Dragons, and Kleagles, and Kludds, Oh My!

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*+-John MacMurray: Perhaps the public disrespect to President Obama shown by these Orange County Republicans goes deeper than mere juvenile humor, or just a sour grapes attitude over losing two Presidential elections to him.

Reflections on Black History Month

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*+-Carol Lutness: This is not just a struggle for the African American. It is a struggle for all but the very few. Never was there a greater crisis than we all face now economically, politically and environmentally.

Rebel Flags and Locust Plagues

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*+-Berry Craig: I’m pretty sure another reason for the in-your-face Rebel revanchism is because we have an African American president.

Saying ‘I’m Not a Racist’ — Honestly

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: I was born into this American racist consensus and I have lived to see its demise. The greatest proof that we are nearing the end of this idea is the constantly repeated claim, “I am not a racist.”

Where Is the Outrage?

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*+-Steve Ybarra: Tell the Republicants that the 1.775, 389 registered Spanish-surnamed Democratic voters condemn this petty, cowardly attack on our President.

The Confederacy Must Be Destroyed

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The Real Story of the White Citizens’ Council

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*+-James C. Cobb: Pledged to maintain white supremacy, the councils foreswore violence but did their best to intimidate blacks who might think about challenging the status quo and to make painful examples of those who did.

Mississippi Governor’s Remarks Reveal Much about White Racism

*+-Jessie Daniels: This is classic white racism. Horrible years of grueling oppression? Ah, get over it. One of the white supremacist sites I looked at in Cyber Racism makes a similar argument about slavery – a supposedly ‘humane institution’ that slaves ‘loved and wanted to return to’ after emancipation.