Tag Archives: Racism

Steve Russell :
Is gun violence our manifest destiny?

The last war on U.S. soil ended in 1848, unless you count the NRA v. common sense. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | December 11, 2017 Steve Russell wrote the following article for The Rag Blog as a … finish reading Steve Russell :
Is gun violence our manifest destiny?

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Donald Trump, white resentment, racism,
and a ‘great’ America

More than 40 years of racist actions and comments demonstrate what we normally call racism. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 6, 2016 I have been aware of white resentment toward blacks since at least 1954, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Donald Trump, white resentment, racism,
and a ‘great’ America

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Michael Simmons :
Steve Earle: ‘Mississippi, It’s Time!’

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 Michael Simmons :
Steve Earle: ‘Mississippi, It’s Time!’

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Jay D. Jurie :
Community between the anvil and the hammer

Police violence against African-American communities continues to be a commonplace feature of national life and must be seriously addressed. By Jay D. Jurie | The Rag Blog | July 7, 2015 The Black Panthers: Early proponents of Black Lives Matter … finish reading Jay D. Jurie :
Community between the anvil and the hammer

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Vikki Bynum :
Racial violence, history, and the debate over
the Confederate flag

The Confederate flag symbolizes a sanitized and historically inaccurate version of the Civil War. By Vikki Bynum | The Rag Blog | July 6, 2015 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s July 3, 2015, Rag Radio interview with Victoria Bynum about issues … finish reading Vikki Bynum :
Racial violence, history, and the debate over
the Confederate flag

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Dick J. Reavis :
Former civil rights activist and political street vendor Charlie Saulsberry is dead at 70

Charlie, who was well-known around the UT campus in late-’60s Austin, ‘was a lefty, but always a heretic.’ By Dick J. Reavis | The Rag Blog | March 22, 2015 Charlie Saulsberry, 70, a familiar figure on the UT-Austin campus … finish reading Dick J. Reavis :
Former civil rights activist and political street vendor Charlie Saulsberry is dead at 70

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Lamar W. Hankins :
A problem with authority

By the age of 20, I was aware of the frequent exercise of authority in illegitimate, violent, corrupt, and otherwise abusive ways. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | December 9, 2014 The recent cases in both Ferguson, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
A problem with authority

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Harry Targ :
What to make of the elections – and what we should do next

Progressives must engage in education, agitation, and organization around social and economic justice issues while fighting the politics of fear. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2014 I am looking at exit poll data and, as … finish reading Harry Targ :
What to make of the elections – and what we should do next

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Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | ‘Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence’

This collection of essays, poetry, and art, much of it from the pages of CounterPunch, is provocative and enlightening. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | November 3, 2014 In 1771 in the North Carolina colony, Justice Martin Howard … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | ‘Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence’

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METRO | Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Are Texas legislators just slow learners?

Texas is not alone in its willingness to restrict its upscale education to a ‘possessive investment in whiteness.’ By Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2014 AUSTIN — The Texas legislature seems determined to govern … finish reading METRO | Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Are Texas legislators just slow learners?

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Murray Polner :
SPORT | Former Dodger GM’s exile from baseball: Was justice done?

Despite Al Campanis’ historic racist remark, he was a proud and honorable man who was mistreated by pro baseball’s self-righteous moral guardians. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2014 I often think of Al Campanis, a … finish reading Murray Polner :
SPORT | Former Dodger GM’s exile from baseball: Was justice done?

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Harry Targ :
The forms of violence and the meanings
of Ferguson

From police violence to economic despair, to lack of political representation, to cultural rationales for state violence, the basic characteristics of American society are uncovered. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2014 In addressing violence, researchers, … finish reading Harry Targ :
The forms of violence and the meanings
of Ferguson

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