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Atlanta gay bar faces backlash over owner’s racist Facebook posts calling Obama a ‘n**ger’

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The owner of a gay bar in one of the most racially diverse cities in the United States is under scrutiny after racist Facebook posts he made in recent years re-surfaced.

As New Now Next reported, the posts were made by Palmer Marsh, the owner of Atlanta’s Burkhart’s Pub, and began as recently as 2015.

“If the South had won, we would be a hell of a lot better off,” one post from August 2015, which was still live as of press time, read.

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Criticism of Marsh’s comments, some of which were posted as recently as this month, roiled over the weekend after a Facebook user posted screenshots of them.

“Obviously Vladimir Putin thinks that Barack Obama is a stupid n**ger,” he wrote in another of the posts. “He might just be right.”

After Marsh’s posts went viral, Buckhart’s general manager Don Hunnewell spoke to the Georgia Voice, saying “it took everything I had to soldier on and not terminate my employment agreement.” Hunnewell also said that Marsh and his wife and business partner Mary are retired and have “no active participation in the operations” of the pub.

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LGBTQ activist group ATL Activate has planned a public forum for January 27 to address Marsh’s racist comments.


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Woman allegedly involved in Central Park scandal placed on leave from job: ‘We do not condone racism’

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Video circulated on social media on Memorial Day of a woman in Central Park claiming she was calling 911 to falsely claim an "African-American man" was threatening her life.

It reportedly started after he filmed her walking her dog without a leash.

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Internet sleuths worked to identify the woman. During the day on Monday, rumors of her identity spread online.

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Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

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With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

With 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself.

He is among a growing number of doctors, academics and institutions who in recent weeks have adapted and amplified their scientific messaging in hopes of countering what has been termed an infodemic -- a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which experts say can pose a serious threat to public health.

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Ted Cruz doesn’t want people shamed with body bags for going to beach: ‘Please stop the hate’

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In early May, Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder made news by dressing up as the Grim Reaper in an attempt to scare people from crowding beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days later, he escalated by laying out body bags on the steps of the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee.

He escalated further on Saturday by announcing he would be handing out body bags to Florida beachgoers and started a fundraiser with the funds going to two progressive Political Action Committees.

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The effort caught the eye of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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