Category Archives: Racism

Tuesday Open Thread

Today’s feature covers the REAL history of reconstruction. See how our past affects our present with this inside look of Reconstruction with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reconstruction: America After the Civil War premiered April 9 & April 16. You can … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Trump Encourages Violence

Donald Trump this week issued a thinly veiled threat of violence against his opponents, saying that members of the police, military and biker gangs could “play it tough” if they “reach a certain point.” It was a disturbing remark, but … Continue reading

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A white-supremacist Coast Guard lieutenant wanted to conduct a mass killing

(CNN) A Coast Guard lieutenant arrested last Friday on gun and drug charges allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing. Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is alleged to be a white supremacist who had a hit list … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | James Comey: Take down the confederate statues now

Washington (CNN)Former FBI Director James Comey called Thursday for the removal of Confederate statues in Virginia’s capital in the wake of blackface scandals involving top statewide elected officials, in an op-ed for The Washington Post. “Expressing bipartisan horror at blackface … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Sen. Louise Lucas taking a moment as reporters ask about AG Herring wearing blackface

Exactly how I’ve been feeling. It’s deep betrayal. So painful.

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Monday Open Thread | This is why blackface is offensive

(CNN) It’s been nearly 200 years since white performers first started painting their faces black to mock enslaved Africans in minstrel shows across the United States. It was racist and offensive then, and still is today. The latest controversy to … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread

Hope all you mid-westerners are keeping warm and safe from the artic blast. Did some video searching yesterday, while home from work. Dig in if you dare! And I’ll leave you with this classic interview.

Posted in activism, African Americans, Black History, Black Lives Matter, Education, Freedom, Media, Open Thread, Politics, Racial Oppression, Racism | Tagged , , , | 84 Comments