Tag Archives: American Indians

Steve Russell :
Terror in Trumpland: The Donald names his foreign policy team

The major complaint in U.S. policy shops is that Trump has picked backbenchers who do not point to any coherent policy orientation. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | May 3 , 2016 In 2016, what was old has … finish reading Steve Russell :
Terror in Trumpland: The Donald names his foreign policy team

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Steve Russell :
Antonin Scalia was a Federalist, sort of,

and therefore would not approve of President Obama making a lame duck appointment to replace him, right? Wrong. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2016 Once upon a time, in the late 20th and early 21st … finish reading Steve Russell :
Antonin Scalia was a Federalist, sort of,

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Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

My specific proposal is to include explicit curriculum in our schools to teach the truth of our past. Seventy-seven years ago, civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” to illuminate the horrors of … finish reading Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

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METRO | Steve Russell : Voting for change

I guess my attitude towards elections could be taken as evidence that my purity has been compromised. Maybe the old cat has been belled. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | August 27, 2014 “Would you rather vote for … finish reading METRO | Steve Russell : Voting for change

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James McEnteer :
Wahoo! It’s Indian Summer

As Washington Redskin fans debate the political correctness of their team name, Indians fans and detractors grapple with the propriety of the grinning visage of Chief Wahoo. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | April 10, 2014 It’s crazy … finish reading James McEnteer :
Wahoo! It’s Indian Summer

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Sarah Berlin :
Radical justice and ‘Radical Jesus,’ coming to a bookstore near you

‘Radical Jesus’ rediscovers Jesus as a radical leftist thinker and traces changemakers inspired by his teachings. By Sarah Berlin | In These Times | April 2, 2014 A comic book might be the last place you’d expect to find Jesus. … finish reading Sarah Berlin :
Radical justice and ‘Radical Jesus,’ coming to a bookstore near you

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Steve Russell :
ALEC: All power to the (corporate) people

Those who serve in legislative bodies seldom read what they vote on and virtually never write the bills they drop into the legislative sausage machine. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 22, 2014 Cheap shots have been … finish reading Steve Russell :
ALEC: All power to the (corporate) people

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Texas Law Prof Gerald Torres on Voting Rights, Affirmative Action & More

University of Texas law professor Gerald Torres in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, Friday, July 12, 2013. Photos by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast:UT-Austin law prof Gerald Torresjoins us on Rag Radio We discuss … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Texas Law Prof Gerald Torres on Voting Rights, Affirmative Action & More

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Steve Russell : The Unlikely Story of Dr. Wahoo, Professor Illiniwek, and RGIII

Chief Illiniwok, the long-embattled mascot of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was retired in 2007. Illiniwok was opposed by American Indian groups and others for perpetuating cultural stereotypes. Native American caricatures live on as mascots in Cleveland and Washington, … finish reading Steve Russell : The Unlikely Story of Dr. Wahoo, Professor Illiniwek, and RGIII

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Tony Platt : California Dreamin’

The Bloody Island Massacre of 1850 at the north end of Clear Lake, Lake County, California. Art from Manataka American Indian Council.  California Dreamin’ California’s public history mostly erases its tragic past, turning profound injustices, such as the genocide of … finish reading Tony Platt : California Dreamin’

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Tony Platt : Justice for the Living Dead

A graduate student at an anthropology museum at Berkeley uses a craniometer to measure an ancient Indian skull. This collection alone contained more than 10,000 Indian skeletons. Photo from Life magazine, October 25, 1948. Image from The Buffalo Post.Death’s double … finish reading Tony Platt : Justice for the Living Dead

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Steve Russell : ‘Chief’ Was Born on Death Row

The North Block entrance to Condemned Row at San Quentin. Image from Strong as an Ox.‘Chief’ Stankewitz:Born on death row Just as you can’t discuss federal Indian policy without recourse to history, it’s hard to understand Douglas Stankewitz and his … finish reading Steve Russell : ‘Chief’ Was Born on Death Row

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