Woolworth Headquarters Embraced by the lunch-counter and sit-in Protest Movement. 1934. Greensboro, North Carolina may not jump into your mind as a shining civil rights city at first mention. But add 'lunch counter sit-in ', and searing black and white photographs fill many of our inner eyes. Sitting on the "wrong" side of the legendary Greensboro Woolworth counter. 1963. The ironic development this week from the 2016 GOP Carnivale of Idiocy is soul satisfying. T'Rump got a firmly worded and unequivocal No(!) for once in his life. Fist bumps and kudos to the [...]
This professional grade revisioning is so cringeworthy it could hurt, fair warning. Regressives are just having a banging week. [Two take the urinal cake.] Mister Pittenger takes his cake for running a Fifties filter on life … until you run into a Trumpette that believes we are post-post-racial/sexist. […]
Guns, Bibles and gays. For those of us who can remember the Johnson-Nixonian era of racial ignorance and nativist pearl clutching (make that pearl-handled derringer clutching for the helpless dames), this decade is ringing in far too many memories of a deliberately divided and globally embarrassing nation at war with itself and it's own liberty. There is some serious work to be done in some 48 days. The update of the Guns, Bibles and gays triangulation is potentially lethal, people. We believed that was as self-sickened a culture as we could imagine, following on the tarred heels of Jim Crow, Vietnam [...]
Nicole Sandler reminds everyone to vote today. And the 2016 election is one year away! Joan Walsh visits today to talk about her new gig at The Nation, and how prescient she was with her book "What's the Matter with White People." And it's Tuesday, so it's GottaLaff too!
The Gliberal Goddesses (Gottalaff, Amy Simon & Nicole Sandler) gather to talk about everything from Rachel Dolezal to electoral politics. And Driftglass makes his debut on the show, bringing the bone he has to pick with David Brooks. Plus the latest on the TAA/TPA vote in the House and more
It's a big Friday show - Nicole speaks with Tim Wise, antiracist essayist, author and educator, about race in America. Author/blogger and mom Joanne Bamberger joins in for a conversation about our shared experience as adoptive moms. And for Flashback Friday, the late Kevin Gilbert from 1995.
Nicole devotes today's show to the controversy surrounding Patricia Arquette's calls for equal rights and equal pay for women. Imani Gandy (@angryblacklady) joins in during the first hour to explain why she and other women of color were so offended. In hour 2, Nicole shares some emails, Tweets and the full email exchange that Elon James White quoted from on his blog.
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We know that history tends to repeat itself. Today is the 51st anniversary of the March on Washington, which brought us Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech. It's the 46th anniversary of the infamous police riot that broke out during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, when police brutalized thousands of anti-war protesters on nationwide television as the demonstrators chanted, “The whole world is watching.” 57 years ago today, North Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond began an (unsuccessful) attempt to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1957. He spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes, setting a record [...]
Ever since I heard prosecutor John Guy misquote George Zimmerman in his shocking expletive-laced opening statement to the jury, I've been wondering why they would stipulate that the killer didn't use the racial epithet that so clearly assaults my ears each time I hit 'play'. But the first words out his mouth after saying "Good morning" to the jury, was "fucking punks". That is NOT what George Zimmerman said on that 911 call. I don't care how many "experts" say otherwise, but I've listened over and over, and hear quite clearly Zimmerman's hatred and racism seethe in his under-his-breath [...]