Here’s one way to take some attention off of the report that Russia paid Taliban mercenaries to kill U.S. soldiers. Today the president tweeted this video from the Florida retirement community, The Villages. The video shows some people protesting what appears to be a golf-cart parade in support of Donald Trump. The video isn’t a model of good behavior on either side, so there is no reason for the president of the United States to share it. BUT what makes it indefensible to share is the moment where one man shouts “white power.” Trump tweets that man is among “the great people of The Villages.”
NASCAR officials vowed to “do everything we can” to investigate an incident in which a noose was found Sunday in the stall of Bubba Wallace’s team at Talladega Superspeedway, overshadowing Monday’s completion of the race.
Wallace, the only full-time African American driver in the stock-car circuit’s elite Cup Series, called it a “despicable act of racism and hatred [that] leaves me incredibly saddened and serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society.”
NASCAR said in a statement that the noose was discovered in the late afternoon, on a day when its Cup Series race in Alabama — the first to have any fans in attendance since the organization banned all displays of the Confederate flag after Wallace pushed for such a move — will resume at 3 p.m. Eastern time.
The incident left Dale Earnhardt Jr. with one wish. “Hope Bubba wins it,” he tweeted early Monday morning.
In response to a statement of solidarity sent by the porn site Brazzers to “black talent, members, colleagues and fans,” performer Kristi Maxx responded, “Cool! Thanks. We would love for y’all to diversify your talent and shoot more black women.”
Performer Lasha Lane responded similarly to a tweet from Vixen: “Start by hiring more black models instead of just tweeting perhaps.”
The next day, performer Ricky Johnson started a thread detailing his and other black performers’ experiences of racism in the business. Soon, performers across the industry were weighing in with accounts of discriminatory hiring practices and pay, including white women being rewarded with lucrative contracts for their first so-called “interracial” scene.
The conversation quickly moved beyond Johnson’s popular thread, as performers deconstructed industry-wide racism, from white performers’ racism to race-based pay disparities and racist film tropes.
But when a woman named Lisa Alexander and her husband accused Juanillo of a crime for stenciling the words Black Lives Matter with chalk on the retaining wall outside his own home in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights, he was ready with his cellphone.
“Respectfully,” Alexander can be seen telling Juanillo in his video, “absolutely your [Black Lives Matter] signs and everything, that’s good, but this is not the way to do it. It’s private property.
”Yes it was: Juanillo’s property. But, he maintains, being a man of color, Alexander likely assumed he did not live in the expensive home they were standing in front of. She called the police.
Later, her husband, Robert Larkin, was fired by his employer, Raymond James. Alexander’s company, LaFace Skincare, has taken down its website and all social media accounts.
That’s right, “Karen,” go hide away in the dark, like the roach you are.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 176-year-old slave auction block has been removed from a Virginia city’s downtown.The 800-pound (363-kilogram) stone was pulled from the ground at a Fredericksburg street corner early Friday after the removal was delayed for months by lawsuits and the coronavirus pandemic, The Free Lance-Star reported.