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Friday March 12nd, 2021 morning edition

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People who think Jesus Christ was white are more likely to endorse anti-Black attitudes, a new study found, suggesting that belief in white deities works to uphold white supremacy.

The researchers argued that a Jesus who has the same race as the dominant group helps that dominant group maintain power and legitimacy.

"It's associating godliness with whiteness," lead author Simon Howard, an assistant professor of psychology at Marquette University, told The Academic Times.

He said that some white people may cling to an image of white Jesus because a God who is not white undermines racist ideologies, and thus, "It threatens white supremacy.".

Howard embarked on the research after writing a review paper on psychology studies examining the link between religiosity and racial prejudice.

Howard's study was just the first step toward better understanding how racism, white supremacy and a white perception of Jesus interact.

"People don't know what Jesus specifically looked like, but the most widely disseminated images of him are white," he said. »

Rep. James Clyburn Re-Introduces $100 Billion Internet-for-All Bill

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As advertised, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), joined by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), has re-introduced a bill to close the digital divide by connecting everyone to the internet at high speeds--1 Gig is the goal.

"This pandemic has further widened the digital divide and exposed the urgent need to enact the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act," said Clyburn.

Clyburn, who created the Rural Broadband Task Force, has said he has lined up support in the House and Senate for his bill. »

Trump Apparently Called Everybody in Georgia Except Boss Hogg, and They All Recorded It

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During the six-minute call, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Trump repeatedly said that he won Georgia.

“When the right answer comes out, you’ll be praised,” Mr. Trump told the chief investigator, Frances Watson….

So, if you’re keeping score at home, the former president* apparently called everybody in Georgia except Boss Hogg to solicit mischief in counting the ballots, and everybody he called apparently recorded the conversation, which is the only thing to do when that particular former president* calls. »

Father gets 212 years in prison for scheme that killed his autistic sons for life insurance

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“He is the ultimate phony and a skillful liar…and is nothing more than a greedy and brutal killer,” Walter said.

In addition to being sentenced to 212 years in prison in the plot, Walter ordered Elmezayen to pay $261,751 in restitution to the insurance companies.

Elmezeyan is also facing murder charges in a pending state case, where he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. »

Direct deposits from U.S. COVID bill to come as early as this weekend, White House says

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FILE PHOTO: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki delivers remarks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 9, 2021.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Direct deposits from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief legislation signed into law by President Joe Biden on Thursday will come as early as this weekend, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.

“People can expect to start seeing direct deposits hit their bank accounts as early as this weekend. »