Sickening Racism - This is Trump's America

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And then there was the good ol' boy in a chapter of the American Legion out in Ohio who decided to cut the (white) speaker's mic at a Memorial Day ceremony just after that speaker had mentioned the contribution of Blacks in the establishment of Memorial Day itself.

That behavior did not sit well, though: the leader of that legion post subsequently resigned and its charter has been suspended. Still the incident was not what one would ordinarily have expected in this day and age, so I chalk it up at least in part to a lingering effect of Trump's erstwhile encouragement of white supremacists.

 

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2021- In the Post Despicable Donny era, GOP heads remain firmly stuck up their own asses, gasping for air. And apparently, Mr Pence has no clue about what systemic racism is. Or I suppose this is how you need to disingenuously talk to appeal to white GOP racists... or maybe he thinks that raising awareness of our historical racism and highlighting current racist nature of the GOP is a terrible thing to do because it makes some of us feel ashamed.

At the same time not a word about Despicable Donny nor acknowledgement of the GOP’s efforts to destroy Democracy in the US. Oh no that’s not racism, we are just disenfranchising those who vote against us. Racism has nothing to do with it... 👀


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I’m Strong Pence​

In a speech to a New Hampshire G.O.P. group, Pence calls systemic racism a ‘left-wing myth.’​


After focusing much of his speech on touting the achievements of the Trump administration, Mr. Pence took aim at “critical race theory,” a graduate school framework that has found its way into K-12 public education, asserting that young children are being taught “to be ashamed of their skin color.”

In a nutshell: Our poor white kids are made to feel bad about what their racist parents have done, are doing!! 😭
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And then there was the good ol' boy in a chapter of the American Legion out in Ohio who decided to cut the (white) speaker's mic at a Memorial Day ceremony just after that speaker had mentioned the contribution of Blacks in the establishment of Memorial Day itself.

That behavior did not sit well, though: the leader of that legion post subsequently resigned and its charter has been suspended. Still the incident was not what one would ordinarily have expected in this day and age, so I chalk it up at least in part to a lingering effect of Trump's erstwhile encouragement of white supremacists.

Surprised/not surprised. Ohio is very red in a lot of places and there are plenty of Trumpers. What happened in this case is simply a disgrace. No other way to put it.
 

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Surprised/not surprised. Ohio is very red in a lot of places and there are plenty of Trumpers. What happened in this case is simply a disgrace. No other way to put it.

Some more info about this incident...


The Legion said upon its demand, an officer for Lee-Bishop Post 464 resigned as a post officer and the American Legion has demanded that he resign his membership altogether. The state organization said it has suspended the post's charter "pending permanent closure."

According to the release, an investigation by the American Legion found that the actions taken at the Memorial Day ceremony in Hudson were "pre-meditated and planned."

The Legion said organizers "knew exactly when to turn the volume down and when to turn it back up."

Prior to the event, retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter had given a copy of his speech to the chair of the Memorial Day Parade committee and president of the Hudson American Legion Auxiliary, and she asked Kemter to remove a specific part of the speech regarding Black people's historical role in the holiday, the Legion said.

The state organization said Kemter did not change his speech.
 
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