Tag: thomas jefferson

The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Same Thing

Dear Adam and Dr. Oasay, What if I told you that there wasn’t a vaccine gap? Whenever anyone mentions how angry white people are about doing what the fuck they are supposed to do, white people love to bring up everything else except what we are talking about. If we discuss CRT, they mention BLM. […]

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Mike Pompeo Says It’s ‘Dangerous’ to Teach the Nation’s Founding Was ‘Flawed.’ Mike Pompeo Is All Conservatives

Photo: Joshua Roberts (Getty Images) Anyone who actually possesses the ability to think critically can see that all of this Republican anti-Critical Race Theory nonsense amounts to nothing more than a propaganda campaign to promote jingoism, protect white people’s feelings and obfuscate any and all references to slavery and racism in the telling of American […]

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‘Those Narratives Are So Powerful’: The Root Presents: It’s Lit! Learns How the Word Is Passed With Clint Smith

Photo: Carletta Girma, Illustration: Angelica Alzona It has been over 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived on the shores of what would become the United States of America—but as both our past and present have proven, its legacy remains writ large upon virtually every aspect of American life. Our cities, our schools, our […]

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The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Are White People OK?

Illustration: Oscar Bustamante/ The Root, G-O Media I’m beginning to get a little worried. While I’m used to receiving emails, tweets, DMs and comments from logic-impaired Caucasians, I’ve been really concerned lately about the mental health of The Root’s white readers. I know the last few months have been hard on those who lost their […]

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PageTurners: Let’s Go!! A Plethora of Summer Reads to Add to Your #TBR

Somebody’s Daughter, Vulnerable AF, Dead Dead GirlsImage: Flatiron Books, Simon and Schuster, Penguin Random House Dear every single Black author who dropped a book today, As an avid reader, I gracefully thank you for giving me material to make up the longest summer to be read (TBR) list in the history of summer TBRs. The […]

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Long, Strange TRIPS: The Grubby History of How Vaccines Became Intellectual Property

Washington’s punishment-reward approach to softening up the anti-TRIPS alliance made halting progress. In 1985, the U.S. rattled the anti-TRIPS coalition by brandishing the threat of Special 301 action against South Korea and Brazil. Clayton Yeutter, the U.S. trade representative at the time, informed both countries that Special 301 was the “H-bomb of trade policy.” (His successor […]

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George Floyd Is Dead Because America Is a Racist Country

Photo: JOHANNES EISELE (Getty Images) One year ago today, George Perry Floyd was alive. Today, you will likely read, see and hear reminiscences about Floyd’s death. There will be stories about legislation, police brutality and the criminal justice system, but none of that killed George Floyd. He was not called the n-word. He wasn’t targeted […]

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