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Guns? Yes. Masks? No. And Gestapo in Portland.

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
Only in the U.S.A. does a large section of the population think owning an assault weapon is a sacred right, but wearing a mask in a pandemic is a restriction on liberty.

The Injustice of This Moment Is Not an `Aberration'

Michelle Alexander The New York Times
demonstrators protesting police murder of Freddie Gray No issue has proved more vexing to this nation than the issue of race, and yet no question is more pressing than how to overcome the politics of white supremacy...that threatens our ability ever to create a truly fair, just and inclusive democracy.

White Nationalists Plot Election Day Show of Force; Greenville Church Burning, Vandalism Investigated as Hate Crime

Ben Schreckinger; Brianna Cox; Morgan Howard, Mary Brantley Politico; Atlanta Black Star; Mississippi News Now
White nationalists plot election day show of force - KKK, neo-Nazis and militias plan to monitor urban polling places and suppress the black vote. The Oath Keepers, a group of former law enforcement and military members often showing up in public heavily armed, is advising members to go undercover and conduct 'intelligence-gathering' at polls. The predominantly black Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi was burned "Vote Trump" graffiti was scrawled on it.

Tidbits - September 15, 2016 - Reader Comments: Standing Rock; Trump Supporters; GOP Voter Suppression; Saudi Arabia; Women's Boat to Gaza; data crunching tool; sex; and more.....

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Reader Comments: Standing Rock - Protest, Solidarity and Pension Funds; Hillary Right About Trump Supporters; GOP Manipulation and Voter Suppression; Class War by Other Means; Saudi Arabia; Women's Boat to Gaza Sets Sail; Facts and Numbers to Fightback With - EPI's new data crunching tool; Announcements: Virtual Book Discussion about `Because of Sex; 50-Year Rag Reunion & Public Celebration - Austin, Texas

The Mythology Of Trump’s ‘Working Class’ Support

Nate Silver FiveThirtyEight
Class in America is a complicated concept, and it may be that Trump supporters see themselves as having been left behind in other respects. Since almost all of Trump’s voters so far in the primaries have been non-Hispanic whites, we can ask whether they make lower incomes than other white Americans, for instance. The answer is “no.” (This article appeared during the primaries this Spring. It is still relevant today as we analyze who are the Trump supporters.)
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