Categories for Racism

28,069. 9/2/2019

DEMS/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Amazon Washington Post did a story that I brought racist attacks against the ‘Squad.’ No, they brought racist attacks against our Nation. All I do is call them out for the horrible things they have said. The Democrats have become the Party of the Squad!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 2, 2019 7:09 am

27,592. 8/18/2019

RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @OliverMcGee: Retweet @POTUS isn’t RACIST when @Prince wrote @realDonaldTrump Black Version! 😆 Donald Trump: Black Version Maybe that’s…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 18, 2019 10:29 pm

27,589. 8/18/2019

RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @MariaBartiromo: Trump rarely uses racial categories. It is the media and Democratic leaders who routinely issue race-based denunciation…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 18, 2019 10:17 pm

27,459. 8/15/2019

RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @BillOReilly: Without direct evidence, branding the President a white supremacy adherent becomes a cheap piece of political propaganda.…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 15, 2019 6:28 am

27,360. 8/12/2019

RACISM/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @DiamondandSilk: [email protected] on @LouDobbs talking about who’s really playing the ‘Race Card’ https://t.co/y6Wv2ZyK1E

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 12, 2019 2:50 pm

27,320. 8/9/2019

RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!” 

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 9, 2019 1:44 pm

27,319. 8/9/2019

CELEBS/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! They like to call themselves ‘Elite,’ but they are not Elite. In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite. The movie coming out is made in order…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 9, 2019 1:44 pm

27,291. 8/8/2019

MEDIA/RACISM/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Numerous critics and media outlets rebuked the conservative Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson Wednesday [8-7-19] after he said white supremacy in America was ‘not a real problem’ on his talk show the night before. His remarks on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ came days after a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart left 22 people dead and dozens injured. Investigators said the shooter was motivated by a hatred of Hispanics and pointed to a white supremacist manifesto worrying about ‘a Hispanic invasion.’ Mr. Carlson also likened white supremacy to ‘the Russia hoax,’ calling it a ‘conspiracy theory’ used by Democrats to divide the country. His comments drew a storm of criticism. Brian Stelter of CNN said the comments were ‘nonsensical.’ Margaret Sullivan, the Washington Post media columnist, flat-out called him ‘wrong.’ On social media, the hashtag #FireTuckerCarlson became a trending term. On Wednesday afternoon, even the Fox News anchor Shepard Smith said that ‘white nationalism is without question a very serious problem in America.’”

Emily S. Rueb and Derrick Bryson Taylor, “Tucker Carlson of Fox Falsely Calls White Supremacy a ‘Hoax’,” The New York Times online, August 8, 2019

27,275. 8/7/2019

DEMS/NANCY PELOSI/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Dems new weapon is actually their old weapon, one which they never cease to use when they are down, or run out of facts, RACISM! They are truly disgusting! They even used it on Nancy Pelosi. I will be putting out a list of all people who have been so (ridiculously) accused!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 7, 2019 7:48 pm

27,273. 8/7/2019

DHS/RACISM/TERRORISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats, such as those from white supremacists, a greater priority as specifically spelled out in the National Counterterrorism Strategy, current and former senior administration officials as well as other sources close to the Trump administration tell CNN…‘Ultimately the White House just added one paragraph about domestic terrorism as a throw-away line,” a senior source involved in the discussion told CNN. That paragraph mentions “other forms of violent extremism, such as racially motivated extremism, animal rights extremism, environmental extremism, sovereign citizen extremism, and militia extremism.” It made no mention of white supremacists.”

