Novella Coleman: When we erase these experiences from our collective consciousness, we cannot fully grasp the depth of the problem nor the urgent need for reforms that are inclusive and responsive to the experiences of Black women.
Sharon Kyle: Starbucks and MSNBC and any other organization attempting to take actions they feel will bridge the racial divide should be applauded. But ultimately we all must come to the realization that we are all being played.
Jessie Daniels: It may seem unlikely that someone like me, trained as a sociologist, would teach a course on memoir, but there is a turn within sociology now toward exploring interior emotional worlds.
Harvey Wasserman: Just after World War II, the team shunned not one but TWO players as great as Ruth. And it happened not just from stupidity, but also from explicitly stated racism.
Berry Craig: Trump counted on whites to translate “Make America Great Again” as “Make America White Again.” He ran the most overtly racist presidential campaign since George Wallace’s 50 years ago.
Sharon Kyle: As well intentioned and sincere the CEO may be, and I have no reason to doubt his intentions, he offers nothing that would lead a black person to believe that his actions will result in a significant change in the behavior of Starbucks employees.
Alvaro Hueto: It’s long overdue for Chicanas/os and Mexicans to unite and reject all racist rhetoric, actions and policies by American leaders and millions of its citizens against our people.
Frank Fear: Go to any major college or pro football or basketball game. Who’s playing on the field? Who’s watching in the stands? The answers are as clear as black and white.
Robert Koehler: The grotesque photographs of dangling corpses are American history, far more than the simplistic heritage represented by the statues of Confederate generals.
Scott Prosterman: The success of Loyola-Chicago in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament prompts us to remember two of the great, unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement – former Mississippi State Coach Babe McCarthy and MSU President Dean Colvard. Loyola won the championship in 1963 with four black starters, defeating McCarthy’s Bulldogs along the way.
Sharon Kyle: Left untold in most of our history books are the many benefits the United States granted to European immigrants and their descendants but denied others.
WJ Astore: Don’t focus on his pricey dining set, America: Focus on Ben Carson’s ignorance and his prejudice against millions of patriotic Americans, who just happen to be Muslim. And remember how he was rewarded for this.
The first thing my wife and I realized was that it was hard not knowing how to express our liberal racial views in a Southern community.