Agreed. I don’t think I’ve seen so many mea culpas in my life. We are constantly allowing ourselves to be manipulated for fear of appearing unbalanced. Truth should always mean more than balance. https://t.co/OAf98df4b9
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) January 22, 2019
Many of the students were wearing MAGA hats. Trump makes fellow bigots bold.
On MLK weekend, a mob of whites heckled indigenous people while the lone black statewide officeholder in VA (population 20% black) protested as the legislature paid tribute to a Confederate general. But tell me more about how we're not instilling racism in the next generation.
— Adam Jentleson 🎈 (@AJentleson) January 19, 2019
Trump called Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas and joked about Wounded Knee.
Jason Chaffetz posted a selfie next to a Native American statue in Disneyland.
Rand Paul posted one next to a teepee on a beach.
These leaders influenced these kids to become bigots. #CovingtonCatholic
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 20, 2019
As much as we should point fingers at Trump for unleashing explicit racism and bigotry into America’s body politic, I am reminded that America was literally built upon violence against indigenous peoples.
This is in America’s DNA. https://t.co/rzpR8h0X9e
— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) January 19, 2019
Diocese of Covington: "We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general." https://t.co/9Id0ss5Qxt
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 19, 2019
It never ceases to amaze me at how willing we are write off the transgressions of young white boys as youthful indescretions, all the while remanding black and brown boys to prison in record numbers.
— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) January 20, 2019
White boys in MAGA hates yelling “Build That Wall!” at an elderly native man is a reminder that The Wall has never been about border security it has always been a symbol of a deeply racist desire to eliminate non-white people from America
All non-white people
— JeremyIstanbul (@witliftin) January 19, 2019
That racist punk trying unsuccessfully to stare down the older Native American veteran, as his white MAGApack mocks the music, is a sickening image that sums up Trump's reinvigoration of the darkest aspects of our history. Notice how the punk flinches with some of the drum beats.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) January 19, 2019
WaPo spoke with Nathan Phillips, the veteran in the indigenous rights movement.
He said that while he was being harassed he kept drumming and singing, thinking about his wife who died from bone marrow cancer and the threats facing indigenous communities. https://t.co/vam0fWzhr5
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 19, 2019
Video showing a group of high school boys, many wearing "Make America Great Again" gear, surrounding and jeering a Native American elder at the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, is drawing widespread condemnation https://t.co/rH2OJgAc45
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 19, 2019
By me: how a group of students from Covington Catholic immortalized themselves, as their predecessors in Arkansas and Mississippi in the 1950s and 1960s did; and how the mayor of Covington took a stand on the right side:https://t.co/uv4AwbKKfU
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) January 20, 2019
Well I guess this answers the question of where this kid got the idea that his behavior was acceptable https://t.co/rSqx1gTJt1
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) January 20, 2019