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Classic.

Local utility company says it accidentally sent N-word as password to black woman - MSN

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A local utility company in Washington says that it accidentally sent an African-American customer a racial slur as the temporary password for her online account.

"I clicked 'forgot password' and got a temporary password from PSE and it was capital N---a and I was quite shocked," Erica Conway told KIRO 7 on Wednesday, referencing her reaction to an email from Puget Sound Energy (PSE) after she requested a new password for her account.

Conway, who is a longtime volunteer of the Seattle chapter of the NAACP, said that she believes the slur was intentional. She also says that she complained to a customer service agent named Lydia at PSE's Bothell call center, but that the representative did not take her seriously.

"I had said 'Do you guys screen out certain words?' and Lydia was, like, 'Yes, we do.' And I said, 'Well you guys didn't screen out this word' And she said, 'Why would we?' and I said, "What do you mean why would we? This is an offensive word.' And she stated to me, 'No one uses that word anymore.' And I was like, where are you living, what planet are you living on?"


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There's a great joke here for Chris Rock, but I am not smart enough to write it. So I tweeted a link to the story to Chris.

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CLASSIC neighborhood welcome

Lynwood Stephanie Dillard public FB post
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So My daughter went to her fourth period class today and found “Nigger” written on her desk! A brand new high school in Collierville but yet we are fighting the same old demon of racism!!!!! — feeling annoyed.

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Lynwood Stephanie Dillard public FB post
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So My daughter went to her fourth period class today and found “Nigger” written on her desk! A brand new high school in Collierville but yet we are fighting the same old demon of racism!!!!! — feeling annoyed.

This is the rump legacy, this is the legacy of every American not vehemently opposing rump too. They ALL own this and by god would I love to see them held accountable.

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Kill them all’: Racist graffiti found at Sac City College prompts safety concerns


https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article219377200.html


But racists only in the South, I thought.

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/video-rel ... directions

See video of white racist garbage shooting at Black kid for asking for directions

How many years would he do if he was Black and the kid was white?

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Another one on the Neighborhood Welcome -> They're Sorry -> bye trajectory...

White Woman Who Blocked Black Neighbor From Building Is Fired - NYT

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A black man arrived at the entrance to the building where he lives in St. Louis late Friday night only to find himself blocked by a white neighbor who demanded proof he lived there.

“Please move, ma’am,” the man, D’Arreion Toles, says in a video he recorded of the encounter, which shows the woman with her dog on a leash standing in the doorway at the condominium complex, the Elder Shirt Lofts.

“I can,” she responds. “Do you live here?”

“I’ve already answered that question,” Mr. Toles, 24, replies as he continues to try to get in. “Excuse me.”

But the woman, Hilary Brooke Mueller, refused to move as she continued to ask Mr. Toles what unit he lived in and to see his key fob. When he declined to tell her, she remained in his path.


Even though I'm the longest tenant in my building at this point, I worry about some dumb airbnb'er doing this to me some day.

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Youth football teams banned from Carroll County league right before playoffs: Is it racism?


https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryl ... story.html


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Playoffs begin this Saturday, but Rachel Bullock hasn’t told her 8-year-old son yet that the youth football league he plays in won’t let his team compete — and that she and other parents think racism might have contributed to that decision.

“I have no answers for him,” Bullock said. “ ‘Because they said so?’ He will be devastated.”

She and other parents of kids who play on Reisterstown Mustangs teams say they believe racism might be a factor. The six Mustangs teams are majority black, while teams from the other 10 organizations in the Carroll County Youth Football and Cheer League are majority white.

“I hate to say ‘racism,’ but when they give you no other reason, what else can you come up with?” Bullock said.

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/27/us/trans ... index.html


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Transgender immigrant who died in ICE custody was beaten and deprived of medical attention, family says

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/27/us/transgender-asylum-seeker-wrongful-death-claim/index.html




+++++++++++++++

Was just working on a post for this in Defining Transgender Out of Existence.

