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Hillary Goes Full Race Card, As Trump Courts Black Vote

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

It's August of a Presidential election year. Must be time for Democrats to play the race card.

Teaching and Intimacy in the The Wire: What Teaching HBO's The Wire Taught Me

Arvind Rajagopal | Posted 04.26.2016 | College
Arvind Rajagopal

David Simon has claimed that the stories in The Wire are or could be true; they derive from journalistic reportage. And The Wire has been adopted as a teaching text in many college classrooms, as a show that engages closely with problems of contemporary U.S. society.

A Few Burning Questions For Fox News Regarding The 'Race Card'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.21.2016 | Black Voices

Poet Crystal Valentine has perfectly summed up the absurdity of the so-called "race card." The Bronx-born slam poet performed a poem titled "Questions...

Liberals Wrongly Repeat the Race Hustler Attack

Ian Haney López | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Ian Haney López

The New York Times last week ran its first front-page story of the season on political "race-baiting" -- except it raised questions about Democratic rather than Republican campaigns. There are really three stories here.

Anger vs. Passion - #FactsOnly

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 06.01.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

If we are going to talk solutions, we need to clearly understand the problems; and when people talk about society, progress and injustice, the numbers don't lie.

Study: Romney Ad Feeds 'Growing Polarization Of Public Opinion'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's TV ads claiming President Barack Obama "gutted" welfare reform resonate with people who have more cons...

Another Tongue-Tied Moment... or Just Plain Old Racism?

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 03.06.2012 | Black Voices
John W. Boyd Jr.

Whether Republican candidates are sending subtle or coded messages to white voters, or simply displaying commonplace racist attitudes, these candidates clearly appear afflicted with the age-old American condition of racism. The pattern is not hard to see.

Is The 'Race Card' Overused? | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices

Race indelibly colors America's tapestry. Caring citizens of every hue are heartbroken by persistent problems plaguing many black communities. Like ev...

Conservative's Predictable Race Card Play with Cain

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.07.2012 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It was predictable and laughable how conservative talk show hosts, bloggers, and web sites all quickly snatched a worn page from Clarence Thomas and screamed that Cain was being mugged by the liberal media because he was a black conservative.

Race Cards for White People

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.29.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

While stopping in a thrift store recently, I came across this wonderful item... For the White person who has everything, except a tool of recourse ...

Friday Talking Points [153] -- SOTU-palooza

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The past week in politics was, quite obviously, dominated by President Obama's "State Of The Union" speech to Congress. For those of you who may have...

Surely, No One Should Be Surprised That Palin Plays the Race Card

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Palin dredges up and distorts an old off the cuff quote on race and stands it on its head to make a grand case that Obama, his wife, and his administration are closet bigots and America loathers.

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.

Get Your War On: Race Card (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Man, those blacks are luck-outs!...

The New RNC Chairman -- Providing Full "Race Card" Default Insurance

Carl Jeffers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Jeffers

Selecting Steele is designed to help position the Republicans more advantageously in their effort to fight off charges of "using the race card" when their attacks on the president become really tough.

Welcoming Burris? Dems Are Delighted!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

In place of the phrase "Nobody with an ounce of self-respect would ever agree to take this seat under these conditions," please substitute "Mr. Burris is not a man who stands on ceremony."

Friday Talking Points [60] -- Democratic Assertiveness Training

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What a week! With Congress back in session, with the excitement of newly-elected members being sworn in (or barred at the door, as the case may be), ...

Top McCain Advisor Learned Slime Tactics From Jesse Helms

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

During the '84 NC Senate race, one of Helms' top aides responsible for implementing a gay-bashing strategy was McCain advisor Charlie Black.

Ashley The Liar: Another Moment In The "Black Kid Did It!" History

Karen Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Russell

Did the McCain campaign want to stir up the racial tensions in PA? Is there a race baiter on McCain's staff? Is this Willie Horton 2.0?

Ohio GOP Still Chasing Undecideds; Dems Making Sure Supporters Pull The Lever

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

The GOP must believe it can make inroads into Youngstown's urban community, because this month the second-biggest buy on the city's hip-hop air waves was made by the Mahoning County Republican Party.

Rahm Emanuel: McCain Camp Did Good Job Making Race A Factor

The Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Paying Republicans a backhanded compliment, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel said on Wednesday that the McCain campaign had succeeded in ...

No Race Card This Time in O.J. Verdict

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Even if there were blacks on OJ's jury, it wouldn't have changed the fact that this time around there was no race card to play.

How Do You Satirize An Election You're Too Depressed To Think About?

Jeff Dorchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Dorchen

This election didn't inspire that "pox on both their houses" feeling, and some felt they couldn't participate wholeheartedly in a play whose satirical targets were going to include the first black person to ever stand as a presidential nominee for one of the two major political parties.

Please Stop Saying "Race Card"

Nato Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nato Green

It's not playing the race card if Obama's right, which he is -- the Republicans will stoke the eternal flame of racism to win. No one accuses McCain of playing the "I ate dirt in a cage" card.

Playing The POW Card

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

Responding to the idea that the GOP candidate unfairly listened in to the Faith Forum questions in advance, a McCain spokesperson said that "the insinuation that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous."