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Visitors and performers at Brazil’s ‘Confederate Party,’ held each April in São Paulo state.

Brazil’s long, strange love affair with the Confederacy ignites racial tension

By | Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Jordan Brasher, The Conversation — The aroma of fried chicken and biscuits roused my appetite as the country sounds of Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson and Johnny Cash played over the loudspeakers. This might have been a county fair back home in Tennessee, but it wasn’t. I was in a cemetery in rural Brazil, at the “Festa Confederada” – the “Confederate Party” – an annual celebration of southern U.S. heritage held each April in Santa Bárbara…

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Peter Cvjetanovic along with neo-Nazis and white supremacists at the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia on \ in Charlottesville, Va. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

‘White supremacy’ is really about white degeneracy

By | Commentaries/Opinions

Today’s far-right populists relish the idea that they can be morally contemptible, yet still prevail. By Keith Kahn-Harris, The Guardian — The concept of “white supremacy” is having a moment right now, and understandably so. White resentment, entitlement and bigotry never went away, but it is closer to the political mainstream now than it has been for decades. The rhetoric of the likes of Donald Trump, Viktor Orbán, Steve Bannon and…

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Peter Cvjetanovic along with neo-Nazis and white supremacists at the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia on \ in Charlottesville, Va. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

“Trumpism:” The Hate that Produces Hate

By | Vantage Point Articles

Vantage Point Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels — With the attempted assassination of a series of Democratic leaders and the savage murder of 11 worshipers in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in the past week, the American people are witnessing one of the most horrific seasons of hate and terror in recent memory. And, while there is debate about the link between rhetoric and the actions…

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The Black Press USA’s series on Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

By | Reparations

The Black Press USA is the Web site of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), an umbrella grouping of over 200 African-American newspapers spread across the USA. The NNPA has launched a global news feature series on the history, contemporary realities and implications of the transatlantic slave trade. Read the entire series below: Part I. UN Observes International Remembrance of Slave Trade Part II. The Catholic Church Played Major Role…

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The KKK assembled in Portland, Maine, in 1923. Library of Congress

Charlottesville belies racism’s deep roots in the North

By | Commentaries/Opinions

By Brian J Purnell, The Conversation — A southern city has now become synonymous with the ongoing scourge of racism in the United States. A year ago, white supremacists rallied to “Unite the Right” in Charlottesville, protesting the removal of a Confederate statute. In the days that followed, two of them, Christopher C. Cantwell and James A. Fields Jr., became quite prominent. The HBO show “Vice News Tonight” profiled Cantwell in an episode and…

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Peter Cvjetanovic along with neo-Nazis and white supremacists at the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia on \ in Charlottesville, Va. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

A year after Charlottesville, white nationalist views creep into politics

By | News & Current Affairs

The far right movement may seem all but dead, but a crop of political candidates are introducing ideas into the mainstream. Vegas Tenold, The Guardian — No one would argue that the last year hasn’t been a rough one for the white nationalist movement in America. In fact, a not insignificant number of column inches has been written about how the movement is all but dead. The leader of the…

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Fox News anchors and high-profile politicians are now openly pushing the racism of the alt-right. The fringe movement’s messages have permeated the mainstream Republican Party - Stephanie Keith / Reuters

The White Nationalists Are Winning

By | Commentaries/Opinions

Fox News anchors and high-profile politicians are now openly pushing the racism of the alt-right. The fringe movement’s messages have permeated the mainstream Republican Party. By Adam Serwer, The Atlantic — The year since the white-supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been difficult for the rogues gallery of Nazis and pseudo-Nazis who championed it. Jason Kessler, one of the organizers, was practically run out of town and faces…

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RAM member Ben Daley (center) attacks an unidentified woman at the “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Racist, Violent, Unpunished: A White Hate Group’s Campaign of Menace

By | Editors' Choice

They train to fight. They post their beatings online. And so far, they have little reason to fear the authorities. By A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, Ali Winston and Darwin BondGraham for ProPublica — It was about 10 a.m. on Aug. 12 when the melee erupted just north of Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia. About two dozen white supremacists — many equipped with helmets and wooden shields — were battling with…

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African Americans Fighting Fascism and Racism, From World War II to Charlottesville

By | Editors' Choice

By Matthew Delmont, The Conversation | News Analysis — In July 1943, one month after a race riot shook Detroit, Vice President Henry Wallace spoke to a crowd of union workers and civic groups: “We cannot fight to crush Nazi brutality abroad and condone race riots at home. Those who fan the fires of racial clashes for the purpose of making political capital here at home are taking the first step toward…

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Monday August 28th Edition of Vantage Point Radio with Dr. Ron Daniels

By | Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio | No Comments

Topics: Treatment of Black Africans in Libya Revisited, The Rally in Support of Family of Muhammad Bah, The Future of Progressives and the Democrats After Trump and Charlottesville. Guests: Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid, Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, New York, NY, Bill Fletcher, Labor and Social Justice Activist, Washington, D.C., Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Editor/Publisher, the Hutchinson Report, Los Angeles.CA.

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