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Activist Shaun King posts racist reader’s email — and gets ‘accidentally’ kicked off Facebook

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Activist and New York Daily News columnist was suspended from Facebook on Friday after he posted a racist email sent to him, Mediaite reported.

“I’ve been banned from Facebook. Yeah, really,” he tweeted Friday morning. “Was a guest speaker there earlier this year. FOOLISHNESS.”

Before being locked out of the social media site, King also shared the brief email — “F*CK YOU N**GER” — on Twitter. A screenshot of that post can be seen below:

Hours later, King announced that Facebook reinstated his account, saying in a message to him that his removal was a mistake.

“A member of our team accidentally removed something you posted,” the message read, adding, “We sincerely apologize for the error.”

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King posted a screenshot of the message, which can be seen here:

Shaun King FB message

“SO many of you have told me that you have had your accounts suspended for FIGHTING BIGOTRY while the bigots often seem to be able to say whatever the hell they want,” King wrote. “Anyway, Facebook apologized here and in an email.
I actually love Facebook a lot and believe in its power to bring about social change, but it still has a lot of room to grow. Maybe this can be one of those moments. Anyway, glad to be back.”


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House of Representatives votes for resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s racism

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President Donald Trump was condemned by the House of Representatives on Tuesday for his racist attacks on young women of color in Congress.

The resolution was passed with the support of every Democrat.

The text said "Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."

The resolved that the body "strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America."

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Kim Jong-un threatens to restart nuke tests as Trump’s efforts to talk to the regime fall apart again: report

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On Tuesday, CNN's Brian Todd reported that the North Korean regime is on the brink of rescinding what little they promised President Donald Trump, as the future of his efforts to continue talks appear uncertain.

"Kim Jong-un's regime is once again in negotiation by intimidation," said Todd. "Just two weeks after their historic meeting at the DMZ, and President Trump's short stroll into North Korea, North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-un appears to be threatening to start testing his nuclear weapons again. In a new statement, Kim's foreign ministry calls the joint U.S./South Korean military exercises planned for next month a breach of the main spirit of what President Trump and Kim agreed to in Singapore, and says, 'We are gradually losing our justifications to follow through on the commitments we made with the U.S."

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‘He’s ignorant — not stupid’: NYT columnist says Trump is trying to ‘bait’ Democrats because he wants to run against AOC

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President Donald Trump is not going to get the 2020 opponent he wants, so he's going to pretend that his actual opposition is being led by the four young women in Congress known as The Squad, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni wrote on Tuesday.

Trump has spent the last few days with racist attacks on the four first-term members, who are Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

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