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Black, Gay and Reclaiming 'Civil Rights'

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pam Spaulding

Whites don't want to have the difficult conversation and chance being labeled racist for bringing it up, blacks who oppose equality for LGBTs toss out the race card to avoid the discussion.

More about Sonia Sotomayor, From Someone Who Knew Her at Yale

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Rachel Moran: "The stigma of singledom seems to have disappeared when it comes to qualifying for high office, both for men like David Souter and women like Sonia Sotomayor."

Educational Opportunity in the Age of Obama

Farai Chideya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Farai Chideya

Let's take a moment during this graduation season to ask how we can raise the profile of educational equality among the issues our nation faces.

C'mon, Jillian. Not Even One Person of Color in Your First Thirty?

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Trey Ellis

Thirty guys and not a single one of them even accidentally tan? I haven't seen so much hair gel since The Fonz. The Osmond Brothers are less white than this batch.

The Discontents

Christian Nwachukwu, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Christian Nwachukwu, Jr.

If you want to be a Republican, be one. But don't blame Nancy Pelosi.

Stop the Next American Nightmare

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

We propose including racial impact assessment, a systematic review of potential racial impacts prior to the passage of new laws can help prevent the replication of long-standing and new forms of racial inequality.

It's OK to Say Black

Jennifer Trannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Trannon

Why are people so afraid to say "the Black guy?" It comes from the PC movement but go ahead, I'm giving you permission. It's OK to say Black.

The Fear Behind Our Fears of the Formerly Incarcerated

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

In Illinois, when we're talking about ex-offenders, we're really talking about black men. And it's possible that the race of an ex-offender will tell you more about their chances of finding work than their criminal history.

Why President Obama Hurts His Own Cause By Not Addressing Homophobia in the Black Community

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pam Spaulding

With a president reticent to do much of anything about LGBT issues or homophobia in the black community without overwhelming support, where does that leave black, LGBT, and black LGBT communities?

Social Work and Politics: What's Happening in America

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha St Jean

Women who want to keep it all together should always have a plan, burn the candle at both ends and make sure to keep the middle for themselves.

It's Legalized Neglect: Low-Income Children at Risk (VIDEO)

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

As our state legislatures struggle with impending budget deficits, American families are going to be presented with a bunch of terrible "choices." Do ...

James Spader Set For Mamet On Broadway

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — James Spader is trading in Boston for Broadway. Producer Jeffrey Richards says the star of TV's "Boston Legal" as well as the film "...

Race and American Comedy

Sabiyha Prince | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sabiyha Prince

What about the black political variety on U.S. television? To whom have Richard Pryor and Dick Gregory passed the baton of African American comedic observation?

Steele the Magically Disappearing Negro

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The squeals for Steele's hide by red faced GOP grousers have gotten so loud that even long defrocked GOP bloviator Newt Gingrich had to come to Steele's rescue.

Diversity and Excellence in Higher Education: not Alternatives but Additives

Michèle Lamont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michèle Lamont

Winners cannot all come from a few select institutions in the Northeast -- this would undermine beliefs in the legitimacy of the system as a whole, from a meritocratic and democratic standpoint.

Jeanine Garafolo on Racism -- Why She is Way off Base

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophia A. Nelson

Regular working class and rural, suburban White Americans must feel a bit under assault as of late.

Failed Drug War Now Targets Whites

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The result of the fiction that blacks are the prime drug users and abusers has been devastating in law and public policy.

Limbaugh's Racial Obsession Makes Perfectly Good Sense

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Talk radio kingpin Rush Limbaugh has a much bigger obsession than President Obama. That obsession is race. He just can't seem to stay away from it.

'Whites-Only' Designers Reap What They 'Sew' with Mrs. O?

Donna Michelle Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Donna Michelle Anderson

Here are the designers in 2009 who did not feature a single woman of color or any black models during Fashion Week in New York.

The Racial Mis-education of America's Youth

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Forty-one years on from the Kerner Commission's "two societies" declaration, we are traveling from "separate and unequal" to equal but separated.

Barack Hussein Obama: Born To Be Hurt?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Henry Adams

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"Should I h8 AZNs?": When Satire Fails, It's Racist

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Disgrasian

Unfortunately, "Should I h8 AZNs?" is not satire. It highlights a very real cultural anxiety and its attendant racist backlash without taking it to task in any substantive way.

Use the Race Lens to Scrutinize Financial Products

Jose A. Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jose A. Garcia

The Financial Product Safety Commission will provide consumers with their first real protections in decades, but it will be far less effective if it fails to use a race lens when scrutinizing financial products.

On Race, Holder is Right, Obama is Wrong

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

Obama appears to clothe himself in the conservative approach to discussing race, which is to say as little as possible, and we will be worse off as a result.

Rush: Still Shovel-Ready After All These Years!

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Seriously, you've got to love Rush Limbaugh. Here's just a very brief sampling of Rush's grossest hits.