Yes, the president is a racist -- unequivocally and without apology. But what now?
A new harrowing video shows Philando Castile's girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter in the back of the police car after his death.
While the outing of former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal's as a white woman has angered many, there is an argument to made that her attempt to live as a black woman is actually a step forward for race relations in America, and a positive for the black community that has long suffered from damaging stereotypes.
The 2008 Presidential primaries featured a bitter battle between Hillary and then candidate Obama. In the trenches of political warfare Hillary crossed the line on racial sensitivity a few times. The Hillary camp was involved in acts that, if the Sanders campaign is so inclined to exploit, could prove problematic in her relationship with Black voters.
How lovely of her.
To what extent is a person’s sexuality due to genetic factors, and to what extent are they the product of individual experience? How should an individual’s self identity influence how other people should behave towards them? A professor of psychology looks at the fascinating cases of Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal.
Here we go again. Another story in the news about the death of an unarmed Black man (and woman in this case) by law enforcement followed by an acquittal. In Cleveland, Judge O’Donnell found police officer Michael Brele not guilty of all charges in the 2012 deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.
Could it be that the statistics showing astronomical urban street crime on behalf of blacks be skewed by racial bias and profiling? Clearly.
Evidently, O'Reilly doesn't think they're smart enough to know exactly what they were protesting.
If you really don't understand why protesters in Ferguson and around the world are so enraged by the grand jury's failure to indict Darren Wilson, then you simply don't understand history, regardless of whether it's the history of 100 or 200 years ago, or the history of what happened in the major media yesterday.
And so, as always, we watched the video so you don't have to.
As a quick starter, it is important to understand that your potential black friend a) doesn't want to be a rapper b) didn't only get into college because he/she played basketball, and c) probably doesn't have a criminal record.
Septic, institutional race related fear of black people caused the white people to pack up their tennis bats and muffin mix and leave Ferguson in their Volvos. And it's fear that brings them back with their zip ties and gas masks in their tanks.
Why are we not the least bit shocked at this?
Dinesh D'Souza, a man who made a career out of smearing President Obama using every dishonest tactic in the GOP handbook, is almost certainly going to jail after pleading guilty on Tuesday to a campaign finance law violation.
Donald Sterling is such a racist asshole that he doesn't even understand that he's a racist asshole. Check out our translation of his revealing diatribe against black people.
The fact that he isn't at all racist while having also mocked racism on his show since it premiered in 2005 should have, in a reasonable world, offered him a huge benefit of the doubt here. Instead, Dan Snyder has basically gotten off scot-free since Thursday while the man who excoriated Dan Snyder's insensitivity is instead targeted as the racist villain.
When you’re white in America you’re given the freedom to be an individual without the connotations, and limitations of your race. In short you’re just a person, instead of a black person.
During an appearance on the Gun Owner’s News Hour radio show, the topic of African-Americans came up and Pratt did some, shall we say, ill-advised analysis of the differences between African-Americans and continental Africans.
There's clearly an unlimited amount of RAM inside the far-right outrage machine. Just a cursory peek at the conservative blogosphere reveals seething rage at a Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial of all things.
At the tail end of today's White House press briefing, Fox News Channel's Ed Henry went there -- again. Yes, for the gazillionth time, a Fox News goon attacked the presidential family for -- SHOCK-HORROR! -- going on vacation.
World Net Daily is the black hole at the center of galactic wingnuttia. And its online reader poll on the "life and work" of Nelson Mandela is going just about as you'd expect. Leading the pack with 69 percent of the vote is the response: "He was a violent communist revolutionary who never should have been released from prison."
While reading various articles about the life and passing of Nelson Mandela, curiosity got the best of me and I perused various right-wing blogs. The majority of the comments at Town Hall, Glenn Beck's The Blaze and, of course, Breitbart.com were predictably awful.
This past Saturday marked the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat which was the incident that sparked the Montgomery bus boycott. So in deference to proper social decorum, and decency the RNC tweeted the following: “Today we remember Rosa Parks' bold stand and her role in ending racism.”
While the country was transfixed last month by the Florida trial and verdict in the George Zimmerman case, another high-profile murder trial was getting under way 5,000 miles to the west, in Honolulu. The two cases have more in common than sunny locales. Like Zimmerman’s trial for the shooting of young Trayvon Martin, the Hawaii trial of Christopher Deedy for the shooting of Kollin Elderts raises questions about race, guns and self-defense in America.
Ted Nugent and Rand Paul aren't joking. They really believe that they're civil rights heroes. It's continuously astonishing to me that these guys are still oblivious to the existence of the internet, which, seemingly to their dismay, contains a complete record of remarks that thoroughly debunk these declarative lies.
If there remained any doubt about the connection between American racism and “small-government conservatism,” the Tea Party-dominated House Republican majority helped remove it last week in its handling of the farm bill. The Republicans larded on extra money for agricultural subsidies benefiting mostly white-owned agribusiness and then lopped off the food-stamp program entirely. It, after all, benefits a disproportionate share of blacks and other racial minorities. In this exercise of government favoritism for wealthy whites and cruelty toward the poor (many blacks and other minorities), the pretense of free-market economics was even stripped away. If “libertarianism” were not just a polite cover for racism, the House Republicans would have killed agricultural subsidies, too.
In a case of terrible poetic injustice, it was the principle of 'innocent until proven guilty' that allowed George Zimmerman to go home to his family - the very same principle he denied Trayvon Martin. The truth is, in America, all black men are guilty until proven innocent.
The shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman sparked off another epic race debate in America. Given the outcome on Saturday night, no one other than George Zimmerman benefited from the emotionally charged drama that played itself out in Florida's court system. Let it be said plainly: The decision delivered by the all white jury was a disgrace.
Internet trolls probably have an automatic alert that pings them when someone writes about subjects pertaining to race in America, jolting them away from episodes of 'Maury' and microwaved Hot Pockets so they can do battle against evil liberals supporting affirmative action and lesbians. Check out our battle with one of them.