We all understand that climate change is real, it’s here, and that the consequences of our inaction will be disastrous for our species and countless other forms of life around the world. But what happens when those in positions of power see climate change as a means to an end? A way to make trulyContinue reading “How Fascists Are Taking Advantage Of Climate Change – Second Thought”
50 years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Loving — Mildred and Richard Loving, who successfully sued the state of Virginia, forcing it to recognize their interracial marriage. That landmark case overturned laws against interracial marriages all across the country.
The United States’ Constitution is not a very detailed document. It lays out the basic structure of government, and the details are filled in with legislation, and clarified and reinforced by court decisions. One of the most consequential Supreme Court decisions was the 1896 case of Plessy v Ferguson, which set the precedent that segregatingContinue reading “Plessy v Ferguson and Segregation: Crash Course Black American History #21”
Timothy Mellon is the Wyoming-based grandson of banking tycoon Andrew Mellon. He is responsible for nearly 98% of the donations to Texas’ border wall fund. An out-of-state billionaire who has previously bankrolled attempts to defend controversial immigration laws is responsible for nearly all the donations to Gov. Greg Abbott’s $54 million border wall fund. A member of oneContinue reading “Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.”
Elected GOP leaders are claiming that the Biden admin is “importing Covid” with migrants on a “wide open southern border.” It’s a false conspiracy theory with a fraught history. But why is hateful nativism going mainstream again? Journalist and author Jean Guerrero and Texas State Representative Claudia Ordaz Perez discuss where all this rhetoric mayContinue reading “Why Are Republicans Falsely Blaming Migrants For Covid? | The Choice – MSNBC”
Two years ago this week, a gunman in El Paso, Texas, killed 23 people in a Walmart — most of them Latino. The white man charged with murder allegedly told police he drove 11 hours to the U.S.-Mexico border city with the intention of targeting Mexicans. He reportedly complained about a “Hispanic invasion” of TexasContinue reading “2 Years After El Paso Massacre Of Latinos, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Festers”
Deb Haaland announced an initiative to ‘uncover the truth’ of policies that forced Indigenous children to assimilate The US government will investigate the troubled legacy of Native American boarding schools and work to “uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences” of the institutions, which over the decades forced hundredsContinue reading “US to investigate ‘unspoken traumas’ of Native American boarding schools”
The experience was so demeaning that Susie Angel did not vote again for two decades. It was 1991, she recalled, and she was a 21-year-old learning to live independently with cerebral palsy, which she has had since birth. She waited in line at her polling place in Austin, Texas, for hours. Then she waited forContinue reading “GOP Bills Rattle Disabled Voters: ‘We Don’t Have a Voice Anymore’”