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Samuel L. Jackson: Trump and McConnell are ‘the same guys’ who called me the N-word growing up

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Actor Samuel L. Jackson, who grew up under segregation in Tennessee in the 1950s and 1960s, has told Esquire that he knows from experience the type of people President Donald Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell are.

When asked by Esquire whether he’s still angry about the racism he faced in the segregated south, Jackson says he’s actually angrier about it now than when he was a young man.

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“I’m angrier now about it than I was then just because I see these guys and I know these are the same guys: Trump and all those assh*les, Mitch McConnell,” he said. “They’re the same f*cking guys. And when I hear their voices, I hear the same voices. Those twangs where they didn’t specifically call you ‘n*gger,’ they said ‘nigra.’ ‘The nigras.'”

Jackson went on to say that many of the anxieties expressed by Trump supporters about white people becoming outnumbered by people of color were the exact same things he heard growing up.

“They were worried about the chasteness of their women, and miscegenation, and not having enough of them, there being more of us than there are of them,” he said.

Read the whole interview here.


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‘I’m entitled’: Kayleigh McEnany defends her 11 mail-in votes while calling it ‘fraud’ for the masses

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday faced questions from Fox News about why she had voted by mail 11 times even though President Donald Trump has called absentee ballots a "scam."

McEnany was asked about her voting history after the Tampa Bay Times reported that she had used mail-in voting nearly a dozen times in recent years.

"So why is it OK for you to do it?" Fox News host Ed Henry asked McEnany. "I understand you are traveling, you're in a different city. But how can you really be assured that your votes were counted accurately but when other people do it, it's fraud."

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‘They want their civil war’: Far-right ‘boogaloo’ militants have embedded themselves in the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis

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Young, white men dressed in Hawaiian-style print shirts and body armor, and carrying high-powered rifles have been a notable feature at state capitols, lending an edgy and even sometimes insurrectionary tone to gatherings of conservatives angered by restrictions on businesses and church gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Just as many states are reopening their economies — and taking the wind out of the conservative protests — the boogaloo movement found a new galvanizing cause: the protests in Minneapolis against the police killing of George Floyd.

A new iteration of the militia movement, boogaloo was born out of internet forums for gun enthusiasts that repurposed the 1984 movie Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo as a code for a second civil war, and then modified it into phrases like “big luau” to create an insular community for those in on the joke, with Hawaiian-style shirts functioning as an in-real-life identifier. Boogaloo gained currency as an internet meme over the summer of 2019, when it was adopted by white supremacists in the accelerationist tendency. In January, the movement made the leap from the internet to the streets when a group boogaloo-ers showed up at the Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Va.

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WATCH: Man holds black DoorDash driver at gunpoint for delivering food to an Arizona apartment complex

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A man in Mesa, Arizona, is facing assault and weapons charges after he allegedly held a delivery driver at gunpoint this Sunday, 12News reports.

Police say Valentino Tejeda pulled a gun on 24-year-old Dimitri Mills in the parking lot of Tejeda's apartment complex, and when Mills and his girlfriend tried to explain they were making a food delivery to a neighbor, Tejeda still insisted that Mills, who is black, was somehow a threat.

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