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GOP voters give zero Fs about your feelings on blackface costumes

TweetThe New Republic published a poll today revealing how deeply our politics and race inform our attitudes about what is appropriate Halloween attire. As the graph above shows, a plurality of Americans believe it’s acceptable to don charred cork on their faces by a 43-37% margin. Tweet
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Video: How to not be a “racist piece of s***” on Halloween

Tweet While some terrible people are opting for Trayvon Martin Halloween costumes, people who are not soul-less assholes may want to consider these funny political costumes and laugh at these movie remakes. Video and transcript below the jump. Tweet
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There are 4 more days to not dress up as blackface Trayvon Martin for Halloween

Tweet Other blackface costumes for white people not to wear include Black characters from Orange is the New Black. Tweet
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Chilling new ‘Stand Your Ground’ PSA reenacts the night Trayvon was killed

TweetThe Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has a new ad opposing so-called ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws that exist in 26 states.  The ad reenacts the night that Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.  But for Zimmerman’s actions, Trayvon would be alive and laws like ‘Stand Your Ground’ give people the right to [...]
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#DreamDefenders force Florida lawmakers to hold hearings about ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

TweetIn response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman case, the Dream Defenders camped out in the Florida capitol in the hopes to force Governor Rick Scott and Florida lawmakers to hold a special session to review and repeal “stand your ground” laws.  Late last week, they achieved “a critical first step” as lawmakers now agreed [...]
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