Trump's history of bias against black people is long and well documented. In 1973, the U.S. Justice Department filed suit against Trump and his father for violating a 1968 law that barred landlords from discriminating against people of color. (Source TIME) Although the Trumps settled without admitting guilt, media coverage reflected the general understanding that their rental practices had been discriminatory. A New York Times headline read "Trump promises to end race bias."
At his casinos in New Jersey, the state Casino Control Commission levied a $200,000 fine against the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in 1992 because managers there removed African-American card dealers when a rich gambler requested it. Trump appealed, but the court upheld the fine. Trump and his first wife, Ivanka Trump, would also have black employees cleared from the floor before they walked out on it. A 1991 book written by Trump's former casino president John O'Donnell said that Trump said, “And isn’t it funny. I’ve got black accountants at Trump Castle and Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”
The book also quoted Trump as saying, “I think the guy is lazy,” about a black worker. “And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.”
|1927.06.01||Trump's father arrested at a Ku Klux Klan rally in New York. vice.com (See also Racism)|
|1950.12||Woody Guthrie writes a song called "Old Man Trump" denouncing the racism of his landlord, Trump's father Fred. nytimes.com (See also Racism)|
|1973.10.16||Trump is sued by the Department of Justice for refusing to rent homes to black people. documentcloud.org (See also Racism)|
|1978.03.07||Trump is sued again by the Department of Justice for once more refusing to rent homes to black people. nytimes.com (See also Racism)|
This was 3 years after he agreed to stop racist business practices and paid a large settlement.
|1989.09.05||Trump says blacks have a tremendous advantage over whites when looking for jobs. newsone.com (See also Racism)|
|1991.05.10||The President of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino publishes a book where he quotes Trump as saying he thinks laziness is a trait in the blacks and he only wants Jews counting his money. web.archive.org (See also Racism, Jewish Americans, Anti-Semitism)|
|1992.12.06||Trump is fined 200,000$ by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for not allowing blacks or women onto his casino floor while personal friend and racist Mafia leader is gambling. yahoo.com (See also Criminality, Racism, Women, Sexism)|
|1997||Jill Harth files a sexual harassment lawsuit, which among other things claims Trump attempted to rape her and refused to hire black models. dailymail.co.uk (See also Racism, Misogyny, Sexism, Women, Lawsuits, Criminality)|
|2005||Sound Technician on "The Apprentice" says Trump repeatedly called him a "F*cking Monkey." buzzfeed.com (See also Racism)|
He also said Trump verbally harassed women on set.
|2011.04.14||Trump, mulling presidential run against Obama, says he has a good relationship with "the blacks." politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com (See also Racism)|
|2014.11.25||Trump says that because of Obama there won't be another black president for generations. newsone.com (See also Racism)|
|2015.08.12||Trump says Bernie Sanders "showed that he's weak" by allowing #BlackLivesMatter protesters to take the mic at a Seattle campaign event. cnn.com (See also 2016 Campaign)|
|2015.08.27||Trump responds to praise from White Supremacists with: "Everyone likes me." talkingpointsmemo.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Racism)|
|2016.05.10||Trump selects a White Nationalist Leader to be a Delegate in California. motherjones.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Racism)|
|2016.06.21||Trump has only Black GOP official kicked out of event with no explanation. rawstory.com (See also Racism, 2016 Campaign)|
|2016.07.22||Trump gives White Supremacists VIP seating at the GOP Convention. littlegreenfootballs.com (See also Racism, 2016 Campaign)|
|2016.10.26||Trump announces plan to revitalize 'inner cities,' which he describes as crime-ridden neighborhoods where "you get shot" simply for walking down the street nytimes.com|
|2016.10.31||Full text of Trump's "New Deal for Black America." donaldjtrump.com|
|2016.11.11||Black Americans fear a surge in racism and institutionalized violence after Trump's victory. aljazeera.com|
|2016.12.15||Trump calls on supporters to cheer for Black Americans who "didn't come out to vote". chicagotribune.com (See also Racism)|
|2016.12.21||Comedian Tom Arnold claims to have tape of Trump saying the N-Word. mynorthwest.com (See also Racism)|
