Republicans seek to "protect" students from historical facts like the 1619 landing of the White Lion in Virginia and the bartering of 20 stolen Africans for supplies, thus completing the first sale of human slaves in America.
Racism (Us vs Them)
The U.S. is experiencing a crisis of white folks who are fearful of democracy because they’re fearful of people of color. When given a choice between whiteness and democracy, far too many still choose whiteness.
In a tortured shredding of logic, attorneys for Ron DeSantis are trying to defend his gerrymandered destruction of a black majority district by comparing the restoration of it to apartheid.
The simple fact is that, were it not for slavery, white supremacy, and the legacy of “scientific racism,” America would have had a national, single-payer healthcare system in 1915.
Not all Nazis wear swastikas: Emboldened by former President Donald Trump, white nationalists walk among us, and not all of them will be as clumsy as Franklin Alderman Gabrielle Hanson in revealing their politics.
Trump intentionally went to the one gun store in the nation associated specifically with a recent mass-killing of Black people. While mainstream media completely missed the message he was sending to his racist base.
The crude assertion that American slaves learned skills, trades and gained benefits from their bondage is a typical non sequitur from an extremist movement that seeks to evade any moral teaching and history’s judgements.
Blaming the victims of hate and hate speech for that hate is a practice that is actually thousands of years old. Elon Musk has opened the power of "social" platform to once again amplify this insanity.
These days, Florida is going backwards. Our government is increasingly secretive, increasingly authoritarian, and increasingly racist. The state is channeling Alabama c. 1965. We even have our own George Wallace.
American news readers must come to grips with how today’s journalism coaxes them into hating and fearing migrants as some sort of monsters.
The violence in Montgomery was another example of white people of privilege who believe the laws and rules don’t apply to them and resort to violence when asked to be decent human beings.
Aldean, it turns out, may be crazy about small towns, but he's not from one, nor does he live in one. He grew up in Macon, where he attended private school, and he lives in Nashville.