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Beyond Baltimore and Freddie Gray: How Race Riots and Theft Made White America
Baltimore’s young people responded to the police theft of Freddie Gray’s life with protests that eventually grew into a spasm of violence. While the direct motivator, Gray’s death is not the ...
chaunceydevega 05/01/2015 8 22 1 -
Dear White America: Please Stop Talking About Martin Luther King Jr. and the Baltimore 'Riots'
Freddie Gray was killed by Baltimore's police. Baltimore's ghetto youthocracy responded with protests and an exhalation of random street violence. The killing of Freddie Gray, an unarmed black man ...
chaunceydevega 04/28/2015 222 207 8 -
Michael Dyson Versus Cornel West is Not Boxing, It is Professional Wrestling
Michael Dyson and Cornel West are involved in a very public and ugly feud. Dyson attempted to "ether" West in an almost 10,000 word essay written for The New Republic called "The Ghost of Cornel ...
chaunceydevega 04/21/2015 17 13 - -
If He's Black, He's Dead: What Happens When a White Murder Suspect Attacks an Ohio Police Officer?
We should never forget that America is a house built on the bodies of black and brown people. They are also the kindling for the fire that fueled the American melting pot. The State has a ...
chaunceydevega 04/20/2015 36 30 - -
Are Videos of Black Men Being Killed by America's Police the New Snuff Films?
My dear friend Bill the Lizard, he who is a fellow Star Wars aficionado and occasional conversation partner on The Chauncey DeVega Show , called me yesterday. He explained that "I had a dream that ...
chaunceydevega 04/16/2015 28 22 - -
What Really Killed Eric Harris: How Common is It For Rich People to be Able to Cosplay as Real Cops?
Eric Harris was killed by a rich man who donated equipment to the Tulsa, Oklahoma sheriff's department so that he could enjoy some live action role-playing as a cop. The Daily Beast offers the ...
chaunceydevega 04/13/2015 150 251 1 -
Three Questions That the Mainstream Media Won't Ask About the Killing of Walter Scott
If you have not yet watched MSNBC's interview with Feidin Santana , the ...
chaunceydevega 04/09/2015 16 28 - -
How Will White Conservatives Defend the Killer Cop Who Shot Walter Scott?
Another unarmed black man has been shot dead by a white police officer. The video can be watched here . I will not be posting or otherwise sharing it online. I do not want to contribute to the ...
chaunceydevega 04/08/2015 375 334 5 -
The Christian Right's Worst Nightmare? Black Israelites and Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law
Indiana's "religious freedom" law, i.e. a bill designed to legalize discrimination against gays and lesbians under the shield of "religious freedom" has been a source of national controversy. ...
chaunceydevega 04/06/2015 32 16 1 -
May You Have a Happy Zombie Jesus Pagan God Bunny Worshiping Candy Eating Easter
The phone rings. It is my mother. "Hi, Chauncey. What are you doing? Did you start your day yet?" I reply, "yes mom, I am grading papers." "What are you doing for Easter? What are you cooking?"
chaunceydevega 04/05/2015 66 24 - -
Separating Myth From Fact About the 'Harlem Hellfighters'
Dr. Jeffrey T. Sammons and Dr. John H. Morrow Jr. are the guests on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show where we discuss their new book "Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War" . They ...
chaunceydevega 04/03/2015 9 12 - -
The Real #Fearandrace: Where is NPR's Show About Why America Should be Afraid of White Men?
I am a black American. I am also a man. When I look in the mirror, I do not see a reflection of monstrous black masculinity. I see a human being. In contrast, the White Gaze views black men ...
chaunceydevega 04/01/2015 14 25 1 -
Dear Jonathan Capehart: 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' is Built on the Truth
Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. In response, the black citizens of Ferguson marched and protested against what they knew to be one of many instances where the lives of African-...
chaunceydevega 03/23/2015 133 56 1 -
From Slavery Then to Ferguson Now: How Anti-Black Racism Subsidizes White America
The Department of Justice report on institutional and day-to-day white supremacy by the Ferguson police and Courts against the black community was long and detailed. It contained many ugly gems of ...
