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, 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 […]
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.
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
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 2015 New Year's resolution was to read an important book every two weeks and discuss it with the Facebook community as they read. Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. Show More Summary
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Ever since the New Deal era, U.S. labor laws guaranteeing minimum wages and overtime pay have excluded workers who care for elderly individuals and people with disabilities in their homes. These home health care workers — 90 percentShow More Summary
Now that Baltimore has captured our attention, we must all ask what should be done When Work Disappears. Our urban crisis did not begin with deindustrialization; racism, Jim Crow and de facto segregation were the fundamental causes.Show More Summary
Institutional racism has replaced Jim Crow and segregation....
Institutional racism has replaced Jim Crow and segregation. As Freddie Gray was laid to rest, Americans watched as Baltimore residents protested the death of the 25 year old, whose spinal chord “mysteriously” snapped while in police custody--causing his death. Show More Summary
The truth is, Jim Crow grew up, cleaned up, and started writing laws The death of Freddie Gray at the hands of Baltimore police sparked outrage and protests by thousands of Baltimore residents and people of color around the world. It...Show More Summary
Those of us alive today owe a tremendous debt to the American women and men that over the course of the last century worked to create a more perfect union by establishing basic worker rights, breaking the back of Jim Crow, shattering...Show More Summary
Uh oh: I just jindaled. Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com Despite the fact that Bobby Jindal governs a state that yearly hosts a boa-festooned Carnivale full of people dancing naked in the streets and rubbing rainbow glitter in...Show More Summary
Not long ago, my wife and I visited the Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, NC. There was an exhibit highlighting the era of Jim Crow segregation with identical Coke machines. Presumably the machine that cost 5 cents for a soda was reserved...Show More Summary
In the latest of lame-brained, poor shaming ideas from Wisconsin's Republicans war on the poor, Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) has a doozy. He wants to put poor people receiving food stamps to go on a Jim Crow diet: Food stamp recipientsShow More Summary
The WHITE POLICE Murder A Black Man Every 28 Hours THE WHITE POLICE MAN ACTS WITH IMPUNITY BECAUSE THIS "RACIST JIM CROW JUSTICE SYSTEM" AFFIRMS THEIR CRIMES. Even when we have a "Black US Attorney General" - his hands are tied until we get more PROGRESSIVE Public Policy to rule the nation. Show More Summary
A Fox News segment with conservative columnist Ann Coulter on Wednesday discussed why the country would be better off if Americans had to pass so-called “literacy tests” similar to ones that were used in the Jim Crow South to suppress black voters. After Fox News reporter Jesse Watters...
There was no way that Chris Matthews was going to let the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination pass without using it as an occasion to slander the GOP as a "Jim Crow"-loving racist party unworthy of the label Party of Lincoln.
The Democratic Party has decided it is okay to let out their inner racist against and. The New Yorker referred to as “uppity” and MSNBC referred to Rubio as “boy.” Now the DNC has prepared a set of graphics about Rubio and Cruz. For Rubio, the Party of Jim Crow wants their “House Rubio” to fetch them bottled water. Show More Summary