The Pardu

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Showing posts with label racism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label racism. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Anderson Cooper Ask Cortez If Trump Is A Racist

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AKA AOC) has been a sitting member of the US House of Representatives for less than one week. She has become a bit of a Nancy Pelosi Jr for rightwing demagoguery and it seems she will become a revenue cash cow for CNN (and in this case CBS's 60 Minutes). I personally would love to watch the young maverick ease more into the House seat and avoid what will certainly become a side-show carnival via Fox News, CNN and other networks for different reasons.

Before I elaborate on my point take a minute to each a portion of a 60 Minutes segment this past Sunday evening  As you watched the question from Anderson Cooper, ask yourself: What was the point or the value in asking the young Congresswoman such a question?

While I could be a bit off on my posit, I do not recall Cooper asking GOP members of Congress similar questions. He certainly has never posed such a  question to the GOP's top two well-documented racists: Steve King (R-IA) and Louis Gohmert (R-TX). for that matter, Cooper nor any of the CNN production managers have posed such a question to this CNN contributor.


rac·​ism | \ˈrā-ˌsi-zəm also -ˌshi-  \

Definition of racism 

1a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
2aa doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles

ba political or social system founded on racism
3racial prejudice or discrimination

Here is another description of the various shades of intolerance.No photo description available.It really does seem that Trump is a racist.  The vast majority of racists do not meet on Friday night in hoods and robes for cross burnings. Racism is pervasive state of mind and it exists in many shades. One shade is the business of being a party to court settled illegal housing destination.  Another example is an inability to clearly state that growing white nationalism is abhorrent and outside the scope of American values. The salient point of this post: why was it important for Anderson Cooper to "side-eye" ask Cortez a question about her perception of Trump as a racist?  StumbleUpon

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Conservatives Acting Badly: The Daily Pool Cop, 92 Year Old Beaten, Harasser Guy

According to Ebony dot com, the latest example of guard the pool against anything black has been terminated.

I have posted a few Facebook posts and a couple of additional reminders of just how far we have come (as a nation) since Donald Trump announced his run for office. It is time to do it again.

After the pool guard racist piece, you will find an embed about a 92-year-old Mexican man bricked to within a nanosecond of his life. You will also find an embed about a high-end baby boomer who enacts policing against a woman wearing a Puerto Rico tee-shirt. Yes, he said, "go back to your country". What does that say about the obvious Trump supporter?

First. the pool cop.


The 92-year old beating victim.

The Park Cop who doesn't know Puerto Rico is part of the US.

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UPDATE: Since this man left his white hood and robe at home, he has been arrested and charged with a hate crime. 

When white people intervene, it makes a difference...albeit it temporary.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

As Trump World Turns: Roseanne Barr Joins Others In The Abyss

  No, This Medication Does Not Cause Overt Racist Acts Image result for barr ambien It Is A Sleep Aid

Trump's world rarely turns without shadows of racism.
Let's refresh. 

Roseanne Barr, documented racist and anti-Semite, worked a few weeks on ABC with a new and popular show. The show was bantered around by Donald Trump in self-serving efficacy and millions tuned-in for Trump supporting the weekly dose of bigotry. The show was in some quirky ways akin to All in The Family (Archie Bunker fame), with a twist and during a time when American bigotry and racism is on the rise. All supported by a president whose family (father) had roots in New York City Ku Klux Klan. If not an active member, Trump's father was most assuredly an active supporter. A dynamic which means Trump was raised in a household in which white supremacy was the norm and a desired way of life.

The nation should feel no surprise or contempt for Trump as he is without question shows inclinations which foster racism. Don Lemon really shouldn't have expected a statement from Trump. No, Trump would wait until after his Tennessee rally to publish a statement via his favorite media: Twitter.

At 2:45 AM two days ago Barr was awake and feeling her oats regarding American conservatism. Maybe she felt it was time to pepper her twitter following bigots (those who follow in support and those who worship celebrity)) with feed to satisfy their ravishing need to hate people of color.  She went beyond the standard offering by offering her followers a bit of a dessert: disparaging remarks towards the Islamic faith. Oh, the hordes would be happy and she may have felt hundreds of thousands of re-tweets. She went here.

 Valerie Jarrett. The object of scorn for being born to Black and middle-Eastern parents.  Obama adviser and longtime friend.

Valerie Jarrett
American government official
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Valerie June Jarrett is an American government official and former businesswoman, who served as the senior advisor to the President of the United States and assistant to the president for public engagement ... Wikipedia
NationalityAmerican Trending
BornNovember 14, 1956 (age 61 years), Shiraz, Iran
SpouseWilliam Jarrett (m. 1983–1988)

The reason for Barr's attack on Jarrett is of no significance. The depth and scope of her racist tweet should be an item of scorn, an item of study and an item used for social interventions against Trumpism (racism, bigotry, intolerance et al).

Here is Trump belated response. Do you notice anything that surprises you?

Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?
11:31 AM - May 30, 2018
And how did Trump equip his number one presstitute for the Daily Briefing? Notice the virtual reading of Trump's statement.