chaunceydevega 03/18/2015 84 111 5 -
The Chauncey DeVega Show: Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Star Trek
David Greven , professor and expert on Star Trek is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show . David is the author of numerous books including Gender and Sexuality in Star Trek: ...
chaunceydevega 03/13/2015 6 6 - -
#Notallfergusonpolice or When the Department of Justice Makes Racist Cops Cry in Ferguson
On occasion, the unconscionable mates with the ridiculous and gives birth to the absurd. As reported by ...
chaunceydevega 03/09/2015 24 28 1 -
Uncomfortable 'Truths': Have You Read the DOJ Report on the 'Legal' Killing of Michael Brown
There has been justifiable outrage at the (not surprising) finding by the Department of Justice that the Ferguson police department and courts are profoundly and consistently racist in their ...
chaunceydevega 03/06/2015 19 25 - -
A Conversation with Journalist Paul Rosenberg About America's Broken Politics in the Neoliberal Age
Journalist and political analyst Paul Rosenberg is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. Paul is a contributing writer to news outlets and websites such as Salon.com , ...
chaunceydevega 03/05/2015 8 13 - -
This is Surprising? The Department of Justice Details How the Ferguson Police are a Racist Cesspool
White supremacy is a global social, political, economic, philosophical, and psychological system (and disposition) that is dedicated to redistributing resources to, and protecting the dominant power ...
chaunceydevega 03/04/2015 40 43 - -
Artie Lange Doubles Down on His Slavery Fantasies of Raping ESPN's Cari Champion
Several months ago, former member of The Howard Stern Show, comedian Artie Lange, enjoyed several days of public infamy (and scorn)
chaunceydevega 03/03/2015 13 12 - -
"Minorities Should Stop 'Stealing...White People's Superheroes'"
Sigh. Michelle Rodriguez is a functional actress. She is not an expert on comic books and popular culture--as far as I know. However, one of the joys of popular culture is that taste cannot be ...
chaunceydevega 03/02/2015 31 23 - -
'Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations': A Black Man's Goodbye to Leonard Nimoy
I mourn thee Mr. Nimoy. Once again, we measure our own time in this life relative to those who we respect and idolize and how the latter inevitably leave us in our and their mortality. Star Trek ...
chaunceydevega 02/27/2015 120 255 8 -
Why do Patricia Arquette's 'White Feminism' Comments at the Oscars Matter?
After receiving the award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2015 Oscars, Patricia Arquette clarified the unstated and undefined "we" that loomed over her acceptance speech. Backstage, she ...
chaunceydevega 02/25/2015 121 25 1 -
At the 2015 Oscars, Patricia Arquette Unintentionally Exposed White Feminism's Racist Blind Spot
Film is magical. As human beings, we are captivated by movies because of a particular quirk of our physiology wherein images moving at a certain speed create the illusion of motion on a screen. ...
chaunceydevega 02/23/2015 169 35 - -
A Conversation with Joe Lansdale About 'Bubba Ho-Tep', 'Cold in July', and Living a Creative Life
On this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show I had the honor to speak with author and all around creative genius Mr. Joe R. Lansdale . In addition to his screenplays and graphic novels, he is the ...
chaunceydevega 02/20/2015 10 11 - -
Little White Lies? James Comey’s Very Problematic Speech About Police and Black America
F.B.I. Director James Comey’s recent speech on race and crime has been praised for its supposed candor and direct engagement with uncomfortable truths. There, Comey deployed the en vogue language ...
chaunceydevega 02/18/2015 28 28 2 -
"Irrational" Actors Worshiping the End of Days: ISIS, George W. Bush, and the Christian Right
Is ISIS a rational actor? Is ISIS an irrational group motivated by religious fundamentalism and an End Times eschatological belief system? Or is ISIS acting "rationally" within the framework ...
chaunceydevega 02/17/2015 152 181 3 -
Talking About ISIS and America's Lynching Culture is Verboten: "The War Nerd" is None Too Pleased
The website Pando Daily has some useful content. One of its writers, Gary "The War Nerd" Brecher, occasionally offers up some insightful essays on military affairs and global politics. His style ...
