Nearly 40% of Donald Trump supporters say minorities have “too much” influence in US

If you believe men and whites have “too little” influence in American society, it’s a key indicator of support for Donald Trump, according to new polling data released Wednesday. In fact, it’s almost as good a predictor of Trump support as disapproval of President Barack Obama, the ABC News/Washington Post survey found.

The data shows how Trump supporters and Hillary Clinton supporters view race and gender in the U.S. Despite clear evidence of gender disparity in the U.S., the vast majority of Trump supporters have no problem with the amount of power men hold in America. Hillary Clinton’s supporters, on the other hand, have a starkly different view of racial and gender influence in America.

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Trump isn’t simply a “bad candidate” or some SNL skit gone wrong — he’s flat-out dangerous. He’s incompetent, inept and so ridiculously unqualified to be president that I’m legitimately afraid he could start WWIII on accident.

Is Hillary Clinton perfect? No. Does she have flaws? Of course. I’m not here to tell anyone that she’s some flawless candidate who can do no wrong. But I will say, without hesitation, that she’s one of the most qualified human beings to ever run for president.

Saying she’s the “lesser of two evils” when comparing her to Trump is like saying a college kid arrested for selling marijuana out of his dorm room to help pay tuition is the “lesser of two evils” when compared to Charles Manson.

– Allen Clifton, forwardprogressives.com


“Democracy describes today’s America by only the most facile standards. […] Plutocracy is the accurate word. […] Imagine waking up in a prison cell with the choice to continue sleeping on an unpadded iron bench or a concrete floor. No matter what “decision” you make, neither can destroy the cage. This is the reality of our political climate, a series of non-decisions masquerading as choice.”

–  American Cartel: How America’s Two Major Parties Helped Destroy Democracy


What’s with all the sniffling?

The 14 Stupidest Lies From The First Presidential Debate



(by Ishaan Tharoor)

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N. affiliated group based in Geneva.

This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization’s High Commissioner on Human Rights. The group of experts, which includes leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, pointing to the continuing link between present injustices and the dark chapters of American history.

“In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge, as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent,” the report stated. “Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching.”

Citing the past year’s spate of police officers killing unarmed African American men, the panel warned against “impunity for state violence,” which has created, in its words, a “human rights crisis” that “must be addressed as a matter of urgency.”

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Donald Trump supporters artificially manipulated the results of online polls to create a false narrative that the Republican nominee won the first presidential debate on Monday night.

The efforts originated from users of the pro-Trump Reddit community r/The_Donald and 4chan messaged boards, which bombarded around 70 polls, including those launched by Time, Fortune, and CNBC.