Category: Racism

‘Ghettos’ Didn’t Always Mean Black

October 12, 2019
Today, for many Americans, the word “ghetto” conjures images of run-down and crime-ridden African American segregated areas—“inner cities,” in a common euphemism. This connotation is relatively recent; it has only become mainstream in the past 70 years or so. Beforehand, the term was primarily associated with Jewish urban quarters, and its changing meaning illustrates the…

Black Durham in the Jim Crow South

September 30, 2019
Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) - Kindle edition by Leslie Brown. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading

Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat from Mayflower to Modern

September 24, 2019
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By removing victims from lynching photos, an artist emphasizes those erased from history

September 9, 2018
“Erased Lynching Series: der Wild West Show,” (Set 1) by Ken Gonzalez-Day, 2006. (Courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles) An old black-and-white photograph shows a crowd of people gathered around something, but it is not clear just what. There’s something eerie about it but you don’t really know why. The photograph

Cultural figures talk in regards to the continued importance of the month at a time of divisiveness over race, politics and civil rights.

March 7, 2017
Cultural figures talk about the continued importance of the month at a time of divisiveness over race, politics and civil rights. Read More

Many Believe Police in Texas County Murdered Sandra Bland – Covered up with Claim of Suicide

July 20, 2015
http://democracynow.org - Last Friday, an African-American woman was returning home from a job interview in Waller County, Texas, when she was stopped by ...

President Obama Delivers Eulogy at Charleston Shooting Funeral of Clementa Pinckney [FULL SPEECH]

June 26, 2015
Obama eulogizes pastor in Charleston shooting. Obama sings Amazing Grace at funeral of Charleston shooting victim Clementa Pinckney. Washington (CNN) ...

Republicans-If You&’re Really Against Racism-Restore Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2015
WASHINGTON (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) – Two years since the Supreme Court gutted core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder ...

White Supremacist Donated to Several 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

June 22, 2015
The head of a white supremacist group, cited by the suspected gunman who killed nine people at a black South Carolina church last week, has given thousands ...

Charleston – A history of attacks on black churches in the South

June 19, 2015
In the wake of the heinous murders of nine members of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church this week, many have pointed to historic congregation’s central role in the city’s African-American community. As Clementa Pinckney, the church’s pastor and state legislator who was killed in the shooting, told a group of visitors in 2013, “It’s