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Obama Racism

Jimmy Carter and the Race Card

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Racism is not the sole explanation for the hateful rhetoric that has been leveled at the President, it may not even be the driving rationalization, but to suggest that it plays little or no role is both wishful thinking and naïve.

Reflections on Race from the Nation's Capital

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

We have certainly witnessed an unhinged element of the country that few would conclude were not racist. But should we make the nuts emblematic of the whole?

Blackwashing: Colbert Unveils New Strategy For Racists Who Want To Bash Obama (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert defended those American politicians who choose to refer to President Obama as "that boy" or "uppity" (or send emails depicting the Whi...

Experts: Pelosi Is Right To Fear Political Violence

Politico | Eamon Javers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently invoked the grim specter of political violence, arguing that today's angry political climate could cause people to...

Is Racism To Blame For The Angry Discourse In America?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

The question remains: How do we deal with the mounting anger in America before it's too late and we have another national tragedy on our hands and souls? Are we mature enough as a country to have an honest discourse on the roots of anger in America today?

Obama, America and Race

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Obama is a lot of things that are scary, and only one of these is the fact that he is black.

The Impeachment of President Obama

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

I've been following the Republican descent into the realms of the bizarre for some time now, and I'm convinced that if they retook Congress the Republicans might try to impeach the president.

Roy Blunt Takes Heat Over Monkey Analogy

KY3 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A story about monkeys on the loose in Washington has Missouri Representative Roy Blunt taking heat. Here's some background from the New York Times Bl...

Religious Right Tells Followers: Tone Down the Racism

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

At this weekend's Values Voter summit, religious right leaders, who have long played to racial resentment, seem alarmed at how the overt racism of some of the Tea Partiers could harm their own movement.

Do You Agree with President Carter's Comments?

Karen Finney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Finney

Change -- even change you want or need -- can be scary. Some articulate these fears by saying: "I don't recognize my own country."

I Have a Nightmare

Greg Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Saunders

In the last two years, Republicans have been so angry they've had to invent new ways to be racist. Racism no longer comes in degrees of offensiveness, but in flavors of hate speech.

Jimmy Carter's Words Give Media Outlets a Gigantic Excuse to Look Hard at Racism and Some Obama Critics

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

It took a former president using blunt language to get the nation's chattering class to focus on an issue that has troubled some since the first first Tea Bag protestor tossed a pouch of Lipton into the Potomac.

Barbara Ehrenreich Does It Again

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jan Herman

Just as she did last month, she has published the best op-ed read of the day.

Is Conservative Obama Backlash the New Racism?

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

Conservatives across the board should be reminded that ideological differences with the new commander in chief is no excuse to abandon core principles of our Democratic Republic.

The Lies of Texas Are Upon You

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moore

We tell people not to mess with Texas but that's because we reserve the right to mess it up ourselves, which we are doing quite effectively.

Reading The Pictures: The Barack "School Yard" Panic: How Much A Racist Thing?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-09-04-shaw_obama_speech.jpg I'm not saying demonizing Obama's outreach to school children directly parallels this old McCain campaign ad, but I do think it's interesting revisiting.

For Team Obama, A Refresher on Jack Johnson and "The Great White Hope"

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Zirin

In 1918, the first black heavyweight boxing champion defeated a racist "great white hope." But when the Obama Administration takes a right hook to the face, it just smiles through bloodied teeth.

For Heaven's Sake, See the Movie!

Rabbi Jennifer Krause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Jennifer Krause

If only what's happening right now in the Land of the Free were a movie, we could dab the cold sweat from our collective brow, walk out of the theater, and into a reality that isn't nearly as frightening.

Final Thoughts on Beer Summits and Postracial Paradoxes

Jonathan Rieder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Rieder

Now that the dust from the Gates dust-up has settled, a bit of perspective is in order. Glib invocations of a color-blind society were always too breathless.

Why My Comparing Obama to Felix the Cat Is Not Racist

Niall Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Niall Ferguson

So it's racist to compare President Obama with Felix the Cat? Oh dear, the seemingly dead body of political correctness just twitched. Let's try logic, shall we?

Klaatu Barada Nikto: Obama is an Alien

Caryl Rivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Caryl Rivers

The revelations of Barack's true identity as an alien could backfire against the anti-Obama forces. People just might like the idea of a superior, super-intelligent being running the country.

The Obama/Joker Poster Is Racist, Says Washington Post

Eugene Volokh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eugene Volokh

Are all references to white "urban" criminals actually secretly to blacks? Were the references to William Ayers, too?

Through A Looking Glass, Darkly

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Horton

Anyone who is concerned about conserving the environment which supports human beings is anti-human, while anyone who happily destroys it, for short-term profit, is pro-human.

Fringe Benefits (or The New Confederacy)

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

These birthers are throwbacks, confederate civil war re-enactors, desperately trying to get back to the America of their dreams rather than dwell in the America that is their reality.

Obama Sends the Wrong Message to Our Children

Bruce Tenenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Tenenbaum

Obama and Gates drank purely foreign libations while Crowley's choice, Blue Moon, is, like Obama, only half American. Is this really the message we need to convey as our economy struggles to climb out of recession?