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Race Trayvon Martin

Why We Can't 'Move On' from Race -- And Why We May Want To

John Backman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
John Backman

None of us, on our own, can change an entire culture. We can, however, choose to move through the world differently. If enough of us make that choice, who knows where the conversation on race -- and many other issues -- might go?

From Slavery to Obama: Race in America

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The seemingly impromptu (though apparently planned at the last minute) statement by President Obama on the Trayvon Martin case last Friday may be the most important statement he has made on race relations during his presidency.

What the Trayvon Martin Case Means for Middle Class Blacks

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 09.20.2013 | Black Voices
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

I cried when I heard about the Zimmerman verdict because I knew that it would tear the country apart on racial lines. I also knew that as a middle class black person that I was going to be called upon for my perspective by my white colleagues, friends and family.

Obama Rams the Issue of Racial Profiling Back Onto the Nation's Table

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.20.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama didn't speak solely because he felt obliged to make a generic observation about the anger of most blacks toward the Zimmerman verdict, or even out of remembrance of the fight he led in the Illinois state legislature. He spoke from a well-documented personal experience.

Questions Surrounding the Trayvon Martin Case

Etan Thomas | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Etan Thomas

If a black man appointed himself captain of his neighborhood watch group and said he saw a suspicious looking white man and ended up shooting and killing him, would he be in jail right now?