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A Taxicab Confession For A Post-Ferguson America

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Dennis D. Parker

Black and brown people are not so much strangers in a strange land, you see. Far worse, we are strangers in our own homeland.

Growing Up Black And Nerdy

Sidney Fussell | Posted 07.14.2014 | Black Voices
Sidney Fussell

The image of black masculinity as criminal and terrifying, remarkably uniform across video games and news media, led to me questioning and resenting my own blackness.

Dissecting the Long, Deep Roots of Racial Profiling in America

Keith Rushing | Posted 05.01.2013 | Black Voices
Keith Rushing

At its core, racial profiling is about racism and stereotypes and assuming the worst of people based on a biased perception of reality that is then projected and multiplied, affecting and endangering everyone of that same race, ethnicity, nationality or religion.

Inside the South's Halfway House of Racialized Politics

Glen Browder | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

A half century after the civil rights movement, blacks and whites in the South seemingly have come to terms about living together in a halfway house of racialized politics. A new race game has taken hold as the region develops a biracial politics despite its lingering legacy of racism.

Sam Stein

Dems See Racial Undertones In Controversial Romney Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has received no shortage of attention and criticism over his first campaign ad of this election cycle, which deliberately ta...

Are Chicago's Racial Politics Changing?

AP | DON BABWIN and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The plan was simple: The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Chicago's other black leaders would choose one black candidate to run for mayor, invok...

Sam Stein

GOP Stressed Gonzales' Hispanic Roots In 2005

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the more provocative critiques to come from conservatives concerning the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has been the charg...

School Closings, Race, and Movement Politics

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

The last re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (called No Child Left Behind) was an attempt to close these gaps, but the status quo protects bad schools and bad teachers.

My View of The Atlantic's "The End of White America?"

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Raymond Leon Roker

Part of what I always suspect comes out of articles like this, is the affirmation from some that a browner America should also mean minorities can finally stop complaining about inequalities.

Sam Stein

Bobby Rush: Don't "Hang Or Lynch" Burris Because Of Blagojevich

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a wild press conference where Gov. Rod Blagojevich introduced Roland Burris as the Senate-appointee to replace Barack Obama, congressman Bobby Rush...

The End of the Republican Majority: Three Things You Need to Watch

Martin Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

The historic 2008 presidential election is over and the main casualty is the Republican Party.

Republicans Use Fear to Win

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Foval

It has been a long eight years, and this past week saw the politics of division pushed to the absolute limit of absurdity. We must not allow it to go on any longer.

OTB Writers Respond to Anti-Muslim, Anti-Arab Slurs

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

From smear email campaigns and hectoring rally audiences to hateful YouTubes and candidate equivocations, slurs against Muslims and Arabs have become ...

Palin Fans Flames Of Fear And Hatred

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Denise Dennis

During times of extreme insecurity, people can fall easy prey to the fiery rhetoric and xenophobia of folksy characters like Sarah Palin, Huey Long, Charles Coughlin and Joe McCarthy.

CULTURE ZOHN: Obama Actions, Affirmative and Otherwise

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Zohn

We should not be thinking of exclusivity when it comes to affirmative action! Obama could bring this conversation to a new level.2008-08-08-obamapull.jpg

"Uncle Barack's Cabin": Why We Must Repudiate the Ugly Racial Undercurrents of the Campaign

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

This offensive German headline is a warning to us here in the US. The bigots will exploit every slimy racist undercurrent in a desperate effort to keep Obama out of the White House.