Category - Racism

If You Want to Understand Black Lives...

On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, in 2010, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu preached unity. Source: www.slate.com

Dylann Roof Wasn’t Charged With Terrorism...

  WASHINGTON — Federal charges against Dylann Roof, who allegedly massacred nine people at a historically black church in South Carolina, came swiftly.  Just over a month after Roof committed what is, arguably, the most heinous...

Texas Officials Really, Really Want You To...

On Thursday, as mystery and controversy continued to surround the death of Sandra Bland, officials wanted to make one thing clear: The 28-year-old had marijuana in her system at the time of her death. Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

WWE Cuts Ties With Hulk Hogan After Racist...

Hall of Fame wrestler Hulk Hogan is out at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) after an audio recording featuring the wrestler using racist language was heard by WWE officials. Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

The Right Way to Remember the Confederacy

The indelibly tainted battle flag was removed in South Carolina, but in context, other Confederate monuments can help teach history for all Americans. Source: www.wsj.com

Confederate-Symbol Backlash Grows

The slaying of nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C., church last month has provoked a nationwide backlash against Confederate symbols, prompting demands to remove monuments, rename schools—even relocate graves of Confederate...

Confederate Flag Removed From South Carolina...

South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from the Statehouse where it had flown for more than a half-century, after weeks of emotional debate sparked by the shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers. Source: www.wsj.com

Lynn Westmoreland on Confederate battle flag...

  Amid today’s roiling debate in the U.S. House on the Confederate battle flag, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Coweta County, spoke to reporters with his thoughts on the… Source: politics.blog.ajc.com

House Democrats Quash Republican Push to...

Republicans, amid a storm of protest and after the South Carolina House voted to removed the flag from the state capitol, withdrew the bill from the floor. Source: www.nytimes.com