As an African American Republican, one of the irritations I have is with other Black Republicans who are apologists for racist actions and statements made by white Republican leaders.
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Gay activists are giving Rick Warren the full treatment, accusing him of homophobia and hate speech and of comparing gay marriage to incest. None of this is true.
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
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With firings this fall, there are, as of this date, only four black head football coaches among the 119 Football Bowl Subdivision programs in NCAA Division I. What is going on?
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I find the term racist, when taken in perspective. European Americans, described as "white," are not subject to the same "non-nativity" that the blacks are.
Seventeen percent of the U.S. teen population is African American. In 2004, 70 percent of all teens testing HIV-positive were black.
During our campaign, there was a coming together between my own African-born countrymen, and African Americans -- children of African slaves, who for decades viewed African immigrants with suspicion.
Gay rights supporters are surprised that African Americans could have voted against gay marriage believing that they, more than anyone, should understand discrimination.
In her Nov 8, '08 column, Maureen Dowd attempted to elucidate the stunning new history of our young country by talking about what Obama meant to African Americans.
Tens of thousands of lesbians and gays will continue to protest all over the USA, and we should not get off the streets. We must finally see ourselves as a civil rights movement, and act accordingly.
In moving forward, we must build a coalition that embraces a universal set of principles. If we stupidly divide ourselves by sexual orientation or race, we can only expect a race to the bottom.
To win the fight over Prop 8, and it's criminal that any American taxpayer has to fight for fundamental human rights in 2008, you have to show the opponents the advantages to them.
The shame that we feel today over Prop 8 is only directed at our collective failure, which we need to figure out how to rectify. All of us. Together.
The Republicans have a bigger problem than they think. Continuing with the same ideological leadership and ignoring the demographic reality facing the country will only make things worse.
Prior to the 1960s, race portrayals in movies were mostly confined to servants and railroad porters. Only with the advent of the Civil Rights movement did the film industry dare address the authentic black experience.
Ed. Note: I plan on writing something about black voters, the passage of proposition 8 in California, and the discussion that has ensued about whether...
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By pigeonholing Obama as the "black" candidate, it overlooks the fact that's he's a once-in-a-generation leader who has stirred the admiration of people of all races around the world.
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Marriage should be sacred, not a political prop. We need to put another initiative on the ballot -- this time to undo Prop 8.
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