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Post Racial


Darnell L. Moore | Posted 07.24.2012 | Black Voices
Darnell L. Moore

Whose bodies and lives will this grand social vision of a post-racial world benefit especially when considering the counter-investment in notions of "blackness" that post-racial propagandists seem to maintain?

Will Trayvon Martin Be A Watershed Moment in Race Relations? That Depends On You

Melanie Coffee | Posted 06.16.2012 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

Now that George Zimmerman has been charged in Trayvon Martin's death, I am wondering what's next. I'm not talking about the next steps in the judicial process, I want to know what's next when it comes to America's relationship with race.

Being Brown in the 'Burbs: No Burnt Crosses, but a Few Cross Looks

Melanie Coffee | Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

I should have known by the look in his eyes. The middle-aged white man looked at my chocolate self, then to my light-skinned baby and back to me. "Excuse me," he said walking closer. "But is his father white or Asian?"

"Color Blindness" Is Denial

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We must not and cannot dismiss these incidents as simply the actions of a few individuals, for racism and other forms of oppression exist on multiple levels. These incidents are symptoms of larger systemic national problems.

Hot From the Horse's Mouth: Is This What We're Really Thinking About?

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

De Niro responds to Newt Gingrich's Response to De Niro's Words. Ann Coulter Defends De Niro Remark. These are typical headlines, the breaking news...

Key and Peele Bring Comedy Into the Future

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.13.2012 | Comedy
Trey Ellis

We've always been attacked by the closed-minded on both sides who refuse to understand that although the world itself is not yet "post-racial," popular culture has been so for years.

Is There Such A Thing As Post-Racial Music? | Posted 02.24.2012 | Home

Despite the success of blues-influenced bands such as Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, and The Black Keys, do you associate the blues with suburban wh...

Three Thoughts On Becoming Post-racial

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

On this, the 2012 remembrance of the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let me just offer three very random thoughts on the "post-racial" question.

Living in a Post-Racial Society

Omar Tyree | Posted 01.07.2012 | Black Voices
Omar Tyree

Does race even matter in American society anymore? Of course it does. But as far as the American youth are concerned, my son included, race doesn't matter anymore, or not as much.

Hours Before Rally to Restore Sanity: A Moment Less Than Sane

Dori J. Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dori J. Maynard

A few hours before the rally, the general manager of a Hampton Inn kicked me out of his hotel. Walking into a hotel for a business meeting is such a common occurrence it never dawned on me to be on guard.

Is America Post-Racial? Or Just Forgetful?

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

It seems that the rush to declare the Obama presidency the harbinger of a "post-racial America" has coincided with a concurrent rush to forget what was once widely known about racism.

Obama's Achilles Heel: He's Not African-American

Yvette Carnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvette Carnell

African Americans' expectation was that Obama would display some of the steeliness so overtly recognizable in the African American persona. But President Obama's perspective is international, not African American.

Post Racial What? Codes, Language & a New Paradigm

John A. Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John A. Powell

The White House and many liberal pundits have been trapped by the false either/or paradigm that refuses to accept the new racial order. The net result is that they cave to the right-wings' insistence that to notice race is itself racist.

Post-Racial America:

Elon James White | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elon James White

In a country that's supposedly so past race, it's quite amusing to watch folks completely trip over it.

Welcome to Obamistan! Land Without Racism

damali ayo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
damali ayo

Are you going to take responsibility for creating the change you voted for, or will you sit back and throw stones at the guy in office, even if you campaigned for him?

It's Still All About Race

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Kagan, as is well known by now, clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall, the Supreme Court's first African-American. Apparently, there is no statute of limitations on the kind of attacks Marshall endured in life.

It's Time for the Media to Integrate the Race Beat

Dori J. Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dori J. Maynard

Whatever the initial rationale behind "mainstream media" leaving white people out of the race beat, recent events argue that it's time to reexamine that decision.

In America: How to Get Beyond Hate

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Anyone who thought the inauguration of Barack Obama as president heralded the end of racism in America, should look no further than the tea party rallies held last weekend.

Redefining "Racist" in the Rather Complicated Age of Obama

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

I would agree with Mr. Rather on one point he attempted to make in defense of himself. I do think that the media is complicit in getting the story of race in the Age of Obama wrong.

'Postracial' America, One Year Later

Jamie Holmes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Holmes

The real conversation on race, like it or not, is still pending. Barack Obama's win was a profound public testimony to American decency. But in numerous areas, blacks remain severely disadvantaged.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

Chris Matthews: I Forgot Rod Blagojevich Was Black

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"I don't know, maybe it's this whole post-racial thing this country is going through, but when I see Rod Blagojevich on TV I have to basically remind myself that, hey, here's a black guy," he said. "I mean, it's so weird."

The Conversation America Won't Have on Race

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

No matter what kind of shape-shifters or mask-wearers we are as African Americans leaders, even our post-racial leaders are finding out that the nagging issue of race is an unavoidable issue.

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.

'Whites are People Too': Why Some White People are Stating the Obvious

Carol M. Swain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol M. Swain

Hadassah's is one of many such e-mails I have received over the years from whites who confess to having been raised in liberal democratic- homes, but who are now flirting with white nationalism.