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Ta-Nehisi Coates’ response to Cliven Bundy’s racist comments


The following post was written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a writer for “The Atlantic.” It is in response to controversial comments made by Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who was in the news recently for having won a two-decade long fight with the federal government for refusing to pay over $1 million in grazing fees after it was discovered that his cattle were grazing on federal land. The article was originally published under the title, “Cliven Bundy Wants to Tell You All About ‘the Negro.’”

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Video: Cliven Bundy, ‘blacks better off as slaves’

Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who was in the news recently for having won a two-decade long fight with the federal government for refusing to pay over $1 million in grazing fees after it was discovered that his cattle were grazing on federal land, is now in headlines for comments he has made about Blacks.

Bundy, who many conservatives championed for his fight against the federal government, was quoted as saying that he thinks blacks were better off when they were enslaved in a New York Times profile.

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We have to stop telling these lies about black girls

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This article originally appeared on Policy Mic. It was written by Antwaun Sargent  and appeared under the title of “7 Lies We Have to Stop Telling About African-American Girls.” 

By Antwaun Sargent

In February, President Barack Obama stood before a group of African-American boys (and other boys of color) in the White House to announce his $200 million dollar initiative, ”My Brother’s Keeper,“ an effort to help African-American young males reach their full potential. It was an important moment, a chance for the president to acknowledge that the nation’s long history of racial disparities has left some disadvantaged.

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Delivery man who thought he was being robbed shot by plain-clothes cops

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Two plain-clothes officers in an unarmed car responding to a report of gunshots in Philadelphia shot a 20-year-old pizza delivery man who thought he was being robbed. 

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Brooklyn District Attorney to end prosecutions of low-level pot arrests

Brooklyn’s district attorney’s office says it will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana offenders. 

The confidential policy proposal came from District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson and was sent to the New York Police Department. 

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Tyler Perry pays family of sick teen’s rent for a year

A Georgia family that faced eviction after returning from a Make-A-Wish event has one less burden to worry about thanks to Tyler Perry.

Xernna Nieves said her family found the eviction notice at their Stockbridge apartment. 

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You Are Your Hair

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I have been reading several articles recently about black and mixed heritage women being discriminated against because of their hair.  Aside from the military’s new hair regulations, which are absurd, many of the stories are coming from school aged children being harassed in school for their natural hair.  And it had me thinking about my own experiences with hair. 

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On television, more transgender, gender fluid characters in focus

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There are more transgender and gender fluid characters on television who appear in main roles than ever.

According to NPR’s Neda Ulaby, “TV’s expanding universe [also] represents gays and lesbians and working women.” 

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Update: charges brought against 5 Hasidic men who beat black gay fashion student

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In December, we reported that Taj Patterson, a black, gay New York fashion student, was attacked by five Hasidic men while walking home from a night out.

The men have since been charged in connection to the incident. 

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Elderly woman tied up during wrongful police raid

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A 75-year-old Virginia woman said she was tied up with a zip tie while State Police invaded her home.

Ruth Hunter said officers told her what they were looking for during the April 10 raid, and she told them she had nothing to do with the investigation. 

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