Tag Archives: the South

Bob Wing : The Battlelines Are Drawn in the South

Demonstrator at Moral Monday protest, Raleigh, N.C. Image from newsobserver.com. The battlelines are drawn:Right-wing neo-secession or a third Reconstruction? In this war for the heart and soul of the U.S., the battle for the South stands front and center. By … finish reading Bob Wing : The Battlelines Are Drawn in the South

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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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Ted McLaughlin : Post-Racial America? Yeah, Right.

Confederate massacre of black Union troops after the surrender at Fort Pillow, April 12, 1864 — under the command by Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. Image from Wikimedia Commons.Post-racial America?Some would honor ConfederateGen. Nathan Bedford Forrest By Ted McLaughlin … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Post-Racial America? Yeah, Right.

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BOOKS / Dick J. Reavis : Bruce Watson’s ‘Freedom Summer: The Savage Season…’

But his take is a bit romantic…Bruce Watson’s Freedom Summer a page turner By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog / July 16, 2010 [Freedom Summer: The Savage Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy, by … finish reading BOOKS / Dick J. Reavis : Bruce Watson’s ‘Freedom Summer: The Savage Season…’

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : ‘Mockingbird’ is Muddleheaded and Superficial

First edition image from Manhattan Rare Books.To Kill a Mockingbird turns 50:Harper Lee’s muddleheadedNovel for white liberals By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / July 13, 2010 This summer, literate Americans are feting the 50th anniversary of the publication … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : ‘Mockingbird’ is Muddleheaded and Superficial

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Joe Nick Patoski : Jim Dickinson Was One Cool Memphis Cat

It’s not just the whites reaching for the black culture, it’s the blacks reaching for the white culture. It’s about the collision. Jim Dickinson. Photo from Memphis Flyer. Memphis musician Jim Dickinson dies at 67Career of artist, producer touched four … finish reading Joe Nick Patoski : Jim Dickinson Was One Cool Memphis Cat

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BOOKS / Covering for the Bosses : Labor and the Southern Press

Dixie Media Versus Unions How Southern media have strengthened the region’s corporatocracy. By Roger Bybee / August 26, 2009 [Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press by Joseph B. Atkins, 224 pp, University Press of Mississippi, July 1, … finish reading BOOKS / Covering for the Bosses : Labor and the Southern Press

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Republicans and Racism : Could Go the Way of the Whigs

Republican emailing with pictures of all the presidents. Obama’s square is just a black space with two eyeballs. It’s perfectly OK to be a racist in the Republican Party, as long as you keep it ‘in house’ and pass it … finish reading Republicans and Racism : Could Go the Way of the Whigs

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BOOKS / Bob Zellner’s ‘The Wrong Side of Murder Creek’

If you want a taste of what life on the front lines was like in the Southern civil rights movement, you have to read this book. By Jo Freeman [The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the … finish reading BOOKS / Bob Zellner’s ‘The Wrong Side of Murder Creek’

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Philadelphia, Mississippi : Former Klan Stronghold Elects Black Mayor

James Young, left, newly elected mayor of Philadelphia, MS, celebrates with supporters. Photo by Jim Prince / AP The election of an African-American mayor in Philadelphia, Mississippi, site of infamous 1964 civil rights murders, indicates a page may have been … finish reading Philadelphia, Mississippi : Former Klan Stronghold Elects Black Mayor

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Seeing Purple : You Mean McCain DIDN’T Win Florida?

Purple America / Contested South. Graphic from Facing South.Emerging demographic trends differentiated Florida, Virginia and North Carolina from the rest of the south sufficiently to overcome any ‘Bradley Effect’ and shift them into the Democratic column.By Jay D. Jurie / … finish reading Seeing Purple : You Mean McCain DIDN’T Win Florida?

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