Tag: segregation

Trump Idiot At Chili’s Makes America Great Again All Over Black Veteran

A new problem to worry about: Trump-inspired restaurant vigilantes.
Surely no one who read the Bible would fight for the wrong side

Washington National Cathedral Removing Confederate Stain From Glass Windows

Washington National Cathedral will remove the Confederate battle flag from two stained glass windows donated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. It's about time they got off their glass.

Mississippi Governor Tired Of You Discriminating Against His Shiny New Jim Crow Laws For Homos

Phil Bryant says he is just trying to protect people who want to discriminate from being discriminated against.
KINDA!

Arkansas School Not Racist, Just Wants To Make Sure The Blacks Don’t Gangbang Everybody

Maumelle High School in Maumelle, Arkansas, is doing real good at the racial issues, y'all. At least it's TRYING, but mean liberal ACLU-types are up in its grill saying, "THAT'S RACIST!" And here is why: Shortly after arriving at school Wednesday morning,...
They're laughing with me, right Mama?

Bristol Palin Is Not Amused By You, Internet

Bristol Palin has once again found time in her busy schedule, somewhere between her Stitch 'n' Bitch sessions with the Virgin Mary about how totally weird Immaculate Conception feels and personally leading the U.S. effort to defeat ISIS in Syria,...
It's about a heritage of resistance to tariffs

‘No Racial Slurs’ Rule At Confederate Rally Worked Out As Well As You’d Expect

So a few hundred supporters of the Treason Flag rallied at Stone Mountain, Georgia, the (re)birthplace of the modern KKK, and despite the organizers' explicit warning that there should be "no racial slurs," since the Liberal Media would be...
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Come On Down To This Confederate Flag Rally, But Please Don’t Say N*gger Out Loud

There's yet another rally planned to show support for the flag of the losing side in the Civil War, this time set for Saturday at Stone Mountain in Georgia, and just to make sure there's no confusion about the...
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Rand Paul Can Fix Racism With Tax Cuts And More Republicans

Rand Paul continued his mavericky streak of being the only Republican who wants to reach out to black voters -- or at least wave his hand in their general direction -- with a speech Tuesday to Republicans in Baltimore,...
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A Comic Book Got John Lewis Interested In Civil Rights. What’ll It Take To Interest Boehner?

Today's the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," or at least the American Civil Rights Movement's version of it -- kind of makes you proud as an English-speaking human being that in addition to this one and the 1972 massacre...
The adorable 7-year-old in question, with her Justin Bieber doll.

Rich White Bay Area Community Pretty Sure Little Brown Girl Doesn’t Belong There

California is home to the Bradley effect, so in a way, this story shouldn't surprise us. Nonetheless, this tale is impressive for its imaginative completeness. It is a fully realized vision of the extent to which privileged white people...
It is a right, actually. Not an excuse, however.

New Texas Schoolbooks: Moses Wrote The Constitution For Slavery, Segregation

Well here's a heck of a surprise! You may remember how Texas re-wrote its standards for history books back in 2010, to make sure that kids learned the important parts of history, like who Phyllis Schlafly is and how...
So glad we stayed for the credits to Guardians of the Galaxy

Cultural Icon Phil The Duck Is A Homophobe Just Like Jesus

Last year's Free Speach* martyr Phil "All Merchandise 50% Off" Robertson has him a book-shaped object out and is dutifully making the rounds of the morning news programs to try to gin up some interest in his thoughts. While...

Sundays With The Christianists: An American History Textbook Tells Children About Southern Hero Strom Thurmond

This week, a bit of a digression: We'll continue our look at the Age of Reagan next week, but today, we'll follow one of our textbooks off on an astonishing side track that seems mostly to exist because Bob...

Tennessee On Slavery: Sorry Not Sorry

Let's have a half-round of applause for the brave souls in the Tennessee House of Representatives, who boldly voted Wednesday to express "profound regret" for both slavery and for segregation, although the chamber couldn't quite bring itself to actually...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks For Your Separate But Equal Homeschooled Darlings

Greetings, Time Tourists! We're almost finished with our visit to the 1950s as seen through the lens of rightwing Christian textbooks. This week, we'll look at the beginnings of the modern Civil Rights movement, and next week, we'll wrap...

Black Republican Virginia Lt. Gov Nominee Loves Segregation, Being Three-Fifths Of A Person

This week, we met E.W. Jackson, a conservative firebrand and Tea Party favorite who was nominated for Virginia's lieutenant governorcy by virtue of the fact that the GOP skipped having a primary election this year in favor of letting...