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Tucker Guest: ‘People of Color’ Label Is Racist Because It Gives ‘Virtue’ to Dark Skin

Tucker Guest: ‘People of Color’ Label Is Racist Because It Gives ‘Virtue’ to Dark SkinMoments after the crowd at President Trump’s Wednesday night rally chanted “Send Her Back!” at Somalia-born Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a guest on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight argued that the term “people of color” should be done away with because it gives people with dark skin “special virtue.”While airing the president’s rally in the background, host Tucker Carlson invited conservative art critic and commentator Roger Kimball on to help decide whether or not America is a racist country.“Is America more racist than it was five years ago? Ten years ago?” Carlson asked.“Clearly not,” Kimball replied, adding that both the country as a whole and college campuses are “less racist” than they ever have been. He then pivoted to taking aim at the four Democratic congresswomen of color that have recently been the target of racist attacks by Trump, calling them the “Juvenile Squad.”Claiming that the young lawmakers—Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley—aren’t really legislators but instead “burnishing their own celebrity,” Kimball then issued a request.“I wish they would give the phrase ‘people of color’ a rest,” he declared. “We need to retire that phrase because it is a racist phrase.”“What does that mean?” Carlson asked.“You are a nice color, Tucker,” Kimball said. “I think of myself as being sort of a pleasing pink. But everyone has a color.”“It is a racist term because the idea is that somehow you are trapped by your skin color,” he continued. “That having dark skin imbues you with a special virtue, and having white skin imbues you with a special evil, or a liability, and that is a racist idea.”Kimball went on to call for the media to stand up against the use of the term because, in his view, it is being “used as a bludgeon to criminalize policy differences and criminalize differences of opinion.”Carlson, meanwhile, lamented that many people allow the use of the label to go unchallenged because they “are remarkably passive in the face of hyperaggressive racists like Ilhan Omar.”The Fox News host has been hyper-focused on Omar of late, devoting large chunks of his program to extremely negative coverage of the Muslim congresswoman. Earlier this month, the anti-immigrant host accused Omar—a U.S. citizen who immigrated from Somalia—of despising America and described her as a “living fire alarm” for the country's immigration laws.Following widespread outrage over his remarks, Carlson doubled down the following night, devoting the first 20 minutes of his show to blasting Omar and inviting a guest on who said the Minnesota lawmaker “would be a member of the KKK” if she weren’t in Congress.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Colin Kaepernick's skin appears darkened in Republican campaign fundraiser ad

Colin Kaepernick's skin appears darkened in Republican campaign fundraiser adA fundraising email sent by the National Republican Congressional Committee included a picture of Colin Kaepernick that appeared noticeably altered to make his skin darker, an attack ad tactic that is considered by many as racist.



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American Airlines apologizes for kicking a mother and baby off flight for skin condition

American Airlines apologizes for kicking a mother and baby off flight for skin conditionJordan Flake says she was kicked off a flight with her toddler after an American Airlines employee inquired about her "rash" right before takeoff.



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Covington Catholic chaperone: Our students were targeted for what they stood for and the color of their skin

Covington Catholic chaperone: Our students were targeted for what they stood for and the color of their skinA mother who chaperoned Covington Catholic students during their trip to Washington says the now-viral confrontation with Native American activists was a result of Black Hebrew Israelites throwing 'horrific insults' at the teens. Jill Hamlin speaks out on 'Fox & Friends.'



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Post-Thanksgiving skin pampering treatments

Post-Thanksgiving skin pampering treatmentsOverindulged this Thanksgiving? Make it up to your skin with these luxurious treatments.



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Nail biting habit allegedly causes skin cancer

Nail biting habit allegedly causes skin cancerA 20-year-old Australian woman has to have her thumb amputated after her nail biting habit causes a rare form of skin cancer.



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US trophy-hunters import thousands of bones and skin parts from imperilled giraffes each year

US trophy-hunters import thousands of bones and skin parts from imperilled giraffes each yearThe US is allowing the import of tens of thousands of parts each year from endangered giraffes killed for their skin and bones. A populations plummet in Africa, investigators discovered that 40,000 pieces of skin and bone from the creatures were imported into America. The Humane Society of the United States said that the body parts were turned into pillows, knife handles, bible covers, gun-case covers, boots and other trinkets.



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Ex-Houston Texans Cheerleader Claims Coach Duct-Taped Her to Appear Thinner: 'My Skin Was Being Torn'

Ex-Houston Texans Cheerleader Claims Coach Duct-Taped Her to Appear Thinner: 'My Skin Was Being Torn'Angelina Rosa is one of six Texans cheerleaders who are suing the team.



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Baby Boy, 1, With Rare Skin Condition Has to Bathe in Bleach: 'It Is Something I Dread'

Baby Boy, 1, With Rare Skin Condition Has to Bathe in Bleach: 'It Is Something I Dread'He has defied the odds for his condition.



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Who’s getting under Trump’s skin today? Lawyers

Who’s getting under Trump’s skin today? LawyersLawyers were very much on Donald Trump’s mind early Sunday morning, as he fired off a couple of tweets ostensibly about his defense in the Russia probe, but with a clear subtext about the profession in general, stopping just short of calling them all crooks who intentionally run up their bills:



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