Jake Tapper, “Exclusive: White House rebuffed attempts by DHS to make combating domestic terrorism a higher priority,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, August 7, 2019 7:38 pm

27,269. 8/7/2019

DEMS/FBI/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The issue of white extremism is taking on a new and important role in the American political conversation, and it is separate from the problem of guns and the people who will use them to mow down their fellow citizens. The two issues mix together after mass shootings carried out by racially motivated killers. But they are often distinct. There was apparently no racial motivation for the gunman in Dayton, Ohio, who carried out his massacre hours after a gunman in El Paso, Texas, posted a racist screed and then shot up a Walmart. And there were no guns involved in the violence surrounding a 2017 gathering of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia. The issue of gun violence has divided Americans along political lines for decades and will continue to do so, but white extremism is jumping to the forefront of the political conversation in a new way: Democrats say it’s a crisis that needs to be addressed immediately while President Donald Trump and some pundits appear to believe there is no problem at all.”

Zachary B. Wolf, “Democrats and the FBI say white extremism is a huge problem. Trump disagrees.,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, August 7, 2019 7:15 pm

27,266. 8/7/2019

DEMS/ELECTION/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democratic presidential candidates lashed President Trump on Wednesday [8-7-19] with their sternest denunciations yet of his exploitation of racism for political purposes and resistance to gun control, in a day of biting criticism that also highlighted differences between Democrats over how best to understand the recent rise of hate crimes in America. More than ever, it was clear that last weekend’s massacres in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, had put Mr. Trump on the defensive and added fierce new urgency to Democratic efforts to engineer his ouster. Mr. Trump has not accounted for the echoes of his own rhetoric about immigrants and minorities in the manifesto composed by the anti-immigrant gunman in Texas, and he has appeared far more focused on feuding with his critics than on striking a tone of healing.”

Alexander Burns and Katie Glueck, “Biden and Booker Say Trump Is Fostering Hatred, Not Fighting It,” The New York Times online, August 7, 2019

27,262. 8/7/2019

DEMS/GUNS/MASS SHOOTINGS/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mr. Trump’s schedule was meant to follow the traditional model of apolitical presidential visits with victims, law enforcement officials and hospital workers after calamities like the mass shootings that resulted in 31 deaths in Dayton and El Paso and that created a new sense of national crisis over assault weapons and the rise of white supremacist ideology. That plan went awry even before Mr. Trump, who has acknowledged his discomfort with showing empathy in public, departed Washington. On Tuesday [8-6-19] night, he tweeted that Beto O’Rourke, the former Democratic congressman from El Paso, should ‘be quiet.’ As he prepared to leave the White House on Wednesday [8-7-19] morning, he went after former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who said in a speech that day that Mr. Trump had ‘fanned the flames of white supremacy.’”

Michael Crowley, Maggie Haberman, Mitch Smith and Michael D. Shear, “Trump Uses a Day of Healing to Deepen the Nation’s Divisions,” The New York Times online, August 7, 2019

27,238. 8/6/2019

IMMIGRATION/RACISM/RELIGION/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In recent years a number of Catholic bishops have denounced President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and harsh rhetoric toward immigrants and people of color. But one church leader went one step further, becoming likely the first Catholic bishop in the United States to publicly accuse Trump of racism. In a series of lacerating tweets, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio, Texas, called the President ‘a very poor man’ and urged him to ‘stop hate and racism, starting with yourself’…Garcia-Siller’s tweets were reacting to the massacre of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday [8-3-19]. The accused gunman is believed to have authored a racist, anti-immigrant document that laid out a dark vision of America overrun by Latinos. Some of the language in the manifesto reflects ideas from President Trump, Fox News and the modern Republican party. For example, the document warns of a ‘Hispanic invasion’ and says Democrats are using ‘open borders’ and ‘free healthcare for illegals’ to attract new voters.”

