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Thirty-Seven Minutes

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

I revisited Barack Obama's speech on the subject of race in the United States last night. Yes, I was sorely in need of an effective antidote to Repub...

Observations From an Ersatz American

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

As black gay male, a member of the upper middle class, a college-educated white collar worker, and a non-Christian and non-theist, I am one of the most irrelevant, least important voters in this election.

For Today's Youth, Race Is Not an Issue

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Wells

Instead of entertaining mindless arguments about the racial implications of the election, young people want to know what the candidates can do for the people to better our nation.

Could This Be the Change We're Waiting For?

Shola Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shola Lynch

Who knew that so many artists had non-profit foundations that are giving back to their communities?

For Today's Youth, Race is Not an Issue

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Wells

Interestingly, while most youth voters seemed to have confidence in their own decision to remain unaffected by the allegations of racial undertones cast out by the media, this confidence was not shared in others.

Race Boating: Swift Boat Backer Funds Racist Mail

Open Left | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Swift Boat funder Robert Perry, a top national Republican donor, is funding overtly racist attack mail this cycle. It's not Swift Boating. It's Race B...

Does it Matter That McCain's Family Owned Slaves?

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

The stories of both the Dewolfs and the McCains are significant for what they can teach us about the ongoing legacy of slavery and racism in the U.S.

Atwater's Ghost Alive and Well in GOP

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

A brain tumor ended Atwater's career, but not before he developed several well-trained disciples who also mastered the art of political division.

Obama Volunteers Face Uphill Slog in White Rural Kentucky

Hilary Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hilary Lambert

According to Lexington Democratic Party staffer John Malloy, Magoffin County in eastern Kentucky is the whitest county in the United States, but there...

The GOP and Race

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

If Obama's election is denied him because of a) racism or b) the electoral dishonesty of 2004, African Americans will be justified in believing the door to the White House will always be shut to them.

Why This Election is All About Character, Not Real Issues

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

It fits in this evil-good doctrine that Sarah Palin can categorize the country into Pro-America areas and call her opponent somebody "who is palling around with terrorists."

McCain vs. McCain: Final Round

Chuck Spinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Spinney

The common denominator in the Hillary/McCain meltdowns is Obama, who appears to remain above it, infuriatingly cool and aloof, while he subtly baits anger in his opponent's camp.

ACORN Attacks A Smokescreen For Undercutting Black And Latino Vote

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Win or lose, John McCain has turned loose an ugly side of white America's fear of inclusion of minorities in positions of authority. It is a genie which will be nearly impossible to stuff back into the bottle.

Slipping Backwards: The Loss of Two Journalists of Color at the Chicago Sun-Times Reflects the Growing Whitewashing of the News

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniel Sinker

All the gumshoe reporters, "sticking up for the little guy" newspaper cliches apply: That was the Sun-Times.

McCain "Categorically" Proud of Hateful Rally Attendees

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

During last night's presidential debate, McCain said he was "categorically" proud of the people who attend his rallies. He claimed he has always repudiated any "out of bounds remarks" made by Republicans.

McCain's Racist Surge

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

The debate tonight is McCain's last chance to change the direction of his campaign. That is why he should consider something bold, something a real maverick would do. He should apologize to Obama.

Drudge Report Incites "Kill A Mockingbird" Racial Fear Of Obama

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Lewis

This photo does not appear anywhere in the linked story. It is only on the Drudge Report front page.

Race: The Final Frontier

Howard Winant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Winant

Obama must overcome his reluctance (and his advisers' fears) to address race once again, in order to appeal to what Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature."

Hey John McCain -- Is Your Daughter "Decent" Too?

Marissa Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marissa Moss

Whether it's from McCain's lips or his scary campaign mouthpieces, it doesn't matter much: he's simply not doing enough to stop these lies.

One Reason Race May Not Derail Obama: The 'Do the Right Thing' Effect

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Deggans

It's something people of color face every day: you're a symbol to the world until you get famous enough that you're not.

How Sarah Palin Has Excluded African-Americans

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Blumenthal

Gwen Alexander, the president of the African-American Historical Society of Alaska, told me that Palin stated defiantly that she had no intention to hire any minority staffers.

Civility is Dying

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Eeriness is fermenting in America -- a thick shadowy cloud. Like Manifest Destiny, it is expanding and creating settlements inside the psyche of the American mind.

If You Still See Black and White You Need New Glasses

Colleen Perry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Colleen Perry

I don't have to fear not being politically correct, because I no longer feel a division between us a nation as an untied people.

Playing with Matches: John McCain's Game Plan

Les Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Les Francis

We are now confronted with a new and more troubling phenomenon: a major party presidential campaign which appears to be predicated on the belief that American voters will be motivated more by fear than by hope.

Do McCain and Palin Want Race Riots?

Jeff Dorchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Dorchen

I expect this kind of garbage from Limbaugh and Savage and Malkin. It's their job to spew evil. But the responsibilities of a public servant are to keep his activities within bounds that don't threaten the civil safety.