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Zach D Roberts @zdroberts
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White nationalism & anti-Semitism is the single most urgent threat to the continuation of our nation as a place that our residents can live in safety. 2/3rds of all domestic terrorism is done by them. And no politician or pundit has any excuse to not deal with it immediately.
If you are a politician and don't have a plan to what, if elected, you will do about what happened this week - and what happened in Charlottesville over a year ago... then create one. Talk to the journalists and activists trying to stop the rise of racists in this country.
If you're a pundit or cable news host, and you don't talk about this EVERY SINGLE DAY... then you need to get on it. There are loads of us researching, photographing, filming, interviewing... doing the work. Use us. Have us on, don't have columnists and assholes like Hugh Hewitt.
This isn't difficult. Every time you have on some apologist like Hugh Hewitt or a pundits or journalist on who are still scared to call Trump a racist ideologue because it doesn't fit some bullshit journalist code - you should be ashamed of yourself. Are these the good people?
All of this is to say it didn't start with Trump. It didn't even start with the Tea Party or Palin. Racism, bigotry just went underground until they found their leader in Trump. You all could have stopped it. You all could have called him on it when he called Mexicans rapists.
But you didn't. You wrote pieces about how he would have a presidential moment and change. Democrats, Republicans, pundits, NY Times journalists and cable show hosts spent over a year feeding this line to the country, calling Maxine Waters too far left and writing about civility.
I could keep on going but here I ask - are you going to finally take this seriously? Now that bombs were sent to your offices and Trump responded with calling journalists the problem and his millions of voters chanted back, "LOCK HER UP?"
If you're a journalist, activist or researcher that covers or works against this hate - please tag yourself here. Or if you know someone that does - tag them. The booking producers and hosts know these names, but let's make sure they can't miss them.
^Again, this is just immediately off the top of my head of twitter handles that I know off hand... TONS MORE people and I'll add them as I figure out socials... or if you know anyone (or are one) ADD THEM.
I forgot to add something.... something that every black and POC person America knows. The police and FBI aren't going to save you. They stood by and did NOTHING in Charlottesville. They won't even investigate.

This is outside the CVille Police Dept August 12th, 2017.
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