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Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children


A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook’s censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expression.

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We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast


The first thing that occurred to me when the reality of a Trump presidency became apparent was, “How am I going to explain this to my 9-year-old?” [This is a repost of an article for which Sonali Kolhatkar was honored Sunday by the Los Angeles Press Club.]

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More Than 100 Federal Agencies Fail to Report Hate Crimes to the FBI’s National Database


Gaps in information damage the effort to understand violence driven by racial and religious hatred.

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 READ MORE

‘A Pipeline Straight to Jail’


This repost of a 2015 column tells the story of Boris Franklin, who was caught up in a system that destroys millions of Americans, often people of color. He is now a free man and studying at Rutgers.

Posted on Jun 25, 2017 READ MORE

Do Trump’s Tweets Embolden Violent Bigots?


Islamic State and other extremist groups want us to hate, and the president is one of the chief dupes of that strategy.

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 READ MORE

A Bernie Sanders-Led Party Would Still Be an Imperialist, Pro-War Party


Even if the Vermont senator ran with the People’s Party, he would remain, in the eyes of his critics, a warmonger by virtue of his positions.

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What’s Changed in the 50 Years Since the Supreme Court Ended Interracial Marriage Bans


The court was far ahead of the times—and public opinion—in its ruling in the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia. (Pictured: Mildred and Richard Loving.)

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Chris Hedges and Cartoonist Joe Sacco on Religious Extremism and Hate Crimes in the U.S. (Video)

The Truthdig columnist and the Portland-based illustrator and journalist discussed hate crimes, religious extremism and opposition to fascism, as well as Hedges’ “CAGED” project.

Posted on Jun 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Chris Hedges and Activist Larry Hamm Discuss the Plight of Black America (Video)

“To enslave, you have to convince the people who help you do the enslaving, as well as the enslaved themselves, that they are not human beings,” says Hamm, chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress. (Hamm is pictured at far right.)

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Danger of Having David Clarke in a Top Post at the Department of Homeland Security


Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, sees the African-American sheriff from Milwaukee as an opportunist who curries favor with the most bigoted elements of Donald Trump’s base.

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‘Final Act of Bravery’: Portland, Ore., Mourns Men Fatally Stabbed Trying to Stop Anti-Muslim Rant


The two were killed Friday on a light-rail train after intervening when another passenger allegedly began shouting hate speech at two women.

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Ann Coulter May Be Joking, but What She Says Is Far From Funny


Some see her comments as offbeat political humor, but it’s a telling fact that her writing is highlighted on the websites of extremist organizations, one of them labeled a hate group.

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Structures of Power and the Ethical Limits of Speech


Can free speech be isolated as an absolute value when any practice of freedom is affected by the social and political context of today’s unequal power relations?

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Movement for Impeachment Must Be Grounded in Opposition to Trumpism and the GOP


Many on the left are balking at pushing for Donald Trump’s impeachment because of the prospect of a President Pence. But that shouldn’t stop them.

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Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease


Demagogues rise up in failed states that destroy their own democratic institutions and the rule of law. What is done to the populations we allow to be demonized will be done to all of us. (Includes interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal.)

Posted on May 14, 2017 READ MORE

‘On Contact’: Chris Hedges and Organizer Adam Jackson Discuss Black Activism for a New Era

“Most revolution is local,” says Jackson (shown), CEO of the Baltimore organization Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.

Posted on May 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

From Bill Maher to Sigmund Freud: A Very Unfunny Look at the Enduring Politics of Hate


Freud’s insights—from his writings and exchanges with Albert Einstein more than eight decades ago—offer a crucial perspective into America’s current political crisis.

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Did Islamic State Hijack the French Election?


The hackers who leaked Emmanuel Macron’s emails are late to the party. The biggest de facto backer of his opponent, Marine Le Pen (pictured), is the terrorist organization.

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Reign of Idiots


Heading the mindless generals, economists, bankers and politicians is the King of the Idiots, who victimizes the mass of Americans between tweets.

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Late Night Show Hosts Bid Bill O’Reilly a Not-So-Fond Farewell (Videos)

By Natasha Hakimi

The Fox News star is officially off the airwaves, but Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and others are not, and they have a few parting words for “Papa Bear,” as Colbert likes to call O’Reilly.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Here Are Some of the Ways Bill O’Reilly Gave Us Trump and Cheapened America


O’Reilly has been ousted, but the despicable strategy of orienting Fox “news” toward the nativist far right in the United States will continue.

