Tag: jim crow

Our white liberal conundrum

Our white liberal conundrum

| September 1, 2015

By Walter L. Fields NNPA Columnist One of the enduring debates since the enslavement of Africans in the American colonies has been the extent to which well-meaning whites can appropriate black suffering and be a true participant in our liberation. From the roots of the abolitionist movement to the Niagara Movement, and subsequent founding of […]

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What do we do after Charleston?

What do we do after Charleston?

| July 14, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “For in a warm climate, no man will labour for himself who can make another labour for him. This is so true, that of the proprietors of slaves a very small proportion indeed are ever seen to labor. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when […]

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Jim Crow’s ancestors—and children

Jim Crow’s ancestors—and children

| June 10, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels       NNPA Columnist At first glance, one might be hard-pressed to think that a recent opinion piece on the 1970s origins of the religious right as a political force and a new book on the causes of America’s founding, the war of independence of the 1770-1780 decades, would have […]

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Arizona governor stands up for U.S. Constitution in same-sex decision

| March 1, 2014

  By Brenda Robinson Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062. We’re glad she did. Otherwise, Arizona and the nation would have some difficult days ahead, including the governor. Brewer, and rightfully so, looked at the political and social effects of the bill, but also the discriminatory nature. She concluded, the bill would […]

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