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Nuttier than a Fruitcake: White America’s Racial Psychopathy

    Nuttier than a Fruitcake: White America’s Racial Psychopathy

INDIANAPOLIS — Were it not, perhaps, for Stanley Kubrick’s deft direction, the fight scene in the 1960 Hollywood classic Spartacus might well have been laughable rather than iconic. At nearly six-feet-four-inches tall, the African gladiator Draba, played by the former pro football star, Woody Strode, towered over Kirk Douglas’s eponymous character. The two actors, both…

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Starbucks Ditches Anti-Defamation League For Anti-Racism Training

    Starbucks Ditches Anti-Defamation League For Anti-Racism Training

After a video of the arrest of two African-American men sitting in Starbucks without buying anything went viral, Starbucks scheduled anti-racism training. But their inclusion of the Anti-Defamation League in the training provoked another outcry and Starbucks capitulated. On April 12, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested for trespassing at a Philadelphia Starbucks. A…

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Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass

    Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass

In early 2010, one of Washington DC’s most prestigious think tanks was holding a seminar on the Middle East which included a discussion of Israel’s December 2008-January 2009 assault on Gaza which killed about 1,300 Palestinians. When the death toll was mentioned, one expert on the panel smiled enigmatically and intoned: “It’s unfortunate, but every…

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50 Years Ago MLK Warned of Racism, Materialism and Militarism -They Still Reign Supreme

    50 Years Ago MLK Warned of Racism, Materialism and Militarism -They Still Reign Supreme

In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, it is perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in. [Y]ou can be filled with bitterness, with hatred, and a desire for revenge. We can move in that direction as a country,…

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For Some Reason, Being White Still Matters in America

  For Some Reason, Being White Still Matters in America

In the wake of the August 2017 Neo-Nazi rally and counter-protest in Charlottesville, VA, the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics (with Reuters/Ipsos) conducted a survey that warned, “some Americans express troubling racial attitudes even as majority oppose white supremacists.” Asking whether white people and/or racial minorities in the United States were “under attack,” it found the following:…

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From Malmstrom AFB to Charlottesville: Racism Metastasizes from Military to the Streets

  From Malmstrom AFB to Charlottesville: Racism Metastasizes from Military to the Streets

MALMSTROM AFB, MONTANA — An Air Force Sergeant is under investigation for twice posting racist messages to the Facebook group of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM). It’s the second time in less than a week that a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force has come under fire for making derogatory remarks…

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