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He was arrested in 1927 at a KKK event This is true. He was arrested at the KKK riot for "refusing to disperse from a parade when ordered to do so", see for example The Washington Post or Vice. He was photographed with his son in 1999 wearing klan robes This is not true. The image is manipulated. See snopes.com for more details, including the original ...


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Short version: Susan B. Anthony had a long history of working as an abolitionist, but wasn't willing to settle for gradual victories on the way to women's suffrage. Combine that with a notorious short temper, and a rocky but long friendship with Frederick Douglass, and you end up with some quotes that are less than favorable for Anthony's memory, fall short ...


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A similar claim is often made, but limited to the use of marijuana. For that, the Washington Post has a good overview. The results for overall drug use are similar to those results. Drug use by race/ethnicity The dataset that is used most often to evaluate claims like this is the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. You can view the data here for 2011....


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Even if such a law were still on the books somewhere in the U.S., it would be superseded by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States which states (emphasis added): Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they ...


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The peaceful quote was given when he described his pilgrimage to Mecca, and the attitude toward all (American) white people as devils is from an earlier time when he was part of the Nation of Islam. In a 1963 interview with Louis Lomax he says: MALCOLM X: Yes, sir, that is what The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us. The white devil’s time is up; it ...


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According to Snopes, it is not real: This flyer was not created by antifa, nor was it distributed by the group in Charlottesville or anywhere else. [...] There are several reasons to be sure that these flyers are fake: the supposed antifa organization named on the flyers does not exist; the flyer does not use language espoused by antifa groups; ...


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This 2005 Keloland news article tackles the claims about South Dakota, especially Spearfish, South Dakota. It showed there was no such law in Spearfish. Spearfish Mayor Jerry Krambeck said, "And of course we researched as far as back as we possibly could and this was totally false." And there was was no such law in South Dakota: Several websites also ...


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Notice: This answer addresses revision 3 of the question. It seems quite nonsensical, as there were 'white' people in Virginia at the time. The European settlers from England would count as 'white' today? That is 'white' in the racist sense of people of light skin tone (which arguably is not white (rgb(255, 255, 255)) but rosy/pinky/pale, whatever you'd ...


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The linked article references the article Rassismus und Kindererziehung: Droht Verlust des Umgangsrechtes?, published on 2015-09-24 in an online magazine run by the German Bar Association. In this article, the attorney Eva Becker (President of the Family Law Community in the German Bar Association) gives her professional assessment on this topic. Naturally, ...


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TL;DR - we don't know if the study is corroborated. I will continue to look into this topic to edit and improve the answer. It may be too early to conclude if the results of the 2018 paper are corroborated by other sources. RE: Methodology, the paper covers it well (emphasis added). We constructed an original database of all confirmed uses of deadly ...


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TL;DR: not exactly. Black Lives Matter As others have said, this image misrepresents what the Black Lives Matter movement protests. As a general rule, police shootings don't appear in crime statistics as most are considered justifiable. That's the basic Black Lives Matters complaint. That police shootings of black decedents are overwhelmingly marked as ...


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Quote 1 I found an article that mentions a source for the first quote: The Woman’s Rights Association had only recently changed its name to the American Equal Rights Association (AERA)—on May 10, 1868—and tension within the organization grew quickly over the Fourteenth Amendment. A few days after the organizational name change, Susan B. Anthony ...


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According to 1670-Enquiries to the Governor of Virginia from the Lords Commissioners of Foreign Plantations. Answered by Sir William Berkeley in 1671 (alternative source, see page 515) What number of planters, servants and slaves; and how many parishes are there in your plantation? Answer. We suppose, and I am very sure we do not much ...


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This will be answered through an argument of authority. While, I do not expect this community to accept the answer, I'm sure it will help. According to the University of Oklahoma, it is true. Professor John.J.Chiodo regave the quiz in 1996 where it had this objective: Students take and score the 68 items of the 1965 Alabama Literacy Test to experience ...


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Limbaugh goes into a bit more depth, and also mentions the source for his claims: They're all for it at Al-Qaeda. Wiping out gays? A bunch of attaboys for doing that. However, the [Inspire Guide: Orlando Operation] "suggests to 'avoid targeting places and crowds where minorities are generally found in America,' because 'the federal government will ...


