Posted in Civil Rights History

Missouri Becomes the 24th State and a Slave State

On this day in 1821, Missouri enters the Union as the 24th state, and the first located entirely west of the Mississippi River. Statehood came…

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America’s Dirty Little Secret

Kathleen Vohs of the Washington Post writes about the “cognitive dissonance” that plagues Trump supporters. Kelly Weill of the Daily Beast wonders whether his “hard-core fans can be deradicalized.”…

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Posted in Civil Rights Elections History

The 14th Amendment and True Equality

On this day in 1868, following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing citizenship and all its privileges to…

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Posted in Civil Rights Politics

Truman and Military Desegregation

On this day in 1948, President Harry S. Truman issues Executive Order 9981, abolishing racial segregation in the U.S. military. Covering as it did an…

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Detroit Riots and the Comeback City

On this day the 1967 Detroit Riots begin in sweltering heat. They were among the most violent and destructive riots in U.S. history; by the…

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Posted in Civil Rights Domestic Issues Rants

Should Colin Kaepernick Move to Another Country?

Better idea, congressman [ Rep. Mo Brooks ], YOU move to a different country. No, wait a minute, you’re an Alabamian, so you’re pretty much…

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