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Race Riots

Ferguson: Riot or Rebellion?

Jack Schneider | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Jack Schneider

Race plays a significant role in how violence is framed for the public. And though such framing may begin informally in conversation or in popular media, it persists in what our children are taught in school and affects the way we understand each other.

Stampede to the Exit

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Thanks to a Tar Heel friend who alerted me to issue ads in the North Carolina senate race, I now know that "for six years the policies of Barack Obama and Kay Hagan have dominated Washington." Karl Rove's American Crossroads, you see, is touting Republican Thom Tillis.

How the Jewish New Year Can Change Our World

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

Jewish tradition states the world is being judged right now at this New Year. However presumptuous the claim, it's not a bad thing to have oversight.

How A Race Riot During Childhood Stayed With Me Forever

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 11.13.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

My mother's parting words were about tear gas. 'If you're hit by some and can't breathe and your eyes begin to burn, cover your face with this cloth,' she said. It was 1968 and my family was living in Washington, D.C., where I was born.

Breaking the Code of Silence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Michael Patrick MacDonald is a storyteller. Michael recently encouraged the crowd of young leaders at the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools' National Training to understand the power of storytelling to create change.

Burning Tulsa: The Legacy of Black Dispossession

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

The term "race riot" does not adequately describe the events of May 31 - June 1, 1921 in Greenwood, a black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The historical record documents a sustained and murderous assault on black lives and property.

Dis-membering Stonewall

Irene Monroe | Posted 08.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Those brown and black LGBTQ people have been bleached from the written history of that night. Many LGBTQ blacks and Latinos argue that one of the reasons for the gulf between whites and themselves is the fact that the dominant queer community rewrote the narrative of Stonewall.

Rodney King: An Imperfect Victim Who Died a Perfect Hero

Janice Harper | Posted 08.18.2012 | Black Voices
Janice Harper

Too often when considering injustice, we want perfect victims -- the victim who did nothing to provoke others, whose moral code remains unblemished. But if justice were the privilege of the perfect, there wouldn't be much need for it.

Is the Tea Party Future Unfolding in London?

Alan Singer | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Alan Singer

I worry we are seeing the Tea Party future unfolding in London. It is a future where the wealthiest citizens are not taxed and vital health, educational, and welfare services for everyone else are cut.

90 Years On: A Look Back At The Tulsa Race Riot

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 07.22.2011 | Impact
Adrian Margaret Brune

Despite the efforts of journalists over the years, Tulsans always managed to sweep the riot's history under the rug. For nearly eight decades, the riot remained Tulsa's closeted skeleton.

What For Sterilization Victims?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

North Carolina has named an executive director of the N. C. Justice for Victims of Sterilization Foundation, Charmaine Fuller Cooper. Upon her nominat...

Race Riots Grip Italian Town Rosarno, and Mafia Is Suspected

nytimes.com | RACHEL DONADIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME -- More than a thousand African workers were put aboard buses and trains in the southern Italian region of Calabria over the weekend and shipped ...

"Driving While Black," "Negro Riots," and Two Nations

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

On August 11, 1965, an all-too-frequent stop of a black man by a white police officer exploded into one of the worst urban riots in American history.

We Are So Angry That We've Lost Our Minds

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

President Obama says we should stay angry but express our outrage in productive ways. I say we should get rid of the anger altogether.

Turning Purple: Michigan Voters Indecisive, Overlooked and Just Plain Unaware

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

A little more than two weeks away from this state's January 15 primary, I have yet to hear a single person mention his or her intention to vote.