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Federal government got away with ‘bombing’ Flint in 2013 ‘because it’s a majority-black city’: Michael Moore

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After revealing a horrific and underreported instance of the federal government using abandoned buildings in Flint, Michigan for “target practice” without warning residents, filmmaker Michael Moore weighed in on exactly why the military was able to get away with bombing his hometown.

The bombing and gunfire “went on for ten days, wasn’t covered in the national media,” Moore told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and his fellow panelists during a live town hall in Flint. 

You couldn’t get away with that stuff in the old days,” he added. “You can do that because this is a majority black city, the poorest city in the United States.”

Watch Moore and Flint residents who worked on the film discuss the bombing below, via MSNBC:

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Former New Hampshire GOP chair: Trump is using ‘the worst kind of racism’ to tear America apart

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President Donald Trump this past week ratcheted up racist rhetoric against four Democratic women of color, culminating in chants of "send her back" directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) during a Trump rally on Wednesday night.

Jennifer Horn, the former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, has written an editorial for USA Today in which she laments the fact that the entire Republican Party has been transformed by Trump into a "racist, nationalist movement" that she believes is tearing the country apart.

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Trump spewed a firehose of Orwellian lies after his racist outburst — and the media timidly bought into it

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With plodding predictability, we're now supposed to believe that Donald Trump is unhappy with racist chants by his followers and true believers. And that's after he spent the better part of the past week defending and doubling down on his use of a classic white supremacist demand that people of color should "go back" to wherever their ancestors came from.

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Store manager ruins special moment by accusing black dad of stealing basketball he bought for baby son

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A memorable moment in a black California family's life was spoiled when a store manager accused them of stealing a basketball they'd already purchased for their baby son.

Joel Stallworth and TaMiya Dickerson took their 18-month-old son Sammy to buy his first basketball July 5 at the Nike store at Santa Monica Place, and they left after waving goodbye to employees, reported the Santa Monica Daily Press.

A white store manager followed them outside and told Stallworth, who was on the basketball and track teams at California State University, Stanislaus, to hand over the ball.

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