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Post Racial

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.

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.

The Last Real American White Man Is a Woman

Caryl Rivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

Sarah is a tintype of what we used to be -- or who we believed we were: rugged individuals who charged across the continent, ripping up trees and taming the prairies.

Diversity is the Key to Profitability

Chloe Drew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chloe Drew

Is it fair or even appropriate to demand that business leaders focus on diversity rather than solely profitability? Yes -- in fact, you cannot divorce the two.

The Gates Arrest: Racism? Not so much. Classism? You betcha!

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zondra Hughes

This was a classic town vs. gown drama, a show-me-the-power move, and Gates slipped up.

The Conversation We Need to Have

Karen Finney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Finney

The incident in Cambridge comes on the heels of a number of incidents over the past several months that reminded us of the unfinished business race and prejudice in our country.

Racism or Not, Cambridge Police Owes Professor Gates an Apology

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ahmed Rehab

While it is easy to come to the defense of a black man who happens to be a world class scholar, how many less fortunate blacks get arrested on even more flimsy grounds with no public outcry?

A Stranger in Mine Own House: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and the Police in "Post-Racial" America

Brandon M. Terry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon M. Terry

Gates was charged with "disorderly conduct." Blacks easily recognize this offense as the failure of a black to show proper deference to a white police officer.

If Hello Kitty Had A Mouth She'd Be Screaming By Now

Czerina Salud | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Czerina Salud

When the sexual currency of Filipina women is appropriated by everyone from American actors to Filipino nationals to H&M workers, something is not right.

RED the Book: How to Turn Teenage All-About-Me-ism into Altruism

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Goldwasser

Obama's call to service for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day was two weeks ago today. But to my generation, I'm afraid it may as well have been issued by Abe Lincoln. It's already history.

The Audacity of Whiteness: Framing Barack Obama

Jill Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jill Nelson

In journalism, white people who are granted the role of analyzing everyone, including African Americans, who are likely overlooked or spoken for by white expert opinion.

Hillary Clinton Isn't The Only Democratic Presidential Candidate In Denial

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

Colorblind? Post-racial? Isn't it clear that's all so much bullshit. We are all animals prone to prejudice. The price of continued denial among the Obama camp could be the election.