Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again

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Post by Whatever4 » Mon May 06, 2019 2:04 pm

Georgia mayor under fire for alleged remarks about black job candidate
According to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and interviews with city officials, Mayor Theresa Kenerly told a member of the City Council she pulled the resume of Keith Henry from a packet of four finalists “because he is black, and the city isn’t ready for this.”

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The mayor reportedly made her comments to a member of the council in an overheard whisper during a closed-door session of the council March 4. Councilwoman Hope Weeks said she repeated them to her in the parking lot after the meeting, according to a document released by the city in response to an open records request from the AJC.

“She proceeded to tell me that the candidate was real good, but he was black and we don’t have a big black population and she just didn’t think Hoschton was ready for that,” Weeks wrote in an account dated March 4.

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“I’m a Christian and my Christian beliefs are you don’t do interracial marriage. That’s the way I was brought up and that’s the way I believe,” [Councilman Jim Cleveland] said. “I have black friends, I hired black people. But when it comes to all this stuff you see on TV, when you see blacks and whites together, it makes my blood boil because that’s just not the way a Christian is supposed to live.”

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Cleveland described Hoschton as “a predominantly white community” not in accord with urban sensibilities about race.
But really, they were just looking out for the candidate. He just wouldn’t have fit into the community. After all, they are an equal opportunity employer. Couldn’t be racism, no siree.

https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt--po ... ssion=true
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Post by Lani » Sat May 11, 2019 7:06 pm

If you were a teacher and found a noose at your school, would your first thought be to pose for a smiley photo with it? Stating the obvious, parents are outraged.

Principal, 4 Teachers in Palmdale Placed on Leave Over Controversial Photo With Noose
https://www.google.com/amp/s/ktla.com/2 ... noose/amp/
A principal and four teachers at an elementary school in Palmdale have been placed on administrative leave after a photo showing the teachers posing with a noose circulated on social media.

The incident occurred at Summerwind Elementary School and was brought to the attention of the school district on Wednesday, according to a Thursday morning statement from the Office of the Superintendent that was posted on the Palmdale School District Facebook page.
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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:24 pm

Black man ‘beat to a pulp’ by racist family after going to a Florida bar with his white wife
Published 22 hours ago on May 31, 2019
By Tana Ganeva

A Florida man has been charged with a hate crime after sparking a fight with an interracial couple on Mother’s Day, reports News 6 in Orlando.

The couple — the man was black, and the woman was white — were celebrating Mother’s Day with drinks at Tailgatorz Sports Bar & Grill on Mother’s Day, when Warren Stratton, 66, of Oak Hill, Florida, came up to them and asked the man if he was from Africa.

He then wondered aloud whether it was “Africa Day,” according to the police report.

The victim told Stratton to move along, but instead he shoved him. Other patrons tried to separate them but the fight escalated, with two of Stratton’s family members joining in.


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‘A plunder of black wealth’: Predatory housing contracts gouged Chicago’s black homeowners, new report says

report released Thursday is the first to put a dollar amount on how much wealth was extracted from Chicago’s black community in the 1950s and 60s through home sale contracts.
Black homebuyers in Chicago lost at least $3.2 billion in today’s dollars because of racist real estate policies and predatory contracts between 1950 and 1970, according to a report published Thursday.

In those 20 years, black Chicagoans purchased 60,100 homes. More than 75% of those homes were sold through so-called “home sale contracts.” Those contracts allowed the seller to hold the deed until the buyer paid off the home in full. Until then, buyers did not accumulate equity in the home and owners were allowed to evict them for missing a single monthly payment.

“These contracts offered black buyers the illusion of a mortgage without the protections of a mortgage,” according to a report published by Duke University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity.

The average price markup for homes sold through contract was around 84%. Typically, homes in Chicago “purchased by a speculator for $12,000 would be resold days or weeks later on contract to a black buyer for $22,000,” the report said.

Adjusted for inflation, black contract buyers in Chicago ended up paying an average $71,000 more for their home than they would have paid with a conventional mortgage.

