Navarro was in no mood to be lectured on “responsibility.”
Ana Navarro held nothing back as she went toe-to-toe with longtime Donald Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany during a recent segment on CNN.
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McEnany argued that Trump has already laid the groundwork for the country to unify around him by telling his supporters to stop hate crimes. She also argued that Trump has disavowed white supremacist groups “four times” and that he shouldn’t have to do it anymore.
“Let me tell you something that probably doesn’t happen to you,” Navarro told McEnany. “I get stopped by children who are afraid of going to school. I get stopped by Muslims who are afraid of going out in the street and having the scarves torn off their heads.”
McEnany then told Navarro that she hopes that Navarro is “responsible” and tells people that Trump has promised to work with all people.
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“Do me a favor and don’t lecture me on responsibility,” Navarro told McEnany. “Listen, Kayleigh. When you are standing in front of a DREAM Act kid who is afraid of being deported; when you are standing in front of a U.S. citizen kid who is afraid his parents are going to get deported; when you are standing in front an 8-year-old girl who is afraid that her U.S. citizen Hispanic parents are going to get discriminated [against] and deported. Do not lecture me on responsibility. Do not lecture me on responsibility. I am not the president of the U.S., he [Trump] is. He has the responsibility.”
Racism never stops in America – no need to look any further than the news headlines from the past 48 hours. From Central Park Karen to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis by police officers, people of color continue to experience outrageous acts of racism.
During the global Coronavirus pandemic, racism and white supremacy have been used to ignite attacks against communities of color and especially at immigrants. Although the U.S. has the highest number of Covid-19 infections in the world, many Americans ignorantly continue to blame foreigners and immigrants for bringing the virus to the U.S.
A SF Bay Area woman left racist notes containing white supremacist views on doors of homes belonging to immigrants.
A white woman in the Oakland suburb of Dublin has been arrested by police for allegedly leaving handwritten racist messages at several homes, targeting immigrants.
The white supremacist notes suggested that those not native to the United States should leave the country immediately so a ‘white, brave, American’ could live there instead.
“If you are a woman or man and was born in other country, return, go back to your land immediately, fast, with urgency,” the note said. It ended with “One American, white, brave, that serves the Nation or USA is going to live here.”
According to police department news release, the messages were directed towards women and children as well. Officers from the department had investigated a similar incident after a “related note” ordering Asian people to “leave immediately” was found on an information board on a popular hiking trail. Police said they believe the same woman was responsible for that note as well as the others, “messages that instilled fear and intimidation upon those residents.”
Residents targeted by the notes posted the incident to their social media, which helped lead to the woman’s arrest.
One resident gave the officers images captured on his doorbell security camera of a woman taping the note, and the officers soon found her in the area, police said in a statement.
The photo of the note shows text referring to the U.S. Constitution and God, demanding that anyone “born in other country” go back immediately. The note includes white supremacist language. Another note posted to Twitter used similar language, claiming that “in this place no Asian allowed,” and mentioning a May 23 deadline.
The surveillance images shared on social media quickly led police to identify and arrest a suspect, Nancy Arechiga, 52, authorities said. She was “soon located near the community while officers were still in the area,” police said, adding that she was carrying a backpack containing “handwritten notes of the same nature.”
Reports of racist acts directed against Asian people have surged amid the outbreak of COVID-19.
According to Stop AAPI Hate, an organization that’s been tracking self-reported incidents, more than 1,100 physical and verbal attacks against Asian Americans have been documented since late March.
The high number of reports, which have been submitted over just two weeks, is especially striking since people across the country have predominantly been sheltering in place. The incidents — logged through the Stop AAPI Hate website, which launched on March 19 — are wide-ranging.
In one, an Asian American child was pushed off her bike by a bystander at a park. In another, a family at a grocery store was spat on and accused of being responsible for the coronavirus. For some, including one Japanese restaurant owner, the harassment has come in the form of vandalism.
In a VOX interview, Manjusha Kulkarni says, “So many of us have experienced it, sometimes for the first time in our lives. It makes it much harder to go to the grocery store, to take a walk, to be outside our homes.”
