Tag Archives: Racism

Thorne Dreyer :
PODCASTS | Listen to Rag Radio interviews with Chris Tomlinson and David Bacon

Award-winning journalist Tomlinson discusses his acclaimed new book, ‘Tomlinson Hill,’ and photojournalist Bacon addresses the role of U.S. policies in causing the current immigration crisis. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August 11, 2014 Journalist and author … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
PODCASTS | Listen to Rag Radio interviews with Chris Tomlinson and David Bacon

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Harry Targ :
Angela Davis featured at National Forum on Police Crimes at University of Chicago

Police repression and ideological mystification are the glues that maintain structural violence. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | May 19, 2014 Stop Police Crimes! End Mass Incarceration! Free All Political Prisoners! (Rally with Angela Davis, Trinity United Church … finish reading Harry Targ :
Angela Davis featured at National Forum on Police Crimes at University of Chicago

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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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Dave Zirin :
Richard Sherman’s refusal to be a brand

If you’re going to root against the Seahawks, please do it for the right reasons. Not so Richard Sherman gets some kind of lip-buttoning comeuppance. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | January 26, 2014 I was done writing … finish reading Dave Zirin :
Richard Sherman’s refusal to be a brand

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FILM / Jonah Raskin : Reviewing ‘Fruitvale’ and Remembering the Panthers

Reviewing Coogler’s Fruitvale Stationand reflecting on the Black Panthers Fruitvale Station shows how far we’ve traveled since the days of the Panthers, and how little we’ve traveled. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | August 12, 2013 The only … finish reading FILM / Jonah Raskin : Reviewing ‘Fruitvale’ and Remembering the Panthers

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Prof Jay D. Jurie & Texas NAACP Pres Gary Bledsoe on Trayvon Martin

Central Florida Prof. Jay D. Jurie, left, and Gary Bledsoe, president, Texas NAACP. Rag Radio podcast:The Rag Blog‘s Jay D. Jurie andAustin attorney Gary Bledsoeon the legacy of Trayvon Martin They discuss the trial, racial profiling, the ‘stand your ground’ … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Prof Jay D. Jurie & Texas NAACP Pres Gary Bledsoe on Trayvon Martin

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Tom Hayden : Trayvon Martin and the Super-Predator Myth

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

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Jay D. Jurie : ‘Approved Killing’ in Florida

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

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Bob Feldman : Texas Still Ranks High in Poverty and Segregation by Race and Income, 1964-2012

Poverty in Texas has continued to grow in recent years. Image from WebGovernments. The hidden history of Texas Conclusion: 1996-2012/Final Section — Texas still ranks high in poverty and segregation by race and economic status and low in health care … finish reading Bob Feldman : Texas Still Ranks High in Poverty and Segregation by Race and Income, 1964-2012

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : RGIII Is Trending with Muhammad Ali

Robert Griffin III. Photo courtesy of Muhammad Ali Center. Image from The Nation. What did RGIII learn atthe Muhammad Ali Center? The social-media-savvy RGIII tweeted, ‘What Ali stood for and the way he expressed it from the boxing ring to … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : RGIII Is Trending with Muhammad Ali

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Bob Feldman : African-Americans and Institutional Racism in Texas, 1954-1973

Barbara Jordan was elected to the Texas State Legislature in 1966. The hidden history of Texas Part 13: 1954-1973/3 — African-Americans elected to office but institutional racism continues By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | April 17, 2013 [This … finish reading Bob Feldman : African-Americans and Institutional Racism in Texas, 1954-1973

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FILM / Dave Zirin : ’42’ is Jackie Robinson’s Bitter Pill

  A Review of ’42’:Jackie Robinson’s bitter pill This was a man tortured by the fact that his own experience was used as a cudgel against building a public, fighting movement against racial injustice. By Dave Zirin | The Rag … finish reading FILM / Dave Zirin : ’42’ is Jackie Robinson’s Bitter Pill

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