In the most multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-ethnic America ever, the absence of a journalist of color on the stage moderating one of the presidential or vice-presidential debates is shameful and ought to be an embarrassment to the nation.
This film tells a story many blacks and whites would rather forget, how black women stepped up and did what they must to survive. That's a story important enough to make all the film's faults minor by contrast.
Recently the question has again surfaced: "Do we live in a post-racial America?" Simply put, race is a factor in the growing economic inequalities we have in this country, and we can no longer afford to sweep this issue under the rug.
Amid so many distractions of late, many Americans have lost sight of a truly remarkable accomplishment: Three of the most powerful and influential people in the United States today are African-American men.
Marcus' Tea Party anthem is all about policing boundaries of our Constitution as well as our geography, values and identities, but also about reminding us that these boundaries must be policed because they've been transgressed.
As the lessons of the mortgage crisis are studied by historians in the coming years, a significant and widely overlooked consequence that will no doubt emerge is how it's set back the economic mobility of minorities in this country.
When we don't talk to our children about race and inequality, the only way they have to make sense of it all is to assume that there is a greater human value for those who by accident of birth are white.
From the Big House to the White House, Pebble Beach to Pennsylvania Avenue, articles such as Frank Rich's confirm the nefarious notion that successful minorities should still feel "lucky just to be there".
Police officers have a duty to protect and to serve everyone in the community, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin or immigration status. They have a responsibility to follow facts, not bias.
Advocates and activists should take this opportunity to make their voices heard on the pressing need to implement CERD's mandate to eliminate all forms of discrimination at this crucial turning point in American history.
Reverend Wright is a problem in North Carolina. Down-ticket Dems hare already injecting race into their races. Jesse Helms was such a force in this state for so long that "some of that" is still lingering.