VIDEO: ‘Racist’ white college students told to leave ‘multicultural space,’ accused of ‘promoting our murders’ due to ‘police lives matter’ laptop sticker

A viral video that hit social media Thursday shows a pair of white males being told to leave a “multicultural space” at Arizona State University by two female students of color who accuse them of racism — and even “promoting our murders” since one of the white males sported a “police lives matter” sticker on his laptop.

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When one of the females recording video called the student with the “police lives matter” sticker “offensive,” the reply was, “We’re just trying to do school.”

Then the shouting began.

“You’re making the space uncomfortable … You’re white!” one of the woman hollered. “Do you understand what a multicultural space [is]?”

“White’s not a culture?” one of the males replied.

“No, it’s not a culture! White is not a culture! Say it again to the camera! You think whiteness is a culture? So anyways, this is the violence that ASU does, and this is the type of people that they protect. Okay?” one of the females said. “This white man thinks he can take up our space, and this is why we need a multicultural space because they think they can get away with this s**t.”

The second white male — who was wearing a “Did Not Vote for Biden” T-shirt — said “this is insane” and added that he would sit in the room until the females get “someone to kick me out.”

One of the females argued that the two white males have the entire rest of the campus — and that the room they were occupying is the only space on campus where people of color can be together exclusively.

“Every single part of the campus centers you — this is the only space that you’re not centered!” she added. “And you’re still trying to center yourself, which is peak white cis-male, bulls**t!”

She also hollered at the student with the sticker that he’s “racist” and that his “sticker’s racist because police — that’s a job. You can choose to be a police [officer] … I don’t choose to be black, okay? No, you can choose to be a cop. You can choose to kill people with a badge, and you’re protecting that s**t, which means that you’re racist.”

The white student began to apologize: “I’m sorry, I wasn’t trying to offend you guys” — and then another female said “this offends us automatically because these people kill people like me and like us, right? So, you’re promoting our murders. So please just don’t do that.”

The other female asked, “Do you understand that ‘police lives matter was in response to Black Lives Matter?”

The male student with the sticker got angry at that point: “I pay the same f***ing tuition as you. I’m working 60 hours a week while going to school because my parents don’t just give me money.”

Both of the white students eventually left amid continued arguing and diatribes.

Here’s the video. Content warning: Language:


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According to the Post Millennial, the females who took video of the encounter and confronted the white male students identified themselves in a different video as student activists Mostadi and Zara.





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Nobel prize banquet postponed again this year due to pandemic

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STOCKHOLM — There will be no banquet in Stockholm this year and laureates will receive their Nobel Prize medals and diplomas in their home countries, the Nobel Foundation said on Thursday.

“I think everybody would like the COVID-19 pandemic to be over, but we are not there yet,” the Nobel Foundation said in a statement.

The traditional festivities were replaced last year as well with a mainly digital celebration as the pandemic raged Europe and the rest of the world.

(Reporting by Johan Ahlander; Editing by Simon Johnson)



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US Says Planned Meeting With European Nations Including France Was Canceled Due to Scheduling Issues

A meeting between leaders from the United States, France, and other European nations that was set to take place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York has been cancelled due to scheduling issues, according to a senior State Department official.

The transatlantic Quad meeting between the United States, France, Germany, and the UK was scheduled to take place on Tuesday alongside the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly.

In a Tuesday briefing with Senior State Department Officials On U.S. Engagements at the United Nations, a senior State Department official told reporters that schedules had prevented the meeting from going ahead.

“We did have a Quad at my level today,” the state official said. “I think that schedules got in the way of that at the ministerial level, but a lot of those countries are going to see each other in other formats both at the … the G-20 meeting and at least the P3 [permanent members meeting] will all be part of the secretary-general’s P5 meeting tomorrow night.”

The state official noted that he expects U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will “have a chance to exchange views at some point over the course of the week.”

The cancelled meeting was one of the three planned get-togethers that would bring together Blinken and Le Drian, among other countries’ representatives, for the first time since a diplomatic spat between the United States and France.

