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Reports of Jim Crow’s demise are a bit premature…

Trump Appoints KKK to Attorney General

There goes the Department of Justice…

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2016 in The Definition of Racism, The New Jim Crow

 

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The Whites Only House – Another Chumph Appointee…Another Bigot

 

 

Bank Led By Donald Trump’s Top Treasury Contender Accused Of Racist Lending

OneWest allegedly avoided lending to communities of color.

A California bank led by Donald Trump’s reported likely treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, is facing new allegations of racist lending practices.

OneWest failed to locate bank branches in minority neighborhoods, loaned money to “very few or no” people of color, and did a better job maintaining and marketing foreclosed homes in mostly white neighborhoods, according to a complaint filed by two housing advocacy groups Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The discrimination, called “redlining,” keeps communities of color in poverty by making it harder to buy homes. It was banned in 1968 under the Fair Housing Act.

The complaint was filed against CIT Group, the commercial lending giant that owns OneWest. Mnuchin, who led the investor group that bought OneWest in 2009 and served as its chairman, joined the board of CIT after the acquisition was completed in August 2015.

“Our analysis of OneWest suggests the bank has no significant branch presence in communities of color,” Kevin Stein, deputy director of California Reinvestment Coalition, one of the two nonprofits that filed the complaint, said in a statement. “[N]ot surprisingly, its home loans to borrowers and communities of color are low in absolute terms, low compared to its peer banks, and low when compared to what one would expect, given the size of the Asian American, African American, and Latino populations in California.”

Dune Capital, the hedge fund where Mnuchin works, did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.

“CIT is committed to fair-lending and works hard to meet the credit needs of all communities and neighborhoods we serve,” a spokesman for CIT said in a statement emailed to The Huffington Post on Thursday evening. 

In the Los Angeles area in which OneWest operates, black borrowers last year received just 1.7 percent of its mortgages ― 2.1 percentage points below the industry average. Asian Americans made up 8.4 percent of the bank’s borrowers ― 3 percentage points below the industry average. Latinos comprised an additional 8.4 percent of borrowers ― 14 percentage points below the industry average. Meanwhile, the bank awarded 82.4 percent of its loans to white people ― 14.6 percentage points above the industry average.

One-hundred percent of foreclosed homes ― also known as real estate-owned properties ― in neighborhoods of color had five or more maintenance or marketing failures, including trash strewn in the front yard, overgrown grass and shrubbery, and boarded up or broken doors and windows. By contrast, 33.3 percent of foreclosed properties in white neighborhoods sustained the same blight.

The complaints cast an ugly light over the man Trump officials have floated as the leading candidate to lead the Department of Treasury.

Mnuchin led the group of investors that bought OneWest, then called IndyMac Bank, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2009 after the company had collapsed under the weight of bad home loans it made during the housing bubble. As part of the deal, the FDIC agreed to take the hit for the vast majority of loan losses, an arrangement the agency made with buyers of other banks after the crash. OneWest then went to work foreclosing on homeowners, using the fraudulent, corner-cutting technique known as robosigning. In the years that followed, it paid billions of dollars in profits to its investors.

The investor group included private equity financial institutions specialist J.C. Flowers; hedge fund billionaire John Paulson, who later became famous for his massive bet against the U.S. housing market; and progressive philanthropist George Soros.

OneWest was not the only bank to make bad loans during the housing bubble and push people out of their homes once things soured. However, in an industry we now know was filled with fraud, “OneWest stood out,” wrote David Dayen, the author of a book on the foreclosure crisis published this year. “It routinely jumped to foreclosure rather than pursue options to keep borrowers in their homes; used fabricated and ‘robo-signed’ documents to secure the evictions; and had a particular talent for dispossessing the homes of senior citizens and people of color.”

 

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Another Trump Appointee…More Racist Baggage

Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama is on the “A” list of Chumph appointees. Senator Sessions has a long history in the US Senate on the Armed Services Committee, and is probably the only qualified person on the Chumph list.

As you would expect, being a conservative Republican Sessions has a bit of racial baggage. What Sessions has said, ad his long term Chump support, pretty much indicates that the CHump’s cabinet will be filled with bigots and racist.

