What do we do now? #Election2016

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6LR9032B-Y   By LT  (White Lash video: what DO we tell our kids and grandkids? The truth, all of it…) I’m sure there are plenty of people gloating, in shock, or some even panicking, over the electoral vote for The Donald, as if this one particular presidency is going to make our life better, worse […]

Native Americans in newsrooms #NativeLivesMatter

“It is no secret that Washington faces a serious debt problem, but last time I checked, it was not because we are spending too much on Indian housing, healthcare or education.  It is not because we are spending too much on addressing the scourge of diabetes in Native communities, improving crumbling infrastructure or creating jobs […]

Bonus Read: Hateful Things Exhibit, Bad Food, Progress

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf7jAF2Tk40 SAGINAW, MI — A collection of racist memorabilia and objects depicting caricatures of black people will be displayed at a Saginaw museum in February, called Black History Month. “Hateful Things,” a 39-piece traveling exhibit from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University, is coming to the Castle Museum of Saginaw County […]

Dog Whistle Politics of Race

How Bill Clinton’s welfare ‘reform’ created a system rife with racial biases By Moyers & Company University of Minnesota sociologist Joe Soss spent a decade studying how those reforms shook out in the real world. With Richard C. Fording and Sanford F. Schram, he co-wrote the book, Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent […]

Federal court delivers important victory in SPLC case against hospital, state employees accused of taking baby from immigrant mother

03/12/2014 SOURCE:  A federal judge has ruled that a case against two employees of Singing River Hospital and a state child welfare caseworker accused of unjustly separating a newborn baby from her mother may proceed – denying the defendants’ attempt to claim immunity for their actions. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate ruled earlier this […]

Protect yourself

By Lara/Trace We knew it was going to get bad – it’s been coming for years, as long as I can remember. Bad has erupted. Bad as in evil. Bad as in inhumanity, prejudice, injustice, crazy verdicts, widespread violence, government surveillance/secrecy and now chaos. I see this and think of the control of our slave owners, now called […]

The Education of Little Tree author Ku Klux Klan and Con-Artist

(MONROE, WA) — This is one of those almost unbelievable stories that, if it were the plot of a movie script, no one would buy it. The story seems too far out there. It is also a story of the failure – not to mention the gullibility – of many in the news business, the […]

No fooling: The new Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow: How the War on Drugs Gave Birth to a Permanent American Undercaste By Michelle Alexander Ever since Barack Obama lifted his right hand and took his oath of office, pledging to serve the United States as its 44th president, ordinary people and their leaders around the globe have been celebrating our […]