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Midday open thread: Racism is alive and well in Mississippi and instant karma

Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is Then and now: What you missed on Sunday Kos … Fleeing from swastikas in Germany to HBCUs in the Jim Crow south, by   Denise Oliver Velez Why many are willing to ignore Trump-Russia, by   David Akadjian Donald...Show More Summary

Sally Yates compares Trump’s Muslim ban to Jim Crow

6 days agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

"I had an obligation to also protect the integrity of the Department of Justice."

How the Swastika Became a Confederate Flag | Brent Staples

How the Swastika Became a Confederate Flag | Brent Staples: Brent Staples makes a compelling case for Jim Crow as the inspiration for Hitler’s Nazi policies: Hitler drew a similar, more sinister comparison in “Mein Kampf.” He describes...Show More Summary

Fleeing from swastikas in Germany, they found refuge at HBCUs in the Jim Crow south

With the news that the orange ignoramus in the White House recently questioned the constitutionality of federal funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and after Bethune-Cookman University students stood and...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Russian spaceflight chief throws shade on SpaceX moontrip; Maddow's ratings soar

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is Taxcutiva: • What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … They fled from swastikas in Germany to HBCUs in the Jim Crow south, by Denise Oliver Velez Why many are willing to ignore Trump-Russia, by David Akadjian Donald...Show More Summary

Jordan Peele to Produce New Jim Crow Horror Series for HBO

'Get Out' writer/director Jordan Peele will produce a new HBO series. Continue reading…

Jordan Peele Is Going To Create A Jim Crow Horror Series For HBO

Jordan Peele is taking his unique brand of horror to HBO. The writer and director of “Get Out” will be the executive producer behind “Lovecraft Country,” a just ordered drama series based around a Matt Ruff novel about a 1950s road trip...Show More Summary

Matthew Shepard’s Mom Compares Anti-LGBTQ Laws with Racist Jim Crow Laws

Matthew Shepard’s Mom Compares Anti-LGBTQ Laws with Racist Jim Crow Laws Judy Shepard targeted Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-LGBTQ hate group for targeting transgender people the same way racists used to target black people Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

Did ‘No Whites Allowed’ Signs Exist in the Segregated South?

last weekHumor / odd : Snopes

The existence of "colored only" businesses under Jim Crow laws in the southern United States comes as a shock to those unfamiliar with the history.

Supreme Court Not Having North Carolina’s Jim Crow, Thanks And Fuck You

SCOTUS is not having it with this OOPSIE accidental voter discrimination!

Was "Cool" Ever Really Cool?

In its origin, cool was a creation of African-American jazz musicians to face the pressure of Jim Crow arrangements during a time when the United States was an unembarrassedly racialist white society. At various points in its history, cool was, in Dinerstein's language, "the aestheticizing of detachment," "an emotional mask, a strategy of masking emotion," […]

Huge win: Supreme Court won't revive North Carolina GOP's discriminatory voter suppression law

On Monday, the Supreme Court delivered a monumental voting rights victory when it declined to hear an appeal from Republican North Carolina legislators seeking to reinstate one of the broadest restrictive voting laws since Jim Crow after an appeals court struck it down in 2016. Show More Summary

Don’t Be Fooled, Here’s What Makes America Great

A teacher gives his students a taste of what it was like to live in the segregated Jim Crow South. The post Don’t Be Fooled, Here’s What Makes America Great appeared first on The Good Men Project.

This lawmaker learned to revere education after her parents fled Jim Crow. Now she’s tackling teacher tenure

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber’s father moved his family from Hope, Ark., to Los Angeles when she was 3. He had a compelling reason: A lynch mob was chasing him. David Nash was a black farmer. He worked his own land and sharecropped other people’s. After one harvest, he got into an argument with white...

In his most ambitious book yet, John T. Edge explores the question, “What is Southern food?”

The Potlikker Papers is a food history of the modern South, “the South that awakes from slumber in 1955 when the cooks and maids in Montgomery step off the buses and begin walking to work, rejecting Jim Crow,” says Edge.

MSNBC Likens ObamaCare Oppo to Jim Crow, 'Death to Poor People' Act

On Saturday's AM Joy, viewers could witness a near caricature of a group of liberals talking politics in the former of host Joy Reid, former MSNBC political analyst Jimmy Williams, Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah, and Karine Jean-Pierre...Show More Summary

Voting Rights on Trial on the Bayou

A federal lawsuit challenges a decades-old vestige of Jim Crow, and opens up new questions about the current state of the ballot.

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