Tag Archives: racism

Robert Reich: Racism Is Profitable

The above video is from Robert Reich’s Inequality Media. This video ties in to a degree with the previous post on how labor has been exploited especially since the mid 1970s. Lyndon Johnson many years ago made an astute observation … Continue reading

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Being Racist

We have to look at ourselves in the mirror and consider whether we are racist. It’s not easy to do in the best of circumstances. Dictionaries consistently define a racist as someone who has a notion that one’s own ethnic … Continue reading

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You Want a Confederate Monument?  My Body Is a Confederate Monument

Right at the time of renewed racial tensions in the USA comes this short and very gritty look at an aspect of the relics of the Civil War that few ever think of. Reading this really opened some channels of … Continue reading

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Why Racism?

Racism is a feature of the Trump administration geared toward activating marginal voters who support his racist statements to get them to vote to elect Republicans, posits Thom Hartmann in the clip below. “When Trump said this he knew exactly … Continue reading

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Why Condemn King Now?

A 3 minute videos from just before the midterm election. At that time King was a campaign co-chair for Kim Reynolds. Reynolds refused to disavow King at that time. She won with votes from King’s district. Political opportunism, anyone? We … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts At Thanksgiving

Letting the old mind idle for the holiday: Terry Branstad panders once again Let’s face it Iowans, this guy is a far right winger; he just sounds better than most when he does things like this: After joining in the … Continue reading

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Confederate Flag: Heritage And Hate

Slavery and Jim Crow discrimination cast a long shadow on American society. Racial hatred remains a potent force in our society, as a recent horrific event reminds us. On June 17, a white gunman massacred nine blacks in a Charleston … Continue reading

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Decentralized and United we stand, Divided We Fail

[by David Van Thournout] I want to talk to my democrat friends who are in the fight to help Obama win in 2012. One person, even if he’s the president, can’t really change things in America. But I still believe … Continue reading

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