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A registered behavioral health technician for Centria Healthcare in Saginaw, Michigan was fired Thursday after Internet sleuths "canceled" him for making disparaging remarks about Breonna Taylor.

Benjamin Holthaus is the latest casualty of social media's "cancel culture.” Internet sleuths tracked him down and doxxed him after he wrote an offensive post saying Taylor was not an emergency medical technician and accused her of being "deep in the drug game".

Taylor was shot multiple times in her bed by three plainclothes officers who executed a no-knock warrant at her home in the early morning hours. They were searching for a drug suspect who was already in police custody.

One of the officers was fired but the other two are still on active duty.

Instagram blogger @GossipoftheCity doxxed Holthaus (published his employee's name and phone number) and urged her followers to contact his employer, Centria Autism, who confirmed Holthuas was no longer employed there on Thursday.

"Thank you for sharing this information with us as that type of behavior does not align with our mission or values.

We were informed of this post last week and we have confirmed with our HR Department that this individual is not a current employee. We have requested removal of their association with our organization on social media through each platform."

 

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The woman who was widely criticized for calling 911 on a Black man in Central Park was charged with a hate crime and filing a false police report.

But the Manhattan district attorney will have a hard time making the charges stick. The victim, Christian Cooper, is not cooperating with the prosecution's case against Amy Cooper.

Christian previously condemned the "cancel culture" that destroyed Amy Cooper's life after his video of the incident went viral in May.

Amy lost her high-paying job and was publicly shamed for claiming an "African American man" was threatening her in the park.

Christian defended Amy again on Tuesday in a statement explaining why he won't cooperate.

"On the one hand, she's already paid a steep price. That's not enough of a deterrent to others? Bringing her more misery just seems like piling on... So if the DA feels the need to pursue charges, he should pursue charges. But he can do that without me."

Christian's decision not to cooperate drew disbelief, anger and indignation on Twitter.

"Looks like dude don't want to mess up his relationships with other white people......Zaddy must have got in his ear," Twitter activist Tariq Nasheed tweeted.

Others expressed their bitter disappointment in Christian Cooper.

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Caleb Hull, a Republican pro-Trump strategist in Washington, D.C., apologized Wednesday for posting offensive racist messages on social media.

Conservative activist Candace Owens, who has been accused of being anti-Black, shared her fellow Trump supporter's offensive tweets on her Twitter account, writing, "I'm waiting for literally any Republican or conservative to try to defend @CalebJHull’s tweets..."

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According to Mediaite.com, Hull is known for his pro-Trump posts on social media, and "his relentless targeting of Trump critics online."

In posts dating back to 2014, Hull expressed racist views on Twitter.com. Not surprisingly, his offensive posts were not flagged or taken down by Twitter.

In one tweet, he wrote: "I need to increase my arsenal of offensive pictures... I'm out. Every N*ggas Dream."

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In a tweet on July 1, Hull wrote a lengthy apology for his tweets, which he says were made when he was just a teenager.

"For a long time, I have been extremely ashamed and embarrassed that I could have ever written such vile things," he wrote. "...to atone for my behavior, I've shared these experiences with those closest to me and asked for forgiveness."

But Owens says Hull is not remorseful for his racist past. "And yes, it is known that he routinely says n*gger all the time— it is not a thing of the past. He is a racist today."

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Meghan Markle offered her support to an American biracial teenager who was allegedly set on fire in an alleged hate crime.

The Duchess of Sussex reached out to 18-year-old Althea Bernstein, a biracial teen who was allegedly set on fire by four white men wearing masks last week.

Althea told police she was driving with her window down near the Wisconsin state Capitol at about 1 a.m. Wednesday when she stopped at a red light.

She said she heard a man call her a racial epithet, then another man allegedly sprayed her with lighter fluid and threw a lighter at her, according to a local ABC affiliate.

So far, there are no suspects, police say.

Meghan was so moved by the young woman's alleged ordeal that she contacted Althea through a spokesperson.

"Thank you Meghan for reaching out and checking on our kids in Madison, Wisconsin today," wrote Michael Johnson, the family's spokesperson, in a Facebook post. Johnson is CEO and President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dan County, Wisconsin.

Johnson told news outlet Channel 3000 that Meghan and Althea spoke during a three-way, 40-minute phone call on Saturday afternoon.

Prince Harry also joined the call for 10 minutes.

Meghan, 38, spoke with Althea about her faith and being biracial herself. She also encouraged Althea to avoid social media and its negativity.

