All Blog Posts Tagged 'racism' (16)

Top Infrastructure Official Explains How America Used Highways To Destroy Black Neighborhoods

Top Infrastructure Official Explains How America Used Highways To Destroy Black Neighborhoods

It’s time for America to reckon with the role that highway projects too often play in ripping apart underprivileged communities around the country, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Wednesday at the Center for American Progress.

In the first 20 years of the federal interstate system alone, Foxx said, highway construction displaced 475,000 families and over a…

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Added by Dismal Desmond on April 27, 2016 at 10:43pm — 1 Comment

When Jackie Robinson Confronted a Trump-Like Candidate

“The danger of the Republican party being taken over by the lily-white-ist conservatives is more serious than many people realize,” Jackie Robinson cautioned in his syndicated column in August 1963. He was worried about the rise of Barry Goldwater, whose 1964 presidential bid laid the foundation for the modern conservative movement. Today, Goldwater’s shadow looms over Donald Trump’s campaign for the Republican Party’s nomination.

“During my life, I have had a…

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Added by Dismal Desmond on March 20, 2016 at 5:14pm — 2 Comments

When blacks occupied a national wildlife refuge

When Ammon Bundy and his gang occupied the Malheur refuge, I could not help but wonder how differently the FBI and media might have reacted had the occupiers been from different backgrounds (like black, gay, or hispanic), or had a different motive (like environmental conservation). Well, the following story does give an account of what happened when black people occupied a wildlife refuge. 

While not a tragedy that ended in death, this is still a disappointing story of racial…

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Added by Dismal Desmond on February 19, 2016 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Graham, E.W. Jackson Claim Charleston Shooting ‘War On Christianity’

June 17th, after about an hour of service, Dylan Storm Roof slaughtered nine unsuspecting church members at Emanual A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. There were not any obvious signs of his intentions, nor any reason to suspect him of ill will. The 21 year-old simply decided to kill members of this church for what now appears to be racially motivated reasons. Seeing how he was just…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 18, 2015 at 8:44pm — 7 Comments

Creating positive memories

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Added by kenyatta yamel on January 28, 2015 at 7:22am — 2 Comments

Ferguson: A Larger Dialog

Ferguson, MO.



Okay, please don't roll your eyes and think "Here we ago again. Another blog about police brutality, police states in America, and racist bashing." I'm not going to be analyzing the events of Ferguson, per say. I am writing about a larger picture here. No speeches about how…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on August 22, 2014 at 9:47am — 5 Comments

Well.. there's craaaazy and then there's damn that's nuts!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/20/justice/new-york-x-ray-plot/#



KKK member, accomplice created lethal X-ray system, FBI says

By Lorenzo Ferrigno, CNN

updated 1:19 AM EDT, Thu June 20, 2013



The suspects intended to use the device to harm and kill "enemies of Israel," a Department of Justice news release said.

Undercover agents allegedly heard Crawford, a self-described member of the Ku Klux…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 20, 2013 at 4:44am — No Comments

Will America ever be able to shut up about race?

“C’mon people now, smile on your brother

Everybody get together try to love one another – right now.”

Lyrics, “Get Together,” The Youngbloods

“[Thomas Sowell’s book Migrations and Cultures] is a strong indictment of both affirmative action and multiculturalism. The former because it tends to be self-defeating, the latter because it discourages minorities from shedding old habits and adopting new and more functional…

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Added by Alan Perlman on January 26, 2013 at 9:30pm — 29 Comments

In Memoriam, Martin Luther King: 45 years later, Blacks still enslaved

"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation.  The foundation of such a method is love.”

 

Martin Luther King, Nobel Prize Acceptance speech, 1964



This week we celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday.  He would have been 84.  There are tributes and speeches.  After all, we have a (sort of) African-American President.

1968 and beyond

King was murdered in 1968 –…

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Added by Alan Perlman on January 15, 2013 at 11:36am — 4 Comments

Josephine

“Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are…

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Added by Godless Poutine on March 23, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 294: A Modern Day Slave Plantation





This week's clips come from http://www.truth-out.org/visiting-a-modern-day-slave-plantation57098, in honor of Saint Martin Luther King Jr. Day.



Playlist



Modern Slave Plantation 1

Alleee 1

Fly the Friendly Skies

Armando Trovajoli * Let's Find Out

Modern Slave Plantation 2

The… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on January 21, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments

The Jews Killed Jesus - Christianity's Biggest Lie?

i was just watching this video on youtube, "the hidden jesus" where a christian theologian explores other religions with stories similar to the jesus story.


what got my attention was in part six where he makes the claim that "for the last 2000 years christianity and judaism have been at war over jesus. why? because of what some consider christianity's biggest lie."…


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Added by markystar on August 30, 2010 at 6:11am — 1 Comment

To Kill Christianity



Because of the recent spate of articles saying that Christianity is dying a reply was in the offing and these are my thoughts on the subject.

The much rumored death of Christianity at the hands of a secular society…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on May 15, 2010 at 8:57pm — 3 Comments

"Testy" Negro Gets Uppity at HC Summit

(Originally posted on Left Agenda)


Can you imagine the idea of a BLACK MAN actually trying to tell these WHITE Senators how to do their jobs?



OK, maybe it's not so difficult for you, but it seems outrageous to Cons, Faux News, and the GOP. While GOP appeals of "…
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Added by Caleb Owens on February 26, 2010 at 6:14pm — 9 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 224: Racism and Male Quartets for Breakfast





Just in time for the holidays and Black Friday! The five-minute Aunt Jemima Program: proof that in the Golden Age of Radio, "product placement" was not necessary, as the product WAS the show. Of course, since corporations are "persons," and "persons" have SUCKY memory skills, we may see this kind of entertainment again. After all, commercial encroachment into our minds has already been established; we… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on November 19, 2009 at 5:04am — No Comments

When Atheists Go Bad

We pride ourselves, here on Atheist Nexus (and in other atheist forums), on being intelligent, rational, educated human beings. We also, in the main, abhor those religious views which lead to racism, sexism, homophobia and other irrational prejudices.



But, as we move forward from being a 'philosophical stance' into a 'movement', should we, can we, and, if so, how can we, distinguish ourselves from atheists who have abandoned belief in God, but not irrationality and… Continue

Added by Chrys Stevenson on September 27, 2009 at 9:30pm — 11 Comments

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