#008: The "Confederate Dementia" Episode
Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the presidential response to the Charleston massacre, the push to purge Confederate symbols, and the humanitarian crisis brewing in the Dominican Republic.

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Obama, 2016 Candidates on Charleston, Race

These Republicans Aren't Sure What Motivated A White Guy To Kill 9 Black Churchgoers | The Huffington Post

Ben Carson slams GOP 2016 rivals 'who dare not call this tragedy an act of racism' | The Washington Post

While GOP candidates stammer, Clinton directly confronts race | The Washington Post

President Obama Delivers Eulogy at Charleston Shooting Funeral of Clementa Pinckney | Youtube

Remarks by the President in Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney | Whitehouse.Gov

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast Episode 613 - President Barack Obama | Youtube

Here Are All the Highlights From Marc Maron's Interview With Obama | Slate

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast - Episode 613 - President Barack Obama | WTF Podcast

Transcript of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential announcement | The New York Daily News

Jindal plays down Indian roots, faces online backlash | The Times of India

Read Full Text of Gov. Bobby Jindal's Campaign Launch | Time

Bernie Sanders: U.S. 'far from eradicating racism' | The Washington Post

Black Voices: Bernie Sanders Should Address Racial Injustice | The Progressive

Why Bernie Sanders doesn't talk about race | Vox

Hillary Clinton: We can't hide from hard truths on race | Medium

Obama reflects on his ‘best week ever’ | MSNBC

Confederate Flag, Monuments, Mascots

Republicans Tread Carefully in Criticism of Confederate Flag | The New York Times

The Confederate Flag and the Fight to End Racism | The Huffington Post

Nearly 200 U.S. public schools are named for Confederate leaders | The Washington Post

Editorial: Examine Confederate symbols case by case | The Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Ugly, Racially Charged Fight Over A Confederate Mascot. In Vermont. | Deadspin

Schools Reconsider Confederate Mascots In Wake Of Charleston Shooting | The Huffington Post

In aftermath of horrific shooting, schools debate Rebels mascot | USA Today

7 Confederate Monuments Vandalized Across Six States | Care2

More states seeing Confederate statues defaced in wake Charleston shooting | CBS News

After Vandalism, UT-Austin To Weigh Confederate Statues' Future | KERA News

Enough Is Enough' for Woman Who Removed Confederate Flag | ABC News

EXCLUSIVE: Bree Newsome Speaks For The First Time After Courageous Act of Civil Disobedience | Blue Nation Review

Watch A Film By Bree Newsome, The Hero Who Took Down The Flag | io9

Badass Bree Newsome Climbs S.C. Flagpole To Remove Confederate Flag | Jezebel

Confederate flag removed in South Carolina: Anarchy or moral protest? (+video) | Christian Science Monitor

Dominican Republic-Haiti Relations

The Bronx Protests Against the Deportations of Dominicans with Haitian ancestry and Haitian migrants | Vimeo

The Dominican Republic refugee crisis is so bad, people are comparing it to Nazi Germany | Fusion

My Caribbean: 5 Vignettes | The New York Times

Mayor: Dominican Republic's Deportation Move a 'Racist Act' | NY1

Dominican Republic: Thousands at Risk of Expulsion to Haiti | HRW

Calls From Boston Not To Vacation In Dominican Republic | WBUR

The Dominican Republic's "Ethnic Purging": Edwidge Danticat on Mass Deportation of Haitian Families | Democracy Now

Dominican Republic Set to Deport Haitian Migrants | The New York Times

Dominican Deadline Passes Without Mass Expulsion of Haitian Migrants | The New York Times

Two Versions of a Dominican Tale | The New York Times

Dominican Republic-Haiti relations | Wikipedia

The Dominican Republic and Haiti: one island riven by an unresolved past | The Guardian

El antihaitianismo dominicano es por conveniencia política, dice Silvio Torres-Saillant | acento.com.do (in Spanish)

Dominican Republic Threatens to Deport Haitian Families | The Root

Concentration Camps in the Dominican Republic? | The Nation

Immigration Rules in Bahamas Sweep Up Haitians | The New York Times

Yo, Check This Out: Recommendations

Reconstruction by Eric Foner


The Dominican Republic: A National History by Frank Moya Pons

Black Behind the Ears by Ginetta E. B. Candelario

Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian



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