Category Archives: White House

Trump attacks black CEO who resigned from White House council over response to Charlottesville protests

It took President Donald Trump less than an hour to criticize Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier for resigning Monday from the White House’s American Manufacturing Council. Meanwhile, it’s been two days since white nationalists and neo-Nazis overtook a college town in Virginia, and Trump has yet to publicly condemn them. Frazier, an African-American, announced on Twitter… Read More »

Trump pick Sam Clovis stoked birther conspiracy, called Eric Holder a ‘racist black’

Sam Clovis, Donald Trump’s pick to be chief scientist for the Department of Agriculture, pushed unfounded theories about then-President Barack Obama’s upbringing and called then-Attorney General Eric Holder a “racist black,” a CNN KFile review of Clovis’s writings and radio broadcasts during 2012 and 2013 has found. Clovis was a conservative radio host and political… Read More »

Black Minister Leaves Southern Baptist Convention Over Its Support of Trump, Alt-Right

In a scathing open letter published in The New York Times this week, an African-American minister announced his departure from the Southern Baptist Convention over the church’s reluctance to denounce white supremacy and its outward support of President Donald Trump. Lawrence Ware, who serves as co-director of the Center for Africana Studies at Oklahoma State… Read More »