“She’s trying to find peace. She’s not trying to disrespect anybody’s ancestors,” her childhood friend, Louis McFall, says in 'Should the Confederate Flag Still Fly in Mississippi?' a documentary. “Why should she not be represented by a flag that others are?” … [Read more...] about Rapper Genesis Be’s long battle versus the Confederate flag
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Kaleb Tucker graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in May, but he can't stop thinking about the indignities he endured as a Black man on the campus of the country's oldest state-supported military college. The VMI tradition that outraged him the most: forcing first-year cadets to salute a large statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson - a former VMI professor and enslaver of six people - that stands in the center of the campus, right in front of the student barracks. … [Read more...] about At VMI, Black alumni want Stonewall Jackson’s statue removed. The school refuses.
Oluo's "So You Want to Talk About Race" has been one of the most recommended books during the ongoing racial justice movement. Her new offering is a nuanced analysis of White male America - and how white supremacy has affected politics, football and more. Oluo deftly combines history and sociological study with personal narrative, and the result is both uncomfortable and illuminating. … [Read more...] about New reads to look forward to this fall
Also, during Tuesday’s supervisors meeting, Supervisor Dean Preston introduced a ballot measure that would authorize the city to build 10,000 units of permanently affordable housing. The measure calls for municipally-owned housing by carving out a local exception to Article 34 of the California Constitution. … [Read more...] about San Francisco Supes Place CEO Tax, Affordable Housing Plan On Ballot
This is frightening. We hold the liberal media and also those managing our major social media companies accountable. We also blame those kneeling reflexively to the faux arbiters of right and wrong. They embrace diversity but they are fundamentally intolerant, intent on scuttling the prized American tradition of free speech. … [Read more...] about Liz Peek: Left silences silent majority – but watch for this in November