Racist mailer targets Asian-American candidate in New Jersey

Voters in New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district were recently treated to some racist mailers distributed by the New Jersey Republican State Committee. As reported by the New Jersey Globe, the committee, which supports the re-election of Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), mailed out postcards attacking the…

Florida GOP gubernatorial nominee was admin of racist Facebook group

Florida’s Republican nominee for governor, Rep. Ron DeSantis, quit his role as an administrator for a racist, Islamophobic, and conspiratorial Facebook group Wednesday, shortly after media outlets reported his affiliation with the group. DeSantis was one of 52 administrators and moderators of the “Tea Party”…

New Jersey school board candidate called Black people ‘animals’ and ‘useless wastes of life’

A New Jersey school board candidate often made racist comments on Facebook, calling Black people “animals” and “useless wastes of life.” He also frequently made homophobic and transphobic comments, mocked people with disabilities, and disparaged those calling for criminal justice reform. Richard Jankowski, a 51-year-old…

Top Clip of the Week: Penn Jillette, Mike Pence, Katrina Pierson, & More!

0:00-5:38 Penn Jillette Confirms Trump’s Wildly Racist Comments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-Tj7bXdZ3I 5:38-10:29 SHOCK: Mike Pence Says President Should Resign for Lying About Adultery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChnDDtpUigI 10:29-17:28 UH-OH: The Trump N-Word Tapes ARE REAL?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMCembBknJg 17:28-26:53 Trump Adviser Implodes on Fox, Caught in Web of Lies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQX9iAFKQ6I 26:53-32:56 Ben…

This congressman is just as homophobic as he is racist

CNN’s KFile team unearthed a number of racist and elitist comments that Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN) has made in the past, such as claiming that African American people receiving government assistance had “substituted one plantation for another.” Also buried in their reporting were comments from Lewis…

Papa John’s chairman resigns after admitting to using a racial slur during conference call

For the second time this year, racist remarks by John Schnatter have forced him to resign from the company he founded. According to Bloomberg, the “pizza” company’s board of directors accepted Schnatter’s resignation on Wednesday night, less than a day after he admitted to using…

Conservatives try to defend Trump’s family separation policy by being super racist

Conservative lawmakers and media figures have unleashed a wave of racist vitriol in recent days, in a half-baked attempt to defend President Donald Trump’s controversial child separation policy. Although the president signed an executive order this week supposedly ending the practice of separating immigrant families…

Top Clips of the Week: Roseanne Barr, Donald Trump Jr., Shepard Smith, & More!

0:00-8:46 Roseanne Fired for Racist Rant, Blocks David & Calls Him “Bully” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMCzLcRfrM4 8:46-12:58 BOMBSHELL: Trump Jr. Met with Putin Ally, FBI Has Wiretap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scJe8tpaJ5A 12:58-18:47 Trump Cucked, Korean Leaders Meet in Surprise Summit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLhrHR_qMRU 18:47-24:03 SHOCK: Fox Host DISMANTLES Trump’s “Spygate” Lies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtsE4Z-pieI 24:03-28:54…

The extreme right won’t stop defending Roseanne

For the second day in a row, the extreme right continued to defend Roseanne Barr and the racist tweet that ultimately got her fired. If anything, their outrage and excuses have only grown more pronounced, as ThinkProgress’ Extreme Right Tracker found. Even after spending much of…