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Jay Z and Will Smith Are Producing an Emmett Till HBO Miniseries

Jay Z and Will Smith are teaming up with Aaron Kaplan to produce an HBO miniseries about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old who was lynched in Money, Mississippi in 1955 after whistling at a white woman. His death became a catalyst for the civil rights movement—and the brutality it evidenced in race relations in America is… » 7/27/15 11:30am 7/27/15 11:30am

NYT Omits Exactly Who Lynched 4,000 Blacks in the South

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a story on lynchings and neglected to identify who did all of this racial terrorizing of blacks—American white people. The odd thing is, I read the piece and missed this inconsistency, probably because I'm clear on the perpetrators, but the omitted identifiers illuminate a… » 2/11/15 5:00pm 2/11/15 5:00pm

Ted Stevens Convicted, But Racism Still Roams Free

  • Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was convicted today of all 7 counts he faced related to not reporting gifts on his Senate financial disclosure forms. He's up for re-election but most sources agree he's unlikely to do time. [CNN]
  • The ATF foiled a half-assed plot by a bunch of psycho skinheads to kill a bunch of…
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