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JFC: Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) admitted he once appeared in blackface, plunging the state Democratic Party further into chaos on Wednesday. Herring’s confession that he dressed in blackface in 1980 when he was a 19-year-old student at the University of Virginia makes him the third top-ranked Virginia Democrat who’s been tarred by scandal […]

Making Allies

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On November 28, 2018

My former colleague, Shana Bernstein, has good things to say on the importance of forging alliances across race and class lines to disrupt rising racist rhetoric, policy, and violence. The recent rash

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Serwer has a great piece decimating the ridiculous belief that the problem with American politics is “tribalism” between the political parties. Of course, the actual problem is that one party is fully committed to racism and, increasingly, fascism, and the other party is not. It’s fashionable in the Donald Trump era to decry political “tribalism,” […]

The Descent of America

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On October 27, 2018

In case you have any doubts that the right-wing War on Soros serves as a vector not only for anti-semitism, but for the importation of European right-wing tropes and tactics into the American system,

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Earlier this week, it came out that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader, several years ago, had tweeted out a bunch of racist and homophobic stuff. Whether you want to believe him or not, he said he was an idiot, that he’s learned much since then, that he no longer believes that stuff. He seems genuinely […]
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On June 7, 1943, 16 black workers at Buckeye Cotton Oil Company in Memphis, a Proctor & Gamble owned operation, went on a wildcat strike in protest of continued workplace discrimination despite federal orders to integrate the defense industry, a sign of the poor enforcement of the Roosevelt administration anti-discrimination initiatives. Racism was as reflected […]

Black in America

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On April 19, 2018

Every single reader of this blog should read this amazing conversation about being black in public spaces. Jamelle Bouie, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Gene Demby, and Aisha Harris get at the heart of what

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