Vanderbilt Professor Says Racial Prejudice Keeps Rural Tennesseans From Embracing Obamacare

by Chris ButlerA Vanderbilt professor says rural Tennesseans are too racially prejudiced to realize Obamacare is good for them.That professor, Jonathan Metzl, told Boston University Today that he knows this about rural Tennesseans because he’s interviewed them.As The Tennessee Star previously reported, Metzl recently wrote a book called , Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics […]

Write letters on behalf of immigrant neighbors – AKIN

Dear Friends of Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors,We invite you to join us to write letters on behalf of our immigrant neighbors at the November meeting of Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors this Wednesday, November 20, 5:30pm, at St James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, Knoxville, 37917. We will write […]

Revisionist Virginia History Regarding Slaves 1

by Mary Ellen Blencoe About 30 of my high school classmates and I are reminiscing about the good old times. A few of us have a separate thread going about racism (our school was segregated at that time). One of the men asked if we remembered our 7th grade Virginia […]

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Stephen Miller’s Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails

by Michael Edison Hayden In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch. The emails, which Miller […]

Close Election in Kentucky Was Ripe for Twitter, and an Omen for 2020

By Matthew Rosenberg and Nick CorasanitiNov. 10, 2019A few hours after polls closed in Kentucky last Tuesday, a Twitter user writing under the handle @Overlordkraken1 posted a message to his 19 followers saying he had “just shredded a box of Republican mail-in ballots.”It was clear that the Kentucky governor’s race was going to […]


So you want to talk about lynching? Understand this first.

By Michele Norris Oct. 23, 2019 at 3:49 p.m. EDTMichele Norris is a former host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” and the founding director of the Race Card Project.So you want to talk about lynching?Okay. Let’s talk.A lynching involved a man, but sometimes a woman or a child, who was dragged from home, […]

America, America…

America, America… America is a nation of great contradiction: slavery & freedom…black & white…rich & poor…joy & pain. Among these, there is none more apparent and at the same time more elusive than that of race. One the other hand, our songs, and the stories that surround them offer vivid […]

Change is gonna come.

Karen Camper TN State Rep.

Anderson County Dem Women’s Club Newsletter October 2019

Anderson County Democratic Women’s ClubOctober 2019Please join us at 6:00p.m. Monday, October 28thClinton Community Center101 Hicks St. Clinton, TN 37716Please WelcomeRepresentative Karen D. CamperMinority Leader Tennessee House of RepresentativesGet the newsletter here.

Republicans’ Attitudes on Impeachment – Then and Now

1999 vs. 2019: Senate Republicans’ attitudes on impeachment sure have changed a lot contributed by Mary Ellen Blencoe Senate Republicans have very different takes on impeaching Trump versus impeaching Clinton. Original Story – By Li Zhou and Hannah Brown, VOX, Updated Oct 2, 2019, 6:19pm EDT In 1999, Senate Republicans […]

Armed Militias Are Taking Trump’s Civil War Tweets Seriously

….If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.” Pastor Robert Jeffress, @FoxNews Although the president was quoting Pastor Robert Jeffress’s comments on Fox News, […]