“Civil rights” figures decided long ago that the only fair outcome would be indictment. But that was driven by ideology, not facts.
For the next two grim years, it's gonna be Jim Crow, Dixiecrats and the Confederate secession all over again in America -- except that apparently no one is going to stand up and fight for American democracy this time. You can just bet that no court in the land is going to be brave enough throw that fraudulent election out. Show More Summary
PRI Earlier this month, scientists gathered at Tuskegee University in Alabama to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of George Washington Carver, a modern-day Renaissance man. Carter revolutionized farming in the American South; he was a painter, singer, piano teacher and educator. Show More Summary
A little over a year ago, New York Rep. Charlie Rangel caught some flack after comparing the Tea Party with “the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police” in the Jim Crow era in a Daily Beast interview.
Parks' resulting work appeared in a 26-photo spread in [Life] magazine. "The Restraints: Open and Hidden" stood out among photography of the era because it used color photos to document the day-to-day impact of Jim Crow segregation on...Show More Summary
The Pentagon is enamored in a backlash for the addition of a word that was commonly used during the Jim Crow and Civil Rights era. A new document surfaced that reveals the U.S. Army approved the use of the word “Negro” when describing a person of color: black or African American soldiers and personnel. Show More Summary
Saying Yehuda Glick is dedicated to Jewish access in the Old City is like saying the KKK is dedicated to the well-being of white people -- Jim Crow in the
After seeing a TomDispatch book review in the spring of 2010, on Michelle Alexander's then-new book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and spending that summer digging a little deeper, while serving as...Show More Summary
The Republican Party’s latest defense of Jim Crow can be seen in its bogus “Interstate Crosscheck” pseudo-software: Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk. Already, tens of thousands have [...]
Bill Haslam and his army of neo-fascist supporters are trying to get rid of the biggest stumbling block to the Koch plan of returning education in the state to the Jim Crow Era. Her name is Gloria Johnson, and she is one a handful of principled and sensible legislators in the entire state. Show More Summary
"This is no different from Jim Crow, it's just a new form of it." The post Ohio May Disenfranchise Voters For Technical Errors appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Twelve Ways Jim Crow is Winning in 2014 by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman Freepress.org Jim Crow is already the big winner in this year’s election. The corporate elite needs him to gouge the planet, wage perpetual imperial war and rule the rest of us. So the voting rights of millions of student, elderly, black, Hispanic [...]
Over the weekend, Charles C.W. Cooke urged Second Amendment activists to “consider talking a little less about Valley Forge and a little more about Jim Crow”: Malcolm X may have a deservedly mixed reputation, but the famous photograph of him standing at the window, rifle in hand, insisting on black liberation “by any means necessary,” […]
There are several Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Georgia. So while the courts may not listen to voters, the companies who are based there might be interested in consumers who say they will boycott their products until the state...Show More Summary
America's entire history is marked by the state imposing unfreedom on a large swath of the African American population.
Black people: America's premier outlaw class
Liberal policies have left black Americans worse off than they were under slavery and Jim Crow-era policies, argued a black conservative commentator. Mychal Massie, who is best known for his viral 2012 screed against the Obamas, argues that out-of-wedlock births, single-parent homes, abortion...
Philadelphia Inquirer: Chad Dion Lassiter (Future Journalist For 'The Root.com'): Temple Town Is The New Jim Crow.(Even Filled Negro Said: "GTFOHWTBS")Over the weekend I finished marking up the 60+ page article on "Gentrification In Philly" that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer last week. Show More Summary
An excerpt from Dennis McNally’s cultural history ‘On Highway 61’ shows the parallel tracks of Civil Rights and rock and how each influenced the other.