Tag Archives: racism

The chickens, having come home to roost, consumed Boehner… Nixon made a deal with the devil by opening the Republican party to southern racists, and, now, almost 50 years later, the party is paying the price

Quite a bit has been written over the past few weeks about John Boneher’s unexpected decision to step down as Speaker of the House and leave Congress. While everyone seems to be in agreement that his decision is largely due to the increasingly ugly battle being waged over the heart and soul of the Republican […]

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Columbus gets an axe to the head in Detroit

It would appear, based on the above photo, which was posted to Reddit this morning, that Christopher Columbus no longer garners the same kind of respect in Detroit that he once did… Yes, the bust of Christopher Columbus, which is located at Jefferson Avenue and Randolph Street, just outside of the Renaissance Center, apparently got […]

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And this is what happens when you gut the Voting Rights Act

In late June of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, stating that the provision, which, for almost 50 years, had required that certain areas of the country with dismal civil rights records obtain approval from the Justice Department or a special […]

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The Confederate Flag over the South Carolina capitol was taken down this morning

Another reason to be happy today. This morning, at dawn, a filmmaker and activist by the name of Brittany ‘Bree’ Newsome, scaled the flagpole in front of the South Carolina capitol and took down the Confederate flag that has flow there since the early 1960s. Newsome, a North Carolina activist, can be heard in the […]

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Promising to remove the Confederate flag is good first step after over 50 years, but let’s not be so quick to praise the people of South Carolina

It looks like the Confederate flag, which has flown over the state capitol in South Carolina since 1962, a year after Alabama Governor George Wallace raised it on the grounds of the state legislature in Alabama to signify his dedication to the principles of segregation, may finally be coming down. Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s Republican […]

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