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political culture of the own states. it was defeated militarily during the civil war, but not defeat defeated politically. because it's white supremacist ideas were not defeated. and in fact, it seems as if the part of the reconciliation between dixie and the rest of the country is to give dick see a pass. ah, the south had lost nearly everything in the war, but we refused to surrender. instead, we united around a strange myth known if the last cause i grew up surrounded by it. it was always the yankees or the war of northern aggression life before the war was romanticized, as one of content, slaves and idyllic plantation, life monuments to confederate battle fields and generals were everywhere. we were a separate people who were superior,
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distinct and noble. but i always felt that beneath this mask a southern gentility and outward politeness was a culture that was deeply flawed at its corn. if you investigate his lynchings any great extent, ohio, you can believe that it really happened in the country in the country. and the country still stands and break to no. these tactics were used with terrifying a fact, particularly at night by the notorious white supremacist group. the ku klux klan, the clans, primary goal was to keep african americans in their place by any means necessary. it was to southern clans, violence, and a labor shortage after world war one that drove $1600000.00 african americans from the south to the north and mid west. there they worked in the steel mills,
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railroads meet packing plants and automobile industry. but poll taxes literacy tests and the clans, intimidation in the north, kept blacks from voting, their boots, that nothing for me. so government, there are no codes. glendon, presidents, unquote. probably the worst of the ball is woodrow wilson and the natives crab as them. so med lower general and as me goes to wilson, get stand to see successful blacks around him. and he makes a point of the moaning them sent in from the offices to the distance. 3 pride in this. you also had northern politicians who pandered to the south because the south, as they called it, the solid south was such a voting block. if you were northern politician. and even if you had ideas of
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fairness, that's not even say equality, but just fairness and that these, that black people were human beings. but at the same time, you wanted to win the south or you needed to win the south to be elected. you had to step lightly around the southerners to south put this was stored national power to work, maintaining the nation's racial hierarchy with its veto power. southern politicians tarnished the creation of president franklin delano roosevelt new deal . ronald himself is a very good example of this, that he has to make certain compromises. he has to tell walter, why did india believe vb? i'm sorry, i can't sign this anti lindsey bill. the bill is to make lynching a federal crime. that would be
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a big step in the opposition. that is so intense. so roosevelt himself says, look, if i do this and forget about the new deal. roosevelt's new deal created relief programs to put people back to work during the great depression. but southern politicians made sure the new federal job benefits programs, social security, the minimum wage, unemployment, insurance and union organizing did not apply to the 2 primary black locations of the era. agricultural and domestic service, ah, the jackpot to follow the american victory in world war 2, which gave birth to the american dream. good housing, education and employment was off limits to most african americans.
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nowhere with systemic racism more on display than international housing policy. also created by the new deal it was a government leading the way in creating a segregated landscape and every metropolitan area in this country. you had many neighborhoods with european immigrants, of african americans, white, true, who came from rural areas to work in factories. in the same neighborhood, but in fact, what the public works administration did with its housing program was creat segregation when none had existed before the build public housing and those saves, demolishing the integrated neighborhood to create land for the public houses and build segregated public housing smith returning black world war 2 veterans were forced to live in the segregated housing because dixie crat vetoed an amendment in the 1949 housing act that would have re integrated housing
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throughout the country. mass production builders, god bank loans guaranteed by the federal housing administration on condition that no homes be sold to blush. good pang, industry jobs followed whites to the new suburbs in the white families like mine who owned their homes, gained several $100000.00 worth of equity. over decades. the white middle class was born. the federal housing authority made it illegal for lenders to loan money to blacks who wanted to buy houses in white neighborhoods. red lining by banks, denied mortgages to black people, even in their own communities. blue black people understood that when pursuing the american dream, there were 2 americans, one for white people,
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and one for african americans. from this tension emerged the civil rights movement, where blacks were unflinching and fearless. we are with, we want to bad, a timer a. and with the change of felony by a through the night that the globe me to go all i there was an understanding that southerners, we're not gonna easily give up their control, their power, this idea of into the inequality between the races. there was always misunderstanding that there was going to need to be this federal intervention on
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the level of a civil rights act to the civil rights act of $964.00. and in this case it finally gave some t. so the 14th amendment, title 6 of the civil rights act of 64 was very, very important because it said that if you were receiving federal monies, then you could not discriminate based on race, gender, religion. finally, in 1968, a fair housing act was passed, which said that you couldn't discriminate in the sale, rental of most housing in the country. incredibly, the legal discrimination against african americans that began in the 1600s only officially ended in 1964 with the enactment of the civil rights act. but all across the country, not just in the south expressions of open racism,
