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Glenn Beck's Attempt to Bastardize Dr. King's Dream

(14) Comments | Posted August 27, 2010 | 10:27 AM

Rewriting history is one of the many offenses that political conservatives are constantly accusing liberals of committing. But no one is guiltier of this transgression than conservatives themselves, who have a particular fondness for rewriting the history of the civil rights movement, especially their opposition to its most visible leader...

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Arizona Immigration Law is Problematic [Video]

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2010 | 7:44 AM

Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor of history at The Ohio State University talks about the Arizona immigration law and how it is intrusive and un-American. New policy, he says, must be looked at in a humane way - accepting people who come into our country as assets, not "drains."

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Cold Case: Coming to Grips With Racial Killings in America

(3) Comments | Posted March 3, 2010 | 10:43 AM

The U.S. Justice Department is about to conclude its three-year investigation of 108 unsolved civil rights era murders, including that of Jimmie Lee Jackson, who was shot and killed in 1965 by Alabama state trooper James Bonard Fowler. Other than Fowler, however, who was...

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It's Time for Obama To End "Don't Ask, Don't Talk" Policy on Racism

(5) Comments | Posted February 10, 2010 | 3:26 PM

In recent weeks, President Barack Obama has moved to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the military policy initiated by the Clinton Administration that sidesteps the issue of gays serving in the military by pretending that they simply are not there. Without a doubt, Obama is doing the right thing because...

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The Sit-Ins Remembered: A Fight for Much More Than a Hamburger

(6) Comments | Posted February 1, 2010 | 7:03 AM

Exactly fifty years ago, on Monday, February 1, 1960, Joseph McNeil, David Richmond, Franklin McCain, and Ezell Blair, Jr., four freshman at North Carolina A & T, an historically black college in the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina, refused to leave a lunch counter at a downtown Woolworth's department store...

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King's Dream: What He Believed We Needed to Do to Achieve It

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2010 | 9:24 AM

Every year, on the day we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we hear a lot about his dream of a colorblind society, one in which his children "would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Sadly, this...

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Harry Reid: Where the Senate Majority Leader Went Wrong

(15) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 1:38 PM


Over the weekend, another white guy stuck his foot in his mouth. This time, it was Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada), who during the past presidential election said that Barack Obama's "light-skinned" appearance and ability to speak "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted...

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