Category Archives: Democracy

The John Birch Society started the ‘Support Your Local Police’

The John Birch Society opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, claiming it violated the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and overstepped individual ‘states rights’ to enact laws regarding civil rights.

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Scott Walker Unravels Before 7 Year Old Aaron Stark With Gibberish on Climate Change

No! Scott Walker is not SMARTER than a Second Grader. 7 year old Aaron Stark asks Governor Scott Walker 2 questions: Aaron: 1. If you were President, what would you do about climate change? Governor Scot Walker: Aaron: 2. Do … Continue reading

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Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette shuts down Ferguson protesters from disrupting President Obama’s speech

SELMA – Civil rights leader Bernard Lafayette was listening intently to President Barack Obama’s speech in Selma on Saturday afternoon when he began to hear what sounded like a drum beat and chants of “We want change, we want change.” … Continue reading

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Selma 50th Anniversary

Legislation removed barriers that had prevented black people from voting. Millions joined voting rolls across the country, and thousands went on to win elections to offices in city halls, state legislatures, Congress, and, eventually, the White House. Rep. John Lewis, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | A Look Back At The Violence In #Ferguson

In this episode, Darryl Pinckney discusses his essay “In Ferguson.” He visited Ferguson, Missouri, in November, when a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The … Continue reading

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Black History | Celebrating 50 years | #Selma March 1965

Hat tip Smithsonian.com

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Black History | Will U.S. Address Legacy of Racial Terrorism?

Hat tip: LIZA A new report has uncovered shocking details about the history of lynchings in the United States and their legacy today. After five years of exhaustive research and interviews with local historians and descendants of lynching victims, the … Continue reading

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