Tag: Republicans

book banning

American Library Association Documents 155 Attempts at Banning Books About POC or LGBTQ Issues in the Last 6 Months

In a depressing turn for anyone who thought society may have outgrown book burning or censorship of books over the last 100 years, it appears the hate-filled phenomenon is back on the rise, increasing with alarming frequency across the country. CNN’s Nicole Chavez has reported the American Library Association “has…

Rep. Ilhan Omar

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert Makes Anti-Muslim Comments Against Fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota

Following the horrific example of Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, who posted an animated video depicting the killing of his congressional colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, another member of the House of Representatives has made a similarly vile attack on a co-worker based purely on her religious beliefs. James Anderson of the…

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

North Carolina Lawmakers Attack UNC-Chapel Hill Diversity Training Programs Within Sororities and Fraternities

Conservative America’s attack on DEI programs continues, this time with legislators in North Carolina targeting a college program designed to bring equity, diversity and inclusion education to college sororities and fraternities. A.P. Dillon of The North State Journal reported that North Carolina State Representative Jon Hardister “has issued a letter…

Southwest Airlines jetliner

Southwest Airlines Pilot Under Investigation for Using Dog-Whistle Phrase ‘Let’s Go, Brandon’ During Flight

A pilot aboard Southwest Airlines has been accused of making a politically offensive statement during a flight. Deepa Shivaram of NPR reported that “a Southwest Airlines pilot is under an internal investigation after signing off from a flight using the phrase ‘Let’s go, Brandon.’” According to Shivaram, the divisive phrase…

girls high school sports

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Officially Bans Transgender Students From School Sports

Holding true to threats he has made in the past, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has officially signed into Texas state law a rule that would restrict transgender students from participating in high school sports consistent with their gender identity. ESPN’s Katie Barnes reported that following Abbott’s action, Texas has become…

LGBTQ rights in Texas

Texas Governor Removes LGBTQ Youth Resources From State Website Following Battle With Conservative Political Rival 

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has already signed some of the most outrageous and offensive anti-inclusion laws in existence over the past year, from approving a ban on discussions of race and racism in schools to restricting medical treatment for transgender children to endorsing a law allowing social workers to…

Ted Cruz

In a Highly Tone-Deaf Remark, Ted Cruz Tells Americans Losing COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits To ‘Get a Job’

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has a message for the millions of Americans who had received emergency federal unemployment assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic but lost those benefits when the program expired at the start of September. “Um, get a job?” he said in the typical, tone-deaf Ted Cruz…

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick

Texas Lieutenant Governor Claims Recent Surge in COVID-19 Cases Is Due to ‘African Americans Not Getting Vaccinated’

In a blatant display of racism and hypocrisy, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick recently told Fox News that the recent spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations within his state was due to Black people not getting vaccinated against the virus. The accusation follows a familiar theme for Patrick, who claimed earlier this…