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Doubling Down On Modern Day Slavery

Don’t you get it? Jeff Sessions is an antebellum bigot whose agenda is to use the Department of Justice as a pipeline to provide modern-day slaves to the new plantation system, privatized prisons. 900 more words


When Will Trump Learn… Respect Begets Respect!

President Donald Trump returned to one of his most derogatory insults Friday, referring to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” — an effort to deride her Native American ancestry. 421 more words


Racial Politics

Barack Obama as our black president was something that wouldn’t have even been thought about in the past. 169 more words

African American Studies

John Muir On The 'Negroes' Of The American South

John Muir often wrote soaring prose about the beauties and majesties of nature, about how the outdoors were our ‘natural cathedrals’; he urged his fellow human beings to leave behind their sordid, grubby, weekday cares and let themselves be elevated by the sublime qualities of hill and vale and river and babbling brook. 915 more words


Refugees and White South Africans

For years, I have extensively discussed race, diversity, and immigration. However, this is my first time writing about whites in South Africa (or any part of Africa), who are increasingly beleaguered. 478 more words

White Nationalism

Entrepreneurs Are Being Deported -- And They Might Be at the Center of America's Coming Immigration Fight

That’s the headline in the March edition of Entrepreneur Magazine, followed by an account of the fears, concerns and frustrations of Alessandro Babini, a foreign born entrepreneur caught in the crossfire of Trump’s ham-handed immigration policies. 142 more words


The Emergence of the UK 'Imperfect' Soul

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In British television, particularly reality television or talent contests, there is a repeated trope that black female contestants fall into. The ‘soulful’ black woman, she can power through ballads, her style is gospel, her vocal abilities surpass those she is competing with. 443 more words