‘Racist Dog Whistle’ Underpins Trump Attack On Election Results: Ifill | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, explains why the tactics Donald Trump is using to challenge the outcome of the election are more than a means to an end but encourage a racist narrative for which he should be held to account. Aired on 11/24/2020.
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'Racist Dog Whistle' Underpins Trump Attack On Election Results: Ifill | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

69 Comments on "‘Racist Dog Whistle’ Underpins Trump Attack On Election Results: Ifill | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Nine Fools Wise | November 24, 2020 at 1:37 AM | Reply

    Let’s talk. As celebrations take place around the world for democracy the US has passed some devastating milestones – nearly 200,000 COVID-19 infections a day and 257,000 deaths. For many months some Americans have resisted wearing protective masks because they, “Take away freedom.” Is this really about taking away freedoms?
    We are a county founded on the compassionate rule of law. We have seat belt laws and second-hand smoke laws. These are just two small examples of laws enacted to protect us when we cannot protect ourselves and each other. When functioning properly our representatives in government have the ability, as defined by constitutions, charters, etc., to do those things we cannot do all by ourselves. This may include building highways, providing K-12 education and let’s not forget protecting us from deadly forest fires, drinking water pollution and faulty medical devises. Governors, legislators and judges, in addition to the media, are working as best as they can, as quickly as they can and with the best available public health information to keep all of us safe; individually we do not have the collective expertise, human and financial resources to manage these challenges. If they need to do this legally by decree, executive order or other provisions allowed them during emergencies then they are doing their jobs.
    Although most people are doing the best they can to save lives there are some powerful few who are literally killing people. Take Trump and his super spreader events. A Stanford University study found his rallies have killed 700 people and infected 30,000. Columbia University published a study recently on how 130,000-210,000 lives could have been saved if the Trump administration and his devotees had not politicized science a pandemic that has infected over 53 million and killed 1,300,000 world-wide – so far. Approximately 40% of the infected are asymptomatic and never know they may be spreading COVID according to the CDC.
    There is good news. The US government may start distributing a vaccine by the end of the year. It will go to the most vulnerable populations first including front line workers. It does take weeks after the first inoculation for the vaccine to take full effect and more than one booster shot may be necessary. No one knows the duration of immunity for anyone who has recovered from Coronavirus or from any particular vaccine. Pfizer vaccine showed 90% immunity but only for seven days. More needs to be understood. Perhaps the singular greatest problem with regard to vaccines is that too many people have been dissuaded from even getting vaccinated at all. If that is the case, it will prolong moving forward precipitously. It is possible we may be wearing masks well through 2021. Our best line of defense remains masks, social distancing, etc. By taking these basic precautions the University of Washington projects we can save over 65,000 lives by March 2021. Remember, this virus is about 8X deadlier than the 2019 flu and is the third leading cause of death in the US only behind heart disease and cancer. Please fact-check this information yourself. Facing the truth is empowering, freeing. The sooner the more people accept reality, the sooner we can recover together as a country – grieve those we have loved and lost – and collectively address other urgent concerns.
    One last thing – we are fortunate. Do the people resisting wearing a mask really have no understanding of what is true loss of your freedoms? Have we learned nothing from history: slavery, disenfranchisement, imprisonment in jails, ghettos and concentration camps, inscription into armies, forced marriage, starvation… Over 85,000 children (under five) in Yemen have died since 2015 directly because of US foreign policy. Currently, 16 million more Yemen children, women and men face starvation but we can still save them by providing immediate emergency assistance with our International allies. We just have to care enough about their freedom, their literal right to life. I’d like to believe we are capable of understanding false equivalences of facial coverings and the right to life, freedom from extreme suffering. This may not be what we have expected but it is nothing new, not really. And we each have superpowers – our infinite capacity for creative adaptation and a little thing called love. – Please feel free to share this post. Take care, stay safe out there and thank you.

    • Steve H.
      Well said, I’m with you on that point.
      Just watching this clown on TV makes me want to knock him silly. God Bless you and your family always.

    • To persist in evil makes God helpless. His wrath is coming, I doubt Covid is part of it. Watch how He will treat the DEMS values. ‘NO HORRORS WILL MATCH WHAT WILL COME, AND HAS NOT EVER SEEN BEFORE, OR WILL EVER FOLLOW AGAIN, WHAT TRIBULATION IS TO COME SOON” *PARAPHRASED.

    • Nine Fools Wise | November 24, 2020 at 12:03 PM | Reply

      @Jim Terry You are a troll who opened your account November 23 – yesterday. I mute trolls who only seek to distract, disrupt and divide and who preach hate not love. Others will mute you too and report you if necessary. Goodbye.

