Tag Archives: Civil Rights
Those interested in the reasons for black oppression by the state may conclude that it adds to the corporate bottom line. By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | October 20, 2015 As a jack-of-all-trades writer and 50-year political … finish reading :
Why ‘Black Lives Matter,’ a lot!
With this song, son-of-the-South Earle aims to help convince the Magnolia State to eradicate the Confederate symbol from its flag. By Michael Simmons | The Rag Blog | September 16, 2015 “It’s largely about empathy,” says Steve Earle of his … finish reading :
Steve Earle: ‘Mississippi, It’s Time!’
It’s time to wear our colors as we work to help finish the Civil War. By Dick J. Reavis | The Rag Blog | July 12, 2015 In a recent book about the Southern Civil Rights Movement, professor, SNCC veteran, … finish reading :
We are the New Union Army!
Photo by Joshua Trujillo / AP Images / SeattlePI.com The super-predator myth: Trayvon died for our sins The evidence of a violently divided America can be understood in the failure of the criminal justice system, where rationality and objectivity are … finish reading Tom Hayden : Trayvon Martin and the Super-Predator Myth
Emmett Till, left, and Trayvon Martin. Image from Tumblr. Intimations of Emmett Till: A ‘shocking story of approved killing’ in Florida Today the pre-1960s explicit racial ‘code’ has been supplanted by the implicit code upon which ‘profiling’ is based. By Jay … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : ‘Approved Killing’ in Florida
There’s a problem when the stars and stripes exclude some Americans, forcing them to have their own flag. Image from iHandbill. The right to love and marry:Picking the fly specks out of the pepper Conservative judges on the Supreme Court … finish reading Larry Ray : The Right of Americans to Love and Marry
Former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, August 1972. Image from the LBJ Library / PBS Newshour. Lyndon Baines Johnson: My tragic hero LBJ was doomed from the start, trapped by earlier mistakes that he could not avoid without being vilified by … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Lyndon Baines Johnson As Tragic Hero
Emancipation from Freedmen’s viewpoint. Illustration from Harper’s Weekly, 1865. Image from Wikimedia Commons.The Emancipation Proclamation:The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ The candidacy of President Obama in 2012 offers a continuation of the struggle for political rights against the most sustained racist assaults by … finish reading Harry Targ : The ‘Unfinished Revolution’ of the Emancipation Proclamation
Texas civil rights lawyer David Richards in the KOOP studios in Austin, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Photo by Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog. Inset below: Richards, right, with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer. Photo by Tracey Schulz / Rag … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Storied Texas Civil Rights Attorney David Richards
Rules are rules as any fool can see: ‘The Passion of Bradley Manning’ By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | May 9, 2012 [The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story of the Suspect Behind the Largest Security Breach in U.S. … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Rules are Rules: ‘The Passion of Bradley Manning’