Welcome to the conversation!

Welcome to the conversation!

Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

"Diversity = white genocide”

How would you react to finding an Easter egg in your front yard with the message: 

"Diversity = white genocide. Mass immigration and forced assimilation of non-whites into our lands is genocide."

The Smith family of Henrico County, VA found just that during an Eastern morning egg hunt, an annual tradition with their 3-year old son. You can read the full story in ABC 8NEWS Richmond's "Parents Outraged After Finding Easter Eggs Filled With Racist Notes" and watch the video below. Share your comments and reactions to this story below!

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