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‘The ni**ers are coming!’: Watch as black actor gets racially harassed while filming a commercial

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A black actor got heckled with racial slurs from a passing car as he was being filmed for a commercial on Wednesday.

“The ni**ers are coming, the ni**ers are coming!” yelled an unnamed motorist, according to the Edmonton Journal. The incident that was caught on video.

Actor and former high-jump champion Jesse Lipscombe was in the process of filming a commercial about his love for the city of Edmonton, Alberta when a man in a car pulled up and began to shout the epithet-laden phrase.

Lipscombe opened the man’s car door and confronted him. The balding, middle-aged white man in the car pretended he hadn’t said anything, then yelled the N-word again as he sped away.

The actor said he wanted to give the man “the opportunity to feel uncomfortable as well.”

Since Lipscombe posted about the incident on Facebook, he has received thousands of messages of support.

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“It wasn’t shocking. It’s a thing that happens to people of colour, to women, to Muslims on a daily basis,” he said.

“It’s an unfortunate reality that minorities in all ways have had to desensitize themselves to this on a daily basis just to get by,” he told the Journal.

In a statement directed at the man in the car, Lipscombe said, “Thanks for your ignorance, and hopefully when you watch yourself with your two minutes of fame, you can see what you look like in the actual light as opposed to what you think you are when you probably hang out with your friends.”

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Federal Reserve chair defiant in face of Trump threats: ‘The law is clear — I have a four-year term’

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sounded a defiant note on Wednesday as he announced that there would be no further cuts to interest rates for the time being.

Even though President Donald Trump has been publicly calling for a rate cut to spur additional economic growth ahead of his reelection campaign, Powell kept interest rates at their current level and signaled that he did not foresee any interest rate cuts for the rest of the year.

Powell was asked by a reporter if he was concerned about being "demoted" by Trump in the wake of this announcement, the Federal Reserve Chairman said he wasn't worried.

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Economist mocks GOP for trying to pin racism on Democrats — after telling a harrowing story about anti-black economic envy

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Economist Julianne Malveaux explained to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that there was a time in the United States where black Americans were actually closing the wealth gap with white Americans -- until white Americans rioted and burned their property.

During her testimony at a hearing on reparations, Malveaux recounted the horrific story of the destruction of "Black Wall Street," which was a location in Tulsa, Oklahoma that was known for its high concentration of black-owned businesses and black wealth.

The area's prosperity came to an end in 1921 when white Tulsa residents used baseless accusation of a black man sexually assaulting a white woman as a justification to chase out all black residents and set fire to their neighborhoods. Hundreds of black residents were killed in the riots and the majority fled the city.

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Meghan McCain explodes after declaring herself a ‘sacrificial Republican’ — and shocks audience with slur against Joy Behar

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Whoopi Goldberg had to cool off a heated argument on "The View" between Joy Behar and Meghan McCain, who complained about being the show's "sacrificial Republican."

McCain mocked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for appearing at President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Orlando, where the president belittled him from the stage.

"The transformation is complete," McCain said. "That's what I thought last night, the transformation is complete."

She then warned the other panelists not to overlook the crowd enthusiasm for Trump, and she recalled a conversation with a producer who couldn't understand why the president's supporters loved him so much.

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