Tag: Ku Klux Klan

The Black Mage’s Daniel Barnes and DJ Kirkland Unpack the Meaning of the Book’s Magic

Oni Press’s The Black Mage, by writer Daniel Barnes and artist D.J. Kirkland, tells a story that’s unique to the young, black magic-user at the center of the comic. But the story is familiar to any person from a historically marginalized background that finds themselves suddenly thrust into the eternally weird world of higher education. […]

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The Vigilante President

President Donald Trump has often flaunted the brawn of his supporters, adding a baseline of menace to his increasingly embattled presidency. “Law enforcement, military, construction workers, Bikers for Trump … These are tough people,” he said at a 2018 campaign event in St. Louis, Missouri. “These are great people. But they’re peaceful people, and antifa […]

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Trump, Blackface, and Guns

For most Americans, the 2019 political calendar has been overshadowed by next year’s presidential battle royale, which will feature an embattled incumbent, possible impeachment proceedings in Congress, and a Democratic primary race dominated by sweeping proposals like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. In Virginia, however, another political battle has been raging, as […]

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He’s Just a Good Ol’ Boy: Fired Michigan Cop’s Excuse for Having a KKK Application in His Home

Photo: iStock If you grew up during the ’80s when The Dukes of Hazzard ruled the TV airwaves, then you’re probably familiar with the opening lines from its Waylon Jennings-penned theme song: “Just’a good ol’ boys, Never meaning no harm …” And that, in a nutshell, is the excuse being offered up by a Michigan […]

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Michigan Police Officer Is Terminated After K.K.K. Application Was Found in His Home

A police officer in Michigan was terminated on Thursday after a prospective homebuyer who had been touring the officer’s house posted a picture on social media of a framed Ku Klux Klan application he had seen there, spurring an internal investigation. Frank Peterson, the city manager of Muskegon, confirmed on Friday that the officer, Charles […]

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‘Something Just Keeps Happening’: Dayton Shooting Hit a City Already in Pain

DAYTON, Ohio — First, the Ku Klux Klan came to town. Two days later, tornadoes destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses and obliterated entire neighborhoods in and around the western Ohio city of Dayton. Then this past weekend, a gunman stormed onto a crowded sidewalk in the entertainment district — an area of town typically […]

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Tennessee Gov. Declares Day Honoring Slave Trader and Early Leader of the KKK

Mary Barra, General Motors Chairman and CEO, speaks with Bill Lee, Governor of Tennessee.Photo: Bill Pugliano (Getty Images) Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee tipped his hand, and it’s racist AF. For some reason that only Southern states will understand, Lee signed a proclamation declaring July 13 Nathan Bedford Forrest Day. Who in the fuck was Forrest? […]

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The Impossibility of Impeachment

Polling outfits routinely ask historians and political scientists to rate the presidents from worst to best. It’s an inherently frustrating exercise. Does “greatness” depend on what a chief executive accomplished or instead on his ability to bend Congress to his will and influence his successors? How should we evaluate a president like Lyndon Johnson, who […]

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