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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Is Literally Out Here Trying To Deny White Supremacy After The El Paso Shooting

Tucker Carlson is the same Fox News host who got flustered when a guest was able to discredit his argument about taxes. Who can forget the unhinged, expletive-filled rant that went viral? Now, the conservative personality is telling his viewers that white supremacy, which has led to numerous deaths since Trump’s election, is a hoax.

Here’s Tucker Carlson trying to discredit studies about white supremacy just days after a white man targeted Mexicans in El Paso.

“But the whole thing is a lie,” Carlson says in the clip. “If you were to assemble a list, a hierarchy of concerns of problems this country faces, where would white supremacy be on the list? Right up there with Russia probably,” he said. “It’s actually not a real problem in America. The combined membership of every white supremacist organization in this country would be able to fit inside a college football stadium.”

Carlson’s own talking points are being scrutinized after the shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto riddled with Fox News talking points.

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Users on 4chan and 8chan blew up this week with multiple posts celebrating Tucker Carlson for embracing their white supremacist ideologies. It gives a new context to his rant calling white supremacy a hoax when Carlson himself is being praised by white supremacists.

To be clear, the FBI director has testified to the increase of white supremacy and its danger in the U.S.

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Last month, FBI Director Chris Wray spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee and admitted that there has been a dangerous uptick in white supremacy in the U.S.

“A majority of the domestic terrorism cases we’ve investigated are motivated by some version of what you might call white supremacist violence,” Wray stated when talking about the 100 domestic terror arrests made in 9 months.

Yet, despite the information from the heads of intelligence, people still deny the true danger of growing white supremacy.

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Being anti-white is very different than being against white supremacy. White supremacy is deadly. We have seen it several times in the past couple of years from Charlottesville, Virginia to El Paso, Texas. White supremacy is radicalizing people who are committing domestic terror acts.

The narrative dismissing and minimizing the impact and spread of white supremacy is dangerous.

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Alt-right personalities and Fox News have pushed numerous conspiracy theories to attack those who disagree with them. Pizzagate was one story that was completely unfounded and debunked. However, the relentless coverage from Fox News about a fictional child sex ring in the basement of a pizza parlor led to one man threatening to attack when it was filled with patrons. That man was sentenced to 4 years in prison.

READ: This Latina Schooled Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Live On TV

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A 70-Year-Old Mexican-American Woman Was Attacked Because Her Assailant Thought She Was Asian

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A 70-Year-Old Mexican-American Woman Was Attacked Because Her Assailant Thought She Was Asian

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In another incident that highlights the anti-Asian sentiment that is on the rise in recent months, a 70-year-old California woman was attacked in Eagle Rock, earlier this month. According to news reports, a young woman attacked her while she was exiting the bus to pick up groceries.

The elderly woman, who goes by Becky, is Mexican-American. But her attacker yelled an anti-Asian slur at her before physically assaulting her.

According to AAPI news site Asian Dawn, Becky’s attacker was a 23-year-old woman who was also riding the bus with her. The woman did nothing to provoke the attack. The young woman ended up dragging the older woman from the back of the bus to the front of the bus. Becky ended up in the hospital with a broken nose, a concussion, two severely swollen eyes, and chunks of her hair torn from her head.

According to Becky’s son, who only goes by Pete, while the family are Mexican-American, people often mistake their family for being of Asian descent. According to Pete, no one intervened to stop the young woman from attacking his mother.

“Nobody would help. Not even the bus driver,” the woman’s son told The Eastsider.

Finally, the young woman stopped her attack after a fellow passenger called 911. The police were able to apprehend the young woman after issuing a bulletin for her arrest.

According to Pete, his mother has a long road of recovery ahead of her. Already suffering from lupus and arthritis, her mother is having trouble walking. Her leg is badly bruised from the assault.

The fact that the victim was Mexican-American serves to illustrate how ignorant and hateful these racist attacks are. There is no rhyme or reason to hate.

Many are linking the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the virus originated in Wuhan, China. The violent racists that have been attacking people who appear to be of Asian descent believe that Asian-Americans are somehow personally responsible for the pandemic.

If you to support the #StopAsianHate cause, donate to organizations like gofundme.com/AAPI or the Asian American Legal defense fund here.

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Here’s How You Can Help Daunte Wright’s Family After He Was Killed By Police

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Here’s How You Can Help Daunte Wright’s Family After He Was Killed By Police

Police have taken another Black man’s life, this time it’s 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Protests have broken out in cities across the country as the nation reacts to the killing of yet another young Black man.

But as the nation reacts to the murder, Wright’s family – his mother and child – need all the support they can get right now and thankfully there are many ways that we can all be better allies while helping support the family that Wright leaves behind.

Daunte Wright is the third high-profile police murder in Minneapolis.

Daunte Wright was driving to his older brother’s house with his girlfriend on Sunday afternoon, when police pulled him over for expired tags. Police said they found an existing warrant for Wright’s arrest and attempted to handcuff him.

Bodycam footage revealed Officer Kim Potter shot Wright when she claimed to be reaching for her taser. He died on the scene, just 10 miles from where former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the death of George Floyd.

According to CNN, Daunte’s death is at least the third high-profile death of a Black man at the hands of police in Minnesota in the last five years. And Daunte Wright’s death comes less than a year after the police killing of George Floyd, which sparked protests around the world.

Daunte Wright leaves behind a family still struggling with such an immense loss.

Daunte’s mother, Katie Wright, spoke out about the fear he experienced before his death. Daunte called her after the police pulled him over, at the suggestion of his older brother. “I know my son was scared. He’s afraid of the police, and I just seen and heard the fear in his voice. But I don’t know why, and it should have never escalated the way it did,” Katie told Good Morning America on April 13.

According to Katie, Daunte believed he was getting pulled over for his hanging air fresheners, then she heard “scuffling” and an officer told him to hang up the phone. “I tried to call back three, four times and the girl that was with him answered the phone and she said that they shot him and he was lying in the driver’s seat unresponsive.”

If you’d like to help support Daunte’s family and demand justice, below are a few resources and action items:

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