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Post by Dan1100 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:48 pm

Jim wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:09 pm
‘A plunder of black wealth’: Predatory housing contracts gouged Chicago’s black homeowners, new report says

report released Thursday is the first to put a dollar amount on how much wealth was extracted from Chicago’s black community in the 1950s and 60s through home sale contracts.
Black homebuyers in Chicago lost at least $3.2 billion in today’s dollars because of racist real estate policies and predatory contracts between 1950 and 1970, according to a report published Thursday.

In those 20 years, black Chicagoans purchased 60,100 homes. More than 75% of those homes were sold through so-called “home sale contracts.” Those contracts allowed the seller to hold the deed until the buyer paid off the home in full. Until then, buyers did not accumulate equity in the home and owners were allowed to evict them for missing a single monthly payment.

“These contracts offered black buyers the illusion of a mortgage without the protections of a mortgage,” according to a report published by Duke University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity.

The average price markup for homes sold through contract was around 84%. Typically, homes in Chicago “purchased by a speculator for $12,000 would be resold days or weeks later on contract to a black buyer for $22,000,” the report said.

Adjusted for inflation, black contract buyers in Chicago ended up paying an average $71,000 more for their home than they would have paid with a conventional mortgage.
That's just half of the scam though.

White flight didn't just happen, it was a planned scam by real estate agents.

In St. Louis, they called them the "block busters." What real estate agents did was pick a white neighborhood and sell a house to one black family.

Then, they go house to house and say "Did you see the N@!#$%rs that just moved in? Better put your house up for sale before it's too late." So the white people would list their houses, sell at a loss to speculators, and move further out into the 'burbs.

The real estate agents were in line to make a commission on the white people (who more than likely had a conventional mortgage which accrued equity) selling to the speculator and then when the speculator sells to the black family on what we call here a Contract for Deed (that doesn't accrue equity in the sense that if you have one late payment you've breached the contract and lost everything).
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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:43 pm

Not everything is "racism"
Ohio bakery awarded $11 million in libel lawsuit against Oberlin College over alleged racial profiling

By Holly Yan and Hollie Silverman, CNN
Updated 2047 GMT (0447 HKT) June 9, 2019

(CNN)An Ohio jury has ordered Oberlin College to pay $11 million to a bakery which said it was libeled and wrongfully accused of racially profiling students.

The case stems from the November 2016 arrests of three black Oberlin students at Gibson's Bakery and market near the college's campus in Oberlin, Ohio.

One student, Jonathan Aladin, was accused of attempted robbery for allegedly trying to "steal wine or otherwise illegally obtain wine" from the bakery, according to a defamation lawsuit. He would eventually confess in a written statement to buying alcohol illegally.

Two other suspects, Cecelia Whettston and Endia J. Lawrence, were arrested and accused of misdemeanor assault, court documents state.

After that, Oberlin staff members tried to discredit the family-owned bakery, the lawsuit says.

The shop said defamation and boycotts by Oberlin have had a "devastating effect on Gibson's Bakery and the Gibson family."
The shop said defamation and boycotts by Oberlin have had a "devastating effect on Gibson's Bakery and the Gibson family."

Oberlin College staff -- including deans and professors -- and students engaged in demonstrations in front of Gibson's Bakery following the arrests of the three students, the lawsuit stated.

The suit also said Oberlin Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo and other college staff members "handed out hundreds of copies" of a flier to the community and the media stating that Gibson's Bakery and its owners racially profiled and discriminated against the three students.

The court documents include a copy of the flier, which included the words "DON'T BUY."

"This is a RACIST establishment with a LONG ACCOUNT of RACIAL PROFILING and DISCRIMINATION," the flier read, according to the lawsuit.


https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/09/us/o ... index.html

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Post by DejaMoo » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:55 pm

