Donald Trump refuses to denounce QAnon, claims ignorance of conspiracy theory movement at town hall
President Trump refused to denounce QAnon during a town hall event Thursday and once again claimed ignorance of the far-right conspiracy theory movement recently condemned by other Republicans. Facing questions from Savannah Guthrie, the town hall moderator and anchor of NBC’s “Today” show, Mr. Trump insisted he still knows little...IgnoranceConspiracy TheoryDemocratic Party (United States)NBCTown HallDemocratsTwitterHouse Permanent Select Committee In IntelligenceAdam B. SchiffMr. TrumpPresident TrumpFellow RepublicansSpecific BeliefsQAnon ProponentsMr. SchiffDonald TrumpSavannah GuthrieAdam SchiffMitt RomneyRead Full Story
Community Notes: The Silence of good people — Words of wisdom from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
We are living in a time of great unrest in our country, with great divide among the American people on several fronts. We have a severe pandemic bearing down on our wellbeing both physically and mentally. Evidence of racial and socioeconomic division hasn’t been more apparent since the days of the civil rights movement. And there sits Politics, perhaps at the center of it all.WisdomCommunityEmpathyKing JusticeRacial JusticeMLKDr. King Jr.SilenceSincere IgnoranceBetrayalHumanityPoliticsConscientious StupidityFictionUnityMartin Luther King Jr.Martin Luther KingRead Full Story
Facebook finally bans Holocaust denial content
The company updated its hate speech policy to prohibit such material. Facebook is clamping down on content that “denies or distorts the Holocaust.” It banned such material under its updated hate speech policy. “Our decision is supported by the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance...AntisemitismHate SpeechThe HolocaustBlogIgnoranceFacebookHolocaust DenialJewsSimon Wiesenthal CenterEditorial ContentOnline ContentCongressAmerican Jewish CommitteeMonika BickertContent PolicyRead Full Story
Facebook bans Holocaust denial, reversing previous stance
Facebook announced Monday it will now ban content that “denies or distorts the Holocaust,” reversing its earlier policy. In a 2018 podcast interview, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook didn’t remove Holocaust-denying content because it must allow for the possibility that users are making unintentional mistakes. “I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong,” Zuckerberg said of users who shared that type of content.The HolocaustHate SpeechAntisemitismBlogFacebookHolocaust DenialFree ExpressionStanceAnti-Semitic ViolenceAnti-SemitismIgnorancePoliciesPolicyCriticismUnintentional MistakesMark ZuckerbergDonald TrumpZuckerbergRead Full Story
IFAB give go-ahead to trial ‘permanent’ concussion substitutions in January
The world of professional football has gotten a little better about recognizing the existence of (important first step!) and understanding the potential severity of head injuries suffered on the pitch, but the sport is still fair bit beyond even the likes of the NFL or rugby in terms of dealing with them and given them the proper amount of caution and respect.Professional SportsPremier LeagueNational Football LeagueHead InjuryConcussion SubstitutionsLeague FootballNFL FootballHead InjuriesFIFA & IFABPermanent SubstitutionsThe GameProfessional FootballTrialsWillful IgnoranceMisplaced MachismoRead Full Story
Prince Harry says ‘living in Meghan’s shoes’ helped him see unconscious racial bias
The Duke of Sussex has said that he didn’t know unconscious bias existed for “many years” and meeting the Duchess of Sussex helped him to see it. Speaking to Black Lives Matter activist Patrick Hutchinson at British GQ’s GQ Heroes conference, the Prince explained that his privileged upbringing meant he was sheltered from such issues.Read Full Story Black Lives MatterImplicit BiasParentingThe Duke Of SussexMeghanRacial BiasWhite RacismWhite MenPatrick HutchinsonUnconscious BiasRacial IssuesIgnoranceCompassionFriendsShoesPrince HarryPrince
Prince Harry Says He Didn’t Fully Understand Racial Bias Until ‘Living a Day’ in Meghan Markle’s Shoes
Prince Harry has admitted that he only became cognizant of unconscious racial bias after “living a day” in Meghan Markle’s shoes. In a new conversation with U.K. Black Lives Matter activist Patrick Hutchinson for British GQ, the Duke of Sussex explained how he never fully understood the racism that Black people deal with. “Once you realize or you feel a little bit uncomfortable, then the onus is on you to go out and educate yourself, because ignorance is no longer an excuse,” he said.Read Full Story RacismImplicit BiasBlack PeopleThe Duke Of SussexSad PeopleNew BlackU.K. Black Lives MatterPatrick HutchinsonUnconscious Racial BiasUnconscious BiasIgnorancePoliticsShoesConversationBritish GQMeghan MarklePrince Harry
Prince Harry admits his unconscious bias. Can others now acknowledge their privilege, too?