Likely Trump pick Jeff Sessions called white lawyer ‘a disgrace to his race’ for representing blacks

Jeff Sessions speaks to CNN (screen grab)

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R – AL) has been one of Donald Trump’s staunchest political allies over the past 18 months, and he’s likely to be rewarded with a cabinet appointment in the new administration.

Like most reported Trump cabinet appointees, however, he has his own share of baggage that could damage his chances of getting confirmed. The New York Timespoints out that Sessions once said that a white attorney may be a “disgrace to his race” because he defended black clients.

This revelation first came to light back in 1986, when then-president Ronald Reagan nominated Sessions to be a federal district court judge. During his confirmation hearing, Sessions was asked about the testimony of prosecutor J. Gerald Hebert, who first revealed that Sessions said that white lawyers who represent black clients may be traitors to their own race.

Sessions at the time acknowledged that he might have made the remark, although he went on to say that “I don’t know why I would have said that and I certainly don’t believe it.”

Others testified during the confirmation hearing that Sessions called both the NAACP and the ACLU “un-American” for “trying to force civil rights down the throats of people,” the Times reports.

 

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Trump Concentration Camps

Here we go sliding into Nazi America.

“Internment Camps”…Concentration Camps.

Pro-Donald Trump spokesman praises Muslim registry, cites Japanese internment camps as ‘precedent’

A spokesman for a pro-Trump Super PAC cited the human rights-abusing Japanese internment camps kept in the U.S. during World War II as “precedent” for the President-elect’s proposed Muslim registry system.

Carl Higbie, a former Navy SEAL and a representative for the Great America PAC, told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Wednesday that he was in favor of the registry, even though it has been rebuked for being modeled after the highly controversial National Security Entry-Exit Registration System put in place after the 9/11 attacks.

“You don’t care that there’ll be some sort of a slippery slope where Muslims may get lumped into some group, and some aggressive law enforcement actor in the future might abuse that list?” Kelly asked.

“We’ve done it based on race, we’ve done it based on religion, we’ve done it based on region,” Higbie responded. “We’ve done it with Iran back — back a while ago. We did it during World War II with Japanese.”

“We’ve done it based on race, we’ve done it based on religion, we’ve done it based on region,” Higbie responded. “We’ve done it with Iran back — back a while ago. We did it during World War II with Japanese.”

In December, Trump praised Roosevelt for erecting the controversial camps and argued that his proposed Muslim registry follows the same thought trajectory.

 

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Chumph’s Racist Supporters Death Threats Letter Campaign

First Las Vegas –

Then a small town in Mass…

Pro-Trump letters warn minorities to leave town or die: ‘We cleared the White House of n****rs’

Minority residents of a small Massachusetts town have received death threats warning them to leave town in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.

A Natick man revealed on Facebook over the weekend that he had received multiple threatening letters that made reference to the president elect.

“WE HAVE JUST CLEARED THE WHITE HOUSE OFF N****RS!!!!” a handwritten note received on Nov. 10 said. “DO NOT BRING N****RS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD—YOU FUCK LATINOS NOW YOU FUCK N****RS. WE KILL THEM.”

The letter added: “NATICK IS STRICTLY WHITE.”

The next day, the man received a second warning, but this time it was typed.

“This is a serious warning. Natick has a zero tolerance for black people,” the message advised. “We tolerated the latinos now you are going total black. This trash belong to Dorchester. We have reclaimed our country back by selecting Trump and you are messing up everything. Our kids and our pets are scared to death.”

In a statement over the weekend, Natick Superintendent Peter Sanchioni and other city officials condemned the hate speech.

“We stand at the ready to ensure that no person will be mistreated, discriminated against, or excluded based on gender, race, class, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, learning style, abilities, or political party,” the statement said.

Chief James G. Hicks told Mass Live that the incident was being investigated as a “possible hate crime.”

“This kind of behavior is not indicative of the values of the Town of Natick and will not be tolerated in our community,” Hicks insisted. “The department is taking this case very seriously and we will investigate to our fullest capabilities to ensure the safety and security of our residents.”

 

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Trump Begins Selection of White Nationalist, Racist, and Anti-Semitic Staff

One of the Chumph’s first two selections for the White’s Only House is both a known anti-Semite and racist. A number of other names mentioned to take positions on the Chumph’s cabinet are also known and established racists like Rudy Giuliani.

