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Yes, Mitt Romney, You Built That!

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 11.04.2012 | Black Voices
Lawrence D. Elliott

The GOP is no longer the Party of Lincoln. It is now the Party of Mitt, one willing to play to the fears and prejudices of the masses, instead of the hopes and aspirations that have kept this country going. Of course, he believes it's the only path to victory.

Perry's Parents Evade Controversial Subjects

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

The parents of Texas Gov. Rick Perry declined to comment on controversial topics in the presidential race in an interview with the Dallas Morning News...

Jason Cherkis

State Rep Rick Perry Voted Against Divesting In Apartheid-Era South Africa | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Conservatives concerned about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Democratic past may have one less reason to worry. From Perry's past comes a...

Was Barbara Walters Wrong For Using The N-Word On The Air?

Steven Petrow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Petrow

Speaking as a gay man, it's one thing for us to use "faggot" or "dyke" among our own. Often these terms are delivered with a knowing wink, a certain warmth, almost in a family sort of way. Even so, they're still dicey in our community.

The Past Is Never Dead With the N-Word

Irene Monroe | Posted 12.06.2011 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

In a supposedly post-racial society, one would think that the n-word was buried and long gone with it troubled eras of race relations in this country. However, as we all try to move from America's ugly racial past, there are still rock solid vestiges of it.

Top GOP Senator Says Rick Perry Faces 'Intimidation' As A 'Southern White Guy'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) defended Rick Perry against accusations of racism Thursday, following the revelation over the weekend that a Perry family...

Jason Cherkis

Putting 'Niggerhead' In Context: Is Rick Perry Racially Insensitive? | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) took friends, fellow legislators or campaign donors to his hunting camp, they passed the word "Niggerhead...

Herman Cain: I'm 'Not Playing The Race Card'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain clarified his comments Monday after calling Texas Gov. Rick Perry "insensitive" on "Fox News Sunday" when ask...

After Perry's "Niggerhead" Controversy, Conservatives Slam…Herman Cain

Mother Jones | Posted 12.03.2011 | Black Voices

As Texas Gov. Rick Perry deals with the fallout from the revelation that his family leases a hunting camp called "Niggerhead," Herman Cain is facing h...