Daniel Burke, “A Catholic bishop in Texas is publicly accusing President Trump of racism,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, August 6, 2019 9:35 pm

27,234. 8/6/2019

MASS SHOOTINGS/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump has announced that he will travel on Wednesday to the scenes of the two weekend mass shootings, defying backlash by some in both communities who have urged him not to come. Trump had been widely expected to pay visits to El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, at some point this week after the Federal Aviation Administration issued travel advisories for both areas. But his plans have prompted backlash from within some of the communities, especially in El Paso, where the president’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has been blamed by many for potentially motivating the suspected shooter…White House aides teased Trump’s impending trip earlier Tuesday [8-6-19], telling reporters that his public schedule was clear due in part to preparations for his trip…They dismissed concerns by local politicians and opponents of the president who have called on him not to visit their cities as they continue to grieve the dozens killed and wounded in the pair of massacres.”

Caitlin Oprysko, “Trump announces plans to visit El Paso, Dayton in wake of shootings,” Politico, August 6, 2019 6:09 pm

27,230. 8/6/2019

DEMS/GOP/MASS SHOOTING/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Ohio’s Republican governor bucked his party to call for expanded gun laws Tuesday [8-6-19] and some Democrats in Texas told President Donald Trump to stay away as both states reeled from a pair of shootings that killed 31 people. A racist screed remained the focus of police investigating the massacre at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, while the FBI opened an investigation into the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, citing the gunman’s interest in violent ideology. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine urged the GOP-led state Legislature to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales and allowing courts to restrict firearms access for people perceived as threats. Persuading the Legislature to pass such proposals could be an uphill battle. It has given little consideration this session to those and other gun-safety measures already introduced by Democrats and DeWine’s Republican predecessor, John Kasich, also unsuccessfully pushed for a so-called red flag law on restricting firearms for people considered threats.”

John Seewer and Cedar Attanasio, “Gun reform urged in Ohio as Texas Democrats shun Trump visit,” The Associated Press, August 6, 2019

27,221. 8/6/2019

MASS SHOOTINGS/OBAMA/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Tuesday [8-6-19] attacked former President Barack Obama over the latter’s statement on the weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, tweeting edited quotes from Fox News hosts to make his point and again claiming he is ‘the least racist person’ in the world…Obama on Monday afternoon lamented the violence that transpired Saturday morning in El Paso, Texas, and early Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio, which left at least 31 people dead and dozens more injured. In his statement, Obama called on Americans to ‘soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments.’ The former president did not mention Trump or any other politician by name. The 21-year-old white man accused of carrying out the El Paso shooting is suspected of authoring a racist, anti-Hispanic manifesto before the rampage, and many high-profile Democrats have partly blamed the president’s history of incendiary immigration rhetoric for the attack.”

Quint Forgey, “Trump attacks Obama for statement on shootings,” Politico, August 6, 2019 8:12 am

27,220. 8/6/2019

MASS SHOOTINGS/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “After two mass shootings rocked the United States last weekend, headlines from Sydney to Paris depicted the bloodshed as America battling itself. International reactions to previous mass shootings focused on the ubiquity of guns in the United States — a culture that many people around the globe see as alien — and their role in making it the world’s most violent highly developed country. But in the days since a gunman killed 22 people and injured dozens more at a Walmart store in El Paso, Tex., attention has shifted to the toxic mixture of racism, nationalism and terrorism — along with the easy availability of firearms — and to President Trump’s role in inflaming ethnic divisions. The horror was only compounded by a shooting hours later in Dayton, Ohio, that left nine people dead.”

Richard Pérez-Peña and Megan Specia, “World Reacts to El Paso Shooting and the Hate That Fueled It,” The New York Times online, August 6, 2019

27,207. 8/6/2019

RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘It’s political season and the election is around the corner. They want to continue to push that racist narrative.’ @ainsleyearhardt @foxandfriends And I am the least racist person. Black, Hispanic and Asian Unemployment is the lowest (BEST) in the history of the United States!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 6, 2019 5:57 am

27,189. 8/5/2019

MASS SHOOTINGS/MEDIA/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In linking this weekend’s mass shootings to ‘gruesome and grisly video games’ and inadequate treatment of mental illness, President Trump echoed talking points that emerged from conservative media strongholds even before his Monday address from the White House. In his remarks, Mr. Trump condemned ‘racism, bigotry and white supremacy,’ though he did not propose any new gun control measures, in keeping with several right-wing personalities who declined to endorse weapons bans in the hours after the massacres in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, left 31 dead and scores wounded. Mr. Trump’s public statements often mirror comments made by pundits on Fox News, and there were striking connections between his remarks on video games and mental illness and what the cable network’s commentators said on Monday [8-5-19].”

