Since 1988, activist/journalist Daryle Lamont Jenkins, a.k.a. "The Klanbuster," has dedicated his life to monitoring the movements of the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups. In 2000, he co-founded One People's Project, a watchdog organization that maintains a database not only on hate groups but on their membership as well. It is geared towards researching and … [Read more...]
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Since the intentional misreading of the Sodom and Gomorrah story in Genesis 19 in the Bible where the twin cities were supposedly destroyed because of homosexual depravity, the causes of natural disasters always find ways to be placed on the backs of LGBTQ Americans. It has become an easy go-to explanation, usually by Bible-thumping, religious conservatives. In Ann Coulter’s … [Read more...]
Our 45th president swept into office with a foundation of racist claims. First, the very basis of his political participation was his false assertion (for which he has never apologized) that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Using the “birther” movement as a basis, “45” signaled to every random racist out there that he was willing to ignore … [Read more...]
Editor’s Note: This is the second column in a six-part series under the theme “Poverty is a math problem (and so much more).” Poverty must not be a bar from learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty. — President Lyndon B. Johnson Education is the key to opportunity. It’s a ticket out of poverty. — President George H. W. Bush The best anti-poverty … [Read more...]
A biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. For a prisoner in the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC), a 15-minute phone call can require three hours of labor. Mailing a letter — two hours of labor. A sweatshirt to keep warm in winter — 60 hours of labor. Minnesota DOC policy requires … [Read more...]