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New Leader of Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White


The inexperience of Candice Jackson (pictured), the woman chosen by Betsy Devos to head the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, raises questions about how she will investigate allegations of unfair treatment.

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Donald Trump Surrenders to the War Party


The president, who will pursue the imperial military offensive that Barack Obama initiated, hopes the “deep state” will have mercy on his presidency.

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The Forgotten History of U.S. Deportations to Mexico in the 1930s (Video)

Francisco Balderrama, author and professor of American history and Chicano studies, explains why we must revisit this history in light of President Trump’s immigration policy.

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

How White Nationalists Win Whenever the Media Take Their Racist Bait


White supremacists have targeted college campuses, causing upset and gaining attention.

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Neil Gorsuch and the Deconstruction of the Administrative State


Despite the Supreme Court nominee’s contention that judges are politically impartial, his record indicates that he would play to the Trump administration.

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A Last Chance for Resistance


Unless we act now, Americans will remember 2017 as the year their naive belief in the recovery of democracy died under the heel of despotism.

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What’s the Matter With Iowa? Dark News From Red-State America


A slew of Republican legislation is flowing out of the Capitol in Des Moines during this radical right-wing moment in U.S. history.

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 READ MORE

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Rising Above Racism Is Imperative for Human Societies


Scapegoating immigrants absolves the true culprits—neoliberal capitalism and corporate greed—from blame. But this is too simplistic.

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Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought


The president presides over an America in which “analysis and historical memory have given way to a culture of spectacles, sensationalism and immediacy,” says journalist Henry A. Giroux.

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Dear Rep. Steve King: Our Civilization Isn’t White and American Babies Aren’t ‘Other’


Rep. Steve King of Iowa goes full-on racist again, supporting hate-speech master Geert Wilders in the Dutchman’s quest to reverse globalization and ban Muslim immigration.

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 READ MORE

Footage in Documentary Prompts New Questions About Shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson (Video)


Details in the film are bringing fresh scrutiny to the circumstances of the teenager’s 2014 death at the hands of a police officer in the Missouri town.

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Get Used to It, America: Brown People Are Here to Stay


Guided by the xenophobic ideology of such advisers as Steve Bannon, President Trump is pushing back against inevitable changes.

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 READ MORE

Dave Chappelle Addresses Rural Ohio City Council About Policing Concerns (Video)

Following an incident of police brutality in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where Chappelle lives, the comedian highlights the need for local political participation.

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Russell Brand Pokes Holes in Trump and Fox News’ Anti-Immigrant Narratives (Video)

“Isn’t it so extraordinary to learn that there’s no real correlation between immigration and violent crime?” the “Trews” host says.

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Why Trump’s Revised Executive Order Is Still a Racist Muslim Ban


Whether or not the new travel ban stands up in the courts, it is a piece of sordid bigotry.

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Sikh American Shot in His Driveway by White Gunman


Sikhs are not Muslim, but they often are targeted in Islamophobic hate crimes.

Posted on Mar 5, 2017 READ MORE

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Don’t Be Fooled by Trump’s Talk of ‘Unity’


The president played on themes of harmony in his first address to Congress, but recent incidents of violence and bigotry tell a different story.

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 READ MORE

Justice Department Appears to Be Retreating on Voting Rights


The DOJ, now overseen by Trump appointee Jeff Sessions, says it has abandoned the Obama-era position that a Texas voter ID law intentionally discriminated against minorities.

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The Return of American Race Laws


The campaign to deport millions is a first step toward the clash of civilizations that the white supremacists in the White House believe is inevitable at home and abroad.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 READ MORE

The Fight Against Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism Won’t Be Won by This White House


The Trump administration has failed to address threats of violence against Jews and Muslims in the U.S.—but Americans committed to justice can do what the president won’t.

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 READ MORE

James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness


At this frightening moment in American history—with a racist in the White House and amid rising levels of racial hatred—there is no more important writer than Baldwin.

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Most Shameful Act So Far


The president’s false assertion of massive voting fraud is intended for one purpose.

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Small Survey Finds Negative Feelings Among Police Toward Black Lives Matter


A law firm canvasses 200 police officers about race relations on the job.

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