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NFL Kneeling Rule Disrespects Players; Subverts Democracy to Placate Autocrat

The National Football League (NFL), hoped to put to rest the controversy over kneeling players, by ginning up a new rule that would fine teams and those who kneel during the pre-game National Anthem. The NFL did just the opposite. The league showed total ignorance about what really makes this country great, subverting Democracy in the process. The move is clearly meant to placate Donald Trump, who blew up the issue into a national brouhaha with his misguided criticism of the players....

Donald Trump Lied About Stop and Frisk During Debate, Says NYPD

Donald Trump piled on lie after lie during the first debate when he insisted that “stop-and-frisk” policing reduced crime in New York City, the NYPD said in a hard-hitting fact-check of the GOP candidate. Trump has advocated the controversial tactic along with racial profiling to combat crime in urban areas, and insisted it works....

Trump Minority Support in 2016 Much Like Hitler Jewish Support in 1932

Hitler had surprising support in 1932 from Jewish voters attracted by his promises to restore law and order, boost the economy and make Germany great again. Donald Trump’s campaign themes are strikingly similar. Is there a lesson to be learned here? Trump recently appealed to African-Americans as the only candidate who can solve long-term problems of crime and chronic unemployment. ...

Trump’s Real Inner City Plan: Racial Profiling, Stop-and-Frisk Oppression

Donald Trump reached out to African-Americans with the admonition: “What have you got to lose?” As it turns out, plenty, starting with freedom. Trump has endorsed both racial profiling and “stop-and-frisk” policing and would impose it nationwide if elected president. Rudolph Giuliani, a close Trump advisor, imposed “stop-and-frisk” policing during his tenure as Republican New York City mayor. The policy caused an uproar among civil liberties groups and minorities...

Donald Trump Insultingly Ignorant On African-Americans — NAACP Head

Donald Trump was sharply criticized by NAACP President Cornell William Brooks today (Sept. 21) for displaying “an insulting degree of ignorance and/or insensitivity” about African-Americans in his remarks during a North Carolina speech about inner city conditions. Trump, appearing before a predominantly white audience, said African-American communities are “absolutely in the worst shape that they’ve ever been in before…. ever, ever, ever.”...

Donald Trump Faces New Backlash After Ripping Black Communities

Donald Trump continues to stumble on the campaign trail. In his latest gaff, he outraged African-Americans after calling their current living conditions the worst, “ever, ever, ever.” Critics noted he conveniently left out 200 years of U.S. slavery and Jim Crow laws. Trump is being increasing called out for lies, misstatements and gross exaggerations on the campaign trail. ...