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Ahmaud Arbery Holds Us Accountable

Jim Barger, Jr. The Bitter Southerner
Nobody belonged to the salt marshes of coastal Georgia more than Ahmaud Arbery. His family’s roots there run more than 200 years deep. A native of those same marshes writes about who Ahmaud was and and what his community must reckon with.

Why Southern Democrats Saved Biden

Mara Gay New York Times
For those who live in the shadow of segregation and racial terror, the election is not about policy or personality. It’s about something much darker.

This MLK Day, Remember Emmett Till and Voter Suppression

Jhacova Williams Economic Policy Institute
The prevailing belief of the circumstances surrounding 14-year-old Emmett Till’s killing is that he was accused of whistling at a white woman. Yet, the truth is he was lynched as an act of voter intimidation.

Jussie Smollett Survived an Attempted Lynching: This Is America

Rosa Clemente and JLove Calderón; Color of Change Latino Rebels
Early Tuesday, actor, musician, and activist, Jussie Smollett was attacked at a Chicago Subway by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs and with “This is MAGA country” as they beat him, tied a noose around his neck, and poured bleach on him

Finding Hope for Palestine in a Montgomery Memorial

Dima Khalidi AL.com
I came to the opening ceremonies with a delegation of other Palestinian lawyers and activists who wanted to go together to witness, learn from and make connections with our own history of violence, dispossession and erasure. Our Palestinian delegation in Montgomery left with renewed hope that we too

Friday Nite Videos | April 27, 2018

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Pain and Terror: America Remembers Lynching. All Along the Watchtower | Playing for Change. How Michael Cohen Pleading the 5th Could Backfire on Donald Trump. Trump Freaks Out on Fox & Friends. Kanye West Ignites a Debate About Racism.

Pain and Terror: America Remembers Its Past

 
More than 4,400 enslaved black men, women and children were lynched by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. As America’s first memorial and museum dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people opens in Montgomery, Alabama, Guardian reporter Ed Pilkington meets founder and racial justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson
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