chaunceydevega 02/13/2015 523 114 4 -
The NY Times 'Discovers' That Blacks Were Lynched...But Doesn't Name White People as the Killers
Lynching is in the ether. I am unsure as to which side of the colorline it is more noxious. We who are black and brown remain--as Lani Guinier brilliantly observed--the miner's canary. Perhaps ...
chaunceydevega 02/11/2015 323 169 4 -
Liberal Racism: 25 Things I Learned After I Wrote About ISIS and White Racism at the Daily Kos
Racism is not an opinion. It is a fact. White supremacy is one of the most powerful social forces and ideologies in the United States (and the West). As such, it is reflected in our political ...
chaunceydevega 02/06/2015 1339 604 18 -
Yes, ISIS Burned a Man Alive: White Americans Did the Same Thing to Black People by the Thousands
ISIS burned Muadh al Kasasbeh, a captured Jordian fighter pilot, to death . They doused him with an accelerant. His captors set him on fire. Muadh al Kasasbeh desperately tried to put out the ...
chaunceydevega 02/04/2015 1195 450 21 -
What Can Philip K. Dick Teach Us About Republicans in the Age of Neoliberalism and Cruelty?
I would like to share this gem of an interview by Paul M. Samson with the legendary science fiction writer and philosopher Philip K. Dick from 1981. I often shake my metaphorical (and digital) ...
chaunceydevega 01/27/2015 27 39 1 -
Never Forget that Martin Luther King Jr. was Hated by White America
Selma will likely replace the TV miniseries Roots or the documentary Eyes on the Prize in the obligatory Martin Luther King Jr. viewing rotation. Selma is a fine movie. It is also a product of the ...
chaunceydevega 01/19/2015 502 149 4 -
Authoritarianism and Police Brutality Against People of Color
Police are supposed to serve the public. In a democracy, police are controlled and commanded by elected officials who ostensibly serve the public interest. Recent events in New York City (and ...
chaunceydevega 01/14/2015 3 7 - -
Chauncey DeVega Discusses the Paris Terror Attacks and White Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism on the RT
Last night, I was invited to appear on The Big Picture which airs on the RT Network, Free Speech TV, and also online, to discuss the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks and Right-wing terrorism by white ...
chaunceydevega 01/13/2015 16 19 - -
The Paris Terror Attackers and America's Right-wing Domestic Terrorists are Brothers in Arms
Muslim terrorists killed at least 12 people in a brazen daylight attack on the offices of the French satirical newspaper the Charlie Hebdo weekly . While the American media and public will ...
chaunceydevega 01/07/2015 29 16 - -
Are You Feeling Disoriented by the 'Contradictory Vaudeville of Post-Modern Politics?'
The notion that in the West, a given year ends in December and begins in January, is arbitrary. Yet, it has a powerful amount of cultural significance; consequently, it impacts our day-to-day ...
chaunceydevega 01/06/2015 23 22 - -
'Police are Heroes': The Cultural Mythologies that Enable Police Brutality
The deaths of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, gunned down by a mentally unstable man who later committed suicide, have been accompanied by public rituals of mourning. Unfortunately, many ...
chaunceydevega 01/05/2015 45 26 1 -
A Conversation With Anti-Racism Activist and Author Tim Wise About White Privilege and Other Matters
For this, the sixth episode of the third season of The Chauncey DeVega Show , I had the good fortune to chat with Tim Wise. Tim is one of the United States' leading anti-racist educators and ...
chaunceydevega 12/23/2014 15 12 - -
The Lives of the Two NYPD Police Killed in Brooklyn are No More Valuable Than That of Eric Garner
Two New York police officers were killed on Saturday . This is an unfortunate happening.
chaunceydevega 12/22/2014 98 126 2 -
A Conversation With Jason Colavito About Ancient Aliens, White Supremacy, and Fringe History
For this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show , I had the great opportunity to talk with Jason Colavito. Our conversation is a real treat and gem for ghetto nerds and those others who are interested ...
chaunceydevega 12/17/2014 6 8 - -
White Male Victimology Follies: Have You Read 'The War on Rape: The Logic of the Lynch Mob Returns'?
