"Our findings suggest that racism literally makes people old.'"
“Of course, you can't go to a major city in continental Europe without seeing some colonial, racist crap. It's why I decided against Amsterdam for a Christmas trip."
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
“He starts out a happy, enthusiastic kindergartener. But by middle school Idris has some disturbing questions about the value of his racial identity…"
...At this age, Idris is absolutely aware that his racial identity is paramount to his experience,...He is aware that other people see him differently, and, disturbingly,...And no official from the school, including teachers and administrators, as far as we know, have brought these issues up in the classroom, on the playground, or in parent/teacher conferences."
"It was pretty obvious at this point that TED had a very specific idea of what they would not allow."
In the early 1930s, Joseph Staton, an employee of The Northwest Enterprise, a prominent African-American newspaper in Seattle, was arrested and booked in jail for vandalizing an automobile….
The image that Staton removed from the spare tire cover featured the logo of the Coon Chicken Inn, a fried chicken restaurant chain in the Northwest whose logo featured a ‘Coon’, or a racist caricature of an African-American male popular in 19th century minstrel theatre and early 20th century advertising,....
The restaurant was founded in Utah in 1925 by Maxon Lester Graham,....
“More than a few black Mormons here in America have gone on record reflecting these same racist ideas about themselves as inspired by God."
“This is probably too obvious to need saying, but I’ll say it anyway. African-Americans in the pre-civil rights South didn’t complain to their white overlords, especially the poor whites who sometimes worked next to them. Uttering complaints about the way you were being treated or about the heartbreaking unfairness of Jim Crow segregation was an excellent way to get fired or, if the good old boys within earshot were so inclined, lynched."
“On this date in 1967 Charley Pride became the first African-American solo singer to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. He opened a door that to this day not many have passed through."