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Even 50 years ago, the KKK seemed impossibly weakened and an artifact of our not-so-distant past as a country. Blatant racism was out of favor. While the system chugged along and Americans wrestled with the concept of “political correctness,” it still seemed like progress.
But now, after the U.S. elected a Black man president twice and a Black woman vice president once (so far), after Black Lives Matter and widespread awareness of racial issues — or perhaps because of these things — hate groups are ascendant.
A Facebook friend shares this image, a KKK care package left for many people in Blue Eye, Missouri, a small town near the Arkansas border.
Welcome to the past.
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JOE.MY.GOD.: Arkansas is now trying to make it so that teachers can refer to trans students by whichever gender the teacher chooses — and by their birth names. No personal determination at all.
HUFF POST: Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-South Carolina) sounds incredulous over Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) saying he won't do anything to fix the filibuster, even if it means no action can be taken on voting rights:
He said ... that January 6th changed him. Well, it changed me as well. I want to remind him of what some of those insurrectionists were saying to those African American law officers who were out there. One man talking about how many times he was called the N-word. I want to know, how does that man compromise in such a situation? How would he have me compromise in such a situation?
THE HILL: The House Ethics Committee has opened a probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) over allegations he paid for sex and slept with a 17-year-old, among other alleged wrongdoing.
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POLITICO: Biden won't publicly pressure Justice Breyer to retire — but let's hope he does.
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