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Category: American Uprising

How Steve Reich Made Music Out of White Complicity

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.In the spring of 1964, the New York Times reported that six young Black men were indicted for the murder of a shopkeeper. The article is short on context, clipped, half-said. Two years later, James Baldwin, in his essay “A Report From Occupied Territory,”…

Republicans Use Congressional Hearing to Defend Trump Tear Gassing Peaceful Protesters For Photo Op

PPI/via Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.The events that transpired in Washington, DC’s Lafayette Park on June 1—in which US Park Police assaulted peaceful protesters so that President Trump could pose for a photo op in front of a church—have drawn universal outrage. But during a…

Racist N.C. Cops Caught on Video Calling for a “Civil War” to “Wipe ‘Em off the Fucking Map”

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.On June 4, a little over a week after the death of George Floyd, a Wilmington, North Carolina, police sergeant conducting routine checks of dash-cam footage found video of two cops discussing, among other things, the arrival of “martial law.” “We are…

Aunt Jemima Is Not a Black Role Model

Benno Schwinghammer/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Last Tuesday, at a Students for Trump rally in Phoenix, Arizona, a Turning Point USA ambassador explained the ultimate significance of Aunt Jemima. “She was the picture of the American dream,” Reagan Escudé told the crowd, referring to Quaker Oats’…