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"Make America Racist Again" is Trump's Rallying Cry

When did it become “okay” to be a racist?  I think the date is around 15 June 2015.  That was when Donald J. Trump declared his intention to run for President of the United States with his now iconic speech in which he put down Mexican people, saying… 643 more words

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Tuesday Open Thread | Racist woman bullying little black boy selling candy

Outside of Target, a young black boy was selling candy. A lady went up to this kid and told him she wanted to see his license to sell. 39 more words

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On this Memorial Day weekend 2016, a time when we honor those who sacrificed so that we might run free, we take note that Memorial Day observations are  694 more words


The Offering We Bring: Memorial Day

“Dark and sad will be the hour to this nation when it forgets to pay grateful homage to its greatest benefactors. The offering we bring to-day is due alike to the patriot soldiers dead and their noble comrades who still live; for, whether living or dead, whether in time or eternity, the loyal soldiers who imperiled all for country and freedom are one and inseparable.” 1,688 more words


Who’s Afraid of Communism?

Source: New Republic

Author: Malcom Harris

Emphasis Mine

With the Berlin Wall barely a memory and Airbnb in Havana, American anti-communism is probably at its historical nadir. 1,557 more words

Slavery in a Different Form: The Collapse of Northern Support for Reconstruction

Ulysses Grant

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Since I am not doing anything really new this weekend unless something really big happens, here is a part of my Civil War text. 1,895 more words

Civil War