"As I heard her, I thought 'She has to talk to more kids,' and I'm thankful she agreed to do it," Johnson said. In addition to calling Althea, Markle agreed to be part of a virtual town hall for Wisconsin girls, to be scheduled in the next few weeks, Channel 3000 reports.

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A racist employee at a restaurant was shamed by Tameka "Tiny" Harris for discriminating against a Black boy for wearing a t-shirt and shorts.

In a video re-posted by Tameka, a white restaurant employee tells a Black woman she can't eat in the establishment because her minor son is not in compliance with the dress code.

The woman points out a white boy - about the same age as her son - who is also wearing a t-shirt and shorts with white sneakers.

The employee says tennis shoes are allowed but not an athletic shirt or shorts.

"Are you telling me the little boy who just ate here does not have on an athletic shirt?" the woman asks the employee.

The employee responds, "I'm sorry, I would love for you to come back and eat here."

Tameka captioned the video: "A bunch of B.S period!! Really [middle finger icon] this restaurant!!"
 

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Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its line of popular skin whitening creams in the U.S. in response to criticism that the company promotes white skin as preferable over Black skin.

The pharmaceutical company announced its decision on Friday after multiple corporations decided to "retire" Black characters that served as logos on their consumer products for over a century.

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Johnson & Johnson will cease selling skin brightening products such as Neutrogena Clean & Clear dark spot reducer and Neutrogena Naturals skin brightener cream in the U.S.

"Conversations over the past few weeks highlighted that some product names on our Neutrogena and Clean & Clear dark-spot reducer products represent fairness or white as better than your own unique skin tone," reads a company statement. "This was never our intention — healthy skin is beautiful skin."

Johnson & Johnson will continue to sell the majority of skin whitening products in Asia.

The company will not remove products that are already on store shelves in the United States. But the products will not be replaced once supplies run out.

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Ashley Walters was seen for the first time in public since breaking down on social media as he recalled being stabbed by a white racist gang as a teenager.

Ashley was pictured out for a jog in his North London neighborhood.

The 30-year-old rapper broke down in tears in an emotional response to George Floyd's death.

In response to his fans questioning why he remained silent about Floyd's death in the U.S., Ashley recalled being jumped by a racist gang in London when he was only 15.

"I've spent the evening in my feelings and my thoughts about this George Floyd situation," the Bulletproof actor said.

"My point of coming on here today is that no one can tell me I am complicit. I haven't posted anything about the scenario for several reasons, but for the main one, I've been posting this thing all of my f***ing career."

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Ashley, who was comforted by his wife Danielle, continued:

"I've seen black people and big corporations posting 'Your silence is a betrayal'. Don't ever f***ing tell me that my silence is a f***ing betrayal when I've been left for dead on the street by white men. Stabbed and left for dead and these people have never been brought to justice."

Ashley is known his star role as Dushane in Top Boy, and his role as Antoine in Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
 

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Stassi Schroeder's little brother pleaded for forgiveness for his sister after she and other "Vanderpump Rules" cast members were fired for racist incidents in the past.

According to Page Six, in a now-deleted Instagram video, Nikolaoi Czermak, 15, pleaded:

"This goes out to Lisa Vanderpump, 'Vanderpump Rules,' Bravo TV, anyone that has been involved with Stassi getting fired. I want everyone to hear me out because my sister is one of the most loving people you will ever meet in your life. She deeply apologizes for what she said and I'm so desperate for her to succeed ... I just want her to go as far as she can."

Nikolai, who appeared in episodes with Stassi, continued:

"I'm asking for another chance for her, and she'll show everyone how good of a person she is and how much she cares about everyone. She likes entertaining people, that's why she does all this TV stuff ... My family is heartbroken from what’s been going on with her. Everything’s been taken away from her."

Brands terminated Stassi's sponsorships and Bravo TV fired her after former castmate Faith Stowers recalled a racist incident in 2018.

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Faith, 31, appeared on Instagram Live chat with "Floribama Shore" star Candace Rice and discussed a 2018 incident where Stassi and co-star Kristen Doute tried to get cops to investigate her for a crime she did not commit.

Faith said Stassi read a Daily Mail article about a light-skinned woman who resembled Faith. "I guess this woman was robbing people," Faith said. "And they called the cops and said it was me. This is like, a true story. I heard this from, actually, Stassi during an interview."

Stassi bragged about her detective work on "the Bitch Bible" podcast in 2018, saying, "We are like, we just solved a f--cking crime. We start calling the police. The police don't give a f--k."

Bravo also fired Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni on Tuesday for their past racist tweets.

