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GOP Senator Mike Braun Says He Thinks States Should Be Allowed To Make Interracial Marriage Illegal

Indiana Republican Sen. Mike Braun says he thinks the U.S. Supreme Court had no right to mandate that interracial marriage had to be legal in all states and that each individual state should be able to decide on such issues without the interference of the courts.

According to The Times of Northwest Indiana, Braun said the landmark 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision that struck down state bans on interracial marriage, was a mistake:

“Braun initially limited his claim to the national right to abortion established by the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision he hopes the current, more conservative, Supreme Court will overturn in coming months when it rules in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. But, when asked by The Times, Braun admitted there are many Supreme Court decisions he believes improperly established federal rights that would be better handled on a state-by-state basis, including Loving v. Virginia that legalized interracial marriage, and Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) establishing a right to privacy concerning contraceptive use.”

Specifically, Braun commented:

“We’re better off having states manifest their points of view, rather than homogenizing it across the country as Roe v. Wade did. This should be something where the expression of individual states are able to weigh-in on these issues through their own legislation, through their own court systems. Quit trying to put the federal government in charge.”

So now we have a Republican member of the Senate who is quite literally letting the mask slip and saying that if the state of Mississippi decides that blacks in their state cannot marry whites, they should have every right to do so.

Or, suppose the state of Indiana wants to say that same-sex couples have no right to marry or live together, they should also be allowed do to so because hey, state’s rights and all that stuff, the very same argument that was made for decades on the issue of slavery.

Fortunately, the reaction to Braun’s remarks was utter disgust and disdain, as it damn well should be:

Sen. Braun needs to go ahead and put his white hood back on. Sounds like he be much more comfortable that way.

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Newsmax Says They Have ‘Proof’ That Black People Don’t Mind Being Called The N-Word

According to the folks at right-wing “news” network Newsmax, black people don’t have any problem with people using the racial epithet N-word, which proves that podcaster Joe Rogan doesn’t owe anyone an apology.

Rogan was caught repeatedly using the deeply offensive word in a compilation tape that was posted online, CNN notes, which led the podcaster to issue an apology on Instagram:

Rogan used the word more than 20 times in the clips from different podcast episodes, which he said were compiled over a span of 12 years. In his apology, Rogan said it’s the “most regretful and shameful thing” he has ever had to address publicly.

“I know that to most people, there’s no context where a White person is ever allowed to say that, never mind publicly on a podcast, and I agree with that,” he said. “Now, I haven’t said it in years,” Rogan added.

Rogan also addressed a video of him comparing a Black neighborhood to a Planet of the Apes movie. “I certainly would never want to offend someone for entertainment with something as stupid as racism,” he said.

So Newsmax sent reporter James Klug out to the streets of Los Angeles, where he asked black people if they were offended by the word. In the video (below), Klug asks two men:

“Do you guys care?”

One man responds:

“Absolutely not!”

Klug asked two back women, both of whom said they didn’t care that Rogan had repeatedly used the word.

Another man told Klug:

“He’s not saying nothing bad to me so I don’t care. I don’t give a f–k.”

Yet another man laughingly responded:

“As soon as I get me a show, that’s the first thing I’m going to say. N****r, I made it!”

Oddly, there was absolutely no black person who said they were bothered by the word, which certainly makes the Newsmax segment seem selectively edited to say the least, with Klug remarking at the end of the segment:

“We pretty much expected it. We expected the Black community didn’t care that much.”

If that’s the case, then why didn’t Klug just stand on the street and start shouting “N****R!” at the top of his lungs? No one would have cared, right? At the end of the piece, he could have told the host back in the studio that everyone at Newsmax needs to start tossing the word around since it’s perfectly acceptable to be as blatantly bigoted as you want. Hey, some black people told me it’s fine!

Here’s the video:

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Alabama Schools Schedule Black History Month Programs – Get Accused Of Teaching ‘Critical Race Theory’

By now, you’d think most Americans would know February is Black History Month and welcome the fact that their school-age children will be learning about the many achievements made by black people in the United States.

But if you’re a school official in Alabama and recognize Black History Month by scheduling a program for students, you get accused of teaching “critical race theory,” which in reality is nothing more than a phrase used by some willfully ignorant white people in this country who don’t want kids to learn about the ugly history of racism, slavery, and oppression in the U.S.

According to AL.com:

As Alabama lawmakers look to take up multiple bills in the coming weeks that would ban divisive concepts associated with critical race theory, Alabama Superintendent Eric Mackey on Wednesday told members of the House Education Policy Committee people are confused about what CRT is.

