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NBC News reports the Trump administration is taking over $155M in FEMA disaster relief funding to pay for Trump’s immigration plan. Make It Plain’s Mark Thompson says Trump’s ‘obsession with immigration is rooted in his xenophobia and racism’ and his…
CNN political commentator Jennifer Granholm and Trump 2020 Campaign National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany had a heated exchange about President Trump's remarks targeting four Democratic congresswomen. #CNN #News
CNN commentators Keith Boykin and Rob Astorino got into a heated exchange over whether or not President Trump's tweets against four Democratic congresswomen should be considered racist. #CNN #News
The self-identified Latino Republican makes no secret of where he stands politically and believes that might have made his family a target. #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News…
After Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) "hates this country more than ever," Omar responded to the claim saying Carlson is a "racist fool." CNN's Brian Stelter reports. #CNN #News
Calling out and isolating extreme voices is part of leadership. With his article (May’s inaction is helping Islamophobia go mainstream, 2 April), Sadiq Khan has chosen to play politics on a serious issue. For the problem is much bigger than that, as evidenced by people like Tommy Robinson and his ilk. By dwelling on past comments and a mistaken retweet – things for which I’ve already apologised – Mr Khan seeks to entrench divisions instead of heal wounds. If we only look back we’ll never move forward. I try not to resent the entire Labour party, for example, because Emma Dent Coad MP once called me a “token ghetto boy”. I will not be looking to rehash any of Mr Khan’s previous comments; rather, his record as mayor of London will be my target. My plea to Mr Khan is this: can we please move on from the Punch and Judy politics that so many people are now sick to death with? This is the sort of election race I would like to run, discussing the things that matter most to Londoners and talking about how to move our city forward. Click here to upload it and we’ll publish the best submissions in the letters spread of our print edition
Chronicle File Photo Research on white Americans in political science has historically concentrated on racial prejudice, but a Duke professor is shifting the focus to white racial identity. Ashley Jardina, assistant professor of political science, provides a new perspective on race and racial attitudes in American politics in her book "White Identity Politics." "One is in fact racial prejudice; we know that racial prejudice still really informs a lot of white people's political preferences. But the second is also, independently, this desire that whites have to try to preserve their group's privileged status." To examine these trends, she analyzed survey data from the American National Election Studies and from her own research. She pointed to a couple of factors that have made white identity salient in recent years. One factor motivating the trend Jardina found in white identity is immigration and the consequent demographic shifts in the United States, she explained. "Subsequently, some whites are now much more aware of the importance of their racial identity.” Although racial prejudice is an out-group sentiment—when one group dislikes another group—white identity is an in-group sentiment about favoring your own group. It's motivated by wanting to just keep the power, the status, the privileges that you have and the things you benefit from as a member of your own group,” Jardina said. “Then this research became even more relevant in 2016 when Donald Trump entered the scene and was clearly actively appealing to whites and to their sense of identity," she said.
We have a prime minister in Israel who has openly sided with racists,” he charged. O’Rourke also jabbed at Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. “On the Palestinian side, we have an ineffectual leader. The candidate was asked during a question and answer session with the crowd about accepting large sums of contributions from pro-Israeli lobbyists during his 2018 Senate election in Texas. O’Rourke once again called for a “two-state solution” between Israel and the Palestinians to achieve peace in the Middle East. During Wednesday's New Hampshire stops, meanwhile, O’Rourke targeted sales of assault weapons, skirted his stance on late-term abortions, called for pre-K starting for four-year-olds, and acknowledged that he has a learning curve as he runs for president. I don’t want to take anyone’s guns from anyone in the country.” But he said the AR-15, “which is a variant of something that was designed for battlefield use, I see no reason for it to be sold into our communities.” Speaking with reporters, O’Rourke was asked by Fox News how he would have voted on a controversial GOP-sponsored Senate bill that would have required doctors to provide medical care to newborns, including those born during failed abortions. The candidate gave a hint of his support for abortion rights by adding that “I’ve seen the effects of regressive women’s health care policies in Texas, the inability to get much needed medical care… I want to make sure at a national level we don’t make those mistakes.” As a three-term congressman representing El Paso in the House, O’Rourke supported a bill in 2017 that would have lifted most state restrictions on abortion, including waiting periods. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who raised $5.9 million in the day after he announced his candidacy last month, had contributions from 223,000 people, with the average donation standing at $27. Discussing the comments – which critics said spotlighted unwelcome gender stereotypes – O’Rourke promised “not only will I not say that again, but I’ll be more thoughtful going forward in the way that I talk about our marriage.” On Wednesday, O’Rourke told the crowd that “Amy and I are raising those kiddos.” Asked if there’s a learning curve on the presidential campaign trail, he quickly answered: “Yeah.
The Christchurch attacks in New Zealand are an extreme symptom — the most extreme — of a much wider problem. Fear of other people has been weaponized by politicians, newspaper editors and broadcasters to suit their own agendas and to boost their election campaigns. To attract viewers and sell newspapers in an era when sales are declining and paid audiences shrinking. This is happening around the world. But it’s also happening in Australia. This fear is driven by ignorance, and it’s this widespread ignorance that permeates the upper levels of Australian society. The male, pale and stale leaders of our businesses, our media companies and our political parties. It is their ignorance that sets the narrative about Muslims in Australia. They decide who edits their newspapers and who produces their broadcasts. The editors decide what stories are run showing what... Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official stance of The Jakarta Post.
null On Saturday, after a 14-day campaign period, Barisan Nasional’s candidate – Zakaria Hanafi of the United Malays National Organisation (Umno) – won the seat for Semenyih, a state constituency in Selangor, by 1,914 votes. He beat the Pakatan Harapan candidate – Muhammad Aiman Zanali of the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (Bersatu) – and two independents. Mahathir’s ruling coalition loses seat in Malaysia by-election His victory meant Semenyih, about 20km from Kuala Lumpur, became the first constituency to have been flipped by the Barisan Nasional since the Pakatan Harapan toppled it from power in May after more than six decades of uninterrupted rule. “In [the last elections], Barisan and PAS won a total of 46.43 per cent of votes, while Pakatan Harapan won with 50.76 per cent. In the by-election, Barisan backed by PAS won 50.44 per cent while Pakatan won only 45.56 per cent. In May, the Barisan Nasional lost the seat to Pakatan Harapan’s Bakhtiar Mohd Nor, who won with a majority of almost 9,000 votes. Although this is not Barisan’s first post-election victory (it retained the seat of Cameron Highlands in another by-election in January), observers say Semenyih is one of the most telling by-elections since the Pakatan Harapan took over. Although Pakatan Harapan managed to retain most of the ethnic Indian and Chinese vote – the other two main racial groups in Malaysia – it yielded the Malay vote, which is about 68 per cent of the constituency. “There is clearly unrest about how Pakatan is governing, both in terms of the economy and the unnecessary provocation of the Malay sentiment,” said Shahril, of Umno Youth, adding that the victory boded well for future Umno-PAS cooperation. Religion, race, politics: what’s causing Malaysia’s great divide?