The whitewashing of King’s message and legacy

A large deterrent to continued progress is propaganda painting King as a sweet guy with a catchy speech device (dreams are nice) instead of as a skilled and calculating social philosopher torquing deep-rooted gears of American governance and culture to rapidly bring attention to the urgent matters of poverty, racism and war.

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Change in leadership follows Fourth Precinct Christmas tree uproar

On Friday, two officers from the North Minneapolis station, in a predominately African American neighborhood, were put on leave after adorning the Christmas tree with cans of malt liquor, Newport cigarettes, and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen paraphernalia, along with other racist items.

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Black women

Sexism, racism drive Black women to run for office in both Brazil and U.S.

The U.S. is not the only place where the advance of racism and misogyny in politics has spurred Black women to run for office at unprecedented levels. In Brazil, a record 1,237 Black women will be on the ballot this Sunday in the country’s Oct. 7 general election.

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United Nations report puts U.S. to shame among developed countries

Now, in contrast to America’s “founding commitment to human rights,” all of us will recognize that the United States and “its immense wealth” were built largely on the forced removal of Native peoples from their land, the free labor of African slaves, and myriad other human rights violations.

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Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr ape slur far from harmless, it has a profoundly racist history

The history of Blacks as apes or monkeys owes its start not to poor, unlettered, backwoods rednecks, but rather refined, wealthy and highly educated White people who invented so-called scientific racism in which Europeans sought to prove the inferiority of Blacks, ostensibly to justify their enslavement of Africans.

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