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7 Books You Need to Read if You're Dumb

(This is a picture of me and my sister. It is not a picture of books.)

You got home from the bar, grabbed a bag of flaming Cheetos, and you watched 2 episodes of Narcos. 791 more words

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Reading A People’s History of the United States, ch.3

Notes on Chapter 3, Persons of Mean and Vile Condition. Previously: chapter 2.

This chapter and the previous one really interrelate, to the extent that I’m almost not sure it made sense to separate them. 555 more words

Howard Zinn

#Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy
It is absolutely essential to it. -Howard Zinn

Saviors

From Howard Zinn’s The People’s History of the United States (1980):

The idea of saviors has been built into the entire culture, beyond politics. We have learned to look to stars, leaders, experts in every field, thus surrendering our own strength, demeaning our own ability, obliterating our own selves. 11 more words

Subverting Empire

Day 5 - Community

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world”                            – Howard Zinn

Three Cents with Jacques Fleury: Why We Still Need Black History Month

In an article by Mema Ayi and Demetrius Patterson from the Chicago Defender, they wrote that “actor Morgan Freeman created a small firestorm…when he told Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes that he finds Black History Month (BHM) ridiculous.” Freeman goes on to say that “Americans perpetrate racism by relegating Black history to just one month when Black history is American history.” 1,461 more words

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