Thursday night’s San Jose Mercury News racist tweet has capped a week of sexist and cultural tone-deaf commentary from the Rio Olympics. #mediaFail
It slipped into my consciousness the way memes do today, via Facebook and Twitter and a hashtag. But who’s behind National Book Lovers Day?
On 6 August 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. Because the 15th Amendment (1870) had failed to prevent widespread voter discrimination, states needed another legal kick-in-the-pants. That struggle is still ongoing. This year, courts have struck down onerous voter suppression laws (attacking voting rights by claiming “phantom election fraud“) in Kansas (July), North […]