In the immediate aftermath of the 2017 Charlottesville “alt-right” rally and violence that led to the killing of a young protestor, Heather Heyer, President Donald Trump blamed “many sides” for the violence. The Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ Chief Diversity Officer penned a statement condemning the extremist groups, including “white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan.”
A Trump appointee told her she couldn’t publish it.
The Washington Post reports John Ullyot, the VA’s assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs, “sought to silence” Georgia Coffey, “a nationally recognized expert in workplace diversity and race relations.”
Coffey had wanted to send out the statement because many – 40 percent – of the VA’s 380,000 employees are minorities, and some had already reached out to her looking for support and guidance.
Ullyot told her she was free to share her personal opinions, but sent the message she was not to condemn the extremist hate groups if speaking for the VA. He cut that section out and suggested a replacement:
The Washington Post adds that Coffey decided to post her statement to an internal Veterans’ Affairs monthly communications online newsletter.
Her statement was scrubbed from the document, and she was reportedly reprimanded.
Coffey soon “retired,” and is now the senior manager for diversity and inclusion at a top defense contractor, Lockheed Martin.
Read the full Washington Post report here.
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Tucker Carlson Blasted for ‘Straight Up Nazism’ After His Latest Defense of White Supremacy
On Monday evening, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson veered into hardline racism during his program, saying that Democrats agenda is to “change the population of the country” in order to allow themselves to set policy permanently — an overt nod to the white nationalist “great replacement” conspiracy theory.
Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt has demanded Fox News fire Carlson.
“It is the secret to the entire immigration debate,” said Carlson. “Demographic change is the key to the Democratic Party’s political ambitions.”
Carlson, who has repeatedly espoused similar views on his program including openly questioning the idea that diversity “is our strength” and that immigrants make America “poorer and dirtier,” triggered a fresh wave of fury from commenters on social media.
I know we throw around the phrase “tucker Carlson is a white supremacist” but tucker Carlson is a White supremacist.
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 13, 2021
this might as well be part of the intro seminar at a neo-nazi rally pic.twitter.com/sdsHuRB7lw
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) April 13, 2021
This is straight up Nazism.
And in true white supremacist fashion, Tucker Carlson tries to turn the tables and gaslight, suggesting that those calling out this white supremacy are the real problem. https://t.co/RXNzzKUWow
— Amy Spitalnick (@amyspitalnick) April 13, 2021
Forget dog whistle. This pile of rotten cottage cheese brought out the fucking racist megaphone. https://t.co/1oNoIlWt96
— Red Panda a librarian costume 😺🐼︽✵︽ (@yttric) April 13, 2021
"They're no longer trying to win you over with their program" says white man to nation whose majority approves of the program and the president. https://t.co/sC0UAx44cM
— D.S. BE KIND Hardy (@dshardy) April 13, 2021
Tucker moves further and further into white supremacy as time goes on.@FoxNews is the white supremacist network. Not really surprising but very disappointing we still have garbage like this around to scare his viewers into hating others through fear. https://t.co/z94vBw98ZZ
— Kris Siegel (@KrisSiegel) April 13, 2021
This is 100% a flip of the 2012 post mortem on why GQP can’t win Bc there’s not enough old white men. https://t.co/RWg1Um4z9v
— Righteous Babe (@RighteousBabe4) April 13, 2021
Fox "News" needs to rename Tucker's show to "The Tucker Carlson's White is Right" Show. https://t.co/G2DABJtIox
— DorindaAVYS (@AvysDorinda) April 13, 2021
Is speaking the truth just throwing around a statement? https://t.co/g0s758Hquq
— Redneck JoshRandal (@oleman2200_josh) April 13, 2021
Anti-Defamation League Chief Says Tucker Carlson ‘Must Go’ After Endorsing Neo-Nazi Conspiracy Theory
Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday endorsed the “great replacement” conspiracy theory that’s been used by white supremacists as justification to commit mass murder.
During his show, Carlson claimed it was “true” that “the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate” with “new people, more obedient voters from the Third World.”
Responding to this, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt called on Fox News to fire Carlson for his most overt embrace yet of white nationalist rhetoric.
“‘Replacement theory’ is a white supremacist tenet that the white race is in danger by a rising tide of non-whites,” Greenblatt wrote on Twitter. “It is antisemitic, racist and toxic. It has informed the ideology of mass shooters in El Paso, Christchurch and Pittsburgh. Tucker must go.”
Although Carlson claims that he is not a neo-Nazi, actual neo-Nazis frequently praise and cite his show, and Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin has described Carlson as “literally our greatest ally.”
.@TuckerCarlson: “replacement theory” is a white supremacist tenet that the white race is in danger by a rising tide of non-whites.
It is antisemitic, racist and toxic. It has informed the ideology of mass shooters in El Paso, Christchurch and Pittsburgh.
Tucker must go. https://t.co/FSvgNfR1KO
— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) April 9, 2021
‘Just Wipe It All Away’: Stephen Miller Freaks Out on Fox News Over Biden Undoing Trump’s Legacy
Former White House adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday expressed dismay at President Joe Biden’s effort to dismantle parts of former President Donald Trump’s legacy.
“My next guest also believes Biden’s policies will destroy our democracy,” Fox News host Maria Bartiromo announced in her introduction of Miller.
“President Biden has already issued an astonishing number executive orders and actions in his first period of days, over 40, going around Congress, go around the legislature to unilaterally implement his own policy,” Miller said. “Even when that policy is flatly contradicted by duly enacted federal law.”
Miller accused Biden of trying to “end all immigration enforcement in America” and rejected a move to enact racial justice training.
He alleged that the racial training is “race-based discrimination that’s flatly illegal.”
“Again and again and again, we’ve seen executive actions that aren’t just bad policy, but aren’t lawful,” he asserted. “The fundamental question is this. What the point of having a Congress, a House, a Senate, committees going through detailed deliberations to pass federal laws where you debate every sentence, every comma, every paragraph if a president can come in an just wipe it all away and decide for himself what the law is?”
“That’s why I began the show with the king rules,” Bartiromo said. “Because that’s what a king does. That’s what a dictator does.”
“Once a law is passed, once a law is enacted, a future president can’t come in and delete whole or entire — whole portions or very large portions or any portion of that law!” Miller insisted. “If that was the case then what is the point? What is the point of spending years debating, deliberating, discussing, trading, reconciling — everything that goes into the legislative process?”
Watch the video below from Fox News.
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