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Racism in Politics

Millennials and Racism: How We Can Change the Discussion

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 08.23.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

Why do Millennials, despite our fervent belief in equality and open discussion, seem so resistant to having a truly open discussion about equality?

On Arizona's S.B. 1062, Russia and Why If One More Person Tells Me Black People Are More Homophobic, I'll Scream

J Mase III | Posted 05.05.2014 | Black Voices
J Mase III

As an openly gay and openly trans* person of color, I hear from so many folks about how homophobic my people are. I even hear many folks of color tell me about how much more homophobic black and Latino folks are, but is that all really true?

Today's Dominant Racial Dog Whistle? Obamacare

Ian Haney López | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Ian Haney López

In a political milieu fraught with strategic racial innuendo, "Obamacare" is racially potent. It picks up the other slanders piled around the president and it piles these onto the Southern Strategy slam that liberalism panders to undeserving minorities.

Environmental Justice Should Not Be an Either/Or Proposition

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.27.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Because of the power of real estate interests (in this particular case), we are now set against each other, perplexed, lashing out.

@YesYoureRacist: We Can Do Better

Jenny Davis | Posted 04.13.2014 | Media
Jenny Davis

The kind of individualist framing inherent in shaming endeavors, though it certainly highlights the existence of deeply racist people, simultaneously hides the ways that racism is a key structural component of American culture, infiltrating its institutions, organizations, and citizens. This is detrimental to the larger antiracist project.

Bloomberg's Last Dump: The Great Upper East Side Garbage Swindle

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.03.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

There's a mayor's race underway and pugnacious outgoing Mayor Bloomberg has found a way to continue whacking his opponents (and even his friends!) in the nose long after he's gone.

Contemporary Racial Inequity: A Statement of Faith

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

It is time that our communities of faith formed partnerships to do the work of affirming and promoting our first and fifth principles -- our understanding of the inherent worth and dignity of every person and our commitment to the democratic process in our society.

They Are the Invisible

Marvin Coleman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Marvin Coleman

Maybe, in my destiny, still to come, is the bad luck of chance, the life changing or life ending meeting with the bigot boogeyman. But I'm not waiting for it or on the look out for it. To flip Ralph Ellison's script, to me, in my life, they are the invisible.

Neo Nazis Confronted By Clowns

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Neo Nazi and KKK protesters were confronted by something almost as silly as themselves on Saturday in North Carolina. A small group of white supre...

"Wetbacks" Is Acceptable Language at National Review Online

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 09.19.2012 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

Apparently, it did not occur to Nordlinger that the word "wetback" is deeply offensive to the Hispanic community.

Obama and Racism: Those Who Divide Us

Jess Coleman | Posted 06.17.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

Reasonable Americans should have no problem recognizing that this unprecedented wave of abusive remarks towards the Obamas derives not from disagreement, but from utter disrespect.

The Hunger Games & the Race Issue

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment
Leslie Reece Schichtel

Americans seem to be still hung up on the idea that skin color, and even gender, is a better way to define someone, rather than defining them by their achievements, potential, intelligence or moral character

Is Racism Actually Worse in the Age of Obama?

Keli Goff | Posted 11.26.2011 | Black Voices
Keli Goff

There are plenty of downsides to racism, but the biggest is perhaps the fear and paranoia it instills in those who have experienced it or seen it up close and personal.

Broadening Our Conversations

Michael Hanchard | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices
Michael Hanchard

We have been both astonished and frustrated over the years by the isolationist cast of much commentary about the black experience in the United States and racism more generally as an international, rather than national phenomenon.

From a Moment of Silence to a Moment of Engagement: Common Sense in Responding to the Tragedy in Tucson

Chris Benson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Chris Benson

The following is an open letter to students enrolled in my Hate Crimes course during the fall semester, 2010. 10 January 2011 Dear Students: Thank ...

With Steele, the GOP's Make-Believe 'Big Tent' Collapses

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In the wake of the RNC's new sex club scandal, many rueful conservatives are calling for Steele's head, all too happy to throw him under the bus and effectively reverse a decision that no one liked in the first place.

Newt the Truthsayer

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Let's bend over backwards to be fair to Newt Gingrich. He contends his comments were misconstrued.

When Will Black People Get Some Respect?

Cocoa Popps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cocoa Popps

Maybe it's just that ignorance gets more spotlight, but lately too many people think it's okay to blatantly disrespect black people.

Arizona Erasing History to Promote Racism Today

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

Shortly after signing SB 1070, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed HB2281 targeting Ethnic Studies programs, even after the measure was condemned in a ...

Texas Tough: Nightmares of My Grandfather

Robert Perkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Perkinson

My grandfather, Henry Fly, lived from the Age of Lynching to the Age of Obama.

Racist, Violent Shock Jock: Feds Made Me Do It!

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Turner has long been notorious for making anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, white supremacist remarks, but says that the person you hear [or hear about] on radio is not real life.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

George Will once described the game as a "mistake" combining the two worst aspects of the 20th Century: organized violence and committee meetings. He might as well have added "equal opportunity."

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

Don't tell me that nontroversy doesn't matter. With nearly as many Americans approving of Palin as Obama, nontroversy really, really matters.

Academic Calls For Racist South African Students To Be Reinstated

The Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A two-year-old video widely seen as racist is sparking debate in Africa again after an academic called for the students involved to be allowed to resu...

Obama, America and Race

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Obama is a lot of things that are scary, and only one of these is the fact that he is black.