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Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 16:20.

The Trump administration is pulling out of a fight against North Carolina's infamous anti-trans law

<a href="https://splinternews.com/the-trump-administration-is-pulling-out-of-a-fight-agai-1793859006" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The Trump administration is pulling out of a fight against North Carolina&#39;s infamous anti-trans law</a>

Despite having pledged during the campaign that he would protect LGBTQ rights, President Donald Trump's administration has, once again, taken steps to leave the transgender community uniquely vulnerable to discriminatory laws.

Under the Obama administration, the Justice Department had filed a lawsuit against North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2—the so-called "bathroom bill" which...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 16:17.

Donald Trump reportedly responded to the latest wave of anti-Semitism in the worst way possible

<a href="https://splinternews.com/donald-trump-reportedly-responded-to-the-latest-wave-of-1793858906" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Donald Trump reportedly responded to the latest wave of anti-Semitism in the worst way possible</a>

President Trump reportedly suggested on Tuesday that the recent wave of anti-Semitic threats aimed at Jewish institutions across the country may, in fact, all just be one big hoax.

His comments come by way of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Stern, who claims the president discussed the bomb threats with a group of state Attorneys General. Noting that Trump initially called the threats...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 13:42.

Shocking video shows a Muslim YouTube star allegedly kicked off a Delta flight for speaking Arabic

<a href="https://splinternews.com/shocking-video-shows-a-muslim-youtube-star-allegedly-ki-1793864412" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Shocking video shows a Muslim YouTube star allegedly kicked off a Delta flight for speaking Arabic</a>

Adam Saleh just wanted to get home to New York City. Instead, he claims, he was ejected from a his Delta Airlines flight, simply for speaking Arabic.

Saleh, a YouTube star known for his viral prank videos, livestreamed his ordeal early Wednesday morning in a series of tweets and videos alleging racism on the part of Delta and the other passengers. He claimed that "racist people" had said they...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 11:35.

The father of an Indian man shot by a white man in Kansas has a grave warning for Trump's America

<a href="https://splinternews.com/the-father-of-an-indian-man-shot-by-a-white-man-in-kans-1793858823" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The father of an Indian man shot by a white man in Kansas has a grave warning for Trump&#39;s America</a>

On Wednesday evening, 51-year-old Adam W. Purinton reportedly yelled "get out of my country" before opening fire at an Olathe, KS, bar, killing one person of Indian descent and injuring another, as well as an unrelated bar patron. Shortly thereafter, he was heard allegedly bragging about having killed "Middle Eastern" men.

Now, Madasani Jaganmohan Reddy, whose son Alok is recovering from the...

David Boddiger David Boddiger Jul 15, 2019 at 10:41.

Trump Administration Wants to Obliterate Transgender Civil Rights Protections

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We’re all familiar with German pastor Martin Niemöller’s famous poem about speaking out. For U.S. voters, that time is now.

On Sunday, The New York Times reported that the Trump administration—and this is hard to even type—is “considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 01:47.

Texas Republicans are actually quoting MLK to justify this hideous transphobic legislation

<a href="https://splinternews.com/texas-republicans-are-actually-quoting-mlk-to-justify-t-1793858020" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Texas Republicans are actually quoting MLK to justify this hideous transphobic legislation</a>

On Thursday, Texas Republicans unveiled new legislation aimed at limiting access to restrooms for transgender people in the state. Yes, almost a year after North Carolina saw business flee and its reputation plummet after passing a similar law last spring, the lone state state is moving forward with their own bathroom bill, and setting the stage for a new showdown over LGBTQ rights.

Speaking...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 15, 2019 at 01:25.

A Trump-loving homophobe has been arrested for a Florida gay-bashing attack

<a href="https://splinternews.com/a-trump-loving-homophobe-has-been-arrested-for-a-florid-1793858921" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">A Trump-loving homophobe has been arrested for a Florida gay-bashing attack</a>

Police have arrested a North Carolina man suspected of carrying out a bizarre, homophobic attack on two men in Key West, FL, last month.

Brandon Ray Davis, 30, was taken into custody in Onslow County, NC, where he lives. He is set to be returned to Florida, and will face charges of aggravated battery for what the Miami Herald reports is being considered a hate crime.

Kevin Seymour, 38, and...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 14, 2019.

This Muslim teacher received a sickening lesson from her own students about Trump-inspired hate

<a href="https://splinternews.com/this-muslim-teacher-received-a-sickening-lesson-from-he-1793863745" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">This Muslim teacher received a sickening lesson from her own students about Trump-inspired hate</a>

Across the country, Donald Trump's election has emboldened those whose bigotry and racism might otherwise have been kept under wraps—like the anonymous students who recently urged their Muslim high school teacher to kill herself.

On Friday, Mairah Teli, a 24-year-old language arts teacher at Dacula High School in Gwinnett County, GA, found a handwritten note telling her that her headscarf...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 14, 2019.

These are some of the most devastating reactions to Trump's revised Muslim ban

<a href="https://splinternews.com/these-are-some-of-the-most-devastating-reactions-to-tru-1793859020" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">These are some of the most devastating reactions to Trump&#39;s revised Muslim ban</a>

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump finally signed the conspicuously delayed, revised version of his judicially discredited travel ban aimed at citizens of predominantly Muslim countries.

While the new ban, officially dubbed the "Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States," differs slightly from its predecessor (Iraq, for example, is no...

