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Let's Get Rid of Black History Month

Joel Christian Gill | Posted 02.10.2015 | Black Voices
Joel Christian Gill

Black people epitomize the rags to riches, bootstrap mentality that is the American mythos. In a few generations, black people went from property to politicians, professors, doctors and lawyers. So, why would we celebrate this group of people for a mere 28 (or sometimes 29) days a year?

Former KKK Leader David Duke Says He May Run Against Steve Scalise

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke said Wednesday that he was considering running against Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) as the congressman tries to di...

Jennifer Bendery

Civil Rights Groups Ask For Meeting With Steve Scalise

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leaders of two prominent civil rights groups have asked House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) to meet with them to explain his 2...

Bill O'Reilly Got Angry With Former KKK Leader David Duke

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.06.2015 | Media

On Monday night's episode of "The O'Reilly Factor," Bill O'Reilly got into a heated discussion with former Ku Klux Klan leader and Republican Louisian...

Hey GOP, Please Keep Steve Scalise at the Top of Your Junk Pile

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Leave him up there as a glaring symbol of what your party stands for. Let Americans know who you support. Who you defend. Who you reward with power. Who you call a "man of character."

Jennifer Bendery

White House: GOP Support For Steve Scalise 'Says A Lot' About Party's Values

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Josh Earnest isn't making life any easier for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who has become embr...

Steve Scalise Gets Backing Of GOP In White Supremacist Controversy

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are closing ranks behind the No. 3 House GOP leader, Steve Scalise, as the party aims to move past the contro...

Former KKK Leader Threatens To Expose Other Politicians With White Supremacist Ties

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke issued a warning to Republicans who have criticized House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) for speaking to a ...

Scalise's Dark Knight Casts a Shadow

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Despite the House Republican leadership's vigorous defense of Scalise Tuesday on the notion that the appearance was a regrettable, long ago, solitary honest mistake by a decent public servant important, uncomfortable questions remain.

Dem Rep. 'Enormously Disappointed' In Steve Scalise

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said she's "enormously disappointed" in reports that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke at a conference...

Stephanie Grace: Scalise's Pitch To Duke Supporters Seems Plausible

The New Orleans Advocate | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

This is what I remember about the first time I met Steve Scalise nearly 20 years ago: He told me he was like David Duke without the baggage. I was ...

Jennifer Bendery

John Boehner Backs Steve Scalise Amid Controversy Over White Supremacist Meeting

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is throwing a lifesaver to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R) as the Louisiana congressman faces ...

Mollie Reilly

Majority Whip Steve Scalise Struggles To Distance Himself From David Duke

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), whose office has been beating back criticism about a speech he gave at a 2002 gathering hoste...

Mollie Reilly

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Spoke At White Supremacist Conference In 2002

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

Twelve years before he was elected by his colleagues as House majority whip, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke at a conference hosted by the white supr...

New Republican Whip Allegedly Addressed Supremacist Group in 2002

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Steve Scalise is facing questions about allegations that he was a featured speaker at a conference by EURO, an international hate group, in 2002. How Scalise handles this current controversy remains to be seen, but it could be potentially important to a party that seeks to make inroads with African-Americans and Latinos in coming elections.

Meet Maryland's White Nationalist 'David Duke' GOP Candidate

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

White nationalists from the League of the South -- the premier neo-Confederate group -- are hailing the recent Republican primary victory of Maryland's Michael Peroutka -- who won his party's nomination in an Anne Arundel County Council race, as well as a seat on the GOP Central Committee there -- as "a political victory for us."

The Upside Down Wonderland of Racism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Is the United States now a "colorblind" society? Or even more importantly, should the United States be a "colorblind/race-blind" society? The very notion of "race-blindness" is deeply problematic.

The Linguistic Legacy of American Politics

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

For all the legacies that American politics has bequeathed to the world, one that rarely gets acclaim is its linguistic legacy. Many words that originated from American politics have permeated our general lexicon.

The Next Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theory

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 12.20.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

It is incumbent upon all good people who reject hateful conspiracy theories and anti-Semitism to stand up and speak out, so that these unacceptable views remain marginalized and relegated to the far fringes of society and the darkest corners of cyberspace.

For Real White Supremacists: The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

For many, an election, even a losing one, is an opportunity to congratulate the victor and stand in awe of the beauty of our democratic system. But for white nationalists, the impact of President Obama's success was not a happy occasion.

Matt Sledge

Charles Barron's Press Conference Missing Key Endorser

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Friday was supposed to be a day for controversial City Councilman Charles Barron's allies to "stand by their man," according to a press re...

WATCH: Former KKK Grand Wizard Endorses Former Black Panther For Congress

Posted 06.22.2012 | New York

David Duke, a former KKK Grand Wizard and self-described "white nationalist", released a video Wednesday endorsing former Black Panther and current Mo...

Steve Smith, Racism, and the Republican Dilemma

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

America is browning as African Americans and Latinos comprise an increasing proportion of the nation's population. Republican silence only continues to feed the narrative that the party will take the support of racists to win elections.

A Neo-Nazi in the GOP: Where's the Outrage From On High?

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Arthur Jones, a neo-Nazi, outspoken anti-Semite and Holocaust denier, wants to be a Republican congressman from the Land of Lincoln.

Yo, GOP Candidates, That's Racist!

Brandon Thomas | Posted 03.26.2012 | Black Voices
Brandon Thomas

Many of you may know the Tumblr blog, "Yo, Is This Racist?" For those of you who aren't Tumblr-savvy, the creator of this blog fields questions from average people who ask if certain aspects of their lives are racist or not.