Tag Archives: Racism

The Nightmare Begins: Senator Sessions for Attorney General?

I have always had an interest in historical fiction. I especially like reading fiction about Black people during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Putting myself in their shoes – these people, who had just been freed from slavery, believing that … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Cop’s Wife Blames Fake Robbery on Black Lives Matter

The wife of a police officer in Millbury, MA claimed that she was the victim of a robbery earlier this month where someone ransacked her house and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.  The woman also claimed the perpetrator … Continue reading

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Keith Lamont Scott Funeral Photos

Posted in Black Lives Matter, Current Events, Gun Violence, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, JusticeForKeithLamontScott, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Police violence, Racial Oppression, Racial Profiling, Racism, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Racket of Racism

Hat tip: Romany Malco

Posted in Black Codes, Black History, Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights, Current Events, History, Human Rights, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, News, Open Thread, Pig Laws, Racial Oppression, Racial Profiling, Racism, segregation, Slavery, Violence, White Supremacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

United Nations Panel | U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism’

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on … Continue reading

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U.N. Human Rights Council will debate whether police killings of black men are modern day lynchings

Police killings of Black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N. Human … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Betty Shelby Charged With First-Degree Manslaughter in Death of Terence Crutcher

(CNN) — Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer Betty Shelby has been charged with felony manslaughter in the first degree, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler told reporters Thursday. Shelby fatally shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher after his SUV stopped in a roadway … Continue reading

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