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Callused Hands: The Shrinking Working Class White Vote

Keith Gaddie | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

Once upon a time, the white working class was the colossus of U.S. politics. White working class voters were the largest bloc in the electorate. They provided the foundation for the New Deal, the most durable political coalition in U.S. history Today, the white working class vote faces multiple challenges to exerting influence, as their numbers and clout have declined.

Guns Make Anger and Despair Lethal

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.09.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

These new measures will not prevent every shooting that snuffs out the lives of nearly seven children to gun violence daily, but they will save many lives and help staunch the relentless plague of gun violence that terrorizes our nation's homes, schools and communities.

Not Another White Oscars

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.05.2016 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

What can and should change is the face of those who receive its awards for entertaining. In 2015, all eyes watched an Oscars ceremony that was a mostly white guy's show. All eyes will again be on the Oscars to see what's changed. The message then is not another white Oscars.

What If There Were No Whites in South Africa?

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.04.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

The central thrust of the book is compelling. It argues that black South Africans, especially the new generation of young, black "born frees", are obsessed with whiteness and white privilege.

The New America: A Melting Pot Stirred

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Paul Spector, M.D.

A recent Pew Research Center study examined these trends. Their report predicts that in 2055, no racial or ethnic group will hold a majority. According to their data, the US of 2055 will be 46 percent white, 24 percent Hispanic, 14 percent Asian and 13 percent black.

The Miseducation of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Torri Stuckey | Posted 09.05.2015 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

The Black Lives Matter Movement efforts and agenda are often misconstrued due to its name and structure. The name Black Lives Matter lends itself to an ideology of an all-encompassing crusade to save all black lives and speak out against every issue that negatively impacts black people.

2013 GOP: Need 'Welcoming, Inclusive Message' to Attract Hispanics. 2015 GOP: Trump Has Other Ideas

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Ian Reifowitz

The longer he continues to dominate the polls, the larger that number will grow. As Joshua Green put it, "The GOP is about the become the party of Trump." But will Trump's bile be so toxic that it stains the party's nominee no matter what?

Black Lives, White Silence And The Second Reconstruction

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 07.30.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

The tragic shooting deaths of nine African-American congregants in a South Carolina church and its juxtaposition with the ongoing debate about police mistreatment of African-Americans in a nation led by president who is part African suggests we are in a curious moment in U.S. history.

Republican Illegal Immigration Policy Will Increase Crime

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

If we hope to prevent violent crime in the US, we cannot constantly blame our problems on newcomers to our nation.

America, What Do We Do After Charleston?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I am a native South Carolinian. Charleston is my maternal ancestral home. My great grandmother was born during slavery. My great grandfather I have been told was a plantation overseer. Never have I been more proud and more ashamed of my dueling ancestral heritages than right now.

War Memorial Separates Dead By Race: 'Whites' And 'Colored'

AP | Jeffrey Collins | Posted 02.06.2015 | Black Voices

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Along Main Street in a small South Carolina city, there is war memorial honoring fallen World War I and II soldiers, dividing...

How Important Is It to See Minorities in Movies?

The OpEd Project | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
The OpEd Project

We need to tell new stories. We need to see new actors who look, sound and act like the real America. Racism is not just a concept. It is as staring down at us from the big and small screens.

Dear White Folks

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Marybeth Gasman

What I know is that unless you are black in America, you can't possibly understand what it's like to be black in America. You can ask questions and you can be empathetic but you can't truly understand being black in America unless you are black.

Despite the 'War on Whites' Tea Party Paranoia, 85 Percent of Congress and 69 Percent of Obama's Administration Is White

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The United States Congress is a Tea Party's dream; mostly male and mostly white. It's tough to wage a "war on whites" when the 113th Congress is 85 percent white and President Obama's cabinet is 69 percent white.

How Do You See Me?

Gerard Kersey | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

I was not dressed inappropriately, I wasn't loud or menacing, I wasn't posing a threat to anyone. I was just a regular teenager shopping in an outlet store. However, to her I was a black teenager in an outlet and that made the world of difference on her skewed perspective of the situation.

5 First Impressions of the Canceled Comedies We Forgot To Watch

Hulu.com | Posted 08.23.2014 | TV
Hulu.com

We had so much fun making snap judgements on canceled dramas based solely on their pilots that we're doing it again this week with some comedies!

What Time Is It? Not CP Time

Gerard Kersey | Posted 08.16.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

The instructor stated how crucial being timely is in business and personal matters, and we can never be on CP time if we want to be successful. I don't know what surprised me more: the fact that she said this or that it was said and not much of an uproar followed.

The Republicans' Southern Strategy Still Works. Here's How Liberals Can Counter It

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

If Republicans benefit from dividing us by race and increasing white resentment, then we have to do whatever we can to build stronger and better relations across racial lines, in particular between whites and non-whites.

4 Tips From an Ethnically Ambiguous Stranger

Melody Moezzi | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Melody Moezzi

I'm used to people asking me where I'm from. Sometimes it's other brown people wanting to know if we share a heritage, and sometimes it's white people wanting to know... well, I'm not sure what.

Stupid Rises, Nation Declines

Craig Giesecke | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Craig Giesecke

What's gotten us where we are is the rise of dumbassery. Basically, as voters, we've given our elected leaders pretty much an open road to Idiotville.

SAT Scores and Asian American Academic Achievements

Andrew Lam | Posted 11.10.2013 | College
Andrew Lam

According to The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, there's a disturbing trend in SAT scores in America. The score over all has fallen 20 poin...

The Cancer of Racism Thrives in America

Chris Williams | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices
Chris Williams

For every person in this society to begin receiving a fair shake, each one of us has to become proactive in fighting on the side of right and not on the side of privilege.

Why People in Power Cast Themselves as 'War' Casualties

Lori Day | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Lori Day

The people attacking others and their rights are always the ones awash in power, clinging to it, choking it off for others. Anyone else trying to get their fair share? They are not "waging war." They are doing everything they can, from a place of significantly less power, to stand up for themselves.

April 4, 1968: Honoring the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr., 45 Years Later

Binta Niambi Brown | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Binta Niambi Brown

To ensure the vitality of our nation, it's continued progress, to more fundamentally remember who we are and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, and all those who died fighting for us, we must remember....we all have a role to play.

Race Talk: It Is Time For an Examination of 'White in America'

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media
BlackAndBrownNews

How do we get a comprehensive portrait of race and ethnicity matters, and all of the social, cultural, economic, political 'isms" embedded in that topic, by not examining a central group -- White Americans?