Nineteen signs racism is alive and well in the USA

Thursday 07 July 2016 16:30
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Philando Castile, 32, has been shot dead by police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

His girlfriend live-streamed the event's aftermath, showing him covered in blood, saying he was shot as he reached for his driving licence.

During the video, Lavish Reynolds says they were pullled over for a broken rear light.

His shooting follows the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police on Tuesday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The death of Sterling, 37, has been protested by hundreds of people already. A video of Sterling being pinned to the ground by police has emerged, and an autopsy showed he died of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back.

Officers said they were responding to an anonymous caller who said a man in a red shirt selling music CDs had threatened him with a gun.

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Maybe it's the one you have to censor?

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This actually happened.

3.

Fox News, again.

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A higher proportion of white Americans believe they have touched a ghost than those who believe black people experience discrimination.

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Ladies and gentlemen, Pat Buchanan.

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Two linked GoFundMe fundraising page raised almost $300,000 for the officer accused of shooting Michael Brown six times in Ferguson. People had their say when they donated...

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Bill O'Reilly and the worst restaurant review of all time.

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If I say negro or black boy, or slave, if those people cannot take those kind of words and [not be offended] then Martin Luther King Jr hasn't done his job yet.

Cliven Bundy, a rancher in long dispute with the federal government, was trying to explain an earlier remark "I wonder if negroes weren't better off as slaves".

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This.

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What happens when a white man and a black man try to steal the same car? Well, what do you think?

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"Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston, step away from the crack pipe."

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The New York Post actually thought this cartoon, published the month after Barack Obama's inauguration, was a good idea.

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It's not just the media.

Via: The Washington Post

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It extends to culture.

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The criminal justice system:

Lifetime likelihood of imprisonment for US residents born in 2001:

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The economy:

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And even the president.

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When this footage is live-streamed to the world.

Warning: The below video is distressing.

Sigh.

More from the Independent: Philando Castile: Mother of man killed by traffic cop accuses police of 'executing' young black men across the country

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