White robes and hoods are no longer required to reign supreme. Big thanks to reader “Ess” for passing along this video of a talk given by White Rage author Dr. Carol Anderson at Emory University. Feel free to pass along to friends who wish to deepen their understanding of systemic racial injustice in America. White […]Read More White Rage lecture by author Carol Anderson
So that’s when the police came up and they jumped out of the car. And they were saying they were going to take him to jail. And I said, “Do you have a warrant?” And they said — they backed up and they saw me with the shotgun. And, so, I said, “If you don’t […]Read More Remembering Mabel Williams
It appears that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is lost in her isms and schisms over what to call the small fraction of the thousands of protesters who burned and looted parts of Baltimore in response to Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of the police department. Mayor Rawlings-Blake first called the firestarters kids in need […]Read More BALTIMORE MAYOR LOST IN ISMS AND SCHISMS ABOUT RIOTS
Aside from the implications of the bill Indiana Governor Mike Spence signed into law that allows businesses to refuse service to gays as a weapon to fight against government civil overreach, you have to be amused by the way lawmakers across America create jacked-up pieces of legislation, and then dress them up to sound promising […]Read More WHEN ‘RELIGIOUS FREEDOM’ BECOMES A WEAPON OF SOCIAL DESTRUCTION
So, you’re marching in Selma today for the star-studded 50th anniversary of the beating Martin Luther King Jr’s followers took as they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus bridge. I don’t fault you for attempting to connect with what I also see as an important part of American history, but while you march today in one […]Read More WHILE YOU PARTY IN SELMA…
New readers who wonder why I call American Democrats the Party of No Guts and Republicans the Party of No Brains can look to East-West Gateway’s latest Where We Stand report (pdf) on St. Louis Racial segregation for part of my reasoning. Go ahead and point out the PNBs’ legendary record of racial hang-ups to […]Read More THE PARTY FOR SEGREGATION!
“Get out of the neighborhood” is what New York City Police Department officers told a group of Black teens over a patrol car loudspeaker in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, and called this human rights violation a crime fighting tactic. A strange part about American racism is that most people with racial hangups are […]Read More NYPD COPS ENFORCE PARK SLOPE SEGREGATION
Here’s another reason why many Americans refuse to have a conversation about race—like reconciling a dysfunctional relationship, one or both sides get to discover more about the trifling stuff each other did! Shee, and who wants that?! Except there’s a big difference—what black folks wanted during the civil rights movement was far […]Read More THE PAST IS WORSE THAN YOU THINK: SPIES OF MISSISSIPPI