The problem with racists

The problem with racists

ShareAhead of the election, racial tension and violence is increasing. And it’s not both sides. It’s one. The Republican Party has used racist dog whistles for decades to motivate a portion of their base. Now, since the rise of Trump, they’re more like referees’...
Yes, Roy Moore’s a racist

Yes, Roy Moore’s a racist

ShareAlabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore is a racist. He doesn’t try to hide it though I’m sure he would deny it. He shared blatantly racist memes on a Facebook page that he and his supporters would probably claim are just legitimate opinions. They’re not. They’re...
Trading victories for losses

Trading victories for losses

ShareWhen Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he supposedly told an aide, “We (Democrats) have lost the South for a generation.” If he really said that, he missed it by a couple of generations. After 50 years, the South is still solidly Republican....
Historical context

Historical context

ShareMy great-grandfather, George Stephens, lived a remarkable life. He was born in 1873 near Summerfield in Guilford County into a family of excommunicated Quakers. His father died when he was very young and was raised by his mother. An outstanding athlete, he...

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