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YouTube cracks down on racist, sexist and similar insults

The video streaming company said it will now take down videos that lob insults at people based on race, gender expression, sexual orientation or other “protected attributes.” The Google-owned company will also prohibit veiled threats of violence, taking a step further into moderating what people can say on the videos they create and upload.

Shawn Vestal: ‘Who, me?’ racist taints Coeur d’Alene’s Fourth of July celebration

Jim Valentine’s defense of the racist imagery he paraded through Coeur d’Alene’s Fourth of July celebration embodies the representative species of our racist moment – the “Who, me?” racist; the no-racist-bones racist; the racist who, in the manner of the president, simply insists, when their racism is noticed, that it is not racism at all, as an audience of fellow cretins cheers.

‘Many people agree with me’: Trump digs in on racist tweets

Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their “broken and crime infested” countries. Condemnation of his comments “doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me,” he declared.

South Hill homeowners want racist covenant removed from deed, but auditor says it’s a request she can’t fill

Historic covenants that prevented people of color from buying or living in Spokane homes must remain part of the public record, according to Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton. “They’re offensive. Those clauses are absolutely offensive, but the reality is they are our history and they need to remain part of the public record,” she said. “That is what happened. People were hurt. People were damaged. People were restrained from where they had to live. And people really had to fight to nullify those clauses.”

ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ following star’s racist tweet

ABC canceled its hit reboot of “Roseanne” on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the “Planet of the Apes.”

Shawn Vestal: South Hill homeowner files lawsuit to remove racist restrictions in property documents

Alex May, a 34-year-old software developer who grew up in Spokane, moved back to town last fall with his wife and family. They bought a home in the Comstock neighborhood. When they were signing the documents to close the sale, they came across the covenant attached to the home’s deed – and their signing agent pointed out that one of the covenants provisions was no longer legally valid: a whites-only provision.

Racist flyers posted in downtown Spokane

Posters from a prominent white nationalist group with a history of posting material in the Spokane area were recently discovered and removed from a downtown intersection.