Racism

Scott: Police Asked For ID Even When Wearing His Senator's Pin
 

South Carolina's Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, walked into a Capitol Hill building after five years in office, wearing the pin that marked him as a senator. 

“The officer looked at me with a little attitude and said, ‘The pin, I know. You, I don’t. Show me your ID,'” Scott recalled.

Ryan Slams Trump's KKK Answer
 

Reid Blasts 'Racist' Scalia Remarks
 

‘Dump Trump’ Push Spurs #RacismIsntFunny Campaign
 

The campaign to bar presidential hopeful Donald Trump from hosting NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" on Nov. 7 took another step Thursday, with the launch of racismisntfunny.com.

Gutierrez Slams Trump, SNL
 

John Lewis Recalls Story of Klan Member Asking for Forgiveness
 

Speaking at the Comic-Con International event in San Diego, Calif., on July 11, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., told the story of a Ku Klux Klan member who beat him in 1961 and returned years later to his Capitol Hill office to ask for forgiveness.

House Floor Explodes Over Confederate Flag Resolution
 

Hours after Republicans pulled a fiscal 2016 Interior-Environment spending bill over an amendment permitting Confederate flag imagery on graves on federal land, lawmakers again found themselves scrambling on the House floor.

Following a failed vote to adjourn the House in protest over the Confederate flag amendment, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi offered a resolution to remove any state flag containing the Confederate flag from House grounds, which Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy quickly moved to refer to the House Administration Committee.

House Pulls Spending Bill Amid Confederate Flag Debate
 

House Republicans are pulling the Interior-Environment appropriations bill amid a growing public relations storm over votes on the Confederate battle flag and concerns the bill won't pass.

Speaker John A. Boehner confirmed to reporters Thursday, during his weekly on-camera news conference, that the appropriations bill was being pulled so the "adult" members of Congress could sit down and have a conversation about how to deal with the Confederate flag.

Clyburn Slams Confederate Flag Amendment
 

Hours ahead of a vote on the fiscal 2016 Interior-Environment spending bill, Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina joined a chorus of Democrats Thursday lambasting an amendment to the legislation permitting Confederate flag imagery on graves on federal land in some circumstances.

“I’m calling upon all of my colleagues who come to this floor this afternoon to remember that it was on this date in 1868 that South Carolina … was the state that gave the votes necessary to ratify the 14th Amendment,” Clyburn said.