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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Donald Trump’s History of Racism

August 13-19, 2017

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Trump's History of Racism

On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump described some neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville as "very fine people." His defense of racists was not a surprise to readers of an incisive article by The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan, who wrote earlier on that darkly memorable day, "Trump doesn't like being forced to denounce racism for the very simple reason that he himself is, and always has been, a racist."

Despite the killing of an anti-Nazi protester in Charlottesville, some politicians are peculiarly interested in defending drivers who injure people involved in protests. Reporters Zaid Jilani and Lee Fang wrote about bills that have been proposed in many states, largely in response to Black Lives Matter and Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrations, that would provide special immunity to drivers who kill protesters.

Peter Maass
Senior Editor
Donald Trump Has Been a Racist All His Life — and He Isn't Going to Change After Charlottesville
Mehdi Hasan
Much of the media has overlooked the fact that Trump doesn't like being forced to denounce racism for the very simple reason that he himself is, and always has been, a racist.
Backed by Police Unions, Legislators Stand By Laws to Protect Drivers Who Kill Protesters
Zaid Jilani, Lee Fang
Lawmakers who previously pushed to shield drivers who killed protesters with moving vehicles are largely standing by their various efforts.

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