    • @Nine Fools Wise I feel cut to the quick. You’re so smart. ?
      So you Blocked me. I’m so hurt. Can I still get to heaven? My liege, grant a pardon, pls. *(and send me $50 bucks). I need another Bible. You take care now, ya hear! Love ya. MAGA…

    • Nine Fools Wise well said! Nice to see you stay positive, as possible.
      We all know the virus doesn’t care if Jesus loves you.

  2. Brilliant rightly said…..USA needs persons like you…

    • Steve H.
      Well said my dear lady, you hit the nail on the head with precision. GO LADY

  3. Barry William Teske | November 24, 2020 at 1:50 AM | Reply

    Thank you, for your well spoken courage, knowledge and common sense, Sherrilyn Ifill.

  4. “Grotesque”. That is the word I was searching for. Extremely Grotesque.

    • Steve H
      That is the perfect word for this clown.

    • @Steven Hilton I am appalled he has blind followers as though he cares for them…this is a man who cannot relate to the regular common working class citizen and only panders to them to deceitfully get them to vote for him..
      he wants to run America like he OWNS it…

    • @Lotus 444 Rump spent a lifetime pretending he is a average guy, in reality he was raised like an ritch brat and others exist to serve him. Only the ignorant can’t see through Rumps very obvious truth

  5. 100% sickens me to my core. Now, the Southern Strategy must die.

  6. 100% in agreement. Republicans were trying to cast doubt on votes from Black voters.

    • Chris, Just Chris | November 24, 2020 at 4:46 AM | Reply

      13% black population on average but the counties he wanted to undermine were around 85% black. Same with the counties in GA he was trying to overthrow.

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    • Silence DoGood | November 24, 2020 at 6:25 AM | Reply

      Robert H. ???? more blacks voted for Trump than ever before and more blacks left the dem party in the History of our country!!!! Democrats are not Americans!

    • annoyed aussie | November 24, 2020 at 8:30 AM | Reply

      An interesting fact is in Georgia Joe got slightly less proportion of the black vote than Hillary. Inner city Atlanta still of course favoured Joe but the predominantly white suburbs Joe did much better than Hillary. Although distribution was very uneven Joe got the highest popular vote margin for 90 years or something so it was in one respect a landslide win for Joe.

    • There is NO DOUBT Trump & the GOP had “1/5th person” in mind. NO DOUBT. Those “our sh*t don’t smell” supremacists … well, they can all go do their mothers.

  7. We will never forget what this president and this party did for years to come. Not only in presidential elections but all elections

  8. Detroit, MI is Veryyy Offended 🇺🇸💯

  9. We need more strong intelligent women like her to stand up for what is right and to be heard across the nation.

  10. This is why you should be defiant and even vote more.

  11. This is why you should be defiant and even vote more.

  12. And he says that he has done more for black people that any other President. well yes he has, he has tried to steel your right to vote, sent in DHS in to the cities to arrest you, told the world that there are good people in white supremacy group? no end to the good he is doing for race relations!!!! In the UK he could be prosecuted for this.

  13. And that is the TRUTH! Sherrilyn Ifill is speaking about what has gone on historically and what the Republicans are trying to do right now.

  14. Our, “norms,” and, “guardrails,” failed us . . . Badly. Time to get them codified into LAW! With swift penalties for politicians and civil servants of ANY rank! We simply cannot do this every two years? If no one is considered, “legitimate,” in midterms or national elections, we will become an ungovernable, weak, vulnerable banana republic, ripe for invasion by stealth! New LAWS please?

  15. Whenever stupid people hold power in their hands, they try to suppress everyone else, even if these people who suppress them have more intelligence in their heads than they themselves. That must finally stop and there must never be a situation that divides our country in such a way!

  16. Gnirol Namlerf | November 24, 2020 at 2:41 AM | Reply

    Completely right, Ms. Ifill. The president doesn’t claim voter fraud in Columbus, OH, Lincoln, NE, Phoenix, AZ, Anchorage, AK, both Kansas Citys, or Indianapolis, just a few of the many cities run by Democratic mayors. Wonder why not? What do all the states where those cities are located have in common? They all gave their electoral votes to Donald Trump. It has nothing to do with Democratic control. It has to do with the fact that a large number of our African American citizens tipped those states to Joe Biden, just as the large number of European American citizens tipped Florida or Texas or North Carolina to Donald Trump. The difference is that for Trump, it is OK for white people to tip states to him, but not for black people to tip a state to his opponent. Well, that’s typical Trump.

  17. Ricardo Thrash | November 24, 2020 at 2:49 AM | Reply

    About time.Its finally time to strike back and not be a victim

  18. Black voters matter *We Did It*

  19. Those millions of extra votes trump got, we’re probably illegal ballots.

  20. “Dog whistle”? No, it’s a friggin siren blaring.

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