April 20, 2015

Saturday Open Thread: Racism In Australia II (Dedicated to @TIP)

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, P.O.U.! We conclude our series with a speech that would never be made in the U.S. in regards to this country's enslavement and Jim Crow periods.   THE REDFERN PARK SPEECH December 10, 1992 … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Racism In Australia II (Dedicated to @TIP)

Gwoja Tjungurrayi aka "One Pound Jimmy", survivor of the Coniston Massacre

HAPPY FRIDAY, P.O.U.!   CONISTON MASSACRE Northern Territory, Australia August 14 - October 18 1928 … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Racism In Australia II (Dedicated to @TIP)

GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.!   CONVINCING GROUND MASSACRE Portland, Victoria 1833 or 1834 When Portland, Victoria was established as a whaling station in 1829, there was tension between the local Gunditjmara people Kilcarer gundidj clan and the … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Racism in Australia II (Dedicated to @TIP)

HAPPY HUMP DAY, P.O.U.!   THE CAPE GRIM MASSACRE Cape Grim, Tasmania February 10, 1828 The Cape Grim massacre occurred on 10 February 1828 in the north-west of Van Diemen's Land, now known as Tasmania, when four shepherds with muskets are … [Read more...]

#Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Thread


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Saturday Open Thread: African-American Undercover Agents


Welcome to the Weekend POU! Today we look at the career of law enforcement pioneer Arthur Lewis When he began a career in federal law enforcement, Arthur Lewis set a simple but ambitious goal. He wanted to see his photograph hang on … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African-American Undercover Agents


Good Morning POU! Today we feature a trailblazer whose biography has been portrayed on the small screen. Her work has been so important and dangerous, photographs of her are not online even though she has been retired for almost 2 … [Read more...]