Nikolai addressed Faith in his video, begging:

"Faith, please, is there any way that she can fix anything or do anything that can benefit both of you guys — to get her career back and to make you live the best life ever? Is there anything that we can do for you? Please. I don't want to see my sister like this anymore … I love all you guys, but please, one more chance to forgive her."

Stassi apologized to Faith on Instagram, although Faith says she hasn't heard directly from her.

Faith told Page Six: "I feel so vindicated studios and production are able to see blatant racism and make these positive changes and help move the race forward — help with the fight forward."

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The woman who was widely criticized for calling 911 on a Black man in Central Park will be allowed to keep the rescue dog she apparently mishandled during the incident.

Rescue group Abandoned Angels apparently decided Amy had had enough punishment after she lost her lucrative job as an investment banker as a result of the backlash.

Amy adopted a rescue dog named Henry from the group shortly before the incident. Abandoned Angels took Henry back after viewing a viral video that showed her apparently choking the dog while on the phone with 911.

In an update shared to Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, the group said their vets had determined the pooch was in good health and therefore law enforcement refused to seize the dog from Cooper.

"Consistent with input received from law enforcement, we have now complied with the owner’s request for return of the dog,’ the group’s post read.

A friend posted a photo of a smiling Amy holding the dog.

Christian Cooper filmed Amy's meltdown after he politely asked her to leash Henry during a bird watching session in The Ramble.

Rather than comply with Christian's wishes, Amy made a fuss and called 911 to claim "There's an African American man threatening my life."

Social media users dubbed Amy "Karen" - a pejorative term for a snitch who targets Black people for petty retribution.

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Black Twitter's cancel culture has claimed another high-profile victim. Doja Cat saw her fame and career tumble overnight after video leaked that showed her in an "alt-right" chat room using racial slurs with white supremacists.

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The biracial singer, rapper and songwriter is best known for her hit song "Mooo!" that went viral in 2018.

Doja Cat was trending on Twitter.com on Friday after video leaked showing the 24-year-old in a chat room with a group of white supremacists and nazi sympathizers.

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In the video, Doja is seen flirting with the white men. At one point she blurts out "ni**er" while the men laugh. Doja, whose mother is Jewish-American, seemed comfortable using racial slurs.

After the clip began doing the rounds online, fans also dug up one of her songs, believed to be from 2015, entitled "Dindu Nuffin" - which is known to be a racial slur for Black criminals, who claim to be innocent after facing police brutality.

She sings on the track: "How much nothing can a dindu do / If a dindu, dindu nothin' / How much money could a dindu make / If a dindu did all the things that you wish to."

Some believe that the song was targeted at Sandra Bland, a Black woman who died in police custody in 2015.

Accusations of her alleged history of racism have resulted in the hashtag #DojaIsOverParty, which quickly started trending on Twitter.

In a recent interview, Doja Cat said she has never met her father, Dumisani Dlamini, a South African actor, choreographer and film producer, best known for Sarafina!
 

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Charlamagne tha god came out swinging a day after Joe Biden dropped a racist remark about Black voters during their short Skype interview.

Biden, 77, sparked outrage when he told Charlamagne "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't Black."

The humiliated radio host told CNN that Biden's statement was part of his track record with Black voters, that includes his crime bill and the war on drugs that decimated Black communities.

The radio host blamed "systemic racism" in healthcare as the reason the coronavirus hit Black people hardest during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Like I said before if you have created legislation that has hurt then you have to create legislation that helps, it's just that simple. The whole system needs to be dismantled and rebuilt and he has been a very intricate part of that system."

Charlamagne added:

"Whether you're talking about '84 with the mandatory minimum sentences for drug dealers, when you talk about '86 with crack laws that gave you more [prison] time for crack cocaine and powder cocaine, or if you talk about the '94 crime bill. He really was one of the people on the front lines when it came to the war on drugs, and mass incarceration. If he wants to be president, he needs to fix that."

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A Louisiana police office lost his job after commenting "how unfortunate" the coronavirus didn't kill all Black people.

According to KLFY, former Kaplan officer Steven Aucoin was relieved of duty and terminated after he made the comment on Facebook during the governor's press conference on Friday.

One commenter posted, "Virus that was created to kill all the blacks is death." Aucoin responded, "Well it didn't work... how unfortunate."

Chief of police, Joshua Hardy, said Aucoin's behavior is not tolerated within the police department and Aucoin was fired after an investigation revealed he wrote the comment.

"We're held to a higher standard than the normal civilians, so you got to watch what you do, you got to watch what you say. You can't just go and post anything you want on social media," said Chief Hardy.

