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Tag Archives: Racism

Responding to Protests

© Tom Tomorrow I think if nothing else, Obama’s presidency has been worth it to highlight both how far we have come, but even more importantly how far we still have to go to end racism. I remember when it first became unfashionable to be racist. When people started using code words instead of being […]

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Lack of Fathers?

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) called into conservative Laura Ingraham’s radio show on Tuesday and discussed the racial unrest in Baltimore, saying: There are so many things we can talk about. … It’s something we talk about not in the immediate aftermath but over time: The breakdown of family structure, the lack of fathers, the lack […]

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Death Row

Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years on death row, the whole time proclaiming his innocence. The evidence used to convict Hinton of two murders was always poor. There were no eyewitnesses, no fingerprints, no physical evidence at all other than a supposed link between a set of bullets and a gun owned by Hinton’s mother. […]

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Bibi King

Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu easily won the election in Israel, and he did it by appealing to the base fears of right-wing voters. Sound familiar? We’ll let Jon Stewart give the review:

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Selma

James Fallows has a good reaction to Obama’s speech in Selma Alabama on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday”. Fallows thinks it may be the best speech ever given by Obama, and I would not easily disagree. Here’s one quote from near the end of Obama’s speech: That’s what America is. Not […]

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Deja Vu All Over Again

The election isn’t until November of 2016, over 20 months away, but the rhetoric has already started, and it doesn’t bode well for the future. For starters, some Republicans haven’t figured out that they are no longer running against Barack Obama. Take the words of Ted Cruz (on Fox News of course), who called Obama […]

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Happy MLK Jr. Day!

© Joel Pett Today is the day to remember that one person can make a difference. Even one person who was persecuted, spied on, and eventually assassinated. One person who was not perfect, but who fought for a cause. We live in a world that is not just 24/7 information, but information that is supplied […]

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Strike Three?

© Matt Bors Wouldn’t it be ironic if by staging a “work slowdown” the NYPD actually put things back to the way they were before we over-militarized our police departments? Could this possibly be a good thing? So far, the worst effect of the slowdown seems to be the loss of millions of dollars in […]

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Strange Bedfellows

Who says bipartisanship isn’t alive? Last week Congresscritter Steve Scalise (R-LA) admitted that in 2002 he spoke at a white supremacist organization founded by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Not overly surprising. Heck, not that long ago Louisiana was as racist as they get. David Duke himself had served in the state legislature […]

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Close to the End?

© Steve Breen © Scott Bateman I’ve been seeing a number of comics like these lately, expressing the opinion that 2014 just totally sucked. Really? Personally, as far as I can tell most of the really bad news was completely overhyped by the media with the express purpose of scaring you into reading their websites […]

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Great Quote from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Time Magazine published an excellent article by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about the kerfuffle going on in New York city over two policemen who were murdered. The NY police are blaming the deaths on the people who are protesting against several high profile cases of police racism. They are also accusing the mayor of NYC and even […]

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Existing While Black

© Ruben Bolling While this comic might take some liberties for comic effect, it is scary how many people view behaviors far differently depending on the skin color of the person doing the behavior. Even people who aren’t particularly racist. For example, if you saw a black person carrying a hunting rifle around in an […]

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Strike Two

Jon Stewart reacts to yet another grand jury decision to not indict a white policeman who illegally put a choke hold on a black man (which resulted in his death), with the whole thing video recorded by a bystander.

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The Negro Question

[Albert Einstein wrote this in 1946. Given what is going on right now, I think it is relevant. I completely agree that people often unquestioningly accept things with which they have grown up, and that travel is a good way to help question one’s beliefs.] I am writing as one who has lived among you […]

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How to be Safe

© Matt Bors The main thing I don’t understand about the whole mess in Ferguson (despite lots of weird things that happened) is why did the black community decide that this was the straw to break the camel’s back? I think that blacks have plenty to be angry about concerning how they are treated by […]

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