France has berated the United States for negotiating a security pact in secret with Australia and Britain that would help Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines, and cost Paris a lucrative defense deal.

Australia says the United States’ offer of access to U.S. nuclear technology to build nuclear-propelled submarines was too good to refuse.

Previously, Australia struck a $65 billion deal with France to provide subs in a security agreement in the Asia–Pacific region. France said it was now assessing all options in response to Australia’s scrapping of the billion-dollar submarine contract, with officials noting that they learned about the new agreement between the United States and the U.K just hours before it went public.

The move prompted France to withdraw its ambassadors from Australia and the United States and cancel a planned gala in Washington, D.C.

Meanwhile Germany, France’s biggest EU ally, has rallied behind it, saying Washington and Canberra had damaged trust between allies that would be difficult to rebuild.

The official did not state whether or not the cancelled meeting was due to the recent tensions between the U.S. and France.

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Texas Governor Urges Biden to Declare Federal Emergency Due to Immigrant Surge

President Joe Biden should declare a federal emergency for the state of Texas because of the unprecedented surge of illegal immigrants, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says.

Abbott, a Republican, declared a state of emergency for counties across the state’s border with Mexico earlier this year, but that didn’t stop thousands of illegal aliens from entering the United States in Del Rio in recent days.

“If you look at what the financial strain and the healthcare strain and other strains that Val Verde County is dealing with, as well as the additional counties around this area, there is a need for a presidential disaster declaration,” Abbott told reporters in Del Rio on Tuesday.

Abbott sent a letter (pdf) on Monday to Biden making the request but he has not heard back yet.

Abbott said a dam on federal property is letting immigrants “easily traverse the Rio Grande River” and that the surge “shows no signs of slowing” while posing life-threatening problems for area residents and overwhelming law enforcement and healthcare resources.

Some 16,000 immigrants entered the area between Sept. 15 and Sept. 18, according to Texas officials. That’s nearly half the small city’s population, which is around 35,000.

“Families, including infants and children, need food, water, and medical supplies that the local government cannot supply. Thousands of families are immobilized in 100-degree heat as their numbers continue to swell as they wait to be processed by the approximately 64 federal agents in the area. Individuals are camping in squalid conditions and bathing in muddy river water, causing great health concerns,” Abbott said.

The White House did not respond to a inquiry on the request. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Monday that the situation in Del Rio is challenging, adding that “it’s devastating” to watch video footage of what’s happening there.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told senators in Washington on Tuesday that the administration is executing its plan, which involves deporting many of the Haitians who are in Del Rio.

And Biden told reporters in New York that his administration “will get it under control,” referring to the crisis, which has exploded since he took office in January and reversed key Trump-era immigration policies.

But despite a surge in federal resources to Del Rio, and flights taking hundreds of Haitians to their home country, some 8,300 immigrants remain under the bridge in the city, its mayor, Bruno Lozano, told The Epoch Times.

Abbott said he was promised by Mayorkas as well as others in the Biden administration as early as February that they would provide resources to prevent situations like what has unfolded in Del Rio from happening.

“All those promises were never fulfilled,” he said.

Illegal immigrants cross the Rio Grande between Del Rio (far side) and Acuna, Mexico. Some are crossing back to Mexico to avoid deportation from the United States, in Acuna, Mexico, on Sept. 20, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

That’s prompted Texas to send state law enforcement to the border, direct the arrest of illegal immigrants for trespassing, and take other measures.

In Washington, Mayorkas was questioned sharply by Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who expressed incredulity at his claims.

“Do you honestly believe that the border is not open?” Johnson asked.

“I do,” Mayorkas responded.

The official said that there has been a drop in encounters with illegal aliens at the U.S.–Mexico border over the last several weeks, after encounters topped 200,000 in both July and August.

Hawley pointed to the Del Rio situation and wondered when the administration’s plan, which has involved dismantling programs the Department of Homeland Security said helped staunch illegal immigration, would start working.

“We are not finished in the execution of our plan and I never suggested otherwise. We continue to do the work that we are required to do to secure our border. That is an ongoing process and, indeed, we are executing it,” Mayorkas said.

Charlotte Cuthbertson contributed to this report.

