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“This book is an effort to shed light on the truth. . . . To the extent that our leaders embody aspects of who we are as a people, studying how each president has participated in our nation’s complicated and often shameful treatment of black people is as good a place as any to start.” — from preface
“Prejudential” is an eye-opening exploration of America’s relationship with race and black Americans through the lens of the presidents who have been elected to represent all of its people. We are aware that many of our presidents were slaveholders, but what about the “good presidents” like Lincoln, FDR, or Obama? Over the course of 45 chapters – one for each president – Margaret Kimberley explores some uncomfortable truths.
“Margaret Kimberley gives us an intellectual gem of prophetic fire about all the U.S. presidents and their deep roots in the vicious legacy of white supremacy and predatory capitalism. Such truths seem more than most Americans can bear, though we ignore her words at our own peril!” — Cornel West, author of Race Matters
Of Presidents and Precedents
John Johnson isn’t dead: How claims of voter fraud in Florida fell apart
My Experience Running for County Board as a Democrat
In Florida, the Gutting of a Landmark Law Leaves Few Felons Likely to Vote
The History of America's Political Parties and How to Fix Them
Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on the Issues
What If We Could Still Do Great Things?
#NormalizeWetAssPussy, or How Art Changes Culture
How to Talk Like a Leftist, Vol. 1
Battling Racism Beyond the Election
Poverty is spreading like a virus, only worsened by our absentee government’s inept response to the pandemic. Jodi and her guest Geoff Ginter delve into the “wild” theory that this didn’t happen by accident – especially when the wealth of the 1% has risen even more dramatically – but rather this is done by design. This is part 1 of a 3-part series.
Jodi Newell and Geoff Ginter continue their look at poverty in the US, with a special focus on media bias. Media creates a narrative that serves the interests of the ruling elite. Their message shapes the public’s opinion, crafting the wide-spread belief that poverty is the result of individual moral failings of lazy people rather than intentionally built into the system (this is part 2 of 3).
Jordan and Steve discuss the likelihood of even a pittance of a stimulus payment making it our way before the election, hypotheses of what will happen during the lame-duck session, and the greater economic fallout of the government’s negligence of duty to its people – particularly when it can afford to make “the people” whole.
Watch our October National Outreach Call with Margaret Kimberley
In our monthly outreach call, we welcomed author and co-founder of Black Agenda Report Margaret Kimberley for a discussion of her scathing book "Prejudential," and the failure of progressive and black politics in the 2020 election.
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