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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Oct 24, 2008 'Race question mark' over US town
QUOTE: Fayette County residents on the race issue "I'm not voting for Obama, he's black."
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Feb 18, 2008 The Freedmen's Remedy: The big discrimination case before the Supreme Court
QUOTE: The question before the Supreme Court...is whether an employee can sue for race discrimination based on Section 1981 [which gave former slaves the same rights to "make and enforce contracts" as white people] if his claim is that his employer retaliated against him [in this case, by firing him].
Slate Jul 15, 2007 How racism hurts -- literally
QUOTE: More than 100 studies -- most published since 2000 -- now document the effects of racial discrimination on physical health .... Most striking, researchers note, is how consistent the findings have been across a wide range of studies. The task now, they say, is to discover why.
Boston Globe Jun 15, 2007 A Name Change To Honor Slaves Who Built Capitol
QUOTE: "The very people who built this shrine of freedom were slaves and not recognized properly," said [Reps. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.)… what better way to honor the people who built the Capitol than call it Emancipation Hall?”
Washington Post Mar 03, 2007 Cherokee Nation To Vote on Expelling Slaves' Descendants
QUOTE: The 250,000-member Cherokee Nation will vote in a special election today whether to override a 141-year-old treaty and change the tribal constitution to bar "freedmen," the descendants of former tribal slaves, from being members of the sovereign nation.
Washington Post Feb 03, 2007 In Va. House, 'Profound Regret' on Slavery: Delegates Unanimously Pass Resolution of Contrition About State's Role
QUOTE: The House of Delegates unanimously approved a resolution Friday expressing "profound regret" for Virginia's role in the slave trade, a significant act of contrition by a body that used to start the day with a salute that symbolized the state's Confederate heritage. The resolution, one of several that lawmakers are considering as part of the 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of Jamestown, is one of the biggest steps any state has taken in offering remorse for the enslavement of millions of Africans and Caribbean islanders during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Washington Post Oct 03, 2004 The Promised Land: Bigotry and bankruptcy haven't driven Ricky Haynie from the fields his ancestors worked as slaves
QUOTE: ...scathing report charging that the USDA had paid $12 million in legal fees to thwart giving thousands of black farmers their settlement money. "Instead of processing claims as promised," the report states, "USDA used the full weight of the federal government against African American farmers it had already discriminated against."
Washington Post Aug 29, 2004 'African-American' Becomes a Term for Debate
QUOTE: ...the growing number of foreign-born blacks in this Washington suburb and elsewhere inspires a quiet debate over who can claim the term "African-American," which has rapidly replaced "black" in much of the nation's political and cultural discourse.
New York Times Feb 10, 2003 Flaggers won't give up Confederate emblem: Rejecting the new in Georgia
QUOTE: ...politicians decided in 2001 that the Confederate emblem was racist...now the new governor, Republican Sonny Perdue, is paying his respects, promising flaggers that he'll hold a citizen referendum, perhaps this year, to help decide what flag should fly o'er the Georgia sky.
Philadelphia Inquirer Jan 27, 2003 Authentically Black: Essays for the Black Silent Majority
QUOTE: He argues that blacks in America are caught up in the self-defeatist attitude of blaming the 'whites' for all the problems in their lives, and he sees a black attitude he terms "double consciousness" as the reason for this.
Gotham Books Sep 04, 2002 Slaves' Descendants Sue Firms
QUOTE: The complainants argue that corporations benefited from an immoral institution and conspired to continue profiting from slavery even after the practice was outlawed.
Washington Post Apr 07, 2002 Paying Out Isn't the Same As Owning Up
QUOTE: Reparations are not pollution credits to be purchased in advance. The weight of crimes against humanity ought to create something more meaningful than a windfall to actuaries, lawyers and distant descendants.
Washington Post Jan 31, 2002 A Tax Break for Slavery? It's Still Just a Scam.
QUOTE: ...many African Americans fall victim to con artists who charge $50 or even $100 to show them how to apply for a "tax refund" or "credit" as compensation for the atrocities of slavery.
Washington Post Nov 07, 2001 Politics and Curriculum: How History is Taught
QUOTE: The interplay of politics and curriculum is the subject of "Censoring History" (M. E. Sharpe, 2000), edited by Laura Hein and Mark Selden. The book recalls a slogan from Orwell's "1984": "Who controls the past controls the future." That is true not only of totalitarians; every nation tries to shape the future when it teaches history.
New York Times Sep 08, 2001 Compromises On Key Issues Reached At Racism Conference
QUOTE: ...expresses concern about the plight of the Palestinian people under foreign occupation....admits that slavery and the slave trade were crimes against humanity, issues an apology in the form of acknowledgment of the wrongs of slavery and colonialism, and offers a package of economic assistance...
New York Times Aug 26, 2001 Black Canada Lifts Its Voice and Seeks the World Stage
QUOTE: ...a long-established community of black Canadians is beginning to join calls for reparations for slavery and for greater recognition of their history.
New York Times Aug 18, 2001 Yale and the Price of Slavery
QUOTE: It is comforting to think that their [Founding Fathers] generation, so distant in time from us, lived in a condition of moral ignorance, and thus innocence, regarding slavery. But that is not the case.
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