"Their actions were inconsistent with our standards & values. We reiterate our sincere apology for what he endured & will work with diversity experts to ensure this never happens again."

:snippity:

Through his attorneys, Massey has asked the Portland DoubleTree to explain why they considered him a threat to hotel security, and why security even questioned him in the first place.


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Post by neonzx » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:34 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:18 pm
Two employees seen on video asking a black guest to leave a Portland, Oregon, hotel after he took a phone call in
the lobby have been fired, the company says https://cnn.it/2QTZua7
Two "employees" -- does this mean the manager on duty and the security guard? Was the security guard an employee or from a contracted security company?

Still no explanation why corporate sided with their employees prior to Mr. Massey retaining counsel and mass media getting a hold of the story.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:44 pm

neonzx wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:34 pm
Volkonski wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:18 pm
Two employees seen on video asking a black guest to leave a Portland, Oregon, hotel after he took a phone call in
the lobby have been fired, the company says https://cnn.it/2QTZua7
Two "employees" -- does this mean the manager on duty and the security guard? Was the security guard an employee or from a contracted security company?

Still no explanation why corporate sided with their employees prior to Mr. Massey retaining counsel and mass media getting a hold of the story.
Most of the large hotels have in-house security because they deal with a lot more stuff than just people on the phone in the lobby, so chances are, the security guy was a hotel employee.



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Post by Grumpy Old Guy » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:25 am

"We have terminated the employment of the two men involved in the mistreatment of Mr. Massey," the hotel said on Twitter.
I would like to think this is part of a positive trend, but I have a niggling feeling that the two employees, and other racists who are supposedly fired, may have been transferred to other parts of their employers' operations.



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Post by p0rtia » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:39 am

They said they were having an outside investigation as to what had happened and what they needed to do to keep it from happening again. This is all one can ask for, IMO. I think their response has been exemplary.


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Family’s cars set on fire and covered in swastikas and racial slurs after daughter dates a black boy

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/family ... black-boy/

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Post by Volkonski » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:11 pm

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Sacagawea made great sacrifices that changed American history. When anyone speaks her name, it should be with great respect. @RepMattGaetz's comments are offensive & hurtful. I invite him to meet w/ me so I can share how such comments are a continuing assault on indigenous people
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Post by Volkonski » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:22 pm

The Extinction of the White American Dinosaur

https://johnpavlovitz.com/2019/01/04/th ... -dinosaur/

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It was the look of terrified dinosaurs realizing that the meteorite is on its way; the dilated pupils in the eyes of leadened, lumbering prehistoric monsters who’ve had their run of the house, now finding themselves at the precipice of extinction.

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It’s why Mitch McConnell is holding the Government hostage over an ineffective, multi-billion dollar monument to racism of a border wall, that two-thirds of this country doesn’t want.

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It’s why Right-wing trolls “leaked” a video of a college-aged Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing, as if it was a clip of her saying she could grab less powerful men by the genitalia.

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In the coming days, the Tweets will become more erratic, the legislative assaults grow more transparently desperate, the hate crimes more brazen, the sermons grow more alarmist and incendiary. These Jurassic, soon-to-be-amber-trapped relics, will act as if the very sky above them is falling, because in very real ways, it is. They will thrash and spit and bellow, in an effort to buy themselves a few more days and a bit more power and another Federal judge or two, but they cannot stave off their inevitable disappearance, as progress and civilization and time swallow them up.


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