You must be civil to everyone that has a different opinion than your own. Especially a man that is a talk radio host, what he did was completely unprofessional and downright nasty. He should of known what he said will come with consequences since the public has access to his talk show. Why would anyone in their right mind say something so atrocious on public air and think they’ll get away with it. Everyone will always have a different opinion than our own, sometimes for the good and the bad. Everyone’s opinion differs because we all come from different backgrounds and experience the
Courtesy of Michael Schere’s article, Bigots, Boasted by the Bully Pulpit, goes in discussing Trumps lack of involvement, “ Marching with the racist , fascist and separatist, he argued were some “very fine people” with a worthy mission. “Not all of those people were Neo-nazis believe me he said on Aug 15 at a press conference in the lobby of Trump tower… In the face of a fatal riot instigated by bigots- the largest demonstration of white power in at least a decade- here is a president defending the gathering, legitimizing a hateful ideology in the process.”[Michael Schere Bigots, Boasted by the Bully Pulpit ] Another sign of a rising problem, the racists see Trump as on their side, some say there is not even a problem, since Trump did not address the situation as a white nationalist gathering that lead into violence. This is what is concerning of Trumps presidency is taking us back to the past- not moving forward in an united front, but to divide us even more as a country
An African American man serving in the U.S. army along with two other soldiers was killed. The widowed wife received a call from president Trump and his words were “He knew what he signed up for”. Doesn’t really sound like something a husbandless Mother would want to hear about her late husband. Previously I spoke about the very fine people who insulted, vandalized, and even killed some people. Instead of Trump condemning them they were just “very fine people on both sides”. Our president is blind to all the things that go wrong in our country and fails to address them.
Between the years of 1861 and 1865, the 16th president of the United states, Abraham Lincoln, was serving his second term amidst a Civil War that was being fought between the northern (Union) and southern (Confederate) United States over whether or not slavery should be abolished. An article entitled Lincoln, a White Supremacist, written by author and social historian, Lerone Bennett Jr., was written to inform it’s readers that President Lincoln was not the slave freer history makes him out to be, but was really a conservative white supremacist. Lerone Bennett Jr’s argument that Lincoln was a white supremacist is correct because of the racial prejudices he shared with his peers, his belief in white people being the superior race, and his use of the Emancipation Proclamation to damage the South rather than help the slaves.
On August 12th and 13th, violence broke out in Charlottesville caused by the expected removal of a statue honoring the Confederacy. On Saturday, August 13th Joel Pollak, an American political commentator, wrote an op-ed piece for Breitbart titled,“Trump was right to condemn violence on ‘Many Sides’ in Charlottesville.” Pollak is blatantly wrong because there is no moral equivalency between Neo-Nazis and those opposing them.
Ms. Johnson’s comment, “You’re never going to hear Bernie speak unless I get silence here now.” didn’t go over well as the crowd tried to boo her off the stage. Despite being asked by many in the crowd to "Let Bernie speak!”, she continued anyway with comments like, "I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city is, filled with its progressives," she told us, "but you already did it for me.” As part of her point, she also accused those in attendance of being racist liberals as she yelled into the microphone, ”Now that you've covered yourself in your white supremacist liberalism, I will formally welcome Bernie Sanders to Seattle.”
With such high expectations and honor comes criticism and hate when expressing an opinion and straying away from the norm or what is otherwise known as “acceptable.” After Jesse William’s acceptance speech, controversy arouse. Many people including Tomi Lahren had a lot to say concerning Jesse William’s speech. She said things like “she won’t be apologizing for her whiteness” and she saw a lot of talent on that stage but also a whole lot of victim hood and police bashing”. These comments made by Lahren attempted to discredit the message Williams was trying to send and people even went to the extreme saying that he should get fired off Grey’s Anatomy. but for those who disagree, Williams addressed them by stating, “If you have no interest in equal rights for black people, then do not make suggestions to those who do. Sit
The idea of the Angry White which was raised in the dialogue helped shed light on my understanding of why Trump is gaining so many supporters. This discussion was actually the first time I have ever heard the term “Angry White”. According to Oxford English Dictionary, an angry white male is a derogatory reference to a white male holding what is viewed as a typically conservative viewpoint, especially in the context of U.S. politics, characterized by opposition to feminism, racial quotas, political
One of those who heard racism in Knollenberg's comments was Democratic Representative Brian Banks from Detroit. “I was disgusted to hear any human, especially an elected official who is responsible for creating policy, to talk that way,” Banks said. “It is clear you have some built-in racism. It is clear you are out of touch with reality. As an elected official, as one of your colleagues, you owe us an apology.”
