Texas teens dressed as KKK members for Halloween — and attacked two Black children: report

Three high-school students in Texas reportedly dressed as Ku Klux Klan members for Halloween — and attacked a Black teen with a Taser. Matt Manning, an attorney who represents the victim, said the incident occurred in Woodsboro on Oct. 31, according to a report from Corpus Christi’s Channel 3. Manning wrote on Facebook that he was “infuriated becauseContinue reading “Texas teens dressed as KKK members for Halloween — and attacked two Black children: report”

Report: Charlottesville Defendant Watched Tucker Carlson To Prep For Trial – MSNBC

To prepare to represent himself in court, one of the Charlottesville defendants watched Tucker Carlson with white supremacists in prison, according to Buzzfeed News. In his opening statement, he quoted Hitler’s, “Mein Kampf,” and then later used the N-word. 

The Taliban’s Far Right Fan Base | Decade of Hate – VICE

As the Taliban ripped through Afghanistan in August 2021 – most of the world watched in horror. But in chat rooms and message boards on the darker corners of the web – far-right groups have been praising the Taliban’s takeover, lauding their religious fundamentalism, execution of opponents, and hatred of so-called liberalism. In this episodeContinue reading “The Taliban’s Far Right Fan Base | Decade of Hate – VICE”

Plessy v Ferguson and Segregation: Crash Course Black American History #21

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”

Ida B. Wells: Crash Course Black American History #20

In this video, we’ll learn about the life story of journalist, orator, teacher, suffragette, and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Ida B. Wells made her name writing and speaking and working to improve the lives of Black Americans. She wrote for a number of outlets, and covered a wide array of issues.

Reconstruction: Crash Course Black American History #19

At the end of the Civil War, the United States was still a very divided place. 700,000 people had died in a bitter fight over slavery. Reconstruction was the political process meant to bring the country back together. It was also the mechanism by which the country would extend the rights of citizenship to BlackContinue reading “Reconstruction: Crash Course Black American History #19”

Why Are There SO Many Confederate Monuments? – Origin of Everything

Origin of Everything takes a field trip to Washington, D.C. and explores the painful history and legacy of America’s Civil War. Danielle looks at Confederate and Union Civil War monuments and what spurred their construction after the war.

Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN

America’s self-styled militias have roots dating back to the KKK’s formation during Reconstruction. In the latest “Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat,” CNN’s Sara Sidner joins Avlon as they trace this history, from the Minutemen of the 1960’s to the deadly Oklahoma City bombing to today’s Oath Keepers, some of whom face charges ofContinue reading “Inside America’s “militias”: from the KKK to the Oath Keepers – CNN”

Why We Must Never Forget Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer – NowThis

‘Heather had no idea how much her small act of walking with her friends that day would make on the world.’ Heather Heyer’s tragic death inspired a wave of unity and love that spread beyond Charlottesville. The Unite the Right rally occurred in the Virginia town on August 11 and 12 in 2017. It includedContinue reading “Why We Must Never Forget Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer – NowThis”

The Roaring 20’s: Crash Course US History #32

In which John Green teaches you about the United States in the 1920s. They were known as the roaring 20s, but not because there were lions running around everywhere. In the 1920s, America’s economy was booming, and all kinds of social changes were in progress. Hollywood, flappers, jazz, there was all kinds of stuff goingContinue reading “The Roaring 20’s: Crash Course US History #32”

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