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Pastors, Not Politicians, Turned Dixie Republican

“White Democrats will desert their party in droves the minute it becomes a black party.”<br>Kevin Phillips, <i>The Emerging Republican Majority</i>, 1969<p>Thirty years ago, archconservative Rick Perry was a Democrat and liberal icon Elizabeth Warren was a Republican. Back then there were a few Republican …

Democratic Party
Billy Graham

Las Vegas Is Only the Deadliest Shooting in US History Because Black Lives Aren’t Counted

News reporters and anchors have repeatedly referred to the recent tragedy in Las Vegas as the “worst mass shooting in U.S. history.” Like all things …

Native Americans

Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Collier's Weekly Photograph of Mob Outside Wilmington, N.C. Courthouse,<p>Nov. 12, 1898. Image Ownership: Public Domain<p>A politically motivated attack by …

The Right Wing in America Has Long Tried to Destroy 'Government Schools'

Nancy MacLean’s <i>Democracy in Chains: the Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America</i>, is one of the most buzzed-about books of the …

William F. Buckley and National Review’s vile race stance: Everything you need to know about conservatives and civil rights

Remembering the night William F. Buckley took his genteel racism to Cambridge–and left destroyed by James Baldwin<p>With the challenges of the civil rights movement sparking worldwide discussion about the importance of individual rights and the limitations of tradition, the students of the Cambridge …

Political Science

With state budget in crisis, many Oklahoma schools hold classes four days a week

NEWCASTLE, Okla. — A deepening budget crisis here has forced schools across the Sooner State to make painful decisions. Class sizes have ballooned, art and foreign-language programs have shrunk or disappeared, and with no money for new textbooks, children go without. Perhaps the most significant …

Middle School

The Perimeter of Ignorance | Neil deGrasse Tyson

Writing in centuries past, many scientists felt compelled to wax poetic about cosmic mysteries and God's handiwork. Perhaps one should not be …

The real reasons the U.S. became less racist toward Asian Americans

Between 1940 and 1970, something remarkable happened to Asian Americans. Not only did they surpass African Americans in average household earnings, but they also closed the wage gap with whites.<p>Many people credit this upward mobility to investments in education. But according to a recent study by …

University of Chicago

The making of a neo-KGB state

Political power in Russia now lies with the FSB, the KGB's successor<p>AFP<p>ON THE evening of August 22nd 1991—16 years ago this week—Alexei Kondaurov, a …

Why people prefer unequal societies

Altmetric: 3190<p>Citations: 3<p>More detail<p>Perspective<p>Christina Starmans<br>• , Mark Sheskin<br>• & Paul Bloom<p><i>Nature Human Behaviour</i> <b>volume 1</b>, Article number: 0082 …

Federal Budget

The Cincinnati nightclub shooting shows how more guns lead to more gun violence

It wasn’t a terrorist attack. But as Cincinnati’s mayor said, “What difference does that make to the victims? Innocent people were shot.”<p>Shortly after 1 am on Sunday, an apparent dispute between several people at the Cameo nightclub in Cincinnati escalated — leading to a shootout that left one …

Guns

Weather

Black History

Data firm in talks for role in White House messaging – and Trump business

Trump strategist Steve Bannon apparently involved in talks despite being on board of Cambridge Analytica, which helped president-elect to victory<p>A data mining company that helped Donald Trump win the presidency is in early talks to snare two potentially lucrative new contracts, one to boost the …

Donald Trump

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network<p><i>This article is the subject of a legal complaint on behalf of Cambridge Analytica LLC and SCL Elections Limited.</i><p>Just over a week ago, Donald …

Government

(Updated) Sam Harris’ Islamophobia: A Black Muslim Response

(Updated) Sam Harris’ Islamophobia: A Black Muslim Response<p>February 12, 2017 by Hakeem Muhammad<p><b>Read Part One Here:</b> Bill Maher’s Islamophobia: A Black …

Religion

Objectivity is dead, and I’m okay with it

Like a lot of people, I’ve been losing sleep over the news of the last week. As a working journalist, I’ve been deeply questioning not just what our …

Journalism
Health Care

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

Is Donald Trump a traitor? His path to the White House suggests a pattern of profound disloyalty

There’s a word for someone who colludes with a foreign power to subvert democracy and overthrow political norms<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Donald Trump urged a foreign power, Russia, to interfere in the American election in order to undermine his Democratic rival …

Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders's Highly Sensible Plan to Turn Post Offices Into Banks

They're much less crazy than payday-lending services, and the rest of the world agrees.<p>In an interview with <i>Fusion</i>’s Felix Salmon the day after last week’s Democratic debate and published Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders discussed the marquee features of democratic socialism he’s been tirelessly …

Bernie Sanders

Message to my Trump-supporting Facebook friends

OK Facebook friends, time to block my newsfeed.<p>Or unfriend me.<p>If you’ve ever posted anything remotely racist or misogynistic or promoted gun violence …

Here's what to tell people who love to remind blacks that Democrats were pro-slavery in the 19th century

Republicans love reminding liberals that their party “freed the slaves.” Some know enough history to remind Democrats that their party, in fact, …

Black History