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Rename theMilitary Bases That Honor Confederates

The military should rechristen bases named for Confederates. Better options are not hard to find.
Tags: News, Lincoln, Black People, Names, Defense Department, Sherman, Gates, Ku Klux Klan, Lee, Brown, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Abraham, Pickett, Robert M, Race and Ethnicity, Civil War (US) (1861-65

School names latest target in effort to account for racist legacies of historical figures

Michael Chwe was surprised – and motivated to act. The UCLA economics professor received his bachelor’s degree from the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, and remembers well the reverence for Robert A. Millikan, a renowned physicist and the university’s first president, around campus. The Nobel Prize recipient, Chwe said, represented a sort of demigod. But then, the current racial justice movement sprang up, in the wake of the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd. And Chwe, through...
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Twitter Defends Giving David Duke a Platform: He's 'Not Currently a Member of the KKK'

Why is David Duke, a white supremacist and former Klansmen, allowed to spout hateful anti-semitic, anti-trans, and anti-Black things on Twitter? According to the company, one reason Duke is not banned is that he’s not currently a leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Seriously.Read more...
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Former KKK Leader David Duke Endorses Trump on Twitter, Wants Tucker Carlson For VP

David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, endorsed President Donald Trump yesterday on Twitter and even tweeted a suggestion about a new running mate for the U.S. president: Tucker Carlson. Why is David Duke still allowed to be on Twitter while other white supremacists are getting booted in droves?…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Youtube, Nazis, Social Media, Racism, Kkk, Fox News, Tammy Duckworth, Donald Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Tucker Carlson, David Duke, Anti Semitism

Kilmeade Again Laments GOP’s Lack Of Black Voter Support: ‘In The ’60s Things All Reversed’

“Fox and Friends” host Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday repeated his complaint about how the Democratic Party used to be the party of the KKK but yet the current GOP lacks Black voter support. Last year, Kilmeade told then-Fox Nation personalities Diamond and Silk during a “Fox and Friends” segment that the Democratic Party “gave birth to the Ku Klux Klan.” Kilmeade also argued that “it was a Republican that — Abraham Lincoln’s party — that up into the 1960s that would fought (and) push back agains...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Fox, West, Democrats, Gop, Kkk, Republican Party, Republican, Harry Truman, Black, Forbes, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Democratic

You can’t cancel American history: Gloria Romero

As an East Los Angeles Latina with a long history of police reform advocacy, I was horrified to see the brutal killing of George Floyd. I joined calls for the prosecution of officers involved in his murder, joining Americans of disparate political persuasions in this demand. But what started as a righteous, mostly peaceful protest against the horrific murder of George Floyd with chants that Black Lives Matter has morphed into a misguided attempted hijacking of, particularly, the Democratic Party...
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Move to rename 'Bloody Sunday' bridge has critics in Selma

Thousands gathered in this river city in 1940 to dedicate a new bridge in honour of white supremacist Edmund Pettus, a Confederate general and reputed Ku Klux Klan leader. Just 25 years later, the bridge became a global landmark when civil rights marchers were beaten at its base. Today, with thousands protesting nationwide against racial injustice, a years-old push is gaining steam to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge in honour of Rep. John Lewis, who led the 1965 marchers on “Bloody Sunday.”
Tags: John Lewis, News, Selma, Ku Klux Klan, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Edmund Pettus

Alleged KKK Member Patrick Fontaine Creath Jr. Out on $500 Bond After Shooting Daughter’s Black Boyfriend, Claims It Was Self-Defense

A white man who is allegedly a member of the Ku Klux Klan is out on bond after he shot his daughter’s Black boyfriend in Virginia Beach and told police that he acted in self-defense. 43-year-old Patrick Fontaine Creath Jr. was charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony stemming from a June 19th shooting in the 900 block of Maximus Square, where a man—Creath’s daughter’s boyfriend—was seriously injured. Police said there was an altercation between Creath an...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, America, Kkk, Jazz, EMS, Gun Violence, Ku Klux Klan, Virginia Beach, Benjamin Crump, Ben Crump, Virignia, Linda Kuehn, Virginia Beach Police Department

What everyone should know about Reconstruction 150 years after the 15th Amendment's ratification

I’ll never forget a student’s response when I asked during a middle school social studies class what they knew about black history: “Martin Luther King freed the slaves.”Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929, more than six decades after the time of enslavement. To me, this comment underscored how closely Americans associate black history with slavery.While shocked, I knew this mistaken belief reflected the lack of time, depth and breadth schools devote to black history. Most students get limit...
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YouTube bans David Duke and other US far-right users

