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Bill Duke Used To Hate White People (Video)

Bill Duke’s Great Grandparents were slaves, his parents escaped from the racist, oppressive, and DANGEROUS South to the North… with their lives. Bill was subjected to extreme racism himself as a child. Is it a wonder that Bill feels how he feels? Imagine how you feel watching a movie with some racism in it. That part… times 1000!

In this clip, Bill Duke spoke about growing up in Poughkeepsie, NY, during the 1940s and 1950s. His parents moved North to escape the oppression of the Jim Crow South equipped with just a 2nd- and 3rd-grade education, respectively. Bill Duke opened up about some his early experiences dealing with racism and how some Whites defied the racist logic of the time as well. He recalled what it was like being a pre-teen when the Emmitt Till story made national headlines.
– Vlad TV

But beyond the agony of his youth, there was wisdom, imparted to Bill, and he shares some with us in the clip above. Watch.

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New Voter ID Laws Take Us Back To The ‘Jim Crow’ Era (Video)

Supposedly, new Voter ID laws are being pushed into place “to reduce instances of voter fraud.” But many have said, on record, that voter fraud is NOT even a real problem. Now, fraudulent practices with vote COUNTING… Well, that’s another Bush election altogether. Fact: Requiring NEW forms of ID to combat voter fraud has the effect, intended or not, of DENYING THE RIGHT TO VOTE in key segments of the population! Keesha Gaskins and Michael Waldman from the Brennan Center for Justice sat down on PBS’ Moyers & Company to explain. Using new research, Waldman and Gaskins argue these laws represent “the first rollback of voting rights since the Jim Crow era.”

Watch… so you’ll be ready for the next “slick” argument for the way voter ID laws are being pushed today!


And if you think that the Black, Hispanic, elderly, and poor votes that will be lost is some kind of “unintended result” of this new type of legislation keep reading…

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