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Racism in Politics

Americans Abroad Debate Healthcare Reform

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

PARIS -- September 22 -- The heated debate over healthcare reform continued last week in an unlikely place, the cobblestone courtyard of an apartmen...

'Whites are People Too': Why Some White People are Stating the Obvious

Carol M. Swain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol M. Swain

Hadassah's is one of many such e-mails I have received over the years from whites who confess to having been raised in liberal democratic- homes, but who are now flirting with white nationalism.

Good-Minded People Are Losing Ground to Shouting Race-Baiting Hooligans

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sabria Jawhar

Good-minded people who see a need to teach tolerance and engage in civil discussion are cowed into submission by the shouters.

Race is Not the Only Reason for Jump in Assassination Threats to Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP has slapped Obama with a socialist tag. That sets off a Pavlovian drool; reason quickly goes out the window and the red flags run up the mental flagpoles of countless Americans.

Obama's Teachable Moment

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheila Shayon

If the Relationship Age, coupled with the power of the media, is seized by leaders with intent to transform, teachable moments will become an ongoing part of our national curriculum.

And I Thought Having a Black President Would Help

Elicia Berger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elicia Berger

Walking around Upper Manhattan, I hear a man's voice shout, "Tingy wei wei! Me want to drink tea!" I am stunned into silence, and keep walking. It is only a half a block later when I can even think. "Seriously?!"

Adios a el Hispano Voto

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Greenfield

The Latino vote should be the exclusive property of the Republican party. Religiously faithful,socially conservative, family oriented,they are a poste...

Dear Rick: A Lesson on Race

Renita Weems | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renita Weems

Evidently, Rick Warren doesn't know that black preachers talk, that many of us are friends, and that a letter from him would generate buzz enough for us to share and compare notes.

'Watermelon Roll': More Racism from 'Team Sarah'

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

There is something very ugly happening out there in the hinterlands these days--a brewing cauldron of racist anger being directed at President-elect Barack Obama.

Racist Emails on State of Alaska Accounts: A Palin Connection?

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Sources that I have spoken to in Alaska acknowledge that there is a pervasive "atmosphere of racism" throughout pockets of state government. Palin's failure to condemn the emails is troubling -- but not out of character.

How About Those White People?

Susan Madrak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Madrak

Elections aren't about intellect. They're about emotion. That's why people so often vote against their own interests.

Oberlin Volunteer Canvasses Neighbor-to-Neighbor

Monica Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Monica Klein

The local middle school in Kathy Rednaur's old town used to call Child Abuse Services on her every few months. Eventually, she picked up and moved her...