Six channels with supremacist content ‘repeatedly violated’ the site’s policy on hate speechYouTube has banned some of the video site’s most notorious far-right users, including former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, “alt-right” figurehead Richard Spencer and libertarian “race realist” Stefan Molyneux, joining a wave of social media sites taking action against hate speech.The company says the bans were handed down due to the creators’ repeated violation of YouTube’s policies against claiming tha...
Tags: Technology, Media, Youtube, Race, US, Social Media, World news, Digital Media, Ku Klux Klan, Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer

YouTube Bans White Supremacists David Duke, Richard Spencer and Stefan Molyneux for Hate Speech

YouTube has kicked a half-dozen hate-mongering channels off the platform for good, including those operated by white supremacist Richard Spencer, ex-Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and far-right provocateur Stefan Molyneaux. “We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies,” a YouTube representative said […]
Tags: News, Youtube, Ku Klux Klan, Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, David Duke Richard Spencer, Stefan Molyneaux

YouTube bans 6 white supremacists channels; Reddit removes 2,000 channels for violating content policy

YouTube today banned at least six white supremacist channels, while Reddit removed 2,000 subreddits, including r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse, after a change in their content policy. What YouTube banned: Six white supremacist channels from the US, including those run by far right pseudo-science Stefan Molyneux, white supremacist outlet American Renaissance and affiliated channel AmRenPodcasts and white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, per The Verge. “After updating our g...
Tags: Travel, News, Youtube, US, Reddit, Hate Speech, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Alex Ohanian

YouTube bans white supremacist channels including those of Richard Spencer, David Duke, and Stefan Molyneux

On Monday, YouTube announced the bans of many popular white supremacists, including David Duke, Richard Spencer, and Stefan Molyneux.  "We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies," a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement. YouTube has faced criticism for what the independent research organization Data and Society called its "broadcasting" of "propaganda to young viewers."  The news comes the sam...
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YouTube bans David Duke, Richard Spencer and other white nationalist accounts

YouTube just took action against a collection of controversial figures synonymous with race-based hate, kicking six major channels off its platform for violating its rules. The company deleted six channels on Monday: Richard Spencer‘s own channel and the affiliated channel for the National Policy Institute/Radix Journal, far right racist pseudo-science purveyor Stefan Molyneux, white supremacist outlet American Renaissance and affiliated channel AmRenPodcasts and white supremacist and former ...
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Reddit, YouTube, and Twitch are taking major steps to crack down on hate speech from pro-Trump and far-right groups (GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN, FB)

Major social media platforms on Monday took action against Trump, pro-Trump groups, and far-right accounts for violating their policies against hate speech. Reddit banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, Twitch suspended Trump's official account, and YouTube banned a number of prominent white supremacists' channels. The moves come as major advertisers are boycotting Facebook over the company's refusal to take more aggressive action against hate speech and misinformation. Visit Bu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Youtube, Trends, Reddit, Naacp, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman, North Face, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Tulsa Oklahoma, Denny, Ben Jerry, Stefan Molyneux

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ Film Review: Portrait of Civil Rights Icon Couldn’t Be More Timely

“John Lewis: Good Trouble,” a documentary about the civil rights crusader who became a 17-term Democratic congressman from Georgia, is a movie that could scarcely be any timelier.And it’s also, strangely enough, a movie that feels outside of the current time.How timely? Well, a couple of weeks before the premiere of the film, director Ava DuVernay and many others endorsed a proposal to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for Lewis, who suffered a fractured skull when he was beaten...
Tags: John Lewis, News, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Cbs News, Georgia, Selma, House, Nancy Pelosi, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Ava Duvernay, Montgomery

‘Faces of the conquerors’: Trump trip to Rushmore draws fire

By STEPHEN GROVES SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — President Donald Trump’s plans to kick off Independence Day with a showy display at Mount Rushmore are drawing sharp criticism from Native Americans who view the monument as a desecration of land violently stolen from them and used to pay homage to leaders hostile to native people. Several groups led by Native American activists are planning protests for Trump’s July 3 visit, part of Trump’s “comeback” campaign for a nation reeling from sickness, unemployme...
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‘Da 5 Bloods’ and the Strange Ghosts of Imperialism, the Vietnam War, and ‘Apocalypse Now’

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything.) Da 5 Bloods is a ghost story. It’s about the ghosts that exist in the minds of Vietnam War veterans — played here with stunning ferocity and pain by Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. — haunted by the deeds they committed fighting a war that was not theirs. It’s about the ghosts of racism and imperialism that continue to thrive in...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, France, America, War, Features, Netflix, John F Kennedy, Ken Burns, Vietnam, Norman, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr, Reno, Saigon

Amazon workers in Chicago are reportedly outraged after they were provided chicken and waffles to celebrate Juneteenth (AMZN)

