Why a Two-State Solution May Be the Only Answer to America’s Enduring Racial Divide

American white supremacy is akin to a religious cult: motivated by ignorance and fear, a critical mass of Whites regard non-Whites in much the same way that villagers in Salem regarded the witches they burned at the stake for practicing witchcraft.

I will state flatly that the bulk of this country’s white population impresses me, and has so impressed me for a very long time, as being beyond any conceivable hope of moral rehabilitation. They have been white, if I may so put it, too long. They have been married to the lie of white supremacy too long. The effect in their personalities, their

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MintPress Spoke to Legal Experts, Rights Advocates and Historians About the Future of the US Supreme Court

MPN spoke to Ajamu Baraka, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Rudy Acuña, and the National Lawyers Guild leadership about the U.S. Supreme Court and the past, present, and future of white supremacy in the U.S.

Left to right: Ajamu Baraka, National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Executive Director Pooja Gehi, Prof. Rodolfo “Rudy” Acuña, NLG Vice President Ken Montenegro, and Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz.

UPDATE 7/10/18:  President Donald Trump’s choice of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second Supreme Court nominee has confirmed that Trump seems dead-set on fortifying conservative control of the court for years, if not decades, to come. His record of hard-line right-wing stances on a range of social issues confirms what critics feared, and may push

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Taming MLK’s Radical Legacy in the Fight Against White Supremacy

It is an opportune time to put the spotlight on white supremacy in relation to King’s legacy now, as Donald Trump and his Republican Party pursue an extreme right-wing agenda that is emboldening open racism and bigotry.

Sakidra Davis of Alpha Rho Xinos carries an image of Martin Luther King Jr. during the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration's March/Parade on Saturday Jan. 18, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Sarah Hoffman)

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left behind a legacy of courage and clarity in the face of racial and economic injustice. It has been five decades since the world lost this visionary—the preeminent leader of the Civil Rights Movement—but his words and actions continue to inspire the fight for democracy and racial equality today. However, since

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Jeff Sessions’ Dog Whistle to White Supremacy: Sheriffs Guard Our “Anglo-American Heritage”

Coming from a man who was literally kept off the judge’s bench for being too racist, serving an administration staffed with unrepentant ideological bigots and ‘white nationalists,’ there is no mistaking what Jeff Sessions’ message to the sheriffs really says.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions bows his head during a prayer session prior to addressing the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Conference in Washington, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed a meeting of the National Sheriff’s Association on February 12 in Washington. As the nation’s chief law enforcer, Sessions was “among friends” and such an appearance should have been uneventful. What could possibly go wrong? Well … it appears that the Attorney General may have improvised a

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Obama, Being Black, Was Perfectly Suited to Deliver the Racist Message

As a result of his complexion, Obama was given a pass for his racial demagoguery, similar to conservatives forgiving Richard Nixon for his entreaties to China. In a sense, only the impeccably anti-communist Nixon could go to China and, in that same sense, only the phenotypically black Obama could safely disrespect blacks with such vitriol.

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

There was the time the president scolded black parents in Texas: Y'all have Popeyes out in Beaumont? I know some of y'all you got that cold Popeyes out for breakfast. I know. That's why y'all laughing. ... You can't do that. Children have to have proper nutrition. That affects also how they study, how they learn in school." And then there was the

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Why The Vengeance Toward Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

The angry politics around Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s “desertion” in Afghanistan revolve around right-wing hatred for President Obama who engineered Bergdahl’s freedom from the Taliban.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C. Jan. 12, 2016. (AP/Ted Richardson)

Opinion -- Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s guilty plea begins the end of this phase of an embarrassing, sad and morally absurd saga of American history. Sergeant Bergdahl was dismissed from the Coast Guard because of mental illness, was recruited into the Army in spite of such issues, and then was sent to the frontlines of Afghanistan where he walked

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