Woman Kicked Out Of Victoria Secret For Being Black
Progressive Army – We need to discuss the inherent racism of this reaction from the store manager. Can you imagine that if the shoplifter had been white that all the white people would have been asked to leave the store? Probably not because such a thing would be ridiculous and unthinkable, just as it is in this situation.
This is the kind of racism that many want to deny is an issue. The kind of daily slights that dehumanize people of color and in particular African-Americans. We are denied the privilege of being seen as unique and complex individuals and are often lumped together as if we operate from a hive mind.
Scandal over Department of Interior pick
Daily Mail – Donald Trump’s frontrunner to lead the scandal-plagued Department of the Interior is a congresswoman currently under a House ethics investigation for misusing government funds.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican Congresswoman, is at the top of Trump’s short list for secretary of the Department of the Interior, sources close to the transition told the Dailymail.com and could be announced as soon as Friday.
Agency Report of Russia’s Doping Controversy
Washington Post – An investigative report Friday from the international agency that polices drugs in sports put the full scale of the Russian doping controversy into better focus, detailing one of the largest cheating scandals in history and implicating government employees and more than 1,000 Russian athletes who benefited from manipulations to conceal positive doping tests.
The Russian athletes and government officials were involved in an “institutional conspiracy” of an “unprecedented scale,” Richard McLaren, a Canadian lawyer and sports ethics expert who led the investigation for the World Anti-Doping Agency, said at a news conference Friday morning in London. The elaborate doping system and associated coverup began in at least 2011, McLaren said, and continued beyond the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.
President’s Call For Look At Election Hacking
Politico – President Barack Obama has ordered a “deep dive” into the cyber attacks that plagued this year’s election, the White House said Friday. Obama has asked the intelligence community to deliver its final report before he leaves office.
The review will put the spate of hacks — which officials have blamed on Russia — “in a greater context” by framing them against the “malicious cyber activity” that may have occurred around the edges of the 2008 and 2012 president elections, said White House principal deputy press secretary Eric Schultz at a briefing.