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Conservative Writer Compares Same-Sex Marriage Non-Decision To Dred Scott Ruling That Justified Slavery

Conservative Writer Compares Same-Sex Marriage Non-Decision To Dred Scott Ruling That Justified Slavery

In perhaps the worst right-wing reaction to the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear multiple appeals of same-sex marriage rulings by several lower courts, a conservative writer for the National Review compared it to the Dred Scott case.

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Colorado School Board Member: US Ended Slavery ‘Voluntarily’

Image courtesy of Sheridan School District

To say that the U.S. voluntarily ended slavery is a slap in the face to nearly everyone who has ancestors who were alive during the Civil War.

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Salon: The Republican Party Is Becoming The New Confederacy

Salon: The Republican Party Is Becoming The New Confederacy

The GOP is on the cusp of declaring itself the party of Southern Christian White Power and it all goes downhill from there.

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This Homework Question Called 15th Century Slavery A ‘Bold New Idea’ (IMAGE)

This Homework Question Called 15th Century Slavery A ‘Bold New Idea’ (IMAGE)

The student’s answer is brilliant.

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Glenn Beck: Book That Says White Owners Suffered More Under Slavery Than Black Slaves Is Great For Kids (VIDEO)

Glenn Beck: Book That Says White Owners Suffered More Under Slavery Than Black Slaves Is Great For Kids (VIDEO)

Glenn Beck is defending the racist book that Heritage Academy requires their 12th grade students to read.

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Arizona Charter School Teaches Students That White People Were Jealous Of The ‘Freedom’ Slavery Gave To Black People (VIDEO)

Nah, this wasn't that bad. We fed them, didn't we?!

This charter school is teaching students that slavery was good for black people.

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Conservative Racists Ruin C-SPAN Discussion Of Civil Rights Act, Demand Blacks Thank White People (VIDEO)

Conservative Racists Ruin C-SPAN Discussion Of Civil Rights Act, Demand Blacks Thank White People (VIDEO)

Racists called into the program to deliberately sabotage the discussion by making it about white pride and how black people should be thanking white people.

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The World Just Experienced A Historic Moment In The Fight To End Slavery (VIDEO)

The World Just Experienced A Historic Moment In The Fight To End Slavery (VIDEO)

The International Labour Organization, a tripartite agency of the United Nations, is in a fight against forced labor – the various forms of slavery in the world.

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White Iowa Teacher Tells Black Student To Call Him ‘Master’ And Faces No Serious Penalty

White Iowa Teacher Tells Black Student To Call Him ‘Master’ And Faces No Serious Penalty

Some people really don’t think before they open their mouths.

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Arizona Republican: Slavery Was Good For Black People Because ‘Slave Owners Took Care Of Their Livestock’

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Republican Congressional candidate Jim Brown thinks black people lived the good life under slavery because ‘Slave Owners Took Care Of Their Livestock.’

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WATCH: Florida Man Claims Ku Klux Klan Flag And Noose Aren’t About Hate

WATCH: Florida Man Claims Ku Klux Klan Flag And Noose Aren’t About Hate

A Florida man claims the Confederate flag, Ku Klux Klan flag, and noose outside of his home are not about hate. You’ve got to see it to believe it.

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LISTEN: Rush Limbaugh Says ’12 Years A Slave’ Only Won An Oscar Because ‘Slave’ Is In The Title

Photo still of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o in "12 Years a Slave" (2013) from IMDB.

Rush Limbaugh has a problem with ’12 Years A Slave’ winning an Oscar. He thinks it only won Best Picture because the word ‘slave’ appears in the title.

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WATCH: Fox News Analyst Blames Civil War And Jim Crow On Abraham Lincoln

WATCH: Fox News Analyst Blames Civil War And Jim Crow On Abraham Lincoln

Right-wing Judge Andrew Napolitano is spreading misinformation about the true nature of slavery and the South. And Fox gave him the platform to do it.

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10 MORE Useless Things The Worst Congress Ever Could Do

The 113th is officially the worst Congress in our nation's history. Here are some other useless things they can do to maintain this singular honor. Image: Christopher Weyant / CagleCartoons

In the competition for worst Congress ever, the 113th has shown itself to be way ahead of the competition. It’s so bad that even the GOP minions over at Fox News have confronted them about it. So far this year, they have announced their 112-day work schedule and have begun […]

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Alabama Is ‘Uneasy’ Over Slave Trade Markers Going Up In Montgomery

Photo from the Equal Justice Initiative. http://www.eji.org/node/841

This week, three new historical markers went up in Montgomery, AL to highlight the city’s role in the slave trade. This makes some people feel ‘uneasy.’

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Martin Bashir Resignation Another Win Over A Spineless Left (VIDEOS)

Photo of Martin Bashir from Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Bashir

Martin Bashir made a rhetorical statement that was in line with Sarah Palin’s comments. His quitting is another right-wing victory over a spineless Left.

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This Martin Bashir Rant Should Make Sarah Palin Shut Her Mouth For Good (VIDEO)

This Martin Bashir Rant Should Make Sarah Palin Shut Her Mouth For Good (VIDEO)

While right-wingers whine and throw temper tantrums over remarks made by Martin Bashir on Friday, the rest of America is breathing a sigh of relief and having a laugh.

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Absolute Proof the Civil War Was About Slavery

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There are still debates amongst Liberals and Conservatives over whether the Civil War was about slavery. The answer is found within secession documents.

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Nevada GOP Rep: If My Constituents Wanted Me To, I’d Vote To Bring Back Slavery

Nevada GOP state representative Jim Wheeler  told a crowd of conservatives that he would vote to bring back slavery if that's what his constituents want. Image: Gage Skidmore @ Flickr

A Nevada GOP state representative told a crowd of conservatives that he would vote to bring back slavery if that’s what his constituents want. Nevada Republican Jim Wheeler says he’d vote to bring back slavery. According to the Las Vegas Sun, that’s exactly what assemblyman Jim Wheeler told a group […]

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Columbus Day: Celebrating The ‘Greatest Wave Of Genocide In History’

Why do we celebrate Columbus Day when it's celebrated for all the wrong reasons. From slavery to genocide, meet the real Christopher Columbus. Image: Ricardo Liberato @ Flickr

The real story of Christopher Columbus. During my school years, and perhaps during yours, whenever October rolled around, we started learning about the ‘great explorer and discoverer of America,’ Christopher Columbus. We talked about how Columbus discovered America, how he made friends with the Native Americans. We drew pictures of […]

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