When I was in college, I was an editor of the school newspaper. As a young person who was brighter than his peers--but not as smart as I actually thought myself to be--I used that platform to do ...
chaunceydevega 12/15/2014 35 33 2 -
The Culture of Cruelty is International: From Lynchings to Eric Garner and the CIA Torture Report
In its deranged madness to prevent a second 9/11 attack on "the homeland", the United States tortured and brutalized suspected "terrorists" with drownings, beatings, forcing food through their anuses,
chaunceydevega 12/10/2014 12 19 2 -
A Conversation With Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Nick Chiles About His New Book 'Justice While Black'
My podcast "The Chauncey DeVega Show" is one of the recurring features on my home site "We Are Respectable Negroes" . On occasion, I share content from that site here on the Daily Kos if I feel it ...
chaunceydevega 12/09/2014 5 10 - -
What Does the Police Killing of Tamir Rice Tell Us About Colorblind Racism and the Gun Right?
Tamir Rice was shot and killed by the Cleveland police for the "crime" of playing with a toy gun, and being black and male. Tamir was ...
chaunceydevega 12/04/2014 16 25 - -
Darren Wilson and Cops of His Ilk Are Guard Dogs for White America
When Darren Wilson dropped his secretive mask in an exclusive interview on ABC, the world saw an unremarkable face. Wilson is a common man with a forgettable face and build; he is elevated by his ...
chaunceydevega 12/01/2014 111 41 - -
Shorter Darren Wilson Testimony: Michael Brown was a 'Giant Beast Negro' That Had to Be Killed
If you have not yet read Darren Wilson's testimony to the Ferguson grand jury which decided that he would suffer no ill consequences for his decision to kill Michael Brown, please do so. Wilson's ...
chaunceydevega 11/25/2014 101 201 3 -
A Conversation With Pastor Renita Lamkin About White Privilege, Protest, and Ferguson
My podcast "The Chauncey DeVega Show" is one of the recurring features on my home site "We Are Respectable Negroes" . On occasion, I share content from that site here on the Daily Kos if I feel it ...
chaunceydevega 11/20/2014 8 6 - -
The Deep State Laughs as the American People Wait For a Robert Tilton-Like Figure to Save Them
We--those who are good, smart, and reasonable ...
chaunceydevega 11/18/2014 20 13 - -
A Conversation With Journalist Lou Dubose About His Experiences in Ferguson, Missouri
My podcast "The Chauncey DeVega Show" is one of the recurring features on my home site "We Are Respectable Negroes" . On occasion, I share content from that site here on the Daily Kos if I feel it ...
chaunceydevega 11/14/2014 10 26 1 -
Paul Heyman's Wisdom: How Professional Wrestling Can Help Us Understand the 2014 Midterm Elections
I am still reflecting on the Democratic Party's thrashing by the Republicans in last week's midterm elections. The postmortem suggests that the historical pattern of a sitting President losing off ...
chaunceydevega 11/12/2014 9 4 - -
Race, Time Travel, and the 2014 Midterm Elections: What Year are We Really In?
In the 2014 midterm elections, the Democratic Party lost control of the Senate to the Republicans. This was expected: the incumbent political party of the president has lost seats in almost every ...
chaunceydevega 11/05/2014 18 20 - -
What Liberal Media? The NY Times Wants the Public to Empathize With the Ferguson Police Department
The corporate news media is part of the governing order. While some small glimpses of truth may occasionally slip out of what is a very narrowly defined and controlled terrain for "approved public ...
chaunceydevega 11/03/2014 13 31 1 -
When 'GamerGate' and White Male Privilege Enter the Classroom
I have not written about the internet troll debacle that has come to be known as "GamerGate" . I have made that choice for a number of reasons: that a small subset of video game obsessives would ...
chaunceydevega 10/31/2014 41 38 - -
Movement Conservatism, White Racial Paranoia, and the Killing of Michael Brown
The civet cat lives in the jungles of Indonesia. It enjoys eating coffee berries. However, the civet cat’s stomach is incapable of digesting them. The beans are subsequently excreted in the feces ...
chaunceydevega 10/28/2014 23 16 - -
From 'Bumptious Walking' Under Jim Crow to the Shooting of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson
The trickles and leaks of information from the grand jury investigating the killing of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by the white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri have ...
chaunceydevega 10/24/2014 57 87 1 -
White Privilege 101: Watch as a White Man Makes a Citizen's Arrest of a Cop...and isn't Killed
Former Washington state congressional candidate, ...
chaunceydevega 10/22/2014 21 23 - -
One of the Best Statements of White Privilege and Entitlement That I Have Ever Read...