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went underground white privilege was finding a way to maintain itself. the national, pushed back against the civil rights movement. and the laws it helped in act began right away. this resistance eerily mirrored what happened after we construction political assassinations, and the overturning of policies and laws gradually destroyed the gains made by african americans. from the beginning of our administration, we've taken strong steps to do something about this war. ah, they are often the kinds of kids that are called super predatory ah, in meridian mississippi,
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a flash point for the civil rights movement. i discovered an incident that took place in 2003. that struck me as an enduring example of the terrible consequences of not directly confronting racism. ah, and the funerals for 3 lockheed employee shot to death earlier this week were held to day and both mississippi and alabama. thomas willis, the father of 3, a vietnam war bed, who was honored with whom i was immediately drawn to thomas willis. to me, his life seemed to personify the progress that has been made by african americans in the us since the passage of the civil rights. and how long did you know thomas willis? yes. place on bold. on brands. with good work ethic,
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family. orienting. loudon. script far, fair ah, ah, those incidents of havana syndrome, as you mentioned before, things like difficulty concentrated insomnia memory problems there. so vague as to be experienced by just about everyone who has ever lived in any given week me . right. and so now people all over the world who are military personnel, or intelligence officers or diplomats working for the american government, are now on the lookout for these anomalous help incidence. and literally people are getting up in the morning and sneezing and attributing it to a band syndrome. i mean, because it's so bad. it's
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an open secret that private military companies have been playing a role in arm conflicts. world wide. u. s. government doesn't track the number of contractors it uses in places iraq or afghanistan, the united states army and the military and general is so reliance on the private sector. i would call that dependency, but we don't know who's the on the ground presence of these companies overseas. we just don't out west and private military companies can in their turn use so cool subcontractors from countries with trouble pass. the chances are quite good that they had also been charles diligence. i says, i was a child as well as my job professional growth is, is with the whole 141. if i said that that with no flaw, minimum own law,
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which i mean to be merciless killing machines. now they fight die in other people's was people carol, lot one and a dead soldier or dead marine shows up in this country and we start asking yourself, why did they die? why do what were they fighting for? nobody bothers down to about that. contractors in china with chinese students and the sub boshoway she can. hi sharon, my name is rob lee with a betty latoya. this is rudy with she been wholesale millennium kelly
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recruiting court and i renewed my financial night. you're sure that thousands of long didn't get to i learned that to me for she gave us times to i must be happy. i could fatima fact not really. not that i'm looking for that little christy. i think you me act here protection for him. um will proceed to get my stuff, the money that i can live with me. thomas willis, who was making good money in a union job assembling aircraft wings for lockheed martin, the largest military contractor in the world. as a u. s. government contractor, lockheed is barred from discriminating against people based on their race color or national origin by title 6 of the civil rights act. in 2001 mister
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willis courageously reported to lockheed management. that he and his african american co workers were being intimidated by a white employee. doug williams williams work the assembly line alongside mr. willis. i'm going pulling punches. william will ask you the believe doug williams was racist. check to form. you had a problem with, with, with blacks in general, and some black specifically, did he ever tell you why he thought a race war was coming? he told me i want to cation that he thought that the society had got to the point were, the blacks were given everything in the white males, no longer had anybody representing us. and he thought that that was the answer. violence was the answer. they called in an investigator to determine if there was any, any type of racial threats being made in, in mr. willis told him exactly what was going on. thomas. his comment to me was
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that he felt like the company all to do something. ah, and that he wasn't going to quit until something was done. doug williams was ordered to attend diversity and anger management classes, but repeatedly refused to go. and there was one day williams put a white work booty on his head. i'm from the south. everybody. there are no no what signifies some african american employees assumed he was imitating the ku klux klan and reported the incident to their supervisors. finally, the system plant manager comes back down and says, doug, mister williams, you've got to take that ludy off your head. their conversation was quite escalated . jack insisting that he pulled a cap off, doug refusing, he wanted to know who had reported. he wanted names without approval from
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lockheed williams took a week off. when he did return to work, he was punished. lockheed again ordered him to diversity class, and again, he refused to go, went out to his truck, got his guides and came back. and that's when the shooting started. storms in the room. he goes by numerous wide employees. don't shoot anybody in mickey fitzgerald, brave man, he was the white guy, stood up said doug, you don't do this. doug kilten just point blank shot him and he and he go straight to the area where the black co workers that he had been intimidating. worked michelle thomas willis in a back as he was running away in total williams killed 6 of his co workers, an injured 8 more. he then killed himself
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ah, in a state bear my mother. this can't be happening. and the me like it was on her. and that's what i'm kinda confused about. why did it go on her? we file, so for wrongful death under the mississippi wrongful death statute seeking damages for mr. willis been murdered and an intentional act. it went to the 1st circuit court of appeals, which through the case out, based on the fact that it was a workplace accident. when they rude,