Prince Harry is certainly embracing his black sheep-ness. He's been challenging family tradition, conservatism and, now, privilege since his marriage to the American former actress Meghan Markle. In a recent discussion with Black Lives Matter activist Patrick Hutchinson, Harry opened up about his ignorance and the high-society upbringing that shielded him from the realities of unconscious bias — beliefs and stereotypes that we aren't aware we carry.Read Full Story Implicit BiasBlack Lives MatterIgnoranceParentingSocial ExclusionWhite RacismSystemic RacismWhite PrivilegePepperdine UniversityPatrick HutchinsonFrancesca ParkerUnconscious BiasSystemic InjusticePrivileged PeopleWhite ColleaguesMeghan MarklePrince Harry
Prince Harry on fighting racism, how Meghan opened his eyes: 'Ignorance is no longer an excuse'
Prince Harry is urging others to take an active role in fighting racism. The 36-year-old royal, now living in California with his wife, Meghan, and young son, Archie (who Harry said is keeping his parents "very busy, but he's making us laugh every day"), spoke with author and activist Patrick Hutchinson for British GQ in an interview published Monday, during which the Duke of Sussex highlighted the need for others to educate themselves about how to be an anti-racist. "No one's blaming anybody," Harry said. "That's the way that I look at it. No one's pointing the fingers. You can't really point fingers, especially when it comes to unconscious bias. But once you realize or you feel a little bit uncomfortable, then the onus is on you to go out and educate yourself, because ignorance is no longer an excuse." Looking for books about racism? Experts suggest these must-read titles for adults and kids The prince acknowledged that he "had no idea" unconscious biases existed when he was growing up and credited Duchess Meghan, who is biracial, with opening his eyes. "Sad as it is to say, it took me many, many years to realize it, especially then living a day or a week in my wife's shoes," he added. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex, in photo released in connection with TIME100 Talk appearance, Oct. 20, 2020. Matt Sayles After announcing at the beginning of the year they would be stepping back from their royal duties, Harry and Meghan have become increasingly vocal about social and political issues. Speaking to GQ, he highlighted the importance for those in power, both in politics and media, to be aware of personal and systemic biases. And consumers of media, be it from news organizations or social media discourse, need to expand the breadth of voices they listen to, he said. "If that's your world, that's your echo chamber that you've created, or has been created for you, how are you ever going to notice things that you've never noticed before?" Harry said. "This is not a case of 'Oh, you know, it's up to the Black community to help educate us to show us the way.' It's like, 'No, guys. There are books. There are movies. There's so many educational opportunities out there.' " He added: "Every day is a learning process. And it's not actually up for debate. These are the facts. This is what's happening. And it's been very interesting for me to sit through or live through this in America." Reflecting on a now "global movement," largely sparked by Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd's death, Harry called on "every single one of use" to take action and a "long, hard look at themselves in the mirror" in order to make lasting change. "The train has left the station. If you're not on it now, then get on it because there's so much that we can do," he said. "And being a dad myself, the whole point in life, I guess, for me, is to try to leave the world in a better place than when you found it." More: 100 ways you can take action against racism right now And he's hopeful that the world can become a better place: Many have cited coronavirus lockdowns and the extra time at home they have warranted as one catalyst for the increased visibility of the Black Lives Matter movement this summer. Harry, too, sees the summer of 2020 as a potential turning point in the fight for equity. "We may not see change in a day, in a week, in a month, in a year, but every single act, every single decision, that resilience matters," he said. "The whole truth will come out and people will start to learn, people will start to educate themselves. And things will change. And I can't see it ever going back to what it was before." He concluded: "And wouldn't it be amazing to be part of that change, that 2019 and 2020 and 2021 window that really, really made this difference? So to you and to everybody else out there, whatever the color of your skin, this conversation is not going to go away and nor should it. We need to talk about it. We need to move forward. It will feel uncomfortable. But look around and ask the questions. Ask the questions and learn and be a better version of yourself for everybody else around you." 'I know what it's like ... to feel voiceless': Duchess Meghan shares why she's voting in 2020 election This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Prince Harry on fighting racism, how Meghan opened his eyes: 'Ignorance is no longer an excuse' RacismIgnoranceBlack Lives MatterImplicit BiasThe Duke Of SussexUSABlack EyesPolitical DiscourseBritish GQPatrick HutchinsonArchieMatt SaylesDuchess Meghan SharesUnconscious BiasesMatter MovementPrince HarryMeghan MarkleGeorge Floyd
Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias
LONDON — Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias. Harry talked about racial inequality and social justice in a video discussion with...Read Full Story Implicit BiasSocial InequalityIgnoranceBlack Lives MatterParentingSocial JusticeBritainBritish ArmyInstagramRacial BiasRacial JusticeRacial InequalityTwitterFacebookEtonPrince HarryMeghan MarkleElizabeth IiQueen Elizabeth Ii