The Roxsana Hernandez case is a big one, a seriously big one. Especially now that it's come out that ICE physically abused her before her death :evil: :( . And also in light of the fact that the first contingent from the caravan to reach the border was the LGBTQ contingent. We have lapsed officially back into the Dred Scott Decision/Fugitive Slave Law era.

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Going into a meeting, more a little later.

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Welcome to GM, Toledo

Inside the GM plant where nooses and 'whites-only' signs hung - CNN

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For Boyd, it began on his first day. He said he could feel the glare from white team members as if they were saying, "Who's he to be in charge of them?"

All the other supervisors, who were white, received training before their jobs, Boyd said. Boyd, an experienced supervisor albeit in a different industry, was given a clipboard and told to start.

But if he wondered if he was making too much of that, the situation crystallized when some of his juniors ignored him, refused to follow his directions and called him the N-word, though he could never see exactly who said it.

When he reported the insubordination to upper management, he said he was told to deal with it himself, to counsel his workers who'd used the slur.

The message he said he took from his leaders at the plant: Be happy you're here. Deal with it.

But it got harder each day to ignore, he told CNN in an interview.

A white employee Boyd oversaw told him: "Back in the day, you would have been buried with a shovel."

In his role as supervisor, Boyd reported that, too. The worker was taken to a disciplinary hearing with a union official and business leader where he freely admitted what he had said, Boyd recalled. But then Boyd himself was pulled aside and advised to let the matter go if he wanted to get along at the plant, he said. No disciplinary action was taken, Boyd said.

Boyd and other workers of color learned there was a coded language to talk about them, according to the lawsuit. White employees kept calling them "Dan." They thought some people didn't respect them enough to learn their names. But other colleagues told them it was a slur, an acronym for "dumb ass nigger."

The N-word was a regular part of life at Toledo Powertrain, where components are made for various Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, Boyd said. A white woman seen walking with him later found "Nigger lover" written on her pizza box.


More in article. Classic neighborhood welcome.

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Welcome to the House of Representatives

Democrat responds to being told 'go back to Puerto Rico' on House floor - The Hill

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Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) said a Republican telling him to "go back to Puerto Rico" sounded like the equivalent of "go back to where you came from."

During a House vote on reopening the government Thursday, an argument broke out between Republicans and Democrats over a procedural question.

During the chaos, Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) yelled, "Go back to Puerto Rico!"

"When people blurt things out like that, it certainly sounds like the old saying, 'go back to where you came from,' " Cárdenas told The Hill later.

"Since I was a little boy I've heard that blurted at me many times, but it's sad that anything even remotely close to that would be said to me on the floor of the House," he added.

Cárdenas said he immediately asked his Republican colleagues who'd made the remark, but no one came forward.

Smith later acknowledged he'd made the remark, but not in reference to any one member. He said he directed it to any Democrat who had taken part in a weekend delegation to the U.S. territory.


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GM acknowledges shockingly racist incidents at Toledo plant - CBS

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General Motors said it is urgently working to identify which of its employees turned a Toledo plant into a cesspool of racism. African American workers allege they were routinely disparaged, not only with the n-word but with nooses, swastikas and "whites only" signs on bathroom doors.

GM's admission comes after months of sidestepping claims from 11 workers.

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I recently learned from a friend of mine that workers have been calling supervisors DAN. As in Dan said this or Dan said that. With Dan meaning Dumb Ass N........

I believe the stories and am very surprised because I have always found in my working experience that people usually get along quite well. Plus in a union situation everything is pretty much cut and dried by the contract. So there is no way a super can favor one worker over another.

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I believe the stories and am very surprised because I have always found in my working experience that people usually get along quite well.


Since you're not Black, you'll never be the target of anti-Black workplace harassment.

Additionally, one should never, EVER, br surprised at the ruthlessness and viciousness of conservative whites, in any setting or any environment.

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They keep telling us the next generation is so much better on social issues. :problem: I don't believe them.

4 Arrested and 23 Guns Seized in Plot Against Muslim Enclave in Upstate N.Y. - NYT

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On Friday, he showed classmates a photo of someone and said that person looked like a potential school shooter, authorities said.

The statement alarmed fellow students, who reported it to school officials. The local police became involved and started interviewing people at the school to determine whether there was a potential threat.

