In the sequel to the novel on which the upcoming film ‘Annihilation’ is based, characters, played by Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh, are of Asian and Native American descent. Both actresses have said they didn’t know until recently about the controversy that their characters were whitewashed.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg just assigned her first majority opinion ever in a ruling that strikes down a provision of a statute that allows the expulsion of certain noncitizens. The Supreme Court Justice of 25 years finally earned seniority giving her the ability to assign opinions.
Rep. Senator Tom Cotton disagreed with Dem. Senator Dick Durbin’s account of President Trump calling Haiti and African nations "shithole countries” in an immigration meeting. Trump has denied Durbin’s accusation and said he is “not a racist.”