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Spitting On Gays In The Subway

Brett Gleason | Posted 10.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Brett Gleason

As a mostly masculine, caucasian man from New York I had little pushback when I chose to live as an openly gay man. In fact, the majority of the time I forget I am part of a sexual minority.

How Hillary Can Win With White Males

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Handel

With Bernie Bro's to the left of her, Trump dudes to the right, and far too few straight white males in her own column, you'd think Hillary Clinton would realize she has a white guy problem. Maybe she knows it, but what is the campaign doing about it?

Trump's Support Isn't Just From Old, Racist White Guys

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The prototypical Trump backer is a poorly educated, slob of a blue collar white male worker or farmer in the backwoods of the Deep South or Midwest who alternately fears and loathes Blacks, Hispanics, gays, liberals of all stripes, Obama, and big government. This is a dangerous, and self-serving myth.

Donald Trump Claims That Hillary Clinton Has "No Balls"

Byron Kennard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Comedy
Byron Kennard

In an interview yesterday with the New York Times, Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's campaign manager, described the presumptive Republican nominee's ...

The Americans That Are Drowning

Robert Slayton | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics
Robert Slayton

This election is not going as anyone expected. The reason is not because of the rise of any one candidate; Trump's appeal reflects more than anything the reality that large numbers of Americans are hurting badly, and vibrantly angry as a result. Why is that, and what can we do to help?

Here's Why the Alleged Planned Parenthood Killer Isn't Called a Domestic Terrorist

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The refusal to call Roof -- and now Dear -- a "terrorist" is far from an arcane quibble over terms and definitions, or even over the race and gender of the shooters. It strikes to the heart of how Americans have been reflexively conditioned to see thuggery and terrorism.

An Open Letter to White Men in America

Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer | Posted 07.24.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer

You didn't earn it. More than likely aren't yet prepared to either admit to it or lose it. This letter, written by one of you, is offered to invite you on a journey of insight, honesty, hard truth, and just living. Privilege can be hard to see, mostly because of what doesn't happen to us when we have it.

The Highly Intelligent, Creative, Self-Destructive White Male in Literature and Film

Steven Petite | Posted 06.25.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

While it is a blatant distortion of how the world really operates, when trying to assess why these characters, who quite obviously resemble real life counterparts as well, say the things they do and live the lives they live when they have so much potential, the answer becomes complicated.

In Defense of Checking Privilege

Davide Mastracci | Posted 07.13.2014 | College
Davide Mastracci

Merely refraining from what you consider to be oppressive actions or statements is not enough. Checking your privilege means that, on a regular basis, you'll have to admit that you benefit from the oppression of others. Even if you're a good person, even if you 'don't see race.'

The GOP's New Twist on Shock and Aww

Lester & Charlie | Posted 04.16.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Playtex knows that in America sex can sell almost anything -- even toilet paper. So the logical next question is, of course, can it sell the GOP? And recent events make it look like Republicans are desperate enough to find out.

Much Ado About Nothing on Obama's White Guy Appointees

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Their tenures in these positions often far out ran the tenure of the president that appointed them. But because they were largely nameless and faceless they got very little attention. Obama's appointments to the judiciary are a near textbook example of that. Few can name any of them.

White Guys Still Rule the GOP

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It's a hard-headed assessment that the GOP's pirouette to suddenly become immigration reform boosters or abortion rights advocates will be dismissed as a cheap, cynical, pander to get Hispanic and women's votes and would fall flat on its face.

Just Where Is the 'Veteran' Vote?

Jason Dempsey | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Jason Dempsey

For the most part this is to be expected, as Obama has a significant advantage in the youth vote in the general electorate as well, but to see this preference among young service members and veterans may mean that the era when it seemed that Republicans had a lock on the military vote is coming to a close.

Why So Many White Men Still Don't Like President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The temptation is to chalk the continued skepticism of many white males up to the stereotypical gun rack, beer guzzling, white blue collar Joe. But many don't fit that image.

On Health Care It's "E Pluribus" Without the "Unum"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The election of the first U.S. president of African descent has challenged a lot of people's self-identity. The loud, vicious, unruly behavior is a collective expression of white trepidation.

The GOP's White Guy Fix

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP has draw up a canny, political game plan to re-energize and reorganize its oldest, and most dependable base, white males.

Obama's White House Not Much More Diverse Than Bush's Team

National Journal | James Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A mere glance around Barack Obama's Cabinet table provides ample evidence of the president's philosophy that diversity is an important element of good...

Obama Should Beg Bill to Help Him

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

McCain runs strong among white male independents and could make inroads among disgruntled Hillary Democrats. Bill could be Obama's trump card to make sure that doesn't happen.