Sometimes you have to laugh and smile and shake ...
chaunceydevega 10/21/2014 271 349 12 -
White Privilege and the 'Pumpkin Fest' Riot of 2014
White supremacy ...
chaunceydevega 10/20/2014 209 353 4 -
What Would Andy Kaufman Say? PBS's 'The Whiteness Project' is Unintentional Racial Satire
Two questions. If you saw an ad in the ...
chaunceydevega 10/16/2014 17 33 - -
A Question to Which We Already Know the Answer: Does Race Shape Americans' Passion for Guns?
CNN recently posted the editorial/exploratory news item "Does race shape Americans' passion for guns?" It is a good and very accessible piece about race and American gun culture. In some important ...
chaunceydevega 10/15/2014 37 17 - -
What Shall We Do With the White People? Ferguson--and America--Needs a Better Class of Racists
Privilege is the ability to deny reality by ...
chaunceydevega 10/08/2014 108 80 - -
The Real Problem With the Boston Herald's Barack Obama Watermelon Cartoon
The Boston Herald published an editorial cartoon by Jerry Holbert which suggested that President Barack Obama should brush his teeth ...
chaunceydevega 10/06/2014 22 23 - -
'Dear White Racists' is One of the Best Explanations of White Privilege You Will Likely Ever Read
My last essay "Dear White Folks, Please Stop Being So 'Surprised' When White Cops Shoot Unarmed Black People" has received quite a bit of attention from the readers of the Daily Kos. During the ...
chaunceydevega 10/01/2014 458 511 33 -
Dear White Folks, Please Stop Being So 'Surprised' When White Cops Shoot Unarmed Black People
Several weeks ago, Levar Jones, a black motorist, was shot by a white South Carolina state trooper named Sean M. Groubert while complying with the latter's request that he present his drivers ...
chaunceydevega 09/29/2014 835 257 5 -
From the White Robes of the KKK, to the Nazi Swastika, and Now the 'I am Darren Wilson' Wristband
In the aftermath of Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown several weeks ago, an almost all white police department engaged in a riot against the black citizens of Ferguson, Missouri. During ...
chaunceydevega 09/25/2014 33 34 2 -
Blood Money: Is it Wrong to Invest in the Companies That Will Profit From the American War on ISIL?
The United States and its allies have initiated their formal and public bombing campaign against the forces of ISIL in Syria. The iron mongers will be filling their coffers with money paid for by ...
chaunceydevega 09/23/2014 10 13 - -
How Did Black People Fail to Stop the Problems in Ferguson Before Michael Brown was Killed?
Charles Cobb is a veteran of the Black Freedom Struggle. He was on the front lines of the insurgency against Jim and Jane Crow and its regime of racial terrorism. Cobb is also the author of This ...
chaunceydevega 09/22/2014 54 30 2 -
What Can Captain America Teach Us About Politics and Philosophy?
Politics and popular culture are intertwined with one another. Popular culture is a space where a society's political values are reflected, taught, reinforced--and sometimes challenged. Politics ...
chaunceydevega 09/19/2014 4 4 2 -
What Type of Racists are They? 62% of White St. Louis Residents Support the Killing of Michael Brown
As reported by the St. Louis Post Dispatch , new public opinion research by the Remington Research Group has revealed that 62 percent of white St. Louis ...
chaunceydevega 09/17/2014 118 74 4 -
What Can September 11th Teach Us About Michael Brown and the Extrajudicial Killings of Black People?
13 years have passed since Al Qaeda attacked the continental United States. There is a particular type of hurt when outsiders attack the "homeland". On the morning of September 11, 2001, many ...
chaunceydevega 09/11/2014 18 14 1 -
How Will the Right-Wing Hate Media Distort the New Evidence in the Michael Brown Murder Case?