Makes you wonder what position he is going to give former KKK David Duke.

 

A White Nationalist Is The New White House Chief Strategist

Steve Bannon, who stoked the flames of alt-right fury while running Breitbart News, is headed to the presidential inner circle.

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Brietbart race pimping to white supremacists

Steve Bannon, the Breitbart News Network executive chairman known for having white nationalist views ― and who has himself been accused of anti-Semitism ― was named chief strategist and senior counselor to President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday.

Bannon, 62, was taking time off from Breitbart to serve as CEO of the Trump campaign before Sunday’s announcement giving him a senior leadership role in the incoming administration.

Trump also announced Sunday that Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus would serve as his chief of staff.

“Steve and Reince are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory,” Trump said in a press release announcing the appointments. “Now I will have them both with me in the White House as we work to make America great again.”

David Axelrod, who served as senior advisor to President Barack Obama during his first term, said via Twitter Sunday that picking Priebus over Bannon as chief of staff could signal Trump taking a more “conventional” approach, but later said that having Bannon in the White House at all was “deeply troubling.”

Bannon’s name appeared above Priebus’ in the release, suggesting his significance in the Trump administration could rival that of the chief of staff. A president’s top strategist and senior counselor typically control access to the president and help set and carry out his agenda.

Image result for Breitbart racismAt Breitbart, Bannon helped make the hardline populist website a go-to resource for white nationalists and the alt-right, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups.

Breitbart served as a mouthpiece for the Trump campaign and an attack dogagainst conservatives like House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) who were critical of Trump.

Breitbart has propagated conspiracy theories, like Planned Parenthood having Nazi ties or Clinton aide Huma Abedin being a spy for Saudi Arabia. The website traffics in misogynist and racist stories; it frames women who push back against harassment or gender bias as weak and incompetent and portrays people of color and immigrants as inherently criminal.

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) spokesman Adam Jentleson said Trump’s choice of Bannon “signals that White Supremacists will be represented at the highest levels in Trump’s White House. “

“It is easy to see why the KKK views Trump as their champion,” he added.

The SPLC and the Anti-Defamation League expressed concern over the appointment as well, with the ADL saying Bannon and “his alt-right are so hostile to core American values.”

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Chili’s Denies Black Veteran Veterans Day Meal Due to Trump Supporter

Your typical everyday racist Chump ass, shows his racist ass…And gets away with it.

“Black people didn’t serve in Germany”?????

I hope Mr. Walker and his lawyers sue the hell out of this Chili’s franchisee. Better do it before the racist Chumph gets to put in his racist judges.

Chili’s Apologizes For Taking Meal From Black Veteran On Veterans Day

U.S. Army veteran Ernest Walker says a manager took his food after a customer wearing a Trump shirt questioned his service.

U.S. Army veteran Ernest Walker started recording video when a manager at a Chili’s restaurant in Cedar Hill, Texas, questioned his military service and took away his food.

Like some other establishments around the country, Chili’s offered free meals to veterans and active military service members on Veterans Day. Walker wrote on his Facebook page that he was eating at Chili’s with his service dog, Barack, when an elderly customer wearing a Trump shirt came up to him. “He said he was in Germany, and that they did not let Blacks serve over there,” Walker wrote.

Soon after, Walker said the the restaurant’s manager approached him and said that a fellow customer said Walker was “not a real soldier because [he] had [his] hat on indoors.” He asked to see identification, and continued to question Walker. Eventually, he took his food away, even though Walker showed him his military ID and discharge paperwork.

Walker posted the video, which has been viewed more than 50,000 times, to Facebook. He wrote that the incident made him feel “grossly offended, embarrassed, dehumanized.” On Friday, protesters organized outside the Chili’s restaurant to support Walker.

Chili’s responded to critics calling for the manager to be fired on Facebook. The restaurant chain said it elevated the situation to the highest levels of the company, and “fell short” on its “goal to make every guest feel special.” The company also apologized in a prepared statement and said it was reaching out to Walker.

But Walker told the Dallas Morning News that as of Sunday, Chili’s had not apologized directly to him. He also said he felt the election has “changed the hearts” of people.

“I do believe that the election has changed the hearts and changed the motives of people so much so that he believed in his heart and mind after talking to the Trump supporter that I was stealing food,” Walker said.

 

 

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