COLUMBIA, SC - JULY 18:  A member of the Ku Klux Klan gives a Nazi salute as the Klan members fly the Confederate flag during a demonstration at the state capitol building on July 18, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Hundreds of people protested the demonstration as law enforcement  tried to prevent violence between the opposing groups.

‘White Lives Matter’ Protest Held Outside Of Houston NAACP

No matter how often it’s said, people still appear to believe that the Black Lives Matter is somehow racist. Despite multiple people giving explanation after explanation saying otherwise, a select population feels that the movement is actually anti-white.

A group of protestors in Houston took that inaccurate assumption and staged a demonstration in front of the Houston NAACP office with assault rifles and confederate flags, according to USA Today

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Houston Police Fatally Shoot Armed Black Man

Given recent events, every instance of police shooting civilians – especially, black civilians – is going to come under scrutiny. Questions are sure to arise of whether or not deadly force was necessary and if victims may have been profiled in the first place. While it’s too early for definitive answers, those same questions are now being aimed at Houston police.

Two Houston police officers, both with ten or more years experience, saw a man standing in the street with a revolver in his hand. The man, later identified as Alva Braziel, was reportedly asked to lower his weapon by both officers and a witness. Instead, according to CBS, he raised it towards the sky, lowered it in the officers direction and they both fired multiple shots. 

Texas police take white teen away from black guardians

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13-year-old Landry Thompson traveled to Houston for a training session with some of the best dancers in the industry. Thompson, accompanied by dance instructor Emanuel Hurd and another dancer, stopped at what should have been a routine gas station stop for a brief nap before heading back home to Oklahoma. The trio ended up surrounded by police officers, with Thompson being hauled off to Child Protective Services. 

Politician fakes being black to win election

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Passing for black? It happens. Dave Wilson was elected the the Community College Board of Trustees in Houston after giving off the impression that he was black. Wilson beat Bruce Austin, who is black, in a tight race.

From Think Progress:

Wilson’s campaign fliers were filled with black faces that he admits to simply pulling off of websites, along with captions such as “Please vote for our friend and neighbor Dave Wilson.” Another flier announces that he was “Endorsed by Ron Wilson,” which is the name of an African American former state representative. Only by reading the fine print will voters discover that the “Ron Wilson” who actually endorsed Dave is his cousin. The cousin lives in Iowa.