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Attorney General Holder is right: Racial animus plays role in Obama opposition

  • We have a political party and a right-wing media machine that pander incessantly to the racist reactionaries in our society, often through code words. It’s been going on since Nixon implemented his “Southern strategy” of appealing to white resentment in the wake of the civil rights movement.
  • GOP Racism
  • Fox News’ divisive race strategy: How O’Reilly, Hannity, and Coulter intentionally tore America apart

Morris Dees, Southern Poverty Law Center

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07/16/2014 | Right-wing pundits are jumping all over Attorney General Eric Holder for daring to suggest on Sunday that “racial animus” plays a role in the “level of vehemence” that’s been directed at President Obama. They’re denouncing him for “playing the race card” and “stoking racial divisions.”

Who do they think they’re fooling?

The rhetoric is what’s hateful. Calling people out for it is not.

Morris Dees, Founder, Chief Trial Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center fights hate and bigotry and seeks justice for the most vulnerable members of our society using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy.

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GOP Racism, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Race has moved to the front-burner of political news lately.
  • Part 1: Top Democrat: 'Not All' Republicans Are Racist
  • Part 2: You’re in Denial if You Think Steve Israel Is Wrong About GOP Racism

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NCLR President: GOP Will Lose White House If Attitude On Child Refugees Continues

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  • The President of National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, has choice words for the GOP.
  • "I promise you this," (NCLR President Janet) Murguía said to a cheering crowd. "The road to the White House runs right through the Hispanic community, and you will not see a Republican become president without it."
  • Jorge Ramos's Powerful Defense Of Immigrant Children In Border Crisis

Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post

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2014/06/undocimmig0608eight.jpg07/22/2014 | Janet Murguía, president of the country's largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, has a formal warning for Republicans: Help the child refugees at the border and act on immigration reform, or say goodbye to the idea of winning the White House.

Murguía, the head of the National Council of La Raza, delivered her remarks Monday afternoon at the Los Angeles Convention Center during day three of the NCLR's annual conference. On the subject of the current border crisis, Murguía said she was "sickened" by the hostile reaction of many Americans to the child refugees and blamed House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Congress' inability to pass immigration reform.

Carolina Moreno is an Associate Editor on The Huffington Post  LatinoVoices. She's an NYU Grad with a degree in Journalism, Latin American Studies, and French language. Her interests  include Inter-American relations, Latin American politics, and  human rights issues on both sides of the canal.

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Jorge Ramos's Powerful Defense Of Immigrant Children In Border Crisis, Catherine Taibi, Huffington Post

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  • "No government should be in the business of deporting children." --Jorge Ramos
  • How Conservative Media Killed A Charity's Plan To Help Migrant Children In Crisis

 

Special Project | The Problem of Race in America: Week Ending July 13, 2014

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  • We should honor the sacrifices of the heroes of the civil rights movement, the courageous men and women who risked their freedom and even lives in the battle against racial discrimination. 
  • Their vision for a society of genuine social progress and economic opportunity can be achieved only if we recognize the inherent worth of the individual and we follow in their footsteps to enshrine the principle of individual rights. 
    • 8 New Items including:
    • Series | The Resegregation of America's Schools, Part 2: Melissa
    • The Problem of Race in America, June 28, 2014
    • Series | The Resegregation of America's Schools, Part 1: James
    • Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part One
    • The Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part II
    • Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader
    • Rosa Parks: “I had been pushed as far as I could stand”
    • Here's an ad about R--skins that its makers don't have the money to show during Sunday's Superbowl

David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Series | The Resegregation of America's Schools, Part 2: Melissa, Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica

  • In Tuscaloosa (AL) today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.
  • Series | The Resegregation of America's Schools, Part 1: James

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The Problem of Race in America, June 28, 2014, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Politicians -- Democrats, Republicans, the Tea Party -- manipulate deep prejudice to rouse hostility against minorities and the government, by which middle-class voters have been seduced to vote against their own economic interests. 
  • Part 1- The Racism Behind Boehner's Threats to Sue Obama
  • Part 2- Racism in Politics Too Often Goes Unreported
  • Fox News’ divisive race strategy: How O’Reilly, Hannity, and Coulter intentionally tore America apart.

