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Thursday, September 24, 1998

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  • Reflections On a New York Racist Parade Float

    This past Labor Day, three white men in blackface reenacted the brutal murder of a Texas Black man. In a parody of the killing on a float called Black to the Future, a police officer jumped out of the pick-up truck and hung from the tailgate. Byrd was decapitated and his body was dragged from the back of a pick-up truck by three white men with ties to a white supremacist organization. The parade was held in Broad Channel, a white working class community in Queens, New York.

  • Women Beware Big Government Is Watching

    Ken Starr’s investigation into the president’s sex life has sparked cries from the White House that Starr is invading Clinton’s privacy. These claims ring hypocritical to many women’s rights activists. Clinton’s Welfare Reform Act includes provisions for establishing paternity and requiring child support that women’s advocates describe as harsh and invasive. In some cases poor unmarried mothers must tell judges or welfare officials the names of the men they have slept with. Advocates say that if women refuse to answer these questions, under the Welfare Reform Act, they can be denied food stamps, Medicaid or welfare.

  • Nelson Mandela’s Eulogy for Archbishop Huddleston

    While visiting New York City, South Africa President Nelson Mandela delivered this eulogy for Anglican Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, who died this past April.
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