A black family in Maryland was outraged earlier this week when they discovered classmates on their daughter’s school bus chanted a song the featured a racial slur.
Rockville, Maryland resident B. Jamar Long posted a video on Facebook this week showing students singing a derogatory song about “n*ggers” on their way to school as his daughter sat by.
“Our daughter had to experience racism today on her school bus from Robert Frost Middle School in Montgomery County MD,” Long wrote. “They are singing ‘1,2,3,4 how many n*ggers are in my store.’ I am outraged and I refuse to let this slide. Please help me make this viral.”
As of this writing, the video has been viewed more than 300,000 times and has been shared nearly 19,000 times, so it seems that Long has succeeded in drawing attention to it. Local news station Fox 5 DC reports that Montgomery County Public Schools says it is investigating the video.
Watch the video for yourself below.
Israel parliament rejects law targeting Netanyahu over indictment
Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill targeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that sought to block candidates under indictment from forming a future government.
In a vote that highlighted the fragility of the premier's coalition, Wednesday's bill, proposed by opposition leader Yair Lapid, was defeated 53-37. Members of the Blue and White party, who are part of the coalition, abstained.
Talk of a snap election is already widespread, just three months after the current government was formed.
Netanyahu is on trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. He denies wrongdoing.
Trump campaign lashes out at GOP congressman for calling QAnon conspiracy theory a ‘fabrication’
This Wednesday, Illinois GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger posted a message to Twitter denouncing the QAnon conspiracy theory cult, saying the people who adhere to the cult's claims have no place in Congress.
"Qanon is a fabrication. This 'insider' has predicted so much incorrectly (but people don’t remember PAST predictions) so now has switched to vague generalities," he wrote. "Could be Russian propaganda or a basement dweller. Regardless, no place in Congress for these conspiracies."
Kinzinger's tweet caught the eye of President Trump's Deputy Director of Communications Matt Wolking, who apparently took issue with the Representative's suggestion that QAnon could be part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
Kamala Harris reading guide: The best reporting on the vice presidential candidate
Harris has spent decades in elected office, moving from prosecutor to the presidential trail. If you are just catching up, here are some of the highlights of her journey.
On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his vice presidential running mate. We’ve collected some of the best stories on Harris to get you up to speed on the candidate.