Mackey said he is hearing from people who call to report CRT being taught, but when state officials investigate, they find no evidence.

”There are people out there who don’t understand what CRT is. And so in their misunderstanding of it, they make a report but it’s not actually CRT.

“I had two calls in the last week that they’re having a Black History Month program and they consider having a Black history program CRT. Having a Black history program is not CRT.”

Rep. Ed Oliver (R), however, is so convinced CRT is being introduced surreptitiously into schools that he has repeatedly (and incorrectly) alleged that CRT is being taught in classrooms to kindergarten children and all the way to grade 12, but has yet to provide any evidence of his claims, which led Mackey to note:

“I can tell you what’s in the state curriculum. I can tell you what’s in our textbooks and CRT is not in there.”

Another Republican lawmaker, Rep. Bob Fincher, wondered if teaching kids about slavery and racial injustice might make them feel “bad” about themselves:

“Are we going to make certain students with our classes feel uncomfortable or feel lesser than someone else by use of this critical race theory?”

God forbid anyone feel “uncomfortable” about the fact that it was legal to own other human beings (based solely on the color of their skin) for over a hundred years in the United States. We wouldn’t want anyone to feel “lesser than someone else” the way those enslaved people did, now would we?

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Majorie Taylor Greene Has A Meltdown Over Biden’s Plan To Nominate A Black Woman As Next SCOTUS Justice

Even though she swears she’s not a bigot or a racist, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is absolutely apoplectic that President Joe Biden has promised to nominate a black woman to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

Greene made an appearance on the “War Room” podcast of indicted former Trump administration official Steve Bannon on Monday, and she immediately began whining about Biden and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has said he welcomes the nomination of a black woman to the high court:

“We want leaders in Washington that are actually going to do the job instead of beg and cry on television for small dollar donations when someone is actually trying to get them out of office. And so for Lindsey Graham to stand there on television and defend Joe Biden’s pick for a Black justice on the Supreme Court, which is the most racist thing — I thought we were done with racism in this country — we should look at character, accomplishments, and he ability to do the job.”

Greene then added that all Graham is doing is “helping Biden’s agenda” and “doesn’t care about the two-tier justice system in America because he feels he was a victim of the riot at the Capitol right along with Nancy Pelosi…”

Did Marjorie have a problem with any of the SCOTUS nominees from failed, one-term former President Donald Trump? Of course not; they were all white and right-wing extremists.

The fact that Greene would dare to say, “I thought we were done with racism in this country” proves just how dangerously out of touch she is. It also suggests that she feeling aggrieved by the idea of a black Supreme Court justice because her bigotry cannot allow her to consider the idea without it arousing anger in her tiny cinder of a heart.

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Unearthed Video Shows McConnell Bragging: ‘My Party Does Really Good With White People And I’m Proud Of That’

Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) got caught in a controversy of his own making while discussing the issue of voting rights, telling reporters:

“The concern is misplaced because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.”

As the AP reported, that set off a wave of criticism for obvious reasons:

The comment implied that Black voters are somehow not American and underscored the concerns of voting rights advocates that Republicans in state legislatures across the country are explicitly seeking to disenfranchise Black voters. The timing was also notable, coming the same day that McConnell engineered a filibuster to block voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy.

Mitch tried to walk back his remarks as the full fury of the online shitstorm hit him:

McConnell addressed the controversy at a news conference in Kentucky, calling the criticism an “outrageous mischaracterization of my record as a result of leaving one word out inadvertently the other day, which I just now have supplied to you, is deeply offensive.”

Now, however, Patriot Takes has unearthed a video of McConnell circa 2015 in which he proudly brags that Republicans do well with white voters:

“My party does really good with white people and I’m proud of that.”

During the same 2015 Aspen Institute forum where McConnell expressed pride in being popular with white Americans, he mused on why blacks don’t want to join the GOP, according to Mediaite:

He accused Black voters of being “locked down against Republicans,” and the only hope he expressed for making inroads was the existence of some Black Republicans.

But perhaps most strange was McConnell’s assertion that “it certainly hasn’t been helped by having the first African-American president be a Democrat. I mean, that didn’t do us much good on that front” — as if Barack Obama just fell to Earth and into the Oval Office in a stroke of misfortune for the GOP.

Republicans love to say they’re not bigoted, racist, or opposed to civil rights for minorities in the United States. But that’s just another lie they tell along with all the others.