Jul 14, 2019.

Trans rights activists scored a major win this year. Now they're fighting to keep it.

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As the 2016 election lurches to a close, activists in Massachusetts are already looking ahead to the 2018 midterms to protect recent gains for transgender people across the state.

In July, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that prohibits discrimination against trans people in public spaces, a broad category that includes banks, businesses, government buildings, and crucially,...

Splinter Video Splinter Video Jul 14, 2019.

The Racist History of Banking

The Racist History of Banking

In America today, for every $100 of white family wealth, black families only have about $5.04. It’s a direct result of centuries of racist banking policies that have systematically kept black Americans from being able to prosper.

Samantha Grasso Samantha Grasso Jul 14, 2019.

Bernie Sanders Tries to Apologize for Harassment and Assault on His Campaign, Again

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has once again attempted to apologize for what appears to be systemic issues with sexism on his 2016 campaign. And once again, he’s come up short.

Following a new report of sexual harassment and assault within his campaign staff during his 2016 presidential run, Sanders has again apologized for his ignorance of these events, sharing a statement on Twitter...

Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 14, 2019.

Motel 6 Will Pay $12 Million for Handing Over Guest Info to ICE

<a href="https://splinternews.com/motel-6-will-pay-12-million-for-handing-over-guest-inf-1833877822" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Motel 6 Will Pay $12 Million for Handing Over Guest Info to ICE</a>

The hotel chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay $12 million in a lawsuit that accused several of its Washington state locations of handing over guest information to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, according to ABC.

The motel company was accused of sharing the information of 80,000 customers with ICE between 2015 and 2017. ICE didn’t provide a warrant for this information. The...

Tim Rogers Tim Rogers Jul 11, 2019.

National anthem scandal leads to death threats in Costa Rica

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica— Colin Kaepernick's Star-Spangled Banner boycott has sparked a growing movement in the United States where 2 minutes of silence speaks louder than words.

But in Costa Rica, 2 minutes of singing has caused a national anthem scandal of a different sort.

The kerfuffle started last week when an unfortunately worded communiqué from the Ministry of Education was circulated to...

Sophie Weiner Sophie Weiner Jul 08, 2019.

VA Official Removes a Portrait of the KKK's First Grand Wizard From His Office

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David J. Thomas Sr., a senior official at the Veteran’s Affairs’ Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, has removed a portrait from his office that featured the first Grand Wizard of the Klu Klux Klan, the Washington Post reports. Nathan Bedford Forrest, the man pictured in the portrait, was also the Confederate commander of the 1864 massacre of mostly black Union soldiers at...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 08, 2019.

The Trump administration just announced it's taking its fight to ban Muslims to the next level

<a href="https://splinternews.com/the-trump-administration-just-announced-its-taking-its-1793859178" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The Trump administration just announced it&#39;s taking its fight to ban Muslims to the next level</a>

The Department of Justice has reportedly decided to appeal the ruling handed down by Maryland federal judge Theodore David Chuang which contributed to the blocking of President Trump's latest attempt at a Muslim travel ban this week.

The appeal, which CNN notes has not yet been officially filed, seeks to overturn Chuang's order to suspend portions of the revised Muslim ban, which restricted...

Nick Martin Nick Martin Jul 06, 2019.

The Native Teen Fighting His School for the Right to Wear His Regalia at Graduation

<a href="https://splinternews.com/the-native-teen-fighting-his-school-for-the-right-to-we-1833980423" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The Native Teen Fighting His School for the Right to Wear His Regalia at Graduation</a>

What happened to Tvli Birdshead has happened so many times before.

Every year, it seems, some school somewhere in America tells Native students that they can’t wear their tribal regalia to graduation.

In June 2018, administrators at Midway High School in Texas prevented Tacoda Goodall from walking across the stage at his graduation ceremony wearing a beaded graduation cap with an eagle feather...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 02, 2019.

The diverse America Donald Trump hates just handed him one of his most humiliating defeats

<a href="https://splinternews.com/the-diverse-america-donald-trump-hates-just-handed-him-1793859134" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The diverse America Donald Trump hates just handed him one of his most humiliating defeats</a>

When not one, but two federal judges halted President Donald Trump's second attempt at a Muslim travel ban on Wednesday evening, it wasn't simply a body blow to a policy that was already on the ropes. It was a repudiation of the white nationalist philosophy coursing its way through the president's agenda, merely because of the identities of the people involved in handing Trump one of the most...

Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Jul 02, 2019.

This Republican senator just accidentally outed Donald Trump as a longtime racist

<a href="https://splinternews.com/this-republican-senator-just-accidentally-outed-donald-1793861270" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">This Republican senator just accidentally outed Donald Trump as a longtime racist</a>

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) probably thought he was doing Donald Trump a favor when he cited the presidential candidate's 1989 campaign to "bring back the death penalty" as an example of Trump having a longstanding, no-nonsense attitude toward crime.

Instead, Sessions' comments, made during a recent radio interview, highlight just how dangerous Trump's "law and order" candidacy truly...

Jul 02, 2019.

Hate Rising: Jorge Ramos explores state of hate in America

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A new film, "Hate Rising," reported by Fusion and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, shows the astonishing and very concerning rise of hate in America. From the Ku Klux Klan to the so-called alt-right movement, white supremacist groups are growing in numbers and influence. Their ideas, usually confined to private and secretive gatherings, are becoming mainstream thanks in part to the...

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