Amazon workers in Chicago are reportedly outraged that local leadership offered employees a meal of chicken and waffles to celebrate Juneteenth, according to a report from CNBC.  Employees said in an online group that the meal was a "racist form of celebration," CNBC reports. The meal has become a racist stereotype that has roots in the film "Birth of a Nation."  An Amazon spokesperson told CNBC that the local leadership who put on the event "had good intentions to honor Juneteenth by supporti...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Nike, Chicago, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Black, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Juneteenth, Annie Palmer, George Floyd, CNBC Employees, Black CNBC, Nike Lyft Uber Twitter

Slavery Existed In Illinois, But Schools Don’t Always Teach That History

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Sign up for The ProPublica Illinois newsletter for weekly updates. Illinois schools are not required to teach a class in the state’s history. Perhaps as a result, you may be surprised to learn that Illinois at one time allowed slavery. But Darrel Dexter, a historian and high school social studies teacher in Tamms, has been researching, writ...
Tags: News, France, Chicago, Egypt, Lincoln, Great Lakes, Illinois, South, Dexter, Ku Klux Klan, Tom, Southeast Missouri State University, Jonesboro, Southern Illinois, Alexander County, Chicago History Museum

The Tulsa Race Massacre, Revisited

Nearly a century after the Tulsa Race Massacre, the search for the dead continues.
Tags: News, Black People, Demonstrations, Ku Klux Klan, Hooker, Protests and Riots, Race and Ethnicity, Deaths (Fatalities, Tulsa (Okla, Olivia (1915-2018

Juneteenth picnic at Bruce’s Beach attempts to reclaim Black history in Manhattan Beach

Kavon Ward and Autumn Moore noticed a troubling trend over the past few weeks. Since George Floyd, a Black man, was killed by police on Memorial Day, a modern civil rights movement has risen, with daily demonstrations nationwide against systemic racism and police brutality, and heightened awareness about the Black lives lost and injured similarly before and since Floyd’s death. But Ward and Moore, who are Black, noticed that when they and others would post about Black Lives Matter issues in the ...
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Robert C. Byrd's name removed from a college health center

A private college in West Virginia said Wednesday it is removing the name of the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd from its health center, saying his name had caused “divisiveness and pain" without explicitly noting his complicated past on racial matters. Byrd was a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s but subsequently denounced the organization. Bethany College President Tamara Rodenberg said on the school's website that Byrd's name will be removed from the college's Robert C. Byrd Health Cent...
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What happened when Black Lives Matter came to a notorious KKK town in Texas

The town of Vidor, in east Texas, has a reputation. It’s the kind of reputation that causes its residents to pause when someone asks where they’re from.For years it was known as a sundown town — a place where non-whites were threatened with violence if they stayed after dark, and where they were barred from living through intimidation and discriminatory practices. It has a long history of Ku Klux Klan activity, and was once described by a local magazine as “the most hate-filled town in Texas.”
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Petition Calls for Dolly Parton to Replace Confederate Statues

A petition is calling for Tennessee to replace statues and memorials of Confederate generals with the trailblazing performer.
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How Trump Tries to Tar Black Lives Matter Without Seeming Racist

If you got all your news from Donald Trump’s Twitter feed, you wouldn’t know that Black Lives Matter marches, some with more than 10,000 attendees, have been taking place across the country for weeks. But you might think anarchists had ended the rule of law in Seattle.The racial justice protests that emerged nationwide after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police are popular—more so than past movements for Black lives, like the demonstrations that swept the country in 2014 and 2015. P...
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Carson Won’t Back Trump’s Claim That He’s ‘Done More For Black Community’ Since Lincoln

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Sunday wouldn’t say whether he agrees with President Trump’s claim that he’s “done more for the black community than any other president” since Abraham Lincoln left office in 1865. When asked by ABC News’ George Stephanopolous about Trump’s claim — which was aired on Fox News on Thursday and echoed his tweet earlier this month — Carson touted what he views as accomplishments by the Trump administration regarding opportunity zones, prison re...
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Protests In Trump Country Test His Hold In Rural White Areas

In the lake country 200 miles (320 kilometers) northwest of Detroit, hundreds danced, prayed and demanded racial justice in Cadillac, a Michigan town that was long home to a neo-Nazi group. It was not an isolated scene. In eastern Ohio, even more demonstrated in rural Mount Vernon, a town with its own current of racial intolerance, just as others did in Manheim, Pennsylvania, a tiny farming town in Lancaster County, with its small but active Ku Klux Klan presence. The protest movement over bl...
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Dodgers coach George Lombard tries to honor the work of his activist mother

The Federal Bureau of Investigation monitored the mother of Dodgers coach George Lombard over parts of nine years. The dossier on Posy Lombard is 313 pages long. It’s a page-turner. The Ku Klux Klan tried to thwart her from demonstrating in Mississippi in 1965 (page 96). She was suspected of abetting an accused terrorist in 1969 (page 224). In April 1974, around the time Hank Aaron was breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record, the FBI was still gathering intel on Lombard’s various political affiliat...
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