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A federal lawsuit charges that Georgia treats Puerto Rico residents different from other U.S. citizens when it comes to drivers licenses. They have to know what meat fills a plantain fritter. And be able to name the frog native only to Puerto Rico.
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DejaMoo wrote:
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A federal lawsuit charges that Georgia treats Puerto Rico residents different from other U.S. citizens when it comes to drivers licenses. They have to know what meat fills a plantain fritter. And be able to name the frog native only to Puerto Rico.
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Let me guess. Georgia has passed "voter id" laws similar to the type passed in Florida where they took additional action to make it practically impossible for certain demographics (likely Democratic voters) would be able to actually GET the license or state issued ID. In Florida that includes closing almost all of the DMV offices in many counties that have large AA populations and then opening only a single office that is conveniently located very close to the most wealthy area of the county. And shutting down bus stops that would put a person within any reasonable walking distance to that single DMV office in the county. The Florida legislature has done everything they can to reduce the number of Democratic voters.
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Post by Lani » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:40 pm

Georgia, again. Woman invites coworker to her home so their children can play.
A Georgia couple is sued by a white tenant who says she was evicted after having African American guests
After one of the playdates, the lawsuit says, Allen McCoy knocked on her door and used racial slurs to refer to African Americans.

He called her a "n***** lover," the suit says, and threatened to call Child Protective Services over her having a "n***** on their property."

According to the lawsuit, he told her she had two weeks to move out, adding that he'd previously evicted a woman who'd tried to let an African American person move in with her.
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Allen McCoy denied the allegations to CNN affiliate WSB and said he wasn't prejudiced. "Some of the best friends I got is colored," he said.
The former tenant wisely recorded a phonecall in which McCoy rants about n-words on his property.

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Lani wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:40 pm
Georgia, again. Woman invites coworker to her home so their children can play.
A Georgia couple is sued by a white tenant who says she was evicted after having African American guests
After one of the playdates, the lawsuit says, Allen McCoy knocked on her door and used racial slurs to refer to African Americans.

He called her a "n***** lover," the suit says, and threatened to call Child Protective Services over her having a "n***** on their property."

According to the lawsuit, he told her she had two weeks to move out, adding that he'd previously evicted a woman who'd tried to let an African American person move in with her.
:snippity:
Allen McCoy denied the allegations to CNN affiliate WSB and said he wasn't prejudiced. "Some of the best friends I got is colored," he said.
The former tenant wisely recorded a phonecall in which McCoy rants about n-words on his property.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/07/12/us/g ... index.html
The complaint.

https://www.cohenmilstein.com/sites/def ... plaint.pdf
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Post by Lani » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:31 pm

WHOA :shock: The allegations in the Complaint are worse than the ugly incidents described in the article - and they were bad!
Ms. Sutton then stated that she “will appear in front of a judge and I will tell them exactly what’s going on,” to which Ms. McCoy responded, “No you won’t, you won’t be able to because I’ll stomp the shit out you before the day is out.”
the McCoys went into the home at 226 Hensley Road while Ms. Sutton and her family were not present and, without notice, removed and discarded all the property still within the home. This property included valuable belongings, such as family memorabilia and Ms. Sutton’s children’s toys.
Additionally, because of the move, the mom lost her job and her child with special needs lost the special services she was receiving at her (now former) school.
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Lani wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:31 pm
WHOA :shock: The allegations in the Complaint are worse than the ugly incidents described in the article - and they were bad!
Ms. Sutton then stated that she “will appear in front of a judge and I will tell them exactly what’s going on,” to which Ms. McCoy responded, “No you won’t, you won’t be able to because I’ll stomp the shit out you before the day is out.”
the McCoys went into the home at 226 Hensley Road while Ms. Sutton and her family were not present and, without notice, removed and discarded all the property still within the home. This property included valuable belongings, such as family memorabilia and Ms. Sutton’s children’s toys.
Additionally, because of the move, the mom lost her job and her child with special needs lost the special services she was receiving at her (now former) school.
The Confederate Battle Flag flying in front of the McCoy house is an especially nice touch. He also spells his first name wrong, though at least that means he does not share it with a much nicer fellow.
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Northland10 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:31 am
The Confederate Battle Flag flying in front of the McCoy house is an especially nice touch. He also spells his first name wrong, though at least that means he does not share it with a much nicer fellow.
The use of "colored" is another nice touch. It may be common in Georgia — I don't know — but I haven't heard it since my parents' generation. And of course "some of my friends," always a winner line.

