MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 24 Jan 2021 15:49:42 +0000 House candidate seeks national caucus on racism http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/d42e8b4af2b34daaa98968611a05c42b Supports say many Americans have an incomplete understanding of how our nation’s past traumas continue to disproportionately impact Black and indigenous people and that a caucus could create a single account. (Oct. 27) d42e8b4af2b34daaa98968611a05c42b Wed, 28 Oct 2020 02:11:03 +0000 SHOTLIST: RESTRICTION SUMMARY: ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Washington D.C. - 30 July 20191. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:"I am the least racist person there is anywhere in the world."ASSOCIATED PRESSDallas, Texas - 27 October 2020++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED BY VIDEO++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Bauer, (I) Texas U.S. Congressional candidate:"Some of our highest elected officials, like the president of the United States, Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence echoed some similar sentiments, saying that he doesn't believe that the country has a systemic racist problem. And I think it's important that we have this conversation at a federal level."ASSOCIATED PRESSSalem, Oregon - 7 September 20203. Trump supporters chase after man and tackle himASSOCIATED PRESS ARCHIVE: Washington, D.C. - 30 July 20194. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the White House drivewayASSOCIATED PRESSDallas, Texas - 27 October 2020++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED BY VIDEO++5 . SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Bauer, , (I) Texas U.S. Congressional candidate:"And it really kind of blew me away just how deep the systemic issues go when it comes to racial issues. You know, I growing up would've considered myself colorblind. That's something I definitely would have said about myself and over the last few years realized that that colorblindness actually whitewashes so much of our history that contributes to our present some of the present injustices that we continue to see perpetuated. I thought we were in a post-racial society, especially after we elected Obama."US NETWORK POOLLansing, Michigan - 27 October 20206. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, President of the United States:"You know, when I think of Somolia, I think of Omar, Omar. Ilhan Omar who truly does not like our country."ASSOCIATED PRESSDallas, Texas - 27 October 2020++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED BY VIDEO++7. SOUNDBITE (English) Mark Bauer, , (I) Texas U.S. Congressional candidate:"If voters themselves are personally ignorant on the topic, then they're going to continue to elect people who are also. When coming up with the caucus, we were really inspired by the truth and reconciliation commission that was set up in South Africa after apartheid. So that we can get this on record, store it digitally in the archive and then use that to produce some of the political will that is necessary as I say again, to uh, to help pass some of the legislation that is currently being drafted by congressional bodies like the Congressional Black Caucus. It's going to be incumbent on voters to educate themselves on this topic so that we can elect people who are on the same page."ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Detroit, Michigan – 10 March  20208. Various of people in line voting during presidential primarySTORYLINE:Mark Baurer wants the whole entire country talking about racism in hopes of creating peaceful reconcilation over America's sometimes painful past, so he's gathering support on both sides of the congressional aisle to help start the conversation."I think it's important that we have this conversation at a federal level," U.S. Congressional candidate Mark Bauer (I-TX) says. Bauer tells The Associated Press he wants to establish a truth and reconciliation caucus on systemic racism and injustice if elected Nov. 3 during the General Election. Bauer says the Congressional Truth and Reconciliation Caucus will hold public hearings as a way to encourage more informed policy debates in Congress and rebuild trust among Members by reconciling a full truth of America's past.Bauer says he and caucus members will invite historians, experts, activists and citizens to record their testimonies. He intends to make their statements available to the public via a digital archive and the Library of Congress. He says the body may be the first national nonpartisan caucus to publicly acknowledge and document stories of systemic injustice.President Trump's recent executive order is an example of the ongoing discord within racial reckoning. In September, the President prohibited the teaching of elements of critical race theory in workplace diversity training at the federal level. Bauer believes his proposed caucus would be positioned to challenge the harm of such actions."If voters themselves are personally ignorant on the topic," he says, "then they're going to continue to elect people who are also."STORYLINE:===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Supports say many Americans have an incomplete understanding of how our nation’s past traumas continue to disproportionately impact Black and indigenous people and that a caucus could create a single account. (Oct. 27) House candidate seeks national caucus on racism