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LA County Defends Maskless Emmy Awards Due To ‘Exceptions’ For ‘Performers’

The Los Angeles County Department of Health defended the maskless 2021 Emmy Awards Monday and said it was not in violation of the county’s mask mandate because “television” productions are granted “exceptions.”

“LA County’s Health officer order requires everyone to wear a mask indoors, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated,” read a statement from the health department, obtained by a CNN reporter. (RELATED: Reporter Asks Actress If She’s ‘Talked To’ Long-Dead Margaret Thatcher Following Emmys Win)

“However, exceptions are made for film, television, and music productions, as additional safety modifications are made for these controlled interactions,” the statement added. “The Emmy Awards Show is a television production, and persons appearing on the show are considered performers.”

The statement goes on to explain how the people who attended this year’s Emmys were “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 and that each person in the show provided a “verified negative” PCR test 48 hours before the show. (RELATED: ‘Ted Lasso’ Dominates The Emmys, Jason Sudeikis Wins Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series)

“The Emmys reached out to Public Health in advance to share their safety protocols, which exceeded the baseline requirements for television and film productions,” the statement read. “Careful planning before large events is essential to assure that all health and safety requirements are adequately addressed.”

During the show Sunday, actor Seth Rogen mocked the event for how it wasn’t adhering to coronavirus safety protocols.

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“Let me start by saying, there’s way too many of us in this little room!” Rogen said. “What are we doing? They said this was outdoors! It’s not!”

“They lied to us,” he added. “We’re in a hermetically sealed tent right now. I would not have come to this! Why is there a roof?”





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Climbing-Boulder and Speed World Cup in Seoul canceled due to COVID-19

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Sport climbing’s Boulder and Speed World Cup due to be held in Seoul, South Korea from Oct. 1-3 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) said on Monday.

The IFSC arrived at the decision after discussions with the Korean Alpine Federation (KAF). The event, originally set to take place in May before it was postponed, was meant to be the final competition of the year.

“The decision comes as a consequence of the latest restrictions applied in the country to fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” the IFSC said in a statement.

South Korea has had over 287,000 infections and 2,409 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began, according to a Reuters tally.

Climbing made its Olympic debut in the Tokyo Games this year. (Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ed Osmond)



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Mom Gets Cruel Note After Double-Parking Due to Son’s Disability

Disney World is known for its lifelike characters, the heroes we love and the villains we’ve come to fear — but one mom and her son got a little more than they bargained for in the villain department when they returned to their car after a day of enjoyment.

Tricia Proefrock and her 13-year-old son, Mason — residents of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida — were visiting Disney World near Orlando one day this month, a place the mom calls “the highlight of both of our lives,” according to WOFL-TV.

The problem occurred because of a special permission Proefrock was given while parking. Mason has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a type of epilepsy that can affect vision, speech and mobility, and he uses a wheelchair.

Proefrock’s van is outfitted for Mason, and as such, she generally parks in the designated accessible parking spots.

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But those lots sometimes are full.

It hasn’t been a problem before, and Disney cast members simply have her park on top of the line and take up two spots so she can have room to get her son in and out of the car.

“When the side of the lot with ramp accesses are full, the only remaining spots have no ramp access,” Proefrock told WOFL. “Every single time out of dozens of trips, the cast members instruct me to take two spots by parking directly on the white line. This gives me room to wheel my son out of the vehicle.”

The mother and son spent a lovely day in the Magic Kingdom earlier this month, but when they returned to their car, the mood changed after Proefrock spotted a yellow slip on her car.

“This is not a ticket, but if it were within my power, you would receive two,” read the “Parking Violation.”

“Because of your Bull Headed, inconsiderate, feeble attempt at parking, you have taken enough room for a 20 mule team, 2 elephants, 1 goat, and a safari of pygmies from the African interior.

“The reason for giving you this is so that in the future you may think of someone else, other than yourself. Besides I don’t like domineering, egotistical or simple-minded drivers and you probably fit into one of these categories.”

