Racism and anti-racism in the USA

This 23 June 2020 video says about itself:

KKK Karen UNMASKS Racist Reality In America

KKK Karen goes off on Black Lives Matter protesters, unmasking the racist reality in America. John Iadarola and Jordan Uhl break it down on The Damage Report.

“A video went viral on Monday showing a woman holding a Confederate flag at a Black Lives Matter protest in Missouri and telling demonstrators, “I will teach my grandkids to hate you all.”

The 37-second video shows the woman in an apparent confrontation with a Black Lives Matter supporter while she is sitting on a truck in the parking lot of Dixie Outfitters in Branson, Mo., on Sunday, the Springfield News-Leader reported.

More than 65 protesters gathered in the area to demonstrate against the store, whose owners reportedly had a history with the Ku Klux Klan, according to the newspaper. Almost 50 turned out to support the store and the Confederate flag.”

Read more here.

CONFEDERATE FLAG-WAVING TRUMP SUPPORTER PRAISES KKK A woman decked out in one of President Donald Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” caps waved a Confederate flag at a Black Lives Matter protest in Branson, Missouri, on Sunday while she praised the Ku Klux Klan and vowed to teach hate to her grandchildren. “I’m teaching them to fuckin’ hate all of you people,” the woman, identified by the Springfield News-Leader as Kathy Bennett, said Sunday evening. She climbed up into a pickup to wave the flag, raise a fist and call out, “KKK belief!” [HuffPost]

Inside The Dangerous Online Fever Swamps Of American Police. Cops have a far-right media ecosystem of their own, where they post racist memes, spread disinformation and call for violence against Antifa.

2 LAWYERS OF COLOR FACE 45-YEAR SENTENCES… FOR VANDALISM Colinford King Mattis, along with Urooj Rahman, 31, was arrested in New York City on May 30 during protests against racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. The two were charged with attempting to burn an unoccupied, already damaged New York City Police Department vehicle. Nobody was injured. Now Mattis and Rahman face additional federal charges that carry a 45-year mandatory minimum sentence, and up to life in prison — for what essentially amounts to property damage. [HuffPost]

Far-Right ‘Boogaloo’ Supporter Charged With Murder In Deaths Of Officers. Federal prosecutors in California have charged Steven Carrillo, a supporter of the far-right “Boogaloo” movement, with the murder of federal protective security officer Dave Underwood during a May 29 anti-racism protest in Oakland.

New Mexico Shooting Raises Specter Of Right-Wing Violence Around Statue Protests. A demonstration on Monday demanding the removal of a statue depicting a repressive Spanish colonial official in New Mexico resulted in bloodshed when one person was shot after agitated counterprotesters, including a small right-wing militia, crashed the protest. It was not the first time protests around toxic monuments ended in apparently politically motivated right-wing violence.

8 American monuments celebrating anti-Semites.

HOW BLM IS SHAKING UP NEW YORK’S PRIMARIES The hot mic moment that may end up costing Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) his seat only arose because of the recent wave of Black Lives Matter protests. After peaceful demonstrations turned into civil unrest on a major Bronx thoroughfare one night in early June, Engel joined a press conference that combined condemnations of property destruction with calls for an end to police brutality and racism. A live TV broadcast picked up Engel saying: “If I didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care.” [HuffPost]

Fears Far-Right Could Target UK Statue Protesters After Police Publish Their Photos [HuffPost UK]

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