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[Editor’s note: Some Americans love to talk about ‘exceptionalism’, they mean it in a positive way, inferring some superiority to other nations. However, the truth is very different, the only ways in which America is exceptional are deeply disturbing attitudes and values that have thankfully largely died out elsewhere in the world.

Prime among these deeply disturbing attitudes is the ingrained and still all too prevalent racism that has been brought front and centre of current affairs by Donald Trump. 

In America, it began in the 19th century with ‘manifest destiny’, which in a realistic context meant not only dominance of the entirety of North American by white Anglo-Saxons, but control of the Pacific Ocean as well, the Gulf of Tonkin showed us how far it went. Now it’s the Black Sea and the Persian Gulf, the operable definition for exceptionalism is above the laws of man and God. Exceptionalism knows no limits other than the blackness of the human soul. Ian]

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White College Students Angry They Descended from Africa

A group of white students at Texas State University stormed out of anthropology class Friday after the professor explained all humans were descended from Africa.

The walkout caused heated debate with the remaining students chanting “Black lives matter” and criticizing the racist attitude of their classmates.

According to the students, Professor R. Jon McGee opened his class with a discussion on race, which then developed into an overview of the Black Lives Matter movement and the conclusion modern humans evolved in Africa.

Justine Lundy, a student present, told International Business Times that the discussion was met with derision by many, with a fellow student sarcastically replying “sure.”

This incident comes amid a wave of police killings against unarmed Black men. According to a Washington Post study, in 2015 alone around 965 people were fatally shot by U.S. police—with Black and Latino people disproportionately the victims.

Author Details
Ian Greenhalgh is a photographer and historian with a particular interest in military history and the real causes of conflicts.

His studies in history and background in the media industry have given him a keen insight into the use of mass media as a creator of conflict in the modern world.

His favored areas of study include state-sponsored terrorism, media manufactured reality and the role of intelligence services in manipulation of populations and the perception of events.
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