The threat, it turned out, came from the 16-year-old whose comments had triggered the investigation, authorities said on Tuesday. He and three young adults stockpiled 23 firearms and three homemade bombs as part of a plan to target the secluded Muslim enclave of Islamberg, a rural settlement about 150 miles northwest of New York City, authorities said.

The men, Vincent Vetromile, 19, Brian Colaneri, 20, and Andrew Crysel, 18, all from suburban Rochester, were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and conspiracy, according to court documents.

A fourth person was arrested and charged with the same offenses as an adolescent offender, Greece’s police chief, Patrick Phelan, said at a news conference on Tuesday. His name was not revealed because of his age.

All four suspects remained in custody as of Wednesday morning. The juvenile suspect is being held on a $1 million bail and is scheduled to return to court next week. The three adults, who are being held on $50,000 cash bails or $100,000 bonds, are scheduled to appear in court next month.

No federal terrorism charges have been filed. But Monroe County’s district attorney, Sandra Doorley, said Tuesday that the U.S. attorney’s office is involved in the investigation and that federal charges were possible.

It was unclear how all four of those charged were linked or how they initially connected, though at least three of the four were boy scouts, Mr. Phelan said. Two of them, Mr. Vetromile and Mr. Crysel, were eagle scouts.


Terrorists.

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This is so awful.

Child with autism locked out of school - KIRO

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A family is demanding answers after they say a fifth-grade student with autism was purposefully locked out of school by the principal.

The principal of Springbrook Elementary, Ashli Short, has now been placed on paid administrative leave pending an ongoing investigation, according to the Kent School District.

Lovine Montgomery says there’s no excuse for what her 11-year-old grandson endured on Dec. 14, 2018. Surveillance cameras from the school captured the fifth-grader wandering outside the school for 15 minutes.

It appears staff members are refusing to let him in. One teacher even escorts him back outside when he tries to walk in with other students after recess.

After a few minutes, he’s seen walking up to a classroom. The teacher inside goes to the window and closes the blinds in front of him. Montgomery couldn’t believe her eyes.

“Every time I watch this video it breaks my heart,” she said.


Can't with these people. People are so awful to each other, especially the most vulnerable. :(

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Child with autism locked out of school - KIRO



Can't with these people. People are so awful to each other, especially the most vulnerable. :(

Pure evil. Humans at their very worst.

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OK. I read this story. It makes no f'n sense.

The kid asked to go to the bathroom. The principal said no. Why exactly? The bathrooms were on school lockdown?

The principal said she felt "threatened" by the kid. How exactly? They tried to go around her to get to the bathroom. Look - when you gotta go, you gotta go?

What happened after that? They suddenly turned into Chucky and pounced on her? How could she feel "threatened"? By a small kid that went around her?

And the answer to this "massive threat" was to lock the kid out of the school? Say what? The kid may have a disability but I think the principal needs a mental health evaluation.

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OK. I read this story. It makes no f'n sense.

The kid asked to go to the bathroom. The principal said no. Why exactly? The bathrooms were on school lockdown?

The principal said she felt "threatened" by the kid. How exactly? They tried to go around her to get to the bathroom. Look - when you gotta go, you gotta go?

What happened after that? They suddenly turned into Chucky and pounced on her? How could she feel "threatened"? By a small kid that went around her?

And the answer to this "massive threat" was to lock the kid out of the school? Say what? The kid may have a disability but I think the principal needs a mental health evaluation.

Sometimes, the teachers are the bullies

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(TMZ/FOX 32) - "Empire" star Jussie Smollett was brutally attacked by two men who beat him up, put his head in a noose and screamed, "This is MAGA country," TMZ is reporting.

Sources directly connected to Smollett tell TMZ, the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 a.m. he was hungry and went to a Subway. TMZ was told when he walked out, someone yelled, "Aren't you that f***ot 'Empire' n*****?"

The two men -- both white and wearing ski masks -- viciously attacked Smollett as he fought back, but they beat him badly and fractured a rib. They put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left they yelled, "This is MAGA country."

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Did this just happen? Outrage time.

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