THE BATTLE FOR NORTH CAROLINA (The Atlantic) -- In 2016, the battle over race and culture that raged with Jim Crow in 1901 still dominates political and social life in North Carolina. Bitter and unyielding contests across multiple issues have placed the state at the center of national debates about race, civil rights, violence, and elections. Show More Summary
Political, social, and demographic forces in the battleground of North Carolina promise a reckoning with its Jim Crow past.
Above: Oddly, Strom Was Not Filibustering the Taft-Hartley Act There is the core of a useful point in Matt Stoller’s Atlantic story about “Watergate babies.” I largely agree with him about Carter-era Democrats, although I think he’s completely and obviously wrong to assert that the Democratic Party remains where it was in 1978 or 1994. […]
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By Sandy Tolan | (Tomdispatch.com) | – – Washington has finally thrown in the towel on its long, tortured efforts to establish peace between Israel and the Palestinians. You won’t find any…
EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures and Appian Way are negotiating to acquire screen rights to the Beth Macy book Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest; A True Story of the Jim Crow South. Appian Way’s DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will produce and the book will be developed as a potential star vehicle for DiCaprio. Show More Summary
Beth Macy's poignant book 'Truevine' tells true story from the Jim Crow South.
Ms. Macy’s second book explores the true story of George and Willie Muse, black men in the Jim Crow South who were paraded in circuses.
By Donald Nieman | (The Conversation) | – – Donald Trump has a lot in common with former Confederates – white southerners who “redeemed” the South by bringing an end to Reconstruction…
By now it should be obvious that what was once the party of Lincoln has become a disturbing mix of Jim Crowe, and others who see hidden conspiracies in every natural fact or empirical measurement. Psychologists call it projection, sociologists...Show More Summary
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The New Jim Crow Author Michelle Alexander Wins $250k Heinz Award #LegalBae and author of the critically acclaimed book “The New Jim Crow,” Michelle Alexander, has been recognized by the prestigious Heinz Awards in the public policy category. The author
Southern foodways provide insight into the ways segregation was developed and maintained during the Jim Crow era -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Insightus: In the wake of a federal court decision overturning North Carolina’s “monster voter suppression law,” the NC-GOP’s executive director issued a call for “party-line changes to early voting” by the state’s Republican-controlled county boards of elections. Our review of … Continue reading ?
My dad and mom met at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha. They had both escaped Mississippi, Jim Crow, and what Billie Holiday called strange fruit hanging from the trees. They had walked past the "school" to attend the "Colored School."...Show More Summary
The almost daily reports of police killings of African-Americans and resulting community outrage have shined a light on persistent racism in the United States. Yet, in the first presidential debate, Donald Trump was asked what he would...Show More Summary
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Exclusive: Donald Trump’s remarkable comments about American blacks never being worse off demonstrated a stunning ignorance of or callousness toward the grotesque evils of slavery and Jim Crow, writes Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn The almost daily reports of police…Read more ?
I objectively watched "The Tavis Smiley Show" on PBS -on stage in Little Rock Arkansas. Mr Smiley is taking the "New Jim Crow / Criminal Justice Reform" narrative on a "Colonial Narrative Tour" around the nation. As Mr Smiley inserts...Show More Summary