During Trump's speech announcing his presidential bid back in June, Trump said, "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best... They're brining drugs. They're brining crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people," according to CNN (Zaru 1). More importantly, Trump caters to the idea that Mexicans are criminals who are only known for stealing American jobs and taking money from Americans. According to the 2010 Census data, less educated native born men age 18-39 had an incarceration rate of 10.7 percent, which is more than triple the 2.8 percent rate among foreign-born Mexican men, and five times greater than the 1.7 percent rate among foreign-born Salvadoran and Guatemalan men (Ewing et al. 1). Therefore, the assumptions and fallacies Donald Trump, along with many other GOP presidential candidates spew about Mexicans and illegal immigrants, is far from the truth, seeing as native born men are more likely to commit crimes than immigrants. According to the Washington Post, former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested that Muslims might be dangerous, and even compared Muslim Syrian refugees to dogs, saying, "If there's a rabid dog running around in your neighborhood, you're probably not going to assume something good about that dog. It doesn't mean you hate all dogs, but you're putting your intellect into motion" (Ehrenfreund 4). Subsequently, after terrorist attacks in places such as San Bernardino, California
This is not my president.” Kathleen Rice said, “ President Trump is a racist. Period. He’s gone out of his way to make that clear, so let’s not tip-toe around it. He’s a racist.” These two quotes show the amount of hate people show to go against different opinions or interpretations of what happened in Charlottesville. This quote the political tension that these types of events cause. Many other people have reacted toward a negative way to President Trump. People like Lawrence Tribe, Chuck Schumer, and more also expressed their hate towards President Trump.
Then on November 19 a conference was lead a few blocks down from the white house. A conference led by Richard Spencer. He led this conference as a way for whites to organize their rights but as the night went on the speeches grew darker. Talk of the country made for whites and either they will conquer or die. The article alt-right gathering Exults in Trump Election With Nazi-Era Salute says that Spencer said,“America was, until this last generation, a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity,” Mr. Spencer thundered. “It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us.” This is the country land of the brave home of the free but apparently only to whites. Donald trump may not be publicly saying he's alt-right but allowing these things to go on says more than the words he's not saying. Actions speak louder than words and his actions are saying he would allow this hate group to grow and thrive under his presidency. He went as far as to appoint Steve Bannon a former chairman at an alt right website as the chief white house
"Chapman didn’t think taking a knee during the national anthem meant a black football player was a “son of a bitch,” that he didn’t want any part of the hideous racial divisiveness that Trump was instigating.
For instance, the statement of, “There is a lot of trite rambling about how the president isn’t really reflecting American values when, in fact, he is reflecting the values of many Americans.” She was able to summarize my thoughts in that one sentence. The president of the United States has been exposing the true values of white conservatives since his term started. This should not be a shock for anyone. I could even say that he is doing us, the Hispanic community, a favor by exploiting these values. Mr. Trump is shedding light on what America is really composed of. In addition, he is exposing American values as well as revealing racism that has always been existent in this country. He did not reveal any new racism, he is finally unraveling the truth. I agree with Dr. Gay’s opinions because it is the only explanation for the events that has occurred. Many Americans feel comfortable, safe, and fearless because they can project their racism on this persona. Those groups or individuals can speak out knowing that there is a person with a platform to stand up for them. This is the reality, so there is no reason to sit and keep