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A confrontation about a dog leash has resulted in yet another video displaying the use of police as a weapon and threat against Black people as well as the surrendering of an adopted dog.
On Monday, a white woman by the name of Amy Cooper had been walking with her dog through Central Park. She and her dog were in an area of the park where her dog was supposed to be on a leash. Cooper’s dog was off-leash when it came upon a man named Christian Cooper (not related to Amy Cooper) who was bird watching n a wooded area of Central Park called the Ramble. Their confrontation escalated when Christian Cooper asked the woman to put her dog on a leash and she refused. When the woman began to become upset and claim that she was going to call the police, Christian Cooper turned on his phone and began to record.
In the video, Christian Cooper remains calm and relatively quiet while Amy Cooper frantically tells police he had threatened her and her dog.
The video begins with Amy Cooper pulling her dog by the collar and asking Christian Cooper to “Please don’t come close to me.” At one point she moves closer to Christian Cooper saying “Sir, I’m asking you to stop recording me,” In response, Cooper asks the woman to keep her distance. (It’s important to note that it’s unsure as to whether he was doing this for safety measures because of Coronavirus or something else.)
Amy Cooper then tells Christian Cooper in the video that she plans on calling the police saying “I’m going to tell them there’s an African American man threatening my life. Soon she gets on the phone saying “He is recording me and threatening me and my dog.” During the call, Amy Cooper appears to struggle to restrain his dog while she puts him on a leash. At one point, the dog even appears to be choking. “I’m being threatened by a man in the Ramble,” Amy says in the phone, growing increasingly distraught. “Please send the cops immediately!”
The video ends with Christian Cooper telling the woman “Thank You.” Soon after taking the recording, Christian Cooper posted it on Facebook.
In an interview with CNN, Amy Cooper apologized. “I’m not a racist. I did not mean to harm that man in any way.”
The New York Police Department also told CNN that when officers finally responded to the scene, neither Christian Cooper nor Amy Cooper was present. “I videotaped it because I thought it was important to document things,” Christian Cooper told CNN. “Unfortunately we live in an era with things like Ahmaud Arbery, where black men are seen as targets. This woman thought she could exploit that to her advantage, and I wasn’t having it.”
According to CNN, Christian Cooper stressed the importance of keeping dogs on leash saying.
Central Park attracts over 230 bird species. Christian Cooper explained “That’s important to us birders because we know that dogs won’t be off-leash at all and we can go there to see the ground-dwelling birds…People spend a lot of money and time planting in those areas as well. Nothing grows in a dog run for a reason.”
Speaking to CNN, Amy Cooper said that her “entire life is being destroyed right now” explaining further that she was “was just scared.” Amy Cooper has since been placed on administrative leave by her employer and her dog has been surrendered to the shelter he was adopted from years ago until the dispute is resolved.
“Thank you to the concerned public for reaching out to us about a video involving a dog that was adopted from our rescue a few years ago. As of this evening, the owner has voluntarily surrendered the dog in question to our rescue while this matter is being addressed. Our mission remains the health and safety of our rescued dogs. The dog is now in our rescue’s care and he is safe and in good health. We will not be responding to any further inquiries about the situation, either publicly or privately. Thank you for your understanding,” they assured.
Recently, Christian Cooper spoke out in defense of the woman who used police to threaten him.
Speaking to NPR in an interview, Cooper urged people reaching out to Amy Cooper to remain civil. “Now, should she be defined by that, you know, couple-of-seconds moment? I can’t answer that. I think that’s really up to her and what she does going forward,” Christian Cooper said in the interview. “I am told there has been death threats and that is wholly inappropriate and abhorrent and should stop immediately… I find it strange that people who were upset that … that she tried to bring death by cop down on my head, would then turn around and try to put death threats on her head. Where is the logic in that? Where does that make any kind of sense?”
Pretty amazing that Christian Cooper is able to extend such sympathy and understanding to a woman who similarly threatened his own life by using the police against him.
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