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Previously Unseen Joseph Heller Story Explores American Racism

A grim tale in which a racist Southern community seeks revenge for the stabbing of a white man, written before the cherished author penned “Catch-22,” is set to be published by the American literary magazine The Strand this week.

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Happy Days

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Self-Defense

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Uncivil Rights

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Zimmerman Gets Away

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A ‘Calm Reflection’ on Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and Too Many Others

Read along as I list the abundance of “little things” that made the killing of Trayvon Martin, and that of innumerable young men like him, both possible and defensible in a court of law. They are the daily corrosions through which the micro-degradations of racism and white supremacy eat away at our lives.

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 READ MORE



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For Obama, Mum Should Be the Word

We should talk honestly about unresolved racial issues, such as those exposed by the Trayvon Martin case, but President Obama is not the best person to lead the discussion. Through no fault of his own, he might be the worst.

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Neighborhoodie Watch

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The Talk

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Zimmerman Walks

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Zimmerman Acquitted

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Hand Wash

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Replacing Lady Justice

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Zimmerman

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Terminal

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Hoodies

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Trayvon

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Vigilante

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Zimmerman Get Out of Jail Free

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Born Black in the USA

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The Zimmerman Defense

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Fish Eat Fish World

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Trayvon Syndrome

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The N Word Strikes Again

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Deen and Scalia

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Wendy Davis Won’t Back Down, Maher Rips Voting Rights Act Decision, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s latest fight against student loan rate increases and what the top two Senate Republicans are requesting of the NFL and other major American sports leagues.

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 READ MORE


Voter Rights Act

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Unpacking Paula Deen

The “N-word” scandal that has embroiled TV cook Paula Deen has to do with much more than just her. Why does anyone care “about anything a celebrity chef has to say in the first place?” asks the Newsvandal, Joseph Sottile.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 READ MORE


Supreme Court Voter ID

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Supreme Court Rulings

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Timber

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Food for Thought on Paula Deen

Paula Deen needs to give the self-pity a rest. The damage to her carefully built image is self-inflicted—nobody threw a rock—and her desperate search for approval and vindication is just making things worse.

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 READ MORE


Jim Crow

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Voting Rights Act

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Voting Rights

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Paula Deen

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NFL Defends the ‘R-Word’

Responding to a plea from members of Congress to change the Washington Redskins’ bigoted name, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote, “The name is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.”

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 READ MORE


The Gang of Hate

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The Designation of an Enemy Combatant and Racism

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain have demanded that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be charged as an “enemy combatant” rather than as an American civilian. I have to ask whether their use of the term is racist.

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Lil Wayne’s Lyrical Fascism

In a remix version of the song “Karate Chop” by rapper Future, Lil Wayne mocked 14-year-old African-American Emmett Till, a boy whose body was mutilated and tortured by white racists in Mississippi in 1955 after he allegedly whistled at a white woman.

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 READ MORE



Henry Giroux

Angela Davis: Education and the Meaning of Freedom

Occasionally we meet the unsullied images, history and legacy of intellectuals who symbolize a rare combination of civic courage, political commitment and rigorous scholarship. Angela Davis is one of those exemplary individuals.

Posted on Apr 11, 2013 READ MORE


The Fatal Prejudice of the Death Penalty

Bill Moyers looks at America’s gruesome history of capital punishment, racism and the highest court in the land with former ABC News reporters Martin Clancy (pictured) and Tim O’Brien, authors of the new book “Murder at the Supreme Court.”

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Through a Looking Glass Darkly

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Scalia Voting Rights Act

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Voting Rights Act

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Scalia Entitlement

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Literacy Test

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Jesus’ Children

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GOP Congressman Calls Sen. McCain Out for ‘Racist’ Tweet

Sen. John McCain’s attempt at humor has seriously backfired once again. On Monday, the Arizona Republican tweeted a joke comparing Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the monkey the country claims it sent to outer space.

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 READ MORE


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