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Top Gear team moves to Amazon

Jeremy Clarkson who finally got himself fired by physically attacking a BBC producer, is moving to Amazon. There, the racist buffoon will be joined by symbiotes Richard Hammond and James May. The new show, as yet unnamed, will air on Amazon Prime in 2016.

American cities more ethnically diverse, but not well-integrated

Protesters chant during a peaceful demonstration as communities continue to react to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

Racial segregation is not a thing of the past, writes Alana Semuels, and is in fact increasing in many American communities. White Flight never ended.

“Ferguson became recognized as a ‘black suburb’ that could be distinguished from other nearby suburban communities that made different zoning and administrative decisions,” the authors write. … On the flip side, white communities make decisions that keep minorities out. Exclusionary zoning laws make it difficult to build mixed-income housing or apartment buildings in some towns, despite court cases seeking to make cities more diverse. These housing policies mean that cities compete for different types of people, and by banning apartment buildings or affordable housing, cities can better attract affluent white taxpayers.

"Redneck" talks about racism

A "redneck" explains racism and privilege for the benefit of anyone listening. The message is sound, but the delivery ain't quite right, even if the accent is spot-on: it's an actor playing a character.

Why "All Lives Matter" instead of "Black Lives Matter" is such a stupid thing to say

Image: Wikipedia.


Image: Wikipedia.

Reddit has been in the news of late for hateful, harrassing content--mobs of trolls piling on people and ruining their lives, under cover of anonymity. That happened, yes, but so do threads of greatness. Here's one: in the very interesting “Explain it Like I'm Five” subreddit, a thread titled “Why is it so controversial when someone says "All Lives Matter" instead of "Black Lives Matter"?.” A wonderful and useful response.

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Sousaphone turns KKK rally into party

A sousaphonist added the most fitting soundtrack to this Ku Klux Klan rally.

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Ellen Pao: “The trolls are winning.”

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“I have just endured one of the largest trolling attacks in history,” writes Reddit's recently-departed interim CEO Ellen Pao in a Washington Post op-ed today. “And I have just been blessed with the most astonishing human responses to that attack.”

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South Carolina: Confederate flag will be removed from Statehouse on Friday, July 10 at 10am

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It's about time.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, just now: “"The Confederate flag is coming off the South Carolina Statehouse. Tomorrow morning at 10:00am, we will see the Confederate Flag come down,” she added, “with dignity.”

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Trump says he'll win the Latino vote

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Trump today: “I’ll win the Latino vote because I’ll create jobs. I’ll create jobs and the Latinos will have jobs they didn’t have, I’ll do better on that vote than anybody, I will win that vote."

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Federal judge cancels Washington Redskins trademark

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A Federal judge canceled the The Washington Redskins' trademark registration after after agreeing with the US Patent Office's finding that the NFL team's name and logo are disparaging against Native Americans. This is good news, but unfortunately it won't really limit the football organization from profiting from the racist name and logo.

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A New Confederate Flag

tumblr_nr4t5g5I8A1uavmeyo1_1280 New Confederate Flag: a tumblog of greatness.

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Movies edited down to only the parts where non-white actors speak. They're very short films.

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Every Single Word Spoken by a Person of Color in [Mainstream Film Title]” is a tumblr that edits down major motion pictures to the parts where actors who aren't white are speaking.

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Paula Deen apologizes for racist tweet: "It's my social media manager's fault"

Paula Deen tweeted a photo of her son wearing brownface in order to impersonate Cuban-born I Love Lucy character Ricky Ricardo, along with the words "Lucyyyyyyy! You got a lot of esplainin' to do!" When complaints rolled in, Deen was quick to throw her social media manager under the bus.

In a statement released to NBC News, a representative for Deen said: "Paula Deen's Social Media Manager posted a picture this morning of Paula and Bobby Deen dressed in costume as Lucy and Ricky, from I Love Lucy. This photograph is from a 2011 Halloween episode of Paula's Best Dishes."

"Paula immediately had this picture taken down as soon as she saw the post and apologizes to all who were offended," the statement said. "As such, Paula Deen Ventures has terminated their relationship with this Social Media Manager."

Deen and her brood are enjoying a comeback because Deen's core viewership doesn't seem to mind the racist statements she's made in the past:

Deen, 68, once a popular TV chef known for bathing her Southern cuisine in butter, was embroiled in scandal two years ago when she admitted in a deposition to using the N-word and once considered throwing a "plantation-style" wedding. At the height of the outrage, she lost her Food Network programs and multimillion-dollar retail deals before tearfully telling Matt Lauer on Today that she is not racist.

Deen's adult sons have a new show scheduled to begin airing soon on The Food Network, called "Southern Fried Road Trip."

Mayor says town seal depicting white man strangling Native American is a "friendly wrestling match"

“The first thought that anyone has of this image is, "There’s some white guy killing an Indian, strangling an Indian,"?" says Cliff Matias, director of the Redhawk Native American Arts Council in Brooklyn. Apparently not Whitesboro mayor Patrick O’Connor, who intends to keep using the village seal. "It’s actually a very accurate depiction of friendly wrestling matches that took place back in those days.” Here's the original seal (below). See how friendly the white man is?

South Carolina State Senate votes to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds

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The South Carolina State Senate today voted 36-3 to approve a measure to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds. 

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Michigan cop charges black graduate student with felony for driving to a well-lit area

Saginaw Valley State University DaJuawn Wallace, 24, was driving to a store to pick up medicine for his girlfriend at 2am when a cop driving behind him activated his lights and sirens. Wallace stuck his arm out the window of his car to acknowledge the officer then drove a short distance at 35 mph and pulled over in a well lit area.

“I live in Detroit, and I know some people who were robbed by fake police officers,” Wallace said. “I was taught to find a well-lit area to pullover in.”

“I was not speeding up, turning off my lights or trying to get away,” he added.

He was charged with one felony count of fleeing and eluding.

At a June 12 hearing, Saginaw County Chief Prosecutor Christopher Boyd offered to dismiss the felony charge if Wallace would plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge with a delayed sentence. The plea would allow Wallace’s charges to be dismissed if he stays out of trouble and completes one year of probation.

But Wallace rejected the offer, pointing out that a guilty plea would have a negative impact on his future.

His has until July 9 to accept the deal.

If he hadn't been charged, Wallace would have graduated from a master’s program for health administration next year.

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NBC fires Donald Trump over 'derogatory' remarks about Mexican people

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NBC is severing ties to Donald Trump after the presidential candidate and professional assclown called Mexican immigrants "rapists," and other dumb racist things.

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