Tag Archives: Racism

Steve Russell :
The 800 pound gorilla of 2020

All of my life, I now think I underestimated racism. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | August 5, 2019 Nobody chooses their ethnicity was what I thought as a child from the very first time I was ridiculed … finish reading Steve Russell :
The 800 pound gorilla of 2020

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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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