Mark Zuckerbergs new mission is to bring the world closer together. But Facebook groups can unite extremists as easily as they serve hobbyists Ricky Caya was looking for something. A 43-year-old postal service worker and father of two in Quebec, he felt unsettled and unconnected. The great social movements of the 1960s, the American civil rights movement, flower power, the… Continue reading "How Facebook groups bring people closer together neo-Nazis included"
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African American star Robeson built his singing career in the teeth of racism in the early 1900s. But his radicalism was spurred on in Britain by a chance meeting with a group of Welsh miners Paul Robeson possessed one of the most beautiful voices of the 20th century. He was an acclaimed stage actor. He could sing in more than… Continue reading "How Paul Robeson found his political voice in the Welsh valleys"
In this extract from her book, Susan Bordo asks how the most qualified candidate ever to run for president lost the seemingly unloseable election Many books have been written about the way racial differences among feminists both divided and pushed feminist thinking and practice forward over the past several decades. In the 2016 election, however, it was not race but… Continue reading "The destruction of Hillary Clinton: sexism, Sanders, and the millennial feminists | Susan Bordo"
Rev Al Sharpton called the presidents self-referential Black History Month welcome event at the White House tantamount to an insult On Monday Donald Trump marked the first day of black history month with a so-called listening session, culling together about a dozen black Americans, virtually all campaign supporters or administration staffers, to inaugurate the month. The meeting, which was only… Continue reading "Trump’s Black History Month speech a ‘dire forecast’ for black community"