Tag: Race

Martin L. King, Jr.’s lesson (and challenge) for moral activists on the 30th anniversary of the MLK Day holiday

Martin L. King, Jr.’s lesson (and challenge) for moral activists on the 30th anniversary of the MLK Day holiday

As I wrote about yesterday, this week we have brought on a new regular contributor, Sommer Foster. Today is her first “official” post as an Eclectablogger. If you’d like to help Eclectablog to continue growing and bringing on paid staff, please consider making a donation during our fundraiser this week. More details on that HERE. Thanks so much. Martin Luther […]

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“I didn’t know teaching was a crime” – Teacher suspended for using art to encourage discussion over race and policing

“I didn’t know teaching was a crime” – Teacher suspended for using art to encourage discussion over race and policing

For a recent final exam, Nevada high school teacher Elizabeth Clausen showed her students this provocative painting by artist Michael D’Antuono and asked them to use critical thinking skills to form an opinion about how the art represents American society and our country’s history. A handful of parents were outraged and now Clausen is on temporary leave and may lose […]

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Being fired for sending racist emails just like being raped says self-described non-racist Ferguson, MO City Clerk

Being fired for sending racist emails just like being raped says self-described non-racist Ferguson, MO City Clerk

After a Department of Justice investigation, Ferguson City Court Clerk Mary Ann Twitty, was fired after 19 years on the job for using her city government email to send racist emails. One email showed a photo of Ronald Reagan feeding a bottle to a chimpanzee with the caption “Rare photo of Ronald Reagan babysitting Barack Obama in 1962.” Another said […]

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Dr. King had a dream, and so do I.  Unfortunately, neither one of us is doing very well realizing that dream!

Dr. King had a dream, and so do I. Unfortunately, neither one of us is doing very well realizing that dream!

Today marks the celebration and remembrance of the life and journey of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It took decades of struggle to set aside a day, and then another lengthy campaign to memorialize Dr. King in Washington, D.C., to honor someone this critical and authentically important. Given his great vision and what he did for the Civil Rights movement […]

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On MLK Day Michael D’Antuono’s art depicts how far we have yet to go on race relations in America

On MLK Day Michael D’Antuono’s art depicts how far we have yet to go on race relations in America

“The Talk” painting by Michael D’Antuono, reproduced with permission by the artist. As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day across the country, artist Michael D’Antuono released his latest painting called “The Talk”. Here’s what D’Antuono has to say about his piece: In honor of Martin Luther King Day, activist artist Michael D’Antuono is releasing “The Talk,” his painting highlighting […]

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(Not) Joe the (not) plumber: “Admit it. You want a white Republican president again.”

(Not) Joe the (not) plumber: “Admit it. You want a white Republican president again.”

Aye, aye, aye… Photo by Chris Savage | Eclectablog Remember Samuel Wurzelbacher? Let me refresh your memory: he was the stooge the Palin/McCain campaign trotted around the country under the name Joe the Plumber. He was neither a “Joe” nor a “plumber”, typical of the blatant lying that took place in 2008. Well, (not) Joe is back and hoo-boy is […]

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OMFG!!! A Moment of Sanity from Glenn Beck!

I can’t believe it. Mr. “GET OFF MY PHOOOO-OOOONE!!!” himself had a moment of lucidity, sanity and understanding on his television show yesterday. Who is this impostor and what have you done with Glenn Beck?! The piece was about Henry Louis Gates. Beck had on David Horowitz who basically blamed the entire episode on Gates himself. Beck actually stood up […]

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