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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spot the anti-American

Here is Bernice Johnson Reagon (leader of Sweet Honey In The Rock among her other talents) giving the address at the ceremony where the late Howard Zinn received the 2010 Ridenhour Courage prize. A great address in honour of a great man.



And it's nice to think that the award will annoy the loathsome Benjamin Kerstein, who considers Zinn to have been anti-American. Presumably if he'd been more American he would have supported segregation rather than fought it: after all, the all-American Kerstein abandoned the USA years ago and buggered off to a country where segregation and denial of civil rights on racial grounds are daily facts of life. Such a patriot.

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