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Truthdiggers of the Week: Latinos Who Trumped the Donald

A towering wave of criticism washes over the Republican front-runner in response to his race-baiting comments.

Posted on Aug 9, 2015 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Black Lives Matter: One Year After Ferguson

Marking the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death at the hand of a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, professor John A. Powell discusses how we can create a society in which black lives really do matter.

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Jon Stewart: ‘The World Is Demonstrably Worse Than When I Started’ at ‘The Daily Show’

Despite media gushing over Jon Stewart’s “evisceration” of certain people, groups and issues, such as racism and Fox News, for example, the “Daily Show” host discovers that, much to his dismay, he hasn’t solved a single problem during his tenure on the political comedy show.

Posted on Aug 6, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Some Mexicans Are Responding to Donald Trump’s Racist Comments in Hilarious Ways

You can now take a swing at a Donald Trump piñata or read along as a Mexican comic book hero punches the billionaire for you.

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 READ MORE


Justice Is Blind









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A Historian Weighs In on Racism and Economic Inequality

What were “slavery, colonialism, Jim Crow, and urban apartheid if not extreme forms of economic inequality?” Seth Ackerman asks in the magazine Jacobin.

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Plutonians of Color









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‘This is a Movement, Not a Moment’

Black Lives Matter changed the life of one young activist. Now, despite being hit with numerous criminal charges for her activism, she refuses to back down on her organizing.

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 READ MORE



In ‘White People,’ an Attempt to Break the Cycle of Ignorance

In a new documentary by journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas, white millennials come face to face with their own tendency to blame minorities for their problems before engaging in critical research to find out the truth.

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 READ MORE


That Time a KKK March Was Set to the Oompah Sounds of a Rogue Sousaphone

When members of the Ku Klux Klan marched to keep the Confederate flag flying in South Carolina on Saturday, a clever objector came up with a priceless and highly effective form of protest, which was captured on video and immediately went viral.

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Dylann Roof Indicted on Federal Hate Crime Charges

The suspect in the killing of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on dozens of charges, some of which carry the death penalty.

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 READ MORE



An Open Letter to Donald Trump

The Mexicans described by the GOP presidential candidate bear no resemblance to the many this social worker has known.

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 READ MORE



VIDEO: Trailer for ‘White People’ Sparks Comments From Conservatives and Progressives

Are Caucasian millennials ready to reassess what it means to be white in America?

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 READ MORE


The Sequel









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Filling the Void









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Obama Calls for Overhaul of Criminal Justice System

On Tuesday, fresh off the news of a successful nuclear deal with Iran, President Obama turned his attention to another fraught issue, this one on the domestic front.

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 READ MORE


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Flag History









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The Duke’s Hazard









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Texas Textbooks









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The Donald









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Key and Peele Are on Their Game in Season 5 Premiere

By Clara Romeo

On Wednesday, comedy tag team Key and Peele entered the fifth season of their eponymous Comedy Central show with a bang.

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



South Carolina Removes Confederate Flag. Can It Remove Spiritual Illness of Racial Discrimination?

The South Carolina Legislature has voted to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Statehouse.

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 READ MORE



Here’s What 5 Top Economists Are Telling Angela Merkel About the Greek Debt Crisis

The German chancellor is being advised by the likes of Thomas Piketty and Jeffrey Sachs, among others, on how her decisions regarding Greece will shape how generations come to view her; a writer argues that there is “quiet racism” in Instagram filters; meanwhile, AirBnB may be destroying the creative class. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 READ MORE



Dylann Roof Indicted on Three New Charges in Charleston Church Shootings

As of Tuesday, legal repercussions have multiplied for Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old man accused of killing nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., on June 17.

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 READ MORE


The Donald









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Evolve, Hell!









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Corporate Capitalism Is the Foundation of Police Brutality and the Prison State

Only when corporate capitalism is demolished will the indiscriminate use of lethal police force and mass incarceration be reformed. And only then will we finally address white supremacy and racism. 

Posted on Jul 5, 2015 READ MORE



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Actor America Ferrera Thanks Donald Trump for Inspiring Something Brilliant in the Latino Community

Rather than chastise the presidential hopeful for his repugnant racist comments about Mexicans, America Ferrera chose to use a more powerful tool: gratitude.

Posted on Jul 4, 2015 READ MORE


Same Thing









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Donald Trump, Dumpee: Forgetting to Use the GOP Racial Dog-Whistle Is an Expensive Mistake

Republican candidates who wanted to play to the “angry white men” were in the past slightly more subtle.

Posted on Jul 4, 2015 READ MORE



‘What, to the American Slave, Is Your Fourth of July?’

Independence Day is a fitting time to reflect on the role that grass-roots organizing for social change has played in building this nation.

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 READ MORE



If Islamic State Had Burned Down Four Churches, It Would Have Been Headline News

Seven Southern black churches burned in the past week, and at least four—possibly six—were victims of arson.

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 READ MORE


Trump Hair









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Why We Must Fight Economic Apartheid in the United States

The significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on housing discrimination was almost lost beneath the wave of responses to its decisions last week upholding the Affordable Care Act and affirming gays’ and lesbians’ right to marry.

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 READ MORE



After Obama’s Charleston Eulogy, What Will Change?

After a few choruses of “Kumbaya,” things tend to go back to the way they were. Is there any reason to believe that this time things will be different?

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 READ MORE


Drop the Flag









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VIDEO: Obama Gives Scathing Speech on Race and Gun Violence at Charleston Shooting Victim’s Memorial

“For too long, we’ve been blind to the unique mayhem that gun violence inflicts upon this nation,” said the president at the funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine killed at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina last week.

Posted on Jun 27, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Univision Dumps Trump’s Miss USA Pageant, Trump Tweets ‘I Love Mexico’ (Updated)

UPDATE: Turns out that publicly declaring that migrants from Mexico to the U.S. are almost all “rapists” and criminals prone to shepherding drugs across the border—with a few as-yet-unconfirmed “good people” mixed in—doesn’t make for ideal neighborly relations.

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 READ MORE


Hate Plus Guns









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Blame the Flag









Posted on Jun 25, 2015 ENLARGE



If Southerners Want a Symbol, Why Not the Moultrie Liberty Flag?

It was flown by South Carolinians in the fight against the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War and was the first American flag to fly over the South. Best of all, the Moultrie Flag has the word “Liberty” written into the crescent moon, underscoring this key American value, so important for all peoples living in the South.

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 READ MORE



Yes, There Is Anti-Black Racism Among Asians

We cannot deny that there has been a long-standing problem of racism against African-Americans in Asian communities. Facing our biases and joining the struggle for racial justice is our only hope for redemption.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 READ MORE



‘The Perpetrator Has Been Arrested, but the Killer Is Still at Large’

This brutal mass killing was blatantly racist, an overt act of terrorism.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 READ MORE



SCOTUS Might Be About to Mess With the Fair Housing Act

While we’re all waiting for the Supreme Court to make some historic calls about key issues like gay marriage, here’s another big one to keep in focus: racial discrimination in housing.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 READ MORE


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Toxic









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Blinders









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