The defenders of Darren Wilson, the white police officer who repeatedly shot an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown at least 6 times in Ferguson, Missouri claim that “the facts” will ...
chaunceydevega 09/08/2014 244 405 10 -
'He was no Angel': The NY Times Slurs Michael Brown's Memory. I Wonder What They Would Say About Me?
There is no liberal media. There is only a corporate media. The corporate media is deeply involved in maintaining and sustaining a society that is racially hierarchical and where whiteness is ...
chaunceydevega 08/26/2014 27 24 - -
The Profits of Racism: The Coward Darren Wilson Who Killed Michael Brown Has Now Raised $170,000
“Ferguson” is now a meme as opposed to a place; it is a story that individuals can read themselves into depending on their own politics, values, and life experiences. A person’s response ...
chaunceydevega 08/22/2014 137 147 4 -
Michael Brown and Ferguson in Historical Context: No Group Riots Like White People
Events continue to develop in Ferguson, Missouri. In the aftermath of Sunday night's civil disturbances, the Missouri's Governor has deployed the national guard to supplement the local police ...
chaunceydevega 08/19/2014 10 17 - -
The 'Niggerization' of Michael Brown by the Ferguson Police Department and the Right-Wing Media
The niggerization of Michael Brown has begun in earnest. The police and the Right-wing media have decided that like all other black people who have been killed by the police and white (identified) ...
chaunceydevega 08/18/2014 235 368 16 -
10 Ways Racism Killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner
A New York City police officer put his arm around Eric Garner’s neck and choked out his life as he screamed “I can’t breathe!” A police officer in Ferguson, MO aimed his gun at Michael Brown,
chaunceydevega 08/14/2014 15 19 4 -
What Sort of White Person Do You Want to Be? On the Cowardly Police and the Murder of Michael Brown
The police have killed another unarmed black person whose supposed "crime" was walking in the middle of the street. Eric Gardner was choked to death several weeks ago by the NYPD. On Saturday in ...
chaunceydevega 08/11/2014 26 32 1 -
How Racism is Driving Political Polarization in the Age of Obama
According to a recent Pew Research Foundation report , liberals and conservatives live in different worlds. The report depicts a society where finding common ground to confront shared problems is ...
chaunceydevega 08/05/2014 20 28 - -
The Black Body is Always a Threat: White Racial Paranoia Killed Eric Garner
I have not written about the videotaped killing of Eric Garner by the New York Police Department--and their subsequent efforts to cover up the crime--because I did not want to contribute to the ...
chaunceydevega 07/29/2014 55 31 2 -
The Right-Wing Media Echo Chamber and the "Science" of Speaking in Tongues
The Republican Party and its public ...
chaunceydevega 07/24/2014 25 27 1 -
The Racial and Moral Hypocrisy of The Wall Street Journal's 'Hamas's Civilian Death Strategy'
Israel's butchery and campaign of mass punishment against the people of Gaza continues. Israel has now started using flechette rounds , white phosphorous, and DIME munitions , against the civilians ...
chaunceydevega 07/22/2014 30 35 1 -
Anti-Racist Schadenfreude: The NY Times' Helpful Reminder That Not all White Supremacists Are Stupid
Last weekend, The New York Times offered a palliative for triumphalist American anti-racist schadenfreude with its essay "The Data of Hate" . Conservatives and liberals both indulge in the habit; ...
chaunceydevega 07/17/2014 19 24 - -
What Sort of White Person Do I Want to Be? A Dialogue With Paul Breines, Civil Rights Freedom Rider
I offer a podcast series at my main site and home base, We Are Respectable Negroes . I was lucky enough to chat with Dr. Paul Breines , who is a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and a Freedom ...
chaunceydevega 07/16/2014 17 6 - -
Why is Eric Holder Finally Telling the Truth About the Tea Party GOP's Racial Animus and Rage?
