Ku Klux Klan

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President Obama and flip flop Republicans

I don’t care how anyone tries to butter up the words, President Obama’s administration negotiated indirectly or directly with terrorists for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. I write about double-minded Democrats (see my column regarding Democrats and photo I.D. when it comes to Somalis) and I will write about double-minded Republicans. Before this coward’s release Republicans were prodding Obama to do all he could for this runaway who left his fellow platoon members alone. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) urged the administration to “do all it can” to ensure Bergdalhl’s (I’ll call him coward) return, only to say today that a prisoner swap would hype up the terrorists. Continue Reading →

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Minnesota’s history of racial intolerance exposed

Book Review

By Dwight Hobbes

Contributing Writer

 

Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle’s introduction to The Ku Klux Klan in Minnesota (History Press, $19.99) begins, “The overt whiteness of Minnesota in the 1920s makes the Ku Klux Klan finding a home in the state incomprehensible to residents today” — whatever that means. It is clear, however, that while the covert racism that yet prevails in this state might not do the Klan proud, it resolutely upholds its supremacist creed. For instance, there is the constant hue and cry from Black businesses that get shut out of sweet, lucrative contracts to construct sports stadiums. Even the mere existence of Black business in Minnesota is a miniscule percentage. And judging from the behavior of some members of the Minneapolis and St. Paul police departments, it seems they had their training in a Klan camp. Continue Reading →

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The Ku Klux Klan in 86 years lynched 3,446 — Abortions accomplish this number in four days

 

 

“My name is Dan Zimmerman. Over the last three years I have done a significant amount of research on abortion in Minnesota and its effects on women. The research has revealed frightening things both about abortion and the leading abortion provider, Planned Parenthood (almost one million abortions in the last three years). I found that many have been misled by statements made by organizations that stand to gain by promoting abortion. An organization called the Justice Foundation invited women who have regretted their abortions to connect with them, and over 3,000 responded with their stories of great regret. Continue Reading →

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St. Cloud: Desperate need to maintain racism has its costs

 

By Merle Cooper

Guest Commentator

 

Recession recovery has been difficult for the most egalitarian, innovative and progressive communities. St. Cloud’s recovery is thwarted as much by area economic conditions and failures as by addiction to racism as low self-image compensation. After 159 years of bigotry carefully driven and exploited by local leaders assuming there’s no tomorrow, St. Cloud has been forced to launch its leaking public relations (PR) lifeboats. Continue Reading →

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