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CNN's Cuomo Likens LGBT Marriage Foes to Segregationists

CNN's Chris Cuomo again acted like a LGBT activist on Monday's New Day, as he interviewed Peter Sprigg from the socially conservative Family Research Council. Cuomo raised the specter of Jim Crow when he claimed that a proposed First...Show More Summary

Oppressed Wingnuts: Please Stop Lynching Us With Gay Rainbow Flag!

The Confederate “Rebel” flag has stood as a symbol, for decades upon decades, of black people being enslaved, oppressed under Jim Crow laws, being LYNCHED simply for who they are. The rainbow gay pride flag is a pretty rainbow that means something like “ohana” for all the gays, we don’t fucking know, we’re bad at gayness. Show More Summary

Obama expounds on racism, superficially

(Paul Mirengoff) President Obama said yesterday that “we are not cured of [racism].” He also said that “the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives...casts a long shadow and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on.” Let’s consider these assertions. Show More Summary

Day's End and Night Watch

Engaged in a useless Twitter battle with a conservative who seems to have just discovered the tactic of blaming the Confederacy and Jim Crow on the Democratic Party as though...

‘Southern Pride’ or Jim Crow’s Death Rattle? Everything You Need to Know About the Confederate Flag

For a flag said to represent “Southern pride,” it sure shows up a lot as a representative of Southern hate.

Dear White People (and Others): It Seems Like Some of You May Have Forgotten, So Again, Here's Why #BlackLivesMatter

Like so many of you, I'm still struggling to wrap my head around the recent massacre in Charleston, S.C. With the days of Jim Crow and church bombings behind us, never did I imagine hate would rear its chilli bowl cut head in such a grotesque fashion. Show More Summary

President Obama Says N-Word During Interview on Racism

President Barack Obama has surprised a lot of people after he openly said the N-word during an interview about racism on Marc Maron‘s “WTF” podcast. “The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know, that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed [...]

"Obama uses the N-word in podcast interview."

A Politico headline that uses the word "uses" in a way that not everyone uses. “The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know, that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on. Show More Summary

Some Context For the Shooting in Charleston

#EmanuelAME Church offered a place of worship and escape from Jim Crow dehumanization. #CharlestonShooting pic.twitter.com/MxFjJKh7RU June 18, 2015 Read more...

Fox News Strains To Jam Charleston Murders Into Their Unified Field Theory of Absolutely Everything

A white man targets a historic African American church with ties to the struggles against slavery, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights Movement. He makes clearly racist statements as he guns down the church's pastor and other members of the congregation. Show More Summary

Michelle Obama Cries That Muslim Women are Being Treated Like Jim Crow South Blacks

Michelle Obama is full of compassion for Muslims, apparently. During her trip to Europe this week, the First Lady told Muslim women in Britain that they are being discriminated against

Copyrighting appropriation art?

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia has an interesting discussion on the copyrightability of segregation signs. Q: Does anyone own copyrights to Jim Crow Era segregation signage, such as the famous “Whites Only” or “Colored Entrance”...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg’s year of books: Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow

Mark Zuckerberg’s 10th pick for his Year of Books is Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. This is the gut-churning story of mass incarcerations, legal systems for the right-color skin, and why America’s fight for Civil Rights is anything but over. Show More Summary

Black Actor Slams American Ballet Theater’s “Jim Crow Production Of ‘Othello'”

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Robert Manning Jr. wrote, in a protest letter to the company, “I hope you will sit down with me and attempt to explain to me, in person, why you believed it was a remotely good idea to not only cast Othello with a light-skinned Brazilian ballet dancer, BUT to also paint his face BROWN.”

Actor Slams American Ballet Theater's 'Jim Crow' Production Of 'Othello'

A professional actor who attended the American Ballet Theater's production of "Othello" sent a fiery letter to the company decrying its use of dark makeup on the dancer in the title role. The New-York based ballet company staged four performances of "Othello" at Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House in May. Show More Summary

Deep secrets of racial profiling (4)

(Scott Johnson) If you’re trying to get a handle on the race-based assault on law enforcement, unfortunately, you must acquaint yourself with Michelle Alexander and The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness..Show More Summary

SCOTUS: Wrong From The Start?

From slavery to segregation, from Jim Crow to George Bush, the Supreme Court has been consistently on the wrong side of the law. The critique comes not from some outraged, isolated blogger, but from one of the most respected voices in...Show More Summary

DOJ OFFICIAL LINKS BAD POLICING TO JIM CROW LAWS:  The Washington Times reports that Ronald Davis,…

DOJ OFFICIAL LINKS BAD POLICING TO JIM CROW LAWS:  The Washington Times reports that Ronald Davis, the Community Oriented Policing Services director at DOJ, asserts that Jim Crow laws are at least partially to blame for excessive policing and force: “We’re still operating on some system that was used to enforce Jim Crow laws, that were used to […]

#TheRemix: What 'The New Jim Crow' Gets Wrong about the Old Jim Crow

Parchman Fam Prison, 1930 On this episode of #TheRemix with James Braxton Peterson, Political Scientist Adolph Reed suggest that analogies between "Old Jim Crow" and the "New Jim Crow" fail to recognize distinct differences between the two examples of systemic racism.

The Baltimore Riots Were RACIST!

Targeting Asian-owned businesses: These recent immigrants came to the United States largely after the Civil War and the Jim Crow system of segregation and thus have no connection to the charges of continued institutional racism that some blame for the disturbances. Show More Summary

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