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Virginia farmers brilliantly respond to racist backlash over ‘reject white supremacy’ sign

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The owners of a family farm in northern Virginia publicly announced their opposition to white supremacy — and then responded on Facebook to the racist backlash.

Cox Farms posted “resist white supremacy” on the sign in front of their Centreville destination, where they hold seasonal and holiday festivals, reported WJLA-TV.

“We sincerely believe that fighting injustice and white supremacy is a responsibility that can — and should — unite us all,” Cox Farms said in a Facebook post. “We struggle to see how anyone other than self-identified white supremacists would take this as a personal attack.”

Some social media users did take offense to the farm’s sign and Facebook post, and the family painstakingly responded to critics who complained about seeing a Black Lives Matter sign there in the past but no Blue Lives Matter message.

“You’re right, Shannon — we do not support ‘Blue Lives Matter,'” Cox Farms replied. “Like Misty explained, police lives are already and by default valued in our society. Black lives are not, so we believe that a declaration that Black Lives Matter is necessary and important.”

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Another social media claimed the sign was divisive and forced “black supremacy” viewports on passersby — which the family explained was illogical.

“Lisa, when we talk about white supremacy, we’re referring to a systemic racism that is much deeper and more pervasive than any individual or group could be,” Cox Farms said. “Black people do not have the institutional power in our society to benefit from so-called ‘black supremacy.’ It just doesn’t work like that.”

Not all Facebook users reacted negatively to the family’s message.

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“If you see a sign that says ‘resist white supremacy’ and you first instinct is ‘well, I’m never shopping THERE again!’, guess what? You’re part of the reason signs like that need to exist. You ARE the problem,” said Facebook user Bryan Proctor Jr.


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Black man and realtor handcuffed for ‘forced entry’ into property’s open house: lawyers

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On Tuesday, the Daily Mail reported that Anthony Edwards has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Cincinnati and three police officers after he and his real estate agent, Jerry Isham, were handcuffed and detained at gunpoint last year while touring an open house.

The police were summoned by Thomas Branigan, a retired police officer living next door, who called 911 to report them as home invaders and said they had "forced entry" into the house. He later admitted he did not have a view of the door at the time.

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Rob Reiner has the perfect plan for the GOP and Trump’s ‘N-word tapes’ from ‘The Apprentice’

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For years, there have been rumors about the existence of unbroadcast tapes from NBC's "The Apprentice" that are said to document Donald Trump using the N-word.

Actor Tom Arnold has been pushing the idea.

While conventional wisdom may once of held that such a release would be a political catastrophe for a president, the release could actually help Trump in his 2020 re-election campaign, director Rob Reiner argued on Tuesday.

"I’ve heard there are tapes of Trump using the N-word during his time on The Apprentice. Based on the GOP’s support of his racism, they should ask producer Mark Burnett to release the tapes to boost the support of his base," Reiner tweeted.

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CNN blasted for giving a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer to defend Trump’s racism

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CNN was highly criticized on Monday for interviewing Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist who took part in the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"CNN interviewed white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Tuesday segment on President Donald Trump’s racist tweets, in another example of a news outlet inadvertently giving a large platform to white supremacists," The Daily Beast reported.

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