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Gop Racism

A Progressive Take: Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders

Walker Bragman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

The Black Lives Matter movement promised to be the medicine to our ailment: to take racism head on and crush it.

Trump's Endorsement of Sarah Palin Proves He Isn't Serious about the Presidency

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Geoffrey Dunn

Donald Trump is many things -- a demagogue and a pompous blowhard, a braggart and a race baiter--but in the end, he's nobody's fool, except perhaps his own. Thus, his recent lauding of Sarah Palin and his hiring of her former Chief of Staff reveal that Trump's campaign for the presidency is, ultimately, more of a circus act than it is a serious endeavor for the White House.

American Backstab: Sarah Palin's Second Betrayal of John McCain

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 07.21.2015 | Entertainment
Geoffrey Dunn

If Sarah Palin has been consistent about anything, it's that she's been a backstab artist her entire political career. As predictably as the melting of Alaska's glaciers, Palin blamed the dust-up between Trump and McCain on "those on the Left and lazy media lapdogs."

What Would Martin Say? Martin Luther King and the November Elections

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

One of the most striking -- and alarming -- things about King's denunciation of the right-wing politics of Goldwater and the Republican Party of his day is that King could -- and almost certainly would -- issue virtually the same denunciation of the Republican Party today.

The GOP Bumbles Again on Race -- This Time It's Rosa Parks

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Republican National Committee can't help itself. No matter how many times and in how many ways it's amply shown that it can't get it right on race, it still keeps bumbling along.

WATCH: Powell's GOP Criticism Slammed As 'Preposterous'

Posted 01.15.2013 | Black Voices

After former Secretary of State Colin Powell delivered some harsh words towards the GOP, saying that some parts of the party have a "deep vein of into...

Why Are GOP Contenders Reviving Racist Rhetoric?

Joseph Lowndes | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Joseph Lowndes

Far from having advanced toward a postracial society, we appear to be heading back to what we might call the era of high racism in the Republican Party -- the time period, say, from Goldwater to Atwater.

Cain and the GOP Can't De-Brainwash Blacks

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dredged up the stock GOP racial attack canard that blacks are brainwashed into blindly backing the Democrats. Pat Buchanan wasted no time in jumping in and agreeing.

Does Cain's Florida Win Prove the GOP Isn't Racist?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Herman Cain's candidacy, race and win in Florida meant little because likely he will not be around for the long gruel of the primaries or if he is, will be a minor footnote on the ballot when the serious business of courting voters, state officials, and party leaders begins

"Herman Cain" and "GOP Presidential Nomination" Is an Oxymoron

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Judging from the mostly white crowds that Cain has whipped into a frenzy when he lambasts Obama and big government, Cain has effectively trumped race. Or has he?

The GOP and Tea Party Can Learn Something from CNN's Sanchez Firing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The instant now former CNN news host Rick Sanchez shot off his mouth and claimed that Jews owned his employer CNN, this writer demanded that CNN hav...

Claim That Blacks Back the Tea Party is Pure PT Barnum Bunkum

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Despite some private grousing that Obama hasn't said and done enough on black concerns, African Americans will still back his reelection bid by off the chart margins.

Ryan Grim

GOP Base Driven By Bizarre Ideology, Not Racism, Report Finds | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Stan Greenberg and fellow Democratic researchers launched a study of the conservative Republican world's reaction to President Obama, he figured ...

RNC Facebook Photo Taken Down: Racist Anti-Obama Picture

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee came under fire after a user posted a controversial photo on its Facebook page. The RNC "fan" upload features a pict...

GOP House Candidate Calls Black Newscaster "Uppity"

Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So over the weekend, there was much discussion over the word "uppity" -- and whether its segregation-era connotation still lingers when applied to Afr...

TNR: GOP Convention Will Get Racist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

All the reporters in Denver were predicting that the GOP convention promises to be boring. I'm not so sure. One reason: There's no way thousands of co...