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Earl Ofari Hutchinson
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Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a nationally acclaimed author and political analyst. Hutchinson is the author of ten books on race and politics in America.

His featured interviews and comments on race and politics have appeared in numerous national publications: He is a frequent guest analyst on CNN, Fox, and American Urban Radio Network:

He is the National Political Writer for New America Media and a regular contributor to: the Grio, and Electronic Urban Radio Network. He is the host of The Hutchinson Report on KTYM and KPFK Radio Stations.

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'White Boy' Biden Got It Right and Wrong About the Tea Party

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 11:35 AM

Vice President Joe Biden got the tongues furiously wagging again after a recent meeting with black ministers in South Carolina. First he called himself the virtually lone "white boy" in a black Wilmington, Delaware neighborhood. Then he lambasted the tea party as "crazy." The reference to himself as the "white...

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Republican's Blame Ebola on Obama Ploy Backfires

(618) Comments | Posted October 18, 2014 | 10:45 AM

The instant the Ebola crisis hit American shores, the inevitable happened. The GOP blamed President Obama for it. First, it was the lame brained borderline racist charge that Obama either deliberately or through sheer incompetence did nothing to seal the borders to keep the virus at bay. The only slightly...

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Racism Charge in Ebola Fight Way Overblown

(11) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 7:35 PM

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson was tactful and circumspect when he questioned the way health officials and medical staffers handled the care and treatment of Ebola victim Thomas Duncan. Jackson carefully avoided using the "R" word. R as in racism but others, many others, and that includes Duncan's family, flatly...

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What if Jody Westby Had Not Said No to Racial Profiling?

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 8:18 PM

Washington D.C. attorney Jody Westby almost certainly did not return to her home recently thinking that she would be a heroine or perform a heroic act. But in one instant she became just that. She did a powerful humane act that showed in a graphic way how racial profiling can...

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Panetta Recycles the Same Tired Criticisms of President Obama

(3) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 6:27 PM

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is the latest to recycle the same tired criticisms of President Obama. The criticisms with only slight variation boil down to Obama are weak, ineffectual, hesitant and blundering on Iraq and Syria. He should have tossed the missiles and put the boots on the ground...

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Secret Service Bungles Underscore the Never Ending Peril to President Obama

(7) Comments | Posted October 4, 2014 | 6:01 PM

The Secret Service has taken a much deserved battering for an armed felon roaming free in the White House, fence jumpers, leaks of President Obama's travel schedule to then GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and a congressional impostor getting into an area where the President was at a Congressional Black...

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When Ebola Strikes the U.S

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 8:45 AM

The one burning question that has been on nearly every one's lips in the U.S. is not "Could the Ebola virus strike the U.S.?" But "What happens if it does strike the U.S.?" There was a partial answer to that question when the first confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola...

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Eric Holder Was Our Firewall Against GOP Bigotry

(8) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 1:27 PM

One of the most poignant moments in Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.'s six-year tenure heading the Justice Department came in February 2009 barely a month after he had been confirmed as Attorney General. He told an overflow crowd celebrating Black History Month at the Justice Department that America was "cowardly"...

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Would a Body Camera Have Saved Michael Brown?

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 2:47 PM

The clamor for police departments to fully outfit all their officers with body cameras was loud long before Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson gunned down Michael Brown. But when Wilson shot Brown, some said that if he had been wearing a body cam, the shooting may not have happened. The...

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Why Darren Wilson Isn't in Cuffs

(254) Comments | Posted September 21, 2014 | 8:30 PM

All of the most recent protests in Ferguson over the slaying of Michael Brown seem recent since the protestors have all asked for the same thing: That is to slap the cuffs on Darren Wilson, the officer who gunned down Brown on August 9. The reasons given for Wilson's freedom...

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The Daniele Watts Stop Tosses the Glare Again on the Racial Profiling Debate

(9) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 1:59 PM

Two predictable things happened the instant Django Unchained star, actress Daniele Watts, an African-American, was detained by an LAPD officer in Studio City, California in response to a lewd public behavior call. The first was that Watts' loudly charged that she was being detained only because she was...

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The Red Flag Flies High Again on Prosecution in Brown Slaying

(2) Comments | Posted September 14, 2014 | 8:06 PM

A little over a year ago the debate was fierce over whether Florida state prosecutor Angela "Tough on Crime" Corey assigned to prosecute George Zimmerman for killing Trayvon Martin would dump the case. There was good reason for the debate. Zimmerman was not a police officer. But he was seen...

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President Obama's Golf Rejection Much More Than Poor Timing

(10) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 9:10 PM

President Obama was rejected by not one, not two, but three golf courses in the New York City area during the recent Labor Day holiday weekend. Could anyone in their wildest imagination envision a sitting U.S. president being booted from a golf course or any other venue before he even...

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Where's the Outrage Over Oklahoma Cop's Alleged Assault on Black Women?

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 11:42 AM

Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Ken Holtzclaw has been hit with a 16 count indictment on charges of first degree rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure, stalking, forcible oral sodomy and burglary. These are charges would virtually insure that any other man so charged would be buried so deep...

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Just How Is Obama's Foreign Policy a Failure?

(5) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 10:31 AM

The one constant from a pack of GOP senators, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, failed GOP Republican Presidential candidates John McCain and Mitt Romney, and the usual suspect legion of right wing bloggers, websites and writers has been that President Obama's foreign policy is a mess. They greedily snatched...

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Fast Food Workers Need a Real Break Today

(1) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 2:32 PM

A couple of generations of school kids have grown up on the catchy McDonald's advertising jingle, "You deserve a break today." But during every working moment of those years McDonald's workers have gotten anything but a break when it comes to working hours and worse, their wages for those hours....

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Hillary Got It Right on Ferguson and Race

(52) Comments | Posted August 31, 2014 | 8:24 PM

Hillary Clinton was pilloried and battered for days on end for not uttering a peep about the Michael Brown slaying, the Ferguson disorders, and most importantly race. Clinton took heat on this for the simple reason that she almost certainly will run for president and likely win. It would look...

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Beverly Hills Back in the Hot Seat for Racial Profiling

(1) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 2:03 PM

Beverly Hills police and city officials predictably circled the wagon after news broke of the humiliating, embarrassing and potentially dangerous wrongful arrest of noted African-American filmmaker and producer Charles Belk. Though they later back pedaled and expressed regret about the arrest, they still contended that Belk was detained not because...

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Now It's the School Police That Are Becoming Militarized

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 3:36 PM

The ridiculous and terrifying sight of dozens of police dressed and packing assault-style weapons as if they had just stepped out of a combat zone in Iraq or Afghanistan in Ferguson, Missouri was horrifying enough. Now we find that an increasing number of America's school police are packing semiautomatic weapons....

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More Than Race Fuels the 'Support Darren Wilson' Campaign

(17) Comments | Posted August 24, 2014 | 4:45 PM

"Support Darren Wilson," these three words emblazoned at the top of the GoFundMe website in support of the Ferguson, Missouri cop that gunned down Michael Brown said it all. In the span of less than 48 hours, nearly 5000 donations were received, and the site got tens of thousands of...

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