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American Hate, a History

Jon Meacham, TimeThe message was clear. The fate of America — or at least of white America, which was the only America that counted — was at stake. On the autumn evening of Thursday, Oct. 7, 1948, South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond, the segregationist Dixiecrat nominee for President, addressed a crowd of 1,000 inside the University of Virginia’s Cabell Hall in Charlottesville, Va. Attacking President Truman’s civil rights program, one that included anti-lynching legislation and protections against racial discrimination in hiring, Thurmond denounced these moves toward racial justice, saying… ……

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American Airlines Faces Lawsuit Over ‘Vicious’ Attendant Destroying Woman’s Wedding Dress

American Airlines faced a lawsuit Tuesday after a woman alleged that the airline’s flight attendant deliberately destroyed her wedding dress in August 2015. The court papers claimed Yewande Oteh of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, decided to sue the airline after it failed to prevent or investigate the incident. Oteh was flying from Philadelphia International Airport to her destination wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica, when the incident took place. The lawsuit claims that flight attendant Melanie Masters put something into the overhead bin where her dress was stored just after an argument between the two….

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US Ends Program for Central American Minors Fleeing Violence

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security terminated a program on Wednesday that allowed minors fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to settle in the United States, ending travel hopes for more than 2,700 children awaiting approval. In a notice published in the Federal Register, the government said it was ending the practice of granting parole under the Central American Minors (CAM) program, which was offered to children even if they had been denied refugee status. The program started at the end of 2014 under the administration of former…

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US VP Pence Urges Latin American Nations to Isolate North Korea

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Mexico to break ties with North Korea on Wednesday, adding that “all options” are on the table with regards to the Asian state. “The U.S. places great importance on the ongoing diplomatic isolation of the Kim regime and we strongly urge Chile today, and we urge Brazil, Mexico, and Peru to break all diplomatic and commercial ties to North Korea,” Pence said during a visit to Chile in a joint press conference with Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet. U.S. President Donald…

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The Classic American Hate That Killed Heather Heyer

Tavis Smiley, TimeThere’s nothing quite like being on vacation halfway around the world and trying to explain American-style racism. As an African American, the locals expect me to be an expert on these matters. The backstory of every nation features different players, but the narrative is essentially the same: one group contests the humanity of another group or groups to ain power and privilege. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: The Classic American Hate That Killed Heather Heyer

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What Happened in Charlottesville Is All Too American

Joshua Zeitz, Politico“These people are not from here,” Rep. Thomas Garrettaffirmed in the wake of an American Nazi and Klan rally that descended into smoke and violence in his Virginia congressional district on Saturday. “It blows my mind that this many racist bigots actually exist in this country.” White supremacists, he continued, do not reflect “who we are as Americans.” … Read the referenced┬ástory here: What Happened in Charlottesville Is All Too American

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