BLACK CODES OF MODERN-DAY FERGUSON

  People who ask “How come Blacks can’t get ahead” – whether in inquisitive or derogatorily accusative terms – can look to ArchCity Defenders‘ researched exposé (pdf) of Ferguson Missouri’s predatory law enforcement and court systems for a source of answers which will remind you of America’s post-Civil War Black Codes. To summarize the research, St. Louis […]

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POISON BANANAS, REVISITED

  The significance of last night’s post about the events in Ferguson, Missouri and in other American cities is that I’m typically not the guy who places the words “America” and “Banana Republic” in the same sentence. Being a fascism conspiracy theorist isn’t my style. But this photo tweeted by Al Jazeera that shows journalists being gassed doesn’t make me feel any […]

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A BANANA REPUBLIC WITH POISON FRUIT

  Now that a state of emergency has been declared by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, lets ask again: what’s happening in the city of Ferguson? Or more broadly, what’s happening in America? Did The Terrorists finally win? Did the September 11 attacks become the decisive battle that turned Big and Small Town America into paranoid, […]

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