|2016.12.21||What Trump’s First 100 Days mean for Black America. townhall.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.01.10||This is the full text of Coretta Scott King's letter opposing the 1986 nomination of Jeff Sessions for a federal judgeship. washingtonpost.com (See also Jeff Sessions)|
|2017.01.11||Sen. Cory Booker, Rep. John Lewis and the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus warn the Senate that Sessions would “move this country backward" during the second day of his confirmation hearing. m.motherjones.com (See also Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice)|
|2017.01.11||Sen. Lindsey Graham accuses NAACP of anti-GOP bias at Sessions confirmation hearing. washingtontimes.com (See also Jeff Sessions)|
|2017.01.14||Trump starts MLK weekend by attacking civil rights activist John Lewis, who challenged the legitimacy of Trump's election win. theguardian.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, Feuds)|
|2017.01.19||Letter from the Congressional Black Caucus to Trump addressing concerns with his plans and hope that they can work together to address issues that impact their communtities. cbc-richmond.house.gov|
|2017.01.23||Trump administration posts a statement on White House website that says "The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong," and calls Black Lives Matter movement "a threat." edition.cnn.com (See also First 100 Days, Racism)|
|2017.02.01||In Black History month 'listening session,' Trump lashes out at media. npr.org (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.01||Meeting a group of black supporters for what was billed as a listening session about Black History Month, the president turned to some of his favorite topic: media bias and crime nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.01||Trump holds a listening session on Black History Month, devoting his opening remarks to himself. washingtonpost.com (See also Narcissism, First 100 Days)|
In the entirety of his opening remarks, Trump's points all tie directly back to him in some way.
|2017.02.02||Mike Pence celebrates Black History Month by praising Abraham Lincoln instead of acknowledging the accomplishments of Black Americans. teenvogue.com (See also Mike Pence)|
|2017.02.02||Trump's counterterrorism efforts will focus on Islam and not white supremacists, who also have bombed and attacked U.S. citizens. reuters.com (See also Racism, Nationalism)|
|2017.02.08||Trump assigns cop who shot unarmed black man to private security detail. miamiherald.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.27||Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos calls historically black colleges and universities 'real pioneers when it comes to school choice.' ed.gov (See also Betsy DeVos, Education, Department of Education)|
|2017.02.28||After backlash, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos admits that historically black colleges were not created simply to give black students more choices. nytimes.com (See also Betsy DeVos, Education, Department of Education)|
A day after the education secretary called the institutions “real pioneers,” she acknowledged that the schools were not created simply to give black students more choices.
|2017.03.04||Actor and U.N Goodwill Ambassador Don Cheadle says Donald Trump once asked family friend: "Would you ever f*ck a n*gger?" avclub.com (See also Racism)|
|2017.03.04||Students criticize black college leaders for meeting with Trump, saying it benefits Trump more than the historically black colleges themselves. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.20||Trump brags he's made NFL coaches afraid to hire Black Lives Matter protestor Colin Kaepernick, a veteran quarterback. chicagotribune.com (See also Racism, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.04.04||The Trump administration signals that it may back out of federal agreements that force police departments to curb racial bias and excessive force. apnews.com (See also Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice, First 100 Days)|
- 2016.10.10 "Donald Trump Gets a Basic Fact Wrong About Black Americans" (Washington Post)
"When Trump addresses black America by talking about urban centers, he overlooks the diversity of America's black population and the unique issues that affect the millions who live in the rural South and the suburbs."
- 2016.11.21 "Black Wealth in the Age of Trump" (The Atlantic)
"My impression, especially from listening to an interview of one of Trump's black surrogates Darrell Scott, is that Trump’s proposal to address black economic deprivation is to ‘gild the ghetto.’"
- 2016.12.24 "Trump’s pick for attorney general is shadowed by race and history" (Washington Post)
"Sessions’s long record in public life reveals a man who has hired African Americans for senior positions who speak highly of him, but who has been sharply criticized by civil rights groups for his positions on voting rights, same-sex marriage and gender equality."