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it is accidental. i know what that word means. things happen. you leave a court out. you true, that's an accident. you didn't mean for that to happen. i understand there, but this was intentional at the time of the massacre, lockheed held federal military contracts worth billions of dollars. if lockheed had been found guilty of violating thomas willis and his colleagues civil rights, it likely would have lost its lucrative government contracts. vietnam veteran and law abiding citizen, thomas willis, played by all the rules. and he was still struck down by a racist. if mister wilson circumstances couldn't protect his civil rights and who are what could i just want to see just
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a star. i needed somebody to say, hey, we will not allow this to happen again. the country is becoming increasingly diverse. so the way race plays out today, not just in the south, but the whole country is this profound anxiety bad. a lot of people have especially white people have about growing diversely. they're quite scared because they feel like they're about to lose, not simply their neighborhood, but their sense of self, who they are. so when i talk about taking america back to talking about taking it back from the other, you see bridges the i'm was brought to ruin by the mere fact of hitting him that eventually we will do anything to make it possible for this person to succeed, to succeed were still suffering the after effects of those 2 powerful regimes that comprise the bulk of us history, slavery,
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and temp row. you see it in terms the population of our prisons. you see it in health care outcomes in terms of life expectancy. you see it in terms o per capita income on a racial basis. this culture has been created. that is still in some ways, punishing and penalize africans with as noted. no irrigation of the lingering unpack, no attempt to connect the dots between slavery, jim crow, and the present and it's coma because you know, people are suffering and people are dying. or you can explain to me about the james' all i
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these other day when thereafter. deeds of the day. dangerous man. oh wow. we stay with oh, lawn, there many people don't believe the quality of the many people believe there's a natural order of things and at whiteside the top. and to some extent, i would argue that we're still fighting with civil war and the se 20 i guess quite honestly,
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i'm not sure how to how it can be fixed. ah, could she be right? is there really no way out of this? one thing i know for sure is that oppression against african americans has been relentless throughout our history. this history is not just in the past. it's still very much alive today. we need an official government commission to investigate and interrogate the lingering impact of both slavery and jim chrome. perhaps we need also some way to repair the damage. i would think the reparations that will be impractical achievement would take the
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form of refurbishing black movie is in terms of the quality of schools and bullied housing. there's no getting and i mean change ah, leveling the playing field for african americans is one big dancer. we tried this with reconstruction and with the civil rights act, but fierce white resistance pushed back against both i hard not of it is really white. so we had it exactly backwards, right? in terms of the problem, we have a white problem in united states and we, and i don't mean this as a blame and whatever, but i think people won't get this on their own. that really takes a lot of work so deeply in our dna. and it's reflected in politics,
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the way we do politics, the way we do, i kind of me and the way we think about ourselves. but we actually need to give birth to a new white identity. white identity that doesn't need to dominate a white identity is not totally anxious about being a connection in relationship with the other white identity, the recognize that it is the other ah, but to do this, we have to recognize that we as white people have benefited enormously from our privilege. ringback at the expense of other people, the cost of this prejudice and inequality has comic far too higher price. why are we so afraid to face the possibility that we might actually do something with true? ah
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that coul turner family foundation a complete list of unders is available from the producer walkie. ah, my math is correcting, they're having a nervous breakdown, very public nervous breakdown as they should. things are going their way with chance all down through here, calling this larry over here. so you're camps are always a little nicer than this. this is evidence of absolute poverty, just to mayor, people in our city and other cities all across america are living like this,
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where at the original need and village that opened up in 2018 right now. there's 31 homes on the property. it's a little over 4 acres with 31 homes and a community center. unfortunately, a lot of people don't make it out of edition more homelessness, and i'm just really happy it made it. oh, dad you with join me every thursday on the alex simon show. and i'll be speaking to guess on the world politics sport business. i'm show business. i'll see you then it's an open secret that private military companies have been playing a role in om conflicts. world wide. u. s. government doesn't track the number of
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contractors and uses in places iraq or afghanistan, the united states army and the military and general is so reliance on the private sector. i would call that dependency, but we don't know who's the on the ground presence of these companies overseas. we just don't out west and private military companies can in their turn use so called sub contractors from countries with trouble pass. the chances are quite good that they had also been child diligence. i see i was a chat as well as my job professional job is with the whole 141 the front that that looked with no loan wall which meant to be merciless killing machines. now they fight and die in other people's was people carol lot. when a dead soldier or dead marine shows up in this country,
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