While the person who left the note no doubt meant it to be a sarcastic hand-slap for a careless driver, he or she couldn’t have been more wrong. Proefrock had taken up the two spots because she’d been directed to by employees, not because she was “domineering, egotistical or simple-minded,” and she told Insider that she felt humiliated and ashamed.

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She said she always looked for end spots or spots with ramps, but they weren’t always available. She alerted cast members to her situation the next day at the Epcot theme park when they visited but still was directed to take up two parking spots.

“I was angry because I felt like the situation of taking two spots naturally sets us up to be judged,” she explained.

Clearly someone had an ax to grind, and they probably should get  help instead of being presumptuous and handing out salty impostor tickets wishing the recipients “transmission failure” while driving and also hoping they get infested by “the Fleas of a thousand camels,” as the note wrapped up.

Proefrock has shared the note to raise awareness of the situation, and hopefully people who think like this will pause, consider the situation and use common sense before lashing out in petty ways that could cause others pain.

“So, if you see a car taking two spots, maybe instead of wishing us a broken transmission,” she suggested, according to WOFL, “you can try to think about why a wheelchair-accessible van in a medical parking section might need two spots.”

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Athletics-Tokyo Marathon postponed, 2022 edition cancelled due to COVID-19

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September 18, 2021

(Reuters) – The Tokyo Marathon has been postponed until March and the 2022 edition cancelled due to the COVID-19 state of emergency in the capital, event organisers said.

The race was to have been held on Oct. 17 but has now been moved to March 6, the Tokyo Marathon https://www.marathon.tokyo/en/news/detail/news_002235.html Foundation said on its website on Friday.

“I would like to sincerely apologise not only to our runners and volunteers, but to everyone who has been looking forward to our event,” said race director Tadaaki Hayano, according to Kyodo news service.

This is the second year in a row the event has been affected by the pandemic, with last year’s marathon limited to elite runners.

(Reporting by Michael Church; Editing by William Mallard)





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Seven Saints assistants out Sunday due to COVID-19 protocol

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Seven New Orleans assistant coaches will miss Sunday’s game at Carolina due to COVID-19 protocols.

The Saints announced Friday that offensive analyst Jim Chaney, offensive assistant Declan Doyle, assistant special teams coach Phil Galiano, senior offensive assistant/receivers coach Curtis Johnson, offensive line coach Brendan Nugent, run game coordinator/tight ends coach Dan Roushar and running backs coach Joel Thomas will miss the game against the Panthers.

The team said their responsibilities will be divided among the remaining offensive staff.

Reports of the positive tests first surfaced on Tuesday.

All of the New Orleans coaches have been vaccinated. They will need to show consecutive negative COVID-19 tests 24 hours apart before they are eligible to return.

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Man Utd losses widen due to COVID curbs

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September 17, 2021

(Reuters) -Manchester United’s full-year loss widened as pandemic-induced lockdowns hammered matchday sales and commercial revenue, the soccer club said, while not setting financial targets for the year due to continuing uncertainty.

The English soccer club’s last two financial years were marred by lockdowns that disrupted sporting calendars and kept fans away from stadiums for extended periods, taking a heavy toll on matchday sales.

“There is little doubt that those 12 months (fiscal 2021) were among the most challenging in the history of Manchester United,” Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward said in prepared comments he will make to investors on a call this afternoon.

Total revenue for the year ended June 30 was down 2.9% to 494.1 million pounds ($681.41 million), while annual matchday sales plummeted 92.1%.

The club, who signed five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo from Italy’s Juventus last month, saw a 16.8% fall in annual commercial revenue, although the club’s largest segment of broadcasting revenue surged by 81.7%.

The English soccer club said its net loss for the year ended June 30 was 92.2 million pounds, compared with a loss of 23.2 million pounds in the year-ago period as the onset of COVID-19 in 2020 disrupted all walks of life globally.

The loss was inflated by a one-off taxation issue with the company’s income tax expense for the period surging to 68.2 million pounds from 2.4 million pounds a year earlier.

($1 = 0.7251 pounds)

(Reporting by Chris Peters and Aby Jose Koilparambil in BengaluruEditing by Keith Weir and Toby Davis)





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