October 27, 2022 -
In 1984, Mab Segrest reported on the Ku Klux Klan's activities in North Carolina public schools in the context of the wider conservative backlash against racial integration and that year's elections. We republish her Southern Exposure report amid another conservative political backlash against public schools, which the Klan is using for its own purposes.
November 3, 2017 -
Before landing in legal trouble for his actions related to advising a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine, President Trump's former campaign chair was a GOP operative who worked to build support for the party among whites by appealing to their racism against African Americans.
January 5, 2017 -
As U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama prepares for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, civil rights groups are working to block his nomination, citing his poor record on civil rights and role in targeting African-American voting rights activists.
December 12, 2013 -
The press shouldn't obscure the fact that conservative hardliners like U.S. Senators Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and Jesse Helms of North Carolina opposed the Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986 that called for economic sanctions against the racist apartheid regime.
October 3, 2012 -
A grassroots effort to open up the presidential debates to third-party candidates has succeeded in getting three of the 10 corporate sponsors of the debates that begin tonight to withdraw their support.
September 19, 2012 -
In a speech to wealthy donors, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said 47 percent of Americans "pay no income tax," are "dependent upon government," and "will vote for the president no matter what." A look at the numbers behind those claims.
February 1, 1984 -
This article originally appeared in Southern Exposure Vol. 12 No.