This IS about people not understanding that racism can, and often is, inconscient. People who have racist tenancies often are not aware of them. It is others, looking from the 'outside,' that see the racism.
"The political fallout from Trump’s racist tweets" PBS NewsHour 7/15/2019
SUMMARY: President Trump is defending racist tweets targeting four House freshmen, all women of color. Three of the four lawmakers had recently testified about their visits to crowded border detention facilities, lamenting what they saw there. But despite condemnation from congressional Democrats, some Republicans and even the British Prime Minister, Trump isn’t expressing remorse. Yamiche Alcindor reports.
"Why Rep. Gallego says Republicans should be ‘ashamed’ of silence over Trump tweets" PBS NewsHour 7/15/2019
REMINDER: Three of the 4 women are born Americans, one is a Naturalized Citizen.
SUMMARY: A political firestorm has erupted over tweets from President Trump telling four American women of color in the House to “go back” to where they came from. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz) joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what Trump is trying to achieve with his inflammatory rhetoric, why Republicans who don’t condemn his tweets “should be ashamed" and how the President has “broken the border.”
"Trump’s tweets aren’t racist, argues Rep. Comer" PBS NewsHour 7/15/2019
SUMMARY: Washington is reeling as a result of racist tweets President Trump made Sunday, in which he blasted four women of color in the House and said they should return to where they came from, although all four are American citizens. Rep. James Comer (R-Ky) joins Judy Woodruff to explain why a “frustrated” Trump’s comments are “overblown” and how he knows his constituents aren’t offended by them.
"How Trump’s controversial tweets are exposing a party divide on race" PBS NewsHour 7/16/2019
SUMMARY: Lawmakers continue to react to racist tweets President Trump posted Sunday about four women of color in the House. So far, most Republicans have defended the President or tried to reframe the conversation as about ideology rather than race, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved to officially condemn Trump’s remarks. Lisa Desjardins reports and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss an ongoing divide.
"Trump’s racist tweets and the ‘politics of distraction’" PBS NewsHour 7/17/2019
SUMMARY: President Trump’s attacks on women of color in the House have launched fierce debate about whether his meaning was racist. There is no doubt, though, that his words echo threats and insults that have been lobbed against perceived outsiders in America for generations. To explore the painful history, William Brangham talks to the University of Minnesota’s Erika Lee, and UC-Berkeley’s Ian Haney Lopez the author of "Merge Left."
"Former Sen. Jeff Flake on why Republicans aren’t disavowing Trump’s ‘awful’ words" PBS NewsHour 7/18/2019
My answer, power. Trump's win gave the Republicans more power to remake America in their despicable image.
SUMMARY: It's been a tumultuous week in Washington, amid fallout from President Trump’s racist attacks on four members of Congress, all women of color. On Thursday, Trump held a rally in North Carolina, where his words -- and the crowd’s -- took the controversy to a new level. Former Arizona Senator and CBS Contributor Jeff Flake [R-Ariz] joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what he calls Trump’s "awful" rhetoric and the Republican response.