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The United States of Emergency

Broderick Greer | Posted 11.21.2014 | Religion
Broderick Greer

In declaring a state of emergency in Missouri before any actual announcement by the Ferguson grand jury, Gov. Jay Nixon is shedding a valuable light on what happens when a culture of fearful white supremacy can't tolerate dissent, disorder, or difference.

Seven Ways to Prepare for the Ferguson Grand Jury's Statement

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

Here's what I'm doing -- as a white, middle-aged, middle-class clergywoman, 552 miles from Ferguson -- to prepare for the moment when the announcement is made. While your own choices about what to do will likely be different, depending on who and where you are, I encourage you to make plans in advance, hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.

Ta-Nehisi Coates On White Supremacy And A Life Of Struggle

The Root | The Root Staff | Posted 10.30.2014 | Black Voices

This year we selected writer Ta-Nehisi Coates as the top honoree on The Root 100, our annual list of influential and high-achieving African Americans....

Mascotism and the Redskins

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 10.30.2014 | Sports
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

"Mascotism," as we might name the use of terms, stereotypes, and images, touches on the very difficult issue of colonialism, domination and racism that is so deeply entrenched in American history and society.

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

Angry White Men on the Right

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The Republican Party, as the instrument of the forces of corporatist oligarchy, has had a major hand (more so than the Democrats) in injuring the economic prospects of these men. But the ways these injuries have been inflicted are more hidden than the social revolutions that toppled the old order of automatic superiority.

Black Gain Is White Pain -- How the White Right Justifies Racial Injustice

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 11.09.2014 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

To the modern right, black gain is white pain. The more respectable among them have learned that if you pretend to believe that racism does not exist, despite the undeniable evidence, you can perpetuate white supremacist outcomes indefinitely.

Friday Talking Points -- Dog Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to the 'Dog Days' of summer, at the height of the political Silly Season. This year, one dog did indeed have his day in August, as 7-year-old 'Duke' just won a rather bizarre election to become mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota.

Tariq Nasheed on the Current State of Affairs in the Black Community

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism, directed and produced by author and documentary filmmaker Tariq Nasheed, explores racism in a way it previously hasn't been explored.

'Bye Sierra': A Slightly Angry Queer Response to the Sierra Mannie Controversy

Anthony Michael D'Agostino | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael D'Agostino

Don't get me wrong, Sierra: Appropriation does happen, but gay men didn't steal "your" shit. They helped draw, color, sew, produce and conceive of it in the first place. So when you see white gay men emulating black women, you should be aware that part of what they are responding to is the expression of gay, queer and feminine men.

Duke University Building Will No Longer Honor White Supremacist

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.19.2014 | College

Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead announced Monday the school is renaming a building that was dubbed in honor of a white supremacist. A...

The Violence of Abortion Barbie, Wendy Davis

Molly Rosner | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Molly Rosner

Affiliating Wendy Davis with Barbie attempts to transform a political leader into a vapid and empty-headed doll famous for her over-sexualized body. The pink Barbie-like frame of the poster plays up girlhood and downplays womanhood.

Police Investigating Cop Killers For White Supremacy Links

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2014 | Crime

UPDATE: Authorities in Nevada identified the suspects as Jerad Miller, 31, and his wife, Amanda Miller, 22. June 9 (Reuters) - Law enforcement offi...

Guns vs. Misogyny vs. Mental Illness: A False Choice

Briallen Hopper | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Briallen Hopper

In the wake of last week's massacre at UCSB, people have been arguing about what the tragedy was "really" about. The "#YesAllWomen" campaign blames mi...

'Keep Alabama White' -- Really?

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

At the time of the Civil War, almost half the population of Alabama was Black. In 1963, a full 30 percent of the state's population was the same color. Keep Alabama White. Really?

With Liberty and Justice for All?

J. Randall O'Brien | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
J. Randall O'Brien

We are, this year, 50 years removed from the civil rights movement's "Freedom Summer" of 1964. To be sure, changes in our society have been nothing short of revolutionary. Yet over half a century later, one wonders if white supremacy remains rooted in the American psyche. Is there a racial caste system in America?

Confederacy of Dunces: College Presidents, Lost Causes and the Abuse of History

W. Scott Poole | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
W. Scott Poole

The culture war skirmishes at the College of Charleston represent something more than Dixie-fried corruption and anti-intellectualism. They reflect the misuses of history that have long been a powerful political tool in the hands of white, conservative elites.

What Every Woman Should Know About Arizona's Latest Abortion Politics

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Women face many challenges in our lives that are uniquely related to our reproductive systems, something callous lawmakers exploit for political purposes that have nothing to do with real concern for women.

FUBU, Daymond John and White People Who Mock Black Culture

Olivia Cole | Posted 06.04.2014 | Black Voices
Olivia Cole

A white guy might mock FUBU because "no one wore it." But, sir: People did wear it. Millions of people wore it.

White Nationalist Group Claims Legalizing Gay Marriage Is 'Slippery Slope' To Pedophilia, Zoophilia

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

A homophobic brief filed in Michigan's ongoing gay marriage case has been denounced by the state's attorney general. Attorney Kyle Bristow filed t...

Race and Murder in America from the Time of Jefferson Davis to Jordan Davis

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.25.2014 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

Every life matters. When someone is murdered, the loss cannot be measured. Hearing the grief, the real despair about the future in this country for African Americans expressed after the announcement of the Jordan Davis verdict made me think about the past.

Why Everything Actually Is About Race

Jonathan Jacob Moore | Posted 04.07.2014 | Black Voices
Jonathan Jacob Moore

As Valentine's Day will soon come flying around the corner in a few days, I wish I could tell you that this week I want to talk about being a hopeless...

12 Years a Slave and Today

Max Berger | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Max Berger

Last night, I went to see a screening of 12 Years A Slave that included a conversation with Harry Belafonte and Steve McQueen about the film and it's ...

'That Is So #Gay'

Stephanie Michele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Michele

I can't quite shake the magnitude of what happened between these two boys. I have empathy for both of them because I realize that extreme actions are byproducts of extreme longing.

Taking Over

Justine Valinotti | Posted 11.04.2013 | Weird News
Justine Valinotti

While Pinky and the Brain try to seize control over the world because, well, that's what they do, Paul Craig Cobb has a less noble purpose: He wants to create a White Supremacist haven in Leith, North Dakota.