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White woman walks through Chicago’s South Side wearing ‘Black America, I’m sorry’ sign

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A white Chicago-area woman decided she needed to act in response to recent police killings of black Americans and ongoing racism by walking through a black community with an apology, CBS Chicago reports.

Laurella Willis attached two large poster boards to her back and front with the words, “Black America, I’m Sorry!!” written on them and walked about 20 miles through Chicago’s South Side.

“I don’t want to continue to see Black American being oppressed, and held down and killed like animals,” she told CBS.

As she walked, people approached her to tell her they appreciated her message.

“It’s very touching,” one African-American resident said. “Especially someone who’s not colored and making a stand for what is right.”

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CBS filmed several people waving to Willis or giving her a “thumbs up” sign.

“I was just saying I like what she’s doing,” one man said, when asked why he approached her.

“To me, that’s me doing my part,” Willis said. “I might be only a party of one, but I’m going to give you all the support that I have… I don’t want to hear lip service from anyone. I want action.”

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Trump’s racism is ‘disqualifying’ for him to remain as president: former White House lawyer

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Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal explained on MSNBC on Thursday why he viewed President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four women of color in Congress as disqualifying.

Anchor Brian Williams read a quote from Susan Glasser of The New Yorker.

"Half of the country is appalled but not really sure how to combat him; the other half is cheering, or at least averting its gaze. This is what a political civil war looks like, with words, for now, as weapons," Glasser wrote.

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Lawrence O’Donnell reports on the growing movement for the impeachment of President Donald Trump

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Anchor Lawrence O'Donnell reported on the growing movement for the impeachment of President Donald Trump during Thursday evening's "The Last Word" on MSNBC.

"The House of Representatives conducted a symbolic vote on a hastily written impeachment resolution by Democratic Congressman Al Green in reaction to the president’s tweeted comments that the House of Representatives voted to condemn as racist," O'Donnell reported. "The impeachment resolution had nothing to do with the [Robert] Mueller investigation and referred only to the president being unfit for office because of the language that he has used recently about members of Congress and immigrants and asylum seekers."

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Video proves how far the Trump’s GOP has gone from the era of Ronald Reagan and HW Bush

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The immigration policies of Donald Trump’s presidency would have no room for his GOP predecessors Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush—who both embraced work visas, family unification, easy border crossings and a better relationship with Mexico.

That counterpoint can be seen in a very short video clip from the 1980 presidential election where Reagan and Bush—who became Reagan’s vice president for two terms before winning the presidency in 1988—were asked about immigration at a campaign debate in Texas. Their responses show just how far to the right the Republican Party’s current leader, President Trump, and voters who have not left the GOP to become self-described political independents, have moved on immigration.

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