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Florida Senators walk out after racist comments in support of monument bill

Public comment on a Florida bill to preserve monuments spiraled into racism and hate speech on Tuesday. WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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Supportive comments about how the bill would protect “white culture” and “white supremacy” could jeopardize a bill to protect monuments in Florida

Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo raised questions about the fate of a proposal to protect historic monuments and memorials.
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Ron DeSantis supports a bill preventing the removal of Confederate monuments and other memorials in Florida

DeSantis said he is “100 percent against removing monuments” and supports HB 395 and SB1122.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., September 5, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Congressional redistricting A state judge struck down North Florida’s congressional districts Saturday, rebuffing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attempts to defy anti-gerrymandering protections. DeSantis had put the state’s Fair Districts Amendment up against the U.S. Constitution, openly...
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Confronting white nationalism panel coming to USF

"nless you’ve really experienced it up close I think people don’t understand how different it is from a normal conflict that you would have with someone because of the way that white nationalists think about...

Alt-America: The Rise Of The Radical Right In The Age Of Trump

Donald Trump’s victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious “alt-right” figures mystifies many. But the American extreme right has been...

Libertarian Party of Florida denies harboring white supremacists

We hear more about claims that the Libertarian Party of Florida is a refuge for white supremacists and anti-Semites; later in the show we talk about solutions to the gun violence epidemic. The man who...

Libertarian Party of Florida’s 2016 Senate nominee says party harbors white supremacists

The man who was the Libertarian Party of Florida’s nominee for U.S. Senate last year has resigned from the party, making the explosive claim that it is a refuge for white supremacists and anti-Semites. Paul...
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Candidate for Florida governor joins anti-Spencer protest at UF

Hundreds of anti-fascist protesters are greeting white supremacist speaker Richard Spencer at the University of Florida in Gainesville Thursday afternoon. Reporters inside the arena said the 800 seats are more than half full, but mostly...
Charlottesville solidarity vigil

Charlottesville solidarity vigils locally plus discussion of the weekend events on MidPoint

During opposing demonstrations on Saturday on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, a white nationalist drove his car into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters, killing activist Heather Heyer; on Sunday there were Charlottesville solidarity vigils across the...
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Tampa rally against white supremacy

A student group in Tampa is rallying Wednesday evening in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis and against white supremacy; Students for a Democratic Society Tampa is holding what they say is an emergency...

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