Social Media Buzz: Critical Race Theory, Kentucky Derby, Mulan

What’s buzzing on social media this morning:

President Trump instructed federal government agencies to stop sensitivity training, including those that reference critical race theory or white privilege, or any teaching that the U.S. is “inherently racist or evil.”

Protests escalated in Rochester, New York, on Friday night and Saturday morning during the third day of demonstrations over the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who was hooded by police and died in custody in March.

Pro-Democracy protesters are urging a boycott against Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan because of a tweet by lead actress Liu Yifei that showed support for Hong Kong police.


Thai pro-democracy activist Netiwit shows solidarity with Hong Kong in a campaign to #BoycottMulan. More sign of the #MilkTeaAlliance having cross-border, real-world impact.Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal

@NetiwitCพรุ่งนี้ Mulan เริ่มฉายวันแรก แต่เรายังไม่ลืมที่นักแสดงมู่หลานสนับสนุนการใช้ความรุนแรงของตำรวจต่อผู้ชุมนุมฮ่องกงที่ต่อสู้เพื่อเสรีภาพและประชาธิปไตย
#BoycottMulan #BanMulan เพื่อให้ทางดีสนีย์และรัฐบาลจีนรู้ว่าความรุนแรงของรัฐต่อประชาชนเป็นสิ่งที่ยอมรับไม่ได้2:23 PM · Sep 3, 2020


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Outrage grew against Trump after Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin confirmed details of the Atlantic magazine’s report that the president referred to Americans who died in war as “losers” and “suckers.” Trump denied that he made the remarks.


Two former sr Trump admin officials confirm .@JeffreyGoldberg reporting that President Trump disparaged veterans and did not want to drive to honor American war dead at Aisne-Marne Cemetery outside Paris.10:08 PM · Sep 4, 2020


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Riders in the 2020 Tour de France are beginning stage eight, heading into the mountains of the Pyrenees.

It’s also Kentucky Derby day. The race will have no spectators this year, and Belmont Stakes and Travers Stakes winner Tiz the Law is a favorite to win. Bloomberg News senior editor David Papadopoulos, who’s been publishing his Triple Crown picks since 2012, said the horse is “so freakishly good that he could be far from his best and still win.”

Demonstrators are also expected in Louisville, where Breonna Taylor, an unarmed 26-year-old Black woman, was fatally shot at home by police in March.

The sleeping giant on September 5, 2020. Kentucky Derby day.2:18 PM · Sep 5, 2020


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