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Elizabeth Warren’s Devastating Trump Hit: She Drew a Straight Line from Jim Crow to Donald Trump

Elizabeth Warren's DNC speech made a crucial point about Trumpism's racial hatred: nobody benefits except the rich. The Democratic National Convention got off to about as rough a start as you could imagine, with the party committee chair abruptly resigning and her replacementfending off choruses of boos from delegates loyal to Bernie Sanders. Show More Summary

You May Never Have Heard Her Name

This morning we're publishing the second edition of TPM's new virtual magazine, The Arch with an article (sub.req) on the life of Mary Church Terrell, a pivotal leader of the fight against Jim Crow who most of public memory and much of history has simply forgotten. Show More Summary

Exploring the Unsung ‘Pioneers of African-American Cinema’

How is it possible that the most prolific African-American filmmaker of the 20th century is still virtually unknown? Or that a filmmaking movement by African-Americans in the Jim Crow era receives only token acknowledgment in most film histories? During the first half of the 20th century, when African-Americans were virtually invisible in mainstream films, as […]

Ted Cruz Says Building Trump's Wall Is Like Fighting Slavery and Jim Crow

In a primetime address to the Republican National Convention Wednesday, Ted Cruz compared GOP efforts to restrict immigration to the Civil Rights Movement's fight against Jim Crow laws. But the Texas senator was loudly booed by Donald...Show More Summary

You’ll Never Guess Which College is Bringing Racial Segregation Back to Campus

The idea of racial segregation on campus might sound like an old-fashioned idea from the Jim Crow era. Liberals would like to paint conservatives as being the main group that

Police Are Using Tragedies in Dallas and Orlando to Demand More Militarized Weapons

As Black Lives Matter protests continue, police are clamoring to bulk up their arsenals. Police killings of black people, which last year outnumbered lynchings of African Americans during the worst year of Jim Crow, have touched off two years of nationwide protests for racial justice that have forced police brutality into the global spotlight. Show More Summary

Living in a world that’s falling apart, and better than ever

last weekNews : The Raw Story

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2016 – In the 1960s, America was a worse place than it is today. Jim Crow still ruled the South. In 1963, white supremacist terrorists planted a bomb at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, klling four little girls and wounding 22 others. The next year,...

My Morning Jacket share new song “The First Time” — listen

Written for Cameron Crowe's Roadies in conjunction with Jim James' appearance on the show.

Hush, Child: A Black Mom's Tongue-Tied Attempt To Explain Cops Who Kill Us

Mama didn't talk much about her girlhood in the Jim Crow south. I didn't know about "colored" and "white" designated water fountains until I watched Cicely Tyson's parched lips take the screen in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Like...Show More Summary

"[S]ome students embrace Mr. Trump as a way of rebelling against the intricate rules surrounding privilege and microaggression, and provoking the keepers of those rules."

"... And Mr. Trump’s rise is shifting the country’s racial discourse just as the millennial generation comes fully of age, more and more distant from the horrors of the Holocaust, or the government-sanctioned racism of Jim Crow.... For a generation weaned on a diet of civic multiculturalism, supporting Mr. Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: Fox News Not A Fan of Dread Scott’s Flag at Jack Shainman

2 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

Jack Shainman has hung Dread Scott’s “A MAN WAS LYNCHED BY POLICE YESTERDAY” flag above the gallery, referencing the iconic Jim Crow era NAACP flag. Predictably, our colleagues over at Fox News find this controversial and insensitive following the mass shooting in Dallas in which five police officers were killed. Show More Summary

Michelle Alexander's Colonizing Little Sister At Harvard University Continues Research On "Mass Incarceration" But Failed To Speak About STOLEN UPLIFT AND DEVELOPMENT Through "Progressive Fundamentalist Rocket Fuel Diversion"

PLEASE RECALL THAT I READ MICHELLE ALEXANDER'S BOOK "THE NEW JIM CROW" THREE TIMES First To Read It For Pleasure Second - To Highlight The Main Colonization Arguments That She Made Third - Focusing On The Highlights To Make A Blog Post...Show More Summary

Gun Control Is the New Jim Crow

Blacks are expected to dismiss their natural, God-given right to protect themselves, while at the same time they are propagandized to disdain the police as irredeemably hateful and racist.

2016: the first presidential election in 50 years without Voting Rights Act protections

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Three years ago, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, a 50-year-old piece of civil rights legislation that ended the Jim Crow practices of poll taxes and other restrictions that disproportionately denied people of color and poor people the right to vote. (more…)

Quibbling Over the Script

John Lewis staging a sit-in Nashville in the 1960s v John Lewis staging a sit-in in Washington in 2016 pic.twitter.com/w2EoTG7fWj — georgia (@normanisreyes) June 22, 2016 In addition to enforcing Jim Crow, I bet that Nashville restaurant pictured at left also paid its female employees less than the men. It was the 1960s, after all, […]

Trump’s attacks on freedom of religion

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump apparently wants to institute something akin to Jim Crow discrimination against Muslims, including those who are citizens of the United States. Is this what the Republican Party wants as well? What’s your opinion about legalized religious bigotry, House Speaker Paul Ryan? How about you, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell? Do Republican [...]Show More Summary

The Monday Slatest Newsletter

Today's biggest stories: The Senate is about to reject efforts to close gun-show and terror-watch-list loopholes. Sonia Sotomayor cited Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, The New Jim Crow, and Ta-Nehisi Coates in an epic dissent from a SCOTUS...Show More Summary

Is Implying That Only Straight Conservative White Men Can Be Impartial Judges Racist? Views Differ!

You may remember Jeffrey Lord from such classics as “3 police officers beating a handcuffed African-American to death with a 2-pound blackjack in Jim Crow Florida did not constitute a “lynching” and Shirley Sherrod was lying when she made this characterization” and “but voting against a conservative Supreme Court nominee in 1991 is totally a […]

Jim Crow Landmarks To Be Renamed Due To Racist Connotation

Washington state senator Pramila Jayapal started a campaign to change the names of landmarks of Washington that were named after Jim Crow because of the racist connotation associated with that name. According to The Daily Astorian, the cannery town of Brookfield, which no longer exists, has three landmarks with the Jim Crow name that will... Show More Summary

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