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Moving Beyond 'Gay Is the New Black': NOM's Divisive Racial Politics and the LGBT Movement's Need for a Racial Justice Agenda

(73) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 10:54 AM

There's a lot of buzz about the just-revealed internal memos from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) that make plain their divisive racial strategies to oppose marriage equality. The key strategy NOM has employed is wedge politics, that is, seeking to drive a wedge between African...

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Cyber Racism in High School

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2010 | 9:23 AM

Cyber racism, and panic about these threats, spread across a high school in Louisiana last week. Facebook messages threatening violence against black students at Assumption High School in Napoleonville, Louisiana led to increased campus security, hundreds of parents taking children out of school early and concerns...

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Race, Racism & Rampage Shootings

(29) Comments | Posted August 6, 2010 | 10:30 AM

Earlier this week, Omar Thornton walked out of a meeting in which he was being fired from his job at a beer distributor in Connecticut and opened fire on his former co-workers.  He shot 10 people, eventually killing 8 and ending his own life.  Omar Thornton was African American...

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Cyber Racism on College Campuses

(65) Comments | Posted May 4, 2010 | 12:37 PM


Racism on college campuses these days often spreads through email or via popular social networking sites, such as Facebook. This new medium for racist expression is forcing universities to reconsider what it means to provide a safe space on...

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