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
"This is not the Jim Crow south." Viva la Shondaland!
The acclaimed showrunner spoke out about the media's obsession with discussing onscreen diversity
Add it to the list of slavery and Jim Crow’s legacies: the tendency to look after other people’s well-being at the expense of ourselves. But 150 years after the “peculiar institution’s” end, many black women tend to their jobs, their children and their partners—even their hair—before taking care of their own health.
To the editor: Regarding yet another unwarranted shooting death by police, I'm sick, scared and so very sad. ("In North Charleston, Jim Crow lives on in routine traffic stops, residents say," April 9)
Jeffrey Tayler, Salon: By now, it's clear that Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act was crafted to empower piously bigoted entrepreneurs and companies desirous of freelancing with their own "Jim Crow for gays" restrictions, and to let them cite as legal justification for doing so their precious religious sensibilities.... Show More Summary
“The NAACP of yesteryear: lynchings, Jim Crow, Brown vs. Board of Education, Plessy v. Ferguson. The NAACP of today: Smoking bans, amusement parks, Hallmark cards, pot, and nominating Real Housewives of Atlanta for an Image Award. How the mighty has fallen.” “Nigga” From The Lips Of A White Man Is Pure Gold Repeating Insignificance But […]
Potential GOP 2016 presidential hopeful and conservative darling Ben Carson urged black Americans on the weekend to return to tested faith values that served their community well during America's dark era of slavery and Jim Crow and not allow hip-hop that "dismisses Jesus Christ" to "destroy things for us."
HANS FIENE: Gay Marriage Isn’t About Justice, It’s About Selma Envy: My generation willfully ignores the real debate about gay rights and religious freedom because we want halos without sacrifice. Comparisons of RFRA to Jim Crow — see this lazy, partisan and clueless one by Ron Fournier are not only ahistorical, but also racist, as […]
“It’s the Jim Crow law of our time.” That exact quote, or one very much like it, has come from the mouths of reporters, editorialists, activists, corporate CEOs and, of
This man is filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court and is a darling of conservative press: [Robert Oscar Lopez] Sounds like you're problem is with adoption itself, Robert. And with reality, if we're being honest. ...