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Race Relations

Mediocre Grade for the Southern Poverty Law Center's Latest Report

Carol M. Swain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol M. Swain

Instead of providing readers with a systematic analysis and hard data supporting its warning about a growing threat, the SPLC's report was chocked full of vague generalities and unnamed sources.

White Racism Black Bigotry: The Talk About Race is All Wrong!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

The problem with discussing "issues of race," is that it dummies down the issue of racism to an individual level, when the real problem is at the macro level.

Georgetown Professor Richard America Joins the Conversation about the Gates Arrest

Emma Coleman Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Coleman Jordan

The Gates-Crowley controversy offers an opportunity to gain a takeaway that might be beneficial far beyond police-citizen relations, or even black-white relations: regular mental health checks.

Fox Host Glenn Beck: Obama Is A "Racist" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This morning on Fox and Friends, Fox host Glenn Beck accused President Obama of being "a racist." The group was discussing the recent Gates controv...

The Re-Education of Prof. Henry Louis Diallo-Bell-Edwards Gates

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barry Michael Cooper

Countless black and Latino men need Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to tutor all of the U.S., in what President Barack Obama calls, this teachable moment .

A Teachable Moment: Pride and Prejudice

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

Gates' and Crowley's confrontation was a clash of egos in which pride and prejudice -- on both sides -- came into play.

The Gates/Crowley Rorschach Test

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

Was this an instance of racial profiling? Did Gates overreact to a reasonable police request? The truth is that we simply do not have enough information to know what really happened in this case.

Gates in Cuffs: Scenes from 'Post-Racial' America

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

You just know that, if all the players -- the neighbors, the "intruders," the cops -- had been white, or if they'd all been black, the whole story would have played out differently.

Eric Holder: We Haven't Achieved Racial Equality Yet

Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eric Holder could have had a career as a rock star if he never bothered to study law. The United States Attorney General stood centerstage in front of...

At Sotomayor Hearings, Some Like it Simple

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Any judgment that differs from mine, to the extent it differs from mine, does not reflect reality. I am White Guy.

The New White Nationalism in America

Carol M. Swain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol M. Swain

This book is a warning and a wake-up call for Americans who cherish the civil rights vision of an integrated America, a common humanity, and equality before God and law.

Racial Advancement on TV: Is the Progress Depicted Well-Intentioned Fantasy?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

I've been noticing over the past several years a tendency for the Media to depict racial togetherness in a manner that doesn't come close to representing reality.

When Did Newt and the Gang Become Experts on Race? Playing the Race Card Against Sotomayor

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

According to the new definition of racism -- let's call it neo-racism -- anyone who believes we have not achieved racial equality can be considered a racist.

A Latino Rodney King?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

The verdict would actually make more sense if the teens had been acquitted of all charges. In that case, the implication is that the boys had nothing to do with the fight or Luis Ramirez's death.

Pssssst. Has Someone Told The Times About Latinos?

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard M. Benjamin

For the Times -- and most of the media -- "Race Relations" means "Are white and black people chatting along fine at the office water cooler, the Pilates class, and the corner bar?"

Poll: Obama Race Relations Effect Real

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's presidency seems to be altering the public perception of race relations in the United States. Two-thirds of Americans now say race rela...

Race and Symbolism in the House Gallery

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

The very public display of Ty'Sheoma Bethea's struggle illustrates the heartlessness of Governor Sanford's posturing against accepting badly needed stimulus money for South Carolina.

Black History Month Remains Important

George Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Alexander

While celebrating Black History Month will not erase bigotry, it remains one of the all-important cornerstones to continuing any meaningful discussion of race relations in our society.

Here is How We Can Start Talking About Race

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Sean Delonas is not a racist. I certainly don't know that his cartoon was racist beyond a reasonable doubt. So, I would like to hear from him what he was thinking when he drew it.

You Look Like Beyonce: Are Comparisons Inherently Racist?

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

Are we able to discuss a person's physical attributes without it setting off a racial firestorm?

The 80th Birthday of Dr. King and the Inauguration of Obama as President

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

I never thought as Martin Luther King Jr's former advisor and speechwriter that I would live long enough to ever publicly write or say these words.

Saltsman and Allen: Separated at Birth?

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

These two Southerners share a striking resemblance and a gift for race-based humor. But could they also share genes? Or alleles, at the very least?

Ken Blackwell, If Barack Obama is a Magic Negro, Then What Type of Negro Do They Think You Are?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

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.

The Grinning Skull

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

While the media demonized the New Orleans' black population for crimes that turned out not to have happened, they ignored the group of white men who went on a shooting spree across the river.

Obama Knows Slow and Steady Wins Race Relations

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

Since President-elect Barack Obama won the election last month, there's been some speculation about what this means for the American black community. ...