Fellow cops and Kaplan residents defended Aucoin, calling him a good cop and saying the screenshots were taken out of context.

But Chief Hardy was adamant that Aucoin was fired after a thorough investigation. "There were some comments that... was not suitable for a police officer to put up on Facebook," he said.

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"White privilege" flyers are showing up around New York City criticizing police enforcement of social distancing laws along racial lines.

The flyers point out the glaring disparities between police issuing summonses to Black people for social distancing violations and few summonses issued to whites.

The flyers, posted in New York City's public parks, mocked the NYPD and asked white people to "recognize your white privilege."

Viral videos show police tackling Black men to the ground and arresting them for social distancing violations.

"If you are white and hanging out in a group of 5 or more people, please wait patiently for an NYPD officer to personally deliver a mask to you. Please practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet from others unless of course you are white, then there are NO rules or consequences because YOU ARE PRIVILEGED AF and it shows."

The sign offered friendly advice: "Recognize your white privilege" and "Don't be racist."

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Monica Matthews, a Caucasian talk radio host on Atlanta's 95.5 WSB-FM, apologized on Twitter for claiming Denver Broncos draft pick Jerry Jeudy was in a gang.

Matthews was among a record 55 million viewers who tuned in to watch the 2020 virtual NFL draft. The Broncos picked Jeudy 15th overall.

Jeudy, who is Black, wears a Star of David on a gold pendant around his neck. The jewelry is commonly worn by members of the Jewish faith. But Jeudy is not Jewish.

The former Alabama star wide receiver explained to reporters that he wears the piece because his friends nicknamed him "Jew," which sounds similar to the "Jeu" in his last name. He said he didn't wear the piece to be offensive to Jewish people.

In a tweet, Matthews suggested that Jeudy was a member of the Gangster Disciples, a notorious street gang that uses an altered Star of David as their logo.

Matthews retweeted Georgia gang investigator Ray Haim's post suggesting Jeudy's Star of David is a gang symbol. Haim advised his followers to "Always look for gang identifiers... I had no idea this football player was Jewish." #gangcrisis."

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Matthews captioned her tweet, "Wow. Never ends. #criminalgangs @NFL."

Her tweets have since been deleted, but not before her followers screenshot the tweets.

Twitter activist Tariq Nasheed referred to Matthews as a "white supremacist."

In response to angry followers who accused her of racism, Matthews tweeted: "Why is it so hard to believe gangbangers come in all sizes incl military, police, teachers? I'm going to leave it there."

Less than 24 hours later, Matthews apologized profusely to Jeudy in a video explaining why she jumped to conclusions based on a piece of jewelry.

She claimed she consulted with a "trusted source" (Ray Haim), and did no further research before defaming Jeudy on Twitter.

Matthews congratulated Jeudy on being drafted and she wished him good luck on his future career in the NFL.

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms angered residents who want the city reopened to stimulate the local economy.

The Mayor tweeted a text message from someone who called her a racial slur on Wednesday.

"With my daughter looking over my shoulder, I received this message on my phone."

The text message included the n-word and said, "just shut up and RE-OPEN ATLANTA."

The Mayor's supporters rushed to defend her. "I'm so sorry for this hatred and malevolence. But I'm grateful that your leadership is saving lives," one follower tweeted.

Bottoms defied Governor Brian Kemp who ordered some businesses in the state to reopen on Friday, April 24.

The governor's order will allow gyms, bowling alleys, hair salons and some other indoor facilities to resume operations by Friday if they comply with social distancing requirements.

Mayor Bottoms, who was caught off guard by Kemp's announcement, told MSNBC's "MTP Daily" on Tuesday that she is aware that her powers don't supersede Kemp's as governor.

"But I do have the power of my voice," the Democratic mayor said. "And I am using my voice to encourage people: Follow the data, look at the science, listen to the health care professionals and use your common sense."

Mayor Bottoms voiced her opposition to Gov. Kemp on numerous news programs including CNN, MSNBC, and radio shows.

During an interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd, the Mayor criticized Kemp for reopening the state too soon.

Thanks to the Mayor's personal stylist, her hair was coiffed to perfection. But she had a message for less fortunate women who haven't seen the inside of a hair salon in over a month: "Stay home."

"We need to, as government leaders, step up and give people an incentive to stay home," Bottoms told Todd. "But there's nothing essential about going to a [hair salon] in the middle of a pandemic."

Kemp defended his decision to jumpstart the economy in Georgia and allow people to return to work.

"If people don't want to open the gym, they don't have to. But when you close somebody's business down and take their livelihoods ... I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt."