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RACE AND POLITICS
Now That The Olympics Are Over, What Is Next For Brazil?
Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia
What we are observing now in Brazil is a definite return of the right at the political helm.
Re: #BlackLivesMatter, Aretha Was Right -- It's All About R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Author; Humorist; Workshop Leader
One of the "great" things about polarized, identity politics is that each side excels in bringing out the shadow side of the other. And ... at the same time refuses to face its own shadow because that would be giving ammunition to the enemy.
Race in the Voting Booth
Senior Fellow, the Center for Transatlantic Relations; Profess...
Race was the unspeakable factor in the presidential election -- in contrast to 2008 when it was on everyone's mind and on display. That does not mean it has disappeared.
Color-Blind Racism in the Obama Era
Mark Anthony Neal
Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of Africa...
Left of Black
host and Duke Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the Left of Black studios by Eduardo Bonilla Silva, author of the now classic
Racism without Racists
Why Michelle Obama Should Play the Race Card
For a people who were barely recognized as full citizens with equal rights under the laws of the country they helped to build, it is a victory, whether you are Obama supporter Reverend Al Sharpton or Romney advocate Herman Cain, that a black man now assumes the highest office in the land
Hating the President
Comms Dir (Climate/Health), Environmental Defense Fund & EDF A...
The important truth is that a significant minority is almost always going to hate whomever is president. And before we get nostalgic, it happened to Jefferson, Lincoln and FDR, too.
Race Takes Center Stage in the National Debate
A San Francisco-based journalist specializing in politics and ...
A year after the nation's first African-American President took office, "post racial" hasn't panned out. Though Barack Obama eschews ethnic tags, they're front row, center in the national debate.
Forget About Harry Reid, What's up with Bill Clinton?
Career Reinvention Strategist. Diversity Consultant. Internati...
Let's call a spade a spade. Our friend, Bill Clinton, has a race problem. Am I saying he's a racist? No. But he has repeatedly proven that he has no qualms appealing to racial divisions for political gain.
GOP Jumps On Ricci, But Sotomayor's Confirmation Chances Remain Strong
Sotomayor's Confirmation Hearings Will Be a Trial of the GOP
As she faces a host of hostile questions in her confirmation hearings, Sotomayor should remember one thing: it is not she who will be on trial, but the Republican Party.
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Social Work and Politics: What's Happening in America
Martha St Jean
A New Yorker
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.
A Vietnamese-American In the House... Our Parents Will Be So Proud
Everyone is all kinds of excited about the fact that there's now a Vietnamese-American dude rocking the U.S. House of Representatives. Incidentally, I think it's a bit of a mixed bag.
This Week in Blackness Episode 13 -- Black, Black, Blackity, Black.
Elon James White
Host & Creator of Blacking It Up and This Week in Blackness
Comedian Elon James White talks about the wide spread notion of eliminating color when it comes to President-Elect Obama. Lets just say, he's not amused.
Conservatives' Race-Baiting Miscalculation
Emmy-Winning Commentator and Writer for Esquire
From not-so-subtle euphemisms to open slurring, how much is conservative race-baiting going to cost the Republicans? Probably the presidency.
Bradley Who? Here Comes the Obama Effect
Everyone's fretting that the dreaded Bradley Effect will turn up in this election. But there's another shoe to drop on this issue -- and it may change the electoral map for years to come.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
For the past few weeks the nation has been engaged in a truly bizarre debate over who is better qualified for the presidency -- Barack Obama or Sarah Palin.
The Unbearable Whiteness of Being
Parvez Sharma's new film "A Sinner in Mecca" (asinnerinmecca.c...
Does the Republican Party now represent primarily a demographic of one skin color only? McCain and Palin always seem to be surrounded by Whites.
Is Barack Obama's Candidacy About Race?
The simple fact that an African-American is in line for the presidency serves to affirm for all of us our belief in America's best ideals.
Once Again Obama Should Address Race
Author, 'The World is a Ghetto' and 'Racial Formation in the U...
Since his speech in March, Obama has been effectively and consciously redefining racial politics. He can consolidate his "brand" by addressing race openly, as he has already done in the past.
A New Race(ism?) -- Unconscious Bias in the '08 Campaign
Gregory S. Parks
Law Professor, Wake Forest University
The broader challenge for Senator Obama is to make voters aware of the fact that even many well-intentioned individuals harbor unconscious, anti-black biases.
The Race Card
Fellow, Campaign for America's Future
The accusation that blacks "play the race card" taps into working-class white resentment. It says that black people receive special treatment while the politically-correct crowd jumps all over you for pointing it out.
Obama and Hispanics: Another Myth Exposed
Mark Feierstein and Ana Iparraguirre
To misread Hispanic voters is to miss a fundamental dynamic of the presidential race. For all the talk about race and gender, it is ethnicity that may determine the next president of the United States.
Watch for the Race Chasm Today in OR and KY
Newspaper columnist, radio host (AM760), bestselling author
The Oregon results may explode the idea that Obama cannot win white working-class voters. But if both Oregon and Kentucky go the way they are expected to go, it will further confirm the Race Chasm.
Hillary and Race Relations: GOP Tactics that Threaten the Democratic Party
Jim Schumacher and Debbie Bookchin
Debbie Bookchin is co-editor of the forthcoming book of essays...
Based on the Clinton campaign's new electoral math, black votes are actually worth less than white votes. The subtext, even while cloaked as "electoral strategy," is racist at its core.
Rendell: Some Whites Won't Support Obama Because Of Race
Clyburn: Bill Clinton May Be Damaging His Reputation
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