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White Identity Offers Bland Nothingness or Racism -- An Inclusive American Identity Is the Answer

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

We need an American identity built on a foundation of that shared history--not a whitewashed version of it, but one that can, as President Obama declared in Selma, "look upon our imperfections and decide that it is in our power to remake this nation to more closely align with our highest ideals."

Kara Walker Addresses Art and Controversy at the Newark Public Library

Jessica Kramer | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Jessica Kramer

Kara Walker is no stranger to controversy. On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the African-American visual artist addressed a room of more than 100 people in New Jersey's Newark Public Library to talk about her work and its most recent firestorm.

Stephen Colbert Interviews 'The History Of White People' Author Nell Irvin Painter: All You Have To Do To Change Race Is Have Sex (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The History of White People" author Nell Irvin Painter was on "The Colbert Report" last night, and gave few answers about the nature of race, though ...