Michael M. Grynbaum, Marc Tracy and Tiffany Hsu, “Trump Echoes ‘Fox & Friends’ on Shootings. The New York Post Dissents.,” The New York Times online, August 5, 2019

27,188. 8/5/2019

MASS SHOOTINGS/RACISM/TERRORISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The politics of American gun violence follow a predictable pattern in most cases: outraged calls for action from the left, somber gestures of sympathy from the right, a subdued presidential statement delivered from a prepared text — and then, in a matter of days or even hours, a national turning of the page to other matters. But after a white supremacist gunman massacred 22 people in El Paso, the political world hurtled on Monday [8-5-19] toward a more expansive, and potentially more turbulent, confrontation over racist extremism. Though the gun lobby was again on the defensive, it was not alone; so were social media companies and websites like 8chan that have become hives for toxic fantasies and violent ideas that have increasingly leaked into real life, with fatal consequences. Perhaps most of all, President Trump faced intense new criticism and scrutiny for the plain echoes of his own rhetoric in the El Paso gunman’s anti-immigrant manifesto.”

Alexander Burns, “Shootings Spur Debate on Extremism and Guns, With Trump on Defense,” The New York Times online, August 5, 2019

27,186. 8/5/2019

BORDER/IMMIGRATION/RACISM/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump’s re-election campaign has harnessed Facebook advertising to push the idea of an ‘invasion’ at the southern border, amplifying the fear-inducing language about immigrants that he has also voiced at campaign rallies and on Twitter. Since January, Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign has posted more than 2,000 ads on Facebook that include the word ‘invasion’ — part of a barrage of advertising focused on immigration, a dominant theme of his re-election messaging. A review of Mr. Trump’s tweets also found repeated references to an ‘invasion,’ while his 2016 campaign advertising heavily featured dark warnings about immigrants breaching America’s borders. Mr. Trump’s language on immigration — particularly his use of the word ‘invasion’ — is under scrutiny after the mass shooting in El Paso on Saturday [8-3-19]. The suspect in that shooting, which left 22 people dead, appeared to be the author of a manifesto declaring that ‘this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.’”

Thomas Kaplan, “How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim,” The New York Times online, August 5, 2019

27,171. 8/3/2019

RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @i24NEWS_EN: There is nothing racist about President #Trump’s suggesting that those who regularly spew hate at #America might spend thei…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 3, 2019 3:51 pm

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

27,094. 7/31/2019

IMMIGRATION/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A few residents in Colorado Springs, Colorado, have started an online petition to change the name of a local street that shares its name with President Donald Trump. The petition calls for Trump Avenue to be changed to Immigrant Way. It was started by Nina Ellis Frischmann and her team to complete a task in the weeklong Gish international scavenger hunt. The task: ‘Find a place on the map or a street name that celebrates a known racist or slave-holder or war criminal or simply a place name that uses a derogatory term and petition to have it changed to an inoffensive alternative,’ says Gish. The nine people on the scavenger hunt team said President Donald Trump fits the racist and war criminal categories. Although the street is not named after the 45th president — the houses on the street were built in the 1950s and 60s — visitors to Colorado Springs might be confuse the intention, says the petition. Frischmann and her team said they wanted to change the name to celebrate immigrants.”

Madeline Purdue, “Labeling Donald Trump as ‘racist,’ Colorado Springs residents aim to change Trump Avenue to Immigrant Way,” USA Today, July 31, 2019 11:15 pm