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Trump’s Vision of Black America Is a White Supremacist Fantasy

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/24

It is sad that so many of us think Donalds view on this topic is correct without having any personal experience or doing any fact checking.

I do feel sorry for Akron (http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Akron-Ohio.html) for the increase in some of the crime since 2002, still other types of crime are down. But comparing it to a warzone where your city is bombed, you are starved, shot at, and finding food is a life risking task is not a fair comparison.

It’s clear that Donald Trump’s “black outreach” isn’t actual outreach to black communities. A Trump who wanted to reach black voters would speak to black churches, black colleges, and organizations like the NAACP or the Urban League. The actual Trump, instead, has made his pitch to lily-white audiences in towns and neighborhoods with few black residents. And for good reason. Trump is never going to win more than a token percentage of black voters. If he wants the White House, he’ll need to persuade as many white voters as possible, and a visible commitment to diversity is one way to win over a certain class of right-leaning, suburban whites.

Source: Trump’s Vision of Black America Is a White Supremacist Fantasy

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How Factory Farming Is Giving Rise to Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs | Alternet

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/12

Just one more item that proves that mankind should have stuck to the little village phase of its growth.

In addition to causing immense animal suffering, factory farms are spawning dangerous superbugs that current antibiotics are powerless against.

Source: How Factory Farming Is Giving Rise to Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs | Alternet

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Judge Spares Prison for ‘Entitled’ Rapist Who Admitted Attack on ‘F*cking B*tch’ Who Rejected Him | Alternet

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/12

Must be a great year to be a white guy. Why can’t we all get treated the same in the halls of justice??

This is the second prominent case this year where a rapist got a slap on the wrist.

Source: Judge Spares Prison for ‘Entitled’ Rapist Who Admitted Attack on ‘F*cking B*tch’ Who Rejected Him | Alternet

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We asked linguists if Donald Trump speaks like that on purpose

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/12

I just learned a new term ‘Dog-whistling’.

For politicians, dog-whistling is the art of speaking in a sort of code that your supporters will understand, but not so blatantly that you feed too much ammunition to your detractors.

Source: We asked linguists if Donald Trump speaks like that on purpose

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The End of Brawn – The Atlantic

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/11

As machines do more of what humans do there will be a point when there just isn’t any work for many of us. Then what happens? Will the culture change to support those who can never find work? Or will be turn into a world where those that live on the edge of existence turn on those that live in luxury with food and a safe place to live?

The decline of “manly” work, the emergence of empathetic and intellectual jobs, and the rise of Trumpism.

Source: The End of Brawn – The Atlantic

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GOOD BLACK NEWS | Your Source For The Good Things Black People Do, Give and Receive All Over The World

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/09

Nice to see a site the gives you the positive side of black people in America.

Your Source For The Good Things Black People Do, Give and Receive All Over The World

Source: GOOD BLACK NEWS | Your Source For The Good Things Black People Do, Give and Receive All Over The World

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Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/09

This an interesting article. Looks like we are about to put truck drivers out of work with self diving cars and trucks.

The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. This map shows how those changes played out across the country.

Source: Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State : Planet Money : NPR

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Civil Rights Attorneys Sue Ferguson Over ‘Debtors Prisons’

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/09

I thought that debtors prisons were unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection clause. Why are we turning a blind eye to this version?

 

NPR got an advanced look at a civil rights lawsuit that claims Ferguson, Mo., residents who can’t afford to pay their court fines are illegally held in jail.

Source: Civil Rights Attorneys Sue Ferguson Over ‘Debtors Prisons’ : Code Switch : NPR

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Venezuela: Where flour, pasta and milk can cost a month’s pay – CNN.com

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/02

What happens to the citizens in Venezuela if this only gets worse and never better?

In Venezuela, you need to be lucky to get groceries, or have connections and cash. A lot of cash.

Source: Venezuela: Where flour, pasta and milk can cost a month’s pay – CNN.com

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Republican Platform Calls for Repeal of Ban on Political Organizing by Churches 

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2016/08/01

If the Government can’t support one religion over another then religion can get involved in the government. We can’t let the religious fanatics of this country take over.

By Elizabeth Dias Early Wednesday morning, Donald Trump called Jerry Falwell Jr. and woke him up with news the Liberty University president has long been waiting to hear. The new Republican platfor…

Source: Republican Platform Calls for Repeal of Ban on Political Organizing by Churches | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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