Is there any way to describe that portion of the briefing other than pathetic, self-centered and over-flowing with poor taste.  A black woman who formerly served a US President on a daily basis, was referred to as an Ape, and Trump can find no decency to criticize Barr?

ABC did the right thing. After watching over-the-top American racism for eight full years and watching as it is metastasizing in a much more overt manner during Trump's time on the US political stage, some US entities must stand tall.

Remember these?

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I do not recall citizen Trump even once offer content for such exhibitions.


She reappeared on Wednesday afternoon with yet another exhibition of "I am not a racist" from conservatives caught with racism covering them like white icing on an angel cake. 

I'm not a racist, I never was & I never will be. One stupid joke in a lifetime of fighting 4 civil rights 4 all minorities, against networks, studios, at the expense of my nervous system/family/wealth will NEVER b taken from me.2:21 PM - May 30, 2018
Racist?   A word born of divisions in humankind enabled via differences in skin color, culture, and beliefs.




a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
"the comments have led to her being called a racist" 
synonyms:racial bigot, racialist, xenophobe, chauvinistsupremacist More



showing or feeling discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or believing that a particular race is superior to another. 
"we are investigating complaints about racist abuse at the club"

No matter the 'cut',  Barr served up a slab of racism befitting life in the US under Trump.  

While the next question is rhetorical, it is worthy of a bit of thought:  Why not stand with one's racism instead of blurting out injections (to the world) without thought of repercussions or harm to the subjects of one's racist act?  If the answer to the question is obvious, so be it. But how about going where Barr went this morning.  Barr avoided the common conservative phraseology. "inarticulate." But, she dove deep into an abyss where many Trump celebrity supporters seem to live the domain of the incredibly ridiculous.
She tweeted, "guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting -- it was memorial day too -- i went 2 far & do not want it defended -- it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but...don't defend it please." 
She cited Ambien again in a later tweet, saying, "Not giving excuses for what I did(tweeted) but I've done weird stuff while on ambien -- cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc." 
Oddly, she later deleted all of her references to the medication.

Of course, Barr deleted the tweet but think of the reaction of those who saw and read the tweet before it was deleted.  Imagine if the reader was an infrequent or frequent Ambien user? As non-Ambien users in the past 20 years, I do not recall one television commercial or radio ad with a two-minute side effects disclosures which included Ambien could induce over acts of racism in the no racist. 

The manufacturer of the sleep aid responded in a most appropriate manner.
Sanofi, the maker of Ambien, responded with a statement full of shade: "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication."
People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.


Friday, May 25, 2018

Another Racist Rant Caught On Camera (Ugly Americans)

Time for a reminder of where we are headed socially from segments of the population which seem to have adopted Trump is as a daily way of life.

The New York Daily News

Queens DA Richard Brown charged Edward Ruggerio, 58, with menacing as a hate crime for his verbal attack on a fellow passenger whom he threatened physical assault. Ruggerio will also face a count of second-degree aggravated harassment — crimes punishable by up to a year in jail and $1,000 fine.

Ah yes, another case of overt racism in the Great State of New York.  Here is a case I am sure you recall from last week.

New York lawyer and his now worldwide famous racist rant. After three days of running from cameras and reporters issued a written and public apology ( posted below).  Of course, he stated he wasn't a racist. Yes of course......

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He has been caught on video attacking people felt look "foreign."

The part of the clip which shows him attacking someone with "You look like a fucking foreigner..." was against a white guy named Willie Moss from Boston, MA. While Moss could have adopted an American sounding name, the danger in "looks" as a catalyst to attack speaks for the danger of Trumpism. Of course, you already know the women in the New York coffee shop were from Puerto Rico. 

Well, I suppose for this guy all is well now. Maybe the next episode of Schlossberg's culture police act (with associated abuse) will find him dressed for the part while leaving his MAGA cap at home. 

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As we stated in a previous post, let's move to the West Coast of the United States for a quick video of what we assume is another Trump deplorable.

Do you recall this? I believe this racist was a resident of California.

Why do we post such exhibitions?  While the question is rhetorical, I will state the importance of such posts reflects on changing times in the nation.  

What brought on the change and much more public exhibitions of overt racism.

While we are trodding across the nation for exhibitions of Trumpism, we will not overlook the State of Florida.  Fox News reported on an incident at a McDonalds.
"..My Country!

The phrase reminds of a time in 2016 when while sitting at dinner with another couple a conservative I was exposed to a childlike exhibition of "We won, we won, we won" with both adult arms waving above his head. The male guest was an apparent Trump supporter and once the couple determined our votes were cast for Clinton, trouble ensued. After I suggested we don't discuss politics over dinner, she stated she had one more thing to say, "I love my country."  She laid the Sean Hannity false bravado bull on me like a dedicated Fox News head. The implication?  Because I did not vote for Trump, I do not love my country. 

No a racist rant by any means, of course not. But, the level of in-your-face incidents inherent in and associated with Trumpism is both ugly and will come back to haunt most of the perpetrators.  Hence, the troubles reaped upon Attorney Schlossberg after his public exhibition,