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13 times Donald Trump could have said "stop it" to bias-fueled violence, but chose not to

1. In Richmond, California, a white man began shouting at Muslims leaving a mosque after prayer services on Dec. 4 and shouted, “I’m going to kill you all.” The man, who later pled guilty to making terrorist threats and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with three years probation, made several Facebook posts before the attack praising Trump.  (src)

2. During a basketball game at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Indiana, students held up a poster of Donald Trump’s face and chanted, “Build a wall,” at Latino basketball players on Feb. 27. (src)

3. A white Trump supporter assaulted two male Wichita State University students — a Muslim American and a Latino — at a local Kwik shop. He reportedly began chanting “Trump! Trump! Trump!” Before driving off, the attacker added, “Make America great again! You guys are the losers! You guys, we’ll throw you over the wall!"  (src)

4. At Beloit Memorial High School in Beloit, Wisconsin, on April 8, black and Latino soccer players walked off the field when opposing fans chanted, "Donald Trump, build that wall!” (src)

5. A 20-year-old black man was visiting his elderly grandfather in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 3 when a white neighbor threatened the pair with a knife. The perpetrator reportedly said to police officers, “The RNC will take care of them, Donald Trump will fix them because they are scared of Donald Trump.” (src)

6. A black father of three was verbally and physically assaulted by a white hospital worker when she saw him talk to a white mother with reportedly biracial-looking children. The woman also allegedly said: “Get your black kids out of here. Do you even have a job? Do you know what a job is, n*gger? This is what Donald Trump’s talking about, people like you.” (src)

7. While riding a New York City subway, two hijab-wearing Muslim women were berated by a white man who told them to “go back home and take their bombs with them.” He also reportedly said “Donald Trump is right,” in reference to the president-elect’s anti-Muslim rhetoric. (src)

8. A white man on a New York City Subway verbally assaulted two black women in July 2015. “Worthless stupid fucking stupid cunt,” he said. “Donald Trump 2016! Put them back in the fucking fields where they belong.” (src)

9. Black Lives Matter activist Mercutio Southall was choked and beaten by Trump supporters at a Birmingham, Alabama, campaign rally in August 2015. (src)

10. A black man and his white girlfriend kissing were stabbed by a self-described white supremacist in Olympia, Washington, on Aug. 16. The assailant reportedly told law enforcement that he had planned on attending a Trump rally to “stomp out” the Black Lives Matter group. (src)

13 and 14 are among the most frightening and violent on the list.

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(The askbox say it's open, but I'm not 100%sure...) This may be specific, but may I request a scenario where SO and Aomine are high school lovers and SO turns out to be pregnant, but SO doesn't want to limit Aomine's future so SO decides to break up with him without telling the truth and raise the child herself. Years pass and Aomine ends up being a very famous professional basketball player, and somehow the truth spills out....

Following the end of the basketball season in America, Aomine makes a swift return to Japan for a few weeks of rest and relaxation which is well earned in his perspective. For a pro, his English is still relatively poor, but he can get by. That was another thing he was awaiting, to be able to speak in his native language, without restrictions nor simplifications due to not knowing the exact words in English.

He decides to make a surprise visit to Momoi’s home, bearing gifts from America that he saw and knew she would fawn over. When he finally makes it up the elevator to the floor of her apartment, he knocks on the door, groaning as he finales with his suitcase handle while the seconds pass.

The door is flung open, revealing Momoi wearing a pretty yet simple outfit, consisting of jeans and a white blouse. Her expression was tensed and frantic as she grasped him by the sleeve of his hoodie, unintentionally pinching his skin, and pulled him into her contemporary apartment. The door is then slammed shut.

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Today, we are all No. 42

Today is Jackie Robinson Day. On April 15, 1947, Robinson became the first black player in Major League Baseball. His team: the Dodgers. So, to honor him, every Dodger will be No. 42 – Robinson’s number, which has since been retired from the league.

Over the years, he’s been honored and memorialized across Los Angeles, as the photos above show. After all, Jackie Robinson was a hometown guy, raised in Pasadena. He went to John Muir High School and earned an athletic scholarship to UCLA. 

Baseball wasn’t his only sport. Jackie Robinson excelled in football, basketball and track as well. He was the national long jump champ in 1940, a football All-America in 1941 and the basketball team’s highest scorer. He became the first student athlete in UCLA history to letter in four sports.

After serving three years in World War II as a cavalry lieutenant and returned to sign with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League.

Back then, the Dodgers were in Brooklyn, N.Y. Team president Branch Rickey chose Robinson off the roster of the Kansas City Monarchs, warning him that it wouldn’t be easy.

“I want a man with guts enough not to fight back,” Rickey said.

“I’ve got two cheeks – is that what you want to hear?“ Robinson replied.

During his rookie season with the Dodgers, Robinson had plenty of opportunities to turn the other cheek. Over time, through his dignity and restraint, the taunts, the slurs, turned to praise. 

And though he didn’t say much that first year, he was vocal during the rest of his career.

“I’m a human being,” he said. “I have a right to my opinions. I have a right to talk.”

He died in 1972. In his obit in the L.A. Times (which you can read here), he was described as “the grandson of a slave, a man who emerged from a small house on Pepper Street in Pasadena to become one of the nation’s greatest athletes and a symbol of hope for Black America.”

Just outside Pasadena’s city hall, you can visit a memorial to two great city sons – Olympian Mack Robinson and his younger brother, Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.

Tonight, the Dodgers take on the Giants at home. Today, we are all No. 42. 

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Archival photos by Los Angeles Times