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Let's Talk Anti-Semitism

This story is posted on Ricochet, by a new member who is a Swedish Jew.  It tells the sorry tale of her and her children’s systematic persecution by others in her (formerly) civilized country.   236 more words

Culture

Confessions of a History Nerd: Seneca Falls

As if Disney World wasn’t enough of a treat, I also traveled to Seneca Falls last wee.  There is a wonderful National Park Site there representing the Women’s Movement, a perfect spot for it,  as this was the site of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, at which the Declaration of Sentiments asking for equal treatment of the sexes was drafted.   561 more words

Life Style

The Counter-Revolution of 1776 and the Construction of Whiteness - Gerald Horne on Reality Asserts Itself 3/6

via The Counter-Revolution of 1776 and the Construction of Whiteness – Gerald Horne on Reality Asserts Itself 3/6.

On Reality Asserts Itself Mr. Horne says that the defense of massive profits from the slave trade and fear of slave rebellions was an important impetus for the American Revolution –   August 20, 2014

Politics, World Affairs & Current Events

The Black Scare and the Democratic Party - Gerald Horne on Reality Asserts Itself 2/6

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Mr. Horne says the Democrats are heavily dependent upon black votes, but afraid of defending their interests out of fear of alienating cross-class racism deeply entrenched in American history –   August 19, 2014

Politics, World Affairs & Current Events

The Price of NAACP Compromise was Too High - Gerald Horne on Reality Asserts Itself 1/6

via The Price of NAACP Compromise was Too High – Gerald Horne on Reality Asserts Itself 1/6.

Mr. Horne, author of The Counter-Revolution of 1776, says it was a turning point in the history of black America when the NAACP succumbed to the pressures of the Cold War – the affects of which are still felt today –   August 18, 2014

Politics, World Affairs & Current Events

Norse Women - Childhood

First in a series about the life of a woman in Norway, 9th Century

One of the awesome things about studying history is learning how folks viewed themselves… 660 more words

Vikings