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Supreme Court Says Police Can’t Seize Your Car For Basically No Reason

Here’s a situation that you may not have considered: you’re driving along, riding a little dirty. Cops pull you over, and find a substantial, but not crazy large, amount of contraband in your car. Say, less than $1,000. They arrest you, and then they take your car. Forever. Even if it’s worth a lot more […]

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Muhammad Ali To Be Honored With An Airport Bearing His Name

“I’m not the greatest, I’m the double greatest” -Muhammad Ali One of America’s greatest patriots, Muhammad Ali, is being honored for living a life of courage, conviction and love. The New York Post reported this week that the Louisville Regional Airport Authority’s board voted Wednesday …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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See How Many Times Your School District Has Been Investigated for Civil Rights Violations

If you believe your school district or college is discriminating against students on the basis of sex, race, or disability, you’re entitled to file a complaint with the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Sexual harassment and assault are also grounds for complaints. The office is supposed to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Where to Volunteer, Donate, and Protest to Fight Family Separation at the Border

The Trump administration is separating children from their parents through two new policies, keeping children in cages, and lying about all of it. This may seem like a massive problem that you can’t help to solve. But you can, with your time, money, skills, or just a phone call.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Remembering Dick Goodwin, Gone Today at 86

Every 80 years or so, there’s a new generation that defines the best of what America can be. The first came with the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers; the second with the former slaves and anti-slavery activists who fought the Civil War; and the third came with “the greatest generation” …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Lynching Memorial Opens in Alabama

“Alabama’s the Confederacy,” Fran Liebowitz said on Real Time last year, correcting Bill Maher’s assertion that it was the heartland. Its long association with slavery, racism, and pedophilic Senate candidates will take a long time to shake. Its current governor, Kay Ivey, signed the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Visit These Black Owned Coffee Shops Around the US

Worried that your local Starbucks might call the cops on you because of your race? Want to show that you care how the company treats black customers? Want to give your money to a black owned small business instead of an $83-billion corporation? Business site Shoppe Black lists 47 cafés with black owners across the…Read […]

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White Lies Matter When Black Men Are Falsely Accused Of Rape

One of the many horrors of American racism has been the persistent effort to criminalize black men and the convenient utilization of this racial narrative by some white women to cover up their personal failings or to incite white male rage. The story out of Texas is the latest example of a white …Continue reading […]

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John Lewis Shows Liberals How to Deal With Donald Trump

For many Americans it is increasingly difficult to see a way to hold Donald Trump accountable for any of this actions. The president breaks laws and incinerates political norms on a daily basis and no one appears to be able to do anything about it. The Republican controlled congress is providing …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Kid Rock is Not Running for Senate

As we contemplate what has become of our political scene in 2017, with a President who used to be a reality TV host, dubious billionaires seeking to dip their toe in the water, and a superPAC supporting a 2020 candidacy from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, we can all breathe a collective sigh …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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How The Negro Traveler’s Green Book Helped Black People Get Around in the 1950s

In the 1950s, vacationing while black in America was dangerous. The commonplace discrimination occurring during the Jim Crow era meant black travelers struggled to find a hotel room in which to stay, or a restaurant where they could grab a meal. Too often they were met with met with hostility, refused service, or…Read more… Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Why Sheriffs Like Joe Arpaio Believe They Can Break the Law

The Banter Long Read: Our story begins with the presidential election of 1876, when Democrat Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote, but did not receive enough electoral votes to assume the presidency… (word count: 1284)To continue reading this MEMBERS ONLY article, please go here. You’ll get …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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After Charlottesville, I Asked My Dad About Selma

Over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists held a rally that escalated into violence. An activist, a paralegal named Heather Heyer, was killed after a man drove his car into a crowd of protesters. I usually write about video games on this site, but today I need to talk to my dad, who marched […]

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Nina Turner’s Inferior Donuts

Perhaps you’ve heard of Nina Turner, one of the few notable women of color to endorse Bernie Sanders, and one of the only women in politics the alt-left doesn’t have a problem with. Find something in Kamala Harris’s record that they don’t like and they’ll gleefully try to tear her down, but they’ll …Continue reading […]

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How to Talk With Religious Conservatives About LGBT Rights

Discussing LGBT rights in conservative religious communities can be particularly challenging, both for people who are newly out and for those of us who simply wish that everyone would just hurry up and get with the civil-rights program. One can feel that those who reject the rights of LGBT people on religious grounds…Read more… Continue […]

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