Written by Sophia Dembling Siblings Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton defied cultural norms in the Jim Crow era to found Stax Records, one of the most influential soul and R&B labels of the 1960s and '70s. There's no obvious reason why Estelle...Show More Summary
You just knew this was coming… The Guardian newspaper compares Mike Brown’s shooting death to the Jim Crow lynchings in the US. 18 year-old Mike Brown was shot dead by an injured police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, … Continue reading ?
After Michael Brown's death, left-wing activists, pundits, and the mainstream press have been blasting and maligning Ferguson's "white power structure," likening the city to a town in the Jim Crow South. They have lamented that though...Show More Summary
By Juan Cole The 45 million African-Americans in the United States are unequal before the law vis-a-vis European-Americans and becoming moreso. In the age of Jim Crow (the white South’s attempt to…
BREAKING: OFFICER DOWN in #Ferguson, Shots Fired, Molotov Cocktails – THOUSANDS MARCHING Officer Down!! At US Bank in #Ferguson !!! — Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) August 18, 2014 As I tweeted that. Someone started shooting. Entire crowd at the gas station … Continue reading ?
The Ferguson nightmare is just another reminder of a world exemplified by slavery, Jim Crow, and "stop and frisk"
During a recent Spirit Airlines flight one passenger’s encounter with two flight attendants made her seem as if she had travelled back to the Jim Crow era. In an interview with The Root, Samantha Bellach, a passenger on the Spirit flight, recounted the incident.
At Netroots Nation, liberals slammed voter ID laws, labeling them something akin to “Jim Crow” laws. Yesterday, the U.S. District Court...
Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey Explains The Recent "Police Corruption Scandal" And Rejects The Claim That Black People In Philadelphia Are Arrested For Drug Possession By Demanding That We Look At The Accompanying Charges That Lead Them To Be Arrested
Half a century ago the Civil Rights Act of 1964 brought an end to the era of Jim Crow by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. One year later the landmark legislation was strengthened and expanded when the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law on Aug. Show More Summary
Yesterday, Wisconsin prevailed in two separate challenges to the state's voter ID laws, and certain state officials were not shy in their disappointment over the verdict.
Do you think we’ve spiraled into a modern Jim Crow era? Tariq Nasheed is well-known for his Hidden Colors documentary series, exploring African American history and racism. Nasheed shared his thoughts with HuffingtonPost: On the inspiration behing “Hidden Colors
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's producer, Steve Benen, just took a whack at the American Civil Rights Union's new booklet, The Truth About Jim Crow, which National Review Online writer John Fund wrote about in a recent column.
It’s entirely possible that in 100 years, historians will look back on the early 21st century United States and remark not only on the racist prison system that shows how little advanced we are from the Jim Crow era but also how little most Americans, even most liberals, really cared about the issue. Yet the […]
In the 1950s, a U.S. civil rights organization set out to investigate restaurant discrimination. As part of this effort, the organization interviewed an African-American man who related his experiences: Every time I'm downtown I seeShow More Summary
Jamelle Boule calls out the deceptiveness of conservatives noting that the Democrats have historically been the party of Jim Crow: The problem with Fund’s argument is that he takes these facts, divorces them from historical context,Show More Summary
Writing at National Review, conservative journalist John Fund promises to “set the record straight on Jim Crow.” And what does he offer? A column’s worth of warmed-over partisan pablum that begins and ends with the idea that, as far as civil rights are concerned, Democrats are the real racists. Some choice passages:
"This is not your fathers Republican party," Vice President Joe Biden told the NAACP on Wednesday, pointing to the "hailstorm" of voter ID legislation. "Grandmothers in Alabama who came up under Jim Crow" are being "stripped of their vote," he claimed. Show More Summary
She writes: Tanvi Misra: How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era: "There's a weekly trial on the Internet... >...about who may be stealing culture from whom. Earlier this week, the defendants were Iggy Azalea and white gay men. Show More Summary
National Review writer writes article attacking Dems for supporting Jim Crow, forgets to mention National Review supported Jim Crow.