In a recent interview with ABC, Attorney General Eric Holder told the truth about the role played by white racial resentment and racism in the White Right's opposition to Barack Obama where he said ...
chaunceydevega 07/14/2014 39 31 - -
Ammosexuals and Open Carry Gun Fetishists Will Not Like 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
I had the good fortune to see a screening of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last evening. What follows are some preliminary thoughts on what is a great film, and one guaranteed to make many millions ...
chaunceydevega 07/11/2014 9 28 - -
Black Conservative Race Hustlers and the Anti-Immigrant Protests in Murrieta, California
The harassment and poor treatment of the ...
chaunceydevega 07/10/2014 14 16 - -
A Broken Saxophone Playing 'Hail to the Chief': Black America and Barack Obama Six Years Later
There is a black saxophone playing street ...
chaunceydevega 07/09/2014 21 22 1 -
10 Things I Learned From Eavesdropping on Conservatives Who Just Saw Dinesh D'Souza's 'America'
America: Imagine the World Without Her  is the newest propaganda hit piece from 
chaunceydevega 07/07/2014 188 220 3 -
How Long Will the 'Hobby Lobby' Alliance of Christian Fundies, 1 Percenters, and Libertarians Last?
I would like to thank all of you who ...
chaunceydevega 07/02/2014 21 16 - -
What if a Muslim Company Used the 'Hobby Lobby' Decision to Impose Its Values on White Christians?
The slide towards American theocracy was nudged one more step forward by today's Supreme Court decision in support of the "freedom" of corporations with "religious" beliefs to restrict the rights of ...
chaunceydevega 06/30/2014 779 514 9 -
Israeli Young People Taking 'Selfies' at Auschwitz?
Four teenagers huddle together, striking a severe pose like a boy band. In the background, just overhead, a sign looms: “Arbeit Macht Frei.” A girl kneels down next to some austere-looking, moss-...
chaunceydevega 06/30/2014 13 5 - -
John Boehner's Lawsuit Against President Obama is Racist. Why Won't the Media State That Plain Fact?
Speaker of the House John Boehner's lawsuit against President Barack Obama is driven by racial animus and white supremacy.
chaunceydevega 06/26/2014 18 8 1 -
'Stunning Portraits of Mixed Race Families'?: Slate's Human Zoo of Race Mongrelization
Am I the only person who found Slate.com's photo ...
chaunceydevega 06/25/2014 84 18 1 -
What Happens When a Black Member of the Gun Nut Right 'Discovers' Racism?
I myself am an african american and as much as I hate to claim the race card, it holds true in open carry situations. I've been places with a white friend and we both open carried and law ...
chaunceydevega 06/24/2014 92 128 - -
The Right-Wing's Insincere Embrace of Black Armed Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement
The role of armed resistance and guns in the Black Freedom Struggle is one of America's hidden histories. The mainline Civil Rights Movement was publicly non-violent: this was essential for Dr. King'...
chaunceydevega 06/23/2014 55 18 1 -
An Arab Uncle Tom? 'Brigitte Gabriel' and the Heritage Foundation's Islamophobic Benghazi Freak Show
Once again, the Right-wing in America shows us who they really are. We should not be surprised. On Monday, the "serious" thinkers at the Heritage ...
chaunceydevega 06/18/2014 15 9 - -
Chauncey DeVega Discusses the Las Vegas White Supremacist Shootings on Ring of Fire Radio
Last week, I spent a good amount of time discussing the Las Vegas white supremacist shootings here on Daily Kos, Alternet, and on my own site We Are Respectable ...
chaunceydevega 06/16/2014 18 21 - -
The Right-Wing Media is a Trough Urinal: Apparently, the Las Vegas Shooters Were Really 'Liberals'
Earlier this week, I outlined how the Right-wing media will use Goebbels' principles to lie and obfuscate about the basic facts regarding the Las Vegas white ...
chaunceydevega 06/13/2014 15 18 - -
Why is the "Liberal" Media Afraid to Tell the Truth About Right-wing Domestic Terrorism?
The brilliant Noam Chomsky exposed that the "liberal media" is a myth with the following simple and incisive logic. The Right-wing wing media assert the opposite, i.e. that the media is "liberal"
chaunceydevega 06/11/2014 57 137 3 -
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