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  • At the heart of America is a dirty and shameful reality. Everyone knows it exists, but the devastating impact it has left on generations of people has been glossed over and even ignored—especially by those who still benefit from it. Our American history is rooted in racism. More obvious chapters include the decimation of Native American populations, slavery, segregation, and the Jim Crow era. Most Americans have learned about—or at least heard of—these events. But ask them about the eugenics movement, or when homegrown extremists filled Madison Square Garden for a Nazi rally, or how Henry Ford's hatred of Jews helped inspire Adolf Hitler, and you're likely to get a blank stare. It's time to explore these overlooked events that don’t make it into our history books and correct the record for the people harmed by them, to trace our past to modern tragedies, and learn how folks over the centuries have fought back. We need to confront more of our racist history, so that we might have a chance to defeat it once and for all. Hosted by Nazi-fighter Christian Picciolini, F*** Your Racist History is a weekly history show that tells America's hidden, overlooked, and unknown racist origin stories.
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  • Racist Cartoons, Toys, Nursery Rhymes, Songs, and Popular Phrases

    Aug 23 2021

    Over the centuries, white supremacy has been marketed to American children through popular toys like “mammy” dolls and in cartoons with names like “Little Black Sambo.” More recently, several of Dr. Seuss’ children’s books have also been criticized as being insensitive by promoting racist stereotypes. Many rhymes and songs that we learned in our own childhoods, and that we may now teach our children or grandchildren, are also deeply rooted in racism. This not-so-subtle conditioning to white supremacy as children can lead to unconscious bias in adults. In this episode of F*** Your Racist History, we explore the racist undertones in our beloved childhood entertainment as well as the overt racism in some commonly used phrases and music, even the lyrics of the United States’ National Anthem.

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    47 mins
  • Juan Crow: Anti-Latinx Racism in America

    Aug 16 2021

    In the aftermath of the Mexican-American War, the anti-Latinx violence that continued to dominate Texas became state-sanctioned as it seeped into federal policies. During the early 20th century, Mexican citizens began to migrate into the United States to seek refuge from the Mexican Revolution's violence and turmoil. In response, the U.S. government sent Texas Rangers and soldiers to the border. Thousands of Mexican-Americans were lynched, burned alive, or brutally murdered by local ranchers, vigilante mobs, law enforcement, and the Army. "Juan Crow" laws codified discrimination against Latinx people in voting, employment, housing, education, and other key areas of life. And in the 1950s, President Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Operation Wetback" program deported as many as 1.3 million Latinx immigrants, including 25-percent of all immigrants in Texas. For decades, U.S. health authorities also used noxious, often deadly chemicals like Zyklon B (the same chemical gas used to kill Jews during the Holocaust) to delouse Mexicans seeking to cross the border into the United States. Our story includes the account of the 1917 Bath Riots at the Santa Fe Bridge, when Carmelita Torres decided to fight back, and it sparked a massive resistance. We also trace the history of other violence and discriminatory policies targeting Latinx peoples and the continued anti-immigrant sentiment that still exists towards them today.

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    48 mins
  • White Homeland: Part 2

    Aug 9 2021

    On this episode of F*** Your Racist History: “White Homeland: Part 2,” we discuss historical efforts by American white supremacists to create white ethno-states within the United States via racial separatist movements like the Northwest Territorial Imperative and Oregon’s racist founding history and their state constitution from 1859, which both forbid slavery while also prohibiting Black people from inhabiting land in the territory. Finally, we explore the broader impacts of systemic racism in our cities and suburbs, the creation of our highway infrastructure to aid in racial separatist efforts, and the often destructive effects of gentrification on American communities.

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    42 mins

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Another Great episode

Those who don’t know their history or don’t wanna know the truth or not just fools but doom to repeat the mistakes. The history is very informative but shocking it truly is. I appreciate the time put into all these episodes keep up the good work.

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So right on

Have followed this guy for a few years and his interpretation of the inconvenient history of America is informative and insigjtful