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Miss America

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Return of Paula Deen

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AP/Mel Evans

Miss America: Why Racism Thrives Online

The danger of online racism is that people seem to get away with it and public disapproval in the form of reports like this one do not appear to have the same effect in lessening racist speech as disapproval does in face-to-face encounters.

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 READ MORE



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The Origins of Our Police State

The unleashing of police on poor people of color in the “war on drugs” is the first step in the rise of totalitarianism.

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Mel Evans

Racists on Twitter Flip Out Because Miss America Is of Indian Descent

Nina Davuluri isn’t just American, she’s from New York, the country’s front door, but her brown skin has inspired some reprehensible tweets, including one from a Fox Newser.

Posted on Sep 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Bloomberg Says Candidate’s Interracial Family Part of a ‘Racist’ Campaign

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The latest developments in Syria, Michael Bloomberg cries racism, the uncompassionate detention of Lynne Stewart and Robert Scheer remembers the late Saul Landau.

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Bloomberg Says Candidate’s Interracial Family Part of a ‘Racist’ Campaign

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The latest developments in Syria, Michael Bloomberg cries racism, the uncompassionate detention of Lynne Stewart and Robert Scheer remembers the late Saul Landau.

Posted on Sep 12, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Bebeto Matthews

Cornel West and the Fight to Save the Black Prophetic Tradition

Verbal attacks largely by black supporters of President Obama are attempts not only to silence the activist but destroy a historical movement that exposes the president as an ideological heir of the “accommodationist” Booker T. Washington.

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 READ MORE


JimCrowcchio

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MLK Under Construction

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Racism

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Schools Dream

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Let Freedom Ring

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Progress

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Dreamer

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Photo ID

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The Neutered Message of the March on Washington

“Based upon the speeches during the main portion of today’s events there can be little doubt that the Dr. King who was murdered in Memphis in 1968 would not have been allowed to speak at this fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of his life,” The Nation’s Dave Zirin wrote of Saturday’s March on Washington.

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GOP Dream Speech

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I Have a Dream

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North Carolina Voter Suppression Laws

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Voter Suppression

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So You Think You Can

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Lawn Jockey

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North Carolina

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Vote Suppression

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Reds

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Trigger Happy

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Obama Gives Russia the Hand

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Nato Green, Ninotchka Rosca, Phil Yu, Leilani Albano, Laura Carlsen, Bill Boyarsky, and Robert Scheer on racism three ways, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Bradley Manning and Obama’s change of heart.

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 READ MORE



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A Little Bit of Everything

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Nato Green, Ninotchka Rosca, Phil Yu, Leilani Albano, Laura Carlsen, Bill Boyarsky, and Robert Scheer on racism three ways, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Bradley Manning and Obama’s change of heart.

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Liberal ‘Confusion’ About America’s Education Problem

Neoliberalism, the economic doctrine that favors zero government regulation of commerce and other activities, is giving American education to the corporations, and well-meaning but deluded liberals are complicit in the takeover, Lois Weiner writes at Jacobin.

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 READ MORE


NFL

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Those Not Standing

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Riley Cooper

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Before Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin, There Was Oliver Beasley

Twenty-three years after an L.A. sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a quiet, much-loved veteran, too many people still can’t move beyond their stereotypical view of race.

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 READ MORE


Fact

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Neighborhood Watch

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Stand Your Ground

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Mr. Fish and Robert Scheer Debate Obama Ennui

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Russian homophobia, reinventing Los Angeles, racism in Florida, and a cartoonist and editor deal with the great Obama letdown.

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 READ MORE



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Mr. Fish and Robert Scheer Debate Obama Ennui

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Russian homophobia, reinventing Los Angeles, racism in Florida, and a cartoonist and editor deal with the great Obama letdown.

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 READ MORE


Voter ID

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Race in America

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Hoodies

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Conversation

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Trayvon

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Florida

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White House/Pete Souza

The Words Obama Had to Say

Sometimes it’s good to be proved wrong. Last week, I wrote a column doubting that President Obama could speak powerfully and effectively about the racial issues raised by the Trayvon Martin case. Well, the president did just that.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE


Standing My Ground

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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.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE


Happy Days

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