KKK trying to reach new ppl during the 50th celebrations. Residents tell me this was on their door step this morning pic.twitter.com/ZmwfwkqZ0K
— ashley thompson (@ashleythompTV) March 8, 2015
Just this week, I was asked whether I thought the Department of Justice’s Ferguson report shows that, with respect to race, little has changed in this country. I understand the question, for the report’s narrative was woefully familiar. It evoked the kind of abuse and disregard for citizens that spawned the Civil Rights Movement. But I rejected the notion that nothing’s changed. What happened in Ferguson may not be unique, but it’s no longer endemic, or sanctioned by law and custom; and before the Civil Rights Movement, it most surely was. ~President Barack Hussein Obama
#Selma50 We Must Honor Selma Foot Soldiers by Repairing What They Fought For https://t.co/S7c4mjbGIg via @aclu pic.twitter.com/KekqxaG8CzMeet the New Jim Crow.
— The Crisis Magazine (@thecrisismag) March 8, 2015
Fifty years ago, African-Americans were kept from the polls by the threat of beatings and lynchings. Today, Jim Crow has traded in his white sheets for spreadsheets. He’s Dr. James Crow, systems analyst. His method is lynching by laptop.Diane Nash refused to march in #Selma50 because George Bush