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‘Negroes aren’t American’: White supremacist robocalls defend woman who allegedly chased and shot black man

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On Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Road To Power, a white supremacist podcast based in Idaho, is inundating residents of Clayton County, Georgia with racist robocalls.

The calls are defending Hannah Payne, who is charged with murder after allegedly pursuing and gunning down a black man, Kenneth Herring, whom she witnessed trying to flee the scene of a car accident.

“Negroes aren’t American. They aren’t really fully human. It’s time to send them all to Africa,” said the call. “She’s been cast as the criminal when in fact it was the negro … Tell the District Attorney of Clayton County, Georgia, free Hannah Payne.”

District Attorney Graham Lawson said she is “flabbergasted” and “repulsed” by the call, and Payne’s lawyer, Matt Tucker, has disavowed it as the product of a “white supremacist and anti-Semitic broadcasting outlet.”

Road To Power has specialized in using robocalls to spread white supremacist rhetoric. During Florida’s gubernatorial election in 2018, the group targeted voters there with a call featuring an actor speaking as Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum. “Well hello there. I is the Negro Andrew Gillum, and I be asking you to make me governor of this here state of Florida,” said the caller in an exaggerated minstrel dialect, interspersed with the sound of a monkey screeching.

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Black Georgia lawmaker accuses white man of demanding she ‘go back where she came from’ in supermarket diatribe

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On Friday evening, Erica Thomas, and African-American Democratic lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives, was shopping at a Publix supermarket in Mableton when a white customer came up to her and shouted at her, telling her to "go back where you came from" — words echoing President Donald Trump's recent racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.

Thomas' crime? She had too many items for the express checkout line.

Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!

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Trump mocked for tweeting he’ll ‘personally vouch’ for rapper A$AP Rocky’s bail: ‘Now name three of his songs’

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Twitter users were both baffled and amused on Saturday morning after Donald Trump tweeted that he would "personally vouch" for the bail needed to release American rapper A$AP Rocky from a Swedish jail.

After receiving a phone call from celebrity Kim Kardashian about the plight of the hip-hop star overseas, the president -- in the middle of a racism scandal himself -- appears to have taken up the cause in an effort to calm racism charges.

Not everyone on Twitter was buying it.

See below:

Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative....

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Trump echoes another president who stoked fear rather than face the tech-based economic change he failed to stem

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It is amazing how similar America in 2019 is to America in the 1920’s, a decade that began almost a hundred years ago. It is as if America is reliving its own history, trapped in a prison of deja vu, purposely not wanting to remember the disaster that unfolded as the 1920s ended.

The parallels are striking, the anti-immigration frenzy, race-baiting, trade wars, over-heated stock markets, corruption, and technological changes that produced hip urban centers contrasting with rural alienation and bitterness. Like today, the 1920s was a period of spectacular wealth and an ever-increasing income gap.

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