Golly, hard to believe

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 1:30 am

Since the latest Fox News talking head (conveniently colorless) keeps telling me racism doesn’t exist anymore.

 

Never have truer words been spoken…

By: Thursday January 23, 2014 1:30 am

And now we come to a family member of the victims, who opposes reopening the case, but sums up attitudes towards past injustice in this country vividly.

George Zimmerman Is Truly a “Creepy Ass Cracka”

By: Tuesday July 2, 2013 6:30 pm

Last week in the Trayvon Martin trial one of the more explosive moments came when Rachel Jeantel uttered the words “Creepy Ass Cracka” (translation…Cracker) in her account of Trayvon’s description of his soon-to-be murderer. When Rachel recounted this epithet, the courtroom went dead silent while the social media channels exploded with chatter. Pundits, both on and offline, grabbed a hold of this moment and rode it until the proverbial wheels fell off, most failing to see the significance of this statement and even fewer exploring the historical accuracy of Trayvon’s haunting description.

The Southern Strategy — Perfected

By: Thursday August 23, 2012 1:30 am

Forty-Eight years of constant, hard work, finally come to fruition.

It’s Like All of Roger Ailes’ Fantasies

By: Tuesday January 17, 2012 1:30 am

Not involving a leather-slave and gravy condensed down to two minutes. In the State where the Civil War began (and yes, they started it) a white guy beats up on a black guy while a bunch of self-justifying and aggrieved white people cheer and boo. What could be a better image on MLK day?

Perpetual Employment and Deployment

By: Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:30 am

Pat Buchanan keeps his job on MSNBC despite spouting racist claptrap. In fact, Pat still has a fine six (or seven?) figure contract with the cable network despite writing books that have ventured from remaking Hitler to white supremacy. Buchanan’s on a book tour for his book about the good ol’ days of segregation and decided to appear on the talk show “The Political Cesspool” — and a fine example of tolerance it is.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ellis Cose, The End of Anger: A New Generation’s Take on Race and Rage

By: Saturday August 27, 2011 1:59 pm

Something has indeed changed in race relations, author Ellis Cose concludes. There is less anger and rage, more hope and faith toward the future among African Americans of all income levels than there has ever been; more willingness by most white Americans to regard their fellow black citizens on an equal footing. This is especially true among the younger generations within both groups.

FDL Movie Night: “Smile ‘Til It Hurts: The Up with People Story”

By: Monday August 8, 2011 5:00 pm

Up with People was a non-profit corporation, a counter to the counterculture, the voice of Nixon’s Silent Majority and it’s well-publicized busload of kids traveling the world and staying with host families delivered an experiment in a new life style, a freshly scrubbed version of hippies. Whether singing “Freedom Isn’t Free” at a barbed wire Berlin Wall checkpoint, showcasing their talents at Richard Nixon’s Inaugural, or performing in later years before groups of auto workers–who unknowingly would soon be laid off by the tour sponsor General Motors–Up with People was on message for the Establishment, spreading the word that being nice was nice, and the nicer you were to people, the more niceness would spread. And the world would live happily ever after.

Late Night: Gosh, That Was Certainly Not Very Fly of Him

By: Saturday June 11, 2011 8:02 pm

In news that will startle exactly nobody, a Fox yapping head resorts to cheap race baiting.

Revisiting Segregation

By: Sunday January 23, 2011 5:00 pm

Most of the time, I read a news story about something in education, and I think about it for about five minutes before letting it go, chalking it up to just another new smudge on the complicated stained glass window that is public education. The other day, though, I read the article “In N.C., a new battle on school integration,” and I thought of little else during my “processing” time, with the exception of lesson modifications and other “teachery” things like that.

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