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The New Mass Extinction: Can Prisons Really Go Green?

The New Mass Extinction: Can Prisons Really Go Green?

Prisons are desperately trying to make orange the new green.

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Top 5 Stupid Things Pseudo-Christians Said This Week

Top 5 Stupid Things Pseudo-Christians Said This Week

What idiocy did Pseudo-Christians spout this past week?

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Conservatives Desperate To Seem Not Racist Blast George Takei Over ‘Clown In Blackface’ Remark

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The right-wing blogosphere has exploded against George Takei, who blasted Clarence Thomas’ marriage equality dissent by saying he was a “clown in blackface.”

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George Takei SHREDS Justice Clarence Thomas’ Idea That Even Slaves Still Had Dignity

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George Takei was SO angry at Clarence Thomas over his dissent on the marriage equality ruling that he called him a “clown in blackface.”

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Possible Irony Alert: Is Rebel Flag Held In Place at South Carolina Capitol With A Chain? (IMAGES)

Possible Irony Alert: Is Rebel Flag Held In Place at South Carolina Capitol With A Chain? (IMAGES)

Bill Parent thinks that the Confederate flag — which was replaced after Bree Newsome took it down — is now chained in place. What do you think?

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Jon Stewart Takes Down Whiny Confederate Flag Supporters (VIDEO)

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Jon Stewart took on Confederate flag supporters on Wednesday night, and he ripped them a new one.

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Righties On Twitter Outraged After Gov. Haley Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag (IMAGES)

Righties On Twitter Outraged After Gov. Haley Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag (IMAGES)

Conservatives went nuts on Twitter following Governor Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol.

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The Beautiful Origin Of Memorial Day Conservatives Don’t Want To Talk About

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We must never forget this fact: Memorial Day was first celebrated by newly free Black slaves in Charleston, South Carolina at the end of the Civil War to remember hundreds of Union soldiers buried in a mass grave.

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How Conservatives Defend Slavery With A Straight Face (IMAGE)

How Conservatives Defend Slavery With A Straight Face (IMAGE)

When you’re this far down the rabbit hole, NOTHING is impossible to justify.

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Biggest Right-Wing Fear Regarding Equality? Losing Their Supremacy

Biggest Right-Wing Fear Regarding Equality? Losing Their Supremacy

Some people just need to feel they’re superior… especially if the only going for them is being a straight, white Christian.

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Ben Affleck Demanded PBS Program Censor Out Slave-Owning Part Of His Family Tree (VIDEO)

Ben Affleck Demanded PBS Program Censor Out Slave-Owning Part Of His Family Tree (VIDEO)

As much as Ben Affleck would like to, he cannot simply hide away his family’s dark secret. He needs to acknowledge it.

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Racist Policing: The Norm, Not The Exception (VIDEO)

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FBI statistics show that about 99.95 percent of law enforcement agencies in the US arrest black people at a higher rate than white people.

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Neo-Nazis Threaten To Murder Professor After Fox Hypes ‘Antiwhite’ College Class

Neo-Nazis Threaten To Murder Professor After Fox Hypes ‘Antiwhite’ College Class

Fox News, Neo-Nazis and Republicans are all outraged about this college course for the exact same reason. That should tell you EVERYTHING you need to know about conservatism.

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Charles ‘I Don’t Know If Slavery Was One Of Worst Things Ever’ Barkley Plans To Vote Republican in 2016

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He’s selfish, wealthy, and has stupid things to say about black people and slavery. So, of course, Charles Barkley is seriously considering voting Republican in 2016. There is absolutely no surprise here.

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Top 10 Craziest Conservative Contradictions

Top 10 Craziest Conservative Contradictions

There’s a lot more than 10 but the internet just isn’t big enough to fit them all!

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Fox’s Tucker Carlson: ‘We Don’t Have Slavery In The World Today’ Because Of Christianity (VIDEO)

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According to Tucker Carlson, slavery does not exist anymore because of Christianity. An estimated 35.8 million slaves worldwide disagree.

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Is The Phrase ‘Playing The Race Card’ As Racist As It Sounds? You Bet It Is.

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Yeah, the “race card” argument is just as racist as it sounds.

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Powerful: This Ferguson Protest Image Perfectly Sums Up The Evolution Of Racism In The United States

Powerful: This Ferguson Protest Image Perfectly Sums Up The Evolution Of Racism In The United States

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Alabama Senator Teaches Charles Barkley How Bad Slavery Was In Epic Open Letter

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According to Barkley, slavery wasn’t so bad. Alabama Senator Hank Sanders was deeply hurt by what Barkley said, and composed an epic open letter to teach Sir Charles just how bad slavery was and how it still affects us today.

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A Booth Saves A Lincoln, A Booth Assassinates A Lincoln, And Then There’s The Ford Family

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Three families, the Lincolns, the Booths, and the Fords, crossed paths, altering each other’s destinies forever. Was it fate?

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