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Yes she did. Link to that twitter-post In case the tweet is removed here's the Google Cache copy of it.


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As already mentioned in the first answer, this article refers to an article by a german laywers association (https://anwaltauskunft.de/magazin/leben/ehe-familie/1178/rassismus-und-kindererziehung-droht-verlust-des-umgangsrechtes/). The article is a comment on the existing laws, not a court decision itself. I'll only address how your excerpt interpreted ...


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As per Google Books the first quote is from "Red Black and Green: Black Nationalism in the United States" by one Alphonso Pinkney. The quote appears on page 68 with a bit of context that illustrates the development in Malcolm X beliefs. As for the second quote, the Nation of Islam taught that the white man was the devil (btw. this was not intended as a ...


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According to Colonel Sanders and the American Dream (2012) Harland Sanders seems to have been utterly without racial prejudice of any kind. No one who has spoken to me for this book nor any credible source in any of the primary or secondary literature about him has even hinted at bigotry or animosity on Sanders' part. The book goes on to explain that ...


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According to Trends in the Characteristics of Women Obtaining Abortions, 1974 to 2004, tables 3 and 4, and Statistical Abstracts of the United States 2012, table 101, abortion data is as follows: year: non-whites (blacks) 1973: 195,820 1974: 269,250 1975: 333,000 1976: 394,410 1977: 427,920 1978: 440,190 1979: 435,270 1980: 460,260 ...


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Jewish students are overrepresented in Harvard compared to the percentage of Jews in the US total population, but the graph shown misleading and is based on wrong numbers. The Graph is Misleading Instead of showing the representation of different ethnicities compared to their percentage in the general population, which is what we are accustomed to see, we ...


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Esquire on the same day reported: The guest, Charles Kaiser, has apologized for "misattributing" the quote to Steve Bannon. Kaiser told Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple Tuesday afternoon that he meant to say that Trump Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions had used the N-word, not Bannon.


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No, the IAT(or any other predictive test) does not reliably determine behavior on a specific person. A predictive test is not accurate at the individual level unless the criteria being measured matches perfectly with the criteria being predicted, and as shown below this is not the case for IAT's. According to this meta-analysis of 122 research papers ...


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http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi#1890s confirms the second quote. The quotation given there is Ours is one continual struggle against a degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the Europeans, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of ...


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This study indicates both that the minimum wage decreases overall employment and minority employment disproportionately, although that sensitivity can sometimes be overstated. ...most if not all of the recent studies indicate a greater sensitivity to changes in the minimum wage on the part of teenagers, non-whites and the low skilled, generally, than is ...


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A preference for one's own ethnic group is not present at birth, but learned during the first few months of life. (Source - Three-month-olds, but not newborns, prefer own-race faces) Newborn and 3-month old babies were shown pairs of photos of faces to see if they preferred faces of people from their own ethnic group or faces of people not from their own ...


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According to As Thousands Cheer: The Life of Irving Berlin: (with my censoring) Like many self-taught musicians, he hit only the black keys, which were easier for his untrained hands to control. He called them "n****r keys," and the pianos he used, "n****r pianos," Both terms were standard Tin Pan Alley jargon. His use of these expressions, repugnant ...


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What the other answers fail to grasp is that the article explicity mentiones court proceedings for divorced/separated parents. This means that the whole premise of the article by the Anwaltsverein is court-based custody proceedings/rulings. The article does not mention non-separated parents. It talks about what factors may influence the court's decision ...


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As I will explain, this isn't an ideal answer, but provides empirical evidence that The Netherlands is not necessarily the least racist country, and that the very question isn't precise enough to answer meaningfully. The definition of "least racist" isn't clearly defined here, and there are a number of measures that could be used. One suitable measure ...


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Yes it is a genuine test, but it was particular to one county (not all of Alabama) in 1964. As explained in the congressional record: In Alabama's tests- used since August 1964, answers to four of the eight questions are In printed material on the test sheet So for this test, first you would read excerpts: EXCERPTS FROM THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED ...


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