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‘Welcome to the Trump plantation’: Historically black college vandalized after Betsy DeVos gaffe

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Students at Howard University were greeted by racist graffiti on Tuesday, just a day after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came under fire for calling historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) “pioneers of school choice.”

Howard University student Italia Calino tweeted a photo of the racist message that was painted on The Yard’s sidewalk.

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“Welcome to the Trump plantation,” the graffiti reads. “Overseer: Wayne A. I. Frederick.”

On Monday, DeVos had used a statement about HBCUs to push her “school choice” agenda. Following President Donald Trump’s meeting with several leaders of historically black colleges, DeVos released a statement calling HBCUs “real pioneers when it comes to school choice.”

Critics said that DeVos statement ignored the fact that HBCUs were created because Jim Crow-era segregation gave black students few choices in higher education.

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‘Comparing yourself to terrorists?’ Internet cracks up at Trump saying dead 9-11 hijackers got more justice than him

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President Donald Trump quoted Fox News host Mark Levin that left many scratching their heads. Levin, who has a show on Sunday evenings, claimed that the terrorists from Sept. 11 got more due process than the president.

The claim was a curious one because, as many on Twitter noted, it's not often that the president of the United States compares himself to a terrorist. Secondly, the 9-11 hijackers all died in the attack, as they were on the planes that crashed into the buildings and into a Pennsylvania field.

Trump is known to quote Levin frequently, though the citations often make the president look worse.

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MLK was ‘gravely disappointed’ with white moderates — whom he believed were responsible for impeding civil rights

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"We also realize that the problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power."

—Martin Luther King Jr., 1967

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day comes as moderate Democrats, falling in line behind former vice president Joe Biden, are warning that the party risks re-electing Donald Trump if it nominates too radical a candidate for president — by which they mean someone like Senators Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.

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Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe catches Alan Dershowitz in humiliating hypocrisy: ‘He’s not to be trusted’

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Harvard Constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe called out President Donald Trump's lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, Sunday on Twitter, noting that his opinions seem to evolve depending on who he's defending.

Dershowitz is on a kind of press junket for the president, defending him in various media appearances. The former lawyer to Jeffrey Epstein is handling Trump's defense as it pertains to the abuse of power. Dershowitz thinks that charge has no basis in law. In fact, impeachment trials aren't actually legal proceedings, they're political proceedings, because the Justice Department claimed that Trump can't be indicted under the law while he's president.

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