Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history- " The Lost Cause" Propaganda

"...The United Daughters of the Confederacy was a significant leader of the “Lost Cause,” an intellectual movement that revised history to look more favorably on the South after the American Civil War. They were women from elite antebellum families that used their social and political clout to fundraise and pressure local governments to erect monuments that memorialized Confederate heroes. They also formed textbook review committees that monitored what Southern schoolchildren learned about the war. Their influential work with children created a lasting memory of the Confederate cause, and those generations grew up to be the segregationists of the Jim Crow Era in the South..." -

Colorado Experience: KKK (or Trump and Clinton's Base)

Rocky Mountain PBS Published on 24 Jan 2017 From the Grand Dragon to known KKK appointees in the police, mayor and governor offices, Colorado once had the 2nd largest Ku Klux Klan membership in the United States. Discover the sordid history of the KKK in Colorado and the impact they had on Catholics, Jews and African Americans in early 1920s, and the courageous individuals who fought against their establishment.

Baltimore Residents: Trump’s Attacks on the City Are Rooted in “Racism a...

From Democracy Now response to Trump trashing Baltimore and Black people and other People of color and immigrants. Trump uses the anti-semitic racist trope of infestation or vermin and rats. It was the NAZIS propaganda which bombarded Germany with the some sort of disgusting racist propaganda. And now Trump is hyping the same propaganda what one wonders will be Trump's limit. "... Democracy Now! Published on 29 Jul 2019 President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” in tweets attacking Congressmember Elijah Cummings, one of the most prominent African-American lawmakers in Washington. Trump tweeted that Cummings’s district is “considered the Worst in the USA,” and said “no human being would want to live there.” Trump’s initial tweets came after Fox News ran a story about Baltimore and after Cummings criticized the conditions of immigration jails along the Mexican border. Officials across Baltimore and Maryland denounced the president’s remarks, and The Baltimore Sun responded by publishing an editorial titled “Better to have a few rats than to be one.” We speak with Kaye Wise Whitehead, associate professor of communication and African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland and host of a local radio show in Baltimore, and Dayvon Love, director of public policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle."