Categories for Minorities

27,134. 8/2/2019

CIVIL RIGHTS/HUD/MINORITIES/RACISM/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing to significantly raise the bar for civil rights groups seeking to prove that a landlord, insurance company or lender is guilty of housing discrimination. The proposal, first revealed by Politico, would force civil rights groups to jump over five hurdles, instead of three, to demonstrate that a policy has had a discriminatory effect that violates the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which protects against discrimination. The proposal also maps out how landlords and other defendants can successfully fight back against those claims and states that the Fair Housing Act does not override state laws that regulate the business of insurance. Civil rights groups have long used analyses of the effect of practices and policies to show that those practices and policies have harmed minority groups protected by federal civil rights laws. Such disparate analyses have been used to uncover discrimination in an era when racial prejudice and bigotry can be more subtle than in the past.”

Lola Fadulu, “Trump Proposal Would Raise Bar for Proving Housing Discrimination,” The New York Times online, August 2, 2019

26,697. 7/18/2019

DEMS/MINORITIES/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “President Donald Trump’s series of attacks this week against four Democratic women – all minorities – has stirred outrage but it’s far from the first time he has stoked racial tensions. Trump has created controversy for years with incendiary rhetoric that is often directed at people of color – from his branding of the Central Park Five as ‘muggers and murderers’ to his peddling of the false ‘birther’ conspiracy against then-President Barack Obama to his denigrating of a former African-American aide as a ‘dog.’ Here are a dozen times when Trump has fueled racial tensions: ‘The Squad’ Trump’s attacks against four liberal Democratic congresswomen – all women of color – started Sunday with a series of tweets in which he suggested they should ‘go back’ to their country of origin. The remarks were met with a barrage of criticism, but Trump refused to back down, saying they ‘hate our country’ and that ‘if they don’t like it, let them leave.’ Three of the congresswomen – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.; and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. – were born in the United States.”

Michael Collins and Christal Hayes, “From the ‘Central Park Five’ to ‘the squad’: A dozen times Donald Trump has stoked racial tensions,” USA Today, July 18, 2019 3:34 pm

26,638. 7/16/2019

ELECTION/GOP/MINORITIES/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Sen. John Cornyn prides himself on winning a large share of the Latino vote in Texas, campaigning in the Asian American community and running ads in three languages. It’s a crucial strategy for a Republican in a diverse state — and one that is sharply divergent from President Donald Trump’s approach. So as Cornyn seeks reelection next year with Trump on the ballot, he’s making sure that he isn’t dragged down by the president’s more inflammatory politics, exemplified again this week by his racist tweets telling four liberal Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back’ to where they came from…It’s a common refrain for Republicans trying to deflect a Trump-fueled firestorm and highlights the dilemma that the party will face for months to come. GOP lawmakers, especially those facing potentially tough reelection bids, need to create independent identities to win over Trump skeptics. But if they break too fiercely with the president, he and his grassroots supporters might turn on them, with disastrous political consequences.”

Burgess Everett and James Arkin, “Republicans’ choice: Stand with Trump or risk his wrath,” Politico, July 16, 2019 7:37 pm

26,595. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @Joy_Villa: This is what the ‘new conservative movement’ looks like https://t.co/10b4pnxoNT #FoxBusiness @usminority @MariaBartiromo”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:53 am

26,594. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @debragarrett: @usminority I love President Trump!! #Trump2020Landslide”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:48 am

26,593. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @bellavochi: @usminority That was powerful thank you!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:47 am

26,592. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @gatorfin40: @usminority Preach it brother Brandon!!” 

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:47 am

26,590. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @MsMaimie: @usminority 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I am so thankful you saw the light!!!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:47 am

26,589. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @Jbrc4E: @usminority Thank you for loving America.” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:47 am

26,588. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @PattiLy79084071: @usminority This film is AMAZING! You’ve got tremendous courage!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:46 am

26,587. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @Blondenevadan: @usminority At some point the light bulb comes on. I hope there are more Brandon’s out there.” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:46 am

26,586. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RikerJacqui: @usminority Great job Brandon 👍🏻❤️”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:46 am

26,585. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @kenpgentry: @usminority Great job Sir. Keep the fires burning. The TRUTH WILL win out!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:46 am

26,584. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @dtvaneps: @usminority Bravo Brandon”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:46 am

26,583. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @CuddlyAnimal1: @usminority You are an inspiration. I applaud your courage.”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:46 am

26,582. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @MarloweMacinty1: @usminority You nailed it! Thanks, Brandon Straka!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:46 am

26,581. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @mhmarsh82: @usminority Thanks Brandon! Keep it coming!” 

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:40 am

26,580. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @akita915: @usminority Amen! You got it right Brandon!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:40 am

26,579. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @Bamilan6: @usminority Frm Zimbabwe I stand with Pres Trump, so sick of CNN pundits, haters”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:40 am

26,578. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @teamzachy: @usminority Love this! You’re awesome”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:40 am

26,576. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @Carrie_Dunfee: @usminority Wow! Somebody is actually doing Something about this! Bravo! Brandon is a true patriot!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:39 am

26,575. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @usminority: ‘In January of 2017, I bitterly proclaimed on social media that I would never be able to understand how anybody could vote…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:36 am

26,574. 7/14/2019

MINORITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @usminority: Thank you to @realDonaldTrump for your incredible acknowledgment & support of #WalkAway back in October. #WalkAway turns 1…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 14, 2019 7:34 am

26,439. 7/11/2019

JOBS/MINORITIES/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘Nearly one million more blacks and two million more Hispanics are employed than when Barrack Obama left office, and minorities account for more than half of all new jobs created during the Trump Presidency. Unemployment among black women has hovered near 5% for the last six…..” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 11, 2019 6:39 am

26,250. 7/3/2019

HUMAN RIGHTS/LGBTQ/MINORITIES/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Trump administration plans to officially launch a new panel on human rights as early as Monday [7-8-19]— one already under scrutiny from Democrats who fear its stated focus on ‘natural law and natural rights’ could undercut protections for women and LGBTQ people around the world. State Department officials are briefing officials in Washington this week on the unveiling of the ‘Commission on Unalienable Rights,’ a body with as many as 15 appointees who will offer advice on human rights policy to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. At least 10 of the people have been chosen so far, and their names are expected to be revealed at the launch, according to people familiar with the issue, who noted that the launch plans could still change. The panel was conceived with almost no input from the State Department’s human rights bureau, people familiar with the matter say, effectively sidelining career government experts who have focused on human rights policy and history across numerous administrations.”

Nahal Toosi, “Trump’s ‘natural law’ human rights panel readies for launch,” Politico, July 3, 2019 8:17 pm