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Series | The Resegregation of America's Schools, Part 1: James, Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica

  • In Tuscaloosa (AL) today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.
  • Education Fails Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

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Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part One, Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers and Company

  • Author and legal scholar Ian Haney López tells Bill that dog whistle politics is “the dark magic” by which middle-class voters have been seduced to vote against their own economic interests. 
  • The Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part II

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The Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part IIBill Moyers, Bill Moyers and Company

  • March 7, 2014 | This week on Moyers & Company, Bill continues his conversation with author and legal scholar Ian Haney López about dog whistle politics – code words that use race to turn Americans against each other.
  • Politicians manipulate deep prejudice to rouse hostility against minorities and the government, according to Haney López, and summon support for policies that make economic inequality even worse. And it’s not just Republicans and the tea party who have used this “strategic racism” to win votes, but Democrats as well.
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Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader ~ Edited by Jonathan Bean, Described in The Independent Institute

 

  • We should honor the sacrifices of the forgotten heroes of the civil rights movement, the courageous men and women who garner little attention today for having risked their freedom and even lives in the battle against racial discrimination. 
  • Their vision for a society of genuine social progress and economic opportunity can be achieved only if we recognize the inherent worth of the individual and we follow in their footsteps to enshrine the principle of individual rights. 
  • Here's an ad about R--skins that its makers don't have the money to show during Sunday's Superbowl

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Rosa Parks: “I had been pushed as far as I could stand”, Jeanne Theoharis, Salon 

  • On her 100th birthday, a new book argues the civil rights icon's rebellion goes beyond that one famous refusal
  • Excerpted from "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks" 
  • The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks ~ Jeanne Theoris

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Here's an ad about R--skins that its makers don't have the money to show during Sunday's Superbowl, Meteor Blades, Daily Kos

  • The NCAI is not a wealthy organization and cannot buy a television slot during the Super Bowl to run its ad. But you can help make it go viral by emailing it, tweeting it and putting it on your Facebook or other social media pages.
  • Ending the Legacy of Racism in Sports & the Era of Harmful "Indian" Sports Mascots

 

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Series | The Resegregation of America's Schools, Part 2: Melissa

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  • In Tuscaloosa (AL) today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.
  • Series | The Resegregation of America's Schools, Part 1: James

Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica

Series%20%7C%20Segregation%20Now%20Pt%201-%20James.jpg Friday, April 28, 2014 | Melissa Dent, James' first child, was born in 1969, around the time the National Education Association and the Department of Justice persuaded a federal court to force Tuscaloosa to comply with a statewide desegregation order. As she began to toddle and then run around, revealing herself to be an athlete, like her father, the South was quickly changing: by the early '70s, more than 90 percent of black children were attending desegregated schools.

 

Even so, Melissa Dent began her education at the same all-black elementary school that her father had attended. In 1975, the Department of Justice and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund hauled the district back into court, not long before a federal agency placed the Tuscaloosa system on its list of the nation's worst civil-rights offenders. The case landed on the docket of Judge Frank McFadden, a Yale Law–educated former Wall Street attorney born in Oxford, Mississippi.

 

Nikole Hannah-Jones joined ProPublica in late 2011 and covers civil rights with a focus on segregation and discrimination in housing and schools. Her 2012 coverage of federal failures to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act won several awards, including Columbia University’s Tobenkin Award for distinguished coverage of racial or religious discrimination.

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Series | The Resegregation of America's Schools, Part 1: James, Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica

  • In Tuscaloosa (AL) today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.
  • Education Fails Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

 

 

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