Racism in America – the posts

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White Affirmative Action – Martin Luther King in 1968
May 13, 2018

White Affirmative Action – Martin Luther King in 1968 In recent years scholars and activists have begun to point out…

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Mass Incarceration – The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
March 7, 2018

Mass incarceration, largely through the War on Drugs, combined with white racism has produced a catastrophe for African Americans. It…

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Opioids and White Privilege – Lock’em Up vs. Treatment
December 12, 2017

Opioids and White Privilege The arrival of opioids as a national concern might focus your attention on the role of…

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Thanksgiving – a bit of a corrective history telling and turkey adaptation
November 22, 2017

Corrective History The NYTimes posted a bit of Turkey Day corrective history: “Most Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong” By MAYA…

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Recently Noted – 1930s Redlining and Segregation Today
August 29, 2017

More evidence that today’s segregated America didn’t just happen out of individual choices and preferences. The 1930s redlining of neighborhoods…

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Recently Noted – More White Affirmative Action
August 24, 2017

The 8/24/2017 New York Times featured a lengthy well researched study, “Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More…

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Trump, Charlottesville, and Presidential Blinders to White Terrorism
August 15, 2017

Viewed from a bit longer lens of history this reaction to white supremacist terrorism fits in very well with the…

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Recently Noted – “Making Affirmative Action White Again”
August 13, 2017

Ira Katznelson (see my earlier post “Affirmative Action for Whites – began in the 1930s”) wrote a brief opinion piece…

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Recently Noted – about racism
August 2, 2017

New Trump focus on race reminds us, “All of the liberal praise for civil rights has produced no results over…

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White Affirmative Action Seen Through Income Gap
July 30, 2017

So, despite the apparent legal victories for civil rights of this year, America remains as segregated in housing, education, and…

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Affirmative Action For Whites – began in the 1930s
July 17, 2017

Segregated America didn’t happen by chance nor by choice of the victims. Consistent white supremacist government action supported by private…

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New Orleans, Mayor Landrieu, and the Future of Race in America
July 13, 2017

On Friday 5/19/17 Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a powerful speech about the need to deny the falsifications of history that…

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Creating Segregated America in the 20th Century – Government in Action
July 12, 2017

Government, Federal, state and local took affirmative actions to set up and sustain segregation that is clearly unconstitutional and illegal.…

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Slavery in Hudson and nearby – continued
June 18, 2017

It is clear that though slavery in the North was not the dominant economic engine that was true of the…

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Slavery in Hudson and Columbia Cty NY
June 14, 2017

Notices of runaways slaves from the Hudson River Valley. Many were notices from slave owners in Hudson and Columbia County…

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White Privilege – White Racism
February 28, 2017

Borrowed from: http://greenlining.org/blog/2016/white-privilege-sequel/ James Baldwin pointed out repeatedly that racism is a white issue. In the US, only white people…

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Slavery by Another Name by Blackmon
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to World War II
November 13, 2010

This book brings to light the extent to which the Jim Crow laws were in fact part of a totalitarian…

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The Warmth of Other Suns – Isabel Wilkerson
October 10, 2010

Isabel Wilkerson’s book, The Warmth of Other Suns – the epic story of America’s great migration, ((New York City, Random…

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  1. We have written about this phenomenon here regularly - more here: https://americandelusions.com/racism-america-posts/
  2. King, Martin Luther. Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution | The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/publications/knock-midnight-inspiration-great-sermons-reverend-martin-luther-king-jr-10. Accessed 13 May 2018.
  3. Listen to the speech here: https://youtu.be/SLsXZXJAURk
  4. http://www.unionleader.com/Opioid-user-numbers-in-NH-are-staggering