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Racial Tensions

Trayvon Martin Remains a Challenge to America

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Martin was more than just another young black male gunned down in an act of senseless violence. He became and will remain a challenge to the nation to do something about that violence.

My Taxi Driver Reads Chomsky: Reclaiming the Liberal Arts in South Africa

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 02.25.2015 | College
Ami Fields-Meyer

I think South Africa needs more taxi drivers like Paul, and kids like the ones in Philippi. I think it needs more sociology and international relations majors. Because if you don't know why things are the way they are, it's going to be difficult to push with any impact toward the way they ought to be.

From Despair to Repair: Preparing College Students to Navigate Racial Conflicts on Campus

Roderick Carey | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Roderick Carey

Those of us who work to aid students in getting to college need to think a bit more about how well these students are emotionally and psychologically prepared to confront the racial and cultural conflicts they will encounter.

Springsteen, Eminem and "The Huxtable Effect"

Craig Werner | Posted 07.08.2012 | College
Craig Werner

A child of the 1980s who's openly critical of the cultural trends he identifies, author David Sirota describes the Huxtable Effect as the source of "two of the most deceptive arguments" supporting the idea that race can be "transcended."

Baptist Leader: Obama, Black Pastors Fanning 'Racialist Fires' By Addressing Trayvon Case

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 04.15.2012 | Black Voices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public policy arm condemns the response of many black leaders to the Trayvon Martin ...

Michael Steele: Some White Republicans Are 'Scared Of Me'

David Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The following article was produced by the Raw Story and written by David Edwards. Since being elected the first African-American RNC chairman, Michae...

Gay is not the New Black

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

The Prop 8 debate has caused polarization between white gay community and African Americans. Saying "Gay is the new black" poses the problems for many African Americans

AP Poll: Racial Misgivings Of Whites Loom Over Election

AP | RON FOURNIER and TREVOR TOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-thir...