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The Gun and the Girl

When I write, I try to avoid political posts. There are thousands of people out there blogging their own politics, and I am not so self indulgent as to believe that I have a unique point of view. 1,539 more words

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Jobless and nearly homeless, Rachel Dolezal still isn't sorry for posing as an African-American woman

It’s been two years since it was revealed that former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal is actually Caucasian. Not only is she on the brink of homelessness, having been unable to find a job, but she’s still maintaining that she did nothing wrong by posing as an African-American woman. 375 more words

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James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness | Truthdig

Black writer James Baldwin’s unfinished book has been made into a film entitled, I Am Not Your Negro. Chris Hedges gives us a moving and historically informed review of the new documentary, in which Baldwin’s words reign prophetic in light of today’s boldly ascending white supremacy movement… 320 more words


Changing Robes | One man's goal to transform symbols of hate into sources of pride

Rally banners. Belt buckles. Knives.


These are a few of the items 58-year-old Daryl Davis has collected from people when they left Ku Klux Klan groups. 1,131 more words

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Investigating INCOGNEGRO - Race in America


Episode 73: Investigating INCOGNEGRO – Race in America

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INCOGNEGRO is one of the most entertaining and important graphic novels I have had the pleasure of reading, and during this podcast, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by brilliant and beautiful people who shared my enthusiasm for this book.Written by Mat Johnson, INCOGNEGRO is about a black reporter in the early 1930’s using his light skin and Eurocentric features to impersonate a white man as he investigates lynchings in the south. 343 more words

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The Story of a Tragedy

1931: a time of social, financial and racial chaos

A Mother: protecting a secret she’s been carrying for years.

A Son: powerless to stand up for what he believes in. 206 more words

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