Category Archives: Racism

Russian Trolls

Below is text translated (with some editing) from a Russian magazine article, concerning activities of “Russian trolls” and how they used social media, online fundraising, and community organizing to interfere in the politics of the United States.

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Halloween Cultural Appropriation

Colleges and schools across the country are instructing students how to not commit the crime of “cultural appropriation” this Halloween.

What is cultural appropriation? Apparently, it’s

the taking of intellectual property, knowledge, and cultural expression from someone else’s culture without permission. [emphasis added to quotes]

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Some Lives and Some Names

Country of Niger in pink.

Some lives seem to be more valuable than others, and some names seem to be more important to remember–at least to the mainstream media.

A few weeks ago, four young men lost their lives in the service of this country. Do you know all of their names? Does the media? Can George Stephanopoulis name them?

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End of a Crazy Week

What a long, strange week this has been. We’ve been treated to some of the weirdest and most infuriating events over the past few days. What is becoming of our country?

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Columbus Day Weekend

On Monday the United States celebrates Columbus Day, a national holiday. On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in the New World.

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Former St. Louis City Officer Found Not Guilty

An update to the previous post: The verdict came down this morning on the case of Jason Stockley, a West Point graduate and Iraq war veteran:

Not guilty.

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Judge Told He’d Better Rule Correctly

Here’s a story that probably won’t receive much publicity in the mainstream media. It’s come to this now: A judge in St. Louis was “warned” by a group of clergy members that he’d better rule that white police officer Jason Stockley is guilty of murder, or else. Or else what? As yet another activist group, which included some of the same clergy members, threatened:

It’s going to look a lot like Ferguson. It’s going to be a hundred-plus days, three hundred-plus days of direct action.

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