Martin Luther King gave “The Three Evils of Society” speech on August 31, 1967, at the first and only National Conference on New Politics in Chicago. Continue reading A riff on MLK’s “Three Evils of Society”-calling BlackLivesMatter, MoralMonday, and the relatively conscious rest of us
Francis Pusok was badly beaten by a group of San Bernadino Sheriff’s deputies, as seen in a video that has, by now, been widely circulated. What many readers and viewers may not realize is that Pusok is white. Continue reading The man who was beaten by #SanBernadino deputies is white. Now what?
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Lennon Lacy, 17, was found dead just hours before a big game in his high school’s football calendar. Photograph: The Guardian
Forensic pathologist questions procedures followed by authorities after Lennon Lacy, 17, was found hanging from a swing set in a largely white trailer park
Now that Election 2014 is over and we await whatever happens next in the Democratic camp, progressives need to step up efforts to take their rightful place at the helm of the party.
It is clear that voter disengagement was more a function of the unwillingness to keep voting in the status quo, than it was the abandonment of the Democratic party. It should be taken as a warning to Democrats that the party, as it is now, not only stopped reflecting the popular view, but has also allowed itself to be dragged into the Republicans’ dangerous race politics. Continue reading Restoring our Democracy: Calling the NAACP and MoralMondays