When the wife is saying the tenant burned the carpet and it had to be replaced, she slides her eyes off. Looks like a tell for a whopper.

They really don't seem like prime examples of a superior race but what do I know?

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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:30 pm

Wifi Logins Help Identify Teens Who Vandalized High School With Racist And Anti-Semitic Slurs
July 12, 2019 - 11:53 am by Alexis Reese
Just before graduation, four Maryland teens were arrested for defacing their school with anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist slurs. Hours later, they were outed after it was discovered that their phones automatically connected to the campus’ wifi network.

The story behind the 2018 hate crime incident at Glenelg High School was revisited by The Wahington Post this week. Although their faces were covered during the act, Seth Taylor, Tyler Curtiss, Joshua Shaffer, and Matthew Lipp were arrested soon after. Taylor and Curtiss spoke to the publication about the incident, insisting it was a prank that got out of hand.

Taylor claims he arrived with his friends the night before their graduation to tag "Class of 2018" with spray paint. Instead, Shaffer tagged "BURTON IS A N****R," referring to the school's Principal David Burton who is black. Over 50 swastikas, racial epithets, and other repugnant words were spray-painted on the school's parking lot, sidewalks and exterior walls, according to The Baltimore Sun.

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Post by pipistrelle » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:45 pm

I read that story a few days ago. The whole "we're not racist/homophobic and it just kind of happened" isn't sitting too well with me.

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Post by Lani » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:42 am

I read it as well a few days back and almost posted, but didn't. I found it deeply disturbing. Why did they decide (with or without alcohol) that it was a good idea to spray paint "Over 50 swastikas, racial epithets, and other repugnant words .... on the school's parking lot, sidewalks and exterior walls...."? What had they heard/learned to think that this was a thing to do?

The court made sure that they are paying a price for it. Probably will be doing apology tours for the rest of their young adulthood - unless they become Proud Boys....
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Post by Sam the Centipede » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:50 am

pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:45 pm
I read that story a few days ago. The whole "we're not racist/homophobic and it just kind of happened" isn't sitting too well with me.
:o You mean you haven't had one drink too many and found yourself painting dozens of swastikas on public buildings?

Ok … me neither. The nastiness comes from inside. The drink or excitement only removes the filters.

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Sam the Centipede wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:50 am
pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:45 pm
I read that story a few days ago. The whole "we're not racist/homophobic and it just kind of happened" isn't sitting too well with me.
:o You mean you haven't had one drink too many and found yourself painting dozens of swastikas on public buildings?

Ok … me neither. The nastiness comes from inside. The drink or excitement only removes the filters.
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Post by PaulG » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:17 am

Funny how these guys never seem to scrawl "F--- Trump" or "die KKK" or draw swastikas in a red circle with a red line through it.

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:06 pm

Inquiry into restaurant patron’s immigration status ‘unlawful and discriminatory’

https://riverheadlocal.com/2019/07/16/i ... iminatory/
Newlyweds Jessica and Roberto Banegas went out to eat with some friends Saturday night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Riverhead — a favorite place for the young couple to dine and socialize. Their party of six was seated and their server came to take their drink order.

Roberto Banegas, 22, a Honduran national, presented his passport as proof of legal age — as he always does when purchasing alcohol.

The server said she needed her manager to approve the passport. She took the document and left. Soon she returned with a man who was flipping through the pages of the passport as he approached their table.

“He asked Carlos where his visa stamp was,” Jessica Banegas said, using her husband’s middle name. “He asked him where was the stamp from when he entered the country. He asked him where he got the passport. He asked a lot of other questions that were not appropriate to the situation — buying a drink,” she said.
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Post by DejaMoo » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:25 pm

Sam the Centipede wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:50 am

:o You mean you haven't had one drink too many and found yourself painting dozens of swastikas on public buildings?

Ok … me neither. The nastiness comes from inside. The drink or excitement only removes the filters.
Reminds of one funny bit from Bill Cosby. He was riffing on cocaine. He talked about how a guy who used it sang its praises to him, "Whatever you really are, coke makes you more of it!"
And Cosby said, "What if what you really are is an asshole?"
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