Contrary to what some elite legacy pundits will still try to tell you, it sure ain’t “rein in the corporate elites and the big banks”:
Covington Catholic High School faced backlash on social media Saturday morning after video was posted and widely shared showing a tense incident involving indigenous marchers and a group of young men in Washington, D.C.
The video shows a young man wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap standing near to and staring at a man who is drumming as other young men surrounding them jeer and chant. Some of the onlookers appear to wear clothing bearing insignia from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills.
The indigenous man holding a drum was participating in an Indigenous Peoples March, according to people who posted about the incident. He was identified as Nathan Phillips, a Vietnam veteran and Native American elder of the Omaha tribe, by Indian Country Today.
They sure are economically anxious for private school kids!
That video features another Trump-era phenomenon that we just seem take for granted, now: When bigots want to harass maringalized people, they can simply chant one of the president’s slogans. Or don his hat. Or yell out his name. And everyone knows what it means.
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) January 19, 2019