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'Incarceration Society'

Dan Little: Incarceration society: It is becoming increasingly clear that the criminal justice system is an important component of the system of race in the United States today. Michelle Alexander's important book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the...

Fighting Jim Crow

The Jim Crow Era in United States history began towards the end of the Reconstruction Period and lasted until 1965 with the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

The Woman Behind the Memphis Sound

Written by Sophia Dembling Siblings Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton defied cultural norms in the Jim Crow era to found Stax Records, one of the most influential soul and R&B labels of the 1960s and '70s. There's no obvious reason why Estelle...Show More Summary

Guardian: Mike Brown’s Shooting & Jim Crow Lynchings Have Too Much in Common

You just knew this was coming… The Guardian newspaper compares Mike Brown’s shooting death to the Jim Crow lynchings in the US. 18 year-old Mike Brown was shot dead by an injured police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, … Continue reading ?

Most Black Ferguson Residents Complaining of 'White Power Structure' Didn't Vote

After Michael Brown's death, left-wing activists, pundits, and the mainstream press have been blasting and maligning Ferguson's "white power structure," likening the city to a town in the Jim Crow South. They have lamented that though...Show More Summary

The New Jim Crow: Has the Right finally Repealed the Civil Rights Act?

By Juan Cole The 45 million African-Americans in the United States are unequal before the law vis-a-vis European-Americans and becoming moreso. In the age of Jim Crow (the white South’s attempt to…

BREAKING: OFFICER DOWN in #Ferguson, Shots Fired, Molotov Cocktails – THOUSANDS MARCHING

BREAKING: OFFICER DOWN in #Ferguson, Shots Fired, Molotov Cocktails – THOUSANDS MARCHING Officer Down!! At US Bank in #Ferguson !!! — Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) August 18, 2014 As I tweeted that. Someone started shooting. Entire crowd at the gas station … Continue reading ?

White supremacy’s latest round: Re-tracing the real history of Ferguson

The Ferguson nightmare is just another reminder of a world exemplified by slavery, Jim Crow, and "stop and frisk"

Spirit Air Passenger's Complaint Sparks #JimCrowAirlines Hashtag

During a recent Spirit Airlines flight one passenger’s encounter with two flight attendants made her seem as if she had travelled back to the Jim Crow era. In an interview with The Root, Samantha Bellach, a passenger on the Spirit flight, recounted the incident.

Federal Court Refuses To Block N.C. Voter ID Law

At Netroots Nation, liberals slammed voter ID laws, labeling them something akin to “Jim Crow” laws. Yesterday, the U.S. District Court...

Filled Negro Says He Has Not Lost Confidence In Philadelphia Police Chief Ramsey, Despite The Fact That His "Look Behind The Statistics" Mandate Dismisses Most Of The "New Jim Crow" Claims On The "Mass Incarceration Conspiracy". Filled Negro Says That Ra

Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey Explains The Recent "Police Corruption Scandal" And Rejects The Claim That Black People In Philadelphia Are Arrested For Drug Possession By Demanding That We Look At The Accompanying Charges That Lead Them To Be Arrested

The Importance of Protecting Our Right to Vote: Reflecting on the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Half a century ago the Civil Rights Act of 1964 brought an end to the era of Jim Crow by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. One year later the landmark legislation was strengthened and expanded when the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law on Aug. Show More Summary

Wisconsin Sup Ct. Chief compares Voter ID to Jim Crow, majority disagrees

Yesterday, Wisconsin prevailed in two separate challenges to the state's voter ID laws, and certain state officials were not shy in their disappointment over the verdict.

Race Matters: Hidden Colors Filmmaker Tariq Nasheed Says Eric Garner’s Death Was A Lynching – “This Is Jim Crow 2.0?

Do you think we’ve spiraled into a modern Jim Crow era? Tariq Nasheed is well-known for his Hidden Colors documentary series, exploring African American history and racism. Nasheed shared his thoughts with HuffingtonPost: On the inspiration behing “Hidden Colors

Jim Crow and the Donkey: A True History the Left Loves to Ignore

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's producer, Steve Benen, just took a whack at the American Civil Rights Union's new booklet, The Truth About Jim Crow, which National Review Online writer John Fund wrote about in a recent column.

The Carceral State

It’s entirely possible that in 100 years, historians will look back on the early 21st century United States and remark not only on the racist prison system that shows how little advanced we are from the Jim Crow era but also how little most Americans, even most liberals, really cared about the issue. Yet the […]

The Jim Crow North? Dining in New York City Before the Civil Rights Act of 1964

In the 1950s, a U.S. civil rights organization set out to investigate restaurant discrimination. As part of this effort, the organization interviewed an African-American man who related his experiences: Every time I'm downtown I seeShow More Summary

The Southern Strategy

Jamelle Boule calls out the deceptiveness of conservatives noting that the Democrats have historically been the party of Jim Crow: The problem with Fund’s argument is that he takes these facts, divorces them from historical context,Show More Summary

National Review’s Dishonest History

Writing at National Review, conservative journalist John Fund promises to “set the record straight on Jim Crow.” And what does he offer? A column’s worth of warmed-over partisan pablum that begins and ends with the idea that, as far as civil rights are concerned, Democrats are the real racists. Some choice passages:

Return Of Jim Crow: Biden Gives Racially-Charged NAACP Speech

"This is not your fathers Republican party," Vice President Joe Biden told the NAACP on Wednesday, pointing to the "hailstorm" of voter ID legislation. "Grandmothers in Alabama who came up under Jim Crow" are being "stripped of their vote," he claimed. Show More Summary

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