Diane Roberts

Diane Roberts is a writer and broadcaster. A native Floridian, she was educated at Oxford where she was a Marshall scholar. She broadcasts regularly for the BBC and National Public Radio in America, and writes for newspapers such as the Washington Post, the New York Times and the St Petersburg Times. She is also professor of literature and writing at Florida State University and the author of four books, the most recent of which is Dream State, a political history of Florida
 

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:25pm
Jim Crow Isn't Dead, He Just Got Lawyers
When a black man won the White House in 2008, many in the commentariat declared the United States a "post-racial" society , no longer hamstrung by old hatreds, freed at last from the embarrassments of segregation – finally and triumphantly color blind.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 3:15pm
The Republicans Who Want Ignorance to Get Equal Time in Schools
Not content with merely waging war on women, Republicans are targeting another enemy of conservatism: education. New Hampshire state Republican Jerry Bergevin recently railed against science and the atheist eggheads who call themselves teachers: "I want the full portrait of evolution and the people who came up with the ideas to be presented.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 8:32am
The Republican 'Voter Fraud' Fraud
Presidential candidate and angry white man Newt Gingrich seems nostalgic for the good old Jim Crow poll tax days: he has called for people to have to pass an American historical literacy test before they can vote .
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Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 10:45am
The EPA: The Tea Party's Next Target
You'd think Congress would be too busy wrecking the economy to attack the environment.
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