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In Arkansas, a joint holiday for Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King coming to an end

For Vivian Flowers, the two men were never on the same historical playing field. One fought as a general in the Confederate Army. The other, a century later, sought to undo the ramifications of slavery and Jim Crow laws — inequality, poverty, lack of education, to name a few. So she puzzled over...

Alternative History: The Dangerous Byproduct of Fake Facts

Click here for reuse options! From Ben Carson claiming slaves came over as ‘immigrants’ to Betsy DeVos ignoring Jim Crow – history is a new frontline in the battle for truth. Fake news has morphed into something far more egregious, fake history. Show More Summary

How the 'Green Book' Saved Black Lives on the Road

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

A guidebook from the Jim Crow era often meant the difference between a hot meal and a vicious beating.

Arts Coverage In The Black Press In The Jim Crow Era

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The black press flourished in the United States during these years, providing rich, varied reporting on political and cultural happenings that mainstream press outlets distorted or ignored. Critics and reporters on the arts beat not only brought to light the creative output of black artists, but also investigated the role the arts played in the […]

Jim Crow is alive and well in Israel

Long before Israel erected separate communities, the United States perfected the art of the artificial divide.

Nutty Tom Perez Compares Trump to Jim Crow Laws in Mid-19th Century (Video)

New DNC Chair Ignores Democrats Were Behind Jim Crow Laws At the Latino Political Power Summit on Tuesday newly elected ... The post Nutty Tom Perez Compares Trump to Jim Crow Laws in Mid-19th Century (Video) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Betsy DeVos Cites Jim Crow–Era College System As Model of ‘School Choice’

The Education secretary explains that historically black colleges prove that publicly subsidizing unregulated private schools is a good idea.

Jim Crow as School Choice!

Betsy DeVos, reminding everyone that the “saying the quiet parts loud” remark we used to make about the Republican Party’s racist statements is completely antiquated in an era of open racism. Wowwowwow. These paragraphs are from a real, official US Department of Education statement from Betsy DeVos released today. pic.twitter.com/I2FDZfzdmt — Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) February […]

Truly Insane Betsy DeVos Press Release Celebrates Jim Crow South's Segregated Education System

Donald Trump met Monday at the White House with the leaders of a number of historically black colleges and universities. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos commemorated the meeting with one of the more bonkersstatements you will ever...Show More Summary

Dr. Cornel West Says Trump’s America Is Worse Than The Jim Crow Era [Video]

Dr. Cornel West says that “Trump is ushering in a neo-fascist era that affects everybody,” in reference to his focus on scaling back immigration and equality for minority groups (such as trans Americans). Granted people feel however they

Dr. Cornel West Says Trump Era Worse Than Jim Crow (VIDEO)

President Trump is sending America right back to the days of segregation... according to renowned social activist Dr. Cornel West. The former Harvard and Princeton professor gave our guy at LAX his thoughts on Trump's policies -- particularly…

North Carolina Tells Supreme Court It's Giving Up Fight Over 'Jim Crow' Voting Law

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) announced Tuesday he was dropping his state’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a 2013 voting bill that a federal appeals court called the most restrictive in the state “since the era of Jim Crow." Last year, the U.S. Show More Summary

The Left Silences Debate

An ideological Jim Crow has emerged in the nation whereby those who voted for Trump are called to collective silence while those who oppose Trump stand, lecture, and judge.

Missouri GOP Legislator Silences NAACP Leader Opposing Workplace Discrimination Bill

After bringing up Jim Crow laws at a house committee hearing, the Missouri NAACP president was stopped from testifying further. The post Missouri GOP Legislator Silences NAACP Leader Opposing Workplace Discrimination Bill appeared first on Rewire.

Laverne Cox References 'Hidden Figures' To Make Powerful Point About Trans Rights

Emmy-nominated actress and transgender activist Laverne Cox thinks there’s something very similar about today’s anti-trans bathroom bills and the Jim Crow era bathroom rules that people of color were up against. While appearing on both...Show More Summary

Donald Trump is as American as Jim Crow

To the editor: I’ve been waiting for someone to tell the truth about President Trump. Finally, Adam Johnson said what I’ve been saying for months, even before Nov. 8. (“Stop comparing Trump to foreign leaders. He’s a distinctly American phenomenon,” Opinion, Feb. 10) Despite not having one grandparent...

Ted Cruz Is Right about the Democrats and Racism

The reason Democrats know so much about Jim Crow laws is that they wrote them.

Young Blacks & Agroecology: From Food Justice to Restorative Justice

Participants in Project Growth help plant turnip seed. Photo by Jonah Vitale-Wolff “Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow” If we are to create a society that values black life, we cannot ignore the role of food and land. Show More Summary

Your Jim Crow Republicans

The new governor of South Carolina seems nice. S.C. Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster will take his membership in the all-white Forest Lake Club with him to the Governor’s Mansion. A pair of Democrats say the state’s next Republican governor must quit that membership to truly represent all of South Carolina. However, a Republican in the […]

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