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Bubba Wallace: You won’t see Confederate flag ban protesters tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets

AL.com (a part of the Alabama Media Group): Bubba Wallace, a vocal advocate in getting the banners banned, was unfazed by the demonstrations outside the racetrack. “It’s their right to peaceful protest my man, so it’s part of it,” Wallace said on FOX Sports. “But you won’t see them inside the racetrack where we’re having […]

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Naomi Osaka: It’s Insulting to Tell Athletes to ‘Just Stick to Sports’

The TIME100 Talks: Why Naomi Osaka Says It’s Insulting to Tell Athletes to ‘Just Stick to Sports’ Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka is challenging the “weird stigma” around athletes who speak about political issues, arguing that it is not faced by other professions. “Everyone has a vote and a say, I think it’s really weird […]

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Dave Chappelle: Raw and Right on the Mark

Goddamn. Raw, honest, and righteous: very deeply moving commentary from America’s most important truth-teller. Dave Chappelle: 8:46.

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On Removing the Bust of the Former KKK Grand Wizard from the Tennessee State Capitol

It’s really this simple. @GovBillLee @TNGOP https://t.co/1lHSlTwkFS — The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) June 11, 2020 Indeed, it is really just this simple. The answer is to not celebrate and honor Tennessee's Hitler. — Chad Riden (@ChadRiden) June 11, 2020 I love how he so aptly describes Forrest as “Tennessee’s Hitler.” #MoveTheKKKBust #TennesseesHitler

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Army Reverses Course: Will Consider Renaming Bases that Honor Confederate Leaders

The Army secretary is open to changing the names of 10 Army bases that were named for Confederate leaders, Military.com has confirmed. Secretary Ryan McCarthy will consider the changes if he has bipartisan cooperation from leaders at the local and congressional level an Army official told Military.com. Politico first reported the news about renaming the […]

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NASCAR bans Confederate Flag at all Races & Events

Ahead of its Cup Series race Wednesday night in Martinsville, Virginia, NASCAR said it is banning the flying of Confederate flags at its races and other events. Holy fucking shit — this is great news!

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Police

If police are trying to convince the public they’re not guilty of displaying excessive force, it’s probably not a good idea to repeated display excessive force on national television. — John Oliver, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, S7E14, 7 June 2020. Perhaps the most important episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver I’ve […]

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This is a Moment When Many People May Want Nothing More Than a Return to Normalcy

Tim Cook, in a memo to Apple employees in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Thursday, 25 May 2020, which understandably sparked demonstrations, some of which turned violent, across the nation: Team, Right now, there is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation […]

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There’s No Hemming Johnny Cash into Any One Category

I’m finally getting around to watching Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns, and came across this absolute gem at the end of episode 5: That Spring [of 1968], Columbia released the Folsom Prison album to rave reviews. Commentators from every style of music now saw in him something they all could agree upon. “Talk […]

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Will Bolton Get To Testify Against Trump? All Signs Point to Yes.

Reason Roundup: Firing Bolton may be the best idea Trump has had in office, and we’re all safer and better off because of it. (It would have been nicer if he had never hired Bolton in the first place, but let’s call that water under the bridge for now.) Bolton turning on Trump once fired […]

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