When You Hear the F-Word, Try Picking Up More Than One Meaning

Some words have multiple parts. Some dirty words say multiple things.

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Free Speech: A Reminder From Russia of How Precious It Is

We can’t let our revulsion for hateful ideas get in the way.

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University of Alabama Removes Klan Leader’s Name From Building

During a special meeting on Friday, the board of trustees unanimously voted to rename Lucy-Graves Hall solely after Autherine Lucy Foster, the first Black person to attend the school in 1956.

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An Alabama Building Honors a Klan Leader. Officials Are Adding a Black Student’s Name.

The decision to rename the building drew a backlash from some at the University of Alabama who called it a “cowardly compromise.”

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Rittenhouse and the Right’s White Vigilante Heroes

The great threat is that there are young men out there who watched the verdict and now want to follow Rittenhouse’s lead.

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Black Officer Who Was Given K.K.K. Sign by Chief Files Civil Rights Complaint

The episode on June 25 was captured in a surveillance video obtained by lawyers for Keith Pool, the first Black police officer in Sheffield Lake, Ohio.

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Fredric March’s Misguided Antiracist ‘Reckoning’ at the University of Wisconsin

How the University of Wisconsin got it wrong with a once-treasured, Oscar-winning alumnus.

#internal-sub-only, #ku-klux-klan, #march-fredric, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-wisconsin, #university-of-wisconsin-madison

After the Storm, Philip Guston for Real

Compensating for a postponed museum retrospective, an exciting gallery show revisits the painter’s late figurative style.

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From ‘Ku Kluxism’ to Trumpism

Many of the Klan’s tactics are still being used to preserve white supremacy and subjugate racial, ethnic and religious minorities in United States. 

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Learning From Daryl Davis, a Black Man Who Converts KKK Members

There’s something to be said for talking, and listening, to even unreasonable antagonists.

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John M. Patterson, Segregationist Alabama Governor, Dies at 99

He welcomed the Klan and refused to integrate schools, forging a path that would be followed by Gov. George C. Wallace.

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The Remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest Are Being Exhumed in Memphis

The remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a slave trader and leader of the Ku Klux Klan, will be moved from Memphis to a Confederate museum 200 miles away.

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Hemingway’ and ‘The People v. the Klan’

Lynn Novick and Ken Burns revisit the life of Ernest Hemingway on PBS. And a documentary about a civil suit against the Ku Klux Klan airs on CNN.

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Using an Anti-Klan Law Against Trump’s Clan

The recent federal lawsuit against Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani is forcing us into a much-needed history lesson.

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N.A.A.C.P. Sues Trump and Giuliani Over Election Fight and Jan. 6 Riot

The civil rights group brought the suit on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, with other Democrats in Congress expected to join as plaintiffs.

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K.K.K. Member Who Drove Into Protesters Gets More Than 3 Years in Prison

When Harry H. Roger drove his pickup truck through protesters near Richmond, Va., his girlfriend’s 14-year-old son was in the vehicle with him, prosecutors said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ku-klux-klan, #richmond-va, #rogers-harry-h, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #virginia

A Century Ago, White Protestant Extremism Marched on Washington

Kelly J. Baker is a writer and scholar of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. She sees frightening similarities between that culture and the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

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Tom Metzger, Notorious White Supremacist, Dies at 82

Mr. Metzger, a former Klansman and the founder of the White Aryan Resistance, was one of the most influential leaders of the white power movement.

#anti-semitism, #california, #deaths-obituaries, #ku-klux-klan, #metzger-tom, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whites

‘Vile, Racist Postings’ by N.Y. Court Officers Included Obama in a Noose

A new report found pervasive examples of racial bias — some explicit, some subtle — in New York State’s court system.

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Delay of Philip Guston Retrospective Divides the Art World

“Philip Guston Now” has become Philip Guston in 2024, after four museums postponed an artist’s show that includes Klan imagery.

#art, #black-people, #guston-philip, #ku-klux-klan, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museums, #national-gallery-of-art, #race-and-ethnicity, #tate-modern, #whites

Victim in 1963 Alabama Church Bombing Seeks State Restitution

Sarah Collins Rudolph lost her right eye at age 12 when a bomb went off at the 16th Street Baptist Church and killed four Black girls, including her sister.

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The Massacre That Emboldened White Supremacists

The 1873 murders of dozens of former slaves in a flyspeck Louisiana town still reverberate.

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Virginia Man Who Drove Into Protesters Gets 6 Years in Prison

Harry H. Rogers, who prosecutors say is an admitted K.K.K. leader, faces three additional counts of attempted malicious wounding, a felony.

#assaults, #black-lives-matter-movement, #hate-crimes, #hit-and-run-drivers, #ku-klux-klan, #richmond-va, #rogers-harry, #virginia

Lincoln Library Cancels Exhibition Over Racial Sensitivity Concerns

The library, in Springfield, Ill., said Black community leaders who previewed it feared parts of the traveling exhibition, created 15 years ago, were outdated and lacked context.

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‘Life of a Klansman’ Tells Ugly Truths About America, Past and Present

In his latest book, Edward Ball retraces an ancestor’s involvement with the Ku Klux Klan in order to shed light on the country’s legacy of white supremacy.

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The Radical Resistance of John Lewis

Willingness to risk his life for civil rights was essential to the quest for justice.

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Rename theMilitary Bases That Honor Confederates

The military should rechristen bases named for Confederates. Better options are not hard to find.

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The Tulsa Race Massacre, Revisited

Nearly a century after the Tulsa Race Massacre, the search for the dead continues.

#black-people, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hooker-olivia-1915-2018, #ku-klux-klan, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla

Petition Calls for Dolly Parton to Replace Confederate Statues

A petition is calling for Tennessee to replace statues and memorials of Confederate generals with the trailblazing performer.

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An Insatiable Rage

It is an everyday struggle to neither fall into despair nor explode in anger.

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Man Who Drove Into Protesters Said He Was a K.K.K. Leader, Prosecutors Say

Harry H. Rogers drove into a group of demonstrators near Richmond, Va., on Sunday, the authorities said. The county prosecutor called him “an admitted leader of the Ku Klux Klan.”

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Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?

It is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors.

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