Tag:Slavery

Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day: David Armstrong- 2022 Update

On this date one year ago, “Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day” first profiled David Armstrong, who was first elected to District 75 of...

Texas law leads to proposal to replace the term 'slavery' with 'involuntary relocation'

The Texas State Board of Education has received a recommendation from a group of Texas educators formed to advise for curriculum changes, including a new...

Tom Cotton Says Slavery Not About White Supremacy But Was A Necessary Evil.

The modern ReTrumplican bristles at the notion that racism, at least systemic racism, exists. They seek to “cancel” such notions by banning teaching our children...

Reporter puts Republican lawmaker on the spot over bill banning teaching much of U.S. history

If watching laws supposedly passed to ban critical race theory (CRT) from public K-12 schools used to try to ban children’s books about Martin...

Trump's weird rant praising Robert E. Lee is about changing history

Robert E. Lee has always been the focus of much Southern love. He’s been praised as a god among men by many conservative writers who...

How progressives talk about July 4 and our national history in the post-Trump presidency era

I always enjoy Meteor Blades’ post about July 4, which highlights Frederick Douglass' iconic speech, "The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro," delivered...

Before Frederick Douglass became Lincoln's thorn and partner, he ripped the bunting off July 4

Versions of this essay have appeared previously at Daily Kos. It concludes with excerpts from Frederick Douglass’s famous Independence Day speech delivered in Rochester,...

Juneteenth highlights the gap between rhetoric and reality about who’s actually ‘free’ in America

This story was originally published at Prism.  For two and a half years, enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, were both free and not free....

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Trump Now Required to Have Chaperone At All Times!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! I guess dining with a Holocaust denier/white supremacist and all-around asshole who...
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They'd be in an absurd Mel Brooks' movie if it weren't horrifically real – the county supervisors

Do not adjust your set, welcome to the Arizona zone (has a ring to it), so we’re gonna scoop...

It's Obama o'clock in Georgia

With just six days to go until Election Day in the Georgia Senate runoff, it’s now officially Obama o’clock...

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The exploiting of and problems with the 1st amendment

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Georgia secretary of state’s office launches investigation into Trump’s phone call

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