WINSTON Churchill will always be remembered as the brave and convicted British Prime Minister who led our country to war. Despite his heroics, there are some who have branded him an Imperialist "white supremacist". Here's why... What were Winston Churchill's views on race? There are many people, both now and at Churchill's time, who found his views on race and ethnicity alarming. As an MP, he showed a very Imperial mindset in his desire to conquer more nations based on his belief that "the Aryan stock is bound to triumph", the Independent reported. And in 1937, he told the Palestine Royal Commission no great wrong had been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia, according to the BBC. Prime Minister Stephen Baldwin was warned not to appoint him to Cabinet because his views were so old-fashioned, with even Churchill's doctor saying: "Winston thinks only of the colour of their skin." Why did Benjamin Whittingham brand him a racist and white supremacist? … [Read more...] about What were Winston Churchill’s views on race and why was he called a ‘racist and white supremacist’ by Benjamin Whittingham?
In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response to last year's violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lee told reporters Tuesday that following the violence in Charlottesville, Trump had the opportunity to denounce the Ku Klux Klan and the alt-right. But Trump instead chose to say there was "blame on both sides" in the unrest between the neo-Nazi groups and counter-protesters. The 61-year-old filmmaker said Trump — whom he refused to call by name — had "a chance to say we are about love and not hate," and sharply criticized him for not denouncing the KKK. "It was a defining moment and he could have said to the United States and the world that we're better than that," said Lee. Cannes in Photos: Blanchett's Gown Creates Optical Illusion Arthur Mola/Invision/AP Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" premiered Monday night at Cannes to a rousing standing … [Read more...] about In Cannes, Spike Lee Lambasts Trump Over White Supremacists
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A white South Carolina man offered $500 to a supposed hit man to kill his black neighbor, hang his body from a tree and burn a cross on his lawn - but the "hit man" was really an undercover officer, federal prosecutors say. Brandon Lecroy was arrested last month after he gave the man a $100 down payment and told him he might have more people to kill later, according to an affidavit unsealed after Lecroy was indicted Tuesday. Lecroy found the "hit man" through a white supremacist group, authorities said. Lecroy sent the undercover officer pictures of the neighbor he wanted killed in the small town of Hodges in Greenwood County, according to court papers. Hodges is about 85 miles west of Columbia. The affidavit did not explain why Lecroy allegedly wanted to kill his neighbor, but he did tell the officer "$500 and he's a ghost." Lecroy, 32, has been sent for a mental exam, according to court papers. He's charged with murder for hire and solicitation to commit a … [Read more...] about Police: Man used white supremacist group to hire “hit man” for black neighbor
CHARLOTTESVILLEOne of the white supremacists who viciously beat a black man inside a parking garage during last year's "Unite the Right" rally here was found guilty Tuesday night of malicious wounding.Jacob Scott Goodwin, 23, who wore a military tactical helmet and brandished a large shield during the Aug. 12 attack against DeAndre Harris, was convicted by a jury of nine women and three men.The assault on Harris, 20, a former special education instructional assistant from Suffolk, was so ferocious that he suffered a spinal injury, a broken arm and head lacerations that required eight staples.Online footage of the beating has been viewed online tens of thousands of times and attracted a group of online sleuths, led by Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King. They tracked down the alleged perpetrators' identities, including that of Goodwin, who lives in Ward, Arkansas. Goodwin was arrested about two months after the rally.Goodwin's attorney, Elmer Woodard, argued Harris, then working as a … [Read more...] about White supremacist is guilty in Charlottesville parking garage beating of Suffolk native
Infighting among white supremacists led to a major development this week: one of the most notorious pro-Trump internet trolls was outed as a Middlebury College grad who lives in Manhattan. Ricky Vaughn, an alt-right troll who was banned from Twitter for spreading anti-Semitic and racist content, got into a toxic back-and-forth with other far-right sympathizers on the encrypted social media site Gab earlier this week. The debate focused on the future of the far-right in the aftermath of the deadly violence that broke out at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last summer. Some adherents — including white supremacist Christopher Cantwell and longshot Wisconsin congressional candidate Paul Nehlen — argued that the far-right needs to keep taking to the streets. But others, including Vaughn, contended that right-wingers should stick to infiltrating mainstream U.S. politics by spreading divisive propaganda online. Sarah Silverman pays … [Read more...] about White supremacist pro-Trump Twitter troll outed as Middlebury College grad who lives in Manhattan