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The KKK and Church Bombings

Efforts to prosecute the other three men believed responsible, Herman Cash, Bobby Frank Cherry and Thomas E. Blanton, continued for decades. Though Cash died in 1994, Cherry and Blanton were arrested and charged with four counts of murder in 2000.

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When Will Enough Be Enough?

There are two things going on with respect to mass shootings in this country. The first should be self evident. It is entirely too easy…

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George Wallace, JFK and Desegregation

On this day in 1963, after defiantly blocking the door at the University of Alabama in open hostility to the United States government, George Wallace…

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NC KKK Group Goes Recruiting In Black Neighborhood

Looks like the Ku Klux Klan went barking up the wrong tree this time. A North Carolina KKK group went recruiting in Florida, but got…

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Calling A Spade A Spade: Is It Fair To Compare The Tea Party To The KKK? (VIDEO)

Jamelle Bouie has a piece in The Daily Beast this week that deals with email comments made by Alan Grayson in which he compared the…

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Taking On The Klan And The Ghosts Of Segregation

I grew up in the Deep South. Some of my earliest memories are of discrimination and the imagery associated with it. As a very young…

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