That headline, of course, quotes the cover to the fictional Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "Don't Panic." This week, it seems like timely advice, as the news media and American politicians go into full-blown panic mode over one death and two illnesses within the United States.
If Republicans benefit from dividing us by race and increasing white resentment, then we have to do whatever we can to build stronger and better relations across racial lines, in particular between whites and non-whites.
The Romney that poked his head out of the ground last week was not the Romney that Republican activists presumed that they nominated. We saw glimpses once again of the Romney that once was -- and that Romney's primary opponents long warned against.
Ryan's party affiliation -- and his seeming political shift from his days of crossing the racial divide and rocking to Rage Against the Machine -- got me thinking. Have attitudes about interracial dating changed for the new generation?
State Attorney General John Suthers is a top candidate on Mitt Romney's short-list to become the nation's top law enforcement official if Romney wins in November, but Suthers' record could actually damage Romney's presidential aspirations.
The result of 40 years of these coded attacks is to ensure a permanent de facto racial segregation in our political dialogue, pitting white male voters against African Americans and poisoning our discourse.
The target may differ, but the Republican tactic is always the same: demonize a group of human beings based on what sets them apart -- skin color, religion, sexual orientation -- and make them objects of derision.
A long line of inmates enters and exits a prison yard. As the lone black inmate reenters society, he peers into the camera with a menacing glance. The ad plays on "fears of the dangerous, violent, black male."
Corporate honchos at GE and News Corp making back-room editorial decisions for the "news" subsidiaries they control? I can't help but think it might not be the best thing for the integrity of journalism.