Bernie Sanders Represents America’s Working Class, Not Donald Trump

Here in Louisiana and across the country, many white working class people have subscribed to the rhetoric of Donald Trump’s campaign and have rejected Bernie Sanders as being a “communist” – despite the fact his policies would benefit them. Faced with growing income inequality, rising healthcare costs and a lack of jobs, they have blamed […]

The Rise Of The KKK In 1915 Is Shockingly Similar To Donald Trump In 2015

The KKK and far-right hate groups made the news again this week when former Grand Wizard David Duke spoke about GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, and praised Trump as being “head and shoulders right now above the rest.” While it is important to note that David Duke claimed this wasn’t an endorsement of the Trump campaign, […]

Morgan Freeman And Other Famous Mississippians Ask State To Remove Confederate Flag

150 years ago, Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, ending the Civil War. In the years following the conflict, many notable leaders of the secessionist cause, including Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, called for the Confederate flag to be put away as the nation tried to […]

It’s Time To Get Rid Of The Confederate Flag, And Replace It With This One

There’s plenty of outrage going on right now over the decision from South Carolina’s Republican-dominated state government to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. Many people are repeating the same old story about how it’s about “heritage not hate” even as they spew some of the most hateful language they can at […]

Amite: The Louisiana Town With The Confederate Flag On Police Cars

In the far eastern part of Louisiana near the border with Mississippi, a few miles north of the City of Hammond, is the small town of Amite City. This portion of Louisiana is home to a number of hate groups, and 45 miles to the east is the city of Bogalusa where the last “classical […]

We Saw Cliven Bundy’s Paleoconservatism from Miles Away

Nobody should feign surprise that Cliven Bundy is a raging racist and dreams of slave plantations, just as nobody should be surprised that a white man who owes one million dollars in back taxes would claim that black people in low-income housing are the real moochers. I referenced in my article about him yesterday that his anti-federal government, States’ Rights tirades […]

Jordan Davis and the Case of Two Different Sets of Laws

Because we care so much, George “Child Murderer” Zimmerman reminds us that he’s the real victim – as manipulative child abusers are wont to do. But let’s refocus our energies and remember that Zimmerman got off clean under a legislative and judicial system that would have thrown the book at him if he had a […]

Duck Commander, Fundamentalism, and the Missionary Position

An unfortunate effect that plays out whenever a Southern White person like Phil Robertson is exposed for unchecked bigotry (as in Robertson’s GQ interview), is that Northern progressives write off the racism, homophobia and internalized classism as being a natural occurrence of White Southerners. This kind of regionalism is not just classist itself (often coinciding […]