MIAMI — To show how the coronavirus is ravaging Black Miamians, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson created a makeshift cemetery in the Liberty City neighborhood. Tuesday, she added another 1,000 markers as a stark reminder that for members of her district, the pandemic rages on. “This is the epicenter of the pandemic,” Wilson said. “We represent many of the zip codes where the virus is roaring like a lion. ”With Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava at her side, Wilson brought the total number of plastic tombstones 1,500. Between the prayers and hymnals, the eve...
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'Going full white supremacy': Pompeo hit with furious backlash for saying 'multiculturalism' is 'not who America is'
In a shocking tweet barely 24 hours before he will no longer be the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo unleashed a disturbing tweet denouncing "multiculturalism" and claiming it is "not who America is." He also linked multiculturalism to authoritarianism. The outgoing diplomat, a former GOP congressman and former CIA director, is being lambasted on social media for his claim.
The United States is built on the histories and heritages of people from other countries who travel to America. By definition, the United States is a multicultural society: "the presence of, or support for the presence of, several distinct cultural or ethnic groups within a society."
In the wake of a riot that was inspired by white nationalism and a conspiracy theory cult, coupled by a growing number of lawmakers who regurgitate baseless conspiracy theories, the Republican Party is facing a reckoning, Mia Bloom writes in the Israeli news outlet Haaretz this Tuesday.
Bloom says that the cognitive dissonance that conservative Jews and many Israelis who support President Trump while ignoring the dog whistles to various right-wing extremists from his administration runs deep, and it will likely continue as a new generation of Republicans running for elected office have last names that are "Trump" -- namely Ivanka who has expressed interest in running for office in Florida.
Trump is leaving -- but his poisonous amplification of right-wing entitlement will continue to fester
The aspect of the Capitol insurrection that continues to carry the most fascination is the way that most of the people involved seemed utterly unafraid of potential consequences, legal or otherwise. The FBI has already charged more than 100 people for their involvement in the riot, and they are, according to the Washington Post, "mostly individuals who revealed themselves as participating in the Jan. 6 riot through social media boasts". Most people committing crimes desire anonymity, but these folks acted with utter impunity, buoyed by their belief that, if an election didn't go the way they desired, they could simply demand it be thrown out, as if they were telling a waiter to send an unsatisfying dish back to the kitchen.