There will be no gun control, not only because of the gun lobby and a corrupt political class, but because for many white Americans the idea of the gun is the only power they have left.
Tag: Jim Crow
UPRISING: Police Violence & Racism Have Always Enforced Injustice
It is fantasy to believe police exist for public safety, write Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, in this overview of the history of U.S. policing.
Lynching Preachers: How Black Pastors Resisted Jim Crow & White Pastors Incited Racial Violence
Malcolm Brian Foley looks into the latest data on the murders committed by white mobs in America.
How US Race Laws Inspired Nazism
As much as Americans like to think of Germany’s Nazism as a foreign evil, Adolf Hitler and his henchmen drew inspiration and guidance from U.S. race laws, as documented in a new book, reviewed by David Swanson.
Trump’s Blindness Toward Slavery, Jim Crow
Exclusive: Donald Trump’s remarkable comments about American blacks never being worse off demonstrated a stunning ignorance of or callousness toward the grotesque evils of slavery and Jim Crow, writes Marjorie Cohn.
When Black Lives Surely Didn’t Matter
Many whites counter the Black Lives Matter movement with the rejoinder “all lives matter,” a way of ignoring the ugly American history of torturing, shooting and lynching blacks, as Gary G. Kohls recalls, citing two notorious cases.
How to Eradicate Racism
The massacre of nine black churchgoers in Charleston and a rash of arson at other black churches across the South show that despite conservative self-serving claims and liberal wishful thinking about racism becoming a thing of the past, much more…
How a Classic Movie Fueled US Racism
A century ago, there was a surge in lynching and other white racist violence against blacks across the American South, combined with a burst in Confederate pride, actions and attitudes fueled by the widely proclaimed movie, “The Birth of a…
Is Arlington County, VA, Racist?
Exclusive: Many Southerners get outraged at the suggestion that racism persists these days, but residues of segregation continue in laws discouraging black voting and in the casual neglect of minority communities, even in places like Arlington, Virginia, writes Robert Parry.
Tea Party and Thomas Jefferson
Special Report: Black History Month celebrates talented African-Americans, but it also should be a time to reflect on distorted white history that has ignored damage inflicted by racist ideologues, like how Thomas Jefferson’s hypocrisies helped give us the Civil War and the…