Rebecca Gordon: The roots of much of the turmoil in the current Republican Party are, however, centuries old. They go back, in fact, to the twin crimes that have helped shape this country from its very beginning: slavery and imperial expansion.
Berry Craig: Kentucky is more 87 percent white; so is our county. I wish I could see evidence hereabouts that many white folks who voted for Trump are abandoning their Great White Hope. I can’t.
Irene Monroe: We are a country that doesn’t want to confront race. Halloween, an activity that’s masked with tricks and treats and playful mischief, ironically unmasks the face of America’s troubled history with race.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Inglewood (once dubbed Ingle-Watts and now on the precipice of two new multi-billion dollar stadium developments that community activists have pushed back on), has become the new “jam” of Becky and Biff with 2.5 kids and a $500k starter home loan to burn on planting white picket fences in the hood.
Berry Craig: While Trump brags on his bromance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he’s called American Jews ignorant and traitors.
Margaret Kimberley: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and others led the charge by claiming that anyone questioning the result was a racist bent on discrediting WFP’s black leadership.
Sharon Kyle — Deep inside I wept. At that moment, I think she sensed, even more than I was able to admit to myself, how deeply I had been wounded.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The backlash to Johnson’s ascent after the resignation of Tory Prime Minister Theresa May is reminiscent of Trumpian political turbulence.
Tom Hastings: Even when income and wealth/poverty levels are controlled for, African Americans, Native Americans/Pacific Islanders have lower five-year survival rates for the aggregate of cancers suffered in the US.
Joseph Palermo: The current president chooses to use the “bully pulpit” either for barking at the press over the whir of a helicopter or for hate-filled Tweet storms that sound like they were written by a spoiled seven-year-old.
Alvaro Huerta: When the government targets a particular racialized group with brutal policies and programs, you are either in favor of the state’s inhumane policies and programs or you are against them.
Sharon Kyle: White supremacy isn’t just a right-wing belief–no, it is mainstream and has been since the birth of the nation (no pun intended).
Peter Laarman: I’m a preacher and I can say with near certainty that 99% of the sermons preached yesterday morning didn’t get close to the level of truth-telling that’s needed. Nor will the compulsory “thoughts and prayers” pronouncements, nor the words spoken at memorial services over the next days and weeks.